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Alfred HOLT
Harriet Permelia THOMASON
Husband:  Alfred HOLT
Birth:  7 Jun 1814, Greene Co., TN
Death:  29 Aug 1875, Colfax Co., WA
Occupation:  harness maker
Sister(?):  Frances J. HOLT, b. 1824/5, TN
Father:  Barrett W. HOLT (1778-1859)
Mother:  Anna DEWESSE
Marriage:  21 Mar 1844, Anderson Co., SC
Wife:  Harriet Permalia THOMASON
Birth:  3 Aug 1824, Abbeville Co., SC
Death:  4 Apr 1878, Colfax Co., WA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James THOMASON
Mothe:  Nancy Hollan WHITTEN
born in Anderson Co., SC:
1.  Julia Ann HOLT, b. 14 Sep 1845; d. 24 Jan 1885, Colfax Co., WA
2.  Frances Adella HOLT, b. 6 Dec 1847; d. 26 Oct 1928, Lane Co., OR
3.  William W. HOLT, b. Sep 1849 or 7 Oct 1849
4.  James Barrett HOLT, b. 21 Sep 1851
5.  Dionysius Melville HOLT, b. 15 Nov 1854
6.  Talulla / Tallulah Tecoa HOLT, b. 20 Jan 1857
7.  Sarah Eugenia HOLT, b. 23 Sep 1860
8.  Minnie Lee HOLT, b. 1860/61 or 21 Dec 1864

born in Harrisburg Pct., Linn Co., OR:
9.  Walter Alfred HOLT, b. Sep 1867

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Alfred HOLT
Spouse: Harriet P. THOMASON
Marriage: 21 Mar 1844, Anderson Court House, Anderson, South Carolina
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #68 of 339):  Western Division, Anderson Co., SC, Roll M432_848, p. 190B, 499/503, enumerated 21 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Alfred Holt 36 M   Harness Maker 400 Tennessee
Harriet P " 25 F       S.C.
July Ann  "  5 F       "
Frances A "  3 F       "
William W " 8/12 M       "
Frances J Holt 25 F       Tennessee
The elder Frances is presumably Alfred's sister.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 4):  Anderson C. House P.O., 4th Regiment, Honey Path, Anderson Co., SC, Roll M653_1212, p. 177A, PN 47, 342/342, enumerated 19 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Alfred Holt 46 M   Machanic 1000.00 100.00 Tennessee
H P Holt 36 F         So Ca
Julia A " 14 F         "
Frances A " 13 F         "
James B   " 10 M         "
Dionicus  "  8 M         "
Talula    "  3 F         "
F J Holt 33 F        50.00 Tennessee
The "So Ca" is written in a different hand with a pencil.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 26):  Harrisburg P.O., Harrisburg Pct., Linn Co., OR, Roll M593_1286, p. 607A, PN 17, 135/134, enumerated 27 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Holt Alfred 55 M W Farmer   580 North Carolina
  "  Hariet C 45 F W Keeping House     South Carolina
  "  Frances A 20 F W       South Carolina
  "  James B 18 M W Works on Farm     South Carolina
  "  Talulah 12 F W at Sch     South Carolina
  "  Dyonesius 16 M W       South Carolina
  "  Eugenia 10 F W at Sch     South Carolina
  "  Minnie  9 F W       South Carolina
  "  Walter  2 M W       Oregon
As far as we know, Alfred was born in Tennessee (see 1850 and 1860).  The "at Sch" is written in a different hand with a pencil.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 18):  Whitman Co., WA, Roll T9_1398, p. 375C, PN 3, SD, ED 58, enumerated 4 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  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 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
23 25 Holt James B W M 28     / Farmer   SC NC SC
    ____ Nellie W F 26 Wife   / Keeping house   OR AL MO
    ____ Cleo W F  3 Dau /       WA Ter SC OR
    ____ Walter W M 12 Bro /   At School / OR NC SC
    ____ Minnie W F 15 Sis /   At School / GA NC SC
As far as we know, the father of James, Walter, and Minnie was born in Tennessee, not North Carolina.  Based on the 1870 census, Minnie was born in South Carolina, not Georgia.  It's not unusual for orphaned children to be mistaken about their own or their parents' birthplaces.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  Email.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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