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Halifax County, VA was established in 1752 from Lunenburg Co VA. Descendant Counties include Pittsylvania in 1767.


It does not appear that any Combs were in Lunenburg in 1752, but an unidentified William Combs was in Halifax Co by 1756, and a George Combs by ca1768 who appears to be the same who came via Lunenburg from Amelia Co VA. A Mason Combs was in Pittsylvania Co VA in 1767, but not found in earlier Halifax or afterward in Pittsylvania (He may have been Mason Combs, Sr. who was in Rowan Co, NC by 1768). Both William Combs & George Combs owned land on or in the vicinity of Birches Creek, which is on the county line of Halifax & Pittsylvania. We have not learned yet what happened to William Combs' land, and the purchases and sales of George Combs' land don't "add up." As a result, the Combs Land of Birches Creek has become part of our Combs Deed Mapping Project (Note: For the time being, abstracts of the Combs Land Records in Halifax will be included both here and in our Combs Land of Birches Creek Report, where more detailed records and records of neighboring land will also be included).

See New (16 May 1991) Report for John Combs I of Amelia

Coming Shortly: New Combs Research Reports for George & Phoebe Combs of Amelia, Lunenburg and Halifax Cos, VA and Southern Combs-Dodson Connections


21 Nov 1755 (Halifax Co VA Patents 32:651) Thomas COMER 450 A on both sides of Stewards Cr. and adj. WALLS land. (Combs &c. Land of Virginia)


10 Jul 1757 Halifax Co VA Patents 36:1063) Thomas COMER 348 A on Peters Cr. (ibid.)

Notes: See also 1781


19 Nov 1756 (Halifax Co. Plea Bk 2:184) William Combs is appointed surveyor of the road leading from Burches Cr. to Sandy Cr. Ordered that the male laboring tithables belonging to Jos. TERRY clear the same from the top of the hill on Burches Cr. to the top of the hill on Sandy Cr. & keep the same in repair. (HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, COURT ORDERS 1755-1758. T. L. C. Genealogy (Plea Book No. 2, Part I)

5th Apr. 1757 Surveyed for William COMES 400 ac of Land on a br. of Sandy Br. beginning at a Beech on the __ thence in New Lines. Sh WALLON' (Marian Dodson Chiarito, M.D. (1988) Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, The Clarkton Press, Nathalie, VA, p. 62)

Notes: Also a landowner on Sandy Creek was William PAIN who patented 400 acres on the South Fork of the Sandy River as early as 1747. This William PAYNE was the f/o Daniel PAYNE who m Sylvy Combs, and who later resided in Hawkins & Warren Cos TN. (The Combs have not been found together with the PAYNES of Halifax County, however, so it is not known when they first became acquainted). According to Chiarrito, this land became part of Pittsylvania Co, VA.


20 Oct. 1763 (Halifax Co, VA COB4:220). The church wardens of Antrim pa. bind Barton Combs a poor orphan of William Combs to William LAWSON. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #4) 1763-64 (original on FHC microfilm #0031920)). Note: See also Halifax Co, VA GenWeb for transcription of 1763-174 Halifax Co, VA Bound Children/Orphans

Notes: Although the above implies that William Combs died, no estate inventory has been found. Did he die elsewhere than in Halifax? If so, what happened to his property and/or was George Combs an elder child (much elder, apparently). See also a much later (1830) Barton a.k.a. Burton Combs of Meade Co, KY.


1766 Halifax Co, VA Tax Lists. Question: Was one extant? A Mason Combs appears on 1767 Pittsylvania Co, VA tax list (Pitt est. from Halifax in 1767). If so, was Mason Combs on this list?


18 Dec 1766-21 Mary 1767 (Halifax Co VA 06-363) Joseph TERRY and wife Judith to Thomas DODSON for 50 pds., 400 acres on both sides Birch Creek, Being part of a larger tract granted to TERRY in 1765 which was part of a large tract granted to Hugh MOORE in 1760. Wits: John CREEL, Lazarus DODSON, Raughley DODSON. Rec: 21 Mary 1767

Note: Thomas DODSON'S son, Jesse, m in Halifax in 1793, Judah Combs, d/o George & Phoebe Combs, formerly of Amelia > Lunenburg Cos VA (See Below for more). Joseph TERRY'S daughter, Mary, married Wm. OWINS of Halifax, and they later removed to Wilkes Co, NC. Witness Rawleigh DODSON was a cousin to Thomas DODSON, and both later removed to Hawkins Co, TN where Raleigh DODSON owned land on Dodson's Creek on the Holston River, Hawkins Co TN which he had acquired from Mark MITCHELL, and which he sold in 1794 to Robert BROWN who sold same in 1797 to Martin & Sarah Combs Johnson in 1797.


03 Jun 1768 - 18 Aug 1768 (Halifax Co VA DB7:223) 6/3/1768 Lewis JENKINS of Pittsylvania to Shadrack GOING of Halifax of polecat creek, bounded by ECHOL, main creek, Robert WALTON, ANDERSON. wits: Thomas LOVELACE, George Combs, Benajah PARKER, William MAYS. all proved and rec. 8/18/1768. (M. D. Chiarito extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg)

Notes: The above is the earliest record of George Combs whom we believe to have probably been the son of John Combs of Amelia, and to have come to Halifax Co by way of Lunenburg, making See Also Pittsylvania Co VA where one Seth GOING is listed close to an unidentified Betsy Combs on the 1782 tax list, and note that the Estate File of William RIDGE of Surry Co NC, son-in-law of Mason Combs, Sr. includes depositions indicating RIDGE has a brother-in-law GOWIN (a.k.a. GOING, GOIN). See Combs-Lovelace in later Wilkes Co NC where our research is overwhelmed [sic] with multiple George Combs. See Also Combs-Lovelace also in early Talbot County, MD


1768 Halifax Co, VA Poll Lists

p. 19 (op:403) 1768 Col. Nathaniel TERRY's List

Thos. COMER

p. 28 (op:409) Walter COLES" List

John COMER

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll And Tithables Lists, abstracted by Mary Bondurant Warren, Heritage Papers, 1991. Author's Note: "These poll lists were found in Halifax Deed Book 3")


06 Apr 1769 (Halifax VA Patents 38:561) John COMER 290 A on the W side of Peter's Cr. adj. BYRD'S land. (Combs &c. Land of Virginia)

Note: This "might" be a John COMES as George Combs of Halifax/Pittsylvania Cos VA also had land adj. to BYRD.


Oct. 1770 (Halifax Co, VA COB7-1:55). George Combs v Philip DENNUM [could not read rest of entry]. Cont. to next court. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #7 1770-72 and #8 1773-4 original on FHC microfilm #031922)). SW: DENHAM


Mar. 1771 (Halifax Co, VA COB7-1:76 & 147) George Combs defined as assignee of Moses ECHOLS who as assignee of Benj. ECHOLS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #7 1770-72 and #8 1773-4 original on FHC microfilm #031922)).


21 Mar. 1771 (Halifax Co, VA COB7-1:80). George Combs appointed surveyor of road and directed to use the male tithables of Moses HENDRICK, William ECHOLS Senr, and others. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #7 1770-72 and #8 1773-4 original on FHC microfilm #031922)).


18 Apr 1771 (Halifax Co VA DB8:192) William WYNNE and Mary his wife of Pittsylvania Co to George Combs of Halifax 90L and diverse other good causes 398 acres it being part of 1041 acres patented to William ECHOLS on Sept 26 1764 and deeded by ECHOLS to William WYNNE, bounded by Great Polecat Creek, WILLIAMS. s/William WYNNE, Jr. Mary [M] MARK. Wits: Joseph COLLINS, Thomas SPENCER, Moses HENDRICK, Nimrod FERGUSON. (M. D. Chiarito extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg)


May 1771 (Halifax Co, VA COB7-1:137). The last will and testament of William ECHOLS was presented. George Combs and Ezekiel SLAUGHTER were securities for the executor who was Moses HENDRICK and William ECHOLS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #7 1770-72 and #8 1773-4 original on FHC microfilm #031922)).


25 Feb 1772 (Halifax Co VA DB8:421) 2/25/1772. Bill of Sale. James FARGUSON and Pheby DELANY of Halifax to George Combs of Halifax 3L 19S 7P. 1 mare, feather bed, straw bed, pewter plates, etc. s/James [his mark] FARGUSON and Phebe [x]. Nat HUNT and Isham [x] FAURGERSON. (M. D. Chiarito extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg)

July 1772 (Halifax Co, VA COB7-2:404. A deed of sale from James and Feby DELANY to George Combs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #7 1770-72 and #8 1773-4 original on FHC microfilm #031922)).

Notes: Why were FARGUSON and DELANY selling personalties to George Combs? Could this be a younger George Combs setting up shop? (As vs. George & Phebe Combs of Amelia > Lunenburg > Halifax) Was Phoebe, wife of George Combs, neè DELANEY? Also note James DELANY vs. James FARGUSON.


March 1773 (Halifax Co, VA COB8:52) George Combs a witness for Peter WOOD, executor of James WOOD decd. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #7 1770-72 and #8 1773-4 original on FHC microfilm #031922)).


17 Sept. 1773 (Halifax Co, VA COB8:230). John WIMBISH v George Combs } in debt. William ECHOLS undertakes for the defendant. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #7 1770-72 and #8 1773-4 original on FHC microfilm #031922)).


July 1777 (Halifax Co, VA COB9-1:226). Thomas Combs in court. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #9 1774-1779 and Pleas Book #11 1783-86) original on FHC microfilm #0031923)


06 Oct 1777 (Halifax Co VA DB10:331) 10/6/1777. Charles HENDERSON to Spencer WALTON, both Halifax, 100 acs bounded by MAYES, Mason SULLINS a new line dividing the said tract from the said HENDERSON line, George Combs, it being part of 400 acs patented to Mason SULLINS and by him deeded to the sd Charles HENDERSON. s/Charles HENDERSON. Wit: William [m] MAYS, Joseph WITT, and Micajah WATKINS. (M. D. Chiarito extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg)


18 Jun 1778 George Combs is recommended to his Excellency the Governor as a fit and proper person to be appointed first Lieutenant to Captain Joshua Powell's Company of Militia of this County and Charles Womack as second Lieutenant to the same Company.. as directed by an Act of General Assembly.

(Source: Halifax County Plea Book 9, Pages 322 & 323, dated June 18, 1778)

Provided by Douglas Powell

Note: See Cap't. Joshua Powell's military service below.


01 Feb 1780 (Halifax VA DB12:19) Feb 1 1780. George COMBES of Halifax to James SMITH of Powhatan [Co, VA]. 3,000 Lbs 390 [sic?] acres on both forks of Great Polecat Creek bounded by WILLIAMS. Wits: John PANKEY, Mason [ or Nathan?] SULLINS, Samuel [+] Combs, Phoebe, wife of George, relinquished. (M. D. Chiarito extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg)

Notes: Who was the above Samuel Combs? He is not found again in the records of either Halifax or Pittsylvania Cos VA.


01 Feb 1781 (Halifax Co VA Patents C:15) Thomas COMER. 253 A on the southern draughts of Peters Cr. adj. his own and WALLS land. (Combs &c. Land of Virginia)

Notes: See 1757 Halifax Co VA records.


