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A note about the Woodard D. Hollands in this family. There are three generations of Woodard D. Holland, beginning with Elisha's son born in 1794. Since we do not know what the D. stands for, we cannot assume that the second Woodard D. was a Junior, or that his son was the 3rd; their middle names could have all been different. So, for the sake of referencing them in this family history, I refer to the second-generation Woodard D. Holland, born in 1834, as Woodard D. 2, and to his son, born in 1868, as Woodard D. 3. This is not to be taken as repeated names in subsequent generations which we would distinguish as Jr. and III, but merely as a convenience of reference.
This page is a sub-section of Woodard D. Holland and his wife Celia's children. It shows the descendants of their eighth child, Woodard D. Holland and his wife Rhoda Johnson.
|Woodard D. Holland's and Celia's children (parents):||Woodard D. Holland 2's and Rhoda's children (this page):|
[1. Milley Holland -
2. James Holland
3. Bing Holland
4. Unicey Selah (called Nicey) Holland
5. Mack Campbell (called John) Holland
6. Rural Anderson (called 'Rochie') Holland
7. Exum Haywood Holland, C. S. A.
8. Woodard D. Holland, C. S. A. (this page)
9. Patience Katherine Holland
10. Elizabeth Holland
1. Ophelia Holland
2. Erastus Foster Holland
3. Margaret Tatey Holland
4. Addie Cornelia Holland
5. Eli C. Holland
6. Woodard D. Holland 3
7. James Francis Holland
8. Woodard D. Holland, C. S. A. was born 24 June 1834. He died 17 March 1908, and was buried in the Holland Cemetery in Appling County, Georgia. In the family Bible, he is referred to as "Little Woodard", according to great-great-great grandson Darren Niven. He married Rhoda Johnson who was born 14 February 1832, and died 28 September 1905. She was also buried in the Holland Cemetery in Appling County, Georgia.
Rhoda Johnson's father was Burty (or Berty) Johnson, born August 1804, the illegitimate child of Honor Johnson of Johnston County, North Carolina, according to the minutes of the Johnston County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, dated 27 May 1816. At about age 25, after being bound to serve an apprenticeship to Harbord Gilmon, a farmer, from about age 13 until he was 21, Burty Johnson married 1st Edith Stancil (or Stansel), born around 1800, in Johnston County. Edith was the widow of Carey Wilkinson (or Wilkerson), being previously married in Johnston County on 31 December 1819. Edith and Carey Wilkinson, who died about 1823, in Johnston County, had one child, Polly Jane Wilkinson/Wilkins, born 6 November 1823. Edith Stancil Wilkinson and Burty Johnson were married in Johnston County on 15 March 1828.
Edith Stancil and Burty Johnson had seven children together:
1. Edwin Johnson (1829-1855)
2. Haywood Johnson (b. abt. 1830)
3. Rhoda Johnson (1832-1905) -- married Elijah Smith and Woodard D. Holland 2
4. Rebecca Johnson (1835-1902) married Owen C. Wilkins 26 Nov 1857 Johnston County, NC
5. Honor Hawkins Johnson (1836) married Bardin Brown 31 March 1859 Johnston County, NC
6. Sarah Johnson (1837)
7. John William Johnson (1839)
After Edith Stancil died 29 March 1846, in Johnston County, Burty Johnson married Edith's sister Rhoda Stancil, widow of her distant cousin Jessie Stancil. Rhoda Stancil and Burty Johnson were married 8 February 1847. The 1850 census of Johnston County shows the older three Johnson children, Edwin, Haywood, and Rhoda, living with different families, probably working. I do not know where the younger children were at this time. Rhoda Johnson, before she married Woodard D. Holland, was married first to Elijah Smith on 29 March 1854, in Johnston County. She married Woodard D. Holland on 19 January 1859.
