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Levi Jordan
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CLAIBORNE HOLMES DESCENDANTS

The information included here is taken from various written records: census records, voting registration forms, family account books, and the like. We do not believe that it is necessarily complete, or completely accurate! We would welcome corrections or additions from any family member. We will also share the Family Tree Maker database files with any family member who contacts us directly (with an email message to mcdavid@publicarchaeology.org or a feedback form).

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Hester Holmes

Clayborn Holmes' grave, located in the Juden Cemetery

1 Claiborn Holmes Abt. 1797 -

. +Hannah Abt. 1821 -

.... 2 Moscow Holmes 1847 -

........ +Silvia Williams

........... 3 Claiborne Holmes 1886 -

............... +Martha ? Abt. 1887 -

.................. 4 George Holmes Abt. 1907 -

.................. 4 Ira Holmes Abt. 1908 -

.................. 4 Georganna Holmes Abt. 1908 -

.................. 4 Alice Holmes Abt. 1910 -

.................. 4 Ella Holmes Abt. 1911 -

.................. 4 Washington Holmes Abt. 1912 -

.................. 4 Helen Holmes Abt. 1915 -

........... 3 [1] Moscow Holmes, Jr. 1871 -

............... +Sarah Ann Austin 1871 -

.................. 4 McKinley Austin 1896 -

........... *2nd Wife of [1] Moscow Holmes, Jr.:

............... +Nancy Abt. 1888 -

.... 2 Julia Holmes Abt. 1848 -

.... 2 Claiborn Holmes 1855 -

........ +Hester Watson 1859 -

........... 3 Hannah Holmes 1880 -

........... 3 Moses Holmes 1883 -

........... 3 Joseph Holmes 1886 -

........... 3 Newy Holmes 1889 -

........... 3 Claiborn Holmes, Jr. 1892 -

........... 3 Carey Holmes 1893 -

........... 3 Archie Holmes 1896 -

.... 2 Houston Holmes Abt. 1874 –

More information about the Descendants of Claiborn Holmes

Generation No. 1

1. CLAIBORN1 HOLMES was born Abt. 1797 in Virginia. He married HANNAH.

Notes for CLAIBORN HOLMES:

Voter Registration of 1867 - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 329

July 31, 1867

Census: 1870 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 156

Structure #1407, Family #1407

Birth: Listed as 73 years of age on 1870 census. Listed as native of Virginia on 1867 Voter Registration. Place of birth given as Virginia on 1870 census.

Residence: On 1867 Voter Registration, listed as native of Virginia, lived in Texas 18 years, lived in Brazoria County 18 years.

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1870 census.

Notes for HANNAH:

Census: 1870 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 156

Structure #1407, Family #1407

1880 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 44

Structure #557, Family #445

Birth: Listed as 49 years of age on 1870 census and 47 years old on 1880 census. Place of birth given as Virginia on 1870 and 1880 census.

Parents: On 1880 census, both parents' place of birth given as Virginia.

Marriage: On 1880 census, listed as widow.

Occupation: Listed as Keeps House on 1870 census. On 1880 census, under occupation is noted "none". Under column 15 "Is this person sick or disabled", it looks like "astmu", possibly asthma.

Note: There may be an error in recording Family numbers in the 1880 census. It is likely that the children listed in structure #558 are the children of the two females, Hannah Holmes and Sarah Holmes, living in structure #557.

Children of CLAIBORN HOLMES and HANNAH are:

2. i. MOSCOW2 HOLMES, b. August 1847, Virginia.

ii. JULIA HOLMES, b. Abt. 1848.

Notes for JULIA HOLMES:

Census: 1870 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 156

Structure #1407, Family #1407

Birth: Listed as 22 years of age on 1870 census. Place of birth given as Virginia on 1870 census.

Marriage: Two marriages given in Brazoria County records with a Julia Holmes as bride:

1. Brazoria County Marriage Record Book #2, page 22, Groom: Edmund Garrett.

Bride: Julia Ann Holmes. Date given 4 July 1870.

2. Brazoria County Marriage Record Book #3, page 57, Groom: Jim Robertson.

Bride: Julia Holmes. Date given 14 October 1875 (license not returned for recording.)

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1870 census.

 

3. iii. CLAIBORN HOLMES, b. June 1855, Texas.

iv. HOUSTON HOLMES, b. Abt. 1874, Texas.

