Hollingsworth Family Papers

 

 

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

Hollingsworth Family Papers Collection
3 THL/WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 02/1980. Last revised 02/18.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 1.05 linear feet

DATES: 1764-1965

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Many of the materials in this collection were digitized in 2007. DVDs of these digitized copies are held by the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives [LDS DISC 015-01]

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.

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: Cecil O’ Dell, 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); J. Adger Stewart. Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. (Louisville, KY: J. P. Morton & Co, 1925).

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
Fragile - Do not photocopy

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   
Not digitized         

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
Not digitized

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).  12 envelopes stamped and unstamped, 1 postal card stamped 
Not available for researchers without permission of archivist.          

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)   
Not digitized

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) 
Not digitized

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

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

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

OVERSIZE

MAPCASE 3, DRAWER 14                                 

HABS Drawings—Abram’s Delight/Hollingsworth House, 7 leaves (from Historic American Buildings Survey Collection, 521 WFCHS)
Not digitized

MAPCASE 5, DRAWER 6  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
Not digitized