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Holmes family Dekalb County, Georgia


I'm hoping someone has information regarding the Holmes family of Dekalb County, Georgia. I believe this family may be related to my gg-grandmother Minnie Samuels or may be able to assist in clarifying relationships.
I've been researching Minnie for the past 4 yrs,constantly hitting brick walls. It is unfortunate that the only person available to give any information is my grandmother, she was only a child of 8 yrs. old when Minnie supposedly died;the information she has is very limited. My grandmothers father, Lewis Sims is Minnie Samuels son.

What I truly believe is that Minnie was very evasive with census takers. Perhaps, she thought they were nosey! Anyway, all I have is a tangled web of information I'm trying to make light of.

1880 Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia

James A. Holmes Mu. 30 Head farmer
Mary Mu. 30 Wife Keep house
Robert Mu. 8 son
Lula Mu 6 daughter
Sallie Mu. 5 daughter
Rufus Mu 4 son (twin)
Lucius Mu. 4 son (twin)
Lawrence Mu. 2 son

1900 Edgewood, Dekalb County, Georgia

James Holmes B Head 1847 53 M
Mary B Wife 1850 50 M
Minnie B daughter 1875 35 Wd.
Lawrence B son 1879 21 S
James B son 1882 18 S
John R. B son 1887 13 S
Eliza. B daughter 1889 10 S
Mary B sister 1844 56 S
Robert B son 1871 29 S

Wondering if Minnie(nick name)is Sallie in the 1880 census?

1900 Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia

Anica Samuel B Head 1860 40 Wd.
Lewis N. Sims B Grndson 1898 1 S
I Wonder if this is actually Minnie or Sallie in 1900 and 1880 above?

1910 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Mary Holmes B Head 58
Robert B son 38 Wd.
Lawrence B son 29 S
Laura B daughter 18 S
Lewis Sims B grndson 16 S
Is this the same Lewis Sims in 1900?

Looking for any Holmes researchers that may lend their assistance!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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