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Champaign County established in 1833 from Vermilion County. The County seat is Urbana.


BLM Land Records

1853 Coombes, Nelson IL Champaign 12/28/1853 Danville 69114 MW-0741-483 12/28/1853 Warrant #69113 to David Williamson in Capt. Wilson's Company, 5th Regiment Pennsylvania Militia, War 1812, Assigned to Nelson Coombes; 40 acres, NENE Sec 17, Twp 19-N, Range 10-E, No Fraction, 3rd PM Meridien, IL: Champaign (Original image, BLM database)

1854 Comps, Philip IL Champaign 3/1/1854 Danville 45882 MW-0757-222 3/1/1854 Warrant #45882 to Philip Combs, Private, Captains Mahan and Hendersons Company, Tennessee Militia, Maynes War, Assigned to Philip C Mazier; 80 acres, WNW Sec 21, Twp 18-N, Range 14-W, No Fraction, 2nd PM Meridien, IL: Champaign (Original image, BLM database)


Land Records for Champaign County from the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales

1867 Combs John NWSE 18 18N 09E 3 09/17/1867 CHAMPAIGN

1868 Combs William NESE 36 20N 07E 3 03/31/1868 CHAMPAIGN

1869 Combs John W2NE 18 18N 09E 3 10/30/1869 CHAMPAIGN

1870 Combs William NWSE 36 20N 07E 3 01/11/1870 CHAMPAIGN

Source: Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Illinois State Archives


Marriage Records for Champaign County from the Illinois Marriage Index Database

1857 Combs, George L and FRANKLIN, Mary P 1857-07-25 002/0028 CHAMPAIGN

1864 Combs, William A and ORCUTT, Susan K 1864-12-26 4 /4 137 CHAMPAIGN

1882 EDWARDS, James and Combs, Hannah A 1882-09-12 04 /144 1606 CHAMPAIGN

1886 JOHNSON, Charles B and Combs, Debbie (Mrs ) 1886-09-06 004/0180 00003010 CHAMPAIGN

1886 Combs, John and WRIGHT, Mary A (Miss) 1886-02-13 004/0176 00002850 CHAMPAIGN

Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763?1900, Illinois State Archives


1860 Champaign Co, IL Census

Twp 19

Champaign City PO

p. 382/96, July 17, 1860

721/694 William Cums 31, m, w, Farmer, PP=$450, b VA
Sarah A 31, f, w, b Ohio
John JOHNSON 24, m, w, Laborer, b Ohio

Source: Heritage Quest original images, 1860 Illinois, Champaign, Champaign PO, Series: M653 Roll: 160 Page: 382

Notes: This William Combs died 3 Oct 1873 per Circuit Court Probate papers for Estate (see below). His ancestry is not known at this time. He is not to be confused with the Rev. William R Combs.

Twp. 20, N Range 7 E

P.O. Mahomet

page 314

208/185 COMBS, William R. 42, Baptist Minister PA
Fannie K. 28, KY
Howard M. 07, KY
Mary F. 05, KY
Georgania, (sic) 02, IL
FREELOVE, William 18, Farm Laborer NY
ROE, Nancy 20, Domestic OH

Note: Might this be the same as William & Fannie Combs in 1870 Butler Co, MO

(provided to Darlene Cole by Pam Goetz)

Additional Notes: Clearly written as Coons in the original; however, the name was Combs and there was also a family of Coons in Champaign Co. The following 1925 Champaign Co. record might be of interest those researching the family of the Rev. William R Combs. His 1870 census record indicates a man of some means with real estate valued at $12,500.


Champaign County official record #0408192507506
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CHANCERY CASE 7506 (1925)
Comments: BILL TO QUIET TITLE
Name(s):
COMBS, FANNIE R.
COOMBS, WILLIAM R.

(BRivas: Lots of other names on the list)

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1863
Indexed atlas/map #0503186320N7E10
Title: MAP OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS (1863) [BOWMAN MAP]
Comments: NAMES LISTED SHOWN IN SECTION 10 OF MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP
Name(s): Combs, W.R.

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives

1864
Champaign County official record #0401000000377
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 377 (1864): ESTATE PAPERS OF ALBERT G. HARDIN
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: DECEMBER 9, 1862
Name(s):
WORKMAN, COMBS
WORKMAN, OLIVE E. REAZOR

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1870 Champaign Co Census

Middleton Twp

Mahomet PO

p. 162/2, June 3, 1870

11/11 Combes Wm 41, male, white, Farmer, RE=$12500 PP=$900, b VA
Sarah A, 41, female, white, Keeping House, b Ohio
John A, 9, male, white, b Illinois
James, 3, male, white, b Illinois
Charles, 1, male, white, b Illinois
Blaker James, 17, male, white, Farm Laborer, b Indiana

Source: Heritage Quest, Original image, 1870, Illinois, Champaign, Middletown, Series: M593 Roll: 193 Page: 162

Note: Although a ditto mark for Combs as surname is found in the line for Blake[r?] James, it is not absolutely clear if his surname was Combs or Blake[r].


