Contributed by: Betty Wiggins
This photo was taken shortly before he died at home in 1889.
You can see how consumption has taken its toll.
Here is information on my great grandmother Anne Mariah Holt Wallace's
brother William Henry Holt of Halifax Co, NC. William Henry Holt was the
son of Hiram Holt, Sr. and Wealthy Anne Irby. Hiram Holt, Sr., was the
son of Temperance Holt and grandson of Joseph Holt and Nancy Brinkley,
all of Halifax Co, NC.
William Henry Holt (b. 1843, d. 10/14/1889), died unmarried. Served in 24th
NC Regiment, imprisoned at Point Lookout, returned home at the end of the
war, and later died of consumption.
WILLIAM HENRY (X) HOLT WILL (6/551) 10 Oct 1889 Dec Ct 1889:
To my sister Annie Maria Wallace - all my personal and real estate. My
executor is to sell enough of my land to pay my debts. Exe. friend James
T. Gooch. Wit. J. E. Green, J. A. Spears
324-(158) 14 Nov 1889. JAMES T. GOOCH testified that WILLIAM HENRY HOLT
died with will. Estate valued at $1200. Heir: ANNIE MARIA WALLACE. J. T.
GOOCH. Appointed 3 Dec 1889.
HOLT, WILLIAM HENRY James T. Gooch qualified as exr. Dec. 3, 1889. Only
heir was Annie Maria Wallace.
WILLIAM HENRY HOLT - OBIT from the Roanoke News, Thursday, October 17, 1889:
DEATH. - William Henry Holt died at his residence near town on the 14th
inst., of consumption, aged 43 years. He was a private in the 24th N. C.,
regiment, company D, Capt. W. J. Squiggins; served through the entire war,
was wounded at the battle of Hare's Hill Marsh March 26th, 1865, and being
in the hospital at Richmond when that city surrendered, was captured and
taken to Point Lookout. He was released after Gen. Lee surrendered and
returned home in June 1865. He began to farm, which occupation he pursued
until overtaken with disease. He was a good soldier and citizen; was prompt
to discharge his duties and was an honest reliable man, attending
exclusively to his own affairs. He was buried Tuesday afternoon at the
burying ground on the place, the services being conducted by the Rev. P. N.
Ancestry.com -- Military Records:
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: William H. Holt
Regiment State/Origin: North Carolina
Regiment Name: 24 North Carolina Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 24th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M230 roll 19
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: William Holt ,
Residence: Halifax County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 15 May 1862
Enlistment Place: Halifax County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 May 1862 at the age of 19.
Enlisted in Company D, 24th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 May 1862.
NC State Archives MARS:
Title: Holt, William H.
Call Number: WB-6/551(AR )
MARS Id: 247.75.2.841 (Item)
Scope / Contents:
Recorded Copy: WB-6/551 (WB = Will Book)
Original: AR (Original will is in the North Carolina State Archives,
Location where will was probated: Halifax County (N. C.)
Halifax County (N. C.)
Holt, William H.
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