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Parthenia Overton Holt b. 1821, d.906, 2nd Wife of James Holt

This history was prepared and written by a granddaughter, Mary Ann Cottam Miller. Parthenia Overton, daughter of Dandrirge and Dorcas Wayman Overton was born July 12th, 1821 near Salem, Indiana. Her father was a school teacher and his children had the … Continue reading

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The James Holt Home in Nauvoo

Does anyone out there have any more information about this home? From James Holt’s Autobiography: In the spring of 1840, I started with my family for Nauvoo, the City of the Saints. I got as far as Pleasant Vale Stake, … Continue reading

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James Holt and his sick horse, 1940 Nauvoo

From Jame Holt’s autobiography: Soon after my arrival in Nauvoo, my only horse took sick, and hearing of a horse doctor close by, I went to see him. He said if I would give him half what the horse was worth … Continue reading

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James Holt, 27 June 1844: “They have murdered the prophet of God”

In an obituary written by William Alma Holt, son of James Holt: 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 … Continue reading

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James Holt Reveals Martyrdom of Joseph Smith on 27 June 1844

James Holt was my 3rd Great-grandpa.  Here is an experience he had in 1844: Published, LDS Church News “Historical Vignettes” Date, unknown. An overflow crowd had gathered in the Lebanon, Tenn., courthouse to listen to two Mormon elders. It was … Continue reading

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Rachel Holt Cottam b. 14 June 1856

Rachel Holt was born June 14th 1856 at North Ogden, Utah to James Holt and Parthenia Overton Holt. Her parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in its early days. While living in Johnson County, … Continue reading

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LeRoy Payne Holt b. 27 March 1838, d. 10 Nov 1910

Leroy Holt was the son of James and Mary Pain Holt. He was born 27 March 1838 in Johnston County, Illinois. He moved with his parents and family to Nauvoo, Illinois in the fall of 1841 and remained there during … Continue reading

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