Margaret Holcombe1

b. 18 November 1748
     Simsbury Vital Records shows Margaret as daughter of Nathaniel Holcombe the 3rd. Margaret Holcombe was born on 18 November 1748 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Holcombe IV and Margaret Cossett.

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 151.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 94.

Theodosia Holcombe

b. 1 August 1753
     Theodosia Holcombe was born on 1 August 1753 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Holcombe IV and Margaret Cossett.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 94.

Lydia Holcombe

b. 20 October 1753
     McCracken Notes:

Did she marry Windsor-Bloomfield, 29 Dec 1777, John Manning? (note that we have two pairs of sisters who may be twins, though the days of their births would seem to be too far apart. All four births are recorded consecutively and the father of the first pair is noted as Nathaniel 3rd, and their older brother was then too young to have children.)

Bowman only lists the possibility of twins Margaret and Ruth. Lydia Holcombe was born on 20 October 1753 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Holcombe IV and Margaret Cossett.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 94.

Adonijah Holcombe1,2

b. 27 September 1757, d. 27 August 1828
     Adonijah Holcombe was born on 27 September 1757 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3,4 He was the son of Nathaniel Holcombe IV and Margaret Cossett. Adonijah Holcombe married Charity Gillett, daughter of Othniel Gillett and Eunice (?), on 6 September 1778 at Salmon Brook (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.4 Adonijah Holcombe died on 27 August 1828 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 70.5

Simsbury Vital Records state Adonihah was the son of Nathaniel Holcombe 3rd.

McPherson lists possibly 9 children but only names 4. Salina's information was from an obituary.

Children of Adonijah Holcombe and Charity Gillett

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 103.2/Item A-8-1-1-2-7.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 75/Item 235.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 94.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 103.2.
  5. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 140.

David Willcockson1

b. 10 March 1700/1
     David Willcockson was born on 10 March 1700/1 at Killingworth, CT.1 He was the son of Lieutenant Joseph Willcockson and Hannah Kellsey.1 David Willcockson married Mary Hutchinson.

Child of David Willcockson and Mary Hutchinson

Citations

  1. [S529] "Connecticut Willcocksons."

Sgt. David Buttolph1,2,3

b. 7 May 1669, d. 5 April 1717
     David was probably named fo rhis aunt Abigail Buttolph's first husband, David Saywell, and was doubtless among the unnamed children of his father baptized at First Church, Boston, in October 1675. He accompanied his parents in their peregrinations to Salem and back to Boston, and then to Wethersfield, CT, but died in Simsbury, CT. He was a shoemaker of cordwainer.

In TAG, there is a lengthy discussion of the work done to identify David's wife, and finally McCracken determines:

I now think it highly probably that David Buttolph's wife was Mary Buck, dauhgter of Henry and Elizabeth (Churchill) Buck. It will have been noted that David's brother George married mary's sister elizabeth. The marriage of two brothers to two sisters is hardly a difficult phenomenon to accept. We shall see that David and mary had five children who married five children of nathaniel Holcombe by his wife martha Buell. In a period when population is sparse, it is entirely ntural for young people to marry the siblings of their in-laws.

David Buttolph build in Wethersfield a house which has in recent years been restored to approximately its original state and is now open as a museum known as the Buttolph-Williams House. Sgt. David Buttolph was born on 7 May 1669. He was the son of Lt. John Buttolph and Hannah Gardener. Sgt. David Buttolph married Mary Buck after 14 November 1694. Sgt. David Buttolph died on 5 April 1717 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 47.

Children of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck

Citations

  1. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Pg. 119, 148.
  3. [S133] George E. McCracken, "unknown short article title."

Mary Buck

     Mary Buck married Sgt. David Buttolph, son of Lt. John Buttolph and Hannah Gardener, after 14 November 1694.

Children of Mary Buck and Sgt. David Buttolph

Lt. John Buttolph1,2

b. 28 February 1639 or 1640, d. 14 January 1692 or 1693
     John, like his father a glover, had by 1663 moved to Salem, Mass., where he doubtless met his first wife, but by 1669 had gone back to Boston. John Buttloph o fBoston, glover, bought from John Addams of Lancaster, husbandman, for £40, a certain proprty on 11 Dec. 1670, 22 Charles II, entered 12 Feb. 1670 (Middlesex Deeds 4:196). John Buttloph of Boston and wife Hanna sold on 10 10th mo. 1671, acknowledged 14 Sept. 1671, for £112 current money of New england, to Thomas Gardner Jr. of Salem, and both signed (Salem Deeds 3: No. 132, 420-423). sometime between 1675 and 1678 he once more moved, this time to Wethersfield, CT, where in 1679 he was lieutenant of the south trainband of Wethersfield (Col. Recs of Conn., 4:40. Presumably he had service in King Philip's War, for in 1676 Massachusetts sold Indian captives, and John Buttolph was credited with one at £1/15/- (G.M. Bodge, soldiers in King Philips War p. 4800. He served as deputy for Wethersfield to the Connecticut General Court, May and October, 1690; May, July, Oct. and Nov. 1691, Oct. 1692 (Col. Recs of Conn. 4:23, 332, 42, 53 f., 64f., 75, 78). Lt. John Buttolph was born on 28 February 1639 or 1640. He was baptized on 1 March 1639 or 1640 at First Church, Boston, MA. He was the son of Thomas Buttolph and Ann Harding. Lt. John Buttolph married Hannah Gardener, daughter of Lt. George Gardner and Hannah Shattuck, on 16 October 1663 at Salem, Essex Co., MA. Lt. John Buttolph married Abigail (?) on 27 June 1682 at "Missing Place" no. 4730. Lt. John Buttolph married Susanna Clark, daughter of James Clark. Lt. John Buttolph died on 14 January 1692 or 1693 at "Missing Place" no. 5459.

Children of Lt. John Buttolph and Hannah Gardener

Citations

  1. [S212] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S133] George E. McCracken, "unknown short article title."

Thomas Buttolph1

b. circa 1603, d. 1667
     Thomas immigrated on the Abigail in 1635. Died between 25 may 1667 - 18 June 1667. He was a glover by trade. Thomas Buttolph was born circa 1603 at Raynham, Norfolk, England. He died in 1667.

Child of Thomas Buttolph and Ann Harding

Citations

  1. [S213] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Ephraim Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 22 December 1721, d. 27 June 1808
     Ephraim Holcombe was born on 22 December 1721 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,8,6 He was the son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Ephraim Holcombe married Dorcas Hayes, daughter of Samuel Hayes and Elizabeth Willcockson, in 1741; McCracken shows that Dorcas is daughter of Samuel Hayes (George) by his wife Elizabeth Willcockson. Mary Buttolph is also related to Joseph Willcockson (Samuel, Samuel, William.) Ephraim Holcombe died on 27 June 1808 at age 86.9

Children of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes

Citations

  1. [S64] Mark Williams, A Tempest in a Small Town:The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut 1680-1940, Page 119.
  2. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42, 48.
  4. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69, 151/Item 8113.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 105.1/Item A-8-1-1-3.
  6. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 149.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  9. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 141.

Dorcas Hayes

b. 15 March 1727/28, d. 12 May 1798
     Dorcas Hayes was born on 15 March 1727/28. She was the daughter of Samuel Hayes and Elizabeth Willcockson. Dorcas Hayes married Ephraim Holcombe, son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes, in 1741; McCracken shows that Dorcas is daughter of Samuel Hayes (George) by his wife Elizabeth Willcockson. Mary Buttolph is also related to Joseph Willcockson (Samuel, Samuel, William.) Dorcas Hayes died on 12 May 1798 at "Lingerng" illness at age 70.1

Children of Dorcas Hayes and Ephraim Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 141.

Ruth Holcombe1,2,3

b. 9 March 1723/24, d. before 1784
     Ruth Holcombe was born on 9 March 1723/24 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4,5,3 She was the daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Ruth Holcombe died before 1784.

McCracken notes: Then called 1s dau. in a series of three entries including her two older brothers, children of Nathaniel the younger, mother not stated, but clearly this Ruth was 2nd daughter, as her elder sister Hannah was clearly identified as to both parents' names, and the clerk overlooked Hannah.

Bowman has a note after the 4th child Ruth that "William Holcomb puts Reuben, his great-great-grandfather, b. 1725, here," but Bowman puts Reuben as a son of Lt. David Holcombe, Captain Nathaniel's brother.

Citations

  1. [S64] Mark Williams, A Tempest in a Small Town:The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut 1680-1940, Page 119.
  2. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 149.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.

Thankful Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. circa 1725, d. June 1827 or July 1827
     Thankful Holcombe was born circa 1725 at Salmon Brook Ecclesiastical Society, Hartford Co., CT.5,4 She was the daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Thankful Holcombe married Capt. Adonijah Burr circa 1748 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Thankful Holcombe died in June 1827 or July 1827 at Sudbury, Rutland Co., VT.2

Seaver and Bowman show Thankful born 1725 or 1726, but McCracken does not list her. Kathleen Fenton, however, clears up the questions about Thankful and her family.

Children of Thankful Holcombe and Capt. Adonijah Burr

Citations

  1. [S64] Mark Williams, A Tempest in a Small Town:The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut 1680-1940, Page 119.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  3. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42.
  4. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.

Capt. Adonijah Burr1

b. circa 1726/27, d. 27 December 1798
     Capt. Adonijah Burr was born circa 1726/27 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. He married Thankful Holcombe, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes, circa 1748 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Capt. Adonijah Burr died on 27 December 1798 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT; of pleurisy/pneumonia.

Children of Capt. Adonijah Burr and Thankful Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."

Dorcas Holcombe1,2

b. 2 April 1745, d. 14 July 1825
     Dorcas Holcombe was born on 2 April 1745 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes. Dorcas Holcombe married Nathan Gillett, son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice (?), say 1765.4 Dorcas Holcombe died on 14 July 1825 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 80.5 She was buried at probably the Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.5

In 1776, General George Washington feared that Sir William Howe, who was forced to evacuate Boston, would Join his brother, Admiral Lord Howe, and proceed to take New York City. To bolster his limited Continental Troops, General Washington requested that Connecticut send down a portion of her Militia. Answering the call was a company of Granby men commanded by Captain Samuel Hayes. Among the twenty-five enlisted men were Nathan Gillett, his twin brother, Azariah, and their brother-in-law, Consider Holcomb. Captain Hayes Company marched to New Haven and then went by boat to land at Flatbush on Long Island on August 22, 1776 and become part of the 18'th Regiment commanded by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone.

In an 1898 letter from the Adjutant General's Office concerning another soldier in Captain Hayes company, the letter says of Captain Hayes Company that they "contributed to what is sometimes described as the 'panic' at Kip's Bay". On the 15'th of September, Admiral Howe landed a large contingent of British troops on Manhattan at Kips Bay. General Washington was four miles away in Harlem and he rushed to the scene. Washington was infuriated by the "disgraceful and dastardly conduct of the troops" and he was forced to withdraw toward Harlem, barely escaping capture. In hindsight, General Washington should have been aware that these recruits, while generally good marksman, were generally a home guard type force and were more adept at fighting from behind logs and in concealment. Their lack of training in this type of warfare made it difficult to hold ranks and advance on a massive formation of highly trained and experienced British Regulars. As it was, these troops turned in panic and it is estimated that nearly six thousand of the eight thousand Connecticut Militia troops "deserted" and just went home.

Within a few weeks, New York City had fallen to the British and it would remain in British hands for the next seven years. General Washington placed the blame on "too great a dependence on the militia" and demanded better training of short term enlistments. The local militia troops also learned from the experience and their training would make them more effective in future service.

Records for service in American Revolution are sparse and incomplete. Whether Nathan had further service in the Revolution is probable but uncertain. Some of the most telling details of service are contained in pension applications. However, the majority of Revolutionary War veterans were not eligible for pensions until the Pension Act of 1832, nearly fifty years after the war ended. While all of Nathan's brothers had service in the American Revolution, only three lived long enough to apply for pensions. 4


"Starting in 1802, the twins, Nathan and Azariah, begin selling land to their sons. They are getting older and ready to retire. The whole idea is to get rid of all your land before you die and thus have no estate. In 1808, the twins home lot was sold to Eli. Nathan even sold all rights to land willed to his wife in 1811. But that same day, Eli sold his parents house back to his mother. This insures security for Dorcas if Nathan should die in debt (which he did). Again in 1817, in more creative financing, Nathan and Dorcas sold 2 3/4 acres to Truman who sold it back just to Dorcas the same day. Nathan only had personal property and debts when he died. No probate record was found for Azariah." (from a letter by Carol Laun to Norb Bankert).

Children of Dorcas Holcombe and Nathan Gillett

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.
  4. [S409] Unknown compiler, 5 October 2002.
  5. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 138.

Nathan Gillett

b. 26 December 1744, d. 15 May 1825
     Nathan Gillett was also known as Nathan Gillet. He was born on 26 December 1744 at Salmon Brook (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice (?) Nathan Gillett married Dorcas Holcombe, daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes, say 1765.2 Nathan Gillett died on 15 May 1825 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 80.1 He was buried at probably the Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 139.
  2. [S409] Unknown compiler, 5 October 2002.

Ada Holcombe1,2

b. 17 January 1752, d. June 1849
     Ada Holcombe was born on 17 January 1752 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes. Ada Holcombe married Filley Godard, son of John Goddard Jr. and Mary Hillyer. Ada Holcombe died in June 1849 at age 97.4 She was buried at West Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.4

Seaver Spells this child "Ada", McCracken spells it "Adah" but otherwise agree.

DAR record 40087 shows Ada Holcomb (b. 1752) marrying "Tilley Gossard" (1746-1840), of Simsbury, who was a drummer in Capt. Samuel Hay's company, 1776.

Child of Ada Holcombe and Filley Godard

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.
  4. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 96.
  5. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, page 67.

Filley Godard

b. 13 March 1746, d. circa 1840
     Filley Godard was also known as Tille Gozard. Filley Godard was also known as Tille Goddard. Filley Godard was also known as Tilley Godard.1 He was born on 13 March 1746 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of John Goddard Jr. and Mary Hillyer.3 Filley Godard married Ada Holcombe, daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes. Filley Godard died circa 1840.2

Child of Filley Godard and Ada Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 96.
  2. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, page 67.
  3. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, page 59.

Levi Holcombe1,2

b. 27 February 1754
     Levi Holcombe was born on 27 February 1754 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes.

Information on Lois and the descendants of Lois and Levi is from Rick Ingersoll on www.my-ged.com/db/page/inger; ingersoll@ingersoll.net. He cites the following works:

INGERSOLL : The Ingersolls of Hampshire. A genealogical history of the family from their settlement in America, in the line of John Ingersoll of Westfield, Mass., by C.S. Ripley. 107p. 1893.

INGERSOLL. Richard Ingersoll & some of his descendants, by A.W. Greeley. 21p. 1909.

INGERSOLL. A genealogy of the Ingersoll family in America, 1629-1925, by L. D. Avery. 596p. 1926.

Child of Levi Holcombe and Lois Gleason

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.

