History of Heard County, Georgia 1830-1990
Cumby, (Cumbo) W. Hammond by Dorothy Cumby Brackin
W. Hammond Cumby was born before 1815 in South Carolina, where he served in Company I, 2nd. Regiment, State Troops, and Company K, 5th Regimant, State Reserves, of Edgefield District for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
He married Mary - around 1840. While living in Edgefield District, South Carolina he served as a deacon of Phillippi Babtist Church of Johnson, SC.
He died 6 March 1869 and his wife Mary died April 1879 in Edgefield District.
They had nine children: John; Narcissa; Frances; Pauline; Margaret; Wade Hampton; William Riley; Millisa; David H.; and Elna Adelia.
John, the first child was born 1840 in South Carolina. He married Amelia Kirkland. Both are buried in Kirkland Family cemetery, on the plantation in South Carolina. He was the only child not migrating to Heard County, Georgia.
Frances Pauline was born 1848 and died 28 June 1921 and is buried in the Ephesus Baptist cemetery in Ephesus, formerly known as Loftin, Georgia.
Narcissa was born 1846. She married Zarcaria P. Claxton, 22 April 1860 in South Carolina, but lived and raised her children in Heard County before moving to Troup County, Ga. She died after being struck by a train in Troup County.
Margaret was born 1848. She married 16 April 1879 William Taylor Loftin in Troup County, Georgia. She lived and raised her children in Heard County. She died September 1921 and is buried in the Carrolton City Cemetery, Carroll County, Ga. ( Bpb Erwin note: This is my line. Margaret was W. T. Loftin's third or fourth wife. He was over thirty years her senior. William Taylor ("Billy") Loftin lived in Troup County near LaGrange, Ga. born May 13, l817 and died June 4, 1887. He was born in Baker County, Ga. Buried in Heard County near Franklin at Hopewell Church in Ephesus. (In Ephesus take Hopewell Street East to Hopewell Church.) Children of Margaret Cumby Loftin:
Laurette (my great-grandmother), John Cornelius, Pearl)
Wade Hampton was born 1850 and died 15 July 1916. He married Flora Ables 1885 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Both are in the LaGrange City Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia.
William Riley was born 1852. He married Emma Rachel Spradlin 27 December 1877 in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia. She was the daughter of John "Bald" and Martha (Hildebrand) Spradlin who was born 1857 in Georgia. William Riley died 3 February 1926 and Emma died 8 August 1934. Both are buried in the City Cemetery, Bowden, Carroll County, Georgia. They lived in Heard County from 1880 to 1900.
Millissa was born 1854 in South Carolina. No record available.
David H. was born 10 January 1856. He married Mattie Cato who was born 2 August 1855 and died 7 June 1832. He died 9 March 1934. Both are buried in Stripling Church Cemetery in Carroll County, Ga.
Elna Adelia last known child was born 1865 in South Carolina. She married Robert Taylor Loftin Sr.(Bob Erwin note: Since his father married Margaret, this put him in the rather interesting position of being his father's brother-in-law.) She died 11 May 1934. Both buried in the City Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia.
I have been researching the Edgefield SC Cumbee/Cumby/Combo also. My
GGGrandfather was Wilbert Combee, born in Edgefield Dist SC. I have found
him on Edgefield Census's as Ebert Conbo 1830, in 1840 as Ebert Combo, then
in 1850 as Nelbert Cunbeau. When he moved down to Florida between 1851 &
1854 his spelled his name Cumbee, then it got changed sometime around 1860 or
so to Combee. Anyway, in my research I have found all of the following in
the Edgefield SC census etc. Stephen Cumbo, 1790 96th Dist.
In 1810 I found Leroy Combo EDGE pg.068 w/6 children
and Stephen Cumbo EDGE pg 078 by himself.
Then in 1820 I found a Mary Cumbo EDGE pg 88 w/7 children.
In 1830 I found David Cumbo EDGE 160
Stephen Cumbow EDGE pg 154 w/4 males (5-30 yrs)
2 females ((5-15 yrs) 1 female (40-50 yrs) I think
this was Mary. Stephen was listed as
(70-80 yrs) Stephen died in 1836 according to the
In 1840 I found Hammon Cumbo EDGE pg 107 w/wife & 1 male under 5.
