Winfield W. Holmes Male

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

Win's Family

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)

Win's Heritage

Parents: Finley Holmes, Emily Goodwyn Raines Holmes
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

Winfield 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.

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
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Family Records, unpublished records of the Holmes family - correspondence, Bibles, interviews, etc.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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