John Holt, Jr.

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John Holt, Jr.

Birthplace: New London, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of John Holt and Sarah Strickland
Husband of Martha COIT
Father of Robert Holt; Richard Coit HOLT; John HOLT and John HOLT

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About John Holt, Jr.

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

He was one of the band of patriots that defended Fort Griswold on that fatal day when Arnold made his descent upon the coast and burnt New London. He was slain with many others by the infuriated conquerors after the surrender of the fort. His wife survived him for a quarter of a century. Their remains lie side by side in the ancient burial ground at New London with a single head stone, bearing the following inscription:

In memory of Mr. John Holt, jr. who was slain at Fort Griswold, Sep. 6, 1781, in the 35th year of his age. And in memory of Mrs. Martha Holt, relict of Mr. John Holt, jr., who d. Mar. 31, 1807, in the 63d year of her age.

"John Holt we learn was a ship joiner at that time store keeper for John Deshon from whose store he went with a lot of powder for the garrison among whom he was slain." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p. 236
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John Holt, Jr.'s Timeline

December 6, 1746
New London, New London, Connecticut Colony
August 25, 1772
Age 25
New London, New London, CT
September 5, 1774
Age 27
New London, New London, CT
June 28, 1778
Age 31
New London, New London, CT
September 6, 1781
Age 34
Groton Heights, New London, CT
January 28, 1782
Age 34
New London, New London, CT, USA