Posted By:Richard Dumas
Subject:Re: Holland and Manning Family
Post Date:May 24, 2007 at 09:30:21
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Forum:Nash County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I am seeking information on a Henry Holland's parents. His full name may be William Henry Holland. He was born in NC Feb. 23,1818 and died May 18, 1855 in Choctaw Co. AL. W. D. Wood (who is a distant relative) in the early 1900's wrote a book on the Horn & Wood families in which he mentions Henry Horn's parentage. Wood's book has errors and must be used with care. He has two scenarios "There was a Thomas Horn and Harris Horn, brothers; old Tony (former slave of William Horn?)thinks their father's name was Thomas, and that he was a brother of grandfather Horn (Wood's gf was William Horn). Isaac W. Horn of Sumpter county Alabama is a son of the aforementioned Harris Horn. A sister of Thomas and Harris Horn named Eliza married a Holland. Henry Holland, husband of Nancy Horn was a son of this sister, and she had a sister that married a Crocker ... This information I received form Miss Annie McDaniel of Bristol Tennessee."

Wood's second is " Exum Holland, who died in Texas, and whose daughter married Jessie Simms, was an uncle of William Henry Holland, who married Nancy Holland nee Horn. I learn that Thomas Horn, the husband of Henry Holland's sister Eliza, was a nephew of grandfather William Horn; if so, it is probable that he was the son of grandfather's brother, Thomas Horn, who, so far as I have any information, never left North Carolina. The mother of Henry Holland, was an Eatman, and after the death of Henry's father, his widow married Jethro Harrison, an uncle of Adkins Harrison, Thomas Harrison and Henderson Harrison. Holland's mother had two daughters by her second huband Kate and Mary. Kate married a Long and Mary a Brook. Henry and Eliza Holland were raised by an old maid aunt, Parma Holland, sister of their father. She is buried in the graveyard at Pushmataha."

Wood's book was published in 1904.

Parma Holland at the time of the 1850 Choctaw Co. AL was 80 years old and lists VA as her birthplace. She could have been Henry Holland's great aunt since she was 48 years old when Henry was born.

William Horn's first wife was a Nancy Holland and his second wife was Mary Holland Sykes. Nancy and Mary were sisters. Mary first husband was a Sykes. Exum Holland, Wood said, is a brother to Nancy and Mary Holland. William Horn married both wives in Edgecombe Co. NC.

There appeared to be a lot of Eatmans in Nash county at the time of the 1820 Census.