Lovina Holcombe1,2,3

b. 27 February 1756, d. 20 November 1822
     Lovina Holcombe was born on 27 February 1756 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes. Lovina Holcombe married David Dewey. Lovina Holcombe died on 20 November 1822 at age 66.4

Children of Lovina Holcombe and David Dewey

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.
  5. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 80, item 3811.

David Dewey

b. circa 1751, d. 28 September 1824
     David Dewey was born circa 1751. He married Lovina Holcombe, daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes. David Dewey died on 28 September 1824.1

Children of David Dewey and Lovina Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.
  2. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 80, item 3811.

Ephraim Holcombe II1,2,3,4

b. 24 December 1757
     Perhaps the Ephraim who died June 21,176? BGCC page 141. Ephraim Holcombe II was born on 24 December 1757 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5 He was the son of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 105.1/Item A-8-1-1-3-5.
  4. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 151/Item 81135.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.

Deborah Holcombe1,2

b. 4 September 1762
     Deborah Holcombe was born on 4 September 1762 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.

Asa Holcombe1,2,3

b. 19 June 1764, d. 13 July 1815
     Asa Holcombe was born on 19 June 1764 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was the son of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes. Asa Holcombe married Chloe Dibble, daughter of Abraham Dibble and Phebe Cossitt. Asa Holcombe died on 13 July 1815 at age 51.5 He was buried at Baptist Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.5

Asa was a farmer at Granby and Simsbury. His widow and daughter Chloe are recorded in th 1850 census of Granby, CT living together as a family.

Farewelll my friends
who are alive
Who visit my abode
I wish you all to live in love
And make your peace with GOD.

Children of Asa Holcombe and Chloe Dibble

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 105.1/Item A-8-1-1-3-7.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.
  5. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 26.

Apphia Holcombe1,2

b. 11 March 1766
     Seaver spells it "Appa" on page 48 and "Affia" on page 50; McCracken spells it "Apphia"; all obviouisly the same. Apphia Holcombe was also known as Affia Holcombe. She was born on 11 March 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes. Apphia Holcombe married Carmi Holcombe, son of Amos Holcombe and Mary Dibble, on 24 March 1783 at Turkey Hills, Hartford Co., CT.4

Children of Apphia Holcombe and Carmi Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Pages 48, 50. McCracken does not mention any marriages of the children of Ephraim and Dorcas. Seaver shows that Appa married Cormi Holcombe (Amos, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Thomas).
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.
  4. [S205] Albert Carlos Bates, Records of the Congregational Church in Turkey Hills, now the Town of East Granby, Connecticut, 1776-1858, Page 39.

Deziah Holcombe1,2

b. 6 January 1768
     Seaver spells this child "Derah", McCracken "Deziah"; Seaver show the birth as 6-6-1768, McCracken as 1-6-1768. Deziah Holcombe was born on 6 January 1768 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.

Thankful Holcombe1,2

b. 19 April 1770
     Seaver shows birth as 19 April, McCracken as 13 April. Thankful Holcombe was born on 19 April 1770 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 168.

Amos Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 1 June 1732, d. May 1814
     Amos Holcombe was born on 1 June 1732 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,8,6 He was the son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Amos Holcombe married Mary Dibble, daughter of Abraham Dibble and Dorothy Hayes, in September 1756 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; Seaver gives date at Sept 1856 (8) and spells Mary Dibol (Dibble). Obviously he meant 1756 (8).9 Amos Holcombe was MIGRATION in 1786 at Granby, CT; Benson, Rutland Co., VT, Granby, CT. He was MIGRATION in 1800 at Benson, VT; Isle la Motte, Grand Isle Co., V, Benson, Rutland Co., VT. He died in May 1814 at age 81.

from SEAVER:

Farmer in Simsbury; Rev. War Vet--Capt. Prior's Co., Col., Samuel Canfield's Regt., of Windsor.

He was hired by Daniel Ganies for war service. He moved to Rutland County, VT in 1786, to Grand Isle Coiunty, VT in 1795. SS indicates children Amos and Carmi, while Weir lists all the following children.

