Cuthbert Combs, Sr. (John, Joseph), born bef 1750, Prince William or Stafford Co, VA; died 25 Jun 1815, Clark Co, KY; married bef 1770, probably in Stafford Co, VA, Sarah "Sally" EVANS, b 12 Jul 1752, probably Virginia; died 20 Jul 1816, Clark Co, KY.
Cuthbert's parents, John Combs, Sr. and Seth BULLITT, are documented by the 1785 Stafford Co, VA will of his father, John, and his own 1814 Clark Co, KY will. (See also Combs-Bullitt Connections). His age is based on his having been 20+ years when he married. His birth location is based on his parents having resided in either Prince William or Stafford Cos, VA at time of his birth. His marriage to an EVANS is documented by the Edna F. Hightower Collection. Her given name is documented by his 1814 Clark Co, KY will. Their marriage year is based on their eldest three children having been born by 1772. Their marriage location is based on residence at time of marriage. Cuthbert died between 20 Feb 1814, when he signed his will, and 21 Jul 1815 when it was probated. According to the DAR File of Mildred Combs Stotts, Cuthbert was b abt 1745 and d 25 Jun 1815. Her listed source is "Family records of James Henry Combs and his brother David Sinclair Combs and Bible records," but these have not yet been located (Seeking Same). His death location is based on his having been a resident of Clark Co, KY at the time he signed the will, which was probated in the same county.
Cuthbert may have had the middle name of Bullitt (after his maternal uncle, Cuthbert BULLITT). His son, Cuthbert, Jr. is recorded in Clark Co, KY in 1803 as Cuthbert B. Combs, Jr.; however, the Fayette Co, KY marriage of his daughter, Susan Sarah Combs, shows his signature as Cuthbert T. Combs.
According to the DAR File of Mildred Combs STOTTS, Sarah "Sally" EVANS was born 12 Jul 1752 and d 20 Jul 1816 for Sarah "Sally" EVANS. (See above) Her birth location was probably either Prince William or Stafford Co, VA; however, her ancestry remains unknown (she may have been the aunt of Silas EVANS who married her daughter, Sarah, based on Belle Combs notes in the Edna F. Hightower Collection).
Cuthbert is first found of record on 19 Apr 1762 when he witnessed the Stafford Co, VA will of John RALLS, Jr. (Stafford Co VA WB O:453-455)
Cuthbert and his brother, Benjamin (and probably his brothers, Joseph and Ennis), and his brother-in-law, Marquis CALMES (h/o Elizabeth "Bettie" Combs) were amongst Kentucky's early "corn planters" in the 1770s (Earliest Combs of Kentucky Land Records) although Cuthbert himself remained a resident of Stafford Co, VA until sometime between 1790 and 1795 when he removed to Clark Co, KY (1784-1790 Stafford Co, VA Tax Lists; and 1795 Clark Co, KY Records).
In 1775, Cuthbert and his mother are named in the Fauquier Co, VA will of his maternal uncle, Thomas BULLITE [sic], relative to "lands upon Kankawa [Kanawha] River at the mouth of the Elk,", and the bequest of a horse (See also 1808 Augusta Co, VA Circuit Court Judgements).
In Oct 1781, Cuthbert again appears in the records of neighboring Fauquier Co, VA when he witnessed the will of John PETERS, husband of Elizabeth ASHBY (Cuthbert's first cousin, d/o John and Jane Combs Ashby).
In 1782, Cuthbert does not appear on Stafford personal property tax lists, but in 1783, Clark County records list him as having been a resident of Stafford (Only Cuthbert's father, John, is listed this year, possibly because his sons were in Kentucky, possibly because they held exempt military status).
In 1784 (1783 lists not extant), Cuthbert is listed on Stafford personal property tax lists with 1 white male 21+ (himself), 13 negroes, 1 horse, and 14 head of cattle.
In 1785, Cuthbert appears in the state census of Stafford Co, VA with 11 persons in his household, one dwelling house and one out house. That same year, he is taxed for one white male over 21, (blank) white males 16-21, 5 slaves +16, 8 slaves under 16, 5 horses and 7 head of cattle. 1785 was also the year of Cuthbert's father's death and Cuthbert is named in his will:
17 May - 12 Sep 1785 (Stafford Co VA Book S, pp. 250-252) Will of John Combs of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County.... Item To my son Cuthbert the land he lives on and which were conveyed to him heretofore by me, and also 1/3 part of the slaves devised his Mother and their future increase, after the death of his Mother...
In 1786, Cuthbert appears on Stafford Co, VA Tax Lists tithing only himself as a white male 21+, with no white males 16+, 6 slaves +16, 10 slaves under 16, 5 horses and 7 head of cattle.
On 24 Mar 1787, Cuthbert appears on Stafford Co, VA Tax lists, still the only male over 16 in his household, 6 Blacks +16, 9 blacks -16, 4 horses and 11 head of cattle.
30 May 1788 Stafford Tax List shows Cuthbert with 1 white male over 21 (no 16-21 category), 6 blacks +16, (blank) Blacks +12; and 5 horses (cattle not enumerated this year).
On May 16, 1789, Cuthbert Combs is listed on Stafford Co, VA tax lists with 2 white males age 16+ (no separate enumeration for over 21); 6 blacks +16; (blank) blacks +12; and 7 horses (cattle again not enumerated). The second white male was probably his son, Joseph (thought to have been eldest based on having been listed first among his sons in Cuthbert's 1814 Clark Co, KY will), making Joseph's age 16-17 years (b ca 1772).
On 3 Apr 1790, Cuthbert is again listed on Stafford Co, VA tax lists with 2 males over 16; as well as 6 blacks +16; 1 black +12; and 7 horses. On 13 Sep of that same year, Cuthbert and brothers, Joseph and Fielding, as well as William BOTTS, are ordered to inventory and appraise the estate of William BRIDWELL, deceased. No tax lists are extant for Stafford after 1790 until 1800, by which time Cuthbert had been gone from Stafford for several years (he is first found in Clark Co, KY in 1795 records, but too late, apparently, for the 1795 tax list on which his brother, Benjamin appears, along with unidentified Daniel and Thomas Combs, both of whom may have later resided in Montgomery Co, KY).
In 1800, Cuthbert and brother, Benjamin, as well as a second Benjamin Combs and a John Combs (both probably Cuthbert's sons), are listed on the Clark Co, KY tax list. Cuthbert is found in numerous land records over the ensuing ten years, and in 1810, he appears on the Clark Co, KY census, p. 125: Carthberl [sic] Combs, Sr., 1 male b pre-1765 [Cuthbert]; 1 female b pre-1765 [Sarah]; 1 female b 1765-1784 [Susan Sarah]; and 1 female b 1785-1794 [Sarah, Jr.].
Cuthbert, a resident of Clarke County, signed his will on 20 Feb 1814, naming his wife and twelve children and referring to his mother, Seth (still alive), his father, John, his maternal grandfather, Benjamin BULLITT, and his brother Fielding. Cuthbert was deceased by 21 Jul 1815 when the will was probated:
Last Will and Testament of Cuthbert Combs
(Book 3 Book of Wills, Clark Co., KY)
In the name of God Amen, I Cuthbert Combs of Clarke County &n State of Kentucky being well in health and of sound mind calling into mind the mortality of my body & knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will & testament in the following manner & form.
As Ten of my Children viz. Betsey EDWARDS formerly Betty Combs Joseph Combs Benjamin Combs Polly EVANS formerly Polly Combs John Combs Sythe PAYNE formerly Sythe Combs Susan RICHMAN [sic] formerly Susan Combs Cuthbert Combs Sally EVANS formerly Sally Combs and Nancy PAYNE formerly Nancy Combs have married and received part of my estate. Therefore I desire they should not receive anymore until the death of my wife Sally Combs. But my two sons Fielding Alexander Combs and Evan Ennis Combs I give and bequeath the following real and personal property I give and bequeath to my son Fielding Alexander Combs a Negro boy named James a son to _____ to him and his heirs forever also a bed & furniture a cow and calf thirty barrels of corn and one thousand weight of pork.
Then I give and bequeath to my son Ennis Combs a Negro man as son to Sarah to him and his heirs forever a bed and furniture a horse saddle and bridle a cow and calf thirty barrels of corn and one thousand weight of pork to be received when he attains the age of one and twenty years or before if he marries. Then I gave and bequeath to my two sons Fielding Alexander Combs and Ennis Combs one thousand acres of land lying on Sympsons_re_(?) Creek in Nelson County and adjoining Wm. BRASEAR'S' Preem___ion(?) on the upper end and extending up the creek for quantity to have and to hold to them and there heirs in fee simple. Then I gave and bequeath to my loving wife Sally Combs the use and occupation of all the land with its appurtenances contained within my settlement & preemption(?) on Howard's upper Creek in Clarke County except what I have deeded to Benjamin Combs and Cuthbert Combs William EDWARDS and Christopher DAWSON and after the death of my wife Sally Combs I give and bequeath the last aforesaid tract of land which I loaned to my wife during her life to my two sons Fielding Alexander Combs and Ennis Combs to have and to hold to them and their heirs in fee simple. Then I give and bequeath to my wife Sally Combs during her life the use and hire and their increase Viz. old Dick Old Tom and Sarah his wife little Tom and Nancy children to the said Sarah Willes Charles Vilet(?) Azzy and Frank children to said Nancy Winny George Isaac Betty Allen & Stephen children to the said Winny I also give & bequeath to my wife Sally Combs during her life the use and hire of same negroes and their increase that are coming to me after the death of my mother from a deed made by Benjamin BULLETT to my father John Combs and my mother Seth Combs (as the deed will more fully shew) Then as the title to the negroes I have given to my daughter Nancy PAYNE Viz a Negro boy named Dennis and a Negro girl named Hester is likely to be disputed; also the title to the negroes I have given my daughter Sally EVANS viz. a negroe boy named George and a negro woman named Nellie and her two children is likely to be disputed also the title to a negro boy named Sam whom I have given to my daughter Susannah RICHMOND is likely to be disputed and the title to a negro man named Dick whom I have given to my son Cuthbert Combs is likely to be disputed.
Therefore if either of the aforesaid individuals viz. Nancy PAYNE Sally EVANS Susannah RICHMOND or Cuthbert Combs lose their negroes or any of them by the course of law desire that the same may be purchased and redelivered to their respective owners or that each of the aforesaid individuals may be compensated according to their loss of receiving negroes of equal value from amongst those I have loaned to my wife Sally Combs Then I desire after the death of my wife Sally Combs that all the aforesaid negroes I have loaned her and the increase of said negroes also the money that is coming to me after the death of my mother by a _____(?) of my brother Fielding Combs which money I loaned to my wife Sally Combs during her life may be equally distributed among the following legatees, viz. Betsey EDWARD, Joseph Combs Benjamin Combs Susan RICHMOND Polly EVANS Sythe PAYNE John Combs Cuthbert Combs Sally EVANS Nancy PAYNE Fielding Alexander Combs & Ennis Combs Then I give and bequeath to my wife Sally Combs all of the remainder of my personal property viz. still(?) hogs horses cattle sheep and also all my household kitchen and furniture and plantations utensils viz. wagons ploughs and also all the money I have in possession and due me by bonds and bills notes or accounts to pay my debts and defray the expense of lawsuits.
Lastly I appoint my loving wife Sally Combs executrix and my two sons Fielding Alexander Combs and Tennis [sic] Combs executors of this my last will & testament and do utterly ___(?) and disannul all and everyother former will or testament by me made as witness my hand & seal this twentieth day of February eighteen hundred and fourteen. Cuthbert Combs (seal)
Teste John H(?) Combs
Marquis Calmes TRENTON(?)
at a court held for Clarke County July 21 1815 This last Will and Testament of Cuthbert Combs senr deceased was produced in court and proven according to the law by the oath of Marquis COLMES and William CALMES witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Fielding A Combs one of the executors who made
(Combs Researcher Ken Greenhalgh, <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Notes and Questions:John H. Combs was probably John HARRISON Combs, s/o Cuthbert's brother, Benjamin Combs. Who was the above-named Christopher DAWSON to whom Cuthbert Combs had deeded land on Howard's Upper Creek along with his sons, Benjamin and Cuthbert Combs and his son-in-law William EDWARDS? Could Christopher DAWSON have been somehow kin to RW soldier Jeremiah DAWSON of Hart County, KY whose daughter, Elizabeth, age 47 in 1851, had married a still-unidentified Combs? See also Christopher DAWSON (DORSON) of Stafford Co, VA (neighbor to Cuthbert).
Known Issue of Cuthbert Combs, Sr.
(in the same order they are named in his will)
Elizabeth "Betsey/Betty" Combs (Cuthbert, John, Joseph), born 21 Sep 1770(?), probably in Stafford Co, VA; died 22 Mar 1838, Clark Co, KY(?); married William EDWARDS, born 11 May 1757(?), died ????.
Elizabeth's ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of her father in which she is named "Betsey EDWARDS formerly Betty Combs." No marriage record has been located; however, the Clark Co, KY deed index includes an 1805 entry from Cuthbert Combs, Sr. &c. to William EDWARDS for 170 acres, apparently the same land referenced in Cuthbert's will. Seeking source for undocumented birth and death dates for Elizabeth, and undocumented death date for William EDWARDS. This family has not been actively researched by Combs Research; however, according to the The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA, 1723-1758 and Sundry Historical and Genalogical Notes, Compiled and Published by George Harrison Sanford King Fellow, American Society of Genealogist, Fredericksburg, VA, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1961, the parish register entry of Eleanor WHEELER and William EDWARDS who married 12 Feb 1756 is that of William EDWARDS' parents. King adds in a footnote: "A descendant of this couple [William and Eleanor WHEELER Edwards] sent me the following data: William EDWARDS was born in VA in 1728; died November 9, 1813. He married February 12, 1756 Eleanor WHEELER who was born in MD, 1730; died June 9, 1811 on the Potomac River. Issue: (1) William, born May 11, 1757, married Elizabeth Combs, and moved to Clarke Co. KY; (2) John (September 27, 1759-August 3, 1838) [See Revolutionary Pension #R-3257 for his Bible record]; (3) Richard (June 25, 1762-1783); (4) George Rumney born January 11, 1763; (5) Theresa, born November 25, 1773; (6) Thomas Wheeler Edwards born October 27, 1776 and moved to KY about 1800."
According to The Combes Genealogy…, their children were: Cuthbert; Sarah W., m Spencer, son of Gen. Marquis CALMES, Thomas; Vastiti, m. Chas. BOHANNON; Lucy Ann, m. Argolon PRICE; Leanna, m. Willis ROLAND; and Theresa, m. John GARRETT (not researched).
Question: Was Cuthbert EDWARDS the same who m 7 Mar 1816, Green Co, KY, Ann R. CHAPMAN? Was Thomas EDWARDS the same who m 25 Aug 1831, Clark Co, KY, Nancy Combs, s/o Joseph and Susannah CLARK Combs (brother of Elizabeth Combs Edward)? See Clark Co, KY records for more re this family.
Joseph's ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of his father. His est. birth year is based on Stafford Co, VA tax lists. He is not on the 1800 Clark Co, KY tax list, and it is not known where he was residing at this time. In 1801, Joseph and Susanna sold l50 acres of land to John FISHBACK (Clark Co, KY deed index, possibly land from his father). In 1803, he was security for the Clark Co, KY marriage of his brother, Cuthbert B. Combs, Jr., and in 1805 is again listed in a Clark Co, KY deed from Cuthbert Combs, Sr. &c. to Joseph Combs, 690 acres of land (See Clark Co, KY records re suit in regard to this land). In 1810, Joseph is listed on the Clark Co, KY Census, with both he and Susannah born 1765 - 1784 (her birth year range adjusted to 1776-1784 since she was under age at time of her marriage). Also in their census household were:
1 m b 1795-1800 (John H., adj. to 1798-1800 based on marriage date)
1 f b 1795-1800 (ditto)
3 m b 1800-1810
2 f b 1800-1810
In 1812, Joseph witnessed the Clark Co, KY marriage bond of his sister and brother-in-law, Silas and Sarah Combs Evans, and between this time and 1820 recorded in additional Clark Co, KY land records. In 1820, he was on the Clark Co, KY Census with Joseph listed as b pre-1774 (the oldest male age category) and his wife listed as 1775-1794 (adj. to 1776-1784 per above). . Also in their census household were:
1 male 18-26 (1795-1802)
1 male 16-18 (1802-1804)
1 f 16-26 (1795-1804)
3 m 10-16 (1805-1810)
1 f 10-16 (1805-1810)
2 m -10 (1811-1820)
2 f -10 (1811-1820)
A Joseph R. Combs is listed on the 1830 Clark Co, KY census index, but not yet transcribed. In Aug 1831, Joseph consented to the Clark Co, KY marriage of his daughter, Nancy, to Thomas EDWARDS. No Joseph Combs is listed on the 1840 Clark Co, KY Census index, but in 1842, Joseph and wife Susan, plus sons Fielding A. Jr., William E., h/o Nancy, and James H., mortgaged 650 acres in Clark Co, KY, the result of a debt to various in-laws (see Clark Co, KY records). A Clark County petition for foreclosure filed on 8 Jul 1842 disclosed that Joseph had died intestate in Jun of that year leaving "his widow, Susan, twelve children and three grandchildren, issue of a deceased daughter." The thirteen children of Joseph and Susan are documented by both the referenced suit and Clark Co, KY DB 31: 156 as Rodney W. Combs, Fielding A. Combs Jr., William E. Combs, Joseph Combs, Jr., James H. Combs, Francis Combs, Mary B. Combs, John H. Combs, Robert Combs, Elizabeth Combs, Nancy [Combs] Edwards, Maria [Combs] Caldwell, and Sally [Combs] Ewing, dec'd."
Ed. Note: Much additional information has been collected in regard to Joseph's family. See Clark Co, KY records and links pending completion of a Combs Research Report.
Benjamin B.'s ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of his father. His full name was probably Benjamin Bullitt Combs after his maternal grandfather. His sisters, Sytha and Nancy, married siblings of Elizabeth "Betsy" PAYNE. See Combs-Payne Connections for more re all three of these families.
Mary "Polly" Combs (Cuthbert, John, Joseph), b pre-1777 (no marriage consent), probably in Stafford Co, VA; married (1) 17 Aug, 1797, Clark Co, KY, John BAKER; and (2) 12 Jun 1804, Clark Co, KY, Peter EVANS, Jr.
The ancestry of Mary "Polly" is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of her father in which she is named "Polly EVANS formerly Polly Combs." Both marriages are recorded in Clark Co, KY, and her first marriage is further documented by both Clark Co, KY records and the Madison Co, KY biography of her grandson, G. W. EVANS. The relationship of Peter to other Combs-Evans families not known. This family not yet actively researched.
John's ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of his father. His and Betsy's birth and death dates are from the DAR File of Mildred Combs Stotts, which adds that both were buried at Montrose, Henry Co, MO w/her sources listed as "Family records of James Henry Combs and his brother David Sinclair Combs and Bible records" (Seeking copies of same). John's Johnson Co, MO will (dated 11 Feb 1842, prob. 26 Jan 1843) names his wife, Betsey B. and [son] Richard C. Combs as co-executors (Betsey B. relinquished rights to administer and Richard C.'s security was Betsey B., Elizabeth, Sarah A. F., Mariah B. and Francis B. Combs). His will named as heirs his grandchildren: Elizabeth B. Combs, Almira A. Combs, James H. Combs, John W. Combs, David S. Combs [sons of his deceased son, David Bullock Combs]; sons: Richard C. Combs and James E. Combs; daughters: Elizabeth E. Combs, Sarah A.T. [sic] Combs, Mariah B. Combs and Frances Combs; and wife; Betsey B. Combs. David Bullock Combs had predeceased his father, dying intestate, also in Johnson Co, MO. According to A Supplement to Pamunkey Neighbors, The BURRUS Family, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, VA, David B. was born 23 Oct 1806, d 26 Sep 1841, m Rebecca Massie BURRUS, b 19 Jun 1814, d 30 Dec 1891 (See their 1833 Christian Co, KY marriage record). The source for these dates and others is apparently the same as that of Mrs. Stotts. See Johnson Co, MO for more re these families, and the children of John and Betsey B.
Sythe's ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of her father in which she is named "Sythe PAYNE formerly Sythe Combs." Her name was probably a.k.a. Seth and she the namesake of her maternal grandmother, Seth BULLITT. William Henry and Nancy both drowned while moving from Christian Co, KY to Boone MO. Her brother, Benjamin B., and sister, Nancy, married siblings of William Henry PAYNE. See Combs-Payne Connections for more re all three of their families and references to the drowning in the Edna F. Hightower Collection.
Susan Sarah's ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of her father in which she is erroneously recorded as "Susan RICHMAN [sic] formerly Susan Combs." That RICHMAN is an error is documented by her Fayette Co, KY marriage, which includes a parental consent signed by her father, and is witnessed by her brother, Fielding Alexander. The birth year, location and ancestry of her husband were provided by Combs Researcher Sharlene Gunzburg.
Cuthbert B. Combs, Jr. (Cuthbert, John, Joseph), born 8 Mar 1783, probably in Stafford Co, VA; d 25 Sep 1853, Clark Co, KY; m (1) 13 Jun 1803, Clark Co, KY, Sally DANIEL (img 1 & 2), b 26 Feb 1782, d 12 Dec 1839, Clark Co, KY; m (2) 24 Jun 1840, Clark Co, KY, Fanny G. Combs, b ca 1787, probably in Stafford Co, VA; d aft 1850, probably in Clark Co, KY(?).
Cuthbert B.'s ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of his father. Both of his marriages are recorded in Clark County, and he is listed on Clark Co, KY census enumerations from 1820-1850. His second wife, Fanny G., was his first cousin, d/o Joseph and Mary PRITCHETT Combs III, and widow of James W. FRANKLIN (Clark Co, KY and Stafford Co, VA Records, including a marriage contract).
Important! Seeking source for birth and death date records for Cuthbert & Sallie DANIEL Combs (cemetery? bible? family?). In addition to applicable Combs Counties of Record (the above-noted Clark and Stafford plus Powell and Madison Cos, KY; Boone and Callaway Cos, MO; Morton Co, KS; and Kay Co, OK.
The ancestry of Sarah "Sally" is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of her father in which she is named "Sally EVANS formerly Sally Combs" as well as Clark and Lafayette Co records and the Edna F. Hightower Collection. Silas and Sally had no children of their own, but raised Ennis Combs (s/o her brother, Evan Ennis and his wife, Mary Sydnor HINDE) following the death of his mother and per the instructions in his father's will which specified that his "son, Ennis Combs to live with Silas EVANS who has raised him this far until he is 21 years of age." In 1850, young Ennis is in the Lafayette Co, MO household of Silas and Sally, and in 1860, Sally is in the Lafayette Co, MO household of young Ennis and his wife, Sarah WADDELL Callaway. In 1850, she was listed as age 64, b in VA; and in 1860 as age 74, b KY (she was probably b in Stafford Co, VA since that was the residence of her father at the time of her birth). According to Belle Combs (Edna F. Hightower Collection), Sally married "her own cousin," thus it is possible that Silas EVANS' father was brother to her mother (not researched).
Nancy's ancestry is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of her father in which she is named "Nancy PAYNE formerly Nancy Combs " and other Clark Co, KY records. Her brother, Benjamin B., and sister, Sythe, married siblings of William Henry PAYNE. See Combs-Payne Connections for more re all three of their families.
Fielding Alexander Combs (Cuthbert, John, Joseph) (incomplete - seeking documentation)
The ancestry of Fielding Alexander is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of his father who notes that he was still unmarried at this time. Fielding Alexander was not in his father's 1810 Clark Co, KY census household, but appears in Clark Co, KY deeds beginning in 1815 through 1820. On 29 Jul 1812, he was co-security for the Fayette Co, KY marriage bond of Richard HICKMAN to his sister, Susan Sarah Combs; and On 17 Apr 1817 he may have been the Fielding who was security for the Clark Co, KY marriage bond of his brother, Evan Ennis. He has not yet been found in the 1820 census, but had apparently married by 1823 per the Clark Co, KY Deed Index entries (19:105 and 20:30) and was involved in the settlement of his father's estate according to Clark WB5:328. In 1825, the Clark Co, KY deed index includes two entries for a Fielding A. Combs, one to the Baptist Providence Church and the other to Benjamin ALLEN (possibly the same who was father of Rebecca ALLEN who m 28 Feb 1820, Cuthbert C. "Cud" Combs, s/o Fielding A.'s brother, Benjamin Bullitt & Elizabeth "Betsy" PAYNE Combs). He has not been located on the 1830 census yet, but on 25 Oct 1838 one Fielding A. Combs, guardian of Mary C. Combs, consented to her marriage to Fielding A. Combs, Jr. The latter was apparently the s/o Joseph and Susannah CLARK Combs, and according to The Combes Genealogy… (no source), Mary C. was the d/o John Harrison Combs (s/o Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs) and his wife, Sophia B (Bullock?) Combs (d/o Joseph and Mary PRITCHETT Combs III). Due to a surfeit of Fielding Combs among the descendants of John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr., it has been difficult to segregate the various Fielding Combs, but Fielding Alexander Combs, Sr. apparently always used his middle initial, thus not known if he might have been the Fielding Combs of the 1840 Clark Co, KY Census (not yet transcribed).
