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Allegany County, Maryland was established in 1789 from Washington (organized from Frederick in 1776). Garrett was established from Allegany in 1872.

Note: Allegany Co, MD was adjacent to Hardy (later Grant), Hampshire (later Mineral) and Monongalia (later Preston) Cos VA (WV) as well as now-Fulton (then Fayette) Co PA, and near to the Tonoloways Settlement of Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Also note that marriages performed by Reverend Shaw, a traveling preacher, may have been performed in either Allegany, Hardy or Hampshire Cos.


1793 Tax Assessment of Allegany Co MD
3rd district, Willstown hundred
John COMBS, 1 lot

(Provided to Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs by Researcher Susan Tyson, 21 July 1998)


26 Feb 1793 Allegany Co MD. Cuthbert COMBS married Abigail TRIMBLE by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1800 Allegany Co MD Census

P. 25

COOMBS, Cuth.
1 male 26-44 (b 1756-1774); 2 males 0-9
1 female 16-25; 2 females 0-9
no other entries (slaves, etc.)

COOMBS, John (b 1756-1774)
1 male 26-44; 2 males 0-9
1 female 26-44; 2 females 0-9
no other entries (slaves, etc.)

(Combs Researcher Pat Orton)


1803 Allegany Co MD Deeds. Catherine, Abigail, John, COMBS et. al to John TRIMBLE, Jr. D 56

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


Estate of John Trimble,Sr. - Cuthbert Combs

Early Allegany County Records 1787-1825
Cresap Chapter, D.A.R., 1964
Administrations

p. 92 August 9, 1803
TRIMBLE, JOHN SR., estate. John Trimble, Jr., administrator.
...Accounts paid to: Micheal Oswalt, appraiser
George Bruce, clerk.
John Holtzman, cryer.

February 14, 1804
TRIMBLE, JOHN SR., estate. John Trimble, Jr., administrator.
Second accounting.
...Accounts paid to: Edward Grimes; John Snediger

p. 95 August 13, 1805
TRIMBLE, JOHN SR., estate. Final Accounting
John Trimble, Jr., administrator.
Margarate [sic] Trimble, widow.
Cuthbert Combs, William Shaw, Kelita Potter, Peter Crow, John Trimble.

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


Allegany Co, MD Records 1795-1806 v. 5 Abstracts of Land Records

Cresap Chapter, D.A.R. 1969

Deed Bk. D., p. 9. recorded 9 Aug 1803

Deed made between Henry Trimble of the North Western Territory, eldest son of John Trimble late of Allegany County, deceased, and John Trimble Jr., also of Allegany County, for land in Allegany County known as Lots #3394 and 4019, each containing 50 acres, and 28 acres of land known as “Stoney Battery” conveyed to John Trimble, deceased, by Edward Grymes on November 1, 1794. John Trimble Sr. died intestate and for the sum of 50 pounds current money, John Trimble Jr., bought from Henry Trimble all rights, titles and interest in the above mentioned. Margaret, wife of John Trimble, Sr., relinquished her right of dower unto John Trimble, Jr.

Deed Bk. D., p. 56 recorded 5 October 1803

John Trimble of Allegany County, Maryland and died intestate and left Lots #3393 containing 50 acres; Lot #3394 containing 50 acres and also one entire tract of land called “Stoney Battery” containing 28 acres conveyed by deed from Edward Grimes unto the said John Trimble dated November 1, 1794. Sophia, Margaret, Catherine wife of Peter Crow, and Abigail, wife of Cuthbert Combs, and Margaret, wife of John Combs, all daughters of said John Trimble sold to John Trimble, Jr., for fifty pounds each, their share of the estate.

Deed Bk. D., p. 81 recorded 29 October 1803

Kelita Potter and Catherine his wife, of Allegany County, Maryland, sold to John Trimble, Jr. for fifty pounds, one-childs part of Lots #3393, 3394, and 4017 [sic] containing 50 acres each and one entire tract of land called “Stoney Battery” containing 28 acres. Catherine Potter, daughter of John Trimble, Sr., executor of the estate, as John Trimble, Sr. died inetestate.

Deed Bk. D, p. 90 recorded 28 May 1804

John Tremble, Sr. of Allegany County dying intestate, William Shaw and Charlotte his wife, being the daughter of John Tremble and owner of Lots #3393, 3394, and 4019 sold to John Tremble, Jrs. said lots known as “Stoney Battery” each containing 50 acres.

