Descendants of John Holmes, Mathew Holmes, Benjamin Holmes, Ennis Holmes,


First Generation  


1. John Holmes was born in Virginia circa 1810 and died Dec 1864 in Hancock Co, IL.

John married Unknown . Unknown was born in Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:  

+ 2 M    i. Mathew Holmes was born on 25 Jul 1831 in Shelby Co, IN and died on 28 Mar 1915 in Harrah, Oklahoma Co, OK at age 83.

+ 3 M    ii. Benjamin Holmes  also known as Ennis was born in Jun 1832 in Bullitt County, Kentucky and died on 9 Jun 1900 in Coffeeville , Montgomery Co, KS at age 68.

Second Generation



2. Mathew Holmes was born on 25 Jul 1831 in Shelby Co, IN and died on 28 Mar 1915 in Harrah, Oklahoma Co, OK at age 83.

General Notes: Listed as a Farmer in census records. Civil War Veteran Company D 148th Illinois infantry 2/5/1865 to 9/5/1865

Mathew married Mahala Iler , daughter of Jacob Iler and Unknown , on 22 Mar 1860 in Hancock County, Illinois. Mahala was born on 27 Jul 1837 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co, IN and died on 30 Mar 1923 in Harrah, Oklahoma Co, OK at age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

   4 M    i. Jacob William Holmes was born on 5 Oct 1864 in Illinois and died in 1916 in Harrah, Oklahoma Co, OK at age 52. He never married, had no children

   5 M    ii. Henry Holmes was born about 1866 in Missouri and died before 1898 . He never married, had no children

+ 6 F    iii. Sarah Ann Holmes was born on 10 Apr 1875 in Crawford Co, KS and died on 14 Aug 1938 in OK at age 63.

3. Benjamin Holmes was born in Jun 1832 in Bullitt County, Kentucky and died on 9 Jun 1900 in Coffeeville , Montgomery Co, KS at age 68. 

General Notes: He used the name Ennis Holmes on both marriage certificates
Benjamin was drafted into the Union Army, F Company, 36th Illinois infantry, Oct 8, 1864. He contacted Typhoid Fever Dec 1864 near Duck River Tennessee. He was mustered out Jun 22, 1865 having spent several months in various hospitals. He was left Blind in his right eye and seeing double vision in his left. He had also lost hearing in his right ear. He was described as about five foot eight inches tall, 140 pounds, fair completion, auburn hair and blue eyes listed as a farmer in census records. Died from a hart condition.

Benjamin married Frances Jane Spencer , daughter of Abraham Spencer and Tobitha , on 23 Nov 1851 in Hancock County, Illinois. Frances was born about 1827 in IL and died on 10 Feb 1863 in Hancock Co, IL about age 36.

Children from this marriage were:

   7 M    i. John W Holmes was born in 1852 in Hancock Co, IL and died before 1890 . (I have never found any record of  John after 1860)

   8 F    ii. Emisetta Holmes was born in 1859 in Hancock Co, IL and died before 1870 before age 12.

+ 9 F    iii. Emma E Holmes was born on 4 Jul 1861 in Hancock Co, IL and died on 15 Nov 1953 in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co, KS at age 92.

Benjamin next married Nancy Lucretia Skipworth , daughter of Willis Goodman Skipworth and Catherine Lear , on 5 Mar 1875 in Newton County, Missouri. Nancy was born on 15 Jan 1845 in Greenville, Muhlenberg Co, KY, died on 4 Dec 1925 in Denver, Denver Co, CO at age 80, and was buried on 6 Dec 1925 in Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Co. Nancy was said to be native American of the Cherokee nation. She did laundry for the "Dalton Gang" in Kansas. She died from double pneumonia.
Nancy about 1900

Children from this marriage were:

   10 M    i. Willis Goodman Holmes was born on 20 Aug 1875 in Newton Co, MO. He died before 1910. He preferred the name William. He never married, no children. 

+ 11 F    ii. Minnie Lucretia Holmes was born on 16 Jul 1878 in Fannin County, TX.
Minnie

+ 12 M    iii. Robert Merton Holmes was born on 20 Dec 1881 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR and died on 29 May 1945 in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH at age 63.

Third Generation



6. Sarah Ann Holmes was born on 10 Apr 1875 in Crawford Co, KS and died on 14 Aug 1938 in OK at age 63.

Sarah married James Beavers . James was born on 5 Nov 1848 in Highland, OH and died on 14 Aug 1938 at age 89.

