Mary Hollen1

b. 1858
Father*Markham Hollen1 b. 21 Nov 1810, d. 1880
Mother*Minerva Belcher1 b. 1824, d. 9 Jul 1907
Birth*1858Mary Hollen was born about 1858 in Indiana.1
(Daughter) Census US 186019 July 1860Mary was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 19 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. She was 2 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum and Minerva Hollen, Year: 1860; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 481; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Mitchell Hollen1

b. 1818
Father*Nathan Hollen1,2 b. 1779
Mother*Elizabeth Belcher1,3 b. bt 1781 - 1790
Birth*1818Mitchell Hollen was born about 1818 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*15 August 1836He married Elizabeth Belcher on 15 August 1836 in Orange County, Indiana. Consent for their marriage license had been given in writing, and their marriage was performed by William C. Walls, Justice of the Peace.4

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP3F-C44. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP3F-C5V
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  4. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, database with images, online at www.familysearch.org. Digital collection of microfilmed records located at the Wayne County Courthouse, Richmond, Indiana. Includes surname indexes, marriage license with written consent issued, and marriage performed by William C. Walls, Justice of the Peace, on 15 August 1836 in Orange County between Mitchell Hollen and Elizabeth Belcher; viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTMC-9867. Hereinafter cited as Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.

Nancy Hollen1

b. 1862
Father*Markham Hollen1 b. 21 Nov 1810, d. 1880
Mother*Minerva Belcher1 b. 1824, d. 9 Jul 1907
Birth*1862Nancy Hollen was born about 1862 in Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum and Minerva Hollen, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Nathan Hollen1

b. 1779
Birth*1779Nathan Hollen was born about 1779 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Belcher, daughter of William Belcher.1,2
Census US 1830*1830Nathan Hollen was enumerated on the 1830 census taken in White County, Tennessee. His household consisted of thirteen people, eight males and five females. Nathan would have been the one male between the ages of 50 thru 59 years, and his wife, Elizabeth, would have been the one female between the ages of 40 thru 49 years.3

Family

Elizabeth Belcher b. bt 1781 - 1790
Children1.William Hollen+1,4 b. 1806
2.Jesse Hollen5,1 b. 1807
3.Markham Hollen+1,6 b. 21 Nov 1810, d. 1880
4.Arthur Hollen7,1 b. bt 1811 - 1820
5.John Hollen8,1 b. 1813
6.Elisa Hollen9,1 b. 1816
7.Mitchell Hollen10,1 b. 1818

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP3F-C5V. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP3F-CTV
  3. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan "Holland", Year: 1830; Census Place: White, Tennessee; Series: M19; Roll: 182; Page: 27; Family History Library Film: 0024540. Hereinafter cited as 1830 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KGCK-1WC
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Nathan Hollen1

b. 1855
Father*Markham Hollen1 b. 21 Nov 1810, d. 1880
Mother*Minerva Belcher1 b. 1824, d. 9 Jul 1907
Birth*1855Nathan Hollen was born about 1855 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census US 186019 July 1860Nathan was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 19 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. He was 5 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum and Minerva Hollen, Year: 1860; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 481; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Nathan Hollen1

b. 21 June 1830, d. 15 April 1896
Father*William Hollen2,3 b. 1806
Mother*Elizabeth __?__4 b. 1804
Birth*21 June 1830Nathan Hollen was born on 21 June 1830 in Daviess County, Indiana.1
Marriage*31 May 1849He married Martha Jane Belcher, daughter of Berry Belcher and Jane Trimble, on 31 May 1849 in Crawford County, Indiana.1,5
Census US 1850*26 August 1850Martha Jane and Nathan Hollen were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. Nathan was 20 years old and worked as a farmer, and Martha Jane was 24 years of age. Her brother, Jesse Belcher, who was 19 years old and also worked as a farmer, was enumerated with them in 1850.6
Death*15 April 1896He died on 15 April 1896 in Crawford County, Indiana, at age 651
Burial* and was buried in Highfill Chapel Cemetery, Taswell, Crawford County.1

Family

Martha Jane Belcher b. 19 Oct 1825, d. 7 Jun 1898

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nathan Hollen, Memorial# 126542024. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KGC2-M8T. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KGCK-1WC
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Elizabeth Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Jane (Belcher) Hollen, Memorial# 180962946.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Martha Jane Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b.

Richard H. Hollen1

b. 1846
Father*William Hollen2 b. 1806
Mother*Elizabeth __?__2 b. 1804
Birth*1846Richard H. Hollen was born about 1846 in Crawford County, Indiana.2
(Son) Census US 185026 August 1850Richard was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in the household of his parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. He was 4 years old.2
Marriage*27 May 1865He married Elizabeth Enlow, daughter of Henry H. Enlow and Nancy Cook, on 27 May 1865 in Crawford County, Indiana.1

Family

Elizabeth Enlow b. 1845

Citations

  1. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, database with images, online at www.familysearch.org. Digital collection of microfilmed records located at the Wayne County Courthouse, Richmond, Indiana. Includes surname indexes, marriage on 27 May 1865 in Crawford County, Indiana, of Richard H. Hollen and Elizabeth Enlow, certifier's name J. M. Lemands, officiator's name F. W. Highfill. Hereinafter cited as Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Elizabeth Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

William Hollen1

b. 1806
Father*Nathan Hollen2,3 b. 1779
Mother*Elizabeth Belcher3,4 b. bt 1781 - 1790
(Head of Household) Brick Wall Research While we were working to organize and understand the information we had been collecting on the Belcher families of Orange and Crawford counties in Indiana, we ran into a serious Brick Wall. Two young girls, Mary Ann Belcher, age 16, and Catharine Belcher, age 11, were enumerated on the 1850 census in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana in the household of William Hollen. Mary Ann and Catharine, whom we suspected were sisters, had both been born in Orange County, Indiana. We had no idea which Belcher family these two young girls belonged with, and wondered why they would be living with the Hollen family.

From previous research, we’ve learned that the two most common circumstances causing children to live with relatives other than their immediate families were the deaths of one or both parents, and/or the arrival of a stepparent into their household.

The Belcher family we were researching had five brothers: James, Jesse, Joseph, Berry, and John. We had initially used the 1850 census as our primary source, and had been in the process of identifying the children of each of the brothers in order to develop each of their five families. We knew, for example, that James, the eldest brother, had died in 1842 leaving a wife and several children, most of whom had been born in Orange County; that the third brother, Joseph, had moved with his wife and children to Illinois by 1830; that the first wife of fourth brother, Berry, had died after giving birth to five children, that Berry had married a second time, had seven more children by 1850, and that his seven children born before 1841 had all been born in Orange County; that the youngest brother, John, as well as his wife and any children they may have had, were all deceased before 1850; and that Jesse, the second brother, had a wife and seven children, five of whom had been born in Orange County. From the 1850 census, we also learned that Jesse’s eldest daughter, Minerva, and Berry’s eldest daughter, Martha Jane, and second son, Jesse, had all been enumerated in separate households on the same census page as our two Brick Wall children, Mary Ann and Catharine Belcher. That was a fair amount of information, we thought, and hoped it provided us with enough clues to identify Mary Ann and Catharine’s parents. We still believed the girls belonged to one, or possibly two, of the five Belcher brothers, so we needed to make a deeper dive, using a variety of sources, into the families of each one. Reviewing all that we already knew, we felt the two most logical Belcher brothers to analyze first were Jesse and Berry because both were enumerated on the 1850 census in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, the same place where we found Mary Ann and Catharine in the household of William Hollen.

We began our targeted Brick Wall research of the brothers with the family of Jesse Belcher, the second brother, whose household on the 1850 census was a few census pages away from William Hollen’s. Jesse’s widowed daughter, Minerva, was enumerated in 1850 on the same census page as Mary Ann and Catharine in the household of William’s brother, Marcum Hollen. We were hopeful, initially, that we could connect at least one of the girls to Jesse. We tried; then had to admit that the birth years of his children too closely overlapped the birth years of Mary Ann and Catharine and that, if the girls belonged with Jesse and his wife, we would have found them with their parents.

Berry Belcher, the fourth brother, was enumerated in 1850 with his second wife and nine of his sixteen children, two from his first wife and seven from his second. They, too, were enumerated in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, a few pages away from the subjects of our search, and on the other side of the Hollen household from Berry’s brother, Jesse. Berry’s eldest daughter, Martha Jane, had married Nathan Hollen, a son of William Hollen, and Martha Jane and Nathan were enumerated in 1850 in the next household after Nathan’s father on the same census page. Enumerated with Nathan and Martha Jane was Martha Jane’s brother, Jesse Belcher. Again, we were hopeful as we recognized the intermingling relationships between the Belcher and Hollen families; and again, we were disappointed. Some of the birth years of Berry Belcher’s children either overlapped the birth years of Mary Ann and Catharine, or were too close together to be realistic.

Leaving our research in Crawford County, we moved on to Orange County, Indiana, where Mary Ann and Catharine had both been born. We were hopeful again about James, the oldest of the five Belcher brothers, because most of his six children had likely been born in Orange County. James had died in 1842, and his wife, Nancy, had not remarried. She was enumerated with her younger children, in Jackson, Orange County, in 1850. The birth years of the couple’s six children were consistently spaced at about four to five years apart, which could have left room to insert the two girls. Without any evidence, however, or even workable clues, we realized we were grasping at straws. Hating to let go, though, we decided that, rather than fully eliminate James and Nancy from our dwindling list of parental candidates, we would set them aside until we had completed our research of all of the Belcher brothers.

And, yes, we knew we were running out of brothers because we had already learned that John, the youngest of the Belcher brothers, as well as his wife and any children they may have had, were all deceased before 1850.

That left us with only Joseph, the third Belcher brother, on our list of parental candidates. He and his wife had moved permanently to Illinois by 1830. Additionally, they had a son born in Illinois the same year Catharine was born in Orange County, Indiana. We found it easy and appropriate to eliminate Joseph from our list of potential parents.

After completing phase two of our research on the Belcher brothers, we still had no parents for Mary Ann and Catharine. We had not yet completely given up on the eldest brother, James, and his wife, Nancy, as “possibles” and tried again to see them as plausible. After relooking at everything, and giving them additional consideration, we again determined it just wasn’t working. James and Nancy were not the parents we were searching for. We would have to look elsewhere.

Then later, after working unsuccessfully with other research methods, we discovered a 1904 death certificate for a Catharine (Belcher) Trusty, whose reported date of birth matched the birth year for our 11-year-old Catharine Belcher. The informant for Catharine's death certificate was her widowed husband, Levi Trusty, who reported the name of Catharine's father as Arthur Belcher, and her mother as ______ Pigg. Arthur??? With all of the Belchers we had already researched, we had no Arthur. We did, however, again have hope, and also excitement, as we began to look for Arthur.

