I am still searching for information on my gg-grandfather's family. William T. (WT) Holland showed up in Tyler County records about 1864. Originally born in Georgia, he was married to a Susan "Unknown" who probated his estate in May-Sept of 1866. I have not found him on any census, only on Tax records. He owned land on the Neches River in Tyler county about 17 miles North of Woodville, called "Milliner's Headright". Milliners headright was originally granted to a William Milliner and then sold to James G. Collier.
I have not found his grave, nor the graves of his deceased children: Benjamin and Mary who died before 1880. He was survived by his wife, Susan and three children: Council b.1861 who later moved to Shelby County, Mitchell b. 1864 married a Mary Dickerson and moved to Nacogdoches County and William T. (Jr) b. 1866-after his death-who stayed in Tyler County, married a Lula "unknown" and raised a family there-(Thomas b.1897 and William A. Holland b.1899).
William Sr's wife Susan remarried after his death to a JW Davis in 1880-There was also a Baby Rufus b. 1869 on the 1870 Tyler County census with William's family, who may or may not have been related.
William's probate record lists alot of names of people he had business affairs with they are:
Allen Arrant, R Chancy, D Odell, TM Steele, John F. Raft, Simon T. Sims, FM Steele, Wm A Steele, John S. Williams, Samuel Middlebrooks, James W. Massingill, W Doughorty, T Chumbly, Levi Massingill, W Snell, Dr. C. McCullogh, Martha Johnson, J Allison, Dr. Borders, Patrick Newman, John D Odel, Wm Taylor, Jacob Smith, and Lewis Rigsby.
Maybe this info will help someone.
In the meantime, any information that might help me in my Wm Holland (and family) research would be greatly appreciated. Including any tidbits about life in Tyler county in this time period, or any of these people he had business relations with.
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