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352. Mary Catherine WALTERS4 was born on 17 November 1835 in North Carolina.69 She died on 1 September 1906 at the age of 70 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Mary would seem to have been named for her two grandmothers.

1860 Census. Southern District, Pittsylvania Co VA, Danville P.O. Hh 962
C. G. Holland, age 26, tobacconist, b. VA
Mary C., age 23, b. NC
Willard W., age 1.
A. A. Holland, age 22, manager, b. VA
John W. Holland was on the same page, age 38, also tobacconist.

1870 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA, Town of Danville, Hh 330
Holland, Christopher, age 36, Tobo Manufactuer, b. VA
Mary C., age 32, b. NC
Children born in Virginia: Willard, age 11, Walters 8, Kate Lee 5, and Frank, 2.

1880 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA, Danville, Hh 128
C.G. Holland, age 45, Tobacco Manufacture, b. VA as were his parents
Mary C., age 40, wife, b. NC, parents b. VA
Willard, 21, son, clerk in tob. facty., b. VA
Walters, 18, son, clerk in tob. facty., b. VA
Kate Lee 16, daughter, at school, b. VA
Frank 12, son. Nellie 7, daughter. Gilmer 4, son. Bessie A. 1, daughter.
This was a household of multiple families. Listed next was Mary's sister's family.
C. M. Flinn, age 45, wife's bro-in-law, b. NC as were his parents
B. W., age 35, sister-in-law, boarder, b. NC, parents b. VA
Beverly, 3, son of last, boarder
A. G., 4 months, born in January, son of sister-in-law
Servants and their families listed next.

1900 Census. 3rd Ward, Danville (Independent City) VA Hh 97
Charles G. Holland, b. Mar 1877, age 22, b. VA, insurance
Mary C., mother, b. Nov 1835, age 64, b. NC
Nellie H., sister, b. Jun 1875, age 24
Bessie A., sister, b. Mar 1879, age 21

The Danville Register, Danville, VA, Sunday, 2 Sep 1906, p. 1.
MRS. MARY WALTERS HOLLAND, wife of the late Christopher G. Holland, died yesterday at her home on Main Street after a protracted illness of about two months. Since early spring of this year she had been in feeble health, and on July 7th, she was compelled to take to her bed.
Mary Catherine Walters was born at Cottage Grove near this city, 17 Nov 1835, and was the daughter of A. G. Walters and wife. Her early life was spent at her home and her education was begun at the Greensboro Female College and completed at Hollins Institute. In 1885, [prob. 1865, 1885] she married the late C. G. Holland.
Her children are Messrs. W. W. and W. A. Holland of this city; Mrs. W. D. Judkins of New York; Mr. Frank D. Holland of Atlanta, GA; Mr. C. G. Holland, Mrs. Julian M. Robinson [Bessie], and Miss Nellie M. Holland of this city. Mrs. Holland is also survived by three brothers: Messrs. Felix W., R. A. and A. E. Waters, all of Danville or vicinity. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will conducted from the First Baptist Church tomorrow and interment will be made in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mary Catherine WALTERS and Christopher Grant "Kit" HOLLAND were married circa 1857. Christopher Grant "Kit" HOLLAND was born in 1834 in Franklin County, Virginia. He died on 17 August 1896 at the age of 62 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Apparently there are assorted siblings living together.
1850 Census. Danville, Pittsylvania Co, VA, Hh 85
John W. Holland, age 26, b. VA
B. L. Holland, age 25 [male], b. VA
Mary Holland, age 22, b. VA
Christopher Holland, age 14, b. VA
L or S. A. Holland, age 4, male, b. VA
in the next household, 86
Thomas Law, age 28
L. H. Holland, age 33 [male]
S. H. Turner, age 27 [male]
Asa Holland, age 21
Julia Law, age 20
Peter Law, age 17
Geo. W. Law, age 8

Found in Pittsylvania Co. in 1840
Stephen Holland: 2 males under 5, 2m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 2m 15-20, 1m 30-40 [seems young to be father - possibly in wrong column], 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50
and in Regt 107
Joseph Holland: 1m age 60-70, 1f 30-40
I would strongly suspect Stephen Holland was the father - Joseph could even have been the grandfather.

