John W. Holt’s Will

I recently transcribed my gggrandfather John W. Holt’s will. He lived in Hardin County, Tennessee. He spent his childhood enslaved by Giles Holt, along with his mother Malinda and other family. By the early 20th century, John W. Holt was one of the wealthiest black man in the county. He owned hundreds of acres of land. […]