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Clay County was organized on January 2, 1822 from Ray in 1822. In 1833, Clinton was est. from Clay.


1837 Jackson Co MO Land Patent. William Combs. Lexington Office. Vol 5, p. 290; T50NR31WS03, Lot #1, NW ¼, 80 acres (Combs Land of MO)

28 Jul 1838 BLM Patent Description MO1240__.484. Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 10040 Patentee Name: William Combs of Jackson County Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) Signature Present: Y. Signature Date: 7/28/38 Metes/Bounds: N. Survey Date: Subsurface Reserved: N. Land Office: LEXINGTON. Comments: SOUTH OF MISSOURI RIVER Legal Land Descriptions: Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties. 1 1NW 3/ 50-N 31-W N 5TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN 80 Acres Present day counties: Clay and Jackson. (Combs BLM Land of Missouri)

Notes: Since this land was south of the Missouri River, it was in Jackson County, not Clay. See also Combs Land of Jackson Co, MO.


1843/05/01 (Present-day) Ray Co, MO BLM Land Patent Description MO1360__.166 Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 15890 Misc. Document Nr. : Patentee Name: Jackson Combs of Clay Co, MO. Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) Signature Present: Y. Signature Date: 5/1/43 Metes/Bounds: N. Survey Date: Subsurface Reserved: N. Land Office: LEXINGTON. Legal Land Descriptions: Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties 1 SE 33/ 54-N 28-W N 5TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN 0 RAY 2 SWSW 33/ 54-N 28-W N 5TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN 80 Acres. (Combs BLM Land of MO)

Note: Andrew Jackson Combs, s/o John and Lydia Combs of Montgomery Co, KY, was on the 1840 Ray Co, MO Census.


1850 Clay Co, MO Census Index

Platte Twp

P. 357
Cleopatria COUMS


13 Oct 1866. Clay Co, MO Deed Book ???. Sarah Ann Combs purchased about 132 acres in Fishing River Township, Clay County, Missouri on 13 October 1866. This property was acquired from William V. DUNNAVANT. The land was located in sections 24 and 25, Township 52, Range 31.(Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson who adds that Sarah ROGERS m Andrew Jackson Combs (See above)).


1870 Clay Co., MO Census

Liberty Township

#276 Addison F McCormick, age 24,KY,pers val. 1200,Farmer
Lydia, age 22,KY


1880 Clay Co, MO Census

Fishing River Township

Sally Combs 62 KY widow farmer
Horace son 42 KY widow works on farm
Martha dau 39 KY widow
William son 29 KY single
Charles son 23 KY single, works on farm
Williamson son 13 KY works on farm
Elizabeth grand dau 11 KY at school
Leslie grandson 9 KY at school
Allen grandson 7 MO at school
Sallie grand dau 5 MO at school

Note: Sarah Ann ROGERS Combs, widow of Andrew Jackson Combs (see 1860 Montgomery Co, KY census HH 596/596)


1910 Clay Co Census

Fishing River Township

Page No: 7A

143/145 Combs William O. Head M W 60
Hattie Wife F W 43

USGenWeb Archives

Note: DC for William can be found at Missouri Digital Hertiage Death Certificate Search 1910-1957


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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