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, September 7, 2010

James Lee Holland Marries Mary Virginia Godwin

February 20, 1889 James Lee Holland age 26 and Mary Virginia Godwin age 19,  were married in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

James Lee Holland

James Lee Holland was the only living child of  Sebril Holland and Martha Garner. He was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, October 10, 1863.

James Lee Holland circa between 1935 - 1940

The 1880 US Federal Census lists James Lee, age 16,  living with his mother Martha Pruden age 50, stepfather Joseph Pruden age 62, stepsister Mary R. Pruden, age 13 and stepbrother James E. Scutchins age 8.

 The 1880 Census also states James Lee works on a farm and attended school during the census year, yet could not write.