William Homes

10 January 1716–21 June 1785 (Age 69)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Homes was born on 10 January 1716, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Holmes, was 21 and his mother, Mary Franklin, was 21. He married Rebecca Dawes on 24 April 1740, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 21 June 1785, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Homes
1716–1785
Rebecca Dawes
1717–1786
Marriage: 24 April 1740
Katherine Homes
1740–
Mary Homes
1741–1834
William Homes
1742–1825
Rebecca Homes
1742–
Thomas Holmes
1743–
Benjamin Holmes
1744–
Catherine Homes
1746–
Elizabeth Homes
1746–
Sarah Homes
1748–1826
Benjamin Franklin Holmes
1760–
Benjamin Homes
1760–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 April 1740
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (2)

1776

Age 60

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 60

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: variant of Holm .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Homes in entry for Mary Homes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Homes in entry for Thomas Homes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Homes in entry for Katharine Homes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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