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William HOLDREN, Jr.

Male 1801 - 1883  (82 years)


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  • Name William HOLDREN 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1801  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1883  Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Penn Township, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of June 20, 2004.

      (2) William HOLDREN and his brother, Mathias HOLDREN, Sr., were about the same age, lived in Lycoming County, PA at about the same time, and married sisters whose maiden name was FRENCH.

      (3) A household headed by William HOLDEN is listed in the 1830 census of Moreland Township, Lycoming County, PA.

      Listed in William's household in the 1830 census are 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age.

      Since only one male is listed in William's household in the 1830 census, he must be the free white male who was then between 20 and 30 years of age. He was born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      The free white female who was then between 10 and 15 years of age seems to have then been a little too young to have been William's wife. In any event, she was born between 1815 and 1820, according to the 1830 census.

      (4) A household headed by William HALDRON is listed in the 1840 census of Moreland Township, Lycoming County, PA. [He is listed in the index to the 1840 census as William HALDSON.]

      Listed in William's household in the 1840 census are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that William is the free white male who was then between 30 and 40 years of age, he was born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that William's wife was the free white female who was then between 20 and 30 years of age, she was born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons listed in William's household in the 1840 census are children of William and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of one son (which son would have been born between 1835 and 1840, according to the 1840 census) and two daughters (which daughters would have been born between 1835 and 1840, according to the 1840 census).

      (5) A household headed by William HOLDREN is listed in the 1850 census of Franklin Township, Lycoming County, PA.

      William is listed in the 1850 census as a sawyer who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1810. According to the 1850 census, he was born in NJ.

      Listed with William is his wife, Nancy, who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1825. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA. [Note by compiler: According to the International Genealogical Index, a HOLDREN married Nancy FRENCH in Lycoming County, PA in about 1831; and Nancy FRENCH was born there on July 10, 1810. Therefore, if Nancy FRENCH was living at the time of the 1850 census, she would have then been about 40 years of age. According to the 1850 census, the Nancy to whom William was then married was born in about 1825. Assuming that both the International Genealogical Index and the 1850 census are correct (and the compiler cannot confidently make that assumption), then the Nancy listed in the International Genealogical Index, and the Nancy listed as William's wife in the 1850 census, were two different persons. If the Nancy listed as William's wife in the 1850 census was then only 25 years of age, she may have then been too young to have been the mother of all of the children listed with William in the 1850 census. For example, she would have been only about 10 years of age when William's son, John, was born.]

      Also listed with William is his son, John, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Nancy, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1838. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Eliza, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1839. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his son, Osten, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1841. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Lavina, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his son, George, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1846. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      (6) A household headed by William HALDREN is listed in the 1870 census of Davidson Township, Sullivan County, PA. [He is listed in the index to the 1870 census as Willia HALDREN.]

      William is listed in the 1870 census as a laborer who was then 63 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1807. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Listed with William is his wife, Delila, who was then 47 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1823. According to the 1870 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his son, Jeremiah, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his son, Wesley, 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.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Margaret, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1864. According to the 1870 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is his son, General, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1868. According to the 1870 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with William is an apparently unrelated laborer.

      (7) A household headed by Wm. HOLDREN is listed in the 1880 census of Penn Township, Lycoming County, PA. [He is listed in the index to the 1880 census as Wm. HALDREN.]

      Wm. is listed in the 1880 census as a person who "works on lot" and was then 75 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1805. According to the 1880 census, he was born in NJ, and both of his parents were born in NJ.

      Listed with Wm. is his wife, Delila, who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1820. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, her father was born in NJ, and her mother was born in NJ.

      Also listed with Wm. is his son, W. Jerry, who "works on farm" and was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1860. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, his father was born in PA, and his mother was born in NJ. [Note by compiler: If the information were true, then W. Jerry's parents would not have been Wm. and Delila, because Wm. was born in NJ, not PA, and Delila was born in PA, not NJ.]

      Also listed with Wm. is his son, Wesley, who "works in woods" and was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, his father was born in NJ, and his mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with Wm. is his granddaughter, Anna [?] S. PRESCOTT, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1864. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA. [She is listed in the index to the 1880 census as Shuad PRESCOTT.]

      (8) www.findagrave.com:

      William Holdren
      Birth: 1801, New Jersey, USA
      Death: May 5, 1889, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA [Note by compiler: The year of William's death, as inscribed on his tombstone, may be 1883, not 1889.]

      Married to Nancy French and Delila German.

      It is unclear if William was married 2 or 3 times.

      William Holdren is believed to have been Born in 1801 or 1805 in Hunterdon County New Jersey. Not sure who is father is but could possibly be Ardon Holdren.

      Burial: Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Penn Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA

      Created by: kyh
      Record added: Jan 11, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 32832422
    Person ID I8065  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father William HOLDREN, Sr.,   b. 11 Nov 1781, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1853, Madison Township, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Grace (HOLDREN),   b. 19 Jun 1787, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1857, Madison Township, Columbia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1800  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy FRENCH,   b. 10 Jul 1810, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1859  (Age 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1831 
    Children 
     1. John C. HOLDREN, Sr.,   b. Jan 1834, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1900  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Sarah HOLDREN,   b. Abt 1837, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eliza HOLDREN,   b. Abt 1839, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Austin HOLDREN,   b. Abt 1841, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lavina HOLDREN,   b. Abt 1843
     6. George U. HOLDREN,   b. 15 Dec 1846, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1917, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F3915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Delila GERMAN,   b. Abt 1820, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 May 1910, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married Aft 15 Jan 1859 
    Children 
     1. William Jeremiah HOLDREN,   b. Dec 1859, Sullivan County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Wesley C. HOLDREN,   b. Apr 1862, Sullivan County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Margaret HOLDREN,   b. Abt 1864, Sullivan County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Jun 1870  (Age ~ 6 years)
     4. General M. HOLDREN,   b. Abt 1868,   d. Aft 16 Jun 1870  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F3914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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