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bullet Jacob Holcomb (9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel II Holcomb and Martha Buell.


bullet Jennie M. Holcomb(9) was born in 1872.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Newell Holcomb and Sarah Montgomery.

She was married to John Clark .


bullet John Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss.


bullet Johnathan Holcomb(9) died young.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Thomas Holcomb and Elizabeth Ferguson.


bullet Johnathan Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss.


bullet Johnathon Holcomb(9) was born in 1792 in Granby, Hartford, Conneticut. Taken from "The Holcombs Nation Builders, their biographies, genealogies and pedigrees. , Washington DC: McPherson, 1947, P. 108-109

Jonathan Holcomb (1792-1975) was born in Granby, CT and moved with his parents from Granby to Franklin County VT in 1796. They lived on Isle La Motte In Lake Champlain where Jonathan married Electa Clark in 1817. Jonathan was know as "General" Holcomb on account of his services in the War of 1812.

He was a sailor on Lake Champlain for 13 years. In 1833 he was living on North Hero Island, Grand Isle County VT in Lake Champlain. Around 1833 the Holcomb family moved to St. Lawrence County, NY and in 1835 to a farm on the Saranac River near Plattsburgh, Clinton Cy, NY. in the Lake Champlain vicinity

After Electa Clark Holcomb died in 1846, Jonathan went west to Jo Daviess County, IL and settled in Elizabeth, where he worked as a cooper and jeweler. His sons, Newell, Alonzo, Henry and William Austin had previously come to Illinois. His daughter, Electa Ann remained in New York with friends. His daughter Lydia had married Lorenzo Hopkins in 1845 and was living in Elizabeth, IL in 1852. His son, Asa, came to Jo Daviess Co. in 1847.

In 1849 Jonathan married Sarah Guthry Stinnet. he spent the remainder of his life in Jo Daviess Co. He was a Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From "Stratton, History, Town of Isle LaMotte, VT

Jonathan and brother Amos Jr. were listed as privates in the 1813 Isle La Motte Militia Moster Roll, page 50.

In 1821 he was listed as having 10 acres in Vineyard valued at 80 cents. page 30. He died on 6 APR 1875 in Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Il.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Amos A. Holcomb and Mary Hall.

He was married to Electa Clark on 19 JUN 1817 in Isle Lamott, Grand Isle, VT. Children were: Newell Holcomb, Lydia Augusta Holcomb, Asa Holcomb, Henry Holcomb, Alonzo Holcomb, William Austin Holcomb, Electa Ann Holcomb, Reuben Holcomb, Baby Holcomb, Melinda Holcomb, Clarinda Holcomb.

He was married to Sarah Guthry on 29 JUL 1849 in Jo Daviess Co., Ill..


bullet Joseph Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb and Thankful Hayes.


bullet Joshua HOLCOMB(5) was born on 27 SEP 1640 in Windsor, Hartford, CT. He was christened on 27 SEP 1640 in Windsor, Hartford, CT. He died on 17 AUG 1690 in Simsbury, Hartford, CT. He was buried on 1 DEC 1690. He has Ancestral File number 3GLN-SS. Researcher: Aaron Porter aaporter@juno.com Parents: Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Ferguson.


bullet Joshua Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Thomas Holcomb and Elizabeth Ferguson.


bullet Judah Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel II Holcomb and Martha Buell.


bullet Lucy Holcomb(9) was born in 1799 in Franklin, Vt.. She died on 10 SEP 1871 in Isle La Mott, Grand Isle, VT.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Amos A. Holcomb and Mary Hall.


bullet Lulie Carr Holcomb(9) was born in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: William Austin Holcomb and Louise Carr.


bullet Lydia Augusta Holcomb(9) was born on 18 SEP 1822 in Alburgh.Grand Isle, Vt. She died on 14 JAN 1884 in Lansing, Allamakee County, Ia.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Johnathon Holcomb and Electa Clark.

She was married to Lorenzo Danforth Hopkins on 20 JUL 1845 in New York City, NY. Children were: Newell Henry Hopkins, Darius Presby Hopkins , Nathaniel Orville Hopkins, Rosina Mary Hopkins, Marcella Sophia Hopkins , Martha Louisa Hopkins, Eldora Medina Hopkins.


bullet Lydia Susie Holcomb(9) was born in Oakland, Alemeda Co., Ca..
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: William Austin Holcomb and Louise Carr.


bullet Mabel A. Holcomb(9) was born on 26 NOV 1878 in Woodbine Township, Jo Daviess, Co.. She died on 13 JUL 1904 in Jo Daviess Co., Illinois.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Newell Holcomb and Sarah Montgomery.

She was married to John Evans .


bullet Margaret Elizabeth Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss.


bullet Maria L. Holcomb(9) was born in 1847 in JoDaviess Co. Ill..
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Newell Holcomb and Louisa Kellog.


bulletMartha HOLCOMB(5) was born on 15 FEB 1701/2 in Simsbury, Hartford, CT. She died on 29 JAN 1725/26. She has Ancestral File number 8VKX-5J. Researcher: Aaron Porter aaporter@juno.com Parents: Nathaniel Holcombe and Martha Buell.


bullet Martha Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss.


bullet Martha Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel II Holcomb and Martha Buell.


bullet Martha Electa Holcomb(9) was born in DEC 1847 in Jo Daviess Co., Ill.. She died in FEB 1924.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Asa Holcomb and Martha Adelaide Bates.

She was married to John Martin Moore on 19 NOV 1867.


bullet Mary HOLCOMB(5) was born on 4 APR 1635 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. She died on 4 APR 1708 in CT. She was buried on 4 APR 1708. She has Ancestral File number 8Q6Z-J5. Researcher: Aaron Porter aaporter@juno.com Parents: Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Ferguson.


bullet Mary Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Thomas Holcomb and Elizabeth Ferguson.


bullet Mary Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss.


bullet Mary Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel II Holcomb and Martha Buell.


bullet Mary (or Mercy) Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb and Thankful Hayes.


bullet MaryEtta (Ettie) Holcomb(9) was born on 1 JAN 1853 in Illinois. She died on 4 AUG 1929 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. She was buried in Iowa Falls, Iowa Cemetary.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Newell Holcomb and Nancy Crisse.

She was married to James Monroe Rankin on 16 FEB 1876 in Woodbine Township, Jo Davis Co., Ill. Children were: Minnie Leona Rankin, Effie Irene Rankin, William Monroe Rankin, Clara Luella Rankin, Delbert Leroy Rankin.


bullet Melinda Holcomb(9) was born in 1841 in Plattsburgh, Clinto Co., N.Y.. She died in Iowa.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Johnathon Holcomb and Electa Clark.


bullet Narcissa Holcomb(9) was born in 1851 in Jo Daviess Co., Ill.. She was adopted.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Alonzo Holcomb and Gulielma Way.

She was married to W. .H. Bowman .


bullet Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb(9) was born on 25 OCT 1696 in Simsbury, Hartford, Ct.. He died in 1782.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel II Holcomb and Martha Buell.

He was married to Thankful Hayes on 9 JAN 1717 in Simsbury? Hartford Co. Ct.. Children were: Hannah Holcomb, Nathaniel Holcomb, Ephraim Holcomb, Ruth Holcomb, Thankful Holcomb, Joseph Holcomb, Amos H. Holcomb, Elijah Holcomb, Ann Holcomb, Elizabeth Holcomb, Sarah Holcomb, Mary (or Mercy) Holcomb, Roger Holcomb.


bullet Nathaniel Holcomb(9) was born on 4 NOV 1648 in Poquonock, Windsor, Ct.. He died in MAR 1740 in Simsbury, Ct..
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Thomas Holcomb and Elizabeth Ferguson.

