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Napa County was one of California's original 50 counties in 1850.


1850 Napa Co, CA Census

SHG Note: The Enumerator, throughout these pages, had a strange numbering system, sometimes giving the children a different Household and Dwelling number than the parents.

Nappa City

p. 130a

11/11 McCOOMBS Hannah 61 F 2,000 DE
12/12 Isaac 28 M Farmer 300 OH
13/13 Jacob 26 M Farmer OH
13/13 Benj 21 M Farmer OH
14/14 Joseph 21 M Farmer OH

P. 131A, 9 Oct 1850

41/41 Combs, Nathan 30 M Farmer Long Island [NY]
Oliva 40 F Connecticut
Chas. 8 M Long Island
Emily 4 F Long Island

46/46 Coombs Nathan 26 M Farmer 20,000 MA
Issabella 19 F Santa Fe NM

47/47 Coombs William H 3 M CA

48/48 Coombs Evaline 1 F CA

P. 131B

59/59 BRIGGS, Chas. P. 21 M Agent Massachusetts
Catherine 18 F Long Island
SPAR, John W. 3 M Missouri
BRIGGS, Julia 1 F California

60/60 Combs, Ellen 5 F Long Island

(1850 Napa Co, CA Census, US GenWeb. See Copyright Restrictions)

Notes from Coombs Researcher Patience Northern: The original Coombs in Napa, Calif, (Nappa then) was Nathen who came across the country on the Oregon Trail suffering great hardship. He was instrumental in laying out the town of Napa, also helped plan the Funeral ceremony in Napa for President Lincoln.


1870 Napa Co, CA Census

USGenWeb Census Project 1870 Napa Co, CA Census (Transcriber failed to include dates)

REEL NO: M593-75

Hot Springs Twp

p. 19a - Hw Pg#37

281/286 Coombs Wm 50 M W Cooper 200 PA

Note: Multiple surnames recorded. (Hotel)

p. 22b - HW PG#44

341/348 Coombs Fredrick 40 M W Farmer 1,000 500 Mass X
Henrietta 31 F W Keeping House IN
Martha 11 F W At Home OR
Fredrick 9 M W At Home CA
Franklin 7 M W At Home CA
Robert 5 M W At Home Cal
Emma 2 F W At Home CA
SELLERS Isaac 48 M W Laborer 300 OH

Yount Twp

p. 84a - HW PG 17

128/129 ASHBROOK Thos 76 M W Farmer 2,000 1,500 VA
Delila 69 F W Keeping House PA
Iva 22 M W Works On Farm OH
Truman P 25 M W Teaching School 200 OH

Coombs Charles 27 M W Laborer 100 NY
Alvina 20 F W Keeping House OH
Otto 7/12 M W At Home CA Oct


2 Dec 1878 - 21 Nov 1879 Napa County, California William McFARLAND Probate file #388 - files dated 2 December 1878 died on or about 7 November 1878 value of property: claim against the estate of Nathan COOMBS, deceased for eight hundred & twenty-five dollars and claim against J.M. COGHLAN & N. COOMBS for about $150; a silver watch worth about $50 and ?? hemp worth $30. total estate does not exceed $1055 next of kin = Robert McFARLAND, aged about 35, residing at San Quentin, Marin County, CA Frank L. COOMBS, administrator Final Settlement dated 21 November 1879 Died intestate 7 November 1878 leaving one surviving brother, Robert, now aged 36, residing at San Quentin, Marin County, CA…who gets $954.35 plus silver watch valued at $25. Inventory included: from estate of N. COOMBS, $858.60 from estate of COOMBS & COGHLAN, $135 from estate of W.H. COOMBS, $45 sale of sulky, $10 total, $1048.60

(Transcribed by Ruth Ryan and contributed to US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/ca/napa/probate/hackmcfa.txt)


"COOMBS, Frank Leslie, a Representative from California; born in Napa, Napa County, Calif., December 27, 1853; attended the public schools in California; attended the Dorchester High School, Boston, Mass., and was graduated from the law department of Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, D. C., in 1875; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Napa, Calif.; district attorney of Napa County, Calif., 1880-1885; member of the State assembly 1887-1889 and 1891-1897 and served as speaker in 1891 and again in 1897; on the death of John F. SWIFT was appointed United States Minister to Japan and served from June 1892 to August 1893; State librarian of California from April 1, 1898, to April 1, 1899; United States attorney for the northern district of California from April 1, 1899, to March 1, 1901; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902; resumed the practice of law in Napa, Calif.; again a member of the State assembly 1921-1923 and 1925-1927; died in Napa, Calif., October 5, 1934; interment in Tulocay Cemetery."

("Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949: The Continental Congress September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788 and The Congress of the United States From the First to the Eightieth Congress March 4, 1789 to January 3, 1949, Inclusive, Washington, DC, United States Government Printing Office, 1950)


Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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