Wilton Chappelle Moore

b. 29 April 1907, d. 28 January 1952
     Wilton Chappelle Moore was born on 29 April 1907 at Webb City, Jasper Co., MO. He was the son of Harry Claude Moore and Valera Mae Chappell. Wilton Chappelle Moore married Frances Smith.1 Wilton Chappelle Moore died on 28 January 1952 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 44. He was buried at Restland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX; Floral Hill Section, Space 3, Lot 19, Block R.

Captain, US Army, WWII

Wilton and Frances were enmerated in the Houston, Harris Co., TX 1940 Federal census. He was an assistant traffic manager age 32, she was 30. The only child in the household was Dollie Ann 9.

Citations

  1. [S749] 1940 Federal Census.

George Harvey Norton

b. 27 January 1870, d. 20 December 1941
     George Harvey Norton was born on 27 January 1870 at Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS. He was the son of Charles Harrison Norton and Laura Adelaide Lillie. George Harvey Norton married Lou Westbrook on 20 November 1894 at Greenwood Co., KS; Greenwood Co., KS, VR Book E page 406. George Harvey Norton married Zinn Tallie Alsup, daughter of Lemuel Ellis Alsup and Annie Lee Carpenter, on 5 July 1917 at Methodist Parsonage, Washington, DC.1 George Harvey Norton and Zinn Tallie Alsup were divorced. George Harvey Norton died on 20 December 1941 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 712, and was buried on 22 December 1941 at Hollywood Cemetery; Lot 142., Houston, Harris Co., TX.

Served as a Veterinary Sergeant in the Spanish American War. He was with the Colorado Volunteers, where he was a Pharmacy student.


Worked for the Houston Drug Company as a traveling salesman. At the time of his marriage to Zinn, his mother was living in DC.


G. Harvey and Zintallie were enumerated in the 1920 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, federal census ED 182, page 4A. He was a salesman age 42, she was 25. The only child in the household was Nan, 6 months. His mother Laura A, age 65, was also in the household.


George H. and Zinn T. were enumerated in the 1930 Washington, District of Columbia, federal census, ED 291, page 1A. He was a druggist, age 47, she was 32. The only child in the household was Nan, age 10, born in California.


George Harvey held a license as a druggist in Colorado in 1940, but was enumerated in the household of Zinn Tallie in the 1940 Houston, Harris Co., TX federal census.

Child of George Harvey Norton and Zinn Tallie Alsup

Citations

  1. [S479] MC: Norton - Alsup.
  2. [S476] George Harvey Norton, DC: George Harvey Norton.

Zinn Tallie Alsup

b. 10 October 1890, d. 2 November 1970
Zinn Tallie and Nannie May Alsup
     Zinn Tallie Alsup also went by the name of Sissy Alsup. She was born on 10 October 1890 at Temple, Bell Co., TX.1,2 She was the daughter of Lemuel Ellis Alsup and Annie Lee Carpenter.2 Zinn Tallie Alsup married George Harvey Norton, son of Charles Harrison Norton and Laura Adelaide Lillie, on 5 July 1917 at Methodist Parsonage, Washington, DC.3 Zinn Tallie Alsup and George Harvey Norton were divorced. Zinn Tallie Alsup died on 2 November 1970 at Four Season Nursing Home, Austin, Travis Co., TX, at age 80; of Breast Cancer1,4, and was buried on 4 November 1970 at North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell Co., TX.4

The State of Texas has two different delayed birth certificates on file. The earliest one filed shows a birth date of 10 Oct 1891; the second 10 Oct 1890. The Social Security Administration accepted the 1890 date. Sissy was the younger of the two sisters by two years but their birth dates as accepted by the Social Security Administration would show Sissy as the oldest. Someone must have been fudging their age. She was listed in the 1920 census as 25; by 1930 she had gotten younger again, 32.

Died at the Four Seasons Nursing Home in Austin, Dr. Welch attending. She had been admitted on 8-7-1970. SSAN 449-30-8536. The death certificate from the Texas Department of Health states that she died of Carcinoma of Breast metastatic to liver. She was buried in the Belton Cemetery by Morris Holmann of the Hyltin-Manor Funeral Home of Austin, Lot 285 (Alsup lot), 404 N. Main.

She studied at Chicago University.

Child of Zinn Tallie Alsup and George Harvey Norton

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 449-30-8536.
  2. [S477] Zinn Tallie (Alsup) Norton, Birth Certificate 509070 (22 June 1942).
  3. [S479] MC: Norton - Alsup.
  4. [S475] Zinn Tallie (Alsup) Norton, DC: Zinn Tallie Alsup.

Clara Frances Babbitt1

b. 5 June 1849, d. 22 February 1934
Clara Frances Babbitt
1849-1934
     Clara Frances Babbitt was born on 5 June 1849 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA. She was the daughter of Harrison Willard Babbitt and Marilla Theresa Converse. Clara Frances Babbitt married Amherst Lanman Holcombe, son of James Holcombe and Miriam Colt, on 30 November 1882 at Barre, Worcester Co., MA. Clara Frances Babbitt witnessed the probate of the estate of Amherst Lanman Holcombe on 17 October 1894 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Clara Frances Babbitt married Lusias Sanborn Johnson on 8 December 1897 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Clara Frances Babbitt died on 22 February 1934 at Cottonade, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC, at age 84.2 She was buried on 23 February 1934 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC.

Children of Clara Frances Babbitt and Amherst Lanman Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S24] Charles Allen Converse, Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr., of Thompson Parish, Kiliingly, Conn., Page 332.
  2. [S102] Unknown name of person, Clara Frances Babbitt
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Kate Miriam Holcombe

b. 22 November 1888, d. 5 February 1973
James Talbot and Kate Miriam (Holcombe) Johnson
50th Wedding Anniversary
     Kate Miriam Holcombe was born on 22 November 1888 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Amherst Lanman Holcombe and Clara Frances Babbitt. Kate Miriam Holcombe married James Talbot Johnson, son of James McNeill Johnson and Annie Betsy Cockman, on 21 October 1913 at Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC. Kate Miriam Holcombe died on 5 February 1973 at Aberdeen, NC, at age 84. She was buried on 7 February 1973 at Old Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, NC.

After their father's death, the family moved to Southern Pines, in 1894, to a farm located on what is now Youngs Road. Kate attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. and Mt Holyoke College, where she graduated in 1912. She taught in a small mountain school near Tryon, NC, for a year prior to her marriage to Talbot, who was an attorney in Aberdeen.

The Johnson home in Aberdeen was always open to friends from all over and after their children left for preparatory schools, Kate became deeply involved in civic and charitable work; in Bethesda Presbyterian Church, the Aberdeen Schools and PTA, Mt. Holyoke College Alumnae Circles, the Aberrdeen Library, Moore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Planned Parenthood, the local Welfare Program, American Red Cross, Book Clubs, Garden and Social Clubs and the Alfred Moore Chapter of the DAR.