He was married to Mary Bliss on 27 FEB 1670 in Springfield, Hampden, CT. Children were: Nathaniel II Holcomb, Mary Holcomb, Johnathan Holcomb, John Holcomb, Esther Holcomb, Catherine Holcomb, Margaret Elizabeth Holcomb, Sarah Holcomb, Benjamin Holcomb, Martha Holcomb.

He was married to Sarah Owen (wife #2).


bullet Nathaniel Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb and Thankful Hayes.


bullet Nathaniel II Holcomb(9) was born on 11 JUN 1673 in Springfield, Hampden, Mass. He died on 29 SEP 1766 in Simsbury, Hartford, Ct..
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss.

He was married to Martha Buell on 1 NOV 1695 in Simsbury, Hartford, Ct.. Children were: Catherine Holcomb, Benjamin Holcomb, Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb, David Holcomb, Elizabeth Holcomb, Martha Holcomb, Judah Holcomb, Jacob Holcomb, Mary Holcomb, Sarah Holcomb, Peter Holcomb, Infant Holcomb.


bullet Nettie Holcomb(9) was born in 1860 in Jo Daviess Co., Ill..
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Alonzo Holcomb and Gulielma Way.

She was married to J. C. Wadington .


bullet Newell Holcomb(9) was born on 15 AUG 1819 in on the Isle of Mott, Lake Champlain, Grand Island Co. VT. Taken from "Portrait and Biographical Album - Jo Daviess County, Illinois" 1889

