I have resently made contact with my cousin Lloyd Holmes from Broken Bow, Nebraska. We are sharing information on the Holmes family. His grandfather was Eddy Holmes who married Phoebe Ellen Stallings. Phoebe Stallings father's name was William Stallings. William Stallings was born near Springfield, Illinois in 1834. Moved to Jasper County, Iowa with his father Wesley in 1844 where he resided for nearly forty years. In 1883 he moved to Jefferson County, Nebraska and in the spring of 1884 he moved onto the homestead in Custer County, NE. about five miles northeast of Gates. He died at the age of ninety in his home. William Stallings and his wife Mary Elizabeth Swan were united in marriage October 25, 1855 Jasper co., Iowa. I have been able to trace the Stalling family back to Nicholas Stallings born in Midlesex, England 1620. Nicholas was first reported in James City Co., Virginia in 1635.
I have more information to report about William Stallings the uncle of The above William Stallings. This William was the brother of Wesley. He is found in Logan county, Illinois in the 1840 census. He is also mentioned in the Stringer's History of Logan county. He is mentioned as a penman that wrote in the old
English style handwriting with a quill pen. William Stallings was the clerk of the County Commissioners Court and Lawrence Stringer stated in his 1911 Logan county history book that there were some of William Stalling documents hand written in the old English Stlye Documents that still exist today. I was fortunate to find not only one of these documents, but two which are in my possesion at this time. William Stallings was also a Justice of Peace for Logan County between 1843-1848.
I have been in contact with another Radespiel that has offered me his family genealogy which has caused some excitement in our home.
Our two youngest grandchildren are doing fine. Trevor just cut his first two teeth.