Moses F. Holcombe

b. 6 January 1864
     Moses F. Holcombe was born on 6 January 1864 at Ionia Co., MI.1 He was the son of Benoni Holcombe and Lucy A. Wedge. Moses F. Holcombe married Minnie A. Snyder on 22 February 1887 at Ionia, Ionia Co., MI.2

Moses and Minnie were enumerated in the 1930 Easton, Ionia Co., MI, federal census, ED 11. He was a farmer age 67; she was 62. Children in the household were Dey, 42, widowed, and his children, Jay B. 13, Reva 12, and Neva 11. Beulah was enumerated nearby in the household of aunt Neva Priscilla (Holcombe) Woodard (Mrs. Ora Woodard).

Children of Moses F. Holcombe and Minnie A. Snyder

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.2.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Mary Ann Clifford

d. April 1936
     Mary Ann Clifford married Jesse S. Holcombe, son of Benoni Holcombe and Lucy A. Wedge, in 1866. Mary Ann Clifford died in April 1936.

Children of Mary Ann Clifford and Jesse S. Holcombe

Benoni E. Holcombe

b. 26 March 1867
     Benoni E. Holcombe was born on 26 March 1867 at Ionia, Ionia Co., MI. He was the son of Jesse S. Holcombe and Mary Ann Clifford. Benoni E. Holcombe married Margaret Nellie Willis.1 Benoni E. Holcombe died at Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI.2

Children of Benoni E. Holcombe and Margaret Nellie Willis

Citations

  1. [S393] Laurie George, "Benoni Holcombe."
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.2.

Samuel W. Holcombe

b. 12 July 1868, d. 27 April 1934
     Samuel W. Holcombe was born on 12 July 1868 at Ionia Co., MI. He was the son of Jesse S. Holcombe and Mary Ann Clifford. Samuel W. Holcombe married (?) Unknown.1 Samuel W. Holcombe died on 27 April 1934 at OR at age 65.1

Samuel moved to Wyoming, to Colorado, to Minnesota, returning to Michigan and finally to Oregon. 2


It is possibly Samuel, with wife Cora, who was enumerated in the 1930 West Reedsport, Douglas Co., OR, federal census, district 60. He was a carpenter, age 62, she was 53. The only child in the household was son Kenneth C., age 6. Brother-in-law Fred R. Deering age 37 was also in the household.

Children of Samuel W. Holcombe and (?) Unknown

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.2.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

William H. Holcombe1

b. 16 April 1870
     William H. Holcombe was born on 16 April 1870 at Ionia Co., MI. He was the son of Jesse S. Holcombe and Mary Ann Clifford. William H. Holcombe married Linna Case.

Moved to iron mines in Upper Mich peninsula and thence to Hibbing Minn., mining for 8 years until Jan 1, 1905, when he moved to the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, working on the construction of the Panama Canal as a steam shovel operator until 1913, working the third steam power shovel in the Culebra Cut of the Canal. In his active and varied career he has formed unusual friendships in high official and business circles. 2

Children of William H. Holcombe and Linna Case

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-6-7-1-3.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Linna Case

b. 15 July 1875
     Linna Case was born on 15 July 1875. She married William H. Holcombe, son of Jesse S. Holcombe and Mary Ann Clifford.

Children of Linna Case and William H. Holcombe

Winnifred Holcombe

b. 26 March 1893, d. April 1979
     Winnifred Holcombe was born on 26 March 1893 at Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of William H. Holcombe and Linna Case. Winnifred Holcombe married Peter L. Pennock.2 Winnifred Holcombe died in April 1979 at Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI, at age 86.1

Peter was a veteran of the 1st World War, disabled from shell shock and gas. 3

Children of Winnifred Holcombe and Peter L. Pennock

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 363-52-2904.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 134.2.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Minnie Holcombe

     Died of influenza, age 20. Minnie Holcombe was born at Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI. She was the daughter of William H. Holcombe and Linna Case.

