Re: Henry Hollingsworth Illinois
I have also been researching the Hollingsworth family. Family Finders says that I am a distant cousin to Valentine Hollingsworth of Chester Co., PA, but I haven't been able to find a connection.
However, I believe I may know of some of the relatives of your Henry Holloingsworth.
My family lives in Franklin Co., NC.There are several notations, deeds, wills, etc. re: the Hollingsworth family. It begins in 1814 with William C. Hollingsworth and in 1817 William T. Hollingsworth is there.He lived in Franklin Co., NC until his death in the 1850's.He had a son named Sweetman Clyde Hollingsworth who also lived there and raised a family. He was born in 1818 and died in 1896.
In one of the records re: Hollingsworth, there is mention of a Henry Hollingsworth from Illinois who obtained 160 acres of land in Illinois on 10 Feb 1818 from the estate of William Harrison, who owned land in Illinois, but lived and died in Franklin Co., NC.The estate was finally probated in 1829.
Could this be your familY?
Do you know if your Hollingsworth family was related to Valentine Hollingsworth, born Armagh, Ireland, and lived in Chester Co., PA.He married a Mary Colbert, daughter of Thomas Colbert of Armagh, Ireland.
Richard A. Colbert