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Cross County was established in 1862 from Crittenden, Poinsett and St. Francis. The county seat is Wynne.

Unless otherwise stated, all Records submitted by Tim Combs.


1880 Cross County Census

Smith, District 63

23/23 COMBES, Thomas 39 Head Ms Va Va farm Work

87/89 STONE, Samuel 47 Head Mo Va Va Farming
Martha 37 Wife AR RI NY
Mariette 14 Daughter AR MO AR Laborer, Farm
William 10 Son AR MO AR Laborer, Farm
Joseph 7 Son AR MO AR Laborer, Farm
Georgie 3 Son AR MO AR

Notes: Mariette STONE wed W.C. COMBS 1881 in Cross Co

126/128 GORDY, W.F. 33 Head AL GA AL Farmer
Margaret 33 Wife GA SC SC
George G 5 Son TN AL GA
Wm. F 3 Son TN AL GA
John H 11 12 Son AR AL GA
HAYS, George 68 Father Law SC SC SC

NOTE: Mariette STONE COMBS wed W.F. GORDY 1898 in Cross Co.


Cross County Land Records

Arkansas Donation Lands; compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, published by Arkansas Research Inc. Conway AR

1 May 1880 - 30 Jun 1882 COOMBS, Thos #19940; 15 Apr 1882; Sec 32, Twp 7N, Range 4E


1900 Cross County Census

Searcy, District 25

16/18 GOOCH, Sam 26 Head MS MS MS Merchant; Wed 1 Year
Gussie 23 Wife AR GA MS

Notes: Parents of Elizabeth E GOOCH who weds Edwin F COOMBS 1927 in Cross Co. Edwin F's parents - Arthur S and Rebecca RUDICELL COOMBS are in Independence Co, AR in 1900. Actually, Arthur is not found but Rebecca is in Arthur's parent's household - Edwin F and Cecilia E SCOTT COOMBS.

Smith, District 26

57 58 GORDY, William 52 Head Al Al Al Farmer; Wed 2 years
Mary E 35 Wife AR TN AR Children 5 - 3 living
COMBS, Ottis 15 Step Son AR TN AR Laborer, Farm
Mary 8 Step Daughter AR TN AR
Olie 6 Step Daughter AR TN AR
STONE, George 22 Brother/Law AR TN AR Laborer, Farm

Notes: Mary E (Mariette) STONE COMBS (Widow of W.C.; wed 1881 in Cross Co) wed W.F. GORDY 1898 in Cross Co. Ottis COMBS is assumed to be the Otho A COMBS of 1910 Craighead Co, AR. Mary COMBS is probably the May COMBS who wed Bruce LUNSFORD 1908 in Cross Co.

Wynne, District 28

26 27 MARTIN, Lula 37 Head TN TN TN Widow
LUNSFORD, B_____? 15 Son TN TN TN
Bruce 13 Son TN TN TN
Vera 11 Daughter AR TN TN
Franie 9 Daughter AR TN TN

Note: Bruce LUNSFORD wed May COMBS 1908 in Cross Co.


1910 Cross County Census

Searcy, District 46

89 95 GOOCH, Sam A 36 Head MS MS MS Lawyer, general practice; Marriage 1 - 11 years
Gussie C 33 Wife AR AR AR Marriage 1; Children 3 - 3 living
Sarah C 10 Daughter AR MS AR
Elizabeth 5 daughter AR MS AR
Sam B 3 Son AR MS AR

Notes: Elizabeth GOOCH wed Edwin F COOMBS 1927 in Cross Co. Edwin F is in Shelby Co Tn in 1910.

Smith, District 48

18 18 LUNSFORD, Bruce 22 Head AR TN TN Plumber
May 20 Wife AR TN TN Children 1 - 1 living
Agnes 1 Daughter AR AR AR

Notes: May COMBS wed Bruce LUNSFORD 1908 in Cross Co. She is daughter of W.C. and Mariette STONE COMBS of Cross Co.

35 35 JONES, Reuben 33 Head AR KY KY Farming, General; Marriage 1 - 7 years
Nina 23 Wife AR TN MS Marriage 1; Children 3 - 3 living
Neely 6 Daughter AR AR AR
Mary 4 Daughter AR AR AR
Elizabeth 4/12 Daughter AR AR AR

Notes: Nealie JONES wed Jack COMBS 1925 in Cross Co. Should be the Jack COMBS of 1910 Newton Co, Ar

Wynne, District 50

69/69 SMITH, Elec 32 Head AR GA AL Marriage 1, 2 years
Mary 21 Wife MS UK MS Children 1 - 0 living
COMBS, Dora 3 Stepdaughter AR TN MS
DOUGLAS, Annie 67 Sister MS GA SC Children 9 - 3 living

Notes: Maryetta COMBS wed Alix SMITH 1908 in Cross Co.


