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Nicknames: "Nathaniel Holcombe I", "Nathaniel Holcomb I", "Nathan", "Sergeant"
Birthplace: Poquerock, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: Died in Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut
Occupation: Farmer. Public Office: in 1677 chosen as a Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut and served for 6 terms; Simsbury town constable, 1681; Designated as the lister (tax assesor) for "Samon Brooke", 1687. Military Service: in 1691 Sergeant in the militia
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About Nathaniel Holcombe, Sr.

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Nathaniel Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. 4 November 1648, d. 5 March 1740

Nathaniel Holcombe|b. 4 Nov 1648\nd. 5 Mar

    Nathaniel Holcombe was born on 4 November 1648 at Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.5,6 He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth (?). Nathaniel Holcombe married Mary Bliss, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin, on 27 February 1670 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.7,8 Nathaniel Holcombe married Sarah Owen on 17 January 1722 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Nathaniel Holcombe died on 5 March 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 91.9

Chosen Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut for Simsbury between 1703 and 1706; again between 1720 and 1722. Was a joint signer of an agreement with pastor of the church of Hop Meadow 27 Jun 1687. Signed an offer to citizens of Salmon Brook and Low Meadow for exchange of parts of land to better fortify against Indians, 04 Feb 1688.

from McCracken:

8th child and 3rd son, was born at Windsor, 4 Nov. 1648, died at Simsbury, 5 March 1740/1. His will is dated 7 Feb. 1740/1, probated 5 March 1740/1 (Manwaring 3:286). He devises various real estate in both Windsor and Simsbury to the four sons listed below, and to the five living daughters the moveable estate; the son, not named, of his deceased daughter Martha, 20 shillings, to be paid by sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John, "to buy him a Bible." (This might suggest that this grandson, Daniel Hayes, was a minor but he was nearly 25 at this date.) To his wife, not named, testator leaves only 20 shillings "besides what I have already secured for her before marriage." Son Benjamin is names sole executor; witnesses: Elias Slater, Ephraim Bewell, Timothy Woodbridge. His first marriage took place on 27 Feb 1670/1 but is not recorded at either Windsor or Simsbury, and I suspect is was recorded at Springfield, the home of the bride, who was Mary Bliss, born 23 Sept, 1651, died by 1722, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss (Thomas of Hartford) by his wife Catharine Chapin (Samuel), as the birth of the first child is recorded at Springfield. He married, second, at Simsbury, 17 Jan. 1722/3, Sarah ----, widow of Josias Owen, as the marriage record identifies her. It seems probable that her first husband was Josias Owen (John) shown by Stiles (2:544) to have married, first, Mary, daughter of John Osburn, but Stiles knows nothing of a second marriage for either Josias Owen or Nathaniel Holcombe, nor does The Chapin Book (1924) 1:16f

from Stiles

Resided Simsbury which town he represented at gen. ct. 1703, 4, 5, 1720, and 22. Lists children as Nathaniel, Mary, Johnathan, John, Ester, Catherine, Sarah, and Benjamin.

from Tempest

Holcombe family tradition has it that Nathaniel and Mary first settled at what is now Salmon Brook in 1677. Nathaniel was born in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Although Mary's father's family was among the first group to come to Hartford, she was living in Springfield when she married Nathaniel in 1670. It is not clear if the couple lived in Springfield for long, but by 1675 they were back in Windsor with their two children, Nathaniel and Mary. Nathaniel Sr. is not listed among those who moved to Simsbury immediately following the war, but his older brother Joshua is, and his mother and stepfather James Eno, did move to "Scotland", the section of Simsbury east of the ridge, in 1679. It is possible they did live with the Enos briefly, while renting land at Salmon Brook from someone such as John Slate. Or it may have been that they even began building a homestead at Salmon Brook and that the record of Nathaniel's 1677, '78 or '79 grant was among those burned; no one bothered to record it again since he received new grants, possibly for the same land, as a result of the land divisions in 1680. He continued to pay taxes in Windsor through 1686, but only because he owned three acres of upland there, not because he was a resident. Certainly the couple was well established with their four children in Simsbury by 1681, for Nathaniel was elected town constable in December of that year.10

Windsor

Nathaniel's lifetime was a long period of frantic geo-political activity in the townships of Windsor and Hartford.

Five of Windsor's Daughter Towns were formed from an area called the Waramaug Reserve or the Western Lands. The Reserve was set aside by the General Court in a special session on 26 January 1686/7. It comprised all the land "on the north of Woodbury and Mattatuck (Waterbury) and on the west of Farmington and Simsbury, to the Massachusetts line north, and to run west to the Housatunock, or Stratford, river." It was granted to the towns of Hartford and Windsor "to make a plantation or villages thereon." This grant, along with a number of smaller grants to other towns, was made with powers granted the Court by their 1662 Charter from King Charles II. 11

The need for the Court's action arose from British politics. IN 1674, Charles II issued his brother James, Duke of York, a patent for the Colony of New York. This included all the lands west of the Connecticut River. In May 1775, James's new governor, Edmund Andros, sent attested copies of his Letters Patent to the Connecticut government, pointing out that while the eastern boundary of his New York grant was the Connecticut River, a large part of his territory was under Connecticut control. He asked them to "give present and effective orders for my receiving, in his Royall Highness' behalfe, that part of his Territories as yet under your Jurisdiction." He assured them that ll land rights of inhabitants and all previous judicial and legislative actions would be confirmed. His demand was rejected, and he later attempted to exert control over Connecticut by an attack on the fort at Saybrook, but failed. On 28 November 1683, a subsequent governor of New York, Col. Dongan, agreed with Connecticut's Gov. Treat to a compromise, and in October and September of 1684, a new line was drawn between Connecticut and New York. Connecticut's territory then seemed safe. 11

However, with the death of Charles II in 1685, James became King James II. He knighted Andros and named him governor of all of New England, with authority to restructure the civil and political affairs of the entire region, including the taking back the earlier, rather liberal, colony charters. 11

On 22 December 1686, Gov. Andros wrote Connecticut requesting that it surrender its Charter. Also, three writs were issued demanding that Connecticut prove its rights to the territory it claimed. IN response, the General Court omade emergency grants while its Charter was still in effect. If it lost its Charter and became only a part of a large, new, colony, Connecticut's unassigned lands would revert to be "crown lands" belonging to James. 11

In October 1687, Gov. Andros came to Hartford to take away the Charter. At an evening meeting with the General Court, the candles suddenly went out, and the Charter disappeared. Andros had to leave without getting it. James's threats to the Charter, along with Andros, were removed in 1688 by the "Glorious Revolution" which replaced James II with William and Mary and put the Charter back in force. 11

Hartford and Windsor did nothing about their grant until 1707 when Hartford appointed Maj. William Whiting, Nathaniel Hooker, and Caleb Stanley to explor the Reserve area along with a committee from Windsor. In 1708, they negotiated with claimants from Stratford and other towns to settle boundaries. On 2 November 1713, Capt. John Sheldon, Lt. Cyprian Nicholls, and Mr. Sedgwick were told to determine the quantity and qualilty of the lands and find out about Indian claims. Then in 1715, Col. William Whiting, John Marsh, and Thomas Seymour of Hartford and John Eliot, Daniel Griswold, and Samuel Rockwell of Windsor were to lay out one or two townships. 11

