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Index to Hampshire County Records
Earliest Records of Hampshire County (1756-1799)
Later Records of Hampshire County (1800-????)
Court Records of Hampshire County
Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire & Mineral Cos WV

Later Records of Hampshire County (1800-)


1800-1814 Hampshire Co VA 1800 - 1814 Personal Property Tax Lists

Daniel Combs
David Combs
Isereal Combs
James Combs
John Combs
Jonas Combs
Joseph Combs
Robert Combs
Thomas Combs
Woolery Combs

(Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA, extracted from Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists, 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)

Notes: (1) Is the above the only record for a Robert Combs? (2) Who was Israel?

Further extractions from these records has now been added. Inserted chronologically into our records.


1800 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

John COMBS, 1-2
John COMBS, 2-1
Thomas COMBS, 1

Upper District

Daniel COMBS, 1

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1801 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

Jonas COMBS, 1-1
Thomas COMBS, 1
John COMB, 1-2 1801

Upper District

Daniel COMBS, 1-1

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995 )


1802 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

John COMBS, 1
Jonas COMBS, 2-3
Thomas COMBS, 1

Upper District

Daniel COMBS, 1-2

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


20-Sep-1802: Hampshire Co. VA Records. Settlement of Thomas Combs' estate. (Combs Researcher Daryl Combs)

Notes: The estate was not settled until 1837 (See 1826 and 1837 below)


1803 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

James COMBS, 1-1
Jonas COMBS, 2
Thomas COMBS, 1
John COMBS, 1-3

Upper District

No COMBS listed

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1804 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

James COMBS, 1
John COMBS, Branch Mountain, 1
Jonas COMBS, 2
Thomas COMBS, 1-1
John COMBS, 1-3

Upper District

Daniel COMB, 1-2

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1805 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

Jonas COMBS, 2-1
John COMBS, B Mountain, 1
John COMBS, 1-3

Upper District

No COMBS listed

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1805 Personal Property Tax List

Hampshire County, Virginia for the Lower District in the year 1805. John Slane, Commissioner

Comb, John1-3-0.36
Combs, Jonas2-1-0.12
Combs, John (of B Mtn)1-0-0 .00

(Extracted 1998 from Historical Records of Old Frederick and Hampshire Counties, VA, Volume II, Wilmer KERNS, p. 226, by Combs Researcher Matt Combs who adds: Hampshire County had another district which this list does not include)


1806 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

John COMBS, son of Jonas, 1
Jonas COMBS, 2-2
John COMBS Senior, B Mountain, 1-1
James COMBS, 1-1
John COMBS, 1-3

Upper District

Daniel COMBS, 1-2

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1806-1811 Hampshire Co VA Tax Lists

Daniel Combs, 35 acres

(Combs Researcher Daryl Combs - see 1794)


1807 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

John COMB, 1-2
Jonas COMBS, 2-2
John COMBS, 1-1

Upper District

Daniel COMBS, 1-2

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1808 Personal Property Tax List

No Taxes Collected

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


22 Feb 1808 (Hampshire Co VA Marriages) Combs, David & Jane ROGERS (War of 1812, WC-5281, SC7503)

Notes: According to the Harrison Co IN biography of his son, Thomas W., David Combs was the s/o “Adam Combs, a revolutionary soldier who served with distinction during the war, in LEE'S division of WASHINGTON'S army,” and Jane the d/o Revolutionary Soldier Thomas ROGERS and wife, Sarah. Unfortunately, no Adam Combs is found in the records of Hampshire Co, VA, nor, in fact, any Adam Combs in early VA records at all. David may have been the David Combs of the 1810 Hampshire Co, VA Census, and according to his War of 1812 pension file, he served in William NEILY'S Virginia Militia (ca 1814). The pension file also indicates he lived in Clark Co, IN (where he has not yet been located), and he is not found again until 1830 in Harrison Co, IN where he died 29 Oct 1871.


1809 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

John COMBS, B Mountain, 1-1
James COMBS
, 1-2
Jonas COMBS
, 2-3
John COMBS
, 1-2

Upper District

Isereal COMBS, 1-1
Daniel COMBS, 1-2
Joseph COMBS, 1

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


30 Apr 1809 (Hampshire Co VA Synopsis of Wills) Will of GANOE, Stephen---4/30/1809. Wife, not named. Ch. and representatives. Son, Stephen. Names, Moses HENDERSON, David HENDERSON, William WILLIAMS,, William HARNASS (HANNAS); gr. sons, Stephen, William and Peter BIRD; dau., long since dec'd. Exec., s-i-l, David HENDERSON and friend, Wm. ELY. Wit.: John HIGGINS, Wm. DOMAN, Jonas Combs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens from Early Records - Hampshire Co. VA, Clara McC Sage & Laura S. Jones, An Alphabetically Arranged Synopsis of Wills; Books I to XXI; Many found only in the original Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia)) Search Words: DORMAN, HANNAH


1810 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

James COMBS, 1-2
Jonas COMBS, 1-1
John COMBS Junior, 1-2
David COMBS, 1-1
Thomas COMBS, 1-1
John COMBS Senior, 1-2

Upper District

Joseph COMBS, 1
Daniel COMBS, 1-2
Thomas COMBS, 1-1

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1810 Hampshire Co VA Census

PageNameMalesFemalesPer Census Index
002Joseph Combs [1785-1794] 2310100-00201-00
012Thomas Combs [1765-1784]4230010-10010-00
018David Combs [1785-1794]1100100-00100-00
018James Combs [1765-1784]2310010-20100-00
018John Combs [1765-1784]2110010-00100-00
018Jonas Combs [bef 1765]2201001-00101-00
031Daniel Combs [bef 1765]2101001-00001-00
039John Combs [bef 1765]4403001-21010-00

(Source: Index to the 1810 Census of Virginia, Elizabeth Bentley, 1990; Hampshire County, Virginia (Now West Virginia) (1782-1850) Heads of Families and Index to the United States Census, Major Glen E. Michael, 1976) except Page Numbers and stats also added from Census Index, which may not be reliable. Birth year range of Eldest male in HH added in [brackets]

Notes: Also note that Thomas ROGERS, perhaps the same who was father of Jane ROGERS Combs (m David in 1808) is listed on p. 38 of the 1810 Hampshire Co VA Census: 00001-00001-00 (Census CD - not reliable transcription).


1811 Hampshire Co VA Tax List

Jonas Combs, 200 acres

(Combs Researcher Daryl Combs)


1811 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

John COMBS, 1-3
James COMBS, 1-1
Thomas COMBS, 1-1
Jonas COMBS, 1-2
John COMBS Junior, 1
David COMBS, 1-1

Upper District

Joseph COMBS, 1
Daniel COMBS, 1-2

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1812 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

Jonas COMBS, 1-3
Woolery COMBS, 1-1
John COMBS Junior, 1-1
John COMBS, Branch Mountain, 1-1
James COMBS, 1-1
John COMB, 1-2

Upper District

Joseph COMBS, 1 Daniel COMBS, 1-2

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


1813 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

James COMBS, 1-2
David COMBS, 1-1
Jonas COMBS, 1-1
John COMBS, 1-1
Woolery COMBS, 1-1
John COMB, 2-2

Upper District

Daniel COMBS, 1-3
Robert COMBS, 1, 1 Stud
Joseph COMBS, 1

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


01 Aug 1813 (Hampshire Co VA B2:35-36 *3001) Daniel Combs 43-3/4 A on head drains of George's Run, a drain of Patterson's Cr. adjoining the lands of SPENCER, &c. [Original & Northern Neck Surveys A:136] (Extracted by Combs-Kendall Researcher Denise Mortorff from VSLA Card Index)

Note: See also Daniel Combs & John SPENCER of 1794 Hampshire Co VA.
Also Below from the VSLA website.


Combs, Daniel. Publication 1 August 1813. Location: Hampshire County. Description: 43 3/4 acres on the head drains of George’s Run, a drain of Patterson’s Creek adjoining the lands of Spencer &c. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants B, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 35-36 (Reel 307).


MULTIMEDIA Grant Survey

GRANTEE Combs, Daniel. grantee.

DATE 1 August 1813.

NOTE Location: Hampshire County.

NOTE Description: 43 3/4 acres on the head drains of George's Run, a drain of Patterson's Creek adjoining the lands of Spencer &c.

NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants B, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 35-36 (Reel 307).

NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. A, 1810-1818, p. 136 (Reel 318).

NOTE Original survey exists.

NOTE Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.

Extracted from the VSLA Website by Denise Mortorff


1814 Personal Property Tax List

Lower District

James COMBS, 1-3
Woolery COMBS, 1-1
John COMBS, son of Jonas, 1-1
Jonas COMBS, 1-2
John COMBS, 1
David COMBS, 1-2
John COMB, 2-2

Upper District

Daniel COMBS, 1-3 Joseph COMBS, 1

(submitted by Matt Combs extracted from Source: Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists 1800 - 1814, Vicki B. Horton, 1995)


18 Mar 1814 - 10-22-1832 Will of Andrew BRUCE of Allegheny Co., Md. Dated 18 Mar 1814, proved Maryland 01 Apr 1815, proved Hampshire VA 22 Oct 1832. No wife. Eight Children: 1-Susannah, of Frederick Co. [MD? VA?], 400 acres in Hardy Co. [VA]; 2- William (dec'd, to his sons, Daniel, Andrew, and George, 250 acres in Hardy Co); 3- Helen, 4- Norman Murdock, 5-Bruce, 6- George, 7-Charles, 8-Andrew. Exec., George, Charles, Helen, and Andrew. Wit., John and Margaret Combs, John WORKMAN.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens from Early Records - Hampshire Co. VA Clara McC Sage & Laura S. Jones, An Alphabetically Arranged Synopsis of Wills; Books I to XXI; Many found only in the original Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia))

Notes: See John WORKMAN m 16 May 1809, Allegany Co, MD, Abigail Combs, d/o John & Margaret TRIMBLE Combs.


Armstrong, William, Jr. Publication 26 October 1819. Location: Hampshire County. Description: 510 acres on the Horse Shoe Ridge, and on the waters of the Broad Run a branch of Cabbin Run which is a branch of Pattersons Creek adjoining the land of Danl. Combs, the land of John Culp &c. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants B, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 495-497 (Reel 307).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


MULTIMEDIA Grant Survey

GRANTEE Armstrong, William, Jr. grantee.

DATE 26 October 1819.

NOTE Location: Hampshire County.

NOTE Description: 510 acres on the Horse Shoe Ridge, and on the waters of the Broad Run a branch of Cabbin Run which is a branch of Pattersons Creek adjoining the land of Danl. Combs, the land of John Culp &c.

NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants B, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 495-497 (Reel 307).

NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. B, 1818-1826, p. 11-12 (Reel 318).

NOTE Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.

Extracted from the VSLA Website by Denise Mortorff


17 January 1820 Hampshire Co, VA Minute Book, Vol. II:182). Deed. Thomas EDWARDS to Anthony EDWARDS, John SLANE, Benjamin SLANE, Samuel FOREMAN, John DARBY, Conrad HOTT, Thomas MCBRIDE, James MCBRIDE, and Jacob Combs trustees for the Protestant Episcopal Congregation in Hampshire County for one quarter of an acre of land was on the 20th day of December presented in the office …

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Minute Book Abstracts - Volume II, 1817-1823, Vicki B. HORTON, 1994)


01 Feb 1820 (Hampshire Co VA NN Grants C2:8. NN Surveys B:43-4) Mary Combs 12-3/4 acres on the round knob and on the waters of cold stream, a drain of big Cacapehon, adjoining the lands of the heirs of John Combs.

(Extracted by Combs-Kendall Researcher Denise Mortorff from VSLA Card Index)

See also below from VSLA website.


Combs, Mary. Publication 1 February 1820. Note Location: Hampshire County. Description: 12 3/4 acres on the Round Knob and on the waters of Cold Stream, a drain of Big Cacapehon, adjoining the lands of the heirs of John Combs. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants C, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 8 (Reel 308).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


MULTIMEDIA Grant Survey

GRANTEE Combs, Mary. grantee.

DATE 1 February 1820.

NOTE Location: Hampshire County.

NOTE Description: 12 3/4 acres on the Round Knob and on the waters of Cold Stream, a drain of Big Cacapehon, adjoining the lands of the heirs of John Combs.

NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants C, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 8 (Reel 308).

NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. B, 1818-1826, p. 43-44 (Reel 318).

NOTE Original survey exists.

NOTE Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.

Extracted from the VSLA Website by Denise Mortorff


1820 US Census, Hampshire Co VA

Page*NameStats**
217Jonas Combs [pre-1775]210001-11101
222James Combs [1775-1794]400010-12010
239Ulery Combs [1775-1794]200010-30010
246Daniel Combs [pre-1775]000001-00001
279Mary Combs [2: 1794-1803]100200-11020
280Jacob Combs [1775-1794]000010-10100
283Joseph Combs [1775-1794]200210-00021

(Sources: (1) Excerpted from Matt Combs' Hampshire Co VA; (2) Page numbers from census index; (3) added birth year range of eldest male in HH in [brackets]) Search Words: Woolery Ulrich.

Notes: The HH (Household) of Daniel Combs includes 1 “Foreigner Not Naturalized” and the HH of Mary Combs includes 2 “Foreigners Not Naturalized”.


1823 Romney Academy, Hampshire Co, VA. Student: John G. Combs. “Romney Academy” … located behind the courthouse … one of the oldest inhabitants of the county, John G. Combs, remembered attending school there as early as 1823, at which time he was 10 years old.”

(Abstracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from the History of Hampshire County, WV by Hu Maxwell and H.L. Swisher, reprinted 1972, originally printed 1897, p. 297. Note: All newspaper excerpts provided by Combs Researcher Matt Combs)

Notes: This book lists 2 instances of apparent interviews with a John G. Combs, the second identifying John G. as a “newspaperman” in 1857. No John G. Combs has been found in the records of Hampshire Co VA. Instead, he was John J. [sic] Combs, a printer, born 26 Feb 1813 in Virginia, d 10 Jul 1900, Hampshire Co VA; m 1838, Hampshire Co, VA, Susan CRAWFORD (marriage also recorded in Allegany Co, MD, entered as “Jr.”) with early connections to both the Intelligencer and the Argus newspapers (See 1857 Hampshire Co VA re John G. Combs, newspaperman, Argus) Combs Researcher Matt Combs verified this at the Romney, Hampshire Co, WV library where he discovered a microfilm of the The Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser (newspaper), whose masthead lists the editors as Samuel R. SMITH and John J. Combs. According to the obituary of his son, Theodore Sutton Combs, b 1844 in Romney, “Major [Theodore Sutton] Combs' father, J. J. Combs, at the time of his death in Romney, was the oldest printer in the United States, having learned the trade from his father [unnamed], who was at one time an employee of Benjamin FRANKLIN.” (The Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday Morning, July 22, 1931). An oral family tradition is that John J. Combs was the s/o a William Henry Harrison Combs of Fauquier Co, VA (no more info and no William located in Fauquier). Given that John J. was a student in Romney, is it likely that he was somehow kin to the Joseph Combs of 1820 and 1830, listed in Romney in the latter record with two males b 1810-1815? Also note that Benjamin FRANKLIN d in 1790, a resident of Philadelphia PA. See also William H. Combs of 1833 in Frederick Co, MD and William H. Combs of 1840+ Jackson Co, VA (WV), a possible brother of John Joseph Combs, Jr.

More questions: Did Romney Academy include students who boarded? What grades/ages were taught at Romney? (When might John Joseph have been expected to have left school to begin his apprenticeship with his father?)


07 Jan 1824 (Hampshire Co VA Marriages) Sarah Combs, dau. of James to Frederick STARKEY, Jr. 1/7/1824. Frederick STARKEY, bondsman.

(Extracted by Combs Researchers Leslie Owens and Barbara Stacy Mathews from Early Records - Hampshire Co. VA (now WV) by Clara McCormac Sage & Laura S. Jones)

Jan/Feb 1824 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Sarah Combs & John [sic] STARKEY

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Note: Transcription of Original Record below. (from record image on wvculture.org). Despite no date readable in the image it has been indexed as 01 Feb 1824. Also of note: This is the second record on the image numbered “8”; date on first record (7) is 19 Jan 1824. Bolded text below is handwritten.

Know all men by these presents, that we John
Starkey, Frdk Starkey & James Combs

are held and firmly bound unto James Pleasants Esq. Governor
of Virginia, in the just and full sum of onwe hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment
well and truly to be made, to the said Governor or his successors, we bind ourselves, our
and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these
presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this ____ day of _______ 182_

THE CONDITION of the above Obligation is such that whereas there is a Marriage
shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Starkey and
Sarah Combs Children of the above bound
Frdk Starkey & James Combs

Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to
be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, sealed and delivered John Starkey in presence of Frederick Starkey Thos Bu. White James Combs


1826, July 17. Hampshire VA DB 25:112-13. This Indenture made the (?) day of July 1826 Between John B. WHITE Commissioner appointed by the Chancery Court of the County of Hampshire to carry into effect the execution the decree ordered in said Court at July 1826 in a suit wherein Jonas Combs was Pltff and Jonathan Combs Daniel Combs Francis Combs John Combs Joseph WHITE and Mary his wife late Mary Combs heirs and legal representatives of Thomas Combs dec'd defts these pending in said (court) of the one part and the said Jonas Combs of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John B. WHITE as commissioner as aforesaid in pursuance of said decree and for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar current money of the United States unto him in hand paid by the said Jonas Combs at or before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted sold aliened enfeoffed released & confirmed by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Jonas Combs his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land situate in the County of Hampshire on the west side of Town hill and on Palmers run now called two lick run and also on the drains of Stewarts run which are drains of Little Capon and as follows viz. Beginning at a double maple and white oak tree and three white oak stumps by a drain that was down by James STOCKS being the remains of the old corner of the entire tract & corner also to said STOCKS land and to Peter ALLENS land thence along ALLENS line being also the original line of said Thomas Combs tract S33º 55′ 28″ W30.33 poles to two ashes by a big lick on two lick run corner to Sarah WOLVERTON and Sam'l D__? land then S60º 26′ 24″ E along another of the original lines to a larger survey 36 poles to a stone on a hill side near said run in said line near two white oaks marked as pointers one standing from said stone at N 37.20″ W40 links the other S 67 ½ W 1 pole thence leaving the original line a N67 W223 3/4 poles to two white oaks on a ridge ALLENS corner of his part of said land thence along said ALLEN line N 35º 19″ E 107.22 poles to two pine saplings and a white oak sapling by a hollow which is now substituted for the stone called for as ALLENS corner which could not be found but this substituted corner being at the end of ALLENS distance in the original line of the entire tract thence along said line N 54, 4′.48″ W 162.32 poles to the beginning containing 226 ½ acres together with all and singular the rights improvements hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging and the reversion and reminders consts issues and profits thereof To have and to hold all and singular the premises with the appurtenances hereby granted unto the said Jonas Combs his heirs and assigns to the only p___ use and behoof of the said Jonas Combs his heirs and assigns forever. And the said John B. WHITE as Comm.er aforesaid hereby covenants for himself and his heirs that he hath good right to convey the same to the said Jonas Combs in manner aforesaid. And Lastly that the said Com__ and his heirs all and singular -- the premises hereby granted with their appurtenances unto the said Jonas Combs his heirs and assigns against the said John B. WHITE as com.r as aforesaid and his heirs who will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In testimony whereof the said John B. WHITE, as commissioner as aforesaid hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Signed: John Baker WHITE. Sealed and delivered in the presence of CLK (?) a court held for Hampshire County the 17th day of July 1826. This Indenture was acknowledged in open court and ordered to be recorded. Test John B. WHITE C-C.]

Hannah C. Friedlander Notes: Shortly after the death of Thomas, Martha sold Jonas Combs 205 acres of land on Lick Run. The deed was recorded on February 28, 1792. This was part of the land Thomas purchased in 1785. It is apparent that there was some misunderstanding between Jonas and the other heirs, even though Martha had given him a deed to the land. Thus in 1826, Jonas took the other heirs to court in order to obtain a clear title. Finally it was settled, he paying the commissioner $1.00. Jonas received title to 226 ½ acres of land. It is not known if the $1.00 is all Jonas had to pay, or if he had to pay a given amount to each of the others.


01 Oct 1826 - 25 Nov 1826 (Hampshire Co VA Wills) Will of Frances WHITE. No wife. 5 children: 1-Sam P., 2-John A., 3-Ribert N., 4-Frances M., executors, son 5-Thos. B. John WHITE. Wits: John Combs, Zebulon SHEETS, Adam LOY, Thomas NICHOLSON. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens from Early Records of Hampshire Co., VA, Clara McC Sage & Laura S. Jones, An Alphabetically Arranged Synopsis of Wills; Books I to XXI; Many found only in the original Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia)) SW: Robert

Notes: Is it possible that one or more of Joseph & Mary Combs White's children came to Hampshire VA from Hunterdon Co NJ?


Foreman, David. Publication 1 September 1826. Location: Hampshire County. Grantee(s): Foreman, David and Combs, John. Description: 77 1/2 on Sandy Ridge. . Source: VA Northern Neck Grants C, No. 2, 1812-1820, p. 333-334 (Reel 308).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


01 Sep 1826 (Hampshire Co VA NN C2:333-4, *3020, Orig. NNB:392-3) John Combs & David FOREMAN 77-½ a.

(Extracted by Combs-Kendall Researcher Denise Mortorff from VSLA Card Index)

Notes: Who was David FOREMAN?


1830 Hampshire Co VA Census

PageNameStats
Romney
002
Joseph Combs [1780-1790]0002201-0000001
012James Combs [1770-1780]22111001-1001001
014Bilby Combs [1800-1810]22001-11001
015Jacob Combs [1790-1800]210001-020001
015John Combs [1790-1800]000001-00001101
015Jonas Combs [1750-1760]0010000001-000001001

(Sources: (1) Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA (Matt Combs, Data From Lookup of Microfilm of 1830 Census, January 1997. Names from Hampshire County, Virginia (Now West Virginia) (1782-1850) Heads of Families and Index to the United States Census, Major Glen E. Michael, 1976); (2) Census Index for page numbers; and (3) added birth year range in [brackets])

Notes: Bilby Combs, not identified, may have been named after a member of the Peter BILBEE Family (witnessed 1791 Hampshire VA will of Thomas Combs), possibly with a mother neè BILBEE? Were Bilby, Jacob and/or John sons of Jonas who had 3 young men in his 1820 Census HH?


24 Dec 1832 Hampshire Co., WV, Inventory & Appraisment

Jonas Combs

(Combs Researcher Daryl Combs)


19 Mar 1833 - 28 Aug 1837 (Hampshire Co VA Synopsis of Wills) Will of Elisha POWNELL [POWELL?], ---3/19/1833; pr. 8/28/1837. Wife, Abigail. 8 ch.: 1-Isaiah; 2-Jonathan; 3-Ruben; 4-Martha; 5-Rachel; 6-Levina; 7-Abigail; 8-Sarah. Wit.: Wm. POWELL, Isaac ELY, John BAKER, Jr., Billy (or Bilby) Combs [or COMBE?], Andrew BOWMAN, Geo. CARDER. Exec.: son, Isaiah and Philip FAHS.

(Extracted by Combs Researchers Leslie Owens and Barbara Stacy Mathews from Early Records - Hampshire Co. VA (now WV) by Clara McCormac Sage & Laura S. Jones)


22 Jan 1836: Settlement

Jonas Combs

(Combs Researcher Daryl Combs - See 1832)


10 Apr 1837 Chancery BK #1: p.267 (Extracted by Dale Combs from Hampshire County Records, VA/WVA, 1816-1923, Vicki B. Horton, 1994, p. 42 {Abstract}) David [sic] Combs in his own right and William NAYLOR as administrator of David Combs, Francis Combs and Thomas Combs dec'd. Plaintiffs against Jessee MONROE Curator of Joseph ASBURY dec'd and Jesse MONROE as administrator de bonis non of Thomas Combs dec'd and Jonathan Combs, Mary WHITE and John Combs and John VANCE adm'r of Jonas Combs dec'd .. last will and testament of said Thomas Combs the elder dec'd when there was actually only eight viz, David, Daniel, Francis, Thomas, Moses, John, Jonathan, and Mary WHITE, Jonas the ninth child being excluded by the will.

Hannah Combs Friedlander Notes: Thomas' estate would not have been settled until John, the youngest son (b 1781-1791), was of legal age (1802-1812), and then only after the death of Thomas' widow, Martha. However, court records indicate that the children fought over terms of the will for years. It was finally settled in 1837, forty-six years after Thomas' death. Three, and possibly four of the children, were dead by then, and most of the others had moved out of the state. My interpretation is that the first mention of David is a mistake, that it should have been Daniel, since David was long since dead (Nelson Co, KY in 1801), which is why William NAYLOR is his administrator, and administrator also for Francis and Thomas, deceased. A few appropriate commas in here would help a lot! Jonas had d in 1832 (see above) with John VANCE as his administrator. Apparently Jonathan, John, and Mary (Combs) White are still among the living. No mention of Moses in any of these cases.


25 Nov 1837 South Branch Intelligencer.

Died in this place, on the afternoon of the Sabbath last, Mrs. Mary Combs consort of Mr. Joseph Combs in the 59th year of her age [b abt 1778]. Mrs Combs was a member of the Presbyterian Church - was a kind and affectionate wife…

(Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA, Abstracts From the South Branch Intelligencer (newspaper), Vicki B. Horton)


28 July 1838 South Branch Intelligencer.

Departed this life suddenly on Friday the 20th Inst. Mrs Rosanna COMB, consort of Biloy [Bilby] Combs leaving a husband and ten small children to mourn … Mrs. Combs was a member of the Presbyterian Church …

(Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA, Abstracts From the South Branch Intelligencer (newspaper), Vicki B. Horton)


Combs, James. Publication 25 August 1835. Location: Hampshire County. Description: 67 acres on north west side of the Cove Mountain. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants D, No. 2, 1820-1829, p. 366-367 (Reel 309).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


MULTIMEDIA Grant

GRANTEE Combs, James. grantee.

DATE 25 August 1835.

NOTE Location: Hampshire County.

NOTE Description: 67 acres on north west side of the Cove Mountain.

NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants D, No. 2, 1820-1829, p. 366-367 (Reel 309).

NOTE Recorded survey available. Land Office Surveys R, p. 659.

NOTE Original survey exists.

NOTE Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Land Office Surveys, 1-51, (reels 191-240), A-Z (reels 241-264), and A, No. 2-P, No. 2 (reels 265-280).

See below the VSLA Card index lists the date as 1838.

Extracted from the VSLA Website by Denise Mortorff


25 Aug 1838 (Hampshire Co VA NNE2:366-7, *3016, Orig. and L.O. Surv. Bk R:659) James Combs 67 A on the NW side of the Cove Mountain

(Extracted by Combs-Kendall Researcher Denise Mortorff from VSLA Card Index)

Note: Date shown as 1835 in Sims Index to West Virginia Land Grants, by Netti Schreiner-Yantis, 1992. Needs to be checked. See the VSLA website extraction above 25 Aug 1835


24 Aug 1838 Allegany Co MD Records. John Combs, Jr. m Susan M. [sic] CRAWFORD by Rev. SHAW

Notes: See 1823, 1850 and 1857 Hampshire Co VA Records.


08 Sep 1838 Hampshire Co VA Marriages. John J. Combs & Susan B. [sic] CRAWFORD (Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994, Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA)

Notes: John J. COMBS is listed on the 1840 Hampshire Co VA Census. Rev. SHAW was a traveling (itinerant) preacher and the marriage was apparently returned in Hampshire.

