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William Livingston Holmes
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Birth: May 30, 1807
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1879
Oregon City
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA

A member of the 1843 wagon train from Missouri to Oregon. He was the first sheriff of Clackamas County, Oregon Territory from 1845 to 1852. He was the nephew of Samuel J. Hensley who became a millionaire in Santa Clara County, CA. In 1843, Clackamas county stretched from the Rocky Mountain Divide to parts of Puget Sound, and north to the 54th parallel. This region included the present-day states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, portions of Montana and Wyoming, and half of the province of British Columbia. By law, in 1844 the northern boundary of the county changed to the Columbia River. On April 29, 1863 William Livingston and Mary Holmes deeded five acres of land for $5.00 to the city council of Oregon City for the use as a public cemetery. They also deeded one acre to the Masonic Lodge for their use as a cemetery. In 1847 William L. Holmes built Rose Farm, which is still standing in Oregon City.

Plot: Masonic section, Lot 17, Grave 4 
Family links: 
  David Oliver Holmes (1777 - 1869)
  Mary Ann Louise Campbell Holmes (1813 - 1884)*
  Minerva M Holmes O'Neill (1836 - 1918)*
  Frances Evelyn Holmes (1842 - 1881)*
  Mary Louise Holmes (1845 - 1915)*
  William N B Holmes (1848 - 1880)*
  Ermina Holmes (1850 - 1867)*
  Theadore Edwin H Holmes (1855 - 1898)*
  William Livingston Holmes (1807 - 1879)
  Samuel E Holmes (1813 - 1905)*
  Paul Holmes (1815 - 1885)*
  Sarah Ann Holmes Vaughn (1827 - 1902)*
  Henry P Holmes (1832 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Came to Oregon 1843
Died at his home Rose Farm
Mountain View Cemetery
Oregon City
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section MASONIC, Block 17, Lot 4
Created by: Carol Yates Wilkerson
Record added: Apr 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18961063
William Livingston Holmes
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William Livingston Holmes
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William Livingston Holmes was my great great grandmother - Eliza Holmes Albright - uncle.
- Carol Rice Vigil
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014
Flowers from a Roberts/Holmes relative.
- Luanne Henthorn
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013

- Erin
 Added: Jul. 15, 2012
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