Benjamin Coombs

Benjamin Coombs (1789-1851) was born 27 Jun. 1789 in Vinalhaven, Hancock Co., Maine. He was the son of Anthony Coombs and Anna Stinson. He married Fanny Quimby on 20 Jul. 1810 in Vinalhaven; widowed 28 Mar. 1848. He married Olive Shephard on 11 May 1849 in Castine, Hancock Co., Maine. He hosted Wilford Woodruff regulary from 1837 to 1838. He died 10 Jun. 1851 in Castine.

Footnotes

Benjamin Coombs (GF6R-9FR), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Aug. 2022). Benjamin Coombs, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/benjamin-coombs, accessed 24 Aug. 2022). "Town and vital records, 1785-1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Aug. 2022); Benjamin Coombs, birth, 27 Jun. 1789, Vinalhaven, Knox Co., Maine, p. 364; citing Vinalhaven, Maine, Town Clerk, image 201/837; DGS 7596929. Vinalhaven, Centennial Committee A brief historical sketch of the town of Vinalhaven, from its earliest known settlement (Rockland, Maine: Free Press Office, 1889), p. 47; digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/, accessed 24 Aug. 2022). "Town and vital records, 1785-1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Aug. 2022); Benjamin Coombs and Miss Fanny Quimby, marriage, 20 Jul. 1810, Vinalhaven, Knox Co., Maine, p. 417; citing Vinalhaven, Maine, Town Clerk, image 229/837; DGS 7596929. Joseph W. Porter, The Bangor Historical Magazine Volume One (Bangor, Maine: Joseph W. Porter, 1886), p. 47; digital images, GoogleBooks/ (https://books.google.com/, accessed 26 Aug. 2022). "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Aug. 2022); Capt. Benja Coombs and Mrs. Olive Shephard, 11 May 1849, Castine, Hancock Co., Maine; citing Castine, Maine, Town Clerk, “Town and vital records 1796-1892,” image 81/485; DGS 7595354. "Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Aug. 2022); Benjamin Coombs, 11 Feb. 1851, Castine, Hancock Co., Maine, p. 30; citing Maine, Hancock County, Probate Court, “Probate records, 1791-1899; index 1791-1909,” image 44/688; DGS 7137153.

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  • Page 29

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    April 21, 1838 ~ Saturday April 21. I wrote two letters one to Mrs Woodruff & the other to Elder Nathaniel Holmes & spent the night with Capt Benjn Coombs 2 miles April 22, 1838 ~ Sunday 22 I preached to a large congregation of Gentiles that were filled with unbelief hardness of heart & manifested malace against me & the cause which I advocated but notwithstanding their indignation I bore my last tes- timony unto them of the fulness of the everlasting gospel that ...
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    April 21, 1838 April 22, 1838 April 23, 1838 April 25, 1838 April 26, 1838
  • Page 14

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    January 1, 1838 ~ Monday JAN 1st 1838. I Willford am now standing upon one of the Islands of the sea in defence of the truth and for the word of GOD and the testimony of JESUS CHRIST. I am in North America North Lat 44. West Long 68 46 South Fox Islands Vinalhaven Maine. I am labouring in the ministry alone at this time, I am blessed, however, with the company of Mrs Phebe W Woodruff my companion & friend: O may the LORD bless us in all righteousness ...
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    January 1, 1838 January 2, 1838 January 3, 1838
  • Page 15

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    I also wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes. spent the night at Capt B Coombs January 4, 1838 ~ Thursday Jan 4. I wrote a Letter to Aphek Woodruff in farmington Cont January 5, 1838 ~ Friday 5. I wrote a Letter to Asahel Woodruff. I rode in a wherry across the Bay in company with Mrs Woodruff & spent the night with Mr Thomas Arey 1st wrote ...
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    January 4, 1838 January 5, 1838 January 6, 1838 January 7, 1838 January 8, 1838 January 9, 1838 January 10, 1838 January 12, 1838 January 13, 1838 January 14, 1838 January 15, 1838
  • Page 17

