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Marriage: Children:
  1. Mary Holmes: Birth: 28 JAN 1830 in near Goose Creek, Loudoun County, Virginia. Death: 28 DEC 1921 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

  2. Elizabeth Holmes: Birth: 13 JUN 1832 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Death: 23 APR 1891 in Laurens, Iowa

  3. William Holmes: Birth: 1835. Death: ABT 1835

  4. Joseph Holmes: Birth: 9 APR 1836 in Columbiana County, Ohio. Death: 3 MAR 1918 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California


Notes
a. Continued:   Sarah Nichols was born 7 Nov. 1810, the daughter of William and Mary (Janney) Nichols. She was raised in the Quaker faith. At the time when the Hicksite and Orthodox branches of the Quaker faith divided, Sarah and her family became members of the Hicksite branch.
  Sarah married Lot Holmes 23 April 1829 at Goose Creek MM in Loudoun Co., VA. As a wedding present, William Nichols gave the couple $1000. Lot dedicated work to agriculture in Virginia where two of their daughters were born. Sarah, husband Lot, and their daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, were granted a certificate to transfer to Middletown Monthly Meeting, Columbiana Co., Ohio, 13 Sept. 1832 by Goose Creek MM. Sarah's father, William Nichols, purchased initial property in Columbiana Co. in 1833 and he made several trips, purchasing more land, and building a lumber mill and a gristmill before building a home and moving there in 1836. The rest of the family planned and prepared for the move for several years starting in 1827. Sarah and Lot moved to Ohio sometime between April 1832 and Aug. 1835. They were received by Plainview MM, Belmont Co., Ohio 13 Aug. 1835. Their infant son, William was born and died that year. Joseph Holmes was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio in 1836.
  Sarah died 5 Sept. 1838 and is buried at the Columbiana Village Cemetery along with her father, William Nichols, stepmother, Casandra [Brown] Nichols, sister, Mrs. Mary [Nichols] Allen, and brother-in-law, Jesse M. Allen. She left her husband with three young children. Lot Holmes married a second time to Eliza Dixon 11 Jan. 1841 in Columbiana Co., Ohio and removed to Marshalltown, Marshall Co., Iowa in 1852.
  NOTE: She and her husband, Lot Holmes, were fourth cousins, having the common great-great-great-grandparents William Biles (1644-1710) and Joannah Hellard (1646-168 7).
  NOTE: A "Sarah Nichols" (who may be the same) was granted certificate to transfer to Plainfield MM, Columbiana Co., Ohio from Goose Creek MM 13 Dec. 1827. Our Sarah Nichols was married at Goose Creek MM, VA in 1829 and removed to Ohio in 1835.


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