Effie May Holcombe

b. 24 September 1882, d. 1 December 1943
     Effie May Holcombe was born on 24 September 1882 at Northboro, Page Co., IA. She was the daughter of Isaac Newton Holcombe and Mary Bojanquit Matteson. Effie May Holcombe died on 1 December 1943 at age 61.

William Horace Holcombe

b. 7 March 1886, d. 9 May 1976
     William Horace Holcombe was born on 7 March 1886 at Northboro, Page Co., IA.1 He was the son of Isaac Newton Holcombe and Mary Bojanquit Matteson. William Horace Holcombe died on 9 May 1976 at NE at age 90.1

In early years Billy taught several terms of rural school, then became a rural mail carrier, first delivering the mail by motorcycle, later by car. Later occupations included farmin, owning a confectionary and tobacco store, served as county clerk six years, was bookkeeper for Youngblood Motor Co., and was district clerk for the state highway commission. For over 30 years he was an official weather observer for the US.2

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 513-10-2833.
  2. [S341] Rawlins Co. Genealogical Society, Rawlins Co. KS.

Mary Ross Matthews

b. 7 January 1879, d. 19 September 1928
     Mary Ross Matthews was born on 7 January 1879 at Bath, Mason Co., IL. She was the daughter of William Alexander Matthews and Caroline Edingber Houston. Mary Ross Matthews married Charles Ingersol Holcombe, son of Isaac Newton Holcombe and Mary Bojanquit Matteson, on 25 November 1896 at Beaver City, NE. Mary Ross Matthews died on 19 September 1928 at Rexburg, Madison Co., ID, at age 49. She was buried on 21 September 1928 at Teton Cemetary, Teton City, Fremont Co., ID.

Children of Mary Ross Matthews and Charles Ingersol Holcombe

John W. Holcombe

b. circa 1847
     John W. Holcombe was born circa 1847 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Chester Holcombe and Caroline Hoxie. John W. Holcombe married Philinda Rattay circa 1874.

Philinda Rattay

b. 18 January 1854, d. 1932
     Philinda Rattay was born on 18 January 1854 at Canada. She married John W. Holcombe, son of Chester Holcombe and Caroline Hoxie, circa 1874. Philinda Rattay died in 1932.

Hezekiah Goodwin

b. 21 September 1789, d. 10 January 1873
     Hezekiah Goodwin was born on 21 September 1789 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Joseph Goodwin and Hannah Olmsted.2 Hezekiah Goodwin married Emily Pratt, daughter of Eliab Pratt and Dorcas Williams, on 11 September 1811.1 Hezekiah Goodwin died on 10 January 1873 at age 83.3

Child of Hezekiah Goodwin and Emily Pratt

Citations

  1. [S267] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins, Page 602, Item 1062.
  2. [S267] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins, Page 584, Item 1035.
  3. [S267] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins, Pagae 602, Item 1062.

Emily Pratt

b. 21 December 1793, d. 28 July 1877
     Emily Pratt was born on 21 December 1793 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Eliab Pratt and Dorcas Williams. Emily Pratt married Hezekiah Goodwin, son of Joseph Goodwin and Hannah Olmsted, on 11 September 1811.2 Emily Pratt died on 28 July 1877 at age 83.3

Child of Emily Pratt and Hezekiah Goodwin

Citations

  1. [S267] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins, Page 1062.
  2. [S267] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins, Page 602, Item 1062.
  3. [S267] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins, Page 602.

William H. Crow1

b. 1 September 1815, d. 20 May 1885
     William married four times and had (at least) eight children. According to Seth's book the last five are recorded in the Wake County Superior Court, and Anna and Edmund are mentioned in Nannie Burwell's will, thus identifying the last three as her children. The mother(s) of the first five is unknown.

