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Joel Holcomb 1760-1847

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Joel Holcomb was born in Granby, Hartford, Conn., in 1760.

He was of English descent,and at the age of eighteen years enlisted for eight months in the Revolutionary War. He served in the regular Connecticut Line under. Col. Samuel Wylly from Apr. 26 to Dec. 31, 1778.

He married Sarah Warner and moved into Massachusetts, remaining there a short time; then to Onandaga Co., N.Y., where their five children grew up, and the oldest daughter, Sally, married Elisha Patch. Seymour, Fanny, Nancy and Marcus completed the family.

In 1820 Joel Holcomb and Elisha Patch, with their families, made the journey to Ohio, driving an ox team, the wagon containing their goods, and the young girls Fanny and Nancy walking nearly all the way.

Securing a heavily timbered farm in Leroy, Lake Co., Ohio, they went to work to make a home. All the privations of the early settler were theirs. Seymour died young, Fanny married James Wright, Nancy married Abel Washburn, and with the failing health of the father, who died in 1847, young Marcus became the head of the family.

Feb. 27, 1833, he married Lovisa Brooks, daughter of David Brooks, of Madison, to whom were born three children who survive him; D. M. Holcomb of Madison, Mrs. D. L. Palmer of Painesville, and D.R. Holsomb of Perry.

Joel Holcomb and his wife Sarah are buried in the Paine Hollow Cemetery in Leroy.

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