James Stillman Rockefeller

b. 8 June 1902, d. 10 August 2004
     James Stillman Rockefeller was born on 8 June 1902 at New York City, NY. He was the son of William Goodsell Rockefeller and Sarah Elizabeth Stillman. James Stillman Rockefeller married Nancy Campbell Sherlock Carnegie, daughter of Andrew Carnegie II and Bertha Sherlock. James Stillman Rockefeller died on 10 August 2004 at Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT, at age 102.

At the time of his death he was the oldest-known U.S. Olympic medal winner as well as the former head of the bank that grew into Citigroup , Rockefeller was the captain of Yale University's eight-man rowing team at the 1924 Paris Olympics. The team cruised ahead of the Canadians by less than 16 seconds, winning the gold medal. Another member of the crew was Dr. Benjamin Spock, renowned pediatrician and author.The oars from the winning race and the gold medal were prominently displayed in Rockefeller's house, grandson Stillman Rockefeller said. "I think he was really proud of that, probably more than the bank career," he opined. Stillman Rockefeller attributed his grandpere's long life to a regimented lifestyle: breakfast at 8 A.M., lunch at 1 P.M., a rye with water at 6 P.M. and dinner promptly at 7 P.M. He liked plain food and plenty of fresh vegetables, including those grown in the garden of his estate. Ever the Olympian, the elder Rockefeller was in good health until shortly before he died: He drove his car up until last year and would review documents from the various charities and businesses he helped lead, his grandson said.

Nancy Campbell Sherlock Carnegie

d. 1994
     Nancy Campbell Sherlock Carnegie was the daughter of Andrew Carnegie II and Bertha Sherlock. Nancy Campbell Sherlock Carnegie married James Stillman Rockefeller, son of William Goodsell Rockefeller and Sarah Elizabeth Stillman. Nancy Campbell Sherlock Carnegie died in 1994.

Andrew Carnegie II

b. 1 June 1870, d. 8 July 1947
     Andrew Carnegie II was born on 1 June 1870. He married Bertha Sherlock. Andrew Carnegie II died on 8 July 1947 at age 77.

Child of Andrew Carnegie II and Bertha Sherlock

Bertha Sherlock

     Bertha Sherlock married Andrew Carnegie II.

Child of Bertha Sherlock and Andrew Carnegie II

Olive Holcombe1

b. circa March 1870
     Olive Holcombe was born circa March 1870 at MA.1 She was the daughter of Charles A. Holcombe and Martha A. Wilder.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Minnie W. Holcombe1

b. circa 1871
     Minnie W. Holcombe was born circa 1871 at MA.1 He was the son of Charles A. Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Freddie Holcombe1

b. circa 1873
     Freddie Holcombe was born circa 1873.1 He was the son of Charles A. Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

George Holcombe1

b. October 1857
     George Holcombe was born in October 1857 at MA.1 He was the son of MA Holcombe.1 George Holcombe married Sarah E. (?) before 1885.1

One possibility is that George may be the son of Charles Holcombe, a blacksmith of Belchertown, MA.


George and Sarah were enumerated in the 1900 New Britain, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was turner in a lock shop, age 42, she was 35. Children in the household were Charles F. 14, Lilly M. 13, Myrtle L. 10, Violet M. 8, George R. 5, and Aaron R. 2. George and Sarah were enumerated again in New Britain in the 1910 federal census. He was a machinist in a hardware factory, age 53, she was 45. Also in the household were son Charles F. 24, daughter-in-law Thekla 24, daughter Myrtle 20, daughter Violet 17, son Russell 15, son Harold 12, and son Raymond 7.

Children of George Holcombe and Sarah E. (?)