Newell Holcomb, an old settler of Jo Daviess County, is a true type of the noble hearted, intelligent, stalwart, resolute pioneers, whose interprise and energy have been prominent factors in developing the resources of this region and bring it to its present advanced state of civilization and wealth as one of the foremost counties of Northern Illinois. He has long been identified with the farming interests of this part of the State and his 270 acre farm, on sections 26 & 27, Woodbine Township, in point of cultivation and improvement, is considered one of the best in this locality. It is well-stocked, and his sleek and well-kept herd of graded Short-horns compare with the finest cattle in the township, and his Poland-China hogs are of a high grade and bring the best market prices.
Mr. Holcomb was born Aug. 15, 1819 on the Isle of Mott, in the waters of the beautiful Lake Champlain, in Grand Island County, Vt., and he was derived from good old New England stock. His father, Johathan Holcomb, was born near Burlington, Vt., and was for 13 years a sailor on Lake Champlain. He was also a cooper and jeweler by trade. He died at Nora, Jo Daviess Co., in the spring of 1875, rounding out an honorable life at an advanced age. He had settled in this county in 1845, as one of the pioneers. The maiden name of the mother of our subject was Electa Clark and she was a daughter of Truman and Affina (Wheeler) Clark, her mother having been a cousin of ex-Vice President Wheeler. There were 10 children in the subject's parents' family. Newell, our subject; Lydia, deceased; Asa, of Warren, Henry, of Storm Lake, Iowa; Alonzo, of Dakota, Il; William, of San Francisco, Cal.;Electa Ann, of Elizabeth; Reuben of Storm Lake, Iowa; Melinda, deceased; and Clarinda, of Red Oak, Iowa were twins. William, an extensive dealer in wheat, shipping it to Liverpool, is now very wealthy--he and his partners being worth $3,000,000. He went to California in 1851 on foot, a barefoot, penniless young man; on the way was taken sick and laid down on the ground in a brickyard to die; a kindly Samaritan picked him up, took care of him until his recovery. He then went to work with a will, and gradually built up his present fortune.
Our subject removed with his parents to Plattsburg, N.Y., when about 15 years old, and he was on the old battle-ground many times. Three years later they removed to St. Lawrence County, N. Y. , and in the fall of 1838 our subject came to Springfield, Ill., and in the following spring he walked from that city to Galena, carrying all his worldly possessions in two cotton handkerchiefs. When he arrived in Springfield he had seven bits in his pocket, and started for Galena, and that was his entire capital to start out in a new life. He soon found work in the employ of Judge Stone, on the Portage farm, at gardening, etc. in 1840 he assisted in building Gillett's mill, and was there engaged in making flour barrels the ensuing four years. He then coopered at Thompsons's mill, on the Apple River, and after that he went to Stephenson County, and where Lena now stands, entered 480 acres of government land, and on what is now Main St., that town, afterward cradled harvests of wheat. He was actively and profitably engaged in raising grain that for some time and use to haul his wheat to the mill to have it ground, and then peddled flour all through the mines, and thus carried on an extensive business from which he made much money. he still, however, retained his residence in this county, and improved his present farm providing it with substantial buildings, etc.
Mr. Holcomb has been three times married. His first marriage, July 9, 1945, was to Miss Louisa, daughter of Andrew Kellog and they had two children--Maria L. and George W. Maria married Sidney Willison of Rush Township, and they have eight children. George married Mary Tyson, of Savanna, Ill. and they have one child. Mrs. Holcomb died Sept 7, 1849 , after a brief but happy wedded life. The second marriage of our subject, which occurred May 12, 1850, was to Nancy Cressy (Crisse) , and five children were born to them--Bethia J., Marietta, Ira B. deceased, Henrietta D., William H. Bethia married Benjamin Claypool, of Orleans, Neb. and they have 5 children. Marietta married James Rankin of this township, and they have 5 children.. Ira married Lizzie Roberts and both died,
leaving one son Clarence, who lives with our subject. Henrietta married William Loven, of this township and has one child. The mother of these children departed this life July 17, 1869, leaving to them the precious legacy of a life well-spent. Mr. Holcomb was married to his present amiable wife July 4, 1871 and their union has been blessed to them by the birth of three children, Jennie M.; Edward M.; Mabel A.; Mrs. Holcomb's maiden name was Sarah Montgomery and she is a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Shelley) Montgomery. The mother was a native of Pennsylvania , and the father of England. Sarah was born in Galena, Jo Daviess Co.,
Mr. Holcomb has amassed a comfortable fortune by intelligent enterprise, and by the exercise of his traits of character that he holds in common with others who have achieved success in life solely by unremitting and well-directed toil, and now in the enjoyment of a serene and active old age, he may well be proud of his honorable record. Our subject is alive to all public interests, especially to the advancement of education, as School Director, he has done much in times past to promote the cause in this township. He has been Road commissioner--was the first to hold that office in this township--but he generally refuses official honors. He is a valued and active member of the Methodist Church and is identified with the I.O.O.F. In his political views he is a strong Republican. He died in 1875 in Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Il.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Johnathon Holcomb and Electa Clark.

He was married to Nancy Crisse on 12 MAY 1850 in Jo Daviess Co., Illinois. Children were: Bethia J. Holcomb, MaryEtta (Ettie) Holcomb , Ira B. Holcomb, Henrietta D. Holcomb, William H. Holcomb.

He was married to Louisa Kellog on 9 JUL 1845. Children were: Maria L. Holcomb, George W. Holcomb.

He was married to Sarah Montgomery on 4 JUL 1871. Children were: Jennie M. Holcomb , Edward M. Holcomb, Mabel A. Holcomb.


bullet Peter Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel II Holcomb and Martha Buell.


bullet Reuben Holcomb(9) was born in AUG 1839 in PLattsburgh, Clinton Co., N.Y.. He died in Adel Twp. Dallas Co. IA.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Johnathon Holcomb and Electa Clark.