We found an Arthur Belcher on the 1840 census in Jackson, Orange County, Indiana. He was between the ages of 40 thru 49 years and his household consisted of seven children, two males and five females. Arthur, we believe, had been widowed by 1840 because his household included no female old enough to be the children's mother. Three of the females were under the age of 10 years, and because Arthur was also enumerated in Orange County in 1830, it was logical to conclude that those three young females on the 1840 census had been born in Orange County, as had Mary Ann and Catharine. This was a Belcher family we had known nothing about, and wondered… Wow! Could this Arthur really be our Catharine’s father? And could one of those other young girls in Arthur’s household in 1840 have been Mary Ann? We definitely hoped so as we set about learning more about Arthur Belcher.

We found him on the 1830 census, also in Orange County, Indiana. His household consisted of seven individuals, three males and four females. We believe that Arthur was the one male between the ages of 30 thru 39 years, and that his wife was the one female between the ages of 20 thru 29 years. Neither Mary Ann nor Catharine were born by 1830, so they wouldn’t have been included among the other females.

Continuing backwards, we found Arthur on the 1820 census in Warren County, Tennessee. His household consisted of three individuals. Arthur and his wife were both between the ages of 16 thru 25, and only one child, a female under the age of 10 years, was enumerated with them. In the next adjacent household on the same census page, William Belcher was enumerated as the head of household. William and his wife were both over the age of 45 years and we suspected they were Arthur's parents. We did not find Arthur enumerated in any other census after 1840, and believe he died before 1850.

We needed earlier information about Arthur's life, and the Bureau of Land Management’s land patent information sent us down another road of exciting research. We learned that not just Arthur, but some of the other Belchers, had also purchased land patents in Indiana about the same time and location. The Belcher brothers’ father, John Belcher Sr., purchased 80 acres in Orange County on 5 August 1837; his fourth son, Berry, purchased 40 acres in Orange County on 1 September 1838; and his fifth son, John Jr., purchased 40 acres in Orange County on 1 August 1839, the same date Arthur purchased 40 acres on the border between Crawford County and Orange County.

We had known, since first discovering Arthur, that he was not a sixth brother of our five Belcher brothers. After completing our research of their land patent purchases, we began to realize that, although not brothers, they were likely related. Our “original” Belcher family began in Tennessee with John Belcher and his wife Martha Johnston, who moved with their five sons, James, Jesse, Joseph, Berry and John, and possibly daughters, to Orange County, Indiana. If there had been another son, Arthur, he would have to have died before 01 August 1839 when the four oldest sons of John Sr., disposed of their shares in their deceased father's property in Orange County by selling it to their youngest brother, John Jr. And we already knew that Arthur was living in 1840 when he was enumerated on that year’s census. So, if Arthur was not a fifth brother of our original Belcher family, who was he?

It was important to remind ourselves that our research objective was to determine the identities of Mary Ann and Catharine Belcher who were enumerated without their parents on the 1850 census in the household of William Hollen in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana.

So far, our most significant find was Catharine (Belcher) Trusty's death certificate reporting that her father's name was Arthur Belcher. Lacking any information to the contrary, we decided to believe it. Her mother’s surname may have been Pigg, as reported on her death certificate, and her full name even Elizabeth Pigg, as surmised on Catharine's Find a Grave memorial page. Not knowing her mother, though, would have to wait; we felt confident in our conclusion that Arthur Belcher was Catharine's father. So far, so good; however we still had found no evidence that Catharine and Mary Ann were sisters or why they would have been living with the William Hollen family in 1850.

Mary Ann, we learned, married Almarine Moore in 1851, and Almarine’s brother, Harral Moore, married Julia Ann Belcher in a double ceremony on the same date. Their marriage was the first time we had any evidence of a Julie Ann Belcher, and wondered if this was a case of brothers marrying sisters? And, if so, where was Julia Ann in 1850? We have not been able to find her anywhere! We knew this was going to take some thinking, as well as additional research. Then, when we learned that Jesse Belcher married Harral and Almarine’s sister, Mary Ann Moore, less than two months after Mary Ann and Julia Ann Belcher married the Moore brothers, our head exploded! To review… Jesse Belcher was Berry Belcher’s son. Jesse was enumerated in the home of his sister, Martha Jane, and her husband, Nathan Hollen, in 1850. Nathan’s father, William Hollen, was enumerated in 1850 one household above his son Nathan, and it was in Willam Hollen’s household that Mary Ann and Catharine Belcher were enumerated in 1850.

We don’t believe in coincidences. Mary Ann Belcher was born about 1834; Julia Ann Belcher was born about 1836; and Catharine Belcher was born in 1838. Mary Ann and Catharine were enumerated together, and we believe they were sisters. Catharine was a daughter of Arthur Belcher, so therefore we believe Mary Ann was also a daughter of Arthur Belcher. We cannot find Julia Ann Belcher anywhere on the 1850 census and believe she was likely also residing, with Mary Ann and Catharine, in the William Hollen household in 1850. We believe she was simply skipped by the census taker. She named her second son Arthur -- also likely not a coincidence. She was married in a double ceremony with Mary Ann, and we believe they were sisters who married brothers. We therefore believe that Mary Ann, Julia Ann and Catharine Belcher were all three sisters and, in 1850, the orphaned daughters of Arthur Belcher.

