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THE COOMBS OF MAINE


Descendants of Ithamer2 and Hannah (Andrews) Coombs

Elnathan3 [Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 10 June 1732 at Rochester, MA; married 29 Nov 1761 [1759?] to Mary Taylor of Dartmouth, MA.

Children of Elnathen3 and Mary (Taylor) Coombs:262


The Fourth Generation and their Children of the Fifth Ithamer2 & Hannah Andrews

Caleb4 [Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs; possibly born 1762.

Children of Caleb4 Coombs:263

Rev. Simeon4 [Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born about 1760; married 13 Jun 1782 to Experience Millard (Miller) of Rochester, MA, daughter of Ensign Miller. She died June 1820, and was buried at Middleboro, MA. He died and was buried at Hyannis, MA, where he was preaching.

Children of Rev. Simeon4 and Experience (Miller) Coombs:264

Ithamer4 [Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 16 Feb 1767 at Rochester, MA; married Mary Tabor on 6 Sep 1789 in New Bedford, MA;265 lived in Middleborough, Plymouth County, MA in 1790;266 died in July 1833, age 60 years 6 months; buried Globe View Cemetery, Londonderry, VT. Mary Tabor was born 4 Jun 1771 in New Bedford, MA and died on 4 Sep 1843; buried Globe View Cemetery, Londonderry, VT. Removed from Rochester, MA to Jamaica, VT, about 1804.

Children of Ithamer4 and Mary (Tabor) Coombs:267

Elnathan4 [Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, lived in New Bedford, MA.

Child of Elnathan4 Coombs:268

Asa4 [Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 18 Nov 1779; married 23 Jun 1802 to Abigail Cushman. Had no children. Lived in Rochester, MA, where he died about 1855–58. His wife died about six years later. He bequeathed his farm in Rochester to his nephew, Rev. Henry Clark Coombs of Middleboro.269


The Fifth Generation and their Children of the Sixth Ithamer2 & Hannah Andrews

John5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 7 Mar 1783. By his first wife he had two children. By his second wife he had three children.

Child of John5 Coombs by his first wife:270

Amos5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 11 Apr 1785. Lived and died in Rochester, MA. Had one son and two daughters.271

Chloe5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 7 Mar 1787; married 8 Jan 1710 to Stillman Clark:

Children of Stillman and Chloe5 (Coombs) Clark:272

Elnathan5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 25 May 1789; married Abigail Hinkley (sister of Sally Hinkley). Had several children.273

Huldah5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 15 Apr 1791; married Abijah Briggs. Lived in New York state. Had two sons and three daughters.274

Experience5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 9 Oct 1794, at Leverett, MA; married first Elias Parris and second Israel Chase, with whom she lived until her death at Berkley, MA.

Children of Elias and Experience5 (Coombs) Parris:275

Simeon5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 28 Sep 1795, at Wardsboro, VT; married Sally Hinkley; died 1847.

Children of Simeon5 and Sally (Hinkley) Coombs:276

Polly5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 22 Jul 1797 at Jamaica, VT; married Samuel Ames.277

Rev. Stephen5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 30 Jun 1799; married 1st Lucretia Isham and 2nd Gertrude Bartlett, at Penacook, NH; she was born 11 Dec1808, the daughter of Daniel Bartlett of Hill, NH. Rev. Stephen Coombs died 11 Mar 1895.

Children of Rev. Stephen5 and Lucretia (Isham) Coombs:278

Children of Rev. Stephen5 and Gertrude (Bartlett) Coombs:279

Sally5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 22 Dec 1800, at Jamaica, MA; married 13 Dec 1818 to David Childs, who was born 11 July 1796; Sally died 20 Oct 1853.

Children of David and Sally5 (Coombs) Childs:280

Hannah5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 24 May 1804; married 4 Mar 1841 to Asa Paul, Jr.; no children.281

Abigail5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 22 July 1805, at Jamaica, MA; married William Doty.

Children of William and Abigail5 (Coombs) Doty:282

Rev. Henry5 [Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Clark Coombs, born 3 Sep 1810, at Beechwood, MA; married 1st on 10 Aug 1836, Caroline Allen White, who, with infant daughter, died 3 Oct 1837; married 2nd 4 Mar 1839, Martha Pierce Burt, who died 3 Oct 1898; he died 27 Oct 1904.

Children of Rev. Henry5 Clark and Martha Pierce (Burt) Coombs:283

Jethro5 [Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 14 Feb 1790 at Rochester, MA; married Aug or Sep 1811 to Betsey Gibbs at Jamaica, VT, she was born 3 Feb 1792 in Westminster, VT and died 14 Aug 1884; he died 15 Nov 1876 at Marlboro, NH. Both are buried at Globe View Cemetery, Londonderry, VT

Children of Jethro5 and Betsey (Gibbs) Coombs:284

Benjamin5 [Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, 24 Dec 1791 at Rochester, MA; married 4 Jul 1839 to Phoebe Underwood; died 13 Jun 1841 at Jamaica, VT.

Children of Benjamin5 and Phoebe (Underwood) Coombs:285

Taber5 [Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 18 Aug 1794 at Rochester, MA; married Mary Jones of Windham, VT; died 30 Sep 1836 at Londonderry, VT.

Children of Taber5 and Mary (Jones) Coombs:286

Margaret5 [Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] (Peggy) Coombs, born 25 May 1803 at Rochester, MA; married George Hoskins; she died 7 Feb 1859 in Canada. She had a large family, the most of whom died young.287


The Sixth Generation and their Children of the Seventh Ithamer2 & Hannah Andrews

Judith6 [Chloe,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Clark, born 21 June 1814; married 12 Apr 1840 to Joseph Warren Keith; died 4 April 1897.

Children of Joseph Warren and Judith6 (Clark) Keith:288

Benjamin6 [Chloe,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Franklin Clark, married 3 Aug 1865 to Jane Sawyer. Probably lived at Sandwich, MA.

Children of Benjamin6 Franklin and Jane (Sawyer) Clark:289

Levi6 [Simeon,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Hinkley Coombs, born 28 Sep 1825; married 26 Nov 1858 to Betsy H. Haskins who was born 17 Dec 1834; he died Mar 1903.

Children of Levi6 Hinkley and Betsy H. (Haskins) Coombs:290

Benjamin6 [Simeon,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Franklin Coombs, born 18 (or 19) Sep 1827; married 6 Jul 1848 to Susan Evaline Dean of Berkley, MA, who was born 20 Sep 1829 and died 20 Apr 1900; he died 23 May 1900.

Children of Benjamin6 Franklin and Susan Evaline (Dean) Coombs:291

Sarah6 [Simeon,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Crocker Coombs, born 2 Jun 1835; married 17 Oct 1860 to John Henry Paun. They resided Lakeville, MA, R. 1, Box 16.

Children of John Henry and Sarah6 Crocker (Coombs) Paun:292

Simeon6 [Sally,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs Childs, born 18 Oct 1819.

Children of Simeon6 Coombs Childs:293

Josiah6 [Sally,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] G. Childs, born 22 Jun 1823; married three times; died 13 Dec 1901.

Child of Josiah6 G. Childs by 1st wife:294

Adulsa7 CHILDS

Children of Josiah6 G. Childs by his 2nd wife:295

David6 [Sally,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] H. Childs, born 20 Sep 1827. Had nine children by first wife and four by his second wife. Names are not known.296

Augustine6 [Sally,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] F. Childs, born 9 Aug 1829. Had two girls and one boy.297

Julia6 [Sally,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Adeline Childs, born 24 Sep 1831; married ____ Fisher.

Child of ______ and Julia6 Adeline (Childs) Fisher:298

Caroline6 [Rev. Henry,5 Clark, Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] White Coombs, born 10 July 1842; married 20 Oct 1864 to John F. Holmes, who died 9 May 1896. She lived in Middleboro, MA.

Children of John F. and Caroline6 White (Coombs) Holmes:299

Samuel6 [Rev. Henry,5 Clark, Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Henry Coombs, born 22 Jul 1845; married Frances E. Russell; he died 9 May 1907 or 1908.

Child of Samuel6 Henry and Frances E. (Russell) Coombs:300

Julia6 [Rev. Henry,5 Clark, Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Adeline Coombs, born 30 Jun 1847; married 23 April 1873 to Louis K. Harlow, an artist, who died 30 Apr 1913.

