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06 Feb 1800 - 11 Mar 1800 (St. Mary’s Co MD Wills, Liber?) Last Will of RAPHAEL COMBS. In the name of God amen, I RAPHAEL COMBS of St. Mary’s County in the State of Maryland being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind & memory & considering the certainty of death & the uncertainty of the time therof & being desirous to settle my wordly affairs, & therby be prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do therfore make and publish this my last Will & Testament in manner and form folowing that is to say. Item first and principally I comit my soul into the hands of almighty God, and body to the earth to be decently buried at the discreation of my executor hereafter named, Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife MARY COMBS and third of real & personal property during her life. Item I give & bequeath to my beloved sons WILLIAM COMBS & RAPHAEL COMBS all my land known by the name of Wilders pool to be equally divided to them & their heirs forever. Item I give & bequeath to my beloved son IGNATIUS COMBS all my forrest land known by the name forrest of dean to him & his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my beloved children, MARY, ANN, AND IGNATIUS, all my personal property to them & their heirs forever, also my will & desire is that all & each of them not possest of land shall have a home in their Brothers houses being possest of Land, until they shall marry. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife and Brother WILLIAM COMBS whole & sole executors of this my last wil and Testament revoking & Annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying & confirming this & none other to be my last my will and Testament, In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of February one thousand eight hundred. Raphael [his mark] COMBS. Seal. Signed sealed published & acknowledg'd by RAPHAEL COMBS the above named Testator as and for the last will & Testament in the presence of us who at his request & in his presence have hereto subscribed our hand as witnesses thereto. William COMBS, Eleanor MEDLEY, Elizabeth [her mark] GREENWELL.

On the back of the aforegoing, was the following , to wit. Saint Mary’s County, to wit: the 11th day of March 1800. Then came MARY COMBS & WILLIAM COMBS & made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the aforegoing instrument of writing, is the true & whole will & Testament of RAPHAEL COMBS, late of Saint Mary’s County, deseaced, that hath come to their hands or possession & that they do not know of any other. Certified per Jerimiah JORDON regr of wills for Saint Mary’s County.

Saint Mary’s County. _. The 11th day of March 1800. Then came WILLIAM COMBS and ELENOR MEDLEY & ELIZABETH GREENWELL, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will & Testament of RAPHAEL COMBS, late of Saint Mary’s County, deceased, and severally made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that they did see the Testator Therin named. Sign & Seal this will & that they heard him publish pronounce, and declare the same to be his last Will & Testament; thsat at the time of his so doing, he wass to the best of their apprehensions, sound and disposing mind, memory, & understading; and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will, in the presence & at the request of the Testator & in the presence of each other. Certified by Jeremiah JORDAN regr of wills for Saint Mary’s County

Saint Mary’s County, to wit; the 11th day of March 1800 then came MARY COMBS the widow of RAPHAEL COMBS late of Saint Mary’s County, deceased, and quitted her claim to the several bequest & devises made to her in the will of her said husband deceased, and elected in leiu thereof her dower or third part of the deceased's Estate, both real & personal. Before Jeremiah JORDAN regr of wills for Saint Mary’s County

(Transcribed by COMBS-Clark Researcher Jerry Clark)

Raphael COMBS was the son of William COMBS d 1774, St. Mary’s Co MD, by his 1st wife, Eleanor. William's 1774 will also mentions the "forrest of dean" land. A later Raphael COMBS sold Wilderpool in 1813. This latter tract was originally surveyed for (14 Jun 1653), and originally possessed by James JOHNSON of Westmoreland Co Virginia.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD

Witness Eleanor MEDLEY was his sister, and another sister was Ann GREENWELL according to the 1791 will of his brother, Ignatius.


1800 US Census - St. Mary’s Co MD

(Source: Re-extracted by Sue Elfving from Heritage Quest Original Census Images)

Page 06

Enoch Combs 41011-100100-21
1 wm < 10; 1 wm 26 - 45
4 wf < 10; 1 wf 10 - 16; 1 wf 26 - 45; 1 wf 45 >
21 slaves

Bennett RALEY immediately follows Enoch Combs in census list

Thomas Combs 20100-0101004
1 wm 10 - 16; 1 wm 26 - 45
2 wf < 10; 1 wf 16 - 26
4 slaves

SE Note: Could this be Thomas Hatton Combs Jr., s/o Thomas & Mary (CRAGHILL?) COMBS, Sr. Per this census, he was born between 1756-1774, and he was known to be under age 21 when his father died in 1766.

Page 08

Philip FORD

Note: 06 Feb 1805 (St. Mary’s Co MD Marriage Licenses, 1794-1900) Lewis Combs of Balto & St. Mary’s Co., MD., married Margaret D. FORD, daughter of Capt. Phillip FORD, Feb. 6, 1805, in St. Mary’s Co., by Fr. FENWICK, Balto. Amer. 2-14-1805. Lewis Combs was the s/o of Ignatius and Mary FENWICK Combs.

