Louis E. Holcombe

b. July 1872, d. 27 May 1952
     Louis E. Holcombe was born in July 1872 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Albert Elihu Holcombe and Martha J. Keney. Louis E. Holcombe married Bessie M. Gowdy, daughter of Hill Gowdy and Emily C. Barnes, say 1894. Louis E. Holcombe died on 27 May 1952 at Hartford Hospital, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 79. He was buried on 29 May 1952 at Elm Grove Cemetery, Poquonock, Hartford Co., CT.

Louis E. Holcombe was recorded in the 1900 Windsor census, page 7A (film T623-139), age 27, with wife Bessie, neice Irene N. Griswold, age 2, and mother-in-law Emily C. Gowdy, age 60, living next door to Albert Holcombe. He was listed as a farm laborer. He and Bessie had been married six years and had no births yet in the family.

Lewis e. and Bessie were enumerated in the 1910 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farm laborer, age 38, she was 40. They had been married 15 years and had no children.

Louis E. and Bessie M. were enumerated in the 1920 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 48, she was 50. There were no children in the household.

Louis E. and Bessie M. "Halcomb" were enumerated in the 1930 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farm laborer, age 58, she was 60. There were no children in the household.



A Courant obituary indicates he was a tobacco farmer.

Alice M. Holcombe

b. May 1874
     Alice M. Holcombe was born in May 1874 at CT.1 She was the daughter of Albert Elihu Holcombe and Martha J. Keney.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Bertha J. Holcombe

b. circa 1875
     Bertha J. Holcombe was born circa 1875 at CT.1 She was the daughter of Albert Elihu Holcombe and Martha J. Keney.

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Herbert Albert Holcombe

b. 10 September 1878, d. 21 November 1953
by Marie B. on findagrave.com
     Herbert Albert Holcombe was born on 10 September 1878 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 He was the son of Albert Elihu Holcombe and Martha J. Keney. Herbert Albert Holcombe married Caroline Maria Phelps, daughter of Lorain L. Phelps and Georgianna (?), circa 1899.3 Herbert Albert Holcombe lived on 27 May 1952 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He died on 21 November 1953 at Hartford Hospital, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 75.

Herbert is recorded in the 1900 Windsor census in his father's household, listed as married, but his wife is not in the household.

Herbert and Caroline were enumerated in the 1910 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 31, she was 35. Children in the household were Edith 9, and Albert 7. Father Albert E. was in the adjacent household.

On his WWI draft registration he listed his closest relative as Caroline Maria Holcombe.

Herbert A. and Caroline "Halcom" were enumerated in the 1920 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer age 41, she was 43. Children in the household were Edith 19, and Albert L. 17.

Herbert A. and Caroline M. "Halcomb" were enumerated in the 1930 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 51, she was 54. The only child in the household was Albert L. 27.

He was a tobacco farmer, owning a large farm on Poquonock Avenue, Windsor. He was a member of the Poquonock community Church.

Herbert registered for the WWII draft while living on Poquonock Ave, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT and working for the Fuller-Russell Tobacco Co. in Windsor Locks. He listed his closest relative as Mrs. Caroline Holcomb.

Children of Herbert Albert Holcombe and Caroline Maria Phelps

Citations

  1. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.
  2. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  3. [S363] 1910 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Dora Anthea Sophia Holcombe1

b. 11 January 1832, d. 8 August 1908
     Dora Anthea Sophia Holcombe was born on 11 January 1832. She was the daughter of Uri Holcombe and Sophia Godard. Dora Anthea Sophia Holcombe married Lemuel W. Dewey, son of Samuel Dewey and Sabra Holcombe, on 24 June 1868 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 Dora Anthea Sophia Holcombe died on 8 August 1908 at age 76.3 She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot V-45.4

Called Dora Samantha in McPherson. Listed as Dora A. S. in the 1860 census and her mother's name is Sophia so it is more likely that she is Dora Anthea Sophia Holcombe.

Child of Dora Anthea Sophia Holcombe and Lemuel W. Dewey

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 216.2/Item A-8-4-9-3-2-3-1.
  2. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 80, item 3811.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 110.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 110.

