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Clinton County was established in 1830 from the Adams New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase, previously attached to Tippecanoe. No descendant counties.

Notes: Except where otherwise noted, all Clinton Co IN Marriages were extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from "Clinton County, Indiana Index to Marriage Records A-K Book 1 Vol 1 1852-1905" (FTM online Genealogy Library), with some annotated based on the biography of Joseph Combs (see below), and as noted by Combs Researcher William B. Combs.


1830 Clinton Co, IN Census Index

P. 061 Byram Combs

P. 070 William Combs

Notes: Not identified; however, see Biram Combs, s/o John Combs, Sr., "father of the eight" (of East Kentucky)


5-29-1835 Clinton Co, IN Marriages. Rhuana CUMBES & James H ROBERTS (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)


1840 Clinton Co, IN Census Index

No Combs


1850 Clinton Co, IN Census Index

Kirklin Twp

p. 414
Joseph COMES

Perry Twp

p. 327
R. Jacob COME


June 12 1854 - June 13 1854 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Mathan B & Mary M WRIGHT

WBC Notes: Nathan B. COMBS, s/o John and Jane BROWN Combs. Brother of my GGGrandfather, whose wife went by middle name Margaret.


May 5 1856 - -- -- Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COOMBS, James & Margaret MILLER


Jan 1 1865 - Jan 1 1865 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Francis W & Louisa J STAFFORD


Oct 24 1871 - Oct 25 1871 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Sarah & Calvin RUTAN


May 13 1874 - May 15 1874 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Sarah F & James R ELLIOT

WBC Notes: Called Sadie, sister of my GGrandfather


Nov 12 1874 - Nov 13 1874 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COOMBS, Mary H & John C KINDER


Mar 15 1876 - Mar 16 1876 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, John & Anna M STECKEL

WBC Notes: John E. COMBS m (1) Tillie STECKEL, farmer and President of Citizen's Bank, Brother of my ggfather. Had one child who died young)


Feb 26 1877 - Feb 28 1877 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS Mary E & John SHANNABARGER

WBC Notes: second wife, daughter of David Combs


Nov 1 1879 - Nov 2 1879 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, John & Emma E ERDLE


Dec 29 1880 - Dec 30 1880 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, William B & Emma RODROCKER

WBC Notes: my GGrandparents


Mar 7 1882 - Mar 9 1882 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, John & Maria MILLER


June 9 1882 - June 10 1882 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Malachi & R Anna H BERGER

WBC Notes: Brother of my GGrandfather


May 12 1884 - May 12 1884 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COOMBS, Carrie & Thomas S McCARTY


June 23 1884 - June 23 1884 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, John & Jennie C MUSE

WBC Notes: Second wife of John E. Combs, 6 children


Mar 10 1885 - Mar 10 1885 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Susan P & Burr URTON


June 11 1890 - June 11 1890 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Joseph & Leonora SEAWRIGHT

WBC Notes: Judge Joseph COMBS, son of Nathan B. and Mary Margaret WRIGHT Combs. See his Clinton Co, IN biography (below).


July 19 1894 - July 19 1894 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Nathan B & Mary E FICKLE FRICKLE

WBC Notes: Nathan B. COMBS, Jr., s/o Nathan B. & Mary Margaret WRIGHT Combs, was a veterinarian and state legislator


Aug 29 1882 - Aug 30 1882 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COOMBS, Katie & William A McDOWELL


Nov 16 1899 - Nov 16 1899 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Jennie & Andrew SWADNER

WBC Notes: Jennie Combs, d/o Nathan B. & Mary Margaret WRIGHT Combs


Dec 21 1899 - Dec 21 1899 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COOMBS, Martin & Ella SIPES


Aug 30 1900 - Aug 30 1900 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, Marry & Blanche GIBSON


Sept 9 1902 - Sept 9 1902 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COOMBS, Ralph & Minerva F MAISH


Dec 24 1904 - Dec 26 1904 Clinton Co, IN Marriage Records. COMBS, C William & Edith M MERTS

WBC Notes: He is the son of John E and a doctor in Mulberry, IN. His house has “W C” inlaid on porch


Biography of Joseph COMBS: Born: 15 Nov 1860 in Washington Twp, Clinton Co., IN; Married: Leonora J. SEAWRIGHT (daughter of James A. SEAWRIGHT of Frankfort [Clinton Co, IN); Died: not given; Parents: Nathan B. COMBS & Mary Margaret WRIGHT (daughter of James W. WRIGHT & Sarah BALDRIDGE); Children: Eleanor COMBS; Occupation: teacher; lawyer; judge; Other information: 1886 Joseph began studying law; Democrat; Mason; Presbyterian; Joseph's siblings are: Nathan B. Combs (veterinarian, Mulberry [Clinton Co], IN), John COMBS (farmer, Mulberry, IN),Martin V. Combs (farmer, ND), Jennie (Combs) SWADENER (Mulberry, IN), Mrs. J.H. GROVER (first name not given; Frankfort, IN), Mrs. A.W. BLACK (first name not given; Los Angeles, CA); Joseph's great-great grandfather was John COMBS (of Monmouth Co., NJ; died 2 Sept 1779) was father of John COMBS (born 8 July 1770 in New Jersey; married Elizabeth BOWNE 25 Feb 1793; settled in Butler Co., OH; died 5 Sept 1829) was father of John COMBS (#3) (born 20 Nov 1798; married Jane BROWN near Hamilton, Butler Co., OH; died Apr 1871) was father of Nathan B. COMBS (born 16 Apr 1831 in Butler Co., OH; Nathan's brothers were James B. COMBS of Washington [Washington Co?], IA & William B. COMBS of Mulberry, Clinton Co., IN; 1856 Nathan & Mary settled near Mulberry, IN; Nathan died Feb 1897; Mary died Aug 1893).

Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Indiana State Archives, Claybaugh: History of Clinton County, Indiana by Hon. Joseph Claybaugh. Indianapolis: Bowen & Co, 1913, p. 384-389, includes photo of Joseph Combs

Notes: See also DAR Lineages of (1) Stella V. WELLS (Vol. 43) who states that John COMBS m Elizabeth COMBS (not BOWNE) and (2) Mrs. Mary Alyce COMBS Lemmon (Vol. 21) who states that John COMBS m Elizabeth B. COMBS. No marriage record has been located as yet. John COMBS I of Monmouth Co, NJ appears to have been Capt. John COMBS who d 1 Sep 1779 according to another source.


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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