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Descendants of Michael Holt

Generation No. 1

1. MICHAEL3 HOLT (MARTIN *2 HOLD, JONAS1) was born 30 December 1696 in Stettin, Wuerttemberg, Germany, and died November 1767 in Orange County, North Carolina. He married ANNA ELIZABETH SCHEIBLE Abt. 1716 in Spotsylvania, Virginia. She was born 17 September 1700 in Nuenburg, Baden, Germany.

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Birth: 1696 in Stetten am Heuchelberg, Germany

From William Lee Anderson III:
In 1717, Michael Holt left Germany for America. During a stop in London, the ship’s captain was forced to pay debts by contracting many passengers as indentured servants. Consequently, Michael Holt worked for seven years for Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood in a settlement called Germanna (Troxler 1999:48).
The Holt name in German is Hold.

From notes on Germanna:
Founded in 1730, St. Mark's Parish covered the western part of Spotsylvania Co. On 1 Jan 1735, Orange County was formed and St. Mark's became the parish for it. At this time, Orange Co. included several of the present day counties, including an area in the Shenandoah Valley. When Culpeper Co. was formed in mid-century, St. Mark's became the parish for what is today's Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties. In 1752, Bromfield Parish was split off. St. Mark's included several pockets of Germans (Mt. Pony, Little Fork, and the Robinson River) at some time during its existence. The following members of the Germanna community are mentioned in the Vestry minutes: Frederick Cobler, Michael Holt, Thomas Wayland's wife, Matthias Blankenbaker, Jacob Holtzclaw, Jacob Fishback, Frederick Zimmerman, Christopher Kabler, Conrad Cabler, John Cobler, and Woolfenbarger.

Michael Holt (Hold in German) came as a young bachelor and found a wife in Virginia. He was accompanied by his mother and step father (John Spade/Johannes Späth). They were from the village of Stetten am Heuchelberg, which is a bigger name than the village. There are four roads out of town, one to Gemmingen, one to Schwaigern, one to Zaberfeld, and one to Brackenheim. All four of these villages have been mentioned and none are more than a few miles away. Incidentally, descendants have sponsored some research, which has disclosed some technical errors in the "Before Germanna" account. Michael Holt's claim to being a member of the Second Colony is based on the lawsuit of Spotswood against him, and having land patented in 1726.
Abstract of will:

Will of Michael Holt. Dated 31 June 1765, proved Nov 1767.

wife: Elizabeth son: Peter

"my children" name and number not stated.

Executors: "my dear son Michael Holt, Junior, and Nicholas Holt, Junior."
Witnesses: John Butler, William Carlisle

From Joe Holt:
"CASSELL'S GERMAN DICTIONARY", German-English, English-German:

"hold [holt], adj. gracious, friendly; pleasing, charming, winsome, lovely;
(pred.) well-disposed, favourable, propitious (Dat.,to); - er Friede, gentle
peace; mein -es Madchen, my sweet girl; ihm -sein, be attached to or (coll.)
sweet on him."

The Key, here is the [holt] above. The [ ] indicates proper: "pronunciation in international phonetic alphabet".

The proper pronunciation of "Hold" in German is the same as "Holt" in
English. Michael Hold probably changed the spelling of the family name after reaching Virginia so the pronunciation would be the same as in German or maybe Michael could not write and a scribe changed the spelling.

Immigrated to America in 1716/17 with his mother and Step-father, John Spade (Johannes Spath).

KEGLEY'S VIRGINIA FRONTIER, The Beginning of the Southwest, The Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783; By: F.B. Kegley. Published by The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.A., MCMXXXVIII. Pg. 22:

"About the year 1724 fourteen High-Germans who had come to Gemanna in 1717 came into disfavor with Gov. Spotswood, because of a misunderstanding about their transportation charges. After an appeal to the Council and a trial in court they moved west and settled in the forks of the Robinson and Rapidan Rivers where they became a thrifty community, building Hebron Lutheran Church as early as 1740.

