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William Holmes

Birthplace: Frederick County, Virginia
Death: October 30, 1830 (57)
Montgomery Co. (now Pukaski Co.), Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Pulaski County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John "The Immigrant" Holmes and Mary Holmes Muirhead
Husband of Mary "Polly" Holmes
Father of Jane Miller; James Calfee Holmes; Catherine Raines; John Black Holmes; William Holmes, II and 2 others
Brother of Joshua Holmes and Alexander Holmes
Half brother of Eli Muirheid; George Muirhead; Mary "Polly" Muirheid and Ruth Muirhead Maxwell

Occupation: Farmer & Carpenter
Managed by: Robert Hoge Morgan
Last Updated:

About William Holmes

William Holmes was the son of John Holmes (the Immigrant) and Mary Atchley.

William Holmes was a Farmer & a Carpenter. He also served in the War of 1812.

William Holmes married first: Mary "Polly" Calfee on September 20, 1809 and after her death in 1825, married secondly: Catherine Calfee (her sister). The Calfee sisters were 2 of the 11 children of James Calfee and Jean Davis of Wythe County, VA.

William Holmes and his family lived in the part of Montgomery County, VA that is now Pulaski County. All 8 of their children were born in Montgomery County.

William Holmes and both wives are buried on a portion of their home plantation in the Old Holmes Cemetery, near Newbern, VA in Pulaski County, VA.

William Holmes BIRTH 19 Sep 1773 Frederick County, Virginia, USA DEATH 30 Oct 1830 (aged 57) Montgomery County, Virginia, USA BURIAL Holmes Cemetery Pulaski County, Virginia, USA MEMORIAL ID 17375505 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 3 William was the son of John Holmes and Mary Atchley. He married Mary "Polly" Calfee and her sister Catherine. His name is on the same gravestone as his wife Polly and Catherine and John Raines. [Gravestone photo by Rhonda Smith]

Family Members Spouse Photo Mary Calfee Holmes 1786–1825

Children James Calfee Holmes 1812–1866

Photo John Black Holmes 1816–1876

  • "The Holmes Family of Pulaski County, Virginia 1790-1990". Family Records Collected, Compiled & Published by Joseph Charles Holmes, Richmond, Virginia - August 1991 and generously provided by Carol Walker.
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William Holmes's Timeline

September 19, 1773
Frederick County, Virginia
October 12, 1810
Montgomery County (now Pulaski Co.), Virginia, United States
May 28, 1812
Montgomery County (now Pulaski Co.), Virginia, United States
May 26, 1814
Montgomery County (now Pulaski Co.), Virginia, United States
May 3, 1816
Montgomery County, VA, United States
April 21, 1820
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
April 23, 1822
Wythe, Virginia, United States
June 27, 1824
Montgomery County (now Pulaski Co.), Virginia, United States
October 30, 1830
Age 57
Montgomery Co. (now Pukaski Co.), Virginia, United States