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Switzerland County was established in 1814 from Dearborn and Jefferson, and lies directly across the river from the present-day Kentucky Counties of Carroll (est. in 1838 from Henry, Gallatin and Trimble) and Gallatin (est. in 1799 from Franklin and Shelby).

Note: Except where otherwise indicated, source for all Switzerland County, Indiana marriages is Index to IN Combs Marriages and source for all Switzerland Co, IN Land is Index to Combs BLM Land of Indiana.


1815/11/06 Switzerland Co, IN Marriages. Combs, Elizabeth & Augustine OBRYAN


1820 US Census Index, Switzerland Co, IN

Craig Twp

p. 166
George ASH

p. 170
Benjamin Combs


9 Aug 1824 Daviess Co, IN BLM Land Patent. COOMBS Benjamin (of Switzerland Co, IN) Y N Indiana 604 Y August 9, 1824 Vincennes 1 E1/2SE 30/ 5 N 5 W N 2nd Principal 80 Daviess IN0020_.092

(Combs BLM Land of Ohio)


1826/01/18 Switzerland Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, Edward & Frances MARTIN


1829/02/12 Switzerland Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, Rachel & Elisha HEATH


1829/08/28 Switzerland Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, Rachel & Benjamin THRESHER


1830 US Census Index, Switzerland Co, IN

p. 035/068
Sarah Combs


1833/08/27 Switzerland Co, IN Marriages. Combs, Elizabeth & Jeremiah MCKAY


14 Aug 1834 Coombs Edward of Switzerland Co, IN. Y N Ohio 3627 Y August 14, 1834 Cincinnati 1 NWSW 36/ 2 N 4 W N 1st Principal 39.6 Lands In Indiana OH0310_.085

(Combs Land of Ohio)

Notes: The above land is in Twp. 2 North, Range 4 West, Section 36 and was of particular interest since, even though the land was in Indiana, the patent was issued in Ohio (Cincinnati Land Office). The patent certificate indicated that Edward COOMBS was then of Switzerland Co, IN. Also patenting land in this same section (Ohio BLM Records) were:

Patentee Name, Signature Date, document Nr., Accession Nr., Certified Doc.
11/01/1830 MCKAY, JAMES 11/01/1830 1382 OH0260__.328
11/01/1830 MCKAY, JAMES 11/01/1830 1437 OH0260__.383
03/01/1836 MCKAY, MOSES 03/01/1836 4788 OH0330__.253


1840 US Census Index, Switzerland Co, IN

Craig Twp

P. 150
Edward Combs

P. 155
Sarah Combs


1844/08/05 Switzerland Co, IN Marriages. Combs, Eliza Jane & SMITH, John


1849/02/12 Switzerland Co IN Marriages. Combs or COMMES, John & McKAY, Cynthia Ann


1850 Switzerland Co., IN Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Craig Township

Pg 361

144/144 Edward Combs 52 M farmer $600 Ky
Frances 48 F OH

Notes: Edward and Frances MARTIN Combs m 18 Jan 1826, Switzerland?

Pg 364

182/182 William N. Combs 26 M farmer Ia
Mary 24 F Ia
Ira 4 M Ia
Sarah E. 2 F Ia

Notes: See 1845 Jefferson Co, IN marriage of William N. and Mary or Nancy WILKINS. Not known if same.


Feb 1860 Switzerland Co, IN Mortality Schedule. Sarah Combs, b PA, d Feb 1850, age 65 (b ca 1795). Cause of Death: Consumption.

(Combs Researcher Pat Orton)

Notes: Not found on 1850 census yet. May be Sarah "Sally" GILMORE (GILMON?), widow of Benjamin Combs whom she m 6 Jan 1810, Nelson Co, KY


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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