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William Homes

Male 1717 - 1785  (68 years)


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  • Name William Homes  [1, 2
    Alternate birth 10 Jan 1716  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Born 10 Jan 1717  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 13 Jan 1717  Old North Church, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 21 Jul 1785  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7, 8
    Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I20490  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2020 

    Father Capt. Robert Homes,   b. 23 Jul 1694, Stragolan, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Oct 1727  (Age < 33 years) 
    Mother Mary Franklin,   b. 26 Sep 1695, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1731, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1716  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Notes 
    • "My son Robert was Marryed in Boston to mrs Mary Franklin April 3rd at 9 at night by the Revd mr Eben Pemberton." ["Diary of Reverend William Homes", citation details below]
    Family ID F12318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Dawes,   b. 9 Mar 1718, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1786, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1740  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 10, 11
    Notes 
    • Married by the Rev. Dr. Sewall.
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Holmes,   b. 2 Jan 1748, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1826, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F12319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His grandfather William Homes wrote in his diary: "My Grand Son William Homes was born on Jany 10 1716/17 at 2 afternoon. He was baptized in the old north church by Dr Increase Mather the 13th day of the same month."

      He was a gold and silver smith. Described (by an unattributed source quoted in Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut, citation details below, as "a man of tender conscience, good-tempered, and inclined to jocoseness," "thin, [with] large joints, [and] round-shouldered," and was "thought to bear a striking resemblance to his uncle, Benjamin Franklin."

      Also according to Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut, he was born in the same house where his famous uncle is said to have been born.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2651] Memoir of Mrs. Sarah Tappan: Taken in Part from the Home Missionary Magazine, of November, 1828, and Printed for Distribution Among Her Descendants by Sarah Homes Tappan. New York: West & Trow, 1834.

    2. [S2662] Tappan-Toppan Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham Toppan of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1606-1672 by Daniel Langdon Tappan. Arlington, Massachusetts, 1915.

    3. [S2740] Find a Grave page for William Homes.

    4. [S4303] Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut by Edward Augustus Bowen. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897.

    5. [S2647] Charles Edward Banks, "Diary of Reverend William Homes." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 48:446, 1894; 49:413, 1895; 50:155, 1896.

    6. [S2130] The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts by Charles Edward Banks. Boston: George H. Dean, 1911.

    7. [S2738] Boston Evening Transcript, 22 Apr 1931., year only.

    8. [S2651] Memoir of Mrs. Sarah Tappan: Taken in Part from the Home Missionary Magazine, of November, 1828, and Printed for Distribution Among Her Descendants by Sarah Homes Tappan. New York: West & Trow, 1834., month, year, and place only.

    9. [S2646] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), on americanancestors.org. Database built from the card index used by Annie Haven Thwing (1851-1940) to write The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (1920).

    10. [S2741] History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Now Called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888 by Oliver Ayer Roberts. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1895-1901.

    11. [S647] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by Mary Walton Ferris. Volume 1, 1943; volume 2, 1931.