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Henry Holdaway[1, 2]

Male 1753 - 1835


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  • Born  15 Sep 1753  , , Culpeper County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military: Revolutionary War  18 Aug 1776-Sep 1779  , , Culpeper County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Private, Rifle Regiment commanded by Captain Gabriel Long 
    • Holdway, Henry, Soldier, Inf.: List of non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment, whose names appear on the army register and who have not received bounty land
      Richmond, 1835.

      "A Pay roll of Capt Gabriel Longs Compy together with Capt Shepherd work of Bradys Companies in the 11th Virginia Regiment commanded by Colo Daniel Morgan from the first of June to the first of July 1777"
      Captain Long's Men in Rifle 17 Battalion:
      [No.] 17, Henry Holdway [name], do [Private], 1 month [pay], 6 2/3 do [dollars for month], 6 2/3 do [total paid]

      See pension file below for additional details of Henry's military service.
    Census: Federal  1810  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • male >45: Henry Holdaway [at 57]
      female >45 [Eleanor at 48]
      male 16-26 [William at abt 20]
      male 16-26 [Jeremiah at abt 16]
      male 10-16 [Larkin at abt 10]
      female 10-16 [Eleanor at 10]
      female <10 [Rebecca at 4]
    Pension Application  18 Sep 1818  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Va. Holdaway, Henry W18028
      or Holdway,
      Eleanor Anderson

      5692 4
      North Carolina Dead- see letter to
      Henry Holdway Hon L. Williams
      private Dec 26. 1836
      Virga line 1776 3 yrs
      In the army of the United States during the Revolutionary War.
      Inscribed on the roll of North Carolina
      at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence on
      the 15 of September 1818.
      Certificate of Pension issued the 25 of January 1819
      and sent to Hon Wm Stokes
      Senate U.S.
      Arrears to 4th of March 1810 45.17

      Revolutionary claim
      Act 18th March, 1818.
      Continued

      Set to Am L. Williams Sept 12. 1839
      copy of Pens dedn[?] sent [?]
      D. S. Reid Apl 15 1844
      Jas. Calloway Apl 22 1856
      The same Aug 28/56

      North Carolina 1373
      Eleanor A. Holdway
      widow of Henry Holdway
      who died on the 17th May 1835.
      Wilkes Co. in the State of N. Carolina
      who was a Private in the Revolution
      in the Virginia line for 2 years Va

      Enscribed on the Roll of N. Carolina
      at the rate of 80 Dollars per annum
      to commence on the 17th day of May 1835
      Certificate of Pension issued the 4th day of Sept.
      1837 and sent to Hon.
      Lewis Williams, H. R.
      Arrears to the 4th of Sep 37 183.86
      Semi-annual allowance ending Nov. '38 40.00 223.86
      Revolutionary Claim,
      Act July 4, 1836,
      Section the 3-
      Recorded by D. Bevins Clerk,
      A. Vol. 2- Page 169

      State of N Carolina Superior Court of law September
      Wilkes County, Term 1818
      on this 15th day of September 1818 Henry Holdway personally appeared before me aged sixty two years resident in the county of Wilkes and state aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by this late act of congress entitled entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War, that he the said Henry Holdway enlisted in the Rifle Regiment in Culpeper County in the State of Virginia on the 17th day of August 1776 in the company commanded by Captain Gabriel Long of said rifle regiment commanded by Col Daniel Morgan that he continued to serve in said corps or in the service of the United States untill the month of September 1779 when he was honourably discharged from the service at Pumpton Plains in the State of New Jersey and that he was in the Battles of Trenton, Princeton and was at two battles on the Hudson River against Genl Burgoine and the battle of Monmuth together with thirteen skirmishes and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of assistance from his country for support
      Sworn to before me this 18th
      of September 1818 Henry (his + mark) Holdway
      In addition to the aforegoing it appears to my satisfaction that an above applicant did serve as set forth, & also that he is in very reduced circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of his country for support [signature illegible]
      State of North Carolina Sepr Court of Law Sepr Term 1818
      Wilkes County I Walter R Lenair Clerk of the Superior Court of Law for the County of Wilkes and the State aforesaid Do Certify that the Honnorable Henry Leawell the subscriber to the above affidavit and certificate is one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of law of this State. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixd the seal of office this 18th day of Sepr AD 1818 W R Lenoir Clk

