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Barry Co MO was established in 1835 from Greene Co MO. In 1838 Newton Co was established with a long-standing disputed overlap with Barry.


1850 Barry Co MO

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter from 1850 BARRY CO MO; printed book published by Vivian Roller & Lisa Lamp)

No Combs

Census page 419

278/278 HAWK, John 45 TN blacksmith
Elizabeth 35 TN
Jacob 22 TN farmer
John 20 TN blacksmith
William 17 TN blacksmith
SNIDER, Elizabeth 13 IN
CH_TON, William 45 VA gunsmith
CORN?, John 2 MO

Notes: John HAWK was the s/o Jacob HAWK d 1829 Warren Co, TN, believed to have been the same Jacob HAWK whose widow, Mary (WARREN?) m in Jun 1829, Warren Co TN, Martin JOHNSON, widower of Sarah Combs of Hawkins and Warren Co TN, from where Combs, HAWKS and JOHNSONS removed to Madison Co AR. John HAWK m (1) by 1827 Unknown GROVE; (2) aft 1827, Susan COLLIER; (3) Elizabeth SMITH (above). In 1830, John HAWK appears on Warren Co TN Census; and in 1840 in Fayetteville, Washington Co AR as John HOCK. See Also 1860 below.


1860 Barry Co MO

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter from 1860 BARRY CO MO published by Lisa Lamp)

Sugar Creek Twp

p. 838, June 16 1860

199/195 RUCKER, Eliot, 46, m, Farmer, b. Tenn., RE=(c/r), PP=$750
Rebecca, 39, f, b. IL
William, 12, m, b. MO
Elizabeth, 8, f, b. MO
Perry, 5, m, b. MO

(Source: Heritage Quest Original Census Images, Benton Co., MO., Sugar Crk Twp, Series: M653 Roll: 606 Page: 838)

Note: Appears to be Rebecca Combs RUCKER, the d/o of Jesse Combs whose will was probated in 1848 in Henry Co, MO, and who was identified in said will as daughter Rebecca, wife of Elliet RUCKER. On 21 Mar 1841 Rebecca Combs married 21 Mar 1841 Elliott RUCKER, Jasper Co, MO (Jasper Co, MO GenWeb Archives, Marriages 1841-1854). Is it a coincidence this family only lives 10 houses from George R. Combs whose ancestry is yet unknown? Family previously found in 1850 in Jasper Co., Mo. census. By 1870, Elliot and Rebecca were living in Madison Co, AR.

209/210 Combs, George R 39 IN farmer
Martha H 41 KY
Oliver 17 IN
Martha 15 IN
John D 2 MO
McWADE , A J 21 m NY farm laborer
MOYERS, Clarinda 18 IN
Ephem 14 f IN
V T 11 m IN

Notes: Not identified?

p. 852, June 21 1860

296/290 L A RUCKER, 36, f, domestic farmer, PP=$100, b. IL
W P, 18, m, farm laborer, b. MO
James R, 16, m, b. MO
John F, 13, m, b. MO
Martha A, 11, f, b. MO
Louisa, 9, f, b. MO
Eliot, 7, m, b. MO
P L, 5, m, b. MO

(Source: Heritage Quest original census images)

Note: Appears to be Lucy Ann Combs RUCKER (wife or possibly widow of John RUCKER). Family found previously in the 1850 Newton Co, MO census. Lucy was the d/o of Jesse Combs of Henry Co., Mo. Lucy is next found in the 1870 Sharp Co, AR census.

