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Augusta County, VA was first established in 1738 (although not officially organized until 1745) from Old Orange Co VA (and unorganized land to the west). That same year, 1738, Frederick Co, VA was also established from Orange (and unorganized land to the west), but likewise not officially organized until 1743. Due to changes* in 1750-1753 in county lines, the northern part of Augusta became part of Frederick Co, VA, and in 1753, Hampshire Co, VA was est. from the western segment of Frederick Co VA. As a result of these changes, some of the early Augusta Co VA records listed below were, by 1753, part of Frederick Co, VA.

Augusta Co, VA with 1895 Counties overlayed

In 1769-1770, Botetourt Co, VA was est. from the southern portion of Augusta County, and in 1772, Fincastle Co, VA was est. from the southern portion of Botetourt. In 1776-7, Fincastle was divided into Kentucky, Montgomery & Washington Counties, and in 1777, Fincastle was abolished (records are in Montgomery). In 1777-8, Greenbriar County was established from Montgomery. Numerous later legal actions, particularly in regard to land disputes, caused records to be on file in Augusta Co VA courts even though the land was no longer in that county. Those records have also been listed and/or cross-filed below.

* In regard to the changes in the county line between Augusta and Frederick Counties: "The true Fairfax Line was run in 1746 and crossed the Shenandoah River several miles south-west of Massanutten. Massanutten was first in Spotsylvania County, then in Orange, then in Augusta, then in Frederick, then in Shenandoah and lastly in Page … In 1753 the line between the Counties of Augusta and Frederick was made identical with the Fairfax Line. In 1738 when the Counties of Augusta and Frederick were established, the dividing line was designated as running from the head-waters of the Hedgeman River to the head-waters of the Potomac. In 1744 an Act was passed, providing that Augusta should pay her share of the cost of running the line between the Counties, and the Act recites the fact that Frederick had employed a surveyor to do the work. It was probably run that year. It has always been supposed and so accepted by historians that the Fairfax line and the line between Augusta and Frederick were identical. While this was true after 1753, before that time the dividing line was evidently further north but not actually run until 1744 … The whole of the Massanutten patent was in Augusta County, apparently, until 1753, when it became a part of Frederick County and wholly in the Northern Neck after that line was definitely established in 1746. The line between the Counties was probably thirty miles north of the Fairfax line from 1746, the date when it was established, until 1753. The Hedgeman River flows from the eastern base of the Blue Ridge about thirty miles north-east of the Conway River and about ten miles north-east of Thornton's Gap … Germantown is located on the Hedgeman River, above the mouth of Thornton's River … The Hedgeman is now [?] the southwest boundary line of Fauquier County, but modern maps do not carry the name. When Hampshire County was established in 1753, the Act provided that that part of Augusta County within the Northern Neck should become a part of Frederick County and that part of Frederick County lying westward of the Great North or Cape Capon Mountain should become Hampshire County. This circumstance proves positively that the Fairfax line was not identical with the line between Augusta and Frederick Counties prior to 1753 (Hening's Statutes, 1736, p. 514; 1738, pp. 79-80; 1744, p. 275; 1753, p. 376.)…"


