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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is Sebril Holland really Mallory Holland?

As stated earlier, we cannot verify that Sebril Holland's name is actually Sebril. This branch of the Holland family was very fond of using middle names as first names and also using nicknames.  There has been no record of a "Sebril" after the 1850 census, yet we know John Holland and Nancy Turner had a son who married Martha Heath.

 The information contained in the above document was found on and links a Mallory Holland, aged 24,  b. 1835 from Isle of Wight Co., Virginia to marrying Martha Heath in the right time frame. John Holland and Nancy Holland are also listed as Mallory's Parents.

This is the closest we have been able to link the name Mallory and Sebril as one.

So, could Sebril Holland really be Mallory C Holland? Martha and Mallory married June 18, 1859 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. They are both listed as Widows. Who was Mallory married to previously?

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