Following is a quotation from a special "This is Your Life" presentation at a meeting of the Alfred Moore Chapter, DAR written November 24, 1970 by the Johnsons' daughter, Betsy Jean Allport, edited by their son, Lawrence McNeill Johnson: "Now 82 years are passed in Kate Johnson's active life, and her hallmark has been made in the lives of the host of friends and loved ones that, if stretched out, would lengthen far out in space and time. She has had an enviable life's record and possesses a personality that has made this community a richer and better place because she has cared as she walked its paths, and more important, she cares as she walks today, slower to be sure, but still with a firmly resolved tread and a devotion to things that are worthwhile."

She died on a Monday morning at home in Aberdeen following a short illness. Funeral Services were held Wednesday at 11 am at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with the pastor, the Rev. W.C. Neill, officiating. Interment followed at Old Bethesda Cemetery.


James T. and Kate H. were enumerated in the 1920 Aberdeen Town, Sand Hill Township, Moore Co., NC, federal census. He was a civil attorney age 31, she was 31. Children in the household were Miriam C. 5, and Betsy J. 1 year 10 months. They were enumerated next door to his parents.

Children of Kate Miriam Holcombe and James Talbot Johnson

Julia A. Jones

b. 17 August 1822, d. 7 March 1881
     Julia A. Jones was born on 17 August 1822 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Meriam H. (?) Julia A. Jones married Amherst Lanman Holcombe, son of James Holcombe and Miriam Colt, on 31 October 1850. Julia A. Jones died on 7 March 1881 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 58.1 She died on 17 March 1881 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 58.2 She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot IV-67.3

Children of Julia A. Jones and Amherst Lanman Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S224] Records of the First Congregational Church, Photocopies unknown repository.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 103/Item IV-67.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 103.

James Talbot Johnson

b. 25 September 1888, d. April 1971
     James Talbot Johnson was born on 25 September 1888 at Kaiser, Ador, North Carolina. He was the son of James McNeill Johnson and Annie Betsy Cockman. James Talbot Johnson married Kate Miriam Holcombe, daughter of Amherst Lanman Holcombe and Clara Frances Babbitt, on 21 October 1913 at Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC. James Talbot Johnson died in April 1971 at age 82. He was buried at Old Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, NC.

Children of James Talbot Johnson and Kate Miriam Holcombe

James Holcombe1,2,3

b. 25 September 1767, d. 23 April 1838
James Holcombe
1767-1838
Granby Center Cemetery
     James Holcombe was born on 25 September 1767 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. James Holcombe married Mary Holly on 15 May 1792 at First Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.5 James Holcombe married Miriam Colt, daughter of Dr. Amherst Colt and Miriam Giddings II, on 16 December 1819. James Holcombe left a will on 10 April 1836 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.6 He died on 23 April 1838 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 70.7,4 He was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot O-66.8,9

James' gravestone indicates that he was age 71 at death.

As a farmer, James and his family would have suffered severely in 1816, "the year there was no summer," with temperatures in the 30's and snow in June. Crop failures were widespread and newly shorn sheep died in the cold. Many of his friends and family probably left Granby and settled in the Midwest.

Children of James Holcombe and Mary Holly

Children of James Holcombe and Miriam Colt

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, page 56, Item 218.2.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 162/Item A-8-1-6-3-5.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 157/Item 81635.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery.
  5. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.
  6. [S225] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  7. [S231] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  8. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 122.
  9. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 66030161.

Miriam Colt

b. 18 April 1789
     Miriam Colt was born on 18 April 1789. She was the daughter of Dr. Amherst Colt and Miriam Giddings II. Miriam Colt married Silas Perkins. Miriam Colt married James Holcombe, son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish, on 16 December 1819. Miriam Colt witnessed the will of James Holcombe on 10 April 1836 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Miriam Colt and James Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S225] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Mary Holcombe1

b. 23 September 1793, d. 30 April 1853
     Mary Holcombe was also known as Polly Holcombe. She was born on 23 September 1793 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of James Holcombe and Mary Holly. Mary Holcombe married Andrew Hayes III on 4 October 1814 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Mary Holcombe died on 30 April 1853 at age 59.2

Children of Mary Holcombe and Andrew Hayes III

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 162.2/Item A-8-1-6-3-5-1.
  2. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 24.

Almira Holcombe1

b. 15 July 1798, d. 10 February 1875
     Almira Holcombe was born on 15 July 1798 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of James Holcombe and Mary Holly. Almira Holcombe married John Rice on 9 January 1827.2 Almira Holcombe died on 10 February 1875 at age 76.3 She was buried at Granby Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 163.1/Item A-8-1-6-3-5-2.
  2. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 60.

James Holly Holcombe1

b. May 1809
     James Holly Holcombe was also known as James Hawley Holcombe. He was born in May 1809 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of James Holcombe and Mary Holly. James Holly Holcombe was baptized on 17 June 1810 at North Granby First Congregationalist Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 He married Mary Foote, daughter of Thaddeus Foote and Polly Forward. James Holly Holcombe witnessed the will of James Holcombe on 10 April 1836 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3

James would have moved to Ohio between the birth of son Edward in 1841 and the birth of son Charles in 1844.

James H. and Mary were enumerated in the 1850 Canfield, Mahoning Co., OH, federal census. He was a merchant, age 41, born in CT; she was 41, born in MA. Children in the household were James F. 13, Edward P. 8, and Charles H. 5. The census indicates that James and Edward were born in CT and that Charles was born in OH.

Jas. and Mary F. were enumerated in the 1860 Johnston, Trumbull Co., OH, federal census. He was a farmer, age 51, she was 51. Children in the household were Edward P. 19, and Chas. H. 15.

Mary and son Edward were enumerated in the 1870 Johnston, Trumbull Co., OH, federal census. She was 66, he was 27.

Children of James Holly Holcombe and Mary Foote

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 163.1/     Item A-8-1-6-3-5-3.
  2. [S234] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  3. [S225] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Emily Holcombe1

b. 3 April 1810, d. 4 January 1889
     Emily Holcombe was born on 3 April 1810 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of James Holcombe and Mary Holly. Emily Holcombe was baptized on 21 June 1812 at North Granby First Congregationalist Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 She married Phelps Cowdrey, son of Moses Cowdery Jr. and Lydia Baldwin, on 4 September 1833 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Emily Holcombe died on 4 January 1889 at age 78.3 She was buried at East Hartland Cemetery, East Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.3

Phelps and Emily were enumerated in the 1850 Hartland, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer age 39, she was 38. Children in the household were Zeruah 15, Lydia 13, Jerusha 11, and Alma 6.


Emily was enumerated in the 1880 Granby, Hartford Co. CT, federal census in the household of her half-brother, Amherst Holcomb.

Children of Emily Holcombe and Phelps Cowdrey

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 163.1/Item A-8-1-6-3-5-4.
  2. [S235] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  3. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.

Mary Holly

b. circa 1773, d. 28 March 1819
     Mary Holly was born circa 1773. She married James Holcombe, son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish, on 15 May 1792 at First Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 Mary Holly died on 28 March 1819 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot O-66A.3

Mary's tombstone indicates she was 46 at death, which would place her birth about 1773.

Children of Mary Holly and James Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.
  2. [S227] Copied by C. G. Flanders, 15 October 1934 unknown repository.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 122.

