Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Holtzclaw

Male 1709 - 1752  (42 years)


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  • Name John Holtzclaw 
    Born 17 Jul 1709  Oberfischbach, Westfalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jun 1752  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I004220  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father Hans Jacob Holtzclaw,   b. 1683, Trupbach, Siegen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1760, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anna Margaret Otterbach,   b. Jun 1686, Trupbach, Siegen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1729, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1708  Trupbach, Siegen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Thomas Russell,   b. 1711, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Between 1729 and 1730  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Holtzclaw,   b. 1730, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Burke County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Catherine Holtzclaw,   b. 1733, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Holtzclaw,   b. 1735, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Mary Holtzclaw,   b. 1738, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1801, Shelby County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Josiah Holtzclaw,   b. 1741, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Elizabeth Holtzclaw,   b. Bef 1742, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F03281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John married Catherine (Russell) Thomas in about 1729-1730, in Stafford County, Virginia. (The Germantown area of Stafford County became a part of Prince William County in 1731). Catherine Thomas was a young widow, the daughter of Captain William Russell, the Ranger (1680-1756), of Stafford and Fauquier Counties, Virginia, and his wife, Grace. Catherine seems to have had at least one son, Jacob Thomas, by her first marriage. John and Catherine Holtzclaw had at least seven children.

      Little is known of the life of John and Catherine Holtzclaw. They apparently lived in Prince William County, Virginia, and raised their family there. I believe we can assume he was a farmer. There is no mention that he was a teacher like his father.

      John died in Prince William County, when he was only forty-one years old. His father, Jacob, was appointed executor of his will June 22, 1752. Henry, Joseph and Mary Holtzclaw were granted land in Culpeper County, Virginia in 1753, as children of John Holtzclaw (Northern Neck Grant Book H, p. 251). John Duncan and Elizabeth his wife in 1762 deeded land that had been left to Elizabeth by her father, John Holtzclaw (Fauquier Co. D. B. 1, p. 329).

      Catherine Holtzclaw testified in 1763 that her son Henry was due 1/7 of the estate after her death, proving that she and John had seven children (Fauquier Co. Minute Book, 1759-1763, p 372).

      John's wife, Catherine died in Fauquier County, Virginia, sometime after 1763. (The area of Prince William County where the Holtzclaw's lived became a part of Fauquier County when it was formed in 1759).
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      1735 Prince William County, Virginia, Hamilton Parish rent rolls; 615 acres Jno Holtsclaw;
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      1735 Prince William County, Virginia, Hamilton Parish rent rolls; 496 acres Joseph Holtsclaw;
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      September 17th 1735 (C-58)
      Know all Men by these Presents that we Mary Fiter, George Gent and John Holtzclaw are held and firmly
      bound unto Denis McCarty the first Justice in the Commission of Peace for Prince William County for and in behalf and to the sole use and behoof of the Justices of the said County and their successors in the sum of fifty pounds to be paid to the said Denis McCarty his Executors Administrators and Assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated this seventeenth day of September 1735.
      The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound Mary Fiter executrix of the Last Will and
      Testament of Milford Fiter deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Mary Fiter or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such time as she shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any time shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of the said Mary Fiter or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a just and true account of her Actings and Doings therein, when thereto required by the said Court; and also shall well and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in
      full force and Virtue.
      Sealed, and delivered, in presence of Thomas Robinson
      Mary (X) Fiter SEAL
      George Gent SEAL
      John Holtzclaw SEA
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      1738-RENT ROLLS - Prince William County, VA
      Holtzclaw, Jacob and John
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 355-359.
      March 22, 1740. William Russel Sr. of Pr. Wm. to John Holsclaw of same....for sum of 15 lbs. curr. money and 700 lbs. of tob....266 a part of greater tract gr. Wm. Russell by Proprietors Office dated Feb. 9, 1724 part of sd. 200 a. was viz: 150 a. by just survey was found to contain 191 a. made over to sd. Jno. Holsclaw by sd. Russell dated Nov. 28, 1737....corner to ye sd. Russell's greater tract and to land of orphans of Wm. Skrine dec side of Turkey Run....in Col. Paynes line Bells path....head of Wolf Trap Br....deeds of lease and release.
      William (W) Russell
      Wits: Howson Kenner, William Hearns, John Bush.
      Rec'd. of John Holsclaw sum of 15 lbs. curr. money and 700 lbs. of tob.
      At Court March 24, 1739 William Russel acknowledged this release with receit endorsed.
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      1759-1778 Fauquier Co Va Deeds [John K. Gott]; Pages 329-330.
      24 June 1762. B & S. Between John Duncan and Elizabeth, his wife, and Samuel Porter .. L100 .. 150 a. where Samuel Porter now lives .. near Turkey Run .. to Churchhill's line .. part of tract purchased by John Holtzclaw, dec'd. from William Russell and by Holtzclaw the above 150 a. was in his Last Will and Testament given to his daughter Elizabeth, now the wife of the said John Duncan. Signed: John Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Rec: 24 May 1762, ack. by grantors, with receipt.

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