Page 16

Mary Combs 00111-010000-35
1 wm 16 - 25
1 wf 16 - 26; 1 wf 26 - 45; 1 wf 45 >
35 slaves

Page 17

William Combs [possibly a Combs] 1 wm 26 - 45
1 wf 26 - 45; 1 wf 45 >
5 slaves

Page 18

Mary Combs 10110-2100007
2 wm < 10; 1 wm 10 - 16
1 wf < 10; 1 wf 16 - 26; 1 wf 26 - 45
7 slaves

Enumerated two households before Ignatius DOWNS and 4 households after from Monica GREENWELL.

SE Note: This Mary appears to be the widow of Raphael Combs who died in 1800 in St. Mary’s Co. He named wife Mary, 3 sons William, Raphael, and Ignatius and daughters Mary and Ann in his will.

William Combs 10020-200100-10
2 wm < 10; 1 wm 26 - 45
1 wf < 10; 2 wf 26 - 45
10 slaves

Next to Ignatius Downs and 3 households from Mary Combs

SE Note: Could this possibly be William Combs, brother to Raphael Combs that died in 1800. He is enumerated on the same page as Mary Combs, probable widow of Raphael.

Page 19

Richard HAMMETT
Bennett HAMMETT
Joseph HAMMETT
Robert HAMMETT

Page 20

Bennett Combs 01101-000010-11
1 wm 45 >
1 wf 10 - 16; 1 wf 16 - 26; 1 wf 45 >
11 slaves

Thomas FORD immediately follows Bennett Combs in this census, and John and Joseph GOUGH and James WILLIAMS live in the near vacinity.

SE Note: Bennett Combs and wife were born before 1755 with 2 females (born 1784-90 and 1774-1784) remaining in the household. This would be the Bennett Combs who died in 1802 in St. Mary’s Co. Joseph GOUGH, along with James WILLIAMS witnessed his will wherein he names one son Edward (away) and a daughter Elizabeth Combs who has yet to have issue. Perhaps she is one of the younger females in the household. He also names 3 grandchildren, Elizabeth, James, and Robert MANNING.

Page 21

Peregim GRAVES
Susanna GRAVES
James GRAVES

SE Note: There was a later Peregrin Combs in St. Mary’s Co. Also Phillip Combs was transported by Thomas STONE (s/o Gov. William and Verlinda GRAVES Stone) and in 1658 transported his wife, Elizabeth. Verlinda is not the most common of given names; however, one Abraham DUFF married Verlinda Combs (b. 1781 SC) , d/o of Bennett and Dorothy UNKNOWN Combs of Pendleton Co., SC.


5 Aug 1800 Charlotte COMBASS & William GIBSON 5 Aug 1800

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


No COMBASS, COMBESS, COMBEST, etc. found in 1800 St. Mary’s Co MD Census.


17 Aug 1800 COMBS, Robert Henry, child of Wm. and Eliz. Manning COMBS, born 17 Aug 1800, bap. 12 Oct 1800, at Our Lady's Medley's Neck, Fr. SOUGE. Source: Jes. Miss., p. 151

(Excerpted from the baptism/birth card file of COMBS records 1760-1800 of the St. Mary’s Historical Society (MD) by COMBS Researcher Ann Krahn)

Was Elizabeth neè MANNING? (Marriage record not yet located?)


13 Jan 1801 William COMBS & Rebecca PRICE 13 Jan 1801

(Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church," Brumbagh)


1801 Premarital agreement between William BROOKS and Dorothy COOMES (MD Jesuit Records, Box: 35 Fold: 4)

Note: Not known which County. Most likely either Charles or St. Mary’s?


20 Jan 1802 (St. Mary’s Co MD (80)) Deed. JO. COMBS. Tract: Nevitts St. Anns. 100 Acres.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


28 Apr 1802 - 11 Aug 1802 (St. Mary’s Co MD Wills Liber JJ2 page 303) BENNETT COMBS his last Will. In the name of God Amen, I BENNET COMBS of the State of Maryland and County of Saint Mary’s being sick of body but of perfect mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all and every will or wills by me heretofore made, in the manner and form following. 1st I give & bequeath unto MY LOVING SON EDWARD COMBS all my lands that I am now in possession of likewise one year old mare colt one bed and furniture to him and heirs forever, further my will and desire is that in case my son EDWARD COMBS who is now from home, should be dead and not return, that the property devised to him the said EDWARD COMBS shall then decend to MY DAUGHTER ELIAZEABETH COMBS to her and her heirs forever. 2nd my will and desire is my Executors hereafter named shall pay unto the Reverend John BOULTON the sum of Ten Pounds currency for the purpose of saying masses for me and further my will is that my Executors pay unto the representatives of Eliazabeth SHELTON deceased the sum of twenty pounds currency money of Maryland being the amount of the administration on her estate. 3Rd after my wifes thirds is taken out of my estate, I give & bequeath unto MY DAUGHTER ELEASABETH COMBS all residue and remaining part of my estate to her and her heirs forever. And further my will and desire is hat if my above mentioned daughter should dye without Isue, that all my estate both real and personal shall be equally divided between my three grand children, to wit; ELIAZABETH MANNING, JAMES MANNING, and ROBERT MANNING, to them and their heirs forever lastly my will & desire is that my loving wife be my hole and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament and do hereby appoint her as such, In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal, this twenty eighth day of April one thousand eight hundred and two. Bennet COMBS seal. Signed, sealed published & declared by Bennet COMBS the above mentioned Testator as and for his last Will and Testament, In the presence of us who at his request & in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Joseph GOUGH, James WILLIAMS, Frances HAGAN.