Shoal Creek Twp

#539-52 INMON, John H. 28 TN
Virginia 26 AR (nee:CLARK)
Nancy C. 04 MO
John H. Jr. 03 MO
Charity A. 01 MO

#540-528 INMON, P.W. 25 TN
Tennessee 24 AR (nee:CLARK)
Mary C. 04 MO
Nancy E. 02 MO

#549-537 FLY, Jeremiah 28 TN
Levina 22 AR (nee:CLARK)
Lorenzo D. 04 MO
Milton A. 6/12 MO

#551-539 CLARK, Thos. 51 TN
Nancy 48 TN
Charity 17 AR
James 15 AR
John 13 AR
Jeremiah 11 AR
Levi 09 AR
Thos. C. 07 AR

Note: Nancy d/o Jeremiah and Charity RHODES Combs (the same who "housed" the FULLINGTONS 1860 Madison Co, AR)
Also see Wright Co, MO A Small Mystery

#557-545 JOHNSON, Uriah 34 TN farmer
Elizabeth 29 TN
Zamon 11 f AR
John T 10 AR
Elisa J 8 AR
Francis M 6 m MO
Henry K 4 MO
William P 2 MO
James F 4/12 MO
GUEST, Moses 23 AR

Notes: Uriah J. JOHNSON (s/o John Clark and Sybill SPRINGER Johnson) m Elizabeth CLARK, d/o Thomas & Nancy Combs Clark, and gd/o Jeremiah & Charity RHODES Combs, the latter s/o Mason Combs of Hawkins Co TN (1801 land trust witnessed by Martin JOHNSON who m (1) Sarah Combs - see above and below and see 1850 Madison Co AR Census)

Flat Creek Twp

#1080-1055 STACEY, Levy 51 NC farmer
Patsey 42 TN
Sarah A 20 MO
Josiah J 16 MO farm laborer
Elmira J 13 MO
Raichel E 10 MO
Mariah E C 8 MO
Levy Jr 6 MO
Elihue J 2 MO

Notes: Identity?

#1083-1059 HAWK, John 56 TN farmer
Betsey 46 TN
Mary 86 NC

Notes: See 1850 Barry Co MO Census Notes re John HAWK and wife, Elizabeth (Betsy) SMITH. The above Mary is believed to have been his mother, Mary (WARREN?) Hawk (Johnson)(?) who also appears in 1860 Madison Co AR census in HH of her daughter, Rhoda HAWK, wife of Greenberry GIBSON (although with different age and birth state, of course, and under name Mary JOHNSON); and 1850 Madison Co AR as 2nd wife of Martin JOHNSON, widower of Sarah Combs, by whom she had no issue. Martin JOHNSON d in 1851 in Madison Co AR.

#1085-1060 HAWK, Jesse 48 TN blacksmith
Elizabeth 58 NC
Jacob J 31 AR farmer
Permenda M 16 AR

Notes: Jesse HAWK, s/o Jacob HAWK, d 1829, Warren Co, TN, and brother of John of #1083, m (1) ca 1832 in Madison/Washington Co AR, Elizabeth HOLMESLEY. Jacob J. HAWK'S age was probably 21, not 31, based on 1850 Madison Co AR Census. Jesse returned to Madison Co AR where he d 8 Jul 1884.

#1086-1061 HAWK, William 28 TN farmer
Elizabeth 17 NY
John B Y 2 MO

Notes: William Calhoun HAWK, s/o John & Unknown GROVE Hawk, m 10 Jun 1857, Roby Elizabeth WEEKLY.

#1091-1066 HAWK, Raiche 32 TN domestic
Elizabeth 12 MO
Jasper 11 MO
Newton 8 MO
Rinda 7 MO

Notes: John HAWK, Jr., s/o John & Unknown GROVE Hawk, Sr., m Rachael UNKNOWN per HAWK Researcher Joe Hock.

#1093-1068 HAWK, Jacob 30 TN farmer
Elizabeth 21 IN
Larry E 2 f MO

Crane Creek Twp

1310-1285 HAWK, G W 23 m AR farmer
Laura 20 KY
WOOD, James 23 MO farmer
Sarah E 21 AR

Notes: George Washington "Gee" HAWK, s/o John and Unknown GROVE Hawk? Or George Washington HAWK, s/o Jesse & Elizabeth HOLMESLEY Hawk? (above) #1085-1060

Question 2: Sarah E. (nee Hawk) - Is she daughter of Jesse Hawk?