On 2 March 1715, 12 Indians of Potatuck (Newtown) sold, for £15, to the Hartford and Windsor committees, for themselves and the ther inhabitants of Hartford and Windsor, a track of land called Bantam, lying north of Waterbury adn Woodbury and lying between the Naugatuck and Shepaug Rivers. Two months later, John Marsh spend four days exploring the proposed plantation, and in January 1716, Thomas Seymour spent six days in Wodbury negotiating with the Indians. Then, on 29 August 1716, the Hartford and Windsor purchasers deeded to their towns all their rights from the Indians. 11

Children of Nathaniel Holcombe and Mary Bliss

   * Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe+ b. 11 Jun 1673, d. 29 Sep 1766
   * Mary Holcombe b. 17 May 1675, d. bt 22 Dec 1744 - 27 May 1745
   * Sgt. Jonathan Holcombe+ b. 15 Feb 1678/79, d. 7 Oct 1761
   * Ensign John Holcombe+ b. 1680, d. 1744
   * Martha Holcombe+ b. 1682, d. 9 Jan 1717
   * Hester Holcombe+ b. Feb 1684, d. 1760
   * Elizabeth Holcombe b. 1685, d. 12 Jul 1700
   * Margaret Holcombe+ b. 1687, d. 1777
   * Catherine Holcombe+ b. 1689, d. 1769
   * Sarah Holcombe+ b. 1691, d. 1787
   * Benjamin Holcombe+ b. 15 Feb 1697/98, d. 27 Jan 1758

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Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Sr 1

