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Gentry County was est. in 1841 from Clinton Co, MO.


1850 Gentry Co, MO Census

Jackson Twp

P. 196B, Lines 10-14

Combs, Aaron; male, age 39, farmer, born in Kentucky
Ruth; female, age 41, born in Virginia
Nancy, female, age 18, born in Kentucky
Alsey J.; female, age 15, born in Kentucky
Elijah; male, age 12, born in Kentucky

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson from the 1850 US Census, Missouri - Gentry County)

MRW Notes: William M. Combs in his 1898 Dickey Diary interview states abt Aaron Combs, s/o Matthew and Frankie BROWN Combs, Sr., "…Aaron married Ruth DICKERSON…lived and died in Missouri…" Aaron m 7 Dec 1829, Perry Co, KY (Groom's Index) and appears on 1830 Perry Co, KY Census adj. to his parents. He is missing in 1840.


1 Dec 1851. Matthew Combs. Accession # MO4560.081. Document # 9017. Cash Entry Sale. Signature Date: 1 DEC 1851. Description: NW NW; Section 34, Township 62, Range 32; Acres: 40. County: Gentry

(BLM Entries extracted by Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson - BLM Land index for MO pending)

15 Apr 1853 Aaron Combs Accession # MO4590.443; Document # 11068; Cash Entry Sale; Signature Date: 15 APR 1853; Description: SE NE; Section 17, Township 62, Range 32; Acres: 40; County: Gentry.

Matthew Combs Accession # MO4620.411; Document # 12530; Cash Entry Sale; Signature Date: 2 OCT 1854; Description: NE NW; Section 34, Township 62, Range 32; Acres: 40; County: Gentry

Matthew Combs Accession # MO4630.467; Document # 13151; Cash Entry Sale; Signature Date: 2 OCT 1854; Description: NW SW; Section 33, Township 62, Range 32; Acres: 40; County: Gentry

Matthew Combs Accession # MO4740.235; Document #14080; Cash Entry Sale; Signature Date: 1 JUL 1857; Description: NE SE; Section 32, Township 62, Range 32; SE NE; Section 32, Township 62, Range 32; Acres: 80; County: Gentry

Aaron Combs Accession # MO4740.394; Document #14740; Cash Entry Sale; Signature Date: 1 DEC 1857; Description: W ½ Lot 1; Section 5, Township 62, Range 32; W ½ Lot 2; Section 5, Township 62, Range 32; Acres: 81.31; County: Gentry

1854-1855 Gentry Co, MO Land Aaron Combs Plattsburg Abstract, Vol 11, 211; 62, 32 W, N 1/2, Lot #2, NE ¼; 81 acres, 31 poles (Combs Land of MO)

1854-1855 Gentry Co, MO Land Matthew Combs Plattsburg Abstract, Vol 11, 228; 34, 62 32 W NW 1/4, NW ¼, 11; 40 acres (ibid.)

Notes: The same Dickey Diary interview also states that Aaron's brother, Matthew Combs, lived and died in Missouri (having m Sallie WILLIAMS). Matthew was on the 1840 Breathitt Co, KY Census; and in 1850 was in Andrew Co, MO.


1 Sep 1856, Worth Co, MO Land Patent for Romeo Combs of Gentry Co, MO
40 acres, Worth Co., NESW Sec/Block 15/, Twp: 65-N, Range 30-W
Accession/Serial #: MO4690__.140, BLM Serial #: MO NO S/N

Notes: Romeo Combs previously found in the 1850 Perry Co, IL household of Elizabeth RIDDLE Combs, probable widow of Aquilla Combs Sr. In the same household with Romeo in 1850 are brothers Burrell and Aquilla [Jr.] who also migrate to Gentry and Worth Cos.


6 Dec 1858. Andrew Co, MO Deed Book 8, p. 506. Manlove & Ellen CRANOR to Matthew and Martha Ann Combs of Gentry Co, MO [sic], one section, E ½ SW, SE & SW SW, Section 12, Township 59, Range 35.

11 Dec 1858 Andrew Co, MO Deed Book 8, p. 498. Matthew and Martha Ann Combs of Gentry Co, MO [sic] to Manlove & Ellen CRANOR, one section, E ½ SW, SE & SW SW, Section 12, Township 59, Range 35. Matthew Combs. Martha Ann (her mark) Combs. (Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)


Aquilla Combs and his wife Sarah of DeKalb Co, MO, sold land in Gentry County in 1859 and were living in Gentry County in the 1860 census. Aquilla Combs may be the same as Aquilla, age 16, living with his apparent mother Elizabeth RIDDLE Combs, and brothers Burrel (aka Andrew B.) and Romeo Combs in the 1850 Perry Co, IL census. Their mother appears to have been the widow of Acquilla Combs, son of RW Gilbert Combs and Christianna DENTON of Shenandoah Co, VA, and Hardeman Co, TN. It appears that brothers Andrew Burrell Combs and Acquilla Combs, as well as Deborah Combs McILVAIN and Catherine Combs PYLE (possibly sisters?) all migrated from Perry Co., IL to Gentry Co, MO.

1859

(Source: History of Gentry and Worth Counties, Missouri, with … (St. Joseph, MO. 1882. National Historical Company Publishers), Morris Library - University of Delaware, University of Delaware, Newark DE., submitted by Regina Barry).

"The first instrument recorded after the organization of the county was the following: This deed, made and entered into this the seventeenth day of October, in the year of Our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty nine, by and between Aquilla COMBS and Sarah S. COMBS, the wife of the said Aquilla COMBS, of the county of DeKalb, and State of Missouri, of the first Part, and Lawrence DOY, of the county of Gentry, and State of Missouri, of the second part, witness; that the said parties of the first part for and consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract, piece or parcel of land, lying and being in the County of Gentry, and State of Missouri, to wit: Commencing at the northeast corner of John HAYS' land, thence east five rods; thence south sixteen rods; thence west five rods' thence north sixteen rods, to the place of beginning, it being on the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-three, in township sixty-six, of range thirty. To have and to hold the said tract, piece or parcel of land, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any way appertaining unto him, the party of the second part, and to their heirs, executors and administrators, doth covenant and agree that they will warrant and forever defend the title to the said tract, piece or parcel of land, and every part thereof, unto him the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claim or claims of every person whomsoever. In testimony whereof, the said party of the first part have herewith set their hands and seals the day and year first herein written.

AQUILLA COMBS, [SEAL.]

SARAH S. COMBS, [SEAL.]

STATE OF MISSOURI,

COUNTY OF DEKALB, ss.

Be it remembered that on the seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty-nine before me the undersigned Notary Public within and for the county aforesaid, personally appeared Aquilla COMBS and Sarah S. COMBS, his wife, who are personally known to me to \be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing and within deed as parties thereto, and severally acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned; and the said Sarah S. COMBS being by me first made acquainted with the contents of said deed, and examined separate and apart from her said husband, acknowledged on such examination that she executed the same and relinquished her dower in the real estate therein mentioned freely and without compulsion or under influences of said husband. In testimony whereof, I, D. M. McDONALD, notary public aforesaid, have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at office in Stewartsville, on the day and year aforesaid.

D. M. McDONALD, Notary Public

Filed April 15, 1861."


1860 Gentry Co, MO Census

Grants Hill

pg. 213

1411/1407 Andrew Combs 29 TN
Malvina Combs 25
Elizabeth 3
Sarah 2
Ellen 9/12

page 233

545 Andrew Combs 27
Malvina 24
Hester 5
Sarah 2
Debry 1

Note: Same Family?

62-Township

Yolo PO

p. 684, 12 Jan. (or June) 1860

240/240 Aaron Combs, 49, M, Farmer, RE=blank, PP=$620 KY
Rutha 50 F KY
Elijah 22 M Farmer KY

Allendale

p. 866

1460/1456 Andrew McILVAIN age 42. farmer 6400/4900 born Ill
Debora age 35
William age 17 born Ill
Catherine age 14 born Ill
Cyrus McIlvain 12 born Ill
Mary age 11 born Ill
Joseph 9/12 born MO."

Notes: Deborah Coombs aka Combs and husband Andrew McILVAIN (10-29-1845 Perry Co, IL Marriage Records. 1:249 Deborah Combs & Andrew MCELVAIN) were in Worth Co, MO in 1870.

p. 867

1461/1457 Aquilla Combs, age 27, farmer, personal $400, b. Ina? Iwa?
Sarah age 31. born Ill
Mary age 11 born Ill
Scott? Walt? age 3 born MO."

(Source: Original Census Images, submitted by Regina Barry)

Notes: Likely, Aquilla Combs, age 16, living with mother Elizabeth Combs (widow of Acquilla) in the 1850 Perry Co., IL census.


29 Dec 1861. First Missouri Cavalry Regiment, Company H: Burrel Combs, Private, age 30 at time of enlistment (29 Dec 1861). Residence at enlistment was Albany, Gentry County, Missouri. Burrel Combs was captured 11 Feb 1862. He took the oath (Farley, 1996, p. 324). (Combs Researcher Mike Wilson from Farley, J.W. (1996). Forgotten Valor - The First Missouri Cavalry Regiment C.S.A. Shawnee Mission, KS: Two Trails Publishing Company. Index to Confederate Combs states Company H.


1870 Gentry Co, Mo. Census

Jackson Twp

Albany PO

p. 627, 13 Aug. 1870

170/171 Combs Aaron, 59 M W Farmer, RE=$2600, PP=$1100 KY Ruth A, 61 F W Keeping House VA
HELTON Aaron, 17 M W works on farm MO
James A, 13 F W MO

Notes: Son Elijah Combs not found in 1870 in Gentry.


1880 Gentry Co, MO Census

Jackson Twp

p. 528B

-/- Aaron Combs M Male 69 KY Farmer
Elizabeth M Female 50 IN Keeping House
Joseph CATES S Male 19 MO
Franklin S Male 17 MO

(Source: FHC 1880 census transcription, Family History Library Film 1254687)

Notes: Did Aaron Combs remarry?


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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