  1. Sarah's first two children were Jesse Tipton and George Washington Wood. Jesse's middle name, Tipton, came from his paternal grandfather could Jesse have come from his maternal grandfather? Also, George Washington was a common name in the Hawk family but not in the Wood family.
  2. Sarah was also born in Arkansas, the same as Jesse Hawk's other children. She would also have fallen nicely between two of the other children.
  3. It is oral tradition that the Wood younger Wood family had some Indian blood. I believe that it came through the Hawk/Hock family

(Posed by Michael James Brower Mail Archive Subj: Hawk/Hock query)


1870 Barry Co MO Census

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter from 1870 BARRY CO MO published by Lisa Lamp)

Flat Creek Twp

#14 HAWK, Jacob 41 TN farmer
Sarah E 31 IN
Laura E 12 MO
Ewing P 9 MO
Carmelia K 1 MO

#50 HAWK, J G 40 m TN
Angeline 24 VA

#53 STACY, E J 40 m NC
Martha F 18 MO
Mary E 14 MO
Lizzie J 12 MO
Joseph 10 MO
Dory A 1 f MO

#176 HAWK, Rachel 43 TN
Jasper 21 MO
Marinda 17 MO

Shoal Creek Twp

#96 INNMAN, Jennie 37 AR
Nancy C 16 TX [nee:CLARK]
John H. 13 MO
Charity 11 MO
Thomas J. 09 MO
James 18 AR

#101 FLY, John 26 MO
Charity 26 AR
Fountain E. 05 m MO
Miranda 03 MO RUCKMAN, Sarah 22 MO serv

#102 CLARK, James 25 AR
Margaret 21 TN
Thomas 01 MO

#200 Combs, Wheeling 37 TN farmer
Emily J 22 TN
Wesley L 15 AR
Martha J 10 AR
Sarah 6 AR

#205 Combs, Mason 47 TN farmer
Margaret 46 TN
John W 16 AR
Elizabeth 14 AR
Teresa J 13 AR
Sarah E 10 AR
Marcus J 9 AR

#245 CLARK, Thomas 61 TN
Nancy 58 TN
Jeremiah 21 AR
REED, James 18 AR
INNMAN, Tennessee 34 AR
Nancy E. 12 MO
Eliza J. 10 MO

#247 FLY, Louvina 33 f AR [nee:CLARK]
Lorenzo 13 MO
Milton 11 MO
Calvin 08 MO

#259 JOHNSON, Urias 44 TN farmer
Elizabeth 43 TN
Ann 18 AR
Eliza J 16 AR
Francis M 17 m MO
Henry K 14 MO
Jasper 12 MO
James 10 MO
Charity 7 MO
Margaret 4 MO
Andy J 3 MO
Mary A (Oct) 8/12 MO

Notes: Mason Canada (m Margaret E. HOGAN) and Wheeling Combs (m Susan Emily Jane STEPHENS) were s/o and Nancy CLARK d/o Jeremiah & Charity RHODES Combs of Hawkins & Warren Cos TN and Madison Co AR (Goodspeeds' History of Northwest Arkansas, Madison Co, AR Biography of John David Combs), and gs/o Mason & Dorothy Combs of Hawkins Co TN. In 1850, Wheeling was in Madison Co AR and in 1860, in Carroll Co AR. In both 1850 and 1860, Mason Canada was in Madison Co AR.

