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Burlington County was originally established as the Burlington Court of the West Jersey Province in in 1681. In 1685, the Cape May Court (later Cape May Co) was established from Burlington, and in 1686, the Gloucester Court (later Gloucester Co) was established from Burlington. In 1694, Burlington was officially designated a county of the West Jersey Province, and in 1702, the East and West Jersey Provinces were merged. In 1714, Hunterdon Co was established from Burlington. In 1838, Mercer Co NJ was established from Burlington, Somerset, Middlesex and Hunterdon Cos. In 1891, Ocean Co gained from Burlington, and in 1902 Burlington gained from Atlantic and Camden Cos.
1700 Burlington Co, NJ Estate Records for Experience FIELD, deceased. One debtor was Richard COMBS [sp.?]
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Kate C. DiBlassio from NJ Wills, 1"163: NJ Archives Vol. 23, pg 163)
Notes: George D.A. Combes' 1925 Manuscript states Experience was the widow of Benjamin FIELD. Source not known.
3rd da 8th mo 1723 (Chesterfield MM, Burlington Co) Thomas COMBS of Stoney Brook to Mary SHIPPEY.
Extracted by Combs Researcher Jack Mount from Records of the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting of Quakers (Burlington Co., New Jersey).
Notes: This Thomas was probably the Thomas COMBS of 1728 Hopewell, Middlesex Co, NJ (record includes mention of Stony Brook), and may have been the Thomas COMBS who d 1757 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co, NJ. See also 1747 Middlesex Records as well as the 1755 Marriage Bond of Susannah SHIPPEY and Gach BLOODGOOD, Robert COMES (s/COMBES), bondsman, all of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co, NJ.
6th da 6th mo 1747 (Chesterfield MM, Burlington Co) Thomas COMBS to Sarah TINDALE
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Jack Mount from Records of the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting of Quakers (Burlington Co., New Jersey)).
Notes: It is thought possible that this is Thomas who m (1) Mary SHIPPEY and (3) Keziah LIMING in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co, NJ.
1790 Burlington Co, NJ Census
1793 Burlington Co, NJ Tax Lists
(Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Census CD's pending transcription)
1795 Burlington Co,* NJ (Census?)
Upper Freehold Twp.
COMBS, John Jr.
COMBS, John Sr.
COMBS, Rebecca Jr.
(Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Census CD's pending transcription) *This source lists the county as Burlington, but no Upper Freehold township is known to have existed in Burlington and it appears that this is instead an Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co, NJ Record??
Burlington County Marriages by H. Stanley Craig. p. 51
4th da 11th mo 1795 (Chesterfield Friends' Marriage Records) COMBS, John Jr., of Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth county, and Mary ASHTON, of the same place, at Upper Freehold......... 4th 11th mo. 1795. Witnesses - John Sr., Rebekah, Thos., Isaac, Stephen, Benjamin, Ezekiel, Rebecca, Jr., Abigail, Euphamia and Hannah COMBS, George CRAFT, Joel CHESHIRE, Joshua WRIGHT, Richard POTTS and others.
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Les Combs from New Jersey Marriage Records, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1982, "New Jersey Colonial Documents")
03 May 1797 (Burlington Co NJ MM (Monthly Meeting)) Sarah COMBS received on certificate from Abington MM (Montgomery Co, PA), dated 29 May 1797
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New Jersey by W. W. Hinshaw
1798 Burlington Co, NJ (Census?) [Monmouth?]
Benjamin COMBS, Son of Geo
George COMBS, Husb of Mary
Mary COMBS, Wif of Geo
John COMBS of Monmouth Co
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Automated Archives, Inc copright 1993. on CD 151 1791-1809 U.S. Census Indexes & Tax lists: Mid-Atl, S., Mid-W.)
12 Dec 1798 (Chesterfield Friends' Marriage Records) COMBS, Benjamin, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth county (son of John and Rebekah), and Charity CRAFT, of the same place, dau of George and Mary, at Robbins Meeting House ........ 12th 12th mo., 1798. Witnesses - John, Rebekah, Thomas, Hannah, John, Jr., Isaac, Euphemia, Stephen, Abigail, Rebekah, Ezekiel, Rachel and Nancy COMBS, George, Mary, Grace and Samuel CRAFT and others.
Extracted by Combs Researcher Les Combs from New Jersey Marriage Records, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1982, New Jersey Colonial Documents
1799 Burlington Co, NJ (Tax Lists?)
COMBS, John of Monmouth
Notes: This was probably John of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co, NJ, apparently(?) residing in Burlington at this time.
1800 Burlington Co, NJ Census
02 Jun 1800 (Burlington Co NJ MM (Monthly Meeting)) Benjamin COMBS & wife Charity & daughter Mary Ann received on certificate from Chesterfield MM dated 5 May 1800
(Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New Jersey" by W. W. Hinshaw)
10 Mar 1803 Combs, Amos (s. Isaac and Euphemia) - Ann Woodmansee (d-Daniel and Miriam), Hunterdon co. 3-10-1803.
Burlington County Marriages by H. Stanley Craig. p. 51
06 Aug 1806 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Abigail COMBS w/o Stephen received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
08 Jul 1807 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Abigail COMBS granted certificate Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
21 Aug 1807 Thomas COMBS, Isaac COMBS and David WRIGHT were the three administrators of the estate of Amos RODGERS of Nottingham, Burlington Co, NJ.
(George D.A. Combes' 1925 Manuscript. Ref: NJ Wills, 11:285)
07 Oct 1807 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Ezekiel COMBS & wife Elizabeth & minor children Ezekiel & Huldah received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
(Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Pennsylvania by W. W. Hinshaw)
08 Dec 1807 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Rebecca COMBS received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
08 Dec 1807 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Rebecca COMBS, Jr. received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
03 May 1809 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Rebecca COMBS granted certificate Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
03 May 1809 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Rebecca COMBS, Jr granted certificate Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
07 Jun 1809 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Ezekiel COMBS & wife Elizabeth & minor children William, Ezekiel, & Hulda granted certificate Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
1810 Burlington Co, NJ Census
[not yet extracted? extant?]
ca 1816 Columbus, Burlington Co, NJ. Born: Harrison COOMBS
(Combs Researcher Kathy Karn from 1869 Burlington Co, NJ death certificate)
KK Notes: Harrison COOMBS, possibly the s/o Abner COMBS, married sometime in the 1830's to Elizabeth FOWLER, but cannot locate a marriage date or sibling/parent info for either one of them. Census records place the family in Burlington Co NJ every time except in 1880 when they lived in Bucks Co, PA. Harrison died Oct. 25, 1869. His wife Eliza died in Oct. 1900 at the age of 90. I have Bible records on their children which include full names and birth dates, I have added some info next to each name that I have verified through death, marriage or census records.
Children of Harrison COOMBS and Eliza FOWLER (early spelling of names was COMBS):
- John Wesly COMBS Nov. 28, 1837, died Nov. 29, 1837
- Issac Gillam COMBS born Feb. 8, 1839, died in Trenton, NJ in 1923. married Mary E. SHINN had 8 children.
- George Harrison COMBS born June 27, 1840, died Nov. 23, 1843
- William Wasey COMBS born Aug. 19,1841, died May 18, 1905 in New Lisbon State Hospital, never married.
- Charles Ellis COMBS born July 6, 1843, may have died abt 1914. He married ca 1872 in Burlington, Grace McCLOSKEY and had 3 daughters and 1 son. The family had 3 girls in PA by 1880, but I only know the name of the youngest, Nellie, and a son Charles in 1881 in Ohio. In 1880 Charles was still with his family in Fayette Co, OH. On June 27, 1882 he said good bye and went to work-never was seen by his family again (Civil War Pension File of Grace McCLOSKY Combs), by 1900 back in PA. In 1914, Nellie wrote a letter to my grandmother, Helen Fowler COOMBS, that her mother was applying for a widow's pension and needed a copy of her marriage certificate and that the son Charles had also deserted the family and she didn't know if he was alive or dead. Nellie never married and her 2 sisters died fairly young though one had 2 little girls.
- Mary Elizabeth COMBS born March 10, 1845, died May 4, 1845
- James Harrison COMBS born Aug. 27, 1846 died in Burlington Co. NJ 1933. My gr grandfather, he married Sarah Frances VanSciver in Burlington, NJ in 1870. They had 2 daughters
- Emma Matilda COMBS born July 27, 1848, died of consumption somewhere between 1880-1885, she never married.
Ed. Note: See 1818 Monmouth Co, NJ Deed from Charles ELLIS to Joseph COMBS et al. Significant?
1820 Burlington Co, NJ Census
[not yet extracted?]
06 Nov 1820 (Burlington Co NJ MM (Monthly Meeting)) Sarah COMBS granted certificate to Concord MM [Chester Co], PA
(Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New Jersey by W. W. Hinshaw)
Question: County of Record for Concord MM?
6 Sep 1825 - 6 May 1829 New York MM, NYC, NY. Ann COMBS, w/o Amos, received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, NJ] on 9-6-1825, removed with husband; ct Chesterfield 5-6-1829.
(Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New York City and Long Island, Vol. 3, William Wade Hinshaw Ann Arbor, MI, 1940)
10 Jun 1829 Combs, David - Mary W. Cushman, 6-10-1829.
Burlington County Marriages by H. Stanley Craig. p. 51
12 Jun 1830 (Falls MM (Hicksite)) Ezecal COMBS Jr received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
1830 US Census Index, Burlington Co NJ
Notes: Transcriptions still needed. Abner COMBS apparently the same who d 1848 Burlington, but who is apparently missing from the 1840 Burlington census. Is he the same who is on the 1840 Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ census? See also Nottingham Twp of 1840 Mercer, the same?
09 Apr 1831 (Falls MM (Hicksite)) Ezecal COMBS Jr granted certificate Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA]
12 Nov 1831 (Falls MM (Hicksite)) Ezekial COMBS produced certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA] to marry
16 Nov 1831 (Falls MM (Hicksite), Bucks Co, PA) Ezekial COMBS Jr s/o Ezekial & Elizabeth COMBS all of Monmouth Co NJ, md Sarah W. COMFORT d/o Samuel & Rebecca COMFORT all of Bucks Co [PA] at Fallsington, MH [Fallsington location?]
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Pennsylvania by W. W. Hinshaw)
7 Apr 1832 (Falls MM (Hicksite), Bucks Co, PA) Ezekial COMBS Jr received on certificate Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co NJ]
10 May 1834 (Falls MM (Hicksite), Bucks Co, PA) Ezekial COMBS Jr & wife Sarah [COMFORT] granted certificate Chesterfield [Burlington Co, NJ]
1840 Burlington Co, NJ Census Index
1848 Burlington Co, NJ Death Records. Died: Abner COMBS, b 1780, Monmouth Co, NJ, s/o James COMBS
(Combs Researcher Kathy Karn)
KK Notes: Abner may have had two wives. Of his known children:
- James COMBS was born abt 1823 in Hightstown (Mercer Co from Middlesex in 1838); his 1886 Burlington death cert lists parents as Abner COMBS and Mary; served in the Civil War, married 1865, widow, Elizabeth CLANGSTON, had 2 sons Abner and Nathan.
- Lydia COMBS, born July 1825, possibly a twin, born NJ parents listed on 1886 Burlington NJ death cert as Abner COMBS and Matilda; married Robert THOMPSON in 1844 in Burlington, had 1 daughter Margaret.
- Ezekiel COMBS, born July 1825 in NJ, never married, parents not listed on 1906 Camden Co, NJ death cert, but always lived with Matilda COMBS, Lydia COMBS Thompson or younger sister, Sarah Ann COMBS Purdy.
- Sarah Ann COMBS, born July 20, 1835 in NJ, father listed on 1910 Camden Co, NJ death cert as Abner, married George PURDY, 2 children Lilly and Edward.
- An undocumented 5th (eldest?) child of Abner was Harrison COOMBS, b 1816, d 1869, both in Burlington, who, with Matilda, was in Burlington in 1850, and at one point, Harrison's son, Isaac, lived next door to Matilda, who attended same church as Harrison, and was baptized on same date as Eliza. Matilda not found after the 1870 census, was b ca 1795 so likely deceased. In the 1830 Mansfield Twp census record of Abner COMBS, in additon to above children born pre-1830, there is also listed a female age 10-15 that I have not been able to trace and a male 10-15 who I am trying to prove/disprove is my gr gr grandfather Harrison COOMBS.
1850 Burlington Co, NJ Census
[not yet extracted?]
1860 Burlington Co, NJ Census
(transcribed by Combs Researcher Mayann Ross)
New Hanover Twp, P.O. Pointville
p. 321, 18 July 1860
375/381 Daniel COMBS, 36, farmer
Sarah Ann, 38
Mary Anna, 9
Stephen C., 6
Abigail, 2 Sarah, 4/12
02 Jun 1868 -19 Aug 1868 (Philadelphia MM (Hicksite) [Philadelphia Co] PA) T. Elwood COMBS received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA] dated 2 June 1868
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Pennsylvania by W. W. Hinshaw)
Notes: Thomas Elwood COMBS
1870 Burlington Co, NJ Census
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the Township of Mansfield
p. 34; 27 Jun 1870 by William Biddle
4/4 Combs, Samuel 40 MW Carpenter - 100 NJ
Anna 21 FW Keeping House NJ
3/3 Combs Daniel 46 MW Carpenter NJ
Sarah A 45 FW Keeping House NJ
Edgar L 20 MW Carpenter NJ
Mary A. 18 FW at home NJ
Stephen 16 MW Apprentice to Car. NJ
Charles 14 MW Appentice to Car. NJ
Abigail 12 FW At home NJ (sch) rw
Ezekiel 6 MW NJ
p. 40; 28 Jun 1870
1/2 Sanders Ann 62 FW keeping House NJ
Combs, Charles 35 MW Carpenter NJ
Emily 30 FW Keeping House NJ
Walter 8 MW NJ
WARNER Lydia 65 FW Keeping House NJ
p. 29; 25 Jun 1870 by John H. Antrim
165/164 EARLY, Eliza 59 FW Keeping House NJ
John 42 MW Farmer NJ
William 28 MW Farmer NJ
James 22 MW Farmer NJ
Rebecca 20 FW NJ
Combs, Abigail 10 FW
p. 34; 23 June 1870
205/204 Combs, John C. H. 45 MW Lumber Merchant 5000 1000 NJ
Rebecca 25 FW Keeping house NJ
Annie L. 4 FW NJ
John G. 1 MW NJ
CATTLER, Sarah 13 FW NJ
THOM, Samuel 69 MW Laborer NJ
Township of New Hanover
p. 42; 4 Aug 1870 by Thos. Neutola Black
294/ 312 WARNER, Budd E. 11 MW Farmer 10500 3000 NJ
Martha 34 FW Keeps House NJ
Sallie 6 FW NJ
Webb, Jennie 11 fw NJ
Combs, Charles 13 MW NJ
p. 99; 24 Aug 1870 by George Deacon
776/783 CRAMMER, Zedock 57 MW Resturant 2000 250 NJ
Martha 48 FW Keeps House NJ
Josephine R. 24 FW Clerk in Store NJ
Mary A. 22 FW At Home NJ
Sarah J. 20 FW School Teacher NJ
Combs, Adelaide 21 FW Dress Maker NJ
NIROSSRAN(?), Elizabeth 68 FW At Home NJ
1880 Burlington Co, NJ Census
[not yet extracted?]
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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