Rev James Henry Holt

10 November 1833–16 July 1901 (Age 67)
Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Henry

Rev James Henry Holt was born on 10 November 1833, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States. He married Elizabeth Jane Blankenship on 2 September 1859, in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 16 July 1901, in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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Rev James Henry Holt
Elizabeth Jane Blankenship
Marriage: 2 September 1859
Lula Emma Holt
Allyce Louise Holt
Mary Lenora Holt
James Henry Holt
Ames Holt

Spouse and Children

2 September 1859
Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States



    Allyce Louise Holt



    James Henry Holt



World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 2

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 29

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

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)

  • James Holt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James H Holt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Holt, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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