Esther Dora Griswold

     Esther Dora Griswold was born at Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. DAR member 47513. She was the daughter of Roger Merwin Griswold MD and Rebecca Eddy Norton.

Sophronia Sumner

b. 1806, d. 1889
     DAR record 54757. Sophronia Sumner was born in 1806. She was the daughter of William Sumner and Artemisa Spencer. Sophronia Sumner married Harlow Holliday Bushnell in 1830. Sophronia Sumner died in 1889.

Child of Sophronia Sumner and Harlow Holliday Bushnell

Harlow Holliday Bushnell

b. 1806, d. 1880
     Harlow Holliday Bushnell was born in 1806. He married Sophronia Sumner, daughter of William Sumner and Artemisa Spencer, in 1830. Harlow Holliday Bushnell died in 1880.

Child of Harlow Holliday Bushnell and Sophronia Sumner

Ellen Sophronia Bushnell

b. 1832
     DAR record 54757. Ellen Sophronia Bushnell was born in 1832. She was the daughter of Harlow Holliday Bushnell and Sophronia Sumner. Ellen Sophronia Bushnell married Eustace William Hamilton in 1853.

Child of Ellen Sophronia Bushnell and Eustace William Hamilton

Eustace William Hamilton

b. 1824, d. 1905
     Eustace William Hamilton was born in 1824. He married Ellen Sophronia Bushnell, daughter of Harlow Holliday Bushnell and Sophronia Sumner, in 1853. Eustace William Hamilton died in 1905.

Child of Eustace William Hamilton and Ellen Sophronia Bushnell

Egens E. Hamilton

     Egens E. Hamilton was born at Berkshire Co., MA. She married an unknown person Arthur Loring Sikes. She was the daughter of Eustace William Hamilton and Ellen Sophronia Bushnell. DAR member 54757.

Mary Evans

d. 10 February 1814
     Mary Evans married Joel Griswold, son of David Griswold and Huldah Brown, on 11 May 1758 at Old Wintonbury, CT.1 Mary Evans died on 10 February 1814.1 She was buried at Old Wintonbury Cemetery, Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Mary Evans and Joel Griswold

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 113.
  2. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 114.

Elizabeth Abel

     Elizabeth Abel married Samuel Griswold, son of Samuel Griswold and Susannah Huntington, on 2 April 1719 at Norwich, New London Co, CT.

Child of Elizabeth Abel and Samuel Griswold

Jacob Griswold1

b. 26 March 1691
     Jacob Griswold was born on 26 March 1691 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Jacob Griswold and Mary Wright.

Child of Jacob Griswold and Comfort Buck

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, Page 245/Item 24.

Jacob Griswold1

b. 15 April 1660, d. 22 July 1737
     Jacob Griswold was born on 15 April 1660 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Michael Griswold and Ann (?). Jacob Griswold married Mary Wright on 10 December 1685 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. Jacob Griswold died on 22 July 1737 at age 77.

Children of Jacob Griswold and Mary Wright

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, Page 234/Item 8.
  2. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 235.

Mary Wright

     Mary Wright married Jacob Griswold, son of Michael Griswold and Ann (?), on 10 December 1685 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Mary Wright and Jacob Griswold

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 235.

Michael Griswold1

d. 26 September 1684
     Michael Griswold died on 26 September 1684.

Children of Michael Griswold and Ann (?)

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, Page 229/Item 1.
  2. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, Page 231.

Deborah (?)

     Deborah (?) married Joseph Griswold, son of Ensign Joseph Griswold and Mary Gaylord.

Children of Deborah (?) and Joseph Griswold

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 38.

Joshua Preserve Holcombe1

b. 30 March 1778, d. 1833
     Joshua Preserve Holcombe was born on 30 March 1778 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Joshua P. Holcombe and Sarah Smith. Joshua Preserve Holcombe married Keziah Alderman, daughter of Elijah Alderman and Dorcas Alderman. Joshua Preserve Holcombe died in 1833. He was buried on 29 August 1833 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

McPherson does not indicate which children go with which wife.

Carol Laun of the Salmon Brook Historical Society provides Joshua's birth and burial dates from the East Granby Vital Records.

Carol also checked the Census Records.

In 1810 Joshua P. was 32, wife, probably Sarah Griffin, son 10-16, 3 sons under 10, 2 daughters under 10.

In 1820 Joshua P. was 42, wife, probably Keziah Alderman 39, 2 sons 10-16, 1 daughter 16-20, 3 daughters under 10.

In 1830 Joshua P. was 52, Keziah was 49, an older woman was living with them, 70-80, male 30-40, 2 males 20-30, 1 male 10-15, 2 females 15-20.

Children of Joshua Preserve Holcombe

Child of Joshua Preserve Holcombe and Sarah Griffin

Child of Joshua Preserve Holcombe and Keziah Alderman

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 45.1/Item A-4-5-2-2-1-2.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 256.

George Carlton Holcombe

     George Carlton Holcombe was born at CT. He was the son of Joshua Preserve Holcombe. George Carlton Holcombe was baptized on 30 June 1800 at St. Andrews Episcopal Chruch, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Carol Laun of the Salmon Brook Historical Society has probate records dated 1848 and census records indicating that George Carlton Holcombe may have died circa 1848.

Larmon Holcombe1

b. 1802, d. 16 March 1863
     Larmon Holcombe was born in 1802 at CT. He was the son of Joshua Preserve Holcombe. Larmon Holcombe married Hilpah Freelove Griffin, daughter of Isaac Griffin and Freelove Warner. Larmon Holcombe died on 16 March 1863. He was buried at West Mountain Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.

Information on the descendants of Larmon is from Wilbur C. Holcomb, 958 Copper Hill Rd., West Suffield, CT, 06093.

Larmon and Hhilpah were enumerated in the 1850 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 48; she was 45. Children in the household were Lilis 22, and Clinton D. 14.


Larmon and Hilpah Griffin were enumerated in the 1860 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 58; she was 56. Children in the household were Lillis 32, Clinton DW 25, and Horatio W. 51. (Though it is not clear here, the 1870 census lists Horatio Griffin in this household, perhaps a sibling of Hilpah.)


Their two daughters who died young are buried with Larmon and Hilpah in Suffield.

Children of Larmon Holcombe and Hilpah Freelove Griffin

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 45.1/Item A-4-5-2-2-1-2-2,.

Hilpah Freelove Griffin

b. 1804, d. 11 March 1876
     Hilpah Freelove Griffin was born in 1804 at CT. She was the daughter of Isaac Griffin and Freelove Warner. Hilpah Freelove Griffin married Larmon Holcombe, son of Joshua Preserve Holcombe. Hilpah Freelove Griffin died on 11 March 1876. She was buried at West Mountain Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Hilpah Freelove Griffin and Larmon Holcombe

Isaac Griffin

b. 1776, d. 1826
     Isaac Griffin married Freelove Warner. Isaac Griffin was born in 1776. He died in 1826.

Child of Isaac Griffin and Freelove Warner

Freelove Warner

b. 1776, d. 1858
     Freelove Warner married Isaac Griffin. Freelove Warner was born in 1776. She died in 1858.

Child of Freelove Warner and Isaac Griffin

Lillis Holcombe

b. circa 1827, d. 1913
     Lillis Holcombe was born circa 1827 at CT.1 She was the daughter of Larmon Holcombe and Hilpah Freelove Griffin. Lillis Holcombe married Miles Hayes. Lillis Holcombe died in 1913.

MIles M. and Lillie F. were enumerated in the 1880 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census in the household of her brother Clinton. He was a farmer age 42, she was 52.

Citations

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

Miles Hayes

b. circa 1838, d. 1880
     Miles Hayes was born circa 1838.1 He married Lillis Holcombe, daughter of Larmon Holcombe and Hilpah Freelove Griffin. Miles Hayes died in 1880.

Citations

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

Silas Holcombe

     Silas Holcombe was the son of Larmon Holcombe and Hilpah Freelove Griffin.

Clinton DeWitt Holcombe1

b. 1835
     Clinton DeWitt Holcombe was born in 1835 at CT. He was the son of Larmon Holcombe and Hilpah Freelove Griffin. Clinton DeWitt Holcombe married Eliza Searles circa 1872.2

Information on the descendants of Clinton DeWitt is from Wilbur C. Holcomb, 958 Copper Hill Rd., West Suffield, CT, 06093.


Clinton was enumerated as head of the household in the 1870 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer age 35. Also enumerated in the household were Horatio Griffin 61, Eliza 17, and Hilpah Holcomb, 66. A farm laborer, Mr. Miller age 36, was also enumerated.


Clinton and Eliza were enumerated in the 1880 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 45, she was 30. The only child in the household was Ella A. 5. Also in the household was the family of sister Lillie.


