Rosella Bushnell1

b. 4 September 1810, d. 24 January 1899
     Rosella Bushnell was born on 4 September 1810 at Trumbull Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Sterling Graves Bushnell and Huldah Holcombe. Rosella Bushnell married Jonathan West Sloane on 24 April 1828.1 Rosella Bushnell died on 24 January 1899 at Trumbull Co., OH, at age 88.1

Children of Rosella Bushnell and Jonathan West Sloane

Citations

  1. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."

Jonathan West Sloane

b. 24 November 1805, d. 26 December 1880
     Jonathan West Sloane was born on 24 November 1805 at Jefferson Co., OH.1 He married Rosella Bushnell, daughter of Sterling Graves Bushnell and Huldah Holcombe, on 24 April 1828.1 Jonathan West Sloane died on 26 December 1880 at Richland Co., OH, at age 75.1

Children of Jonathan West Sloane and Rosella Bushnell

Citations

  1. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."

Martin Bushnell Sloane1

b. 15 December 1851, d. 28 December 1923
     Martin Bushnell Sloane was born on 15 December 1851 at Richland Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jonathan West Sloane and Rosella Bushnell. Martin Bushnell Sloane married Ella Hansel Au on 7 June 1876.1 Martin Bushnell Sloane died on 28 December 1923 at Mansfield, Richland Co., OH, at age 72.1

Child of Martin Bushnell Sloane and Ella Hansel Au

Citations

  1. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."

Ella Hansel Au

b. 12 March 1856, d. 22 May 1944
     Ella Hansel Au was born on 12 March 1856 at Mansfield, Richland Co., OH.1 She married Martin Bushnell Sloane, son of Jonathan West Sloane and Rosella Bushnell, on 7 June 1876.1 Ella Hansel Au died on 22 May 1944 at Mansfield, Richland Co., OH, at age 88.1

Child of Ella Hansel Au and Martin Bushnell Sloane

Citations

  1. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."

Eloise Sloane1

     Eloise Sloane was born at Mansfield, Richland Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Martin Bushnell Sloane and Ella Hansel Au.1 Eloise Sloane married George L. Buchan.1

Eloise was accepted into the Mary Washington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution on 18 March 1948, as a descendant of Benajah Holcomb, and assigned member number 290243.

Citations

  1. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."

George L. Buchan

d. before 1 April 1946
     George L. Buchan married Eloise Sloane, daughter of Martin Bushnell Sloane and Ella Hansel Au.1 George L. Buchan died before 1 April 1946.

Citations

  1. [S106] Eloise Sloane, "DAR 290243."

Joseph Post

b. 1681, d. 23 April 1749
     Joseph Post was born in 1681. He died on 23 April 1749.

Child of Joseph Post and Mary (?)

John Phelps1,2

b. 19 August 1829, d. 3 October 1916
     John Phelps was born on 19 August 1829 at Vernon, Trumbull Co., OH. He was the son of Silas Phelps II and Julia A. Holcombe. John Phelps married Sarah Moore on 8 May 1866. John Phelps died on 3 October 1916 at age 87.

Child of John Phelps and Sarah Moore

Citations

  1. [S107] Flora Phelps Gillett, "Supplemental DAR Application."
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 180/Item A-8-1-6-5-1-7-2.

Sarah Moore

b. 4 June 1841, d. 1 February 1888
     Sarah Moore was born on 4 June 1841. She married John Phelps, son of Silas Phelps II and Julia A. Holcombe, on 8 May 1866. Sarah Moore died on 1 February 1888 at age 46.

Child of Sarah Moore and John Phelps

Flora Phelps1

b. circa 1877
     Flora Phelps was born circa 1877 at Geneva, Crawford Co., PA.2 She was the daughter of John Phelps and Sarah Moore. Flora Phelps married Harrison Phelps Gillett, son of Harrison Gray Otis Gillett and Estelle Phelps, circa 1901.2 Flora Phelps was a member on 2 September 1931 at Ft. LeBoeuf Chapter, DAR; 212606, Waterford, PA.

Citations

  1. [S107] Flora Phelps Gillett, "Supplemental DAR Application."
  2. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Harrison Phelps Gillett

b. circa 1868
     Harrison Phelps Gillett was born circa 1868 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.1 He was the son of Harrison Gray Otis Gillett and Estelle Phelps.2 Harrison Phelps Gillett married Flora Phelps, daughter of John Phelps and Sarah Moore, circa 1901.1

Harrison P. and Flora were enumerated in the 1910 Waterford, Erie Co., PA, federal census. He was a flower mill miller, age 41, she was 32. The only other person in the household was her father, John E. Phelps 81.

Phelps H. and P. Flora were enumerated in the 1920 Waterford, Erie Co., PA federal census. He was a manufacturer in a flower mill, age 51, she was 41. There was no one else in teh household.

H. Phelps and Flora P. were enumerated in the 1930 Waterford, Erie Co., PA, federal census. He was 61, she was 52. There was no one else in the household.

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Judson Horace Holcombe1

b. 6 January 1830, d. 6 March 1914
     Judson Horace Holcombe was born on 6 January 1830. He was the son of Horace Holcombe and Julia Ann Gillet. Judson Horace Holcombe married Martha Ellen Whitcher on 26 November 1862. Judson Horace Holcombe died on 6 March 1914 at age 84.

Child of Judson Horace Holcombe and Martha Ellen Whitcher

Citations

  1. [S108] Jessie Barden Paulson, "DAR Application."

Martha Ellen Whitcher

b. 23 March 1836, d. 1 September 1905
     Martha Ellen Whitcher was born on 23 March 1836. She married Judson Horace Holcombe, son of Horace Holcombe and Julia Ann Gillet, on 26 November 1862. Martha Ellen Whitcher died on 1 September 1905 at age 69.

Child of Martha Ellen Whitcher and Judson Horace Holcombe

Eva Holcombe1

b. 29 September 1863
     Eva Holcombe was born on 29 September 1863. She was the daughter of Judson Horace Holcombe and Martha Ellen Whitcher. Eva Holcombe married John Thomas Barden on 8 November 1894.

Child of Eva Holcombe and John Thomas Barden

Citations

  1. [S108] Jessie Barden Paulson, "DAR Application."

John Thomas Barden

b. 13 March 1860, d. 6 December 1920
     John Thomas Barden was born on 13 March 1860. He married Eva Holcombe, daughter of Judson Horace Holcombe and Martha Ellen Whitcher, on 8 November 1894. John Thomas Barden died on 6 December 1920 at age 60.

Child of John Thomas Barden and Eva Holcombe

Jessie Barden1

     Jessie Barden was born at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She was the daughter of John Thomas Barden and Eva Holcombe. Jessie Barden was a member on 23 October 1934 at Genesee Chapter, DAR; 286754, Flint, MI.

Citations

  1. [S108] Jessie Barden Paulson, "DAR Application."

Hiram Holliday1

b. 1801, d. 1841
     Hiram Holliday was born in 1801. He was the son of Jonathan Holliday and Bethesda Holcombe. Hiram Holliday married Laura Hendee in 1829. Hiram Holliday died in 1841.

Children of Hiram Holliday and Laura Hendee

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXI:Pg. 138/Item 70381.

Laura Hendee

b. 1808, d. 1874
     Laura Hendee was born in 1808. She married Hiram Holliday, son of Jonathan Holliday and Bethesda Holcombe, in 1829. Laura Hendee died in 1874.

Children of Laura Hendee and Hiram Holliday

Daniel Hendee Holliday1

b. 1838, d. 1902
     Daniel Hendee Holliday was born in 1838. He was the son of Hiram Holliday and Laura Hendee. Daniel Hendee Holliday married Antionette Weldy in 1859. Daniel Hendee Holliday died in 1902.

Children of Daniel Hendee Holliday and Antionette Weldy

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXI:Pg. 138/Item 70381.

Antionette Weldy

b. 1836
     Antionette Weldy was born in 1836. She married Daniel Hendee Holliday, son of Hiram Holliday and Laura Hendee, in 1859.

Children of Antionette Weldy and Daniel Hendee Holliday

Marcelena Holliday1

     Marcelena Holliday was born at Allegany Co., NY. She was the daughter of Daniel Hendee Holliday and Antionette Weldy. Marcelena Holliday was a member in 1908 at DAR; 70381, Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXI:Pg. 138/Item 70381.

Andrew Eaton Spalding1

b. 1811, d. 1857
     Andrew Eaton Spalding was born in 1811. He was the son of William Pierce Spalding and Eleanor Watts. Andrew Eaton Spalding married Cynthia Shaw Holcombe, daughter of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone, on 16 June 1836 at Bradford Co., PA; Information online from Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Volume 1, by Clement F. Heverly. Andrew Eaton Spalding died in 1857.