Matt Combs Note: John J. Combs… …did marry Susan Melvina CRAWFORD in Allegany County, MD.… …See the following from the Romney, VA (now WV) newspaper. There should be no reference to Rev. Shaw regarding this marriage. The original Allegany County Courthouse records from this era were destroyed by fire but were “reconstructed” at some time. I have personally seen the reconstructed records. Romney, VA is approximately 30 miles directly south from Cumberland, MD. The North Branch refers to the North Branch of the Potomac River. At that time, and to the present day, it is not uncommon for people from neighboring states VA, WV, PA to come to Maryland to marry. I was stopped many times on the street as a young child, asked for directions to the courthouse from lost young couples. I believe the no waiting period for a marriage license and no blood test requirements facilitated the marriages.

“Married: On Saturday evening last on the North Branch, in MD, by the Rev. Mr. BRENT, Mr. John J. COMBS to Miss Susan B. CRAWFORD, daughter of Mr. Thomas B. CRAWFORD of this place.”
—— The South Branch Intelligencer, 8 Sept 1838


17 Oct 1838 Hampshire Co VA Marriages. James Combs & Susan CORBIN

SE Note: James Anison Combs (1818-1902) and his wife Susan(a)h CORBIN are found in the 1850 Taylor Co census, the 1870 Wood Co, WVA census, and the 1880 Doddridge Co, WVA census. James A Combs, widowed, is found living with his son James B in the 1900 Pleasants Co, WVA census. Five children have been documented by birth, marriage, and death records in these counties: James, John, Martha, Annie, and Mathew. The deaths of both James A (d 1902) and his son James B (d 1929) are recorded in Pleasants Co. See records for these counties for complete information. Note one William CORBIN witnessed the 1791 Hampshire Co will of Thomas Combs. James was always consistent in census records that he was born in Virginia. James may be the same as James Jr. of the 1842 land record.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


1840 Hampshire Co VA Census

Page Name Stats
162Andrew Combs [b 1820-1825]00001-10001
162James Combs [b 1770-1780]011110001-00100001
162James Combs, Jr. [b 1810-1820]00001-00001
166John J. Combs [b 1810-1820]00001-00001
181Bilby Combs [b 1790-1800]1122001-1111

Sources:

  1. Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA (Matt Combs, Data From Lookup of Microfilm of 1840 Census, January 1997. Names from Hampshire County, Virginia (Now West Virginia) (1782-1850) Heads of Families and Index to the United States Census, Major Glen E. Michael, 1976.);
  2. Page Numbers from Census Index;
  3. Birth Range of eldest male in HH added in [brackets] Note that Joseph of the 1830 Census is gone. Deceased?

Question: Is it significant that Mrs. Bilby Combs and Mary Combs, wife of Joseph Combs, were both members of the Presbyterian Church? Also note that the Thomas Combs family may have been Baptists (Susannah PETTIT (Combs) baptised in Hunterdon Co NJ in Baptist Church).


02 Sep 1842 - 28 Aug 1843. Hampshire Co VA. Will of Samuel ALLEN, dated 9-2-1842; pr. 8-28-1843. Sarah, widow of William, gets Robert ALLEN'S land. Nephew, Isaac GANO, Sisters, Margaret COL (COLVIN) (husband S.), Elizabeth BURKET (husband Thomas); Anna VANDAGRIFT (husband Christopher), Mary CUNNINGHAM [CUMMINGS?] (husband Israel); niece Eva MCCABE (husband Daniel); her mother, Jane GANOE (Jane GANOE now the widow of Stephen GANOE). Exec., James LATIMORE. Sec., John RANNELS. Wit.: Isaiah POWELL, Sam LARRIMORE [LATTIMORE?], Sam SNEATHEN [SNEATHER?], Arthur Combs.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens from Early Records of Hampshire Co., VA, Clara McC Sage & Laura S. Jones, An Alphabetically Arranged Synopsis of Wills; Books I to XXI; Many found only in the original Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia))

Notes: Arthur not identified; not found in 1850 Hampshire census. The only Arthur Combs located in 1850 thus far was in Tazewell Co, IL (not researched). See Jonas Combs as witness to 1809 will of Stephen GANO, and see 1790 sale of land by Thomas Combs to a Robert ALLEN. See James LAURMORE below (a.k.a. Larrimore).


20 Oct 1842 (Hampshire Co VA NN Grants E2:299, *3017, Orig. and NN Surv E:47-8) James Combs, Jr. 100 A on the S side of Stony Mountain

(Extracted by Combs-Kendall Researcher Denise Mortorff from VSLA Card Index)

See also VSLA extract below.


Combs, James, Jr. Publication 20 October 1842. Location: Hampshire County. Description: 100 acres on the south side of Stoney Mountain. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants E, No. 2, 1838-1846, p. 299 (Reel 310).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


MULTIMEDIA Grant Survey

GRANTEE Combs, James, Jr. grantee.

DATE 20 October 1842.

NOTE Location: Hampshire County.

NOTE Description: 100 acres on the south side of Stoney Mountain.

NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants E, No. 2, 1838-1846, p. 299 (Reel 310).

NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. E, 1837-1854, p. 47-48 (Reel 320). NOTE Original survey exists.

NOTE Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.

Extracted from VSLA Website by Denise Mortorff.


07 Mar - 23 Sep 1844 (Hampshire Co VA Synopsis of Wills) Will of David LEWIS, David---3/7/1844; pr. 9/23/1844. Wife, Patsy. 8 ch.: 1-Daniel; 2-Alfred; 3-Aney [BIRD?]; 4-Rosannah Combs; 5-Mary BARNES; 6-Elizabeth; 7-Oliver; 8-Silas. Exec., friend, Garrett W. BLUE. Sec., William VANCE, William P. SLUMP. Wit.: Sam LAWSON, John I. HARDY, William E. LARIMORE.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens from Early Records of Hampshire Co., VA, Clara McC Sage & Laura S. Jones, An Alphabetically Arranged Synopsis of Wills; Books I to XXI; Many found only in the original Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia))

Notes: Whom did Rosannah Combs marry?


1850 Hampshire Co VA Census

(Transcription from microfilm copy, Nov-96, by Combs Researcher Daryl Combs except where otherwise noted)

p. 143

45/45 Absolem Combs 28 m VA Can't read Farmer
Mary A. 31 f VA "
Ann 5 f VA
John Wm 4 m VA
Mercy Jane 2 f VA
Eliza C. 9/12 f VA

48/48 Peyton Combs 30 m VA Can't read Farmer
Rebecca 26 f VA "
Mary 7 f VA
Ann 5 f VA
Sarah 3 f VA

49/49 Andrew Combs 36 m VA Can't read Farmer
Catharine 31 f VA "
Mary Ann 11 f VA School
Eliza 10 f VA "
Elizabeth 8 f VA
James 5 m VA
Rebecca 4 f VA
Nancy 1 f VA

p. 146

91/91 Mathew Combs 25 m VA Farmer
Christiana 23 f VA
Harriett J. 3 f VA
Elizabeth A. 2 f VA

p. 147

105/105 Samuel PARK 77 m VA None
Susannah 67 f VA
Anna 35 f VA
Susannah 32 f VA
James Combs 11 m VA

p. 150

158/158 Gibson RUCKMAN 45 m VA Farmer
James 18 m VA
Susanna 16 f VA
Thomas 13 m VA
Anna 9 f VA
John J. 7 m VA
Hannah 1 f VA
Anna Combs 64 f VA
David MARTIN 25 m VA Labor

Notes: According to her great-grandson, Edgar Combs, Anna was the widow of James Combs, b 1776, d 1850 (not found in mortality index). Edgar also stated that she and James were both born in Scotland, but this is not born out by either her own, nor her children's census records, nor by her 1880 death record which states she was b in Hampshire. Also note that oral family history passed down by descendants of John Joseph Combs (ancestors of Combs Researcher Matt Combs) state that their Combs were from Scotland, and that John Joseph named a daughter, Anna. See also 1852 Hampshire Combs-Ruckman land records and marriage of Mary Jane Combs to Gibson RUCKMAN. Also note that a James RUCKMAN witnessed the 1767 Hunterdon Co, NJ will of Jonathan PETTIT, f/o Susannah PETTIT Combs.

p. 164

339/339 Wm H. Combs 42 m VA Blacksmith
Mary A. 38 f VA
James 11 m VA
Rebecca A. 9 f VA
Elizabeth C. 6 f VA
Martha J. 1 f VA

Notes: Not a head of household in Hampshire in 1840.

p. 173

451/451 John J. Combs 33 m VA Printer
Susan M. 30 f VA
Jno. S. M. 7 m VA School
Theodore W. 5 m VA
Zackery Taylor 3 m VA
Thomas B. 1 m VA

Notes: John Joseph Combs, Jr.(?) & Susan M. CRAWFORD m 1838, Hampshire Co, VA. See also 1823 and 1857 Hampshire Co VA.

1165/--- Geo. W. JONES 33 Va farmer
Margaret 25 Va
Mary E. 5 Va
Ashford 3 Va
Malissa 2/12 Va
David Combs 23 Va labor

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser who adds: Index lists David as COMLES)

p. 239

1344 James LAURMORE 64 m VA Farmer
Naomi 60 f VA
Elizabeth 17 f VA
Silas N. Combs 14 m VA Labor

SW: See William E. LARIMORE as witness to 1844 Hampshire will of David LEWIS, father of Rosannah LEWIS Combs.


02 Aug 1852 (Hampshire Co VA) William Combs 30 A on NW side of Cove Mountain NN Grants F2:335, NN Surveys E:442-3

02 Aug 1852 (Hampshire Co VA) William Combs 20 A on NW side of Cove Mountain NN F2:334, NN Surveys E:443 (As S. RUCKMAN)

Notes: See Ann Combs in 1850 & 1860 Hampshire HH of Gibson RUCKMAN Also See next from VSLA.


Combs, William. Publication 2 August 1852. Location: Hampshire County. Description: 20 acres on north west side of Cove Mountain. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants F, No. 2, 1847-1859, p. 334 (Reel 311).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


Combs, William. Publication 2 August 1852. Note Location: Hampshire County. Description: 30 acres on north west side of Cove Mountain. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants F, No. 2, 1847-1859, p. 335 (Reel 311).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


MULTIMEDIA Grant Survey

GRANTEE Combs, William. grantee.

DATE 2 August 1852.

NOTE Location: Hampshire County.

NOTE Description: 20 acres on north west side of Cove Mountain.

NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants F, No. 2, 1847-1859, p. 334 (Reel 311).

NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. E, 1837-1854, p. 443 (Reel 320). (as S. Ruckman).

NOTE Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.

Extracted from the VSLA Website by Denise Mortorff


Combs, Matthew. Publication 1 September 1852. Location: Hampshire County. Description: 45 acres on north east side of Horse Ridge. Source: VA Northern Neck Grants F, No. 2, 1847-1859, p. 353 (Reel 311).

Submitted by Ernie Perry


01 Sep 1852 (Hampshire Co VA NNF2:353 Orig & NN Surveys E:458-9) Mathew Combs 45 A on the NE side of Horse Ridge

(Extracted by Combs-Kendall Researcher Denise Mortorff from VSLA Card Index)

See also Below from the VSLA website.


MULTIMEDIA Grant Survey

GRANTEE Combs, Matthew. grantee.

DATE 1 September 1852.

NOTE Location: Hampshire County.

NOTE Description: 45 acres on north east side of Horse Ridge.

NOTE Source: Northern Neck Grants F, No. 2, 1847-1859, p. 353 (Reel 311).

NOTE Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Surveys No. E, 1837-1854, p. 458-459 (Reel 320).

NOTE Original survey exists.

NOTE Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.

Extracted from the VSLA Website by Denise Mortorff


Tuesday, August 28, 1855. Richmond Whig & public advertiser (Semi-Weekly Newspaper, Richmond, Va.: 1833) Died- On Aug. 13, at the Glebe in Hampshire County, Va., Israel Combs, age about 64, formerly of Loudoun County. (p. 4, c. 5)

(Extracted from the Bernard J. Henley papers, Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, Catalog Card, VSLA, Available on microfilm

(Library of Virginia Film 144, http://eagle.vsla.edu/cgi-bin/henley.gateway?authority=0016-61480).


1857 “Newspapers” … “The Virginia Argus, a Democratic Paper, was established in the month of July 1850. It's founder was A.S. TROWBRIDGE … Sold the paper to Samuel R. SMITH and John G. Combs in 1857. They held it for 3 years and 9 months, and sold it to William PARSONS….” p. 357

(Abstracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from the History of Hampshire County, WV by Hu Maxwell and H.L. Swisher, reprinted 1972, originally printed 1897.)

John J. [sic] Combs' Jul 1900 obituary in The Hampshire Review refers only to his 60 years in the office of the South Branch Intelligencer (ca 1834-1894); however, an article appeared in the 29 Apr 1892 edition of the Intelligencer which refers to the Argus: “Your reference to the age of Mr. John J. Combs carried one of your readers back to boyhood days - to '46-'53 - to the old Court House (occupied by the Intelligencer) - to the hurry and excitement Saturdays getting ready to “go fishing with 'Dody'”. Whether Mr. Combs was an original fixture of the Intelligencer, I am not prepared positively to say. That (with the exception of a short arrangement with the Argus) he has been 'there or thereabout', I believe, for at least 45 years…” Another article referred to John J. Combs having done the “first job of printing for Chas. Broadway ROUSS, the New York millionaire merchant, ever ordered.” (The Hampshire Review, 18 July 1900) See 1823 Hampshire Co Notes for documentation that John G. was actually John J.


02 May 1860 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Elizabeth Combs 18 Oliver SAVILLE 30

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


1860 Hampshire Co VA Census

Eastern District

Hanging Rock

p. 2

5/5 William H. Combs 56 WM Farmer VA
Mary Ann 42 WF VA
Jas K.P. 18 WM Farmer VA
Rebecca A. 15 WF VA
Lucinda C. 13 WF VA
Martha J. 12 WF VA
Sarah E. 8 WF VA
George W. 6 WM VA
Rachel V. 2 WF VA

Capon Bridge

p. 25

3/3 Pius Combs 13 WM Farmer VA
(in the house of George PARK)

Notes: See Pius, age 2, in 1850 Hardy Co, VA Census HH of Charles Combs. The same?

