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The following list is of published Combs &c. Family Histories. Many are out of print, but may be available via the Library of Congress. Others are coming soon to our Combs &c. Research Site. See Also our Combs Bibliography, which includes numerous additional published sources used by the Combs &c. Research Group, including Combs-Associated Family Histories.

Not that we're “prejudiced”, but since we have several published authors on our Combs Research List, we're starting with those:

TITLE: John Holcombe's Odyssey, 1797-1876, A Story of a Nineteenth Century American Pioneer. Author & Publisher: Combs Researcher Herbert G. Holcomb, e-mail: herbh@ipa.net, 548 Gray Ave, Fayetteville, AR. Year: 1999. Price: $22.50 (includes shipping). Subject: John HOLCOMBE (s/o Jeremiah & Mary (MERCER) Holcombe), b 10 Dec 1797, Old 96th District, SC (present-day Union Co); d 1876, Washington Co, AR; m 24 Jul 1823, Gibson Co, IN (lic. dated 22 Jul), Dorothy WOOLBANKS (aka WILBANKS), d/o Reuben & Jane Combs Woolbanks (13 Mar 1807, Warren Co, KY marriage bond), b 15 Jan 1808, KY, d 17 Feb 1874, Washington Co, AR. Jane Combs Woolbanks is thought to have been the d/o Bennett & Dorothy “Dolly” Combs of Pendleton SC; Warren and Butler Cos, KY; Gibson Co, IN and Sangamon Co, IL (where Dorothy d in 1838).

Combs Research Review: This book is both well-researched and well-written. Herbert researched not only the records, but also the times, including historical data that adds perspective to both actual lifestyles and migration patterns. Moreover, the book is “right up Combs Alley” in that Holcombe-Associated Families such as the Combs, Duffs and Putmans (among many) are as much a part of his manuscript as the Holcombes themselves. Best of all, this book tells a story which is interesting from start to finish, by which time this reader felt like she had personally known everyone in the book.

TITLE: The Kendall Family History, the Life, Ancestors & Descendants of Abraham Kendall & “Millie” Ellen Gilmore, privately printed in 1989, by Combs Researcher Denise K. Mortorff, includes the descendants of William and Elizabeth Combs Kendall of Richmond, Westmoreland and Stafford Cos VA.

Combs Research Review: This is an excellent book, wonderfully written, and still in print. The quality of Denise's research speaks for itself -- on our Combs Research List and our Combs &c. Research pages, particularly our English Combs Counties) To obtain a copy, email Denise at n2rpast@sbcglobal.net for details.

TITLE: The Stacy Journal, a multi-volume set authored by our own Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews, including the Descendants of Simon Stacy of Essex, EN, Stafford Co VA, Charles MD, and York Co VA (at least half of whom married Combs <g>)

Combs Research Review: The Stacy Journals are excellent, both well-researched and well-written, and still in print. For more details, visit Barbara's Stacy Families, which includes far more than just Stacy's (You'll find uploaded copies of original Combs documents as well).

TITLE: The Lives and Letters of the Combs Family, by Combs Researcher Ann Combs Krahn, is a wonderful, well-researched book about Thomas and Keziah HAYS Combs, and their descendants, including both photographs and copies of original letters.

Combs Research Review: This book is a wonderful, well-researched book without which, we wouldn't have our own special report on the Thomas and Keziah HAYS Combs Family of Wilkes Co, NC and Hancock Co, IN (among others). It is still in print, and we highly recommend it. Researchers wishing more details can email Ann at pickles@softfarm.com, or write directly to: Ann Combs Krahn, 601 First Avenue, Mendota, IL 61342-2339.

Special Note: Other than the above four authors, the Combs &c. Research Group does not “actively advertise” on behalf of any “for-profit” book sales (Not that any of them claim to have ever made a profit - all are much too giving for that). Our Combs Cousins Denise, Barbara, Ann and Herbert are very much exceptions to our policy - All four have given far too much to our research efforts for us not to be Exceedingly Proud that we can count them among us.

