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Adron Edward HOLDREN

Male Abt 1784 - 1868  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Adron Edward HOLDREN 
    Born Abt 1784  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Adren Edward "Aid" HOLDREN 
    Name Adren Edward HOLDREN 
    Name Adron Edward "Aid" HOLDREN 
    Reference Number Possible HOLDREN Relative of the Compiler 
    Died 11 Nov 1868  Anthony Township, 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 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Richard Duprel .

      (2) John Andrew Sass :

      Adron "Aid" Edward Holdren . . . left NJ around 1810 after being accused of being the father of an unborn child of Bethina McClain of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, NJ. Adron was listed as a laborer and a resident of Kingwood Township at the time of the accusation dated November 14, 1810. After leaving NJ he married to Abigail DeMott around 1812 at Jerseytown, Columbia, PA.

      (3) D'Autrechy, Phyllis B., More Records of Old Hunterdon County, Flemington, NJ: Hunterdon County Historical Society, c. 1998, vol. 2, p. 188:

      On 14 Nov. 1810 Adren Holdren, labourer of Kingwood Township, was accused of being the father of the unborn child of Bethina McClain of sd. township, single woman. (Recog. 1999)

      (4) #1998 - Recognizance of Adren Holdren Daniel Everitt Junior Richard Yowell for appearance of Adren Holdren at February 1811 Quarter Session.

      State of New Jersey
      Hunterdon County ss:

      Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten, Adren Holdren, a labourer, living in Kingwood Township, said County, and Daniel Everitt junior a Farmer and Richard Yowell a blacksmith, both of the same township, personally appeared before me one of the Justices of the peace in and for said County, and did severally acknowledge themselves to be indebted to the State of New Jersey, the said Adren Holdren, for the sum of one hundred dollars, and the said Daniel Everitt Junior and Richard Yowell for the sum of fifty dollars each of the lawful money of the United States, to be levied on their respective goods and _____ lands and tenements, if default be made in the following condition to wit:

      The condition of the above recognizance is such that if the above bonded Aldren Holdren shall personally be and appear before the next quarter sessions of the Peace to be holden in and for this County, to answer to such matters as shall be there and then objected against him and shall [blurred], then this recognizance shall be void and of none effect, otherwise to be and to remain in full force and [value?].

      Aldren Holdren [signed by mark]
      Daniel Everitt and Richard Yowell [signatures]

      Acknowledged the day and year above written before me Paul H. Mallet Prevost

      [Note by compiler: Daniel EVERETT was the brother-in-law of Adren HOLDREN.]

      (5) #1999 - State of New Jersey versus Adren Holdren

      November 15th 1810 served the within State warrant and brought the prisoner before Paul H. Mallet Prevost, Esq. [signed] Richard Slack, constable

      State of New Jersey
      Hunterdon County ss:

      John Barton one the justice of the peace in and for said county To any constable in said County Greeting

      Whereas Bethina McCain [could be Mclain] of Kingwood in the said county single woman has by "hir" voluntary examination taken in writing upon oath before me this day "Decared" [declared?] "hirself" to be with child and that said child is likely to be born a bastard and to be chargeable to the Township of Kingwood in the said County and that Adren Holdren of Kingwood said county labourer is the father of the said child and whereas Jacob Race one of the overseers of the Poor in the township of Kingwood aforesaid in order to indemnify the said township in the premises hath applyed to me to issue out my warrant for apprehending the said Adren Holdren. I do therefore hereby command you to apprehend the said Adren Holdren and bring him fourthwith before me or some other of the Justices of the peace for the said County to find sufficien(t) surety for his appearance at the next Court of general Quarter Sessions of the peace to be holden for said County then and there to abide and preform such order or orders as shall be made in the premises and to be dealt with according to Law given under my hand and seal this Fourteenth day of November 1810. [Signed by] John Barton.

      (6) Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume II, Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1915:

      . . . Adron Holdren, a native of New Jersey, born in 1785, . . . came to Whitehall and farmed there the rest of his life, dying at the age of eighty-four. His wife, Abigail (DeMott), was also born in New Jersey, Sept. 22, 1794, and lived to be eighty-four years old. They were Baptists in religious connection, and he was a Whig in politics. They had a large family (of whom Phineas is now the only survivor), viz.: Mary, born May 16, 1813 (married George Bradshaw) ; Elizabeth, April 29, 1815 (married Andrew Jackson) ; Sally, Sept. 20, 1817 (married Jackson Carnahan); William, Nov. 17, 1819 (married Sarah Derr); Richard, March 17, 1821; Benjamin, Feb. 10, 1823; John, Feb. 4, 1823; David, Aug. 4, 1827 (married Lucretia Macoy); Matthias, Dec. 11, 1830; Phineas, May 13, 1833; George, April 29, 1835 (married Jalena Crawford).

