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1800 Nelson Co., KY Tax List (Researcher Tim Spence)
1800 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
1800 Taxation, Muhlenberg Co., KY
Notes: Thomas COMBS married 25 Dec 1793, Nelson KY, Sarah ANDERSON. Need how this land is acquired and also its disposition.
1800 Tax List Clark Co., Ky. Tax Lists 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930 Extracted and Submitted by Combs &c Researcher Sue Elfvingp. 6 Jun 25 Combs Cuthbert..........1wm>21, 1wm16-21 , 9blk>16, tot blk=21, 8hr/m
24 Feb 24 1800 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Leonard COOMES-Anastasia COOMES Bond-Enoch COOMES Will COOMES, father of bride Married by Catholic Priest Notes:The marriage was performed by Stephen T. Baden (extracted by Deb Coombs from The Marriage Register of Nelson County KY 1793-1799 on file at the Bardstown Library in Nelson Co., KY: no author listed.
8 Apr 1800 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) John COOMBES -Catherine SIMMON Bond-William HARROD Married by Baptist Minister Note: The marriage performed by J. Carmen (extracted by Deb Coombs fromThe Marriage Register of Nelson County KY 1800-1810 A-K on file at the Bardstown Library in Nelson Co., KY: no author listed. This same source lists John's wife as Catherine Lemmon.
NoteWhich John is this? Same William HARROD who is said to have married Lettice COMBS, daughter of John and Alice (JOLLY?) Combs?
Mary Yoder notes: Coombs, John m Catherine Simmon, sur William Herrod; both over 21; 8 Apr 1800 Joshua Carman. (extracted from re-done Mgs by Nelson Co Roundtable Gen Soc) and Coombs, John m Catherine Lemmon; 8 Apr 1800 J. Carmen (extracted from Nelson Co. Pioneer).
21 July 1800 probated 9 Sep 1800 Nelson Co, KY will of Col. Andrew Hynes mentions the following: wife Elizabeth, issue; Abner, Thomas, Nancy, Alfred Warford,Polly, Sarah Churchill, Elizabeth Harrison, mother Hannah Barnes (abstracted by Carol Vass, source: rootsweb World Connect project.)
Note: Hannah Coombs was the daughter of Joseph Combs/Coombs of Tonolloways. She married first William Hynes and secondly James Barnes. See 28 Jan 1818 Nelson Co., KY Loose Papers. "Deposition of Edward COOMBES and also the guardianships of Barnes children Nelson Co., KY dated 8 Dec 1795 and 12 Jul 1796, and also the administration bond of James Barnes October 14, 1795
12 Aug 1800 - 14 Dec 1801 (Nelson Co., KY Will Book A, page 598) Will of John COOMBES. To wife Elce "the 80 acres of land whereon I live" with stock & equipment until her death "during her natural life... to [sons] Edward & Nelson on my wife's death."Daus. Sarah, Lettice, and Elce to have 10£ each; sons Edward and Nelson "the 100 acres of land whereon he [each] now lives;" sons Asa and Samuel were left $1.00 each "as I have given them share of my estate in land previous to this", and sons John and Joseph were left "350 acres of land on Short Creek a branch of Rough Creek which I purchased from Andrew HINES and Phillip PHILLIPS." Execs: sons Edward & Nelson. Wits: John HUSTON, Samuel COOMBS, Adin COOMBS. Written 12 Aug 1800, prob.14 Dec 1801 (Abstracted by Combs Researcher Hannah C. Friedlander)
HCF Notes: The above John Combs, by family tradition, married Alice JOLLY (daughter of Samuel & Lettice NELSON Jolly). He came to Nelson Co., KY from Bedford Co., PA, brother of Edward of that county (see 1808 below). His daughter, Sarah, married 8 Jun 1779, family bible begun by John & Alice's grandson, William FOUCH (son of Thomas and Sarah Combs Fouch) in 1838, includes William's statement that his mother, Sarah, was "the eldest daughter of John COOMBS and his wife, Alice," and that the above is the only record found with her name spelled as "Else," possibly signifying that the will was written by a scribe.
24 Nov 1800 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Louisa COMBS - Wilford WATHEN Bond-Francis COMBS, bride's father Married by Catholic Priest S. T. BOLIN (Extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from Marriage, Bond & Consent Book of Nelson Co., Ky. 1801-1816 by Nelson Co. Genealogical Soc.)
24 Nov 1800 Married. Zachariah AUD to Mrs. Margaret WORTHAM by Catholic priest S. T. BOLIN, bond signed by Matthias JOHNSON, Margaret, widow of John WORTHAM (Extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from Marriage, Bond & Consent Book of Nelson Co., Ky. 1801-1816 by Nelson Co. Genealogical Soc.)
Notes: According to Richard R. COMBS (son of Richard & Mary LIVERS Combs, grandson of Francis and Charity WOOD Combs), Louisa (a.k.a. Winniford? a.k.a. Elizabeth?) COMBS Wathen and Margaret COMBS Wathen Aud were daughters of Francis and Charity WOOD Combs.
1801 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists (by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
1801 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists:
1801 Tax List Clark Co., Ky 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Combs &c Researcher Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
List #1 - Joseph Combs
p.5 Jun 8 Combs Cuthbert..........1wm>21, 1wm16-21, 9blk>16, tot blk=21, 8hr/m
1801 Lincoln Co., KY Tax Tax Lists 1787-88, 1790-97, 1799-1805 abstracted by Philo Lund, and submitted by Sue Elfving from FHC Microfilm # 0008114
1801 Nelson Co., KY. Estate of Col. Andrew HYNES [includes] entires due the estate at the time of Hynes death in 1801:Andw. COOMBS, John COOMBS, Senior, Stacy COOMBS, Sally and Hannah COOMBS, Samuel COOMBS (of John), Richard COOMBS, Samuel COOMBS, Sr., John COOMBS, Adin COOMBS ... Later listing includes John COOMBS, Jonah COOMBS, Leonard COMBS . (Extracted by Combs Researcher Thom Mont from KENTUCKY GENEALOGIST,Vol. 17, # 4, Oct/Dec 1975, article by David H. Hall, entitled OPEN ACCOUNTS, BONDS AND NOTE HOLDERS DUE THE ESTATE OF COL. ANDREW HYNES)
According to an article in the Nelson Co Pioneer, Spring 1983, Nelson Co. Historical Society, Spring 1983, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp, Andrew HYNES entered into a business of merchandising goods in Nelson after 1796, and died in the summer of 1800 [sic]. This article lists the following COMBS-COOMBS extracted from 4 lists in Andrew's estate file: Edward COMBS, Jesse COOMBS, John COOMBS, Sr., Andrew COOMBS, Stacy COOMBS, Adin COOMBS, Edwards COOMBS, Jr., Sally COOMBS, Hanner COOMBS, Samuel COOMBS, Richard COOMBS, Samuel COOMBS, Sr., John COOMBS, Jonah COOMBS and Leonard COOMBS.Notes: The second record earlier listed under 1796 and moved to here. See also Stacy and Samuel COMBS tithed by John COMBS in Nelson in 1791, the only other record found for Stacy to date. Was Stacy also a son of John & Alice JOLLY Coombs? Also note that of the above Combs, Leonard and Richard are said to have been sons of Francis & Charity WOOD Combs whereas all other Combs appear to have been ofthe Loudoun Co VA Families.
1 Jan 1801 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Hannah COMBS-George ASH Bond-Richard BORWN [BROWN?] Married by Baptist Minister
Notes: Who was Hannah? See Andrew HYNES of 1801 record and note Combs-Ash marriage and see Arabella UNKNOWN Anderson Ash Sturgeon. Was George ASH kin to John ASH, 2nd husband of Arabella? See also John ASH of 1820-1 Nelson records. See also William W. and Hannah ATKINS Combs 1796 Nelson marriage.
28 Jan 1801 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Sarah COOMES-Joseph WALKER. Bond-Leonard P. COOMES William COOMES, father of bride Witnesses to Consent-Thomas and Leonard COOMES Married by Catholic Priest
Notes: daughter of William Combs, Sr. and sister of Thomas (Source: See deed gift of Wm Coombs to children dated 26 Jul 1813). According to Combs Researcher Jack Tidwell, marriage bond dated 22 Jan 1801, married 28 Jan 1801; Sarah was baptized St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 28 Jun 1826, age 42 (not to be confused with Sarah ANDERSON, who married (1) 25 Dec 1793, Nelson Co., KY; Thomas Combs; and (2) 23 Apr 1809, Muhlenberg Co., KY, James WALKER).
10 Mar 1801 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Lettice COOMBS-Robert LEMON; Bond-Edward COOMBS, father Married by Baptist Minister
Notes: daughter of which Edward?
9 Jun 1801 (Will Book 1 of Nelson Co., KY. page-580) Inventory of the personal estate of David COOMBS by John STONE, David STONE, William EDWARDS and Henry DUNCAN, June 9, 1801. Total L102 17sh (Extracted by Carolyn Wimp from Abstracts of Wills 1785-1820, by Nelson Co. Historical Soc.) : 6 Jun 1801 per records of Combs Researcher Daryl Combs)
Notes: See the Mar 1795 will of David COMBS. Need disposition of 88-87 acres of land. Also note that (although apparently irrelevant) one Henry DUNCAN married 5 Apr 1803, Lincoln Co., KY, Mary "Polly" COMBS, daughter of William COMBS, son of Mason I, and that one William EDWARDS married Elizabeth "Betsy" COMBS of Stafford Co., VA and Clark Co., KY, daughter of Cuthbert & Sarah EVANS Combs, Sr.
29 Jul 1801 Nelson Co., KY Deed Bk 6 p. 495 (extracted by Bob Moore ) William R. HYNES exr of Andrew HYNES, deceased, to Edward COOMES 352 acres on Mill Creek of Salt River in Hardin Co., KY for 100 pounds paid in Andrew's lifetime
1802 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
Notes: Prior to death of his father, John, in 1801, Nelson COMBS was taxed for 100 acres. Following death of his father, he inherited 40 acres, which is listed above. Side Note: Need to double check re Edward COMBS whose acreage should also have changed to 140, as it did in 1803 (See below)
1802 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists
1802 Clark Co., Ky. Tax Lists 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Combs &c Researcher Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
List #3 p. 5 Jun 25 Combs Cuthbert..........1wm>21, 1wm16-21, 11blk>16, tot blk=23, 9hr/m
List #1 p. 3, 4 Jun. Comes Stephen……1wm>21, 1wm 16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr
1803 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Annah now has 80 acres on Simpson Creek. Enoch lists land for the first time, 17 acres, and his father, William Sr., drops from 2150 to 2050. Is Annah's 80 from William Sr.?1803 Tax List Clark Co., Ky. 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
First List p. 6 Jun 24 Combs Cuthbert..........1wm>21, 1wm16-21, 10blk>16, tot blk=20, 11hr/m
List #1 p. 3, 15 Jun. Comes Stephen….1wm>21, 1wm 16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr
1804 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Annah no longer lists the 80 acres. Where did it go? Enoch's acreage has risen from 17 to 67 (+50) while William Sr.'s has dropped 50.
1804 Tax List Clark Co., Ky 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
Second List p. 5 May 5 Combs Cuthberth Sr........1wm>21, 0wm16-21 , 9blk>16, tot blk=20, 11hr/m
List #1 – Henry Baughman p. 3, 18 Jun. Comes Stephen………1wm>21, 0wm 16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr
14 Mar 1804 Wednesday Nelson Court Order Book 1803 -1808 p. 56 (extracted by Deb Coombs): John Doe on the Demise of Elijah CHINN against Samuel COOMBS & Alexander HUSTON Defts (note: words In Ejectment written to left of the court case)
p. 226 Monday June 11 1804 John DOE on the Demise of Elijah CHINN against COMBS & HUSTON Defts ordered that this be continued until the next term (Note: No further mention of this case in the next Court Order Book)
14 Mar 1804 Wednesday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1803 -1808 p. 92 (extracted by Deb Coombs) Wm. R. HYNES against Asa COMBS & others: On the motion of the Defendant by his attorney ordered that the office Judgment herein be (;?) and there upon the sd. Defendant come and defend the wrong and injury when & for plea ... that he hath paid the Debt on the Declaration mentioned and of this he puts himself upon the County and the Plaintiff likewise therefore let a Jury come
14 Mar 1804 Wednesday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1803 p. 93 (extracted by Deb Coombs) Wm. R. HYNES against Asa COOMBS & Others (Note: the words “In Debt” written along right side): On the motion of the Defendant by his attorney ordered that the office Judgment therein be set aside and thereupon he comes & defends the wrong and injury when ... and for plea saith that he hathpaid the Debt in the Declaration mentioned and of this he putteth himself upon the County and the Plaintiff likewise therefore let a Jury come12 Jun 1804 p. 245 Asa COMBS Plt (Plaintiff) against William VETILOE? Deft (Note: words: In Debt; written to right of court case: William CRUCHON came into Court and undertook for the Defendant that in case he shall be cast in this action he shall satisfy and pay the Condemnation of the Court or rendor his body to prison in Executor for the same or on failure thereof that he the said William CRUCHEN will do it for him
14 Aug 1804 (Nelson Co., KY) Sarah CAMPBELL married Henry EVES (Combs Researcher Ray Montgomery - complete marriage bond still needed)
Notes: Sarah is thought to have been the widowed daughter of Maj. Edward & Rebecca STILLWELL Combs. See 1817 Nelson will of Edward, and Sisson-Combs-Eves Family Bible.
21 Sep 1804 (Nelson Co.,KY Deed Bk 8 p. 73-4 transcribed by Deb Coombs) This Indenture made this twenty first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four and between Adin COOMBS and Permelia his wife of the County of Hardin State of Kentucky of the one part and John HUSTON of the County of Nelson and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the afsd Adin Combs and Permelia his wife for and in consideration of the sum of ninety pound current money of the state aforesaid to them in hand paid by the aforesaid John Huston the receipt whereof the(y) do hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold and doth by these presents grant bargain sell and confirm unto the afsd John Huston his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containingof fifty acres situate and lying in Nelson County on the waters of Chaplins (Crk?) and the ... of the last fork of Simsons Creek and bounded as followeth towit Beginng at an Ash Beech and Sugar trees thence north seventy seven degrees East Ninty poles to a Sugar tree Dogwood and Beech thence North fifteen degreeswest Ninety poles to a Beech& sugar trees thence South seventy seven degrees west ninety poles to a white oak and (hard?) trees thence south fifteen Degrees east ninety poles to the Beginning including the place whereon the aforesaid John HUSTON now lives to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of Land with all its appurtenances unto the afsd John HUSTON his heirs and assigns to the only use benefit and behoof him the the afsd John HUSTON his heirs and assigns forever and the afsd Adin COMBS and Permelia his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators do warrant and will forever defend the aforesaid tract or parcel of Land with all its appurtenances unto him the afsd John Huston his heirs and assigns forever against all and every person or person whatever claiming or to claim In Testimony whereof we have herunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year first above written Signed Sealed Delivered in prescence of Adin COOMBS Permelia COOMBS
Note: Adin purchased this land 2 Dec 1797 Nelson Co., KY Deed Bk 5 p. 359
1805 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Edward COMBS, Jr. (son of John & Alice JOLLY Combs) has died, his widow, Rebecca (WINK?) is now listed for his 140 acres. Alice "Alsy" is now listed without acreage (given to sons, Nelson and Edward without having died first?) William Sr. has dropped 100 acres down to 2000 with no comparable gain elsewhere.
1805 Clark Co., Ky. Tax Lists 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Combs &c Researcher Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
May 12 Combs Cuthberth Sr........1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 9blk>16, tot blk=20, 11hr/m
List #1 – Henry Baughman p. 3, 19 Jun. Comes Stephen…..1wm>21, 0wm 16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr
21 Mar 1805 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Orpha COOMBS-Samuel MILLER; Bond-Edward COOMBS Married by Baptist Minister, Nelson Co., KY
23 Apr 1805 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Thomas COOMBS-Polly BOWMAN; Bond-William HARDING Married by Catholic Priest
Mary Yoder Notes: Coombs, Thomas & Mary Bowman; sur William Harding, half brother to Polly, her next of kin; 23 Apr 1805, S. T. Badin (RCCP). (extracted from from Nelson Co Pioneer & from re-done Mgs by Nelson Co Roundtable Gen Soc)
Notes: Thomas COOMES (son of William COOMES, Sr.). According to the Coomes Family Bible, he "died age 48, 16 Jul 1830" (b abt 1782). Combs Researcher Jack Tidwell adds that above was marriage date and that bond was dated 25 Mar 1805, "bond William HARDING, half-brother, William HARDING gave consent."Question: If Thomas was 23, where was he in 1804 (missing from Nelson Co, KY tax lists?)
12 Aug 1805 (Nelson Co. Deed Bk 8 p 151 transcribed by Deb Coombs): This Indenture made this 12th day of August in the Year of our lord One thousand Eight hundred and five between Eli WRIGHT of the One part and William Coombs of the other part Witnesseth that Whereas the said Eli purchased & obtained a Deed from Robert WILSON & wife for one hundred acres ofland part of a tract of one thousand acres which said one hundred acres is bounded as followeth Beginning....at a white Oak and two ash trees thence East one hundred and five and a half poles to two Dogwoods thence North One hundred thirtyfour poles to a Dogwood and Hickory thence North sixty eight Degrees West One hundred and twelve poles to an Ironwood Dogwood and (Green?) thence South one hundred & Seventy nine poles to the Beginning which said one hundred acres is found to interfere with & to include part of a tract of One thousand Acres Claimed by virtue of a treasury warrant and patented to William COOMBS on the Second day of December one thousand Seven hundred & Eighty five & bounded as follows Beginning at the North west Corner of said Coombs's Preemption at two Hickories & running with his line & passing his Corner forty (..) poles South Seventy Degrees East four hundred forty six poles to White Oak Hickory & Dogwood thence north four hundred and thirty poles to a Dogwood & Ash Sapling near a large white Oak markedwith W C thencenorth Eighty two Degrees west four hundred and twenty poles to a large poplar & Hickory in of Osburn Spriggs Preemption line Striking his fourth ... Corner at two hundred and twenty ples at the ...fork of Coxes Creek and thence South three hundred thirtysix poles to the Bieginning and Whereas uponan investigation of the Claims of the said WILSON and COOMBS the said Eli WRIGHT is Satisfied that the said COOMBS's Claim is superior & paramount to that of Wilson under which he Claims and the said WRIGHT being Willing toavoid a law Suit with the said COOMBS and moreover having received full Compensation from the said WILSON for that part of the Said one hundred Acres of land which is Covered and taken by the Claim of the said Coomb she the said Eli WRIGHT in Consideration of the ... & for the consideration of five Shillings to him in hand paid by the said William COOMBS doth hereby bargain Sell Convey and release unto the said William COOMBS and his heirs forever all that part of the Said one hundred acres which upon Survey Shall be found to interfere with the aforesaid one thousand acre tract of the said COOMBS To have and to hold the before described land as far as it Shall interfere as aforesd to the said William COOMBS and his heirs to his and thier only proper use benefit and behoof and the said Eli WRIGHT doth hereby Covenant to Warrant and defend the right & Title of the before described land interfering as aforesaid to him the said William Coombs and his heirs against the Claim of him the said Eli WRIGHT & his heirs and all persons Claiming the same through or under him but against no other person whatsoever In Testimony whereof the said WRIGHT hath hereunto Subscribed his name and affixed his seal this day and Year first herein written Ely WRIGHT The words from Robert WILSON ...in the 6th line Interlined before acknowledged (....)
See Jefferson Co., KY for abstract of land patent above
11 Nov 1805 Monday Nelson Co.,KY Court Order Book 1804-1808 p. 122 (extracted by Deb Coombs) On the motion of Rebecca COOMBS and Nelson COOMBS administrators of the estate of Edward COOMBS Junr decd is granted to them whereupon the oath of an administrator was administered to them and they with John COOMBS Robert LEMMON & Edward COOMBS executed abov in the penalty of fifteen hundred dollars Condition as the law directs
10 Dec 1805 (Kentucky Court of Appeals Books H-N Volume II, p. 71 Date of Dec 10, 1805. Indenture. Indenture of Robert and Belinda FENWICK to William FENWICK for 36 lbs, land in Nelson County, KY on the waters of STEWART'S Creek near Bairdstown, adjoining the land of William COMBS and Peter BROWN and by John BLAND. P. 74 December 18, 1805 -[same]
Page 144 - January 9, 1806. Indenture of Robert FENWICK of Franklin County, KY to John ROWAN of the same state for $200, 148 acres in Nelson County, KY on the waters of Jeffersons Creek, a branch of Salt River, beginning at Charles STEWART'S corner, thence northwest and bounded byland of COMBS. (Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)
19 Dec 1805 (Nelson Co., KY Will Book A, page 901) Appraisal of the personal estate of Edward COOMES, decd. by Leavin GREEN, William EDWARDS and John STONE Total 186L 12 sh (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood from "Abstracts of Wills 1785-1820, Nelson Co., KY," compiled by Nelson Co Historical Society)
Notes: See William EDWARDS and John STONE with David COMBS estate records of 1795-1801. Edward COMBS was the s/o John COMBS died 1801, Nelson Co., KY, and h/o Rebecca (WINK?).