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


1804 Allegany Co MD Deeds. John COOMBS to Cudbert COMBS D 229

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1804 Allegany Co MD Deeds. John and Margaret [TRIMBLE] Combs to John COOMBS D 229

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1807 Allegany Co MD Deeds. Abigail [TRIMBLE] and Cudbert COMBS to William WARD E 214

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1807 Allegany Co MD Deeds. Abigail [TRIMBLE] and Cudbert COMBS to Moses PORTER M 618

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


16 May 1809 Married: Abigail COMBS & John WORKMAN by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD; a.k.a. Abey, date nts: 5/161/809 per Allegany County Marriages in Date Order (1791-1825))


1810 Allegany Co MD Census Index

4th District

P. 043
John COMBS
Cuthbert COMBS

1810 Allegany Co, MD Census

Series: M252 Roll: 14 Page: 29-30

5th Election District

Jno Combs 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0

Cuthbert Combs 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 0

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


18 Mar 1814 - 10-22-1832 Will of Andrew BRUCE of Allegheny Co., Md. Dated 18 Mar 1814, proved Maryland 01 Apr 1815, proved Hampshire VA 22 Oct 1832. No wife. Eight Children: 1-Susannah, of Frederick Co. [MD? VA?], 400 acres in Hardy Co. [VA]; 2- William (dec'd, to his sons, Daniel, Andrew, and George, 250 acres in Hardy Co); 3- Helen, 4- Norman Murdock, 5-Bruce, 6- George, 7-Charles, 8-Andrew. Exec., George, Charles, Helen, and Andrew. Wit., John and Margaret COMBS, John WORKMAN.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens from Early Records of Hampshire Co., VA, Clara McC Sage & Laura S. Jones, An Alphabetically Arranged Synopsis of Wills; Books I to XXI; Many found only in the original Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia))

Notes: John WORKMAN m 16 May 1809, Allegany Co, MD, Abigail COMBS.


06 Oct 1815 Allegany Co MD Marriage Book 1. Married: Hannah COMBS & John PORTER of Sam.

(Extracted from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs who adds "Marriage Book 1")


20 Apr 1816 Allegany Co MD. Married: John COMBS & Barsheba DRAKE by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD; "Bersheba" per Allegany County Marriages in Date Order (1791-1825))

Notes: John & Bathsheba DRAKE Combs later removed to Holmes Co, OH.


1818/01/17 Allegany Co MD. Married: POTTER, David & COBUS (CORBUS), MARGARET, bride nts: COMBS

(Allegany County Marriages in Date Order (1791-1825))


1819 Allegany Co MD Petition List

P. 257
John COMBES
William COMBES

(Census CD - Source not known)


1820 US Census Index, Allegany Co, MD

p. 13
David POTTER

p. 15
Cuthbert COMBS
John COMBS
Thomas DAWSON

p. 16
John PORTER

p. 17
John PORTER
Elijah COMBS
John WORKMAN
John of C. COMBS

Series: M33 Roll: 40

Page: 20

5th Election District

John Combs of C 000010 01010
Cuthbert Combs 020001 11101
John Combs 000101 00301

Source: Thom Carlson; submitted by Matthew Combs


14 Aug 1820 Married: Margaret COMBS & Thomas DAWSON by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


03 May 1821 Married: Catharine COMBS & George DRAKE by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


03 Aug 1822 Married: Margaret COMBS & Josiah PORTER by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD; "Marg't" per Allegany County Marriages…)


06 Dec 1824 Married: Patsey COMBS & John EASTER by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)

Search Words: Martha


Early Allegany County Records 1787-1825

Cresap Chapter, D.A.R., 1964

Wills...

p. 72

TRIMBLE, JOHN, JR.
Dec. 9, 1823
wife: Elizabeth Trimble
sons: Enoch Trimble, Henry Trimble, Samuel Trimble, John Trimble, Noah Trimble, Daniel Trimble, Joseph A. Trimble.
dtrs: Ester, Elizabeth, Margaret, Ann.
exrs: Elisha Combs, William Ridgeley
wit.: John Porter, John Combs, William Mire.

Military lot #3393 on which the residence was located is mentioned as part of this estate.

Administrations...

p. 178 March 8, 1825

TRIMBLE, JOHN estate. Elisha Combs and William Ridgeley, executors.

Cash received from: Elizabeth Trimble, Moses McKenzie, Seth Harding, Anthony Arnold, Ephriam Liley, Gustavus Beall, Johnsey Arnold, John Booze, William McMahon, Lawrence Speelman.

Accounts paid to: William Critchfield, John McNeill, Peter A. McCleery, Janett Clay, Robert McClary, Jacob Snyder, Samuel P. Smith, Brice W. Howard, Josiah Porter.

Will of John Trimble, Jr.

In the name of God amen I John Trimble of Allegany County and State of Maryland being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Considering the Certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and there by be the better prepared to leave this world when it may please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following

that is to say

first and principle I commit my Soul in to the hands of all mighty God and my body to Earth

I will and direct that one fourth an acre of land where burying ground is at this time on lot number 3393 be reserved for a burying place not to be disposed of for ever.

