1870 Grayson Co, VA Census

(Excerpted from Jeff Weaver's Annotated 1870 Grayson Co, VA Census); [Info in brackets are annotations from Jeff Weaver's site]

Old Town District

[The 1870 Census for Old Town District was taken in the month of August 1870 by John Walsh, Post Office for the entire District was listed as Nuckollsville. Population for Old Town District was 2220]

145. Combs, Jas. T. 34 Farm Laborer 120 MD
Amanda 38
James 11
Jackson 10
Lydia 10
John 8
Anderson 6
Rosy 2

DAVIS, John 69 Shingle Maker NC
Lydia 84 No Occupation NC

[James Cooms, Md. Malinda Hall, d/o C. J. & J. Hall, 12/7/1879; A. (Anderson) J. Cooms Md. Malinda Hall, d/o C. J. & Jane Hall, 3/18/1882. John Davis may be the same as was living in household 1457 in the 1860 Grayson Co., VA Census.]

Notes: James T. COOMES m 22 Oct 1857, Ashe Co, NC, Amanda DAVIS; however, his age is off by 20 years, they were in Surry Co, NC in 1860. It would appear the elderly couple John and Lydia DAVIS were relatives of Amanda. His 1880 census record indicates he was age 64 with parents both born in England.
* Patience Northern states the Census is as COMES

195. Combs, R. F. 22 Farm Laborer 120 130
Martha 22
Luzena 2
Texana 1

Notes: Rush Floyd Combs, s/o Nancy Combs who follows (See next).

197. Combs, Nancy 35 Keeping House
Richd. 16
Isaac W. 14
Malinda 10
Sarah 7

[She was probably a Civil War Widow.]

218. Combs, Nancy 39 Keeping House 100
Stephen 18
Isaac 14
Sarah C. 14
Sarah M. 9

[Nancy was probably a Civil War widow.]

LC Notes: These appear to be the same family. Actually, Nancy's age in the 2nd household was closer, but Isaac's Initial in the first and Malinda, rather than Sarah C. makes me believe it's the same family as the 1850 Carroll Co, VA Household of Nancy Combs, d/o Joseph and Caroline WILLS Combs. See Zadock Combs Descendants for more; however, also note that one Richard Stephen Combs stated he was b in 1853 in Carroll Co, VA and that his parents were both born in Virginia, but came to Crittenden Co, AR in 1876. If so, he was apparently not the s/o Nancy since she was in the 1880 household of daughter, Sarah Malinda, who had by then married John W. POOL.

Elk Creek Disrict

[This District was taken in the month of July 1870 by John Walsh, Post Office for the entire District was listed as Independence. Population for Elk Creek District was 4085.]

259. Coomes, George W. 25 Farm Laborer
Tolitha 19
Mary 2
Martha 1/12 (B. May 1870)

[George Washington Coomes served in Co. K, 51st VA Inf., CSA.]

Notes: Son of James T. Coomes in HH 145 Old Town District submitted by Patience Northern

478. Hall, John 70 Farm Laborer 120
(Bedwell) Sarah 60
Cole, Sarah 10 Domestic
Sexton, Martin 21 Farm Laborer

[This was family 657 in the 1860 Grayson Co., VA Census. John Hall md. Sarah Bedwell on 8/16/1831. Martin Sexton Md. Lucinda Combs, d/o James Combs, 10/4/1876. John & Sarah's children were: Jane Hall b. 1830; Emily Hall b. 1831; Besty Hall b. 1834; Calvin Hall b. 1838; John Hall b. 1843; and Richard Hall b. 1848.]

480. Hall, Calvin 28 Farm Laborer 180
(Fag) Jane 27
Malinda 8
Susan 5
Luella 2
Emma 1/12 (B. May 1870)

[Calvin J. Hall, s/o John (b. 1800) & Sarah Hall, Md. Jane Fagg, d/o Louisa Hall (sic), 12/23/1859; Malinda Hall, Md. James Coomes, s/o J. T. & Coomes; Susan Hall, Md. A. J. Coomes, s/o James T. & A. Coomes, 3/18/1882. Calvin Hall served in Co. K, 51st VA Inf. CSA.]

588. Coomes, Alexander 21 Farm Laborer
Caroline 21
Nancy 4/12 (B. Feb. 1870)

600. Moxley, Charity 29 Keeping House 500 250 NC
John P. 7 NC
Combs, Tobitha 35 Seamstress NC

[Ref. P. 329-30, Hopper, Moxley and Toliver History by Lorene Moxley Sturgill.]

Notes: Possibly Bithy (Tabitha?) TOLLIVER who m 19 Nov 1855 Ashe Co, NC, John Combs?

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