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Thomas "Hicks" Combs

Male Abt 1765 - 1849  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Thomas "Hicks" Combs  [1
    Nickname Hicks 
    Born Abt 1765  , , Rowan (later Wilkes) County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1849  , , Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I365  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Family Keziah Hayes,   b. Abt 1783, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867, , , Monroe County, Iowa, 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 
    • 1800 U.S. Federal Census: Wilkes County
      George Combs household:
      male age 26-45
      male age 16-26
      female age 16-26
      female age 16-26
      female age 10-16
      female <10

      James Combs household:
      male age 26-45


      North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

      Groom: John Combs Bride: Biddy Nance Bond Date: 31 May 1779 Bond #: 000164680 ImageNum: 005783 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 055 Bondsman: Joseph Pourter Witness: Wm Lenoir

      Groom: William Combs Bride: Hannah Tousson Bond Date: 18 Dec 1780 Bond #: 000164685 ImageNum: 008037 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 055 Bondsman: John Combs Witness: Wm Lenoir

      Groom: Shadrach Parker Bride: Francis Combs Bond Date: 27 Sep 1800 Bond #: 000166837 ImageNum: 001673 County: Wilkes Record #: 02 191 Bondsman: George Combs Witness: J Allen

      Groom: John Price Bride: Mary Combs Bond Date: 22 Oct 1800 Bond #: 000167032 ImageNum: 001674 County: Wilkes Record #: 02 203 Bondsman: William Mills Witness: William B Lenoi

      Groom: Jessey Souther Bride: Jaen Combs Bond Date: 01 Mar 1800 Bond #: 000167436 County: Wilkes Record #: 02 228 Bondsman: Joshua Souther

      Groom: Jessey Combs Bride: Polley Price Bond Date: 08 Jan 1801 Bond #: 000164676 ImageNum: 006484 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 054 Bondsman: Jonathan Hayes Witness: William B Lenoi

      Groom: David Parker Bride: Charity Combs Bond Date: 10 Jun 1805 Bond #: 000166829 ImageNum: 001673 County: Wilkes Record #: 02 191 Bondsman: Francis Barnard

      Groom: Frederick Combs Bride: Mary Nott Bond Date: 13 Sep 1805 Bond #: 000164670 ImageNum: 005910 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 054 Bondsman: Ephraim Nott Witness: J Allen

      Groom: Henry Combs Bride: Elizabeth Chambers Bond Date: 14 Nov 1805 Bond #: 000164672 ImageNum: 001433 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 054 Bondsman: John Chambers Witness: Jno Jones

      Groom: Thomas Combes Bride: Lucy Combes Bond Date: 15 Dec 1813 Bond #: 000164668 ImageNum: 001672 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 054 Bondsman: William Beall Witness: J W Pettey

      Groom: William Comes Bride: Elizabeth Marlow Bond Date: 17 Dec 1813 Bond #: 000164688 ImageNum: 005062 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 055 Bondsman: John Parker Witness: J W Pettey

      Groom: John Combs Bride: Elizabeth Bell Bond Date: 10 Feb 1814 Bond #: 000164679 ImageNum: 000568 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 055 Bondsman: David Parker Witness: W W Martin

      Groom: Levi Combs Bride: Sary Arrington Bond Date: 27 Jul 1817 Bond #: 000164682 ImageNum: 000252 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 055 Bondsman: John Arrington Witness: W W Martin

      Groom: John Comber Bride: Ann McFartridge Bond Date: 06 Aug 1818 Bond #: 000164677 ImageNum: 005282 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 055 Bondsman: James Gwyn, Jr

      Groom: George Combs Bride: Salley Wallace Bond Date: 24 Jan 1820 Bond #: 000164671 ImageNum: 008302 County: Wilkes Record #: 01 054 Bondsman: Phillip Glass Witness: R Martin
    • (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 ca 1782) 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)


      Letter from William McCray (husband of Jane Evelyn Combs McCray) to Jabez and Nancy Combs Hendren and his brother Jehu dated 10 May 1849:

      "Father Combs [Thomas Hicks Combs] was lade by the side of his Daugter Elizabeth Hendren. I have been waiting for the last three years hoping to receive a letter from you but have not and I expect that you would like to hear how we are agetting along in this world. We was married December the 5 fifth 1844......I have sold the farm that I was aliving on when Jehu was in this part."

      Since the marriage of Jane and William is news, we could surmise that Jehu was gone from Hancock Co. IN by December of 1844.

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] Website: Combs-Coombs &c. [online], (A Free Nonprofit Web Site Generously Hosted by USGenNet), http://www.combs-families.org/combs/families/c-thohix.htm (Reliability: 3).

    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