William Thomas Holmes Male

Married in 17 November, 1829 in Talbot County GA and are both buried in the Daniel Grant Owen Cemetery (Owen & Holmes Cemetery) in Talbot County GA.
Husband:   William Thomas Holmes

Born:  1810, Nov 10 in Columbia, SC
Died:  1888, Aug 28 at Bellevue, Talbot County GA
Father:   Finley Holmes
Mother:   Jane (Jenny)  Downs [Downes] Holmes

William Thomas Holmes (b. 1810 in Columbia, South Carolina) was the fifth son and the last child. When the family moved to Georgia, he was about seven years old. He met Mary Lucinda Owen, who was born in Georgia, and married her in 1829. They were pioneer settlers in Talbot County, Georgia, first buying 101 acres of plantation land there in 1829. Another 120 acres were acquired in 1831 and 202 acres in 1832. More land was added at later dates, as he prospered. For many years, his plantation was adjoining or near the lands of his father-in-law, David Owen. William T. Holmes farmed all his life. He and his wife had 16 children - one died at birth and five in infancy. Of the children, all stayed in Talbot County, Georgia, and are buried there.

William T. Holmes and Mary L. Holmes died about 3 months apart in 1888 and are buried in the Daniel Owen Family Cemetery Bellview, Talbot County, Georgia

  • 1850 Slave Schedules  Talbot County GA - Slave Owner: "William T Holms[sic]"  with Slaves: 57
  • 1860 Slave Schedules  Talbot County GA - Slave Owner: "William T Holmes"  with Slaves: 98
  • 1830 Census  Talbot County GA - line 3 "Holmes, William"  with Slaves: 19
  • 1840 Census  Talbot County GA - line 7 "William T Holmes"  with Slaves: 34
  • 1850 Census  Talbot County GA - line 7 "Holms [sic] William T " with wife, Mary, and seven children
  • 1860 Census  Talbot County GA - line 27 "Holmes William T " with wife and nine children
  • 1864 Census  Talbot County GA - #681 DISTRICT "Holmes W. T. phys disability" with son, "Holmes, Finley O."
  • 1870 Census  Talbot County GA - line 20 "Holmes William" with wife and four children
  • 1880 Census  Talbot County GA - line 27 "Holmes William"
  • Arkansas State Donation and Swamp Land Sales -  Desha County, Jefferson County AR
  • Swamp Land Patents Arkansas - 1870
  • William T. Holmes, Sr  - Last Will and Testament — Talbot County GA - 1888
  • Genealogy In Part, Of The Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, By Grant James Anderson, 1909
Find A Grave Memorial #43213328

Wife:  Mary Lucinda Owen

Born:  1815, 13 Aug in Wilkes County GA
Died:  1888, 9 May in Bellview, Talbot County GA - buried in Daniel Owen Family Cemetery, Belleview, Talbot County GA
Father:  Daniel Owen Sr. (b. 1779, 18 May in Granville County NC; d. 1860, 10 Jan in Pleasant Hill, Talbot Couny GA - Find A Grave Memorial #47987488)
Mother:  Sarah Willis Owen (b. 1788, 10 May; d. 1833, 10 Jan in Woodland, Talbot Couny GA - Find A Grave Memorial #47987556)
  • 1850 Census  Talbot County GA - line 8 "Holms [sic] Mary " with husband, William T, and seven children
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 28 "Mary L Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 21 "Holmes Mary"
  • 1880 Census   Talbot County GA - line 28 "Holmes Mary"
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Female  Child 1:   Sarah Jane Holmes Leonard

Born:  1831, 2 Mar Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1856, 29 May, Talbot County GA - buried in the Daniel Owen Family Cemetery, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  Richard "Henry" Leonard (b. 1826, d. 1895 - Find A Grave Memorial #46313203)
Children: Sarah "Birdie" Holmes Leonard Kimbrough (b. 1856, d. 1933 - Find A Grave Memorial #46313183)
  • 1850 Census  Talbot County GA - line 31 "Sarah Leonard" with her husband
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Male  Child 2:   Daniel Owen Holmes

Born:  1833, 14 Jan Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1834, 11 Mar Bellview, Talbot County GA - Burial: The Daniel Owen Family Cemetery, Bellview, Talbot County GA

Male  Child 3:   Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" Holmes Bryan

Born:  1834, 24 Sep, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1914, 20 Oct, Talbot County GA - buried in the Ephesus Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodland, Talbot County GA
Spouse:   James Hamilton "Jimmie" Bryan MD (Surgeon in CSA) (b. 1836, d. 1898 - buried in the Ephesus Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodland, Talbot County GA - Find A Grave Memorial #76457984 - son of David Bryan and Mary Catherine Holmes Bryan
Children:  James Hamilton Bryan Jr (b. 1867, d. 1890 - Find A Grave Memorial #76457191),
William Holmes Bryan MD (b. 1868, d. 1937 - Find A Grave Memorial #43363592),
David Bryan (b. 1872, d. 1872 - Find A Grave Memorial #76457264),
Baxter Turner Bryan Sr (b. 1873, d. 1934 - Find A Grave Memorial #76457286),
Francis Ellison "Frank" Bryan (b. 1875, d. 1952 - Find A Grave Memorial #76457317)
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 29 "Fanny Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 18 "Bryan Frances"
  • 1880 Census   Brooks County GA - line 11 "Bryan Franne E" (mother in law)
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 15 "Bryan Franne E"
  • 1910 Census   Talbot County GA - line 72 "Bryan Frances E"
Find A Grave Memorial #76455946