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    January 20, 1838 ~ Saturday 22 20 Early in the morning I Baptized two persons viz capt Isaac Crockett & William Merchant. We then walked to Mr John Smith's whare I again met Mrs Woodruff we spent the night at Mr Smiths Distance 8 m January 21, 1838 ~ Sunday 21 Sunday met a large congregation in No 2 for a meeting Elder Ball addressed the people I followed him {The spirit of God rested upon me to a ...
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    January 20, 1838 January 21, 1838 January 22, 1838 January 23, 1838 January 24, 1838 January 25, 1838 January 26, 1838 January 27, 1838 January 28, 1838 January 29, 1838 January 30, 1838 January 31, 1838
  • Page 173

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    & seventies, esspecially, Kimble, Hide, Goodson & others in England. Of Page & Blakesley on Canida & many others we thought and spake of. While filled with these meditations, & the Promises of GOD, we fell upon our knees and thanked the God of heaven, & Prayed for all Israel, not forgetting the Church of Latter Day Saints, head nor foot. We plead with God for Joseph, & for all the Elders and ...
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    September 6, 1837 September 7, 1837 September 8, 1837 September 9, 1837 September 10, 1837 September 11, 1837
  • Page 175

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    September 27, 1837 ~ Wednesday Sept 27th I preached at No. 4. Elder Hale Baptized one Mr Jonathan Burgess. We spent the night at Capt John Carvers distance 6 miles September 28, 1837 ~ Thursday 28th Walked to Mr Anthony Coombs. Elder Hale Baptized Mrs Elizabeth Coombs. I Preached at No. 3. to a large congregation. the spirit of God rested upon me. There is much of the ...
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    September 27, 1837 September 28, 1837 September 29, 1837 September 30, 1837 October 1, 1837 October 2, 1837 October 3, 1837 October 4, 1837 October 5, 1837 October 6, 1837
  • Page 178

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    November 10, 1837 ~ Friday NOV 10th I took the parting hand with Mrs. Woodruff & other friends walked to Br Ames from thence in company with Valentine Ames to John Kents we crossed the thoroughfar^e^ to the South Island to Mr Isaac Crocketts I Preached at his house Mr Crockett in some respects is a wonderful man {I dreamed a wonderful dream at his house} In dreams and visions &c distance of the day 7. miles ...
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    November 10, 1837 November 11, 1837 November 12, 1837 November 13, 1837 November 14, 1837 November 15, 1837 November 16, 1837 November 17, 1837 November 18, 1837 November 19, 1837
  • Page 54

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    A Coppy of a letter Written by Elder Thomas B. Marsh Directed to Elder Willford Woodruff Dated July 14. 1838 Elder W. Woodruff. [FIGURE] Sir; a fiew days since Prest. Joseph Smith jr and some others were assembled to attend to some Church business when it was thought proper to select those who was designed of the LORD to fill the places of those of the twelve who had fallen ^x^away^x^ namely Wm. E Mclellin, Lyman E. Johnson,
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    July 14, 1838 August 10, 1838
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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. search out the blood of Ephraim, the honest and meek of the earth, and gather them from those islands, rocks, holes and caves of the earth unto Zion. We prayed, and rejoiced together. The Spirit of God rested upon us; we spoke of Christ and the ancient prophets and apostles in Jerusalem; of Nephi, Alma, Mormon and Moroni in America; Joseph, Hyrum,
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    September 6, 1837 October 2, 1837
  • Page 49

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    PART WITH BROTHER HALE, MY COMPANION. We walked from Thomaston to Bath, a distance of forty-six miles, in one day, and at the latter place attended a Baptist convention. I also preached there to a large congregation in the evening, and the people gave good attention and wished to learn more about our doctrines. On the following day we walked thirty-six miles to Portland, and the next day to Scarboro. Here I again met with ...
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    October 9, 1837 October 28, 1837 November 1, 1837 November 5, 1837