Thomas BLISS, Sr
Margaret HULINS
Deacon Samuel CHAPIN, Sr
Cecily PENNY
Nathaniel BLISS, Sr
Catherine CHAPIN


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Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Sr

Mary BLISS 1

  • Born: 23 Sep 1651, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married: 27 Feb 1669/70, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: 1721-1722, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

   Ancestral File Number: 3GLM-32. User ID: 1155.

   General Notes:

Descendants of Phineas Holcomb, Seth P Holcombe, 1988, North Granby CT pvii:
"Nataniel2 Holcombe was born 4 Nov 1648 in the Poquonock section of the Town of Windsor. He died 5 Mar 1740/1741 in Simsbury CT. He married 26 Feb 1670 probably in Springfield MA Mary Bliss, the daughter of Nathaniel Bliss of Springfield and Catherine Chapin, the Daughter of Deacon Samuel Chapin, a founder of Springfield MA. Nathaniel Holcombe built the first house in Salmon Brook Society (now Granby) located south of the present address of 238 Salmon Brook Street, Granby. Nathaniel and Mary (Bliss) Holcombe had ten children:
Nathaniel Jr b 11 Jun 1673 Springfield MA
Mary b 17 May 1765 d Abt 1744 unm.
Jonathan b 15 Feb 1678/1679, d 7 Oct 1761
John b 1680, d 11 Jul 1744
Martha b 1682, m Daniel Hayes
Esther b Feb 1684
Catherine b 1689
Saah (sic) <Sarah b 1691
Margaret b 16__, m Mr North
Benjamin b 15 Feb 1697/1698..."

The Mary and John The Story of the Founding of Dorchester Massachusetts 1630, Maude Pinney Kuhns, Charles E Tuttle Co, Rutland VT, 1943, (CT Historical Society)
p42: "Thomas Holcomb was born about 1601, and is believed to have been the son of Gilbert and Ann Holcomb. He married Elizabeth Ferguson probably after arriving in America, though it has been claimed that they married in England before embarking on the 'Mary and John'...
1. Elizabeth 1634-18 Sep 1712 m 16 Nov 1654 Josiah Ellsworth d 20 Aug 1689
2. Mary 1636-1708 m 3 Oct 1655 George Griswold 1633-1704
3. Abigail 1638-17 Aug 1688 m 11 Jun 1658 Samuel Bissell 1636-17 May 1698
4. Joshua 1640-1 Dec 1690 (Simsbury) m 4 Jun 1663 Ruth Sherwood d 10 Sep
5. Sarah 1642-1654
6. Benajah 1644-1736 m 1667 Sarah Eno 1649-1732
7. Deborah 1646-d young
8. Nathaniel b 4 Nov 1648, a farmer at Simsbury, m 27 Feb 1670 Mary b 23
Sep 1651 dau of Nathaniel Bliss
Nathaniel 11 Jun 1673-1766 m 1695 Martha Buell 1675-1760
Mary b 17 May 1675
Jonathan b 1678
John b 1680 m 9 Mar 1706 Anna Pettibone
Esther b 1682 m 17 Feb 1708 Bircester Higley
Catherine b 1698 m 22 Jan 1707 Joseph Messenger Sarah b 1691 m 17 Dec 1712 Samuel Barbour (sic)
Benjamin b 15 Feb 1698 m 12 Oct 1727 Hannah Case
9. Deborah 15 Feb 1650-1686 m 12 Oct 1668 Daniel Birge
10. Jonathan b 1653-d young."

17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century 1915-1975, Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company Inc, 1987, p128:
"Nathaniel Holcomb (1648- ) CT, m. Mary Bliss..."

The Chapin Genealogy, Orange Chapin, Northampton Mass, Metcalf & Co, 1862, viii 368p, 23.5cm, 9-7667, CS71.C462 1862a: "Containing a very large proportion of the descendants of Dea. Samuel Chapin, who settled in Springfield, Mass in 1642. Collected and comp. by Orange Chapin.
p6: "Catharine Chapin, daughter of Samuel and Cisily, m. (1) Nov. 20, 1646, to Nathaniel Bliss; he d. Nov. 8, 1654; m. (2) June 30, 1655, to Thomas Gilbert; he d. June 5, 1662; m. (3) Dec. 8, 1664, to Samuel Marshfield; he d. May12, 1692. Catharine d. Feb. 4, 1712. Children as follows-
Samuel Bliss, b. Nov. 7, 1647; lived to be 102 years old. Residence
Margaret Bliss, b. Nov. 12, 1649.
Mary Bliss, b. Sept. 24, 1651.
NathanielBliss, b. March 27, 1653.
Sarah Gilbert, b. Feb. 19, 1655-1656.
John Gilbert, b. Oct. 18, 1657.
Thomas Gilbert, b. March 15, 1658-1659.
Henry Gilbert, b. March 1, 1661.
Josias Marshfield, b. Sept. 29, 1665.
HesterMarshfield, b. Sept. 6, 1667.
Stillborn child, Nov. 17, 1669.
Margaret Marshfield, b. Dec. 3, 1670."