Mortimer Merton Holcombe

b. 3 October 1834, d. 30 March 1871
     Mortimer Merton Holcombe was born on 3 October 1834. He was the son of Uri Holcombe and Sophia Godard. Mortimer Merton Holcombe was MLT INDUCTION on 5 January 1864 at Co. D, 2nd CT Artillery. He died on 30 March 1871 at age 36; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 99.

Asher Anderson Holcombe

b. 1 June 1837, d. 30 August 1864
Granby Civil War Monument
courtesy of the Salmon Brook Historical Society
     Asher Anderson Holcombe was born on 1 June 1837. He was the son of Uri Holcombe and Sophia Godard. Asher Anderson Holcombe died on 30 August 1864 at the Confederate Prison, Andersonville, GA, at age 27.1

Asher enlisted 11 July 1862 in the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he mustered 24 August 1862. Based on these dates it is possible that he served at Antietam.

The National Park Service database of the Andersonville Prison, shows that Asher was a private in the 16th CT Regiment, Company E, Infantry. He was captured April 20, 1864 in Plymouth, NC. He died of diarrhea and is buried in grave number 7380.

A complete history of the 16th can be found at: History of the 16th Connecticut Regiment, Volunteer Infantry

His name is listed on the Granby Civil War Monument.
The Granby Civil War Monument.

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 99.

Henry Gilbert Holcombe

b. 1839
     Henry Gilbert Holcombe was also known as Gilbert Henry Holcombe.1 He was born in 1839. He was the son of Uri Holcombe and Sophia Godard. Henry Gilbert Holcombe married Caroline Ward Wilkinson on 4 November 1869.

Children of Henry Gilbert Holcombe and Caroline Ward Wilkinson

Citations

  1. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Caroline Ward Wilkinson

b. 28 April 1843, d. 17 March 1923
     Caroline Ward Wilkinson was born on 28 April 1843 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She married Henry Gilbert Holcombe, son of Uri Holcombe and Sophia Godard, on 4 November 1869. Caroline Ward Wilkinson died on 17 March 1923 at age 79.

Children of Caroline Ward Wilkinson and Henry Gilbert Holcombe

Sarah Sophia Holcombe

b. 8 August 1870
     Sarah Sophia Holcombe was born on 8 August 1870 at Burlington, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Henry Gilbert Holcombe and Caroline Ward Wilkinson.

George Algernon Holcombe1

b. 17 December 1875, d. 4 April 1945
     After enlisting in the Navy was assigned to USS Guinevere yacht of "Suicide Fleet", which sank Jan 25, 1918 off coast of France; next assigned shore duty in Supply Corps, Lorient France; Nov 1918 ordered to legal work in US naval Headquarters, London, in which he travelled in British Isles and on the Continent. He visited Holcombe homesteads in Devonshire, England; obtained copy of the Register of the Holcombe Parish there; returned to US June 30, 1920, and in 1923 entered work as attorney in office of Solicitor of Veterans Administration.

Was awarded prize as handsomest man attending the World Holcombe Reunion, Philadelphia, PA in Sept 1926, where he was accompanied by his sister, Sarah Sophia.

Elected Jan 27, 1933 as member of Board of Welfare and Recreational Ass'n. Washington, DC and served as Pres. of Employees Welfare Ass'n of Veterans Administration. George Algernon Holcombe was born on 17 December 1875 at Burlington, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Henry Gilbert Holcombe and Caroline Ward Wilkinson. George Algernon Holcombe was graduated at Collinsville, Hartford Co., CT. He was graduated at Union College, Schenectady, NY. He was graduated at Law; Albany Law School, Albany, NY. He was MLT INDUCTION on 12 July 1917 at Navy. He died on 4 April 1945 at age 69.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 216.2/Item A-8-4-9-3-2-3-4-2.

Henry Wilkinson Holcombe

b. 2 June 1878, d. 3 February 1924
     Henry Wilkinson Holcombe was born on 2 June 1878 at Burlington, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Henry Gilbert Holcombe and Caroline Ward Wilkinson. Henry Wilkinson Holcombe died on 3 February 1924 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 45.

