Who was Captain Holmes who married Susan/Susanna in Pennsylvania before 1810?

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My 2nd Great Grandmother, Matilda Wells, said that her parents were George Wells, of Springfield, Chester, Pennsylvania, and Susan, the widow of Captain Holmes. I believe that George Wells was living in Ridley Twp, Delaware County, Pennsylvania at the time of his marriage to Susan. I am trying to find Susan's maiden name and the name of her first husband, Captain Holmes.
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This record does not match your description. However, it is the only record I can find that remotely matches. Perhaps there is a connection. I'm posting this for you, just in case it may give you a hint on where to search. There are also 2 records indicating A. Burling, b 1780, marrying Holmes in PA in 1813.


Name: Capt. CHolmes
Marriage Year: 1813
Marriage Place: New York
Spouse: Ann Burling
Full Text: Burling,Ann,m.Capt.C.Holmes in New York (CC.Sept.8,1813)
Source information: Index of Marriages in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel 1784 to 1840, page 559


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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hi this is some people related ancestors to mine     .  HOPE THIS HELPS   FOUND ON  free pages .genealogy. rootsweb. George wells  born may 10 1785 springfield

twp. chester co. pa  (contact to get info between )    married elizabeth wells 1810

chester co. penn.     married susan holmes.    I a m thinking holmes is susan last name.     as elizabeth  mother is honor wells holmes and father william holmes  listed on ohio family group sheet  for /

George wells family.    fgs-project.com /oh  the holmes,wells,browns intermarried alot.  elzabeth  parents are my ancestor  grandparents.  hope this helps as we may be distant cousins.
by x x G2G1 (1.7k points)
Thank you for your comment. About a month ago my cousin found the information we were looking for on Susan Holmes. She was first married to Thomas Holmes, abt 1803. He was a sea captain, as we had known, who was living in Ridley Twp, Delaware, Pennsylvania on 11 September 1804 when he wrote  his will mentioning Susan. We are 99% sure that he is her husband based on everything we have found on them.

At one time my cousin thought that George had married a woman named Elizabeth AFTER Susan died, but decided that they were two different persons named George. There are several, so it is confusing. I would be interested in finding out more about your George and Elizabeth--did they have any children, etc?

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