Person:Nathaniel Holcombe (2)

m. Bef 1634
  1. Elizabeth Holcombe1634 - 1712
  2. Mary HolcombeAbt 1635 - 1708
  3. Abigail Holcombe1638 - 1688
  4. Joshua Holcombe1640 - 1690
  5. Sarah Holcombe1642 - 1654
  6. Sgt. Benajah Holcombe1644 - 1736/37
  7. Deborah Holcombe1646 - 1649
  8. Nathaniel Holcombe1648 - 1739/40
  9. Deborah Holcombe1650/51 - 1686
  10. Jonathan Holcombe1651/52 - 1656
  • HNathaniel Holcombe1648 - 1739/40
  • WMary Bliss1651 - 1740
m. 27 Feb 1670
  1. Lt Nathaniel Holcombe, II1673 - 1766
  2. Mary Holcombe1675 - Bet 1744 & 1745
  3. Jonathan Holcombe1678/79 - 1761
  4. John Holcombe1680 - 1744
  5. Martha Holcombe1682 - 1716/17
  6. Hester Holcombe1684 - 1775
  7. Elizabeth Holcombe1685 - 1700
  8. Margaret HolcombeCal 1687 - 1777
  9. Catherine Holcombe1689 - 1769
  10. Sarah HolcombEst 1691 - 1787
  11. Benjamin Holcombe1697/98 - 1758
  12. Elizabeth Holcomb1700/01 -
  • HNathaniel Holcombe1648 - 1739/40
  • WSarah UnknownBef 1673 -
m. 17 Jan 1722
Facts and Events
Name Nathaniel Holcombe
Gender Male
Birth[2][5][6][7][8] 4 Nov 1648 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 27 Feb 1670 Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Mary Bliss
Alt Marriage 27 Feb 1670/71 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Bliss
Marriage 17 Jan 1722 Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Sarah Unknown
Alt Death[1] 5 Feb 1739/40
Death[2][3] 5 Mar 1739/40 Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Alt Death? 5 Feb 1741 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Alt Death? Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Chosen Deputy to the General Court of Connecticut for Simsbury between 1703 and 1706; again between 1720 and 1722. Was a joint signer of an agreement with pastor of the church of Hop Meadow 27 Jun 1687. Signed an offer to citizens of Salmon Brook and Low Meadow for exchange of parts of land to better fortify against Indians, 04 Feb 1688.


8th child and 3rd son, was born at Windsor, 4 Nov. 1648, died at Simsbury, 5 March 1740/1. His will is dated 7 Feb. 1740/1, probated 5 March 1740/1 (Manwaring 3:286). He devises various real estate in both Windsor and Simsbury to the four sons listed below, and to the five living daughters the moveable estate; the son, not named, of his deceased daughter Martha, 20 shillings, to be paid by sons Nathaniel, Jonathan and John, "to buy him a Bible." (This might suggest that this grandson, Daniel Hayes, was a minor but he was nearly 25 at this date.) To his wife, not named, testator leaves only 20 shillings "besides what I have already secured for her before marriage." Son Benjamin is names sole executor; witnesses: Elias Slater, Ephraim Bewell, Timothy Woodbridge. His first marriage took place on 27 Feb 1670/1 but is not recorded at either Windsor or Simsbury, and I suspect is was recorded at Springfield, the home of the bride, who was Mary Bliss, born 23 Sept, 1651, died by 1722, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss (Thomas of Hartford) by his wife Catharine Chapin (Samuel), as the birth of the first child is recorded at Springfield. He married, second, at Simsbury, 17 Jan. 1722/3, Sarah ----, widow of Josias Owen, as the marriage record identifies her. It seems probable that her first husband was Josias Owen (John) shown by Stiles (2:544) to have married, first, Mary, daughter of John Osburn, but Stiles knows nothing of a second marriage for either Josias Owen or Nathaniel Holcombe, nor does The Chapin Book (1924) 1:16f

from Stiles

Resided Simsbury which town he represented at gen. ct. 1703, 4, 5, 1720, and 22. Lists children as Nathaniel, Mary, Johnathan, John, Ester, Catherine, Sarah, and Benjamin.

from Tempest

Holcombe family tradition has it that Nathaniel and Mary first settled at what is now Salmon Brook in 1677. Nathaniel was born in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Although Mary's father's family was among the first group to come to Hartford, she was living in Springfield when she married Nathaniel in 1670. It is not clear if the couple lived in Springfield for long, but by 1675 they were back in Windsor with their two children, Nathaniel and Mary. Nathaniel Sr. is not listed among those who moved to Simsbury immediately following the war, but his older brother Joshua is, and his mother and stepfather James Eno, did move to "Scotland", the section of Simsbury east of the ridge, in 1679. It is possible they did live with the Enos briefly, while renting land at Salmon Brook from someone such as John Slate. Or it may have been that they even began building a homestead at Salmon Brook and that the record of Nathaniel's 1677, '78 or '79 grant was among those burned; no one bothered to record it again since he received new grants, possibly for the same land, as a result of the land divisions in 1680. He continued to pay taxes in Windsor through 1686, but only because he owned three acres of upland there, not because he was a resident. Certainly the couple was well established with their four children in Simsbury by 1681, for Nathaniel was elected town constable in December of that year.

  1. Jesse Montgomery Seaver. The Holcomb(e) Genealogy: A Genealogy, History and Directory. (Philadelphia, Pa.: American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1925)

    b. 11-4-1648 in Poquonock, Windsor, Ct.; d. 3(2)-5-1740

  2. 2.0 2.1 James H. Holcombe. Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor Through Five Generations
    pg 10.

    Nathaniel Holcombe "was born on 4 Nov 1648 at Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He married Mary Bliss, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin, on 27 Feb 1670 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. He married Sarah Owen on 17 Jan 1722 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He died on 5 Mar 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 91.

  3. Elizabeth Weir McPherson. The Holcombes, Nation Builders
    pg 101.2.
  4.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).

    NATHANIEL, Simsbury 1697, br. of the preced. m. at Springfield, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Bliss, in Feb. 1671, had there Nathaniel, b. 11 June 1673; and Mary, 17 May 1675. THOMAS, Dorchester 1633, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. with other friends of Rev. John Warham 1635 or 6, to Windsor, prob. with two or three ch. had there Abigail, b. apt. 6 Jan. 1639; Joshua, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640; Sarah, 14 Aug. 1642; Benajah, 23 June 1644; Deborah, b. 15 Oct. 1646, d. soon; Nathaniel, 4 Nov. 1648; Deborah, again, 15 Feb. 1651; Jonathan, 23 Mar. 1653, d. soon; and the f. d. 7 Sept. 1657. Of his ds. we kn. that Abigail m. 11 June 1658, Samuel Bissell; and Deborah m. 5 Nov. 1668, Daniel Birge; and it is presum. that Elizabeth wh. m. 16 Nov. 1654, Josiah Ellsworth; and Mary, wh. m. 3 Oct. 1655, were his ds

  5. Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1638-1925
    Bk I p. 18.

    "Nathanael Holcomb son of Thomas Holcomb was born Nov 4th 1648"

  6. Holcomb, James and Randall. Holcomb Family Genealogy, Url: http:/
  7. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
    Thomas Holcombe entry.
  8. Williams, Mark. Tempest in a Small Town: The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut, 1680-1940. (Salmon Brook Historical Society, Granby, Connecticut, 1996)
    page 71.