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From: Deetsy <>
Subject: Re: [HOLDEN-NEWSLETTER] Thomas HOLDEN - Lauren Co., S.C. - 1790
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 15:51:10 -0500
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Richard Holden was living in Habersham Co.GA in 1819 & 1823 when he had land
transactions recorded. Some children were born there, and I have heard he
died there but have no proof.

On 11/10/07, Mark K Jackson <> wrote:
> Dianne and Kelly,
> I am Mark Jackson and most of my Holdens in the late 1700's and early
> 1800's were in the Pendleton District, S.C. I have gotten back to Richard
> Holden of 1777 born in Orange or Chatham Co.NC. He married a Sarah Barnes
> in 1797 in Pendleton District,SC and Most of their children were born there,
> they moved to Georgia either in the 1830's or 1840's. I believe
> My Richard is related but through his father or grandfather. We have found
> a Richard Holden Jr. of 1745 but we can not prove he is our Richard's
> father. and since Richard Holden of 1745 is a Jr. then his father would be
> Richard Holden Sr.
> Now to what you are interested in. Don Holden has researched the early
> Holdens a lot and this is part of what he sent me. I just included what he
> found on Thomas Holden: A LOOK AT EARLY HOLDENS IN ORANGE
> testing(DNA), it has been established that the Holdens of old Pendleton
> District,SC were linked with those of earlier Orange and Chatham Counties,
> NC. The earliest known Holden in that area of North Carolina was Thomas
> Holden who was there at least by 1755 when he was listed as a taxpayer. His
> birthyear is not known, but it is believed that he died about 1771 in Orange
> County. Some of this group of Holdens lived in Chatham County which was
> formed from Orange County in 1770. Included in that group was Richard Holden
> who was in Orange County as early as 1764. He died in Chatham County about
> 1774. His birthyear is not known either. Probate records indicate that his
> wife's name
> was Mary and he had a son named Richard Holden Jr. Based on deed records,
> Richard Jr. was in Chatham County as late as 1788. He probably was the
> Richard Holden enumerated in the 1790 Pendleton District, SC census. He was
> born between 1740 and 1750. He lived in Pendleton District for many years.
> Based on an indenture dated Oct 1788 between Richard Holden and James
> Lasater, it was determined that Richard Jr.'s wife was named Catren
> (possibly Catherine). Another early Holden in Chatham County was James.
> Court records show that James, Richard, and Thomas served on several road
> work crews. The earliest record of that was in August 1764 when they were
> working near the Haw River.
> Dianne, How could i get a copy of the entire 1800 census of
> Pendleton district,SC like you have??
> Sincerely,
> Mark Jackson.
> Deetsy <> wrote:
> Kelly,
> I have a copy of the entire 1800 Census of Pendleton District, S.C. It not
> only is a census but has much info on the many families.
> On page 90 is info on the ' Hugh Brown ' family. Included is the following
> info:
> " THOMAS HOLDEN was granted a farm on the north side of the Tugaloo
> River 1 Jan.1787, which was bought eventually (1794) by David Brown;
> David and his wife Jane sold this land 19 Nov.1796 to Thomas Armstrong,
> with Joseph and Samuel Brown as Witnesses, and was not found in the
> 1800 census."
> Page 94: (same source) Thomas Holden of Laurens District was granted
> 111 acres on the north side of Tugaloo River and another
> tract on
> Devil's Fork of Generostee Creek 1 Jan. 1787. The Tugaloo
> land eventually came into the hands of David Brown who with
> his
> wife Jane sold it 21 Jan. 1797 to Thomas Armstrong: Thomas
> Holden and his wife Margaret of Laurens District sold the
> other
> land 26 July 1799 to William McGregory.
> Also enumerated on the 1800 census is a David Holden: 01200-00301-00
> Hope this helps. I too have been trying to run down the Holdens in upper
> S.C.,
> N.C. & northern GA. Keep me posted, maybe we can be of help to each other.
> Dianne Holden
> On 9/18/07, Kelly Graham wrote:
> > Hello all :)
> >
> > I haver a "Thomas HOLDEN" purchasing land on the Enoree River in Laurens
> > Co. from
> > John LINDSAY and his wife, Mary. This seems to be the earliest I have
> > found any "Thomas
> > Holden in the area, inclung neighboring Spartansburg County, across the
> > Enoree.
> >
> > Is there any documented-mention -/- evidence of a "Thomas Holden" in the
> > Uplands of South
> > Carolina earlier than 1790? I'm trying to see whether or not this is the
> > "Thomas Holden" who
> > reportedly came from Massachusetts.
> >
> > Thank you for you time :)
> >
> > Kelly Paul Graham
> > Houston, Texas
> >
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> D.Holden
> Habersham Co.GA.
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