John's father, given name Nicholas, emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania when he was 16 years old. He had many sons named Samuel, Conrad and John. Samuel married in Pennsylvania and died without children. Conrad and John moved to Ohio and bought land near Zanesville about the same time as a group of settlers from New Jersey. That locality proved unhealthy and after much sickness, the Colonists decided to return to the East and John settled in Glade District of Barbour County in the foothills of Laurel Mountain.
An WV Ensign 4 Regmt. VA in Militia War of 1812.
He and his wife, Margaret Poling are buried in the White Oak Cemetery which can be reached by going North on US 92 to the White Oak or Kalamazoo Intersection and turning right on Rt. 26/1 for 1/4 Mile.
From " Barbour Co. WV Book of Deaths I (1853-1919) and Will Books I and I 11/2 (1839-1889 pg. 142-43) Author Mary S. Coffman, on age 231, John left a Will dated 3/25/1862 which was probated on 12/16/1863. His heirs - sons: Samuel, Martin and William: daughters: Catherine (Moats), Elizabeth (Nestor), Sarah (Digman), Nancy (Ryan)
More About John Holsberry: Burial: Unknown, White Oak Cem., Barbour Co., WV.31 Probate: December 16, 1863, Barbour County.31 Will: March 25, 1862, Barbour County.31
More About John Holsberry and Margaret Poling: Marriage: January 31, 1805, Allegheny Co., Maryland.32 Minister: January 31, 1805, William Shaw.
Marriage Notes for John Holsberry and Margaret Poling: Marriage Bond
John Holleyberry to Margaret Poling Rev William Shaw
Children of John Holsberry and Margaret Poling are: