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Re: Holmes family Dekalb County, Georgia


According to my grandmother Minnie and Lewis were from Augusta, Georgia. In fact that is where Lewis Sims father is from, on the 1900 census you will find Doc Sims living in the same area as Anica Samuels and Lewis Sims. I'm sort of confused that Lewis is living in the Atlanta area with Mary Holmes in 1910 (if this is my Lewis Sims).

By 1920 Lewis is living in Ohio, 1921 he marries my ggrandmother Bessie Wallace. I was able to obtain the marriage certificate, it confirms that he was born in Augusta,Georgia, his father is Doc Sims,and that his mothers maiden name is Minnie Samuels. The funny part is that the bride and groom needed consent from their parents to marry. Bessie is 16, Lewis is supposedly 19,which is an untruth because he was born 1898 or 1899, Minnie signs the consent form as Minnie Williams.

According to my grandmother Minnie married a man by the name of Hampton Williams. 1930 census, Newark, NJ,found Hampton Williams, my grandmom, her brother, Bessie and Lewis. My grandmother believes that Minnie died, that her mom and dad had to come to Newark to pick she and her brother up from Hampton Williams. I've checked every cemetery in the area looking for Minnie under the name of Samuels, Holmes, and Williams with no luck. What a confusing tangled web!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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