Notes for HOUSTON HOLMES:

Census: 1880 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 44

Structure #558, Family #446

Birth: Listed as 6 years old on 1880 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1880 census.

Parents: On 1880 census, father's place of birth given as Louisiana, mother's given as Alabama.

Note: He is listed as "son" on 1880 census, but of which female living in #557 - Hannah Holmes or Sarah Holmes? Sarah's married name was Grice, and the other children are listed with last name of Grice.

Generation No. 2

2. MOSCOW2 HOLMES (CLAIBORN1) was born August 1847 in Virginia. He married SILVIA WILLIAMS June 05, 1869 in Brazoria County, Texas.

Notes for MOSCOW HOLMES:

Voter Registration of 1867 - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 329

July 31, 1867

Census: 1870 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 156

Structure #1407, Family #1407

1880 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Structure #530, no family #

Page 41

1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133B/56

Dwelling #190, Family #190

Birth: Listed as 24 years of age on 1870 census, 35 years of age on 1880 census, 52 years of age on 1900 census, and 57 on 1910 census. Month and year of birth given as August 1847 on 1900 census. Listed as native of Virginia on 1867 Voter Registration. Place of birth given as Virginia on 1870 and 1900 census, Louisiana on 1880 census, and Texas on 1910 census.

Parents: On 1880 census, both parents' place of birth listed as Virginia.

Schooling: On 1910 census, listed as Cannot read and write.

Marriage: Brazoria County Marriage Records, Record #0589/01/400, date given as June 5 (possibly 10th), 1869. Groom: Moscow Holmes. Bride: Silvia Williams.

On 1900 census, listed as Widowed.

On 1910 census, listed as Widowed.

Residence: On 1867 Voter Registration, listed as native of Virginia, lived in Texas 18 years, lived in Brazoria County 18 years.

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1870 census. Listed as Farmer on 1900 census, Owns Home, Free (not mortgaged), Farm/Home #177. On 1910 census listed as Farm Labor on Home Farm of his son Moscow Holmes, Jr.

Notes: Silva Williams possibly from the Williams family residing in structure #1438 in 1870.

In 1880 Moscow is living alone, no children or wife are listed. However in the 1900 census there are at least two male children - one at home, the other listed next door. They are listed on page 133B/56-60.

Notes for SILVIA WILLIAMS:

Marriage: Brazoria County Marriage Records, Record #0589/01/400, date given as June 5, 1869. Groom: Moscow Holmes. Bride: Silvia Williams.

Notes: Silva Williams possibly from the Williams family residing in structure #1438 in 1870.

In 1880 Moscow is living alone, no children or wife are listed. However in the 1900 census there are at least two male children - one at home, the other listed next door. They are listed on page 133B/56-60.

Children of MOSCOW HOLMES and SILVIA WILLIAMS are:

4. i. CLAIBORNE3 HOLMES, b. October 1886, Texas.

5. ii. MOSCOW HOLMES , JR., b. December 1871, Texas.

3. CLAIBORN2 HOLMES (CLAIBORN1) was born June 1855 in Texas. He married HESTER WATSON March 16, 1878 in Brazoria County, Texas.

Notes for CLAIBORN HOLMES:

Census: 1880 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 43

Structure #555, Family #444

1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

Birth: Listed as 25 years of age on 1880 Census and 45 on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as June 1855 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1880 and 1900 census.

Parents: On 1880 census, both parents' place of birth given as Virginia.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Cannot read and write.

Marriage: Brazoria County Marriage Records, Record #0296/03/296, date given as March 16, 1878. Groom: Claiborn Holmes. Bride: Hester Watson.

On 1900 census, listed as having been married 20 years.

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1880 census and Farmer on 1900 census, Owns home, Free (not mortgaged), Farm/Home #173..

Notes for HESTER WATSON:

Census: 1880 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 43

Structure #555, Family #444

1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 9B-10A, line 91

Family #162

Birth: Listed as 22 years of age on 1880 Census, 40 years of age on 1900 census, and 51 years old on 1910 census. Month and year of birth given as November 1859 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Louisiana on 1900 and 1910 census.

Parents: On 1900 and 1910 census, both parents' place of birth given as Louisiana.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Can read and write. On 1910 census listed as Cannot read and write.

