Isaac Phelps1

b. 26 January 1691/92, d. 13 October 1758
     Isaac Phelps was born on 26 January 1691/92 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1,2 He was the son of Isaac Phelps and Mary Mosley.1 Isaac Phelps was baptized on 29 January 1691/92 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.2 He married Sarah Barber, daughter of Samuel Barber and Ruth Drake, on 5 October 1729 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.3 Isaac Phelps married Johannah Addams on 8 May 1755 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.2 Isaac Phelps died on 13 October 1758 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA, at age 66.2

Nancy J. Pennington in the April 2009 New England Historical and Genealogical Register presented detailed evidence that there were three Isaac Phelps' at the same time that were combined and confused by Servin and Phelps. The three Isaacs are presented here and following using the information she presented.

Children of Isaac Phelps and Sarah Barber

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, vol. 2, page 1276, item 57.
  2. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."
  3. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, vol. 2, page 1297, item 57.

Sarah Barber1,2

b. 28 August 1698, d. 4 January 1741/42
     Sarah Barber was also known as Sarah Barbour. She was born on 28 August 1698 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Barber and Ruth Drake.2 Sarah Barber married Stephen Palmer on 17 October 1717 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 Sarah Barber married Isaac Phelps, son of Isaac Phelps and Mary Mosley, on 5 October 1729 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 Sarah Barber died on 4 January 1741/42 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA, at age 43.1,2 She was buried at Old Westfield Cemetery, Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.2

Children of Sarah Barber and Isaac Phelps

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, vol. 2, page 1297, item 57.
  2. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."

Mariah Holcombe1

b. 8 November 1722, d. 12 December 1776
     The Phelps Genealogy names her "Martha", with an earlier Martha b, 1710 who died young. Mariah Holcombe was also known as Martha Holcombe. She was born on 8 November 1722 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Corporal Samuel Holcombe and Martha Phelps. Mariah Holcombe married William Phelps, son of William Phelps and Hannah Hayden, on 4 June 1739. Mariah Holcombe died on 12 December 1776 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 54.

Child of Mariah Holcombe and William Phelps

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 67/Item 668.

William Phelps1

b. 13 January 1698/99, d. 23 September 1775
     From Phelps

"He is referred to in History of Great Barrington, Mass., as 2nd William of Windsor, Ct., as owning a lot in Great Barrington in early settlement, but does not appear to have lived there. He owned a six acre lot opposite Joel Baldwin's, and this property appears to have gone into this family." William Phelps was born on 13 January 1698/99 at Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of William Phelps and Hannah Hayden. William Phelps married Mariah Holcombe, daughter of Corporal Samuel Holcombe and Martha Phelps, on 4 June 1739. William Phelps died on 23 September 1775 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 76.

Child of William Phelps and Mariah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, Vol. I:Pg. 118/Item 88.

Mary Winchell

b. 8 February 1685
     Mary Winchell was born on 8 February 1685.1 She married Joseph Holcombe, son of Sgt. Benajah Holcombe and Sarah Eno, on 11 November 1714.1

Children of Mary Winchell and Joseph Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 95.2.

Joseph Holcombe1

b. 1724, d. 1764
     Joseph Holcombe died young.2 He was born on 5 August 1715.2 He was born in 1724.3 He was the son of Joseph Holcombe and Mary Winchell. Joseph Holcombe died in 1764.4

McCracken and Seaver differ considerably. McCracken asserts that this son Joseph married and had 3 children while Seaver shows that he died young. Bowman quoting Simsbury records and Phelps indicates Joseph married. Also there is some confusion with the children of Joseph (Capt Nathaniel, Lieut Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Thomas) and where there is confusion, this text will follow Bowman.

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.

Children of Joseph Holcombe and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 68-9.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 10.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 68.
  4. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 68,.

Rosanna Holcombe

b. 9 October 1752
     Rosanna Holcombe was born on 9 October 1752 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Holcombe and Elizabeth (?)

There is some confusion with this Rosanna and the Rosanna, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Wilcox(son).

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 164.

Elizabeth Holcombe1

b. 8 July 1755
     Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 8 July 1755 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Holcombe and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 164.

Joseph Holcombe1

b. 14 February 1758
     Joseph Holcombe was born on 14 February 1758 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Joseph Holcombe and Elizabeth (?) Bowman questions a possible marriage to Olive Marshall in 1787.

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 69.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 164.