Russell R. Holcombe

b. 27 September 1898, d. November 1979
     Russell R. Holcombe was born on 27 September 1898 at Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI.1 He was the son of William H. Holcombe and Linna Case. Russell R. Holcombe married Agnes Elizabeth Williams. Russell R. Holcombe died in November 1979 at Ionia, Ionia Co., MI, at age 81.1

Russell and Agnes were enumerated in the 1930 Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI, federal census, district 33. They were living in the household of Agnes' mother, widow Jesse Williams. Russell was an electrician, age 30, she was 26. Children in the household were Loyd 5, and Shirley 1 year 6 months.

Child of Russell R. Holcombe and Agnes Elizabeth Williams

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 382-03-4494.

Agnes Elizabeth Williams1

b. 26 February 1905
     Agnes Elizabeth Williams was born on 26 February 1905. She married Russell R. Holcombe, son of William H. Holcombe and Linna Case.

Child of Agnes Elizabeth Williams and Russell R. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Lloyd B. Holcombe

b. 6 June 1924, d. 22 February 2007
     Lloyd B. Holcombe was born on 6 June 1924.1 He was the son of Russell R. Holcombe and Agnes Elizabeth Williams. Lloyd B. Holcombe died on 22 February 2007 at Byron Center, Kent Co., MI, at age 82.1

Lloyd served in the Navy in the Second World War. 2

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 533-26-0149.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Sarah S. Draper

b. 16 April 1861, d. 2 May 1910
     Sarah S. Draper was born on 16 April 1861 at Allegan Co., MI. She was the daughter of John B. Draper and Carline Britain. Sarah S. Draper married William E. Holcombe, son of Benoni Holcombe and Lucy A. Wedge, on 18 March 1877 at Orleans, Ionia Co., MI. Sarah S. Draper died on 2 May 1910 at Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI, at age 49.

Children of Sarah S. Draper and William E. Holcombe

John B. Draper

     John B. Draper married Carline Britain.

Child of John B. Draper and Carline Britain

Carline Britain

     Carline Britain married John B. Draper.

Child of Carline Britain and John B. Draper

Jesse Holcombe

b. 20 April 1882, d. 1899
     Jesse Holcombe was born on 20 April 1882. He was the son of William E. Holcombe and Sarah S. Draper. Jesse Holcombe died in 1899.

Lillian Holcombe

b. 15 December 1884
     Lillian Holcombe was born on 15 December 1884. She was the daughter of William E. Holcombe and Sarah S. Draper.

Lillian was enumerated in the 1930 Stanton, Montcalm Co., MI, federal census, district 33. She was single, living alone, a 45 year old school teacher.


Her seniority in teaching service was equaled by few in Southern Michigan. 1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Blanche Holcombe

b. 28 April 1887
     Blanche Holcombe was born on 28 April 1887. She was the daughter of William E. Holcombe and Sarah S. Draper.

Viva Holcombe

b. 3 March 1894
     Viva Holcombe was born on 3 March 1894. She was the daughter of William E. Holcombe and Sarah S. Draper. Viva Holcombe married Clayton Barrows circa 1912.1,2

Clayton and Viva were enumerated in the 1920 Douglass, Montcalm Co., MI, federal census, district 114. He was a farmer age 27, she was 25. Children in the household were Wesley 6, Cecil W. 3 years 4 months, and Robert L. 1 year 10 months.


Clayton and Viva were enumerated in the 1930 Dearborn, Wayne Co., MI, federal census, district 902. He was an inspector in the auto industry, age 38; she was 36. Children in the household, all born in MI, were Wesley 16, Wayne 13, Robert 12, and Bryce 9.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.1.
  2. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Ella Holcombe

b. 15 October 1898
     Ella Holcombe was born on 15 October 1898. She was the daughter of William E. Holcombe and Sarah S. Draper.

Evelyn Holcombe

b. 11 December 1901
     Evelyn Holcombe was born on 11 December 1901. She was the daughter of William E. Holcombe and Sarah S. Draper.