1806 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
Notes: The Samuel Combs w/176 acres in Hardin on Nolinn would appear to be the son of John & Alice JOLLY Combs, died 1801, Nelson Co., KY who bequeathed 350 acres on "Short Creek on Rough Creek" to sons, Asa and Samuel; See also Hardin Co., KY1806 Clark Co., Ky. Tax Lists 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Combs &c Researcher Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
List 1 p. 5 July 5
Combs Benj................1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 2blk>16, tot blk=7, 3hr
Combs Cuthbert Jr......1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 1blk>16, tot blk=3, 3hr
Combs Cuthbert Sr......1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 13blk>16, tot blk=33, 15hr
List #1 – Henry Baughman p. 3, 10 Jun. Comes Stephen…1wm>21, 0wm 16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr
13 Jan 1806 Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1804-1808 p. 143 (extracted by Deb Coombs): Richard COMBS Constable within the County of Nelson came into Court and with James COX his security executed and acknowledged their bonds in the penalty of five hundred dollars conditioned as directed by law
10 Feb 1806 Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1804-1808 p. 152 (extracted by Deb Coombs): An appraisement of the estate of Edward COOMBS decd was returned & ordered to record
26 Aug 1806 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) John COOMBES-Betsey REYNOLDS Bond-Henry COTTON Married by Catholic Priest
Notes: probably son of William Sr.
Mary Yoder Notes: married by S. T. Badin (extracted from Nelson Co Pioneer & from re-done Mgs by Nelson Co Roundtable Gen Soc)
1807 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
Notes: John COMBS w/100 acres on Ashes Creek is new. Richard's acreage has increased by 50 to 150. Rebecca, widow of Edward is gone, with Edward's brother, Nelson, administering estate.
Sept 14 1807 Monday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1804-1808 p. 255 (extracted by Deb Coombs): On the application of Hezekiah MURPHY appr of Stephen COMBS ordered that Thomas DUNCAN William STONE and Nicholas ALLISON be appointed inconjunction with the heirs of Joseph COMBS ditto above twentyone years of age in any (......) be Commissioned to convey to the said Hezekiah MURPHY a certain tract or parcel of land described in a bond from the (said?) Joseph COMBS deceased to the said Stephen COMBS with an appraissment (sic) endorsed from him to the said Hezekiah MURPHY and which bond was produced in Court and ordered to record the conveyance to be made agreeable to the tenor of the said bond it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the consideration agreed on has been paid the decedint (sic)
Sept 14 1807 Monday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1804-1808 p. 255 (Extracted by Deb Coombs): Ordered that John COMBS be appointed Surveyor of the road from Nathaniel BROWNS (sic) to the Frankfort road at William BOYLE'S in the room of Coleman DUNCAN and that the same tithables assist him in the execution of that office that were allotted to assist the said DUNCAN
29 Sep 1807 Nelson Co., KY Deed Bk 9 p. 194-6 deed recorded (Excerpted by Deb Coombs): Indenture between William STONE, Thomas Duncan and Niehl (Nehemiah?/Nicholas?) MINORY commissioners "appointed by the Worshipful Court of Nelson to cut in conjuction with Nancy RITCHY one of the heirs of Joseph Combs " witnessed and acknowledged that "Hezekiah MURPHY paid the sum of one hundred pounds to Joseph COMBS "deceased ... "for land lying and being in the County of Nelson and on the Waters of Plunb Run" containing three hundred eigtheen acres and also another tract on Sinall branch on Plum Run containing eighty oneand three fourths acres all part of the same land patent of Joseph COOMBS signed William STONE Thomas DUNCAN Nichl MINORY Nancy RICHY Amdrew (?)COMBS
"Persaonly appeared before the subscribers Justices of the peace and for the County of Nicholas Nancy and Ameliah (?) Combs Grantors in the within Deed and acknowledged the sale 25 Apr 1808 David BYERS Jessee BASKETT Joseph MORGAN Clerk of Nicholas Co., KY certified the above deed 9 Nov 1808
NOTE: See Jefferson Co., KY for 14 Apr 1784: Joseph Coombs land patent of 100 acres on Simpson Creek
1808 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
Notes: Alice "Ailsy" (JOLLY, widow of John COMBS?) is back, as is Rebecca (WINK(?), widow of Edward, Jr.). John COMBS w/100 acres on Ashes Creek in 1807 appears to be the same who is now shown with 100 acres on Simpson's Creek (same land?). Either William Sr. has died, with William Jr. administering his estate (down to 1938.25 from 2000 acres), or the"Jr." is in error. See 1813 land deeds of gift from Wm., Sr. to his children. (According to other, unsubstantiated, sources, William Sr. did not die until 1824). Enoch's 67 acres is now 65.
1808 "The Catholic diocese was created in 1808, the first west of the Alleghany. Clergy at that time, Benedict J. FLAGET, John Baptist DAVID. Subscribers to St. Joseph's Cathedral (Bardstown?): Charles COOMES $50; Walter A. COOMES, $100; Enoch J. COOMES $100; Ignatius S. COOMES $30; John COOMES $100 (trade). (Extracted by Combs Researcher Hannah Friedlander from The Nelson County Pioneer, Vol. I, no. 2, (date 1970's?))
3 Mar 1808 Nelson Co., KY, Deed Bk 6 p. 641 (extracted by Bob Moore) Obediah TRAUX and Eleanor, his wife, to William McMAKIN 67 acres on northside of Turkey Run adjacent to Edward Coombs for $335.00
16 May 1808 Monday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1804-1808 p. 314 (extracted by Deb Coombs): For reasons appearing to this Court ordered that Francis COOMES be exempted from the future payment of levez (sic levies)
16 May1808 Monday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1803-1808 p. 315 (extracted by Deb Coombs): Richard K. CALVERT & Richard COOMES claim one pays attendance each for the defendant services in a court case of ELLIOTT vs DAVIS
19 Dec 1808 Nelson Co., KY Executor Bonds, 1804-1813, p. 132) William GRAY, guardian of Samuel COOMBS, infant orphan of Asa COOMBS dec'd, securities Nelson COOMBS and Hezekiah MURPHY, amount $1000. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Hannah C. Friedlander from Nelson County Pioneer, XII, 1, Summer 1988, from (Nelson County) Executor Bonds, 1804-1813) NOTE: This same record is recorded in Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1808-1811)
HCF Notes: Asa COOMBS married 23 Dec 1794, Nelson Co., KY, Sarah GRAY [daughter of Drakeford GRAY]. The above William GRAY was Sarah's brother, and Nelson COOMBS was brother to Asa (Ref. for William being Sarah's brother: Nelson County Pioneer, IX, 2, Fall 1985, from Nelson County KY Deed Book 6: p. 491. March 7, 1803, Drakeford GRAY of Gallatin Co. to William GRAY, 5 s., love and parental affection, 101 acres, Simpsons Creek.).Asa COOMBS, who died 7 Oct 1807, apparently had only one child by Sarah GRAY, the above Samuel, born 30 Aug 1795. Asa married (2) 1 Nov 1798, Franklin Co., KY, Zilphia HACKLEY (See their Bible Record). See also Hardin Co., KY.
1809 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
Notes: Samuel Combs with 113 acres on Chaplin Creek still on this list; however, the 171 and 84 acre tracts in Hardin Co., KY are no longer listed. Enoch's 65 is back up to 67. John w/100 acres on Simpson Creek is now John with 100 on Ash's Creek again(?). William's 1938 acres reduced to 1934.1809 Tax Lists Clark Co., Ky. 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Combs &c Researcher Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
List #2 p. 3 Jun.15 Combs Cuthbert Sr.....1wm>21, 16blk>16, tot blk=38, 19hr
Jun 1809 Nelson Co., KY Records. Deposition of Edward COMBS in a case regarding Combs Land, states he was the brother of John COOMBES and gave him bond for land in KY. Bond includes phrase: "Edward COOMESof Bedford County, Penn. [in] 1784." (Researcher Dixie Hibbs to Combs Researcher Lourene Criddle in ref. John & Alice JOLLY Combs. See also 1818 below which also identifies Edward as (by then) 82 years of age [b ca1735], but lists John COMBS as his uncle.
24 Aug.1809 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) John COON [COOM?] -Elizabeth GREER; Bond-Samuel GREER, father of bride. Married by Methodist Minister; Nelson Co., KY.
1810 Nelson Co. KY Census (Transcribed by Carolyn Wimp from microfilm copy; page numbers added by C. Hammett from census index; re-arranged in page order, but pages may not be same as census copy)
William COMBS-1 m-over 45; 1 f-26-45
Nelson COMBS- 2 m-under 10; 2 m-10-16; 1 m-16-26; 1 m-26-45; 1f-10-16; 2 f-16-26; 1 f-26-45
Rebecca COMBS-2 m-under 10 1 m-10-16 1 m-16-26; 1 f-under 10; 1 f-10-16; 1 f-26-45
Jno COMBS- 1 m-under 10; 1 m-26-45; 1 f-under 10; 1 f-16-26; 1f-26-45 [p 16 or 20]
Francis COMBS-1 m-over 45; 1 f-16-26 1 f-over 45
Edward COMBES-1 m-under 10; 1 m-10-16; 1 m-over 45; 1 f-under10; 1f-16-26; 1 f-over 45
Thomas COMBS- 1 m-under 10; 1 m-26-45; 1 f-under 10; 1 f-16-26
Walter COMBS- 3 m-under 10; 2 m-10-16; 1 m-26-45; 2 f-under 10; 1f-26-45
Leonard COMBS 1 m-under 10; 1 m-10-16; 1 m-26-45; 1 f-26-45
John COMBS- 1 m-under 10; 1 m-26-45; 1 f-under 10; 1 f-26-45
[p 20 or 16]
William COMBS-4 m-under 10; 1 m-26-45; 3 f-under 10; 1 f-10-16; 1f-16-26; 1 f-26-45
Enock COMBS- 3 m-under 10; 3 m-10-16; 1 m-16-26; 1 m-over 45; 1 f-under 10; 1 f-16-26; 1 f-26-45
Saml COMBS- 1 m-26-45; 1 m-over 45; 1 f-over 45
1810 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists (no dates given)
Notes: Nelson has gained 40 acres. Anna
is gone, but was
same as Nancy, who is listed with 188 acres (88 of it that of David d
perhaps?) Edin with 100 acres on Simpson: Is he Edward or an Adin?
p. 11 Jun. 23 Combs Cuthbert Sr.....1wm>21, 15blk>16, tot blk=38, 19hr
6 Jan 1810 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Benjamin COOMBES -Sally GILMON [nb: GILMORE?]; Bond-Benjamin TRUAX Married by Methodist Minister
Notes: Benjamin, son of Edward & Rebecca STILLWELL Combs?
Mary Yoder Adds: both Benjamin and Sally over aged 21; married by W Stallard (extracted from Nelson Co Pioneer & from re-done Mgs by Nelson Co Roundtable Gen Soc)
19 Feb 1810 Monday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1808-1811 p. 107 (extracted by Deb Coombs): Richard COOMES a Constable within this County came into Court and with William LIVERS his security renewed his bond according to law
27 Dec 1810 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Nancy COOMBES- Lewis KENDALL ; Bond-John PARTLOW Anna COMBES, mother of bride, Nelson Co., KY.
Notes: Anna may be the same Nancy/Anna, widow of David died 1801, with Nancy being one of their two children. Since Anna "Nancy" is not on 1810 census, she is possibly "hiding" in HH of a SIMPSON (if, in fact, she is the Nancy SIMPSON who married David in 1789). Seeking to identify Lewis KENDALL. See also 1820-1 Stephen KENDALL.
1811 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Edward has dropped 9 acres; Nelson has dropped 40; Enoch has gained 2. Is "Tamy/Fanny" actually Anna "Nancy" of the 188 acres in1810? Charles has appeared for the first time and may be the same whose brother-in-law was Joseph-Josiah SMITH in 1814 Nelson Co records.
24 Jan 1811 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Ruth COOMBS-Ralph BROWN; Bond-Nelson COOMBS, father John BROWN, father Married by Methodist Minister, Nelson Co., KY.
Notes: The marriage performed by W. Stallard (extracted by Deb Coombs from The Marriage Register of Nelson County KY 1793-1799 on file at the Bardstown Library in Nelson Co., KY: no author listed. Ruth was a daughter of Nelson and Hannah (GLOVER?) Combs. Ralph Brown and his family were in Spencer Co., KY by 1840. See also Spencer Co., KY for land records of Ralph's estate.
17 Feb 1811 Monday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1811-1814 p. 37 (extracted by Deb Coombs)" Richard COOMES a Constable of Nelson being permitted by the Court executed bond in the penalty of $1000 with William LIVERS & Hezchial MURPHY his Security Conditions according to law
Feb 1812 William LIVERS and Hezekiah MURPHY posted bond for Richard COOMES (extracted by Sue Elfving from Kentucky Ancestors v. 34 Winter 1998 "Lost Records of Nelson County Kentucky")
1812 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Richard has dropped 50 acres. Anna/Nancy is landless (again?).
10 May 1813 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Catharine COOMES -George CLEMENTS Bond-Alexander McCOWN Enoch COOMES, father of bride, Nelson Co., KY.
1813 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Samuel's 113 acres on Chaplin's Creek now referred to as Hungry Run(?). William Sr.'s mega-acre spread is missing, see deed transfers 1813-1816. A. Thomas appears to have been Thomas, son of William, Sr. Nancy is missing.
2 Jun 1813 Montgomery Co., VA Deed Book E, pg 441. This Indenture made.... Thomas COOMBS attorny for Amos COOMBS of the County of Nelson and state of KY ... and Abner DOBBINS of the County of Montgomery ....Amos COOMBS did so many years ago bargain and sell unto...Dobbins...land estimated @ two hundred and fifty acres.... (Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)
DC Note: Amos COOMBS (son of Samuel Mary WILKS/CHESTNUT Combs) is on Nelson Co., KY tax lists from 1811-13, but by 1814, resided in Hardin Co., KY (tax lists).
Deeds and/or Deeds of gift from William COOMBS/COOMES/COMBS and Frances his wife from Nelson Co., KY Deed Book 7 (extracted and abstracted by Deb Coombs)
20 Jun 1814 p. 187 : Hezekial MURPHY & Sarah his wife sold to Richard COOMES both of Nelson Co., KY a tract of 150 acres"on East side of Simpsons Crk being part of a Survey entered & patented in the name of Matthew & Cuthbert HARRISON containin 150 acres for $466.66.
ca 1814 (Nelson Co., KY Militia Co of Nathaniel GRIGSBY) John COMBS (WC-23459, Index to War of 1812 Pensions Files, Vol , Virgil D. White)
20 Feb 1814 - 21 Jul 1815 (Clark Co., KY WB3) Will of Cuthbert COMBS who bequeaths: "to my two sons Fielding Alexander COMBS and Ennis COMBS one thousand  acres of land lying on Sympsons _re_(?) Creek in Nelson County and adjoining Wm. BRASEAR'S ' Preem___ion(?) on the upper end and extending up the creek for quantity to have and to hold to them and there heirs in fee simple" (Combs Researcher Ken Greenhalgh)
Notes: See Cuthbert Combs, born ca 1745, Stafford Co, VA, son of John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.
1814 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: John COMBS of the 100-acre Ashes or Simpson's Creek appears to be the same as John of Jack's Creek. Charles of Buffalo Creek appears to be the same as the Charles who follows (brother-in-law of Joseph-Josiah SMITH. Either William Sr. is deceased, or he has effected a distribution of his estate. Given that he is not found on the 1810 census as a Head of Household, or on the 1813 tax list, he may have died in 1806, the year that Wm. Jr. is listed with his land. In 1813, he was listed with 1933 acres. The above acreage equals:
|John COOMBS||100||Stewarts Ck|
|Wm COOMBS, Jr||92||Stewarts Ck|
|Wm. COOMBS, Jr.||232.5||Stewarts Ck|
|Enoch COOMBS||92||Stewarts Ck|
|Enoch COOMBS||280.5||Stewarts Ck|
|Wm COOMBS||494||Stewarts Ck|
|Wm COOMBS||9||Stewarts Ck: See|
|Tho A. COOMBS||200||Stewarts Ck|
|Thos. A.||105||Cox's Ck|
|Walter A.P. COOMBS||300||Cox's Ck|
Stewart's Creek = 1500 acres total. Cox's Creek = 405 total for a grand total of 1905 (implying that daughters received no part of estate, or that the Cox's Creek was separate land?*). The distributions per individual appear to have been: William, 503 acres; Enoch, 372. 5acres; Wm. Jr., 322.5; Thomas A., 305 acres; Walter A. P., 300 acres; John, 100 acres. NOTE: See disposition of this land of William's land in 1813-1816 when he gives deeds of gifts to his children. See 28 Jun 1815 when William Coomes Jr. and wife Rachel sells the 9 acre tract on Stewarts Crk.
21 Nov 1814 MondayNelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1811-1814 p. 300 (extracted by Judy Cobin) The last will and Testament of Samuel COOMBS deceased was proved by the oath of Francis DAVIS and ordered to be certified NOTE: Deb Coombs has looked at the Nelson Co., KY will book and can find no will for Samuel Coombs between Nov 1814 through 1816)
22 Nov 1814 Tuesday Nelson Co., KY Court Order Book 1811-1814 p. 310 (extracted by Deb Coombs): John BULLOCK who processioned (sic) the settlement and preemption of William COOMBS made his report which being examined by the court it is ordered to be Executed
26 Nov 1814 Probated 22 Apr 1817 Nelson Co., KY Will Book C, page 521: Will of Josephalias Josiah SMITH, decd. Statement of Horacia OSBURN said J. SMITH was a private soldier in Capt Martin HAWKINS Co in 17th Regiment of US Infantry, being about to depart this life, the 26rh day of November 1814 and being in his proper senses, requested said OSBURN to certify to said SMITH'S friends that he willed his worldly goods to Charles COOMES wife, his sister, living in Nelson Co., KY, part consisting of horse, saddle and bridle and all the money left by this decendent in the hands of said COOMES and all negro property in the State of Maryland; and then willed the balance of any property, real and personal, to his brother Roger SMITH of Nelson Co., KY, (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood from Abstracts of Wills 1785-1820, Nelson Co., KY, compiled by Nelson Co Historical Society)
Notes: Although not yet identified, Charles may have been of the Combs-Smith families of Charles Co, MD, and is probably Charles of Buffalo Creek (See also Josiah SMITH of Charles MD and Charles COOMES of 1816 below).
1815 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Since Rebecca's 140 acres is now identified as Jack Creek also, John COMBS of Simpson's (a.k.a. Ash's?) Creek may be close kin (See also 1816 tax lists re Ash's Creek). Samuel COOMBS 113 acres on Chap. Cr. missing.
28 Jun 1815 Nelson Co., KY Deed Bk 11 p. 444 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): "Wm COOMBS & Rachel his wife of the county of Ohio and State of Kentucky " sold to Michael RENTCH of the County of Nelson a tract "containing nine acres & forty eight perch" and all appurtences known by the name of John Conoway for $100. NOTE: Rachel signed by her mark See Article Nelson Record, Tuesday, Dec 20, 1898 . See also Daviess Co., Ky for record of his will.
24 Feb 1816 Nelson Co., KY Deed Bk p. 378 William COOMES "for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he the said William hath for the said Leonard COOMBS" and "also for the consideration of one dollar" sold a parcel "lying on the waters of Stewarts Creek on which the said Leonard now lives being part of said Wms six hundred acre survey" NOTE: There was no relationship between William and Leonard designated in this land indenture.
12 May 1816 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Elizabeth COOMES - John MILLIGAN Bond-John COOMES Married by Methodist Minister
Notes: Elizabeth unidentified.
1816 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Samuel Combs I of Loudoun VA and Chaplin's Creek, Nelson Co., KY, has died (between 1814 and 1816), and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (earlier widow of Thomas WILLIAMS), is now listed. Is it significant that neither appears on the 1815 Nelson KY tax lists? No further record of Elizabeth or the land on Chaplin's Creek, is found in Nelson Co., KY, but could she have been same whom John MILLIGAN married above? Also note that Edward's and Nelson's land is now shown as Ash's Creek, and that John's land has increased by 50 acres.
16 May-18 June 1816 (Charles Co., MD Land Records. JB-11, p. 351) Charles COOMES of Nelson Co., Ky. to William Penn FORD of Charles Co., Md. for $600 US. Coomes Purchase 100 ac ; Wharton's Purchase, 50 ac ; Wharton's Chance, 18 ac . wit: William BROWNER, H. CLAGGETT. Recorded at request of George H. SPALDING. (Land Records of Charles Co. -Coombs/Coomes family, Transcribed and contributed by Combs Researcher Carol Collins, and provided to the Charles Co MD Gen Web Archives. See Copyright Restrictions)
16 Jun 1816 Nelson Co., KY Deed Bk 11 p.468 abstracted by Deb Coombs Edward COOMBE sold to William CLARK both of Nelson Co., KY, land "Being part of a two thousand ares pantened (sic in the name of Leven POWELL on the waters of Simpsons Creek" "containing six acres and eight poles" for $36.00
18 July 1816 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Sarah COOMBES -Samuel BROWN; Bond-Nelson COOMBES, father Married by Methodist Minister, Nelson Co., KY.
14 Jun 1817 - 18 Dec 1820 (Nelson Co., KY Will Book D, Page 217) Will of Edward COOMBS, decd. Wife Rebeath [Rebecca] (Rebeeca) to have plantation for life and be exec. After her death sons Benjamin and Andrew will be exec. to sell estate and divide between 7 children and grandson William who will have an equal share. Children: Minum [Mariam] (Meriam), Sarah, Alice, Benjamin, Rebeah [Rebcah] (Rebecah), Hannah [Hannah C.], Andrew; grandson William. Wit: Nelson, John & Asa COOMBS. Written 14 Jun 1817, prob 18 Dec 1820 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood from Abstracts of Wills 1785-1820, Nelson Co., KY, compiled by Nelson Co. Historical Society)
Notes: [Bracketed names] are as spelled in Hires Mss. per Combs Researcher Ray Montgomery; and names in (parentheses) per Combs Researcher Hannah C. Friedlander (as versus this source). This is Major Edward I of Tonoloways, brother of John I, died Nelson, 1801 (See 1808 and 1818 below), and husband of Rebecca (STILLWELL?) A more detailed abstract shows:
14 Jun 1817 - 18 Dec 1820 Nelson Co., KY WB D, p. 218, Will of Edward COOMBS, gives to wife Rebeath COOMBS the plantation on which he now lives, for her support during her natural life, and her bed and furniture, and one cow. Executors to make out a fair list of inventory of the estate and have the whole sold at 9 months credit, horses, cattle,sheep, hogs, beds and bed furniture, farming utensils, plows, hoes, kitchen furniture, or anything else. After just debts are paid out of the moveables estate, the proceeds are to be for the use of his wife, and ather death the said land to be sold at one year's credit, and the money equally divided among his seven children, giving grandson William who is now living with testator an equal part if he lives until he is 21 years of age. Appoints two sons Benjamin COOMBS and Andrew COOMBS as executors. Then names seven children, Minerva COOMBS, Sarah COOMBS, Ailce COOMBS, Benjamin COOMBS, Hannah COOMBS, Andrew COOMBS,and grandson William . June 14, 1817. Nelson COOMBS, John COOMBS and Asa COOMBS , witnesses. Probated December18, 1820. Benjamin COOMBS qualified and entered into bond of $1,000 with John COOMBS his Surety. Andrew COOMBS given permission to qualify if he chooses. (Extracted by Researcher Phyllis Hill for the Combs &c. Research Group from NELSON COUNTY KENTUCKY RECORDS, Volume I, Bettie Cummings Cook C.G., Kentucky Record Series, Volume #15, COOK PUBLICATIONS, 3318 Wimberg Ave. Evansville, IN 47712, 812-424-4488, page 197)
Full transcription by Carl D. Martin transcribed the will from thecopy that was on display in The Switzerland County Museum at Vevay:
In the Name of God Amen; I Edward Coombs, of Nelso(n) county and State of Kentucky being in my health and my right reson calling to mind that it is appointed once for all men to die and as in health pleased God to Bless me with some worldly goods which I wish disposed of in maner and form as followith: that is first and princ. to say that I resign my Soul to God who gave it to me and next my body to be buried in decent maner at the desire of my friends and executors and I give to my wife Rebecah Coombs the plantation which I now live on for her support during her natural life and her bed and bed furniture, one cow and my executors to make out a fairlist of every article of my whole estate and have the whole of it sold at 9 months circ.-horses, creatures, cattle, sheep, hogs, beds and bed furniture, farming utensils, plows, hoes, kitchen furniture or anything or article belonging to my estate, every article that I have give before signing this note not to be in my list. Order of executors to pay all honest debts out of my movable estate and the balance of said estate to before the use of my wife and at her disposal. the said land to be sold and all the remainder of my property to be sold at 12 months credit and the said money to be equally divided amongst my 7 children, giving my grandson William who is now living with me an equal part if helives with me until he is 21 years of age, and I do appoint my two sons Benjamin and Andrew Coombs to be my lawful executors, making void every other will or wills heretofore made by me. Confirming this to be my last Will and Testament-I will mention my 7 childrens names. First Miriam, 2 Sarah, 3 Alice, 4 Benjamin, 5 Rebecah, 6 Hannah, 7 Andrew, 8 my grandson illiam.
Whole of every part of my property to be sold and if my heirs is agreed each of them to collect when sold. I desire my executors to let them collect if not for them-their own; but if neglect to collect estate more than they took in. Witnes whereof I have heretofore fixt my hand and seal this 12th day of June in the Year of Our Lord
1814. Edward Coombs (SEAL)
4 Feb1817 Nelson Co., KY, Deed Book 12, Page 164 "This Indenture made this fourth day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventeen between Benjamin N Mitchell and Mary Ann his wife of the county of Nelson and commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and Thomas Wathan of the same count of the other part...a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres more or less situated on the waters of stewarts creek in the said county of Nelson being the same land which was conveyed by William Coomes to the said Mitchell by deed bearing date the 26th day of July eighteen hundred and thirteen..." submitted by Shirley Brinly
S Brinly Notes: Mary Ann Coombs (Coomes) is the natural daughter of William Coomes, Sr. and Frances (Jane) Greenleaf Coomes. Also see land record 26 Jul 1813 above.
1817 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
1818 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Notes: Polly is new. Could she be Mary, widow of Andrew II?
28 Jan 1818 Nelson Co., KY Loose Papers."Deposition of Edward COOMBES taken at the home of Amos DAVIS in Nelson County [KY] on Wednesday the 28th day of January 1818 between the hours of 11 oclock in the morning and 4 oclock in the afternoon to ____as evidence in a Suit in Chancery now pending in the Nelson County Circuit Court Wherein John COMES complainant and Andrew HYNES Heirs and executors_____. This Deponent aged 82 years [bca 1735] and duly ___ deposaeth and sayeth That some time in the month of March 1797 he was a the House of Colonel Andrew HYNES who informed this Deponent that he had ___all his land business with his uncle John COMES (The father of the complainant) and found himself indebted to the said John COMES three hundred and twenty acres of land for which he had given his Due Bill___ to him out of a tract of land on the waters of Rough Creek which this deponent understood to be part of a larger tract and that the said John COMES was to have his choice out of the whole tract__- should be laid off to him. This deponent also stated that he understood the said HYNES at the same time ____William R. HYNES was to survey the land for the said John COMES. This deponent also stated that he understood the this___out of which John COMES was to have the named 320 acres was held jointly by Andrew HYNES and Philip PHILLIPS. This deponent states that sometime after the death of Andrew HYNE She saw the Due Bill in the hands of William R. HYNES in favor of the said John COMES against the said Andrew which corresponded with what the said Andrew had before told this deponent he had given John COMES. This deponent furtherstated that he understood from William R. HYNES that he had possession of the due bill for the purpose of laying off the land agreeable to the said John COME and by the direction of Andrew HYNES. This deponen further states that John COMES, father of the complainant, made the choice of Colonel HYNES sometime in the year 1785___ and the price John COMES paid Andrew HYNES for the land was twenty pounds Kentucky currency per said acres and further the Deponent sayeth not. Edward COOMBE Thomas DUNCAN Justice of the Peace for the County hereby certify that the foregoing Deponent Edward COOMBE was taken subscribed and sworn to at the___ first named given under my hand this 28th day of January 1818. Thomas DUNCAN JPNC," Transcribed by Researcher Connie Butterfield from copy of original (torn document) w/both provided to Combs Researcher Thom Mont)
Notes: The above deposition was by Major Edward COOMBS I of Tonoloways (husband of Rebecca STILLWELL). His reference to "uncle John COMES" appears to indicate that Andrew HYNES' mother was sister to Major Edward and his brother, John COMBS I of Tonoloways (husband of Alice JOLLY). The complainant would thus have been John COMBS II, son of John & Alice JOLLY Combs I. See also 1809 Nelson deposition whereby Major Edward refers to his brother, John COMBS.
1 Aug 1818 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) John COMBS-Fanny HARRISON; Bond-James BARD; Married by Baptist Minister; Nelson Co., KY.
Notes: According to John's War of 1812 Pension File, he died in 1861 at Chaplin, Nelson Co., KY, having served in Nathaniel GRIGSBY'S militia company. Questions: Was Chaplin near/on Chaplin Creek where Samuel COMBS of Loudoun Co VA resided by 1795? John's ancestry? Fannie's? (See possible earlier HARRISON connections)
Mary Yoder Notes: both John and Fanny over the age of 21 (Extracted from Nelson Co Pioneer and from Mgs by Nelson Co Roundtable Gen Soc
11 Aug 1818 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Abigail COOMBS -Jonah LUCAS; Bond-Nelson COOMBS Consent Bond-Mary COOMBS, mother Wit. To Consent-Uriah COOMBS & Nelson COOMBS Married by Methodist Minister; Nelson Co., KY.
Notes: Abigail was the daughter of Andrew COOMBS II, deceased, according to 1832 Loudoun Co,VA Records. See 1821 Nelson Co., KY marriage of William & Mary COOMBS Coombs, the latter sister (or half-sister?) of Abigail. See also the 1811 Loudoun Co, VA marriage of Andrew and Abigail ODEN (aka IDEN) Combs. Did Andrew II marry twice, first to Abigail ODEN, thence to Mary? Was Abigail COOMBS Lucas the same whom William COMBS married in 1871 in Owen Co, IN (his sister-in-law?)?
27 Dec 1818 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Betsey COOMES -Ignatius MEDCALF; Bond-Jonathan SIMPSON. Wm. COOMES, father of bride, Nelson Co., KY.
1 Feb 1819 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Ignatius COOMES - Elizabeth C. ROBY Bond- Josias ROBY
1819 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
1820 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
1820 Nelson Co., KY Census Index P. 181: Walter COOMES
P. 183: John COMBS
P. 193: Charles COOMES
P. 198: William COOMES; Enoch COOMES; Ignatius COOMES
P. 205: Francis COOMES; Richard COOMES
9 Aug 1820 (Nelson Co., KY Marriage Bonds) Francis COOMES-Mary MEDCALF; Bond-Ignatius MEDCALF Consent Bond-Wm.COOMES, grandfather of Francis Married by Catholic Priest
22 Dec 1820 - 15 Jan 1821 Appraisal of Estate of Edward COOMBS approved. Appraised by Leven GREEN, Nelson COOMBS, James HEADY. Sale of personal estate on 1-15-1821; same name buyers; Uriah [son of Nelson], William [grandson], Edward [possible son of young Edward], John [son or nephew], Benjamin [son]. (Combs Researcher Hannah C. Friedlander)
15 Jan 1821 (Nelson Co., KY WB1: page 226) Inventory of the estate of Edward COOMBE, Benj. COOMBS, executor. Purchasers:
Jas GREGORY-1 barshon(?) plough and clevis
Uriah COOMBES-1 han saw and dicer(?)
Wm COOMBES-1 matax and iron wege, 2 chissels and drawing knife, shovel and pitch fork
Jas MILES-1 weading hoe
Wm COOMBES-1 wedding(?) hoe
Eli MILLS-1 large chain
Wm COOMBS-1 ax and small oven
John WOOTTEN-1 small ax
Joseph PITTMAN-1 large kittle
Wm COOMBES-1 small pot
Eli MILLS-1 large pot
Wm COOMBES-1 basket
Edw'd COOMBES-2 bee hives
Henry EVE-5 barrels of corn
Thomas R. CALVERT-10 barrels of corn
Henry RUSSEL-5 barrels of corn
John COOMBES, Sr.-2 sickles, 1 sow and 3 pigs
Benj COOMBES-1 bed and furniture
Wm GREGORY-1 bed and furniture
Wm COOMBES-cupboard ware't corck and coffee mill
John ASH-1 pair of stillards(?)
Wm TRUAX-1 pewter dish
Wm COOMBES-1 table and four flower barrels
Benj'n COOMBES-1 set of knives and forks
Henry EVES-trace chains and sheep skins
Wm COOMBES-2 water pails, churn tray and sifter
Henry RUSSEL-1 roan mare
Benjn COOMBES-1 small mare
Saml TRUAX-1 coalt
Wm COOMBES-1 oat stack
Stilwell HEADY-9 head of sheep
Eli MILLS-1 spotted sow
Wm GREGORY-5 shoats
Peter BRIME-5 shoats
Wm TRUAX-1 red cow
Wm COOMBES-1 cow
Nathanl BROWN-1 cow
Edward COOMBES-1 heiffer
Stephen KENDALL-1 heiffer
Saml TRUAX-1 calf
Wm COOMBES-1 still tub and cedar barrel
Uriah COOMBES-1 flax wheel
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
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