TITLE: Combes: A Study in Comparative Philology and Genealogy, by the late Josiah Henry Combs (1886-1960), privately published ca1976 by his nephew, the “Grand” Norris K. Combs of Pensacola, Florida, includes some miscellaneous early Combs of England and the Colonies, primarily focuses on the Combs of East Kentucky, particularly those believed to have been descendants of Archdale Combs of Old Rappa Co VA; but also includes a significant amount of data on the lines of Joseph Combs of Stafford Co VA.


This book has long been out of print; however, that Grand Man Norris Combs has given permission to the Combs &c. Research Group to publish the entire book to our Combs &c. website! The book is now on-line (click the link), scanned, translated to text and proofed, and including an index -- by a special team of Combs &c. Researchers

TITLE: The Memoirs of the Archdales, Henry Blackwood Archdale, privately published 1925, covers numerous of the descendants of John and Ann ARCHDALE of Staffordshire, England, including John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combs of London.

Note: This book, too, is long out of print; and the Combs &c. Research Group is in the process of publishing this book to our web site (within the next few months). In the meantime, look-ups are available by writing to Webmaster.

TITLE: The Tolson family of Virginia and Missouri: including related lines of Combs, Harrison, Bullitt, Ratcliffe, and Herndon
AUTHOR(S): Benz, Katherine Prichard. (Main)
Published: Madison, Wis. : K. P. Benz, 1990.
DESCRIPTION: 160 leaves : Iill, ' 28 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (leaf 104) and index
SUBJECTS: Tolson family.
Combs family.
LC CALL NO.: CS71.565251990
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 20
LCCN: 90-9337

TITLE: The Ancestors and Descendants of Rival Tyler and Abigail (Goodhue) Perry of Riga, Wheatland, and Henrietta, New York
AUTHOR(S): Feder, June C. (June Constance), 1925- (Main)
PUBLISHED: Rochester, N.Y. : J. C. Feder, 1985.
DESCRIPTION: ii, 58, (50) leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
NOTES: Bibliography : leaves 51-53.
SUBJECTS: Perry family.
Perry, Rival Tyler, 1788-1847--Family.
Baker family.
Combs family.
Monroe County (N.Y.)--Genealogy
LC CALL NO: CS71.P4621985
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/093 ed: 19
LCCN: 86-100993

TITLE: The Family Trees of Donald Perry Feder and June Constance Pollard, with Dozens of Cousins
EDITION: Rev., 1988.
AUTHOR(S): Feder, June C. (June Constance), 1925- (Main)
PUBLISHED: Rochester, N. Y. : J.C. Feder, 1988.
DESCRIPTION: iii, 94, (58) leaves : ill., geneal. tables ; 28 cm.
NOTES: Including the several collateral families of: Baker, Combs, Thompson, and Dingman; Perry, Tyler, and Goodhue; Feder, Rose, Brown, and Kennell; Pollard and Polgrean of England and New England; and Nordgren and Fredrikson of Sweden and Massachusetts; also, Persson, Ersson, and Holmquist.
Bibliography: leaves 51-53
SUBJECTS : Feder family.
Feder, Donald Perry, 19188- --Family.
LC CALL NO.: CS71-F29381988
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 19
LCCN: 88-202061

TITLE: A Combs Family : Descendants of Shadrack Combs, born 1784-85, son of John Combs, Jr., born February 7, 1761, a Revolutionary War veteran
AUTHOR(S): Frazier, Mae, 19122- (Main)
PUBLISHED: (Lexington, Ky.) (504 Clinton Rd., Lexington 40502) M. Frazier, 1982 (i.e. 1983)
DESCRIPTION: 425 P., (12) leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
NOTES: Publication information sheet inserted. Includes index.
SUBJECTS: Combs family.
LC CALL NO.: CS71.C729619182
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 19
LCCN: 84-115335

TITLE: Kentucky cousins : the Goode family of Barren County, Kentucky, and related families : accounts of the Goode, Anderson, Baker, Cary, Combs, Cozzart, Jones, Mulky, Sherfey, Starr, White, and Wren families
EDITION: 2nd ed., rev. ed.
AUTHOR(S): Goode, Cecil E. (Main)
PUBLISHED: Glasgow, Ky. (111 Douglas Dr., Glasgow 42141) : C. E. Goode, 1982.
DESCRIPTION: vi, 249 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
SUBJECTS: Good family.
LC CALL NO.: CS71.G6471982
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 19
LCCN: 82-83028

