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  • Name Joseph HOLLINGSWORTH 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1735  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    AFN 92RK-8J 
    Birth 1735 
    Died 10 Sep 1792  SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • (1) Hollingsworth, William B., Hollingsworth Genealogical Memoranda in the United States, Baltimore, MD: William K. Boyle & Son, 1884, pp. 44-45:

      JOSEPH HOLLINGSWORTH,

      Son of George, by first wife Hannah McCoy.-Born 1735. Married first, (_____) FROST.

      CHILDREN.

      Jonathan.-Married Mary Ramsey.

      DAVID.-Married CATHERINE NICKLE, had 5 children.

      Second wife, MARGARET HAMMER, _____ WRIGHT.

      [Children:]

      1. Abraham.-Born 1769. Married first, Eunice Stidum. Married second, Sarah Pidgeon, 1817.

      2. Isaac.-Married first, Hannah Crem. Married second (_____)

      3. Jacob.-Married Martha Henderson.

      4. John.-Married (_____).

      5. Joseph.-Married Hannah Hawkins.

      6. Zebulon.-Married (_____).

      7. Ezekiel.-Married first, Jane Hollingsworth. Married second, (_____).

      8. Charity.-Married Milles Kelley.

      9. William.-Born January 18th, 1785. Married Margaret Cook. Died September 21th, 1855. She was born November 18th, 1791. Died March 26th, 1850.

      10. Susanna.-Married Eli Hudson.

      (2) Stewart, J. Adger, Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., John P. Morton Company Inc., Louisville, KY: 1925, pp. 41-42:

      JOSEPH HOLLINGSWORTH

      . . . Son of George and Hannah (McCoy) Hollingsworth and brother of Abraham of Laurens, S. C., Born in 1735. First married, about 1761, --- Frost. He then married Margaret Hammer, nee Wright. Went to Bush River, S. C., in 1768.

      ISSUE 1ST MARRIAGE

      I. Jonathan-Married Mary Ramsey, 1786.

      II. David-Married Catherine Nickle. Issue: 5 children.

      ISSUE 2ND MARRIAGE

      III. Abraham-Born 1769. First married Eunice Steddom. He then married Sarah Pidgeon, 1817.

      IV. Isaac-First married Hannah Crem. Married again _____.

      V. Jacob-Married Martha Henderson.

      VI. John-Married _____.

      VII. Joseph-Married Hannah Hawkins.

      VIII. Zebulon-Married _____.

      IX. Ezekiel-First married Jane Hollingsworth. Married again _____.

      X. Charity-Married Miles Kelley.

      XI. William-Born January 18, 1785. Married Margaret Cook, who was born November 18, 1794, and died March 26, 1850. William died September 24, 1855.

      XII. Susanna-Married Eli Hudson.

      (3) Joseph HOLLINGSWORTH married first, about 1761, a woman whose maiden name was reportedly FROST. She was probably not a Quaker, because Joseph was disowned by the Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Frederick County, VA on April 7, 1763 for marrying out of unity. On December 5, 1767, Joseph was condemned by the Hopewell Monthly Meeting for marrying out of unity; this condemnation was made "with recommendations from his neighbors in Carolina." Joseph was apparently reinstated to membership by the Hopewell Monthly Meeting by April 1, 1768, when it granted him a certificate to the Bush River Monthly Meeting in Newberry County, SC; his first wife had probably died by then. Joseph married second, on August 4, 1768, Margaret (WRIGHT) HAMMER. On December 18, 1775, Joseph's sons by his first marriage, Jonathan and David HOLLINGSWORTH, were received by their request into membership of the Bush River Monthly Meeting; those sons had not been birthright members.

      (4) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. VI [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994, pp. 357-360, 402:

      HOPEWELL MONTHLY MEETING
      (Sometimes called Opeckan in early records)

