Person:Elisha Holmes (2)

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Elisha Holmes
m. 29 DEC 1667
  1. Elisha Holmes1670 - BEF 1753
  2. Mercy Holmes1673 - 1726
  3. Nathaniel Holmes1676 - BET 1746
  4. Sarah Holmes1680 - 1762
  5. John Holmes1682 - 1748
  6. Elizabeth Holmes1686 - 1701
  7. Eleazer Holmes1688 - 1754
m. 2 SEP 1695
  1. Mercy Holmes1696 - AFT 1756
  2. Elisha Holmes1698 - BET 1779
  3. Joseph Holmes1700 - BEF 1748
  4. Elizabeth Holmes1702 - AFT 1761
  5. Jabez Holmes1704 - BEF 1765
  6. Elnathan Holmes1705 - BEF 1745
  7. John Holmes1707 - 1751
  8. Sarah Holmes1709 - 1765
  9. Child Holmes1714 - 1714
m. 4 Nov 1719
  1. Rebecca Holmes1720 - 1779
  2. Nathaniel Holmes1722 - BEF 1745
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Elisha Holmes
Gender Male
Birth? 19 APR 1670 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Marriage 2 SEP 1695 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsto Sarah Bartlett
Marriage 4 Nov 1719 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Susanna Clarke
Will? 21 MAR 1745 Written
Death? BEF 3 DEC 1753 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Other? Plymouth, MassResided
Will? 3 DEC 1753 Probated
Will? 1 JAN 1754 Inventory taken

From the Bartlett Society


The will of Elisha Holmes of Plymouth dated 21 Mar 1745, proved 3 Dec 1753, names wife Susanna [and eight children now living]; unnamed children of his deceased son Elnathan; sons Elisha, Joseph, Jabez and John; daughters Mercy wife of Edward Stevens, Elizabeth wife of Elkanah Morton, Sarah wife of John Blackmer and Rebecca wife of Andrew Croswell. His friend, Nathaniel Bartlett, was executor.

From Mayflower Descendant


[from depositions regarding a lawsuit between John Doty and Nathaniel Morton, May 1697] "The Testimony of Elisha Holmes aged 26 years or there abouts... That about three years agoe I holpe Nathanael Morton mark a Black Horse Coalt and said Coalt had no artificial mark on him before said Morton marked him." Sworn 13 June, 1697, before William Bradford, Justice of the Peace.

Elisha was probably unable to write, as he signed as witness to the will of Joseph Silvester with a mark.

Plmouth Colony Deed [PR #2096]


Indenture between John Barnes, yeoman & wf Mary on ye one part... and Elisha Holmes, Sr., yeoman, Elisha Holmes, Jr., Joseph Holmes, Jabez Holmes, Mercy Silvester, Elkanah Morton & wf Elizabeth, Elnathan Holmes, John Holmes & wf Sarah, all of Plymouth on the other part... whereas several pieces & parcels of land & meadow lying & being at Monument Ponds or thereabouts in Plymouth, viz: some land at ye Mill Pond & Warren's lot so called & some land or meadow at the Whale Hole & between Tarrow's field & Silvester's land at Shifting Cove Point & t ye Burch Swamp, belong to ye sd John Barnes... & to ye sd Elisha Holmes, Sr. during his life inye right of Sarah his late wife... [to be inherited by their children]... they hold together in common & undivided.

From Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Connecticut, J.H. Beers & Co. (Chicago, 1905), pp. 833-835


(III) Elisha Holmes was reared in Plymouth, and upon reaching manhood made his home in that place. There he married a Miss Sarah Bartlett, and they had several sons.

References
  1. George E. Bowman, Editor. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 1, p. 147 (birth); 4, p. 110 (children); 13, p. 183-4, 206 (marriage); 14, p. 38 (marriage); 16, p. 38; 23, p. 206.
  2. Vital Records of Plymouth, Mass., Probate records.

    13:185 Inventory, 13:243 Division, 13:394 Account

  3. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 74, June 1968, #2, p. 91, 98-100.

    Descendants of Mr. John Holmes, Messenger of the Plymouth Court by Eugene A. Stratton, C.G., F.A.S.G.

  4. General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families in Progress. (1991), Robert Bartlett of the Anne p. 26.

    Richard Warren MFIP (1989), p. 44

  5. BARTLETT: The Bartlett Society.
  6. Lee D. van Antwerp. Vital Records of Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts to the Year 1850. (Picton Press, Camden, ME 1993), p. 7, 32-33, 87.
  7. Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr. Vital Records of Southeastern, Massachusetts, Vol. 5, p. 11, 34, 67, 71.
  8. Vital Records of Plymouth, Mass..

    Plymouth Vital Records l.11
    (First Marriage) Plymouth Vital Records I.99
    (Children's births) Plymouth Vital Records I.52
    Plymouth co. Probate Records 13:183-4 (Elisha Holmes)
    Plymouth Co. Land Records 27:26 (Elisha Holmes, etc.)
    Plymouth Vital Records p. 32 (b. 1st 7 ch.), 33 (b. Sarah), 87 (m.), 92 (his 2nd m.), 137 (d. Sarah)

  9. William T. Davis. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families. (1895; 1975), p. 138, 142.