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Alleghany County was established in 1859 from Ashe Co, NC


1860 Alleghany Co, NC Census

(Transcription from Jeff Weaver's Alleghany Co, NCGenWeb 1860 Census)

467. Combs, Isaac 35 Laborer - 20 NC
Martha 28
David 9
Rebecca 5
Calvin 3
Female 6/12


1860 Alleghany Co, NC Census
Agricultural Schedule

COMBS, J. = 20 Acres improved land; 80 acres of unimproved land; cash value farm: $300; Value of Farm Implements: 5; Horses: 1; Asses or Mules: 0; Milch Cows: 2; Working Oxen: 0; Other cattle: 3; Sheep: 6; Swine: 7; Value of Livestock: 140.

(Jeff Weaver's Alleghany Co, NC 1860 Agricultural Schedule)


1870 Alleghany Co, NC Census

(Partial Transcription from Jeff Weaver's Alleghany Co, NCGenWeb 1870 Census)

Gap Civil Twp

42 COMBS, Caroline 26 Keeping House NC
Nancy 9 NC
Jacob 7 NC
Henry 5 NC
Wiley 3 NC

Notes: Despite the age conflict, could this be Caroline COMBS who was in the 1860 Wilkes Co, NC Census with daughter, Nancy, b Jun 1860, in HH of Joseph BLEVINS?


1880 Alleghany Co, NC Census

Cranberry Twp

ED 12

p. 278/7, June 11, 1880

58/59 Combs Calvin w, m, 22, works on farm, b NC NC NC
Gennie, Wife, wf, 17, Keeping house NC NC NC
Sylvester Son wm 2 NC NC NC
Emory O, Son wm 3/12 NC NC NC born in March

Notes: Calvin Combs & Virginia BROOKS (April 29, 1877 Wilkes Co, NC Marriage Records (Courthouse). Calvin Combs (29) married Virginia BROOKS - Issued April 29, 1877 - John M. ADAMS, J.P. - At J. M. ADAMS - Witness - T. ADAMS, C. ADAMS, L. HANDY. (Combs Researcher Vanessa Combs Church)). Couple is living next to Thomas BROOKS and only a few doors from Virginia's apparent mother Martha BROOKS, widow of Thomas. Calvin and Virginia aka Martha found next in the 1900 Smythe Co, VA census.

Also Note: Per Ralph Sullivan “We are pretty sure the parents of Calvin Combs are Andrew Jackson Combs and Martha Howell [married 15 Jun 1855, Ashe Co, NC (Jeffrey Weaver's Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina, 1801-1872)]. We found them in the 1870 Jeffersonville, Tazewell Co., NC <sic> [VA] census with Calvin and some of his siblings. We also found them in the 1880 Jefferson, Ashe Co., NC census with his siblings, but Calvin had married in 1877 and was not with them. Also we found their names on death certificates of some of Calvin's brothers and sisters.”


1892 Alleghany Co, NC WB-A/138. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Tobitha COMES (Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


1900 Alleghany Co, NC WB-A/234. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Malvina COMBS (ibid.)


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

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