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of Randolph Co, NC
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Randolph County was established from the lower half of Guilford Co NC in 1778 (Guilford from Rowan & Orange Cos in 1770). Thus far, we have located only one Combs records in Randolph, this despite the known Cody-Combs-Ridge connections in Randolph & Rowan > Surry Co NC (See Also The Tories of Surry Co NC). The Combs of Orange Co NC appear to have lived on, and owned, land that remained in that county.
The only Combs record located in Randolph Co NC as yet is an 1802 marriage:
03 Nov 1802 (Randolph Co NC Marriage Records) COMES, Mary married JENKINS, John on 03 Nov 1802 in Randolph County, North Carolina (Early American Marriages: North Carolina to 1825, Jordan R. Dodd, et. al.. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19??)
Notes: The above Mary COMES has not yet been identified (or researched); however, she may have been somehow related to the RW William Combs of Wilkes Co NC; Charlotte Co VA and Sullivan Co TN; to wit:
According to the RW Pension Application of Michael TRAYLOR Combs (Staire [Starr?]) her late husband, William Combs, had enlisted in the RW from Wilkes Co NC, where he had worked as overseer for a James CALACOT of Charlotte Co VA. No CALLICOATS (or var. sp.) have been located in Wilkes Co NC thus far; however, a James CALLICOAT with ties to Charlotte Co VA is found in Randolph Co NC:
15 Dec 1798 (Charlotte Co VA DB 9:254) December 15, 1798. Beverly CALLICOTT and Precilla his wife of Randolph County, North Carolina to Thomas BROOKE and Traverse BROOKE, heirs of George BROOKE, deceased, of Charlotte County, Virginia, for 200 pds, a tract of land in Charlotte County 240 acres on a branch of Sandy Creek. Witnesses: Dixon LOGGINS, Bibby BROOKE, James CALLICOTT (They Went Thataway, Vol. III, by Charles Hughes Hamlin)
Notes: Beverly CALLICOT, b c1750, Prince Edward Co VA, d 1824, Randolph Co NC, was the s/o James CALLICOAT d 1778, Prince Edward Co VA. (Prince Edward VA WB 1:213, will dated 17 Aug 1778, proved Sep 1778) James CALLICO the elder owned land in Amelia & Charlotte Cos VA, was the s/o William CALLICO of Essex Co VA, and g/so of John CALLICO of Essex Co VA who in 1710 witnessed the will of Phebe SMITH, d/o Tobias & Phoebe FAUNTLEROY Smith. Phebe SMITH m (1) William HODGKINS; and (2) William, s/o John SLAUGHTER. Her maternal uncle was More FAUNTLEROY who m Mary UNDERWOOD; and her 2nd husband, William SLAUGHTER, was the brother of Francis SLAUGHTER, 2nd husband of Elizabeth UNDERWOOD Taylor Slaughter Catlett Butler, sister of Mary UNDERWOOD Fauntleroy and of Col. Wm. UNDERWOOD whose widow, Elizabeth, m Archdale Combs, grandfather of Mason Combs, Sr., d Surry Co NC in 1784.
The above witness, James CALLICOTT, was the s/o Beverly and Priscilla CALLICOT, and he m Elizabeth, d/o William & Feriby BENTON Vaughan. James CALLICO d bef 1820, but his widow, Elizabeth VAUGHAN Callico later removed to Hawkins, then Warren Co TN (as did other VAUGHANS) and thence to Madison Co AR where their descendants intermarried with those of the Combs-JOHNSON families of that county. Elizabeth VAUGHAN Callico is on the 1850 Madison Co AR Census, Richland Twp. HH300. Two households away, in #302, is Martin JOHNSON, widower of Sarah Combs, both earlier of Hawkins & Warren Co TN. In Hawkins Co TN, Martin JOHNSON witnessed in 1802, the land trust of Mason Combs, believed to have been the son of Mason Combs, Sr., d 1784, Surry Co NC.