Winfield W. Holmes
Born: 1847, Sep 5 - at Plum Point, MS
Died: 1897, Feb 6 - buried Walnut Lake Cemetery, Desha County AR
Occupation: A member of the firm Tiller, Taylor, and Company in Pine Bluff, AR and later a farmer of Desha County AR
Spouse: Calista (Callis) Antoinette Tillar Holmes (b. 1857, d. 1883 - buried in Selma Cemetery, Selma, Drew County AR - Find A Grave Memorial # 81832703), cousin of Flora Tillar Holmes (wife of Nathaniel Holmes) - married Oct 24, 1877 in Drew County AR
Children: Alma Holmes Adamson (b. 1879, Jan 26; d. 1970, Jan 28 in AK - Find A Grave Memorial #47232683) - m. William Custis Adamson (b. 1873, d. 1927 - buried in Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County AR - Find A Grave Memorial # 47232739)
Parents: Finley Holmes, Emily Goodwyn Raines HolmesWinfield W. Holmes, the ninth son and last child, was born in 1847 at Valley Grove, Plum Point, DeSoto County, Mississippi. In 1877 he married Calista Antoinette Tillar Holmes , a cousin of Flora Tillar Holmes, the wife of his brother, Nathaniel Holmes. After their marriage, they lived in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where Winfield was a member of the firm Tiller, Taylor, and Company. Winfield also had a farm In Desha County, Arkansas. The couple had one child, a daughter named Alma Holmes. She was born in 1879 and married William Custis Adamson.
Siblings: Georgiana Jane Goodwin Holmes [Wood] Bott, Robert Raines Holmes, Alpheus Cadmus Holmes, Finley Holmes (III), Laurentius Holmes, Thomas A. Holmes, Francis Holmes, Abercrombie Holmes, Nathaniel Holmes, Marcia Elbertina Holmes [Treadwell] Beardsley
In 1883 Winfield's wife died. His daughter went to live with her grand parents, Major J . T . W . Tillar and his wife, in a near by town and Winfield moved to Selma, Arkansas (just 5 miles or so away from Dumas, Arkansas). He died in 1897 and is buried Walnut Lake Cemetery, Desha County, Arkansas.
Find A Grave Memorial # 48022652
- 1850 Census DeSoto County MS - line 29 "Holmes W. W. Holmes"
- 1860 Census DeSoto County MS - line 13 "W W Holmes"
- 1870 Census Shelby County TN - line 16 "Holmes Winfield"
- 1880 Census Jefferson County AR - line 33 "Holmes W W" - with wife and daughter
- Marriage Record Drew County AK - October 1877
- Historical Vignettes in the Dumas Clarion - Dumas AR - Mar 26, 1969
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Family Records, unpublished records of the Holmes family - correspondence, Bibles, interviews, etc.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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