John Combs Wife (c1710-c1749) and The Eagle, 52 Ancestors #96

We don’t know her name.  In my genealogy software she is simply listed as “unknown” or “wife 1.”  But assuredly, she lived, because she had a daughter named Luremia, my ancestor, a daughter Martha and a son George.  She may have had other children too, before she died an untimely death.

Her husband, John Combs was born about 1705, so she was probably born about the same time or maybe slightly later. Let’s say she was born about 1710.  We know she had three children, at least three that survived, and they were born around 1740-1743.  Then she died.  Sometime before 1750 when her husband remarried.  She died knowing she was leaving three small children behind – and perhaps more.  Did she die in childbirth?  Did she know she was dying?  Maybe she prayed that her husband would find another wife who would love those children.  What does a dying woman pray for under those circumstances, other than a miracle?

We may not know her name, when or where she was born, or to whom, but we do know where she lived.  Amelia County, Virginia.  I was able to visit Amelia County in the fall of 2015.  I was able to find the lands of John Combs and his unknown wife as well as the land of Moses Estes whose son, Moses Estes Jr. would marry their daughter, Luremia Combs.  These families were close neighbors and their families intermarried.

Amelia County carries a chapter of the Estes family history that intersects with the Combs family.  That’s also the chapter of Luremia’s mother with the unknown name.  Moses Estes Jr. married Luremia Combs who was born about 1740, probably in Amelia County, to John Combs and his first wife.  John’s wife, Luremia’s mother, is buried someplace here, as is John himself following his death in 1762.  John’s second wife, Frances Elam, married him on September 11, 1750 knowing he had three motherless children, had 4 more children with John Combs, remarried and outlived him significantly, until sometime after 1778.  Luremia Combs and Moses Estes Jr. married about the time John died.

The Estes Land

Moses Estes Jr., Luremia’s husband, was likely born in Hanover County.  It’s unclear when the Estes family, at least Moses Sr., moved to Amelia County, but he is listed in a deed in 1749 selling land in Louisa County and noted as “of Amelia County.”

By 1769, both Moses Sr. and his brother Elisha were living in Amelia County when Moses sued his brother relative to his father’s estate, and in the very early 1770s, Moses Sr. and Moses Jr. had moved to Halifax County, Virginia.

We know that in Amelia County, Moses Estes owned land that abutted Nicholas Gillington’s land, and Gillington’s land was on Horsepen Branch of Raleigh Parish which would put Horsepen Branch on Flatt Creek, located 3 or 4 miles east of the Grub Hill Church on 636, Lodore Road.

Combs wife 1

Yes, I know chasing the neighbors’ property is the long way around to find my ancestors – but sometimes that is the only way to find your ancestor’s property, and it can be done.  Thank heavens for landmarks with names.  If you pull the deeds for all of the neighbors, at least one of them will likely have a creek name or some landmark you can find today.  You then know, based on the land description, where your ancestor’s land was located in proximity to the land and landmark you just found.

Is this a royal pain in the patoot?  Oh yea.  Does it work?  Oh yea!!!!

Combs wife 2

Today you can visit the location of Moses Estes’ land on Lodore Road.

Combs wife 3

Dykeland Road (632) crosses Horsepen Branch.  Moses’ land seems to be closer to this location.

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You can’t visit the Dykeland Road location on Google street view, probably because it’s dirt.

The Combs Land

John Combs and Luremia’s mother lived in very close proximity to the Egglestetton family and the Booker family, making his land easier to find, in general terms.  Grub Hill Church seems to be the center of this entire neighborhood and probably was then too.

Combs wife grub hill

Starting our tour at Grub Hill Church, founded in 1754, so known to the Estes and Combs families, I have to wonder if this is where John Combs and Luremia’s mother are buried.  Luremia’s mother died before 1750, so she may be buried on John’s farm, but then again, this cemetery could predate the church, so one never knows.  For all I know, this cemetery could have been ON the Combs farm.

Combs wife grub hill 2

This church was rebuilt in the 1800s, but this is the old section of the cemetery.

John died in 1762, and I’d bet he is buried with Luremia’s mother, wherever she is buried.

The Egglestetton family lived on Egglestetton Road, which, combined with the fact that one of the Egglestetton homes is on the register of historic places, and well-marked, makes them easy to find.

Combs wife eggletetton

After I returned home, I also discovered a second Egglestetton historic home, Locust Grove, located at the end of route 638 off the north side of Route 681.

Robert Farguson patented 400 acres on the lower side of Flatt Creek on Sept. 28, 1732 and sold it to Thomas Pettus who sold it to William Egglesten in 1753 – the land beginning at the mouth of Cabbin Branch.

According to the book, “Old Homes and Buildings of Amelia County, Virginia, Volume II” by Gibson McConnauhey, Locust Grove was the original Egglestetton plantation, and this included the land that was sold to Egglestetton by John Combs.

On December 23, 1778, William Egglestetton purchased from Frances Hubbard and her husband, Joseph, Frances’s dower right in the land of her late husband, John Combs, which had been patented to him on September 28, 1732.  This confirmed that indeed, John’s land is very near Locust Grove, if not the land of Locus Grove itself.

In 1798, Judith Egglestetton gave to her son, Edward, the life estate in the 400 acres that her husband, William Egglestetton had purchased of John Combs (DB20, p 425).

On the map below, the Locust Grove location is noted with the grey balloon and to the right, 630 is Egglestetton Road where the other historic Egglestetton home is located.

Combs wife 5

Looking at this map, I have to wonder if Haw Branch was formerly called Cabbin Branch when Joseph Ferguson patented the land.

It looks like Ferguson’s bridge could be the one over Flatt Creek on Lodore Road.  Even today, this is a wooden bridge.

Combs wife 6

What we know is that John Combs land was someplace in this area, and that he was keeping the road from the Flatt Creek bridge to the courthouse open and in order.

Combs wife 7

John’s land was between Nibbs and Flatt Creek and it looks like Combs bridge is the bridge on Grub Hill Church Road over Flatt Creek, shown above with the grey balloon.  The Farguson land and bridge is where N. Lodore Road crosses Flatt creek, on the left.

The Booker Home

Edmund Booker was a very wealthy planter in Amelia County – THE rich and influential man in the neighborhood.  He was also the neighbor of John Combs and his wife.

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The old Edmund Booker home is now a lovely restored Bed and Breakfast and wedding event center called Winterham.  I stopped and was fortunate enough to find the owner available to talk for a few minutes.  It turns out that she is a history buff and has written several of the Amelia County articles and books.  She also shared with me a map of Winterham from 1869 which shows the original lines of the Booker plantation.

Combs wife Winterham survey

Combs wife Winterham survey 2

You can see the Egglestton lines to the left in the top photo.  North is not at the top.

Riding Down Egglestetton Road

Combs wife Egglestetton road

So let’s take a ride down Egglestetton Road.

This is the land on the southwest corner of Grub Hill Church Road and Egglestetton Road.  This is what most of the area looks like.  Slightly rolling and fertile.  This was indeed good land to patent.

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Part of Egglestetton Road is still forested.

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We found this lovely old tractor on one of the farms along Egglestetton Road.

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I do believe this is a bit of a fixer upper.

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It’s just beautiful farm country here.

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Flatt Creek

From here we rode north on  Grub Hill Church Road to see George Combs bridge on Flatt Creek.

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Flatt Creek isn’t terribly large here, but it is large enough that a bridge would have been needed.

A second small bridge exists today on Grub Hill Church Road but south of Flatt Creek, yet north of Egglestetton Road.  This may well have been the branch that Edmund Booker referred to on George Combs land that he agreed to keep open.

At court, in January 1747, John Booker requests that the road near his house on the way to Richard Booker’s mill be stopped and the old road near John Comb’s be kept open and Booker agrees to build a bridge over the run near Comb’s house and keep it in repair.

Of course, the road has changed between now and then, so perhaps this is not the exact same location, but there aren’t many candidates.

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This is a branch of Nibbs Creek on Grub Hill Church Road, north of the church but before Flatt Creek.

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If that is George Combs branch, then this is George Combs land.

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Luremia’s Mother’s DNA

We may not know her name, but we can still perhaps discover more about Luremia’s mother.

Luremia’s mother had two daughters, both of whom would have passed on her mitochondrial DNA to her granddaughters through both daughters.  Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mothers to all of their children, but only the females pass it on.

Therefore, both daughters, Luremia and Martha would pass their mother’s mitochondrial DNA to their daughters, who would pass it on through their daughters, to the current generations.  Mitochondrial DNA is never combined with the DNA of the father.

  • Luremia Combs married Moses Estes Jr. and had the following daughters:
  • Patience Estes born before 1780 and married Peter Holt in Halifax County, VA.  Patience died before 1837, lived in Smith County, TN, and had at least one daughter, Cointhiana (or Cintha) Holt who married Johnson Moorefield.
  • Clarissa Combs Estes born in the 1760s, married Frances Boyd in Halifax County in 1786, lived in Georgia in 1837, and had daughters May Isabel Irving Boyd, Lorany Combs Boyd, Clarice Combs Boyd and Nancy Lawson Boyd.
  • Judith Estes born before 1787, married Andrew Juniel in Halifax County in 1806 and died before 1837 in Henderson County, KY.  She had daughters Sally, Nancy, Luraney and Jane.
  • Patsy Martha Estes, married before 1799 to Robert Jackson (also spelled Hackson) and was married in 1837 to a Lax, children unknown.
  • Maga Estes married in 1792 in Halifax County to William Patrick Boyd, children unknown.  Not mentioned as a child in 1837 suit.  Either she was dead with no heirs, or perhaps she was not a child of Moses and Luremia.

Luremia’s sister, Martha Combs married James Bowlen or Bowls, but nothing more is known of this couple.

If you descend from Luremia Combs Estes or Martha Combs Bowlen (or Bowls) through all females, I have a DNA testing scholarship for you.

Wouldn’t it be ironic to not know Luremia’s mother’s name, but to know about her ancestors through her DNA.

A Hint

We do have one hint as to a possible identity of Luremia’s mother – and it comes through lawsuits that followed John Combs death.  In those lawsuits, Jamie Farguson is refered to as George Combs uncle.  George Combs is Luremia’s brother, both children of John Combs and his unknown wife.

Now we know that the surnames are different, so Jamie Farguson/Ferguson is not John Combs’, brother unless he is a half-brother.

So, either James Farguson’s wife is a Combs, or John Combs first wife, Luremia’s mother, was a Farguson, now spelled Ferguson.  That’s certainly possible, because the Farguson/Ferguson family and the Combs family arrived at about the same time in Amelia County and their land was adjacent.

Tracking down the Ferguson family, it appears that John Ferguson was the first and only Ferguson of his generation to patent land in Amelia County – although his son, Robert, wasn’t far behind.  John was the son of James Ferguson of Essex County, and James Ferguson’s daughters seem to be accounted for – with no Combs involved, so perhaps John’s wife, Elizabeth was indeed a Combs.  Or perhaps John’s son, James married a Combs.  John Combs died in 1778, with a will, and mentions his children and some of his grandchildren, but no Combs.  Of course, if Luremia’s mother was John Combs daughter, she predeceased him. It’s also possible that the John who died in 1778 was the son of the original John.

Unfortunately, we have nothing more than this one vague reference to “uncle Jamie Farguson.”

If descendants of Luremia, George and Martha Combs stumble over any unusual Ferguson DNA matches, this could be the source.  However, having said that, John Ferguson who died in 1778 has a daughter who married an Estes man, so Luremia Estes’ descendants may well match with Ferguson descendants due to the Estes DNA, if their matches descend through John Ferguson’s daughter Kesia.

Truthfully, the Ferguson family, while prolific and using the same names repeatedly, is fairly well documented.  It think it’s much more likely that Jamie Ferguson’s wife, Polly, was a Combs than that John Comb’s unknown first wife was a Ferguson.

The Guide

This Virginia trip included an incredible gift.  The Amelia County adventure was part of a 2 week trip to Virginia that encompassed several counties and side trips to ancestral lands.  I was hoping for some fall color.

Various raptors have been with us for most of the way – soaring on the thermals and keeping a watchful eye on us.

However, in Amelia County, an eagle joined us near the Booker plantation, which, according to the map at Wintherham, abutted the Egglestetton land which had originally been that of John Combs and his unidentified wife.  I was here that John Combes wife and Luremia’s mother lived and bore her children.  It is here that she died, knowing she was leaving small, helpless children behind.  It was here that those children were raised and married.  It is here that Luremia’s mother is buried.  Someplace nearby.

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The eagle landed in the tree and surveyed us.

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He then lifted off beautifully, his white tail glowing in the sunshine.

Then, he led the way.  Maybe he was telling me where Luremia’s mother was buried.

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What an absolutely amazing gift and a wonderful way to end my visit to Amelia County.  If you’re a Combs or Estes descendant, and you decide to take this drive, I hope the eagle accompanies you too.



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10 thoughts on “John Combs Wife (c1710-c1749) and The Eagle, 52 Ancestors #96

  1. Last year my daughter and I took a couple of days before the genealogy convention in Richmond to explore some of the land of our ancestors. First we went to Lunenburg Co. where we saw the land of Joseph Smith where the courthouse once stood–purchased from Robert Estes). We had some extra time in Amelia Co. so we went to Winterham, told the manager that we were descended from the Bookers and asked if we could have a tour. (Our Judith Townes Smith’s mother was Rachel Marot Booker, and Judith inherited about 50 acres of the Winterham property in 1810). We were given a tour. There’s something about actually walking where our ancestors walked!

  2. You are such an excellent writer and researcher. I enjoy receiving your information in this way. Thank you.

  3. I’m a newbie and I read every word you write. I was thrilled when either I or one of my siblings or cousin matched an Estes. I’m only working with my closest matches so I didn’t keep track. Here are some of my Gedmatch kits: John Holt F432836, Carol A. Preece M211105; Paul C. Aiken M109811; Patricia Aiken-O’Neill M790100. Our Akin family was in Amelia County. At least one married a Fargusson. I don’t know if this helps or is a red herring.

    • I match dna to all the gedMatch #’s you listed….very distantly though
      at 3.4 -4.7 (Cm) Must be on the Combs line

    • Not sure if this is the one you are looking for but possibly:

      JOHN COMBS, b. 1724, Prince William, VA- 1785, Stafford, VA.
      SP: SETH HARRISON BULLITT b. 1728, Fauquierm, VA-ca 1810 in Clark, KY, d/o CAPT. BENJAMIN BULLITT. Married 1743

      Children of John Combs, 1724/ Seth Bullitt,1728:
      1. John Combs, Jr., b. bef 1745, died 6 Oct 1780, Fauquier Co, VA, married 1773-1777, Sarah LUTTRELL, daughter of Richard LUTTRELL, not Sarah Mabry as many have connected him to.
      2. Cuthbert T. Combs, born 1745(?), died 25 Jun 1815(?) married Sallie (EVANS?)
      3. Elizabeth “Betty” Combs, born ??, died ??, married Marquis CALMES, Jr., son of Marquis and Winnifred WALLER Calmes, Sr.
      4. Joseph Combs , born 1749-1751, died 1810, Stafford Co, VA; married Mary (ROUSSEAU?) Sally or Rebecca PRITCHETT (Weedon?) Source for spouse?
      5. Ennis Combs, married 20 Feb 1779, Fauquier Co VA, Margaret ROUSSEAU, daughter of William ROUSSEAU of Fauquier Co, VA.
      6. Benjamin Combs, born abt 1749, Stafford Co, VA; died 10 Dec 1838, Winchester, Clarke Co, KY; married Sarah RICHARDSON, daughter of William and Izabella CALMES Richardson.
      7. Fielding Combs
      8. Sarah “Sally” Combs, married (Richard?) BLANTON

    6. John Combs (1743)1744-1850 m Millie?
    In Wilkes Co., & Cobb Co., GA
    NOTE: SHOULD BE RS John Combs 1764 VA-1850 Cobb Co., GA m. Sp #2: Milly Russell (SP #1: Hannah LNU)
    3. Philip Combs (1790 – aft 1870 m. SP #2: Susannah SP# 1: Lucy Smallwood
    NOTE: is s/o RS John Combs 1764
    4. Thomas Jackson Combs
    NOTE: Father is Phillip F. Combs, grandson of Phillip Combs/ Abigail Hammock (Phillip, his father, is the brother to RS John Combs, 1764)
    COMBS ANCESTORS of RS JOHN Combs, 1764:
    1. Phillip Combs, Sr. b ca 1739, VA-1822-30/36, Wilkes, GA /Abigail Hammock, b. June 29, 1739, Richmond Co., VA-aft. Nov. 27, 1775, Lunenburg Co., VA, d/o Benedict Hammock, b. 1696, VA/Elizabeth Lewis., b. ca 1700-02, Richmond, VA.

    CHILDREN (9) of Philip Combs, Sr. b. ca 1739 VA-1822-30 GA Abigail Hammock:
    1. RS John Combs 1764 VA/Hannah LNU
    (believed by many to be Whittaker Cole),
    leads to child John Combs/Patsy Hammock,
    2. Nancy Combs, 1766 -1776/Robert Hammock, 1760
    leads to child Patsy/John Combs,
    3. Sterling, 1769/ Mildred Wingfield,
    4. James Combs 1770 /Pamilia “Milly” -son John, b. ca1800,
    5. Phillip, 1771-1830 m. Elizabeth Eidson:
    Child: Phillip Fowler Combs, b, ca 1810 Sarah Ann Gerard, b 1813,
    6. Martha Combs, 1775/Robert Jackson,
    7. Enoch, 1782/Jane ?,
    8. Unkn Daughter b 1775-83, m James Woodruff
    9. Thomas, 1787/Judy Johnson
    BK: Hammack/Hammock Cousins by Daniel Knight, p.476

    2. RS John Coombs/Combs, b. Sept. 7,1764 Amelia Co., VA-1849/50, Cobb Co., GA, m.
    Sp #1: Hannah LNU, died 1790-97 Wilkes , GA 4 kids/Daniel Knight (OUR LINE), p. 476
    (SP 1 LNU UNVERIFIED but believed to be Hannah Whittaker Cole, widow of William Cole from Surry Co., NC,- died in a British prison in Georgetown, SC. in 1780. – dates/children don’t fit.
    William Cole Source: Julia COMBS Somers. /Lee Somers on Combs family tree site – 5X great-grandfather- RS John Combs b. 1764.
    CHILDREN of RS John Combs, 1764/Sp #1: Hannah LNU, died 1790-97, Wilkes, GA:
    1. Phillip, b 1789/90 m #1. Lucy Smallwood, m. Sept. 10, 1815,
    #2. Susannah Walker,
    2. John, b. 1791 m. Martha “Patsy” Hammock,
    3. SON ca 1792,
    4. William (?) b ca 1794 m. Sarah Slayden, m. Oct 28, 1823.
    Marriage dates source on family Search:
    Ceded Lands: records of St. Paul Parish and early Wilkes Co., GA, Image 9.

    Sp:#2: Millard “Millie” Russell, b. bef.. 1777- died aft 1816, Wilkes, GA 5 kids, d/o John Russell.
    (P 492: Names of RS John, 1764 children are speculative, based on Combs studies in Wilkes, GA ca 1800-1850. Phillip Combs- known son, listed 1820 GA Land lottery.)
    SOURCE: BK: “Hammock Cousins” by Daniel Knight.
    1. Daughter ca 1800
    2. Zachariah (?) b. ca 1801 m. Mary Rose
    3. Daughter, b 1804-10,
    4. Son b. ca 1810-20,
    5. Son b. ca 1810-20. SOURCE: Hammock Bk, p. 493
    …. oldest sons listed elsewhere of John Combs/Milley: Thomas & John

    1923 DAR RS John Combs, b. 1764 error by Fannie (Batey) Bankston (she is probably kin to a RS John Combs of Wilkes Co., GA but not the one born 1764,VA who served only in SC):
    • 1923 DAR #: A025617 application by Fannie (Batey) Bankston- for RS/SC JOHN COMBS, b. 1764 Amelia Co., VA-1806, Green Co., GA( (wrong DOD). – stated he served under Elijah Clark at Battle of Kettle Creek, GA
    Bankston wrote an additional letter (have copy) to clarify there were 2 named “John Coombs” in Wilkes, GA. –she stated her John Combs did not apply for RS Pension (DP NOTE: John Combs , 1764 applied for a Pension # S31626 , Filed Jan. 13, 1834 which would eliminate RS John Combs, 1764 as her Combs line.)
    OUR RS John Combs, 1764. served only in SC, applied for pension in Wilkes Co., GA in 1834- did NOT serve under Elijah Clarke in GA.
    doesn’t match
    • 1834 RW Pension File S31626 for RS JOHN COMBS, b. 1764 VA-1849/50, Cobb Co, GA, Filed Jan. 13, 1834- Wilkes Co., GA by John Combs, b. 1764 (Capt. Cooksey, Lisle, Hopkins) enlisted Fairfield Dist, SC, 1779/80, 1783
    He could not have died in 1806 as listed on 1923 DAR application by Ms. Bankston- John Combs, b. 1764 applied for a pension in 1834 in Wilkes Co., GA. Wife or children are not listed in soldier papers.

    • 1923 DAR #: A025617 application by Fannie (Batey) Bankston- for RS/SC JOHN COMBS, b. 1764 Amelia Co., VA-1806, Green Co., GA
    INCORRECT CHILDREN (8) of RS John Combs 1764. Could they be children of Jonathan Combs/Hannah unk. of Ogelthorpe, GA:
    Jonathan Combs, Bud, Polly (???m. James Anderson), David, Sally m. ?? James Anderson in 1802, Betsie, Patsy, and Nathan b. 1797, Oglethorpe, GA-1865 (m. Trecy/Lucea Hood.

    3. John Combs, b. ca 1791-1825-30, Wilkes Co, GA m. Martha “Patsy” Hammock, ca 1792/3, Wilkes, GA- aft 1860, Coweta Co.,, GA. Kids, p. 529 kids.
    d/o Robert Hammock, 1760, NC/ Nancy Combs, ca 1766, VA
    (s/o Benedict II Hammock, 1732 (brother of Abigail)/Mary Combs (?), p. 489.)

    Note: Robert Hammock, 1766/ Nancy (Hill ?), s/o Robert Hammock, Jr. 1737 goes to cousin, Martha Hammock/William Frank (P. 496).- is NOT our direct line.

    (COMBS/Hammock ANCESTORS of John Combs, b. ca 1791 LINE:
    RS John Combs, 1764> Abigail Hammock, 1739,>Benedict Hammock, 1696>William “The Elder”, 1670 >William “O”, 1623> John Hammocke, 1585 ENG) P. 509

    HAMMOCK ANCESTORS of Patsy’s father, Robert Hammock, b 1760-70:
    Sp: Martha “Patsy” Hammock, ca 1792/3, Wilkes Co., GA-aft 1860, Coweta Co., GA.
    d/o Nancy Combs, b. ca 1775, Wilkes, GA-1820-38, Wilkes, GA, (d/o Abigail Hammock Combs/ Phillip Combs) m. Robert Hammock b. 1760-70 Onslow Co., NC -aft 1823, Wilkes, GA > s/o Benedict Hammock, II, Aug. 28, 1732, Richmond Co., VA- Mary Combs , ca 1738, VA- ca 1811. Greene Co., GA.
    M. Dec. 31, 1811
    Children (5) of John Combs 1791/Martha “Patsy” Hammock ca1792
    SOURCE: “Hammock Cousins”, p. p. 529
    1. Enoch Combs, 1813/14, Wilkes, GA-aft 1829, Wilkes
    2. Daughter Combs , 1812-15, Wilkes, GA-aft 1830, Wilkes
    3. Asa Combs , 1818/19, Wilkes, GA-aft 1829, Wilkes
    4. Emily Combs , ca 1817 Wilkes, GA-aft 1860, Wilkes, GA m. #1: Wilkinson Smallwood. #2: James Runnels
    5. Daughter Combs , 1825-39, Wilkes, GA-aft 1830, Wilkes –
    DP: #5 may be Elizabeth Combs m. Barty Cason.
    Not listed as a child: George Combs, b 1816, Wilkes, GA

    Source: 1830 Wilkes Co, GA census, p.315, “Early Records of Georgia”, Wilkes, GA 2 Vols, 1932, 1829 Wilkes Ck., GA Poor School List, 1850 Coweta Ci., GA census, p. 313-4.
    “HAMMOCK Cousins”, P. 529 ( all page numbers listed by names are from this book.)
    SOURCE: Southern lineages : records of thirteen families (

    PROBLEM: CHILDREN of John Combs, ca 1791/Martha “Patsy” Hammock doesn’t list George Combs, b 1816, Wilkes, GA who moved to Baker Co., FL.

    COMBS from Wilkes Co., GA living in Baker Co, FL:
    Note: George, b 1816, John & William are siblings in Baker Co., FL, all 3 fought in the Second Seminole Indian Wars in FL.
    1. George Combs, b. 1816, Nassau Co. (didn’t exist in 1816)/ Wilkes Co., GA -1894, Baker Co
    2. Elizabeth, b. 1821-81 (Source: m. Bartholomew “Barty” Cason, B.1815, GA -1862, s/o Willoughby H Cason, 1789 NC/Mary Conner 1793, GA.
    Married on Jan.18 1836, Columbia County, FL, 8 kids.
    Elizabeth Cason- listed in 1880 FL CENSUS in house of George Combs b. 1816, GA:
    Barty- brother of Parnell CASON, born 1821 in , Effingham, GA/ Elizabeth COMBS.

    SOURCES: “WELCOME to our COMBS-COOMBS &c. INTERNATIONAL DNA STUDY” >DNA FINDINGS> Lineages confirmed.Virtual Archive of Lineage Snapshots and DNA Study Research (
    Source: FamilyTreeDNA – Combs DNA Project
    BK: “Hammack Cousins: Hammack and Hammock Families in England and America, 1569-2010”, by T. Daniel Knight, 863 pages. Source for page #s listed by names.
    The George Combs b. 1816- 1894, Baker Co., FL is an ongoing 20 year research project. Please list any changes or differences you may have for this family.

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