Hollingsworth Family Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Hollingsworth Family Papers Collection, 3 THL/WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection contains correspondence, deeds and wills, inventories, and other documents of the family. Bible records and genealogical information is also included together with HABS drawings of Abrams Delight and surveys of land.
(3 boxes) Last updated 11/12. DIGITIZED 05/11/07.

Biographical/Historical: Abraham Hollingsworth, only child of Thomas and Margaret Hollingsworth, was born on Jan. 19, 1686, in Newark, Delaware. He married Ann Robinson on March 13, 1710, and moved to Cecil County, Maryland. From Maryland he moved to the Shenandoah Valley and acquired 582 acres in 1732 from Alexander Ross, leader of 34 Quaker families in the Clearbrook area. When Hopewell Meeting was formed in 1734, the Hollingsworth family became members there. By that time he had located on Shawnee Spring in Winchester, and the family was operating a flour mill by 1752. Upon Abraham’s death in 1748, the oldest son Isaac became owner of the 582 acres. He built Abrams Delight in 1754 after marrying Rachel Parkins in 1748. Isaac died at age 37 and the property passed to their son Jonah and then to his son David. Abrams Delight became the property of the City of Winchester in 1943, the first time it had been owned by other than members of the Hollingsworth family.

Bibliography: O’Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia. Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995.
Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends. Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia, Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing Co, 1936. Stewart, J. Adger. Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr,. Louisville, KY: J. P. Morton & Co, 1925. 929.2 Ste.

Cite As: Hollingsworth Family Papers Collection, 3 THL/WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Hollingsworth, Abram (1686-1748)–Arithmetic Book, 1 item, manuscript

Hollingsworth, Abraham (1686-1748) Will—3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Abram (1782-1864)—Correspondence, 1812, (majority of letters to and from Nancy Connell of Connellsville, PA), 10 items, manuscript

Recipient

Author

Date Written

Place of Origin

Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Feb. 8, 1812 Pittsburg, PA
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Mar. 9, 1812 Louisville, KY
Abram Hollingsworth Nancy Connell Mar. 28, 1812 Connellsville, PA
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Mar. 28, 1812 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Apr. 25, 1812 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth June 1, 1812 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth June 18, 1812 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Aug. 25, 1812 Popler Levill, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Oct. 25, 1812 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Dec. 20, 1812 Louisville, KY

Hollingsworth, Abram (1782-1864)—Correspondence, 1813, 14 items, manuscript

Recipient

Author

Date Written

Place of Origin

Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Jan. 1, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Feb. 18, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Mar. 28, 1813 Louisville, KY
Abram Hollingsworth Nancy Connell Apr. 18, 1813 Connellsville, PA
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth April 27, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth May 8, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth May 22, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth July 2, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Sept. 16, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Sept. 25, 1813 Louisville, KY
Abram Hollingsworth Nancy Connell Oct. 11, 1813 Connellsville, PA
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Oct.31, 1813 Louisville, KY
Nancy Connell Abram Hollingsworth Nov. 27, 1813 Louisville, KY
Abram Hollingsworth Nancy Connell Dec. 5, 1813 Connellsville, PA

Hollingsworth, Abraham (1782-1864)—Papers, items relating to his life in Ohio, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy); 3 leaves, manuscript on printed form (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Betsey—Will and Inventory, 1885, 8 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, David—Correspondence, 1813-1856, incomplete—Receipts—1834, 22 items, manuscript

Hollingsworth, David—Memorandum Book, 1847, 1 item, manuscript

Hollingsworth, David – Check paid to John Fagan, January 30, 1857, for gravestone for Mrs. Hollingsworth, 1 leaf, printed and manuscript

Hollingsworth, David—Will and Inventory, 1859, transcript of inventory, 11 leaves, manuscript (photocopy), 11 leaves manuscript on printed form

