Dallas County was established in 1846 from the Nacogdoches and Robertson. The county seat is Dallas.

Dallas County Deaths: 1964 - Present


William Nelson Coombes

Zachariah Ellis Coombes, Sr.

1843 (Connor, Seymour V. The Peters Colony of Texas: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers, Illustrated by Frances Pearce, Austin: The Texas State Historical Association. 1959, Printed in the United States of America by Von Boeckmann-Jones Company, Austin, Texas, page 227-228. Extracted by Combs researcher Birdie Totty McNutt [BTM].)

William COOMBS came to the colony as a family man in 1843 and settled on a company survey. He was issued Robertson Third Class Certificate No. 1512 for 640 acres, which he patented in Dallas County. He is listed on the 1850 census (Dallas County, family No. 259) as a 47-year-old farmer, born in Kentucky, with three children.

BTM Note: This is William Nelson COOMBS who was married to Ivy Green, father of Isaac Nelson COOMBS, Leven Green COOMBS, Zacariah Ellis COOMBS and William Hamilton COOMBS.]

Isaac N. COOMBS came to the colony before July 1, 1844, as a single man but later married. He was issued a land certificate by Thomas William WARD in 1850 for 640 acres, which he patented in Dallas County (Robertson Third Class Certificates No. 1564). He is listed on the census for 1850 (Dallas County, HH# 128) as a 24-year-old farmer, born in Kentucky, with one child.

BTM Note: This is Isaac Nelson COOMBS.

Levin Green COOMBS migrated to the colony as a family man prior to July 1, 1844, and settled on a company survey in present Dallas County. He was issued Robertson Third Class Certificate No. 1513 for 640 acres, which he patented in Dallas County. He is listed on the 1850 census (Dallas County, HH#.163) as a 26-year-old farmer, born in Kentucky, with one child.

BTM Note: Leven Green COOMBS was in Montague County, Texas by 1875 when he married widow Nancy Sinclair and also in the 1880 Montague County, Texas Census HH# 245/266.

William H. COOMBS migrated to the colony as a single man prior to July 1, 1844. He was issued a land certificate by Thomas William WARD in 1850 and patented 316 acres in Dallas County (Robertson Third Class No. 1769).

BTM Note: This is William Hamilton COOMBS, son of William Nelson COOMBS.

Joseph COMBS came to the colony as a family man prior to July 1, 1848. He was issued Robertson Third Class Certificate No. 1570 for 464 acres, which he sold unlocated and which was later patented in Tarrant County. He is listed on the 1850 census (Dallas County, HH# 346) as a 25-year-old farmer, with one child. He was born in Ohio.

BTM Note: This would make this Joseph COMBS born 1825 in Ohio. Which Joseph is he?

Zur COMBS migrated to the colony as a single man prior to July 1, 1848. He was issued Robertson Third Class Certificate No. 2043 for 320 acres, which he sold unlocated and which was later patented in Dallas County. He is listed on the 1850 census (Dallas County, family No. 350) as a 22-year-old famer, born in Ohio.

28 Sep 1848 (from Marriages: Dallas County, Texas Volume I, Books A-E (1846 - 1877). Edited by Helen Mason Lu and Gwen Blomquist Neumann, Dallas: Dallas Genealogical Society, 1978; henceforth referred to as Marriages…, p. 1)
William COMBS & Rachel McDOWELL by WH Hord, C.J

Notes: According to his son, Zachariah Ellis COMBS (b 1833, Nelson Co, KY - see below), William Nelson COMBS was the s/o Nelson & Hannah GLOVER Combs of Nelson Co KY. He m (1) Ivy GREEN; came to Texas in 1843 with Peters Colony; m (2) the above Rachel A. McDOWELL

31 Jan 1849 (from Marriages…, p.1)
Margaret A. COOMBS & Thomas A. CAMPBELL by D. Myers, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

Notes: According to Zachariah Ellis COMBS, Margaret A. was his sister, d/o William Nelson and Ivy GREEN Combs.

14 Jun 1849 (from Marriages…, p. 2)
William L. COMBS & Elizabeth J. EVANS by Wm. M. LENARD, J.P.

27 Sep 1849 (from Marriages… License taken out 25 Sep, filed 28 Sep, recorded 12 Nov, John W. SMITH, clerk.)

(p. 2) Zur COOMBS & Sarah EVANS by Carlos WISE, J.P.

22 Jan 1850 (from Marriages…, p.2)
Joshura COMBS & Ruth A. RICKETS by W. H. HORD, C.J.

1850 Dallas Co, TX Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jeannette Combs Lehman who adds that [bracketed] data is her annotations)


78 John EVANS 24 M TN Farmer
Rebecca J 17 F KY


128 Isaac N. COOMBES, 24 M KY Farmer $1500
Bella K. 19 F KY
Ivy G. 1 F TX
Z. Ellis 17 M KY

Notes: Zachariah Ellis COMBS (b 30 Mar 1833, Nelson Co, KY, and see 1860 Johnson Co, TX) and Isaac N. COMBS were the s/o William and Ivy GREEN Combs


