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Vermillion County on the state's central eastern border, due north of Vigo, was established in 1824 from Parke Co, the Wabash New Purchase and non-county area. No descendant counties. Except where otherwise noted, the source for all marriages is IN Combs Marriages. Except where otherwise noted, the source for all land is Combs BLM Land of Indiana

1830 Vermillion Co IN Census Index

p. 237 Nicholas CARTER
p. 238 Thomas Combs

1830 Vermillion Co IN Census

Helt Twp

Thomas COMBS
Male Female Year Born
2 0 1825-1830
1 1 1820-1825
0 0 1815-1820
0 0 1810-1815
1 1 1800-1810

(Transcribed by Birdie McNutt)

December 31, 1831 Vermillion Co, IN. BLM Land. COMBES Thomas of Vermillion. Y N Indiana 2547 Y Vincennes 1 W1/2NE 17/ 15 N 9 W N 2nd Principal 80 Vermillion IN0060_.018

Notes: This is the same section as Thomas' 1837 patent below. Patents in Section 17:

COMBES, THOMAS 12/31/1831 2547 IN0060__.018
SHORT, RICHARD 09/05/1835 3681 IN0080__.169
BLAKESLEY, ARBA 03/18/1837 7391 IN0150__.334
CARTER, NICHOLAS 03/18/1837 7508 IN0150__.449
BLAKESLEY, ARBA 03/20/1837 8483 IN0170__.422
HARPER, BENJAMIN 03/20/1837 8127 IN0170__.068
RODNEY, DAVID 03/30/1837 9418 IN0190__.349
COMBES, THOMAS 11/07/1837 13077 IN2080__.480
HELT, DANIEL 11/07/1837 12467 IN2070__.370
MITCHELL, HENRY 11/07/1837 12403 IN2070__.306

9-25-1831 Vermillion Co, IN Marriage Records. Abby COOMS & Brannard GOFF

13 Nov 1832 RW Soldier Abraham HAMMAN [sic], b 1753-1754, New Jersey, applied for his RW Pension 13 Nov 1832, Vermillion Co, IN, declaring that he lived in Rockingham Co VA at enlistment, and that after the RW, he moved to Wilkes Co, GA where he m Charity ----- 3 Mar 1783 or 1784. He died 2 Mar 1844, and his widow applied 31 Mar 1846, Vermillion Co IN, aged 83, naming children (not necessarily all): Anne 2nd dau b 8 Jun 1787 & m Nicholas CARTER; Ruth, wife of Geo. PHENICE, Nancy, Eve, John, William, Jeremiah, Abraham, George & Isaac.

(RW Pension File W1008, White)

Notes: According to the research of Combs Researcher Danny Knight, Charity HAMMOCK, d/o Robert & Mary Combs Hammock, was the wife of Rev Soldier Abraham HAMMONS, later removed to Vermillion Co IN. It is not known if they were kin to later Combs of Vermillion County (See also Combs-Hammond Families) Abraham HAMMON has not yet been located on the 1830 Census index, but a Nicholas CARTER is listed on p. 237, and a Thomas Combs on page 238 of the Vermillion Co IN census (Census Index CD; however, microfilm copy of index shows p. 474 for Thomas Combs (Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter) Not known what page Nicholas CARTER on this later source.

November 7, 1837 Vermillion Co, IN. BLM Land. COMBES Thomas Y N Indiana 13077 Y Vincennes 1 SWSE 17/ 15 N 9 W N 2nd Principal 40 Vermillion IN2080_.480

1840 Vermillion Co IN Census Index

Helt Twp

p. 488 Thomas Combs

(Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt)

1840 Vermillion Co IN Census

Helt Twp

pg 487

Simeon CONL(E)Y
Males Females
2 1 1835-1840
0 2 1830-1835
0 0 1820-1825
0 0 1815-1830
0 0 1810-1820
1 1 1790-1800

BTM Note: Simeon Conley age 1790-1800 married on June 9, 1831 to Caster COMBS 1790-1800.

Thomas Combs
Males Females
2 1 1835-1840
0 2 1830-1835
0 0 1820-1825
0 0 1815-1830
0 0 1810-1820
1 1 1790-1800

(Transcribed by Birdie McNutt)

May 25, 1841 Vermillion Co, IN. BLM Land. Combs Job of Clay Co, IN. Y N Indiana 29225 Y Vincennes 1 W1/2NW 33/ 14 N 9 W N 2nd Principal 80 Vermillion IN2410_.234

Patents in Section 33:

COTTELL, STEPHEN S 12/31/1831 2552 IN0060__.023
WHITCOMB, BENJAMIN R 10/01/1835 6682 IN0140__.123
BROWN, JOEL 02/01/1839 15650 IN2140__.049
RUSH, JONAS 08/01/1839 21089 IN2240__.440
RUSH, JONAS 08/01/1839 21090 IN2240__.441
WASHBURN, NATHANIEL 08/01/1839 19765 IN2220__.126
Combs, JOB 05/25/1841 29225 IN2410__.234
TICHENOR, WILLIAM 05/25/1841 29271 IN2410__.280
WARD, ELIJAH 05/25/1841 28881 IN2400__.391

Notes: See also Combs-Tichenor in Vigo Co to the north.

05 Nov 1841 Vermillion Co, IN Marriage Records. Combs, Lucinda & CONLEY, Amos

Note: Lucinda is daughter of Thomas & Prudence BLAKESLEY Combs

11-26-1846 Vermillion Co, IN Marriage Records. Obediah COMS & Loiza Jane HUTCHINSON

Notes: Obediah Combs (s/o Thomas), b ca 1827, IN, and Louisa, b ca 1826, IN, are on the 1850 Appanoose Co, IA census. Also in their household are Levi Combs, b ca 1826, IN, and Francis Combs (male), b ca 1830, IN.

