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Index to Combs &c. Records of Stafford Co, VA
Combs Families of StaffordStafford Records (1785-1799)
Combs-Associated Families of StaffordStafford Records (1800-19?? )
Stafford Records (1665-1755)
including sources
Combs Land of Fauquier, Prince William & Stafford
Stafford Records (1756-1784)

1756 According to Josiah Combs' The Combes Genealogy…: “in the case of MURDOCK vs. RALLS, in Prince William County (formerly a part of Stafford), in 1756, some of the witnesses were: Joseph Combs, who lived in Stafford, nine miles from Dumfies, the old county seat of Prince William; Joseph's son-in-law, Capt. John ASHBY; George MASON and Jemima MASON; William KENDALL, John Combs' son in law…” Note: The following would appear to be the case; however, a check needs to be made re the “Richard Joseph Combs.”

27 Jul 1756 (Stafford County Liber N 1739-49: RALLS from Combs 505.) from (Prince William County Minute (Order) Books1755-57; 27 Jul 1756. John RALLS sues John MURDOCK.. the following come to Court: James PHILLIPS (8 mi.), John ASHBY (12 mi), William KENDALL (5 days ten mi.); Richard HEWITT (5 days, 18 mi. for RALLS); William ETHRING (5 days, 13 mi for MURDOCK); Charles HARDIN (1 day, 12 mi for MURDOCK); William BUSSELL (1 day 27 mi for RALLS), Jemima MASON (5 days for RALLS); George MASON (5 days for RALLS); John CARTER (1 day 20 mi. for MURDOCK); John PEYTON Junr (1 day for RALLS); Richard Joseph Combs (4 days 9 mi for MURDOCK; Jane WILLIAMS (2 days 9 mi. for RALLS); John RALLS Junr (2 days, 9 mi for RALLS)

(Posted by Patricia Junkin to the Old Frederick Co VA Rootsweb List, 21 Jan 1998, and reprinted with permission)

Notes: This record needs to be ordered due to the “Richard Joseph Combs” listed. No other Richard Combs (with or without middle name of Joseph) has been found in any records, Stafford or otherwise.


(Stafford Co DB P:121-125)

Indenture made Sept. 10 & 11, 1756 between Joseph Combs the Elder of Stafford and Joseph Combs the Younger, son of sd. Jos. the Elder, of Frederick Co., Va...for love and affection and 5 shillings…1,000 acs., all that tract of land in Overwharton Parish on the north side of beaver dam run b/b the North bank of sd. run as far as Brent Town Road & then by sd. road. Said Jos. the younger and heirs shall not by virtue of the presents claim any right to any profit arising from or appertaining to the said Stream called beaver dam run or any part thereof nor build or attempt to build any mill or mills upon any part f sd. stream nor any way disturb John Combs brother to the sd. Joseph…in possession of the mill now upon that stream or of the stream itself with all its profits and provided further that nothing hereby granted shall restrain John from bulding & erecting as many mills on sd. stream as he shall think proper.
s/Joseph (mark) Combs.
Wits: Evan WILLIAMS Clk. to Thomson MASON Esqr.
John RALLS, John NELSON/NEILSON, George CROSBY
Admitted to record at Stafford Co.Ct. Oct. 12, 1756. (Stafford Co, VA Deeds, Sparacio)

(Stafford Co DB P:125-126)

Sept. 11, 1756. I, Joseph Combs the Elder of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Va. in consideration of natural love & affection I bear unto my son Joseph Combs the Younger of Frederick Co., Va…have granted ans sell unto Jos. the Younger all and every the Negro Slaves (10 named) togetheer with all my Smiths tools
/s/ Joseph (mark) Combs
Wits: Evan WILLIAMS Clk. to Thomson MASON Esqr.
John RALLS, John NELSON, George CROSBY
Admitted to record at Stafford Co. Ct. Oct. 12, 1756. (Stafford Co, VA Deeds, Sparacio)

Notes: By 1768, Joseph Combs the Younger of Frederick Co, VA had removed to Loudoun Co, VA, where he resided when he sold 100 acres of the Brenttown land to Original YOUNG, later a witness to the 1781 Fauquier Co, VA nuncupative will of John Combs, Jr., s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. The land was described as part of a gift of land given to Joseph in 1756 by his father, Joseph Sr., and included Joseph the Younger's wife, Elizabeth (HARRISON?).


