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Index to Combs &c. of Surry Co, NC

Introduction and Background
The Earliest Combs of Surry - 1771-1777
The Middle Years - 1778-1799
The Later Years - 1800- ????
Combs &c. Land of Old Surry Co NC (Includes all of Wilkes and Surry and more)

Introduction and Background

Surry County NC was established eff. 01 Apr 1771 from Rowan Co NC . In 1777, Wilkes was created, and in 1789, when Stokes was created from Surry, the courthouse was temporarily at the house of Richard HORN. In 1790, Rockford was established. In 1792, Wilkes ceded land along the northern half of its eastern border back to Surry. In 1796, Surry regained land from Stokes Co. In 1850/1, Yadkin County was formed from Surry, and in 1869, Alleghany (org. from Wilkes>Ashe in 1859) gained additional land from Surry.

Two Early Combs Families of Surry Co, NC

  1. The Mason COMBS, Sr. Family of Richmond, Stafford and Frederick & Pittsylvania Cos VA was in Surry Co NC when it was still Rowan County, and included his children:
    1. John COMBS, Sr., "father of the eight" brothers of East Kentucky, including:
    2. William COMBS m Seth STACY, d/o Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy
    3. Ann COMBS, m Benjamin STACY, s/o Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy
    4. Mason COMBS, Jr. (m Dorothy)
    5. Winnifred Combs m 1st William RIDGE, Sr., died 01-06 Aug 1780 at the Battle of Hanging Rock in SC; 2nd (2) Dec 1784, Surry Co, NC, Nathaniel ALLIN, disappeared aft 1786. One of William RIDGE'S daughters by an earlier relationship (marriage?), Nancy RIDGE, m John FIELDER, Jr., and an unidentified daughter married Byram Combs, s/o John Combs, Sr.

    All of these except John, Sr. and Mason, Jr. are on the 1768 Rowan Co NC tax list of Gideon WRIGHT.

  2. Francis & Charity WOOD Combs, formerly of Maryland (possibly St. Mary's Co) by way of Virginia (county unknown) who had arrived in Surry Co by 1771 (not on 1768 Rowan Co tax lists). The only child of Francis & Charity WOOD Combs (a.k.a. COOMBS, etc.) known to have married in Surry Co NC was their daughter, Lydia, who m Amos CRITCHFIELD (a.k.a. CRUCTCHFIELD/SCRITCHFIELD) in 1783, removing later to Spartansburgh SC, and later yet to Daviess Co KY (not found yet). Francis and their other children later removed to Nelson Co, KY.

Combs-Associated Families of Surry Co, NC, many also listed on the 1768 Rowan Co NC tax list of Gideon WRIGHT, included

  1. Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy (Pettit), also formerly of Stafford & Frederick Cos VA, parents of (among others): Benjamin STACY (m Ann Combs); Sitha STACY (m William Combs); Sinai STACY (m William CODY), Simon (m Elizabeth DAVIDSON), John STACY(?), and possibly Mary STACY (m Abner EVERAGE?). Judith TOLSON m 2nd Thomas PETTIT.
  2. William CODY (Son of Pierce CODY) m Sinai STACY, d/o Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy above.
  3. William Terrill & Sarah MARTIN Lewis, Sr. of Surry & Wilkes. Parents of (among others) W. T. Jr.; Joel; Micajah; James Martin; Elizabeth, m (1) John BENGE (by whom she had Obediah Martin BENGE, among others) & (2) John FIELDER, Sr., father of (by earlier wife) James FIELDER (m his step-sister, Sally BENGE) and John FIELDER, Jr. (m Nancy RIDGE)
  4. Mary UNKNOWN, w/o David MARTIN, David ALLEN and Jonathan HAYNES, and mother of Salathiel & Obediah MARTIN, both of whom m COOKS. Clearly a close, protective relationship toward Winnifred Combs Ridge and her children, but why?

Note: For an overview of the Mason Combs and Associated Families of Surry Co NC, George Baumbach's Tories of Surry Co NC, including the Estate File of William RIDGE, mandatory reading. A number of our Combs of Surry & Wilkes Cos NC were Tories at the start of the Revolution (many of whom eventually switched sides), and law suits resulting from William RIDGE'S estate file are a Treasure Trove for far more than just Combs Researchers.

