Some Descendants of Elizabeth Crowell and Benjamin Homer of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
  1. John Homer was born on 28 Sep 1724 [HSNB, 29;99] in Yarmouth. [TSPM] He died on 22 Apr 1799 in Barrington, Nova Scotia. [HSNB, 29;99][TSPM] He is buried in the Old Meeting Burial Ground in Barrington. [TSPM] He married first Abigail Osborn [NENS, p. 7] on 28 Sep 1749 [HSNB, 29;99] in Eastham. He married second Hannah Carnes on 2 Jul 1772. [TSPM][TSPM, "Cairnes"] Hannah, the daughter of John and Sarah Carnes, was born on 28 Sep 1734 in Boston and died on 10 Mar 1786. [HSNB, 29;99] "1786 March 10 Hannah Homer 51 years 5 months & 12 days wife to John Homer Esq. from Boston in July 4 1775". [BAVR, p. 9] She is buried in the Old Meeting Burial Ground in Barrington. [TSPM]
    John was prominent in the Sons of Liberty in 1768 but later became a Loyalist and went to Nova Scotia in 1776. [HSNB, 29;99]
    1. Joseph Homer was born on 19 Mar 1757 in Boston. [HSNB, 29;99][TSPM] He died in 1834 [HSNB, 29;99] in Barrington. [TSPM, says 1837] He married Mary Atwood in Mar 1779 in Barrington. [HSNB, 29;99][TSPM]
  2. Margery Homer was born on 13 Jun 1727. [DRSY, p. 92] She died on 1 Aut 1795, age 69. [DRSY, p. 92] She is buried in West Brewster. [DRSY, p. 92] She married first as his second wife Willard Sears on 3 Jan 1765. [DRSY, p. 92] She married second Benjamn Higgens of Eastham on 19 Mar 1774. [DRSY, p. 92]
  3. Thomas Homer was born on 21 Mar 1736. [DRSY, p. 86] He married Elizabeth Sears on 21 Nov 1765 in Yarmouth. [DRSY, p. 86, s. Benjamin and Elizabeth (Crowell)]
    Thomas and Elizabeth moved to Vermont. [DRSY, p. 86]
  4. Robert Homer was born on 28 Jan 1742. [DRSY, p. 85] He married first Jerusha Sears on 7 Jan 1768. [DRSY, p. 85, s. Benjamin and Elizabeth (Crowell)] She died soon and he married second the widow of John Thacher. [DRSY, p. 85]


NENS Crowell, Fred E., New Englanders in Nova Scotia, Manuscript R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.
HSNB Holman, Winifred Lovering, "Homer-Stevens Notes, Boston," The American Genealogist 29, 1952, 99-110.
DRSY May, Samuel Pearce,The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888, Albany, J. Munsell, 1890.
BAVR No Author, Barrington & Argyle, Nova Scotia Vital Records, Online Database,, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.
TSPM Smith, Tom, Public member story posted by tomsmith140 on This posting is well referenced with photos of gravestones.