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Phineas HOLDREN

Male 1833 - 1916  (83 years)


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  • Name Phineas HOLDREN 
    Born 13 May 1833  Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1916  Schuyler, Montour County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried White Hall Cemetery, Montour County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume II, Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1915, pp. 875-876:

      PHINEAS HOLDREN, a venerable resident of Anthony township, Montour county, now living retired, was engaged in farming and carpentry there for many years and by a long life of industry gained the respect of all his fellow citizens. He was born May 13, 1833, near Whitehall, in what is now Montour county. . . .

      Phineas Holdren was given no chance for schooling in his boyhood, being obliged to help with the work at home as soon as he could give any assistance, and the facilities for education were limited at that time in the neighborhood. When eighteen years old he was apprenticed to learn the trade of carpenter and cabinetmaker, and while serving his time received twelve cents a day; for two years he was thus engaged at Millville, Columbia county. Some time later he went West, and he was an early settler in the State of Minnesota, taking up a farm near St. Paul upon which he remained for nine years. During that period Little Crow, the Sioux Indian chief, commenced the hostilities of 1862-63 in that section, and he was subsequently captured and shot for his misdeeds. Returning to Pennsylvania in 1862, Mr. Holdren enlisted Oct. 21, 1862, in Co. G, 178th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, under Capt. Wm. G. Adams, for nine months' service, receiving his discharge July 27, 1863, at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pa. He went back to Minnesota, and worked at the carpenter's trade, and also spent two years in Illinois. Selling his farm in the West, he returned (1866) to Anthony township, Montour Co., Pa., where he bought part of his father's land. He operated same and also engaged in work at his trade, being successful in both lines, which he continued until his retirement, in the year 1897. Since then he has done no hard work, enjoying a well earned rest. Mr. Holdren has always been a good citizen, and public-spirited in his support of measures for the welfare of the community, but he has taken no direct part in public affairs. He has been a Republican in political connection, and stanch in his support of the party. He is a member of the G. A. R. post at Millville.

      On April 6, 1857, at Milton, Pa., Mr. Holdren married Phoebe Crawford, who was born Sept. 7, 1835, at Milton, Northumberland Co., Pa., daughter of Jacob Crawford, an old resident of that vicinity; his wife's maiden name was Troy. Mrs. Holdren died Nov. 21, 1909, aged seventy-four years. Nine children were born to this union, but only four survive at this writing: (1) Sarah Jane, born Feb. 26, 1860, married Frank Dilldine, of Schuyler, Pa., and they have eight children. Some of these are married, and Mr. Holdren has six great-grandchildren in this connection. (2) Olive Priscilla, born March 26, 1863, is married to Charles B. Cox and living in Bloomsburg. She has two children: John Clyde, of Bloomsburg, who married Pearl Horley and has one child, Ruth M.; and Homer Holdren, attending school in Bloomsburg. (3) George B., born April 6, 1866, a carpenter, of Washingtonville, Montour county, married Clara Snyder, who was born July 10, 1869, and they have nine children, born as follows: Marian, May 31, 1895; Alfred S., April 8, 1897; Caroline B., Jan. 6, 1899; Phebe D., Aug. 8, 1901; John Wesley, July 15, 1904; Charles Phineas, Aug. 27, 1905; Erma Alvesta, May 28, 1907; George William McConnell, Feb. 8, 1910; Stewart Crawford, Sept. 26, 1911. (4) Mary Ellen, born April 16, 1872, is the wife of Arthur Wilson, of Geneva, N. Y. They have no children. Of the deceased children of Mr. and Mrs. Phineas Holdren, Abbie was born Jan. 2, 1857; John T., Nov. 14, 1857; and Emma F., Feb. 10, 1871. The family was reared in the faith of the Baptist Church.

      (2) A household headed by Phineas HOLDRON is listed in the 1860 census of Anthony Township, Montour County, PA.

      Phineas is listed as in the 1860 census as a carpenter who was then 27 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1833. His place of birth is not listed in the 1860 census.

      Listed with Phineas is his wife, Phebe, who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1834. Her place of birth is not listed in the 1860 census.

      Also listed with Phineas is his son, John, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1858. His place of birth is not listed in the 1860 census.

      (3) A household headed by Finis HOLDRON is listed in the 1870 census of Anthony Township, Montour County, PA.

      Finis is listed as in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Listed with Finis is his wife, Phebe, who was then 33 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1837. According to the 1870 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Finis is his son, John, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1860. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with Finis is his son, Frank, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1861. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA. [Note by compiler: Phineas had a daughter, Sarah, who was born about the same time as Frank. The census information relating to Frank may be erroneous.]

      Also listed with Finis is his son, Oliver, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA. [Note by compiler: The compiler believes that Phineas' purported son, Oliver, was actually Phineas' daughter, Olive.]

      Also listed with Finis is his son, George, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1866. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      (4) A household headed by Phineous HOLDRON is listed in the 1880 census of Anthony Township, Montour County, PA.

      Phineous is listed as in the 1880 census as then being 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA.

      Listed with Phineous is his wife, Phebe, who was then 42 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Phineous is his son, John, a laborer who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with Phineous is his daughter, Olive, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Phineous is his son, Gorge, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1866. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with Phineous is his daughter, Fanny, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1872. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Phineous is his daughter, Stella, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1873. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA.

      (5) www.findagrave.com:

      Phineas Holdren
      Birth: 1833
      Death: 1916

      Husband of Phebe; GAR
      Section A-row 1

      Burial: White Hall Cemetery, Montour County, Pennsylvania, USA

      Created by: Tammy Clark
      Record added: Apr 18, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 13989727
    Person ID I4448  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Adron Edward HOLDREN,   b. Abt 1784, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1868, Anthony Township, Montour County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Abigail DeMOTT,   b. 22 Sep 1797, Madison Township, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1868, White Hall, Montour County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 May 1813  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phebe CRAWFORD,   b. 7 Sep 1835, Milton, Northumberland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1909, White Hall, Montour County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1857  Northumberland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Linda[?] HOLDREN,   b. 13 Jan 1869, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1869, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. George Brown HOLDREN,   b. 6 Apr 1866, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1940, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Ellen HOLDREN,   b. 16 Apr 1872, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Emma Fannie HOLDREN,   b. 10 Feb 1871, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1908  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
     5. John T. HOLDREN,   b. 14 Nov 1859, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1894  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     6. Abbie Mary HOLDREN,   b. 1 Jan 1857, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1858, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     7. Olive Priscilla HOLDREN,   b. 26 Mar 1863, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1925  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     8. Sarah Jane HOLDREN,   b. 26 Feb 1860, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F2596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart