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Parke County was established in 1821 from unorganized land which was attached to Vigo. In 1823, Montgomery was est. from Parke and Putnam. In 1824, Vermillion was established from Parke. In 1826, Tippecanoe was established from unorganized lands and Parke. In 1828, Fountain was established from Parke and Montgomery.

Except where otherwise noted, source for all Parke Co, IN marriages is Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana.


1822-1836 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from PARKE COUNTY, INDIANA Land Entries - Volume I - Abstracts of County Deed Record D 1832-1836, Volumes 2, 4, and 5, Relief Record of Deeds - Volume III, Five volumes bound together, Index to each volume bound in back of book, Compiled by Mrs. Herbert E. Brown, 1949)

Jackson Twp #14 N, R #6 West:

Sec. 24 Joseph COOMBES Clarke Co. Ind. June 27-1833
Sec. 30 Silas HARLAN Clarke Co. Ill. Nov. 1822

p. 10 Joseph COOMBS included in list of Veterans Buried in Moore Cemetery


1830 Parke Co, IN Census Index

p. 101 John Combs


2 Jul 1836. Rocky Fork Baptist Church. Parke Co, IN (Extracted from the Clay County [IN] Researcher, April 1981, p. 6, "Records from Rocky Fork Baptist Church," abs. by Ann Tarvin in 1979, by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving who adds: The publication states the Rocky Fork Baptist Ch was located in Parke Co. near the Clay Co. line and members were from both counties. The original records are in possession of the Clay Co. IN Hist Soc.)

Aaron HARLAN, member of a council called to constitute a church at "Brother BRANSONS on the rocky fork of big rackoon creek Park County Indiana."

Joseph Combs, and Rachel Combs came forward for admission with "letters of dismision"

Aug. 1836. Rocky Fork Baptist Church. Parke Co, IN. Letter for admittance to Eel River Association to be held by: George BRANSON, Levi MOORE, and Joseph Combs.

Undated List of Brothers names: (p.7)
#1 Joseph COOMBS (dismissed)
#11 Elijah HERREN (dismissed)

Undated List of Sisters names: p.7
1 Rachel COOMBS (dead)
2 Sally HERREN (dead)

Notes: Joseph COOMBES m 20 Mar 1798, Nelson Co, KY, Rachel HERRON, and was earlier in Clarke Co, IN. Was Aaron HARLAN kin to same who m 1 Jan 1800, Lincoln Co, KY, Nancy Combs, d/o Stephen and Barbara ALLEN Combs? Stephen is believed to have been the s/o Joseph Combs II of Loudoun Co, VA (tithed by Joseph in that county, later tithed slaves earlier tithed by Joseph).


1834/10/14 Parke Co, IN Land Patents

COOMBES, Joseph Indiana, 19640, Oct. 14 1834 Crawfordsville, ENW 24/ 14-N 6-W No 2nd PM, IN1260__.344, 80 acres

COOMBES, Joseph Indiana, 19641, Oct. 14 1834 Crawfordsville, WNE 24/ 14-N 6-W No 2nd PM. IN1260__.345, 80 acres


1836/09/10 Parke Co, IN Land Patents

COOMBES, Nelson Indiana 32108 Sept. 10 1836, Crawfordsville SWSW 14/ 14-N 6-W No 2nd PM, Transfer, N3260__.276, 40 acres


10-12-1837 Parke Co, IN Marriage Index. Combs, Rachel & WRIGHT, Nathan


9-5-1839 Parke Co, IN Marriage Index. COOMBS, Elsey & COLEMAN, Sopher [a.k.a. Zopher]


1840/11/10 Parke Co, IN Land Patents

COOMBES, Nelson Indiana 33339 Nov. 10 1840, Crawfordsville WSW 24/ 14-N 6-W No 2nd PM, IN3290__.012


1840 Parke Co, IN Census Index

p. 179
John Combs

p. 183
Joseph Combs


5-4-1847 Parke Co, IN Marriage Index. COOMBS, Delpha Ann & HASTY, Elisah


1848 Parke Co, IN. Deed Book ???? (placeholder) Joseph and Rachael COOMBS to [sons?] Nelson and James.

Notes: According to Combs Researcher Dale Larson, Joseph and Rachael (HERRON) Coombs sold land this year to sons Nelson and James in Parke Co. In. Rachel d in Summer of 1849 according to William H. Huston Letter. Joseph is in 1850 Parke census HH of son, James.

Question: Were Nelson and James termed sons in the deed?.


1850 Parke Co, IN Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Barbara Lovera except as noted)
(Names in parentheses from The USGenWeb Census Project)

Jackson Twp ED 137

p. 159b - 8 Aug 1850

43/43 John Combs 43 M farmer KY
July? (Juley) Ann 44 F NC
Joseph M 17 M farmer IN
William B 15 M IN
Mitchel M 21 M IN
Delphi A 19 F IN
Richard S 13 M IN
Eliza 9 F IN
Andrew J 1 M IN

BL Note: Does anyone know this family?

p. 164 - 15 Aug 1850

108 John NICE 24 M farmer KY
Elsie Jane 18 F IN

BL Note: see HH#135

109 James H. Combs 27 M farmer IN
Elizabeth 18 F IN
Rachel S. 5/12 F IN
Zopher TYLER 8 M IN
Joseph Combs 80 M PA

BL Notes: Joseph COOMBES m 20 Mar 1798, Nelson Co, KY, Rachel HERRON who d in 1849 according to the William Huston Letter. See also Zopher TYLER in HH #110.

110 Mary TYLER 37 F KY
James 19 M farmer IN
Samuel(?) 18 M farmer IN
John 16 M farmer IN
Oswell 14 M IN
Nelson 13 M IN
Absolom 11 M IN
Rachel 10 F IN
Zopher 8 M IN
Nancy 7 F IN
Mary 4 F IN
Sarah 2 F IN
William 1 M IN

BL Notes: Mary "Polly" COOMBS m. Allen TYLER 3-7-1830 Clark Co, IN. Her ancestry unknown (research in progress). Abstract of Will of Allen TYLER pg. 72 [scrap of paper in my notes!] 21 Sep 1854 lists Zopher COLEMAN as guardian of TYLER children: Nancy J., Elizabeth, Sarah, William A., Zopher D. Zopher COLEMAN had married 5 Sep 1839, Parke, Elsey COOMBS. Allen TYLER, John TYLER and Moses TYLER were brothers, s/o Oswell & Peggy REED Tyler. John TYLER m 1861, Neaty COOMBS, d/o Joseph and Delilah WRIGHT Combs and gd/o Joseph & Rachel HERRON Coombs. (See Greene Co, IA obituary of Joseph COOMBS). Also note that Zopher TYLER age 8 is listed in HH#109 and 110.

p. 165 - 14 Aug 1850

135/135 Jesseph NICE 21 M farmer KY
Sarah 23 F OH
Debbing? (Debbory) 1/12 F IN

p. 166

135/135 Con't
Lassy? (Lany) 57 F farmer $100? NC
Robert 15 M farmer KY
Lorinda 17 F KY
Henry 12 M IN
Nelson Combs 31 M farmer $500 IN

BL Notes: Nelson Combs son of Joseph and Rachel HERRON Combs. See also Greene Co, IA.

136/136 Moses TYLER 49 M farmer KY
Martha A 23 F IN
Pheby A 16 F IN
Nancy 15 F IN
Sidney 13 M IN
Adeline 11 F IN
Martha 9 F IN
James H 7 M IN
Nelson 5 M IN
Joseph 4 M IN
Henry 7/12 M IN

BL Notes: Moses TYLER m. 1st Sarah E. COOMBS 8 Mar 1827 Clark Co., IN. Sarah b. 5 Sep 1802 KY, dau. of Joseph COOMBS and Rachel HERRON. Sarah d. 20 Sep 1848 (per Combs Researcher Daryl Combs. Source?) Moses m 2nd Martha A. VANLANDINGHAM, mother of last child Henry. Moses was also a s/o Oswell and Mary REED Tyler.

p. 168 - 16 Aug 1850

156/156 Zopher COLEMAN, Sr. 56 M Farmer 1,400 VA
Alsey 51 F KY
John 21 M Farmer IN
Sarah A. 17 F IN

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: See 9-5-1839 Parke Co, IN Marriage of COOMBS, Elsey & COLEMAN, Sopher [a.k.a. Zopher, sometimes an abbrev. for Christopher]

