Mary Anne Johnson Holt (1826 – )

”JOHNSTON, MARY ANNE (HOLT), patriotic worker, was born in 1826, in Augusta, Ga.; daughter of William White and Mary Arinton (Ware) Holt, the former an officer in the War of 1812 and judge for nineteen years of the middle district of Georgia; granddaughter of Dr. William Holt, of Virginia, a Revolutionary soldier. She was an earnest worker in the Ladies’ memorial association. About 1858 she and her husband moved to Montgomery County and located on a large plantation, near McGehee’s Switch. After the war they removed to Montgomery. Married: in 1853, to William Johnston, son of Archibald Simpson and Agnes Bolton (Ewing) Johnston, the former a native of Kort, Glasgow, Scotland, the latter of Charleston, 3. C. Last residence: Montgomery.”

Source:  History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 3, by Thomas McDory Owen and Marie Bankhead Owen, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921, page 919

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