The child from this marriage was:

   13 F    i. Clara M Beavers was born about 1903 in OK.

9. Emma E Holmes was born on 4 Jul 1861 in Hancock Co, IL and died on 15 Nov 1953 in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co, KS at age 92.

Emma married Joseph St. Clair about 1879 in Kansas. Joseph was born about 1851 in IL.

The child from this marriage was:

   14 F    i. Josie M St. Clair was born in Jul 1881 in MO.

Emma next married Richard Marian Fulkerson in 1889 in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co, KS. Richard was born in Aug 1857 in Indiana.

Children from this marriage were:

   15 M    i. Richard E Fulkerson was born in Jan 1890 in KS.

+ 16 F    ii. Ruth M Fulkerson was born in Nov 1894 in Kansas.

11. Minnie Lucretia Holmes was born on 16 Jul 1878 in Fannin County, TX..

Minnie married Guy Taylor . Guy was born in Nov 1897 in New York.

Children from this marriage were:

   17 M    i. Leroy Merton Taylor was born on 3 Mar 1896 in KS.

   18 M    ii. Clyde E Taylor was born in Kansas.

Minnie next married Ezra Hall . Ezra was born in 1881 in NY.

The child from this marriage was:

   19 M    i. Forest Hall was born in 1909 in NY.

12. Robert Merton Holmes was born on 20 Dec 1881 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR and died on 29 May 1945 in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH at age 63.

Robert and Anna wedding 2/22/1905

Robert married Anna Beatrice Curran , daughter of Bernard Curran and Anna McGinnis , on 22 Feb 1905 in Olean, New York. The marriage ended in divorce. Anna was born on 6 May 1879 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada and died on 30 Sep 1965 in Fulton Co, OH at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:  

+ 20 M    i. Bernard Robert Holmes was born on 11 Jan 1906 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY and died on 5 Oct 1969 in Hawthorne, Mineral Co, NV at age 63.
Bernard about 1945

+ 21 M    ii. Robert Benjamin Holmes was born on 26 Jan 1907 in Pennsylvania and died in 1968 in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH at age 61.

Fourth Generation



16. Ruth M Fulkerson was born in Nov 1894 in Kansas.

Ruth married Harvey Lowry . Harvey was born in 1894 in Kansas.

The child from this marriage was:

   22 F    i. Zita Lowry was born in 1921 in Kansas.

20. Bernard Robert Holmes was born on 11 Jan 1906 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY and died on 5 Oct 1969 in Hawthorne, Mineral Co, NV at age 63.

Bernard married Olive Marie Hauser , daughter of Herman Earl Hauser and Marie Ellen Delaney , on 23 Jul 1927 in Denver, Denver Co, CO. The marriage ended in divorce. Olive was born on 10 Mar 1911 in Des Moines, Polk Co, IA and died in Nov 1973 in Denver, Denver Co, CO at age 62.
Herman, Olive and my dad about 1934 in  Arvada, CO

Children from this marriage were:

   23 M    i. Raymond Arthur Holmes was born on 15 Mar 1928 in Denver, Denver Co, CO, died on 23 Mar 1974 in Denver, Denver Co, CO, at age 46, and was buried in Crown Hill, Jefferson Co, CO. Ray was in sales most of his life, had a personality that most people liked. Died from lung cancer.
Raymond about 1950

Raymond married Margaret Greensweight in 1948 and had one child. The marriage ended in divorce. Margaret was born in 1927.

Raymond next married Doris and had two Children.

Mom and Dad 1950

   24 F    ii. Betty Marie Holmes was born on 9 Dec 1929 in Denver, Denver Co, CO and died on 26 Feb 1999 in Zachary, East Baton Rouge, LA at age 69.

Betty married Bob and had five children

21. Robert Benjamin Holmes was born on 26 Jan 1907 in Pennsylvania and died in 1968 in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH at age 61.
Robert and Evelyn wedding 1928

Robert married Evelyn Jewell in 1928 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY. Evelyn was born in 1911 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY and died in Oct 1956 at age 45.

Children from this marriage were:

   25 M    i. Robert J Holmes was born on 14 Aug 1929 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY and died on 29 Nov 1996 in Sylvania, Lucas Co, OH at age 67.

Robert married Bonita Mae St. Clair , daughter of Fredrick St. Clair and Vanona Hull . Bonita was born on 30 Mar 1933 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY and died in 1993 at age 60.

   26 F    ii. Joan Holmes was born on 31 Oct 1931 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY and died on 11 Mar 2002 at age 70.

   27 F    iii. Living .

 


 

Last updated 8/16/2007

 

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