He was married to Susanna Holcomb about 1859 in Illinois.


bullet Roger Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb and Thankful Hayes.


bullet Ruth Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb and Thankful Hayes.


bullet Sarah Holcomb(9) died died young.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Thomas Holcomb and Elizabeth Ferguson.


bullet Sarah Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss.


bullet Sarah Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Nathaniel II Holcomb and Martha Buell.


bullet Sarah Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb and Thankful Hayes.


bullet Susanna Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net

She was married to Reuben Holcomb about 1859 in Illinois.


bullet Thankful Holcomb(9)
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb and Thankful Hayes.


bullet Thomas Holcomb(9) was born on 7 APR 1605 in Pembrokeshire, Wales or Devon, England. from files of Billie and Bob Holcomb

Thomas Holcomb believed to be the son of Gilbert and Ann Holcomb (not sure of this) was a member of a company which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, in the ship MARY AND JOHN, under the leadership of John Maverick and John Wareham and arrived at Nantasket, Mass. 30 May 1630. They founded the town of Windsor, Ct., and in 1639 moved to Poquonock, Hartford County, CT. where he was a farmer. He was a representative from Windsor and Hartford to the convention that framed the constitution of CT Colony. He died on 7 SEP 1657 in Windsor, Ct.. He was buried in near homestead.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Gilbert Holcomb and Anne Courtenay.

He was married to Elizabeth Ferguson in MAY 1634 in Hartford, Ct.. Children were: Mary Holcomb, Abigail Holcomb, Joshua Holcomb, Sarah Holcomb, Elizabeth Holcomb, Benajah Holcomb, Deborah Holcomb, Nathaniel Holcomb, Johnathan Holcomb.


bullet Thomas Holcomb(9) was born in 1526.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net

He was married to Margaret Trethurffe. Children were: Gilbert Holcomb.


bullet William A. Holcomb(9) was born in 1853 in Jo Daviess Co., Ill..
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Alonzo Holcomb and Gulielma Way.

He was married to Ella McMichael on 22 DEC 1874 in Jo Daviess Co., Ill..


bullet William Austin Holcomb(9) was born on 28 APR 1833 in Isle La Mott, Grand Isle, VT. From The Holcombes-Nation Builders p110

At age 17 William Austin Holcomb was employed at an Indian trading post at the mouth of Little Rock River in Minn. where he participated in the troubles of the early settlers with the Indians, moved with a party "across the plains" from Minn. to Nevada City, California arriving there Aug. 27, 1853 having started in the previous spring; engaged at Bear River, with indifferent success, kept store; served as deputy sheriff, appointed shot messenger of stage coach express on the 80 mile route , Sierra Co., and Marysville, Yuba Co., California to guard the treasure. He remained in this service several years, due to being efficient and trustworthy. He prospected in Humboldt Co., Nev. in 1861; appointed assessor for Humboldt County, Nev. in 1867 and elected County Treasurer in 186? and reelected, became Postmaster, Agent for Wells-Fargo Co. , Notary Public, Dist. Recorder of Mining Claims; Sec'y for 22 mining companies, correspondent for 5 newspapers, and Editor of the Humboldt, Nev. Register, resigned as Treas. and settled his business affairs at Humboldt in 1865 and moved to San Francisco, Ca. where he soon entered the warehouse business in Battery St.; formed partnership and entered the grain trade in 1866, making1st shipment at Oakland CA wharf in 1870 and later the first shipment from Vallejo; became 1st overland shipper of wheat and flour to Chicago and New York City and did an enormous business until 1878 when his firm was dissolved and he retired; was chosen in 1894 President San Francisco Produce Exchange and held it through several successive annual elections. President of Merchants Exchange and Call Board Ass'n; proposed in convention for nomination to U.S. Senate in 1885 and for Mayor of Oakland, Ca in 1891. Delegate to Municipal and State Republican conventions. He died on 30 APR 1896 in San Francisco, San Mateo Co., Cal..
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Johnathon Holcomb and Electa Clark.

He was married to Louise Carr on 31 DEC 1872 in Stockton, CA. Children were: Lulie Carr Holcomb, Lydia Susie Holcomb.


bullet William H. Holcomb(9) was born in 1859 in Jo Daviess Co., Illinois.
Researcher: Carole Halfpop rogerh@frontiernet.net
Parents: Newell Holcomb and Nancy Crisse.

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