NameRev. Enos H. Holmes
Birth6 Dec 1791, Pennsylvania
Death1871, Hardin Co., Ohio
FatherJacob Holmes Sr. (1768-1841)
MotherElizabeth Huff (1772-1857)
Misc. Notes

Enos H. Holmes was born in Pennsylvania and removed with his parents to Ohio in those early pioneer days. He was the worthy son of a worthy sire, and became a man widely known in pioneer annals. He inherited from his parents a devout and earnest nature, and this early developed in him to fervent religious zeal. He became an ardent and efficient laborer in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his long life was devoted to promoting its interests and its growth in the wilderness of Ohio. He was thoroughly inbued with the spirit of his work, and labored first as a local and then as a circuit preacher. His endeavors were eminently successful, and his associates in the church for over thirty years were men of eminence in the history of Ohio Methodism.

His hospitality was extended alike to the rich and the poor, and his house was the welcome home of the weary workers in the cause he so zealously espoused.

He continued his labors to within a few days of his death in 1871. His wife, Mary Wilkins, was a native of Harrison county, OH and was a daughter of Robert Wilkins, a farmer and one of the pioneers of that county. She was through a long and laborious life the efficient helpmeet of her husband, and her death occurred in 1870, a year before he finished his labors.

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Article in the Hardin County Republican
June 15, 1854

Good Shooting. - Our venerable friend E. H. Holmes, now in the 63d year of his age, has killed, within a few days past, forty squirrels with the rifle, without missing a single shot. Can that be beaten?

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St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church (Taylor Creek Township, Hardin Co., Ohio) - This was first organized in 1835-36 by Rev. Enos Holmes, at the house of John Collins.

Reinhart Chapel, Methodist Episcopal (Dudley Township, Hardin Co., Ohio), was organized in 1839 by Rev. Enos Holmes, at the old log schoolhouse.

Pleasant Grove Methodist Episcopal Church.-A class was organized in the house of Isaac Osborn, it is believed about 1838-39, by Rev. Enos Holmes, with the following members: Enos Holmes and wife, Phoebe Wilson, Isaac Osborn, Margaret Osborn, Asher Letson and wife, B. Letson, Jane Letson, John Letson, Fidelia Letson, Paul Castor, Eleanor Castor, David Cloud and wife, Agnes Cloud, Samuel Holmes and wife, and John McCann and wife.

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He is listed in the 1850 and the 1860 census (Ohio > Hardin > Pleasant)
Spouses
Birth17 May 1793, Harrison Co., Ohio
Death1870, Hardin Co., Ohio
Marriage5 Jun 1811, Jefferson, OH
ChildrenJacob
 Ellis (1819->1900)
 Enos H. (1821-1888)
 Harmanis (~1837->1910)
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