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  • ID: I15333
  • Name: Stephen COMBS
  • Surname: Combs
  • Given Name: Stephen
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1750 in Of Louden Co., VA
  • Death: AFT 1810 in KY
  • _UID: D899EFA4457BD511AA29444553540000ADF5
  • Note:
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    Stephen Combs of Loudoun Co, VA & Lincoln Co, KY, is believed to have been the son of Josep h and Elizabeth HARRISON Combs of Loudoun VA; and grandson of Joseph Combs I of Overwharton P arish, Stafford Co, VA (neither relationship documented yet).

    According to Alpheus Harlan's "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family and Particularly o f the Descendants of George and Michael Harlan, who settled in Chester County, Pa," Gateway P ress, 1988,.(hereinafter Harlan), p. 101:
    Stephen Combs "…was a farmer and mechanic, and remained there in that county [Loudoun] at lea st until after their first child was b., when they removed to North Carolina. In 1794 they ha d settled in Lincoln Co., Ky. "

    In 1775, Stephen Combs was listed on a Loudoun Co, VA list of tithables, tithing himself an d one negro by name of Nan. (Combs Family File, Thomas Balch Library of Leesburg, VA). Stephe n Combs was still listed on the tithables of Loudoun County on 30 Apr 1787, Tax List B (178 7 Census of VA, Loudoun County, Nettie Schreiner-Yantis)

    No record has been found of Stephen Combs in North Carolina thus far and it is not known wh y Harlan believed he and Barbara resided in North Carolina prior to removing to Lincoln Co, K Y - possibly a search of 1850 and 1880 census records of their children and grandchildren wou ld elicit that the record for Sarah, the eldest(?), shows Virginia, and that at least one chi ld shows a North Carolina birth location? However, if the Stephen Combs who was in Loudoun Co , VA in 1787, was the same who is found in 1790 in Lincoln Co, KY, then the window for reside ncy in North Carolina is narrow.

    "Index to Loudoun Co., VA Wills 1757-1786" by Hutchison: Stephen Combs was a witness to the 2 7 July 1785 will of Mark Canton. [Book C, page 168]
    2 Jun 1790 (Lincoln Co, KY Tax List) Combs, Stephen (1st Census of Kentucky, Heineman)


    Stephen Combs died, according to Harlan, in 1807/8, but if that is so, then who was the Steph en Combs listed on the 1809 Washington Co KY tax list (See Daniel McKINNEY below) and on th e 1810 Lincoln Co, KY census:

    1810 Lincoln Co, KY Census
    Combs, William, Lincoln, Page 112: 10100-1001000
    Comes, Richard, Lincoln Page 112: 40010-1121000
    Combs, John, Lincoln, Page 113: 22110-1130100
    Combs, Stepen, Lincoln, Page 113: 12101-0100100

    No further records have been located thus far for either Stephen or Barbara ALLEN Combs, bu t research is still in progress, and according to Harlan, pages 256-257:

    "The Combs family -- Among the earliest pioneers into Kentucky, from North Carolina, were Ste phen Combs and his wife Barbara ALLEN. From the best information obtainable, Stephen Combs an d wife had gone from Loudoun Co., Va., into North Carolina, and from there into Lincoln Co. , Ky. At that time Lincoln was one of the few counties into which the state was divided. Hi s going into Lincoln, was prior to the birth of his youngest child, or in 1793. There is bu t little that could be found about Stephen Combs. His birth is given as that of 1750, but o f the wife Barbara, no date was given the compiler. It is presumed that they died in that par t of Lincoln that afterwards became Monroe Co., and were buried in Tompkinsville Burying Grou nds."

    Note: Documentation for some of Stephen's children listed is missing and uncertain.
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:07



    Father: Joseph COMBS b: ABT 1725 in Of Louden Co., Va
    Mother: Elizabeth HARRISON b: 30 Jan 1731 in Of Louden Co., Va

    Marriage 1 Barbara ALLEN b: ABT 1754 in Of Va
    • Married: 20 Apr 1775 in Louden Co., VA
    Children
    1. Has Children Sarah COMBS b: ABT 1777 in Louden Co., VA
    2. Has Children Nancy COMBS b: ABT 1779 in NC
    3. Has No Children William COMBS b: ABT 1781 in NC
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth COMBS b: ABT 1783 in NC
    5. Has No Children Letta COMBS b: ABT 1785 in Lincoln Co., KY
    6. Has Children Jane COMBS b: ABT 1787 in Lincoln Co., KY
    7. Has No Children John COMBS b: ABT 1789 in Lincoln Co., KY
    8. Has No Children Hettie COMBS b: ABT 1790
    9. Has No Children Margaret COMBS b: ABT 1791 in Lincoln Co., KY
    10. Has No Children Mary Ann COMBS b: ABT 1782 in Lincoln Co., KY
    11. Has Children Stephen COMBS b: 28 Jan 1794 in Lincoln Co., KY
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