Stephen was there in 1830 as well.
Stephen Holland: 3m under 5, 2m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 40-50. 2f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 40-50
Joseph Holland: 2m 20-30, 1m 50-60. 1f under 5, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 60-70, 1f 70-80
Richd Holland: 3m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 40-50. 1f under 5, 1f 5-10, 2f 20-30

Richmond Dispatch, 19 Aug 1896, Page 6
The Late Christopher G. Holland
Danville, VA, August 18 (Special)
The Danville Tobacco Association at a largely attended meeting this morning passed resolutions of respect to the memory of Mr. Christopher G. Holland, for many years prominent in the trace.
This afternoon a public meeting of citizens was held in Masonic Hall, Mayor Harry Wooding presiding, to take suitable action on Mr. Holland's death. A series of resolutions eulogistic of the dead were reported by a committee and adopted. Messrs. James P. Harrison, E. G. Mosely, and Thomas Hamlin gave touching personal testimony to the virtues of the deceased. The funeral services will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from the First Baptist church, Rev. T. B. Thames officiating.

The Roanoke Daily Times, 18 Aug 1896, Page 4
Danville Man Dead
Danville, August 17. Christopher Grant Holland, for forty years a prominent citizen and tobacconist of Danville, died suddenly this evening while seated in his office. Apoplexy was the fatal malady. Deceased was born in Franklin county 63 years ago. He was prominent in establishing Danville's now extensive cotton interests and in building of the Atlantic and Danville railway, was for years a member of council and was one of Danville's wealthiest citizens.

This was his brother:
Richmond Dispatch, 24 Jul 1897
John W. Holland
Death of This prominent Citizen of Danville Yesterday.
Danville, VA, July 23 (Special)
John W. Holland, one of Danville's oldest and most prominent and esteemed citizens died today at his residence on Main street, after a long illness of Bright's disease; aged 75 years. He was born in Franklin County, Va. where he engaged in the tobacco business at 15 years of age. He moved to Danville in 1850 and began manufacturing and selling tobacco. Mr. Holland was regarded as the pioneer tobacconist of Danville, and was active in this city's advancement as a market and manufacturing centre. For twenty years, up to 1887, he and his brother, the late C. G. Holland, engaged in the manufacture of tobacco, both retiring on account of ill health, after having amassed handsome competences. Deceased was also interested in Danville banking institutions, was for ten years a member and for several years President of the City Council, and was a useful, public-spirited citizen. His son, Charles L. Holland and second wife (nee Fowlkes of Nottoway County) survive. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Mary Catherine WALTERS and Christopher Grant "Kit" HOLLAND had the following children:



Willard W. HOLLAND was born in 1859 in Virginia.

Mother's obit had W. W. Holland.

1910 Census. Ward 2, Danville, VA Hh 113
Willard W. Holland, age 50, married 27 years, merchant - furniture
Martha E., wife, age 48, 3 children, b. VA, parents b. VA
Elizabeth G., dau, age 24
Catherine P., dau, age 19
Woolley, Mary B., dau, age 28, widowed, 4 children, saleslady, department store
Mary E., granddau, age 8
Thomas B., grandson, age 6
Katherine, granddau, age 3
Richard W., grandson, age 10/12
Nellie H. Holland, sister, age 36
Bertha Dunmore, servant, B. age 11



Walters A. HOLLAND4 was born in June 1861 in Virginia.

1900 Census. Ward 2, Danville City, VA, Hh 60
Theo Parker, b. Dec 1856, age 43, b. NC, RR agt
Walters A. Holland, partner, b. Jun 1861, age 38, b. VA, ins agt
W. A. Farley, partner, b. Apr 1867, age 33, b. NC, Tailor

Walters "W" Holland was still rooming with Theo Parker in 1910, a single man.

1920. Ward 2, Danville City, VA
W. A. Holland was a lodger in the home of Lima Watson, age 55, a widow. There was a daughter and also two other lodgers in the household. Age was given as 42.... and listed as widowed.

Walters Holland, married Elizabeth Conway, granddaughter of Ann Stamps Conway.



Kate Lee HOLLAND was born on 22 September 1865 in Virginia. She died before 1920 at the age of 55.

