Hugh Holmes

8 November 1768–19 January 1825 (Age 56)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Hugh

When Hugh Holmes was born on 8 November 1768, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Colonel Joseph Holmes, was 22 and his mother, Rebecca Hunter, was 19. He married Elizabeth Briscoe on 20 December 1791. He died on 19 January 1825, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Holmes
1768–1825
Elizabeth Briscoe
1772–1836
Marriage: 20 December 1791

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 December 1791

Parents and Siblings

    Colonel Joseph Holmes

    Male1746–1794Male

    Female1749–1806Female

siblings

(11)

    Male1768–1825Male

    David Holmes

    Male1770–1832Male

    Elizabeth Holmes

    Female1770–1828Female

    Magarett Holmes

    Female1771–1806Female

    Rebecca Holmes

    Female1779–1835Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 8

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 18

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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