163 L. G. COOMBES 26 M KY Farmer $800
Emaline A 21 F TN
Lewis H 1 M TX

Notes: According to Zachariah Ellis COMBS, Leven G. was his brother, m Jane H. HEADY


259 William [N] COOMBS 47 M KY Farmer
Rachel A. 30 F MO
Mary M. + 13 F KY
Matilda R. + 7 F TX
Martha 2/12 F TX


343 James N. EVANS 46 M VA Farmer $480
Elizabeth [ALLCORN] 41 F KY
Mary A. 17 F MO
John B. 11 M MO
James N. [Jr] 8 M MO
William A. 5 M MO
Pamelia M. 8/12 F TX

346 William L. COMBS 35 M OH Farmer $350
Elizabeth J. [EVANS] 20 F MO
Sarah M. 2/12 F TX

350 Zir COMBS = * 32 M OH; Farmer $200
Sarah K. * [EVANS] 22 F MO

JCL Notes: Alternate(?) Census Info: 1850 Dallas County, Texas, Zur D COMBS, 22, OH, Farmer $500, Can't read or write; Sarah K 22, MO. Zur David COMBS (Joseph P, Zur, Job, Robert, Thomas S, Richard): b. 3 May 1823 Highland Co, OH; d. 24 Jan 1896 Parker Co, TX; buried in Springtown, Parker County, Texas; m. 27 Sep 1849 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas [see above] Sarah Catherine EVANS b. 19 Apr 1827 Howard Co, MO; d. 19 Feb 1927 White Deer, Carson Co, TX @ age 99-10-0; (dau of James EVANS & Elizabeth ALCORN). Places of Residence: 1850 Dallas County, Texas; 1851 Johnson County, Texas; 1856 Parker County, Texas; 1870 Caddo, Johnson County, Texas; 1880 Johnson County, Texas; 1895 Springtown, Parker County, Texas.

SCH Notes: The Texas GenWeb Archives reports the age of William L. COMBS as 25, not 35; it also reports the age of Zir COMBS as 22, not 32. Sarah COMBS, wife of Zur David COMBS, applied for a Confederate Pension in Carson County, Texas. The application was rejected. (Source: Texas Confederate Pension Online Index)

351 Joseph P COMBS 51 M VA Farmer
Mary 50 F OH
Sina 23 F OH
Robert 16 M IL
Tipton 12 M IL
Elizabeth 10 F IL
Mary 8 F IL
Amanda 5 F IL

4 July 1850 (from Marriages…, p. 2)

Linai COMBS & John J. HURST by Finis E. King, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

1853 (Connor, Seymour V. The Peters Colony of Texas: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers, Illustrated by Frances Pearce, Austin: The Texas State Historical Association, 1959.)

The Heirs of Stephen COMBS were issued a certificate for 320 acres of land by the county of Dallas County in 1853. They patented 320 acres in Collin County. (Fannin Third Class Certificate No. 1388).

6 Feb 1855 (from Marriages…, p. 5)
Mary M. COOMBS & Levi N. BUMPUS by A.M. Dean, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

5 May 1948 John Henry Combs, died 5 May 1948, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX; born: 2 Mar 1888, Virginia; buried: 6 May 1948, Mt Zion Cem, Rockwall, Texas; Spouse: Mrs. J H Combs; Father: Dudley Combs, b Virginia; Mother: Virginia ROBINSON, b. Virginia; Occupation: Grocerman, Resided Dallas, Texas.

Source: Texas Death Records 1890-1976, FamilySearch - Record Search - Pilot Site Abstracted by Sue Elfving

Note: See Hunt Co, TX records for more info about the family of Dudley and Virginia ROBINSON Combs.

31 Mar 1955 George Washington Combs, son of Theophus H. Combs and Martha Jane HELMS died in Dallas, TX in 31 Mar 1955. He was born in KY 12 Aug 1882. Retired Carpenter.

Source: Death records of Texas from FamilySearch - Record Search - Pilot Site Contributed by Barbara Stacy Mathews

SE Note: George, son of Theophilis H Combs and his wife Martha Jane HELMS who married 8 Mar 1879 in Casey Co, Ky. George found with his parents in the 1900 Casey Co, Ky census. By 1910 Theophilus and his family are found in Cooke Co, Texas, and later in Oklahoma where they died. See Casey Co, Ky, records for mire information on this family. Theophilus H Combs was the son of James H Combs and his wife Lucy HUDDLESTON.

2 Dec 1856 (from Marriages…, p. 6)
B.K. COOMBS & John W. BUMPUS by A.M. Dean, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

10 Dec 1856 (from Marriages…, p. 6)
Z. [Zachariah] Ellis COOMBS & Rebecca F. BEDFORD by William H. Hughes, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

1860 Dallas Co, TX Census

(from 1860 US Census Dallas County, Texas, Published by Mesquite Historical & Genealogy Society)

Palace Hill

p. 322

- / - COME, Sebastian

p. 82

727-727 Ivy Green COMBS 11 F TX

p. 83

734-734 Wm. COMBS 57 M Farmer KY
R. A. 27 F MO
M. R. 18 F TX
M. A. 11 F TX
Octavia J. 8 F TX
Jno. Wm. 5 M TX
Levina J. 2 F TX

p. 85

762-762 Wm. H. COMBS 9 M AR
Nancy E. 13 F AR

15 Aug 1860 (from Samuel Houston Coombes's family Bible)
Samuel Houston COOMBES was born in Dallas. [to William Nelson Coombes and Rachel McDowell]

21 Dec 1865 (from Marriages…, p. 14)
J.G. COOMBS & Benjamin L. COWAND by M. Myers, J.P.

Note: This may be Ivy Green Coombs.

