Phineas Holmes


Personal and Family Information

Phineas was born on 12 NOV 1786 in North Carolina, the son of James Holmes and Mary Filena Nail.

He died in 1860 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Rachel Stewert, who he married in ABT 1805. The place has not been found. Their twelve known children were James (1807-1884), Mary (1809-1848), Sarah (1810-1859), Elizabeth (1814-1848), Cynthia (1815-1884), John Melton (1818-1884), Harvey (1820-1850), Henderson Phineas (1821-1893), Calvin Hall (1825-1898), William M (1830-1905), Rachel Sophie (1831-1855) and Emily (1823-1823).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Phineas Holmes


James Holmes


John Holmes


Jennet Wilson


Mary Filena Nail



Birth12 NOV 1786
Place: North Carolina
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bailey city? Osage Township, page 17 / 8 in this order at bottom of page, S Woods, J Jackson, SP Woods, WM Hammock, OW Maxwell, DP Maxwell next page has D Jackson, Jas Mckisick, C Dickson, May Blair, P Holmes
See Note 2
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 66
Address: Osage dwelling 250 family 250 Phineas Holmes 66NC, Rachel 53NC , Henderson 26 Tn, Calvin 24 Tn, Wm 22 Tn, Sophia 19 Tn, Wm Peterson 20 Ohio Family 251 Melton Holmes 33 Tn, Susan E 25 Ga




Note 1

Phineas Holmes had a mill on Osage Creek.. he settled there 1837 per Kathryn Lang Dec 2004.

Note 2

1840 Census images on has 6 images for pages 17 to 19 of Osage Township, Benton County, Arkansas that are incorrectly indexed as Bailey Township.

In the left margin, vertical pages 17 and 18 and is written “Benton County, Osage Township”. same place on page 19 isn’t clear but probably also “Osage”