From the News and Observer Thursday, May 21, 1885, Raleigh, NC:

A TERRIBLE OCCURRENCE
Suicide of Mr. William H. Crow

W. H. Crow, Esq., one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Raleigh, had for some days been suffering from derangement of mind. Tuesday evening he was missed. A vigorous search was at once initiated, with the result that the dead body of the unfortunate gentleman was found yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock in a ravine back of Capt. R. H. Brooks' residence, and southwest of Oakwood Cemetery, the case evidently being on eof suicide with a newly purchased pistol. Mr. Crow left home at 4:30. Mr. C. C. Crow, his son, went after him, thinking he had gone to his office. This was not the case. He went into Brewster's and purchased a new 32 calibre revolver and three cartridges. When found he was lying between two small ditches and near a clump of willows. He had apparently kneeled, and placing the revolver near his right temple and fired. the ball penetrated the head at about the level of the eye, and apparently caused instant death as there was no evidence of a struggle. Mr. Crow had fallen backward with his knees bent under this body. His hands had fallen by his side and the revolver lay upon his breast. He was dressed in a suit of black and wore a gray beaver. His clothing was wet with the heavy rain which had fallen in the early morning. The body was found by a little colored boy. The remains were taken in charge by the chief of police, the county physician and an undertaker and at 11 a.m. taken to his residence, corner of Halifax and East Jones streets.

It is not known at what hour the suicide was committed. There were many searching parties out, and all parts of the city and its suburbs were examined. At 10 o'clock persons living near the scene heard a pistol shot, but paid no particular attention to it. At about 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning the chief of police and some searchers heard another shot, while in that vicinity.

It is very difficult to trace Mr. Crow's movements after purchasing the revolver. When buying the weapon he asked the clerk in the hardware store if it would kill a rat. The clerk laughingly replied that it would kill two if it hit them. Mr. Crow had three long cartridges put i the pistol, and then said he would try the weapon and if he liked it he would pay for it the next day. The clerk, like the general public, knew nothing of Mr. Crow's insanity. It appears that after leaving the store, Mr. Crow went on West Hargett street and afterwards went to Blount street. He was seen on that street, near East Edenton, about 6:30, and at 7 o'clock Rev. C. t. Bailey saw him near the Second Presbyterian church. The next time he was seen alive was just after 7 o'clock, when he was observed looking over the fence at Bishop Lyman's lawn. He must have gone along North street to the place where his body was found. Just before 8 o'clock a negro woman saw him near the spot where his body was afterwards found. Neither of these facts nor the purchase of the pistol was known until yesterday morning. The spot is about 100 feet from North East street. Near by is a stone wall,which is at the east of what was once Lovejoy's grove. There is a high fence there. The spot where the body was found is in a clover field. A line of willows marks the source of the branch which has its source near Lovejoy's grove and empties near the main gate of the cemetery. The spot is due est from the place where Lt. Walsh was executed by Kilpatrick's order.

It is thought that the suicide was committed about tea time, say 8 o'clock, though some persons think it was done after midnight. the searchers went to the fence, but it was so high that they thought Mr. Crow, feeble as he was, could not have climbed over it. It appears evident that he must have climbed this fence before dark. His shoes were not dusty as would have been the case, if he had wandered a great distance around the suburbs. His movements when seen on the streets in the evening were very erratic, he appearing undecided as to where he sould go, turning back after going a short way on one street and going in another direction. The place, chosen for the suicide was quite out of the way, yet public in a sense. He had hung his umbrella by its curved handle to a bough of one of the overhanging willow trees. He must have kneeled and fired, as he had toppled over quietly backwards. His clothing was not deranged. His watch was in his pocket. His hat had tipped backwards, and was caught by the back of the brim between his head and the earth. The wound in the temple was as large as a man's thumb. From it the blood had fallen on the ground, and partially coagulated. The loss of blood was not all that great.

It came to be known yesterday by the public that the attempt at suicide was the second one made. One was previously made with a razor, which was frustrated and the weapon was taken from him. His mind was entirely unhinged. He had a fancy that his business affairs were involved, and his answers to questions were such as to show that he was deranged. He had been closely watched for some time.

Dr. McKee yesterday, as county physician, made a post mortem examination of the body. He found that the bullet from the pistol (which had been held so near the temple that the side of the head was badly powder-burned) had penetrated the brain and that death must have been nearly if not quite instantaneous.

Mr. Crow was general agent of the AEtna Live Insurance Company. His business affairs are not thought to be in any wise embarrassed. He was a man of means.

Mr. Crow was 70 years of age. He was born in the city of New Haven, connecticut and when he was an infant his parents moved to Louisburg, in this state. Fifty-five years ago he came to Raleigh and was employed as a clerk by the late B. B. Smith. For a number of years he lived in Petersburg, Va. He had resided here for about twenty-five years. He was a prominent member and an elder of the First Presbyterian church. A year ago he had an attack of paralysis and since then his health had failed. some weeks ago he had an attack of sickenss. Under these strains his mind had given way, weakening greatly in the past few days.

