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Kinderhook County MO was established in 1841 from Benton, Pulaski and non-county area. In 1843, it's name was changed to Camden. In 1849, Laclede was established from Camden.


According to the Kingman Co KS biography of Albert Combs, he was b in Van Buren (then Warren) Co TN in 1831, the s/o Simon & Martha MURRELL Combs of Hawkins & Warren Cos, TN, but raised mostly in Camden Co MO. He has been found in neither the records of Camden Co, MO or Camden, Ray Co, MO, but instead in Greene Co MO where he m in 1851.


1850 Camden Co, MO Census Index

(No Combs by surname)

208 COMB, Jenish? 59 MA
Thomas 24 OH Clerk
Tyler 20 VA Farmer
RICHARDSON, Lucy 8 MO

Camden County, Missouri GENWeb

13th District

Page 3158 (315)

20 David VAUGHT
"Combs" Vaught 26 KY
Jonathan Vaught, age 10 MO
America Vaught, age 4 MO
William Vaught, age 5/12 MO

(Combs Researcher Keither Sanderson - partial record)

Notes: See 1837 Morgan Co, MO marriage of David and Sophony Combs Vaught (possibly significant due to the following record. David and Sophony (Sephronia?) Combs Vaught were in Sebastian Co, AR by 1860.


1860 Federal Census Camden County, Missouri

Auglaize Township

2500/990 Combs, Andrew J. 27 Farmer KY
Mary E. 27 MO
Elizabeth 6 MO
Margaret J. 5 MO
Francis E. 3 MO
Thompson 4/12 MO
Clark, Andrew J. 18 Mail carrier MO


21 Mar 1860 (Allen County, Kentucky Deed book 2 page 562) Deed by Thomas Combs of Allen Co KY, mentions, among others, his sons, "…William, James & Elijah [Combs] who lives in Morgan Co. & in Camden Co MO…"

Notes: It is not clear which of Thomas' sons live where, and it appears more likely that Thomas Combs was referring to Morgan Co MO, due north of Camden Co MO, than to organ Co KY. No record found in this county; however, see both Morgan Co MO and Pettis Co MO


1870 Federal Census Camden County, Missouri

Auglaize Township

Combs, Samuel 36 Farmer KY
Mary W. 35 KY
John F. 11 KY
Marthy J. 7 KY
Andrew J. 5 KY
Margaret I. 2 MO
Samuel (Dec)7/1 MO

Note: This is Samuel Combs b. 1834 from Allen County, Kentucky and his brother Andrew Jackson COMBS (in 1860 above) son's of Thomas COMBS 1770-1862. This is most likely the Samuel born 1834 & found in HH of Thomas COMBS rather than the Samuel born 1843 that is listed by some researchers as being the son of Thomas COMBS [1770-1862]. (Birdie McNutt) See Mail archive post Subject: COMBS&c.: MO-Camden Co. Andrew & Samuel

Note: Son - John F., age 11---he is the son that was in the 1860 ky. census of Thomas Combs, Samuel and Mary Ann Combs (Samuel's 1st wife Mary Harrison), and their child J.T.--should be J.F.


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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