Stephen Palmer

b. 20 January 1685 or 1686
     Stephen Palmer was born on 20 January 1685 or 1686. He was the son of Timothy Palmer and Hannah Buell.

John Ellsworth

     John Ellsworth married Lucia Bower.

Child of John Ellsworth and Lucia Bower

Lucia Bower

     Lucia Bower married John Ellsworth.

Child of Lucia Bower and John Ellsworth

Lt. John Bissell1

d. 1688
     Lt. John Bissell was born at England. He was the son of Capt. John Bissell and Mary Drake. Lt. John Bissell married Isabel Mason on 17 June 1658 at Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT. Lt. John Bissell died in 1688 at Military Service, NY.

Children of Lt. John Bissell and Isabel Mason

Citations

  1. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 1/Item 2-2.

Thomas Bissell1,2

d. 31 July 1689
     Thomas Bissell was born at England. He was the son of Capt. John Bissell and Mary Drake. Thomas Bissell married Abigail Moore, daughter of Deacon John Moore, on 11 October 1655 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Thomas Bissell died on 31 July 1689 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Thomas Bissell and Abigail Moore

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 77-78.
  2. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 2/Item 2-3.

Mary Bissell1

     Mary Bissell was born at England. She was the daughter of Capt. John Bissell and Mary Drake. Mary Bissell married Jacob Drake, son of John Drake and Elizabeth Rogers, on 12 April 1649 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Citations

  1. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 1/item 2-1.

Jacob Drake

d. September 1689
     Jacob Drake was the son of John Drake and Elizabeth Rogers. Jacob Drake married Mary Bissell, daughter of Capt. John Bissell and Mary Drake, on 12 April 1649 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Jacob Drake died in September 1689.

Nathaniel Bissell1,2

b. 24 September 1640, d. 12 March 1713/14
     Nathaniel Bissell was born on 24 September 1640 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Capt. John Bissell and Mary Drake. Nathaniel Bissell married Mindwell Moore, daughter of Deacon John Moore and Abigail Phinney, on 25 September 1662 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3 Nathaniel Bissell married Dorothy Fitch, daughter of Rev. James Fitch and Abigail Whitfield, on 4 July 1683 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Nathaniel Bissell died on 12 March 1713/14 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 73.

Children of Nathaniel Bissell and Mindwell Moore

Children of Nathaniel Bissell and Dorothy Fitch

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 78.
  2. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 3/Item 2-6.
  3. [S695] Edwin Stanley Welles, Welles, page 9.

Joyce Bissell1

     Joyce Bissell was the daughter of Capt. John Bissell and Mary Drake. Joyce Bissell married Samuel Pinney, son of Humphrey Pinney and Mary Hull, on 17 November 1665 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2

Children of Joyce Bissell and Samuel Pinney

Citations

  1. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 3/Item 2-5.
  2. [S695] Edwin Stanley Welles, Welles, page 11.

Samuel Pinney1

d. after 1681
     Moved to Simsbury 1667-9; left there after the burning of the town by Indians, 1676; was afterwards employed in surveying Ellington, where he settled. The Hon. Judge Benjuamin Pinney of Ellington, in a latter dated 24 May 1850, says: "We can show you the homestead where Samuel Pinney built his log-house; and I feel proud in saying that the land bought by him from the Indians is now in the hands of my son William, and two half brothers nelson and Andrew Pinney, and it has never been in other hands than the Pinneys. It is the only tract of land in this town which has nover been conveyed by deed from the family descendants. Of this tract no deed can be found but the Indian title to Samjuel Pinney." Samuel Pinney was born at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA. He was the son of Humphrey Pinney and Mary Hull. Samuel Pinney married Joyce Bissell, daughter of Capt. John Bissell and Mary Drake, on 17 November 1665 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 Samuel Pinney died after 1681 at Ellerton, CT.

Children of Samuel Pinney and Joyce Bissell

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 610.
  2. [S695] Edwin Stanley Welles, Welles, page 11.

Richard Porter

b. 24 March 1658, d. 1739
     Richard Porter was born on 24 March 1658. He was the son of Daniel Porter and Mary (?) Richard Porter married Ruth Holcombe, daughter of Joshua Holcombe and Ruth Sherwood, circa 1685/86.1 Richard Porter died in 1739 at Alexandria, LA.

Richard was given 40 acres of land, part of a farm lying in Wallingford and abutting Farmington, by his father "bonesetter" Daniel Porter.

There was a Richard Porter, son of Arthur, in County Somerset during the reign of Henry VIII. Somerset county is where Bowman believes Thomas Holcombe lived just prior to his emigration to America.

Ruth and Richard had the following children 1, 2, and 3 listed in "The Connecticut Nutmegger", Sept 1992/218, Child # 4 is from IGI index.

Children of Richard Porter and Ruth Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S420] Carol Laun, "Ruth Holcombe."

Dr. Daniel Porter

b. 1653, d. 1727
     Dr. Daniel Porter was born in 1653. He married Deborah Holcombe, daughter of Joshua Holcombe and Ruth Sherwood, before 1699. Dr. Daniel Porter died in 1727.

Children of Dr. Daniel Porter and Deborah Holcombe

Elizabeth Gibbs Moore

b. 1763, d. 15 September 1826
     Elizabeth Gibbs Moore was born in 1763. She was the daughter of Jonah Moore and Mary Ridout. Elizabeth Gibbs Moore married Phinehas Holcombe, son of Reuben Holcombe and Susanna Hayes, on 26 April 1781 at Congregational Church, Turkey Hi.1 Elizabeth Gibbs Moore died on 15 September 1826 at West Hill, New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT. She was buried at Town Hill Cemetery, New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT.

Children of Elizabeth Gibbs Moore and Phinehas Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S75] Holcombe. Seth P., Phineas Holcomb, Page 1/Item 1.

Phinehas Holcombe Jr.1,2

b. 5 July 1783, d. 30 October 1814
     Phinehas Holcombe Jr. was born on 5 July 1783 at Salmon Brook Society, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Phinehas Holcombe and Elizabeth Gibbs Moore. Phinehas Holcombe Jr. married Nancy Smith Huggins, daughter of James Huggins and Nancy Smith, on 21 October 1805 at Village of North Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Phinehas Holcombe Jr. died on 30 October 1814 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 31; fever.3 He was buried at West Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT; Lot no. 22.3

from Seth P. Holcombe

"The family of Phinehas, Jr. lived almost at the top of West Hill on the opposite side of the road from his father. The dwelling was built by Phinehas, Jr. in 1809-10. It was subsequently owned by a Mr. Rowley, then by John Roberts of Litchfield, who was the father-in-law of Friend Holcomb. Then Friend's son Hubert occupied the dwelling. Phinehas, Jr. must have been a farmer, either on his own or working with his father. Phinehas, Jr. died suddenly in West Granby of the "fever" , as recorded in the sexton's book of burials. unfortunately we know nothing more about him."

Children of Phinehas Holcombe Jr. and Nancy Smith Huggins

Citations

  1. [S75] Holcombe. Seth P., Phineas Holcomb, Page 2/Item 2.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 123.2/Item A-8-1-2-6-4-1.
  3. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 116.

Hannah Crofut

b. 1741, d. 1 July 1825
     Hannah Crofut was born in 1741 at Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT. She married Eli Holcombe, son of Lt. David Holcombe and Mehitable Buttolph, on 10 March 1764 at Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT.1 Hannah Crofut died on 1 July 1825 at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA.2 She was buried at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA.

Children of Hannah Crofut and Eli Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 137.1.
  2. [S200] Unknown name of person unknown record type, Ulster Cemetery, unknown repository address.

Eli Holcombe

b. 1766, d. 1791
     Eli Holcombe was born in 1766 at CT. He was the son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut.1 Eli Holcombe died in 1791.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 137.1.

Selah Holcombe1

b. 4 September 1767, d. 4 August 1842
     Selah Holcombe was born on 4 September 1767 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut. Selah Holcombe married Sarah Wilcox in November 1790 at Congregational Church, Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT. Selah Holcombe died on 4 August 1842 at Litchfield, Herkimer Co., NY, at age 74. Seelah moved from Granby in 1791 to Litchfield Twp., Herkimer Co., NY whre he was appointed Agust 27, 1798 ensign in the county's militia; promoted to Lt, apr. 18, 1800; appointed Capt. March 27, 1809; resigned as Capt. March 2, 1814; became a wealthy farmer.

Children of Selah Holcombe and Sarah Wilcox

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 137.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-2.

Truman H. Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. 10 August 1769, d. 24 December 1848
     Truman H. Holcombe was born on 10 August 1769 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.5 He was the son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut.5 Truman H. Holcombe married Seba Bannen in 1793.6 Truman H. Holcombe married Lydia Ladd, daughter of Ephraim Ladd and Lois Chapman, on 1 January 1811 at Albany Twp., Bradford Co., PA; Information online from Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Volume 1, by Clement F. Heverly. Truman H. Holcombe died on 24 December 1848 at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA, at age 79.7 He was buried at Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Bradford Co., PA.8

Information from Wade G. Holcombe.


Truman and Seba settled first at LeRoy; after a residence of a few years there, they moved to Ulster and settled permanently upon a portion of the farm of his father, the Eli Holcomb homestead.


The Pioneer and Patriot Families book seems to indicate that they were married in 1812 without giving a specific date.
[CR:]
In 1800, Truman Holcomb, a brother to Hugh and Sterling, came from Ulster and moved into a house on the A. G. Kelley farm, occupied by William Cole and Joel Bodwell, and Isaac Wooster located on the same farm farther north. Truman Holcomb took up a farm close by and remained on it twelve years, then returned to Ulster. He was the father of sixteen children, eight by his first wife and eight by his second. His son Eli, who is now eight-four years of age, still lives in the township a little to the south of the village, where he settled in 1819. He has a family of thirteen children, nearly all of whom are the heads of families. He has succeeded well as a cooper, hunter, miller, and farmer.

Truman was enumerated in the 1840 Ulster, Bradford Co., PA, federal census. Other family members were enumerated nearby. There were two very young girls in the household.

Children of Truman H. Holcombe and Seba Bannen

Children of Truman H. Holcombe and Lydia Ladd

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 80/Item 240.
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 156/Item 812b5.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 138.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-3.
  4. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. CXVII/Item 116835.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 137.1.
  6. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 138.1.
  7. [S200] Unknown name of person unknown record type, Ulster Cemetery, unknown repository address.
  8. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial ID 120013597.

Hannah Holcombe

b. 3 April 1771, d. 29 January 1850
     Hannah Holcombe was born on 3 April 1771 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut. Hannah Holcombe died on 29 January 1850 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, at age 78.

Information online from Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Volume 1, by Clement F. Heverly.


Deacon Seeley Crofut started the first Sunday-school in an old log school house, opposite the present residence of S. B. Morse. He was elected justice of the peace in 1812. He served in many positions of trust, by the choice of his neighbors. He kept the first grocery or store in the township. The Baptist meetings were for many years held at his house.

Children of Hannah Holcombe and Seeley Crofut

Sterling Holcombe1,2,3

b. 10 October 1776, d. 22 March 1850
     Sterling Holcombe was born on 10 October 1776 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut.4 Sterling Holcombe married Betsey Stone, daughter of Benjamin Stone and Elizabeth Wilcox, on 16 September 1800 at Franklin, PA.5 Sterling Holcombe died on 22 March 1850 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, at age 73.

Sterling is recorded in the 1840 census of LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, with 3 males and 3 females in the household.

Children of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 156.
  2. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXII:Pg. 3/Item 71005; Vol LXXXIV:Pg. 200/Item 83528.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 142.2/Item A-8-1-2-13-5.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 137.1.
  5. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 142.2.

Hugh Holcombe1,2,3

b. 14 October 1774, d. 27 July 1843
     Hugh Holcombe was born on 14 October 1774 at CT. He was the son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut. Hugh Holcombe married Elizabeth Oakley in 1800 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA.4 Hugh Holcombe married Prudence Bailey, daughter of Oliver Bailey and Hannah Scovill, in 1803 at Granville, Bradford Co., PA.4 Hugh Holcombe died on 27 July 1843 at Sunstroke, LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, at age 68.5

Hugh moved with his father to Ulster, PA, about 1786 or 1806, later locating at LeRoy, then a wilderness and located lands for their future home, then fourteen miles from any habitation, his lands extendng from the village of LeRoy to the top of the first hill on the road to Canton; his brother's lands adjoining and extending on his road to the top of the second hill. Soon after location they brought in their sister, Mrs. Crofut, and her husband. For a few years she did washing and baking while they kept bachelor's hall.

He built the first saw mill and grist mill in that section of the country. Both Hugh and Sterling cleared up large farms which they carved out of a rugged wilderness and upon which their lives were spent.

Hugh was recorded in the 1840 census of LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, with a household of 2 males and 2 females.

Child of Hugh Holcombe and Elizabeth Oakley

Children of Hugh Holcombe and Prudence Bailey

Citations

  1. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 82/Item 241.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 141.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-4.
  3. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 156/Item 812b6.
  4. [S374] Bradford Co., PA, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/heverly/hevtoc.htm, extracted from Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913. Volume 1 - Page 53.
  5. [S201] Unknown name of person unknown record type, LeRoy Cemetery, unknown repository address.

Alpheus Holcombe1,2

b. 10 January 1779, d. 19 January 1849
     Alpheus Holcombe was born on 10 January 1779 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut.3 Alpheus Holcombe married Hannah Kingsbury on 22 November 1801 at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA.4 Alpheus Holcombe died on 19 January 1849 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, at age 70.4 He was buried at Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.5

Alpheus Holcomb, a brother of Hugh and Sterling, settled on the flats at the north of the mill-pond at the Centre, where he built a house and set an orchard of apple-trees. Having a roving nature, he soon sold his farm, and went westward. After a few years he returned, and settled on the Robert McKee farm. He was deacon in the Baptist church, and was for many years considered one of the leading lights.


Alpheus served as a private in Lt. William Aull's detachment, enlisted Jul 25, 1814, at Franklin, Sussex Co., NJ.


Alpheus was recorded in the 1840 census of LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, with his wife and one other female in the household.

Children of Alpheus Holcombe and Hannah Kingsbury

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXIV:Pg 41/Item 73104.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-6.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 137.1.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 143.1.
  5. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial ID 99444030.

Jared Holcombe1

b. 4 April 1780, d. 26 April 1850
     Jared Holcombe was born on 4 April 1780. He was the son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut. Jared Holcombe married Hannah Andrews. Jared Holcombe married Martha (?) Jared Holcombe died on 26 April 1850 at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA, at age 70.2 Jared and Hannah had no children. Jared and the widow McCarty apparently had at least two children.

Jared was enumerated in the 1840 Ulster, Bradford Co., PA federal census. There were 3 males and 3 females in the family.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.2/Item A-8-1-2-13-7.
  2. [S200] Unknown name of person unknown record type, Ulster Cemetery, unknown repository address.

Cynthia Holcombe1,2

b. 17 March 1783, d. 10 April 1868
Shaw-Holcombe Bible
at the Salmon Brook Historical Society
     Cynthia Holcombe was born on 17 March 1783.3 She was the daughter of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut. Cynthia Holcombe married Ebenezer Shaw, son of Jeremiah Shaw and Abigail Campbell, on 26 February 1801 at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA.4,3 Cynthia Holcombe died on 10 April 1868 at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA, at age 85.

Ebenezer was enumerated in the 1820 Ulster, Bradford Co., PA, federal census. There were six males and four females in the household.

Children of Cynthia Holcombe and Ebenezer Shaw

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. 71/Item 70174.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.2/Item A-8-1-2-13-8.
  3. [S378] Ebenezer Shaw.
  4. [S374] Bradford Co., PA, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/heverly/hevtoc.htm

Betsey Stone

b. 18 April 1783, d. 1 February 1855
     Betsey Stone was born on 18 April 1783. She was the daughter of Benjamin Stone and Elizabeth Wilcox. Betsey Stone married Sterling Holcombe, son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut, on 16 September 1800 at Franklin, PA.1 Betsey Stone died on 1 February 1855 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, at age 71.2

Children of Betsey Stone and Sterling Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 142.2.
  2. [S201] Unknown name of person unknown record type, LeRoy Cemetery, unknown repository address.

