y Holland family came from The Netherlands.
Nona Holland Mabry
My beautiful grandmother,
Charles Holland born ca. 1758 in the Netherlands, was brought to Maryland before 1761 by his parents whose names we do not know. Probably their Dutch name was changed to Holland when they immigrated to this country. Prior to 1776, this family moved from Maryland to Ninety-Six District, SC.
A lot of research has been done on the Holland family. Much of this material is from Holland researhers and the Webster County History. The Hollands were patriots and early pioneers in what is now Webster County, Mississippi.
Charles was a hero having served over seven years in the Revoluntionary War. He was engaged in many battles including Kings Mountain, the seige at Sixty Nine, and the famed battle of Cowpens, SC which is said to be a decisive victory of the entire war. Charles Holland was wounded at least twice and at Cowpens received a sword thrust into his body. Although he lived to be 88, he never recovered fully from this wound.
Thomas and Jacob Holland born in Maryland are thought to be Charles' brothers.
Charles Holland was married twice and all of his children, whom he taught to speak Dutch, were born in SC. His first wife from whom I descend was Sarah Hughes who died ca. 1804 in Abbeville SC. His second wife, whose name is unknown, died in Choctaw Co., MS between 1840-1846.
In 1811 Charles and family moved from SC to Jackson County, MS, following his son Charles Miller Holland who had moved there. In 1832 he removed to Tuscaloosa County, AL and was in Pickens County, AL by 1835. Again, following his son Charles Miller Holland , by 1838 he was in Choctaw County, MS (now Webster Co.) Charles Holland died in 1846 and his is said to be the first grave at the New Hope Cemetery in Webster County, MS.
New Hope Presbyterian Church is on the same grounds as this cemetery. Incidentally, this Presbyterian Church was established in 1819 for the Indians by Presbyterian Missionaries. They built a small one room structure in which to worship. The Hollands used this building when they arrived in the 1830s.
My gg grandfather was called Colonel Charles Miller Holland, not because of his rank in the War of 1812 (which was Cpl.) but probably because he was a large planter. Charles Miller Holland married Dicy Childress in 1811 in Madison County, AL, which was then Mississipi Territory. They had 10 children. Dicy Childress was the daughter of David and Agnes (?Collins) Childress.
Colonel Charles Miller Holland settled with his family just west of Big Black River in what was then Choctaw County, MS (now Webster Co.) about 5 miles north of Mathiston. There he ran a very efficient plantation, owning and operating a sawmill and a cotton gin which were run by horse power. Also, he had a grist mill which served the public. Colonel Holland built the first antebellum home in this area about 1837. This large house burned. Colonel Holland and his wife Dicy Childress Holland are buried in the New Hope Cemetery in Webster Co., MS.
I, Beverly Mabry Hannaford, own and treasure Charles Miller Holland's bible.
My great grandparents were Henry Harrison "Tip" and Mary Ruth Williams Holland. Mary Ruth Williams was the daughter of John "Jack" Williams and Sarah Mary Oliver Williams.
Henry Harrison Holland was in Company D 3rd Mississippi later to be known as the 45th Mississippi. He served as First Sargent during the Civil War and was wounded twice.
I will refer to Henry Harrison Holland as Tip Holland because that is what he was called. It was after the Civil War that our Tip Holland lost one leg. I've heard several stories about how he lost his leg. But the one I am going to quote is the story my grandmother Nona Holland Mabry told my aunt, Nell Mabry Cole. At the time Tip Holland lost his leg, he and his family were living in the New Hope community. Great Granddaddy Tip was riding in a wagon pulled by a team of mules. The mules ran away. I don't know if he fell out, the wagon turned over, or exactly what happened but his leg was injured in the accident. The family blew a fog-horn to let their neighbors know they were in distress. Someone rode horse back from New Hope to Cadaretta (about 20 miles away) to get Tip's brother, Dr. Charles K. Holland. When Dr. Holland arrived at the home they laid Great Granddaddy Tip on the kitchen table and without anesthetics sawed off his leg.
Tip and his wife Mary Ruth moved to Walthall, Mississippi, the county seat of Webster County, where he held office as County Treasurer and in 1892 was Chancery Clerk. He was Postmaster at Walthall and he and Mary Ruth owned and operated a hotel which was located just north of the courthouse.
Henry Harrison "Tip" and Mary Ruth Williams Holland are buried in the New Hope Cemetery in Webster County, MS.
