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Hollingsworth Surname

The Hollingsworth Surname possibly came from the British Isles. There were many migrations across our country. Each of our lines and ancestors will help us understand our family history more.

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Comment by Sheila Sue Cannon Justice on May 19, 2010 at 5:01am
"Comment by Linda Sue Hollingsworth Robbins on July 22, 2009 at 3:00pm We now have a Hollingsworth crest. It was free on the Internet and did not seem to be copyrighted. Please let me know if you find a better one for our group. I am open to suggestions. This is fun! "

I think I have a better one, more detail...
Comment by Arlene Adams- Gertsch on May 18, 2010 at 9:28pm
I haven't gone back very far in my Hollingsworth line. My Great Aunt was Emma Hollingworth, b. Mar 1888 in Wigan, Lancashire, England and died 21 July 1958 in Detroit,Wayne, Michigan. I do know that her fathers name was Thomas Hollingsworth and her mother was an Ellen Howard. With any luck, I will find someone on this forum who can help me get further on this branch of the family tree.
Comment by Linda Sue Hollingsworth Robbins on September 7, 2009 at 7:13am
I hope that all of us will read the Hollingsworth Surname Group entries and try to help each other with encouraging words. My settings are set so that I receive a notification in my mailbox to alert me to click on the link that sends me to genealogywise each time one of my friends or groups has a new message. If no one responds to your comments, hopefully it must be that they feel their comments may not help you. Also, sign up for Hollingsworth surname help at free websites: is free and the message boards for states and counties are places you can recieve email notices about queries (questions) you can place there and see responses also.

I came home from a 5-day genealogy conference in Little Rock yesterday. It was my first "biggie" conference and I learned so much about genealogy. Google "genealogy conferences" in your state or region to find out what's going on in your area.

I recommend joining a genealogical society online in your area or where your ancestors came from. They can be as little as $10.00 per year and are helpful to get you in touch with others who are interested in genealogy and family history. Hope you have a great Labor Day.
Comment by Kathy Deam on September 7, 2009 at 2:44am
Is anyone researching the Hollingsworths in Marion County Indiana? I'm trying to locate the date of death and burial location for a Jonathon Hollingsworth b 1806 in Ohio. He married Susannah Botkin in 1824 in Randolph Co Indiana with whom he had 10 children. Susannah died in 1863 and he then married a Catherine Allbright (I believe Allbright might be a married name) - no children.
Comment by Clifton C. Vigus Jr on September 3, 2009 at 10:17am
I originally posted in facebook. My mother was a hollingsworth but her lineage traces back thru Nova Scotia Canada then back to Ireland. I noticed a similar mention in one of the posts here of the Ireland connection and in particular mention of county Armagh. The papers I have show a Henry Hollingsworth born 1755 coming to nova scotia in 1784 he traces back to henry born 1731 then to john born alive 1764 then to Henry born before 1673 and married to Elizabeth Newell who was the daughter of John Newell Sr who was one of 6 Clearks of the High Court Of Chancery in Ireland. I am really interested to see if anyone has info that would tie this Henry hollingsworth into the hollingsworths that came to america. My grandfather came to the U.S. from Nova Scotia sometime after my mother was born in 1920. There is no mention in what I have as to any siblings of the Henry born before 1673. The only other fact is that it is believed Henry's family had comer over from England to fight in the Boyne War with King William of Orange.
Comment by Linda Sue Hollingsworth Robbins on August 26, 2009 at 8:12am
I appreciate Gerry Hill's comments about most Hollingsworth surnames coming from her line of Hollingsworths, that of the individual Valentine Hollingsworth. I cannot be so sure of my ancestors' lineage, however. My path so far has not led to Valentine Hollingsworth, even though I might "claim" that it does, just to make life simpler. Beginning with me, my line goes from Oklahoma to Fannin County, Texas to Clinton County, Kentucky to Campbell County, Tennessee, perhaps to Virginia and perhaps to Maryland. I am an intermediate genealogy researcher. Without primary documents in hand for each birth, marriage, or death in my line, I can make no claims about lineage from Valentine Hollingsworth.
Comment by Ms. Gerry Hill on August 26, 2009 at 7:04am
I think most of us will come from my line-In over 20 years of research, I have never seen anyone go back to another one!

I have Mary Hollingsworth born 17 Sep 1763 Bladen Co NC died 19 Sep 1822 Sampson,NC. I found a book at the Library at the NC Archives-with a Bladen deed in it-that took a piece of property through several ownerships-including my Philip Chesire, son-in-law of Mary-wife Sarah Faison dtr of James. Then it took it to James.. Rev. Sol.and mentioned his widow Mary. Considering Bladen has almost no records-I am lucky.
Mary is dtr of Henry & Mary Murray, son of Stephenson (Stephen) & Ann Robinson, son of Henry & Lydia Eliz. Atkinson son of Valentine the Immigrant-that most of us claim- and Ann Campbell-Gailec is Rea. Son of Henry & Catherine Cornish, son of Robert & Joan Parker? Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, Ireland another spelling
Valentine was a man of ability and influence and almost immediately after his arrival in the New World, he was called upon to hold office and participate in public affairs. He was a member of the First Assembly in 1682-3 and served in several other sessions of Assembly in 1687,8,9,95 and 1700. He was selected for a Justice of New Castle County in 1685, and was a signer of the William Penn Great Charter and a member of the Provincial Council...and another quote from O'Neill's Annals of Newberry--Of all the Newberry emigrants none were equal to the Hollingsworths in physical strength and none excelled them in courage..Being of superior prowess, quarrels were not sought with them
Comment by Pamela Ann Hall II on August 11, 2009 at 10:51pm
Thank you, Kathy, for the documentation on Talitha.
Comment by Kathy Cardoza on August 10, 2009 at 9:36pm
Pam --- Talitha did die in Solano County, CA but, according to her obit and death certificate, her remains were removed to Oakland for cremation. Let me know if you need a copy of these documents.
Comment by Ms. Gerry Hill on August 3, 2009 at 10:52am
Well it went before I was ready-he is buried in the Friends Burial Grounds, New Ark Monthly Meeting, Newark Union Cemetery, Shellbourne, De
He and Ann Calvert had 7 known Children- All Quaker Families. (Quaker records are quite good)
His first wife was Ann Campbell (Gailec is Rea) They had 4 known children.
Mine was the 2nd by this marriage-Henry born 1658 same as Father-died 1721 Elton, Cecil, Md married Lydia Elizabeth Atkinson. They had 6-in his will.

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