Elias Pierce Hollingsworth

Elias Pierce Hollingsworth
b. 7 November 1820, near Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana, to Elias and Eliza (Curtis) Hollingsworth
d. 1884, Windom, McPherson County, Kansas

m/1. 1836–1837
Malinda Shinkle
d. 1839

m/2. about 1840
[–?–]

m/3. 1844, Madison County, Indiana
Mary Jane Morrill
b. 1826, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
d. 28 April 1892, McPherson County, Kansas

Children with Malinda Shinkle:

  • John Shinkle

Children with [–?–]:

  • Martha

Children with Mary Jane Morrill:

  • Mary E.
  • Elsie A.
  • William
  • Lucy Jane
  • David
  • Elias Pierce “Lyle”

Elias Hollingsworth started out in life as a shoemaker but then was taught brick making by his uncle William Morrill. He emigrated from Madison County, Indiana, to Unionville, Macon County, Missouri, in 1860, where he made the brick for a seminary in Unionville, Macon County, Missouri, in the 1860’s. He then moved his family from Missouri to Appanoose County, Iowa.

From 1880 to 1884, Elias was a farmer and a hotel keeper at Mormontown, Taylor County, Iowa. In 1884 he moved his family to Windom, McPherson County, Kansas, where he died a few months after settling there.

Submitted by:
Eileen Hollingsworth Gray
Florence OR

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