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Family: Meredith Richard Combs / Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Totten (F322)

m. 3 Nov 1881


Family Information

  • Meredith Richard CombsHusband | Male
    Meredith Richard Combs

    Born  Jan 1861  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 May 1924  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Baptist Valley, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  3 Nov 1881  [1]  Smyth, Virginia, USA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Thornton Pennington | F1758 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth "Betsy" Combs | F1758 Group Sheet 

    Wife | Female
    Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Totten

    Born  8 Mar 1867  Rich Valley, Smyth County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Nov 1933  Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Samuel Totten, Jr. | F1383 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine Jane Catron | F1383 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Charles Harry "Charlie" Combs, Sr.

    Born  22 September 1882  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 November 1952  Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Fernie Gay Parker | F318 
    Married  29 Jun 1919  Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ollie Waddle | F319 
    Married  15 September 1903  Bondtown, Wise, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Cana Mae "Cannie" CombsChild 2 | Female
    + Cana Mae "Cannie" Combs

    Born  6 April 1883  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Feb 1927  War, McDowell County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Mar 1927  Hartwell Cemetery, McDowell County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Raleigh "Raul" Hamilton Burress | F204 
    Married  31 Jan 1900  Pounding Mill, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Laura Katheryn CombsChild 3 | Female
    + Laura Katheryn Combs

    Born  2 May 1883  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Mar 1952  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  12 Mar 1952  Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William Floyd Rose | F1042 
    Married  20 Jun 1902  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    + Rachel Elizabeth Combs

    Born  2 May 1883  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Dec 1958  Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  5 Dec 1958  Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Robert Alfred Martin | F722 
    Married  05 Apr 1911  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Charlie Puckett | F1367 
    Married  23 May 1940  Bland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    + Bertha "Bertie" Lee Combs

    Born  11 Mar 1889  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Sep 1966  Hill Top, Fayette, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  James Sanford Smith | F1113 
    Married  04 Jan 1905  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    + John Edward Combs

    Born  04 Jul 1891  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Nora B Jones | F320 
    Married  2 Sep 1912  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    + Perry Britton Combs

    Born  27 Oct 1893  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  09 May 1965  Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Flossie Bane Lovell | F321 
    Married  5 June 1916  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Female
    Minerva Ella "Eva" Combs

    Born  16 Feb 1896  Baptist Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1966  Possibly Philadelphia, Pa or New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Walter Jackson McGhee | F765 
    Married  15 Jul 1914  Red Ash, Russell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Unknown Bennett | F71 
    Married  1922-1960   
    Spouse  Unknown Henderson | F513 
    Married  1965   
    Spouse  Unknown Morris | F1916 
    Married     

    Child 9 | Female
    Louise Rose Stamper (Combs)

    Born  1900  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1965   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Thomas Houston | F1873 
    Married     
    Spouse  Davis | F2567 
    Married     

    Child 10 | Male
    Roy W. Combs

    Born  1902  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  After 1934   
    Buried     

    Child 11 | Male
    Irby Earl Combs

    Born  18 April 1903  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 February 1975  Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth "Betty" Miller | F1481 
    Married  17 Jan 1922  Mingo, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Rhonda Myra Stevenson | F1482 
    Married  2 July 1931  Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 12 | Male
    Robert "Bobby" Combs

    Born  07 May 1908   Berwind, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1966  Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 13 | Female
    Carrie Combs

    Born  1910  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Bruce | F2568 
    Married     

    Child 14 | Female
    Clara Combs

    Born  1913  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1970  New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Arthur Price | F964 
    Married     

  • Sources 
    1. [S-1444881086] Marriage Records, Smyth County Marriage Register page 59 Line 77, 1881 November 3.
      Smyth County Marriage Register page 59 Line 77: 1881 November 3 Minda (Mesida) Pennington 21 and Susan Totten 14 (both single) Husband born: NC Wife born: Smyth Co. Both reside in Smyth County Husband parents: Thomas/Thompson and Betsy Wife parents: Sam and Catherine. Husband: Farmer Married by: JM Bruce The story for Richard Combs is that he was an orphan, but raised by a relative names Pennington. Not sure where the name Minda comes from or why he used this name on his marriage record.He was born in NC. Ages and dates are all correct estimations.