1745-1748 (Augusta Co Original Petitions and Papers Filed in the County Court. 1745-1748) Undated. "We petitioners, being the frontier inhabitants of this colony, labor under great inconveniences for want of a road being opened from our settlement towards the landing, and there being (as we presume) a sufficient number of inhabitants to open one, we therefore humbly pray that your worship will be graciously pleased to take our case under your serious consideration and grant an order for a road to be opened from Zachariah CALHOUNS, on Reedy Creek, and thence to the Buffalo Lick and from thence the nearest and best way to Woods River, at the upper end of a small island below the mouth of the Little River, and thence towards the forks of Meadow Creek, and thence to the top of the dividing ridge between Woods River and the South Fork of Roanoke, and that John VANCE and Alexander SAYERS be appointed to mark and lay off said road from said CALLHOUNS to Woods River and that John STROUD and James CONLEY mark and lay off from thence to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc. That John McFARLAND and John CROCKETT be appointed overseers to open and clear said road from said CALHOUN'S to Woods River to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc. That John McFARLAND and Joseph CROCKETT be appointed overseers to open and clear said road from said CALHOUN'S to Woods River, with the subscribers and the adjacent inhabitants and that William CRISPE and William PELLEM be appointed overseers from Woods River to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc., and we, your petitioners, shall pray. Hendery BATTAN, Jacob GOLDMAN, Jacob GOLDMAN [sic], Frederick CADOCK [CADDOCK?], John SCOTT, John COMBE, Samuel STONACIE, Robert McFARLAND, John STEAD, Mordecai EARLY, John DOWNING, Charles SINCLER [Sinkler? St. Clair? Sinclair?], William SAYERS, William HAMILTON, Robert V (N)ORRIS, Samuel MONTGOMERY, Andrew LYNAM, James MACEE [McKEE? MACKEY?], James HERIS [HARRIS?], Robert MILLER, John MILLER, Robert ALLCORN, William MILLER, John McFARLAND, Joseph CROCKETT, Val. WILCHER, Humberstone LYON, James MILLER, Stephen LYON, Thomas BARNES, James WILLY, John VANCE, Alexander SAYERS, Jacob CASSALL, John GORMAN. (Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, extracted from the original court records of Augusta County, 1745-1800,; by Lyman Chalkley, Vol. I, GPC, Baltimore, 1974, p. 434, hereinafter Chalkey's Chronicles)

Notes: The above John Combs has not yet been identified, and a Land Study will be necessary to determine the present-day location; however, note that Wood River was later called New River, and that it appears that Reedy Creek may have been Reed Creek of later Montgomery Co, VA (See Alexander SAYERS of that county). See Also Rev. Soldiers of Warren Co, TN re Warren PELHAM. Also note presence of SAYERS. Possible relationship to the early Archdale-Sayer (Sare) Families?


1735/6 Jonas DENTON, John DENTON, and Thomas PALMER (who was styled as being of Maryland) received a Guarantee Bond from Jost HITE, dated 26 March 1735/36 for a 3100 acre tract of land in Augusta Co. on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Apparently they never received the patent because Jost HITE filed a suit in 1749 to protect his interest and those of his partners from Lord Fairfax's claims. Later, patents (see below) were issued, probably as a result of the lawsuit, and they do confirm the purchase of this 3100 acre tract in 1735.

The following is an excerpt submitted by Jane McCann Walsh from "Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia" by Cecil O'Dell who quotes from a lawsuit filed by Jost HITE in 1749 to protect his interest and those of his partners from Lord Fairfax's claims. This lawsuit mentions the names of landholders, including the following in sequence: “…Jonathan DENTON, John DENTON, Caleb ODELL, William WOOD, Francis McFELL, Robert Combs and Job Combs…” (p.22).

Furthermore, Odell writes that Jonas DENTON, John DENTON, and Thomas PALMER “received a Guarantee Bond (dated 26 March 1735/1736) from Jost HITE to furnish a patent from the Governor of Virginia within 21 months.” This was for a 3,100 acre tract on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River predating the creation of Shenandoah County (p. 383-384).

The later patents (1750 & 1751) stated the 3100 acre tract was in Augusta County. Part of Augusta Co. was included in Frederick Co. when it was created; therefore, this land appears to have been in Frederick Co. in a part that later became Shenandoah Co.

What is most interesting here is the lawsuit lists Robert and Job Combs as landholders but no patents have been located for them, and the first record we have for Job Combs is an 1764 Frederick Co., VA. entry. While the DENTONS and a Samuel ODLE are in early Augusta Co., records, the Combs, and other land holders mentioned in the lawsuit are not in Augusta records. Thomas PALMER, when he received his patent, was styled as being of Maryland. Is it possible that the “other landholders” bought or obtained their land from Jost HITE, or PALMER, or the DENTONS? Regardless of how they obtained their land (purchase or otherwise), they are shown as landholders long before they appeared in Virginia records.

The DENTONS, ODELLS, and Combs are found together in Frederick Co. & Shenandoah Co. records and branches of the same families migrated (perhaps together) down into Jefferson Co., TN where they remained closely associated.

20 Oct 1750 Northern Neck Land Grant to Captain John DENTON.
Right Honorable Thomas Lord FAIRFAX grants [417 acres] to Captain John DENTON of Augusta County a certain part or moity of land in 3100 acres..being on the North Forkof River of Shannondoah which he together with John DENTON Senior and Thomas PALMER of Maryland purchased in the year 1735 of Jost HITE as part of his Order of Council … Signed FAIRFAX. (Source: NN Land Grant Book G462/3, original image, VSLA Land Grant Digital Database).

21 May 1751 Northern Neck Land Grant to Thomas PALMER of Maryland.
Right Honorable Thomas Lord FAIRFAX grants [534 acres] to Thomas PALMER of Maryland a certain tract or moity of land in 3100 acres..being on the North Fork of River of the Shannondoah River which he together with John DENTON Senior and John DENTON Junior purchased in 1735 of Jost HITE as part of his Order of Council … beginning at a white oak corner to Benjamin DENTON … Signed FAIRFAX. (Source: NN Land Grant Book G:496/7, original image, VSLA Land Grant Digital Database).

22 May 1751 Northern Neck Land Grant to Thomas PALMER of Maryland
Right Honorable Thomas Lord FAIRFAX grants [500 acres] to Thomas PALMER of Maryland a certain tract or moity of land in 3100 acres..being on the North Fork of River of the Shannondoah River which he together with John DENTON Senior and John DENTON Junior purchased in 1735 of Jost HITE as part of his Order of Council … beginning at a white oak corner to Jonathan DENTON … Signed FAIRFAX. (Source: NN Land Grant Book G:498, original image, VSLA Land Grant Digital Database).

SE Note: Augusta Co. records (per Chalkley's Augusta Chronicles) show that John DENTON, Capt. John DENTON, Benjamin DENTON, Robert DENTON, Samuel DENTON, a Jonas and Jane DENTON, and a Samuel ODEL were inhabitants. See Frederick and Shenandoah Co. records for more information. No Thomas PALMER or Combs appeared in Augusta records; however, Job and Robert Combs, Caleb ODELL, Francis McFALL and William WOOD start appearing in Frederick in the 1760s.


28 May 1751 (Augusta County Court Records, Order Book No. II: 571) 5/28/1751:Road ordered from Caleb JOB'S to James McKAY'S, crossing the river at a place called the Brush Bottom Ford, and so along the river by Henry SPEARS' plantation, and that said SPEARS, with Mason Combs, John SALLERS [Sellers?], Richard SHEITZ, William HURST, William OVERALL, Thomas HUES [HUGHES?], Zachariah McCOY, Torrance CARROLL, Wm. DICKENSON, Steven PHILIPS, Alexr. GUNNOD (?), James McNEAL, John HAWKINS, Benj. GRIDER, Ephraim LEATH, Charles WILLIAMSON, Josiah PARENT, Wm. P?RENT, Thomas PARENT, Edmond BOLLEN [BOLLING?], Adam CONINGHAM [CUNNINGHAM], Francis GRUBBS, keep it in repair.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. 1, p. 44)

Notes: The above was Mason Combs, Sr. of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA. The above land was in that part of Augusta County that was north of the Fairfax Line and by 1753 in Frederick Co VA. Note that this and the later Augusta Co VA road order are the same mentioned in Josiah H. Combs' The Combs Genealogy… as having been a Frederick Co VA court order ( occasioning no end of confusion for researchers seeking what was a non-existant record in Frederick County).

Also Note: Further identification of the area in which Mason Combs resided is provided by an earlier road order mentioning Henry SPEARS:

19 June 1746 (Augusta Co VA Court Minutes) (51) "Henry SPEARS and Mathias SELTZER appointed road overseers over road from Thorn's Gap from South River to county line.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. 1, p. 19)

Question: Could the above Thorn's Gap have been the same as Thornton's Gap mentioned in Fairfax Line dispute? (See also below re Henry SPEARS)

On the same date, the Augusta County Court also issued the following road order:

28 May 1751 (Augusta County Court Records, Order Book No. II (574) "Road ordered from John DAVIS'S mill to WOOD'S New Cleared Gap, and John KING, with Andrew ERWIN, John McGILL, Wm. McGILL, Robert FOWLER, Hugh CAMPBELL, John ERWIN, Edward ERWIN, Robert CARSCADEN, Francis ERWIN, Edward ERWIN, Wm. FRAME, Benj. ERWIN, Charles CAMPBELL, Robert CAMPBELL, Wm. BROWN, Michael DICKEY, Robert BROWN, Henry SMITH, Hugh DIVER, Charles DIVER, David McCUMMINS, John DAVIS, Danl. SMITH, James ANDERSON, John FRANCIS, Wm. ALEXANDER, Robert GAMBLE, Andrew COMBE, James PATTERSON, Francis BROWN, Gabriel PICKENS, keep it in repair."

(Chalkey's Chronicles, p. 44)

Notes: The above Andrew COMBE has not been identified; however, it is possible that he was the same as Andrew McCombs later in Montgomery Co VA. (See Also the Andrew Combs of Loudoun Co VA) Also note the presence of William BROWN above, possibly the same who was father of RW Robert BROWN of Hawkins and Warren Cos TN who sold land to Martin & Sarah Combs Johnson, Sr. in Hawkins Co, TN in 1797.


The following is appears to be a follow-up regarding the road order of 28 May 1751 for Mason Combs, Sr.:

1751-1752 (Augusta Co Original Petitions and Papers Filed in the County Court. 1751-1752) Undated. Petition of inhabitants of the North side of the South River of Shenandore [sic] for a road. About 3 years ago it was ordered to open a road from Caleb JOB'S plantation, which road is not suitable, and prepare a location on North side crossing the river at a place called the Brush Bottom Ford and so along the river to Henry SPEER'S plantation. Prayer for survey: Mason Combs, William HURST, Zachariah MACKAY [McKay? McKee? Mackey?] Stephen PHILLIPS, John HANKINS [sic], Charles THOMPSON, Thomas PARENT, Adam CUNNINGHAM, John SOLLERS, Wm. OVERALL, Terence CORCAL, Alexander GUNNEL, Benjamin GUDEN, Josiah PARENT, Edmon BOLLIN, Thomas GRUBS, Richard SHIRLEY, Thomas HUES [Hughes?] Wm. DICKERSON, Thomas McNEAL, Ephraim LEETH, William PARENT.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. I, p. 438)

Note: See also what is said to have been the same Henry SPEARS in records with Mason Sr.'s daughter, Winnifred Combs Ridge Allen, in Surry Co, NC in the 1780s. He is also said to have come from Maryland (sources unknown). Mason Combs, Sr. is next found in the records of Frederick Co VA. See Also Combs-Shirley in Pendleton SC.


Deed Book No. 3. Page 458

1753 David McComas to Jno Trimble. 1753, power attorney to recover all debts, sell personalty. Teste: Andrew and William Lewis.

Chalkey's Chronicles Submitted by Patience Northern.


Will Book No. 2, page 43

5 Jan 1754 William Burk´s will – Sons, John and William, tract purchased of John and Lewis Neal; son, Thomas, Tract purchased of George Hayl, and entry adjoining called Long Meadow, 400 acres; daughter, Catherine Burk, alias McCommus; daughter, Judea Burk (infant) , tract at mouth of Naked Creek. Judea is to be under care of Mrs Matteson. Thomas is to be under care of Mr. John Matteson. Testator´s (?) Thomas´ (?) interest in estate of David McCommus. Son William to learn trade of blacksmith. Sister Bridget Burk, living out of this Colony. Executors, John Matterson and Gabriel Jones. Teste: Nicholas Null, Thos. Smith, Daniel Remy. Proved, 16th May, 1754, by all witnesses.

McCommus, McComas, McCaumus, Davis:
The above will.

(ibid.)


Will book No. V, Page 265

24 Mar 1755 John (his – mark) Nichel´s will – To wife, Barbara; to elsest son, John; to sons, Joseph and Isaac; to son, Thomas´ to daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, wife Barbara and her brother Andrew McCombe. Teste: Alexander Blair, James Reburn. Proved, 17th August, 1774, by the witnesses. Executors qualify (Barbara´s - mark ) with John Poage, Joseph Reburn.

(ibid.)


Deed book No. 13, Page 457

19 Aug 1767 Thomas ( ) Burk and Clerey ( ) to David McCaumus, 20 lbs. 100 acres on Shanadore, part of 320 acres patented to said Thomas, 17th July, 1763, oak below mouth of Dry Run. Delivered: John Burk, March, 1773.

(ibid.)


Page 443

19 Aug 1767 Same to Francis Kerkley gent., 350 lbs, two tracts, A containing 220 acres on Shanandore, oak by mouth of Dry Run, McCoumus´s corner; B containg (cit) 200 acres adjoining former, deeded to Wm. Burk, 23rd February, 1743. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, 20th March, 1786.

(ibid.)


Deed Book Page 204

20 Jul 1768; Part of 460 acres patented to Andrew McComb.

(ibid.)


1769 - 1799 (Augusta VA Circuit Court Judgments - Causes Ended) John GRAVES of Frederick vs. CALMES - OS38, NS 13. Bill Filed 20 Sep 1794. In 1769 orator leased a tract from Fairfax who directed his surveyor, Wiliam HUFF, to make the survey near Marquis CALMES. HUFF lives in Loudoun. Marquis CALMES died testate, widow Elizabeth, nephew George CALMES. The land was granted by Fairfax to Marquis CALMES' father, grandfather of George. William HOUGH, aged about fifty-six (56) years, deposes in Frederick, 21 Jun 1800. He requested Col. Marquis CALMES in May, 1764 to show the corner. Thomas LLOYD, aged 56, deposes in Frederick, 21 Jun 1800. John GRAVES, Jr., aged abt 33 years, deposes in Frederick, 21 Jun 1800. Capt. Benjamin ASHBY deposes in Frederick 21 May 1799, aged abt 50 years. Thomas LLOYD, Jr. aged about twenty-nine (29), deposes in Frederick, 21 May, 1799. Marquis Combs, aged twenty-seven years (27); Richard JOHNSTON, aged seventy-seven years, deposes in Frederick, 21 May 1799, that he was chain carrier when HOUGH first surveyed.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. II, p. 79)

Notes: Marquis CALMES m Elizabeth, d/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. of Stafford Co VA. In his 1793-4 Frederick Co VA will he named his nephew, Marquis Combs, s/o Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs, later of Clark Co KY.


16 Mar 1771 (Augusta WB4:459) Settlement of Henry COFFMAN'S estate… By bonds of, viz: "James SEARS and Michael THORN, David CRADOCK, Christopher YEASILL and Phillip CRITES, Mary TASHER and Michael THORN, Peter SHOOK and James SEARS, Joseph WILSON, George YEOKIM and Michael THORN, John ROREBOUGH and Martin JOBB, John HIGGINS and Ignetius COOMBS, Danl. McNEIL and John WESTFALL, Michael MOORE and George YEOKIM, John SPELMAN and John ROREBACK, Job WELLTON and Thos. PARSONS, Thos. PARSONS and Robert CUNNINGHAM, Jacob BOGARD and Michael HARNESS, Martin JOBB and Adam RYDEBOUGH, Elizabeth TOSHER and Michael THORN…"

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. III, p. 121)

Notes: Which Ignatius Combs was the above?


21 Nov 1771. (Augusta WB4:468) Recorded. Charles McGEE'S estate… Received, viz: John COONBY'S note. James JERVIS' note, Josiah RAMSEY'S note.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. III, p. 121)

Notes: Probably COONBY, but included here "in case," particularly due to reference to McGEE and JERVIS (See Combs of Surry Co NC)


6 Jun 1774 - undated (Augusta VA, Circuit Court, Causes Ended, STUART vs. DUNCAN. OS192, NS 68) Deed 6 Jun 1774, by Samuel AYRES and wife Rachel, late Rachel MORRISON, and Joseph Higginbotham MORRISON, oldest son and heir at law of Rachel by her first husband, Wm. MORRISON, deceased of Parish and County of Amherst to John DILLARD of same place. Bef his marriage, Samuel by writing dated 14 Nov 1772, executed marriage contract, conveys 250 A on Beaver Cr. in Amherest [Amherst], part of 2,700 A pat. to Wm. CABELL, Jr. Rec. in Amherest, 4 Jul 1774. Will of Samuel AYRES of Amherst. Devisee, William AYRES, son of Thomas AYRES, deceased, and Mary his wife, of Essex County, 30 sh. to keep him from being heir to Samuel. Wife, Rachel: legatees, Eve LACKEY, Joseph Higginbotham MORRISON, Ezra MORRISON, Tizza DAVIS, John LACKEY, son of Eve LACKEY. Dtd 10 Feb 1784, Rec. in Amherest, 3 May 1784. Ansd. by William DUNCAN, son of John DINCAN, deceased. Answrd. by Charles DUNCAN. Orator is Thomas STUART and Terza, his wife, late DAVIS, and formerly Eve Terza MORRISON; John LACKEY only son and heir of Eve LACKEY, deceased, formerly Eve MORRISON, and Ezra MORRISON. Terza, Eve and Ezra were heirs of William MORRISON, deceased, by late Rachel AYRES, formerly Rachel MORRISON; Rachel died in winter of 1808-9 intestate. Samuel and Rachel entered into a marriage contract by which Samuel agreed to convey all his est. to heirs of himself and Rachel, and if they have none, then to the children of MORRISON and Rachel. Samuel and Rachel had no children. Orators claim all Samuel's property in spite of Samuel's will. One tract Samuel deeded to DILLARD, which came by transfers to John DUNCAN, who died intest. and is now held by Sarah or Sally DUNCAN his widow. William and George DUNCAN, Elizabeth GOODE (formerly Elizabeth DUNCAN) and Campbell GOODE, her husband; Claiborne and Charles DUNCAN; Nancy CAMDEN (formerly DUNCAN), wife of Washington CAMDEN; Lavinia SALE (late DUNCAN), wife of William SALE; Wiatt, Elizabeth, Wortley, Polly, John, Spicey and Patsy DUNCAN, who are the children and heirs of John DUNCA (last seven being infants). (Chalkley, II, p. 158)

Jan 1811 (Augusta VA, "Records," Circuit Court Office, p. 572) Bill by Thomas STUART & Terza his wife, late Terza DAVIS, formerly Terza MORRISON; John LACKEY, only son and heir of Eve LACKEY, formerly Eve MORRISON; Ezra MORRISON. Terza, Eve and Ezra were children and heirs of William MORRISON, deceased, by the late Rachel AYRES, formerly Rachel MORRISON, his wife, now deceased, who aft MORRISON'S death, married Samuel AYRES. Rachel died during winter 1808-9 intestate. Samuel and Rachel had a marriage contract dated 14th Nov 1807. Recorded in Amherst, 5 Jul 1773 [sic]. Samuel died 10 Feb 1784. Samuel sold a tract of land which came to possession of John DUNCAN, who is dead, intestate, and his heirs are, viz: Widow, Sally or Sarah; children, William, George, Elizabeth, wife of Campbell GOODE; Claiborne, Charles, Nancy, wife of Washington CAMDEN; lavinia, wife of William SALE; Wiatt, Elizabeth, Westley, Polly, John, Speecey, Patsy (last seven are infants). (p. 578) Saml. AYRES' will dated 10th Feb 1784. Recorded in Amherst, 3rd May 1784. To Wm. AYRES, son and heir of Thomas AYRES, deceased, and Mary, his wife, of Essex County, 30 shillings to cut him off from being heir. Wife, Rachel. Est. to be divided between Eve LACKEY, Higginbottom MORRISON, Ezra MORRISON, Terza DAVIS, John LACKEY, son of Eve. (Chalkley II, 266)

Notes: The above record included herein as Campbell GOODE is said by GOODE researchers (sources unknown) to have been the paternal uncle of Joseph GOODE who m in 1807 in Lincoln Co KY to Nancy Combs, d/o RW John Combs of Shenandoah VA & Lincoln, Perry & Washington Cos, KY. Also m in Lincoln Co KY were Henry DUNCAN to Nancy Combs, d/o William Combs, and See Also Ayers-Combs-Duncan in Surry NC and Combs-Duncan in Greenville SC and the above-noted Washington TN, and Combs-Morrison in Russell Co, VA and Sullivan TN


17 Sep 1775 - 24 Oct 1805 (Augusta VA Circuit Court Judgments - Causes Ended) TRIGG & Wife vs. Reuben SLAUGHTER. - OS357; NS 129 - Bill, 6th Aug, 1808, by Clement TRIGG and his wife Sarah. On 17 Sep 1775 Thomas BULLETT made his will, devising to Sarah, then infant, land on Kenawha [Kanawha]. Orator and oratrix moved to the land and found it claimed by defendant. The remainder of the tract was devised to Cuthbert BULLITT, who is dead. On 24 Oct 1805, Barbara BULLITT and Susannah REDD certified that they believed Sarah TRIGG to be the natural daughter of Col. Thos. BULLITT on Martha BRONSANT. Will of Thomas BULLITT of Fauquier. Brother, Joseph BULLITT; devisee, Sarah BRONAUNT, daughter of Martha BRONAUNT; sister, Seth Combs; legatee, Benj. HARRISON. Ditto Cuthbert Combs. Brother, Cuthbert BULLITT. Dated 17th Sep, 1775. Proved in Fauquier, 23 Feb 1778.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. II, p. 249)

Notes: Seth, Thomas and Cuthbert BULLITT were among the children of Benjamin BULITT & Elizabeth HARRISON Bullitt of Charles Co MD & Fauquier Co VA. Seth BULLITT m John Combs, Sr. of Stafford Co VA and Cuthbert Combs was one of their sons.


Title:Calendar of Virginia State papers and other manuscripts
Authors:Palmer, William Pitt,
City of Publication:Richmond :
Publisher:R.F. Walker,
Date:1893
Page:99-100
HeritageQuest

Wednesday, 28th February, 1776
Williamsburg, February 28, 1776
Present: The same members as yesterday
A Letter wrote to the committee of Augusta county in answer to theirs relative to the station of their regular company, informing them that this comm'ee are well satisfied with the conveniency of the s'd station, and cannon take any order therein.
.......
A warrant to Cuthbert Hubbard for 40s. for house rent.
.......
Same to Rob't Combs £31.0.9 for waggon hire.

Myra Britt


Title:Calendar of Virginia State papers and other manuscripts
Authors:Palmer, William Pitt,
City of Publication:Richmond :
Publisher:R.F. Walker,
Date:1893
Page:130
HeritageQuest

Wednesday, 20th March, 1776
Williamsburg, March 20, 1776
The same members for the preceding day.
A warrant to Capt. Simon Triplett for £30.8.1, balance of his account.............
Same to Robert Combs for £10.4.9 for Do.

Myra Britt


Page 206

9 Sep 1778 Adam ( ) Reaburn, of Monongalia County, to Andrew and William McComb, power of attourney to convey to Robert Mathews

Chalkey's Chronicles Submitted by Patience Northern.


Apr 1779 (Augusta VA County Court Orders) Benj. Combs, recommended Lieutenant, qualified.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. II, pp. 504)

Notes: Lt. Benjamin Combs, h/o Sarah RICHARDSON and s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.


Book V, page 289

24 Mar 1780 John Young´s will – to son, John Young, part of plantation John, Jr., now lives on; to son, William; two above to pay to each of the children 1 lb, viz: James, Robert, Isabel, Margaret, Rebecca, Sarah. Executors, sons John and William. Teste: John Poage, Jr., James and Francis Bell. Proved, 20th May, 1783, by Francis Bell and Jno. Poage, Jr.

Chalkey's Chronicles Submitted by Patience Northern.

Page 287

12 Nov 1780 John Young´s will (Junior), on Middle River – Going an Expedition in Service of my Country which may terminate in death: to wife, Margaret; to brother, William; to Margaret Henderson 20lbs, provided she behave well till free; to brother James Young´s son, Andrew Young; to Robert King and his brother George; to John Stiffey; to Sarah Henderson (on good behavior till married); to brothers, James, Robert, William; to sister Rebeckah´s son, Andrew McComb. Executors, wife and brother, William Young. Teste: Ro. Gamble, Isaac Carson, John Blair. Proved 20th May, 1783, by Gamble and Blair. Executors qualify.

(ibid.)


May 1781 (Augusta VA Circuit Court Judgments - Causes Ended) Combs vs. Combs - OS1; NS 1 - Robert Combs died, May 1781, intestate leaving one son, Job; daughter Martha, wife of Thomas Combs (Martha and Thomas lived in New Jersey). Job qualified Admr. in Shenandoah. Mary [sic] & Thomas had a son, Gilbert. Job has removed to Tennessee & Solomon van METER had effects in his hands.

(Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol. II, p. 57)

Notes: See Job Combs of Jefferson Co TN


Will Book No. 3, Page 56

15 Mar 1788 Andrew McCombe´s will:
To wife, Jane; to son, William; to daughter, Barbara Curry; to daughter, Agness Reburn, Mary Young, Jean Curry, deceased (to her 3 daughters), Sarah Gardner, Martha Dickey; to son-in-law, formerly Robt. Curry, the land Robert lives on that he purchased from testator´s son, William, 130 acres; to Robert Curry´s children that he had by daughter Elizabeth, viz: Andrew, Margaret, Jean, William, Mary, Robert, Elizabeth, Agnes; to all daughters, viz:--. Executors, wife and sons James Young, Robt. Curry. Teste: Samuel McKee, George Glenn, David Gibson. Proved, 17th June, 1788, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, widow refuses to execute by writing 14th April, 1788.

Chalkey's Chronicles Submitted by Patience Northern.


Will book No. VIII, Page 108

Jean McCombe´s estate in account with James Young, executor.

(ibid.)


Page 110

Andrew McComb´s estate in account with James Young and To. Curry, executors.

(ibid.)


1790- 1817 (Augusta Co VA) Zur Combs deposed (1817) in Augusta Co., VA that he had arrived there in 1790 and left in 1800.

(Chalkey's Chronicles)

Notes: The above Zur Combs is believed to be the same who was earlier of Shenandoah Co VA, son of Job Combs and gs/o Robert Combs of the 1781 record above(?).


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