Isabella "Isobell Isabay Isababe" Holder 
- Born: November 18, 1863
- Marriage (1): David Wilson Sapp  on May 24, 1877
- Marriage (2): Unknown Rutherford 
- Died: July 28, 1908 at age 44
- Buried: Dubois, Dodge, Georgia, USA
Age 9 when her mother (Apsilla) died asked Catherine (David Wilson Mother) to raise Isababe at 9 years of age because she was dying. 1st marriage to Sapp on stone: My dear wife is gone
Based on the best information that I have, I have determined these facts.
William Shoemaker Holder was born around 1798 and died about 1859 at the age of 61.
Absola Coody was born in 1824 and died in 1872 at the age of 48.
William was 26 years older than Absola.
They were married in 1841, William was 43 years old and Absola was 17 years old.
They were married for about 18 years.
Seven of their children were born between 1842 and 1859.
In 1863 Isabella was born 4 years after the death of William.
In 1864 Elizabeth was born 5 years after the death of William.
At this time no marriage information on Absola after William died to suggest a 2nd marriage.
(GW) George W. Holder was born around 1831 and died in 1864 (Civil War) at the age of 33.
George was 7 years older than Absola.
In the 1850 census a (GW) George W. Holder was living with William and Absola.
In 1850 (GW) George W. Holder was 19 years old and listed as a farmer.
In 1860 (GW) George W. Holder was listed like he was head of family and listed as a farmer.
William has already died.
George did die in the Civil War as told by other relatives as to their father or Grandfathers fate.
We know that William did not die in the war because it had not begun when he died.
The main questions are:
Who is George W. Holder?
Is he a son from a previous marriage of William? If so who are the other children of William, being that William has so many with Absola.
If he was a son, who his mother?
Is he a brother or some other relative of William?
Who is the father of Isabella and Elizabeth?
Based on the information my hypothesis is:
George is at this point a son of William.
George is the father of Isabella and Elizabeth.
I think Absola would either engaged in a relationship with a stepson to produce two children or married him. The were not blood related and were Similar in age. For now there is no proof that there was a 2nd marriage for Absola. Maybe the two live together. Being that for more than 10 years he lived in the same household. Being the age factor of them and all, I might suspect the parentage of some of the other children. (We did not invent it)
The bottom line is, no one knows for sure and unless a marriage is found or other hard proof, all of this is speculation. So until I see otherwise or proved different, that is what I am going with in my file.
I do not agree with Anthony E. Holder that Isabella and Elizabeth were orphans.
This Cemetery is located on a private farm out of the family's hands. A wire fence in a cow pasture surrounds it. Today it is run down and torn up by the cows. If you know where to look you can see it from Antioch Baptist Cemetery #1, this Cemetery is located off of Antioch Church Rd. Take Friendship UMC Rd. off of Rt. 23 in Dubois. Follow it down about 3 to 4 miles Friendship UMC Rd. turns into Antioch Church Rd.
Noted events in her life were:
• Book: History of Dodge Early Marriages.
• Picture: Head Stone of Isabella (Holder) Sapp.
• Census: Georgia 1870 Pulaski Not Stated Image 1, August 1, 1870. Dwelling 857 Family 857
Apsilla Holder (45), Martha (15), Isabel (6)
Post Office: Hawkinsville
• Census: Georgia 1880 Dodge All Townships District 42 Image 1, June 1, 1880. Dwelling 2 Family 2
David Sapp (28), Isobay (16), James (1mo.) Mary (1), ? Mary (8)
Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: District 384, Dodge, Georgia; Roll: T9_143; Family History Film: 1254143; Page: 467A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 0715.
• Census: Georgia 1900 Dodge All Townships ED# 31 Image 16, June 15, 1900. David (Head) (48), Isabella (Wife) (37), James (20), John (16), William (14), Grover (12), Effie (10), Oscar (8), Benjamin (6), Dudley (4), Cleo (8.5 mo.). Also listed are two servents John Yonne (male) (22 and Dryurs (Spell) (Female) Yonne (20). Sheet 8 Image 16.
Census Place: Eddins, Dodge, Georgia; Roll: T623 192;
Enumeration District: 31.
Isabella married David Wilson Sapp  [MRIN: 57], son of Dr. David F. Sapp Md.  and Catherine "Katie" Phelps , on May 24, 1877. (David Wilson Sapp  was born on November 14, 1851 in Empire, Dodge, Georgia, USA, died on April 29, 1924 in Gresston, Dodge, Georgia, USA and was buried in Dubois, Dodge, Georgia, USA.)
R. E. Mills M.C.
Isabella next married Unknown Rutherford  [MRIN: 5180].