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Botetourt County, VA was established in 1769-70 from Old Augusta. In 1772, Fincastle was established from Botetourt, and in 1776-7, Montgomery, Washington and the now-state of Kentucky were created from Old Fincastle (records held by Montgomery). In 1789-90, Wythe was created from Montgomery, and in 1792-3, Grayson was created from Wythe. In 1799-1800, Tazewell was created from Russell and Wythe, and in 1806 Grayson gained from Patrick (that part now-in Carroll Co).

Note: Additional records still to be entered here!


1770 Botetourt Co VA. Delinquent Tax List. Francis Combs. (Bundle, not by district. Extracted by the late Merry Stacy, provided by Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews; can also be found in the "Virginia Genealogist" Vol 10, page 55)

Note: The above Francis Combs has not been identified - not surprising given that Botetourt Co in 1770 comprised most of Western Virginia, Kentucky, now-West Virginia; in fact, to the Pacific Ocean. Question: Could he have been Francis & Charity WOOD Combs of Surry NC who removed to that county between 1768 and 1771?


1794 Botetourt Co, VA Tax Lists

No Combs


1812-13 Gilbert & Christianna DENTON Combs came to Botetourt from Culpeper Co VA (earlier in Monmouth Co, NJ, then Shenandoah Co, VA).

Note: Except where otherwise stated, the following Botetourt Co, VA marriages are the children of Gilbert & Christianna DENTON Combs.


23 Dec 1813 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Aquilla COMBY [sic] & Elizabeth RIDDLE (Researchers Mary A. Sampson, Darlene Gleason)

Notes: Aquilla, b 6 Mar 1791, Shenandoah Co, VA (RW Pension File) appears on the 1830 Hardeman Co TN Census.


03 Apr 1814 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Phebe Combs & Joseph GROVES

(Marriage CD - Source Records Needed)

03 Apr 1814 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Phebe Combs & William GREENWOOD

(Marriage CD - Source Records Needed)

03 April 1815 Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Records. Joseph GROVES & Phebe Combs

(Extracted from Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx [sic], Ancestry On-Line (http://www.ancestry.com/)

06 Apr 1816 Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Records Joseph GROVES and Phebe Combs

(Combs Researchers Mary A. Sampson, Darlene Gleason)

Notes: It's highly doubtful that Phoebe m two men on the same date. Botetourt Co VA marriage records need to be viewed although last record most likely accurate? According to Mary A. Sampson & Darlene Gleason, Phebe Combs, b 8 Feb 1789, Shenandoah Co, VA, d/o RW Gilbert Combs.


26 Oct 1815 Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Records. Nancy Combs & John MCCRARY (McCRERY) (Researchers Mary A. Sampson, Darlene Gleason) SW: McCREARY. Marriage CD shows as 20 Oct 1815 (may be bond vs. marriage return).

Notes: Nancy, born 26 Apr 1793, Culpeper Co, VA (RW Pension File).


09 April 1816 Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Records. Joseph D. GROVES & Martha Combs

(Extracted from Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx [sic], Ancestry On-Line (http://www.ancestry.com/)

11 Apr 1816 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Martha Combs & Jacob D. GROVES

(Botetourt Marriage Records, Researchers Mary A. Sampson, Darlene Gleason)

Notes: This marriage not found on marriage CD. According to Researcher Mary A. Sampson, it was possibly her second marriage (If so, who was she, if neè Combs?). Martha Combs & Jacob D. GROVES, b 1 Jan 1784, Shenandoah Co, VA; d 30 Jun 1824. (RW Pension Application; and ?)


04 Sep 1817 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Margaret Combs & Pearson PALMER

(Marriage CD - Source Records Needed)

11 Sep 1817 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Margaret Combs & Pearson PALMER

(Researchers Mary A. Sampson & Darlene Gleason)

04 October 1817 Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Records. Palmer PEARSON & Margaret Combs

(Extracted from Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx [sic], Ancestry On-Line (http://www.ancestry.com/)

Notes: Margaret, b 30 Apr 1786, Shenandoah Co, VA (RW Pension File); died 14 Nov 1854, buried McNairy Co, TN (Researchers Mary A. Sampson & Darlene Gleason)


12 Oct 1818 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Elizabeth Combs & Achellus D. MINORE

(Marriage CD - Source Records Needed)

Notes: Identity? Could MINORE be a.k.a. MINOR? A second (also unreliable) source lists the groom as Achelles D. MENOU [sic].


29 Jan 1819 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) Patsy Combs & Henry KELLEY

(Marriage CD - Source Records Needed) Another source spells KELLY.

29 Jan 1819 Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Records. Henry KELLY & Polly [sic] Combs

Notes: Identity? Polly or Patsy? Patsy often a nickname for Martha. If so, "how do we know" that Patsy wasn't the d/o RW Gilbert as vs. Martha of 1816 (who had no daughter named Polly per his pension file).


16 Dec 1822 (Botetourt Co VA Marriage Records) John Combs & Susan ETTER

(Extracted from "Early Marriages, Wills, and Some Revolutionary War Records of Botetourt County, Virginia" compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, 1985, by S.C. Hefner)

Notes: John, b 26 Apr 1798, Culpeper Co, VA (RW Pension), and Susannah [sic] are on the 1850 McNairy Co, TN Census.


29 Nov 1825 Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Records. George G. ADAMS & Priscilla Combs

(Extracted from Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx [sic], Ancestry On-Line (http://www.ancestry.com/)

Notes: Not identified. Not included in any marriage CD'S. RW Gilbert Combs had no daughter named Priscilla.


1830 Botetourt Co, VA Census Index

P. 269
Gilbert Combs [census record still needed]


1830 Gilbert & Christianna DENTON Combs left Botetourt, removing first to Hawkins Co TN, then to McNairy Co TN in 1832.


1840 Botetourt Co, VA Census Index

No Combs?


1850 Botetourt Co, VA Census Index

Western District

p. 140
Sarah J. Combs


1850 Botetourt Co, VA Census

USGenWeb Census Project

1370/1370

NICHOLS Robt 30 M M Barber 150 VA
Elizabeth 28 F M VA Ann V. 10 F M VA
Charles E. 9 M M VA
Maria C. 6 F B VA
Mancun W. 3 M B VA

Combs Sarah I. 18 F M VA


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