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Knox County was established in 1825 from Fulton and non-county area, but not officially organized as a county until 1830. Attached to Peoria until organized.

Note: Except where otherwise noted, source for all marriages is Index to Combs Marriages of Illinois. Also see Bible Record of Robert W. Combs found in Maquon, Knox Co, IL among family possessions.


1830 Census, Knox Co, IL

(Possibly not extant since Knox not fully organized until this year).


1840 Census Index, Knox Co, IL

P. 081
John COMBS

Notes: John Milton COMBS, b 3/5/1792, d 1881, buried Uniontown Cemetery, Maquon Twp., Knox Co, Illinois (no headstone, source for birthdate? death date?). Married 1 Sep 1814 Highland Co OH, Mary DAVIS; served in Moses PATTERSON'S and James ODELL'S Companies, Ohio Militia Combs of the War of 1812


6-13-1841 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:32. COMBS, Eliza & FOSTER, James M.

Notes: Said to have been d/o of John Milton COMBS. Source?


12-08-1842 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:43. COMS, Rachel & THURMAN, Joel

Notes: Said to have been d/o of John Milton Combs. Source?


12-20-1844 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:61. COMBS, Elizabeth & HAMRICK, Lewis

Notes: Said to have been d/o of John Milton Combs. Source?


10-23-1845 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:68. COMBS, Sarah Ann & HAMRICK, Allen

Notes: Said to have been d/o of John Milton Combs. Source?


5-07-1848 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:96. COMBS, William & MCGREW, Mary Jane

Notes: Said to have been son of John Milton Combs. Source?


1850 Knox Co, IL Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

p. 449

Twp. 9, North 3 East

--/2004 Allen HAMRICK 26 m farmer OH
Sarah A. 19 f OH
Rebecca _ 1 f IL

Notes: 10-23-1845 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:68. Sarah Ann COMBS and Allen HAMRICK.

--/2009 Lewis HAMRICK 28 m farmer $500 OH
Elizabeth 24 f OH
Mary A. 4 f IL
John D. 2 m IL
Adolphus 9/12 m IL

Notes: 12-20-1844 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:61. Elizabeth COMBS & Lewis HAMRICK.

1947/2019 Joel THURMAN 30 m farmer $1500 OH
Rachel 27 f OH cannot read or write
John M. 7 m IL attended school within the year
Thomas 3 m IL
Wm. A. 2 m IL

Notes: 12-08-1842 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:43. Rachel COMBS & Joel THURMAN

1956/2028 John M. COMBS 57 m farmer Va md within census year
Mary Ann 24 f IN md within census year
Nelson D.? 18 m laborer OH attended school within the year
John 16 m OH attended school within the year
Wilson 12 m OH attended school within the year
James DAVIS? 27 m IN cannot read or write
Eliza 28 f IN cannot read or write
William H. 6 m IN
Eliz DARNELL? 13 f IL

Notes: 9-02-1850 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 2:8. John M. COMBS & Mary Ann MOREY. John is said to be the same John Milton COMBS of Highland Co, OH. In his 1880 census record, he states his parents were also born in Virginia.

Notes: Sons Wilson H. Combs and Nelson D. Combs were in Nemaha Co, NE by 1880. Nelson, age 47, is found living with his brother Wilson and they state their parents were born in Virginia. Previously Nelson and wife Polly were living in Johnson Co, NE (1870) and Wilson was in Lancaster Co, NE.

1958/2030 Wm COMBS 22 m farmer OH
Mary J. 20 f OH
Erastus? 6/12 IL
John D. McGREW? 8 m OH attended school within the year
Sarah E. 10 f OH attended school within the year
_athiel MOORE 18 m laborer IN attended school within the year

Notes: 5-07-1848 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 1:96. William COMBS & Mary Jane MCGREW. William said to be s/o John Milton & Mary Ann DAVIS Combs. Sarah E. McGREW in William's household is right age to be same that married Wilson H. Combs in 1857 (see 1860 census record).

1981/2053 Joseph HUGHBANKS 25 m farmer $800 ?? (can't make out)
Elizabeth 23 f ?? (can't make out)
Henry? 8 m IL attended school within the year

Notes: 11-01-1846 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. B-49 Elizabeth COMBS & Joseph HUGHBANKS


9-02-1850 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 2:8. COMBS, John M. & MOREY, Mary Ann

Notes: Said to have been John Milton COMBS, who m (1) Sep 1814, Mary Ann DAVIS, Highland Co, OH. Source?


1-08-1857 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 2:80. COMBS, Willson H. & MCGREW, Sarah Ellen

Notes: Said to have been son of John Milton Combs. Source? N D Combs aka Nelson D Combs listed as brother to Wilson H. Combs in 1880 Nemaha Co, NE census.


8-20-1857 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book 2:93. COMBS, Robert & COOK, Hannah


1-09-1859 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book B:21. COMBS, Nelson D. & OUDERKIRK, Polly Ann

Notes: Said to have been son of John Milton Combs. Source? Listed as brother to Wilson H. Combs in the 1880 Nemaha Co, NE census.