Also Note: Because of the boundary changes between Surry and Wilkes, it is mandatory to research both counties, particularly since, in the case of the Mason Combs Families at least, it appears that either Mason's son, William, moved westward into Wilkes Co NC by the time of it's formation, or that the county lines changed, causing his land to become part of Wilkes. See Also Combs &c. Land of Old Surry Co NC (Includes all of Wilkes and Surry and more).


Note: Use of [brackets] indicates added data inserted by the Combs Researcher, not the author (of published works). Also note that in a number of instances, we have original transcriptions yet to be entered; thus the "published" record below is only a temporary "placeholder."

Research Status

Surry Co NC has not been fully researched. Extant Surry County Records include:

Court house records: bonds of apprentices (1779-1921), bonds of bastardy (1830-1928), bonds of officials (1777-1893), court dockets (1772-1872), court minutes (1778-1940), court records (1771-1929), deeds (1771-1963), divorce (1826-1927), estate accounts (1792-1963), estate administrators (1776-1958), estate executors (1868-1902), estate inventories (1784-1963), estate records (1771-1943), estate sales (1784-1845), estate settlements (1868-1963), guardian (1784-1963), land ejectments (1798-1905), land entries (1778-1883), land grants (1782-1877), land miscellaneous (1772-1930), land processions (1801-87), marriages (1778-1963), miscellaneous (1771-1963), naturalizations (1910-28), petitions (1778), roads (1722(sic mg - but cannot be correct)-1931). tax (1771-1888), wills (1771-1963).

Other records: Baptist, cemetery, census, Church of Christ, county history, DAR, Episcopal, Friends, Moravian, newspaper, town history, WPA inventory.

Libraries: Surry County-Dobson Library, West Atkins St., Dobson, NC 27017; Northwestern Regional Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin, NC 28621.

County histories: J. G. Hollingsworth, HISTORY OF SURRY COUNTY, Fisher, Greensboro, NC, 1935; Bicentennial Commission Book Committee, THE SURRY COUNTY BOOK, Surry County Historical Society, Elkin, NC, 1978.


Chronology of Records 1771-1777


30 Apr 1770 - August Term 1771 (Surry Co., NC Civil Action Papers, CR092.325.1)

North Carolina
Surry County

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At an inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held at Gideon WRIGHTS in and for the County of Surry on the third Tuesday of August in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third [1771] by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith & before the Worshipful Jacob BOND Charles McANALLY John DUNCAN & other Justices assigned to keep the peace in said County and also to here and determin[e] all petty larcenies Trespasses assaults batteries & crimes & misdemeanors of an inferior nature whatever commtited or done in the County aforesaid.

The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their oath present that Lucretia COMBS late of the Parish of Saint Jude in said County on the thirtieth Day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid did Being moved & seduced by the Instigation of the Devil then & there Commit & perpetrate the heinous crime of fornication with one John PARKER and many other times both before and after the said thirtieth Day of April at the parish aforesaid in the county aforesaid The Crime of Fornication did commit against the form of an Act of Assembly in such Case made & Provided against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King his Crown & Dignity
W. AVERY Atty
Witness: JOHN VANOY
???? [another witness indecipherable]

29 May 1770 - 1772 (Surry Co., NC Criminal Action Papers, CR092.326.1)

North Carolina
Surry County

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At an inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held at Gideon WRIGHTS in & for the County of Surry on the Third Tuesday of February in the Twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third [1772] by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith & before the Worshipful Jacob BOND Charles McANALLEY John DUNCAN & other Justices assigned to keep the peace in said County and also to here and determine all petty Larcenies Trespasses Assaults Batteries & Crimes & Misdameanours Whatsoever of an Inferior Nature whatever commtited or done in the County aforesaid.

The Juriors for our Soveriegn Lord the King upon their oath present that Andrew VANOY labouror, late of the Parish of St. Jude in said County on the twentyninth Day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy at the Parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid with force & arms being moved & seduced by the Instigation of the Devil did then & there Commit & perpetrate the henious crime of fornication upon the Body of one Lucretia COMBS and at many other times both before and after the said twenty ninth Day of May at the parish aforesaid in the county aforesaid The Crime of Fornication did commit & perpetrate against the form of an Act of Assembly in such Case made & Provided against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King his Crown & Dignity
W. AVERY Atty

(Transcription of Licentious Researcher George Baumbach)

Notes: Lucretia COMBS has not been identified as yet. Was she a daughter of Mason COMBS, Sr. or the widow of an yet unidentified COMBS? Did she bear children by the above Andrew VANNOY and John PARKER? It is known that she was the mother of a George COMBS, b 1764, and she apparently lived in that part of Surry Co that became Wilkes Co in 1777 (See Below). Question: Are location descriptions of Surry/Wilkes parishes extant?


09 Nov 1771 (CR092.326.17, Surry Co., NC Criminal Action Papers)

North Carolina
Surry County

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At an inferior Court of Pleas & quarter Sessions begun and held in & for the County of Surry on the Third Sunday of November in the twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith & Before the Worshipful Jacob BONN Charles MCANALLY Gideon WRIGHT and Robert WALKER Esquires and others their Companion Justices assigned to keep the Peace for said County and also to hear and determine all Petty Larcenies Trespasses, Assaults Batteries Crimes and Misdemeanors of an inferior Nature Whatsoever committed or done in the County aforesaid. The Jurors for our Lord the king upon their Oath present that Thomas CODY late of the Parish of Saint Jude in the County of Surry Planter on the ninth Day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy one with Force and Arms the Close of one James SHEPHERD in the Parish aforesaid in the said County aforesaid did break and enter, and the said James SHEPHERD from his possession of the said Close, and a tract of land and Premises by him the said James regularly & duly entered and Surveyed in the Office of the Right Honourable Earl Granville did then and there move put out & eject & the same James SHEPHERD form the Premises aforesaid so moved put out and ejected in Manner and Form aforesaid, with Force and Arms ___ out, To the great Damage of him the Said James SHEPHERD & against the Peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity. W. AVERY, Atty (Transcribed by Combs-Cody Researcher George Baumbach)


1771 Surry Co, NC Tax List - Clerk's Copy (Selected Entries)

From Surry and Wilkes Co, NC Taxables, 1771-1800, Vol. 1, 1771-1777, William Perry Johnson (alpha list by 1st letter of surname):

ALLEN, John 1
ALLEN, David 1
ALLIN, Adaniram 2
ALLIN, Gersham 2
ALLIN, Richard 1
BROUGHTON, Willoby
COONS [COOMS], Francis 1 [h/o Charity WOOD]
COMES, Mason Senr 3
CODE [CODY] Godfrey 1
CODE [CODY] William 1 [h/o Sinai STACY]
COMES William 1 [h/o Seth STACY & s/o Mason Sr.]
COGSWELL, John 1
DUNCAN, Charles 1
DUNCAN, John 1
DUNCAN, Marshall 3
EVERAG(?) [EVERAGE] Abner 1
RIDGE William 5 [h/o Winnifred COMBS, d/o Mason, Sr.]
STASE Benjamin 1 [aka STACY, h/o Ann COMBS, d/o Mason, Sr.]
Thomas PETTIT [2nd h/o Judith TOLSON Stacy]
VANDERPOOL Abraham 2
VANDERPOOL Wynant 1
WOOLBANKS, Richard 1
ZITWOOD Isaac 1 [probably TITSWORTH.]

(Surry and Wilkes Co, NC Taxables, 1771-1800, Vol. 1, 1771-1777, William Perry Johnson)

Notes: Francis COOMBS (b1722) arrived in Surry Co at some time after 1768 from Maryland by way of Virginia. Mason COMBS (b 1714) tithed 2 on the 1768 Rowan tax list, presumably himself and son, Mason COMBS, Jr. (b 1746/7). The third tithe in 1771 may indicate a younger son, an employee or a negro. His name precedes immediately the two CODY entries, and is 20-30 lines below that of Francis COMBS. William COMBS is listed 7 names below that of Mason COMBS, only two names below that of Benjamin CLEVELAND. See Willoughby BROUGHTON with Bennett COMBS in Pendleton SC, and see the latter also in Greeneville SC. Charles DUNCAN, s/o Marshall, is found in the records of early Washington Co TN with CALLEHAMS and an unidentified John COMBS and both CALLEHAMS and COMBS had previously been in Greeneville SC. Thomas PETTIT m Judith TOLSON, widow of Simon STACY (See 1784 below) Judith TOLSON Stacy Pettit reared Mary EVERAGE Cornett according to Thomas CODY, grandson of Judith & son of the above William & Sinai STACY Cody. (See also William CORNETT RW Pension File) Might Abner EVERAGE above have been Mary EVERAGE Cornett's father?


1772 "List of Taxables for Surry County - 1772" [Clerk's Copy - Selected Names]

ALLING [ALLEN] Richard 1
ALLEN, Adoniram 1
ALLEN, Grisham 3
ALLEN, John 1
ALLING [ALLEN], David 1
BROWN, William 1
BROTTON, Willibe [BROUGHTON, Willoughby] 3
BURCH, Henry 1
BURK, Benjamin 1
CADE [CODY] Godfrey 1
CADE [CODY] William 1
CO(O)GGSWELL [a.k.a. COGHILL], John 1]
COOK, Nicholas 2 [not on 1771 list]
CUMP, Jesse 1
COODEY [CODY], Thomas 1
COMES Mason Senr 2
COMES Mason Junr 1
COMES William 2
CALLIHAM, William 3 [not on 1771 list]
DUNCAN, Marshall 2
DUNCAN, Charles 1
HAMMETT, Hugh
HORN, Richard 1
MARTIN, David 4
PARKER, John 1
STACE Benjamin 1
VANDERPOOL Winyard 1
VANDERPOOL Abraham 2
VANDERPOOL John 1
VANOY, Andrew 1
WALTHENS, Hennery 1 [See Combs-Wathen of Nelson Co KY]
ZITTSWOOD Isaac 1 [probably a.k.a. TITSWORTH]
No RIDGE

(Surry and Wilkes Co, NC Taxables, 1771-1800, Vol. 1, 1771-1777, William Perry Johnson)


1773 Surry Co, NC - None Extant


23 Jul 1773 (Surry Co. NC Land Entry #307) Mason COMBS, Senr., enters 250 A in Surry on South [sic] side of the Yadkin River against Tumlin Falls, including his improvement.

(Surry County, NC, Wills, 1771-1827, Annotated Genealogical Abstracts, Jo White Linn, GPC, Baltimore, 1992)


1774 Surry Co, NC Tax Lists

Charles McANALLY'S List
Isaac TITSWORD & son Isaac
& Morman LAWSON 3
Lexshus [Elexious] MUSICK
Marshall DUNCAN for
Jno & Joel CALEHAM 3
James DUNCAN 1
Moses MARTIN, sons James,
John, Moses 4
John UNDERWOOD & son
Wm, Geo. do. 3
Wm. CALEHAM & son
Wm 2

Notes: See Combs-Underwood Families and Combs-Hammett-Underwood.

Gray BYNUMS List
Barnabas FARE, himself, & son
Michael FARE 2
Winon VANDERPOOL, himself 1
Abraham VANDERPOOL 1

Doctor BONNS List
William LEWES & son William 2
Jonathan HARREL & son John 2
Richard HARREL 1
Jonathan HARREL Junr. 1
Jacob SPEER & sons Benjamin,
Jacob & William 4
Henry SPEER 1
William STONE, Junr. 1
Ebenezer BYRAM 1
John HAIN 1
Samuel RIGGS & sons Silas &
Zadock 3

Notes: See (1) John HARRELL deed to John Combs in 1758 in Frederick Co VA; (2) John HARRELL 1814 Hawkins Co TN will names daughter, Lydia (wife of George Combs); (3) Henry SPEER with Mason Combs on 1751 Augusta Co (later Frederick) VA petition; and (4) Mason Combs & William STONE tithed by Henry STONE in 1767 in Pittsylvania Co VA.

John DEATHERAGE List
John BOWLING, Ser., John
BOWLING, Jur. 2
Elexcius MUSICK 1
William CLOUD 1
Bethana HAINS [HAYNES], Ser., Yadkin R.,
Bethana HAINS, Jur. 2
John HAINS 1
Derby SWILLAVAN 1 [Darby SULLIVAN]
Joseph CLOUD, Jur., James
THOMPSON 2

Notes: See Combs-Bolling in Stafford VA; and Nelson & Perry Cos KY. See Combs-Musick in Pittsylvania and Russell Cos VA.

Martin ARMSTRONG'S List
Gideon WRIGHT 1
Thomas ADEMAN, James JOHNSTEN, &
Micheal SPRINKLE 3
Samuel TATE & son Robert TATE 2
Ben JOHNSTON & son Ruben
JOHNSTON 2
Benjeman BURK 1
Thomas PETTIT 1
James BURK 1
Robert SPEERS 1
Richard HORN, John HORN &
Negroes Toby & Kate 4

Notes: See Cody-Combs-Davidson-Stacy-Tate in Russell Co VA; and Warren Co TN. See Combs-Johnson-Ridge-Horn in White Co TN. See Martin ARMSTRONG mentioned in RW Pension File of Nicholas Combs, Sr.; and his deposition in William Ridge Estate File. Who was the above James JOHNSON?

Benjamin CLEAVLAND'S List (1774 - Selected Entries)
Emanuel ROSE 1
Benjamin SMITH 1
John FIDLER [FIELDER?]1
James GREENSTREET 1
Richard DODSON 1
William COMES 1
David MARTIN, Sallitheal MARTIN &
Negro Sall, in all 3
[Note: The above names consecutive]
Moses TOLIVER 1
William TOLIVER 1
Randolph WHOLEBROOK 1 [HOLEBROOK]
Joseph PORTER 1
Adniram ALLEN, Neg. Ned, in all 2
David ALLEN 1
Ignasus REDMON 1
James REDMON 1
John COGSWELL 1
Jeffre JOHNSON, John JOHNSON,
Neg. LETT, in all 3
Thomas SPENCE 1
George WHEATLEY, Jnr. 1
Josiah KEEN, Gilbert KEEN, in all 2
George WHEATLEY
John BOULAND, Andrew BOULAND 2 [var. sp. BOLLING?]
Mickal BACON 1
Andrew VANNOY 1
Edmon DENNY 1
Thomas OWENS, Thomas OWENS,
Barnet OWENS, in all 3
Richard ALLEN, Constab.
John ROSE, Sterling ROSE, in all 2
James COPE 1
George WOOTEN 1
John SIMPSON, in all 3
Ruben PARKS 1
John WILSON 1
William WILSON, Joseph WILLSON,
James WILSON, in all 3
Henry KING 1
John ROBINS, Rubin ROBINS,
in all 2
William CODA [CODY] 1
John MILLER 1
William NALL 1
Arza DOATS 1 [Azariah DOSS]
Peter GWIN 1
Abraham VENDERPOOL, Willm.
VENDERPOOL 2(?)
John VENDERPOOL 1
Jonathan ALLEN 1
John HIGGIN 1
John ALLEN 1
Thomas FARGUSSON 1
Isaac THRESHER 1
[M?]oses GESS 1
William GESS, Benjamin GESS, in al 2
John BANKS 1
Willm BANKS 1
Nathanel BANKS 1
James GWIN 1
Nehemiah FARGUSSON, Joseph
FARGUSSON 2
Joh. FARGUSSON 1
William FARGUSSON 1
Frances SETTLE 1
William COPE, John COPE 2
Tomas DAVIS 1
John RICHARDSON 1
David BAILEY 1
John ROSE 1
Will SPARKS, Math SPARKS 2
Benj. JOHNSON 1
William OWEN 1
Henry HAND 1

Notes: Most of the above were later in Wilkes Co NC and/or on Surry/Wilkes county line. Also Note: William was the only Combs on the extant 1774 lists - and no RIDGE, or STACEY.


22 Mar 1775 (Surry WB1:58) 22 Mar 1775. Bill of Sale. Nicholas COOK to Andrew MARTEN for £16 proc personalty & improvement where COOK now lives. Wit: George McDOLE Rec. Aug Ct. 1775. (Surry Wills, Linn)

Notes: Is this William Nicholas COOK? See also Combs Land of Old Surry and Estate File of William RIDGE. Also note numerous other Combs &c. Families Cook Connections, both in Surry and Wilkes NC, and possibly in Charlotte Co VA (See Below).


May 1775 (Surry WB1:44a) Inv. of est. of John MILLER decd retd by William HANNAH adm. Mentioned are: John HANNAH, William HANNAH, Barnabas FAIR, Peter LOWORK, George HOLDSBROOK, Richd LINVILLE, Joshua HANNAH, James BOND, George PIERCE, Reuben KNIGHT, Henry COOK, William PIERCE, Aaron LINWELL, James HALBROOK [HOLBROOK?], John COOK, George COMERS [sic], Moses LINWELL, Cornelius COOK. Rec. May Ct. 1775.

(Surry County, NC, Wills, 1771-1827, Annotated Genealogical Abstracts, Jo White Linn, GPC, Baltimore, 1992)

Notes: The above is believed to have been COMBES, not COMERS, which gives us an adult(?) George Combs in Surry (Wilkes) NC as early as 1775 (RW George Combs of Wilkes?). See also 1795 Wilkes Co NC deed of John Combs of Wilkes to Hicks Combs of Wilkes w/Henry COOK a witness. (The Wilkes NC John Combs remains unidentified as does Thomas Hicks Combs m Keziah, d/o Henry HAYES. Are these Surry or Wilkes Co NC neighbors?


1775 Surry Co, NC Tax List

11 categories: Land; Value in pds.; "Negres" over "Teen", under Fifty; "Negres" over Fifty, under Sixty; "Negres" over five, under "Teen"; Cattle; Horses; Value; Money, Pounds; Shillings; Pence

CAMPLINS List

John GUINN 0/0/0/0/0/0/4/250/1/15/0
Reubin [G?]EORGE 300/150/0/0/0/4/3/150/2/8/0
William SUTHERN 305/150/0/0/0/10/3/220/0/12/0
Jessey GEORGE (to do)
Marke HARDEN "
Almond GUINN 250/600[?]/5/4/0/17/4/200/380/0/0
one Negro Cripple
John MORGAN
George DEATHERAGE
Reubin DODSON

Jacob BONN'S List

John HAIN 1
John CAMP 1
Mary HAINS & sons
John & Phillip 3
William PIERCE 1
Henry COOK
William BOSTIC &
Negr. Jude & Matt 3
Vinan [a.k.a. Wynant] VANDER POOLE 1
John COGSWELL 1

Richard MURPHY'S List

(Transcribed by Combs-Cody Researcher George Baumbach who adds: A portion of the 1775 Tax List of Surry County, North Carolina has just been identified at the State Archives in Raleigh recently. It is the District of Richard Murphey. The full list will be published, thanks to Carl York of Knoxville, TN in about February 2000. Below are some of the names from this District of interest to this group:

1775 Surry Co., Tax List [undated, determined to be 1775] (CR 092.701.11) [selected names]

page 1

04 John Jarvis Taxabel 1
09 Wm COMBS two Taxabel 2
12 Benjamin Smith one Taxabel 1
13 John Cook fore Taxables Negro James Negro ???
Negro James
14 Thomas Petit one Taxabel 1
16 Samuel Critchfield one Taxabel 1
17 Nathanel Critchfield one Taxabel 1
20 James Felder one Taxabel 1
27 Thomas Codey one Taxabel 1
29 Nicholas Cook one Taxabel 1

Page 2

05 William Critchfield one Taxabel 1
06 John Critchfield one Taxabel 1
11 William Burch one Taxabel 1
15 Benjamin Burk one Taxabel 1

Page 3

01 William RIDGE fore Taxabels 4
02 Thos Pettit one Taxabel 1
03 Benjamin STACY one Taxabel 1
04 Henery Hand one Taxabel 1
09 Henery Snow one Taxabel 1
10 Arther [Arthur] Critchfield one Taxabel 1
11 Godery Codey one Taxabel 1

Page 4

04 Mason COMBS Jr one Taxabel 1
05 William Codey one Taxabel 1
06 Abner Everige [Everage] one Taxabel 1
07 Gorge Tomson one Taxabel 1

Page 5

01 Joseph Johnson one Taxabel 1
03 William Johnson one Taxabel 1
04 John Burch, William Burch two Taxabels 2
05 Jabez Jarvis, Rezah or Kezah? [Wm] Jarvis & Levi Jarvis 3 Taxabels 3
09 John Fideler one Taxabel 1
11 Martin Gambill one Taxabel 1
12 Godferey Isaacs one Taxabel 1
13 John Critchfield Jr one Taxabel 1
16 Joseph Burk one Taxabel 1

Page 6

Page 7

03 Adniram [Adonirum] Allen one Taxabel 1
06 David Allen one Taxabel 1
10 Henery Southerd one Taxabel 1

Page 8

02 Charls Dodson one Taxabel 1
05 Mason COMBS Sr three Taxabels 3
07 Abrahm Creson one Taxabel
12 Larince Smith three Taxabels 3

Notes: Mason COMBS is now tithing three again. Has a second son been added?


28 Mar 1777 (Surry NC WB I:71a) Lucresha Combs binds her son George COMB [sic] as apprentice to William LENOIR, farmer, for 8 yrs., 5 mos. 28 Mar 1777. Wit: Saml SIMPSON, John MORRIS, Keziah KING.

(Surry County, NC, Wills, 1771-1827, Annotated Genealogical Abstracts, Jo White Linn, GPC, Baltimore, 1992)

Notes: Assuming the apprenticeship was to age 21, George Combs was born Aug 1764. A Wilkes Co NC record dated 10 Mar 1780 reiterates the above with the added information that he was an "orphan boy," and "aged 15 years 28th Oct last" (born 28 Oct 1764). The phrase "orphan boy" (as versus baseborn, etc.) implies Lucretia Combs was a widow, but no Combs estate records have been located in either Surry or Wilkes Cos. The second record also states that he was to learn the occupation of farmer. Lucretia apparently resided in that part of Surry Co that became Wilkes (as did William LENOIR, Andrew VANNOY and John PARKER). If not for the PARKER & VANNOY records, it would be "logical" to assume that George Combs was the son of the Tory Combs that d ca1780 (See Below), but too many men, too little time…


1777 Surry NC Tax Lists

"Jabez JARVIS District" (Excerpted):

Charles DODSON
Henry HOLTSCLAW
Henry BURCH
Jabez JERVIS
Richard HORN
Bennett ROSE
John RICHARDSON
George GREEN
Eliphalet JERVIS
Moses JOHNSON
Richard WOOTON
Ephraim PAGET
Job BROUGHTON
Bartholomew MARIAM
John SUMMER
Joshua FREEMAN
Francis COOMS Improvements::0 Vallue: 0 Negros: 0 Value: 0 Horses: 2 Value: 24 Cattle: 3
Value: 9 0:7:8 Cash in Hand: 0 Money on "Interest"0
Joseph WOODRUFF
John JERVIS
William JOHNSTON
John MARIAM
*Isham THOMPSON
*West MOSELY

In different handwriting (includes):

Eliga SMALLW[OOD]
Joseph JONSEN(?)
David BURK

On a 2nd Sheet:

John STONE
Aaron FREEMAN
Hugh HAMMOND
Robert HAMMOCK
Godfry CODEY
William COLE(?)
Moses WOODRUFF
Jonn ALLEN
Absolum WOOTON

On a 3rd Sheet (partially entered here):

Rezear JARVIS
Wm. CRITCHFIELD
Amos LONDON
John PARKER
Elijah SMALLWOOD
Geo. WATKINS
[the above names consecutive]
Wilebey BROUGHTON
Wm. SUDARD
Mary WHITTECR [WHITTAKER]
James HAMMANS

"Capt. Benja. CLEVELANDS Dist. A list of Names & Taxable Effets, September. 1777"

John HAMMON
Larkin CLEVELAND
George WHITLEY
Ben. MORGAIN
Jonathan STAMPER
Aminuel [Emmanuel] ROSE
Authur SCRITCHFIELD
William HILL Jr.
William M[c]CLANE
William MANER
John AMBURGEY Srq(?)
Winerford ALEXANDER
Thos. PARKES
Peter GREENSTREET
Isaac GARISON
Edman DENNY
Richard WOOLBANKS
William STONE
George WHITLEY, Jr.
Randolph FUGATE
Josiah FUGATE
Jesse WALTON
Simmeon CARTER
George STUBLEFIELD
Thos. STUBLEFIELD
Nicks. ANGEL
William HANKINS
Frances HILL
Benja. CLEVELAND
William NALL
Richard ALLIN
William GAMRIL
Joseph PRU(ET?)
[the above names consecutive]

Notes: Francis COOMS was the only Combs on any 1777 list -0- unless William COLE(?) adj. to Godfrey CODEY was actually a Combs. Also note that those serving in militias may have been non-tithables and not included(?).


Continued: The Middle Years - 1778-1799
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