Person:Timothy Holcombe (1)

Facts and Events
Name Lieut. Timothy Holcombe
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Feb 1766 Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[1] West Virginia, United States

Timothy Holcombe moved from Simsbury, Conn. to Salisbury, Conn. where he served as 1st Lieutenant of the 4th Co., 4th Regiment of the Continental Army under the command of Col. Benjamin Hinman in 1775. This regiment was raised on the first call of troops in April-May of 1775 and recruited mainly from Litchfield county. After the surprise attack on the British forts at Ticonderoga and Crown Point on May 10, Gov. Trumbull, as well as the Continental Congress, ordered Hinman's regiment to secure the forts against recapture. The regiment reached Ft. Ticonderoga in June, 1775 and took part in operations until expiration of terms of service in December. The troops suffered much sickness, and as a result, many men were mustered out in October and November. Timothy served until December 10, 1775. [2][3]

After his war service, Timothy received a land grant in 1791 of 300 acres in the Beaver Creek area which is now in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia.[4]

In the Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, he is listed as being 85 years old and residing with his daughter and her husband, Matilda and Roger Gum, of Bath Co., Virginia.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jesse Montgomery Seaver. The Holcomb(e) Genealogy: A Genealogy, History and Directory. (Philadelphia, Pa.: American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1925)
    p 16.
  2. Johnston, Henry P., "The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution 1775-1783. Vol. I-III". (Hartford, CT, USA: 1889.), pp 27-29
  3. Heitman, Francis B., "Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution" (Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Pub. Co., 1914.), p 151
  4. Sims, Edgar B., "Sims Index to Land Grants in West Virginia" (Charleston, WV: unknown, 1952.), Index points to Book 2, pg 346.
  5. Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841, Online Database [Original data: A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services. Washington, USA: Blair and Rives, 1841.]