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James Holt
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1804
Halifax County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1894
Washington County
Utah, USA

Deseret News April 18, 1894 page 3

JAMES HOLT

Teasdale, Wayne County, Utah,
April 9, 1894 - Not having seen a notice of the death of my father in your paper, I take the liberty of sending you a short sketch of his life.

James Holt was born Feb 10, 1804 in North Carolina. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Holt. His parents moved to Tennessee when he was six months old where they made a permanent home. My father received the gospel in the year 1839 and was baptized. In 1840 he emigrated to Nauvoo, where he became intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph. He was sent on a mission in the spring of 1844 to Tennessee, and was preaching on the day the Prophet was killed. He was filled with prophecy at the time and said: "Now they have murdered the prophet of God, he has sealed his testimony with his blood and my mission is ended for this time." He immediately started home and on his way learned it was all too true. He left Nauvoo in the fall and suffered all the hardships of that trip. He stopped in Iowa until 1852, where he came to the valley and settled at North Ogden. He was counselor to Bishop Thomas Dunn for a number of years. He was one of the first to settle Ogden Valley, in 1862 he moved south and settled at Washington, and from there he went to Long Valley, and finely when the settlers were all run by the Indians, he went to the Mountain Meadows, finely settling at the mouth of the Meadow canyon, where he resided until his death. Which occurred on the 27 of January, 1894, he lacked a few days of being 90 years old.

He was honest as the day is long, and a staunch believer in the Gospel, and was always on hand to respond to every call made upon him. He was the father of nineteen children, some having gone before. He leaves a wife, nine children, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourning his loss. He had a great deal of work done in the St. George Temple for his dead.

W. A. Holt



other children:
(1) Hyrum Holt Born and Died 1831 or 1832
LDS Ancestral File has this child as Jesse Hyrum Holt 1831, Near Lebonon, Sumner Co, Tenn. Died 1834. LDS Temple Records for St. George has this child as Hyrum Holt Birth and death 1831 in Sumner Co. Tenn. A History of the Holt Family by William Alma Holt birth 27 Jul 1832, Wislon Co, Tenn Death 27 July 1832.

(2) Jesse Washington Holt birth 15 July 1833, Johnson County, Illinois, Death Nov 1833 Johnson County, Illinois


(3) Sarah Ann Elizabeth Holt Birth 27 Nov 1835, Johnson County Illinois, Death Jul 1835, Johnson County, Illinois

(4) Leander Holt Birth 6 Dec 1836,Johnson County, Illinois
Death Nov 1844, 5 Miles North of Kitchen's settlement Iowa

John James Holt Birth 22 Aug 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Death 10 Feb 1845, Iowa
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jesse A Holt (1783 - 1845)
  Elizabeth Davis Holt (1780 - 1818)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Payne Holt (1814 - 1844)*
  Parthenia Overton Holt (1821 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Jesse Hyrum Holt (1832 - 1832)*
  Washington Holt (1833 - 1833)*
  Sarah Ann Elizabeth Holt (1835 - 1835)*
  Leander Holt (1836 - 1844)*
  LeRoy Holt (1838 - 1910)*
  Mary Ann Holt Barker (1840 - 1916)*
  William Alma Holt (1842 - 1920)*
  John James Payne Holt (1844 - 1845)*
  Dandridge Overton Holt (1846 - 1847)*
  Joseph James Overton Holt (1848 - 1853)*
  Nancy Cathrine Holt Slade (1850 - 1931)*
  Franklin Overton Holt (1852 - 1929)*
  Clarissa Jane Overton Holt (1853 - 1854)*
  Calista Overton Holt (1855 - 1855)*
  Rachel Overton Holt Cottam (1856 - 1942)*
  George Albert Holt (1858 - 1935)*
  Parthenia Overton Holt (1861 - 1863)*
  Henry Davis Holt (1864 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucretia Crossland Holt (1797 - 1867)**
  James Holt (1804 - 1894)
  Martha Jane Holt (1828 - ____)**
  Norvell L Holt (1835 - 1862)**
  Bailey P Holt (1840 - 1894)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
In Memory Of James Holt Born Feb 10, 1804 in North Carolina Died Jan 25, 1894 An Amiable Father here lies at rest As ever God with his image blest the friend of man the friend of truth the friend of age the guide of youth.
 
Burial:
Holt Cemetery
Enterprise
Washington County
Utah, USA
Plot: B4
 
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Record added: Mar 05, 2008
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