The ancestry of Evan Ennis is documented by the 1814, Clark Co, KY will of his father (who notes that Ennis was still unmarried at this time) as well as later Clark Co, KY deeds. Ennis is missing from his father's 1810 Clark Co, KY Census Household, and other than estate and deed records is not next found recorded until his marriage to Mary Sydnor (Fielding Combs, possibly his brother, his security). He is listed on the 1820-1840 census in Montgomery Co, KY, but shortly thereafter removed to MO where he was in Saline Co, MO by 1844 (The Septimus Scholl Letters), and in Jackson Co, MO in 1847 (probably by 1845 based on marriage location of his daughter Susan E.). His first wife, Mary Sydnor died aft the birth of their youngest child, Evan Ennis Combs, Jr., b 16 Sep 1837, and Evan Ennis, Sr. had remarried to Susan N. (CATLETT?) before signing his Lafayette Co, MO will dated 25 Jul 1848, proved 10 Jul 1849, naming his wife and all children (Ennis' death date and some other birth-marriage-death dates for his children are documented by the Combs-Prewitt Family Bible) His second marriage appears to have been without issue and children from the first marriage were: Dr. Edward Mark Combs (m Louise E. BUTLER); Sarah Elizabeth (m Thomas Burke STEVENSON); John Cuthbert Combs (m Harriet F. SHORTREDGE); Mary Ann Combs (m Augustine B CALDWELL); Silas Evans Combs (m Martha Jane PREWITT); Fielding Alexander Combs Jr. (m Elizabeth F. CARTHRAE ); Caroline "Dolly" Combs (m Horace HAWES); Susannah E. "Susan" Combs (m Howard MATTHEWS); James H. Combs (m Anna Elizabeth MARSHALL); and Evan Ennis Combs Jr. (m Sarah Waddell CALLAWAY)
DAR File of Mildred Combs Stotts, Coos Bay, Oregon; DAR National Number 351883; Application verified and approved Feb 26, 1971 for John Combs (transcribed by Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas & later generations annotated by Combs Research)
Ed. Note: Sources for specific birth, death and marriage dates are listed as "Family records of James Henry Combs and his brother David Sinclair Combs and Bible records." Combs Research is seeking copies of same, particularly since specific sources for specific dates remain unknown.
John Combs b c.1725 Prince William Co., VA; d after 5-11 1785 Stafford Co. VA; m. 1743 Seth BULLITT (Setha, Sytha) b. 1728 Fauquier Co., VA; d. Clark Co. Kentucky 1820
Ed. Note: Prince William was not established from Stafford and King George Cos, VA until 1730-1. John Combs, Sr. was probably b in Stafford based on that having been his father's residence at the time. Fauquier was not established until 1759 (from Prince William). It is not yet known where Benjamin BULLITT (father of Seth) resided at that time (He is not found in either Stafford or King George Records, and may still have been in Charles Co, MD). See Combs-Bullitt Connections.
Cuthbert Combs b.c. 1745 Fauquier or Stafford Co., VA; d. 6 25-1815 Clark Co. KY; m. ca 1768 Sally (Sarah) Evans; b. 7-12-1752 Fauquier Co. VA; d. 7-20-1816 Clark Co. KY
John Combs b. 9-11-1777 Stafford Co. VA; d. 1-6-1843 & Buried at Montrose, Henry Co., MO; m. 12-12-1805 Betsy Bingham BULLOCK; b. 3-10-1787 Clark Co. KY; d & buried Montrose Henry Co., MO 3-25-1860
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