Elizabeth FERGUSON
Nathaniel BLISS, Sr
Catherine CHAPIN
Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Sr
Lieutenant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Jr


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Martha BUELL

Lieutenant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Jr 1

  • Born: 11 Jun 1673, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married: 1 Nov 1695, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Died: 29 Sep 1766, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

   Another name for Nathaniel was Lieutenant.

   Ancestral File Number: 3GLM-0J.

   General Notes:


3rd Great Grandfather of Rutherford B HAYES President of the United States.

Born Springfield Hampden MA >Windsor Hartford CT.

Descendants of Phineas Holcomb, Seth P Holcombe, 1988, North Granby CT pvii:
"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 andMary (Bliss) Holcombe had ten children:
Nathaniel Jr b 11 Jun 1673 Springfield MA..."

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) p45:
8. Nathaniel b 4 Nov 1648, a farmer at Simsbury, m 27 Feb 1670 Mary b 23
Sep 1651 dau of Nathaniel Bliss
Nathaniel 11 Jun 1673-1766 m 1695 Martha dau Peter Buell

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 as elicited at the first and second family reunions, held at LeRoy PAOct 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 fist known of the Holcombes of America was of Thomas Holcombe, whom he claimed came over from England in 1630, in the ship `Mary andJohn', 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 occupations, professions, modes of living and habits of life, of the earlier Holcombe inhabitants of New England. They were farmers and stock-raisers of cattle and horses, generally thrifty, and fond of hunting...The Holcombes were active participants in the war of the Revolution for establishment of the Republic, and also in the war of the Rebellion for the preservation of the Union. There wer doctors, lawyers, ministers, inventors and ministers...
"...He spoke of the different modes of spelling the name. We are all of kin and the name should be spelled as originally, `Holcombe.' Apart of the kindred have dropped the final `e'. The name is composed of `holt' a Saxon word signifying woody, and `combe' a valley between two hills, and is derived from an ancient inheritance in Pembrokeshire, England. The proper mode of spelling it then is `Holcombe.'
"In all the old records of Connecticut, where the early Holcombes signed deeds, wills and recorded papers, they by their own hand wrote their name `Holcombe,' and the name should now be so spelled...He said he had never known nor had he ever found in history of a Holcombe who was ever charged with the commission of a grave crime..."

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol III, p286-287, Nathaniel Holcomb: "Simsbury, Taken 2 April 1741. Will dated 7 Feb 1740-1. 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 propreity 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 RavenSwamp,...and the other half [of my cooper's tools] to my sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John..."

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
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 Feb1670
Mary (dau. of Nathaniel (or Thomas) Bliss...
1 Nathaniel (202)...
"202 Lieutenant Nathaniel Holcomb (3-2010: b. 11 Jun (of Jan) 1673; d. 29
Sep 1766; m. 1 Nov 1695 at Simsbury CT Martha (dau. of Peter Buel of Windsor (son of Wm. Buel from Wales and Martha Coggan); she was b. 27 (17)
Dec 1675, in Springfield Mass. Nathaniel was Representative to the General
Court of CT 1748-1753; served in Revolutionary War.
1 Nathaniel (205) 2 Elizabeth: b. 14 (3) Mar 1699/1700; d. 13 Apr 1700.
3 Benjamin: b. 15 Feb 1698; d. 5 Apr 1700.
4 Martha: b. 15 Feb 1701; m. 1716 Daniel (b. 1686; d. 1756; 2nd son
of George Hayes)
I Ezekiel:b. 1724, Salmon Brook CT; m. (1) Rebecca (dau. Judge
John and Sarah (Trowbridge) Russell; (2) Mrs Abigail (Hitchcock)
i Rutherford: b. 1756; m. Chloe (dau. Col. Esrael and Abigail (Chandler) Smith of Wethersfield CT.)
(1) Rutherford: b. 1787, Battleboro VT; m. Sophia
(dau. of Roger and Drusilla (Austin) Brichard, of
Delaware OH; merchant.
1822, Delaware OH; d. 17 Jan 1893, Fremont OH;
buried at Private burial ground, Fremont; lawyer; grad. Kenyon College, 1842; m. 1852 Lucy Ware
Webb (b. 1831; d. 1889); President of the United
States, 1877-1881; Republican; Methodist. They had 7 sons and 1 daughter..."

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 p17: "Mary Bliss...
m. FEb 27, 1670, Springfield, Nathaniel Holcombe...
Children: HOLCOMBE *1 Nathaniel b. Jun 11, 1673. d. Sep 29, 1766..."

Holcombe Family Genealogy
James and Randal Holcombe
Family of President R. B. Hayes
1. Nathaniel1 Holcombe Lieutenant was born Springfield, Hampden Co., MA June 11, 1673. Nathaniel died September 29, 1766 Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at 93 years of age.
He married Martha Buell in Simsbury, CT, November 1, 1695. Martha was the daughter of Peter Buell and Martha Coggan.
Nathaniel Holcombe Lieutenant and Martha Buell had the following children:
+ 2 i. Judah2 Holcombe.
+ 3 ii. David Holcombe Lt. was born 1695.
+ 4 iii. Nathaniel Holcombe Captain was born October 25, 1696.

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 3GLM-0J Nathaniel HOLCOMBE Died 29 Sep 1766 Simsbury Hartford Connecticut "No Group Sheet".

   Marriage Information:

Nathaniel married Martha BUELL on 1 Nov 1695 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Martha BUELL was born on 27 Dec 1675 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and died on 6 Sep 1760 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.10, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File Ver 4.10, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997.), 3GLM-0J.

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