Mary Ann Holcombe1

b. 9 September 1857, d. 19 April 1890
     Mary Ann Holcombe was born on 9 September 1857 at Granville, Washington Co., NY.1 She was the daughter of James Holcombe and Mary Ann Corbet.1 Mary Ann Holcombe died on 19 April 1890 at Ft. Ann, Washington Co., NY, at age 32.1

Citations

  1. [S886] Ancestry of Eric Robert Holcomb, Unpublished Manuscript, 2014-2016 unknown repository.

Charles Holcombe

b. 14 September 1849, d. 24 October 1925
     Charles Holcombe was born on 14 September 1849 at Monkton, Addison Co., VT. He was the son of Harry Clinton Holcombe and Lucy Little. Charles Holcombe married Mary Lapree. Charles Holcombe died on 24 October 1925 at Warren, Washington Co., VT, at age 76.

Child of Charles Holcombe and Mary Lapree

Goodsel Charles Holcombe

b. 3 January 1881, d. 20 January 1951
     Goodsel Charles Holcombe was born on 3 January 1881 at Monkton, Addison Co., VT. He was the son of Charles Holcombe and Mary Lapree. Goodsel Charles Holcombe married Lois Livona Rockwood on 14 March 1901 at Monkton, Addison Co., VT. Goodsel Charles Holcombe died on 20 January 1951 at Charlotte, Chittenden Co., VT, at age 70. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Addison Co., VT.1

Child of Goodsel Charles Holcombe and Lois Livona Rockwood

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 June 2019), memorial page for Lois L Rockwood Holcomb (1882–17 Feb 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87399574, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Addison County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Alan Lathrop (contributor 47101383) .

Wayne Earl Holcombe

b. 5 July 1904, d. 9 August 1981
     Wayne Earl Holcombe was born on 5 July 1904 at VT. He was the son of Goodsel Charles Holcombe and Lois Livona Rockwood. Wayne Earl Holcombe married Madeline Evelyn Martin on 25 November 1926 at Bridport, Addison Co., VT. Wayne Earl Holcombe died on 9 August 1981 at Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY, at age 77.

Children of Wayne Earl Holcombe and Madeline Evelyn Martin

Wayne Benjamin Holcombe

b. 21 April 1939, d. 19 July 2007
     Wayne Benjamin Holcombe was born on 21 April 1939 at Vergennes, Addison Co., VT. He was the son of Wayne Earl Holcombe and Madeline Evelyn Martin. Wayne Benjamin Holcombe died on 19 July 2007 at Queensbury, Warren Co., NY, at age 68.

From the Post-Star, 21 July 2007:

Wayne B. Holcomb Sr., 67, of Queensbury, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at his home following a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on April 21, 1939, in Vergennes, Vt., he was the son of the late Wayne and Madeline (Martin) Holcomb.

Mr. Holcomb attended St. Mary's Academy in Glens Falls.

He joined the United States Navy on Feb. 6, 1959, serving on the USS Boston until his discharge on Sept. 16, 1962.

Mr. Holcomb married Marie E. Boucher on Feb. 11, 1975, in Lake George. The couple has resided in Queensbury for many years.

He was first employed with the C and C Roofing Co. in Glens Falls for several years, and then worked in the Department of Public Works for the Town of Lake George for 27 years until his retirement in 2001.

Mr. Holcomb enjoyed hunting, riding his Harley-Davidson, spending time with his family, and being with his dalmation, "Sherman."

Besides his parents, one brother, David Holcomb, died before him.

Survivors, besides his wife of 32 years, include nine children: Ben Holcomb of Glens Falls, Vanette Monette and her husband, Kevin, of Queensbury, Dayne Clute of Queensbury, Gina Martin and her husband, Chris, of Lake George, Trina Rozelle and her husband, Dave, of Queensbury, Terry Howard and her husband, Rob, of Saratoga Springs, Layne Clute and his wife, Agnes, of Germany, Larry Clute of Queensbury and Wayne Holcomb Jr. of Lake City, Fla; three sisters, Rena Dickinson of Queensbury, Winifred Burch of Glens Falls, and Joan Facto and her husband, Roger, of Tarpon Springs, Fla; one brother, Larry Holcomb and his wife, Bonnie, of South Glens Falls; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of Wayne's life at Marie and Wayne's home in Queensbury on Sunday, July, 22, 2007, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The family suggests that memorials take the form of donations to High Peaks Hospice, 286 Glen St., Suite 3, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family also wishes to thank High Peaks Hospice and Dr. Hoffman's office and staff for the care and kindness shown to Wayne during his illness.

David Charles Holcombe

b. 18 September 1937, d. 1 February 1999
     David Charles Holcombe was born on 18 September 1937 at Charlotte, Chittenden Co., VT. He was the son of Wayne Earl Holcombe and Madeline Evelyn Martin. David Charles Holcombe died on 1 February 1999 at age 61.

Abel Phelps1

b. 1828, d. 1913
     Abel Phelps was born in 1828 at Alburg, Grand Isle Co., VT.1 He married Augusta Ann Holcombe, daughter of Amassa Ladd Holcombe and Amarilla Booth Garlick.1 Abel Phelps died in 1913 at Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 June 2019), memorial page for Abel Phelps (1828–1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43646611, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Stan Garrity (contributor 47147857) .

Robert Bruce Holcombe

b. 29 August 1880, d. 23 March 1935
     Robert Bruce Holcombe was born on 29 August 1880. He was the son of Wallace Chester Holcombe and Harriet Albert Yomans. Robert Bruce Holcombe married Minnie Moore. Robert Bruce Holcombe died on 23 March 1935 at age 54. He was buried on 25 March 1935 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage Co., OH.1

Child of Robert Bruce Holcombe and Minnie Moore

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 June 2019), memorial page for Robert Bruce Holcomb (29 Aug 1880–23 Mar 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168819964, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jean (contributor 46857585) .

Grace Van Brunt

b. 20 August 1924, d. 8 December 2007
     Grace Van Brunt was born on 20 August 1924 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Ralph Van Brunt and Theresa Boyle. Grace Van Brunt married Harry Griffin Pinkham Jr. in 1965. Grace Van Brunt died on 8 December 2007 at Melrose, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 83.2 She was buried at South Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield Co., CT.3

Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) - December 13, 2007

Deceased Name: Mrs. Grace V. Pinkham Was Army nurse in Korea

MELROSE, Mass. - Grace V. Pinkham died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007. She was the loving wife of the late Harry G. Pinkham.

Grace was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Elmhurst, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Theresa Boyle-Van Brunt and the late Ralph Van Brunt. She graduated from The Lenox Hill Hospital School of Nursing in New York, and spent many years in the nursing profession. She was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and served in the Korean War in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). After her war service she resumed her education and earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing education from Hunter College in New York.

Grace was a member of the Colebrook Congregational Church and belonged to the Women's Fellowship Group.

She leaves a devoted sister, Alice Skinner, a grandson, Dylan Pinkham, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary V. McDougall and Jane V. Fitchett.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main St., Winsted. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held in South Cemetery, Colebrook, in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Grace to the Colebrook Congregational Church, P.O. Box 75, Colebrook 06021.

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Grace Van Brunt Pinkham (20 Aug 1924-8 Dec 2007). Memorial no. 50681775, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50681775, accessed 15 Aug 2019, citing South Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield Co., KS; Maintained by: af (contributor 47059011).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Grace Van Brunt Pinkham (20 Aug 1924-8 Dec 2007). Memorial no. 50681775, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50681775, accessed 15 Aug 2019, citing South Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield Co., KS; Maintained by: Find A Grave, Maintained by af (contributor 47059011).
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Grace Van Brunt Pinkham (20 Aug 1924-8 Dec 2007). Memorial no. 50681775, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50681775, accessed 15 Aug 2019, citing South Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield Co., KS; Maintained by: af (contributor 47059011).

Robert Bruce Holcombe

b. 1904, d. 1981
     Robert Bruce Holcombe was born in 1904. He was the son of Robert Bruce Holcombe and Minnie Moore. Robert Bruce Holcombe married Helen Elizabeth Willwerth on 21 October 1930 at First Congregational Church, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Robert Bruce Holcombe died in 1981. He was buried at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 June 2019), memorial page for Robert Bruce Holcomb (1904–1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 105948480, citing Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by 47305175 (contributor 47305175) .

Eva S. Hurlburt

b. 16 January 1921, d. 8 November 2009
     Eva S. Hurlburt was born on 16 January 1921 at Poultney, Rutland Co., VT. She married Charles LeRoy Holcombe, son of George Bernard Washington Holcombe and Ethel Mitchell. Eva S. Hurlburt died on 8 November 2009 at age 88.

Child of Eva S. Hurlburt and Charles LeRoy Holcombe

Adella C. Snow

b. 21 January 1865, d. 1925
     Adella C. Snow was born on 21 January 1865.1 She married Charles Abbott Thompson, son of Joseph Abbott Thompson and Mabel Clark, in 1887 at Ellington, Tolland Co., CT. Adella C. Snow died in 1925.1 She was buried at Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Tolland Co., CT.1

Child of Adella C. Snow and Charles Abbott Thompson

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Adella C. Snow Thompson (21 Jan 1865-1925). Memorial no. 80882665, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80882665, accessed 1 Sep 2019, citing Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Sue (contributor 47067682).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Abbott Bradford Thompson (1 Jan 1898-1986). Memorial no. 80883067, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80883067, accessed 1 Sep 2019, citing Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Sue (contributor 47067682).

Charles Joseph Gillett1

b. 10 May 1836, d. 9 July 1923
     Charles Joseph Gillett was born on 10 May 1836 at Southwick, Hampden Co., MA.1 He was the son of Socrates Gillett and Sophia Holcombe.1 Charles Joseph Gillett married Lulia A. Luck on 21 February 1872.2 Charles Joseph Gillett died on 9 July 1923 at Southwick, Hampden Co., MA, at age 87.3,1 He was buried on 11 July 1923 at New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden Co., MA.1

From the Springfield Republican, 10 July 1923:

Southwick, July 9--Charles J. Gillett, 87, died at his home this morning at 4:45 after several months' illness. He was born in this town, the son of Socrates and Sophia Holcomb Gillett, and had always lived here. On February 21, 1872 he married Julia Ann Luck of Windsor, Ct. They had five children, Mrs. Fannie Skinner, with whom he lived, Miss Harriet M. of Philadelphia, Miss Lucy H. of New York City, Chester S. and Arthur C; two grandchildren and one brother, Edward Gillett of this town and one sister, Mrs. Mary Hamilton of Westfield. Mr. Gillett was a successful cigar manufacturer in his earlier days. He was a member of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal church for many ears.

The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Dockham officiating. Burial in the New cemetery.

Children of Charles Joseph Gillett and Lulia A. Luck

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 June 2019), memorial page for Charles J. Gillett (1836–1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34583416, citing New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Gonska Bombard (contributor 46899061) .
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 June 2019), memorial page for Julia A. Luck Gillett (12 Sep 1848–7 Apr 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34583455, citing New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Gonska Bombard (contributor 46899061) .
  3. [S883] Springfield Republican, 10 Jul 1923, 4.
  4. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  5. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 June 2019), memorial page for Harriet M. Gillett (1876–1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34583521, citing New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Gonska Bombard (contributor 46899061) .
  6. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 June 2019), memorial page for Lucy M. Gillett (1889–1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34583583, citing New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Gonska Bombard (contributor 46899061) .

Rachael Borodel Keeney

b. 1 January 1898, d. 27 December 1986
     Rachael Borodel Keeney was born on 1 January 1898 at Ellington, Tolland Co., CT. She married Abbott Bradford Thompson, son of Charles Abbott Thompson and Adella C. Snow. Rachael Borodel Keeney died on 27 December 1986 at Avon, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88. She was buried at Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Tolland Co., CT.1

Children of Rachael Borodel Keeney and Abbott Bradford Thompson

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Rachael Borodel Keeney Thompson (1 Jan 1898-27 Dec 1986). Memorial no. 80884192, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80884192, accessed 1 Sep 2019, citing Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Sue (contributor 47067682).

George E. Hamilton1

b. 1834, d. 1913
     George E. Hamilton was born in 1834.1 He married Mary Ellen Gillett, daughter of Socrates Gillett and Sophia Holcombe, on 6 October 1857.1 George E. Hamilton died in 1913.1 He was buried at Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden Co., MA.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 June 2019), memorial page for George Hamilton (1834–1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28141903, citing Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Gonska Bombard (contributor 46899061) .

Ann Borodel Thompson

b. 1 August 1926, d. 21 August 2019
     Ann Borodel Thompson was born on 1 August 1926. She was the daughter of Abbott Bradford Thompson and Rachael Borodel Keeney. Ann Borodel Thompson died on 21 August 2019 at Melrose, CT, at age 93. She was buried on 21 September 2019 at Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Tolland Co., CT.

From the Hartford Courant, 1 Sep 2019:

Ann Borodel Thompson, 93, of Melrose, passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She lived on the family farm, Applewood Farm, all her life and was the 8th generation of her family to do so. Ann was proud of her heritage as a direct descendant of Governor William Bradford who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 and of her Thompson ancestors who arrived and settled in Melrose, CT in 1720. Ann had a great love of horses and owned several over the years. She was an accomplished rider and showed her horses all over New England. She also enjoyed her family, friends, music, knitting and drawing. Ann was born August 1, 1926. Her parents Abbott Bradford Thompson and Rachael Keeney Thompson and her sisters Sally T. Bissell and Rachael T. de Rham predeceased her. She leaves behind her brother-in-law Sumner F. Bissell and 7 nieces and nephews: Abbott (Kathleen) de Rham, Margaret (Brian Kelly) de Rham, John (Jacqueline Jamsheed) de Rham, Lawrence (Mary) Bissell , Lucinda E. Bissell, Bradford (Julie) Bissell and Sarah B. Palmer, as well as 14 great nieces and nephews, and 1 great-great niece. A very special thank you goes to Virginia Gromelski , Ann's caregiver and companion for the past 23 years. Ginny provided Ann with extraordinary around the clock care and unconditional love. Ann was able to live her final years in the comfort of her own home because of Ginny's devotion and friendship. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 21st, at 11 am at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers CT. Burial will be private with family in Ellington Cemetery, Ellington CT.

Capt. Isaac Gillett1

b. 5 March 1744/45, d. 1 July 1804
     Capt. Isaac Gillett was born on 5 March 1744/45 at Turkey Hills, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Isaac Gillett and Honorah Stevens. Capt. Isaac Gillett married Susanna Root on 6 October 1768 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 Capt. Isaac Gillett died on 1 July 1804 at Southwick, Hampden Co., MA, at age 59.1 He was buried at Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden Co., MA.2

Isaac inherited land from his father in the “Gillett Lordship.” Although not much is known specifically about the life of this Isaac, he and wife were life-long residents of Gillett Corners where they raised a large family, most of whom, with their cousins, remained in Southwick, forming the core of the Gillett Corners neighborhood.1

Children of Capt. Isaac Gillett and Susanna Root

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Capt. Isaac Gillet (5 Mar 1744–1 Jul 1804). Memorial no. 80957885, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80957885, accessed 02 July 2019, citing Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Allison (contributor 47066078).

Sally Thompson

b. 16 December 1928, d. 17 June 2018
     Sally Thompson was born on 16 December 1928 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abbott Bradford Thompson and Rachael Borodel Keeney. Sally Thompson died on 17 June 2018 at Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 89. She was buried on 25 June 2018 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.1

From the Hartford Courant, 22 Jun 2018:

ally Thompson Bissell, 89, of Bloomfield, died Sunday June 17th, 2018. She was the loving wife of Sumner Fuller Bissell, having celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary together just a day prior. Born December 16, 1928 in Hartford, she was the daughter of Abbott and Rachael Thompson and sister of Ann B Thompson of Melrose CT and the late Rachael T deRham of Farmington CT. Sally loved to share stories of growing up on the family farm, first deeded to the Thompson family in 1730/31.