Children of Amos Holcombe and Mary Dibble

Citations

  1. [S64] Mark Williams, A Tempest in a Small Town:The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut 1680-1940, Page 119.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69, 151-2.
  3. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.1/Item A-8-1-1-8.
  5. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 50/Item 215.
  6. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 108.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  9. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 175.

Mary Dibble

b. 18 January 1738/39
     Mary Dibble was born on 18 January 1738/39.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Dibble and Dorothy Hayes. Mary Dibble married Amos Holcombe, son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes, in September 1756 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; Seaver gives date at Sept 1856 (8) and spells Mary Dibol (Dibble). Obviously he meant 1756 (8).2

Children of Mary Dibble and Amos Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 175.

Abraham Dibble1,2

     Abraham Dibble was the son of Benjamin Dibble. Abraham Dibble married Dorothy Hayes.

Children of Abraham Dibble and Dorothy Hayes

Citations

  1. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S133] George E. McCracken, "unknown short article title."

Dorothy Hayes

     Dorothy Hayes married Abraham Dibble, son of Benjamin Dibble.

Children of Dorothy Hayes and Abraham Dibble

Amos Holcombe II1,2

b. 14 August 1758, d. before 1762
     Seaver only lists one Amos with no details or descendants. Weir and Bowman lists two Amos children. If there were two, certainly the first died before the second was born. Amos Holcombe II was born on 14 August 1758 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Amos Holcombe and Mary Dibble. Amos Holcombe II died before 1762 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 152/Item 81161.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.1/Item A-8-1-1-8-1.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 181.

Carmi Holcombe1,2,3,4,5

b. 28 August 1760, d. 1836
     Moved to Lsle La Motte, Vt., about 1795. He is recorded as a Freeman there in 1797. He is listed in the Isle LaMotte Census, 1800, with a total family of six.

He was a member of the Co. of Vt. State militia under Caleb Hill. He held numberous Town Offices, Hayward, 1797, Selectman, 1798, Surveyor of Highways, 1803, 1812. He is listed in the 1810 and 1820 census for Isle LaMotte, but not in 1830, but a Justice of the Peace record tells that he was there as late as 1836.

Carmi Holcombe was born on 28 August 1760 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6 He was the son of Amos Holcombe and Mary Dibble. Carmi Holcombe married Apphia Holcombe, daughter of Ephraim Holcombe and Dorcas Hayes, on 24 March 1783 at Turkey Hills, Hartford Co., CT.7 Carmi Holcombe died in 1836 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.

Children of Carmi Holcombe and Apphia Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 50.
  2. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107/Item A-8-1-1-8-2.
  4. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 152/Item 81162.
  5. [S170] Allen L. Startton, Isle La Motte, Page 328.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 181.
  7. [S205] Albert Carlos Bates, Records of the Congregational Church in Turkey Hills, now the Town of East Granby, Connecticut, 1776-1858, Page 39.

William Everett Hardy

     William Everett Hardy also went by the name of Soapy Hardy. He married Gloria Carter, daughter of James Earl Carter Sr. and Bessie Lillian Gordy, on 29 July 1945 at Sumter Co., GA.1

Child of William Everett Hardy and Gloria Carter

Citations

  1. [S824] Sumter County History, online http://sumtercountyhistory.com/marriage/MarrByHusb/…, Marriages, book 24, page 331; viewed 31 October 2017.

Elijah Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. 26 May 1734, d. 1799
     Elijah Holcombe was born on 26 May 1734 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5,6,4 He was the son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Elijah Holcombe married Violet Cornish, daughter of Capt. James Cornish and Amy Butler, on 17 November 1756 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; Simsbury records list wife as Violet Comiske, Cornish in CT Bio.2,7 Elijah Holcombe died on 2 June 1789 at age 55; Bowman lists date 1789 but notes Spear lists 1799.8 He died on 2 June 1799 at dropsy at age 65.9 He died in 1799; Seaver shows this date and McCracken defers to Seaver.

