The 1880 census for James Creek, Marion, AR: DAY, Rebecca age 33 b. AL, widow, both parents b. TN dau Sarah A. age 5 b. AR, both parents b. AL dau Tempa age 1 b. AR, both parents b. AL
Tempe married George Walter GOAD in 1897.They lived in AR, OK and Tempe died in 1959 in TX.According to her death certificate, her father's name was Nicholas, not Harrison.
Given Tempe's age, it seems unlikely that the girls' father would have had time to remarry and have another family if he died in 1880.Perhaps he was married previously and had older children?
There's a possible match for Rebecca's family in the 1870 census for Lorance, Bollinger Co, MO: DAY, Louis age 48 b. NC Mary age 40 b. NC Sarah age 22 b. AL Margaret age 19 b. AL Caroline age 18 b. AL Rebecca age 17 b. AL Martha age 16 b. AL Jane age 14 b. AL Wiley age 12 b. AL Rachael age 10 b. AL Nicholas age 3/12 b. AL
This is possibly the same family in 1860 in 3rd district, Cherokee Co, AL: DAY, Lewis age 40 b. NC M.D. age 30 b. NC Sarah E. age 14 b. GA Margret M. age 12 b. GA Deborah C. age 10 b. AL Elvira R. age 10 b. AL John R. age 5 b. AL Martha A. age 3 b. AL Mary J. age "0" b. AL
I'm going to suggest that this family in the 1850 census for Cherokee Co, AL could be good candidates to be Nicholas' family: DAY, Lot age 40 b. NC Debora C. age 36 b. NC Nicholas H. age 18 b. GA Thomas M. age 16 b. GA Mary Ann age 13 b. AL Louisa J. age 11 b. AL Martin V. age 10 b. AL James age 9 b. AL Elvera M. age 8 b. AL Liesel B. age 7 b. AL Henry B. age 5 b. AL Lewis age 2 b. AL
I think, maybe, Nicholas H. could be Nicholas Harrison and that the two people you have as father and son are really the same person.A lot more data is needed to confirm that, it's just my hunch.
Nevermind.I found an online genealogy that lists the above Nicholas H. as Nicholas Harper DAY, married to Martha BOYLES.They had children: Cicero Crittenden, William Oscar, and Charles Thomas.Martha died in 1894, so it's still possible for Nicholas to have quickly married Elvira Rebecca and had the two girls.Unfortunately, I found the above Nicholas Harper DAY living with his son William in the 1910 census in Wilson, Walker Co, GA.The name Harrison doesn't seem to fit here and there's no connection to Holland.I still think there's a good chance Lot and Lewis DAY are related.