Martha Patsy Holt

22 February 1828–5 July 1897 (Age 69)
Patoka Township, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha Patsy

When Martha Patsy Holt was born on 22 February 1828, in Patoka Township, Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, John Foster Holt, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth " Betsy" Jones, was 16. She married William Eagan on 7 December 1843, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 July 1897, in Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Holt Cemetery, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Eagan
Martha Patsy Holt
Marriage: 7 December 1843
John Foster Eagan
Catherine " Tack" Eagan
Elizabeth Ellen Eagan
Mary Martha Eagan
James Wesley Eagan
Henry Harrison Eagan
Arivilla Isabelle Eagan
Andrew Isaac " Andy" Eagan
William Sherman Eagan
Samuel Barney Eagan
Harmon Erasmus Eagan

Spouse and Children

7 December 1843
Marion, Illinois, United States


    John Foster Eagan


    Catherine " Tack" Eagan


    Elizabeth Ellen Eagan


    Mary Martha Eagan



+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Foster Holt


    Elizabeth " Betsy" Jones




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 20

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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)

  • Martha Egon in household of William Egon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eagan in household of Wm Eagan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Eagan in household of William Eagan, "United States Census, 1850"

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