Ozias Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. 3 March 1736/37, d. 7 February 1812
Ozias Holcombe
1737-1812
Photo by James Holcombe
     Ozias Holcombe was born on 3 March 1736/37 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5 He was the son of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph.6 Ozias Holcombe married Rachel Cornish, daughter of Capt. James Cornish and Amy Butler, on 20 December 1757 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,8 Ozias Holcombe died on 7 February 1812 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 749,10, and was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot O-22.11

Bowman mentions an earlier Ozias that died young. This Ozias is probably the Ozias serving in Captain Samuel Hayes Company in the Revolutionary War with his brother Benjah; and that is what McPherson says. He is listed in the Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War, Microfilm Publication M881, Roll 361. He was a Corporal in the 18 Regiment, Connecticut Militia, serving in New York from August 22, 1776 to September 26, 1776.

When Ozias was born, the settlement of Salmon Brook, part of Simsbury, was a small group of perhaps forty houses composed of the families of the first settlers: Ozias' grandfather Nathaniel, George Hayes, James Hillyer, and others who all appear in one another's genealogies. But Salmon Brook was beginning to grow.

Fears of the Indians had diminished so that the families of Simsbury that were looking for more land for their sons and daughters to call their own, began to migrate outward to swell the size of this community.

In the 1740's Ozias was a growing up and assimilating the values of his parents, good Puritans, and feeling a growing sense of independence from the older community of Simsbury. The long weekly trips to Hopmeadow to worship were adding to the little society's desire for additional independence.

Judah Holcombe purchased lots in the 1750's in the "Popatunuck" section of Granby, near Mountain and Lost Acres Roads. In 1762 Ozias acquired one of these lots facing Mountain Road. Ozias married and took the responsibilities of farming and raising a large family of his own. This apparently consumed most of his time as he does not appear in any elected or appointed positions in the town.

Like others in the area, Ozias and Rachel began to clear their land and exploited the timber resources, not only to build their house, but also for sale. Ozias and this brothers, Silas and Benajah, all lived in the same vicinity and were full of energy and ambition, throwing up mile after mile of stone walls, clearing out fields and pastures, containing livestock, and marking boundaries.

The 1790 Census of Granby showed 4 Males over 16, 2 Males under 16, and 2 Females.

Children of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 56, Item 218.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 161.2/Item A-8-1-6-3.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 157.
  4. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 65. Other information on birth indicates 07 March 1736/37, (McCracken) or 6 March 1737 (McPherson).
  6. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 148.2, item A-8-1-6.
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 160.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 161.2.
  9. [S222] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  10. [S231] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  11. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 120.

Rachel Cornish1

b. 3 September 1740, d. 19 October 1799
     Rachel Cornish was born on 3 September 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Capt. James Cornish and Amy Butler. Rachel Cornish married Ozias Holcombe, son of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph, on 20 December 1757 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3,4 Rachel Cornish was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot O-22.5 She died on 19 October 1799 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 59.6,7

Children of Rachel Cornish and Ozias Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S120] Joseph E. Cornish, The History and Genealogy of the Cornish Families in America, Page 11.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 112.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 160.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 161.2.
  5. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 120.
  6. [S223] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  7. [S232] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Ozias Holcombe Jr.1

b. March 1764, d. 21 December 1840
     Ozias Holcombe Jr. was born in March 1764 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. Ozias Holcombe Jr. married Ruth Perkins on 1 January 1788 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3 Ozias Holcombe Jr. was MOVE in 1800 at Champion, Jefferson Co., NY, Granby, CT. He died on 21 December 1840 at Champion, Jefferson Co., NY, at age 76.2 He was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Champion, Jefferson Co., NY.2

McPherson names spouse as Susan, Bowman calls her Ruth. They moved to Champion, Jefferson Co., NY about 1800.

The 1790 census of Granby shows Ozias Jr. with 1 Male over 16, 1 Male under 16, and 1 Female.

Ozias was enumerated in the 1810 Champion, Jefferson Co., NY, federal census. There was 1 male over 45 and 1 female over 45. There were 3 males 16 thru 25 and 1 female 16 thru 25.

Children of Ozias Holcombe Jr. and Ruth Perkins

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 157/Item 81631.
  2. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.
  3. [S66] Mark Williams Granby VR, Page 253.

Butler Holcombe1

b. November 1768, d. 22 January 1847
     Butler Holcombe was born in November 1768 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. Butler Holcombe married Temperance Gossett in 1793 at Litchfield, Herkimer Co., NY. Butler Holcombe married Mary L. Knight in July 1806.2 Butler Holcombe died on 22 January 1847 at age 78.2 He was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Clarkston, Oakland Co., MI.2

The Cossitt genealogy says Temperance had 6 children. An Oakland Co. Biography from 1891 says she had 5 children, only Elam living. So the last six children belong to Mary. A Butler Holcomb Bible is mentioned. Perhaps Temperance died in childbirth which would account for the 6th child mentioned in the Cossitt genealogy.2


Clarkston, MI history:

“History records 1830 as the date of the first settler on land which is now in the City of the Village of Clarkston. Squatter, Linus Jacox, built a log shelter and planted a garden in the southwest section of town. Jacox latersold his property to Butler Holcomb from Herkimer Co. NY. Holcomb bought 640 acres in Section 20 and 21 from the government in 1831. Marvin Greenwood and Roswell Holcomb came to join Holcomb, building log homes and helping to clear the land.”

“According to a Clarkston News article (1 Jan 1932), when Holcomb settled here in 1832, ‘there were four houses and one store. He built the fifth log cabin’ on what is now Holcomb Street. The article also said he bought 2000 acres, subsequently selling all but 360 acres which went to his son William Holcomb, upon his death.”

“Butler Holcomb brought his family to their new home in 1823. A year later Holcomb built a sawmill, digging a ditch 1 ½ miles long on the east branch of the Clinton River for power.” (The dates are not consistent, he was still in NY in 1830.)

“Butler Holcomb, in 1838, sold the mill and the water rights to the pond to brothers, Jeremiah and Nelson W. Clark. They also bought much of Holcomb’s property.”

Family information about Butler only mentions his wife, Mary L. (his second wife) and sons Daniel and William (his two youngest sons). Also says he bought 480 acres in Section 20 of Independence Township, which was to become the village of Clarkston. He built the fifth log cabin and the first saw mill in town using water power from the mill pond.

Children of Butler Holcombe and Temperance Gossett

Children of Butler Holcombe and Mary L. Knight

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 163.1/Item A-8-1-6-3-6.
  2. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.

Allen Holcombe1

b. 22 March 1782, d. 23 August 1860
     Allen Holcombe was born on 22 March 1782 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.2,3 He was the son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. Allen Holcombe married Collette Norton on 22 April 1806 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.4,3 Allen Holcombe died on 23 August 1860 at age 78.3 He was buried at Quaker Burying Ground, Morris, Otsego Co., NY.3

Rebecca Rector derived Allen's birth date from the date of death and exact age on his gravestone.


Allen moved from Granby to Troy NY in 1812, and then later to Butternuts (now Morris) NY.


Some information on Allen's family is from Cemetery Records, online, for the Quaker Burying Ground, Morris, Otsego Co., NY

Allen and Collata were enumerated in the 1850 Morris, Ostego Co., NY, federal census. He was a cabinet maker, age 68, she was 64. Children in the household were Collata 43, George 39, and Edgar 29. Edgar's wife Elizabeth age 24 and children Catherine E. 2, and Genevieve 2 months were also enumerated.

Allen was again enumerated in the 1860 Morris, federal census. He was 78. Also enumerated in the household were Collaty 55, George 49, and Edgar 39. Edgar's wife Elizabeth 34 was also enumerated. Children listed but not identified were Catherine 12, G. 9, Eviline 6, Ferdinand 4, and Mary 1.

Children of Allen Holcombe and Collette Norton

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 162.2/Item A-8-1-6-3-2.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 161.2.
  3. [S726] Rebecca Rector, "AA: Allen Holcomb."
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 162.2.

Roswell Holcombe

b. say 1771
     Roswell Holcombe was born say 1771 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish.

Citations

  1. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.

Sterling Holcombe1

b. 19 July 1776, d. 14 May 1861
     Sterling Holcombe was also known as Starling Holcombe. He was born on 19 July 1776 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.2,3 He was the son of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. Sterling Holcombe married Lydia Humphrey.4 Sterling Holcombe died on 14 May 1861 at age 84.4,3 He was buried at Stillson Hill Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Warren Co., PA.3

Sterling moved from Granby to Brookfield, Madison Co., NY, and a few years later, to Pittsfield, Warren Co., PA.

Sterling and Lydia were enumerated in the 1850 Sugar Grove, Warren Co., PA, federal census. He was a farmer, age 74, she was 69. Children in the household were Rella 30, and Hiram 24.

Sterling was enumerated in the 1860 Sugar Grove, Warren Co., PA, federal census in the household of Emiline C. Holcomb. She was 34. The next entry was for Harriet L. Holcombe 5, then Martha E. Holcombe 2, then Sterling 84, and last Hiram 34.

Children of Sterling Holcombe and Lydia Humphrey

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 163.1/Item A-8-1-6-3-8.
  2. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.
  3. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 163.1.

Nettie Holcombe

b. say 1779
     Nettie Holcombe was born say 1779 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish.

Citations

  1. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.

Rachel Holcombe1

b. circa 1758, d. 10 November 1804
Rachel (Holcombe) Benjamin
1758-1804
Courtesy of the Salmon Brook Historial Society
     Rachel Holcombe was born circa 1758 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. Rachel Holcombe married Samuel Benjamin. Rachel Holcombe died on 10 November 18042, and was buried at Granby Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Rachel Holcombe and Samuel Benjamin

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 163.1/Item A-8-1-6-3-7.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 120.

Affa Holcombe

b. circa 1759, d. 13 July 1841
     Affa Holcombe was born circa 1759 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. Affa Holcombe married Benjamin Giddings in October 1781 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Affa Holcombe died on 13 July 1841 at Hartland, Hartford Co., CT. She was buried at Hartland Hollow Cemetery (cemetery moved), Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Affa Holcombe and Benjamin Giddings

Citations

  1. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.

Penelope Holcombe1

b. circa 1774, d. 23 December 1811
     Penelope Holcombe was also known as Nellie Holcombe. She was born circa 1774 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Ozias Holcombe and Rachel Cornish. Penelope Holcombe married Abner Bushnell Jr. Penelope Holcombe died on 23 December 1811 at Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.2

Children of Penelope Holcombe and Abner Bushnell Jr.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 163.1/Item A-8-1-6-3-10.
  2. [S729] Carol Laun-Archivist Salmon Brook Historical Society, "Ozias Holcombe," e-mail to James Hallowell Holcombe Jr., 7 March 2011 and 9 April 2011.

Judah Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

b. 12 January 1706/7, d. 5 January 1802
Judah Holcombe
Granby Center Cemetery
Plot O-107
     Judah Holcombe was born on 12 January 1706/7 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.11,12 He was the son of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Judah Holcombe was baptized on 13 April 1707 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.13 He married Hannah Buttolph, daughter of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck, in September 1730 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.14,12 Judah Holcombe married Prudence Goodrich, daughter of Col. David Goodrich and Prudence Churchill, after 11 March 1765 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT; from MC CRACKEN

m. (2) Prudence Goodrich, widow of David Hubbard, though I have a note, not now verifiable, that Bailey says he m. (2) at Granby, 30 June 1774, Anna Hubbard.3 Judah Holcombe died on 5 January 1802 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 94.15,16 He was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.17

Judah served as Justice of the Peace and Deputy of the Connecticut General Assembly and as such he is considered a Patriot by the DAR. His marker in the Granby Center Cemetery section 0-107 reads as follows: Memoriae Sacrum Judah Holecomb Esa. Daid January 5th AD 1802 Aged 97 years Death is a debt to Nature due which I have paid & So must you.

McCracken notes that Bailey says he married (2) at Granby, 30 June 1774, Anna Hubbard; McCracken however, seems to accept Prudence Goodrich.

His obituary published in the Courant on 25 Januray 1802 reads:

". . For many years sustained the office of Deacon in the Church, and Justice of the Peace. His surviving descendants are 9 children, 57 grandchildren, 129 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild."


Judah is the Patriot for DAR members 286754, 212606, 290243, and 704276.

Children of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42, Item 206.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pgs. 70-71/Item 816.
  3. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  4. [S94] Nathaniel Goodwin, Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Page 78/Item 51.
  5. [S103] George E. McCracken, "Buell."
  6. [S105] Barbara Anne Brandes, "Supplemental DAR Application."
  7. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 148.2/Item A-8-1-6.
  9. [S107] Flora Phelps Gillett, "Supplemental DAR Application."
  10. [S108] Jessie Barden Paulson, "DAR Application."
  11. [S687] Thomas Dunmore Ayres, Simsbury First Church Records.
  12. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 148.2.
  13. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 24.
  14. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 126.
  15. [S232] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  16. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1.
  17. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 124/Item O-107.
  18. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 148.2, item A-8-1-6.
  19. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1, item A-8-1-6.

Hannah Buttolph1

b. 20 February 1711, d. 11 March 1765
     Hannah Buttolph was born on 20 February 1711 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck. Hannah Buttolph married Judah Holcombe, son of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell, in September 1730 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,3 Hannah Buttolph died on 11 March 1765 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 54; of dropsy.4 She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot O-106.5,6

Simsbury Vital Records show death on the 11th, the Gravestone inscription says 13th, so apparently she died on the 11th and was buried on the 13th.

Children of Hannah Buttolph and Judah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S133] George E. McCracken, "unknown short article title."
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 126.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 148.2.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 188.
  5. [S231] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  6. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 124/Item O-106.

Rosanna Holcombe1,2,3

b. 24 June 1732, d. 8 November 1814
     Rosanna Holcombe was born on 24 June 1732 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 She was the daughter of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph.5 Rosanna Holcombe married Samuel Hayes Jr., son of Samuel Hayes and Elizabeth Willcockson, in 1750 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6 Rosanna Holcombe died on 8 November 1814 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 82.7 She was buried at Old Salmon Brook Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

In 1753 Samuel built a large house at "Bushy Hill", two miles west of Salmon Brook in which he and his descendants lived nearly a century and which is still in good condition, now the residence of Starr Holcomb.