Okay, fine… But why were they living in the household of William Hollen?... To try to answer that question, we had to find out more about who Willam Hollen was. We learned he had been born in Tennessee, and we actually laughed out loud when we learned that his parents were Nathan Hollen and Elizabeth Belcher. So, there was an earlier connection between the Belcher and Hollen families. We just had to sort out how that early connection evolved into the families' later relationships. We had our original Belcher brothers, whose father was John Sr; we had Arthur Belcher, whose father we had decided was William Belcher; and we thought that John Sr. and William were brothers. Neither John Sr., nor any of his sons, named a son Arthur, while John Sr.’s brother, William Belcher, did name a son Arthur. Nathan and Elizabeth (Belcher) Hollen named a son Arthur, and was therefore likely to be more closely related to William Belcher than to John Sr. So, how was Elizabeth Belcher related to William Belcher? We believe she was Arthur's sister, about 10 years his senior, and possibly William Belcher’s eldest child. She would therefore have been an aunt to Arthur’s daughters, Mary Ann, Julia Ann and Catharine Becher. On the Hollen side, Nathan Hollen married Elizabeth Belcher and their son, William Hollen, was therefore Arthur Belcher’s nephew. And, it was in William Hollen’s household that the Belcher girls were enumerated in 1850. So, if Elizabeth (Belcher) Hollen was an aunt to Mary Ann, Julia Ann and Catharine Belcher, as we believe, it all makes perfect sense. The orphaned Belcher girls were enumerated in 1850 in the home of their 1st cousin, William Hollen, who had children the same ages as the Belcher girls.

Most importantly, at least to us anyway, is that we believe we've finally solved our serious Belcher girls Brick Wall: Mary Ann Belcher, Julia Ann Belcher, and Catharine Belcher were daughters of Arthur Belcher who died between 1840 and 1850.

It was a long and twisting road and, as if all of that wasn't enough to make us crazy... William Hollen had at least three brothers, Markham Hollen, Arthur Hollen and Mitchell Hollen, who married Minerva (Belcher) Belcher, Polly Belcher and Elizabeth Belcher, respectively. William's brother, Markham, married, as his second wife in 1853, Minerva (Belcher) Belcher, eldest daughter of the second Belcher brother, Jesse. Minerva's first husband had also been a Belcher, and she became a widow with four young children when he died before 1850. It concerns us a great deal that we have not been able to learn the given name, or Belcher family connection, of Minerva's first husband, and would greatly appreciate hearing from someone who knows. And, there are other Belcher family members we wonder about. William Hollen's brother, another Arthur, married Polly Belcher in 1835, and their brother, Mitchell, married Elizabeth Belcher in 1836. Additionally, we think that the Moses Belcher who married Eliza Belcher in 1835 was a son of William Belcher, and a brother of Arthur Belcher and Elizabeth (Belcher) Hollen, William Hollen's mother. Unfortunately, we have no idea which Belcher family, or families, Minerva's husband, or Polly, Elizabeth and Eliza belong with, and are hoping that someone reading this knows , and will tell us... Please...5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,3,4,2,39,40,41,42,43
Birth*1806William Hollen was born about 1806 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*He married Elizabeth __?__.1
Census US 1850*26 August 1850Elizabeth and William Hollen were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. William was 44 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $200, and Elizabeth was 46 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. Their seven unmarried children were enumerated with them in 1850. Anderson was 22 years of age and worked as a farmer with his father; Lucinda was age 17; Martha, William and John were ages 14, 12 and 10 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year; and Mariah and Richard were 7 and 4 years old, respectively. Also enumerated in the Hollen household in 1850 were Mary Ann Belcher, Julia Ann Belcher and Catharine Belcher, who we believe were sisters, daughters of Arthur Belcher and his wife, who were both deceased. Arthur, we believe was a brother of William's mother, Elizabeth Belcher, therefore making the relationship between William and the three girls, who had been born in Orange County, Indiana, 1st cousins. Mary Ann and Catharine were ages 16 and 11 years, respectively; and Julia Ann, whose enumeration was skipped by the census taker, was about age 14 in 1850.1

Family

Elizabeth __?__ b. 1804
Children1.Anderson Hollen1 b. 1828
2.Nathan Hollen44,3 b. 21 Jun 1830, d. 15 Apr 1896
3.Lucinda Hollen1 b. 1833
4.Martha Hollen1 b. 1836
5.William Hollen1 b. 1838
6.John Hollen1 b. 1840
7.Mariah Hollen1 b. 1843
8.Richard H. Hollen1 b. 1846

