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1. Abigail HOLCOMB
2. Mary BUELL


  • Born: 1636
  • Married (1): 11 Jun 1658, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Married (2): Bef 2 Aug 1697
  • Died: 17 May 1698-1700

   Ancestral File Number: HK9D-VQ.

   General Notes:

History of the Simon Mills Family, Katie R Mills, Vol I, p4:
"Widow Mary (Buell) MIlls married as her second husband- and she was his second wife- Samuel Bissell, son of John Bissell of Windsor. The date of their marriage has not been found, but it is proved by the fact that she as Widow Mary Bissell bequeathed her property toher Mills children.
"The first wife of Samuel Bissell was Abigail Holcomb, daughter of Thomas Holcomb, married 11 Jun 1658. They had ten children. Abigail died 17 Aug 1688. His second marriage took place between this date and 2 Aug 1697.the date of his will making provision for wife Mary- possibly in Jul 1691, as previously suggested.
"They lived at Windsor, where Samuel Bissell died 3 Dec 1700. His age is not noted but he probably was just a few years older than Mary inasmuch as he was but a small lad when his father brought his family to Windsor in 1639; and Mary was born in 1642..."

The Mary and John The Story of the Founding of Dorchester Massachusetts 1630, Maude Pinney Kuhns, Charles E Tuttle Co, RutlandVT, 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'...
3. Abigail 1638-17 Aug 1688 m 11 Jun 1658 Samuel Bissell 1636-17 May 1698 son of John Bissell..."

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, Vol I, p129-130, 1 Oct 1657, Thomas Holcomb's Will: "Children: Abigail 19 yrs. To Abigail L28-12-00. On this 15th day of December 1660, I doe acknowledge to have received of my Father Enno of my wife's portion the whole sum. Samuel Bissell."

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, p8:
"Part IV Thomas Holcomb and his Descendants
"Thomas Holcomb was bornin Pembrokeshire, Wales, or Devonshire, England, in 1601 and is believed to be a son of Ann and Gilbert Holcombe (See page 4)...
"His wife was Elizabeth Ferguson, whom some authorities state he married before leaving England. Others say hemarried at Dorchester. She was born in England and was a fellow passenger on `The Mary and John'...
"The property of Thomas Holcomb was inventoried October 1 1657, and amounted to L244-9s-8. To Elizabeth, the widow was given L42-18s; to Joshua, age 17, L42-18s, to Benejah, age 13, L33-17s; to Nathaniel, age 9, L28-12s; to Abigail, age 19, L28-12s; to Deborah, 6 yrs 7 mos, L28-12s...
"...The following are the children of Thomas Holcomb and their descendants:
"...3 Abigail: born or bapt. 6 Jan 1638; m. 11 Jun 1658 Samuel Bissell of Windsor..."

Ancestral File 8JQM-3R, Ver 4.10 HK9D-VQ.

   Marriage Information:

Samuel married Abigail HOLCOMB, daughter of Thomas HOLCOMBE and Elizabeth FERGUSON, on 11 Jun 1658 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Abigail HOLCOMB was born on 6 Jan 1638/39 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, christened on 6 Jan 1638/39 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and died on 17 Aug 1688 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

   Marriage Information:

Samuel also married Mary BUELL, daughter of William BUELL and Mary POST, before 2 Aug 1697. (Mary BUELL was born on 3 Sep 1642 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and died on 24 Jun 1718 in Massaco, East Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

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