Martha Holcombe

b. 6 September 1914, d. May 1987
     Martha Holcombe was born on 6 September 1914. She was the daughter of Frederick Wainwright Holcombe and Dorothy Doolittle. Martha Holcombe married Frank Ronald Stemp on 30 September 1937. Martha Holcombe died in May 1987 at Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD, at age 72.

From the New York Times, October 1, 1937:

Waterbury, Conn., Sept 30. The marriage of Miss Martha Holcomb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Holcomb of this city and Fishers Island, N.Y., to Frank Ronald Stemp of Paget, Bermuda, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hubert Stemp of Canford Cliffs, Dorset, England, took place here this afternoon in St. John's Church. The Rev. Dr. John N. Lewis performed the ceremony.

The bride wore a gown of white satin with a square neckline and a tulle veil caught with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of orchids, bouvardia and gardenias.

Mrs. Pierre S. du Ponte of Richmond, Va., and Miss Nancy Holcomb, sisters of the bride, were the matron and maid of honor. The other attendants were Mrs. Mark L. Sperry 2d of Middlebury, the Misses Barbara Brown of New Rochelle, N. Y; Alexandrine du Pont of Wilmington, Del., and Nancy Buckingham of Watertown.

Pierre S. du Ponte 3d was the best man. Ushers included Richard W. Goss and Walter Wallace of Waterbury, Herbert Scott and John Peacock Green of Bermuda, Charles P. Ware of Milton, Mass., and Kenneth Young and Harold Hennessey of New York.

A reception was given at the Holcomb home after the ceremony.

Mr. Stamp and his bride will go to England on their wedding trip. After Jan. 1 they will reside at The Chimneys, Paget.

Mrs. Stamp, a member of the Junior League, attended the Westover School. The bridegroom, who received his education in Edinburgh, Scotland, is general manager of the Bermuda Railroad.

Nancy Holcombe

     Nancy Holcombe was the daughter of Frederick Wainwright Holcombe and Dorothy Doolittle.

Harry Holcombe

     Harry Holcombe was the son of Henry A. Holcombe and Mary Wainwright.

Charles Holcombe

     Charles Holcombe was the son of Henry A. Holcombe and Mary Wainwright.

Charles Nelson Holcombe1

b. 21 December 1843
     Charles Nelson Holcombe was born on 21 December 1843 at Branford, New Haven Co., CT. He was the son of Frederick A. Holcombe and Mary Rogers.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 103.1/Item A-8-1-1-2-1-7-4-7.

Harry Sherman Holcombe1,2

b. 5 March 1846, d. 16 December 1901
     Harry Sherman Holcombe was also known as Henry Sherman Holcombe. He was born on 5 March 1846 at Branford, New Haven Co., CT. He was the son of Frederick A. Holcombe and Mary Rogers. Harry Sherman Holcombe married Esther M. Bradley, daughter of Gurdon Bradley and Ann Maria Spinks, in March 1867.3 Harry Sherman Holcombe died on 16 December 1901 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, at age 55.

Harry S. and Esther M. were enumerated in the 1880 Oakland, Almeda Co., CA, federal census in the household of his brother Charles. Harry was a carriage maker age 34, she was 34. Children in the household were Anna 11, and Harry C. 7.

From the Courant 17 Dec 1901:

Henry Sherman Holcomb, a member of the board of fire commissioners of New Haven, died there yesterday morning from injuries received in a fall on the pavement in front of his home on December 6. His skull was fractured and he also suffered concussion of the brain. He was born in Branford in 1846, son of a carriage manufacturer, and was in that business all his life. He moved to New Haven about thirty years ago and was in business under various firm names, including F. A. Holcomb & Sons, F. A. Holcomb's Sons, Holcomb Bros. & Co., and finally the New Haven Carriage Company, which was sold out two years ago to the Electric Vehicle Company. About fifteen years ago Mr. Holcomb spent some time in San Francisco, where his firm had a carriage repository. Since his retirement from the New Haven Carriage Company, Mr. Holcomb had devoted most of this time to the duties of fire commissioner. In politics Mr. Holcomb was a democrat. His first political office was that of fire commissioner, to which he was appointed in 1899 and was elected president. He was for a great many years and up to the time of his death one of the governors of the Quinnipiack Club. He was also a member of the board of governors of the Ansantawae Club. He was a Knight Templar and Past High Priest of Pulaski Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. Some years ago he was very active in Masonic work and there are few high degree Masons better known in the state. He leaves a wife, a daughter, Mrs. S. A. York, Jr., a son, Harry C., two brothers ex-Mayor George F. Holcomb and Charles N., and two sisters, Miss Minnie Holcomb of Newton, Mass., and Mrs. J. H. Page of Portland, Ore.

