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- 10th Great-grandfather of Brooke Shields — 13th Generation
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- Birth Date:
- ABT 1610
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- Christening Date:
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- Death Date:
- 2 Aug 1691
- Death Location:
- Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
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- Burial Location:
- Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
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- Mary -----
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Rachel Holton (Ahnentafel No:3057 )
William's father may have been Edward Holton of Holt St. Mary, Suffolk, England.
There is memorial gravestone located at Old Westminster Cemtery in Windham County, Vermont that states "Dea. William Holton of Hartford and Northampton died 12 Aug. 1691." The date of 12 AUG 1691 is apparently an error that occurred in "The Town Copy" of the Northampton vital records (page 139). The "Northampton Death Old Book" (page 140) lists the date as 02 AUG 1691 as does the memorial stone placed by the Holton Family Association at the Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton.
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Sources for William Holton
- 1 Gravestone image at FindAGrave.com, (accessed 12/04/2012).
- 2 NEHGS NEXUS: New England Across the United States, 1991, Vol. 8, p. 29.
- 3 New England Ancestors Magazine, 2002, Vol. 3.5, p. 34.
- 4 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1982, Vol. 136, pp. 99-100.
- 5 Northampton, MA: Vital Records, p. 112, Death record for Deac. William Holton.
- 6 Barthelmas, Della Gray, The Signers of the Declaration of Independence: A Biographical and Genealogical Reference, Jefferson, N.C. and London: McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers (1997), 63.
- 7 Dwight, Benjamin W., The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass., Vol. 1, Albany, New York: Joel Munsell (1871), 228.
- 8 Dwight, Benjamin W., The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass., Vol. 2, Albany, New York: Joel Munsell (1871), 1121.
- 9 Evans, Richard K., The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2007), 215.
- 10 Frost, Josephine C., Ancestors of Henry Ward Beecher and His Wife Eunice White Bullard, Unknown: Unknown (1927), 117-118.
- 11 Holman, Mary Lovering, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his Wife Frances Helen Miller, Vol. 1, Concord, New Hampshire: Privately Printed at The Rumford Press (1948), 387, 390-391.
- 12 Reynolds, Cuyler, ed., Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, Vol. 3, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1914), 1071.
- 13 Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 1, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1998), 175.
- 14 Roberts, Gary Boyd and William Addams Reitwiesner, American Ancestors and Cousins of The Princess of Wales, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1984), 29.
- 15 Roberts, Gary Boyd, comp., Ancestors of American Presidents, 2009 Edition, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2009), 639.
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