Obadiah Holt1

M, (8 December 1700 - 24 January 1739)
Father-Biological*Samuel Holt2
Mother-Biological*Hannah Farnum2
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Last Edited=3 Mar 2024
     Obadiah Holt was born on 8 December 1700 at Andover, Massachusetts.2,3,4 He was the son of Samuel Holt and Hannah Farnum.2

Obadiah Holt, age 25, married Rebecca Farnum, age 23 , daughter of Thomas Farnum and Hannah Hutchinson, on 14 November 1726 at Andover, Massachusetts.1,2,5,6,7 Obadiah Holt drowned on 24 January 1739 at age 38 in the Kennebec River.2,4,8 He was buried at Andover, Massachusetts.8 His estate was probated at Kennebec County, Maine.9

Compeller's Notes:
Most of the records list Andover as his death place, however, if he drowned in the Kennebec River, then these are incorrect. What probably happened, is that his death was filed in Andover, his home, but the death occurred in Maine.

Children of Obadiah Holt and Rebecca Farnum


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