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Antoine Comeau (anglicized as Anthony Coombs) was born about 1661 in Port Royal (then Nouvelle-France) Nova Scotia. He was the 5th son of Pierre Comeau and Rose Bayol (or Bayon) who married about 1650.
Anthony moved in 1684 from Port Royal to the part of Massachusetts which later became the state of Maine to work for Louis Allain (anglicized as Lewis Allen). When Lewis Allen abandoned his property in Wells to return to Port Royal in 1686 or 1687, he left Anthony Coombs on his land. "At that time Anthony may still have been bound by his apprenticeship contract. However, that compact had undoubtedly expired by February 1688, since apprentices were normally barred from marrying during their period of servitude.". Note: if this is true, then it raises the possibility that Coombs and Comeau, who was found in the 1686 Acadian census living with his father at age 24 are not the same. See Similarities and Connections section for possible reasons for this.
On February 5, 1688 Anthony was married to Dorcas Wooden by Mr. Martin (minister) in Wells, Maine.  She was born at Rowley, MA on Feb. 10, 1671, daughter of John Wooden and Mary (Johnson) Wooden.
Anthony and Dorcas' 12 children included: 1. Mary, baptized at Beverly, MA on Nov. 3, 1689. 2. Peter, baptized at Beverly, MA on Oct. 18, 1691. 3. Tabitha, baptized at Wenham, MA in 1693, probably died young. 4. Anthony, born at Wells, ME on 1 Mar 1695 and baptized in Wenham in 1695. 5. Sarah, born say 1697, probably at Sandwich, MA. 6. John, born at Rochester, MA on Mar. 18, 1699. 7. Hannah, born at Rochester on Nov. 30, 1700. 8. Rosanna, born at Rochester on Nov. 23, 1700. 9. Ithamer, born at Rochester on Nov. 20, 1704. 10. Joshua, born at Rochester on July 28, 1706. 11. Frances, born July 20, 1708. 12. Jane, born at Rochester on Mar. 29, 1710.
Life in Wells
Shortly after their marriage, the King William’s War [1689–1697] broke out and Anthony sent his young bride to live with her family in Essex County, MA. Meanwhile, Anthony spent much of his time in Wells; his section of the town was often in the hands of the Indians.
On 15 Apr 1697, Anthony was in Wells and served on a Jury of Inquest: “Upon the body of John Mackaney who: was found drowned in a gunqued [Ogunquit] Rever: wee Judge it was occasioned through his onaquaintednes with the River and not by any other means” The other members of the inquest jury were Jonathan Hammond, John Wheelwright, Josiah Littlefield, Eliab Littlefield, Mark Rounds, Samuel Jones, James Ros, Nathaniell Frost, John Drisco, James Denmark, and John Rodgers.
On 8 Nov 1699, John Wooden (Dorcas’ brother), with the consent of Katharine, his wife, sold a certain parcel of land in Wells, ME to Nathaniel Clark of Wells that abutted “Land claimed by Anthony Comes & Nicholas Cole near Little River Mill….” This was the land purchased by Lewis Allen in 1685.
"The inhabitants of Wells were beleaguered throughout the French and Indian Wars, with devastating attacks in 1692 and 1703. In August, 1703, Wells was attacked with such desperation that in a short period of time 39 of its inhabitants were killed or made prisoners, besides many wounded."
Life in Rochester
October 13, 1703, Anthony was one of “Seven Christian men of Rochester [MA], in addition to Mr. [Samuel] Arnold [minister], signed the covenant that day….” establishing the First Church of Rochester. 
In 1704, Anthony was granted land in Rochester near Peter Blackmer’s mill at Leonard’s Pond, on the condition that he “do the work of a smith among us for seven years”. In the same year a road was laid out “towards the mill [the Sippican mill dam] touching John White’s land, and an old bridge, Anthony Coombs’ land, and so to Kennel Winston’s land.” 
In 1709 there were thirty–five members of the church, including Anthony, but not Dorcas Anthony Coombs purchased “one half of the thirty first lot of fresh meadow & medow ground & swampy land…in the Township of Rochester aforesd & lyeth on the easterly branch of Sippican River….” from William Clarke “for six pounds and ten shillings in corant money of New England….” This purchase was made on 9 Feb 1703/4. 
on 25 Jun 1722, Anthony Coombs and Dorcas, his wife, of Rochester, Plymouth county, sold her interest in her father’s right to commonage in Haverhill, MA.
There is no record of the death of either Anthony or Dorcas. Dorcas had probably died before 12 Oct 1736 when Anthony conveyed their dwelling house and homestead to their son, John, without her participation in the conveyance  Anthony's date of death was sometime after acknowledging his final deed on 29 Aug 1746 , but almost certainly before 1754 when his care-givers, John and Lydia (Woodin) Coombs, removed to Brunswick, ME.
Participants were enlisted from both families for a total of nine Y-46 DNA tests. Each of these participants was able to document his line of descent back to one of several different sons of either Pierre Comeau or Anthony Coombs. Using a process known as the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), of the now nine tests conducted, two of the Coombs and one Comeau descendants had exactly the same observed allele values at each of the 46 genetic locations (locus) tested and the other four participants were minimally separated from them on only one or two locus.. See image of DNA results posted.
Son of Pierre Comeaux and Rose Bayon
Sébastien Comeau, makes a convincing argument for the origin of Anthony Coombs in his article Anthony Coombs and His Link to the Comeau Family. He supports the assertion that Anthony was born around 1661 in Port-Royal, Antoine Comeau was the 5th son of Pierre Comeau and Rose Bayon with solid research and a DNA study that matches both descendants of the Comeau and Coombs families.
