Picture of Mary Holcombe
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MARY HOLCOMBE, of Newtown, is a native of Plumstead township,
Bucks county, being a daughter of Charles and Hannah Robinson Holcombe,
and a descendant of John and Mary (Green) Holcombe, an account of
whose descendants is given in the preceding sketch.
Richard Holcombe, the grandfather of Mary Holcombe, was the
second son of John and Mary (Closson) Holcombe, of Amwell
township, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, where he was born in 1767. On November
20, 1792, he married Elizabeth Closson, daughter of Cornelius and Jennet Closson,
of Solebury, and settled on his fatherís farm in Amwell, where he spent his
whole life, dying in 1827. He was a carpenter by trade, and was distinguished
from his cousins of the same name by the appellation of "Carpenter Richard Holcombe."
Richard and Elizabeth (Closson) Holcombe were the parents of nine
children: John C., who resided on the old Amwell plantation, dying at the age of
ninety years; Thomas; Charles; Mary, married Absalom Phillips; Allen;
Elizabeth, married Wilson Moore, and Aaron.
Charles Holcombe, son of Richard and Elizabeth, was a wheelwright by
trade, but for many years prior to his death was a farmer in Plumstead township,
Bucks county. He married (first) Mary Roberts, who bore him seven
children, only one of whom grew to maturity, Elizabeth, who married Charles P. Fenton.
He married (second) Hannah Robinson, and had four children: Mary, the
subject of this sketch; Allen, and Sarah Ellen, both of whom died young; and
Charles, who married Phebe Ellen Betts, and is now deceased, leaving
three children: Reuben, who married, September 15, 1898, Amy Cooper,
daughter of George and Sarah (Miller) Cooper, of Avondale, Chester
county, Pennsylvania; Rachel B., and Charles, who is a local minister of the
Methodist church; he married, February 22, 1899, Flora Snyder, daughter
of Silas and Catherine Snyder, of Bucks county, Pennsylvania; Phebe
Ellen, the widow of Charles Holcombe, Jr., resides with the subject of
this sketch at Newtown. Charles Holcombe, Sr., died in Plumstead, August
7, 1881, aged eighty-two years.
Text taken from page 320
Davis, William W. H., A. M. History
of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company,
1905] Volume III
Transcribed January 2002 as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,
Published January 2002 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb
pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/