Louisa Holcombe1,2

b. 1 October 1802, d. 1838
     Louisa Holcombe was born on 1 October 1802 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. She was the daughter of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Louisa Holcombe married Levi Taylor on 6 September 1821 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA.3 Louisa Holcombe died in 1838.

Children of Louisa Holcombe and Levi Taylor

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXXIV:Pg. 200/Item 83528.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-2.
  3. [S374] Bradford Co., PA, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/heverly/hevtoc.htm, extracted from Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913. Volume 1 - Page 53.

Silvia Holcombe

b. 6 September 1804
     Silvia Holcombe was born on 6 September 1804 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. She was the daughter of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone.

Hiram Holcombe1

b. 5 June 1806, d. 21 January 1895
     Hiram Holcombe was born on 5 June 1806 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. He was the son of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Hiram Holcombe married Polly Wilcox on 31 August 1823. Hiram Holcombe died on 21 January 1895 at age 88.

Hiram is recorded in the 1840 census of LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA with 1 male and 5 females in the household.

Hiram is recorded in the 1850 census of LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, a farmer, age 44, Polly was 40.

Hiram was recorded in the 1880 census of LeRoy, age 74, a laborer, with Polly, age 73.

Children of Hiram Holcombe and Polly Wilcox

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-4.
  2. [S727] Peggy R. Rogers, "Betsey Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 12 February 2011.

Harvey Holcombe1

b. 22 September 1808, d. 28 April 1889
     Harvey Holcombe was also known as Harry Holcombe. He was born on 22 September 1808 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. He was the son of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Harvey Holcombe married Tryphena Lawless. Harvey Holcombe died on 28 April 1889 at Hopkinton, Delaware Co., IA, at age 80.2 He was buried at Hopkinton, Delaware Co., IA.2

After their marriage, Harry adn Tryphena must have remained in Bradford Co., PA, until about 1844. During that time their first five children were born. It is reported that they lived in Union co., OH, for five years. Their sixth child is said to have been born at Columbus, OH, in 1848. By the 1850 census they were counted in Cass Co., IN. When their last child was born in 1852, they were in LaSalle Co., IL. As they continued to move westward they lived at Ottawa, IL, Jackson Co., IA, and at Dubuque, IA, where they were recorded in teh Iowas 1856 census with all seven of their children. Soon after this the children began to go their separate ways. By 1860 Harry and Tryphena had made their last move. They had settled at Hopkinton, in Delaware Co., IA, with only the three youngest children still at home. Harry's occupations included farmer, teamster, tanne, currier and shoemaker. In 1870 Tryphena's mother, Parney (Hill) Lawless Smith was living with them and Darwin was the only child at home. Harry and Tryphena died at Hopkinton whre they are buried in the town cemetery.2

Children of Harvey Holcombe and Tryphena Lawless

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-5.
  2. [S386] Jean E. Swanson, "Holcombe, Harry."

Benjamin S. Holcombe1

b. 22 October 1810
     Benjamin S. Holcombe was born on 22 October 1810 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. He was the son of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Benjamin S. Holcombe married Lois Delight Chappell on 22 March 1832.

Benjamin was recorded in the 1850 census of LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, age 40, as a farmer. Lois was 36.


Benjamin and Lois D. were enumerated in the 1870 LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, federal census. He was a saw mill owner, age 59, she was 56. Children in the household were K. J. 16, and M.S. 12.


Benjamin was recorded in the 1880 census of LeRoy, age 68, as a laborer, with Delight, age 66.

Children of Benjamin S. Holcombe and Lois Delight Chappell

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/item A-8-1-2-13-5-6.

Sarah Holcombe

b. 14 September 1812
     Sarah Holcombe was born on 14 September 1812 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. She was the daughter of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone.

Seelye Holcombe1

b. 14 September 1812
     Seelye Holcombe was born on 14 September 1812 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. He was the son of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone.

Children of Seelye Holcombe and Julianna Wooster

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-8.

