George Henry Hollingsworth (1712 - 1786) MP

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Birthplace: Newark, Cecil County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Laurens, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
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About George Henry Hollingsworth

Notes for George Henry Hollingsworth:

His marriage to Hannah McCoy was the first marriage of Friends in the Shenandoah Valley.

While Abraham and Ann Hollingsworth's youngest son Isaac became a leader among the Society of Friends at

Hopewell, VA, less is known about their oldest son George.

Like his brother, though, it is known that George was also a very active member of the the Quakers. In the years 1754-1755, a determined effort was initiated by the colonial government to encourage Friends to bear arms

against the French and the Indians and upon constant refusals, some were beaten and imprisoned. One of these who was jailed was George, although his term in prison was evidently brief.

The records of Frederick County, VA, show that in September of 1754, eight Hopewell Quakers were jailed in Winchester, where they remained for more than a year. On one occasion, Hopewell friends conducted a meeting beneath the jail windows until dispersed by soldiers, who captured one of the participants. The one seized was George Hollingsworth and he was also thrown into prison. After a brief period of incarceration (exact length unknown) George was fined the sum of five pounds Sterling for "disorderly meeting and assembly" and then released.

He sold his property near Winchester, VA. to Joseph Lupton, in 1762, after this, all the family went to SC.

After that, to the west, except Roberts family.

Four of his sons, Isaac, James, George and Nathan moved to Miami County, OH about 1805 probably influenced by the Quaker preacher, Zachariah Dicks, who travelled through the South with predictions of the coming Civil War.

More About George Henry Hollingsworth:

Alternate Dates: 12 Apr 1712, May be date of birth

Burial: 1786, Friends Burying Ground, Bush River MM, Newberry County, SC

Land sale: 15 Jun 1751, New Castle County, DE

Moved 1: 1733, from PA to Frederick County near Winchester, VA.

Moved 2: 1733, Frederick County, VA

Moved 3: 1762, Sold VA property and moved to Bush River, SC

Moved 4: 02 Mar 1767, Hopewell to Petersburg, Prince George County, VA

Of: Winchester, Frederick County, VA

Residence 1: 1734, North side of Opecken Colony, VA

Residence 2: Bef. 1733, Nottingham MM, Cecil County, MD

Residence 3: Bet. 1767 - 1772, Craven County, SC

More About George Hollingsworth and Hannah McCoy:

Marriage: 19 Dec 1734, House of Isaac Perkins, Swathmore, Frederick County, VA

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George Henry Hollingsworth's Timeline

1712
April 7, 1712
Newark, Cecil County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1734
December 19, 1734
Age 22
Frederick, Virginia, United States
December 19, 1734
Age 22
Swathmore, Fredrick County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
1735
1735
Age 22
Cecil, Maryland, USA
1735
Age 22
1737
1737
Age 24
Frederick, Virginia, United States
1737
Age 24
Shenandoah, Frederick, Virginia
1739
1739
Age 26
Virginia, United States
1739
Age 26
Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA
1741
1741
Age 28