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Fauquier County was established in 1759 from Prince William (est. from Stafford & King George, 1730). For additional information re the History and Land Descriptions of Parishes in this county, see also VA Parishes


Most of the Early Combs of Fauquier Co VA appear to have already been residing in Prince William County at the time of Fauquier's formation. Most also appear to have been descended from Joseph Combs I of Stafford who owned property in Prince William at least as early as 1732. John Combs, Sr., s/o Joseph Combs I, and h/o Seth BULLITT (d/o Benjamin) was already residing in Fauquier Co VA when it was formed in 1759:

1759 "A List of Tithables in Fauquier County, Virginia, in the Year 1759. Taken by Tho. MARSHALL" (selected entries):

SurnameFirst NameNotes
SHUMATEJohn Sr
FARGUSONJohn
BUTLERWilliam
GARNERThomas Sr
NEGROGeorgeliving with Thomas Garner Sr.
PORTERThomas
KIRKThomas
DUNCANJoseph
SOUTHARDRobert
BETHIL [BETHEL]Voluntine
BULLETTBenjamin
BETTHEL [BETHEL]John
DODDNathaniel
BEECHPeter
SHUMATEDaniel
HARDINMartin
SCAGS [SKAGGS]ThomasAt [William] Foots Quarter
DUNCANJamesP't Bott'm(?)
KIRKJohn
CombsJohn
NEGROGeorgeliving with John Combs
NEGROJudyliving with John Combs
NEGROWinneyliving with John Combs
BALLWilliamliving with Edward Ball

(Extracted by C. Hammett from transcription provided by TLC Genealogy)

Notes: Although we know, based on the above and Prince William and Stafford records, that John Combs, Sr. was residing in Prince William > Fauquier by 1756, he had returned to Stafford Co, VA by 1762-1763. See also one Martin HARDIN re the Combs of Fayette Co, PA.


1762 (Fauquier Land Survey) "…and on drains of Negro Run … a survey for Michael LUTTRELL'S land from his father, Richard … adjoining property is that of Joseph COMBS.

(Researcher Larry Luttrell, luttrell@cemr.wvu.edu)


20 Feb 1764. 26 Jul 1764 (Fauquier Co VA WB1:83) Will of John MAUZEY. Wife, Betty, 7 slaves and land where I now live, during widowhood. Dau, Peggy, to have slaves. Should above heirs die then estate to go to daughter, Margaret.* To dau, Molly, 226 acs of land in Culpeper Co, 300 A of land 15 mi from Winchester [Frederick Co VA?], slaves, my property for which I have sued Jonathan PERKINS for in chancery, at my death suit is to be renewed. To daughter, Betty,163 A of land which I purchased of Robert JACKSON in Frederick Co, and 198 A in Hampshire Co. Mentions nephews John, Henry and William ROUSAN. Exrs: wife, Henry MAUZY (brother), Peter MAUZY and William ROUSAN. Wit: Thomas CONWAY, John EDGE, John LUTTRELL (Fauquier Wills & Admins, King)

Notes: One William ROUSAN (ROUSSAU) m 27 Oct 1743, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co VA, Priscilla MAUZEY. Their daughter, Margaret ROUSSEAU, m 20 Feb 1779, Fauquier Co VA, Ennis Combs, s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. and gs/o Joseph Combs I of Stafford. Not yet known how/if the above MAUZY/ROUSSEAUS are kin; however, see also the 1762 Hampshire Co, VA land patent of Mr. Henry HEATH of Frederick Co [VA] for "206 A on Maple Bottom Br. of N. R. of Cacapehon in Hampshire Co. Surv. John MAUZEY. Adj. Joseph Combs." This Joseph Combs has not been identified as yet although it appears he was a non-resident of the county. See also John MAUZEY (possibly the above-mentioned nephew?) w/wife, Hester, whose daughter, Margaret "Peggy" m 3 Dec 1777, Fauquier, Nathaniel ASHBY, s/o John and Jane Combs Ashby (undocumented).


10 Sep 1764 - 26 May 1766 (Fauquier County, Virginia, Will Book 1, Page 95) Will of Richard LUTTRELL. In the name of GOD Amen, this 10th day of September 1764. I Richard LUTTRELL of Fauquier County, in the Colony of Virginia being of perfect health and sound mind and memory thanks be given to GOD for it therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to once die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that the hands of Almighty GOD that gave it and my body I recommend to earth to be buried in a decent christian burial at the descretion of my Executors nothing doubting that at the General resurection I shall receive the same by the Mighty of GOD and as touching such worldy estate wherewith it has pleased GOD to bless me in the manner following: IN PRIMIS I give to my son James LUTTRELL, 70 acres of land more or less and being the land whereon he now lives and bounded by me.

ITEM I give to my son Michael LUTTRELL 70 acres of land more or less being the land whereon he now lives and being on the same side of the run that my son James Lives on and bounded by me.

ITEM I give to my son Samuel LUTTRELL 70 acres of land more or less being the same land and plantation whereon he now lives and where John Collier formerly lived and bounded by me.

ITEM I give to my son John LUTTRELL 70 acres of land more or less it being that part of land whereon he now lives and bounded by me.

ITEM I give to my son Richard LUTTRELL my new patent of land containing 58 acres of land whereon he now lives.

ITEM I give to my daughter Antiss LUTTRELL part of the land that I bought off George CRUMP lying on the south side of Rocke Run that runs from John NELSONS old field to William RAUSSAUS mill bounded by WOODS line, FORSYTHES line and DEARMONS line, containing 80 acres of land more or less.

ITEM I give to my daughter Mary LUTTRELL part of the said land on the west side of the run bounded by WOODS line, DEARMANS line and PETERS line and the ridge path that goes from John COMBS to John NELSONS, containing 80 acres of land more or less.

ITEM I give to my daughter Susan LUTTRELL the remainder part of the land on the west side of the said path bounded by woods line and PETERS line, containing 80 acres of land more or less.

ITEM I give to my son Robert LUTTRELL the plantation whereon I now live and the remaining part of my land adjoining to my said plantation being 74 acres of land more or less.

ITEM I give to my son Robert one feather bed and furniture, my new gun, sword and coutch box.

ITEM I give to my daughter Catherine CORUM five pounds of current money of the Colony to be raised within the compass of one year after my decease, out of what part of my moveable estate my Executors and Executri shall think most proper to sell for the raising of said money.

ITEM I give to my daughter Sarah LUTTRELL five pounds and my young bay mare branded on or near the buttock to be delivered to her at the age of eighteen or marryed.

ITEM I give to my granddaughter Mary CORUM five pounds of current money of Virginia to be paid at the age of eighteen or when she is marryed.

ITEM I give to my loving wife, Mary all the rest of my moveable estate to be by possessed and enjoyed during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided amongst my children.

ITEM I constitute my loving wife, Mary and sons, Richard and Robert LUTTRELL to be Executors of this my last will and testament and do hereby utterly, disallow, revoke and dismell all and every other former testament, wills, legates and bequeathed ratifying this to be my last will and testament and no other in witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand seal, day and year above written vs. Richard [His X Mark] LUTTRELL.

Signed sealed and delivered by said Richard LUTTRELL on his Last Will and Testament. Wits: Edward [His X Mark] LORRENCE, Edward LORRENCE [sic], Richard LORRENCE. At a court held for Fauquier County, Virginia, 26th day of May 1766 this will was proved by Edward LORRENCE--Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Richard LUTTRELL and Robert LUTTRELL who made oath and acknowledged bond as the law directs Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

(Abstracted from the Luttrell Family Archive of Last Wills and Testaments)

SW: LAWRENCE

Notes: According to LUTTRELL Researchers, Richard LUTTRELL (some descendants a.k.a. LITTRELL) was b. 1685 Westmoreland Co. VA, s/o James LUTTRELL/LITTRELL & Susanna TULLOS. d. May 25, 1766 in Fauquier Co. VA; m + Mary Rachel STALLARD b. 1702 in Essex Co. VA d/o Walter STALLARD & Hannah PITT. Also note re LAWRENCE witnesses, see Jan 1750/1 Prince William Co VA deed from Edward LAWRENCE to John Combs (presumably, John Combs, Sr., s/o Joseph Combs I).


Benjamin BULLITT d testate in Fauquier Co in 1766, and his will names both his daughter and son-in-law:

03 May - 27 Oct 1766 (Fauquier Co VA WB1:108) Will of Benjamin BULLITT. To son, Joseph, all that is now in his possession and 2 shillings, 6 pence sterling, no more. To son Thomas BULLIT, a tract of land in the Province of Maryland, purchased of one HUTCHERSON, where my father, Joseph BULLITT, was buried. To daughter, Sith COMBS and her husband, John COMBS, 1 shilling 6 pence. To son, Cuthbert BULLITT, 1 shilling 6 pence. To daughter, Elizabeth BULLITT, slave, silverspoons, feather bed. To wife Sarah and six sons, slaves. Names six sons, viz: William BURDITT (alias BULLITT), John, George, Benoni, Parmenas and Burwell BULLITT. Exrs: wife, sons Thomas and Cuthbert BULLITT. Wit: Jonathan GIBSON, William CONNAY, Alexander PARKER.

(Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800, J. Estelle Stewart King)

9 Jan 1767 (Fauquier Co, VA WB1:2) Estate inventory of Benjamin BULLIT. Deceased. Apprs: Jonathan GIBSON, James MURRY, William RANSON [RANSOM?]. (Extractions from Fauquier Co, VA Will Book 1, US GenWeb Archives)

Note: According to "Genealogies of Virginia Families, Harrisons of Northern Virginia," Vol. 3, pp. 683: "Benjamin BULLITT (son of Joseph and Elizabeth BRANDT Bullitt) was born April 28, 1693 (Record of Births, Charles Co., MD, Liber P, No.1, folio 212, Land Office, Annapolis, MD), died in 1766 (Fauquier Will Book 1:108; Fauquier Minute Book 1764-68, p. 227)… married in 1737 Mrs. Elizabeth (HARRISON) Bullitt, daughter of Thomas HARRISON of Stafford County, Virginia…" (See below re bible record of Cuthbert HARRISON. See also Jonathan GIBSON in Combs Records of Prince William Co, VA. See Combs-Harrison Families.


21-22 Sept 1766 Fauquier Co, VA DB, Pages 538-542. Lease & Release between John COMBS the Elder & Seth his wife, of Stafford Co and John Combs the Younger for natural love & affection for said John Combs their son … tract … whereon he now is … Michael LUTTRELL'S line … John PETERS line…265 acres. signed John Combs & Seth Combs. Witness Thomas MOUNTJOY, George CROSBY, & Richard MYNATT. Recorded 22 Sep 1766 ack by grantors.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759-1778 by John K. Gott)


1768 (Fauquier MB3:353) "John Combs, Jr. of Fauquier … appointed … constable replacing Joshua TULLOS…" termed "son of John."

(Fauquier Families, 1759-1799, Index to Fauquier Co, VA Records)

Notes: John Combs, Jr. was presumably of age at the time his parents gifted him with the 265 acres in 1766. He was most certainly of age by 1768 to be appointed a constable.


Jun 1768 - 26 Nov 1770 (Fauquier Co. VA Records) Estate account of John MAUZY. Jun 1768. Details: To be paid, CARR, John NELSON, Snr for smith work, Messrs. KEITH and BLACKWELL, Peter CONWAY for schooling Peggy MAUZY, Catherine STARK, Henry MAUZY, Jno. BRAHAWN, Colo. HARRISON, Ann CATLETT, Wm SMITH, John ASHBY For Whiskey, Jno. LUTTRELL, Jno. NELSON jr, for smith work. Howen [Howson?] KENNER, John NELSON of E. Run. for weaving, John RALLS, W. BRENT, W. WATE, Ralph MURREY for schooling Peggy, James LUTTRELL, CARR and CHAPMAN, James PETERS overseer, Messr.'s CARR LASWON a[LAWSON?] and PETERS. 26 Nov 1770. To be paid By: Francis HANNERS, Joseph Combs, William LAMBERT, James LUTTRELL, Capt. CARR, and others, 26 Nov 1770.

(Abstracted by Combs Researcher Ray Montgomery, his original source not known)


27-28 June 1768. Fauquier Co, VA Deed Book 3, page 205 (& see 373) Lease & Release between Joseph Combs & Elizabeth, his wife, of Loudon County, & Original YOUNG…part of tract given by Joseph Combs Sr. to his son Joseph Jr. (of the 1st part) by deed of lease & release recorded in Prince Wm. Co 22 Nov 1756… oak on hillside in the dividing line between John & Joseph Combs … corner to Mr. John Combs … corner to Combs & COPPAGE … saplin of East side of Brenton Rd 100 acres. signed Joseph Combs & Elizabeth Combs. witness John LEE, Jr, Joseph BARBEY, Richard LUTTRELL, Sinit YOUNG, John PETERS, Charles WALKER. Recorded 25 July 1768, proved by oath of LEE, BARBEY, & Sinnitt YOUNG.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from "Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759-1778" by John K. Gott, Pages 205-211)

Notes: See 1756 Stafford Co, VA deed from Joseph Combs the Elder of Stafford to his son, Joseph Combs the Younger, who was at that time of Frederick Co VA. According to the source, Kentucky Bible Records, Kentucky Genealogical Research Committee, DAR, 19488, pp. 10-22, Bible of Cuthbert HARRISON, son of Burr and Ann BARNES Harrison, Joseph Combs m Elizabeth HARRISON, sister of Cuthbert.


9 Feb 1769-24 Apr 1769. Fauquier Co, VA Deeds. B & S between Joseph Combs of Prince Wm Co & Elizabeth, his wife & Catherine STARK & Jeremiah STARK 100 acres. signed Joseph Combs & Elizabeth Combs. witn: Cuth't BULLITT, Cuth. HARRISON, John McMILLIAN, William CARR, Cumberland WILSON, & Thomas CHAPMAN. Recorded 24 Apr 1769 with commission of Court of Prince Wm to Examine Elizabeth Combs, proved by oath of BULLITT, HARRISON, & CHAPMAN, witnesses.

(Extracted by Debi Houser from Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759-1778 by John K. Gott, Pages 373-377)

Notes: Were Joseph & Elizabeth residing in Loudoun in 1768 and Prince William in 1769 (See Loudoun Tax Lists)?


1770 Fauquier Co, VA Rent Rolls

Capt. John ASHBY
John ASHBY
John ASHBY, Jr.
John ASHBY of Carter

(Census CD - not documented - no Combs)


1773 (Fauquier MB5:100) John Combs, Jr., termed "son of John" was indicted for cohabiting with "Sarah LUTTRELL, daughter of Richard LUTTRELL."

(Fauquier Families, 1759-1799, Index to Fauquier Co, VA Records, M/3/24/1778)

SE Note: M/3/24/1778 refers to Minute/Order Book followed by the date of the record.

Notes: It is not known as yet why John Combs, Jr. and Sarah LUTTRELL did not marry immediately. There is no evidence that either were already married; however, that there was some kind of bar to the marriage seems probable given that at some time between 1773 and 1777, John and Sarah LUTTRELL Combs, did marry. If the above record is accurate, then she was the daughter of Richard LUTTRELL of Fauquier County who d by 1766, the same Sarah who was underage in 1764 when her father signed his will.


04 Jan 1773 (Fauquier Co DB?:422-3) Lease. Bet. Joseph Combs of Loudoun Co. and Peter WOOD … cor. of HOMES on Falmouth road … down sd. road to John PETERS line … to Lynaugh HELM'S Line … to Darrells Run … to HOMES … 100 A. … for 30 years form 25 Dec. … yearly rent of 530 lbs. transfer tobacco on Quantico or Acquia warehouses … S/Joseph Combs. Wits: O. YOUNG. James (X) HOLMS, John (X) MARTIN. Rec: 26 Jul 1773, proved by oath of James HOLMES, John MARTIN; 25 Oct 1773, proved by oath of Originald YOUNG.

(Provided by Combs Researcher C. Hammett who adds: From a printed source back in the days when I didn't know enough to copy the title page!)

SW: HOLMES


1773 (Fauquier Co DB?:423-5) Lease. Bet. Joseph Combs of Loud. Co. and Edward WOOD … John PETER'S line thence to Original YOUNG'S line thence to Brenttown road … to CARTER'S road … to PETER'S … 100 a. … for 30 years from 25 Dec. … yearly rent of 530 lbs. transfer tobacco on Quantico or Acquia warehouses … S/Joseph Combs. Wits: O. YOUNG. James (X) HOLMS, John (X) MARTIN. Rec: 26 Jul 1773, proved by oath of James HOLMES, John MARTIN; 25 Oct 1773, proved by oath of Originald YOUNG.

(ibid.)


6-7 Apr 1773 (Fauquier Co VA DB?:429-32) Lease & Release. Bet. Daniel JENIFER of Charles Co MD., Gent. and Thomas MADDUX, Jr. … tract at the thoroughfare at the Pignut Ridge … 100 a. … same which sd. JENIFER purch. of a certain George LAMKIN late of Fauq. Co … L75 … s/Dan'l JENIFER. Wits: Thomas MADDUX, Elias EDMONDS, Henry HAMMITT. Rec: 26 Jul 1773, proved by oaths of MADDUX and EDMONDS, Jr.: 25 Oct 1773, by oath of HAMMITT.

(ibid.)

Notes: See Daniel St. Thomas JENNIFER in the records of Charles Co, MD associated with the Combs of that county.


24 May 1773 Fauquier Co. Court Minute Book 1773-1780, pg. 4 For retailing spirituous liquors within twelve months last past by the knowledge of two of us at Hamilton Parish in the County aforesaid contrary to the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided. William TRIPLETT, John ASHBY, Mary FREEMAN, Sarah TAYLOR - all of Hamilton Parish.

(Provided to Combs Researcher C. Hammett by Triplett Researcher ??? <duh>)


25 Sep 1773 James HOLMES of Fauquier county purchased 105 acres of land in Hamilton parish Sept. 25, 1773 from Joseph Combs.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs from Tylers Quarterly Magazine (Kraus) Vol. 29, page 198)


17 Sep 1775-25 Feb 1778 Fauquier Co., Va. Will Book No. 1, page --. Will of Thomas BULLITE, written Sept. 17, 1775, proven Feb. 25, 1778. Legatees, brother Joseph BULLITE, and Cuthbert Combs, land on Kankawa [Kanawha] River, and a horse. Sister Seth Combs 16 pounds for a mourning ring. Mr. Benjamine HARRISON two colts. Sarah BRONAUGH land and slaves. "Sarah BRONAUGH, natural daughter of Martha BRONAUGH". Rest of estate to brother CUTHBERT BULLITE.

(Edna F. Hightower Collection)

Notes: Seth BULLITT, w/o John Combs, Sr. and mother of Cuthbert Combs. See also 17 Sep 1775 - 24 Oct 1805Augusta Co, VA Circuit Court Judgments where Sarah BRONSANT [sic], wife of Reuben TRIGG, may have been natural daughter of Thomas BULLITT.


24 Nov 1775 (Fauquier Co DB?:219-222) B&S. Bet. John PETERS and Betty, his wife, and James PETERS … L100 … part of larger tract belonging to James PETERS, Sr., dec'd and beq. to sd. John, his son … Carters Road where a path crosses where James PETERS, dec'd. formerly lived to a place where Edward WOOD formerly lived … Joseph Combs' line … cor. to sd. Combs by Edward WOODS old field … lick branch … edge of John PETERS' old field … 120 a… s/John PETERS, Betty PETERS, Rec. 27 Nov 1775, ack. by grantors.

(Provided by Combs Researcher C. Hammett who adds: From a printed source back in the days when I didn't know enough to copy the title page or check for Deed Book numbers!)

Notes: According to the James Logan Kendall Manuscript, Elizabeth "Betty" ASHBY, d/o John & Jane Combs Ashby, b July 9, 1742, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA; d. in Woodford Co., Ky; m. Col. John PETERS of Fauquier Co. (b.1738).

No source given.


1776-1783 Revolutionary War Pension Application of George ROGERS of Fauquier Co, VA mentions service under "Ensign John Combs (among others) including much service in N.C., S.C. (Cowpens, etc., mentions being with WASHINGTON at Williamsburg, etc.). In his amended declaration, he said he was born in Fauquire [sic] Co. VA in 1764, that his acquaintances are James MILLER, Thomas DODSON, Isom BURNETT, Andrew, Eli DODSON. George ROGERS was age 91 in 1855 when he sent in his amended declaration, at which time he was trying to secure bounty land.

(Dodson Researcher Libbie Griffin)

Notes: Although Ensign John Combs has not been positively identified, it seems likely that he was John Combs, Jr., s/o John and Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. (assuming ROGERS enlisted in Fauquier). Is it possible that John Combs, Jr. died in service (see 1781 below)?


3 Dec 1777 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. Nathaniel ASHBY & Peggy MANZY [MAUZY] (Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds)

Notes: According to Ashby Researchers, source not stated, Nathaniel was s/o John & Jane Combs Ashby.


16 Mar 1778 - 24 Aug 1778 (Fauquier County, Virginia, Will Book 1, Page 351) Will of Michael LUTTRELL. In the name of GOD Amen this 16th day of March 1778, I Michael LUTTRELL of Fauquier County in the Colony of Virginia being weak of body but of sound mind and memory thanks be give to GOD for it therefore calling to mind the mortality of body and knowing that it be appointed for all men to once to die, make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all: I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the descresion of my Executors, nothing doubting that the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the Mighty Power of GOD and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased GOD to bless me in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same, in the following for and manner:

ITEM I give to my daughter, Franklin McKINZEY my large ironpot.

ITEM I give to my daughter Hannah LUTTRELL, one bed and furniture.

ITEM I give to my son Abner LUTTRELL, my young sorrell horse.

ITEM I give to my daughter, Lydia LUTTRELL, one bed and furniture.

ITEM I give to my son Michael LUTTRELL, one pair of stillards

ITEM I give to my son Nathan LUTTRELL, a bellmettle skillet.

ITEM I give to my daughter Dinah LUTTRELL, unit weight of feathers.

ITEM I give to my son Richard LUTTRELL, one handsaw.

ITEM I give to my daughter, Sarah LUTTRELL, one large and two small pewter basons.

ITEM I give to my daughter Dolly LUTTRELL, my black walnut chest.

ITEM I give to my son Lott LUTTRELL, one hundred and twenty acres of land being the same more or less and if he dies without issue of his body lawfully, begotten to my son Abner LUTTRELL.

ITEM I give to my daughter Betsy LUTTRELL, my trunk.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Dinah LUTTRELL, all my movable estate to be by her possessed and enjoyed during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided amongst my children.

ITEM I constitute my loving wife, Dinah LUTTRELL, Richard LUTTRELL and John LUTTRELL to be Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disamuel all and every other former testament will, legate and bequeaths ratifying this to be my last will and testament and no other. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed sealed and delivered by the law, Michael LUTTRELL as his last will and testament. s/Michael [His X Mark] LUTTRELL]. Wits: John [X] Combs, Richard CORUM, James [X] LUTTRELL, Robert [X] LUTTRELL

At a court held in Fauquier County, Virginia, the 24th day of August 1778. This Will was proved the oath of John Combs, James LUTTRELL and Robert LUTTRELL, witness hereto and ordered to be recorded and on motion of Richard LUTTRELL and John LUTTRELL the Executors therein named who made oath and executed and acknowledged bond as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate in due form. TEST: R. BROOKE

(Abstracted from the Luttrell Family Archive of Last Wills and Testaments)

Notes: Michael LUTTRELL was s/o Richard LUTTRELL d by 1766, thus presumably, the above John Combs was his brother-in-law (eventually), h/o Michael's sister, Sarah.


1779-1792 Publick Claims - Revolutionary War - Fauquier Co, VA

Ennis Combs
John Combs
(Extracted from "Index to the Virginia "Publick" Claims County Booklets" abstracted and compiled by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slaten. This data represents the period "circa 1779-1782" by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff who adds: In a forward by Brent Tarter of the VSLA he indicated that all VA counties, are included in the info. except for "newly formed Kentucky counties". Those counties included "Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln". In addition, Washington and Yohogania Counties, now in PA were also not included. The county booklets which this source indexes are available from Iberian Publishing Co., 548 Cedar Creek Drive, Athens GA 30605-3408. The Public Service Claims are part of Record Group 48 of the Virginia State Library and Archives. Citizens supported the war by providing "livestock,foodstuffs,arms, and other supplies for the use of the militia". The donors were provided with certificates or receipts to be reimbursed "from the state government or from Congress". The process for receiving these claims was to go to a "local county court", where the court determined the claim's accuracy and settled any disputes, then these were forwarded "to Richmond for payment". "The reports that the county courts compiled and sent to Richmond are called court booklets .


1779? (Fauquier Co VA Loose Papers, Land Records, Unrecorded Deeds, ID: 327, Record Location: 1779-003, Box #: 11) Joseph and Elizabeth Combs of Loudoun Co VA to John Combs. Fragmented. Date Missing. Synopsis: 242 ac. of land in Stafford Co. [VA] in Overwharton Parish on north side of Beaver Dam Run. Title History: remainder of greater tract bought by grantee of grantor.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Ann Musser)


1779 (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Book 7, p. 242, 1779). Joseph Combs, and wife Elizabeth, of Loudoun County, sell 105 acres where Brenttown Road fords Dorrells Run to James HOLMES; another part of 1756 gift by father.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Jeff Duvall from Fauquier Families, 1759-1799: Comprehensive indexed abstracts of Tax and Tithable Lists, Marriage Bonds and Minute, Deed, and Will Books, and Others by John P. Alcock (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994)

Notes: See 1773 above as not known whether this is date signed or date recorded.


20 Feb 1779 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. Ennis Combs & Margaret ROUSSAN, 20 Feb 1779. Margaret d/o William ROUSSAN. witness John Combs

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds: 1759-1854 & Marriage Returns: 1785-1848 by John K. Gott)

20 Feb 1779 Fauquier Co VA Marriage Bond. Ennis Combs to Margaret ROUSSAU, dau of William ROUSSAU; Bondsman John Combs.

(Fauquier Families, 1759-1799: Comprehensive indexed abstracts of Tax and Tithable Lists, Marriage Bonds and Minute, Deed, and Will Books, and Others by John P. Alcock (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994))

Notes: Ennis Combs was son of John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. of Hamilton Parish, Prince William & Stafford Cos VA; and grandson of Joseph Combs I of Stafford Co VA. Bondsman-Witness John Combs was his brother (See Below).


23 Mar 1779 Fauquier Co VA Will of Benjamin NEAL. Sons Jesse and Moses - all my wareing cloaths wife: Anstis - all the rest of my Estate, my Lease and plantations. Wit/ Clement NORMAN, Christopher HITCH, Rebechah HITCH. See Also 1785 inventory.

(Researcher Larry Luttrell who adds that Benjamin's wife, Anstiss, was the d/o Richard LUTTRELL d 1766, Fauquier, VA and wife, Mary)

Notes: See also Benjamin NEAL of Jefferson Co TN whose granddaughter, Dorcas COX, m 11 Sep 1826, Grainger Co, TN, John C. Combs, s/o George Mabry and Agnes ORE Combs, and gs/o John and Sarah MABRY Combs, Sr. (m 19 Nov 1772, Guilford Co, NC).


Jul 1779: Fauquier Co VA Minute Book. July Ct.) James LUTTRELL v. John Combs, Jr. In trespass. Discontinued being agreed to by both parties.

(Researcher Larry Luttrell who adds that James was s/o Richard d 1766, and appointed guardian of his younger sister, Sarah, following his father's death).


6/7 Oct 1780 - 28 May 1781 (Fauquier Co., VA WB 1 - p. 418) Nuncupative Will of John Combs, Junior Date: 7 Oct. 1780.

"We Original YOUNG and Ennis Combs did on the seventh of this instant attend John Combs, Jun'r. in his sickness and at the request of the said John Combs I the said Original YOUNG was desired of by the said John Combs to write his Will and the said Enis Combs present he appeared to be in his senses at the time and desired his Estate to be divided as followeth, that is to say that all his lands to be equally divided between his two Sons and four daughters namely Nimrod Combs alias LUTTRELL and John Combs and all his other Estate to be equally divided betwen his two Sons and four daughters namely Nimrod Combs alias LUTTRELL, John Combs, Hetheland Combs alias LUTTRELL, Betty Combs, Heland Combs alias LUTTRELL, and Sarah Combs. the land to be divided so Nimrod Combs alias LUTTRELL to have his one half, so as he to enjoy the dwelling house of the said deceased John Combs. And that his said Wife Sarah Combs was by his request to enjoy all the land and Negers together with all other of his Estate during her Widowhood or life and then to be divided as before mentioned. And that before I the said Original YOUNG had wrote the said Will the said John Combs got out of his senses and so died. Exors: Wife Sarah together with Joseph Combs and Enis should be Executors. S/Original YOUNG, Enis Combs. I do hereby certify that Original YOUNG and Enis Combs came personally before me William BLACKWELL and made oath that it contained the last Will of the said John Combs, Jun'r. who died on the 6th day of October 1780. /s/ W. BLACKWELL.

Proved: 28 May 1781 oath of Original YOUNG and Ennis Combs. Sarah Combs made oath and granted cert. for obtaining letters of administration. (Abstracts of Fauquier County, Virginia, Wills, Inventories and Accounts 1759-1800, John K. Gott, 1972) 


Spring, 1781. The 1832 Fauquier Co, VA declaration of Revolutionary Soldier Robert Combs, b ca 1753 in Frederick Co, VA, includes the statements that his first enlistments were in Loudoun Co, VA (in 1775 through 1777), but that he "in the Spring of 1781 was drafted in Fauquier County and marched to Richmond under Capt. JENNINGS and Col. Elias EDMONDS… commanded by Gen. MUHLENBURG… in the fall of 1781 he was drafted again in Fauquier County and marched under Capt. James WINN and Col. Elias EDMONDS to Williamsburg and was stationed about there until the besieging of Cornwallis in Yorktown, in which he was engaged until the capitulation (19 Oct 1781). During the siege the company was transferred to the command of Capt. Lynn SHARP and the regiment to training of Maj. WELCH. He guarded a part of the prisoners to the Barracks above Winchester [Frederick Co, VA] where he was discharged." The 1832 declaration of Joseph PICKETT includes the statement that "Robert Combs resides about one and a half miles from him, where he has occupied for more than fifty years [ca 1782]."

(Rev. War Pension File of Robert Combs)


4 Oct 1781 (Fauquier WB1:428) Will of John PETERS. Wife (unnamed) dwelling house, land and slaves during widowhood. Sons: John PETERS, land and slaves; sons, Nimrod and James PETERS, parcel of land in Stafford Co. that I purchased of James PETERS. - 413 A. Nimrod to have 1/6 part of my land in Caintucky [Kentucky]. Son, James PETERS, part of land in Caintucky and slaves. Two sons, Lewis and William, land on which I now live after decease of my wife. Daughters, Nancy, Sarah, Betty, a slave each. Exrs: wife, John ASHBY, John PETERS, Joseph Combs, Cuthbert Combs.

