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As is the case with all Combs Research Family Reports, when a source is not specifically referenced herein, it will be found via a "hot link" to the applicable Combs County of Record, Revolutionary War Pension Files, Bible Records, etc.

Warning! This is a Combs Research Report with emphasis on Cody-Combs-Stacy Connections. Serious Stacy Researchers are directed to Barbara Stacy Mathews' Excellent Stacy Journal.

Ann Combs (Mason, Sr., John, Archdale), born 18 Mar 1742/3, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA; d aft 1801; m ca 1763(?), probably in Frederick Co, VA; Benjamin STACY, Sr. (s/o Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy (Pettit), Sr.), b 7 Apr 1744, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA; d aft 1815(?)

Ann is documented as a daughter of Mason Combs, Sr. by (a) the Overwharton Parish Register of Stafford Co, VA, which lists her 18 Mar 1742/3 birth as: "Anne Combs, daughter of Mason and Sarah Combs;" and (b) Combs-Stacy Oral Family History. Her father moved his family to Frederick Co, VA shortly after 1751, and it may have been in this county ca 1763, that Ann and Benjamin STACY, Sr., married.

In 1768 Benjamin is listed on the Rowan Co, NC Tax List of Gideon WRIGHT with his father-in-law, Mason Combs, Sr., brothers-in-law, William Combs, Sr. (m Seth STACY), William CODY (m Sinai STACY); and William RIDGE (m Winnifred Combs).

In 1771 and 1772, Benjamin is listed on a Surry Co, NC tax list, again with Mason, Sr. and William Combs, William and Godfrey CODY, and William RIDGE, plus his step-father, Thomas PETTIT (2nd husband of his mother, Judith TOLSON Stacy).

Benjamin seems to disappear from the records for a number of years, and it is not certain (partially due to spotty tax lists) whether he was still in Surry Co, NC or if he had moved on. During the Revolutionary War, although his Cody, Combs, and Ridge in-laws, and John STACY are mentioned frequently in the Estate file of William RIDGE, Benjamin himself is not specifically noted.

In 1781, Benjamin appears on the Montgomery Co, VA Militia List of Daniel Trigg's Company with his brothers-in-law, the above William Combs and William CODY plus brother-in-law, Mason Combs, Jr., as well as John STACY (his brother?), and Henry SKAGGS, Sr. (see below). In 1782 Benjamin is listed on the Montgomery Co, VA Tax List with 1 tithable and 1 horse. Also on both the tax list and militia company list, are the above noted relatives and in-laws, and numerous others who are found by 1789 (and in some instances much earlier) in Russell Co, VA.

In 1789 and 1790, Benjamin is listed on Russell Co, VA Tax Lists, but by the fall of 1792 may have lived in or near Wilkes Co, NC when their son, Simon, m Elizabeth HULME.

By Dec 1798, they may have been residing in Lincoln Co, KY when their son, Benjamin, Jr. m Barbara Combs, d/o Ann's nephew, RW John “8” Combs (s/o her brother, John Combs, Sr. and his wife, Nancy HARDING).

By 21 Feb 1800, they were apparently residing in Green Co, KY, when their daughter, Winny STACY, m John JACKSON (consent of her parents, Benjamin and Ann).

That year (1800), the Green Co, KY Tax List included Benjamin STACY, John STACY, William Combs* and Henry SKAGGS, Sr., whose daughter, Lucy SKAGGS had married John STACY, and whose daughter, Polly SKAGGS, had m a Combs, possibly the above William (See 1810 Green Co, KY). Henry SKAGGS, Sr. was also in Russell Co, VA, and in 1781 was on the same Militia List with Benjamin, William CODY and William and Mason Combs.

*William Combs of Green Co, KY may have been s/o William and Seth STACY Combs, Sr., and may have been h/o Polly SKAGGS (research in progress).

Neither Benjamin, Sr., nor Benjamin, Jr., have been located on the 1810 census, possibly indicating that they were either on the move, "hiding" in another household, or possibly down in Tennessee (no extant 1810 census), since sons, Biram and John were on the 1820 Jackson Co, TN census (as was an Ann STACY, but b 1795-1804.

(Incomplete - To Be Continued another day)

Known Issue of Benjamin & Ann Combs Stacy

(partial, incomplete & probably incorrect)
(still to be completed - presently only "for clues")

Important! Although numerous Combs Lines include Stacy Ancestors, the following selected descendants of Ann Combs Stacy have been included primarily due to (a) additional Combs intermarriages; and (b) "clues" to migration patterns. Serious Stacy Researchers are directed to Barbara Stacy Mathews' Stacy Journal Website offline.

  1. Benjamin STACY, Jr. (Ann), was b ca 1763 in Virginia (probably Frederick Co); m 24 Dec 1798, Lincoln Co, KY, Barbara Combs (d/o RW John “8” Combs), born between 1782 and 1784 in (probably) Surry Co, North Carolina; d bef 1840. In 1810, Benjamin is listed on the Casey Co, KY (est. from Lincoln) Census, and in 1820, on the Clay Co, KY Census. In 1830 and 1840, Benjamin appears on the Perry Co, KY Census enumerations (Perry est. from Clay in 1820-1), and in 1850 in Breathitt Co, KY. Benjamin died on 10 Mar 1856 in Breathitt Co, Kentucky.

  2. Jesse STACY, b pre-1769 based on 1789 Russell Co, VA Tax List; was in Hawkins Co, TN in 1793; taxed on 1796 Lee Co, VA tax list (pp); and in 1801/2 in Wayne Co, KY, then on 1812 Jackson Co., TN tax list, and back to Wayne Co., KY, then to Jackson Co., ca 1827/28 where he died after the 1830 census.

  3. Simon STACY III, b ????; d aft 1844, Russell Co, KY; m 7 Oct 1792, Wilkes Co, NC, Elizabeth HULME (a.k.a. HOLMES). He was taxed in Pulaski County, KY in 1803, and appeared on the 1810 Pulaski Co, KY Census.

  4. Winny STACY m 27 Feb 1801, Green Co, KY, John JACKSON (no more information).

  5. Biram STACY, b 1790-1800; resided in 1810 in Hawkins Co, TN(?); was listed on the 1820 Jackson Co, TN census; m Millie SISEMORE (a.k.a. Mildred SIZEMORE).


  1. Biram STACY married Elizabeth ROYAL, daughter of John ROYAL (married Betty JONES in Lincoln Co., KY) of Lincoln County, KY and later of Jackson County, TN. He died in AR. In his will he named his son-in-law "Abraham" Stacy (always called Biram in every other census and document) John ROYAL and his children and grandchildren went to AR where I found the will and also where Biram STACY died. His widow Elizabeth remarried to Mr. BARRETT. After BARRETT died, she and the children went to TX where she died. (Barbara Stacy Mathews, Combs Research Archives, 3/10/1997)

  2. John STACY, born before pre-1774 per 1820 Jackson Co, TN census, died after 1810; married Lucy SKAGGS (daughter of Henry SKAGGS, Sr., d testate 1810 Green Co, KY) on 9 May 1782 in Russell Co, Virginia. John was listed on the census in 1810 in Hardin Co, Kentucky.

  3. Mason "Meshack" STACY m 10 Jan 1809, Green Co, KY, Charlotte CARTER. He appears on the 1830 and 1840 Hickman Co, KY census, and was in Coahama Co, MS in 1850.

Note: 1792 - Hawkins County, TN 12/4/1792-12/4/1792. John PARTIN of Hawkins to Mashack STACY of same.. 200 acres on s side Holston R joining payns entry on Dry Creek (sold 1793) HC-DB2:97 (William Combs and Sitha Stacy had land adjoining Payns entry) (Researcher Barbara Stacy Matthews)

  1. Elisha STACY ?