Lambert Elam Holcombe1

b. circa 1840, d. 18 October 1874
     Lambert Elam Holcombe was born circa 1840 at CT.2 He was the son of Uri Holcombe and Sophia Godard. Lambert Elam Holcombe died on 18 October 1874; unmarried.3

Lambert enlisted in the 22nd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company D, on 28 August 1862, and was discharged on 7 July 1863.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 217.1/Item A-8-4-9-3-2-3-5.
  2. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 99.

Mary Alderman1

b. 1761, d. 1843
     Mary Alderman was born in 1761.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Alderman Jr. and Keziah Holcombe.1 Mary Alderman died in 1843.1

Child of Mary Alderman and Benjamin Cook

Citations

  1. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 527.

Thomas Copley IV

b. 28 December 1743, d. 4 January 1797
     Thomas Copley IV was born on 28 December 1743 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.1 He married Phenix Lane on 17 July 1765.1 Thomas Copley IV married Mary Holcombe, daughter of John Holcombe and Mary Kent, on 11 July 1774 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Thomas Copley IV died on 4 January 1797 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 53.1

Children of Thomas Copley IV and Mary Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S592] Louis Marinus Dewey, "Thomas Copley."
  2. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord, Page 343.

Elizur Goodrich

d. 1776
     Elizur Goodrich was the son of Gershon Goodrich and Elizabeth Savage. Elizur Goodrich died in 1776.

David Goodrich

b. 7 November 1773, d. 12 October 1857
     David Goodrich was born on 7 November 1773 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1,2,3 He was the son of David Goodrich and Penelope Holcombe. David Goodrich married Hilpah Hayes, daughter of Seth Hayes and Mehitable Topping, on 11 September 1803 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 David Goodrich died on 12 October 1857 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 83.2,1

The George Hayes Genealogy states that Penelope Holcombe married Elizur Goodrich and their son, David, was born Granby 7 Nov 1773.4

David and Hilpah were enumerated in the 1850 Granby, Hartford Co., CT census with Ellen Holcombe, age 21 also in the household (probably granddaughter Martha Ellen Holcombe).

Children of David Goodrich and Hilpah Hayes

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 81.
  2. [S243] Rev. Charles Wells Hayes, George Hayes, Page 58.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 186.1, Item A-8-1-6-9-1.
  4. [S243] Rev. Charles Wells Hayes, George Hayes, page 58.
  5. [S243] Rev. Charles Wells Hayes, George Hayes, Page 59.

Silas Goodrich

b. 13 July 1775
     Silas Goodrich was born on 13 July 1775 at Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT. He was the son of David Goodrich and Penelope Holcombe.

James Hillyer IV

b. 6 October 1746, d. 22 April 1826
     James Hillyer IV was born on 6 October 1746.1 He was the son of Capt. James Hillyer and Mary Eno Humphrey. James Hillyer IV married Ruth Holcombe, daughter of Nathaniel Holcombe IV and Margaret Cossett, on 2 February 1769 at St. Ann's Episcopal Chruch, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 James Hillyer IV married Hannah Wadsworth on 3 December 1792 at probably Hartford, CT.2 James Hillyer IV married Dorcas Eldridge.2 James Hillyer IV married Penelope Holcombe, daughter of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph, on 12 October 1823 at First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 James Hillyer IV died on 22 April 1826 at age 79.1

Children of James Hillyer IV and Ruth Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 140.
  2. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 125.
  3. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 128.

Lydia Holcombe1,2

b. 1730, d. 27 February 1822
     Lydia Holcombe was born in 1730 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Lt. David Holcombe and Mehitable Buttolph. Lydia Holcombe married Solomon Higley, son of Nathaniel Higley and Abigail Filer, in October 1749 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 Lydia Holcombe died on 27 February 1822 at Mount Lebanon, Rensselaer Co., NY.4,3

Children of Lydia Holcombe and Solomon Higley

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I. Pgs. 70, 155.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1/Item A-8-1-2-10.
  3. [S506] Leroy E. Higley, John Higley, CD Supplement #1.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1.

Mary Holcombe

     Mary Holcombe married Jedediah Holcombe, son of Lt. David Holcombe and Mehitable Buttolph, in 1760.1

Mary could have also been called Martha or Mercy.

Weir says her third husband was William Shepard.

Children of Mary Holcombe and Jedediah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.2.

