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Graham in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Michael Holt II

1723 - 1799

 
 
Michael Holt II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 26, 2014
1. Michael Holt II Marker
Inscription. An early pioneer, leader and landowner, Michael Holt II was the son of Michael Holt I who had moved to this area in he 1750s. He is buried nearby with his two wives, “Peggy” O'Neal and Jean Lockhart. He had ten children who became the ancestors of many of today's Alamance County families.

Holt was politically active in the years of the Regulation and the Revolution. The Battle of Alamance was fought on his land in 1771. His role in the Revolution began as a Tory, raising and leading a militia company for the crown in 1776. Shortly thereafter, he had a change of sympathies and supported the Revolution for the remainder of the conflict.
 
Erected by Alamance County Historic Properties Commission.
 
Location. 36° 3.35′ N, 79° 25.383′ W. Marker is in Graham, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanford Hills Road and Monticello Court, on the left when traveling south on Hanford Hills Road. Click for map. Marker is inside a chain link fence. Marker is in this post office area: Graham NC 27253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pyle's Defeat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Graham College (approx.
Michael Holt II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 26, 2014
2. Michael Holt II Marker
1.4 miles away); Alamance County War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kirk-Holden War (approx. 1.4 miles away); Captain James W. White House (approx. 1.5 miles away); "Elmhurst" (approx. 1.5 miles away); National Bank of Alamance (approx. 1.6 miles away); Graham's First Bank (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Graham.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Michael Holt II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 26, 2014
3. Michael Holt II Marker
Sacred to the memory of Michael Holt II image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 26, 2014
4. Sacred to the memory of Michael Holt II
Who was born the 6 of May 1723
Died the 20 July 1799
Aged 76 years
Remember men as you pass by. As you are now so once was I. As I am now so you must be. Prepare for death and follow me.
Captain John Harden of the American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 26, 2014
5. Captain John Harden of the American Revolution
Married Sarah Holt
Dec. 14, 1783
 
 
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