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Union County was established in 1821 from Fayette, Franklin and Wayne. Descendant Counties: None

Unless otherwise noted, source for all marriages in Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana


1-18-1828 Union Co, IN Marriages. COOMS, Margaret & DUBOIS, Charles


1-15-1829 Union Co, IN Marriages. COOMS, Isaac & STARBUCK, Elmira


1830 Union Co, IN Census Index

p. 216
William COOMS

p. 237
Isaac COOMS

Notes: William COOMS, possibly the same who m Mary Ann DUBOIS in 1815 in parent county of Franklin in 1815 (and on 1820 Franklin census). See above and below re DUBOIS.


7-19-1836 Union Co, IN Marriages. COOMES or Combs, Aaron & KROOM, Charlotte

Notes: Not on 1840 Union Co, IN Census.


8/20/1838 Jay Co, IN BLM Patent. Land in present-day Jay Co, IN (est. in 1835 from Randolph and Delaware) was patented by William COOMES of Union Co, IN.

(Combs Indiana BLM Land)


1840 Union Co, IN Census Index

Page 296
William COOMES
Jacob COOMES

Page 300
Isaac COOMS

Page 316
George COOMS


8-24-1843 Union Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, Sarah Ann & MORRIS, Joseph


11-1-1846 Union Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, Joel & CHINALT, Amanda


4-6-1848 Union Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, Mary Jane & CLARK, John


11-30-1848 Union Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, William Alderman & DAVID, Mahala

Notes: Not on 1850 Union Co, IN Census.


1850 Union Co, IN Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Liberty Center Twp

pg 313

475/475 Joel COOMBS 37 M cabinet maker $500 PA
Amanda 26 F Va
Sarah H. 3 F IN
Juliet 1 F IN

Notes: Joel and Amanda CHINALT Coombs m 11-1-1846 Union Co, IN

476/476 Elizabeth COOMBS 41 F NJ
Rachael 16 F NJ sch
Jno. W 6 M IN sch
Ann M. 4 IN

Union Township

pg 335 (cont. on pg 336)

802/802 David COOMBS 26 M saddler $600 IN
Eliza 21 F IN
Lydia S. 5 F IN
Daniel ROSE 18 M saddler IN sch


1851 According to the 1914 Boone Co, IN biography of Ben F. COOMBS, he was born in Lebanon [Boone Co], Indiana, April 10, 1861 to George and Lydia A. (DEBOIS) Coombs, “both natives of Union County, Indiana, where they grew to maturity, were educated and married, and remained there until in 1851, when they removed to Lebanon where they established the future home of the family… Both the COOMBS and DEBOIS families came originally from New Jersey.”

Notes: George has not been located on either the 1850 Boone, nor Union Co, IN census enumerations.Also note that DEBOIS may have been DUBOIS (1828 Union Co Cooms-Dubois marriage)


East/Drook Cemetery

George Coombs died May 13, 1845 - age 40 yrs old

Isaac P. Coombs died 17 October, 1862 - age 22 yrs, 2 mos, 19 dys - Civil War

John Coombs died 31 August, 1873 - age 30 yrs, 5 mos, 29 days - Civil War Veteran (Based on John's age I think he was the son of Elizabeth listed as 6 in the 1850 census)

Note: Also listed in the news papers published between 1822-1846 in the Union Co. is an Isaac Coombs is listed as a Cabinet maker & justice of the peace. This is probably the Isaac Coombs in the 1840 census and the father of Isaac P. Coombs killed in the civil war.

Submitted by Robert Jensen (descendant of Murphy Combs of Sumner IL).


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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