Sgt. Benajah Holcombe

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Benajah Holcombe

Birthplace: Windsor, Connecticut Colony
Death: January 25, 1736 (91)
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth Eno
Husband of Sarah Holcombe
Father of Benajah Holcomb; James Holcomb; Sarah Owen; Ann Hayden; Abigail Austin and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Ellsworth; Abigail Bissell; Joshua Holcomb, Sr.; Sarah Holcomb; Deborah Holcomb and 6 others

Managed by: Brandt Joseph Gibson
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About Sgt. Benajah Holcombe


McCracken: death date . . .

"misappropriated for his mythical brother Thomas as on the newly-cut Holcombe tombstone in Granby Cemetery. His unusual first name occurs some 16 times in the Old Testament but was not sufficiently familiar to the compilers of the Phelps Genealogy who, at least several times, if not always, call him Benjamin.

"Benajah appears not to have moved to Simsbury with his two brothers, and I have had more difficulty in tracing his descendants than those of his brothers. The reader is cautioned to verify every statement, particularly what Mrs. McPherson has to say of him.

"He married at Windsor, April 11, 1667, his stepsister, Sarah Enno or Eno, born at Windsor, 16 June 1649, daughter of James Enno or Eno by his second wife Anna Bidwell, who was perhaps the daughter, more probably the widow of Richard Bidwell, This Anna was the mother of all the Eno children.

"Dr. Stiles, under "Holcombe," kills off this Sarah in April 1732, which is about five years earlier than the death of Benajah but under "Phelps" (2:565) he makes her marry, secondly, Samuel Phelps (William, William), born at Windsor, 5 Sept 1642, died at Simsbury, 21 Oct 1741.

"The first wife of the said Samuel Phelps was Abigail Williams, born Windsor, 31 May 1658, daughter of a John Williams who married at Windsor, 29 June 1644, Mary Burlly. Mary (Burlly) Williams died 18 April 1681, having been married, as the record says, 37 years and sometime later this John Williams married again, this time to that Ester or Hester ----, who had married, first, James Eggleston (Bigod), and second as 4th wife, James Enno or Eno aforesaid. John Williams died in 1712 aged 96 and Esther/Hester died in 1720. See also The American Genealogist 56:169.

"Under "Phelps" Stiles inserts a marriage of the aforesaid Samuel Phelps to an Elizabeth with some children born in Boston. This marriage is unknown to the Phelps Genealogy and I have made no attempt to solve the problem beyond making certain that there were Boston births to a Samuel and Elizabeth Phelps whoever they were."


(f/g) Benajah Holcombe Birth: Jun. 23, 1644 Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA Death: Jan. 25, 1735 Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA

BENAJAH, 6th known child of Thomas & Elizabeth Holdombe, was born at Windsor 23 June 1644. He married at Windsor 11 April 1667 Sarah Eno (his stepsister). Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins. Sgt. Benajah Holcomb died Jan 25, 1735/6 at Windsor, Conn.; m. Apr. 11, 1667 at Windsor, Sarah Eno, his step-sister and only dau. of James Eno and his first wife Anna, b. June 15, 1649 (bapt. June 17) at Windsor and d. there in Apr. 1732. Nine children of the family.

Family links:

 Thomas Holcomb (1609 - 1657)
 Elizabeth Holcomb Eno (1617 - 1679) 
 Sarah Eno Holcombe (1649 - 1732)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Jul 14, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 54930661 -tcd

Baptism: 1657

 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

Christening: 1657

 Pembrokshire, Wales

Arrival: 1630

 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Arrival: 1630

 Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Immigration: May 30 1630

 the Mary and John to Nantasket Bay, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Ancestral File Number: 3GLM-8W Residence: Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA _UPD: 02 JAN 2016 23:16:42 GMT+-0 Occupation: Freeman, May 1634, Farmer Marriage: Marriage to: elizabeth jacques Holcomb (born FERGUSON) May 14 1634

 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Residence: Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Between 1700 and 1859 Death: Sep 7 1657

 Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Burial: Sep 7 1657

 Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
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Sgt. Benajah Holcombe's Timeline

June 23, 1644
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
June 23, 1644
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
June 23, 1644
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
June 23, 1644
Of, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
June 23, 1644
Of, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
June 23, 1644
Of, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
June 23, 1644
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
April 16, 1668
Poquonock, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
October 13, 1671
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States