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Carroll County was established in 1842 from Grayson Co VA (Wythe < Montgomery). Note, however, that (1) in 1806, Grayson also gained land from Patrick Co VA (Henry < Pittsylvania < Halifax < Lunenburg); and (2) that this county is on the long-disputed North Carolina-Virginia state line; thus records of the same families can also be found in North Carolina.

Also Note that Deed Mapping is already in progress for Combs &c. Land in this county.
See also Louise Converse's "Descendants of Zadock Combs of Grayson Co, VA" and the Frederick Harmon Combs manuscript, Chapter XXI of The Combes Genealogy… by Josiah H. Combs. Still to come (in editing room) is Patience Northern's James COOMES Family (See Below)


1842 Carroll Co, VA Tax Lists

Combs, Joseph tithes 1 and 1 horse; tax: .12

(Excerpted from Jeff Weaver's 1842 Carroll Co, VA Tax Lists)


1843 (Carroll Co VA Wills) George AILSWORTH of White Co, TN. Will pro.1843. Names wife, Susanna, and grandson, Alvis A. SWIFT.
(Over the Mountain Men, Anne Lowry Worrell, Carroll (formerly Grayson) Co, VA Will Briefs)


Mar 1846 (Carroll VA Will Bk 1:145-6) pro. Mar 1846. Will of Levi JOHNSON. In the name of God, amen. This sixteenth day of January, One Thousand eight hundred and forty six, I, Levi Johnson of Carroll County, Virginia, being very sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner, as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First of all it is my will that all my just debts should be paid out of my estate.
Second. I give to Charles A. Johnson, my son, a certain parcel of land Beginning, on a black gum running up an old road to the original line thence running up the creek to a large maple tree, thence across through the bottom to the original line.
Third. I also give unto my son, Warner all the lower part of my land, Beginning on White oak, running with the lane to the original line by his paying forty Dollars in good trade to my daughter Edaline.
I also give my son Fontlyroy all my land from Warner's line above, running with the lane to the old line, by his paying forty Dollars to my daughter Jane.
I also give to my son Joseph one hundred and twenty acres patented land lying on the Elk Spur.
It is also my will that after all my just debts is paid out of my pershible property that the residue should be for the sole use and benefit of my wife Elizabeth to use at her will her life time and then if anything left to be equally divided among the rest.
Also I constitute make and appoint my two sons Warner and Fontleroy, my Executors to this my last will and Testament and I do hereby make and disannul all former Testaments and wills by me in any ways made and satisfying and confirming this, and no other, to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and make above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered Levi Johnson (Seal) by the said Johnson in the presents of us the subscribers Irvin Richardson April 1846 William Lewis March 1846 Charles Lewis. Virginia, Carroll County Court March Term 1846
The foregoing writing purported to be the last Will and Testament of Levi Johnson deceased was proved by the oath of William lewis, subscribing willingly thereto and was continued for further proof, and at the April term of said Court 1846 the said will was further proved by the oath of Irvin Richardson another subscribing witness thereto and was ordered to be recorded. Teste William Lindsey, C.C.

(Complete text of the Will of Levi Johnson, Carroll Co, VA Will Book 1, pp. 145/146, Transcribed by Combs Researcher Louise Converse who adds that Charles A. JOHNSON later removed to Russell Co VA).


1850 CENSUS


01 Jan 1852 (Carroll VA Grants 106:733) Joseph Combs. 150 A on waters of Stewart's Creek.
01 Jul 1854 (Carroll VA Grants 109:810) Joseph Combs 8-1/4 A on w fork of Crooked Creek.
01 Nov 1858 (Carroll Co VA Grants 116:607) Joseph Combs 43-1/2 on waters of Stewarts Cr.

(Extracted from VSLA Card Index)

Notes: Carroll Co, VA Researchers seeking to participate in the Combs Research Deed Mapping Project should contact The Combs Research List for further information.


25 Oct 1853 Carroll Co, VA. Born: Richard Stephen Combs. Removed to Crittenden Co, AR with his parents (not named) in 1876.

Note: No Richard or Stephen found in 1860 yet; however, see Richard and Stephen in the 1870 Grayson Co, VA household of Nancy Combs, d/o Joseph and Caroline.


26 Oct 1854(?) Carroll Co, VA. Birth Records. Eliza I?. Combs, d/o S. & Sarah

(1854? Carroll Co, VA Birth Records, GenWeb)


7 Nov 1854(?) Carroll Co, VA. Birth Records. Nancy An Combs, d/o Churchill & Elizabeth (ibid.)


3/1/1855 Carroll Co, VA Married: Zadock(?) Combs and Millie JOHNSON (Source?)

Marriage Certificates, Carroll County, Virginia

Zeddick Combs and Milley Johnson;   01 Mar 1855
   at Carroll County, Virginia.
      Z. Combs: born Carroll Co., Va.; farmer (40)
                son of Wm. and Jane Combs; widower
      M. Johnson: born Carroll Co, Va.; (39)
                  dau of Wm. and Mary Johnson; single
      Both live in Carroll Co., Va.
      Married by Hugh Jones
      Page 40, Line 3 (State Dept. of Health Cert.)
      Book 1 Page 2 Line 3 (County Clerk Register)

Stephen J. Smith Note: On the Certified Copy (issued September 11, 1978) of the document above, Milly's age at DOM was listed as 29 the info above (39) is from the original Index in Carroll County. Milly Combs is listed with Zeddac Combs in "Census, 1860, Carroll Co., VA, Family # 635, Zeddac and Milly Combs" where she is listed as age 45 as well as "Census, 1850, Carroll Co., VA, Family # 402, Johnson, William & Polley, Page 58: Milley, Age 33 f." Her marriage in 1855 would thus place her age as 38-40, matching the Original Index age of 39 (not 29, a typo, in the CC, which I didn't bother to have corrected at the time, since she was not my direct ancestor and I was trying to document Zed's parents with that certificate)


8 Jan 1856 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Mary (fem), cause: unknown, age: 4 years, parents: (??) Combs, informant: father

(Jan 1856 Deaths, Carroll VA GenWeb)


-- Aug 1858 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Riley Jackson (male), cause: scarlet fever, age: 18 years, parents: (??) Combs

-- Aug 1858 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Joseph Washington (male), -- Aug 1858, cause: scarlet fever, age: 1 years 1 months, parents: (??) Combs

(Carroll Co, VA GenWeb, Aug. 1858 Deaths, includes notation that <shgorilley@mailexcite.com> added info that Riley Jackson's parents were: Zedekiah (Zeddoc) & Susannah [PAYNE] Combs; and Joseph Washington's parents were: Zedekiah (Zeddoc) & Matilda (Milly) [JOHNSON] Combs)

Notes: Riley Combs, then age 8 (b ca 1842), on 1850 Surry Co, NC census in HH of Zadock and Susannah PAYNE Combs. Source for second wife? For given name Matilda? For ancestry of Joseph Washington Combs?

Additional Notes provided by Stephen J. Smith
Source for second wife. GGGrandson of Zadok Combs. Note the many variations of the spelling of both Zad/Zed's and Mill(e)y's name in all the following. I am Zed's great-great-grandson from his 3rd marriage (which you do not have yet). Zed married first Susannah Payne in Grayson (later Carroll) County, VA in 13 Apr 1833, lived in Surry Co., NC in 1850, then in Carroll County, VA from circa 1855 (marriage to wife 2, Milley on 01 Mar 1855) to 1868 (based on land records), then is listed in the Wilkes Co., NC Census in 1870 through the 1880 Census. He died between 1884 (Wilkes County Deed) and 1900 (when my great-great-grandmother was listed as widowed in the W.Va. Census).

For given name Matilda?: I can't support or deny that name. All records I have found list her name as Milly, Milley, Millia, Emillah (in same deed as Millia), Millie (in same deed as Millia), the last two deeds being different ones (where her name was spelled 2 ways in each of the two documents, in the Grantor and Signature areas). These names include her marriage certificate, census listing in father's household, census listing in husband's household, and 3 deeds from the 1850's in Carroll County. I don't know if Milley is a nickname for Matilda or not....or whether it should be Emiliah or Emily or some other variation instead of Matilda...but I am more familiar with Matilda being nicked Tilley or Tilda, not Milley, but I just don't know for sure. She signed her name with her mark, so none of the sources is "primary" in showing how SHE spelled it. Note Death Certificates for Riley and Joseph Washington Combs that Zed himself must have called her Matilda, since he was the source for the two certificates and they both list "Matilda" as the mother's name (unless the County Clerk went off on his own little tangent and expanded her name).

  
Riley Jackson Combs; died August 1858
   at Carroll Co., Va.
   born: Carroll Co., Va.; age 18 at death.
         son of Zeddoc and Matilda Combs
   cause of death: scarlet fever
   informant: Zeddoc Combs, father.
   Book 1, Page 5, line 6.

Joseph Washington Combs; died August 1858
   at Carroll Co., Va.
   born: Carroll Co., Va.; age 1 yr., 1 mo. at death.
         son of Zeddoc and Matilda Combs
   cause of death: scarlet fever
   informant: Zeddoc Combs, father.
   Book 1, Page 5, line 7.

For ancestry of Joseph Washington Combs?: Death Certificates for Joseph Washington and Riley Jackson Combs (above). Riley's record is listing his step-mother at the time, since he appears in the 1850 Surry Census as a child of Zedick and Susannah Combs as you noted in your comments on the page. There is no doubt that the two Zeddac/Zedick's were the same, since two of the children are common to both census records in 1850 and 1860 (Rosey age 5, Alexander age 2 in 1850; Lerosy J. age 15 and Alexander M age 11 in 1860). Note also that each Death Certificate lists the parents.


14 Jun 1859 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Hannah (fem), age: 2 months, parents: Churchill & Elizabeth Combs, occupation: infant, informant: Churchill Combs, father

(June 1859 Carroll Co, VA Death Records, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)


16 Dec 1859 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Cortine? (fem), cause: liver complaint, age: 45 years, parents: (??) & Mary WELLS?, pob: Grayson Co, Va, consort: Joseph Combs, informant: J. Combs, husband

(Dec 1859 Carroll Co, VA Death Records, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)

Notes: Caroline, d/o Hiram and Mary WILLS, w/o Joseph Combs.


1860 Carroll Co, VA Mortality Census

Dec 1859 Death: Combs Caroline, 54, f, w, md, b. Va, cause: consumption for 10 years.

Notes: This would be Caroline WELLS/WILLS wife of Joseph Combs and same as Cortine Combs from the Carroll Co., Va. State Death Records who d. 16 Dec. 1859.


1860 CENSUS


15 Nov 1861 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Ellen (fem), cause: measles, age: 4 years, parents: Wm W. &c. Combs, informant: father

(Nov 1862 Carroll Co, VA Death Records, GenWeb)
nb: William N. [sic] and Catherine J.?


5 May 1862 Combs, William, Pvt., Co., C, 24th VA, killed at Williamsburg, VA, b. c1842, son of Newell and Frances.

(From Carroll Co Men Who Died in Civil War. Carroll Co. GenWeb)


8 Mar 1863 Combs, Zaddoc, Pvt., Co. E, 29th VA, died at Petersburg of smallpox.

(From Carroll Co Men Who Died in Civil War. Carroll Co. GenWeb)


30 Oct 1864 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Rosa (fem), cause: flux, age: 2 years 3 months, parents: S. & S. Combs, occupation: ------, informant: S. Combs, father

(Oct. 1864 Carroll Co, VA Death Records, GenWeb)


18 Sep 1867 Carroll Co, VA Married: Stephen C. Combs & Amanda PAYNE

(Combs Researcher Louise Converse)

Notes: Stephen not found on 1860 Carroll Co, VA Census.


1870 CENSUS


24 Feb 1872 Carroll Co, VA Death Records. Combs, Mary Jane (fem), 24 Feb 1872, cause: not known, age: 1 days, parents: Reuben & Amanda Combs, consort: unmarried, informant: Reuben Combs, father.

(Carroll Co, VA GenWeb, Feb 1872 Deaths)

Notes: Possibly Reuben Combs, s/o Churchill and Elizabeth BRANSCOM Combs, but who was Amanda? He is missing from the 1870.


20 Sep 1872 Carroll Co, VA Death Records. Combs, William (male), cause: old age, age: 100 years, parents: not given, pob: Grayson Co, Va, occupation: farmer, consort: Jane Combs, informant: Adeline Combs, (??).

(ibid.)

Notes: The age appears to be exaggerated (see also 1870 and 1880 census) Was the informant, Adeline HYATT, w/o Thomas Combs?


