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THE COOMBS OF MAINE


Descendants of Peter2 and Joanna (Hodgkins) Coombs

The Third Generation and their Children of the Fourth – descendants of Peter2 & Joanna Hodgkins

George3 [Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, probably born in Gloucester, MA; married Abigail Berry, a cousin.

Children of George3 and Abigail (Berry) Coombs:111

Capt. Peter3 [Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, probably born in Gloucester, MA, removed with his father to Brunswick, ME. Later, Capt. Peter3 Coombs came to Islesborough, ME, in 1784 or 1785 from Brunswick. He settled at Sabbath–Day Harbor. He sold his land to Mighill Parker on 1 Aug 1791 and returned to Brunswick.112

Possible children of Peter3 Coombs:

Caleb3 [Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, probably born in Gloucester, MA, removed with his father to Brunswick, ME.

Possible child of Caleb3 Coombs:

Anthony3 [Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, possible son of Peter2 and Johanna (Hodgkins) Coombs, born May, 1739, at Dorchester, who married Mary (Mercy) Snow, daughter of Deacon Isaac Snow, Sr. of Harpswell, died in 1818 (a Revolutionary War soldier).116


The Fourth Generation and their Children of the Fifth – descendants of Peter2 & Joanna Hodgkins.

Asa4 [George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married _____ Thomas. By occupation a blacksmith and farmer, and served in the Revolutionary War.

Children of Asa4 and _____ (Thomas) Coombs:117

The order of birth is not certain.

Lieut. Joseph4 [George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 10 Mar 1752, at Brunswick, ME; married 6 Jun 1776 to Elizabeth Gamble.

Children of Lieut. Joseph4 and Elizabeth (Gamble) Coombs:118

Hosea4 [Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, brother of Fields Coombs, from Brunswick, ME, settled next to lot below Sabbath–Day Harbor. Married 1st Elizabeth Page of Bath, ME, 25 Sep 1782 (or Mary Page), daughter or sister of Rev. Solomon Page, minister at Bath, about 1762; married 2nd Judith Buckmore, of Newport (neè Maddocks), 11 Sep 1813.

Children of Hosea4 and Judith (Buckmore) Coombs, probably:119

Fields4 [Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, brother of Hosea from Brunswick, ME. He was the first town clerk, in 1789. He married 1st Phebe Holbrook; she died 9 Jan 1801; 2nd Martha Veazie. “I supposed this to be the same man. Children, probably:”120

Children of Fields4 and Phebe (Holbrook) Coombs:121

Children of Fields4 and Martha (Veazie) Coombs:122


The Fifth Generation and their Children of the Sixth– descendants of Peter2 & Joanna Hodgkins.

Capt. Archibald5 [Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] G. Coombs, born 4 June 1777; married Nancy Mingerson 28 Mar 1798; died 28 Oct 1818. Resided at South Thomaston, and was lost at sea with the sloop “Asa.”

Children of Capt. Archibald5 G. and Nancy (Mingerson) Coombs:123

Col. George5 [Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 19 Dec 1783 or 1785; married 19 Nov 1808, Rebecca, daughter of Dr. Oliver Mann of Castine, ME.

Children of Col. George5 and Rebecca (Mann) Coombs:124

Asa5 [Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 28 Aug 1796; married 23 Dec 1823, Lucretia Mann. Resided at South Thomaston, ME; was a farmer, trader, lighthouse–keeper, etc.

Children of Asa5 and Lucretia (Mann) Coombs:125

John5 [Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Asa Coombs, born 15 Mar 1805, at Brunswick, ME; married Olive Pratt, 28 Dec 1830. Lived on the old home place at New Meadows, ME, and was a great temperance worker.

Children of John5 Asa and Olive (Pratt) Coombs:126

America5 [Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Brewster Coombs, married Lucy A. Winslow.

Children of America5 Brewster and Lucy A. (Winslow) Coombs:127

Capt. Fields5 [Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married Betsey Ames, 26 Dec 1814. He died 2 May 1848, aged 62 years and 4 months. She died 15 Aug 1865, aged 79 years 5 months.

Children of Capt. Fields5 and Betsey (Ames) Coombs:128

Solomon5 [Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Page Coombs, married 4 Nov 1824 to Abigail Pendleton. He lived on the lot next below the Ryder lot, at Sabbath–Day Harbor. His son, Solomon P. Coombs, Jr., had the old homestead, which has now upon it several summer cottages. Mr. Coombs died 22 Feb 1873; his widow died 2 Sep 1879.

Children of Solomon5 Page and Abigail (Pendleton) Coombs:129

Sampson5 [Fields,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 27 Sep 1806; married Experience Whitman, 16 May 1832; died 11 Jan 1851.

Children of Sampson5 and Experience (Whitman) Coombs:130

Thatcher5 [Fields,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 25 March 1808; married Elnora Philbrook. Widow died 16 Sep 1864.

Children of Thatcher5 and Elnora (Philbrook) Coombs:131

Jarius5 [Fields,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 17 Feb 1815; married Statira Lane; died 25 Apr 1882. His wife died in 1892.

Children of Jarius5 and Statira (Lane) Coombs:132


The Sixth Generation and their Children of the Seventh – descendants of Peter2 & Joanna Hodgkins.

George6 [Capt. Archibald G.,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] W. Coombs, born 7 June 1800; married Elsie Haskell. Resided at South Thomaston, ME. Occupation: farmer.

Children of George6 W. and Elsie (Haskell) Coombs:133

Capt. John6 [Capt. Archibald G.,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] M. Coombs, born 3 Sep 1809; married 1st 17 Aug 1837, Almeda Litchfield; 2nd 29 Sep 1845, Matilda P. Litchfield. Resided at South Thomaston, ME, and died “out South.”

Children of Capt. John6 M. and Almeda (Litchfield) Coombs:134

Hezekiah6 [Col. George,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] P. Coombs, born 1 Sep 1813; married 14 Aug 1842, Lucinda Spofford; died 28 Apr 1853. Began to learn printer’s trade at Thomaston in 1828. Went on a whaling voyage. Resided at Thomaston, ME, and was publisher of “The Recorder,” register of deeds, etc.

Child of Hezekiah6 P. and Lucinda (Spofford) Coombs:135

Archibald6 [Col. George,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] G. Coombs, born 22 Dec 1818; married 24 Jul 1839, Harriet Kelloch.

Children of Archibald6 G. and Harriet (Kelloch) Coombs:136

Asa6 [Asa,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] F. Coombs, born 17 Aug 1825, at South Thomaston, ME; married 24 Dec 1863, Iraett Gillman Sweetland. Resided at San Francisco, CA, 1851–1853; at South Thomaston 1853; now (1913) at Stone Mountain, GA. Occupation: carpenter.

Children of Asa6 F. and Iraett (Sweetland) Coombs:137

Thomas6 [Asa,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] P. Coombs, born 8 Nov 1836. Resided at South Thomaston, ME. Occupation: stone–cutter.

Children of Thomas6 P. Coombs:138

Consider6 [John,5 Asa, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Thomas Coombs, born 20 Oct 1834; married Emily H. Appleby, 20 Jun 1869; died 28 July 1893.

Children of Consider6 Thomas and Emily H. (Appleby) Coombs:139

William6 [John,5 Asa, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Asa Coombs, born 1839, at East Brunswick, ME; married 1st 22 Jul 1860, Mary Getchell and married 2nd _____ Chase. Resided at Foxboro, MA. Occupation: contracting mason.

Children of William6 Asa and Mary (Getchell) Coombs:140

Sarah6 [John,5 Asa, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married Oscar Norris.

Child of Sarah6 (Coombs) and Oscar Norris:141

Charles6 [American,5 Brewster, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Albert Coombs, born 17 Oct 1836, at Brunswick, ME; married 29 Jul 1866, Mary E. Corwin. Resided at 870 Washington Street, Bath, ME; occupation railroad superintendent and manager; now (1913) retired. Enlisted, April 1861, in the military service of the United States; wounded 1 June 1862, at the battle of Fair Oaks; was taken to Davis Island, NY, and discharged 27 Jan 1863.

Children of Charles6 Albert and Mary E. (Corwin) Coombs:142

Otis6 [Capt. Fields,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] F. Coombs, born 22 Feb 1821; married 4 Feb 1844 to Angelia Veazie; died 19 Dec 1877. She died in 1891. He represented the town in the Legislature, and was the first master of Island Lodge of Free Masons. He was postmaster, town clerk, and died on board his vessel, the brig Caroline Eddy, in the Mediterranean Sea, 19 Dec 1877, and was buried in Islesborough with Masonic rites.

Children of Otis6 F. and Angelia (Veazie) Coombs:143

Lincoln6 [Capt. Fields,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married Louisa Farnsworth, daughter of Arthur Farnsworth. She was born 3 Oct 1833. He died 3 Apr 1892, from apoplexy at the age of 61 years (?). He had been a local sea captain for nearly forty years. He commanded a vessel at the time he was twenty, and through his long seafaring career had charge of many vessels, in nearly all of which he went on foreign voyages.

Children of Lincoln6 and Louisa (Farnsworth) Coombs:144

John6 [Solomon P.,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Monroe Coombs, born 28 Jul 1825; died 17 Jun 1875. Married 1st Lucy Wyman on 22 Mar 1851 and 2nd Jane Small on 24 Jun 1866; Jane died 15 Jun 1873.

Children of John6 Monroe and Lucy (Wyman) Coombs:145

Children of John6 Monroe and Jane (Small) Coombs:146


The Seventh Generation and their Children of the Eighth – descendants of Peter2 & Joanna Hodgkins.

Mingerson7 [Archibald G.,6 Col. George,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 1845, at South Thomaston, ME; married 1882, Nellie Rowell. Resided at Laporte county, IN, 1857–1869; Benton Harbor, MI, 1869–1873; Valley, NE, 1837–1913. Resided in Ord, NE. Occupation: merchant.

Children of Mingerson7 and Nellie (Rowell) Coombs:147

Lucretia7 [Thomas,6 P., Asa,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] May Coombs, born 28 Jan 1876; married 16 Oct 1907, William J. Thayer.

Child of William J. and Lucretia7 May (Coombs) Thayer:148

Elvie7 [Thomas,6 P., Asa,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Isabel Coombs, born 2 Nov 1878, at South Thomaston, ME; married 18 Apr 1906, Bernard Schmitz. Resided since 1906 (– 1913) at Chicago, IL, at 2052 Dayton Street.149

Fred7 [Asa,6 F., Asa,5 Lieut. Joseph,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Dow Coombs, born 18 Dec 1864, at South Thomaston, Me; married 25 Sep 1889, Lilla G. Butler; died 11 Jul 1894. He resided at South Thomaston, ME 1864–1887; Tacoma, WA 1887–1889; South Thomaston, 1889–1894. Occupation: bookkeeper.

Children of Fred7 Dow and Lilla G. (Butler) Coombs:150

Abbie7 [Sarah,6 John,5 Asa, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Alice Norris, born 6 Dec 1857; married 25 Nov 1874, William Bartlett Palmer; resident of Bath, ME.

Children of William Bartlett and Abbie7 Alice (Norris) Palmer:151

Everett7 [Consider,6 Thomas, John,5 Asa, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] E. Coombs, born 6 Feb 1871. Resided at Brunswick, ME. Occupation: farmer and mason.152

George7 [Consider,6 Thomas, John,5 Asa, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Appleby Coombs, born 4 Mar 1874, at Auburn, ME; married 25 Oct 1911, Georgia Hill Brown. Resided at Augusta, ME. Occupation: physician; office, Opera House Block.153

Clara7 [Consider,6 Thomas, John,5 Asa, Asa,4 George,3 Peter,2 Anthony1 Mabel Coombs, born 14 Jul 1877; married 31 Oct 1903, Sidney W. Holbrook. Resided at Brunswick, ME.

Child of Clara7 Mabel (Coombs) and Sidney W. Holbrook:154

Charles7 [Otis,6 Capt. Fields,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] O. Coombs, born 28 Oct 1851; married Adelma A. Wyman; drowned 31 Mar 1879.

Child of Charles7 O. and Adelma A. (Wyman) Coombs:155

Emerson7 [Otis,6 Capt. Fields,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] G. Coombs, born 25 Jul 1855; married Martha Ryder.

Children of Emerson7 G. and Martha (Ryder) Coombs:


The Eighth Generation and their Children of the Ninth – descendants of Peter2 & Joanna Hodgkins

Edith8 [Emerson,7 Otis F.,6 Capt. Fields,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] E. Coombs, born 6 Aug 1876.156

Isabella8 [Emerson,7 Otis F.,6 Capt. Fields,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs.157

Caro8 [Emerson,7 Otis F.,6 Capt. Fields,5 Hosea,4 Probable Capt. Peter,3 Peter,2 Anthony1] Coombs.158


  1. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 127-8.
  2. History of Islesborough, by John Pendleton Farrow, Bangor, Thomas W. Barr, Printer, 1893, page 11.
  3. History of Islesborough, pages 11-12.
  4. History of Islesborough, pages 11-12.
  5. Rochester Vital Records, Vol. II, page 89.
  6. Bowdoin, ME Vital Records - Births, page 52.
  7. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 132.
  8. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 128.
  9. History of Islesborough, page 184.
  10. History of Islesborough, page 186.
  11. History of Islesborough, page 186.
  12. History of Islesborough, page 186.
  13. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 128-129.
  14. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 129.
  15. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 186 and pages 129-130.
  16. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 133.
  17. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 133.
  18. History of Islesborough, page 184.
  19. History of Islesborough, pages 185 and 186.
  20. History of Islesborough, page 187.
  21. History of Islesborough, page 187.
  22. History of Islesborough, page 187.
  23. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 130.
  24. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 130.
  25. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 130-131.
  26. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 131
  27. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 131
  28. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 131
  29. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 133.
  30. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 133.
  31. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 134.
  32. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 134.
  33. History of Islesborough, pages 184-185.
  34. History of Islesborough, page 185.
  35. History of Islesborough, page 186.
  36. History of Islesborough, page 186.
  37. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 131.
  38. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 132.
  39. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 132.
  40. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 132.
  41. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 134.
  42. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 134.
  43. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 134.
  44. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 134-5.
  45. History of Islesborough, page 187.
  46. History of Islesborough, page 185.
  47. History of Islesborough, page 185.
  48. History of Islesborough, page 185.

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