      State of North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
      Wilkes County August 1st 1820. on this 1st day of August AD. 1820. appeared in open court Henry Holdaway aged sixty-five years, resident in Wilkes County in the State of North Carolina who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his Oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows, to wit, that he enlisted in August in the Year 1776, in the company commanded by Capt. Gabriel Long in the Regiment of Rifle men commanded by Colo. Daniel Morgan for the Term of three years, that he was marched by Philadelphia to New Brunswick, and was in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, Stillwater & Monmouth court House, that he faithfully served his Term of three Years, and was discharged by Genl. Woodford at Pumton plains N.J.- And I do Solomnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale, or in any manner, disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to being myself within the Provisions of an Act of Congress entitled, "an act to provide for certain Persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War" passed on the 18th day of March 1818. and that I have not, nor has any Person in trust for me any property or Securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained the Schedule hereto Annexed and by me subscribed. Viz. Fifty Acres of poor Land on the waters of redies river in Wilkes County North Carolina at $.50.00 One old Horse $.25.- Three Head of cattle $.26.00.- six small Hogs $.4.- Four sheep $.4.- One plow, one ax,- two Hoes at $.2.25. - - ($.107.25.)
      Sworn to and Subscribed in
      open court August 1st 1820 Henry (his + mark) Holdaway
      R. Martin. C.W.C.C.
      The deponent Henry Holdaway further maketh Oath that he is by Occupation a farmer or Labourer and that by reason of a sore leg has for nearly three years been unable to procure a Maintainance by his labour, and that his leg continues sore and renders him almost helpless, that his family Residing with him consists of his wife Eleanor aged fifty eight years, and two Daughters Eleanor aged twenty years and Rebeca aged fourteen Years, that his wife and Youngest Daughter are both feeble and infirm from continual Indisposition, but that his Daughter Eleanor is able to work and is the Principle support of the family, but that with all their efforts they have not been able to raise bread for the family for several Years and that he must sell a part of his small Stock for bread this Year.
      The deponent Henry Holdaway further maketh Oath that the Original declaration upon which he Obtained a pension is not in his Possession and he supposes is filed in the War Office at Washington bearing date the 15th day of September AD 1818 and that his Pension certificate bears date the day of AD and Numbered

      Sworn to and Subscribed in Henry (his x mark) Holdaway
      Open Court 1st August 1820
      R. Martin. Clk.

      North Carolina
      Wilkes County
      On this 2nd day of August 1837 personally appeared before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, affixed and held for the county and state aforesaid (being a Court of Record), Elinor Anderson Holdaway, a resident citizen of said County and State, aged seventy five years on the 4th of March last past, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an act of congress passed July 4th 1836, that she is the widow of Henry Holdaway deceased, of the County of Wilkes and State of North Carolina, late a pensioner of the United States, and will name fully appears on reference to the declaration of the said Henry now on file in the office of Commissioner of pensions at the [?] of [?], and which is made a part of this her declaration-
      And the said Elinor Anderson Holdaway further declares that she was married to the said Henry Holdaway in Culpeper County and state of Virginia on the 25th of January A.D. 1779, which was before the aforemention of the term of service of the said Henry Holdaway as appears in reference to the family Register kept by the said Henry in his life time- And that the said Henry Holdaway deceased, late a pensioner as aforesaid, departed this life on the 17th day of May 1835. and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will now fully now fully [sic] appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed, [?] the deposition of Mary Cagerll[?] of the County of Wilkes and State aforesaid, who has resided and still resides within about two miles of my place of residence and abode[?]
      Sworn to and subscribed the day and year above written, in open Court, as aforesaid-
      Witness Elener A. (her + mark) Holdaway
      Wm Masten C.W.C.C.