Cynthia Shaw Holcombe1,2

b. 12 September 1814, d. 1893
     Cynthia attended the 1st Holcombe Reunion at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, being 65 years old. Cynthia Shaw Holcombe was born on 12 September 1814 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. She was the daughter of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Cynthia Shaw Holcombe married Andrew Eaton Spalding, son of William Pierce Spalding and Eleanor Watts, on 16 June 1836 at Bradford Co., PA; Information online from Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Volume 1, by Clement F. Heverly. Cynthia Shaw Holcombe died in 1893.

Child of Cynthia Shaw Holcombe and Andrew Eaton Spalding

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. LXXII:Pg. 3/Item 71005.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-9.

Horace Stone Holcombe1

b. 24 November 1818, d. 3 November 1896
     Horace Stone Holcombe was born on 24 November 1818 at Bradford Co., PA.2 He was the son of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Horace Stone Holcombe married Lucy Elizabeth Allen on 15 February 1842 at Bradford Co., PA.3 Horace Stone Holcombe died on 3 November 1896 at Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, at age 77; of blood poisoning. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Page Co., IA.

Additional information on Horace is from the Family Search Ancestral File, AFN: 4ZJB-MF. The information was posted by Vera Dillin Combs and Lynette Combs Young of North Platte, NE.

Another source is Neil McDonell, adam1984@yahoo.com.

Lastly, the bulk of the additional information is from Debra Brannan Mullendore djbrnnn@cs.com, P.O. Box 1011, North Platte, NE 69103.

The information and documentation provided by the above researchers confilcts with McPherson. McPherson shows Horace's wife to be Electa Bailey.

McPherson, page 141, lists Marlin Holcombe's birth as 26 May 1801 and says that Marlin married Electa Bailey. On page 142-3, she says Horace was born 26 May 1801 and married Electa Bailey. Data from Judson Holcombe's book (mentioned on page 141-2) also attests to McPherson's error.


Horace S. and Betsy E. were enumerated in the 1885 Shenandoah, Grant Twp., Page Co., IA, state census. He was 66, she was 67. The only child in the household was Lucy E., age 33.




Children of Horace Stone Holcombe and Lucy Elizabeth Allen

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 142.2, Item A-8-1-2-13-5-1.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 142.2.
  3. [S374] Bradford Co., PA, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/heverly/hevtoc.htm, extracted from Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913. Volume 1 - Page 53.

Chester Bingham Holcombe1

b. 16 July 1820, d. 14 September 1894
     Chester Bingham Holcombe was born on 16 July 1820 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. He was the son of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Chester Bingham Holcombe died on 14 September 1894 at Gordonsville, MN, at age 74.

Information on Chester Holcombe and his descendants provided by Wade Gladstone Holcombe.

Chester served as a Unon soldier, mustered October 11, 1861 in co. F. 4th Minn Vo. Inf Regt; discharged for disability, June 16, 1863; moved from PA to the west as a young man; became blind and lived to a very advanced age.

Chester and Maryanne were enumerated in the 1880 Shell Rock, Freeborn Co., MN, federal census. He was a farmer, age 59, she was 52. Children in the household were Betsy Miller 38, Henry 25, Sarah 23, Walter S. 18, Horace G. 16, and Charles D. 12. Also in the household were step-children Joseph H. Pareton 24 and Benjamin F. Pareton 20; and grandchildren Emma Mill34 12, Josie Miller 9, Nellie Miller 7, and Sylvia M. Miller 3.

Child of Chester Bingham Holcombe and Aurilla Fassett

Children of Chester Bingham Holcombe and Rebecca Foster

Children of Chester Bingham Holcombe and Marianne Ward

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 143.1/Item A-8-1-2-13-5-12.

Betsey Matilda Holcombe

b. 7 September 1822
     Betsey Matilda Holcombe was born on 7 September 1822 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. Betsey Matilda Holcombe was also known as Matilda D. Holcombe. She was the daughter of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Betsey Matilda Holcombe married Luman D. Taylor, son of Jeremiah Taylor and Mary White, on 22 December 1845 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA.1

Neil McDonell cites Memories Along the North Branch: History of Granville by Ruth Kinney.

He invented the Hayloader.

