Joseph Holmes (New Jersey)

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Joseph Holmes (December 31, 1736 – August 31, 1809) was an American politician, who served on the New Jersey Legislative Council, the precursor to the New Jersey Senate, between 1777 and 1779.[1]

A resident of Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, Holmes was first elected to the County Board of Justices and Freeholders, the precursor to the Board of Chosen Freeholders, in 1768, and served until May 1776. He again served from May 1782 to May 1783, from 1786 to 1787, and from 1794 to 1803.[2] He was Chairman of the Board from May 1794 to May 1795, and from May 1796 to May 1797.[3] He later served on the Upper Freehold Township Committee.

Death[edit]

Holmes died on August 31, 1809, and is buried in the Olde Yellow Meeting House Yard, Upper Freehold Township.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey, 1914; Thomas F. Fitzgerald
  2. ^ First Upper Freehold Town Book
  3. ^ Minutes, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
  4. ^ John E. Stillwell, M. D., Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, New York, 1914
Political offices
Preceded by
Hendrick Hendrickson
Monmouth County Justices & Freeholders Chairman
1794–1795
Succeeded by
Elisha Lawrence
Preceded by
Elisha Lawrence
Monmouth County Justices & Freeholders Chairman
1796–1797
Succeeded by
Hendrick Hendrickson