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John Boland came to America as a mercenary Hessian soldier from Hesse-Cassel, Germany, during the early part of the American Revolutionary War. This was during the time when Great Britain hired mercenary Hessian soldiers to fight her cause against the American Colonials. He was in the 3rd Company of the von Ditfurth Regiment according to his troop roster and that unit was part of the First Hessian Division.
Part of the Battalion Block arrived in America on 25 July 1776 and the majority of the units arrived in the middle of August 1776. South Carolina Archives shows John Boland and others guarded prisoners for seven days at the Newberry Goal (Jail). Since this document is dated 22 February 1779, it is thought that John Boland probably came to South Carolina 1778. He was enticed to joined the South Carolina Frontier Militia as a forager, deserting the British. For his military service on the South Carolina Frontier from 1779 to 1783 he purchased, or was awarded for his service a sizable tract of land.
Johann Heinrich Bohland, born about 1752, died 1832, married 1) Widow (Kuntz) Counts, died about 1785, married 2) Anna Catherine Feltman, born 1758/68 daughter of George Feltman (Felpman) and wife, Elizabeth. All three are believed to be buried in Boland Family Cemetery #3, Little Mountain, SC.
Based on the information gathered by Velma Urquhart Klayder and published in her book "Urquharts, Coffey, Boland, and Allied Families of The South": it is believed that Anna Catherine Feltman, daughter of George Feltman was likely the second wife of John Boland. They were the only Felpman (Feltman) family shown in the South Carolina census in 1790.
Child of Johann Heinrich Bohland and his first wife, the "Widow" Counts:
I. Abraham Boland, born 20 May 1784 Little Mountain, Ninety-Six District, SC, died 12 January 1837 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married Eve Christina Sease, born 13 July 1787, died 11 November 1851 Little Mountain, SC, daughter of John Mark Sease and Nancy Shirer. Both buried Boland family cemetery #3, Little Mountain, SC. All children born in Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC.
A. William Boland, born 14 July 1809, died 3 September 1895 Big Creek, Calhoun County, MS; married Anna Catherine Bowers, born 29 March 1813, died after 1850 Big Creek, Calhoun County, MS, daughter of John Jacob Bowers and Anna Catherine Mayer and married after 1850, Big Creek, Calhoun County, MS, 2) E. J. G. Walton, died 27 October 1893. All three are buried Chapel Hill cemetery, Big Creek, Calhoun County, MS.
B. Fredrick Boland, born about 1810, died unknown, Big Creek, Calhoun County, MS; married Anna Dollie Bickley, born about 1808, died unknown MS, daughter of Uriah Bickley and Catherine Caughman.
C. Joseph Boland, born 29 March 1811, died 27 October 1897 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married about 1834, Magdelene (Polly) Frick, born 20 February 1812, died 13 February 1849, daughter of Thomas Frick III and Elizabeth Counts and married 6 January 1850, 2) Elizabeth Harriet Shealy, born 5 December 1823, died 3 July 1882, daughter of Adam Shealy and Anna Nancy Corley. All three are buried Boland family cemetery #1, Efird Metts Rd, Little Mountain, SC.
D. John Adam Boland, born 26 March 1813, died 24 May 1884 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married 23 February 1837, Anna Hipp, born 15 December 1816, died 13 December 1895, daughter of John Hipp and Susannah Margaret Summer. Both buried at Boland Family Cemetery #4, Whippoorwill Road, Newberry County, SC.
E. Levi Boland, born 10 September 1815, died 28 July 1866 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married 21 November 1844, Mary Ann Wheeler, born 9 May 1824, died 18 April 1888 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC. Both are buried at St. Peters (Piney Woods) Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC.
F. Catherine (Katie) Boland, born 4 December 1817, died 20 February 1889 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married 1 November 1838, John George Shealy, born 30 August 1815, died 16 January 1892, son of William Shealy and Mary Magdalena Werts.
G. John Mark Boland, born 26 January 1820, died 30 June 1896 Prosperity, Newberry County, SC; married Mary Matilda (Tilda) Riddle, born 20 May 1806, died 19 May 1877 Newberry County, SC, daughter of Willam Riddle and Janette _____ and 2) Frannie Meetz, died about 1892 Columbia, SC. He is buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC. Mary is buried at Witt-Watts family cemetery, Newberry County, SC.
