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Charles Elijah Holton
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1830
Westminster
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Death: unknown

Among the early settlers at Bethel, was William Holton, who came from the state of Vermont to this township in the fall of 1835, purchasing 80 acres of land on section 30. He lived here for a while when he removed to Lamoine township, where he died November 12, 1877.

Charles E. Holton, an early settler in the county was born September 7, 1830, in the town of Westminster, Vermont. His parents were William and Betsey (Mason) Holton, the former a native of the same town, born in 1801; the latter, also a native of Vermont, was born in 1800. The family removed to this county from Vermont in 1835, and located there upon section 30, Bethel township. Chas. E., the subject of this sketch, was married November 12, 1867, to Ettie McKinley, a teacher of Schuyler county, who came with her parents to Macomb, from the city of Pomeroy, Meigs county, Ohio, in 1857. Her father was formerly a merchant, and afterwards followed farming. She was born January 3, 1848. In the spring of 1853, Mr. Holton crossed the plains to California, where he remained 11 years in the pursuit of wealth, in which he was fairly successful. He returned to this state in 1864, and purchased of his father the homestead farm, for which he paid the sum of $5,000. In 1868, his father moved to Plymouth. Mr. Holton now owns 168 acres of valuable land in addition to the homestead farm, which contains 228 acres. He has followed stock raising, and has been prosperous in that business. Mr. and Mrs. Holton have two children—Ida Blanche, born September 28, 1868, and Ada Ford, born August 5, 1872. Mr. Holton is a man of fair education and a worthy citizen.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Holton (1801 - 1875)
  Betsey Mason Holton (1800 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Ettie M McKinley Holton (1848 - 1885)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Alfred Holton (1829 - 1913)*
  Charles Elijah Holton (1830 - ____)
  Reuben A. Holton (1834 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Scott Cemetery
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Deebie
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
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Charles Elijah Holton
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Charles Elijah Holton
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Charles Elijah Holton
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- Tricia Smith
 Added: Aug. 30, 2013
 
 
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