HOLLAND, SPEARMAN (1802–1872). Spearman Holland, legislator and soldier, was born in Virginia in 1802 and soon moved to Tennessee, where he was a member of the state legislature when Sam Houston was governor. He later moved to Mississippi and from there in January 1842 to Texas, where he settled on a farm near Marshall. He represented Harrison County at the Convention of 1845 and in the First Legislature. After Panola County was separated from Harrison in 1846, Holland represented the new county in the House of the Seventh and Ninth legislatures and in the Senate of the Tenth. He made his home in Carthage and served with the Texas state troops during the Civil War. He died in 1872.
James K. Holland, "Diary of a Texan Volunteer in the Mexican War," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 30 (July 1926). Texas Democrat, May 20, 1846, Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).
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