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Richland County was established from Clay and Lawrence in 1841.


Note: Combs Marriages extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs were from the Bride's Index and Groom's Index and use the following format:

Bride Groom Date Lic# Bk&P
Parents Parents

Note: Combs Births extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs use the following format:

Last Name First Date Book Page


COMBS, William Oct. 18, 1841 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)

Notes: H/o Ester S. per 1850 Richland Co, IL census, came to Richland this year per son: "William COMBS (b. 5 Apr 1826 in Philadelphia [PA]; moved to Vinton Co, OH, in 1831; moved to Richland Co, IL, in 1841; bought 56 acres in 1847; served as Constable and Deputy Sheriff for 8 yrs.; enlisted 14 May 1864 in Co. G, 136th Illinois Infantry; married Sarah M. CHANCY 23 Nov 23 1848 (She was born 8 Sep 1829 in Richland Co.); children: Benjamin F., William I., Cynthia E. (wife of Thomas COTCHELL of Mercer Co, MO), Charles L., and Emma L."
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies." Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p. 735)


COMBS, Isaac R. Aug. 19, 1842 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, William Nov. 19, 1842 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, Sarah Ann married LOWRY, Samuel 1/1/1845 ---- 1
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(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)

1 Jan 1845 COMBS, Sarah Ann married LOWRY, Samuel S. by Martin UTTERBACK, MG (Extracted from Early Marriages of Richland Co, IL Vol. I, by Combs Researcher Joyce Winter Kahre)


COMBS, John B. Sept. 29, 1845 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, Isaac R. Oct. 28, 1845 Federal Sale ?computer error? (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, Isaac R. Aug. 23, 1847 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, William R married CHAUNCY, Sarah Margaret 11/23/1848 ---- 1
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(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)

23 Nov 1848 COMBS, William R. married CHAUNCEY, Sarah Margaret by Samuel R. LOWRY JP (Extracted from Early Marriages of Richland Co, IL Vol. I, by Combs Researcher Joyce Winter Kahre)


COMBS, John B married LOWRY, Sarah Ann 3/29/1849 ---- ----
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(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


COMBS, Isaac R. Sept. 29, 1849 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


1850 Richland Co, IL Census

(transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

pg 157

1148/1153 Wm COMBS 24 M farmer $100 PA
Sarah M. 22 F IL
Benjamin F. 1 M IL [b 9/9/1849]

Note: On 23 Nov 1848 William R. COMBS married Sarah Margaret CHAUNCEY

1149/1154 Wm COMBS 62 M $1000 farmer PA
Ester S. 56 F NJ
Charlie N. 28 M farmer PA
?Joshua H. 21 M farmer PA
Eliza J. 19 F OH
George H. 17 M farmer OH
De Wit C. 14 M

Notes: William was the father of William R. COMBS of HH 1148/1153 per his 1858 Mercer Co, MO will, in which wife's name is spelled both Esther and Hester. Not named in his will are Joshuah H. and George H. (no daughters named).

1053/1058 John B. COMBS 31 M farmer $600 Delaware
Sarah 20 F IL
Martha E. 4/12 F IL
Isaac 32 M farmer PA

Note: COMBS, John B married LOWRY, Sarah Ann 3/29/1849. Neither John B. nor Isaac are named in 1858 will of William COMBS (Sr.), but see next re Combs-Lowery.

pg 374

1306/1311 Samuel T. LOWERY 27 M farmer $500 IN
Sarah A. 26 F PA
David W. 6 M IL
Samuel R. 3 M IL

Note: Sarah Ann COMBS married Samuel S. LOWERY 1 Jan 1845 Richland Co, IL. See 1858 Mercer Co, MO will of William COMBS (h/o Ester) who names no daughters, but names Samuel S. LOWERY executor.


