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Holmes, A. A., was born in Schenectady county, N. Y., May 9, 1834. His father, Thomas Holmes, was a native of Staffordshire, England, and came to the United States in 1831, with his wife and eight children, settling first in Albany county and then moved to Schenectady, where he was identified as a farmer and stock dealer. He died in his seventieth year. A. A. Holmes was educated in the common schools and worked on a farm for some years. In 1856 he came to Philadelphia, Jefferson county, and became a member of the firm of Holmes & Schofield. In 1862 he moved to Theresa and in 1804 to Redwood, engaging in the mercintile business and was succeeded by his sons, still giving his attention to farming and milling. In 1866 he married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Waite, and they have five children: Fred T., Wallace W., Gilbert M., Addie W. and Sarah A. Mr. Holmes is one of the self-made men of Jefferson county, serving as highway commissioner one year and supervisor three years. He takes an intelligent interest in school and church matters and has ever received and merited the respect of his associates.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898