John Andrew Holland was born in Calhoun, Gordon Co, GA to William B. and Sarah Gambrell Holland. He served in Co.C Alabama 11th Cavalry during the Civil War. He married Amanda Owens Harrison 19 Oct 1872 in Freestone Co, TX. She is buried in Harrison Chapel Cememtery in Freestone County.After her death, he married Mollie Mobley Garrett in 1890 in Freestone County. He is buried beside Mollie.