Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tapley Holland - Alamo

Tapley "Tap" Holland is described as a 26 year old son of a War of 1812 vet. His father was William Holland, who was an original colonist with Stephen Austin.

For more information on the Holland family, see my article on The Holland Family, where I quote much of the research of Diana Holland Calderon.

My son descends from the Hollands through his mother's family (my ex-wife). The Wards trace back to the Hollands, and specifically to Susannah Holland, sister of Tap Holland.

Another source of information regarding the Hollands and Tap Holland in particular is Dr. V. M. Holland and Holland History Blog.

The Texas State Historical Association has more information about Tapley Holland as well.


  1. Excellent source about the Holland family can be found here.

  2. Additional source: Handbook of Texas Online. It says "HOLLAND, TAPLEY. Tapley Holland, Alamo defender, one of six children of Margaret (Buck) and Francis Holland, was born in Ohio in 1810. His father had migrated from Canada to Louisiana and moved to Texas in 1822 as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred settlers. Tapley Holland, a resident of Grimes County, took part in the siege of Bexar. Later he served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. Holland died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976 Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986 Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990)."


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