TITLE: The Tubbs and Quinton families of Pulaski County, Kentucky: including the lines of Anderson Blackstone, Bolling, Bull, Combs, Dane (Doyne) de Barrette, Farmer, Griffin, Nance, Penley, Stevens, Swearingen, Ware, Weaver, Young, and Zek : following lines added Apr. 1983, Archdale, Cloud, Harding, Mason
AUTHOR(S): Schermerhorn, Sharon Minor. (Main)
PUBLISHED: Olympia, WA (6424 Northill Dr., SW Olympia 98502): S.M.
Schermerhorn, 1983.
DESCRIPTION: 219 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
NOTES: December 1981. Includes index.
SUBJECTS: Tubbs family.
Quinton family.
Anderson fami.y.
Pulaski County (Ky.)--Genealogy.
LC CALL NO.: CS71.T8881983
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 19
LCCN: 84-240171

TITLE: History of St. Mary's County, Maryland
AUTHORS(S): Hammett, Regina Combs, 1930- (Main) St. Mary's County, Maryland Bicentennial Commission. (Added)
PUBLISHED: (Leonardtown, Md.) : St. Mary's County Bicentennial Commission ;
(Ridge, Md. : available from Hammett), c1977
DESCRIPTION: vi, 546 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
SUBJECTS: Saint Marys County (Md.)--History.
LC CALL NO.: F187.S2H35
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 975.2/41
LCCN: 77-85222 //R85

TITLE: History of St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1634-1990
AUTHOR(S): Hammett, Regina Combs, 1930- (Main) Hammett, Regina Combs, 1930-
History of St. Mary's County, Maryland. (Added)
PUBLISHED: Ridge, Md. : R. C. Hammett, c1991.
DESCRIPTION: v, 631 p. : ill., maps ; 26cm.
NOTES: Updated ed. of : History of St. Mary's County, Maryland. c1977.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 528-574) and index.
SUBJECTS: Saint Marys County (Md.)--History.
ALTERNATE TITLES: History of Saint Mary's County, 1634-1990.
LC CALL NO.: F187.S2H3521991
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 975.2/41 ED: 20
LCCN: 91-91849

TITLE: The House That Grew
AUTHOR(S): Cooke, Katherine Joss, 1902- (Main)
PUBLISHED: Alexandria, Va. (48800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria 22311) : K.J. Cooke, c1988.
DESCRIPTION: vi, 234 p. : ill., geneal. tables, ports. ; 29 cm.
NOTES: Includes index.
SUBJECTS: Combs family.
Combs, George Washington, 1839-1911--Family
LC CALL NO.: CT274.C644C661988
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 19
LCCN: 88-157870

TITLE: The ancestry of Jena Paulette Bircher (the Reverend Jena Bircher Janek) to 1794 : fifty-nine direct ancestors and some of their descendants : Baker ...
AUTHOR(S): Bircher, Evelyn Jean Coombs, 1929- (Main)
PUBLISHED: Englewood, Colo. : E.J.C. Bircher, c1979.
DESCRIPTION: xvi, 588 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
SUBJECTS: Bircher family.
Cashion family.
Coombs family.
LC CALL NO.: CS71.B62891979
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973
LCCN: 79-114971

TITLE: In the Shadows of Three Lions
AUTHOR(S): Rumage, H.J. (Henry Joseph), 1938- (Main) Calhoun-French, Diane. (Added)
PUBLISHED: Owensboro, KY (9020 Kentucky Highway 56, Owensboro 42301) : H.J. Rumage, c1994.
DESCRIPTION: xiv, 161 p. : ports. ; 24 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 161).
SUBJECTS: Coombs family.
LC CALL NO.: CS71.C7751994
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 20
LCCN: 94-220132

TITLE: Extracted Genealogical Notes from the Parish of Pilton, Somerset, England
AUTHOR(S): Pompey, Sherman Lee. (Main)
PUBLISHED: (England?) : S.L. Pompey, (1985?)
DESCRIPTION: (21) leaves ; 28 cm.
SUBJECTS: Coombs family.
Dunkerton family.
Hoskins family.
Pilton (England)--Genealogy.
Great Britain--Genealogy.
LC CALL NO.: CS439.C73571985
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.34238 ED: 19
LCCN: 85-209246 //r92