Jedediah Holcombe II1,2,3

b. 2 October 1767, d. 1800
     Jedediah Holcombe II was born on 2 October 1767 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Jedediah Holcombe and Mary Holcombe.5 Jedediah Holcombe II married Lydia Hosington in 1794.5 Jedediah Holcombe II died in 1800.

Jedediah was the ward of Lt. Benjamin Holcombe (A-8-3-4-8), during his minority, when he moved with his guardian's family about 1783 from Granby, Conn. to Panton, Addison Co., VT, and moved again about 1792 from Panton to Boquet Valley, Essex Co., NY and settled on 100 acres, Lot No. 2, there. 6

McPherson lists their marriage in 1794 and only one child, Mary, born in 1799. However, the Vermont Vital Records on familysearach.org shows the birth of son Truman on NOvember 29 1789.

Children of Jedediah Holcombe II and Lydia Hosington

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.2/Item A-8-1-2-12-1.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 155/Item 812a1.
  3. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXV:Pgs. 273-4/Items 64783 and 64784; Vol. LXXIV:Pg. 142/Item 73375; Vol. LXXIX:Pg. 62/Item 78163; Vol. CIX:Pg. 211/Item 108703.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 254.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.2.
  6. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.
  7. [S757] Frank Edgar Weeks, Camden Township.

Almon Holcombe1

b. 9 June 1772, d. December 1823
     Almon Holcombe was born on 9 June 1772 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Jedediah Holcombe and Mary Holcombe.3 Almon Holcombe died in December 1823 at age 51.4

Almon settled soon after March 1792 on 50 acres adjoining lot No. 7, Bouquet Valley, Essex Co., NY; moved to Cuyahoga Co., OH, where he homesteaded and lived on 62 acres of Lot 82 Brownhelm Twp. and where he died. Lucinda survived him and had dower in said land, Oct. 4 1825. 5

There was an Almon Holcombe enumerated in the 1820 Brownhelm, Huron Co., OH, federal census.

Child of Almon Holcombe and Lucinda Knowlton

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 155/Item 812a2.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 254.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.2.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 137.1.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Mary Holcombe

b. 9 October 1774, d. 18 May 1842
     Mary Holcombe was born on 9 October 1774 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Jedediah Holcombe and Mary Holcombe.2 Mary Holcombe married Dr. Asa Post on 3 January 1793 at Panton, Addison Co., VT.3 Mary Holcombe died on 18 May 1842 at Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NY, at age 67.3 She was buried at Boquet Valley Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NY.3

Dr. Post moved about 1792 to Vergennese, VT, thense to Panton, thence across Lake Champlain about 1804 to Elizabethtown, in the Bouquet Valley of Essex Co., NY. 4


Information on Mary and her descendants is from Nena Reisner. She cites a book called Pleasant Valley, A History of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, by George Levi Brown; and a book calle The Descendants of John Perry of London, 1955 by Bertram Adams.

Mary and Asa had nine children.

Children of Mary Holcombe and Dr. Asa Post

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 254.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.2.
  3. [S643] Nena Reisner, "Descendants of Asa Post," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe, 26 August 2000.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Martha Holcombe

b. 8 May 1779
     Martha Holcombe was born on 8 May 1779 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Jedediah Holcombe and Mary Holcombe.2 Bowman suggests Martha married Oliver Holcombe, descendant of Thomas, but McPherson suggests Oliver is a descendant of John and Sarah Scott Holcomb.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 254.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.2.

Solomon Higley

b. 8 January 1728, d. 2 June 1821
     Solomon Higley was born on 8 January 1728 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 He was the son of Nathaniel Higley and Abigail Filer.1 Solomon Higley married Lydia Holcombe, daughter of Lt. David Holcombe and Mehitable Buttolph, in October 1749 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 Solomon Higley died on 2 June 1821 at Shaker Cemetery #3, Mount Lebanon, Rensselaer Co., NY, at age 93.2,3

Solomon and Lydia had embraced the Shaker faith very early, previous to 1780, and they were consequently among the number who founded this thrifty, social, and highly moral sect. 3

Children of Solomon Higley and Lydia Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1.
  2. [S506] Leroy E. Higley, John Higley, CD Supplement #1.
  3. [S616] Patricia Sezna Hagerty, "Seth Higley - Shaker Ancestor."

Ezra Holcombe1,2,3

b. circa 1735, d. 23 April 1813
     Ezra Holcombe was born circa 1735 at possibly Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.4,5,6 He was the son of Lt. David Holcombe and Mehitable Buttolph. Ezra Holcombe married Phoebe Gillet, daughter of Nathaniel Gillette and Phebe (?), circa 1755 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,6,8 Ezra Holcombe died on 23 April 1813 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.4,6 He was buried at Granby Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.9

Served as a private in Capt. Buttolph's Co., which arrived at NY City Aug 18, 1776, where he was discharged Sept 25, 1776. Lived in a gambrel roofed house on the west road in Granby before moving to Granville, MA. 10


McPherson lists the death as 1811 in Granville, Hampden Co., MA. When did Ezra Sr. die? In his case, there are too many vital records, a rarity in this family. The Holcomb genealogy says he died in Granville in 1811. The First Church records in Granby have a date of 23 Apr 1813 and he would have been 78 years. The Granville, MA church records list the deaths of two Ezra Holcombs, one after 8 Dec 1809 (age 76 so born c.1733) and one after 23 Sept 1816. The date here has a strikeover and could be age 51, born 1765 or age 31, born 1785. The Granville Vital Records have Ezra dying of old age in 1809, age 76 and read the other Ezra as dying in 1816 age 81, born 1735. 7

The Granville VR for Ezra are taken from the church records, not gravestones, which did not have dates with the names and may not have been transcribed correctly. If we believe all these entries, at least three men named Ezra died within a few years. However, in that time period the only Ezra Holcombs in the area were Ezra and his son. The son moved to Granville, OH and died there. Ezra had his farm on both sides of the CT and MA boundary. I think he continued to attend the First Church in Granby. The death of his wife and his son Silas are in the First Church records. It is likely that the death of Ezra found in the First Church is correct. I can’t explain either the 1811 genealogy date or the two dates in the Granville Church records. There are other examples of Granville Church records differing widely from gravestones and other records. It seems safe to assume the Granville Church may be inaccurate. 7

The marriage date of Ezra and Phebe is not known, but it must be around 1755. Their first child was born in 1756 and they joined the church the same year. Many researchers are led astray about this marriage date by a court case Ezra was involved in concerning a will Phebe’s father, Nathaniel Gillet, signed 24 Apr 1773. Nathaniel signed everything to his son John for taking care of his parents until they died. In April 1781, Ezra Holcomb made a reciprocal agreement with John Gillet, assuming John’s parental responsibilities and receiving the benefits. Nathaniel Gillet agreed to this change. In return, Ezra signed his farm in Granby and Granville over to John Gillet. Another Gillet son persuaded his father Nathaniel to sign another will so Ezra went to court. At one point he testified that he was married to Phebe Gillet before 24 Apr 1773, to prove he was part of the family long before the will was written. That does not mean he married Phebe in 1773, which many researchers assumed, causing all sorts of problems with the children born before that date. The Holcomb genealogy omits the word “before” but the original document was researched and the genealogy is wrong. Ezra won the case. 7

Robert Eric Holcomb researched and privately published an extensive paper on Ezra and his descendants in September of 2015 titled The Holcombe Branch of James7 (Levi6, Ezra5, David4, Nathaniel3 2, Thomas1.)

Children of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 155/Item 8128.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 131.1/Item A-8-1-2-9.
  3. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 59/Item 223.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 141.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 119.2.
  6. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  7. [S747] Carol Laun, "David Holcombe," e-mail to James Holcombe, 16 January 2012.
  8. [S810] Edwin W. Strickland II, William Buell, page 173.
  9. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery.
  10. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Phoebe Gillet

b. 1741, d. 4 July 1802
     Phoebe Gillet was also known as Phoebe Gillette. She was born in 1741 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT; per gravestone.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Gillette and Phebe (?)1 Phoebe Gillet married Ezra Holcombe, son of Lt. David Holcombe and Mehitable Buttolph, circa 1755 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,1,3 Phoebe Gillet died on 4 July 1802 at Granville, Hampden Co., MA.1

Burials in the Granby Center Cemetery shows death as July 4, 1802.

Children of Phoebe Gillet and Ezra Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  2. [S747] Carol Laun, "David Holcombe," e-mail to James Holcombe, 16 January 2012.
  3. [S810] Edwin W. Strickland II, William Buell, page 173.

Ezra Holcombe II1

b. circa 1756, d. 3 September 1835
     Ezra Holcombe II was born circa 1756 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Ezra Holcombe II married Lucy (?) before 1800.2 Ezra Holcombe II died on 3 September 1835 at Granville, Licking Co., OH.2 He was buried at Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Licking Co., OH.3

A Granby Probate Record, dated 17 Mar 1789 proves Ezra was son of Ezra, grandson of Lt. David. Another land record connects him with brothers Jesse and Asa.


Moved to Granville, Licking Co., OH. 4

Child of Ezra Holcombe II and possible unknown wife (?)

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 131.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-1.
  2. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  3. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 19792819.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Enos Holcombe

b. 1760, d. before 14 April 1801
     Enos Holcombe was born in 1760 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Enos Holcombe died before 14 April 1801 at Bloomfield, Ontario Co., NY; possibly did not marry as his 1801 will only lists his parents and siblings.11

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."

Lucy (?)

b. circa 1780, d. 12 August 1827
     Lucy (?) was born circa 1780.1 She married Ezra Holcombe II, son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet, before 1800.1 Lucy (?) died on 12 August 1827 at Granville, Licking Co., OH.1 She was buried at Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Licking Co., OH.

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."

Levi Holcombe1,2,3

b. 15 January 1763, d. 2 April 1854
     Levi Holcombe was born on 15 January 1763 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Levi Holcombe married (?) Wallace.4 Levi Holcombe married Chloe Poisson on 16 October 1798 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.5,4 Levi Holcombe died on 2 April 1854 at Burnett, Dodge Co., WI, at age 91.4 He was buried at Burnett Corners Cemetery, Burnett, Dodge Co., WI.6

Levi and Chloe's marriage is documented in the Connecticut Church Record Abstracts , Vol. 41, Granby, page 77.

Moved to Ft. Ann, Washington Co., NY, about 1810.7


There were three men named Levi Holcomb born around the same time and the genealogies have them confused. The First Congregational Church records refer to Levi Holcomb 1st, Levi Holcomb 2nd and sometimes just Levi Holcomb. The same is true in Granby Town Records. Unfortunately, there is no consistency. 5

The other two are Levi, son of David and Elizabeth Griffin Holcomb, and Levi, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Wilcox Holcomb.


Roibertl Holcomb says: The following children along with their birth years and locations are based on Levi's census information of 1790, 1800, and 1810, along with his recorded land deeds; the possible first names and family details are only provided to aid in the search for primary documentation. Because Robert l does not have sufficient evidence to place Levi with the correct mother, he places a Levi under both WALLACE and POISSON. For the purposes of this web site we will accept McPherson's POISSON. The Levi Benjamin Holcombe that Robert Eric Holcombe places here is most likely the Levi, son of Levi (1806-1888) and his second wife, Sarah.

Children of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 131.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-3.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 60.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 155/Item 81283.
  4. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  5. [S747] Carol Laun, "David Holcombe," e-mail to James Holcombe, 16 January 2012.
  6. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 32501114.
  7. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Alvin T. Holcombe1,2,3

b. 11 November 1768, d. 8 May 1858
     Alvin T. Holcombe was also known as Alvan T. Holcomb.4 He was born on 11 November 1768 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Alvin T. Holcombe married Mary Mather, daughter of William Mather and Rhoda Marvin, in 1792 at Hampden Co., MA.4 Alvin T. Holcombe married Polly (?) on 23 June 1826 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.4 Alvin T. Holcombe died on 8 May 1858 at possibly Colesville, Broome Co., NY, at age 89.4,5

Alvin is recroded in the 1850 census of Colesville, Broome Co., NY, living in the home of his son, Alvin II.

Weir shows death in Granville, MA.

Children of Alvin T. Holcombe and Mary Mather

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.1/Item A-8-1-2-9-4.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 155/Item 81284.
  3. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 59/Item 223.3.
  4. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  5. [S810] Edwin W. Strickland II, William Buell, page 173.