PO not indicated by Enumerator.

p. 109

4/4 Ann Combs 75 WF VA
(in the house of Gibson RUCKMAN)

p. 113

5/5 Andrew Combs 48 WM Farmer VA
Catharine 42 WF VA
James 16 WM VA
Rebecca 14 WF VA
Nancy 12 WF VA
Sarah 10 WF VA
Margaret 8 WF VA
Mapas 5 WF VA
George W. 3 WM VA
Amanda 1 WF VA

Romney

p. 116

6/6 Absolum Combs 38 WM Farmer VA
Mary A. 41 WF VA
Ann 16 WF VA
John W. 14 WM VA
Mary J. 12 WF VA
Delilah C. 10 WF VA
Maria 8 WF VA
Iva 6 WF VA
Robert J. 3 WM VA
Martha A. 1 WF VA
Hannah E. 1 WF VA

MC Notes: Mary A. neè CORBIN [source?] Also note that Mary J. appears to have been same as Mercy Jane in the 1850 census, and the Mary Jane who m Feb 1870, Hampshire, James Gibson RUCKMAN.

7/7 Mathew Combs 36 WM Farmer VA
Christena 33 WF VA
Harriet J. 14 WF VA
Elizabeth A. 12 WF VA
Lavinia M. 10 WF VA
John A. 8 WM VA

p. 117

7/7 George W. Combs 6 WM VA
Eliza C. 1 WF VA

1/1 Peyton Combs 40 WM Farmer VA
Rebecca J. 36 WF VA
Mary E. 16 WF VA
Ann M. 14 WF VA
Sarah C. 12 WF VA
Philip S. 10 WM VA
William G. 8 WM VA
Rebecca J. 5 WF VA
James M. 3 WM VA

MC Note: Rebecca neè SWISHER [source?]

Romney, C.H.

p. 317

3/3 John J. Combs 46 WM Printer VA
Susan L. [sic] 36 WF VA
John S. Mc. 16 WM VA
Theodore 14 WM VA
Zachariah T. 12 WM VA
Thomas 11 WM VA
Sarah 9 WF VA
Anna 7 WF VA
Phillip 6 WM VA
James 4 WM VA
Mary S. 1 WM VA

Notes:John Joseph Combs & Susan M. CRAWFORD with sons, eldest son was John Slidell McKenzie Combs.

(Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA, The 1860 Federal Census of Hampshire County, Virginia, Daniel P. Oates, 1990)


10 Jan 1866 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Matilda Combs 20 David G. POWNELL 23

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


22 Feb 1866 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Jno M. Combs 21 Sarah F. PETERSON 22

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


03 Feb 1870 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Mary Jane Combs 22 James Gibson RUCKMAN 19

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Notes: See Ann Combs in 1850 and 1860 Hampshire HH of Gibson RUCKMAN. See Mary J. Combs, age 12, in 1860 Hampshire Census HH of Absolom Combs.


1870 Hampshire Co, WV Census Index

Absalom Combs WM 48 WV Sherman Township
Andrew Combs WM 57 WV Sherman Township
Ann Combs WF 86 VA Sherman Township
Peyton Combs WM 50 WV Sherman Township

(Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co, West Virginia 1870 Census Index, Bradley W. Steuart, 1990)


1870 Hampshire Co VA Census

John J. Combs, 53, M, W, Works in Printing Office, 300,100, WV
Melvina, 48, F, W, Keeping House, WV
John S., 28, M, W, Works in Printing Office, WV
Sallie M., 17, F, W, WV
Nancy M., 15, F, W, WV
Philip P., 12, M, W, WV
James R., 10, M, W, WV

(Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co, Virginia, Transcription of Matt Combs from Original Microfilm at the Charlotte Library, Charlotte, NC on 27 February 1998.)


06/30/1871. Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Amersy Combs, age 17, d/o Andrew Combs. Informant: Not given.

(Transcribed from extract of LDS film 0464941 containing Vital Records information from Hampshire County, West Virginia, Deaths 1866 - 1894 by Combs Researcher Matt Combs)

Notes: Not found in Andrew's 1860 census household.


10/15/1861. Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Rebecca Combs. Age 25. Birth Location: Not Given. Parents: Andrew Combs. Informant: Not given.

(Transcribed from extract of LDS film 0464941 containing Vital Records information from Hampshire County, West Virginia, Deaths 1866 - 1894 by Combs Researcher Matt Combs)

Notes: Probably 1871. See 1860 HH of Andrew Combs w/dau. Rebecca, age 14


7/11/1875 Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Sada Combs Age: 00. Birth Location: Hampshire. Parents: Margaret Combs. Reported by Gfather.

(Transcribed from extract of LDS film 0464941 containing Vital Records information from Hampshire County, West Virginia, Deaths 1866 - 1894 by Combs Researcher Matt Combs)


15 Feb 1872 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Delia C. Combs 21 John H.F. HAINES 20

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Notes: Probably Delilah C. in 1860 HH of Absolom.


19 July 1872 South Branch Intelligencer, Hampshire Co, WV. Married - At the residence of Mr. J.D. MERRYMAN in Cumberland [Allegany Co], MD, on the evening of the 16th instant, by the Rev. Henry NICE, Mr. George T. GOSORN to Miss Sallie M. Combs, daughter of Mr. John J. Combs -- all of this place.

(Combs Researcher Matt Combs) SW: GOSHORN


04 Oct 1872 South Branch Intelligencer, Hampshire Co, WV.

DIED - At the dawn of day on Thursday morning, the 26th of September, 1872, in this place, Mrs. Susan Melvina Combs, wife of Mr. John J. Combs, and daughter of the late Thos. B. CRAWFORD, in the 57th year of her age, after a short illness, which she bore with christian resignation to the will of God. She was the mother of 13 children, 7 of whom preceeded her to the grave. As a wife she was kind and affectionate -- as a mother devoted to her children -- as a neighbor and friend, warm hearted and generous. In the days of her youth she gave her heart to God and connected herself to the Methodist Church. She has gone, we trust, from the Church militant to the Church triumphant. May her children imitate her example. Her remains were interred in Indian Mound Cemetary on Friday evening -- funeral services by Rev. James HIGGINS, assisted by Rev. G.W. FINLEY.

(Combs Researcher Matt Combs)


09 Dec 1872 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Theodore F. Combs 26 Maggie M. FULLER 25

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Notes: Theodore Sutton [sic] Combs, s/o John J. and Susanna Melvina CRAWFORD Combs.


13 Oct 1874 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Book 2:6. John Jos. Combs 59 Mary RUSH 38

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

16 Oct 1874. South Branch Intelligencer, Hampshire Co, WV.

Married - At the residence of James SHEETZ, Esq., on Tuesday evening last, by Rev. John S. HUTCHINSON, Mr. John J. Combs to Miss Mary RUSH -- all of this town.

(Combs Researcher Matt Combs) SW: SHEETS

Notes: John Joseph Combs & second wife.


14 Oct 1875 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Sarah C. Combs 28 John David Keller LINTHICUM 20

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


17 Oct 1875 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Nancy Combs 24 Philip Washington WALKER 27

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


18 Nov 1875 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Rebecca Jane Combs 20 Franklin Pierce LOY 21

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


09 Jan 1876 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Philip Combs 25 Malinda Catherine WOLFORD 18

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Notes: s/o Peyton and Rebecca Combs Combs


25 Dec 1877 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Wm G. Combs 26 Mary M. LOY 24

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


03 Mar 1878 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Maggy Subin Combs 23 Jeremiah Frederick DEAN 34

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


22 Aug 1878 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Mandy Virginia Combs 18 Franklin M. POLAND 21

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994) SW: Amanda


Apr 1880 Hampshire Co, WV Mortality Schedule, 1880. Ann Combs, Female, b VA, d age 95. Housewife. Cause of death: Paralysis

(Combs Researcher Pat Orton)

04/04/1880 Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Dandrew [sic] Combs Age: 95. Birth Location: Hamp. Parents: Not Known. Informant: son.

(Transcribed from extract of LDS film 0464941 containing Vital Records information from Hampshire County, West Virginia, Deaths 1866 - 1894 by Combs Researcher Matt Combs)

Notes: Widow of James, d 1850.


1880 Hampshire Co VA Census

Absalom Combs WM 58 Farmer VA VA VA
Mary WF 61 Wife Keeping House VA VA VA
Anna WF 35 Daughter VA VA VA
Maria WF 28 Daughter VA VA VA
Robert J. WM 22 Son Day Laborer VA VA VA
Martha A. WF 20 Daughter VA VA VA
Hannah E. WF 20 Daughter VA VA VA

Andrew Combs WM 67 Farmer VA VA VA
Catharine WF 56 Wife Keeping House VA VA VA
George W. WM 22 Son Laborer VA VA VA
Andrew G. WM 19 Son Laborer VA VA VA
Ida C. WF 12 Gr Dau At Home WV VA VA

J.J. Combs WM 66 Printer VA VA VA
Mary WF 47 Wife Keeping House VA VA VA

Note: John Joseph Combs and 2nd wife Mary RUSH

Peyton Combs WM 60 Farmer VA VA VA
Rebecca WF 56 Wife Keeping House VA VA VA
James A. WM 23 Son Day Laborer VA VA VA

Philip Combs WM 30 Farmer VA VA VA
Malinda WF 22 Wife Keeping House VA VA VA
Lorena T. WF 3 Daughter WV VA VA
Charles W. WM 7/12 Son Oct 1879 WV VA VA

William Combs WM 28 Farmer VA VA VA
Mary M. WF 24 Wife Keeping House VA VA VA
Samuel P. WM 1 Son At Home WV VA VA
William L. WM 2/12 Son Mar 1880 WV VA VA

(Matt Combs' Combs of Hampshire Co VA, 1880 Census of West Virginia, Vol 13., William Marsh, 1992)


02 Feb 1882 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Andrew Gibson Combs 20 Abigail C. SHANHOLTZER 21

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Notes: s/o Andrew & Catherine Combs, Sr. (1880 Census and 1885 Death Record)


13 Jan 1885 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Anne Combs 40 Samuel Isaac THARP 45

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Notes: d/o Absolom and Mary Combs (1880 Census)


10/01/1885 Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Andrew Combs. Age: 24. Birth Location: Hamp Parents: Andrew + Catherine Combs Informant: mother

Notes: Andrew Gibson Combs, h/o Abigail SHANHOLTZER


10/02/1885 Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Ida Combs Age: 17. Born: Hamp. Parents: Andrew + Catherine Combs. Informant: mother

Notes: Listed in 1880 census household of Andrew and Catherine as a granddaughter.


17 Feb 1887 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Sarah C. Combs 17 James Fontaine HEARE 33

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

Notes: Not on 1880 Hampshire census


20 Oct 1887 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Ann E. M. Combs 18 Robert James Combs 30

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


01 Nov 1888 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. William Ashby Combs 23 Elizabeth Marg Susan POLAND 16

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


16 Apr 1889 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. James Madison Combs 31 Rhoda Ann PARK 31

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


01/??/1891 Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Ethel Combs Age: 3 mo. Birth Location: Hamp Wm. + Elizabeth Combs Informant: father

(Transcribed from extract of LDS film 0464941 containing Vital Records information from Hampshire County, West Virginia, Deaths 1866 - 1894 by Combs Researcher Matt Combs)


01/20/1892 Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. Catherine Combs Age: 72. Born: Hamp. Parents: Not Named. Informant: son

(Transcribed from extract of LDS film 0464941 containing Vital Records information from Hampshire County, West Virginia, Deaths 1866 - 1894 by Combs Researcher Matt Combs)

Notes: w/o Andrew Combs, Sr.


03/22/1892 Hampshire Co, VA Vital Records, Deaths, 1866-1894. No Name Combs Age: 1 da. Born: Hamp. Parents: P. S. + Malinda Combs. Informant: father

Notes: d/o Phillip S. and Malinda WALFORD Combs.


12 May 1892 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Abigail Combs 31 William Taylor HOTT 41

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)

MC Notes: Abigail was widow of Andrew Gibson Combs.


1896/01/29 Hampshire County, WV Will Book #22, p. 458. John Joseph Combs Last Will and Testament. I hereby bequeath to my wife Mary Combs (if I should die before her) all my property real and personal to have and to hold during her life. At her death to be given to my children. Romney, January 29, 1896 Signed: John J. Combs. Witnesses: John BREINIG and J.W. SHULL

(Combs Researcher Matt Combs who adds that John J. d on 10 Jan 1900)


18 Mar 1897 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Emma Jane Combs 23 Ruben Franklin POLAND 21

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


11 Jun 1898 Hampshire Co, VA Marriage Records. Angus Addison Combs 19 Annie L. BUCKLEY 20

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Hampshire County Marriages of the 1800's, Vicki B. Horton, 1994)


Excerpted by Combs Researcher Matt Combs from Pioneers of the Capon Valley by PUGH. pp. 62-63 In an article about Postmasters in Hampshire County:

Edgar Combs had bought out the ROGERS brothers, he having married Sallie ROGERS …”

He and Mr. Combs, both fine business people, as well as the ROGERS brothers, have done much to build up this beautiful village and the Brethren Church. Mr. Combs has been officially connected with the schools and Sunday schools.

Edgar's father was Philip Combs; his mother, Malinda WOLFORD, sister of Lora Grapes BERRY. His grandfather was Payton Combs, born 1820, died 1899; his grandmother, Rebecca Combs, born 1823, died 1896. His great grandfather, James Combs, born 1776, died 1850, and his great grandmother, Annie Combs, born 1785, died 1880. They were from Scotland and settled at the foot of Stony Mountain on Little Capon, this county.

Notes: Although the above states that James and Ann Combs were from Scotland, Ann's 1850-1870 census enumerations list her as born in VA as does the 1880 Census Mortality Schedule. Her Death Record states she was born in Hampshire Co, VA, and the 1880 census record of her son, Peyton, lists both his parents as born in VA.


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