John Holsten

1801–1853 (Age 52)
Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Holsten was born about 1801, in Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, Benjamin I Holston, was 25 and his mother, Martha Salome Simmerman, was 20. He married Mary Polly Watson Ward about 1826, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1853, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

John Holsten
1801–1853
Mary Polly Watson Ward
1808–1880
Marriage: about 1826
William Hulstone
1827–1903
Thomas Holston
1836–
John Holston
1843–
Julia Holsten
1846–
Ann Eliza Holston
1831–1899
Mary Jane Holston
1834–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1826
Virginia, United States
children

(6)

    William Hulstone

    Male1827–1903Male

    Ann Eliza Holston

    Female1831–1899Female

    Mary Jane Holston

    Female1834–1913Female

    Thomas Holston

    Male1836–Male

    John Holston

    Male1843–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin I Holston

    Male1776–1854Male

    Martha Salome Simmerman

    Female1781–1813Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 11

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 North German: variant of Holstein .2 Dutch: habitational name from Hoolsteen in Zonhoven, Belgium, from hol ‘hollow’ + steen ‘stone’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • John Holsten, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Holsten in household of Benjamin Holsten, "United States Census, 1850"

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