I found David Combo EDGE 139 w/wife & 4 females under 15 yrs.
I found Ebert Combo EDGE 139 w/wife & 1 male under 5
In 1850 I found Welbert Cunbeau EDGE age 37 (Household 356) w/ children
Hammond-10, Polly-7, Sally-5 & David-8. No wife listed.
In 1860 I found Harmon Cumbo age 45 w/wife Mary-35 and children
John 20, Paulina 16, Margaret 12, Warren 10, Riley 8, Malipey 6, David
Wilbert Combe in 1860 census is in Hillsborough County, FL now &
has married a second time. The children found in the 1850
are all with him in Florida except son David.??
I can't prove it yet but I believe the line to be as follows.
1 son Unknown
1 son Leroy wife Mary (5 sons & 2 daughters)
1. David b.abt 1811
2. Hammond b. abt 1815 married Mary Scott.
3. Wilbert b. abt 1820
plus 2 other males & 2 females
Wilbert's oldest son (Hammond) in the census is
Hampton (my GGrandfather).
Didn't intend to get so long. Just wanted to lay this background for you and
see if your Hammon is one of these???
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1. "Emanuell Cambow, Negro," was granted a patent for 50 acres in James City County on 18 April 1667 [Patents 6:39]. He may have been the "Mulata named Manuel" who was adjudged to be a Christian servant by the Virginia Assembly in September 1644. He was ordered to serve as other Christian servants and freed in September 1665 [VMH XVII:232]. He was probably the father of
2 i. Richard, born say 1667.
2. Richard Cumbo, born say 1667, was living in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, on 15 February 168_ when his daughter Elizabeth was baptized [NSCDA, Parish Register of St. Peter's, 3]. He was taxed on 80 Acres in New Kent County in 1704 [Smith, Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 218], and he and his wife Ann sold 100 acres where they were living in Westover Parish, Charles City County, on 2 February 1724/5 [W&D 1725-31, 8]. His children were
i. Elizabeth1, born 15 February 168_.
3 ii. ?Gideon1, born say 1700.
4 iii. ?John1, born say 1705.
Other descendants of Emanuel Cumbo in Virginia were
i. Turner, probably born before 1752, paid by the churchwardens of St. Peter's Parish for keeping his mother Elizabeth on 19 October 1772 [NSCDA, Parish Register of St. Peter's, 181, 192, 206, 210]. He was head of a New Kent County household of 3 "whites" in 1785 [VA:92]. Perhaps his widow was Mary Cumbo, a taxable on a horse and 8 cattle in New Kent County in 1787 [Schreiner-Yantis, 1787 Census, 1326].
ii. Daniel, born say 1760, served in the Revolution from James City County. He was living in Greensville County, Virginia, on 25 May 1786 when the sheriff sold a bay mare of his to pay a 10 pound debt he owed Robert Stewart [Orders 1781-9, 277].
iii. Stephen3, born say 1761, served in the Revolution from James City County [Jackson, Virginia Negro Soldiers, 34]. He was taxable on one tithe in James City County in 1782 [Fothergill, Virginia Tax Payers, 32], one tithe, 2 horses, and 6 cattle in 1787 [Schreiner-Yantis, 1787 Census, 1441], and 2 tithes and a horse in 1800 [Virginia Genealogist 33:186].
iv. Jethro, taxable on one tithe in James City County in 1782 [Fothergill, Virginia Tax Payers, 32] and on one tithe, 2 horses, and one head of cattle in 1787 [Schreiner-Yantis, 1787 Census, 1441].
v. John3, born say 1760, head of a Charles City County household of 4 "other free" in 1810 [VA:958], served in the Revolution from Charles City County.
vi. Michael, a Revolutionary soldier from Charles City County [Jackson, Virginia Negro Soldiers, 34].
vii. Fluellen, taxable on one free tithe in Charles City County in 1787 [Schreiner-Yantis, 1787 Census, 1046].
viii. Anderson, head of a Charles City County household of 6 "other free" in 1810 [VA:958].
3. Gideon1 Cumbo, born say 1700, was a delinquent taxpayer reported at the vestry held for Blisland Parish, Virginia, on 11 October 1723 [Chamberlayne, Vestry Book of Blisland Parish, 7]. He was added to the list of tithables by order of the Brunswick County, Virginia Court on 6 December 1733, and his Brunswick County Court petition against William Person was dismissed "on hearing both parties" on 2 June 1748 [Orders 1732-37, 41; 1743-49, 391, 427, 501]. In June 1755 William Wyche brought suit against his Brunswick County estate [Orders 1753-56, 450]. He was called "Gibeon Cumbo a Mallato" when he was sued for a debt in Cumberland County, North Carolina, on 20 October 1758. His attorney asked for but was denied the right to claim insolvency. He was also sued for debt on 21 July 1759 by James Wright [Minutes 1755-59, 39, 41, 53, 60]. On 9 June 1762 Major Tiller entered a caveat against him for 222 acres on the south side of the Meherrin River in Brunswick County, Virginia, and Tiller was granted a patent for the land [Hillman, Executive Journals of the Council, VI:225]. Perhaps his children were
i. Peter1, born say 1723, sued Joseph Jeffries in Brunswick County, Virginia Court in June 1749. The case was dismissed when both parties failed to appear [Orders 1743-49, 523]. Perhaps he was the Peter Combon who was a taxable in the 1751 Lunenburg County list of Hugh Lawson [Bell, Sunlight on the Southside, 174].
ii. Will Comboe, born say 1725, taxable on two white tithes in Cumberland County, North Carolina, in 1755 [T&C - Box 1], entered 181 acres in Granville County in January 1761.
5 iii. Solomon1, born say 1727.
6 iv. Elizabeth2, born say 1728.
7 v. Stephen1, born say 1730.
8 vi. Cannon2, born say 1735.
4. John1 Cumbo, Sr., born say 1705, was mentioned in the account of sales of the 16 August 1738 Surry County, Virginia estate of John Barlow [Deeds, Wills 8:881]. He was in Brunswick County, Virginia, in 1738 [Orders 1732-41, 192] and was living in the adjoining county of Northampton, North Carolina, on 2 July 1746 when a deed mentioned land adjoining Peahill Creek and John Cumbo (on the Brunswick County, Virginia line) [DB 1:260]. On 5 February 1747 Nathan Edwards sued him for a 6 pound, 9 shillings debt in Brunswick County claiming that he had absconded. William Petway, who had 30 barrels of Indian corn and part of a crop of tobacco belonging to John Cumbo, paid the debt for him [Brunswick Orders 1743-49, 130]. He was witness to the 20 April 1750 Northampton County deed of John Avent to John Wood for land on Peahill Creek [DB 1:420]. His plantation was probably the Northampton County tract of land called "Cumboes" in the 19 February 1759 Granville will of William Eaton [Grimes, Abstract of N.C. Wills, 172]. And a 7 August 1761 patent for land in Brunswick County, Virginia, mentions land on the north side of Peahill Creek, up the Stoney Lick Branch, adjacent to Cumboes line [Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 33:149 (Patent Book 33:1066)]. James Gowen sued him in Brunswick County Court on 27 December 1757 [Orders 1757-9, 143]. He sold 238 acres in Brunswick County on 6 August 1760 [DB 6:595]. On 6 April 1764 he made a Northampton County deed of gift of his cattle and household goods to (his son?) Thomas Cumbo for maintaining him for his lifetime [DB 3:197]. Perhaps he was the father of
i. Cannon1, born say 1730, living on land owned by John MacKinne when MacKinne made his 28 February 1753 Edgecombe County, North Carolina will. He allowed Cannon the use of the land until 1758 [Gammon, Edgecombe County Will Abstracts, 54]. Cannon was listed in the Edgecombe County Muster Roll of Captain William Haywood in the 1750s [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 677].
9 ii. Thomas1, born say 1731.
iii. John2, born say 1738, called John Cumbo, Jr., on 28 July 1760 when the Brunswick County, Virginia Court ordered that he be given fifteen lashes for breaking into the house of John Pearson Taylor and stealing goods of very little value [Orders 1760-84, 90]. He was a "Mulato" taxable in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 1772 and taxable with his wife Lucy in 1774 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:83, 124, 127]. He sold 100 acres in Bladen County east of the great Marsh on 11 January 1786 [DB 1:340].
10 iv. Charles1, born say 1742.
v. Jacob, born say 1750, counted as white in 1790, head of a Chatham County household of 4 persons [NC:84].
