Almira Holcombe

b. circa 1839
     Almira Holcombe married William Matthews. Almira Holcombe was born circa 1839 at PA.1 She was the daughter of Asa Holcombe and Fanny Orcutt.

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database.

Sophronia Holcombe

b. circa 1845
     Sophronia Holcombe was born circa 1845 at PA.1 She was the daughter of Asa Holcombe and Fanny Orcutt. Sophronia Holcombe married Z. B. Farr.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Viola Holcombe

b. circa 1846
     Viola Holcombe married George H. Brown. Viola Holcombe was born circa 1846 at PA.1 She was the daughter of Asa Holcombe and Fanny Orcutt.

Citations

  1. [S33] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Orson Holcombe

b. circa 1848
     Orson Holcombe was born circa 1848 at PA. He was the son of Asa Holcombe and Fanny Orcutt.

Achsah Sanders

b. circa 1814
     Achsah Sanders was born circa 1814 at NY. She married Luman Holcombe, son of Asa Holcombe and Lucinda Miller.

Children of Achsah Sanders and Luman Holcombe

Frances E. Holcombe1

     Frances E. Holcombe was born at NY. She was the daughter of Luman Holcombe and Achsah Sanders.

Children of Frances E. Holcombe and Edgard Rundell

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-5-4-1.

Alice Holcombe

     Alice Holcombe was born at NY. She was the daughter of Luman Holcombe and Achsah Sanders. Alice Holcombe married Henry Hauser.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2.

Orla H. Holcombe

b. circa 1851
     Orla H. Holcombe was born circa 1851 at PA. He was the son of Luman Holcombe and Achsah Sanders.

Children of Orla H. Holcombe and Nellie Seward

John Jay Holcombe1,2

b. 1841
     John Jay Holcombe was born in 1841 at PA.3 He was the son of Luman Holcombe and Achsah Sanders. John Jay Holcombe married Jennie (?)4

J.J. and J. E. were enumerated in the 1870 Cormeantville, Spring Twp., Crawford Co., PA, federal census. He was 29, she was 29. Children in the household were Homer 3, and Grant 1 month.

Children of John Jay Holcombe and Jennie (?)

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-5-4-4.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 60.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2.
  4. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Henry Hauser

     Henry Hauser married Alice Holcombe, daughter of Luman Holcombe and Achsah Sanders.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2.

Leon Holcombe

     Leon Holcombe was the son of Orla H. Holcombe and Nellie Seward.

Hazel Holcombe

     Hazel Holcombe was the daughter of Orla H. Holcombe and Nellie Seward.

Mildred Holcombe

     Mildred Holcombe was the daughter of Orla H. Holcombe and Nellie Seward.

Edgar Holcombe

d. at age 2
     Edgar Holcombe died at age 2. He was the son of John Jay Holcombe and Jennie (?)

Homer J. Holcombe1,2

b. 1868
     Homer J. Holcombe was born in 1868 at Conneautville, Crawford Co., PA.3 He was the son of John Jay Holcombe and Jennie (?)3 Homer J. Holcombe married Alberta Cau circa 1891 at Erie, PA.4

Children of Homer J. Holcombe and Alberta Cau

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-5-4-4-2.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 60.
  3. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  4. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Walter Independence Holcombe

b. 4 July 1870
     Walter Independence Holcombe was born on 4 July 1870. He was the son of John Jay Holcombe and Jennie (?)

Harry Hayes Holcombe1,2

b. circa 1873
     Harry Hayes Holcombe was born circa 1873 at PA.3 He was the son of John Jay Holcombe and Jennie (?)

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.1/Item A-8-1-2-9-5-4-4-4.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 60.
  3. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Alberta Cau

b. 1869
     Alberta Cau was born in 1869 at PA.1 She married Homer J. Holcombe, son of John Jay Holcombe and Jennie (?), circa 1891 at Erie, PA.1

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Ralph Homer Holcombe1,2

     Ralph Homer Holcombe was the son of Homer J. Holcombe and Alberta Cau.

Ralph graduated Warren, Ohio, High School, 1913, Oberlin College, June, 1917; in May 1917 he enlisted with Lakeside Hospital Unit, and went to France; was there until April 1919; left Oberlin one month before graduation exercises, but got his diploma as he had passed exams.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 133.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-5-4-4-2-1.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 60.

Gladys Margaret Holcombe

     Gladys Margaret Holcombe was the daughter of Homer J. Holcombe and Alberta Cau. Gladys Margaret Holcombe married Melvin Goodwin.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.1.

William Henry Holcombe

     William Henry Holcombe was the son of William Horace Holcombe and Hannah Hickley.

William Horace Holcombe

b. September 1837, d. March 1908
William Horace Holcombe
1837 - 1908
     William Horace Holcombe was born in September 1837 at Knoxville, Knox Co., IL.1,2 He was the son of William Horace Holcombe and Hannah Hickley. William Horace Holcombe married Elizabeth Munson in 1866 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.1 William Horace Holcombe married Mary Crossette in 1896 at Hinsdale, DuPage Co., IL.1 William Horace Holcombe died in March 1908 at age 70. He was buried at Hinsdale, DuPage Co., IL.

From the Holcomb Illinois Centennial Program:

William Horace Holcomb, Jr., was born in Knoxville, Illinois, in 1840, and he attended Knox College. He was in the Union Army from 1861-1865, during the Civil War. He served as a sergeant in the First Illinois Cavalry, and he was mustered out as a captain.

In 1866, Holcomb was married to Elizabeth Munson at New Haven, Connecticut, and the couple had three children, William H., Herbert W., and Anne. Shortly after his first marriage Holcomb purchased a lumber yard in Maquon, Illinois. He and his family resided there for two years, and then Holcomb sold the lumber yard and purchased a farm near Paxton, Illinois.

In 1871, when Francis E. Hinckley was building the Chicago and Iowa Railroad from Aurora to Forreston, he hired Holcomb, who was his cousin, to come to Rochelle and be general freight agent and all around man for the road.

In 1874-1875 the Chicago, Rockford and Northern Railroad built a road running north from a junction with the Chicago and Iowa Railroad at Flagg Center to Rockford. Part of the road was built about three miles east of another south-north road that the former Rockford Central Railroad had planned and worked on in 187101872, and then abandoned shortly afterward. Hinckley and Holcomb of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad helped plan and build the south-north road for the Chicago, Rockford and Northern Railroad. Holcomb and several large landowners between Rockford and Kings were instrumental in causing the railroad to be built about three miles east of where it had been previously planned and partially built. In 1875, the village of Davis Junction was platted near the junction of the new south-north road and the new Chicago and Pacific Railroad running east and west. In 1875, the village of Holcomb was laid out along the new south-north road in the area between Davis Junction and Kings. It was platted in 1876 and named in honor of Mr. Holcomb because of his efforts to put the road through that area instead of further west, through White Rock, as formerly planned. The village of Kings was laid out in 1875, and platted in 1877.

In 1877, after the Chicago and Iowa Railroad got into financial difficulty, Holcomb was appointed receiver and general manager, and he occupied that position for eight years. Owing to his good management during that period the road was placed on a paying basis.

In 1872-1873, Holcomb built a large red brick and limestone house in Rochelle, on the southwest corner of Seventh Street and Sixth Avenue. (At the date of this writing, 1976, the house is still standing. In 1973 it was placed on the Illinois Register of Historic Places and on the National Register of Historic Places.) Holcombe held the office of alderman in Rochelle in 1874-1877, and he served as mayor of Rochelle in 1878-1880. He also served as a member of the school board and in other positions.

After Holcomb's receivership for the Chicago and Iowa Railroad ended and the road was absorbed by the Burlington Northern Railway, he served as superintendent of the division for a short time. Then he became superintendent of the Burlington Northern Railway with headquarters in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Later, Holcomb was superintendent of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and also manager of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. At the time he was stationed in Portland, Oregon. After a short time in that position he became superintendent and vice president of the Union Pacific Railroad. The road was between Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco, California, and the Holcomb family lived in Omaha.

