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Perry County was established in 1827 from Jackson and Randolph. No descendant counties.


1830 Perry Co, IL Census Index

No Combs?


8/1/1838 COMBS, AQUILLA, IL Perry Co,, 40 acres Twp 6
8/1/1838 COMBS, AQUILLA, IL Perry Co, 40 acres Twp 6
10/1/1839 COMBS, AQUILLA, IL Perry Co, 40 acres Twp 6
10/10/1840 COMBS, AQUILLA, IL Perry Co, 40 acres Twp 6

(Source: BLM Land Patents)


1840 Perry Co, IL Census

(US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions)

Page 4
COMBS, Aquila 1220201 - 0002001
1 m<5; 2 m5-10; 2 m10-15; 2 m20-30; 1 m40-50; 2 f16-20; 1 f40-50;

Notes: It is possible that this is the family of Aquilla COMBS (s/o RW Gilbert & Christianna DENTON Combs), b 6 Mar 1791, Shenandoah Co, VA; m 23 Dec 1813, Botetourt Co, VA; Elizabeth RIDDLE. Aquilla is found in 1830 in Hardeman Co, TN, but missing in TN after that record. (Note there are Aquilla Combs IL BLM records in the 1830s to 1840, not pulled yet to determine the county).

Addl Notes: Andrew Burrell Combs, Acquilla Combs, Deborah Combs and her husband Andrew McILVAIN, and Catherine Combs and her husband Cortez PYLE all migrate to Gentry and Worth Cos, MO. It appears that the Acquilla Combs and the Burrell Combs in the below 1850 census record of widow Elizabeth Combs are the same as found in 1860 in Missouri. The fact that both Deborah and Catherine are also found with them suggests they could have been siblings and also the children of Acquilla Combs Sr. and Elizabeth RIDDLE. It is also possible that the John Combs who married Sophronia CAMBELL in 1865 is the same found in 1870 in Worth Co, MO.


2-08-1842 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. 1:160 Catharine Ann Combs & Cortes PYLE


10-29-1845 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. 1:249 Deborah Combs & Andrew MCELVAIN


7-19-1849 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. 1:333 Thomas D. Combs & E. M. SLAUSON


1850 Perry Co, IL Census

(US GenWeb Archives, Reel No: 432, transcribed by Researcher Stella Runyon - See copyright restrictions; extracted by Combs Researchers Tina Knapp and C. Hammet)

District 7

Page 77:

McELVAIN Andrew 32 M Farmer IL
McELVAIN Deborah 25 F TN
McELVAIN Catharine 3 F IL
McELVAIN Cyrus 2 M IL
McELVAIN Mary E. 6/12 F IL
HAMILTON Walter B. 13 M IL

Notes: Listed between two PYLE Families (see below)

Page 86:

663/669 PYLE Cortese 31 M Farmer KY
PYLE Catharine N. 27 F Va.
PYLE Socrates 7 M IL
PYLE Augustus 6 M IL
PYLE John 3 M IL

Page 89:

685/691 COMBS Elizabeth 54 F VA
COMBS Burrel 18 M Farmer TN
COMBS Aquilla 16 M Farmer IL
COMBS Romeo 14 M IL
ROBINSON Rosanna 19 F Farmer OH

686/692 COMBS Thomas 23 M Farmer TN Married within the year
COMBS Hesther M. 23 F N.J.

Notes: Only Thomas' entry is marked as married within census year, and not that of Hesther. They appear to have been Thomas D. and E. [Esther?] M. SLAUSON Combs who m Perry Co, IL, 19 Jul 1849.


4-19-1858 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. 3:74 Louisa COMBS & Jeremiah J. VIERS


1860 Perry Co, IL Census

(extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from USGenWeb Census Project)

Pg 82 (ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/census/il/perry/1860/pg00075.txt)

588/1 Gideon VIARS 38 M W farmer 600 200 OH
Amanda 23 F W OH
Wm. R. 5 M W OH
Margaret 3 F W OH
Loretta 1 F W IL
David 75 M W VA

589/1 Jeremiah VIARS 26 M W farmer 600 200 OH
Louisa 26 F W OH
David 1 M W IL

589/2 Joseph HEOLDSWORTH 27 M W Laborer Germany

Notes: 4-19-1858 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records Louisa COMBS & Jeremiah J. VIERS

p. 145

1061/1 COMER Wm. C. 26 M W Farmer 1,600 400 TN
Martha 26 F W IL
John C. 3 M W IL
Mary E. 1 F W IL

pg 151 (ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/census/il/perry/1860/pg00150.txt)

1104/1 William COMBS 44 M W Wagon Maker 500 500 VA
Marion 17 M W Apprentice IL
Monroe 13 M W IL
Gilbert 9 M W IL
Mary Ann 7 F W IL

1104/2 Thos. WHITE 22 M W Laborer TN

Note: William COMBS is the same that is found on the 1850 Franklin Co, IL Census, previously posted, with wife Minerva HARRISON b ca 1821 IL.

p. 173

1266/1 LOOMIS Reuben 34 M W Farmer 1,000 MS
Mary E. 30 F W PA
Clary F. 6 F W OH
Mary A. 2 F W OH
Mandy C. 3/12 F W IL

1266/2 WILLARD Benj. 22 M W Laborer MI

1266/3 COMBS David 22 M W Laborer AR


12-12-1865 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. 4:336 John COMBS & Sephrona CAMPBELL


2-26-1896 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. B:151 Emma COMBS & W. T. MORRIS


1900 Perry Co, IL Census

USGenWeb Census Project

MICROFILM#: T623-335

DuQuoin Precinct - DuQuoin City

2nd Ward

p. 65A

221 West Main St.

246/247 Combs, Alfred W. Head W M Feb 1856 44 Eng Eng Eng Junk Dealer
Walter B. Son W M May 1884 16 W IL Eng Eng Day Laborer

Notes: Married 22 yrs; Immigrated in 1859; Naturalized

4th Ward

p. 78B

324 Division

175/177 Comer, Margaret M. Head W F Apr 1849 51 W 7 4 IL SC GA Washing
Walter E. Son W M July 1888 11 S IL IL IL sch

Notes: Widowed; 7 children; 4 living.

Tamaroa Precinct - Tamaroa Village

p. 192A

163/167 Combs James C Head W M May 1863 37 IL IL IN R.R. Switch Tender
Eurena Wife W F Nov 1869 30 IL IL IL

Notes: Married 12 yrs; 0 children


4-10-1903 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. B:49 Elizabeth Combs & J. W. BALDWIN


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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