Ozias Holcomb

Ozias Holcomb

Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 7 Feb 1812 (aged 75)
Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section O / Lot 22
Memorial ID 55147295 · View Source
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He married Rachel CORNISH December 20, 1757 in Simsbury, Hartford County, CT (Source: Simsbury Town Records (Transcribed by Albert C. Bates) page 160.), daughter of James CORNISH.

Ozias was a farmer in the North Granby area and his home still stands at 93 Mountain Road. Index number 218, page 56, in "The Holcombe Genealogy", by Jesse Seaver.

Marriage performed by John Humphrey, Esq.

Holcombe Genealogy represents:
OZIAS5 HOLCOMBE (Judah4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1) was born on 3 Mar 1736/37.1718 He married Rachel Cornish, daughter of Capt. James Cornish and Amy Butler, on 20 Dec 1757 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1719 He died on 7 Feb 1812 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 74. 1720, He was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1722

Bowman mentions an earlier Ozias that died young. This Ozias is probably the Ozias serving in Captain Samuel Hayes Company in the Revolutionary War with his brother Benjah; and that is what McPherson says. He is listed in the Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War, Microfilm Publication M881, Roll 361. He was a Corporal in the 18 Regiment, Connecticut Militia, serving in New York from August 22, 1776 to
September 26, 1776.

When Ozias was born, the settlement of Salmon Brook, part of Simsbury, was a small group of perhaps forty houses composed of the families of the first settlers: Ozias' grandfather Nathaniel, George Hayes, James Hillyer, and others who all appear in one another's genealogies. But Salmon Brook was beginning to grow.

Fears of the Indians had diminished so that the families of Simsbury that were looking for more land for their sons and daughters to call their own, began to migrate outward to swell the size of this community.

In the 1740's Ozias was a growing up and assimilating the values of his parents, good Puritans, and feeling a growing sense of independence from the older community of Simsbury. The long weekly trips to Hopmeadow to worship were adding to the little society's desire for additional independence.

Judah Holcombe purchased lots in the 1750's in the "Popatunuck" section of Granby, near Mountain and Lost Acres Roads. In 1762 Ozias acquired one of these lots facing Mountain Road. Ozias married and took the responsibilities of farming and raising a large family of his own. This apparently consumed most of his time as he does not appear in any elected or appointed positions in the town.

Like others in the area, Ozias and Rachel began to clear their land and exploited the timber resources, not only to build their house, but also for sale. Ozias and this brothers, Silas and Benajah, all lived in the same vicinity and were full of energy and ambition, throwing up mile after mile of stone walls, clearing out fields and pastures, containing livestock, and marking boundaries.

The 1790 Census of Granby showed 4 Males over 16, 2 Males under 16, and 2 Females.

Children of Ozias and Rachel (Cornish) HOLCOMB:
~ Ozias HOLCOMB.
~ Rachel HOLCOMB.
~ Allen HOLCOMB.
~ Roswell HOLCOMB.
~ Nettie HOLCOMB.
~ James HOLCOMB.
~ Butler HOLCOMB.
~ Starling HOLCOMB.
~ Nellie HOLCOMB.

Family Members



died Feb. 4, 1812
AE 75
RACHEL, his wife
died Oct. 18, 1799
AE 62



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