Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kelley Clarke Holmes Female


Born: 1841, January 15 in Crittenden County, AK
Died: 1929, March 25 at home of her daughter, Lizzie Fant, in Coahoma, MS - buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Memphis, TN

      The old family Bible takes notice of the fact that one Eliza Kelley married one Thomas E. Clarke, in Madison County AL on Mar 4, 1833. These two people, Lizzie's parents, apparently they moved to Crittenden County, Arkansas, for the old Bible also notes that "in Crittendon [sic] County AK, on Jan 15, 1841 . . . there was born a little girl, whose name was Lizzie Kelley Clarke."

Lizzie's Family

Spouse: Francis Holmes

Children:  all were born at Valley Grove at Plum Point, DeSoto County, MS and were by Elizabeth.

Lizzie's Heritage

Parents: Thomas Elmore Clarke (b. 1808 in Waterbury, CT; d. 1840 in AR), Elizabeth Ann Kelley Clarke [Vance] (b. 1815 in AL; d. 1876 - buried in the Vance Family Cemetery, Hernando, DeSoto County, MS - Find A Grave Memorial # 111239328). Lizzie was the stepdaughter of Judge John W. Vance (b. 1813 in KY; d. 1872 in Hernando, DeSoto County, MS - Find A Grave Memorial # 111239425) of Hernando, MS.
Siblings: George Elmore Clarke (b. 1837 in AL, d. 1858 in Hernando, MS), John W. Vance [Jr] (b. 1845 in MS; d. 1870 - buried in the Vance Family Cemetery, Hernando, DeSoto County, MS), Susie Vance Hunter (b. 1847 in MS; d. 1932 in Memphis, TN), Sallie B. Vance (b. 1848 in MS), Pierce Kelly Vance (b. 1850 in MS, d. after 1920), Mary Vance (b. 1855), George C. Vance (b. 1858, d. after 1870)

Find A Grave Memorial # 8455982
Sources:
United States Federal Census data
Family Records, unpublished records of the Holmes family - correspondence, Bibles, interviews, etc.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.
Beasley, Irene. (1973). AS I REMEMBER THEM ---. (Memoirs of the Holmes' family - printed for family distribution)

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