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Sarah E. (?)1

b. October 1864
     Sarah E. (?) was born in October 1864 at England.1 She married George Holcombe, son of MA Holcombe, before 1885.1

Children of Sarah E. (?) and George Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Charles F. Holcombe1

b. August 1885
     Charles F. Holcombe was born in August 1885 at CT.1 He was the son of George Holcombe and Sarah E. (?).1 Charles F. Holcombe married Thekla (?) before 1910.2 Charles and Thekla were enumerated in the 1930 New Britain, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a factory foreman age 44, she was 43. Children in the household were Althea 17, Virginia 16, Richard 14, and Steward 13. Charles and Thekla were enumerated in the 1940 New Britain, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a machinist in a hardware factory, age 55, she was 54. Children in the household were Althea 28, Stewart 23, and Richard 24.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S363] 1910 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Lilly M. Holcombe1

b. September 1886
     Lilly M. Holcombe was born in September 1886 at CT.1 She was the daughter of George Holcombe and Sarah E. (?).1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Myrtle L. Holcombe1

b. February 1890
     Myrtle L. Holcombe was born in February 1890 at CT.1 She was the daughter of George Holcombe and Sarah E. (?).1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Violet M. Holcombe1

b. May 1892
     Violet M. Holcombe was born in May 1892 at CT.1 She was the daughter of George Holcombe and Sarah E. (?).1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

George Russell Holcombe1

b. 27 February 1895
     George Russell Holcombe was born on 27 February 1895 at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 He was the son of George Holcombe and Sarah E. (?).1 George Russell Holcombe married Christine (?).2

George registered for the WWII draft while living at 66 Vine St., New Britain, Hartford Co., CT. He worked at the American Hardware Corporation, Russell and Erwin Division, and listed Christine as his closest relative.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S596] Ancestry.com.

Aaron R. Holcombe1

b. April 1898
     Aaron R. Holcombe was born in April 1898 at CT.1 He was the son of George Holcombe and Sarah E. (?).1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Henry C. Holcombe1

b. December 1856
     Henry C. Holcombe was born in December 1856 at CT.1 He was the son of CT Holcombe.1 Henry C. Holcombe married Gertrude (?) circa 1881.1

Child of Henry C. Holcombe and Gertrude (?)

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Gertrude (?)1

b. March 1860
     Gertrude (?) was born in March 1860 at CT.1 She married Henry C. Holcombe, son of CT Holcombe, circa 1881.1

Child of Gertrude (?) and Henry C. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Caroline (?)1

b. April 1825
     Caroline (?) was born in April 1825 at CT.1 She married Jeremy Hoadley Holcombe, son of Lemuel Cicero Holcombe and Julia Griswold.1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Possible Common Ancestor Sherwood

Children of Possible Common Ancestor Sherwood

Thomas Sherwood of Stratford

d. by 1 Jan 1657/8
     Thomas Sherwood of Stratford was the son of Possible Common Ancestor Sherwood. Thomas Sherwood of Stratford married Sarah Seabrook, daughter of Robert Seabrook, by 1642.1 Thomas Sherwood of Stratford left a will on 4 June 1657. He died by 1 Jan 1657/8. His estate was inventoried on 4 June 1658.

Citations

  1. [S536] Donald Lines Jacobus, "TAG 27:3 Sherwood."

George Williams Patterson1

b. 18 June 1930, d. 12 April 2003
     George Williams Patterson was born on 18 June 1930 at Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ.1,2 He married Martha May Munsil, daughter of Lee Elverton Munsil and Evelyn Martha Shaw, on 21 December 1952 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.1 George Williams Patterson died on 12 April 2003 at Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 72.1,2

Citations

  1. [S534] Bil Munsil, "Evelyn Martha Shaw," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 19 Aug 2004.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 527-34-8493.

Sarah Seabrook

     Sarah Seabrook was the daughter of Robert Seabrook. Sarah Seabrook married Thomas Sherwood of Stratford, son of Possible Common Ancestor Sherwood, by 1642.1

Citations

  1. [S536] Donald Lines Jacobus, "TAG 27:3 Sherwood."

Robert Seabrook

Child of Robert Seabrook

Thomas Sherwood Jr.

b. 1624
     Thomas Sherwood Jr. was born in 1624 at England. He was the son of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?). Thomas Sherwood Jr. married Sarah Wheeler circa 1646.

Sarah Wheeler

d. by 1659
     Sarah Wheeler married Thomas Sherwood Jr., son of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?), circa 1646. Sarah Wheeler died by 1659.1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 549.

