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92. Martin HOLTZCLAW was born about 1794 in Virgina.18 He died before 1870 at the age of 76 in Indiana.

Probably buried Ridgeport Cemetery, Bloomfield, Greene Co IN - there are no dates on his stone but it does show he served in the KY Infantry during the War of 1812.

1850 Census. Greene Co IN, Hh 151
Martin Holesclaw, Sen. age 56, farmer, b. VA
Nancy, 47, b. NC [probably 2nd wife]
Jordan Holesclaw, 25, b. KY
Benjamin Holesclaw, 30, b. KY

Martin married Nancy Dover, 6 Apr 1842, Greene Co, Indiana Marriages 1802-1892, Ancestry. com.

I believe in Hh 149 I found Polly, married to John Akin, and William and Martin Holesclaw were living with her.


1860 Census. Carter Twp, Greene Co IN, Hh 799
Martin Holstclaw, age 66, farmer, b. VA
Nancy, age 57, b. NC
Nancy Dover, age 10, b. IN [prob a grandchild of Nancy's from her 1st marriage]

In 1870, Nancy was living with a son by her first marriage, Fairplay Twp, Greene Co, Hh 115
Joshua Dover, 36, b. IN. Elizabeth J., 27, b. IL
John W. 8, b. Iowa. Nancy C., 5, b. Iowa. Mary A., 3, b. IN, Ezra A., 9 months, b. IN
Nancy Holtzclaw, age 67 "Lives with Son", b. NC


In 1850, in Greene Co, there was a 4-year-old, Zachry T. Holesclaw living with the family of William McKee, Hh 588. He wasn't with them in 1860, nor did I find him anywhere. But in 1870, he was again living in Greene Co, now married. Benjamin Holtzclaw also named a son Zachary Taylor - he was born about 1858.
1870 Census. Richland Twp, Bloomfield P.O. Greene Co, Hh 39
Z. T. Holtzclaw, 23, shoe merchant, b. IN
Maria E., 21. John B. age one month.

Buried Faucett-Fellows Cemetery, Greene Co IN:
Maria E. Holtsclaw, born 11 Oct 1853, died 7 Oct 1870, wife of Z. T. Holtsclaw.

In 1880, the child John was living in Worthington Twp, Greene Co, Hh 250
Silesia Fossett, female, age 53, b. Ohio, father born MA, mother b. VT
Frank Fellows, age 22, son, b. IN. Edward Fellows, age 20, son, b. IN
John Holtsclaw, age 10, grandson, b. IN
Irene Haywood, age 39, servant, b. IN, parents b. TN

Martin HOLTZCLAW and Sally PARSONS were married on 20 December 1814 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.89 Sally PARSONS died before 1840.

Martin HOLTZCLAW and Sally PARSONS had the following children:

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Beverley HOLTZCLAW was born (date unknown).

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Benjamin HOLTZCLAW was born in February 1817 in Kentucky. He died on 14 November 1900 at the age of 83 in Greene County, Indiana.

1860 Census. Center Twp, Greene Co IN, Hh 801
Benjamin Holstclaw, 42, b. KY
Jane, 23, b. IN [Jane Sexson from obit of son Henry]
children b. IN: Sarah 4, Taylor Z. age 2, Mary J. 6 months.

1870 Census. Center Twp, Solsberry P.O., Greene Co IN, Hh 199
Ben Holesclaw, age 53, farmer, b. KY
Jane, age 33, b. IN
Sarah 13. Zachariah 12. Jane 10. Benjamin 6. Margaret A. 4. Elizabeth age 1.

1880 Census. Center Twp, Greene Co IN. Jasper Holtsclaw, Enumerator. [son of William]
Hh 161
Benj. Holtsclaw, age 63, farmer, b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. KY
Jane, 43, wife.
Sarah 23, dau. Z. T. 22, son. Mary J. 20, dau. Benj. F., 16, son. Margaret A. 14, dau. Elizabeth 11, dau. Henry H., 8 son. Claresy M., age 6, daughter.

1900 Census. Center Twp, Greene Co IN, Hh 41
Taylor Holtsclaw, b. Feb 1858, age 41
Benjamin, father, b. Feb 1817, age 83, married for 45 years, b. KY
Jane, mother, b. Dec 1836, age 63, 10 children - 8 are living
Sarrah, sister, b. Jun 1856, age 43
Henry, brother, b. Apr 1874, age 36.
Hh 61
Benjamin Holtsclaw, b. Jul 1863, age 36, married 10 years
Saddie, wife, b. Oct 1885, age 24, 4 children - 3 are living, b. IN
Truley G., dau, b. Feb 1893, 7.
Truman D., son, b. Aug 1895, age 4.
Tevia H., dau, b. Nov 1897, age 2

