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Joseph Holt came to Chesterfield, from Fitchburg, Mass., about 1812. His son Joseph married Elizabeth Osborn, and died in Chesterfield in 1832. He kept a hotel where Leonard W. Leach now lives, also where Mrs. L. F, Bonney now lives. He was also of the firm of Holt & White. merchants, more than fifty years. Abel, son of Joseph, Jr., was born January 15, 1803, married Hepsibeth J. Brown; of Damers, Mass., October 11, 1829, and had born to him five children. Of these, Joseph was born December 9, 1830, married Mrs. Martha E. Bowen in September, 1869, and resides in Chesterfield. Edwin A. was born November 3, 1834, and resides in town, and his daughter, Mrs. L. F. Bonney, resides in Chesterfield Factory, where she has, for a score or more of years, had a millinery store.