27 Sep 1866 (from Marriages…, p. 15)
Casper G. Gracey & Saline S. Hill, by Z. Ellis COOMBES, C. J.

16 Oct 1866 (from Marriages…, p. 16)
Alford B. Pemberton & Josephine B. EDDY, by Z. Ellis COOMBES, C. J.

Note: See 1869 marriage of S. P. EDDY and Fannie D. COMBS.

20 Dec 1866 (from Marriages…, p. 16)
Jere J. Jackson & Algada Maulding, by Z. Ellis COOMBES, C. J.

12 Feb 1867 (from Marriages…, p. 16)
William Sanner & Mrs. Victoria Tucker, by Z. Ellis COOMBES, C. J.

2 Jun 1867 (from Marriages…, p. 17)
Matilda R. COOMBES & William L. HOLT by M. Myers, J.P.

4. Jul 1867 (from Marriages…, p. 17)
Walter E. Crow & Sarah A. Phillips, G. [sic] Ellis COOMBES, C. J.

20 Oct 1867 (from Marriages…, p. 17)
Meredith MYERS/MEYERS & Sarah Rodgers, by Z. Ellis COOMBES, C. J.

Note: An "M. Myers" performed the 1869 marriage of S. P. EDDY and Fannie D. COMBS and the 1871 marriage of Margie B. COOMBES and Green HAYNES.

23 Oct 1867 (from Marriages…)
William Ott & Emily Pelcher, by Z. Ellis COOMBES, C. J.

30 Jan 1869 (Marriages…, p. 19)
Fannie D. COMBS & S.P. EDDY by M. Myers, J.P.

1 Jul 1869 (Marriages…, p. 21)
Mollie A. COOMBES & W. R. FISHER by Thos. M. Smith, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

1870 Dallas Co, TX Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 357

522-519 BARNABUS, John 40 M W Farmer TN
Berillia K. 38 F W KY
William E. 11 M W TX
Martha E. 9 F W TX
Julia A. 6 F W TX
Ira E. 4 M W TX
Nathaniel 1 M W TX
COOMBES, Fleta E. 16 F W TX [Elfleda?]
MORRISON, Thomas 24 M W Works on farm TN

p. 429

1462-1455 NANCE, Thomas 52 M W KY
Adaline 37 F W IL
Rebecca A. 16 F W TX
Jakhet N. 14 M W TX
Berew A. 12 F W TX
Cicila C. 11 F W TX
Turner R. 9 M W TX
Thomas A. 3 M W TX
COOMBES, Nancy 23 F W Ark.
SIMON, James 50 M W Ark.

p. 442

1640-163 BRADFORD, Bill 56 M W TX
Charlotte 51 M [sic] W Keeps House Mass.
COOMBES, Josephine 12 F W TX
Samuel 10 M W TX
Sallie 8 F W TX

29 Aug 1871 (Marriages…, p. 26)
Margie B. COOMBES & Green HAYNES by M. Myers, J.P.

21 Oct 1873 (Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett, Jr. Early Texas Birth Records: 1833-1878. Southern Historical Press, 1978, p. 97.)
Bettie COMBS born to G.E. [Zachariah Ellis] & Rebecca F. COMBS.

Note: "G" should read "Z."

4 Sep 1873 (Marriages…, p. 32)
Nancy COMBS & Pleasant PURDIE by Barnett Miller, Minister

Note: Based on age, this appears to be the Nancy Coombes found in the household of Thomas Nance in the 1870 Census -- See 1880 Census below.

27 Sep 1874 (Marriages…, p. 35)
Elfleda E. COOMBES & Robt. J. MILLS by John S. Davis, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

Note: Could this be the "Fleta" Coombes found in the household of John Barnabus in the 1870 Census?

25 Sep 1875 (Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett, Jr. Early Texas Birth Records: 1833-1878. Southern Historical Press, 1978, p. 97.)
Charles E. COMBS born to G.E. [Zachariah Ellis] & Rebecca F. COMBS.

Note: "G" should be "Z."

