Son of James and Miriam (Amherst) HOLCOMB.
Married to (1) Julia A. JONES on October 31, 1850; (2) Clara Frances BABBITT on November 30, 1882 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
His estate was probated on 17 October 1894 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He left a will, 22 May 1893 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.
The Obituary of Amherst L. HOLCOMB as it appeared in The Hartford Daily Courant, October 15, 1894:
Amherst L. HOLCOMB died at his home on the Brinley place, Blue Hills, yesterday, aged 72 years. Mr. HOLCOMB was formerly a resident of Granby, but purchased the Brinley place and moved from Granby in September 1887. In Granby, Mr. HOLCOMB carried on the business of farming and was an esteemed citizen of the town. He was a member of the Congregational Church in that town, but since coming to this city joined the Asylum Hill Church. He filled many important town offices while living in Granby. He was interested in the old-time militia of the state and served as quartermaster and paymaster in the Seventeenth Regiment, Connecticut Militia, in 1845 and 1846, respectively.
Mr. HOLCOMB leaves a wife and two children, a son, aged 9, and a daughter aged 5 years. The funeral will take place from his late home, No. 2 Holcomb Street, Blue Hills, to-morrow morning at 8:30 o'clock. The Rev. Joseph H. Twichell will officiate. The burial will be at Granby.
From The Converse Family and Allied Families - Clara Frances BABBITT, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, 5 June 1849; united with the Congregational Church in Barre in Sept. 1871; resided for some years in Franklin and Fitchburg, Mass., and taught school one year in Hartland, Conn., where she met Amherst Lanman HOLCOMB, and was married to him at the family home, in Barre, 30 Nov. 1882, by Rev. Joseph F. Gaylord. Mr. Holcombe was born in Granby, Conn., 29 March 1822, and was the son of James and Miriam (Colt) Holcombe. Amherst Lanman Holcombe was a successful farmer, and, on his hillside farm in Granby, Conn., they lived until Sept., 1887, when they moved to Hartford, Conn., where, in exchange for the Granby farm, he had taken a smaller farm on "Brindly Hill" just within the city limits of Hartford. Mr. HOLCOMB died there 14 Oct. 1894. He was an industrious and thrifty farmer, a good financier, interested in local and national affairs, and a member of the Congregational Church.
Mrs. HOLCOMB continued to live in the Hartford home until her second marriage, in Hartford, 8 Dec 1897, by Rev. Joseph H. Twitchell of Hartford, to Lusias Sanborn JOHNSON, who was born in Newport, ME., 15 June 1845, the son of John and Mary (Rowley) JOHNSON, lived in Manchester, New Hampshire, after he was three years old. He removed to Southern Pines, North Carolina, in February 1893, where Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON reside on his farm, and where she is a member of the Congregational Church.
Amherst spelled his name "Holcomb". After his death, Frank Lanman and Aunt Kate decided to add the "e". (From Jane Holcombe Struthers)