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Jackson Co MO was established in 1825-6 from Lillard Co MO whose name was changed to Lafayette Co that same year). In 1835, Van Buren was est. from Jackson and in 1849, Van Buren's name was changed to Cass.

Township 50 North Range 31 West

Section 3

Brief: William Combs (Jr.) of Jackson Co, MO filed for this land in 1837, was of of Ray Co, MO when he sold this land Apr 1838 to William CRABTREE and of Atchison Co, MO when he proved the deed in 1852. William Combs, Jr. m 1825, Green Co, KY, Margaret "Peggy" ROBERTS; and William CRABTREE m 18 Mar 1811, Green Co, KY, Elizabeth Combs, d/o William Combs, Sr.

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

28 Jul 1838 (signature date) 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. (Bureau of Land Management On-Line Database (temporarily offline)) Note: Since this land was south of the Missouri River, it was in Jackson County, not Clay.

Others patenting land in Section 3 were:

HAINES, MICHAEL D 05/01/1843 16610 MO1370__.335
HAINES, WILLIAM 05/01/1843 12775 MO1300__.218
HAINES, WILLIAM 05/01/1843 12776 MO1300__.219
HAINES, WILLIAM 05/01/1843 14384 MO1330__.245
HAMILTON, SAMUEL W 05/01/1843 12714 MO1300__.165
HUNTSUCKER, THOMAS 03/08/1834 2500 MO0190__.076
IREKELL, THOMAS A 09/20/1839 11945 MO1280__.295
JEPSON, WILLIS 09/20/1839 11439 MO1270__.314
MITCHELL, ARCHIBALD 12/05/1833 1880 MO0170__.357
MITCHELL, ARCHIBALD 11/04/1835 3038 MO0200__.138
MITCHELL, ARCHIBALD 07/28/1838 9937 MO1240__.386
OWENS, SAMUEL C 05/01/1843 12214 MO1290__.196
OWENS, SAMUEL C 05/01/1843 13859 MO1320__.253
OWENS, SAMUEL C 05/01/1843 13860 MO1320__.254

8 Apr 1838 Jackson Co, MO DBS:203. "This indenture made and entered into this 8th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight by and between William Combs and Peggy his wife of the County of Ray and State of Missouri of the first part, and William CRABTREE of the County of Jackson and State aforesaid of the second part…" (Jackson County, Missouri; Jackson County Archives, Geospace Center, 3201 East Geospace Drive, cave entrance #1560, Deed Book S, p. 203 [816-257-7770]).

17 Feb 1852
"State of Missouri
County of Atchison
Remembered that on the 17th day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two before J.D.N. Thompson, Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the County and State aforesaid personally appeared William Combs and Peggy his wife who are personally known to me, to be the persons whose names is to the forgoing deed…" (Jackson County, Missouri; Jackson County Archives, Deed Book S, p. 202). Legal description: "NW of Section 9, Township 50 N, Range 31 W"; containing 80 acres (Jackson County, Missouri; Jackson County Archives, Deed Book S, p. 202). (Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)

Sections 4 & 9 (adjacent to Section 3 above)

30 Apr 1866 Jackson Co, MO Deed Book ???. James H. Combs purchased approximately 160 acres in Fort Osage Township from Robert and Mary W. AULL. The legal description is recorded as the E ½ SE, Section 4, Township 50 N, Range 31 W; NE NE, Section 9, Township 50 N, Range 31 W; and NW NE, Section 9, Township 50 N, Range 31 W (Jackson County, Missouri. 1866).

Early Land Patents in Section 4 were issued to:

FRANKLIN, LEWIS 07/28/1838 10091 MO1250__.034
FRANKLIN, LEWIS 07/28/1838 9901 MO1240__.351
FRANKLIN, LEWIS 07/28/1838 9938 MO1240__.387
MEEK, HIRAM C 05/01/1843 16692 MO1370__.405
STRICKLIN, WILLIAM 01/20/1834 2148 MO0180__.223

Early Land Patents in Section 9 were issued to:

ALLEN, ISAAC 03/04/1831 1433 MO0140__.496
BLEDSOE, WILLIAM 11/01/1830 1436 MO0170__.003
CORNET, EDLEY 01/20/1834 2181 MO0180__.156
DAVIS, ANDERSON 03/04/1831 1328 MO0140__.391
GLENN, HUGH 02/01/1831 1555 MO0170__.120
GLENN, HUGH 01/20/1834 2144 MO0180__.219
GLENN, JOSEPH 11/01/1830 1453 MO0170__.019
PATTEN, HUGH 04/02/1829 1000 MO0140__.062

Note: Edley CORNET'S Section 9 patent and that of a James H. GRAHAM in the NWSW of adjacent Section 2 are listed as being in both present-day Jackson and Clay Counties and south of the Missouri River (9/7/1838).

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