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From: Jo Ann Reynolds <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Hollingsworth in Va and SC
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 14:50:05 -0600
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I am very interested in this information! I also have other non Quaker lines.
My information has that John Hollingsworth (b 1755) son of Abraham and Ann
married Jane Elwell. You have Hannah. Did he have 2 wives?
Some of the land in this area was surveyed by a young George Washington in
1745. He mentioned my ancestors, Stump and Neff in his diary entries of March
and April 1745 while surveying land near Frederick/ Hampshire co for Lord
Jo Ann Reynolds
Sandra Ferguson wrote:
> I have just been reading a book called PIONEERS OF OLD FREDERICK COUNTY,
> VIRGINIA, by O'Dell, and have a few pages of it copied, for several of my
> own lines are from the area, and specifically, were Quakers, members of the
> Hopewell mm, at Winchester.
> On one page is listed this
> George Hollingsworth b 7 April, 1712, son of Abraham and Ann Robinson
> Hollingsworth) and Hannah were m. on the 19th day, 10th mo, 1734 at the
> house of Isaac Parkins at "Opeckon" in the colony of Virginia. (there
> follows a listing of all those who attended the marriage)
> George hired Robert Brooks on 23 Nov 1732 to run a survey for 620 acres
> of land called Hannah's Spring. This land was resurveyed in 1751 by Lord
> Fairfax's surveyor, receiving a Fairfax grant in 1754. George and Hannah
> lived on the tract until her death. This tract is located adjacent east of
> Babb's (Apple Pie Ridge/Fredrick Co 739) Road with Frederick Co Highway 673
> running across the south end.
> After Hannah's death, George married a second time to Jane
> (and I hate to
> say it but this is all on the page.....if anyone NEEDS to know what follows
> they can let me know; I'll be going to Archives and could copy the next
> Many folks from the Hopewell MM moved, at least temporarily to the Brush
> Creek MM in SC, to escape the Indian raids that were taking place along the
> borders of VA (and of course other areas too, for this was the French and
> Indian War)...my own family fled the Winchester, Va/Hampshire Co (W)V area
> to NC, where they remained for 7 or 8 years, when they returned to Va in
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 6:57 PM
> Subject: [Q-R] Charity Hollingsworth m Jonathan Cox-Miami MM
> > Concerning Jo Ann Reynold's query relating to Charity Hollingsworth who
> > married Jonathan Cox. ---- Yesterday I was shopping in Des Moines and had
> > opportunity to do a little research at the genealogical libraries there,
> > particularly the Hinshaw and Heiss abstracted Quaker records. I believe
> that I
> > can trace most of the thread concerning Jonathan Cox and Charity
> > and family, as available in Quaker records. It is not entirely a pleasant
> > narrative, but I will try to sketch it as best I can:
> > The abstracted record from Miami MM, Ohio is as follows:
> > 1813-9mo-1 Jonathan Cox , son of Jonathan and Mary Cox, Montgomery
> > County, OH m at Hopewell, Charity Hollingsworth, dau of John and Rachel.
> > ------Jonathan Cox and ch. Sarah, John, Mary & Elizabeth had been received
> > into membership by request at Bush River MM, S.C. in 11 mo. 1791. I do
> not know
> > Jonathan's parentage or that of his wife. Perhaps Mary was already a
> > of Friends in 1791. On 9 mo 12, 1805, Jonathan Cox and wife Mary, and
> > John, Mary, Elizabeth, Catherine, Joseph, and Susanna were received into
> > membership by Miami MM by a certificate from Bush River dated 2 mo. 23,
> > ------- John Hollingsworth, father of Charity Hollingsworth, appears to
> > been a son of George Hollingsworth by his second marriage, his marriage to
> > Jane, whose maiden name might have been Carter. Perhaps she had been
> > married to ____ Elwell. George Hollingsworth had first married Hannah
> McKay (or
> > McCoy). He had a total of about sixteen children, all but one of whom
> > accompanied him from Winchester, VA to the Bush River settlement ca. 1767
> or were born
> > after the family arrived there.---- John Hollingsworth married Rachel
> > under the care of Bush River MM on 3 mo..12, 1789. Rachel Wright was a
> > of Joseph Wright and Charity Wells. Joseph Wright appears to have been a
> > of John Wright and Rachel Wells.
