Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Aug 1 - William Holmes
William Holmes, my great-grandma Rogers' grandfather, was borhn in Montgomery Co., PA on Aug 1, 1801. He was the married three times and the father of 26 children. Aftert the deathof his first wife, William married my great-great-great frandmother, Eliza Ann Davis. She died while fiving birth to her 18th child. William remarried and outlived that wife as well. He died in 1884 and is buried next to his third wife, Martha Wiseman Holmes, at the Yohe Cemetery in Mt. Erie, IL. Both William Holmes and his son-in-law, Augustus Best, were charter members of the Brown Cumberland Presbyterian Church west of Mt. Erie.