Children of Rosanna Holcombe and Samuel Hayes Jr.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42.
  2. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1/Item A-8-1-6-1.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 65.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 148.2, item A-8-1-6.
  6. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1, item A-8-1-6.
  7. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 123.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1, item A-8-1-6-1.

Lt. Silas Holcombe1,2,3,4,5

b. 27 November 1734, d. 6 October 1806
     Lt. Silas Holcombe was born on 27 November 1734 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.6 He was the son of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph. Lt. Silas Holcombe married Mary Post, daughter of Stephan Post and Mary Downer. Lt. Silas Holcombe died on 6 October 1806 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 71; paralytic shock.7 He was buried at Lee Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot 22.7

Silas served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion under Col. Thaddeus Cook, 1776, Connecticut troops.

Children of Lt. Silas Holcombe and Mary Post

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42, Item 206.2.
  2. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pgs. 71, 157/Item 8162.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 161.2/Item A-8-1-6-2.
  5. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXV:Pg. 47/Item 74145; Vol. LXXVII:Pg. 332/Item 76884.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 65.
  7. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 56.

Hannah Holcombe1,2,3,4,5

b. 28 August 1739, d. 28 June 1823
     Hannah Holcombe was born on 28 August 1739 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6 She was the daughter of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph.7 Hannah Holcombe married Capt. Silas Hayes, son of Samuel Hayes and Elizabeth Willcockson, on 16 November 1757 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.8 Hannah Holcombe died on 28 June 1823 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 83.9 She was buried at Salmon Brook Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Hannah Holcombe and Capt. Silas Hayes

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 43.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S63] C. W. Hayes, George Hayes of Windsor.
  4. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 157.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 163.2/Item A-8-1-6-4.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 66.
  7. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 148.2, item A-8-1-6.
  8. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 176.
  9. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 124.

Benajah Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 12 November 1741, d. 4 December 1834
     Benajah Holcombe was born on 12 November 1741 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,8 He was the son of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph.9 Benajah Holcombe lived at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He married Hulda Post, daughter of Joseph Post and Mary (?).10 Benajah Holcombe died on 4 December 1834 at age 93;

McCracken gives the 1834 death date while Bowman gives 1828, both without a reference.

Benajah served as a corporal in Capt. Samuel Hayes' Co. and arrived New York City with his brother Ozias, Aug 26, where he was discharged Sept 25, 1776. Became Capt. of 18th Connecticut Militia.

DAR

Benajah was the Patriot claimed in the applications to the DAR of the following women:

Eloise (Sloan) Buchan, #290243
Alicia Mytle (Holcomb) Stevenson, #431300
Jeanne (Stevenson) Thornton, #460050
Nettie B. Rice, #462531
Margaret Joyce (Thornton) McCarty, #546519
Helen Elaine (Fox) Schrade, #714688
Rhonda Ann (Wike) Hill, #724998
Elaine Michele Wike, #748437.

Children of Benajah Holcombe and Hulda Post

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 43.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 157/Item 8165.
  4. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 164.2/Item A-8-1-6-5.
  6. [S107] Flora Phelps Gillett, "Supplemental DAR Application."
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 66.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 148.2.
  9. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 148.2, item A-8-1-6.
  10. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 164.2.

Judah Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 27 August 1746, d. 2 November 1826
     Judah Holcombe was born on 27 August 1746 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.7 He was the son of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph.8 Judah Holcombe married Anna Hubbard, daughter of Hezekiah Hubbard and Hannah Olcott. Judah Holcombe died on 2 November 1826 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 80. He was buried at Old Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

His marker in the Baptist Cemetary plot #39 shows death 11/2/1826 at age 81. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Revolutionary War soldier. Seaver shows one wife, Anna; McCracken shows another, Martha Benjamin; Bowman shows both with different dates. In the old Baptist Cemetery on Old Granby Road, near the Judah Holcombe House, there is a tombstone that clearly says "In Memory of Anna, Wife of Judah Holcombe who died 11-27-1828." It seems obvious that all of the children were Anna's; don't know where McCracken got Martha.


The Granby Town Records first mention Judah Junior at the inaugural Town Meeting, December 1, 1786, where he was chosen the first Town Clerk and last mention him in 1814 when he was still Town Clerk.


from Tempest: It must have been an exciting moment in October, 1786, when the Connecticut General Assembly declared that "the Northern Part of the sd Town of Simsbury . . . Shall be and are here by Incorporated into and Constituted a Town by the Name of the Town of Granby & Shall Ever Here after have and injoy all the Rights Privilidges & Immunities That other Towns in this State are Legally Intitled to." Just three years earlier Great Britain had recognized its former Atlantic seaboard colonies as "free and independent states" and now the parishes of Salmon Brook and Turkey Hills seemed to have won an even more important recognition. They were no longer a backwater of Simsbury, but their own community, controlling their own affairs in their own town meeting and electing their own men to run their government.


It was in this context that Asahel Holcomb thumped the gavel at the first "town meting of the Inhabitens of Granby Legally Held at the meting House in Salmon Brook Society on the first Monday of December 1786." Their first act was to elect Judah Holcomb Jr. the town clerk, at which time Judah took up the quill and dutifully recorded the subsequent election of his brother-in-law, Captain Samuel Hays as the town's first selectman.

Children of Judah Holcombe and Anna Hubbard

Citations

  1. [S66] Mark Williams Granby VR, Vol.I:Pg.2.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol.I:Pg 71, 158.
  3. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 44.
  4. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  5. [S64] Mark Williams, A Tempest in a Small Town:The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut 1680-1940, Page 16.
  6. [S203] J. Hammond Trumbull LL.D., The Memorial History of Hartford County Connecticut 1633-1884, Vol. II:Pg. 229-236.
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 66.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1, item A-8-1-6.

Dan Holcombe1,2,3

b. 21 October 1748, d. 2 May 1812
     Dan Holcombe was born on 21 October 1748 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph.5 Dan Holcombe married Hannah Gillett, daughter of Othniel Gillett and Eunice (?), in 1769. Dan Holcombe died on 2 May 1812 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 63. He was buried at Baptist Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.6

His marker in the Baptist cemetery shows death 5/12/1812 at age 62.


The 1790 Census in Granby, CT, listed 2 Males over 16, 3 Males under 16, and 5 Females.


The 1800 Census in Hartford Co., CT the family consisted of the following: 1 male over 45, 1 male 16-26, 2 males 10-16, 2 males 0-10, 2 females over 45, 3 females 16-26, 1 female 0-10.


There is a little confusion here. Dan or Daniel, Hannah Shepherd or Hannah Gillette?


There are probably two marriages here, needs more research.

Children of Dan Holcombe and Hannah Gillett

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149, 183/Item A-8-1-6-8.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol.I:Pg.158/Item 8168.
  3. [S108] Jessie Barden Paulson, "DAR Application."
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 66.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1, item A-8-1-6.
  6. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 34.

