Category Archives: Holt Family

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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Estella Holt Smith b. 1872, d. 22 Feb 1942

As I’ve been looking through my family history records, and doing a bit of research, I came across these photos of Estella Holt “Stella,” daughter of William Alma Pain Holt and Sarah Wardle.  William and Mary Ann Pain Holt were … Continue reading

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Parthenia Overton Holt, Healer, Wart Charmer, and Reader of Tea Cups

Parthenia Overton Holt was the 2nd wife of my 3rd Great-grandfather, James Holt.  She cared for his little children after my 3rd Great-grandmother Mary died on the trail near the Iowa River in 1844.  She had some unique gifts, as … Continue reading

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Chronology of James Holt, Mary Payne and Parthenia Overton

Here is a chronology of the life of my 3rd Great-grandfather, James Holt.  He was married to Mary Payne and then Parthenia Overton.  These highlights are taken from his journal. Feb 10 1804   James Holt born in Halifax County North … Continue reading

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Holt Cemetery near Enterprise, Utah

In 1867 James Holt, my 3rd Great Grandpa, came to visit relatives in the little town of  Hamblin located at the north east part of the Mountain Meadows on the Old Spanish Trail. One morning he walked out north down the … Continue reading

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Remembering James Holt b. 10 January 1804, d. 25 January 1894

James Holt was born on 10 February 1804 in Halifax County, North Carolina, to Jesse and Elizabeth Davis Holt. He married Mary Pain in 1830. She died in 1845 and that same year he married Parthenia Overton. He became a … Continue reading

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