February 13, 1958


Transcribed by Janette West Grimes





Mrs. Hodson Writes


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Macon County Times,

Lafayette, Tenn.


Dear Sir:

†† The enclosed check will continue my subscription to the Times.


†† Although I have not as yet expressee my shock and regret at the passing of your father, please permit me to do so belatedly. I am sure that many who read the paper without a personal acquaintance with Elder Gregory will feel a sense of personal loss for time to come.


†† It was with great interest that I noted your invitation to genealogists to participate in a forum to perpetuate "Cal's Column." I can think of no better memorial to your father. I always read the column with interest, and especially when he delved into family histories of that area. I do hope that sufficient interest will develop in this idea to continue the feature for a long time.


†† Enclosed is a Bible record which may interest some few people in that locality, although this family were residents of a part of Smith County that became Clay County later on, the areas are so close that I'm sure that there are folks who might be interested. Also, I am enclosing some data and questions on the Holland family, which I wrote your father about in July at some length.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Holland, Morgan:


†† In June 13, 1957, issue of the MACON COUNTY TIMES, appeared an article titled "Some Old Papers" [page 7], in which the editor stated that he hoped that some reader could add to the data on Stephen Holland, and "hoped at some later period to have another article, when we have learned more of the families mentioned."


†† My great grandfather was Stephen Holland, known as "Big Stephen," born about 1805 in Virginia. The earliest record that I have of this Stephen Holland is taken from the United Baptist Section Minutes, when Stephen Holland was a representative or delegate from Goose Creek to a Section Meeting for 1844, convening at the East Fork, Goose Creek on Friday before the 1st Sunday in May. Again at the First Section of the Salem Association for 1850, convening at the Middle Fork of Goose Creek, Friday before the 1st Sunday, May. Stephen Holland was present-and referred to as a deacon.


†† The census record for 1850 for District No. 4 of Macon County lists Stephen Holland as 45, born in Virginia. His oldest son, William, was listed as 22 years old, also born in Virginia, so it appears that this family migrated to Tennessee after 1828. The census for 1850 lists his other children as follows: Martha 17, Ira 16, Sara 14, Lavinia 12, Lydia A. 10, Alfred A. 8, and Sara 5. The 1860 and 1870 census both list this same Stephen Holland.


†† Stephen's wife was Sabra Morgan[?], born in Virginia ca. 1803. Members of the family say that she had brothers, Amizire and Callyhill Morgan. Is this the Callyhill Morgan who married Amanda Crabtree?


†† One of the sons of Stephen and Sabra Holland, Ira, married my grandfather Crowder's sister, Usley. Ira was a "Gorilla Scout" during the Civil War, and was killed by a "Gorilla" towards the end of the war. His widow then went to Girard, Crawford County, Kansas with her children. Can anyone give her children's names, and/or information about them?


†† Can any reader give further data on Stephen Holland as to where in Virginia he was born; when and where he married; and when he came to Macon County, Tennessee? Would also appreciate any information about any of the Holland descendants from whom it might be possible to get further data.


†† Can anyone tell me what the real name of a man known as "Buck" Holland was?


Noma C. Hodson,

3637 Stettinius Avenue,

Cincinnati 8, Ohio


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Transcriber Note: This ends Calís Column the article was not continued ..if it was continued it was not found on the microfilm in the next issue nor did Calís Column appear in the Times the rest of 1958.