Penelope Holcombe1,2,3

b. 29 February 1752, d. 29 September 1837
     Penelope Holcombe was born on 29 February 1752 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4,5 She was the daughter of Judah Holcombe and Hannah Buttolph.6 Penelope Holcombe married David Goodrich, son of Capt. Jeremiah Goodrich and Ruth Kimberly, on 9 November 1772 at Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT. Penelope Holcombe married Elijah Hubbard on 28 October 1784. Penelope Holcombe married James Hillyer IV, son of Capt. James Hillyer and Mary Eno Humphrey, on 12 October 1823 at First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.7 Penelope Holcombe died on 29 September 1837 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 85.8

Penelope and Elijah are listed a members of the First Church in 1785.

There is apparently a will written by Penelope in Oct 1823 GPR 7-27, that Carol Laun speculates may have been written to protect the inheritance of her children before she married James Hillyer. Mentioned in the will are her sons David and Silas Goodrich and her daughter Luna Goodrich.9

Carol Laun in later research, May 2016, found that Chatham, CT VR say David Goodrich m. Penelope Holcomb 9 Nov 1772. Son David born 7 Nov 1773 and son Silas born 13 July 1775.

Portland, CT church records have David and Penelope Goodrich admitted to membership 24 Oct 1773. David died but I do not have that date. But then Penelope had an illegitimate son named HoraceLAVAN “son of Penelope Goodrich baptized 12 Aug 1781.” Penelope confessed and was restored to the church 17 June 1781 and she married 2nd Elijah Hubbard 28 Oct 1784. He died and she became the 4th wife of James Hillyer (her 3rd marriage). She died in Granby, will proved 15 Jan 1838. Granby Probate Records Volume 7 page 27. Middletown, CT vital records prove that Jeremiah Goodrich and Ruth Kimberly were the parents of both Hezekiah and David. The parents are buried in Portland Burying Ground, Portland, CT. Also, Penelope’s second husband, Elijah Hubbard, adopted her illegitimate son Horace as proved in his probate record. Penelope married James Hillyer 12 Oct 1823 in First Cong Church in Granby.

Children of Penelope Holcombe and David Goodrich

Child of Penelope Holcombe

Children of Penelope Holcombe and Elijah Hubbard

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol.I:Page 158.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 46.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 186/Item A-8-1-6-9.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 66.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 149.1.
  6. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 149.1, item A-8-1-6.
  7. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 125.
  8. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 129.
  9. [S322] Carol Laun, "Penelope Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 9 March 2001.

Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe1,2,3

b. 11 June 1673, d. 29 September 1766
     Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe was born on 11 June 1673 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Nathaniel Holcombe and Mary Bliss. Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe married Martha Buell, daughter of Sgt. Peter Buell and Martha Cogan, on 1 November 1695 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5,6,7 Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe died on 29 September 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 93.8,6

Nathaniel served as a Lt. in 1716 and was a Representative from Simsbury to the General Court of Ct., 1748-1753.4


McPherson lists sons Nathaniel III and David as twins, but notes this may be an error in the absence of a birth record of David. There is some indication that David was born after 1701.

Children of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 41, Item 202.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101/Item A-8-1.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.1.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 29.
  6. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  7. [S810] Edwin W. Strickland II, William Buell, 1-8, page 34.
  8. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 188.

Martha Buell1

b. 27 December 1675, d. 6 September 1760
     Martha Buell was born on 27 December 1675 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,3 She was the daughter of Sgt. Peter Buell and Martha Cogan. Martha Buell married Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe, son of Nathaniel Holcombe and Mary Bliss, on 1 November 1695 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4,5,3 Martha Buell died on 6 September 1760 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 84.6,7,3

Children of Martha Buell and Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S103] George E. McCracken, "Buell."
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 15.
  3. [S810] Edwin W. Strickland II, William Buell, 1-8, page 34.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 29.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  6. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 188.

Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 25 October 1696, d. before 18 December 1782
Nathaniel Holcombe III House
National Registry of Historic Places
     Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe was born on 25 October 1696 at Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.7 He was the son of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe was baptized on 5 December 1697 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,8 He married Thankful Hayes, daughter of George Hayes and Abigail Dibble, on 9 October 1717 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.9,10,11 Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe married Mary Buttolph, daughter of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck, on 14 December 1771 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4,12 Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe died before 18 December 1782 at Salmon Brook Ecclesiastical Society, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

From Tempest


On October 9, 1717, Nathaniel Holcomb III, eldest son of Nathaniel Holcomb Jr. and Martha Buell, married Thankful Hayes, fifth daughter of George Hayes and Abigail Dibble. He was twenty, she was seventeen. The second generation of the Euro-Americans at Salmon Brook was marrying earlier in life than the first had, and this may explain the tendency for the young couples to continue to live a few years in their parents' households before moving on to their own homesteads. It was not until the fall of 1719, a year after the birth of their first child, Hannah, that they had a house of their own next to "Crooked Brook" at the foot of Bushy Hill (now 45 Bushy Hill Road). There in the winter of 1720, Thankful would give birth to Nathaniel IV. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and was recognized in 1986 as the oldest house in Granby.

Nathaniel and Thankful did not become wealthy, but they did manage to pay off their debts and build a substantial farm. Now in September, 1733, Isaac Dewey of Westfield and Nathaniel Higley purchased the land. They built their new homestead on an 11-acre upland lot just west of their meadow lands, as part of Thankful's inheritance from her father's estate.

Nathaniel would clear the stumps of huge trees, begin his orchard, and build a barn for the animals he hoped to raise. Thankful would keep her garden, process and prepare foods, probably with only a few utensils, and share in the care of the animals. Over the next twelve years she would give birth to five more children in the little borning room in the back south corner of the house. In their next house she would have six more, for a total of thirteen.

Within a year, they would have a few neighbors - all young people they had grownup with at Salmon Brook. Thankful's brother Samuel had married her friend Elizabeth Willcockson in 1719 and her brother George would marry another friend, Jane Matson, in 1722. Both of these couples received lots just south of the Holcomb's. Farther down the path toward Barn Door Hills her sister Sarah and husband John Gossard would soon build a house, and just to her north, her friend Mary Matson and husband Ebenezer Lamson had a new houselot.

After the 1740 marriage of their son Nathaniel to Margaret Gossett, the children of the father and son are confused. For example, both Lydia and Theodosia were born in the same year, as were Roger and Hulda, Ruth and Margaret. Roger can be included with this family because his birth listed his father as Capt. Nathaniel and there was only one Capt. Nathaniel. All other births just listed Nathaniel 3rd or 4th, and the numbers changed when the fathers died.

Kathy Fenton notes in her Nutmegger article that the births of the children for Nathaniel and Thankful are not properly recorded because of "the turmoil within the Simsbury church during that period, a time during which either such events were not recorded or the records have been subsequently lost or misplaced. Apparently for some time before the establishment of the second and third church societies in 1736, residents of Salmon Brook (i.e., Granby) had assembled for services at the home of Daniel Hayes (Nathaniel's brother-in-law) . . "

During Kathy's research they located Nathaniel's probate packet at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. This provided indisputable proof of the names of all children of Nathaniel who survived to adulthood.