Special precaution was taken to keep down Indian disturbances in Spotsylvania County. The commanding officer of the militia was impowered and required to order out parties of the militia to seize and apprehend all Indians found ranging in those parts whether they be tributary or foreign. In case they were of the Five Nations without passports they were to be conveyed to Williamsburg and dealt with according to the late Act of Assembly for enforcing the treaties made with foreign Indians. Settlers were allowed as much land as they wanted.

THE NAME OF THE GERMANS WHO FIRST PATENTED LAND ON THE ROBINSON RIVER ARE: Zacharias Fleshman, Henry Snider, John and Michael Tower-Toner-Tanner or Turner, Mathias Blankenbaker, Nicholas and Belthaser Blankenbaker, John Broyles, George Utz, George Shieble, Nicholas Yager, Christopher Zimmerman, Michael Smith, Jacob Crigler, Michael Clore, Michael Cook, George Mayer, George Woodruff, Mathias Beller, Michael Kaifer, Michael Holt, William Cimberman-Carpenter."


Michael Hold arrived in Virginia in 1717 with a group of families known in history and genealogy as the Second German Colony or the Colony of 1717. Other families. "The story of this colony has been told by several historians: Charles E. Kemper, William Wallace Scott, Rev. W.P. Huddle, Arthur Leslie Keith, Claude Lindsay Yowell, B.C. Holtzclaw" [1].

Alexander Spotswood, British Governor of Virginia, 1710-1722. "One of the first British colonial governors of North America to appreciate the economic value of the western frontier." [2]

Governor Spotswood, being concerned by the Indian problem in the colony, meet in Williamsburg, with a band of chiefs and on the 27 February 1714 the colonial government made treaties with the Nottoways, Saponis, and Tuscaroras. The Tuscaroras had the most northern site for their people, between the James River and north to the Rappahannock. By midsummer, the Tuscaroras had broken the treaty and returned to North Carolina, leaving this large area of the frontier unprotected. During this same period, a group of forty German-Swiss peasants had arrived in Virginia with their passage unpaid and no prospect of employment. Spotswood seeing the opportunity available, paid 150 pounds for their transportation, and used these German immigrants to establish a colony and build the first iron works in the northern frontier. This was to be the first iron works in the New World.

"Spotswood wrote to the "Lords of Trade in London": In order to supply that part (of the frontier) which was to have been covered by the Tuscaroras, I have placed here a number of Protestant Germans, built them a fort, and finished it with two pieces of cannon and some ammunition, which will awe the straggling parties of northern Indians and be a good barrier for all that part of the country. In that message he explained that the Germans had been sent to Virginia by the Baron de Graffenried. They were miners in the old country, and they had already found evidence of silver and other ores along the Rappahannock (river). Spotswood, hoped that the Board of Trade would let him put them to work developing iron mines. Their colony was named Germanna - a German settlement under the protection of good Queen Anne." [3]

The Germanna Colony, located where "the Rappahannock meet the swift waters of the Rapidan. There, thirty miles from the last outlying farms, the Germans set to work, clearing a site on the riverbank and building a fortified town, which Spotswood, with his instinct for defense and for geometry, had laid out a five-sided palisade with a five-walled blockhouse in its center."[3]

"Twelve miles beyond its junction with the Rappahannock, the Rapidan (originally Rapid Anna) curved through the forest in an abrupt horseshoe. The walled town lay in the loop of the river. Now it was a hinterland, but in less than a decade it would become Spotswood's home."[3]

"Just nine German families comprised the first settlement. Regularity ruled the lives of these settlers. Their blockhouse doubled as a church, and inside they gathered daily for prayers. Sunday brought each house having, at twenty feet distance, a low-roofed hog shed and hen coop. The Assembly at Williamsburg excused the Germanna settlers from paying taxes for a period of seven years because of the protection they provided the colony."[3]

