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Orange County was established in 1816 from Gibson, Knox, and Washington. Descendant Counties: 1818: Crawford from Harrison, Perry and Orange; Lawrence from Orange. Monroe from Orange. No Combs located on 1820 Orange census index.


1818 Orange Co, IN Land Entries. Northeast Twp. GLOVER, Uriah, February 8, 1812, T2N, R2E, Sec. 7; 177.60 acres; MAXWELL, Joseph, January 16, 1811, T2N, R1E, Sec. 2; 171 acres; PHILLIPS, Frederick, January 3, 1811, T2N, R1E, Sec. 12; 160 acres; ALANTHY, John, 1819; CLAYTON, James, 1819; COMBS, Jonah, 1818; CUTSINGER, Martin, 1817; ELLISON, J., 1819; GALLOWAY, Samuel G., 1816; GLOVER, John, 1815; GLOVER, Stephen, 1815; GRAY, John, 1818; HUTCHESON, Samuel, 1819; KIDD, William, 1818; LEE, Cady, 1819; LEE, John, 1818; MARTY, Jacob, 1814; McKINNEY, Alexander, 1818; McKINNEY, David, 1814; McPHUTERS, Hugh, 1819; MILLER, Jacob, 1819; NEIDEFFER, J., 1818; PHILLIPS, Romas, 1816; POUND, Joseph, 1818; REED, David, 1816; REED, William, 1814; WHITE, John, 1819.

(Goodspeeds' 1884 History of Orange Co, IN, Early Land Entries in Northeast Township [1813-1820], Orange Co, IN, p. 408, Orange Co, INGenWeb)


1819 Orange Co, IN Land Entries. French Lick Twp. CARTER, Joshua, , January 29, 1811, , T2N, R1E, Sec. 1; 160 acres; FINDLEY, David, December 19, 1811, T2N, R1E, Sec. 2; 320 acres; CHARLES, Joel,  November 11, 1811 T1N, R1E, Sec. 6; 160 acres; DOUGHERTY, Henry  March 24, 1812 T2N, R1W, Sec. 29; 160 acres; CHARLES, William 1817; CON, Joseph 1817; COOMBS, Lewis 1819; DOUGHERTY, Samuel 1816; HAZLEWOOD, Josephus 1815; HAZLEWOOD, Reuben 1816; LEONARD, Thomas 1816; MOORE, Edward 1816; ORTON, John 1818; PINNICK, James 1813; PORTER, James 1814; RUTHERFORD, Mark 1819; WELLS, William 1816; WOLFINGTON, George 1818; WOLFINGTON, James 1816

(Goodspeeds' 1884 History of Orange Co, IN, Early Land Entries in French Lick Township [1813-1820], Orange Co, IN, p. 393, Orange Co, INGenWeb)


1820 Orange Co, IN Census Index

No Combs? (not checked yet?)


1830 Orange Co, IN Census

p. 008
Uriah COMBS 220001-01001
2 m<5; 2 m5-10; 1 m20-30; 1 f5-10; 1 f20-30

Notes: No Uriah COMBS located in 1820-1850 Indiana Census Index. No Uriah located in any 1840 Census Index; however, see 1821 Shelby Co, KY marriage of Uriah G. COOMBS & Elizabeth HUSTON whose husband was deceased pre-1850 when she appears on Spencer Co, KY census. She has not been located on 1840 census as yet.


1840 Orange Co, IN Census Index

No Combs


23 Feb 1845 Orange Co, IN. Married: James COMBS & Mary Jane HAYDEN (Index to Early Combs Marriages of Indiana)

Notes: James & Mary Jane may be the same who are on the 1850 Owen Co, IN Census


1850 Orange Co, IN Census Index

No Combs


1920 Orange Co, IN Census

USGenWeb Census Project

MICROFILM#: T625-459

French Lick (West)

p. 16A

57/61 Combs, Homer O. Head O F M W 37 M IN IN IN Farmer Farm
Laura Wife M W 35 M IN IN IN
Luther Son M W 16 S IN IN IN
Williard F. Son M W 14 S sch IN IN IN
Stella B. Dau F W 12 S sch IN IN IN
Hazel G. Dau F W 10 S sch IN IN IN
Thelma Dau F W 5 S sch IN IN IN

Note: Listed as Farm. Transciber adds Laura Combs: neè CAMPBELL

p. 17B

99/106 Combs, Willis F. Head O M M W 62 M IN IN IN Farmer Farm
Jennie Wife F W 59 M IN IN IN

Note: Listed as Farm. Transciber adds Jennie Combs: neè TRUEBLOOD. One other family lives on farm Alpha TUELL, f, 23, with 1 son & 1 dau.

100/108 Combs, George W. Head O M M W 26 M IN IN IN Farmer Farm
Pearl Wife F W 23 M IN IN IN
Virginia Dau F W 3-6/12 S IN IN IN
Stella M. Dau F W 2-5/12 S IN IN IN
Floyd G. Son M W 8/12 S IN IN IN

Note: Listed as Farm. Transciber adds Pearl Combs: neè Zimmerman


1930 Orange Co, IN Census

USGenWeb Census Project

MICROFILM#: T626-621

Frenck Lick

p. 54A

FL-Jasper Rd.

42/42 Combs Frank Head O 1200 M W 39 S IN IN IN Laborer Farm

p. 55B

Shoals Rd.

84/84 Combs Homer Head O 1000 M W 48 IN IN IN Laborer Golf Club
Laura Wife F W 46 M 18 IN KY AR
Pauline Dau F W 15 S sch IN IN IN
Edna Dau F W 8 S sch IN IN IN

Note: Transciber adds Laura Combs: neè CAMPBELL

p. 59B

FL-Shoals Rd.

181/181 HUSTON Thomas Head M W 66 M 24 No Yes IN IN IN
Sarah Wife F W 54 M 16 IN IN IN
Combs William S. Son-in-law M W 24 M IN IN IN Caddy Country Club
Edith Dau F W 18 M 16 IN IN IN
Combs Donald L. Son M W 1 S IN IN IN


Orange Co, IN Cemtery Records (WPA Card Index, Orange Co, INGenWeb)

Anderson Cemetery, Martin County [sic]

54. COMBS, Charles Eugene, Died 1942, born 1942

Ames Chapel Cemetery, French Lick Township

111. COMBS, Frank, Died 1945, born 1856

192. COMBS, Jennie E., Died 1936, age 73 years. BK-7

French Lick Cemetery, French Lick Township

15. COMBS, Norman Frank, Died 1926, age 29 days. BK-5

Wininger Cemetery, Dubois, Indiana [sic]

19. COMBS, Otis E., Died 1936, age 2 years. FL-4


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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