Children of Louis K. and Julia6 Adeline (Coombs) Harlow:301

Abbie6 [Rev. Henry,5 Clark, Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Cushman Coombs, born 13 Sep 1857; married 18 Oct 1883 to Charles A. Wood.

Children of Charles A. and Abbie6 Cushman (Coombs) Wood:302

John6 [Rev. Stephen,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Crockett Coombs, born 22 Jan 1839, at Sanbornton, NH; married Isabel F. Richards.

Children of John6 Crockett and Isabel F. (Richards) Coombs:303

Rev. Irving6 [Rev. Stephen,5 Rev. Simeon,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Wesley Coombs, born 9 Oct 1842 at Hebron, NH; married 3 Dec 1873 to Eliza J. Newhall of Providence, RI. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in Chatham, MA on 2 Nov 1876.

Children of Rev Irving6 Wesley and Eliza J. (Newhall) Coombs:304

Asa6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 24 Jul 1812 at Jamaica, VT; married 1st probably 27 Mar 1849 to Mary Sprague of Windham, VT, who died Mar 1857, aged 32. Asa married 2nd 3 Nov 1859 to Laura A. Abbott of Windham, VT.

Children of Asa6 and Mary (Sprague) Coombs:305

Children of Asa6 and Laura A. (Abbott) Coombs:306

Aurilla6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 10 Sep 1813; married Elijah Farr; she died 14 Jan 1894 at Sergeant Bluff, IA.

Children of Elijah and Aurilla6 (Coombs) Farr:307

Mary6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 18 Jun 1817 at Jamaica, VT; married 2 Jan 1840 to Lorenzo White of South Londonderry, VT.

Child of Lorenzo and Mary6 (Coombs) White:308

Tolman6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Taber Coombs, born 18 Jun 1818; married Harriet Wright. He served in the Union army.

Child of Tolman6 Taber and Harriet (Wright) Coombs:309

Abigail6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Cushman Coombs, born 17 Feb 1822 at Jamaica, VT; married 1st Josiah L. Sargeant of Hinsdale, VT and married 2nd about 1890, to Amos Baker of Troy, NY.

Children of Josiah L. and Abigail6 Cushman (Coombs) Sargeant:310

Phoebe6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] P. Coombs, born 11 Nov 1825 at Jamaica, VT; married about 1867 to William T. Churchill of Londonderry, VT. No children.311

Hortense6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Elizabeth Coombs, born 27 Sep 1827; married about 1864 to Nathan Weeks of Grafton, VT; she died 1 Jun 1900. No children.312

Marcus6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Jethro Coombs, born 7 Mar 1832 at Jamaica, VT; married 15 Apr 1861 in Sergeant Bluff, IA to Olive Caroline Woodford; she was born 12 Nov 1841 in Morgan County, IA and died 6 Mar 1911. Occupation: farmer and mechanic. Resided at Sergeant Bluff, IA where he, in his 80,th year, cultivated his five–acre fruit and berry farm with his own hands, and contributed articles to the horticultural press. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died 16 Dec 1921 in Red Oak, IA.

Children of Marcus6 Jethro and Olive Caroline (Woodford) Coombs:313

Edmund6 [Jethro,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Gibbs Coombs, born 30 Oct 1834 at Windham, VT; married Matilda Sedig (Swede) of Sloan, IA.

Children of Edmund6 Gibbs and Matilda (Sedig) Coombs:314

Almira6 [Benjamin,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Amanda Coombs, born 21 Dec 1841; married 16 Jan 1882 to Silas Barnes. Resided at South Londonderry, VT.315

Osmond6 [Taber,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs, died at Townshend, VT where he spent his life.

Children of Osmond6 Coombs:316

Benjamin6 [Taber,5 Ithamer,4 Elnathan,3 Ithamer,2 Anthony1] Coombs; said to have had seven children.317


  1. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 147.
  2. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 147.
  3. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 147-8.
  4. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, film #1993939.
  5. 1790 US Census Index, MA, page 172.
  6. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 148 & 159-61.
  7. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 148.
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  44. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 161.
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  51. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 162.
  52. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 162-3 and family records of Nancy Kay Coombs of Los Alamos, NM.
  53. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 163.
  54. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 163.
  55. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 163.
  56. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 163.

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