The COOMBS/COMBS Family of Rochester in Massachusetts

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ANTHONY COOMBS (m. 1688) of Rochester m. Dorcas Wooden
ROSELLA COOMBS (1702 - 1738) m. Nathaniel Whitcomb

First Generation



Anthony Coombs married Dorcas Wooden on 5 Sep 1688 in Wells, York, Maine. [Ref, does not give the town][Ref, does not give the date]

Children of Anthony Coombs and Dorcas Wooden:

  1. Mary Coombs was baptised on 3 Nov 1689 in Beverly. [Ref] She married Thomas Rayment on 20 May 1708 in Rochester. [Ref]
  2. John Coombs was born on 18 Mar 1699 in Rochester. [Ref] He married Lydia Wooding on 9 Jan 1723/4 in Rochester. [Ref]
  3. Hannah Coombs was born on 30 Nov 1700 in Rochester. [Ref]
  4. Rosella Coombs was born on 23 Nov 1702 in Rochester. She died on 8 Mar 1737/8. She married Nathaniel Whitcomb.
  5. Ithamer Coombs was born on 20 Nov 1704 in Rochester. [Ref] He married Hannah Andrews on 4 Nov 1731 in Rochester. [Ref]
  6. Joshua Coombs was born on 28 Jul 1706 in Rochester. [Ref]
  7. Frances Coombs was born on 20 Jul 1708 in Rochester. [Ref]
  8. Jane Coombs was born on 29 Mar 1710 in Rochester. [Ref]

Second Generation

ROSELLA COOMBS (1702 - 1738)

Parents: Anthony Coombs and Dorcas Wooden

Rosella Coombs was born on 23 Nov 1702 in Rochester. [Ref: "Roseanna"] She died on 8 Mar 1737/8 [Ref] in Rochester. [Ref, w. Nathaniel] She married Nathaniel Whitcomb on 21 Jan 1722/3 [Ref] in Rochester. [Ref]


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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.

No author, The Register of Baptisms of the First Church in Beverly 1667-1710, with annotations by Augustus A. Galloupe, Boston, 1903.