JESSE ALLEN HOLMES FAMILY
Jesse Allen Holmes (3/25/1887 - 8/13/1960) was the son of Joseph Hiram "Jodie" & Martha Elizabeth Wood Holmes. He married Lessie Ivey (8/31/1890 - 3/11/1916), daughter of David Henry & Mary Tart Ivey. They had 2 children together before Lessie died of tuberculosis. She was buried at Hannah's Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Next, Jesse married Marry E. Godwin Holland (1/6/1892 - 9/13/1920), daughter of Jefferson Monroe & Lucy Wood Godwin and widow of W. T. Holland. Jesse and Marry had a son, Joseph Monroe Homes, on 4/28/1920. Marry died on 9/13/1920 due to complications from childbirth. Joseph Monroe Holmes died on 4/25/1921. The cause of death was listed as ileo colitis. It is unknown where Marry & Joseph are buried.
Jesse's third wife was Rose Ella Lucas (5/1889 - 2/24/1933), daughter of Thomas Lucian & Rebecca Jane Wiggins Lucas. Rose was buried at Colliers Church Cemetery, Linden, Cumberland County, North Carolina near her parents.
Jesse's last wife was Evada Anders (11/3/1893 - 1/9/1964), daughter of Bryant & Mary J. Parsons Anders. Jesse & Evada married in 1934 and were together until Jesse's death in 1960. They are buried side by side in the Coats City Cemetery in Harnett County, North Carolina.
Evada Anders Holmes ca. 1934
Hettie Holmes ca. 1944 Daughter of Jesse Allen & Lessie Ivey Holmes. Wife of Newton Byrd.
Jesse & Evada Anders Holmes ca. 1934
Jesse Holmes & Family ca. 1917 Marry Godwin Holland Holmes, Jesse Allen Holmes, Hettie Holmes, & John Allen Holmes.
John Allen & Leddie Etta Byrd Holmes 1958 Son of Jesse Allen & Lessie Ivey Holmes. Daughter of Ben Eli & Rosa Stevens Byrd.
Lessie Ivey Holmes ca. 1910
JOHN ALLEN HOLMES FAMILY
John Allen Holmes (6/5/1911 - 3/26/1988) was the son of Jesse Allen & Lessie Ivey Holmes. He married Leddie Etta Byrd (3/17/1916 - 6/28/1990), daughter of Ben Eli & Rosa Stevens Byrd, on 9/25/1932, in Dillon, South Carolina. They raised 5 sons together. Leddie & John are both buried in Devotional Gardens Cemetery in Dunn, North Carolina.
Benny Holmes ca 1961 Son of John Allen & Leddie Etta Byrd Holmes. Gone fishin'
Benny & Carol Holmes 1961 Son of John Allen & Leddie Etta Byrd Holmes. Daughter of Thelma Elizabeth & Virgil Mason.
Benny & Carol Holmes & Family ca. 1966 (L - R) Benny, Danny, Debbie, Carol, & Brenda
Fred Holmes 1958 Son of John Allen & Leddie Etta Byrd Holmes
Fred Holmes United States Navy
Fred Holmes Family 1963 Fred Allen & Jo Ann Stanley Holmes with newborn son, Steve.
Holmes Brothers ca. 1939 Sons of John Allen & Leddie Etta Byrd Holmes. (L - R) Fred, Benny, & Stacy
James Devon Holmes ca 1946 Son of John Allen & Leddie Etta Byrd Holmes
John Holmes ca 1940
John Holmes 1958
John Holmes 1982
John Holmes & Sons ca. 1980 (L - R) Benny, Jackie, Stacy, Devon, Fred, & John (seated)
John & Devon Holmes 1958 Father & son
John & Jackie Holmes 1958 Father & son
John & Leddie Byrd Holmes ca. 1970
John & Leddie Byrd Holmes 1982 50th Wedding Anniversary
Stacy Holmes Son of John Allen & Leddie Etta Byrd Holmes. United States Navy
Children of Stacy & Betty Howard Holmes 2005 (L-R) Mark, Wesley, Andy, Stacy, Jr. & Brenda
JOSEPH HIRAM "JODIE" HOLMES FAMILY
Joseph Hiram "Jodie" Holmes (07/29/1856 - 02/09/1934) was the son of Hiram & Susan Caroline Thornton Holmes. He married Martha Ann Temple (born about 1858) on 12/26/1876. She was the daughter of Burwell W. & Martha R. Blackman Temple. Together they had one child, Lessy E. Holmes, born about 1879. While the fate of Martha Ann Temple Holmes is unknown, it is thought that she probably died either in childbirth or shortly thereafter.
Jodie went on to marry again on 02/09/1882 to Martha Elizabeth Wood (03/22/1865 - 05/04/1943) daughter of William & Avery Ann Parker Wood. Together they had ten children. Jodie & Martha Elizabeth Wood Holmes are buried together at Hannah's Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Johnston County, North Carolina.
Billy Ray & Jean Godwin Walker - Daughter of Blaney Lewis & Sarah Holmes Godwin. Granddaughter of Jodie & Martha Wood Holmes.
Daughters of Sarah Holmes Godwin 2003 - (L-R) Helen Godwin Carroll, Ann Godwin Huff, Jean Godwin Walker - Daughters of Blaney Lewis & Sarah Holmes Godwin. Granddaughters of Jodie & Martha Wood Holmes.
Garland West (1930 - 2007) - Son of James Allen & Martha Frances Holmes West. Grandson of Jodie & Martha Wood Holmes.
Grace Stewart Jackson 2003 - Daughter of Elbert & Lula Holmes Stewart. Granddaughter of Jodie & Martha Wood Holmes.
Joseph Hiram "Jodie" & Martha Wood Holmes - Gravestone Hannah's Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Martha Elizabeth Wood Holmes ca. 1935 - Daughter of William & Avery Ann Parker Wood. Wife of Joseph "Jodie" Hiram Holmes. Mother of Jesse Allen Holmes.