7 June 1820 - 19 September 1903

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3.  West Holland's line is followed in this section.  He was Elisha Holland's 14th child:

Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Watkins Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Peacock West Holland's children (this page)
1.  Enos Holland
2.  Eli Holland
3.  Woodard D. Holland
4.  Betsy-Jesse Holland
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
1.  Cullen Green Holland, M. D.
2.  Rita Ann Catherine Holland
3.  Needham Gray Holland
4.  Arthur Copeland Holland
5.  Martha Jane Holland
6.  Christopher Columbus Holland
7.  Alexander Wayne Holland, M. D.
8.  Lieugenyer Holland
9.  William Gaston Holland
10 Ransome Beauregard Holland
11. Jence Cornelia Holland
12. Edith Wise Holland
13. West Bob Holland 

West Holland was born 7 June 1820 in North Carolina. He married Sallie Grice, daughter of Crawford Grice and Edna Dow.  Her sister was Polly Grice who married John Henry Davis and moved to Georgia.   Sallie was born 5 January 1823 near Goldsboro in Wayne County, North Carolina.  She died 28 November 1886 at Hackney, Kansas, at the age of 63.  West died 19 September 1903 in Chandler, Oklahoma, at age 83.  He was buried with his wife at Hackney, Kansas.  Miss Nellie Russell states that "his funeral was preached at Union Grove Church at Pinkney, North Carolina," which tells us that he was remembered, loved and respected there 34 years after he left North Carolina.  

The children of West and Sallie were all born on the Holland Plantation some 10 miles from Goldsboro, North Carolina, according to Nellie H. Russell, granddaughter of  West and Sallie.  The information on West Holland's family is from Nellie's records and from later family members. Pictures of the graves of West Holland and Sally Grice are in the Album section of this web site. 

I find myself fascinated with the names West Holland gave to his children and like to muse on who he named them for.  Below are some of my ideas.   

West Holland's children Born Possibly named after
Cullen Green Holland 1845 Probably named after West's next-younger brother Green Holland (b. 1822)
Rita Ann Catherine Holland 1847 No clue
Needham Gray Holland 1849 West's youngest brother was Needham Gray Holland (b. 1828)
Arthur Copeland Holland 1850 West's sister Ginsey married Arthur Copeland (b. 1803)
Martha Jane Holland 1852 West's brother Exum's wife was Martha (b. 1832)
Christopher Columbus Holland 1853 Apparently named for the famous Italian explorer who discovered America
Alexander Wayne Holland 1855 Wayne could be for Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne for whom Wayne County, North Carolina was named
Lieugenyer Holland 1857 No clue
William Gaston Holland 1859 No clue
Ransome Beauregard Holland 1861 Richard Hagen wrote: Note the proximity of R. B. Holland's birth to General P. G. T. Beauregard's victory at Bull Run during the American War Between the States.  The First Battle of Bull Run, called First Manassas by the South, was fought on 21 July 1861. REH 
Jence Cornelia Holland 1863 West's closest sister who married Arthur Copeland was Ginsey Holland (b. 1818).   Also, West's brother Exum had a daughter Jency Holland (b. 1834)
Edith Wise Holland 1865 No clue
West Bob Holland 1868 Apparently named after West. 

Is you have any ideas about how West Holland named his children, please let me know

In Biography of Early Oklahoma we learn that this family came to Kansas from Wayne County, North Carolina in 1869.  Railroad fare was $606.00 for a family of 15 and one stranger.  They settled near Hackney in 1871. West Holland gave a plot of ground for a cemetery near Hackney, Kansas on the condition that there was to be no charge for burial plots in the cemetery.   He also gave land for Holland School and United Brethren Church, near Hackney.  

Children of West Holland and Sallie Grice:

This is the end of West's branch.  Elisha's children continue with Green Holland.

Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Watkins Elisha Holland's children with wife Patience Peacock West Holland's children (this page)
1.  Enos Holland
2.  Eli Holland
3.  Woodard D. Holland
4.  Betsy-Jesse Holland
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
1.  Cullen Green Holland, M. D.
2.  Rita Ann Catherine Holland
3.  Needham Gray Holland
4.  Arthur Copeland Holland
5.  Martha Jane Holland
6.  Christopher Columbus Holland
7.  Alexander Wayne Holland, M. D.
8.  Lieugenyer Holland
9.  William Gaston Holland
10 Ransome Beauregard Holland
11. Jence Cornelia Holland
12. Edith Wise Holland
13. West Bob Holland 

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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.


 

Holland Family History in America - West Holland
Published 10 July 1996 ~ Last updated 01/03/2012 09:18 AM