Child of Betsey Matilda Holcombe and Luman D. Taylor

Citations

  1. [S374] Bradford Co., PA, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/heverly/hevtoc.htm, extracted from Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913. Volume 1 - Page 53.

Hannah Holcombe

b. 14 July 1826
     Hannah Holcombe was born on 14 July 1826 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. She was the daughter of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone.

Sylvester S. Holcombe

b. 1 March 1829, d. 29 November 1845
     Sylvester S. Holcombe was born on 1 March 1829 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA. He was the son of Sterling Holcombe and Betsey Stone. Sylvester S. Holcombe died on 29 November 1845 at LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, at age 16.1

Citations

  1. [S201] Unknown name of person unknown record type, LeRoy Cemetery, unknown repository address.

Dr. Jonathan Buttolph1,2

b. 2 June 1697, d. June 1769
     A considerable numbr of descendants of this man used the speling Buttles. Dr. Jonathan Buttolph was born on 2 June 1697 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck. Dr. Jonathan Buttolph married Martha Holcombe, daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell, on 21 February 1723/24 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 Dr. Jonathan Buttolph married Elizabeth Cornish, daughter of Deacon James Cornish and Elizabeth Thrall, on 24 April 1729 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Dr. Jonathan Buttolph married Martha Loomis, daughter of William Loomis and Martha Morley, on 15 February 1758 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Dr. Jonathan Buttolph died in June 1769 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Dr. Jonathan Buttolph and Martha Holcombe

Children of Dr. Jonathan Buttolph and Elizabeth Cornish

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 70.
  2. [S133] George E. McCracken, "unknown short article title."
  3. [S70] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."

Martha Holcombe1,2

b. 1682, d. 9 January 1717
     Martha Holcombe was born in 1682.3 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Holcombe and Mary Bliss. Martha Holcombe married Daniel Hayes, son of George Hayes and Abigail Dibble, on 1 March 1716 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.4 Martha Holcombe died on 9 January 1717 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; in childbirth.5,6

There are two Martha's at nearly the same dates that cause some confusion. Bowman explores it completely so she is quoted here.

Martha Holcomb, born in 1682, had an heir mentioned in her father's 1740 will. McCraken, in TAG Vol 57 #2, states she married Daniel Hayes in 1716. McCraken reasons that since the will left 20 shilings to Martha's son to buy him a bible that the heir is a minor in 1740. The only Daniel Hayes in records in nearly 25 years old. There is another Martha, born 1706, and listed in Windsor records. Thus Martha's heir could be someone else. Martha was probably dead in 1744 when her sister, Mary, left her estate to her other four sisters. Or, the possibility exists that Nathaniel was referring to one of his other daughters, perhaps Margaret North rather than Martha. A Renee Cossitt, born in 1722-1810, son of Rene and Ruth Porter Cossitt, married Phebe Hillyer, Martha Holcomb, and Martha Barber. He moved to Cape Breton Island, Canada. She is not this Martha Holcomb because Phebe Hillyer Cossit died in 1786, and this Martha would already be dead. Certainly Martha who maried Daniel Hayes belongs in the Holcomb genealogy her exact place can not at this time be proven, so she is listed here. Some confusion in this family was caused by the other Martha's. One of these Martha's died early having only one child. One Martha married Dr. Jonathan Buttolph in 1723. In the book Commemorative and Biographical Record of Hartford County is mention that the Martha who married Jonathan Buttolph was a daughter of Nathaniel (born June 11, 1673). From, New England Genealogies by Reverend Charles W. Hayes, A.M. of Westfield, N.Y; Daniel Hayes, born in 1686, the second child of George Hayes married Martha Holcomb in March 1716. She died in January 1717, and he married Sarah Lee in May 1721. She died in 1738, probably the daughter of John Lee. Daniel married in 1739 the Mary in his will.

Child of Martha Holcombe and Daniel Hayes

Citations

  1. [S44] George E. McCracken, "Thomas Holcombe."
  2. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pgs 85-6.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 101.1.
  4. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 37.
  5. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 129.
  6. [S767] Carol Laun, "Two Husbands Found."

