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James Holt

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Halifax Co. North Carolina
Death: January 25, 1894 (89)
Holt's Ranch (NE, Washington, UT)
Place of Burial: Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jesse Holt and Elizabeth Davis
Husband of Mary Ann Holt and Parthenia Holt
Father of Mary Ann Barker; William Alma Holt; Franklin Overton Holt and Nancy Catherine Slade

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About James Holt

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Birth: Feb. 10, 1804

Death: Jan. 25, 1894

Family links:

  • William Alma Holt (1842 - 1920)*
  • Rachel Overton Holt Cottam (1865 - 1942)*

Burial: Holt Cemetery Enterprise (Washington County) Washington County Utah, USA

Deseret News April 18, 1894 page 3, JAMES HOLT: Teasdale, Wayne County, Utah, April 9, 1894 - Not having seen a notice of the death of my father in your paper, I take the liberty of sending you, a short sketch of his life. James Holt was born Februaru 10, 1804, in North Carolina. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Holt. His parents moved to Tennessee when he was six months old where they made a permanent home. My father received the gospel in the year 1839 and was baptized. In 1840 he emigrated to Nauvoo, where he became intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph. He was sent on a mission in the spring of 1844 to Tennessee, and was preaching on the day the Prophet was killed. He was filled with prophecy at the time and said: "Now they have murdered the prophet of God, he has sealed his testimony with his blood and my mission is ended for this time." He immediately started home and on his way learned it was all too true.

He left Nauvoo in the fall and suffered all the hardships of that trip. He stopped in Iowa until 1852, where he came to the valley and settled at North Ogden. He was counselor to Bishop Thomas Dunn for a number of years. He was one of the first to settle Ogden Valley, in 1862 he moved south and settled at Washington, and from there he went to Long Valley, and finely when the settlers were all run by the Indians, he went to the Mountain Meadows, finely settling at the mouth of the Meadow canyon, where he resided until his death. Which occurred on the 27 of January, 1894, he lacked a few days of being 90 years old.

He was honest as the day is long, and a staunch believer in the Gospel, and was always on hand to respond to every call made upon him. He was the father of nineteen children, some having gone before. He leaves a wife, nine children, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourning his loss. He had a great deal of work done in the St. George Temple for his dead.

W. A. Holt

Other children:

(1) Hyrum Holt Born and Died 1831 or 1832, LDS Ancestral File has this child as Jesse Hyrum Holt 1831, Near Lebonon, Sumner Co, Tenn. Died 1834. LDS Temple Records for St. George has this child as Hyrum Holt, Birth and death 1831 in Sumner Co. Tenn. A History of the Holt Family by William Alma Holt birth 27 Jul 1832, Wislon Co, Tennessee, Death 27 July 1832.

(2) Jesse Washington Holt birth 15 July 1833, Johnson County, Illinois, Death Nov 1833 Johnson County, Illinois

(3) Sarah Ann Elizabeth Holt Birth 27 Nov 1835, Johnson County Illinois, Death Jul 1835, Johnson County, Illinois

(4) Leander Holt Birth 6 Dec 1836,Johnson County, Illinois, Death Nov 1844, 5 Miles North of Kitchen's settlement Iowa

John James Holt Birth 22 Aug 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Death 10 Feb 1845, Iowa



Jesse A Holt (1783 - 1844)


Elizabeth Davis Holt (1780 - 1818)



Mary Payne Holt (1814 - 1844)


Parthenia Overton Holt (1821 - 1906)



Hyrum Holt (1832 - 1832)


Jesse Washington Holt (1833 - 1833)

Sarah Ann Elizabeth Holt (1835 - 1835)


Leander Holt (1836 - 1844)


LeRoy Holt (1838 - 1910)


Mary Ann Holt Barker (1840 - 1916)


William Alma Holt (1842 - 1920)


John James Payne Holt (1844 - 1845)


Dandridge Overton Holt (1846 - 1847)


Joseph James Overton Holt (1848 - 1853)


Nancy Cathrine Holt Slade (1850 - 1931)


Franklin Overton Holt (1852 - 1929)


Clarissa Jane Overton Holt (1853 - 1854)


Calista Overton Holt (1855 - 1855)


Rachel Overton Holt Cottam (1856 - 1942)


George Albert Holt (1858 - 1935)


Parthenia Overton Holt (1861 - 1863)


Henry Davis Holt (1864 - 1959)

Inscription: In Memory Of James Holt Born Feb 10, 1804, in North Carolina, Died Jan 25, 1894. An Amiable Father here lies at rest As ever God with his image blest the friend of man the friend of truth the friend of age the guide of youth.

Burial: Holt Cemetery, Enterprise (Washington County), Washington County, Utah, USA, Plot: B4

Maintained by: JJH

Originally Created by: Karen Todora

Record added: Mar 05, 2008

Find A Grave Memorial# 25076561

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James Holt's Timeline

February 10, 1804
Halifax Co. North Carolina
January 11, 1840
Age 35
Johnson, Williamson, Illinois, United States
August 25, 1842
Age 38
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
October 28, 1850
Age 46
Fremont, Iowa, USA
July 31, 1852
Age 48
Indian Camp, Fork River, Iowa, United States
January 25, 1894
Age 89
Holt's Ranch (NE, Washington, UT)
Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States