"In October, 1714, Spotswood received word that Queen Anne had died in August and had left no heir, thus after 111 years, the Stuart rule had ended. Spotswood proclaimed the new Sovereign, His Majesty, King George. The son of a German granddaughter of James I, the new monarch spoke no English and he knew next to nothing of the distant British dominions.'[3]

"A German born king, Spotswood believed, would support his plans for iron making in Germanna."[3] "It was during this period that Spotswood stake claim to sixty thousand acres of land in the northern frontier, to include the land the Germanna, and thus began the process to recruit additional German families for the Germanna mining operations and settlements."[2]


"The families of the Second Germanna Colony, mostly Lutherans seeking to escape from the persecutions of the French, traveled up the Rhine River to board ship at Rotterdam."[3] "Their ship departed on 12 July 1717, en route to Pennsylvania. The colonists' choice of vessel was, in hindsight, profoundly unfortunate. They made the customary stop in London, but there, they were detained for several weeks, while their captain (Capt. Scott) was imprisoned for debt."[5] It is reported by THE GERMANNA RECORD, a publication by the Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies of Virginia, Inc.; "food supplies dwindled while passengers waited for the captain's release. Actual starvation took the lives of many passengers at sea." "The revised list of constituency of the 1717 colony shows that at least 138 persons left Germany at the time, so perhaps as many as fifty people perished, most of them children."[4]

"Very little is known about the actual voyage across the ocean, but once arrived, the captain did not land in Pennsylvania, but landed in Virginia."[3] "Their captain's heart had not been soften by his own recent experiences, but sought to replenish himself at the expense of the friendless Germans. He claimed that they had not paid their passage money, which claim may have been true, and refused to allow them to land until Governor Spotswood gave him the amount he demanded."[2] "While Spotswood may have recognized the injustice done these immigrants, he obtained agreement in advance to extract eight years of indentured labor from them. He profited from the situation by gaining an additional year of service, as the normal time was only seven years, and they were indentured to Gov. Spotswood, not the British Government.'[3] "The captain released the immigrants to Spotswood but only after he had confiscated all of their belongings. Spotswood, established them at or near Germanna. where the original colony was located."[2]

There are many reasons these immigrants left their homelands; one, except persecution from the French; another "consists of a notation made in the Evangelical Lutheran death register at Gemminger, Baden. The parish's conscientious minster recorded a list of families who left Gemmingen in 1717, with the following explanation: (Translation: 12 July 1717, the following listed parents, together with their children, expect to move away from here, wanting to take ship to Pennsylvania, and there in the hardship of the wilderness better their piece of bread than they could here. Not just from here, however, but many people are leaving other villages as well, with the same intention)."[4] To ensure this improved life was an offer of a grant of land equal to fifty acres per person, per family, for each family locating in the wilderness of the colonies (1714).

"The Williamsburg Assembly, with approval from the Board of Trade, in January, 1721 created two new counties; Brunswick and Spotsylvania. In addition, to protect British lands and subjects from "the growing French on the Mississippi and the dangers of which their presents justly alarmed, two land laws were passed. On opened the Piedmont to unlimited grants (of land) with no charges except survey and recording fees; the other virtually waived the requirement that land be occupied and improved."[3]

The first settlers of Germanna Colony were not indentured laborers, and "white men in Virginia were not long content to work for others, and in 1717 the rentless German-Swiss left Spotswood's employ, moving to land what is now Fauquier County."[3] These workers were replaced by the Second Germanna Colony of 1717, and were indentured to Spotswood for eight years. "He also acquired a new mine tract of fifteen thousand acres for them to develop."[3]

"The customary period of indentured service in Virginia was seven years, but as the 1717 colonists approached the end of their indenture, Governor Spotswood was reluctant to allow them their freedom. He filed a suit against nineteen men." Michael Holt and George Scheible were among the nineteen. "Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, 1724-30, p.8."[1]

