Elijah Edward Holden

27 March 1826–7 September 1858 (Age 32)
Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah Edward

When Elijah Edward Holden was born on 27 March 1826, in Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States, his father, Edward Edwin Holden, was 34 and his mother, Sarah McClenahan, was 24. He married Catherine Mary Thatcher on 5 October 1848, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 7 September 1858, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Edward Holden
Catherine Mary Thatcher
Marriage: 5 October 1848
Edward Elijah Hezekiah Holden
Catherine Mary Holden
Sarah Alley Elizabeth Holden
Harriet Ann Holden
Maria Ellen Holden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1848Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 4
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 10
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or more of various places so named, especially Holden in Haslingden (Lancashire), but also Holden in Bolton and Holden in Silsden (both Yorkshire), Holedean Farm in Henfield and Holden in Rotherfield (both Sussex), Holding Farm in Cheriton and Woolding Farm in Whitchurch (Hampshire), and Holden in Southborough (Kent). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + denu ‘valley’, though Holden in Rotherfield (Sussex) and Holden in Southborough (Kent) may have Old English denn ‘pasture’ as the final element. Compare Holcomb .Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms, most of them derived from Old Norse hǫll ‘slope, hillside’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Elijah Edward Holden - From the history written by Sarah Alley Holden Farr, daughter of Elijah Edward Holden

    Father was born 27 March, 1826 in the town of Henry,Pendleton County, Kentucky. Not much is known of his father’s life although we have very diligently tried to find out more. Neither do I know augh …

    Sources (18)

    • Elijah E Holden, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mormon Battalion Company A return list: Elijah E. Holden
    • Elijah Edward Holden in entry for Edward Elijah Hezekiah Holden, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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