H. Ephriam Walter Boland, born 2 January 1824, died 2 November 1902 Big Creek, Calhoun County, MS; married Susannah Bowers, born 17 August 1822, died unknown Big Creek, Calhoun County, MS, daughter of John Jacob Bowers and Anna Catherine Mayer. Both are buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery Big Creek, MS.
I. John Middleton Boland, born 20 January 1826, died 19 April 1895 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married Annie Barbara Frick, born 5 June 1830, died 9 January 1897 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC, daughter of Anna Barbara Frick. Both buried Boland family cemetery # 2, Little Mountain, SC.
J. Ozro Boland, born 27 November 1828, died 11 November 1857 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married 4 November 1850, Anna Levena Koon, born 28 May 1832 died 15 April 1891, daughter of John D. Koon and Anna Wessinger. Both buried Boland family cemetery #3, Mill Road, Little Mountain, SC.
K. Cedelle Edward Boland, born about 1830, died young.
Children of Johann Heinrich Bohland and Anna Catherine Feltman:
II. Barbara Boland, born before 1790, died about 1814 Little Mountain, Newberry County, SC; married about 1813, Jesse McCartha, born about 1780, died 1866, buried Cemetery #150, Coogler Graveyard (Under Lake Murray).
A. Jeremiah McCartha, born 2 January 1814, died 18 November 1885; married about 1839, Emily Britian, born 2 April 1821, died 19 June 1890, daughter of Alvis and Martha Worthington Britain, grand-daughter of Thomas Worthington and Tabitha Summers. [NOTE on Emily Britian: Her mother died during her infancy, she spent her early years with her grandmother, Mrs. Worthington. On her death she was taken in charge by Isaac Herbert, her uncle by marriage] (See FAMILY REMINISCENCES By Prof. C. L. McCartha, 1906 for more information on this family)
III. Henry Boland, born about 1791, died 17 September 1866 Lexington County, SC; married 1) Rebecca George born between 1793-1803; married 2) Mary A. E. Roof, born about 1814, died 16 February 1859. Henry and Mary are buried at Boland Family Cemetery.
Child of Henry Boland and Rebecca George:
A. Hamilton F. Boland, born 27 October 1834, died 3 December 1903; married Mary Elizabeth _____ , born 1832, and married 2) Matilda A. Neely, born 5 May 1834 Laurens County, SC, died 1 May 1910 Laurens County, SC. Hamilton and Matilda are buried Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Children of Henry Boland and Mary A. E. Roof:
B. Mary Ann Boland born about 1833.
C. Frances Priscilla Boland, born 7 May 1835, died 26 January 1913; married Edwin James Price, born 21 January 1833, died 31 July 1914. Both buried at Price Family Cemetery.
D. Elizabeth Catherine Boland, born 24 December 1838, died 4 December 1927; married George Hallman, born 2 September 1826, died 13 May 1895. Both buried Hallman-Price Family Cemetery, Gilbert, SC.
E. Susanna Nancy Boland, born 20 October 1842, died 9 March 1929; married 7 January 1858, Henry Luther Price, born 24 February 1838, died 23 June 1900. Both buried Family Cemetery, Priceville Road, Lexington County, SC.
F. Louisa M. Boland, born 1843, died 14 June 1932; married William Chesley Price, born 1846, died 14 June 1932. Both buried Family Cemetery, Priceville Road, Lexington County, SC.
IV. John Boland, Jr, born 1791, died after 1872; married Regina Catharina _____.
A. James Andrew Boland, born 25 November 1820, died 28 June 1899 Tallassee, Elmore County, AL; married 3 February 1842 in Columbus, Muscogee County, GA, Luticia Matilda Barrington, born 1826 GA, died 1903 AL.
