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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)

1800 Stafford Co, VA [Land] Tax List

John COMBS 634 1/2 acres
Joseph COMBS (for REID) 70 acres

(Extracted from Stafford County, Virginia 1800-1850 compiled by A. Maxim Coppage & James Wm. Tackitt. c. 1980, p. 4, by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff who adds: Although unstated, this appears to be a land tax)


1800 Stafford Co, VA Tax List

"showing a list of Taxables Upper District"

Joseph Combs
1 White Tithe
3 blacks 16+
(blank) blacks 12+
3 horses

Fielding Combs
1 White Tithe
4 blacks 16+
1 black 12+
4 horses

Seth Combs
1 White Tithe
5 blacks16+
1 black 12+
4 horses

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from Stafford County, Virginia 1800-1850 compiled by A. Maxim Coppage & James Wm. Tackitt. c. 1980, p. 8)

Notes: By 1800, Cuthbert Combs, Sr. had moved to Clark Co, KY, where he appears on that county's tax list in 1800 (Cuthbert was not on 1795 Clark KY tax list, but in 1797, his son, Joseph m in Clark Co).


6 Jan 1810 - 14 May 1810 (Stafford County Deeds Liber AA, 1809-1813, P. 70)

In the name of God Amen. I Joseph COMBS of the County of Stafford and the State of Virginia make this my last will in manner and form following, to wit: My will is that my wife hold and enjoy the tract of land on which I now reside so far east as my fence which is nearest my land in the occupation of my son in law John H. COMBS for the joint support of herself and my unmarried children, together with all my personal estate, for the same purposes till she shall marry or my youngest child shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, and when either take place, it is my will that my estate shall be so divided as that my wife shall only have the one third part thereof for and during her life.
My will is that so soon as it can be done out of the sale of land which I shall hereafter direct sold, or out of the profits of my estate, that the sum of five hundred dollars including about fifty four dollars already advanced her in property be given to my daughter, Polly WILLIAMS, and that a like sum of five hundred dollars be given each of my unmarried children whenever she, or he, shall marry or arrive to the age of twenty one years, as that sum being advanced as above stated will put those children on an equal footing with my daughter, Seth TOLSON, and my daughter, Sophia COMBS, who have each received about five hundred dollars.
It is my will that when my wife shall marry or my youngest child shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, the whole of the balance of my estate be equally divided amongst all my children who may then be alive except that part which may be allotted my wife as her third part; and it is also my will that at the death of my wife, my whole estate be equally divided amongst all my children or the survivors of them, having due regard to the advances already mentioned and which are to be deducted from the share of those whom I have mentioned as having received the same;
It is further my will that the whole of my land except that part set apart for the support of my wife and unmarried children, be sold on such credit as will carry the foregoing part of my will into effect so soon as it can conveniently be done after the death of my Mother (the Grave Yard excepted);
The Cain given me by Cuthbert BULLETT, esqr. I give to my Mother.
I appoint my nephew, Seth COMBS, and my friend, Enoch MASON, executors of this my last will. Given under my hand and seal this 6th day of January 1810. Joseph COMBS
Signed Sealed and acknowledged in presence of
John ASHBY
Fielding COMBS
Fielding X ABBOTT
At this court held for Stafford County on the 14th day of May 1810. The foregoing Last Will and Testament of Joseph COMBS deceased was proved by the oaths of John ASHBY and Fielding ABBOTT, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste V. PEYTON, C.S.C (Stafford County Deeds Liber AA, 1809-1813, Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, VA, corrected extraction by Combs Researcher Anne B.Musser)

Notes: Joseph Combs' reference to Cuthbert BULLITT and to his mother (Seth BULLITT) identifies him as the son of John COMBS, Sr., all three of whom are named in the 1766 Fauquier Co, VA will of her father, Benjamin BULLITT (See John Combs, Sr.). His will documents the marriages of his daughter, Polly, to a WILLIAMS, his daughter, Seth, to George TOLSON, and his daughter, Sophia, to a John H. Combs. Later Stafford County records document that Polly had m Nathaniel WILLIAMS, and that Seth had m George TOLSON. The Edna F. Hightower Collection (T. E. Anderson Letter) states that John Harrison Combs (s/o Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs) was born in Stafford Co, VA, married "his own cousin," and removed to Fayette Co, KY (although not in that order), and later records confirm that John Harrison & Sophia did leave Stafford for Kentucky.* Joseph's nephew, Seth, was the s/o his brother, Ennis, of Fauquier Co, VA. See below re additional children.

*Note: The Combes Genealogy… states that John Harrison COMBS m Sophia BULLOCK, not COMBS, but no record of that marriage has ever been located and it seems possible that the source was oral family history, with her name having perhaps been Sophia Bullock or Sophia Bullitt Combs, and an early researcher mistaking her middle name for a surname. Documenting the relationship is the fact that the children of Joseph Harrison & Sophia COMBS of Clark Co, KY are also the heirs of Joseph & Mary PRITCHETT Combs (See 4 Jun 1850 Stafford Co, VA records).


1810 Stafford Co, VA Census

(Selected entries in original order.)

p. 023/121
Nathaniel P. WILLIAMS: 01001-21110-07
[h/o Polly Combs?]
Braxton B. KENDALE: 20010-10010-00

p. 024
John WEST of W. C.: 21210-12010-00
Joshua KENDALE: 00001-00010-08
Richard SIMMS, Jr.: 21101-12400-05
Dixon BROWN: 20010-00010-1-2
Moses KENDALE: 10111-40012-1-38
Barton STONE: 20010-20100-0-15

p. 025/122
William BETHEL: 00100-10100-00
Aaron KENDALL: 00001-00000-00

p. 27/123
Daniel KENDALL: 00101-01310-0-2
Daniel MARON: 00010-00010-1-3
John STERNE: 20101-11101-0-19
Thomas PORTER: 31001-01100-0-3
Yearby KENDALL: 30010-01110-00
Thomas BEACH: 00211-01101-0-1
John JONES of W. C.: 01001-11001-00

p. 40/129
Sally WEEDON: 00000-00101-0-4
Nathaniel WILLIAMS Sr.: 01001-00020-0-12? [CH: cut off?]