The Holcomb(e) Genealogy History and Directory, Jesse Seaver, Philadelphia PA, American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1925, vii 286p 27.5cm, CS71.H725 1925 and 1925a
p41: "Nathaniel (Son of Thomas) Holcomb and His Descendants. (ah)
"201 Nathaniel Holcomb (2- ): b. 4 Nov 1648 in Poquonock Windsor CT; d. 5 Mar (Feb) 1740/1741; rem. to Massacoe, now Simsbury; m. (1) 27 Feb 1670 Mary (dau. of Nathaniel (or Thomas) Bliss (one of the original founders of Hartford CT) and Catherine Chapin dau. of Dea. Samuel Chapin of Springfield, a character in the Charter Oak story (see Part XII); m. (2) 16 (17) Jan 1725(3 or 2) Sarah, widow of Josiah Owen (d. 29 Sep 1706). He was a Rep from Simsbury and Windsor to the Gen. Court of CT, 1703-1706; 1720-1722; farmer; sergeant in Rev. War..."

The Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, With Brief Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of Deacon Samuel Chapin, Gilbert Warren Chapin, Vol I, Chapin Family Association, Hartford Connecticut, 1924
p4: "Catherine Chapin...
Children: BLISS *3 Mary b. Sep 23, 1651. d. 1722..."
p16. "Mary Bliss 1-3-3
dau. Nathaniel & Catherine (Chapin) Bliss, of Simsbury & Springfield.
b. Sep 23, 1651, d. 1722.
m. Feb 27, 1670, Springfield, Nathaniel Holcombe, son of Thomas &
Elizabeth Holcombe..."

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol III, p286-287: "Nathaniel Holcomb, Simsbury, Taken 2 Apr 1741. Will dated 7 Feb 1740-1...To my wife, besides what I have already secured for her before marriage, I give her the sum of 20 shillings..."

Genealogy of Bliss Family in America, Vol I, p41: "Issue of Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin. Born 23 Sep 1651, Mar 27 Feb 1670 to Nathaniel Holcomb, Res Simsbury Connecticut, Died Abt 1722."

Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965 by Lucy James COLE Flemming
(Written by Lucy Cole Flemming (great granddaughter of Col Levi Barber from record book kept in the family and from Barber Genealogy compiled by Lillian May Wilson in 1909. Copied from LCF's handwritten account by granddaughter Linda Engle Lackore Summer 2000)...
"Samuel Barber (son of Thomas) born 17 May 1673 died Dec 1725 mar 17 Dec 1712 to Sarah Holcomb (who was daughter of Nathan and Mary Holcomb) Sarah born 1691 died 1787 age 96 years."

3GLM-32 Died 1721/1722 Springfield Hampden Massachusetts, Ver 4.10 Mar Simsbury Hartford Connecticut.

IGI Marriage A457693-457693-457697 Simsbury Hartford Connecticut, 8514380-35- 1396016, T990439-185-1395539, A184760-184760-184761, A178082-178082,178083 Mar Mary BLISS 27 ?Apr<Feb 1670 Springfield Hampden Massachusetts.

LDS Submission: Mrs Harriet C Larsen 73 South 4th East Logan Utah. LDS Heir: Joseph Nephi Comish c 5th GGNephew il SB, 5th GGNephew SH. Mary BLISS Mar Nathaniel HOLCOMB Mother of Sarah HOLCOMB.

   Marriage Information:

Mary married Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Sr, son of Thomas HOLCOMBE and Elizabeth FERGUSON, on 27 Feb 1669/70 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. (Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Sr was born on 4 Nov 1648 in Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and died on 5 Mar 1740/41 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.10, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File Ver 4.10, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997.), 3GLM-32.

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