My Dad did some research into our genealogy. Most of that information was on a hard drive that no longer works. But, I did happen to save this small tidbit about my paternal ancestry:
John Holmes was born in Perry, Ireland in 1778. He was the son of Samuel Holmes and Elizabeth. He married Martha Allison in 1828, and was the father of Andrew William Holmes. He died in Adams, Indiana in 1854.
Andrew William Holmes was born October 12, 1837. He married Mary Elizabeth Ray on February 4, 1862. They were the parents of Levi Morris Holmes. Andrew died December 11, 1921.
Levi Morris Holmes was born August 11, 1864. He married Nancy Amanda Merrill on November 8, 1888. He died on October 10, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was father to Clarence Merrill Holmes.
Clarence Merrill Holmes was born September 25, 1895. He married Ellen Lucille Walker in June, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died May 13, 1949 in Gary, Indiana.
Clarence Merrill Holmes, Jr. was born June 5, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married Patricia on December 24, 1945 in Hammond, Indiana. He died on July 19, 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida. He had three children, all still living.
James Patrick Holmes was born in 1951 and lives in Jacksonville, Florida.