Truman Alvin Holcomb and Cora Belle Martin Holcomb and sons:
Travis, Willie, Ocie, R.V. and Marvin
"This is a very sad part of our Holcomb history. Here
is what my dad told me.
By the way, I only saw my father cry twice and the first
time was while he was telling me this story. I was about 12 at the time. Then I
saw him dabbing his eyes, 15 years later when he took Anna and I to FairviewCemetery to see Willie's grave. That day
he pointed to where it was, but couldn't go in himself. He stood outside the
little fence and dabbed his eyes with a handkerchief. Grandpa Holcomb was going to town (I believe to Savoy). He wanted my dad
to go with him so he could help him load the supplies he was going to buy. He
was going in a wagon that was pulled by his mule. Dad was 13. Willie wanted to
go and I guess it was all right with Grandpa, but Dad did not want him to go
because he knew Willie would be his responsibility, and he was going to be busy
helping his dad.
Phillip married married Martha Crutcher in
1762 in Caroline Co. Virginia. He served
in the Amherst Co. Virginia Militia under Captain William Tucker.
They had 11 children including Nancy Penn who married David Taylor.
In 1990 his will was found in a Clerk's Office in box of
unrecorded & loose papers; Bassett Patrick Co. VA Library;
Probate: Will dated 29 Nov 1802 proved July 1806; copy from
The Will of Philip Penn says:
First my desire and wish is that all my just debts should be
Secondly I bequeath and give to my Sons George, Wilson, & Gabriel,
each one Schilling, also to my Daughters Fanny Flulcher, Lucy Hanna, Milly
Ross, Scintha Sneed, & Nancy Taylor (wife of David Taylor), each one Schilling,
Thirdly I bequeath and give to my Daugther Sall…
Born to Edmond Taylor and Sarah Booking in 1732 in NewKentCounty, Virginia,
James married Elenor Smith in 1737. He and Eleanor had 8 children including David
Taylor who married Nancy Penn (daughter of Phillip Penn and Martha Crutcher) in
James' family tree included, President James Madison and
President Zachary Taylor.
James died in 1805 and his will was probated in 1807:
Patrick Co., VA-Jan Court 1807: In name of God, Amen, I James Taylor of
Patrick Co and State of Virginia being weak in body yet in my pergfect sences
do make Ordain Consititute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in
manner and form following to with, I Will my soul to God who gave it trusting
through the meritorious mediation of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins and
salvation of the same and my body to the ground from whence it was taken to be
decently buried after and according to the direction of my executors herin
after mentioned, fully depending for the resurection fo the same at the …