Hannah Sherwood1

b. circa 1620
     Hannah Sherwood was born circa 1620 at England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.

Tomasin Sherwood1

      Tomasin Sherwood was also known as Tamsen Sherwood. She was born at England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.

Margaret Sherwood1

     Margaret Sherwood was born at England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.

Sarah Sherwood1

     Sarah Sherwood was born at England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.

Rose Sherwood1

b. circa 1622
     Rose Sherwood was born circa 1622 at England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.

Rebecca Sherwood1

b. circa 1625
     Rebecca Sherwood was born circa 1625 at England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Alice (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.

Matthew Sherwood1

b. circa 1644
     Matthew Sherwood was born circa 1644 at Stamford, CT.2 He was the son of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Mary (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.
  2. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 551.

Abigail Sherwood1

d. 1692
     Abigail Sherwood was the daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Mary (?).1 Abigail Sherwood died in 1692.2

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.
  2. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 549.

Isaac Sherwood1

     Isaac Sherwood was the son of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield and Mary (?).1

Citations

  1. [S535] Donald Lines Jacobus Families of Old Fairfield, Page 548.

Cornelia D. Fish1

b. 1837, d. 9 November 1897
Photo from USGenWeb
     Cornelia D. Fish was born in 1837; GS.1 She married Albert Holcombe, son of Albern Holcombe and Elizabeth Thomas, in 1855; no children.1 Cornelia D. Fish died on 9 November 1897; GS.1 She was buried at Bear Valley Cemetery, Buena Vista, Richland Co., WI.

Citations

  1. [S537] Letter, Renny MacKay to James H. Holcombe, 17 August 2004.

Albert Holcombe1

b. January 1862
     Albert Holcombe was born in January 1862 at NY.1,2,3 He was the son of Irving H. Holcombe and Sarah Mary Hull.1 Albert Holcombe married Annie Smith in June 1892.1

Albert was enumerated in the 1900 Fremont, Sullivan Co., NY, federal census. He was a manufacturer, age 38; he was a widower, and no children were enumerated in the household. His parents were enumerated nearby.

Albert and Elizabeth were enumerated in the 1920 Fremont, Sullivan Co., NY, federal census. He was a merchant, age 58, she was 62. There were no children in the household.

Child of Albert Holcombe and Annie Smith

Citations

  1. [S537] Letter, Renny MacKay to James H. Holcombe, 17 August 2004.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Fanny Holcombe1

b. August 1864
     Fanny Holcombe was born in August 1864 at NY.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Irving H. Holcombe and Sarah Mary Hull.1 Fanny Holcombe married Frank Burnham circa 1886.1,3

Frank and Fannie were enumerated in the 1920 Hancock, Delaware Co., NY, federal census. He was a dairy farmer, age 60(?), she was 55. Children in the household were Francis 24, Helen 19, and Irving 17.

Children of Fanny Holcombe and Frank Burnham

Citations

  1. [S537] Letter, Renny MacKay to James H. Holcombe, 17 August 2004.
  2. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  4. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Annie Smith1

     Annie Smith married Albert Holcombe, son of Irving H. Holcombe and Sarah Mary Hull, in June 1892.1 Annie Smith died; on her 25th birthday.

Child of Annie Smith and Albert Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S537] Letter, Renny MacKay to James H. Holcombe, 17 August 2004.

Grace Fish Holcombe1

b. circa 1901
     Grace Fish Holcombe was born circa 1901 at Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.1,2 She was the daughter of Hamilton Reynolds Holcombe and Anna McCall.1

Citations

  1. [S537] Letter, Renny MacKay to James H. Holcombe, 17 August 2004.
  2. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Sarah Louise Holcombe1

b. 8 July 1904, d. 27 November 1982
     Sarah Louise Holcombe was born on 8 July 1904 at Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Hamilton Reynolds Holcombe and Anna McCall.1 Sarah Louise Holcombe died on 27 November 1982 at Winchester, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 78.3,4

Citations

  1. [S537] Letter, Renny MacKay to James H. Holcombe, 17 August 2004.
  2. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S630] Eva Luitweiler, "Hamilton R. Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 13 Jun 2007.
  4. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 024-36-5911.