Cynthia Holmes

Brief Life History of Cynthia

When Cynthia Holmes was born on 12 December 1804, in Lincoln, Georgia, United States, her father, Elisha Warren Holmes Sr, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Stovall, was 26. She married David Brumfield on 23 November 1823, in Lincoln, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 July 1884, in Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Magee, Simpson, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Brumfield
Cynthia Holmes
Marriage: 23 November 1823
Elijah Brumfield
John Brumfield
William Brumfield
Emily Brumfield
Evaline Brumfield
Angeline Brumfield
Elisha Kelly Brumfield
Isaac Preston Brumfield
Jesse Elijah Brumfield
Louisa T. Brumfield
Cynthia Jane Brumfield
James Brumfield
Davis Brumfield

Sources (4)

  • Cyntha Brumfield in household of Davis Brumfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cynthia Holmes Brumfield, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cynthia Holmes in entry for Davis Brumfield, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"

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World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1811 · The Savannah Riots

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: either from the plural form of Holme , or else a variant of Holme or Home , with excrescent -s (see Holm ).

Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald (Ayrshire), or possibly from another place so called in the barony of Inchestuir (Angus). Both placenames likely derive from the plural form of Middle English, Older Scots holm ‘islet, raised land in a marsh’ (see Holm ).

Scottish and Irish: adopted for Scottish Gaelic and Irish Mac Thómais, Mac Thómais (see McComb ). In parts of western Ireland, Holmes is also a variant of Cavish, from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas . Early bearers in Ireland were probably immigrants from Scotland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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