John Loomis1

b. 28 March 1692
     John Loomis was born on 28 March 1692. He was the son of Deacon John Loomis and (?) Unknown 1st Wife.

Child of John Loomis

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 145, Item 113.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 162, Item 318.

Hannah Marsh

b. circa 1655
     Hannah Marsh was born circa 1655. She married Deacon Joseph Loomis, son of Deacon John Loomis and Elizabeth Scott, on 28 January 1675/76.

Children of Hannah Marsh and Deacon Joseph Loomis

Mary Gardner

b. circa 1742, d. 15 October 1767
     Mary Gardner was born circa 1742. She married John Colt, son of Deacon Benjamin Colt and Miriam Harris, on 28 October 1759. Mary Gardner died on 15 October 1767.

Abigail Watson

d. 12 March 1820
     Abigail Watson married John Colt, son of Deacon Benjamin Colt and Miriam Harris, on 11 May 1773. Abigail Watson died on 12 March 1820.

Abraham Colt1,2

b. say 1663, d. 11 January 1719
     Abraham Colt was born say 1663.3 He was the son of John Colt Sr. and Mary Skinner.3 Abraham Colt married Hannah Loomis, daughter of Joseph Loomis Jr. and Mary Sherwood, on 1 January 1690 at Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 Abraham Colt died on 11 January 1719 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3 Dr. Harris notes that Abraham was still living in 1734 (Manwaring 2:373).

Citations

  1. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Vol. I:Pg. 149/Item 3.
  2. [S141] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."
  3. [S662] Gale Ion Harris, "John Colt."

Joseph Colt1,2

b. circa 15 July 1666, d. 11 January 1719
     Joseph Colt was born circa 15 July 1666 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of John Colt Sr. and Hester Edwards.3 Joseph Colt married Ruth Loomis, daughter of Thomas Loomis and Mary Judd, on 29 October 1691 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3 Joseph Colt died on 11 January 1719 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3

Citations

  1. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Vol. I:Pg. 149/Item 4.
  2. [S141] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."
  3. [S662] Gale Ion Harris, "John Colt."

Esther Colt1

b. say 1670, d. 6 November 1714
     Esther Colt was born say 1670.2 She was the daughter of John Colt Sr. and Hester Edwards.2 Esther Colt married Stephen Loomis, son of Joseph Loomis Jr. and Mary Sherwood, on 1 January 1690/91 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 Esther Colt died on 6 November 1714 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2

Children of Esther Colt and Stephen Loomis

Citations

  1. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Vol. I:Pg. 149/Item 7.
  2. [S662] Gale Ion Harris, "John Colt."

Mary Alderman1

b. 1834
     Mary Alderman was born in 1834.1 She was the daughter of Sylvester Phelps Alderman and Hannah Bell.1

Citations

  1. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 531.

Jonathan Colt1

b. say 1680, d. before 2 April 1711
     Jonathan Colt was born say 1680.2 He was the son of John Colt Sr. and Hester Edwards.2 Jonathan Colt was baptized on 6 December 1685 at Congregationalist; First Church of Hartford, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He died before 2 April 1711.2

Citations

  1. [S141] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."
  2. [S662] Gale Ion Harris, "John Colt."

Jabez Colt1,2

b. say 1675, d. June 1757
     There is no record of Jabez' age at death, 81 is conjecture. We don't know the date of his marriage, but his child Ann was baptised in 1699 so he was certainly married by then. The probable order of their children's birth is as listed but based only on baptisms for the first three, the order named in their father's will and a vital record. Jabez Colt was born say 1675.3 He was the son of John Colt Sr. and Hester Edwards.3 Jabez Colt married Mary Morton, daughter of William Morton and Mary Burnham, by 1699.3 Jabez Colt left a will on 9 June 1756. He died in June 1757 at East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3 His estate was probated on 19 July 1757 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Jabez Colt and Mary Morton

Citations

  1. [S141] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."
  2. [S147] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."
  3. [S662] Gale Ion Harris, "John Colt."

Ann Fitch1

b. circa 1682
     Ann Fitch was born circa 1682. She was the daughter of Capt. Joseph Fitch and Mary Stone.1 Ann Fitch married Benjamin Loomis, son of Thomas Loomis and Mary Judd, on 6 January 1703.

Child of Ann Fitch and Benjamin Loomis

Citations

  1. [S138] Ph.D Gale Ion Harris, "TAG 68 Fitch."