Images of Rhoda Johnson's marriage records to Elijah Smith and Woodard D. Holland are in the Public Records section of this web site, along with 1850 census records of Rhoda and her siblings. Further information on the Johnson family is there, also, for those seeking more information on this family, and clarification on the relationships of Edith Stancil, Rhoda Stancil, and Rhoda Johnson. This information was from the research of Iris Hill Brown111 and Beverly C. Williamson38.
Woodard D. Holland enlisted in the Confederate Army during the War Between the States on 22 September 1862 at Wayne County, North Carolina as a Private. He served in "D" Co. NC 1st Infantry and "D" Co. NC 67th Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant on 15 December 1863 (estimated day of promotion). The date and method of his discharge are not given; he survived the war. I don't know if he was aware that his first cousin, who was also his father's namesake, Woodard H. Holland, was serving as a Private in the Alabama Infantry. There is further information on Woodard D. Holland's Civil War service in the Public Records section of this web site, as well as the service of his Alabama cousin.
Family historian Mary Ketus Deen Holland relates interviews showing that Woodard
and Rhoda moved from Wayne County, North Carolina, with their family to Appling
County, Georgia, probably before 1900, and bought land from Allen Dixon, the
farm located about 16 miles south of Baxley, Georgia on the Blackshear Highway.
A picture of Woodard D. Holland and Rhoda Johnson with their son Eli C. Holland is in the
Album section of this web site. There are
also pictures of the Holland Cemetery in Appling County, Georgia, including
graves of Rhoda and Woodard D., in the
cemetery section of the
Children of Woodard D. Holland and Rhoda Johnson:
1. Ophelia Holland was born 3 November 1859, in North Carolina. She was 6 months old living in Wayne County, North Carolina, when the 1860 census was taken. She married Jess Harris Spell who was born around 1858. The confusion as to whether Jess Harris Spell was adopted by the Bailey family or was a Bailey and adopted by the Spell family was cleared up by a relative Glenn Harris Spell. Jess Harris Spell was a bound child, meaning he was loaned to the Bailey family to work off a debt his father owed. After the debt was paid, Jess went back to live with his mother. Ophelia died 21 July 1920 and was buried in what is referred to as the Ophelia Holland Cemetery between Goldsboro and Pikeville in Wayne County, North Carolina, on state Road 1330, across the road from Pleasant Hill Church and west of Highway 581. It is also referred to as the James Myers Cemetery at 1047 Gurley Dairy Road in Princeton, North Carolina, now in the front yard of a private residence. The other people buried here with her are Rossen, Whitley, Brantham, Shallington, and two Myers. An unknown grave there is probably Ophelia's husband Jess Harris Spell. He died in 1929.227
There is a picture of Ophelia and Jess in the
Album section of this web site, and also a picture
of her grave in the cemetery section of the Album.
The information on Ophelia Holland's family was collected and provided by Nancy Holland
Children of Ophelia Holland and Jess Harris Bailey Spell:
1. Ruel Minson Spell was born about 1878 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The story is that he got a girl pregnant in North Carolina when he was a young man and his father sent him to Georgia to live with either his uncle Eli C. Holland or his uncle James Francis Holland, it is not clear which. There he met and married his wife Nancy Johnson. She was born 26 October 1895, in Pierce County, Georgia. They were married in Pierce County, Georgia, and lived in Patterson in Pierce County. There is a picture of Minson Spell, his wife Nancy Johnson, and their baby daughter Ovelia Spell in the Album section. Minson Spell later returned to North Carolina and Nancy Johnson raised her children alone. She worked as an alterations seamstress for Pierce Trading Company in Blackshear, Georgia, and was respected highly. She died in 1986 and was entombed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Ware County, Georgia. Ruel Spell's granddaughter Margie Cole remembers going to North Carolina on the train with her mother Ovelia Spell when she was very young. She remembers that her grandfather died in a ditch, apparently after tto much to drink. She thinks he owned a sawmill there.
Children of Rural Minson Spell and Nancy Johnson:
1. Carolyn Ovelia Spell was born 24 August 1913 in Pierce County, Georgia.
She married first Julian A. Royal on 10 November 1934. They moved to
Waycross, Georgia in 1939, when he started working for the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad as an engineer. Ovelia was a skilled seamstress.
