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Monroe County was established from Orange in 1818. In 1836 Brown was established from Monroe, Bartholomew and Jackson.

Note: Source for all Combs Land, unless otherwise noted, is Index to Combs Land of Indiana. See also Combs Land of Monroe Co, Indiana


14 Aug 1823 Elijah BREEDEN of Monroe Co IN sold land in Shelby Co KY (Shelby Co KY DBT:135). Elijah is not the same who m 3 Feb 1808, Shelby Co, KY, Patty Combs, d/o Andrew Combs, but probably closely related.

Notes: Elijah not found on 1830 Monroe Co IN Census.


1830 Monroe Co IN Census

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Bird Comnes or Camus
1 m 15-20; 1 m 40-50; 2 f 15-20; 1 f 30-40

SE Note: The name was difficult to decipher and probably misspelled by the census taker; however, the entry appears to be for Bird Combs, formerly of Surry Co, NC. Bird Combs is not in the 1830 Surry Co, NC census. His daughter Sarah Combs marries Jesse EAST the following year (1831) in Monroe Co. Joel SEXTON, Alexander CARMIKEL and Archd CARMIKEL are listed with Bird Combs on the same page of this census. The CARMICHAEL family was also from Surry Co. NC.

This census record indicates that Bird and his wife (name unknown and no marriage record as yet located) came to Monroe County with 1 male (b. 1810-1815) and two daughters (b. 1810-1815). It is probable that Martin Bird (b. c1810/11 in North Carolina) who marries Mary FODRILL [or FOLLOWELL] in 1831 in Monroe is the extra male in Bird's 1830 household. Could Martin have been a son of Bird Combs? Per Martin's descendant Chris Combs, he was named Martin Byrd Combs. Since Bird Combs appears to have been born between 1789-1790, he was old enough to have a son born by 1810. Martin Combs is also involved in the purchase of land belonging to Bird Combs per probate records (1842). Martin Combs married secondly Permilia SEXTON in 1836. Martin is in Lawrence Co, IN, by 1850 and in Nodaway Co, MO by 1870.

Relative (possible brother?) Charles Combs of Surry Co, NC, migrates to Monroe Co. by 1837 per land records.

It is believed Bird and Charles are possibly the sons of a William (d. 1800) and Sarah Combs of Surry Co, NC. The Carmichael and East families also migrated from Surry Co, NC to Monroe Co. as did one Peter GRAVES.

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Joel SEXTON
Alexr CARMIKEL
Archd CARMIKEL

FLEETWOOD Isaac ---Monroe Co 334
STACY George---- Monroe Co 334
RIPPY Joshua Monroe Co 334
RIPPY John Monroe 334

(Combs-Hicks Researcher Gloria B Carter)

Notes: Joshua RIPPEY m 28 Oct 1818, Clay Co KY, Sarah HICKS, d/o Robert & Winnifred Combs (Sumner) Hicks. George STACY m 27 Nov 1812, Clay Co KY, Mary SUMNER, d/o Samuel & Winnifred Combs Sumner (Hicks). Isaac FLEETWOOD is listed on the 1820 Clay Co KY Census. In Jackson Co IN are found descendants of a Sarah FLEETWOOD Combs as well as Robert & Winnifred Combs (Sumner) Hicks and her daughter, Elizabeth SUMNER Cody and others.


22 Sep 1831 (Monroe Co IN Marriage Records) Combs, Sarah & EAST, Jesse (Combs Index to Early Indiana Marriages)


03 Nov 1831 (Monroe Co IN Marriage Records) Combs, Sally & HARP, David. License (Combs Index to Early Indiana Marriages) Notes: Not found on 1840 Census Index


22 Nov 1831 (Monroe Co IN Marriage Records) Martin Combs & Mary FODRILL

(Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews (The Stacy Journal)


25 Jan 1834 Combs, Mary & GILHAM, Enoch. License (Combs Index to Early Indiana Marriages) SW: GILLIAM

Notes: Not found on 1840 Census Index


14 Jul 1836 (Monroe Co IN Marriage Records) Martin Combs & Permillia SEXON

(Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews (The Stacy Journal)


Mar 1837 Monroe Co, IN BLM Land Patents.

Combs Martin Y N Indiana 7214 Y March 18, 1837 Vincennes 1 SENE 19/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN0150_.157

Combs Bird Y N Indiana 8962 Y March 20, 1837 Vincennes 1 W1/2NW 20/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 80 Monroe IN0180_.416

Combs Bird Y N Indiana 8983 Y March 20, 1837 Vincennes 1 SWSE 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN0180_.417

Notes: All of the above land is adjacent. Bird Combs was probably the same who was earlier in Surry Co, NC. His relationship to Martin is not yet known, but he was undoubtedly kin to Charles below.


01 Aug 1837 Combs William Riley of Lawrence Co, IN. Y N Indiana 8206 Y August 1, 1837 Jeffersonville 1 NESW 36/ 7 N 1 E N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2640_.173

Notes: Although this land was apparently(?) not close to that of Charles, Martin and Bird, like Martin Combs later (? see below), William Riley Combs was also of Lawrence Co, IN. Also note that this land was at the juncture of Brown, Jackson and Monroe Cos.


1840 Monroe Co IN Census Index

Source: HQ- Heritage Quest original census images submitted by Sue Elfving

p. 081

Combs, Charles 2100100000000 121010000000

Transcribed by Birdie McNutt from Microfilm

p. 100

Byrd Combs [last entry on page]
1 male 50-60 [b. c1780-1790] 1 female 40-50 [b. c1790-1800]

p. 101

Martin Combs [first entry on page]
2 m < 5 1; 1 m 5-10; 1 m 20-30; f 15-20

p. 102

Alexander CARMICHAL [Carmichaels migrated from Surry Co, NC]

p. 103

Sterling CARMICHAL

EAST, Jesse, Jesse EAST [married 1831 Sarah Combs]

p. 104

Combs, Charles 1210010000000 1100100000000
1 m < 5; 2 m 5-10; 1 m 10-15; 1 m 30-40
1 f < 5; 1 f 5-10; 1 f 20-30;

Peter GRAVES

Thomas CARMICHAL

P. 106

FRITZ, Henry

Note: Charles Combs m (1) 28 Dec 1819, Surry Co NC, Abigail REAVIS; m (2) Oct 1858 Green Co IN, Anna (her 1st husband was a McLAUGHLIN, and she was his second wife). He died testate 28 Feb 1866, Monroe Co, IN; had served in George L. DAVIDSON'S NC Militia (Combs &c. of War of 1812, Pension File, WC-34989). See also (1) 1768 Rowan Co NC tax list of John BREVARD (George DAVIDSON tithed James Combs); and (2) Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYS Combs. Not known how Silas and Pleasant could both have been 14 and yet born in separate states - unless 1836 was the year that Charles came to Indiana. (See 1850 Census and his 1866 Monroe Co IN will below). Martin Combs have been identified. Martin Combs was in Lawrence Co IN by 1850. Henry FRITTS is listed in Richland Twp of the 1850 Madison Co AR Census. He came to IN from Lee Co VA. His son, Martin FRITTS, m a granddaughter of Martin & Sarah Combs Johnson of that county.


1842 Bird Combs Probate -- Mary A. EAST defined as heir of Bird Combs and identified as the minor daughter of Jesse EAST [married Sarah Combs in 1831]. Other names in the probate records were Winny Combs and Martin Combs. Awaiting more detailed probate information.


1840-1848 Monroe Co, IN BLM Land Patents.

Combs Charles Y N Indiana 24530 Y October 1, 1840 Vincennes 1 SESW 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2320_.044

Combs Charles Y N Indiana 32830 Y May 10, 1848 Vincennes 1 SENW 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2480_.342

Combs Charles Y N Indiana 32706 Y May 10, 1848 Vincennes 1 NESW 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2480_.218

Note: Charles Combs was also from Surry Co, NC (See Below). This land is adjacent to that of Bird and Martin Combs above.


1850 Monroe Co IN Census

Indian Creek Twp

349-132 Combs, CHARLES 56 VA
Combs, ABIGAIL 45 NC
Combs, BIERD 22 NC
Combs, GALLIN 20 NC
Combs, JOHN J 19 NC
Combs, SILAS 14 NC
Combs, PLEASANT 14 IND
Combs, CHARLES 07 IND

(US GenWeb Archives, Monroe Co IN - See Copyright Restrictions)

Bloomington Dist. 74

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

pg 222

51/51 Jas. S. HESTER 25 M editor & attorney $6675 IN
Hester Ann 18 F IN
Agnes 2 F IN
James LANGLY 19 M IN

Note: 5/27/1847 Clark Co IN Marriage Records. COOMBS, Hester Ann & HESTER, James S


1860 Monroe Co. IN Census

Source: Heritage Quest Original Images submitted by Sue Elfving

Indian Creek Twp, Harrodsburg Po

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9 Aug. 1860

544/529 Chas Combs 65, b. VA, male, farmer, RE=$3500, PP=$700,
Ann Combs 41, b. OH, female
Charles Combs 17, b. IN, Farm hand
WIlliam Combs 1, b. IN
John MCGUIRE 27, b. OH, Blacksmith
Robert McGuire 18, b. OH, Farm hand
Margaret McGuire 16, b. OH
Susan McGuire 13, b. OH
Emily McGuire 10, b. IN

SE Note: Charles’ first wife Abigail REAVIS died; he married secondly on 14 Oct 1858 Greene Co, IN widow Anna McLAUGHLIN and his son Silas Combs married on 21 Nov 1858 Greene Co, IN Mary A McLAUGHLIN. The 1870 census record for the widow Anna Combs shows Susan and Emily as McLAUGHLINS. Was McGuire a mistake on the part of the census taker?


