Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In the National Register of Historic Places

Yesterday's post identified the marriage entry for my 3rd-great-grandparents, Guilford Dudley Read and Ellen Holsclaw from September 1863 in the Kentucky County Marriage records on Ancestry. The record states they were married at the home of Ellen's father, Enoch Holsclaw in Taylorsville, Spencer County. I have not spent much time researching the family of my 4th-great-grandparents, Enoch Holsclaw and Priscilla McKinley, but a Google search has uncovered some fascinating information in the National Register of Historic Places.
Source: National Park Service, viewed 24 Jan 2017.

Enoch and Priscilla were married on 19 August 1828 in Spencer County, Kentucky. They settled in Taylorsville and raised a large family. Enoch was a carpenter and built his home around 1830. The family can be seen in the 1850 and 1860 US Census below.
Source: 1850 US Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.
Source: 1860 US Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.
The family appears again in the 1870 and 1880 US Census. Priscilla McKinley Holsclaw died in 1872.
Source: 1870 US Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.
Source: 1880 US Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.
Enoch Holsclaw died in August 1889 in Spencer County. His home in Taylorsville was passed down, and shows up in files on the Taylorsville Historic District. In a submission with the National Register of Historic Places, shown above, the Enoch Holsclaw House is listed as one of the oldest homes in the city. On a map of the town, the Holsclaw house appears in a plot of land near a bend where the Salt River joins Brashears Creek.
Source: National Park Service. Taylorsville, Kentucky.


The description of Taylorsville and its historic significance is interesting, but Holsclaw also shows up in references to his more famous nephew, Civil War spy Felix Grundy Stidger. I will have much more on his story to follow.
Louisville Courier-Journal, 16 May 2016.

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