Elizabeth 'Bettie' Holtzclaw

1840–
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth 'Bettie'

When Elizabeth 'Bettie' Holtzclaw was born in 1840, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Holtzclaw Jr, was 52 and her mother, Sally Lettie Middleton, was 27. She married Jenning Lusk about 1859, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Worthington, Jefferson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Jenning Lusk
1837–1869
Elizabeth 'Bettie' Holtzclaw
1840–
Marriage: about 1859
Benj F Lusk
1863–
Sallie Lusk
1864–
William Lusk
1866–

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
Age 1
The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1849
Age 9
Historical Boundaries: 1849: Greene, Indiana, United States
1872 · The First National Park
Age 32
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Holzklau, which translates into modern German as ‘wood thief’, but is probably a nickname for someone who gathered wood, from Middle High German holz ‘wood’ + a derivative of klūben ‘to pick up’, ‘gather’, ‘steal’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Holsclaw
Holtsclaw

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth Lusk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Lusk, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Holtsclaw in household of Benj Holtsclaw, "United States Census, 1860"

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