Mary Holcombe

b. 2 February 1717/18
     Mary Holcombe was born on 2 February 1717/18 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Holcombe and Mary Winchell.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 95.2.

David Holcombe

b. 7 January 1723/24, d. 21 April 1724
     David Holcombe was born on 7 January 1723/24 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Joseph Holcombe and Mary Winchell. David Holcombe died on 21 April 1724.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 95.2.

Lt. Martin Holcombe1,2,3,4,5

b. 21 November 1725, d. 8 November 1798
     Lt. Martin Holcombe was born on 21 November 1725 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Joseph Holcombe and Mary Winchell. Lt. Martin Holcombe married Christian Winchell in 1752. Lt. Martin Holcombe left a will on 22 March 1793 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He died on 8 November 1798 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 72. He was buried at Old Poquonock Burying Ground, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

McCracken: His wife is alleged to have been Christian Winchell, and this may be correct, but neither Stiles nor the Winchell Genealogy found her. Martin was in the 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of the Continental Line during the Revolution.

DAR records 26783, 45389, and 70381 show Elizabeth Eno as wife. DAR records 5015 and 14471cite Martin as the Patriot, but do not cite a wife.

Children of Lt. Martin Holcombe and Christian Winchell

Citations

  1. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 10.
  3. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, 2:395, as quoted by McCracken.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 98.1/Item A-6-7-5.
  5. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. VI:Pg. 6/Item 5015; Vol. XV:Pg. 176/Item 14471; Vol. XLVI:Pg. 160/Item 45389; Vol. LXXI:Pg. 138/Item 70381.

Christian Winchell

b. 1 August 1733, d. 1815
     Christian Winchell was born on 1 August 1733. She married Lt. Martin Holcombe, son of Joseph Holcombe and Mary Winchell, in 1752. Christian Winchell died in 1815.

Children of Christian Winchell and Lt. Martin Holcombe

Elizabeth Holcombe1

b. 9 May 1722
     Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 9 May 1722 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Holcombe and Mary Winchell. Elizabeth Holcombe married Elisha Phelps, son of William Phelps and (?) Moore, circa 1742.3 Elizabeth Holcombe died at East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3

McCracken doesn't mention this child.


The Phelps Genealogy lists Elizabeth's birth as 9 November 1723. 4

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 10.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 95.2.
  3. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, Page 237.
  4. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family.

Tryphena Young

b. 3 May 1759
     Tryphena Young was born on 3 May 1759 at Hebron, Tolland Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Eliphalet Young and Margaret (?)1 Tryphena Young married Noah Holcombe, son of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis, on 1 February 1785.2,3 Tryphena Young was buried on 5 November 1826 at West Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; no stone.1

Children of Tryphena Young and Noah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 118.
  2. [S140] LLD Elias Loomis Loomis Female Branches, Page 517/Item 7.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.2.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.2, 222.1.
  5. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 116.

Jerusha Holcombe

b. 21 June 1773
     Jerusha Holcombe was born on 21 June 1773 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Noah Holcombe and Jerusha Buttolph.

Joseph and Jerusha probably lived in NY, possibly Jefferson Co. The family was one of the first to settle in LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH. Curtis Hastings, Joseph A. Graves, and Noah Holcombe, were three of the first ten families to arrive in the township. 2

Child of Jerusha Holcombe and Joseph A. Graves

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 244.
  2. [S499] Jerusha Holcombe, online http://www.gravesfa.org/gen017.htm

Noah Holcombe II

b. 14 October 1774, d. 1853
     Noah Holcombe II was born on 14 October 1774 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Noah Holcombe and Sarah (?) Noah Holcombe II married Eunice (?) Noah Holcombe II died in 1853. He was buried at Knowles Cemetery, LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH.

McCracken speculated that he was perhaps married when of Canaan, at New Hartford, 26 Jan 1794, Elizabeth Cadwell. Not he of Litchfield Co., 1790 (3/3/5).


Noah was enumerated in the 1800 Bristol, Addison Co., VT, federal census with family: males 1 under 16, 1 16-26; females 1 under 10 and 1 16-26.


Noah Jr. was enumerated in the 1810 Bristol, Addison Co., VT, federal census with family of: males 1 26-44, 1 10-15, and 4 under 10; females 1 26-44.


Noah Jr. served in the War of 1812 in Sumner's Vt. militia Regt. 2


In the spring of 1826 Noah and the Disbro, Graves, Merriam, Pelton, Johnson, Hastings, Rounds, Robbins, Townsend, and Rockwood families arrived in the LaGrange Township; it was a Yankee Exodus into the Western Reserve territory! In the first election Noah was elected Trustee. At one point Noah tried to grow mulberry bushes and silk worms, the the silk worms died and the business folded.

Noah was enumerated in the 1850 LaGrange Twp., Lorain Co., OH, federal census. He was 70 and listed as the head of the household with his son Noah III, enumerated as Noah Jr. McPherson takes the fact that there were a number of Holcombes enumerated in LaGrange Twp. indicates that they were all brothers, sons of Noah (b. 1774). Also in the household were Emily 29, Rufus 12, Jane 10, Ellen 8, Melville 6, Charles 4, and Winfield 2.


in the Knowles Cemetery, LaGrange, Lorain Co., Ohio, are the following burials:

HOLCOMB
Noah, 1818-1877
Emily, wife Noah, 1820-1901
Ellen, dau Noah, 1841-1851
HOLCOMB
Noah, July 28, 1853, 73y
Eunice, wife d Sept 26, 1845 (or 46), 60y
Levila, dau Noah, d Dec 13, 1845, 24y 9m 11d
Grizella, wife S. C. HOYLE, d Dec 15, 1844, 37y
HOLCOMB
Egbert, Sept 28, 1840-Mar 11, 1903, CW, Co B. let O. V. L. A.
Margaret, wife, Sept 17, 1845-Mar 8, 1899
Bert, July 17, 1879-July 3, 1910
Reid, son B&B, d Sept 23, 1905
HOLCOMB
Asahel, d Mar 13, 1867, 55y 4m 13d
Fanny HASTINGS, wife, d Mar 1, 1855 (or 53) 41y
Maria HUNTER, wife, d Aug 28, 1861, 36y 5m 26d
Wesley, son A&M, d Aug 28, 1861, 2y 7m
A., d Mar 1, 1853, 11y


It is possible that the Laomi listed by McPherson as the son of Noah Holcombe II is actually Laomi Holcombe Jr. his nephew.

Children of Noah Holcombe II and Eunice (?)

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 244.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 213.1.

Daniel Holcombe1,2

b. 1736, d. 1770
     Seaver and Bowman differ here. Bowman shows two Daniels here, one that Died Young, the other that married Sarah Holcombe. They lived on Hatchet Hill. Daniel was a member of the Second School Society in Granby from 1796-1855. (How could he have done anything during those dates? He died either in 1770 or 1829 depending on who you believe; son Daniel III died in 1829! Either this is a typo on Bowman's part or a succession of Daniel's were members.) Daniel Holcombe was born in 1736 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Daniel Holcombe and Hesther Buell. Daniel Holcombe married Sarah Holcombe, daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Sarah Loomis, in 1756. Daniel Holcombe died in 1770.

Children of Daniel Holcombe and Sarah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 115.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 32.2/Item A-4-2-2-1.

Daniel Holcombe1,2

b. 18 January 1771, d. June 1829
     Daniel Holcombe was born on 18 January 1771 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3,4 He was the son of Daniel Holcombe and Sarah Holcombe. Daniel Holcombe was baptized on 14 August 1774. He married Hepzibah Griswold, daughter of Phineas Griswold II and Vashti Bates, in 1798.4 Daniel Holcombe died in June 1829 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 58.4 Baptized by Roger Viets.

McCracken disputes six of Daniel and Hepzibah's children, only acknowledging Gaylord G. Holcomb. He cites the birth dates from 1728 to 1813. If you discount the child Daniel born in 1728 as an error, then the remaining 5 have plausable birthdates.

Children of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. II:Pg. 46/Item 42221.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 33.1/Item A-4-2-2-1-1.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 254.
  4. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 346.

Hepzibah Griswold

b. 11 October 1778, d. 11 July 1814
     Hepzibah Griswold was born on 11 October 1778 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Phineas Griswold II and Vashti Bates.2 Hepzibah Griswold married Daniel Holcombe, son of Daniel Holcombe and Sarah Holcombe, in 1798.1 Hepzibah Griswold died on 11 July 1814 at age 35. Seaver shows her death as Feb 11, 1814.

Children of Hepzibah Griswold and Daniel Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 346.
  2. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 72.