COMBS, Isaac R. Dec. 27, 1850 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, Isaac R. Feb. 14, 1852 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, John B. Feb. 14, 1852 Federal Sale Richland* (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


COMBS, Joshua H. Nov. 4, 1852 Federal Sale Richland (Index to Combs Land in Illinois)


24 Aug 1853-Lodge of Mason assembled: E.B. PAGE, H. CLARK, T.M. HINMAN, F.D. PRESTON, S.M. HINMAN, Joseph YOCOM, William COMBS, and Samuel McCLURE (Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies." Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p. 688)


COMBS, Ann Eliza m GARDNER, L D 3/2/1854 ---- 1
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(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)

20 Mar 1854 COMBS, Ann Eliza married GARDNER, L. D. by G. F. POWERS JP (Extracted from Early Marriages of Richland Co, IL Vol. I, by Combs Researcher Joyce Winter Kahre)


1861-1867 J.N. THRAPP (b. Wayne Co, OH to Thomas and Mary [KERNS] Thrapp); 1861-enlisted in 8th Illinois Regiment; re-enlisted in 63rd Illinois Regiment; married Anna COMBS 1867; children: Alonzo Mc., Nellie A., and Pearly M.; *kept a diary" (Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies." Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p. 583)


COMBS, Anna married BURGENER, Jacob 12/30/1872 550 2-114
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(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)


COMBS, Cynthia married COTCHELL, Theodore 6/7/1875 99 2
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(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)

Notes: Later to Mercer Co, MO


COMBS, Ella married ANDERSON, David H 10/1/1876 88 2
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(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)

"David H. ANDERSON (b. 16 Aug 1854, Richland Co. to Isaac and Jemima [BROWN] ANDERSON); farmer and stock-dealer; married Ella, daughter of Abner COMBS, (She was born in Clermont Co, OH.); children: Claude A., Roscoe K., and Myrtle; Clerk and Supervisor of Decker Township; Master of the Noble (Mason) Lodge No. 362." (Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies." Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p.808)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, Mathias Jan 25, 1878 1 3 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


COMBS, Percival P married JONES, Ella Gray 10/13/1878 150 3-12
Abner R COMBS William A JONES
Elizabeth SMYZER Jane Maria HUNTON

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)

"Elizabeth SMYZER Combs, widow of Abner R. COMBS (He was born 2 Apr 1810 in Clermont Co, OH; boot & shoe trade and brick-making; 1865 became farmer) married 8 Aug 1841; ten children: (4 died as infants), John W. (d. 15 Apr 1867, age 22), Malissa A. (d. 23 Feb 1879, age 31), Mary J., Alex Jackson, Percival P., and Elma." (Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies." Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p. 829)

Notes: Elizabeth nee SMISON per their 18 Aug 1842 [sic] Clermont Co, OH marriage record.


COMBS, Benjamin F married SANDS, Ida 9/12/1880 135 2-000
William R COMBS Elbert E SANDS
Sarah M CHANEY [sic] Susan A GADD

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)

12 Sep 1880 Benjamin F. COMBS to Ida SANDS by T. F. HOUTS, MG

(Combs Researcher Joyce Winter Kahre)

"B.F. COMBS (b. 9 Sep 1849 in German Township, Richland Co.); married Eliza [sic] SANDS 12 Sep 1880 (She was born in Lawrence Co, IL); enlisted 1864 in Co. H, 136th Illinois Infantry as drummer." (Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies." Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p. 735)


1/24/1881 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 1-45) COMBS, Clara d/o ---- ----

(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


8/3/1882 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 1-58) COOMBS, I Ulusses s/o ---- ----

(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, ---- (twin) Mar 12, 1880 1 83

(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, ---- (twin-stillborn) Mar 12, 1880 1 83

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, Carrel McLane May 15, 1880 1 88
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, Ella B Aug 15, 1881 1 134
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, Blanch A Mar 9, 1883 1 163
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, Lura Etta Jul 19, 1883 1 171
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


"COMBS & FLEMING - a saw, corn, and feed mill; est. 1 Aug 1883."
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland: Histories and Biographies." Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. 1884. Reissue. Olney, Illinois: Historical Society Publishers, 1968 (Scanned pages from a USGenWeb volunteer), p. 743)


COMBS, Charles B married HENSLEY, Sarah A 5/1/1884 69 3
William R COMBS William CAYTON
Syntha CHAUNCEY Margaret GROGAN
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: Combs, ---- Apr 19, 1886 1 233 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


Combs, Sarah Margaret married NIMNICHT, John A 11/17/1886 136 3-123
William COMBS August NIMNICHT
Nancy Matilda PIERSON Christeen WALTER
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: Combs, ---- Jan 19, 1887 A 8
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COOMBS, ---- Mar 25, 1888 A 31
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBES, ---- Jul 23, 1888 A 37
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: Combs, Verna Alellia Apr 20, 1889 A 48
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: Combs, Terressa Sep 6, 1890 A 67
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: Combs, Lloyd Roscoe Jan 17, 1891 A 74
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


Combs, Emma L married ENGLAND, Robert 3/29/1891 40 3-176
Wm R Combs Josiah ENGLAND
Margaret CHAUNCEY Nancy SHACKLEFORD
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)


Combs, Emma J married MCCLURE, Robert P 4/26/1893 58 3-205
A J Combs Samuel MCCLURE
Mary ATKINS Mary LYNN
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)


Combs, Alfred married MCNEIL, Annie 12/6/1899 191 4-80
William Combs J MCNEIL
---- PEARSON S S HUNT
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


Combs, Tice married MYERS, Mary L 12/23/1899 205 4-81
William Combs Sylvester MYERS
Nancy PIERSON Amanda HUTCHINNSON
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


Combs, Tice married BRADFORD, Ollie D 5/8/1902 49 3-114
William Combs James M BRADFORD
Nancy M PEARSON Amanda WILLIAMS
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


Combs, Viola A married RONEY, Otis 7/13/1902 63 4-115
P P Combs D M RONEY
Ella JONES Samantha LATHROP
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)


Combs, Rolla P married MITCHELL, Rosetta 9/4/1902 81 4-117
P P Combs John H MITCHELL
Ella JONES Mary I WHEELER
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: Combs, Inez Mae Sep 20, 1902 A 184 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


Combs, W I married GREIS, Phelia 11/19/1902 126 4-120
William R Combs John GREIS
S M CHANNEY E STUBER
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


COMBS, Mrs Lulu married TINCHER, Charles 12/15/1902 142 4-121
Sylvester MYERS William TINCHER
Amanda HUTCHINSON Nancy PICKER
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Bride's Index)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: COMBS, Henry T Mar 10, 1903 A 193
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


COMBS, Charles married ZIMMERLY, Lucretia B 5/4/1904 67 3-143
Elias A COMBS Phillip ZIMMERLY
Ellen B LIGGETT Catharine SCHUE?
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


Combs, Henry married MIEURE, Bonnie B 2/24/1910 31 3-229
William Combs Thomas J MIEURE
Jane SWAIL Frances RYAN
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


COMBS, Lloyd R married FUSON, Ina R 8/6/1914 112 4-292
P P COMBS John A FUSON
Ella JONES Jennie CHESTNUT
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs from the Richland Co, IL Groom's Index)


(Richland Co, IL Birth Index (1878-) Born: Combs, Charles Fred May 14, 1915 B 190
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


27 Jul 1916 (Richland Co, Illinois- Vol 60 #30 of The Olney Times dated July 27, 1916 "R.P. COMBS and wife spent Sunday with her parents, John MITCHELL and family."
(Combs Researcher Donna Bobal)


4/6/1922 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 3-548) Combs, Ben Franklin s/o CHANEY, Sarah M Combs, William
(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


6/30/1933 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 5-317) Combs, Ella G d/o WATON, Jane JONES, Wm A
(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


10/11/1933 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 5-343) Combs, Effie Irene d/o JOHNSON, Rilla BEARD, Preston J
(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


7/7/1942 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 7-5) Combs, Ollie d/o WILLIAMS, Mandy BRADFORD, James
(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


3/27/1944 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 7-220) Combs, William Issac s/o CHANEY, Sarah M Combs, Wm R
(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


2/5/1996 (Richland Co IL Death Index, Book 24-365) Combs, Kenneth E s/o MITCHELL, Etta, Combs, Rollie
(Richland County, Illinois - Death Index (1881-) extracted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs, July 8, 1998)


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