Jon K. Holcombe
Island NY 13640-3129
Jenifer (Holcombe) Soykan
NOTES and BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THIS SITE
This site is about the genealogy of John Holcombe who died in
England. His widow Sarah remarried and she and their children came to Philadelphia in 1700.
They were Quakers and their early history is preserved in early records of
the Friends. Presented here are those descendants
as known to the compiler. In addition to the descendants, there are
pages of history, pictures of places past, and a review of the Holcombe-Jimison
Eight generations, starting with John Holcombe and his
wife Sarah Scott, are listed on separate pages. The viewer is
invited to read these pages, which have not been
updated since November 2002 and will be updated when more information has
been entered. As noted below, a current searchable database is
linked to this site. A search engine for this site is provided.
The better alternative is to use the link below to go to a fully searchable database
we uploaded to World Connect to compliment this site. Except between
uploads, the data is the same, but additional text files are found on this
site, with the additional commentary. Click on the following link to
go to the:
This database was last updated April
15, 2011 and has more than 10,900 entries with sources.
THE SUBJECT: JOHN HOLCOMBE
Most of the descendants came from
son John B. Holcombe who eventually settled in the Town of Amwell,
Hunterdon County, New Jersey. His early home is now preserved as
part of the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum at Lambertville, New Jersey.
A home he later built nearby about 1740 is still occupied by
descendants and was used by Gen. George Washington as his
headquarters. It was then owned by Richard Holcombe, his son.
Everyone is invited to
send additional or correcting information to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLCOMBE DNA PROJECT
DNA has now become a viable tool for
genealogy. The Holcombe Project is located at familytreedna.com
and the present results are given in table form. This is for male
descendants bearing the Holcomb(e) surname. It is a test of the Y
More individuals are needed to
participate so that discreet Holcombe lines can be established. The
process is quite easy. One contacts Familytree.com and requests a
kit that consists of three swabs that look like tooth brushes. There
is a cost starting at $149 for a 12 marker test. More information is
at familytree.com. I
would appreciate an email from anyone who is or has considered
participating. There is an important need to have more males with
the Holcombe surname to contribute.
|THOMAS HOLCOMBE of Connecticut
The descendants of John and Sarah
(Scott) Holcombe were not the only
ones of that surname to come to the new world. Earlier in 1630,
Thomas Holcombe came to New England and settled in Connecticut. A
most excellent site has been developed by James Holcombe at which Jim has
detailed much research about the Holcombes and the descendants of
Thomas. Special thanks to Jim for allowing use of the Holcombe
Crest in the upper left hand pages of this site.
Interested researchers can access the Thomas Holcombe site
for the Connecticut branch at:
There are a number of Holcombes of the Virginia line that
started sometime in the 1680s and spread throughout the south.
Hopefully an energetic researcher will review and add to the data in
McPherson, and add a research site with the results. If anyone is
interested in pursuing this, I am more than glad to help. Some
recent DNA evidence indicates a close relationship.
|THE HOLCOMBE-JIMISON FARMSTEAD MUSEUM
Be sure to check out our page honoring the the Museum located
where John Holcombe first lived at Lambertville, New Jersey. Just
click on the museum link on the sidebar of any page of this site.
See the Museum page for the events schedule
|OUR OTHER FAMILY RESEARCH
This kind of research is often called genealogy and family
history without distinction. However, here the attempt is to provide
a genealogy in the sense of the tracing of the descendants of
a particular line. This compiler is also interested in our family
history and that may be found at another site in which the historical
perspective is from that of our parents. That site can be accessed
March 25, 2002
Last modified May 31, 2011