Edward Rowell Holt (1833 -1904)

“HOLT, EDWARD ROWELL, planter and clerk circuit court, was born January 25, 1833, in Richmond, Ga., and died November 2, 1904, in Montgomery; son of Judge William White and Mary Arinton (Ware) Holt, the former a native of Campbell County, Va., who later lived in Augusta Ga., a commissioned officer of the War of 1812…

He. Holt was educated in the common schools; removed to Montgomery County and devoted himself to planting; and later he held the office of clerk of the circuit court of that county.  He was a member of Hilliards’ Legion, C.S. Army, for a short time in 1862, but because of poor health he was given the appointment of commissary agent in Montgomery County for the remainder of the war.

He was an old line Whig but became a Democrat after the war; Methodist; Mason; an member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Married: April 2, 1857, to Mary Augusta, daughter of Dr. Carnot and Sarah Bozier (Hallis) Bellinger (q.v.).  Children: William Carnot, m. Sallie Blount Fannin; 2. Sallie Bozier m. James Bethune Allen; 3. Mary Ware; 4. Augusta; 5. Elbert Augustus, long a planter and business man, but now secretary of the Scott Rite masonic bodies of Montgomery, m. (1) Nancy Fannin Copeland,and (2) Elizabeth Calloway Moore, sister of George Fleming Moore (q.v.); 6. Edward Rowell, jr., m. Elizabeth Ellis Agnew, both members of Confederate patriotic organizations,and the latter secretary of the Ladies Memorial Association of Montgomery; 7. Mary Bellinger.

Last residence: Montgomery.”

Source:  History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen and Marie Bankhead Owen, The S.J. Clark, Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921, page 1835

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