Lineage book by Daughters of the American Revolution - 1901, - Google Books Result

Mrs. Kate Holland Judkins
Born in Virginia.
Wife of William Duncan Judkins.
Descendant of Robert Richardson, of Virginia.
Daughter of Christopher Grant Holland and May Katherine Walters, his wife.
Granddaughter of Azariah Graves Walters and Elizabeth Payne Richardson, his wife.
Gr. - granddaughter of Edmund Richardson and Mary Harrison, his wife.
Gr. gr.- granddaughter of Robert Richardson and Frances Harrison, his wife.
Robert Richardson was a soldier and received land warrants for three
years' service in the Revolution.

Provided it is accurate, that does certainly suggest that Elizabeth Richardson Rice who married Archibald Walters in his old age, 2 Jul 1840, Rockingham, was a sister to Edmund Richardson [therefore an aunt of Ann Eliza Payne Richardson Walters] and provides a name for the husband of the widow Frances:

Elizabeth was first married to James Rice, 20 Dec 1824.
Frances Richardson, mother, gave permission for the marriage of Elizabeth and James Rice. Charles Lucas was bondsman. William Blair was the minister. Elizabeth also signed for herself since she was certainly of age.

I did go to the DAR site and Kate Holland Judkins is the only applicant listed for Robert Richardson ....and there is a warning note "FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE ". There apparently is not a complete proof of lineage to Robert Richardson now on file. This is somewhat different from the warning often seen as "Future Applicants Must Prove Correct Service".

Kate also applied under Robert Walters & John Stamps, both lines still acceptable.

Also found in database online:
Free Genealogy Resources of Descendants of Robert Coleman Sr. from AD 1622
Ninth Generation
4713. Mary Gray Ball 1 (Dorothy Hodson McCabe , Mary Strother Gray , Mary Strother , Lucy Coleman , Robert , Thomas , Robert , Robert ) was born on 12 Feb 1835. She died on 3 Aug 1858.
Mary married W.E. Judkins 1 on 15 Nov 1855. W.E. was born about 1833. He died ?.
They had the following children:
6069 M i William Duncan Judkins 1 was born on 9 Dec 1856 in Virginia. He died ?.
William married Kate Lee Holland 1 on 9 Dec 1886. Kate was born on 22 Sep 1865. She died ?.



Frank D. HOLLAND was born in 1868 in Virginia.

1910 Census. Ward 6, Atlanta, Fulton Co, GA, Hh 639
Frank D. Holland, age 41, married 11 years, insurance agency
Julia B., wife, age 30, no children, b. GA
Grace B. Bayard, mother-in-law, age 58, widow, had 2 children-both living, b. GA

So Frank apparently married Julia B. Bayard circa 1899.



Nellie H. HOLLAND was born in June 1875 in Virginia.

Nellie, unmarried, lived with her brother Willard in 1910, and sister Bessie & her husband Dr. Julian M. Robinson in 1920 & 1930.



Charles Gilmer HOLLAND was born in March 1877 in Virginia.

1900 Census. 3rd Ward, Danville (Independent City) VA Hh 97
Charles G. Holland, b. Mar 1877, age 22, b. VA, insurance
Mary C., mother, b. Nov 1835, age 64, b. NC
Nellie H., sister, b. Jun 1875, age 24
Bessie A., sister, b. Mar 1879, age 21

1920 Census. 4th Ward, Danville, VA Hh 243
Gilmer Holland, age 42, partner real estate & ins.
Lillian, wife, age 34
Gilmore, son, age 8

A C. G. Holland was listed as a cousin of Mollie B. Walters in her obituary of 1922 - this would be Charles Gilmer.

1930 Census. District 6, Danville, VA Hh 601
J. D. Turner, lodger, age 60, salesman, dry goods
C. Gilmore Holland, Head, age 53, married at age 28 [1905] manager [part unreadable]
Lillian H. wife, age 45, married at 20
C. G. Jr., son, age 18



Elizabeth A. "Bessie" HOLLAND4 was born on 22 March 1879 in Virginia. She died on 27 October 1954 at the age of 75 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Although Bessie's obit said she was born in 1880, the 1900 census states 1799, and gives her age as 21. In 1880 she was already 1 year old.

