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Major Edward COMBS I (aka COOMBES, COOMBS) of Tonoloways was born about 1736.1 He resided in Mar 1766 in Sideling Creek, Cumberland Co, PA.3 He was a Baptist in Mar 1766 in Tonoloways,Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania.3 He resided in 1772 in Bedford Co, PA.4 He was taxed in 1773 in Air Twp., Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.4 He was a County Commissioner between 1773 and 1776 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.4 He was taxed between 1774 and 1776 in Bethel Twp., Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.4 He served in the military between 1776 and 1777 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.4 He was taxed in 1778/79 in Bethel Twp., Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.4 He was recorded in 1783 in Rolling Creek, Nelson Co, KY.1 He was recorded in 1783 in Lead Creek, Nelson Co, KY.1 He appeared on the census in 1784 in Bethel Twp., Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.4 He was taxed in 1785 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1799 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed between 1800 and 1809 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He appeared on the census in 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1811 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed between 1813 and 1818 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1820 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He died on 8 Dec 1820 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.5 He married Rebecca STILLWELL of Tonoloways (daughter of Elias STILLWELL of Tonoloways and Meriam EDDY of Tonoloways) before 1763 in Goodrich Twp, Cumberland Co, Pennyslvania.4 Rebecca STILLWELL of Tonoloways was born about 1744 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania. She died on 25 Dec 1836 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.

Issue of Edward & Rebecca:

  1. Sarah COMBS was born on 23 Jun 1764 in Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania. She died on 25 Mar 1848. She was married (1) Michael(?) CAMPBELL before 1789? She married (2?) Henry EVES on 14 Aug 1804 in NelsonCo, Kentucky.

    Note: While it is known that Sarah m a CAMPBELL, his given name has not yet been documented. There is some confusion as to whether she was the mother of William COMBS who m Mary COMBS in 1821 in Nelson Co, KY. See the Sisson-Coombes-Eves Family Bible Record and Nelson Co, KY records.

  2. Alice "Ailsy" COMBS was born on 20 Mar 1763 in Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania. She died on 4 Dec 1856 in Owen Co, Indiana. She married William TRUAX in 1783 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania.
  3. Benjamin COMBS of Switzerland IN was born between 1765 and 1768.1 He was taxed in 1789 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1800 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1802 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1814 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He appeared on the census in 1820 in Switzerland Co, Indiana.6 He died in 1829 in Switzerland Co, Indiana. He married (1) Elizabeth BROWN on 12 Dec 1799 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 Elizabeth BROWN died before 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky. He married (2) Sally GILMORE of Switzerland IN on 6 Jan 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 Sally (GILMORE) Coombs of Switzerland IN appeared on the census in 1830 and 1840 in Switzerland Co, Indiana.6 She died in Feb 1860 in Switzerland Co, Indiana.6
  4. Rebecca COMBS resided in 1810 in Switzerland Co, Indiana. She died about 1838 in Switzerland Co, Indiana. She married Stillwell HEADY (son of Thomas HEADY and Rebecca STILLWELL) in 1787 in Pennsylvania. Stillwell HEADY died in Oct 1834 in Switzerland Co, Indiana.
  5. Andrew COMBS was born before 1772.1 He was taxed in 1792 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1793 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1794 in Nelson Co, Kentucky. He was taxed in 1795 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1797 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He was taxed in 1799 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 was taxed in 180? in Nelson Co, Kentucky.1 He died before 1819.1 He was married to Mary UNKNOWN of Nelson KY before 1806.1

    Note: The above information may be incorrect as it appears that Andrew, son of John & Alice JOLLY Combs, may have been confused with his first cousin, Andrew, s/o Andrew and Mary (WILKES?) Combs.

SOURCES

  1. Combs &c. Families of Nelson Co, Kentucky
  2. Combs &c. Families of Cumberland PA
  3. Combs &c. Families of The Tonoloways Settlement (Maryland-Pennsylvania)
  4. Combs &c. Families of Bedford Co, PA
  5. Combs &c. Bible Records
  6. Combs &c. Families of Switzerland Co, Indiana

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