Daniel Holcombe

b. 3 March 1798, d. 2 January 1883
     The birth date of this child is reported by Seaver to be 3-3-1728, before his parents were born. See notes for father Daniel. Daniel Holcombe was born on 3 March 1798 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold. Daniel Holcombe died on 2 January 1883 at age 84.2

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 85.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 85.

Gaylord G. Holcombe

b. 3 March 1799, d. 4 July 1844
     McCracken reports that he drowned at age 50. Gaylord G. Holcombe was born on 3 March 1799 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold. Gaylord G. Holcombe died on 4 July 1844 at age 45.

Edmund Holcombe

b. 22 November 1802, d. 20 December 1874
Edmund Holcombe
1802-1874
     Edmund Holcombe was born on 22 November 1802 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold. Edmund Holcombe married Elizah Minerva Hayes, daughter of Daniel Hayes IV and Deziah Hillyer, on 2 September 1835. Edmund Holcombe married Emily H. Eggleston, daughter of Nathaniel Eggleston and Emily Hillyer, on 29 September 1863.1 Edmund Holcombe died on 20 December 1874 at age 72.2

Edmund was a lawyer.

Edmune and Eliza were enumerated in th3 1850 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, census with Daniel, age 14.

Edmund and Eliza were enumerated in the 1860 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, census with Daniel.

Edmund and Emily were enumerated in the 1870 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, census with Carrie and Alfred. They also had a housekeeper, Jennette (--?--) in the household.

Emily was enumerated in the 1880 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, census with Carrie and Alfred. Emily's brother, Horatio, and sister-in-law, Caroline were living with her, as well as a boarder, Grove Pease.

Child of Edmund Holcombe and Elizah Minerva Hayes

Children of Edmund Holcombe and Emily H. Eggleston

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 346.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 110.

Daniel F. Holcombe

b. 1836, d. 6 November 1860
     Connected with Trinity College. Daniel F. Holcombe was born in 1836. He was the son of Edmund Holcombe and Elizah Minerva Hayes. Daniel F. Holcombe died on 6 November 1860.1

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 110.

Emily H. Eggleston

b. circa 1831, d. 21 July 1914
     Emily H. Eggleston was born circa 1831.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Eggleston and Emily Hillyer. Emily H. Eggleston married Edmund Holcombe, son of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold, on 29 September 1863.2 Emily H. Eggleston died on 21 July 1914 at Plantsville, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Emily was enumerated in the 1880 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. She was a widow, age 48. Children in the household were Carrie 15, and Alfred 12. Emily's brother, Horatio Eggleston and his wife Caroline were also in the household.

Emily was recorded in the 1900 Granby census, page 3A, line 35, widowed, living with her brother, Horatio Eggleston.

From the Courant 23 Jul 1914:

Mrs. Emily H. Holcomb, widow of Edward Holcomb of Granby, died at the home of her nieces, Misses Louise and Julia Noble, on Grove street, Plantsville, Tuesday evening. She leaves a son, Alfred E. Holcomb of New York.

Prayers will be said at the home of the nieces this afternoon at 12:30 o'clock, with Rev. Mr. Lockhart of the Plantsville Baptist Church officiating. The body will be taken on the 1 o'clock train to Granby, where funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Caroline Eggleston. The burial will be in the Granby Cemetery.

Children of Emily H. Eggleston and Edmund Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  2. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 346.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 110.

Nathaniel Eggleston

b. 10 February 1790, d. 12 November 1839
     Nathaniel Eggleston was born on 10 February 1790 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Samuel Eggleston and Dorcas Loomis. Nathaniel Eggleston married Emily Hillyer, daughter of Theodore Hillyer and Lodammi Humphrey, on 1 May 1821 at First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 Nathaniel Eggleston died on 12 November 1839 at age 49.

Children of Nathaniel Eggleston and Emily Hillyer

Citations

  1. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 132.

Emily Hillyer

b. 27 December 1796, d. 27 December 1874
     Emily Hillyer was born on 27 December 1796.1 She was the daughter of Theodore Hillyer and Lodammi Humphrey.1 Emily Hillyer married Nathaniel Eggleston, son of Samuel Eggleston and Dorcas Loomis, on 1 May 1821 at First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 Emily Hillyer died on 27 December 1874 at age 78.1

Children of Emily Hillyer and Nathaniel Eggleston

Citations

  1. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 132.