   * Born: 4 Nov 1648, Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
   * Married (1): 27 Feb 1669/70, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
   * Married (2): 16 Jan 1722-1725
   * Died: 5 Mar 1740/41, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
   Sergeant.
   Sergeant Revolutionary War, Simsbury and Windsor Representative Connecticut
   General Court 1703-1706, 1720-1722, Landowner, Farmer, Built the First House in Salmon Brook Society (Now Granby) located south of the present address of 238 Salmon Brook Street Granby.
   GGGGrtGrandfather of Priv Henry K BARBER.
   GGGGrtGrandfather of Ltc Rutherford Birchard HAYES President USA 1877-1881:
   Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB >Lieutenant Nathaniel HOLCOMB >Martha HOLCOMB Mar
   Daniel HAYES >Ezekial HAYES >Rutherford HAYES Sr >Rutherford HAYES Jr >
   Rutherford HAYES III.
   BOOKS
   Desendants of Phineas Holcomb, Seth P Holcombe, 1988, North Granby CT
   pvi: "Chartered by Captain Squeb, THE MARY AND JOHN, a ship of some 400 tons, left Plymouth, England for America arriving in Massachusetts on 30 May 1630 after a voyage of about 70 days. There is no passenger list thoughit is believed that Thomas Holcombe was on board this ship on this voyage. The passengers settled in Dorchester, named for the English town of the same name. Maude Pinney Kuhns has written a book entitled THE MARY AND JOHN; she declares that Thomas Holcombe was on board...
   "In the spring of 1636, Rev John Wareham migrated with a group, among which was Thomas Holcombe, from Massachusetts to the present town of Windsor Connecticut. In 1639 Thomas Holcombe moved to the Poquonock section of the Town of Windsor, where he made his livelihood as a farmer. The ability to make things grow seems to be a strong trait in the family, even among today's descendants.
   "Thomas Holcombe was born probably about 1610. Along the wayhe married Elizabeth, whose last name was Ferguson, but it is unknown whether whe was a maiden or a widow. The locations of the two house of Thomas Holcombe are found in Volume I, page 123 of Stiles' 'Ancient Windsor,' one dwelling of Palisado Avenue, the other on Poquonock Avenue. Thomas died in Poquonock in 1657 probably in September; he was buried in the cemetery on Marshall Phelps Road, Poquonock. Elizabeth married second on 6 Aug 1658 James Eno as his second wife. Elizabeth died 7 Oct 1679.
   pvii: "Thomas1 and Elizabeth Holcombe had ten children:
   Elizabeth b Abt 1634
   Mary b Abt 1635
   Abigail b or bapt 6 Jan 1638/1639 or 6 Oct 1638
   Joshua b 1640
   Sarah b 1642, d 1654
   Banajah b 23 Jun 1644
   Deborah b 1646, d 1649
   Nathaniel b 4 Nov 1648
   Deborah b Feb 1650/1651
   Jonathan b 1652/1653, d 1656.
   "Nataniel2 Holcombe was born 4 Nov 1648 in the Poquonock section of the Town of Windsor. He died 5 Mar 1740/1741 in Simsbury CT. He married 26 Feb 1670 probably in Springfield MA Mary Bliss, the daughter of Nathaniel Bliss of Springfield and Catherine Chapin, the Daughter of Deacon Samuel Chapin, a founder of Springfield MA. Nathaniel Holcombe built the first house in Salmon Brook Society (now Granby) located south of the present address of 238 Salmon Brook Street, Granby. Nathaniel and Mary (Bliss) Holcombe had ten children:
   Nathaniel Jr b 11 Jun 1673 Springfield MA
   Mary b 17 May 1765 d Abt1744 unm.
   Jonathan b 15 Feb 1678/1679, d 7 Oct 1761
   John b 1680, d 11 Jul 1744
   Martha b 1682, m Daniel Hayes
   Esther b Feb 1684
   Catherine b 1689
   Sarah b 1691
   Margaret b 16__, m Mr North
   Benjamin b 15 Feb1697/1698..."
   The Mary and John The Story of the Founding of Dorchester Massachusetts 1630, Maude Pinney Kuhns, Charles E Tuttle Co, Rutland VT, 1943, (CT Historical Society)
   p42: "Thomas Holcomb was born about 1601, and is believed to have been the son of Gilbert and Ann Holcomb. He married Elizabeth Ferguson probably after arriving in America, though it has been claimed that they married in England before embarking on the 'Mary and John'...
   "Children:
   1. Elizabeth 1634-18 Sep 1712 m 16 Nov 1654 Josiah Ellsworth d 20 Aug 1689
   2. Mary 1636-1708 m 3 Oct 1655 George Griswold 1633-1704
   3. Abigail 1638-17 Aug 1688 m 11 Jun 1658 Samuel Bissell 1636-17 May 1698
   4. Joshua 1640-1 Dec 1690 (Simsbury)m 4 Jun 1663 Ruth Sherwood d 10 Sep
   1699
   5. Sarah 1642-1654
   6. Benajah 1644-1736 m 1667 Sarah Eno 1649-1732
   7. Deborah 1646-d young 8. Nathaniel b 4 Nov 1648, a farmer at Simsbury, m 27 Feb 1670 Mary b 23 Sep 1651 dau of Nathaniel Bliss
   "Children:
   Nathaniel 11 Jun 1673-1766 m 1695 Martha Buell 1675-1760
   Mary b 17 May 1675
   Jonathan b 1678
   John b 1680 m 9 Mar 1706 Anna Pettibone
   Esther b1682 m 17 Feb 1708 Bircester Higley
   Catherine b 1698 m 22 Jan 1707 Joseph Messenger
   Sarah b 1691 m 17 Dec 1712 Samuel Barbour (sic)
   Benjamin b 15 Feb 1698 m 12 Oct 1727 Hannah Case
   9. Deborah 15 Feb 1650-1686m 12 Oct 1668 Daniel Birge
   10. Jonathan b 1653-d young."
   17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century 1915-1975, Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company Inc, 1987, p128:
   "Nathaniel Holcomb (1648- ) CT m. Mary Bliss, Representative, Landowner."
   Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records Charles W Manwaring Vol I p129- 130: "1 Oct 1657, Thomas Holcomb's Will. Children: Nathaniel age 9 years. To Nathaniel L28-s12-d00."
   Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol III, p286-287: "Nathaniel Holcomb, Simsbury. Invt. L100 plus. Taken 2 Apr 1741. Will date 7 Feb 1740-1741: I, Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., of Simsbury, domake this my last will and testament: Imprimis...7 Apr 1741: Will proven."
   The Holcombs (Holcombes 1631-1887), Portland Ore, GH Himes Printer, 1887, 33p 22 cm 41-41198 CS71.H725 1887: "Some account of their origin settlement and scatterment aselicited at the first and second family reunions, held at LeRoy PA Oct 1879 and Mount Airy NJ Aug 1886, On Cover: `The Holcombes 1631-1887'".
   p5: "...the family Coat of Arms, as given in Burk's Heraldic History of the Commoners of England...traced the genealogy of the Holcombes of America back to Europe, and gave evidences of the existence of the family from the thirteenth century down to the present...
   "The first known of the Holcombes of America was of Thomas Holcombe, whom he claimed came over from England in 1630, in the ship `Mary and John', in company with Rev. John Wareham, and settled first at Dorchester, Massachusetts. From Dorchester he went with his family to Windsor, Connecticut, in 1635, and from Windsor to Pequannock, Connecticut, in 1639. His sons Nathaniel and John resided at Simsbury and Springfield in 1670, and at Salmon Brook in about 1700, where David son of Nathaniel, was born..."
   The Holcomb(e) Genealogy History and Directory, Jesse Seaver, Philadelphia PA, American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1925, vii 286p 27.5cm, CS71.H725 1925 and 1925a
   p8: "Part IV Thomas Holcomb and his Descendants
   "Thomas Holcomb was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, or Devonshire, England, in 1601 and is believed to be a son of Ann and Gilbert Holcombe (See page 4)... His wife was Elizabeth Ferguson, whom some authorities state he married before leaving England. Others say he married at Dorchester. She was born in England and was a fellow passenger on `The Mary and John'...
   "The property of Thomas Holcomb was inventoried October 1 1657, and amounted to L244-9s-8. To Elizabeth, the widow was given L42-18s; to Joshua, age 17, L42-18s, to Benejah, age 13, L33-17s; to Nathaniel, age 9, L28-12s; to Abigail, age 19, L28-12s; to Deborah, 6 yrs 7 mos, L28-12s.
   "Although Thomas Holcomb and most of his descendants usually spell the name `Holcomb', it bears an `e' on Dorchester and Boston records. (wt,xic).
   "Some of those who have asserted that Thomas and Elizabeth were married before leaving England believe that the first two of the children were born there, but, the dates given below seem to discredit this supposition. `It is quite certain that all who bear the name of Holcomb(e) in New England are descended from Thomas Holcomb, through his sons Joshua, Benajah, and Nathaniel..."
   p41: "Nathaniel (Son of Thomas) Holcomb and His Descendants. (ah)
   "201 Nathaniel Holcomb (2- ): b. 4 Nov 1648 in Poquonock Windsor CT; d. 5 Mar (Feb) 1740/1741; rem. to Massacoe, now Simsbury; m. (1) 27 Feb 1670 Mary (dau. of Nathaniel (or Thomas) Bliss (one of the original founders of Hartford CT) and Catherine Chapin dau. ofDea. Samuel Chapin of Springfield, a character in the Charter Oak story (see Part XII); m. (2) 16 (17) Jan 1725 (3 or 2) Sarah, widow of Josiah Owen (d. 29 Sep 1706). He was a Rep from Simsbury and Windsor to the Gen. Court of CT, 1703-1706; 1720-1722; farmer; sergeant in Rev. War..."
   The Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, With Brief Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of Deacon Samuel Chapin, Gilbert Warren Chapin, Vol I, Chapin Family Association, Hartford Connecticut, 1924 p16: "Mary Bliss... m. Feb 27, 1670, Springfield, Nathaniel Holcombe, son Thomas & Elizabeth Holcombe, b. Nov. 4, 1648, Windsor, d. Mar 5, 1741, Simsbury, Conn..."
   p17: "Mr. Holcombe represented Simsbury in General Court 1703-1706, and 1720-1722. He m. 2d Jan. 17, 1723 Sarah Orne."
   NOTES
   Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965 by Lucy James COLE Flemming
