Wife: Ann Rockwell (4)
John Holmes, LT:
Per wayne Olsen:
From History of Montville CT from 1640 to 1896., by Henry A. Baker. Hartford Co. 1896:
The Holmes families of Montville and Colchester appear to be very closely connected with those of Plymouth, MA, and they probably emigrated from the Plymouth Colony to CT. LT John Homes appears in Colchester and was voted an inhabitant there 22 Dec 1718. Chosen Surveyor 27 Dec 1720 and again in 1722. Selectman in 1723 and 1724.
From "The Gustin and Carlisle Genealogy", by Lester C. Gustin, 1954, Modern Press, Newton, MA:
Was born in Dorchester in 1663(?), baptized with his sister Sarah, Nov 5, 1667, and died in Colchester, CT, sometime after 1730, perhaps in 1748. The History of New London Co., p. 387 states that John Holmes and Josiah Gates were living in Colchester in 1730. John went to Dedham in 1682 or a few years previous, probably with his brother Samuel into that part of Dedham, now Readville. We find him taxed in Dedham Town Records for many things, the last entry being Dec 15, 1677. (doesn't make sense... only 10 yrs old?!!). He lived a while in Roxbury. In Jan 1689 he was granted a piece of land in Stow, where he settled and married there, first about 1690, Elizabeth Gates. He married second, in Franklin, CT, Dec 3, 1729 Ann Rockwell, born in Windsor (?) and died in Colchester(?).
March 25, 1697 he sold his grant of land. Identified as a New England carpenter and wife Elizabeth. Lot located on both sides of Heather Meadow Brook.
After his children grew up he removed to Colchester, CT, where he was voted an inhabitant, Dec 22, 1718. The early history of Colchester contains many pioneers named Gates which perhaps may account for John's removal there from Stow. He became prominent in Colchester, serving the town in various offices.
7 children, all born in Stow.
From "Chronicles of a CT Farm" compiled by Mary E. Perkins, Boston, 1905:
References to LT Holmes and location of his farm in above pub.
Revised: November 26, 2016