Caroline Edith Holcombe

b. 1 August 1864, d. 3 October 1911
Caroline E. Holcombe
1864-1911
     Caroline Edith Holcombe was born on 1 August 1864. She was the daughter of Edmund Holcombe and Emily H. Eggleston. Caroline Edith Holcombe married Frederick Chester Case, son of Chester Case and Rhoda Ruic, on 22 February 1900 at Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT.1,2,3 Caroline Edith Holcombe died on 3 October 1911 at age 47.4

Child of Caroline Edith Holcombe and Frederick Chester Case

Citations

  1. [S418] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case 2nd Edition, Page 110, Item 286.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  3. [S588] Certificate, Caroline Edith Holcombe and FredericK C. Case marriage of 22 February 1900.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 110.

Alfred Edmund Holcombe

b. 5 August 1867, d. 13 September 1956
Alfred Edmund Holcombe
1867-1956
courtesy of the Salmon Brook Historical Society
     Alfred Edmund Holcombe was born on 5 August 1867 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Edmund Holcombe and Emily H. Eggleston. Alfred Edmund Holcombe married Mabel Metcalf. Alfred Edmund Holcombe died on 13 September 1956 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 89.1

Alfred was president of the National Tax Association. He also served as assistant secretary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company where he worked from 1892 to 1934.



He was a resident of New Rochelle, NY. He graduated from Suffield Academy, Williams College in 1889, and New York Law School. He had been associated with the Tax Association for more than 25 years during which time he was elected secretary-treasurer, vice-president and president. He also edited the Tax Association bulletin. At the time of his death, he had no immediate survivors.

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 110.

Maria Holcombe1

b. 13 November 1804, d. 29 April 1874
     Maria Holcombe was born on 13 November 1804. She was the daughter of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold. Maria Holcombe married Amassa Holcombe II, son of Elijah Holcombe and Lucy Holcombe, in 1861. Maria Holcombe died on 29 April 1874 at age 69.

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 347.

Emeline Holcombe

b. 23 June 1806, d. 23 September 1891
     Emeline Holcombe was born on 23 June 1806 at CT.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold. Emeline Holcombe married Charles Holcombe, son of Elihu E. Holcombe and Electa Hillyer, on 29 April 1829 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Emeline Holcombe died on 23 September 1891 at age 85.3

Children of Emeline Holcombe and Charles Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.
  2. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 148.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 85.

Charles Holcombe1

b. 1805, d. 1886
     Charles Holcombe was born in 1805 at CT.2,3 He was the son of Elihu E. Holcombe and Electa Hillyer.4 Charles Holcombe married Emeline Holcombe, daughter of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold, on 29 April 1829 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5 Charles Holcombe died in 1886.2

Charles and Emeline were enumerated in the 1850 Granby, Hartford Co., CT census. Ellen was 13, Sarah 10. Also in the household was Anson Atos, a farmer, age 65.

Charles and Emeline were enumerated in the 1860 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, census. Ellen and Sarah were in the household.

Children of Charles Holcombe and Emeline Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. II:Pg. 133/Item 834434.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 85.
  3. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.
  4. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 147.
  5. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 148.

Esther Holcombe

b. 5 September 1810
     Esther Holcombe was born on 5 September 1810 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold.

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 347.

Oliver Holcombe

b. 19 May 1813
     Moved to Ky. Oliver Holcombe was born on 19 May 1813 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Daniel Holcombe and Hepzibah Griswold.

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, Page 347.

Ester Holcombe

b. 11 May 1740, d. 19 October 1741
     Ester Holcombe was born on 11 May 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Holcombe and Hesther Buell. Ester Holcombe died on 19 October 1741 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 104.

Abigail Bacon

b. 1693
     Abigail Bacon married Gillett Adams, son of Samuel Adams and Deborah Bartlett Gillet. Abigail Bacon was born in 1693. She was the daughter of Thomas Bacon and Abigail Maskill.

Child of Abigail Bacon and Gillett Adams

Thomas Bacon

     Thomas Bacon was the son of Nathaniel Bacon.

Child of Thomas Bacon and Abigail Maskill

Nathaniel Bacon

Child of Nathaniel Bacon

Zephaniah Holcombe1,2,3

b. 1750, d. 16 March 1822
     Zephaniah Holcombe was born in 1750 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Return Holcombe and Jerusha Adams. Zephaniah Holcombe married Tryphenia Niles in 1772 at Columbia Co., NY. Zephaniah Holcombe married Mehitable Wetmore, daughter of Reuben Wetmore and Hannah Foster, on 2 June 1779. Zephaniah Holcombe died on 16 March 1822 at Otsego Co., NY.

