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James Reid Holt
12/13/1831 - 2/19/1890
(Shown at age 39)
James Reid Holt was born on December 13, 1831 somewhere in Georgia and died on February 19, 1890 in Cass Co., Texas. He lived to be 58 years old.

His parents were Anderson Holt and Lurena Terry Holt.

James married Euphrasia Palmyra Saunders. They had eight children:
  1. Yelva Gertrude (1874-1955),
  2. Lurena Arizona (1876-1953),
  3. Embry Alexander (1871-1951),
  4. Mary Alice (1865-1900),
  5. Elian Tison (1869-1931),
  6. William Lucius (1860-1864),
  7. James Archilles (Jamie) (1879-1887),
  8. Love (1883 -1951)
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Census7/11/1860 GA (Worth County) 28 yrs old 
350, 306 - James R. Holt ( age28), Palmira Holt (20) & William Holt (3mos) all born in GA. James is a Co. School teacher.  
Census6/19/1880 Dover GA (Terrell County) 48 yrs old 
186, 202 -James Holt (age 49), Eriphrasia Holt (40), Mary Holt (14), Elian Holt (11), Embry Holt (9), Gertrude Holt (7), Lou Holt (5) & Jimie Holt (4mos). All were born in GA. James is a farmer.  
Graveyard/Tombstone2/18/1890 Antioch Cemetery TX (Cass County) 58 yrs old 
James Reid Holt - 12/13/1831 - 2/18/1890  

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1 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
2 1833 Walker County is formed.
5 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
6 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
7 1838 Chattooga County formed
16 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
19 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
20 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
21 1852 Taylor County formed.
22 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
23 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
25 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
26 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
27 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
39 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
44 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
8 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
13 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
22 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
25 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
28 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
34 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
38 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
46 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
48 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
58 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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3 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
30 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
31 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
51 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
54 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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4 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
6 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
9 1840 Oregon Trail is established
11 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
24 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
29 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
31 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
32 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
34 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
37 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
44 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
45 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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2 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Euphrasia Saunders
Born on April 21, 1840 and died about 1909
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The Children of James Reid Holt

26 years old
Elian Tyson Holt
Born somewhere in Georgia on February 18, 1869 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1930. He was about 60 years old.

Elian married Mary E. Smith and they had the following children:
  1. Joseph Samuel,
  2. James Allen (1893-1978),
  3. Margret Yelva (1897),
  4. Archilles P...
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37 years old
Love Holt
Born somewhere in Georgia on June 24, 1883 and died in Cass Co., Texas on May 9, 1951. He was 67 years old.

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