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5.     John B. HOLCOMBE Jr. (1.John1) b. Mar 20 1682, England,[i] ref: B-4, occupation Farmer, m. Apr 28 1707, Elizabeth WOOLRICH , b. 1683, of Abington PA (presently Montgomery Co), (daughter of Thomas WOOLRICH JR. and Sarah COSSINET ) d. Jan 30 1761.  John died Aug    1743, buried: Friend's Burying Grd, Lahaska, Bucks PA.[ii]


            7.      i      John HOLCOMBE III. b. bef 1711, Lambertville, Hunterdon County NJ, ref: B-4-1, d. in infancy.

        +  8.      ii     Samuel b. 1711.

        +  9.      iii    Grace b. aft 1711.

            10.    iv    Mary HOLCOMBE b. Lambertville, Hunterdon County NJ, ref: B-4-4, m. 1750, in Certificate granted at Buckingham MM, Samuel FURMAN ,  of Morris County NJ.  Mary  many children, fl in Sussex Co NJ 1783.[iii]

        +  11.    v     Julia Ann b. bef 1726.

        +  12.    vi    Richard b. Mar 10 1726.


6.     Jacob HOLCOMBE (1.John1) b. Jul  3 1684, Tiverton, Devonshire, England,[iv] ref: B-5, m. 1712, in announced intention on Mar 6, 1712,[v]  at Falls's Meeting, Buckingham, Bucks Co,[vi] Mary WOOLRIDGE , (daughter of Thomas WOOLRICH JR. and Sarah COSSINET ) d. Jan 30 1761, Philadelphia County PA.[vii]  Jacob died Jun 30 1748, Bucks County PA,[viii] buried: Friend's Burying Grd, Lahaska, Bucks PA,  McPherson, pp. 287 ff.


        +  13.    i      Mary b. Feb 29 1719.

            14.    ii     Sarah HOLCOMBE ref: B-5-2, m. Jul  6 1736, Thomas LEWIS .

        +  15.    iii    Rebecca .

        +  16.    iv    Thomas b. 1720.

            17.    v     Elizabeth HOLCOMBE ref: B-5-5, m. Apr 13 1745, in at Philadelphia Mtg (Hinshaw Rec), Joseph HOLLOWELL II. , also known as: HALLOWELL (son of Joseph HOLLOWELL )  Hinshaw record says son of John.

            18.    vi    Susanna HOLCOMBE ref: B-5-6, m. John VanDUREN ,  of Gwynedd.

            19.    vii   Hannah HOLCOMBE ref: B-5-7.

            20.    viii   Sophia HOLCOMBE ref: B-5-8.


[i]  Elizabeth Weir McPherson, THE HOLCOMBES NATION BUILDERS (Self Publ: 1947); Republished by Higginson. 241-243

[ii]  The PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE of History and Biography, Vol. XLIV, Philadelphia, 1920, p. 163 Article by Richmond C. Holcomb. Also cited in Mary Alice Henke, HOLCOMBE-DOANE-HENKE FAMILY HISTORY, Vol I, (avail Box 351, Enders NB 69027

[iii]  History of HUNTERDON AND SOMERSET Counties, NJ, by Snell, Phil 1881.  States that Mary married Samuel Furman.

[iv]  The HOLCOMBES, Nation Builders, by Mrs Lewin D. McPherson, 1947   B-5 Mentioned in numerous sources as the brother of John Holcombe, the emigrant Quaker Meeting Record, Dulverton England, courtesy of Walter Holcombe, IA 241-2, 287

[v]  Eastburn Reeder, Early Settlers of SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP Bucks County Pa., 2nd Ed. (Append listing of Marriages, Bucks Co Gen Soc Newsletter: No 78, Winter 2002) "Jacob Holcomb and Mary Woolridge, 1712" p. 1

[vi]  Davis, William W. H., HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANNIA Vol III, The Lewis Publishing Company, New York 1905 (found in NEHGS library) p. 321

[vii]  Collections of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol V (Philadelphia, 1894).  Found at Spruance Library, Doylestown PA. pp. 381-2

[viii]  Index of Bucks Co Wills and Administration by Williams & Williams, Danboro PA 1971 shows will of Jacob Holcombe in 1748, proceeding # 597.

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