Jonathan Harriman Holmes

11 March 1806–18 August 1880 (Age 74)
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Jonathan Harriman

When Jonathan Harriman Holmes was born on 11 March 1806, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Holmes, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Harriman, was 30. He married Marietta Carter on 13 April 1837, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 18 August 1880, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Jonathan Harriman Holmes
Elvira Annie Cowles
Marriage: 1 December 1842
Lucy Elvira Holmes
John Hendricks Holmes
Marietta Holmes
Phebe Louisa Holmes
Josephine Octavia Ann Holmes
Emma Lucinda Holmes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1842Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 6
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 24
    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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    As I (Cheryl Evans Fromm) was researching The John Sims Carter Family, there were so many intriguing forms of information. There exists John Sims Carter's own written words in a missionary journal (18 …

    Sources (50)

    • John'Th H Holmes, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jonathan H. Holmes, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Jonathan H. Holmes in entry for Marietta Welling, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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