David Colson

b. 10 April 1881, d. 1911
     David Colson married Bertha Bristol. David Colson was born on 10 April 1881 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He died in 1911 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.

Bertha Bristol

b. 27 June 1881, d. 19 November 1973
     Bertha Bristol married David Colson. Bertha Bristol was born on 27 June 1881 at Canton Center, CT. She died on 19 November 1973 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT, at age 92.

Leneus Sven Swanson

b. 18 September, d. November 1970
     Leneus Sven Swanson was born on 18 September at Woodstock, Windham Co., CT. He died in November 1970 at Dundee, FL.

Anna Pauline Price

     Anna Pauline Price married Harold W. Holcombe, son of Henry Valentine Holcombe and Edith Gertrude Roberts, on 11 February 1945 at Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT.1


  1. [S720] Jean E. Perreault, Granby 1930 Census.

Beverly L. Creighton1

     Beverly L. Creighton married Henry Valentine Holcombe Jr., son of Henry Valentine Holcombe and Hilda Jeannette Whipple, on 22 April 1943 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Beverly L. Creighton and Henry Valentine Holcombe Jr. were divorced in September 1961 at Brevard Co., FL.1 Beverly L. Creighton married John Collier.

Child of Beverly L. Creighton and Henry Valentine Holcombe Jr.


  1. [S720] Jean E. Perreault, Granby 1930 Census.

Hyacinth Bynum1

b. 4 October 1907, d. 4 August 1986
     Hyacinth Bynum was born on 4 October 1907 at Marshall Co., KS.1 She married James Frank Wolfe Jr., son of James Frank Wolfe and Mary Henry Sawyer.1 Hyacinth Bynum died on 4 August 1986 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 78.1 She was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.1


  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 August 2018), memorial page for Hyacinth S Wolfe (4 Oct 1907–4 Aug 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33036219, citing Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Atkinson McClelland (contributor 46836997) .

Richard Henry Holcombe1

b. 1 January 1945, d. 22 August 2012
     Richard Henry Holcombe was born on 1 January 1945 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Henry Valentine Holcombe Jr. and Beverly L. Creighton. Richard Henry Holcombe died on 22 August 2012 at Brewster, Barnstable Co., MA, at age 67.

From the Hartford Courant, 28 August 2021:

Richard H. "Dickie" Holcomb, loving and beloved husband of Laurie Baker Holcomb for more than 52 years, and father to Laurie Holcomb Ruttan (Jason Ruttan), Heather Holcomb-Jones (Bradford Jones), and Chantel Holcomb, died peacefully at his home on August 22, surrounded by his family. A resident of Brewster, MA and Englewood, FL, and formerly of Granby, CT, he was born in 1945, to the late Henry and Beverly Holcomb. He was predeceased by his stepfather John Collier; stepmother Alma Holcomb; father-in-law William A. Baker; mother-in-law Laura Baker; brother-in-law William B. Baker; and stepsister-in-law Judi Lynn Smith. Richard is also survived by his grandchildren: Elizabeth Beaulieu, Nicholas Beaulieu, Emily Beaulieu (Steve Cove), Savannah Marciezyk, Julia Marciezyk-Holcomb, William Holcomb, Nina Jones, Hailey Jones, Tucker Jones, Jacob Evans, Chase Cove, Hunter Cove, and Grayson Cove. He leaves behind a large family, including his siblings: Sharon Dimmick, Thomas Holcomb, Kathleen Johnson, Mary Keaton, Henry Holcomb III, William Holcomb, Lisa Taylor, Gayle Max, Sheila Shaw, Doug McVey, Charlene McVey, Carol Redfern, and John Collier Jr; his stepmother-in-law Margaret Baker; sister-in-law Nancy Poland; brother-in-law Robin Baker; stepbrother-in-law Jeff Stanescki; and many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. Richard attended school in Granby, CT, and Merritt Island, FL. He enlisted in the United States Navy for four years during the Vietnam War, and served as an aerographer's mate on the USS Providence, flagship of the 7th Fleet, under Admiral Thomas Moorer. Richard held a deep love for his country throughout his lifetime. He served as the commander of the American Legion Shannon-Shattuck Post 182 in Granby, CT, in the late 1970's. He was a hardworking man and a dedicated husband, father, and provider for his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. Everyone who knew him will remember him as a great cook and an entertaining storyteller. Even though he was a realist, Richard was generous to a fault, never giving up on anyone. He was a great believer in self-determination, and was always ready to offer caring words of encouragement, as well as financial support, to people who were experiencing hard times. He placed a high value on education. He directed us to see the good in ourselves and in others, to set goals and pursue them, to make a strong effort, and to never give up. He was a true friend in the deepest sense, and was known to faithfully care for his friends, especially during times of adversity. He tried to do at least one good deed each day. He could often be heard to say, "You have to try and leave this world a little better place than you found it." Richard was an outdoorsman and he truly loved the natural world, especially the sea. He spent many years working for Shaw Logging in Granville, CT with his cousin and friend, Charles Shaw. He was a fisherman throughout his life, as a vocation and during his free time. He explored both freshwater and saltwater fishing in New England and Florida. As a youth, he won several fishing competitions sponsored by Field and Stream Magazine. He loved learning, and knew how to enjoy his life in so many ways - traveling all over the United States and the world with his wife Laurie, learning more about ancient and modern history, collecting antiques, exploring museums, and reading literature, nonfiction, poetry, and several periodicals. He enjoyed meeting new friends through his hobbies, which also included gardening, carving and painting duck decoys, beekeeping, and birdwatching. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 56/Item A115.
  2. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 122.

