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Matthew HOLMES
Mary Anna ANDERSON
Husband:  Matthew HOLMES
Birth:  1840 or 1842/3, IL
Death:  1885
Occupation:  farmer
Father almost certainlyJames HOLMES
Mother almost certainlyRebecca ANYAN
Marriage:  ca. 1869/70
Wife:  Mary Anna ANDERSON
Birth:  1851/2, IL
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  born in IL
Mother:  born in ?
Children born in Alexander Co., IL:
1.  Ernest S. HOLMES, b. 1871/2
2.  Aaron HOLMES, b. 1873/4
3.  Clarence HOLMES, b. ca. 1875/6?
4.  Leonora Adaline HOLMES, b. 8 Oct 1877; d. 17 Nov 1932; m. 24 May 1893, Alexander Co., IL, William Henry HOLSHOUSER (1876-1965)
5.  Margaret HOLMES, b. Dec 1879
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois

Sources:

1a.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:  not found.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index:  Illinois, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-250):  not found.

2.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 58):  Unity P.O., Alexander Co., IL, Roll M653_156, p. 87, PN 87, 581/581, enumerated 11 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John H Brown 31 M   Farmer 2000 1000 Illinois
[John's wife, children, nieces, nephews, et al.]
Matthew Holmes 16 M   Laborer     Illinois

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 15):  Santa Fee [Fe] P.O., Santa Fee [Fe] Pct., Alexander Co., IL, Roll M593_188, p. 115A, PN 196, 107/107, enumerated 13 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Holmes Mathew 27 M W Laborer   30 Illinois
Holmes M A 19 F W Keeping house     "

4.  1880 Census: Every-Name-Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org); Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 33):  Township 15, Alexander Co., IL, Roll T9-0175, p. 125D, PN 20, SD 8, ED 5, enumerated 24/25 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 13 24 25 26
152 166 Holmes Mat W M 37     / Farmer IL TN IL
    ______ Mary W F 28   Wife / Keeping house " IL  
    ______ Ernest S W M  8   Son     " " IL
    ______ Aaron W M  6   Son     " " "
    ______ Clarence W M  8   Son     " " "
    ______ Leonora W F  2   Dau     " " "
    ______ Margaret W F 6/12 Dec Dau     " " "

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

8.  Messages posted to the Holmes Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

9.  Email.

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