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  • ID: I484
  • Name: Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1763 in Frederick County, VA
  • Death: 1851 in Union County, IN
  • Note:

    (1) Hollingsworth, William B., Hollingsworth Genealogical Memoranda in the United States, Baltimore, MD: William K. Boyle & Son, 1884, p. 45:

    JONATHAN HOLLINGSWORTH,

    Son of Joseph, of George, of Abraham.-Born in Virginia in 1763. He died in 1851. Married MARY RAMSEY in 1786. Born in Georgia in 1767. She died in 1851, age 84 years, 6 months.

    ISSUE.

    Isaiah.-Born 1788. Died 1873. Married Patience Smith in 1811.-Born 1794. Died 1877.

    Sally.

    Miriam.

    Rebecca.

    Eber.

    Abijah.

    (2) Stewart, J. Adger, Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., John P. Morton Company Inc., Louisville, KY: 1925, p. 42:

    JONATHAN HOLLINGSWORTH

    . . . Son of Joseph and _____ (Frost) Hollingsworth. Born in Virginia, 1763. Died 1851. Married Mary Ramsey, 1786. Born in Georgia, 1767. She died 1851; age 84 years and 6 months.

    ISSUE

    I. Isaiah-Born 1788. Died 1873. Married Patience Smith, 1811. Born, 1794. Died, 1877.

    II. Sally.

    III. Miriam.

    IV. Rebecca.

    V. Ebert.

    VI. Abijah.

    (3) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994, pp. 1015-1016, 1020, 1031-1032:

    BUSH RIVER MONTHLY MEETING

    Newberry County, South Carolina

    During the last half of the eighteenth century four principal centers of Quakerism arose in South Carolina and one in Georgia. These were in Kershaw, Marlborough, Newberry and Union Counties, South Carolina, and in Columbia (now McDuffie) County, Georgia. The earliest of these settlements appears to have been in Kershaw County, S. C., about 1750. Fredericksburg Monthly Meeting, also called Wateree, was set up in this county about 1755 or earlier. The monthly meeting was laid down about 1782, and the meetings for worship disappeared not long afterward. No records of Fredericksburg Monthly Meeting are known to be in existence.

    Bush River Monthly Meeting, in Newberry County, S. C., was established in 1770; Wrightsborough Monthly Meeting, in Georgia, 1773; Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, in Union County, S. C., 1799; Piney Grove Monthly Meeting, in Marlborough County, S. C., 1802.

    Bush River Meeting was located in Newberry County, in the west-central part of South Carolina. Dr. Stephen B. Weeks in "Southern Quakers and Slavery", page 115, says: "The group of meetings clustering around Bush River was the most important in South Carolina. The origin of this meeting and the time it began cannot be discovered. William Coate was living near Bush River before 1762, and Samuel Kelly, a native of King's County, Ireland, removed to Newberry County, from Camden, in 1762. Other early Quaker settlers were John Furnas, David Jenkins, Benjamin and William Pearson. Robert Evans came from Camden, probably between 1762 and 1769."

    In 1770 a committee appointed by Western Quarterly Meeting to visit Friends at Bush River Meeting in South Carolina recommended that a monthly meeting be settled there. This recommendation was approved by the Quarterly Meeting in 11th month, 1770, but the records seem to indicate that the new monthly meeting was not actually held until 4th month, 1772. Meetings for worship which are mentioned as reporting to Bush River Monthly Meeting include Bush River, Raburn's Creek, Tiger River, Padget's Creek, Mud Lick, Allwoodsl, White Lick, Edisto, Charleston and Rocky Springs.

    Early members of Bush River Meeting (names taken from the first pages of the minutes), in addition to those mentioned by Dr. Weeks, included Jacob Chandler, Samuel Chapman, Eli Cook, Isaac Cook, William Cooper, Enos Elleman, Moses Embree, Robert Evans, Armil Fincher, Nathan Hawkins, James Haworth, Richard Henderson, Elias Hollingsworth, Isaac Hollingsworth, William Hollingsworth, John Jones, Robert Merrick, Henry Millhouse, David Mote, David Mote, Jr., William Neal, John Nelson, Samuel Nelson, Enoch Pearson) Samuel Pearson, William Pemberton, Peter Ruble, David Smith, Henry Stedham, Jonathan Taylor, William Wright.

