Yes, Margie, We do have a Revolutionary Soldier waiting in the wings…and Mommy was right. He was a McCombs. John to be exact, the original the one that came over from Scotland. Here goes.
John McCombs married Elizabeth Marshall and begat William McCombs who married Sallie Nelson and begat John N. McCombs who married Jane v. Scott and begat Mary Jane McCombs who married John Brown and begat Will McCombs Brown who married Ella Mae Knapp and begat Edward Congdon Brown who married Winifred (Nell) Dougherty and begat our Mamacita Rena May Brown.
Enough with the begetting already. Take a look here
**ONCE YOU GET THERE GO TO THE LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE PAGE, SEE THE BLINKING MANUSCRIPT? CLICK UNDERNEATH WHERE IT SAYS “READ ONLINE”.
More fun than a barrel of monkeys, and it all leads back to that revolutionary soldier you’ve been looking for. He’s our Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather John McCombs, quoting “John McCombs Family 1747-1897” by John Clark Ward circa 1897,
“John Mccombs and Elizabeth Marshall who became his wife came to this country about 1770 from Ireland, but both were born in Scotland. John McCombs was a soldier in the Revolutionary war of 1776 and received depreciation pay up to the first day of January 1781 as shown in the records of the state librarian at Harrisburg, Pa. The fact entitles the descendants to membership in the Society of Sons and Daughters of the Revolution.”
Happy Housewarming you Rascal, get those dancing shoes ready!