Holland Gr Grandparents
Mary Ruth (Williams) Holland
1 Charles Holland b: 02 April 1758 The Netherlands d: Bef. 16 March 1846 Choctaw Co., MS (now Webster Co.) bu. New Hope Cem. Web. Co., MS
. +Sarah Hughes b: Abbeville Co., SC m: Bef. 1788 Abbeville Co., SC d: 1804 Abbeville, SC
.... 2 William Hughes Holland b: 1788
.... 2 Margaret Holland b: 1790
.... 2 Absalom Holland b: 1791
.... 2 Elizabeth Holland b: 1792
.... 2 Charles Miller Holland b: 07 April 1793 Ninety Six Dist., SC d: 15 April 1879 Sumner Co., MS (Parent Co. Choctaw--now Web.) bu. New Hope Cem. Web. Co., MS
...... +Dicy Childress b: 07 December 1797 SC m: 16 May 1811 Madison Co., AL (then MS Territory) d: 03 November 1877 Sumner Co., MS (Choctaw/now Web.) bu. New Hope Cem. Web. Co., MS
......... 3 William Miller Holland b: 1816
......... 3 George Humphries Holland b: 1818
......... 3 David Childress Holland b: 1821
......... 3 Agness C. Holland b: 1823
......... 3 Jacob W. Holland b: 1825
......... 3 Sarahan Holland b: 1827
......... 3 Charles K. Holland b: 1829 Medical Doctor Instrumental in writing the 1890 Mississippi Constitution bu: Bethal Cem. Calhoun Co., MS
......... 3 Waymon R. Holland b: 1834 Medical doctor...settled in East Texas
......... 3 Henry Harrison "Tip" Holland b: 26 June 1840 Choctaw Co., MS NW of Mathiston (now Webster Co.) d: 25 October 1911 Walthall, Web. Co., MS bu. New Hope Cem. Webster Co., MS
........... +Mary Ruth Williams b: 21 January 1849 m: 24 November 1867 Oktibbeha Co., MS d: 07 July 1911 Derma, Calhoun Co., MS bu. New Hope Cem. Webster Co., MS
.............. 4 Sallie Holland b: 1868 bu: Sapa Cem. Webster Co., MS
.............. 4 Nancy Ola Holland b: 1869
.............. 4 Della Holland b: 1870
.............. 4 William Homer Holland b: 1873
.............. 4 Maggie Ruth Holland b: 1876
.............. 4 John Miller Holland b: 26 August 1877 bu: Bethel Cem. Calhoun Co., MS
.............. 4 Little Sister Holland b: 1880
.............. 4 Nona Holland b: 19 November 1882 Webster Co., MS NW of Mathiston, MS d: 25 June 1959 Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS bu. Oak Springs Cemetery, Calhoun Co., MS.See Nona Holland Mabry's children on Mabry page.
................ +George Clark Mabry, Sr. b: 04 November 1874 So. of Bentley, Calhoun Co., MS m: 22 December 1901 Walthall, Webster Co., MS d: 09 March 1952 Calhoun City, Cal. Co., MS bu. Oak Springs Cemetery, Calhoun Co., MS
................... 5 George Clark "G. C." Mabry, Jr. b: 21 January 1910 Derma, Calhoun Co., MS d: 12 July 1984 Memphis, Shelby Co., TN bu. Oak Sprs. Calhoun Co., MS
..................... +Dora Odean Putnam b: 19 July 1915 Slate Spring, Calhoun Co., MS m: 19 November 1933 Calhoun City, Calhoun Co., MS d: 21 October 1948 Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS bu. Oak Sprs. Calhoun Co., MS
........................ 6 Beverly Ann Mabry b: 23 June 1935 Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS
.......................... +Robert Eugene Hannaford b: 08 April 1930 Pittsboro, Calhoun Co., MS m: 10 June 1956 Derma, Calhoun Co., MS
.............. 4 Henry Haven Holland b: 1884
.............. 4 Homa Holland b: 23 August 1887 Webster Co., MS d: 30 November 1942 Winona, Montgomery Co. MS bu Winona City Cemetery
................ ++Ottis E. Brannon, Sr. b: 01 April 1888 d: 12 November 1945 Winona, Montgomery Co. MS bu Winona City Cemetery
.............. 4 Irby Fox "Kirk" Holland b: 1887
.............. 4 Hugh "Cute" Holland b: 1890
.... 2 Jacob Holland b: 1794
.... 2 Sarah Holland b: 1804 Sarah Hughes Holland died at birth of twins, Sarah and Agness
.... 2 Agness Nancy Holland b: 1804 Sarah Hughes Holland died at birth of twins, Sarah and Agness
. +Second Wife m: Aft. 1805 SC d: Bet. 1840 - 1846 Choctaw Co. MS (now Webster Co)
.... 2 Reuben A. Holland b: 1810 SC
...... +Mary Dearman