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Keziah Hayes

Female Abt 1783 - Abt 1867  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Keziah Hayes  [1
    Born Abt 1783  , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1867  , , Monroe County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I337  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Henry Horne Hayes, Sr.,   b. Abt 1745,   d. 1805, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Keziah Campbell,   b. 1755, , , Granville County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, , , Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1774  , , Granville County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas "Hicks" Combs,   b. Abt 1765, , , Rowan (later Wilkes) County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1849, , , Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1801  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. William Combs,   b. 5 Jan 1802, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1862, , , Greene County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah "Sally" Combs,   b. Abt 1803, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, , , Monroe County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary "Polly" Combs,   b. 1807, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     4. Nancy Combs,   b. 18 Jul 1809, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1888, , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Combs,   b. 23 Apr 1814, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1839, , , Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     6. Jesse Combs,   b. Abt Jun 1819, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1859, , , Siskiyou County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)  [natural]
     7. John Combs,   b. 9 Nov 1821, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1900, , , Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     8. Elias Combs,   b. 11 Jul 1826, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1871, , , Monroe County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     9. Jane Evelyn Combs,   b. Abt 1827, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):The will of Thomas Hicks Combs, dated 26 Oct 1848, and recorded in Hancock Co, Indiana on 14 Feb 1854, named wife Keziah, "40 acs I now live on during her natural life.." then to son Elias Combs? unto son John Combs 40 acs T17R08S30 SWSE ? to son Elias 40 acs aft death of wife Keziah being T17N R08ES30 SWNE?." According to a family letter, his death date was 12 May 1849.

      After Thomas Hicks Combs' death, part of the family moved to Monroe Co, Iowa, no later than Aug 1855; the land in Hancock Co, Indiana sold in Apr 1855. Keziah HAYS Combs resided with her son Elias until his death in 1871.

      According to an account by her granddaughter, Elizabeth Combs Smith, daughter of Elias & Margaret WATSON Combs (See Below), Keziah HAYS Combs died in 1874 at age 84 (born ca1790). However, the 1850 Hancock Co, Indiana census shows she was 68 years of age (born ca1782) and the 1860 Monroe Co, Iowa census shows she was 76 (born ca1784). One date we know for certain is the marriage date of 1801...it seems likely she was not 11 years of age when married if born in 1790, so we must assume that either she died at age 84 before Elias, or that she wasn't 84 when she died. It seems more likely she was 19 (bc 1782) or 17 (bc 1784) when she was married. She was buried at Hayes/Selection Cemetery in Monroe Co, Iowa. (Combs Researcher Nancy Tyrrel Theodore)

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] Website: Combs-Coombs &c. [online], (A Free Nonprofit Web Site Generously Hosted by USGenNet) (Reliability: 3).
      see notes

    2. [S467] Marriage: North Carolina, Wilkes - Marriage Bonds (1778-1868), Vol. A-B [microfilm], Wilkes County, North Carolina Courthouse, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), vol. C-H, Reel C.104.6002, M 929-37568 Wil (Reliability: 3).
      We Hicks Combs & Henry Hayes of Wilkes County
      and State of North Carolina acknowledge ourselves
      indebted unto Benjamin Williams Esq. Governor of said
      State and his successors in Office in the full sum of
      five hunderd pounds To the which payment well and truly
      to be made we bind ourselves & jointly and se-
      verally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and
      dated the third of February AD 1801
      The Condition of the above obligation is such
      that whereas the above bounden Hicks Combs
      hath made application for a marriage license to be
      granted between him the said Hicks Combs & Keziah
      Hays Now if there be no just cause to obstruct
      said marriage but it be in every respect according
      to law then the above obligation to be void or esle
      to remain in full force and virtue
      Test Hicks (his mark) Combs {seal}
      WmBLenoir Clk Henry Hayes {seal}

    3. [S18] Marriage: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [Ancestry.com database], Ancestry.com, compiler, (www.ancestry.com), image number: 3521 (Reliability: 3).
      Groom: Hicks Combs
      Bride: Keziah Hays
      Bond Date: 03 Feb 1801
      Bond #: 000164675
      County: Wilkes
      Record #: 01 054
      Bondsman: Henry Hayes
      Witness: Wm B Lenoir