Daniel Flarity1

b. circa 1869
     Daniel Flarity was born circa 1869 at Ireland.1 He married Hattie Holcombe, daughter of Linus Holcombe and Sarah J. Sweet.1

Children of Daniel Flarity and Hattie Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.
  2. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Harry Flarity1

b. circa 1895
     Harry Flarity was born circa 1895 at NY.1 He was the son of Daniel Flarity and Hattie Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Alice Flarity1

b. circa 1902
     Alice Flarity was born circa 1902 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Flarity and Hattie Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Rollin W. Holcombe1

b. March 1886
     Rollin W. Holcombe was born in March 1886 at NY.1 He was the son of William Holcombe and Lovanchia Gregory.1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Edith Holcombe1

b. July 1892
     Edith Holcombe was born in July 1892 at NY.1 She was the daughter of William Holcombe and Lovanchia Gregory.1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Doris Holcombe1

b. June 1896
     Doris Holcombe was born in June 1896 at NY.1 She was the daughter of William Holcombe and Lovanchia Gregory.1

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Bessie Holcombe1

b. circa 1902
     Bessie Holcombe was born circa 1902 at NY.1 She was the daughter of William Holcombe and Lovanchia Gregory.1

Citations

  1. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.

Lucy L. Hazelton1

b. circa 1887
     Lucy L. Hazelton was born circa 1887 at NY.2 She was the daughter of Herbert Hazelton and Ellen (?)2 Lucy L. Hazelton married William B. Holcombe, son of Linus Holcombe and Sarah J. Sweet.1

Child of Lucy L. Hazelton and William B. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.
  2. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.

Herbert Hazelton1

     Herbert Hazelton married Ellen (?)1

Child of Herbert Hazelton and Ellen (?)

Citations

  1. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.

Ellen (?)1

     Ellen (?) married Herbert Hazelton.1

Child of Ellen (?) and Herbert Hazelton

Citations

  1. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.

Elwyn Holcombe1

b. 15 May 1909, d. June 1974
     Elwyn Holcombe was born on 15 May 1909 at NY.1,2 He was the son of William B. Holcombe and Lucy L. Hazelton.1 Elwyn Holcombe died in June 1974 at Comstock, Washington Co., NY, at age 65.2

Citations

  1. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 008-03-7210.

Henry D. Dutcher1

b. circa 1888
     Henry D. Dutcher was born circa 1888 at NY.1,2 He married Eunice Pansey Holcombe, daughter of Charles E. Holcombe and Frances J. Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.
  2. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Ethel Mitchell1

d. 1953
     Ethel Mitchell married George B. W. Holcombe, son of Charles E. Holcombe and Frances J. Holcombe.1 Ethel Mitchell died in 1953.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Clifton Holcombe1

b. 1 January 1885, d. 14 June 1891
     Clifton Holcombe was born on 1 January 1885 at Dresden, Washington Co., NY.1 He was the son of Charles John Holcombe and Harriet E. Gragen.1 Clifton Holcombe died on 14 June 1891 at Dresden, Washington Co., NY, at age 6.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Carrie B. Holcombe1

b. 2 June 1888, d. 28 June 1891
     Carrie B. Holcombe was born on 2 June 1888 at Dresden, Washington Co., NY.1 She was the daughter of Charles John Holcombe and Harriet E. Gragen.1 Carrie B. Holcombe died on 28 June 1891 at Dresden, Washington Co., NY, at age 3.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Joseph Van Guilder1

b. circa 1841
     Joseph Van Guilder was born circa 1841 at NY.2 He married Selah Jane Holcombe, daughter of Levi Holcombe and Jane Wiley.1

Children of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Arilla Van Guilder1

b. 25 August 1864, d. 21 March 1932
     Arilla Van Guilder was born on 25 August 1864 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1 Arilla Van Guilder married Joseph Bushee.1 Arilla Van Guilder died on 21 March 1932 at Granville, Washington Co., NY, at age 67.1

Cornelius and Clarence "Bushey" were enumerated in the 1920 Granville, Washington Co., NY, federal census. Cornelius was 20, Clarence was 17. They were boarders in the household of James Dodge.


