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Brunswick County was established in 1720 from Prince George, Isle of Wight and Surry. Descendant counties include: 1734, Amelia from Brunswick and Prince George. 1746, Lunenburg (> Halifax > Pittsylvania).


1744 Godfrey Ridge (Brunswick Co., VA Wills, p. 98). Inventory of estate of Godfrey RIDGE. Appraised 28 Nov 1744. Signed: Sarah RIDGE, Administratrix of Godfrey RIDGE, William VERDEMAN, John WEBSTER, Charles HILL. Returned to court 7 Mar 1744/5 and ordered recorded.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher George Baumbach from Brunswick County, Virginia Wills, p. 98 In; Brunswick County, Virginia Wills 1739-1750, TLC Genealogy, Miami, Fl, p. 29.)

GB Notes: Godfrey RIDGE was the grandfather of William Ridge, Tory of Surry Co NC who married Winnifred Combs, d/o Mason & Sarah Combs, Sr. The Brunswick Co, VA land of Godfrey was later part of Halifax, then Pittsylvania, apparently on Ridge's Creek, although no other records found for Godfrey. By 1747 (land entry of Obediah WOODSON) creek called Widow Ridge's Creek, presently known as Old Woman's Creek, which flows north into the River Roanoke. (A John WEBSTER and Sarah RIDGE, along with Richard WEBSTER, Edward HERNDON, Jr, Mary BOUCHER, Joyce RIDGE, Edward DICKERSON and William JONES, were witnesses in a Spottsylvania Co, VA court case in 1740 involving Godfrey RIDGE and Benjamin BOUCHER.) See also Pittsylvania Co, VA ca1777 where RW Soldier Thomas Ridge McGEE (a.k.a. Thomas RIDGE), half-brother of William RIDGE who had m Winnifred Combs (d/o Mason Combs, Sr.) declared that he lived with his brother in [Surry] NC prior to the RW, but was residing in Pittsylvania Co VA when he first enlisted in Baltimore Co MD where he was on business. He later returned to Surry Co NC (that part which became Stokes) where he married and lived for several years, then moved to TN ca1793, and in 1823 moved to Humphreys Co TN where in 1820 he is listed on the same census page as a Thomas Combs, and in 1830 there are a number of Combs, including one Labon Combs (See Below) William RIDGE of Surry NC, half-brother of Thomas RIDGE (a.k.a. McGEE), m Winnifred Combs, d/o Mason Combs, Sr. See Also the Estate File of William RIDGE, a Tory (Loyalist) killed in 1780.


6 Aug 1760 - 26 Jan 1761 Brunswick Co, VA Deed Book 6, page 595. Indenture made the 6th day of August, 1760, between John CUMBO and Peter AVENT, for 35 pounds, conveying 238 acres, purchased of Joseph RIGHT and bounded as in Letters of Patent granted to the said Joseph RIGHT dated August 1, 1745. Signed by John CUMBO (his mark). Witnesses were David MASON, Lewis SALLOMON (his mark), Lewis SALLOMAN, Junr. (his mark), and William AVENT. Indenture and Memorandum of Livery of Seizin were proved in Court on January 26, 1761, by the oaths of Lewis SOLOMAN, Lewis SOLOMAN, Jr., and William AVENT.

(Brunswick Co, VA US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions) SW: Combs, WRIGHT.

24 Aug 1761 Brunswick Co, VA Deed Book 6, page 733. Indenture made the 24th day of August, 1761, between William RICHARDSON and Amey, his wife, of Sussex County, parties of the first part, and William AVENT, for 41 pounds, 10 shillings, conveying 377 acres on lines of Nicholas BREWER, George WISE, and William WISE, and being the same land granted to John RICHARDSON, Junr., brother to William RICHARDSON by Letters of Patent dated July 20, 1753, and fell to the said William RICHARDSON by right of inheritance. Signed by William RICHARDSON and Amey RICHARDSON (her mark). Indenture was acknowledged in Court on August 24, 1761, by William RICHARDSON, and Amey, his wife, appeared and relinquished her right of dower. (ibid.)


1820-1850 Brunswick Co, VA Census Index

No Combs (all Cumbo possibly not checked).


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