(Stafford Co DB P:126)

Sept. 11, 1756. I, Joseph Combs the Elder of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, for love I bear unto my Son in Law John ASHBY of Frederick County who married my daughter Jane…have granted my Negro man called Phill…
/s/ Joseph (mark) Combs.
Wits: Evan WILLIAMS Clk. to Thomson MASON Esqr.
John RALLS, John NELSON, George CROSBY
Oct. 12, 1756. Deed of gift proved and admitted to record

(Stafford Co, VA Deeds, Sparacio)


(Stafford Co DB P:126-129)

Indenture made Sept. 10-11, 1756 between Joseph Combs the Elder of Stafford Co. and John Combs, son of said Joseph of Prince William Co., for natural love which he hath unto his sd. son John Combs and 5 shillings, doth grant all that land on which sd. Joseph Combs dwelling plantation now is, lying and being in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County on South side of Beaver dam run b/b North side of sd. run as high as Brent Town Road and then extending over the North bank of the sd. run so as to include all the land above the sd. road to the sd. Tract containing by estimatin 1000 acs. more or less together with the mill upon the sd. run & all the appurtances thereof… John shall possess the separate and sole use of the stream called Beaver dam run with all profits therefrom arising and shall enjoy the same together with the mill thereon without hindrance.
/s/ Joseph (mark) Combs.
Wits: Evan WILLIAMS Clk. to Thomson MASON Gent.
John RALLS, John NELSON, George CROSBY

Oct. 12, 1756. Deed proved and admitted to record

(Stafford Co, VA Deeds, Sparacio)

(Stafford Co DB P:129)

Sept. 11, 1756. Joseph Combs the Elder of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., for natural love I bear my son John Combs of Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., have granted all the Negroe Slaves following (9 named) together with my Still…
/s/ Joseph (mark) Combs
Wits: Evan WILLIAMS Clk. to Thomson MASON Gent.
John RALLS, John NELSON, George CROSBY

Oct. 12, 1756. Deed of gift proved and admitted to record.

(Stafford Co, VA Deeds, Sparacio)

(Stafford Co DB P:130)

11 Sept 1756. Joseph Combs the Elder of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County for natural love I bear unto my two sons John Combs of Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., and Joseph Combs the Younger of Frederick County… have given all my household goods household stuff & implements of household linnen bedding brass and pewter & all my stock of horses cattle sheep & hoggs & my crop of corn and tobacco and all my debts rights & personal estate whereof I am now possessed to be equally divided between them share and share alike to take the same in common and not as joint tenants. /s/ Joseph (mark) Combs
Wits: Evan WILLIAMS Clk. to Thomson MASON Gent.
John RALLS, John NELSON, George CROSBY

Oct. 12, 1756. Deed of gift proved and admitted to record

(Stafford Co, VA Deeds, Sparacio)

Notes: No deeds of gift for other than the above three children have been located in Stafford County, and it is believed probable that they were the only issue of Joseph Combs who lived to adulthood. No extant records have been located thus far naming his wife. These final deeds of gift are the last record of Joseph Combs the Elder in Stafford County and probably signaled his impending death… unless he was the “aged and infirm” Joseph COOMBES of 1763 Loudoun Co, VA.


28 Jul 1757 Northern Neck Land Grants Page I-17 Charles HARDING (2:11), 14 acres on Beaver Dam Run of Acquia, 413 acres on Rocky Run, adjacent Robert Ashley, Joseph Combs, Barber, Isaac Birdwell, Frister, Cartey, Wells, Combs, Brent Town Road.

Harding Families of the Northern Neck of Virginia and Rockingham Co., North Carolina P. 64


1760 (Stafford Co DB P:257-259)

Indenture made _________ __, 1760 between Robert MILLION Snr. of Stafford and Robert MILLION Junr. of same…
Witnessed by Charles HARDING, Leonard ALVEY, George (mark) TOLSON, Benja. TOLSON Junr., James WIGGINTON

(Deed Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1722-1728, 1755-1765, Ruth and Sam Sparacio. (1987)

