HOLMES:

John Holmes
was born in 1776 in Ireland, and died in 1859. He first settled in Maine where he married (1st) Sarah McDonald b. c1785 d/o Angus and Anna McDonald, died after 1833. After Sarah’s death John came to NB and settled at Pennfield, Charlotte County. He married (2nd) Sarah Fountain.

children of first marriage:
1) Elizabeth Holmes b. 1805, died after 1851, m. 5 Feb 1827 William Flagg b. 1804, d. after 1871
2) Angus McDonald Holmes b. 1807, d. 1865, m. Elizabeth Barnes b. 1810, d. 1892: settled at Pennfield, NB
3) Dorothy Holmes b. 1808, d. 1892, m. Jason Hatt
4) Catherine Holmes born 1810, d. after 1851, m. 14 Feb 1828 John Foley born 1799, d. after 1851
5) Thomas Holmes b. 1812, d. 1897, m. 14 May 1831 Mary Elizabeth Randall b. 1813, d. 1890: settled at Fairhaven on Deer Island about 1831
6) John Holmes b. c1814, d. c1846, m. 14 Jul 1836 Penelope Calder of Campobello Island, b. 1814
7) Lewis Holmes b. 1817, d. 1883, m. Mary Cross b. 1822: settled at Pennfield, NB
8) Andrew Holmes born 1825, d. 1852, m. 30 Jun 1845 Sarah Ann Randall b. 1826, d. 1923: settled on Deer Island
9) a son, lost at sea: m. Charlotte – b. 1813, d. 1882.


PANB:MC80/21 Martha Barto’s Passamaquoddy: Genealogies of West Isles families, pages 107-110: John Holmes Sr.’s mother was a Rutledge.