Children of Harry Sherman Holcombe and Esther M. Bradley

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 74.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 103.1/Item A-8-1-1-2-1-7-4-8.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 103.1.

Esther M. Bradley

     Esther M. Bradley was born at Branford, New Haven Co., CT. She was the daughter of Gurdon Bradley and Ann Maria Spinks. Esther M. Bradley married Harry Sherman Holcombe, son of Frederick A. Holcombe and Mary Rogers, in March 1867.1

Children of Esther M. Bradley and Harry Sherman Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 103.1.

Minnie Beach Holcombe

b. 15 October 1854
     Seaver gives a birth date for Minnie of 1854 and places her as the eighth child. McPherson gives no birth date but places her as the sixth child born between 1837 and 1843. Minnie Beach Holcombe was born on 15 October 1854 at Branford, New Haven Co., CT. She was the daughter of Frederick A. Holcombe and Mary Rogers.

Anna M. Holcombe1

b. circa 1868
     McPherson says Anna married Samuel A. York. Anna M. Holcombe married Albert S. York, son of Judge (?) York. Anna M. Holcombe was born circa 1868 at CT.2 She was the daughter of Harry Sherman Holcombe and Esther M. Bradley.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 103.1/Item A-8-1-1-2-1-7-4-8-1.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Albert S. York

     Albert S. York was the son of Judge (?) York. Albert S. York married Anna M. Holcombe, daughter of Harry Sherman Holcombe and Esther M. Bradley.

Harry Clifford Holcombe

b. 1872
     Harry Clifford Holcombe married Margaret Manson. Harry Clifford Holcombe was born in 1872 at CT.1 He was the son of Harry Sherman Holcombe and Esther M. Bradley.

Child of Harry Clifford Holcombe and Margaret Manson

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Margaret Manson

b. circa 1873, d. 25 October 1933
     Margaret Manson married Harry Clifford Holcombe, son of Harry Sherman Holcombe and Esther M. Bradley.

From the Courant 27 October 1933:

New Haven, Oct. 26. The funeral will take place here tomorrow of Mrs. Margaret Hanson Holcomb, widow of Harry Clifford Holcomb, former Yale crew and football player, who died in Brookline, Mass. Yesterday.

Mrs. Holcomb’s father I the days when New Haven had a carrying trade with the West Indies, was head of the Hanson fleet of vessels. Hew husband was of the Yale class of 1896. Margaret Manson was born circa 1873 at CT.1 She died on 25 October 1933 at Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA.2

Child of Margaret Manson and Harry Clifford Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.
  2. [S284] Courant, 27 October 1933.

Sherman Holcombe

b. circa 1902
     Sherman Holcombe was born circa 1902 at NY. He was the son of Harry Clifford Holcombe and Margaret Manson.

Mary Holcombe

     Mary Holcombe was the daughter of Harry Sherman Holcombe and Esther M. Bradley.

Kate A. Holcombe

b. 28 May 1841
     Kate A. Holcombe was born on 28 May 1841. She was the daughter of William Ward Holcombe and Julia Wheaton.

Isabella Holcombe

b. 21 September 1844
     Isabella Holcombe was born on 21 September 1844. She was the daughter of William Ward Holcombe and Julia Wheaton.

Ella S. F. Holcombe

b. 1 September 1849
     Ella S. F. Holcombe was born on 1 September 1849. She was the daughter of William Ward Holcombe and Julia Wheaton.

