RANSOM S. HOLMES, superintendent of General Benj. F. Tracy's stock farm "Marshland," was born at Apalachin,
January 13, 1855, a son of Stephen and Susan (Jewett) Holmes. Stephen Holmes was born in Dutchess county, N. Y.,
in 1812 and came to Tioga county with his parents when a young man. On December 31, 1845, he married Miss Clarinda
Morey, of Orwell, Pa. She died in 1849. Their only surviving child, John Holmes, Jr., resides in Apalachin. He
was a farmer and about 1850 was proprietor of the Exchange hotel at Apalachin. His second marriage occurred on
October 13, 1853, with Susan W. (Hilton) Jewett, born April 29, 1824, a daughter of John and Anna (Kelly) Jewett.
They had two children; Lydia Hilton, born July 16, 1849, and Ransom S. Mr. Holmes died in 1875. Ransom was educated
in the public schools at Apalachin, At the age of twenty one, he commenáed farming for himself, which occupation
he continued until 1889, when he became superintendent of the Marshland stock farm. He was married April 27, 1884,
with Nettie E. Giles, daughter of John S. and Martha (Glover) Giles. She, was, born August 31, 1868, at Apalachin.
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes have had three children, one surviving; Marcia S., born November 14, 1884, died August 4, 1885
; Dora A., born February 1, 1889; and Lancy J., born March 10, 1892, died May 16, 1892. Mr. Holmes is a member
of Els-KwaTa-Wa Tribe, No 261, I. O. R M., at Apalachin.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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