Jesse Jasper Holland

M, #1268, b. 12 November 1860, d. 17 January 1934
JESSE JASPER HOLLAND
J.J. BUDDY HOLLAND
Father*John Jasper Holland b. 7 Sep 1837, d. 1862
Mother*Josephine Donaldson b. 8 Nov 1842, d. 19 May 1907
ChartsAnnie Jane Holland
Birth*12 November 1860 Jesse Jasper Holland was born on 12 November 1860 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of John Jasper Holland and Josephine Donaldson
MARRIAGE*16 October 1881 He married Mary Orliffie Bryant, daughter of Thomas Bryant and Margarette Mullis, on 16 October 1881 at GA.1 
MARRIAGE*8 June 1893 He married Mary Lou Vinson, daughter of Joseph F. Vinson and Josephine E. Griffin, on 8 June 1893. 
Divorce*circa 1893 He and Mary Orliffie Bryant were divorced circa 1893 at GA. 
MARRIAGE*1907 He married Mary J. (?) in 1907 at Irwin, GA; On the census it appears that his wife's name was Mary J. and her occupation was school teacher.
Note from Becky Nagle I double checked my census – JJ wasn’t in Wilkinson County with the new wife in 1910 – he was in Irwin County which was 3 counties south of Pulaski and 4 counties south of Bleckley.
His wife was teaching in Irwin and he rented a farm.
I’d love to find that marriage record, but where to look?? He married after 6 SEP 1905 (Mary Lou Vinson’s death date) and on the 23 MAY 1910 census date, it stated that they had been married 3 years…which puts the marriage date between 1906-1907. Let’s say he was ‘courting’ right after Mary Lou’s death - 1905-1906.
Here’s the question… Do you know if between 1905-1907 he was still farming away in GA or had he started his migration to the Florida everglades? I remember Shug saying that he dropped off Duckie, Florence and Bubba with the Floyds to live while Jesse and my grandfather took off – but when?
Mary J. was born in Georgia, so it’s not likely he met her and married in Florida. Do you think it is more likely that a teacher in Irwin Co. was ‘home-grown’ – hiring one of their ‘own’ to teach? Becky.2 
MARRIAGE*1929 He married Siddie Holland, daughter of Moses Holland and Mary A.E. Dykes, in 1929 at Pulaski County, GA., According to Annette Floyd Kaplan: Miss Siddie Bradley was a neighbor of ours who lived about a mile and a half from mama and Papa. Grandpa Holland married her in his old age while living with us. They were not married for very long when he came back to stay with Mama and Papa where he stayed until the time of his death. 
Death*17 January 1934 He died on 17 January 1934 at Bleckley County, GA, at age 73 His grandaughter, Annette, tells of his death. He was ill and confined to bed at his daughter Annie's home. He was so dispondent over his illness that he shot himself with his son-in-law's gun.3
Jessie Jasper's Death Certificate
Obituary25 January 1934 Obituary of Jesse Jasper Holland:; Mr. J.J. Holland dies by Own Hand
Sad was the death of Mr. J.J. Holland, who took his own life last week on January 18th by shooting himself. It is thought that ill health prompted the act, as he made threats to that effect about a month previous to his death. He had reached the age of 73 years and was a constant sufferer of troubles that drove him to his death.
Mr. Holland had always been held in the highest respect by friends everywhere. He was always good, kind, and thoughtful of others and a very useful man in his community. He spent practically all of his life in the community around Cochran, with the exception of a few years in Florida and other places.
Funeral services were held at Salem Baptist church on Friday following his death the day before. The house was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends who mourn his going as an incurable grief. Revs. G. Reid Smith and Ralph Moore, pastors of the two local churches in Cochran officiated. An impressive song service was rendered with the Bleckley County Quartette cooperating.
T. W. Fisher and son were the local funeral directors in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. A. R. Floyd and Mrs. J.E. Floyd of Cochran; Mrs. Homer Waters, of Fitzgerald; Mrs. R. M. Kemp of Palmetto, and Mrs. Billy Wadlen of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; one son, Mr. J.J. Holland, Jr. of Los Angeles and one sister Mrs. Juliette Purser, of Cochran; one half brother, Mr. Will Causey, Alimo (Alma) and one half sister, Mrs. Mattie Sikes, of Cochran.
The pall bearers were Messers. J.K. Holland, Jack Barlow, J.T. Berryhill, J.I Davidson, J. F. Barlow and Wilbur Smith.
The Cochran Journal, Thursday, January 25, 1934 page 1A Column 6
Film AN13, C67C6
Note from Annette regarding author of obituary:
After two or three very careful readings of it, I am convinced that Mama was not the source of the information as she would not have known that Uncle Jay was in Los Angeles, nor would she have known Aunt Rubye's husband's name or that she lived in Defuniak Springs and she would not have been able to spell it if she had known, My conclusion is that it was written either by Aunt Juliette Purser or her daughter, Vera Lee who had this info.
As to the pall bearers' Yes, I knew them all J.K Holland would have been Kennie Holland, father of Mary and LaVerne's friend DorothyHolland. No relation to us so far as I ever knew.Jack Barlow, a neighbor who lived on the road not too far from where Morris now lives. Wayne's son
now owns that property and lives in the Barlow house; J.T Berryhill I believe to have been Lucian and Bob's grandfather, Mr Buck Berryhill, we can check them on his name.J. I Davidson was Mr. Ira Davidson father of Jimmie Simpson, I believe; J. F. Barlow would have been James Barlow, husband of Aunt Juliette Floyds daughter, Ruby. and Wilbur Smith would have been Littlebud Smith. All of these men were our neighbors and lived very close around where we lived.
Another rational on Aunt Juliette Purser being the source is because she would have close knowledge of the Causey children that Mama might possibly not have had. Alimo Georgia could easily be Alma--not far from Cochran. 
Burial*1934 He was buried in 1934 at Salem Cemetery, Cochran, Bleckley County, GA, He is buried in the cemetery at Salem - Annette F. Kaplan Row 1 lot 256.4 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at GA; He is shown living with his mother Josephine who has married Charles Causey. Jesse's name is shown as Causey, but that is an error.5 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at GA; He is shown living with his mother who has remarried and is shown on the census as Sophia Corsey. Also living with them are Willis Holland age 17 born in 1863 and Martin Holland born in 1876 age 4. All are listed as her sons.6
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at Laurens, GA; Shown on p 29 line 20 Vol. 44.7 
CENSUS19101910 He appeared on the census in 1910 at GA; Irwin Co., GA, Militia District 1388, EN 77, sheet 2b, Roll 195, Book 2, page 140b; lines 54 through 59:
Holland, Jesse, head, age 49, married, married 3 years, farmer, rents,self,| mother, father born in GA
Holland, Mary (looks like J.), wife, age 35, married, married 3 years,| teacher, public school
Holland, Eva, daughter, age 16, farmer (in school)
Holland, John J., son, age 14, farmer (in school)
Holland, Florence, daughter, age 12, farmer (in school)
Holland, Ruby, daughter, age 10, farmer (in school)
They married in 1906-1907 - only a year or two after Mary Lou Vinson diedin (1905.)8 
CENSUS1930*1930 He appeared on the census in 1930 at GA; He appears on the census living with Siddie Bradley and her children. 
Name Variation1934  As of 1934, Jesse Jasper Holland was also known as "Buddy" Holland Name taken from cemetery record. 
Anecdote*2002  In 2002 Here are accounts of Jesse's death and burial according to three grandchildren. My Memory tells me he was buried with Granny (Orliffy)because no one wanted to pay for a burial plot because Grandpa (Jesse Jasper) had never done anything to help Mama and Aunt Julliette during their entire life and he came back to our house for Mama to see after only after he was old and no one else would have him. Yes, Papa got upset because Aunt Florence and them did not pay a penny towards his funeral yet they were unhappy over where he was buried and wanted to exhume and move him beside their mother and Papa said he would not pay a penny to help move him. Yes, I do believe they did move him. That's all I know. Above from Mary Floyd El-Khadem
Here is LaVerne Floyd Dykes recollection: think you are right about grandpa I don't remember the funeral but I do remember when he died and I remember hearing Mama and them talking about them moving him. I don't think any one of them came to the funeral and they just came and moved him. Here are Annette's memory of the event: Aunt Shug told me on Satrday before she died that Grandpa was buried with Grany. His obit says he was buried at Salem; Granny is in the Bryant plot at Trail Branch cemetery according to Joe Bbryant but her grave is umarked. Becky, or MA check the county records on the exhumation and reburial of Grandpa next to Miss Mary Lou and the two infants. I remember hearing them talk about burying him with their mother and the babies. We need this point clarified for the record, Prior to speaking to Shug, I thought he had been buried at Salem initially as I remembered a tree out there next to where he was buried. Love Annette
Joe Bryant was Annie's first cousin and son or grandson of Granny"s brother and was a preacher at bothTrail Branch and Mt Horeb..
Here is Rebecca Nagel's summation of the affair: Well, it seems that it is the consensus of all that Jesse's grave was moved. I'm sure that the Big "B" took matters into her hands and most likely used Florence and Duckie/Eva to back her up (bribery can make the most innocent do the unspeakable!)...Rubye was the only one who had the money to do it and the only one who would of thought of such a selfish and heartless act!!!
More from Annette:(It seems strange that he would have a funeral at Salem and then be buried at Trail Branch.Perhaps he was buried both times at Salem.) I believe he was buried originally at Salem and that Shug;s memory about him being buried with Granny is in error, I know Ruby, Florence and Eva had him moved for I remember MAMA SAYING SHE DID NOT CARE WHERE THEY BURIED HIM. 

Family 1

Mary Orliffie Bryant b. September 1863, d. after 1925
MARRIAGE*16 October 1881 He married Mary Orliffie Bryant, daughter of Thomas Bryant and Margarette Mullis, on 16 October 1881 at GA.1 
Divorce*circa 1893 He and Mary Orliffie Bryant were divorced circa 1893 at GA. 
Children

Family 2

Mary Lou Vinson b. 15 February 1876, d. 6 September 1905
MARRIAGE*8 June 1893 He married Mary Lou Vinson, daughter of Joseph F. Vinson and Josephine E. Griffin, on 8 June 1893. 
Children

Family 3

Mary J. (?) b. 1872
MARRIAGE*1907 He married Mary J. (?) in 1907 at GA; On the census it appears that his wife's name was Mary J. and her occupation was school teacher.
Note from Becky Nagle I double checked my census – JJ wasn’t in Wilkinson County with the new wife in 1910 – he was in Irwin County which was 3 counties south of Pulaski and 4 counties south of Bleckley.
His wife was teaching in Irwin and he rented a farm.
I’d love to find that marriage record, but where to look?? He married after 6 SEP 1905 (Mary Lou Vinson’s death date) and on the 23 MAY 1910 census date, it stated that they had been married 3 years…which puts the marriage date between 1906-1907. Let’s say he was ‘courting’ right after Mary Lou’s death - 1905-1906.
Here’s the question… Do you know if between 1905-1907 he was still farming away in GA or had he started his migration to the Florida everglades? I remember Shug saying that he dropped off Duckie, Florence and Bubba with the Floyds to live while Jesse and my grandfather took off – but when?
Mary J. was born in Georgia, so it’s not likely he met her and married in Florida. Do you think it is more likely that a teacher in Irwin Co. was ‘home-grown’ – hiring one of their ‘own’ to teach? Becky.2 

Family 4

Siddie Holland b. 27 December 1886, d. 22 February 1941
MARRIAGE*1929 He married Siddie Holland, daughter of Moses Holland and Mary A.E. Dykes, in 1929 at GA. According to Annette Floyd Kaplan: Miss Siddie Bradley was a neighbor of ours who lived about a mile and a half from mama and Papa. Grandpa Holland married her in his old age while living with us. They were not married for very long when he came back to stay with Mama and Papa where he stayed until the time of his death. 
Last Edited3 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S339] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S497] Becky Nagle, "Holland Correspondence," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2001.
  3. [S8] Family information.
  4. [S123] Unknown subject MVW file.
  5. [S55] 1870 Census;.
  6. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-0162 p. 388C.
  7. [S124] Unknown subject unknown repository, E.D. 61.
  8. [S60] 1910 Census;, Irwin Co., GA, Militia District 1388, EN 77, sheet 2b, Roll 195, Book 2, page 140b; lines 54 through 59:.

Jessie Florence Holland1

F, #1275, b. 19 December 1897
Father*Jesse Jasper Holland b. 12 Nov 1860, d. 17 Jan 1934
Mother*Mary Lou Vinson b. 15 Feb 1876, d. 6 Sep 1905
Birth*19 December 1897 Jessie Florence Holland was born on 19 December 1897 at Dudley, Laurens, GA. 
 She was the daughter of Jesse Jasper Holland and Mary Lou Vinson
Married Name Her married name was Kemp. 

Family

Children
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S130] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Jessie M. Holland

F, #1311, b. 23 April 1849
Father*John Holland b. c 1795, d. b 1857
Mother*Mary Little b. 1811, d. b 1849
Birth*23 April 1849 Jessie M. Holland was born on 23 April 1849 at GA. This is a male not a female.1 
 She was the daughter of John Holland and Mary Little
CENSUS1850*1850 She appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at Pulaski County, GA; Jessie appears on the census as a female age 1. No mother shown.2 
GUARDIAN B*7 December 1857 She was Jordan Allen appointed guardian for William and Jessie (female) Holland orphans of John Holland on 7 December 1857 at GA. 
Residence*1 January 1877 She lived on 1 January 1877 at Mesquite Station, Dallas, Texas; In a letter he is described as farming successfully in Texas with his brothers. 
Last Edited28 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S497] Becky Nagle, "Holland Correspondence," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2001.
  2. [S52] 1850 Census;.

Jim D. Holland1

M, #3807, b. 1906
Father*Robert Jeffery Holland1 b. 14 Jan 1869, d. 4 May 1940
Mother*Martha Pusser1 b. 15 Jan 1873, d. 22 May 1943
Birth*1906 Jim D. Holland was born in 1906.1 
 He was the son of Robert Jeffery Holland and Martha Pusser.1 
Last Edited12 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.

John Holland1

M, #1301, b. circa 1795, d. before 1857
John Holland land in relation to Floyds and son John Jasper Holland
JOHN HOLLAND LAND
Father*James Holland Sr. b. c 1766
ChartsAnnie Jane Holland
Reference0300
Birth*circa 1795 John Holland was born circa 1795 at SC More research needs to be done to determine who his parents were and where they came from. 
 He was the son of James Holland Sr. 
MARRIAGE*24 August 1824 He married Mary Little on 24 August 1824 This must be wife #2 as she was married to John after Sarah A. was born. 
MARRIAGE*29 December 1836 He married Sarah A. Higdon on 29 December 1836 at Laurens, GA.2 
Death*before 1857 He died before 1857 at Pulaski County, GA. 
TAXROLL* He was on the tax roll at GA John Holland paid tax on land in Georgia in 21st Dist lot 68 according to Ruth Blair in Early Tax digests of Georgia. 
MILITARY*1814 He served in the military in 1814 at GA He was in the militia. 
CENSUS1820*1820 He appeared on the census in 1820 at GA; He does not appear as head of household, but since he is in Pulaski he must be living with a sibling. He marries the next years. 
JURY*1823 He was served on jury He served on the Petit Jury in 1823 at GA. 
Milit-Beg*1 July 1831 He began military service on 1 July 1831 at GA Military service 1: July 1, 1831, Enlist. 2nd LT, 387th District, Pulaski Co, GA.2 
Occupation*1836 He was Its possible that he was a stone mason. in 1836 at GA.2 
Milit-End*10 March 1836 He ended military service on 10 March 1836 at GA; Military Discharge: 10 March 1836, 2nd LT, 387th District, Pulaski County Georgia
Military Enlistment: 01 July 1831, 2nd LT, 387th District, Pulaski County Georgia
He served in the same company as Shadrack Floyd son of Fed and Mourning Floyd.2 
CENSUS1840*1840 He appeared on the census in 1840; He is shown on the census with a wife, a son age 5-10, two sons age 10-15 and a daughter age 5-10 as well as one age 15-20. This is a very good fit with the 1850 if the daughter age 5-10 died.3 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at 1850, Pulaski County, GA; Real Estate valued at $2,000. It was lot 68 in 21st Dist. The property straddled the Uchee Road and was located two lots southwest (Closer to Cochran) of the Mourning Floyd property. The value of the property was $2,000. John is shown in 1850 living with his daughter Sarah A. and a houseful of young children. Its likely he was a widower. His newly wed daughter, Elizabeth lives next door.4 
Will*7 December 1857 He left a will on 7 December 1857 at GA At the Georgia Archives there is a record of a letter of appointment to appraise the estate of William and Jesse Holland. Presumably this was at the death of their father, John Holland. The appraisers were named as John D. Wynn, Elisha Holland, Jesse Bryant, Henry Barlow and C. Smith Esquire and they were asked to appraise the "goods and chattles of William and Jesse Holland minors of J. Holland". Jordan Allen was named as guardian. He was a neighbor who according to the 1850 census lived three houses away from Joshua and two houses away from Elisha. The appointment was dated 12-7-1857. The estate was sold and on page 109 of the record there is a list of items sold and to whom and for how much money. 
EMAIL*2003  In 2003 Here is a note for future research:February 2003 SueMcClendon1@aol.com (her e-mail no longer works)
Hi Margaret, I'm John Holland's GGGGranddaughter. I'm from Bleckley County GA,but live in Tucson AZ now. I was just talking to my husband last night about a way of finding out where John and Elisha's land was located. I have some deeds and plots, but don't understand them. I would love that information. I've been to the Holland cemetery and I think part of the land around there was John's. I would like for you to send me the sources on how you got this information also, for future reference. Have you been to the land? There's a very small log cabin directly across the field from the cemetery and I think this might have been Elisha's first house. My Daddy, William Andrew Holland,Sr(Billy), said that John's log cabin, or what they think was his, was behind another house down the road that my neice lives in now and Wille and Nellie Mae lived in before passing. All of these are assumptions, of course. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The short story you wrote on John Jasper was super, very well written. 

Family 1

Mary Little b. 1811, d. before 1849
MARRIAGE*24 August 1824 He married Mary Little on 24 August 1824 This must be wife #2 as she was married to John after Sarah A. was born. 
Children

Family 2

Sarah A. Higdon b. 23 April 1820, d. after 1880
MARRIAGE*29 December 1836 He married Sarah A. Higdon on 29 December 1836 at GA.2 
Children
Last Edited4 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. There are two John Hollands about the same age in early Pulaski county Georgia. One is the son of Lewis Holland the first sheriff. It has be conculsively proven that John son of Lewis is not the ancestor of John Jasper Holland.
  2. [S497] Becky Nagle, "Holland Correspondence," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2001.
  3. [S51] 1840 Census;.
  4. [S52] 1850 Census;.

John Holland

M, #1312, b. 9 January 1835, d. 19 September 1909
Father*Elisha Holland b. c 1805, d. Jun 1859
Mother-STP*Margaret Bryant d. b 1870
MotherMary McCray (?) d. b 1837
Birth*9 January 1835 John Holland was born on 9 January 1835 at Holland Cemetery, Pulaski County, GA., Not absolutely certain this is the same John, but dates fit. Birth and death taken from tombstone.1 
 He was the son of Elisha Holland and Margaret Bryant
MARRIAGE*7 September 1856 He married Elizabeth H. Forest on 7 September 1856 Yes, John and Susannah "Beloved" are the parents of David. John was born about 1755; probably in North Carolina and died 28 Mar 1826 in Mecklenburg County, NC. His father was Moses Purser but no clue about his mother. Susannah "Beloved" Cuthbertson was born about 1750. Her father was David Cuthbertson who was born about 1720.
That is about all I have on them and all that is available on familysearch.com. As for Sarah Holland's middle name that was furnished by some Purser/Pusser relation unfortunately I do not have her data. Sarah's parents were John Holland 9 Jan 1835 Georgia/19 Sep 1909 and Elizabeth H "Eliza" Forest 4 Oct 1840 Georgia/5 Jun 1903. John and Elizabeth were married 7 Sep 1856. His parents were Elisha Holland/Mary Polly Bryant. I have John & Elizabeth on census documents through 1880. Thanks for the map. Pat PatsPassion@cox.net. 
Death*19 September 1909 He died on 19 September 1909 at GA. at age 74 Not absolutely certain this is the same John, but it looks plausible.2 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at Pulaski County, GA; Living with parents in house # 202.3 
CENSUS18601860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA; He lived in house # 520 next door to his mother who was a widow with a number of small children at home.4 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at GA; In addition to his family there are two people listed on the census who do not appear to be his children. They are Jesse Bryant 14 and Mary Holland 16. The are listed last after the youngest child (out of usual order).5 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at GA.6 

Family

Elizabeth H. Forest b. 4 October 1840, d. 5 June 1903
MARRIAGE*7 September 1856 He married Elizabeth H. Forest on 7 September 1856 Yes, John and Susannah "Beloved" are the parents of David. John was born about 1755; probably in North Carolina and died 28 Mar 1826 in Mecklenburg County, NC. His father was Moses Purser but no clue about his mother. Susannah "Beloved" Cuthbertson was born about 1750. Her father was David Cuthbertson who was born about 1720.
That is about all I have on them and all that is available on familysearch.com. As for Sarah Holland's middle name that was furnished by some Purser/Pusser relation unfortunately I do not have her data. Sarah's parents were John Holland 9 Jan 1835 Georgia/19 Sep 1909 and Elizabeth H "Eliza" Forest 4 Oct 1840 Georgia/5 Jun 1903. John and Elizabeth were married 7 Sep 1856. His parents were Elisha Holland/Mary Polly Bryant. I have John & Elizabeth on census documents through 1880. Thanks for the map. Pat PatsPassion@cox.net. 
Children
Last Edited26 May 2007

Citations

  1. [S502] June Adams, Betsy Smith Robin Mullis, Bleckley County, Georgia Cemeteries.
  2. [S500] Bob Bridger, Holland Cemetery, Not absolutely certain this is the same John, but it looks plausible.
  3. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  4. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  5. [S55] 1870 Census;.
  6. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-0162 p. 430C.

John Holland

M, #1337, b. August 1850, d. 19 June 1941
Macedonia Baptist Church
Dodge County Georgia
Picture from Scott Tolbert showing John Holland. Macedonia Church in background.
Father*Moses Holland b. 2 Feb 1828, d. 1 Feb 1917
Mother*Charity Peacock d. b 1860
Birth*August 1850 John Holland was born in August 1850 Information from his tombstone. 
 He was the son of Moses Holland and Charity Peacock
MARRIAGE*1871 He married Rosella Harvey, daughter of C.C. Harvey and Sarah Jane (?), in 1871 at GA.1 
Obituary*19 June 1941 Obnituary of John Holland was on 19 June 1941 at Dodge County, GA.1 
Note* He Here is a note from Betty Smith in Pulaski County. I suspect this is the same John, but its only circumstantial based on the birthdate for John as well as the statement that John was born in Pulaski County:
Found an obit for Charity's mother and father:
Times Journal, Eastman, Georgia
Thursday, February 1, 1923
Mrs. John Holland, an aged and highly respected lady who resided four miles from Chester, died January 18th. Mrs. Holland was 72 years old.
Previous to her marriage she was Miss Rosella Harvey. The body was interred in the cemetery at Macedonia Baptist Church. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Crosby.
Mrs. Holland was married to Mr. John Holland, Jr. in 1871. Surviving her are her husband and several sons and daughters as follows: Mrs. Joe Arnold, Ft. Valley, J. J. Holland, Mrs. E. L. Skipper, Mrs. B. M. Hosford, B. W. Holland, Mrs. Maggie Mullis and Mrs. Missouri Cole.
Tombstone: Rosella Jane Holland b. March 9, 1851, d. Jan. 18, 1923

Times Journal, Thursday, June 19, 1941

Mr. John Holland died at his home near Chester Sunday morning of the infirmities of old age, he having passed his 90th. birthday last august.
He was a native of Pulaski County, but had made his home in Dodge the past 50 years. The children are: Mrs. J. F. Arnold, Ft. Valley; Mrs. B. M.
Hosford, Cochran; Mrs. R. F. Cole, Macon; Mrs. E. L. Skipper, Chester; sons, B. W. Holland, Macon, J. J., Cochran.
Funeral services were held at Macedonia church Monday morning, conducted by Rev. J. N. Crosby. The following grandsons served as casket bearers: E.
H. Hosford, J. M. Skipper, C. C. Hosford, Ivy Cole, C. w. Arnold, Emmett Mullis. Interment was in the church cemetery.
I did not find a grave for him at Macedonia.

He is the great grandfather of Ray Arnold rayarnold02@hotmail.com.2 
Census*1860 He appeared on the census of 1860 at Pulaski County, GA.3 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870; He appears in the 1870 census. 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Hampton Mill, Laurens County, GA.4 
Death*8 June 1941 He was #R3 CENSUS on 8 June 1941. 

Family

Rosella Harvey b. 9 March 1851, d. 18 January 1923
MARRIAGE*1871 He married Rosella Harvey, daughter of C.C. Harvey and Sarah Jane (?), in 1871 at GA.1 
Children
Last Edited13 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S614] Betty Smith, "Betty," e-mail to MVW, Oct 7 2007.
  2. [S614] Betty Smith, "Betty," e-mail to MVW, Oct 7 2007, This is based on circumstantial evidence inferred from obituary.
  3. [S142] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  5. [S59] 1900 Census;.

John Holland

M, #1371, b. circa 1869
Father*Jepy Holland b. c 1848
Mother*Elizabeth (?) b. c 1848
Birth*circa 1869 John Holland was born circa 1869. 
 He was the son of Jepy Holland and Elizabeth (?) 
Census*1880 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Pulaski County, GA. 
Note*2003  This person shows in the 1870 census as the son of Jesse and Isabella I. I am reluctant to change parents though without further research. 
Last Edited26 Sep 2007

John Holland1

M, #4145, b. 1801
Father*Lewis Holland1 b. 1777, d. 1836
Mother*Sarah Sutton1 b. c 1770, d. 1823
Birth*1801 John Holland was born in 1801. 
 He was the son of Lewis Holland and Sarah Sutton.1 
Last Edited15 Mar 2005

Citations

  1. [S567] Barry Holland, "Barry Holland," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2005.

John B. Holland1

M, #3656, b. June 1897
Father*William W. Holland1 b. 20 Feb 1858, d. 28 Jan 1944
Mother*Martha J. (?)1 b. 11 Aug 1862
Birth*June 1897 John B. Holland was born in June 1897.1 
 He was the son of William W. Holland and Martha J. (?)1 
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.

John I. Holland

M, #1363, b. circa 1830, d. before 1870
Birth*circa 1830 John I. Holland was born circa 1830. 
MARRIAGE*circa 1850 He married Nancy (?) circa 1850. 
Death*before 1870 He died before 1870 Its possible he died in Civil War. P. 132 of Pulaski County History shows a J.L Holland who enlisted the same day as J.J. Holland.

J.L. Holland is said to have surrendered at Appomattox April 9 1865.
 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at Pulaski County, GA.1 

Family

Nancy (?) b. circa 1823
Children
Last Edited20 Jan 2003

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;, Shos them living in house # 431.

John J. Holland1

M, #3739, b. 1869
Father*Jesse Holland1 b. 1845
Mother*Isabella Jane Sandiford1 b. 1835
Birth*1869 John J. Holland was born in 1869 at GA.1 
 He was the son of Jesse Holland and Isabella Jane Sandiford.1 
Last Edited22 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S55] 1870 Census;.

John James Holland1

M, #5042, b. 13 April 1875, d. 15 August 1952
Father*John Holland b. Aug 1850, d. 19 Jun 1941; Four sisters, but do not know names. They are shown with married names in the obituary.1
Mother*Rosella Harvey1 b. 9 Mar 1851, d. 18 Jan 1923
Birth*13 April 1875 John James Holland was born on 13 April 1875.1 
 He was the son of John Holland and Rosella Harvey.1 
MARRIAGE*26 December 1895 He married Nancy Jane Dykes on 26 December 1895 John James Holland, b. April 13, 1875, d. aug. 15, 1952. Married Nancy Jane Dykes, b. May 28, 1879, d. April 27, 1956. They were married Dec. 26, 1895 but I don't know where that date came from. They are both buried at Macedonia Baptist church, Dodge County.1 
Death*15 August 1952 He died on 15 August 1952 at age 77 John James Holland, b. April 13, 1875, d. Aug. 15, 1952. Married Nancy Jane Dykes, b. May 28, 1879, d. April 27, 1956. They were married Dec. 26, 1895 but I don't know where that date came from. They are both buried at Macedonia Baptist church, Dodge County.1 
Burial*after 15 August 1952 He was buried after 15 August 1952 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Dodge County, GA, John James Holland, b. April 13, 1875, d. aug. 15, 1952. Married Nancy Jane Dykes, b. May 28, 1879, d. April 27, 1956. They were married Dec. 26, 1895 but I don't know where that date came from. They are both buried at Macedonia Baptist church, Dodge County.1 

Family

Nancy Jane Dykes d. 27 April 1956
Last Edited10 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S614] Betty Smith, "Betty," e-mail to MVW, Oct 7 2007.

John Jasper Holland1,2

M, #1281, b. 7 September 1837, d. 1862
JOHN JASPER HOLLAND
Father*John Holland b. c 1795, d. b 1857
Mother*Sarah A. Higdon b. 23 Apr 1820, d. a 1880
ChartsAnnie Jane Holland
Birth*7 September 1837 John Jasper Holland was born on 7 September 1837 Holland Bible went to Texas with his mother.3 
 He was the son of John Holland and Sarah A. Higdon
MARRIAGE*10 February 1858 He married Josephine Donaldson, daughter of Joseph Crawford Donaldson and Susannah "Susie" Odom, on 10 February 1858 at Pulaski County, GA.4 
Burial*circa 1862 He was buried circa 1862 at VA. 
Death*1862 He died in 1862 at VA He died of war wounds in a hospital somewhere in Virginia.5,4 
Probatecirca 1862 His wrote his will circa 1862 at GA before going to fight in Civil War; The text of his will is included as it make a very telling statement about life in civil War times:
I make my last will and testament knowing that I must shortly depart this life. All my land except the lot where I live, known as number 8, is to be sold to pay my debts, and if necessary, my cattle, hogs, and horses can be sold for the same purpose. To my wife Josephine the lot of land where we live, being lot number 8 in district 21, as long as she lives on the place and uses it to take care of the children. If she breaks up housekeeping and leaves the place it is to be sold and used for the benefit of my children, Elizabeth Juliet, and Jesse. I appoint A. R. Coley as executor. Signed June 12,1861. Witnessed by Joseph M. White, John W. Walters, James Scarborough, Abraham Sanger. Note that James Scarborough who enlisted June 7, 1861 was captured at Wilderness May 6, 1864 and died in a Northern prison in 1864.6 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at GA.7 
GUARDIAN B2 November 1857  On 2 November 1857 at GA W.W. Perry named guardian for J.L. Holland orphan of John Holland. ( Bet this should read J.J Holland for John Jasper Holland.)
03-05 Not so sure of this as there was a J.L. Holand who went to Texas apparently with his brothers William J., Jim and Jessie one of whom could be the J. L. In the same guardianship record William J. is also listed as a minor. 
LANDCONTRA*1858 He purchased land in 1858 at GA He purchased land from his uncle Elisha. Presumably this coincided with his marriage to Josephine. 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA; 1860 Census shows Joseph Holland 22, Josephine 18, Elizabeth 1, William (brother?) 15. I believe this is the same as John Jasper Holland (mvw 1984).8 
MILITARY*20 June 1861 He served in the military on 20 June 1861 at GA A John J. Holland is listed in Anderson's Battery with no muster date or place. (This could be the same one, but there were several people with similar names so be careful.)
Apparently he was in the 8th Regiment Georgia Infantry Company G as his widow filed for and received a pension Dec 30 1862. Certificate # 9264 in the amount of $74.20.
Go to http://richardbohannon.com/PDF%20Files/Historical%20Sketch%20of%20Co.%20G_(A).pdf and read the full description of his Regiment.4,9,10,11,2


 
MILITARY20 June 1861 He served in the military on 20 June 1861 CSAPrivate, Company G, 8th GA Infantry of Northern Virginia a/k/a Pulaski Volunteers.

Holland , J.J.

BATTLE UNIT NAME:8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
SIDE:Confederacy
COMPANY:G
SOLDIER'S RANK IN:Private
SOLDIER'S RANK OUT:Private
ALTERNATE NAME:
FILM NUMBER:M226 ROLL 29
PLAQUE NUMBER:
NOTES: none. 
INVENTORY*1862 Here is estate inventory.
GUARDIAN B*3 June 1867  On 3 June 1867 at GA Joseph C. Donaldson guardian to the orphans of J.J. Holland - Elizabeth J. and John J. 
Biography*1999  The story of John Jasper Holland and Josephine Donaldson is most touching. It is a story that is common to many families of the time and yet it becomes more poignant when we see our own ancestors who add flesh and bone to the statistics of death, wounds, separation, loss and sadness. Only then can the real extent of the tragedy begin to seep into our minds. Only when we read a will and an estate administration can we start to really know the story as it really was. Looking back at history and knowing the final outcome of a pitiful story is a emotionally wrenching experience. A simple census record, a probated will and then another census record can depict real history of not only one family, but of a whole society. Imagine how the attitudes and destiny of very real people were altered by an event that shook the nation. When the Civil War erupted it blew a hole in the social fabric of the south. John Jasper Holland and Josephine Donaldson were scarcely married two years when the hostilities exploded. When fighting broke out, John J. Holland, like his neighbor, Shadrack Floyd, immediately felt the pull of service to the cause of the confederacy. John Jasper joined one of the original regiments from the county and prepared to depart for battle. Knowing clearly the possibility of being fatally wounded, John composed his last will and testament before he marched away. It reads as follows: In the name of God Amen I John Jasper Holland being of sound and disposing mind and memory knowing that I must shortly depart this life, deem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself that I should make a disposition of the property with which a Kind Providence has blessed me. I do therefore make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all others by me heretofore made. First I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executors hereinafter named and appointed. Second I desire and direct that all my lands (except the lot whereon I now live known as number 8) shall be sold for the payment of my debts, and in case it does not sell for an amount sufficient to pay my debts, then I desire and direct that my cattle, hogs, and horse if necessary shall be sold for that purpose. Third I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Josephine the lot of land whereon we now live in the twenty-second district of Pulaski County containing two hundred two acres and a half with all the rights members and appurtenances to said lot of land in any wise belonging, free from all charge whatever, to her own proper use, benefit and behoof, provided that she (shall) will remain on the place and take care of the children and the property but in case she should break up housekeeping and leave the place to go to waste then I desire and direct that the said lot of land number 8 in the 22nd district and all farming utensils, stock and appurtenances shall be sold for the use and benefit of my two children viz. Elizabeth Juliet and Jesse and the proceeds of the sale to be equally divided between them. Dated and signed June 12, 1861. Executor A.r.. Coley (a friend) was named. Signed J.J.. Holland

This will was found at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Will Book B (1855-1906) p. 77. The will recorded just before this one was written by a man named Scarborough in which he mentions going off to war. It is logical to assume that John Jasper Holland's will was written for the same purpose. John Jasper Holland dated his will on June 12, 1861. Eight days later on June 20, 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate service. He died in a Virginia hospital in 1862 without ever seeing his family again. His death left Josephine a widow and like other women of her time she bore the responsibility or carrying on with life in a very different world and with precious few resources for the task. Not only was her family destroyed, but her way of life as well. The court records of Pulaski County tell the brutal facts of Josephine's situation for it reveals an inventory that speaks of the meager possessions left for the support of the young wife, and the infants, Jesse Jasper and Elizabeth Juliett. Consider that this is what they had for support:

The inventory of the estate of John Jasper Holland tells the stark story.
It was dated July 11, 1862 and the appraisers listed were James L. Bryant, John W. Waters, A.r. Coley, John Holland and Jordan Allen. They listed his belonging and their value as follows: 3 chairs - 1.50, 1 lot of pot ware - 6.00, 1 lot of crockery - 2.00, 1 table and Pail - 2.50, 1 spinning wheel - 4.00, 2 bedsteads and furniture - 30.00, 1 trunk - 2.50, 1 cow bell - 1.00, l lot farming tools - 8.00, 1 double barrel shot gun - 15.00, 2 tubs - 1.00, 14 head hogs at 2.00 per head - 28.00, 4 head cattle at 7.00 per head - 28.00, 1 horse - 28.00, 405 acres land (202.5 in District #8 and 202.5 in District #6 & 7 at 5.00 per - 2,025., 1 note on Jas.. B. Holland and John J. Holland due 1st of June 1861 - 30.00, 1 acct.. Jas. B. Holland - 21.15, 1 acct. on W.w.. Perry Guardian for J.s. Holland - 12.25, 1 acct.. on Ann Mullis - 2.00, 1 loom - 10.00, 1 pr card and 2 axes - 10.00, 3 Bales Cotton at 16 cents per pound - , Sleel yards (?) - 2.50.

The young family was shattered by a wave that rippled down through the years causing lives to flow in unexpected directions. The young wife was left with the responsibility of raising two young children alone in a ruined land with few provisions for support. Obtaining food and shelter became a full time occupation leaving little time for the niceties of discipline, love and tenderness. It was basic living, and the children learned early of the hardships of life and how to depend upon their own resourcefulness. They grew up self-sufficient and independent. Discipline and restrictions were few and without the tempering effect of a father's direction it seems natural that the young son, Jesse Jasper Holland, would develop a taste for the casual, non-conformist life style. His grandchildren would remember him as a "fascinating rogue" who reminded some of Rhett Butler in "Gone With the Wind". Not having a stable childhood caused him not to value stability and he developed a tendency to come and go as he pleased. In fact, he was probably the most well-traveled man that the people of the town of Cochran had ever known. He was an exotic creature who travelled as far away as Texas and the Florida everglades and was prone to coming home with gifts and stories of his travels. The young people adored his adventures, but at a cost to his own wife and family who suffered from his abandonment. As a child Jesse, this son of the slain Confederate soldier, was beautiful with copper-red hair. Worldly privation caused him to develop the defense of excessive charm and he grew into a very handsome man with an appealing appearance and a free and easy life-style. He quickly caught the attention of a young girl of the county, Orliffie Bryant. The couple married when he was twenty-one years old and produced two daughters, Annie Jane Holland and Margaret Juliette Holland, before the itch returned to his feet and the call of adventure demanded an answer. He was off to the West, the land of action, excitement and opportunity. Family descriptions of Jesse are unanimous in saying that he was a rare breed of man for whom a comfortable life on a quiet farm would mean death by boredom. The spark of the pioneer and the fire of individualism burned in his soul and when the wanderlust struck, he could only pack and leave his young family. To him his actions were not cruel or even unusual, but rather they were a fact of life. His father had left him as a child and that to him seem acceptable behavior. Travel broadens a life perception and Jesse Holland was no exception. His adventures led him to a certain level of sophistication in life-style as well as dress. In fact, he was the local celebrity when he chose to return to Cochran for visits and the town as well as his family quickly fell under the spell of his charm. Any bitterness that the family may have felt over his desertion, dried like the dew on an August morning when they beheld this handsome, worldly traveler full of adventure stories of life beyond the county. The family called him J.j.. and he was treated like royalty. Before the days of television and mass communication, he was their link to a quickly changing world. Jesse Holland saw the world changing and brought the vision of the twentieth century to the small Georgia community. He expanded the vision of his daughter, Annie, and her children. Perhaps his influence was greatest on Annie's daughters who as youngsters listened eagerly to his tales of panthers in Florida and travels in Texas. It is likely that these stories whet their appetite for a larger world, and eventually all of the females found a way to leave the confines of the county to seek the larger world. Jesse lit the spark of romantic adventure in them and provided a window on the world for the Floyd youngsters. 
Note*2006 He Here is a research note. Have been trying to determine how the Holland family stacks up. Its possible that John Jasper's father was not John married to Mary Little, but James B.Holland. The 1850 census showns James B Holland with Jno J. age 17 (born 1833) in his household. James also had a daughter Mary age 22 listed as "dumb" in 2006. 

Family

Josephine Donaldson b. 8 November 1842, d. 19 May 1907
MARRIAGE*10 February 1858 He married Josephine Donaldson, daughter of Joseph Crawford Donaldson and Susannah "Susie" Odom, on 10 February 1858 at GA.4 
Children
Last Edited14 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S137] Unknown subject, Roster of Confederate soldiers, June 20 1861 State Archives of Georgia.
  2. [S7] Lillian Henderson,, Confederate Roster.
  3. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  4. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  5. [S134] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  6. [S136] Will, June 12 1861 State Archives of Georgia.
  7. [S52] 1850 Census;, He is shown living with his parents and siblings.
  8. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  9. [S135] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  10. [S472] "Anderson's Battery."
  11. [S533] Unknown editor, Service Records 8th, Microfilm at Georgia Archives.

