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1790 (Fauquier Co, VA DB10:373 & 375) Joseph COMBS of Loudoun Co, VA to Robert ASHBY alias Combs, 158 a. and to Henry WASHINGTON of Prince William adj. 163 a.

(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))

Note: See 1758 Frederick Co, VA Record re Joseph Combs (II) "cohabitating in fornification with Sarah ASHBY. That record and the above are probably the basis for the belief that Joseph had a "natural son" named Robert. Based on his place of birth and earlier residences, this would appear to have probably been RW Robert Combs who was born in and resided in the same counties (Frederick and Loudoun) as Joseph Combs II until his move to Fauquier.


1790 (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Book 10, pp. 373 & 375) Joseph COMBS and wife Elizabeth, of Loudoun County, sell 265 acres on Dorrells Run to Joseph COMBS, Jr. of Stafford 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))


1790-1794. Fredericksburg, Virginia. Circuit Court. YOUNG vs COMBS. John YOUNG, Plaintiff vs. Cuthbert & Fielding COMBS. Deponent: Original YOUNG. Mentions Fauquier and Stafford Counties in ref. Brentown Baptist Meeting House and 1790 meeting of Baptist Association there.

(CITATION : Young vs Combs / 1794 / CR-DC-L / 388-82. Fredericksburg Court Records Digest, Fredericksburg Co, VA GenWeb Archives, presented by the Records Conservation Project in cooperation with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, abstracted by Researcher Barry McGhee, copyright 1996)


Fauquier County, Va Personal Property Tax Lists

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

1790 Personal Property Tax List

List “A”

3/30 Comes Robert (wm>16 Comes Robert) 1wm>16, 3 blk>16, 1 blk 12<16, 2 hr

List “B”

5/28 Coomes Amos (wm>16 blank) 1wm>16, 3 hr

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

Note: Amos may have been in later tax lists (not yet searched) but he was in Montgomery Co, VA by 1794.

SE Note: I do not seem to have a List C or else there were no Combs &c on the list. I made no note on my abstracts. Also, the abstracts stop in my records at 1790 although my notes indicate the film covered years 1782-1796. I may have just stopped abstracting since my focus at the time was on other families.


12 Nov 1791 Fauquier Co VA Marriage Bonds. Nimrod COMBS & Betsy Kenner MARKHAM, 12 Nov, 1791 bondsman Robert LUTTRELL

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds: 1759-1854 & Marriage Returns: 1785-1848 by John K. Gott) Notes: Another source shows 12 Nov 1789 [sic] marriage date.

Notes: Nimrod LUTTRELL alias Combs, s/o John and Sarah LUTTRELL Combs, Jr. A check needs to be made to determine if a parental consent was included in marriage records since otherwise, he was b bef 1771. Betty Kenner MARKHAM was the d/o Capt. James MARKHAM (Mason Co, KY Records)


19 Jun 1792-25 Jul 1798 (Fauquier WB1:130) Will of William ROUSAN [aka ROUSSEAU, etc.]. Wife Priscilla to have land during her life, at her decease to be divided between 3 children - Henry, Margaret COMBS, Nancy PETERS. Sons, John, William (wife Lydia), Henry (wife Sarah). Grandson, William ROUSAN (son of William), a Negro. Daughter Margaret COMBS (wife of Ennis), a Negro. Dau. Susannah PAYNE and husband, Benjamin PAYNE, to have possession of a Negro. Daughter Nancy and husband, John PETERS, to have a Negro woman. Gr. Dau. Betsy KERR to have slave after decease of wife. Exrs: wife, son Henry, Ennice [sic] Combs

(Abstracts of Wills, Admins & Marriages of Fauquier Co, VA, 1759-1800, King, GPC, Baltimore, 1980)

Notes: Margaret ROUSSEAU, d/o William and Priscilla MAUZEY Rousseau, m 1779, Fauquier, Ennis Combs, s/o John, Sr. and Seth. Also note that The Combes Genealogy… states that Mary, w/o Joseph Combs III (s/o John, Sr. and Seth) m a Mary ROUSSEAU. Seeking source for her surname (Clearly, she was not a daughter of William ROUSSEAU).


1794 Fauquier Co, VA Minute Book 11-101. Ennis COMBS, Ensign.

(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))


1797 Fauquier Co VA Poll List

Ennis Combs
Robert Combs

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from 1797-1799 Poll List, Fauquier County, VA, Caswell-Nash Chapter, DAR, 1982, Charlotte, NC Library, 17 Sept 1998)


1799 Fauquier Co VA Poll List

Nimrod Combs

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from 1797-1799 Poll List, Fauquier County, VA, Caswell-Nash Chapter, DAR, 1982, Charlotte, NC Library, 17 Sept 1998)

Notes: Nimrod, s/o John & Sarah LUTTRELL Combs, Jr., is not found in the 1810 Fauquier Co, VA census, and may be the same who is found in the 1810 Kanawha Co, VA Census. He has not been located in 1820 as yet, but was probably the same who appears in the 1840 Fauquier Co, VA census.


1799 Fauquier Co VA Personal Tax List

Taken from scanned images of the Fauquier County VA personal tax list for 1799 available at http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.com/~vataxlists/Fauquier/

DatePersons ChargableNames of free tytheablesnumber of tithesnegros over 16negros 14-16horses(other columns for stud horses, etc.)Each person's tax ($)
Group A, p. 4
Mar 12Combs, Robert153$2.56
Group B, p.52
Wilkinson, JoshuaJohn Combs211$0.56
Group C, p. 6
May 16Combs, SarahJohn Combs113 $0.80
May 15Cummins, Willis12$0.24
(Other Cummins: John, George, Zachariah, Peter)
Group C, p. 7
Jun 1Combs, EnnisSeth Combs2717$4.36

Submitted by Natalie McClendon


27 Jan 1800 (Fauquier Co VA Marriage Records) John HOPPER & Elizabeth COMBS, 27 Jan 1800, d/o Sary Combs

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

Notes: Elizabeth Combs was the d/o John & Sarah LUTTRELL Combs, Jr., and named in the 1832 Fauquier Co, VA will of her mother.


1800 Fauquier Co VA Tax District of Elias EDMONDS Junr

COMBS, Robert: 1 free male over 16; 2 horses owned; 2 tithable slaves over 16; 0 tithable slaves 12-16

(1800 Fauquier Co, VA Tax List, Fauquier Co, VA GenWeb Archives)

Notes: Still needed are other tax districts, particularly given that the 1800 Fauquier Co, VA Census is not extant.


1810 Fauquier County Virginia Census

[Page numbers added from Census Index to indicate possible proximity]

Page #Name-10
WM
-16
WM
-26
WM
-45
WM
45+
WM
-10
WF
-16
WF
-26
WF
-45
WF
45+
WF
Slaves
244David COMBS
(Free Negro)
250Robert COMBS-11-1--4-19
255Ennis COMBS1--211---120
255Sarah COMBS---1-----15

(Transcribed from microfilm copy by Combs Researcher Matt Combs 8 Feb 1997)

Additional Combs-Related records from the 1810 Fauquier Co, VA Census:

P. 263
BROWN, Manley: 10010-20010-00

Notes: David Combs has not yet been identified. Robert was the Revolutionary War Veteran. Ennis, s/o John & Seth BULLITT, Sr. and Sarah, Sarah LUTTRELL, widow of John Combs, Jr. The above Manley BROWN has not been identified; however, see an earlier Manly BROWN who m by 1730 a daughter of Phillip Combs of Westmoreland Co, VA.


abt 1811 Fauquier Co, VA. Born: William H. COMBS (1880 Jackson County, WV census)

Notes: According to some past researchers (seeking original source), the above William Henry Combs was the s/o a William Henry Harrison Combs, a printer, of Fauquier Co, VA. The 1880 Jackson Co, WV Census also lists William Henry's wife, Sarah, b abt 1817, as having been b in Fauquier, and these same researchers identify her as neè FLOWEREE. This William Henry Harrison Combs is thought to have possibly have also been the father of John Joseph Combs, printer, of Romney, Hampshire Co, VA (WV). Thus far, no record of any William Henry Harrison Combs has been located in Fauquier (or anywhere else). The only William Combs found in Fauquier Co, VA during this time period is the following.


19 Dec 1811 William COMBS & Sarah WICKLIFFE, daughter of David WICKLIFFE. No bondsman.

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

Note: A second transcription shows that the bondsman was David Combs, but does not list David WICKLIFFE, but was probably a typo.

Notes: William Rousseau Combs was the s/o Ennis & Margaret ROUSSEAU Combs. See Also Combs-Wickliffe Family Bible. Also note that William and Sarah named a son, David Wickliffe Combs.


29 Apr 1814 Fauquier Co VA Marriage Bonds. John W. BISHEAR & Frances H. COMBS, bondsman John COMBS

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

Notes: According to the IL SAR Biography of Valentine Harrison SURGHNOR, b 8 Feb 1847, Pruntytown, Va. [Taylor County, WV], he was the s/o Valentine Harrison & Mary BRASHEAR Surghnor, gs/o John W. and Frances Combs Brashear [sic], and ggs/o RW Robert & Sarah LINTIN [LINTON] Combs. Who was the bondsman, John Combs? Could he have been the male b 1784-1795 in Robert's 1810 census household?


30 Jul 1814 Fauquier Co VA War of 1812 Service. Seth COMBS. Affidavit of Lewis SHUMATE (s/o John & Tabitha DODSON Shumate, b ca1772, Fauquier VA; d 4/5, 1861, Warrenton, Fauquier Co VA), served in Capt. Seth COMB'S Co., 85th Regt., Virginia Militia

(Pension Application, Dodsons of Northfarnum Parish, Vol. I, Silas Lucas, Sherrill Williams, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1988, p. 165)

Notes: s/o Ennis and Margaret ROUSSEAU Combs. Marriages? Issue? Death?


6 Oct 1814 William SHACKLETT & Sarah Ann COMBS. s/o Edward SHACKLETT; d/o Robert Combs

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

Notes: Sarah Ann, the d/o RW Robert COMBS by his first wife, Sarah LINTON, according to (1) his great-granddaughter, Mrs. Martha Glenn Baer (DAR Lineages, Volume 41); and (2) Mrs. Mary Roberta STRINGER Cooney, his great-great granddaughter (DAR Lineages, Volume 89).


17 Feb 1815 Fauquier Co VA Marriage Bonds. Spencer GLASSCOCK & Ann COMBS, 17 Feb 1815 bondsman John COMBS

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


4 Jan 1817 Fauquier Co VA Marriage Bonds. John COOMBS & Artemesia B. RALLS, 4 Jan 1817 d/o Kenaz RALLS

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

Notes: Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff adds that one Kenaz RALLS (the same?) m Sally BROWN, d/o Joshua BROWN (d 1780-9, Stafford Co, VA) and Alice LUNSFORD. Sally BROWN Ralls' sister, Cicey, m William KENDALL III, s/o William and Jemima KIRK Kendall, Jr., and gs/o William and Elizabeth Combs Kendall. See what may be Artemisia in the 1840 and 1850 Stafford Co, VA Census. John has not been identified as yet.


21-23 Dec 1819 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. James COMBS & Betsy PAYNE, 21 Dec 1819 by Nathaniel GROVES/GRAVES. Elizabeth aka Betsy, d/o Benjamin PAYNE. Marriage returned 23 Dec 1819

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


22 May 1820 Fauquier Co, VA Guardian Bonds. Seth COMBS, guardian of Margaret EDRINGTON orphan of William EDRINGTON, dec'd, 22 May 1820 $3000.....

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County Virginia Guardian Bonds 1759-1871 by John K. Gott)

22 May 1820 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. Benjamin COMBS & Margaret A. EDRINGTON, 22 May 1820 by Thornton STRINGFELLOW (Baptist). Margaret ward of Seth Combs

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

27 Nov 1820 Fauquier Co, VA Guardian Bonds. Seth COMBS, guardian of William EDRINGTON orphan of William EDRINGTON, dec'd, 27 Nov 1820 for $3000. Security Benjamin COMBS JP; William BOWER, Edward DIGGES, James PICKETT, John P. SMITH. witn: John A.W. SMITH

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County Virginia Guardian Bonds 1759-1871 by John K. Gott)

Notes: Benjamin, s/o Joseph & Mary PRITCHETT Combs, m (1) Margaret A. EDRINGTON (See 1820 Stafford Co, VA Census); m (2) Margaret (widow of?) PRITCHETT. Margaret EDRINGTON was the d/o William and Nancy Combs Edrington, the latter the d/o Ennis and Margaret ROUSSEAU Combs.


1820 Fauquier County Virginia Census

(Page #'s from Census Index added to indicate possible proximity)

Page #Name-10
WM
-16
WM
16-18
WM
16-26
WM
26-45
WM
45+
WM
-10
WF
-16
WF
-26
WF
26-45
WF
45+
WF
Slaves
???Ennis Combs----11----110 - - 24
???Robt Combs1--1-12--116 - - 10
046John Combs1---1-1--1-3- - 3
102Sarah Combs1---12---14 - - 6
103Robert Combs1--1-111-117 - - 10

(Transcribed by Matt C. Combs from microfilm copy of 1820 census, 8 Feb 1997)

MCC Notes:

  1. Burr Combs (no information provided, just a name in the margin)
  2. Robert Combs and Robt Combs appear to be the same person
  3. The Slave information was condensed into 1 figure.

22 Jun 1820 Henry GLASSCOCK & Jane COMBS, bondsman Spencer GLASSCOCK

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


12 Oct 1821 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. Burr COMBS & Cathrine WELCH, 12 Oct, 1821 by William WILLIAMSON (Presbyterian). Cathrine d/o Sylvester WELCH. Marriage Return 16 Oct 1821

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds: 1759-1854 & Marriage Returns: 1785-1848 by John K. Gott) See 1850 Census Notes.


1823? (Fauquier Co VA Loose Papers, Chancery Causes, ID: 1217, Record Location: 1823-001, Box 29). County Court of Chancery. Burr COMBS, defendant. Wm. H. HAMPTON'S Admrs. (John HAMPTON and George LOVE),Plaintiffs.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Ann Musser)


1826? (Fauquier Co VA Loose Papers, Chancery Causes, ID: 1316, Record Location: 1826-003, Box 34). County Court of Chancery. Burr COMBS and John GIBSON, Jr., defendants. Wm. HAMPTON'S Admrs. (John HAMPTON and George LOVE), plaintiffs. End Date:1-1826 Decree.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Ann Musser)


6 Feb 1827-25 Aug 1828 Fauquier Co, VA WB 10:394. Will of Ennis COMBS. Names wife, Margaret, daughter, Nancy LUCKETT, son, Seth COMBS, son, William Rousseau COMBS, granddaughter, Margaret A. COMBS.

(Edna F. Hightower Collection)

Notes: Ennis, s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr., h/o Margaret ROUSSEAU. What happened to his son, Seth? His daughter, Nancy m (1) William EDRINGTON by whom she had Margaret, who m in 1820, Benjamin Combs, s/o Joseph & Mary PRITCHETT Combs III.


10 Apr - Aug 1828 (Fauquier Co VA Loose Papers, Land Records, Unrecorded Deeds, ID: 653, Record Location: 1828-010, Box: 14) James COMBS, Grantor to Wm. E. ALEXANDER. (Prince William Co, VA). Unrecorded deed. Dated 4-10-1828, Proved 8-1828 Proved

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Ann Musser)


1830 US Census Index, Fauquier Co, VA

p. 407
line14: Sarah Combs 1 f 15-20; 1 f 60-70
line 19: Margaret Combs 1 m 50-60; 1 f 15-20; 1 f 70-80
line 23: Sarah Combs f 70-80
line 24: Munrod Combs [probably Nimrod] 1 m 50-60; 2 f <5; 1 f 30-40
line 25: John Cooper, M:1 40-50; 1 50-60; F: 1 15-20; 1 30-40; 1 40-50

p. 450
Burr Combs

p. 452
Robert Combs

Notes: John Cooper is listed here because Sarah Luttrell Combs' will in 1833 mentions a daughter Sally Cooper (Natalie McClendon)


21 Aug 1832 Revolutionary War Veteran Robert COMBS, applied for his pension on 21 Aug 1832, Fauquier Co VA, declaring he was aged 79 (b ca 1753), and born near Berry Ferry on the Shenandoah River in Frederick Co, Virginia; entered into service seven different periods, first enlisments in Loudoun Co, VA 1775 to at least 1777, with first listed Fauquier County enlistment in the Spring of 1781. Approved 17 Jun 1833.


27 Mar - 28 Aug 1833 (Fauquier Co VA WB13, 1832-1835 - Sally COMBS will.

In the Name of God Amern. I Sally COMBS of the County of Fauquier and State of Virginia Being weak in body but sound mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed for all men one to die make and ordain this is my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others in manner and form following.

Viz: I request my body to be decently buried at the descretion of my executor hear after named and after my funeral expenses and just debts are performed and paid I will and dispose of whate worldly treaure it hath pleased God to bless me with in manner and form following Viz:

Item 1 To my daughter Betsy HOPPER I give and bequeath Ten Dollars provided she be lving at my death if not to be equally divided between my three children hereafter mentioned.

Item 2 To Julia COOPER I give and bequeath thirty dollars as a compensation to her for her trouble with me.

Item 3. To my son Nimrod COMBS and daughter Behethelon CUMMINS and daughter Sally COOPER, I give and bequeath the remainder of my estate all and every thing real and personal to be equally divided among them in a way I shall hereafter name.

Item 4. My wish is that my son Nimrod COMBS shall not have his part to dispose of as he may wish but that it remain when collected in the hands of my executor for the benefit of my son Nimrod COMBS and that my executor let him have it at his own discretion in sutch things as he may stand in need of in the same way with his three children by his last wife.

Item 5 I wish m executor to hold in his hands when collected the part belonging to my daughter Sally COOPER for her benefit to let her have at his descretion and if thre be anything left after her death I wish it to be equally divided between her male and female children.

Item 6. My wish is that my executor shall not pay interest on the money when collected belonging to my son Nimrod COMBS and daughter Sallyy COMBS except he lowes [loans] it out or appropriates it to his own benefit.

And last I do hereby constitute and appoint my grandson John C. CUMMINS Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made satisfying and confirming this as my last.

In witness whereof I hereunto Sat my hand and Seal this the twenty seventh of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Attested by us in presence of the above Sally COMBS and at her requeast. s/Sally Combs (Her X Mark). Wits: Frederick LUCKETT (Seal), Elijah CUMMINS, Wm. E. WALLER, David W. COMBS.

At a Court held for Fauqier County on the 28th day of August 1833.

This last will and testament of Sally COMBS, deceased was proved to the oaths of Frederick LUCKETT, Elijah CUMMINS, William E. WALLEER and David W. COMBS witnesses thereto, and on the motion of John C. CUMMINS, ordered to be recorded. John C. CUMMINS, the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with William F. PHILLIPS and Frederick G. PHILIPS his securities intered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of four thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs.

Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. The Securities having justified. test. A. MARSHALL, C.C. (From a transcription by Mrs. Opal T. Combs, provided by Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas)

BR Notes: I am not sure if the spelling errors were original or were made by the copier. Mrs. Opal Combs continued in her letter to me: "… no mention is made of John Combs III nor the daughter Helan. According to Col. Brooke Payne's Paynes of Virginia, Benj. PAYNE married (1) Susannah ROUSSEAU; and (2) Helen Combs, by whom he had 5 children: Elizabeth PAYNE who married her cousin James Combs 21 Dec 1819 Fauquier Co., Va; Jane PAYNE who married Silas BRYANT 19 July 1825 Fauquier Co.; Betty PAYNE who m. Elijah THORNBERRY; and William PAYNE. The Payne book, which I have not read, also mentions that Helen had a sister Mrs. CALAMORE. I wonder if she was meant to be CUMMINS and misread? Susannah ROUSSEAU Payne's sister, Margaret, married Ennis Combs."

Ed Notes: Sarah LUTTRELL, widow of John Combs, Jr. Of her children: Elizabeth Combs m 27 Jan 1800, Fauquier, John HOPPER; Nimrod m (1) 12 Nov 1791, Fauquier, Elizabeth Kenner MARKHAM, who was deceased by Sep 1832 (Mason Co, KY Records); Hetheland apparently m a CUMMINGS, but which? Sarah's marriage to CUMMINGS not located. Was Julia her daughter? Witness David Wickliffe Combs was s/o William Rousseau and Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs.


1835 Federal Pension Rolls. Robert Combs, Fauquier Co, VA, private, Virginia Continental Line. $59.22 annual allowance, $177.66 amount received. Pension started Jun 17, 1833, age 81 [b ca 1752].


1838 COMBS, Nancy. Virginia. 121, #6958, "The 'Lost' Pensions, Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 Apr 1838," Craig R. Scott, CGRS, Willow Bend Books, Lovettsville, Virginia, 1996.

Notes: Who is this? Record needs to be ordered. There is a Nancy COMBEE [sic] on the 1830 Halifax Co VA Census, and a Nancy COMBS on the 1840 Fauquier Co, VA Census (see below). Not known as yet if one of these.


24 Sep 1839-24 Feb 1840 Fauquier Co, VA Will Book 16 p. 318. David WICKLIFFE Will (1839).

In the name of God amen. I David WICKLIFFE of the county of Fauquier and State of Virginia do make and declare this to be my last will and testament viz.

1st I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaretta Susan WICKLIFFE, my slaves WINNEY, CAROLINE, and JACOB, to her and her heirs forever.

2d I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Ann WICKLIFFE my slaves CHARLOTTE, ELIZABETH, CARTER , to her and her heirs forever.

3d I give and bequeath to my daughter Mildred Sarah WICKLIFFE my slaves AMANDA, commonly called PUSS, MOLLY and DICK, to her and her heirs forever.

4. I give and bequeath to my son Andrew Jackson WICKLIFFE my slaves VIRGINIA and JOSEPH to him and his heirs forever.

5th I give and bequeath to my son Robert Horace WICKLIFFE my slaves BILLY and JAMES, to him and his heirs forever.

6. I give and bequeath to my son Leonard Kinnick WICKLIFFE, my slave HARRISON to him and his heirs forever.

As the slave property herein devised to my daughters exceed in value that given to my sons, it is my will and desire that my executors here in after named shall sell my land devised to me by my father, and out of the money arising from such sale, to pay to my sons or either of them proportionably a sum sufficient to supply or make up to them the difference in value between the slave property devised to my sons and that devised to my daughters, and to divide the surplus if any, of the money arising from the sale of my land equally among all of my children. But, if the money arising from the sale of my land and perishable property be not sufficient to supply or make up that difference to them, then in that event, I desire that any further sum that may be necessary for that purpose, may be raised out of the future increase of the female slaves devised to my daughters proportionably, all the balance of my estate of whatever nature or kind it may be, I desire to be equally divided among all my children. Finally I desire that all my just debts may be paid, and do hereby constitute, nominate and appoint my friends Seth COMBS and Kinnick (or Kenrick) Enes COMBS executors of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 24th day of September 1839. "the word sum interlined before signing" David WICKLIFFE. Acknowledged in presence of Thomas W. COWNE. Elijah CUMMINS. Richard LUCKETT. Jephthal B. CUMINS.

At a Court held for Fauquier Co. on the 24th day of February 1840 This last will and testament of David WICKLIFFE deceased was proved in open Court by the oaths of Elijah CUMMINS and Jephthal or Jephthah B. CUMMINS.

(File contributed for use to Fauquier Co, VA GenWeb Archives by Judy Wright. See Copyright Restrictions)


1840 Fauquier Co, VA Census Index

Leeds Twp

p. 189, line 13
Combs, Nancy, free colored person, F 55-100 yo

p. 190, line 2
Combs, Burr 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 1 0 1

p. 190, line 5
Combs Robert 1 M 80-90; F: 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1

Hamilton Twp

p. 240,
Combs, Seth, M: 1@ 50-60; F: 1@30-40; 1@80-90

Note: All listings in this census are organized alphabetically by first letter of last name, so position is not necessarily a clue to neighbors. (Natalie McClendon)


20 Jan 1842 Fauquier Co, VA Will Book 19 p. 34. David WICKLIFFE 's estate to K. E. COMBS, exer. [In left Margin says D. WICKLIFF Jr exor. afc.] 1842 Jany 20 By Balance per commissioners settlement due to day 334.39 and Received of Sheriff for 2 Bonds 172.17 from Richard LUCKETT

(File contributed for use to Fauquier Co, VA GenWeb Archives by Judy Wright. See Copyright Restrictions)


February 27 1844. Fauquier County, Virginia Court. Ordered that Harvey B. RALLS, Robert PAYNE, James PAYNE and Jephtha B. CUMMINS or any two of them, being first sworn, do state, settle and adjust the account of Kinrick E. COMBS exor of David WICKLIFFE Jr. deceased, and report the same to the court. A copy Teste A. J. MARSHALL, Clk.

(File contributed for use to Fauquier Co, VA GenWeb Archives by Judy Wright. See Copyright Restrictions)

Notes: Kendrick Ennis Combs, b ca 1814, Virginia, s/o William Rousseau and Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs, appears on the 1850 Stafford Co, VA Census.


25 Mar 1850 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds Seth R. COMBS & Louise L. ESKRIDGE, 25 Mar 1850, no bondsman

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

Notes: Seth R. Combs m (1) Louisa M. ESKRIDGE [sic] according to the Combs-Wickliffe family bible and records. He was the s/o William Rousseau & Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs and he and his wife are found in his mother's 1850 Stafford Co, VA Census HH.


1850 US Census, Fauquier Co, VA

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Ashby District

84-87 Oswell CARTER 36 Va manager
Emily 33 VA
Jane COMBS 56 VA
Catherine COMBS 19 Ohio
Richard G. CARTER 10 VA
Jno. E. CARTER 8 VA
Mary J. CARTER 5 VA
Sarah C. 11/12 VA

Notes: Oswell and Emily Combs Carter m 10 Oct 1838, Loudoun Co, VA. Emily's ancestry remains unknown although it appears highly possible that the above Jane might be her mother? Could she have been Jane BOLLING who m Israel Combs in Loudoun on 9 Feb 1815?

p. 227

393/402 Baly CARVER 45, M, W, Farmer VA
Polly 45, F, W VA
Jno F GLASCOCK 30, M, W, Farmer VA
Mildred 25, F, W VA

(Source: Original Images 1850 census, Ancestry.com)

Note: Living next to Nimrod Ashby

p. 239, Sept 19, 1850

568/583 William CARVER 30 or 35, M, W, Farmer, RE=$300 VA
Catharine 30, F, W VA
Sarah A, 6, F, W VA
James, 4, M, W VA
Edmonia E, 2, F, W VA
Charles W, 11/12, M, W VA
Susan GLASCOCK 25, F, W VA
William JAMES 19, M, W, Laborer VA

(Source: Original Images 1850 census, Ancestry.com)

Note: Catharine CARVER, d/o of Spencer GLASCOCK and Ann L Combs (d/o of Robert Combs and Sarah LINTON). Susan GLASCOCK, sister to Catharine.

Turner District

May 1850

316/318 Burr COMBS 53 Va farmer
Catherine A. 44 VA
Crawford 25 Va none
John 22 VA
Alfred L. HOE? 22 Va School teacher

Notes: Burr COMBS m 12 Oct 1821, Fauquier Co, VA, Catherine A. WELCH, d/o Sylvester. See Burr & Catherine A. Combs in the Combs Bible Record of their (son?) John Linton COMBS and his wife, Frances A. WELCH, who m 18 Feb 1858.

476/478 Henry GLASCOCK 60 farmer 5025 VA
Jane 65 VA
Sarah A. 35 VA
Virginia A. 26 VA
Ann L. 55 f VA
Benjn. 71 none VA

Notes: Jane Linton Combs (b c1785), d/o of Robert Combs (d 1842) and Sarah LINTON. Jane Combs and Henry GLASCOCK married 2 June 1820 (Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Records). See also James GLASSCOCK w/Samuel COMBS in Loudoun Co, VA. Jane does not appear to be the same spouse in Henry's 1860 Fauquier Co. census record. Sister Ann L Glascock (b c1795), widow of Spencer GLASCOCK living with her. Jane Linton and her sister Ann L fully documented as children of Robert Combs. See family report for RW Robert Combs and Sarah LINTON.

681/683 Behethelen Cummins 74 f $1120 b. VA
Sarah Eskridge 31 f VA
Jeffrey B. Cummins 46 m Manager VA
Frances Eskridge 21 f VA

Notes: Behethelon Combs (d/o John and Sarah Luttrell Combs) m. Willis Cummins 24 Dec 1793 Fauquier Co, VA. John Eskridge m. Sarah Cummins 6 Oct 1824 (The age above is too young to be this Sarah Cummins. Or is age incorrect?) Also see will of Samuel L. Eskridge below.

682/684 Robert Payne 40 m VA and family

20 Sep 1850

689/691 Peggy COMBS (72?) f $7800 VA
Margaret (Ann? or a last name unreadable) 46 f VA

[this household very hard to read; would like a second opinion on it]

Submitted by Combs &c researcher Natalie McClendon

Notes: Who is Peggy Combs?


19 Jan 1852 Fauquier Co, VA Marriage Bonds. David W. COMBS & Margaret E. LUCKETT, 19 Jan 1852. No bondsman listed.

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

Notes: David Wickliffe Combs, b 19 Feb 1816, s/o William Rousseau and Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs.


28 May 1853 Fauquier County, Virginia Will Book 25 page 350 . Wm COCKRELL deceased. Appraisement $793.00 1 Horse John COMBS $27.00 1 Horse J T MOFFETT $22.00 1 Saddle Peyton BALL $ 4.00 1 Cow & Calf Thomas COCKRELL $16.00 1 Bull P H SMITH $11.95 1 Steer Thomas COCKRELL $ 5.75 1 Negro Woman John COCKRELL $35.00 Thomas COCKRELL son Administrator of William COCKRELL estate.

(Researcher Jim Burgess, contributed to Fauquier Co, VA GenWeb Archives)


18 Aug 1853 The Register of Births and Deaths for Fauquier Co. 1853-1896 (microfilm) at the Fauquier Public Library

Mrs. Peggy Combs, White, Female, Age 96 yrs, August 18, 1853, Cause: Old Age
Information obtained from Margaret A. Combs

Notes: I believe this to be Margaret Rousseau Combs, widow of Ennis Combs because
a. age ties with what is known of her approximate bithdate
b. Per 1850 census, this Combs household (Mrs. Peggy & Margaret A.) lived in the vicinity of known early Combs land i.e southeastern Fauquier.
c. Ennis Combs in his will, had requested his granddaughter, Margaret A. to live with her grandmother. (Bill Peters)


10 April 1856 Will Book A, page 388 Fauquier County, Virginia

I Samuel L. Eskridge being in perfect mind, but in unusual weak state of health do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say.

Item 1st. I will to my beloved sister, Julia, my servant woman Eliza, and her increase for the use of her and her children forever.

Item 2nd. I will to my nephew William Samuel Combes the amount of money that I might be entitled to receive from the sale of land to Osias (?) Oliver which money I desire to be placed in the hands of Kenrick E. Combs to be put at interest, which interest together with the principal is to be expended upon the education of my said nephew, when he shall arrive at the age of sixteen years.

Item 3. I will and bequeath to my brother in law Seth R. Combs my library.

Item 4th. I wish my horse sold and the proceeds forwarded to F.E. Edwards at Richmond for the Methodist Episcopal Tract Cause South.

Item 5. The bond I have against Meredith Eskridge to be collected and the money applied to the payment of my debts.

I hereby appoint my brother in law William A. Smith my executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills. Given under my hand this 21st day of August 1855.

