Elizabeth Nichols

Female 1818 - 1884  (66 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Nichols 
    Born 1818  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1884  [1
    Person ID I54282  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2020 

    Family Spencer Holder,   b. 1788, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1876, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. John Simpson Holder,   b. 5 Jan 1844, (White County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1929, (White County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F20375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SPENCER HOLDER LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

      (White County TN, Settlements and Wills 1867-1882, pg 416-418 - LDS microfilm #0507899)

      I Spencer Holder being of sound mind and memory do this day make and publish this my last will and testament. Viz!

      First:

      I want all my Burial expenses paid and all my just debts paid.

      Second:

      I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Holder fifty acres of the Earles lease. Also one hundred acres of land where I now live on both sides of the road including all the buildings of every description and wood and water during her natural life to be disposed of as hereafter provided. I do also give my wife two cows and calves and twenty-eight head of hogs. I also give her all the bacon, corn & fodder, oats & wheat in a word all the provision on hand for her years support. I also give her all of the house hold and kitchen furniture of every description during her natural life.

      Third:

      I give to the children of Micky Denton deceased, formerly Micky Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give Nancy Blankenship, formerly Nancy Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give Polly Haltermann, formerly Polly Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give Hanner Jane Holder, wife of A.J. Holder one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give my son Joel Holder one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give Tabbitha Earles, formerly Tabbitha Holder one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give to Martha Teeters, formerly Martha Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give to the children of Sally Teeters deceased, formerly Sally Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description; I give Eliza Wiley, formerly Eliza Holder one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give to Elisabeth Dillion, formerly Elisabeth Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give to my son John D. Holder one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give to Adaline Pettit, formerly Adaline Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give to Margaret Sparkman, formerly Margaret Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description;

      I give to Maranda Eveline Templeton, formerly Maranda Eveline Holder, one fourteenth part of all my Real and personal estate of every description.

      Fourth:

      I give my granddaughter Josephine Sparkman at my wife Elizabeth Holder Death or when she marries, one cow and calf and she is to have choice, and also one bay mare called Holly at my wife's death.

      Fifth:

      I want my Executor as soon as convenient after my death to sell all my personal property on twelve months credit and also partition my lands if it can be advantageously done. If it cannot be done, I want them sold for division as he may think best and the proceeds divided as stated in the third item of this my Will in a word, I want the proceeds of all my real and personal Estate divided as before stated in Item third of this my last will and Testament.

      Sixth:

      After the death of my wife Elizabeth Holder, I want my Executor to sell all the balance of any real estate on such term as he may think best, that is the fifty acres Earles lease and the hundred acres that I have this day willed to her during her natural life and also all the personal property that she leaves at her death, and I want the proceeds divided as stated in the third Item of this my last Will and Testament.

      After hearing the foregoing will read, signed, acknowledged in our presents this the 21st March 1876.
      Test his
      A.J. McElroy Spencer X Holder
      Forester Phifer mark

      Thursday, 4th July 1876
      State of Tennessee County Court July Geron 1876
      White County Were the following proceedings

      This day there was a paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Spencer Holder, Deceased, late of White County, was
      presented to the court the due execution and publication of which was duly proven by the oaths of A.J. McElroy and Forester Phifer the
      subscribing witnesses thereto and the court deeming the same sufficiently proven Ordered that to be recorded and it further appearing
      to the court that J.D. Holder was appointed by said Will Executor to the same who being present in open court accepted the trust took the oath prescribed by law and together with A.J. McElroy and W.R. Sparkman, and J.S. Halterman as his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the sum of three thousand dollars and approved of by the court ordered that letters issue.

      State of Tennessee
      White County To J.D.Holder a citizen of White County. It appearing to the satisfaction of the county Court of said County that
      Spencer Holder has dec'd leaving a will in which you are appointed Executor which has been duly proved in open court and you having given bond and qualified according to law, and it being ordered that letters testamentary issue you; these are therefore to empower you to enter upon the execution of said Will and to take into your possession all the property of the estate of Spencer Holder, deceased, and make a true inventory thereof and return the same to the next term of our county Court, and make collection of all debts due said estate, and after all just and lawful demands upon the estate and settling up his estate according to law you will pay over and deliver all property and effects that may remain in your hands according to the directions of the Will and the laws of the land. Witness my hand at office the 6th day of July 1876. G.M. Sims Clerk

      Submitter's Note: Spencer Holder (1788 VA- 8 May 1876) married 1st to "Jane", and probably had daughter Lutricia in 1808, who married James Vaughn, and moved to Ballard Co KY- not mentioned in this will. Spencer married Elizabeth Hopkins abt 1818. She was born abt 1795 and died after 1886 in White Co. 14 heirs are named in Spencer's will: Meeky/ Mickey married Tidence Lane Denton; Nancy married Edmund Blankenship; Mary married John Sevier Halterman 23 July 1840; Hannah Jane married Andrew Jackson Holder (a cousin) 12 Aug 1841; Joel S. married Charlotte Howard 26 Mar 1845; Tabitha married William M. Earls; Martha married 1st John Wilburn Franks, and #2 Jacob A. Teeters (widower of her sister); Sally married Jacob A. Teeters abt 1853; Lydia Eliza married #1 William M. Franks 29 June 1851, and #2 Mr. Wiley before 1876; Elizabeth married Clinton Dillion 6 June 1855; John Denton married Susan Eliza Gillentine 31 July 1860; Adaline married #1 Meredeth S. Sparkman 19 Feb 1857, and #2 Mr. Pettit before 1876; Margaret married William Read Sparkman 23 Dec
      1852; Maranda Everline married Mr. Templeton before 1876.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S15156] John Simpson Holder (1844-1929), Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28415696/john-simpson-holder, Thi.