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Dr. George Holland

Birthabt 1727
 
Death1802
 
Aged: 75 years
: More than one George Holland lived in Virginia's early days. There are two George Holland's that both had a wife named Mary, and obviously, these two George's are commonly mistaken to be the same person. According to a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) application by Dorothy Virginia Harris Barth, there is a George Holland who married first, Sarah Ford, and married second, Mary Coleman. Based on the names of the children and the dates listed in the application, our George Holland is not the George Holland that married Mary Coleman. Our George Holland is found in the portion of Montgomery County that later became Grayson County, while the other George is found in Goochland and Cumberland Counties. Both George and his son, William, owned land in Elk Creek in Montgomery County, Virginia, which is now in Grayson County. George owned 400 acres of land on both sides of Beaver Dam Fork and Elk Creek (Published Source: "Early Adventurers on the Western Waters," Volume II, page 64). The book "Grayson County: A History in Word and Pictures," page 276, says the following about Elk Creek: "Elk Creek is the oldest place name on the Grayson County map, for Elk Creek was a district of Montgomery County prior to 1776. It was from this district that men signed the oath of allegiance and volunteered their services in the Revolutionary War. The area was settled by English, Scotch-Irish, and Germans who were called Pennsylvania Dutch for they had come from Pennsylvania via the Great Wilderness Road, through the Valley of Virginia, and thence across Iron Mountain to settle in the Elk Creek Valley. Some of the early names in the Elk Creek community are Cornett (Canute), Delp, Hale (Hail), Hines, Long, Rhudy, Sage, Stone, Sutherland, and Wright." (Research Source: Sandra Lassen)

surname is found on records spelled as Holland, Hollen, Holens, and Holloms
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Fanny 

abt 175920 MAY 1861  VA, Wythe Co Jeremiah Hatfield 
2

Elizabeth 

1766  VA ___ Basham 
3

Agatha "Agathy" 

05/10/176811/21/1862  VA, Wythe Co, Austinville Lewis Brewer 
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  • Will, : His will was dated June 22, 1802, proved in July 1802, and inventoried in August 1802. The following is a transcription of the will of George Holland, found the Grayson County Virginia Will Book One (1796-1838), pages 16-17. It was found by Sandra Lake Lassen in June 1992. The original spelling and punctuation has been preserved. The will was dated June 22, 1802: "In the name of God amen I George Holland weak in body but of sound mind, do make and ordain this my last Will and testament. First I desire that my body may be buried in a plain and decent manner [word obscured]. I leave unto my beloved wife Mary Holland the plantation and Tract of land whereon I now live so long as she lives my widow. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Holland all my stock to wit, Four Cows, One Bull, one yearling and two Calves, one horse two sows five barrows one male [two words obscured] piggs to her the said Mary Holland forever and to dispose of at or before her decease as she may think proper and Right. I also give unto my beloved wife Mary Holland the Crops of every kind that is now growing on my plantation on which I live. Also the fruits of all kinds which are now growing unto her the said Mary forever and to dispose of as she may think right. Also I give unto my beloved wife Mary Holland all my household furniture forever except my bed which I leave unto my Daughter Agathy Brewer or Russell Also I leave unto my wife Mary Holland my book accounts against M. Jones for plank 500 feet of [two words obscured] half bushels of Grain the which is full amount. Also 1000 feet plank to be paid by Joseph Jackson and after my decease. I direct my Debts to be collected from all those indebted and all Just Debts to be paid from said monies and twenty Pounds of said money if it be collected I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Basham and case it cannot be collected she is still to receive the sum from monies that shall afterwards be collected. I also direct my negroe Woman Jin, my Bull run Tract of Land to be sold and twelve months Credit to be given and the money to be equally divd amongst all my Legatees hereafter named. Also the Tract of land whereon I now live to be sold in same manner as my other land and the money to be divided in the same manner as my other monies. This last Tract of land to be sold after the decease of my Wife or her marriage together. All monies that shall be found after the payment of all my Just Debts and the Twenty pounds to Elizabeth Basham to be equally div. amongst William Holland, Agathy Brewer or Russell, Fanny Hatfield, Sarah Cope, Judah Vaughn and Elizabeth Basham. And lastly I do appoint Mary Holland, William Hall & John Hall my Executors to this my last Will and testament. Witness my hand & seal this 22nd day of June 1802. In presence of Minetree Jones, Mary Sullivan, Owen Sullivan. George Holland (his X mark) & seal." The following is a transcription of the proving of the will and inventory of George Holland, found the Grayson County Virginia Will Book One (1796-1838), pages 16-17. It was found by Sandra Lake Lassen in June 1992. His will was proved in July 1802, and an inventory was done in August 1802: "Grayson July Court 1802 This last Will and Testament of George Holland dec'd was produced in Court and proven by Owen Sullivan and Mary Sullivan subscribing witnesses and ordered to be Recorded. Test. Martin Dickenson D.C. An Inventory of the Estate of George Holland dec'd" [note: the numbers in parenthesis refer to pounds/shillings/pence], Pewter (2, 1), Tin Cups (2, 6, 9), Cotten Cards (2, 7, 6), Crocks (2, 4, 3), Funnels (2, 2, 3), Cups & Saucers (2, 3, 6), Coffee Pott (2, 2, 6), Knives & Forks (2, 12, 6), Churn & Dough trough (2, 6, 6), Cotton & Flac Wheels (1, 1, 6), 2 Boxes (1, 5, 6), Bedcords (2, 2, 6), 2 Beds & Furniture (6, 12, 6), 1 Bed (1, 10, 6), Stands & Barrels (1, 10, 6), Potts & [Ovens?] (1, 15, 6), Hoes Axes & Ploughs (1, 5, 6), 1 Plough (1, 10, 6), Keg & Chains (1, 4, 6), Flat Iron & Wedge (1, 6, 6), 1 pair of lines (1, 6, 9), Cotton Wool [Oflas?] (1, 16, 6), [? & ?] (1, 5, 6), 15 Hogs (4, 6, 6), 1 Cow, 2 calves, 1 yearling (5, 8, 6), 1 Horse (3, 12, 6), [Totals] (33, 12, 9), Given under our hands this 21 day of August 1802. Lewis Brewer [who is the son-in-law of George, the husband of Agathy], George Keith, Stephen Bourn, D. Keith, Robert Hill. Grayson Court August 1802. This inventory and Appertenance of the personal Estate of George Holland dec'd was returned to Court Recorded. Test. M. Dickenson, D.C." (Research Source: Sandra Lassen, provided to Timothy J. Barron circa 1998)
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  2. Website:Holloron & Daves;
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