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Holmes burials in Salem, New London County

Source: Hale Collection,
Connecticut Headstone Inscriptions Vol. 41
(Microfilm 0003360 from Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah). (n.b. no Home surname in index) [Footnotes are by RSH.]

Old Rathbone Cemetery (317-5) in northeast part of town, near Gardner Lake

Copied by H. W. House November 14, 1934:

Page Inscription
7 Holmes, Lucy, died Jan. 21, 1871, age 84 yrs.
Holmes, John, died July 13, 1823, age 67 yrs. (Lexington Alarm) (Revolutionary War marker)
Holmes, Anna, died Jan. 8, 1810, age 51 yrs.
Holmes, Henry G., died Aug. 10, 1828, age 28 yrs.
Holmes, Elizabeth, died Jan. 23, 1853, age 55 yrs.

Wesley Brown Cemetery (317-7) near Wesley Brown place

Copied by H. C. Lester November 9, 1934:

Page Inscription
10 Holmes, Elias P., (Co. A, 26th Regt. Conn. Vols.) died Sept 20, 1892 (G.A.R. marker)

Copied by H. W. House November 9, 1934:

Page Inscription
17 Holmes, Lucy, wife of Samuel 2nd, died Aug. 15, 1827, age 65 yrs.
Holmes, Lucretia, wife of Samuel, died Sept. 20, 1820, age 95 yrs. [1]
Holmes, William, son of Samuel & Lucy, died June 6, 1819, age 46 yrs. [2]
Holmes, Samuel, died Apr. 22, 1852, age 89 yrs.
Holmes, David, died Dec. 27, 1847, age 38 yrs.
Holmes, Sophia, died Mar. 2, 1845, age 55 yrs.

[1] [Baker] (p. 329) cites this inscription but incorrectly says “aged 93 years”.
[2] [Stover] says William’s age at death was 16 years, which makes much more sense. As of August 2016, the lower part of the gravestone for Lucy, Lucretia, and William is buried and the date and age for William are unreadable.IMG_1460

DeWolf Cemetery (317-24) near Gardner Lake

Copied by H. C. Lester November 13, 1934:

Page Inscription
39 Holmes, Capt. George, died Feb. 6, 1759, age 57 yrs.

References

[Baker]
Henry A. Baker, History of Montville, Connecticut, Formerly the North Parish of New London, from 1640 to 1896, Case, Lockwood & Brainard (Hartford, Connecticut, 1896), “Holmes Families” (pp. 327-332).
[Stover]
Margaret Harris Stover, “Samuel Holmes5–6 of Montville, Connecticut” Mayflower Quarterly, V. 66, Sep. 2000 (pp. 243–9).
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