Asa Coombs

Male28 August 1796–25 October 1888

Brief Life History of Asa

When Asa Coombs was born on 28 August 1796, in South Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, Lieut. Joseph Coombs, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Gamble, was 42. He married Lucretia Mann on 23 December 1823, in South Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 25 October 1888, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Asa Coombs
Lucretia Mann
Marriage: 23 December 1823
Mary Jane Coombs
Asa Fuller Coombs
Oliver Mann Coombs
Eliza Prince Coombs
Abigail Berry Coombs
Samuel Fuller Coombs
Thomas Paine Coombs

Sources (15)

  • Asa Coombs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Asa Coombs, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Asa Combs in entry for Alby Berry Parker, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1823South Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 4

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1804 · Whitehead Light

    Age 8

    In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.


    Age 24

    Maine is the 23rd state.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): variant of Coombe , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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