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Deacon Nathaniel Holmes, the son of Peleg Holmes and Abigail Bradford, was born on Tuesday, 21 October 1755 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He died at the age of 83 on Monday, 4 February 1839.
Nathaniel Holmes (aged about 28) married Abigail Kimball (aged about 25) in 1784 in Central Chebogue, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.
Abigail Kimball, the daughter of Nathaniel Kimball (name uncertain) and his wife Martha (name uncertain), was born in about 1759 and was baptized on Sunday, 9 April 1758 in Wenham, Massachusetts. She died at the age of about 87 on Saturday, 21 March 1846.
Their children were:
Nathaniel b. 1787. Elisha b. 1789, m. 1811. John b. 1791. Joseph b. 1793. Samuel b. 1795, d. 1796. Abigail b. 1797. Ruth b. 1802. IGI has Nathaniel (Sr.) born 21 Oct 1755 (might be 1757) If the Yarmouth Genealogies printed in the Yarmouth Herald is correct and our Abigail died at the age of 87, then she would be born between 22-Mar-1758 and 21-Mar-1759. Also, Abigail's sister-in-law Mary Holmes married a Samuel Kimball in 1776. Thus our Abigail should have a brother named Samuel born before 1760, probably around 1750-1752. IGI lists no Abigail Kimballs born in either CT or RI, but does list the following born in MA: Abigail b. 1 Jun 1755 Dover Richard Kimball & Ann Hanson Abigail bpt 9 Nov 1755 Ipswich Benjamin Kimball Abigail b. 20 Feb 1756 Bradford Nathan Kimball & Sussanah Abigail bpt 4 Dec 1757 Hopkinton Richard Kimball Abigail bpt 9 Apr 1758 Wenham Nathaniel Kimball as well as Samuel b. 11 Nov 1750 Wenham Nathaniel Kimball & Martha Thus it would appear that there is a reasonable chance that Abigail and Samuel are the children of Nathaniel and Martha Kimball of Wenham, MA. I've listed them as her parents and 9 Apr 1758 as her baptism date based solely on this speculation. AHD: Nathaniel was from England, reputed to be the brother of John Holmes the ancestor of Oliver Wendall. Lists Nathaniel's children as: Peleg, Nathaniel, Elisha, and Tamazon.