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George Holmes

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Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 18 October 2005

Sources:
The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Harlan Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)

Page
1034

GEORGE HOLMES, farmer; P. O. Edwardsville; a native of Warren Co., Ohio, and born June 15, 1843, the son of Truman and Sarah Holmes, nee Coddington, the former being born in New York about the year 1809, and the latter a native of Maryland and born in the year 1815. They came to this county at an early date, and were married in September, 1829. After a life full of bereavements and busy cares, he passed quietly to rest, Feb. 23, 1881. his aged companion surviving him. The Holmes' family are well and favorably known in the East, and the Coddingtons are among the best people in Maryland, their ancestry being favorably connected with the early settlement of that State. Mr. Holmes was brought up on a farm and received a common school education in the rural schools of his neighborhood. He early espoused the Union cause, and being in Indiana he enlisted in Company F, 7th I. V. I. His health failed, caused by a wound in the right arm received at the battle of Winchester, Va. After his return home, he engaged in merchandising and farming alternately. On Jan. 16, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary T. Williams, a native of West Virginia, born July 3, 1842; two children blessed this union—Mystie, born Nov. 10, 1865, and Truman B., born May 20, 1869. Elisha Williams, the father of Mrs. Holmes, was a native of Old Virginia, born about the year 1806. He married Susan Bobber, of Virginia. He died in April, 1878, his aged companion still living. They were the parents of six children—four daughters and two sons. Mr. Holmes is of Democratic proclivities; owns a well cultivated farm of 120 acres of choice land, is pleasantly situated at home, and has reason to congratulate himself upon his good success in life.


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