Nancy Jane Holt

14 July 1831–27 July 1917 (Age 86)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 Mercer, 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 W Caldwell
Nancy Jane Holt
Marriage: 7 March 1866
Merritt L. Caldwell
Lydia M Caldwell
Sarah Bell Caldwell

Spouse and Children

    John W Caldwell



7 March 1866
Anderson, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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

Age 19

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

Age 30

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

Name Meaning

1 English, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the very many places named with this word. In England the surname is widely distributed, but rather more common in Lancashire than elsewhere.2 Shortened form of Dutch van Holt, a habitational name from places named Holt (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Calwell in household of John W Calwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Caldwell in household of John W Caldwell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy Holt in household of William Holt, "United States Census, 1850"

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