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U. J. HOLLAND 12175 - Hopkins Co.

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U. J. HOLLAND 12175 - Hopkins Co.

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 7:36AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Holland, Diggs, Yates
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.

U. J. HOLLAND was born March, 1820, in Fluvanna County, Va. He is a son of Richard and Lucy (Diggs) Holland; both parents were natives of Virginia. The father died in 1863, aged sixty-two, in Christian County, from injuries received from a fall off a horse. The mother died about 1872, aged eighty-two. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm, and at the age of twenty-one commenced working at the wagon-maker’s trade, and has also worked at various other kinds of business. In 1846 he went to Tennessee, where he remained until 1860, when he came to Hopkins County, and engaged in farming; he owns from 300 to 400 acres; he remained on his farm ten years, when he moved to Madisonville and built a flour, planning and saw-mill; he has rented out the grist-mill and is operating the other mills. Mr. Holland was was married in June, 1848, to Miss Yates, of Montgomery County, Tenn. Four children have blessed this union, one son and three daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Holland are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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