Francis Holmes

Francis Holmes (Homes) (1815-1868) was christened 7 Jul. 1815 in Pencombe, Herefordshire, England. He was the son of Francis Homes and Elizabeth Derry. He married Hannah Grittins on 13 May 1839 in Cradley, Herefordshire, England; widowed in 1841. He married Jane Hunt Melling (Mealon) on 4 Mar. 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. He was baptized by Wilford Woodruff on 31 May 1840. He died 30 Aug. 1868 in Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa.

Footnotes

Francis Homes (LCZ6-KXV), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Sep. 2021). Francis Holmes, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/francis-holmes, accessed Sep. 30, 2021). Church of England, Parish Church of Pencombe (Herefordshire), “Bishop’s Transcripts for Pencombe, 1660-1872: Baptisms, Burials, Marriages, 1660-1854,” Francis Homes, 7 Jul. 1815; Hereford County Record Office, Hereford, England; microfilm 992335, item 5, DGS 7566447, FHL. Church of England, Parish Church of Cradley (Herefordshire), “Bishop’s Transcripts for Cradley, 1660-1873: Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1660-1873,” Francis Homes and Hannah Gittins, 13 May 1839; Hereford County Record Office; microfilm 992143, DGS 7566420, image 583, FHL. “Francis Holmes,” Saints by Sea: Latter-day Saints Immigration to America (https://saintsbysea.lib.byu.edu/, accessed 30 Sep. 2021). Lynn W. Cook, Nauvoo Deaths and Marriages, 1839-1845 (Orem, UT: Grandin Book Co., 1994), 103. 1850 US Census, Lee, Lee County, IA, Francis Holmes. 1860 US Census, Jefferson Township, Lee County, IA, Francis Holmes. “Francis Holmes,” Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Lee Co., IA; Find A Grave, 18 Aug. 2013, memorial no. 115686893 (https://findagrave.com, accessed 30 Sep. 2021).

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  • Page 23

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

    Excerpt:
    20 Mary Tyler T Clark 26th Samuel Badham Francis Holmes Hannah Holmes Elizabeth James Elizabeth Birch Elizabeth Went Hannah Bishop Mary James William Embry John Birch Elizabeth Embry {Wilford Woodruff} Bap at Frooms Hill {Sunday} May 31st Mary Brooks Mary Jonsey J ...
    Dates:
    May 26, 1840 May 31, 1840 May 31, 1840 June 1, 1840 June 1, 1840
  • Page 83

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    March 9, 1840 ~ Monday 9th I Preached at Standly Hill & Baptized 7 Persons 2 of which were preachers March 10, 1840 ~ Tuesday 10th I preached at Brother Benbows or Hill farm & Baptized 12 persons 3 of which were preachers March 11, 1840 ~ Wednesday 11th [FIGURE] I wrote 4 Letters one to W. Richards, one to J Taylor, one to W. Clayton, one to Cordon Brother ...
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    March 9, 1840 March 10, 1840 March 11, 1840 March 12, 1840 March 13, 1840
  • Page 19

    Part of Mission - 1840 Record of British Converts

    Excerpt:
    ^20^ Mary Tyler T Clark 26th Samuel Badham Francis Holmes Hannah Holmes Elizabeth James Elizabeth Birch Elizabeth Went Hannah Bishop Mary James William Embry John Birch Elizabeth Embry {Wilford Woodruff} Bap at Frooms Hill {[illegible]} May 31st Mary Brooks Mary ...
    Dates:
    May 26, 1840 May 31, 1840 May 31, 1840 June 1, 1840 June 1, 1840