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William John Coomes

Male 1769 - Bef 1844  (< 75 years)


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  • Name William John Coomes  [1, 2
    Born 13 Mar 1769  Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Jun 1844  Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I10779  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2016 

    Father William John Coomes,   b. 8 Aug 1734, Coomes Purchase, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1824, Cox's Creek, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Frances Jane,   b. 1747, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1816, Cox's Creek, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F3857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Coomes,   b. 1772,   d. 22 Aug 1847, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1796  Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6
    Children 
    +1. Charles William Coomes,   b. 20 Jan 1799, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F1168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Descendants of Richard Coomes:

      September 3, 1796, Nelson County marriage bond: William Coomes -- Rachel Coomes, bond Richard Coomes
       
      From Daviess County records, the will of William Coomes -- written in May 1834 -- probated in June 1844. Wife: Rachel. Daughters: Teresy Wallace, Mary Margaret, and Elizabeth Coomes. Sons: Charles, Felix, Benedict, and William Peter Coomes.
       
      William was one of the first Catholic settlers in Daviess County, arriving at a time when the county was still a wilderness.  Early Church records reveal that William often used his home as the first meeting place in the county for those first Catholic settlers. He sold land on 2 October 1837 for the building of a new church.
       
      An early lawsuit of Daviess County, dated Feb 3, 1816 indicates that William was in Daviess County prior to 1830 to survey land and purchase property. The lawsuit references lots purchased in Owensboro on May 6, 1817, yet the first recorded deed in the courthouse is dated Aug 12, 1835.
       
      William's will was written on May 8, 1841, but not probated until July 3, 1844. Noted on the original document at the courthouse that a fire destroyed the original document and that the family requested it be copied in its originality back into the will book. His son, Felix, was the administrator of his estate.

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, on Ancestry.com.

    2. [S1070] Findagrave.com page for Rachel Coomes.

    3. [S246] Descendants of Richard Coomes, by Ann Whalen.

    4. [S133] Combs-Coombs &c.

    5. [S246] Descendants of Richard Coomes, by Ann Whalen., year only.

    6. [S10] Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, compiled by Jordan Dodd, on Ancestry.com.