James Henry Holtzclaw (April 14, 1787 - September 06, 1834)
Rhoda McKee Brooksher (January 15, 1790 - February 19, 1855)
James Henry, son of Henry and Sarah Shirley Holtzclaw was born in Culpeper County, Virginia on April 14, 1787. James married Rhoda McKee on September 8, 1807 in Barren County, Kentucky. He died in Jefferson County, Illinois on September 06, 1834. Different sources list Rhoda's maiden name as McKee or Brooksher. She was born in North Carolina on January 15, 1790 and also died on February 19, 1855 in Jefferson County, Illinois. Both James and Rhoda are buried in Old Union Cemetery, "Old Part" Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.
The 1820 Census shows Henry and Sarah living in Barron County, Kentucky. While living in Barron County, Kentucky James and Rhoda were members of the Dripping Springs Baptist Church in Metcalf County, Kentucky, James in 1819, Rody (Rhoda) in May 1822. The Holtzclaw land in Eastern Barron County, Kentucky, East of Glasgow on US 68 - KY 80, 6 1/2 miles, turn left on Love Knob Road, approx. 1/2 mile, turn right. This road leads to the Holtzclaw/Bowles place. White Oak Creek ran through property owned by Holtzclaw/Bowles. Booth property lay along the Little Barren River
The 1830 Census shows that they had moved to Jefferson County, Illinois.
During the War of 1812, James served as a soldier under Andrew Jackson. War of 1812 Service Records on Ancestry.com show James Holsclaw was a private in the 3rd Regiment (Miller’s) Kentucky Militia. James enlisted on November 10, 1814 and served for six months. James was a farmer and owned 40 acres of land in Jefferson County that was recorded August 7, 1834, the legal description being: NE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Sec. 13 in Township Two South of Range Two East in the District of Lands subject to sale at Shawneetown, Illinois containing 40 acres. His son-in-law, Anderson Booth, served as the Administrator of his Will.
Children of James and Sarah:
Margaret Holtsclaw, b. 1809, Barren County, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1903, Centralia, Jefferson County, Illinois, m. Anderson Booth.
Sarah Holtsclaw, b. 1814, Kentucky, m. George Stacey May 02, 1833, Jefferson County, Illinois.
Henry Jackson Holtsclaw, b. June 27, 1818,41 Barren County, Kentucky, d. May 11, 1885, Jefferson County Illinois, m. Lucretia Elizabeth Johnson.
Richard Jefferson Holtsclaw, b. 1818, Barren County, Kentucky, m. Carrie Melton.
5. Malinda Holtsclaw, b. 1823, d. January 23, 1853, Jefferson County, Illinois, m. Thomas Hunt Hobbs. 6. Martha Holtsclaw, b. 1826. 7. America Holtsclaw, b. January 27, 1830, d. 1827.
Land plant of land owned by Rhoda in Jefferson County, Illinois. Her father-in-law, Henry Holtsclaw was just west of her. Her son, Richard J. is north and son Henry J. is located east. Enoch Holtsclaw is located north west and was Rhoda's brother-in-law
Patentee: HOLTSCLAW, RHODA Patent Date: 7/28/1838 Accession: STA IL1660__.329 Location: Jefferson County, IL Township: 2-S Range: 2-E Section: 13 Aliquot: SENW MeridianThird Principal Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Longitude: -88.9352439506653 Latitude: 38.3531903937284
Google Maps Information: 38°21'11.5"N 88°56'06.9"W Shiloh Township, IL 9337+7W Mt Vernon, Illinois