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Franklin County was est. in 1818 from Gallatin and White. In 1839, Williamson was est. from Franklin.

Notes: Except where otherwise noted, source for all Franklin Co, IL marriages is the Index to Combs Marriages of IL.


1840 Franklin Co, IL Census Index

No Combs


8-12-1841 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 1-49 COMBS, William & HARRISON Manerva


Jul 1849 Franklin Co, IL. Died: Harrison COMBS, male, b IL, age 2, cause of death unknown. (Extracted from 1850 Franklin Co, IL Mortality Schedule by Combs Researcher Pat Orton)


1850 Franklin Co, IL Census

(transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

pg 38

537/553 Wm COMBS 34 m wagon maker Va
Minerva 29 f IL
Marion 8 m IL  attended school within the year
Andrew 6 m IL
Munroe 4 m IL

Notes: William COMBS m 8/12/1841, Franklin, Manerva HARRISON. By 1860, apparently widowed (see 1858 below), William and children are in Perry Co, IL.

pg 39

548/565 Solomon COMBS 35 m farmer Ky
Amy/Anny 33 f Ky
Eva? 14 f Ky attended school within the year
Minerva 12 f Ky attended school within the year
Jno. 10 m Ky attended school within the year
S. H.  8 m Ky attended school within the year
P. C.  6 m Ky
Jos. G. 4 m Ky
Christopher C. 1 Ky

pp. 53-4

754/777 James COMBS 31 m farmer $600 Va
Sarah 24 f IN
S.? G. 5/12 m IL
Sybell CURMPTON 4 f Miss.

[James is on bottom of pg 53 with Sarah on top of pg 54]


6-06-1858 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 3-121 COMBS, Solomon & WILLIS Mary M.


8-15-1858 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 3-129 COMBS, Manerva & BROWN Foster


1860 Franklin Co, IL Census

(provided by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt, 1997)

[p. 86 per Franklin Co, IL GenWeb Index]

COMBS, Solomon, 45 m KY farmer $0 $150
Mary 33 f TN seamstress
Anderson H. 16 m IL farming
Patterson C. 15 m IL
Joseph 12 m IL
Christopher C. 10 m KY
Martha T. 8 f IL
Hiram M. 6 m IL
William H. 1 m IL

Notes: If the above is Solomon and Mary WILLIS Comb who m 1858, this is apparently a second marriage for Solomon (See below re Solomon & Amy COMBS)

[p. 124 per Franklin Co, IL GenWeb Index]

COMBS, James R. 42 m VA farmer $600 #300
Nancy J. 34 f Ill housekeeper
Samuel G. 10 m IL
[plus 4 children w/surname COLE]

Notes: James R. COMBS m 1 or 10 Nov 1855, Jefferson Co, IL, Nancy COLE, apparently a widow (See below). Samuel G. is apparently James R.'s son by earlier marriage.


10 Apr 1862 - 9 Apr 1865 John COMBS - Private - Residence Mulkeytown, IL - Enlisted: 10 Apr 1862 - M.O. 9 April 1865. Company F. 63rd Infantry. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Barbara Mathews from Civil War Rosters - Franklin and Williamson Counties, IL (and from Misc)


10-09-1862 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 3-383 COMBS, Eda & FURLOW Daniel A.

BM Notes: Exerpt from "Furlow Family Encyclopedia", published 1981, page 2: "Daniel FURLOW's first wife Charity HENSON died prior to 1837, and he remarried to Edith COMBS, daughter of Amy and Solomon COMBS of Kentucky. Daniel had two children, Samuel and Mary A., were born to Charity. His remaining four children were Edith's and they were Solomon C., Seyrus, Jackson, and an unnamed male infant. Jackson was the only child to live to adulthood."


2-25-1866 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 3-16 COMBS, Anderson H. & BIBY Frances A.


12-18-1869 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 3-368 COMBS, Joseph & CLAYTON Manerva


1870 Franklin Co, IL Census

(provided by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt, 1997)

p. 81

COMBS, Solomon 50 m w KY farmer $800 $500
Mary 48 f w KY keeping house
Ellen 22 f w ___
Christopher 20 m w IL
Martha 18 f w IL
John 16 m w IL
Hiram 15 m w IL
William 12 m w IL
Caleb 10 m w IL
Thomas 8 m w IL

p. 86

COMBS, Anderson H. 27 m w KY farmer $400 $320
Frances A. [BIBY] IL keeping house
Ettie L. 3 f w IL [m. 3-27-1887, Chism D. MACKEY, son of James A. MACKEY and Martha C. DAVIS]
Charles 9/12 m w IL

BM Notes: Frances A. was neè BIBY. Another child, Minnie B., was born after this census

p. 124

COMBS, Nancy J., 42 f w IL keeping house
COLE, Ira 20 m w IL clerk in mill
COLE, Floyd 18 m w IL farmer
COLE, Malissa 13 f w IL
COLE, De__ah 11 f w IL
COMBS, Sarah 9 f w IL

BM Notes: These are the 4 COLE children listed in the 1860 census. Sarah Combs, age 9, was probably the d/o James R. COMBS (See 1860 Franklin Census). The youngest COLE may have had given name Delilah.


10-13-1877 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 38-411 COMBS, Malissa & LASWELL James W.


3-12-1878 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book C-14 COMBS, Minerva & PHILLIPS Peter

3-12-1878 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book C-3 COMBS, Minerva L. & PHILLIPS Peter


1880 Franklin County, IL Census

COMBS, Joseph 33 m KY NC SC
Manerva [CLAYTON?] 28 f IL TN IL
Rose M. 9 f IL KY IL
Mary A. 5 f IL TN TN

BM Notes: Mary A. apparently has different parents?

COMBS, A. H. 36 m KY KY KY farmer
Frances A. [BIBY] 31 f IL TN IL
Etta L. 13 f IL KY IL
Charlie M. 9 m IL KY IL
Minna B. 8 f IL KY IL
Lula M. 5 f IL KY IL
Thomas C. 2 m IL KY IL

BM Notes: Anderson H. Combs, s/o Solomon.

PHILLIPS, Peter
" Minerva L.
Emma D. COMBS, 18 f stepdau

Notes: (Mrs.?) Minerva L. COMBS m 12 Mar 1878, Peter PHILLIPS. Was she neè Manerva HARRISON? (See above)

COMBS, Mrs Nancy 52 f IL NC NC widow
Deborah 20 f IL VA IL
Sarah 18 f IL VA IL
Lollie G. 1/30 May granddaughter IL IL IL


1-12-1882 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book C-253 Combs Sallie A. & PEARL William A. (see Sarah A.)

1-12-1882 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 1-56 Combs Sarah A. & PEARL William A.


9-20-1882 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 1-66 Combs Emma D. & PHILLIPS Henry

9-20-1882 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book C-291 Combs Emma D. & PHILLIPS Henry


3-27-1887 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book D-213 Combs Ettie & MACKEY C. D.

3-27-1887 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 1-134 Combs Ettie & MACKEY C. D.


10-21-1888 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 1-154 Combs Minnie B. & LATHAM Robert O.

10-21-1888 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book D-344 Combs Minnie B. & LATHAM Robert O.


3-16-1892 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 1-210 Combs Rosa M. & HILLER Vetal see Rosy

3-16-1892 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book 5-118 Combs Rosy & HILLER Vetal


10-02-1895 Franklin Co, IL Marriage Book E-473 Combs Emma & WALLACE William


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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