   (Written by Lucy Cole Flemming (great granddaughter of Col Levi Barber from record book kept in the family and from Barber Genealogy compiled by Lillian May Wilson in 1909. Copied from LCF's handwritten account by granddaughter Linda Engle Lackore Summer 2000)...
   "THIRD GENERATION
   "Samuel Barber (son of Thomas) born 17 May 1673 died Dec 1725 mar 17 Dec 1712 to Sarah Holcomb (who was daughter of Nathan and Mary Holcomb) Sarah born 1691 died 1787 age 96 years."
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   9. Nathaniel2 Holcombe (Thomas1)(28) was born in Poquonock, Windsor, Connecticut November 4, 1648. Nathaniel died March 5, 1740 in Simsbury, CT, at 91 years of age.
   He married twice. He married Mary Bliss in Springfield, Hampden, Mass., February 27, 1670.(29) Mary was born September 23, 1652. Mary(30) was the daughter of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin. Mary died before 1722. He married Sarah Owen in Simsbury, CT, 17 Jan 1722. Chosen Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut for Simsbury between 1703 and 1706; again between 1720 and 1722. Was a joint signer of an agreement with pastor of the church of Hop Meadow 27 Jun 1687. Signed an offer to citizens of Salmonbrook and Low Meadow for exchange of parts of land to better fortify against Indians, 04 Feb 1688.
   from MC CRACKEN
   8th child and 3rd son, was born at Windsor, 4 Nov. 1648, died at Simsbury, 5 March 1740/1. His will is dated 7 Feb. 1740/1, probated 5 March 1740/1 (manwaring 3:286). He devises various real estate in both Windsor and Simsbury to the four sons listed below,and to the five living daughters the moveable estate; the the son, not named, of his deceased daughter martha, 20 shillings, to be paid by sons nathaniel, Jonathan and John, "to buy him a Bible." (This might suggest that this grandson, Daniel hayes, was a minor but he was nearly 25 at this date.) To his wife, not named, testator leaves only 20 shillings "besides what I have already secured for her before marriage." Son Benjamin is names sole executor; witnesses: Elias Slater, Ephraim Bewell, Timothy Woodbridge. His first marriage took place on 27 Feb 1670/1 but is not recorede at either Windsor or Simsbury, and I suspect is was recorded at Springfield, the home of the bride, who was Mary Bliss, born 23 Sept, 1651, died by 1722, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss (Thomas of Hartford) by his wife Catharine Chapin (Samuel), as the birth of the first child is recorded at Springfield. He married, second, at Simsbury, 17 jan. 1722/3, Sarah ----, widow of Josias Owen, as the marriage record identifies her. It seems probable that her first husband was Josias Owen (John) shown by Stiles (2:544) to have married, first, Mary, daughter of John Osburn, but Stiles knows nothing of a second marriage for either Josias Owen or Nathaniel Holcombe, nor does The Chapin Book (1924) 1:16f
   from Stiles
   Resided Simsbury which town he represented at gen. ct. 1703, 4, 5, 1720, and 22. Lists children as Nathaniel, Mary, Johathan, John, Ester, Catherine, Sarah, Benjamin.
   from Tempest Holcombe family tradition has it that Nathaniel and Mary first settled at Salmon Brook in 1677. Nathaniel was born in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Although Mary's father's family was among the first group to come to Hartford, she was living in Springfield when she married Nathaniel in 1670. it is not clear if the couple lived in Springfield for long, but by 1675 they were back in Windsor with their two children, nathaniel and Mary. nathaniel Sr. is not listed among those who moved to Simsbury immediately following the war, but his older brother Joshua is, and his mother and step-father James Eno, did move to "Scotland", the section of Simsbury east of the ridge, in 1679. It is possible they did live with the Enos briefly, while renting land at Salmon Brook from someone such as John Slate. Or it may have been that they even began building a homestead at Salmon Brook and that the record of Nathaniel's 1677, '78 or '79 grant was among those burned; no one bothered to record it again since he received new grants, prossibly for the same land, as a result of the land divisions in 1680. he continued to pay taxes in Windsor through 1686, but only because he owned three acres of upland there, not because he was a resident. Certainly the couple was well established with their four children in Simsbury by 1681, for Nathaniel was elected town constable in December of that year.
   Nathaniel Holcombe and Mary Bliss had the following children:
   + 61 i. Lt. Nathaniel3 Holcombe was born June 11, 1673.
   62 ii. Mary Holcombe(31) was born probably Springfield, Ma. May 17, 1675. Mary died between 22 Dec 1744 and 27 May 1745 Simsbury, Hartford, CT, at 69 years of age. Unmarried. Died between 22 Dec. 1744, date of will, and 27 May 1745, date of inventory, L138/03/11, taken by Joseph Hoskins and Daniel Adams (Manwaring 3:417). She leaves her Bible to brother Benjamin Holcombe "to be his for ever, and the Lord be with him"; to sister Esther Higley best quild and a pair of silver clasps; to four sisters, viz: Esther aforesaid, Katharine Messenger, Margaret North and Sarah Barbour, rest and residue; sole executor: brother Benjamin; signed by mark; witnesses : Brewster Higley Jr., Joseph Higley, John Higley.
   + 63 iii. Sgt. Jonathan Holcombe was born February 15, 1678/9.
   + 64 iv. Ensign John Holcombe was born 1680.
   + 65 v. Martha Holcombe was born 1682.
   + 66 vi. Hester (Ester) Holcombe was born February 1682.
   67 vii. Elizabeth Holcombe was born 1685. Elizabeth died July 12, 1700 in Simsbury, CT, at 15 years of age.(32) McCracken does not mention this child.
   + 68 viii. Margaret Holcombe was born 1687.
   + 69 ix. Catherine Holcombe was born 1689.
   + 70 x. Sarah Holcombe was born 1691.
   + 71 xi. Benjamin Holcombe was born February 15, 1697/8.
   ANCESTRY.COM 3 Aug 2000
   A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
   1737 to 1742.
   Page 300 Name: Nathaniel Holcomb Location: Simsbury
   Invt. œ100 plus. Taken 2 April, 1741, by Elias Slater and Jno. Owen, Jr. Will dated 7 February, 1740-1:
   I, Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., of Simsbury, do make this my last will and testament: Imprimis. To my wife, besides what I have already secured for her before marriage, I give her the sum of 20 shillings. Item. I give to my sons, Nathaniel, Jonathan, John and Benjamin, that lott of land of 150 acres that lyeth near the northwest corner of the Town bounds, to be equally divided between them. Also, to my sons, Nathaniel, Jonathan and John, I give the 1-2 of my propriety in Windsor of undivided land. To my son Nathaniel I also give my right and interest in the Copper Hill, the whole of it, and also that addition of land that was made to my lott at Raven Swamp. To Jonathan I give further 10 acres of land lying on Salmon Brook Plaine. To John I give 12 acres of land lying at Barn Door Hills. I give to my son Benjamin the other half of my right in Windsor undivided lands, the house and homestead I now dwell on, being about 3 acres, with the orcharding standing on it; also 14 acres of land at the head of Owen's Brook, as it was layd out, be it more or less; also the remainder of my home division lott that I am now possessed of; also 10 acres of land at a place called Slater's Swamp, bounded south in part on Elias Slater's land. Also, I give to Benjamin the 1-2 of my copper's (cooper's?) tools and my best gunn, and the other half to my sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John. To my five daughters, Mary, Katharine, Hester, Sarah and Margaret, I give, after debts and legacies are paid out of them, the remainder of my moveable estate, to be divided equally amongst them. And to the son of my daughter Martha deceased I give 20 shillings, to be paid him by my sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John, to buy him a Bible. To my daughter Mary I give her a cow in particular, to be taken out of my moveables before the division is made. And ordain my son Benjamin to be my sole executor.
   Witness: Elias Slater, Ephraim Bewell, Timothy Woodbridge.
   Nathaniel Holcomb, ls.
   Court Record, Page 86--7 April, 1741: Will proven.
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   INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
   IGI Birth 7225605-72-822034, T990439-156-1395539 HOLCOMBE Granby Twp, 7450337- 002923 HOLCOMBE Elisabeth Granby Twp, 7629617-94-1058813 HOLCOMBE Poquonock, 7219530-73-820448 HOLCOMBE Windsor, 8730904-16-0139641 HOLCOMBE Suffolk Massa- chusetts, 7521002-97-884593 Father Thomas HOLCOMB Mother Elizabeth FERGUSON Born 4 Mar 1653 Windsor Hartford Connecticut.
   IGI Marriage A457693-457693-457697 Simsbury Hartford Connecticut, 8514380-35- 1396016, T990439-185-1395539, A184760-184760-184761, A178082-178082,178083 Mar Mary BLISS 27 ?Apr<Feb 1670 Springfield Hampden Massachusetts.
   LATTER DAY SAINTS
   LDS Submission: Mrs Harriet C Larsen 73 South 4th East Logan Utah. LDS Heir: Joseph Nephi Comish c 5th GGNephew il SB, 5th GGNephew SH. Nathaniel HOLCOMB Mar Mary BLISS Father of Sarah HOLCOMB. 
  Marriage Information:
   Nathaniel married Mary BLISS, daughter of Nathaniel BLISS, Sr and Catherine CHAPIN, on 27 Feb 1669/70 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. (Mary BLISS was born on 23 Sep 1651 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA and died in 1721-1722 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.)
  Marriage Information:
   Nathaniel also married Sarah on 16 Jan 1722-1725.

