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Nathaniel Holmes (1755 - bef. 1831)

Deacon Nathaniel Holmes
Born in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 14 Jun 1784 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap
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Died before before age 75 in Chebogue, Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
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Nathaniel Holmes was born October 21, 1755, the son of Peleg Holmes and Abigail Bradford[1], who emigrated from Plymouth, Massachusetts to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1762[2] [3]

In 1784, Nathaniel married Abigail Kimball[2], and their children included:

  1. Peleg (Capt) born April 15, 1785, who married Mary Trefry, daughter of Joshua P in January 1806, and then married Mary Lockhart of Hantsport, (moved to Hantsport in 1821) and died in December, 1856[2]
  2. Nathaniel 2nd, born February 7, 1787, who married Mary Bartlett, daughter of Lemuel, and died March 21, 1839[2]
  3. Elisha, born March 11, 1789, who married Lydia Trefry, daughter of Joshua P on April 4, 1811, who moved to Hantsport in 1823, and who died in 1870[4] [2]
  4. John, born April 13, 1791, an invalid who died unmarried[2]
  5. Joseph, born June 8, 1793, who married Sarah Perry, daughter of Nathaniel and moved to Digby Neck and died in 1872[5] [2]
  6. Samuel, born August 30, 1795, who died in 1796[2]
  7. Abigail, born July 27, 1797, who married John Trefry, 3rd, son of John 2nd[2]
  8. Ruth born June 15, 1802, who married Captain William Hibbard 1st son of Captain Rufus[2]

Nathaniel Holmes died February 4, 1839[2]


  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Nathaniel Holmes, 21 Oct 1755; citing Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 60; FHL microfilm 910,368.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 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 577-8
  3. Bradford, William, Volume 22, page 508 Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017). From Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-2015. See person #506 Nathaniel Holmes5 (Abigail4 Bradford, Ephraim3, William2-1)
  4. 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
  5. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Joseph Holmes, died 1872 in Centreville, Digby County can be found in Registration Year: 1872 - Book: 1806 - Page: 69 - Number: 73

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