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Elisha Holmes (abt. 1789 - 1870)

Elisha Holmes
Born about in Chebogue, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canadamap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 4 Apr 1811 in Yarmouth,N.S.,
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Died at about age 81 in Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canadamap [uncertain]
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Elisha Holmes lived in Canada.
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Elisha Holmes lived in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Elisha Holmes was born March 10, 1789 at Chebogue, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia[1]. He was the son of Deacon Nathaniel Holmes and Abigail Kimball of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.[2]

Elisha married Lydia Trefry, the daughter of Joshua Pitman Trefry and Elizabeth Kinnie of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on April 04, 1811 in Chebogue, Nova Scotia.[1] [2]

Elisha Holmes removed from Chebogue to Hantsport c. 1823.

Their children included:

  1. Samuel, born January 7, 1812, who died young
  2. Lydia, born January 7, 1813, who married James Frizzle[3]
  3. George, born September 16, 1814, who died young
  4. Elizabeth Mary, born May 16, 1816, who married James Nun
  5. George, born March 13, 1818, who married Mercy Michener
  6. Elisha, born Feb 18, 1820, who married Sarah Anne Frost, and then married Matilda Lynch and third married Adeline Bill[4]
  7. John Whitman, born November 23, 1821, who married Sarah R. Bailey, daughter of Joseph, and then married Grace Anne (Holmes) Trefry, widow of Joseph Nelson Trefry[5]
  8. William, born June 24, 1824 in Hants County, who married Matilda Loomer and Jane Fielding[6]
  9. Ruth Hannah, born September 10, 1826, who married James Shields and died in 1871[7]
  10. Mercy Anne, born February 15, 1828, who married Asa Hinds[8]
  11. Abigail, born April 10, 1830, who married Daniel Dimock[9] and then married Edward Davidson[10]
  12. Harris Harding, born May 20, 1832
  13. Matilda, born November 14, 1834
  14. Joshua, born November 10, 1838, who married Emma Fox[11]

Elisha Holmes died May 21, 1870[12], and is buried in the Riverbank Cemetery in Hantsport[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Weinbrecht, David, Generation No. 8 Ancestors of Miller Holmes, accessed July 2, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Genealogies : Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald, by George S. Brown; prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy, assisted by John McDonald Hilton ... et al.; published in Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1993. ISBN: 0806313722; page 577, Ab589, 597
  3. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing John Dickie Frizzle, died 1932 in Hantsport, Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1932 - Book: 124 - Page: 1375
  4. ["Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Elisha Holmes and Josephine Hill Or Bill, 14 Jan 1871; citing Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, reference p 47 cn 24; FHL microfilm 1,298,988.
  5. "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Whitman Holmes in entry for Burton Whitman , 28 May 1867; citing Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, 28 May 1867, reference 2:30WB29G; FHL microfilm 1,318,438.
  6. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2014), William Holmes in entry for George P. Holmes, 21 Sep 1897; citing Reading, Massachusetts, v 473 p 362, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 961,522.
  7. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Ruth H. Shields, died 1871 in Liverpool, Queens County can be found in Registration Year: 1871 - Book: 1814 - Page: 45 - Number: 83
  8. "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 April 2015), Ann Holmes in entry for Emma Ann Card, 20 Dec 1919; citing Kentville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 56, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  9. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Abby Holmes and Daniel Dimock married 1875 in Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1875 - Book: 1823 - Page: 87 - Number: 50
  10. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Abbie H. Dimmock and Asa E. Davison married 1880 in Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1880 - Book: 1823 - Page: 133 - Number: 26
  11. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Sarah Emma Fox and Joshua Holmes marriage bond 1862 in Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1862 - Book: 1800 - Page: 10741
  12. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Elisha Holmes, died 1870 in Windsor, Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1870 - Book: 1809 - Page: 59 - Number: 80
  13. Findagrave Memorial #166805257

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