Some authors have listed two other children that are probably children of other Holcombe families, or grandchildren of Nathaniel and Mary.

Zaccheus, who was born in Simsbury, January 14, 1744 or 1745; died July 19, 1762. Seaver does not mention this child. McCracken notes he died at age 17. Bowman and Kathy Fenton both suggest this is the Zaccheus who is the son of Nathaniel IV.

Ruth, the second daughter of this name mentioned by Bowman.

As "Thankful Holcomb," Thankful signed in 1734 with other heirs of her father, George Hayes, deed to part of land of his estate to her half-brother, Daniel Hayes.13

Hartford County Probate Records of April 1754 show that Nathaniel was appointed guardian of his sister Sarah's three minor children, Ephraim Case 13, Amy Case 10, and Dorothy Case 7.


The Nathaniel Holcomb III House
Circa 1719
A Brief History of Ownership and Modifications

The Nathaniel Holcomb III House on Bushy Hill Road is the earliest remaining domestic dwelling in the town of Granby, Connecticut. When it was erected in 1719, the home was a part of the Salmon Brook Settlement and the Holcombs were the second generation of Euro-Americans from the Holcomb clan of Simsbury, Connecticut. These brave young pioneers had been married in 1717 but lived with their parents until Nathaniel and Thankful Holcomb felt they could strike out on their own. By 1719, a fine timber framed five room house was ready for them to move in and welcome their first child. Their sturdy home was located at the very edge of the wilderness and consideration was given to create, in a sense, a fort to protect them from the sometimes unfriendly native peoples.
The home we see here today has been modified in three significant ways since it was built. Evidence shows that the original structure consisted of three rooms on the first level and two bedrooms up. There was also a large attic created by a long sloping roofline that extended from the ridgeline to the first floor wall. This construction was typical for the period and is considered a lean-to or saltbox style design. The cost and availability of window sash in the early 18th century was such that even the “well-to-do” Holcombs had just five small windows located across the front facade of the house. Each first floor room was provided warmth from three fireboxes built into the central chimney mass constructed mostly of huge, cut fieldstones. The largest is the “kitchen” hearth that is an impressive four feet in height with a domed beehive oven in the interior of the firebox, although later a “modern” side oven was added. The interior millwork detail in the formal front parlors was exceptional for the period and included a coat of Prussian blue paint covering which challenges the thought today that the Puritan distained and avoided lively colors. The exterior clapboards were left unpainted during the time the Holcombs resided here.
By 1733, just 14 years and five children later, Nathaniel and Thankful purchased a larger piece of land and the home was sold to a wealthy land surveyor named of Nathaniel Higley. Higley lived in the house until his death in 1773. During this period he raised thirteen children and likely converted the saltbox to a fully developed, two story home with walkup attic. The roof was re-framed, the chimney stack was extended and topped off with brick and a brick smoke chamber, used for preserving meat, was constructed against the west side wall in the new attic. It is believed that at this time, the window fenestration was changed from the old fashioned five-light to a more stylish nine-light façade. The clapboards on the front of the house were necessarily replaced and were painted a rich, dark red at this time. Mr. Higley may have also added the present kitchen ell. This one story addition at the rear may have actually been a small, free standing structure added to the northwest side of the big house. His widow Abigail and two of their children lived there until after the Revolution. In 1781, the house was sold to Samuel Hayes Jr. who may have purchased it for one of his grown children.
Although Granby town records were lost in a fire, it is clear by 1794, the Reverend Issac Porter was in residence. The Reverend Porter, who monitored the morals of the town with an iron hand and preached on the topic of predestination, was a significant preacher in the Second Great Awakening that swept the country in the 1790s. It seems unlikely, since Porter was not given to material indulgence, that he would have been responsible for any material changes to the house when he sold it to Consider Morgan, a successful surgeon, in 1835.
Dr. Morgan was responsible for the last major change to the house: he had the downstairs bedchamber enlarged. What had been a cramped little space accessed by the south end of the kitchen, the old “borning room” was widened and well lit by adding two windows. This became his new office, where patients could enter from the outside through a door discreetly located at the rear. The plastered walls were painted yellow and decorated with stenciled swags, vines and floral motifs. This room addition was covered with a shed roof that extended to the front corner of the house and the balance of the space was used as an open porch accessed also by the coffin door at the southeast corner.
In 1851 Dr. Morgan’s heirs sold the property to James C. Bartholomew, a gentleman farmer who helped plan and raise money to establish the park in the town center located around the Civil War Memorial statue. Bartholomew’s daughter, Jane, conducted a finishing school for young ladies in the rear room of the kitchen ell. Provided with its own fireplace, this was a cozy, quiet space removed from the activity of the house proper, enjoying a pastoral view of the fields and the distant hills beyond.
Bartholomew sold the property in 1875 to a Mr. John Lewis who, nine years later, sold it to Arthur Rice. Rice went into the tobacco business and built drying sheds on the property, but apparently failed in this scheme because eventually he went bankrupt. In 1902 Lucerne Holcomb may have bought the property on speculation because in just two years he sold it to Michael Kelly, grandson of an Irish immigrant, who ran a successful dairy farm on the property for the next thirty-two years.
The estate of Michael Kelly sold the Holcomb house in 1936 to Dr. and Mrs. James Biram of West Hartford, Connecticut. They kept the house until 1969 as a summer residence and made several noteworthy changes during their tenure. Some of the window sash across the front had been changed over the years with what would be described as Victorian style and were deeper and larger than were appropriate to an 18th century house. They restored some of the interior paneling as a result of the window changes and removed most of the Prussian blue paint as was the antiquarian taste of the period. The Birams also retrieved the kitchen hearth from the outdoors and returned it to the proper location.
The present owner and her husband purchased the house in 1969 from the widow Biram, who had continued to summer there, and brought to it their love of older houses and commitment to historic preservation. Through careful documentation and architectural research, the new owners Gene and Gemma Baker slowly and with well-reasoned consideration, restored the Nathaniel Holcomb House back to its early elegance and grace. Improvements to deteriorated window sills, replacing a crumbling foundation under Dr. Morgan’s office, the complete restoration of the double front entry doors and surround, the re-discovery of the Prussian blue paint in the best room, the restoration of the “Stimp” stenciling in the former borning room and most notably the repainting of the house in a rich Spanish brown, has returned the house to its magnificent eighteenth-century appearance. The Nathaniel Holcomb III House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Children of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42.
  2. [S64] Mark Williams, A Tempest in a Small Town:The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut 1680-1940, Page 114-115, 137-140.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  4. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2/Item A-8-1-1.
  6. [S103] George E. McCracken, "Buell."
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 29.
  8. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 14.
  9. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 37.
  10. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  11. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  12. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 218.
  13. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Elizabeth Holcombe

b. 14 March 1700, d. 13 April 1700
     Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 14 March 1700 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Elizabeth Holcombe died on 13 April 1700 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.

