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HOLMES Rowan Co. NC 1780's

HOLMES Rowan Co. NC 1780's

Posted: 27 Jan 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 10:06AM GMT
Surnames: HOLMES
Can anyone connect these two HOLMES men?
Richard HOLMES (m. Jan 1, 1781) Elizabeth McGauhey Bondsman: James McFetters Witness: none listed
Comment: relationship not proven
Ref: Rowan County North Carolina Marriage Bonds, Vol 2.

Robert HOLMES (m Oct 10, 1781) Margery Bell, daughter of Thomas Bell. They lived in Rowan County, North Carolina, a part of which became Iredell County. All their children were born in North Carolina before they came to Sumner County, Tennessee in 1806. Ref: Theda Pond Womack PAF

Re: HOLMES Rowan Co. NC 1780's

Posted: 30 Nov 2005 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am descended from Richard. Can you tell me about Robert?

Re: HOLMES Rowan Co. NC 1780's

Posted: 3 Apr 2007 4:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you have access to the revolutionary war pension papers you will find an application for Robert Holmes. He was born in Ireland on Jan. 5, 1748 or 1749, arrived in Penn. in 1771. Joined service in Penn. and fought there before coming to Rowan county in 1777, where he also served.He married Margary bell, daughter of Thomas Bell of Rowan (now Iredell) County, in 1783. Thomas Bell moved into the Rowan county area sometime before about 1772. He is my ancestor. I descend from his daughter Nancy. He left Rowan (Iredell) sometime between 1796 and 1800 and moved to Robertson county Tennessee. Nancy married Thomas Bell, probably a cousin, and they raised their family in Iredell county and most of their descendents still live here. Robert and Margary Holmes moved to Sumner county Tenn, which joins Robertson county.

If in your research of the Holmes family you happen to learn anything of Thomas Bell I would certainly appreciate hearing from you.

Re: HOLMES Rowan Co. NC 1780's

Posted: 3 Apr 2007 2:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this the same Robert?

1. Abstracts of the minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., NC 1753-1762, p. 110, 975.671 9289 v1.
4:9 Robt HOLMES from the mouth of lower Little River to Robt DOBSON, 2:79-81 on Back Creek adjoining John HOLMES 16 SEP 1754; 2:399-402; 4:223-4 Granville to John HOLMES 712A on Sills Cr May 6, 1758, 4:345-7 adjoining; 4:538-9; 1:69-71;.

2. 1768 Tax List of Rowan County, North Carolina (actual title unknown).
1 - 1768 tax list area became Guilford: Archibd McAnary, Jno Robison, David Warrick (3);
2 - Capt. Thos Donnell, 2 Jno Holms! 1768;
3 - p. 9 South of Salisbury (1768) John HOLMS... James his son (2), Robert Luckey, Robart HOLMS, Negro Will (3);
4 - 1778 (p. 144) Richd HOLMES 5.5.0.

I have this Robert HOLMES married to Mary LUCKIE.

Also, my cousin wrote:

ROBERT HOLMES Born 2/18/1737, Died 9/28/1814
Robert Holmes was born in Lower Dublin Township of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and died in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He was on the Committee of Safety of Rowan County, NC. 1-/17/1775; appointed Justice of the Peace of Rowan County in 1776; ranked as Colonel during the Revolutionary War for which service North Carolina granted him 6200 acres of land on the waters of the Forked Deer and Obion Rivers in its Western District, which area is now part of Gibson County, Tennessee. (Robert's son, William Holmes (my ggg grandfather) located on this property and began a settlement very early about 2 miles south of the present day Yorkville. I have been to the graves of William and his wife, Nancy Eaton Holmes in Yorkville, TN)
By 10/4/1798 Robert Holmes had moved to the Big Creek area in the southwestern part of Oglethorpe Couty, Georgia adjoining the Clarke Couty line, where he died. His will was dated 6/21/1810, proved 1/1/1816, and recorded 1/31/1816 in Book A-B, Page 121, Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

Re: HOLMES Rowan Co. NC 1780's

Posted: 22 Jan 2011 10:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
My ancestor's name is Thomas Holmes who was born October 10, 1796 in Iredell in Rowan county, NC. He married Rebecca? and moved to Carroll County, Tennessee where he died in 1860. Could he be a relation of your Holmes?
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