McCracken (page 74) speculates that Zephaniah was perhaps a contemporary rather than a child. Per Seaver, moved to Columbia Co., NY with parents.

Served seven years in the Revolutionary War under Captain Abner Hawley and Colonel Robert Van Rensselaer, 8th Regt. from Albany County, New York, being Assistant Paymaster at the end of the war; Service Source: Roberts, New York in the Revolution, pp. 111,113; O’Callaghan, Documents Related to The Colonial History of the State of New York, New York in the Revolution, Vol. 15, p. 396.

Children of Zephaniah Holcombe and Tryphenia Niles

Children of Zephaniah Holcombe and Mehitable Wetmore

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 118.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 35.1/Item A-4-2-10-5.
  3. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXIII:Pg. 120/Item 72338; Vol. CV:Pf. 118/Item 104352.

Jerusha Holcombe1,2

b. 3 April 1734
     Seaver does not mention this child, McCracken lists 2 children of Return and notes there were probably others.

Additional information on the descendants of Jerusha is from Bill Savoree, zosoil@aol.com, from http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com. Jerusha Holcombe was born on 3 April 1734 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Return Holcombe and Jerusha Adams. Jerusha Holcombe married Joshua Culver.

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 12-13.
  2. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 119.

Stephen Holcombe

b. 23 September 1736
     Stephen Holcombe was born on 23 September 1736 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Return Holcombe and Jerusha Adams.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 119.

General Samuel Robert Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. 28 February 1777, d. 24 January 1867
General Samuel Robert Holcombe
1777 - 1868
courtesy of the Ohio Valley Publishing Company
     General Samuel Robert Holcombe was born on 28 February 1777 at Spencertown, Columbia Co., NY. He was the son of Zephaniah Holcombe and Tryphenia Niles. General Samuel Robert Holcombe married Sarah Ewing, daughter of Capt. John Ewing and Ann Smith, on 16 January 1802 at Greenbrier Co., VA. General Samuel Robert Holcombe died on 24 January 1867 at Vinton, Gallia Co., OH, at age 89.

Samuel R. HOLCOMB obituary, Gallipolis, Ohio, Gallipolis Journal, 28 February, 1867:

GENERAL SAMUEL R. HOLCOMB Departed this life January 24th, 1867, in the 90th year of his age.
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As a Tribute of Respect to the memory of Gen. S. R. HOLCOMB, this Memoir is written. He located in Gallia county, and State of Ohio, in the year 1805, --and his first appearance in public life was, as Capt.' Of a military company organized under the military laws of Ohio. Although military officers in a time of profound peace, commanded no very great respect; notwithstanding, his dignified appearance and manly deportment with the requisite military pride, --attracted the attention of the community, who witnessed the display, and one and all united in saying that he merited a higher command --and would, at no distant day rise to the first honors in the military department of Ohio; and it was but two seasons subsequently, until he was honored with the command of the whole body of the militia of Gallia county, with the rank of Colonel.

While holding that command, the war with Great Britain, of 1812-'15, was inaugurate, --Col. HOLCOMB received orders to hold himself and staff, in readiness to take the field at a minute's warning. This notice was received with much satisfaction, as he desired to take an active part in repelling the invasion of Ohio by the combined forces of the British and Indians, on the northwestern portion of the State. But officers having precedence by dates of commissions were first called, by which, Col. HOLCOMB was deprived of his cherished aspirations.

So great his thirst for battle scenes, that, on the call of Governor MEIGS, in August, 1813, for volunteers to repel a threatened invasion of Ohio, Col. HOLCOMB, with other volunteers to the number of 10,000 marched to Gov. MEIGS' head-quarters at Upper Sandusky, where they were organized and ready to march to any point when ordered. In that organization, Col. HOLCOMB was appointed an aid-de-camp to Brigadier Gen. E. W. TUPPER, where he continued in service until the disbandment of the whole body of volunteers.

So prompt and energetic was he in all things, that on the contingency of a vacancy in the field, of Brigadier General in the 3d division of Ohio, Col. HOLCOMB was promoted to fill the vacancy, and it is due to him to say, that no field officer has since discharged the duties of that office with more satisfaction to officers and privates. He was, at all times, prompt in keeping up a well-organized militia.

