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Note: Except where otherwise stated, source for all IL Land Sales is Index to Combs &c. Illinois Land Records


Clark County was established in 1819 from Crawford Co IL. In 1823, Edgar Co IL was established from Clark. Two sources outside county records include mentions of Edgar County relative to Clark:


  1. The Revolutionary War Pension application file of William and Sarah Ann MILLION Combs, includes Sarah's deposition made in Jan 1843 that she was a resident of Paris, Edgar Co IL, and had been so for six years (Another deponent, Sarah (HANKS?) Varvell stated in 1843 that it was seven years), having lived previously in (ascending order) Stafford Co VA; South Carolina; Russell Co VA; and Montgomery Co KY
  2. In the 1885 Carlton Combs letter to his daughter, Carlton (s/o John & Jean JACKSON Combs and gs/o John & Sarah MABRY Combs) stated about two of his first cousins, children of Joseph and Nancy THOMPSON Combs:

"Jacob Peck [Combs] married a stranger to me. Though I visited them on my return from Tenn. in 1875. Found her to be an intelligent, interesting woman. They have a large family of children but the precise number is not recollected. They resided then in Kansas in Edgar County Illinois

"Mary married William TEURY [sp? TENNERY? See below] who died young, leaving an only daughter and a good farm. Your mother and me staid all night with them in Paris [Edgar Co IL] a few weeks after their marriage, while on our moving trip to Illinois in 1835. They soon afterwards moved on a farm in Jasper County where they lived but a short time and died and when as I remember to have heard it, the mother and daughter live together on the farm left them by the husband and father, the daughter never marring at all and the mother never married again."


10 Mar 1835 (Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records) Combs, Mary Ann married TENNERY, Wilson S. (Marriage CD - Source Record still needed)

Notes: Mary Ann Combs, d/o Joseph and Nancy THOMPSON Combs?


31 Oct 1838 COOMBES, Edward Federal Sale Clark Co, IL (Residence: Edgar)

31 Oct 1838 COOMBES, Jacob Oct. 31, 1838 Federal Sale Clark Co, IL (Residence: Edgar)

31 Oct 1838 COOMBES, William Federal Sale Clark Co, IL (Residence: Edgar)

15 Dec 1838 Combs, John Federal Sale Clark*

08 Apr 1839 Combs, John Federal Sale Clark*


1840 Clark Co, IL Census Index

Not yet extracted.


30 Jan 1840 (Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records) COOMBS, Edward married PATTON, Mary Ann (Marriage CD - Source Record still needed)


15 Mar 1840 (Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records) Combs, Frances married CARVER, Addison (Marriage CD - Source Record still needed)


16 Jun 1840 (Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records) Combs, Mary married PEMBERTON, Alfred D. (Marriage CD - Source Record still needed)


09 Mar 1843 (Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records) COOMBS, John married POORMAN, Susannah (Marriage CD - Source Record still needed)


21 May 1843 (Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records) Combs, Joseph married DOLL, Priscilla (Marriage CD - Source Record still needed)


08 Oct 1843 (Clark County, Illinois Marriage Records) COOMBS, James married PATTON, Elizabeth T. (Marriage CD - Source Record still needed)


23 Aug 1849 Combs, Jacob P. Federal Sale. Clark Co., IL (Residence: Edgar Co)


1850 Clark Co, IL Census

Livingston Precinct

p. 187

322/322 Combs John 29 M Grocery keeper 80 KY
Susannah 22 F IL
Margaret 6 F IL X
Combs Louisa 8 F IL

Auburn Precinct

p. 192

377/377 Combs Jacob P. 34 M farmer 1,000 Tennessee
Rebecca 30 F OH
Nancy 9 F IL X
William 7 M IL X
Abigail 5 F IL X
Lucinda 7/12 F IL

