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Bird Holland

Full Name: Bird Holland
Birth date: March 23, 1815
Death date: April 9, 1864

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Bird Holland, age 38, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Mississippi in 1838, merchant, postoffice Sour Lake, Jefferson County. House Journal .
  • 3rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Elected Assistant Secretary of the Senate, 8/12/1850, p. 3. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Obituary, p. 59, Chapters XXIV-XXV-XXVI. Annals of Travis County and of the City of Austin (from the Earliest Times to the Close of 1875) 19--.
  • Capt. Bird Holland, death date 4/9/1864, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave .
  • HOLLAND, BIRD (1815-1864). Bird Holland, killed in action on 4/8/1864 at the battle of Mansfield, Louisiana. Relatives: Bird Holland - father, William H. Holland - son. Bird Holland - uncle, James Kemp Holland - nephew. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mexican War, Captain, Company F, Col. George T. Wood's 2nd Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers. Confederate States Army, Adjutant with rank of Major, Col. Richard B. Hubbard's 22nd Texas Infantry. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 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 .
  • "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 .
  • 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 .
  • "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.

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