.        Rebecca A. Nester, c1842-44 - 1892, d/o Abraham Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

E8   Rebecca A. Nester,5                                                                              E    (Abraham,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2,Frederick,1)
.           b ca 1842-44 Va; d Nov 1892 Carroll Co, Va, "age 48, of consumption, d/o Abram & Rachel Nester".  She d 15 Nov 1893 Carroll
.              Co acc to some sources.
.           According to family tradition, the father of Rebecca's children was her 1st cousin
Matthew Ganey Nester (Matt) (#I2), s/o Jona-
.           than Nester and Mary Eskue (Polly).

.           1870 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, p 28, #197/198, Rebecca Nester,27 Va, Sarah,1 Va, living with Abraham and Rachel Nester.
.           1880 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, p 32B, #200/200, Rachel Nester,80 Va, Rebecca,38 Va (dau), Sarah,12 Va (granddau), Ro-
.                     bert F.,4 Va (grandson), Garland Hale,3 Va (grandson), Jane,15 Va (dau).
.           1890 Carroll Co school census, Laurel Fork, #333, Rebecca Nester: Foiuntain,14, Garland,12, William C.T.L.,8, Everett S.,11,
.                    Cova,5.  (there must be an error in Everett's and Cova's listing)
.           1895 Carroll Co school census, Laurel Fork, #394, Sarah Nester: Robert F.,18, Garland,17, William C.,13, Everette S.,11, Cova,5.

.           issue:

1.   Sarah Nester, b 23 Feb 1870 Carroll Co (b 2 Oct 1868 acc to Carroll Co birth rec), d 5 Apr 1919, bur Bland Cem, Bland Co,
.                 Va, m 3 Apr 1896 Carroll Co to Victor Harmon Combs, b 18 Oct 1880 Carroll Co (b Oct 1876 acc to 1900 census), d 11
.                 Mar 1934, bur Bland Cem, s/o Levi Chapman Combs (s/o Newell D. Combs and Francis Beamer) and Rebecca Cock (d/o
.                 John C. Cock (Squire) (#12) and Louisa Jane Day).  Victor m(2) Lissie M. ____, b ca 1909 Va.
.                 See
pictures of Sarah's and Victor's tombstones below.  His stone gives his middle name as Harmey.
.                 1900 Bland Co, Va census, Rocky Gap Dist, ED 2, sheet 7B, #116/117, Victor H. Combs, Oct 1876 Va, farming, Sarah, Nov
.                          1870 Va (marr 4 yrs, 3 ch, 2 living), Cora N., Apr 92 Va, Early Lee, Jun 98 Va, Lee G. Worrel, Mar 54 Va, farming,
.                          boarder.
.                 1910 census, family not located.
.                 1920 Bland Co census, Seddon Dist, Bastian, ED 5, sheet 11A, #181/181, Victor H. Combs,46 Va (wid), laborer, saw mill, Addie,
.                          14 Va.
.                 issue:
a.   Cora Nina (Puckett) Combs, b 7 Apr 1890 Carroll Co ("Cara N., base born, d/o Sarah Nester", acc to birth rec) (b Apr 1892
.                       acc to 1900 census), bur Bland Cem, m 28 Dec 1909 to Joseph Cicero Taylor, b 1881 (or 1884) Va, d 11 Sep 1961, bur Bland
.                       Cem, s/o Jesse G. Taylor and Sarah Abigail Tolliver.
.                       See Ref 2 below.
b.   Earl Lee Combs, b 18 Jun 1899 Va (b Jun 1898 acc to 1900 census), d 9 Dec 1944, bur Bland Cem, m(1) Ruth Mae Martin,
.                       b ca 1900-02 Va.  Earl m(2) 18 Jun 1938 Giles Co to Edith Ball, b ca 1915 Mercer Co, WVa, d/o Ransey Ball and Emma
.                       Musick.  Earl was b Raleigh Co, WVa acc to his 2nd marr rec.
.                       1918, 12 Sep: Bland Co, Va: WW I draft registration card: Earl Lee Combs, b 28 Sep 1918, age 20; of Bastian, Bland Co,
.                                  Va; occup: day laborer for R.C. Reed; nearest relative: Ruth Combs (wife); described as medium height and build,
.                                  blue eyes, blk hair, crippled arm.
.                       issue:
(1)  Mary Sibil Combs, b 27 Apr 1918 Bland Co, d 2 Sep 2007 (SSDI Va), m 12 Jul 1938 Danville, Va (reg Roanoke) to
.                              Richard Calvin Abbott, b ca 1915, s/o Richard N. Abbott and Allie Dudding.
.                              She was May Sibil in the birth rec index.  Mary's LR: Roanoke, Botetourt Co 24019.
(2)  Pearl Beatrice Combs, b 1920 Bland Co, m 5 Aug 1939 Roanoke to John Henry Pattison, b ca 1914, s/o George W.
.                              Pattison and Lola S. Kinder.
(3)  Carl Malcolm Combs, b 1926 Byllesby, Carroll Co, Va, m 26 Apr 1958 Roanoke to Rosalie Anne Persinger, b ca 1935
.                              Richwood, WVa, d/o Lawrence Persinger and Eola Sizemore.
c.   Addie Ella Combs, b 25 Jul 1906 Va, d 19 Oct 1926, bur Bland Cem.

2.   Robert Fountain Nester (Fountain), b 28 Jun 1876 Carroll Co, m Arretta E. Goad.

3.   Garland Hale Nester, b 27 Nov 1877 Carroll Co, m(1) Louisa Eda Goad, m(2) Mary Goad.
.                 Moved to Monroe Co, WVa.

4.   William Lee Nester (Lee), b 28 Feb 1882 Carroll Co, m Izula Montgomery.

5.   Everett S. Nester (Ebb), b 19 May 1885 Carroll Co.
.                 Single.  Died in a coal mining accident in WVa and bur there.
.                 Not located in the 1900, 1910, or 1920 census'.

.            Ref:  1.   Jerry Johnston's notes on Combs family on
www.rootsweb.com, email: gerald.h.johnston@worldnet.att.net
.                     2.   Sharon Hill's website.  She has mistakenly listed Cora Lee Nester, b 1891 Carroll Co, as a d/o the above Sarah Nester,
.                           but she was actually a d/o
Currin George Nester (#I12) and Sarah Margaret Goad (Goad), and was listed with
.                           them as Cora Lee, b Apr 1892 Va, in the 1900 census, plus her marr rec gives parents as "Currin and Margaret".
.                     3.   
www.findagrave.com, info by Denise Drake Horton.  This lists Victor Combs' middle name as Harmey.
 Pictures below from www.findagrave.com
                   Added by MJD