1880 Dallas Co, TX Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 94

381-331 HANDLEY, Lizzie W F 36 widow Prostitute KY KY KY
SIBLEY, Jennie W F 37 widow Prostitute LA IN DC(?)
LYNN, Lillie W F 20 Prostitute Wis. Germany Germany
LOSH, Minnie W F 16 Prostitute KY blank GA
HOWARD, Nellie W F 22 Prostitute NJ Ireland Ireland
BIBB, L. A. W F 21 Prostitute TX Iowa IL
COMBS, Susanna W F 27 Prostitute England England England

p. 286

388-393 COMBE, S. W M 42 Farmer IL KY IN
Delia J. W F 30 wife IL Mich Mich
Marcus W M 19 son IL IL IL
George W M 15 son IL IL IL
Vitu? W M 13 son IL IL IL
John W M 9 son IL IL IL
Filey W F 5 daughter IL IL IL
Myrtle W F 2 daughter IL IL IL
Elizabeth W F 72 mother IN blank blank
William W M 53 brother IL KY IN
Eliza Jane W F 50 sister-in-law NY blank blank
? W M 5 nephew IL IL IL

p. 330

234-244 PURDIE, Pleasant W M 37 Farmer TN NC TN
Nancy [Combs] W F 33 AR KY TX
COMBS, William W M 8 nephew AR AR TX

p. 332

JORDAN, LaFayette B M 40 Farmer TN TN TN
Mary B F 40 TN TN TN
Ellen B F 13 TX TN TN
Victoria B F 11 TX TN TN
LaFayette B M 8 TX TN TN
James B M 4 TX TN TN
SMITH, Aaron B M 27 Boarder Farm Laborer AL AL AL
COMBS, Little B M 24 Boarder Farm Laborer AL AL AL
JOHNSON, Walker B M 20 Boarder Farm Laborer AL AL AL

p. 333

282-292 JENNINGS, Robert B. W M 21 Cherokee Nation IL AR
Lucinda W F 19 TX TN AL
Ruth Ann W F 2 TX CN TX
James E. W M 7/12 TX CN TX
COMBS, Rebecca W F widow 71 mother NC VA VA
McDONELL, John H. W M 13 step-brother TX NC AR
COMBS, Robert M. W M widower 37 half-brother Cattle Dealer AR KY KY
William Thomas W M 9 nephew TX AR TX
McDONELL, Asa C. W M 15 half-brother TX MO AR

Note: Robert M. COMBS may be Robert Martin Combs. A Robert COMBS served in the 18th Cav. Co. C. (Texas Confederate Soldiers: 1861-1865. Name Roster. Vol. I. Ed. by Janet B. Hewett. Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1997.) Mary C. COMBS, wife of Robert Martin COMBS, received a Confederate Pension #34266 in Dallas County. (Source: Texas Confederate Pension Archives Online Index)

01 Apr 1881 A printed "Resolution" from the Dallas bar regarding Judge Z. E. COOMBES along with a picture of him appeared in the paper. See his biography for details.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Jeannette Lehman from History of Dallas County, 1841-1850.)

"Wm. Nelson COOMBS'S family came to Dallas Co in 1843 from KY as one of the first families of Peters Colony."
William Nelson COOMBS b. 1803 KY; d. 1850, age 47
married 1. Ivy GREEN (no info)
1> Levin GREEN b. circa 1824
2> Isaac N. b. circa 1826
3> Margaret A. b. circa 1829; d. 1850
4> Zachariah Ellis b. 30 Mar 1833; d. 25 Nov 1895
5> Mary M. b. circa 1837; d. 1850, age 13
6> Matilda R. b. circa 1843; died 1850, age 7
7> Rebecca F. (or R. or T.)

William Nelson Coombs married 2. Rachel A. McDowell, b. 1820 MO; d. 1850, age 30; married 29 Sep 1848, Dallas Co., TX
8> Samuel H. b. ?
9> John W. b. ?
10> Daughter b. ?
11> Martha b. 1850 TX
12> Daughter b. ?
13> Levin Green Coombs b. before 1859

1>Levin Green, (b. circa 1824 of William Nelson), married 1. Jane H. HEADY (no info)
Child of Levin Green (1824) and Jane H.:

  1. Lewis H. b. Nov 1844 TN; age 1 in (may have been misread); in Wise Co, TX in 1900; m. Jannie ? b. May 1854 TN;
    1. Child: Alfred b. Jan 1885 TX; age 15 in 1900 married 2) Emaline (Milly) A STRODER b. 1829 TN; m. 27 Jan 1855 (date of lic) Dallas Co., TX #A&B-115; d. 20 Apr 1872, Johnson Co., TX; Adm E108, 168, 169 (Adm signed in Dallas County, Texas by G.E. COOMBES, Deputy, value of estate 2240). Came to TX prior to 1 Jul 1844 Peters Colony. Settled in Dallas Co.; Levin issued Robertson 3rd Class Cert #1518 640A patented in Dallas Co.

Child of Levin Green (1824) and Emaline (Milly):

2>Isaac N. (b. circa 1826), d. 30 Apr 1905 @ 71 yrs. in Hiram, Kaufman Co., TX of LaGrippe. Will Book A-D (Isaac is enum w/ Andrew J. COLLINS, Son-in-law in 1900 Dallas Co., TX); m. 13 May 1848 (date of lic) A&B-7 Berrilla K. MYERS b. 1831 KY (age 19 in 1850);
Children of Isaac N. & Berrilla:

  1. Iva (Ivy) Green b. 1849 TX (age 1 in 1850); m. Benjamin L. Cowand [see 1865 marriage of J. [I.?] G. COOMBS & Benjamin L. COWAND
  2. Mary Ann b. 1850 TX
  3. Levin G(reen) b. circa 1852; m. Nancy FLETCHER 8 Feb 1872
  4. Elfleda E. m. 26 Sep 1874 (Dallas Co.) Robert J. MILLS
  5. Frances (Fannie) Dunkan m. 2 Jan 1869 (Dallas Co.) S. P. EDDY

3>Margaret A. Coombes (b. circa 1829); d. circa 1869 MO; m. Thomas A. CAMPBELL 31 Jan 1849 (Dallas Co.)

