Born about 1795-96;
died after 1880 in Calhoun County, Alabama, probably

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Jesse Holland's line is followed in this section. 

Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Watkins Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Peacock Jesse Holland's children (this page):
1.  Enos Holland
2.  Eli Holland
3.  Woodard D. Holland
4. 
Jesse Holland (this page)
5.  Bryant Holland
6.  Curtis Holland
7.  Absalom Holland
8.  Elisha Holland
9.  Warren 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 Holland
with Betsy Holland:
1.  1.  boy b. 1820-1825
2.  Pennia b. 1820-1825
3.  William Henry Holland
4.  Eli T. Holland
5.  Debreaux b. 1835-1840
6.  Woodard H. Holland
7.  Jane Holland
    William - possible but unconfirmed
8.  James Thomas Holland
9.  John T. Holland
with Martha Cosby - no children 

4. Jesse Holland and Betsy Holland
Jesse Holland was born in 1795 or 1796, in Wayne County, North Carolina, the fourth child and son of Elisha Holland and Patience Watkins.  He married Elizabeth (Betsey) Holland who was born between 1806 and 1808, in North Carolina.  A marriage bond for them can be seen in the Public Records section of this web site, but it does not indicate who Jesse's parents were or who Elizabeth (Betsy)'s parents were.  It has long been a question as to which of these were Elisha's child but evidence strongly favors Jesse as being Elisha's son.

 Elisha's will does mention them but it does not specify which one is Elisha's son or daughter, and which one is the in-law:

Item     I give unto Jesse Holland one dollar, and my negro Sealy to Jesse Hollands wife Betsy Holland and all the increase she ever has.

In most of the items, he specifically say, "my son" or "my daughter:"

I give unto my son Ely Holland
I give and bequeath unto my son Woodard Holland
I give and bequeath unto my son Absalom Holland
I give and bequeath unto my son Bryant Holland
I give my son Curtis Holland
I give unto Jesse Holland ...
I lend ... to my son Elisha Holland
I give unto my son Warren Holland
I give to my son Exum Holland
I give unto my son Jennet Holland
I give unto my daughter Gensey Holland

Only Enos and Jesse are not designated as sons. 

I give and bequeath unto Enos Holland one dollar and my greatcoat and best hat if he comes after it forever.

In one instance, he leaves something to a son-in-law whom he names first, but goes on to mention this son-in-law's wife and calls her "my daughter Avey."

You can see Elisha Holland's will in context in the Public Records section of this web site.

In any case, Jesse Holland married Betsy Holland on 28 March 1820 in Johnston County, North Carolina.10  In 1824 we find him deeding some land to Sarah Holland of Johnston County.  Curtis Holland and Matthew Holland were witnesses.9  

Jesse and Elizabeth were listed in the 1830 census in Johnston County, North Carolina (page 97), both between the ages of 20 and 30.  These numbers indicate that Elizabeth was born about 1810.  Living with them were a boy and a girl between 5 and 10 years old; and two boys under 5.  I don't have a name for the boy between 5 and 10 years old in 1830, but the girl was Pennia Holland.  As for the two boys under 5, one would be William Henry Holland; I don't know the name of the other one.  Other Holland families on the same page with Jesse and Elizabeth's family were Enos Holland, William Holland, C---- Holland (a female), Eli Holland, Bryant Holland, Curtis Holland and Thomas Holland.  

Jesse and Elizabeth were still in Johnston County in 1840.  They are listed on the census on page 234, as being between 30 and 40 years old.  They list two male children under 5 years old, one male child between 5 and 10 years old, two boys between 10 and 15 years old, and between 15-20, one boy and one girl.  