FindAGrave has his birth as 17 Feb 1817, died 14 Nov 1900. buried Ridgeport Cemetery, Bloomfield, Greene Co IN.
Obit:
Benjamin HOLTSCLAW, one of the early settlers of Center Township, aged eighty-four years, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, and was buried Thursday at Ridgeport. He was born in Kentucky. He was a brother of Martin HOLTSCLAW, deceased, and William HOLTSCLAW, also pioneers of Center Township. His children are Benjamin, Zachary, Henry and Sarah HOLTSCLAW, and Malinda KIRK and Alice HAYS, all of Center Township, and Elizabeth ANDERSON, of Richland Township, and Mary ALLEN, of Jefferson Township

CEMETERIES OF EASTERN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1994, GCHS, Ridgeport Cemetery, Section 13 T7N R4W, Center Township, Page 82: Benjamin HOLTSCLAW, 7 Feb 1817—14 Nov 1900, CO E 2ND REG IND VOL ARMY, Mexican War; Jane HOLTSCLAW, 5 Dec 1837—20 Aug 1921; Taylor HOLTSCLAW, s/o Benjamin & Jane, no dates; Sarah HOLTSCLAW, d/o Benjamin & Jane, no dates; Henry HOLTSCLAW, 1873—1957; Zachariah HOLTSCLAW, 1919; Benjamin F. HOLTSCLAW, “Father”, 1863—1951; Sarah J. HOLTSCLAW, “Mother”, w/o Benjamin F., 1876—1957.


Son Taylor. born 25 Feb 1858, died 27 Nov 1919
Obit:
Taylor HOLTSCLAW was born February 25, 1858, and departed this life November 27, 1919, aged sixty-one years, nine months and two days.
He was the son of Benjamin and Jane HOLTSCLAW. The father and an infant sister and brother preceded him to the better land
He leaves his aged mother, a brother, Henry, a sister Sarah, at home; a brother B. F. HOLTSCLAW, of Center Township; four sisters—Mrs. Mary ALLEN, of Solsberry: Mrs. Alice BAYS, of Center Township; Mrs. Elisabeth ANDERSON, of Linton, and Mrs. Malinda KIRK, of Brownwood, Mo., with a host of distant relatives, friends and neighbors to mourn his departure.
He will be greatly missed in the home, as he was a kind, loving, dutiful son and brother; always at home, the head of the house; Sarah having said during his sickness, “we can’t do without Taylor.” As a neighbor there were few like him, always ready to lend a helping hand in sickness and during rush or busy times on the farm. We will all miss him, but our loss is his gain.
He was thoroughly converted during his sickness and departed this life in the triumph of a living faith.


Son Henry, born 7 Apr 1873, died 2 Mar 1957.
Obit:
Henry HOLTSCLAW, 84 year-old well known lifelong resident of the Ridgeport community, died at 11:00 o’clock Saturday evening at his home. He had been in failing health for some time. Born near Ridgeport April 7, 1873, he was the son of Benjamin and Jane (SEXSON) HOLTSCLAW. He was a farmer during his lifetime. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nettie FIELDS-HOLTSCLAW; THREE STEP-CHILDREN, Mrs. Mary ROGERS, OF Indianapolis; Eugene B. FIELDS, of Martinez, California, and William Theodore FIELDS, of Los Angeles, California, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth ANDERSON, of Linton. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at the Ridgeport Church at 10:00 o’clock.


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Barnett HOLTZCLAW died before October 1858 in Greene County, Indiana.

Barnett Holtsclaw married Julia Ann Osborne, 14 Dec 1843, Greene Co, IN. Indiana Marriages 1802-1892, Ancestry. com.
The unplaced Zachary T. Holtzclaw, age 4, in 1850, was surely his orphaned child. Barnett doesn't appear in subsequent censuses.

Julia A. Holtsclaw married William McKee, 15 Oct 1858, which explains why this child was living in that household.

In 1850, in Greene Co, there was a 4-year-old, Zachry T. Holesclaw living with the family of William McKee, Hh 588. He wasn't with them in 1860, nor did I find him anywhere. But in 1870, he was again living in Greene Co, now married.
1870 Census. Richland Twp, Bloomfield P.O. Greene Co, Hh 39
Z. T. Holtzclaw, 23, shoe merchant, b. IN
Maria E., 21. John B. age one month.

Buried Faucett-Fellows Cemetery, Greene Co IN:
Maria E. Holtsclaw, born 11 Oct 1853, died 7 Oct 1870, wife of Z. T. Holtsclaw.

In 1880, the child John was living in Worthington Twp, Greene Co, Hh 250
Silesia Fossett, female, age 53, b. Ohio, father born MA, mother b. VT
Frank Fellows, age 22, son, b. IN. Edward Fellows, age 20, son, b. IN
John Holtsclaw, age 10, grandson, b. IN
Irene Haywood, age 39, servant, b. IN, parents b. TN

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Hosea HOLTZCLAW was born (date unknown).

Barnett and Hosea were twins; Hosea died young.

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Mary "Polly" HOLTZCLAW was born in 1821 in Kentucky.

Polly Holtzclaw married John Akins, 25 Apr 1841, Greene Co. Indiana Marriages 1802-1892, Ancestry. com.

1850 Census. Greene Co, IN Hh 149
John Akin, 32, b. KY
Polly, 29, b. KY [I believe this is probably Polly Holtzclaw]
Children b. IN: Sally 7, James 6, Elisabeth 4, and William 3.
William Holsclaw, 24, b KY
Martin Holesclaw, 27, b. KY

1860 Census. Center Twp, Greene Co IN, Hh 684
John Akens, 46. Mary, 40.
James 16. Elizabeth 13. William 12. Eliza 10. Bentley 9. Martha 9. John age 2.

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Martin HOLTZCLAW Jr..

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Jordan HOLTZCLAW was born in 1825 in Kentucky. He died in Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana.

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William HOLTZCLAW was born in August 1826 in Kentucky. He died on 14 February 1911 at the age of 84 in Greene County, Indiana.

1850 Census. Greene Co, IN Hh 149
John Akin, 32, b. KY
Polly, 29, b. KY [I believe this is probably Polly Holtzclaw]
Children b. IN: Sally 7, James 6, Elisabeth 4, and William 3.
William Holsclaw, 24, b KY
Martin Holesclaw, 27, b. KY

Married Elizabeth Stalcup daughter of Hanse Stalcup of Green Co, IN, 25 Dec 1850, Greene Co IN. William served in both Mexican War and in the Union Army during the Civil War.

1860 Census. Center Twp, Greene co IN
William Holstclaw, age 33, b. KY
Elizabeth 30.
children b. IN: Jasper 8, James N. 7, Sarah M. 5, Lidda J. 2, Hester A., age 1 month

1870 Census. Center Twp, Greene Co IN, Hh 197
Wm Holtsclaw, age 43, b. KY
Elizabeth A., 39, b. IN
Jasper 18. James N. 17. Sarah M. 15. Lydda J. 13. Hester A., age 10

1880 Census. Center Twp, Greene Co, IN, Hh 184 Jasper Holtsclaw, Enumerator
James N. Holtsclaw, age 27. Sarah M. 25, wife, b. Ohio
Nora B., dau. Elmer, 6 son. Hosey E., 3, son. Cora H. 2, dau. William A., 1/12, b. May 1880, son.
Hh 185
Wm Holtsclaw, age 53, b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. KY
Elizabeth 49, wife.
Jasper, age 28, son, Teaching

1900 Census, Beech Creek Twp, Greene Co IN, Hh 149
Jasper Holtzclaw, b. Oct 1851, age 48, married 17 years [died 1933, buried Solsberry Cemetery, Greene Co, IN]
Amanda, wife, b. Apr 1853, age 47, no children. [Buried Solsberry Cemetery, Greene Co, died 1914; nee Stone]
Center Twp, Greene Co, Hh 115
James N. Holtsclaw, b. Oct 1852, age 47, married 27 years
Sarrah M., wife, b. Aug 1854, age 46, 12 children - 10 are living
Homer, son, b. Jan 1882, age 18
Freeland R., son, b. Sep 1889, age 10
Albert O, son, b. Sep 1891, age 8 [FindAGrave - d. 18 Sep 1942 - buried Walnut Grove Cemetery, Park, Greene co IN - served in WW I - as a Pvt,, 36th Inf, 12th Div.]
Maud, dau, b. Feb 1894, age 6
Hh 150
William Holtsclaw, b. Aug 1826, age 73, married 49 years
Elizabeth A., wife, b. Dec 1830, age 69, 7 children - 5 are living.

FindAGrave.com
Elizabeth Ann Stalcup Holtsclaw, born 22 Dec 1830, died 10 Dec 1906. buried Walnut Grove Cemetery, Park, Greene Co, IN
Mrs. William HOLTSCLAW, a pioneer and one of the best-known women of Greene County died Tuesday at her home in Center Township, at an advanced age. Her husband, who survives, is one of the very few Mexican War veterans left in this county. The funeral services were held from the Walnut Grove church Wednesday. Interment at that place.
CEMETERIES OF EASTERN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1994, G.C.H.S., Walnut Grove/Mood Cemetery, Page 176: HOLTSCLAW, Elizabeth, w/o William, d/o Hance & Anna Stalcup, 22 Dec 1830, 10 Dec 1906; HOLTSCLAW, William, s/o Martin Sr., 1826, 1911, Mexican War.

