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Re: Brown/Gross/Holland - Maryland


I lived in Roanoke from Spring 1990 - Summer 2000. We very well may be related. My friend I was speaking of is named Darcel Eva, who I think she is named after an aunt. I have only two (2) pictures of my Grandmother Josephine, and one (1) of Aunt Phine (Eliza Jane Holland). That is all Mom had. However, my newly found cousin forwarded me some pictures of the Holland clan in Annapolis. We can swap pictures and see where we go from here. I am going to talk to my friend and ask her about your Nannie, and Creed sounds like Native American Indian...on that note...

I am pretty certain that my Hollands people were Iroquois Indians. I believe there are five (5) tribes: Cherokee, Seminole, Choctaw...I can't recall the other two. My friend's aunt when I spoke to her, mentioned Blackfeet Indians in the Holland clan in North Carolina I think. I have to review my notes. But I believe she mentioned their Holland clans' were Choctaw. As for my Holland clans, they look Native American Indian. One of the Matthews women (Jenny Matthews) was full blood I was told, and the stories being told all state that they were Iroquios. My Dad told me his grandmom said they were Blackfeet; that would be Martina Molock-Cornish mentioned in my original post. I have one picture of her. She was a big robust woman. But here's one more piece I found in my journey here...

A friend met a woman whose last name is Holland in Virginia. She stated that either her father's great grandfather or grandfather was Chief Billie Bowleg who was a Seminole Indian. My friend said this person he met could have been my twin. However, this person never called. So I was not able to confirm this info. Perhaps someone will see this post and fill us in...

I will tell you though, my Mom's chin and facial features look like the pic of Chief Bowleg. Now where this is coming from gene wise, I have no idea. Her real father I believe was Robert Moss, the circuit court judge in Annapolis, hmmm, interesting. Anyway, perhaps more people viewing this will chim in with more puzzle pieces. Plus, October seems to be the magical time for me to receive new nuggets to add to my genealogy tree. Every piece of genealogy and door opener I have has been given then. Let's see what happens.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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