Ovelia and Julian Royal were active is many civic clubs in Waycross.
Julian Royal died in 1984. After his death, Ovelia married second, Lawton Davis,
whom she had known since childhood. After this marriage, she moved
back to Patterson, Pierce County, Georgia. Ovelia died 17 July 2007,
and is entombed at Greenlawn Mausoleum. An image of her
birth certificate is in the
section of this web site.169
Children of Ovilla Spell and Julian Royal:
1. Marjorie Alene Royal was born 16 October 1935, at
her grandmother Nancy Johnson Spell's home, in Patterson, Georgia. She
is a registered nurse. She married John Raymond Garcia on 17 November
1956. John Garcia worked for what was then known as Nabisco. He
was descended from Denmark on his mother's side and further back, from Spain
on his father's side. They were transferred often. He died in
1995 after a long illness. He was 60 years old. After his death,
Marjorie married Bill Cole in Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Alabama. He
is a Viet Nam veteran.
Children of Marjorie Royal and John Garcia:
1. John Gregory Garcia was born 11 September 1959,
in Atlanta, Georgia. He lives on Lake Martin in St. Clair County.
He married first Sallie Melinda Bellsnyder. John Gregory Garcia
married second, Tracy Lee Haney of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1995.
Gregory Garcia is a sales representative and Tracy is a teacher.
Children of Gregory Garcia and Sallie Bellsnyder:
1. Joshua Gregory Garcia
2. Megan Elizabeth Garcia.
Children of John Gregory Garcia and Tracy Haney:
1. Taylor Alexandra Garcia
2. John Hunter Garcia
2. David Alan Garcia was born 23 March 1963, in West Palm Beach, Florida. David has been paralyzed since 1978 due to a diving accident at about the age of 15. He graduated cum laude with a master's degree in math without the use of his hands.
2. Julian A. Royal, Jr. was born in May 1948, and lived only 27 hours. He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Ware County, Georgia.
2. Robena Spell was born 15 July 1916, probably in Georgia. She married first, Cecil R. Stephens who died in the mid-1960's. She married second, Joseph Godwin around 1967. They lived in Miami and later moved to Okeechobee, Florida. She was known as "Aunt Beanie" and was very active in church work. She did not have children.
1. Keith Spell was born est. 1955. He is retired from the military.
2. Lauren Spell has a daughter Larissa.
3. Merrie Lynne Spell married William Thurman, who is retired from the F.B.I. They lived in Boca Raton, Florida.
4. James Stephen Spell married Debra Ann [last-name-unknown].
4. Samuel Minson Spell
3. Atlanta Spell was born 24 December 1893, probably in North Carolina.
About 1916 she married Paul Bailey.
Child of Atlanta Spell and Paul Bailey:
1. Clifton Bailey was born in 1919, probably in North Carolina.
4. Issie Spell was born about 1885. She married a man who worked on
Child of Issie Spell and husband:
2. Erastus Foster Holland was born 1 February 1861
in North Carolina. He died 21 August 1918, and was buried in Memorial Cemetery, Appling County, Georgia.
He married 11 January 1890 Easter M. Thomas in Appling County, Georgia. Easter was
born 5 December 1869, and died 22 June 1930. She was buried in Memorial Cemetery, Appling County, Georgia.
Children of Erastus Foster Holland and Easter M. Thomas:
1. James Woodard Holland was born 4 March 1893 in
Georgia. He died on
13 August 1936 at age 43. He married Lula Turner on 20 December
1914. Lula was born 18 December 1897 and died on 2 September 1982 in
Children of James Woodard Holland and Lula Turner:
2. Gladys Louise Holland was born 2 May 1918. She married Cornelius David Rentz.
4. Essie Inez Holland was born 1 Apr 1923. She married Roy M. Sumner.
6. James Edwin Holland was born 24 September 1928. He married Mildred Waters.
8. Bobbie Fay Holland was born 27 June 1933. She married Eugene
Meadows. They lived in Opelika, Alabama where they raised five
Children of Bobbie Fay Holland and Eugene Meadows:
1. Steven Richard Meadows
2. Eva Holland was born 7 August 1899 in Georgia. She died 21 October 1940. In 1916 she married Joseph L. Turner. He was born 27 July 1880.
3. Erastus Walker Holland (called Walker) was born 26 July1902 in
Appling County, Georgia. He died 11 August 1974 in Alma, Bacon
County, Georgia. He married Emma Kate Turner and Vonice S. Beecher.
Children of Erastus Walker Holland and Emma Kate Turner:
1. Mary Irene Holland was born and died on 22 October 1925.
2. Wilda Ester Holland was born 1 November 1926. She married a Roulerson and a Miller.
3. Louise Holland was born 16 March 1928. On 29 March 1953 she married Larry J. Page.
4. Jimmy Edna Holland was born 6 October 1930. She married a Rowan.
5. Erastus Walker Holland, Jr. was born 15 July 1940.
4. Fannie Mae Holland was born 19 Jun 1905 in
Appling County, Georgia and died 2 August 1989 in Jacksonville, Florida. She married a
Beckworth and a Haire.
Children of Fannie Mae Holland and Mr. Beckworth:
1. Thomas E. Beckworth
5. John Talmadge Holland was born 22
May 1908 in Georgia. He died 20 June 1958 at the age of 50. He married Florence C.
Harris on 6 November 1943. 58
Children of John Talmadge Holland and Florence Harris:
1. John Talmadge Holland was born 18 November 1944. He married Patricia
Jane Pitts on 18 December 1966. Jane was born 16 December 1946.
Children of John Talmadge Holland and Jane Pitts:
1. Caroline Mary Holland was born 21 January 1971.
2. Benjamin Harris Holland was born 21 January 1976,
in Athens, Georgia.
He married Elizabeth Ina Gaines, daughter of Frank Gaines and Carolyn of
Athens, Georgia. Beth, as she is called, was also born in Athens,
Georgia, about 1976. Ben Holland and Beth graduated from Cedar Shoals
High School in Athens, and from the University of Georgia in Athens.
Ben attended medical school at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia,
graduating in 2005. He completed his residency in internal
medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in June 2008.
He is currently studying on a cardiology fellowship at Wake Forest
University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Children of Benjamin Holland and Elizabeth Gaines:
1. Gaines Robert Holland was born 7 September 2005, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
2. Hayden Elizabeth Holland was born 20 December 2007, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
3. Robert John Holland was born 7 November 1978.
3. William Thomas Holland was born 24 March 1948. He married
Faye Brown Apgar.
Children of William and Faye:
1. Joseph Gregory Brown Holland was born 26 April 1969.
6. Walter Eugene Holland was born 15
October 1910 in Georgia; he was called Eugene. He died 6 June
1979. He married Bertie Lou Wilson who was born 23 August 1914.
Children of Walter Eugene Holland and Bertie Lou Wilson:
1. Hilda Holland married a Lowry.
2. Hazel Holland married a Herndon.
3. Wade Holland
3. Margaret Tatey Holland was born 5
August 1862 in North Carolina. She married Devitte Eatmon who was born around 1860.
She died 14 December 1937. Margaret and Devitte are both buried at Micro Gardens Cemetery in
Micro, Johnston County, North Carolina. The information on the Margaret Tatey Holland
family and descendents was provided by Nancy Holland Slagle, who relates that Margaret Tatey's
grandchildren and cousins called her Pie-A-tee (phonetic spelling).
Children of Margaret Tatey Holland and Devitte Eatmon:
1. Gar Eatmon was born 22 December 1887 and died 21 October 1963. He
married Ida Grice on 16 July 1910 at home. She was born 25 February 1896, the daughter of
William Jefferson Grice. Ida died 16 March 1973. They are both buried at Micro Gardens
Cemetery in Micro, Johnston County, North Carolina.
Children of Gar Eatmon and Ida Grice:
1. Raymond Elwood Eatmon was born 19
August 1912. He died 1 January 1994 and was buried at McLauren Cemetery in Johnston
County, North Carolina. Raymond married Allie Lorena Evanson 7 September 1935.
Children of Raymond Elwood Eatmon and Allie Lorena Evanson:
1. Ollie Gray Eatmon
2. Eunice Eatmon
3. Jimmy Wade Eatmon
4. Gail Marie Eatmon
5. Donna Evans Eatmon
1. Glenda Laverne Eatmon was born in 1947. She married a Sutton.
2. Ann Eatmon was born in 1950.
3. Barbara Eatmon was born in 1954. She married a Lamm.
7. Delia Eatmon [private]. She
married Herbert Hoover Creech [private]. He was born [private].
Children of Delia Eatmon and Herbert Creech:
1. Male Creech [private]
Child of son Creech and wife Creech:
1. Female Creech [private].
2. Female Creech [private]
9. Garland Eatmon was born 1930 and died in 1931. He was buried at Micro Gardens Cemetery in Micro, Johnston County, North Carolina.
12 Ida Wrenn Eatmon was born 1 January 1939. She died 4 May 1942 at the age of 3. She was buried at Micro Gardens Cemetery in Micro, JohnstonCounty, North Carolina.
3. Sally Eatmon married Oscar Evans.
4. Rhoda Eatmon married Layton Matthew.
5. Van B. Eatmon was born 14 May 1903 and died 21 March 1969. He married Thelma C. who was born 21 December 1904 and died 21 January 1975. They are buried at Micro Gardens Cemetery in Micro, Johnston County, North Carolina.
6. James Eatmon (called Jeemes).
4. Addie Cornelia Holland was born 5 August 1864. She married William Chester Aycock. Her family is displayed in a separate section.
5. Eli C. Holland was born 26 July 1866. His family is displayed in a separate section.
6. Woodard D. Holland (called Nathan) was born 26
June 1868, in North Carolina. He married Sally Raiford who was born around 1868. They lived a
short time in Appling County, Georgia, then moved back to North Carolina. All
of their children were born in North
Carolina. Woodard D. "Nathan" and Sally were buried in the
Holland Cemetery in Kenly, Johnston County, North Carolina.
Children of Woodard D. Holland and Sally Raiford:
1. Oscar Holland was born about 1898. He was buried in the Holland Cemetery in Kenly, Johnston County, North Carolina.
2. Samuel Elbert Holland was born 6 June 1900.
He married at least twice. His first wife's name is unknown but we do
know that they had at least two children. Samuel married 2nd Thelma
Hunt in 1945 in South Carolina. They had three children. Samuel
died 24 July 1983 and was buried in Fayetteville, North Carolina.93
Children of Samuel Elbert Holland and his 1st wife:
1. Samuel Elbert Holland, Jr. lived and died in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Marie Holland was born in 1935. She died in 1997. She had two children
with Tom Alexander of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Children of Marie Holland and Tom Alexander:
1. Tommy Alexander of Raleigh, North Carolina, was born est. 1956.
2. Ruthie Alexander of Raleigh, North Carolina, was born est. 1958.
Children of Samuel Elbert Holland and Thelma Hunt:
1. Larry Woodard Holland was born in 1949,
in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
He married Joan Jones.
Child of Larry Holland and Joan Jones:
1. Samantha Holland was born in 1988 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
2. Constance Holland was born in 1951,
in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She married
first, Jerry Denton, born 1947, in Arkansas. They divorced. She
married second, Bennie English.
Child of Connie Holland and Jerry Denton:
1. Lisa Denton was born in 1969 in Mena, Arkansas. She grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and taught school there for ten years before earning her Master's degree in Education. She is currently a media coordinator in the Fayetteville School District.
