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HOLMES family Pre-1800
Posted by: Marshel Roy Cunningham Date: December 31, 2000 at 09:42:01
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Samuel and Ann HOLMES came from Henrico County ca. 1733 to Brunswick Co to the part which became Lunenburg and later became Mecklenburg.

Samuel Holmes made his Will in 1762 and died about 1766. Witnesses to the Will were Henry Deloney, Rebecca Broadnax Walker Deloney, and John Nash. Since his place had fallen into the new county of Mecklenburg ( formed in 1765) his estate did also and is in Book One.

Children of Samuel and Ann Holmes:
1. Isaac Holmes born 16 Nov 1727
2. Samuel Holmes born 27 May 1731
3. William Holmes born about 1734/35
4. Mary Lark
5. Ann Holmes
6. Daughter who married a Pool
Isaac Holmes born 16 Nov 1727 son of Samuel and Ann Holmes. Isaac married 25 Dec 1750 Died 19 Sept 1772.

Lucy Ballard wife of Isaac Holmes . She was born 3 Dec 1734 Died 10 March 1795. She is the dau of John Ballard and Faitha Edmunds. Since she is born in 1734, then her father John Ballard was born 1710/1715 or earlier and was not born in 1730s or 1740s as was passed around as truth for so long.

The dates of birth/marriage/death for Isaac and Lucy are from their son David's bible records. They had two sons named David but the first died as an infant. Here are the children of Isaac and Lucy Ballard Holmes taken from the same source:

1. Sarah born 25 Oct 1751
2. Samuel born 4 April 1753
3. John born 6 Feb 1755
4. Anne born 9 January 1757
5. Isaac born 9 March 1758
6. Rebecca born 21 June 1759
7. Lucy born 17 April 1761
8. Frances born 5 June 1762
9. Faithy born 30 April 1764
10. Mary born 18 March 1766
11. Elizabeth born 9 July 1767
12. David born 15 May 1768
13. Martha born 2 Oct 1770
14. David born 23 April 1772

#1 Sarah Holmes born 25 Oct 1751 is my ancestor. She married JAMES BLANKS DAWS (NOT DAVIS) DAWS is also spelled DAWES.

William was born about 1735. He had more than one wife. His wife at time of his death was Sarah Marriott Warren Holmes. Most believe his earlier wife was a Pennington because his first son is named Pennington Holmes....

Here is my unresearched/undocumented list of William Holmes' children. Names taken from last will of William Holmes Mecklenburg County Va 1813. I think that particular Will belongs to this particular William.

1. Pennington Holmes who married Rebecca DAWS daughter of John DAWS/DAWES
2. Samuel HOLMES
3. Elizabeth Holmes wife of James Jones
4. Mary Holmes wife of William Eubanks
5. Isaac Holmes Descendents think this is the one who married Henrietta Wilson
6. Sarah Ann Holmes married John McGowan
7. Edward Holmes who had children Luke, William, John, Allen, Ansel, and Nancy.

SAMUEL HOLMES born 27 May 1731 son of Samuel and Ann Holmes... I have a list of 7 daughters but no sons.

The above is intended as a beginning worksheet to new researchers of this line. The discovery of Isaac and Lucy's bible record is the best advancement in researching that branch of the Holmes family in many years!


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