Cassville Mo

#29 HAWK, Wm 39 TN blacksmith
Roby 26 f MO
Byron 12 MO
Dara 9 MO
William 7 MO
Carsie 5 m MO
Charles 2 MO
DENTON, Jackson 34 AR

#60 HAWK, B S 55 f TN
Angeline 21 MO


1894. Purdy, Barry Co, MO. Married Cumie Talitha Combs, b Benton Co, AR and James William COURTNEY. Cumi died: 1953 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co, Florida. According to her obituary, she had a sister, Lucie FRANCIS, Wilsey, Morris Co, Kansas and a brother, Jessie Combs, Wichita Falls, Witchita Co, TX, both still living when she died. (Obituary Abstract by Combs Researcher Pat Scheer)


26 Mar 1906 Cassville Democrat, Barry Co, MO. "Mrs. Susan Emily Jane Combs. Died March 26, 1906; born Roan Co., Tenn. July 3, 1838; daughter of Thomas STEPHENS; moved to Madison Co., Ark. 1852; married Whellin [sic] Combs Oct. 29, 1853; came to Barry Co. 1867; buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery." (Extracted from ANSEARCHIN' 23:2, Summer, 1976, with the "Abstracts from the Cassville Democrat" published in Cassville, Missouri. Contributed by Ms. Ruth Browning, Box 657, Station A, Searcy, Ark. 72143)


21 Feb 1907 Cassville Democrat, Barry Co, MO. George HAWKS. Formerly of Cassville, died Feb. 21, 1907, age 77, at Van Couver [sic] Washington; born in Warren Co., Tenn; came to Barry Co. [MO] at age 15. (ANSEARCHIN' 23:2, Summer, 1976, with the "Abstracts from the Cassville Democrat" published in Cassville, Missouri. Contributed by Ms. Ruth Browning, Box 657, Station A, Searcy, Ark. 72143.)


23 Sep 1907 Cassville Democrat, Barry Co, MO "WILLIAM CALHOUN HAWK and wife, former MISS ROBY ELIZABETH WEEKLY: Fiftieth wedding celebrated on Sept. 23, 1907. He was born in Warren Co., Tenn. Oct. 6, 1832, son of John HAWK, native of Penn. His father came to Barry Co. in 1840 with sons, Jacob W., William C., and Gee Hawk. The mother had died in McMinnville [Warren Co], Tenn." (ANSEARCHIN' 23:2, Summer, 1976, with the "Abstracts from the Cassville Democrat" published in Cassville, Missouri. Contributed by Ms. Ruth Browning, Box 657, Station A, Searcy, Ark. 72143.)


Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Combs: Wheelin May 29, 1832 - May 25, 1909
Emily J. [STEPHENS] July 3, 1838 - Mar 27, 1906 (His wife-double headstone)

(Barry Co MO Cemetery Records, Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Combs: M.C. [Mason Canada] Jan 11, 1823 - Sept 2, 1921
" Margaret [HOGAN] June 10 1823 - Aug 24, 1895
Wesley Aug 16, 1854 - Mar 3, 1901
Melvia Oct 31, 1856 - July 5, 1931 (wife - double headstone)

Combs: M.J. Rev. [Marcus J.] April 10 1860 - July 6, 1922
M. Alice Aug 12, 1862 - Nov 7, 1944 ( Wife - double headstone)

(Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews who adds: There are other Combs buried here, Everett and Ethel Combs, children of M.J. and M.A. (Marcus J. and M. Alice Combs

Corsicana Cemetery

Nancy Jane [Combs] Clark 3 Oct 1812 - 14 Apr 1890
Thomas CLARK 20 Mar 1809 - 3 Aug 1884

(Combs Researcher Tom Lincoln)

Wilson L. Combs Sept 11, 1848 - Apr 2 1869 son of M.C. and M.E. Combs

(Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Tom Lincoln adds: After 1850, as mining developed in Barry Co. MO, the Combs and CLARKS and others moved back and forth between Madison Co. AR, where they farmed, and Barry Co. MO, where they worked in the mines. Mines in this area were already on maps before 1800. Barry Co. became strategically important during the Civil War because of the lead mines. See Also Jasper Co MO


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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