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Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe

Statesman - Financier - Philanthropist

 

—Born Aug, 4, 1823 - Died April 9, 1893 —

 
Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
1. Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe Marker
Inscription.
Founder and First Intendant (Mayor) of Easley, originally known as Holcombe Town, Jan, 1874. Near this site a Depot was built by him and given to the Railroad. He was the first Depot Agent and Telegraph Operator. In 1846 he became the first Postmaster in this area; he was for many years a Magistrate, a Legislator 1863-64, and a member of the early County Commissioners.
 
Erected 1972 by Holcombe Descendants and Pickens County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 49.75′ N, 82° 36.25′ W. Marker is in Easley, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Old Market Square. Click for map. Marker is located near the Easley Clock Tower in the Old Market Square. Marker is in this post office area: Easley SC 29640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Julien D. Wyatt (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Easley Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Captain Kimberly Hampton (about 700 feet away); Easley, South Carolina (about 700 feet away); Pickensville (approx. 1.2 miles away); Golden Creek Mill
Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
2. Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bowen's Mill (approx. 5.1 miles away); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Soldiers Buried in Carmel Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Easley.
 
More about this marker. The marker was dedicated on June 3, 1972. The address at the marker's unveiling was given by Senator Strom Thurmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Easley, SC. Easley is located in the Northwest corner of the state between Atlanta, Ga. and Charlotte, NC. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Easley, South Carolina. Easley is a city in Anderson and Pickens counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Col. Robert E. Holcombe's Family
Martha Elvira Bowen was born 20 Nov 1846 in Pickens Co., SC. She died 24 Jun 1914 in Greenville, SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC. Martha married Col Robert Elliott Holcombe, son of William Henry Holcombe and Thomasin Earle Briggs, on 7 Aug 1866 in Pickens Co., SC. Robert was born 4 Aug 1823 in Greenville, SC. He died 9 Apr 1893 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC.

1) Justus Minor Holcombe was born 28 Aug 1867 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. He died 26 Feb 1949 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in Easley Cemetery, Pickens Co., SC. Justus married Lida Elizabeth Sheriff, daughter of Exodus Sheriff and Letitia Morgan 'Lettie' Moore, on 18 Dec 1887. Lida was born 22 Sep 1869 in Pickens Co., SC. She died 16 Jul 1950 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in Zion Methodist Church, Pickens Co., SC.

2) Una Stella Holcombe was born 4 Oct 1869 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. She died 17 Apr 1900 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC.

3) Weller Earle Holcombe was born 16 Nov 1871 and died 30 Aug 1950.

4) Daisy Bean Holcombe was born 29 Mar 1874 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. She died 21 Jan 1891 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC.

5) Candace Bertie Holcombe was born 11 Jul 1877 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. She died 3 Jul 1964 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC.

6) Rossie Emilie Holcombe was born 18 Jan 1880 and died 19 May 1963.

7) Bessie Elton Holcombe was born 28 Jan 1882 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. She died 10 Feb 1948 in Columbia, SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC.

8) Major Rolfe Holcombe was born 19 Apr 1884 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. He died 25 Oct 1884 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC.

9) Robert Elliot Holcombe Jr was born 24 Aug 1885 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. He died 17 Jul 1924 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC and was buried in George's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC. Robert married Victorine Holcombe, daughter of Berry C Holcombe and Margaret Rosella Granger.

10) Jolly Roy Holcombe was born 24 Dec 1888 and died 24 May 1963.

11) Martha Jane Thomason Holcombe was born 24 Jul 1891 in Easley, Pickens Co., SC. (Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oldpend/hunt/hung06.htm.)
    — Submitted June 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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