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Descendants of Bryant Holmes
Submitted by: Jerry L Segars
Generation No. 1
1.BRYANT1HOLMES was born Abt. 1803 in North Carolina. He married MARY E (NEE?) HOLMES. She was born Abt. 1803 in North Carolina1.
Notes for BRYANT HOLMES:
"BLM land patent records show that William Holmes, Jr. bought land in Henry County, Alabama on August 15, 1837, the same day as William Holmes, Sr., Bryant Holmes, and Owen Holmes. In fact, the two William's and Bryant's certificate numbers are consecutive . . . . William Holmes also bought land in Barbour County the same day, but the land patent certificates do not specify whether it was William Sr. or William Jr. William Holmes and Bryant Holmes bought land in Henry County on May 21, 1837. Wiley Holmes and Bryant Holmes bought land in Barbour County and Henry County respectively on September 20, 1839. Some of the land patent records are in the names of Homes. Bryant's name is spelled Bryan, Brian, and Briant."
William Holmes (Jr), Bryant Holmes, and Dallas Holmes were also active in the County Line Primitive Baptist Church (north of Abbeville, Alabama on US 431). Early church records are lost, but they were members in 1866, along with many Holmes women. "Source: Alton Blevins, descendant and researcher.
On September 21, 1850, Bryant Holmes age 47, wife Mary age 47, and children; Lewis H. 20, Edny (sic) 18, William R. 16, Cary Ann 14, Alvin 12, Sarah 8, and John 5 lived at Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama when the census was taken.Two years later, Lewis H. Holmes, son of Bryant, married Mahala M. Richards in Barbour County, Alabama on April 28, 1852.
There were two other Holmes families, one headed by Owen and the other by Wyley Holmes living in very close proximity to Bryant in 1850. They were all the same generation and all born in North Carolina leading one to believe they were brothers.
The 1850 slave schedule indicated that Bryant Holmes of Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama owed six slaves - three males and three females ranging in ages from 17 to 25.In 1855, he owned 13 slaves. By 1860, he owned 18 slaves, eight of whom were young children ten or less years old.
The 1855 Henry County, Alabama showed nine persons in his home; two males under 21, three over 21 and two females under and two over 21. Since Lewis married in 1852, there must be another child born after the census in 1850 that died before the 1860 census.
On August 20, 1860, Bryant Holmes 54 born in North Carolina, wife Mary E. 54 born in North Carolina, and children; William R. 27, Sarah Ann 24, Alvin 21, Sarah 18, and John J. 13 lived at Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama when the census was taken. Cary Ann from the 1850 census was clearly identified as Sarah Ann in 1860. In addition, there is another Sarah in the family - no explanation why a family named two daughters Sarah. Wyle Holmes and his family still lived nearby.
Children of BRYANT HOLMES and MARY HOLMES are:
2.i.LEWIS H.2 HOLMES, b. Abt. 1829, North Carolina; d. Bef. Jun 1900.
Notes for ALVIN HOLMES:
Enlisted at Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama July 3, 1861 as a Private in Company H,
15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, CSA.
More About ALVIN HOLMES and MARY BODIFORD:
Marriage: 10 Aug 1865, Henry County, AL2
vi.SARAH HOLMES, b. Abt. 1842.
Generation No. 2
2.LEWIS H.2HOLMES (BRYANT1) was born Abt. 1829 in North Carolina, and died Bef. Jun 1900. He married MAHALA MALINDA RICHARDS 28 Apr 1852 in Barbour County, AL 3, daughter of WILLIAM RICHARDS and MATILDA MCVAY. She was born Abt. 1829 in Alabama, and died Bef. Jun 1900.
Notes for LEWIS H. HOLMES:
Lewis H. Holmes, age 20 lived in the home of his parents on September 21, 1850 at Lawrenceville,
Henry County, Alabama when the census was taken.
More About LEWIS HOLMES and MAHALA RICHARDS:
Marriage: 28 Apr 1852, Barbour County, AL3
Children of LEWIS HOLMES and MAHALA RICHARDS are:
i.LAURA V.3 HOLMES, b. Abt. 1854, Henry County, AL.
Notes for WILLIAM B. HOLMES:
William Holmes, a single man, age 46, born in Alabama in September 1853 (sic), lived
in Richards Precinct, Barbour County, Alabama on June 25, 1900 when the census was taken. Both of
William's parents were born in North Carolina, according to the census. This is assumed to be William
B. Holmes, son of Lewis and Mahala.
iii.HENRY LEWIS (TWIN) HOLMES, b. Apr 1859, Henry County, AL.
Notes for ROBERT W. HOLMES:
R.W. Holmes married Anna Duncan on March 4, 1900 in Henry County, Alabama.
More About ROBERT HOLMES and ANNA DUNCAN:
Marriage: 04 Mar 1900, Henry County, AL4
viii.DOUGLAS D. HOLMES, b. Sep 1870, Alabama.
Notes for DOUGLAS D. HOLMES:
Douglass (sic) age 29 lived with his brother, Robert W. Holmes, in Dothan, Houston (then Henry) County, Alabama on Saint Andrews Street on June 4, 1900 when the census was taken.
ix.LIZZIE O. HOLMES, b. Abt. 1876, Alabama.
Generation No. 3
3.HENRY LEWIS (TWIN)3 HOLMES(LEWIS H.2,BRYANT1) was born Apr 1859 in Henry County, AL. He married ELIZA VICKERS 24 Dec 1885 in Henry County, AL 5,6, daughter of HATCHER VICKERS and LACY VICKERS. She was born Apr 1860 in Alabama.
Notes for HENRY LEWIS (TWIN) HOLMES:
On June 12, 1900, Henry Holmes age 41 born in Alabama in April 1859 and wife Lizza (sic) 40 born in
April 1860 in Alabama and the seven children; William, Ida, Drew, Edward, Harvey, Marion, and Thatcher
lived in Geneva County, Alabama when the census was taken. According to the census, they had been
married fifteen years and Lizza had given birth to nine children, seven of whom were living at census
time. Henry is assumed to be Henry Lewis Holmes, son of Lewis and Mahala Holmes of Henry County,
Notes for ELIZA VICKERS:
There were seven Vickers' families living in Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama in 1880 when the
census was taken. This is the area where Lewis and Mahala Holmes lived.
More About HENRY HOLMES and ELIZA VICKERS:
Marriage: 24 Dec 1885, Henry County, AL7,8
Children of HENRY HOLMES and ELIZA VICKERS are:
i.WILLIAM J. "WILLIE"4 HOLMES, b. Feb 1887, Alabama.
1.Tina Sanders, descendant and researcher..
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