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Nathaniel Holcombe1,2,3,4

b. 4 November 1648, d. 5 March 1740

Nathaniel Holcombe|b. 4 Nov 1648\nd. 5 Mar

    Nathaniel Holcombe was born on 4 November 1648 at Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.5,6 He was the son of Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth (?). Nathaniel Holcombe married Mary Bliss, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin, on 27 February 1670 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.7,8 Nathaniel Holcombe married Sarah Owen on 17 January 1722 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Nathaniel Holcombe died on 5 March 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 91.9

Chosen Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut for Simsbury between 1703 and 1706; again between 1720 and 1722. Was a joint signer of an agreement with pastor of the church of Hop Meadow 27 Jun 1687. Signed an offer to citizens of Salmon Brook and Low Meadow for exchange of parts of land to better fortify against Indians, 04 Feb 1688.

from McCracken:

8th child and 3rd son, was born at Windsor, 4 Nov. 1648, died at Simsbury, 5 March 1740/1. His will is dated 7 Feb. 1740/1, probated 5 March 1740/1 (Manwaring 3:286). He devises various real estate in both Windsor and Simsbury to the four sons listed below, and to the five living daughters the moveable estate; the son, not named, of his deceased daughter Martha, 20 shillings, to be paid by sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John, "to buy him a Bible." (This might suggest that this grandson, Daniel Hayes, was a minor but he was nearly 25 at this date.) To his wife, not named, testator leaves only 20 shillings "besides what I have already secured for her before marriage." Son Benjamin is names sole executor; witnesses: Elias Slater, Ephraim Bewell, Timothy Woodbridge. His first marriage took place on 27 Feb 1670/1 but is not recorded at either Windsor or Simsbury, and I suspect is was recorded at Springfield, the home of the bride, who was Mary Bliss, born 23 Sept, 1651, died by 1722, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss (Thomas of Hartford) by his wife Catharine Chapin (Samuel), as the birth of the first child is recorded at Springfield. He married, second, at Simsbury, 17 Jan. 1722/3, Sarah ----, widow of Josias Owen, as the marriage record identifies her. It seems probable that her first husband was Josias Owen (John) shown by Stiles (2:544) to have married, first, Mary, daughter of John Osburn, but Stiles knows nothing of a second marriage for either Josias Owen or Nathaniel Holcombe, nor does The Chapin Book (1924) 1:16f

from Stiles

Resided Simsbury which town he represented at gen. ct. 1703, 4, 5, 1720, and 22. Lists children as Nathaniel, Mary, Johnathan, John, Ester, Catherine, Sarah, and Benjamin.

from Tempest

Holcombe family tradition has it that Nathaniel and Mary first settled at what is now Salmon Brook in 1677. Nathaniel was born in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Although Mary's father's family was among the first group to come to Hartford, she was living in Springfield when she married Nathaniel in 1670. It is not clear if the couple lived in Springfield for long, but by 1675 they were back in Windsor with their two children, Nathaniel and Mary. Nathaniel Sr. is not listed among those who moved to Simsbury immediately following the war, but his older brother Joshua is, and his mother and stepfather James Eno, did move to "Scotland", the section of Simsbury east of the ridge, in 1679. It is possible they did live with the Enos briefly, while renting land at Salmon Brook from someone such as John Slate. Or it may have been that they even began building a homestead at Salmon Brook and that the record of Nathaniel's 1677, '78 or '79 grant was among those burned; no one bothered to record it again since he received new grants, possibly for the same land, as a result of the land divisions in 1680. He continued to pay taxes in Windsor through 1686, but only because he owned three acres of upland there, not because he was a resident. Certainly the couple was well established with their four children in Simsbury by 1681, for Nathaniel was elected town constable in December of that year.10

Windsor

Nathaniel's lifetime was a long period of frantic geo-political activity in the townships of Windsor and Hartford.

Five of Windsor's Daughter Towns were formed from an area called the Waramaug Reserve or the Western Lands. The Reserve was set aside by the General Court in a special session on 26 January 1686/7. It comprised all the land "on the north of Woodbury and Mattatuck (Waterbury) and on the west of Farmington and Simsbury, to the Massachusetts line north, and to run west to the Housatunock, or Stratford, river." It was granted to the towns of Hartford and Windsor "to make a plantation or villages thereon." This grant, along with a number of smaller grants to other towns, was made with powers granted the Court by their 1662 Charter from King Charles II. 11

The need for the Court's action arose from British politics. IN 1674, Charles II issued his brother James, Duke of York, a patent for the Colony of New York. This included all the lands west of the Connecticut River. In May 1775, James's new governor, Edmund Andros, sent attested copies of his Letters Patent to the Connecticut government, pointing out that while the eastern boundary of his New York grant was the Connecticut River, a large part of his territory was under Connecticut control. He asked them to "give present and effective orders for my receiving, in his Royall Highness' behalfe, that part of his Territories as yet under your Jurisdiction." He assured them that ll land rights of inhabitants and all previous judicial and legislative actions would be confirmed. His demand was rejected, and he later attempted to exert control over Connecticut by an attack on the fort at Saybrook, but failed. On 28 November 1683, a subsequent governor of New York, Col. Dongan, agreed with Connecticut's Gov. Treat to a compromise, and in October and September of 1684, a new line was drawn between Connecticut and New York. Connecticut's territory then seemed safe. 11

However, with the death of Charles II in 1685, James became King James II. He knighted Andros and named him governor of all of New England, with authority to restructure the civil and political affairs of the entire region, including the taking back the earlier, rather liberal, colony charters. 11

On 22 December 1686, Gov. Andros wrote Connecticut requesting that it surrender its Charter. Also, three writs were issued demanding that Connecticut prove its rights to the territory it claimed. IN response, the General Court omade emergency grants while its Charter was still in effect. If it lost its Charter and became only a part of a large, new, colony, Connecticut's unassigned lands would revert to be "crown lands" belonging to James. 11

In October 1687, Gov. Andros came to Hartford to take away the Charter. At an evening meeting with the General Court, the candles suddenly went out, and the Charter disappeared. Andros had to leave without getting it. James's threats to the Charter, along with Andros, were removed in 1688 by the "Glorious Revolution" which replaced James II with William and Mary and put the Charter back in force. 11

Hartford and Windsor did nothing about their grant until 1707 when Hartford appointed Maj. William Whiting, Nathaniel Hooker, and Caleb Stanley to explor the Reserve area along with a committee from Windsor. In 1708, they negotiated with claimants from Stratford and other towns to settle boundaries. On 2 November 1713, Capt. John Sheldon, Lt. Cyprian Nicholls, and Mr. Sedgwick were told to determine the quantity and qualilty of the lands and find out about Indian claims. Then in 1715, Col. William Whiting, John Marsh, and Thomas Seymour of Hartford and John Eliot, Daniel Griswold, and Samuel Rockwell of Windsor were to lay out one or two townships. 11

On 2 March 1715, 12 Indians of Potatuck (Newtown) sold, for £15, to the Hartford and Windsor committees, for themselves and the ther inhabitants of Hartford and Windsor, a track of land called Bantam, lying north of Waterbury adn Woodbury and lying between the Naugatuck and Shepaug Rivers. Two months later, John Marsh spend four days exploring the proposed plantation, and in January 1716, Thomas Seymour spent six days in Wodbury negotiating with the Indians. Then, on 29 August 1716, the Hartford and Windsor purchasers deeded to their towns all their rights from the Indians. 11

Children of Nathaniel Holcombe and Mary Bliss

   * Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe+ b. 11 Jun 1673, d. 29 Sep 1766
   * Mary Holcombe b. 17 May 1675, d. bt 22 Dec 1744 - 27 May 1745
   * Sgt. Jonathan Holcombe+ b. 15 Feb 1678/79, d. 7 Oct 1761
   * Ensign John Holcombe+ b. 1680, d. 1744
   * Martha Holcombe+ b. 1682, d. 9 Jan 1717
   * Hester Holcombe+ b. Feb 1684, d. 1760
   * Elizabeth Holcombe b. 1685, d. 12 Jul 1700
   * Margaret Holcombe+ b. 1687, d. 1777
   * Catherine Holcombe+ b. 1689, d. 1769
   * Sarah Holcombe+ b. 1691, d. 1787
   * Benjamin Holcombe+ b. 15 Feb 1697/98, d. 27 Jan 1758

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Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Sr 1

