Phineas was born about 1784 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 (1816-1884), John Melton (1818-1884), Harvey (1820-1850), Henderson Phineas (1824-1893), Calvin Hall (1826-1898), William M (1830-1905), Rachel Sophie (1831-1855) and Emily (1823-1823).
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Phineas Holmes had a mill on Osage Creek.. he settled there 1837 per Kathryn Lang Dec 2004.