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Joshua Holmes

Also Known As: "Joshua Holmes ll"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Westerly, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: November 23, 1729 (51)
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Holmes and Abigail Avery
Husband of Fear Holmes
Father of Joshua Holmes; Lt. John Holmes; Abigail Brown; Temperance Treadway; Thankful Swan and 4 others
Brother of Mary Thompson and John Holmes
Half brother of Abigail Avery; Marie Chesebrough; Samuel Chesebrough, Jr.; William Chesebrough, Sr.; Sarah Bolton and 2 others

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About Joshua Holmes

Joshua lived with his father's family in Westerly, Washington Count y, Rhode Island. During his youth and early manhood, and before he reach ed his majority, he became acquainted with Miss Fear Sturges of Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, whose house he often visited with increasing pleasure, until they married. He bought large tracts of land in what became North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut which was intersected by the highway from Pawcatuck Bridge to Voluntown, at, above and below the junction of the highway leading from there to the Wyassup Reservoir where he built their dwelling house and lived to his death.


HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, county of New London, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1649 to 1900, by Richard Anson Wheeler, New London, CT, 1900, p. 435, 436


Joshua lived with his father's family in Westerly, Washington Count y, Rhode Island. During his youth and early manhood, and before he reach ed his majority, he became acquainted with Miss Fear Sturges of Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, whose house he often visited with increasing pleasure, until they married. He bought large tracts of land in what became North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut which was intersected by the highway from Pawcatuck Bridge to Voluntown, at, above and below the junction of the highway leading from there to the Wyassup Reservoir where he built their dwelling house and lived to his death.

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1678: Joshua Holmes was born.

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 384; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS)

Note: Joshua Holmes lived with his father's family in Westerly, Rhode Island during his youth and young manhood. Before he reached his majority, he became acquainted with Miss Fear Sturgess, of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, whose house he often visited with increasing pleasure, until they were married, November 21, 1698. Miss Sturgess was the daughter. of Edward Sturgess, who came to this country from England to Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1634, and settled in Yarmouth. Mr. Holmes bought large tracts of land in Stonington, Conn., and now No. Stonington, near Wyassup Pond, upon which he built a dwelling house that he occupied during his life. They had nine children. Thomas Holmes, their son, is mentioned with Daniel Brown as giving the land for the first Baptist Church, now No. Stonington, Connecticut, and now No. Stonington, near Wyassup Pond, upon which he built a dwelling house that he occupied during life. They had nine children. Thomas Holmes, their son, is mentioned with Daniel Brown as giving the land for the first Baptist Church, now North Stonington.

"Brown Genealogy, 1628-1907" by Cyrus Henry Brown; II:212; Guardian Press; Button Falls Road; Edmiston, New York; 1997 (929.B877-25 LAPL) (929.20973 B881YB 1983 CSL)

1669: "In the year 1669 the whole region then embraced by Westerly contained only about thirty families. These during this year in May 1669 by an act of the colony were incorporated and the township of Westerly received its name.

1669, May 18: Copying from the town records we find: "A List of the Free Inhabitants of the Towne of Westerle: John Crandall, Edward Larkin, Stephen Wilcox, John Lewis, James Cross, Jonathan Armstrong, John Maxson, Jeffree Champion, Sen., John Fairfield, Daniel Cromb, Nicholas Cottrell, Shubel Painter, Tobias Saunders, Robert Burdick, John Randall, John Matkoon, John Sharp, Daniel Stanton, James Babcock, Sen., Thomas Painter, James Babcock, Jun., John Babcock, Job Babcock, Josiah Clark."

"A History of Washington and Kent Counties" by J. R. Cole; pp. 241-6; W. W Preston & Company; New York City, New York; 1889 (Gen 974.51 W31Co LAPL)

Note: Nicholas Cottrell bought Lot #21 in the Westerly purchase.

"Genealogies of Connecticut Families: from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register" Gary Boyd Roberts; p. 673; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1983 (Gen 974.6 G3265 LAPL) (974.5 RI/Genealogy N-W SCGS)

1729: Joshua Holmes died.

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 384; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS)

"Joshua Holmes of Stonington, Connecticut" 142:172 from the "NEHGS Register"; Jane Fletcher Fiske, editor; New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; July 1861 (974.0 NEa SCGS) (974.42 R68Ro LAPL) (974.48 S41 NYSL)

1698: Joshua Holmes married Fear Sturgis at Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

"American Marriage Records Before 1699" compiled by William Montgomery Clemens; p. 118; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1975 (974.0 NEa Vitals/Marriage SCGS)

1698, November 21: Joshua, Jr., son of Joshua Holmes, Sr. married Fear Sturgis and had: 1) Joshua, III., born August 14, 1700; married December 6, 1721, Mary Richardson; died October 2, 1777; 2) John, born June 10, 1702; 3) Abigail (see below); 4) Temperance, born January 29, 1707; 5) Thankful (see below); 6) Thomas, born January 1, 1711; 7) Mary (see below); 8) Bethiah, born July 29, 1715; 9) Marvin (daughter) born November 17, 1717 married Joshua Holmes and died November 23, 1729.

"Early Settlers of Westerly, Rhode Island" by J. D. Champlin from the "Genealogies of Connecticut Families: New England Historical and Genealogical Register" Gary Boyd Roberts; p. 678; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1983 (Gen 974.6 G3265 LAPL)

1698, November 21: Joshua Holmes married Fear Sturgis at Stonington, Connecticut.

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 384; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS)

Before he reached his majority, he became acquainted with Miss Fear Sturgess, of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, whose house he often visited with increasing pleasure, until they were married.

1698, November 21: Joshua Holmes married Fear, the daughter. of Edward Sturgess.

"Brown Genealogy, 1628-1907" by Cyrus Henry Brown; II:212; The Everett Press Company; Boston, Massachusetts; 1907 (929.B877-25 LAPL) (929.20973 B881YB 1983 CSL)

"Joshua Holmes of Stonington, Connecticut" CLXXXXII:172 from the "NEHGS Register" Jane Fletcher Fiske, editor; New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; July 1861 (974.0 NEa SCGS) (974.42 R68Ro LAPL) (974.48 S41 NYSL)


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Joshua Holmes's Timeline

1678
August 29, 1678
Westerly, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1700
August 14, 1700
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1702
August 10, 1702
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
1703
February 28, 1703
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1707
January 29, 1707
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1708
November 12, 1708
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1711
January 19, 1711
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1713
March 19, 1713
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut