Ellen Oliver

b. circa 1823, d. 16 May 1881
     Ellen Oliver was born circa 1823 at IN.1 She married Ethiel Porter Holcombe, son of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd, on 11 May 1843 at Ripley Co., IN. Ellen Oliver died on 16 May 1881 at Arlington, Columbia Co., WI.

Children of Ellen Oliver and Ethiel Porter Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database.
  2. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Luther Friend Holcombe

b. 4 November 1820, d. 1885
     Luther Friend Holcombe was born on 4 November 1820 at OH.1 He was the son of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd. Luther Friend Holcombe married Hannah Hartley on 27 April 1843 at Ripley Co., IN.1 Luther Friend Holcombe died in 1885 at Dearborn Co., IN.

Luther and Hannah were enumerated in the 1850 Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, federal census, printed page 459. He was a carpenter age 29; Hannah was 31. Children in the household, all born in IN, were Thomas 6, John 5, Mary 3, and Elizabeth 2/12.

Luther and Hannah enumerated in the 1860 Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, federal census on the same page with Rufus and Nancy. He was a carpenter, age 39, born in OH; she was 40, born in PA. The children in the household were all born in IN, and listed only by their initials; T. C. (male), age 16; M. A. (female) 12; J. D. (male), 15; E. R. (female) 10; A. H. (male), 8; H.E. (female), 6; Nancy A. 4; M. A. (female), 2.

Luther and Hannah were enumerated in the 1870 Moores Hill, Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, federal census, page 27. He was a farmer, age 49; she was 53. Children in the household, all born in Indiana, were Lizzie, age 19, teaching, Anthony 17, Evangeline 16, Ann 14, and Amelia 11.

Children of Luther Friend Holcombe and Hannah Hartley

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Huldah Holcombe1

b. 14 July 1826, d. 4 June 1908
     Huldah Holcombe was born on 14 July 1826 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN.2 She was the daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd. Huldah Holcombe married John Oathoudt, son of Isaac Ooathoudt and Harriet Faulkner, on 30 November 1845 at Baptist Church, Sparta, Dearborn Co., IN.2 Huldah Holcombe died on 4 June 1908 at Hayden, Jennings Co., IN, at age 81.

Children of Huldah Holcombe and John Oathoudt

Citations

  1. [S245] Dorothy Riker.
  2. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

John Oathoudt

b. 7 March 1824, d. 22 December 1916
     John Oathoudt was born on 7 March 1824 at Dearborn Co., IN. He was the son of Isaac Ooathoudt and Harriet Faulkner. John Oathoudt married Huldah Holcombe, daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd, on 30 November 1845 at Baptist Church, Sparta, Dearborn Co., IN.1 John Oathoudt died on 22 December 1916 at Hamilton Township, Jackson Co., IN, at age 92.

Children of John Oathoudt and Huldah Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Hannah Holcombe

     Hannah Holcombe was the daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd.

Elizabeth Holcombe

b. 18 October 1828
     Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 18 October 1828.1 She was the daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd. Elizabeth Holcombe married Samuel Wheeler on 3 April 1852 at Dearborn Co., IN.1

Samuel served in the Union Army, Company B, 52nd Indiana Volunteers.

Elizabeth and Samuel were enumerated in the 1870 Moores Hill, Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, federal census, page 32, living next door to Nancy Holcombe. Samuel was a farmer age 46; she was 42. Children in the household, all born in Indiana, were Piercy 16, Wilson 13, Lydia 12, and George 5.

Children of Elizabeth Holcombe and Samuel Wheeler

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Turner Gloyd Holcombe

b. 1 May 1832, d. 1905
     Turner Gloyd Holcombe was born on 1 May 1832 at IN.1,2 He was the son of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd. Turner Gloyd Holcombe married Sarah Lucinda Walker on 2 December 1855.1 Turner Gloyd Holcombe lived at Caldwell Co., MO. He died in 1905.

Turner was a builder, probably well respected. They had the good fortune of settling on land that held some of the richest oil reserves in the U.S. Four of TGH's children became school superintendents. They built a home called "The Rest" that would seat several hundred for dinner, and had large formal gardens.

Turner and Sarah were enumerated in the 1860 Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, federal census, page 20. He was a carpenter age 28, born in IN; she was 23, born in IN. Children in the household were William L., age 4; and M. ?., age 1.

Turner and Sarah were enumerated in the 1870 Moores Hill Post Office, Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, federal census, page 26. He was a farmer age 37, she was 32. Children in the household, all born in IN were Walter 13, Florence 11, Hannibal 8, Morton 5, Blanche 3, and Charles 5.


Turner and Sarah were enumerated in the 1880 Richland, Butler Co., KS, federal census. He was 48, she was 43. Children in the household were Walter L. 23, M. Florence 21, Hannibal T. 18, Morton R. 15, S. Blanche 13, Charles F. 10, John J. A. V. 4, and Robert Ruald 1 month.

Children of Turner Gloyd Holcombe and Sarah Lucinda Walker

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.
  2. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Sarah Lucinda Walker

b. circa 1836
     Sarah Lucinda Walker was born circa 1836 at IN.1 She married Turner Gloyd Holcombe, son of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd, on 2 December 1855.2

Children of Sarah Lucinda Walker and Turner Gloyd Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Nancy Holcombe

b. 14 September 1830
     Nancy Holcombe was born on 14 September 1830.1 She was the daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd.

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Lydia Faulkner Holcombe

b. 27 January 1834
     Lydia Faulkner Holcombe was born on 27 January 1834.1 She was the daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd.

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Mary Lucinda Holcombe

b. 1 May 1837
     Mary Lucinda Holcombe was born on 1 May 1837.1 She was the daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd. Mary Lucinda Holcombe married George Hall on 26 October 1853 at Dearborn Co., IN.1

Children of Mary Lucinda Holcombe and George Hall

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Rufus Philander Holcombe

b. 30 November 1838, d. 1858
     Rufus Philander Holcombe was born on 30 November 1838.1 He was the son of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd. Rufus Philander Holcombe died in 1858 at Dearborn Co., IN.

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Cynthia Narcissa Holcombe

b. 12 December 1840, d. 27 May 1842
     Cynthia Narcissa Holcombe was born on 12 December 1840.1 She was the daughter of Rufus E. Holcombe and Nancy Gloyd. Cynthia Narcissa Holcombe died on 27 May 1842 at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Edwin Perry Holcombe

b. 1848, d. 1850
     Edwin Perry Holcombe was born in 1848. He was the son of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall. Edwin Perry Holcombe died in 1850.

Louis Philander Holcombe

b. 1850, d. 1851
     Louis Philander Holcombe was born in 1850. He was the son of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall. Louis Philander Holcombe died in 1851.

Daniel Wesley Holcombe

b. 11 January 1852, d. 1934
     Daniel Wesley Holcombe was born on 11 January 1852 at Ripley Co., IN. He was the son of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall. Daniel Wesley Holcombe married Mary E. Evans, daughter of John Evans and Nancy Robbins, in May 1873. Daniel Wesley Holcombe died in 1934 at Fayette Co., PA.

Children of Daniel Wesley Holcombe and Mary E. Evans

Mary E. Evans

b. 25 September 1855
     Mary E. Evans was born on 25 September 1855. She was the daughter of John Evans and Nancy Robbins. Mary E. Evans married Daniel Wesley Holcombe, son of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall, in May 1873.

Children of Mary E. Evans and Daniel Wesley Holcombe

Georgia Evangeline Holcombe

b. 1853, d. 1854
     Georgia Evangeline Holcombe was born in 1853. She was the daughter of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall. Georgia Evangeline Holcombe died in 1854.

Emmeline Celestina Holcombe

b. 1855
     Emmeline Celestina Holcombe died at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. She was born in 1855 at IN. She was the daughter of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall.

Eli Benson Holcombe

b. 1859, d. 1925
     Eli Benson Holcombe was born in 1859. He was the son of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall. Eli Benson Holcombe died in 1925.

Perhaps it is this Eli enumerated in the 1900 Douglass Township, Butler Co., KS, federal census, ED 8, page 1A. He was a RR laborer, born Feb 1860 in Indiana. His wife was Luclla, age 29 born in KS. There were two daughters in the household, Lula H. age 6, born in KS, and Gladys age 4, born in OK.

Walter Scott Holcombe

b. 1861, d. 1954
     Walter Scott Holcombe was born in 1861 at IN. He was the son of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall. Walter Scott Holcombe died in 1954.

Ran away from home and became a farmer in Imperial Valley, CA.

Caroline Medora Holcombe

b. 1863, d. 1908
     Caroline Medora Holcombe was born in 1863. She was the daughter of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall. Caroline Medora Holcombe died in 1908.

John and Caroline were cousins.

Benjamin Holcombe

     Benjamin Holcombe was the son of Eli Asa Holcombe and Emmeline Hall.

Emmeline Celestia Holcombe

b. 1879, d. 1957
     Emmeline Celestia Holcombe was buried at Woodbine, KS. She was born in 1879. She was the daughter of George Albert Holcombe and Effie Alice Oldham. Emmeline Celestia Holcombe married Joseph B. Timm. Emmeline Celestia Holcombe died in 1957.

Child of Emmeline Celestia Holcombe and Joseph B. Timm

Joseph B. Timm

b. 1883, d. 1928
     Joseph B. Timm was born in 1883. He married Emmeline Celestia Holcombe, daughter of George Albert Holcombe and Effie Alice Oldham. Joseph B. Timm died in 1928. He was buried at Woodbine, KS.

Child of Joseph B. Timm and Emmeline Celestia Holcombe

Walter Leroy Holcombe

b. 1892, d. 1892
     Walter Leroy Holcombe was buried at Belmont, KS. He died in 1892. He was born in 1892. He was the son of George Albert Holcombe and Effie Alice Oldham.

John Ross Holcombe

b. 16 December 1988
     John Ross Holcombe was born on 16 December 1988 at Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA. He was the son of Brian Ross Holcombe and Jane Ellen McGrath.

Samuel Frederic Holcombe1

b. 15 December 1855, d. 29 July 1932
Samuel and Lizzie (Dewey) Holcombe
children Tudor and Laura
January 1901
     Samuel Frederic Holcombe was born on 15 December 1855. He was the son of Nahum Holcombe Jr. and Orpha L. Holcombe. Samuel Frederic Holcombe married Lizzie Laura Dewey, daughter of Henry Jackson Dewey and Laura Searles, on 6 May 1880 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Samuel Frederic Holcombe died on 29 July 1932 at age 76.2

McPherson lists Samuel as a son of Sabra, Nahum's first wife, while Carol Laun of the Salmon Brook Historical Society lists him as a child of Nahum's second wife, Orpha. Carol provides the death date of Sabra as 1849.


Samuel was listed in Greer's Hartford City Directory as a State Representative from Granby.


Samuel was listed in the 1900 census of Granby, CT, page 8A, line 44, age 44, as a farmer. Lissie was listed as 39, Tudor 13, and Laura 12.
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Samuel was listed in the 1920 census of Granby, CT, page 4A, line 43, age 64, as a farmer. Lizzie was listed as 59, Tudor 32, and Laura 31.

Samuel was enumerated in the 1930 West Granby Village, Granby Town, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, page 13B. He was a dairy farmer, age 74; Lizzie was 69. Tudor 43 and Laura 42 were also in the household.

Children of Samuel Frederic Holcombe and Lizzie Laura Dewey

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 91.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 13.

Lizzie Laura Dewey

b. 22 June 1860, d. 11 June 1943
     Lizzie Laura Dewey was born on 22 June 1860.1 She was the daughter of Henry Jackson Dewey and Laura Searles. Lizzie Laura Dewey married Samuel Frederic Holcombe, son of Nahum Holcombe Jr. and Orpha L. Holcombe, on 6 May 1880 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Lizzie Laura Dewey died on 11 June 1943 at age 82.1

Children of Lizzie Laura Dewey and Samuel Frederic Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 13.

Tudor Frederic Holcombe1,2

b. 7 June 1886, d. 10 February 1978
Tudor Frederic Holcombe
1886 - 1978
     Tudor Frederic Holcombe was born on 7 June 1886 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Samuel Frederic Holcombe and Lizzie Laura Dewey. Tudor Frederic Holcombe died on 10 February 1978 at Avon, Hartford Co., CT, at age 91.

In 1940 named Connecticut's Farmer of the Year for his long history of experimentation and innovation in both tobacco and dairy farming. he had served in the state legislature, and on the first town zoning and finance commissions, and had regularly opened his huge barn loft to church suppers, dances and political fund-raisers. He and Laura had financed a new town hall, firehouse, and cemetery upkeep, and they had given large sums to the University of Hartford and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Today, their farm is known as the Holcomb Farm and is the property of the Town of Granby. In 1990, the farm was placed on the state register of historic places, and in 1992, it was the centerpiece of the West Granby Historic District which was placed then on the National Register of Historic Districts.

Tudor was enumerated in the 1940 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 53. Also in the household ws his mother Lizzie 80, and sister Laura E. 51.

Citations

  1. [S164] Carol Laun, Holcombe Collection, Pages 98-105.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 13.
  3. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.

Laura Emma Holcombe1

b. 1888, d. 18 March 1980
     Laura Emma Holcombe was born in 1888 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Samuel Frederic Holcombe and Lizzie Laura Dewey. Laura Emma Holcombe died on 18 March 1980 at Avon, Hartford Co., CT.

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 13.

Nahum Worthington Holcombe1

b. 1831, d. 6 April 1859
     Nahum Worthington Holcombe was born in 1831.2 He was the son of Nahum Holcombe Jr. and Sabra Holcombe. Nahum Worthington Holcombe married Flora Ann Holcombe, daughter of Harmon H. Holcombe and Sophronia Avery, on 22 August 1854 at New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT. Nahum Worthington Holcombe died on 6 April 1859 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was buried at West Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

After their marriage, Flora and N. Worthington intended to live in West Granby. He died as a consequence of being run over by a cart; no children.

Citations

  1. [S75] Holcombe. Seth P., Phineas Holcomb, Page 21.
  2. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 116.

Phinehas Holcombe1,2,3,4,5

b. 17 March 1759, d. 7 February 1833
     Phinehas Holcombe was also known as Phineas Holcombe. He was born on 17 March 1759 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.6,7 He was the son of Reuben Holcombe and Susanna Hayes. Phinehas Holcombe married Elizabeth Gibbs Moore, daughter of Jonah Moore and Mary Ridout, on 26 April 1781 at Congregational Church, Turkey Hi.6 Phinehas Holcombe left a will on 18 April 1829 at New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT. He died on 7 February 1833 at West Hill, New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 73.

McPherson gives a different birth date, 15 April 1759.

Phinehas was placed on the pension roll, 1832, for service as private in Capt. Matthew Smith's company, Connecticut militia, General Waterbury's brigade.

from Seth P. Holcombe

"The New Hartford Branch of the Holcombe family commenced when Phinehas Holcomb moved from his home, which was adjacent to his father's in West Granby, going to the top of West Hill in New Hartford.

"We can find Phinehas there by virtue of the deed filed on the New Hartford Land Records in Volume 7 at page 86, dated December 22, 1797, which transfers from Simeon Merrill to Phinehas Holcomb the property. . . . . The consideration was $1,833.33.

"It is interesting to note that though this piece is the first land possession in New Hartford by Phinehas, he caused himself to be described then as "of New Hartford." Perhaps he boarded with someone in the town or even was a tenant on the premises before he made the purchase.

