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In a few Scottish Clan sources there appear to be a few names that could readily be associated with a Comb like name -- Combie, associated clan Macthomas; Maccomas, associated clans Macthomas and Gunn; Maccombe,Maaccombie, Maccomie all associated with Macthomas; Maccombich, associated clan Stewart (of Appin) [in COLLINS SCOTTISH CLAN & FAMILY ENCYCLOPEDIA, HarperCollins Publshers c.1994]] and Combe, associated with clan Macthomas; Combich, associated with clan Macintosh; Combie and Combich, mentioning Perthshire, etc., Appin Stewart [in COLLINS GUIDE TO SCOTS KITH AND KIN, A GUIDE TO THE CLAN & SURNAMES OF SCOTLAND, HarperCollins Publisher. c.1953,1989].

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George Thomas McCOMBS and Hester HEWINGS were married at Greenock, in Scotland and together came across the ocean about 1770. (Les Combs)

JOHN COMBS was born in Scotland in 1772. (from a book by Fanny P Goff Smith)

From Scotland to America 1777. Served in Revolution, Settled in Carr Creek, Kentucky, 1790s. In Directory of Scotttish settler in North America 1625-1825 by David Dobson Vol I. 1988. -- Bob George

Matthew Combs from Scotland in Quarterly Sessions Court on 9-29-1808 From Philadelphia Naturalization Records. As far as I know, the dates are the date of declaration of intent, not the taking of the oath of allegiance. (Bob George)

James Edington COMB, born Edinburgh about 1810, married Mary WILKIE, 1 June 1832 St Cuthberts, 5 children Mary, Jane, John, Margaret and Andrew. First 3 children and Mary are known to have emigrated to South Australia in the mid 1850' presumably after the death of James. (Fred Turnidge)

1850 Cumberland Co, ME Census

1st Ward City of Portland

pg 47; 14 Aug 1850 by James Merrill

548/797 Edward SHIELDS 53 m marina 1000 England
Mary 51 f ME
Mary K. 16 f ME
Charles F. 10 m ME
Woodward 7 m ME
John H. COOMBS 23 m ship carpenter Scotland
Elizabeth F. COOMBS 22 f ME


pg 125; 23 Aug 1850 by Lemuel Hicks

308/336 George JOHNSON 61 m farmer 300 ME
Margaret 55 f Mass.
Margaret M. 13 f ME
Benjamin 24 m laborer ME
William COOMBS 27 m mariner Scotland
Martha A. 26 f ME
Martha E. 2 f ME

(1850 Cumberland Co., Maine Census - submitted by Bob George)

1860 Manatee Co, FL

Charles Combe, 21 born in Scotland. He is living with G. H. Wyatt and family.