William Lee Holland

Brief Life History of William Lee

When William Lee Holland was born in 1856, in Macon, Warren, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Montgomery Holland, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Catherine Burnes, was 24. He married Salina Starcher on 26 January 1881, in Roane, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He died on 29 March 1885, in Roane, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 29.

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William Lee Holland
1856–1885
Salina Starcher
1861–1900
Marriage: 26 January 1881
Effie B Holland
1874–1885
Daniel William Holland
1883–1952
Emily Holland
1884–

Sources (12)

  • William L Hollen in household of William M Hollen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm L Holland, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Wm L Holland, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

1863

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

English: habitational name from Downholland or Upholland (Lancashire), Hulland (Derbyshire), the Parts of Holland, one of the three administrative subdivisions of Lincolnshire, any of the four places called Hoyland (southern Yorkshire), and possibly Great and Little Holland (Essex). The placenames all derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + land ‘land’.

English: habitational name either from Hoeland (Farm) in Bury (Sussex), or from Holland's Barn in Albourne (Sussex). The placename in Bury has the same etymology as in 1 above, while the placename in Albourne may derive from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + land ‘land’.

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

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