Searching for information on Samuel Homes/Holmes born in Virginia in 1799. Samuel is in Granville County, North Caorlina as early as 1820 and married Catherine (Kitty) Ussery there in 1821. His marriage license is Holmes. In the 1850 Census he is Homes. Next door to Samuel in 1805 is a William Homes 52, born Virginia ca. 1797/98.
Samuel left Granville Co. after 1850 and is found in Calohun County Alabama in 1860 then in Etowah County Alabama in 1870 and Cherokee County in 1880.
All records in Alabama has him as Holmes and the family today carries the Holmes name.