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Lawrence County was formed in 1815 from New Madrid County


1880 Lawrence Co, AR Census

(Source: Original census images, Ancestry.com, abs by SE)

Marion Twp

ED 162

p. 20/526, June 12 & 14, 1880

179/179 Combes, James E W M 20 Md Farmer KY KY VA
Leonia F, Wife W F 16 Md Keepinghouse IL TN GA
Sarah Mother W F 50 Widow Keepinghouse KY VA Blank
RICHARDSON M Sister W F 18 Widow farm laborer KY KY VA
FREEMAN H Servant W M 10 s farm laborer IL Blank GA

Notes: James E Combs married Luranah L FREEMAN on 04 Apr 1878 Ripley Co, MO which is close to the Arkansas State line. Per researcher Lynne Green, James Ervin Combs, born 24 March 1858, died June 3 1935 and is buried in Amarillo TX. His DC lists his mother as Sarah/Sallie and his father as Ervin James Combs. Lynne further states that James's sister Mary Combs Richardson married James William FREEMAN, brother to Leonia, and that brother Samuel Combs married Ina FREEMAN, sister to Leonia. Sister Mary Combs RICHARDSON is listed as a widow and she may have had a baby (see Samuel's household). This Combs family not located in 1860 or 1870 census records. The Freemans appear to have passed through Illinois per the births of Leonia, H, and Innis E Freeman.

ED 162

p. 21/527, June 12th & 14th, 1880

190/190 Combs Samuell, W, M, 29, Md, Farmer, KY KY VA
Martha S, Wife, W, F, 30, Md, Keepinghouse, TN TN TN
FREEMAN, William, Servant, W, M, 20, s farm laborer GA GA TN
Juliet M, [no relationship given] W F 9 s MO GA TN
Robert E, [no relatioship given] W M 7 s MO GA TN
Innis E, [no relationship given] W F 14 s IL GA TN
RICHARDSON S B [no relationship given] W F 1 s AR GA TN

Notes: One James J Combs married a Martha MATHEWS in Lawrence Co on 20 Oct 1878 (original marriage record needs checking to determine if there is possibly an error in the groom's name). According to researcher Lynne Green, Samuel Combs married Ina Elizabeth FREEMAN in 1882 or 1883 who is likely the Innis E FREEMAN in the above record, and James William FREEMAN married Mary Combs RICHARDSON, sister to Samuel and James E Combs (see James' 1880 census record). Samuel Combs died approx 1896-1897 Indian Territory (OK) as Ina was remarried by May 12th 1897. Ina Elizabeth Combs died in 1916 in Hanna McIntosh OK.

Notes from Darlene Cole.

We have just learned that Samuel Combs on the 1880 Lawrence Co, Marion Twp., AR., and his first-wife, Martha S. (RUSSELL) had a son, John Monroe COMBS. He was born 15 Jul 1880/1881. His tombstone reads 1881 and his death certificate shows 1880. The death certificate also shows his state of birth was MO. If so, then 1881 for his year of birth would more likely be correct. Because the census of Marion Twp in Lawrence Co AR, was enumerated in mid April of 1880.

Of course it's possible that they moved to Missouri after the census was taken and John M. was born there in July of 1880.

Samuel Combs, b. 28, Feb 1852 in KY (per 1880 census) and he married (2) Ina Elizabeth FREEMAN, b. Sep 1866 in IL and d. Sep 1916, in Hanna, McIntosh Co, OK. She was a daughter of Wm. M. Freeman and Elizabeth REDMAN, who both appear to have died since 1876 when the Butler Co, MO State census was enumerated, and Ina & 3 of her siblings were living with Samuel & Martha in 1880 in AR. Martha S. was a daughter of John and Nancy Ann RUSSELL, and they too were living in Butler Co, MO, same Twp. as Wm & Elizabeth FREEMAN were. Martha was b. c1850 in Coffee Co, AL, and died between the time her son was born and about 1886. Sam m. (2) about 1887 to “Innie” (not Innis) Freeman, and they had a son and 3 daughters. Jeremiah, b. c1888 in AR; Mary “Lurany”, b. 1890, I.T., near Ft Smith, AR; Fannie Elizabeth, b. 1893, I. T., and Maggie Mae, b. 1896 in Sequoyah Indian District. Sam must have died about Dec of 1897, because his wife, Ina re-married, the marriage license reads Caleb FAIRCHILDS to Mrs. Ina E. Combs, 08, May 1897 in Sequoyah Indian District.

Actually the license was printed for Crawford Co, AR, but in two places there is a line drawn through Crawford Co, AR and Sequoyah Indian District is written in it's place.

Sam's brother, “Ervin” (Jas. E.) and Leona Lurana “Oney” Ina's sister were living nearby in 1880 along with his mother and a sister, and another Freeman sibling, but Lynne already has all that listed. Ervin & Oney never had children. We can't find any of this Combs family before 1880. The mother, Sarah/Sallie, b. c1830 in VA (per 1880); Sam b. 1852 in KY; Jas. E., b. 1858 in KY and Mary (Combs) Richardson Freeman, b. c1861 in KY. Sam and Ina were my great-grandparents. Their daughter, Mary Lurany was my maternal grandmother. When I was about 13, I met William Freeman and Mrs Leona Combs, they were living in Merced, CA. My grandmother, Lurany died in 1948, in Modesto, CA. Both Uncle Willie and Aunt Oney attended my grandmother's funeral. Aunt Oney died in 1951 and Uncle Willie died in 1953. These are the names my mother called them.


Marriages

26 Jul 1865 THOMAS FREEMAN & EMA A. JONES

15 Jan 1872 GRAVILLE M. FREEMAN & MARY L. COOK

24 Mar 1877 JOHN WHITE & MARY COMBS

07 Oct 1878 WILLIAM HUGHEY & MARY [Mrs] FREEMAN

20 Oct 1878 JAMES J. COMBS & MARTHA E. MATTHEWS

26 Aug 1880 JAMES W. FREEMAN & MARY RICHARDSON

18 Oct 1883 JOHN O. FREEMAN & MARY J. BRYANT

08 Apr 1885 LEMUEL T. COMBS & MARY J. [Mrs] KING

24 Sep 1885 THOMAS RAINWATER & DOLLIE A. COMBS

15 Dec 1889 GEORGE H. EAST & FANNIE L. COMBS

14 Oct 1900 H. B. COMBS & ELVA DODSON

(Source: Ancestry.com, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line].Original data: Lawrence County was formed in 1815 from New Madrid, Mo. County. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900. Original data: Lawrence County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1290702-1290709)


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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