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Henry Lafayette HOLDEN
Mary Ladosca SMOTHERS
Husband:  Henry Lafayette HOLDEN
Birth:  Jun 1845, Guilford Co., NC
Death:  1903, presumably in Morehead Twp., Guilford Co., NC
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Solomon D. HOLDEN
Mother:  Martha Penelope EULISS
Marriage:  8 Oct 1867, Guilford Co., NC
Wife:  Mary Ladosca SMOTHERS
Birth:  Aug 1851, Guilford Co., NC
Death:  5 May 1928, Guilford Co., NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Alfred SMOTHERS
Mother:  Matilda SMOTHERS, d/o Charles SMOTHERS
Children born in Guilford Co., NC:
1.  Edward Seymour "Eddie" HOLDEN, b. Aug 1869
2.  Henry Clifford "Cliff" HOLDEN, b. Dec 1874 
3.  Daisy A. HOLDEN, b. 1879
4.  [Caroline] Carrie A. HOLDEN, b. Sep 1881
5.  Pinckney E. HOLDEN, b. Dec 1883
6.  Algernon Porter HOLDEN, b. 1 May 1886; d. 30 Sep 1974, Guilford Co., NC
7.  Archibald HOLDEN, b. Jul 1887
8.  Ruby Mae HOLDEN, b. Feb 1894 

Mary had ten children, so we've two more to identify.  One appears to be:
.  J. Alvin HOLDEN, b. 187?, NC

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10-11 of 51):  Greensboro P.O., Gilmer Twp., Guilford Co., NC, Roll M593_1140, pp. 90B-91A, PN 10-11, 71/71, enumerated 7 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Holden Henry 23 M W Farmer     North Carolina
   "   Mary 20 F W Keeping house     "
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Holden Edward  1 M W       North Carolina
Blount Alfred 12 M B no occupation     "
Listed next to Henry's father, Solomon HOLDEN.

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I really looked.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 28 indexed "Wolden"):  Morehead Twp., Guilford Co., NC, Roll T623_1198, p. 136B, SN 12, SD 6, Ed 65, enumerated 21 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
212 213 Holden Henry L Head W M Jun 1845 54 M 33     NC NC NC Farmer     Y Y Y O F F 85
    ______ Mary L Wife W F Apr 1851 49 M 33 10 9 NC NC NC       Y Y Y        
    ______ Carry A Dau W F Sep 1881 18 S       NC NC NC     0 Y Y Y        
    ______ Pinckney E Son W M Dec 1883 16 S       NC NC NC Farm laborer 0 4 Y Y Y        
    ______ Algernon P Son W M May 1886 14 S       NC NC NC     2 Y Y Y        
    ______ Archibald Son W M Jul 1887 12 S       NC NC NC     2 Y Y Y        
    ______ Ruby May Dau W F Feb 1894  6 S       NC NC NC       Y Y Y        

5b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com): 

6.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Mary or any of the children who were with her in 1900.  Clifford is in Guilford Co., NC.

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Mary, but the handwriting of the enumerator for Guilford Co., NC, is dreadful, so she may have been mis-indexed.  Some of the children are living in Morehead Twp., Guilford Co., NC:  Archie/Archer HOLDEN (æ 28, b. NC, married) and his unmarried sister, Carrie HOLDEN (æ 30?, b. NC); Algernon P. HOLDEN (æ 34, b. NC) on p. 232B, next to J. Alvin HOLDEN (æ 4?, b. NC); Pinkney R. HOLDEN (æ 33, b. NC; p. 233A) on p. 233A; Cliff HOLDEN (æ 47, b. NC) on p. 236A.  One is in Guilford Co., NC (exact location not decipherable):  Edward L. HOLDEN (æ 52, b. NC) on p. 216A. 

8a.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mary not found, as expected.  Algernon P. HOLDEN (æ 43, b. NC) is in Jefferson, Guilford Co., NC.

8b.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #37 of 61):  High Point Road, Morehead Twp., Guilford Co., NC, Roll 1696, p. 282A, SN 19A, ED 41-76, SD 2, enumerated 16 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
331 336 Hiatt Charles Head O ???? R Y M W 58 M 30 N Y NC NC NC Y Keeper Cemetary W Y N 16
    _____ Daisy Wife         F W 52 M 24 N Y NC NC NC Y None          
    Holden Carrie Sister-In-Law         F W 49 S   N Y NC NC NC Y None          

WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  A Post-em there by Susie Nuckols says there is a death record in Guilford Co., NC, for Mary L. HOLDEN (d. 5-5-1928), father Alfred SMOTHERS. 

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