Yes this is Joseph Holland b ca 1839. You have been aso helpful and words fail me as to how grateful I am. He died at age 60years of "soft brain disease-no mind or memory."ie Alzheimer's. In 1929 Dr. Alzheimer who had been researching this disease and this disease now had a name. Joseph was a wealthy man and is buried in an unmarked grave along with his son and 3 grandchildren-all unmarked.Burined in the plot next him is Eliza Holland with 3 daus. belonging to Joseph and 2 grand children belonging to married children.
in 1986 when my husband John S. Holland, Jr., s/o of John S Holland, Sr, s/o Fred Holland, who came from Belfast to US in 1904, he was s/o Joseph Holland and Mary Ann Anderson Holland. Jack 1st became ill with memory loss and in 1994 he was diagnosed with possible Alzheimer's.The Neurologist asked who in the family had it.At that time I did not know as none of the grand children of Josephby his son Fred had lived to be 64yrs of age.They had all died from strokes,cancer,alcololism, heart attacks.The Dr. advised me at that time Alzheimer's was heriditary so someone had it.This is when I began to dig to see what could be found.When Jack died, 1999 1 week short of being 69yrs., I had an autopsy and his brain was just gray jelly.This is what Alzheimer's does just turns your brain to jelly.I realized that after his father died at age 61 from heart attack, that if he had lived 7/8 more years he would also have been the same. Jack copied the same atributes that Mr. Holland had begun to do before he died 1972 at age 61-heart attack. There is Juvenile Alzheimer-strikes betweem 40 & 65.Adult Alzheimer4's strikes after age 65.