In the 1930 Whitehall, Washington Co., NY federal census a Peter Bushea had two sons, Clarence 7 and Cornelius 4; but no older men of that age were found in the county.

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Joseph Bushee1

     Joseph Bushee married Arilla Van Guilder, daughter of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Alexander Van Guilder1

b. 5 May 1862, d. 19 December 1950
     Alexander Van Guilder was born on 5 May 1862 at NY.1 He was the son of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1 Alexander Van Guilder died on 19 December 1950 at Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, at age 88.1

Alexander and Carrie were enumerated in the 1930 Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, federal census. He was a farmer age 50, she was 35. Children in the household were Elizabeth 12, Irene, Alexander Jr., Joseph, and Lillian.

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Mary Jane Van Guilder1

b. 1870
     Mary Jane Van Guilder was born in 1870 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Cynthia Esther Van Guilder1

b. 1873
     Cynthia Esther Van Guilder was born in 1873 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Peter Shand Kydd

John Spencer

b. 12 January 1960, d. 12 January 1960
     John Spencer died on 12 January 1960. He was born on 12 January 1960. He was the son of Edward John Spencer 8th Earl Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche.

Helen Van Guilder1

b. 1874, d. 1901
     Helen Van Guilder was born in 1874.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1 Helen Van Guilder died in 1901 at Whitehall, Washington Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

James Joseph Van Guilder1

b. 27 November 1876, d. 7 October 1954
     James Joseph Van Guilder was born on 27 November 1876.1 He was the son of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1 James Joseph Van Guilder died on 7 October 1954 at Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, at age 77.1

James and Olivia were enumerated in the 1930 Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, federal census. He was a farmer age 53, she was 19. There were no children in the household.

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Levi Squire Van Guilder1

b. May 1879, d. 1917
     Levi Squire Van Guilder was born in May 1879.1 He was the son of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1 Levi Squire Van Guilder died in 1917 at Whitehall, Washington Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Cornelius Van Guilder1

b. January 1881
     Cornelius Van Guilder was born in January 1881.1 He was the son of Joseph Van Guilder and Selah Jane Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S518] Ruth Holcombe Stevens by way of Rose Wolford, "James and Olive Holcombe," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 26 May 2004.

Prof. George H. Noble

b. 27 March 1859
     Prof. George H. Noble was born on 27 March 1859 at Amboy, Lee Co., IL. He was the son of Charles Noble and Eliza Ann Holcombe. Prof. George H. Noble married Josephine Atkinson, daughter of William Atkinson and Mary Ross, on 20 June 1889.

from the Portrait and Biographical Record of Lee Co., Illinois, Biographical Publishing Co. of Chicago, 1892, reprinted by Higginson Publishing:


Prof. George H. Noble, who is successfully conducting a livery business in the village of Compton, is one of the native-born citizens of Lee County, who now form so important an element in the maintenance of its prosperity. His birthplace is Amboy Township, and March 27, 1859, the date of his birth. His father, Charles Noble, formerly a well-known farmer of this section was born in Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y. while his father, whose name was the same as his own, was a native of Massachusetts. During some period of his life he removed from the old Bay State to the Empire State, and became the proprietor of a farm in Whitehall, where he passed the remainder of his life. The maiden name of his wife was Anna Waters, and she, too, died on the home farm in Whitehall.


The father of our subject was reared and educated in his native State, of which he remained a resident until 1855, and in the meantime he learned the art of daguerreotyping. In the year mentioned he came to Illinois and became a pioneer farmer of what is now Amboy Township. He remained on his farm but one year, however, as the climate did not agree with his family and he removed with them to Minnesota, going by teams to the Mississippi, and then by boat to Winona. He entered a tract of Government land near that city, lived there about two years, and then returned to his homestead in Amboy Township. He made that his home until death closed his honorable career, March 26, 1880, devoting himself to its improvement. The maiden name of the mother of our subject was Eliza H. Holcomb. She was born in Dresden, Washington County, N.Y., a daughter of James and Olive Holcomb. She married a second time, becoming the wife of Edward Mackin, and still occupies the home farm.