3. Linda Holland was born in 1952, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She married Judge Lacy Hair.
3. Bertha Holland was born about 1902. She married a Stancil. She was buried in the Holland Cemetery in Kenly, Johnston County, North Carolina.
4. Ora Holland was born about 1904.
5. Eula Holland was born about 1907. She married a Medlin. She was buried in the Holland Cemetery in Kenly, Johnston County, North Carolina.
6. Minnie Holland was born about 1910. She was buried in the Holland Cemetery in Kenly, Johnston County, North Carolina.
The section that follows on James Francis Holland's descendants was furnished by his granddaughter Carolyn Arlene Holland Lifsey of Lancaster, South Carolina51 and by Woodard D. Holland researcher Darren Niven.27
There is a picture of James 'Jeems' Holland in the
Album section of this web site. He married
first Melvinie Lightsey, born about 1872. They had 1 child. James Francis Holland married 2nd,
Maggie Eason, born 16 October 1882. She died 29 November 1965 and was buried in the
Holland Cemetery in Appling County, Georgia. There is a picture of her grave in the
Album section of this web site.
Child of James Francis Holland and Melvinie Lightsey:
1. Frances Holland was born about on 28 October 1899
in Baxley, Appling County, Georgia. She died 25 September 1969 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital in
Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia. Frances married Charles R. Thornton about 1920.
Children of Frances Holland and Charles R. Thornton:
1. Alvin Thornton
2. J. A. Thornton
3. Calvin Thornton
4. Clarence Thornton
Children of James Francis Holland with Maggie Eason:
2. Lennie Holland was born 30 October 1904, in Baxley,
Appling County, Georgia. She died on 4 October 1993, in the Wayne
Memorial Hospital in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia. She married
Daniel Alex Campbell. Daniel was born 26 June 1897, and died 3 March
1977. They are both buried in the Holland Cemetery in Appling
Children of Lennie Holland and Daniel Campbell:
1. Eston C. Campbell was born 26 December 1922, in Appling County, Georgia.
He died on 2 July 1953, in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Eston married Sally Adams.
Children of Eston C. Campbell and Sally Adams:
1. Gail Campbell married a Flanders.
2. Ronnie Eston Campbell married Deborah S.
2. Nelma Freda Campbell was born 28 February 1935, in Appling County, Georgia.
She married Tommy Lewis Jones on 15 September 1962 in Appling County,
Georgia. Tommy was born 27 September 1936, and lived in Baxley, Georgia. He
died 29 June 2002 in Savannah, Georgia, and was buried in the Holland
Cemetery in Appling County, Georgia.
Children of Freda Campbell and Tommy Jones:
1. Danny Lewis Jones was born 16 August 1963.
He married Melissa Shipes in Baxley, Georgia. Melissa was born 1
Children of Danny Lewis Jones and Melissa Shipes:
1. Kasey Len Jones was born 1 April 1997.
2. Tray James Jones was born 3 July 1999.
2. Tommy Lewis Jones, Jr. was born and died on 7 November 1968.
3. David Melton Jones
was born 16 March 1972. He married Regina Pearce in Baxley,
Appling County, Georgia. Regina was born December 1973.
Child of David Melton Jones and Regina Pearce:
1. Chandler Osborn Jones was born 18 February 1995.
3. Luna Holland (twin) was born 13 July 1907 in Appling
She died 14 July 1969 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia and was buried
in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Savannah. Luna married Robert
Scott. Robert was born in 1911 in Laurens County, Georgia, and died
on 25 November 1977 in Savannah, Georgia. They lived in Savannah all
their married life. He was also buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in
Children of Luna Holland and Robert Scott:
1. Robbie Sue Scott
2. Robert Scott died 14 March 1972 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. He was buried next to his parents in Hillcrest Cemetery in Savannah.