William Holtsclaw, born 19 Aug 1826, died 14 Feb 1911
Obit:
William HOLTSCLAW was born in bluegrass region, Kentucky, August 19, 1826. He died Feb. 14, 1911, at the home of his son, Jasper, at Solsberry, aged eighty-four years, five months and twenty-five days. His parents brought him to Greene County, Indiana, at the age of two years, where he remained a citizen until his death. He grew to manhood under the influence of a rather frontier life. When young he labored for others, finally working at the Furnace under the DOWNING management and ownership. Not long after which he was married to Elizabeth Ann STALCUP, a daughter of one of the first surveyors of the county–Hance STALCUP. The marriage occurred December 25, 1850. He then began life on a farm then in woods. Here were born unto the parents seven children: Jasper HOLTSCLAW, of Solsberry; James N. HOLTSCLAW and Mrs. Sarah M. CAIN, of Heaton, Mrs. Jennie PHILLIPS, of Bloomfield, and Mrs. Hester A. BINGHAM, of Fresno, California, the two younger children dying in infancy. He had thirty-seven grandchildren, six of whom are dead, also thirty great-grandchildren, three of whom are dead. His grandfather Holtsclaw was of German ancestry, a man of masculine quality and mental solidarity, the great-grandfather possessing the same characteristics. (While teaching at Hardinsburg, Indiana, Jasper HOLTSCLAW, son of the deceased, met a German, who gave much information regarding German relatives. This German was well acquainted with the people.) During the earlier days of the deceased's life, it took great physical endurance to meet the then conditions of life. To the boy of average conditions poor opportunities existed for an education. Long after his marriage when he was in comparatively easy circumstances, he attended night schools in an old school house , in the American Bottom. Here he laid the foundation for what mathematics he had. This school, however, did not shape his after intellectual conditions, but it was his thirst for history, the Bible and philosophic lines of thinking that caused him to do his intellectual work. He used his noon hours and rest spells in studying history, the Bible and history of religions. He read all original scientists and all great authors he could get hold of. He never wearied of reading. He would tax his strong constitution in pushing his reading. He saw the time when he could almost say the Bible as a recitation. After the study of this book, he began the study of ancient history, with which he became very familiar. He was also quite conversant with modern history. Few men possessed the historical knowledge of this man and this becomes emphasized when it is known that he was self taught. His capacious memory seemed to hold all he read. He now turned his attention to the history of religions, becoming almost an adept in this line. At his death he was practically a Unitarian. Intellectual men would converse with him for hours upon his chosen themes. He was a great talker and never had any difficulty in attracting auditors in his chosen field. Some of these men were quite learned and enjoyed him. Traveling men of the reading type made it a point to meet him as often as convenient. Bloomfield has been a trading place, more or less, for sixty-one years after marriage. Here he had formed lasting friendship with the honorable of all classes, many of whom were exceptionally steadfast friends. Bloomfield was home to him. He was happy here with his friends. He was a soldier in the Mexican war, being a private in Company E, Second Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He was the last soldier in Greene County of Rousseau's command. His father was in the battle of New Orleans and in the battle of the Thames of the war of 1812. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Walnut Grove cemetery, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1911.


Son James Newton Holtsclaw, b. 21 Oct 1852, d. 20 Nov 1925
Obit:
James Newton HOLTSCLAW, son of William and Elizabeth HOLTSCLAW, was born near Ridgeport, in Center Township, October 21, 1852, and departed this life November 20, 1925 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ward BARTLEY, at Palestine, Illinois.
He was married to Sarah Margaret CULLISON, November 16, 1871, who survives him. To this union were born twelve children, four of whom, Elmer, William, Emma and Zora, have preceded him in death. Those who survive are Mrs. Nora MUTERSPAUGH, Bloomfield; Edward HOLTSCLAW, of Ridgeport; Mrs. Cora HOSTETTER, Park; Homer HOLTSCLAW, Clinton; Mrs. Lily TURPIN, Sullivan; Mrs. Maude BARTLEY, Palestine, Illinois; Freeland HOLTSCLAW and Albert HOLTSCLAW. He also leaves one brother Jasper HOLTSCLAW, and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie PHILLIPS and Mrs. Sarah CAIN, Bloomfield, and Mrs. Hester BINGHAM, of Fresno, California. Among others who mourn his departure are forty-one grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
He lived a long, quiet, peaceful life in the community where he was born. Through the labors of him and his good wife he reared to maturity a large family who so lovingly cared for and sustained him through his infirmity and age. He lived a quiet, unassuming independent life, and was a faithful husband and father and a good neighbor, and will be missed by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held at the Walnut Grove Church. Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Sarah Cullison Holtsclaw was born 30 Aug 1854, died 4 Apr 1936, daughter of Coen & Ruth Cullison.


Martin HOLTZCLAW and Nancy (Hammons) DOVER were married on 6 April 1842 in Greene County, Indiana. Nancy (Hammons) DOVER was born in 1803 in North Carolina. She died before 1880 at the age of 77.