      (7) The following article was extracted by John Finch from Biographies of the Citizens of Lee County Illinois, Dixon, IL: Lee County Genealogical Society, 2000-2004:

      Adron Edward Holdren was born in New Jersey in 1785. He married Abigail DeMotte, daughter of Dirck and Mary (Albright) Demotte, about 1811 in Jerseytown, PA. They had nine children. Mary Holdren born on 16 May 1813 in Columbia Co, Pa, married George Bradshaw on 24 Jun 1830 and she died 12 Feb 1900 in Compton, Illinois. Elizabeth Holdren born 29 Apr 1815, married Andrew Jackson Carnahan on 14 May 1835 and she died 11 Jun 1904 in Compton, Illinois. Sally Holdren born 20 Sept 1817 in Mt. Pleasant Township, Columbia County, PA. William Holdren born 17 Nov 1819, married Sarah Derr on 15 Jun 1842 in Columbia County, PA and he died at the Battle of Stones River, TN on 31 Dec 1862. Richard Holdren born 17 Mar 1821, married Isabell Christeance on 25 Dec 1860 and he died 14 Feb 1899 in Compton, Illinois. Benjamin F. Holdren born 10 Feb 1823, married Zarah Cowing on 26 Jul 1848 and he died 26 Jun1907 in Compton, Illinois. John Holdren born 4 Feb 1825, married Phoebe Derr, sister of Sarah, in August 1849 and he died 3 Feb1899 in Compton, Illinois. David Holdren born 4 Aug 1827, married Lucretia J. McCoy on 3 Mar 1853 and he died on 7 Aug 1889 in Compton. Mathias Clarence Holdren born 11 Dec 1830 married Margaret Barrett on 24 Dec 1857, then Eliza Ann Melugin. Mathias died on 29 Nov 1911 in Watertown [Lee County, IL]. They were a strong farming family living in the Compton area of Lee County for many years. Abigail died 30 October 1868 in White Hall, Montour Co, Pa and Adron died 12 days later. Both are buried in White Hall Cemetery.

      (8) A household headed by Aaron HOLDREN is listed in the 1820 census of French Creek Township, Mercer County, PA.

      Listed in Aaron's household are 1 free white male under 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; 1 free white female under 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Aaron is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, he would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Aaron's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Aaron's household are children of Aaron and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of one son (which son would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census) and two daughters (which daughters would have consisted of one daughter who would have been born between 1794 and 1804, and one daughter who would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census).

      (9) A household headed by Aid HOLETREN is listed in the 1830 census of Mt. Pleasant Township, Columbia County, PA.

      Listed in Aid's household are 2 free white males under 5 years of age; 2 free white males between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; 2 free white females between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 30 and 40 years of age.

      Assuming that Aid is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Aid's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Aid's household are children of Aid and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of six sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1790 and 1800, one of which sons would have been born between 1815 and 1820, two of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and two of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census) and three daughters (two of which daughters would have been born between 1800 and 1810, and one of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1815, according to the 1830 census).

      [Note by compiler: Columbia County, PA was formed on March 22, 1813 from Northumberland County, PA; Mt. Pleasant Township was formed in January 1818 from Bloom, Greenwood and Fishing Creek Townships.]

      (10) A household headed by Aid HOLDERN is listed in the 1840 census of Derry Township, Columbia County, PA.

      Listed in Aid's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 2 free white males between 5 and 10 years of age; 2 free white males between 10 and 15 years of age; 2 free white males between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 50 and 60 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that Aid is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 50 and 60 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Aid's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Aid's household are children of Aid and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of seven sons (two of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, two of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, two of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, and one of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, according to the 1840 census).

      (11) A household headed by Aid HOLDREN is listed in the 1850 census of Anthony Township, Montour County, PA.

      Aid is listed as in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 65 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1785. According to the 1850 census, he was born in NJ.

      Listed with Aid is his wife, Abby, who was then 51 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1799. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Aid is his son, Phineas, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1833. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with Aid is his son, Geo., who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1836. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      [Note by compiler: Montour County, PA was formed on May 3, 1850 from Columbia County, PA; Anthony Township was formed in 1849 from Derry Township, when both Anthony Township and Derry Township were in Columbia County.]

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

      Edward is listed as in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 70 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1790. His place of birth is not listed in the 1860 census.

      Listed with Edward is his wife, Abigail, who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1810. Her place of birth is not listed in the 1860 census.

      Also listed with Edward is his son, George, a carpenter who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1839. His place of birth is not listed in the 1860 census.

      (13) www.findagrave.com:

      Aid Holdren
      Birth: 1784
      Death: Nov. 11, 1868

      Husband of Abigail
      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# 13989795
    Person ID I4427  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 

    Family 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) 
    Married 16 May 1813  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary HOLDREN,   b. 16 May 1813, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1900, Compton, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Elizabeth HOLDREN,   b. 29 Apr 1815, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1904, Compton, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Sally HOLDREN,   b. 20 Sep 1817, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1835, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     4. William B. HOLDREN,   b. 17 Nov 1819, Mt. Pleasant Township, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1862, Battle of Stones River, Rutherford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Richard HOLDREN,   b. 17 Mar 1821, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1899, Compton, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Benjamin F. HOLDREN,   b. 10 Feb 1823, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1907, Compton, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. John HOLDREN,   b. 4 Feb 1825, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1899, Compton, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. David HOLDREN,   b. 4 Aug 1827, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1889, Compton, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. Mathias Clarence HOLDREN,   b. 11 Dec 1830, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1911, Watertown State Hospital, later East Moline Mental Health Center, East Moline, Rock Island County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     10. Phineas HOLDREN,   b. 13 May 1833, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1916, Schuyler, Montour County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     11. George HOLDREN,   b. 29 Apr 1835, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1891, White Hall, Montour County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F2522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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