Our subject was one of nine children, and the names of his brothers and sisters are as follows: Mariette, Ann Eliza, Julia, Charles, James, Josephine (twin of our subject), Bowman, and Hiram. George H. Noble received his early education in the district schools and advanced by attendance at Phillips' private academy at Amboy, and Dixon Business College. In September, 1876, he went to Kansas, and was employed on a farm in the summer and attended school in the winter during his stay in that State. He resided in Dickinson, Saline and McPherson Counties two and a half years and then, returning home, attended Phillips' Academy, where he pursued a thorough course of study. In the fall of 1881 he entered the profession of teacher, for which he was amply qualified, and in the years that he devoted to that vocation he won a high reputation for his manifest talent for imparting knowledge, and for the excellence of his methods of teaching. He taught two years and then entered Dixon Business College, where he obtained high rank of general proficiency in his studies and while a student taught a class in German during the absence of Professor Sickles.


At the close of his term at the business college, Prof. Noble resumed teaching in the public schools, and continued his professional career until June, 1891, being principal of the Compton School the last three years of that time. In the fall of 1890 he established himself in the livery business, in which he still continues. He has a well-equipped stable and is well patronized by the traveling public. The Professor is a highly intelligent, well-informed young man, whose active mind has been well trained, and he stands high in the citizenship of his native county. He is a member of Brooklyn Lodge, No. 282. A.F. & A. M; Anchor Lodge I.O.O.F., No. 510, at Paw Paw, and is popular in social circles.


Prof. Noble was married June 20, 1889, to Miss Josephine Atkinson, a native of Brooklyn Township, and a daughter of the late William Atkinson, who was a prominent pioneer and well-known citizen of Lee County. Her father was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in December, 1806. He was in his sixteenth year when he embarked on board the good ship "Betsy Jan," bound for St. John, N. B., where he was met by two older brothers who had preceded him to America. He attended school in that city two years, and then news of his mother's death was received, and his brothers returning to their old home across the sea, he never saw any of the family again. He engaged in lumbering in the New Brunswick forests a few years, and subsequently, tried the mercantile business a short time. He finally came to the States, and from New Hampshire made his was to Cairo, Ill. For a time he made trips up and down the Ohio from that point, but attacks of fever and ague obliged him to seek other quarters. We next hear of him at Ross's Grove whence he removed to Inlet, and found employment in Dewey's saw-mill.


In 1843 Mr. Atkinson took unto himself a wife, in the person of Mrs. Mary Ross Melugin, a native of Virginia, and a daughter of Joseph and Jane (Eaton) Ross, and widow of Zachariah Melugin. Her father died January 31, 1888, and her mother April 13, 1880, both living to be very old. Four of the eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson are living, namely: William, Martha E., Anna and Josephine.


Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Atkinson bought the homestead in Brooklyn Township of the Government, and there he and his wife passed the most of their wedded life, though at two different times they were residents of Mendota, once for a year, and again for three years, and Mr. Atkinson was at one time prominent in the civic life of that city as a member of the City Council. He was very successful in his business operations, as he invested his money judiciously, and became one of the rich men of the county. He was a man of broad views of untiring energy, and was fond of traveling. He watched with keen interest the progress of the war, and after the battle of Murfreesboro was fought he visited the scene of the conflict. He attended the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia and the Cotton Exposition at New Orleans. He was a man of genial, frank, straight-forward nature, was generous and hospitable, and had many close friends who mourned his death, which was a loss to the community. He had done much for the upbuilding of the county, and his name will always be associated with its history. He was a member of Bethany Chapter, K. T., and was active in forwarding the interests of that organization, as well as of all things which would in any way benefit the community.


George and Josephine were enumerated in the 1920 Grant, Custer Co., OK, federal census. He was an insurance agent, age 61, she was 63. Children in the household were Leota 27, and Martha 23.


George and "Fannie E." were enumerated in the 1930 Custer, Custer Co., OK, federal census. He was 71, she was 75.

Josephine Noble

b. 27 March 1859
     Josephine Noble was born on 27 March 1859 at Amboy, Lee Co., IL. She was the daughter of Charles Noble and Eliza Ann Holcombe.