1873: Indexed atlas/map #0503187318N9E18
Title: MAP OF CHAMPAIGN CO., ILLINOIS (1873)
Comments: NAMES LISTED SHOWN IN SECTION 18 OF PHILO TOWNSHIP
Name(s): Combs, J.

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1873: Indexed atlas/map #0503187320N7E36
Title: MAP OF CHAMPAIGN CO., ILLINOIS (1873)
Comments: NAMES LISTED SHOWN IN SECTION 36 OF MAHOMET TOWNSHIP
Name(s): COMBS, WILLIAM

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1873: 3 Oct. Death of William Combs
Champaign County official record #0401000000834
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 834 (1873): ESTATE PAPERS OF WILLIAM COMBS
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: OCTOBER 3, 1873
Name(s):
COMBS, CHARLES W.
COMBS, JAMES N.
COMBS, JOHN P.
COMBS, SARAH A.
COMBS, WILLIAM

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1874: 22 Dec. Death of John Combs
Champaign County official record #0401000000898
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 898 (1874): ESTATE PAPERS OF JOHN COMBS
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: DECEMBER 22, 1874
Name(s):
COMBS, ELIZA JANE
COMBS, ELIZABETH
COMBS, HANNAH A.
COMBS, JOHN
NOYES, ELIZA JANE

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives

Notes: See the below 1880 household of Elizabeth Combs. There is a Peoria Co, Ill., marriage record for Eliza Jane Combs and John Noyes.


1879
Champaign County official record #0408187900992
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CHANCERY CASE 992 (1879)
Comments:
[THE INDEXING APPEARING BELOW MAY NOT BE A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THIS CASE, AS THE CASE FILE HAS NOT YET BEEN SORTED, ARRANGED, AND INDEXED BY UFL ARCHIVES PERSONNEL.]
Name(s):
BLAKESLEY, JAMES H.
COMBS, SOPHIA W.

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1880 Champaign Co, Illinois Census

Mahomet

ED 14

p. 2, June 15, 1880

31/31 Combs Sarah A, w, f, 50, Mother, widowed, Keeping House, b OH OH OH
John, w, m, 19, son, single, Farmer, b Ill VA OH
Chas, w, m, 11, son, single, b Ill VA OH

Source: Heritage Quest original Images, 1880 Illinois, Champaign, Mahomet, Series: T9 Roll: 179 Page: 177

Notes: The widow of William Combs.

Tolono Twp

ED 28

p. 22, June 16, 1880

185/188 Combs Elizabeth, w, f, 55, Widowed, Keeping House, b OH Penna OH
Hannah M, w, f, 22, single, Daughter, At Home, b ILL VA OH
ALLEN Ethan, w, m, 24, single, Boarder, Farmer, b ILL NY OH

Source: Heritage Quest original images, 1880 Illinois, Champaign, Tolono, Series: T9 Roll: 180 Page: 394

Notes: John Combs and wife Elizabeth are found previously in the 1870 Peoria Co, Illinois census. His ancestry has yet to be determined. This Elizabeth appears to be a second wife, aka Elizabeth PLATTER who married John Combs 24 May 1849 in Peoria Co, Ill., per the Ill Marriage Index. He died 22 Dec. 1874 per the Chancery Court case records (above). See Peoria County for more information.


1886
Champaign County official record #0408188601727
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CHANCERY CASE 1727 (1886)
Comments:
CAUSE: SEPARATE MAINTENANCE. [THE INDEXING APPEARING BELOW MAY NOT BE A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THIS CASE, AS THE CASE FILE HAS NOT YET BEEN SORTED, ARRANGED, AND INDEXED BY UFL ARCHIVES PERSONNEL.]
Name(s):
COMBS, JOHN
COMBS, MARY A.
COMBS, SARAH D.

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1891
Champaign County official record #0401000001638
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 1638 (1891): ESTATE PAPERS OF BETHSHEBE ALLEN
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: JUNE 26, 1891
Name(s):
ALLEN, BETHSHEBE
ALLEN, CHESTER B.
ALLEN, DANIEL L.
ALLEN, DOUGLAS J.
ALLEN, ELIZABETH H.
ALLEN, ELNATHAN W.
ALLEN, GARDNER D.
ALLEN, HARVEY B.
BURR, L.C.
BUTLER, SARAH J.
COMBS, ELIZABETH
EDWARDS, ALVINA
FAULKNER, LIZZIE H.
PRESTON, SARAH J.
ROGERS, MARTHA E.
SKINNER, ABRAHAM

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives

Note: There was an Ethan Allen living in the Elizabeth Combs 1880 household. It would appear this case has something to do with associates of the John Combs Family given the names of Elnathan Alllen, Elizabeth Combs and Alvina Edwards in the list of individuals.


