Lavene Candace Avery

b. 27 March 1848
     Lavene Candace Avery was born on 27 March 1848 at West Stafford, CT. She was the daughter of Lyman Wolcott Avery and Wealthy Elizabeth Bumsted.

Otis Jewett Avery

b. 22 October 1852
     Otis Jewett Avery was born on 22 October 1852 at West Stafford, CT. He was the son of Lyman Wolcott Avery and Wealthy Elizabeth Bumsted.

Polly Verona Avery

b. 25 July 1854
     Polly Verona Avery was born on 25 July 1854 at West Stafford, CT. She was the daughter of Lyman Wolcott Avery and Wealthy Elizabeth Bumsted.

Henry Benton Avery

b. 2 July 1856
     Henry Benton Avery was born on 2 July 1856 at West Stafford, CT. He was the son of Lyman Wolcott Avery and Wealthy Elizabeth Bumsted. Henry Benton Avery married Bessie Sarah Lemon on 1 January 1881 at Exeter, NH.

The information on Samuel Benton (Samuel, Samuel, Andrew,John) and his descendants, including Henry Avery, was provided via email from Karen Costantini (karenc@mail2.nai.net).


She cites as a source for Henry Avery The Groton Avery Clan Vol. II, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catharine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912, page 839; and an unpublished manuscript The Avery Family, by doug Schenk, 1994.


Henry was for some time prior to 1905 a dealer in antique furniture and bric-a-brac at Springfield, MA; he is a farmer.

Children of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon

Bessie Sarah Lemon

b. 2 March 1863
     Bessie Sarah Lemon was born on 2 March 1863 at Brookfield, MA. She married Henry Benton Avery, son of Lyman Wolcott Avery and Wealthy Elizabeth Bumsted, on 1 January 1881 at Exeter, NH.

Bessie was the daughter of James Green and Nancy Rosina (Upham) Adams, an dlegally adopted daughter of Sewell S. Lemon.

Children of Bessie Sarah Lemon and Henry Benton Avery

Queenie Lemon Avery

b. 15 February 1882
     Queenie Lemon Avery was born on 15 February 1882 at Barre, Worcester Co., MA. She was the daughter of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Eugene Leonard Avery

b. 13 April 1883
     Eugene Leonard Avery was born on 13 April 1883 at Barre, Worcester Co., MA. He was the son of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Bessie Rosina Avery

b. 21 February 1885
     Bessie Rosina Avery was born on 21 February 1885 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA. She was the daughter of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Richard Henry Avery

b. 16 October 1886
     Richard Henry Avery was born on 16 October 1886 at Barre, Worcester Co., MA. He was the son of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Orrin Jewett Avery

b. 10 December 1888
     Orrin Jewett Avery was born on 10 December 1888 at North Attleboro, MA. He was the son of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Gladys Beatrice Avery

b. 8 November 1890
     Gladys Beatrice Avery was born on 8 November 1890 at North Attleboro, MA. She was the daughter of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Winthrop Douglass Avery

b. 21 August 1892
     Winthrop Douglass Avery was born on 21 August 1892 at North Attleboro, MA. He was the son of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Arthur Pomeroy Avery

b. 12 May 1894
     Arthur Pomeroy Avery was born on 12 May 1894 at North Attleboro, MA. He was the son of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Winslow Brewster Standish Avery

b. 10 May 1900
     Winslow Brewster Standish Avery was born on 10 May 1900 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. He was the son of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Ruth Evangeline Avery

b. 28 June 1903
     Ruth Evangeline Avery was born on 28 June 1903 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. She was the daughter of Henry Benton Avery and Bessie Sarah Lemon.

Mildred Enneking

d. 3 March 1982
     Mildred Enneking was born at San Diego, CA. Donna Siemiatkoski cites an obituary in the Hartford Courant, and information from Dorothy Wendell Davis Estarellas. She was the daughter of William C. Enneking and Mary Josephine McAuliffe. Mildred Enneking married Cmdr. Frederick Ellsworth Davis, son of Frederic Wendell Davis and Mary Ellen Taintor, on 4 April 1921 at the Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Mildred Enneking died on 3 March 1982.