I give and devise unto my beloved wife Elisabeth so much of my present residence as is contained in lot number 3393 and that part of my land labled pond lick also that part called Calcutty for and during her natural life or so long as she shall remain my widow and after my wifes marrige or death it is my will that one of my sonsshall take the said land at a fare valuation giving the eldest sons the preferance the valuation to be made by two disinterested men to be appointed by the orphans court for that purpose

I will and bequeath unto my said wife the whole of my personal Estate goods and Chattels of what kind and nature for and during the term aforesaid that is during her natural life or so long as she shall remain single and after my wifes marriage or death I will and bequeath unto my son Enoch one negrow girl named Jane.

and it is my desire that the whole of my personal Estate after the marrige or death of my be sold by my executors here in after named on a Credit of twelve months and the money arising from such sale or sales to be Equaly divided among my Children that is to say Ester Henry Samuel Enoch John Noah Daniel Joseph Elisabeth Margrate and Ann shear and shear alike.

it is my will and desire that the whole of the remainder of my Real Estate be sold and conveyed by my Executors herein after named within four years after my decease in such maner and on such terms as they shall think most to the advantage of all concerned and the money arising from such sales to be equaly divided among said children namely Ester Henry Samuel Enoch John Noah Daniel Joseph Elizabeth Margrate and Ann shear and shear alike.

it is my will that no leters of administration be taken out on my personal estate while my wife lives and remains single provided that my debts can collected without.

and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Elisha Coombs and William Ridgely to be Executors of this my last will and testament Revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty three.

signed sealed published and declared
by John Trimble the above named
testator as and for his last will and
testament in the presence of us
who at his Request in his
presence and in the presence
of Each other have subscribed
our names as witnesses
there to [signed] John Trimble [seal]

John Porter John his mark Combs William Mire

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


1828 Wm COMBS (of Cuthbert) to Henry PORTER, Sr. O 176

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


25 Nov 1829 Married: Elisha COMBS & Elizabeth NEFF by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD; "Eliz." per Allegany County Marriages…)


Mar 1830 (Belmont Co., Ohio Common Pleas Court Records) Mar, 1830. John NEFF, vs Peter NEFF, etal. Petition for Partition. Filed 77-17-1829. Land, 120 acres E BD Section 13, Township 7, Range 4. Richland Twsp. Heirs: John NEFF Jr., Peter NEFF, Henry NEFF, Jr., Sarah late NEFF wife of Isaiah FROST, Elizabeth late NEFF wife of William WRIGHT, Anna late NEFF wife of Elisha COMBS, Hannah late NEFF, deceased, late wife of Henry COONTZ, her children--Jacob, Sarah, Peter and Catherine COONTZ, all minors except Jacob who is an idiat; Jacob NEFF, deceased, his children--John T., Sarah Ann and Mary Neff, all minors, all are of Allegheny Co., Maryland [Allegany] except Henry NEFF Jr, who resides in Belmont Co, Ohio. (312)

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton)

Notes: See the 1829 Allegany Co, MD marriage of Elizabeth [sic] NEFF to Elisha COMBS, and the 1840 Elisha Combs-Elizabeth (NEFF?) Combs Allegany Co MD record below.


1830 Allegany Co, Maryland Census Index

P. 23
Thomas DAWSON

P. 37
Elisha COMBS
John COMBS
William COMBS

P. 38
Cudbath COMBS
John of C. COMBS

P. 41
John EASTER

P. 60
George A. COMBS


1832 Allegany Co MD Deeds. P 469 Cuthbert COMBS to George HARDING P 469

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1832 Allegany Co MD Deeds. P 469 John COMBS from Wm CONROAD P 537

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1832 Allegany Co MD Deeds. P 469 Elisha COMBS (Trustee - Church) from Thos. WRIGHT et al Q 126

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1832 Allegany Co MD Deeds. P 469 John COMBS from Isaiah FROST P 538

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1838 Reigster of Members Names, Pleasant Grove Methodist Episcopal Church, Allegany Co, MD

Elisha Combs
Elizabeth Combs
Sarah Coombs
Margaret Coombs

Persons taken into the church in 1838-39:

Elizabeth Coombs

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from the US GenWeb Archives, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdallegh/AlleganyChurchReg.htm. See Also Copyright Restrictions)

Notes: Elisha and Elizabeth COMBS were listed adjacent to each other, as were Sarah and Margaret COOMBS.


24 Aug 1838 John COMBS, Jr. married Susan M. CRAWFORD by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


08 Sep 1838 Hampshire Co VA Marriages. John J. COMBS & Susan B. [sic] CRAWFORD

Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994, Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA

Notes: John J. COMBS is listed on the 1840 Hampshire Co VA Census. Rev. SHAW was a traveling (itinerant) preacher and the marriage was apparently returned in Hampshire.

Matt Combs Note: I think the above is confusing. John J. Combs is my GGGF. He did marry Susan Melvina CRAWFORD in Allegany County, MD. I believe both were residents of Hampshire Co, VA at that time, thus making it a “Hampshire County Marriage”. See the following from the Romney, VA (now WV) newspaper. There should be no reference to Rev. Shaw regarding this marriage. The original Allegany County Courthouse records from this era were destroyed by fire but were “reconstructed” at some time. I have personally seen the reconstructed records. Romney, VA is approximately 30 miles directly south from Cumberland, MD. The North Branch refers to the North Branch of the Potomac River. At that time, and to the present day, it is not uncommon for people from neighboring states VA, WV, PA to come to Maryland to marry. I was stopped many times on the street as a young child, asked for directions to the courthouse from lost young couples. I believe the no waiting period for a marriage license and no blood test requirements facilitated the marriages.

“Married: On Saturday evening last on the North Branch, in MD, by the Rev. Mr. BRENT, Mr. John J. COMBS to Miss Susan B. CRAWFORD, daughter of Mr. Thomas B. CRAWFORD of this place.”
—— The South Branch Intelligencer, 8 Sept 1838


17 Oct 1838 Married: James COMBS & Susan CORBIN by Rev. SHAW

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-3, Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD; sp. "COOMBS" per Allegany County Marriages…)

17 Oct 1838 Hampshire Co VA Marriages. James COMBS & Susan CORBIN

("Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994, Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA)

Notes: This appears to be James COMBS the younger of Hampshire Co VA


Allegany County Circuit Court Land Survey, Subdivision, and Condominium Plats

MSA S1188: (Certificates, Patented, AL)

31 Dec 1838 Patented Certificate 568 - Coombs Resurvey, Cuthbert Coombs, 66 Acres

MSA S1580: (Patents, AL, Tract Index)

Patent Record GGB 3, p. 338
1838
Surprise, 47 7/8 Acres, Patent
Owner: Coombs, Cuthbert

Source: Thom Carlson; submitted by Matthew Combs


1840 Allegany Co MD Census Index

5th District

Page 062
COMBS, John,

Page 069
COMBS, Elisha

1840 Federal Census - Maryland

Series: M704 Roll: 156 Page:

5th District

p. 69 Elisha COMBS 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Frostburg

p. 62
John COMBS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


1840 Elisha COOMBS, Member of House of Delegates from Allegany County

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from the History of Western Maryland, J. Thomas SCHARF, Orig 1882, 1968, p. 1047)


1840/08/10 Allegany Co MD. Married: COMBS, William & PARKER, Sarah Ann by Rev. SHAW

(Allegany County Marriages in Date Order (1826-1847))

Notes: No William found in Allegany Co MD; or Hampshire or Hardy Cos VA on the 1840 Census Index.


19 Oct 1840 - 09 May 1842 (Johnson Co MO Book B/F p. 26). Will of Valentine HOFFMAN of Allegany County, Maryland. Written 19 Oct 1840, probated Allegany Co, MD 24 Feb 1842 in. Book A. pp. 300-301. probated Johnson County, Missouri 09 May 1842. Son William HOFFMAN to receive $1000 and in case of his death, it. is to be paid over to Elisha COMBS and in case of his death to be. paid over to John NEFF in trust as guardian for son William HOFFMAN. Children mentioned: Peter HOFFMAN, John J. HOFFMAN,. George HOFFMAN, Edmund HOFFMAN, Harriet NEFF, Elizabeth COMBS, and Margaret WRIGHT.. . All inherited land in Johnson County, MO to be sold.. . Exec. Elisha COMBS. Wit: George HOFFMAN, John J. HOFFMAN, John A. HOFFMAN

(Johnson County Missouri Wills - Betty Harvey WILLIAMS. Provided to Combs Researcher Matt Combs by Mrs. Opal Combs of Oregon)

Notes: Elisha COMBS was m 25 Nov 1829 by Rev. SHAW to Elizabeth NEFF. On 28 Oct 1820 in Allegany Co MD, a Jacob NEFF m an Eliza HOFFMAN. Did Elisha marry the widow of Jacob NEFF? If so, who was Elisha COMBS who m Anna NEFF per 1830 record above?


1841 Allegany MD Deeds. Cuthbert COMBS to Joseph DILLEY BB 333

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1841/04/28 Allegany Co MD. Married: KOONTZ, Isaiah & COMBS, Margaret by Rev. SHAW

(Allegany County Marriages in Date Order (1826-1847))

Search Words: COUNTS, COONS


1841/12/13 Allegany Co MD. Married: SHAW, James & COMBS, Sarah by Rev. SHAW

(Allegany County Marriages in Date Order (1826-1847))


1842 Allegany Co MD Deeds. John COMBS from Christian MUSSELMAN CC 100

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


1845/04/07 Allegany Co, MD. Married: ANDERSON, William & COMBS, Eliz by Rev. SHAW

(Allegany County Marriages in Date Order (1826-1847))

Notes: According to Commemorating Frostburg's Percy Cemetary: Restoration and Research by Anthony E. Crosby, Jr. and Michael R. Olson, 1995, one William T. ANDERSON was a grandson of John & Margaret TRIMBLE Combs, but no Eliz was named as a daughter in that source.


1847 William COOMBS, Member of House of Delegates from Allegany County

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from the History of Western Maryland, J. Thomas SCHARF, Orig 1882, 1968, p. 1047)


1850 Allegany Co, MD Census Index

4th Ed

127
Maria COOMBS
William COMBS

130
John COMBS

5th Ed

092
John COMBA

115
Elisha COMBS

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Maryland 1850 Census Index, Ronald V. Jackson and Gary Teeples, Accelerated Indexing Systems, Bountiful, UT, 1976)

1850 Allegany Co MD Census

Series: M432 Roll: 277

4th Election District

p. 130

1787/1808 Gedwick W. CALBAUGH 24 m clerk PA
Jno Combs 25 m mercht $400 MD [son of William]

p. 127

1752/1770 William Combs 57 m $4000 MD
Sarah 41 f MD
Mary E. PARKER 14 f IN
Maria Combs 19 f MD
Albert 4 m MD
Henry W. 2 m MD
William NICELY 23 m MD

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs

District 5

p 92

1247/1257 John Combs 84 M W 3,000 MD
Susan 23 F W MD
Alphe 18 F W

p 114

1563/1579 William ANDERSON 45 M W Farmer 15,000 Ireland
Elizabeth 25 F W MD
David 22 M W
Rachel 18 F W
Sarah 16 F W
Thomas W 5 M W
Anna 3 F W
John 1 M W

Note: Eliz COMBS married William ANDERSON; 1845/04/07 Allegany Co, MD. Is this them? William's 2nd marriage?

p 115

1579/1595 Elisha Combs 57 M W 10,000 MD
Elizabeth 48 F W MD
George 20 M W MD
Harriett 16 F W MD
Thomas 13 M W MD
Elisha 10 M W MD
Emma 5 F W MD
Sarah NEFF 25 f MD
Mary 23 f MD

(USGenWeb Census Project)


1852 William COOMBS (by Trust) ?? Duff GREEN et al 9 21

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Hazel Groves Hansrote Fiche, Page 196-4. Allegany College, Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD)


29 Nov 1853 - 19 Jul 1859. Allegany County, MD Will. John COMBS of Allegany Co. Liber B. Folio 160. Adm. Elisha COMBS, William COMBS. Will made 29 November 1853, Probated 19 July 1859. Wit. J.H. HOBLITZEL, John NEFF, and J. JARRETT

(Provided to Combs Researcher Matt Combs by Mrs. Opal Combs of Oregon)


1859 Post Office: Lonaconing. County: Alleghany. State: Maryland. Postmaster: John S. COMBS 152

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan C. Hefner from List of Post Offices in the United States, 1859, p. 152)


1860 Allegany Co, Maryland Census

Series: M653 Roll: 456

Frostburg District

p. 431

571/536 [the hotel of William LEES]
John S. Combs 34 m merchant $15800 $43300 MD

4th Election District

p. 298

2146/2146 William Combs 61 m gentl $10400 $800 MD
Sarah 51 f MD
Maria 19 f MD
Albert 13 m MD
Henry W. 11 m MD
Loremia FRANTZ 12 f domestic Ger

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


1866 Voters Registration List Allegany County

District No. 4 - Westernport

Combs, William

District No. 16 - Lonaconing

Combs, John S.

Source: Allegany Co, MDGenWeb Archives

Note: No other Combs or variants listed. Allegany County in 1866 included modern-day Garrett County.

Submitted by Matt Combs


1870 Allegany County Census Index

Chloe COMBS, 50, in James THOMAS house, Frostburg area
John S. COMBS, 44, Lonaconing Area
Wilhelmina COMBS, 38, Lonaconing Area

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt C. Combs from Index to the 1870 Allegany County MD Census, Hazel Hansrote, 1976)

1870 Allegany County Census

FamilySearch - Record Search - Pilot Site

Election District № 5

Frostburg

p. 39; 6 Jun 1870 by C. W. Shearer

281/276 THOMAS James 25 MW Laborer England ** rw
PAW, Sarah 30 FM Laundress MD r
Combs, Cloe 50 FM Laundress 300 none MD
MAGRUDER, John 3 MM MD

p. 43; 7 Jun 1870

317/312 Combs, William 71 WM Gentleman 3000 300 MD * rw
Sarah 61 FW Lady MD rw
Charles A. 23 MW At Home MD rw

Election District № 16

Lonaconing

p. 93; 15 Jul 1870

589/629 Combs, Jno S. 44 MW Merchant MD rw
Wilhemima 38 FW Keeping House ** rw
SHADE, Christiana 36 FW Domestic Ser MD ** rw

** Father & Mother of foriegn birth; * Father of foreign birth; r=cannot read w=cannot write

Note: See Article from History of Allegany County on Matt Combs's Allegany County, MD COMBS Genealogy Page.. MC note: I doubt the accuracy of the notations that John S. Combs and wife Wilhelmina Combs cannot read and write. John S. Combs was a successful businessman, a director of the Second National Bank of Cumberland, and state senator. I think it would be highly doubtful that they could not read and write.


23 Aug 1879 - The Mining Journal, Frostburg, MD

Death - William Combs, Esq., father of Senator J.S. Combs and Mrs. A.M. Devecmon, of this county, died in Oakland, Monday, aged 80 years. He was a life-long resident of this section and one among the most prominent and substantial citizens. He leaves a large and influential family connection to mourn his loss.

Since the above was put in type we learn that Mrs. Maria Morgan, of Pittsburg, daughter of the late William Combs, died Thursday afternoon in that city. Senator Combs and Mrs. Devecmon left yesterday to attend her funeral. Her remains will be interred in Oakland today.

Notes from Matt:

  1. Oakland is in current day Garrett County, MD.
  2. Pittsburg is Pittsburgh, PA.
  3. My great-grandfather, John Slidell Combs was living in Oakland, MD at the time of William's death. He was Editor and Publisher of the Mountain Democrat Newspaper in Oakland, and most likely would have written and printed an obituary for William Combs. It would be great to get a copy of that obit.
  4. This William Combs is not related to me and my line.

Died - Ida Marie Combs was born at Westernport, Allegany County, Md., March 18th, 1841, and died in Pittsburgh, [Allegheny Co] PA., Thursday, Aug. 21st, 1879. She was a dutiful child, with tender heart and a loving disposition, thinking always of other's happiness before self. At the age of 16 she joined the M. E. Church at Piedmont, W.Va., and has ever since been an active, consistent and working member. She was married to Geo. W. MORGAN, of the East Baltimore Conference. She died peacefully and happily; leaving a husband and six children, the oldest being but 13 years and the youngest an infant, born the morning of its mother's death. The children could not all be brought, and the father had to remain with them. Services were held at the residence in Pittsburgh, and the parting of husband and children was a heart-rending scene. Her remains were brought to Oakland Saturday and interred in the Odd-Fellow's cemetery Sunday, after services in the M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. B. Ison.

Notes from Matt:

  1. Westernport is in Allegany County, MD on the Potomac River.
  2. Piedmont, W.Va is just opposite Westernport, MD in West Virginia.

Provided by: Researcher David Stephens; submitted by Matthew Combs


1890 Allegany County Maryland Veteran's Census

House # 264, Family # 290
COMBS, John S. (Conf.)
Rank - Seargeant
Company - I
Regiment - 13 Va Inf
Date of Enlistment - May 1861 (no day given)
Date of Discharge - (not supplied)
Length of Service - (not supplied)
Post Office Address - Cumberland, Md
Disability Incurred - (blank)
Remarks - Further Information Unobtainable

Notes: John Slidell Mackenzie COMBS, s/o John Joseph & Susannah Melvina CRAWFORD Combs.


Monongalia Co, WV marriage records

Susan M. Coombs William W. Evans md. 1860

E Hoffman Coombs Mary M Lazier md. 1861 son of Elisha

Mary E. Coombs Presley B. Ogden md. 1862

Sisson L. Coombs Philip M. Robison md. 1868

John S. Coombs Esther L. Smith md. 1869

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


The (Cumberland) Evening Times, 27 March 1909

Jos. COMBS, son of the late Phillip COMBS, of Piedmont, of the battleship Vermont, now lying in Boston Harbor, is home on 30 days furlough. He stopped off in Cumberland to call on his uncle, J. S. COMBS. He was with the fleet on the voyage around the world.”

Note from Matt: J.S. Combs is John Slidell Combs, my great-grandfather. This is likely the last time that Joseph saw John, as John passed away on December 2, 1909.


Rosehill Cemetery

Fayette Street, Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD
Cemetary Book 1

(Baby) COMBS, 2 days, Res: COMBS Farm, Mt Savage, MD, Burial: 11/19/1918 * Disinterred from Mt. Savage

John S. COMBS, 65 yrs, Res: Ridgeley [Mineral Co], WV, Burial: 11/26/1909

MCC Note: John Slidell COMBS, s/o John Joseph & Susan Melvina CRAWFORD Combs

John S. COMBS, 60 yrs, Res: Combs Farm, Mt Savage, MD, Burial: 11/19/1918 * Disinterred from Mt. Savage

Margaret COMBS, 29 yrs, Res: Ridgeley, WV, Burial: 04/27/1909

Vernon COMBS, 6 mos, Res: Cumberland, MD, Burial: 10/05/1921

Wilhelmina COMBS, 92 yrs, Res: Cumberland, MD, Burial: 10/02/1918

Percy Cemetery

Frostburg, Allegany Co, MD

(From "Commemorating Frostburg's Percy Cemetary: Restoration and Research" by Anthony E. Crosby, Jr. and Michael R. Olson, 1995.)

p. 48

John COMBS (husband of Margaret COMBS), b. 1760, d. 1 July 1854, a. 94

Margaret COMBS (wife of John COMBS) b. 1770, d. 11 January 1850, a. 79

Mr. [John] COMBS received land from Frostburg Circuit of Methodist Episcopal Church for the first church in Frostburg and was a church trustee in 1834 [Scharf, p. 1479]. Mr. COMB'S grandson, William T. ANDERSON, became a bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church of America and gave a speech in 1911 at the church his grandfather had founded [CET, 2-20-1911]. Mr. COMBS owned “Little Meadow Farm”, 11 miles west of Frostburg. The 1850 census lists his occupation as farmer. He had 6 children: Elisha (m. Elisabeth NEFF); Abigail (m. John WORKMAN); William (m. Maria ARNOLD; Sarah A. WHEELER); Margaret (m. Josiah PORTER)… and Anna Martha (m. ? PORTER) [family genealogy supplied by Wilda KELLY]. Another daughter Sophia, died in 1830 [Maryland Advocate 8-21-1830, item 224]. Margaret was the daughter of John and Margaret TRIMBLE. She married John COMBS in 1793 or 1795.”


Biographies

H. Wheeler Combs

Garrett Co. [formerly Allegany] - Among the lawyers of Oakland [Garrett Co], H. Wheeler COMBS occupies a conspicuous position. Mr. COMBS was born in Westernport, Allegany Co., MD, Feb 20, 1849. His grandfather, John COMBS, whose ancestors were of Welsh origin, was a native of Va. and moved early in life to Frostburg, [Allegany Co] MD where he married and raised a family of three children - two sons and one daughter. His occupation was that of farmer, and he died at the age of 94. Wm. COMBS, second son of John, and father of H. Wheeler COMBS, was born at Frostburg, Aug 13, 1799, and was twice married. His first wife was Maria ARNOLD, by whom he had 2 children - John S. COMBS, a merchant and prominent citizen of Lonaconing, and Althea M., widow of Thomas DEVECMON, who was one of the foremost lawyers of Maryland. His second wife was Sarah A. WHEELER, of Hampshire Co., VA by whom he had five children, only two of whom are living - Charles A (see below)., a farmer, residing near Oakland, and H. Wheeler. Wm. COMBS was a successful merchant, carrying on stores at Mt. Savage, Frostburg, Pekin Mines, Lonaconing, Bloomington, Westernport, and Franklin Mines. He was among the first who engaged in flatboating coal down the Potomac River. He died Aug 18, 1879. His wife is living with her son Charles A.

H. Wheeler COMBS was partially educated in the common schools of his county, and was employed up to the age of 17, principally as clerk in his father's stores. He then entered St. John's College at Annapolis, where he remained 2 yrs, but was bookkeeper for his brother John S. at Lonaconing and Barton. During this period he occupied his spare time in the study of law. The confinement of bookkeeping proving injurious to him, he obtained an engagement with Stoneburger & Richards, a grocery house of Baltimore, as traveling salesman, and then with H.E. Pickect & Co., importers of teas and coffees, N.Y. City. In the fall of 1870 he started a wholesale tea and spice business in Baltimore, but after carrying it on a short time was obiged, on account of ill health, to discontinue it. On 15th of June, 1871, he married Flora, dau of Israel and Eleanor TOTTE, of Yellow Springs [Greene Co], Ohio.

In the fall of 1872 Mr. COMBS purchased a cotton plantation near Natchez, [Adams Co] Miss., which he managed for 2 years. Having recovered his health he returned to Maryland, and engaged in mercantile business at Moscow, Allegany Co. His store was burned in the fall of 1875. He then became manager of a mercantile business at Danville, Knox Co., Ohio, and his wife died there Sept. 9, 1876. He continued in business at Danville about 1 year, and then resumed the study of law, attending 2 courses of lectures at the Univ. of Va. In 1878 he moved to Oakland, where he was admitted to the bar and opened an office for the practice of his profession. Nov. 13, 1879, he married Lucille, daughter of Charles and Amanda MORRIS. By his former marraige there were 2 children - Myrtle, born and died in Miss., and Leslie, born and died at Danville. J. Morris is the only child by his last marriage.

Mr. COMBS is Republican in politics and a leader of his party in the section of the state in which he resides. He was one of the electors on the Garfield ticket and is at present chairman of the State Central Committee of Garrett Co., and member of the Republican Executive Committee of the state. Though not a member of any religious denomination, he is a contributor to the support of several churches at the place of his residence. He is a Past Grand in the I.O.O.F. and also a member of the American Legion of Honor.

(Provided to Combs Researcher Matt Combs by Researcher Opal Combs who extracted from the HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, J. Thomas Scharf, 3 vols., 2,148 pp. total, illus., indexed, paper. (1882), reprinted 1995. “A treatise on history of western-most portion of Maryland, the area now comprising counties of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, Garrett, Montgomery, Carroll.”)


JOHN TRIMBLE pos. son of David TRIMBLE and Mary HOUSTON
b. abt. 1740 ?of Owl Creek, Highland Co, VA
d. 1802 Mt. Savage, Allegany Co, MD
md. abt. 1764 ?Augusta Co, VA

MARGARET ________
b. abt. 1745
d. prob. abt. 1820 Allegany Co, MD

children:

  1. Charlotte b. 25 Feb 1765 d. 1 May 1844 md. William SHAW
  2. Henry b. abt 1767 d. aft 1836 md. Margaret SCRITCHFIELD
  3. John b. abt 1769 d. abt Oct 1824 md. Elizabeth ARNOLD
  4. Margaret b. abt 1770 d. 11 Jan 1859 md. John COMBS
  5. Abigail b. abt 1771 d. btw 1830-40 md. Cuthbert COMBS
  6. Catherine b. 22 Sep 1774 d. 19 Aug 1815 md. Kelita POTTER
  7. Sophia b. abt 1776 d. 1856 md. Peter CROW

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs

MARGARET TRIMBLE dau of John TRIMBLE and Margaret
b. 1770
d. 11 Jan 1850 Allegany Co, MD Percys Cemetery
md. abt. 1793 Allegany Co, MD

JOHN COOMBS son of Jonathan COOMBS
b. 1760
d. 1 Nov 1854 Allegany Co, MD Percys Cemetery

children: [two sons and one daughter, according to grandson; 3 daughters bef. 1810, by census]

  1. Elisha b. 1794 d. Oct 1881 md 1) Anne NEFF 2) Elizabeth HOFFMAN
  2. Abigail [?Amelia] b. ca. 1795 d. bef. 1850 md. John WORKMAN
  3. William b. 13 Aug 1799 d. 18 Aug 1879 md 1) Maria ARNOLD 2) Sarah A. WHEELER
  4. Sophia b. d. 1830
  5. ?Anna Martha b. d. bef. 1859 md. _____ PORTER
  6. ?Margaret b. 5 Aug 1803 d. bef. 1835 md. Josiah M. PORTER

ABIGAIL TRIMBLE dau of John TRIMBLE and Margaret
b. abt 1771 Allegany Co, MD
d. btw. 1830-40 Allegany Co, MD
md. 26 Feb 1793 Allegany Co, MD by Rev. William Shaw

CUTHBERT COMBS son of Jonathan COOMBS
b. 1765 VA
d. 3 Apr 1858 East Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, MD

children: [four daughters; three sons by 1810 census]

  1. John b. 1794 d. 26 Jul 1844 md 1) Bathsheba DRAKE 2) Margaret BOLING
  2. Catherine b.abt. 1795 d. aft. 1821 md. George DRAKE
  3. Patsey b. abt. 1797 d. ?aft. 1830 md. John EASTER
  4. Hannah b. 30 May 1798 d. 22 Feb 1844 md. John Samuel PORTER
  5. Margaret b. 1802 d. 6 Dec 1871 md. Thomas DAWSON
  6. William b. 1804 d. 11 Feb 1858 md. Mary ______
  7. son b. abt. 1806 d. aft. 1820

Provided by: Thom Carlson; Submitted by Matt Combs


Charles Albert Combs had three children. The two boys (Walter and William) are buried in Oakland Cemetery with William, Sarah, and Ida. The sister Lucille married a man with the last name Crane and they were living in Grafton, West Virginia in 1953 when Walter died. William died in 1947.

Notes from Matt:

  1. Charles is son of William and Sarah A. Wheeler Combs.
  2. Charles was born circa 1847.

Source: Email from Researcher David Stephens; submitted by Matthew Combs

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