Robert Holmes

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Personal and Family Information

Robert was born on 18 FEB 1737, the son of John Holmes and Jennet Wilson. The place is not known.

He died on 28 SEP 1812 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

His wife was Mary Mahoney Luckie, who he married on 2 DEC 1769 in Rowan County, North Carolina. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Robert Holmes
(1737-1812)

 

John Holmes
(1710-1772)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Jennet Wilson
(1721-1751)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth18 FEB 1737
Address: ancestry trees Holmes Family Tree
Death28 SEP 1812
Place: Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Address: ancestry trees Holmes Family Tree
Will21 JUN 1810
Place: Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Will-Holmes, Robert
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Other EventFROM 1775 TO 1783
Place: Rowan County, North Carolina
Type: Military Service
Address: Captain in the 2nd Rowan County Regiment of Militia - 1775-1777 Captain in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1777-1779 Major in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1779-1780 Lt. Colonel in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1780-1781 Colonel in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1781-1783
See Note 1
Other Event28 OCT 1782
Place: Burke County, North Carolina
Type: Deed
Address: acres 365, Grant No 508 issued 28 Oct 1782, entry no 69 entered 10 Sept 1778 book no 44 page 233, location : On both sides of Lambeths fork. Charles McDowell
Grant-Burke County, NC. entry 506
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Other Event7 AUG 1787
Place: Burke County, North Carolina
Type: Deed
Address: No 1003, Burke County, to Holmes, Robert, 100 Acres, issued Aug 7, 1787, entry 310 entered 28 Feb 1778 book 65 page 385 Location : on the waters of the lower Little River by Charles McDowell Certificate Number Range: 834-1121 Description: Burke 834-1121
Grant-Burke County, NC. entry 310
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Other Event1791
Place: Tennessee
Type: Deed
Address: North Carolina Land grants in Tennessee 7 grants to Holmes from 1791 to 1786 Robert, Richard, Shadrach, Hardy, Andrew
NC Land Grants in Tennessee to Holmes
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Notes

Note 1

The American Revolution in North Carolina Robert Holmes

Captain in the 2nd Rowan County Regiment of Militia - 1775-1777

Captain in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1777-1779

Major in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1779-1780

Lt. Colonel in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1780-1781

Colonel in the Burke County Regiment of Militia - 1781-1783

On October 22, 1775, the NC Provincial Congress created the 2nd Rowan County Regiment of Militia, and soon thereafter they commissioned Robert Holmes as a Captain under Col. Adlai Osborne.

On May 9, 1777, the NC General Assembly created Burke County and soon thereafter they commissioned Robert Holmes as a Captain under Col. Charles McDowell in the newly-created Burke County Regiment of Militia.

In early 1779, Robert Holmes was promoted to Major under Col. Charles McDowell in the Burke County Regiment of Militia, replacing Hugh Brevard who had recently been promoted to Lt. Colonel, who in turn replaced Lt. Colonel William Porter, who resigned.

In the 2Q of 1780, Robert Holmes was promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. Charles McDowell in the Burke County Regiment of Militia, replacing Lt. Col. Hugh Brevard, who had resigned. Lt. Col. Robert Holmes led part of the Burke County Regiment at the battle of Ramseur's Mill on June 20, 1780, and at the battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781.

In the 2Q of 1781, Robert Holmes was promoted to second Colonel, alongside Col. Charles McDowell, in the Burke County Regiment of Militia, replacing Col. William Sharpe who had resigned. Avaialble records indicate that he retained this position until the end of the war in 1783.

If anyone has a decent biography of this man, please send to this Author via e-mail or snail mail, and it will be added here, with full credit given.

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