Collection: Descendents of Thomas White

Michael and Ruth (Rhoades) White

(9) MICHAEL3 (Michael2 Henry1), born March 22, 1668-9; d. July 26, 1730. He was a witness to a nuncupative will made between Thomas Rhoades, of Marblehead, and John Simpson, on board the ship Essex, at Sea, where in it was agreed that if during the voyage, the survivor should have what clothes, wages, &c. the other was possessed of at his decease. “The said Sampson was slain during the voyage,” and administration was granted said Rhoades, May 26, 1696. Mr. Coombs was a member of St. Michael’s church (Episcopal), at Marblehead. He m. July 12, 1694, Ruth Rhoades. Six Children— 11. JOANNA4 bapt. May 19, 1695 m. Dec. 29, 17 15, Benjamin Girdler. 12. RICHARD4 bapt. Feb. 14, 1696—7 13. JOSHUA4 bapt. June 11, 1699; will proved Feb. 27, 1764. The inventory, which fills two long closely-written pages, was £1,250 12s. 6¾d. Member of’ St. Michael’s Church, Marblehead; m. Jan. 29, 1721, Mary Goree 14. MICHAEL4 b. Feb. 28, 1702—3; m. first, March 12, 1721—5, Remember, dau. of Thomas and Susanna (Grant) White, bapt. June 25, 1704, d. about 1735. (See White Family, No. 14.) He was great grandson of Henry Coombs, whose dau. Susannah married Francis Grant, and whose dau. Susannah married said Thomas White, Mr. Coombs m. second, June 2, 1737, widow Mary Kelley. Five children by Remember: —— Mary5 bapt. Dec. 11, 1726. MICHAEL5 bapt. Feb....

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Henry Coombs of Marblehead

A brief notice of this family is here given, to more clearly show its relative connection with that of the White and Haskell Families, and which is interwoven with them from the first to almost the last generation in a remarkable degree. To this end it is not necessary to give more than a mere outline of its history, making use of such names as will serve to connect each family of the several lines or branches. (1) HENRY COOMBS1 was of Marblehead as early as Dec. 22, 1648, when he with others had lots laid out in the swamp. April 11, 1653, he sold a cow lease to John Legg, and in 1656 was chosen “way warden.” In 1661 ho had temporary charge of the Ferry, at which place he appears to have lived. In 1667 a complaint was made against him for uttering slanderous reports concerning Rev. Mr. Walton, of Marblehead, in saying that “ he preached nothing but lies, and be could prove him to be a knave.” (Co. Ct. Rec.) The inventory of his estate was taken Sept. 16, 1669, by Henry Bartholomew, Moses Maverick, and Hilliard. Fishermam. He m. Elizabeth _______. Administration was granted on her estate June 13, 1709, to her son in law “Francis Grant, and wife Susannah, one of the daughters of the deceased,” who gave bonds with James Hawkins and...

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