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Henry Holt was born April 6, 1803, at Hampton, Conn. His father, Nehemiah Holt, was a soldier of the Revolution, and participated in the battles of Long Island, Harlem Heights, Trenton and Princeton. He was an officer under Col. Knowlton, and assisted in the removal of the leaden statue of Geo. III. from its position at Bowling Green, which was manufactured into bullets for the Federal soldiers. He was born in 1756, and died June 5, 1824. The mother of Henry Holt was Sally (Dunlop) bolt. Mr. H. went from Connecticut to Oneida Co., N. Y., and thence to Herkimer Co., same State, moving in 1852 to sec. 3, this tp., where he now resides. His estate includes 450 acres of land, worth $50 an acre. He was married June 18, 1830, to Lorauzy M. Potter, of Norway, Herkimer Co., N. Y. She died April 21, 1835, leaving three children. Henry H., eldest son, was born March 27, 1831. He became eminent for ability, and served as Lieut. Governor of the State from '72 to '76. George A. was born Feb. 3, 1833, and was killed by a runaway team, Dec. 14, 1859. Gertrude L. was born March 27, 1835. She married Mr. Denison, of Ada, and is now deceased. Mr. Holt was married April 19, 1836, to Mary DeWitt. The record of their seven children is as follows: Francis E., born Sept. 21, 1837, died Nov. 13, 1863; Horace Gaylord, Nov. 18, 1839; Marion, Nov. 15, 1841; Charles F., March b, 1844; Sarah H., Jan. 5, 1847, died Aug. 1, 1850; Edward D., Feb. 11, 1849, died Aug. 6, 1850; Helen G., Nov. 25, 1854. Mr. Holt is a Republican, and himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church.

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