Sally leaves 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter, all whom she loved and cherished: Lawrence F Bissell and wife Mary of West Hartford CT; Lucinda E Bissell of Farmington CT; Bradford T Bissell and wife Julie of Naples FL; Sarah B Palmer of Stratham NH. Grandchildren and great grandchildren include Meghan B Bowman and husband Edward, and their daughter Madeleine; William T Bissell; Kelly M Palmer; Molly M Bissell; Spencer B Palmer; Clara J Bissell; Owen S Palmer; Anna C Bissell; and Emma G Bissell.

Sally's early education began in a one room schoolhouse in Melrose. She later attended The Oxford School in West Hartford (now Kingswood Oxford School) and graduated from Dana Hall School in Wellesley MA. She attended Pine Manor Jr College and The Garland School of Boston MA. After secretarial school in Hartford, Sally worked for the Connecticut Bank & Trust and later for the Second Bank-State Street Trust Company in Boston.

Sally was proud of her heritage as a direct descendent of Governor William Bradford, who famously arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. She did a lot of work on her family's genealogy over the years. She took great pleasure in arranging flowers, sewing, knitting, and cooking. Her hands were always busy. She will be remembered for her boundless creativity, penchant for fun, and amusing "Sally-izms".

She volunteered with The Village for Families and Children of Hartford and was a member of Suffield Garden Club, Suffield Auxiliary, and Green Gardeners of West Hartford. She was a member of the Summer Residence Committee of the New London Hospital, New London NH, and Lake Sunapee Yacht Club where she spent many lovely summers with family and friends. She was a member of The Second Baptist Church of Suffield CT.

Sally's greatest gift was her devotion to her husband and family, especially her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, she asks that you take a walk in the sunshine and remember her in your own way. If desired, donations may be made to the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, PO Box 683, Sunapee NH; Melrose School, 242 Melrose Rd, Broad Brook CT; or The Second Baptist Church, 100 N Main St, Suffield CT.

A memorial service will be held Monday June 25th at 11 a.m. at Duncaster, 40 Loeffler Rd, Bloomfield CT. Burial will be private with family in Woodlawn Cemetery in Suffield CT. Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Sally Thompson Bissell (16 Dec 1928-17 Jun 2018). Memorial no. 190819491, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190819491, accessed 1 Sep 2019, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: R E Sturgeon (contributor 49021703).

(?) Pettibone1

d. before 14 June 1813
     (?) Pettibone married Mary (?)1 (?) Pettibone died before 14 June 1813.1

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.

Rachael Thompson

b. 26 June 1933, d. 8 February 2016
     Rachael Thompson was born on 26 June 1933. She was the daughter of Abbott Bradford Thompson and Rachael Borodel Keeney. Rachael Thompson married David Patterson de Rham on 27 June 1953. Rachael Thompson died on 8 February 2016 at age 82.

From the Hartford Courant, 12 FEb 2016:

Rachael Thompson de Rham, age 82, died on February 8, 2016. Born June 26, 1933 to Abbott Bradford Thompson and Rachael Keeney Thompson. She was a direct descendent of William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony, and a framer of the Mayflower Compact. She attended Oxford School, graduated from Dana Hall School class of 1950 and Smith College class of 1954. Ray grew up on the Thompson family farm, located in Ellington and the Melrose section of East Windsor Connecticut, first deeded to the Thompson family in 1730/31. She was the eighth generation to manage the farm with faithful stewardship for future generations. Ray married her kindred soul, David Patterson de Rham on June 27, 1953. Together, with the help of Maria Carmela Sandefur, they raised their own children while mothering a passel of others. Ray lived in Farmington for 60 years in a home filled with constant activity and fun. Ray loved being outside. Among her many favorite activities were hiking mountains, swimming, painting barns, pond skating, gathering sap for maple syrup, and eating ice cream on the deck. She took great joy in shoveling after a snowstorm. Starting as a young girl on the farm, with skis made by her father, Ray became an avid skier. It was an enthusiastically shared family sport. For over 40 years Ray and David eagerly anticipated their time with family and friends at Rockywold Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in NH. One of her favorite places was in her canoe, paddling quietly along the shore listening to the call of the loons. Throughout her life she made fast friends with people of all ages and was always fascinated by their interests. Forever young, Ray could often be found playing with kids, jumping in mud puddles, playing pooh sticks, reading books together, sledding, hoop rolling, or working on projects - the messier the better. Those she touched will miss her every day. She loved and lived for her family both direct and acquired. Children: Abbott Bradford de Rham and wife Kathleen Morris de Rham of Dorset, VT; Margaret Morehead de Rham and Brian Robert Kelly of Newfields, NH; John Motley Morehead de Rham and Jacqueline Tahminey Jamsheed of West Hartford, CT; and Ridgely Cougar Mercedes Arande and Kathleen Stewart-Arande of Bradenton, FL. Grandchildren: Teresse Marion de Rham, Savannah Mireille Thompson de Rham and Seth Nielson Beauregard, Lucy Lathrop Kelly, Rachael de Rham Kelly, Zora Patterson de Rham, Claire Dugan Witinok and Michael Joseph Witinok; and Race Thomas Arande. She is also survived by her two sisters: Ann Bordell Thompson, Sally Thompson Bissell and husband Sumner Fuller Bissell. Ray and her family want to give thanks to her medical team, and to her dedicated caregivers for their kindness and devotion. She loved life to the fullest, living each day with kindness, courage, determination, strength, and optimism. She will be remembered for her generous spirit, quick wit, laughter, big heart and ready smile. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00pm at St. James Episcopal Church, 3 Mountain Road, Farmington.

Nathan Gillett1

b. 6 February 1680/81, d. 30 January 1751/52
     Nathan Gillett was born on 6 February 1680/81 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Elias Gillett and Sarah Griffin.1 Nathan Gillett married Hannah Buckland on 30 March 1705 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 Nathan Gillett died on 30 January 1751/52 at age 70.1

Child of Nathan Gillett and Hannah Buckland

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.

Elias Gillett1

b. 1 July 1649, d. 15 February 1731/32
     Elias Gillett was baptized on 1 July 1649 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Nathan Gillett and Elizabeth (?)1 Elias Gillett married Sarah Griffin on 29 October 1676 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 Elias Gillett died on 15 February 1731/32 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 82.1

Elias acquired land in various parts of Simsbury including that which he inherited from his father and father-in-law, as well as deeds received from Simsbury town grants. The earliest of his town grants on record were in the Weatogue Meadow of southeastern Simsbury east of the Farmington River. Before 1690 Elias owned land in several holdings on both sides of King Phillip Mountain and extending east to the boundary lines forming the junction of what was then Windsor (now Bloomfield) and Farmington (now Avon) and south of the road between Simsbury and Hartford. But there is some confusion as to the location of his home lot because he also purchased land in the Greenfield area of Windsor (now Bloomfield) in 1692, the deed for which lists him as a resident of Windsor. In the early 1700s Elias sold his Weatogue holdings as he acquired land on the banks of Salmon Brook.

In 1698 Elias Gillett, as a son-in-law of John Griffin, inherited lands on the east bank of Salmon Brook in the “Griffin Lordship,” located about one and one-half miles north of present-day Tariffville, Connecticut. It was these and other acquired lands in Salmon Brook that Elias passed on to his children, making Salmon Brook the principal home of this line of Gillett’s for the next century. Elias in early Simsbury had the law enforcement task of fence viewer in the entire southern part of Simsbury. He is also in the list of voters for a location of a new meeting house in Simsbury in 1683.1

Child of Elias Gillett and Sarah Griffin

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.

Adna Gillett1

b. 7 July 1750, d. after 1833
     Adna Gillett was born on 7 July 1750.1 He was the son of Othniel Gillett and Eunice (?)1 Adna Gillett married Mary Reeves.1 Adna Gillett died after 1833.1

Child of Adna Gillett and Mary Reeves

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.

Helen M. Crandle

b. 2 May 1923, d. 2 February 2015
     Helen M. Crandle was born on 2 May 1923 at Grover, Bradford Co., PA. She married Oscar Lanier Ayars, son of Mark Ayars and Elizabeth Holcombe, on 30 October 1942. Helen M. Crandle died on 2 February 2015 at Burlington, Bradford Co., PA, at age 91. She was buried on 6 February 2015 at Windfall Cemetery, Granville Summit, Bradford Co., PA.1

From the Canton Independent-Sentinel, 2 Feb 2015:

Helen (Crandle) Ayres, 91, of Canton, passed away at the Bradford County Manor, February 2, 2015. Born May 2, 1923 in Grover, PA, she was the daughter of James I and Hazel (McKee) Crandle.

Helen was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1941. She enjoyed music and was a member of the band and chorus throughout high school. She married Oscar Alvin Lanier Ayres on October 30, 1942 and they were blessed with 62 years together. Helen spent many hours at the family cabin in Ayresville (Chase's Mills) where she enjoyed yard work, refinishing furniture, and preparing for family chicken bar-be-ques.

Lanier and Helen traveled to Fort Meade, Florida, for the winter for approximately ten years.

Helen was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church, the Wheel Inn and the LeRoy Heritage Museum.

She is survived by daughters, Ann (Tom) Carl of LeRoy; Connie (Bill) Spencer of Granville Summit; Sue (Dan) Bastion of Troy; son, Lanier D. "Bud" (Dorothy) Ayres of Chase's Mills; son-in-law, Richard E. Porter, Canton; sisters, Marjorie (Max) Thomas and Phyllis Arnold; sister-in-law, Joannie Crandle; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Alvin Lanier Ayres on May 21, 2005, daughter, Kay Porter, parents, James I and Hazel (McKee) Crandle and brothers Gerald Crandle and LaRue Crandle.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 6 at the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, LeRoy, with Pastor Ronald Bly and Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be directed to the Leroy Heritage Museum, 8051 Southside Road, Canton, PA 17724 or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Helen M. Carndle Ayres (2 May 1923–2 Feb 2015). Memorial no. 15575203, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15575203, accessed 4 Sep 2019, citing Windfall Cemetery, Granville Summit, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by: KRW (contributor 46517473).

Gideon Gillett1

b. 14 April 1781, d. after 1860
     Gideon Gillett was born on 14 April 1781 at Salmon Brook (now Granby), Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Thomas Buckland Gillett and Rhoda Goddard.1 Gideon Gillett married Ruth Goddard, daughter of Isaac Goddard and Rosanna Holcombe, on 2 December 1806 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 Gideon Gillett died after 1860.1

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.

Linus Day1

b. 13 November 1778, d. 30 December 1858
     Linus Day was born on 13 November 1778 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He married Lydia Holcombe, daughter of Adonijah Holcombe and Charity Gillett.1 Linus Day died on 30 December 1858 at Bennington, Genesee Co., NY, at age 80.1

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.

Lucy Jane Phelps

b. 1 March 1818, d. 4 March 1882
     Lucy Jane Phelps was born on 1 March 1818 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Amos Richards Eno, son of Salmon Eno, on 14 January 1835 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Lucy Jane Phelps died on 4 March 1882 at New York, NY, at age 64. She was buried at Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Lucy Jane Phelps Eno (1 Mar 1818–14 Nov 1882). Memorial no. 83217190, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83217190, accessed 18 September 2019, citing Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: M Cooley (contributor 47154454).

Nathan Jewett1

b. 1710, d. 1762
     Nathan Jewett was born in 1710.1 He married Deborah Lord, daughter of Lt. Richard Lord and Elizabeth Hyde, in 1729.2 Nathan Jewett died in 1762.1

Child of Nathan Jewett and Deborah Lord

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 164, item 492.
  2. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 164, item 493.

