Sebril Holland of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, lived a short life but left a long legacy. Little is known about the man himself and there is not even agreement about how is name was spelled or even what his given name might have been. Some call him Sebril Holland, others are named after him and their names are Sebrill and even Sabel. Other family researchers feel that his "real" name may have been Mallory. What we do know is that he was a farm boy in Virginia who served his state well in the American Civil War. He married and had two children, one who died an infant and another who grew to become the patriarch of a large and proud family. We invite all the Holland cousins and kin to join the search to reconstruct the history of our diverse and rich family.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Civil War

In the handwritten notes handed down by Mabel (Drake) Wilkins, it is stated that Sebril Holland served in the Civil War and family lore has it that when he returned, he was so dirty and ragged that nobody recognized him.  Since we have not definitively been able to link the names Sebril and Mallory as one, his Civil War enlistment cannot yet be verified, but Cousin Art has found an enlistment document under the name Malory that could very well be our man, yet....we are still unsure.

 Malory Holland;  Enlistment Date: 24 Feb 1862;  Enlistment Place: Isle of Wight Court House, Virginia; Side Served: Confederacy; State Served: Virginia; Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 24 February 1862, Enlisted in Company I, 3rd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 24 Feb 1862.  As noted on the image above, Company I, 3rd Infantry is not listed and did not come through on the image, yet it is listed in

Another record from Art:


Malory M. Holland (is the M. a typo?),  3rd Va Company I, captured near Farmville Virginia  April 6, '65

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