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10 Dec 1766 New York State Marriage Bond, x 197 COMES, Gilbert, and Ann BRAINE (Early Combs Marriages of New York)


19 - 27 May 1768 Page 290.--In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas BRAINE, now residing in New York, Gentleman, "being weak in body, and apprehending that my Dissolution is approaching." "The Charges attending my funeral and also what sums of money I am justly indebted shall be paid." All the rest of my estate I leave to my seven children, Mary, wife of John HYLTON, Nanny, wife of Gilbert COMES, Mildred, Thomas, Daniel, Judith, and Samuel, and to my granddaughter Mary, daughter of Capt. Jacob BANKS, and my daughter Sarah, deceased, "Excepting what allowance the Laws of this Province shall make for my wife in case she survives me." I make Jacob BANKS, of New York, executor. Dated May 19, 1768. Witnesses, John CLOPPER, William DOBBS, mariner, Joseph BOWNE. Proved, May 27, 1768, before Francis CHILD, "thereto duly authorized." (Extracted by Combs Ressearcher Debi Houser from Abstracts of Wills, Vol. VII 1766-1771, The New York Historical Society Collections, 1898, abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York)

Notes: Gilbert & Ann "Nanny" BRAINE Combs m 10 Dec 1766, NY, Gilbert possibly s/o John & Keziah BEDELL Combs of Jamaica, Queens Co, NY.


26 June 1779 New York State Marriage Bond, xxviii 9 COOMES, Ann, and John HILTON (Early Combs Marriages of New York)

Notes: Ann was the widow of a John COMBS of Jamaica, Queens Co, Long Island, NY (See 1782 below).


29 Jul - 20 Aug 1782 - Page 62.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN HYLTON, of the City of New York, being weak in body. My executors as soon as conveniently after my decease to sell all my real and personal estate, except such parts hereinafter mentioned, and immediately to pay my just debts. I leave to my son Ralph my negro boy named Harry. Unto my son Thomas my gold watch; unto my sister, Mary HYLTON, for her attention to me during my illness, my negro girl called Mary. Whereas I stand seized in right of my late wife, Ann HYLTON, of part of the estate of John COMBS, late of Jamaica, on Long Island [Queens Co, NY], deceased, I do give all my right in said estate, as also æ40 to be divided equally between Sarah and Mariam COMBS, daughters of my late wife, Ann HYLTON. Also, unto them, all the wearing apparel of my late wife in equal shares. The remainder of my estate unto my two sons, Ralph and Thomas HYLTON, in equal shares, payable when twentyone. My executors to apply such parts of my estate as they shall think requisite to the bringing up of my sons, charging each with the sums so advanced them as part of their portions of my estate. I make my son Ralph, my friends, Thomas BRAINE and Stephen SKINNER, executors. Dated May 18, 1782. Witnesses, Sally BYVANCK, Edward LAIGHT, Mary HYLTON.
Codicil. I appoint my sister, Mary HYLTON, joint executrix with my son and friends above named. Unto my said sister Mary, in token of her tenderness and care of me during my illness, æ50, to be paid out of the monies due me by virtue of a certain bond or obligation from Robert RANDOLPH and Daniel L. HYLTON, of Virginia. Dated July 29, 1782. Witnesses, Edward LAIGHT, of City of New York, merchant, Catherine SKINNER, Margaret GAUTIER, of the City of New York, widow. Proved, August 20, 1782. (Extracted by Combs Ressearcher Debi Houser from Abstracts of Wills, Vol Vol X 1780-1782, The New York Historical Society Collections, 1899, abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York)


3 Nov 1785 New York MM, New York City, NY Mary COMBS (late FRANKLIN) was dismissed for having married out of unity dis mo (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New York City and Long Island, Vol. 3, William Wade HinshawAnn Arbor, MI, 1940) See Also Combs &c. Quaker Families


1800 New York City, NY Census

Page 838
Alexander COMBS 10010-10100-00

Page 877
James COMBS 00010-10010-00

Page 929
John COMBS 0000000000-20

(Census CD - placeholder - unreliable transcription)


1810 New York City, NY Census

Page 051
Eliza COMBS 01000-00110

(Census CD - placeholder - unreliable transcription)


1820 New York City, NY Census Index

4th Ward

p. 115
Samuel COMBS

6th Ward

p. 283
William COMB


Tues., Mar. 6, 1821 - NYC "Died, yesterday Mrs. Ann COMBS, consort of the late Elias COMBS of N.J. Friends and those of her son, Robert U. COMBS, are requested to attend the funeral at 4:30 from her late residence, 11 Harman St." The N.Y. death record gives her age at the time of her death (1821) as 45. (This makes her b. in 1776-EOVN). She was bur. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, N.Y. Consumption was the cause of her death."

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Oppie-Opie Supplement: ANN OPPIE. Ann OPPIE m. Elias COMBS. Vital Records of the "Columbian for the Country" Vol. 6 year 1821, copied by Theresa N. Swezey (Brooklyn 1952)

20 Feb 1821 - 26 Mar 1821 NY Liber 56 Page 371 Dated Feb. 20, 1821. Proved Mar. 26, 1821. (Abstracted) Will of Ann COMBS. To: Charlton COMBS, his heirs and assigns, $1000. Money to be put out at interest till he reach the age of 21. Interest to be applied to his education and support. Remainder of estate to son Robert U. COMBS, his heirs and assigns. If son Charlton dies before he attains the age of 21,leaving no issue, his share to go to Robert U. COMBS, his heirs and assigns, if he then be living. If dead, then the said legacy is to be bequeathed to nieces and nephews, children of Brother John OPPIE. Executors: Brother John OPPIE. Son Robert. Witnesses: Sarah BATES. M. OPPIE. John PELL (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Oppie-Opie Supplement: ANN OPPIE. Ann OPPIE m. Elias COMBS. Vital Records of the "Columbian for the Country" Vol. 6 year 1821, copied by Theresa N. Swezey (Brooklyn 1952)

"There was an Elias COMBS, Sr. and an Elias COMBS, Jr., one of which was in the Rev. War. John COMBS of Middlesex Co., N.J. mentions his grandson Elias COMBS in his will, dated 1803 p.386 Vol. 9 N.J.Ar. Abstracts of Wills. An Elias COMBS was witness to the will of Tobias VAN NORDEN of Bound Brook, Bridgewater Twsp. in 1798. Tobias VAN NORDEN was one of the signers with Benjamin OPEE, of the petition to the state of N.J. for services rendered for the Patriotic Cause. He was probably a neighbor of Benjamin. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Oppie-Opie Supplement: ANN OPPIE. Ann OPPIE m. Elias COMBS. Vital Records of the "Columbian for the Country" Vol. 6 year 1821, copied by Theresa N. Swezey (Brooklyn 1952)

Notes: See Elias COMBS of 1797 Somerset Co, NJ where a Bridgewater Twp. is also found. Also note that the referenced Middlesex Co, NJ will may have instead been a Monmouth Co, NJ will.


1824 New York City, NY Married: John COMBES & Letitia CARMAN (Combs Researcher Richard Combes) N.B. Date, bondsman, etc. still needed.


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; certificate from Chesterfield 5-6-1829. (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New York City and Long Island, Vol. 3, William Wade HinshawAnn Arbor, MI, 1940)


12 Mar 1830 Richard C. COMBES of New York City, verified signature of Thomas DUVALL will dated 12 Mar 1830, Linn Co, MO ("MISSOURI PIONEERS", Volumes 1 thru 30 and Volume 1 of "MARRIAGE RECORDS OF MISSOURI (a companion set to "Missouri Pioneers"))


1830 New York City, NY Census Index

1st Ward

Page 016
Jonathan COMBS

3rd Ward

Page 123
Samuel COMBS

5th Ward

Page 250
Nathaniel COOMBS

7th Ward

Page 090
John COOMBS

8th Ward

Page 133
Thomas COOMBS

Page 245
Ezekiel COMBS

9th Ward

Page 325
Henry B. KOOME

11th Ward

Page 156
Coleman COMBS

13th Ward

Page 330
Lewis COMBS


1831 New York City, NY. Born: William S. COMBS, later of Lexington, Fayette Co, KY; thence St. Louis, MO, thence St. Paul, Ramsey Co, MN; thence Dakota Co, MN; thence Oxford, Butler Co, OH. (Biography of William S. Combs)


1840 New York City, NY Census Index

4th Ward

Page 187
Henry COOMBS

Page 219
Edward COOMBS

Page 163
Lewis COMBS

7th Ward

Page 121
Jane COMBS

8th Ward

Page 297
John COMBS

Page 310
Thomas COOMBS

Page 382
Samuel COMBS

9th Ward

Page 048
Ezekiel COMBS

10th Ward

Page 266
Everitt COMBS

11th Ward

Page 088
Colman COMBS

Page 100
Thomas COMBS

15th Ward

Page 077
Mary COMB

16th Ward

Page 115
Leonard COMB

Page 188
William A. COMB

Page 154
Martin COOM

17th Ward

Page 251
Aaron COOMS

Page 284
Jacob COME


8 Feb 1846 New York MM, NYC, NY. Married: Albert H. COMBS, s/o Martin H. & Dorinda (WILBUR), b Clinton Hollow 11-3-1846; m 8-2-1869 Mary E. HICKS (non-member), d/o Benj. D. & Elizabeth (BUTTS) Hicks (H). On 4 May 1864, Albert H. received a certificate from Creek. (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New York City and Long Island, Vol. 3, William Wade HinshawAnn Arbor, MI, 1940)


4 May 1864 New York MM, NYC, NY. Martin H. & Dorinda WILBUR Combs, and son, John W. COMBS, were received on certificate from Creek [sic] on 4 May 1864. On 5 Mar 1898, Martin H. and Dorinda received a certificate to the Oswego MM (H). On 6 Jan 1900, John W. COMBS was released by request (H). (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New York City and Long Island, Vol. 3, William Wade HinshawAnn Arbor, MI, 1940)


16 May 1871 New York MM, NYC, NY Married: Henrietta COMBS, d/o Martin H. & Dorinda WILBUR Combs, and David DEPUTY. On 10 Jun 1899, Henrietta was released by request (H) (H). (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New York City and Long Island, Vol. 3, William Wade HinshawAnn Arbor, MI, 1940)


1880 New York City, NY Census

A boarding House

HH 13 Coombs, John, 64, No business Baden Baden Baden
Elizabeth, 56 Boarding House Switz. Switz. Switz.
McMURRAY, Mary 35 dau School Teacher NY Baden Switz.
ELLIOTT, James H. 39 Son News Correspondant Vermont Ver.Ver.
ELLIOTT, Elizabeth 28, dau NY Baden Switz
Clive 6 Son Ny Vt Ny
McMURRAY, Ed 9 G.Son Ny Ny Ny
COOMS, Ida 20, Dau Ny Baden Switz
COOMS, Wm. 24 Son Painter Ny Baden Switz
BREYN, James 22 Boarder + 6 more listed as boarders

Submitted by Patience Northern


15 Nov 1892 Married: "Florence McCAULLEY, born at the homestead, Granville, Ohio, July 10, 1872.
Educated in New York City, d/o William and Kate DUNLEVY McCaulley; Married November 15, 1892, Harry B. COMBS of that city, of A. H. COMBS & Co., brokers. They have one child, Albert H. COMBS II, born January 10, 1895. (Excerpted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from "A Genealogical History of the Dunlevy Family" by Gwendolyn Dunlevy Kelley, Columbus, Ohio 1901)


15 Aug 1896 New York MM, NYC, NY Born: Frank C. COMBES, Jr., s/o Frank C. COMBS, Sr. & Mary MULLIN (non-member), b N. Y. 8-15-1896 (H) (H). (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, New York City and Long Island, Vol. 3, William Wade HinshawAnn Arbor, MI, 1940)


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