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Clark Holmes

Obituary of Francis Holmes, Plum Point, Mississippi.

Capt. Francis Holmes, born in De Soto County, Miss., June 6, 1839, was a son of Col. Finley Holmes, one of the pioneer settlers of the county. He was a graduate of the Mississippi State University and entered the Confederate army in 1862 as a member of Company I, 29th Mississippi Regiment, Walthall's Brigade, and was promoted to a captaincy for gallantry. At the battle of Lookout Mountain he was wounded and captured and then confined at Fort Delaware until the close of the war.

Captain Holmes was married to Miss Elizabeth Clark, of Hernando, Miss., in 1866, and to them were born seven children, six of whom survive with the mother. While in prison during the war Captain Holmes became a Christian; and after his marriage he joined the Methodist Church, of which he was an active and consistent member until his death, having been a steward and trustee for more than forty years. His death occurred at his home, near Plum Point, Miss., where he had lived all his life except four years in the army; and he was laid to rest in Bethelehem Cemetery, at Capleville, Tenn.

Captain Holmes had been prominently connected with a number of business enterprises in Memphis, Tenn., and was a familiar figure in the social and commercial life of that city for many years. He retired from active business several years ago. HHe was always keenly interested in public questions and had a wide circle of friends.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1916.

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