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Elizabeth Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP3F-C5V. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KGCK-1WC
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  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Elizabeth Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b, image# 16 of 23.
  6. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, citing the Belcher Heirs Deed, 1839, Orange County, Indiana, submitted by Jeannie Watts <e-mail address> with special thanks to Frankie Lu Eads of Princeton, Indiana who sent her a photocopy of the deed which we found attached in three files under Memories for Berry Belcher, online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/LTHD-H2Y
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Jackson, Orange, Indiana; Roll: 163; Page: 399a.
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  9. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph Belcher, Year: 1830; Census Place: Crawford, Illinois; Series: M19; Roll: 23; Page: 18; Family History Library Film: 0007648. Hereinafter cited as 1830 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Berry Belcher, Memorial# 34936541. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  11. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Berry and Mary Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 18b, image# 20 of 23.
  12. [S2283] Indiana, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 December 1826 in Orange County, Indiana, USA, of John Belcher and Eunice Pitman, referencing FHL Film# 1316696. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892.
  13. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Belcher, Junior, Year: 1830; Census Place: Orange, Indiana; Series: M19; Roll: 31; Page: 34; Family History Library Film: 0007720.
  14. [S2294] Will of Lewis Pitman dated 20 March 1849 in Macoupin County, Illinois, submitted for probate on 7 April 1849; transcription originally shared on 28 December 2012 by WLawrence2182, and attached to an Ancestry Tree; viewed on 27 April 2022, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/85867149/…. Hereinafter cited as Will of Lewis Pitman.
  15. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Sarah Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 13a, image# 9 of 23.
  16. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b, image# 16 of 23.
  17. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Martha Jane Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b, image# 16 of 23.
  18. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph Belcher, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jersey, Illinois; Roll: 61; Page: 339; Family History Library Film: 0007642. Hereinafter cited as 1840 United States Federal Census.
  19. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Ruth Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Point, Calhoun, Illinois; Roll: 99; Page: 335a.
  20. [S1571] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 20 November 1904 in Taswell, Crawford, Indiana, USA, of Catharine Trusty, transcribed by Ancestry as "Tensty", age 66, married to Lee Trusty, born 24 September 1838 to Arthur Belcher and ______ Pigg in Crawford Co, referencing Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1904; Roll: 03. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017.
  21. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur Belcher, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jackson, Orange, Indiana; Roll: 89; Page: 29; Family History Library Film: 0007728.
  22. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur Belcher, his name spelled "Arter" by the census taker and transcribed as "Aster" by Ancestry, Year: 1830; Census Place: Orange, Indiana; Series: M19; Roll: 31; Page: 36; Family History Library Film: 0007720.
  23. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Arthur Belcher, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Warren, Tennessee; Page: 310; NARA Roll: M33_122; Image: 274. Hereinafter cited as 1820 United States Federal Census.
  24. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Belcher, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Warren, Tennessee; Page: 310; NARA Roll: M33_122; Image: 274.
  25. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (U.S. Department of the Interior), online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Crawford County, Indiana, purchased by Arthur Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 August 1839 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 22 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx. Hereinafter cited as Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records.
  26. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 80 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by John Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 5 August 1837 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  27. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by Berry Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 September 1838 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  28. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by John Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 August 1839 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  29. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catharine (Belcher) Trusty, Memorial# 204517313.
  30. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, database with images, online at www.familysearch.org. Digital collection of microfilmed records located at the Wayne County Courthouse, Richmond, Indiana. Includes surname indexes, marriage licenses were issued on 11 November 1851 by the Circuit Court in Paoli, Orange County for Harral Moore to marry Julia Ann Belcher and for Almarine Moore to marry Mary Ann Belcher, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-9X9F. Hereinafter cited as Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.
  31. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Almarine Moore and Mary Ann Belcher and also of Harral Moore and Julia Ann Belcher, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-9X9F
  32. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Mary Ann Belcher and Almarine Moore, referencing Orange County, Indiana, original record located in the County Clerk's Office in Paoli, Indiana; Book: C- 3; Page: 389. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  33. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Harral Moore and Julia Ann Belcher and also of Almarine Moore and Mary Ann Belcher, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-9X9F
  34. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 November 1851 in Orange County of Julia Ann Belcher and Harral Moore, referencing Orange County, Indiana, original record located in the County Clerk's Office in Paoli, Indiana; Book: C- 3; Page: 389.
  35. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 8 January 1852 in Crawford County of Jesse Belcher and Mary Ann Moore, certifier's name: C. W. Kindle; officiator's name: J. H. McMickle, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:DV77-GZ6Z
  36. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 8 January 1852 in Crawford County of Mary Ann Moore and Jesse Belcher, his given name transcribed as "Isaac" by Ancestry, referencing Crawford County Indiana Marriages, 1818 - 1880, Books A - D, contents: Part I, Index of Grooms, Part II, Index of Brides, Compiled by Ruth M Slevin; Book: B; Page: 148.
  37. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann (Moore) Belcher, Memorial# 232116375.
  38. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Harold and Julia Moore, Year: 1870; Census Place: Madison, Pike, Indiana; Roll: M593_350; Page: 502B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  39. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP3F-CC1
  40. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 2 October 1853 in Orange County, of Markham Holland and Minerva Belcher, referencing Orange County, Indiana.
  41. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage license issued, and marriage performed by William C. Walls, Justice of the Peace, on 3 August 1835 in Orange County between Arthur Hollen and Polly Belcher; viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-96HZ
  42. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage license with written consent issued, and marriage performed by William C. Walls, Justice of the Peace, on 15 August 1836 in Orange County between Mitchell Hollen and Elizabeth Belcher; viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTMC-9867
  43. [S1501] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage license issued, and marriage performed by William C. Walls, Justice of the Peace, on 9 July 1835 in Orange County between Moses Belcher, his father's consent verbally given, and Eliza Belcher, consent in writing; viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMC-96HZ
  44. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KGC2-M8T

William Hollen1

b. 1838
Father*William Hollen1 b. 1806
Mother*Elizabeth __?__1 b. 1804
Birth*1838William Hollen was born about 1838 in Crawford County, Indiana.1
(Son) Census US 185026 August 1850William was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in the household of his parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. He was 12 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Elizabeth Hollen, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Ann Hollenback1

b. 16 November 1795, d. 8 November 1870
Father*George Hollenback1
Mother*Hannah __?__1
Birth*16 November 1795Ann Hollenback was born on 16 November 1795 in Virginia.1
Marriage*14 August 1829She married, as his second wife, John William Lovit, son of Daniel Heston Lovit and Mary J. James, on 14 August 1829 in Muskingum County, Ohio.1,2
Children*Ann and John William Lovit had two children together, Mary Jane Lovitt who married Isaac Morgan, and John W. Lovitt who married Louisa Baker, first, and Julia T. Civer, second.1,2,3
Death*8 November 1870She died on 8 November 1870 in Henderson County, Illinois, at age 741
Burial* and was buried in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Henderson County.1

Family

John William Lovit b. 28 Feb 1795, d. 31 Aug 1877

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ann (Hollenback) Lovit, Memorial# 53736745. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Lovit, Memorial# 53736744.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Lovitt, Memorial# 192256699.

