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Essex County was established in 1683, one of New Jersey's four original East Jersey Provinces.  Passaic was established in 1837 from Essex and Bergen. Union was est. in 1857 from Essex.


18 Apr 1670 New Jersey Wills, 1:490. Estate of Larens WARD of Newark [now Essex Co], NJ. Richard COMSBE is cited as a creditor

(George D.A. Combs' 1925 Manuscript)


4 Mar 1723 Estate of John SEVERNE of Trenton [Essex Co, NJ]. Debtors included Robert COMBS [sp.?]

(ibid. Ref: NJ Wills, 2:346)

N.B. The editor included this record with Hunterdon Co, NJ, which was probably(?) in error.


8 Feb 1740 Will of Mary ROBERTS, widow of Jonathan ROBERTS of Trenton [Essex Co, NJ], to dau. Jemima, wife of Solomon MAXWELL, grandau. Abigail MORRISLL [sic]; dau. Mary wife of Robert COMBS, other daus.: Sarah, Elizabeth, Kezia; Executors Ralph HAIT, Richard FURMAN and dau. Martha; wit: Jonas WOOD, William SNOW and Edward HART.

(ibid. Ref: NJ Wills, 2:332)

Combs &c. N.B.: The editor included this record with Hunterdon Co, NJ, which was probably(?) in error.

Combs &c. Note: Mary ROBERTS, d/o Jonathan and Mary, m (1) Thomas MORRELL d 1732, Hopewell, Middlesex Co, NJ; m (2) by 1734, Robert COMBS?


02 Jan 1754 Newark, Essex Co NJ. Born: Moses N. COMBS, who also declared he lived in Essex at enlistment in Continental and NJ Lines when he applied for his pension on 18 Aug 1832 in Morris Co, NJ, a resident of Randolph NJ

(Pension File of Rev. War Soldier Moses N. COMBS)


24 Feb 1754 Will of Daniel SICKILER (SEGLER) of Somerset Co, NJ, formerly of Essex Co, NJ, mentions money due from Thomas COMBS of Newardk [Newark, Essex Co, NJ], saddler."

(George D.A. Combs'  1925 Manuscript. Ref: NJ Wills, 3:393.)


1776 Moses Newell COMBS (1754-1834) enlisted, 1776, under Capt. Caleb SAYRES and subsequently served in Baldwin's artificers. His pension was allowed, in 1832, for one year's actual service as artificer and one as sergeant in New Jersey militia.

(DAR Application (Vol. 124) of his gggg-granddaughter, Mrs. Marie Louise BEEMAN Beers)


1779 Moses Newell COMBS m Mary HAYES

(ibid.)

Notes: Source and location of marriage both unknown. No marriage record located as yet.


1780 Essex County NJ Tax Lists

Newark Twp

PAGE TYPE

001 FEBTX
COMBS, Moses

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Robert George from http://www.altlaw.com/edball/essx1780.txt)


1781 Essex Co, NJ Tax List

Newark Twp

PAGE TYPE

006 JULTX
COMBS, Moses

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Robert George from http://www.altlaw.com/edball/essx1781.txt)


1782 Essex Co, NJ Tax Lists

Newark Twp

PAGE TYPE

006 JULTX
COMB, Moses

006 FEBTX
COMBS, Moses

008 JULTX
CONES, Joseph

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Robert George from http://www.altlaw.com/edball/essx1782.txt)


1783 Essex Co, NJ Tax List

Newark Twp

PAGE TYPE

006 JULTX
COMBS, Moses

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Robert George from http://www.altlaw.com/edball/essx1783.txt)


1789 Essex Co, NJ Tax List

Newark Twp.

PAGE TYPE

008 JU-AU
COMBS, Moses N.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Robert George from http://www.altlaw.com/edball/essx1789.txt)


1790 Essex Co, NJ Census

[not extant]


1794 Newark, Essex Co, NJ. The first free vocational school (probably the earliest in the United States) began operations, having been sponsored by Moses N. COMBS, the founder of Newark's shoe industry

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood from Newark, A Chronological & Documentary History 1666-1970, Compiled and Edited by Arnold S. Rice, Page 4)


1793 Essex Co, NJ Tax Lists

Page # 8
COMBS, Moses

No page #
COMBS, Moses N.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Automated Archives, Inc., copyright 1993. on CD 151 - 1791-1809 U.S. Census Indexes & Tax lists: Mid-Atl, S., Mid-W.)


1795 Essex Co, NJ (Tax Lists?)

Newark

p. 9
COMBS, Moses N.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Automated Archives, Inc., copyright 1993. on CD 151 - 1791-1809 U.S. Census Indexes & Tax lists: Mid-Atl, S., Mid-W.)


1796 Essex Co, NJ (Tax Lists?)

Newark Twp

p. 009
COMBS, Moses N.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Automated Archives, Inc., copyright 1993. on CD 151 - 1791-1809 U.S. Census Indexes & Tax lists: Mid-Atl, S., Mid-W.)


1800 Essex Co, NJ Census

[not extant?]


12 Nov 1808 Essex Co NJ. David COMBS m Anna RICHARDS. Served in 1814 in WRIGHT'S & FOWLES' Companies, 5th & 46th US Infantry, resided Morris Co, NJ.

(Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, Vol. 1, Virgil D. White)

Notes: s/o RW Moses N. COMBS?


1810 Essex Co, NJ Census Index

New Providence Twp.

P. 003
John COMBS

Newark Twp.

p. 006
Moses N. COMBS

p. 16
Moses N. COMBS


1820 Essex Co, NJ Census

[not yet extracted?]


1830 Essex Co, NJ Census Index

Newark Twp

Page 309
Richard N. COMBS
Isaac COMBS

Orange Twp

Page 432
Moses N. COMBS


1840 Essex Co, NJ Census Index

Newark

Page 175
Richard M. COMBS

Page 283
William D. COMES

Newkirk

Page 253
Warren COOMBS


1870 Essex Co, NJ Census

East Orange

p. 64; 22 Jul 1870 by W. J. Condit

432/434 MAKER, Mary C 60 FW Keeps House 10000 - NJ
Wm 35 MW Dry Goods Clerk NJ
Kate W. 28 FW School Teacher - 1000 NJ
FREEMAN, Ed R. 30 MW Butcher 2000 1000 NY
Combs, Sarah W. 78 FW - 50000 NJ

p. 87; 4 Aug 1870

--/608 Combs, James C. 23 MW Carpenter - 100 NJ
Mary 20 FW Keeps House NJ **
Robert W. 912 MW NJ Sep

Note: Same Dwelling (606) as previous Family (607) RAY, Alfred E. & family; **=Father and Mother of Foreign birth.

Also: See 1900 Census of Grand Forks Co, ND census where a James C. Coombs and Robert “H.” Coombs can be found. Also a James C. Coombs born in 1874 in Kansas. This could indicate James left NJ by that date and was living in Kansas, with subsequent migration to North Dakota. (Or unlikely, this is an entirely different family.)

Montclair

Bloomfield

p. 69; 28 Jul 1870 by John Hall

465/522 Taylor Calvin 69 MW Laborer NJ
Harriet B. 63 FW Keeping House NJ
Louisa B. 40 FW mo??patron NJ
Combs Abram 50 MW Laborer 4000 100 NJ


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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