Frederick Holmes

1755–1814 (Age 59)
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Frederick

When Frederick Holmes was born in 1755, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Holmes, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Goode, was 27. He married Charity Edgefield before 1779, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died in 1814, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 59.

Photos & Memories (3)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Frederick Holmes
Charity Edgefield
Marriage: before 1779
Priscilla Elizabeth Holmes
Mary Ann Holmes
Lucy Ann Holmes
Mary Anna " Nancy" Holmes
Amos Holmes
Lewis Holmes
Frederick Holmes
Alicia Anna Holmes
Leodicia "Dicey" Holmes
Patience Martha Holmes

Spouse and Children

before 1779
South Carolina, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 21

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

Age 21

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Frederick Holmes -

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.