20 Apr 1781 George Combs is recommended to Excellency the Governour by court to replace Captain Joshua Powell, now deceased as a fit and proper person to be appointed Captain of the Company of Militia of this County whereof Joshua Powell, deceased, was late Captain, Charles Womack first Lieutenant, Thomas Dickson [Dixon], second Lieutenant, and John Follis, Ensign, to the said Company.

(Source: Halifax County Plea Book 10, Page 188, dated April 20, 1781)

Provided by Douglas Powell


1782 Halifax Co VA Census

(in order of appearance - partial listing):

LastFirstWhitesBlacks
ThompsonWilliam1156
HoskinsDolly412
HoskinsJames38
CombsGeorge915
WattingtonArmistead625
WelshJames40
EstesAbram40
RobertsonWalter (est)07
HopeThomas113
ChandlerRobert821
YatesJohn40
RowlettWilliam88
PalmerJefrey91
AbbottJoseph143
PalmerElias40
PalmerThomas66
PrewittByrd20
MannBeverly71
WoodJohn50
AbbottJoseph Jr30
WilliardHenry50
WootenJohn30
PalmerThomas Jr60
HardenThomas10
MortonSamuel83
LaxJohn80
LaxBenjamin30
HuntAmbrose65
CarmadyWilliam80
JacksonSimon211
ChandlerJohn64

(1782 HALIFAX COUNTY VA HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS)


1782 Halifax Co VA Tax list

(Personal Property) has now been transcribed by Jeffrey Weaver at:
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/hali1782.htm.
Excerpted from that list are:

NameTithesNegroesHorsesMulesCattle
Comer, Bildy1-1-1
Cumbo, Thos.1-1--
Combs, George152-7
Comer, William1-2-14
Comer, John1----
Comer, Thomas296-26
Combs, George1116-35
Cumbo, Charles1-2-6
Evans, David1-1-12

Notes: (1) Until this list has been viewed by a Combs Researcher (since we're more accustomed to reading and interpreting handwriting in ref our surname), we can't be certain which are Combs, Combers, Cumbos, etc. (2) Was Bildy Combs actually Biddy NANCE Combs of Wilkes Co NC? Was the second George Combs one of those who also went to Wilkes Co NC? Please see the full tax list for additional possible "clues" as to the identities of these individuals, and see Wilkes Co GA re David EVANS who may have been brother of William who m Susannah CLEMENTS (See also Montgomery Co VA re Combs-Clements relationships).

SE Notes: I have looked at the Combs entries on the 1782 tax list very carefully and submit the following adjustments and comments for these records. Deciphering the Combs entries for this county is difficult because there were also the surnames of Comer, Cumbo, and Combo as well as Combs. After scrutinizing the names and the writing, and comparing with subsequent lists, it is possible to pick out Combs versus the other names.

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1799 original copy on FHC microfilm #2024563

Correction: BILDY COMER

There was no Bildy Comer. The name was Bibby Bowman and he appeared consistently in later tax lists with this same name. In the year 1782, the "B" in Bowman was very elaborate and somewhat different than other B's. The "owman" also looked liked "omer." Later years clearly showed it was Bowman.

The correction of this name eliminates the speculation that Biddy NANCE Combs of Wilkes Co., NC., records was the same as Bildy Comer of the 1782 Halifax tax list.

There were only two COMBS in the 1782 list; two George Combs and no William Combs:

p. 12
George Combs 1wm>21, 5 slaves, 4 horses, 0 mules, 16 cattle

p.14
George Combs 1wm>21, 11 slaves, 6 horses, 0 mules, 34 cattle

SE Note: The George Combs on p. 14 was in the same general part of the tax list as the names of Cheatham, Wilson, Dodson, Lumkin, Coleman, and Edmunds who are found on pp. 14-16. See the 1783 deed transaction from George Combs to Daniel Carter where these names are listed. It is likely the George Combs on p. 14 is the George of the 1783 transaction. He continues to be tracked and/or differentiated by the number of his slaves and his cattle. One David Evans was also listed on p.15.

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1783 Halifax Co VA Tax list

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC Microfilm #2024563 (Original on microfilm)

p.2
William Nance 1wm>21, 5 slaves>16, 5 slaves<16, 4 horses, 12 cattle
Zachariah Nance 1wm>21, 0 slaves, 3 horses, 6 cattle

SE Note: The Nances have been included here because the Combs and Nance families of Virginia and NC intermarried, and a William and a Zachariah Nance appeared in Green Co, KY. shortly after 1800 where William and Samuel Combs, and the Hash and Skaggs families lived.

p.18
George Combs 2wm>21, 5 slaves>16, 9 slaves<16, 17 horses, 35 cattle

SE Note: George has two (2) white tithes this year.

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1783 (Halifax VA DB12:385) 1783. George Combs of Halifax to Daniel CARTER of same for 150L 356 acs on Burches Creeks bounded HARPER, George LUMKIN, COLEMAN, WILSON, EDMUNDS, CHEATHAM'S line, being a line made between him and Robert LUMKIN. s/George Combs. wit: Peter MARTIN, H. GOARE [Gower?], James TURNER. (Researcher M. Gregg)

Notes: George Combs is selling land on Burches Creek, but when and how did he acquire it? From the 1756/7 William Combs above?


