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THE COOMBS OF MAINE


Descendants of Joshua2 and Elizabeth (Pratt) Coombs

The Fourth Generation and their Children of the Fifth Joshua2 & Elizabeth Pratt

Joshua4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 7 Jul 1775; married Mary Given; he died 29 Nov 1851. Occupation blacksmith.

Children of Joshua4 and Mary (Given) Coombs:353

Zebulon4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 20 Mar 1780; married Aug 1800 to Nancy Campbell, who was born 4 Feb 1779, the daughter of William Campbell of Bowdoin, ME, and the first white female child born in the town; he died 12 April 1850. Occupation farmer.

Children of Zebulon4 and Nancy (Campbell) Coombs:354

Sarah4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 8 Jul 1783; married 1st on 15 Mar 1802 to Peter Coombs of Harpswell, ME who was born in 1781 and died in Sep 1810; she died 13 Nov 1843; married 2nd on 10 Jul 1812 to David H. Kelly.

Children of Peter and Sarah,4 (Coombs) Coombs:355

Children of David H. and Sarah,4 (Coombs) Kelly:356

John4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married Margaret Davidson of Charlestown, MA.

Children of John4 and Margaret (Davidson) Coombs357

This is the story of John Coombs who afterward went to Cincinnati and prospered as a hatter. It was related to me by my aunt, Mrs. Conklin, and written down by myself (William Carey Coombs) at the time. The story goes as follows:

At the age of fourteen he ran away and went to sea. The vessel was three times blown back by adverse winds and he gave it up. Soon after he went, but the vessel was wrecked. He was rescued and carried to France. Made his way back home. When about seventeen he went again. Again the vessel was wrecked. The vessel floundered and the crew took to the deck and floated three weeks without food. Nothing could be got at but rum. John Coombs and the mate, afterwards Captain Sanford, were the only ones who would not drink the rum. They survived and kept alive by eating the flesh of others. Their signals were disregarded. When John Coombs could no longer stand, Sanford saw a sail and hoisted the signal, but feared to tell his companion for fear another disappointment would cause his death. The sail disappeared, then took another tack and came near. They were rescued, and it proved to be a French vessel. Afterwards they were put on board an American vessel and carried to New York. The captain gave them each a suit of cloths and money enough to reach their homes. This cured him of all desire for the sea, and he was never known to tell the horrible story but once.358

Savia4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married David Storer, a sea–captain.

Child of David and Savia4 (Coombs) Storer:359

Jane4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married Zachariah Beal.

Children of Zachariah and Jane4 (Coombs) Beal:360

Charity4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married 1st Abram Addams, a sea–captain and 2nd David Cornish, he was born 1828; died 1912.

Child of Abram and Charity4 (Coombs) Addams:361

Children of David and Charity,4 (Coombs) Cornish:362

Mary4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married Nathaniel Beal, a farmer; she died 1876.

Children of Nathaniel and Mary,4 (Coombs) Beal:363

Joseph4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married 1st Margaret Allen and 2nd Princess (Edgecomb) Kimball.

Children of Joseph4 and Margaret (Allen) Coombs:364

Children of Joseph4 and Princess (Kimball) Coombs:365

Josiah4 [John,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Colby Coombs, married Abigail Eaton, daughter of Esquire Eaton of Bowdoin, ME. This is spoken of as “an old Baptist family.” Josiah Colby Coombs moved to Ohio, but went back to ME. He died in New York.

Children of Josiah4 Colby and Abigail (Eaton) Coombs:366

Andrew4 [Ebenezer,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 2 Sep 1776, at Georgetown (Bath), ME; married 1st 25 Dec 1800 to Susanna Jackson, who came with him to Ohio, and who died 28 Mar 1816; married 2nd Margaret Temple, who died 24 Jul 1817; married 3,rd 16 Mar 1819 to Elizabeth Mitchell of KY who died 2 Sep 1870.

Children of Andrew4 and Susanna (Jackson) Coombs:367

Children of Andrew4 and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Coombs:368

Cynthia4 [Ebenezer,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 26 May 1778 at Topsham, ME; married 9 Aug 1798 to Silas Dalie; she died at Springfield, OH.

Children of Silas and Cynthia4 (Coombs) Dalie:369

Stephen4 [Stephen,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 6 Jan 1762; married 16 Oct 1796 to Sarah Haynes of Brunswick, ME, who was born 30 Aug 1777 and died 8 Dec 1861; he died 14 Dec 1840.

Children of Stephen4 and Sarah (Haynes) Coombs:370

Daniel4 [Stephen,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, born 8 Jul 1771; married Deborah Cowing.

Children of Daniel4 and Deborah (Cowing) COOMBS:371

These names are given from memory, and the order may not be correct.

Susanna4 [Joshua,3 Joshua,2 Anthony1] Coombs, married Samuel Tibbets, Jr., who was born 19 Jun 1756 and died 2 May 1824. He removed to Ohio about 1810, as did also his father Samuel Tibbets, Esq.

Children of Samuel and Susanna,4 (Coombs) Tibbets, Jr.:372


  1. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 165.
  2. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 165-6.
  3. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 166.
  4. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 166.
  5. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 166-7.
  6. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 88-9.
  7. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 167.
  8. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 167.
  9. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 167.
  10. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 167.
  11. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 168.
  12. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 168.
  13. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 168.
  14. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 168.
  15. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 192-3.
  16. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 192-3.
  17. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 193.
  18. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, pages 205-6.
  19. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 206.
  20. Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, page 207.

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