Mary Frances Holmes

Female1810–22 August 1872

Brief Life History of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Holmes was born in 1810, in Tennessee, United States, her father, David Oliver Holmes, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Hensley, was 23. She married Johnathan Roberts on 11 September 1836, in Clinton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 22 August 1872, in Lafayette Township, Clinton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Johnathan Roberts
1806–1880
Mary Frances Holmes
1810–1872
Marriage: 11 September 1836
Mary Elizabeth Roberts
1831–1919
David Roberts
1833–1912

Sources (7)

  • Franis Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Holmes - Government record: birth: 1810; Tennessee, United States
  • Frances Holmes in entry for Jonathan Roberts, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1836Clinton, Missouri, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1812

    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 2

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 20

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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.

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