Samuel HOLLINGSHEAD & Jane Allison WILSON
Samuel HOLLINGSHEAD was born between
about 1820 and 1822 at Shaver's Creek, Huntingdon County, PA. From the
1880 census, Samuel's mother was born in Maryland and his father was
born in Pennsylvania.
Jane Allison WILSON was born about
1825/6 in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, PA, per her daughter Ellen
Barbara HOLLINGSHEAD's death certificate. From the 1880 census
both her parents were born in Pennsylvania. Jane could be the son of Robert WILSON, born 3 June 1788 in Pensylvania
and died 7 August 1865 at Frankstown, Blair County, PA. Hollidaysburg
and Frankstown border each other. Robert WILSON had a sister Elizabeth
WILSON born about 1790 in Huntingdon, PA and a brother John WILSON born
about 1794 in Huntingdon County, PA, all to John C. WILSON and Jane
SMITH. Jane Smith's mother may have had the maiden name of ALLISON. John C WILSON died in 1795 and Jane remarried.
Samuel HOLLINGSHEAD and Jane Allison WILSON were married prior to 1847.
From the 1850 census the family is living in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and Samuel is a Carpenter.
From the 1860 census the family is
living in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and Samuel is a
Laborer.His net worth is $30.00. Their post offie in Mount Union.
From the 1870 census the family is
living in Walker, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and Samuel is a farm
laborer. His net worth is $150.00. Their post office is McConnellstown
From the 1880 census the family is living in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and Samuel works on a farm.
Samuel and Jane had the following known children:
HOLLINGSHEAD, born 19 March 1847 at Huntingdon, PA. Oliver was a
Machinist. Oliver's father Samuel was born at Shaver's Creek, PA. and
his mother Jane WILSON at Hollidaysburg, Blair County, PA. from
Oliver's death certificate, as reported by Frank HOLLINGSHEAD of
Mifflin, PA. (1850, 1860 census)
Robert C. HOLLINGSHEAD, born 1848/9 (1850, 1860 census)
Mary A. HOLLINGSHEAD, born 1851/2 (1860, 1870 census) (A domestic Servant in the 1870 census)
Eliza J. HOLLINGSHEAD, born 1853/4 (1860, 1880 census) (Works at hotel in 1880) (In the 1870 cenus Eliza is a domestic Servant for the C.H and Martha MILLER family in the Huntingdon West Ward.)
Ann E. HOLLINGSHEAD, born 1855/6 (1860, 1880 census)
George R. HOLLINGSHEAD, born 1857/8 (1860, 1870 census)
Caroline HOLLINGSHEAD, born 25 June 1861, from death certificate for
Susan Caroline HAMMERS, widow of Alonzo HAMMERS. Father is Samuel
HOLLINGSHEAD, born in Pennsylvania and mother is Jane Allison WILSON
born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.(her two siblings report her
birth as Blair County, Blair County was created in 1846 out of part of
Huntingdon County, so they are probably all correct.) Susan
passed away on 15 September 1947. Lived at 321 Allegheny Street,
Huntingdon, PA. (1870, 1880 census) (In 1880 she is at school)
HOLLINGSHEAD, born 1863/4 (1870, 1880 census) (in the 1880 census he is
a laborer, and unemployed for 10 months)
Barbara. HOLLINGSHEAD, born 19 January 1866 from death certificate for
Barbara Ellen AFRICA. Father Samuel HOLLINGSHEAD, born in Pennsylvania
and mother is Jane WILSON, born in Blair County, Pennsylvania. (1870
census) Wife of Newton AFRICA.
A great Hollingshead family photo from 1906.
Front row -Jane Allison Wilson,unknown boy, Mae/ Carrie Hammers daughter, unknown
girl, Elsie /Barbara (Ella) Hollingshead's daughter, Second row-unkown, Carrie
Hammers, child Mary my grandmother, Susan C. Hollingshead Hammers, Back row- Ed
Hammers, Robert Hammers, unknown boy, Cora Livingston Hammers my great
grandmother with baby Maude and unknown man. 1906
Our thanks goes to Lisa Alberg for supplying the newspaper article and the family photo above.
This page last updated on 21 September 2016