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American Revolutionary War Patriot
Levi Holcomb (1763-c.1854) was born in Granby, Connecticut on January 15, 1763. At the age of 16 or 17, Holcomb enlisted in Granby in September of 1779 or 1780 as a substitute for his brother, Enos. Levi served for two months in Captain Phelps's Company on garrison duty at Stratford. In 1781 Holcomb again enlisted as a substitute, this for his brother Ezra, who had been drafted for six months. Levi served he six-month enlistment in Captain Elijah Owen's Company at the Simsbury Mines guarding British prisoners. He received his discharge and at once enlisted in Captain Granger's Company of Colonel Samuel Canfield's Regiment for a period of thirteen months. During the final period of service Holcomb was stationed at Stratford, Connecticut.
After the war, Levi Holcomb lived in New York and Pennsylvania. Holcomb moved to Wisconsin Territory where he died in Dodge County around 1854. Levi is buried in Burnett Corners Cemetery, Section 20, Town of Burnett Corners, Dodge County, Wisconsin. His grave is located just inside the on the immediate right. The grave is marked by an horizontal stone government marker. The cemetery is located by taking US Highway 151 north from Madison to Highway 33 at Beaver Dam. Go east on 33 to Highway 26, than north on 26, which becomes County A. Then take County A east about two and one-half miles to Burnett Corners. The cemetery is on the left just before the settlement.
GPS coordinates -- N43.49428°; W088.74270°
(Portions reprinted from Solders of the American Revolution Buried in Wisconsin by Robert G. Carroon, who was Curator of Research Collections for the Milwaukee Country Historical Society in 1975.)