William Henry Holt

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. Stainback. Ancestry.com -- Military Records: U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Name: William H. Holt Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: North Carolina Regiment Name: 24 North Carolina Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 24th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry Company: D 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. Sources: 16 NC State Archives MARS: Title: Holt, William H. Years: 1889 Call Number: WB-6/551(AR ) MARS Id: (Item) Scope / Contents: Recorded Copy: WB-6/551 (WB = Will Book) Original: AR (Original will is in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.) Location where will was probated: Halifax County (N. C.) Index Terms: Geographic Names: Halifax County (N. C.) Personal Names: Holt, William H.

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