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Franklin County was established in 1811 from Dearborn and Clark Cos In. In 1819, Fayette was created from Franklin, Wayne and non-county area, and in 1820 Franklin gained from non-county area. In 1821, Union was created from Wayne, Franklin and Fayette Cos. Also note that Franklin abuts Butler Co, OH.

Note: Source for all marriages, unless otherwise stated, is Combs Marriages of Indiana.


11-18-1815 Combs, William & DUBOIS Mary Ann


1-10-1816 Combs, Esther & ELWELL, Abraham 1-10-1816 lic.


1820 US Census Index, Franklin Co, IN

Bath Twp

p. 199
William COOMS

Notes: William may be the same later found in Union Co, IN (est in 1821 from Franklin) given Combs-Dubois marriages found in that county.


03-254-1821 [sic] COOMBS, Amy & POE, Narban (ibid.)


3-26-1828 Franklin Co, IN Marriage License Daniel COOMS & Mary SMITH


1830 US Census Index, Franklin Co IN

No Combs


1-10-1839 Franklin Co, IN Marriages. James or Jacob COOMS & Rebecca HUMPHREY


1840 Franklin Co, IN Census Index

No Combs


5-16-1846 Franklin Co, IN Marriages. Joel COOMBA & Harriett OSBORN


1850 Franklin Co., IN

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Fairfield Township

Pg 185

96/96 Reuben GERMAN? 39 M grocer $1300 NJ
Elizabeth 36 F IN
Rebecca 16 F IN attended school within the year
Martha 13 F IN attended school within the year
Hannah 10 F IN attended school within the year
Benjamin 8 M IN attended school within the year
Thomas 6 M IN attended school within the year
Mary 3 F IN
Henry 9/12 M IN
Joel COOMBS 27 M grocer $40 IN

Brookville Township

pg 314

James COOMBS 20? M IN (living in someone's home - can't make out name)

Springfield Township

pg 379

313/313 Joseph COOMBS 73 M Cooper MD cannot read or write
Margaret 38 F PA
Joseph WINGARDY? 11 M OH attended school within the year

White Water Township

pg 386 (cont. on pg 387)

88/88 Samuel COOMS 28 M farmer MD
Margt. 31 F MD
Elias 13 M MD attended school within the year
Adison 10 M IN attended school within the year
Anne 8 F IN attended school within the year
Frederick 6 M IN attended school within the year
Louisa 3 F IN
Mary 64 F MD cannot read or write


26 Feb 1885 Franklin Co IN. Died: Combs, Joseph A. Lucy T. (BURNETT) 3rd wife, m 12 Dec 1852 Johnson Co IN, srv George McAfee's KY Mil, lived Johnson Co IN, 1st wife Nancy (RANSDELL), 2nd Wife Mathana, no maiden name on card. (War of 1812 Pension File. WC-34259, SC 4161)


04 Sep 1952 Obituary. Angeline Combs Thomas, 78 years old, of R. 2, Brookville (Old Bath), IN, wife of David Daniel THOMAS, died Friday morning, August 29, 1952, at 5:00 a.m. at Fort Hamilton Hospital, where she had been a patient for three weeks. She was originally from London, Laurel County, KY. Survivors include the husband; six children, Mrs. Florence GELISPIE; Mrs. Dorothy CARPENTER of Liberty, IN; Mrs. Nora ROAN of Warren, OH; Mrs. Cora ROSS, Dearborn, MI; Mrs. Dannie KINNEY, Rushville, IN; Mrs. Lula BOWLING of Salem, IN; and 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. THOMAS were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Brookville Christian Church with Rev. O. Gerge Stansberry officiating.

(Extracted from the "Brookville, Indiana, Democrat" 09/04/52 by Combs Researcher S. M. Beckman)

Note: According to the Hamilton, Butler Co, OH Death Certificate for Angeline Thomas, she was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, Indiana.

Father: Jeff Combs
mother: Nervy Combs
Informant: DD Thomas, Brookville, IN
Usual Residence: County: Franklin, Indiana
Street: Brookville, RR2
DOB: 17 Feb 1874 in Jackson Co, KY
DOD: 29 Aug 1952 in Hamilton, OH
Birth place only listed as KY

19 Jan 1965 Obituary. David D. THOMAS, 87 years old, formerly of Brookville, IN, died Tuesday, January 19, 1965, in Tampa, FL, where he was residing with a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy CARPENTER. A native of London [Laurel Co], KY, Mr. Thomas was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angeline Combs Thomas, who died in 1952. Survivors include his widow, Linda, of KY; 6 daughters, Mrs. Florence LEWIS of Liberty, IN; Mrs. CARPENTER of Tampa, FL; Mrs. Mary RAUM of Toledo, OH; Mrs. Carrie ROSS of Dearborn, MI; Mrs. Fanny KENNEDY of Morristown, IN; and Mrs. Lula BOLAND of Scottsburg, IN. Furneral services for Mr. THOMAS will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 1965, in Cook Funeral Home, Clevenger Chapel. Rev. Archie WILSON will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

(Extracted from the "Brookville, Indiana, Democrat" dated 01/21/65 by Combs Researcher S. M. Beckman)


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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