Nancy Jane Holt

Brief Life History of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Holt was born on 14 July 1831, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Zachary Holt, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Bowman, was 20. She married William Ibzan Searcy on 26 August 1854, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 4 Cheshire, Anderson, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 27 July 1917, in Anderson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ballard, Anderson, Kentucky, United States.

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John Wesley Caldwell
Nancy Jane Holt
Marriage: 7 March 1866
Merritt Lafayette Caldwell
Lydia M Caldwell
Sarah Belle Caldwell
baby boy Caldwell
Mary Alice Caldwell

Sources (26)

  • Nancy Caldwell in household of John F Caldwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Holt, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Nancy Jane Holt Caldwell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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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