Holmes County, Florida

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Williams/Driggers/Best (30 Dec 2005):   Jo Davis:   I need information on Jessie Mae Williams born in Graceville, Jackson County Fla, 2-1879, give or take a year.   Her parents were William Ashely Williams and Bobbie John Willie Sanders.  In the 1900 Holmes County census, she is listed with her parents under the name Jessie Mae Driggers with daughter Vera Driggers born 12-1899.

By 1910 she is married to James Martin Best (son of William Best and Missouri).  Their children that I know of are Vera (12-3-1899), Glen (11-6-1906), Lexie Mae (1-30-1910), James Wilmore (6-13-1911), Clarence (no date), Moses E. (2-19-1914), Martha Oville (10-10-1917).  All except Vera were fathered by James Best.

Vera married an Ivey Sapp sometime before 1920 but he died within a year.  Believe his parents were George B Sapp and Mary.  He is supposed to be from Sampson, Ala.  Need information on him also.  Believe Jessie moved to Pensacola, Escambia County, sometime after 1910.  Do not know where her children were born, if Holmes or what county.  You can email me at the above address.  Thanks.

Gillis Family (November, 2001):   George Lowery has been researching the Gillis family of Holmes County and would like to share what he has so gathered so far so that others can use it to help them locate their loved ones.  Also, he hopes that any corrections that may be necessary will be sent to him.  His wife is also assisting him in this endeavor.  Here's what he has so far:  Gillis (sorry - file unavailable)

Harrison Ancestors (October, 2001): Marsha Harrison is requesting assistance to find her Harrison ancestors.  Her great-great grandfather was Henry M Harrison and he married Mary Jane Dyson and together that had several children.  Their youngest Henry James Harrison (Jim) Marsha's great-grandfather.  Henry James Harrison married Addie Pate and they had five (5) children:




        Altie:  Born April 11, 1925; married a many by the name of Travis Hayes and then disappeared in 1943.

        Ida Coe:  Who is Marsha's grandmother had one son named Jimmy Eugene Harrison who is Marsha's father.




This page was last updated on: 30 Dec 2005