Elizabeth 'Bettie' Holtzclaw

Lincoln, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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, 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

Spouse and Children

about 1859
Kentucky, United States


    Benj F Lusk


    Sallie Lusk


    William Lusk


Parents and Siblings



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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.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 10

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
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.

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Sources (3)

  • 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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