NameJohn Jacob Holmes
Birth1814, South Strabane, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
Death1856, Hardin Co., Ohio
FatherJacob Holmes Sr. (1768-1841)
MotherElizabeth Huff (1772-1857)
Misc. Notes

He and Margaret died young and the four children were then raised by the older sister Mary E. (who was then married to Boslow). John also was suppose to be a pretty good flute player.

His father’s farm was located on south side of Chartiers Creek in South Strabane Township, Washington Co., Pennsylvania

He is listed in the 1850 census (Ohio > Hardin > Kenton) as 36 yrs old, a gunsmith, worth $1000, born in Ohio, and living with his wife and kids. He also lists his name as Jacob. Also, it states John (son) was born about 1837 and R. A. Holmes was born abt 1843 and male.

Ad or Article in the Hardin County Republican
April 7, 1854

“Why don't you shoot?” - “Because I have no gun!” - Well, then, why don't you go to J. Holmes' Gun-smith's shop and buy one - a - good one - none of your flash in the pan, half iron and half pewter fixes, that are not worth the powder that “busts” them. The Guns at Holmes' Shop are of the very best quality, as we happen to know, having purchased one and tried it effectually. Besides Rifles, Single and Double-barreled Shot Guns, Revolvers, and Single and Double-barreled Pistols, Mr. Holmes keeps constantly on hand Powder Horns & Flasks, the best of Powder, Percussion Caps, and Bullets to suit any Rifle. We hope those wanting any article above enumerated, will not be so inconsiderate as to go abroad and purchase what they can get at home on the most remarkable terms. Support your own mechanics. Go and examine the Guns at the shop of Mr. Holmes, on the west side of the Public Square, between Shectala and Fink's Store and Chapman's Watch shop.

Ad or Article in the Hardin County Republican
May 5, 1854

More Guns. - Our enterprising friend Holmes, has just received another large assortment of 'Shooting Irons' from the city. It is worth a half day's journey just to look into his shop and see the display of elegant and excellent articles there. Call.
Birth1815, Pennsylvania
Death1855, Hardin Co., Ohio
FatherDad Saul
ChildrenJohn Jacob (1833-1889)
 Mary (Mollie) E. (1836-1912)
 Martha (Tillie) M. (1838-1911)
 Roberta (Bertie) A. (1844-1931)
 Emma M. (1851->1920)
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