   * Born: 4 Nov 1648, Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
   * Married (1): 27 Feb 1669/70, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
   * Married (2): 16 Jan 1722-1725
   * Died: 5 Mar 1740/41, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
   Sergeant.
   Sergeant Revolutionary War, Simsbury and Windsor Representative Connecticut
   General Court 1703-1706, 1720-1722, Landowner, Farmer, Built the First House in Salmon Brook Society (Now Granby) located south of the present address of 238 Salmon Brook Street Granby.
   GGGGrtGrandfather of Priv Henry K BARBER.
   GGGGrtGrandfather of Ltc Rutherford Birchard HAYES President USA 1877-1881:
   Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB >Lieutenant Nathaniel HOLCOMB >Martha HOLCOMB Mar
   Daniel HAYES >Ezekial HAYES >Rutherford HAYES Sr >Rutherford HAYES Jr >
   Rutherford HAYES III.
   BOOKS
   Desendants of Phineas Holcomb, Seth P Holcombe, 1988, North Granby CT
   pvi: "Chartered by Captain Squeb, THE MARY AND JOHN, a ship of some 400 tons, left Plymouth, England for America arriving in Massachusetts on 30 May 1630 after a voyage of about 70 days. There is no passenger list thoughit is believed that Thomas Holcombe was on board this ship on this voyage. The passengers settled in Dorchester, named for the English town of the same name. Maude Pinney Kuhns has written a book entitled THE MARY AND JOHN; she declares that Thomas Holcombe was on board...
   "In the spring of 1636, Rev John Wareham migrated with a group, among which was Thomas Holcombe, from Massachusetts to the present town of Windsor Connecticut. In 1639 Thomas Holcombe moved to the Poquonock section of the Town of Windsor, where he made his livelihood as a farmer. The ability to make things grow seems to be a strong trait in the family, even among today's descendants.
   "Thomas Holcombe was born probably about 1610. Along the wayhe married Elizabeth, whose last name was Ferguson, but it is unknown whether whe was a maiden or a widow. The locations of the two house of Thomas Holcombe are found in Volume I, page 123 of Stiles' 'Ancient Windsor,' one dwelling of Palisado Avenue, the other on Poquonock Avenue. Thomas died in Poquonock in 1657 probably in September; he was buried in the cemetery on Marshall Phelps Road, Poquonock. Elizabeth married second on 6 Aug 1658 James Eno as his second wife. Elizabeth died 7 Oct 1679.
   pvii: "Thomas1 and Elizabeth Holcombe had ten children:
   Elizabeth b Abt 1634
   Mary b Abt 1635
   Abigail b or bapt 6 Jan 1638/1639 or 6 Oct 1638
   Joshua b 1640
   Sarah b 1642, d 1654
   Banajah b 23 Jun 1644
   Deborah b 1646, d 1649
   Nathaniel b 4 Nov 1648
   Deborah b Feb 1650/1651
   Jonathan b 1652/1653, d 1656.
   "Nataniel2 Holcombe was born 4 Nov 1648 in the Poquonock section of the Town of Windsor. He died 5 Mar 1740/1741 in Simsbury CT. He married 26 Feb 1670 probably in Springfield MA Mary Bliss, the daughter of Nathaniel Bliss of Springfield and Catherine Chapin, the Daughter of Deacon Samuel Chapin, a founder of Springfield MA. Nathaniel Holcombe built the first house in Salmon Brook Society (now Granby) located south of the present address of 238 Salmon Brook Street, Granby. Nathaniel and Mary (Bliss) Holcombe had ten children:
   Nathaniel Jr b 11 Jun 1673 Springfield MA
   Mary b 17 May 1765 d Abt1744 unm.
   Jonathan b 15 Feb 1678/1679, d 7 Oct 1761
   John b 1680, d 11 Jul 1744
   Martha b 1682, m Daniel Hayes
   Esther b Feb 1684
   Catherine b 1689
   Sarah b 1691
   Margaret b 16__, m Mr North
   Benjamin b 15 Feb1697/1698..."
   The Mary and John The Story of the Founding of Dorchester Massachusetts 1630, Maude Pinney Kuhns, Charles E Tuttle Co, Rutland VT, 1943, (CT Historical Society)
   p42: "Thomas Holcomb was born about 1601, and is believed to have been the son of Gilbert and Ann Holcomb. He married Elizabeth Ferguson probably after arriving in America, though it has been claimed that they married in England before embarking on the 'Mary and John'...
   "Children:
   1. Elizabeth 1634-18 Sep 1712 m 16 Nov 1654 Josiah Ellsworth d 20 Aug 1689
   2. Mary 1636-1708 m 3 Oct 1655 George Griswold 1633-1704
   3. Abigail 1638-17 Aug 1688 m 11 Jun 1658 Samuel Bissell 1636-17 May 1698
   4. Joshua 1640-1 Dec 1690 (Simsbury)m 4 Jun 1663 Ruth Sherwood d 10 Sep
   1699
   5. Sarah 1642-1654
   6. Benajah 1644-1736 m 1667 Sarah Eno 1649-1732
   7. Deborah 1646-d young 8. Nathaniel b 4 Nov 1648, a farmer at Simsbury, m 27 Feb 1670 Mary b 23 Sep 1651 dau of Nathaniel Bliss
   "Children:
   Nathaniel 11 Jun 1673-1766 m 1695 Martha Buell 1675-1760
   Mary b 17 May 1675
   Jonathan b 1678
   John b 1680 m 9 Mar 1706 Anna Pettibone
   Esther b1682 m 17 Feb 1708 Bircester Higley
   Catherine b 1698 m 22 Jan 1707 Joseph Messenger
   Sarah b 1691 m 17 Dec 1712 Samuel Barbour (sic)
   Benjamin b 15 Feb 1698 m 12 Oct 1727 Hannah Case
   9. Deborah 15 Feb 1650-1686m 12 Oct 1668 Daniel Birge
   10. Jonathan b 1653-d young."
   17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century 1915-1975, Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company Inc, 1987, p128:
   "Nathaniel Holcomb (1648- ) CT m. Mary Bliss, Representative, Landowner."
   Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records Charles W Manwaring Vol I p129- 130: "1 Oct 1657, Thomas Holcomb's Will. Children: Nathaniel age 9 years. To Nathaniel L28-s12-d00."
   Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol III, p286-287: "Nathaniel Holcomb, Simsbury. Invt. L100 plus. Taken 2 Apr 1741. Will date 7 Feb 1740-1741: I, Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., of Simsbury, domake this my last will and testament: Imprimis...7 Apr 1741: Will proven."
   The Holcombs (Holcombes 1631-1887), Portland Ore, GH Himes Printer, 1887, 33p 22 cm 41-41198 CS71.H725 1887: "Some account of their origin settlement and scatterment aselicited at the first and second family reunions, held at LeRoy PA Oct 1879 and Mount Airy NJ Aug 1886, On Cover: `The Holcombes 1631-1887'".
   p5: "...the family Coat of Arms, as given in Burk's Heraldic History of the Commoners of England...traced the genealogy of the Holcombes of America back to Europe, and gave evidences of the existence of the family from the thirteenth century down to the present...
   "The first known of the Holcombes of America was of Thomas Holcombe, whom he claimed came over from England in 1630, in the ship `Mary and John', in company with Rev. John Wareham, and settled first at Dorchester, Massachusetts. From Dorchester he went with his family to Windsor, Connecticut, in 1635, and from Windsor to Pequannock, Connecticut, in 1639. His sons Nathaniel and John resided at Simsbury and Springfield in 1670, and at Salmon Brook in about 1700, where David son of Nathaniel, was born..."
   The Holcomb(e) Genealogy History and Directory, Jesse Seaver, Philadelphia PA, American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1925, vii 286p 27.5cm, CS71.H725 1925 and 1925a
   p8: "Part IV Thomas Holcomb and his Descendants
   "Thomas Holcomb was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, or Devonshire, England, in 1601 and is believed to be a son of Ann and Gilbert Holcombe (See page 4)... His wife was Elizabeth Ferguson, whom some authorities state he married before leaving England. Others say he married at Dorchester. She was born in England and was a fellow passenger on `The Mary and John'...
   "The property of Thomas Holcomb was inventoried October 1 1657, and amounted to L244-9s-8. To Elizabeth, the widow was given L42-18s; to Joshua, age 17, L42-18s, to Benejah, age 13, L33-17s; to Nathaniel, age 9, L28-12s; to Abigail, age 19, L28-12s; to Deborah, 6 yrs 7 mos, L28-12s.
   "Although Thomas Holcomb and most of his descendants usually spell the name `Holcomb', it bears an `e' on Dorchester and Boston records. (wt,xic).
   "Some of those who have asserted that Thomas and Elizabeth were married before leaving England believe that the first two of the children were born there, but, the dates given below seem to discredit this supposition. `It is quite certain that all who bear the name of Holcomb(e) in New England are descended from Thomas Holcomb, through his sons Joshua, Benajah, and Nathaniel..."
   p41: "Nathaniel (Son of Thomas) Holcomb and His Descendants. (ah)
   "201 Nathaniel Holcomb (2- ): b. 4 Nov 1648 in Poquonock Windsor CT; d. 5 Mar (Feb) 1740/1741; rem. to Massacoe, now Simsbury; m. (1) 27 Feb 1670 Mary (dau. of Nathaniel (or Thomas) Bliss (one of the original founders of Hartford CT) and Catherine Chapin dau. ofDea. Samuel Chapin of Springfield, a character in the Charter Oak story (see Part XII); m. (2) 16 (17) Jan 1725 (3 or 2) Sarah, widow of Josiah Owen (d. 29 Sep 1706). He was a Rep from Simsbury and Windsor to the Gen. Court of CT, 1703-1706; 1720-1722; farmer; sergeant in Rev. War..."
   The Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, With Brief Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of Deacon Samuel Chapin, Gilbert Warren Chapin, Vol I, Chapin Family Association, Hartford Connecticut, 1924 p16: "Mary Bliss... m. Feb 27, 1670, Springfield, Nathaniel Holcombe, son Thomas & Elizabeth Holcombe, b. Nov. 4, 1648, Windsor, d. Mar 5, 1741, Simsbury, Conn..."
   p17: "Mr. Holcombe represented Simsbury in General Court 1703-1706, and 1720-1722. He m. 2d Jan. 17, 1723 Sarah Orne."
   NOTES
   Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965 by Lucy James COLE Flemming
