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Holts in Decatur and Mitchell County GA

Holts in Decatur and Mitchell County GA

Posted: 11 May 2008 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Holts, Rachaels
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.

Ancestry
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 Hole; 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.


Census:

1840 Census of Decatur County, GA
22 29 Holt Fowler

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

1850 Census of Decatur County, GA p.73A
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
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


Graves:

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 love to correspond with anyone researching these families.

Thanks, Mike

Re: Holts in Decatur and Mitchell County GA

Posted: 13 May 2008 5:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Holt, Hott, Hottenstein, Young, Brickle, Holtberg, Lyman, Clahoun
Hi, from all that I have been able to find about Willis and Lewis Holt, they are from Washington County, Georgia back to at lease 1840, 1830 Jones County, with possibly the father being Thomas, in 1820 census, also from Washington County.


1820
Washington County, Georgia
Thomas Holt
males= 2-under 5, 1-15/20, 1-30/40, 1-60/70
females= 2-under 5, 1-5/10, 1-20/30, 1-50/60
( I am using the age scale used in the 1830 census, which may not be correct for the 1820 census)


1830
Washington County, Georgia
Ellis Holt
1-20/30 male
1-20/30 female

Susannah Holt
male= 1-15/20, 1-20/30
female= 1-15/20, 1-20/30, 1-40/50

Jones County
Lewis Holt
male= 1-20/30
females= 1-5/10, 1-20/30


1840
District 92, Washington County, Georgia
Willis Holt
males= 2 under 5, 1-5/10, 1-30/40
females= 1-20/30

living 2 families away from Willis
Mary Holt
males= 1 under 5, 1-5/10, 1-30/40
females= 2 under 5, 1-5/10, 1-20/30, 1-60/70

District 90
Lewis A/H Holt
males= 1 under 5, 1=5/10, 1-30/40
females= 1 under 5, 1-5/10, 1-15/20, 1-20/30, 1-30/40

1850
Division 8, Leon County, Florida
Willis Holt/Hott, 35, 1815, Ga
Betsy, 25, 1825, Ga
Russell, 14, 1836, Ga
John, 12, 1838, Ga
Ellis, 10, 1840, Ga
Mary Ann, 9, 1841, Ga
Penny Ann, 9, 1841, Ga
James, 6, 1844, Fl
Eliza, 3/12, 1850, Fl
Elizabeth, 2, 1848, Fl
(note age of Elizabeth and Russell, census taken must be mistaken)

living next door
Nathan Holt/Hott, 52, 1798, Ga
Acklin, 35, 1815, SC
Joshua, 18, 1832, Ga
Ann, 16, 1834, Ga
William, 15, 1835, Ga
Asa H., 13, 1837, Ga
Bartley, 11, 1839, Fl
Woodey, 5, 1845, Fl
Morgan Brickle, 15, 1835, Fl
Richard B. Brickle, 13, 1837, Fl
William Brickle, 7, 1843, Fl
Margaret Brickle, 5, 1845, Fl
Elisabeth HOLT, 4/12, 1850. Fl
Wyatt Young, 30, 1820, SC
(the transcriber of this record has Ackin down to Woodey as HOTTENSTEIN, clearly not listed as Hottenstein on census image.)

District 91, Washington County, Georgia
Lewis A/H. Holt, 46, 1804, NC
Sarah, 50, 1800, Ga
Benj'a, 17, 1833, Ga
Mary L., 16, 1834, Ga
Rebeca F., 12, 1838, Ga
Nancy C., 10, 1840 Fl
James, 9, 1841, Fl

1860
Concord, Gadsden County, Florida
Willis Holt, 49, 1811, Ga
Elizabeth, 41, 1819, Ga
Russel, 24, 1836, Fl
Mary A., 19, 1841, Fl
Penny, 17, 1843, Fl
James, 13, 1847, Fl
Eliza, 11, 1849, Fl
Willis, 9, 1851, Fl
John R., 7, 1853, Fl
Elizabeth, 5, 1855, Fl
Franklin, 3, 1857, Fl
(transcriber has all children listed as Holtberg, they clearly are not listed as Holtberg on the census image)

Washington County, Georgia P.O. Sandersville
Lewis A. Holt, 53, 1807, NC
Sarah, 56, 1804, Ga
Francis, 21, 1839, Ga
Nancy, 20, 1840, Ga
James J., 18, 1842, Ga
Charles Lyman, 50, 1810, Ga
Winney Calhoun, 45, 1815, Ga

1870
Gadsden County, Florida P.O. Quincy
Willis Holt, 59, 1811, Ga
Elizabeth, 50, 1820, Ga
Eliza, 20, 1850, Fl
Elizabeth, 16, 1854, Fl
Franklin, 13, 1857, Fl
Thomas, 8, 1862, Fl


Peacocks, District 91, Washington County, Georgia
Benj. W. Holt, 37, 1833, Ga
Margaret, 30, 1840, Ga
Ellena, 5, 1865, Ga
LEWIS H., 3, 1867, Ga
Ben L., 1, 1869, Ga
Maria, black, 12, 1858, Ga
J. F. Stapleton, 22, 1848, Ga

I haven't searched for anything else. The reason I included Thomas and Ellis is because of the 1820 and 1830 census and Willis names a son Ellis and a son Thomas.

I hope this is a help.
Good Luck
Donna
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