Ethel Holtzclaw

9 October 1810–1 May 1890 (Age 79)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Holtzclaw was born on 9 October 1810, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Stephen Holtzclaw, was 40 and his mother, Alise Green, was 37. He married Minerva Edwards about 1836, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Chick Springs, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 1 May 1890, at the age of 79, and was buried in Taylors, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Ethel Holtzclaw
1810–1890
Minerva Edwards
1818–1893
Marriage: about 1836
Thomas A. Holtzclaw
1837–1870
Mary E. Holtzclaw
1838–1856
Capt George William Holtzclaw
1840–1920
John Whitner Holtzclaw
1842–1904
J. Franklin Holtzclaw
1844–1864
Rebecca Jane Holtzclaw
1847–1930
Ervine Holtzclaw
1849–1922
James Furman Holtzclaw
1852–1900
Jonathan Brooks Holtzclaw
1855–1911
Preston Whitfield Holtzclaw
1857–1928
Jefferson Davis Holtzclaw
1861–1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1836
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
children

(11)

    Thomas A. Holtzclaw

    Male1837–1870Male

    Mary E. Holtzclaw

    Female1838–1856Female

    Capt George William Holtzclaw

    Male1840–1920Male

    John Whitner Holtzclaw

    Male1842–1904Male

    J. Franklin Holtzclaw

    Male1844–1864Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 12

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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

Sources (3)

  • E Holtzclaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ethel Holtzlaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ethel Holtzclaw, "United States Census, 1870"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.