Tuesday, March 10, 2015

No. 2551 Rachel (Coventry) Holmes

2551.  Rachel Coventry, 7 (Rachel, 6, Cyrus 5, Cyrus 4, John 3, Edward 2, John 1), daughter of Rachel Richmond and Alexander Coventry, married John Holmes.  Rachel Coventry and John Holmes were married in Claverack, New York, on 9 October 1827.

Rachel Coventry Holmes (1805 - 1880) is found on this family tree.

Census 1850
Milton, Saratoga, New York
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Holmes M 45 New York
Rachel Holmes F 45 New York
Cornelia Holmes F 18 New York
Alexander Holmes M 17 New York
Nancy Holmes F 14 New York
[Mary] Jane Holmes F 10 New York
John Holmes M 4 New York

Rachel's husband, John Holmes, died in September of 1860 [Source: Fold3].

Census 1870
New York [Milton, Saratoga]
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Mitchell M 39 New York
Cornelia J Mitchell F 40 New York
Franklin E Mitchell M 12 New York
William J Mitchell M 10 New York
John E Mitchell M 8 New York
Rachel Holmes F 65 New York
Nancy H Holmes F 34 New York
John F Holmes M 23 New York

Census 1875
Event Place: Milton, Saratoga, New York
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Mitchell M 44
Cornelia Mitchell Wife F 43
Franklin Mitchell Son M 17
Wm J Mitchell Son M 15
John E Mitchell Son M 13
Rachel Holmes Mother-in-law F 70
Nancy Holmes Sister-in-law F 39
John H Holmes Boarder M 28
Rhoda Holmes Boarder F 21
Harry A Holmes Boarder M 0

Rachel Holmes applied for a Civil War pension based upon the service of her son, Alexander Holmes, in Company B, 77th NY Infantry Regiment, who died October 20, 1862, in Baltimore of typhoid:

There is a Rachel Holmes buried in the Ballston Spa Cemetery, Saratoga County, identified in FindAGrave as Rachel Broadwell Lindsley Holmes.  I believe that the information at FindAGrave may be incorrect.  The John Holmes named as the husband of the "other" Rachel died 29 Sept. 1860, and is also buried at Ballston Spa.

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