Ephraim B. Holland

2 December 1831–12 April 1896 (Age 64)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ephraim B.

When Ephraim B. Holland was born on 2 December 1831, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jesse Holland, was 45 and his mother, Martha Jane Hanks, was 40. He married Julia Courts on 15 September 1863, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 April 1896, in Dallas, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Dallas Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Ephraim B. Holland
Julia Courts
Marriage: 15 September 1863
George Courts Holland Sr.
Lucius J. Holland
Claudius Daniel Holland Sr.
Ida Elise Holland
Herbert Vedder Holland
Herbert H Holland
Lucius James Holland
Mary M. Holland

Spouse and Children

15 September 1863
Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States


    George Courts Holland Sr.


    Claudius Daniel Holland Sr.


    Ida Elise Holland


    Herbert Vedder Holland


    Herbert H Holland


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Holland





+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 22

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan .2 English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hōh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch.3 English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • E B Holland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ephraim Holland in household of Jesse Holland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ephraim Holland, "United States Census, 1880"

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