I suspect those of you interested in John Fleming Bowles Sr. who
married Malinda Holtzclaw are already aware of this information, but
perhaps it will be of some use.
Malinda Holtzclaw Bowles was a daughter of Henry and Sarah (Shirley)
Holtzclaw. Henry's parents were Henry and Susannah (surname unknown)
Holtzclaw; his grandparents were John and Catherine (Russell)
Holtzclaw. Catherine had earlier been married to a Thomas (surname)
and widowed. John Holtzclaw was a son of Jacob and Anna Margreth
Jacob, who was a schoolmaster at Oberfischbach (Germany) from
1708-13, came to Virginia in 1714 with his family which included
John. This Holtzclaw family's roots have been traced back to the
early 1600s in Germany.
For more information, see B. C. Holtsclaw's book, Ancesty and
Descendents of the Nassau Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750.