Joel T. Lowery Mary Idelle Lanier Jennie Estelle Hoomes, b. 20 Feb. 1886 John Willis Hoomes, b. 1831; d.1899; m. Mary Ann Murphy George Churchill Hoomes, b. 21 Mar 1808; d. 1840; m. Celia Holleman Armistead Hoomes, b. 3 Jul 1786; d. 6 Feb 1827; m. Ann C. Willis Col. John Hoomes, b. 2 Oct 1749; d. 16 Dec 1805; m. Judith Churchill Allen George Hoomes, Jr., b. 1709; d. 1753; m. Frances ____? Dr. George Hoomes, d. 1733; m. Frances Holden Major John Thomas Hoomes, b. 1641 "Bowling Green" estate in England; died 1712 "Bowling Green" estate in what is now Caroline County, Virginia. He emigrated to Virginia before 1661. He was one of the first settlers along the Mattapony River Valley. His 7,000 acre estate began with a land grant from King Charles II of England in 1670. Only a few descendants of the original settlers can claim that their ancestors had Crown grants. Later, a town was formed and took the name of the Hoomes estate. Bowling Green became the county seat and the Hoomes home became known as "Old Mansion". It is still a private residence today.
Major Hoomes was a military man, as were all of the original patentees of the upper Mattapony Valley (Major William Lewis, Col. Augustine Warner, and Captain Smith). The fact that they were military men suggests that only military men were able to settle in such a remote area at this time. The settlers had to know how to cope with the Indians.