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Lancaster County was established from Chester County and non-county areas in 1729.
1749: York County established from Lancaster County;
1750: Cumberland County was established from Lancaster County;
1752: Berks County established from Cumberland, Lancaster and non-county areas;
1772: Northumberland County established from Bedford, Cumberland, Lancaster, Berks, Northampton and non-county areas;
1758: Dauphin County established from Lancaster;
1813: Lebanon County established from Dauphin and Lancaster County.


Reynard COMER aka HAMMER was on a list of German Settlers in Springettsbury Manor Region in 1736 of an area of Lancaster County which became York in 1749.

The Manor of Springettsbury, York County, Pennsylvania: Its History and Early Settlers, York County Original Land Records, Volume 6. p. 26 by Neal Otto Hively [self printed?] in 1993, USA.

Jane McCann Walsh


10 May 1751 Warrant No. 386 Comb William, Survey, 50a, Roberson Twp, Date of Warrant: 10 May 1751, Date of Return: 21 April 1763, 131.102a returned, Name of Patentee: Ennis ELLIS, Pat Bk: AA:355; Survey Bk: C23:172

Survey drawing shows adjacent land seated by Francis DOWDLE Widow. Surveyed 3 April 1751 for William Comb.

(Source: PA State Archives, Digital Documents, Land Records, Warrant Registers 1733-1957 {series #17.88}, Lancaster Co, Surname “C”, p/image 40; Survey from Copied Surveys, 1681-1912. {series #17.114}, Survey Book C-23:172; abs. by Sue Elfving for Combs &c)


17 Mar 1795 Lancaster County, [PA] Volume 3, St James Episcopal Church Records, Page 2132, Marraiges 1795, “3-17, Bernard COMBS and Elizabeth SHEPERD”

(Extracted by Sharon Combs Natoli from History Of Bucks County [PA], J.H. Battle Ed., Originally published 1887, Philadelphia Pa., re-printed 1985 The Reprint Company)


1800 Lancaster Co, PA Census

p. 263
Henry KOOM 12010-10110-00

(placeholder from Census Index CD - unreliable transcription)


1810 Lancaster Co, PA Census Index

Not yet checked?


1820 Lancaster Co, PA Census Index

Little Britain Twp

p. 306
Peter COMBY [sic]


1830-1840 Lancaster co, PA Census Index

No Combs found?


1850 Lancaster Co, PA Census

(transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

Roll 787

Manor Twp

p. 49/168; 25 Sep 1850

330/337 Daniel STUMP 28 MM Labourer 100 PA
Mary STRICKLER 25 FM PA
Sarah B. COMBS 8 FM PA

Note: M=Mulatto


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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