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Family: Ebenezer Holland / Matilda Ann Smith (F17825)

m. Sep 15, 1859

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  • Father | Male
    Ebenezer Holland

    Born  1833  Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1865  Atlanta, Fulton county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Sep 15, 1859  Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Charles Sherwood Holland | F2095 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Smith | F2095 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Matilda Ann Smith

    Other Spouse  Dan McNeely | F17826 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Elbert Sherwood Holland


  • Notes 
    • Ebenezer Holland  served with Captain Dark's Co. B, 25th Regiment TX Cavalry during the Civil War and was captured at the Battle of Arkansas Post in 1863.  He became very ill during this time and was mostly in the prison hospital during his time as prisoner.  He was taken to City Point, VA for prisoner exchange, where his new consolidated unit would have joined the Army of Tennessee and fought in many more battles, including the seige of Atlanta.  Ebenezer wrote to his wife that the fighting was becoming very bad and he may not make it home so he asked that she take care of their son.  He died in Atlanta.  His wife, Matilda, remarried to a man named Dan McNeely, who was tragically killed during a logging accident.  McNeely had a premonition the morning of his death that maybe he shouldn't go to work because he had a feeling something bad would happen.  He went anyway and they brought his body back that morning.  Supposedly, his rooster crowed from the time he left until the time they brought McNeely back.