Holcombe, Hosea a Baptist minister, was born in Union District, S. C., July 20, 1780. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1800, when he turned his attention to theology, and was licensed the following year. He labored in his native region until 1812, when he went to North Carolina, and finally settled in Jefferson Co., Ala., in the fall of 1818. His ministrations in all these places were eminently successful, and he continued his labors until his death, July 31, 1841. Mr. Holcombe published a Collection of Sacred Hymns (1815): a work on Baptism, entitled A Reply to the Rev. Finis Ewing, of the Cumberland Presbyterian Society (1832): — A Refutation of the Rev. Joshua Lawrence's Patriotic Discourse, or Anti-Mission Principles exposed (1836): — The History of the Alabama Baptists (1840). — Sprague, Annals, 6, 442.