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Johnson County was established in 1834 from Lafayette & Van Buren Cos MO.


1830 US Census Index, Johnson Co MO
No Combs


07 Mar 1834 - 1836 (Johnson Co MO Land 2:293) Richard Combs Multiple Entries. T47R25WS25 (MO Combs US Land Sales)


1837 - 1840 (Johnson Co MO Land 2:293) David B. Combs. Multiple Entries. T44R25WS13 T45R25WS35 T44R25WS24 4524WS06 T45R25WS06 T44R25WS13 T44R25WS14 (MO Combs US Land Sales)

1837 - 1839 (Johnson Co MO Land 2:293) John Combs. Multiple Entries. All land in T44R25W23 & T45R24WS06 T45R24WS06 T44R25WS14 (MO Combs US Land Sales)

Notes: The above John Combs was the same who m Betsy Bingham BULLOCK in 1805 in Clark Co, KY (Cuthbert T. & Sallie EVANS Combs, Sr.). Richard Combs has not been identified, but may have been their son, Richard Cuthbert Combs (b 1819, ergo verrry young). David Bullock Combs, b 23 Oct 1806, was also a s/o John & Betsy Bingham BULLOCK Combs (See Below), his property adjacent to John & Betsy, but not to Richard.


1840 US Census Index, Johnson Co MO

Jefferson Twp

p. 003
Combs, David, Combs, Jno.
Washington Twp., p. 006
Combs, Richard


19 Oct 1840-09 May 1842 (Allegany Co MD Book B/F p. 26). Will of Valentine HOFFMAN of Allegany County, Maryland. Written 19 Oct 1840, probated Allegany Co, MD 24 Feb 1842 in Book A. pp. 300-301. probated Johnson Co, MO 09 May 1842. Son William HOFFMAN to receive $1000 and in case of his death, it is to be paid over to Elisha Combs and in case of his death to be paid over to John NEFF in trust as guardian for son William HOFFMAN. Children mentioned: Peter HOFFMAN, John J. HOFFMAN, George HOFFMAN, Edmund HOFFMAN, Harriet NEFF, Elizabeth Combs, and Margaret WRIGHT. All inherited land in Johnson County, MO to be sold. Exec. Elisha Combs. Wit: George HOFFMAN, John J. HOFFMAN, John A. HOFFMAN.

(Researcher Mrs. Opal Combs, provided to Combs Researcher Matt Combs)


07 Oct 1841 (Johnson Co MO Wills & Admins)

David B. Combs. Died intestate. Adm. John DRAPER appt. 7 Oct. 1841. Heirs: widow Rebecca Combs, Almira Ann Combs, John Wesley Combs, David St. Clair Combs, James Henry Combs, all of Johnson Co., Mo.

(Abstract of Wills and Administrations - Johnson County, Missouri 1835-1855, compiled by Betty Harvey Williams, page 15)

Notes: The above is David Bullock Combs, son of John and Betsy Bingham BULLOCK Combs, m Rebecca Massie BURRUS 09 Jul 1833 in Christian Co KY. According to "A Supplement to Pamunkey Neighbors, The BURRUS Family," Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, VA (extracted):

"Roger Tandy BURRUS had 13 children, the eldest was Nathaniel BURRUS, b. Nov. 20, 1790 in VA, d. 1870 in Todd Co., KY (he married Rebecca MASSIE, dau. of Rev. George MASSIE and Temperance BAKER of Louisa Co., VA) The second to youngest child of Roger Tandy & Cynthia MILLS Burrus was Rebecca Massie BURRUS, b. June 19, 1814, m. 1st David Bullock Combs… Rebecca Massie BURRUS Combs remarried… to David Roland COCKERHAM and they are found in the 1850 Census of Hempstead Co AR."

Also Note: There is an 1845 Henry Co MO marriage of a David COCKNHAM [sic] to an Elizabeth Combs, yet the 1850 Hempstead Co AR Census shows COCKERHAM children born in 1841 and 1842. It is possible (not researched) that David COCKERHAM married (1) an Elizabeth Combs; and (2) the widow Rebecca Massie BURRUS Combs.


11 Feb 1842 - 26 Jan 1843 (Johnson Co MO Wills & Admins)

John Combs. Will dated 11 Feb. 1842..prob. 26 Jan. 1843. Heirs: grandchildren; Elizabeth B. Combs, Almira A. Combs, James H. Combs, John W. Combs, David S. Combs. sons: Richard C. Combs and James E. Combs. daughters: Elizabeth E. Combs, Sarah A.T. Combs, Mariah B. Combs and Frances Combs. Wife: Betsey B. Combs. Wit: John DRAPER, Josias B. BULLOCK, John D. BRADSHAW. Exec: Richard C. Combs and Betsey B. Combs. Betsey B. Combs relinquished her right to administer. Sec. Betsey B. Combs, Elizabeth Combs, Sarah A.F. Combs, Mariah B. Combs and Francis B. Combs

(Abstract of Wills and Administrations - Johnson County, Missouri 1835-1855, compiled by Betty Harvey Williams, p. 46)

Notes: See above 1830 Notes and 1841 will and Notes for David B. Combs.