Hollingsworth, David A., 1844-19??, of Ohio—Biographical Sketches, 10 items (some of multiple pages), printed (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, George—material, photocopied articles from a variety of publications, 25 leaves, printed (photocopy); 50 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) –Folder includes the following:
-Columbia, South Carolina [land] Memorials, all Hollingsworth entries
No. 8, 1765-1769, 7 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
No. 9, 1765-1769, 7 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
No. 11, 1771-1772, 9 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
-Deed records, South Carolina Department of Archives/History, for Abraham Hollingsworth and his son George Hollingsworth, 6 leaves, manuscript
-Earliest Land Entries in Fayette County[IN], Township 14, Range 12E, lists George Hollingsworth, July 29, 1813, 160 acres, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)
-Early Landowners of Fayette County [IN], lists two entries for George Hollingsworth, Franklin County, Indiana, 1 leaf, typescript (photocopy)
-Early Ohio Settlers—Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840, 1986, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, pages that verify George Hollingsworth’s land entries, 8 leaves, printed (photocopy)
-Franklin County, Indiana Federal Census of 1820, National Archives Microfilm, Population Schedules of the Fourth Census of the United States, Roll 13, Volume 1, entries for George and several other Hollingsworths, 11 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
-Taxpayers Franklin County, Indiana, 1813-1831, lists George Hollingsworth, 1817, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
-Franklin County, Indiana Tract Book, 1952, compiled by Twin Forks Chapter, DAR, Brookville, IN, lists George Hollingsworth’s land entry, 1806, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
-History of Union County, Indiana, describing Hollingsworth House, built during 1806 and 1808 by George Hollingsworth, 1989, Union County Indiana Historical Society, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)
-Indiana Land Entries, Volume I, Cincinnati District, 1801-1840, by Margaret R. Waters, 1977, The Bookmark, Knightstown, IN, pages verifying George Hollingsworth’s land entries, 4 leaves, printed (photocopy)
-Land Grant to George Hollingsworth from United States of America, deed record B, recorded 1823, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)
-Minute Book for the Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County, IN, Book B, 5 leaves, manuscript: (photocopy) July 11, 1811; 1) George Hollingsworth served on Grand Jury (?); 2) George Hollingsworth appointed to "view the ground on which the Road is to Run" 1813 (p. 15); 3) George Hollingsworth appointed Overseer of the Poor in the Second District
-North Carolina Court of Claims, Land Records, 1755-1774, lists Abraham Hollingsworth, title page 1 leaf printed (photocopy) and 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)
-Shenandoah County, Virginia Deed Book Series, excerpts from Volume I, Books A-D, 1772-1784 abstracted, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
-Will of George Hollingsworth, Probate Court, February Term, 1837, Union County, Indiana, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Ira—Correspondence, 2 items, 1 envelope, 1 manuscript; letter from Mary Hollingsworth, Jan. 15, 1883, regarding family genealogy (no stamp on envelope)

Hollingsworth, Jonah J.—letters, 1867-1869, unnumbered items, manuscript in old letter binder
Do Not Photocopy Fragile

Hollingsworth, J.J.—correspondence, 1889, 2 items, 1 letter, manuscript; 1 envelope, The Diamond Mill Co., Cincinnati, OH to J. J. Hollingsworth (no stamp on envelope)

Hollingsworth, Valentine— An address by Edward W. Cooch, given May 23, 1936, 3 items in subfolders as follows: 1) printed original Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, September 1936, pages 947-958 6 pages 2) reprint of item 1 for the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 11 leaves printed (photocopy), 3) reprint of address for WFCHS in 6 page printed booklet w/envelope Did Not Digitize

Box 2

Abram’s Delight—Hollingsworth Home, essay by Harriet Bruce Rhodes, n d, 11 leaves, typescript

Abram’s Delight Log Cabin—notes, manuscript, no author, n d, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

Abram’s Delight items auctioned April 1945, 5 leaves, news articles (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Bernard Family Bible Records, covers 1791-1894, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Elihu Family Bible Record, covers 1813-1918, 3 leaves, printed/manuscript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth/Maze Family Bible Record, covers 1787-1926, 9 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth Coat of Arms, 2 items
Pen/ink drawing, black and white, 1 leaf
Drawing, colored, 1 leaf

Hollingsworth Family Chart, covers 1630-1930, 2 sheets, printed w/envelope by Mary F. Boxley, 1964, published by Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Did Not Digitize

Hollingsworth Family Correspondence, covers 1820-1852, 14 items, manuscript/typescript

Recipient

Author

Date Written

Place of Origin

C. Hollingsworth Rebecca (Hollingsworth) July 9, ? Concord, KY
Abram Hollingsworth Williy(?) June 19, 1820 Flemingsburg, KY
Robert I. Hollingsworth Mother May 1, 1838 Retirement, Winchester.VA
David Hollingsworth Gambrill (?) Shaw March 19, 1839 Baltimore, MD
D. Hollingsworth Glenn Foote (?) October 1, 1841 Baltimore, MD
C. Hollingsworth C. S. Hinks April 1, 1844 Baltimore, MD
David Hollingsworth Walter Co. October 20, 1845 Baltimore, MD
D. Hollingsworth C. S. Hinks December 8, 1845 Baltimore, MD
David Hollingsworth Walter & Co September 30, 1846 Baltimore, MD
David Hollingsworth Walter Co. April 18, 1849 Baltimore, MD
Brother J.W. Philips December 20, 1849 Uniontown, PA
Account for D. Hollingsworth Walter Co. June 30, 1850 Baltimore, MD
Account for D. Hollingsworth Walter Co. March 3, 1851 Baltimore, MD
D. Hollingsworth Walter Co. June 10, 1852 Baltimore, MD

Hollingsworth Family Correspondence, covers 1865-1879, 12 items, manuscript/typescript

Recipient

Author

Date Written

Place of Origin

Mary Hollingsworth Samuel Dornell, Co. B, 3rd WV Cavalry May 29, 1865 Washington, DC
Mary Hollingsworth Will H.E. Platt July 27, 1865 Sherburne Barracks Washington, DC
Mary Hollingsworth Henry K. Mattison October 12, 1865 Leesburg, VA
Mary Hollingsworth Jno. A. Avinett Aug. 22, 1866 Winchester, VA
Mr. W.M. Huntington R.P. Duff, Duff’s Mercantile College Aug. 1, 1868 Pittsburgh, PA
J.J. Hollingsworth W.J. Morrow, Gravel Roofer Aug. 17, 1869 Wilmington, DE
J.J. Hollingsworth Charles L. Oudesluys May 27, 1871 Baltimore, MD
Bettie Hollingsworth L. V. Wood August 5, 1872 Springboro, OH
Jonah Hollingsworth Wm. B. Hollingsworth September 28, 1878 Baltimore, MD
J.J. Hollingsworth Anthony & Dodge October 1, 1878 Baltimore, MD
Mary Hollingsworth C.M. Hollingsworth February 2, 1879 Downey, Cedar County, IA
Mary Hollingsworth B.J. Hollingsworth August 23, 1879 Capon Springs, WV

Hollingsworth Family Correspondence, covers 1880-1912, 12 items, manuscript/typescript

Mary Hollingsworth Margaret Hollingsworth Feb. 2, 1880 Harford County, MD
Lydia Wood (?) Sept. 24, 1880 Warren County, OH
Mary Hollingsworth L.V. Wood March 28, 1881 Springboro, OH
Cousin L.V. Wood Aug. 1, 1881 Springboro, OH
Mary Hollingsworth B. Hollingsworth Oct. 13, 1881 Baltimore, MD
Mary Hollingsworth Richard Parker Oct. 10, 1885 Wilna (?), MD
Mary Hollingsworth John Sivat, Adams Express Company June 11, 1886 Winchester, VA
J. Isaac Hollingsworth W.W. Searl, editor, the office of The Watch Tower Aug. 22, 1893 Bradford, IL
Cousin Caroline Cousin Lide Darli____ November 30, 1895 Pasadena
"My dear Madam" The Saturday Evening Post Dec. 15, 1898 Philadelphia, PA
Dear Friend Henry [Geo. A. Gsun] Mar. 18, [1900] [near Gloucester]
W.J. Stone Isaac Calvert April 22, 1912 Russellville, OH