"In 1725 the entire colony, now released, moved to the Robinson River near the foot of the Blue Mountains, in the present Madison County, Virginia. Here in June, 1726, they received large patents of land. They had chosen for their home a place that stood on the very border of civilization. Surrounded thus by the dangers and difficulties of the frontier life they made their homes and reached a certain degree of prosperity. There is no evidence that any of them wearing of their lot an easier life in the already settled portions of Virginia or Pennsylvania."[2]

"Until 1734, the German Colony of 1717 lived in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia (formed 1720/21), first on the south side of the Rappahannock River near Germanna, about twenty miles above Fredericksburg, and later on the Robinson and Rapidan Rivers. On January 1, 1734/35, the area in which they lived became Orange Co.; on May 18, 1749, Culpeper Co., and in 1792, Madison County."[2]


"That Michael Holt accompanied his mother and stepfather to Virginia is evidenced in a court record of 7 May 1723 that excused Geroge Shably and John Spade from paying levies (taxes) because of their advanced age. The Holt and Spade families, as they were known in Virginia, came from Steten am Heuchelberg, where Michael Hold was christened 30 December 1696, making him twenty years old when he arrived in Virginia."[1]

"Michael Holt's history in Virginia parallels that of the other Second Germanna Colony or Colony of 1717 immigrants. He was enjoined in the lawsuit with Alexander Spotswood in 1724, (Col. Alexander Spotswood vs John Broyl et al, Spotsylvania County, Order Book 1724-30, p.8) received a grant of 400 acres in the Robinson River area on 24 June 1726, (Virginia Patent Book 12, p. 477) and is mentioned in numerous civil records during his lifetime."[1]

"Michael married Elizabeth Scheible, daughter of Johann Georg Scheible, of whom above , before 7 September 1725 when they jointly sued Friedrich Cobbler, another Germanna colonist. Then Michael Holt was granted another 245 acres in the same area on 28 September 1728 (Virginia Patent Book 14, p. 100). He accompanied Rev. John Casper Stoever to Germany in 1734 to collect funds the Hebron Lutheran Church of Virginia. Keith reports that Holt and Stoever became estranged during the trip."[1] "Rev. Stoever remained in Danzig, Germany and continued to collect funds for the new church in Virginia. Michael left Danzig and stopped in London on his return trip. In London, he engaged an assistant for Pastor Stoever, the Rev. George Samuel Klug, who was ordained August 30, 1736 at Danzig. Michael Holt was in Orange Co., Va. by April, 1738."[2] "Stoever died on the return voyage."[6] "Michael Holt and his sons: George, Nicholas, Christopher, Michael, Jr.., Peter and Jacob, moved to Orange County, North Carolina around 1755. (Holtzclaw, p. 28)"[1]

"Christening, marriage, and death dates for the family and ancestry of Michael Holt were taken from Evangelical parish registers for Stetten am Heuchelberg, Wuerttemberg, Germany."[1]

"1726, June 24 - George I of England granted 400 acres to Michael Holt: We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us Our Heirs and Successors do give grant and confirm unto Michael Holt of St. George Parish in Spotsylvania County one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the parish and county aforesaid and in the first forks of Rappidan River and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at three red oaks by the side of a branch of the Island Run thence north sixty five degrees west three hundred and twenty poles to three white oaks by another branch of the Island Run thence south twenty five degrees west two hundred poles to a white and red oak thence south sixty five degrees east three hundred and twenty poles to the beginning place. . . . Witness our trusty and well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esqr. Our Lieut. Govr. at Williamsburg under the seal of Our said Colony the twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty six in the twelfth year of Our Reigh (Virginia Patents 12, 1724-26. p. 477)"[2]

"1728, Sept. 28 - George II of England granted 245 acres to Michael Holt: (Virginia Patents 14, 1728-32, p. 366)"[2]

