Gartman Family of Pike Co.,MS
submitted the following article from a book called 'Pike County Mississippi
1798-1876 Pioneer Families and Confederate Soldiers Reconstruction and
Redemption' written by Luke Ward Conerly and published by Brandon Printing
Company in 1909.
Elisha Holmes,Jr.,settled on Varnal Creek and was the father of Thomas
H. Holmes,who married Telitha Duncan,daughter of James Duncan and Winnie
Carmon.His daughters were Polly,Ellen,Emily,Harriet and Sarah,who married
George Gartman,and Elizabeth (Betsey),who married Dave Gartman.
Benjamin Holmes,the husband of Mary Sumrall,settled on the east side of
Magees Creek some two miles north of China GroveHe was a farmer and bell
manufacturer.He made them by hand in his shop and supplied the people with
bells.He raised a large family of boys and girls and was the father of
Dave and Capt. John Holmes,the last Captain of the Quitman Guards,and Benny
Holmes of the same company;James and Needham and Betsey,Mary Ann and Emily.All
the Holmes whose names may be found in the rolls of the several military
companies of Pike and incorporated in this book sprung from Elisha Holmes,Sr.,and
Sally Stovall,those glorious old Georgia ancestors,like the rest of them,who
first planted themselves in the wilds of the Mississippi Territory,gave
to the Confederacy its heroes and its heroines.
Gilbert Grubbs came from Georgia.He married Elizabeth Sandifer.She was
the daughter of Peter Sandifer,Sr.,who settled on Magees Creek in 1820,the
year of the great Pacific-Atlantic hurricane,and a sister of William,Jackson,Peter,Jr.,and
Robert.Gilbert settled on Union Creek in the same period with John Warren.He
was the father of Benjamin Grubbs,Peter and Gilbert,Jr.Benjamin was the
father of Henry Grubbs.His wife was Ellen Gartman,a daughter of Bartholomew
Gartman,from Germany.Bartholomew Gartman's wife was a daughter of Daniel
O'Quin,Nellie,from North Carolina.Her brothers were Daniel,Ezekial and
Jehu O'Quin.Bartholomew Gartman and Nellie O'Quin were the parents of George,David,Josiah,John
and Perry Gartman and Cynthia,who married Joe Deer;Katie,who married Charles
Carter in Louisiana;Mary,who married Elias Smith;Caroline,who married William
Grubbs,and Ellen,who married Benjamin Grubbs.
George Gartman married Sarah Holmes,daughter of Elisha Holmes,Jr.