Notes: (1) Robert MILLION, Sr., h/o Keziah HOLLIDAY, father of Sarah Ann MILLION Combs; (2) Leonard ALVEY, s/o Joseph & Margaret GREEN Alvey of St. Mary's Co, MD; gs/o Joseph & Elizabeth ALVEY, assoc. with Abraham Combs of Old Rappa Co, VA & St. Mary's Co, MD, and ggs/o Pope and Mary ARCHDALE Alvey, Pope having been named in will of William Combs, s/o John & Margaret ARCHDALE Combs (m 1587)


07 Jun 1760 (Stafford -- NN Survey)

Mr. Charles HARDING, no warrant, surveyed June 7, 1760; 145 acs. on Bever Dam of Acquia by Brent Town Road; adjoining Joseph COMB'S 576 acs. and 1,343 acre tracts, Robt ASHBY, BARBER, Isaac BRIDWEL, Cartey WELLS, FRISTOW. CC - Mr. Nathaniel WILLIAMS and Stephen CARPENTER. Surv. John MAUZY.

(Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys: Dunmore, Shenandoah, Culpeper, Prince William, Fauquier & Stafford Counties, 1710-1780, Peggy Shomo Joyner)

Notes: Robert ASHBY who later m Catherine Combs?


19 Apr 1762 (Stafford Co WB O:453-455)

April 19, 1762. Will of John RALLS, Junr. of Stafford County witnessed by Jno. MATHEWS, Thos. EDRINGTON, and Cutb Combs. A codicil written April 22, 1762 was witnessed by John MATHEWS, Tho EDRINGTON and Cuthbert Combs.

(Sparacio)

Additional from Researcher Patricia Junkin:

“Lastly I appoint my Father and Mr. John Combs Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills…XIX of April 1762
signed John RALLS Junr.
Wit: Jno. MATTHEWS. Thos. EDRINGTON, Cutb Combs

(Posted by Patricia Junkin to the Old Frederick Co VA Rootsweb List, 21 Jan 1998, and reprinted with permission)

Notes: The above is believed to be the earliest extant record of Cuthbert Combs, s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. He was possibly (although not necessarily) 21 years of age at the time he witnessed this deed, placing his birth at pre-1742.


31 Oct 1763 (NN Land Patent Book I:100)

Mr. John Combs of Stafford Co. 180 A. Beaver Dam & Long Br. of Acquia in said county. Surv. Mr. John MAUZY. Adj. CARY or FITZHUGH (now Washington), grant of George SIMSON & Michael JUDD 21 June 1712, Joseph Combs, said Joseph COMBE, WALLER & WARNER now RALLS. 31 Oct 1763

(Virginia North Neck Land Grants, 1742-1745, Vol. II, compiled by Gertrude E. Gray, GPC, Baltimore, 1987)

Notes: See the 1723 Stafford Record of Joseph Combs I re “land that was Michael JUDD'S, identifying this land as the same as the 1723 land, and John Combs above as John Combs, Sr., s/o Joseph Combs I of Stafford.


21-22 Sept 1766 Fauquier Co, VA DB, Pages 538-542

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

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


1768. Quit Rent List. “A Rental for Stafford County for the year 1768” [folio 3]
Combs, John no. of acres = 1180; arrs = (blank for arrears)

(Stafford Co, VA Tithables…, Vol. 1, “Miscellaneous eighteenth-century Stafford records to 1785,” p. 66, original source: Virginia State Library, Archives Division. County Records; Accessions No. 21191. A Rental for Stafford County for the year 1768. 11 prints [Original in Huntington Library, San Marino California])


1773. Rent Roll. “Stafford Rental for 1773 Returned by Mr. Peter HANSBROUGH [folio 2]
p.78 Combs, John No. acres = 1330; due = 3.6.6; Arrs. = 1; Money Paid = 2.12.4

(Stafford Co, VA Tithables…, Vol. 1, “Miscellaneous eighteenth-century Stafford records to 1785,” original source: Virginia State Library, Archives Division. County Records; Accessions No. 21192. A Rental for Stafford County for the year 1773. [Original in Brock Collection, Huntington Library, San Marino California])


04 Dec 1775 According to the RW Pension declarations of siblings Sarah Ann and John MILLION (ch/o Robert & Keziah HOLLIDAY Million), she and groom, William Combs, a blacksmith, were both residents of Stafford County at the time of their marriage in Prince William Co by “Parson SCOTT,” and in early 1776 when he enlisted in the continental line company of Capt. Wm. WASHINGTON, and until his death in the fall of 1780 from war wounds. Sarah Ann MILLION Combs was still living in Stafford Co VA as late as 1783, after which she lived in South Carolina, then Russell Co VA, then Montgomery Co KY, and lastly in Edgar Co IL.


aft 1775 Stafford Co, VA. The Revolutionary War pension file of Jeremiah KENDALL, born 6 Feb 1758, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA, s/o William and Jemima KIRK Kendall, Jr. and gs/o William and Elizabeth Combs Kendall, Sr., includes his declaration, made 8 Mar 1833 in Fayette Co, PA, that he lived in the upper end of Stafford Co, Va with his father when he enlisted in the war.

