Research to date on these people leaves a lot of gaps!
Barrack [various spellings] Dixon Holmes married May 29, 1847 in Crawford County, Ohio to Sarah "Sallie" Odell.
The family bible says Sarah Odell was born May 26, 1827 in Crawford County, Ohio.
1850 Census Crawford County, Ohio Whetstone Twp #119.119 Barak Holmes 25 m blacksmith born Oh Sally Holmes 23 f keeping house born Oh Abram P. Holmes 2 m born Ohio
1860 Census Crawford County, Ohio Whetstone Twp #1304.1329 Eli Odell 25 m farmer Ohio [Sarah's brother] En Melancthan Odell 23 m Ohio [Sarah's brother] Abial Odell 20 m Ohio [Sarah's brother] Sarah Holmes 31 f Ohio Abraham Holmes 12 m Ohio Cemantha Holmes 10 f Ohio Laura Holmes 8 f Ohio Shaffer Holmes 6 m Ohio Filander Odell 66 m Vermont [Sarah's father]
1860 Census Crawford County, Ohio Abram Holmes 11 m born Ohio is also listed in the household of his aunt and uncle James and Asenath Morrow
Sarah and Barack Holmes were divorced in Crawford County, Ohio Mar 20, 1863.
1870 Franklin Co, Ottawa, Kansas Barrack Holmes 45 livery stable born Ohio Mary Holmes 19 born Ohio Alfred Beck 24 born Ohio Margaret Beck 43 f born Penn
1870 Sarah Holmes and children not found
In the Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa is a tombstone: Sarah Holmes, died July 24, 1875 ae 48y 1m 29d. She is buried in Lot 27. The cemetery book says that Lot 27 was bought by S.P. Holmes. There were 8 graves on the lot and only the 3rd one where she is buried was used.
I have no record or reason to prove that this Sarah Holmes is the Sarah Odell Holmes above. [?]
1880 Marathon County, Brighton, Wis Barry D. Holmes 55 born Ohio Mary Holmes 30 wife born Ohio Abraham Holmes 31 son born Ohio William S. Holmes 26 son born Ohio Flora Holmes 19 dau born Ohio Jacob Holmes 25 nephew born Ohio
1900 Lincoln County, Merrill, Wis Abraham Holmes, head, born Jun 1848 single Oh Oh Oh carpenter William Holmes, partner, Feb 1853 47 divorced Oh Oh Oh farmer
1910 Milwaukee, Wis in boarding house William S. Holmes, 57, widow, Oh Oh Oh works saw mill
1870 Census Wyandot County, Nevada, Ohio #67.59 James Welsh 23 m farmer Oh Sallie Welsh 22 f keepinghouse Oh Laura? Welsh 2/12 at home born Mar Ohio Abraham Holmes 23 farm laborer born Oh
Could this Sallie Welsh be the Cemantha Holmes listed on the 1860 census?? Since most of the kids were not called the names on the 1860/1880 census - i.e. Shaffer was William S. and Flora was called Nellie...this Sallie is the right age to be the Cemantha listed.
Does anyone have any other data on these people - like obituaries???