    About 1802, moved by a desire to live in a country where no slaves were held, Friends of Bush River began a migration to Ohio. Between 1802 and 1807 more than one hundred certificates of removal were issued, most of them being for families. This so depleted the membership that the monthly meeting seems to have been all but abandoned in 1808, though not formally laid down until 1822. A minute of Bush River Monthly Meeting, 1806,6,28, states that the Yearly Meeting "advises the Trustees, James Brooks, Samuel Brown, Isaac Kirk and John O'Neal, to sell or lease Bush River meeting house and lot, Rocky Spring meeting house and lot, and a meeting house lot at Camden."

    In 1809 the few remaining members of Bush River and Cane Creek Monthly Meetings were joined to New Garden Monthly Meeting by order of New Garden Quarterly Meeting. The same procedure appears to have been followed as to Wrightsborough. The minutes of New Garden Monthly Meeting relating to the former members of Bush River, Cane Creek and Wrightsborough Monthly Meetings are quoted below because it has not been possible, in all cases, to separate them and assign each item to the proper meeting.

    * * *

    HOLLINGSWORTH. . . .

    1775,10,28. Jonathan & David, ch Joseph, recrq [received by request]. . . .

    1786, 3,25. Jonathan dis mou [disowned for marrying out of unity]. . . .

    1790, 4,24. Jonathan rst by rq [reinstated by request]. (had been dis mou.) . . .

    1806,12,27. Jonathan gct [granted certificate to] Miami MM [Monthly Meeting], Ohio.

    (4) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. V [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994, pp. 17, 74-76:

    MIAMI MONTHLY MEETING

    Miami Monthly Meeting, located on the Little Miami River in Warren County, was the first to be established in southwestern Ohio. It was the center from which Quakerism spread over western Ohio and throughout Indiana-the territory now embraced in Wilmington, Indiana and Western Yearly Meetings. The settlement of Friends in the section about the present site of Waynesville began in the closing years of the eighteenth century. A meeting for worship was established about 1801. Miami Monthly Meeting was opened 10 Mo. 13, 1803, by permission of Redstone Quarterly Meeting, held at Westland, Pa., 9 Mo. 5, 1803. The parent monthly meeting was Westland.

    Prior to the establishment of Miami Monthly Meeting, the Friends moving into this section left their certificates of membership at Westland Monthly Meeting, Washington County, Pa., or at Concord Monthly Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio. The former meeting had been in existence since 1785; the latter was not set up until about the end of 1801. Usually the records of certificates received do not mention the place of settlement of the new members, but one exception to this rule has been noted. Under date of 12 Mo. 25, 1802, Westland minutes record the receipt of nine certificates from Bush River Monthly Meeting, S. C., with the statement that the persons named were settled at little Miami. These certificates were dated 9 Mo. 25, 1802, and were for the following named persons: Samuel Kelly, wife, Hannah, and six children; Abijah O'Neal, wife, Anna, and seven children; James Mills, wife, Lydia, and nine children; Robert Kelly, wife, Sarah, and two children; Alexander Mills, wife, Eunice, and four children; Layton Jay, wife, Elizabeth, and six children; Ellis Pugh and wife, Rachel; Mary Paty, wife of Charles; Ann Horner, wife of Thomas. There are indications that some of the men mentioned above, including Abijah O'Neal, Samuel Kelly and James Mills, had been settled on the Little Miami for two or three years previous to the date of their certificates.

    There is no complete list of the names of those who constituted the original membership of Miami Monthly Meeting. A few of them, in addition to those already mentioned above were, Abigail Cleaver (wife of Ezekiel), Amos Cook, Elizabeth Cook, David Falkner, Judith Faulkner, Robert Fumes, David Holloway, Andrew Hoover, Edward Kinley, Margaret Kinley, Samuel Linton, Bathsheba Lupton, Martha Painter, Isaac Perkins, Thomas Perkins, Phiniah Perkins, Rowland Richards, Lydia Richards, John Smith, Samuel Spray, Mary Spray, William Walker, Jehu Wilson, Dinah Wilson and Jemima Wright. Abigail Cleaver, Abijah O'Neal, Jehu Wilson and Dinah Wilson were chosen as elders; Abigail Cleaver, Hannah Kelly, Isaac Perkins and William Walker, overseers; Samuel Linton and Judith Faulkner, clerks; Anna O'Neal, assistant clerk; Samuel Spray and Samuel Kelly, representatives to the quarterly meeting at Redstone; Robert Furnas, recorder of births and deaths.