18 Dec 1872 Carroll Co, VA Death Records. Combs, Anna A. (fem), cause: hives, age: 5 years, parents: John C. & Christina Combs, informant: John C. Combs, head of house.

(ibid.)

Notes: John C., s/o Joseph and Caroline WILLS Combs. Missing from 1870


19 Nov 1876 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, not named (fem), cause: not known, age: 1 months, parents: Edmond & Letha Bell Combs, consort: unmarried, informant: Edmond Combs, father.

(1876 Deaths, Carroll VA GenWeb)


1 Jul 1879 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, not named (male), 1 Jul 1879, cause: hives, age: 2 months 16 days, parents: R.F. & Milly A. Combs, consort: single, informant: R.F. Combs, father.

(1879 Carroll VA Deaths, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)

15 Jul 1879 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Combs, Milly Ann (fem), cause: consumption, age: 36 years, parents: Rebecca LARGIN, consort: married, informant: Freil Combs, husband.

(ibid)

Notes: Richard Freil Combs, s/o Newell & Francis BEAMER(?) Combs? Missing in 1870.

10 Dec 1879 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. HAYNES, Matilda (fem), 10 Dec 1879, cause: (illegible), age: 37 years 4 months 3 days, parents: Wm & Jane Combs, occupation: farmer, consort: Archiblad HAYNES, informant: Arch HAYNES, husband.

(ibid)


1880 CENSUS


5 Oct 1880 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Thomas, Elizabeth (fem), 5 Oct 1880, cause: consumption, age: 48 years 6 months 18 days, parents: Wm & (??) Combs, occupation: farmer, consort: Wm H. Thomas, informant: (illegible), (illegible)

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1880, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)

1 Apr 1882 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Monroe T. (male), 1 Apr 1882, cause: shot, age: 12 years, parents: St Clair & Sarah Combs, consort: unmarried, informant: St Clair Combs, father

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1882, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)

20 Apr 1882 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Allen, Nancy (fem), 20 Apr 1882, cause: wound direah, age: 55 years 3 months, parents: Wm & Jenny Combs, occupation: farmer, consort: Jeremiah Allen, informant: J. Allen, husband

(ibid.)

23 Jun 1884 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Browder, Rosa J. (fem), 23 Jun 1884, cause: bronchitus, age: 42 years 3 months, parents: Zedoch & Susan COMBS, occupation: farmer, consort: Robert C. Browder, informant: R.C. Browder, husband

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1884, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)

30 Jun 1884 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Lou Ellen (male), 30 Jun 1884, cause: brain fever, age: 1 years 11 months 4 days, parents: Noah & Martha A. Combs, occupation: farmer, consort: unmarried, informant: Noah Combs, father

(ibid.)

24 Jun 1885 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Wilbur H. (male), 24 Jun 1885, cause: flux, age: 1 years 9 months 19 days, parents: Noah & Martha Combs, occupation: farmer, consort: unmarried, informant: Noah Combs, father

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1885, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)

28 Nov 1885 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Nancy A. (fem), 28 Nov 1885, cause: diptheria, age: 7 years 7 months, parents: Enos & Malissa Combs, occupation: farmer, consort: unmarried, informant: Enos Combs, father

(ibid.)

8 Jan 1886 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Margaret L.N. (fem), 8 Jan 1886, cause: diptheria, age: 15 years, parents: Noah J. & Julia E. Combs, informant: father

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1886, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)

12 Feb 1886 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Charles A. (male), 12 Feb 1886, cause: diptheria, age: 17 years, parents: Noah J. & Julia E. Combs, informant: father

(ibid.)


Chataigne's Virginia Gazetteer and Classified
Business Directory 1888-1889 for Carroll County

Saddle and Harnessmakers

Combs, H. - Lomond

Principal Farmers

Cabell - Thomas Combs
Cold Spring - St.Clair Combs
Gladesboro - N. J. Combs

(Excerpted from Jeff Weaver's New River Notes)


21 Jun 1891 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Wiatt S. (male), 21 Jun 1891, cause: flux, age: 1 years 11 months, parents: Reuben Lucy A. Combs, informant: Ruben Combs, father

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1891, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)


11 Oct 1891 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Barnett (male), 11 Oct 1891, cause: croup, age: 11 months, parents: Noah & Martha A. Combs, consort: unmarried, informant: Noah Combs, father

(ibid)


29 Oct 1891 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Lucy A. (fem), 29 Oct 1891, cause: consumption, age: 35 years, parents: Clark H. & Sabrina (??), pob: Grayson Co, Va, consort: married, informant: Ruben Combs, husband [This is Lucy A. (South) Combs]

(ibid)


25 Dec 1893 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. Leftwitch, Laura T. (fem), 25 Dec 1893, cause: not known, age: 25 years, parents: St. Clair & Sarah Combs, consort: Riley M. Leftwitch, informant: Riley M. Leftwitch, husband

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1893, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)


-- Aug 1896 Carroll Co, VA Deaths. COMBS, Levi C. (male), -- Aug 1896, cause: shot by Thos Webb, parents: Newell & Frances Combs, informant: Victor C. Webb, nephew

(Carroll Co. Deaths 1896, Carroll Co, VA GenWeb)


1900 Carroll Co, VA Census

Fancy Gap District

ED: 1; SD: 5

p. 1A; 1 Jun 1900

4/4 Hawks Carlson Head WM Mar 1828 72 M49 VA VA VA Farmer
Amanda Wife WF Dept 1832 67 M49 8/4 VA VA VA
Combs, S.C. Boarder WM May 1879 29 S VA VA VA

p. 1B

15/16 Combs, Rueben Head WM Feb 1844 56 M4 VA VA VA Farmer
Nancy L. Wife WF 1878 22 M4 2/2 VA VA VA
Melissa C. Daughter WF Mar 1878 21 S VA VA VA Farm Laborer
William T. Son WM Sep 1881 18 S VA VA VA
Barnett Son WM Jan 1896 4 S VA VA VA
Malinda M. Daughter WF May 1898 2 S VA VA VA

Note: Reuben Combs, s/o Churchill and Elizabeth BRANSCOM Combs, and second wife Nancy L. (Unknown), first wife Lucy Amanda SOUTH died 29 Oct 1891.

p. 3A; 4 Jun 1900

41/43 Combs, Enos Head WM Feb 1854 46 M24 VA VA VA Farmer
Malinda Wife WF Feb 1849 51 M24 9/8 VA VA VA
Mary A. Daughter WF Aug 1871* 18 S VA VA VA
Golly T. Son WM Oct 1883 16 VA VA VA Farm Laboer
Emily R. Daughter WF May 1886 14 VA VA VA
Eli D. Son WM Feb 1888 12 S VA VA VA Farm Laborer
Emit W. Son WM Oct 1890 9 S VA VA VA
Elis P. Son WM Oct 1890 9 S VA VA VA
John R. Son WM Sep 1893 6 S VA VA VA

Note: Enos Combs, s/o Thomas Combs (in Carroll County Poor House below) married Malinda HAWKS. * Mary's Birth Year mis-stated in census (transcribed as is) must be 1881 not 1871.

45/47 Combs, John Head WM Sep 1875 24 S VA VA VA Farmer

Note: Possibly John A. Combs, s/o William Noah and Catherine J. EDWARDS age 4 in 1880 Census.

46/48 Combs, J. N. Head WM Aug 1865 34 M0 VA VA VA Farmer
Combs, R. T. Wife WF Apr 1875 25 M0 1/1 VA VA VA
Combs, Troy Son WM Jun 1870 14 S VA VA VA

Note: Possibly Joseph N. Combs, s/o William Noah and Catherine J. EDWARDS age 12 in 1880 Census.

47/49 Combs J. A. Head WM Jun 1870 29 M5 VA VA VA Farmer
Evaline wife WF Apr 1874 27 M5 2/2 VA VA VA
Dauphis Son WM May 1896 4 S VA VA VA
Dempse Son WM Dec 1897 2 S VA VA VA

Note: Possibly Jesse A. Combs, s/o William Noah and Catherine J. EDWARDS age 10 in 1880 Census.

p. 3B

49/51 COKE, D. Robt Head WM Oct 1855 44 M21 VA VA VA Farmer
Amelia wife WF Nov 1864 35 M21 8/6 VA VA VA
Mary E. Daught WF Aug 1880 19 S VA VA VA
Edward C. Son WM Apr 1882 19 S VA VA VA
Lilly B. Daught WF Mar 1885 15 S VA VA VA
Lieu A. Daught WF May 1888 12 S VA VA VA
Floyd L. Son WM Jun 1895 4 S VA VA VA
Jesse L. Son WM Oct 1897 2 S VA VA VA

Note: Amelia Combs, d/o Churchill and Elizabeth BRANSCOM Combs.

51/53 Combs W. N. Head WM Apr 1836 64 M45 VA VA VA Farm Labor
Catharine Wife WF Feb 1836 64 M45 1/1 VA VA VA
Moss Daughter WF Jul 1860 38 S VA VA VA

Note: William Noah Combs, s/o Zedekiah & Susannah PAYNE Combs and Catherine J. Edwards, d/o John EDWARDS and Roan KING.

p. 5A; 6 Jun 1900

84/86 EDWARDS William P. Head WM May 1829 71 M48 VA VA VA Framer
Rachael Wife WF Feb 1831 69 M48 11/6 VA VA VA
Alverta Daughter WF May 1866 34 S VA VA VA
Sarah A. Daughter WF Apr 1872 28 S VA VA VA
William J. Son WM Apr 1878 22 S VA VA VA Farm Laborer
Dallie G. Daug WF Dec 1891 8 S VA VA VA
Combs, Fred Servant WM Dec 1891 8 S VA VA VA

p. 5B; 7 Jun 1900

94/96 Combs, Noah Head WM Jul 1857 42 M18 VA VA VA
Martha A WF May 1862 38 M18 10/7 NC NC NC
Flora Daughter WF Aug 1885 14 S VA VA NC
Freal Son WM Mar 1887 13 S VA VA NC
Orval Son WM Mar 1888 11 S VA VA NC
Catharine Daughter WF Sep 1892 7 SVA VA NC
Sarah J Daughter WF Sep 1894 4 VA VA NC
Etta Daughter WF Aug 1897 2 S VA VA NC
Bessie S Daughter WF May 1898 1 VA VA NC
EDWARDS Mary A. Aunt WF Apr 1835 65 S VA VA VA

Note: Noah Combs s/o William Noah and Catherine J. EDWARDS (sister of Mary A. and William P. EDWARDS [84/86]) Combs (51/53 above); Noah married Martha Ann Cagle 17 Oct 1881

p. 24A; 25 Jun 1900

449/453 Combs, Hiram W. Head Sep 1832 67 M39 VA VA VA Farmer
Fanny E. Wife WF Mar 1843 57 M39 1/1 VA VA VA
Lucinda Daughter WF Mar 1863 37 S VA VA VA

p. 24B

Combs, Violet GDaugh WF Nov 1887 12 S VA VA VA
Clellia GDaugh WF Jan 1889 11 S VA VA VA
David E. GSon WM Dec 1899 512 S VA VA VA

Note: Hiram Wesley Combs, s/o Joseph & Caroline WILLS Combs.

p. 28B; 28 Jun 1900

527/531 Combs, John C. Head WM May 1838 61 M38 VA VA VA Farmer
Christina Wife WF May 1844 56 M38 5/4 VA VA VA
LYONS India L. Daughter WF May 1879 21 M0 0/0 VA VA VA
Austen Son in Law WM May 1882 18 M0 VA VA VA Farmer

Note: John Cannady Combs, s/o Joseph & Caroline WILLS Combs married Christianna Matilda DAVIS.

528/532 Combs, Ambrus E Head WM Apr1876 24 M2 VA VA VA Farmer
Ida M Wife WF Jul 1880 19 M2 1/1 VA VA VA
Chad H Son WM Nov 1898 1 S VA VA VA

Note: Ambrose E. Combs, s/o John Cannady & Christianna Matilda DAVIS Combs married Ida Amburn.

531/535 Combs, James A. Head Dec 1869 30 M10 VA VA VA
Lieuisa E. Wife WF Apr 1875 25 M10 6/5 VA VA VA
Pearly L Son WM Dec 1893 7 S VA VA VA
Caina L. Daughter WF Jun 1894 5 S VA VA VA
Panca F. Son WM May 1896 4 S VA VA VA
Stella A. Daughter Oct 1897 2 S WF VA VA VA
Oler L. Daughter WF Sep 1899 412 S VA VA VA

Note: James A. Combs, s/o John Cannady & Christianna Matilda DAVIS Combs married Louise Burton.

Laurel Fork District

1/1 Combs, Noah head WM Apr 1844 56 M52 VA VA VA Farmer
Judea E. Wife WF Dec 1855 64 M32 6/2 VA VA VA

Note: Noah J. Combs, s/o Newell D. & Francis BEAMER Combs married Judea Emeline PENDLETON, 17 Oct 1867 in Carroll CO, VA

ED: 3;

p. 2B; 4 Jun 1900

36/36 Combs, Ellen Head WF Aug 1854 45 Wd 3/2 VA VA VA Conducting Farm
Mark H. Son WM Apr 1881 19 S VA VA VA Farmer
Luke H. Son WM Oct 1882 17 S VA VA VA Farmer

p. 5B; 9 Jun 1900

91/93 NESTER Andrew Head WM Jun 1850 49 M28 VA VA VA Farmer
Nancy S. Wife WF Dec 1855 44 M28 11/10 VA NC VA
Lee Son WM Aug 1875 24 VA VA VA Farmer
Alice Daughter WF May 1878 22 VA VA VA
Monroe Son WM Dec 1880 19 VA VA VA
Albert Son WM Aug 1883 16 VA VA VA
Harvy H. Son WM Sep 1886 13 VA VA VA
Mary A. Daughter WF Sep 1889 11 VA VA VA
Walter W. Son WM Mar 1892 8 VA VA VA
Johnnie C. Son WM Nov 1895 4 VA VA VA
Dewey S. Son WM Oct 1898 1 VA VA VA

p. 6A

Combs, Francis Board WF May 1810 90 Wd 6/4 VA VA VA Boarder

Note: Francis BEAMER Combs, widow of Newell D. Combs, s/o William M. & Jane CARTER Combs

Pine Creek District

ED: 4;

p. 5A; 8 Jun 1900

75/77 Combs, William Head WM Nov 1862 37 M11 NC NC NC Farmer
Palinstin Wife WF Jul 1867 32 M11 2/2 VA VA VA
Primm, James E. Step Son WM Mar 1886 14 S VA VA VA Farm Laborer
William L. Son WM Jul 1890 9 S VA NC VA

76/78 Combs, Susan Head WF Aug 1832 67 M40 6/4 NC VA VA
Laura A. Daughter WF Aug 1867 32 S NC NC VA

Pipers Gap District

ED: 6;

p. 6A; 7-8 Jun 1900

99/99 Combs Churchel Head WM Nov 1820 79 Wd VA NC VA Hiouse Carpenter
Nancy A. Daughter WF Nov 1853 48 S VA VA VA

Note: Churchill Combs, s/o William M. & Jane CARTER Combs.

p. 6B; 8 Jun 1900

104/104 Combs, Edmond Head WM Oct 1853 46 M25 VA VA VA Farmer
Leathy B. Wife WF MAy 1859 41 M25 8/7 NC VA NC
Thomas Son WM Oct 1879 20 S VA VA NC
Phoebe Daughter WF Dec 1887 16 S VA VA NC
Elliot Son WM Mar 1886 14 S VA VA NC
Jane Daughter WF May 1887 13 S VA VA NC
Roena M Daughter WF Jun 1889 10 S VA VA NC

Note: Edmund H. Combs, s/o Churchill and Elizabeth BRANSCOM Combs married Letha B. COMBS

107/107 Combs, Houston Head WM Dec 1850 49 M27 VA VA VA Farmer
Lula Wife WF Oct 1855 44 M27 4/4 VA NC NC
Della D. daughter WF Dec 1878 21 S VA VA VA
Sandy M. Son WM Nov 1882 17 S VA VA VA

Note: Hiram Houston Combs, s/o St.Clair M & Sarah (Kearney) Combs and wife Lula BOWERS

108/108 Combs, Ellis M. Head WM Sep 1869 30 M7 VA NC VA farmer
Caroline M. wife WF May 1858 42 m7 3/3 VA NC NC
Clyde R. Son WM Jun 1894 5 S VA VA VA
Rachel H. Daughter WF Feb 1896 4 S VA VA VA
Troy W. Son WM Feb 1899 1 S VA VA VA

Note: Ellis M. Combs, s/o Reuben & Lucy Amanda SOUTH Combs. Reuben and 2nd wife above in Fancy Gap HH 15/16

p. 15A; 22-25 Jun 1900

257/257 Carroll County Poor House
Combs, Thomas WM Feb 1824 76 Wd VA VA VA

Note: Thomas Combs, s/o William M. & Jane CARTER Combs.

p. 17A; 27 Jun 1900

288/288 Combs, Joseph G Head April 1875 28 M8 VA VA VA farmer
Sarah F. Wife WF Feb 1876 24 M8 4/4 VA VA VA
Roberta L. Daughter WF Oct 1893 6 S VA VA VA
Freddie L. Son WM Nov 1894 5 S VA VA VA
Sarah E. Daughter WF Feb 1898 2 S VA VA VA
Lura J. Daughter WF Feb 1900 412 VA VA VA

Note: Joseph Gilbert Combs, s/o St.Clair M & Sarah (Kearney) Combs, wife Sarah Florence STONEMAN.

ED: 7

p. 15A

278/283 Combs, Fielden Head WM Jul 1872 27 M4 VA VA VA farming
Linnie Wife WF Mar 1878 22 M4 2/1 VA VA VA
Mamie A. Daughter WF Jul 1899 1012 VA VA VA
St.Clair M Father WM Jul 1829 70 M51 VA VA VA

p. 15B (con't)

Combs, Serah Mother WF Jan 1831 69 M51 11/6 NC NC NC

Note: Fielden Cornelius Combs, s/o St.Clair M & Sarah (Kearney) Combs and wife Lina JENNINGS.

279/284 Combs, Isaac Head WM Jun 1857 42 M22 VA VA VA
Combs, Malinda Wife WF Sep 1854 45 M22 8/8 VA VA VA
Steven C. Son WM Jan 1879 21 S VA VA VA
Nancy E. Daughter WF Jan 1883 17 S VA VA VA
Johnnie W. Son WM Apr 1885 15 S VA VA VA
Floyd J Son WM Oct 1887 12 S VA VA VA
Julia A. Daughter WF Aug 1890 9 S VA VA VA
Elbert E Son WM Mar 1893 7 S VA VA VA
Charlie F. Son Sep 1896 3 S WM VA VA VA

Note: Isaac Wesley Combs, s/o Nancy Combs married Malinda LUNDY 21 Mar 1878.

Sulphur Springs District

ED: 8

p. 16A; 26 Jun 1900

294/294 Combs, Ellis C. Head WM Nov 1873 26 M5 VA VA VA Carpenter
Ida Wife WF May 1872 28 M5 3/3 VA VA VA
Virgie B. Daughter WF Sep 1896 3 S VA VA VA
Allie C. Daughter WF Jul 1897 2 S VA VA VA
Gwynn C. Daughter WF Jul 1899 1S VA VA VA

Hillsville Town; ED: 9

p. 25B; 6 Jul 1900

433/446 Combs, Alexander Prisoner WM Mar 1831 69 M45 NC NC NC

Note: Carroll County Jail; Household of Thomas FARMER (Jailer & Depty Sheriff). Possibly s/o William M. & Jane CARTER Combs.


Carroll Co, VA Cemetery Enumerations

M G COOMES, 12 Dec 1882-17 May 1925 and Dollie COOMES Farmer, 1895-1965.

(Extracted by Coomes Researcher Patience Northern from Carroll Co VA Cemetery Book who adds that this does not include listings for Combs (& other spellings))
See Also below for more re James T. COOMES Family


A Mystery COOMES in Carroll Co, VA - a relative late-comer - was James T.(Tucker) COOMES about whom there is a long-standing oral family history passed down through several lines (with minor variations) as follows:

“James T. COOMES was born in Baltimore, Md. 1816-17 of English parents. His father was captain of a ship flying the Union Jack. Our cousin tells of her grandfather, William Henry COOMES being named for his grandfather. That gives us a name - William COOMES. However, she also tells us that there was a mariner in 1774 who brought people to Va. NC. area from Scotland and Ireland named William BUDDICombs on the Ship Molly. There is the possibility that he dropped the first part of his name and used the name Combs.”

Note: Much more on this COOMES [sic] family still to be added! (Report coming shortly)


Carroll County Obituaries

pg 30

Pipers Gap Dist. 1916

Jasper Allen m w m
b 29 Nov 1858 d 18 Mar 1916
age 52 y 4 m 19 d
c/d shot in head/homicide
F. Jeramith Allen
M. Sarah Combs pb VA
inf. Barnette M. Allen
Bur: his home - Galax


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