Laura F. Coulter

b. 15 July 1908, d. 22 July 2003
     Laura F. Coulter was born on 15 July 1908 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM. She married Robert Boone Holcombe, son of Asa Dowell Holcombe and Mabel Lulu Zimmerman, on 24 September 1955 at Bernalillo Co., NM. Laura F. Coulter died on 22 July 2003 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM, at age 95.

Jean Louise Holcombe

b. 20 May 1920, d. 3 July 1993
     Jean Louise Holcombe was born on 20 May 1920 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. She was the daughter of Asa Dowell Holcombe and Mabel Lulu Zimmerman. Jean Louise Holcombe married Donald Wesley Nighbert on 24 March 1945 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM. Jean Louise Holcombe died on 3 July 1993 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM, at age 73.

Henry James Holcombe1

b. July 1834, d. 1 April 1912
     Henry James Holcombe was born in July 1834 at OH.1 He was the son of Enos Holcombe and Jeanette Harmon.1 Henry James Holcombe married Charlotte E. Brown circa 1858.1 Henry James Holcombe died on 1 April 1912 at McKean Twp., Licking Co., OH, at age 77.

Henry and Charlotte were enumerated in the 1870 Liberty, Licking Co., OH, federal census, he was a farm laborer, age 36, she was 29. Children in the household, all born in Ohio were Jerusha 11, Lourissa 6, Ida 4, and Charlels 3. Also in the household was Enos, 70, Henry's father.

Henry and Charlotte were enumerated in the 1900 Bennington, Licking Co., OH, federal census. He was a farm laborer age 65, she was 59. Charlotte had 7 children, all still living. Children still in the household were Authur 22, and Ruth 15.

Children of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Liberty, Licking Co., OH.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  3. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Susan P. Formhals

b. circa 1939, d. 4 February 2018
     Susan P. Formhals was born circa 1939 at NY.1 She married William LeVerne Holcombe, son of Dr. William LeVerne Holcombe and Josephine Banchetti, on 3 October 1959. Susan P. Formhals died on 4 February 2018.

Citations

  1. [S749] 1940 Federal Census.

William Harrison Cory

b. 1829, d. 1849
     William Harrison Cory was born in 1829. He was the son of William M. Cory and Elizabeth Maria Roe. William Harrison Cory died in 1849.

Eugene Van Rensselaer Trout

b. 28 June 1871, d. 14 December 1948
     Eugene Van Rensselaer Trout was born on 28 June 1871 at Sac, Sac Co., PA. He was the son of Pvt. Burton William Trout and Etta Emmaline Platt. Eugene Van Rensselaer Trout died on 14 December 1948 at Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 77.

Deacon John Chapin

b. 13 May 1695, d. 3 August 1770
     Deacon John Chapin was born on 13 May 1695 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Seth Chapin and Bethia Thurston.2 Deacon John Chapin married Dorcas Wood in 1718 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.1 Deacon John Chapin died on 3 August 1770 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA, at age 75.1

Child of Deacon John Chapin and Dorcas Wood

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 90.
  2. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 92.

Charles Holcombe1

b. circa 1866
     Charles Holcombe was born circa 1866 at OH.1 He was the son of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Liberty, Licking Co., OH.

Charlotte E. Brown1

b. September 1840, d. 1916
     Charlotte E. Brown was born in September 1840 at OH.1 She married Henry James Holcombe, son of Enos Holcombe and Jeanette Harmon, circa 1858.1 Charlotte E. Brown died in 1916.

Children of Charlotte E. Brown and Henry James Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Liberty, Licking Co., OH.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  3. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Arthur B. Holcombe1

b. 22 July 1877
     Arthur B. Holcombe was born on 22 July 1877 at OH.1 He was the son of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1

Citations

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

Jerusha Holcombe1

b. circa 1858
     Jerusha Holcombe was born circa 1858 at OH.1 She was the daughter of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Liberty, Licking Co., OH.

Howard Alexander Holcombe1

b. December 1870
     Howard Alexander Holcombe was born in December 1870 at OH.1,2 He was the son of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1 Howard Alexander Holcombe married Bertha Barror circa 1894.2

Howard and Bertha were enumerated in the 1900 Bennington, Licking Co., OH, federal census. He was a carpenter age 29, she was 36; they had been married 5 years. Children in the household were Marie 4, Parker 2, and Jillian 1.

Children of Howard Alexander Holcombe and Bertha Barror

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Louisa Holcombe1

b. circa 1863
     Louisa Holcombe was born circa 1863 at OH.1 She was the daughter of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Liberty, Licking Co., OH.

Parker Holcombe1

b. September 1897
     Parker Holcombe was born in September 1897.1 He was the son of Howard Alexander Holcombe and Bertha Barror.1

Citations

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

Ida M. Holcombe1

b. circa 1865
     Ida M. Holcombe was born circa 1865 at OH.1 She was the daughter of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Liberty, Licking Co., OH.

Polly L. Willis

     Polly L. Willis married Ichabod Adams on 1 May 1816 at Enfield, MA.1

Citations

  1. [S336] Ancestry.com.

Ruth Holcombe

b. March 1885
     Ruth Holcombe was born in March 1885 at OH. She was the daughter of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1

Citations

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

Bertha Barror1

b. December 1863
     Bertha Barror was born in December 1863 at OH.1 She married Howard Alexander Holcombe, son of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown, circa 1894.1

Children of Bertha Barror and Howard Alexander Holcombe

Citations

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

Carrie Holcombe1

b. circa 1875
     Carrie Holcombe was born circa 1875 at OH.1 She was the daughter of Henry James Holcombe and Charlotte E. Brown.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

John Holcombe

b. 1800
     John Holcombe was born in 1800. He was the son of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop.

Jillian Holcombe1

b. May 1899
     Jillian Holcombe was born in May 1899.1 She was the daughter of Howard Alexander Holcombe and Bertha Barror.1

Citations

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

Elam David Hewitt1

b. 1 March 1813, d. 21 March 1869
     Elam David Hewitt was born on 1 March 1813 at Edinburg, OH.1 He married Almeda B. Holcombe, daughter of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop, on 29 March 1840.1 Elam David Hewitt died on 21 March 1869 at Randolph, Columbia Co., WI, at age 56.1 He was buried at Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia Co., WI.1

ELAM D. HEWITT (deceased); was a native of Saratoga Co., N.Y; son of William Hewit, and was born March 1, 1813. Was married, March 29, 1840, to Almeda B. Holcomb, who was born Jan. 14, 1817, in Vermont; daughter of Isaac and Hannah Holcomb, who removed to Saratoga Co. when she was only 5 or 6 years old. Mr. Hewit came to Wisconsin with his family in July, 1846, and lived in Cottage Grove, Dane Co., till the next December, then came to Columbia Co. and located in what is now the town of Randolph, when there were but few families in the town; in March, 1847, he entered 160 acres in Sec. 34, and built a cabin 10 x 14 feet, in which they lived about a year, then drew lumber from Milwaukee with ox teams, and built a home in which he spent the remainder of his days. He worked at carpenter work for fourteen or fifteen years after he came to Wisconsin, hiring the work done on his farm; he died March 21, 1869, after an illness of only three days, leaving a widow and nine children - Mary F. (now Mrs. Henry Bradshaw), of Crookston, Polk Co., Minn; Jerome B., Hannah A. (Mrs. William H. Hughes), died Dec. 3, 1879, leaving one child (Hughie E.); Albert E., in Black Hills, Dak; George W., William W. lives in the town of Randolph; Cecil A., Henry S. and Allie L; Cecil A. and Allie L. are living on the homestead with their mother. P.O. Randoph Center.

From: Elam D. Hewitt, The History of Columbia County Wisconsin, by Butterfield, Consul Willshire, 1824-1899, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880. Transcribed by James T. Paxton.

Children of Elam David Hewitt and Almeda B. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Elam David Hewitt (1 Mar 1813–21 Mar 1869). Memorial no. 194111140, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194111140, accessed 06 May 2020, citing Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: douglas coxen (contributor 47029251).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Jerome B. Hewitt (Mar 1844–19 Sep 1923). Memorial no. 88963369, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88963369, accessed 07 May 2020, citing Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by: D.E. Losey (contributor 47377966).
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for George W Hewitt (1874–1940). Memorial no. 174891470, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/174891470, accessed 08 May 2020, citing Conde Cemetery, Conde, Spink County, South Dakota, USA; Maintained by: Becky (contributor 47506159).
  4. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for William Hewitt (Jun 1854–17 Oct 1924). Memorial no. 175607279, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175607279, accessed 08 May 2020, citing Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, USA; Maintained by: Becky (contributor 47506159).
  5. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Cecil Hewitt Huntley (1857–16 Nov 1929). Memorial no. 140299685, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140299685, accessed 08 May 2020, citing Cambria Cemetery, Cambria, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: BillGransee (contributor 47643549).
  6. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Allie Lena Hewitt Collins (1860–31 Jan 1942). Memorial no. 180611752, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180611752, accessed 08 May 2020, citing Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA; Maintained by: Barbie Gant (contributor 48532709).

Marie Holcombe1

b. March 1896
     Marie Holcombe was born in March 1896.1 She was the daughter of Howard Alexander Holcombe and Bertha Barror.1

Citations

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

Dennis F. Holcombe1

b. 1820, d. 15 May 1856
     Dennis F. Holcombe was born in 1820 at Reading, Windsor Co., VT.1 He was the son of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop.1 Dennis F. Holcombe died on 15 May 1856 at Friesland, Columbia Co., WI.1 He was buried at Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia Co., WI.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Dennis Holcomb (1820–15 May 1856). Memorial no. 72245008, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72245008, accessed 06 May 2020, citing Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: Steve Seim (contributor 47256753).

Abigail (?)

Child of Abigail (?) and Thomas Butler

Eli G. Wilkins

b. 24 March 1831, d. 22 January 1904
     Eli G. Wilkins was born on 24 March 1831 at VT. He married Susan Jane Holcombe, daughter of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop, on 8 September 1850 at Columbia Co., WI. Eli G. Wilkins died on 22 January 1904 at Larimer Co., CO, at age 72.

Hannah Loop

b. 1784, d. 23 June 1873
     Hannah Loop was born in 1784 at Hebron, Washington Co., NY. She married Isaac Holcombe, son of John Griffin Holcombe and Jane Lamson, on 8 September 1800 at Reading, Windsor Co., VT. Hannah Loop died on 23 June 1873 at Randolph, Columbia Co., WI. She was buried at Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia Co., WI.1

Children of Hannah Loop and Isaac Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Hannah Loop Holcomb (unknown–23 Jun 1873). Memorial no. 72245009, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72245009, accessed 06 May 2020, citing Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: Steve Seim (contributor 47256753).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Almeda B. Holcomb Hewitt (29 Mar 1817–27 Aug 1890). Memorial no. 194111222, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194111222, accessed 06 May 2020, citing Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: douglas coxen (contributor 47029251).
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Dennis Holcomb (1820–15 May 1856). Memorial no. 72245008, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72245008, accessed 06 May 2020, citing Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: Steve Seim (contributor 47256753).
  4. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for James Holcomb (5 Apr 1827–17 Jan 1865). Memorial no. 72245011, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72245011, accessed 07 May 2020, citing Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: Steve Seim (contributor 47256753).
  5. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Theodore Martin Holcomb (Jul 1831–Dec 1907). Memorial no. 94029664, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94029664, accessed 07 May 2020, citing Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, Platte County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by: Lostnwyomn (contributor 47168791).
  6. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Orlando Elon Holcomb (17 Feb 1833–29 Dec 1876). Memorial no. 82137544, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82137544, accessed 07 May 2020, citing Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter, Madison County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Find A Grave (contributor 8).

James Holcombe1

b. 5 April 1827, d. 17 January 1865
     James Holcombe was born on 5 April 1827 at Edinburg, Saratoga Co., NY.1 He was the son of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop.1 James Holcombe died on 17 January 1865 at Friesland, Columbia Co., WI, at age 37.1 He was buried at Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia Co., WI.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for James Holcomb (5 Apr 1827–17 Jan 1865). Memorial no. 72245011, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72245011, accessed 07 May 2020, citing Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA; Maintained by: Steve Seim (contributor 47256753).

Edna Bender1

b. March 1900
     Edna Bender was born in March 1900 at MS.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Benton Bender Junior and Grace Leeke.1

Citations

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

Theodore Martin Holcombe1

b. July 1831, d. December 1907
     Theodore Martin Holcombe was born in July 1831 at Edinburg, Saratoga Co., NY.1 He was the son of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop.1 Theodore Martin Holcombe died in December 1907 at Wheatland, Platte Co., WY, at age 76.1 He was buried at Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, Platte Co., WY.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Theodore Martin Holcomb (Jul 1831–Dec 1907). Memorial no. 94029664, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94029664, accessed 07 May 2020, citing Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, Platte County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by: Lostnwyomn (contributor 47168791).

Lucinda Holcombe

b. 1802
     Lucinda Holcombe was born in 1802. She was the daughter of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop.

Samuel Griswold1

b. 26 January 1770, d. November 1833
     Samuel Griswold was born on 26 January 1770 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Ozias Griswold and Anna Stanley.2 Samuel Griswold married Eunice Collins.1 Samuel Griswold died in November 1833 at age 63.1

Child of Samuel Griswold and Eunice Collins

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 359, item 291 (494).
  2. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 288, item 97 (135).

Norman Walter Noble

b. 10 October 1930, d. 6 March 2019
     Norman Walter Noble was born on 10 October 1930 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Elwyn John Noble and Norma Margareg Sponagle. Norman Walter Noble died on 6 March 2019 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 8, 2019

Norman Walter Noble, 88, beloved husband of 65 years to Florence (Horanzy) Noble, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6 at St. Francis Hospital.

Norman was born October 10, 1930 on his family's West Suffield farm to the late Elwyn J. and Norma M. (Sponagle) Noble and resided there all his life. After high school, Norman served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. On returning home, he raised broadleaf tobacco with his father, then son and grandson. He also worked for Roncari Industries, Fleming Trucking, and with his wife Florence, owned and operated Flowers Unlimited in Suffield for many years. Norman – known to family and friends as Needy – was an avid sports fan who followed the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, UConn Women's Basketball and NASCAR. He loved betting on thoroughbreds at Saratoga race track, people-watching while having a drink on the porch of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, family cookouts under the big maple and black walnut trees on the farm, and his Farmall and John Deere tractors. He will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved him dearly.

In addition to his wife Florence, he is survived by his son Norman Noble, daughter-in-law Cathy, their son Sean – the light of Norman's life; and daughter Nancy, all of West Suffield. He is also survived by four sisters and their spouses: Patricia Noble of West Suffield, Thelma and John Holland of Enfield, Sandra Gnecco of St. Louis, MO, Norma and Richard Noyes of Agawam, MA, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara J. DiStefano; brother, Elwyn J. Noble, Jr; three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Noble, Joan Baker, and Mary Ann Horanzy; and three brothers-in-law, Paul DiStefano, Richard Gnecco, and James Baker. Norman's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all who cared for him in the last years of his life, especially everyone at DaVita in Bloomfield, and doctors, nurses and staff at St. Francis Hospital. Family and friends may gather Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2-4 PM at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N., (Rt. 159), Suffield, followed by funeral services at 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in West Suffield Cemetery, West Suffield in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Suffield Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078 or Suffield Community Aid, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078.

Roxana Ward

b. circa 1745
     Roxana Ward was born circa 1745. She married Eli Foote, son of Daniel Foote and Margaret Parsons, on 11 October 1772 at CT.

Child of Roxana Ward and Eli Foote

Harriet Elizabeth Beecher

b. 14 June 1811, d. 1 July 1896
     Harriet Elizabeth Beecher was born on 14 June 1811 at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT. She was the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher married Rev. Calvin Ellis Stowe on 5 January 1836 at Walnut Hills, Hamilton Co., OH. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher died on 1 July 1896 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 85. She was buried at Philliips Academy Cemetery, Andover, Essex Co., MA.1

Harriet Beecher Stowe is best remembered for her most popular novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which educated the world about the truth about human slavery.

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, CT to the Rev. Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote Beecher, the sixth of 11 children. The Beechers expected their children to shape their world, and that they did. Their seven sons became ministers, a very effective way to influence society at the time. The Beecher's eldest daughter Catharine worked for women's education. Their youngest daughter Isabella was a founder of the National Women's Suffrage Association. Roxanna Beecher died when Harriet was only five years old. Her later pursuit of painting and drawing honored her mother's talents in those areas. Her sister Catharine became an important maternal influence.

In Litchfield and on frequent visits to her grandmother in Guilford, Connecticut, Harriet and her siblings played, read, hiked, and joined their father in games and exercises. Many of these childhood events were incorporated into Pogunuc People, (1878) Harriet's final novel.

Harriet wrote at an early age: at seven, she won a school essay contest earning praise from her father. She felt her purpose in life was to write. She learned to make a persuasive argument at the family table. The Beechers took in boarders from Tapping Reeve's law school. Lyman Beecher taught religion at Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy and honed the debating talents of both his students and his children. Harriet began her formal education at her father's school.

Harriet was first attended Hartford Female Seminary as a student, in 1823, and then as a teacher. The school was founded by her sister Catharine. There, Harriet furthered her writing talents, spending many hours composing essays.

In 1832 Harriet moved with her family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where the Rev. Dr. Beecher became President of Lane Theological Seminary.

While living in Cincinnati, Harriet met Calvin E. Stowe, a professor at Lane. They were married March 16th, 1836 in Connecticut. Six of the Stowes' seven children were born in Cincinnati.

In Cincinnati, Harriet became a member of the Semi-Colon Club, a local literary society in which members wrote articles which were read and discussed by other members. Her time in this club sharpened her writing style. Harriet began to publish stories and magazine articles to supplement the family income. She co-authored a book, "Primary Geography for Children". Following the publication of the book, Harriet received a special commendation from the bishop of Cincinnati due to the book's positive reflection of Catholicism. Harriet's religious tolerance was unusual for Protestants at the time, but seemed in character with her acceptance of humanity.

In 1850 Professor Stowe joined the faculty of his alma mater, Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. The Stowe family moved to Maine and lived in Brunswick until 1852. From 1836 to 1846 they had seven children. In 1846-7 Harriet took the water cure at Brattleboro, Vermont. In 1848-50 in Maine, she had her last two sons, Samuel (in Ohio) and Charles (in Maine).

Living in Cincinnati had introduced Harriet to the horror of slavery in the United States. When Harriet and Calvin learned that their servant, Zillah, was actually a runaway slave, Calvin and Henry Ward drove her to the next station on the Underground Railroad. One night, Harriet's friend, Mr. Rankin, saw a young woman run across the river over the ice with a baby in her arms. This story moved Harriet deeply and would later become one of the most famous scenes in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The novel was one of the greatest abolitionist tracts of its day and was almost certainly a contributing cause to the American Civil War(1861-65).

"Uncle Tom's Cabin", which appeared first in serial form in an abolitionist newspaper, The National Era, in 1851-52, was written largely in Brunswick, Maine. In 1852 the story was published in book form in two volumes. It was a best seller in the United States, England, Europe, Asia, and translated into over 60 languages. Harriet wrote "Dred" in 1856, "Oldtown Folks" in 1869 and "Palmetto Leaves" in 1873, making Harriet one of the five seminal figures of her generation along with Emerson, Melville, Thoreau and Hawthorne.

In 1852 the Stowes moved to Andover, Massachusetts, where Calvin joined the Andover Theological Seminary. In 1864 Calvin retired from Andover, and they moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where Harriet built her dream house, Oakholm. The high maintenance cost and the encroachment of factories caused her to sell it in 1870.

In 1873, Harriet moved to her last home, the brick Victorian Gothic cottage-style house on Forest Street in Hartford. In 1874, Samuel Clemens, who was the age of her twins, moved into the house next door. From 1867 to 1884, she and Calvin relocated in the winter from Connecticut to Mandarin, Florida (now a suburb of Jacksonville) to escape the pressures of her writing and to tend to personal issues.[4] In Florida, Harriet immersed herself in programs to educate former slaves and black children. She also supervised the organization of an Episcopal church and became an early advocate of environmental protection. In 1886, Calvin died.

