Biography of S. W. Holmes
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Holmes, S. W., Stockholm, was born in St. Albans, Vt., October 1, 1815. His father was Sheveric Holmes, a native of Bennington, born April 24, 1784. He married in Georgia, Vt., Jerusha Baker, by whom he had seven children, six of whom grew to maturity. In 1826 he and his family came to Stockholm and settled on a farm one and one half miles west of Winthrop. Mr. Holmes was a farmer and lumberman. He was a Republican and held the office of high sheriff of Franklin county, Vermont, for several years. He was also supervisor of Stockholm. He died July 28, 1872, and his wife May 2, 1859. S. W. Holmes was eleven years of age when he came to Stockholm with his parents. He has spent his life in farming, but at present lives retired at Winthrop. He married in Fairfield, Vt., June 24, 1847, Harriet N. Burr, a native of that town and daughter of Col. Aaron Burr of Redding, Conn., a soldier in the war of 1812. The wife of the latter was Rebecca Cook, by whom he had ten children, five still living. Colonel Burr was the only child of Jabez (who died in 1825) and Mary (Bartrum) Burr. Mr. Holmes and wife have one child, Mary E., the wife of A. N. Trussell of Minneapolis, Minn., and they have one child, Helen H. Mr. Holmes has always been a Republican but has never desired public oflice. He and his wife are members of the Congregational church at Winthrop.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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