Male  Child 4:   Mary Catherine "Kate" Holmes Clements

Born:  1836, 10 Apr, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1865, 10 Jun, Bellview, Talbot County GA - buried in the Daniel Owen Family Cemetery, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  Rev Stephen David Clements (b. 1832, d. 1921 - Find A Grave Memorial #38096845)
Children:  Holmes Watkins Clements MD (b. 1865, d. 1945 - Find A Grave Memorial #38096861)
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 30 "Mary C Holmes"
  • 1870 Census  Muscogeega County GA - line 4 "Clements Stephen." remarried 1869
  • 1900 Census  Meriwether County GA - line 1 "Clements Stephen D."
  • 1910 Census  Oconee County GA - line 17 "Clements Stepen D."
  • 1920 Census  Meriwether County GA - line 83 "Clements Stephen D."
Find A Grave Memorial #43285380

Male  Child 5:   Martha Owen Holmes

Born:  1838, 1 Jun, Talbot County GA
Died:  1839, 6 Jan, Talbot County GA

Male  Child 6:   Eugenia Isabella Holmes

Born:  1840, 21 Mar, Talbot County GA
Died:  1844, 13 Feb, Talbot County GA

Male  Child 7:   Martha Dixon "Mattie" Holmes Gorman

Born:  1842, 18 Feb, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1903, 6 Aug - buried in Talbotton City Cemetery, Talbotton, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  Ossian Daniel Gorman, Colonel (b. 1841, d. 1924 in Atlanta GA -buried in Westview Cemetery Atlanta, GA - Find A Grave Memorial #97139928)
Children: Catharine Holmes "Kate" Gorman Ryder (b. 1865, d 1920 - Find A Grave Memorial #116342282),
John Berry [Benjamin] Gorman (b. 1869, d 1893 - Find A Grave Memorial #46313047),
Mary Ossian Gorman,
William Holmes Gorman (b. 1873),
Ossian Daniel Gorman Jr (b. 1875),
Sarah Frances Gorman (b. 1877)
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 31 "Martha D Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 16 "Gorman Martha" with husband and two children
  • 1880 Census   Talbot County GA - line 30 "Gorman Martha" with husband and five children
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 97 "Gorman Martha H" with husband and three children
  • 1910 Census  Talbot County GA - line 42 "Gorman Ossian D" remarried
  • 1920 Census  Fulton County GA - line 1 "Gorman Ossian D"
Find A Grave Memorial #46313048

Male  Child 8:   Mildred Ann Holmes

Born:  1843, 30 Sep, Talbot County GA
Died:  1844, 15 Jan, Talbot County GA

Female  Child 9:   William Thomas Holmes Jr

Born:  1845, 26 Apr, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1928, 20 Jan Talbot County GA - buried in the Miller-Holmes Family Cemetery, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  Jane Hines "Jennie" Evans Holmes (b. 1847, d. 1931 - Find A Grave Memorial #43363451)
Children:  Mary Hines Holmes Tidwell (b. 1868, d. 1954 - Find A Grave Memorial #43363592),
Annie Dixon Holmes Leonard (b. 1871, d. 1942 - Find A Grave Memorial #43363575),
Frances "Fannie" Elizabeth Holmes [never married] (b. 1873, d. 1903 - Find A Grave Memorial #43364174),
William Thomas Holmes III (b. 1875, d. 1954 - Find A Grave Memorial #43363557),
George Evans Holmes,
Robert Emmett [Emmette] Holmes (b. 1879, d. 1973 - Find A Grave Memorial #43363501),
Emma Leonard Holmes Powell (b. 1885, d. 1961 - Find A Grave Memorial #38288422),
James "Jim" Owen Holmes (b. 1888, d. 1962 - Find A Grave Memorial #43363461)
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 32 "William T Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 30 "Holmes William" with wife and one child
  • 1880 Census   Talbot County GA - line 42 "Holmes William" with wife and six children
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 28 "Holmes William T" with wife and seven children
  • 1910 Census   Talbot County GA - line 32 "Holmes W T" with wife and three children, Mary H, Jim Owen, Leonard Annie H.
  • 1920 Census   Talbot County GA - line 94 "Holmes William" with wife, one son, Jim Owen, and one daughter, Leonard Annie
  • 1930 Census  Talbot County GA - line 33 "Holmes Jennie" widow
Find A Grave Memorial #43363533

Male  Child 10:   Finley Owen Holmes   On 1860 US Census, listed as Findley [sic] O. Holmes