As he was vigilant in the discharge of all trusts confided to him, the Commissioners of Gallia county appointed him collector of the revenue of the county. The system of collecting revenue was not then as at the present day --that taxpayers were compelled to hunt the collector, but the collector was compelled to hunt the taxpayer. About the same time, he was elected Sheriff of Gallia county, --the labor of which, with that of collector, was more than he could well accomplish --so that he was compelled to postpone collections of revenue; notwithstanding, his annual settlements were made, honestly and squarely, --all deficiencies were made up of his other means. In the meantime, an omission to collect, operated greatly to his disadvantage, as many of those who owed revenue had gone to parts unknown, while small amounts would not justify, the expense of collection; and when he surrendered the trust of collector he found that his assets and profits much less than he had anticipated. The office Sheriff required him to travel over a large space of country, for such fees as would hardly defray expenses, so that when he had given up both offices and retired to his home, he found himself delinquent --which required the use of much of his private means to discharge all his liabilities. Consequently, his latter days were not spent in independence and ease, as he desired; although, he had, from the resources of quite an extensive farm, a sufficiency to keep him from want.

The office of collector he held as long as he desired to hold it, and the office of Sheriff some twelve years, and in all his settlements, never was he found delinquent, not even to a dollar. --He was proverbially honest and faithful in all his public transaction, Indeed, so great was public confidence in him, that when he was solicited to become a candidate for the Legislature, he was elected without opposition, or if any, but little. While a member, he was placed on committees requiring much legal research, and acquaintance with general and local matters, to enable the members to acquit themselves with any degree of credit. But, on all such occasions, he discharged his duty to the entire satisfaction of the Legislature.

While yet in early life, he became instrumental in the organization of a Masonic Lodge, in Gallipolis, and no one was more prompt in carrying out the great principles of that institution. --Unity, brotherly love, and benevolence, seemed to be the attributes of his heart --and he lived to see masonry In Gallia county, grow and flourish like "a green Bay tree."

And to say, that Gen. Samuel R. HOLCOMB was one of the most useful and distinguished officers of his county, is but to speak of him, as he was --in truth, he was one of nature's noblemen.

He possessed the rudiments of a good English education, which he had cultivated to considerable extent. He had attended the higher free schools of New England; and had he been classically educated, he would have shown with brilliancy in the halls of legislation, where nature designed him; or if he could have been prepared in early life for the camp and the field, he would have ___ the pinnacle of ___, and his name would have been paralleled with the abler Generals of America. But he is gone, and long will the name of Gen. Samuel R. HOLCOMB be remembered by the ___ of Gallia county, O. L.N.


Samuel R. HOLCOMB death notice, Gallipolis, Ohio, Gallipolis Journal, 7 February, 1867. HOLCOMB - At Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio, on the night of the 24th of January, 1867, Gen'l Samuel R. HOLCOMB, in the ninetieth year of his age. Gen'l HOLCOMB was born in Columbia county, N.Y. on the 28th of February, 1777, -came to Gallipolis, Ohio, on the first day of January, 1800, where he remained until the 16th of January, 1802, when he was married to Sarah EWING by the late Col. Robert SAFFORD, then a Justice of the peace; and on the fifth of April, 1805, he, with his wife and two children moved and settled themselves for life on the lands upon which the (now) Town of Vinton stands, then a rude and unbroken wilderness. Being a man of great physical power and energy, he set about clearing away the forest, and, with his own hands planted, sowed and reaped, and gathered into barns, and with the aid of a frugal and industrious wife, acquired all the necessaries and comforts of life, suited for himself and family; meantime, he became conspicous among his neighbors and throughout his county, for his mental qualities and upright deportment - just to his Government and faithful to his county.

He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Frequently chosen to the office of Sheriff and Representative to the State Legislature. Finally, in all conditions of life he so demeaned himself as to challenge admiration and imitation.


