Descendants of Henry Hollingsworth 7th great grandfather


Deborah Kirk

Deborah Kirk's ancestors through her mother were Richards.
They came also in 1682

241. Samuel Hollingsworth

Neither Samuel nor Jacob served in the Revolutionary War, probably because of their Quaker background.

Samuel III Hollingsworth is the assumed father of Jacob and Isaac. He is referred to in many of the Hollingsworth Registers, published by Harry Hollingsworth until his death, as "Mystery Sam". This is because of the way his will is worded, naming most of his children, and leaving room for belief of others not named.

We add other detail including our knowledge that Isaac and Jacob lived in both North Carolina and Franklin County, Georgia; also that Samuel III lived in both North Carolina and Franklin County, GA, the time periods being identical. We know from census records that Sam had a large family with "room" for Isaac and Jacob. We rule out all other Hollingsworths from this and other details. Of course we know that Sam's brother Jacob also lived in North Carolina and Franklin County, GA, so we know which Sam we are dealing with since the genealogy of Jacob is well-established.

Samuel is shown with his brother Jacob on the 1779 Tax List of Randolph County, NC. They refused to pay taxes which would be used for the war effort, Jacob giving as a reason that he was a Quaker (and therefore opposed to any form of warfare). I had not seen that record before and it is an important one. It proves that Samuel and Jacob came to NC together, settled near each other, etc., and that their heritage was Quaker (although they were not currently members of any monthly meeting). This item supports at least two points of logic-- (1) Samuel and Jacob came to NC together and (2) They still had Quaker tendencies, enough to avoid fighting for the Colonies are paying taxes for the war itself. The logic follows, also, that Samuel (the brother) also spent time in Franklin Co., GA, with his brother Jacob trying to get his hands on what we would call "free" land. I see Jacob and Samuel being very close, particularly under the circumstances in which they were raised, and it is completely natural for them to migrate together. One addition item--Jacob is given credit for building the fort. I think actually it was a family project, as in the old days with "barn building", and that brother Samuel laid a plank or two. The stonework in the chimney is excellent and has survived more than 200 years. Our Hollingsworth have more than their share of carpenters and brickmasons and this chimney would have been the kind of workmanship that would be expected of our H ancestors.

We find Samuel on the 1804 Georgia Passport with the Maxwells and Smiths, then we find Isaac settling down in Lawrence County, MS, with these same families. More coincidence.

494. Enoch Hollingsworth

Enoch was a private in Captain Love's Company, 43 Infantry, War of 1812.

495. Elizabeth Hollingsworth

The new information on Elizabeth Hollingsworth indicates that she married Moses Allred. I find him in Franklin County, GA (as per deed records), at the same time Samuel, Isaac, and Jacob were there. Too much coincidence to ignore.

242. Jacob Hollingsworth

Jacob applied for and was given a 100 acre grant by King George 3rd on June 19, 1771. He later fought against the king in the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War. His service in the war entitled him to a grant by the new U.S. government. It is believed that he accepted this grant sometime later in northeast Georgia. Jacob and Mary decided to move to an area in northeast Georgia near what is today Toccoa. They would have been some of the earliest settles in the region. This was in the very heart of Cherokee country.

The family moved to Maryland when Jacob was a young lad and later to South Carolina.

Valentine Hollingsworth 3rd

Valentine left small pittances to his children, Valentine, Elizabeth and Sarah. He may have disapproved of their conduct within the Quaker religion.

261. Samuel Harlan Sr.

Samuel HARLAN "Sr"- was born about 1726 in Kennett Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. He died in Near Union, Court House, Union, South Carolina. He was buried in On His Farm, Union, South Carolina. He married Elizabeth HOLLINGSWORTH-16093 in Aug 1745/1746 in Old Sweedes Hundred, Wilmigton, Delaware.

Elizabeth Hollingsworth

Elizabeth HOLLINGSWORTH-was born in 1720 in Kennett Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. She died after 1754 in , Union, South Carolina. She was buried in Family Farm, , South Carolina. She married Samuel HARLAN "Sr"-29702 in Aug 1745/1746 in Old Sweedes Hundred, Wilmington, Delaware
They had the following children:

M i George HARLAN "Sr"-
M ii Samuel HARLAN "Jr"-
M iii William HARLAN- died in 1808.
F iv Betty HARLAN- was born in 1746 in , Chester, Pennsylvania.
M v Aaron HARLAN- was born in 1746 in , Chester, Pennsylvania.

It appears that /Elizabeth's mother in law was also her sister, both daughters of Valentine Hollingsworth Jr.

270. John Hollingsworth

JOHN was born btwn. 1728 - 1733. He may have served as a representative to the Committee of Safety that met in Wilmington, NC. In 1778, he was called to active duty in Revolutionary War, but did not serve, possibly due to poor health. He inherited 320 acres from Uncle Valentine in Cumberland Co, NC.