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McCombs of the WV Panhandle and Tristate Area

Updated April 22, 2011

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Book of the McCombs
of the
WV Panhandle
And TriState Area
Becky Peck Sharp
March 2011
Generation 1 2,3
Generation 2 4,5
Generation 3 6 -10
Generation 4 11 - 22
Generation 5 23 – 31
Generation 6, 7 32 – 34
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Book of the McCombs of the WV Panhandle
Becky Peck Sharp
March 2010
101 George McCombs b. c. 1754 Ulster, Derry Co., IR. He married Martha (Unknown), also born in IR. They married 1775 in Washington Co., PA. George had been married in IR, sent for her after the embargo was lifted following the war. They had six children; all were born in Washington Co., PA.
Will of George McComb:
Submitted to Marshall Co. web site by Karl G. McCombs, who obtained it from Ron Didion.
I, George McComb, of Chartiers Twp., Washington Co, PA, being weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory (Jun 30, 1818)......
My beloved wife, Martha, my oldest daughter Jean, my oldest son John, my grandson George McComb, now living w. me, 100 acres of land in Guernsey Co, OH; his sister Martha, my granddaughter, my grandson, George McComb Savage, son of John Savage, I give 50 acres of land in Guernsey Co., OH adjoining the above said George McComb, and to his sister Martha Savage; my four daughters: Jean McComb, Ellenor Savage, Ann Savage and Martha McKee; and to my youngest son Hugh, I leave the Bloss cow, and the bull, and four steers, and twenty dollars cash from William McClelend, and fifty dollars cash from John May, his bed, and bedding, a patent plow, and one half of the wheat now on the ground.
Executors: Joseph McCombs (relationship to George unknown), John Couden, and John Neilson, in Washington Co., PA.
From Will books of Washington Co., George McCombs is listed as a witness in Jan 12, 1808; Aug. 1810: Mar. 26, 1814.
An important note here: Of the six children mentioned in the will, there is no James. Would this be an indication that the brothers John and James mentioned in the early history of Marshall Co., WV, are not the offspring of George? Also, there is no Nancy. From his will his children were:
Jean (1779-aft. 1818) never married.
Ann (1785-bef. 1818 PA) marr’d a Savage
Ellenor (1786-bef. 1818 PA) marr’d a Savage.
Martha (1792-1850) marr’d a McKee.
Hugh (1794-) nfd

Grandson George McCombs McKee, b. 1825/6, PA, m. Julia Ann Musser, ca 1845. They had 4 children: David Musser; George M. Ebenezer Boiles; and Nancy M. This family is in the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 PA census, Allegheny Co., N. Fayette Twp. where George is a farmer.

From History of the WV Panhandle: “George McComb was born in County Derry Ireland, and immigrated to America before the Revolutionary War, leaving his family behind him, in the Emerald Isle, with the intention of returning for them. But the high seas being blocked at that time, he was compelled to stay (in America). He enlisted in the American army, and braved the trials and hardships of a true soldier, until the close of the war. The blockade being raised, (unknown date, but the war was declared over in April 1783) he sent for his family, who joined him soon after. He settled in Washington Co., PA, and remained there until his death. His family then moved to Ohio County, WV, about the year 1800. His two sons, James and John, grew up to be men of unusual size, James being considered the most muscular man in the state. It is told by some of the family that he at one time lifted fourteen bushels of wheat, the weight being 840 pounds. James and John both were married here, and each had a family of twelve children. Many of the family are still living in Marshall County. John joined the Presbyterian Church when quite young and was a devout Christian."
From A Tree of Four Ancient Stocks , pg. 61, 62 The McCombs Family: “Tradition claims that they were of Scotch descent. That they emigrated to Derry County Ireland during the religious pro

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