In 1891, Holcomb and his family returned to Illinois and made their home in Hinsdale. Holcomb took an active part in the management of the transportation section of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, from its start to its completion. Holcomb's first wife died in 1892, and he married Mary Crossette at Hinsdale in1896. In about 1905, Holcombe's second wife was injured in a railway accident in Kentucky, and she died later in Nashville, Tennessee. During Holcomb's late years his interest continued to be in railroads and railroad supplies, and he had a business office in Chicago and two in the South. Holcomb died in March, 1908 and was buried at Hinsdale.

William and Elizabeth were enumerated in the 1870 Harwood, Champaign Co., IL, federal census. He was a farmer, age 32, she was 26. Children in the household were William 3, and Herbert 10 months. Also enumerated in the household was Charles Holcombe, 28.

William and Elizabeth were enumerated in the 1880 Rochelle, Ogle Co. IL, federal census. He was 41, she was 38. Children in the household were William 12, Herbert 10, and Ann 9.

William and Mary were enumerated in the 1900 Hinsdale, Downers Grove Twp., DuPage Co., IL, federal census. He was the superintendant of a coal mine, age 62, she was 53. The only child in the househodl was Anna 29.

Children of William Horace Holcombe and Elizabeth Munson

Citations

  1. [S633] Franklin Kruger, "William Horace Holcomb, Jr."
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Mary Jane Holcombe

     Mary Jane Holcombe was the daughter of William Horace Holcombe and Hannah Hickley.

Charles Francis Holcombe

b. circa 1841
     Charles Francis Holcombe was born circa 1841 at IL.1 He was the son of William Horace Holcombe and Hannah Hickley.

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database.

George Henry Holcombe

     George Henry Holcombe was the son of William Horace Holcombe and Hannah Hickley.

Mary Elizabeth Holcombe

b. circa 1844
     Mary Elizabeth Holcombe was born circa 1844. She was the daughter of William Horace Holcombe and Hannah Hickley. Mary Elizabeth Holcombe married (?) Walton.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Melvin Goodwin

     Melvin Goodwin married Gladys Margaret Holcombe, daughter of Homer J. Holcombe and Alberta Cau.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.1.

Phebe (?)1

b. circa 1781, d. 5 August 1801
     Phebe (?) was born circa 1781 at possibly CT.1 She married Jesse Holcombe, son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet, circa 1798 at possibly Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 Phebe (?) died on 5 August 1801 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; of consumption.

Child of Phebe (?) and Jesse Holcombe

Citations

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

Abner C. Waters1

b. 17 April 1758, d. 11 December 1838
     Abner C. Waters was born on 17 April 1758 at Hebron, Tolland Co., CT.2 He was the son of Abner Waters and Lydia Root.1 Abner C. Waters married Phebe Holcombe, daughter of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet, on 1 February 1782 at possibly Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3,1 Abner C. Waters married Phebe (?) on 17 June 1811 at Granville, Hampden Co., MA.2 Abner C. Waters died on 11 December 1838 at Kingsman, Trumbull Co., OH, at age 80.2,1

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, Page 136.1.

Abner Waters1

     Abner Waters married Lydia Root.1

Child of Abner Waters and Lydia Root

Citations

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

Daniel Holcombe

     Daniel Holcombe was the son of Jesse Holcombe and Phebe (?)

Lucy Webb

b. 5 March 1782, d. 2 September 1856
     Lucy Webb was born on 5 March 1782 at Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.1,2 She married Jesse Holcombe, son of Ezra Holcombe and Phoebe Gillet, on 24 March 1805 at Otis, Berkshire Co., MA.2,3 Lucy Webb died on 2 September 1856 at Ionia, Ionia Co., MI, at age 74.1,2 She was buried at Oakhill Cemetery, Ionia, Ionia Co., MI.1

Citations

  1. [S747] Carol Laun, "David Holcombe," e-mail to James Holcombe, 16 January 2012.
  2. [S808] Robert Eric Holcomb, "James Holcombe."
  3. [S819] Massachusetts Marriages, online http://familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCZY-YM6 : 4 December 2014
    FHL microfilm 1033748 IT 6.

Dean Warber

b. 1957
     Dean Warber was born in 1957 at Sycamore, IL. He was the son of Howard Laverne Warber and Esther Marie Schmitt.