JOHN D. HOLSBERRY, born 1848, son of Samuel and Magdalena (Digman) Holsberry, was married in Randolph County in 1870 to Marietta, daughter of Thomas and Bashaba (Nutter) Schoonover. Children, French S., Leroy Virgil, Della, Granville Cicero, Hattie and Chloe Rue. He is a member of the M. E. Church South, a Democrat and a farmer, owning 215 acres in Barbour County, principally cleared and a half interest in 1050 acres of woodland in Tucker County. He lives at Kalamazoo. His father was born in 1810 and died 1878; his mother was daughter of Charles Digman, who was drowned on Hunter's Fork of Teter Creek. Their children who are living are, Nicholas Nancy, who married Wilson Stalnaker; Malissa, wife of J. E. Moore; Amanda, wife of Lemuel Nestor; the subject of this sketch; and Johnson, who died in youth.
LEROY VIRGIL HOLSBERRY, born in Glade in 1873, son of John D. Holsberry. He is a member of the M. E. Church, South, in politics a Democrat, and by profession an educator. In 1896 he graduated from the State Normal School at Fairmont, and soon afterwards was elected Superintendent of schools of Barbour County. Such time as he can now spare from the duties of his office he spends in the West Virginia University as a student.
JAMES K. HOLSBERRY, born 1849 on Teter's Creek, son of William and Rebecca (Vannoy) Holsberry, was married in 1868 on Teter's Creek to Elizabeth C., daughter of George and Mary (Stalnaker) Howdershelt. Children, Liona, Devilla F., William W., Effie M., Sophronia F., Nora V., Howard F., E. G., and Tracy H. He is a member of the German Baptist Church, a Democrat, a farmer and a stockman, residing on Teter's Creek, where he owns 750 acres. William Holsberry was born at Kalamazoo in 1819, and was a farmer and miller, owning the Holsberry Mills on Teter's Creek. His father was John Holsberry, born near Pittsburgh in 1780, and came to Barbour about 1800 and settled near Kalamazoo. On the farm of James K. Holsberry, on April 24, 1865, Captain M. F. Haller, Lieutenant Nestor and William Martin, Home Guards, were killed by Confederates.