Child of Andrew Eaton Spalding and Cynthia Shaw Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. 72:Pg. 4/Item 71005.

Horace Mortimer Spalding1,2

b. 1840
     Horace Mortimer Spalding was born in 1840. He was the son of Andrew Eaton Spalding and Cynthia Shaw Holcombe. Horace Mortimer Spalding married Lovina Shepard, daughter of Samuel W. Shepard and Amanda Bailey Spencer, in 1864.

Child of Horace Mortimer Spalding and Lovina Shepard

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXII:Pg 3/Item 71005.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143,1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-9-1.

Lovina Shepard

b. 1844
     Lovina Shepard was born in 1844. She was the daughter of Samuel W. Shepard and Amanda Bailey Spencer. Lovina Shepard married Horace Mortimer Spalding, son of Andrew Eaton Spalding and Cynthia Shaw Holcombe, in 1864.

Child of Lovina Shepard and Horace Mortimer Spalding

Samuel W. Shepard

b. 1818, d. 1905
     Samuel W. Shepard was born in 1818. He married Amanda Bailey Spencer in 1838. Samuel W. Shepard died in 1905.

Child of Samuel W. Shepard and Amanda Bailey Spencer

Amanda Bailey Spencer

b. 1812, d. 1900
     Amanda Bailey Spencer was born in 1812. She married Samuel W. Shepard in 1838. Amanda Bailey Spencer died in 1900.

Child of Amanda Bailey Spencer and Samuel W. Shepard

Cora A. Spalding1,2

     Cora A. Spalding was born at Granville, Bradford Co., PA. She was the daughter of Horace Mortimer Spalding and Lovina Shepard. Cora A. Spalding married Dwight Robinson. Cora A. Spalding was a member in 1909 at DAR; 71005, Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXII:Pg. 3/Item 71005.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-9-1-1.

Dwight Robinson

     Dwight Robinson married Cora A. Spalding, daughter of Horace Mortimer Spalding and Lovina Shepard.

Uriah Briggs Jr.1,2

b. 1829, d. 1893
     Uriah Briggs Jr. was born in 1829. He was the son of Uriah Briggs and Mary Holcombe. Uriah Briggs Jr. married Cornelia Hatch in 1850. Uriah Briggs Jr. died in 1893.

Uriah and Cornelia were enumerated in the 1850 Granger, Medina Co., OH, federal census. He was a farmer age 21, she was 19. There were no children in the household. Father Uriah Sr. was living nearby.

Children of Uriah Briggs Jr. and Cornelia Hatch

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXII:Pgs. 169, 170/Items 71470, 71471; Vol. CX:Pg. 178/Item 109571.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 123.2/Item A-8-1-2-6-3-10-1.

Elihu Briggs1,2

b. 1834, d. 1906
     Elihu Briggs was born in 1834. He was the son of Uriah Briggs and Mary Holcombe. Elihu Briggs married Emma Grover in 1859. Elihu Briggs died in 1906.

Child of Elihu Briggs and Emma Grover

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 123.2/Item A-8-1-2-6-3-10-2.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. CX:Pg. 178/Item 109571.

Cornelia Hatch

b. 1830
     Cornelia Hatch was born in 1830 at OH.1 She married Uriah Briggs Jr., son of Uriah Briggs and Mary Holcombe, in 1850.

Children of Cornelia Hatch and Uriah Briggs Jr.

Citations

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

Jennie Briggs1,2

     Jennie Briggs was born at Delavan, IL. She was the daughter of Uriah Briggs Jr. and Cornelia Hatch. Jennie Briggs was a member in 1909 at DAR; 71470, Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol:LXXII:Pg. 169/Item 71470.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 123.2/Item A-8-1-2-6-3-10-1-1.

Delia Briggs

     Delia Briggs was born at Delavan, IL. She was the daughter of Uriah Briggs Jr. and Cornelia Hatch. Delia Briggs married John Killough. Delia Briggs was a member in 1909 at DAR; 71471, Washington, DC.

John Killough

     John Killough married Delia Briggs, daughter of Uriah Briggs Jr. and Cornelia Hatch.

Niles Holcombe1,2

b. 1797, d. 1877
     Niles Holcombe was born in 1797 at NY. He was the son of Judge John Holcombe and Chloe Mudge. Niles Holcombe married Anna Smith Howell on 9 August 1827 at Gallia Co., OH.3 Niles Holcombe died in 1877 at OR.

Niles and Ann were enumerated in the 1850 Huntington, Gallia Co., OH, federal census. He was a farmer, age 53, she was 45. Children in the household were William R. 18, Livona 14, Janette 12, Return I. 5, and Esther A. 5 months. Also in the household was Janett Howell, 69.

Niles and Ann were enumerated in the 1856 Van Buren Co., Iowa State census. He was a laborer, age 58(?) she was 46. Children in the household were Janette 18, Return I. 11, and Esther A. 8. They had been living in Iowa for 3 years.

Niles and Ann were enumerated in the 1860 Village, Van Buren Co., IA, federal census. He was a farmer age 62, she was 52. Children in the household were a female 22, Return I. 15, and Esther 11.

Niles and Ann were enumerated in the 1870 Village, Van Buren Co., IA, federal census. He was a farmer age 72, she was 60. There were no children in the household.

Child of Niles Holcombe and Anna Smith Howell

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXIII:Pg. 120/Item 72338.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 38.1/Item A-4-2-10-5-2-1.
  3. [S321] Gallia Marriages, online http://www.ancestry.com

Anna Smith Howell

b. 1810, d. 1877
     Anna Smith Howell was born in 1810. She married Niles Holcombe, son of Judge John Holcombe and Chloe Mudge, on 9 August 1827 at Gallia Co., OH.1 Anna Smith Howell died in 1877.

Child of Anna Smith Howell and Niles Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S321] Gallia Marriages, online http://www.ancestry.com

Robert Return Ira Holcombe1,2

b. 24 February 1846, d. 21 November 1916
     Robert Return Ira Holcombe was also known as Return Ira Holcombe. He was born on 24 February 1846 at Huntington Twp., Gallia Co., OH. He was the son of Niles Holcombe and Anna Smith Howell. Robert Return Ira Holcombe married Lucinda H. Dearmin in 1870 at Clarinda, Page Co., IA. Robert Return Ira Holcombe died on 21 November 1916 at St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, at age 70.

Robert enlisted July 25, 1861, as a resident of Bloomfield, Cavi Co., IA, in the 10th MO Union Regt. and served through the war. He had changed his name from Robert Ira to Return Ira to adopt the name of his great-great-grandfather, Return Holcombe, a Revolutionary soldier.

Return Ira became a printer and writer for newspapers, principally on historical subjects. From 1888-90 he wrote histories of Greene and Marion counties, MO, and manyother local histories and biograhies. From 1911-13 published many extensive histories in MN; in 1916, history of the 1st MN Regt in war of 1861-65. As Asst. Sec'y of the MN Historical Society he next wrote chapters in a history of St. Paul, MN, including 129 biographies. His last years were spent writing histories and biographies of Carver, Hannepin and McLeod counties, MN; had lived in Clarinda, Page Co., IA. In 1911 he wrote a history of Portland, Iowa that was published in the State Line Democrat of Keosauqua, Iowa that reads in part:

Portland was laid out by Sam'l R. Holcomb in about 1838 - maybe in 1836; the plat in the court house will show. His father, old Stephen Holcomb, and his five sons, Samuel R., Robert, John Vinton, DeWitt Clinton and Zepaniah, came to Van Buren county in about 1836. They settled upon an extensive tract of land along the south side of the Des Moines, extending from the old Samuel Robinson farm, where the road leaves the river and cuts across the Irish Bend, clear up to a mile and more west of or above Holcomb creek, and running back from the river about two miles. Thus the Holcomb settlement comprised about twelve square miles all of which they seem to have laid claim to and which ws partially settled by members of the family.

With old Uncle Stephen and his five sons, or soon thereafter, came the old man’s three married daughters, Mrs. Sallie Shinn, wife of Rev Moses Shinn; Mrs. Susan Friend, wife of John Friend, and Mrs. Tryphena Matterson, wife of Dr. Allen Matterson. Three of Uncle Stephen’s children died young, and it is evident that race suicide was not prevalent in his family.

The Holcombs and their brothers-in-law worked had at clearing the heavily timbered Des Moines bottom lands and in subduing the wilderness generally. In time they succeeded, but the majority of them died. Samuel R. lived at the mouth of Holcomb creek, and facing the Des Moines to the north. He had a numerous family of children, but a majority of them, as well as himself and his wife, died of consumption before 1850; another son and daughter – the latter a beautiful, accomplished girl – died before 1860. The last survivor of the family, Robert Virgil, went to the Montana gold mines in 1864 and was lost in the life and wilds of the northwest.

Samuel R. and his brothers tried to build a dam across the Des Moines, just above the mouth of Holcomb creek. They found it too big a jog, so they went up Holcomb creek, a mile from its mouth, and build a very good dam and a corn-cracker mill at the north end of a high limestone cliff. The mill and dam stood for some years, when high water washed away the dam and after a time the mill was torn down. My father came to the county in 1853 and my cousins and I often played about the foundation logs of the old mill, and I well remember its history as related to me. Three of the Holcomb sons and the father, Uncle Stephen, had their cabins on the creek, as well as the mill, and this is why the stream was called Holcomb creek. I hope that modern authorities will not change it to something Italian or Spanish in sound.

When Sam’l R. Holcomb laid out his town he expected it to become quite a landing and port for steam boats, where they would land frequently, and so with propriety, he called the place Portland. The first mill in the place was a horse mill, constructed and operated by him and my uncle, Levi Howell. This mill stood on the west side of Holcomb creek, near its mouth. The two enterprises were well known as the Holcombe Mills. Maybe they were the first – certainly they were among the first – in Van Buren county.

Mr. Holcomb tried hard to build up a town. He sold good-sized lots for $5 each to parties that would agree to build. He donated the logs for the first store and blacksmith shop and he and his brothers built the firs school house, a small log structure. Had he lived the town might have amounted to more than it did, for he was an intelligent man, public spirited, and a great worker.

Robert Holcomb, an old bachelor, was another town founder. He laid out the town of Lexington, on the north side of the Des Moines, below Portland, but it never had more than three or four houses. His claim was the farthest down the river of the Holcombe tract. It eventually became the Robinson farm.

Child of Robert Return Ira Holcombe and Lucinda H. Dearmin

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXIII:Pg. 120/Item 72338.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 38.2/Item A-4-2-10-5-2-1-11.

Lucinda H. Dearmin

b. 1839
     Lucinda H. Dearmin was also known as Lucinda H. Dearing. She was born in 1839. She married Robert Return Ira Holcombe, son of Niles Holcombe and Anna Smith Howell, in 1870 at Clarinda, Page Co., IA.

Child of Lucinda H. Dearmin and Robert Return Ira Holcombe

Lillian Maude Holcombe1,2

     Lillian Maude Holcombe was born at Centerville, Appanoosa Co., IA. She was the daughter of Robert Return Ira Holcombe and Lucinda H. Dearmin. Lillian Maude Holcombe was a member in 1909 at DAR; 72338, Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXIII:Pg. 120/Item 72338.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 38.2/Item A-4-2-10-5-2-1-11-1.

Phoebe Ann Holcombe1,2

b. 30 May 1823, d. 1904
     Phoebe Ann Holcombe was born on 30 May 1823.1 She was the daughter of Alpheus Holcombe and Hannah Kingsbury. Phoebe Ann Holcombe was born on 30 March 1828.3 She married David Smiley on 23 September 1846.4 Phoebe Ann Holcombe died in 1904.

Bradford Co., PA, Marriages from 1840 through 1869, as printed by the Rev. Edward C. Hoagland in his Twigs from Family Trees, 1940. These records were taken from two Bradford County newspapers - the "Bradford Porter" and the "Bradford Reporter".

Children of Phoebe Ann Holcombe and David Smiley

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXIV:Pg. 41/Item 73104.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.2/Item A-8-1-2-13-6-7.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-6-7.
  4. [S374] Bradford Co., PA, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/heverly/hevtoc.htm, extracted from Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913. Volume 1 - Page 53.

Celestia Holcombe1

b. 29 January 1804, d. 23 August 1893
     Celestia Holcombe was born on 29 January 1804. She was the daughter of Alpheus Holcombe and Hannah Kingsbury. Celestia Holcombe married Ledyard Chappell, son of Isaac Chaapel and Tamasin Wilcox, on 6 February 1829. Celestia Holcombe died on 23 August 1893 at age 89.2 She was buried at Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.2

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.2/Item A-8-1-2-13-6-1.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial ID 79338047.

Martha Holcombe1

b. 11 January 1809
     Martha Holcombe was born on 11 January 1809. She was the daughter of Alpheus Holcombe and Hannah Kingsbury.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.2/Item A-8-1-2-13-6-2.