Benjamin Mulberry Holmes

24 April 1738–August 1795 (Age 57)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin Mulberry

When Benjamin Mulberry Holmes was born on 24 April 1738, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Holmes, was 34 and his mother, Ann Mulberry, was 23. He married Mary Hall on 30 November 1761. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in August 1795, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Mulberry Holmes
1738–1795
Zilpah Holmes
1757–1815
Marriage: about 1780
Benjamin Holmes
1780–
Ann Holmes
1783–1825
Eliza Holmes
1790–
Hannah Holmes
1792–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1780
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(4)

    Benjamin Holmes

    Male1780–Male

    Ann Holmes

    Female1783–1825Female

    Eliza Holmes

    Female1790–Female

    Hannah Holmes

    Female1792–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1704–1752Male

    Ann Mulberry

    Female1715–1779Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1738–1795Male

    Female1739–1821Female

    Sarah Holmes

    Female1742–1790Female

    Elizabeth Holmes

    Female1744–1779Female

    Lydia Holmes

    Female1746–1772Female

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776

Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 38

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 48

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme .2 Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.3 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais ( see McComb ). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Mulberry Holmes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Benj. Mull Holmes in entry for George Holmes, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Benjamin Mulberry Holmes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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