John Joseph Holland1

M, #1277, b. 24 November 1895
J.J. HOLLAND
Father*Jesse Jasper Holland b. 12 Nov 1860, d. 17 Jan 1934
Mother*Mary Lou Vinson b. 15 Feb 1876, d. 6 Sep 1905
Birth*24 November 1895 John Joseph Holland was born on 24 November 1895 at Dudley, Laurens, GA. 
 He was the son of Jesse Jasper Holland and Mary Lou Vinson
MARRIAGE*24 June 1918 He married Mable Young on 24 June 1918 at Coweta, GA, Information on the family was hard to find as shown by the following note from: Robert Nagle [mailto:rlnagle@mindspring.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 9:03 PM
To: Margot Woodrough
Subject: Found John Joseph's 1st wife & 2 daughters!!
Again, going on another "hunch & rumors" approach, I have found Jay's first wife! I had heard that he abandoned a wife and 2 daughters....sound familiar?????
Uncle Toby had mentioned "Newnan, GA" in the past, then cousin Evelyn mentioned it again recently....so I decided to follow up.

I knew he was discharged in 1917 and was in California by 1925 (possibly earlier), so a kind soul who does marriage lookups in Coweta County searched for a John Joseph Holland marriage between those dates and BINGO!! He married Mable Young (b. 1890) on 24 JUN 1918 in Coweta Co, GA. They had 2 daughters, Barbara and Jean. Barbara married Arthur Matthews and had one son David Matthews born in 1940.

Searching for a Mable Young on www.ancestry.com, I found a family tree listing a Mable Young married to Holand...it did not have much detail (obviously - they did not have the name right), but she was buried in Coweta County...I sent an e-mail to the author (deja vue?) and again BINGO!!!
The author, Ed Speer acknowledged the connection and forwarded my e-mail to Al Franklin, who actually did the research. Al has written and we are in the early stages of sharing info. BTW Al lives in Sarasota...
Thought you'd like this little tid bit, I'll keep you posted...the nut didn't fall too far from the tree did it?? Becky. 
Employment*1916 He was employed in 1916 at Corporal Army. 
MILITARY*1916 He served in the military in 1916 at Indianapolis, IN, Tina Floyd passed on to MVW the certificate of enlistment for John J. Holland for the time he served as a corporal in company C of the First Regiment of Indiana Infantry National Guard. He enlisted in Indianapolis on June 19, 1916 and was discharged on March 21, 1917 in Brownsville, Texas. His physical description says that he was twenty years old and was trained as a railroadman. He had gray eyes and brown hair with a light complexion. He was 6'1"tall. His character was described as honest, faithful with no AWOL and no absences.
(Original of this was sent to his grandaughter Becky Nagle in 10-01.)2 

Family 1

Mable Young b. 1890

Family 2

Children
Last Edited26 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S133] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S132] Unknown subject unknown repository.

John L. Holland

M, #1316, b. circa 1862
Father*John Holland b. 9 Jan 1835, d. 19 Sep 1909
Mother*Elizabeth H. Forest b. 4 Oct 1840, d. 5 Jun 1903
Birth*circa 1862 John L. Holland was born circa 1862. 
 He was the son of John Holland and Elizabeth H. Forest
Census*1870 He appeared on the census of 1870 at Pulaski County, GA. 
Last Edited25 Apr 2006

Johsua L. Holland1

M, #5293, b. 23 March 1843
Father*John Holland1 b. c 1795, d. b 1857
Mother*Sarah A. Higdon1 b. 23 Apr 1820, d. a 1880
Birth*23 March 1843 Johsua L. Holland was born on 23 March 1843.1 
 He was the son of John Holland and Sarah A. Higdon.1 
Last Edited2 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. [S497] Becky Nagle, "Holland Correspondence," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2001.

Jos, Holland

M, #2012
ChartsWilliam Basse
MARRIAGE* Jos, Holland married Elizabeth Bass, daughter of Jesse Bass and Francis (?)

Family

Elizabeth Bass
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Joseph Holland1

M, #4168, b. 1868
Father*(?) Holland1 d. b 1880
Mother*Mary Anderson1 b. 1848
Birth*1868 Joseph Holland was born in 1868.1 
 He was the son of (?) Holland and Mary Anderson.1 
Last Edited3 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Joshaway Holland1,2

M, #3433, b. 1802, d. before 1851
Father*James Holland Sr. b. c 1766
Birth*1802 Joshaway Holland was born in 1802 at SC. 
 He was the son of James Holland Sr. 
MARRIAGE*26 August 1829 He married Jane Adams on 26 August 1829 at Pulaski County, GA, She is called widow Jane (Adams) Holland.1,2 
Death*before 1851 He died before 1851. 
Name Variation  Joshaway Holland was also known as Joshua Holland. 
JURY*1823 He was served on jury He served on the Petit Jury. in 1823 at GA. 
CENSUS1830*1830 He appeared on the census in 1830 at Pulaski County, GA; He is shown living with his wife and another male age 20-29. Probably a brother.3 
CENSUS18401840 He appeared on the census in 1840; He is shown living with one male age 10-15 and another male age 30-40. No idea who the males are, but if they are Lawson Roland and John Nolan shown with them on the 1850 then this is a perfect fit. 
CENSUS1840*1840 He appeared on the census in 1840 at GA; Shown living with two other males who could be Lawson Roland and John Molan who show up on the 1850 in the household. 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at GA; The household has Lawson Roland and John Meolan living with them. They are listed as laborers.
Lawson Rolan | 20 M | Lab | SC John Nolan | 26 M | Lab | Ga. | Josephus Bascumb | 20 M | Far.4 
LANDCONTRA*1857 He purchased land in 1857 at GA Book M p. 359 north half of lot 9 (101.25) acres from Joshua Holland to John Holland (presume this is his brother). This was next to John and Josephine's lot 8.5 

Family

Jane Adams d. 1893
MARRIAGE*26 August 1829 He married Jane Adams on 26 August 1829 at GA She is called widow Jane (Adams) Holland.1,2 
Child
Last Edited15 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S501] Descendancy of Archibald Odom, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~oceanbreez/…
  2. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  3. [S50] 1830 Census;.
  4. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  5. [S557] Pulaski Land Records.

Julianna Holland

F, #1344, b. April 1870
Father*William J. Holland b. 21 Sep 1844
Mother*Sallie L. Mullis b. 1853
Birth*April 1870 Julianna Holland was born in April 1870.1 
 She was the daughter of William J. Holland and Sallie L. Mullis
Last Edited26 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S55] 1870 Census;.

Julie Holland

F, #2214
Mother*(?) (?)
 Julie Holland was the daughter of (?) (?) 
Last Edited4 Jan 1998

Jullian Holland1

M, #3805, b. 1902
Father*Robert Jeffery Holland1 b. 14 Jan 1869, d. 4 May 1940
Mother*Martha Pusser1 b. 15 Jan 1873, d. 22 May 1943
Birth*1902 Jullian Holland was born in 1902.1 
 He was the son of Robert Jeffery Holland and Martha Pusser.1 
Last Edited12 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.

Kennie H. Holland1

M, #5035, b. February 1882
Father*Moses Holland1 b. 2 Feb 1828, d. 1 Feb 1917
Mother*Mary A.E. Dykes1 b. c 1854
Birth*February 1882 Kennie H. Holland was born in February 1882.1 
 He was the son of Moses Holland and Mary A.E. Dykes.1 
Last Edited24 Jun 2008

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.