10 Feb 1866 (Monroe Co, IN Wills 3 304)

CHARLES Combs, SR. WILL In the name of God Amen.
I, CHARLES Combs, SR. of the County of Monroe, and State of Indiana, being unwell, but of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testamony, meaning this to disannul all other wills made before by
me, either verbal or written. And first of all; I will all my just debts to be paid with the effects I may have behind of my property here. And Secondly, I will my beloved wife named ANNA my Kit mare, and colt; also ten shoats; also twelve head of sheep, an average of my flock, also two of my cows first choice, also all of my household and kitchen furniture, also I will that my son named CHARLES, does give my son named SILAS, free from charge, the forty acres of land he bought of him, further, I will my present farm or land, to my sons named CHARLES, and WILLIAM HENRY, to remain undivided until WILLIAM HENRY attains to the age of 21 years, then to be divided equally between them, in a manner satisfactory to them both. Further; I will that my wife ANNA be entitled to one half of the farm until my son WILLIAM HENRY attains to the age of 21 years, provided she lives that long, If she should die before that time, I will that one half of the farm shall fall to my son WILLIAM HENRY at her death, thereby making him an equal partner with my son CHARLES, and my wife's right to cease. Further, I will that my son named BIRD be delivered up free from charge the 2 notes I hold against him and the interest. Further, I will my son JAMES five hundred dollars to be paid in the notes, that are in the possession of or held by JOHN HOSTETTER. Further, I will that all my personal property, notes and accounts, that have been herein named and disposed of, be sold at public sale, and that all expenses that may accrue in the settling of my estate and all my just debts, be paid out of the effects of the same. Further, I will the balance to my sons named CHARLES, JOHN J., and PLEASANT. Further, I will my son CHARLES, 3 of my sheep and the choice one of my two year old heiffers. Also; I will my son SILAS 3 sheep. Further, I appoint my son SILAS and RICHARD A. OLIPHANT, my executors, this February the tenth, in the year of our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty six. Assigned by me CHARLES Combs, SEN. Attest. Richard A. OLIPHANT JAMES Combs

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Leslie Burris)

Notes: Charles Combs married (1) Abigail REAVIS, 28 Dec 1819, Surry Co NC; (2) Anna UNKNOWN McLaughlin Oct 1858 in Green Co IN; died 28 Feb 1866 Monroe Co IN. (Index to War of 1812 Pensions Files, Vol 1, transcribed by Virgil D. White)


1870 Monroe Co. IN Census

Source: Heritage Quest Original Images submitted by Sue Elfving

p. 373
20 Nov 1870

Indian Creek Twp, Stanford Po

123/118 Combs Silas 34, m, w, farmer, b. NC RD=$1800, PP=$800
Mary A 30, f, w, keeping house, b. OH
John E. J. 8, m, w, at school, b. IN
Pleasant J 5, m, w, at school, b. IN
Sarah A 3, f, w, at home, b. IN
Paris 1, m, w, at home, b. IN
DUGGER Lemuel 20, m, w, farm laborer, b. IN

Nest door is:

124/119 Combs Anna 51, f, w, farmer, b. PA, RE=$4500, PP=$515
William H 10, m, w, at school, b. IN
McLAUGHLIN Susan 23, f, w, at home, b. OH
Emily 21, f, w, at home, b. IN


1880 Monroe Co. IN census

Source: FHC 1880 Transcription submitted by Sue Elfving

Indian Creek

p. 139D

Mary COMBS Self W Female W 39 IN NC WV Keeping House
William COMBS Son S Male W 13 IN IN IN
Certon S. HODGES Brother M Male W 21 IN IN WV Farming
Elisabeth HODGES SisterL M Female W 20 IN IN OH At Home
Salla E. HODGES1 Niece S Female W 11M IN IN IN

Note: 1REL WAS DAU

Clear Creek

p. 140B

Anna COMBS Self W Female W 60 WV IRE IRE Keeping House
Henry COMBS Son S Male W 20 IN NC WV Farming

John EATAN M, Male 36 b, BC Farming
Mary EATAN M, Female 38 b. OH Keeping House
John COMBS S, Male 17 b. IN, Farm Laborer
Alice COMBS S, Female 16, b. IN, At Home
Parris COMBS S, Male 10, b. IN
Emma COMBS S, Female 7, b. IN
Lilla COMBS S, Female 4, b. IN

SE Note: Appears Mary, wife of Silas Combs, has remarried to John EATON. Did Silas die?