5. Solomon1 Cumbo, born say 1727, successfully brought suit in New Hanover County Court against John Potter on 2 May 1759, William Wilkinson on 7 December 1764, and Thomas Watson on 5 April 1771 [Minutes 1738-69, 233; 1771-79, 8]. On 7 October 1768 the sheriff paid Thomas Lloyd, Esq., out of the county tax to attend to "Mrs. Cumbow while she was sick with the smallpox" [Minutes 1738-69, 377-378, 388]. He was called Solomon Cumbo "free Mulatto" when he was ordered to work on the streets of Wilmington [Wilmington Town Book by Crow, Black Experience in Revolutionary North Carolina, 29]. He was head of an Onslow County household of 6 "other free" in 1790 [NC:197], 5 in Brunswick County in 1800 [NC:14], and 7 in Brunswick County in 1810 [NC:226]. His children may have been
i. Reuben, head of an Onslow County household of 4 "other free" in 1790 [NC:197], 6 in Brunswick County in 1800 [NC:14], and 9 in Brunswick County in 1810 (R. Cumbo) [NC:226]. He entered 50 acres on the east side of Lewis Bridge in Brunswick County on 30 January 1801 and another 50 acres in this area on 5 November 1804 [Pruitt, Land Entries: Brunswick County, 69, 90].
ii. Absalom, entered 100 acres in Brunswick County on both sides of Russell's Branch on 22 September 1800, 50 acres in the fork of Scraping Hole Branch on 22 March 1813, and 100 acres on the east side of Scraping Hole Branch on 16 August 1814. On 27 January 1819 John Skipper, Sr., entered this land, including "Absalom Cumbow's improvement" [Pruitt, Land Entries: Brunswick County, nos. 1074 2123, 2169, 2512]. Absalom was counted as white in Cumberland County in 1820 [NC:169].
iii. Solomon2, head of a Brunswick County household of 7 "other free" in 1810 [NC:226], entered 50 acres in Brunswick County on both sides of Russell's Branch bordering his own land on 16 November 1804 and 75 acres on the east side of Lewis' Branch and Cypress Branch on 26 January 1811 [Pruitt, Land Entries: Brunswick County, 90, 123].
6. Elizabeth2 Cumbo, born say 1728, was living in Surry County, Virginia, in July 1750 when the court ordered her "Natural-born" children: Darcus, Winifred and Hercules bound out by the churchwardens of Albemarle Parish [Orders 1749-51, 110]. She sued Charles Bass for debt in Brunswick County, Virginia Court on 27 June 1758. On 24 April 1775 the Brunswick County Court ordered her orphan-son Cannon Cumbo bound out [Orders 1757-9, 204; 1774-82, 73]. She was the mother of
i. Dorcus, born say 1746.
ii. Winifred, born say 1748.
iii. Hercules, born say 1750.
11 iv. Cannon3, born say 1758.
7. Stephen1 Cumbo, born say 1730, was taxable in Granville County in 1750 in the list of Jonathan White [CR 44.401.23]. In 1769 he was taxed on 4 persons in Brunswick County, North Carolina:
Cumbo, Stephen Mollo 3 Negro men, 1 Negro boy [SS 837],
and he was taxed in Brunswick County on 3 Black polls in 1772 [G.A. 11.1]. He was also taxable in 1772 with his son Jacob in Bladen County ("Molatoes") [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:78]. He was head of an Onslow County household of 4 "other free" in 1790 [NC:197] and 7 in Edgefield District, South Carolina, in 1810 [SC:797]. He may have been identical to Stephen Cumbee, a taxable on 150 acres in Winton, South Carolina, in 1788 [S.C. Tax Returns 1783-1800, frame 34]. His children were
i. ?David, a Black taxable in Brunswick County, North Carolina, in 1772 [G.A. 11.1].
ii. Jacob, taxable in his father's Bladen County household in 1772.
iii. ?Leroy, head of an Edgefield District, South Carolina household of 6 "other free" in 1810 [SC:777].
iv. ?Thomas2, called Thomas Cumbee, overseer, when he married Charlotte Collins, "free persons of color," on 27 June 1805 at St. Philip's and Michael's Parish, Charleston.