"The location of the property is at the top of West Hill, where "Overledge" now stands. Let it be noted here that the name "Overledge" was first used by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Holcombe after they acquired the premises from Cousin Worthington Eugene Holcomb. Then in 1913 John M. Holcombe built "Overledge" upon the foundation of the dwelling purchased by Phinehas n 1797.

"No matter from what direction, to get to Phinehas's house, a steep hill presents itself. In those days with transportation only by horse or oxen, one wonders why he chose a home at the top of the hill. I asked Cousin Howell D. Holcomb, 'Why located at the top of the hill instead of farming in the rich river valley of the Farmington River which contained less stones with which to contend?' He replied that the late spring and early fall frosts will only touch the valleys; moreover the stones hold the heat making the soil warm for promoting growth of the crops so necessary for both humans and animals. Mark C. Williams of West Granby, who lives near the original Holcomb property, confirms this thought, as his own orchard blossoms have been frost-bitten when most other places have escaped.

"Let us look at Phinehas in 1797, when he acquired these beautiful New Hartford premises. He was 38 years old; he had been married for 16 years; he and his wife shared parenthood of six children; three more would arrive. He had been living in West Granby where his father, Reuben, had given him 35 acres; in addition, on his own he had acquired 20 acres from Lemuel Kilborn.

"To locate today the exact premises (now in West Granby) on which Phinehas and his father, Reuben, lived presents more of a problem than just reading the boundaries in Volume 13, page 257 of the Simsbury Land Records."

Seth had some title studies done for him by Mark C. Williams who wrote in "Reuben Holcomb's Lands, March 9, 1987:

"This lot, although altered in shape somewhat over the years, is essentially the core of Broad Hill Farm, which remained in the hands of the same family until Reuben’s great-great-grandson Tudor Holcomb gave the farm to the University of Connecticut a few years ago. In fact, many of the old stone fences that marked the old lots laid out perpendicular to the town's western border (at WNW angle) are still in place and aided in this research."


Seth included the complete text of Phinehas' will, noting that the will and signature were in the same handwriting. In the will Phinehas mentions "son Harmon", "son Phinehas", and "son Schuyler", noting that Phinehas and Schuyler were then deceased.

Seth also cites Connecticut Men in the Revolution, Simsbury Vital Records, and the New Hartford Town Records.




Children of Phinehas Holcombe and Elizabeth Gibbs Moore

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 154/Item 81254.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 86/Item 244.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 123.2/Item A-8-1-2-6-4.
  4. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LV:Pg. 72/Item 54176; Vol LXXIX:Pg. 146/Item 78391.
  5. [S75] Holcombe. Seth P., Phineas Holcomb.
  6. [S75] Holcombe. Seth P., Phineas Holcomb, Page 1/Item 1.
  7. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 53.

Reuben Holcombe II1

b. 10 January 1751, d. 18 October 1824
Reuben Holcombe (1751-1824)
Courtesy of Dee Doiron
     Reuben Holcombe II witnessed the adoption of Delia Jane Dwight. Reuben Holcombe II was born on 10 January 1751 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Reuben Holcombe and Susanna Hayes. Reuben Holcombe II was graduated in 1774 at Yale, New Haven, CT. He married Jane Strong, daughter of Rev. Joseph Strong and Jane Gelston, in 1779. Reuben Holcombe II witnessed the adoption of Deacon Augustine Holcombe. Reuben Holcombe II married Abigail Adams on 4 June 1823.3 Reuben Holcombe II died on 18 October 1824 at Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, at age 73.

from Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904

He was graduated at Yale, A.B., 1774; A.M., 1778, and studied divinity under the Rev. Dr. Joseph Strong, of Simsbury, Conn., whose daughter Jane he married. He was ordained, June 15, 1779, and was pastor of the First Congregational church in the West Parish of Lancaster (now Sterling) Mass., 1779-1814. With the Rev. Dr. Aaron Bancroft and six others, he founded the "Worcester Association," which compiled the Worcester catechism. He owned the best farm in Worcester county, raised hemp, cultivated the silk-worm, and his wife wove silk from the cocoons. He received from the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture a silver tankard valued at £13 sterling, for an essay on "the Best Method of Raising Wheat" (1790). He opposed war with Great Britain in 1812, and published two sermons on the subject. He educated over a score of young men for the ministry, prepared many for college, and advocated the higher education of women. He adopted Capt. Augustine Holcombe, son of his brother Nahum, and working together they were pioneers in improved methods of agriculture and horticulture in Massachusetts.


McPherson, page 123.1 gives his birth date as 11 Feb 1752.

Child of Reuben Holcombe II and Jane Strong

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 123.1/Item A-8-1-2-6-1.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 53.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I, page 356.

Seth Holcombe1,2

b. 31 December 1756, d. 28 July 1810
     Seth Holcombe was born on 31 December 1756 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Reuben Holcombe and Susanna Hayes. Seth Holcombe married Polly Gillett, daughter of Frederick Gillett, in 1775. Seth Holcombe died on 28 July 1810 at Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY, at age 53.4 He was buried at Woolhouse/Hunn Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY.

McPherson indicates he was born in Granby, but the birth was recorded in the Simsbury Records. 5

There are conflicts with Seth's birth date. The Simsbury vital records lists 31 December 1756; the Annis Holcombe Tracy album lists 3 January 1755; the Woolhouse/Hunn Cemetery in town of Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY, lists 3 January 1755, but says he was born in Granby, MA.      

The gravestone should say Granby, CT and Seth was born 31 Dec 1756 (SVR). When his widow applied for a Rev. War pension, she said he died 29 July 1810. Polly did not receive a pension, even though Seth did serve in the Revolutionary War. She was 20 years younger than Seth, married him after the war and knew nothing about his war service. If they had been living in Granby, Seth’s brothers or fellow soldiers could have testified about his service, but Polly had no proof and her claim was denied.6

Seth enlisted as a private, June 5, 1775 in Capt M. Henry's Co., Col. D. Brewer's Regt; served as private in Capt. Samuel Hayes' Co., Col. Johathan Pettibone's 18th NY Regt. of militia, arriving NY Aug 26. discharged there Sept 25, 1776; became early settler and Indian trader Canandiagua, where he is recorded with his family in the 1790 census.

Children of Seth Holcombe and Polly Gillett

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 123.1/Item A-8-1-2-6-3.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LIII:Pg 381/Item 52820; Vol. LXXII:Pgs. 169, 170/Items 71470, 71471; Vol. CX:Pg. 178/Item 109571.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 53.
  4. [S417] Letter, Carol Laun to James Holcombe, December 2002.
  5. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury.
  6. [S747] Carol Laun, "David Holcombe," e-mail to James Holcombe, 16 January 2012.

Increase Holcombe1,2

b. 31 January 1761, d. 4 December 1836
     Increase Holcombe was born on 31 January 1761 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Reuben Holcombe and Susanna Hayes. Increase Holcombe married Mary Reed, daughter of Martin Reed and Mary Moore, on 2 June 1789.4 Increase Holcombe died on 4 December 1836 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 75.4 He was buried at West Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.5

Increase served as a private in the American Revolution for which a US pension for him is recorded in Hartford Co., CT. He is listed as the Patriot for DAR member 7043.

Carol Laun has him born 10 Jan 1761, but acknowledges using Seaver instead of SVR.

Children of Increase Holcombe and Mary Reed

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 125.1/Item A-8-1-2-6-5.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. VIII:Pg. 15/Item 7043.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 54.
  4. [S414] Hon. Horace L. Moore, Andrew Moore, Page 75.
  5. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 114.

Roswell Holcombe

b. 26 October 1766
     Roswell Holcombe was born on 26 October 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Reuben Holcombe and Susanna Hayes.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 54.