Posted By:Marva Yarrell
Subject:Holmes/House/Salley/Owens/Dailey and many others in Dallas County, Arkansas
Post Date:January 26, 2013 at 15:57:18
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For those of you who are researching the HOLMES FAMILY in Dallas County and any family connected to them, I have found the following information to share.

If you come across any information regarding my gggrandmother Dolly (Holmes) Salley, b. 1800 in Virginia who married Louis Salley in Dallas County on November 7, 1866, I would appreciate you contacting me at: I am looking for her parents and siblings.

If you have not already discovered the vast information on, you need to go to that website and you might find loads of infro on your family. (it's free)

Found the Benj & Elizabeth Holmes Family, the William & Martha A Holmes family and Samuel S. & Martha C. (Dortch) Holmes.

Samuel Holmes amd Martha Holmes family in the 1850 Census for Dallas County, Arkansas at website

Samuel Holmes in household of Samuel Holmes, "United States Census, 1820"
from website

name: Samuel Holmes
event place: Not Stated, Mecklenburg, Virginia
page number: 158
nara publication number: M33
nara roll number: 130
film number: 0193689
digital folder number: 004433178
image number: 00304

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1820," index and images, FamilySearch

( : accessed 26 Jan 2013), Samuel Holmes, Not

Stated, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing p. 158, NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 130.

Saml S Holmes in household of Saml S Holmes, "United States Census, 1840"

name: Saml S Holmes
residence: East District, Mecklenburg, Virginia
page number: 402
nara publication number: M704
nara roll number: 565
film number: 0029688
digital folder number: 004409478
image number: 00870

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1840," index and images, FamilySearch

( : accessed 26 Jan 2013), Saml S Holmes, East

District, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing p. 402, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 565.

Article from on:

Capt. Noah Dortch Holmes, son of Samuel S. and Martha C. (Dortch) Holmes of Mecklenburg County, VA

Birth: Jan. 30, 1833
Mecklenburg County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1903
Cleveland County
Arkansas, USA

married to Lucy Gray on January 30, 1861.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed

Publishing, 1890.

Capt. N. D. Holmes, ex-clerk of Cleveland County, Ark., was born in Mecklenburg County, Va.,

January 30, 1833, being a son of Samuel S. and Martha C. (Dortch) Holmes, who were also born in

the " Old Dominion," the former's birth occurring in 1810 and the latter's in 1813. They were

married in their native State, and in 1846 came to Arkansas and were among the earliest settlers of

Dallas County, where they became successful agriculturists. The father was a Democrat and died in

Dallas County in November, 1856, and he and wife, who is yet living, were members of the Methodist

Episcopal Church, South. The Holmeses are of Scotch descent, and the grandfather served in the

American army in the Revolutionary War, the maternal grandfather, Dortch, also taking the side of

the colonists and held the rank of colonel. Samuel S. and Martha C. Holmes became the parents of

ten children, nine now living, and their son, Capt. N. D. Holmes, besides attending the common

schools near his home in his youth, was an attendant of Homer College, La., but dropped his books

in the year 1861 to join the Confederate army, and became a member of Company C, First Arkansas

Confederate Cavalry, serving for some time as lieutenant. The same fall he was promoted to adjutant

of the regiment, and after the reorganization of his army he became major of his regiment, but was

afterward appointed chief clerk of the conscript office for Arkansas, Louisiana and Teas, and served

in this capacity until the close of the war. He was in numerous battles and skirmishes. Upon his

return from the war he became reporter for a Little Rock paper, and in 1866 was elected land

commissioner of Little Rock District, but was thrown out of office during the reconstruction period.

He then went to Pine Bluff and acted as deputy clerk of Jefferson County for four years, after which

he came to Cleveland County, and here has since made his home (since 1873). In 1873 he was elected

deputy county clerk, county clerk in 1876, and in 1884 was honored with a re-election to this

position, and was a faithful servant of the public until October, 1888. He has always been a Democrat

in politics, and socially is a member of the Masonic fraternity, having attained a high rank in this

order. His union to bliss Lucy Gray took place January 30, 1861, she being a daughter of Maj.

Joseph Gray, of Dallas County, and to them a family of eight children have been born, seven of whom

are now living: Gray, Walter, Pitt, George, Samuel, Mary and Berths. Harold died in 1884, aged

fourteen years. The captain and his wife are well and favorably known throughout Cleveland

County, and for many years they have been earnest members of the Methodist Episcopal Church,


Family links:
Samuel S Holmes (1810 - 1856)
Martha C. Dortch Holmes (1811 - 1901)

Lucy Gray Holmes (1841 - 1922)

Gray Holmes (1863 - 1954)*
Walter Holmes (1866 - 1944)*
Pitt Holmes (1868 - 1915)*
Harold Holmes (1870 - 1884)*
George Holmes (1873 - 1890)*
Mary Judith Holmes Harrison (1878 - 1971)*
Bertha Holmes Wheeler (1881 - 1965)*

*Calculated relationship

Moores Church Cemetery
Cleveland County
Arkansas, USA

Created by: macw
Record added: Jun 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38902506

Added by: Patricia
Added by: Patricia
Added by: Janice

Marva Yarrell
Lansing, MI