Comeau makes the following observations about Anthony:
One known fact that is compelling in supporting the "Antoine Comeau" theory is Anthony accompanying the blacksmith Lewis Allen (Louis Allain) in 1684 from Port Royal, Nova Scotia to Maine. Another piece of evidence is Allen being in Port Royal, Nova Scotia, in 1687 (see details below) this fits with the census record that Comeau uses in his article wherein Antione Comeau was included in the 1686 Acadian census. He was listed under Pierre’s household, at 24 years old. He likely accompanied his "master" back to Port Royal to build the windmills. The fact the Louis Allain anglicized his name to Lewis Allen easily leads one to believe that Anthony Coombs is an anglicized version of Antione Comeau.
Please note that this work is based on research by Whitney Coombs for his book, "Anthony Coombs and Dorcas Woodin - Their Origins and Descendants,"
Stephen White shows Antoine Comeau in the censuses of Port Royal in 1671, 1678 and 1686 and none thereafter. He has no marriage or death for Antoine.
There are no records for the birth or parents of Anthony Coombs of Wells, Maine.
Possible father Allister Coombs
Allister Coombs has been attributed as his father based upon Anthony's grandchildren settling on land once owned in the 1600's by Allister in the New Meadow River area of Maine in the 1730s.. However none of the grandchildren claimed this land based on deeds or depositions that documented this relationship.
Born in France
Another researcher states that Anthony Coombs was born in 1642 at France and immigrated in 1675. Please note what Coombs researcher Whitney Coombs says about this source in the comment on the profile of January 4, 2018
After reviewing all the evidence it seems very likely that Anthony Coombs was the same person as Antoine Comeau born in Port Royal, Nova Scotia in 1661.
Lewis Allen (Louis Allain) was probably born in France about 1654, according to the censuses of Acadia..
Reportedly, he “passed from Canada to New England." "However, there is no record of specifically where he came from, where and how he met up with Anthony Coombs, or when he arrived in Wells, Maine. Based on his purchases, we know that he was a man of substantial means for being only 30 years of age. We do know from subsequent records that he was a blacksmith and windmill owner." Louis was a witness and bought rights in a ship on January 24, 1684 in Wells. Later that same year, on the 9th of September, William and Mary Frost, who lived near Little river. sold their 100 acre lot, dwelling–house, and one–third of the saw–mill which was built the year before, with all the iron work, to Lewis Allen, and another hundred acre lot on the east side of Little river, for £62.
On 3 July 1687, LeBorgne de Belle–Isle gave Louis Alain authorization to construct windmills at Port Royal. Louis is referred to as a blacksmith and an “Enterpreneur des moulins.” In 1690 Louis married Margeurite Bourg in Port Royal. They had a son born in 1691 named Pierre and a daughter Marie born in 1693. In August of 1695, Louis took the oath of allegiance in Port Royal. He was in Port Royal in 1704 when he was sent by the French Governor to Wells, Maine to spy on the English. He was arrested but returned to Port Royal. After the English took charge of Port Royal, in 1711, Louis Allain and his son were confined to the dungeon, where the English Governor put them in irons for encouraging desertion among the troops of the Annapolis Royal garrison. After being freed, “Lewis Allen of Annapolis Royal blacksmith formerly of Wells in ye county of York appointed his trusty and well beloved friend Lewis Bane of York to be his attorney to recover his title to a parcell of Land or Ground Together with one house & mill with a stream Adjoyning thereunto lying and being Near ye Little River on ye East part of wells“… on 2 May 1719. On May10, 1720, Allen sold this land, house, and mill to Lewis Bane and “Margaret Allen the Wife of me the sd Lewis Allen doth give up her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds.” Louis Allain died 16 June 1737, in Annapolis Royal.
New England Marriages
Rochester Births - Children: COMES
Anthony Coombs Male Birth: 1695: BOWDOIN, SAGADAHOC, MAINE Father: Anthony Coombs Mother: Dorcas Wooden
Pierre COMMEAUX, cooper, 75, wife, Rose BAYOLS; Children (1 married): Etienne 21, (not married): Pierre 18, Francoise 15, Jehan 14, Pierre 13, Anthoine 10, Jeanne 9, Marie 7, Jehan 6; cattle 16, sheep 22.
Pierre COMMEAU (widower) 88; children: Jean 21, Pierre 25, Antoine 24; 6 arpents, 4 cattle, 12 sheep, 4 hogs.
Article "Racines acadiennes: Les Comeau et leurs cousins Coombs., by Denis Savard, dated 21 Jan 2016. Après le départ de son maître, Anthony Coombs épouse à Wells, le 5 septembre 1688, Dorcas Wooden, fille de John & Mary Johnson. Ils y auront sept enfants, jusqu'à ce que la famille déménage à Rochester, au Massachusetts en 1704. La ville lui a offert son terrain, à condition de desservir la localité pendant sept ans. Ils auront quatre autres enfants à cet endroit.
After the departure of his master, Anthony Coombs married in Wells, September 5, 1688, Dorcas Wooden, daughter of John & Mary Johnson. They would have seven children there, until the family moved to Rochester, Massachusetts in 1704. The city offered him their land, on condition that they served the community for seven years. They will have four more children there.
“John,2 Wooden of Salem, Essex, John Raymond and Martha [Wooden], his wife, of Middlesex, Plymouth, James Tufts and Hannah [Wooden], his wife, all heirs of John,1 Wooden, formerly of Haverhill in Essex, for six pounds paid by Robert Peaslee of Haverhill, bargain & sell all right & title to ye commons in Haverhill which became ours in ye right of our honored father, John Wooden, as an after right in a four acre accommodation in said town”,
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