Darwin Precinct

p. 219

742/742 Combs Jacob 65 M Farmer 150 PA
Margaret 60 F VA
William 26 M farmer 400 KY X
George 23 M farmer 50 KY
Robert 22 M farmer KY
James 21 M farmer KY

743/743 Combs Mary Ann 28 F 300 KY
Julia Ann 9 F IL X
George 8 M IL X
Vincent 3 M IL
Margaret 1 F IL

p. 225

842/842 Combs James 27 M Farmer 600 KY
Mary 2 F IL
Jane 6/12 F IL
Asa 20 M Farmer KY
LOW Andrew 25 M Farmer OH
Diana 24 F VA
Jesse 4 M IL
Piety 1 F IL


23 Jun 1851 Combs, John June 23, 1851 Federal Sale Coles Co, IL (Residence: Clark Co)

05 Oct 1852 Combs, John Federal Sale Coles Co, IL (Residence: Clark)
05 Oct 1852 Combs, John Oct. 5, 1852 Federal Sale Coles Co, IL (Residence: Clark)
05 Oct 1852 Combs, John Oct. 5, 1852 Federal Sale Coles Co, IL (Residence: Clark Co)


1860 Clark Co IL Census

Wabash Twp

p. 313

1729 DOLL, Walter P. 30, OH, cooper
Emmazilla 27, IL
William H 6, IL

1730 COMBS: Pricilla 52, MD
Eliza J. 16, IL
Harriet 14, IL
Joseph H. 12, IL
DOLL, Levi W. 25, OH
Mary Ann 22, IL

Submitted by Beth Daily


1870 Clark Co IL Census

Wabash Twp

Livingston

p. 11; 25 Jul 1870 by Albert Shaw

75/75 DAILEY Edmund 22 MW Farmer - 100 IN Eliza 26 FW Keeps House IL
Rosa 3/12 FW IL mar
COLUMIS Wesly 18 MW Farm Laborer IL

Note: Eliza Jane Combs d/o Joseph & Pricilla PURDUM Combs

79/79 DOLL Walter 40 Farmer 1000 300 OH
Emma 37 Keeps House IL

p. 12 (con't)

William 16 MW At Home IL
Mary 10 FW At Home IL

Note: Walter P. DOLL s/o Daniel & Pricilla PURDUM DOLL

80/80 Combs Drucilla 61 FW Keeps House 1000 - MD
DOLL Mary 32 FW At Home IL (Teaching school)

Note: Pricilla PURDUM DOLL Combs widow of Joseph Combs died 1849 (source?)

81/81 DOLL Levy 35 FW Farmer 2500 400 OH
Sarah 25 FW Keeps House IL
Alice 6 FW IL
William 2 MW IL

p. 23; 27 Jul 1870

166/166 SPOTTS Daniel 22 MW Farmer -- 200 IL
Harriet 25 FW Keeps House IL
Mary 5 FW IL
Ellen 2 FW IL
Ida 11/12 FW IL July
Francis 15 FW IL

Note: This could be Harriet Combs d/o Joseph & Pricilla PURDUM Combs


1880 Clark Co IL Census

434-438 COMBS, Percita wf 70 keeping house OH OH OH
DOLL, Mary A wf 40 dau at home IL OH OH

Melrose Twp

43/44 the JD COOPER residence
COMBS, Rachel wf 38 keeping house OH ? OH

York Twp

6/7 the Wm. MALONE residence
COMBS, servant wf 15 IL ? VA

Dolson Twp

218/221 COMBS, Wm. A wm37 farmer IL TN IL
Eliza A. wf 33 IL IN KY
Dora A. wf 12 dau IL IL IL
Nora B. wf 12 IL IL IL
Edward S. wm 10 son IL IL IL
Silo B (?) 4 son IL IL IL
Anna wf 1 dau IL IL IL

Marshal Twp

378/402 COMBES, Mary E wf 41 KY VA VA
Juice dau 7 IL ? KY
Mary 2 dau IL ? KY

Submitted by Beth Daily


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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