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William PENN'S Colony was established in 1681 and in 1682, Philadelphia became one of Pennsylvania's original counties. In 1752, Berks Co PA was established from Cumberland, Lancaster, Philadelphia and non-county area; and in 1784, Montgomery Co PA was established from Philadelphia.

The earliest Combs were in Philadelphia by 1686 (religion not known), and by 1709, Quaker Combs had arrived.


24 Jul 1686 Philadelphia, PA. Married: Elizabeth COOMBS and George SCOTSON, 24 July 1686, Philadelphia, Penn.

(American Marriage Records before 1699, Clemens, William Montgomery, Pompton Lakes, NJ, Biblio Co., 1926)

Notes: Not identified?


12 May 1690 Warrant No 520 Purchaser: Combs John, Kind of Paper: Warrant, Acres: City Lot, Date of Warrant: May 12 1690, Survey Recorded: Survey Book D-71:182. No patent information given.

12 May 1690 Survey for Jno Coombe

SEAL

"At ye Request of Jno Coombe that wee would grant him a Lott in the towne of Philadelphia

These are therefore in the Proprietarys Name to will and Require the fforthwith to Survey or Cause to be surveyd a Lott as aforesaid the building and ffenceing upon it within Six months after ye Date of Survey and make Returne thereoff to he Secretarys Office Dated at Philadelphia ye 12th of the 5th mo 1690.

[Signed] Wm Markham Robert turner John Goodsonn Sam Carpenter

To Capt Tho Holme

Surveyr Genll

Reverse side: John Combe Lott City No Five Hundred Twenty

(Source: PA State Archives, Digital Documents, Land Records, Warrant from Philadelphia Old Rights (Index), 1682-1745. {series #17.79}, “C” Surname, Image/page 20; Survey from Copied Surveys, 1681-1912. {series #17.114}, Survey Book D-71:182, abs by S Elfving for Combs &c)

SE Notes: Could this be John Coombe the HATTER from Philadelphia who had a son named Moses and a daughter Martha, wife of Peter Bizaillon? See below records and those in Chester Co, PA. Living in the city would fit with having the profession of a Hatter. If so, this John Comb is buried in the churchyard adjoining St. John's Church in Pequea town of Compass. John died Sept. 12, 1736 aged 78 years and therefore born c1658.


Marriage Record of Christ Church Philadelphia - 1709-1806

Pennsylvania Archives; Series 2; Volume VIII

p. 53

24 Feb 1749 Combs, Anne and Zachariah Van LEUVENIGH

20 Sep 1787 Combs, John and Catherine HERON

page 55

25 Jun 1745 Coombs, Jane and James THOMSON

22 May 1749 Coombs, Mary and Stephen HAINS

13 May 1773 Coomb,, Rev. Tho. and Sarah BADGER

22 Oct 1791 Coomby, Hannah and George BENSELL

page 219

15 Aug 1752 ROBINSON, Francis and Elizabeth ARCHDALE


26 Mar 1709 - 2 Apr 1710 Society of Friends (Quaker) Certificate of Removal from Cork, Ireland to Philadelphia, PA dated 5 Mo. 26, 1709. Received 2 Mo. 1710. Samuel COMBE, “Late of ye Citty Corke, Cooper, having transported himselfe and family to Pensilvania at Such time as severall friends of this place were Removing to that Country and not knowing he Should goe with them, they Layd their Intentions of going before our meeting time nor Season afterwards did not offer for his getting a Certificate to Cary with him wherefore Since his arrivall there he having writ unto a friend here to procure one for him… ye sayd Samuel being a bristall man [Bristol, England] came over into this Country [Ireland] with his wife som time after ye Wars ended to settle in Corke and follow ye Cooping trade and although he was observed to be a Laborious painfull man, ye world favoured him not with Success we hope and desire it may be better in that countrey where we suppose workmen of that Calling are no so plenty as in this nor materials to worke on Soe hard to be obtained as here.” Clear in relation to marriage. Received 2 Mo. 28, 1710.

(Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, Albert Cook Myers, Swarthmore, PA, 1902)

SW: Cooper

25 May 1709 - no date (Philadelphia MM PA) Samuel COMBS received on certificate from Corke three weeks meeting dated 25 May 1709

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Pennsylvania by W. W. Hinshaw hereafter Henshaw…

Notes: Combs Researcher Dale Larson adds that the above Samuel Combs had a son, Joseph, b 1697 Cork, Ireland (Cork Ireland Monthly Meetings, births 1625-1859, p. 7) who went with his father to Pennsylvania. [Records still needed - both family who came to PA and children born in Cork.]


21 Apr 1711 (Philadelphia MM PA) Samuel COMBS, Philadelphia Pa md Rebeckah NICHOLSON Philadelphia, Pa at Philadelphia MH (Meeting House)

Henshaw…

31 Jun 1711 (Philadelphia MM PA) Rebecca COMB, w/o Samuel, died 31 Jun 1711

(ibid.)

27 Jan 1713 (Philadelphia MM PA) Samuel COMBS granted certificate Fall MM [Bucks Co, PA] to marry

(ibid.)

04 Mar 1713 Falls Monthly Meeting [Bucks Co PA], Mens Meeting (Quaker Friends) " March 4, 1713 Marriage of Samuel COMBE and Hannah ELLETT accomplished, He produced a certificate

(From the Philadelphia monthly meeting). (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sharon Natoli from History Of Bucks County, J.H. Battle Ed., Originally published 1887, Philadelphia Pa., re-printed 1985 The Reprint Company, Bucks County, volume 2, page 200)


26 Jun 1715 (Philadelphia MM PA) Mary COOMBS requested certificate

Henshaw…


1719-1759 Christ Church Baptisms and Burials

(Extracted from Baptisms and Burials From the Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1709-1760, Charles R. Hildeburn, Editor, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1877-1893, republished electronically by Ancestry.com, 1999) See also marriage records below.

1 Apr 1719-1720 Buried: Jane COOMBS, d/o Henry and Ann

8 Feb 1722 Baptised: Thomas COOMBS, s/o Henry and Ann

31 May 1727 Baptised: Anne COMBS, d/o Henry and Anne

11 Mar 1728 Buried: John COMBS

15 Jul 1729 Baptised: Mary COMBS, age 9 days, d/o Henry and Ann

16 Sep 1731 Baptised: Henry COMBS, age 10 days, s/o Henry and Ann

19 Sep 1731 Buried: Henry COMBS, s/o Henry

16 Oct 1733 Baptised: Henry COMBS, age 8 mos., s/o Henry and Ann

8 Jul 1734 Buried: Henry COOMBS, s/o Henry

9 Aug 1744 Baptised: Henry COOMBE, age 24 days, s/o Thomas & Sarah

25 Jan 1745 Born (Baptised 23 Feb 1746): Ann COMBE d/o Thomas & Sarah

29 Jul 1745 Buried: Henry COOMBE, s/o Thomas

9 Aug 1747 Buried: Ann COMBES, d/o Thomas

10 Dec 1747 Born (Baptised 11 May 1747 [sic]): Thomas COMBE, s/o Thomas & Sarah

18 Apr 1748 Buried: Henry COMBS

22 Oct 1750 Buried: Rees [or Thomas?] COOMBS, s/o Thomas

24 Oct 1751 Born (Baptised 21 Nov 1751): Sarah COOMB, d/o Thomas & Sarah

23 Aug 1754 Buried: John COMBS s/o Thomas

16 Jun 1755 Born (Baptised 9 Jul 1755): Mary COOMBE, d/o Thomas & Sarah

11 Mar 1757 Buried: Child (unnamed) of Thomas

22 Jan 1759 Born (Baptised 30 Jan 1759): Hannah COOMBE, d/o Thomas & Sarah

Note: Those listed without parents were presumably adults. Was Henry the s/o John? Estate Records for either?


29 Apr 1722 (Philadelphia MM PA) Mary COMBS reported married to Thomas HART

Henshaw…


05 Oct 1733 (Fall MM Bucks Co, PA) Margaret COMBE received on certificate from Abington MM [then Philadelphia, now Montgomery Co, PA]

(ibid.)


August 9, 1739 — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. CUSTOM HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA. JANE, JOHN RICHMOND, LISBON. ANNE, THOMAS COATAM, ANTIGUA. JOSEPH, JAMES COULTAS, MADEIRA. CHARMING SALLY, BENJAMIN BURK, FRANCIS AND ANNE, JOHN COX, THREE SISTERS, JOHN GRADWELL, JAMAICA. SEAFLOWER, RANIER GREGORY, NEWFOUNDLAND. RANGER, JONATHAN CHESTER, RHODE ISLAND. ANNE, JOSEPH DARRALL, BERMUDA. BLESSING, THOMAS WELLS, DOVE, JOHN GOODWIN, WARWICK, JOHN DARRALL, ST. CHRISTOPHERS. MARTHA, HENRY COMBS, LISBON. KING DAVID, HENRY CHADS, MARYLAND. SALLY, JOHN SEYMOUR, LONDON. SPEEDWELL, BETHEL LANGSTAFF, BOSTON ST, KITTS, NEW LONDON, ELIZABETH AND MARTHA, EDWARD EVANS, BARBADOES.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728 - 1783, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, CD-ROM Produced by Accessible Ancestry, Inc. hereafter Pennsylvania Gazette…)


08 Apr 1740 (Philadelphia MM PA) Margrett COMER died 8 Apr 1740

Henshaw…


April 24, 1740 — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. ALL Persons indebted to Messrs. Thomas ROBINSON and Samuel COMBS, Merchants, on Account of Servants bought, are desired to pay in and discharge their respective Debts before the first day of June next; otherwise their Bonds will be put in Suit. Dated at Philadelphia this 25th Day of April 1740. Thomas ROBINSON, Samuel COMBS.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Pennsylvania Gazette…)


December 11, 1740. — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. WOMEN. TO BE SOLD By Elizabeth COMBS, at her House over the Draw Bridge, ALL kinds of white and check Linnens, Demities, Callimancoes, Frizes, Hankerchiefs, Cotton Gowns, sortable Shot, Sail Cloth, and several other Goods, for ready Money or short Credit.

(ibid.)


29 Jul 1741 (Philadelphia MM PA) Martha COOMS, w/o John, died 29 Jul 1741

Henshaw…

Note: This record needs to be double-checked re whether wife or daughter.


25 Jun 1745 Christ Church, Philadelphia. Jane COOMBS & James THOMSON [THOMPSON]

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from Records of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1987)

Notes: Possibly an unrecorded daughter of Henry and Ann (who had one daughter, Jane, d 1719-1720)?


29 Jun 1746 (Philadelphia MM PA) Hannah CLARKE dismissed, w/o John CLARKE; d/o Samuel BOLTON, former wife of John COMBS

Henshaw…


31st:1st Mo. 1746 The Abington Monthly Meeting Minutes [then Philadelphia, now Montgomery Co, PA] (p.263) Society of Friends record: At a MoMg held 31st:1st Mo. 1746 Whereas Joseph COMBS & Mary LUCKEN, having declared their intentions of marriage to each other before two Mo mgs. inquiry being made by persons appd. are found clear of any obstructions , they are therefore at liberty to accomplish the same, orderly and to be attended by Nichs: AUSTIN & Atevhen [Stephen?] JENKENS as overseers.

(Provided by Researcher David K. Martin to Combs Researcher Dale Larson who adds: (1) according to David, no other records of Joseph & Mary were found among the Quaker records indexed by the Friends Historical Library, Swathmore , PA; and (2) Abington is in present-day Montgomery Co, est. in 1784 from Philadelphia), and just over the Bucks Co, PA line.)

Notes: Joseph and Mary LUCKEN Combs may have been deceased by 1763 when her maternal uncle, John LUKEN [sic] is guardian of his niece, Sarah COMBS (1763 and 1789 Philadelphia Records).


September 3, 1747 — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. CUSTOM HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA SLOOP SPEEDWELL, JOS. CLEVELAND, NEW YORK. CONTENT, RICHARD EVANS, BERMUDA. SHIP PUSTILION, JOHN COMBS, ANTIGUA. BRIGT. SAMUEL, HUGH BOWES, ANTIGUA. CHARMING BETTY, W. MORRELL, BARBADOS. ST. STEPHEN, THOMAS WILLIAMS, JAMAICA. SLOOP ELIZABETH & MARY, IS. SOMMERSAL, ST. KITTS. SPEEDWELL, JOS. LUNT, BOSTON. SALLEY, JER. REED, BERMUDA. SALLY, JOHN NEWBOLD, ANGUILLA. SHIP DELAWARE, THOMAS LEAK, FOR MARYLAND. BRIGT. LISBON PACKET, JOHN FISHER, MADEIRA. JANE & SARAH, PATRICK VAUNCE, BARBADOS. SLOOP ABIGAIL, PETER GROVES, BOSTON. ADVENTURE, NAT. MOUNTSORT, LOUISBURGH. DEBORAH, ARCHIBALD MORISON, ANGUILLA.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Pennsylvania Gazette…)


September 10, 1747 — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. CUSTOM HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA SLOOP MARY, NAT,. DICKENSON, TURKS ISLAND. DRAGON, JOS. RIVERS, VIRGINIA. SHIP MOLLY, THOMAS STAMPER, LISBON. SCHOONER, ST. GEORGE, S. SKINNER, BERMUDA. MARY, WALTER WAISTCOAT, ST. KITTS. SLOOP PORTITION [?], JOHN COMBS, ANTIGUA. INTENT, RICHARD EVANS, JAMAICA BRIGT. SAMUEL, HUGH BOWES, BARBADOS CHARMING BETSEY, WILLIAM MORRELL [?], MADEIRA SLOOP CHARITY, RICHARD NEWBOLD, ANTIGUA SHIP DELAWARE, THOMAS LEAKE, MARYLAND SCHOONER DELIGHT'S EXCHANGE, H. TODD, BARBADOS SNOW CHARMING BETSEY, JOHN DOLLINER, BARBADOS

(ibid.)


September 24, 1747 — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. CUSTOM HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA SLOOP DOROTHY, DAVID SEARS, NEW PROVIDENCE ENDEAVOUR, JAMES NICKLES, BOSTON CAROLINA, GEORGE COMBS, ANTIGUA. BRIGT. RECOVERY, JOSEPH GREENAWAY, BARBADOS BRIGT. HANNAH, ANDREW KENT, CORK SLOOP SPEEDWELL, WILLIAM DONALDSON, NEW PROVIDENCE BRIGT. SAMUEL, HUGH BOWES, BARBADOS NEPTUNE, ALLAN BOYD, VIRGINIA CHARMING BETTY, WILLIAM MORRELL, MADEIRA SLOOP SALLY, JOHN NEWBOLD, ANGUILLA RUTH, WILLIAM MEANY, ANTIGUA DRAGON, JOSEPH RIVERS, VIRGINIA CONTENT, RICHARD EVANS, JAMAICA SPEEDWELL, WILLIAM DONALDSON, NEW PROVIDENCE

(ibid.)


October 1, 1747 — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. CUSTOM HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA, SHIP LYDIA, WILLIAM TIFFIN, LONDON, SHIP MIDDLEBRI, ANDREW HEARSEY, LISBON, FRERE, DAVID LINDSAY, BARBADOS, SLOOP ELIZABETH, PETER GODFRY, BERMUDA, LYDIA, JOSEPH COLEMAN, BOSTON, BRIGT VERNON, SOUTH CAROLINA, ST. STEPHEN, THOMAS WILLIAMS, ANTIGUA, RECOVERY, JOSEPH GREENWAY, SHIP AURORA, THOMAS GAMMON, WEST INDIES, SLOOP MARY, NATHANIEL DICKENSON, ANTIGUA, CAROLINA, JAMES COMBS, DITTO, SCOONER MARY, WALTER WAISCOAT, ST. KITTS, SQUIRREL, EDWARD STERTCHER, GEORGIA, SLOOP PROSPERITY, NATHANIEL YOUNG, GIBRALTAR, SHALLOP TRYAL, THOMAS ALFRED, NORTH CAROLINA.

(ibid.)


November 5, 1747 — PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA. CUSTOM HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA SHIP NASSAU, WILLIAM STOCKS, LIVERPOOL SLOOP FRANCIS, JOHN DARREL, BARBADOS INCREASE, WILLIAM DARREL, BARBADOS RAINBOW, TUCKER TABOT, NEWPORT SPEEDWELL, JOSEPH LUNT, NEWBURY SUSANNAH & FRANCIS, THOMAS BEAZLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA SAMUEL, JOSEPH COLLOT, NEW YORK SCHOONER LEMON, LAZARUS SAMPSON, BOSTON BRIGT. WARREN, WILLIAM CONDY, MARYLAND MORNING STAR, JOHN SLADE, BARBADOS SLOOP ROYAL RANGER, SAMUEL BROWNLOW, ANTIGUA MARY, BENJAMIN GIBBS, CORACOA RAINBOW, TUCKER TABOR, NEW ENGLAND. SHIP POSTILION, JOHN COMBS, ANTIGUA. RESTORATION, JAMES HALL, MARYLAND SLOOP WILLING MIND, ZEBULON ELWELL, BOSTON PEARL, ANDREW GARDNER, BOSTON RAVEN, PETER FOLGER, BOSTON SCHOONER JOLLY ROBIN, WILLIAM CAMPBELL, ANTIGUA BRIGT. WARREN, WILLIAM CONDY, MARYLAND SHIP MOLLY, THOMAS STAMPER, LISBON SLOOP TRYALL, CLOTHIER PIERCE, RHODE ISLAND BRIGT. EASTER, ROBERT SWAGE, ST. KITTS. SHIP MIDDLEBRI PACKET, ANDREW HEARSEY WILSON, LISBON BILLANDER VERNON, WILLIAM CLARK, SOUTH CAROLINA SLOOP CASTOR, JOHN CODDINGTON, RHODE ISLAND BRIGT. HANNAH, ANDREW KENT, CORK.

(ibid.)


24 Feb 1749 Christ Church, Philadelphia. Anne COMBS & Zachariah VAN LEUVENIGH

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from Records of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1987)

Notes: Probably Anne, d/o Henry and Anne?


22 May 1749 (Christ Church, Philadelphia) Mary COOMBS & Stephen HAINS

(ibid.)

SW: HAINES, HAYNES

Notes: Probably Mary, d/o Henry and Anne?


April 28, 1757 To be LETT, THE Dwelling house and Bake house, which Francis JOHNSON lately removed out of in Cherry lane, between Combs's Alley and Arch street. For Terms enquire of Doctor FARMAR, in Second street.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from the Pennsylvania Gazette…)


23 Apr 1759 - 18 Nov 1762 West Jersey Conveyances S77 Robert COMBS to John AKERS This Indenture made this twenty third Day of April in the Thirty Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain Frand and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. In the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Fifty nine Between Robert COMBS late of Amwell in the County of Hunterdon and provices of West New Jersey [Hunterdon Co, NJ] But now of the Township of A-on in the County of Philadelphia and Province of Pennsylvania Yeoman of the one part and John AKER sof the Township of Amwell and county abovesaid Yeaman of the other part Witnesseth that the said Robert COMBS for and in Coniseration of the Sum of three hundred Six six pounds proclamation money of New Jersey to him in hand paid by the said John AKERS the Receipt whereof do hereby acknowledge and --- --- fully satisfied Contented and paid are of Every part parcell Do hereby Acquitt Exonerate and sicharge the said John AKERS his heirs Executors Administrators and every of them by these presents Hath Granted Bargained and Sold Alines Enseassed Released conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents Do --- freely Clearly and Absolutely Grant Bargain and Sell unto the said John AKERS his heirs and Assigns One Hundred acres of Land with --- Allowance for highway, being part of a tract of Land which said Robert COMBS purchased of Samuel JOB and Rachel his wife be a Certain Deed of Conveyance Dated May the fifth 1735 and recorded in Burlington in the Secretaries Office in Book GG pages four hundred twenty five and 426. Sittuate in the Township of Amwel and is butted and bounded as followeth Viz. Beginning at a stone at the Northwest Corner of said AKERS Old Tract thence Turing South Seventy Eight Degrees West by Land of Samuel --- and then Land of Said Combs forty three Chains and fifty links to stone in John BULLS line thence turnning South --- Degrees thirty minutes East Twenty three Chains to a Stone in said Line Thence North Seventy Eight Degres East by a line of --- --- --- to a Stone for a corner, thence South Seventy four Degrees East Six Chains and --- links --- Stone South fourteen Degrees thirty minutes East one Chain and ninety links to a bush for a Corner then North Seventy Eight Degrees One Chain and fourteen links to a Beach then North four Degrees West One Chain and Sixty --- Links to a Dogwood Bush thensce North Seventy Degrees East twenty three Chains and ninety Eight links to a Stone in the aforesaid AKERS'S Old Line thence along said Line North --- Degrees thirty minutes West Twenty Two Chains and forty links to the place of beginning Containing One hundred and --- Allowances for highways as abovesaid the Same more or Less. To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premiseses with all and Singular hereby the appurtenances previlieges and Commodities to the Same Belonging or in any or in any ways Appertaining Together with the Houses Outhouses Barns Stables Orchards to possess with all --- or priviledges thereto belonging to him the said John AKERS his heirs and Assigns forever To his and their only proper Use Benefit and Behoof forever and he the said Robert COMBS for himself his heirs Executors and Admintr. Doth Covenant promise and Grant to and wish the said John AKERS his heirs and Assigns that before the Executing and Delivery hereof he was the Sole and lawfull owner of the above bargained premisses and was lawfully Seized and posessed of the Same in his own proper right as good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple and had in himself good right full power and Lawfull Authority to Grant Bargain Sell convey and Confirm the said Bargained premisses in Manner as aforesaid and that he said John AKERS his heirs and Assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by force and Virtue of these presents Lawfully peacably and quietly Enjoy have hold Use Occupy and possess the said Demised and Bargained premisses with the Appurtenances free and Clear and freely and clearly acquitted Exonerated and Discharged of and from all and all manners of --- Other Gifts Grants Bargains and sales Liens Mortgages will Intailments --- Dowreys Judgments Executions & Incombrances and Extants and further the said Robert COMBS for my self my heirs Executors & adm: Do Covenant and Engage the above Demised premisses to him the said John AKERS his heirs and assigns against the Lawful Claim and Demands of an person or Persons Whatsoever and hereafter to warrant and defend the same In Witness Whereof the saidRobert COMBS have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and year above Written. Robert COMBS (seal) Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Robert AKERS, Peter WILSON, Jacob KNOWLES Be it Remembered that on the Tenth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one personally Came and appeared before me John GARRISON one of the Judges of his Majisties court for the county of Hunterdon Peter WILSON one of the Evidences to the above written Instrument of Conveyance who upon his --- Oath which he took Did Depose that he saw Robert COMBS sign & seal and as his act and Deed Deliver the Same for the Uses herein mentioned and that he together with the other Witness subscribed therein --- as Evidances thereunto Taken before me John GARRISON Recorded this 18th Day of November 1762

(Combs-Akers Deed Transcribed by Researcher Donna Evans and Contributed to Hunterdon Co, NJ GenWeb Archives - See copyright restrictions)


Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819

Name: Job Combs
Description: Witness
Date: 3 Apr 1759
Prove Date: 28 Sep 1761
BookPage: M:191
Remarks: Stephen Jenkins. Co. of Philadelphia. Yeoman. April 3, 1759. Sept. 28, 1761. M.191.
Children: Phineas, Stephen, Sarah Tyson, Abigail Hugh, William and Charles. Grandchildren: Mary, Abigail and Hannah, daughters of Stephen; Abigail Tyson; William, son of Charles. Legatee: Ann Carr. Exec: Son Charles and daughter-in-law Mary Jenkins.

Name: Robert Combs
Description: Witness
Date: 3 Apr 1759
Prove Date: 28 Sep 1761
BookPage: M:191
Remarks: Stephen Jenkins. Co. of Philadelphia. Yeoman. April 3, 1759. Sept. 28, 1761. M.191.
Children: Phineas, Stephen, Sarah Tyson, Abigail Hugh, William and Charles. Grandchildren: Mary, Abigail and Hannah, daughters of Stephen; Abigail Tyson; William, son of Charles. Legatee: Ann Carr. Exec: Son Charles and daughter-in-law Mary Jenkins.

Source Information: Lineages, Inc., comp. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Philadelphia County Wills, 1682-1819. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1900.

Myra Britt


17 Sep 1759 - 25 Jan 1760 (Philadelphia MM PA) William COMBS, apprentice to William LOOFBORROUGH received on certificate from Abington MM [then Philadelphia, now Montgomery Co, PA] dated 17 Sep 1759

Henshaw…

Notes: This appears to be William LOOFBORROW (s/o Nathaniel & Margaret LOOFBORROW), d Oct 8, 1764 (Letters of Admin., Phila.), m 1st June 19, 1753 (QR), Abington, Montgomery Co, PA, Mary dau. of John and Sarah (TYSON) Kirk, and had issue; 2nd, Dec. 22, 1761 (First Christ Church, Philadelphia), Sarah KIRK, sister of his first wife, for which he was disowned by the Quakers(QR) (Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume I, John LOOFBOURROW of Woodbridge: Founder of the LOOFBOURROW Family in American, © Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division 1997). William was the maternal uncle of Margaret LOOFBORROW who m 4 Sep 1753, Middlesex Co, NJ, Robert COMBS. See also 1791 Fayette Co, PA record of Rev. David LOOFBORROW with Combs and Associated Families. Questions: What was the occupation of William LOOFBORROUGH to whom William COMBS was apprenticed? Relationship of William COMBS to Robert COMBS.


01 Jul 1761 (Fall MM Bucks Co Pa) Benjamin COMBE granted certificate Philadephia MM Pa

(ibid.)


27 May 1763 (Philadelphia MM PA) Sarah COMBS, a child under care of John LUKENS & wife, received on certificate from ND (Northern District) MM

(ibid.)

Notes: Sarah COMBS was the d/o Joseph & Mary LUCKEN Combs, m 31 Mar 1746, Abingdon MM per the 1785 Philadelphia will of her maternal uncle John LUKENS (below). Were her parents both deceased by the time of this record?


October 13, 1763. — LIST of LETTERS remaining in the Post Office, Philadelphia. C. William Clothier, James Carswell, Samuel Colhoun, Daniel Camble, Capt. R. Curtin, Isaac Caton, William Churchman, Hannah Cornelus, William COMBS, Thomas Clark, Patrick Canady, Magnus Carde, John Champ, Ventle Cremer, Duncan Campbell, and Henry Corderoy, in Philadelphia

Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Pennsylvania Gazette…


December 1, 1768 Pennsylvania Gazette…, No. 2084. PHILADELPHIA. On Tuesday last at the Anniversary COMMENCEMENT in the College of this City, the following Gentlemen were admitted to their Degree of Bachelor of Arts, viz
WILLIAM BINGHAM
BENJAMIN DUFFIELD of Philadelphia
THOMAS HALL
GEORGE NOARTH
JONATHAN EASTON, of Rhode Island,
DANIEL KUHN, of Lancaster.
CHRISTIAN STREIGHT, of New Jersey
BENJAMIN VINING, of Dover.
And at the same time Mr. THOMAS COOMBE, junior, of Philadelphia (now in England) was admitted to the Degree of Master of Arts.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey, Vol. XXXVI)

Note: This was probably Thomas, s/o Thomas & Sarah


February 1, 1770 — List of Letters remaining in the POST OFFICE, Philadelphia, January 5, 1770. C. John Crawford, Susannah Conner, James Campbell, John Christy, Dennis Creage, John COMBS, Elizabeth Cordel, Michael Clark, Michael Carmody, John Carmody, Captain William Curtis, Michael Carte, William Church, Patrick Cannan, Edward Connolly, Riger Celley, Margaret Carr, John Croson, James Conway, William Cannon, Philadelphia

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Pennsylvania Gazette…)


1772 Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. Margaret COMBS married Benjamin HARBESON

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Barbara Mathews from PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES: Vol. 9)

SW: HARBISON


13 May 1773 Christ Church, Philadelphia. Rev. Thomas COOMB & Sarah BADGER

Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from Records of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1987

Notes: According to Watson's Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, 1857, Vol. I, Chapter 44, Christ Church (Written 1830-1850): “The Rev. Thomas COOMBE, the Rector, resigned his place and took refuge with the British in New York because he could not swear allegiance to the new government of the States; on that occasion Doctor Wm. WHITE was made his successor. It was from the family of Mr. COOMBE, I believe, that we have derived the name of Coombe's alley. He was an American, and much esteemed.” According to Alumni Cantabrigienses (Alumni of Cambridge University, England), Thomas COOMBE was a close associate of Benjamin FRANKLIN, a fact apparently supported by the following anecdote:

Thomas COOMBE, Jr., an old friend of Dr. FRANKLIN, visited the FRANKLIN residence in Philadelphia frequently. Arriving one day, Thomas discovered Benjamin wearing only a single cap, rather than his usual double one that he wore to keep his head warm. When Thomas inquired why, FRANKLIN responded that his “Head grew warm.” In jest, Thomas replied, “Dr. FRANKLIN was never accounted hot-headed.” FRANKLIN, with his sharp wit, insisted on having the last word and said, “Aye but nature seems to think so, for she is taking all the Hair off my Head.”

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Sherry Combs Marine from Biography of Benjamin Franklin.

Notes: Also note the 1768 reference to Thomas COOMBE, Jr. Were Rev. Thomas and Thomas, Jr. the same? See also 1790 below re more Combs and Benjamin Franklin.


1774 Abington Township [Philadelphia Co, PA, now Montgomery] Tax List, Joseph AUSTIN, assessor

(From PA ARCHIVES, Series 3, Volume 14, pp.307-310, contribution of researcher Frances J. Devlin to the PAGenWeb)

COOMB, David, 1 1/2 acres, 1c

Notes: David was not on the (extant) 1769 Abington Twp. Tax List


January 24, 1776 — WAS taken up by the subscriber, living in Abington township, Philadelphia county, a sorrel HORSE, about 11 years old, about 14 hands high, some white on his hind feet, shod all round. The owner is desired to come, prove his property, pay charges, and take him away. December 9, 1775. David COMBS.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Pennsylvania Gazette…)


24 Jul 1777 Pennsylvania Evening Post, 1777 Thursday 24 July; Deserted from Col. FORMANS regiment of foot and my company a certain James WOLFE about 5'9" high. He was seen somewhere about Irishtown, is a gunsmith by trade. Forty Dollars Reward. (signed) John COMBS, Captain

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Sharon Combs Natoli)


26 Jun 1778 (Philadelphia MM PA) Sarah COMBS received on certificate from Abington MM [then Philadelphia, but now Montgomery Co, PA]

Henshaw…


05 Apr 1779 Swedes Church, Philadelphia. Married: Mary COMBS & Paul DOGAN

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from Records of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1987)


1779 Abington Tax List [Philadelphia Co, PA, now Montgomery Co]

(From PA ARCHIVES Series 3, Vol.14, pp.565-569, contribution of Researcher Frances J. Devlin to the PAGenWeb). Transcriber's Note: This is a tax of 5 shillings in the pound & 30 shillings per head, esides their estates, laid on the estates and inhabitants and on single men “for the defense of this state”.

Note: tax is listed in pounds; “d” denotes double tax; “phd” denotes “per head”.

COOMBS, David, 7


24 Dec 1785 - 28 Oct 1789 Philadelphia Co, PA Will of John LUKENS of City of Phila., Surveyor., mentions wife Sarah, daughters Elizabeth WALLIS, Gainor KEEN, Tacy LENOX, and Edith. Executor: Sarah LUKENS. Son in law Joseph Jacob WALLIS. Elizabeth WALLIS, Tacy LENOX & Gainor KEEN; Grandchildren Jesse, Thomas, George, Anne and John LUKENS (children of son Charles, deceased), John Lukens WALLIS, Lawrence KEEN and Niece Sarah COOMBE. Witness Daniel RENDLE, L. WEISS.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Thom Mont from ABSTRACTS OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY WILLS 1777-1790; F.E. Wright; Family Line Publications; Westminster MD; 1998; p.220)

Notes: Sarah was the d/o Quakers Joseph & Mary LUCKEN Combs who m 31 Mar 1746, Abingdon MM. See also 1763 Philadelphia record.


20 Sep 1787 Christ Church, Philadelphia John COMBS & Catherine HERON

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from Records of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1987)

SW: HERRON

Notes: s/o whom?


pre-1790 Philadelphia? — According to the obituary of Theodore Sutton COMBS, b 1844 in Romney, Hampshire Co, VA, d 1931, s/o John Joseph COMBS, Jr. (1813-1900): “…Major [Theodore Sutton] Combs' father, J. J. COMBS, at the time of his death in Romney, was the oldest printer in the United States, having learned the trade from his father [unnamed], who was at one time an employee of Benjamin FRANKLIN.”

(published 22 Jul 1931 in The Herald-Dispatch)

Notes: Benjamin FRANKLIN d in 1790, thus if the above report is accurate, the father of John Joseph Combs, Jr., was employed by FRANKLIN prior to that date (although not necessarily in Philadelphia). According to some researchers (their sources unknown), John Joseph Combs was the s/o a William Henry Harrison Combs of Fauquier Co, VA (no record found of an early William, Henry or Harrison in that county); however, note also that at least one record lists John Joseph Combs as a Jr. (to whom?). John Joseph Combs was a resident of Romney, Hampshire Co, VA by at least 1823 (age 10), at which time there was a Joseph Combs in that county (unidentified as yet). See also Combs Printers. Question: Are Philadelphia Apprenticeships extant?


1790 US Federal Census, Philadelphia PA

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790, Pennsylvania, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office, 1908.
Legend:
FWM16+ = Free white males of 16 years and upward, including head of household
FWM-16 = Free white males under 16 years
FWF = Free white females, including head of household
AOF = All Other Free Persons
S= Slaves

1790 Philadelphia County, PA Federal Census

Blockley Township

Note: The following selection of entries are sequential.

HANNAGER, Joseph: FWM16+ = 1; FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 6
HUMAN, John: FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 2
RASP, George: FWM16+ = 1; FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 3
HALL, Thomas: FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 3
WESTER, John: FWM16+ = 1; FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 3
SAUNDERS, John: FWM16+ = 2; FWF = 3
KINSLER, Baltis: FWM16+ = 2; FWF = 1
YOUNG, George: FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 2
MACK, Peter: FWM16+ = 1; FWM16+ = 2; FWF = 6
GEORGE (Negro); FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 2; AOF = 1
COMB, Michl: FWM16+ = 1; FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 1
ALLEN, Israel: FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 1
FIGHT, Chrisn: FWM16+ = 2; FWM16+ = 2; FWF = 2
BOWL, Adam: FWM16+ = 3; FWF = 2
McNEAL, Mary; FWF = 1; AOF = 1
START, Wm: FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 1
McDUNNAC, Thos: FWM16+ = 1; FWF = 2
GRISWOLD, Joseph: FWM16+ = 2; FWF = 4
BRADY, Mary; FWF = 1
LARKEY, Patrick: FWM16+ = 1; FWM16+ = 2; FWF = 6

(Extracted by Combs Researcher C. Ham mett from Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790, Pennsylvania, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office, 1908)

Note: An 1808 land survey of a tract in Lynn Northampton Co, PA mentions a “late” Michael Combs. The survey says that the tract surveyed was formerly in Philadelphia.

SW: Michael


22 Oct 1791 (Christ Church, Philadelphia) Hannah COOMBY & George BENSELL

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from Records of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1987)


31 Oct 1794 (Philadelphia MM PA) Sarah COOMBS grant certificate Abington MM [Montgomery Co, PA]

Henshaw…


1800 Philadelphia, PA Census Index

P. 033
David COOMBS: 10010-10200-00

P. 091
Jermen COMBS: 00310-00000-00

P. 135
George COMBS: 10010-10200-00

(US Census CD'S - source unreliable)


1810 US Census Index, Philadelphia, PA

East Southwark

P. 080
Matthew COOMBS

P. 089
Peter COOMBS

P. 091
Matthew COOMBS

North Liberties

P. 155
Thomas COMBS

New Market Ward

P. 278
G. COMBES

West Southwark

P. 114
David COOMBS

P. 122
Sarah COMBS


18 Sep 1814 (Philadelphia MM (Hicksite) PA) Thomas Elwood COMBS, s/o Ezekiel COMBS & Elizabeth SATTERTHWAIT, b 18 Sep 1814, died 3 Aug 1900 md Elizabeth Newell BUTCHER

Henshaw…

Notes: Ezekiel & Elizabeth SHATTERHITE [sic] Combs m 3 Mar 1802, Monmouth Co, NJ. See also 1868 Thomas Elwood COMBS Philadelphia-Burlington Record.


Mar. 2, 1818. John COOMBS, Pri. McLaughlin's 16th, NE 32 2n 1e Delv. to John COOMBS, Philadelphia PA Mar 12, 1818. W # 14007

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Thom Mont from War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois; Indexed by Lowell M. Volkel (1840); Reprint by Heritage House; Thomson Ill. 1977, p. 164)


1820 US Census Index, Philadelphia, PA

Bristol Twp.

P. 022
Benjamin COMBS

Cedar Ward

P. 217
George COMBS

Locust Ward

P. 036
Thomas COMBS

Lower Delaware Ward

P. 252
Eliza COOMBS

Moyamensing Twp

P. 161
Mema COMBS

New Market Ward

P. 265
Dr. COOMBIE [sic]

Southwark Twp.

P. 110
David COMBS

Ward 3

P. 209
John W. COIMBS

P. 223
Joseph COOMBES


4/5/1826 Philadelphia, PA. Born: William COMBS; moved to Vinton Co, OH, in 1831; moved to Richland Co, IL, in 1841

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies. Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p. 735)

Notes: Appears likely the s/o William & Ester S. COMBS of Richland.


Jan. 30, 1828 The Souvenir - Vol. 1 # 31 - p. 247 (Newspaper, Philadelphia Co, PA) Died; On the 16th inst. Mr. Germain COMBS, late apothecary, an old and respectable inhabitant of this city, in the advanced age of 80 years.

(Extracted from US GenWeb Archives, Philadelphia, PA)

Notes: Born ca 1748. Probably the Jerman (a.k.a. German?) Combs of 1800, and possibly the G. COMBES of 1810. Not located in 1820. No more info.


1830 US Census Index, Philadelphia, PA

3rd Ward N. Liberti

Page 047
John K. COMBS

Kensington Twp

Page 248
William COMBS

Phildelphia Dock Ward

Page 131
Thomas COMBS

Phildelphia High Street

Page 047
Henry KOM

Phildelphia New Market

Page 211
John R. COMBS

Phildelphia Walnut Wa

Page 469
William COMBS


1840 US Census Index, Philadelphia, PA

Moyamensing Twp

P. 085
Henry COOMBS

New Market Ward

P. 177
William COMBS

Oxford Twp

P. 152
Martha COMBY

S. Mulberry Ward

P. 070
Benjamin COOMBS

South Ward Cty

P. 011
George W. COMBS

Southwark 1st Ward

P. 025
Rachel COOMBS

Southwark 2nd Ward

P. 051
Benjamin H. COOMBS

Southwark 5th Ward

P. 167
William COUMBS
Rachel COUMBS

P. 178
Adam H. COOMBS

Sprg Garden Dist 2

P. 28
William COMBES

Sprg Garden Dist 4

P. 335
Gilbert COMBS

P. 350
J. R. COOMBS


1850 Philadelphia Co, PA Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Combs)

Roll 813

Philadelphia City, Pine Ward

p. 304

408 Ann COOMBS, 65, F, PA
William, 45, M, PA
Mary, 36, F, PA
Margaret, 19, F, PA
Mary, 16, F, PA
Annie, 11, F, PA
Annie Mc ????(McGARK?), 13, F, PA

Philadelphia City, Spruce Ward

p. 369a

Priscilla COMBS, 35, F, Black, DE (living in household of:)
Joseph FURRAH, 60, M, Black, laborer, birth place not known (and family)

p. 377

Daniel COMBS, 42, M, Black, Waiter, DE
Sarah, 37, F, Black, DE
James, 10, M, Black, PA
Sarah 8/12, F, Black, PA

roll 815

Philadelphia City, South Mulberry Ward

p. 305b

1140 Charles De WARREN, 35, M, merchant, PA
(and family)
Sarah COMBS, 56, Domestic, PA

roll 816

Philadelphia City, Upper Delaware Ward

p. 94

191 Catherine MORGAN, 50, PA
Willet COOMBS, 34, M, clerk, PA

DC: with many others; looks like itís a boarding house, but not identified as one

p. 121

494 Adam ECKERT, 40, M, carpenter, PA
Margaret, 30, F, PA
Elizabeth, 10, F, PA, attended school with yr
John H., 8, M, PA, attended school with in yr
Annia M., 6, F, PA
William Francis, 3, M, PA
Emma, 1, F
Hannah COMBS, 54, PA

p. 123

518 Stephen ABBOTT, 39, M, NJ
(and family and other shoemakers)
Joseph J. COMBS, 37, M, shoemaker, PA

p. 127

540 Graf P. MORSE, 38, carpenter
Benjamin COOMBS, 22, M, machiniat [machinist?], PA

DC: with many others; looks like itís a boarding house, but not identified as one

Philadelphia City, High Street Ward

p. 310

Lydia COMBS, 25, NJ (living in HH of):
Margaret BURR, 67

DC: looks like a Boarding house, but not identified as one

roll 817

Philadelphia City, North Ward

p. 307

William COMBS, 20, (MA?), TN
living in boarding house of
Mary PEARCE, 60, F, PA
Eliza PEARDE, 34, F, PA (and many others)

p. 310b

1100 Anna E. KYLE, 36, F NJ
Margaret COMBS, 40, F, PA

(boarding house)

Philadelphia City New Market Ward

p. 419a

920 John F. COOMBS, 33, M, leather dealer, PA
Angeline COOMBS, 30, F, PA
Francis, 8, M, PA
William, 4, M, PA
John, 3, M, PA
Sarah DUCOING, 70, F, France
George HUGHES, 16, M, Currier, France
Sarah CROSBY, 18, F, Ireland
Thomas COOMBS 1/12, M, PA

Roll 824

Blockley Twp

p. 56

Rachel COOMBS, 26, F, DE, pauper
Elizabeth COOMBS, 9/12, F, b. Philadelphia, pauper

DC: both living in Philadelphia Alms House with many, many women.

roll 818

Spring Garden Ward 2

p. 430b & 431a

Martha COOMBS, 41, F, PA
Charles SAVAGE, 27, M, Clerk, PA
(Alecia?) SAVAGE, 17, F, PA
Cornelius COOMBS, 11, M, PA, attended school in yr.
Edward COOMBS, 7, M, PA

Spring Garden Ward 3

p. 449b

49 Gilbert COMBS, 36, Teacher, NJ
M., 32, F, PA
Robert M., 12, M, PA
Joseph (?), 5, M, PA
Sarah RIDGELY, 19, F, PA
Caroline MARE, 25, F, PA
Penelope SMITH, 35, F, PA

Notes: Gilbert COMBS operated the Combs Conservatory of Music, and was christened 14 Jun 1814, Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ, s/o Robert & Mary COMBS. See the James COMBS Family Archives. This is Gilbert and first wife [Mabell Alcott KING? Source?]. By 1859, he was married to Jane UNKNOWN per her 1863 letter to her brother-in-law, James COMBS, in which she stated “R. Lorton is tall and thin resembles his mother in countenance but is also a Combs in some respects…Joseph K. is in the country about 25 miles from here learning to farm. He is a fine boy, now eighteen years of age and resembles his Father very much. Mary R. is thirteen.” Robert Lorton [sic], Joseph K. and Mary R. (Mary Ranolds) COMBS (born ca 18950?) were her stepchildren, all named in this same letter. Robert Lorton was apparently(?) the Robert M. above.

Spring Garden Ward 6

453 Robert GLASSEY, 24, carpenter (with others)
Charles COMBS, 25, laborer, DE

Spring Garden Ward

p. 510

848 Joseph COOMBS, 24, M, Blacksmith, PA
Elizabeth DABINOT, 22, F, PA

roll 819

Spring Garden Ward 8

p. 27b

226 John R. BRICK, 63, leather merchant, NJ
(and family)
Priscilla COMBS, 34, black, DE

Spring Garden Ward 4

p. 109b

629 Samuel COOMBS, 59, M, Black, Laborer, DE
Eliza, 53, F, Black, DE, cannot read or write
Catherine, 13, F, DE

Spring Garden Ward 3

706 George SMITH, 30, M, cabinetmaker, PA
(and others)
Susan COOMBS, 25, F, PA

film 820

Penn District

p. 177

Robert D. COMBS, 8, PA
(residing at Girardís Coliege (sic) with many other boys)

North Liberties Ward 7

1107 Catharine DOWNING, 46, PA
Mary DOWNING, 80, PA
(others)
Elisabeth COMBS, 75, F, PA

Roll 821

Southwark Ward 2

p. 163b

Elizabeth COMBS, 70, Dressmaker, PA (living in household of:)
Harriet PARDON, 45, F, (Tailoress?) PA
Ann BRICKE, 55, NJ

p. 179

1200 Harriet ALLAN
Abraham COMBS, 27, M, millwright, ME

(boarding house)

Southwark Ward 3

p. 224b

659 William COMBS, 40, black, laborer, DE
Rachel, 38, F, Black, PA
Thomas, 10, M, Black, PA
William, 5, M, Black, PA
Josephine, 2, F, Black, PA
Violet GREG, 60, F, Black DE

p. 228a

707 Richard COMBS, 30, M, Laborer, PA
Anna, 23, F, PA

Roll 822

Southwark Ward 5

p. 400

954 Thedley ROSS, 49, M, NJ
Ruth COOMBS, 87, F, NJ, cannot read or write
Mary COOMBS, 54, F, NJ


02 Mar 1866 (Illinois Land Records) COOMBS, John. Railroad Grundy Co, IL (Residence: Philadelphia)

(Index to Combs &c. Land of Illinois)


02 Jun 1868 -19 Aug 1868 (Philadelphia MM (Hicksite) PA) T. Elwood COMBS received on certificate from Chesterfield MM [Burlington Co, PA] dated 2 June 1868

Henshaw…


1870 Philadelphia Co, PA Census

Philadelphia 2nd Dist - 1st Ward

Philadelphia

p. 83; 15 Jun 1870 by John S. Grahan

119/120 JAMES, Charles 52 MW Oak Cooper MA
—— Phebe 37 FW Keeping House NJ
—— Mary 15 FW at home PA
—— MAggie 13 FW at home PA
—— Lousia 9 FW at home PA
Combs Margaret 73 FW at home NJ
JAMES Thomas 19 MW Painter MA

38 District Philadelphia City

Philadelphia

p. 81; 20th Jun 1870 by Geo. W. Gamble

555/552 Combs, Gilbert 55 FW Teacher 20,000 10,000 NJ
—— Jane 42 FW Keeping house PA
—— Joseph 24 MW Clerk in store PA
—— Mary 19 FW At Home PA
—— Susan 10 FW At School PA (sch)
—— Mary P. 25 FW At Home PA
—— Gilbert 2 6 MW PA
COCHRAN, Stephen 35 MW Grain Merchant PA

55 Dist. City of Phila 18th Ward

p. 5; 3 June 1870 by Robert J. Ritchie

38/40 Leukins Charles 44MW Conveyancer 15,000 6000 PA

p. 6

38/40 Leukins, Maria 43 FW Keeping House - 6000 PA
—— Howard 18 MW Store Clerk PA
—— Charles 16 MW PA (sch)
—— Sarah 6 GW PA
Combs, Margaret 41 FW Domestic Ser NJ

62 District - 20th Ward Phila

Philadelphia

p. 28 6 Jun 1870 by John J. Smith

200/201 Baker Margaret 88 FW Keeping House 2200 400 PA **
—— Catherine 63 FW at home PA
—— Margaret 57 FW At Home PA
Combs, Wm G. 33 MW Clerk Recorder Deed Office NJ
—— Susan 32 FW At Home PA
—— Horace M 6 MW At school PA
—— Theodore C 512 MW PA
STEM Emma 22 FW Sales Lady (dry goods) PA
—— Ida 18 FW At School PA
DEWEES, Zizzie 40 FW FW at home PA

89 Dist

36 Chesnut St.

p. 142; 2 Jul 1870 by S. L. Gibson

500/ 463 Combs, Thos. E. MW Lumber Merchant NJ
—— Eliza 41 FW K H NJ
—— Maggie 19 FW at Home NJ
HINES, Kate 20 FW Dom. Servt Ire **


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