Clinton and Eliza were enumerated in the 1900 West Suffield Village, Suffield Twp., Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer. Their ages are suspect. He was listed as 65, but that was crosses out and 55 was written above. His date of birth was given as Aug 1844. All other sources seem to agree with the age of 65. She was listed as 50, with birth date July 1849. Also enumerated in the household was daughter Ella A. 25, son-in-law Fred Lauzon 36, granddaughter Maud 3, grandson Raymond 2, son Wilbert 17, and son Roy 10.

Children of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 45.1/Item A-4-5-2-2-1-2-2-3.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Eliza Searles

b. July 1849, d. 1915
     Eliza Searles was born in July 1849 at CT.1,2 She married Clinton DeWitt Holcombe, son of Larmon Holcombe and Hilpah Freelove Griffin, circa 1872.2 Eliza Searles died in 1915.

Children of Eliza Searles and Clinton DeWitt Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Ella Agusta Holcombe

b. 28 August 1874, d. 13 June 1974
     Ella Agusta Holcombe was born on 28 August 1874 at Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles. Ella Agusta Holcombe married Fredrick Lauzon circa 1895.2 Ella Agusta Holcombe died on 13 June 1974 at Enfield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 99.1 She was buried on 14 June 1974 at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3

Ella and Frederick were enumerated in the 1900 West Suffield Village, Suffield Twp., Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a wood chopper, age 36, she was 25. The only child in the household was Raymond, 2.


Ella and Frederick were enumerated in the 1920 West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, ED 190, page 8A. They were in the household of her brother, Watson.

Children of Ella Agusta Holcombe and Fredrick Lauzon

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 029-28-2451.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 158.

Fredrick Lauzon

b. January 1864, d. 1929
     Fredrick Lauzon was born in January 1864 at Quebec, Quebec Province, Canada.1 He married Ella Agusta Holcombe, daughter of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles, circa 1895.1 Fredrick Lauzon died in 1929 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He was buried at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

Children of Fredrick Lauzon and Ella Agusta Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 158.

Watson Larmon Holcombe1

b. 30 July 1880, d. 3 June 1959
     Watson Larmon Holcombe was born on 30 July 1880 at Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.2,3,4 He was the son of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles. Watson Larmon Holcombe married Mildred E. Clark circa 1921.4 Watson Larmon Holcombe died on 3 June 1959 at at his home, Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 78. He was buried on 5 June 1959 at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Courant : Watson was a former member of the Suffield Board of Tax Review.

He was a retired Dairy and tobacco farmer. A past master of St. Mark's lodge, AF&AM, of Granby, he was chaplain of the lodge for several years. He was a past patron of Day Star Chapter of the OES, Granby, and a member of the Copper Hill Methodist Church, East Granby.

Watson was a census enumerator for the 1920 census of Suffield. In that census, he was enumerated on page 8A, as head of household, age 39. Brother Roy and sister Ella were enumerated with him.

Watson and Mildred were enumerated in the 1930 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, district 217. Brother Roy was in the household.

Watson registered for the WWII draft while living on Copper Hill Rd., Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, and listed Mildred as his closest relative.

Child of Watson Larmon Holcombe and Mildred E. Clark

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 45.1.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 12.
  3. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.
  4. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Mildred E. Clark

b. 1897, d. 16 May 1981
     Mildred E. Clark was born in 1897 at NJ. She married Watson Larmon Holcombe, son of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles, circa 1921.1 Mildred E. Clark died on 16 May 1981 at Avon, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Mildred E. Clark and Watson Larmon Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Wilbur Harry Holcombe

b. 13 March 1883, d. 13 February 1958
     Wilbur Harry Holcombe was born on 13 March 1883 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 He was the son of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles. Wilbur Harry Holcombe married Georgia May Chapin, daughter of William Chapin and Jenny MacIntosh. Wilbur Harry Holcombe died on 13 February 1958 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 74. He was buried on 16 February 1958 at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3

Information on the descendants of Wilbur Harry is from Wilbur C. Holcomb, 958 Copper Hill Rd., West Suffield, CT, 06093.

At the time of his registration for the WWI draft he was a farmer in Ganby.

Wilbur and Georgia were enumerated in the 1920 West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, ED 190, page 8A. He was a farmer, age 36, she was 37. Children in the household were Wilbur 5, and Clinton.

Wilbur and Georgia were enumerated in the 1930 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, district 217. He was a farmer age 47. Children in the household were Wilbur 15, and Eleanor 8.

Wilbur registered for the WWII draft while living on Mountain Rd., Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, and was working for Burton K. Holcombe. He listed Wilbur C. Holcomb as his closest relative.

Children of Wilbur Harry Holcombe and Georgia May Chapin

Citations

  1. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.
  2. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  3. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 158.

