A-2-5  Dorothia W. Lewter was born in 1800 in NC. She died after 1870 in Limestone County, Al.. She married  Henry Holt son of Samuel Holt and Mary Binford. He was born on 11 Jun 1792 in Orange County, NC. He died on 14 Oct 1867 in Limestone County, Al..

 

Henry Holt and Dorothia W. Lewter were married on 21 Oct 1815 in Northampton County, NC. and had the following children:

 

A-3-25. Mary Ann Holt was born about 1816 in Tennessee. She married William J. Grigsby on 19 Oct 1837 in Limestone County, Alabama. She died between 1841-1844 in Tn. or Al..

 

A-3-26 Enoch E. Holt was born between 1817-1818 in Northampton Co., NC. He died on 14 Jul

1899 in Giles County, Tennessee.

 

A-3-27. Nathaniel Holt was born about 1818 in Caswell County, NC. He married Matilda C.Meadows on 29 Dec 1840 in Limestone County, Alabama (They were married by by John S. Davis.).

 

A-3-28 William N. Holt was born about 1819 in Northampton Co., NC Guardian Accounts, Raleigh, NC. He married Martha Cunningham about 01 Sep 1851 in Madison County, Alabama. He died before 1870 in Limestone County, Alabama.

 

A-3-29 Sarah Ann Holt was born on 16 Nov 1820 in Limestone County, Alabama. She married David Price Barnett on 04 Jan 1838 in Limestone County, Alabama. She died on 22 Apr 1852 in Humbolt, Gibson County, Tennessee. She was buried in Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Gibson Co., TN.

 

A-3-30 Malinda W. Holt was born in Jan 1823 in Limestone County, Alababa. She married Thomas James Scott on 06 Apr 1840 in Limestone County, Alabama. She died on 10 Aug 1907 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

 

A-3-31 Dorothia Holt was born about 1828 in Limestone County, Ala. (Date of License). She married John A. White on 04 Oct 1849 in Limestone Co., AL. She died before 05 Mar 1860 in Limestone Co., AL.

 

A-3-32. John William Holt was born in 1830 in Al..

 

A-3-33 Martha E. Holt was born on 02 Nov 1835 in Al.. She died on 03 Jun 1858 in Limestone County, Al..

 

A-3-34  Ann Holt was born on 03 Mar 1831 in Limestone Co., AL. Se died on 06 Feb 1907 in Ellis Co., TX. And was was buried in McPeak Cemetery, Ellis Co., TX.

 

 

Notes for Dorothia W. Lewter:

 

HOLT, DOROTHY -Probate Minutes 1871-75 pp. 10,717,719,730,753,756,759,7 91

HOLT, DOROTHY Probate Minutes 1875-79179, 189, 196, 205, 212

HOLT, DOROTHY Wills V. 13 (1872-1884)pp. 251, 252, 257

HOLT, DOROTHY (18 pieces) - Probate Court Loose Filesno. H160

 

Notes for Henry Holt:

 

1810 Census shows Burwell, Joel, John, Samuel as neighbor to Henry Holt.

1820 Northampton, NC

 

Henry and Dorothy may have already moved to Limestone County, Alabama,  by the 1820 enumeration date for Northampton, NC because they were not enumerated there either.

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1830 Limestone Co., AL

Henry Holt

2M 0-5

1M 1-15

1M 30-40

1F 5-10

2F 10-15

1F 30-40

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1. 1840 Limestone County, Alabama Page: 161

Henry Holt

1 male 5 and under 10

1 male 10 and under 15

1 male 20 and under 30

1 male 40 and under 50 (Henry)

1 female under 5

1 female 5 and under 10

1 female 30 and under 40 (Dorothy Lewter Holt)

3 male slaves under 10

1 male slave 56 and under 100

1 male slave 56 and under 100

1 female slave under 10

1 female slave 36 and under 55

TOTAL 13

4 persons employed in agriculture

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1850 Census, Dist. 3, Limestone County, Alabama 12 oct. 1850

103 Holt, Henry, 54, NC farmer, $3000

               Dorethea, 50, NC

               Wm. N., 20, Ala

               Martha E., 14, Ala

105 Holt, John 62 (1788) M Va.

               Nancy 60 (1790) F Va.

               Sarah 26 (1824) F Al.

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In the 1850 census Henry and Dorothy Lewter Holt were in Limestone County,  Alabama

with 2 children, William N. and Martha E. Dorothy was already married and out of the home. Martha married a Crawford and they later moved to Van Zandt Co. Texas. They had a daughter named Emma before Martha died on June 3, 1858 giving birth to twins. Emma Crawford married a man named George Baingridge and they also lived in Van Zandt Co.