William Lord1,2

b. 27 December 1618
     William Lord was baptized on 27 December 1618 at England.2 He was the son of Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird.

Children of William Lord and 1st Wife (?)

Citations

  1. [S197] CSG #3011 Roberta G. Bratti, "unknown short article title."
  2. [S254] Kenneth Lord, Thomas Lord, Page 71.

Elizabeth Montpesan1

d. probably before 1630
     Elizabeth Montpesan married Thomas Stoughton, son of Rev. Thomas Stoughton, circa 1612.2 Elizabeth Montpesan died probably before 1630.2

Children of Elizabeth Montpesan and Thomas Stoughton

Citations

  1. [S402] Henry Hudson and Mary Hudson, "Loomis Letters."
  2. [S436] Burton W. Spear Mary and John 7, Page 163.
  3. [S436] Burton W. Spear Mary and John 7, Page 167.

Mary Skinner1,2,3

b. circa 1635, d. by the summer of 1665
     Mary Skinner was born circa 1635. She was the daughter of John Skinner and Mary Loomis. Mary Skinner married John Colt Sr. circa 1660.4 Mary Skinner died by the summer of 1665.

Dr. Harris notes that Ann Skinner was born about 1635, not "1639" as Loomis has it. Her age is given as 16 years in the inventory of her father's estate in Oct. 1651.

Dr. Harris' subsequent article in TAG clearly identifies the wife of John as Mary and not her sister Ann.

Children of Mary Skinner and John Colt Sr.

Citations

  1. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Vol. I:Pgs. 108, 149/Item 2.
  2. [S172] Gary Boyd Roberts, Notable Kin II, Page 110.
  3. [S183] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."
  4. [S662] Gale Ion Harris, "John Colt."

Hester Edwards1

b. June 1641
     Hester Edwards was born in June 1641. She was the daughter of John Edwards and Dorothy Moulton. Hester Edwards married John Colt Sr. circa 1665.2

Children of Hester Edwards and John Colt Sr.

Citations

  1. [S141] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."
  2. [S662] Gale Ion Harris, "John Colt."

Christopher Colt1,2

b. 30 August 1780, d. 5 April 1850
     Christopher Colt was born on 30 August 1780. He was the son of Lt. Benjamin Colt and Lucretia Ely. Christopher Colt married Sarah Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell and Margaret Collyer, on 4 April 1805. Christopher Colt died on 5 April 1850 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 69.

Child of Christopher Colt and Sarah Caldwell

Citations

  1. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Vol. I:Pg. 152/item 76.
  2. [S172] Gary Boyd Roberts, Notable Kin II, Page 110.

Sarah Caldwell1

d. 16 June 1821
     Sarah Caldwell was the daughter of John Caldwell and Margaret Collyer.2 Sarah Caldwell married Christopher Colt, son of Lt. Benjamin Colt and Lucretia Ely, on 4 April 1805. Sarah Caldwell died on 16 June 1821.

Child of Sarah Caldwell and Christopher Colt

Citations

  1. [S172] Gary Boyd Roberts, Notable Kin II, Page 110.
  2. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Samuel Colt1,2

b. 19 July 1814, d. 10 January 1862
     Samuel Colt was born on 19 July 1814. He was the son of Christopher Colt and Sarah Caldwell. Samuel Colt died on 10 January 1862 at age 47. From the Colt web page:

The Colt revolving-cylinder concept is said to have occurred to Sam Colt while serving as a seaman aboard the sailing ship Corvo. There he observed a similar principle in the workings of the ship's capstan. During his leisure hours, Sam carved a wooden representation of his idea. The principle was remarkable in its simplicity and its applicability to both longarms and sidearms. Nevertheless, Colt's idea was not an instant success. At the outset, many people preferred the traditional flintlock musket or pistol to such a novel weapon.

In 1836, Colt built his first plant in Paterson, N.J., then one of this country's fastest-growing manufacturing centers. Sam Colt's uncle, a successful local businessman, was willing to help young Sam form the company. At age 22, Sam Colt was the firm's chief salesman and new-business promoter.

He soon developed and produced three different revolver models: the pocket, belt, and holster; and two types of longarmor rifle: one cocked by a hammer, the other by a finger lever. In all cases, gunpowder and bullets were loaded into a revolving cylinder while the primer was placed into a nipple located on the outside of the cylinder, where it would be struck by the hammer when the trigger was pulled.

Despite the generally favorable performance of the product in the hands of early buyers, sales were sluggish. Even though the U.S. government purchased small quantities of the Colt ring-lever rifle and the Colt 1839 carbine, quantities ordered appear never to have exceeded 100.

In 1842, the Paterson company, known as the Patent Arms Manufacturing Co., closed; auctioned much of its equipment; and began bankruptcy proceedings. Sam Colt then turned his attention to selling the U.S. government on his ideas for waterproof ammunition; underwater mines for harbor defense; and, in association with the inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, the telegraph.
During 1845, certain units of the U.S. Dragoon forces and Texas Rangers engaged in fighting the Indians in Texas credited their use of Colt firearms for their great success in defeating Indian forces. U.S. War Department officials reportedly were favorably impressed. When the Mexican War began in 1846, Capt. Samuel H. Walker, U.S. Army, traveled East, looked up Sam Colt, and collaborated on the design of a new, more powerful revolver.

Within a week, the U.S. Ordnance Dept. ordered a thousand of the newly designed revolvers, which Sam Colt called the "Walker." Suddenly, Colt was back in the firearms business but without a factory. He turned to Eli Whitney, Jr., son of the famous inventor of the cotton gin, who had a factory in Connecticut where the order was completed and shipped by mid-1847.

In 1851, two significant developments had a major effect on the future of the business. Sam Colt became the first American manufacturer to open a plant in England, thereby solidifying his reputation in international markets. And he began purchasing parcels of property in what was then called the South Meadows, an area of Hartford that fronted on the banks of the Connecticut River. The parcels, because they were often flooded, sold at remarkably low prices. A two-mile-long dike actually cost twice as much as the 250 acres; but the new plant, operational in 1855, was protected from the river's uncontrolled flow.

The factory was equipped with the most up-to-date metalworking machinery available and was capable of turning out 5,000 finished handguns during its first year of operation. Knowledgeable of the latest achievements of New England's world-famous machine-tool industry, Colt lost no time in specifying interchangeable parts, some 80% of which were turned out on precision machinery. Sam Colt is reported to have said, "there is nothing that can't be produced by machine," and his factory's production machinery achieved a remarkably high degree of uniformity for the mid-19th century. Typically, the metal parts of a Colt revolver were designed, molded, machined, fitted, stamped with a serial number, hardened, and assembled.

At about this time, Mr. Colt, Hartford's unabashed sales promoter, raised the distinctive onion-shaped dome, topped with a cast-bronze rampant colt, over his factory, thereby assuring that every Hartford resident and visitor who saw the dome would ask about it and hear the Colt success story.

The firm was incorporated in 1855 in Connecticut as the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co., with an initial issuance of 10,000 shares of stock. Sam Colt retained ownership of 9,996 shares and gave one share to each of our business associates, including E.K. Root, his trusted factory superintendent and an inventor in his own right. By 1856, the company was producing 150 weapons a day; and the product's reputation for exceptional quality, workmanship, and design had spread around the world, making Colonel Colt one of the ten wealthiest businessmen in the U.S. The honorary title was awarded by the Governor of the State of Connecticut for political support.
As demand for his firearms grew, Sam Colt, who had long favored the use of engraving and gold inlay on his firearms, expanded his engraving department. Colt's show guns and presentation pieces, exquisitely engraved and generously inlaid with gold, consistently won prizes at international trade fairs. Many were presented publicly to heads of state, including Czars Nicholas I and Alexander II of Russia, King Frederick VII of Denmark, and King Charles XV of Sweden.

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company sold its product line through a small force of traveling salesmen, known as agents, and between 15 and 20 jobbers who were actually wholesalers selling large quantities to individual retail outlets. In addition, the company maintained sales offices in both New York City and London, England. In addition, the sales department would accept direct orders at the plant, providing they were from someone who was either rich and famous, a friend of the Colt family, or ordering a large quantity of weapons.

Sam Colt was later recognized as one of the earliest American manufacturers to realize fully the potential of an effective marketing program that included sales promotion, publicity, product sampling, advertising, and public relations. His success made him perhaps the richest man in Connecticut and a pillar of the Hartford community. When Sam Colt built his home, Armsmear, an ornate mansion replete with greenhouses and formal gardens on the western edge of his armory property, it was deemed fitting that it should be one of New England's grandest residences. Today, Armsmear is an Episcopal home for the elderly.

Samuel Colt's health began to fail late in 1860 as the country moved toward Civil War. Prior to the actual declaration of war, Colt continued to ship his product to customers in southern states; but as soon as war was official, Colt supplied only the Union forces. The Armory was running at full capacity by year-end 1861, with more than 1,000 employees and an annual earnings level of about $250,000. Samuel Colt died January 10,1862, at the age of 47, having produced in his lifetime more than 400,000 weapons. His estate was reportedly worth $15 million, an enormous sum for the time and tantamount to more than $300 million today.

Following Sam Colt's death,control of the company remained in the hands of his widow and her family until 1901, when the company was sold to a group of investors.

Citations

  1. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Vol. I:Pg. 155/Item 145.
  2. [S172] Gary Boyd Roberts, Notable Kin II, Page 110.

John Edwards1

b. circa 1600, d. 27 December 1664
     John Edwards was born circa 1600. He died on 27 December 1664.

Children of John Edwards and Dorothy Moulton

Citations

  1. [S141] Gale Ion Harris, "unknown short article title."

William Loomis1

b. 18 March 1672, d. 1738
     William Loomis was born on 18 March 1672 at CT. He was the son of Lt. Samuel Loomis and Elizabeth Judd. William Loomis married Martha Morley, daughter of Thomas Morley and Martha Wright, on 13 January 1703. William Loomis died in 1738 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Children of William Loomis and Martha Morley

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 140/Item 64.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 140, Item 64.

Martha Morley

b. 7 September 1682, d. 22 February 1753
     Martha Morley was born on 7 September 1682. She was the daughter of Thomas Morley and Martha Wright. Martha Morley married William Loomis, son of Lt. Samuel Loomis and Elizabeth Judd, on 13 January 1703. Martha Morley died on 22 February 1753 at age 70.

Children of Martha Morley and William Loomis

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 140, Item 64.

Corp. Jonathan Loomis1

b. 23 January 1719, d. 1798
     From Elisha Loomis:

"He was at the battle fo Bunker Hill and the seige of boston, under Capt. James Clark and Capt. Roger Enos. He removed to W. Springfield, Mass. . . " Corp. Jonathan Loomis was born on 23 January 1719 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. He was the son of William Loomis and Martha Morley. Corp. Jonathan Loomis married Hannah Selden, daughter of Ebenezer Selden and Elizabeth (?), on 11 May 1747. Corp. Jonathan Loomis died in 1798.

Child of Corp. Jonathan Loomis and Hannah Selden

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 155/Item 221.

Hannah Selden

     Hannah Selden was the daughter of Ebenezer Selden and Elizabeth (?) Hannah Selden married Corp. Jonathan Loomis, son of William Loomis and Martha Morley, on 11 May 1747.

Child of Hannah Selden and Corp. Jonathan Loomis

Jonathan Loomis1

b. 13 December 1747, d. 16 April 1836
     Jonathan Loomis was born on 13 December 1747 at West Springfield, MA. He was the son of Corp. Jonathan Loomis and Hannah Selden. Jonathan Loomis married Lovisa Lamb, daughter of Daniel Lamb and Martha Ashley, on 19 November 1772. Jonathan Loomis died on 16 April 1836 at Becket, Berkshire Co., MA, at age 88.

Child of Jonathan Loomis and Lovisa Lamb

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 181/Item 600.

Lovisa Lamb

b. 12 February 1754
     Lovisa Lamb was born on 12 February 1754. She was the daughter of Daniel Lamb and Martha Ashley. Lovisa Lamb married Jonathan Loomis, son of Corp. Jonathan Loomis and Hannah Selden, on 19 November 1772.

Child of Lovisa Lamb and Jonathan Loomis

Warham Loomis1

b. 24 May 1776, d. 1826
     Loomis references the Atwater Genealogy. Lydia was from Blandford, MA. Warham Loomis was born on 24 May 1776 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. He was the son of Jonathan Loomis and Lovisa Lamb. Warham Loomis made marriage banns on 28 May 1800. He married Lydia Freeland in 1800. Warham Loomis died in 1826 at Mantua, OH.

Child of Warham Loomis and Lydia Freeland

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 247/Item 1413.

Lydia Freeland

d. July 1843
     Lydia Freeland married Warham Loomis, son of Jonathan Loomis and Lovisa Lamb, in 1800. Lydia Freeland died in July 1843 at Eaton, Lorain Co., OH.

Child of Lydia Freeland and Warham Loomis

Amanda Loomis1

b. 27 August 1812
     Amanda Loomis was born on 27 August 1812 at OH.2 She was the daughter of Warham Loomis and Lydia Freeland. Amanda Loomis married James Trumbull Holcombe, son of James Alderman Holcombe and Dorcas Trumbull, in 1835.

Children of Amanda Loomis and James Trumbull Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 247/Item 3465.
  2. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Fremont, Madison Township, Sandusky Co. OH.
  3. [S373] Jon Shultz, "Holcombe, James Alderman," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 10 February 2002.

James Trumbull Holcombe1,2,3

b. 1 August 1807, d. 25 March 1865
     James Trumbull Holcombe was born on 1 August 1807 at CT.4 He was the son of James Alderman Holcombe and Dorcas Trumbull. James Trumbull Holcombe married Amanda Loomis, daughter of Warham Loomis and Lydia Freeland, in 1835. James Trumbull Holcombe died on 25 March 1865 at Rollersville, Sandusky Co., OH, at age 57.

James and Amanda were enumerated in the 1860 Fremont, Madison Township, Sandusky Co., OH federal census. He was a farmer age 53, she was 47. Children in the household were Merrit 19, Samantha 16, Lester 14, and Noble 11.

Children of James Trumbull Holcombe and Amanda Loomis

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis.
  2. [S142] Unknown author, The History of Baker County, Oregon, Page 247/Item 3465.
  3. [S373] Jon Shultz, "Holcombe, James Alderman," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 10 February 2002.
  4. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Fremont, Madison Township, Sandusky Co. OH.

Lester Loomis Holcombe1

b. 2 July 1846, d. 19 September 1929
     Lester Loomis Holcombe was born on 2 July 1846 at Rollersville, Sandusky Co., OH. He was the son of James Trumbull Holcombe and Amanda Loomis. Lester Loomis Holcombe married Candace Ellen Jennings, daughter of Capt. Joseph H. Jennings and Eleanor Evans. Lester Loomis Holcombe died on 19 September 1929 at Baker, OR, at age 83.

Children of Lester Loomis Holcombe and Candace Ellen Jennings

Citations

  1. [S142] Unknown author, The History of Baker County, Oregon.

Candace Ellen Jennings1

b. 3 May 1849, d. 5 March 1930
     Candace Ellen Jennings was born on 3 May 1849 at Bolling Green, Sandusky Co., OH. She was the daughter of Capt. Joseph H. Jennings and Eleanor Evans. Candace Ellen Jennings married Lester Loomis Holcombe, son of James Trumbull Holcombe and Amanda Loomis. Candace Ellen Jennings died on 5 March 1930 at Baker, OR, at age 80.

Children of Candace Ellen Jennings and Lester Loomis Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S142] Unknown author, The History of Baker County, Oregon.

Capt. Joseph H. Jennings1

     According to the History of Baker County, Oregon Joseph served in teh Civil War in Co. A, 111th Ohio Inf. and later Co. G. 169th Ohio.

Child of Capt. Joseph H. Jennings and Eleanor Evans

Citations

  1. [S142] Unknown author, The History of Baker County, Oregon.

George Noble Holcombe1

b. 5 January 1887, d. 25 May 1941
     Need to investigate the Noble-Loomis connection to this family that might explain Noble's name. George Noble Holcombe was born on 5 January 1887 at Eagle Valley, OR. He was the son of Lester Loomis Holcombe and Candace Ellen Jennings. George Noble Holcombe married Lurley S. Morrison, daughter of Frank S. Morrison and Bertha Jane Durrett, on 15 June 1911. George Noble Holcombe died on 25 May 1941 at Richland, OR, at age 54.

Children of George Noble Holcombe and Lurley S. Morrison

Citations

  1. [S142] Unknown author, The History of Baker County, Oregon.

Lurley S. Morrison1

b. 24 September 1891, d. 20 September 1962
     Lurley S. Morrison was born on 24 September 1891 at Johnstown, MO. She was the daughter of Frank S. Morrison and Bertha Jane Durrett. Lurley S. Morrison married George Noble Holcombe, son of Lester Loomis Holcombe and Candace Ellen Jennings, on 15 June 1911. Lurley S. Morrison died on 20 September 1962 at Dallas, OR, at age 70.

Children of Lurley S. Morrison and George Noble Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S142] Unknown author, The History of Baker County, Oregon.

Alpah Donna Holcombe

b. 20 June 1912
     Alpah Donna Holcombe was born on 20 June 1912. She was the daughter of George Noble Holcombe and Lurley S. Morrison.