It was apparently Evelyn who was employed in a hotel run by William Cooper in the 1920 census of Home, Montcalm Co., MI, district 126.

Minnie A. Snyder

b. 29 May 1858
     Minnie A. Snyder was born on 29 May 1858. She married Moses F. Holcombe, son of Benoni Holcombe and Lucy A. Wedge, on 22 February 1887 at Ionia, Ionia Co., MI.1

Children of Minnie A. Snyder and Moses F. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Day E. Holcombe

b. 26 February 1888
     Day E. Holcombe was born on 26 February 1888.1 He was the son of Moses F. Holcombe and Minnie A. Snyder. Day E. Holcombe married Nina G. Adams on 6 November 1913.1

Children of Day E. Holcombe and Nina G. Adams

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Neva Priscilla Holcombe

b. 24 October 1892, d. December 1975
     Neva Priscilla Holcombe was born on 24 October 1892 at MI.1,2 She was the daughter of Moses F. Holcombe and Minnie A. Snyder. Neva Priscilla Holcombe married Ora E. Woodard on 3 June 1920.3 Neva Priscilla Holcombe died in December 1975 at Orleans, Ionia Co., MI, at age 83.2

Ora and Neva were enumerated in the 1930 Easton, Ionia Co., MI, federal census, ED 11. He was a farm laborer, age 35, she was 37. The only child in the household was Earl, 8. Beulah Holcombe, Neva's neice, age 15, was also in the household.

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 362-68-7086.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

J. B. Holcombe

b. 7 April 1897, d. 10 February 1902
     J. B. Holcombe was born on 7 April 1897. J. B. Holcombe was the child of Moses F. Holcombe and Minnie A. Snyder. J. B. Holcombe died on 10 February 1902 at age 4.

Nina G. Adams

b. 16 February 1892, d. 1920
     Nina G. Adams was born on 16 February 1892. She married Day E. Holcombe, son of Moses F. Holcombe and Minnie A. Snyder, on 6 November 1913.1 Nina G. Adams died in 1920; flu epidemic.

Children of Nina G. Adams and Day E. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Beulah Abigail Holcombe

b. 22 January 1915
     Beulah Abigail Holcombe was born on 22 January 1915. She was the daughter of Day E. Holcombe and Nina G. Adams.1 Beulah Abigail Holcombe married John L. Leland on 14 January 1936.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

J. B. Holcombe

b. 19 April 1916, d. 1 January 1988
     J. B. Holcombe was born on 19 April 1916.1 He was the son of Day E. Holcombe and Nina G. Adams.1 J. B. Holcombe died on 1 January 1988 at age 71.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Reva Marie Holcombe

b. 14 May 1917, d. 1977
     Reva Marie Holcombe was born on 14 May 1917.1 She was the daughter of Day E. Holcombe and Nina G. Adams.1 Reva Marie Holcombe married Marion Munn on 30 January 1942 at Alexandria, LA.1 Reva Marie Holcombe died in 1977.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Neva Thelma Holcombe

b. 9 January 1919, d. 17 April 1993
     Neva Thelma Holcombe was born on 9 January 1919.1 She was the daughter of Day E. Holcombe and Nina G. Adams.2 Neva Thelma Holcombe died on 17 April 1993 at Saranac, Ionia Co., MI, at age 74.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 379-14-7904.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Amorintha Kimball

b. circa 1815
     Amorintha Kimball was born circa 1815 at NY.1 She married Jesse Holcombe II, son of Jesse Holcombe and Lucy Webb.

Children of Amorintha Kimball and Jesse Holcombe II

Citations

  1. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Amelia Holcombe

b. 1840
     Amelia Holcombe was born in 1840 at NY. She was the daughter of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

William H. Holcombe1

b. circa 1841
     William H. Holcombe was born circa 1841 at NY.2 He was the son of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

William and Emma were enumerated in the 1880 census of Ionia, Ionia Co., MI. He was a farmer age 39; she was 35. Children in the household were Charlie 10, Earl 8, and Floyd 2.