Levina Holland

F, #1376, b. 1875
Father*Moses Holland b. 2 Feb 1828, d. 1 Feb 1917
Mother*Mary A.E. Dykes b. c 1854
Birth*1875 Levina Holland was born in 1875 at Pulaski County, GA.1 
 She was the daughter of Moses Holland and Mary A.E. Dykes
Name Variation  Levina Holland was also known as Serena Holland.2 
Census*1880 She appeared on the census of 1880 at GA.3 
Last Edited25 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;, Found name Senena on 1880. Think this is Lavinia.
  3. [S150] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Lewis Holland1

M, #3192, b. 1777, d. 1836
Reference0301
Birth*1777 Lewis Holland was born in 1777 at Pitt/Craven, N.C.2 
MARRIAGE*15 September 1794 He married Sarah Sutton, daughter of Solomon Sutton and Mary Blount, on 15 September 1794 at N.C Bondsman: Samuel Chapman, John Sears LDS records (www.familysearch.com) : Source Information:
Lewis Holland found in KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850
Spouse - Sarah Davis Marriage Date Sept 15, 1794 in Craven County, NC
Source: County Ct. Records at New Bern NC Microfilm 0296801-0296808
Batch Number: 713430 Sheet: 30 Source Call No.: 0820056 Type: Film
Note from Becky Nagle: I had this information too, but don’t have my source in TMG (it could be in my notebook): Record#: 02 168; Bondsman: Saml Chapman; John Sears; Bond # 000027110 - I quickly checked with Craven Co., NC GenWeb, and it wasn’t from there, so I’ll have to see what I can find.
This web page (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/l/Mark-Q-Holland/index.html ) states that Lewis’ son John was married to a Hulda (born about 1805 in GA) I remember reading that you thought there were two John Hollands in Pulaski that may be getting mixed up. Was one the John married to Hulda? She sure was right. There were two Johns. MVW 3-05.2,3 
Death*1836 He died in 1836 at Jackson, FL. 
Occupation*4 May 1809  On 4 May 1809 at Pulaski County, GA, He was first Sheriff of Pulaski County.4 
Biography*2001  This note from Becky Nagle. Sounds like what I've heard before. "Uncle Toby said that someone in the family had the Holland genealogy going back to the 5 brothers who immigrated from England and landed in Charleston, SC. He said that 2 brothers stayed in SC, 2 brothers came to GA and one brother went to TX. Do you know anything about this? I only go back to our John Holland who was born in SC in 1803. Do you know his father's name and if he was one of the 5 brothers?" Note from MVW in response to above. I got this Holland family from the census, but all that was shown there were initials. However, all of the initials agree with the full names in the descendant list I received from Cara Murray. I corresponded with Cara and she seemed a careful reseacher so I included her name and dates for the Lewis Holland family here. Her cited sources were mostly secondary such as CD-ROM's. When we look at the family we see that they were in North Carolina in Craven County until their fourth child was born in South Carolina. By the time their ninth child was born they had moved to middle Georgia. In view of all this in March of 2000 I think all needs to be reexamined. Barry Holland has a strong case for Lewis not being a direct ancestor. Cara Murray got her things from CD Roms which could point back to me. 
Note*2005 He Here is a rather definative note from Barry Holland. I included it as the Holland research is still very much up in the air.

I (Barry) am 100% sure of my descendants of Lewis and Sarah (Sutton) Holland. They had 6 children, as per the deed of gift filed 1 Sep 1835 in Barbour County, AL while Lewis was still a resident of Jackson County, FL. I do believe the Charity, James B., Joshua, your John, Elizabeth, and Elisha are related to my Lewis, but they are NOT his children. Below is a short synopsis of how I came to be 100% sure of my info.
The first record I ever found that linked my Allen to Lewis was the 2 of them signing a petition together in Jackson County, FL for a postal route to that area. This was 22 Jun 1834. I found this in a book of Territorial Papers for the Territory of Florida in the Shreveport, LA library. This was probably 10 or 15 years ago. At this time I started trying to prove Lewis was Allen's father. I tracked Lewis back to NC, finding his 15 Sep 1794 marriage to Sarah Davis. Later on, (I really can't remember right now) I believe I found the Sutton name while researching at my local LDS library. I found the census records in GA and FL for Lewis, the land records in Jefferson County, Pulaski County, Laurens County, Wilkinson County GA and the Jackson County land grant. I was at the LDS library and I decided to order some microfilms(even though I really didn't have the extra cash to waste). The first one was the reverse index to the deeds of Jackson County, FL. Nothing. Next I got the Jackson County, FL estates. I did find several interesting entries in it. The I ordered the film of the Barbour County, AL deed index(film rolls 1294003 and 1294004), hoping to find a land record that helped to prove Allen and John were brothers (something else I had believed since I started doing this genealogy as a 6th grade project when I was 11 or 12 years old. I'm now 33). When the film came in and I looked at it, my heart jumped into my throat. I can't find where I wrote it down but the first entry said “Lewis Holland to wife and children”. I quickly contacted the courthouse in Clayton, AL and they referred me to a local genealogist who did lookups. She copied the deed record for me and sent it to me. I transcribed it, shown here:
Barbour Co. AL Probate Ct. Deed Book A, Pages 134-36
Territory of Florida          Know all men by these presents that I Lewis Holland of the aforesaid
Jackson County               named county and territory in consideration of the natural love which I have and bear for my wife Elizabeth Holland and my children Moses Holland John Holland Susanna Parker formerly Susannah Holland Allen Holland and the children of my deceased daughter Mary Taylor formerly Mary Holland counting in consideration the said children as one heir and the children of my deceased son William Holland as one heir making in all seven heirs and allso for divers other good causes and considerations I(?) the said Lewis Holland hereunto moving have given granted and confirmed and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto the said Moses Holland Jno. Holland Susannah Parker formerly Susanah Holland Allen Holland and the heirs of my daughter Mary Taylor formerly Mary Holland now deceased and the heirs of my deceased son William Holland all my right title claim and interest in and to the following names negro slaves to wit Phillis Guilford Jim Crease Margaret Lucretia Mingo George Lyttleton Warren Susanna Wyatt Patience and Maryann making in all fourteen, allso all my right title claim and interest in and to the quarter section of land where I now live together with all I singular the appertainance thereunto belonging and I do hereby appoint Moses Holland Jno. Holland and Allen Holland with full power to act to see that the foregoing and the following be fully carryed into effect the afforesaid slaves and land to be fairly divided between the aforesaid heirs and the said Moses Holland John Holland and Allen Holland are hereby authorised and required to take the portion alloted to the heirs of William Holland and use the said property to the best advantage untill the said heirs shall marry or become of age then to be fairly divided and given use to them and they the said Moses Jno. and Allen will in settling with the heirs of Mary Taylor deceased reserve two hundred dollars and divide it between the rest of the heirs as I consider that amount due from them to me and at my death the portion of property alloted to my wife will be given use to her subject to her use in the way of support but should Moses Holland Jno Holland Jno Holland(written twice) and Allen Holland find that she is about to waste or remove or make way with the property they are authorised and required to take the said property and divide it equally between the other heirs and should no waste or mismanagement occur at her death the said property will be returned and divided among the heirs equally and that portion of property that may fall to Susanna Parker it is to kept and used for the support of the family but under no circumstances to subject to any other purpose but the right to the said property is hereby fully vested in the said Susana Parker and the heirs of her body and further the sd Moses Jno. and Allen are authorised at any time to make sale of the land and buy land with the proceeds elswhere as they may deem most fit they will allso proceed to sell all the perishable property and apply the proceeds to the payment of all my just debts and divide equally what may remain.
In witness whereof I the said Lewis Holland have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
In presence of
Jno. Bush                              Lewis Holland L. S.
her                         Territory of Florida and Jackson Cty
Sarah X Thompson
mark                         Personally appeared before me Samuel M. Jackson an
Thos. M. Bush                         acting Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid Jno. Bush one of the subscribing witnesses to the above deed of gift who being duly sworn says that he saw Lewis Holland sign and seal the same and deliver it for the purposes therein contained and that he saw Sarah Thompson make her marks and Thos. M. Bush sign the same as witness in presents of the said Lewis Holland and in the presents of such other
Sworn to and subscribed before me this seventh day of September A D 1835
Jno. Bush
Samuel M. Jackson J. P. L. S.
Recorded 11 Jan(or Jun) 1836.
Needless to say I was floating on cloud nine. I also found the deed records in Jackson County, FL where after Lewis died, his widow Elizabeth complained to the court about the above deed of gift, stating she didn't know about this and she didn't get her fair share due her as the widow. The court found for her and awarded her right of dower. There is also a deed where Allen sells off Lewis' land, except her 1/3 share, to William Mooring. Then, Elizabeth sells her share to William Mooring. I also found in Pulaski County deeds between my Allen and your Hollands. Book I, pg 230, 11/13/1837 has Allen of Barbour Co., AL selling to James Holland of Pulaski Co. Lots 69 and 52, originally of the 22nd district of Wilkinson County, but now Pulaski Co., for $400. Book I, pg 250, 11/28/1837 has Allen of Barbour County selling to Solomon Brewer of Pulaski County Lot 21, originally of the 22nd district of Wilkinson County, but now Pulaski County, for $25. This deed was signed by both Allen and John Holland.