1784 Halifax Co VA Personal PropertyTax list

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC Microfilm #2024563 (Original on microfilm)

Part #1

p. 2
Zachariah Nance 1 wm>21, 0 blacks>16, 1 blacks <16, 2 horses, 6 cattle
William Nance 1 wm>21, 5 blacks>16, 5 blacks<16, 4 horses, 4 cattle

p. 37
George Combs 1 wm>21 Sam, Sue, Jack, Ja[smudge], 11 young negroes
4 blacks>16, 11 blacks<16, 17 horses, 35 cattle

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1785 Halifax Co VA State Census Enumeration - List of W. Terry

LastFirstWhite SoulsDwellingsOther Buildings
BoydWilmouth6117
YoungerWilliam715
PowellWilliam610
ToryanPeter615
WinneganJarrett912
PoseyAllison811
BeaglesJoseph512
LewisBenjamin510
DayThomas213
BlackwellJames1315
PackerRichard1111
CombsGeorge1012
FitzgerraldChris410
DanielAgness714
JolquetChristianna622
LewisLittleberry510
MedlockZach410
EvansGeorge Sr310
EvansGeorge Jr410
LeaAndrew610
NantzTavner712
DunBellington613
ThomasHenry Sr823
ParkerBenajah711
FinchRichard914
ParkerMary313
BlackwellJohn715
HoltPeter1012
OwinJohn1000
HurtJames211
HarrissonSteth211
DavenportThomas412
HoltJoseph310
JonesCharles900
ColesIsaac022
CarringtonGeo.016
NoellThomas1222
BottConrad1110
PerryJohn120
TerryWilliam814
TorrySarah726
HixsJohn012
DouglassAlexr811
DixonAnne110
JonesJob710
WallMartha911

(1785 HALIFAX COUNTY VA HEADS OF FAMILIES)

Notes: See Elizabeth Combs ESTES Boyd below. See Combs-Estes in Lunenburg Co VA. See Combs-Nance in Wilkes Co NC. See Combs-Hicks in Clay Co KY and Wilkes Co NC both.


1785 Halifax Co VA State Census Enumeration List of J.W.P. MARTIN

LastFirstWhite SoulsDwellingsOther Buildings
KennonCharles523
LewisJohn Jr613
TaylorPhil500
WaddillNoell612
JohnsonJames1012
HopunHenry Jr500
AkinEdward700
CaldwellAllen210
CaldwellJohn810
TannerCreel200
WoodJoseph200
SmithJames700
DouglasMary713
MazeWilliam700
DavisWilliam400
RoperJohn500
CearsonThomas410
EdmundsSterling (Estate)624
WaltonWilliam910
HamlettWilliam Sr524
KirbyJoseph722
DottsonCaleb610
CheltonCharles800
HutchinsonDaniel612
WallCharles1012
HopsonHenry (little)310
EcholsMoses1322
KentAlexr400
HarbourTalmon113
HarbourNoah610
HopsonHenry Sr315
HopsonBenja311
DickieJohn Jr514
MooreAlexander224
SeaimJessee400
LawsonJohn5111
HarperBanister400
Lawson(Widow)330
CarterMary715
AkinRobert512
HopsonJoseph536
AkinJoseph710
CarterRichard (S.)1214
DobsonElisha310
HedgepethLemuel700
RussellAbsolom210
RussellGeorge110
GainesThomas700
MillerJohn F.421
WaltonSpencer910
MillerHarmon1010
StrangeOwin300
GroceJarrett910
LawsonThomas411
HorslyJames610
KingBenja500
WaddillWilliam600
Santford(Widow)113
NoblesJohn512
BeachThomas100
OwinJohn810
CombsWilliam300
MartinWm Peters627
BrownFrederick811
WoodGeorge814
MooreWilliam700
WilsonWilliam210
HamletLittleberry211
WallJohn913
BatesDavid800
WatersJohn1110
CheathamAbia310
MartinWarner300
GainesRichard400
CumboThomas1300
EcholsWilliam913
BrownGeorge300
MartinPeter900
AllenDavid310
LewisJohn Sr214
ColquetJonathan614
SpradlingJesse300
ColquetRansome100
FarmerHenry Sr110
GravesJames500
HailyJames400
FergussonNimrod710
FergussonIsaac510
WatkinsWilliam912
HamlettWilliam Jr412
BoydJohn912
BoydJohn Jr300
BakerMaiton633
CountilenLewis200
GoareHenry100
FearsJames700
BallJohn300
WatkinsMicajah (Est)015
MartinJohn912
DotsonThomas810
WilsonDaniel513
JordonWilliam1010
HarrissWilliam410
StubblefieldGeorge811
SullinsNathan1112
SmithJohn501
MathewsRobert410
FarmerHenry1110
FarmerArcher810
FarmerDavid810
CockeHenry400
PunkeyStephen1000
MooreJohn812
DotsonThomas910
SpradlingCharles500
FallisJohn612
LovelaceThomas1311
SmithSally910
GoingShadrack1010
GoingJohn410
HendersonEdward500
GoingDavid410
HuddlestoneDavid1011
TolerJohn810
EdwardsBenja1010
EvansJohn210
EvansDavid511
EvansRobert510
KeelingLeonard800
KendrickThomas1000
EdwardsRichard612
HarrissBartlett700
YoungJames700
CaryJames310

(1785 HALIFAX COUNTY VA HEADS OF FAMILIES)

Notes: Even though it is William, not George Combs who is on the above tax list, it is clear by the other names on this list that he was living near to or on the property of George Combs. William was not on the 1782 tax list, and has not been identified. See Also Combs-Hammock-Evans of Wilkes Co GA


1785 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC Microfilm #2024563 (Original on microfilm)

No Combs in 1785 Tax List

p. 8
David Evans 1wm>21, 0 blacks, 1 horse, 15 cattle

p. 17
Zachariah Nance
William Nance
Thomas Nance

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1786 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

p. 6
George Combs 1wm>21, 3 blacks>16, 10 blacks<16, 12 horses, 25 cattle

p. 8
William Combs 1wm>21, 1 black>16, 0 black<16, 1 horse, 0 cattle

p. 21
Aron Combs 1wm>21, 0 blacks>16, 0 blacks<16, 1 horse, 4 cattle
[3 entries from Lewis Mabry]

p. 23
Zachariah Nance
William Nance
Thomas Nance

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


03 Jan 1786 Polly COMBES, daughter of George COMBES & Bolling HAMBLETT. Surety: William HAMLETT. Polly signs her own consent. Married by Rev. Wm. DODSON. (Halifax Co VA Early Marriages and MARRIAGE BONDS AND MINISTERS' RETURNS of HALIFAX COUNTY,VIRGINIA 1766-1773, Catherine Lindsay Knorr, , Emsley, SC; Southern Historical Press, 1957, p.40, Extracted by Combs-Hamblett researcher Arlina Moss who adds:

Combs-Hamblet Researcher Arlina Moss Notes: William HAMBLETT was the brother of Bolling Green HAMBLETT, both sons of William HAMBLET, Sr. who d 1797 in Halifax Co VA (will). Mary "Polly" Combs was the daughter of George and Phebe Combs of Halifax Co., VA. Bolling HAMBLET died ca 1802. Children were George Combs HAMBLET, Judith HAMBLET, William HAMBLET, Littleberry HAMBLET and Patsy Green HAMBLET. George and Judith were considered able to care for themselves, but Polly was the guardian for the younger children. Polly Combs Hamblet later removed to White Co TN (See 1818 below)


May 1786 (Halifax Co, VA COB11:343. James JOHNSON v George Combs} on a petition which was dismissed by the court. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Halifax County Court Records (Pleas Book #9 1774-1779 and Pleas Book #11 1783-86) original on FHC microfilm #0031923)


08 Aug 1786 (Halifax Co VA Marriage Records) Francis BOYD married Eliza Combes ESTES (Marriage CD's - source record needed)

Notes: See 1762 Lunenburg Co VA marriage, source unknown, of Luremia Combs to Moses ESTES, who appear to have also come to Halifax Co VA. (See 1787 Halifax Co VA Tax Lists below)


1787 Halifax Co VA Personal Property Tax Lists

Tax List B
8/2/1787

Robert CHEATHAM
Frederick COLQUITT
Jonathan COLQUITT
George Combs tithed 0-3-7-7-14
William DAVIS
Ann DICKSAN
Alexander DUGLASS
Robert EVANS
Richard GAINS
John MARTIN
Daniel MINER
Henry PICKET
John WALTERS

8/3/1787

James BOYD
Jno. BOYD
James DIVENPORT
Elias DOTSON
Thomas DOTSON
Richard EDWARDS
James KENT
Horation WADE
John WADE

(1787 Census of Virginia, Halifax Co VA, Nettie Schreiner-Yantis)

Note: Even though the 1787 VA tax lists required the collectors to visit the actual properties, the above George Combs is not showing up "quite" where he might have been expected. Shortly, we will be adding to this list the 1787 "neighborhood" of George Combs based on his land…. assuming we don't have more than one George Combs in Halifax County, too (See Wilkes NC for example of Excessive George CombsES)


17 Aug 1787 (Halifax VA DB14:691) George Combs, Halifax, to Anthony MILLS, 182 acres in Halifax on Bannister River. s/George Combs, wit Reuben RAGLAND, Bartlet CRENSHAW, Cornelius CRENSHAW. (Chiarito Dodson)

Note: According to Josiah H. Combs' The Combes Genealogy…, Mason Combs of the 1767 Pittsylvania Co VA tax list was on the Bannister River (not confirmed yet) Also Note the presence of the two CRENSHAWS and see Amelia Co VA 1786 marriage of Mason JETERS & Anthony CRENSHAW


18 Sept 1787 (Halifax VA DB14-170) . David TERRY to Caleb DODSON; for 65 pds., 580 acres in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties on Jeremy's Fork adj. DAVIDSON, [David] EVANS, GRIFFING, PARISH, [Thomas] DODSON AND CHANEY. Wits: Charles WALL, George Combs, Thomas OWEN, Randall PETTY. (DNFP)


20 Nov 1787 (Halifax VA DB14:363) 20 Nov 1787. Womack BLANKENSHIP to George Combs both of Halifax for 100 L , 100 acs in Halifax on s side of Burch Creek bounded by CHITTON [sic], Thomas DODSON, EVANS and Jeremy's Fork. Womack [x] BLANKENSHIP and Dorotha [x] BLANKENSHIP. Wits: William EDWARDS, John MARTIN, and Benjamin EDWARDS.

Note: "CHITTON" appears to have been a.k.a. CHILTON/CHELTON/SHELTON


1788 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

List #1 [List A] - North District Thomas H. Wooding

p.16
16 Apr. Zachariah Nance chgd w/ tax and listed as over 21
1wm>21, 0 wm 16-21, 1 blk>16, 0blk 12-16, 3 hr


16 Apr. William Nance chgd w/ tax
William Nance and Thomas Nance listed as over 21
2wm>21, 0 wm 16-21, 4 blk>16, 2 blk 12-16, 3 hr

List #4 [List B] - Frederick Carter

p.4
3 Apr. Combs William chgd w/tax 1wm>21, 0 wm 16-21, 0 blks, 2 horses
5 Apr. Combs Thomas chgd w/tax 1wm>21 0 blks, 0 horses
14 Mar. George Combs chgd w/tax 1wm>21, 3 blks 16-21, 1 blk 12-16, 7 horses

SE Note: 1788 is the only year for Thomas Combs

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1789 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

List #1 [List A] - North District James Eastham

No Combs

List #4 [List B] - Thomas Carter

p.4
no date Combs William chgd w/tax and named as over 21 1wm, 0 blks, 3 horses
no date Combs George chgd w/tax and named as over 21 1wm, tot blks=2, 1 blk 12-16, 6 horses

List C

SE Note: There is a list C included in the 1789 tax list. It appears to be similar in names listed to List #4 [B] and includes a William and George Combs. It is possible this List C really belongs with 1790 as there is no List B or second list on the microfilm for 1790 tax list.

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1790 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

List #1 [List A] - North District James Eastham

No Combs

SE Note: There is no second list for 1790, B or otherwise, included on this microfilm. It is possible that the List C in the 1789 tax lists might really belong to 1790 as the names in this 1789 List C are similar to those found in the second list [B] of preceding years and does include a William and George Combs.

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1791 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

No Combs

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


1792 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

List A

No Combs

List B

19 Jul.
William Coombs........1wm, tot blks=0, 2 horses [clearly Coombs]

21 Jul.
George Coombs........ 2wm, tot blks=2, 9 horses [clearly Coombs]

SE Note: There is a Peter Combs listed on 10 May but subsequent records show him to be Peter Cumbo. Be aware his surname looks clearly like Combs instead of the Cumbo but later records are very clearly Cumbo.

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


19 Mar 1793 (Halifax Co VA Marriage Records) Jesse DODSON and Judith Combs, who signs her own consent as Judah Combs. Surety: Mark CHELTON. Witnesses: Isaac DODSON and George CHELTON. Married by Rev. John ATKINSON, who says "Judith." (Halifax County, Virginia, Early Marriages)

Notes: The above Judah/Judith Combs was the d/o George & Phoebe Combs. According to The Dodsons of Northfarnum Parish, Lucas, Williams, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC (hereinafter DNFP), Jesse DODSON was the s/o Thomas DODSON of Richmond > Fauquier > Birches Creek, Halifax Cos VA > Hawkins Co, TN. This source shows that Jesse and Judith Combs Dodson moved to Claiborne Co, TN where they became members of the Big Spring Baptist Church, whose pastor Rev. Jesse Dodson, was an uncle of Jesse's. Judah [Combs] Dodson was received by experience in April 1801 and Jesse DODSON joined by letter in August 1801. Note: This source also traces Jesse & Judah Combs Dodson further (although they eventually become "lost;" however, it appears that confusion amongst the many Jesse DODSONS may have resulted in errors so that data has not been entered here as yet (See 1818 below)


1793 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

List A

2 April
Willm Combs......1wm, tot blk=0, 0 blk 12-16, 2 horses

3 June
George Combs....2wm, tot blk=3, 2 blk 12-16, 13 horses

1 June
Caleb Dodson.....2wm, tot blk=0, 0 blk 12-16, 7 horses

SE Note: No Jesse Dodson in List "A"

List B

No Combs

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


6 September, 1793 Indenture in which Nathaniel Epps, Moses Epps, David Powell, Sr., John Comer, Edy Epps, Temperance Epps, of the county of Halifax; Ambrose Gresham of the County of Lunenburg; and George Reaves of County of Wilkes in North Carolina prties of one part sell to William Epps of the aforesaid County of Halifax of the other part parties being legatees of John Epps, deceased, sell to William Epps for £100 a certain tract of land in Halifax County, on the south side of Banister River containing 40 acres, etc. Witnesses: Moses Dunkley, John Dunkley, Henry Dunkley, Moore Comer. Recorded 24 February 1794.

Virginia Ancestors and Adventurers Compiled by Charles Hughes Hamlin in 3 volumes Published: Volume 1, 1967, Volume 2 1969, Volume 3 1973 ISBN 0-8063-0642-4 Genealogy Publishing Co.,Inc. Baltimore, Md. Book 1, Abstracts of Original Court Records


10 Sep 1793 (Halifax Co VA 16-375) 10 Sept 1793 Caleb DODSON to Thomas DODSON; for 50 pds., a tract on Birch Creek adj. Charles CHILTON, George Combs, Robert EVANS, Sr., Thos. DODSON and Caleb DODSON.


18 Dec 1793 (Halifax Co VA Marriage Book) George CHELTON and Luvany Combs. Surety: Jesse FOSTER. Witness: Joseph DODSON [or DOBSON?]. Luvany signed her own consent. Surety: George CHELTON (Ministers' Returns p. 90) George SHELTON [sic] and Larcenee [sic] Combs married by Rev. John ATKINSON. (Halifax County, Virginia, Early Marriages)

Notes: Luvany/Larcenee Combs Shelton has not been identified, but appears likely to have been somehow kin to George & Phebe Combs (probably a daughter?). Also note that on 27 May 1793 in Halifax VA, Mark SHELTON m Nancy DODSON who signed her own consent, with Fortunatus DODSON as surety, and Joseph DOBSON [sic], witness.


1794 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

List A - Northern District

No Combs

List #3 [also Label A]

23 May George Combs....3wm, tot blk=4, 1 blk 12-16, 4 horses

17 July William Combs....1wm, tot blk=0, 0 blk 12-16, 3 horses

20 June Caleb Dodson.....2wm, tot blk=0, 0 blk 12-16, 7 horses

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


19 Aug 1794 (Halifax Co VA Marriage Records) John Combs married Polly JENNINGS (Early Virginia Marriages to 1800, Jordan Dodd, Bountiful, Utah)

Notes: The above record is "bothersome" because only the above source includes it among Halifax Co VA marriages. The above John Combs has not been identified, nor has he been found in earlier or later Halifax Co VA records. Might she have been kin to Obediah JENNINGS who m Elizabeth DODSON (cousin of Jesse, h/o Judith Combs), both of whom d in May 1850 in Warren Co, TN?

Notes: The man who married Polly Jennings in Halifax County, VA, was John Cumbo. Sam Whitby Submitted by Sam Whitby Ed. Sources ?


1795 Halifax Co., Va. Personal Property Tax List

Source: Halifax Co., Va. Tax Lists 1782-1799, FHC #2024563 Microfilm (Original on microfilm)

North District

p. 17
22 June George Combs....2wm, tot blk=5, 1 blk 12-16, 6 horses

List #2 Southern District - Berry Green

p. 9
1 July William Coombs....1wm, tot blk=0, 0 blk 12-16, 3 horses

Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving


27 Feb 1797 Halifax Co, VA Will Book No. 3, 1792-1797 (Reel 37)p. 316-317. John CUMBO (COMBO) Inv. & Appr. rec. 27 Feb. 1797. (Index to Halifax County Wills and Administrations (1753 - 1800), Estate inventories. aat., Virginia wills and administrations, VSLA Catalog Card Index)


19 Mar 1798 (Halifax MB) Freeman WELLS and Martha Combs, daughter of Mary Combs, who consents. Surety: Daniel DEJARNETT. Witness: William SMITH. p. 39 (Halifax County, Virginia, Early Marriages)

Notes: Who was Mary Combs? Widow of John CUMBO? COMBO? Same who m 1794 John Combs? If so, Martha not her child by him. See DEJARNETTS with Combs-Millions in Madison Co KY, and also note that one Daniel DEJARNETT (later of Madison Co KY) m Judith JOHNSON, d/o James & Susannah PAYNE Johnson of Lunenburg Co VA. Freeman & Mary Combs Wells are found next in Sussex Co VA in 1810 (census), and then on the 1830 Henry Co VA census


24 Nov 1798 - 26 Feb 1799 (Halifax WB6:65-6) Inventory of George Combs Appraisers: Thomas DODSON, Caleb DODSON and Beverly BARKSDALL (BARKSDALE ). Recorded 26 February 1799 with Phebe Combs as administratrix. (Combs-Hamblett Researcher Arlina Moss)

28 Feb 1799 (Halifax Co VA WB6:65-66) , Inventory & Appraisal. George Combs, Rec. 28 Feb 1799 (VSLA, WB6, 1798-1804, Reel 37) Appraisers Thomas & Caleb DODSON and Beverly BARKSDALE (Researcher Velpo Payne)

Notes: The above George Combs was definitely the same whose widow was Phoebe (See Below)


18 Jan - 22 Jul 1799 (Halifax VA 18-176) 18 Jan 1799. Phebe Combs to Thomas DODSON; for 80 pds., 123 acres on south side of Birch Creek adj. Thomas DODSON'S old line, EDMUNDS, Robert CHEATHAM and Joseph DODSON, being land sold to Phebe Combs by Robert EVANS. Wits: Stokely SLAYDEN, Joseph DODSON, Moses DODSON. Rec: 22 Jul 1799 (DNFP)


04 Mar 1802 (Halifax Co VA Wills) Will of Charles Combs of Halifax, dated March 4, 1802, mentions wife Elisabeth, children Molly, Sally, Elisabeth, Annis, Nancy, Elesander or Alexander, William, Charles and Lucy C. Combs. Witnesses: Peter RAGLAND, William DRUMMOND, Richard PERKINS and Thomas MARTELL? (Abstracted by Researcher Velpo Payne)

Notes: Unidentified, but living in same neighborhood as earlier George Combs family. Also note that this may be the same as a Charles CUMBO/COMBO who was on 1787 tax lists, and who will be added when that tax list is updated (See 1787 above)


1803 Halifax Co VA Personal Property Tax List

Phebe Combs & Henry HAMBLETT [younger brother of Bolling HAMBLETT]

(Combs-Hamblet Researcher Arlina Moss)


11 Aug 1803 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. Lewis OVERSTREET & Nancy Combs (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/)

Notes: This marriage record located in no other source. See the James W. Combs Letters of 1811 and 1819 in which James refers to his sister, Nancy, and to his brother-in-law, Lewis OVERSTREET. This record very much needs to be located since it may include a parental consent. Their sister, Sarah, m Eli WILSON; and sister, Martha, m Levi WILSON. Although Charles Combs had daughters, Sally (a.k.a. Sarah?) and Nancy, no mention is made of a Martha or Patsy or a son, James W.


12 Jan 1804 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. Thomas Combs Agnes WETHERFORD (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/)

Note: This marriage record located in no other source. Nothing more known of this Thomas. Also see email from Sam Whitby.


01 June 1806 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. Peter CUMBO Dolly GRAY (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 August 1807 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. Richard DYER Elizabeth CUMBO (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/)

Notes: Could this Elizabeth be d/o Charles and Elizabeth Combs?


16 Dec 1809 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. George Combs Elizabeth YATES (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/)

Notes: This marriage record located in no other source; however, it would seem likely that George was somehow kin to George & Phebe Combs since the following year, their daughter Phebe m Thomas YATES.


14 Feb 1810 (Halifax County, VA Marriage Records) Thomas YEATES married Phebe Combs (Combs-Hamblett Researcher Arlina Moss)

Notes: d/o George & Phebe Combs (See 1818 below)


09 December 1816 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. Alex CUMBO Mary WILLIAMSON (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/)

Notes: Could this be Elseander (a.k.a. Alexander) s/o Charles and Elizabeth Combs?


08 Sep 1818 (White Co TN Deed Abstracts, Volume F, p. 255) Bill of Sale 8 Sept 1818 Thomas YATES, Jesse DADSAN (?), and Polly HAMLETT to Berry HAMLITT, $300 paid by HAMLITT, grant him the power to bring suit against James CHAMBERS to recover a Negro woman and her increase named CHARITY, who formerly belonged to Estate of George Combs of Halifax Co, VA, which woman was formerly owned by Phebe Combs (widow of George Combs), above named Grantors being heirs of sd. George. Wit: John CATRON, Henry LYDA, William CHISM, Archibald CONNOR. (White Co, TN Deed Abstracts, Vols. A-F, Murry)

Notes: Jesse DODSON, Bolling HAMBLETT and Thos. YATES all married daus of George & Phebe Combs and all were in White Co TN by 1818. Phoebe Combs may have removed to that county as well (See 1828 White Co, TN Records).