   (Written by Lucy Cole Flemming (great granddaughter of Col Levi Barber from record book kept in the family and from Barber Genealogy compiled by Lillian May Wilson in 1909. Copied from LCF's handwritten account by granddaughter Linda Engle Lackore Summer 2000)...
   "THIRD GENERATION
   "Samuel Barber (son of Thomas) born 17 May 1673 died Dec 1725 mar 17 Dec 1712 to Sarah Holcomb (who was daughter of Nathan and Mary Holcomb) Sarah born 1691 died 1787 age 96 years."
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   9. Nathaniel2 Holcombe (Thomas1)(28) was born in Poquonock, Windsor, Connecticut November 4, 1648. Nathaniel died March 5, 1740 in Simsbury, CT, at 91 years of age.
   He married twice. He married Mary Bliss in Springfield, Hampden, Mass., February 27, 1670.(29) Mary was born September 23, 1652. Mary(30) was the daughter of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin. Mary died before 1722. He married Sarah Owen in Simsbury, CT, 17 Jan 1722. Chosen Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut for Simsbury between 1703 and 1706; again between 1720 and 1722. Was a joint signer of an agreement with pastor of the church of Hop Meadow 27 Jun 1687. Signed an offer to citizens of Salmonbrook and Low Meadow for exchange of parts of land to better fortify against Indians, 04 Feb 1688.
   from MC CRACKEN
   8th child and 3rd son, was born at Windsor, 4 Nov. 1648, died at Simsbury, 5 March 1740/1. His will is dated 7 Feb. 1740/1, probated 5 March 1740/1 (manwaring 3:286). He devises various real estate in both Windsor and Simsbury to the four sons listed below,and to the five living daughters the moveable estate; the the son, not named, of his deceased daughter martha, 20 shillings, to be paid by sons nathaniel, Jonathan and John, "to buy him a Bible." (This might suggest that this grandson, Daniel hayes, was a minor but he was nearly 25 at this date.) To his wife, not named, testator leaves only 20 shillings "besides what I have already secured for her before marriage." Son Benjamin is names sole executor; witnesses: Elias Slater, Ephraim Bewell, Timothy Woodbridge. His first marriage took place on 27 Feb 1670/1 but is not recorede at either Windsor or Simsbury, and I suspect is was recorded at Springfield, the home of the bride, who was Mary Bliss, born 23 Sept, 1651, died by 1722, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss (Thomas of Hartford) by his wife Catharine Chapin (Samuel), as the birth of the first child is recorded at Springfield. He married, second, at Simsbury, 17 jan. 1722/3, Sarah ----, widow of Josias Owen, as the marriage record identifies her. It seems probable that her first husband was Josias Owen (John) shown by Stiles (2:544) to have married, first, Mary, daughter of John Osburn, but Stiles knows nothing of a second marriage for either Josias Owen or Nathaniel Holcombe, nor does The Chapin Book (1924) 1:16f
   from Stiles
   Resided Simsbury which town he represented at gen. ct. 1703, 4, 5, 1720, and 22. Lists children as Nathaniel, Mary, Johathan, John, Ester, Catherine, Sarah, Benjamin.
   from Tempest Holcombe family tradition has it that Nathaniel and Mary first settled at Salmon Brook in 1677. Nathaniel was born in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Although Mary's father's family was among the first group to come to Hartford, she was living in Springfield when she married Nathaniel in 1670. it is not clear if the couple lived in Springfield for long, but by 1675 they were back in Windsor with their two children, nathaniel and Mary. nathaniel Sr. is not listed among those who moved to Simsbury immediately following the war, but his older brother Joshua is, and his mother and step-father James Eno, did move to "Scotland", the section of Simsbury east of the ridge, in 1679. It is possible they did live with the Enos briefly, while renting land at Salmon Brook from someone such as John Slate. Or it may have been that they even began building a homestead at Salmon Brook and that the record of Nathaniel's 1677, '78 or '79 grant was among those burned; no one bothered to record it again since he received new grants, prossibly for the same land, as a result of the land divisions in 1680. he continued to pay taxes in Windsor through 1686, but only because he owned three acres of upland there, not because he was a resident. Certainly the couple was well established with their four children in Simsbury by 1681, for Nathaniel was elected town constable in December of that year.
   Nathaniel Holcombe and Mary Bliss had the following children:
   + 61 i. Lt. Nathaniel3 Holcombe was born June 11, 1673.
   62 ii. Mary Holcombe(31) was born probably Springfield, Ma. May 17, 1675. Mary died between 22 Dec 1744 and 27 May 1745 Simsbury, Hartford, CT, at 69 years of age. Unmarried. Died between 22 Dec. 1744, date of will, and 27 May 1745, date of inventory, L138/03/11, taken by Joseph Hoskins and Daniel Adams (Manwaring 3:417). She leaves her Bible to brother Benjamin Holcombe "to be his for ever, and the Lord be with him"; to sister Esther Higley best quild and a pair of silver clasps; to four sisters, viz: Esther aforesaid, Katharine Messenger, Margaret North and Sarah Barbour, rest and residue; sole executor: brother Benjamin; signed by mark; witnesses : Brewster Higley Jr., Joseph Higley, John Higley.
   + 63 iii. Sgt. Jonathan Holcombe was born February 15, 1678/9.
   + 64 iv. Ensign John Holcombe was born 1680.
   + 65 v. Martha Holcombe was born 1682.
   + 66 vi. Hester (Ester) Holcombe was born February 1682.
   67 vii. Elizabeth Holcombe was born 1685. Elizabeth died July 12, 1700 in Simsbury, CT, at 15 years of age.(32) McCracken does not mention this child.
   + 68 viii. Margaret Holcombe was born 1687.
   + 69 ix. Catherine Holcombe was born 1689.
   + 70 x. Sarah Holcombe was born 1691.
   + 71 xi. Benjamin Holcombe was born February 15, 1697/8.
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   A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
   1737 to 1742.
   Page 300 Name: Nathaniel Holcomb Location: Simsbury
   Invt. œ100 plus. Taken 2 April, 1741, by Elias Slater and Jno. Owen, Jr. Will dated 7 February, 1740-1:
   I, Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., of Simsbury, do make this my last will and testament: Imprimis. To my wife, besides what I have already secured for her before marriage, I give her the sum of 20 shillings. Item. I give to my sons, Nathaniel, Jonathan, John and Benjamin, that lott of land of 150 acres that lyeth near the northwest corner of the Town bounds, to be equally divided between them. Also, to my sons, Nathaniel, Jonathan and John, I give the 1-2 of my propriety in Windsor of undivided land. To my son Nathaniel I also give my right and interest in the Copper Hill, the whole of it, and also that addition of land that was made to my lott at Raven Swamp. To Jonathan I give further 10 acres of land lying on Salmon Brook Plaine. To John I give 12 acres of land lying at Barn Door Hills. I give to my son Benjamin the other half of my right in Windsor undivided lands, the house and homestead I now dwell on, being about 3 acres, with the orcharding standing on it; also 14 acres of land at the head of Owen's Brook, as it was layd out, be it more or less; also the remainder of my home division lott that I am now possessed of; also 10 acres of land at a place called Slater's Swamp, bounded south in part on Elias Slater's land. Also, I give to Benjamin the 1-2 of my copper's (cooper's?) tools and my best gunn, and the other half to my sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John. To my five daughters, Mary, Katharine, Hester, Sarah and Margaret, I give, after debts and legacies are paid out of them, the remainder of my moveable estate, to be divided equally amongst them. And to the son of my daughter Martha deceased I give 20 shillings, to be paid him by my sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John, to buy him a Bible. To my daughter Mary I give her a cow in particular, to be taken out of my moveables before the division is made. And ordain my son Benjamin to be my sole executor.
   Witness: Elias Slater, Ephraim Bewell, Timothy Woodbridge.
   Nathaniel Holcomb, ls.
   Court Record, Page 86--7 April, 1741: Will proven.
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   IGI Birth 7225605-72-822034, T990439-156-1395539 HOLCOMBE Granby Twp, 7450337- 002923 HOLCOMBE Elisabeth Granby Twp, 7629617-94-1058813 HOLCOMBE Poquonock, 7219530-73-820448 HOLCOMBE Windsor, 8730904-16-0139641 HOLCOMBE Suffolk Massa- chusetts, 7521002-97-884593 Father Thomas HOLCOMB Mother Elizabeth FERGUSON Born 4 Mar 1653 Windsor Hartford Connecticut.
   IGI Marriage A457693-457693-457697 Simsbury Hartford Connecticut, 8514380-35- 1396016, T990439-185-1395539, A184760-184760-184761, A178082-178082,178083 Mar Mary BLISS 27 ?Apr<Feb 1670 Springfield Hampden Massachusetts.
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   LDS Submission: Mrs Harriet C Larsen 73 South 4th East Logan Utah. LDS Heir: Joseph Nephi Comish c 5th GGNephew il SB, 5th GGNephew SH. Nathaniel HOLCOMB Mar Mary BLISS Father of Sarah HOLCOMB. 
  Marriage Information:
   Nathaniel married Mary BLISS, daughter of Nathaniel BLISS, Sr and Catherine CHAPIN, on 27 Feb 1669/70 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. (Mary BLISS was born on 23 Sep 1651 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA and died in 1721-1722 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.)
  Marriage Information:
   Nathaniel also married Sarah on 16 Jan 1722-1725.