Jesse and Betsy Holland family in Johnston County, North Carolina                                                                           in Randolph County, Alabama
      1830   1840 1850
Males           Jesse Holland, age 50
  30-40 years     1 Jesse Holland  
  20-30 1 Jesse Holland     unknown male Holland b.1820-1825 is not listed in 1850
  15-20     1 b. 1820-1825; unknown male Holland William Henry Holland, age 20;
2nd unknown male b. bet. 1825-1830 is not listed
  10-15     2 b. 1825-1830; unknown male and William Henry Holland  Eli T. Holland, age 17
  5-10 1 b. 1820-1825; unknown male Holland 1 b. 1830-1835 after 1830 census; Eli Holland b. 1834 Debreaux Holland, age 15
Woodard H. Holland, age 13
  under 5 2 b. ~1825-1830: unknown male and William Henry Holland 2 b. 1835-1840 after 1830 census; one would be  Debreaux Holland b. ~ 1836; the other Woodard H. Holland b.1837  
Females  60-70 years 1   Elizabeth Holland, age 40
  30-40 1   Elizabeth Holland  
  20-30 1 Elizabeth Holland     Pennia Holland, age 25
  10-15     1 Pennia Holland (would be ~15) Jane Holland, age 11
  5-10 1 Pennia Holland (would be ~5)    
  under 5       Jane Holland b. abt. 1839  

 

The Jesse Holland family appears on the 1850 census in Randolph County, Alabama.  Their household includes

Jesse
Pennia
Henry
Eli
Deborah
Woodard
Jane
William

age 50
age 25
age 20
age 17
age 15
age 13
age 11
age 9
male
female
male
male
female
male
female
male
born in NC
born in NC
born in NC
born in GA
born in GA
born in GA
born in GA
born in GA

                    

By 1855 records indicate that Jesse and Elizabeth Holland and some of their children had moved to Alabama. In 1860, there was a Jesse and Betsy Holland in Randolph County, Alabama.  Betsy was 53 and Jesse 65, a farmer born in North Carolina.  The differences in their ages is unexpected, but the next census continues this trend.  Because the earlier censuses did not give exact ages, but only ranges, Jesse and Elizabeth could have had a 10-year age difference that was not apparent.  It is for this reason that I am estimating a later birth date for Elizabeth Holland than was originally thought.  Listed with them in Randolph County were Jane, age 18; J. T., age 14 (this would be son James Thomas); and Woodard, age 23.  In the residence next to them are their son Debreaux, age 24; his wife Mary, age 21, and their son T. D, age 1.  In the residence listed following Debreaux and Mary are W. H. Holland, age 30; his wife Elizabeth, age 25; and four girl children ages 1, 4, 5, and 7.  An image of the 1860 Randolph County, Alabama census showing these families is in the Public Records - Census section of this website.

The 1870 Calhoun County, Alabama, census lists a Jesse Holland, age 74, which would make his date of birth about 1796.  Jesse's wife is listed as Elizabeth, age 64.  Living with them are son John Holland, age 24; and grandchildren Avey A. Holland, age 17;  Amanda, age 14; and Wm H, age 9.  Avey, Amanda and William H. are the daughters of Jesse and Elizabeth's son William Henry Holland.34 35 149 

Elizabeth died between 1870 and 1877.  Jesse Holland married Mrs. Martha Causby (Cosby) in Calhoun County, Alabama, on 13 November 1877.  He appears with her on the 1880 census from Calhoun County.  Jesse is 81 years old, Martha is 44, and her children, John, Mamie and Joseph Cosby are 10, 8, and 5.  

Children of Jesse Holland and Elizabeth Holland:

Elisha's children continue with
5. Bryant Holland, born in 1797 (5th child of Elisha Holland).

Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Watkins Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Peacock Jesse Holland's children (this page):
1.  Enos Holland
2.  Eli Holland
3.  Woodard D. Holland
4. 
Jesse - Betsy Holland (this page)
5.  Bryant Holland
6.  Curtis Holland
7.  Absalom Holland
8.  Elisha Holland
9.  Warren 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 Holland
with Betsy Holland:
1.  boy b. 1820-1825
2.  Pennia b. 1820-1825
3.  William Henry Holland
4.  Eli T. Holland
5.  Debreaux b. 1835-1840
6.  Woodard H. Holland
7.  Jane Holland
    William - possible but unconfirmed
8.  James Thomas Holland
9.  John T. Holland
with Martha Cosby - no children 

About this History

My 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.

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Holland Family History in America - Jesse and Betsy's branch
Published 10 June 1996 ~ This page added 2 March 2007 ~ Last updated 04 February 2013