13 July 1819 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records William CUMBE Elizabeth POWELL (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/)

Notes: Could this be William, s/o Charles and Elizabeth Combs?


1820 US Census Index, Halifax Co VA

No District Named

P. 059
COMBE, Wm. Jr.

Meadsville

P. 061
COMBE, Charles

Maresville

P. 070
COMBE, Peter

P. 071
COMBE, Thomas


25 Jan 1830 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. John R. LESTER Prudence H. 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/)


1830 US Census Index, Halifax Co VA

P. 379
Nancy COMBEE

Note: The later families of Halifax Co VA have not been actively researched; however, note the following, which could be the above Nancy Combs(?):


25 Sep 1832 Capt. Joshua Powell's military service in early 1781

On this 25th day of September (1832), personally appeared before the Court of Halifax County now sitting, Lewis Hailey, a resident of said County in the State aforesaid, aged Eighty-four Years who being first duly sworn according law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered Service of the United States, being drafted about the first of January 1781 (Joshua Powell's will was written on January 12, 1781) And marched from Bibb's ferry (on the Staunton River, thought to later be called Morton's Ferry) in the County of Halifax in the State of Virginia in a company of drafted Militia under command of Capt. Joshua Powell, Lieut. Charles Womack, and Ensign Hezekiah Powell, (possibly Joshua's son Hezekiah) through the Counties of Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Nottaway to the long Ordinary in the County of Dinwiddie near the town of Petersburg (understood to have been located just west of Petersburg) and was stationed at this place about one week. From there we marched through Prince George County to Cabin Point near James River (on today's Route 10) in the County of Surry, Where we joined Col. Fleming's Regiment (Col. Thomas Fleming or Lt. Col. Charles Fleming) in Gen. Muhlenburg's Brigade (Brig. Gen. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenburg, in command of all militia south of the James River). We were stationed at that place about three weeks (now four weeks total), then marched under Gen. Muhlenburg to Mackies Old field (could have been Mackie's Mill or Macclesfield, five miles from Smithfield and home of Col. Johiah Parker, Washington staff member) in the county of Isle of Wight and were stationed in that place about three weeks (now seven weeks total), then marched to the Burnt Mills (present day Everets where is located Lake Burnt Mills on the county line near the Nansemond River) in the Said County and staid One month (now eleven weeks total), then marched down to a place called Jerico (Jericho, a plantation through which the later constructed Jericho Canal was built) near Portsmouth (a skirmish took place near Portsmouth on March 19), Staid there but one day and marched back to burnt Mills in the said county of Isle of Wight. We were again stationed at that place about three weeks (now fourteen weeks total). We were discharged by Genl. Muhlenburg about the last of April or first of May 1781 (skirmishes took place at Burwell's Landing on the James River, on April 17 and 20, and Joshua Powell's replacement as Captain was recommended by the Halifax Count Court on April 20). The Whole of the time of service rendered on this tour was at least three months and 15 days (three months was the normal tour of duty for the militia). The discharge given to me by Genl. Muhlenburg is lost or mislaid and cannot be found. I have no documentary evidence but the service rendered is proved by Thomas Clardy and Moses Epps (see his statement below) Who were soldiers with me the Whole time. I acted as sergeant the whole time on this tour.

About the first of August of the Same Year, 1781, I was again drafted into the militia service of the United States and ordered to join a company of Militia that marched from Pittsylvania County commanded by Capt. William Dix, Lieut. David Hunt, and Ensign Clement McDaniel. I joined the Said Company in Charlotte or Lunenburg (County), then on the march, and went with them direct through the town of Petersburg to Jamestown and was stationed at that Place one week and marched from thence to little York and was attached to Col. Merryweather's Regiment in Genl. Stephen's Brigade and we Were Station at that Place until Lord Cornwallis Surrended himself and his Army to Genl. Washington. I was then discharged by Col. Merryweather on the 20 day of October, 1781. The whole of the Service rendered on this tour including the time allowed to travel home was at least three months. My discharge is lost and cannot be found. I have no documentary evidence but the Service rendered is Proved by Isham Farmer and William Jeffries who were soldiers with me at the same time and stationed at the Same Place. I was born in the County of Orange in the State of Virginia, I suppose in the year ____. I have no record of my age. I resided in the County of Halifax in the State of Virginia When I entered the Service of the United States in the Revolutionary war. I lived in that County when the War ended and have lived in the Same County ever since and still lives there. I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the Present and declare that my name in not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any State.

Lewis (his mark) Hailey

(Source: Halifax County Minute Book 5, Page 172, dated September 25, 1832)


24 June 1833 Halifax Co, VA Marriage Records. Alfred H. CUMBEE Nancy B. CHILDRESS (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/)


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.


1880 Halifax Co, VA Census

Birch Creek

COMBS, Solomon M 54 (abt 1826) VA VA VA (family is black)
Mary F 43 (abt 1837) VA VA VA
Soloman K. M 13 (abt 1867) VA VA VA
Agnes F 10 (abt 1870) VA VA VA
Charity A. F 8 (abt 1872) VA VA VA
Nellie F 25 (abt 1855) VA VA VA (daughter, widowed)
Azariah M 10 (abt 1870) VA VA VA
Hubbard M 6 (abt 1874) VA VA VA
Alger M 2 (abt 1878) VA VA VA


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