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Meredith Richard Combs

Meredith Richard Combs

Male 1861 - 1924  (~ 63 years)

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  • Name Meredith Richard Combs 
    Born Jan 1861  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870 1870  Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Homestead 10 Nov 1894  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Homestead 9 Aug 1895  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1900 1900  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Homestead 26 Dec 1913  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1920 1920  Lee, Mingo, West Virginia, 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  [4
    Age ~ 63 years 
    Buried Baptist Valley, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings
    1. Poindexter "Pine" Pennington Combs
              b. September 1857, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Mar 1919, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Histories
    Burress Family History / Written by Matilda Burress Bledsoe, daughter of Raleigh & Cana Combs Burress
    Person ID P1810  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father Thornton Pennington
              b. 1836, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Sep 1863, Dade County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" Combs
              b. 1839, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1881-1900, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1856  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1758  Group Sheet

    Wife Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Totten
              b. 8 March 1867, Rich Valley, Smyth County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 November 1933, Pocahontas, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 November 1881  Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 14 children 
    Family ID F322  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1861 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1870 - 1870 - Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - I can't find him or his brother Poindexter in 1880 census. Elizabeth is remarried at this point & lists children: Charles Bowling & Harvey Bowling (who were going by Pennington in 1870) no sign of William either. Also not listed with Grand-mother Sibby. Grander-father died in 1879 - 1880 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 November 1881 - Smyth, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHomestead - Richard Combs, Homestead Claim. November 10, 1894 Know all men by these present that I, Richard Combs, of Tazewell County in the State of Virginia, being a house holder and head of a family do hereby set aside (More...) - 10 Nov 1894 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHomestead - Richard Combs, Homestead Claim. August 9, 1895 Know all men by these present that I, Richard Combs, of Tazewell County in the State of Virginia, being a house holder and head of a family do hereby set aside (More...) - 9 Aug 1895 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1900 - 1900 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHomestead - Know all men by these present that I, Richard Combs, a householder and head of a family, and resident of the County of Tazewell in the state of Virginia, do hereby declare my intention to claim and do hereby claim select and set apart as (More...) - 26 Dec 1913 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1924 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Baptist Valley, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1444881222] Tazewell County Deed Book, Book 37, Page 42 .

    2. [S-1444881222] Tazewell County Deed Book, Book 38, Page 75.

    3. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Tazewell County, Virginia Deed Book 75, Page 500, 26 December 1913.

    4. [S-1278084704] West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    5. [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.