Jon K. Holcombe
Island NY 13640-3129
Jenifer (Holcombe) Soykan
born of Stogumber, England, married Sep 11 1675, in Quaker Meeting, County
Devon, England, Sarah SCOTT
, born Dulverton or Tiverton, Devon, England, died aft 1726,
emigrated to America with John Hurford.
John died bef 1700, England. Said
to be the son of Richard and Sarah (Holme) Holcombe according to papers in
the Hunterdon County Historical Society, Flemington NJ Following are 2
excerpts from the Holcombe book by Jesse Seaver. Excerpt from THE HOLCOMB
(E) GENEALOGY; ..., by Jesse Seaver, American Historical- genealogical
Society (Philadelphia, 1925). Lib Cong CS71 .H725.
The backbone of this genealogical study is
the work done 60 years ago: Elizabeth Weir McPherson, THE HOLCOMBES NATION
BUILDERS (Self Publ: 1947); Republished by Higginson and online at
Heritage Quest. It has been augmented, and in a few cases corrected,
from numerous sources and contributors. This is an ongoing study and
a fully searchable database is online as referenced on the homepage.
While the English ancestry of this line is limited to John who
married Sarah Scott, the will of Thomas Holme who migrated to Pennsylvania
in early Penn days, listed daughter Sarah who stayed in England. Thomas
Holme, by this will dated Dec 10, 1694, left a portion of his estate
"to the children of Richard Holcombe by his daughter Sarah."
Whether there is a relation or not, it shows another early Holcombe
connection to Quaker Pennsylvania that might be a research lead.
born Aug 3 1676, died bef
born May 4 1678, prob
Tiverton, Devonshire England, Juliann
came to America with her family.
John B. HOLCOMBE
born May 29 1680, died bef 1682.
born Mar 20 1682.
born Jul 3 1684, Tiverton,
married abt 1712, in announced intention on Mar 6, 1712, Other: at Falls's
Meeting, Buckingham, Bucks Co,[ii]
, died Jan 30 1761, Philadelphia County PA.[iii]
Jacob died Jun 30 1748, Bucks County PA,[iv]
buried: Friend's Burying Grd, Lahaska, Bucks PA,
one son Thomas and seven daughters.
Jacob purchased lands on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware
River, opposite his brother John's lands.
He served as a coexecutor of John's will and was very involved in
the early Friends Meetings and served as one of the first ministers at
Buckingham. (Davis, p. 272)
states Jacob took up 1200 acres in Solebury and later received a patent on
April 12, 1712 for 500 acres. He
was one of the heads of the Buckingham meeting. Jacob also served on a
jury to lay out a road to Philadelphia. (Davis, Vol II, p. 248) Mary:
Mary's will, signed January 23, 1761, codicil January 26, 1761, mentions
most of her daughters, the son having predeceased her.
One of the witnesses was a Samuel Hurford, probably a
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The HOLCOMBES, Nation Builders, by Mrs Lewin D. McPherson, 1947
B-5 Mentioned in numerous sources as the brother of John
Holcombe, the emigrant 241-2, 287
Davis, William W. H., HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANNIA Vol
III, The Lewis Publishing Company, New York 1905 (found in NEHGS
library) p. 321
Collections of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol V
(Philadelphia, 1894). Found
at Spruance Library, Doylestown PA. pp. 381-2
Index of Bucks Co Wills and Administration by Williams &
Williams, Danboro PA 1971 shows will of Jacob Holcombe in 1748,
proceeding # 597.