**Zachariah Ellis, Jr.
Children of Zachariah Ellis, Jr. and Susie:

  1. Ivy Rebecca b. 18 Oct 1886 Ellis County, Texas?
  2. Gano [See 1890 Dallas Co. Tax List]
  3. William
  4. Mina
  5. Benjamin F.

NOTE: Z. E., Jr was in Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas in 1886. Probably went to OK by 1900. Was in Woodward, OK in 1943. He was a traders buyer, Christian Church, Educated in Administration, Ran College in Thorpe's Spring, TX, member of Demoratic Party.

*** Leslie (b. 1869); d. 1950 Ft Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; married 1) Lou Ella McMAHAN 27 Sep 1887 in Ellis Co., TX; b. Feb 1869 TX;
Children of Leslie and Lou Ella:

  1. K. (Init only) Leslie b. 24 May 1889 Ellis Co., TX; m. 1) J. J. RICHARDSON 4 Aug 1918 (Dallas Co.)
    K. Leslie married 2) Mary B. TAYLOR; Child of K. Leslie and ?: Cloeman Jack b. 23 Mar 1921 Dallas Co., TX #29-81
  2. Louella b. Oct 1899 TX
  3. Maud b. Jan 1892 TX
  4. Martha Rebecca b. 19 Jan 1894 Dallas Co, TX #33-463; m. George JESSIE 6 Aug 1921 (Dallas Co.)
  5. Lilian b. Apr 1896 TX

Leslie married 2) Fidelia GERNAND(T) 2 Sep 1906 Knox Co., TX to Phillip GERNAND (b. Germany) and Fidelia WICKARD; b. Cuero, DeWitt Co., TX; d. 10 Nov 1952 Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX. [Leslie was in Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas in 1889 and Young County, Texas in 1900. He was in Bowie, Montague County, Texas in 1942. Leslie was a butcher.]

Child of Leslie and Fidelia:

  1. Walter Charles b. 13 Sep 1909 in Benjamin, Knox Co., TX; m. 22 May 1929 to Minnie Pearl MORGAN in Sherwood TX. She was b. 15 Feb 1910 in Arden, Irion Co., TX to Wm. Cyrus MORGAN (b. Franklin Co., AR) and Viola Mae BROWN (b. Bell Co., TX)

Child of Walter Charles and Minnie Pearl:

  1. Fidelia Bernice b. 12 Sep 1930 Clegg, Live Oak Co., TX; m. Howard Dwayne BEVERS 13 Aug 1950 in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX; He was born 5 Nov 1927 in Watertown, Codington Co., SD.; Child of Fidelia Bernice and Howard: Dennis D.

**** Charles Edward "Charley" b. 25 Sep 1875 (Dallas Co.); m. Nellie BEDFORD (b. Jan 1874) 9-25-1875 Dallas County, Texas #A-50 & 28-486; Children: "Beth" Percy E. b 4 Oct 1897 (Dallas County, Texas #28-614); Joseph W. b. Dec 1899 TX

Willie Faye b. 19 Jul 1892 Dallas Co., TX #59-622; m. R. E. CLOUD 8 Dec 1917 (Dallas Co.); Child of Willie Faye and R. E. CLOUD: Finch (daughter) b. May 1891 (Dallas Co.)

5> Mary M. (b. circa 1837); m. Levi N. (or M.?) BUMPAS 6 Feb 1855 (Dallas Co.)

6> Matilda R. (b. circa 1843 TX); m. William L. HOLT

Prepared by Combs Researcher Linda Kay Green:

4. William COOMBES - b. 8 Jan 1803 Nelson Co., KY; moved to Dallas Co., TX in Peters Colony in 1842; d. Dallas Co., TX; married 8 Oct 1822 in Bloomfield, Nelson Co., KY to Ivy GREEN b. 12 Jan 1805 Nelson Co., KY.; d. 6 Jul 1847. Children: Leven Green; Isaac Nelson; Nancy (died in infancy); Margaret Adda; Zachariah Ellis, Sr.; Mary Morton; William Hamilton (died in infancy); Matilda Rebecca; twin boys (died at birth); William Ivy.

6. Leslie COOMBES - b. 1869 in Dallas Co., TX.; d. unknown; married Ella McMAHON (unknown). Children: K. b. 1889; Maude b. 1892; Mattie Ree b. 1894; Lillian b. 1896; Ruby b. 1899; Lou Ellie/LouElla b. 1902.

LKG Note: Most of the older information was obtained from discussions: 1. Odessa Lee Green Nicholds had with Ellie Coombes Green Craft and her siblings. 2. search's by myself.

See Also Johnson County, Texas & Nelson Co, KY

28 Apr 1881 (from Marriages: Dallas County, Texas, Volume II, Books F-H, Dallas: Dallas Genealogical Society, 1989; henceforth referred to as Marriages II…;, p. 25)
Robt. W. COMBS & Mary C. CRAWFORD, by John F. Elder, Minister

2 May 1881 (from Marriages II…, p. 26)
Lit COMBS & Ellen JORDAN, by John F. Elder, Minister

18 Dec 1882 (Dallas County Marriage Book J - Volume 4 - Dallas Genealogical Society, p. 169)
S. H. COOMBES/COMBES married I.V. ANGUS, officiated by T. G. T. Kendall.

Note: (from birth certificate of daughter, Maggie Coombes, filed 11 Feb 1942 with Mrs. J. D Griffin as informant provided by Pat Noel) Samuel Houston Coombes married Jennie V. PUCKETT, in Dallas on December 18, 1882, who was born in 1861 Meridian, Mississippi. Her family moved to Hallsville, Texas, about 1871, where her mother and two children who died about 1873 are buried. He worked as a mill operator in a planing business; she was a housewife. Children: (1) Lula Coombes (2) Maggie Coombes (3) Robert William Coombes.

24 Nov 1883 (from Marriages II…, p. 45)
Millie COOMBES & Charles VARNER, by P. Gates, M.G. [Minister of the Gospel]

21 Jan 1884 (provided by Patricia Schreiber Noell)
Lula COOMBES was born to Samuel Houston COOMBES and Jennie PUCKETT. Lula married ? Burton. She died in Oklahoma City, 23 Jun 1916. She was buried two days later in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, in a grave owned by her sister, Mrs. Walter Verschoyle (Maggie).

24 Dec 1884 (from Marriages II…, p. 53)
Mancer COMBS & Victoria JORDAN, by J. F. Elder, Minister

17 Aug 1887 (birth certificate and cemetery deed, provided by Patricia Schreiber Noell)
Maggie Coombes was born to Samuel Houston COOMBES and Jennie PUCKETT. She married (1) Walter James VERSCHOYLE (b. 1882 in Memphis Tennessee) on 3 Jul 1905. His profession was real estate, and they lived on Lafayette St. in Dallas. Child: Mildred Loraine VERSCHOYLE. Walter died 12 Aug 1909 of tuberculosis and was buried in Oakland Cemetery. Maggie married (2) Gustave SCHREIBER 29 Nov 1913 in Tarrant County. Gus Schreiber died 26 Aug 1947. Maggie died 28 Feb 1960 in a Ft. Worth nursing home and was buried next to Gus in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Child: Gus SCHREIBER.

1890 (from 1890 Tax Rolls of Dallas County, Texas. Duncanville, Texas: Duncanville Genealogical Society, 1997.)

p. 20

Name/ Page of Tax Roll
COMBS, Joe p. 74
COMBS, M. R. p. 67
COMBS, T. M. p. 67
COOMBES & Gano p. 67 [See "Gano" below]
COOMBES, L. p. 90
COOMBES, Lit p. 90
COOMBES, R. M. p. 90
COOMBES, S. H. p. 90
COOMBES, T. W. p. 90
COOMBES, W. N. p. 90
COOMBES, Z. E. p. 68
GANO & Moss p. 138
GANO, C. W. p. 138
GANO Ida H. (Mrs.) p. 138
GANO, Jno. T. p. 138
GANO, John T. p. 280-282
GANO, R. M. p. 138

Note: A son of Zachariah Ellis Coombes, Jr. and Susie Hudson was named "Gano." Also, a "W. B. Gano" is mentioned in the 1895 resolution passed on the occasion of the death of Zachariah Ellis Coombes, Jr.

14 Aug 1890 (provided by Patricia Schreiber Noell)
Robert William COOMBES was born to Samuel Houston COOMBES and Jennie PUCKETT.. He married Etta A., and he was a doctor in Ft. Worth. Child: Robert William COOMBES, Jr., also a doctor in Ft. Worth. See the 1920 Census below.

3 Aug 1897 (provided by Barbara Mathews)
John ROBINSON married Miss Florence COMBS, officiated by M. C. CLAIBRANE.

1 Mar 1897 (Texas GenWeb Archives, Dallas County Marriage Book, p. 152)
Joe COMBS married Mary E. IRVING. The ceremony was performed by J. H. REEVES.

9 Aug 1897 (Texas GenWeb Archives, Dallas County Marriage Book, p. 331)
Sam BURNETT married Mary E. COMBS. The ceremony was performed by M. C. CLAIBRANE.

19 Nov 1898 (from family Bible, provided by Patricia Schreiber Noell)
Samuel Houston COOMBES died.

1846-1900 (from Index to Probate Cases, Dallas County, Texas: 1846-1900, Volume I. Edited by Helen Mason Lu, Gwen Blomquist Neumann, and Margaret Gilmore Smith. Dallas: Dallas County Genealogical Society, 1978.)