4. Loma Holland (twin) was born 13 July 1907 in Appling County, Georgia. Loma died 18 July 1993 and was buried in the Holland Cemetery in Appling County, Georgia. She married Marion Martin who was born 4 January 1908. Marion died 29 September 1993 and was buried beside his wife. There is a picture of their headstone in the Album section of this web site. Loma and Marion did not have children.
5. James Ransome Holland was born 18 June 1911 in
Appling County, Georgia. He died on 19 June 1983 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
James Ransome married Anne Elizabeth
Strickland on 9 January 1937 in Ridgeland, Jasper County, South
Carolina. Anne was born 12 August 1918 in Bulloch County, Georgia, and
died on 13 April 1982 in Savannah. They were both buried in the Hillcrest
Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.
Children of James Ransome Holland and Anne Elizabeth Strickland:
1. Carolyn Arlene Holland was born 20 April 1939 in
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a
Bachelor's degree in Business Education. She also holds a Masterof Education degree from the
University of South Carolina. She lives in Lancaster, South Carolina. Arlene married Richard
Ronald Lifsey (son of Willie Tee Lifsey and Lucy Myrt Moore) about 1962. He was born 16 July 1938
in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a
Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Education. He also holds a Doctorate degree in
Education from the University of Alabama.
Children of Carolyn Arlene Holland and Richard Ronald Lifsey:
1. Michael Holland Lifsey was born 8 June 1965
in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi. Michael graduated from Clemson with a bachelor's
degree in Political Science and from the South Carolina School of Law. He is a practicing attorney.
He married Mary Melissa Stone on 7 May 1994 in Purity Presbyterian Church in Chester, Chester County,
South Carolina. Melissa Stone was born 23 July 1964 in Chester,
Chester County, South Carolina, the daughter of William Cornwell
Stone, Jr. (born 27 October 1927 in Chester, South Carolina) and Mary
Eugenia Dudley (born 5 October 1930 in Florence, Florence County,
Children of Michael Holland Lifsey and Melissa Stone:
1. Mary Elizabeth Lifsey was born 14 November 1996 in Chester, Chester County, South Carolina.
2. Matthew Morgan Lifsey was born 15 February 2001 in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
2. Matthew Ransome Lifsey was born 4 August 1968 in Okinawa. He graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in Engineering. He is an engineer with the South Carolina Highway Department based in Columbia, SC. He married Susan Katherine Moore on 3 May 1997 in Columbia, South Carolina. She is the daughter of James Glenn Moore (born 6 September 1950 in York South Carolina) and Janie Katherine Horlacher (born 17 March 1950 in Columbia, Richmond County, South Carolina).
2. James Ransome Holland, Jr. was born 15 September 1947 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. He died on 24 September 1966 in the Coffee County (Georgia) Hospital following a car wreck. He was 19 and unmarried at the time of his death. He was buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
6. George Burney Holland (called 'Dood') was born 30
April 1913, at the Holland homeplace in Baxley, Appling County, Georgia. He
died 9 April 1972, in a car wreck in Jesup, Georgia, at the age of 58.
He was buried in the Holland Cemetery in
Appling County, Georgia. He married Winifred Aline Lightsay on 25 June 1932, in
Appling County, Georgia, at the age of 19. Winifred Lightsay was born
in Appling County, Georgia, the daughter of
Lonnie L. Lightsay and Magnolia Altman. Dood and Winifred divorced in 1945. He later married
Nellie Harper Carter, then O'Kella M. There is a picture
of Dood Holland in the Album section of this web site and a picture of his
Children of George Burney Holland and Winifred Aline Lightsay:
1. Kenneth Holland was born 11 September 1934 in
Appling County, Georgia. He married Jane Ellen Harn on 21 May 1955, in
Miami, Florida. Jane was born 15 May 1936. Kenneth
Holland died 24 March 2002 in Florida.
