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Rachel Coomes

Female 1775 - 1847  (71 years)


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  • Name Rachel Coomes  [1, 2
    Alternate birth 1772  [3
    Born 9 Oct 1775  [2, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Aug 1847  Daviess County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7733  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2016 

    Father Francis Coomes,   b. Abt 1726, Coomes Purchase, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1822, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Mother Charity Wood,   b. 1734, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1767  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William John Coomes,   b. 13 Mar 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1844, Daviess County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 75 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1796  Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7
    Children 
    +1. Charles William Coomes,   b. 20 Jan 1799, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F1168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Louisville, Kentucky Catholic Advocate, 4 Sep 1847:

      "Died, at her residence, near Owensboro, Ky., on Tuesday, 22d August, Mrs. Rachel Coomes, in the 74th year of her age. The deceased was relict of the late Wm. Coomes.

      "The deep anguish and pain felt by her relations and acquaintances, will be much relieved when they reflect on her many virtues, and the manner in wich she prepared herself for her final dissolution. After a long life spent in the practice of religion, finding her end approaching, she called for her confessor, who administered to her all the last rites of her holy religion. On the evening of the 23d she was interred in the county cemetery, in the presence of the pastor of the congregation and a large collection of relations and acquaintances, who will long remember the pious example she has left for their imitation. May she rest in peace."

      From Combs-Coombs &c:

      Rachel m. William COOMES.

      Sept.3, 1796 (Nelson Co, KY Marriage Bonds) William COOMES-Rachel COOMES Bond -- Richard COOMES

      08 May 1834 -- Jun 1844 (Davies Co KY) Will of William Combs. 8 May 1834, wife Rachael, children: Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Felix, Benedict, William Peter, Trese WALLACE, ex: Felix Combs wit: Henry & Benjamin READ (Abstracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood who also provided the following:)

      From "Davies County Kentucky Records #1, Marriages 1815-1848, Deaths 1852-1861, Wills 1815-1850" by Researchers:" Will of William COOMES -- written May 1834 -- probated Jun 1844. Wife Rachel. Daughters: Tesesy WALLACE, Mary Margaret, and Elizabeth COOMES. Sons: Charles, Felix, Benedict and William Peter COOMES

      Notes: Combs Researcher Joe Lewis adds that Rachel's husband, William, was the s/o William COOMES, Sr. b in Charles Co MD, who came to KY (Harrods Station) in spring of 1775. A submission to "Kentucky Ancestors," KY Historical Society quarterly, vol. 30 #2, 1994-1995, page 79, ROSTER OF FIRST KENTUCKY ANCESTORS, submission by Researcher Henry D. Paine, includes birth dates of 13 March 1769 for William and 9 Oct 1775 for Rachel, his source unknown.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, compiled by Jordan Dodd, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, on ancestry.com.

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

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

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

    6. [S133] Combs-Coombs &c., place only.

    7. [S133] Combs-Coombs &c.