Florence A. Holcombe

     Florence A. Holcombe was the daughter of William Ward Holcombe and Julia Wheaton.

Elizabeth Law

John Reed

b. 1738
     John Reed was born in 1738. He was the son of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe.

Martin Reed

b. 1742, d. 1815
     Martin Reed was born in 1742. He was the son of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe. Martin Reed married Mary Moore, daughter of Joseph Moore and Mary Stevens, in 1767.1 Martin Reed died in 1815.

Listed as Patriot in DAR record # 7043, as having served in 1776 in New York in Capt. Jonathan Buttolph's company, Eighteenth Regiment of militia.

There seems to be some confusion about Martin's parents. The Andrew Moore genealogy lists his parents as John and Malinda (Hollister) Reed, who was the only son of Dr. John Reed, the immigrant.

Children of Martin Reed and Mary Moore

Citations

  1. [S414] Hon. Horace L. Moore, Andrew Moore, Page 43.

Mary Moore

b. 8 May 1749
     Mary Moore was born on 8 May 1749 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Moore and Mary Stevens.2 Mary Moore married Martin Reed, son of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe, in 1767.1

Children of Mary Moore and Martin Reed

Citations

  1. [S414] Hon. Horace L. Moore, Andrew Moore, Page 43.
  2. [S414] Hon. Horace L. Moore, Andrew Moore, Page 24.

Ami Reed

d. 3 September 1762
     No birth record, not in the will; died in Cuba while in the army. Ami Reed was the son of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe. Ami Reed died on 3 September 1762 at Navana, Cuba.

Hannah Reed

     Hannah Reed was the daughter of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe. Hannah Reed married David Hayes, son of George Hayes and Sarah (?).

David Hayes

     David Hayes was the son of George Hayes and Sarah (?) David Hayes married Hannah Reed, daughter of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe.

George Hayes

     George Hayes married Sarah (?)

Child of George Hayes and Sarah (?)

Sarah (?)

     Sarah (?) married George Hayes.

Child of Sarah (?) and George Hayes

Violet Reed

     Violet Reed married Isaac Swain.

A Granby land record 5-528 in 1788 has Isaac and Violet selling land to Benjamin Reed that was inherited "from holored grandfather Nathaniel Holcombe and honored grandmother Thankful Holcombe." Violet is selling to her brother. Violet Reed was the daughter of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe.

Isaac Swain

     Isaac Swain married Violet Reed, daughter of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe.

Lucy Reed

     Lucy Reed was the daughter of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe.

Benjamin Reed

     Benjamin Reed was the child of John Reade and Hannah Holcombe.

Violet Holcombe

b. 1761
     Violet Holcombe was born in 1761. She was the daughter of Elijah Holcombe and Violet Cornish.

This is not the Violet that was married to Isaac Swain. That Violet was the daughter of John Reed and Hannah Holcombe.

Ladoce Holcombe1

b. 1763
     "Dose" enlisted Aug 1, 1777 in Capt. Prior's CT Co. of militia from which he was discharged Jan 9, 1778. He was past 73 years old April 13, 1833, as recorded on the Revolutionary pension rolls at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, for services rendered in the Continental line. Ladoce Holcombe was born in 1763. She was the daughter of Elijah Holcombe and Violet Cornish.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 115.1/Item A-8-1-1-9-4.

Amasa Holcombe

d. young
     Amasa Holcombe died young. He was the son of Elijah Holcombe and Violet Cornish.

Clymena Holcombe

b. 1771
     Clymena Holcombe was born in 1771. She was the daughter of Elijah Holcombe and Violet Cornish.

Abijah Holcombe1

b. 1775, d. 1798
     In connection with his ambition for advanced education useful in nautical pursuit, he accumulated in young manhood standard college text books on optics, geometry, navigation and astronomy. He went to sea; was known to have landed in Ireland; not heard from since. Abijah Holcombe was born in 1775. He was the son of Elijah Holcombe and Violet Cornish. Abijah Holcombe died in 1798.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 116.1/Item A-8-1-1-9-7.

