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Byron Holt
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1831
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1912
Dansville
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Co B 26th Mich Inf

Byron Holt of Ingham enlisted in Co. B. 26th MI Infantry on August 22, 1862,at Ingham, for 3 years, at the age of 30 (born in 1831) and mustered out with the regiment at Alexandria, Virginia on June 4, 1865. In 1905 he was living in Dansville, Michigan as a member (along with Sgt. Isaiah Dakin) of the Frank Hicks G.A.R. Post 78.

Byron and his wife, Minerva Felton, had seven children. He is the son of Silas & Emily (Hicks) Holt.

"Byron Holt was the fourth child in a family of nine: G. A., born May 17, 1836, a 21 farmer and lives in Locke township. His wife was Martha Muscat and they have three children; Rominer, born November I6, 1827, married Hattie Hopkins, worked in a foundry in Dansville, became a farmer and moved to Kansas, then to the state of Washington and finally to Oklahoma, where he died in September, 1902; Mary Adeline, born February 2, 1830. She married first Manley Gray and then John Spencer. She is a widow and lives with her son in Mason; Samantha. born December 25, I833, was the wife of Elam Hopkins and afterwards married Melvin Titus. She is a widow and lives in Mason; Almira E., born March 7, 1836, the wife of Hiram Burrell. She is a widow and lives with a son in Ohio; Squire, born January 14, 1838, his wife was Hannah Lord and he is a resident of Munith, Michigan; Harriet Viola, born February I, 1840, wife of George Lord of Stockbridge, died January 23, 1905; John Charles, born July I5, 1842, his first wife was Etta Whipple and the second, Sarah Bradfield. He lives in Bunkerhill township. Our subject was educated in the district schools of Ingham township, and April i5, 1855, was married to Minerva N. Felton, who was born in Oneida county, N. Y., September 14, 1833, and was the daughter of Abner and Elizabeth (Briggs) Felton, natives of New York.

"Byron Holt bought eighty acres of the one hundred and sixty which his father owned and after his marriage he built a log house and stable and made his home here. He has since added forty acres and built a fine house and barns. Our subject and his brother, Squire, enlisted in Co. B., 26th Regiment of Michigan Infantry in August, 1862, and served until the close of the war. The brother Squire had two fingers nearly shot off one hand but our subject was fortunate in not being wounded during the whole war. To Mr. and Mrs. Holt have been born seven children: Ida, May i8, 1857, married Sam Miller of Missouri and they have five children; Samantha, April 28, I859, married Charles Fortman of White Oak; Lee, June 17, I861, died at the age of three years; Mina, March 17, 1863, married Frank Pultz of Missouri; Squire, March 24, i868, married Linnie Eggleston of Ingham township; Wert B., October 28, 1870, married Lucy Down, lives in Saginaw, employed in the Automobile Works, and Chester P., July 2, 1873, married Amelia Bachelor and practises dentistry in Stockbridge. Our subject has always given his support to the Republican party though never an office seeker. He was formerly a member of the G. A. R. Mrs. Holt's parents were formerly the owners of Peal Shanty in Stockbridge township. Our subject is successfully engaged in general farming in Ingham township, where he is well and favorably known. " From: Past and present of the city of Lansing and Ingham county, Michigan, by Albert E. Cowles, 1838-1906. 
 
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 Parents:
  Silas Holt (1802 - 1879)
  Emily Hicks Holt (1804 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Minerva N Felton Holt (1833 - 1920)
 
 Children:
  Lee Holt (1861 - 1865)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rominer Holt (1827 - 1902)*
  Byron Holt (1831 - 1912)
  John C. Holt (1842 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Byron Holt // 1831 - 1912"
 
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Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Dansville
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 672 Row 9 Sec 1D
 
Created by: DTQuester
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
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Byron Holt of Ingham had also enlisted in Co. B. 26th MI Infantry on August 22, 1862, at the age of 30 (born in 1831) and mustered out with the regiment at Alexandria, Virginia on June 4, 1865. In 1905 he was living in Dansville, Michigan as a member (alo...(Read more)
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