Benjamin Mulberry Holmes

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

The Life Summary 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, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. 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
Zilpha Holmes
1757–1843
Marriage: about 1780
Benjamin Holmes
1780–
Ann Holmes
1783–1825
Eliza Holmes
1790–
Hannah Holmes
1792–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1780Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +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

    English: either from the plural form of Holme , or else a variant of Holme or Home , with excrescent -s (see Holm ).Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald (Ayrshire), or possibly from another place so called in the barony of Inchestuir (Angus). Both placenames likely derive from the plural form of Middle English, Older Scots holm ‘islet, raised land in a marsh’ (see Holm ).Scottish and Irish: adopted for Scottish Gaelic and Irish Mac Thómais, Mac Thómais (see McComb ). In parts of western Ireland, Holmes is also a variant of Cavish, from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas . Early bearers in Ireland were probably immigrants from Scotland.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Holms
    Holme
    Homes

    Sources (12)

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

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