Mary Richards1

b. 29 September 1785, d. 29 September 1883
     Mary Richards was born on 29 September 1785 at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Salmon Eno, son of Jonathan Eno and Mary Goodrich Hart, in 1805.1 Mary Richards died on 29 September 1883 at Hartford Co., CT, at age 98.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Mary Richards Eno (29 Sep 1785–29 Sep 1883). Memorial no. 83217449, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83217449, accessed 18 September 2019, citing Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: M Cooley (contributor 47154454).

Mary Jane Nadeau

b. circa 1870
     Mary Jane Nadeau was born circa 1870. She married Rollin Henry Holcombe, son of Wilbur Samuel Holcombe and Mary Livermore, on 1 February 1896.

Children of Mary Jane Nadeau and Rollin Henry Holcombe

Marion Ethel Holcombe

b. 1900, d. 1995
     Marion Ethel Holcombe was born in 1900. She was the daughter of Rollin Henry Holcombe and Mary Jane Nadeau. Marion Ethel Holcombe died in 1995.

Levi Gillett1

b. 14 December 1752, d. 14 May 1809
     Levi Gillett was born on 14 December 1752 at Turkey Hills, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Isaac Gillett and Honorah Stevens.1 Levi Gillett married Mary Moore.2 Levi Gillett died on 14 May 1809 at Southwick, Hampden Co., MA, at age 56.1 He was buried at Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden Co., MA.3

Until the time of his death this Levi is easily confused in land records with Levi Gillett, son of Nathan, as both lived in Southwick, and both are in Simsbury, Granby, and Southwick land records. In records dating before 1800, Levi, son of Nathan, is usually referred to as Levi 2nd. After the death of Levi, son of Isaac, in 1809, records showing a “Levi Jr.” refer to the son of Levi and Mary listed below.2

Child of Levi Gillett and Mary Moore

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 June 2019), memorial page for Violet May Strong Gillett (16 May 1884–16 Jan 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44888094, citing New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Gonska Bombard (contributor 46899061) .
  2. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Levi Gillet (14 Dec 1752–14 May 1809). Memorial no. 80961555, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80961555, accessed 02 July 2019, citing Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Allison (contributor 47066078).

Mildred Louise Holcombe

b. 3 December 1903, d. 30 April 2005
     Mildred Louise Holcombe was born on 3 December 1903 at Addison, Addison Co., VT. She was the daughter of Rollin Henry Holcombe and Mary Jane Nadeau. Mildred Louise Holcombe married John Wesley Adams on 19 December 1925 at Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT. Mildred Louise Holcombe died on 30 April 2005 at Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT, at age 101. She was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT.1

Child of Mildred Louise Holcombe and John Wesley Adams

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Mildred Louise Holcomb Adams (5 Dec 1903–30 Apr 2005). Memorial no. 48204144, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48204144, accessed 19 September 2019, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA; Maintained by: Barb Destromp (contributor 46785064).

Levi Gillett Jr.1

b. 1775, d. 8 January 1812
     Levi Gillett Jr. was born in 1775.1 He was the son of Levi Gillett and Mary Moore.1 Levi Gillett Jr. married Clarissa Holcombe, daughter of Martin Holcombe and Hannah Alford, on 28 November 1802 at Southwick, Hampden Co., MA.1 Levi Gillett Jr. died on 8 January 1812.1

Children of Levi Gillett Jr. and Clarissa Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 06 July 2019), memorial page for Amanda L. Gillett Talmadge (24 Aug 1812–11 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31110261, citing Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis Gonska Bombard (contributor 46899061) .

Helen Mary Holcombe

b. circa 1908
     Helen Mary Holcombe was born circa 1908. She was the daughter of Rollin Henry Holcombe and Mary Jane Nadeau.

Nathan Gillett1

b. 1610, d. 15 September 1689
     Nathan Gillett was born in 1610 at Chaffcombe, Somerset, England.1 He was the son of Rev. William Gillett. Nathan Gillett married Elizabeth (?) circa 1640 at probably Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 Nathan Gillett died on 15 September 1689 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Nathan Gillett and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S882] Nathan Gillett, 2002 unknown repository.