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(Source: Heritage Quest Original images abstract)
Indian Grove Twp
p. 147, 6 Aug. 1870, Fairbury PO
102/102 Coomes, Henry, 45, m, w, farmer, RE=$5600, PP=$780, b. OH
Tabith, 39, f, w, b. ditto
Hortensa, 18, f, w, Keeping House, b. ditto
John Wm, 17, m, w, At home, b. ditto
Henry W, 12, m, w, b. IL
Edgar L, 7, m, w, b. IL
SE Note: This family in McLean Co, IL 1860 census, enumerated as Combs but obituary of Edgar Coomes of Phillips Co, KS show family name was Coomes. See marriages of some of the children below. Tabitha died in Livingston Co. on 31 July 1870 (see family information below) and the family moved to Phillips Co, KS by 1880.
p. 166, 17 Aug. 1870, Fairbury PO
17/17 Combs, Wm H (or K), 28, m, w, Merchant, RE=$5000, PP=$1000, b. ME
Euphronia, 24, f, w, Keeping House, b. OH
p. 402, 17 June 1870
Combs, Selia, 17, f, w, Domestic servant, b. OH,
living in hh of Lee and Sarah CAMPBELL
(Source: Illinois Marriage Database Index)
SPENCE, Josiah, Coomes Mary C, 03/28/1869 D /423
CUNNINGHAM, James W, Coomes, Hortensa A, 10/25/1871 E /170
Coomes, Henry DAVIS, Elizabeth 11/06/1871 E /166
Coomes, William DARNALL, Sarah 11/23/1874 F /45
Coomes, Henry S, MOORE, Mary S 10/07/1877 / 332
WILSON, Horace L, Combs, Julia E 10/23/1887 I / 2959
Indian Grove Twp, Fairbury City
(p. 168-B, lines 95-98)
# 277 COMBS, Frank head 54 M1 25yrs IL OH OH carpenter - building
Clara B. wife 44 M1 25yrs IL OH OH 3 ch - 2 living
Rosco son age 20 S IL OH OH salesman - groceries
Ester dau age 16 S IL IL IL
(Source: 1910 Livingston Co, IL abstract from original images by Dennise Heironymous)
(Source: Darnall Spence Steers Spangler Stuckey Sill and brief accounts of families into which some members married. Compiled by Erma D.Stuckey, 1983. This genealogy provides information on four children of Henry Coomes Sr. and his wife Tabitha A. They were: Henry Coomes Jr., John William Coomes, Hortensia Coomes, and Mary Catherine Coomes. Provided to Sue Elfving by Dennis Hieronymous)
Mary Samantha Moore, b. 17 Oct. 1859, Indian Grove Twp., Livingston Co, IL, d. 9 July 1944 Agra, Phillips Co, KS.
Married 7 Oct. 1877 to Henry COOMES, Jr., who was b. 1858 in Indian GroveTwp., Livingston Co, IL Henry died 2 July 1908 on his farm in ArcadaTwp., Agra, Kansas.
Both are buried in Dubois Cemetery, north of Agra, Kansas. There is a note by the author that states the Dubois Cemetery is officially the West Cedar Cemetery per a Mr. Davis.
Henry Coomes Jr. was the son of Henry and Tabitha A. Coomes. Henry Jr. also had a brother John William Coomes. Henry Coomes Sr. is buried in Greenwood Twp., and his wife Tabitha died in Indian Grove Twp., Livingston Co, IL before the Coomes family moved west.Tabitha is buried in the Cooper Cemetery, south and west of Fairbury, IL. Her cemetery marker states Tabitha A., wife of Henry Coomes, d. 31July 1870, age 29 yrs., 3mos. & 10 days.
Two children are listed for Henry Coomes Jr.
George Henry and Lillie Coomes had ch:
Sarah Ann DARNALL was the 9th child of Henry and Polly M.Powell-Darnell). She was b. 13 April, 1852 in Indian Grove Twp., Livingston Co, IL. Sarah d. 16 Sept. 1898, Wood River, Nebraska, buried Wood River Cemetery on 18 Sep. 1898. Married 23 Nov. 1874 Indian Grove Twp., Liv. Co, IL, John William Coomes who was a son of Henry Coomes Sr. John William's brother Henry Coomes Jr. married Mary Samantha Moore.
John William Coomes lived at Wood River, Nebraska, after he left Illinois. He married secondly Mary Taylor and left no issue, married third to Carrie Parker, again no issue.
Children from marriage to Sarah Darnell:
Hortensia, daughter of Henry Coomes Sr. and Tabitha A. Coomes. Hortensia and husband James W. Cunningham moved from Fairbury, IL to Agra, Kansas, then to Wood River, Nebraska (source was Nathan Davis of Agra,Kansas).
Mary Catherine Coomes, daughter of Henry Coomes Sr. and wife Tabitha A. Mary Catherine married Josiah SPENCE.
SE Note: The above family information from the DARNALL SPENCE genealogy does not mention the youngest child of Henry Coomes Sr. and Tabitha. His name was Edgar Lewis Combs. See Phillips Co, KS for his obituary.
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