Creator

Date Original

1850

Description

The United States of America, under President Zachary Taylor, issued this land grant to Finley Holmes.This land patent is for section twenty-seven, township 9 south, range 4 west which lays in modern day Desha county.

Biographical/Historical Note

Finley Holmes was born March 24, 1802, in South Carolina to an Irish immigrant of the same name. He married Emily G. Raines in 1823. It is unclear if he lived in Arkansas for any length of time, but he owned 12,000 acres of land in both Desha and Jefferson counties, which he divided and gave to his seven sons, including Abercrombie, a farmer in Desha County. Finley Holmes built his plantation home on theTennessee and Mississippi state line in 1852. He died September 24, 1885, in Mississippi.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Mississippi; Tennessee; South Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.009.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Finley Holmes land grant, SMC.009.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Finley Holmes land grant, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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