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Nancy Kniseley Holden
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1806
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1848
Putnam County
Ohio, USA

Nancy Knisely was born to George Knisely and Anna (Annie) Nancy Eib in 1806 near, Clarksburg,Harrison,Virginia (now in West Virginia).
There were 14 children in the family so she must have learned to work hard to help provide for such a large family.
She married 11 Sept 1823 to Pearson B. Holden in Harrison County, VA. They had 11 children. At least four of their children were born while they were living in West Virginia and little Gemina died in Clarksburg, W.Va. when she was only 4 months old.
I would surmise that they traveled into Ohio part-way by boat on the Ohio River. Sarah Jane Holden, my great, grandmother, was born in southern Ohio in Trenton, Butler County, Ohio in 1835. By the 1840 Census the family is settled near Kalida,in Putnam County, Ohio and the remaining children are born in that county. They named another baby Gemina II after the first child that they lost and she died young also...One can only imagine the grief when they lost a third and forth child. Then Nancy died in February 1848....Bless her dear heart.

Many years ago, it gave me great pleasure to find the Home In The Wilderness picture, with P.B. Holden's name on the sign and to read the comment about the day the artist sat down and drew that beloved picture. That can be found in Ohio Collections and on the Internet. It was a very popular picture after that time period as it reminded so many people of their humble beginnings.
Historical Collections of Ohio: An Encyclopedia of the State, Volume 2
By Henry Howe

Nancy was still living when the artist drew the picture of the home in the wilderness near the Auglaise River. She was sitting in the doorway sewing with a friend.
Family links: 
  George Kniseley (1770 - 1835)
  Annie/Nancy Eib Kniseley (1779 - 1863)
  Pearson B. Holden (1802 - 1867)
  Sarah Jane Holden Law (1835 - 1914)*
  Gemina D. Holden (1839 - 1846)*
  Elizabeth Holden (1844 - 1844)*
  Gracy Holden (1847 - 1847)*
  Nancy Kniseley Holden (1806 - 1848)
  George Kniseley (1808 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: P.B. Holden's (her husband) name is on other side of stone
Holden Cemetery
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Eleanor L. Johnson
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45878624
Nancy <i>Kniseley</i> Holden
Added by: Eleanor L. Johnson
Nancy <i>Kniseley</i> Holden
Added by: Eleanor L. Johnson
Nancy <i>Kniseley</i> Holden
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You are very precious to me. I relate to you in that we both lost little ones. Bless your heart, you are with them now.May God always bless you. Love, Your 2nd great-grand daughter
- Eleanor L. Johnson
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
Nancy lived in died when Harrison County was part of Virginia. It did not become West Virginia until 1863.
- Robert G. Schmitt
 Added: Feb. 16, 2013
The angels wept with her until she joined her lost little one in Heaven.
- Grace (Cronin) Schmitt
 Added: Feb. 16, 2013
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