His will was found in will book #1, page 379, Court house in Gallia Co.
Ohio.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF GEN. SAMUEL R. HOLCOMB

     I Samuel R. Holcomb of Huntington township in the county of Gallia and State of Ohio - being in health of body and (as I think) of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding. Considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of
the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say

First of all I commit my sole into the hands of Almighty God that gives it, and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors here after to be named

And first of all I will order and direct, that so much of my personal property as is necessary for the payment of my Just debts and funeral expenses be taken by my executors and disposed of for that purpose. And all the residue and remainder of my personal property I will order and direct to be taken by my executors and either sold or divided among my Daughters, to wit, Ann S. Holcomb wife of Abner J. Holcomb. Laura Mcmillin wife of Edward T. Mcmillin. Taphina Mathews wife of Charles W. Mathews. And Calphrnia Macomber wife of Linza A. Macomber, in their own right-to be equally divided among them to share and share alike I give and bequeath to my youngest daughter Calphrnia Macomber my family Bible containing my family records-(The devises of my real estate will be found on the next page of this sheet) - (Sam'l R. Holcomb)

Item- I give and devise unto my eldest son Anselm T. Holcomb the plantation now in his possession and occupancy, known by the name of the old place, supposed to contain about eighty acres be the same more or less, situated in Huntington township Gallia County Ohio being part of the southwest quarter of section no. 24 Township no. 7 in range 16- including any and all town lots in the town of Vinton that has not been sold and conveyed away- and in fine, all the land owned by me in my own right that is situated in any part of the above named section 24 to him the said Anselm T. Holcomb his heirs and assigns in fee simple- on this express condition that he the said Anselm T. Holcomb or his legal representative pay or cause to be paid unto my grandson Samuel R. Holcomb son of Stephen Holcomb deceased one hundred dollars at the settlement of my estate, should the said Samuel not be living at that time, then to his legal representatives- should the said Anselm T. Holcomb fail to pay, or cause to be paid the said sum of one hundred dollars so as afore said devis to said Samuel my grand-son, then in that case I will order, and direct that my executors sell so much of the lands, so as afore said devised to said Anselm T. Holcomb as will enable them to pay the said sum to my grand-son afore said.

Item - I give and devise to my son John E. Holcomb the north east quarter of the northwest quarter of section # 26 in township # 7 of range # 16 containing, about forty acres of land more or less- I also give an devise unto him the said John E. Holcomb forty acres of land being a part of the northwest quarter of section # 23 in township # 7 of range # 16 being the same conveyed to me by Andrew Ewing and wife by deed bearing date the 6th day of October 1823, all situated in Huntington township Gallia County Ohio- to him the said John E. Holcomb his heirs and assigns in fee simple-

Item- I give and devise unto my son Edward T. Holcomb the plantation on which I now live being the southwest quarter of section # 23 in township # 7 of range # 16 situated in Huntington township Gallia County Ohio containing about 160 acres of land be the same more or less, together with the appointenances to the same belonging to him the said Edward T. Holcomb his heirs and assigns in fee simple on this express condition, that he the said Edward T. Holcomb or his legal representatives pay or cause to be paid unto my grand-son Joel B. Holcomb son of Stephen Holcomb deceased the sum of one hundred dollars at the settlement of my estate, should the said Joel not be living at that time then to his legal representatives, and also pay or cause to be paid to my grand daughter Sarah Holcomb now infant daughter of John E. Holcomb the sum of fifty dollars, when she shall arrive at the age of sixteen years, or day of her marriage which shall first happen and should the said Edward T. Holcomb fail to pay or cause to be paid the said sum of one hundred dollars so as afore said devised to the said Joel B. Holcomb, and also said fifty dollars so as afore said devised or bequeathed to Sarah or their legal representatives, then in that case I will order and direct that my executors sell so much of the lands so as afore said devised to said Edward T. Holcomb as will enable them to pay the said sums to my said grandson and daughter afore said-

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my three sons Anselm T. Holcomb John E. Holcomb and Edward T. Holcomb to be executors of this my last will and testament on the express condition, to wit, that they nor either of them take or receive any pay or compensation for their services

One line missing here but not on original

wills by me made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament- In testimony where of I Samuel R. Holcomb have to my will set my hand and seal and signed my name at the bottom of each page thereof-this the third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and fifty seven-Sam R. Holcomb *seal*

signed-sealed published and
declaried by Samuel R. Holcomb
the above named titator to be
his last will and testament in
presence of us, who at his
request have subscribed our
names as witnesses ---


William Symmes
Phineas Mathews.

Children of General Samuel Robert Holcombe and Sarah Ewing

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 13.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Page 118/Item 42753.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 38.2/Item A-4-2-10-5-3.
  4. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. CV:Pg. 118/Item 104352.