    The new meeting had a phenominal [sic] growth from the beginning. The migration from the south to the Northwest, which disrupted so many meetings in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, was in full tide and for several years Miami was the principal objective point of the home seekers. In the first five years of its existence, Miami Monthly Meeting received about 550 certificates of membership from other monthly meetings. Of these certificates about 170 were from South Carolina, 150 from North Carolina, 75 from Virginia, 50 from Tennessee and 35 from Georgia. Others were from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The total number of memberships received on the basis of these certificates was about 2200.

    The first meeting house, a log structure, was built in 1805, according to account. Previous to that time meetings were held in private houses. In 1811, a brick meeting house was constructed. In 1828 the meeting was divided into two branches. The followers of the doctrines of Elias Hicks constituted one branch, called Hicksite after the name of their leader. Those who rejected Hicks's teachings formed the other branch, called Orthodox. The Orthodox branch, being in the minority, withdrew to the old log meeting house, while the Hicksites remained in possession of the brick house.

    Some of the inferior meetings set up under Miami Meeting were: Lees Creek, Todsfork, West Branch, Elk Creek, Caesar's Creek, Clear Creek, Fall Creek, Union, Center, Fairfield, Hopewell, Darby Creek.

    At the time of the separation the Hicksites retained and continued to use all the record books except the men's minute book. This latter book appears to have fallen into Orthodox hands as it is now at the Yearly Meeting House (Orthodox) at Richmond, Indiana.

    * * *

    HOLLINGSWORTH . . .

    1807, 8, 3. Jonothan rocf [received on certificate from] Bush River MM [Monthly Meeting], S. C., dtd 1806,12,27. . . .

    1810, 9, 26. Jonothan gct [granted certificate to] White Water MM.

    (5) Heiss, Willard C., A List of All the Friends Meetings That Exist or Ever Have Existed in Indiana, 1807-1955, Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Quaker Records, 1961, pp. 49, 63:

    SILVER CREEK-Liberty Twp, Union Co, 2 mi w Liberty

    1809 Ind [indulged meeting for worship-was under the direct care of a MM committee] under White Water MM

    1814 Wor [meeting for worship-is allowed but does not conduct business] & Prep [preparative meeting-is under the MM; prepares business to be brought up at the MM] under White Water MM

    1817 MM set off from White Water MM

    1834 MM changed to Salem & held there

    1896 Wor & Prep laid down

    * * *

    WHITEWATER-the mother of all the meetings in Indiana in Richmond, Wayne Twp, Wayne Co

    1807 Ind [indulged meeting for worship-was under the direct care of a MM committee] under West Branch MM (Ohio)

    1809 Wor [meeting for worship-is allowed but does not conduct business] & Prep [preparative meeting-is under the MM; prepares business to be brought up at the MM] under West Branch

    1809 MM set off from West Branch MM (Ohio)

    c1925 name changed to North Tenth Street & East Main Street called White Water

    (6) Heiss, Willard, Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana, Part One, Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society, 1962, pp. 120, 258:

    WHITEWATER MONTHLY MEETING

    HOLLINGSWORTH . . .

    11-24-1810 Jonathan rocf [received on certificate from] Miami MM

    * * *

    SILVER CREEK-SALEM MONTHLY MEETING

    HOLLINGSWORTH

    9-15-1817 Jonathan appt [appointed] to comm [committee]

    (7) A household headed by Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH is listed in the 1790 census of Laurens County, SC, next to a household headed by David HOLLINGSWORTH.

    Listed in Jonathan's household are 1 free white male over 16 years of age; 2 free white males under 16 years of age; and 1 free white female.

    Assuming that Jonathan is the free white male listed in the 1790 census as then being over 16 years of age, he would have been born before 1774, according to the 1790 census.

    Assuming that the other free white males listed in Jonathan's household are children of Jonathan and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 2 sons (which sons would have been born between 1774 and 1790, according to the 1790 census).

    The free white female listed in Jonathan's household could have been his wife.

    (8) A household headed by Jonthn. HOLINGSWORTH is listed in the 1800 census of Laurens County, SC.

    Listed in Jonthn.'s household are 1 free white male between 10 and 16 years of age; 2 free white males between 26 and 45 years of age; 2 free white females under 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

    Assuming that Jonthn. is one of the free white males listed in the 1800 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, he would have been born between 1755 and 1774, according to the 1800 census.