On the back of the foregoing was the following. to wit; Saint Mary’s County, to wit. the 11th day of August 1802. Then came ANN COMBS and made oath on the holy evangels of Almighty God, that the within instrument of writing is true and whole will and Testament of BENNET COMBS late of Saint Mary’s County, deceased, that hath come to her hands or possession, and that she doth not know of any other. Certified per Jeremiah JORDAN regr of wills for Saint Mary’s County

(Transcribed by COMBS-Clark Researcher Jerry Clark)

Is this Bennett COMBS the same who was h/o Elizabeth & father of Barbara, Mary John in 1765-70 with a second wife, Ann? Or was that Bennett COMBS the same who was in Pendleton SC?

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


17 Jan 1803 - 29 Mar 1803 (St. Mary’s Co MD Wills Liber JJ3:14 (Jan 1803)) MILBURN COMBS her last Will. In the name of God amen I MILBURN COMBS finding my sickly of body, but of sound diposing mind and memory do make this my last will and Testament. Item I give and bequeath unto my son WILLIAM COMBS that tract of tenement of Land purchased by me of Henry NEWELL to him the said WILLIAM COMBS and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Robert KIRBY that tract or tenement of Land by the name of tuesdays works deeded to me by Francis H. KIRBY to him the said Robert KIRBY and his heirs forever, provided the said Robert and Francis H. KIRBY do give up all their right title interest and claim of the land wherein I now live to my son WILLIAM COMBS and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to WILLIAM COMBS one yoke of steers and the use of all my negroes for the purpose of making one crop this present year, also all the corn fodder and provisions I now have in the house. Item I give and bequeath to NATHANIEL COMBS one negro boy Rages. Item I give and bequeath to JAMES COMBS one negro boy Lewis. Item I give and bequeath to Treacy [Theresa?] ATWOOD two negroes, Rachel and Peter. Item I give and bequeath to my grandaughters, ELIZABETH, MARY, AND HARRIOT JENKINS one negro woman Henny one bed and furniture. My will and desire is that my daughter ANN JENKINS should have the use of said negro Henny during her life. Item I give and bequeath the residue of my Estate without reserve to be equally divided between Susanna SPALDING, Mary ATWOOD, Treasy ATWOOD, Elizabeth SMITH, NATHANIEL COMBS AND JAMES COMBS. I nominate and appoint my son WILLIAM COMBS Executor of my estate. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of January. Eighteen hundred and three. Milburn [her mark] COMBS. seal. Witnesses. Henrietta [her X mark] HILTON; Francis H. KIRBY, Stephen KING.

Annexed the aforegoing was the following to wit. Saint Mary’s County, to wit. The 29th day of March 1803. Then came WILLIAM COMBS and made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the annexed instument of writing is the last and whole will and Testament of MILBURN COMBS, late of Saint Mary’s County deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other. Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regr of Wills for Saint Mary’s County

(Transcribed by COMBS-Clark Researcher Jerry Clark)

Milburn married (1) Robert HAGAR; (2) Robert COMBS. Clearly, one son was named William COMBS, but her relationship to Nathaniel & James COMBS is not stated. Unless this is an instance of multiple marriages w/resulting step- and half-children, then it appears that a daughter, Ann COMBS, married a JENKINS, by whom she had Milburn's grandchildren Elizabeth, Mary and Harriot JENKINS. Francis H. KIRBY may have been a son-in-law, husband to a COMBS Daughter, and father of Milburn's grandson, Robert KIRBY, but again the wording of her will does not so specify. Likewise, her relationship to Susanna SPALDING, Mary ATWOOD, Treasy ATWOOD & Elizabeth SMITH.
Note that the 1766 will of Thomas Hatton COMBS, Sr. mentions land purchased from a William SPALDING and was witnessed by a Henry JENKINS. Both Enoch COMBS who d 1756, and his wife, Mary, d 1769, both in St. Mary’s Co MD, mention slaves named Peter, but that was 47 years earlier, and this Peter is referred to as a boy (although not necessarily an indication he was young). Likewise, Enoch mentions a slave, Rachel, but again, 47 years have passed in the meantime.
Note also that Francis KIRBY is a name seen in conjunction with OWENS and UNDERWOODS of Surry Co NC.


12 Jan 1804 Mary COMBS & Saml. P. LONE

(Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


6 Feb 1804 Married: Mary COMBS & Benjamin WILLIAMS

(Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


Jan 15, 1805 (St. Mary’s Co MD Alienations & Transfers, Folio 125) Thomas CISSELL, Sr. to Thomas H. COOMS (chattle)

(Extracted by COMBS Researcher Birdie L McNutt from "Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary’s County from the Sixth day of June 1786 to the Seventh day of Mary 1829, published in "Chronicles of St. Mary’s Vol 23 No.4, April 1975, page 10.)


