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Marion County was established in 1822 from the New Delaware Purchase. See Also the Wm. F. Coombs Manuscript for additional references to Indianapolis and Marion Co. Unless otherwise noted, all marriages are from Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana. See also War of 1812 Pension File of John & Susannah RAMMAGE Combs of Fayette Co, PA; Tuscarawas (Holmes) Co, OH and Marion and Clay Co, IN (where he died in 1876).

1827-1857 Jesse Combs. Cabinetmaker and chairmaker. Arrived in Indianapolis in 1827; died 1857. Made chairs for the legislature that met in the old courthouse. Worked on a farm at Ben Davis, Marion Co., until 1835-36, when he moved to his own farm west of Indianapolis. (Extracted from Furniture Makers of Indiana, 1793 to 1850 , by Betty Lawson Walters, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, 1972, page 69, No. 375 (from Indianapolis Star, 24 December 1967) by Combs Researcher Hannah C. Friedlander) See also chairmaker James Matthew Combs of Perry Co, IN.

29-Jan-1829. Marion Co, IN. Married: Combs, Nancy & MOSS, Oliver.

1830 Marion Co, IN Census Index

Center Twp.

P. 179: Jesse COOMBS

15 Oct 1835. Marion Co, IN BLM Land Patents

(Index to Combs Indiana Land Patents)

Combs Fielding (of Marion Co, IN) Y N Indiana 21257 Y October 15, 1835 Indianapolis 1 SWNW 20/ 14 N 5 E N 2nd Principal 40 Marion IN0770_.092

Combs Fielding Y N Indiana 21258 Y October 15, 1835 Indianapolis 1 E1/2NW 20/ 14 N 5 E N 2nd Principal 80 Marion IN0770_.093

Combs Fielding Y N Indiana 21310 Y October 15, 1835 Indianapolis 1 NWSW 9/ 14 N 5 E N 2nd Principal 40 Marion IN0770_.145

Combs Fielding Y N Indiana 21311 Y October 15, 1835 Indianapolis 1 E1/2SE 8/ 14 N 5 E N 2nd Principal 80 Marion IN0770_.148

Notes: According to the William F. Coombes manuscript, Hawkins and Fielding Combs, s/o Jonah & Unknown GARNETT Combs of Henry Co, KY, removed to “near Indianapolis” where Hawkins died without children. Fielding had m his cousin, Virlinda COOMBS, d/o Adin and Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs of Hardin Co, KY.

1840 Marion Co, IN Census Index

Wayne Twp

P. 229
John Combs

P. 231
Jesse Combs

Perry Twp

P. 245
James K. Combs
Fielding Combs

12-9-1841 Marion Co, IN. Married: Combs, Lucy & BRYAN, John Samuel

5-2-1847 Marion Co, IN. Married: Combs, Rachel & McCREERY, David [SW: McCREARY]

Notes: See also Combs-McCREARY of Posey Co, IN.

1850 Marion Co, In Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Perry Township

Pg 169

243/243 James H. Combs 51 M farmer $1500 Ky
Frances 50 F Ky
Elizabeth HATT 40 F Ky

Pg 171

270/270 Fielding COOMBS 54 M farmer $5400 Ky
?Vilmith 48 F Ky
Permelia 19 F Ky
John 17 M farmer Ky
Martha 13 F Ky

Notes: Fielding Combs, s/o Jonah and Unknown GARRETT Combs, m 6 Feb 1820, Hardin Co, KY, his first cousin, Verlinda [Vilinda] , d/o Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs. Who was James H.? Same as James K. of 1840 Marion census index? (Not brother of either)

Wayne Township

Pg 316

143/143 Jessie Combs 64 M farmer $1500 PA
Letticia 57 F Va
Jennett 12 F IN attended school within the year
Lettice 10 F IN attented school within the year

150/150 Jno. Combs 60 M farmer $500 PA
Susanah 50 F PA
Mary 23 F OH
Sarah 20 F OH
Andrew 18 M farmer OH attended school within the year
Jessie 17 M farmer OH attended school within the year
Nancy 15 F OH attended school within the year
Malissa 12 F IN attended school within the year
Eliza 10 F IN attended school within the year

Notes: Jesse and John, both b PA, only 4 years apart in age, both with children born in 1838 and 1840 in Indiana, but Jesse probably the chairmaker of 27, with John possibly joining up with him later? Are these Jesse and John Combs, s/o John and Rachel PINDELL Combs of Fayette Co, PA (See also Combs-Pindell Family Bible)

Franklin Twp

p. 337, July 16 1850

39/39 Sampson BARBEE 63, M, Wagon Maker VA
Lucy 59, F IN
Lucy J?NKEN 12 F

(Source: Original census images,

Note: Lucy PAYNE (b c1791/2), d/o of Helen Combs and Benjamin PAYNE. Helen was the d/o of John Combs and Sarah LUTTRELL of Fauquier Co, VA. This family had removed to Marion County prior to 1840. Robert W Barbee was living next door and there is a younger Sampson Barbe (age 36) in Indianapolis Centre Twp. Fauquier Co. chancery court document the children (and some spouses) of Helen Combs and Benjamin Payne. Lucy was always mentioned first or second in the list of Helen's children; therefore, she may have been the eldest or next to eldest child. Sampson Barbee also found in 1840 Marion Co., IN census.

Lawrence Township

Pg 398

383/383 John W. Combs 25 M Merchant IN
Emeline 21 F NY
Clarissa 2 F IN
A-nette 7/12 F IN
William 36 M IN

Notes: Possibly John W. Combs and Emeline COLE who m 1847 Hamilton Co, IN? (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana). Also Note: Probably irrelevant, but see above Combs-McCreary marriage; see Posey Co, IN and James Combs, s/o J. W. Combs, who m a McCREARY.

SW: Annette

Washington Township

Pg 420

1172/1172 Samuel Combs 55 M farmer $5000 Ky
Sarah 44 F Ky
Mary A. 16 F Ky attended school within the year
Elisabeth 14 F IN attended school within the year
James 12 M IN attended school within the year
William 10 M IN attended school within the year
Sarah 8 F IN
Martha 6 F IN
Elisa 4 F IN
Samuel 1 M IN
John RANSON 26 M Millwright Va
James 24 M Millwright IN

Notes: Samuel was not on 1840 Marion Co, IN Census, but appears to have removed to Indiana from KY between 1834 and 1836. 1840 Census Index shows Samuel Combs (and var. sp.) in the counties of Boone, Delaware and Jackson. Could he have been Samuel, born 30 Aug 1795, KY, s/o Asa Combs & first wife, Sarah GRAY who m 23 Dec 1794, Nelson Co, KY? (See 1807 Nelson Co, KY guardianship records and Asa COOMBS Bible Record.

1851 (Marion Co, IN Wills. B 103) Combs, Fielding (Extracted by Combs Researcher Hannah C. Friedlander from a list of wills, from Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, Indianapolis, dating from about 1984)

1859 Post Office: Fall Creek. County: Marion State: Indiana Postmaster: John W. Combs (Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan C. Hefner from List of Post Offices in the United States, 1959, p. 88)

1860-1870 Marion Co, IN Census

Centre South Part

Indianapolis PO

p. 467

541/576 Sampson BARBEE 73, M, RE=$2000, PP=$50 VA
Lucy 68, F VA

(Source: Original census images,

1871 (Marion Co, IN Wills. D 596) Combs, James H. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Hannah C. Friedlander from a list of wills, from “Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe”, Indianapolis, dating from about 1984)

8 Dec 1899 Evaline (Combs) Milliner of Indianapolis is named in the Hardin Co, KY obituary of her sister, Mrs. Elveree (Combs) Cash, d/o Thomas of Trimble Co, KY. Evaline had m Lafayette MILLINER, 23 Nov 1849, Henry Co, KY. According to the Wm. F. Coombes ms., “Evaline, daughter of Thomas COOMBS by his last wife, married LaFayette MILNER of Trimble County, Kentucky. They have several children and live in Indianapolis, Indiana.”

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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