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Captain John Holmes


Original Member, admitted 1783

Captain John Holmes

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment New Jersey Line on 9 Feb 1776. 1st Lieutenant on 28 Nov 1776. Captain on 1 Feb 1779. Fought at the Battle of Monmouth. Served to Apr 1783. Born in Middletown, NJ on 27 Jul 1730 and died in Monmouth, NJ on 26 Mar 1804. Owner of the Holmes-Hendrickson house in Holmdel, NJ. Married Sarah Colton. [Sources: M; H; (66); (98); (C); Rootsweb’s World Connect Project.]