James Holland/Hollon/Hollin/Hollen and Family

The Holland saga is almost finished. James Madison Holland was born in Kentucky about 1791, according to the 1850 and 1860 censuses. He married Annie Thompson on 27 November 1818 in Howard County, Missouri. I don’t know of other Hollands who migrated to Howard County, but the Thompson name is found tied to the Hollands back in Scott County, Kentucky so I imagine James might have made his way to Missouri with them. The 1830 census of Howard County shows James’s young family living three doors from an E. Thompson who is 50-60 years old. This may be Annie’s father.

Annie died sometime before 1830 when J. Holland was head of a household with no adult female.  James is listed as 20-29 years old, but he was really closer to 39. Perhaps the census taker erred in the column he ticked or one of the children gave the wrong age for their dad. There is also one male 10-14, who would be son John, one female 5-9, who would be daughter Sarah, three males aged 5-9, which would be Ephraim, James and one unknown, one female under 5, who would be Nancy and one male under 5, which was Edmund. The unknown male and  female were out of the house by 1850 and it isn’t known if they married or died young.

James married Sarah Hutchinson, probably a widow, on 29 October 1832 in Howard County, Missouri. The family in 1850 was a blended household, although all persons are enumerated with the Holland surname. Several of James’s children had married and were in their own households by this time:

James Holland, 59, born Kentucky
Sarah, 59, born Virginia
Nick, 23, born Virginia (I think he is a Hutchinson)
Nancy, 17, born Missouri
P(atsey), 17, born Missouri
Nancy, 22, born Missouri (Dodson, married to Edmund)
Edmund, 26, born Missouri

This James Holland family was household #1. Household #2 was the family of James and Sarah (Holland) Head. Sarah, or Sallie, was the daughter of James Holland. She and James Head married on 22 March 1848 in Howard County. James Head was born about 1826 in Missouri. It appears that James’ first wife might have died in childbirth. Sallie is enumerated as older than her husband with a birth year of about 1822 in the 1850 census. Sallie died between the 1860 census and 11 July 1861 when James married Lucinda Harmon in Sullivan County, Missouri.

Head children in the 1850 and 1860 censuses:
Jane, born 1837, Missouri (perhaps James’ sister)
Daniel A., born 1847, Missouri (by a first wife?)
Mary E., born 1850, Missouri
James E., born 1854, Missouri
Sarah E. born 1856, Missouri

Household #4 was that of Stokely Wyatt and Mary Holland. They married on 20 March 1845, also in Howard County. Stokely he was born about 1822 in Kentucky and died between 1850 and 1860, when Mollie Wyatt and her children were living in her father’s household. Mary was born about 1826 in Missouri. She married (2) Samuel Ray by 1870 and died between 1870 and 1880. It doesn’t appear that she and Sam Ray had any children together.

Wyatt children were:
James, born 1846, Missouri
John Alex, born 1849, Missouri
Martha J., born 1852, Missouri; married to William Mott by 1870 and living with the Samuel Ray family
Nancy Ann, born 1857, Missouri

The other three  of James Holland’s sons, married before 1850,  were James, John and Ephraim. James’s family will be examined in tomorrow’s post, but here are John and Ephraim:

John Holland, born 10 January 1820, was the first child of James to marry. He married (1) Adaline Hoskins, 18 June 1843, Howard County, Missouri and (2) Fannie A. Crooks, 16 January 1896, Sullivan County, Missouri. John and Adaline had many children:

Mary Ann, born 1844, Missouri; married a Couch and lived in Piedmont, Oklahoma in 1908.
Sarah E., born 1846, Missouri; married Joshua Jennings, 25 May 1863, Sullivan County, Missouri. She died after 1908.
Cornelia, born 1849, Missouri; married a Linnhart, but may have divorced with no children and not remarried. Cornelia was married, living at home with hr parents, but no husband in 1880. She died in 1897, buried as a Holland.
Lucretia Margaret, born 1851, Missouri; married (1) Dr. H. Schooling and (2) Dr. J.C. Kessenger; died 21 May 1908, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.
Susannah, born 1853, Missouri
Jeremiah T., born 1856, Missouri; living in St. Louis, Missouri in 1908
Nancy Madlin, born 1859, Missouri; married James Andrews and died in Sullivan County, Missouri on 8 January 1882.
Julia Eliza, born 1862, Missouri; married Mr. Shipley; died 1937, Sullivan County, Missouri
Adaline Virginia, born 1865, Missouri
John E., born 1868, Missouri; died 1926 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
James T., born 1871, Missouri

Ephraim Holland, born July 1822, another son, married (1) Eleanor Newcom, 22 September 1842, Chariton County, Missouri. She apparently died soon and he married (2) Elizabeth Hoskins, 23 August 1846, Sullivan County, Missouri. She was born about 1830 in Missouri. He is found there in the 1850 census, but had just buried daughter Susan F. Ephraim’s children in 1850 were:

Mandy E., born 1845, Missouri; she married Isaac C. Spencer in 1862, but apparently died soon afterwards. Isaac married Rebecca Martin on 23 July 1866 in Sullivan County, Missouri.
(Susan F., born 3 July 1847; died 5 June 1850)
Joseph T., born 1849, Missouri

Ephraim and Elizabeth had several more children:

Bennett Martin, born 1851
James Lindley, born 1853
Nancy Jane, born 1855
John William, born 1859
Ephraim Critington, born 1860
Mary (Mollie), born 1866
Ida Bell, born 1871

Ephraim died in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1891 and is buried with several other family members in Hollon Cemetery there.

Although I have standardized the spelling of the family name as “Holland” to maintain consistency, with this generation in Howard, Chariton, Sullivan and Linn Counties, Missouri, the name is as likely to be spelled Hollen, Hollon, or Hollin.

To summarize then, the children of James Holland were:

John, born 1820; died 1904; married Adaline Hoskins
Sarah, born c1821; died before 11 July 1861
Ephraim, born July 1822; died 1891
James, born c1824; died 5 December 1903
Mary, born c1826; died between 1860-28 March 1867
Edmund, born c1828; died between 1855-1860
Nancy, born c1833; no further record after 1850 census
Patsey, born c1833; married Marion Cates, 11 September 1855, Howard County, Missouri. She died soon, before 1860.

It appears that Nancy and Patsey were twins, unless the age of one was incorrectly noted.

Many of these descendants who lived in Sullivan, Chariton and Linn Counties, Missouri use the HOLLON, HOLLIN or HOLLEN spelling. If you are related to any of this family, PLEASE leave a comment.

The last of the generations will be discussed on Saturday – James Hollon, born 1824, and my husband’s 2x great grandfather.

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