|This Holmes family of Shrewsbury, New Jersey is Descended from Captain Thomas Holmes and his son Josiah Holmes. Thomas and Josiah were merchants, ship captains and navigators and during the Revolutionary War Josiah Holmes was a member of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey. Josiah Holmes married Hannah Dennis and had 12 children. |
It is important to note that there is another prominent Holmes family that can be found in the same region during and before colonial times. These two families seem to both have lived and worked in and around Shrewsbury and Middletown New Jersey, though they appear not to be directly related to each other.
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