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Nathaniel Holcomb

b. 4 November 1648, d. 5 March 1740/41

Nathaniel Holcomb|b. 4 Nov 1648\nd. 5 Mar 1740/41|p43.htm#i1054|Thomas Holcomb|b. c 1609\nd. 7 Sep 1657|p51.htm#i1272|Elizabeth (__?__)|b. c 1617\nd. 7 Oct 1679|p51.htm#i1273|||||||||||||

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    Nathaniel Holcomb was born on 4 November 1648 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..1,2 He was the son of Thomas Holcomb and Elizabeth (__?__). He married (1), at age 22, Mary Bliss, age 19, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin, on 27 February 1670/71 in Springfield, Mass..3 He married (2), at age 74, Sarah (__?__) (widow of Josiah Owen) on 17 January 1722/23.4,3 He died on 5 March 1740/41 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 92.3
    

Occupation: Farmer.

Public Office: in 1677 chosen as a Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut and served for 6 terms; Simsbury town constable, 1681; Designated as the lister (tax assesor) for "Samon Brooke", 1687.

Military Service: in 1691 Sergeant in the militia, "an experienced Indian Fighter", probably a veteran of King Philips War.

In 1677, Nathaniel was chosen as a Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut and served for 6 terms. In 1688, he offered to the citizens of Salmon Brook and Low Meadow an exchange of land "to better fortify against Indians". His second wife, Sarah, was the widow of Josiah Owen.

Children of Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss

   * Lieut. Nathaniel Holcomb+ b. 11 Jun 1673, d. 29 Sep 1766
   * Mary Holcomb b. 17 May 1675, d. bt Dec 1744 - May 1745
   * Sergt. Jonathan Holcomb b. 15 Feb 1678/79, d. 7 Oct 1761
   * Ensign John Holcomb+ b. 1680, d. 11 Jul 1744
   * Martha Holcomb+ b. 1682, d. 9 Jan 1717/18
   * Esther Holcomb+ b. Feb 1683/84, d. 1760
   * Margaret Holcomb b. c 1687, d. 27 May 1777
   * Catherine Holcomb+ b. 1689, d. Dec 1769
   * Sarah Holcomb b. 1691
   * Benjamin Holcomb b. 16 Feb 1697/98, d. 27 Jan 1758
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Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe Sr.'s Timeline

1648
November 4, 1648
Poquerock, Hartford County, Connecticut
1670
February 27, 1670
Age 21
Springfield, MA, USA
February 27, 1670
Age 21
Hartford, CT.
1672
September 18, 1672
Age 23
1673
June 11, 1673
Age 24
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1678
February 15, 1678
Age 29
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1680
1680
Age 31
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1682
1682
Age 33
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1684
February 3, 1684
Age 35
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1686
1686
Age 37
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA