Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Society
- The Quakers of Waynesville, Ohio: A Pioneering Journey of Faith & Moral Principle by Karen Campbell
- Genealogy Sharing
- An Update on the Hollingsworth DNA Project by Douglas Hollingsworth
On Sunday ("First-Day", to use the Quaker term), they attended meeting for worship at Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends in the 1811 White Brick Meetinghouse and attended a pot-luck dinner in the 1836 Red Brick Meetinghouse.
Waynesville was chosen as the site for this years reunion because of the Hollingsworth families that migrated from Bush River Monthly Meeting in South Carolina to Miami Monthly Meeting in Waynesville between 1805 ~1807: Abraham HOLLINGSWORTH, Henry HOLLINGSWORTH, James HOLLINGSWORTH, David HOLLINGSWORTH, John HOLLINGSWORTH, Jacob HOLLINGSWORTH, Joseph HOLLINGSWORTH (see, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Beers/V/tct/0748hollingsworth.htm), Elias HOLLINGSWORTH, William HOLLINGSWORTH, and Isaac HOLLINGSWORTH (see Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V., Ohio, pp.74-75).
Many of the Hollingsworths moved on to West Branch Monthly Meeting in Miami County, Ohio and on to Whitewater Monthly Meeting in Richmond, Indiana.
Another Hollingsworth family (descended from Valentine), but from Virginia instead of South Carolina, were members of Miami Monthly Meeting: Joseph HOLLINGSWORTH who was married to Rhoda WHITACRE. They lived near Morrow, Ohio and then in Springboro. Most of the family is buried in the Old Quaker Cemetery next to the old Rochester Meetinghouse outside of Morrow, Hopewell Meeting, a preparative meeting of Miami Monthly Meeting. See the following websites for more information:
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Bogan/bogan182.htm ~ Rhoda WHITACRE HOLLINGWORTH, Early Warren Countian
- http://www.co.warren.oh.us/genealogy/cem/OldQuaker.htm ~ Old Quaker Cemetery in Salem Township, Warren Co., Ohio, US 22 in Roachester at Ward Road. Whoda and some of her children are buried here as well as her family, the Whitacres.
The following was taken from the Society's website, http://www.hollingsworthfamily.net/:
"The DVHS Society was originally founded in 1993 for historical, educational, preservational, and genealogical research purposes, which would assist the descendants and other researchers with factual records of their lines with their geographical progression. Since that date the Society has been expanding in membership, preservation of family historical records/sites, and Society reunion activities. Any person who is interested in researching and exchanging documented evidence supporting their Hollingsworth and related surname lines are invited and strongly encouraged to join in support of our objectives."
For more information about their society and membership, please visit their site online.