Absalom's branch as it extends through his son William W. Holland

29 November 1842 - 4 July 1899

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This page is a sub-section of Absalom Holland and his wife Nancy Hales.   It shows the descendants of their sixth child, William W. Holland and his wife Roena Deans. 

Absalom's children:

Absalom Holland's children:  Richard's children: (this page)
1.  Burdin Holland, C. S. A.   
2.  Rufus Henry Holland, C. S. A. 
3.  Simon Holland, C. S. A. 
4.  Henry Holland  
5.  Richard W. Holland (this page) 
6.  William W. Holland 
7.  Elizabeth Holland
8.  Absalom Bryant Holland 
9.  Zilpha Holland  
10.  Nancy Holland  
1.  Etta Holland
2.  Murray Manning Holland
3.  Joseph Daniel Holland
4.  Zachary Grantham Holland
5.  Effie Holland
6.  Bethany Mamie Holland

 5. Richard W. Holland (identical twin) was born 29 November 1842. He married Bethany Barnes, daughter of John G. and Martha Barnes.  Bethany Barnes was born in 1843 and she died about the last week in May in 1882, approximately a month to 6 weeks after giving birth to Bethany Mamie.  She is buried in the Simon Holland Cemetery.  Richard died in 1882 a few months after Bethany and was also buried in the Simon Holland Cemetery.  M. K. D. Holland states that Richard was courting and planning to be married again when he died suddenly, leaving six small children behind, ranging in ages from approximately 7 months to 10 years.  The six children were dispersed and reared by different families -- some relatives, some friends of the family.  
Children of Richard W. Holland and Bethany Barnes:

1. Etta Holland's information is on a separate page. 

2.  Murray Manning Holland's information is on a separate page.  

3.  Joseph Daniel Holland was born 27 May 1874 in Wayne County, North Carolina. He died 27 December 1953 in Nashville, Georgia, and was buried at Nashville.  On 26 April 1908, he married Mattie Sutton of Nashville, Georgia, daughter of Thomas Henry Talley Sutton and Edith Mathis.  Mattie was born 11 July 1885.  After the death of his parents, Joseph lived with his uncle William.  He went to Baxley, Georgia as a young man and stayed with his uncle Absalom Bryant.  He enlisted in the Army and served in and was wounded in the Spanish American War.  He worked in a bank and from 1931-1945 was Postmaster at Nashville, Georgia. 
Children of Joseph Daniel Holland and Mattie Sutton:

Both of Joseph Daniel Holland's grandsons became Methodist Ministers.  Rev. Homer Lee Pearson, 3rd, was with the Florida Conference and Rev. Samuel Gordon Rogers, 3rd, was with the Georgia Conference.

4.  Zachary Grantham Holland was born 9 March 1876 in Wayne County, North Carolina, died 7 May 1941 in Bunnell, FL, buried in Espanola Cemetery, Flagler County, FL;  married 26 May 1900 Flora Maud Deen, daughter of Daniel Martin Deen and Martha Elnora Tuten, born 16 June 1883.  After the death of his parents when he was 6, Zachary, according to M. K. D. Holland, "is supposed to have been reared by an Elijah Overman, but from family stories there was also a close connection with the Jesse Overman family.  He left North Carolina and went to Appling County, Georgia at about the age of 16.  Several members of his family had already migrated to this south Georgia county.  An uncle A. B.  Holland had been there quite some time, as well as the Woodard D. Holland family, for whom he worked when he first come to Georgia."   Zachary and Flora moved to St. Johns County, FL in December of 1903.  "Zachary Holland was engaged in the turpentine business and was one of the early Irish potato and cabbage farmers in this section.  He served as one of the first County Commissioners at the creation of Flagler County, their first meeting being 2 July 1917."   He served from then until 1927, and again from 1929 until 1935.
Children of Zachary Grantham Holland and Flora Maud Deen:

5.  Effie Holland was born June 1880 in Wayne County, North Carolina.   It is not known who reared her after the death of her parents when she was two.  She married Jacob M. Stancil.  He was born 3 February 1873 in Wilson County, North Carolina, and died 21 June 1953.  Effie died 10 June 1908 at the death of her second child (mother and baby both died). 
Child of Effie Holland and Jacob Stancil:

6.  Bethany Mamie Holland was born 13 April 1882 in Wilson County, North Carolina.  After the death of her parents when she was an infant, Bethany lived with the Josiah Davis family. She married Hillard Brown in Wayne County, North Carolina, in 1903.  He was born 31 March 1870, died 2 October 1925, and was buried in the Simon Holland Cemetery in Wayne County, North Carolian.  Bethany died 17 June 1955 in Wilson County, North Carolina, and was buried in the Simon Holland Cemetery.  
Children of Bethany Mamie Holland and Hillard Brown:

This is the end of Richard's line.  Use the links below to get to his parents and siblings.

Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Watkins:  Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Peacock:  Absalom Holland's children: 
1.  Enos Holland
2.  Eli Holland
3.  Woodard D. Holland
4.  Betsy-Jesse Holland
5.  Bryant Holland
6.  Curtis Holland
7.  Absalom Holland (parent page) 
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
1.  Burdin Holland, C. S. A.   
2.  Rufus Henry Holland, C. S. A. 
3.  Simon Holland, C. S. A. 
4.  Henry Holland  
5.  Richard W. Holland (this page) 
6.  William W. Holland 
7.  Elizabeth Holland
8.  Absalom Bryant Holland 
9.  Zilpha Holland  
10. Nancy Holland  

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About this History

I wish to acknowledge the very important contributions of Miss Nellie Holland Russell whose work was the genesis of this history, and Mrs. Mary Ketus Deen Holland of Linville Falls, North Carolina, who continued the work and contributed most of the information in the section on Absalom, from whom her husband descended.  In her honor and in her tradition, I dedicate this section to  her husband, Zachary Grantham Holland, Jr. 

There are errors in this work: some dates that 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, and information of which I have personal knowledge or have gathered from family members.  Though imperfect, it is a good start.  Enjoy and please let me know if you have questions or corrections.  This work is being continued and added to on a regular basis so check the revision date below to see when additions or changes were last posted.

Holland Family History in America - Richard Holland
Published 10 Nov 1996  Last updated 21 January 2011


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