"1729, Aug. 5 - Michael Holt, and others, obtained permission to clear a road from the island in the first fork to White Oak Run "for to roll their tobacco."[(Kemper, p. 366]

"1738, April 15 - George Sheible of Orange County, for natural love and affection, deeded 78 acres to his grandson, George Holt. The land was located "in the fork of the Rappahannock River on both sides the Robinson River. . . by the Robinson River side on the north side." This deed, witnessed by William Henderson and Michael Holt (his mark) was proved Apr. 27, 1738 (Deed Book 2, p. 287-89; Dorman, p. 49)

"1740, July 23 - Michael Holt of St. Marks Parish, Orange County, bought from William Eddings of the same parish, 250 acres of "woodland ground" located in the fork of the Rapidan River in St. Mark's Parish. Witnesses: Christopher Yowill (his mark), Mark Hicks (his mark). Proved July 24, 1740 (Deed Book 4, p.164)

"1742, March 23 - William Rucker of Orange County (Virginia) sold to Michael Holt of Orange County, 100 acres in the fork of Elk Run in Orange County. Proved Mar. 24, 1742" (Deed Book 7, p. 175)

"1755, Apr. 4 - Michael Holt and Elizabeth, his wife, of Brumfield Parish, Culpeper County (Virginia), sold to Jeremiah Early of the same parish and county, all that tract of land granted to Michael Holt by patent dated June 24, 1726, containing 400 acres, also 100 acres in Brumfield Parish, being part of a tract granted to John Rucker. Signed: Michael Holt, Elizabeth Holt (her mark). Witnesses: Jos. Edins (his mark), Wm. Harvey (his mark), Thos. Kirtley, Thos. Stanton. Proved Apr. 17, 1755." (Deed Book B, p. 283) [2]

"1755, Apr. 14 - Michael Holt and his wife Elizabeth, John Holt and his wife Mary, all of Culpeper County (Virginia) sold to Adam Garr of the same county, 122 1/2 acres in Culpeper County, part of a patent for 245 acres granted to Michael Holt on Sept. 28, 1728. Signed: Michael Holt, Elizabeth Holt (her mark), John Holt (his mark), Mary Holt (her mark). Witnesses: Jas. Barbour, Adam Wilhite (his mark), Martin Rouse (his mark). Proved Apr. 17 and July 17, 1755." (Deed Book B, p. 287)
"The date the Michael Holt family moved to Orange County, North Carolina can be estimated as after April 14, 1755 and before August 20, 1759, when a grant of 739 acres was issued in the name of Michael Holt. No. 52; Michael Holt 739 acres of land in Orange County lying on the waters of the little Alamance; Beginning at a hickory on a line Commanly Called McCullocks old line then running North cross a Branch 60 chains to a Black Jack then East Cross Phillip Spring Branch 80 chains to a Black Jack and hickory Bush then South crossw a Branch 105 chains to a white oak then West cross a Branch 35 chains to a Stone on the said McCullocks line No. 45 Westerly to the first Station. Dated 20th day of August, 1759 (North Carolina Land Grant Bk. 14, p. 423, file 690)." [2]

[1.] "BEFORE GERMANNA', No. 5: By Johni Cerny & Gary J. Zimmerman (Salt Lake City, Utah: Lineages, Inc.) 1990.
[2.] "THE PATERNAL ANCESTRY OF IVAN LEE HOLT, III", By Isabel Stebbins Giulvezan (St. Louis, MO.) 1962.
[3.] "ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, Portrait of a Governor", By Walter Havighurst.
[4.] "'ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS OF THE NASSUA-SIEGEN IMMIGRANTS TO VIRGINIA 1714 - 1750", By B.C. Holtzclaw (Germanna Record, No. Five) 1964.
[5.] "THE GERMANNA RECORD, No. Six", By The Momorial Foundation of The Germanna Colonies in Virginia, Inc., June 1965.
[6.] "THE GERMAN COLONY of 1717", By Arthur Leslie Keith, Printed in The William & Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 24. Richmond Va. : Whittel & Shipperson, 1918, p. 185.

Will of Michael Holt as recorded in Orange County, North Carolina Will Book A, page 76:


"IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Michael Holt Senr. of Orange County in the Province of North Carolina do make publish and declare this my last will and Testment in manner and form following hereby revoking and annulling all former and other will and wills heretofore by me made and first I commend my soul into the hands of God from whom I received it hereby trusting in his mercy and the merits of our Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ for forgiveness of my sins and life everlasting and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently Buried at thea Discretion of my Executors and as to my worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with. I dispose thereof in manner and form following: I lend in the first place to my Dearly beloved wife Elizabeth the house and manner plantation whereon I now live and also all other lands and tenements whatsoever and wheresoever belonging or appurtaining to me to her use and benefit during the course of her Natural life, and I likewise lend unto my wife the use Possession and Enjoyment of all my Negro Movables and other Personal Estate to her during the course of her Natural lfie and my will is that she do Enjoy the same without tell or molestation of any.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my son Peter after the decease of my said wife the two hundred acres of land whereon I now live Including the Houses out houses fences and all Right ans Property in anywise appurtaining thereto. To hold to my son Peter his Heirs and assigns forever.

ITEM I give devise and Bequeath all the rest Residue and Remainder of all my Real and Personal Estate to be equally Divided among by children as may be alive at the time of my said wifes Decease, share and share alike and I do hereby Ordain and Appoint my Dear son Michael Holt Junr. and Nicholas Holt Junr. Exectors of this my last will and Testment. In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hadn and Seal this thirty first day of October in the Year of of our Redemption on thousand seven hundred and sixty five. . . . .
Michael Holt (Seal)

Signed sealed Pulished and Declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereby set our Names and each in the presence of the other. . . .
John Butler
William Carlisle

Orange November Court 1767

The Execution of the . . . . . . . . . . . . .
within Deed was duly proved in open court by the oath of John Butler and was ordered to be recorded. . . . .
Test. Francis Nash, C.C. (Seal)

Descendants of Jonas Hold

Generation No. 1

1. JONAS1 HOLD was born 1601, and died 6 April 1664 in Stetten am Heuchelberg, Wurtemberg, Germany. He married ANNA. She was born 1614.

Notes for JONAS HOLD:
From Joe Holt:
BEFORE GERMANNA", No. 5, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Lineages, Inc.) by:
Johni Cerny & Gary J. Zimmerman

"Jonas Hold, Mayor of Stetten am Heuchelberg, Wurttemberg, Germany, is the earlist known ancestor of the Holt family of Virginia. Burgermeister Hold married (1) Barbara (maiden name [--?--]) whose 8 December 1640 death is registered at Schwaigern, Wurttemberg, Germany. The death entry was made at Schwaigern during the Thirty Years War, possibly because soldiers were occupying Stetten. Jonas Hold is next mentioned in Stetten parish registers when his and second wife Anna's children are christened between 1642 and 1656. (There are gaps in Stetten am Heuchelberg parish registers around the time Jonas Hold married his second wife, Anna. Thus, it is doubtful that record of their marriage exists.) When Jonas Hold died 9 April 1664, at the age of sixty-three, he was listed as a "Gerichtsverwandt" (court official). His widow then married (2) Casper Walter, 28 January 1668. She died at Stetten 17 April 1687, at age seventy-three."


