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(son of Enos Holland)
Born about 1824 in North Carolina
Died 12 March 1883 in Paint Rock, Alabama

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This page is a sub-section of Enos Holland and his wife Susan Brown's children.  It shows the descendants of their son Alvin Holland and his wife Mary Ellen Miers.

You can go directly to Elisha's or Enos' children through these links:
Elisha Holland's children with 1st  wife Patience Watkins:  Enos Holland's children Alvin Holland's children (this page)
1.  Enos Holland (parent page)
2.  Eli Holland
3.  Woodard D. Holland
4.  Betsy-Jesse Holland
5.  Bryant Holland
6.  Curtis Holland
7.  Absalom Holland
8.  Elisha Holland
with wife Patsy Mitchell:
    unknown

with wife Susan Brown:  
1.  Eson Holland
2.  Bright Holland (possible son)
3.  Benjamin Holland
4.  Alvin Holland (this page)
5.  Eli Holland

with wife Mary Ellen Miers:  
 1.  William Holland
 2.  Frances Matilda Holland
 3.  Sarah Ella Holland
 4.  George D. Holland
 5.  Bright Holland 1859

with wife Elizabeth Ann Jones:
 6Elizabeth Ann Jones Holland
 7.  Margaret Georgia Ann Holland
 8.  Loveda A. C. Holland
 9.  William J. Holland
10.  James A. Holland
11.  Mary P. C. Holland

4.  Alvin Holland was born about 1824 in Fair Bluff, Columbus County, North Carolina.  He married 1st Mary Ellen Miers on 24 December 1848, in Talladega County, Alabama.  They had five children together.  She died before 1865 in Alabama.  Alvin Holland married 2nd Elizabeth Ann Jones.  They had six children together, for a total of 11 children by Alvin Holland.  He died 12 March 1883 in Paint Rock, Jackson County, Alabama, at age 59.  Much of the information in this section was provided by Jim Allen.34  

The 1850 census for Randolph County, Alabama, lists an "Alfred" Holland, age 25, with his wife Ellen, age 20, and their 3-month-old son William.  Although his state of birth is listed as Tennessee instead of North Carolina, and his name is listed as Alfred instead of Alvin, we are assuming this is Alvin Holland, son of Enos Holland, with his wife Mary Ellen Miers.  The ages fit very well and the names are close. 

The History of Jackson County, Alabama, by John Robert Kennamer, cites an A. M. Holland as being in Jackson County (or Paint Rock Valley area) sometime between before the civil war and 1871:

The Masons were the first to organize in the county.  There were five lodges and they held a big meeting once a year.  In 1869, they met about half-way between Woodville and paint Rock.  At this meeting a great fight broke out between the Woodalls and the Whitecottons.  Jim and Hy Whitecotton were killed. As the Whitecottons were turbulent, dangerous men, the people of the Woodville community felt greatly relieved at knowing these men had been killed.  Scottsboro hosted the annual meeting the next year and Dr. T. T. Cotnam was the orator.  This meeting was to celebrate the "anniversary of St. John, the Baptist."  In 1871, a new hall was erected in Scottsboro by the three orders of Masons, Odd Fellows and Pale Faces.  Odd Fellows had been organized in the county before the Civil war, some of the members were:  John F. Patterson, John Snodgrass, G. W. Story, W. H. Robinson, S. G. Grimmett, G. W. Allen, J. L. Gentry, J. F. Potts, D. N. Patterson, J. D. Patterson, David Tate, Wm. Mathews, Wiley Mathews, Jesse L. Potts, Lewis T. Webb, A. M. Holland, James M. Bryant, S. G. Grimmett, George W. Thorton, John G. Mathews, F. M. McMahan, Leroy Rash.3

In 1860, this family is found on the Colquitt County, Georgia, census (p. 554).  They are listed as follows:

Name Age Sex Occupation Born in comment
Holland, Alvin 36 M Blacksmith NC head of household
Holland, Mary 30 F wife AL (Mary Ellen)
Holland, William P. 10 M   AL son
Holland, Francis 8 F   AL daughter
Holland, Ella 6 F   AL daughter (Sarah Ella)
Holland, George D. 4 M idiot AL son
Holland, Bright 1 M   GA son

Alvin Holland moved from Alabama to Georgia between 1856 when George D. was born, and 13 April 1859, when Bright was born.  After Bright was born, Alvin moved back to Alabama.  To substantiate his move back to Alabama, there are estate records in Talladega County, Alabama, showing that Alvin Holland, W. H. Holland, and Jesse Holland, bought items at the estate sale of George Miers on 2 October 1862.   George Miers is thought to be the father of Mary Ellen Miers, Alvin's wife.36 

It is not known when Mary Miers died exactly.  Her last child, Bright Holland, was born in 1859.  Mary appears on the Colquitt County, Georgia, census with her family in 1860.  By 1870, Alvin Holland is on the Colquitt County census with his second wife, Elizabeth Ann Jones, was born in Alabama.  Alvin is 46, a farmer born in North Carolina; his new wife Elizabeth is 25.  William P. Holland, who would be about 20 years old at this time, is no longer living with them.  Alvin's children living in the house are Frances, age 18; Sarah E., age 16, Bright, 11.  George D. is not listed and it is unknown what happened to him.  Alvin Holland's children with Elizabeth Ann Jones appear on the census as Eliza A., age 5; and Georgiann, age 2, perhaps named for George D. 

Oral tradition of the Maddux family indicated that Alvin Holland's second wife was a full-blooded Indian, and that her name might have been Sarah Elizabeth.  No substantiating evidence of this has been found, although his second wife may have been an Indian woman.  Her name is probably Elizabeth Ann Jones, but may be Sarah Elizabeth Jones.  She was born 27 February 1865, in Calhoun County, Alabama.  She was about 21 years old when she married Alvin Holland, apparently around 1864 or 1865. 

In 1880, this family is found in Jackson County, Alabama.  Alvin Holland is 53, head of household, born in North Carolina;  and his wife Elizabeth is 30, born in Alabama.  Only one child from Alvin's first marriage remains in the home - Sarah Ella Holland, who is 25 now.  Children from his second marriage to Elizabeth Ann Jones living with them at this time are Eliza A. J., age 14; Margaret, age 11 (Georgiann?); Lovedie A. C., 9; William J., 6; James A., 3; and Mary P. C., 1.  All the children were born in Alabama.

Alvin died 12 March 1883, at Paint Rock, Jackson County, Alabama. 

Children of Alvin Holland and Mary Ellen Miers:

Children of Alvin Holland and Elizabeth Ann Jones:

This is the end of Alvin Holland's line.  To see his sibling lines, go back to Enos Holland's page, of which this is a sub-section.  If you can add any information on the family of Alvin Holland, it would be a welcome advance to this line of the Jimmie Holland Family. 

Elisha Holland's children with 1st  wife Patience Watkins:  Enos Holland's children Alvin Holland's children (this page)
1.  Enos Holland (parent page)
2.  Eli Holland
3.  Woodard D. Holland
4.  Betsy-Jesse Holland
5.  Bryant Holland
6.  Curtis Holland
7.  Absalom Holland
8.  Elisha Holland
with wife Patsy Mitchell:
    unknown

with wife Susan Brown:  
1.  Eson Holland
2.  Bright Holland (possible son)
3.  Benjamin Holland
4.  Alvin Holland (this page)
5.  Eli Holland

with wife Mary Ellen Miers:  
1.  William Holland
2.  Frances Matilda Holland
3.  Sarah Ella Holland
4.  George D. Holland
5.  Bright Holland 1859

with wife Elizabeth Ann Jones:
1.  Elizabeth Ann Jones Holland
2.  Margaret Georgia Ann Holland
3.  Loveda A. C. Holland
4.  William J. Holland
5.  James A. Holland
6.  Mary P. C. 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
Published 10 June 1996 ~ Last updated 04 February 2013 07:49 AM

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