A. B. COMBS Deceased G. COMBS 1410
A. B. COMBS Deceased G. COMBS 1762
R. M. COMBS Deceased Mary C. COMBS B-2762
Isaac N. COOMBES Deceased B. K. COMBS 145 [see 1856 marriage of B. K. Coombs & John W. BUMPUS]
Mrs. I. N. COOMBES Minors Z. E. COOMBES 148 [Could "I. N." be "Isaac Nelson Coombes"?]
Jno. W. COOMBES, et. al. Minors B. M. BRADFORD 136
O. J. M. COOMBES Minor L. M. BUMPASS 129
Rebecca F. COOMBES Deceased Z. E. COOMBS [sic] 880 [see 1856 marriage of Z. [Zachariah] Ellis Coombs & Rebecca F. Bedford;]
Richard COOMBES Deceased D. S. Harris 111
Stephen COOMBES Deceased Wm. P. Overton 296

1900 Dallas Co, TX Census

(transcribed by Thom Montgomery)

Dallas Justice Pct 3

Charles H. Combs, male b. Dec 1859, md 20 years, IN IN IN, no occupation listed. Rented, farm schedule # 77 (most neighbors were farmers). Could read, write, speak English (true for all family members below, except last daughter where R/W/Eng were not indicated).
Susan U. or W., wife b. May 1863 AL AL AL, 9 children born, 7 living
Hattie C., b.April 1880 Arkansas (as were all the kids here listed)
Albert L., b. March 1883
George W., b. Jan 1886
Sarah E., b. April 1888
Charlie W., b. May 1890
Roy E., b. Jan 1892
Alice E., b. Feb 1894

Note: (from Thom Montgomery) Sarah, Charlie, and Roy had all been in school, four months. Charlie W. probably is the one who married Kibby McCray of Kaufman County Texas. (from S. C. Hefner) Albert, too, moved to Kaufman County.

29 Dec 1909 Death Record: COMBS, C. J. December 29, 1909 Dallas TX Record #14775

Birdie McNutt

6 Sep 1911 (from family Bible, provided by Patricia Schreiber Noell)
Jennie Puckett Coombes died. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery.

Note: She was the wife of Samuel Houston COOMBES.

1920 Dallas Co, Census

(Federal Census Soundex Mi1589-62 C500-C512 -Sue, read at the Dallas County Public Library, Dallas Texas, by Birdie Totty McNutt)

Justice Precinct No. 1(Part of) Dallas City

page 155, SD 5; ED 41; Sheet No 21A.

Enumerated 1920 by Helen C. Callaway.

1811/427/438 MASON, Silas Head MW 35 M TN MO TX Cook Cafe
Pearl Wife FW 28 M GA TN GA
COMBS, John B-inlaw MW 23 S TX TN GA

Note: Pearl is sister of John Henry Combs; both children of Charles J. & S. F. Combs. John is an inmate of Tarrant State Orphans (Navarro Co, TX) Home in 1910.

Birdie McNutt

V40, ED15, S3, L95

4221 LaFayette Dallas, Texas

COOMBS, Emma w 52 Iowa
living with Frank COMBS relationship- mother

V48, ED105, S6, L9

COMBS, Ernest E. w 21 Texas
Verdie, wife 19 Texas
Willie T. son 1/12 Texas

V39, ED1, S14, L37

COMBS Francis L w 33 Texas
Nora wife 30 Arkansas
Ruth D. dau 11 Texas

V38, ED46, S4, L73

Keeler Avenue Dalhart, Texas

COMBS, George w 43 Tennessee
living alone

V48, ED51, S4, L98

COMBS, Henry L. w 37 Arkansas
Bettie wife 33 Mississippi
L. Geraldine dau 7 Texas [could be Geraldine?]
Edna I. dau 3 6/12 Texas

V48, ED104, S8, L73

COMBS, James C. w 42 Texas
Annie wife 29 Texas
Bertie M. dau 11 Texas
Lena B. dau 10 Texas
Marie C. dau 6 Texas
Lucile dau 4 Texas
Frank son 2 Texas
Fred son 0/12 Texas

V15, ED108,S2, L82

COMBS, John H. w 56 Kentucky
Mary K. wife 48 Tennessee
Robert S. son 26 Tennessee
John H. son 8 Oklahoma
SHIPP, Anna dau 18 Texas
" Charlie son in law 28 Texas
TEAGUE, Viola niece 19 Texas

[forgot to write the V,ED,S,L down]

COMBS, Marion E. w 20 Texas
Amanda J. wife 20 Texas

V24, Ed156, S3, L14

COMBS, Nicholas A. w 36 Texas
Ada wife 29 Texas
Cecil son 7 Texas
Paul son 5 Texas
BRIDWELL, Ray bro-in-law 21 Texas

V45, ED86, S12, L45

COMBS, Richard A. w 70 Texas
enumerated with James MEALES as hired man

3126 Frank Street Dallas, Texas

COMBS, Robert W. w 29 Texas
Etta A. wife 29 Texas
Robert W. Jr. son 9 Texas

(Federal Census Soundex Mi1589-63 C500-C512 -Eva, read at the Dallas County Public Library, Dallas Texas, by Birdie Totty McNutt)

V45, ED76, S7, L94

111 S. Rosemont, Dallas, Texas rear

COMBS, Tom bl 36 Texas
Laura wife 36 Texas

V44, ED65, S7, L86

3203 Second Ave, Dallas, Texas

COMBS, Walter L. w 26 Texas
Ruth wife 26 Texas

V45, ED27, S8, L26

2108 West Tenth, Dallas, Texas

COMBS, Will F. w 30 Iowa
Belle wife 27 Illinois
Dorothy dau 6 Texas
Lawrence son 4 9/12 Texas

V44, ED64, S9, L92

317 Edgefield Dallas, Texas

COOMBES, Wm M. w 62 Texas
Kate wife 47 Texas
Finch? dau 27 Texas
Zackaris son 24 Texas
WINSON, Lillian J. R 24 Lousiana [r = relative?]

Note: Zachariah Ellis Coombes, Sr. was married to Rebecca Finch Bedford. That might explain the name "Finch."

V42, ED44, S9, L47

1600 Pine Dallas, Texas

COMBS, William S. w 30 Texas
Ethel M. wife 26 Texas
Eveline M. dau 5 Texas
Velma M. dau 3 2/12 Texas

V39, ED2, S8, L44

Pike Street, Richardson, Texas

COMBS, William W. w 49 Tennessee
Estella wife 37 Texas
Ronald son 23 Texas

V45, ED108, S4, L31

COMBS, Zollie bl 40 Alabama
Seray wife 25 Texas
COOPER, Charlie bro-in-law 11 Texas

29 May 1926 (marriage license, State of Texas, County of Dallas. Service performed by George W. Truett. from estate of Mildred Lively, provided by Patricia Schreiber Noell)
Mildren Loraine VERSCHOYLE married Martin Omar LIVELY. Mildred was the daughter of Maggie COOMBES and Walter James VERSCHOYLE.

1930 Dallas County, TX Census

Dallas City

Block 635 Canton Street
Voting Precinct 10, SD 57-23; ED 10; Sheet 16A. page 40

Enumerated April 10, 1930 by W P. Sigler.

1724/127/285 HANKS, Jackie head FW 28 WD16 OK OK OK waitress
KING, Earl P lodger MW 27 S TX TX TX Garage
MASON, Pearl lodger FW 34 WD17 GA GA GA

Block 867 Live Oak St
SD 57-34; ED 10; Sheet # 26A, page 88.

Enumerated April 11, 1930 by Mrs Loraine McBride

3706/274/412 SWANSON, Franz E. Head MW 43 M31 MN MN MS Druggist Pharmacy
Dora Wife FW 31 M19 TX TN GA
COMBS, *John B-inlaw MW 29 M21 TX TN GA Cook
Vech S-inlaw FW 24 M16 AR MS MS
Dora niece FW 6 S AR TX AR
John H. nephew MW 4 7/12 S TX TX AR
Franz E nephew MW 1 5/12 S TX TX AR (looks likely name after Uncle Franz E. Swanson)

Note: Dora Swanson is sister of John Henry Combs; both children of Charles J. & S. F. Combs. John is in sister Pearl's (widowed by 1930, above) home in 1920.

Birdie McNutt

circa 1930s (from Family Histories of Henderson County, Texas: 1846-1981. Henderson County Historical Commission, Athens, Texas, 1981.)
a W. W. COMBS was giving voice lessons in Dallas
Note: See 1920 Census above-William W. COMBS?

17 Feb 1937 (from Dallas County Births; obituary in Dallas Morning News)
Jo Ann Combs born to Edna Sue BOYD and Walter Clayton COMBS. [She died 21 Jan 2003 in Dallas County.]

1940's (from Dallas County, Texas, Genealogical Data from Early Cemeteries. Edited by Rubyann Thompson Darnell, Adrienne Bird Jamieson, and Helen Mason Lu. Dallas: Dallas Genealogical Society, 1982.)
p. 148 - Mills Cemetery, Garland
COMBS, Phillip Ray 5 Jul 1940-5 Jun 1942
COMBS, Laura R. 1871 - 1943
COMBS, Andrew J. 1861 - 1941

16 Aug 1993 (obituary, The Dallas Morning News, provided by Patricia Schreiber Noell)

SCHREIBER, Dr. Gus, a native Dallasite and a practicing physician in the city for 50 years, died at Baylor University Medical Center the night of August 16, 1993. His wife was at his side to the very last instant. Dr. Schreiber was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Baylor Hospital and was associated with it through its phenomenal growth into Baylor University Medical Center, one of the finest hospitals in the United States. He was a specialist in internal medicine. For many years he was a clinical instructor at Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Schreiber was a man of many interests. As an inventor he held nine U.S. patents. In 1955 he entered a new field of endeavor – research. It was a consuming passion for the rest of his life. His work in that field is considered outstanding and important. He was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church since 1939. He was a member of numerous medical organizations. In 1939 he married his wife, Susan T. Schreiber, who survives him. They are the parents of six children, all of whom survive. Three sons ___; three daughters ___; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive. Friends desiring to make memorials are directed to the growing importance of the Baylor Research Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, 3500 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246, or to a charity of their choice. Private Services for immediate family only will be held by a friend of 60 years, Dr. Floyd Patterson. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in the family plot of Mrs. Schreiber’s Family.

Note: Gus was the child of Maggie COOMBES and Gustave SCHREIBER.

Combs &c. Families - Deaths in Dallas County: 1964 - 2003

Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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