The Holcomb Family Tree includes such illustrous ancestors as Charlamange, William the Conqueror, and the ancient House of Troy.
Between 1189-1192 Sir John de Holcombe was knighted by Richard I (The
Lion Heart)for beheading 3 Turks with one swipe of his sword during a
battle in Palestine in the 3rd Crusade. He is buried in Dorchester
Abbey, Oxfordshire, England.
John's father is believed to have been Walter de Holcombe. Sir John's
g-g-g-great grandson was named John also and he married Isabel Down who
was a descendent of William the Conqueror.
THE HOLCOMBES' GENEALOGIES AND BIOGRAPHIES by Elizabeth Weir McPherson,
our earliest known ancestor is William Holcombe (III) who was born in
Pembokeshire, Wales before 1660 and was the son of William Holcombe
(II) Mayor of Pembokeshire. William III was in King William County
Virginia before 1685 when he signed a petition asking to elect a new
vestry in St Stephens Parish. He was paying quit rents in King and
Queen Co., Virginia on 700 acres in 1704. Record list him as a Chirgeon
(surgeon). William had 4 sons, the youngest of whom was Richard.
Richard Holcomb along with 3 of his brothers, Benjamin, John and Joseph
left Virginia and moved to Granville Co., North Carolina, with their
cousin Grimes Holcombe. Richard had 5 sons one of whom was John
John Holcombe was born in 1720 in Prince Edward County, Virginia and
moved with his father and family to NC as a child. About 1763 he moved
his family to the "96" District, what is now Union County South
Carolina "near the Piedmont Frontier. Holcomb branch flows into John's
Creek, water of the Enoree river between the Broad and Saluda Rivers".
John had 8 children, one of whom was John II.
John Holcombe II was born before 1775 in "96" District SC. He served in
the American Revolution under Col Thomas Brandon. In 1805 he purchased
land from John Hubbard in Franklin County, Georgia and signed his will
on Nov 7, 1846 as "John Holcombe of Lumpkin Co., GA of advanced age".
John had 7 children the youngest son being Solomon P Holcomb.
Solomon P Holcomb was born in 1805 in Georgia and married Elizabeth Ray
in 1823, in Habersham Co., GA. They had 8 children. They moved from
Georgia to Clark Co, Arkansas with their family sometime before 1850.
The youngest of the children was William Mindett Holcomb
William Mindett Holcomb of Alabama, married Mary Ann Godwin in Hot
Springs, Arkansas in 1860. They moved to Texas after the Civil War and
settled in Fannin Co. William served with Monroe's regiment, 1st Ark
Cav during the Civil War