1414. Alexander Henry Holcombe was born on 1 June 1821 in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery, PA. He appeared in the census in 1860 at a hotel in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ. He died on 9 April 1886 at the age of 64. Alexander was a merchant, lawyer, Judge Advocate in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery, PA. He was elected as Mayor in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ. He was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ. Alexander served in the military Brigade Colonel on staff of Gov. of NJ. Civil War in Union Army. He attended the first Holcombe Reunion, Leroy, PA, Oct 9, 1879.
About the mansion that he built on the corner of Union and York Streets, Lambertville in 1871.
The mansion is still in use and historically important, as attested to in the Internet listing as follows:
A. H. Holcombe House / Lambertville City Hall
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award:$40,500 (2001); $486,180 (2005)
Grant Recipient:City of Lambertville
This elegant Second Empire-style stone house was constructed in 1871 for the Holcombe family, descendants of Lambertville’s first settler, farmer and landowner. The house stands in testimony to the growth and prosperity that Lambertville experienced
in the latter half of the 1800s, due to its proximity to the canal, railroad and local industries. Used as a social club in the early 20th century, the building has been home to city offices since 1950.
Alexander Henry Holcombe and Malvina Kay Mentz were married on 11 April 1867. They appeared in the census in 1870 in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ. Malvina Kay Mentz was born on 28 June 1839. She died on 4 December 1906 at the age of 67.
Alexander Henry Holcombe-7438 and Malvina Kay Mentz-11539 had the following children:
|Frederick Holcombe was born on 10 March 1868 in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ.|
|Elizabeth Tazewell "Bessie" Holcombe was born on 29 June 1869 in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ.|
|William Emley Holcombe was born on 17 September 1871 in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ.|
|Alexander Henry Holcombe was born on 15 August 1873 in New Jersey.|
|Malvina Marguerite Holcombe was born on 31 March 1876 in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ.|
|Emley Mentz Holcombe was born on 29 May 1879 in Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJ.|