George Hollenback1

Marriage*He married Hannah __?__.1

Family

Hannah __?__
Child1.Ann Hollenback1 b. 16 Nov 1795, d. 8 Nov 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ann (Hollenback) Lovit, Memorial# 53736745. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Rebecca Hollingsworth1

b. 1810, d. 1877
Birth*1810Rebecca Hollingsworth was born in 1810.1
Marriage*27 August 1856She married, as his third wife, Demas McFarland on 27 August 1856 in Hendricks County, Indiana.1
(Wife) Burial25 September 1869Rebecca became a widow when Demas McFarland died. He was buried on 25 September 1869, with his first two wives, in Section 6, Lot 7 of the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.2
Death*1877She died in 18771
Burial*30 April 1877 and was buried on 30 April 1877, with her husband and his first two wives, in Section 6, Lot 7 of the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca (Hollingsworth) McFarland, Memorial# 45981025. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Demas L. McFarland, Memorial# 45968946.

Sarah Hollinshead1

Residence*Sarah Hollinshead lived at Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married John D. Morris, son of Isaac Morris and Rachel Matthews.1

Family

John D. Morris b. 9 Apr 1811, d. 5 Jan 1868

Citations

  1. [S2037] Edward Mathews, The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Landsdale, Pennsylvania: Arthur K. Thomas, 1884), Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

Sycha Hollinshead1,2

b. 1847, d. 26 June 1942
Birth*1847Sycha Hollinshead was born about 1847 in Pennsylvania.3,4,5,6,7
Name-SpellingsHer surname was also spelled Hollingshead.8
Marriage*1 January 1865She married James H. Gipe on 1 January 1865 in Black Hawk County, Iowa.1,2,8,9
Census US 1880*26 June 1880Sycha and James H. Gipe were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 26 June 1880 in Prairie Dog, Harlan County, Nebraska. James was 40 years of age and a farmer, and Sycha was 34 years of age and keeping house. Their five children were enumerated with them in 1880. Dora R. was 14 years old; William S. and James W. were ages 12 and 7 years, respectively; and Alice M. and Sarah E. were ages 5 and 2 years, respectively. All of the children, except 2-year-old Sarah, were at school.1
Death*26 June 1942She died on 26 June 1942 at about age 958
Burial* and was buried in Block 136, Lot 4, Space 1, of Alma Cemetery, Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska.8

Family

James H. Gipe b. 9 Jan 1839, d. 10 May 1912
Children1.Dora R. Gipe7 b. 1866
2.William S. Gipe+1 b. 9 Feb 1867, d. 19 Aug 1955
3.James Wilson Gipe1 b. 3 Aug 1872, d. 5 Nov 1940
4.Alice M. Gipe7 b. 1875
5.Sarah E. Gipe7 b. 1878

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and Sycha Gipe, Year: 1880; Census Place: Prairie Dog, Harlan, Nebraska; Roll: 750; Page: 398C; Enumeration District: 028. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1508] Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James H. Gipe and "Nancy" Hollinshead on 1 January 1865 in Black Hawk County, Iowa, citing FHL Film# 1034533, Reference ID: 2:263F4KR. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sycha (Hollingshead) Gipe, Memorial# 103619593, her year of birth reported as 1847. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Levi and Catharine Hollinshead, Year: 1850; Census Place: Brush Creek, Fulton, Pennsylvania; Roll: 783; Page: 74a, Sycha's place of birth was recorded as Pennsylvania, and her year of birth estimated as 1847. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Levi and Catharine Hollinshead, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring Creek, Black Hawk, Iowa; Roll: M653_312; Page: 183; Family History Library Film: 803312, Sycha's place of birth was recorded as Pennsylvania, and the year of her birth estimated as 1849. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Sycha Gipe, Year: 1870; Census Place: Buffalo, Buchanan, Iowa; Roll: M593_379; Page: 365A, Sycha's place of birth was recorded as Pennsylvania, and her year of birth estimated as 1848. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and Sycha Gipe, Year: 1880; Census Place: Prairie Dog, Harlan, Nebraska; Roll: 750; Page: 398C; Enumeration District: 028, Sycha's place of birth was recorded as New Jersey, and transcribed by Ancestry as Iowa, and the year of her birth was estimated as 1846.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sycha (Hollingshead) Gipe, Memorial# 103619593.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Harry Gipe, Memorial# 57423102.

Charles Hollis1

Family

Child1.Helen Hollis1 b. 27 Sep 1887, d. 2 Nov 1945

Citations

  1. [S1727] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, entry for Helen M. Heaton of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, age 58, Housewife, spouse of Walter Y. Heaton, born on 27 September 1887 in Ohio, child of Charles Hollis, died on 2 November 1945 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, burial on 6 November 1945 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, cemetery name Forest Home, citing FHL Film# 1983370. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947.

