In responce to your search, I have been following a Reverand David Holmes who left Newburgh, Orange Co., N. Y. and with his family
moved to Marcellus, N. Y. about 1807 or so.
He was a Methodist Episcopal Minister and was pretty well known as far as I have learned. He had at least one if not two sons who also
entered the ministry, Burroughs and another David I believe.
If this fits the family background I would share what I have.