Benjamin Holcombe1,2

b. 15 February 1697/98, d. 3 April 1700
     Benjamin Holcombe was born on 15 February 1697/98 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3,4,5 He was the son of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Benjamin Holcombe was baptized on 20 February 1697/98 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3,4 He died on 3 April 1700 at age 2.5

There seems to be some confusion about the Benjamin's of the two Nathaniel's. Nathaniel Sr. has a Benjamin born 2-15-1698 and Nathaniel Jr. has a Benjamin born 2-15-1698. Seaver shows a marriage on 10-12-1727 and McCracken shows no marriage but shows Benjamin's death to be 3 April 1701.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 41.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Pages 24, 30.
  4. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 14.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.

Martha Holcombe1

b. 15 March 1701/2, d. 29 January 1725
     Martha Holcombe was born on 15 March 1701/2 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,3 She was the daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Martha Holcombe married Dr. Jonathan Buttolph, son of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck, on 21 February 1723/24 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 Martha Holcombe died on 29 January 1725 at in childbed, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 22.5

Martha died the same day her son Benoni was born. Jonathan had children by 2nd wife Elizabeth Cornish and 3rd wife, Martha Loomis.

Children of Martha Holcombe and Dr. Jonathan Buttolph

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 27, 70.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 29.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  4. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 158.

Jacob Holcombe

b. circa 1707
     Jacob Holcombe was born circa 1707.1 He was the son of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell.

McCracken questions this child noting that he was placed there by The Heritage of Granby page 173.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.

Lt. David Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. 25 October 1696, d. February 1784
     Lt. David Holcombe was born on 25 October 1696 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,5 He was the son of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Lt. David Holcombe was baptized on 30 April 1699 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,6 He married Mehitable Buttolph, daughter of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck, on 1 March 1722 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,8 Lt. David Holcombe married Mrs. Elizabeth Hoskins on 21 February 1770 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Lt. David Holcombe died in February 1784 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 87.

McCracken notes that no birth found but Seaver has him born in 1695, but his parents were married Nov 1, 1695. McPherson shows David and Nathaniel as twins born Oct 25, 1696. Simsbury Records show Nathaniel as the 1st son born in 1695, so Daniel would have followed him probably in 1699 as Bowman asserts. McCracken, in fact descends himself from this marriage, of Daniel and Mehitabel, one of the five couples in which a Holcombe married a Buttolph.

from Tempest

The efforts by Samuel Hayes Sr. and David Holcomb to find homesteads for their third generation children, illustrate the new land settlement patterns of the 1750s. In 1751, David Holcombe, who lived on Salmon Brook St. north of what is now the South Congregational Church, traded some lots with Thomas Adams of Simsbury and ended up with the last lot of the 6th Half-mile tier which Adams had bought from its original grantee. Holcomb held on tho this until 1757 when he gave it to his son Reuben as his share of David's estate. Reuben had already purchased the 5th tier lot to the west of this land to make a total of 180 acres. By 1762, he had bought even more land contiguous to his new farm and moved into a house on the west side of Bushy Hill. (This farm, incidentally, was passed from father to son to son to son to son. The last Holcombs to live and work on the farm were siblings Tudor and Laura Holcomb.)

David Holcombe died intestate so there is no will, but the probate record is available and administration bond dated 23 Feb 1784, signed by Josiah Topping and Asahel Hays, who were sons-in-law of the deceased. The personal estate was distributed to the heirs whose names are the same as stated below, except for the omission of Deborah and her twin; both evidently had died.

Children of Lt. David Holcombe and Mehitable Buttolph

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 46.
  2. [S71] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 70/Item 812.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 119.2/Item A-8-1-2.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  6. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 18.
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 152.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 119.2.

Arthur Craig Kugel

b. 30 April 1919, d. 24 December 2005
     Arthur Craig Kugel was born on 30 April 1919 at Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. He was the son of Leonard J. Kugel and Rebecca Bates. Arthur Craig Kugel married Ida Julie Gianesin on 20 July 1940. Arthur Craig Kugel died on 24 December 2005 at Cary, Wake Co., NC, at age 86; at his daughter's home.

Mary Holcombe1,2

b. circa 1710, d. 10 October 1810
     Mary Holcombe was born circa 1710 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; Seaver shows 1710 or 1711, McCracken does not give a birth date but does supply the baptism, McPherson says 1711.3 She was baptized on 27 October 1709 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 She was the daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Mary Holcombe married David Buttolph, son of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck, on 3 September 1731 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5 Mary Holcombe was CHURCH MEMBERSHIP on 3 June 1739 at Wintonbury, Hartford Co., CT. She died on 10 October 1810 at Northeast, Dutchess Co., NY.

Children of Mary Holcombe and David Buttolph

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 186.1/Item A-8-1-8.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 71/Item 818.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  4. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 27.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 134.

Sarah Holcombe1,2,3

b. 12 July 1713, d. 20 June 1780
     Sarah Holcombe was born on 12 July 1713.4 She was baptized on 12 July 1713 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5 She was the daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Sarah Holcombe married Timothy Case, son of Capt. Richard Case and Amy Reed, on 25 September 1730 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6,7 Sarah Holcombe died on 20 June 1780 at Berkshire Co., MA, at age 66.

McPherson gives as the birth date the date the Simsbury VR show as the date of baptism.

Seaver suggests that husband may have been Samuel Barber.

Children of Sarah Holcombe and Timothy Case

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 41.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S103] George E. McCracken, "Buell."
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 39.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 125.
  7. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 13.

Lt. Peter Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6,7

b. 15 April 1715, d. 20 April 1800
     Lt. Peter Holcombe was born on 15 April 1715 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.8,9 He was the son of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell. Lt. Peter Holcombe married Margaret Case, daughter of Capt. Richard Case and Amy Reed, on 15 October 1740.10,11 Lt. Peter Holcombe married Tryphena Case on 10 December 1751 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.12 Lt. Peter Holcombe died on 20 April 1800 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 85; lingering disorder.13 He died on 20 April 1803 at age 88.

This family is listed in Simsbury Soldiers page 30. Simsbury records contain the births of all of the following children.

Ruth Cost Duncan shows Peter's second wife as Tryphenia Goss, probably a confusion with "Caff" in the old handwriting.

Peter "went out for a short term" in 1778, enlisting in the Connecticut militia for duty on the Hudson, serving in Capt. Burr's Co., Col. Increase Moseley's Regt. of the Connecticut Line. 11

Children of Lt. Peter Holcombe and Margaret Case

Children of Lt. Peter Holcombe and Tryphena Case

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Pages 71-2.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Pages 46-7.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 187.1/Item A-8-1-10.
  4. [S103] George E. McCracken, "Buell."
  5. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XIII:Pg. 9/Item 12026; Vol. LXII:Pg 67/Item 61190; Vol LXXIV:Pg 84/Item 73223; Vol XC:Pg. 158/Item 89488.
  6. [S125] Unknown author, "Supplemental Application 73223."
  7. [S130] Unknown author, "Application 226965, NSDAR."
  8. [S128] Unknown author, "Application 399846, NSDAR."
  9. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  10. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 117.
  11. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 187.1.
  12. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 67.
  13. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 130.

Catherine Holcombe1,2

     See Seaver's correction on his page 243. "Catherine was daughter of 201 nathaniel (not of 202 Lieut. Nathaniel). Catherine Holcombe was the daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 41/Items 201.8 and 202.11.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."