> > On 6 mo 28, 1815 Charity (Hollingsworth) Cox was granted a
> > to West Branch MM by Miami MM, Ohio. On 4 mo. 27, 1816 this certificate
> > received by Mill Creek MM, Ohio, endorsed by West Branch MM.
> > On 9 mo. 25, 1819, Jonathan Cox and family were granted a
> > from Mill Creek MM to Springfield MM, IN.
> > On 5 mo. 12, 1824 Jonathan Cox was reported in Springfield MM for
> > practicing fraud and untruthfulness. West Branch MM was requested to
> treat with
> > Jonathan Cox concerning this report. On 4-13-1825 West Branch MM reported
> > Springfield MM no satisfaction in dealing with Johnathan Cox. On 5 mo.
> > 1825 Jonathan Cox was disowned by Springfield MM fror practicining fraud
> > untruthfulness.
> > On 12 mo. 2, 1826 Charity Cox and ch. Susanna, Mary, John, Joseph,
> > William were received into membership by certificate by Vermilion MM, IL
> > Springfield MM, IN.
> > On 1 mo. 14, 1832 Joseph, John, and William Cox, sons of Charity,
> > Susanna and Mary Cox, daughters of Charity, were received into membership
> > Sugar River MM from Vermilion MM held at Elwood, IL. ----- Sugar River
> > seemed to be centered five miles northeast of Crawfordsville, IN in what
> > now Montgomery County, IN. The records of Sugar River MM were stored in
> > basement of a bank at Thornton or Darlington, IN and were destroyed by a
> > This was evidently after about 1935-1940, when the records had been
> > under the direction of William Wade Hinshaw, so the abstracts remain.
> > On 5 mo. 25, 1839 Susanna Mathon (sp?) (formerly Cox) was disowned
> > Sugar Rover MM for marriage contrary to the discipline. On 6 mo. 29, 1839
> > John Cox was disowned by Sugar River MM for the same reason. On 7-27-1839
> > Cox was disowned. I believe that Mary Cox was also disowned about this
> > There seems to be no farther mention of the brother, William. Perhaps he
> > did not survive childhood.
> > Jo Ann Reynolds has reported that Jonathan Cox died in Warren
> > IN in 1829 and his estate was probated there in 1830.
> > In perusing the internet, I have found a record that John Monroe
> > married Charity (Hollingsworth) Cox on May 20, 1831 in Warren County, IN.
> > The records of the Friends Meetings in Iowa were not all abstracted
> > under the direction of William Wade Hinshaw and the abstracts that have
> > published have not been indexed, but I have leafed through the abstracts
> of most
> > of the oldest and largest of the Iowa Monthly Meetings and find no records
> > which seem to pertain to this family.
> > It is my inclination to believe that Charity (Hollingsworth) (Cox)
> > Monroe was disowned by Vermilion MM after her second marriage, and the
> record of
> > the disownment has not been preserved. It is likely that John Monroe was
> > a member of Friends. The family then moved to Montgomery County, IN. In
> > order to clear their books, Vermilion MM forwarded certificates of
> membership for
> > the children to Sugar River MM, the closest MM to where they had moved.
> > may be that, ca. 1839, Sugar River MM also decided to tidy up their
> > records, and discovering that several of the Cox children had married out
> > were no longer attending Meeting, they were accordingly disowned, although
> > may have married some years previously. It may be that some had moved to
> > or elsewhere in the West.
> > Since Jonathan Cox and Charity Hollingsworth were married in 1813,
> > is likely that the oldest child was born no earlier than 1814. I do not
> > the birth order. If the son John was the oldest and was born in 1814, he
> > would have possibly married in 1834.
> > It would seem best to examine birth, death, and marriage records,
> > perhaps land records for Montgomery County, IN for traces of what happened
> > this family. I'm afraid they dropped out of the Quaker picture by about
> > - Herbert Standing, Earlham, Iowa.
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