Robert Homes, whose origin was Ireland, (was a ship's captain trading from Boston to Philadelphia, he is assumed lost at sea) is mentioned as spouse of Mary Franklin in "Memoir of Mrs. Sarah Tappan : taken in part from the Home missionary magazine, of November, 1828, and printed ..."
See page 120 in Appendix,
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Robert by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Robert: