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James Monroe Holmsley
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Birth: May 2, 1838
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1881
Comanche County
Texas, USA

Obit of J.M. Holmsley
May 28, 1881 , Comanche County, Texas
Capt. J. M. Holmsley Died, at his residence in Comanche, Texas at ten minutes past 12, Thursday night, April 28th, 1881, Captain James Monroe HOLMSLEY, aged 42 years, 11 months and 24 days. Captain HOLMSLEY was the son of Burwell J. and Lucinda HOLMSLEY, and was born May 4, 1838, in Richland Valley, Madison county, Arkansas. His father immigrated to Texas in 1853, and in 1854 settled on Holmsley's creek, then in the territory of Coryelle county, but since 1854, in Comanche county. Captain HOLMSLEY was first in the territory now comprising Comanche county on the 19th day of December, 1854. He was then sixteen years old, and was one of the scouts which followed the first marauding Indians that depredated upon the first settlers of Comanche county, and for a series of years following the Indian troubles grew worse and no man in Comanche county was more constantly in the saddle day and night than Captain Holmsley. His first service under orders from the state was in Captain T.C. FROST's ranging company, in the winter of 1857. Immediately after the ordinance of secession was passed by Texas, Colonel H.E. McCULLOUGH was ordered to raise a regiment to capture the posts on our frontier. Captain HOLMSLEY went into this regiment as a first lieutenant and was soon after promoted to captain, and remained in constant active service during the entire struggle. He went in first and came out last. At the close of the war he returned to Comanche and, in 1866, engaged in the mercantile business, and for several years carried on an extensive cattle trade from Texas to Kansas city, Missouri. On the 15th day of July, 1869, he was married to Miss Araminta CORUM, of Bosque county, Texas, who,together with his five promising children (four boys and one daughter) survives him..

Transcribed by Judy MichaelsThe Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, Saturday, May 28, 1881 found on Texas Comanche County Transcriptions from Early Newspapers This information may be freely used for personal use if credit is given but may not be used fo profit.
Family links: 
  Burrell J Holmsley (1807 - 1891)
  Lucinda Wagnon Holmsley (1814 - 1866)
  Araminta Corum Holmsley (1847 - 1933)
  Julia Ann Holmsley Collier (1832 - 1886)*
  Thomas Jefferson Holmsley (1834 - 1903)*
  Amanda M Holmsley Mead (1836 - 1918)*
  James Monroe Holmsley (1838 - 1881)
  Martha Jane Holmsley Kittle (1841 - 1891)*
  William L. Holmsley (1843 - 1860)*
  Francis Marion Holmsley (1845 - 1916)*
  Burrell Sutton Holmsley (1849 - 1915)*
  Arabella Holmsley Lanfear (1852 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Sacred to the memory of J M Holmsley
Consort of Araminta Holmsley
Oakwood Cemetery
Comanche County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Virginia Lee Brown
Originally Created by: Russ Davies
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
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James Monroe Holmsley
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