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Tippecanoe County was established in 1826 from unorganized territory and Parke. Descendant Counties: 1830: Clinton.

For this county: No Combs located on 1820-1840 census index. No Combs located in pre-1850 marriages. No Combs located in BLM Land Patents.


1850 Tippecanoe Co, IN Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Jackson Township

pg 194

21/21 John BANWELL 51 M farmer $2250 Va
Rebecca 32 F MD
Eliza 21 F OH attended school within the year
Rebecca 19 F OH attended school within the year
Susannah 16 F OH attended school within the year
Sarah 15 F Ia attended school within the year
Margaret 12 F Ia attended school within the year
John COMBS 11 M Ia attended school within the year
George COMBS 9 M Ia attended school within the year
William BROCK 18 M Ia attended school within the year

Randolph Township

pg 232

547/547 Joseph COMBS 27 M farmer Ky
Charles PHILIPS 34 M farmer $800 MD
Jane 26 F OH cannot read or write
William 10 M OH
Sarah 8 F OH attended school within the year
John 6 M OH attended school within the year
Denton 4 M OH
Ruth 2 F Ia


1887 (unnamed) Newspaper Article from Tippecanoe County.

The venerable James Reed, of New Albany, who is now making his home with his brother, David Reed, of Octagon, is very low with lung troubles. These brothers are the only ones left of a family of twelve children. Their father, William Reed, moved from Virginia to Kentucky in 1794, and from Kentucky to Indiana in 1800. James was born, April 1802 and David in March, 1804, making them respectively 85 and 83 years of age.

When young they spent part of their time at Fort Reed, and saw more Indians than whites in their boyhood days. Their brother, Joseph Reed, was noted as the “Boy Indian Figher and Hunter”.

Joseph and David were born near the Ohio river, in Clarke county, Indiana. James was a ship carpenter and was on the last boat that came from New Orleans to Louisville, proceeding the opening of hostilities in 1861. David moved from Clarke county, Indiana to the farm on which he now lives, near Octagon, in 1850

Note: James Reed, born 12 Apr 1802, is the son of William and Sarah Coombs Reed. See Family Record of William and Sarah Coombs Reed.


Tippecanoe Co, IN Cemetery Records

Mt. Zion/Hebron Cemetery

Hannah COOMBS 2 May 1779 - 8 Aug 1859

(Combs Researcher James Vandermark from "Tippecanoe Cemeteries by D.A.R.)

JVNotes: Hannah GRIFFITH m 25 Sep 1801, Shelby Co, KY, Joel COOMBS, who had d 16 Jun 1853 in Clark Co, KY (s/o Jesse & Sarah COOMBS)


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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