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Sunday, 20 June 2021 23:55 | Denair, California 95316
Hello, we are descendants of Valentine. We have the Valentine book and the Hollingsworth Crest beautifully framed. My grandmother Christine Hollingsworth was a daughter of Mark Jacob Hollingsworth of Michigan. His widow (Roma Folger Hollingsworth) and seven children came to Denair in 1906 where a Quaker church was being built. My father is 90, John R. Chance, only son of Christine Hollingsworth. My Great Aunt Mildred Hollingsworth typed up our ancestry decades ago and passed it to us. (side note: Years, ago, when I lived in Pasadena, CA, I met a Jay Carmichael who was also a descendent of Valentine. Her grandmother, Jenna Hollingsworth had a popular home in the heart of Pasadena at one point). Meanwhile, back here in Denair, we are the historians of the little rural town. We have 60 acres of almonds, family farmed. The original Hollingsworth House is down the street and still lived in by Quakers, beautifully restored. In 2015, a tornado, not common here, swept down and caused a tree to fall on the Quaker Church. Because of insurance, the entire building was restored 'from the bones'. The piping under the foundation and all the way up. So, these early landmarks of this area are in good standing. We are near the Turlock/Denair Amtrak Stop. I have two brothers, Tom and Stanley. Hello to all of you cousins out there.
Sunday, 21 March 2021 14:52 | San Antonio, TX
Thank you for this resource
Valentine Hollingsworth is my 8th ggf as confirmed by over 57 DNA matches and chromosomal triangulation. If there is a database other than Ancestry in which descendants may share and compare, please let me know. Thank you for providing the resource for collaboration and understanding of our genealogy. ME<David Brantley<Jenia Brantley>Simeon Brantley<Charlotte Hart (enslaved)<Jesse Isaac Moody II<Dinah Hollingsworth<Valentine Hollingsworth (1718-1775)<Valentint Hollingsworth (1677-1757)Brantley Kapilla Public Tree on Ancestry