Jeptha Holcombe

1788–21 March 1866 (Age 78)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Jeptha

When Jeptha Holcombe was born in 1788, in Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Holcombe, was 39 and his mother, Penelope, was 35. He married Martha E Newby on 21 June 1817. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1840. He died on 21 March 1866, in Warren, Fayette, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dibrell, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeptha Holcombe
Martha E Newby
Marriage: 21 June 1817
Malinda Holcombe
Elizabeth Holcomb
John C Holcomb
Alzena Holcombe
Malvinia Holcombe
Hiram T. Holcombe
Jacob T. Holcombe
Lucretia P. Holcombe

Spouse and Children

21 June 1817


    Malinda Holcombe



    John C Holcomb


    Alzena Holcombe


    Malvinia Holcombe


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Joel Holcombe









+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 7

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 23

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Holcomb .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jeptha R Holcomb, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Jeptha Holcom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J R Halcomb, "United States Census, 1860"

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