Sally Smith Holcomb

9 April 1838–2 December 1924 (Age 86)
Richland, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sally Smith

When Sally Smith Holcomb was born on 9 April 1838, in Richland, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Alonzo Holcomb, was 38 and her mother, Lucy Morgan, was 38. She married Gordon Anson Henry in 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington, United States in 1870 and Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1880. She died on 2 December 1924, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Thurston, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gordon Anson Henry
Sally Smith Holcomb
Marriage: 1859
Anson M Henry
Lucy B Henry
Irene Christine Henry
Elvira Eliza Henry
Edith Floy Henry

Spouse and Children





    Irene Christine Henry


    Elvira Eliza Henry


    Edith Floy Henry


Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Holcomb


    Lucy Morgan




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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries 1846: Lewis, Oregon Country, United States 1846: Lewis, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1848: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: Thurston, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Thurston, Washington, United States
1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 24

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Holcom in household of Alonza Holcom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sallie S Henry in household of Gordon A Henry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sally S Holcomb in household of Alonzo Holcomb, "United States Census, 1860"

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