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Sampson Coumbs
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1808
Cornwall, England
Death: Dec. 9, 1881
Ontario, Canada

Sampson Coumbs was an early settler in Lanark County and later Renfrew County in Ontario, Canada. His parents were John Coumbs and Hannah Lucas. Common spelling variations of his name include Coomes, Coombes, Coumbes, Coumbe,Combs.

He married Grace Cole on Dec 25, 1829 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England. He moved to Canada with his wife and infant son, John Coumbs.

John Coumbs (1830-1902)
Mary (Coumbs) McFarlane (1831-?)
Elizabeth Coumbs (1833-184?)
Charlotte (Coumbs) Drysdale (1836-1893)
Alice (Coumbs) Culbertson (1837-1902)
Anne Coumbs (1837-1852)
Susana Coumbs (1840-1851)
Thomas Coumbs (1842-1912)
Jane Coumbs (1845-1849)
Elizabeth "Eliza" (Coumbs) McAllister (1850-1908)

Sampson married Jennet (Janet) Ferguson (1822-1879) on March 16, 1858. She is buried in Goshen Cemetery near her first husband Dougald Stewart. Jennet and Sampson had the following children.

Samson Coumbs (1857-1950)
George Frances Coumbs (1859-1937)
James Ferguson Coumbs (1864-1949)

Research by Bob and Irene Townbridge and Ruth Ross :

" When Sampson first came up from Lanark County, he built a sawmill on what is now known as Smith's Creek. He also built a brewery there, and on the corner of the Opeongo Road he built a tavern and a two story house. At the tavern he was known as a genial host.

Sampson Coumbs operated a farm, and he served as a fence-viewer in Pioneer Renfrew. He was one of the voters in Renfrew Village's first election in 1858 and was one of the first councillors chosen at that time, earning 37 votes. No this is not a misprint; there were 56 electors in those days. He was also a moving force behind the formation of the Agricultural Society here. Coumbes Street and Coumbes Lane in Renfrew are named for this family."

Transcription information from Martin Cemetery, Whitton Rd, Renfrew, Renfrew, Ontario. Heritage Renfrew, 1986.

Some information and dates from Founding Fathers of Admaston, Horton and Renfrew Village by Heritage Renfrew, Juniper Books, 1996, ISBN 0-91937-32-8.

Family links: 
  Grace Cole Coumbs (1807 - 1857)*
  Janet 'Jennet' Ferguson Coumbs (1821 - 1879)*
  John Coumbs (1830 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth Coumbs (1833 - 1847)*
  Charlotte Coumbs Drysdale (1836 - 1893)*
  Alice Coumbs Culbertson (1837 - 1902)*
  Anne Coumbs (1837 - ____)*
  Susanna Coumbs (1840 - 1851)*
  Thomas Coumbs (1842 - 1912)*
  Eliza Coumbs McAllister (1850 - 1908)*
  Samson Coumbs (1857 - 1950)*
  George Francis Coumbs (1860 - 1937)*
  James F Coumbs (1862 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Martin Cemetery
Renfrew County
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Barbara Long
Record added: Sep 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97410077
Sampson Coumbs
Added by: Bill Lavery
Sampson Coumbs
Added by: Barbara Long
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for my husband's second grgrandfather
- Cathleen Sheibley Miller Kalin
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012

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