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John HOLLAND, Jr.

Male 1844 - 1915  (71 years)


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  • Name John HOLLAND 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 28 Feb 1844  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1915 
    Buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk (Independent City), VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Stewart, William H., History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens, Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Company, 1902, p. 608:

      JOHN HOLLAND, JR., is one of the many successful truck farmers of Norfolk County, Virginia. He was born at Lambert's Point, February 28, 1844, and is a son of John and Sarah (Abdell) Holland.

      John Holland was born in 1810, and died at the age of 67 years. He was a ship-owner, and also engaged extensively in the oyster business. His wife was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and to them were born seven children, namely: Margaret Ann, deceased, who married James H. Sammons; John, Jr., the subject of this sketch; Amanda H.; Edward; Eliza J., who married J. F. Coleman, a farmer, living on Princess Anne Turnpike in Norfolk County; Sarah, who married A. J. Backus, a farmer of Sewell's Point; and Martha Virginia, whose first husband was Edward Lambert, deceased. She later married Thomas
      Harmon of Lambert's Point.

      John Holland, Jr., whose name opens this sketch, received his mental training in the public schools at Lambert's Point. In 1862, he enlisted in a battalion of heavy artillery, being at that time but 18 years old. He remained in that battalion for three years, when he was transferred to Company I, the 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Stewart's Brigade, Pickett's Division. He was captured six days before Lee's surrender, and was confined at Newport News in full view of his home. After two months, lie was discharged. He received slight wounds at Bermuda Hundred, but never lost a day's service. Since the close of the war, he has been engaged in truck farming, in which he has met with much success. He is a thrifty farmer, and has a thorough knowledge of the tilling of the soil.

      Mr. Holland married Elizabeth Ashby, a daughter of Robert Ashby, and a sister of the following: Mary, deceased; Susan; Sarah, who married W. W. Bell; Martha, the wife of T. H. Frost; Emma F., the wife of J. T. Philpott, who is engaged in the furniture business in Norfolk; and William, who met his death in the Confederate War.

      Mr. Holland is one of the most influential citizens of Tanner's Creek, and is always interested in the advancement of the community. He is a member of the Methodist Church.

      (2 www.findagrave.com:

      John Holland
      Birth: Feb., 1844
      Death: Nov. 14, 1915

      Family links: Spouse: Elizabeth Ashby Holland (1843 - 1909)

      Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA

      Created by: SWF
      Record added: May 01, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 89441625
    Person ID I33363  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father John HOLLAND, Sr.,   b. 1810,   d. 1877  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah ABDELL,   b. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth ASHBY,   b. 13 Apr 1843,   d. 20 Mar 1909  (Age 65 years) 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F14482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart