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Jesse Combs
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1819
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1859
Yreka
Siskiyou County
California, USA

His father was Thomas Hicks Combs born 1 Jun 1783 in Wilkes, North Carolina and died 12 May 1849 in Hancock Indiana.

This was on his history titled Wagon Train
1860 Siskiyou Co, CA Census:

Elizabeth A. Combs39OH William J. K. Combs15IN Sarah K. Combs12IN Urminda [?] Combs9IA Elias P. Combs7CA Margaret I. Combs5CA George B. Combs3CA Mary E. Combs1CA

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Nancy Theodore)

NT Notes: Elizabeth STEEL m 1 Apr 1841, Hancock Co, IN, Jesse Combs (s/o Thomas Hicks and Keziah HAYS Combs), b ca 1821, NC. In 1850, they were in Keokuk Co, IA, and according to family letters in "The Lives and Letters of the Combs Family," by Ann Combs Krahn, they found their way to Monroe Co, IA and then left from there on 5 May 1852 for California by wagon train. It took them five months and 17 days to make the trip and they settled near Eureka [actually Yreka], Siskiyou Co, CA. Jesse in his letters from California raved about everything there, the farming, the cheap cost of goods. Jessie wrote in February 1854 that they had plenty to eat and plenty of gold, all they had to do was to dig it out of the ground. He was keeping a boarding house and digging gold, and said that his average digging brought about five dollars a day clear of all expenses. As far as I know, no one knows what happened to Jesse. He does not show up on the 1860 census, but some family members say he died in 1868. A family letter written in 1872 says that Jesse had "moved to California about 20 years ago and lived there several years and died there..."

Note: Combs, Jesse died 3 Oct 1859, age 40 years, 4 months (burials in the old Yreka Hill Cemetery (now the Butcher Hill Cemetery), Siskiyou County, California from information posted to the NORCAL-L@rootsweb.com list) submitted by Jim McMillen.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Keziah Hays Combs (1782 - 1866)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Ann Steele Chandler (1822 - 1911)
  Elizabeth Ann Steele Combs (1822 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Elias Pierce Combs (1852 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Combs (1802 - 1869)*
  Sarah Combs Anderson (1804 - 1865)*
  Mary Combs Souther (1807 - 1894)*
  Nancy Combs Hendren (1808 - 1888)*
  Jesse Combs (1819 - 1859)
  John Combs (1821 - 1900)*
  Elias Combs (1830 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: *40Y 4M*
 
Burial:
City Cemetery
Yreka
Siskiyou County
California, USA
 
Created by: Candice xo
Record added: Apr 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14085844
Jesse Combs
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Jesse Combs
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son of Thomas Hicks and Kiziah Hayes Combs. He was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina
- Twylla Turner Teer
 Added: Apr. 29, 2009

- Candice xo
 Added: Apr. 26, 2006
 
 
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