Ashbel Holcomb

about 1785–26 May 1841 (Age 56)
Southwick, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ashbel

When Ashbel Holcomb was born about 1785, in Southwick, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Holcomb, was 37 and his mother, Hannah Gillett, was 39. He married Lucy Holcomb about 1805, in Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 May 1841, in New Ohio, Colesville, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Broome, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ashbel Holcomb
1785–1841
Lucy Holcomb
1789–1873
Marriage: about 1805
Edwin Smith Holcomb
1813–1897
Ashael Holcomb
1815–
Monroe Holcomb
1816–
Lucy Ann Holcomb
1829–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1805
Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(4)

    Edwin Smith Holcomb

    Male1813–1897Male

    Ashael Holcomb

    Male1815–Male

    Monroe Holcomb

    Male1816–Male

    Female1829–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 12

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 (2)

  • Ashbel Holcomb, "New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965"
  • Ashbel Holcomb, "Find A Grave Index"

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