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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Benjamin Mulberry Holmes
Zilpah Holmes
Marriage: about 1780
Benjamin Holmes
Ann Holmes
Eliza Holmes
Hannah Holmes

Spouse and Children

about 1780
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Benjamin Holmes


    Ann Holmes


    Eliza Holmes


    Hannah Holmes


Parents and Siblings


    Ann Mulberry






    Sarah Holmes


    Elizabeth Holmes


    Lydia Holmes


+1 More Child

World Events (4)


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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