1920 Cross County Census

Hickory Ridge, District 71

7/7 MAST, Elihu 53 Head IN OH OH Laborer, Timber
Ella 30 Wife IN GER OH
COMBS, Evern 11 Step Son AR IN IN

Notes: Evern Muriel COMBS is the son of Ella and unknown COMBS. Ella MAY COMBS and son Merle E are in 1910 Greene Co In H/H of Charles CRUSE possibly listed as a cousin. A 1900 Greene Co In H/H has a Murl COMBS which may imply a naming association. Evern's 1996 California Death Index listing notes his mother's maiden name as MAY. She is likely the Ella MAY of 1900 Clay Co In.

Searcy, District 76

5/6 GOOCH, Sam A 46 Head MS MS MS Lawyer, Practicing attorney
Gussie 42 Wife AR GA TN Teacher, Public School
Sarah 19 Daughter AR MS AR College
Elizabeth 15 Daughter AR MS AR
Sam B 12 Son AR MS AR
Kattie 9 Daughter AR MS AR
Jim T 6 Son AR MS AR

Notes: Elizabeth GOOCH wed Edwin COOMBS 1927 in Cross Co.

Smith, District 78

25/29 JONES, Ruben T 42 Head AR TX KY
Sinda 32 Wife AR SC SC
Neelie 16 Daughter AR AR AR
Mollie 13 Daughter AR AR AR
Lizzie 10 Daughter AR AR AR

Notes: Nealie JONES wed Jack COMBS 1925 in Cross Co. Jack and Nealie are in Madison Co Ar in 1930. Jack is the son of Lee and Susan POWELL COMBS.

382/390 COMBS, Will 46 Head AR MS MS Farmer; Black
Matilda 26 Wife Tn TN TN Mulatto
James C 1 Son MS AR TN Mulatto

Notes: Willie COMBS wed Matelda JONES 1920 in Cross Co. Matelda divorces Will 1925 in Cross co.

Wynne, District 82

90/93 MCMINN, G.C. 24 Head AL AL AL Farming, general
Bertha 22 Wife AL AL AL
Grover 4 Son AR AL AL
Robert 3 Son AR AL AL
Homer 1 Son AR AL AL

Notes: Grover MCMINN Jr wed Minnie Bell COMBS 1942 in Cross Co. She is the daughter of Mitchell and Lucy JOHNSON COMBS of Jackson Co Arkansas

92/101 LUNSFORD, Bruce 33 Head AR US/US Plumber
May 28 Wife AR AR AR
Agnes 10 daughter AR AR AR
Jennie 8 Daughter AR AR AR
Robert 5 Son AR AR AR
Catherine 3 Daughter AR AR AR

Notes: May COMBS LUNSFORD is daughter of W.C. and Mariette STONE COMBS of Cross Co.


1930 Cross County Census

Brushy Lake, District 2

10/10 KIRKSEY, William F 35 Head MS AL MS Farmer, cotton; Wed 25 y/o
Willie J 26 Wife AR AR MO Wed 17 y/o
Nora M 8 Daughter AR MS AR
Juanita 7 Daughter AR MS AR
Oliver 5 Son AR MS AR
Almerta? R 3 daughter AR MS AR
Elvis C 2 Son AR MS AR
Theodore B 2/12 Son AR MS AR
COMBS, Claude C 27 Brother/Law AR AR AR Mechanic, AC; Wed 24 y/o
Dontley F 19 Sister MS AL MS

NOTE: Claude COMBS should be the son of Samuel COMBS of Independence Co, Arkansas. Kirksey family is in Jackson Co, AR in 1920 and Choctaw Co, MS in 1910. Claude and Dontley died in Fresno, CA.

Smith, District 10

45/45 FOWLER, Wilson 55 Head TN TN TN Farmer, Cotton; Wed 25 y/o
Lilly 42 Wife TN SC MS Wed 17 y/o
Ottis 17 Son TN TN TN laborer, home farm
Ira 17 Son TN TN TN laborer, home farm
Daneto? 11 Son TN TN TN
Arthur 7 Son TN TN TN
Odell 3 son AR TN TN

Notes: Wilson FOWLER is the Father of Vassie FOWLER who wed John Robert COMBS 1919 in St Francis Co, AR.

