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Nathan B. Holder
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Birth: 1823
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1865
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA

Nathan B Holder, (believed by me to be incorrectly listed on grave marker as N B Holden on marker number 2107). The Department of Veterans Affairs lists it's policy as to not replace them (for errors) after death longer than 50 years. Nathan Holder was a Pvt in 7th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (7th Mounted Volunteers) of the Confederate States Army (CSA), in the Civil War. The Muster records show him as Nathan B. Holden, Nathan B Holder, NB Holder and Holden. Nathan Holden/Holder was captured and sent to Elmira Prison Camp where conditions were not good to say the least. It was on an island in the middle of a river in New York. Water was often drank by the men from a stagnant pond in the prison yard. They lived in tents if lucky. Some slept in the open on bare ground and were not equiped for the winter conditions in the north. He died there as a POW in captivity as did some 3000 other men out of 12,000, making it a 1 out of 4 chance that you would die there. He had been married to Martha Livingston Holder for almost 25 years until that point, just 9 days shy of their 25th anniversary. They had been wed on March 10th 1840 and were blessed with the following 6 children;
Charity Elizabeth Holder Cooper
Nancy Holder Kuykendal
Pauline "Caroline" Holder Hampton
Sarah Jane Holder Denson
Martha Holder Burks
William Holder

Nathan B Holder is the great-great-great grandfather of my wife Linda Hampton Braddy. Nathan's daughter Pauline "Caroline" Holder married Wade Wayman Hampton (Linda's gg-grandpa.) She also died that same year sadly enough. The lineage is as follows after Caroline; John W Hampton, Roy Leonard Hampton, Robert W Hampton, Linda Hampton Braddy. Note that Wade W Hampton was once a POW himself during the same Civil War, but fortunatly he was released in a POW exchange.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Livingston Alexander (1824 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Charity Elizabeth Holder Cooper (1841 - 1917)*
  Caroline Holder Hampton (1847 - 1865)*
  Martha D. Holder Burks (1851 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Texas, Cavalry, 7th Regiment Mounted Volunteers
 
Burial:
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA
Plot: Confederate Section, POW Grave #2107
 
Maintained by: Scott Braddy
Originally Created by: Forgotten Sons
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32710973
Nathan B. Holder
Added by: Chuck Metcalfe
 
Nathan B. Holder
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Added by: LoRetta Hughes
 
 
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- Lori Alexius
 Added: Dec. 10, 2016
Nathan was my 3rd great grandfather. The line goes Nathan Holder, Silas Burks, Richard Burks, Katie Victoria Burks, Floy Faye Tharp. I would loved to have know you grandpa Nathan.
- Joyce
 Added: Apr. 2, 2016

- Chuck Metcalfe
 Added: Oct. 15, 2010
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