Marriage: Brazoria County Marriage Records, Record #0296/03/296, date given as March 16, 1878. Groom: Claiborn Holmes. Bride: Hester Watson.

On 1900 census, listed as having been married for 20 years, mother of 7 children, all 7 children still living.

On 1910 census, listed as Widowed, married one time, mother of 8 children, 5 of these children still living.

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1880 census. On 1910 census listed as Farmer, engaged in General Farming, Owns home, mortgaged, Farm #153.

Children of CLAIBORN HOLMES and HESTER WATSON are:

i. HANNAH3 HOLMES, b. October 1880, Texas.

Notes for HANNAH HOLMES:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

Birth: Listed as 19 years of age on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as October 1880 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Can read and write.

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1900 census.

 

 

ii. MOSES HOLMES, b. October 1883, Texas.

Notes for MOSES HOLMES:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

Birth: Listed as 16 years of age on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as October 1883 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Cannot read and write.

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1900 census.

 

iii. JOSEPH HOLMES, b. August 1886, Texas.

Notes for JOSEPH HOLMES:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

Birth: Listed as 13 years of age on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as August 1886 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Can read and write.

Occupation: Listed on 1900 census as At School, attended school 5 months.

 

 

iv. NEWY HOLMES, b. September 1889, Texas.

Notes for NEWY HOLMES:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

Birth: Listed as 10 years of age on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as September 1889 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Cannot read and write.

Occupation: Listed on 1900 census as At School, attended school 5 months.

 

 

v. CLAIBORN HOLMES , JR., b. October 1892, Texas.

Notes for CLAIBORN HOLMES , JR.:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 9B-10A, line 91

Family #162

Birth: Listed as 7 years of age on 1900 census and 15 years old on 1910 census. Month and year of birth given as October 1892 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 and 1910 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Cannot read and write. On 1910 census listed as Can read and write, attended school during last year.

Occupation: Listed on 1900 census as At School, attended school 5 months.

On 1910 census, listed as Farm Labor on Home Farm.

 

vi. CAREY HOLMES, b. July 1893, Texas.

Notes for CAREY HOLMES:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

Birth: Listed as 6 years of age on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as July 1893 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 census.

 

 

 

vii. ARCHIE HOLMES, b. December 1896, Texas.

Notes for ARCHIE HOLMES:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133A/26-34

Dwelling #185, Family #185

1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 9B-10A, line 91

Family #162

Birth: Listed as 3 years of age on 1900 census and 12 years old on 1910 census. Month and year of birth given as December 1896 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 and 1910 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1910 census as Can read and write, attended school during last year.

Occupation: On 1910 census, listed as Farm Labor on Home Farm.

Generation No. 3

4. CLAIBORNE3 HOLMES (MOSCOW2, CLAIBORN1) was born October 1886 in Texas. He married MARTHA ? Abt. 1907.

Notes for CLAIBORNE HOLMES:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133B/56

Dwelling #190, Family #190

1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 10A-10B, line 45

Family #170

1920 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 24A

Dwelling #495, Family #497

Birth: Listed as 13 years old on 1900 census, 27 years old on 1910 census and 37 years old on 1920 census. Month and year of birth given as October 1886 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900, 1910 and 1920 census.

Schooling: On 1910 and 1920 census, listed as Can read and write.

Marriage: On 1910 census, listed as having been married 3 years.

Occupation: Listed as Farm Labor on 1900 census. On 1910 census, listed as Farmer, engaged in General Farming, Rents home, Farm #160. On 1920 census, listed as Farmer engaged in General Farming on Own Account, Rents, Farm #206.

Notes for MARTHA ?:

Census: 1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 10A-10B, line 45

Family #170

1920 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 24A

Dwelling #495, Family #497

Birth: Listed as 23 years old on 1910 census and 34 years old on 1920 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1910 and 1920 census.

Schooling: On 1910 census listed as Cannot read and write. On 1920 census, listed as Can read and write.

Marriage: On 1910 census, listed as having been married 3 years, mother of 2 children, those 2 children still living.

Occupation: On 1910 census, listed as Farm Labor on Home Farm.

Children of CLAIBORNE HOLMES and MARTHA ? are:

i. GEORGE4 HOLMES, b. Abt. 1907, Texas.

Notes for GEORGE HOLMES:

Census: 1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 10A-10B, line 45

Family #170

Birth: Listed as 2 9/12 years old on 1910 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1910 census.

