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Samuel and Lucretia Holmes of Montville, New London, Connecticut

Actually Samuel HOLMES did not live in Montville — that town was not created until after Samuel’s death; during his lifetime it was the North Parish of New London.

See [Stover] for a recent summation of what is known (and what isn’t!) about Samuel and Lucretia. This page provides some additional clues, and a correction.

Samuel and Lucretia’s son, Nathan HOLMES

See Probably Nathan: A Plausible Genealogy of Nathan Holmes of Hamilton, New York.

Correction: Nathan’s wife

[Stover] writes “A Nathan Holmes m. Grace Chapman, born in the 1770s”, with no source shown. From email correspondence with Stover, her source was [Baker] and the above name is incorrect: it should be Grace CHAPEL.

Samuel and Lucretia’s daughter, Lucretia HOLMES

From Thompson Family Magazine
Vol 2 No 3 July 1963 p. 49:

William (4) Thompson, youngest child of Isaac and Anna (Stanton) Thompson of
Montville Conn. was born July 2, 1742 and was bapt. Aug. 1742 at the 1st
Church Stonington Conn..  He married Lucretia (perhaps daughter of Samuel and
Lucretia (Bill) Holmes).  No dates are known for Lucretia Thompson.  William
died in 1834.  In the 1790 census of New London Co. Conn., William was listed
with 3 males of 16 and over (including himself), none under 16 and one female,
which would indicate that Lucretia had died.

1) Lovice b. April 6, 1769 d. Feb. 2, 1819 m. Deacon Caleb Lyon, April 22,
1792 by Rev. Rozel Cook.  They had eight children.
2)Elias b. Jan 10, 1772 d. Oct. 14, 1839 m. Rosanna Harris, dau of Ephraim
and Lydia (Beebe) Harris.  He served in the War of 1812; He later settled
in Superior twp., Washtenew Co., Michigan, near Ypsilanti, where Elias is
buried in the Highland Cemetery there in block 52. (see footnote # 1)
3) Jabez b. Feb 21, 1775 d. abt 1825 m. 1st Eunice Harding (two
children); 2nd Sarah Morgan (eight children).  He served in the War of
1812.  Jabez lived on the old Colchester Road at the corner of the road
leading from old Colchester road to Oxoboxo.  The inventory of his estate
was taken, Aug 12, 1825.  (see footnote #2)

References: Stonington Vital and Chruch Records
New London Vital, Church, Land and Probate Records
Conn. Census Records
History of Montville Conn., by Henry Baker
Michigan Cemetery Records
Footnote #1: Elias Thompson above went to Superior Twp, Washtenaw Co.
Michigan, with his son James after the death of his wife Rosanna in
Salem, Conn.  How many members of the familywent there is unknown.
Elias Thompson Jr, was in Michigan for awhile, but may not have
taken his own family.  Mary was very definately living out there about
1880, according to my grandmother.
Footnote #2: Jabez died early in life, but his widow Sarah was still
living in 1850


Henry A. Baker, History of Montville, Connecticut, Formerly the North Parish of New London, from 1640 to 1896, Case, Lockwood & Brainard (Hartford, Connecticut, 1896), “Chapel Families” (pp. 474-485).
Margaret Harris Stover, “Samuel Holmes of Montville, Connecticut”, Mayflower Quarterly V. 66, pp. 243-9 (September 2000).
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