Julian M. Robinson's grandparents in 1870:
Danville, VA
William Robinson, age 53, wholesale grocer, b. England, his parents foreign born
Indiana M. J. Robinson, 40, b. VA
Juliet L. Robinson, age 16
William L. Robinson, age 25, physician [Juliet was likely William L.'s wife, not his sister]

Here's Julian M. Robinson's family in 1880:
Danville, Hh 19
W. L. Robinson, age 35, Doctor (M.D.)
Julie, wife, age 26
Julian, son, age 5
Louisa, dau, age 3
India M. Robinson, mother, age 50
[all born in Virginia with parents born in Virginia]

Danville City Directory of 1892-3 lists her future father-in-law under Physicians
Robinson, Dr. W. L., 753 Main
In 1930, Bessie was still living at that address

1900 Census. Danville City, VA 753 Main St. Hh 124
W. L. Robinson, b. Feb 1846, age 54, was married 23 years, physician
Louise, dau, b. Nov 1880, age 19
Marion M., son, b. Oct 1881, age 18, pharmacist
Mabel, dau, b. Nov. 1888, age 11
William L, Jr., son, b. Nov 1892, age 7
Belle Willis, servant, B, b. Mar 1883, age 17, nurse

1910 Census. Danville [Independent City] Virginia. Hh 139
William M. Robinson, age 65, widowed, b. VA, physician
Julian M., son, age 34, married 5 years, b. VA, physician
Bessie H., dau-in-law, age 30, 1 child, b. VA
Julian M. Jr., grandson, age 1
Marion M., son, age 28, printing business
Mabel, dau, age 23
William L. J., son, age 18
Frannie Barringer, age 32, servant, b. NC

1920 Census. Danville, Ward 2, Main St. Hh 10
Julian Robinson, age 44, surgeon, own office
Bessie, wife, age 39
Julian Jr., son, age 13
Holland, son, age 7
Nellie Holland, sister-in-law, age 44
Lena Beringer, age 33, single, housekeeper, b. NC
Ella Akers, age 40, widow, servant, b. VA, cook, private family

1930 Census. Danville, Ward 2, 753 Main St., Hh 26
Julian Robinson, age 54, married at 27, surgeon, general practice
Bessie H., wife, age 49, married at 22
J. Duran Jr., son, age 24, clerk in bank [he supposedly had the middle initial "M" so I don't understand the name, but this is obviously Julian Jr]
Holland, son, age 17
Blanche H. Mink, age 49 [cannot read either her relationship or occupation]
Virginia Hiett, servant, age 20
Clark Williams, servant, age 56, chauffeur
Nellie Holland, sister-in-law, age 47

1939 Danville City Directory
Robinson, Julian M. (Bessie A.) phys. 753 Main
Robinson, Julian M. Jr. collections dept AM Natl Bank & Trust Co; r 753 Main

The Bee, Danville 7 Apr 1951
Houses for Sale
For Sale: 723 Main Street. Well established doctor's office and spacious home, suitable for conversion into offices or apartments. Zoned for business.
Lee Isenhour, Dance & Fentriss, Phone 696

The Bee, Danville 27 Oct 1952
Office Space Available
Professional Building
(formerly home and office of Dr. Julian M. Robinson]
723 Main Street
Phone 1614

The Bee, Danville, 28 Oct 1954
Mrs. Robinson's Funeral Rites Friday at 11 A.M.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Holland Robinson, 74, wife of the late Dr. Julian M. Robinson, will be conducted at the graveside in Green Hill Cemetery tomorrow at 11 a.m. The body is a Townes Funeral Home.
She had been in declining health for some time and died in Memorial Hospital last night at 8:50 o'clock.
A native of Danville, Mrs. Robinson was born March 22, 1880, a daughter of the late Christopher Grant Holland and Catherine Walters Holland. After attending the Baptist Female College (now known as Averett) and Hollins College, she married Dr. Robinson in 1904.
Mrs. Robinson was a charter member of the Danville Garden Club, a member of the Wednesday Club, and attended the First Baptist Church. At the time of her death she was residing at 278 W. Main Street.
The deceased is survived by two sons, Julian M. Robinson Jr. of Danville and William Holland Robinson of Durham, NC, and three Grandchildren.