McCracken indicates that Seaver showed Dr. Amasa Holcombe as a son of this Elijah. Actually, Seaver shows Amasa, son of Elijah died young, but Amasa, son of Elijah, son of Elijah was the one of whom Seaver wrote of at great length and McCracken mentions at the beginning of his article. Perhaps Dr. Amasa's papers which are in fact at the Connecticut State Historical and Genealogical Library will clear up these inconsistencies.

Bowman lists a second marriage in 1758 to Sarah Evans, but since this is the family of William Frederick Holcombe, the children were probably all listed correctly to Violet.

Elijah was a cooper by trade. They settled at Gillets Four Corners now Southwick Mass. He enlisted May 7, 1775, as a private in the 3rd Co., 2nd Conn. Regt., Col. Spencer, recruited mainly in Middlesex Co., CT from which he was discharged Dec 17, 1775.

Children of Elijah Holcombe and Violet Cornish

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 54.
  2. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 111.2/Item A-8-1-1-9.
  4. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 108.
  6. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 50.
  8. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  9. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 141.

Violet Cornish1

b. 12 April 1737
     Violet Cornish was born on 12 April 1737 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Capt. James Cornish and Amy Butler. Violet Cornish married Elijah Holcombe, son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes, on 17 November 1756 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; Simsbury records list wife as Violet Comiske, Cornish in CT Bio.3,4

Children of Violet Cornish and Elijah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S120] Joseph E. Cornish, The History and Genealogy of the Cornish Families in America, Page 11/Item 24.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 111.
  3. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 50.

Elizabeth Holcombe1,2,3

b. 9 July 1736, d. 4 March 1812
     Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 9 July 1736 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4,3 She was the daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Elizabeth Holcombe married Lieutenant Moses Dibble, son of Abraham Dibble and Dorothy Hayes. Elizabeth Holcombe died on 4 March 1812 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 75.5

Children of Elizabeth Holcombe and Lieutenant Moses Dibble

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42.
  3. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 108.
  5. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.
  6. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 133.

Lieutenant Moses Dibble1

b. 14 February 1735, d. 27 July 1815
     Lieutenant Moses Dibble was born on 14 February 1735.2 He was the son of Abraham Dibble and Dorothy Hayes. Lieutenant Moses Dibble married Elizabeth Holcombe, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Lieutenant Moses Dibble married Mercy Holcombe, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Lieutenant Moses Dibble died on 27 July 1815 at age 80.2 Seaver and McCracken do not mention the marriage between Mercy and Moses, but McPherson notes that another name given for him is Moses Dibble.

Children of Lieutenant Moses Dibble and Elizabeth Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.
  3. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 133.

Sarah Holcombe1,2,3,4,5

b. 5 September 1738
     Sarah Holcombe was born on 5 September 1738 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6,7,4 She was the daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Sarah Holcombe married Joseph Wilcox;

McCracken does not note this marriage; Bowman does but notes that a Joseph Wilcox married an Elizabeth and had son Joseph, perhaps implying that one or the other could have been this husband.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg 69.
  3. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  4. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 116.1/Item A-8-1-1-11.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 108.
  7. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.

Mercy Holcombe1,2,3,4,5

b. 31 May 1740, d. 29 October 1826
     Mercy Holcombe was born on 31 May 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6,7,4 She was the daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Mercy Holcombe married Obed Holcombe, son of Deacon Azariah Holcombe and Hannah Loomis.8 Mercy Holcombe married Lieutenant Moses Dibble, son of Abraham Dibble and Dorothy Hayes. Mercy Holcombe died on 29 October 1826 at age 86.9

Children of Mercy Holcombe and Obed Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers.
  4. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 116.1/Item A-8-1-1-12.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 108.
  7. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 203.1.
  9. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.