(Revolutionary War Pension File S23743)

Notes: See Jeremiah in the records of Fayette Co, PA with the Combs of Loudoun Co, VA.


1776. Quit Rent Roll. “A Rentall for the County of Stafford for the Year of 1776.” [folio 2]
p.92

Combs, John No. = 1046; arrears = 2; comments = (blank)

(Stafford Co, VA Tithables…, Vol. 1, p. 92, “Miscellaneous eighteenth-century Stafford records to 1785,” original source: Virginia State Library, Archives Division. Fairfax Family Northern Neck Proprietary Papers, 1688-1810. Accessions No. 24062. Box 1, folder A-4. Stafford County Rent Roll, 1776.)

Notes: No other Combs by surname are found on these 1768-1776 rolls. William Combs, h/o Sarah Ann MILLION would have been non-tithable due to his military status. This was also probably true of the older sons of John Combs, Sr. - either that or they were apparently all in either Fauquier or Frederick Cos VA, or early Frontier Kentucky.


1777 The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 112 Mrs. Cecelia E. Menkens Kelley. DAR ID Number: 111433 Born in St. Louis [St. Louis Co], Mo. Wife of Isaac D. Kelley. Descendant of John Primm, as follows: 1. A. H. Menkens (1818-64) m. 1843 Virginia I. Primm (1827-1904). 2. Peter Primm (b. 1785) m. Marie A. LeRoux D'Esneval (1792-1878). 3. John Primm m. 1777 Elizabeth Hansbrough (1760-1832). John Primm (1750-1837) enlisted, 1777, under Captain COOMBS, Col. Thomas MOUNTJOY'S regiment, Virginia militia. In 1833 was pensioned for service as private. He was born in Stafford County, Va.; died in St. Clair County, Ill.

Notes: Numerous of the DAR Lineages include references to Capt. COOMBS (a.k.a. Combs) Company, Col. Thomas MOUNTJOY'S Regiment, Stafford County. According to the Edna F. Hightower Collection, Capt. Combs was Joseph Combs III, s/o of John, Sr. and Seth (not yet documented). Note also, however, Capt. Joseph Combs II of Loudoun Co, VA, s/o Joseph Combs I. It is not yet known if there were two Capt. Joseph Combs.


1779-1792 Virginia Publick Claims,* Stafford County

Cuthbert Combs Stafford County
John COMBES Stafford County
Joseph Combs Stafford County

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff who adds that no COOMBS or COOMBES spellings were listed in this index)

Notes: The above men, all having made claims for moneys or properties lost during the RW were probably all sons of John Combs, Sr., s/o Joseph Combs I and his sons, Cuthbert and Joseph.


1779? (Fauquier Co VA Loose Papers, Land Records, Unrecorded Deeds, ID: 327, Record Location: 1779-003, Box #: 11)

Joseph and Elizabeth Combs of Loudoun Co VA to John Combs. Fragmented. Date Missing. Synopsis: 242 ac. of land in Stafford Co. in Overwharton Parish on north side of Beaver Dam Run. Title History: remainder of greater tract bought by grantee of grantor

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Ann Musser)


1779 (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Book 7, p. 242, 1779)

Joseph Combs, and wife Elizabeth, of Loudoun County, sell 105 acres where Brenttown Road fords Dorrells Run to James HOLMES; another part of 1756 gift by father.

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


1779? (Fauquier Co VA Loose Papers, Land Records, Unrecorded Deeds, ID: 327, Record Location: 1779-003, Box #: 11)

Joseph and Elizabeth Combs of Loudoun Co VA to John Combs. Fragmented. Date Missing. Synopsis: 242 ac. of land in Stafford Co. in Overwharton Parish on north side of Beaver Dam Run. Title History: remainder of greater tract bought by grantee of grantor

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Ann Musser)


1779 (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Book 7, p. 242, 1779)

Joseph Combs, and wife Elizabeth, of Loudoun County, sell 105 acres where Brenttown Road fords Dorrells Run to James HOLMES; another part of 1756 gift by father.

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


08 May 1780-13 Mar 1786 (Stafford Co VA WB:197-200)

Wm. KING & Lettice his wife of Stafford to Wm. CARR of Pr. Wm. Co…land in Stafford Co…Beginning at a marked white oak corner to Joseph Combs, on the Beaver dam run of Acquia

(Deed & Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1780-1786. Ruth & Sam Sparacio)


Apr 1781 (Stafford Co VA D&WB 8 May 1780 - 13 Mar 1786:49)

Apr. __, 1781. I, John BREDWELL of Stafford Co. to his son Wm. BREDWELL land on the s/s of the Brent Town Road & n/s of the Beaver dam run of Aquia joining upon the land of Mr. John Combs.

(Deed & Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1780-1786, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, Virginia)


Apr 1781 (Stafford Co D&WB 8 May 1780 - 13 Mar 1786:49)

Apr. __, 1781. I, John BREDWELL of Stafford Co. to his son Wm. BREDWELL land on the s/s of the Brent Town Road & n/s of the Beaver dam run of Aquia joining upon the land of Mr. John Combs.

(Deed & Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1780-1786. Ruth & Sam Sparacio)


4 Oct 1781 (Fauquier WB1:428)

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

Exrs: wife, John ASHBY, John PETERS, Joseph Combs, Cuthbert Combs.

(Fauquier Wills, Admins, Estelle King)

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

04 Oct 1781 (Fauquier Co VA WB1:428)

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

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

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


1782 Clark Co, KY Deed Index 3:296 & 299

Agreement of Divisions. Combs, Cuthbert & c. with Combs, Benjamin &c. 5800 A… Marques [Marquis] CALMES, Marques J. CALMES, Benj. A. PERRY [BERRY] were all of Frederick Co, VA and Cuthbert Combs of Stafford Co, VA.

Notes: See Clark Co, KY for more detailed record; however, in brief the above was a division of land in a partnership between brothers, Cuthbert and Benjamin Combs (s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.) their brother-in-law, Marquis CALMES (h/o Elizabeth “Bettie” Combs) and Benjamin BERRY.


1783 Stafford County Personal Property Tax List.
“List of Taxable Properties, Stafford, 10th April 1783…” [folio 17]

John Combs 1 white male +21
[no category for white males +16]
18 negroes
8 horses
29 cattle
22 number in family
10 tithes

(Stafford Co, VA Tithables…, Vol 1, p. 218. Original source: Virginia State Library, Archives Division. County Records. Stafford County Tax Lists)


Date to be entered (Stafford Co WB 8 May 1780 - 13 Mar 1786:197-200)

Wm. KING & Lettice his wife of Stafford to Wm. CARR of Pr. Wm. Co…land in Stafford Co…Beginning at a marked white oak corner to Joseph Combs, on the Beaver dam run of Acquia…

(Deed & Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1780-1786. Ruth & Sam Sparacio) dup>?????


From the Virginia Gazette and Weekly Advertiser (Nicholson & Prentis transcription)

4 Oct 1783 - Twenty Dollars Reward
Run away from JOHN COMBS and William Taylor, living in the upper end of Stafford County, the 17th of July last, two negro men, viz. Jerry, about 30 years old, a very ill looking fellow, with remarkable large feet and legs, somewhat knock-kneed, and about 5 feet 8 inches high. Simon, nearly the same age as Jerry, a thick well set fellow, formerly had a scalled head, and I believe has some scars left, is very talkative, and about 5 feet 8 inches high. Whoever delivers the said negroes to me, or to William Taylor, merchant, in Falmouth, shall receive the above reward, or ten dollars for either, with all reasonable charges paid by Joseph Combs

Note: This could be John the recently deceased brother of Capt. Joseph II and John's son Joseph (Capt. Joseph II’s nephew); although it could also be Capt. Joseph II himself and his son ‘Johnny’
The merchant Wm. Taylor had dealings with Capt. Joseph II; both John and his brother Capt. Joseph II held many slaves over their lifetimes. Submitted by Bob Combs


1784 Stafford County Virginia Personal Property Tax List [folio 10]

NameWhitesNeg.oHorsesCatleWhls
Cutht Combs113114
Joseph Combs1538
John Combs116828

Surnames of persons in this folio include -- BRIDWELL, TOLSON, REID, WOODWARD, RATLIFFE, SHELTON, WILLIAMS, PRITCHARD, GEORGE, MOORE, BROWN?, ABBOT, LAWLESS, WILLOT, STARK, GOLLOHON, COOPER, WILLSON, LAURENCE, PEYTON, DIGGS, PRIMM, RALLS, LATHAM, GARRISON, FRANKLYN, WATERS, KNIGHT, POTES

(Stafford Co, VA Tithables…, Vol. 1, p. 233. Original source: Virginia State Library, Archives Division, County Records, Stafford County Tax Lists.)

DM Note: Cuthbert and Joseph are only one entry apart in the list, while John is 5 entries later. This may imply a very close proximity of their property since this list was not in alpha order.


1784 (Stafford Co WB 8 May 1780 - 13 Mar 1786:272-273)

Indenture made ---1784 between Capt. Marquis CALMES of County of Hamshier [Hampshire], State of Va. & Wm. HARDING of Overwharton Par., Stafford Co…rent…farm let 150 acs. on s/s of North run of Acquia commonly called Cannons Run bounded Beginning at mouth of br. call'd. Abraham's branch…to the Grand Patent…to hold during natural lives of Wm. HARDING & Clerkey his now wife & life of his son Lewis or survivor, paying yearly 1,000 lbs. cropt tobacco & the cask…first payment on Sept. 29, 1784…
/s/ Marquis CALMES, William HARDING
Wits: Jas. HOLLOWAY, Henry (+) REILEY, John STARKE, Cuthbert HARDING
Rec. Stafford Co. July Ct. 1784

(Deed & Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1780-1786. Ruth & Sam Sparacio)

Notes: Is this the same Marquis CALMES who m Elizabeth “Betty” Combs, d/o John and Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.? Clarissa “Clarky” MILLION (d/o Robert & Grace BENNETT Million) m William HARDING.


24 Feb 1784 - Jul 1784 (Stafford Co VA WB 8 May 1780 - 13 Mar 1786:274-275)

Indenture made Feb. 24, 1784 between Marquis CALMES Junr. in Hampshire Co., Gent., & Wm. PHILLIPS of Stafford…rent 300 acs. a part of it now in possession by a lease from Wm. CALMES Gt. Deceased the other part formerly the possession of McCULLOUGH lying & being one half on the s/s & the other half on the north run of Acquia commonly called Cannon's Dividing run up branch to line of the Grand Patent…white oak in a head of a Swaner…poison field…by HANSBROUGH'S gate…thence to CUMMING'S Spring Branch to the Branch that formerly divided McCULLOUGH and Jeremiah STARK… to hold during term of his natural life & the natural life of Elizabeth PHILLIPS his now wife & of John Sidenham PHILLIPS his son, or longest liver, paying every year on Sept. 29th 1500 lbs. of cropt tobacco.
/s/ Marquis CALMES Junr., William PHILLIPS.
Wits: Wm. HARDING, Henry (X) REILY, John STARKE, Cuthbert HARDING.
Rec. Stafford Co. July Ct. 1784

(Deed & Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1780-1786. Ruth & Sam Sparacio)


01 Sep - Nov 1784 (Stafford Co D&W Bk 8 May 1780-13 Mar 1786:348-349)

Sept. 1, 1784. Benjamin Combs & Sarah his wife of Frederick Co. to Joseph Combs of Stafford, 100 pds. for 190 acs. in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, upon long branch, b/b lands of Robt. KNOX, John Combs and land leased to Richd. READ.
/s/Benja. Combs, Sarah Combs.
Wits: Marquis CALMESE, Betty CALMISE, William BELL, Henry CATLETT.
Nov. Ct. 1784.

Above deed ordered to be Certified and at Court held in Sept. 1786 also acknowledged and ordered to be recorded.
Sarah Combs' relinquishment of dower was taken in Frederick Co. Sept. 15, 1784.

(Sparacio)

Notes: : Benjamin Combs (s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.) m Sarah RICHARDSON; d 1838, Clark Co, KY. Betty CALMISE was Benjamin's sister, wife of Marquis CALMES.


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