Nicholas Holsberry52 was born Abt. 1760 in Germany ?52, and died Aft. 1800 in Ohio ?52. He married Catherine Unknown on Bet. 1770 - 177952.
Notes for Nicholas Holsberry: Tradition has it that Nicholas Holsberry emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania when he was 16 years old. The first record of his existence is the 1800 Census, at which time he was living on Georges Creek in Alleghany County, MD. At that point, Nicholas was over 45 years old . His spouse, Catherine (last name unknown), was between 30 and 45 years of age and they had seven children: three Sons - one under 10 years and two 11-15 years old and four Daughters - three under 10 and one 11-15 years of age
Sometime after 1800, the family moved westward as the next documentation is a court record 3 March 1826 David METZER vs John HOLTSBERRY,concerning property in the Refugee Tract, Licking County, Ohio. Nicholas died prior to 1825 but Catherine was still alive in 1840 Census. The family must have grown further in the ensuing years as eleven heirs were mentioned in the court record, as follows: Sons: Jacob Samuel Richard Conrad James John (The Progenitor of all Holsberrys in West Virginia). Daughters: Ann ( Mrs Kenney) Sally ( Mrs .Isaac Harter) Rolly (Mrs. John Wollard) Elizabeth (Widow Green) Susanna ( Mrs. John Wertzbaugh).
The Refugee Tract (Lands) is located in parts of Franklin, Fairfield, Licking and Perry Counties in Central Ohio. The tract extends 42 miles eastward from the Scioto River and contains 103,527 acres. The Continental Congress resolved to grant land to Refugees of Canada and Nova Scotia who had abandoned their settlements and fled to the United States to aid the colonial cause during the Revolutionary War. The refugees had to have fled prior to 4 July 1776; continued aiding the United States and not return to reside in the dominions of the King of Great Britian prior to 25 November 1783. Bounty lands could be claimed by widows and heirs of refugees who died within the United States or in colonial service during the Revolutionary War.
More About Nicholas Holsberry: Date born 2: Germany ?.53
More About Nicholas Holsberry and Catherine Unknown: Marriage: Bet. 1770 - 177954
Children of Nicholas Holsberry and Catherine Unknown are: