George Washington Holmes

30 December 1807–26 June 1887 (Age 79)
Short Creek Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Holmes was born on 30 December 1807, in Short Creek Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Holmes, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth McNabb, was 35. He married Mary A Criplever on 19 January 1837, in North Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 26 June 1887, in North Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Conotton Cemetery, Conotton, Harrison, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Holmes
Mary A Criplever
Marriage: 19 January 1837
Jacob M. Holmes
Isaac C Holmes
Samuel Wilson Holmes
John M. Holmes
Martha E Holmes
Phoebe A. Holmes
Luther L. Holmes
Edward Smith Holmes
Mary Alice Holmes
Ora A. Holmes
Emma Holmes

Spouse and Children

19 January 1837
North Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States


    Jacob M. Holmes


    Isaac C Holmes


    Samuel Wilson Holmes


    John M. Holmes


    Luther L. Holmes


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 3

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Geo Holmes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Holmes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Holmes, "United States Census, 1850"

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