 

 

ii. IRA HOLMES, b. Abt. 1908, Texas.

Notes for IRA HOLMES:

Census: 1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 10A-10B, line 45

Family #170

Birth: Listed as 1 10/12 years old on 1910 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1910 census.

 

 

iii. GEORGANNA HOLMES, b. Abt. 1908, Texas.

Notes for GEORGANNA HOLMES:

Census: 1920 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 24A

Dwelling #495, Family #497

Birth: Listed as 12 years old on 1920 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1920 census.

Schooling: On 1920 census, listed as Can read and write, attended school during last year.

 

 

iv. ALICE HOLMES, b. Abt. 1910, Texas.

Notes for ALICE HOLMES:

Census: 1920 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 24A

Dwelling #495, Family #497

Birth: Listed as 10 years old on 1920 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1920 census.

Schooling: On 1920 census, listed as Can read and write, attended school during last year.

 

v. ELLA HOLMES, b. Abt. 1911, Texas.

Notes for ELLA HOLMES:

Census: 1920 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 24A

Dwelling #495, Family #497

Birth: Listed as 9 years old on 1920 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1920 census.

Schooling: On 1920 census, listed as Can read and write, attended school during last year.

 

vi. WASHINGTON HOLMES, b. Abt. 1912, Texas.

Notes for WASHINGTON HOLMES:

Census: 1920 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 24A

Dwelling #495, Family #497

Birth: Listed as 8 years old on 1920 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1920 census.

Schooling: On 1920 census, listed as Can read and write, attended school during last year.

 

vii. HELEN HOLMES, b. Abt. 1915, Texas.

Notes for HELEN HOLMES:

Census: 1920 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 24A

Dwelling #495, Family #497

Birth: Listed as 5 years old on 1920 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1920 census.

 

 

 

 

5. MOSCOW3 HOLMES , JR. (MOSCOW2, CLAIBORN1) was born December 1871 in Texas. He married (1) SARAH ANN AUSTIN January 13, 1894 in Brazoria County, Texas. He married (2) NANCY Abt. 1906.

Notes for MOSCOW HOLMES , JR.:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133B/58-61

Dwelling #191, Family #191

1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 10A, line 18

Family #166

Birth: Listed as 28 years of age on 1900 census and 39 years old on 1910 census. Month and year of birth given as December 1871 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 and 1910 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Can read and Cannot write. On 1910 census listed as Can read and write.

Marriage: Brazoria County Marriage Records, Record #0148/06/074, date given as January 13, 1894. Groom: Moscow Holmes, Jr. Bride: Sarah Ann Austin.

On 1900 census, listed as having been married 6 years.

On 1910 census, listed as having been married 4 years to Nancy -?-.

Occupation: Listed on 1900 census as Farmer, Rents home, Free (not mortgaged), Farm/Home #178. On 1910 census listed as Farmer, engaged in General Farming, Owns home, owned free of mortgage, Farm #157.

Note: Also listed in this household in 1900 is nephew Harrison Norris, age 9, born December 1890 in Texas.

Notes for SARAH ANN AUSTIN:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133B/58-61

Dwelling #191, Family #191

Birth: Listed as 28 years of age on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as November 1871 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 census.

Schooling: Listed on 1900 census as Can read and write.

Marriage: Brazoria County Marriage Records, Record #0148/06/074, date given as January 13, 1894. Groom: Moscow Holmes, Jr. Bride: Sarah Ann Austin.

On 1900 census, listed as having been married 6 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child still living.

Notes for NANCY:

Census: 1910 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 10A, line 18

Family #166

Birth: Listed as 22 years old on 1910 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1910 census.

Schooling: On 1910 census, listed as Can read and write.

Marriage: On 1910 census, listed as having been married 4 years, mother of 1 child, no children living.

Occupation: On 1910 census, listed as Farm Labor on Home Farm.

Child of MOSCOW HOLMES and SARAH AUSTIN is:

i. MCKINLEY4 AUSTIN, b. September 1896, Texas.

Notes for MCKINLEY AUSTIN:

Census: 1900 Federal - Brazoria County, Texas

Page 133B/58-61

Dwelling #191, Family #191

Birth: Listed as 3 years old on 1900 census. Month and year of birth given as September 1896 on 1900 census. Place of birth given as Texas on 1900 census.

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