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Charlotte County was established from Lunenburg Co VA in 1764, with Prince Edward to the northeast, Lunenburg to the east, Mecklenburg to the southeast, Halifax to the southwest, and Bedford (part later Campbell) to the west. Combs records for Charlotte Co VA are so few as to be almost non-existant; however, as is noted below, it may be that their land was actually in Lunenburg, not Charlotte Co, VA. We know of at least one Combs, RW Soldier William Combs, who came to Charlotte Co VA from Wilkes Co, NC (See Below); and it appears there may have been possible connections in Charlotte to CALLICOATS (& VAUGHANS?), CARLTON/CHARLTONS, COOKS and NANCES. Research of this county, however, is still in early stages, and much further information is still needed.

See also the new Combs Research Report for John Combs of Amelia Co, VA.


No Combs Land has been located in Charlotte Co VA as yet; however, it appears that there either was land, or that it was on a county line, based on the following deed:


6 July 1767 (CharCo. COB2:14). On motion of George Combs a Witness for our Sovereign Lord, the King in his suit against Thomas SMITH it is ordered that William THOMASON the Prosecutor pay him for one day attendance according to law. On motion of John Combs a Witness for our Sovereign Lord, the King in his suit against Thomas SMITH it is ordered that William THOMASON the Prosecutor pay him for one day attendance according to law. On motion of Judith Combs a Witness for our Sovereign Lord, the King in his suit against Thomas Smith it is ordered that William THOMASON the Prosecutor pay him for one day attendance according to law.(Charlotte Co., Va. Court Order Books 1 & 2, 1767-1771, FHC Microfilm of originals. Submitted by Sue Elfving.)

Notes: It is not known who Judith Combs was, but George and Phoebe Combs had a daughter Judith who signed her own consent when she married Jesse DODSON in Halifax Co. on 19 Mar 1793 (Halifax Co VA Marriage Records). This Judith is likely an older Judith, perhaps a sister or sister-in-law. Old John Combs of Amelia was deceased by 1762. This John Combs could be a son of Old John or a son of George and Phoebe.


Aug. 6, 1770 (Charlotte Co VA DB 2:326) Aug. 6, 1770. Richard BLANKS of Buckingham Co. to Abraham CHARLTON (also spelled CARLTON) of Cumberland Co. for 50 pds., 215 acs. in Charlotte on both sides of a branch of the Meherrin River (known as Pledgars Creek). Beginning at COMB'S corner, along old patent line, and bounded by the line of BROWN. Wits: None. /s/Richard (X) BLANKS. Recorded Aug. 6, 1770. Relinquished by Uriah, wife of Richard BLANKS.

Notes: The above-referenced Combs land has not been located as yet; however, it may have been that of George Combs and on the Lunenburg Co, VA line.


4 March 1771 (CharCo. COB2:458). John PETTUS is appointed Surveyor of the Road whereof Robert BREEDLOVE was late Surveyor and it is ordered that he Together with the usual hands that work on the said Road Except Guillame's hands who are to work under Joseph FRIEND and Ambros HAMMOND'S Hands, under the said PETTUS do Forthwith Clear and keep the said Road in Repair according to law.

Notes: This entry is included because it shows that Ambrose HAMMON(D) lived in Charlotte Co., Va. He later removed to Wilkes Co., NC., where his daughter Elizabeth married the RW Soldier John AMBURGEY, moved to what is now Knott Co., Ky., and left a huge number of descendants, many of whom intermarried with the Combs families. Ambrose's son John HAMMON Sr. removed to Russell Co., Va., where his daughter Jane married Thomas FRANCIS. They later relocated to Perry Co. (now Knott Co.) and many of their descendants intermarried with descendants of the Combs. Thomas and Jane also had two daughters that intermarried with descendants of William and Anna THOMPSON Combs of Russell Co., Va.


6 May 1771 (CharCo. COB2:474). Sherwood WALTON is appointed surveyor of the Road from the Nine mile tree to the four mile Tree and it is ordered that he together with the male Labouring Tythes belonging to Lewis DUPREE, Nathaniel WILLIAMS, John WILLIAMS, George Combs, John HAYES, Josiah VAUGHN, Edward HARRIS, Stephen HARRIS, Edward HARRIS Jun., Maynard HARRIS, David HARRIS, William HAMMONS, David GIBSON and George GIBSON, do forthwith clear and keep the same in repair according to Law. (Charlotte Co., Va. Court Order Books 1 & 2, 1767-1771, FHC Microfilm of originals. Abstracted and submitted by Combs &c Researcher Sue Elfving)

Notes: This road order appears to be for a five mile stretch and it may help to identify exactly where these folks lived. It has been believed that George COMBS who appears in both Charlotte Co. and Lunenberg Co. records might have lived near the line between the two counties. See 1770 deed. Since Ambrose HAMMON is now found in Charlotte Co. records, the William Hammons in this road entry may be the same as Rev. William HAMMONS, brother to Ambrose (see 4 March 1771 road order showing Ambrose HAMMON).


4 Nov. 1771 (CharCo. COB3:20). Samuel Comer a witness for Joseph FREETH in his suit against John EPPERSON.

Source: Charlotte Co., Va. Court Order Books vol. 3 & 4 (1771-1780), FHC Microfilm of originals # 0030798 Submitted by Sue Elfving


3 Dec. 1771 (CharCo. COB3:40). Jury. Ambross HAMMONDS.

(ibid.)


4 May 1772 (CharCo. COB3:76). John TABB Executor of Thomas TABB deceased...plaintiff against George Combs defendant. In Debt. This day came the plaintiff by his attorney, as also the Sheriff of the County who has made return on the Attachment awarded against the defendant's estate that he had attached a bridle of the Estate and Effects of said defendant and he not appearing altho solemnly called...considered by the court that plaintiff recover against the defendant 5.12.2 pounds plus costs..debt to be discharged by the payment of 7.16.1 with lawful interest from 5 Oct. 1762...

(ibid.)


1 June 1772 (CharCo. COB3:87). George Combs plaintiff against Daniel JACKSON. On a petition. Defendant not appearing. Judgement for 1.16 pound.

(ibid.)


6 July 1772 (CharCo. COB3:103). Ordered that John POTTERS, Ambross HAMMONDS, John MOORE, and Abraham VAUGHAN, or any 3 of them appraise the Estate of William GUILLIAM.

(ibid.)


3 Aug. 1772 (CharCo. COB3:127). Samuel Comer guardian of Samuel Comer, orphan of John Comer deceased. Presented account and recorded.

(ibid.)


4 Aug. 1772 (CharCo. COB3:147). Alexander SPIERS & Co. Plaintiff against John HAMMONDS Defendant. In debt. Sheriff made return on attachment awarded against said defendant...that he has attached a Spir of the Estate of defendant and he not appearing...Plaintiff to recover sum of 22.15.3 pounds or debt to be discharged with payment of 11.7.6 plus interest from 10 May 1772. A second suit (p. 147) for 75.1.8.

SE Note: This John Hammonds appears to be John (son of Ambrose) Hammons [Sr.] who moved with Ambrose to Surry/Wilkes Cos., NC. John later moved up into Russell Co., Va. He had many descendants who later intermarried with the Combs in Perry, Letcher, and Knott Cos.

(ibid.)


03 Oct 1775 - 11 Jan 1776 (Lunenburg Co VA DB12:492-494) 3 Oct 1775. Marriage Agreement. Frederick NANCE of Charlotte & Susanna CHRISTOPHER of Lunenburg in trust to Henry STOKES of Lunenburg Susanna's (1) undivided 1/9 part of estate of Young STOKES, her father now decd., (mother Elizabeth STOKES), and (2) under will of Jacobus CHRISTOPHER, decd., remainder to Elizabeth wife of Cyrus MINOR of Lunenburg. S/Frederick [his mark*] NANCE, Susanna CHRISTOPHER, Henry STOKES. Wits: Ambrose ELLIS, James ROBERTSON, D. STOKES, Jr. Rec. 11 Jan 1776. (Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Abstracts, 1771-1777, Deed Book 12, June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA 70124, 1990) *See Abstract for mark. .Note that D. STOKES was probably David STOKES, Jr. who wit. will of William MURRELL of Lunenburg. (? ck)


1 March 1779 (CharCo. COB4:172). An indenture with a memorandum therein indorsed between Joseph WILLIAM of one part and George Combs of the other...proved by the oath of one of the witnesses...ordered recorded.

Source: Charlotte Co., Va. Court Order Books vol. 3 & 4 (1771-1780), FHC Microfilm of originals # 0030798 Submitted by Sue Elfving


6 Sept. 1779 (CharCo. COB4:191). An indenture between George Combs and Esther his wife and John WHITE of the other part...proved by oaths of 2 witnesses and ordered recorded.

(ibid.)


24 Dec 1779 (Charlotte Co VA Marriage Bonds) Benjamin COOK & Catherine BREWER, d/o Sackville BREWER, William COOK, Sec. (Tyler's Quarterly, Vol. V (1923), pp. 67-70)

Note: The above is the only COOK marriage located in these records. Our interest in the COOKS of Charlotte Co VA is due to the following record:

10 Jul 1782 (Surry Co NC WB 2:8) John COOK of Charlotte Co., Va., to father Wm. COOK of Surry, power of attorney for 464 a. on S side Yadkin R entered by me to be sold to John BREWIS. 10 July 1782. Wit: Benj. BURCH, Wm. W. COOK, John Combs. (SURRY CO., N. C. WILL ABSTRACTS, VOLS 1-3, 1771-1827. Jo White Linn)

Note: See Combs-COOK Connections in both Surry and Wilkes Co NC, the former in ref William and Winnifred Combs Ridge, Sr. and the latter in reference to the MABRY Family.


1782 Charlotte Co VA State Census

No Combs


12 Nov 1785 (Charlotte Co VA Marriage Records) George Combs & Frances NANCE ("Computer Indexed Marriage Records of VA (By County)", Nicholas Murry; "Some VA Marriages, 1700-1799", Vol. 5, C. D. McDonald (1978)

Notes: See 29 Apr 1783 Wilkes Co NC Bastardy Bond. "Frankie NANCE has brought forth a girl child which is a bastard." George Combs & William Combs, bondsmen. (Wilkes WB1:94, Wilkes Co, NC, Will Abstracts, Books One & Two, 1778-1811, Mrs. W. O. Absher, SHP, Easley, SC, 1989) Frankie was a common nickname for the name, Frances. Was the Frankie NANCE bonded by George & William Combs of Wilkes Co NC the same as Frances NANCE who married George Combs two years later in Charlotte? Was this the same George Combs who was co-bondsman? And was the William Combs, co-bondsman of Wilkes NC in 1783, the same as the RW William Combs who came to Charlotte Co VA from Wilkes NC following the RW? (See 1800 below) See Also Sally NANCE m. William Combs 10 Nov 1791 in Lunenburg Co VA.


1787 Charlotte Co VA Personal Property Tax Lists

No Combs


15 Dec 1798 (Charlotte Co VA DB 9:254) December 15, 1798. Beverly CALLICOTT and Precilla his wife of Randolph County, North Carolina to Thomas BROOKE and Traverse BROOKE, heirs of George BROOKE, deceased, of Charlotte County, Virginia, for 200 pds, a tract of land in Charlotte County 240 acres on a branch of Sandy Creek. Witnesses: Dixon LOGGINS, Bibby BROOKE, James CALLICOTT

(They Went Thataway, Vol. III, by Charles Hughes Hamlin)

18 Jun 1800 (Charlotte Co VA Marriage Bonds) Combs, William & Micahel TRAYLOR

Notes: RW William Combs (or COOMBS) enlisted in Wilkes Co NC, but was residing in (apparently) Charlotte Co VA when he m Michale TRAYLOR (or TAYLOR), b in Chesterfield Co VA. Her pension application, filed in 1853 in Washington Co TN also included her declaration that William Combs had been an overseer for James CALLICOT (See Above) in Wilkes Co NC. She and William Combs removed to Sullivan Co TN in 1809 and he d there in 1816, after which she m Michael STAIRE. (See Also Randolph Co NC & the CALLICO Family)


1800 US Census, Charlotte Co VA

(extant?)

No Combs found in Census Index. See next, however, as he may have been in HH of another?


1800 Charlotte Co., Va 1800 Tax List

William Combs 1-1-0-1
1st -white males
2nd- horses
3rd slaves over 16
4th slaves 12-16

("Virginia Genealogist" Vol 15, page 111)


15 Mar 1806 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. Elisham SMITH & Patsy CUMBEE

(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/)


1810 US Census, Charlotte Co VA

Pg.45b Ln.13
CUMBS, Thomas 3 0 0 1 0 - 2 0 0 1 0 - 0 0

USGenWeb Census Project

Notes: Not identified; not known if CUMBS or Combs; however, note that RW William Combs' pension file included COOMBS spelling and see 1850.


1820 Census Index

No Combs (CUMBE, etc. not yet checked)


11 Jun 1822 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. Daniel CUMBEE Mary CARWILES

(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/)


27 Nov 1823 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. Thomas CUMBEE Day LOGGINS

(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/)


15 Nov 1825 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. Pleasant J. CUMBY Lucy BARKSDALE

(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/)


02 Oct 1826 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. Harrison CUMBEE Eliza EAST

(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/)


07 Jan 1828 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. Andrew YOUNG Marion CUMBEE

(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/)


05 May 1828 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. William RUTLEDGE Elizabeth CUMBEE

(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/)


1830 Census Index

No Combs (CUMBE, etc. not yet checked)


31 Oct 1836 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. ROBERT A. ALES Elizabeth CUMBEE

(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/)


21 Feb 1839 Charlotte Co, VA Marriage Records. BENJAMIN HOWARD Eliza CUMBY

(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/)


1840 Census Index

No Combs (CUMBE, etc. not yet checked)


1850 Charlotte Co, VA Census

(No Combs, Cumbs, etc. by surname)

471 471 RUTLEDGE William 50 M W Planter VA b. Charlotte
RUTLEDGE Eliza 49 F W VA b. Campbell
RUTLEDGE Martha 20 F W VA b. Charlotte
RUTLEDGE Absolum 18 M W VA b. Charlotte
RUTLEDGE Mary 17 F W VA b. Charlotte
CUMBE Nancy 72 F W VA b. Campbell
(Charlotte Co, VA, US GenWeb Archives)

Notes: Nancy COMBS [sic], mother-in-law of William RUTLEDGE (Informant) d 28 Nov 1854, Lunenburg Co, VA. No Combs by surname have been found in Campbell Co, VA, but see Emanuel and Peter CUMBEE (etc.) in Campbell in 1810. Also note that not all var. sp. checked yet.


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