Holmes Family

 Descendants of Johnathan Holmes - The birth of his children is recorded in, "Quaker Births from Oblong Monthly Meeting, Dutchess Co., New York".

 Holmes/Ketcham Family Bible - Published in 1755. Originally owned by Jacob Holmes. He willed it to his daughter Anne Holmes, wife of Jacob Ketcham and it has been in the Ketcham family ever since.

 Jacob Holmes Will - Jacob Holmes was born in 1750 and died in Bridgewater, Oneida Co., New York. His will was probated 16 May 1814. This will is the primary source for identifying children and the line through Anne.

 

Descendants of Johnathan Holmes

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. JOHNATHAN1 HOLMES1. He married PHOEBE HAIGHT.

Children of JOHNATHAN HOLMES and PHOEBE HAIGHT are:

i.

NICHOLAS2 HOLMES

b. 30 November 1740, Dutchess Co., New York1; d. 30 November 1740, Dutchess Co., New York1

ii.

SARAH HOLMES

b. 30 November 1740, Dutchess Co., New York1; d. 11 December 1740, Dutchess Co., New York1

iii.

NICHOLAS HOLMES

b. 25 May 1742, Dutchess Co., New York1

iv.

STEPHEN HOLMES

b. 23 April 1745, Dutchess Co., New York1

v.

JOHNATHAN HOLMES

b. 10 March 1747/48, Dutchess Co., New York1 m. Elizabeth Ketchum December 1771?10

vi.

SARAH HOLMES

b. 30 September 1750, Dutchess Co., New York1; d. 14 October 1750, Dutchess Co., New York1 Twin of Jacob.

vii.

JACOB HOLMES

b. 30 November 1750, Dutchess Co., New York; d. 15 April 1814, Bridgewater, Oneida Co., New York. Twin of Sarah Note: 2-month date discrepency between bible record and Oblong Meeting Record, likely caused by a misinterpretation of the date style.

viii.

JAMES HOLMES

b. 23 July 1753, Dutchess Co., New York1 Twin

ix.

JOHN HOLMES

b. 23 July 1753, Dutchess Co., New York1; d. 9 June 1756, Dutchess Co., New York1 Twin

x.

PHOEBE HOLMES

b. 10 July 1756, Dutchess Co., New York1

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JACOB2 HOLMES (JOHNATHAN1)2 was born 30 November 1750 in Dutchess Co., New York3, and died 15 April 1814 in Bridgewater, Oneida Co., New York4.

Children of JACOB HOLMES are:

i.

SARAH3 HOLMES

b. 7 July 17735; d. 8 September 17766

ii.

ISAAC HOLMES

b. 12 August 17777

iii.

ANNE HOLMES

b. 2 November 17808; d. 20 January 1842, Tecumseh, Lenawee Co., Michigan; m. JACOB KETCHAM

iv.

TITUS HOLMES

b. 9 August 17869

Endnotes

 

1. Quaker Births from Oblong Monthly Meeting, Dutchess County, New York.

2. Will of Jacob Holmes, Oneida Co., New York, 1814, Volume 2, Page 4, Identifies children Isaac, Titus and Anna Ketcham.

3. Bible Record - Holmes/Ketcham, (Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University 1755), Jacob Holmes was born the 30th day of November 1750. There is a 2-month date discrepancy between bible record and Oblong Meeting Record, likely caused by a misinterpretation of the date style.

4. Bible Record - Holmes/Ketcham, (Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University 1755), Jacob Holmes Departed this Life 15th April 1814.

5. Bible Record - Holmes/Ketcham, (Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University 1755), Sarah Holmes was born 7th day of July 1773.

6. Bible Record - Holmes/Ketcham, (Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University 1755), Sarah Holmes Departed this Life September the 8th Day 1776.

7. Bible Record - Holmes/Ketcham, (Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University 1755), Isaac Holmes was born August 12th Day 1777.

8. Bible Record - Holmes/Ketcham, (Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University 1755), Anne Holmes was born 2nd day of November 1780.

9. Bible Record - Holmes/Ketcham, (Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University 1755), Titus Holmes was born 9th day of August 1786.

10. Marriage Record, Early Connecticut Marriages to 1800 in Norfolk, Litchfield Co, Ct. Congregational Church, formed 1760, Jonathan Holmes & Elizabeth Ketchum, Dec 1771, transcribed by Ray Brown.

 

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