    The other free white male listed in the 1800 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age seems to have then been too old to have been a child of Jonthn. or his wife.

    Assuming that Jonthn.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1800 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1755 and 1774, according to the 1800 census.

    Assuming that the other persons in Jonthn.'s household are children of Jonthn. and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 1 son (which son would have been born between 1784 and 1790, according to the 1800 census) and 2 daughters (which daughters would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1800 census).

    (9) Berry, Ellen, T. and David A., Early Ohio Settlers Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004, p. 164:

    PURCHASER: Hollingsworth, Jonathan
    YEAR: 1807
    DATE: May 29
    RESIDENCE: Dearborn (Indiana)
    SURVEY CODE: B
    RANGE: 02
    TOWNSHIP: 11
    SECTION: 14

    PURCHASER: Hollingsworth, Jonathan
    YEAR: 1807
    DATE: Sept. 01
    RESIDENCE: Dearborn (Indiana)
    SURVEY CODE: B
    RANGE: 02
    TOWNSHIP: 11
    SECTION: 11

    PURCHASER: Hollingsworth, Jonathan
    YEAR: 1814
    DATE: Sept. 17
    RESIDENCE: Franklin (Indiana)
    SURVEY CODE: B
    RANGE: 02
    TOWNSHIP: 11
    SECTION: 13

    SURVEY CODE:

    B-Indiana Survey: Land lying west of a meridian drawn west of the Great Miami River (known as the "Gore"). Switzerland, Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Union and Randolph Counties (all or only a part of each county)-all in Indiana.

    (10) A household headed by Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH is listed in the 1820 census of Liberty Township, Union County, IN.

    Listed in Jonathan's household are 1 free white male between 10 and 16 years of age; 1 free white male over 45 years of age; 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age; and 1 free white female over 45 years of age.

    Assuming that Jonathan is the free white male listed in the 1920 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1775, according to the 1920 census.

    Assuming that Jonathan's wife is the free white female listed in the 1920 census as then being over 45 years of age, she would have been born before 1775, according to the 1920 census.

    Assuming that the other persons in Jonathan's household are children of Jonathan and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 1 son (which son would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census) and 1 daughter (which daughter would have been born between 1794 and 1804, according to the 1820 census).

    [Note by compiler: Union County, IN is situated on the IN-OH state line. The county was established in 1821 and was carved from three other counties: Franklin to the south, Wayne to the north and Fayette to the west. Union County covers 162 square miles and is one of the smallest counties in IN. The compiler does not know why the 1820 census is shown to have been taken in Union County, in that Union County was not established until 1821.]

    (11) A household headed by Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH is listed in the 1830 census of Union County, IN.

    Listed in Jonathan's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white male between 60 and 70 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white female between 60 and 70 years of age.

    Assuming that Jonathan is the free white male listed in the 1830 as then being between 60 and 70 years of age, he would have been born between 1760 and 1770, according to the 1830 census.

    Assuming that Jonathan's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 as then being between 60 and 70 years of age, she would have been born between 1760 and 1770, according to the 1830 census.

    (12) The compiler has not found a listing of a household headed by Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH in the 1840 census.

    (13) A household headed by Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH is listed in the 1850 census of Liberty Township, Union County, IN.

    Jonathan is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 87 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1763. According to the 1850 census, he was born in SC.

    Listed with Jonathan is his wife, Miram, who was then 83 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1767. According to the 1850 census, she was born in GA.

    (14) http://www.union-county.lib.in.us/union_county_research_files/Will%20i ndex.htm:

    Will Record "A" - 1845-1869

    Hollingsworth, Jonathon - 74

    [The compiler has not seen a copy of Jonathan's will.]




    Father: Joseph HOLLINGSWORTH Sr. b: 1735 in Frederick County, VA
    Mother: --- FROST b: ABT 1736 in Frederick County, VA

    Marriage 1 Mary RAMSEY b: ABT 1767 in GA
    • Married: 1786 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Abijah HOLLINGSWORTH b: ABT 1805 in SC
    2. Has No Children Isaiah HOLLINGSWORTH b: 1788
    3. Has No Children Rebecca HOLLINGSWORTH
    4. Has No Children Eber HOLLINGSWORTH
    5. Has No Children Sarah HOLLINGSWORTH
    6. Has No Children Miriam HOLLINGSWORTH

    Sources:
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Stewart, Descendants ofValentine Hollingsworth, Sr. (1925), p. 41.
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