North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1859|
Father Solon's life
His poetic half-sister Fanny's oft-read poem ~ ~ At My Father's Feet, was dedicated to and descriptive of their father, who was statesman, soldier and diplomat, according to the written words of Fay HEMPSTEAD and was saved by Mrs Frances Marion (Harrow) HANGER (in whose Little Rock restored home lives Kay TATUM), so its now published, by Fred Allsopp in 1933, Poets and Poetry of Arkansas, pages 26-30.
Birth: 1st s/o Solon BORLAND (1811VA-1864TX) & Huldah G WRIGHT (1809VA-1837TN)in North Carolina and believed a nephew of Sarah Eliza Ann (Wright) LEA, & her brother Dr Weldon E Wright.
Buried without a maker, as were eight of nine members of Solon Borland's family, he within Mount Holly, same cemetery, as his half-brother George's plot North Juniper 31-606-A, ~ ~ where on Law Day, 1992, was established a "Memorial Cenotaph" by Arkansas Bar Foundation and Pulaski Bar Association jointly, dedicated to their most worthy father, Solon BORLAND (with incorrect birth date), whose burial site is unknown, thought to be in Houston City cemetery, Houston, Harris county, Texas, the county in which he expired 1 JAN 1864.
Following the 1837 Memphis death of his mother he was breifly raised by his uncle Euclid BORLAND in Mississippi shortly to be returned to where he was while father was obtaining his first of two medical degrees, with those that raised his father, great uncle George GODWIN and Fanny GREEN in Suffolk, Virginia with Betsy as a "nanny", his younger brother Harold, aka, "Little Solon" raised with uncle Euclid and wife.
Thomas is found attending the Suffolk Academy, the Alexandria Boarding school and in 1850, the Western Military Institute in Kentucky. He died at the Anthony House in Little Rock, father then living in Princeton. Dallas county, Arkansas, buried Mount Holly cemetery in plot purchased two days following his early death, without a headstone, plot South Maple 63-389-X, with, 133 years later, Law Day 1992, a Memorial Cenotaph stone was set (with incorrect birth date) honoring his most distinguished pioneering father, Solon BORLAND, at plot No. Juniper 31-606-A where on June 24, 2012 a Southern Cross marker will be placed for both, his father and his half-brother, George Godwin Borland, the 150th anniversary of his death after serving in Texas under Gen Albert Pike by the Gen T J Churchill chapter of Daughters of the Confederacy.
Father: Solon BORLAND b: 8 AUG 1811 in Suffolk, Nasemond county, Virginia.
Mother: Huldah G (Godwin?) Wright b: 1809 in Virginia.
Solon Borland (1811 - 1864)
Huldah G Wright Borland (1809 - 1837)
Thomas Borland (1833 - 1859)
Harold Borland (1835 - 1921)*
George Godwin Borland (1846 - 1862)**
Fanny Green Borland Moores (1848 - 1879)**
Mary Melbourne Borland Gray (1850 - 1938)**
Mount Holly Cemetery
Plot: South Maple, 63-389-X
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Bill
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44166154
David M. Habben
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