Hollingsworth Correspondence Envelopes and Postcard (No letters). Not available for researchers without permission of archivist. 12 envelopes stamped and unstamped, 1 postal card stamped

Hollingsworth Family News articles, unnumbered items, 7 leaves printed (photocopy)

Hollingsworth Family Notes, excerpt from A History of Adams County, Ohio, 5 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Eugene – Family Notes, Hickman Co., Kentucky 1787-1984, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Hollingsworth Genealogical Memoranda in the United States from 1682 to 1884, by William B. Hollingsworth, Baltimore, 1884, 1 item, 77 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Hollingsworth Genealogical Memoranda in the United States from 1682 to 1884, by William B. Hollingsworth, Baltimore, 1884, 2 small printed 144 page booklets (duplicate copies) Did Not Digitize

Hollingsworth Graveyard—dedication of a marker, remarks by E.G. Crawford, June 6, 1927, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth House, Loudoun and Germain streets—abstract of title, 5 leaves, typescript (photocopy) -Includes will and testament of Charles Grim Aug 1777, Fred Co, VA Will Bk 4-390

Hollingsworth, Isaac – Pedigree Chart, Ireland/Virginia, 1661-1863, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Hollingsworth Plat, surveyed by Jesse Pugh, 1792, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
Did Not Digitize

Hollingsworth Report, by Alice B. Hollingsworth, August 1982, 17 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Literary magazine—Poems and Sketches by Mary W. Lupton [1870], 1 item, 36 pages, manuscript

Lupton Family Bible Notes in a letter from Julia R. Lupton to Miss Hollingsworth, Feb. 26, 1886, 1 page, manuscript; 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Miscellaneous Papers, Letters, Biblical Notes, Estate of Ada Bliss Hollingsworth, 6 items, (3 pages manuscript, 1 leaf manuscript, 2 leaves photocopy)

Box 3

Hollingsworth, Mary—"An Afternoon with Mary Hollingsworth," flyer of program presented Feb. 8, 1998, 1 leaf, printed; script for Mary’s diary, 12 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Mary—Highlights of Mary Hollingsworth’s Life, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy); 13 overheads—excerpts from journal; 15 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Mary—Journal excerpts, 26 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) Did Not Digitize

Do Not Copy in Entirety or Publish Without Written Permission of Special Collections, Duke University Libraries

Hollingsworth, Mary—Journal excerpts, 15 leaves, typescript; 15 leaves, typescript, overheads Did Not Digitize

Hollingsworth, Mary—obituary, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Hollingsworth, Mary "Mollie" – Composition Book and Report Cards for Powell Female Seminary, late 18650s, 20 leaves, manuscript (photocopy), 5 leaves, printed (photocopy), transcript of composition book by Jerry Holsworth, 11 leaves, typescript

Mapcase 2, Drawer 14 (Oversized) Did Not Digitize
HABS Drawings—Abram’s Delight/Hollingsworth House, 7 leaves
(from Historic American Buildings Survey Collection, 521 WFCHS)

Mapcase 5, Drawer 6 (Oversized) Folder contains the following:
Journal, author unknown, January 18 to May 31, 1871, 1 item, 30 pages, manuscript

Survey, division of land of Isaac Hollingsworth, deceased, April 1793, 3 items, 1 leaf, manuscript; 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy); 1 leaf, negative

Survey of Jonah Hollingsworth, May 1792, 3 items, 1 leaf, manuscript; 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy); 1 leaf, negative

Genealogy Chart Hollingsworth Family 1630-1930, 2 leaves, manuscript (photostat)

"Abrams Delight Restored," collection of news articles printed and bound, 32 leaves, printed
Did Not Digitize

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