Thomas Holcombe1,2,3

b. 13 December 1690, d. 1765
     Thomas Holcombe was born on 13 December 1690 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry. Thomas Holcombe married Mary Hanning on 1 October 1714 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; McCracken spells 1st wife Hanning, Seaver spells it Manning.5 Thomas Holcombe married Sarah Ridout in 1728; McCracken says "probably" second marriage, but he could not assign the children to the two wives with any certainty. Listed here in the order of McCracken. Thomas Holcombe married Christian (?) after 1764.6 Thomas Holcombe died in 1765.

Bowman notes that Mary Manning died in 1776 and that Thomas then married Sarah Christian daughter of Thomas Christian. Simsbury records have Sarah died in March 1764 age 71. These death dates or the order of marriage must be in error.

4 Thomas 4 Holcombs will is dated 15 Sept 1770 and proved 5 Sept 1780
wife Christian, sons Thomas and Josiah, daughters Sarah, Damaris, heirs of Mary and heirs of Sibbel – the daughters got land in the long lots


The will proves that Josiah was a son, even though his birth was not recorded. It also names all the living children as well as Mary and Sybil who are dead but left heirs. The lack of any vital or church records is unfortunate. Isaac Terry probably belongs in this family, but there is no proof. The birth order of the children from the second marriage is unknown. I am assuming that the will lists them in order of age, but since Mary and Sybil are dead, they may have been older than Damaris. There may have been more children who died. 6

This Thomas has the most contradictions in the various genealogies. All the genealogies call his first wife Mary Manning, but Simsbury Vital Records clearly say Hanning and the name Hanning is used for males in later Holcomb generations. We also know he was married to Sarah when they both signed the Covenant in the First Church in Granby between 1736 and 1752. The genealogies call her Sarah Christian d/o Thomas but there is no proof of that and no mention of a Thomas Christian in any area records. Finally, we know he had a third wife in his old age, because he names her in his will and her name is Christian. I wonder if the genealogy writers somehow combined those two names? Sarah died in 1764 and Thomas wrote his will in 1770 calling his wife Christian. That name also is found in later Holcomb generations as a first name for a woman.6

Children of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning

Children of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Ridout

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 11.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 30.2/Item A-4-2-1.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 25.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 36.
  6. [S706] Carol Laun, "Three Thomas Holcombs," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 20 January 2010.

Daniel Holcombe1,2,3

b. 30 September 1692, d. 1760
     Daniel Holcombe was born on 30 September 1692 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry. Daniel Holcombe married Hesther Buell, daughter of Sgt. Peter Buell and Mary Gillett, on 1 January 1735/36 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5 Daniel Holcombe died in 1760.

Seaver shows Gaylor, Edmund, Maria, Emeline, and Oliver as Daniel and Esther's Great Grandchildren. Bowman quotes Weir and shows them all as children here.

Children of Daniel Holcombe and Hesther Buell

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 51.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 12.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.2/Item A-4-2-2.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 25.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 109.

Isaac Holcombe1,2

b. 7 April 1696
     Isaac Holcombe married Phoebe Cornish; McCracken does not mention this marriage. Isaac Holcombe was born on 7 April 1696 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry.

Child of Isaac Holcombe and Phoebe Cornish

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 11/Item 102.3.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 52.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 26.

Phoebe Cornish

     Phoebe Cornish married Isaac Holcombe, son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry; McCracken does not mention this marriage.

Child of Phoebe Cornish and Isaac Holcombe

Elizabeth Holcombe1

b. 23 April 1699
     Children and listed in Weathersfield. Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 23 April 1699 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry. Elizabeth Holcombe was baptized on 30 April 1699 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She married Gershom Gross, son of Aaron Gross and Hannah Cole, on 3 December 1724 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; In her uncle Samuel Terry's will of 6 Feb 1724/5 the name is spelled Goff, which is more likely, and on 15 June 1733 she is called Elizabeth Gross.4,5

Children of Elizabeth Holcombe and Gershom Gross

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 52.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 26.
  3. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 18.
  4. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  5. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy.

Gershom Gross

b. 1691
     Gershom Gross was born in 1691. He was the son of Aaron Gross and Hannah Cole. Gershom Gross married Elizabeth Holcombe, daughter of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry, on 3 December 1724 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; In her uncle Samuel Terry's will of 6 Feb 1724/5 the name is spelled Goff, which is more likely, and on 15 June 1733 she is called Elizabeth Gross.1,2

Children of Gershom Gross and Elizabeth Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy.

Rebecca Holcombe1

b. 23 October 1709, d. 1803
     Rebecca Holcombe married Abel Goddard, son of John Goddard and Sarah Hayes. Rebecca Holcombe was baptized on 23 October 1709.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Rebecca Holcombe died in 1803.

In wills of both parents. Rebecca was unmarried in 1731 when her mother willed her property to daughter, Rebecca Holcomb. She had children from SM, from The Goddards of Granby by Winfred R. Goodard Jr. 1985.

Children of Rebecca Holcombe and Abel Goddard

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 52.
  2. [S706] Carol Laun, "Three Thomas Holcombs," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 20 January 2010.

Ebenezer Holcombe

b. 28 April 1707, d. 10 April 1708
     Ebenezer Holcombe was born on 28 April 1707 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Ebenezer Holcombe was baptized on 3 August 1707 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He died on 10 April 1708 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3

Not in McPherson or Seaver.

Citations

  1. [S687] Thomas Dunmore Ayres, Simsbury First Church Records.
  2. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 24.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 9.

Moses Holcombe

b. possibly 1701, d. 23 October 1722
     Moses Holcombe was born possibly 1701.1 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Moses Holcombe died on 23 October 1722 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2

Citations

  1. [S706] Carol Laun, "Three Thomas Holcombs," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 20 January 2010.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 157.

Stephen Holcombe

b. possibly 1703, d. 22 December 1722
     Stephen Holcombe was born possibly 1703.1 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Stephen Holcombe died on 22 December 1722 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2

Citations

  1. [S706] Carol Laun, "Three Thomas Holcombs," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 20 January 2010.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 157.

Ruth Ann Holcombe1

b. 28 April 1706, d. 21 May 1706
     Ruth Ann Holcombe was born on 28 April 1706.2 She was baptized on 28 April 1706 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Ruth Ann Holcombe died on 21 May 1706.2,4

Ruth is not mentioned by Seaver, probably because she died young and was not mentioned in the will. The Simsbury Red Book specifically mentions her as " daughter of thomas holdomb." But there is a Ruth, daughter of Ensign John and Ann Pettibone Holcombe who married Joseph Higley. McCracken misplaced Ruth here also showing her married to Joseph Higley. See Ensign John Holcombe for Ruth and her family.

Citations

  1. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S706] Carol Laun, "Three Thomas Holcombs," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 20 January 2010.
  3. [S256] Albert C. Bates, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, Page 22.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, page 22.

Consider Holcombe1,2,3

b. circa 1711, d. 17 January 1765
     Consider Holcombe was born circa 1711 at probably Salmon Brook, CT.2,4 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Consider Holcombe married Ruth Griffin, daughter of John Griffin and Mary Bacon, on 21 March 1734 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5,4 Consider Holcombe died on 17 January 1765 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6

He had a second mariage some say to Mary. Simsbury Records record the births of the children.

Children of Consider Holcombe and Ruth Griffin

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 52.
  2. [S184] CSG #11841. Mrs. Carol A. Laun, "unknown short article title."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 33.2.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 33.2, A-4-2-9.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 126.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 187.

Ruth Griffin

b. 14 March 1717, d. 10 September 1798
     Ruth Griffin was born on 14 March 1717 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of John Griffin and Mary Bacon. Ruth Griffin married Consider Holcombe, son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone, on 21 March 1734 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,3 Ruth Griffin died on 10 September 1798 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 81.4

Children of Ruth Griffin and Consider Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 43.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 126.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 33.2, A-4-2-9.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 141.

Daughter Holcombe

b. after 5 December 1700
     Simsbury Records, page 22, show the death of a Ruth, daughter of Thomas, died May 21, 1706.

It is possible that this unnamed daughter was Ruth and that a subsequent child was named Ruth Ann. Daughter Holcombe was born after 5 December 1700; McCracken says name destroyed, perhaps older than Consider.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Daughter Holcombe was baptized on 23 October 1709; Baptized by Dudley Woodbridge.

Citations

  1. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."

Return Holcombe1,2

b. possibly 1713
     Return Holcombe was also known as Return Ira Holcombe. He was born possibly 1713 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Return Holcombe was baptized on 31 May 1713 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 He married Jerusha Adams, daughter of Gillett Adams and Abigail Bacon, on 10 January 1733/34 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 Return Holcombe died at Spencertown, NY.

Father's name not stated at baptism, but named in father's will. Return and Jerusha lived in Hillsdale, Columbia County, NY. Of this family Seaver listed only Zephaniah and his son; while Weir listed only Return and Zephaniah. Spear listed only Return and Zephaniah. This is the family of Deanna Holcomb Bowman.

Children of Return Holcombe and Jerusha Adams

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 52-53.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 34.1/Item A-4-2-10.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 24.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 126.

Jerusha Adams

b. 13 March 1718
     Jerusha Adams was born on 13 March 1718. She was the daughter of Gillett Adams and Abigail Bacon. Jerusha Adams married Return Holcombe, son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone, on 10 January 1733/34 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Jerusha Adams and Return Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 126.

Gillett Adams1

b. 19 February 1694
     Gillett Adams married Abigail Bacon, daughter of Thomas Bacon and Abigail Maskill. Gillett Adams was born on 19 February 1694. He was the son of Samuel Adams and Deborah Bartlett Gillet.

Child of Gillett Adams and Abigail Bacon

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 52.

James Holcombe

b. 10 October 1715
     James Holcombe was born on 10 October 1715 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 45.

Enoch Holcombe1,2,3

b. 4 September 1717, d. 11 March 1808
     Enoch Holcombe was born on 4 September 1717 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; Seaver obviously has typo 1777.4 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Rebecca Pettibone. Enoch Holcombe married Ann(a) Fowler, daughter of Jonathan Fowler and Catherine Marshall. Enoch Holcombe died on 11 March 1808 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA, at age 90.

McCracken italicizes the marriage and says: had 10 children in Westfield, MA, facts not verified by me.

It appears that the children of Enoch and Enoch Jr. are co-mingled.

Bowman notes: Spear mentions research by Caroline Sparks of Delaware which indicates that Weir's list of Enoch's children includes children belonging to Enoch Jr. Weir's list was based on Seaver's list.

Children of Enoch Holcombe and Ann(a) Fowler

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol.I:Pg. 53/Item 429.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 13.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 41.1/Item A-4-2-12.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 45.

Sarah Ridout

b. circa 1693, d. 28 March 1764
     Sarah Ridout was born circa 1693.1 She married Thomas Holcombe, son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry, in 1728; McCracken says "probably" second marriage, but he could not assign the children to the two wives with any certainty. Listed here in the order of McCracken. Sarah Ridout died on 28 March 1764 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2

Children of Sarah Ridout and Thomas Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S706] Carol Laun, "Three Thomas Holcombs," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 20 January 2010.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 187.

Mary Hanning

     Mary Hanning married Thomas Holcombe, son of Capt. Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Terry, on 1 October 1714 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; McCracken spells 1st wife Hanning, Seaver spells it Manning.1

Children of Mary Hanning and Thomas Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 36.

Nathaniel Bliss

b. 28 December 1622, d. 8 November 1654
     Nathaniel Bliss was born on 28 December 1622 at Rodborough, England. He was the son of Thomas Bliss and Margaret (?) Nathaniel Bliss emigrated in 1635. He married Catharine Chapin, daughter of Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney, on 20 November 1646 at Springfield, MA.1 Nathaniel Bliss died on 8 November 1654 at Springfield, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 31.2

Child of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin

Citations

  1. [S426] John Homer Bliss, Bliss Family, Page 36.
  2. [S426] John Homer Bliss, Bliss Family, Page 31.

Catharine Chapin

b. 1630, d. 4 February 1712
     Catharine Chapin was born in 1630 at Berry Pomeroy, England. She was the daughter of Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney.1 Catharine Chapin married Nathaniel Bliss, son of Thomas Bliss and Margaret (?), on 20 November 1646 at Springfield, MA.2 Catharine Chapin married Thomas Gilbert on 31 July 1655.2 Catharine Chapin married Josiah Marshfield on 28 December 1664.2 Catharine Chapin died on 4 February 1712 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.2

Child of Catharine Chapin and Nathaniel Bliss

Child of Catharine Chapin and Josiah Marshfield

Citations

  1. [S266] Duane E. Wilson, Edward Messenger.
  2. [S426] John Homer Bliss, Bliss Family, Page 36.

Thomas Bliss1

b. circa 1589, d. circa 1650
     Thomas Bliss was born circa 1589 at Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England.2,3 He died circa 1650 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2

Of Belstone parish, Devonshire, England, of Braintree, Mass., and afterwards of Hartford. Ct.

Child of Thomas Bliss and Margaret (?)

Citations

  1. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe", Page 30.
  2. [S266] Duane E. Wilson, Edward Messenger.
  3. [S426] John Homer Bliss, Bliss Family, Page 29.

Samuel Chapin

     Samuel Chapin married Cicely Penney on 9 February 1623 at Paignton, Devonshire, England.1

Child of Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney

Citations

  1. [S266] Duane E. Wilson, Edward Messenger.

Sarah Owen

     Sarah Owen married Nathaniel Holcombe, son of Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth (?), on 17 January 1722 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Thomas Holcombe1,2

b. 2 November 1715, d. say May 1787
     Thomas Holcombe was born on 2 November 1715 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning. Thomas Holcombe married Sarah Loomis, daughter of Philip Loomis and Hannah (?), on 15 October 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 Thomas Holcombe died say May 1787. His estate was probated on 24 May 1788.

Children of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 114.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.1/Item A-4-2-1-2.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 42.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 117.

Sarah Loomis1

b. 12 August 1722, d. 24 July 1783
     Sarah Loomis was born on 12 August 1722. She was the daughter of Philip Loomis and Hannah (?) Sarah Loomis married Thomas Holcombe, son of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning, on 15 October 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Sarah Loomis died on 24 July 1783 at age 60.

See also Loomis Genealogy #233 which also gives a Mary and Huldah.

Children of Sarah Loomis and Thomas Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 141/Item 233.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 117.

Josiah Holcombe1,2,3

b. circa 1717, d. 25 July 1805
     Josiah Holcombe was born circa 1717 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; Birth not found, placed here by Hiram Frank Holcombe. He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning. Josiah Holcombe married Abigail Higley, daughter of Nathaniel Higley and Abigail Filer, on 8 November 1742 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 Josiah Holcombe left a will on 15 May 1805. He died on 25 July 1805 at Rensselaer Co., NY.5 He was buried at Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY. His estate was probated in September 1805.

McCracken placed children starting with Dorcas here. However, in a note dated May 3, 1997, from Stephen M. Lawson of Port Orchard, WA, he describes correspondence with McCracken in 1986 where they discussed an error in TAG where he missed a generation and the children listed are actually Josiah's grandchildren, the children of Josiah and Dorcas Smith.

Josiah's will names his wife Abigail, sons Beriah and Michael, and daughters Abigail and Deborah. Josiah apparently moved to Stephentown in the 1780s with his children and their families. The presence of three men with the name Josiah Holcomb before 1800 makes positive identification of each in various records difficult, but this Josiah appears to the the elder one of that name in the 1800 census of Renasselaer Co., NY.

Bowman also places a child Hannah b. 1741 here.

Children of Josiah Holcombe and Abigail Higley

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 240.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pgs 51, 114.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 30.2/Item A-4-2-1-1.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Pages 68, 159.
  5. [S473] Stephentown, online http://stephentowngenealogy.com

Sarah Holcombe1

b. 5 September 1719
     Sarah Holcombe was born on 5 September 1719 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning. Sarah Holcombe married Ichabod Miller in 1741. Sarah Holcombe married Simeon Ward in 1752.

SARAH HOLCOMBE, WIFE OF ICHABOD MILLER


Daughter of John and Ann (Pettibone) Holcombe


McPherson, page 211.2 3 shows her as a daughter of John and Ann (Pettibone) Holcombe and gives a birth date of 2 May 1716; and on page 214.1 lists a marriage to Ichabod Miller on 27 January 1741, and her death in 1800. McPherson provides no additional information.


Seaver, page 42 4 shows her as a daughter of John and Ann (Pettibone) Holcombe and gives a birth date of 2 May 1716, a marriage to Ichabod Miller on 27 January 1741, and death in 1800.


Bowman, page 28, 5 shows her as a daughter of John and Ann (Pettibone) Holcombe and gives a birth date of 1719, a marriage to Ichabod Miller in 1741, and death in 1800. Bowman continues the line on page 74 and shows 9 chldren.


McCracken, page 167, 6 shows her as a daughter of John and Ann (Pettibone) Holcombe and gives a birth date of 2 May 1719. He does not list any additional information.




Daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hanning) Holcombe


McPherson, page 30.2 3 does not list a daughter Sarah.


Seaver, on page 11, 4 does not list Sarah as a daughter of Thomas and Mary, but rather lists her as a daughter of Thomas' father Thomas and his second wife Rebecca Pettibone, and gives a birth date of 5 September 1719.


Bowman, on page 51, 5 lists Sarah, born 1719, married to Ichabod in 1741, and died in 1800 and references Sarah, the daughter of John and Ann. Bowman does not continue this line.


McCracken, on page 73, 6 lists Sarah, born 5 September 1719. He provides no further information on her.



Three Thomas Holcombs

In an unpublished manuscript from January 2010 Carol Laun writes:

Sarah may or may not have married Ichabod Miller. Here is what is found in SVR.
Sarah 6th d/o John Holcomb b. 2 May 1719 (SVR-46)
Sarah 1st d/o Thomas Holcomb the younger b. 5 Sept 1719 (SVR-47)
Ichabod Miller married Sarah Holcomb 27 Jan 1741/2 (SVR-94)
There is no way to prove which one married Ichabod. Bowman has it both ways, she has Sarah d/o Thomas Holcomb marrying Ichabod and also Sarah d/o John and Ann (Pettibone) Holcomb marrying Ichabod. McPherson ignores SVR and leaves Sarah out of the Thomas Holcomb family and says Sarah d/o John Holcomb was b. 2 May 1716. At any rate, everyone agrees that Ichabod and Sarah lived in West Simsbury, had nine children (SVR-84) and she died in 1800.

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 51.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 47.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.
  4. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy.
  5. [S60] Deanna Holcomb Bowman, Thomas Holcomb and Other Early Settlers of Simsbury, Ct..
  6. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."

Stephen Holcombe1,2

     Seaver shows this child but McCracken does not. Stephen Holcombe was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 11.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 51.

Moses Holcombe1

d. 1751
     Seaver shows this child but McCracken does not. McPherson reports the second marriage to Sarah Christian. Ann Elizabeth and Ruth are indicated by birth records in Simsbury, CT; however it is not clear to which Moses they should be assigned. McPherson stated they had Allen and Elihu born in Ira, Ira Station, Cayuga County, Ohio. Elihu was listed in the Phelps Genealogy. Moses Holcombe was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning. Moses Holcombe married Elizabeth Phelps, daughter of Joseph Phelps and Rebecca North.2 Moses Holcombe died in 1751.

Children of Moses Holcombe and Elizabeth Phelps

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pgs. 51, 114-5.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 95.

Daniel Holcombe1

     Seaver shows this child but McCracken and Bowman do not. Seaver shows that he married Sarah Holcomb. Some confusion. Daniel Holcombe was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 11.

Philip Loomis1

b. 22 February 1675, d. 1 December 1746
     Philip Loomis was born on 22 February 1675 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. He was the son of Lt. Samuel Loomis and Elizabeth Judd. Philip Loomis married Hannah (?) in 1704. Philip Loomis died on 1 December 1746 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 71.

Children of Philip Loomis and Hannah (?)

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 140/Item 65.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, pages 140, 155.

Lt. Samuel Loomis1,2

b. circa 1628, d. 1 October 1689
     Lt. Samuel Loomis was born circa 1628 at Essex, England. He was the son of Joseph Loomis and Mary White. Lt. Samuel Loomis married Elizabeth Judd, daughter of Thomas Judd, on 27 December 1653 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.3 Lt. Samuel Loomis was CHURCH MEMBERSHIP on 26 November 1661 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He died on 1 October 1689.

Purchased the Witchfield place, Broad St., site of the present Grace church. Made freeman 1654. Moved to Westfield, Mass between 1672 and 1675. Sold his dwelling house in Windsor in 1679. Elizabeth was still living in Westfield in 1716.

Children of Lt. Samuel Loomis and Elizabeth Judd

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 434.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 132/Item 8.
  3. [S779] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration 634-1635, vol. IV, page 124.

Joseph Loomis1,2

b. circa 1590, d. 25 November 1658
     Joseph Loomis was born circa 1590. He married Mary White, daughter of Robert White and Bridget Allgar, on 30 June 1614 at Messing, County Essex, England. Joseph Loomis died on 25 November 1658.

from Joseph Loomis by Elisha S. Loomis:

"Joseph was a woolen-draper in Braintree, Essex county, England; sailed from London April 11, 1638, in the ship Susan and Ellen, and arrived at Boston July 17, 1638, tarrying about 1 year at Dorchester, Mass., it is thought. It is mentioned in the town records of Windsor, Vol. I, that on the 2nd of Feb., 1640, he had granted him from the plantation 21 acres adjoining Farmington river, on the west side of the Connecticut river, this 21 acres including the site of the first English settlement made in Conn; also several large tracts of land on the east side of the Connecticut, partly from the town and partly by purchase.

"He therefore probably came to Windsor in the summer or autumn of 1639, and he is generally supposed to have come in company with Rev. Ephraim Huet, who arrived at Windsor, Aug. 17, 1639. He brought with him five sons, all of whom were freemen, Oct. 7, 1669, and three daughters. His house was situated near the mouth of the Farmington River on "The Island," so called because at every great freshet it became temporarily an island by the overflowing of the Connecticut River."


Beverly Schonewolf provided the following information about Joseph's origin and immigration. We are trying to find the original source.

The proof that Joseph Loomis came from Braintree, England is established by the deposition of Joseph Hills of Charlestown, Mass., taken July 30, 1639.

"Joseph Hills of Charlestowne, in New England, Woolen Draper, aged about 36 yeares, sworne, saith upon his oath that he came to New England undertaker in the ship called the Susan and Ellen of London whereof was master Mr. Edward Payne, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred thirty and eight, the 14th yeare of the raigne of our souraigne Lord the King that now is, and this dpt knowes that divers goods and chattells, victualls & commodities of Joseph Loomis late of Brayntree in the County of Essex, Woolen-draper, wch were put up in three butts, two hogsheds, one halfe hogshed, one barrell, one tubb & three firkins, transported from Malden in the County of Essex to London in an Ipswch Hye, were shipped in the said ship upon the eleventh day of Aprill in the yeare aforesayd, and this deponent cleared the said goods wth divers other goods of the said Joseph Loomis and other mens, in the Custom-house at London, as may appeare by the Customers bookes, and this dept saith that the said goods were transported into New England in the said ship where she arrived on the seventeenth day of July in the yeare aforesayd."



Beverly Schonewolf also provided the following information about Joseph's will and probate.

In Vol. 2, Records of Particular Court for the colony of Connecticut, p. 116, there is an inventory of the estate of Mr. Joseph Loomis, deceased Nov. 25, 1658, in which it is stated that there is a debt in England against Mr. Loomis's estate amounting to 12 pounds, 14 s. 8d.

His estate was inventoried at 178 pounds 10s. 00d, taken by Henry Clarke, John Moore.

Court Record Page 115, 2 December 1658. An agreement for a division of the estate by the children of Joseph Loomis, Decd, and approved by this court of Magistrates to be an equal division. To Joseph Loomis, to Nicholas Olmsted, to Josiah Hull, to John Loomis, to Thomas Loomis, to Nathaniel Loomis, to Mary Tudor, to Samuel Loomis.

The agreement of the children of Mr. Joseph Loomis respecting the division of the estate of ye father deceased approved by The Court 2 December 1658: We whose names are hereunto subscribed doe by these prsents testify that it is our mutual and joynt agreement to attend an equal division of the estate of Mr. Joseph Loomis, our father, lately deceased, wch said estate being distributed in an equal prption we doe by these prsents engage to set down Satisfied and Contented respecting any future trouble or demands about the fore said estate now pr sented by Inventory to ye Court of Magistrates.
Witness our hand, 2nd December, 1658. Joseph Loomis, Josias Hull, Thomas Loomis, Mary Tudor, Nicholas Olmsted, John Loomis, Nath. Loomis, Samll Loomis.3

Children of Joseph Loomis and Mary White

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg 432.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 121.
  3. [S335] Charles William Manwaring, Manwaring, Vol I, pages 135-6.

Mary Elwell

b. say 1634
     Mary Elwell was born say 1634. She was the daughter of Robert Elwell and Joan (?)

Hanning Holcombe

b. 6 August 1741, d. 25 October 1768
     Hanning Holcombe was born on 6 August 1741 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis. Hanning Holcombe died on 25 October 1768 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 27.2

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 83.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 212.

Sarah Holcombe

b. 6 February 1743
     Sarah Holcombe was born on 6 February 1743 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis. Sarah Holcombe married Daniel Holcombe, son of Daniel Holcombe and Hesther Buell, in 1756.

Children of Sarah Holcombe and Daniel Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 83.

Ester Holcombe

b. 29 October 1745, d. before 18 November 1820
     Ester Holcombe was born on 29 October 1745 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis. Ester Holcombe died before 18 November 1820.2 She was buried at West Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Carol Laun in her Beneath These Stones says that the Esther buried in West Granby is probably the daughter of Thomas and Sarah.

The West Granby Sexton has d. 1821 age 72. 3

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 83.
  2. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 113.
  3. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones.

Thomas Holcombe1

b. 8 August 1750, d. before 1788
     There is some confusion with this Thomas who married Clarinda Pettibone, and the Thomas 452318 who was the son of Hezekiah, who married Clarinda Pettibone. Loomis says this Thomas died in the Continental Army. Thomas Holcombe was born on 8 August 1750 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis. Thomas Holcombe died before 1788.3

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 114/Item 42114.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 83.
  3. [S706] Carol Laun, "Three Thomas Holcombs," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 20 January 2010.

Mary Holcombe

b. 17 June 1753, d. 30 August 1806
     Mary Holcombe was born on 17 June 1753 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis. Mary Holcombe married Daniel Hayes III, son of Daniel Hayes II and Abigail Hayes. Mary Holcombe died on 30 August 1806 at age 53.2

Children of Mary Holcombe and Daniel Hayes III

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 83.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 140.

Noah Holcombe1

b. 8 August 1756
     Noah Holcombe was born on 8 August 1756 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis. Noah Holcombe married Tryphena Young, daughter of Eliphalet Young and Margaret (?), on 1 February 1785.3,4 Noah Holcombe was buried on 29 April 1817 at West Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; no stone.5

McCracken wonders if he was of Granby, 1790 (2/1/6) or of Litchfield Co. (3/3/5). McCracken shows spouse Jerusha. Bowman shows spouse Trifene Youngs but Trifene could have married Noah, son of John and Mary Kent Holcombe.

The Granby Town Records show Noah and Tryphena.

Noah died of pleurisy. 6

Children of Noah Holcombe and Tryphena Young

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. II:Pg. 45/Item 42116.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 83.
  3. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Page 517/Item 7.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.2.
  5. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 116.
  6. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones.
  7. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.2, 222.1.

Tirza Holcombe1,2

b. 7 July 1759
     Darn! Bowman on Vol I. Page 136, Item 4585 has Sarah Holcombe marrying Samuel Taylor in 1786, son of Eldad and Thankful Day Taylor. Then on Vol II:Page 45, Item 42117 she has Tiriza Holcombe marrying Samuel Taylor in 1786, son of Eldad and Thankful Day Taylor.

McPherson on Page 75.2 Item A-4-5-7-6 has Sarah marrying Samuel; then on page 32.2, Item 4-2-1-2-8 Tiriza again marrying Samuel.

Tirza is listed both as a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Loomis Holcombe but also as a daughter of Enoch Holcombe.

Carol Laun in an unpublished manuscript from January 2010 shows that Tirza is unmarried. Her father's estate probated in 1788 indicates that she has not yet married. Tirza Holcombe was born on 7 July 1759 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis. Tirza Holcombe married Samuel Taylor, son of Eldad Taylor and Thankful Day, in 1786.

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. II:Pg. 45/Item 42117.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.2/Item A-4-2-1-2-8.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 84.

Abigail Higley

b. 1 November 1723, d. 5 February 1815
     Abigail Higley was born on 1 November 1723 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Higley and Abigail Filer. Abigail Higley married Josiah Holcombe, son of Thomas Holcombe and Mary Hanning, on 8 November 1742 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Abigail Higley died on 5 February 1815 at Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY, at age 91.1

Children of Abigail Higley and Josiah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S506] Leroy E. Higley, John Higley, CD Supplement #1.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Pages 68, 159.

Dorcas Holcombe1

b. 25 May 1766, d. 1848
     Dorcas Holcombe was born on 25 May 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Josiah Holcombe Jr. and Dorcas Smith. Dorcas Holcombe married Joseph Lobdell before 1788. Dorcas Holcombe married (?) Clark.3 Dorcas Holcombe married Jesse Stuart.3 Dorcas Holcombe died in 1848.

The information on Dorca' descendants was create by Sandra Burke and emailed by Jerry Lobdell.

Child of Dorcas Holcombe and Joseph Lobdell

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 31.1/Item A-4-2-1-1-1-1.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 222.
  3. [S647] Jerry Lobdell, "Dorcas Holcombe," e-mail to James H.Holcombe, 5 February 2008.

Josiah Holcombe III

b. 10 September 1767, d. young
     Deaf. Josiah Holcombe III was born on 10 September 1767 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Josiah Holcombe Jr. and Dorcas Smith. Josiah Holcombe III died young.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 222.

Christian Holcombe

b. 23 April 1769, d. young
     Christian Holcombe was born on 23 April 1769 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Josiah Holcombe Jr. and Dorcas Smith. Christian Holcombe died young.

Deaf. McCracken notes that deaf probably meant deaf and mute.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 222.