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Holt Family Genealogy
Posted by: Michael Blewett (ID *****3033) Date: March 05, 2010 at 05:13:46
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Can anyone assist with the following families? All help, aid, and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Decatur County
Decatur County, Georgia was formed on December 8, 1823. Land in Early County was distributed through the lottery of 1820. A part of Decatur County was set off to Thomas County in 1825, a part to Grady County 1905, and a part to Seminole County in 1920.

Mitchell County
On November 17, 1857 a bill was introduced by Senator C. H. Hammond from Baker County, Georgia, which called for the creation of a new county. The Act, providing for the formation of the new county site from portions of Baker County, was assented to on December 21, 1857. Hence, Mitchell County, Georgia began.

Henry Calloway Holt, very little is known of him before he showed up in the marriage records in Decatur County, GA. He married Martha Blanset or Smatha Peral Blanset. They had approx 4 children: James Henry Holt; Ellen E. Holt; William Harvey Holt; and Lewis Harmon Holt. There are several outstanding questions that have not been resolved. Was Henry Calloway Holt related to the VA Holts who settled in North and Central GA. Was he related to Dr Fowler Holt or Lewis Holt or Willis Holt? Was his wife's name Blanset; Blanchet; or Blanchard? Was he dead before the 1860 Census? Since, he is not listed.

Dr Fowler Holt, we know that his parents were Thaddeus and Martha Goode Holt. We know that he married Martha A. P. Compton 11 Sep 1834 in Decatur County, GA. He was shown in the Census of 1840 as being between 40 - 50 years old. Dr Fowler and Martha Holt had six children: Marie Goode Holt; Julia Frances Holt; Albert P. Holt; Eugenia Caroline Holt; Iverson Fowler Holt; and Mary Chandler Holt. He died in Perry, Houston County, GA.

Very little is known about the next three in this venture:

Lewis Holt,
Shown in the 1850 Census with a wife and four children. Was he related to any of these Holts? What happen to him not in the 1860 Census?

Mary Jane Holt,
She married A. E. Rachels in Decatur County in 1874. Is she the dau of any of these Holts?

Willis Holt,
Even tho I cannot find Willlis Holt in any Census records or find any marriage of him in Decatur County, he was there during the time frame that this blog is covering. Therefore feel that it is important to include him in this research. Willis and his wife Elizabeth had thirteen children. It seems that this family continued on to Gadsden County, FL.


1840 Census of Decatur County, GA
22 29 Holt Fowler

1 – to 5yrs
1 – 40-50
1 – to 5yrs
1 – 10 – 15
1 – 16 – 20

1850 Census of Decatur County, GA p.73A
2 671 671 Holt Lewis 50 M Farmer VA
3 671 671 Holt Sarah 45 F NC
4 671 671 Holt James 19 M Laborer GA
5 671 671 Holt Mary 8 F GA
6 671 671 Holt Martha 5 F GA
7 671 671 Holt Wm. 2 M GA

1860 Decatur Co., GA Census Index
Holt, Russell BAINBRIDGE 105 1860
Holt, Sarah BAINBRIDGE 117 1860

1880 United States Census
R.L. RACHAELS Self M Male W 38 GA Minister GA GA
Martha RACHAELS Wife M Female W 41 GA Housekeeping GA GA
Lula RACHAELS Dau S Female W 12 GA At School GA GA
Mittie RACHAELS Dau S Female W 8 GA At School GA GA
Thomas M. RACHAELS Son S Male W 6 GA GA GA
Mattie RACHAELS Dau S Female W 2 GA GA GA
Henry HOLT Other S Male W 21 GA Laborer GA GA

Census Place Belcher, Decatur, Georgia
Family History Library Film 1254143
NA Film Number T9-0143
Page Number 186C


Mount Pleasant – Decatur County
J. Henry Holt 25 Dec 1859 – 21 Mar 1922
M. R. ‘Maggie’ Holt 20 Oct 1865 – 15 Dec 1958

Concord, FL
Willis Holt 1811 - ????

Pisgah – Decatur County
Elizabeth Holt 15 Jun 1820 – 15 Jul 1905

Would like to correspond with anyone researching these families.


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