Lafayette Webster Shaw

b. 14 July 1923, d. 9 February 1977
     Lafayette Webster Shaw was born on 14 July 1923 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Guy Lafayette Shaw.2 Lafayette Webster Shaw married Grace Jeannette Holcombe, daughter of Henry Valentine Holcombe and Hilda Jeannette Whipple, on 6 November 1945 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Lafayette Webster Shaw died on 9 February 1977 at Granville, Hampden Co., MA, at age 53.1

Child of Lafayette Webster Shaw and Grace Jeannette Holcombe


  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 047-12-9941.
  2. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census.

Charles Lafayette Shaw1

b. 7 October 1946, d. 22 February 2019
     Charles Lafayette Shaw was born on 7 October 1946 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Lafayette Webster Shaw and Grace Jeannette Holcombe. Charles Lafayette Shaw married Donna Blakesley.2 Charles Lafayette Shaw died on 22 February 2019 at age 72.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 26, 2019

Charles Lafayette Shaw, 72, passed away on February 22, 2019 at his home. Born in Hartford, CT on October 7, 1946, he was the son of the late Lafayette W. Shaw and Grace J. (Holcomb) (Shaw) Trombley. He was raised in Simsbury, CT but lived most of his adult life in Granville, MA.

Charlie loved hunting and the outdoors and that passion for the outdoors spilled over into his chosen profession. As owner of Shaw Logging and a licensed Timber Harvester, Charlie practiced mindful and sustainable forest management techniques. He took great pride in being able to maintain a harmonious coexistence between man and the environment. He is well known in this industry for the impeccable quality of his work as well as instilling the same philosophy in others he taught along the way. He taught those working with him that you "do a job as if your name is on the truck". He believed in leaving the site in better condition than he found it, having his sites recognized by the trade as a model for the industry. He was also generous with his time, teaching others, enabling them to go on to successful businesses of their own. Charlie was also known for his many selfless acts of kindness and assistance throughout his life, a noble quality that was returned to him so many times by friends and family members during his illness. A heartfelt thank you goes out to those who made his last days more comfortable, as these acts of love are too numerous to recognize individually.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Donna (Blakesley) Shaw; daughter Tammy L. Larsen and son Lafayette T. Shaw. Charles leaves his son Jason Charles Shaw of Torrington, CT; grandchildren Joshua Larsen of West Suffield, CT and Joseph Nitch of Southwick; great grandchildren Jakob, Jeremiah and Joseph Larsen of West Suffield, CT; brother James H. Shaw and his wife Sue of Sand Springs, OK; sisters Irene H. Shaw and her husband Richard Wilber and Eileen J. Boehm and her husband Keith all of Venice, FL; friend and devoted companion Karen Robinson of Granville as well as his surrogate son Joseph Pothier of Granville. Services will held at a later date and Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting a tree be planted in his memory or contributions made in his memory to Newenglandforestry.org. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.forastiere.com.

Children of Charles Lafayette Shaw and Sheila Gail McVey


  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 57/Item A123.
  2. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 123.