1. Has Children Martin HOLD b: 3 NOV 1642 in Stetten, Wurtemberg, Germany
2. Has No Children Anna Margaretha HOLD b: MAR 1643/44 in Stetten, Wurttemberg, Germany
3. Has No Children Barbara HOLD b: 23 OCT 1646 in Stetten, Wurtemberg, Germany
4. Has No Children Catharina HOLD b: 30 OCT 1648 in Stetten, Wurtemberg, Germany
5. Has No Children Maria HOLD b: 15 NOV 1650 in Stetten, Wurtemberg, Germany
6. Has No Children Jonas HOLD b: 26 MAY 1652 in Stetten, Wurtemberg, Germany
7. Has No Children Johannes HOLD b: 13 OCT 1656 in Stetten, Wurtemberg, Germany

Child of JONAS HOLD and ANNA is:
2. i. MARTIN *2 HOLD, b. 3 November 1642, Stetten am Heuchelberg, Germany; d. 5 March 1709/10, Stetten am Heuchelberg, Germany.

Generation No. 2

2. MARTIN *2 HOLD (JONAS1) was born 3 November 1642 in Stetten am Heuchelberg, Germany, and died 5 March 1709/10 in Stetten am Heuchelberg, Germany. He married ANNA MARIA * BRICKHMANN 3 May 1687 in Stetten am Heuchelberg, Germany. She was born 16 September 1665 in Stettin, Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Notes for MARTIN * HOLD:
From Joe Holt:
"BEFORE GERMANNA", No. 5, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Lineages, Inc.) 1990,
By: Johni Cerny & Gary J. Zimmerman

"Martin Hold, son of Jonas Hold and his second wife, Anna, was christened at Stetten am Heuchelberg, 3 November 1642. He married (1) Barbara, daughter of Georg [Jerg] Weydelich, 7 November 1665 at Stetten am Heuchelberg, and they had five children born there. She died 12 October 1686, at age 37 years, 3 weeks, 3 days. Martin Hold died there, 5 March 1710, after which his widow married Jonannes Spath of Massenbach, 4 September 1714. With her new husband and youngest son, Michael, Anna Maria Breickhmann became a member of the Second Germanna Colony in America, 1717."

Marriage 1 Barbara WEYDELICH b: 19 SEP 1628

* Married: 7 NOV 1665 in Stetten, Wuerttemberg, Germany
Anna Catharina HOLD b: 30 JUL 1669 in Stetten, Wuerttemberg, Germany
Georg Casper HOLD b: 14 JUL 1671 in Stetten, Wuerttemberg, Germany
Jonas HOLD b: 18 SEP 1673 in Stetten, Wuerttemberg, Germany
Maria HOLD b: 4 JUL 1676 in Stetten, Wuerttemberg, Germany
Anna Margaretha HOLD b: 30 JUL 1680

Name 2: Anna Maria Bruckmann

i. MICHAEL *3 HOLT, b. 30 December 1696, Stettin, Wuerttemberg, Germany; d. November 1767, Orange County, North Carolina; m. ANNA ELIZABETH * SCHEIBLE, Abt. 1716, Spotsylvania, Virginia; b. 17 September 1700, Nuenburg, Baden, Germany.

Notes for A
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Notes from Germanna Virginia:
The Scheible family left no male heir in Virginia, so there are no English spellings of the name. The family came from the same small village as the Blankenbakers, Fleshmans, Schlucters, and the Thomases. Margaret James Squires, a major researcher of the emigrants from this village, thought the Scheibles might be related to the other families, but she found no conclusive proof. The Scheible family had five daughters, all of whom had the first name of Anna. Three of them were given the name Anna Maria but the first two died. Three daughters came to America in 1717 but the fate of only one, Anna Elisabetha, is known. She married Michael Holt.