29 Jun 1843 (Johnson Co MO Marriage Records)

Combs, Richard C. married SNELLING, Sinthia M. on 29 Jun 1843 in Johnson County, Missouri

(Early American Marriages: Missouri to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, et al, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, UT)

Notes: Richard Cuthbert, s/o John & Betsy Bingham BULLOCK Combs, m Cynthia SNELLING (d/o Benjamin & Frances BURRUS Snelling), and their family is found in 1850 on the Yamhill Co, OR Census.


22 Aug 1843 Combs, Francis B. married BRADSHAW, Isaac N. on 22 Aug 1843 in Johnson County, Missouri (Johnson Co MO Marriage Records) ("Early American Marriages: Missouri to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, et al, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, UT)

Notes: Frances B. Combs, d/o John and Betsy Bingham BULLOCK Combs, also removed to OR where in 1866 in Clackamas Co, OR, their daughter, Maria, m her first cousin, John W. Combs, s/o Richard Cuthbert & Cynthia SNELLING Combs.


21 Mar 1844 Combs, Elizabeth E. married BROWNING, Jacob A. on 21 Mar 1844 in Johnson County, Missouri (Johnson Co MO Marriage Records) ("Early American Marriages: Missouri to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, et al, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, UT)

Notes: Presumably, Elizabeth was also the d/o John & Betsy Bingham BULLOCK Combs (not researched?)


03 Apr 1849 Combs, John married BREWER, Ann on 03 Apr 1849 in Johnson County, Missouri (Johnson Co MO Marriage Records) ("Early American Marriages: Missouri to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, et al, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, UT)

Notes: Who is this? Is he the same John Combs who patented land in Johnson Co MO during the years 1848-1851 (See Below)?


1848-1851 John Combs Multiple Entries. T45R27WS11 (MO Combs US Land Sales) (Johnson Co MO Land 2:293)

Notes: This land is closer to that of John & David B. Combs than to Richard Combs, but adjacent to neither.


1850 Census - Johnson Co., MO

Mary Combs, age 60, b. N. C.
Benj. F. COY, age 19, b. MO
Timothy COY, age 9, b. MO.

(Extracted by Researcher R. Fone)

Notes: See 1852 Johnson Co MO will of Mary Combs (below). Was she the widow of Richard Combs above?

John Combs, Farmer, age 41, b. Tenn.
Ann, age 39, b. Tenn.
Marcilla E., age 16, b. Tenn.
William, age 13, b. Ky.
James E., age 12, b. Ky.
John M., age 8, b. Ky.
Martha A. BREWER, age 18, b. Tenn.
Jane, age 14, b. Mo.
Thomas, age 10 b. Mo.

(Extracted by Researcher R. Fone)

Notes: The above HH appears to include the 03 Apr 1849 Johnson Co MO bride and groom, John Combs & Ann BREWER. It appears that both were married previously, and that John Combs was in TN from ca1801 to 1834, moved to KY between 1834 and 1837, and to MO between 1842 and 1850. Ann BREWER appears to have been in TN from 1811 to at least 1832, and to have moved to KY between 1832 & 1836. Sixteen John Combs are found on the 1840 Kentucky Census Index. Until those census records have been transcribed, it will not be possible to even "guess" at which John Combs this is. Census Household #'s still needed for this census to determine if these two families were living close to each other.


19 Apr 1852 - 22 Jul 1852 (Johnson Co MO Wills & Admins)

Will of Mary Combs, dated 19 Apr. 1852-prob. 22 July 1852. heirs: Benjamin Franklin COY and granddaughter Mary M. CELISON. Exec. B.F. COY. Wit. Jacob KNAUS and Wm. FUQUA.

Source: Abstract of Wills and Administrations - Johnson County, Missouri 1835-1855, compiled by Betty Harvey Williams, page 227

Notes: The above Mary Combs has not been identified; however, see the 1850 census above and see also 01 Apr 1828 marriage in Caldwell Co KY marriage of Elizabeth Combs (possibly her daughter?) to Isaac COY. Witness Jacob KNAUS was the h/o Sophia PRIGMORE (Prigmore Researcher Rhoda Fone) See Also Combs-FUQUA in Montgomery Co KY.


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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