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Harriet Beecher Stowe (14 Jun 1811–1 Jul 1896). Memorial no. 992, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/992, accessed 14 June 2020, citing Phillips Academy Cemetery, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Find A Grave.

Elaine Mary Holcombe1

b. 16 August 1906, d. 11 October 1996
     Elaine Mary Holcombe was born on 16 August 1906 at Powell, Bradford Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Laverne Holcombe and Maude Wooster.1 Elaine Mary Holcombe died on 11 October 1996 at Granville Summit, Bradford Co., PA, at age 90.1 She was buried on 18 October 1996 at Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.1

Elaine Mary (Holcombe) Phillips, 90, a lifelong resident of Bradford County, died quietly at her Granville Summit home after a long, brave fight with cancer. Born in Powell, August 16, 1906 she was the daughter of Laverne and Maude (Wooster) Holcombe. She was a graduate of Canton High School and studied to become a practical nurse, a profession which she practiced for many years at the Troy Community Hospital. She was married to Tracey Phillips and together they raised two daughters and a foster son. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Maxwell Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Troy. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971 and a brother Lyle Holcombe. Surviving are daughters, Marcella Freeman, Summerfield, FL and Mary Jenkins Cash of Wellsboro; foster son Donald Newton, Redondo, CA; seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home October 18 with the Rev. Mary Kisner, Pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy officiating. Interment was in LeRoy Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Phillip's memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 April 2019), memorial page for Elaine M Holcombe Phillips (16 Aug 1906–11 Oct 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99530964, citing Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .

Patricia A. Holcombe1

b. 22 October 1947, d. 5 July 1996
     Patricia A. Holcombe was born on 22 October 1947 at Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Charles Lyle Holcombe and Nellie Ethel Watkins.1 Patricia A. Holcombe died on 5 July 1996 at Laporte, Sullivan Co., PA, at age 48.1 She was buried on 7 July 1996 at Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.1

Patricia A. Holcomb Shaffer, 48, Towanda, RR 5, died July 5, 1996 at the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte, PA. Born October 22, 1947 in LeRoy, the daughter of the late Charles Lyle and Nellie Watkins Holcomb. She was a graduate of Athens High School calls of 1968; was formerly employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda; Bradford County Vo-tech and the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority; attended the Hornbrook United Methodist Church and enjoyed bowling in her leisure time. Surviving are her husband John D. Shaffer, who she married on August 15, 1970; three daughters, Tammy J. Shaffer, Hornbrook, Linda S. Shaffer, N. Rome, Christina A. Shaffer, at home; a grandson, Daniel B. Shaffer-Hall, Hornbrook; her stepmother, Olive Holcomb, New Albany; her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Raymond Jackson, N. Glenn, CO; a sister-in-law, Elsie Holcomb, Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Holcomb, Sr. The funeral and committal service was held July 8 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy, PA. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Guthrie Hospice RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Shaffer's memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 April 2019), memorial page for Patricia A Holcomb Shaffer (22 Oct 1947–5 Jul 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100056939, citing Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .

Jean L. Holcombe1

b. 20 May 1892, d. 28 February 1982
     Jean L. Holcombe was born on 20 May 1892 at Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Halleck Lincoln Holcombe and Charlotte Dewers.1 Jean L. Holcombe died on 28 February 1982 at Towanda, Bradford Co., PA, at age 89.1 She was buried on 2 March 1982 at Oak Hilll Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.1

From Daily Review Monday March 1, 1982:

Miss Jean Holcombe of 22 William Street, Towanda, retired educator at both the high school and college level, died at the skilled nursing unit of Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 28, following a long period of deteriorating health. Her age was 89.
Jean was born in an upstairs apartment of the family’s 22 William Street residence on May 20, 1982(sic), the daughter of Halleck and Charlotte Dewers Holcombe. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Dewer, occupied the ground floor apartment. Her father, Halleck Lincoln Holcombe, was at one time editor of the Bradford Republican, a weekly newspaper published in Towanda. He later operated a china store in the quarters at the corner of Pine and Main Streets now occupied by the Widman Drug Store. When he found the china business to be unprofitable, he went into the insurance business which he followed until the end of his life.
Jean Holcombe obtained her formal education in Towanda, attending the Third Ward School and graduating from Towanda High School in 1910. After high school she enrolled at West Chester Normal School and after completing the two-year course there launched into a teaching career. Her first school was a one-room school in Franklin Center, this county. The year was 1912 and this was Jean Holcombe’s introduction to a one-room school. Friends report that she had a few rough moments but with the courage and fortitude that she was later to display on so many occasions, she got through that first year and then went on to the school at Camptown which she found to be an improvement.
In 1916, she joined the faculty at Towanda High School as English instructor. This was the “new” high school at the corner of State Street and Western Avenue replacing the building that was destroyed by fire in January of 1912. Miss Holcombe became so proficient in the instruction of English and Dramatics that she became head of the high school’s English Department, a post which she held for years. Her teaching and her outstanding personal characteristics had a fine impact on the lives of man who recall her with respect and affection.
She also directed a number of Senior class plays at Towanda, turning out not a few very outstanding productions, and served as advisor on the staff of “The Oriole,” the high school student publication.
While on the Towanda High faculty, she attended summer classes at Teachers’ College at Columbia University in New York City, attaining her Master’s degree in English. She was also instrumental while at Towanda High in the organization of the Gradale Sorority YMCA oriented group for high school girls, and provided much of the organization’s leadership.
Miss Holcombe became widely recognized for her excellence in the instruction of English and received an invitation to join the faculty at Mansfield State College. Her active teaching career ended there through retirement—a career that embraced a good many years, a career that had a decided effect for excellence on a good many lives.
Until just a few years ago, Miss Holcombe attended reunions of numerous Towanda High graduation classes and was always extended a cordial welcome. She appeared to thoroughly enjoy these contacts with former pupils—pupils that became firm friends. She was a member of Delta kappa Gamma, a teacher’s sorority I which she was active for years, and of the Towanda Branch of the American Association of University Women. She served for a year as critic for the Towanda Shakespeare Club.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists at Athens.
There are no immediate surviors(sic). The home at 22 William Street which Miss Holcombe was born and lived all of her life had been in her family for 106 years. Her grandmother Dewer died there in 1906; her grandfather Dewer died there in 1913; her father died there in 1938 and her mother in 1946.
Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday morning, March 2, at 11 o’clock at the Arther-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home in Towanda with Mrs. Mildred Chandler, reader of the First Church of Christ Scientists in Athens officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours and memorials may be directed to the First Church of Christ Scientists at Athens, care of Kay Johnson, 47 Cadwell Avenue, Waverly.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 April 2019), memorial page for Jean L Holcombe (20 May 1892–28 Feb 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116709660, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .

Ethel C. Holcombe

b. 1883, d. 1957
     Ethel C. Holcombe was born in 1883.1 She was the daughter of Cassius D. Holcombe and Elnora C. Greeno.1,2 Ethel C. Holcombe died in 1957.1 She was buried at Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Ethel C. Holcomb Pepper (1883–1957). Memorial no. 99108419, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99108419, accessed 2 May 2019, citing Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by: RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Elnora C. Greeno Holcombe (15 Sep 1852–27 Jul 1922). Memorial no. 99747320, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99747320, accessed 2 May 2019, citing Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by: LDR (contributor 47171969).

Orilla Holcombe

b. 1815
     Orilla Holcombe was born in 1815. She was the daughter of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop.

Orlando Elon Holcombe1

b. 17 February 1833, d. 29 December 1876
     Orlando Elon Holcombe was born on 17 February 1833 at Edinburg, Saratoga Co., NY.1 He was the son of Isaac Holcombe and Hannah Loop.1 Orlando Elon Holcombe died on 29 December 1876 at Madison Co., NY, at age 43.1 He was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter, Madison Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Orlando Elon Holcomb (17 Feb 1833–29 Dec 1876). Memorial no. 82137544, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82137544, accessed 07 May 2020, citing Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter, Madison County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Find A Grave (contributor 8).