      Frederick County, Virginia

      A number of historians have written accounts of the first settlement of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia by certain members of the Society of Friends, and of the establishment of various meetings on its fertile limestone soil, one of these meetings being known at first as Opeckan and later called Hopewell Meeting, it being the earliest meeting established in this particular region. The exact date of its establishment has never been settled upon. In 1875, in "An Account of the Meetings of the Society of Friends within the Limits of Baltimore Yearly Meeting", Levi K. Brown, the narrator, says: "Hopewell Meeting is situated in Frederick Co., Virginia, five miles north of Winchester and Harper's Ferry Railroad. It was established about the year 1730 and was for many years attached to Concord Quarterly Meeting, Pennsylvania". It is known, however, that Opeckan (Hopewell) Meeting for Worship was not officially established until 1734; and that Hopewell Monthly Meeting was established in 1735, all of which is definitely shown by Quarterly and Yearly Meeting minutes. In about the year 1730 Alexander Ross, Morgan Bryan, and other Friends, secured a grant of land (a tract of 100,000 acres) on the Opeckan River and its vicinity to be settled by a large number of families of Friends from Pennsylvania, some of whom had already migrated to the Valley of the Monocacy, in Maryland. It stands to reason that Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan had made extensive surveys of the region in the years previous to 1730 when they applied for the huge land grant. Although this grant had not been made final until 1732, the migration of Families of Friends into the valley seems to have been started soon after application had been made for it, and that by 1732 not less than seventy such families had settled in this wild region. The heads of the families have been called "Fathers of the Colony". It has ever been the custom of Friends, upon arrival in any new settlement, to immediately hold meetings, sometimes out of doors, but usually held in the house of a Friend, as soon as such a house could be built and made available. Friends, everywhere, anywhere, had in early times, little need of shelters in order to hold meetings; their meetings were usually held in silence. When two or more Friends might meet on the road or in a forest, they were almost certain to stop and hold a meeting if circumstances permitted. They could sit down together under the shade of a tree and, "going into silence" have the experience of feeling the Presence of God amongst them. That the Friends who went first into the Shenandoah Valley held their first meeting almost immediately after they arrived, and on the very first day of their arrival, I have no doubt. For that is exactly what they would have done. The terrain was wild and entirely uncultivated; houses had to be built of logs, after clearings were made for them, but the new land, -"The Promised Land", as it were, was beautiful. Can anyone doubt that their spirits were uplifted when they reached their new homeland, which they had travelled long days to find, and that their first thought would have been to assemble together in praise and thanksgiving to God? We do not know what families formed the very first Caravan; but we must assume that Alexander Ross led them into this wilderness of beauty and fertility; and we know that however many families went in the first caravan, others soon followed, and that within two years some seventy families of Friends had settled themselves in that lovely valley, and that in their thriftiness they had soon created a large community, built houses of logs, set up sawmills and grist mills and had brought about a condition of orderly living, such as Friends have always established in every new wilderness into which they migrated, One has only to read over the names of the "Fathers of the Colony", all of whom are well known to history, to realize the great strength of this remarkable community of Friends. There were: Alexander Ross, Morgan Bryan, Caleb Pusey, John Wilson, Thomas Curtis, Nathaniel Thomas, Isaac Perkins, John Hiatt, Thomas Anderson, John Mills, John Mills, Jr., John Beals, John Peteate, George Robinson, Richard Beeson, Robert Luna, John Richards, Giles Chapman, James Brown, Luke Emlen, Cornelius Cochrine, Josiah Ballenger, William Hogg, Benjamin Borden, John Littler, James Wright, John Frost, Thomas Dawson, Thomas Branson, George Hobson (Sr. & Jr.), Evan Thomas, John Calvert, Morgan Morgan, Hugh Farrell, James Davis, Thomas Babb, Edward Davis, John Hood, Abraham Hollingsworth, Simeon Taylor, and many others, together with their wives, sons, and daughters, all brought together in this wonderful Shenandoah Valley. Many others soon followed them. Is it, therefore, any wonder that this community, now a large part of what became Frederick Co., Va., became one of the greatest strongholds of the whole of America for the up-building of character and civic virtue and Faith in God and in His Truth? The generations of the early families of this community have moved on southward and westward, spreading ever outward and going ever onward, generation after generation, until millions of descendants of these great families literally cover the entire face of the United States, mingling their precious blood with the descendants of other great Quaker families of Maryland, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and all New England States, going on to Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and all Middle Western States and up and down the Pacific Coast, thus linking together the genealogical lineages of many millions of our sturdiest Americans of today. Ohio, once called the Northwest Territory, was the "bottleneck" (or Gateway) through which all Quaker families passed in their migrations Westward, whether from the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and/or the New England States; they all met in Ohio, where they mingled their bloods through marriages between their children; and then they migrated to Indiana, from whence they spread northward and westward until they covered all states, with the exceptions of a few states to the South: Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, where few Friends have ever lived, on account that the Quakers could not live contentedly where slavery existed.

      Hopewell Meeting was first known as Opeckan Meeting; and the records and minutes of many other meetings, both north and south, list many certificates of removal from Opeckan Meeting, even as late as 1751/52. The official name of "Hopewell" was given to the meeting, however, in 1734 when the meeting was authorized by the Quarterly and Yearly Meetings under which Hopewell was established. Hopewell Monthly Meeting was authorized to be established in 1735. To it were attached Hopewell Meeting and Providence Meeting, these two meetings comprising Hopewell Monthly Meeting after 1744, prior to which, both Monocacy and Fairfax Meetings belonged to Hopewell Monthly Meeting. By 1744 the Friends belonging to Hopewell Monthly Meeting had become so numerous that it was decided to divide the meetings and a monthly meeting was established under the name Fairfax Monthly Meeting which were assigned Monocacy and Fairfax Meetings.

      FROM: Samuel Smith's History of Pennsylvania, a part of which was printed in the Register of Pennsylvania, Vol. VII, p. 134, edited by Samuel Hazard, is quoted here from Hopewell Friends History (1936). (Smith's History of Pennsylvania was compiled at the direction of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1752.)

      "About the year 1725, Henry Ballinger and Josiah Ballinger, from near Salem, in West Jersey; and soon after them James Wright, William Beals, and others from Nottingham, settled in the upper parts of Prince George's County, Maryland, near a large creek called Monoquesey [Monocacy]. About the year 1726, they applied to New Garden Monthly Meeting for liberty to hold a meeting for worship on first days, which was granted, and held at the house of Josiah Ballinger, and others till the year 1736, when a piece of ground was purchased and a meeting-house built, which is called Cold Spring meeting-house, where meetings are still kept.

      "About the year 1732, Alexander Ross and Company obtained a grant from the Governor and Council at Williamsburgh in Virginia, for 100,000 acres of land near a large creek called Opeckan in the said colony, which about that time was settled by the said Alexander Ross, Josiah Ballinger, James Wright, Evan Thomas, and divers other Friends from Pennsylvania and Elk River, in Maryland, who soon after obtained leave from the quarterly meeting of Chester, held at Concord, to hold a meeting for worship, soon after which land was purchased and a meeting-house built, called Hopewell, where meetings are still held twice a week.

      "About the year 1733, Amos Janney from Bucks County, and soon after divers other Friends settled about forty miles lower in Virginia than Opeckon, who obtained leave to hold a meeting for worship on first days, which was held at the said Amos Janney's and other Friends houses till the year 1741, when a piece of land was purchased, and a meeting-house built thereon, called Fairfax, where meetings are since held twice a week.

      "About the year 1733 or soon after, Richard Beeson and divers others settled near a branch of Opeckon, called Tuscarora, where a meeting was held at said Beeson's house for some time, till the number of Friends being increased, land was purchased and a meeting-house built, called Providence, where meetings are since held twice a week.

      "About the year 1736, Friends in those back settlements applied to Chester quarterly meeting for liberty to hold a monthly meeting, which was granted, and was held twice at Hopewell, and once at Cold Spring, alias Monoquesy, and so continued till the year 1744, when the number of Friends being much increased, they applied to the said quarterly meeting to have the monthly meeting divided, which was granted, so that since the year 1744, Hopewell and Providence make one monthly meeting, which is held by turns at Hopewell and Cold Spring, and the meeting at Fairfax makes another".

      It is apparent, from the foregoing statements that the historian was not certain of the dates, since in each paragraph he begins with "About the year". Therefore, we cannot take his dates as the exact dates at which such occurrences came to pass. The full statement, however, is worth recording in any history of Hopewell and/or Fairfax.

      Nottingham Monthly Meeting, in Cecil County, Maryland, was "set off" from New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1730, and held its first monthly meeting on 20th of 4 mo. 1730. This being the nearest monthly meeting to Hopewell, Fairfax, Providence and Cold Spring (Monocacy), their monthly reports were made to Nottingham Monthly Meeting until Hopewell Monthly Meeting was firmly established in 1736. Their records of births, deaths and marriages, therefore, before 1736 should be found in the books of Nottingham Monthly Meeting. In fact, they are so found. So, to get a fair understanding of the activities of these meetings before Hopewell was established, one needs only to study the minutes and records of Nottingham Monthly Meeting. In these records we find items as follows:

      1730-6-15. Alexander Ross appointed on a committee

      1730-8-17. Richard Beeson and Ann Brown declared marriage intentions

      1730/31-11-16. Alexander Ross again on a committee - with John Gartrill

      1730-31-1-20. John Butterfield and Mary Brown declared marriage intentions

      1731-2-17. Rachel Oldham, Mary Eiger and Katharine Ross to attend quarterly meeting 1731-7-18. Katharine Ross and Dinah Brown on committee to disown Sarah Morgan

      These minutes show that Alexander Ross and others of the Shenandoah Valley were already there as early as the first above date.

      1733-9-17. Elizabeth Renfro (widow of Joseph Hollingsworth) was complained of for marrying out of unity and Katharine Ross and Mary Littler were appointed to "labor with her". The first marriage at Hopewell.

      1735-Oct.11. Ross, John, was married to Lydia Hollingsworth, daughter of Stephen. They had to go to Nottingham to declare their marriage intentions; such appearances had to be made before monthly meetings.

      Unfortunately, the first book of minutes of Hopewell Monthly Meeting covering activities of the meeting from 1735 to 1759, inclusive, was burned in a fire at the house of the Clerk, Wm. Jolliffe, Jr.; but all other books from that day to this have been carefully preserved and their records and minutes have been meticulously extracted and compiled from the original books for this compilation. Since it has ever been the custom of all monthly meetings to register all certificates issued by them, and also all certificates received by them from other meetings, it has been possible to recover from those meetings closely connected with Hopewell a fairly good record of certificates of removal to and from Hopewell during that "lost" period of some 24 years. These have been collected and placed in this compilation in proper chronological order. A large number of these certificates we have taken from the historical department of a splendid book, "Hopewell Friends! History", published in 1936 by "The Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends" and printed by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., Strasburg, Virginia. I wish here to express my appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Walker McClun Bond, of Winchester, Virginia, who, acting for their Committee, graciously offered us the privilege of using as much of their material as we might find helpful to this compilation. They went to a great deal of trouble to collect a vast amount of historical data from other meetings and from individual descendants of early members of Hopewell Meeting to be published for their celebration of the 200th anniversary of Hopewell Meeting in 1936. Those desiring a more detailed history of Hopewell than is possible to include in this compilation will find the above named book highly informative.

      During the two centuries of the life of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, there have been some 30 meetings for worship and preparative meetings which were at one time or another under its oversight. These meetings covered a large terrain, including all of northern Virginia, and all of what is now West Virginia, as well as parts of western Pennsylvania and one meeting in Maryland (Monocacy).

      The original books of minutes of Hopewell Monthly Meeting show almost a complete record of certificates of removal to and from that meeting with the exception, as stated, of its first 24 years. The books of records of births and deaths, however, are incomplete, and only a comparatively small part of all births and deaths are listed. This was probably caused by the fact that so many families belonging to meetings for worship lived so far away (hundreds of miles in many cases) that it was scarcely possible to send in the family records to be recorded. Travel was exceedingly difficult over mountainous roads running through wild terrain fraught with great danger. Committees were appointed periodically to go out and collect such data; but although they made faithful efforts to do so, they could not visit all families living in so many remote places. Marriage records covering the entire life of Hopewell Monthly Meeting seem quite complete. In the book of marriage records we find more than 300 full marriage certificates. Children listed as born to such marriages will be found directly under the data taken from each such marriage certificate with the dates of birth and other information alluding thereto where such has been found.

      But a great number of marriages were of young people residing in remote places, and although it stands to reason that children were born to these parents, their births have not been registered. In many such cases, however, the names of such children are found listed in certificates of removal; and in other cases, names of children of parents not listed in the Register of Births and Deaths are found in their own marriage certificates which give the names of their parents. In writing up the data from marriage certificates, we have inserted the dates of births and deaths of the parties thereto, when possible, taking the dates from the record of births and deaths, doing this to aid searchers in identifications.

      During the first 150 years of the life of Hopewell many families migrated to southern Virginia and to the Carolinas; when the Northwest Territory (Ohio)was opened up great numbers of Hopewell families migrated to that region, some of whom stopped enroute for a time at Redstone and Westland Meetings in western Pennsylvania, where their certificates were deposited. The names of hundreds of Hopewell families are found in the records of many meetings in Ohio and Indiana, and even on into Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and still farther west. Many hundreds of families now living in California and Oregon and other western states seek their ancestral lineages in the records of Hopewell and all other Virginia Meetings. The people now living in Virginia, Maryland, and other eastern states scarcely realize that they have some millions of cousins now living in those western states, from Ohio to the Pacific Coast.

      Hopewell Monthly Meeting at Winchester, Virginia is still in existence as an active meeting; it has flourished continually since its organization over 200 years ago. Its labors and influence have spread in an ever widening and continuous wave to cover the entire United States; descendants of its early families are now living in every state of the Union. The meeting was divided by the Hicksite separation but both branches continued to use the same meeting house. In 1910 the branches began holding their services together and have continued to do so since that date.

      William Wade Hinshaw

      * * *

      HOLLINGSWORTH. . . .

      1763, 2, 7. Joseph rpd [reported] mou [married out of unity]; dis [disowned]. . . .

      1767, 10, 5. Joseph con [condemned for] mou [marrying out of unity] with recommendations from his neighbors in Carolina

      1768, 2, 1. Joseph gct [granted certificate to] Bush River MM, S. C.

      (5) O'Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995, p. 189:

      George and Hannah's son Joseph Hollingsworth married Margaret Hammer on 6 April 1768. Isaac Hollingsworth (son of George) married Susannah Wright (daughter of John and Rachel Wright) on 12 December 1772. Both the above marriages transpired in Berkeley (District 96/Laurens) County, South Carolina.

      (6) 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.

      * * *

      Joseph Hollingsworth d. 9-10-1792, aged about 54 years.

      * * *

      HOLLINGSWORTH.

      1768, 6, 4. Joseph, s George & Hannah, Berkley Co., S. C., m Margaret Hammer. . . .

      1775,10,28. Jonathan & David, ch Joseph, recrq [received by request]
    Person ID I467  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father George HOLLINGSWORTH,   b. 7 Apr 1712, Cecil County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah McKAY,   b. Abt 1715, Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1755, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Dec 1734  Isaac PARKINS' house, Orange [now Frederick] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Stewart, J. Adger, Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., John P. Morton Company Inc., Louisville, KY: 1925, pp. 5-6:

      The following is taken from the records: "George Hollingsworth, son of Abraham Hollingsworth, late of Cecil Co., Md., now living on the North side of Opecken Colony, Va., married Hannah McCoy, daughter of Robert McCoy, Sr. of same place, December 19, 1734, at the house of Isaac Parkins of Virginia, in the presence of the following witnesses:

      Abraham Hollingsworth (father)
      Anne Hollingsworth (mother)
      Margaret Hollingsworth (sister)
      Lydia Hollingsworth (sister)
      Isaac Hollingsworth (brother)
      John Littler
      Daniel Rushen
      Thomas Eads
      Josiah Ballinger
      Teran Kelly
      Thomas Bab
      Thomas Bransen
      Igt Sobt
      Ellig Bensen
      John Benters
      William Smith
      Katherine Ross
      Katharine Thomas
      Mary Ballinger
      Evan Thomas
      Thomas Wilson
      Hannah Mills
      Evan Thomas, Jr.
      John Bullock
      John Wood
      Esther Harrison
      William Hoge
      George Hoge
      Richard Hiland
      Samuel Bratton
      Mary Buller
      Josiah Culbert
      Jacob Worthington
      Mary Littler
      Onan Thomas
      Reuben Mills
      John Ross
      Mary Hollingsworth
      Isaac Parkins
      Mary Parkins
      Benjamin Smith"

      (2) Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000:

      Name: George Hollingsworth
      Relative: son of:Abraham Hollingsworth
      Comment: late of Cecil Co, MD "but now living on the North side of Opeckon in the Colony of VA"
      Name: Hannah McKay
      Location: of Shenahdoah
      Relative: dau of: Robert McKay
      Comment: deceased
      Comment: at a public mtg held for the purpose
      Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1734
      Marriage Place: at the house of Isaac Parkins of ye affsd place

      (3) O'Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia (1995), Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995, pp. 411-420:

      George Hollingsworth (son of Abraham Hollingsworth) was living on the north side of Opeckon (Opequon) when he married Hannah McKay (Robert McKay's daughter) who lived near Opequon. They were married at Isaac Perkins house in Orange County, Virginia on 19 December 1734.
    Family ID F4668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 --- FROST,   b. Abt 1736, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Jun 1768, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1761  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. David HOLLINGSWORTH,   b. Abt 1765, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1826, Vermilion County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     2. Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH,   b. Abt 1763, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Union County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret WRIGHT,   b. 12 Nov 1742, Prince George's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1822, Laurens County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1768 
    Children 
     1. William HOLLINGSWORTH,   b. 18 Jan 1785,   d. 24 Sep 1855  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Abraham HOLLINGSWORTH,   b. 1769  [natural]
     3. Ezekiel HOLLINGSWORTH  [natural]
     4. Zebulon HOLLINGSWORTH  [natural]
     5. Charity HOLLINGSWORTH  [natural]
     6. Susanna HOLLINGSWORTH  [natural]
     7. Isaac HOLLINGSWORTH  [natural]
     8. Jacob HOLLINGSWORTH  [natural]
     9. Joseph HOLLINGSWORTH, Jr.  [natural]
     10. John HOLLINGSWORTH  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F4696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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