Polk

p. 173D

Nelson JOHNSON Self M Male W 53 IN CAROLINA CAROLINA Farmer
Malinda J. JOHNSON Wife M Female W 50 IN UNK UNK Keeping House
Elisabeth JOHNSON Dau M Female W 22 IN IN IN House Laborer
Henry J. JOHNSON Son S Male W 10 IN IN IN Farm Laborer
William COMBS1 SonL M Male W 26 IN IN IN Farming
Clinton COMBS GSon S Male W 4 IN IN IN

Note: 1HCP ENTRY


Combs Land of Monroe Co, Indiana


Twp. 7N 2W, Secs 17, 19 and 20 (Charles, Martin & Bird Combs)

Combs Martin Y N Indiana 7214 Y March 18, 1837 Vincennes 1 SENE 19/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN0150_.157

Combs Bird Y N Indiana 8962 Y March 20, 1837 Vincennes 1 W1/2NW 20/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 80 Monroe IN0180_.416

Combs Bird Y N Indiana 8983 Y March 20, 1837 Vincennes 1 SWSE 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN0180_.417

Combs Charles Y N Indiana 24530 Y October 1, 1840 Vincennes 1 SESW 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2320_.044

Combs Charles Y N Indiana 32830 Y May 10, 1848 Vincennes 1 SENW 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2480_.342

Combs Charles Y N Indiana 32706 Y May 10, 1848 Vincennes 1 NESW 17/ 7 N 2 W N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2480_.218

The Neighborhood

Section 7:

CRANE, JAMES 10/01/1840 27153 IN2370__.165
GENTRY, JAMES 10/23/1835 5743 IN0120__.198
WORKMAN, JOHN 10/01/1840 24960 IN2320__.474

Section 17:

BURCH, ELIJAH 03/20/1837 8395 IN0170__.335
CARPENTER, DAVID 08/01/1839 21031 IN2240__.382
CARPENTER, DAVID 10/01/1840 24907 IN2320__.421
CARTER, THOMAS 04/10/1832 3052 IN0070__.021
CRANE, JOHN 03/18/1837 7236 IN0150__.179
KING, ALVIS M 05/10/1848 32679 IN2480__.191
LAMB, ALEXANDER 10/01/1840 25383 IN2330__.396
MINKSS, WILLIAM 10/01/1840 26383 IN2350__.396
RAGAINS, WILLIAM 11/07/1837 12899 IN2080__.302 [SW: RAGANS]

Section 19:

CARMICAL, JOSEPH 05/21/1831 2241 IN0050__.224
CARMICHAEL, ALEXANDER 10/01/1840 25886 IN2340__.400
CARMICHEL, ARCHIBALD 12/02/1830 1778 IN0040__.261
CARMICOL, JOSEPH 09/05/1838 17028 IN2160__.415
SEXON, JOEL 05/05/1828 1239 IN0030__.225
TODDRILL, JOHN 10/01/1840 25315 IN2330__.328


Twp. 7N 1E, Sec 36 (William Riley Combs)

Combs William Riley of Lawrence Co, IN. Y N Indiana 8206 Y August 1, 1837 Jeffersonville 1 NESW 36/ 7 N 1 E N 2nd Principal 40 Monroe IN2640_.173

The Neighborhood

BROWNING, BENJAMIN 08/15/1838 12595 IN2730__.060
FLEATWOOD, THOMAS 11/27/1826 1251 IN0220__.341
FLEETWOOD, JAMES 04/10/1843 17842 IN2830__.289
FLEETWOOD, JAMES 05/10/1848 19444 IN2860__.398
FLEETWOOD, JAMES 12/01/1849 21920 IN2910__.479
FLEETWOOD, THOMAS 09/09/1835 4728 IN0290__.217
HICKS, ROBERT 09/16/1835 5477 IN0300__.466
MITCHELL, WILLIAM 04/15/1853 23528 IN2940__.397
MITCHELL, WILLIAM 06/01/1860 25199 IN2980__.439
RAGSDALE, JOHN W 04/10/1848 20585 IN2890__.074
TODD, JAMES 04/10/1848 20136 IN2880__.189
TODD, JAMES 07/01/1852 23253 IN2940__.130

Note: This land is in the same township as Combs Lands in Brown and Jackson Co, IN. Winnifred Combs m (1) by 1784, Samuel SUMNER, probably the same who d ca 1787, Montgomery Co, VA; m (2) ca 1796-7, the above Robert HICKS, and they are next found in 1800 in Russell Co, VA; thence by 1807 in Clay Co, KY, that part which became Perry Co, KY in 1820. Winnifred's relationship to William Riley Combs remains unknown. Surrounding sections still need to be checked.


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