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John COMBS I (aka COOMBS) of Tonoloways was born between 1730 and 1736. He resided Sep 1756 at Fort Coombs, Tonoloways Settlement in then Cumberland Co, PA. 1 He was taxed in 1762 in Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania.2 He was taxed in 1779 in Bethel Twp., Bedford Co, Pennsylvania.3 He was taxed in 1785 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 He died in 1801 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 He married before 1760 Alice JOLLY (daughter of Samuel JOLLY and Letitia NELSON of Tonoloways).5 Alice JOLLY was born before 1747. She was taxed in 1805 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 She probably died in Nelson Co., Kentucky.4

Issue of John and Alice:

  1. Sarah COMBS was born on 7 Feb 1760.5 She died on 8 Aug 1828 in Loudoun Co, Virginia.5 She was married to Thomas FOUCH of Loudoun VA (son of Unknown FOUCH) on 8 Jun 1779 in Loudoun Co, Virginia.6,3,5 Thomas FOUCH of Loudoun VA was born on 22 Jul 1755.5 He died on 27 Jul 1828 in Loudoun Co, Virginia.5
  2. Lettice COMBS was born before 1800. She was married to William HARROD of Nelson KY.7
  3. Alice "Elce" COMBS was born between 1778 and 1785 in (of) Nelson Co, Kentucky. She was a Baptist. She was marriedto Samuel HERRON of Nelson KY (son of Unknown HERRON) on 5 Apr 1798 in Nelson Co, Kentucky. Samuel HERRON of Nelson KY was born before 1778.
  4. Edward COMBS Jr. was born before 1766 in Virginia.8 He was taxed between 1799 and 1804 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 He died in 1804/5 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 He was also known as Edward COOMBS.4,3 He was married to Rebecca WINK of Bedford PA (daughter of Jacob WINK) before 1786. Rebecca WINK of Bedford PA was born between 1765 and 1770 in Virginia.9,4 She was taxed in 1805 in Simpson's Creek, Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 She was taxed between 1808 and 1814 in Simpson's Creek, Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 She appeared on the census in 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 She was taxed between 1815 and 1817 in Jacks Creek, Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 She was taxed in 1818 in Simpson's Creek, Nelson Co., Kentucky.4 She died in 1828 in Licking Creek Twp., Bedford Co., Pennsylvania.10 She died on 13 Mar 1842 in Kentucky.11
  5. Nelson COMBS was born between 1765 and 1784.4 He was taxed in 1789 in Georges Twp., Fayette Co, Pennsylvania.12 He appeared on the census in 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 He died in 1838 in Nelson Co, Kentucky. He was married to Hannah GLOVER of Nelson Co., KY, before 1780. Hannah GLOVER of Nelson Co., KY, was born between 1765 and 1784.4 She appeared on the census in 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4
  6. John COMBS II was born in 1777 in Pennsylvania.13 He appeared on the census in 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 He resided in 1835 in Boone Co, Indiana.13 He died in 1845 in Boone Co, Indiana.13 He was buried in Dale Cem, Boone Co, Indiana.13 He was married to Catherine LEMMON of Nelson KY on 5 Apr 1800 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4,13 Catherine LEMMON of Nelson KY was born between 1765 and 1784.4 She appeared on the census in 1810 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 She died in 1847 in Boone Co, Indiana.
  7. Joseph COMBS was born about 1770 in Pennsylvania.14 He appeared on the census in 1820 in Clark Co, Indiana.15 He appeared on the census in 1850 in Parke Co, Indiana.14 He died after 1850 in (of) Parke Co, Indiana. He was married to Rachel HERRON of Nelson KY (daughter of Unknown HERRON) on 20 Mar 1798 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.4 Rachel HERRON of Nelson KY was born before 1784 in Kentucky. She died in 1849 in (probably Parke Co) Indiana.16
  8. Asa COMBS was born on 26 Nov 1770 in Tonoloways, Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania.17 He died on 7 Oct 1807 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.17,4 He was also known as Asa COOMBS.17 He married (1) Sarah GRAY of Nelson, KY (daughter of Darkford GRAY) on 23 Dec 1794 in Nelson Co, Kentucky.17,4 He married(2) Zilpha HACKLEY of Nelson KY (daughter of Francis HACKLEY and Fanny LIGHTFOOT) on 1 Nov 1798 in Franklin Co, Kentucky.17,18 She was also known as Zelpha HACKLEY. Zilpha HACKLEY of Nelson KY was born on 26 Jan 1775.17 Asa was mentioned in his father's will along with his brother Samuel as having previously been given his portion. On 10 Sep 1803 Asa Coombs and Zilpha his wife of Hardin along with Samuel Coombs and Rachel his wife of Green Co., KY sold land to Adin Coombs in Hardin Co.,KY. 21 Zilpha appeared on the census in 1830 and 1850 in Anderson Co, Kentucky.19 See land record of 9 June 1839 in Hardin Co., KY of Zelpha Coombs of Anderson Co., IN and her son John in Hardin Co., KY.21 She died on 17 Oct. 1870.17
  9. Samuel COMBS was born by 1780 as he was listed as over 21 on the 1801 Tax List of Green Co., KY. He was mentioned in his father's will as having previously been given his portion.4 He married first Rachel Grayme 5 Jan 1801 in Green Co., KY, and secondly Jane Nash 15 October 1804 in Green Co., KY.20 On 10 Sep 1803 Samuel Coombs and Rachel his wife of Green Co., KY along with Asa Coombs and Zilpha his wife of Hardin sold land to Adin Coombs in Hardin Co.,KY.21 On Sep 1831 Samuel Combs filed an inventory as guardian of the children of James Nash. Archibald Ratiff is the new guardian of the children of James Nash and acknowledged recipt of children't inheritance from Samuel Combs.20

SOURCES

  1. Combs &c. Families of The Tonoloways Settlement (Maryland-Pennsylvania)
  2. Combs &c. Families of Cumberland PA
  3. Bedford Co, PA Records
  4. Combs &c. Families of Nelson Co, Kentucky
  5. Coombs-Fouch Family Bible Records
  6. Combs &c. Families of Loudoun Co, Virginia
  7. Marriage Not Documented.
  8. Combs &c. Families of Muhlenberg Co, KY
  9. Combs &c. Families of Christian Co, KY
  10. Death Not Documented.
  11. Researcher Tom Combs (source not stated)
  12. Combs&c. Families of Fayette Co, PA
  13. Combs &c. Families of Boone Co, Indiana
  14. Combs &c. Families of Parke Co, Indiana
  15. Combs &c. of Clark Co, Indiana
  16. Combs &c. Families of Lawrence Co, Indiana
  17. Combs &c. Bible Records
  18. Combs &c. Families of Franklin Co, KY
  19. Combs &c. Families of Anderson Co, KY
  20. Combs &c. Families of Green Co., KY
  21. Combs &c. Families of Hardin Co., KY

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