p. 42
Margaret MASON: 00000-01001-00
John GILL: 00011-00001-0-?
Alexander JAMESON: 00001-00001-00
Fielding ABBOTT: 12011-30111-00
Robert GARRISON: 12010-11010-00
George TOLSON: 11110-40110-0-9
[h/o Seth Combs]
John ASHBY: 10010-01010-0-2
Sally ASHBY: 00000-01011-0-1
Cuthbert MILLION: 32010-22011-0-5
Vincent FOX: 10102-00003-0-0
Thomas FOX: 0010020100-0-1
Joseph ASHBY: 200101-0010-00
Isaac BRIDWELL: 11201-11101-0-5
William BRIDWELL: 00101-00100-0-1
Henry BRIDWELL: 12210-11210-00
John BURROUGHS, Jr.: 10010-31010-0-4
Benjamin BOWLING: 32010-11010-00
Presly SIMMS: 11201-10011:00
Richard SIMMS, Sr.: 30011-10011-00
John HARDIN(?) of C.(?): 20010-20010-00
Elizabeth ?????? of C.: 20000-10010--00-

p. 44/131
Valentine PEYTON: 02711-12201-1-2
Mary COMBS: 12000-00101-0-8 [neè PRITCHETT, widow of Joseph]
Benjamin PRICHARD [PRITCHETT]: 20011-10010-0-11
[father of Mary PRITCHETT Combs?]
William HEFLIN: 10110-20110-00
Joel REDDISH: 00201-00300-0-9
Robert TAYLOR: 10010-11010-00
Lewis MASON: 00101-12310-00
Charles BRIDWELL: 01110-00001-00
William McCOY: 000101-0010-00
Ann LOLLER(?): 003100-0101-00
Thomas JONES: 10010-00010-0-1
James EMBRY: 10010-11100-0-1? [page cut off]
Lewis BRIDWELL of A.: 11010-40010-0-11
Henry McINTIRE: 10101-32301-0-9
John READ: 12101-41001-0-6
Henry BETHEL: 50010-12010-00
Elijah HARDING: 000100-00010-00
John HARDING, Jr.: 112010-11101-00
William McINTIRE: 00100-00100-0-1
Leonard HILL: 10101-10301-0-15
William HILL: 00110-40010-00
Benjamin FICKLIN: 00201-00011-0-19
Henry ??????: 20010-20010-00

p. 45/132
William GOLLIHORN [GOLHORN]: 30020-00020-0-0
Jesse RALLS: 21301-30210-00
Jeremiah KNIGHT ?: 00201-00001-00
Uriah KNIGHT Jr.: 10001-21001-00
John DENT [Jr.?]: 10010-30010-00
Joseph CARTER: 20010-00010-00
Jesse KENDALL: 00001-00000-00
Silas WATERS: 4-0010-40010-00
James BROWN: 00001-00000-00
William JONES: 00101-02001-0-3
William BROWN of W.: 11001-02202-00
James HEWIT of W. O(?).: 10100-00100-0-5
William STRETTON: 00011-00001-0-2
Enoch MASON: 40101-10010-0-27
Gabriel SULLIVAN: 00010-10010-00
Thomas HOMES [HOLMES?]: 00501-01-211-1-0
Jonathan FINNAL: 10010-00011-0-13
Thomas B. CONWAY: 00010-00200-0-6
John HOLLOWAY: 01201-01301-00

p. 047-133
Traverse DANIEL, Jr.: 32031-50130-2-29
Andrew LEACH: 02101-21210-0-1
John GRIFFEN: 11001-21100-0-1
John H. COMBS: 50110- 01200-0-3? [CH: Cut off. Possibly 30-39] [s/o Benjamin, h/o Sophia]
Uriah KNIGHT, Jr.: 00010-00100-00
William RANDOLPH [Jr.?]: 00020-00010-0-4
John GAY(?): 00101-21001-00
Posey WHALING: 10010-30200-0-4
William ST?RKEE: 013010-11010-00
Richard BROOKS: 11010-11010-0-0
Enoch FRITTER(?): 34110-21010-00
Martin SKINKER(?): 00000-00000-3-4
Thomas COOPER: 00020-20010-01
Bryan CHADWELL: 11010-30010-00
Allen JONES: 21010-10100-00
Sampson GRINAGE: 00000-00000-3-0
Elizabeth BRENT: 00000-00000-2-0
Jacob POMPEY: 00000-00000-2-0
Letty GROVES: 00000-00000-1-0
Hannah POTES: 11000-01210-00

p. 048-133
Polly McDANIEL 00000-10011-00
Charles MIFLIN 00201-00111-00
Chesley SMITSON 20100-10010-00
William WATERS 00000-00000-1-0
Hannah EVES 00000-00200-00
Rachel COOPER 10000-10100-00
John ABBOTT 00020-00120-00
Seth COMBS: 32201-23002-0-15 [neè BULLITT, widow of John, Sr.]
Mehethelom READS 10200-02401-0-7
George JEWELL 10001-02001-00
James FORD 21010-20020-00
William GEORGE 00001-00000-00
Polly SHEPHERD 00001-00001-00
Stephen FRENCH 00000-00000-0-12
Samuel PEYTON 21010-12020-0-9
Robert ENGLISH 11101-11001-0-9
Bailey WASHINGTON: 26101-00210-0-45
Elizabeth FORD 00100-00401-0-1
Charles KENDALL: 01101-02111-1-13
Clarkie(?) HARDING 00100-00001-0-14 [neè Clarissa MILLION, wid of William]
Elizabeth PHILLIPS 01110-00301-0-9
Sarah McINTIRE 01100-01301-0-4
Sarah A. HOMES 01100-00201-00
James PAYNE 10100-00100-00

(1810 Census, Stafford Co VA, Transcribed by Combs Researcher C. Hammett from microfilm copy, 1998) SWL HOLMES

Notes: The above transcription not yet been proofed. John H. COMBS was the son-in-law of Joseph COMBS III (s/o John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.), h/o their daughter, Sophia (1810 Stafford VA Will of Joseph Combs II) 


14 Jan 1811 Stafford County, Virginia Deeds, Liber AA, pg. 175

In Obedience to an Order of Court of Stafford County, we the Subscribers have valued the Estate of Joseph COMBS decd., presented to our view as followeth Viz. Negro Rose, do. Leah, do. Kitty, do. Curtis, do. Scharlotte, do. Lydia, do. Newton, do. Henry; To one bed & furniture, (3 do. more), desk, black Walnutt Table, looking glass, Tea table, square table, chest, loom, pr. andirons, 2 p. harness & 1slay, 2 spining (sic) wheels, 7 siting(sic) chairs, 6 stone jugs pewter, coffee pott, earthen ware, brass candlestick, sugar box, pr. andirons, hackle, flax wheel, pr. steelyards, 1 gunn, shovel, tongs & addz. parcel of old hoes, a cart, 2 potts, 2 dutch ovens, a pott rack & old pan; 2 axes & hatchett, 2 cows & 1 heifer, sorrell horse, 7 head of sheep, saddle, wine pipe; Total £544…1…6
Robert OVERALL
John JAMESON
John READ
John ASHBY Decr. 14th 1810
At a Court held for Stafford County on the 14th day of January 1811 The foregoing inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Joseph COMBS deced., was returned into Court and ordered to be recorded. Teste: V. PEYTON, C.S.C

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Anne W. B. Musser from "Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Abstracts, 1810-1813", by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, Copyright 1992)


ca1814 VA Militia. Benjamin COMBS served in the companies of Henry WILLIAMS' & John QUARLES; lived in lived Prince William & Stafford Cos VA; m Margaret A PRICHETT, his second wife, 30 Jan 1851, Stafford Co VA; d 19 Apr 1870, Loudoun Co VA; widow also lived in Baltimore MD where she d 04 Sep 1905.

(Pension File WC-27932, Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, Vol. 1, Virgil D. White) 


1816 Stafford Co, VA Records

Polly WILLIAMS [Combs] listed in document regarding the bequest of a female slave and children from Benjamin PRITCHETT of Prince William [Co VA] to his daughter Rebecca WEEDON [who was also the daughter of Sally WEEDON ??] --the slave was valued at $300 - to be held by Rebecca to her death and then to go to Polly WILLIAMS and/or her children -- her children listed as Joseph WILLIAMS, Pearson WILLIAMS, John WILLIAMS, Frances WILLIAMS, Maria WILLIAMS, James WILLIAMS and Margaret WILLIAMS.

(Researcher EESZ@aol.com who adds: This bequest is further listed in a Jan. 12, 1856 deed from Lewis A. WILLIAMS and Frances WILLIAMS his wife whereby they sell their interest in the same slave to Roy HERNDON and George HERNDON (Lewis A. WILLIAMS listed as having intermarried Frances WILLIAMS).


abt 1816 (Loudoun Co, VA Death Records

Page 4, line 14

Died: COMBS, Davies W.. Race: White. Gender: Male. Date of death: 6 Aug 1889 Place of death: St - Loudon County Cause of death: Parralisis Age at death: 73 year(s) [b ca 1816], Place of birth: Stafford County COMBS, William, father. COMBS, Sarah, mother. Husband, consort. COMBS, R. B., informant (Son).

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


28 Dec 1819 - 31 May 1820 The Virginia Herald, Fredericksburg, Virginia,

dated May 31, 1820. Public Sale.

By virtue of a Deed of Trust, executed to the subscriber by George BAGGOTT, on the 30th day of December, 1818; will be sold on the 24th day of June next, to the highest bidder for ready money, at the House now occupied by Sanford CARTER, (on the premises,) the Tract of LAND, In the said deed mentioned; or so much thereof as may be sufficient to raise the sum of $746.25, which became due Enoch MASON, executor of Joseph Combs, deceased, on the 28th day of December, 1819; together with the interest that may be due, and the costs attending the sale. This tract of land contains 447 acres and 3 roads, is situated near the upper end of Stafford County, and is the same land which was conveyed by the said Enoch MASON, executor aforesaid, to the said George BAGGOTT, on the 30th day of December, 1818. The sale will take place about one o'clock, P.M. Benjamin Combs, Trustee

(Transcribed from copy provided by Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA by Anne Wickliffe Bradshaw Musser)


1820 Stafford Co, VA Census

[pages from census not given, but census index shows all were on p. 168]

Benjamin Combs 000300-00100
3 males 18-25 (b 1795-1802)
1 f16-25 (b 1795-1804)

Mary Combs 100100-00101
1 m<10 (1811-1820); 1 m18-26 (b 1794-1802)
1 f16-26 (b 1794-1804); 1 f>45 (b bef 1775)

James Combs 000100-00100
1 m18-25 (b 1795-1802)
1 f

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from Stafford County, Virginia 1800-1850 compiled by A. Maxim Coppage & James Wm. Tackitt. c. 1980)

Notes: Who are the other two males in Benjamin's household? Is James the second male from Mary's 1810 HH? Is he the same James Combs who m 21 Dec 1819, Fauquier Co, VA, Betsey, d/o Benjamin PAYNE?


03 Apr 1822 (Clark County KY* Deed Book No. 19 page 39)

This indenture made this third day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundered twenty two between Mary Combs, widow of Joseph Combs, deceased, GEORGE H. TOLSON and Scythe his wife and this George H. TOLSON as attorney in fact for and purchaser of the right, title and interest of Nathaniel P. WILLIAMS, who intermarried with Polly Combs, a daughter of said Joseph Combs and Benjamin Combs and Margaret his wife, John M. Combs and Harrison Combs and Fanny his wife, all of County of Stafford and State of Virginia of the one part and James FRANKLIN of Clark County and State of Kentucky who intermarried with Fanny G. Combs, a daughter of the said Joseph Combs, of the other part, witness that the said Mary Combs, George H. TOLSON and Scythe his wife in their own right and the said George H. TOLSON as attorney in fact for and purchaser of Nathaniel P. WILLIAMS, Benjamin Combs & Margaret his wife, John M. Combs, and Harrison Combs & Fanny his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to them in hand paid before the signing and sealing of this indenture, the receipt of which sum they hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents bargain, sell and convey to said James FRANKLIN his heirs and assigns forever all their right, title and interest of them the said Mary Combs, George H. TOLSON & Scythe his wife and the said George H. TOLSON as attorney in fact for and said peruchaser of Nathaniel P. WILLIAMS, Benjamin Combs & Margaret his wife, John M. Combs and Harrison Combs & Fanny his wife to a certain tract or parcel of land being the residence part of a tract of land for which the said Joseph Combs attained patent and hereby conveyed premises are on the waters of Upper Howeard's Creek, Clark County and State of Kentucky. He the said James FRANKLIN to have and to hold the right, title and interest of the parties aforesaid in and to the said tract, parcel or piece of land to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony of which, the first parties to this indenture have hereinto subscribed their names and affixed their seal on the day and year above written.
Mary Combs X her mark
George H. TOLSON
Scythe TOLSON
Benjamin Combs
Margarit A Combs
John M. Combs
Harison Combs
Fanny Combs

(Transcribed from the Notes of Mrs. Opal Combs by Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas who adds: The notes do not indicate if this was a Stafford Co VA or a Clark Co KY Record, but may have been Clark based on General Table of The Combes Genealogy…. See also 18 Apr 1850 Clark Co KY Record of Fanny G. Combs)

Notes: Sophia Combs, wife of John H. Combs, is not named above (why? interest sold to George TOLSON or others?), but otherwise, the children of Joseph Combs III are fully identified by the above record as:
Seth Combs, wife of George TOLSON
Polly Combs, wife of Nathaniel P. WILLIAMS
Benjamin Combs (m 1st Margaret A. EDRINGTON)
John M. Combs (m in 1823, Elizabeth MILLION?)
Joseph Harrison Combs, m Fanny. (1827 Stafford deed provides first name of Joseph)


6 Dec 1823. "Elizabeth MILLION was marryed to John M. Combs 6 day of December 1823"

(Excerpted by Combs-Million Researcher Dala Jo Cornett from the Family Bible of Cuthbert & Mary MILLION, parents of Elizabeth MILLION)

DJC Notes: Cuthbert MILLION, s/o Robert & Keziah HOLLIDAY Million, and brother of Sarah Ann MILLION who m 1775 William Combs, Sr. of Stafford. In a letter dated 7th June 1881 Adrian Arthur MILLION, son of Elijah and Elizabeth JAMESON Million (s/o Cuthbert & Mary), wrote to his brother John Mason MILLION and asked "write to me about old Aunty Betsy Combs where she is a living…" [This would indicate that Elizabeth MILLION Combs should be "findable" on an 1880 census]. The ancestry of RW William Combs has not yet been determined. It would seem probable that John M. Combs was the s/o Joseph & Mary PRITCHETT Combs (Research in progress). Cuthbert & Mary MILLION had removed to Madison Co, KY by 1830.


17 Dec 1825 Stafford Co, VA Deed Book Liber GG pg 32

Nathaniel P. WILLIAMS, Junior listed as owning 6 ac. deeded to him on a deed dated Dec. 16,1825, in Deed from Benjamin Combs

(Researcher EESZ@aol.com who adds: See Polly WILLIAMS daughter of Joseph Combs).


9 Apr 1827. Stafford Co, VA

Vol. 33 pg. 372

"Joseph H. Combs sells to Geo. H. TOLSON all Right and title of interest in the estate of and every kind which he hold as dower property from my father, Joseph Combs, dead. Signed, 9th of April 1827. Harrison Combs.

(Edna F. Hightower Collection)


1830 Stafford Co, VA Census

p.45

Benjn Combs
1 m30-40
1 f60-70 [his mother, Mary PRITCHETT Combs?]
5 slaves

p. 59

John Combs 1 m50-60; 1 m10-15; 1 m5-10
1 f40-50; 1 f10-15; 1 f5-10; 1 f<5
4 slaves

p.62

Willm R. Combs
1 m40-50; 1 m15-20; 1 m10-15; 1 m< 5
1 f30-40
29 slaves

(Extracted from Stafford County, Virginia 1800-1850 compiled by A. Maxim Coppage & James Wm. Tackitt. c. 1980, by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff who adds that unless otherwise indicated male and female represent free white persons.)

Notes: Census Index lists John Combs as John M. Combs; however, if so, his census statistics would not "match" the John M. Combs who m Elizabeth MILLION in 1823. 


May 1837. Stafford Co, VA LL12. Wm. R. Combs estate settled.

(Edna F. Hightower Collection)

Notes: William Rousseau Combs, s/o Ennis & Margaret ROUSSEAU Combs and h/o Sarah WICKLIFFE, d 20 Jul 1836 (Bible Record). This source also includes the following record, undated, but aft Aug 1850 when Virginia E. Combs m Walter HORE, and probably bef 1873 when she m (2) Thatcher Sanders BRADSHAW, which may have been the result of death of Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs, which occurred on 18 Oct 1872 (Family Bible Record):

1850-1873 Stafford Co, VA. R.R. pg. 277

"Whereas William R. Combs did by his last will and testament (lost or destroyed) bequeath to his wife Sarah Combs a life interest in his real estate and further devise that his said estate be divided among his children and whereas Walter HORE did intermarry with Virginia E. daughter of said Wm. R. Combs----------------. Therefore, according to their decision, we, Kendrick E. Combs, David W. Combs, Seth R. Combs and Bolivar C. Combs----------------land which our father, Wm R. Combs, etc. 


19 Dec 1837 Stafford Co, VA, Book L.L. 279

"Mary Combs widow of Joseph Combs, 19th. Dec. 1837"

(Edna F. Hightower Collection which does not clarify the reference)


1840 Stafford Co, VA Census

p. 24

Artamesias Combs [RALLS?]
1 m15-20
1 f40-50; 1 f15-20

p. 30

Mary Combs [PRITCHETT]
1 m40-50 [son, Benjamin?]
1 f70-80

Sarah Combs [WICKLIFFE]
1 m20-30; 3 m10-15; 1 m5-10
1 f40-50; 1 f15-20; 2 f5-10

p. 32

Nimrod Combs
1 m60-70; 1 m10-15
1 f30-40; 1 f10-15; 1 f5-10; 3 f< 5

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from Stafford County, Virginia 1800-1850 compiled by A. Maxim Coppage & James Wm. Tackitt. c. 1980)

Notes: (1) Is Artamesias the same as Artemesia B. RALLS, d/o Kenaz RALLS, who m 4 Jan 1817, Fauquier Co VA, John Combs? Which John Combs? Is theirs the family (of the right age) in the 1840 Census?


28 Feb 1843-9 Nov 1846 Stafford Co, VA Deed Book OO 1845-1848

Microfilm Reel 4. p. 157 28 February 1843- 9 November 1846.

Benjamin P. TOLSON and Prudence his wife to Kenrick E. Combs for $45 land bounded by the said Combs, John SHELKETT, the Brentown Road on the north and the "Mount Horeb tract and Ashby" on the East.

(Abstracted by Combs-Tolson Researcher Kristin Grasso)

Notes: Benjamin P., s/o George H. and Seth Combs Tolson; Kendrick Ennis, s/o William Rousseau and Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs. See also Combs-Shacklett (Shelkett) in Fauquier Co, VA, and see next.


1845 Stafford County Courthouse in Deed Book NN, P. 430

Benjamin P. TOLSON convey to Lyman KELLOGG all his interest in the estate of his mother, Sythia TOLSON, and grandmother, Mary Combs, which they held in dower from his father, George H. TOLSON, and grandfather, Joseph Combs. (1845)

28 Jan-Feb 1845 Stafford Co, Virginia Deed Book NN 1842-45. p. 430

28 January 1845 - February 1845. Benjamin P. TOLSON to Lymon KELLOGG all interest in the estate of mother Sythia TOLSON and Grandmother Mary Combs which they hold in dower from my father Geor. H. TOLSON and grandfather Joseph Combs. $60.

Note: George H. TOLSON died testate ca 1832 when Stafford Court Order Book no. 235 refers to Will and Inventory of George H. TOLSON (not extant)


28 Aug 1848 - Sept. 27,1848 (Stafford County Court Records, Book OO, page 518)

Known to all these men present that we Nathanial WILLIAMS and Polly WILLIAMS, wife of said Nathanial WILLIAMS, formally [formerly?] Polly Combs, granddaughter of Benjamin PRITCHETT of Stafford Co. Va., for and in consideration of the sum of $55 to us in hand paid by John UPGRAFT, of said co. --- at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledged having bargained, sold, granted and affirmed, and by these present do hereby sell to the said John UPGRAVE a female slave SETTY and all her children, being the same female slave, given by Benjamin PRITCHETT to his daughter, Rebeeca WEEDEN, during her natural life , then to become the property of us during my (Polly WILLIAMS) natural life, to have and to hold, our interest in the said female slave named SETTY and all her increase to the only proper use and behove to the said John UPGRAVE, his executive , administrators, and assigns forever , and we Nathanial WILLIAMS and Polly WILLIAMS for ourselves , executors and administrators, the said interest in the said female slave, her children and future increase to the said John UPGRAVE , his executor administrator, assigns and against us the said Nathanial and Polly WILLIAMS our executors, administrators and assigns, against all every person, persons who by and under us shall and will warrant and defend. And writing whereof have set our hands and seals this 28, day of August, have signed in the presents of N. P. WILLIAMS, Mary (Polly) WILLIAMS

We the Undersigned subscribers justices of the place in and for the said county , do hereby certify that Nathanial WILLIAMS party to the herein bill of sale personally appeared before use in the said county aforesaid, and acknowledge the same to be his act and deed and desires us to certify said acknowledgement to the clerk of the county court of Stafford County, in order that the same may be recorded, we further certify that at the same time and place that Polly WILLIAMS, wive of Nathanial WILLIAMS party of the same bill of sale personally appeared before us and being examined by us personally apart from her husband -------- the same fully explained to her she ---- that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the said and that she wished ---------------
Give under our hand and seal the 28th day of August 1848. J. GIBBINS. William LOGAM. Recorded Sept. 27,1848.


18 Apr 1850 (Clark County Kentucky Deed Book No. 35 page 175)

Know all men by these present that I Fanny G Combs of Clark County, Kentucy do hereby for value received, assign and transfer unto Branch M. TANNER of said county and state all right, title and interest which I have in and to the proceeds of the estate of Joseph Combs, decd. and Mary Combs, decd. late the widow of Joseph* Combs of Stafford County in the State of Virginia and his receipt to the executors or administrators of said Combs & Mary Combs shall be good and binding upon me as one of the devisees or distributors of said Joseph & Mary Combs.
Given under y hand this 18th day of April 1850.
s/Fanny G. Combs.
Wits: Reuben FRANKLIN, John W. HOLBROOK

BR: She has John typed in but crossed out…don't know if it's a mistake in the original…she penciled in Joseph.


28 Apr 1849 Sporacio's abstracts of Stafford Co. Deeds:

Stafford County Deeds, Liber GG 1825-1826, p.64

Deld BEN COMBS, Apl 28, 1849
THIS INDENTURE made this 17th day of December in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty five Between BENJAMIN COMBS of the County of Stafford and State of Virginia of the one part and MARY COMBS, his Mother, of the same County and State of the other part. Winesseth that the said BENJAMIN COMBS for the sum of twelve hundred dollars hath granted unto the said MARY COMBS her heirs and assigns forever, all that parcel of land in the County of Stafford, which ENOCH J. BROWN and his Wife conveyed to BENJAMIN PRITCHARD by their Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the first day of March in the year of our Lord 1805, which Deed is of record in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Stafford, and to which Land he the said BENJAMIN COMBS derived title under the Will of the said BENJAMIN PRITCHARD and which after deducting therefrom a small tract of about six acres of land conveyed to NATHANIEL P.WILLIAMS, JUNIOR, on the sixteenth day of the present month will contain Four hundred and ninety nine acres, but is expressly understood between the parties that in making this conveyacne the said BENJAMIN COMBS excludes therefrom the small tract of land sold NATHANIEL P. WILLIAMS on the sixteenth day of the present month and that his heirs are not to be accountable for which his wife MARGARET COMBS, may at any time make for dower in the lands; she the said MARY COMBS to have and to hold the premises and he the said BENJAMIN COMBS doth hereby warrant and defend the title of the premises to said MARY COMBS her heirs and assigns forever; In Testimony of which the said BENJAMIN COMBS hath subscribed his name and affixed his seal
Acknowledged in the presence of

ISHMAEL PRITCHETT, BENJAMIN COMBS CUTHBERT MILLION, BUREL MILLION

Stafford County Court Jany the 9th 1825. An Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged in open Court by the said BENJAMIN to be his hand and seal, act and deed, and ordered to be recorded

Teste JNO. M. CONWAY, Cl Cur.

Note: Kind of odd that the deed was made in 1825 but not recorded til 1849. Guess they "just didn't get around to it". Who is Ishmael Pritchett? Why did Ben Combs sell land to his mother? Had she not been provided for in Ben Pritchett's will? I am currently trying to research Benjamin Pritchett and what I have found on the web, suggests that the Pritchetts MAY have been related to the Rousseaus. That may explain Josiah Combs' identification of Mary as Mary Rousseau. (Bill Peters)

Note: This deed brings up the question again about who the Margaret Combs was who lived with Margaret "Peggy" Combs, widow of Ennis Combs, in the 1850 census. If she was Margaret Edrington, d/o Nancy Combs & William Edrington, and wife of the below mentioned Benjamin Combs (s/o Joseph & Mary Pritchett Combs), then what happened to their marriage? Did it end in divorce? Benjamin Combs married 2nd in 1851.
Without the evidence that you mention about Mary's death, (see Fauquier Co, VA 18 Aug 1853) I would suspect that this deed was filed in 1849 because Mary Combs did indeed die. She does not appear in the 1850 census, and the lawsuits brought by the heirs of Joseph Combs (h/o Mary) begin about that time. Mary Combs is in the 1840 census with an adult male living with her that could be Benjamin Combs. As long as Mary and Benjamin were alive, they may not have seen the need to file the deed.
Mention of Cuthbert Million connects Mary Pritchett Combs and son Benjamin to the John M. Combs who married Elizabeth Million in 1823 per the Cuthbert Million bible. We know that Joseph & Mary Combs had a son named John M. Combs, but there seem to be two of them. The other married Artemesia Brown Ralls in 1817 Stafford. Artemesia Combs lives near the children of Joseph & Mary Combs and Ennis & Margaret Combs, in 1850 Stafford VA census. Could Ennis have had a son named John M. Combs, not mentioned in his will? (Natalie McClendon)


7 Jun 1850 The Fredericksburg News (newspaper) Fredericksburg, VA.

At Rules held in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of Stafford County, on the first Monday in June, being the 4th day of the month, in the year 1850.
Kenrick E. Combs, administrator de bonis non with the will annexed of Joseph Combs, deceased, Plaintiff against Scythe TOLSON, Benjamin Combs, James TOLSON, adm'r with the will annexed of George H. TOLSON, dec'd, John COOPER and Scythe his wife, Benjamin P. TOLSON, George H. TOLSON, William TOLSON, Fanny TOLSON, John R. FITZHUGH, sheriff of Stafford, committee adm'r of John M. Combs, dec'd, the same committee adm'r of Joseph Harrison Combs, dec'd, Nathaniel P. WILLIAMS and Mary his wife, William Combs, Roy Combs, Joseph Combs, Cuthbert Combs and Francis his wife, Mary Combs, Angelina Combs, Marcus Combs, Samuel Combs, James Combs, Leslie Combs, Darcus Combs, Caroline Combs, Mark Combs, Alfred DAY and Mary Francis his wife, Joseph WILLIAMS and Judy his wife, Haden E. KING and Eliza his wife, John TOLSON and John WILLIAMS and Sophia his wife, Defendants.

The Defendants, Cuthbert Combs and Francis his wife, Mary Combs, Angelina Combs, Marcus Combs, Samuel Combs, James Combs, Leslie Combs, Darcus Combs, Caroline Combs, Mark Combs, Alfred DAY and Mary Frances his wife, Joseph WILLIAMS and Judy his wife, Haden E. KING and Eliza his wife, John TOLSON and John WILLIAMS and Sophia his wife, not having entered their appearance and given security according to the act of Assembly and the rules of this Court; and it appearing by satisfactory evidence that they are not inhabitants of this commonwealth, it is thereupon ordered: That the said defendants do appear here on the first Monday in August next, being rule day, and answer the bill of the plaintiff, and that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in some newspaper published in the town of Fredericksburg for two months successively, and also posted at the front door of the Court House of the said County. A Copy--Teste, June 7 J. M. CONWAY, c. c.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Ann Musser)


1850 Stafford Co, VA Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser who reports that this county is very difficult to read)

333 William COMBS 29 farmer VA
Artamacia 60 VA
Emma 21? VA

Note: John Combs m Artemisia RALLS, d/o Kenaz?

347 Kendrick E. COMBS 36 VA

351 Benjamin COMBS 55 VA [See 1814 above]
Margaret PRITCHET 28 VA
Leslie PRITCHET 1 m VA

380 Sarah COMBS 54 VA

[DK Note: Seven more people listed in this HH, not all Combs, couldn't make out]


From the following published source:

1850 Stafford Co, VA Census

225-252 COMBS, Kendrick E. 36 b VA Farmer

#330-352 COMBS, William 29 b VA Farmer
Adamacia (fe) 60
Emma 27

COMBS, Benjamin 55

375/400 COMBS, Sarah 54 [WICKLIFFE, widow of William Rousseau]
David 32
Seth R. 22
Louisa M. 21 [ESKRIDGE, 1st w/o Seth Rousseau]
Bolivar C. 19

1850 Slave Schedule

completed 30 June 1850 pp.s 694-773

Benjamin COMBS
George TOLSON*
Sythe TOLSON*
William COMBS
Kendrick E COMBS

(Extracted from Stafford County, Virginia 1800-1850 compiled by A. Maxim Coppage & James Wm. Tackitt. c. 1980 by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff who adds: *There are a George TOLSON and a Scytha TOLSON enumerated separately as heads of their own households -- George age 29, Scytha age 66.)


7 Jun 1850, Fredericksburg News, pg. 3, col. 2

VIRGINIA:

At Rules held in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of Stafford County, at the Court House of said County, on the first Monday in June, being the 4th day of the month, in the year 1850.

Kenrick E. Combs, administrator de bonis non with the will annexed of Joseph Combs, deceased, Plaintiff against

Scythe Tolson, Benjamin Combs, James Tolson, adm'r with the will annexed of George H. Tolson, dec'd, John Cooper and Scythe his wife, Benjamin P. Tolson, George H. Tolson, William Tolson, Fanny Tolson, John R. Fitzhugh, sheriff of Stafford, committee adm'r of John M. Combs, dec'd, the same committee adm'r of Joseph Harrison Combs, dec'd, Nathaniel P. Williams and Mary his wife, William Combs, Roy Combs, Joseph Combs, Cuthbert Combs and Francis his wife, Mary Combs, Angelina Combs, Marcus Combs, Samuel Combs, James Combs, Leslie Combs, Darcus Combs, Caroline Combs, Mark Combs, Alfred Day and Mary Francis his wife, Joseph Williams and Judy his wife, Haden E. King and Eliza his wife, John Tolson and John Williams and Sophia his wife, Defendants.

The Defendants Cuthbert Combs and Francis his wife, Mary Combs, Angelina Combs, Marcus Combs, Samuel Combs, James Combs, Leslie Combs, Darcus Combs, Caroline Combs, Mark Combs, Alfred Day and Mary Frances his wife, Joseph Williams and Judy his wife, Haden E. King and Eliza, his wife, John Tolson and John Williams and Sophia his wife, not having entered their appearance and given security according to the act of Assembly and the rules of this Court; and it appearing by satisfactory evidence that they are not inhabitants of this commonwealth, it is thereupon ordered: That the said defendants do appear here on the first Monday in August next, being rule day, and answer the bill of the plaintiff, and that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in some newspaper published in the town of Fredericksburg for two months successively, and also posted at the front door of the Court House of said County.

A Copy-Tests,

June 7. J. M. CONWAY, c.c.

(Contributed by Donna Blaney Tolson )


15-27 Aug 1850. The Fredericksburg News, Fredericksburg, Virginia,

August 27, 1850

Notice of Marriage. "On the 15th instant, by the same [Elder John CLARK], Dr. Walter HORE and Miss Virginia E. COMBS - all of Stafford

(Transcribed from copy provided by Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA by Anne Wickliffe Bradshaw Musser)

AWBM Note: Virginia Elizabeth Combs, d/o William Rousseau and Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs, m (2) Thatcher Sander BRADSHAW). See also Combs-Wickliffe Family Bible.


6 Dec 1850 Combs, Margaret A. Stafford County 1850/12/06 Asks for a divorce from her husband Benjamin Combs. Includes will, presentment, & bill. (Library of Virginia online Legislative Petitions Database; R188 B239 F69)


30 Jan 1851

Married: Benjamin COMBS & Margaret A. PRICHETT.

(Pension File WC-27932, Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, Vol. 1, Virgil D. White) See 1850 Census.

Notes: Benjamin apparently m the Margaret A. PRITCHETT (a widow?) residing in his 1850 Census HH?


20 Jun 1854 Stafford County Death Records, 1853-1871, Stafford County Courthouse. Page 3, Line 19.

COMBS,  Catesby E. (Edrington). Died June 20, 1854, Age: 6 mo. 20 days. Parents: Seth R. & Sally B. Reported by Seth R. COMBS, father (buried Edrington Fam. Cem.)

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Anne Musser from the book "Stafford County Virginia Veterans And Cemeteries" by Homer D. Musselman)

29 Jun 1854. Stafford Co, VA Death Records page 3, line 19.

COMBS, Catesby E. Race: White Gender: Male Date of death: June 29, 1854 Place of death: Stafford County Cause of death: Inflam. of Bowels Age at death: 6 month(s), 20 day(s) Place of birth: Stafford County Unmarried. COMBS, Seth R., father. Combs, Polly [sic] B., mother. COMBS, Seth R., informant (Father).

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

Notes: Per hard-to-read family bible record, Catesby, s/o Seth R. & Sally B. EDRINGTON Combs, was b 9 Dec 1853, d 27 Jun 1854.


8 Sep 1855  Stafford County Death Records, 1853-1871, Stafford County Courthouse. Page 6, Line 61.

COMBS, Walter. Died: Sept. 8, 1855, Age: 10 mos. Parents: David W. & Margaret E. Reported by D.W. COMBS, father.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Anne Musser from the book "Stafford County Virginia Veterans And Cemeteries" by Homer D. Musselman)

8 Sep 1855 Stafford County Death Records, Page 6, Line 61. 

COMBS, Walter. Race: White Gender: Male Date of death: September 8, 1855 Place of death: Stafford County Cause of death: Affection of Brain Age at death: 10 month(s), Place of birth: Stafford County Unmarried. Combs, David W., father. Combs, Margaret E., mother.

OTHER NAME Combs, David W., informant (Father).

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

Notes: David Wickliffe & Margaret E. LUCKETT Combs.


19 Jan 1859 Stafford Co VA. Death Notice published in The Fredericksburg News dated Jan. 28, 1859:

"At the residence of her husband, in Stafford County, Virginia, on the 19th instant, Mrs. S.B. COMBS, wife of Mr. Seth B. COMBS, and daughter of Captain J.C. EDRINGTON.

Notes: Bible Record shows Sally B., wife of Seth R. [sic] COMBS.


14 Apr 1862. Stafford Co, VA. The Bible Record of Seth R. and Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs lists the death of their son, Bolivar C. COMBS. The Index to Confederate Combs lists Bolivar C. as a member of the 9th Cavalry, Company a.


1 Sep 1865 Stafford County Death Records, 1853-1871, Stafford County Courthouse. Page 18, Line 15.

COMBS, Oseola. Died Sept. 1. 1865, Age: 4 yrs. Parents: B.C. & M.E. Reported by M.E. COMBS, mother.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Anne Musser from the book Stafford County Virginia Veterans And Cemeteries by Homer D. Musselman)

Notes: Bolivar C. m a widow PRATT per (???).


16 Jan 1873 (Stafford Co VA Marriages)

Virginia E. COMBS Hore married Thatcher Sanders BRADSHAW

(Combs Researcher Anne B. Musser who adds that this was a second marriage, that Virginia Elizabeth had 1st married married Walter W. HORE 15 Aug 1850, Stafford. Virginia is buried in Manassas Cemetery).

Notes: See the Stafford Co VA Bible Record of Seth R. and Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs, the above Virginia their daughter.


26 May 1881 (Stafford Co VA Circuit Court. D.O.S)

This Deed made this 26th day of May in the year of Our Lord 1881 from E.A.W. HORE, the heirs of DR. WALTER HORE and K.E. COMBS Administrator and trustee to JACQUELIN M. MEREDITH. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and three bonds each for Two hundred and Sixty six dollars and sixty six & two third cents payablr severally six, twelve, and eighteen months after date with interestthereon from date at six percent per anum, and a contract to saw out, stack, and give posession of Thirty three thousand three hundred and thirty three feet of Pine inch plank, to be one third of Long leaf and two thirds of Woods Pine, stacked with strips at the saw Mill yard, in monthly installments of one third each month from the time of commencing to saw the lumber the said E.A.W. HORE, K. E. COMBS, and undersigned heirs of DR. W. HORE doth grant, bargain and sell, and by these presents convey with general warranty and full immediate possession, with all the rights, privileges, and appurtenances thereof unto the said JACQUELIN M. MEREDITH and his heirs assigns forever that certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the County of Stafford, and State of Virginia, known as Williamsville, bounded as follows to wit.

Beginning at a large White Oak tree in the line of THOMAS GRIFFIS, Known as a corner in the old CASY (OR CARY) line and running thence with the lines of GRIFFIS, STARKE, and ALLEN, ADIE and BELL, a straight line S57 3/4 E. to the corner of WM. W. COOPERS part of old Providence farm thence with the line of COOPER to the North corner of old Providence farm in the line of Chappawamsic farm near to the summer house, thence with the line of Chappawamsic to the telegraph Road, across the same and continuing straight in the line of POWERS to a corner with the same near the Ridge road coming out from POWERS house, thence with said Powers, S43(degrees) W and with a part of GRIFFIS line across the Chappawamsic Road to the beginning containing Two hundred and six acres more or less. Witness our hands and seals,

E.A.W. HORE
T.S. BRADSHAW
W.W. HORE
Virginia E. BRADSHAW
P.B. BOWEN
M.H. BOWEN
K.E. COMBS Adm. & Trustee

*Note In order to secure the prompt payment of the first bond of 266.66/2/3/100 due six months after date, the said MEREDITH agrees to retain stacked on the Mill Yard, within six months subject to this lien, Twenty thousand feet of inch plank of good woods Pine, and Ten Thousand feet of good Long Leaf Pine to remain until the bond is paid.
State of Virginia, Stafford County to wit
E.A. MOUNTJOY Justice for the county aforsaid in the State of Virginia do certify that E.A.W. HORE, T.S. BRADSHAW & K.E. Combs whose name is signed to the writing hereto annexed bearing date on the twenty sixth day of May 1881 has acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid. Given under my hand this 30th day of May 1881.

A. MOUNTJOY J.P.

*The above note at bottom of signatures beginning with the words "In order of ending is paid" of eight lines was written before signing.

A.MOUNTJOY A.P.

Stafford County to wit.
Personally appeared before the undersigned Justices for the County aforesaid, VIRGINIA E. BRADSHAW & MAGGIE H. BOWEN whose names are signed to the above deed & having been examined separate and apart from their husbands, and the instrument of writing fully explained in all it's particulars, acknowledged that they had freely and voluntarily executed the same for the use and purpose therein set forth, and that they had no wish to retract the same. Given under our hands and seals this 12th day of August 1881.

G.M.WEEDON J.P.
A.MOUNTJOY J.P.

In the Clerks Office of Stafford County Court March 4th 1885. This deed of Bargain and Sale from E.A.W. HORE & others to J.M. MEREDITH with certificates of acknowledgement annexed is received and admitted to record.

C.H. SPINDLE D. Clk.

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Ann B. Musser)

ABM: Virginia Elizabeth COMBS Hore Bradshaw, d/o William Rousseau COMBS, 1784-1836. Dr. Walter HORE was her first husband, and Thatcher Sanders BRADSHAW, her second, and my gr. grandfather. Kendrick E. Combs was her brother. Virginia d testate in Prince William Co, VA in 1909.


5 Nov 1886. Stafford Co, VA Death Records, page 3, line 6

Died: COMBS, Seth Rosso. Race: White Gender: Male Date of death: November 5, 1886 Place of death: Stafford County Cause of death: Flux Age at death: 59 year(s), Place of birth: Fauquier CountyCOMBS, William, father. Combs, Sallie, mother. Husband, consort. Combs, E. A., informant (Wife).

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


COMBS, David W., SC0764, 14 Mar 1887, VA, srv. CoB 13th, US Inf, OW IA 19849 Rej (Combs &c. of the Mexican War)

Notes: Probably David Wickliffe COMBS of Stafford Co, VA who d 5 Aug 1889?


03 Apr 1888. The Free Lance, Fredericksburg, Virginia, dated April 3, 1888.

Wm. COMBS, an expert fisherman of local renown, caught with a hook and line, at the dam, last Saturday, a German carp weighing ten pounds 6 ounces. Fish are biting better than usual this spring and there are plenty of them.

(Transcribed from copy provided by Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA by Anne Wickliffe Bradshaw Musser)


7 Apr 1889 Stafford Co, VA Death Records, page 4, line 13.

COMBS, Virginia. Race: White Date of death: April 7, 1889 Place of death: Stafford County Cause of death: Softening of Brain Age at death: 48 year(s), Place of birth: Stafford County Occupation: Housekeep  JONES, Harry, father. JONES, Lucy, mother. Wife, consort. COMBS, William, informant (Husband).

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


Oct. 28, 1904. Fredericksburg Daily Star. Mrs. S. J. Combs, of Stafford

Dead.
Mrs. S. J. COMBS died at her home in Stafford county Tuesday [Oct. 25, 1904], of consumption, aged 38 years. The deceased was Miss Lieu HAMMETT, daughter of Mr. John HAMMETT, of Stafford, and is survived by her husband and two children. The funeral took place Thursday at 11 a.m. and the interment was made in the family burying ground near Berea. Rev. Homer WELCH, of Morrisville, conducted the services.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Anne Musser)

AM Notes: Lieu [Lucy?] HAMMETT m 17 Feb 1889, Stonewall Jackson Combs, s/o David W. and Margaret E. LUCKETT Combs. (Combs-Wickliffe Family Bible Record)


28 Dec 1911 Daily Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia, dated 28 Dec 1911.

MARRIED IN WASHINGTON. Harry B. BRADSHAW and Blanche G. COOMBS, both of Stafford County

(Transcribed from copy provided by Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA by Anne Wickliffe Bradshaw Musser)

AWBM Notes: See Blanche Combs, b 27 Mar 1788, in Bible Record of William R. & Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs. According to "Ancestors and Descendants of John H. Bradshaw & Scythia Enfield Fritter of Stafford Co., Virginia & Allied Families" by J. Douglas Bradshaw, 1991:

Harry Barksdale BRADSHAW s/o Charles Mason BRADSHAW & Lena Elinor CURTIS, b. July 3, 1892 Stafford Co., Va., d. Dec. 9, 1980 Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Va., m. Dec. 27, 1911 Washington, D.C. to Blanche Gross Combs d/o Kendrick Bowers Combs & Dulcie F. BRIGGS, b. March 27, 1888 Stafford Co., Va., d. April 3, 1963 Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Va.
Children of Harry & Dulcie (known as of now) were:
Charles Lloyd BRADSHAW m. (1) Abbie Christine TIMMONS,(2) Virgie Lee DAY
Harry Hughes BRADSHAW b. Sept. 4, 1916 Stafford Co., Va., d. May 10, 1987
Spotsylvania Co., Va., m. Anna Rea HANEY July 2, 1938 Stafford Co., Va.
Angeline Elizabeth BRADSHAW m. Simo Frederick MAKI


Cemetery Listings - COMBS (Extracted by Combs Researcher Anne Musser from the book "Stafford County Virginia Veterans And Cemeteries" by Homer D. Musselman)

Edrington Family Cemetery

Catesby Edrington COMBS (no dates)
Infant son of Sarah Elizabeth EDRINGTON Combs

Sarah Elizabeth EDRINGTON Combs
1829 Jan. 19, 1858
Consort: Seth Rousseau COMBS

Chappawimsic Church Records

COMBS, Sarah
No date Oct. 18, 1872

Notes: Sarah WICKLIFFE Combs

Hartwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery

COMBS, Dulcie
Maiden Name: BRIGGS
March 27, 1864 Oct. 7, 1941

Hammett Family Cemetery

COMBS, Lucie Hammett
May 2, 1869 Oct. 25, 1904

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