205/209 LANDFORD, E Bruce 40 Head AR TN TN Plumer
Lilly M 40 wife AR AR AR
Robert R 16 Son AR AR AR
Catherine M 13 Daughter AR AR AR
Oliver W 9 Son AR AR AR
Averie E 4 Son AR AR AR
Bruce Jr 1 Son AR AR AR

Notes: May (Lilly M) COMBS wed Bruce LUNSFORD 1908 in Cross Co. She is the daughter of W.C. and Mariette STONE COMBS of Cross Co

206/210 HAWKINS, E Charly 23 Head MS MS MS
Jennie 18 Wife AR AR AR
Bettie T 1012 Daughter AR MS AR

Notes: Jennie LUNSFORD HAWKINS is the daughter of Bruce and May COMBS LUNSFORD.

Wynne, District 17

40/43 MCMINN, Grover C 34 Head AL AL AL Farmer; Wed 18 y/o
Bertha 33 Wife AL AL AL Wed 17 y/o
Grover C 15 Son Ar AL AL Laborer, farm
Robert H 13 Son Ar AL AL Laborer, Farm
Homer L 12 Son Ar AL AL Laborer, Farm
Mabel M 10 Daughter Ar AL AL
Ellis W 8 Son Ar AL AL
Bonnie F 5 Daughter Ar AL AL
Katheryn L 3 Daughter Ar AL AL
James D 1 Son Ar AL AL

Notes: Grover C MCMINN Jr wed Minnie Bell COMBS 1942 in Cross Co. She is the daughter of Mitchell and Lucy JOHNSON COMBS of Jackson Co, AR.

217/251 COOMBS, Arthur J? 51 Head Eng/Eng/Eng Hotel Manager

220/255 COOMBS, Edwin 25 Roomer AR AR AR Salesman, Commercial; Wed 25 y/o
Elizabeth 22 Wife AR MS AR

Notes: Edwin wed Elizabeth GOOCH 1927 in Cross Co. Arthur is Edwin's Father; he dies 1936 in Garland Co, AR.


Cross County Marriages

COMBS, W.C.; 21 STONE, Mariette; 17 22 Dec 1881

COMBS, Susie; 19 SNIDER, T.R.; 30 15 Mar 1882

COMBS, J.J.; 19 RHODES, Ella; 18 28 Mar 1885

COMBS, Mattie; 18 GREENE, W.H.; 40 9 Aug 1885

COMBS, Marietta; 30 GORDY, W.F.; 48 10 Jul 1898

COMBS, May; 18 LUNSFORD, Bruce; 21 2 Feb 1908

COMBS, Maryetta; 19 SMITH, Alix; 30 6 Apr 1908

COMBS, Will; 34 STODIN, Piggy; 25 29 Feb 1912

COMBS, Malinda; 22 YARBRO, Leonard; 27 10 Dec 1919

COMBS, Willie; 47 JONES, Matelda; 28 31 Jan 1920

COMBS, O.A.; 36 HARRIS, Ruby BRANCH; 27 17 Mar 1922

COMBS, Jack; 35 JONES, Nealie; 22 17 Oct 1925

COMBS, Nancy; 38 HARVEY, Silas; 50 16 Nov 1926

COOMBS, Edwin F.; 25 GOOCH, Elizabeth E.; 23 2 Feb 1927


Cross County Divorces
Arkansas Divorce Index 1923 - 1939

CAOMBES, Matilda Will 4 Dec 1925

MCCAULY, Maurice Minnie B 9 Nov 1938 Minnie B COMBS wed Maurice 17 May 1938 in Poinsett Co, AR.


Cross County Deaths

Arkansas Death Index 1914 - 1950

COMBS, Mary L 13 Feb 1917

COMBS, Mary 12 Aug 1918

SMITH, Mary 27 Apr 1934


Social Security Death Index

COMBS, Jack 30 Oct 1887 Mar 1969 Wynne Ar

COMBS, Searcy 16 Jul 1910 Jun 1983 Wynne Ar

McCULLY, Minnie 23 Oct 1918 Oct 1986 Wynne Ar Minnie B COMBS wed and divorced Maurice McCULLY in 1938

GOOCH, Sam 13 Sep 1907 Nov 1980 Wynne Ar


Newspaper Obituary from Cross Co Cemetery Record Vol 2 compiled by Cross co Historical Society and Cross Co Genealogical Society

COMBS, Otho A. 6 Jan 1936


Newspaper Obituary from Commercial Appeal (Memphis Tn) Thursday 14 Mar 1991

COMBS, Nealie 11 Mar 1991 Springdale


Cross County Cemeteries

Vanndale Cemetery

COMBS, Searcy 16 Jul 1910 18 Jun 1983

Johnson Cemetery

COMBS, Ellen IRBY 8 Sep 1920 9 May 1979

Cogbill Cemetery

COMBS, Jack 1887 1969

COMBS, Nealie 1903 1991

COMBS, Verona M 1906 1989 Should be Verona M COMBS PLYLER, w/o Doss Marvin PLYLER

Harris Chapel Cemetery

COMBS, Otho A 1936


Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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