Saturday, August 6, 2011

On This Day: August 6

1641: Thomas Holman, one of my maternal 7th great-grandfathers, son of John Holman and Anna Bishop, was born on this date in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He was a cordwainer (a shoemaker) and served as a soldier in King Philip’s War. He died 4 August 1704 at Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and is buried at Milton Cemetery.

Photo by Scrib & Barb Kelly;, digital images, ( : accessed 27 Jul 2011),
 Find A Grave Memorial# 21151415, Thomas Holman,
created by Nareen, et al, 25 August 2007.

Source: Alfred Lyman Holman, "John Holman of Dorchester, Mass., and His Descendants," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, July 1918, 196; digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors ( : accessed 23 Dec 2010).

© 2011 Denise Spurlock


  1. Beautiful stone! You are lucky to be able to find the stone for such an early ancestor.

  2. Marian, I am so grateful for the FindAGrave volunteers who post information and photos! The old stones in New England cemeteries are fabulous.