Daniel Hayes II1,2

b. 20 December 1716, d. 1786
     Daniel Hayes II was born on 20 December 1716 at Salmon Brook Ecclesiastical Society, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Daniel Hayes and Martha Holcombe. Daniel Hayes II married Abigail Hayes, daughter of Samuel Hayes and Elizabeth Willcockson, on 13 May 1742 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Daniel Hayes II died in 1786 at Salmon Brook Ecclesiastical Society, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He died on 8 April 1809 at age 92.3 Daniel and Abigail were cousins, she being the 3rd daughter of Samuel.

Children of Daniel Hayes II and Abigail Hayes

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 144.1/Item A-8-1-5-1.
  2. [S243] Rev. Charles Wells Hayes, George Hayes, Page 18, Item 7.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 140.

Thomas Gilbert

d. 5 June 1662
     Thomas Gilbert married Catharine Chapin, daughter of Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney, on 31 July 1655.1 Thomas Gilbert died on 5 June 1662.

Citations

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

Josiah Marshfield

     Josiah Marshfield was also known as Samuel Marshfield. He married Catharine Chapin, daughter of Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney, on 28 December 1664.1

John Bliss names this husband of Catherine, Samuel Marshfield.

Child of Josiah Marshfield and Catharine Chapin

Citations

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

Deborah Holcombe1

b. 15 October 1646, d. 1649
     Deborah Holcombe was born on 15 October 1646 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth (?) Deborah Holcombe died in 1649.2

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 5.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 10.1.

Daniel Birge

b. 24 November 1644, d. 26 January 1697/98
     Daniel Birge was born on 24 November 1644 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Richard Birge and Elizabeth Gaylord.1 Daniel Birge married Deborah Holcombe, daughter of Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth (?), on 5 November 1668 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2,3 Daniel Birge married Abigail Gillet, daughter of Cornelius Gillet and Priscilla Kelsey, in 1687. Daniel Birge died on 26 January 1697/98 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 53.1

Children of Daniel Birge and Deborah Holcombe

Children of Daniel Birge and Abigail Gillet

Citations

  1. [S521] Ancestry.com, 1915.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 222.1.
  3. [S695] Edwin Stanley Welles, Welles, page 11.

Richard Birge1

b. 15 September 1611, d. 10 September 1651
     Richard Birge was born on 15 September 1611 at Ashwick, Somerset, England.2 He married Elizabeth Gaylord on 5 October 1641. Richard Birge died on 10 September 1651 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 39.

Richard Birge came to the Colonies on the MARY AND JOHN and later founded Windsor, CT.

Information on Richard Birge and his descendants is primarily from Ernest Crichton Birge, 1860 Big Crane Loop, Port Orange, FL 32124-2525; (904) 760-4229; ebirge@aol.com. He found a birth record for a Richard Birge on 23 ovember 1620 at Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, but if this was teh immigrant he would have been only 21 when he married Elizabeth Gaylord, the eldest and only daughter of his deacon. The 1611 birth record found at Aaswick, somerset is a more plausible match, both in date and location.2

Children of Richard Birge and Elizabeth Gaylord

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 74.
  2. [S806] Linda MacLachlan, "Richard Birge," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 22 October 2013.
  3. [S521] Ancestry.com, 1915.

Elizabeth Gaylord

b. 1614, d. 22 December 1675
     Elizabeth Gaylord was born in 1614 at Exeter, Devonshire, England. She married Richard Birge on 5 October 1641. Elizabeth Gaylord died on 22 December 1675 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Elizabeth Gaylord and Richard Birge

Citations

  1. [S806] Linda MacLachlan, "Richard Birge," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 22 October 2013.

Abigail Gillet1

b. 20 September 1663
     Abigail Gillet was born on 20 September 1663 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Cornelius Gillet and Priscilla Kelsey. Abigail Gillet married Daniel Birge, son of Richard Birge and Elizabeth Gaylord, in 1687. Abigail Gillet married Joseph Loomis III, son of Joseph Loomis Jr. and Sarah Hill, on 11 February 1702/3.2

Children of Abigail Gillet and Daniel Birge

Children of Abigail Gillet and Joseph Loomis III

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 435.
  2. [S578] Frank B. Gay, John Drake, page 20.