Jeremiah Marr Holt

Brief Life History of Jeremiah Marr

When Jeremiah Marr Holt was born on 24 February 1842, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Benjamin Wheatley Holt, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Garner Curtis, was 29. He married Margaret Ann Scott on 29 December 1866. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Civil District 11, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 24 February 1916, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Holt Cemetery, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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Jeremiah Marr Holt
Margaret Ann Scott
Marriage: 29 December 1866
Martha Jane Holt
Sarah Adeline Sallie Holt
Sally A. Holt
William Thomas Holt
Lydia Ann Holt
Amanda Elizabeth Holt
Frances Marion Holt
Mary Elizabeth Holt
Emma Ellen Holt
Zebedee Montgomery Holt
Riley Harrison Holt
Dora Holt
Cora Edna Holt

Sources (22)

  • Jerry M Holt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jerry M Holt, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Jerry, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English, North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, from Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, and Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the many places called with this word. In England, the surname is widely distributed, but more common in Lancashire and Yorkshire than elsewhere.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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