All the descendants of ELISHA HOLMES his wife, SARAH "Sally" (Stovall) HOLMES, are invited to attend the Thomas H. Holmes Family Gathering, 'HOLMES 2000 REUNION', on Saturday, June 24th at Magee's Creek Baptist Church on the Darbun Road about 15 miles north of Tylertown in Walthall County, Mississippi.
Travel north on Highway 27 from Tylertown. You will pass the Salem community. Continue for several miles on Highway 27 until you come to Manning's Crossing (just a small crossroads). Manning's Crossing is where Highway 27 the Darbun Road intersect. Coming from the south you will take a right turn (east) onto the Darbun Road to go to Magee's Creek Church. About one mile from Manning's Crossing, Magee's Creek Church will be the first brick house of worship on the left side of the road across from the old church cemetery. The gathering takes place in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
The event commences at 10 o'clock, Saturday morning on June 24th. Dinner is at noon followed by a family history session. Bring a covered dish along with all your family members and enjoy the gathering.
May the Lord bless this event and grant traveling mercies to all.
The descendants of Thomas H. Holmes (1832-1905) hold an annual family reunion on the forth Saturday in June. Thomas H. Holmes was one of the many grandsons of Elisha Sarah Holmes.
The family is as follows:
Elisha Holmes (1773-ca. 1850) married about 1795 in Wilkes Co., Georgia to Sarah "Sally" Stovall (1777-ca. 1852).
About 1814 they traveled the Lower Federal Road (also known as "The Three Chopped Way") to the Mississippi Territory and settled on the headwaters of Collin's Creek in present-day Walthall County, Mississippi.
Their sons daughter were:
1. James Holmes (1796-1861) md. Nancy Shirley.
2. Josiah Holmes (b. ca. 1798) md. 1st Agnes Sumrall; md. 2nd Louisa Willoughby.
3. Benjamin Holmes (b. ca. 1801) md. Mary "Nancy" Sumrall.
4. Elisha Holmes, Jr. (b. ca. 1803) md. Mary Roberts.
5. John Coleman Holmes (b. ca. 1800) md. Mary "Polly" Ann Foil.
6. William Stovall Holmes (b. 1806-1876) md. Jane Perkins Foil.
7. Elizabeth Holmes (1808-1890) md. Isaac Brumield.
8. Berrian Holmes (1810-ca. 1860) never married.
9. Jesse Holmes (1820-1899) md. 1st Nancy Sumrall.
10. Virginia Jane Holmes (b. ca. 1797) md. 1st Willis Brumield.
11. Cynthia Holmes (ca. 1804-1884) md. Davis Brumield.