09 Apr 1847 Vermillion Co, IN Marriage Records. Combs, Nancy & LEWIS, Elijah

06 Oct 1847 Vermillion Co, IN Marriage Records. Combs, Thomas & FORD, Sabra Ann

Note: Thomas Combs' first wife Prudence BLAKESLEY, whom he married in Adams Co, OH, 1820, died in c.1841

1850 Vermillion Co IN Census

Helts Township

pg 32

460/465 Amos CONLEY 37 M farmer OH cannot read or write
Lucinda 27 F IN
Caroline 8 F IN
Cynthia 6 F IN
Orlando H. 1 M IL

Note: 05 Nov 1841 Vermillion Co, IN Marriage Records. Combs, Lucinda & CONLEY, Amos

pg 44[/87] - enumerated by J.B. HEDGES 2nd Nov. 1850

616/621 Thomas Combs 50 [56?] M farmer $450 OH
Sebra [Lebia A] 44 F OH
Ada 14 F OH
Pary 13 M IN
William 12 M IN
Julia A. 10 F IN
Martha 10 F IN
Mary G 4/12 IN

1860 Vermillion Co IN Census

Helt Twp

page 83/177 - Enumerated July 6, 1860 by James W. Woods.

558/562 COMBS, Francis 30 M Farmer 270 IN
Mary A. 28 F
Sarah F. 7 F
Alice J. 5 F
Julia M. 4 F
Amanda S. 2 F

560/564 COMBS, Thomas 65 M Farmer 1258/430 Virginia
Sarah F. 44 F Ohio
Mary 10 F Indiana
Amilda 7 F do
Julia Ford 20 F Ohio
Martha 20 F do

561/565 COMBS, Levi 23 M Indiana
Susan J. 23 F Kentucky
Stocker, Mary 6 F do
Maria E. 4 F Indiana
Coal, Mary 40 F Kentucky

573/577 COMBS, Obidiah 33 M Farmer Indiana
Louisa J. 34 F Indiana
Emery 12 M Indiana (Francis E. on 1850 census of Appanoose Co., IA)
William M, 10 M Iowa
Lucretia A. 7 F Iowa
Delila J. 2 F
Cassius H. 4/12 M Indiana

(Transcribed by Birdie McNutt)

1870 Vermillion Co IN Census

Film Series M593, Roll 365

Helt Twp

Enumerated - June 17, 1870 by Thomas Edmonston.

119/126 Living in Household of Jesse Houchin Family
COMBS, Milly 18 WF IN

120/127 COMBS, Levi C. 44 WM 350/200 IN
Susan J. 33 W F KY
Charley B. 6 W M IN
Francis V. 3 W M IN
Stelker, Sarah 18 W F IN
COMBS, Thomas 75 W M 1200/100 OH

(Transcribed by Birdie McNutt)

Helt Twp, Subdivision No 222

Clinton PO

Pg. 67A, 28 Jun 1870

234/242 COMBS, Obediah, 41 M w Farmer, 2,000 IN, cannot read or write
Rebecca, 28 F w Keeping House IN
Emery, 22 M w Farm Hand IN
Loucretia, 8 F w At Home IN, Attended School
Delilah, 13 F w At Home IN, no mark for attended school, cannot read or write
Cashius, 10 M w At Home IN, Attended School
Mack, 8 M w At Home IN, Attended School
Burdett, 4 M w At Home IN
Edwin, 3 M w At Home IN
Cora, 1 F w At Home IN

CW Soldier Benjamin PEARMAN and wife Adah Combs.

(Soldier's name in CWSS database)

Source: Vermillion Co., IN USGenweb, Pension Transcription for Benjamin PEARMAN Transcription by Angeles Oakes. Pertinent Combs related data extracted from transcription and submitted by Sue Elfving

Benjamin PEARMAN 1824-1885, Vermillion Co., Indiana, Private Volunteer of D 85th Infantry, Pension File #168276

Enlisted, Aug. 6th 1862, Mustered, blank
Discharged, Sept. 2nd 1864
Benjamin PEARMAN d. 17 May 1885, age 60, Vermillion Co., IN (DC in pension file)

Benjamin married first to Mary Ann LAZWELL who died in May 1856. Benjamin PEARMAN remarried on 20 July 1856 to Adah Combs (certified copy of marriage record in pension file).

Apparent brother-in-law was Francis C. Combs aka Frank Combs (b. c1830), age 52 per 22 Nov. 1882 deposition. Resided Toronto, Vermillion Co., IN but lived in Park County until a few year previous.

Two daughters are identified in the pension application:

Mollie M PEARMAN born 18 Oct. 1866, deaf and blind at age 24, res. Hillsdale, Vermillion Co, IN

Rosa Leona PEARMAN b. about 30 Nov. 1877 (youngest child and claimant)

Adah Combs PEARMAN, widow, d. 31 dec. 1889 per Francis C. Combs.

SE Note: Is this Adah Combs the same as Adah, age 14, in the 1850 Vermillion Co., IN household (see above) of Thomas Combs? Francis Combs (two households before Thomas) is the right age to be the Francis C. Combs, brother-in-law of Benjamin PEARMAN. If so, could he also be the Francis, age 20, in the Appanoose Co, IA census along with Obediah, and Levi? Apparently Francis returned with Obediah and Levi to Vermillion Co, IN. by 1860.

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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