Roger Hayes Holcombe1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 18 October 1742, d. 22 October 1824
     Roger Hayes Holcombe was born on 18 October 1742 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.7,8,6 He was the son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Roger Hayes Holcombe married Mercy Gillett, daughter of Joseph Gillett and Elizabeth Hayes, in 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Roger Hayes Holcombe died on 22 October 1824 at age 82.9 He was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Old Section.9

McCracken notes: Roger was living in Granby in 1790 (2/1/8), and , not adjacent, Roger Jr. (1/0/1). Seaver notes that Roger was a farmer in Simsbury; deacon in Cong. Church many yrs.

McPherson reports that Roger was a corporal in the 18th regiment of New York militia and that he moved with his family in the company of Azariah and Ruth (Hitchcock) Brown and family from Simsbury to Attica, NY "in the Genessee country." However, Carol Laun shows that this is an error.

This Roger lived his entire life in Granby and is buried there along with his son. The Revolutionary War pension is for a different Roger Holcomb who was born in Wallingford.

Children of Roger Hayes Holcombe and Mercy Gillett

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 54.
  2. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pgs 69, 152-3./Item 811a.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 116.1/Item A-8-1-1-13.
  5. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXV:Pg 120/Item 64351; Vol. XC:Pg. 13/Item 89041; Vol. XCIII:Pg. 49/Item 92152.
  6. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 108.
  8. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.
  9. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.

Mercy Gillett

b. 8 February 1745/46, d. 7 October 1826
     Mercy Gillett was born on 8 February 1745/46 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Joseph Gillett and Elizabeth Hayes. Mercy Gillett married Roger Hayes Holcombe, son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes, in 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Mercy Gillett died on 7 October 1826 at Attica, Wyoming Co., NY, at age 80.1

Children of Mercy Gillett and Roger Hayes Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 128.

Joseph Wilcox

     Joseph Wilcox was also known as Joseph Wilcocks. He married Sarah Holcombe, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes;

McCracken does not note this marriage; Bowman does but notes that a Joseph Wilcox married an Elizabeth and had son Joseph, perhaps implying that one or the other could have been this husband.

Ann Holcombe1,2

b. 11 February 1730, d. 13 April 1731
     Ann Holcombe was born on 11 February 1730.3,4 She was the daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Ann Holcombe died on 13 April 1731 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 1. She was born on 11 February 1735.1

McCracken does not mention this child, but does list an unnamed child that died 13 April, 1731. Both Seaver and McPherson include a daughter Ann that may have been this child.

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  2. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  3. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 42.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.2.

Joseph Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. circa 1728, d. 23 June 1813
Joseph Holcombe
c1728-1813
     Joseph Holcombe was born circa 1728.5,6 He was the son of Capt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Thankful Hayes. Joseph Holcombe married Elizabeth Wilcox, daughter of Joseph Willcockson and Elizabeth Holcombe.7 Joseph Holcombe died on 23 June 1813.8,9

McCracken does not mention this child at all. There seems to be some confusion between this Joseph and Joseph Holcombe (Joseph, Benajah, Thomas). Seaver lists many children with extensive detail while Bowman lists only three children. This text will follow the Bowman lines.


Bowman speculates in an e-mail that perhaps these two Josephs are the same (her #s 676 on page 68 and #8115 on page 69). She had questioned #676 to begin with. But notice the two very different death dates.


Both Joseph and Elizabeth are buried in the Granby Center Cemetery.

Children of Joseph Holcombe and Elizabeth Wilcox

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Pages 42, 48-50.
  2. [S64] Mark Williams, A Tempest in a Small Town:The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut 1680-1940, Page 119.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 105.2/Item A-8-1-1-6.
  5. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48/Item 214.
  6. [S162] Kathleen D. Fenton, "Thankful Holcombe."
  7. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 105.2.
  8. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 48.
  9. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 126.