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Kings County


1810 Kings Co, NY Census

USGenWeb Census Project

MICROFILM#: M252-28

Township of Brooklyn

Comes, David
1 m>45; 1 f10-16; 1 f16-26; 1 f26-4

Comes, Samuel
1 m<10; 1 m16-26; 1 f10-16; 1 f10-16


Zebulon R. Combs, aged 46, was born in New Jersey according to the 1850 census of the 8th ward of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. He is a constable. In that census his wife is Mary is aged 38 also born in New Jersey. Also in that household are listed Thomas age 22, a carpenter born in New York, Lydia aged 16 born in Pennsylvania and Zebulon aged 5 born New York and Charlotte aged 9 months born in New York. Also living in that household are David Vail age 23 and Abraham Prevost 17 both born in New Jersey.

Records show a marriage in 1828 at Belford, Monmouth County, New Jersey of Zebulon Combs and Mary STOUT. Mary is said to have been born on 12 April 1807, daughter of Jonathan Stout and Esther (Morris) Stout.

Compare this with burials in lot 5648, section 59 as listed by GreenWood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York (below). This family ( most buried in that lot) consisted of

Zebulon R. Combs born NJ 1803/4 died 1874
Mary (STOUT) Combs " NJ 1807 died 1852
Thomas Combs " NY 1828 not found
Lydia S. (Combs) Vail " PA 1834 died 1853
Charles Combs " NY 1839 died 1846
Mary Combs " NY 1841 died 1846
Zebulon R. Combs " NY 1844 died 1900
James Combs " NY 1846 died 1847
William H. Combs " ? ? died 1846
Charlotte Combs " NY 1850 died 1852 in lot 5648, but in section 134
Charles Combs born NY 1852 died 1852

Zebulon Sr's first wife died in 1852. In 1860 Zebulon's wife is Sarah, born about 1814 in New Jersey. Her maiden name unknown. She spent her last days in the Baptist Home in Brooklyn, New York and died there. Brooklyn denies having record of her death. She was buried in 5648, Sec 59 on 24 January 1892. The transcript of her burial from GreenWood states that she died on 22 January 1892, was aged 77 years and 11 months old and was widowed. Her obituary appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle on 23 January 1892, page 5, column 2. She was said to have been 78 and widow of Zebulon R. Combs.


1910 Kings Co, NY Census

USGenWeb Census Project

MICROFILM#: T624-956

Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York - Ward 6

p. 245B

76 Pacific Street

57/416 COMBER, Thomas Head M W 65 M2 Ire Ire Ire Upholsterer Funiture Est.
Mary Wife F W 60 M1 Ire Ire Ire Laborer Glass Store Est.

Note: Two other families in Dwelling; Carity (1) Armstrong (4)


Green Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue and --- Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

Buried in Lot 5648, Section 59 at , are the following Combses.

Name Intererred
Mary 27 April, 1852
James 27 April, 1852
Charles 27 April, 1852
William H. 27 April, 1852

These four were moved from Lot 295, grave 7 on the above date.

Mary 27 April, 1852
Charles 7 Oct, 1852
Lydia S (Vail) 20 Feb, 1853
Zebulon R. 26 Jun, 1874
Sarah L 24 Jan, 1892
Zebulon R. 16 Nov, 1900

Also buried in this same Lot are people with surnames Stryker, Walling and Wardell.

Submitted by June Wardell Mason


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