1860 Knox Co, IL Census

Maquon Twp

p. 770, 6th July 1860

1373/1342 William Combs 32 m Farmer RE=blank PP=$500 OH
Mary J 31 f OH
Erastus 10 m IL
Leonidas 7 m IL
William F. 5 m IL
Charls 2 m IL
Judson 1 m IL
John M. Combs 62 m Farmer RE=$4500 PP=$100 VA
Franklin 12 m IL

1375/1344 Wilson H. Combs 24 m Farmer RE=blank PP=$500 OH
Sarah 19 f OH
Eugene M. 1 m IL
John L. McGREW 17 m OH

Notes: Wilson married Sarah Ellen McGREW on 1-08-1857 in Knox Co. Sarah McGREW living in the 1850 household of William Combs and wife Mary Jane McGREW as was John D McGREW (the same?). Wilson and Sarah removed to Lancaster Co. NE (see 1870 census - Lincoln PO)

p.773 7th July 1860

1394/1363 N. D. Combs 27 m Harness Maker RE=$50 PP=$300 OH
Polly A 21 f NY
Minnie F 1 f IL

Notes: Married 1-09-1859 Knox Co IL Polly Ann OUDERKIRK. N D Combs listed as brother of Wilson H. Combs in the 1880 Nemaha Co, NE census. By 1870 ND and Polly are living in Tecumseh Pct Johnson Co, NE.

Chestnut Twp

p. 785 9 July 1860 Herman PO

1478 1447 Zin Combs 34 m Farmer RE=$1500 PP=$500 PA [Could be COMBO]
Hannah 27 f PA
Mary K. 8 f IL
Wm 6 m IL
John 5 m IL
Samuel 3 m IL
Isabel 2 f IL


7-15-1863 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book B:102. Combs, Martha J. & TIMMONS, Peter S.


2-25-1867 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book E:4. Combs, Carey & COVER, Jane E.


1-3-1869 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. & Book E:49. Combs, Martha & BROCK, Samuel A.


1870 Knox Co, IL Census

Maquon Twp

p. 324 27 July 1870

85/86 Combs, John M. 78 m w Justice of Peace RE=$500 PP=$600 OH
HAMRICK, Elizabeth 43 f w K-House OH
Emma 14 f w At School IL [Emily in 1880]

Notes: Elizabeth d/o of John M. Combs. She married Lewis HAMRICK on 12-20-1844 and they may have divorced (see 1880 census record where she has a "D" in marriage/single column).

p. 329 29 July 1870

176/178 Combs, John F. 35 m w Farmer RE=blank PP=$500 OH
Francis [?] 30 f K-house IL

Notes: Possible son of John M. Combs?


7-1872 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book E: 128 (Papers unused). Combs, Enoch F. & ADLE, Henrietta


1880 Knox Co, IL Census

Chestnut

p. 31B

William Combs Self M Male W 56 Farmer OH VA PA
Sarah C. Combs Wife M Female W. 30 IL OH OH

[Source: FHC 1880 Census transcription]

Maquon

p. 281C

John M. Combs Self W Male W 88 Assesssor VA VA VA
Elizabeth HAMRICK Dau D Female W 56 Keeping House OH VA VA
Emily BENNETT GDau M Female W 25 At Home IL OH OH
Gertie H. BENNETT GGDau S Female W 7 IL IL IL

[Source: FHC 1880 Census transcription]

Notes: John M. Combs states he and his parents were born in Virginia. Daughter Elizabeth HAMRICK indicates she is divorced.

p. 281D

Andrew C. HOUSH Self M Male W 45 Banker IN Blank Blank
Adaline HOUSH Wife M Female W Keeping House 45 NY NY NY
Emma F. HOUSH Dau S Female W 21 At Home IL IN NY
Edgar L. HOUSH Son S Male W 17 Clerk In Bank IL IN NY
Mary E. Combs Niece S Female W 15 At School IL OH OH
Maggie E. CURTAIN Other S Female W 24 Servant NY IRE IRE

Galesburg

p. 60C

Living in hh of 3 young FRANEYS no Head of Household Listed - Original should be checked
William Combs Other Male W 19 Works On Farm IL Blank Blank--

[Source: FHC 1880 Census transcription]

7th Ward

p. 169D

Samuel A. BRACK Self M Male W 62 Farmer VA VA VA
Martha BRACK Wife M Female W 61 Keeping House NC NC NC
John W. COMBS SSon S Male W 20 Tinner MO NC NC
Julia M. WHEELER GDau S Female W 13 At School IL CT IL

[Source: FHC 1880 Census transcription]

Notes: Probably Samuel BRACK aka Samuel BROCK that married Martha Combs 1-3-1869 Knox Co IL. This census suggests Martha had been married previously since John W. Combs listed as a stepson. This family possibly not related to the John Milton Combs family since Martha states she was born in NC.


1881 Knox Co, IL. Died: John Milton COMBS.

Notes: Estate records? Will? Burial records?


3-08-1885 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book F:118. Combs, Newton & HEDGE, Docin


9-29-1885 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book F:125. Combs, Lizzie M. & BRIGGS, Charles G.


10-23-1885 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book F:127. Combs, Melton F. & THURMAN, Viola


8-25-1888 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book F:171. Combs, Lizzie & MILLS, George Ellery


12-17-1895 Knox Co, Illinois Marriage Records. Book G:70. Combs, Irving & HUMMEL, Elise


Uniontown Cemetery, Maqoun, Twp.

John Milton COMBS is said to have been buried here, but no tombstone? Other Combs?


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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