Edward Mackin

     Edward Mackin married Eliza Ann Holcombe, daughter of James Holcombe and Olive Noble.

Josephine Atkinson

b. circa 1855
     Josephine Atkinson was born circa 1855 at IL.1,2 She was the daughter of William Atkinson and Mary Ross.3 Josephine Atkinson married Prof. George H. Noble, son of Charles Noble and Eliza Ann Holcombe, on 20 June 1889.

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  3. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

William Atkinson

b. December 1806
     William Atkinson was born in December 1806 at County Armagh, Ireland. He married Mary Ross in 1843.1

William and Mary were enumerated in the 1870 Mendota, LaSalle Co., IL, federal census. He was a farmer, age 67, she was 56. Children in the household were William 25, Elizabeth 21, and Josephine 14.


Widower William was enumerated in the 1880 Brooklyn, Lee Co., IL, federal census. He was a farmer, age 73. Children in the household were William 36, and Josephine 24.

Child of William Atkinson and Mary Ross

Citations

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

Mary Ross1

b. circa 1813
     Mary Ross was born circa 1813 at OH.1 She married Zachariah Melugin. Mary Ross married William Atkinson in 1843.1

Child of Mary Ross and William Atkinson

Citations

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

Zachariah Melugin

d. before 1843
     Zachariah Melugin married Mary Ross. Zachariah Melugin died before 1843.

John Langford

b. 21 October 1855, d. 24 March 1947
     John Langford was born on 21 October 1855 at Walnut, Bureau Co., IL.1 He was the son of Richard Langford and Elizabeth Brewer.1 John Langford married Julia Arminia Holcombe, daughter of Henry Holcombe and Louisa Snodgrass.1,2 John Langford died on 24 March 1947 at Rock Falls, Whiteside Co., IL, at age 91.1 He was buried on 27 March 1947 at Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau Co., IL.

from the Sterling Daily Gazette, undated:

John Langford, 91, a resident of Rock Falls for the last quarter of a century, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Monday in his home at 1108 Avenue B, Rock Falls. He had been ill for some time with a complication of diseases.

Funeral rites will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Melvin funeral home, Sterling, where the body was taken. Rev. Harry E. Shiffer of the Rock Falls Christian church will lbe in charge and burial will be made in teh Walnut cemetery.

John Langford was born October 21, 1855 in Walnut, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Langford. He came from Walnut to Rock Falls 25 years ago. Surviving are on eson, Arthur, of Rock Falls, and two daughters, Mrs. M. A. (florence) Price, and Mrs. Louis (Blanche) Morris, of Rock Falls. There are five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. His wife, Julia, passed away January 9, 1938. One son, Wilbur, and a daughter, Myrtle, also preceeded Mr. Langford in death.

Children of John Langford and Julia Arminia Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S517] Letter, Sheila L. Smith to James H. Holcombe, 22 May 2004.
  2. [S539] DC: Julia Arminia Langford, 1.
  3. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.

Wilbur Langford1

b. circa 1892, d. 25 September 1922
     Wilbur Langford was born circa 1892.2 He was the son of John Langford and Julia Arminia Holcombe.1 Wilbur Langford died on 25 September 1922 at Rock Falls, Whiteside Co., IL.1 He was buried at Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau Co., IL.1

Citations

  1. [S517] Letter, Sheila L. Smith to James H. Holcombe, 22 May 2004.
  2. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Blanche Langford1

b. 1 July 1899, d. 21 October 1966
     Blanche Langford was born on 1 July 1899 at Walnut, Bureau Co., IL.1,2,3 She was the daughter of John Langford and Julia Arminia Holcombe.1 Blanche Langford married O. D. Signor circa 1914.4 Blanche Langford married Louis R. Morris on 3 June 1944 at Rock Falls, Whiteside Co., IL.3 Blanche Langford died on 21 October 1966 at Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL, at age 67.3,2

Child of Blanche Langford and O. D. Signor

Citations

  1. [S363] 1910 Federal Census,.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 334-07-1196.
  3. [S517] Letter, Sheila L. Smith to James H. Holcombe, 22 May 2004.
  4. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.