      I Edmond Jones Chairman of the County Court of Wilkes County and State of North Carolina do hereby certify that it appears to the satisfaction of the Court, that Elinor Anderson Holdaway is the widow of Henry Holdaway deceased as set forth in the above declaration and that she has remained a widow from the 17th of May 1835 the time of death of the said Henry to the present period witness my hand and seal of office the 2nd of August 1835- Edm Jones Cl-
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • male >45: Henry Holdaway [at 67]
      female >45 [Eleanor at 58]
      male 16-26 [Larkin at abt 20]
      female 16-26 [Eleanor at 20]
      female 10-16 [Rebecca at 14]
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    Census: Federal  1830  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • male 70-80: Henry Holdway [at 77]
      female 60-70 [Eleanor at 68]
      female 20-30 [Eleanor at abt 30]
      female 10-15
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    Died  17 May 1835  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • From "The Heritage of Wilkes Vol. I," family #698 by Flora B. Friend:

      "Henry Holdaway was born 15 September, 1753 in Virginia. He enlisted on 17 Aug., 1776, in Culpeper County, Va., in the Regiment of Riflemen under the command of Captain Gabriel Long. He also served under Col. Daniel Margaro. He was in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, in two battles on the Hudson, and in the Battle of Monmouth, together with thirteen skirmishes. He received an honorable discharge after three years service at Rumpton Plains, New Jersey.

      On 25 Jan., 1779, before his discharge, Henry was married to Eleanor Andisson Crystal, daughter of William and Mary Bruce Crystal. The Crystal (Crysel) and Holdaway families migrated to Wilkes County, N.C., probably about the same time.

      A daughter of Henry and Eleanor, Elizabeth, became the wife of William Nichols. William and Elizabeth had a daughter Rebecca, who married Stephen Bumgarner.

      Sources: National Archives Pension Record File; DAR Magazine, Family Bible."
    Person ID  I1159  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Timothy Holdaway, Sr.,   b. Est 1723,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1431  Group Sheet

    Family  Eleanor Anderson Crystal,   b. 4 Mar 1762,   d. Aft 2 Nov 1841, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jan 1779  , , Culpeper County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. John Holdaway,   b. Between 1780 and 1784, , , Culpeper County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830
     2. Elizabeth Holdaway,   b. 1783, , , Culpeper County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1870, , , Macon County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sally Holdaway,   b. 1788, , , Culpeper County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Holdaway,   b. Abt 1790, , , Culpeper County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1840 and 1850, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jeremiah Holdaway,   b. Abt 1794, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1859, , Caney Branch, Greene County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Larkin Cite Holdaway, Sr.,   b. Abt 1800, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1862, , , Scott County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Eleanor Holdaway,   b. Abt 1800, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840
     8. Rebecca Holdaway,   b. Abt 1806, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885
     9. Boyd John Holdaway,   b. 1807, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F430  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S468] "Wilkes County Record of Wills 1811-1848, Vol. 3, 4," on microfilm in box NI-25, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M929.37568 Wil, NI-25., affidavit and schedule of Henry Holdaway, vol. 3 (1811-1821), pages 235-237.

    2. [S43] The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina, Vol II, 1990, Mrs. Nancy W. Simpson, editor, (Charlotte, North Carolina: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc. in cooperation with Delmar Printing and Publishing, 1990), 284, Henry Holdaway, #395 by Boyd J. Holdaway.

    3. [S1202] "Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, 1775-1785," images online, subscription database, www.footnote.com, (www.footnote.com), Continental Troops, Morgan's Rifle Regiment, individual service records for Henry Holderway: page 1, and for Henry Holdway: pages 1-15, 1 Jul 2007.

    4. [S430] "Revolutionary War Service Records," subscription database, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Virginia citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication box 109, induction rank: private.

    5. [S431] "Virginia Revolutionary War Records," subscription database, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Section II (18) [Document no. 44] (18).

    6. [S468] "Wilkes County Record of Wills 1811-1848, Vol. 3, 4," on microfilm in box NI-25, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M929.37568 Wil, NI-25., affidavit and schedule of Henry Holdaway, vol. 3 (1811-1821), 235-237.

    7. [S1201] "Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783," images online, subscription database, www.footnote.com, (www.footnote.com), 11th Regiment of Virginia, 1776-8, folder 279, page 43, no. 17, Henry Holdway, 2 Jul 2007.

    8. [S1662] 1810 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M252, roll 43, Wilkesborough, p. 867, Henry Holdaway household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    9. [S656] "Revolutionary War Pension Files," images online, HeritageQuest.com, (http://www.heritagequest.com), Henry Holdaway pension file, no. W18028, series M805; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication 434, pages 1-10.

    10. [S1644] 1820 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M33, roll 83, p. 504, Henry Holdaway household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    11. [S1613] 1830 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M29, roll 125, p. 353, Henry Holdway household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.