David Holmes

after 1815–
Columbia, New York, United States

The Life Summary of David

When David Holmes was born after 1815, in Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Rufus Holmes, was 22 and his mother, Marcy Paine, was 25. He lived in Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States in 1850.

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David Holmes
1815–
Elizabeth
1815–

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 4
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 12
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1863
Age 48
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Possible Related Names

Holme
McComb
Thomas

Sources (2)

  • David T Holmes in household of Ruffus Holmes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: David Holmes - Published information: birth-name: David Holmes

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