Children of William H. Holcombe and Emma (?)

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2/Item A-8-1-2-9-6-10-2.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.
  3. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1.
  4. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Samantha Holcombe

b. 1843
     Samantha Holcombe also went by the name of Minta Holcombe. She was born in 1843 at NY. She was the daughter of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

George W. Holcombe

b. 1845
     George W. Holcombe was born in 1845 at NY. He was the son of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

George enlisted at Grand Rapids, MI, Dec 31, 1865 in Co. E., Engineers and Mechanics for 3 years, age 18 years; mustered Jan 5, 1864, artifieer; mustered out Nashville, Tenn., Sept 22, 1865; in battle Bentonville, NC; lived 1905 at 414 N. Jefferson St., Ionia, MI.

Jesse Albert Holcombe

b. 1847
     Jesse Albert Holcombe was born in 1847 at MI. He was the son of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

Jesse confirmed a tradition remembered by Sanford P. Holcomb that there had been at least 5 Jesse Holcombs, each son of a Jesse. Jesse is recorded in the 1860 census of Ionia, MI, living with and working for James Post.

Franci Holcombe

b. 1849
     Franci Holcombe was born in 1849 at MI. She was the daughter of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

Amorintha Holcombe

b. circa 1851
     Amorintha Holcombe was born circa 1851 at MI.1,2 She was the daughter of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

Citations

  1. [S38] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Alice Holcombe

b. circa 1853
     Alice Holcombe was born circa 1853 at MI.1 She was the daughter of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Rosina Holcombe

b. circa 1855
     Rosina Holcombe was born circa 1855 at MI.1 She was the daughter of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 135.2.

Ferris Holcombe

b. 27 February 1858
     Ferris Holcombe was born on 27 February 1858 at MI. He was the son of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball. Ferris Holcombe married Amanda Decker MD.

Ferris and Amanda were enumerated in the 1920 Mount Pleasant, Isabella Co., MI, federal census, ED 208. He was 61, she was a doctor, age 54. The only child in the household was William, 17.


Ferris and Amanda were enumerated in the 1930 Mount Pleasant, Isabella Co., MI, federal census, ED 14. He was 72, she was 64. There were no children in the household.

Child of Ferris Holcombe and Amanda Decker MD

Charles Holcombe

b. circa 1869
     Charles Holcombe was born circa 1869 at MI.1 He was the son of William H. Holcombe and Emma (?)2

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1.

Amanda Decker MD

b. circa 1866, d. March 1935
     Amanda Decker MD was born circa 1866. She married Ferris Holcombe, son of Jesse Holcombe II and Amorintha Kimball. Amanda Decker MD died in March 1935.

Amanda was a professor in Obstetrics in the Hering Medical College, chicago, who had taught after training in Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI, a pioneer woman in medicine, continuing the practice of medicine many years.

Child of Amanda Decker MD and Ferris Holcombe

William D. Holcombe MD1

b. 23 September 1902, d. April 1976
     William D. Holcombe MD was born on 23 September 1902 at Chicago, IL.2 He was the son of Ferris Holcombe and Amanda Decker MD. William D. Holcombe MD died in April 1976 at Newberry, Luce Co., MI, at age 73.

Lived at 1619 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, Colorado when McPherson wrote her book in 1947. He graduated in 1928 from Teachers' College, Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Co., Mich; taught; received MD from the School of Medicine, Boston University, 1935; practiced 801 s. 15th St., Lincoln, Neb. and Colorado Springs; served in the CCC camps parts of three years after internship.

Frances served as therapetitic dietician at Herman Keifer Hospital, Detroit, Mich. and for six months at the Mass. General Hospital, Boston, where she did research and instructed student nurses and dieticians and similar work at Harvard Med. College.

Death information is from the SSDI, October 1996 edition.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1/Item A-8-1-2-9-6-10-10-1.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 136.1.