Written by Samuel L. Holland, his Grandson
Andrew was born Dec. 22, 1860 in Benton County, Term, and died Nov. 22, 1 941 in Carroll County. He married Margaret Adeline Young Sept. 8, 1888. She was born Feb. 2, 1869 in Henry County and died April 7, 1941, Both of them are buried at McLemoresville, Tenn., Her father, David Young, was a confederate soldier from 1861 to 1865 during which time he was captured but paroled,
Andrew and Margaret were married in Benton County. They rode double on horseback from Henry County to Benton County to be married, and lived in Benton County until about 1894. They moved from there to Carroll County and lived near Carter’s Chapel Methodist Church. Soon afterward they bought the farm where Adrain Holland now lives, located 3 miles south of McLemoresvjlle on the Terry Road, for $300 and moved into a log house on the place. About 1 909 they built a house between the present site of Adrain’s house and barn, and moved there. Records show they were in attendance at the MeLemoresville Methodist Church in 1911. Evidently about that time they built the 2 story house in McLemoresville where they lived until about 1915 when it burned, They then moved back to the farm,
Andrew was always a farmer, but he worked in slack seasons selling automatic churns that were operated by foot power on a pedal. He was a hard worker that never backed off from a hard job or near impossible one. His knowledge of the Bible and commitment to God made him a hard opponent in a discussion on Biblical subjects. He was just as thorough and devout in his farming practices.
Andrew and Margaret’s children are:
Eddie Calvin 1889-1904.
Jewell Frances 1891-1985 married Oscar Neeley.
Mamie Pearl 1893-1950 married Talmage Kennon.
David Mordie 1895-1972 married lois Elisabeth Allison.
Willie Halbert 1900-1967 married Imogene DeShazo.
Adrain Jackson 1906 married Ruth Cleo Leach.
Halley Leroy 1910-1976 married Isabel Chance first then Elta Bullard.
Andrew’ s parents were Gilbert Holland 1835-1896 and Martha Frances Brigham 1840-1908. They lived in Benton County and were buried there at Flatwood Methodist Church. They lived near the Church at Way, Tenn.
Andrew’ s grandparents were James Lewis Holland 1806-1870 and Mary Melton 1812-1838, Lewis ‘s second marriage was to Mary (Polly) Patford 1819-1872 on June 11, 1839. They were born in Tenn., lived and died in Benton County.