Jemima Holcombe1,2

b. 12 August 1735, d. 15 September 1775
     Jemima Holcombe was born on 12 August 1735 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 She was the daughter of Joshua Holcombe III and Marey Griffin.4 Jemima Holcombe married Lieut. Isaac Phelps, son of Isaac Phelps, say 1754.5 Jemima Holcombe died on 15 September 1775 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 40.5

Children of Jemima Holcombe and Lieut. Isaac Phelps

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol.I:Pg.57.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 63.1, Item A-4-5-2-7.
  3. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 135.
  4. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 44.2.
  5. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."
  6. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, vol. 2, page 1327, item 518.
  7. [S763] Nancy Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."

Benajah Holcombe II1,2,3,4,5

b. 9 September 1737, d. 13 December 1820
     Bowman references the other Benajah, son of Judah and Hannah Buttolph, without saying anything else about the relationship of the two Benajahs.

Benajah served in the American Revolution under three enlistments:

1. Sergeant in Cap't. Hezekiah Holcomb's company, 18th Reg't. in 1776.

2. appointed May 1777, Cap't. in 10th company, 18th Reg't.

3. In July 1777 was Cap't. in Major Smith's Reg't. in defense against Tryon's invasion.


Benajah and Lydia had children listed in Simsbury records and SS. Benajah Holcombe II was born on 9 September 1737 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.6 He was the son of Joshua Holcombe III and Marey Griffin.7 Benajah Holcombe II married Lydia Forward, daughter of Abel Forward and Hannah Phelps, on 5 August 1763 at Belchertown, Hampshire Co., MA; Marriage was recorded in Simsbury.8 Benajah Holcombe II died on 13 December 1820 at age 83.9 He was buried at Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.9

Children of Benajah Holcombe II and Lydia Forward

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol.I:Pgs. 57, 130/Item 4528.
  2. [S23] Jesse Seaver, The Holcomb(e) Genealogy, Page 17, Item 114.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 63.1/Item A-4-5-2-8.
  4. [S97] Seth P. Holcombe, Descendants of Hull Holcomb, Page 4.
  5. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. XII:Pg. 159/Item 11414; Vol. XIX:Pg. 91/Item 18242; Vol. LIX:Pg. 201/Item 58587; Vol CXXV/Item 124814.
  6. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 135.
  7. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 44.2.
  8. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 197.
  9. [S344] Joyce A. Cahill Simsbury Cemetery, Page 159.

Lydia Forward

b. 23 October 1746, d. 8 August 1824
     Lydia Forward was born on 23 October 1746 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Abel Forward and Hannah Phelps.1 Lydia Forward married Benajah Holcombe II, son of Joshua Holcombe III and Marey Griffin, on 5 August 1763 at Belchertown, Hampshire Co., MA; Marriage was recorded in Simsbury.2 Lydia Forward died on 8 August 1824 at age 77.3

Children of Lydia Forward and Benajah Holcombe II

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 195.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 197.
  3. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 141.

Jesse Holcombe

b. 5 January 1739, d. 1798
     Jesse Holcombe was born on 5 January 1739 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Joshua Holcombe III and Marey Griffin.2 Jesse Holcombe died in 1798; unmarried.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 135.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 44.2.

Mary Henderson

b. circa 1788
     Mary Henderson was born circa 1788 at VA.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 56.2.

Mary Ann Ettenburn

b. 8 February 1808
     Mary Ann Ettenburn was born on 8 February 1808 at Germany.1 She married Timothy Holcombe III, son of Timothy Holcombe II and Mary A. Chesnut, circa 1865 at Caldwell Co., MO.1

Child of Mary Ann Ettenburn and Matthias Wahnsidel

Citations

  1. [S721] Jim Schultz, "Timothy Holcomb," e-mail to Jame H. Holcombe, 19 December 2010.

Emma Holcombe

b. 19 March 1866
     Emma Holcombe was born on 19 March 1866 at unknown. She was the daughter of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel.

Children of Emma Holcombe and John Sandy

James Earnest Holcombe

b. 5 June 1870
     James Earnest Holcombe was born on 5 June 1870. He was the son of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel.

Children of James Earnest Holcombe and Clara Esther Black

Marion Ben Holcombe

b. 10 August 1879
     Marion Ben Holcombe was born on 10 August 1879. He was the son of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel. Marion Ben Holcombe married Laura Bell Cain.

Laura Bell Cain

     Laura Bell Cain married Marion Ben Holcombe, son of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel.

Etta L. Holcombe

b. 2 September 1881
     Etta L. Holcombe was born on 2 September 1881. She was the daughter of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel.

Children of Etta L. Holcombe and Benjamin Cook

Lillie A. Holcombe

b. 30 November 1883
     Lillie A. Holcombe was born on 30 November 1883. She was the daughter of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel. Lillie A. Holcombe married Alton H. Blair on 20 December 1905.

Children of Lillie A. Holcombe and Alton H. Blair

Alton H. Blair

     Alton H. Blair married Lillie A. Holcombe, daughter of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel, on 20 December 1905.

Children of Alton H. Blair and Lillie A. Holcombe

Grace Mary Holcombe

b. 1 January 1888
     Grace Mary Holcombe was born on 1 January 1888. She was the daughter of Charles Timothy Holcombe and Celia Ellen Wahnsidel.

Children of Grace Mary Holcombe and Thomas Lee Cook

Sarah Pettibone

b. 24 September 1667, d. 3 April 1748
     Sarah Pettibone was born on 24 September 1667 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston. Sarah Pettibone married John Mills, son of Simon Mills and Mary Buell, in 1689. Sarah Pettibone married Deacon John Humphrey, son of Sergeant John Humphrey and Hannah Griffin, on 6 July 1699. Sarah Pettibone died on 3 April 1748 at age 80.

Children of Sarah Pettibone and John Mills

Children of Sarah Pettibone and Deacon John Humphrey

Citations

  1. [S275] Frederick Humphreys, Humphreys, Volume I, Page 125.

Deacon John Humphrey1

b. 18 November 1671, d. 31 December 1732
     Deacon John Humphrey was born on 18 November 1671 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Sergeant John Humphrey and Hannah Griffin. Deacon John Humphrey married Sarah Pettibone, daughter of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston, on 6 July 1699. Deacon John Humphrey died on 31 December 1732 at age 61.

Children of Deacon John Humphrey and Sarah Pettibone

Citations

  1. [S275] Frederick Humphreys, Humphreys, Volume I, Page 115.
  2. [S275] Frederick Humphreys, Humphreys, Volume I, Page 125.

Samuel Pettibone

b. 2 September 1672, d. 11 February 1747
     Samuel Pettibone was born on 2 September 1672. He was the son of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston. Samuel Pettibone married Judith Shepard. Samuel Pettibone died on 11 February 1747 at age 74.

Children of Samuel Pettibone and Judith Shepard

Citations

  1. [S364] Jon K. Holcombe, "Eno, Mary Ann," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 10 Jan 2002.

Judith Shepard

     Judith Shepard married Samuel Pettibone, son of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston.

Children of Judith Shepard and Samuel Pettibone

Citations

  1. [S364] Jon K. Holcombe, "Eno, Mary Ann," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 10 Jan 2002.

Henry Pettibone

b. 20 June 1677, d. 1706
     Henry Pettibone was UNMARRIED. He was born on 20 June 1677. He was the son of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston. Henry Pettibone died in 1706.

Benjamin Pettibone

b. 23 May 1682
     Benjamin Pettibone was born on 23 May 1682. He was the son of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston.

Joseph Pettibone

b. 11 March 1688
     Joseph Pettibone married Thanks (?). Joseph Pettibone was born on 11 March 1688. He was the son of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston.

Child of Joseph Pettibone and Hannah Large

Thanks (?)

d. 2 November 1724
     Thanks (?) married Joseph Pettibone, son of John Pettibone Sr. and Sarah Eggleston. Thanks (?) died on 2 November 1724.

Mary Olcott

b. 1665, d. August 1685
     Mary Olcott was born in 1665. She was the daughter of Thomas Olcott Jr. and Mary (?). Mary Olcott married John Case, son of John Case and Sarah Spencer, on 12 September 1684 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 Mary Olcott died in August 1685.

Child of Mary Olcott and John Case

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 16.

John Case1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 1616, d. 21 February 1703/4
     John Case was born in 1616 at Aylesham, England.7 He married Sarah Spencer, daughter of William Spencer and Agnes Harris, circa 1657. John Case married Elizabeth Moore, daughter of John Moore. John Case left a will on 21 November 1700. He died on 21 February 1703/4 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

"It is interesting to speculate about who John Case was on the basis of what we know. Although there is no age recorded anywhere for John, it is likely that he was not much older than Sarah, who was born in Boston in 1635, and that he was a resident of Hartford during the time prior to his marriage. It also seems probable that he came from a good family for it is unlikely that he would have had the opportunity to know Sarah, much less marry her, if he himself did not have a comparable background. Most parents in early New England were very careful about their daughters associations and it was generally necessary for a young man to secure the permission of a girl's parents prior to courting her. This concept was firmly embodied in New england law, which made it a crime punishable by a fine for a young man to see a girl without first obtaining her parents' consent. It is also apparent that John had traveled widely in southern New England and had either lived at or visited both Maspeth Kills, near Brooklyn on Long Island, and Hartford, Connecticut, by 1656." - Charles Case

He resided in Windsor until spring of 1669, when he settled at Weatogue (Simsbury). His house in Windsor, (probably build by a former owner) was on the corner of Mill highway and Bloomfield Ave; lot ext. on ave. about 33 rods an d14 on Mill road. His lot "whereon his house standeth" had not been recorded before 1669. "It was first gn. to Benj. Newberry, now Captain, and hath been possessed by several men before." He sold his house and lot and shop to Nath. Cook, 1689. He was the first constable of Massacoe (now Simsbury) CT, in 1669 and represented the town several times at General Court.

John's will named his wife, Elizabeth, six sons and four daughters. Samuel Spencer of Hartford and John Case, his son, were executors.

The Alderman Genealogy is more specific about John's early years: "John sailed from Gravesend, England, on September 3, 1635, on the ship Dorset and landed at Newport, R.I., but settled in Windsor, Conn. He was a farmer and owner of large acreages of land. He spend some years in Newton on Long Island, but in 1656 he returned to Connecticut and 1667 settled in Simsbury, formerly known as Masaco."

Children of John Case and Sarah Spencer

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 21.
  2. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 140-1.
  3. [S94] Nathaniel Goodwin, Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Page 275.
  4. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 1/Item 1.
  5. [S186] Charles C. Case, The Yankee Generations: A History of the Case Family in America, Pages 65-115.
  6. [S418] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case 2nd Edition, Page 1, Item 1.
  7. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 16.

Sarah Spencer

b. 7 March 1636, d. 3 November 1691
     Sarah Spencer was born on 7 March 1636.1 She was the daughter of William Spencer and Agnes Harris. Sarah Spencer married John Case circa 1657. Sarah Spencer died on 3 November 1691 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 55.

Children of Sarah Spencer and John Case

Citations

  1. [S685] Chet Leo Spencer, "William Spencer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 25 March 2009.

John Case1

b. 6 August 1685, d. young
     John Case was born on 6 August 1685 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of John Case and Mary Olcott. John Case died young.

Citations

  1. [S69] Doris Seymour Wahl and Cynthia Walker Rummel, The Skinner Kinsmen, The Descendants of Richard Skinner of North Carolina, Page 16.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 16.

Abigail Humphrey1

b. 13 January 1697/98
     Abigail Humphrey was born on 13 January 1697/98 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Lt. Samuel Humphrey and Mary Mills. Abigail Humphrey married John Case, son of John Case and Sarah Holcombe, on 24 January 1716/17 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2

Children of Abigail Humphrey and John Case

Citations

  1. [S275] Frederick Humphreys, Humphreys, Vol. I, Page 250.
  2. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 37.

Penelope Buttolph1

b. 1 October 1699, d. 27 June 1746
     Penelope Buttolph was born on 1 October 1699 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck. Penelope Buttolph married Sgt. Daniel Case, son of John Case and Sarah Holcombe, on 7 May 1719 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Penelope Buttolph died on 27 June 1746 at age 46. She was buried at Hopmeadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Penelope Buttolph and Sgt. Daniel Case

Citations

  1. [S133] George E. McCracken, "unknown short article title."

John Alderman1

b. circa 1694, d. 25 February 1758
     John Alderman was born circa 1694 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2,3 He was the son of William Alderman and Mary Case. John Alderman married Sarah Case, daughter of John Case and Sarah Holcombe, on 28 October 1719 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. John Alderman died on 25 February 1758.1

On page 20 of the Alderman Genealogy, John's birthdate is listed as 1684; on page 449, it is listed as 1695.

Sarah was a great-granddaughter of Thomas Holcombe , the immigrant.

Children of John Alderman and Sarah Case

Citations

  1. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 449.
  2. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 20.
  3. [S590] George E. McCracken, "Two Mary Cases."

Mary Beaman

b. 2 April 1698
     Mary Beaman was born on 2 April 1698. She was the daughter of Samuel Beaman and Margaret Chapman. Mary Beaman married Capt. Jonathan Case, son of John Case and Sarah Holcombe, on 10 May 1721.

Children of Mary Beaman and Capt. Jonathan Case

William Case1

b. 5 June 1665, d. 3 March 1700
     William Case was born on 5 June 1665 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of John Case and Sarah Spencer. William Case married Elizabeth Holcombe, daughter of Joshua Holcombe and Ruth Sherwood, in 1688. William Case died on 3 March 1700 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 34.

Children of William Case and Elizabeth Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 3/Item 3.
  2. [S186] Charles C. Case, The Yankee Generations: A History of the Case Family in America, Page 80.

William Spencer1

b. 11 October 1601, d. 1640
     William Spencer was baptized on 11 October 1601 at Stotfold, County Bedfordshire, England.2 He was the son of Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread. William Spencer married Agnes Harris, daughter of Bartholemew Harris and Elizabeth Collamore, circa 1633 at probably England. William Spencer died in 1640 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

William had been at Cambridge in 1631, and was a representative in 1634-5. He was one of the first settlers of Hartford, Conn., and in 1639, a selectman of that Town. He was one of the deputies in the General Court in 1639, and appointed with Mr. Wyllis, and Mr. Webster to prepare the first revisal of the laws in that year.