Grace Gertrude Fiegenbaum

b. 17 June 1883, d. February 1973
     Grace Gertrude Fiegenbaum was born on 17 June 1883 at Washington, DC. She married George Wood Merwin Vinal, son of Washington Irving Vinal and Emily Merwin Wood, on 19 November 1913. Grace Gertrude Fiegenbaum died in February 1973 at age 89.

Child of Grace Gertrude Fiegenbaum and George Wood Merwin Vinal

Dr. Francis Ellsworth Vinal1

b. 2 September 1915, d. 10 October 1973
     Dr. Francis Ellsworth Vinal was born on 2 September 1915 at Washington, DC. He was the son of George Wood Merwin Vinal and Grace Gertrude Fiegenbaum. Dr. Francis Ellsworth Vinal was graduated in 1936 at AB; Wesleyan University, Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. He was graduated at PhD; MIT. He died on 10 October 1973 at Hepatitis, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, at age 58.

Citations

  1. [S100] Donna Holt Siemiatkoski, Ellsworth, Page 93/Item 217.

Sarah Jane Ensign

b. 8 June 1850
     Sarah Jane Ensign was born on 8 June 1850 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Henry Watts Ensign and Rebecca Jane Curtiss. Sarah Jane Ensign was a member in 1895 at DAR; 7044, Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S354] Martha Eunice Ensign Nelson, Ensign Record, Page 142.

Orange Gaylord

b. 1796
     Orange Gaylord was born in 1796. He was the son of Lemuel Gaylord and Sylvia Murray. Orange Gaylord married Hannah Althea Holcombe, daughter of Dr. Jonathan Holcombe and Hannah Everest, on 27 December 1820 at Deerfield Twp., Warren Co., OH.

Child of Orange Gaylord and Hannah Althea Holcombe

Emily Minerva Gaylord1,2

b. circa 1827, d. December 1920
     Emily Minerva Gaylord was born circa 1827 at OH.3 She was the daughter of Orange Gaylord and Hannah Althea Holcombe. Emily Minerva Gaylord married Gen. Ferdinand Van Derveer. Emily Minerva Gaylord died in December 1920.

Children of Emily Minerva Gaylord and Gen. Ferdinand Van Derveer

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 195.2/Item A-8-3-3-1-5-7-1.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XIV:Pg. 114/Item 13304.
  3. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Gen. Ferdinand Van Derveer

b. 27 February 1823, d. 5 November 1892
Col Gerdinand Van Derver
35th OVI - Brigade Commander
Courtesy of and Copyright L.M. Strayer Collection
     Gen. Ferdinand Van Derveer was born on 27 February 1823 at Middletown, OH. He married Emily Minerva Gaylord, daughter of Orange Gaylord and Hannah Althea Holcombe. Gen. Ferdinand Van Derveer died on 5 November 1892 at Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, at age 69.

From Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography:

Ferdinand was educated at Farmer's college, Ohio, enlisted as a private i an Ohio regiment during the Mexican war, rose to the rank of captain, and headed one of the assaulting columns at the capture of Monterey. He subsequently practiced law, and became sheriff of Butler County, Ohio. At the beginning of the civil was he became colonel of the 34th Ohio volunteers, succeded to the command of Gen. Robert L. McCook's brigade, and led it till the autumn of 1864, when he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and assigned to the 4th corps. Gen. Van Derveer saw much active service, and among many other engagements, participated in teh battles of Mill Springs, Chickamauga, and Mission ridge. Since 1870 he has been judge of the court of common pleas of Butler county, Ohio.

Ferdinand and Emily were enumerated in the 1870 Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, federal census. He was a lawyer, age 47, she was 42. Children in the household were Harri P. 20, Mary 14, Susan 11, and Ichabod 4 months. Also in the household were Hannah Litch 65 and Julia Litch 29.

Children of Gen. Ferdinand Van Derveer and Emily Minerva Gaylord

Citations

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

Mary Van Derveer1,2

b. 1855
     Mary Van Derveer was born in 1855 at OH. She was the daughter of Gen. Ferdinand Van Derveer and Emily Minerva Gaylord.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 195.2/Item A-8-3-3-1-5-7-1-1.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XIV:Pg. 114/Item 13304.

James Phelps Thompson1

     James Phelps Thompson was the son of Henry Thompson and Candace Narcissa Phelps.

Child of James Phelps Thompson and Eleanor Anne Work

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XV:Pg. 176/Item 14471.

Clara L. Thompson1

     Clara L. Thompson was a member at DAR; 14471, Washington, DC. She was born at WI. She was the daughter of James Phelps Thompson and Eleanor Anne Work.

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XV:Pg. 176/Item 14471.

Julia Griswold1,2

b. 28 January 1789, d. 1 December 1868
     Julia Griswold was born on 28 January 1789 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Phineas Griswold II and Vashti Bates.4 Julia Griswold married Lemuel Cicero Holcombe, son of Hezekiah Holcombe II and Dorothy Bates, on 7 August 1815.3 Julia Griswold died on 1 December 1868 at age 79.5 She was buried at Scotland Cemetery, Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT.5

Children of Julia Griswold and Lemuel Cicero Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. CXXVI/Item 125014.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol 93, Page 20, #92063.
  3. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 348.
  4. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 72.
  5. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1.

Phineas Griswold II1,2,3,4

b. 13 August 1750, d. 8 February 1789
     Phineas Griswold II was born on 13 August 1750 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.5 He was the son of Phineas Griswold and Hepzibah Griswold. Phineas Griswold II married Vashti Bates, daughter of Lemuel Bates and Dorothy Lewis.5 Phineas Griswold II died on 8 February 1789 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 38.5 He was buried at Elm Grove Cemetery, Poquonock, Hartford Co., CT.5

Phineas served as private in Capt. David Barber's company on duty in New York and was deailed to guard Burgoyne's prisoners.

Children of Phineas Griswold II and Vashti Bates

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XCIII:Pg. 20/Item 92063; Vol. CXXVI/Item 125014.
  2. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 358/Family 63.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. II:Pg. 16/Item 22111.
  4. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, Page 117/Item 526.
  5. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 71.
  6. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 72.

Vashti Bates

b. 1758, d. 18 February 1835
     Vashti Bates was born in 1758 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Lemuel Bates and Dorothy Lewis. Vashti Bates married Phineas Griswold II, son of Phineas Griswold and Hepzibah Griswold.1 Vashti Bates married Gordon Wadsworth on 16 July 1799 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Vashti Bates died on 18 February 1835 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2

Children of Vashti Bates and Phineas Griswold II

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 71.
  2. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 72.

Julia Matilda Holcombe1,2,3

b. 10 January 1816, d. 1894
     Julia Matilda Holcombe was born on 10 January 1816 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Lemuel Cicero Holcombe and Julia Griswold.4 Julia Matilda Holcombe married Henry Platt Merwin, son of Jesse Merwin and Jane Van Dyke, on 9 April 1837 at home, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Julia Matilda Holcombe died in 1894.

Henry and Julia were enumerated in the 1860 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer age 45, she was 44. Children in the household were Julia 15, Harriet 13, Cicero H. 17, Henry 11, Jesse 9, Ara Bella 7, Jennie 3, and Caroline 8 months. Julia's brother Oswald C. was also in the household.


Widow Julia and four children were enumerated in the 1870 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT federal census in the household of her father.

Children of Julia Matilda Holcombe and Henry Platt Merwin

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 54.1/Item A-4-5-2-3-1-14-1.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XVII:Pg. 40/Item 16100;Vol. XCIII:Pg. 20/Item 92063; Vol CXXVI/Item 125014.
  3. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol 93, Page 20, #92063.
  4. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1.

