Joseph Coombs

13 April 1778–1855 (Age 76)
Bethel Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Coombs was born on 13 April 1778, in Bethel Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Combs, was 48 and his mother, Alice Nelson Jolly, was 34. He married Rachel Herren on 20 March 1798, in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died in 1855, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Indiana, United States.

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Joseph Coombs
Rachel Herren
Marriage: 20 March 1798
Sarah Coombs
James Huston Coombs
Mary Polly Coombs
Nelson Coombs
Joseph Coombs

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution
Age 3
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State
Age 14
On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 22
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 3528;2007: 7059; 2010: 9780)English (southern): variant of Coombe , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Joseph Combs in household of James H Combs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Combs, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Last Will of John Coombs Sr., Nelson County, Kentucky, 12 August 1800

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