The John Holland who served in Company A, 37th Alabama Infantry was born about 1834 in Barbour County, Alabama.He was a son of Jesse and Orpha Holland.John was married to Miss Mary Ann Antley on 5 May 1859 in Henry County, Alabama.He died at Oxford, Mississippi on 1 Nov 1862.
The key to correctly identifying this John Holland lies in the context of his membership of Company A.In "Henry's Heritage," Volume 3, page 33 you will note that Jesse Holland and S.R. Holland also served in this unit.
Jesse Holland was born about 1836 in Barbour County, Alabama.He was also a son of Jesse and Orpha Holland.Jesse (Jr.) was married to Miss Harriett Bumbelow on 23 Oct 1854 in Barbour County, Alabama.
Spencer R. Holland was born 17 Apr 1841 in Barbour County, Alabama.He was also a son of Jesse and Orpha Holland. He died 30 May 1906 and is buried in Ardilla Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama.
Jesse Holland Sr. was born about 1798 in Sumter District, South Carolina.I believe that Jesse Sr. was a son of John and Sylvia Holland.Jesse Sr. also had a brother David Holland (b.1802)who lived in Dale and Covington Counties in Alabama.Jesse Sr. removed from Barbour County, Alabama to Henry County, Alabama about 1855.He was living there 1870.