Georgia May Chapin

b. 1882, d. 1 November 1936
     Georgia May Chapin was born in 1882. She was the daughter of William Chapin and Jenny MacIntosh. Georgia May Chapin married Wilbur Harry Holcombe, son of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles. Georgia May Chapin died on 1 November 1936 at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was buried at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Georgia May Chapin and Wilbur Harry Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 157.

Roy Henry Holcombe

b. 25 April 1890, d. 8 May 1967
     Roy Henry Holcombe was born on 25 April 1890.1,2 He was the son of Clinton DeWitt Holcombe and Eliza Searles. Roy Henry Holcombe died on 8 May 1967 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 77; unmarried.3,1
He was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.4

Roy registered for the WWII draft while living in West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, working for his brother Watson.

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 047-30-1176.
  2. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  3. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.
  4. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 12.

Raymond Lauzon

b. December 1897
     Raymond Lauzon was born in December 1897.1 He was the son of Fredrick Lauzon and Ella Agusta Holcombe. Raymond Lauzon was buried on 9 February 1920 at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 Unmarried.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 158.

William Chapin

b. 1848, d. 1931
     William Chapin married Jenny MacIntosh. William Chapin was born in 1848. He died in 1931.

Child of William Chapin and Jenny MacIntosh

Jenny MacIntosh

b. 1848, d. 1922
     Jenny MacIntosh married William Chapin. Jenny MacIntosh was born in 1848. She died in 1922.

Child of Jenny MacIntosh and William Chapin

Wilbur Chapin Holcombe

b. 26 October 1914, d. 6 February 2004
     Wilbur Chapin Holcombe was born on 26 October 1914 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Wilbur Harry Holcombe and Georgia May Chapin. Wilbur Chapin Holcombe died on 6 February 2004 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 89.2,1 He was buried on 10 February 2004 at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

from the Hartford Courant 9 February 2004:


Wilbur Chapin Holcomb, 89, of West Suffield beloved husband of Louise (Hierl) Holcomb died Friday, (February 6, 2004) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in West Suffield son of the late Wilbur H. and Georgia (Chapin) Holcomb. He was a life long resident of West Suffield. Before retiring in 1979 he was a machinist at Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Standard for many years. Wilbur was a member of the Copper Hill United Methodist Church and the Suffield Sportsmen Association.


Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Judith Holcomb of Windsor; a son and a daughter-in-law, Gerald and Laura Holcomb of Fitzwilliam, NH, and was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Holcomb. He leaves a daughter-in-law, Janie Holcomb of Fairport, NY; four grandchildren, Beth and her husband Robert Mulhern of Gates, NY, Richard and his wife Michele Holcomb of Farmington, NY, Rebecca and her husband Thomas Jarvis of Reading, PA, and Clinton Holcomb of Keene, NH; and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Clinton Holcomb and a sister Eleanor Holcomb.


The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 10, 1 p.m. at the Copper Hill United Methodist Church, East Granby with the Rev. Robert Sorozan officiating. Burial will be in Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby. His family will receive friends TODAY, from 4-7 p.m at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St., Suffield. Memorial donations may be made to the Copper Hill Methodist Church Building Fund, 27 Copper Hill Rd., East Granby 06026 or to the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 642, Suffield, 06078.

Child of Wilbur Chapin Holcombe and Louise Margaret Hierl

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-16-1093.
  2. [S284] Courant, February 9, 2004.

Clinton Wane Holcombe

b. 1918
     Clinton Wane Holcombe was born in 1918. He was the son of Wilbur Harry Holcombe and Georgia May Chapin. Clinton Wane Holcombe was buried in January 1920 at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 157.

Eleanor Georgia Holcombe

b. 1921, d. 10 September 1937
     Eleanor Georgia Holcombe was born in 1921.1 She was the daughter of Wilbur Harry Holcombe and Georgia May Chapin. Eleanor Georgia Holcombe died on 10 September 1937 at Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.2 She was buried on 12 September 1937 at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 157.
  2. [S284] Courant.

John Hierl

b. 1872, d. 1972
     John Hierl married Renske Janssen. John Hierl was born in 1872. He died in 1972.

Renske Janssen

b. 1879, d. 1954
     Renske Janssen married John Hierl. Renske Janssen was born in 1879. She died in 1954.

Richard Alan Holcombe

b. 19 October 1942, d. 12 July 1993
     Richard Alan Holcombe was born on 19 October 1942. He was the son of Wilbur Chapin Holcombe and Louise Margaret Hierl. Richard Alan Holcombe died on 12 July 1993 at age 50.