Elizabeth 'Bettie' Holtzclaw

Brief Life History 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 Lincoln, 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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Jenning Lusk
Elizabeth 'Bettie' Holtzclaw
Marriage: about 1859
Benj F Lusk
Sallie Lusk
William Lusk

Sources (6)

  • Elizabeth Lusk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bettie Holtzclaw, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Elizabeth Lusk, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Greene, Indiana, United States

1872 · The First National Park

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 form 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.

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