06 Feb 1805 (St. Mary’s Co MD Marriage Licenses, 1794-1900) LEWIS COMBS of Balto & St. Mary’s Co., MD., married Margaret D. FORD, daughter of Capt. Phillip FORD, Feb. 6, 1805, in St. Mary’s Co., by Fr. FENWICK, Balto. Amer. 2-14-1805

(Marriage Licences, 1794-1900 of St. Mary’s Co. Marriage. Microfilm CR-7450, St. Mary’s Co. MD 1634-1900, GR 975.241)

Notes: Lewis COMBS the s/o Ignatius & Mary FENWICK COMBS.


25 Jun 1805 Married: Elizabeth COMBS & Thomas GOUGH

(Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)

20 Jan 1806 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 106) Mary COMBS to Jeremiah SANNER "One Negro Woman PEG 17yrs old.

("A list of Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary’s County from the Sixth day of June 1786 to the Seventh day of March 1829," Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Monthly Bulletin of St. Marys' County Historical Society Vol 23 No. 8 August 1975 pages 7 & 8)

Not yet identified?


19 May 1807 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 122) Deed. ENOCH COMBS. Tract: Long Neck.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


24 Nov 1807 (St. Mary’s Orphan Court) JAMES COMBS of Kentucky on 11-24-1807, St. Mary’s Co. Orphans Court appointed Joseph MARYMAN guardian to his children SUSANNA & ELIZABETH COMBS.

(St. Mary’s Co. MD 1634-1900, GR 975.241) search words: Merryman

Could this James COMBS have been the son of Milburn COMBS above? Or is this James of Scott Co KY, s/o Phillip and Margaret FENWICK COMBS (Norris)?


02 May 1808 (St. Mary’s Co MD Marriage Records) JOSEPH COMBS marriage license May 2, 1808 to Monica NORRIS

(St. Mary’s Co. MD 1634-1900, GR 975.241)

Is this Joseph COMBS of the St. Mary’s Co MD Land Record?


08 Aug 1808 - ???? (St. Mary’s Co MD, JJ 3, page 321 (Aug 1808)) Last Will & Testament of MARY COMBS. In the name of God amen, I MARY COMBS of Saint Mary’s County in the state of Maryland, do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner following. I give and bequeath unto my daughters MONICA COMBS, and MILDRED COMBS and their heirs forever, the whole of my estate to be equally divided between them, and that I may be fully and clearly understood my will and meaning is, I do whereby give and bequeath unto my said daughters MONICA COMBS and MILDRED COMBS the whole of my Estate of what kind so ever the same may be, or whereever the same may be forever, unto theirs the said MONICA COMBS and MILDRED COMBS and to theirs forever, to be equally divided between them, Each share and share alike. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my daughter MONICA COMBS Executrix of this my last will and Testament. In testimony wherof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. The sixth day of August one thousand Eight hundred and Eight. Mary COMBS. seal. Signed sealed, published and declared in the presence of us. Janet LILBURN, Margret LILBURN, L. COMBS.

(Transcribed by COMBS-Clark researcher Jerry Clark)

The above Mary COMBS appears to have been the widow of Ignatius COMBS who d in 1790 in St. Mary’s Co MD, also naming daughters, Monica and Mildred COMBS. Date proved not known?


10 Mar 1810. (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 149) Deed. ENOCH COMBS, Sam. COMBS & Ignatius COMBS… several tracts lying in Woolsey Manor.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


No Date rec* (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 65) Deed. WM. COMBS. Tract: Clifton being a part of a tract of land called COMBS Chance" *adjacent to Deeds dated 30 Mar 1810.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


1810 St. Mary’s Co MD, US Census

Source: Extracted by Sue Elfving from Heritage Quest Original Census Images

P. 175

Combs, Enoch 00001 31301 1 19
1 wm > 45;
3 wf < 10; 1 wf 10 - 16; 3 wf 16 - 26; 1 wf > 45;
1 other; 19 slaves

Note: The above is Enoch COMBS, s/o Ignatius & Mary FENWICK COMBS. He died testate 1825/6 in St. Mary’s Co.

Combs, Lewis 00010 00200 0 10
1 wm 26 - 45;
2 wf 16 - 26;
10 slaves

Note: The above is Lewis Combs, s/o Ignatius & Mary FENWICK COMBS. 06 Feb 1805 (St. Mary’s Co MD Marriage Licenses, 1794-1900) LEWIS COMBS of Balto & St. Mary’s Co., MD., married Margaret D. FORD, daughter of Capt. Phillip FORD, Feb. 6, 1805, in St. Mary’s Co., by Fr. FENWICK, Balto. Amer. 2-14-1805. Margaret, wife of Lewis Combs & dau/Capt. Philip FORD was buried 2 March 1819 in Newtown graveyard (Marriages and Deaths St. Mary’s County Maryland 1634-1900 by Margaret K. Fresco).

