Name: Susannah THOMAS
Given Name: Susannah
Birth: 10 Oct 1745 in ,Culpeper,Va.
Death: 10 Oct 1821 in ,Mercer,Ky.
Julie, Michael Thomas in Kentucky was the uncle of Susannah Thomas Holtzclaw. Her Thomas cousins, Abraham and Henry were in the same area also. They traveled by flatboats from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. Abraham did not make mention of who was in charge of the trip (that I know of -- I'll have to look at his story again). I guess Harrod might have been in charge because he is mentioned in Abrahams story. Michael and his son, Abraham, Henry and Adam Smith signed a petition with Harrod in 1776.? Seems like I have seen a picture of where all the forts/stations were located in KY. Henry Thomas, son of Michael, served in the KY militia along with Jesse, presumed son of Michael. Jesse was in the same company as Jacob Holtzclaw. Take care. Marilyn
Change Date: 25 Jun 2009 at 13:00:21
BC Holtzclaw talks about the family of Susannah Thomas, the wife of Jacob Holtzclaw, son of Hans Jacob Holtzclaw and his second wife, Catherine. Susannah Thomas was married to Jacob Holtzclaw in 1758 in Culpeper Co., Va. She was born 20 Oct 1745 and died 10 Oct 1821, the daughter of John Thomas. John Thomas made a deed of gift of land to this Jacob Holtzclaw on 20 Nov 1760--BC cites the following record: Culpeper Co. Deed Book C, p. 439. Here's what BC states about them:"John Thomas's other children were Mary Barbara, wife of Jacob Blankenbaker, and Mary, first wife of Joseph Holtzclaw, Jacob Holtzclaw's younger brother, to whom John Thomas made similar deeds of give of land "for love and affection" in 1760 and 1762(Culpeper Deed Book C, p.439). John Thomas was born in Germany around the year 1715 and was naturalized Jan. 24, 1742 (Orange Co. Order Book 3, p. 313). His father and mother probably came over with the 1717 colonists to Germanna. His father apparently died early, for John Thomas and his brother Michael were granted land jointly in 1726 (Spotsylvania Grant Book 12, p.476). John Thomas and his first wife, Mary, deeded this land to Michael in Feb., 1742/3 (Orange Co. Deed Book 7, p. 98). This first wife was the mother of his children. By the time he made the deeds of gift in 1760 and 1762 he was married to a second wife, Sarah. John's brother, Michael Thomas, was born in virginia. His mother became the second wife of Michael Kaifer, the 1717 colonist, who in his will in 1762 mentions not only his own children, but "my deceased wife's children, John Thomas, Michael Thomas, Magdalene wife of Michael Smith, and Margaret wife of Henry Coller" (Culpeper Will Book A, p. 85). John Thomas last appears in the records of Culpeper Co. Nov. 18, 1771, when he and his wife Sarah deeded land (Deed Book F, p. 365), and seems to have died before 1782, the year in which the regular lists of tithables begin." This info is from BC Holtzclaw's book, "Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750," which is available through the Germanna Foundation.I will also look back through my notes as I think that I have more info about the Kaifer connection. Hope this helps!Barb Price
Jacob and Susannah Thomas Holtzclaw lived in Culpeper Co., he was given a deed of gift by her father, John Thomas, in 1760. Jacob was also left land in his father, Jacob Holtzclaw's will of 1759, but he sold it to his brother in law, Jeremiah Darnall, in 1760 and then sold the remainder in 1772.I believe that the Kemper ladies are the daughter of John Kemper, but I need to check my references. It wouldn't surprise me that they are descendants of the 1714 immigrants!Barb Price
Father: John Wendel THOMAS b: 17 Apr 1712 in Neuenberg,Baden , Ger.
Mother: Mary TANNER b: ABT 1712
Jacob HOLZCLAW b: 17 Feb 1738 in ,Prince William,Va.
- Elijah HOLZCLAW b: 24 Aug 1764 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Lennah HOLZCLAW b: 12 Sep 1759 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Jacob HOLZCLAW b: 19 Apr 1767 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Elizabeth HOLZCLAW b: 28 Dec 1769 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Nellee HOLZCLAW b: 31 Aug 1772 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Susannah HOLZCLAW b: 30 Mar 1775 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Benjamin HOLZCLAW b: 21 Jun 1777 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Ruth HOLZCLAW b: 30 Oct 1779 in ,Culpeper,Va.
- Jesse HOLZCLAW b: 25 Jun 1782 in ,Lincoln,Ky.
- Mary Ann HOLZCLAW b: 13 Nov 1785 in ,Lincoln,Ky.
- Sarah HOLZCLAW b: 25 Jun 1791 in ,Lincoln,Ky.
- James HOLZCLAW b: 25 Mar 1797 in ,Lincoln,Ky.