History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 634. [Scott County] [Lytle's Fork Precinct]
CHAS. HOLDCRAFT, farmer, P. O. Porter; is a native of Indiana, and the son of Seely and Betsy (Steele) Holdcraft. He was born Nov. 8, 1815. His father was of Dutch descent, born in Pennsylvania in 1776 and died
in 1850. He was a farmer and a miller. His wife, our subject's mother, was of Irish descent, born in Scott County, in 1791 and died in 1877. They had five children--Charles, our subject, being the third child. His early
education was very limited, yet at the present time his education is above the average, having received it principally after doing a day's work in the field. He has spent his life at farming in his native county, with the exception of four years, where he was in Ohio. He was married in Scott County, in 1842, to Miss Sallie Ann Parker, a native of Scott County, born Jan. 11, 1820. Her father, Samuel Parker, was born in Maryland, Dec. 17, 1792, and died in 1879. Her mother Matilda (Boyce) Parker was born in Philadelphia, April 7, 1798, and is now living in Illinois. Mr. Holdcraft is one of the best read men of his precinct, a man of excellent memory, generous and benevolent; he is a true gentlemen, and enjoys the
confidence of the community in which he now lives.