P. 179

GOUGH Joseph
GOUGH Ann

COMBS, William 22010 11110 0 10
2 wm < 10; 2 wm 10 - 16; 1 wm 26 - 45;
1 wf < 10; 1 wf 10 - 16; 1 wf 16 - 26; 1 wf 26 - 45;
10 slaves

WILLIAMS James Jr.

P. 200

Combs, Joseph 10010 10101 0 19
1 wm < 10; 1 wm 26 - 45;
1 wf < 10; 1 wf 16 - 26; 1 wf > 45;
19 slaves

Note: Could this be Joseph, s/o of Philip that died 1780 in St. Mary’s Co. or a younger Joseph?

P. 216

Coombs, Mary 00100 00021 0 20
1 wm 16 - 26;
2 wf 26 - 45; 1 wf > 45;
20 slaves

P. 217

Coombs, Mary 31000 13010 1 1
3 wm < 10; 1 wm 10 - 16;
1 wf < 10; 3 wf 10 - 16; 1 wf 26 - 45;
1 other; 1 slave

Combs, Nathaniel 00001 31010 0 4
1 wm > 45;
3 wf < 10; 1 wf 10 - 16; 1 wf 26 - 45;
4 slaves

P. 223

Coombs, William, Jr. 50010 10010 0 0
5 wm < 10; 1 wm 26 - 45;
1 wf < 10; 1 wf 26 - 45

Note: Living close to RIDGELS


17 Apr 1811 (St. Mary’s Co MD (Folio 166)) Deed. ENOCH COMBS. Tract: Part of Tolls Last Shift.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


1812 - War of 1812 Service

The following are men known to be of the St. Mary's Co., MD Combs line that served in the War of 1812.

Comelius Combs [Cornelius?]. MD. 12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MIL. (Sierra…)
(Col. Cornelius Combs, s/o of Ignatius Combs and Mary FENWICK)

Lewis Combs. MD. 12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MIL. (Sierra…)
(Lewis Combs, s/o of Ignatius Combs and Mary FENWICK

Ignastius Combs [Ignatius?]. MD. 12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MIL. (Sierra…)
(possible s/o of Raphael Combs who d. 1800)

Raphael Combs. MD. 12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MIL. (Sierra…)
(possible s/o of Raphael Combs who d. 1800)

Joseph Combs. MD. 12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MIL. (Sierra…)
Nathaniel Combs. MD. 12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MIL. (Sierra…)
Robert Combs. MD. 12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MIL. (Sierra…)

(Source: Index to Combs &c of the War of 1812


12 Oct 1812 Raphael COMBS & Margart GOLDSBERRY

(Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church," Brumbagh)


16 Feb 1813 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 176) RAPHAEL COMBS. Tracts: Wilders Pool & Green Hills and part of Forrest of Dean.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD

The St. Mary’s Co MD will of RAPHAEL COMBS, dated 06 Feb 1800, proved 11 Mar 1800, bequeaths to his sons, WILLIAM COMBS & RAPHAEL COMBS "all my land known by the name of Wilders pool to be equally divided to them & their heirs forever…" and to "my beloved son IGNATIUS COMBS all my forrest land known by the name forrest of dean to him & his heirs forever…" thus the above RAPHAEL COMBS was probably the s/o RAPHAEL d 1800.


10 Aug 1813 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 180) Mortgage. ENOCH & CORNELIUS COMBS. Tract: Pork Hall.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


01 Sep 1813 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 180) Deed. WILLIAM COMBS, JR. Tract: COMBS Purchase.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


Nathaniel COMBS & Susanna SANNER 4 Oct 1813

(Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church," Brumbagh)


01 Mar 1814 (St. Mary’s Co MD (185)) Bill of Sale. LEWIS COMBS to MILLY COMBS. Chattle.

("A list of Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary’s County from the Sixth day of June 1786 to the Seventh day of March 1829," Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Monthly Bulletin of St. Marys' County Historical Society Vol 23 No. 8 August 1975 pages 7 & 8)


31 Jul 1815 Married: Monica COMBS & Benjamin WILLIAMS 31 Jul 1815

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


23 Oct 1815 (St. Mary’s Co MD (192)) Deed. ENOCH COMBS, Sheriff, to Josiah TURNER & Co. "All that plantation whereon Richard MELTON now resides." 200 Acres.

("A list of Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary’s County from the Sixth day of June 1786 to the Seventh day of March 1829," Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Monthly Bulletin of St. Marys' County Historical Society Vol 23 No. 8 August 1975 page 7 & 8) See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD. This land transfer may have been a result of his office, not family land.


15 Jan 1816 Married: Ann COMBS & Benedict RAILEY 15 Jan 1816

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


Mary COMBS & William BEAN 6 Feb 1816

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


07 Aug 1816 (St. Mary’s Co MD (200) IGNATIUS COMBS. Tract: Forrest of Dean, 56 a.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD

The St. Mary’s Co MD will of RAPHAEL COMBS, dated 06 Feb 1800, proved 11 Mar 1800, bequeaths to "my beloved son IGNATIUS COMBS all my forrest land known by the name forrest of dean to him & his heirs forever…" thus the above IGNATIUS COMBS was probably the s/o RAPHAEL d 1800.


11 Feb 1817. (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 203) Deed. ENOCH COMBS. Tracts: Coles Harbour, 150 Acres; Jarboes Discovery, 36 Acres, Stradford and The Addition to Stradford, 26 Acres.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD. The above land was willed by Ignatius COMBS (will dated 16 Sep 1790, proved 8 Feb 1791, St. Mary’s Co MD Wills Liber JJ 1 page 520) to "my son, BENNET COMBS, all my lands where my quarter is called Colonel Luiz Jarbo's Discovery, the Stradford and the addition to Stradford…" The Bennett COMBS who d 1802, St. Mary’s Co MD makes no mention of a child named Enoch, thus not Bennett, s/o Ignatius?


Sarah COMBS & Doloph TARLTON 29 Dec 1817

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


03 Nov 1819 (St. Mary’s Co MD (232)) Deed. Enoch COMBS & Wm. HERBERT to Robert HOLTON, Elijah TARLTON, John DUKES & Jeremiah WISE, Trustees of St. Nicholas Congregation All that tract whereon Saint Nicholas Church stands called part of Mattapony. 6 1/2 a. 71 ("A list of Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary’s County from the Sixth day of June 1786 to the Seventh day of March 1829," Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Monthly Bulletin of St. Marys' County Historical Society Vol 23 No. 8 August 1975 page 7 & 8)

Mary Eleanor COMBS & Phillip O. GREENWELL 27 Feb 1821 Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


1820 St. Mary’s Co., MD Census

Source: Extracted by Sue Elfving from Heritage Quest Original Images.

Second District

HQp. 69

L#3 Edmund TARLTON

L#4 Nathaniel Combs 100010 41310 (2 in agriculture)
1 m < 10; 1 m 26-45
4 f < 10; 1 f 10-16; 3 f 16-26; 1 f 26-45

L#12 Margaret MILBURN

L#14 Joseph LEIGH

HQp. 70a

L#14 Ann GREENWELL

L#16 Benedict L. RALEY

L#18 William HOLTON

L#19 Cornelius Combs 110010 00010 (8 in agriculture)
1 m < 10; 1 m 10-16; 1 m 26-45
1 f 26-45

HQp. 70b

L#2 Mary Combs 111100 01010 (1 in agriculture)
1 m < 10; 1 m 10-16; 1 m 16-18; 1 m 16-26
1 f 10-16; 1 f 26-45

L#3 Rhodolph TARLTON

HQp. 71b

L#12 William Combs 121201 11010 (3 in commerce)
1 m < 10; 2 m 10-16; 1 m 16-18; 2 m 16-26; 1 m > 45
1 f < 10; 1 f 10-16; 1 f 16-45

L#13 John SANNER

Third District

HQp. 77

Line#16 [can't read name of] Poor House

Lne #17 Raphael Combs 100010 11001 (1 in agriculture)
1 m < 10; 1 m 26-45
1 f < 10; 1 f 1-16; 1 f > 45

HQp. 78

L#9 Wm Combs 310301 00300 (5 in agriculture)
3 m < 10; 1 m 10-16; 3 m 16-26; 1 m > 45
3 f 16-26

L#14 Thomas GOUGH

L#15 William WOODWARD

L#18 Joseph Combs 310010 02010 (4 in agriculture)
3 m < 10; 1 m 10-16; 1 m 26-45
2 f 10-16; 1 f 26-45

L#19 William HAYDON

L#20 John ABELL

Fourth District

HQp. 96b

L#16 William BRISCOE

L#18 Enoch Combs 000001 00301 (6 in agriculture)
1 m > 45
3 f 16-26; 1 f > 45


17 Aug 1821 Married: Raphael COMBS & Susanna REDMAN (Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church," Brumbagh)


23 Sep 1822 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 256) Bill of sale. William COMBS to John R. PLATER Jr. Negro man LEWIS, 25 years. ("A list of Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary’s County from the Sixth day of June 1786 to the Seventh day of March 1829," Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Monthly Bulletin of St. Marys' County Historical Society Vol 23 No. 8 August 1975 pages 7 & 8)


12 Sep 1824 Married: Elizabeth COMBS & John B. FLOWER 12 Sep 1824 Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


11 Dec 1824 Married: Caroline COMBS & James W. ROACH 11 Dec 1824 Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD)


18 Jan 1825 (St. Mary’s Co MD (282)) Bill of Sale. JOSEPH COMBS to Henry THOMPSON. Negro woman TERESE'A ("A list of Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary’s County from the Sixth day of June 1786 to the Seventh day of March 1829," Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Monthly Bulletin of St. Marys' County Historical Society Vol 23 No. 8 August 1975 pages 7 & 8)


09 Jun 1825 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 287) Deed. Enoch COMBS. Tract: St. Winifreds Freehold & part of St. Winifreds Freehold, 309 acres.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


13 Aug 1825 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 289) Deed. WILLIAM COMBS. Tract: Comb's Chance.

See COMBS Land of St. Mary’s Co MD


19 Oct 1825 (St. Mary’s Co MD, Folio 290) Deed. Enoch COMBS, Cornelius COMBS. Tract: Pork Hall, 220 Acres.


9-19 Nov 1825 Deed. Enoch COMBS to Cornelius COMBS. "As witness 9th day of November in the year of our Lord 1825 by indenture between Enoch COMBS of St. Mary’s County in Maryland of one part and Cornelius COMBS of same county of the other part witnesseth that the said Enoch for four thousand five hundred dollars current money hath given granted etc, unto the said Cornelius all that piece or parcel of land being part of a larger tract called Park Hall and whereon the said Cornelius now dwells containing 320 acres more or less November 19, 1825." "Then received to be recorded the same day in Liber J.H. No. 7, folio 327 and 328 one of the Land Records of St. Mary’s County and examined by me. Jos. Harris, Clerk." (Fannie COMBS Gough ms.)


15 Nov 1825 Married: Henry R. COMBS & Maria HAYDEN 15 Nov 1825 (Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church," Brumbagh)


05 Dec 1825 - 24 Jan 1826 (St. Mary’s Co MD Wills Liber JF1:274) Enoch COMBS. Last will & Testament. In the name of God Amen I Enoch COMBS of Saint Mary’s County in the state of Maryland being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind & memory and understanding do make and constitute this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I commend my soul to almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently burried at the discretion of my Executors hereon after named and after my first debts and funeral charges are paid I give & bequeath as follows, Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Eleanor COMBS my negroes Little Tom Charlotte and Charlottes children four in number to her and her heirs. Item I give and bequeath unto my two grandchildren William E. GREENWELL and Elizabeth GREENWELL my negroes Joseph, Harriet and the two youngest children of Abraham and Clare named Granderson and Nelson to equally devide beteen them and thier heirs. Item I have here state least there might be any mistake that MARY whom I gave to my son in law Charles G. GREENWELL soon after his marriage is his property and all her children also as it was then an absolute gift by me Item I give an bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Caroline ROACH my negro Dennis, Betty, Casndry and Robert to her and her heirs, Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Celestia COMBS my negroes Charles, Kitty and her child and John to her and her heirs, Item I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Eleanor COMBS and Celestia COMBS to be equally divided between them my two Negroes Abraham and Clare his wife and my grey horsee to them and their heirs. Item I give and bequeath all the residue of my property to my three daughters Eleanor COMBS, Catherine Caroline ROACH and Celestia COMBS to be equally divided between them provided James H. ROACH my daughter Catherine Caroline's husband does not exibit against my Estate any account as my phisician and pays one hundred and nine dollars with interest from February eighteen hundred and twenty four to whomsoever may take out letters of Administration __ ___ ___ ___ the ______ estate of his father William H. ROACH this being for property which James H. ROACH purchased at a sale of property belonging to the estate of said William H. ROACH in February Eighteen Hundred and twenty four, and four which he did not give his note but if he James H. ROACH does exhibit any account for his attendance as my phisician or refuse to pay the money above mentioned to the Estate of his father then my will and desire is that the rest of my estate shall be equally devided between my two daughters Eleanor COMBS and Celestia COMBS, and their heirs. Item I give and Bequeath to my daughter Ann COMBS my negro woman Henry to her and her heirs as which I forgot before I disposed of the residue of my Estate, and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother Cornelius COMBS to be sole executor of this my last will and Testament revoking and annually all former will by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will & Testament. In witness where of I have hereto subcribed my name and affixed my seal this fifth day of December in the year Eighteen Hundred and Twenty five signed sealed published and declared by Enoch COMBS the above named Testator as and for his last will and testament. Enoch COMBS seal. in the presence. of those who at his request and in the presence and in the presence of each other have transcribed our names as witnesses to the names the words and my grey horse on the other side being first underlined. Raphael NEALE and Enoch NEALE Philip MEDLEY.

St. Mary’s County court the 24th day of January 1826. Then came Cornelius COMBS and made oath on the Holy Evangels of almighty God, that the aforegoing ins Testament of writing is the true and whole last will and testament of Enoch COMBS late of Saint Mary’s County deceased. That hath come to his hands or possession and that he does not know of any other. Certified Jas. FORREST Reg. Of Wills for Saint Mary’s County

Saint Mary’s County, __ the 24th day of January 1826. Then came Raphael NEALE one of the three subscribing witnesses to the afore going last will and testament of Enoch COMBS late of Saint Mary’s County deceased and made oath on the holy evangels of Almight god that he did see the testator therin named sign & seal this will and that he heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his leaving he was to the best of his apprehension of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that he subscribed his name as a witness to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of Enoch NEALE and Phillip MEDLEY who at the same time subscribed their names as witnesses to the same. Certified by Jas. FORREST Reg. Of wills for Saint Mary’s County.

(Transcribed by COMBS-Clark Researcher Jerry Clark)

The above is Enoch COMBS, s/o Ignatius & Mary FENWICK COMBS.


10 May 1826 - 08 Mar 1842 (St. Mary’s Co MD Wills Liber GC 2, page 52 (May 1826)) The last will & Testament of MILDRED COMBS. In the name of God amen I MILDRED COMBS of Saint Mary’s County in the State of Maryland, being in perfect health of body and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby 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 and form following: That is to say, first and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows. Item I give and bequeath to my brother CORNELIUS COMBS the following negroes to wit. One negro man named Robert, One negro man named Abraham, one negro boy named John, one negro boy called William, one negro boy named Paris, one negro boy called Charles, one negro woman called Pully, one negro woman called Susan, one negro girl called Eliza, one negro girl called Mary Ann, one negro girl called Billy, one negro girl called Susan, one negro girl called Charlotte and one negro girl called Lucinda, with all my beds, bedspreads, and furniture, and all the rest and residue of my property to him and his heirs forever. I reccomend to his consideration my two nephews ARD COMBS and CORNELIUS COMBS for whom I wish him to do all that may be in his power to do leaving it entirely at his own discreation. And lastly I do constitute and appoint my brother CORNELIUS COMBS to be my sole Executor 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 whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth day of May in the year of our Lord ONE Thousand eight hundred and twenty six. MILDRED COMBS. seal. Signed sealed published and declared by MILDRED COMBS the above named Testatrix as and for the last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. ROBERT HOLTON, MARIA LEIGH. Saint Mary’s County to wit. The 8th day of March 1842 the last will and testament of MILDRED COMBS late of Saint Mary’s County deceased, being this day during the recess of the orphans court for St. Mary’s County exhibited to me for probate: and CORNELIUS COMBS a brother and next of kin of the said deceased being in attendance and making no objection therto, but assenting; an objection being made or caviat interred by anyone. I George COMBS register of wills proceeds to take the probate thereof. Certified by G. COMBS regr. of Wills for Saint Mary’s County.

Saint Mary’s county to wit: the 6th day of June, 1842 then came Maria LEIGH one of the two subscribing witnesses to the within last will and testament of MILDRED COMBS late of Saint Mary’s county deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that she did see the testatrix therein named sign and seal this will, and that she heard her publish pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and testament; that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of her apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding: and that she subscribed her name as a witness to the will in the presence and at the request of the testatrix and in the presence of the other witness, and also that she did see Robert HOLTON the other witness to this will subscribe the same in the presence and at the request of the dec'd testatrix. Certified by G. COMBS regr. of Wills for St. Mary’s County. Filed 8th March 1842.

(Transcribed by COMBS-Clark researcher Jerry Clark.)

Mildred COMBS, b 25 Feb 1775, d 21 Jan 1842, d/o Ignatius COMBS who d in 1790 in St. Mary’s Co MD, and his wife, Mary FENWICK, who d testate in 1825. (Fannie COMBS Gough Ms.)


Note: Annotation is not yet complete for the following records. See Also the Fannie COMBS Gough Manuscript

Teresia COMBS & Abell SILENCE 14 Jan 1828
Ann E. COMBS & William J. HERBERT 18 Jan 1825
Celestia COMBS & Edward N. ROACH 4 Nov 1828

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD

William A. COMBS & Ann WOODWARD 20 Jan 1829
George COMBS & Mary Catherine COAD 27 Jan 1829

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh

Mary E. COMBS & William S. DYER 14 Jul 1829
Mary A. L. COMBS & Noah DOWNS 29 Nov 1830

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD

George C. COMBS & Mary DAVIS 22 Jun 1832

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh

Elizabeth COMBS & Thomas RUSSELL 2 Jan 1833

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD

Henry R. COMBS & Eleanor HEARD 13 Feb 1833
Peregrine COMBS & Ann TARLTON 3 Jun 1833
Edward P. COMBS & Henrietta ADAMS 30 Jul 1833

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh

Rachel Ann COMBS & James H. SAUNDERS 31 Oct 1834

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD

William COMBS & Matilda NORRISS 22 Sep 1835
James G. COMBS & Lydia E. McWILLIAMS 14 Nov 1837

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh

Margaret S. COMBS & Jno. W. BEAVAN 5 Feb 1839

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD

George COMBS & Charlotte NORRISS 18 Jun 1839
John C. COMBS & Eliza A. DRURY 25 Jan 1842

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh

Mary Ann COMBS & Cornelius F. KIRBY 12 Apr 1842 )

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD

John W. COMBS & Isabella HEWETT 20 Dec 1842

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh

Johanna COMBS & James H. WISE 16 May 1843 )

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh, Marriages from St. Mary’s County, MD

Lewis C. COMBS & Mary E. COAD 11 Jul 1848
Lewis F. COMBS & Eliza M. ABELL 9 Jan 1849
P.F. COMBS & Virginia COAD 22 Jan 1849
Peregrine COMBS & Eleanor A. GREENWELL 29 Dec 1849

Extracted by COMBS Researcher Debi Kendricks from "Maryland Records Colonial Revolutionary County Church" by Brumbagh


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