Saturday, February 4, 2017

Will of Benjamin Holsclaw

FamilySearch. Kentucky Probate Records. Image 270 of 712.
FamilySearch. Image 270 of 712.
My 5th-great-grandfather Benjamin Holsclaw executed a will in Spencer County, Kentucky on 13 August 1859, providing for his children and several of his grandchildren. The will was proven in Court on 1 October 1859. He likely died in September 1859.

Benjamin Holsclaw married Sarah Sally Kemper in Garrard County, Kentucky on 26 November 1799. They had a very large family. The children listed in the will included:
- Jacob Holsclaw (born about 1800, died 1848)
- Enoch K. Holsclaw (born 6 January 1804, died 28 August 1889)
- Narcissa Holsclaw (born 1805, died 2 April 1864), married Harmon A. Stidger
- Sarah A. Holsclaw (born 1806, died 1886), married Henry Terrell
- Charles K. Holsclaw (born 1809, died 28 February 1853)
- Elizabeth Holsclaw (born 1816, died 26 April 1859), married John Hopewell
- Jesse Holsclaw (born 8 March 1818, died 20 May 1872)
- Stephen K. Holsclaw (born 1820)
- Mary Nevil Holsclaw (born 26 December 1821, died 14 August 1880), married Soloman Froman
- Isaac N. Holsclaw (born 12 April 1823, died 21 February 1914)
- Martha Ann Holsclaw (born 24 September 1826, died 12 February 1857), married Joseph Watson

Children not listed in the will but known included:
- Dewilton Holsclaw (born 1811, died 1812)
- Samuel K. Holsclaw (born 17 November 1814, died 22 July 1834)
- Benjamin Holsclaw Jr. (born 1821, died 17 September 1851)

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