Born:  1847, 18 Jan, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1909, 5 Jan, Talbot County GA - buried in the Daniel Owen Family Cemetery, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  Mary Catherine "Kate" Mahone Holmes (b. 1847, d. 1904 - Find A Grave Memorial #43206807)
Children:  Tillman Holmes,
Finley Mahone Holmes (b. 1871, d. 1906 - Find A Grave Memorial #43207022),
Eva "Kate" Holmes (b. 1873),
Robert Marshall Holmes (b. 1876, d. 1931 - Find A Grave Memorial #43206767),
Marie Elizabeth Holmes (b. 1879),
William Garrard Holmes (b. 1883, d. 1961 - Find A Grave Memorial #38804565),
Henry Gene Holmes (b. 1886)
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 33 "Findley [sic] O Holmes"
  • 1870 Census  Talbot County GA - line 34 "Finley Holmes" with wife, Mary, and child, Tillman
  • 1880 Census   Talbot County GA - line 33 "Holmes Finley" with wife and four children
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 58 "Holmes Finley" with wife and five children
Find A Grave Memorial #61703432

Male  Child 11:   Robert Augustus Holmes

Born:  1848, 4 Aug, Talbot County GA
Died:  1914, 23 Oct, Talbot County GA. Burial: Miller-Holmes Family Cemetery, Talbot County GA
Spouse: never married
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 34 "Robert A Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 22 "Holmes Robert"
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 5 "Holmes Robert"
  • 1910 Census   Talbot County GA - line 80 "Holmes R A"
Find A Grave Memorial #43363482

Male  Child 12:   James Grant Holmes

Born:  1850, 4 Apr, Talbot County GA
Died:  1851, 30 Oct, Talbot County GA

Male  Child 13:   Jane Downs "Jennie" Holmes

Born:  1853, 22 Jun, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1936, 10 Oct, Talbot County GA - Burial: Ephesus Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodland, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  never married
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 35 "Jane D Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 23 "Holmes Jennie"
  • 1880 Census   Talbot County GA - line 29 "Holmes Jennie"
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 17 "Holmes Jennie"
  • 1910 Census   Talbot County GA - line 73 "Holmes Jennie" as sister to Frances E Bryan
  • 1920 Census   Talbot County GA - line 8 "Holmes Jennie" as aunt
Find A Grave Memorial #76457359

Male  Child 14:   John Owen Holmes

Born:  1855, 18 Oct, Talbot County GA
Died:  1916, 19 May - buried in the Miller-Holmes Family Cemetery, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  Mary Lou Hayes Holmes
Children:  Sallie Fannie Holmes - Find A Grave Memorial #61705100,
William Henry Holmes (b. 1885, d. 1887) - Find A Grave Memorial #43291813,
Addie E. Holmes (b. 1889),
John Owen Holmes Jr (b. 1891),
Daniel Owen Holmes,
Sarah Will Holmes (b. 1892),
Matthew Mclendon Holmes (b. 1894),
Mary Louise Holmes (b. 1896),
Lina Livingston Holmes (b. ~1901),
Henry Clements Holmes
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 36 "John O Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 24 "Holmes John"
  • 1880 Census   Talbot County GA - line 30 "Holmes John"
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 53 "Holmes John O" with wife and five children
  • 1910 Census   Talbot County GA - line 47 "Holmes John O" with wife and five children (last three on next page)
  • 1920 Census  Talbot County GA - line 85 "Holmes Mary L" widow with daughter, Louise Holmes, and son, D. Owen Holmes
Find A Grave Memorial #42248485

Female  Child 15:   Emma Isabella Holmes

Born:  1857, 5 May, Bellview, Talbot County GA
Died:  1909, 7 Aug Talbot County GA - Burial: Ephesus Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodland, Talbot County GA
Spouse:  never married
  • 1860 Census   Talbot County GA - line 37 "Emily I Holmes"
  • 1870 Census   Talbot County GA - line 25 "Holmes Emma"
  • 1880 Census   Talbot County GA - line 31 "Holmes Emma"
  • 1900 Census   Talbot County GA - line 18 "Holmes Emma"
Find A Grave Memorial #76457389

Another child, died in infancy
Born:  1858, 11 Dec, Talbot County GA
Died:  1858, 11 Dec, Talbot County GA

Sources:
Documents provided by Lyn Clements.
Anderson, G. J. (1909). Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall Families. Richmond, VA: Whittet & Shepperson.
Beasley, Irene. (1973). AS I REMEMBER THEM ---. (Memoirs of the Holmes' family - printed for family distribution).
Davidson, W. H. (1983). A rockaway in Talbot: travels in an old Georgia county, Vol 1, 2. 3. and 4. West Point, GA.: Hester Printing.
United States Federal Census data.
(2004). Historical Census Browser. Retrieved [Date you accessed source], from the University of Virginia, Geospatial and Statistical Data Center: http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/.
Family Records, unpublished records of the Holmes family - correspondence, Bibles, interviews, etc.
Newspaper accounts of weddings and deaths, and other public documents for wills, land transfers, etc.

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