Henry Platt Merwin

b. 16 July 1814, d. 30 March 1866
     Henry Platt Merwin was born on 16 July 1814 at Kinderhook, NY. He was the son of Jesse Merwin and Jane Van Dyke. Henry Platt Merwin married Julia Matilda Holcombe, daughter of Lemuel Cicero Holcombe and Julia Griswold, on 9 April 1837 at home, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Henry Platt Merwin died on 30 March 1866 at age 51.

Children of Henry Platt Merwin and Julia Matilda Holcombe

Harriet Matilda Merwin1

b. 18 February 1847
     Harriet Matilda Merwin was born on 18 February 1847 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Henry Platt Merwin and Julia Matilda Holcombe. Harriet Matilda Merwin was a member in 1896 at DAR; 16100, Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XVII:Pg. 40/Item 16100.

Julia Griswold Merwin1

b. 30 November 1844
     Julia Griswold Merwin was born on 30 November 1844 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Henry Platt Merwin and Julia Matilda Holcombe. Julia Griswold Merwin married William Ennis in 1874. Julia Griswold Merwin was a member in 1896 at DAR; 16101, Washington, DC.

Child of Julia Griswold Merwin and William Ennis

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XVII:Pg. 41/Item 16101.

William Ennis

b. 1841
     William Ennis was born in 1841. He married Julia Griswold Merwin, daughter of Henry Platt Merwin and Julia Matilda Holcombe, in 1874.

Child of William Ennis and Julia Griswold Merwin

Caroline Maria Merwin1,2

b. 16 August 1859, d. 7 July 1917
     Caroline Maria Merwin was born on 16 August 1859 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Henry Platt Merwin and Julia Matilda Holcombe. Caroline Maria Merwin married William Haven, son of James Henderson Haven and Elizabeth Salter Cushman, on 21 March 1883 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Caroline Maria Merwin was a member in 1896 at Elizabeth Ross Chapter, DAR; 16103, IA. She died on 7 July 1917 at age 57.

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XVII:Pg. 41/Item 16103; Vol. XCIII:Pg. 20/Item 92063; Vol CXXVI/Item 125014.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol 93, Page 20, #92063.

William Haven

b. 1845
     William Haven was born in 1845. He was the son of James Henderson Haven and Elizabeth Salter Cushman. William Haven married Caroline Maria Merwin, daughter of Henry Platt Merwin and Julia Matilda Holcombe, on 21 March 1883 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

Gen. Richard Erskine Holcombe1,2,3

b. 28 September 1824, d. 14 June 1863
Col. Richard Erskine Holcombe
1824-1863
     Gen. Richard Erskine Holcombe was born on 28 September 1824.4 He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Clarinda Pettibone. Gen. Richard Erskine Holcombe married Harriet Jinks Thompson, daughter of Seth Thompson and Chloe Phelps, on 26 July 1853 at Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. Gen. Richard Erskine Holcombe died on 14 June 1863 at War Wound, Port Hudson, LA, at age 38.4

From Carol Laun: As a child Richard lived in the Turkey Hills (East Granby) section of Granby, in the big family home on Hartford Avenue. He was educated in local schools, including a private Academy. His life was adventurous and he traveled extensively in his work. For nearly ten years (1845-1855) he worked on the Isthmus of Panama, drawing maps, planning grades, and building bridges for the Panama Railroad. With his brothers, Franklin Porteous and Henry Lyman, he build the bridge across the Savannah River at Savannah, Georgia, using slave labor.

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

Richard and Harriet were enumerated in the 1860 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT federal census, page 4. He was a farmer, age 35, Harriet was 32, Clara was 6 and Mary was 1. Thomas Holcombe, age 79 was also in the household.

Harriet was enumerated in the 1870 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT federal census, page 3. She was 42, Clara 16, Mary 11, and Richard E., 9.

The Confederate Flag that was sent home with his personal effects is now housed at the Salmon Brook Historical Society in Granby, donated by his daughter.

Children of Gen. Richard Erskine Holcombe and Harriet Jinks Thompson

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XX:Pg. 31/Item 19082.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 52.1/Item A-4-5-2-3-1-8-6.
  3. [S164] Carol Laun, Holcombe Collection, Page 5.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 82.