William and his brothers Thomas, Michael and Gerard emigrated to New England in the Winthrop Fleet. In 1632 William is recorded as being an inhabitant of New Town, afterwards Cambridge, Massachusetts. On 4 March he took the freeman's oath. William was a Depuity to the General Court of Massachusetts from 1634 until 1637. He was a member of the committee formed to frame a body of fundamental laws for the Colony of Massachusetts. In March 1636 William was appointed Lieutenant of the Millitary Companyof New Town. On 13 March he was fouinder of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston.2 William Spencer, Gent. appeared fourth on the charter granted by the General Court of Massachusetts. William moved to Hartford, Connecticut where his brother, Thomas Spencer, had settled. He became town Clerk in 1639 and at a general meeting of the whole town, on 23 December 1639, there was chosen to order the affairs of the town for one year, William Westwood, William Spencer, Nathaniel Ward and John Moody. He was an early member of the First Church. His name appears on the Founders Monument. William was a representative to the General Court of Connecticut in 1639 and 1640. William Spencer's will was dated 4 March 1640/1.3 He mentions his wife, son Samuel, and daughters Sarah and Elizabeth. He appointed John Pratt, John Talcott and Matthew Lane overseers of his estate. In the inventory of his estate there is mentioned land yet remaining at Concord on the Bay. This was probably part of the grant of 300 acres beyond the Alewife River made him by the General Court of Massachusetts in 1638. William's will also profided that two-thirds of any estate in England and Massachusetts, due his wife, be used for their children's welfare. 4

Children of William Spencer and Agnes Harris

Citations

  1. [S94] Nathaniel Goodwin, Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Page 310.
  2. [S122] Robert Charles Anderson Great Migration.
  3. [S335] Charles William Manwaring, Manwaring.
  4. [S685] Chet Leo Spencer, "William Spencer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 25 March 2009.

John Slater

Child of John Slater and Abiah Gillet

Rebecca Newberry

d. October 1718
     Rebecca Newberry married Deacon Samuel Marshall. Rebecca Newberry died in October 1718.

Benjah Bissell1

b. 30 June 1671, d. before 1697
     Died, unmarried, before his father. Benjah Bissell was born on 30 June 1671 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Samuel Bissell and Abigail Holcombe. Benjah Bissell died before 1697 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Citations

  1. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John issell, Page 11/Item 3-28.

John Birge

b. 1689
     John Birge was born in 1689. He was the son of Daniel Birge and Abigail Gillet.

Cornelius Birge1

b. 1694, d. 1763
     Children are listed in the Bolton Church records. Cornelius Birge was born in 1694. He was the son of Daniel Birge and Abigail Gillet. Cornelius Birge married Sarah Loomis, daughter of Thomas Loomis and Hannah Porter, on 8 February 1723. Cornelius Birge died in 1763.

Children of Cornelius Birge and Sarah Loomis

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 32.

Esther Birge1

b. 1697, d. 1748
     Bates states Ebenezer Moore married Tabitha Phelps in 1739. Esther Birge was born in 1697. She was the daughter of Daniel Birge and Abigail Gillet. Esther Birge married Ebenezer Moore, son of John Moore and Abigail Strong, in 1733. Esther Birge died in 1748.

Children of Esther Birge and Ebenezer Moore

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. I:Pg. 33.

Mary A. Chesnut1

b. circa 1781, d. circa 1844
     Mary A. Chesnut was born circa 1781 at Bath or Augusta Co., VA.1 She married Timothy Holcombe II, son of Timothy Holcombe and Elizabeth Griffin, on 22 October 1801 at Bath Co., VA.1 Mary A. Chesnut died circa 1844 at Bath Co., VA.1

Children of Mary A. Chesnut and Timothy Holcombe II

Citations

  1. [S721] Jim Schultz, "Timothy Holcomb," e-mail to Jame H. Holcombe, 19 December 2010.

Timothy Holcombe II1

b. 1780, d. 13 November 1858
     Timothy Holcombe II was born in 1780 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Timothy Holcombe and Elizabeth Griffin.1 Timothy Holcombe II married Mary A. Chesnut on 22 October 1801 at Bath Co., VA.1 Timothy Holcombe II died on 13 November 1858 at Braxton Co., VA.1

Timothy and Mary were enumerated in the 1850 Western District, Nicholas Co., VA, federal census. He was 69, she was 71. There was no one else in the household.

Children of Timothy Holcombe II and Mary A. Chesnut

Citations

  1. [S721] Jim Schultz, "Timothy Holcomb," e-mail to Jame H. Holcombe, 19 December 2010.