Mary Mather

b. 17 December 1769, d. August 1825
     Mary Mather was born on 17 December 1769 at Lyme, New London Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of William Mather and Rhoda Marvin. Mary Mather married Alvin T. Holcombe, son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet, in 1792 at Hampden Co., MA.1 Mary Mather died in August 1825 at Granville, Hampden Co., MA, at age 55.1

Children of Mary Mather and Alvin T. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."

Asa Holcombe1,2,3

b. circa 1777, d. 20 November 1864
     Asa Holcombe was born circa 1777 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4,5,6 He was the son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Asa Holcombe married Lucinda Miller on 20 November 1794.7 Asa Holcombe died on 20 November 1864 at Spring, Crawford Co., PA.7,6

Asa owned real estate in N. Granby, Hartford Co., CT, which he sold about 1825. He had previously lived Granville, MA, where he had several land transactions; moved about 1811 to near Lake Champlain in NY and in about 1835 moved to Rundell Springs Twp., Crawford Co. PA, where his is recorded with family in 1850 census.8 In 1860 Asa survived but Lucinda had died.


Asa was enumerated in the 1860 Spring Twp., Crawford Co., PA, federal census in the household of his son, Asa Jr.

Children of Asa Holcombe and Lucinda Miller

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-5.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 60.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 155/Item 81285.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 131.1, Item A-8-1-2-9-5.
  5. [S361] Michael C. Holcomb, Holcombes in Ashtabula.
  6. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  7. [S406] Beulah Warner Russon, Banyan Tree, Page 10.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Jesse Holcombe1

b. 1772, d. 1843
     Jesse Holcombe was born in 1772 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Jesse Holcombe married Phebe (?) circa 1798 at possibly Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 Jesse Holcombe married Lucy Webb on 10 April 1805 at Otis, Berkshire Co., MA.2 Jesse Holcombe died in 1843 at Salem, Washington Co., NY.3

from McPherson:

The birth date of Jesse is in conflict. In the family bible of his son, Benoni Holcomb, held by the latter's son Moses F. Holcomb, now living there is a record of this Jesse's birth as occuring in Litchfield Co., Conn in 1756.

He was a farmer, woolen mfgr. and tailor, Litchfield Co., CT, Covington, Wyoming Co., and Salem, Washington Co., NY.

Child of Jesse Holcombe and Phebe (?)

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.1/Item A-8-1-2-9-6.
  2. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.1.

Silas Holcombe

b. 1780, d. 27 December 1821
     Silas Holcombe was born in 1780 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Silas Holcombe died on 27 December 1821 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT; burnt to death.2

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 141.

Phebe Holcombe1,2

b. 1757, d. 28 June 1810
     Phebe Holcombe was born in 1757 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet. Phebe Holcombe married Abner C. Waters, son of Abner Waters and Lydia Root, on 1 February 1782 at possibly Granby, Hartford Co., CT.4,3 Phebe Holcombe died on 28 June 1810 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was buried at Lee Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136/Item A-8-1-2-9-8.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 155/Item 81288.
  3. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1.

Chloe Poisson

b. circa 1774, d. possibly before 1850
     Chloe Poisson was also known as Chloe Pison.1 She was born circa 1774 at possibly Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Levi Holcombe, son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet, on 16 October 1798 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2,1 Chloe Poisson died possibly before 1850.

Children of Chloe Poisson and Levi Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  2. [S747] Carol Laun, "David Holcombe," e-mail to James Holcombe, 16 January 2012.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Betsey Holcombe

b. between 1775 and 1784
     Betsey Holcombe was born between 1775 and 1784 at possibly Kingsbury, Washington Co., NY.1 She was the daughter of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson.

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."

Huldah Holcombe

b. circa 1795, d. after 1880
     Huldah Holcombe was born circa 1795 at possibly Westfield, Washington Co., NY.1 She was the daughter of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson. Huldah Holcombe married Benjamin L. Grant.1 Huldah Holcombe died after 1880 at possibly Black Brook, Polk Co., WI.1

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."

Rachel Holcombe

b. between 1775 and 1784
     Rachel Holcombe was born between 1775 and 1784 at possibly Kingsbury, Washington Co., NY.1 She was the daughter of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson.