(Fauquier Wills, Admins, Estelle King)

Notes: A second abstraction of the above will indicates wife's name was Elizabeth:

04 Oct 1781 (Fauquier Co VA WB1:428) Will of John PETERS, of Fauquier Co VA, 4 Oct 1781. Wife Elizabeth the land to be bounded as follows: at the beginning of the line of John Combs deceased, along the ridge road that leads to Mr John NELSONS, and the land belonging to LUTTRELS estate thense to the road to James PETERS line thence to with this line to Josph Combs thence with his line to the said ridge road, Son John lands in Kentucy and the land lying over the ridge road and ajoining the land of Mr William ROUSSAU, Sons Nimrod and James, land in Stafford on the Branch of Aquia 413 acres, son Nathaniel Land lying on the east side of the Old fall road bonded by road and Joseph Combs Line. Daughters Nancy, Sarah, Betty, Executors, Beloved wife, John ASHBY, James PETERS, Joseph Combs, Cuthbert Combs.

(Partially abstracted by Combs Researcher Ray Montgomery. Seeking full transcription)

Notes: According to the James Logan Kendall Manuscript, John PETERS had m Elizabeth ASHBY, d/o Cuthbert's John & Jane Combs Ashby. The above Joseph & Cuthbert Combs were probably sons of John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr., brother of Jane Combs Ashby. Kendall adds that Elizabeth ASHBY Peters d in Woodford Co, KY (no additional details, no sources).


18 Feb 1782 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. Marques Combs & Priscilla HEALE

(Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds, Fauquier Co, VA GenWeb)

Notes: Who is this? Probably b bef 1762, probably named after Marquis CALMES, h/o Elizabeth "Betty" Combs, d/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr., but whose son was he? What happened to him? (not found in later records).


Fauquier County, Va Personal Property Tax Lists

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

1782 Personal Property Tax List

Combs Ennis.........1wm>21, 5 blacks, 3 horses, 9 cattle
adj.
Combs Sarah.........0wm>21, 4 blacks, 2 horses, 1 cattle

Combs Robert........1wm>21, 1 black, 3 horses, 1 cattle
Combs Catherine...1wm>21, 3 blacks, 3 horses, 7 cattle

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

Note: One Catherine Combs was appointed administrator of John Combs decd in March of 1783 in Fauquier. There is also a marriage bond for Catherine Combs & Robert ASHBY dated 28 Apr 1783 Fauquier Co. which is why she may appear only one year on the tax list. By 1788, Catherine left her husband Robert (see below). This John Combs has not yet been identified. The Sarah Combs would be the widow of John Combs (s/o of John Combs and Seth Bullitt) who died in 1780. Ennis Combs was the s/o of John Combs and Seth Bullitt) and brother-in-law to Sarah Combs. The Robert Combs was RW Robert Combs.


Mar 1783 Fauquier Co, VA Records. Catherine Combs, appointed administrator of John Combs, inventory March 1783.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Families of Fauquier Co Va)

Notes: The above John Combs has not been identified. He was not John Combs, Sr., w/o Seth BULLITT, nor was he their son, John Combs, Jr., h/o Sarah LUTTRELL. At least one Ashby publication states that Catherine was the d/o a Robert Combs, not a John. (source not stated - see next). Original of this record is needed.


28 Apr 1783 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. Robert ASHBY & Catherine Combs, 28 Apr 1783 bondsman Heze TURNER

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds: 1759-1854 & Marriage Returns: 1785-1848 by John K. Gott)

SW: Hezekiah

21 - 26 May 1783. Fauquier Co, VA DB 7, pp 514-15. Robert ASHBY and Catherine Combs. Marriage Contract. Marriage agreed upon bet. Robert ASHBY and Catherine Combs … so that justice be done to Catherine Combs and the present children of sd. Robert's first marriage … it is agreed … if Catherine survives Robert she is to claim no part … of Robert's estate, real or personal … except 50 acres whereon Anne CHURCHILL now lives … which Catherine is to hold during her widow hood and no longer … and one young bay horse … she to have her property in the same manner. signed: Robert (his R mark) ASHBY, Catherine (X) Combs. Wits: Martin PICKETT, John SUDDOTH, Moses JOHNSON, James FREEMAN, James BANN. Rec: 26 May 1783, prov. by oath of Martin PICKETT and John SUDDUTH.

(Extracted by Combs-Ashby Researcher Dala Jo Cornett from Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds, 1778-1785, by John K. Gott)

DJC Notes: According to "The Ashby Book Desc. of Capt. Thomas ASHBY of Virginia," Revised and Enlarged Edition 1982, compiled by Lee Fleming Reese, Catherine Combs Ashby was the daughter of a Robert [sic] Combs, Sr. "who apparently died prior to 1784 as Catherine and Robert were administrators of the estate of Robert Combs, Sr." See Mar 1783 above -records still needed. See also 21 Feb 1788 Fauquier Records.


27 Oct 1783 John ASHBY & Catharine HUFFMAN

(Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds, Fauquier Co, VA GenWeb)

Notes: According to Ashby Researchers, the above is the 2nd marriage of Capt. John ASHBY, widower of Jane Combs (their sources unknown).


Fauquier County, Va Personal Property Tax Lists

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

1783 Personal Property Tax List

Combs Sarah........0wm>21, 3 black tithes, 0 blacks<16, 8 ctl, 3 hr adj
Combs Robert......3wm>21, 1 black tithe, 0 blacks<16, 4 ctl, 0 hr
Combs Ennis........1wm>21, 3 black tithes, 3 blacks<16, 8 ctl, 3 hr
Combs Sarah.......0wm>21, 3 black tithes, 1 black<16, 4 ctl, 2 hr

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

Note: The two Sarah Combs appear to be separate individuals. At this time, we only know of one Sarah Combs who was the head of her household. There is the chance that Robert Combs' wife Sarah could have had a separate entry from an inheritance but that is speculation. By 1784, the extra Sarah Combs is gone but Robert has 4 additional blacks in his tax entry. 


Fauquier Co VA Tithables 1783-1786

(Combs Researcher Ray Montgomery)

Name1783178417851786
Enos Combs [a.k.a. Ennis]230 Acres230 Acres230 Acres230 Acres
John Combs' heirs275 Acres275 Acres275 Acres275 Acres
Joseph Combs265 Acres265 Acres265 Acres-------

06 Apr 1785. (Fauquier Co VA DB8:277) Joseph Combs younger and Mary his wife of the county of Stafford … for 90 pounds … sold land to Edward LUTTREL of Fauquier Co. Witnesses: Original YOUNG, Ennis Combs, John YOUNG, Ben HARRISON, Edw'd ASHBY.

(Researcher Larry Luttrell who adds: No acreage listed but tax records indicate, "of H. Combs, 108.5 acres.")

1785 (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Book, 8, p. 277) Joseph Combs the Younger and wife Mary, of Stafford County, sell 108 acres on Dorrells Run to Edward LUTTRELL; Ennis Combs witness.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Jeff Duvall from Fauquier Families, 1759-1799: Comprehensive indexed abstracts of Tax and Tithable Lists, Marriage Bonds and Minute, Deed, and Will Books, and Others by John P. Alcock (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994))

1785 (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Book 9, p. 18) Joseph Combs the Younger and wife Mary, of Stafford County, sell all of their land in Fauquier County to Benjamin HARRISON, part of tract bought of Joseph Combs Sr. of Loudoun County.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Jeff Duvall from Fauquier Families, 1759-1799: Comprehensive indexed abstracts of Tax and Tithable Lists, Marriage Bonds and Minute, Deed, and Will Books, and Others by John P. Alcock (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994)

Notes: It is not known if Joseph Combs, s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr., ever lived in Fauquier; however, the sale of his Fauquier land may have been due to the death of his father, and his taking over the Stafford properties.


1785: Fauquier Co, VA Deeds. Edward LUTTRELL and Ann his wife, 58 acres to Charles WALLER … lands on Town Run … lands taken up by Richard LUTTRELL, Sen, dec'd, dated 1745 from proprietors of Northern Neck … and conveyed to his son Richard LUTTREL, Jun, with a deed of gift in Prince William Co of 22 June 1758. [**There is no found record of transfer from Richard, Jun, to Edward.**] … and at the time of these presents Edward is siezed of good and lawful and absolute authority to grant and convey … witnesses: Original YOUNG, Ennis Combs, and John SINGER for the 23 May 1785 record.

(Luttrell Researcher Larry Luttrell)

1785: Fauquier Co, VA Minute Book. LUTTRELL & ux (uxor, wife) to WALLER, May Court. (Apparently pertains to 1785 deed.) Joseph Combs, Jun and Mary his wife … to Edward LUTTRELL … William COPPAGE and Sarah his wife … to John COPPAGE … on oath of Edward LUTTRELL, Original Young, John YOUNG.

(Luttrell Researcher Larry Luttrell)


Fauquier County, Va Personal Property Tax Lists

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

1784 Personal Property Tax List (unalphabetized)

p.14 Combs Sarah...0wm>21, 3 black tithes, 1 black<16, 2 hr, 3 ctl
p.14 Combs Ennis....1wm>21, 2 black tithes, 4 blacks<16, 4hr, 7 ctl

p.15 Combs Joseph.0wm>21, 4 black tithes adj
p.15 Combs Robert..1wm>21, 2 black tithes, 3 blacks<16, 2 hr, 2 ctl

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

Note: It isn't clear which Joseph Combs is represented by this entry. He is here for only 1 year. In 1785, Joseph Combs and wife Mary [Prichard?] of Stafford Co. sell land to Edward Luttrell.


1785 Personal Property Tax List (very light)

p.5 Combs Enniss...1wm>21, 2 black tithes, 4 blacks<16, 4 hr, 5 ctl
p.5 Combs Sarah....0wm>21, 2 black tithes, 2 black<16, 2 hr, 5 ctl
adj to:
p.5 Combs Richard..1wm>21, 1 hr, 5 ctl [smudged surname]

p.6 Combs Robert...2wm>21, 2 black tithes, 3 blacks<16, 3 hr, 3 ctl

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

Note: The entry for Richard Combs was smudged and should be considered suspect until further review. Robert Combs shows 2 tithable males in his household. Based on what we know about his children, he had no males that were old to be tithable nor any daughters married. The extra tithe was gone by 1786.


27 Nov 1786 Early Virginia Religious Petitions - Fauquier Co, VA - For repeal (image #11)
J[?]onah Coombs (first column)
Samuel Coombs (first column)

Source: Virginia State Library and Archives, Early Virginia Religious Petitions (Lib of Congress)


1786 Fauquier Co VA Deeds. John Combs, Sr. described as adjacent to new lands of Richard LUTTRELL in a Fauquier Co. VA Deed of 1786

(Researcher Larry Luttrell, LUTTRELL@cemr.wvu.edu)


Fauquier County, Va Personal Property Tax Lists

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

1786 Personal Property Tax List

p.6 Combs Robert....1wm, 3 black tithes, 3 blacks<16, 3 hr/m, 4 ctl
p.6 Combs Ennis......1wm, 3 black tithes, 5 blacks<16, 3 hr/m, 10 ctl
p.7 Combs Sarah.....0wm, 2 black tithes, 1 black<16, 2 hr/m, 4 ctl

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)


1787 Fauquier Co, VA Tax Lists

(1787 Census of VA, Fauquier Co, VA, Nettie Schreiner-Yantis, 1987)

Tax List A
22 Mar 1787
Combs, Ennis, tithed self; 3 blacks 16+; 5 blacks -16; 3 horses; 12 head of cattle.
Combs, Sarah, not tithable, 3 blacks 16+; 1 black -16; 1 horse; 5 head of cattle.

Notes: Sarah LUTTRELL, widow of John Combs, Jr., and Ennis Combs, her brother-in-law. Others listed on this same date were:

AUSTIN, Cornelius; BOWLING, John; BRAUGHAN, Lettace and Thomas; CHANDLER, Henry; CLERK, Elias; COCKS, Abraham, Henry, James and Thomas; CONWAY, Thomas; COOPER, Leonard and Richard; COPPAGE, Charles & William; CORAM, Catherine, Champ and Richard; COWLES, James; CROSBY, George, George Lee and William; CUMMINGS, Alexander, George, John, Thomas and William (3); DOUDLE, James; FOOTE, William; FORREST, James; GARRETT, Robert and GARRITT Robert; GEORGE, Benja., Benja, Jr. and Moses; GIBSON, Thomas; GRAY, Garret; GREEN, Jesse and Thomas; HARROL, William and HARROLD, Moses; HAWLEY, Francis; HICKERSON, William; HILL, Rossel O.; HOLLEY, Rauleigh; HOMES, James and HUMES, John; JONES, Darnall; KENNER, Robert and Rodham; LAURENCE, Edward, Richard and Rodham; LEE, Henry; LEWRIGHT, Robert; LUCAS, Phillip; LUTTRELL, Edward, John (2), Robert, Rodham and William; MARKHAM, John; McCOY, John; MILLER, Elizabeth; OLLIVER, Hezekiah and Laven; PAYNE, Benjamin; PETERS, Betty, James (2), John (2); PIERSON, John E.; PRIEST, Peter and Thomas; RALEY, Thomas; RED, Allen; ROE, Barnard; ROUSSOU, William; SINGER, John and William; SPILLER, Phillip, Samuel and William; STARK, James; SULLIVAN, Jonas; TANEILL(?), John R.; THORNBERRY, Samuel; THRELDKIL, Elijah and William; TRIPLET, Mary; WAGGONER, Peter; WAIT, Jane; WALLER, Charles and Silvanus; WICKLIF, Charles and David; WILSON, John; WINN, John; WOOD, James (2), John and William; YOUNG, Francis, John and Original.

Notes: Edward LUTTRELL witnessed deeds for Joseph Combs of Loudoun Co, VA; Fauquier property to Joseph Combs of Stafford

Tax List C
3/20/1787
COOMBS, Robert tithed self; 3 blacks 16+; 3 blacks -16; 2 horses; 5 head of cattle

Notes: RW Robert Combs of Frederick, Loudoun and Fauquier. Others listed on this same date:

AUSTIN, Edward; BARKER, John; BARKLEY, Daniel, John. Shadrick and Wm.; BIRD, Thomas; CARTER, Dail; COATS, Thomas; COX, Samuel; CRUPPER, John; DOHITY, Patrick; FAUBIR, John; FITZHUGH, Thos.; GLASCOCK, George, Hezekiah, John (2); Moses; Thomas (3) and William; GOORE, Mary; GREEN, Charles and Joseph; HAMRICK, Syas and William; HANSBOROUGH, Peter and Wm.; HINDS, Michael; HITT, Jessee; LAWS, John; LEONARD, Mathew; LLOYD, Geo. Edward; MORRISON, Daniel and Hugh; MUSHETT, John; NEALE, Thomas; PATTERSON, James; POLLARD, John; RECTOR, Benjamin, Elijah, Frederick, Henry, Henry, Sr., Jacob, Moses, Spencer and William; ROBERTSON, James; ROBINSON, John and Martha; SHACKLETT, Edwd.; SINGLETON, Wm.; SMITH, Joseph (2); STROTHER, Benja. and Reubin; SULLIVAN, James; TIFFIN, Henry; TURLEY, William; and WARREN, B. Love and Robert.


Fauquier County, Va Personal Property Tax Lists

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

1787 Personal Property Tax List

Note: The tax lists were split into three lists. The person charged with the tax was named, followed by the names of any free males over 16 and under 21, then the number of white male tithables. According to the Combs entries, there were no male Combs over 21 in the household other than those charged for the taxes. This year is also the first for Amos Combs.

List “A” - No Combs

List “B”

3/22 Sarah Combs (chrgd)...0wm>21, 0wm 16<21, 3 blacks>16, 1 black <16, 1 hr, 5 ctl
3/22 Ennis Combs (chrgd)....1wm>21, 0wm 16<21, 3 black>16, 5 blacks<16, 3 hr, 12 ctl

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)


21 Feb 1788 The Virginia Gazette and the Winchester Advertizer (newspaper) "Whereas my wife, Catherine ASHBY has eloped from my bed and board, for reasons unknown to me, I therefore forbid all persons whatever, from harbouring or dealing with her on my account, as I am determined not to pay any debts to her contracting." Signed: Robert ASHBY

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Dala Jo Cornett)

Notes: Catherine Combs & Robert ASHBY m in 1783, Fauquier County (See Marriage Bond and Prenuptial Agreement). No divorce record has been located. According to The Ashby Book, Descendants of Capt. Thomas Ashby of Virginia, Revised and Enlarged Edition, 1982, Compiled by Lee Fleming Reese, Catherine Combs was the d/o a Robert Combs (conflicting with the 1783 record; however, originals not yet viewed).


24 Sep 1788 William EDRINGTON & Nancy Combs, 24 Sep 1788, bondsman Ennis Combs

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds: 1759-1854 & Marriage Returns: 1785-1848 by John K. Gott) Note: a marriage CD lists date as 24 Sep 1798.

Notes: Nancy, d/o Ennis & Margaret ROUSSEAU Combs, m (2) William LUCKETT (See Ennis' 1828 will)

To Later Combs &c. Families of Fauquier Co, VA


Fauquier County, Va Personal Property Tax Lists

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

1788 Personal Property Tax List

List “A”

p.4 Cooms Amos (chrgd)…(no names of males >21), 1wm 16-21, 1 hr/mr

Note: SE Note: Amos, s/o Samuel and Mary WILKES Combs of Loudoun Co, VA. He first appeared in the 1787 Loudoun Co, tax list.

List “B”

Coombes Robert (chrgd)..(>21 - Robert Coombes) 1 wm 16-21, 3 blk>16, 1 blk 12<16, 2 hr/m   

Note: Robert Combs shows an extra male aged 16-21 (b c1767-72) in his household.

List “C”

4/1 Combs Sarah (chrgd)..(>21 Nimrod Combs) 1wm 16-21, 3 blk>16, 0blk 12<16, 1 hr/m
4/10 Combs Ennis (chrgd)..(>21 John Williams) 2wm 16-21, 4 blk>16, 0blk 12<16, 5 hr/m

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

Note: First appearance for Nimrod Combs (born by 1767), s/o of John Combs and Sarah LUTTRELL.

1789 Personal Property Tax List

List “A”

p.6, 6/6 Amos Cooms (no named males), 1wm, 0 blk>16, 0 blk 12<16, 2 hr/m

List “B”

Coombis Robert… (wm>21 Combs Robert), 1 wm, 3 blk>16, 0 blk 12<16, 2 hr/m

List “C”

3/28 Combs Ennis…(wm>21 blank), 1wm, 3 blk>16, 1 blk 12<16, 1 hr/m
3/28 Combs Sarah (wm>21 Combs Nimrod), 1wm, 2 blk>16, ?blk 12<16, ? hr/m

(Source: Original tax list on FHC Microfilm # 1782-1796, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)


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