Solon Borland

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Senator Borland's "That Man Named Solon" and "Solon Borland & FAMILY"
(printed copies with exhibits, pictures, etc. are on file at Butler Center for Arkansas
Studies, Old State House Museum, Arkansas History Commission, local
Genealogical or historical society and Dr Carl Moneyhon at UALR)

A story of an early pioneer (1842) of Arkansas
Solon Borland, M.D.
(1811 VA-1864 TX)

The new 190 page booklet "Solon Borland & FAMILY", a
MAJOR updating of "That Man Named Solon" by William S. Boggess
contains information coming from two descendants of Solon's
maternal grandparents and some 500 documents at The College
of William & Mary's, Earl Gregg Swen Library, Borland Papers,
Mss65 B66, providing us our limit of 75, of NEW information
in form of letters written among family members starting 1828,
revealing interesting facts, heretofore, unknown.

"Solon Borland & FAMILY"
"Chapter 2: That Man Named Solon"
(05-18-06 Revised 06-22-08)
by William S. Boggess

Solon Borland's gravestone --
dedicated in 1992 by the Arkansas Bar Foundation to his honor at Mount Holly Cemetery

stone photographed by Bruce S Allardice

Also see:

Borland Page by Sally Moore Koestler

daughter of Honorable Solon Borland, M D and third
wife Mary Isabel Melbourne, born in "City of Roses", Little Rock, Arkansas 1848
died at "Bluff City", Memphis 1979. An extra ordinary poet:



                             Fanny's poems:

The Deserted Road:

The Past and The Future:

Judge Not By The Outward Look:

The Baby at Lilie:

The Dead Confederacy:

Master Charlie Anti ___ Convention Davis, Harold, George, Ferdinand and Rebel Gray's Address:

A Women's Protest:

At My Father's Feet (MY FAVORITE)

David O Dodd:

To My Son's Scrap-Book:

News Story:



She, with daughters, Grace M & Mary Borland, for some gracious and unknown reason(s), were dedicated to Deaf-Mute schools, totalling nearly one-hundred years of faithful service, starting 1883 at Arkansas Deaf-Mute Institute, becoming Arkansas School for the Deaf in 1917 with daughter Mary Borland's husband, Thomas P Clarke was its superintendent, whose brother, Francis D Clarke, 1880 co-inventor of 1st hearing aid, served as superintendent, 1885-1892.

Widow Mary (Mollie) M (Borland) Beattie, 17th June 1889, in Little Rock married widower Colonel Oliver Crosby Gray of Arkansas Industrial University since 1874, also mayor of Fayetteville 1886-88, who had served as president.

Mollie, later becoming matron at the Arkansas School for the Blind, Little Rock, where Colonel Gray served as superintendent, first starting May 1895.

Submitted by William S. "Bill" Boggess, January 31, 2006
Updated: Nov. 18, 2007 - Updated: Jul. 5, 2008 - Updated: Sept. 26, 2008 - Updated: Jan. 11, 2013

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