James Kemp Holland

Full Name: James Kemp Holland
Date of birth: March 10, 1822
Date of death: May 26, 1898

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37 Feb 2, 1863 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1)     Anderson / Grimes   Brazos, Grimes, Montgomery
S 14 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (2) (3) (4)     Carthage / Panola   Panola, Shelby
H 14 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (5)     Carthage / Panola   Panola, Rusk

(1) James K. Holland, sworn 2/2/1863. succeeded James G. McDonald, resigned 5/2/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(5) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, James K. Holland, [age 31], native state Tennessee, emigrated from Mississippi, planter, postoffice Carthage, Panola County. House Journal.
  • Portrait, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • HOLLAND, JAMES KEMP (1822-1898). Relatives: Spearman Holland - father, James Kemp Holland - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 244. Born in 1822. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • 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

  • Mexican War, 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 2nd Texas Mounted Volunteers. Military grave marker, James Kemp Holland, born 1822, death date 5/26/1898, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Grimes County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • "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.
  • "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

9th R.S. - 1861
Enrolled Bills  
Private Land Claims  
State Military Board (Co-Chair) 
5th R.S. - 1853
Education (Chair) 
Land Office  
Public Lands  
Spirituous Liquors, Sale of  
3rd R.S. - 1849
Division of the Supreme Court, Governor's Message (Chair) 
Education  
Land Office  
Military Affairs  

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