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."

Ezra Holcombe

b. 1790, d. 9 December 1873
     Ezra Holcombe was born in 1790 at possibly Kingsbury or Westfield, Washington Co., NY.1 He was the son of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson. Ezra Holcombe married Matilda Butterfield.1 Ezra Holcombe died on 9 December 1873 at Afton, Chenango Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."

Asa Holcombe

     Asa Holcombe was the son of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson.

Levi Holcombe II1

b. between 1795 and 1800, d. after 1870
     Levi Holcombe II was born between 1795 and 1800 at possibly Westfield, Washington Co., NY.2,3 He was the son of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson.4 Levi Holcombe II married Hannah Marsh in November 1816 at Medina Co., OH. Levi Holcombe II died after 1870 at possibly Leavitt, Oceana Co., MI.3

There is some confusion as to whether this Levi belongs to this family, son of Levi and Chloe (Poisson) Holcombe, or to the family of Levi's other marriage to WALLACE.3 McPherson, page 131.2, doesn't even mention a marriage of his father to WALLACE, but assignes all children to Poisson.4

Levi Holcomb II, then 17 years old, was working on his father's farm, Ft. Ann, Washington Co., NY, when news of the British invasion in War of 1812 reached him and brothers. They hastened to enlist to repel the invaders. They were marksmen of skill and went into decisive action for the duration. No record of any application by him for US pension or bounty land was found when compiler made search. Both were available to him for his services.4


He endured the hardships and dangers of, at least, 5 frontier locations as a pioneer: Washington Co., NY, Medina and Erie counties, OH, Ionia and Oceana Counties, Michigan, the last when nearly 70 years old. Survival to his very advanced age is proof of his courage, skill and efficiency as a soldier, hunter, herdsman, horseman, farmer, live stockman, timberman and builder. 4


In Erie and Medina counties, Ohio, especially he met the challenge of packs of big grey wolves, riding horseback singly, armed only with a club. Herds of swine for himself and neighbors, fattening in woods from nuts from trees were rounded up and slaughtered by them, mounted and accompanied by dogs, trained to help capture the hogs. When enough had been slaughtered to stock their meat curing storage spaces for a family for a season, the wolves had been attracted to the scene. In transporting the meat home to storage wolves had to be fought by men and dogs en-route. Convoying this meat through wolf packs for considerable distances taxed the settlers' resourcefulness. He shot a panther in his meat house at night putting the muzzle of his gun through crack and using the shine of the animal's eyes as a target.4


Levi, riding home 2 miles from a neighbor's place at twilight heard wolves howling a summons for reinforcements to attack horse and rider and were soon snapping at his legs, the horse's throat, flanks and hamstrings. The force and aim of Levi's, while balancing himself on his racing horse disabled wolves as they came to attack until he and horse were safe at home.4


Levi settled at Florence, Erie Co., - near Sandusky, Ohio - before 1820, living just previously - and perhaps later, at Harrisville, Medina Co., Ohio, until probably about 1853 when he and his son, Porter, moved together to Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan, where the families of both are recorded in the 1860 census as farmers.4


Levi joined his son, Porter Holcomb, and grandson, Perry Washington Holcomb in a final removal, - again as pioneers - to another frontier, Oceana Co., Michigan between 1865 and 1870 where they entered land and were settled in the recording of the 1870 census of Levett, Oceana Co., Michigan.4


When Levi and Hannah were married, it required several days trip by a friend of theirs to locate and obtain an official qualified to solemnize the marriage, a Magistrate being brought from Coventry. 4


It is perhaps Levi who was enumerated in the 1860 Ionia, Ionia Co., MI, federal census, page 87, near son Porter. He was 64. The wife's name was Laura, age 61. Also in the household were Elizabeth Reed age 29, and Francis Reed, age 4.


Levi II died in the 1870's at age 83-87 years.

Children of Levi Holcombe II and Hannah Marsh

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 131.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-3-6.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 131.2.
  3. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

William Holcombe

b. between 1801 and 1810
     William Holcombe was born between 1801 and 1810 at possibly Westfield-Ft. Ann, Washington Co., NY.1 He was the son of Levi Holcombe and Chloe Poisson.

Citations

  1. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."