85th District

p. 273 - 14 Aug 1850

142/142 Sally Combs 43 F Ky
Thomas 24 M farmer IN attended school within the year
Samuel 14 M IN attended school within the year
Persilla 12 F IN attended school within the year
Sarah 8 F IN attended school within the year
John 2 M
Anjaline 16 F IN

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)


1860 Parke Co, IN Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from microfilm copy)

p. 516

578/968 Combs, Joseph 26 m w Farmer 50 IN
Nancy 28 f w IN
George R. 05 m w IN
MONROE, Mary 59 f w PA

Found at: Indiana USGenWeb Archives

p. 516

978/963 Combs, Joseph N.; M, 24, W, IN
Nancy J.; F, 28, W, IN
George R.; M, 5, W, IN
MONROE, Mary; F, 59, W, PA

(this is posted but a different age)

p. 526

1051/1035 DAVIS, David A.; M, 24, W, IN
MERCER, W. P.; M, 32, W, VA
COMBS, Stacy; M, 23, W, IN

(Stacy is posted but in a different Family)

Submitted by Mary (Coombs) Golding

p. 527

1045-1050 Combs, Stacy 23 m w Lawyer 100 IN
living w/ Elisha BRIDGEWATER 36 Farmer

Found at: Indiana USGenWeb Archives

p. 529

1068/1051 ELLISON, Joseph; M, 24, W, VA
Rachael; F, 26 W, VA
Juda; F, 1, W, VA
COMBS, Deman; M, 17, W, VA

(? Deman, could be Denman)

Submitted by Mary (Coombs) Golding

p. 531

1080/1068 Combs, John 55 w m Farmer 400-20 IN
Julia 52 f w IN
Delpha 36 f w IN
Eliz 18 f w IN
Jasper 12 m w IN
Michael 10 m w IN

Flordia Twp

p. 550 taken Jul 31 1860

1214/1193 Combs, Sarah 53 f w 1200-550 IN can not read or write
Thomas 34 m w Farm labor IN
Samuel 26 m w IN
Percille 20 f w IN
Sarah 18 f w IN


1880 Parke County, IN Census

Found at: Indiana USGenWeb Archives

Submitted by Mary (Coombs) Golding

Jackson Twp

p. 594A

Joseph N. COOMBS; Head, M, M, W, 52, Laborer, IN, KY, NC
Nancy J. Wife, F, M, W, 52, Keeps House, IN, KY, PA
Viola CANADA; Other, F, S, W, 19, Servant, IN, IN, IN

p. 594B

William B. COOMBS; Head, M, M, W, 45, Farmer, IN, KY, NC
Mary J. Wife, F, M, W, 38, NC House Keeper, NC, NC
Samuel Son, M, S, W, 9, IN IN, NC
James O. Son, M, S, W, 7, IN IN, NC
Charles Son, M, S, W, 4, IN IN, NC
Sarah R. Dau, F, S, W, 2, IN IN, NC
Walter Son, M, S, W, 5M, IN IN, NC

p. 596A

Andrew COOMBS; Head, M, S, W, 30, Laborer, IN, KY, NC
 

John COOMBS; Head, M, S, W, 73, Farmer, KY, KY, KY
Jane CANADA; G Dau, F, S, W, 20, House Keeper, IN, IN, KY

Note: (Next door to Andrew but listed as Head)

p. 597A

David NELSON; Head, M, M, W, 51, Farmer, KY, MO, MO
Elizabeth J. Wife, F, M, W, 48, House Keeper IN, NC, IN
Laura Dau, F, S, W, 14, Works in House, IN, KY, IN
Amos COOMBS; S Son, M, S, W, 19, Laborer, IN, KY, IN
James H. S Son, M, S, W, 17, Laborer, IN, KY, IN
Delilah E. S Dau, F, S, W, 6, IN KY, IN

p. 598A

Sarah JACKS; Head, F, Wd, W, 52, House Keeper, NC, NC, NC
James Son, M, S, W, 29, Merchant, NC, NC, NC
Lucy Dau, F, S, W, 22, School Teacher, IN, NC, NC
Roxana Dau, F, S, W, 16, Works in House, IN, NC, NC
George COOMBS, G.Son, M, W, W, 16, Works on Farm, IN, NC, NC