B.C. Combs
Walter Hore Saml. L. Eskridge
Wm Barber

Accepted for probate April 10, 1856

(Submitted by Bill Peters)

Note: We know from this will that this is the brother of Louisa L. ESKRIDGE who was m. to Seth Rousseau COMBS until her death in 1852 after which he married Sarah Elizabeth EDRINGTON, but does anyone know who the parents of Louisa and Samuel were?(Anne)


27 Apr 1857 Fauquier Co, VA Guardian Bonds. Kenrick E. COMBS appointed guardian of William S. COMBS infant son of Seth R. COMBS under the age of 14 years. 27 Apr 1857 for $700 Security Seth R. Combs

(Extracted from Fauquier County Virginia Guardian Bonds 1759-1871 by John K. Gott) SW: William R. COMBS


16 Apr 1876 Fauquier Co, VA Death Records, Page 3. COMBS, Burr. Date of death: April 16, 1876.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Barbara S. Mathews from Death Records Indexing Project, Virginia Genealogical Society)


14 Mar 1878 Fauquier Co, VA Death Records, Page 2. COMBS, Jno. L. Date of death: March 14, 1878.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Barbara S. Mathews from Death Records Indexing Project, Virginia Genealogical Society)


1860 Fauquier Co, VA Census

Sw Revenue Dist

Warrenton PO

p. 49/185 , July 13, 1860

388/369 John L FANT, 71, M, Farmer, RE=$36,880, PP=$13,600, b VA Lucy E D M, 69, F, Housekeeping, b VA Narcissa B JONES, 80, F, b VA Cecelia, 45, F, Sewing, b VA Margaret A Combs, 45, F, ditto for sewing, PP=$20,000, b VA Lucy JONES, 40, F, ditto for sewing, b VA

Note: Appears to be Margaret A Combs, granddaughter of Ennis Combs.

Salem PO

p. 65/201, , July 19, 1860

506/485 Ann L GLASSCOCK, 65, F, Weaver, RE=$600, PP=$2000, b VA Virginia A, 30, F, Weaver, b VA Sarah A, 38, F, Weaver, b VA

(Source: Original images 1860 census, Ancestry.com)

Note: Ann L Combs, d/o of Robert and Sarah LINTON Combs.

Paris PO

p. 124/260, , Aug. 26, 1860

958/927 Benjamin Combs, 70, M, B, Laborer, PP=$100, b VA

Ne Revenue Dist

PO Middleburg

p. 47, , July 9, 1860

360/335 John L Combs, 32, M, Farmer, RE=$25,000, PP=$26,535, b VA Fanny, 27, F, b VA Ada P, 1, F, b VA Ivan LUNCEFORD, 30, M, Overseer, b VA

Note: John Linton Combs married 2/18/1858 Frances Ann WELCH per family Bible record.

361/226 Burr Combs, 63, M, Gentleman, PP=$300, b VA Catharine 56, F, b VA Crawford 30?, M, b VA

PO Bristersburg

p. 116, , Sept 15, 1860

892/815 Hendrick Combs, 46, M, Farmer, RE=$23,500, PP=$56,320

Note: Living next door to Sally B Ralls.

PO Bristersburg

p. 126, Sept. 3, 1860

987/905 William Combs, 38, M, Farmer, RE=$100, PP=$760, b VA Mary A, 31, F, b VA Jane, 4, F, b VA Aphni, 2, M, b VA

988/906 Artimitia Combs, 65, F, Widow, PP=$50, b VA Emma, 36, F, b VA

Notes: Artimisia RALLS Combs, widow of John Combs (s/o of John Combs Jr & Sarah LUTTRELL) with daughter Emma and living next door to son William Combs. They were in Stafford Co. in 1850. By 1870, Emma is back in Stafford Co. with a Phineas (age 9). She may never have married. William is also living near but has a different wife and young children.


1880 Fauquier Co, VA Census

William CARVER Self M Male W 60 Farmer VA VA VA Catherine Wife M Female W 62 Keeps House VA VA VA Sarah Dau S Female W 30 At Home VA VA VA Charles Son S Male W 26 At Home VA VA VA Melissa Dau S Female W 20 At Home VA VA VA Clara A. Dau S Female W 19 At Home VA VA VA

Note: Catherine, d/o of Spencer Glascock and Ann L Combs (d/o of RW Robert Combs & Sarah Linton)


Cemetery Records

Marshall, Fauquier County, VA. Transcribed by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from photographs of Tombstones.

Tombstone 1, 4 sides (3 with inscriptions)

Side 1
Frances Ann Combs Born Nov 28, 1832 Died Dec 30, 1902
Ada Patterson Combs Born Jan 6, 1858 Died Sept 2, 1918
Janett Linton FOLEY Born Aug 2, 1864 Died Sept 14, 1918

Side 2
Catherine C. Combs 1870 - 1958
Virginia E. WARREN 1876 - 1961

Side 3
Beverly B. Combs 1867 - 1936
Paul Combs 1875 - 1939

Tombstone 2 (all names from top to bottom)

Agnes (Abner?) L. ? Ha??E (hard to read from photo)
Catherine Combs
Burr Combs
John L. Combs
Crawford Combs
Dixie Combs

Notes: See the John Linton and Frances Ann WELCH Combs Bible Record


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