Dear Roy, I have no idea how Rachel fits in. I am frankly fishing for any information I can possibly get as I am totally stuck on her. This summer my companion and I are going back cross-country and will go to Bentonville, Benton Co. Arkansas where, ~in that locale, I believe Phineas Holmes and Rachel Stewert Holmes died. So I just through out the data hoping that in the possibility of helping others I might land a lucky break. Some of the surnames back then were Pomeroy, Woods, Hall and Henderson. Holmes's were in Benton Co in 1837.
Roy, below and following are some additional notes I had listed under Phineas Holmes, husband of Rachel Stewert/Stuart. All I have come by through family papers is that somehow Rachel came out of Georgia. [And of course, this could be wrong.]
Notes: "Phineas Holmes and John Kincheloe settled on the [Osage] creek about five miles Southwest of Bentonville." !! (Arkansas) Same area as Robert HALL settled with sons, Jesse and Young.
Sunday, May16, 1999 NOTE-From Louise Jenkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org- she sent to me by E-mail! "Phneas is in the 1812 Tax List of Bedford Co., TN. He sold land in 1818, at which time I think he moved to Carroll Co. As a matter of fact, he sold it to my GGGF, James Miller. There is also John and Isaac Holmes.James Holmes is in the 1820 Census and I am not sure which one married Mary Ann Logan-- his son, or maybe John. The Hall name is in the middle of Dysarts and Ewings, for starters, and I have not started to think about them. The Leepers, Dysarts, Millers, and Ewings cme through Elbert Co., GA on their way to Bedford, Marshall and Carroll Co. I also have a relative who married P.L. Atkisson, as well as Holmes, Andersons and Woods. Can you put the Savannah and NC ones together? I lived in Savannah for 15 years and that Holmes info was a mess.I could spend some time in the Hagrett here in Athens and check further, but I have not had the time to get into that.[My note from Louise Jenkins.]