1893 Indexed atlas/map #0503189320N7E36
Title: PLAT BOOK OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (1893)
Comments: LISTED ARE NAMES OF LANDOWNERS AND RESIDENTS SHOWN FOR SECTION 36 OF MAHOMET TOWNSHIP
Name(s):
COOMBS, SARAH R.
COOMBS, WILLIAM ESTATE

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1893 Indexed atlas/map #0503189320N8E31
Title: PLAT BOOK OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (1893)
Comments: LISTED ARE NAMES OF LANDOWNERS AND RESIDENTS SHOWN FOR SECTION 31 OF HENSLEY TOWNSHIP
Name(s):
COOMBS, SARAH

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1899 Death of Elizabeth Combs 31 Oct. 1899
Champaign County official record #0401000002463
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 2463 (1899): ESTATE PAPERS OF ELIZABETH COMBS
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: OCTOBER 31, 1899
Name(s):
COMBS, ELIZABETH
EDWARDS, HANNAH A.

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1904
Champaign County official record #0401000002945
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 2945 (1904): ESTATE PAPERS OF JULIA A. MAXWELL
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: JULY 1, 1904
Name(s):
BARBER, ELLA
COCHRAN, EMMA
COMBS, MARY
KARR, MARTHA
MAXWELL, JULIA A.
WRIGHT, ALBERT
WRIGHT, ANDERSON

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1916
Champaign County official record #0401000004851
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 4851 (1916): ESTATE PAPERS OF EDWARD MAYO
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: JULY 14, 1916.
Name(s):
COMBS, DOLLY
DUNLAP, EARL
DUNLAP, LILLIE
DUNLAP, ROY
MAYO, EDWARD
MAYO, JANE
MAYO, WILLIAM J.

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1917
Champaign County official record #0401000005007
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE 5007 (1917): ESTATE PAPERS OF JANE MAYO
Comments: DATE OF DEATH: MAY 14, 1917.
Name(s):
COMBS, DOLLY
DUNLAP, EARL
DUNLAP, LILLIE
DUNLAP, ROY
MAYO, EDWARD
MAYO, JANE
MAYO, LESLIE
WEAVER, ANNA

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


1919
Champaign County official record #0408191906100
Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CHANCERY CASE 6100 (1919)
Comments:
CAUSE: PARTITION. [THE INDEXING APPEARING BELOW MAY NOT BE A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THIS CASE, AS THE CASE FILE HAS NOT YET BEEN SORTED, ARRANGED, AND INDEXED BY UFL ARCHIVES PERSONNEL.]
Name(s):
COMBS, DOLLY

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


Cemetery Records

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #050400020022
  Title: MARKERS IN GRANDVIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 22
  Name(s):
  COMBS, HENRIETTA
  COMBS, IRENE K.
  COMBS, MARGARET H.
  COMBS, ROY SR.
  COMBS, RUSSELL M.
  COMBS, WENDELL B.

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #05040003016
  Title: CEMETERY RECORDS OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, VOL. 10: MOUNT HOPE
  CEMETERY, URBANA--EAST HALF (1968) [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CEM]
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 16
  Name(s):
  COMBS, ELIZABETH EDWARDS

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #05040003186
  Title: CEMETERY RECORDS OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, VOL. 10: MOUNT HOPE
  CEMETERY, URBANA--EAST HALF (1968) [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CEM]
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 186
  Name(s):
  GODSESKY, LOUISE C.
  GODZESKEY, FRED W.
  GODZESKEY, GODFREY
  GODZESKY, AUGUSTA A. COMBS

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #0504000708
  Title: LINCOLN MEMORIAL CEMETERY, URBANA, ILLINOIS, ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
  BURIALS AND GRAVE MARKERS / BY T.M. WHITESIDE (1998) [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CEM]
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 8.
  Name(s):
  COMBS, LULA IRENE HILL
  COMBS, THEODORE

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #0504000813
  Title: ROSELAWN CEMETERY, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS, ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF BURIALS &
  MARKERS / BY T.M. WHITESIDE (1998) [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CEM]
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 13.
  Name(s):
  COMBS, CURTIS H.

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #05040015171
  Title: REGISTER OF LOT OWNERS AND BURIALS, BAILEY MEMORIAL CEMETERY, TOLONO, ILL. (2000)
	 [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CEM]
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 171.
  Name(s):
  COMBS, *

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #05040021025
  Title: PIONEER BURIAL PLACES LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST SECTION OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (1958-1959)
	 [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CEM] [KNOWN AS "CEMETERY FILES" BOOKS]
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 25 IN THE BRYANT CEMETERY SECTION.
  Name(s):
  COMBS, WILLIAM

  Indexed book (Cemetery records) #05040021153
  Title: PIONEER BURIAL PLACES LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST SECTION OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (1958-1959)
	 [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CEM] [KNOWN AS "CEMETERY FILES" BOOKS]
  Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 153 IN THE RIVERSIDE CEMETERY SECTION.
  Name(s):
  COMBS, AMBY
  COMBS, NANCY

Additional Research Notes:

  Vertical file #0301000300969
  Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORICAL ARCHIVES FAMILY FILE FOR THE COOMBS FAMILY
  Name(s):
  COOMBS FAMILY

Source: The Historical and Genealogical Index of The Urbana Free Library's Champaign County Historical Archives


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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