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Martha RackleyAge: 90 years17641854

Name
Martha Rackley
Given names
Martha
Surname
Rackley
Married name
Martha Holt
Also known as
Martha Ratliff
Birth February 15, 1764 35 29
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Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Rackley III
1769 (Age 4 years)
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John Rackley III Birth 1695 Essex County, Virginia, USA Death 1769 (aged 73–74) Franklin County, North Carolina, USA Burial Unknown Memorial ID 58110142 · View Source Memorial Photos 0 Flowers 9 John Rackley 3rd died in Bute County , now Franklin County, NC Family of Mary Parsons and John Rackley 3rd Children M: John RACKLEY IV M: Saul RACKLEY F: Lucretia RACKLEY F: Martha RACKLEY F: Susannah RACKLEY F: Mary RACKLEY F: Slater RACKLEY M: Parson RACKLEY M: Robert Mills RACKLEY F: Setevias RACKLEY Tappahannock prospered when created in 1680, it had been made the seat of Rappahannock County, and in 1692 after the old county was divided to form Essex and Richmond Counties it became the seat of Essex. Though the town was formally named, Washington, stopping here in 1752, referred to it as 'Hobs Hole.' A century and a half ago ships went hence to the remotest parts of the world and the town was something of a social center. But its importance declined after the construction of railroads. It was shelled in December 1814 by the British navy, under orders of Admiral Cockburn. General George Washington with a few other investors purchased and surveyed land off to create a timber company out of the swamp lands of North Carolina known as the Dismal Swamps. It is believed that the Rackleys acquired their timber skills and land survey skills early on with the Robert Mills family. It is documented that the land was not fertile for vast farming of corn or produce. John Rackley 3rd moved his family to the swamp lands of eastern North Carolina where his family hired Lumbee Indians to work the timber out of the swamps, canals, docks and levy,s were made to drain out the water,then precious walnut & cypress trees were harvested out of the swamps and shipped to England.Also noted that the Rackleys became fluent in Lumbee Indian language who they contracted to work for them. DEEP CREEK, at the edge of the Dismal Swamp, was long a stagecoach stop and a vast shipping point for valuable lumber. The Dismal Swamp is a wilderness in which, through the centuries, trees have fallen and, with other plants, formed a mass of organic material. Much valuable timber had been cut in the swamp. The mass material, reaching the peat stage, has raised the surface of the swamp at its center. Forest fires, burning to the depth of several feet, frequently continue for weeks. The swamp was described by Colonel William Byrd, one of the commissioners who in 1728 surveyed the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. This waterway, connecting the southern branch of the Elizabeth River with the sounds of North Carolina, was built largely to afford transportation for lumber from the swamp. The Dismal Swamp Canal Company was organized to cut the canal in 1787, but the canal was not completed until 1828.It is well documented that the Rackley,s acquired vast acres of swamp lands in eastern North Carolina including the Black Swamp lands to where vast amounts of rare valuable timber was shipped out. JOHN RACKLEY 8 March 1743 200 acres in Bertie County, joining below the Good going over on the East side of the Mill swamp, the Edge of the pocoson, the fork between the Long branch and the lick branch, and sd. mill creek swamp. http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/by_map/main.php
MarriageCharles HoltView this family
February 15, 1785 (Age 21 years)
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Birth of a son
#1
William Charles Jasper Holt
December 25, 1785 (Age 21 years)
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Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Parson
1790 (Age 25 years)
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Marriage of a childWilliam Charles Jasper HoltMary Margaret RatliffView this family
1805 (Age 40 years)
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Birth of a son
#2
Kindrell Lawson Holt
1806 (Age 41 years)
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Marriage of a childKindrell Lawson HoltPrudence Providence RutherfordView this family
February 2, 1832 (Age 67 years)
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Publication: "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 27 February 2021. County Probate Courts, Alabama.
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Name: Kindrell L. Holt Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 02 Feb 1832 Event Place: Blount, Alabama, United States Event Place (Original): Blount, Alabama Sex: Male Spouse's Name: Prudence Rutherford Spouse's Sex: Female GS Film Number: 1034797 Digital Folder Number: 007316661 Image Number: 00217 Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M03786-2 Record Number: 405 Citing this Record "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZ9-YWHV : 19 February 2021), Kindrell L. Holt and Prudence Rutherford, 02 Feb 1832; citing Blount, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,034,797.
Death of a husbandCharles Holt
September 19, 1847 (Age 83 years)
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Burial of a husbandCharles Holt
after September 19, 1847 (Age 83 years)
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Death May 11, 1854 (Age 90 years)
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Burial after May 11, 1854
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Marriage: February 15, 1785Franklin, Surry, North Carolina
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