Helen Hollis1,2

b. 27 September 1887, d. 2 November 1945
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Charles Hollis3
Birth*27 September 1887Helen Hollis was born on 27 September 1887 in Ohio.4,3
Marriage*She married Walter Yerkes Heaton, son of Jonathan Heaton and Sarah Jane Clayton.1,2
Death*2 November 1945She died on 2 November 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, at age 584,3
Burial*6 November 1945 and was buried on 6 November 1945 in Section 62 of Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.4,3

Family

Walter Yerkes Heaton b. 13 Nov 1881, d. 9 Jun 1952

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 661-662. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S2072] Walter Yerkes Heaton 1952 Death, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Chicago Tribune, (Chicago, Illinois), Wednesday, 11 June 1952, page 32, death of Walter Y. Heaton of 6852 Jeffrey Boulevard, on 9 June 1952, beloved husband of the late Helen (Hollis) Heaton, burial in Forest Home Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Walter Yerkes Heaton 1952 Death.
  3. [S1727] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, entry for Helen M. Heaton of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, age 58, Housewife, spouse of Walter Y. Heaton, born on 27 September 1887 in Ohio, child of Charles Hollis, died on 2 November 1945 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, burial on 6 November 1945 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, cemetery name Forest Home, citing FHL Film# 1983370. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen H. Heaton, Memorial# 123993133. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Dennis Hollister1

Religion*Dennis was a Quaker1
Occupation*26 June 1661 and was identified as a grocer of Bristol, England, on 26 June 1661 in a deed showing the marriage of his daughter Hannah about to take place.1

Family

Child1.Hannah Hollister+1

Citations

  1. [S1419] Howard M. Jenkins, "The Family of William Penn", The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 20 (1896), downloaded from www.familysearch.org: pages 435-438. Hereinafter cited as "The Family of William Penn - PMHB Volume 20."

Hannah Hollister1

Father*Dennis Hollister1
Marriage*She married Thomas Callowhill, son of John Callowhill, in Bristol, England.1
Religion*Hannah and Thomas Callowhill were Quakers.1

Family

Thomas Callowhill d. 1712
Child1.Hannah Callowhill+1 b. 18 Apr 1664, d. 20 Dec 1726

Citations

  1. [S1419] Howard M. Jenkins, "The Family of William Penn", The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 20 (1896), downloaded from www.familysearch.org: pages 435-438. Hereinafter cited as "The Family of William Penn - PMHB Volume 20."

Manchester Holloway1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Ann Heaton, daughter of John Heaton and Mary Bennings.2

Family

Ann Heaton b. 23 Feb 1736

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well-researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…

Nancy K. Holman1

b. 26 April 1800, d. 11 January 1852
Birth*26 April 1800Nancy K. Holman was born on 26 April 1800.1
Name VariationShe was called Anna.1
Marriage*10 December 1818She married John S. Emmerson, son of Zachariah Emmerson, on 10 December 1818 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,2,3
Death*11 January 1852She died on 11 January 1852 at age 511
Burial* and was buried in Old Warrensburg Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.1

Family

John S. Emmerson b. 11 Sep 1797, d. 21 Oct 1855
Children1.Susan Ann Emerson4 b. 28 Apr 1822, d. 6 Jun 1857
2.Zachariah Henry Emerson5 b. 15 May 1824
3.Dianna Elizabeth Emerson6 b. 15 Apr 1826
4.Martha D. Emerson7 b. 3 Jan 1831
5.Mary Jane Emerson8 b. 24 Nov 1837
6.John Sutherland Emerson Jr.9 b. 2 Apr 1842, d. 5 Dec 1855

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy K. “Anna” (Holman) Emerson, Memorial# 13745366. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Sutherland Emerson Sr., Memorial# 13745365.
  3. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 December 1818 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of John Emmerson and Nancy Holman. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Ann Emerson, Memorial# 13745367.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Zachariah Henry Emerson, Memorial# 78552559.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Dianna Elizabeth (Emerson) Skaggs, Memorial# 38054798.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha D. (Emerson) Beard, Memorial# 64570264.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Emerson) Gilkeson, Memorial# 84289205.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Sutherland Emerson Jr., Memorial# 15294411.

Susannah Holman1

b. 1754
Birth*1754Susannah Holman was born about 1754.2
Marriage*May 1770She married John Britt, son of William Britt Sr. and ______ Randolph, in May 1770 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,2

Family

John Britt b. 1745, d. a 12 Dec 1792
Children1.Mary Britt3 b. 4 Sep 1771
2.William Britt3 b. 4 Sep 1773
3.Obadiah Britt3 b. 19 Oct 1783
4.Anna Britt2 b. 1789

Citations

  1. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), page 12, reporting their marriage date as 30 May 1770, and page 69, reporting their marriage date as 23 may 1770. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  2. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, Mrs. Sara Agnes Mercer Martin #137747, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 138 : 1918, page 235. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  3. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797, page 163.

Thornton Holman1,2

b. 1815
Birth*1815Thornton Holman was born about 1815 in Kentucky.3
Marriage Bond23 April 1834A marriage bond was issued in the amount of £50 to Thornton Holman and Thomas Bridges on 23 April 1834 in Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage shortly to be solemnized between Thornton Holman and Thomas's daughter, Rosannah Bridges. A license to marry was issued to the couple that same day.4
Marriage*1 May 1834He married Rosannah Bridges, daughter of Thomas Bridges, on 1 May 1834 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.1,2

Family

Rosannah Bridges b. 1817

Citations

  1. [S2259] BRIDGES Family, John and Thomas : researched and written by Brent S. Child, June 1999, revised March 2018. Attached as "Memories" and includes the authors research notes and sources. Thank you, Brent, very much for sharing online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/KND6-VJ4, Thomas Bridges, Links to Children, pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as BRIDGES Family, John and Thomas.
  2. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of Thornton Holman and Rosannah Bridges on 1 May 1834 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, citing FHL Film# 209767, Digital# 005552462, image# 69 of 346. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Fountain and Rosanna Holeman, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 71, Polk, Missouri; Roll: 411; Page: 62a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond and license issued in the amount of £50 to Thornton Holman and Thomas Bridges on 23 April 1834 in Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Thornton Holman and Rosannah Bridges, signed and sealed by Thomas Bridges and by the X mark of Thornton Holman, citing Barren County 1828-1834, image# 320 of 596. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Reverend Abiel Holmes1

Residence*Reverend Abiel Holmes was from Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*26 March 1801He married Sarah Wendell, daughter of Oliver Wendell and Mary Jackson, on 26 March 1801 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2,3

Family

Sarah Wendell b. 1 Jan 1769
Child1.Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes+2 b. 29 Aug 1809

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  3. [S533] Brattle Street Church (Boston), Church records, baptisms, marriages, administrations, 1699-1804. Includes Index. FHL Film" 837129, Item# 3 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970), page 268. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Street Church Records (Boston) 1699-1804.