Children of Kenneth Holland and Jane Harn:
1. Bryan Keith Holland was born 10 September 1957.
2. Kim Ellen Holland was born 31 December 1960. She married Thomas
Children of Kim Holland and Thomas Rhodes:
1. Abby Rhodes was born in 1988.
2. Thomas Rhodes was born in 1991.
2. Shelby Holland was born 5 January 1937, in
Baxley, Appling County, Georgia. She married Ronald Thomas Niven, the son of Stanley Wilfried Niven and
Margurite Leona Meeker on 18 June 1953, in Ridgeland, Jasper County, South Carolina. Ronald
Niven was born 31 October 1934, in Deland, Volusia County, Florida.
Shelby Holland died 19 December 2004, in Savannah, Georgia, and was
buried at Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah. Her obituary is in the
Obituary section of this web
Children of Shelby Holland and Ronald Thomas Niven:
1. Larry Ronald Niven was born 30 December 1956, in Savannah, Chatham
County, Georgia. He married Debra Kay Thomas, daughter of Jack Thomas and Betty Joan Mindrum, on 17 September 1976 in Savannah, Georgia.
Children of Larry Niven and Debra Thomas:
2. Lake Elise Niven was born 18 April 1992, in Savannah, Georgia.
2. Timothy Darren Niven was born 5 February 1967, in Savannah, Chatham
County, Georgia. He married Brenda Sue Ray, daughter of Carolyn Elizabeth Ray on 14
July 1990, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Savannah, Georgia.
Brenda was born 18 October 1969, in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
Child of Brenda Sue Ray:
1. Duncan Holland Niven was born 14 June 2005, in Savannah, Georgia.209
7. Dennis (called 'Goody') Holland was born
3 February 1916 in Appling County, Georgia. He died 19 March 1971 in Savannah, Chatham County,
Georgia and was buried in the Holland Cemetery in Appling County, Georgia. He married Marie
Rentz from Baxley, Georgia. He later married Betty Brookshire. There is a
picture of Dennis Holland's tombstone in the Album section of this web
Children of Dennis Holland and Marie Rentz:
1. Erma Elizabeth Holland
2. Linda Marie Holland
8. Aline Holland was born 14 September 1918 in
Baxley, Appling County, Georgia. She was known as 'Sister.' She married Manley Barkalue (Bart) Millikin. He was born
6 April 1917 in Appling County, Georgia. He died 22 September 1973 in
Appling County, Georgia,
Children of Aline Holland and Manley Barkalue Millikin:
1. JoAnn Millikin lives in Baxley, Appling County, Georgia. She married Russell Beecher
2. James B. Millikin lives in Baxley, Appling County, Georgia. He married Glenda.
This is the end of Woodard D. Holland III, C. S. A.'s line. His siblings continue with
8. Patience Katherine Holland
9. Elizabeth Holland
|Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Watkins:||Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Peacock:|
2. Eli Holland
3. Woodard D. Holland 1 (parent page)
4. Betsy-Jesse Holland
5. Bryant Holland
6. Curtis Holland
7. Absalom Holland
8. Elisha Holland
10. Ave (Nancy) Holland
11. Exum Holland
12. Jinnett Holland
13. Ginsey Holland
14. West Holland
15. Green Holland
16. Candace Holland
17. Needham Gray Holland
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About this HistoryMy father's people came from Wayne County, North Carolina. Although I live in Alabama now, I inherited his love of our heritage. So it is with love for him and admiration for his strong desire to preserve our history that I dedicate my part in compiling and maintaining this Holland Family History and Tree to my father,
Louis Lea Holland
17 February 1917 - 8 January 1976
There are errors in this work; some dates could not logically work. If you see a mistake or can add to the information here, please contact me. The information is from family historians Nellie Holland Russell and Mary Ketus Deen Holland, information of which I have personal knowledge or have gathered from family members, and contributions sent to me through this web site. Though imperfect, it is a good start. Enjoy and please let me know if you have questions or corrections. This work will be updated on a regular basis so check the revision date below to see when additions or changes were last made.
Holland Family History in America - Woodard Holland
Published 10 July 1996 - This page added 24 June 1997 Last updated 03/10/14 09:08 AM
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