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Index to Combs &c. of Wilkes Co, NC

Introduction and Background
Combs of Wilkes - 1777-1799
Combs of Wilkes - 1800-1839
Combs of Wilkes - 1840-????
Combs &c. Land of "Old Surry NC

1800 US Census - Wilkes Co NC

P. 33
Combs, George (males left - females right): 00110-11200-00
Combs, James (males left-females right: 00010-00000-00
P. 59
PRICE, John (males left - females right): 11000-00100-00
(US Census Index, 1800, Broderbund Software, Inc. - Unreliable! Orig. Source needed!)


1 Apr 1800 SOUTHER, Jesey & Jain COMBS, Joshua SOUTHER, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


Aug Term 1800 (Wilkes NC WB2:14) Inventory Estate of George Combs deceased [items] Returned by William MILLER, Adm. (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society)

Notes: Absher's Some Pioneers… names William MILLS [sic] as admin. in this record, not MILLER.

22 Aug 1800 (Wilkes NC WB2:25) Sale Estate George COMBS decd. Purchasers: William MILLS, Peter Combs, Isaac LUNSFORD, James PRICE, John STANDLEY, Henry HAYS, Elijah VICKERS, Shadrach STANDLEY, William SILCOCK, John ARMTON (or ARENTON or ARMSTON), John KEATON, Sr. Returned. by William MILLS [sic], Admr. (Page 25) (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society; and Wilkes Co, NC, Will Abstracts, Books One & Two, 1778-1811, Mrs. W. O. Absher, SHP, Easley, SC, 1989)

Notes: Neither the identity nor relationship of George Combs to other Combs has been determined. Henry HAYS was the f/o Keziah who m Thomas Hicks Combs 3 Feb 1801 (See Below) John ARMTON (or ARENTON) was probably John ARRINGTON whose (dau?) Sarah ARRINGTON m Levi COMBS 27 Jul 1817. (See Below) Note the apparent discrepency between MILLS and MILLER. See also Washington Co VA re Combs-MILLS.


27 Sept 1800 PARKER, Shadrach & Francis COMBS, George COMBS, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Was Francis the d/o of the above George COMBS? He cannot be the same who died earlier this same year. Could this be the widow instead? See Shadrach PARKER'S Wilkes NC estate records of 1806; and see John PARKER and Lucretia Combs of 1772 Surry NC


22 Oct 1800 PRICE, John & Mary Combs, William MILLS, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: See William MILLS as administrator of estate of George Combs above.


23 Aug 1800 Wilkes Co, NC Marriage Records (Courthouse). Vance ANDERSON (19) married C. E. Combs (19) - Issued August 23, 1800 - H. H. CREWSON, J.P. - At Wilkesboro - Witness - Ervin REED, Wilkes County. (Combs Researcher Vanessa Combs Church)


8 Jan 1801 Combs, Jessey & Polley PRICE, Jonathan HAYES, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


15 Jan 1801 (Wilkes DB F1:309) John STANDLEY to John NANCE, 100 A on waters of Hunting Creek.

Notes: The above record places at least one NANCE family among the Combs of Hunting Creek.


27 Jan 1801-May term 1801: (Wilkes Co NC WB2:39-40) Will of Edmund DENNY Execrs. to sell land, mill, negro Jacob & all estate & divide money as follows: To: John & William ALEXANDER, sons of Travis ALEXANDER, 30 pds each when come of age. To: Judah TALIAFERRO 1/3 part whole amount of money. To: Ann Combs, wife of George Combs, and her children. John BALTRIP and his children, balance money arising from sale of estate to be left in hands of execrs and paid to Ann and John annually as needed to care for them and their children.
Execr: Benjamin CLEVELAND Witness: Thomas PARKS
Travis ALEXANDER Elisha SEBASTIN
Benjamin PARKS Richard PARKS

(Wilkes WB2:39-40) dtd 27 Jan 1801. prob. May term 1801. Will of Edmund DENNEY. Instructed exes to sell his land, Mill, negro Jacob and all his estate and divide the money as follows: To John and William ALEXANDER, sons of Travis ALEXANDER, L30 eac when they 'come of age;' To Judiah TALISFERRO (TOLIVER) he bequeathed one third of the whole amount of money; and: To Ann Combs, wife of Geo Combs, and her children and to John BALTRIP (aka Boaltrip) and his children, he bequeathed the balance., to be paid by the Executors Annually as needed to care for them and their children. Execs: Travis ALEXANDER, Benjamin PARKS and Benjamin JONES. (Some Pioneers of Wilkes Co, NC, Absher)

Notes: Need to recheck - we have a better transcription of DENNEY Will, and wits may be incomplete. Also need to complete RW Geo. Combs Report.


3 Feb 1801 Combs, Hicks & Keziah HAYS, Henry HAYES, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: See Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYES Combs. Given that Thomas Hicks Combs was apparently already either a landowner or tenant farmer by 1792, is this marriage nine years later possibly a second one?


23 Jun 1801 (Wilkes WB3:178) dtd. 23 Jun 1801. Bill of Sale. George WHEATLEY, Esq. of Wilkes Co, NC, to Judah TOLIVER. "One Negro Girl named Rachel to Judah BOLTRIP now by the name of Judah TOLIVER." $200. s/George WHEATLEY (seal). Test: Jonathan STAMPER. Ack. (Some Pioneers of Wilkes Co, NC, Absher)

Note: Add'l still to be entered re BALTRIPS; however, note that TALIAFERRO and TOLIVER were interchangeable spellings of this surname.


Jan 3, 1801 to Aug 1803 - Travis ALEXANDER'S acct against Estate Edmund DENNY deceased, pd. following: George Combs, Ann Combs, John BALTRIP, PATTON and ERVIN, Travis ALEXANDER, Hannah BALTRIP. (Pages 39, 40) (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society)

Notes: Absher's Some Pioneers… states that a George Combs was listed on pp. 44-5 of WB2.

Aug 1, 1801 to March 1803 - Benjamin PARKS acct against Estate Edmund DENNY deceased,: pd. following: George Combs, Ann Combs, John BALTRIP, John TOWNSEN, Francis REYNOLDS, Ezekiel BROWN.

Notes: The presence of John TOWNSEND on above list may indicate relationship of this George Combs to William Combs who m Hannah TOWNSEND(?)


5 Nov 1802 - Apprentice Bond - George Combs bound unto Joshua SOUTHER to learn occupation blacksmith til 21 years, signed/ Joshua SOUTHER. (Page 80) (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society)

5 Nov 1802 - Apprentice Bond - Lucy Combs bound unto Joshua SOUTHER to learn occupation spinster til 18 years, signed/ Joshua SOUTHER. (Page 80) (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society)

Notes: Were George & Lucy Combs siblings? Children of George Combs, deceased in 1800? Joshua SOUTHER was (according to family tradition?) the brother of Jesse SOUTHER who m Jane Combs 1 Apr 1800 in Wilkes (w/Joshua their bondsman). Her relationship, if any, to George & Lucy Combs above? Joshua SOUTHER had m Libbie PROFFIT 17 Sep 1801 in Wilkes Co NC. Was Libbie PROFITT kin to Elizabeth PROFFITT who m Evan DAVIS, their daughter, Temperance Proffitt "Tempie" DAVIS marrying Henry Combs in 1837 in Perry Co KY? Also note that Libbie is a common nickname for Elizabeth.


Jan Term 1804: Settlement with Execrs Estate Edmund DENNY deceased.

Benjamin JONES acct against estate; pd John BALTRIP, legatee, pd George Combs and Ann Combs, legatees; pd Benjamin ANNIN, William JOHNSON, Benjamin PARKS and Travis ALEXANDER, two of Execrs. signed/ Sam JOHNSON, Thomas ISBELL, Wm. HULME. (Wilkes NC WB2, Pages 114, 115) (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society)

Notes: Was William HULME kin to Elizabeth HULME who m Simon STACY in Wilkes in 1793? (Simon STACY s/o Benjamin & Ann Combs Stacy, and gs/o Mason Combs, Sr.)


29 April 1805 - Apprentice Bond Willie Little Combs bound unto George Combs to learn occupation farmer until 21 years of age, signed/George Combs (Wilkes NC WB2, Page 151) (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society)

Notes: Who was Willie Little Combs? Possibly another child of George, deceased, of 1800? But to which George Combs was he apprenticed? Was there possibly a William LITTLE after whom he was named? Or could this be a namesake of Capt. Wm. LYTLE of RW? Also note that Absher's Some Pioneers… lists this individual as Wilie Littleton Combs. If the name was Wilie rather than Willie, could he be the later Wiley Combs of Wilkes Co NC census records? And should we be seeking a LITTLETON, not a LITTLE or LYTLE? Also note possiblity of Littlepage.


10 June 1805 PARKER, David & Charity Combs, Francis BARNARD, Esqr., bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


13 Sep 1805 Combs, Frederick & Mary NOTT, Ephraim NOTT, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


5 Nov 1805 HAYES, Hartwell & Rebekah BROWN, Jesse Combs, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


14 Nov 1805 Combs, Henry & Elizabeth CHAMBERS, John CHAMBERS, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Who was the above Henry Combs? He is not found on either the 1800 or the 1810 Wilkes Co NC Census.


6 Dec 1805 (Wilkes NC Deed Book F-1, Page 289) Jesse Combs to Hicks Combs 100 acres $50.00 "on the waters of Hunting Creek. Beginning on John MARLOW & Hicks Combs line on a poplar runing east one hundred & sixty pole to a [stake?] in VANWINKLES North & South Line, thence south one hundred pole to a stake crossing Caley's Creek thence west one hundred and sixty pole to MARLOWS line thence north one hundred pole crossing said Creek to the begining which land is as granted by the said State to Jesse Combs bearing date the twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and four and now coming by Jese Combs to Hicks Combs be the same more or less… Witness: Archd LOVELACE, David BEALL. ("The Lives and Letters of the Combs Family," 1985, Ann Krahn Combs, 601 First Avenue, Mendota, IL 61342.)

Notes: The above Hicks Combs was Thomas Hicks who m Keziah HAYS 03 Feb 1801 in Wilkes NC. Note the Witnesses LOVELACE and BEALL, surnames seen frequently among the MD Combs. More info still needed re both these families.


May Term 1806 (Wilkes WB2:173-4) Inv. & Acct. Sale Estate Shadrach PARKER decd. Purchasers: Franky PARKER, John PARKER, David PARKER, John STANDLEY, Archibd. LOVELACE (brot. forward to p. 174 which states Inv. & acct. sale estate Henry PARKER, decd. -rta), James CARGILE, Henry PARKER. Retd. by & signed by John PARKER & Franky PARKER, Admrs.

Notes: Shadrach PARKER m Francis [Franky?] Combs, Geo. Combs, bondsman, Wilkes NC 27 Sep 1800. David PARKER m Charity Combs, Francis BARNARD, bondsman, 10 June 1805, Wilkes Co NC. How old was Frances "Franky" Combs Parker? Could she have been widow rather than a Miss? If so, could she have been widow of George Combs who d 1800 in Wilkes Co NC? Could she have been neè Frances NANCE who is named in earlier Wilkes NC records with George Combs, and same who m him in Charlotte VA?


4 Feb 1808 (Wilkes Deed Book F-2) Jesse Combs to Hicks Combs 100 acres $100.00 "on the Brushy Mountain. Beginning on a red oak in John Combs corner runing west with said line forty five pole to a chesnut thence North forty pole to a chesnut thence east one hundred and thirty three pole to a hickory thence South one hundred and fifty four pole to a hickory thence west eighty eight pole to a locust in Combs line thence north to the beginning." Witness: Archibald LOVELACE, William NANCE

Notes: Who was this William NANCE? Kin to Biddy NANCE Combs of 1779 above?


3 Aug 1808 (Wilkes NC Deed Book D-1, Page 14) Hicks Combs Grant #2735 100 acres, 50 Shillings "on Brushy Mountain. Beginning at a chestnut in John Combs old line running north thirty six poles to a chestnut oak West one hundred and thirty poles to a hickory, thence South sixty poles to a Cucumber West Eighty poles to a stake South seventy six poles to John MARLOWS line. East with said line one Hundred and four poles to the corner thence East sixty three poles to the Corner North thirty four poles to the corner of Combs old tract East to the Beginning.." Registered 13 Nov 1876.


Jan Term 1809 - Acct Sale Estate of Edmund CHAMBERS deceased. Purchasers: George Combs and several others. (Page 255-256) (Wilkes County NC Will Book Two (1800-1811) pub. by Wilkes County Genealogical Society)

Notes: See Combs-Chambers marriage of 1805


1810 Census for Wilkes County, NC

No Twp

p. 272/263/859

George Combs 20001 20110
2m (<10), 1m (45+)
2f (<10), 1f (16-26), 1 f (26-45)

Notes: Appears to be RW George Combs. His pension affidavit confirms he had at least 2 daughters and possibly 2 sons. John BALDTRIP on same page

Page 274/265/863

Hicks Combs 10101 30010
1 m<10; 1m 16-26; 1 m >45;
3 f<10; 1 f 16-26

Notes: Thomas Hicks Combs, married to Keziah HAYS.

(Extracted by Combs-Hayes Researcher Nancy Tyrrel Theodore)

[Between Mary Marlow and Keziah Hays]

Peter Combs 10001 20010
1m (<10), 1m (45+)
2f (<10), 1 f (45+)

[Between Keziah Hays & William Nance & 2 lines from John Nance. Henry Souther also on same page]

p. 282/273/879

Frederic Combs 21010 10010 2m (<10), 1m (10-16), 1m (26-45)
1f (<10), 1f (26-45)

1810 Census Index - Wilkes County, NC
P. 859
George Combs

P. 862
Hicks Combs (above)
Peter Combs

P. 878
Frederic COMBES
(Extracted by Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)


18 Dec 1810 MARTIN, Turner & Jemmimah HAYS, Hicks Combs, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: The above is Thomas HICKS Combs who m Keziah HAYS. Who was Turner MARTIN? Kin to either Sally MARTIN, w/o William Terrill LEWIS or to David & Mary UNKNOWN Martin (Allen), and Salathiel and Obediah MARTIN? (See above)


1812 - 1814 Soldiers in the War - Wilkes. Note: Most service in the War of 1812 actually took place in 1814, against Indians rather than the British

Eighth Regiment, Fourth Company (detached from the Wilkes Regiment):
#37 William UNDERWOOD
#38 George COMBS

Muster Roll of the detached Militia of North Carolina organized August 1814, Fifth Regiment, Wilkes County:
#114 Wm. COMBS
(Soldiers of the War of 1812, compiled from the Muster Rolls of the soldier detached from North Carolina Militia (in Wake Forest College library)

1812-1814 Muster Rolls

(Extracted from 1812 Militia Rolls by William R. Navey, genealogy1@ancestry.com, NCGenWeb Project Archives, ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/military/1812roll.txt (See copyright restrictions).

Original Source: MUSTER ROLLS, SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812, DETACHED FROM THE MILITIA OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1812 AND 1814, PUBLISHED IN PURSUANCE OF THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF JANUARY 28, 1851 AND THE RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF FEBRUARY 29, 1871. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, RALEIGH, STONE AND UZZELL, STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 1873.

Fifth Regiment - Wilkes County

AMBROSE CARLETON, CAPTAIN
ANDREW VANNOY, 1ST LIEUTENANT
SAML. JOHNSTON, 2ND LIEUTENANT
ELIJAH COFFEY, 3RD LIEUTENANT
LEWIS WALTERS, ENSIGN
DAVID ALLISONLARKIN KERLYJOHN SPARKS
HIRAM PIPESSAMUEL NEWSOMGEORGE CROUSE
MARTIN LIVINGSTONSIMON SHAWJOHN DUNKIN
MOSES STANSBERRYCHARLES VICKERSTHOS. RIGSBY
SAMUEL BROWNHELEN H. GILBREATHGEORGE SPARKS
SAMUEL NEATHERYGEORGE GILBREATHJEREMIAH CAUDILL
THOS. BARLOWFREDERIC TYSERWM. V. LYON
WM. HAGLERJAVAN BALLJOHN GILLIAM
THOMAS STEEDMARSHAL McDANIELJAMES TUCKER
HUGHS NAPPERALLEN ROBINETTTHOS. WOOD
THOS. POTTSHIRAM GILBREATHJOHN BENSEL
JOHN ALLENJOHN RAINSWM. TOLIVER
JOHN FERGUSONGIEDEON GILBREATHJOSHUA PARKS
JOEL WATTERSHIRAM SMOOTELISHA BROWN
EDWARDS WATKINSJOHN NORRISGEORGE SPARKS
BENJ. FOSTERJOEL JOHNSONROBERT LAYLE
CHRISTOPHER GULLETWM. SMITHWM. GRAY
DANIEL GULLETREUBEN JAMBYJOSEPH BROWN
ILI HAMBYJAMES MORGANELISHA FELTS
JACOB LIPPSDANIEL HOLDERFIELDJOSEPH GREGORY
JOHN CRAINESYLVESTER ADAMSROBERT PERDUE
JOEL VANNAYBENJ. TREBLERANSOME SHORE
THOS. SUMMERSGEORGE BARNSJONATHAN SPARKS
WM. CHURCHWM. MORGANDANIEL McDANIEL
JAMES BRADLEYLARKIN SHEPPARDPRESLY BUSSILL
HEZEKIAH PAISLEYGIBSON ADAMSDANIEL NORMAN
GEWEN HUMPHRYWHITFIELD BROWNLEVI WILSEN
ISAAC HOGLERELI BROWNCHARLES BEWSEY
JOSHUA HENDRICKSON ISAAC ADAMJAMES LEWIS
PETER ELERODDAVID TRUSTYJAMES MORGAN
JOHN COFFEYJOHN BRUCEGEORGE NORMAN
ARCHIBALD BROWNDANIEL HAYESLUKE RASH
WM. MURPHYJOHN ROBARDSWM. COMBS
JOSHUA BROWNJOHN BROWNWM. DARNALL
ELIJAH BARNSWM. WALSHEZEKIEL BROWN
SOLOMON SAUNDERSPETER BROWNHEZEKIAH SEBASTIAN
JOHN BARNSWM. AMBURGYJONATHAN WALSH
JOHN PEARSONMALACHAI LAWRENCEJESSE ADAMS
SAMUEL SPIEREDWARD TURNERHOPKINS PRATT

Notes: See William COMBS of Wilkes Co, NC. See also Andrew VANNOY & Lucretia COMBS in bastardy suit in Surry Co, NC.

Eighth Regiment, Fourth Company, Detached from the Wilkes Regiment

JAMES MARTIN, CAPTAIN
MOSES EAST, LIEUTENANT
JAMES BENGE, ENSIGN
BENJAMIN ROSECOLIN EDWARDS
JOHN MARTINGEORGE BROWN
STERLING ROSEHENRY WELBORN
WILLIAM CURBYWILLIAM DENNY
THOMAS ELLISEDMUND BRYAN
ISAAC MARTINJOHN GREEN
WILLIAM GREENJOSEPH JOHNSTON
ABEL NICHILSONWILLIAM McBRIDE
JOSEPH LONGBOTTOMEPHRAIM NICHILSON
JOHN SALEHYRAM RYAN
BARNEY CARTERDAVID CAAPERHAM
JOHN COCHERHAMJOHN SHOEMAKER
STEPHEN GENTLERICHARD GORDON
JOHN HAWKINSISAAC ADAMS
THOMAS KEELINHENRY TRUSTY
JOHN BROOKSGORDON CHAVERS
JOSEPH JAMESJAMES MATHEWS
ELI BROWNWILLIAM UNDERWOOD
GEORGE COMBSBENJAMIN GAMBLE
GEORGE LAWRENCEHENRY GAMBLE
BENJAMIN ADAMSJOHN ADAMS
JAMES TOLBYTHOMAS ROBERTS
WILLIS ALEXANDERJOHN BROWN
JOHN BLACKBURNAARON McDANIEL
JOHN CHUSTLEYJEREMIAH ABSHIRE
WILLIAM DONALLY

Notes: Not yet known which of several George COMBS this was.

COMBS, William & Matilda LEWIS (his 2nd wife) married Feb 1854, Wilkes Co NC, soldier died 2 Jul 1876, widow died about 1891, served in Ambrose CARLTON'S NC Mil, lived Wilkes Co NC, 1st wife Elizabeth MARLOW. (WC-15242, Index to War of 1812 Pensions Files, Vol 1, Virgil D. White) See Also next two records, which may be same individual.

COMBS, Wm. served in the 5th Regt., Wilkes Co, NC, detached Militia of North Carolina, organized August 1814. (Soldiers of the War of 1812, compiled from the Muster Rolls of the soldier detached from North Carolina Militia (in Wake Forest College library))

COMBS, William & Elizabeth PARKS (ELLIS), married 13 Dec 1814, Iredell Co NC; soldier died 18 Mar 1870, served in George DAVIDSON'S NC Mil, lived Iredell Co NC. (WC-3007, Index to War of 1812 Pensions Files, Vol 1, Virgil D. White)

Notes: See Also (1) War of 1812 Soldier Charles Combs of Surry Co NC (2) 1768 Rowan Co NC tax list of John BREVARD (George DAVIDSON tithed James Combs); and (3) Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYS Combs


15 Dec 1813 COMES, Thomas & Lucy COMBES, William BEALL, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Is the above Lucy COMBES the same bound to Joshua SOUTHER in 1802? Also note William BEALL and see David BEALL as witness for Jesse & Thomas Hicks Combs in 1805.


17 Dec 1813 COMER, William & Elizabeth MARLOW, John PARKER, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: The above is William COMES, not COMER per other sources, including his War of 1812 Pension file below. Also note the numerous earlier Combs-Parker marriages, and see next. Also note John MARLOW lived adj. to Combs of Caley's Creek.


10 Feb 1814 COMBS, John & Elizabeth BELL, David PARKER, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Other Wilkes NC records document that BELL and BEALL were used interchangeably in Wilkes NC. See earlier Combs-Beall-Parker records.


2 Sept 1816 HOOTS, Jacob & Fanny Combs, Isaac STOVER, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m); and Typescripts of Wilkes Marriage Bonds compiled by LDS, Some Pioneers of Wilkes Co, NC, Absher)

Notes: Fanny Combs was the d/o RW George and Ann (DENNEY? BALTRIP?) Combs (See George Combs' RW Pension Application file & will below)


27 April 1817 TOMPKINS, James & Susannah COFFIN, George Combs, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m) SW: THOMPKINS


27 July 1817, Combs, Levi & Sary ARRINGTON, John ARRINGTON, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: See Levi Combs, b ca 1795, NC; Sarah ARRINGTON Combs, b ca 1789, NC; in Washington Co AR by 1840 at latest (and probably earlier). Sarah's mother, Mary, born ca 1765, shows a MD birth state in the 1850 census of that county. John ARRINGTON above is believed to have been Sarah ARRINGTON Combs' father, having married Mary STEVINGSON [STEVENSON?], 27 Dec 1783, Wilkes Co, NC. Also note that this surname may have earlier been (or a.k.a.) HARRINGTON. Also in Washington Co AR was Redding PUTMAN who had married Stacy Combs, said to have been (oral family tradition?) daughter of Bennett & Dorothy Combs of Pendleton SC. This Bennett Combs said to have been originally of St. Mary's Co MD (Still being researched), and at least one early researcher has claimed that Stacy Combs Putman was b in Wilkes Co NC.


2 Aug 1818, COMER, John & Ann McFACTRIDGE, James GYWN, Jr., bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Note: Original not checked, but all known published sources show above as COMER, although at least one marriage CD shows Ann as McFARTRIDGE, not McFACTRIDGE, and date as 06 Aug, not 02 Aug.


September 8, 1818 Wilkes Co, NC Marriage Records (Courthouse). Mary Combs married Thomas COFPHEN. (Combs Researcher Vanessa Combs Church)


18 Sep 1818 George Combs applied 18 Sep 1818 Wilkes Co NC aged 57 [b abt 1761], and declared that he entered the war in May of 1780 or 1781 in North Carolina, and had 100 acres of land on Garrison's Creek in Wilkes Co, NC. Wife Ann, aged about 51 [b c1767]; son, Basil Combs, aged 11 years, and one grandson, Fielding Combs, aged 6 living with him. Also had two daughters, both married and living with their husbands. (RW Pension File S4148;
Sources: Some Pioneers of Wilkes Co, NC, Absher;
Virgil D. White's Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Abstract Files)

1 Aug 1820. (Wilkes WB3:237-9) "Affidavit and Schedule of George Combs, a Pensioner. State of North Carolina. Wilkes Co NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Aug 1st AD 1820 personally appeared in open court for the county of Wilkes aforeesaid George Combs, aged sixty years [b ca 1760], resident of said County of Wilkes, in the said State of North Carolina, who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows: towit-that he enlisted in Capt. Alexander BREVARD'S company of North Carolina Regular Troops in the Second Battallion of the (blank) Regiment of the North Carolina line or Continental Establishment. That he served in the said Regiment twelve months; was at the Siege of Ninety Six and at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, both in South Carolina; and that after his term of service was out he was discharged near Salisbury [Rowan] in the State of North Carolina aforesaid; & that his certificate for Pension bears date the 18th day of April AD 1820 and number 16720, and his original declaration the (blank) AD 18(blank) And I do solemly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on 18 March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to being myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for certain Persons engaged in the Land & Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War" passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any Person in trust for me, any Property or Securities, contracts or debts or debts due to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed, that is to say: (1) One hundred acres of Poor Land on Garrison's Creek in Wilkes County assessed for the direct tax to the United States at $100.00; (2) One horse beast fifteen years old; (3) two cows and two year old calves; (4) two plows, one ax and one hoe; (5) five sheep and some few poultry…. Sworn to and subscribed in Open court the 1st August 1820… R. MARTIN. Clerk. Signed: George (X, his mark) Combs.

"This deponent further saith that he was raised to the occupation of working on a farm and has no other trade; that he is unable to work sufficiently for a maintenance by reason of a rupture in the lower part of the belly, for which he has been compelled for four years past to wear an Iron Truss weighing one pound and six ounces exclusive of the Wool and Cloth Appendages; and that he has a wife named Anne, aged about fifty one years and very weak and feeble from almost continual menstrual evacuations; that he has one child only living with him for two years, past, that he is about eleven years old and small for his age not capable of rendering any effective assistance in support of himself; and that he has one Grandchild living with him a Boy aged about 6 years much injured by having been Burned accidentally when three years old; and that he has no other family living with him. That he has two daughters, both married and living with their Husbands and that his son's name is Bazil Combs and his Grandson's name is Fielding Combs. George [X] Combs. Sworn to in open court 1st August 1820… R. MARTIN Clk." (Some Pioneers of Wilkes Co, NC, Absher)


February 10, 1819 Wilkes Co, NC Marriage Records (Courthouse). William Combs married Elleanor COFFEY (Combs Researcher Vanessa Combs Church)


24 Jan 1820, Combs, George & Salley WALLACE, Phillip GLASS, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


1820 Census Index for Wilkes County, NC

Published by Dorothy Williams Potter (pages renumbered from original microfilm):

Combs: Darcus, 9 [Widow of?]
Frederick, 13 [m 1805, Wilkes, Mary NOTT?]
George, 14 [m bef 1790 Ann (DENNEY? BALTRIP?)]
George 14 [m 1820, Wilkes, Salley WALLACE?]
Hicks, 16 [Thomas Hicks m 1801, Wilkes, Keziah HAYS]
John, 16 [m 1814, Wilkes, Elizabeth BELL?]
Jane, 34 [widow of?]
Levi, 37 [m 1817, Wilkes, Sary ARRINGTON?]
Thomas, 50 {
Thomas, 51 {[m 1813, Wilkes, Lucy Combs?]
William, 59 [m 1813, Wilkes, Elizabeth MARLOW?]

Notes: Might the above have been the Dorcas Combs who m Rev War soldier, Wilkins MOSS in 1823 in Washington Co VA? Also note the Thomas Combs, b ca 1800, NC who m Wilkin MOSS' daughter, Priscilla in Washington County. 

1820 Wilkes County, NC Census
REVERIFY agst originals

SE Notes: Unable to find records for George Combs in 1820 in Heritage Quest. The 1820 census was organized alphabetically by given name and he was definitely not in the pages for “G.”

p. 344/499

Darcus Combs 000000 31110
3f (<10), 1f (10-16), 1f (16-26), 1f (26-45)

Note: Darcus next found in Washington Co, VA: 26 Jul 1823 Dorcas COMBS married Wilkins MOSS 26 Jul 1823, Rev. Stephen BOVELL, Presbyterian, at Sinking Springs Church, Washington Co, VA

p. 347/502

Frederick Combs 110110 30010
1m (<10), 1m (10-16), 1m (16-26), 1m (26-45)
3f (<10), 1f (26-45)

Note: The older boy possibly William, s/o of Frederick. See 1830 census.

p. 349/505

Hicks Combs 100101 11211
1m (<10), 1m (16-26), 1m (45+)
1f (<10), 1f (10-16), 2f (16-26), 1f (26-45), 1f (45+)

John Combs 000010 20100
1m (26-45)
2f (<10), 1f (16-26)

p. 364/522

Jane Combs 000000 00010
1f (26-45)

p. 367/525

Levi Combs 200100 00010
2m (<10), 1m (16-26)
1f (26-45)

p. 379/537

Thomas Combs 100010 22010 1m (<10), 1m (26-45)
2f (<10), 2f (10-16), 1f (26-45)

Thomas Combs 00010000000
1m (16-26)

p. 387/545

William Combs 10001020100
1m (<10), 1m (26-45)
1f (<10), 1f (16-26)

Notes: Next to William Billings. William Rousseau on same page.


January 1, 1822 Wilkes Co, NC Marriage Records (Courthouse). Sarah COUMBS married Jessee ANDERSON - Samuel ANDERSON, Bondsman, - Witness W.W. MARTIN. (Combs Researcher Vanessa Combs Church)


8 Jan 1822 Combs, William , Ascena ELLIS, Hix Combs, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: William Combs was the s/o Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYES Combs.


24 Sept 1822 NANCE, John & Gincy Combs, Joseph JAMES, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


15 Dec 1823 NANCE, William & Sally PARKER, William Combs, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: How was Sally PARKER kin to Shadrach PARKER who m Frances Combs, or David PARKER who m Charity Combs, if at all? Ancestry of John and William NANCE? Were they somehow kin to Biddy NANCE Combs? To each other?


7 Dec 1824 SOUTHER, John & Polley Combs, Jesse ANDERSON, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Polley Combs Souther was the d/o Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYES Combs.


30 Dec 1824 HOOTS, Jacob & Nancy HALL, Wiley Combs, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Jacob HOOTS m (1) 2 Sep 1816, Wilkes Co NC, Fanny Combs, dau of George & Ann (DENNEY? BALTRIP?) Combs.This may be a 2nd marriage for the same Jacob HOOTS; however, note that in his will dated ????? Jacob HOOTS (I) named son, Jacob HOOTS (II), deceased as father of his grandson, Jacob HOOTS (III), and Jacob HOOTS (IV), s/o his son, Peter HOOTS. Nevertheless, it would seem probable that the above Wiley Combs was kin to RW George COMBS, f/o Fanny who m one Jacob HOOTS.


3 Mar 1829 HENDREN, Jabez & Nancy Combs, Wm. HENDREN, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Nancy Combs Hendren was the d/o Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYES Combs.


1830 Census Index

P. 337

George Combs 0001000001 00100001
1m 15<20, 1m70<80
1f 10<15, 1f 50<60

Notes: RW George Combs. The young male in his household should be his grandson Fielding Combs.

[next to]

Frederic Combs 0101001 00210001
1m 5<10, 1m 15<20, 1m 40<50
2f 10<15, 1f 15<20, 1f 50<60

Notes: His son William on p. 490 (see below)

[next to]

Bazel Combs 00001 10001
1m 20<30
1f <5, 1f 20<30

Notes: Son of RW George Combs

[next page]

P. 338

Wiley L. P. Combs 00001 0101001
1m 20<30
1f 5<10, 1f 15<20, 1f 40<50

P. 384

Thomas Combs 110001 111001
1m<5, 1m 5<10, 1m 30<40
1f <5, 1f 5<10, 1f10<15, 1f 30<40

Notes: On same page with Joshua Jr. & Henry Souther

P. 385

John Combs 010001 202001
1m 5<10, 1m 30<40
1f <5, 2f 10<15, 1f 30<40

P. 390

William Combs 0110001 001001
1m 5<10, 1m 10<15, 1m 40<50
1f 10<15, 1f 30<40

Notes: Next to Squire Parker

William Combs, Jr. 12001 10001
1m <5, 2m 5<10, 1m 20<30
1f <5, 1f 20<30

Notes: Between Abraham Hooper & John Souther and amongst Stanleys

P. 391

Hicks Combs 011010001 10010001
1m 5<10, 1m 10<15, 1m 20<30, 1m (60<70)
1f <5, 1f 15<20, 1f 50<60

Notes: Thomas Hicks Combs. Living next to mother-in-law Keziah Hays. They removed to Indiana (first Rush Co) in the 1830s and then Hancock Co, IN by 1840.

P. 400

William Combs Son of Fred. 10001 0001
1m <5, 1m 20<30
1f 15<20

Notes: Review of entry on original image states this William a son of Fred.


28 July 1831 Combs, Wiley & Lucy ESTEP, Robert WALKER, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


13 Jul 1832 Patsey Combs & Andrew MULLIS Marriage date. (Marriage CD - Important! Not yet documented, and may not be a Wilkes NC record as not yet located elsewhere)


9 Jan 1833 HENDREN, Jehu & Elizabeth Combs, William HENDREN, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)

Notes: Elizabeth Combs Hendren was the d/o Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYES Combs.


29 Jan 1833 (Wilkes Co NC Marriages) Dicey Combs & Wesly ANDERSON (Source to be added?)

Notes: Dicey Combs Anderson was the d/o William & Elizabeth MARLOW Combs


Feb 25, 1833 Jincy Combs & James RIDDLE. Marriage date. (Vanessa Combs Church)

Notes: Is it possible that Jincy was a widow? If so, of whom? However, see also 1850 Wilkes Co NC Census


2 Oct 1833 Combs, John & Elisath PHILLIPS, Henry CHILDERS, bondsman (Wilkes County Marriages, 1778-1868, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb (975.682/H697m)


4 Aug 1835 Franky Combs & Thomas BILLINGS. Marriage date. (Marriage CD. Important! not yet documented)


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