Betty Holmes1

Marriage*17 February 1743She married Lot Conant, son of Lot Conant and Hannah Goodspeed, on 17 February 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,4

Family

Lot Conant b. 5 May 1718
Child1.Benjamin Conant4 b. 29 Aug 1756

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143, noted she was from Halifax.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 90, noted her residence as Middleborough. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Ellis Holmes1

Residence*Ellis was of Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts,2
Marriage*24 November 1806 and he married Lucy Copeland of Bridgewater, daughter of Joseph Copeland and Rebecca Hooper, on 24 November 1806 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Family

Lucy Copeland b. 4 Feb 1784

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 94. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Howland Holmes1

Marriage*16 November 1804He married Huldah Copeland, daughter of Joseph Copeland and Rebecca Hooper, on 16 November 1804 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Family

Huldah Copeland b. 19 May 1777

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 94. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Joshua Holmes1

Marriage*15 June 1675Joshua Holmes of Westerly, Rhode Island, married the widow Abigail (__?__) Chesebrough on 15 June 1675.1

Family

Abigail __?__

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Mary Holmes1,2,3

b. between 1910 and 1915
Birth*between 1910 and 1915Mary Holmes was born between 1910 and 1915 in Indiana.1,3
Name VariationHer name was recorded as Mary M. in the newspaper notice of her marriage license in 19441
Name Variation and as Mary A. in the listing with her husband in the 1948 Downey City Directory.2
Marriage*26 December 1944She married, as his second wife, Colonel Earl H. Welcome, probably shortly after their marriage license was issued on 26 December 1944 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada.1
Census US 1950*10 April 1950Mary and Earl H. Welcome were enumerated on the 1950 census taken on 10 April 1950 at 7903 2nd Street, Downey, Los Angeles County, California. Earl was reported as 65 years of age and a Medical Doctor in private practice in his own business. He had worked 30 hours the week before the census was taken. Mary was reported as 40 years of age and her occupation was the home housework.4
Residence*From 1948 through 1959, Mary and her husband, Earl H. Welcome, physician, were listed in the City Directories for Downey, California. His office was located, each of those years, at 8327 E. 5th, and their home address changed as the years progressed. In the directories for 1948 and 1950 they lived at 7903 E. 2nd; in 1952 through 1955 they lived at 7356 Rio Flora; and in 1957 through 1959 they resided at 9052 Raviller.2,5,6,7,8,9

Family

Earl Howard Welcome b. bt 1881 - 1882, d. 1966

Citations

  1. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada, Tuesday, 26 December 1944, page 12, marriage license issued to Colonel Earl H. Welcome, age 61, and Mary M. Holmes, age 29, of Reno. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current.
  2. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Earl H. Welcome and (Mary A.), Physician, 8327 E. 5th, home at 7903 E. 2nd, in the Downey, California City Directory for 1948. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  3. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Earl H. and Mary Welcome, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Downey, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 4636; Sheet Number: 73; Enumeration District: 19-467, reporting Mary's age as 40 years, and estimating her year of birth as 1910. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Earl H. and Mary Welcome, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Downey, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 4636; Sheet Number: 73; Enumeration District: 19-467.
  5. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Earl H. Welcome and (Mary A.), Physician, 8327 E. 5th, home at 7903 E. 2nd, in the Downey, California City Directory for 1950.
  6. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Earl H. Welcome MD and (Mary A.), Physician & Surgeon, 9327 (sic) E. 5th, telephone 2-2225, home at 7356 Rio Flora, telephone 2-3209, Downey, California, USA, in the Downey City Directory for 1952.
  7. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Earl H. Welcome MD and (Mary A.), Physician, 8327 E. 5th, telephone 2-2225, home at 7356 Rio Flora, telephone 2-3209, Downey, California, USA, in the Downey City Directory for 1955.
  8. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Earl H. Welcome and (Mary), Physician, 8327 E. 5th, telephone 2-2225, home at 9052 Raviller, Downey, California, USA, in the Downey City Directory for 1957.
  9. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Earl H. Welcome and (Mary A.), Physician, 8327 5th, telephone TO 2-2225, home at 9052 Raviller, telephone TO 2-3209, Downey, California, USA, in the Downey City Directory for 1959.

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes1

b. 29 August 1809
Father*Reverend Abiel Holmes2
Mother*Sarah Wendell2 b. 1 Jan 1769
Birth*29 August 1809Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes was born on 29 August 1809. He was his parents' fourth child.2
Marriage*He married Amelia Lee Jackson.3
Occupation*He became well known as a poet, physician, and essayist.2,1

Family

Amelia Lee Jackson
Child1.Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.1 b. 8 Mar 1841

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  3. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.1

b. 8 March 1841
Father*Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes1 b. 29 Aug 1809
Mother*Amelia Lee Jackson2
Birth*8 March 1841Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was born on 8 March 1841 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2
Occupation*1902He was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932.3,1,2

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  3. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.