I am Still searching for any information on my Paternal line. It seems every clue I uncover puts me back where I started. At this point I am open to ANY speculation no matter what it might be, beginning to think he was an outlaw! So I am laying it ALL out so maybe I might just uncover something new :). Who knows, these other surnames below may help someone else.
William T. HOLLAND(born ca. 1830-33?), GEORGIA, had the following children: Council O. b. 1861, Benjamin N. b. 1862, Mary b. 1863, Mitchel Gilbert b. 1864, and William T. (jr) b. 1866.
I am currently searching for ANY information on William T. Holland (sr) and his wife Susan "unknown" and family. His assets were probated in Tyler County, Texas. I believe he showed up in Tyler County, TEXAS ca. 1854?. (Was he in another Texas county before this?) He died in 1866, leaving his widow Susan "unknown". Mitchel moved on to Nacogdoches County, TX (lots of info on him and Council), Council moved to Shelby Co, TX,Mary and Benjamin may have died before 1880? and William T. (jr) married Lula "unknown" and remained in Tyler County and had three children, two survivors listed on 1900 Tyler Co census Thomas L. b. 1897 and William A. b. 1899.
I believe William T. (sr) may have been born in GEORGIA, according to his children's census records. In Tyler County, he owned acreage near Colmesneil, Tx called Milliner's Headright. and a town lot in Homer, Tx at his death.
William MILLINERS' Headright info: Acquired by James T. COLLIER Sept. 1859. ..the west bank of the Neches River about 14 1/2 miles North 30 East from Woodville...bordered property of Nathaniel ADDISON..transferred to William MILLINER February 1860. I think this could possibly put it under the water now, I hope not- but that would explain the absence of gravesites.
I believe there may have been TWO William T. HOLLANDs in Tyler County at this time, the other with a brother named Rueben.
My William T. was owed a lot of money at his death from many of his neighbors or friends listed on his probate record, that I have been anxious to use as clues as to the wherabouts of his birth or where he traveled from. I believe he may have had a business of some sort in Homer that left some of these accounts at his death. The following surnames are listed on his probate:
Chancy, R. (twice) and A.
Massengill, James and Levi (several times, and regarding a land purchase)
McCullough, Dr. C
Sims, Simon T.
Snell, W (twice)
Steele, A., F.M., L.M., & TM
His estate was appraised by:
Beau, John T.
Collier, John T.
I have not been able to find him or his wife (with children) on any census records, haven't found any marriage record or any clues to Susan's maiden name, or burial sites of him, widow, or children besides Council and Mitchel. I do know that Susan remarried a J.W. DAVIS in 1880, Tyler Co., and there was an additional child listed on the 1870 census, Tyler Co., named RD, listed as a Holland but couldn't possibly be William's son. So any information that anyone may have would be of great help!!!
Thanks in advance,