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 9, 2010
Sebril Holland was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia the son of John Holland and Nancy Elizabeth Turner. There is some question as to the year of his birth. According to the 1850 U.S. Federal Census of the Isle of Wight County, Eastern District, his age is stated as 17 years which implies his birth year to be 1833, yet the Virginia marriage register 1785 - 1940 has his birth year as 1835.
Sebril's occupation is that of a laborer on a farm owned by Exum Bracy. His mother, Nancy Holland and sister Polly are shown to live at a neighboring residence. Also listed as an occupant of this home is Georgianna Gaskins. Georgianna's relationship to the Holland family has not been determined.
This is the only known census record for Sebril Holland.