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George HOLLAND 1827-1884, Bridget (DEVINE) HOLLAND d. 1894

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George HOLLAND 1827-1884, Bridget (DEVINE) HOLLAND d. 1894

Posted: 1361649236000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1365382535000
I'm looking for vital (birth, death, obituary, will, probate) records and burial location of George M. HOLLAND and wife, Bridget (DEVINE) HOLLAND, AKA Mary Bridget DEVINE.

George and Bridget were married by Father James DOLAN on 13 August 1853 [Date corrected as of March 2013] in Baltimore city (exact location unknown). I have copy of Balt. Sun marriage announcement, 19 August 1853.

George and Bridget had children: Araminta (HOLLAND) ALLENDER; Carrie, AKA Clara (HOLLAND) ALLENDER; Carville W. HOLLAND; Mary HOLLAND.

George HOLLAND was son of Aaron HOLLAND and Rebecca (ROBINSON) HOLLAND. George had brother John HOLLAND and other unknown siblings. John and George were coopers and lived with their mother, Rebecca HOLLAND, at the time of the 1850 census - at least she had the census taker enumerate their presence.

George worked as a cooper in Baltimore city 1850 until after he and Bridget married. There is some evidence that George lived and worked near McElderys wharf in Baltimore city in 1850, and as a result, he may have been double counted in the 1850 census.

Thereafter, George and Bridget and their family lived in Baltimore city until some years before the 1870 census. There is some evidence that George HOLLAND and family lived in or near Govanstown (now northern Baltimore city) in 1860.
By 1870, George HOLLAND and family was established in a home near the intersection of Fork and Bottom Roads, east of Baldwin, MD.

There are two possibilities about the immigration of (Mary) Bridget DEVINE. The first is that Bridget DEVINE arrived into the port of Baltimore in June-Augusut 1849 as a 19-20 year old single woman without family who accompanied her. In this case, she lived in a Baltimore city rooming house at the time of the 1850 census.
The second possibility is that Bridget DEFINE likley emigrated from Ireland in September 1846 with family members of the same last name. She was between ten and sixteen years of age at the time of here arival in Baltimore. In either case, Bridget lived in Fells Point area, Baltimore city and likely met George HOLLAND in his work as a Cooper near Fells Point.

Family records indicate that George HOLLAND died in 1884 and that Bridget (DEVINE) HOLLAND died in December 1894. They likely are buried in St John's catholic cemetery in Long Green / Hydes, MD where they likely were part of the parish. [Bridget HOLLAND death & burial date & cemetery location corrected in March 2013 thanks to info provided by Dr. Rodgers]

Thanks, Joe

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