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Onondaga County was established in 1794 from Herkimer & Tioga Cos NY.

aft 1800 Onondaga Co, NY. Died: Ephraim LEACH, Jr., b 1751, New London, CT, h/o Phebe COOMBS. Ephraim LEACH, Jr. removed to New York in 1800 (DAR Application (Vol. 28) of Mrs. Marcia S. Andrews, great-granddaughter of Ephraim & Phebe COOMBS Leach, Jr.)

ca1814 William COMBS m Lovina WINTER 01 Jan 1825 Jefferson Co NY, served in Samuel D. HARRIS' Co 1st US Light Dragoons, lived Onondaga Co NY & Van Buren Co MI (File SC-6650, Index to War of 1812 Pensions Files Vol 1, transcribed by Virgil D. White)

1820 Onondaga Co, NY Census Index



RW Soldier Peter COMBE or COOMBE enlisted in the RW at Fort Montgomery NY. He applied for his RW pension on 13 Apr 1818 Oswego Co, NY age 57 a res of Richland NY; and d on 8-20-1820. His widow, Rachel, applied 22 Jul 1839, Onondaga Co NY aged 78, a resident of Elbridge NY, declaring that they married on 4-11-1784 at Palentine (then called Stone Arabia) in Montgomery Co NY, and their 4th son Charles COOMBE made aff'dt 22 Jul 1839 at Elbridge NY. Peter was b 1 Oct 1760 & his wife Rachael was b 3 Sep 1760. Children were Samuel b 1-26-1785, Peter, Jr. b 28 Nov 1786, Nicholas b 3 Aug 1789, Mary b 11 Feb 1792, Charles b 17 Apr 1794, William b14 Mar 1796, Jonas b 27 May 1798 & Magdalena b 20 Oct 1800. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie Totty McNutt from RW Pension File W16217, Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, The National Historical Publishing Company, Waynesboro, Tennessee 1990), 722)

1830 US Census Index, Onondaga Co, NY

Elbridge Twp

P. 90
Charles COMBS

Lysander Twp

P. 60
Uriel W. COMBS

Marcellus Twp

P. 219

1840 Onondaga Co, NY Census Index

Elbridge Jordan Vi

p. 303
Charles COMBS

"COOMBS, William Jerome, a Representative from New York; born in Jordan, Onondaga County, N. Y., December 24, 1833; attended the Jordan Academy, Jordan, N.Y.; moved to New York City in 1850, and in 1855 took up his residence in Brooklyn; in 1856 entered upon the business of exporting American goods and continued in this business for thirty-seven years, dealing with practically every market in the world; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty- third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; appointed a director of the Union-Pacific Railroad by President Cleveland in 1894, with special commission to collect the debts due the United States Government from the various Pacific railroads; president of the Manufacturers' Terminal Co., later consolidated with the Title Guarantee & Trust Co. of Brooklyn; in 1904 became president of the South Brooklyn Savings Bank, in which capacity he served until his death in Brooklyn, N. Y., January 12, 1922; interment in Greenwood Cemetery."

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949: The Continental Congress September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788 and The Congress of the United States From the First to the Eightieth Congress March 4, 1789 to January 3, 1949, Inclusive, Washington, DC, United States Government Printing Office, 1950, page 1016

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