Moses Dibble Jr.

b. 5 October 1757, d. 6 November 1832
     Moses Dibble Jr. was born on 5 October 1757.1 He was the son of Lieutenant Moses Dibble and Elizabeth Holcombe. Moses Dibble Jr. married Elizabeth Hoskins. Moses Dibble Jr. died on 6 November 1832 at age 75.1

Children of Moses Dibble Jr. and Elizabeth Hoskins

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.

Elizabeth Hoskins

b. say 1763, d. 6 September 1849
     Elizabeth Hoskins was born say 1763; based on age at death. She married Moses Dibble Jr., son of Lieutenant Moses Dibble and Elizabeth Holcombe. Elizabeth Hoskins died on 6 September 1849.1

Children of Elizabeth Hoskins and Moses Dibble Jr.

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.

Joseph Gillett

b. 14 October 1712, d. between July 1775 and 1776
     From http://www.conovergenealogy.com/Internet/d0007/f0000307.html#I120218. Joseph Gillett was born on 14 October 1712 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Benjamin Gillett and Elizabeth Austin. Joseph Gillett died between July 1775 and 1776.

Children of Joseph Gillett and Elizabeth Hayes

Benjamin Gillett

b. 3 October 1680
     Benjamin Gillett was born on 3 October 1680 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of John Gillett and Mary Barber. Benjamin Gillett married Elizabeth Austin on 6 September 1705 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Benjamin Gillett and Elizabeth Austin

Roger Holcombe II1

b. 25 February 1767, d. 25 November 1847
     Roger Holcombe II was born on 25 February 1767.2 He was the son of Roger Hayes Holcombe and Mercy Gillett. Roger Holcombe II married Zeruah Gillett, daughter of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcombe. Roger Holcombe II died on 25 November 1847 at age 80.3

Daughter Zeruah was enumerated in the 1850 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, age 46. Betsey age 51 and Lydia Gillett age 32 were enumerated in the household.

Children of Roger Holcombe II and Zeruah Gillett

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 116.1/Item A-8-1-1-13-1.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 116.1.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 129.

Zeruah Gillett

b. 11 August 1767, d. 12 February 1843
     Zeruah Gillett was also known as Zervia Gillet. She was born on 11 August 1767 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcombe. Zeruah Gillett married Roger Holcombe II, son of Roger Hayes Holcombe and Mercy Gillett. Zeruah Gillett died on 12 February 1843 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 75.1

Children of Zeruah Gillett and Roger Holcombe II

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 129.

Lucinda Holcombe1

b. 1778
     Lucinda was "a devoted Christian, faithful wife and mother." McPherson notes that the records for this family were constructed from other than family records and may be erroneous in part. Lucinda Holcombe married William Latimer. Lucinda Holcombe was born in 1778. She was the daughter of Roger Hayes Holcombe and Mercy Gillett.

Children of Lucinda Holcombe and William Latimer

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 117.1/Item A-8-1-1-13-2.

William Latimer

     William Latimer married Lucinda Holcombe, daughter of Roger Hayes Holcombe and Mercy Gillett. William Latimer died at Rock Creek, Ashtabula Co., OH. He was born at Otis, Berkshire Co., MA.

Children of William Latimer and Lucinda Holcombe

Calvin Holcombe1

b. 11 July 1771, d. 4 March 1851
     Calvin Holcombe was born on 11 July 1771. He was the son of Roger Hayes Holcombe and Mercy Gillett. Calvin Holcombe married Eunice Reed, daughter of Martin Reed and Mary Moore, on 22 February 1798. Calvin Holcombe died on 4 March 1851 at age 79.

Moved to Paris, Portage Co., Oh, in 1814-1815 (he is recorded in the Granby Town Records at the annual town meeting in November 1814 as a Town Haywards Keykeeper); is recorded in the 1840 census in Paris as under 80 years old.

Children of Calvin Holcombe and Eunice Reed

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 118.1/Item A-8-1-1-13-3.