TITLE: A preliminary genealogical report on William and Eleanor Coombs of Croscombe, Somerset, England : with the allied lines of Charles Harvey and descendents of Dinder, Somerset, England, and George and Emily (Harvey) Hoskins of Wells, Somerset, England
AUTHOR(S): Pompey, Sherman Lee. (Main)
PUBLISHED: Harrisburg, Or. : Pacific Specialties, 1975.
DESCRIPTION: (11) leaves ; 28 cm.
LC CALL NO.: MLCM83/8479(C)
LCCN: 83-217681

TITLE: Narrative Of The Life Of General Leslie Combs embracing incidents in the early history of the North-western territory. Washington: J.T. and Lem. Towers, 1852. 24 p. Microfiche. Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications, 1992.1 microfiche: negative (Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time; 9511) Subjects: Combs, Leslie - 1793-1881; Northwest, Old-History-War of 1812;United States-History-War of 1812-Personal Narratives.

Note: We are seeking a copy of this long out-of-print book in order to publish it our web site. Individually photocopied pages which can be scanned are preferable. Images online at Americana Collection at Archive.org.

Now online, click title link.

TITLE: The Story Of Anthony Coombs And His Descendants by William Carey Coombs, b. 1840. Amelia, Ohio: 1913 (Boston: A.C. Getchell and Son) vii, 219 p, coat of arms, maps, ports. Microfiche. Ann Arbor , Mich. University Microfilms International, 1984. 3 microfiches.
Subjects: Coombs family; Coombs, Anthony -- ca. 1642-ca. 1728

Note: We are seeking a copy of this long out-of-print book in order to publish it our web site. Individually photocopied pages which can be scanned are preferable. See THE COOMBS OF MAINE for excerpts from this publication.

TITLE: The prayer of a true penitent for mercy, or, The publican's prayer, illustrated. A sermon, delivered at Salem, Dec. 21, 1786, previous to the execution of Isaac Coombs, an Indian, whose crime was the murder of his wife. / By Joshua Spalding, A.M. Pastor of the Tabernacle Church, in Salem. ; (Published by desire.)
AUTHOR: Spalding, Joshua, 1760-1825
PUBLISHER: Salem [Mass.]: : Printed by Dabney and Cushing,, MDCCLXXXVII. [1787]
NOTES: Half-title: Mr. Spalding's sermon, on the execution of Isaac Coombs. Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
SERIES: Early American imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800); no. 20721.
SUBJECTS: Coombs, Isaac, - d. 1786; Uxoricide - Massachusetts; Murder - Massachusetts; Indian criminals - Massachusetts; God - Mercy.
LC CALL NO.: E90.C77 S7
LCCN: 16021612

TITLE: Eza Carpenter And Minerva Date Coombs Their Ancestors And Descendants. xi, 209p.
Williams, Joanne Rigdon,
Subjects: Carpenter Family; Coombs Family

TITLE: Boogher family later genealogy, embracing the lineage of 13 Boogher children : descendants of Nicholas Boogher and Rebecca Davis Coombs (Boogher)
AUTHOR(S): Reed, Avery H. (Avery Henry), b. 1874. (Main)
PUBLISHED: [Charlottesville, Va.] : A.H. Reed, [1958?]
DESCRIPTION: 102 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
NOTES: Preface dated: September 15, 1948.
SUBJECTS: Boogher family.
Bucher family.
LC CALL NO.: CS71.B724351958
DEWEY CLASS NO.: 929/.2/0973 ED: 19
LCCN: 84-211089

TITLE: Descendants of John and Nancy Floyd
AUTHOR: Mary Fay C. Schertz
Published by J. Grant Stevenson, 230 West 1230 North, Provo, Utah 84601, 1973. Opelika, Lee Co, Alabama.
Other surnames: SHEALY, WALLACE; Combs; Mary ADAMS; HITCHCOCK; Edward L. WHITTEN and others.

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