William A. Holtsclaw

Brief Life History of William A.

When William A. Holtsclaw was born on 27 June 1860, in Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Francis Marion Holtsclaw, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Louise McClurd, was 23. He married Elizabeth Ann Buchanan on 25 December 1881, in Mitchell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mountain Home, Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1860. He died on 27 June 1925, in Grassy Creek, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cranberry, Avery, North Carolina, United States.

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William A. Holtsclaw
Elizabeth Ann Buchanan
Marriage: 25 December 1881
Reuben Mack Holtsclaw
Margaret Udora Holtzclaw
Nancy Holtslaw
James Lafayette Holtsclaw
Lydia Louise Holtsclaw
Mary Elvira Holtsclaw
John Wesley Holtsclaw
William Waits Holtzclaw
Mildred Holtsclaw
Edward Logan Holtsclaw

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  • William A Holsclow in household of Francis M Holesclaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • W. A. Holtsclaw, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"
  • William A Holtsclaw, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Holzklau (see Holtzclaw ).

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

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