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Marriage: Children:
  1. ELIZABETH HOLMES: Birth: 14 AUG 1751 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Death: 4 NOV 1829 in Sutton, Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada

  2. Asa Holmes: Birth: 2 MAR 1754 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. Death: in of Milo, Yates Co., New York

  3. Rachel Holmes: Birth: 31 DEC 1758 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.

  4. John Holmes: Birth: 31 DEC 1760 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Death: 12 MAY 1849 in New York

  5. Lucy Holmes: Birth: 2 JUL 1763 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.

  6. Roswell Holmes: Birth: 27 MAY 1768 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.


Sources
1. Title:   Gray, George A., The Descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury 1594-1908 (Pub. David Clapp & Son, 1908)
Page:   Page 67.
2. Title:   Vital Records
3. Title:   DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Ed., Part II (G-O) (National Society of the DAR: Washington, 1990)
4. Title:   DAR membership appl. of Vesta Westover Channon (#110,073) on John Holmes (abt.1729 - aft.1783), NSDAR, May 13, 1940
5. Title:   Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records

Notes
a. Note:   rthur Gray, 1594-1908, Pub. David Clapp & Son, 1908. Page 67. Capt. John5 Holmes (John4, John3, John2, George1). Born in Colchester, Conn., about 1729, and died in Egremont, Mass., sometime after 1783. He married in Salisbury, Conn., Jan. 21, 1750, RACHEL FELLOWS of Sheffield, most likely a relative of Colonel (afterwards General) Fellows of Sheffield, who was prominent in the Revolution. John Holmes lived in Salisbury for a few years after marriage, then moved to Sheffield, afterwards going to Egremont to live with his son Asa. He was in the Colonial War thirty weeks, from May 7, 1758, 'Company serving westward' (Mass. Archives). He was a Captain of a company of minute-men in Col. John Fellows' regiment, and marched to the Alarm of April 19, 1775; was one month and four days from home. Afterwards served as a private forty-five days in Col. John Brown's regiment in 1777 at Mt. Independence. Also forty-one days in June and July, 1778, in a detachment ordered to Albany by Gen. John Fellows. About 1762 he bought of the Indians some land on "Tannconnoch" mountain. April 6, 1777, he sold land in Sheffield to Daniel Hall of Salisbury, Conn. April 7, 1779, he (then of Egremont) sold to Nathan Benjamin fifty acres 'in the year of our Lord Christ, 1779'." _____________ From: DAR membership appl. of Vesta Westover Channon (#110,073) on John Holmes (abt.1729 - aft.1783), NSDAR, May 13, 1940. "John Holmes was a Captain of a Company of Minute Men in Col. John Fellow's Regt. and marched to the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; was one month and four days from home. Afterwards served as a Private forty-five days in Col. John Brown's Regt. in 1777 at Mt. Independence. Also 41 days in June and July 1778, in a detachment ordered to Albany by Gen. John Fellows. John Holmes commanded a company of Minute Men in Lexington Alarm." _________________ <wesleyandsharon@yahoo.com> Barbara Poole <barbarapoole@gmail.com> Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 7:49 PM subject Re: Hello Cousin! Hi Barbara, I thought you might find this interesting if you haven't already seen it. A brief mention of Captain John Holmes (you'll recall he's Moses' father-in-law) in this book which also details Colonel John Fellows (another relative). http://books.google.com/books?id=gYQ-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA153&lpg=PA153&dq=captain+john+holmes+lexington&source=bl&ots=PmpYav1Ow3&sig=yNAN8QjbEfIdNkjXYwyhFZM8bTE&hl=en&ei=P7miS9CYC5O1tgfPmo2JCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CBsQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=captain%20john%20holmes%20lexington&f=false
Note:   From: The Descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury, Compiled by George A


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