History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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Picture of Mary Holcombe and Charles Holcombe Submitted by Jon Holcombe

The Holcombe  Family and Collateral Lines Database

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

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