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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Surname Saturday -- HOLMES (4 Generations) MA, CT, MA to Quebec, Canada


The HOLMES line had roots in Massachusetts, then Connecticut, Massachusetts, and then to Quebec, Canada. I have listed generations three to six below. My direct lines are in green.  If you have any of these names and wish to share information, please contact me. 

Descendants of JOHN HOLMES

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN HOLMES  (JOHN, GEORGE) was born 1663 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died Aft. 1730 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.  He married (1) ELIZABETH GATES 1690 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS GATES and ELIZABETH FREEMAN.  She was born October 12, 1671 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died December 14, 1726 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.  He married (2) ANN ROCKWELL December 03, 1729 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOHN ROCKWELL and ANNE SKINNER.  She was born January 18, 1703/04 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
     
Children of JOHN HOLMES and ELIZABETH GATES were:
                   i.    ELIZABETH HOLMES, b. 1692, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. May 27, 1760, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; m. SAMUEL LOOMIS, December 12, 1717, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
                  ii.    GEORGE HOLMES, b. 1694, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. April 1759; m. (1) CATHERINE WELCH; m. (2) SARAH CHAPMAN, March 28, 1736, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
                 iii.    DOROTHY HOLMES, b. 1696, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; m. CLEMENT DANIELS, 1720, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
                 iv.    MARY HOLMES, b. 1698, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) AARON PERKINS, December 18, 1723; b. November 29, 1700, New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut; d. 1763; m. (2) JOHN WAY, November 21, 1727, New London (now Montville), New London Co., Connecticut.
2.               v.    JOHN HOLMES, b. 1700, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. September 19, 1785, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
                 vi.    SARAH HOLMES, b. 1702, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1745; m. THOMAS GUSTIN / GURSTIN, June 07, 1722, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
                vii.    ANN HOLMES, b. June 01, 1704, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. May 13, 1739, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; m. JOSEPH LOVETT, April 03, 1734, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; d. January 10, 1754, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  
Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN HOLMES (JOHN, JOHN, GEORGE) was born 1700 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died September 19, 1785 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.  He married (1) MARY HARRIS Aft. September 1728, daughter of JAMES HARRIS and SARAH ROGERS.  She was born November 01, 1702 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut, and died March 13, 1761 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.  He married (2) MARY (__). Aft. 1761.  She was born 1715, and died August 28, 1785 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
     
Children of JOHN HOLMES and MARY HARRIS were:
                   i.    ANN HOLMES, b. June 01, 1724, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; m. DAVID JEWELL, 1765, Prob. Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
                  ii.    DOROTHY HOLMES, b. August 14, 1726, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
3.              iii.    JOHN HOLMES, b. Abt. 1729, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; d. Aft. 1783, Egremont, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
                 iv.    JAMES HOLMES, b. January 01, 1731/32, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; d. February 21, 1812, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; m. (1) SARAH JEWELL, April 01, 1755, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; m. (2) SARAH STODDARD, February 29, 1772, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
  
Generation No. 3

3.  JOHN HOLMES (JOHN, JOHN, JOHN, GEORGE) was born Abt. 1729 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died Aft. 1783 in Egremont, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.  He married RACHEL FELLOWS January 21, 1750/51 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOHN FELLOWS and JERUSHA DOUGLAS.  She was born January 31, 1732/33 in Plainfield, Windham Co., Connecticut, and died in (Prob.) Egremont, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
     
Children of JOHN HOLMES and RACHEL FELLOWS were:
4.                i.    ELIZABETH HOLMES, b. August 14, 1751, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. November 04, 1829, Sutton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada.
5.               ii.    ASA HOLMES, b. March 02, 1754, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; d. of Milo, Yates Co., New York.
                 iii.    RACHEL HOLMES, b. December 31, 1758, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
                 iv.    JOHN HOLMES, b. December 31, 1760, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. May 12, 1849, New York; m. (1) RUTH FOWLER; m. (2) ESTHER WILCOX ENSWORTH.
                  v.    LUCY HOLMES, b. July 02, 1763, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
                 vi.    ROSWELL HOLMES, b. May 27, 1768, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
  
Generation No. 4

4.  ELIZABETH HOLMES (JOHN, JOHN, JOHN, JOHN, GEORGE) was born August 14, 1751 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, and died November 04, 1829 in Sutton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada.  She married MOSES WESTOVER December 02, 1767 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, son of JOHN WESTOVER and RACHEL MORTON.  He was born March 24, 1743/44 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, and died November 23, 1826 in Sutton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada.
     
Children of ELIZABETH HOLMES and MOSES WESTOVER were:
                   i.    MOSES WESTOVER, b. December 03, 1768, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; m. HANNAH HOPKINS; b. New York.
                  ii.    ASA WESTOVER, b. September 06, 1770, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. April 22, 1832, St. Armand E. (Frelighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada; m. (1) MARY CURRIE, October 06, 1793, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; b. December 25, 1775, Caldwell's Manor, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada; d. November 12, 1801, St. Armand E. (Frelighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada; m. (2) FLORIDA MCCALLUM, September 12, 1801; b. 1782, Scotland; d. November 12, 1836, St. Armand E. (Frelighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.
                 iii.    SILAS WESTOVER, b. January 30, 1772, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1824, Ontario, Canada; m. CHRISTIANA LUCINDA FELL, 1799, Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada; b. 1788, Newfoundland, Canada; d. Aft. 1825.
                 iv.    JOHN WESTOVER, b. January 22, 1774, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1861, of Sutton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada; m. RUTH (__) W/O JOHN WESTOVER; b. Abt. 1782, United States; d. Bet. 1851 - 1861.
                  v.    AMASA WESTOVER, b. May 15, 1776, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. October 30, 1799, Quebec, Canada; m. POLLY WATERHOUSE.
                 vi.    ELIZABETH WESTOVER, b. September 18, 1777, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. March 09, 1778, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
                vii.    LYMAN WESTOVER, b. March 14, 1779, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. July 08, 1810, Dunham, New York; m. POLLY MCKEAN, August 10, 1800, Bethlehem, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; b. August 11, 1777, Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut; d. 1854, Burwick, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada.
               viii.    CLARRY WESTOVER, b. November 28, 1780, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. August 24, 1781, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
                 ix.    ELIZABETH WESTOVER, b. September 10, 1782, Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
                  x.    STEPHEN WESTOVER, b. October 11, 1786, Caldwell's Manor, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada; d. October 05, 1825, Sutton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada; m. DORINDA BALL, December 09, 1816, Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada; b. 1794; d. 1838, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 5.  ASA HOLMES (JOHN, JOHN, JOHN, JOHN, GEORGE) was born March 02, 1754 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, and died in of Milo, Yates Co., New York.  He married (1) TABITHA FULLER, daughter of JOHN FULLER and MARGARET FULLER.  She died 1782.  He married (2) ELIZABETH (PAINTER) CARVER
     
Child of ASA HOLMES and TABITHA FULLER was:
                   i.    STEPHEN HOLMES, d. of Tompkins Co., New York; m. NANCY WOODWORTH; d. of Tompkins Co., New York.