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Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Jr. (son of Nathaniel HOLCOMB and Mary BLISS) was born 11 Jun 1673 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 29 Sep 1766 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Martha BUELL, daughter of Peter BUELL and Martha COGGINS.

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ID: I08196
Name: Nathaniel HOLCOMBE 1
Sex: M
Title: Lt.
Birth: 11 JUN 1673 in Windsor,Hartford Co.,CT
Death: 29 SEP 1766 in Simsbury,Hartford Co.,CT
Reference Number: 8196
Nathaniel served as a Lt. in 1716 and was a Representative from Simsbury to the General Court of Ct., 1748-1753.4

McPherson lists sons Nathaniel III and David as twins, but notes this may be an error in the absence of a birth record of David. There is some indication that David was born afger 1701.

Lieut. Nathaniel Holcomb
b. 11 June 1673, d. 29 September 1766
Relationship=9th great-grandfather of Norbert Raymond Bankert II.
Appears on charts:
Ancestors of Norbert Raymond Bankert

Lieut. Nathaniel Holcomb was born on 11 June 1673 in Springfield, Mass..1 He was the son of Nathaniel Holcomb and Mary Bliss. He married, at age 22, Martha Buell, age 19, daughter of Sergt. Peter Buell and Martha Cogan, on 1 November 1695 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn..2,3 He died on 29 September 1766 in Simsbury, Conn., at age 93.4,1

Public Office: between 1748 and 1753 he was representative to the General Court of Connecticut.
Military Service: Lieutenant and second in command of the militia, 1716; He joined a force sent to the Housatonic valley to search for enemy Indian forces,1723.

In the early 1700's, Nathaniel and his brother Jonathan, along with George Hayes and John Matson, were considered the leaders of the Salmon Brook community. Nathaniel served as a Lieutenant in 1716, and he was representative to the General Court of Connecticut from 1748-1753.
Along with many of the other leaders of the community, Nathaniel fell victim to the monetary problems, the merchants, and the land speculators during the early 1700's. At some time after 1725, William Thrall, a nephew of our grandfather John Thrall, was calling in his debtors. Nathaniel at one point owed Thrall 41 and Thrall had Nathaniel confined to the county jail, but Nathaniel "from thence breaking the gaol (jail) made his escape, and has since gone at large;" requiring Thrall to petition the legislature to order the sheriff to pursue Holcomb " with horse and foot, and to remand said prisoner back again to the gaol, there to remain until he satisfy said execution and be by law released."

Children of Lieut. Nathaniel Holcomb and Martha Buell:
Capt. Nathaniel Holcomb+ b. 25 Oct 1696, d. 1782
Benjamin Holcomb b. 15 Feb 1697/98, d. 5 Apr 1700
Lieut. David Holcomb+ b. c 1699, d. Feb 1784
Elizabeth Holcomb b. 14 Mar 1699/0, d. 23 Apr 1701
infant Holcomb b. 5 Apr 1701
Martha Holcomb b. 15 Feb 1701/2, d. 29 Jan 1725
Judah Holcomb+ b. 1705, d. 5 Jan 1802
Mary Holcomb b. 1711, d. 10 Oct 1810
Sarah Holcomb b. 12 Jul 1713, d. 20 Jun 1780
Lieut. Peter Holcomb b. 15 Apr 1715, d. 20 Apr 1800

[S141] TAG, "Thomas Holcombe's Earlier Posterity", 57(1981):70-71.
[S31] Albert Welles, History of the Buell Family, 40.
[S141] TAG, "William Buell & Early Descendants", 54(1978):151.
[S137] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury B, M, & D's, 188.

Children of Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Jr. and Martha BUELL are:
  1. +Judah Holcomb, b. Abt. 1704, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, d. 05 Jan 1802, Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
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