 

2-13-1859 Henry Holt as guardian of Matilda A., Dorothy J. & William Henry Grigsby, files his accts. These were Henry's grandchildren by his daughter the late Mary Ann Holt Grigsby and her husbnad William J. Grigs by.

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1860 Limestone Co., Al, June 1860,

Henry Holt, 65, farmer, NC

Dorothy, 59, NC

William N., 30, Al

Martha A., 27, Al

Henry S., 7, Al

George P., 6, Tn

James A., 4, Al

Everton F., 2, Al

Neighbors included the Glaze families, the Scott family; the Fielding family

and James M. Temple (wife was Martha Holt, aged 35) family were all

living nearby. Martha Holt Temple born ca 1815 was probably a sister to

Henry Holt.

 

1860 - Henry Holt was listed as being one of the purchasers at the est te sale of

Sarah (Wood) Lewter. This would indicate that Sarah Wood Lewter's son-in-law

lived in the northern part of Limestone Co., AL.

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1866 Limestone Co., AL special state census

Henry Holt

2m under 10

1m 60-70

1f 60-70

No one disabled, insane, epileptic or idiot in h/h

Malinda Newby widowed with 3f under 10, 1f 20-30, of which 2 was disabled

living next door.

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1870 Limestone Co., AL - Henry was deceased - h/h 15/15

Dorithy W. Holt,           72, farmer, NC

Samuel A. White,         12, farm laborer

    (living in h/h of his grandmother, Dorothy Holt.)

Matilda A. Newby,        33, domestic

Mathew Newby,             9, AL

Mary Newby,                  7, AL

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COURT RECORDS:

2-13-1859 Henry Holt as guardian of Matilda A., Dorothy J. & William Henry

Grigsby, files his accts. These were Henry's grandchildren by his daughter

the late Mary Ann Holt Grigsby and her husband William J. Grigsby.

 

In 1860, a Henry Holt was listed as being one of the purchasers at the estate

sale of Sarah (Wood) Lewter. This would indicate that this Henry Holt, if Sarah's

son-in-law, lived in the northern part of Limestone County.

 

Henry died before the 1870 census but after the special 1866 census was

taken. Dorothy died after the 1870 census was enumerated. The gravesites of

Henry and Dorothy are unknown, but in probability they are buried in Holt

Cemetery No. 1. Before 1900 there were 2 major Holt family burial grounds

and now all are in sad sad shape. The first and larger one is usually so

overgrown by poison ivy that no one wants to make their way through the

woods to get to it. I was there last summer and it took two tries before my

friend and I ever found it.(This gotten from Ruth Walsh, but she does not state

that it was she who visited the cemetery) There are only 2 or 3 tombstones in

it but evidence of a hundred or more graves. Supposedly one part was the slave

and/or Black Holt families burial grounds.

 

The Holt farms were deviastated by the Civil War. A battle was fought on

their property causing considerable damage. After the Civil War the old Holt

farms were allowed to go into ruin -- no one wanted to clean up the area

that was so severly damaged during the battle. As a result Mother Nature

was allowed to return most of the land to a "natural" form.

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Masonic Notice of Burial Service

From THE ATHENS POST (Limestone Co, AL)

November 14, 1867

MASONIC NOTICE --- There will be a special communication of Athens Lodge, No. 16, at the residence of the late HENRY HOLT, at 10 o'clock A.M., 24th inst., for the purpose of performing the burial service of brother HOLT. Transient brethren fraternally invited.

By order of W. N. HAYES, W. M.

                  SAM'L TANNER, JR., Sec'y

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Limestone County after Appomatox 1865-1870 - there's an abstrac t from the Athens Weekly Post 1867 stating that, "Mr. Henry Holt, almost 90, died on the 14th of October 1867." Census records do not indicate that Henry was "almost 90". Henry's age and date of death in the Athens Weekly must have been a type setting error. This Henry Holt was the only mature Henry Holt in Limestone County, AL in 1867.

 

The Athens Post, November 14, 1867

MASONIC NOTICE - There will be a special communication of Athens Lodge, No. 16, at the residence of the late Henry Holt, at 10 o'clock A. M., 24th inst., for the purpose of performing the burial service of brother HOLT. Transient brethren fraternally invited. By order of W. N. HA YES, W. M. SAM'L TANNER, JR., Sec'y

 

 

 

1870 Census, Township 2 Range 4, Limestone County, Alabama 6 July 1870, Page 2

 

14 Holt, Martha A. 37 (1833) F W Va. Farmer 400 400

             William 8 (1862) M W Al.

15 Holt, Dorthy W. 72 (1798) F W NC Farmer 1000 400

     White, Saml 12 (1858) M W Al. Farm Labnor

     Newly, Matilda 33 (1837) F W Al.

                Mathew 9 (1861) M W Al.

                Mary 7 (1863) F W Al.