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, who was part of the first graduating class in 1839 and who later became a principal of the Seminary from the years 1842 to 1846. Holmes Cottage was named after Reverend Franklin Holmes and his wife. They lived in the house that bears their name.