Starksboro Village Meeting House


Starksboro Village Meeting House
Starksboro, Vermont
Founded 1840


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Samuel Darrow Holcomb
1807 - 1880

Cynthia Husted Holcomb
1820 - 1905

Parents of Samuel Darrow HOLCOMB:

Mary (Polly) BUSHNELL b. 23 December 1770 in Connecticut, d. 15 January 1860 in Starksboro, Vermont (daughter of Abraham BUSHNELL). She married Solomon HOLCOMB, 13 November 1791, b. 29 October 1770 in Canaan Connecticut, d. 2 April 1843 in Starksboro, Vermont (son of Timothy HOLCOMB and Abigail ROBBINS).


  1. Harriet HOLCOMB
    b. 9 December 1792 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.
  2. Andre Ensign HOLCOMB
    b July 1794 in Starksboro, Vermont, d. 1888
  3. Lemira HOLCOMB
    b July 1799 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.
  4. Abigail Robbins HOLCOMB
    b. 25 July 1801 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.
  5. Samuel Darrow HOLCOMB
    b. 1 June 1807 in Starksboro, Vermont, d. 28 Feb 1880
  6. Myron Timothy HOLCOMB
    b. 19 November 1809, d.

Parents of Mary (1) and Cynthia (2) HUSTED

Martha ALLEN b. 28 December 1775 in Vermont. She married 19 September 1793 in New York Ezekiel HUSTED, Sr. b. 4 September 1777 in New York, d. 19 April 1858 in Starksboro, Vermont (son of Jethro HUSTED and Rachel BREWER).


  1. Phoebe HUSTED
    b. 21 May 1794, d.

  2. Abraham HUSTED
    b. 2 February 1796, d.

  3. Abigail HUSTED
    b. 20 August 1798, d.

  4. Mary HUSTED
    b. 17 July 1800, d.

  5. Anna HUSTED
    b. 18 July 1802, d.

  6. Allen HUSTED
    b. 27 July 1804 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.

  7. Ezekiel HUSTED
    b. 15 July 1806, d.

  8. Martha HUSTED
    b. 3 February 1808 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.

  9. Mary HUSTED
    b. 18 October 1810, d. 24 November 1836

  10. Myra HUSTED
    b. 23 January 1812, d.

  11. Ezekiel HUSTED
    b. 24 March 1815 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.

  12. Jethro HUSTED
    b. 6 April 1817, d.

  13. Cynthia HUSTED
    b. 20 February 1820, d. 5 January 1905 in Starksboro, Vermont

Mary HUSTED, b. 18 October 1810.  She married Samuel Darrow HOLCOMB, 24 December 1828, b. 1 June 1807 in Starksboro, Vermont, d. 28 Feb 1880.  Mary died 24 November 1836.

Children of Mary HUSTED:

  1. Martha Ann HOLCOMB
    b. 5 December 1829 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.
  2. Louisa Mary HOLCOMB
    b. 24 December 1832 in Vermont, d.

Cynthia HUSTED, b. 20 February 1820.  She married Samuel Darrow HOLCOMB, 30 January 1838, Starksboro, Vermont, b. 1 June 1807 in Starksboro, Vermont, d. 28 Feb 1880.  Cynthia died 5 January 1901.

Children of Cynthia HUSTED:

  1. Samuel W HOLCOMB
    b. 10 May 1840 in Starksboro, Vermont, d.
  2. Henry William HOLCOMB (William H on 1850 census)
    b. 25 December 1841 in Vermont, d.
  3. Ella Elizabeth HOLCOMB
    b. 5 August 1851 in Vermont, d.
  4. Charles Myron HOLCOMB
    b. 20 July 1853, d.

Cynthia Holcomb's birth date of 1831 and date died of 1905 on the Meeting House stained glass window appears to be inconsistent with US Census and other records.

Samuel Holcomb was a farmer throughout his life.

Samuel Holcomb served Addison County as a Vermont State Senator in 1862 - 1863.

In 1884, Cynthia Holcomb gave the large kerosene lamp chandelier that hangs in the sanctuary to the Meeting House. It is still in use today.

Cynthia and Samuel Holcomb had 5 children, 3 still living in 1900.

Cynthia was Samuel Holcomb's second wife. He first married Mary Husted on 24 December 1828, b. 18 October 1810, d. 24 November 1836. Mary Husted was Cynthia's sister

From the History of Addison County, Edited by H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1886, Brief Personals:

Holcomb, Wilbur S., Addison, was born in Starksboro,Addison county, Vt., on May 10, 1840. His parents were S. D. and.Cynthia (Husted) Holcomb. S. D. was born in Starksboro, Vt., on June 1,1807. His father, Solomon Holcomb, was an early settler in Starksboro, Vt., and died there in 1843. S. D. when seventeen years of age settled on the farm which is now the home of his widow and son, where he spent the last of his days. He reared a family of five children to maturity, four of whom are now living. He was a successful farmer and dairyman, and owned at the time of his death 400 acres. He was in early life constable and collector for many years, and represented his town one year before the war, after which he was a member of the State Senate for two years. He was also an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church up to the time of his death, which occurred on February 28, 1880. His widow is still living.

Wilbur S. was educated in the common schools and also in the academy at Hinesburg, and at Fort Edward, N. Y. He taught school one year; was married on February 25, 1867, to Mary E. Livermore, who was born in Hinesburg, Chittenden county, Vt., on February 24, 1845. They have had two children -- Rollin H., who was born on January 2, 1870, and Ella M., who was born on January 27, 1872. After his marriage Wilbur S. spent one year on the homestead, and in the spring of 1868 he removed to Addison, where he purchased the farm on which he now resides, and which formerly belonged to William Hurlburt. The farm when he purchased it consisted of seventy-seven acres, but now contains 170 acres. Wilbur S. has been a successful farmer and stock raiser. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


This information on the Holcomb family is based on Town and State Vital Records, United States Census Rolls, and other information commonly available and is believed to be accurate.  Please forward any questions about this information to the webmaster.


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