The suicide of Mr. Crow was the topic of conversation yesterday. It caused general sadness among all classes of people, who felt the loss of a good citizen, whose position here for year had been prominent and who had been earnest in doing good. Mr. Crow had always devoted himself to his business and as the manager of the oldest agency in the state had amassed large means. He never took an active part in political life, nor was he what might be called prominent in public life, but he was so excellent in judgment and so competent an adviser that he was directly or indirectly interested in many matters looking to the advancement of Raleigh and the State. He presided over the first meeting called to organize the exposition. He was thoroughly earnest in all his business work,m and in his church affairs was equally devoted. He filled the measure of good citizenship. such a man as he is at once missed and regretted.

It is said that Mr. Crow had only $20,000 insurance on his life. A note was found in his pocket dated May 12, in which he bequeathed all his property to his wife.

Mr. Crow was four times married, his last marriage being to Miss Nannie Burwell, eldest daughter of Rev. Robert Burwel, D.D., of this city. He leaves eight children. The funeral services will be held form the First Presbyterian church at 4 this afternoon.

William H. Crow was born on 1 September 1815 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. He was the son of Shubel Crow and Harriet Holcombe. William H. Crow married an unknown person. He married an unknown person. He married Nannie R. Burwell. William H. Crow died on 20 May 1885 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, at age 69. He was buried on 21 May 1885 at Oakwood Cemetery; Heck Section, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

Children of William H. Crow

Children of William H. Crow and Harriet D. Bunting

Children of William H. Crow and Nannie R. Burwell

Citations

  1. [S75] Holcombe. Seth P., Phineas Holcomb, Page 10.

Clinton Crow

     Clinton Crow was the son of Shubel Crow and Harriet Holcombe.

Harriet Crow

     Harriet Crow was the daughter of Shubel Crow and Harriet Holcombe.

Nannie R. Burwell

d. 1896
     Nannie R. Burwell married William H. Crow, son of Shubel Crow and Harriet Holcombe. Nannie R. Burwell died in 1896.

Children of Nannie R. Burwell and William H. Crow

Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe

b. 25 August 1856, d. 9 April 1935
South Sparta Burial Grounds
photo by Lois Kelly Cocanougher
     Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe was born on 25 August 1856 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN. She was the daughter of Daniel Kellogg Holcombe and Julia Ann Oliver. Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe married William Andrew Eister Adams, son of David Adams and Magdalena Wilhelm, on 25 March 1875.1 Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe died on 9 April 1935 at Milan, IN, at age 78. She was buried at South Sparta Cemetery, IN.

Mary and William were enumerated in the 1880 Sparta Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, federal census, ED 52, page 26B. He was a farmer, age 29, born in PA (father born in Germany); she was 25. Children in the household, all born in Indiana, were John 4, and Helen 9/12.

Children of Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe and William Andrew Eister Adams

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

William Andrew Eister Adams

b. 7 November 1850, d. 1 March 1936
South Sparta Burial Grounds
photo by Lois Kelly Cocanougher
     William Andrew Eister Adams was born on 7 November 1850 at Westmoreland City, Westmoreland Co., PA. He was the son of David Adams and Magdalena Wilhelm. William Andrew Eister Adams married Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe, daughter of Daniel Kellogg Holcombe and Julia Ann Oliver, on 25 March 1875.1 William Andrew Eister Adams died on 1 March 1936 at age 85. He was buried at South Sparta Cemetery, IN.

Children of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.

Martha Monsell Holcombe

b. 12 August 1865
     Martha Monsell Holcombe was born on 12 August 1865 at IN.1,2 She was the daughter of Daniel Kellogg Holcombe and Julia Ann Oliver. Martha Monsell Holcombe died on 12 April 1883 at age 17.

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Daniel Rufus Holcombe

b. 29 January 1853, d. 18 January 1916
Rufus Daniel Jr., Sr., Beulah, Ruhama (Lamb), and Mildred Holcombe
     Daniel Rufus Holcombe was born on 29 January 1853 at IN.1,2 He was the son of Daniel Kellogg Holcombe and Julia Ann Oliver. Daniel Rufus Holcombe married Ella Eveline Burroughs on 4 July 1872 at Ripley Co., IN.1 Daniel Rufus Holcombe married Ruhama Louisa Lamb, daughter of John Tilford Lamb and Abigail Osborn, on 1 August 1900 at El Dorado, Butler Co, KS.1 Daniel Rufus Holcombe died on 18 January 1916 at Cogar, Caddo Co., OK, at age 62. He was buried at Hazel Dell Cemetery, Grady Co., OK.3

Daniel moved to Kansas.

He was enumerated in the 1900 Douglass Twp., Butler Co., KS, federal census, ED 8, page 7A. He was widowed and the following children were in the household: a son, born April 1878(9) in Indiana, Warren L., age 16, Ira W. age 13, and Lara age 9.

Daniel and Ruhama were enumerated in the 1910 Lone Rock, Caddo Co., OK, federal census, ED 70, page 4B. He was a farmer, age 57; she was 38; it was the second marriage for both. Children in the household were Daniel 8 born in KS, Mildred 4 born in OK, and Beulah born in OK.

Ruhama, a widow, was enumerated in the 1920 Lone Rock, Caddo Co., OK, federal census, ED 67, page 3A. She was 48, born in Indiana. Children in the household were Mildred 14, Beula 10, and Daniel, 18.

Children of Daniel Rufus Holcombe and Ella Eveline Burroughs

Children of Daniel Rufus Holcombe and Ruhama Louisa Lamb

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S398] Edyth Beula Holcomb Sargent, e-mail.

Nancy Elizabeth Holcombe

b. 11 March 1846, d. 5 February 1884
     Nancy Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 11 March 1846 at IN.1,2 She was the daughter of Daniel Kellogg Holcombe and Julia Ann Oliver. Nancy Elizabeth Holcombe died on 5 February 1884 at age 37.3

The record of their marriage is in the Jackson Co., IN, Marriage Record Index, Book G, page 269.

Nancy and her husband had four children.

Citations

  1. [S397] Rufus Holcombe.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S398] Edyth Beula Holcomb Sargent, e-mail.

Sarah Delilah Holcombe

b. 25 November 1849, d. 25 August 1928
     Sarah Delilah Holcombe was born on 25 November 1849 at IN.1,2 She was the daughter of Daniel Kellogg Holcombe and Julia Ann Oliver. Sarah Delilah Holcombe died on 25 August 1928 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, at age 78.3

Sarah signed a will on 30 April 1921 in Marion Co., IN, leaving parts of her estate to Laura Ellison, her niece, John E. Barth, her nephew, John M. Wilson, her nephew, and Mary Adams, her sister. William G. White was named executor.

The "Application for Letters Testamentary" filed on 30 April 1929 by William G. White listed her date of death as 26 August 1928. It indicated that she had been a resident of Ripley Co. IN, at or immediately previous to her death.

It is perhaps this Sarah enumerated in the 1920 Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, federal census, ED 175, page 3B. She was 68. Also in the household was W. Lynn Adams, her nephew, son of Mary Jane Eleanor (Holcomb) Adams.

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S398] Edyth Beula Holcomb Sargent, e-mail.

Amanda Ann Holcombe

b. 5 December 1858, d. 10 April 1901
     Amanda Ann Holcombe was born on 5 December 1858 at IN.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Kellogg Holcombe and Julia Ann Oliver. Amanda Ann Holcombe died on 10 April 1901 at age 42.2

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S398] Edyth Beula Holcomb Sargent, e-mail.

John Quincy Adams

b. 23 March 1876, d. 28 October 1944
     John Quincy Adams was born on 23 March 1876 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN. He was the son of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe. John Quincy Adams married Lucy Ann Hartley on 11 March 1903 at Baptist Parsonage, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co, IN. John Quincy Adams died on 28 October 1944 at age 68. He was buried at Moores Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN.

Helen Adams

b. 29 August 1879, d. 22 May 1968
     Helen Adams was born on 29 August 1879 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe. Helen Adams married George Edward Kelly, son of John Harvey Kelly and Elmira Craven, on 28 August 1902 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN; in the Family Parlor. Helen Adams died on 22 May 1968 at Milan, Ripley Co., IN, at age 88; of cancer. She was buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Dearborn Co., IN.

George and Helen moved to their own farm when their sons Lowell and Jim were young boys, prior to starting school. This farm was less than a mile from theJohn H.Kelly family farm,(George's father with whom they lived after marriage) a farm which straddled the county line between Ripley and Dearborn Counties.George and Helen'smail route came out of Dillsboro, hence the official Dillsboro address. Dillsboro is in Dearborn County. Their farm was in Ripley County.



George E. and Helen were enumerated in the 1910 Washington, Ripley Co., IN, federal census. He was a farmer, age 35, she was 30. Children in the household were Lowell P. 6, and James E. 5.

George E. and Hellen were enumerated in the 1920 Washington, Ripley Co., IN, federal census. He was a farmer, age 45, she was 40. Children in the household were Lowell 16, Ellis 15, and Myron 4 years 11 months.

George E. and Helen were enumerated in the 1930 Washington, Ripley Co., IN, federal census. He was a farmer age 55, she was 50. Children in the household were James E. 24, and Myron 15.

George and Helen both died in Ripley County.

Children of Helen Adams and George Edward Kelly

Cordelle Adams

b. 4 September 1881, d. 11 June 1966
     Cordelle Adams was born on 4 September 1881 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe. Cordelle Adams died on 11 June 1966 at Seymour, IN, at age 84.

Katherine Adams

b. 1 July 1888, d. 23 December 1964
     Katherine Adams was born on 1 July 1888 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe. Katherine Adams died on 23 December 1964 at age 76.

Mary Leah Adams

b. 19 January 1892, d. 10 April 1980
     Mary Leah Adams was born on 19 January 1892 at IN. She was the daughter of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe. Mary Leah Adams died on 10 April 1980 at age 88.

William Lynn Adams

b. 30 January 1897, d. 31 July 1955
     William Lynn Adams was born on 30 January 1897 at IN. He was the son of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe. William Lynn Adams died on 31 July 1955 at Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, at age 58.

Fern Oletha Adams

b. 21 February 1899, d. circa 1903
     Fern Oletha Adams was born on 21 February 1899 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe. Fern Oletha Adams died circa 1903.

Lucy Ann Hartley

d. 25 January 1935
     Lucy Ann Hartley married John Quincy Adams, son of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe, on 11 March 1903 at Baptist Parsonage, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co, IN. Lucy Ann Hartley died on 25 January 1935. She was buried at Moores Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN.

George Edward Kelly

b. 3 September 1874, d. 24 July 1949
     George Edward Kelly was born on 3 September 1874. He was the son of John Harvey Kelly and Elmira Craven. George Edward Kelly married Helen Adams, daughter of William Andrew Eister Adams and Mary Jane Eleanor Holcombe, on 28 August 1902 at Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN; in the Family Parlor. George Edward Kelly died on 24 July 1949 at home, Ripley Co., IN, at age 74; of tuberculosis. He was buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Dearborn Co., IN.

Children of George Edward Kelly and Helen Adams

Anna R Crow

b. 7 December 1872
     Anna R Crow was born on 7 December 1872 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. She was the daughter of William H. Crow and Nannie R. Burwell.

Edmund B. Crow

b. 18 August 1874
     Edmund B. Crow was born on 18 August 1874 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. He was the son of William H. Crow and Nannie R. Burwell.

Harriet H. Crow

b. 27 April 1877
     Harriet H. Crow was born on 27 April 1877 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. She was the daughter of William H. Crow and Nannie R. Burwell.

Robert B. Crow

b. 7 May 1868
     Robert B. Crow was born on 7 May 1868 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. He was the son of William H. Crow and Harriet D. Bunting.

William H. Crow

b. 24 October 1870
     William H. Crow was born on 24 October 1870 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. He was the son of William H. Crow and Harriet D. Bunting.

John E. Crow

     John E. Crow was the son of William H. Crow. John E. Crow lived in 1885 at Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

Clinton Calvin Crow

     Clinton Calvin Crow was the son of William H. Crow. Clinton Calvin Crow lived in 1885 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

Delano H. Crow

     Delano H. Crow was the son of William H. Crow. Delano H. Crow lived in 1885 at Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

Samuel McTeer Slaughter

b. 1 March 1879, d. 24 January 1945
     Samuel McTeer Slaughter married Mary Helen Mills. Samuel McTeer Slaughter was born on 1 March 1879. He died on 24 January 1945 at age 65.

Child of Samuel McTeer Slaughter and Mary Helen Mills

Mary Helen Mills

b. 18 May 1884, d. 2 October 1967
     Mary Helen Mills married Samuel McTeer Slaughter. Mary Helen Mills was born on 18 May 1884. She died on 2 October 1967 at age 83.

Child of Mary Helen Mills and Samuel McTeer Slaughter