Printed from the Halley-Howard Family Photo Album

Genealogy for
Euphrasia Palmyra Saunders 



View Descendant Chart
About Euphrasia Palmyra Saunders
View Pedigree Chart

Euphrasia Palmyra Saunders
4/21/1840 - 1909
(Shown at age 50)
Euphrasia Palmyra Saunders was born on April 21, 1840 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1909 in Cass Co., Texas. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 68 years old.

She was the daughter of James Madison Saunders and Sarah Sell Saunders. She had the following children:
  1. Yelva Gertrude (1874-1955),
  2. Lurena Arizona (1876-1953),
  3. Embry Alexander (1871-1951),
  4. Mary Alice (1865-1900),
  5. Elian Tison (1869-1931),
  6. William Lucius (1860-1864),
  7. James Archilles (Jamie) (1879-1887),
  8. Love (1883 -1951)
Census7/11/1860 GA (Worth County) 20 yrs old 
350, 306 - James R. Holt ( age28), Palmira Holt (20) & William Holt (3mos) all born in GA. James is a Co. School teacher.  
Census6/19/1880 Dover GA (Terrell County) 40 yrs old 
186, 202 -James Holt (age 49), Eriphrasia Holt (40), Mary Holt (14), Elian Holt (11), Embry Holt (9), Gertrude Holt (7), Lou Holt (5) & Jimie Holt (4mos). All were born in GA. James is a farmer.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1909 Antioch Cemetery TX (Cass County) 68 yrs old 
Euphrasia Saunders Holt - born 4/21/1840 - died 1909  

Live and Times
  • About
  • Georgia News
  • Discoveries
  • News Headlines
  • U.S. Events
  • World Events
Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Euphrasia Saunders's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Euphrasia, her family, and friends. For example, Euphrasia is 2 years old when Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
7 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
10 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
11 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
12 1852 Taylor County formed.
13 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
14 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
16 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
17 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
18 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
30 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
35 1875 Oconee County formed.
65 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
4 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
13 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
16 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
19 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
25 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
29 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
37 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
39 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
49 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
55 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
57 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
60 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
60 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
61 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
62 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
63 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
64 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
66 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
66 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
66 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
21 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
22 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
42 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
45 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
68 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
2 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
15 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
20 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
22 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
23 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
25 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
28 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
35 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
36 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
69 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
69 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe

James Holt
Born on December 13, 1831 and died on February 19, 1890
Click for more information about James Holt.

The Children of Euphrasia Palmyra Saunders

26 years old
Elian Tyson Holt
Born somewhere in Georgia on February 18, 1869 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1930. He was about 60 years old.

Elian married Mary E. Smith and they had the following children:
  1. Joseph Samuel,
  2. James Allen (1893-1978),
  3. Margret Yelva (1897),
  4. Archilles P...
Click for more information about Elian Holt.
More information on this personView more photos for this person

37 years old
Love Holt
Born somewhere in Georgia on June 24, 1883 and died in Cass County, Texas on May 19, 1951. He was 67 years old.

Wilma Lee Holt - married Brummett
Pauline Holt
Eugene Jerome Holt
Jacqueline M. Holt
Patsy Ruth Holt ...
Click for more information about Love Holt.
More information on this personView more photos for this person