From Joe Holt:
"Her father was Johann Georg Scheible of Neuenburg, Baden, Germany and IMMIGRANTED TO VIRGINIA. Christening, marriage and death dates for Johann Georg Scheible's family were taken from the Evangelicial Lutheran parish registers of Neuenburg, Baden (unpaged).
Johann Georg Scheible was born 11 February 1670 at Neuenburg, Baden. By 1697, he and wife Maria Eleonora (not Maria Clara as she is recorded in Spotswood's importation list) are having their children christened at Neuenburg; however, their marriage is not recorded there. Neuenburg records suggest that he married Maria Eleonora, daughter of Joachim Christoph Berger, also of Neuenburg. (Maria Eleonora Berger was the only person of an age to have married Johann Georg Scheible with those given names listed in Neuenburg Christening Records, and there were no entries for Maria Clara. It is possible that Johann Georg's wife was from another place. Subsequent research may produce something to better document her identity.) She was born there 15 June 1669. Johann Georg and Maria Eleonora were the parents of five daughters, three of whom accompanied them to Virginia. Daughter Anna Elisabetha married Michael Holt, the husbands of the other two daughters are [--?--]."[1]
"Children born to Johann Georg Scheible and Maria Eleonora (Berger?):
i. Anna Martha, chr. 8 May 1697. IMMIGRANT TO VIRGINIA.
ii. Anna Elisabetha, born 17 September 1700, married Michael Holt. IMMIGRANT TO VIRGINIA.
iii. Anna Maria, born 18 March 1708; died 4 April 1708
iv. Anna Maria, born 15 June 1709; died 12 July 1710
v. Anna Maria, born 24 July 1711, IMMIGRANT TO VIRGINIA." [1]

[1] Johni Cerny & Gary J. Zimmerman, "BEFORE GERMANNA", No. 5, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Lineages, Inc.) 1990.
Children of M
2. i.   GEORGE4 HOLT, b. Abt. 1717, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. 13 February 1798, Orange County, North Carolina.
3. ii.   NICHOLAS HOLT, b. Bet. 1719 - 1725, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. 5 July 1787, Date of will in Orange County, North Carolina.
4. iii.   JOHN HOLT, b. Abt. 1721, Spotsylvania, Orange County, Virginia; d. Bet. January - June 1802, Orange County, North Carolina.
5. iv.   MICHAEL HOLT II, b. 6 May 1723, Orange County, Virginia; d. 26 July 1799, Orange County, North Carolina.
  v.   PETER HOLT, b. Abt. 1725; d. Aft. 1765.
  vi.   CHRISTOPHER HOLT, b. Abt. 1727, Spotsylvania, Orange County, Virginia.
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"1754, Mar. 15 - Michael Holt of Culpeper County (Virginia), Brumfield Parish, for "natural love and affection" gave to his son Christopher Holt of the same county and parish, a tract of land in Brumfield Parish containing 122 1/2 acres, located in the Little Fork between the Rapadan and Robinson Rivers, which tract was part of a patent granted to Michael Holt for 245 acres, dated Sept. 28, 1728. Signed: Michael Holt. Witnesses: James Barbour, John Holt (his mark), William Henderson. Proved Mar. 21, 1754." (Deed Book B, p.67)

Source: "ORANGE CO. RECORDS, VOL. X1, DEED BOOKS 6 & 7" By: William Doub Bennett, Raleigh, N.C., 1993:
Deed Book 6, P. 305, 22 November 1794, "Christopher Holt of Orange to Absalom Holt of same, fifty pounds, 180 acres, on S side of Haw R. on waters of Little Allamance,begin at a post oak saplin, S 150 p. to a spanish oak, E 192 p. to a post oak, N150 p. to a black jack, W. 192 p. to beginning, part of a larger tract from Granville to Michael Holt Senior, reference to Absalom Holt as son of Christopher Holt, signed: Christopher (+) Holt; witness: Reuben Holt, Thos. Cole, Geo. Holt; proved November term 1797 by George Holt, Delivd. Absalom Holt.""


Christopher is known to have had children. His family moved to Tennessee.

  vii.   WILLIAM HOLT, b. Bet. 1727 - 1729, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. 1799, Orange County, North Carolina.
  Notes for WILLIAM HOLT:
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From Joe Holt:
1799 buried in his fathers family cemetery.
It is said that he was killed by a Tory, Col. O'Neil.

6. viii.   JACOB HOLT, b. Abt. 1729, Spotsylvania, Virginia; d. Aft. 1793.

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