Spearman Holland

Full Name: Spearman Holland
Date of birth: March 18, 1801
Date of death: January 10, 1873

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1) (2) (3)     Carthage / Panola   Panola, Sabine, Shelby
H 14 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th     Carthage / Panola   Panola
H 25 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Carthage / Panola   Panola, San Augustine, Shelby
H Harrison Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (5)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison, Panola, Upshur

(1) Holland did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) Member roster, 10th Legislature, 1st Called Session, Member not present during the session. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Captain Spearman Holland Sr., born 3/18/1801 in Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia, died 1/10/1873 in Grimes County, Texas. Holland Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 104, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • HOLLAND, JAMES KEMP (1822-1898). Relatives: Spearman Holland - father, James Kemp Holland - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • HOLLAND, SPEARMAN (1802-1872). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketches of Spearman, Bird, James Kemp, and William H. Holland. Relatives: Spearman and Bird Holland - brothers; Spearman Holland - father, James Kemp Holland - son; Bird Holland - uncle, James Kemp Holland - nephew. Rusk County, TXGenWeb Project.

Military Service Notes

  • Texas State Troops, Captain, Company for Precinct No. 8, Panola County, 4th Brigade. Spearman Holland, age 62, farmer. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Reprint of "Descendants of Panola County Slaves Dedicate Marker to Slavemaster, " Longview News-Journal, 11/8/1998. Rusk County History, Black News. Lady Texian County Research Pages.
  • Possibly death notice, "Major Spearman Roiland," The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana), 3/1/1873, p.2, death date 2/10/1873 in Grimes County, Texas. Newspapers.com.
  • "Cousins Meet, Find Relatives," 10/13/2004. Discussion of Spearman, Bird, James Kemp, and William H. Holland. Spearman Holland also served in the Tennessee Legislature from 1831-1833. Pleasanton Express.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1845. Journals of the Convention, assembled at the city of Austin on the Fourth of July, 1845, for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State of Texas, pp. 377-378. Austin: Miner & Cruger, printers to the Convention, 1845. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
  • "Kemp Holland, His Children and Grandchildren," research compiled by Sandra G. Holland, Pleasanton, Texas. Bird Holland, birth date 3/23/1815 in Williamson County, Tennessee, death date 4/9/1864 in Pleasant Hill, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Working File, 2004.

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Military Affairs  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Public Lands  
7th R.S. - 1857
Public Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
1st R.S. - 1846
County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Paper Money Issued by Republic of Texas, Public Debt, Select (Chair) 
Public Lands  

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