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Lee County was established in 1837 from Ogle County.


1870 Lee Co, IL Census

Brooklyn Twp

Melugin Grove PO

P. 258, 25 June 1870

35/35 Combs Clement, 48, M, W, Clergyman, PP=$2000 CT
Eliza, 46, F, W, Keeping House CT
Harriet, 21, F, W, School Teacher CT

Source: Heritage Quest Original Census Images, Series: M593 Roll: 246 Page: 258

Note: Possibly the Rev. Clement Combs of the 1880 Elk Co, KS census, and whose will is found in Cherokee Co, KS, and was styled as being of Greene Co, MO. Family in DeKalb Co, IL in 1860 (enumerated as Clement Comes with occupation of being a Miller).

May Twp

Amboy PO

p. 415, 30 July 1870

135/135 Combs Job, 38, M, W, Farmer $800 $500 VA
Melvina, 38, F, W, Keeping House MS
William, 2, M, W IL

Source: Heritage Quest Original Census Images, Series: M593 Roll: 246 Page: 415


See also the Carlton Combs Letter of 1885, as well as below.


20 Dec 1905 (Lee Co, IL Marriage License) Elsie May Combs & Arthur Leslie WILSON. Harmon Twp, Lee Co, IL. Witnesses: Myrtle N. Combs, Sadie Combs. Ceremony performed by: John H. WILLIAMS. Recorded Lee County Illinois December 21, 1905. Parents of groom: John Bruce WILSON & Mary Elizabeth MERRILL. Parents of bride: George Weeks Combs & Sarah Ann GIRVIN. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Dale Wilson)

Notes: See the Bureau Co IL marriage of Elsie's parents, and see also the 1885 Letter of Carlton W. Combs.

To Be Continued…


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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