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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


General Leslie Combs

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8875416. "Known as the "boy captain of 1812", Combs was a veteran of the War of 1812, where he distinguished himself for courage and gallantry by delivering a dispatch on foot over a hundred miles of snow covered, perilous terrain. He was commissioned Captain of Scouts in April, 1812, and was later taken prisoner by the Indians and forced to run the gauntlet at Fort Miami. After the war, he became a successful lawyer in Lexington. In 1836, he raised a regiment to aid in the Texas Revolution, and was commissioned a colonel in August. A dedicated Whig, he was elected a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving as Speaker from 1846 to 1847. He also served as a trustee of Translyvania University, and state auditor." Image.


Margaret Trotter

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5220014. "Wife of Gen Leslie Combs. Birth date 179? is not legible and could be a number other than 0. Update...

North American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, February 2, 1844

The Lexington Observer announces the death on the 22nd ult., of Mrs. Margaret combs, wife of General Leslie Combs." Image.


General Leslie Combs

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8875416. "Known as the "boy captain of 1812", Combs was a veteran of the War of 1812, where he distinguished himself for courage and gallantry by delivering a dispatch on foot over a hundred miles of snow covered, perilous terrain. He was commissioned Captain of Scouts in April, 1812, and was later taken prisoner by the Indians and forced to run the gauntlet at Fort Miami. After the war, he became a successful lawyer in Lexington. In 1836, he raised a regiment to aid in the Texas Revolution, and was commissioned a colonel in August. A dedicated Whig, he was elected a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving as Speaker from 1846 to 1847. He also served as a trustee of Translyvania University, and state auditor." Image.


Mary Elizabeth Brownell

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8875420. "Mary Elizabeth BROWNELL was the daughter of Jonathan BROWNELL (1792-1877) & Eliza Hall SIMMONS (1796–1862)

Mary was married to Samuel Flagg MAN (1793–1847) on 28 Nov 1844 in Cumberland, RI. He was the son of Revolutionary War Patriot Aaron MAN (1753-1834) & Grace Speare Willis FLAGG (1773-1843) d/o Patriot Col. Josiah FLAGG.

Mary & Samuel were the parents of 1 child:

~ Mary Elizabeth MAN (1845–1920), w/o Col. William Cassius Goodloe (1841–1889)

Mary was married to General Leslie COMBS Sr (1793–1881) on 11 Apr 1849 in Manville, Providence, RI. She was his 2nd wife. He was the son of Benjamin Combs (1749–1838) & Sarah Anne Richardson (1750–1816)

Mary & Leslie were the parents of 2 children:

~ Miss Elizabeth Brownell COMBS(1850–1931) never married
~ Leslie COMBS III (1852–1940) h/o Mary Cordelia "Mamie" Swigert

Note: Four of Mary's six siblings also lived in Lexington: Sylvester Brownell, James F Simmons Brownell, Miss Maria Louisa Brownell, and Mrs. Charlotte Dickinson Brownell Talbert w/o Dr Aaron Stanton Talbert." Image.


Elizabeth Brownell Combs

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107569577. "Miss Elizabeth Brownell Combs was the daughter of Gen Leslie Combs (1793–1881) & Mary Elizabeth Brownell (1823–1857). She had several siblings: one full brother Leslie Jr (, and half sister from her mother's 1st marriage to Samual Flagg Mann and 10 from her father's first marriage to MArgaret Trotter (all of whom predeceased her)

A US Passport Application shows Elizabeth went to live in Florence, Italy in 1923. She died in the convent of Villa San Girolamo, in Fiesole, a town in the province of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany, Italy.

The American consular 'Report of Death of American Citizen Abroad' reads:
"Cremated and Ashes deposited in Allory Cemetery, Florence."
It listed her niece Wilhelmina Goodloe as her next of kin, d/o Elizabeth's maternal half-sister Mary Elizabeth (Man) Goodloe.

A conflicting disposition of her ashes comes from a Lexington, KY newspaper:
"Miss Elizabeth Combs at age of 79 of Lexington dies in convent in Florence, Italy. Sister of Hon. Leslie Combs. Body to be cremated and ashes sent to Lexington." [02-17-1931 Herald p. 1 col. 3]

Both sources agree Miss Combs was cremated." Image.


Leslie Combs

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8875426. "Leslie Combs was the son of Gen John LESLIE Combs Sr (1793–1881) of Lexington, KY and his 2nd wife Mrs Mary Elizabeth (Brownell) Mann (1823–1857) of Little Compton RI, d/o Jonathan Brownell & and Eliza Hall Simmons of RI.

General Combs and his 1st wife, Margaret Trotter (1799–1844) had lost a son named Leslie Combs (1831–1836) and named this child Leslie Jr also.

Leslie had a sister Elizabeth Brownell Combs, as well as a maternal half-sister Mary Elizabeth Man, and many paternal Combs half-siblings: Alfred Howard, Franklin, Isabella Leslie, Mary Rebecca, Georgette Amanda, Leslie Jr 1st, John Tilford, La Belle, Howard Tilford, and Margaret Leslie 'Magleslie'.

On 18 Oct 1876 in Woodford Co, KY, Leslie was married to Mary Cordelia "Mamie" Swigert (1856–1926), d/o Daniel Swigert & Annette Broadhead.

Leslie & Mamie had these known children:

~ Daniel Swigert Combs (1877–1915), h/o Florence McClung

~ Leslie Combs (1879–1879)

~ Annette Broadhead Combs (1880–1972), w/o Herbert Franz Schlubach

~ Leslie BROWNELL Combs (1885–1973)

~ Mary Elizabeth Combs (1888–1889)

~ Lucas Brodhead "Luke" Combs (1890–1976), h/o Mary Sayre." Image.


Mary Cornelia Swigert

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8875422. Image.