12 Oct. 1800–26 Aug. 1863. Clerk, trader, merchant. Born at Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. Son of George Holmes and Betsy Ball. Moved to Newbury (probably later Mulberry), Miami Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, 1821. Married Mary Ann Leming, after Jan. 1823, in Clermont Co. Member of Methodist church. Visited JS at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, to inquire about LDS church, 14–17 Nov. 1835. Served as postmaster at Mulberry, 1839–1846. Moved to Cincinnati, by June 1850; returned to Miami Township, by June 1860. Died at Milford, Clermont Co.