p. 608B

Sarah COOMBS; Head, F, Wd, W, 51, Keeps House, OH, OH, OH
Joseph Son, M, S, W, 22, Laborer, IN, KY, OH
Samuel Son, M, S, W, 20, Laborer, IN, KY, OH
Daniel V. Son, M, S, W, 17, Laborer, IN, KY, OH
Lydia Dau, F, S, W, 12, Works in House, IN, KY, OH
Charles Son, M, S, W, 9, IN, KY, OH

p. 610B

Andrew COOMBS; Head, M, M, W, 24, Laborer, IN, IN, OH
Emma Wife, F, M, W, 20, Keeps House, IN, VA, VA
Della Dau, F, S, W, 20, IN IN, IN

George COOMBS; Head, M, M, W, 28, Laborer, IN, IN, OH
Sarah E. Wife, F, M, W, 28 Keeps House, IN, VA, VA
William R. Son, M, S, W, 9, IN IN, IN
Charles F. Son, M, S, W, 3, IN IN, IN
John H. Son, M, S, W, 1, IN IN, IN


1900 Parke County, IN Census

Found at: Indiana USGenWeb Archives

Submitted by Mary (Coombs) Golding

Jackson Twp

p. 104

66/67 COOMBS, Oscar, Head, W, M, Dec 1872
Ida, Wife, W, F, Nov 1880
Edith, Dau, W, F, Oct 1897
Nora, Dau, W, F, Sep 1899

p. 108

135/136 COMBS, George W., Head, W, M, Apr 1851
Sarah E., Wife, W, F, Feb 1852
John, Son, W, M, Apr 1879
Orfa, Dau, W, F, Jun 1883
Liddie M., Dau, W, F, Feb 1886
Lydia D., Dau, W, F, Apr 1888
Maude V., Dau, W, F, Dec 1890
Ora E., Dau, w, F, Sep 1893
Bertha M., Dau, W, F, Mar 1899

p. 110

167/168 THOMPSON, James, Head, W, M, Jun 1862
Fannie, Wife, W, F, Feb 1877
James H., Son, W, M, Nov 1897
COOMBS, Mary, S Dau, W, F, May 1896

172/173 COOMBS, James H., Head, W, M, Sep 1862
Ina O., Dau, W, F, Nov 1892
Claude C., Son, W, M, Oct 1894
Elizabeth, Dau, W, F, Feb 1894
NELSON, Elizabeth J., Mother, W, F, Sep 1832

COOMBS, David, Nephew, W, M, Jul 1884

p. 111

205/206 COOMBS, Joseph N. Head, W, M, May 1828
Calvin N., Son, Head, W, M, Dec 1886
Nancy J., Dau, W, F, Aug 1889
PIERCE, Effie, Servant, W, F, Oct 1875
Ethel M., Boarder, W, F, Jun 1896

p. 114

251/252 COOMBS, William, Head, W, M, Mar 1835
Mary C., Wife, W, F, Dec 1842
Charles, Son, W, M, Jun 1877
Walter, Son, W, M, Dec 1879
Lizzie, Dau, W, F, Apr 1886


Moore Cemetery, located in Jackson Twp, in the bottom SE corner of Parke, n. of Clay Co. and W. of Putnam Co. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving (who has partial copy) MOORE Cemetery Records, a published transcription of cemetery records from "WHOSE'S BURIED IN WHAT CEMETERY IN PARKE COUNTY INDIANA")

p. 6 Middle Portion

J.N. COOMBS, 19th Ind. L.A.


Vinzant Cemetery

Coombs, Samuel H. 05 May 1813 - 07 Aug 1872
Coombs, Sarah A. 23 Sep 1828 - 23 Mar 1905 w/o Samuel H. Coombs
Coombs, Lewis 28 Jun 1865- 15 Mar 1872 s/o S.H & S.A.

Note: This birth date matches the Samuel H. in the 1860 and 1870 census. This also matches the Samuel H. in the 1840 census 20-30. If this is the same Samuel H. then Ameliann CLEMENTS would have died before the 1860 census. The children in the 1840 census 1M 0-5 and 3F 0-5 would have been 20-25 years of age in the 1860 census. The oldest child is George W. at 8 years in 1860 b. 1852 a big break between children. The wife Sarah is 16 years younger than Samuel H. suggests a second marriage.

Jane McCann Walsh


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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