About Enoch Combs, Sr.
Enoch COMBS, Sr., with wife Barbary and son, Enoch, Jr., came to Maryland by 1664, and probably by 1663, to either Calvert County or Talbot County, and probably from Lancaster County, Virginia (adjacent to Old Rappa), where an Enoch COOME is recorded in 1662. Enoch may have had close Quaker affiliations: In 1669, he witnessed the Calvert County will of Quaker leader Richard PRESTON and in 1689, either he or his son (and John NUTHALL) signed a Protestant Petition in that county. Either Enoch or his son, Enoch, Jr., or both, were recorded in St. Mary's by 1698, possessing two tracts in Poplar Hill Hundred, listed as Enoc COMBS: (1) 100 acres of the 200 acre tract "Poplar Hill" in Poplar Hill Hundred and (2) the 100 acre tract, "North Banks" ("this land is disclaimed by John COOMBS").
Enoch, Sr. is thought to have been the father of William COMBS, Sr. of St. Mary's Hundred, born ca 1671, who named his eldest son, Enoch, and his youngest, Phillip.
Enoch, Jr. is believed to be the same who married (probably a second marriage?) Sarah SPRIGG, widow of John PEARCE and daughter of Thomas and Katherine GRAVES Sprigg (Thomas married 2nd Elinor NUTHALL, daughter of John, Sr.). Katherine GRAVES Sprigg was sister to Verlinda GRAVES Stone, mother of Thomas STONE who transported Phillip COMBS. Enoch, Jr. died in Prince George's County in 1726-7. It is not known when or where Enoch, Sr. or his mother died.
A number of early published reports exist in regard to Enoch Combs and his descendants; however, most do not include any sources, and the few records located thus far have been insufficient to document this line.
Among those published reports is the following, submitted by Fanny Combs (b bef 1899), widow of Ignatius Pike Goff, and published in 1938 in the Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families:
Combs of Old Stratford, Warwickshire, England
Enoch Combs-Immigrated to Maryland in 1664 with wife Barbara, son Enoch and servant Ann Hawtin. Sur. of 350 acres of Park Hall Manor. Patent Sept 1663
Son William, born in MD. 1672, d-1740 in St Mary's Co m-Mary (Tribelly Hatton), who m-Joseph Jenkins after death of Wm Combs.