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Joseph Holcomb and
Letisha Eliza Day

Joseph Holcomb b 13 Feb 1832 Perry Co KY d 9 Mar 1920 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Sandlick Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; s/o Henderson Holcomb and Sarah Sally Cornett. Joseph Holcomb m. 6 Jan 1853 Letcher Co KY to Letisha Eliza Day b 10 May 1836 d 30 Apr 1914 Letcher Co KY; d/o John Nathan Day and Letitia Blair. Children of Joseph Holcomb and Letisha Eliza Day;

1. Rebecca Holcomb b 11 Jan 1855 Letcher Co KY

2. Sarah F Holcomb b 2 Mar 1857 Letcher Co KY d 25 Dec 1943 Letcher Co KY; m. 4 Jul 1873 Letcher Co KY to Robert Bryant Bentley b 20 Nov 1849 NC d 21 Dec 1921; buried Sandlick Cem., Sandlick, Letcher Co KY; s/o James Martin Bentley and Tabitha Baker.

3. Stephen Holcomb b 12 Nov 1858 Letcher Co KY

4. Henry Holcomb b Mar 1860 Letcher Co KY

5. Samuel Holcomb b 16 Mar 1862 Linefork, Letcher Co KY

6. Samuel Sam Holcomb b 29 Apr 1864 Letcher Co KY d 10 Jan 1900 Letcher Co KY; buried: Smoot Creek Van, Letcher Co KY; m. abt 1887 to Dicy Collins b Jun 1864 KY; d/o Finley Collins and Nancy Jane McKinsey Gibson.

7. Henry Grant Holcomb b 9 May 1866 Letcher Co KY

8. Stephen Holcomb b 1868 Letcher Co KY

9. Ritter Holcomb b about 1871 Letcher Co KY

10. Susannah Holcomb b 12 Aug 1874 Letcher Co KY

11. Robert B Holcomb b 12 May 1878 Letcher Co KY d 12 Feb 1943 of suicide by gunshot; after a Louisville Kentucky Dr. told him he would not be well again of diabetes and other complications; buried Sandlick Cemetery, Sandlick, KY; m. Darthula Unknown. Children of Robert B Holcomb and Darthula Unknown; i. Vera Holcomb b abt 1905 KY; m. Male Cassel ii. Grant Holcomb b abt 1907 KY iii. Dishman Dee Holcomb b abt 1910 KY iv. Joe Holcomb v. Verna Holcomb vi. Ivon Holcomb vii. Chiely Holcomb viii. Kinol Holcomb.


Obituary: Robert B Holcomb
12 May 1878 - 12 Feb 1943

Article in the Mt. Eagle, Whitesburg, Kentucky, Feb. 18, 1943: Robert Holcomb. The funeral services of Robert Holcomb were conducted at his residence on Monday, by Rev. L. O. Griffith of the Baptist Church. Robert Holcomb was born May 12, 1878. He took his own life early Friday morning by shooting himself. He was in very bad health and had been a sufferer from diabetes and other complications. He had been told recently by a Louisville specialist that he could not live very long and would not be well again. He is survived by his wife, and eight children, Mrs. Vera Cassel, Grant, Dee, Joe, Verna, Ivon, Chiely and Kinol Holcomb. Johnson Funeral Home had charge and burial took place in Sandlick Cemetery, Sandlick, Letcher Co KY.


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
396 396 Halcum Henderson 38 M W Farm Labor 750 800 KY Can't read/write
396 396 Halcum Matilda 37 F W KY Can't read/write
396 396 Halcum Mary 13 F W KY At school
396 396 Halcum Susanah 11 F W KY At school
396 396 Halcum Martha 8 F KY At school
396 396 Halcum Elizabeth 5 F W KY
396 396 Halcum Solomon 3 M W KY
396 396 Halcum Joseph 9/12 M W KY


1870 Letcher Co KY Census Precinct 1
113 113 Hallcom Joseph 40 M W Farmer 300 150 KY Can't write
113 113 Hallcom Letishey 35 M W Keeping House KY Can't write
113 113 Hallcom Rebecca 15 F W KY At school Can't write
113 113 Hallcom Sarah 12 F W KY At school Can't read/write
113 113 Hallcom Louisa 10 F W KY At school Can't read/write
113 113 Hallcom Samuel 6 M W KY
113 113 Hallcom Grant 4 M W KY
113 113 Hallcom Stephen 2 M W KY


1880 Letcher Co KY Census Precinct 2
559 563 Holcomb Joseph W M 48 Head M Farmer Can't read or write KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Lettisia W F 43 Wife M Keeping House Can't write KY NC TN
559 563 Holcomb Rebecca W F 25 Daughter S KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Samuel W M 16 Son S works on farm attends school Can't write KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Henry S W M 14 Son S works on farm attends school can't write KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Stephen W M 11 Son S works on farm attends school can't write KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Ritter W F 9 Daughter S KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Susanah W F 5 KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Robert B W M 2 Son S KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Sarah F W F 2 grandaughter S KY KY KY
559 563 Holcomb Lettishia W F 2/12 March grandaughter S KY KY KY


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