1853 - 1859

Reverend Franklin Holmes

Reverend Franklin Holmes was a Wheaton trustee from 1853 to 1859 while he was the minister of the Trinitarian Congregational Church. He was married to Martha Sawyer, a member of Wheaton’s first graduating class who later became principal of the Seminary from 1842 to 1846. Holmes Cottage was named after Franklin Holmes and his wife.