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Solon Borland
Birth: Aug. 8, 1811
Suffolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1864
Harris County
Texas, USA

US Senator, Journalist. He was born in Suffolk, Nasemond County, Virginia. He studied medicine and practiced medicine and pharmacy throughout his life. He founded newspapers in Memphis, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas. He served in the military in the Mexican-American War, was taken prisoner but escaped. After the war, he was elected as a United States Senator to fill an unexpired term. He resigned from the Senate before the end of his term and served as United States Minister to Nicaragua. After returning to Arkansas he helped recruit troops for the Confederate army and served as an officer early in the war but left due to declining health. He was honorably discharged under Special Orders #98, May 25th 1862. He died before the war's end in Harris County, Texas. A marker in his memory is in Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas, erected in 1992 in the family plot, but no graves are marked. Some records indicate his birth date as September 21, 1808, some as August 8, 1811. (bio by: Vincent Astor) 
Family links: 
  Thomas Wood Borland (1779 - 1831)
  Harriott Godwin Borland (1787 - 1825)
  Huldah G Wright Borland (1809 - 1837)
  Mary Isabel Melbourne Borland (1824 - 1862)
  Elizabeth Buck Hart Borland (____ - 1840)*
  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)*
  Roscius Cicero Borland (1807 - 1845)*
  Euclid Borland (1809 - 1881)*
  Solon Borland (1811 - 1864)
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Mount Holly Cemetery *
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
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Record added: Nov 11, 2002
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