These findings solidified my belief of Lewis' family. But I was still not 100% sure of the Sutton name for Sarah. A few years ago I visited with J. A. Madden, who was in his 80s at the time, and a surviving great grandchild of Allen Holland, living in Arcadia, Bienville, LA. He had in his possession his mother's things, and in her things were Allen Holland's personal papers. He let me go through them and copy several things. One of the things I copied was a copy of a deed from Solomon Sutton to his daughter Sarah Holland, giving her a slave named Cresee, the same slave that Lewis listed in his deed of gift. The Sutton deed is here:
State of Georgia               Know all men by these presents that I Solomon Sutton
Pulaski County               Senor of the County aforesaid for the love I have unto my daughter Sarah Holland hath given and by these presents do give a certain negro girl named Cresee to her and her heirs forever and all her increase which rights is totally in her after me and my wife Mary Death in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the thirteenth day of August 1816.
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents of us
Attest Moses Sutton
his
Solomon X Sutton
mark

Georgia                    Personally appeared before me Moses Sutton who being
Pulaski County               duly sworn saith that he saw Solomon Sutton Sign seal and deliver the within deed of gift to Sarah Holland this 7th day of October 1816.
Moses Sutton
Sworne to before me this 7th day of October 1816
W. W. Hall J. P.
Entered April 24th 1818
G. B. Gardner Clk.

Georgia                    I John ? Mitchell deputy clerk of of the Superior Court in
Pulaski County               the county aforesiad do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the deed made by Solomon Sutton to Sarah Holland taken from the records of my office this November the 29th 1837. Given under my hand
John ? Mitchell D Clk
Also in the papers was a personal letter from John to his brother Allen, while Allen was living in Sabine Parish, LA. Later on, I received a letter from Mr. Madden, in which he enclosed a copy of Allen's family bible that he finally had found. It didn't have anything further back than Allen, but it solved many of my questions I had on his children, as well as deepened the mystery surrounding Elizabeth Holland and Sherrod Lemuel Holland, 2 children listed in his bible and living with or near him in LA but too old to be from his first marriage. Elizabeth married Green Taylor, the son of Harbert and Mary Holland Taylor.

Anyway, primarily from the above deeds as well as the land records, census records, etc., I have concluded that:

Lewis Holland was born ca 1777 in NC, probably in Pitt County. He married 15 Sep 1794 in Craven County to Sarah Sutton Davis, the daughter of Solomon and Mary (Blount?) Sutton. They had 6 children, as listed in the deed of gift. They were: 1) Mary, 2) Moses, 3) John, 4) William, 5) Susanna, and 6) Allen. I know Sarah died after 1816, as that is when the Sutton deed is written, and probably after 1820, since the 1820 census shows a female old enough to be her and there are no marriages for Lewis in Pulaski prior to 1820. I know Lewis moved to Florida in 1826, receiving a land grant there. He was living there in the 1830 census. I know he died after 1 Sep 1835, when the deed of gift was filed, and before Feb 1837, when Elizabeth was selling off her dower. I also have a copy of the lawsuit filed, but there is only the date when it was recorded in the book, 3 years later. I am 90 to 100% sure I am right on Mary's descendants, primarily because of the loads of information I have received from her descendants. I do have questions on Moses. The Moses that married Laura Stewart in 1819 in Pulaski County could possibly be part of your Holland family, as it was a common name and he was on a deed selling land to Cullen Peacock in Pulaski County, that was signed by several Stewarts and witnessed by John Thomas, Joshua and James Holland. It's possible the Moses in the deed is indeed my Moses, as he was from Barbour County at the time. I am unsure of my John's first marriage, but I am 100% sure of his second marriage to Hulda Herrington as well as the children he had from his first marriage, from a succession record I found in Arcadia. I'll have to dig it up. I know nothing about Susanna, other than she married a Parker. As for Allen, I've spent my 20 some odd years of genealogy digging his info up. As far as your Hollands, I strongly believe (75% sure) that they are indeed siblings, and were the child of Lewis' brother, though I really don't know who that would be. Something in my gut tells me my Hollands and your Hollands were 1st cousins. Sorry to burst any bubbles on your research, but I feel we all are very close to blowing this thing wide open. What I/we need is someone who can make a trip to the courthouse in Craven County to look for a purported estate record for Spears Holland, whom I believe strongly to be Lewis' father, as well as someone who can hit the courthouses in Pulaski, Laurens, Wilkinson, and Jefferson Counties to scour the records there for all the Holland info that can be gathered.

Keep me informed if anything new is found. If you want any copies of the stuff I have copies of, let me know. Some of the copies are hard to read.



Barry in 2005.3 

Family

Sarah Sutton b. circa 1770, d. 1823
Children
Last Edited8 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. Information on Lewis and his wife is from Becky Nagle in 9-01. She received it from another researcher. Nothing proved.
  2. [S497] Becky Nagle, "Holland Correspondence," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2001.
  3. [S567] Barry Holland, "Barry Holland," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2005.
  4. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.

Lola Holland1

F, #3652, b. September 1863
Father*William W. Holland1 b. 20 Feb 1858, d. 28 Jan 1944
Mother*Martha J. (?)1 b. 11 Aug 1862
Birth*September 1863 Lola Holland was born in September 1863.1 
 She was the daughter of William W. Holland and Martha J. (?)1 
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.

Margaret Juliette Holland

F, #1271, b. 27 July 1882, d. 30 October 1937
MARGARET JULIETTE AND ANNIE JANE HOLLAND
BOWERS CEMETERY
EMPIRE GEORGIA
Father*Jesse Jasper Holland b. 12 Nov 1860, d. 17 Jan 1934
Mother*Mary Orliffie Bryant1 b. Sep 1863, d. a 1925
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*27 July 1882 Margaret Juliette Holland was born on 27 July 1882 at Pulaski County, GA, Birthdate taken from sworn affidaivit of Julliette Holland Purser.1 
 She was the daughter of Jesse Jasper Holland and Mary Orliffie Bryant.1 
MARRIAGE*28 November 1897 She married Archibald R. Floyd, son of Shadrick D. Floyd and Elizza (Louisa or Louise) Davis, on 28 November 1897.2 
Death*30 October 1937 She died on 30 October 1937 at GA at age 55. 
Married Name28 November 1897  As of 28 November 1897,her married name was Floyd.2 
CENSUS1930*1930 She appeared on the census in 1930 at Bleckley County, GA.3 

Family

Archibald R. Floyd b. 3 January 1868, d. 30 October 1927
Children
Last Edited27 May 2007

Citations

  1. [S128] Affidavit Juliette H. Purser, Notarized copy file of MVW, March 20 1952 MVW file.
  2. [S377] Pulaski County Marriages.
  3. [S518] 1930 Census;, I had her death date (from somewhere) as 1927, but this cannot be true as she is on the 1930 census living with several children.
  4. [S498] Wiregrass Genealogy Group, Floyd Cemetery.
  5. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."

Martha A. Holland1

F, #1671, b. 11 August 1862, d. 21 October 1915
Father*John I. Holland b. c 1830, d. b 1870
Mother*Nancy (?) b. c 1823
Birth*11 August 1862 Martha A. Holland was born on 11 August 1862 at Pulaski County, GA.2 
 She was the daughter of John I. Holland and Nancy (?) 
MARRIAGE*12 December 1873 She married John W. Briggs on 12 December 1873 at GA.1 
Death*21 October 1915 She died on 21 October 1915 at Holland Cemetery, Pulaski County, GA., at age 53. 
CENSUS18701870 She appeared on the census in 1870 at GA; Living with mother - Father killed in war?3 
Married Name12 December 1873  As of 12 December 1873,her married name was Briggs.1 
CENSUS1880*1880 She appeared on the Census in 1880 at Dodge County, GA; Shown living with her mother, son, and brother. Hisband must have died.4 

Family

John W. Briggs d. before 1880
MARRIAGE*12 December 1873 She married John W. Briggs on 12 December 1873 at GA.1 
Child
Last Edited25 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S377] Pulaski County Marriages.
  2. [S500] Bob Bridger, Holland Cemetery.
  3. [S55] 1870 Census;.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Mary Holland

F, #1359, b. circa 1852
Father*Elisha Holland b. c 1805, d. Jun 1859
Mother*Margaret Bryant d. b 1870
Birth*circa 1852 Mary Holland was born circa 1852. 
 She was the daughter of Elisha Holland and Margaret Bryant
CENSUS1860*1860 She appeared on the census in 1860 at Pulaski County, GA; Living with parents in house # 519. 
CENSUS18701870 She appeared on the census in 1870 at GA. 
Last Edited25 Apr 2006