B. Jesse Boland, born about 1822; married 8 February 1842, Columbus, GA, Mary A. Cole, born unknown, died after 1872.
C. Unknown Daughter Boland, born about 1824.
D. Hamilton Boland, born 1826; married 8 August 1852 Columbus, GA, Evaline Jones.
E. Frank Boland
F. Jonathan Boland, born about 1835
G. Unknown Daughter Boland
H. Unknown Daughter Boland
V. Adam Boland, born about 1795
VI. David Boland, born 1798, died after 1860 Bremond, Roberton County, TX; married before 1824, Mary Cedelle Jones, born 1806 Orange County, NC, died after 1880 Bremond, Roberton County, TX.
A. John Wesley Boland, born 12 July 1824 Gwinnett County, GA, died 5 December 1906 Columbus, Muscogee County, GA; married 20 May 1847, Muscogee County, GA, Elizabeth Darden, born 17 March 1830 Warren County, GA, died 12 September 1854 Cusseta, Chattahoochee County, GA, and married 2) 12 April 1855 Chattahoochee County, GA, Esther Jane Fussell, born 1 June 1839 Marion County, GA, died 22 December 1913 Muscogee County, GA, daughter of Benjamin A. Fussell and his wife Barsheba _____. John and Esther are buried at Old Midway Methodist Church Cemetery, Muscogee County, GA.
B. William Jason Boland, born 1826, died 24 October 1873 Bremond, Robertson County, TX; married about 1847 Bremond, Robertson County, GA, Margaret Ellen Hicks, born 18 November 1830 TN, died after 1888 Maxdale, Bell County, TX.
C. Elijah N. Boland, born 1828 Gwinnett County, GA, died 23 September 1863 Rome, Floyd County, GA; married 26 November 1848 Talbot County, GA, Marion Frances Ligon, born 22 March 1832 GA, died 13 July 1897; buried Bronwood, GA.
D. Mary F. Boland, born 1830 Gwinnett County, GA; married 5 September 1844 Muscogee County, GA, Christopher Culpepper born unknown GA.
E. James Fletcher Boland, born 1832 Coweta County, GA, died 17 September 1862 Sharpsburg, MD; married 8 November 1849 Muscogee County, GA, Elizabeth Culpepper, born 1832 Laurens County, GA, died before 1860 GA, daughter of David Culpeper and his wife, Sarah _____ and married 2) about 1859, Mary Anna Herricks, born 29 March 1842 Butler, Taylor County, GA, died 14 June 1923 Crenshaw County, AL, daughter of John Herricks and Nancy Layfield.
F. Sarah Elizabeth Boland, born 16 August 1833 Coweta County, GA, died 21 September 1888 Carbon, Eastland County, TX; married 5 Novebmer 1850 Columbus, Muscogee County, GA, Thomas M. Towler, born 15 May 1830 Wilkes or Putnam County, GA, died 30 October 1892 Reagan, TX. Sarah is buried at Jewett, Leon County, TX
G. Jeremiah McCarthy Boland, born 12 July 1835 Coweta County, GA, died 3 February 1907 Point Pleasant, WV, married March 1860, Sarah E. (Sallie) Pennington, born 1835 AL, died January 1881 Butler County, AL and married 2) May 1888, Hattie John, daughter of Chancellor John.
H. Unknown Boland, born 1836 Coweta or Fayette, GA.
I. Josiah Asbury Boland, born 1839 Fayette County, GA, died 16 August 1916 Woodsboro, Refugio County, TX; married 30 September 1858 Columbus, Muscogee County, GA, Martha Ann Susan Hammock born 1843 Columbus, Muscogee County, GA, died 28 May 1925 Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX, daughter of Lewis W Hammock. He is buried at La Rosa Cemetery, Woodsboro, Refugio County, TX and she is buried Sunshine Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX.
J. Melvin A. Boland, born 1840 Fayette, GA, died 1848
K. Martha J. Boland, born 1842 Muscogee County, GA, died after 1880 TX; married about 1865 TX, Stephen Bennett, died after 1873 TX
L. Nancy Ann Boland, born 1845 Muscogee County, GA.
VI. William Boland, born about 1799.
VIII. Mary Boland, born about 1800.
IX. Jacob Boland, born 1804 died May 1874 Columbus, Muscogee County, GA; married in Houston, Bibb County, GA, Mary Esther Tinsley.
X. George Boland, born about 1806.
Contact: Don Whitaker
Bio posted 25 May 2004
Additions by: David L. Smith, 24 May 2012