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Ray County was established in 1820 from Howard Co, MO. Clay was est. from Ray in 1822. Carroll was est. from Ray in 1833. Caldwell and Daviess were est. from Ray in 1836.

See also Combs Land of Ray Co, MO


1830 Ray Co, MO Census Index

ODLE, Simon


1838 Ray Co MO State Militia

Cpt. A. BRADLEY
James UNDERWOOD
Samuel LEBO
Wyant VANDERPOOL
John MANN
Daniel LEBO
John TILFORD
Goodwin CREASON
Jackson MANN
Levi VANDERPOOL
Tilford VANDERPOOL
William MILSTEAD
John STONE
Campbell MILSTEAD
Eppy MANN
J. L. JEFFRIES
John HICKS
Robert JEFFRIES
John W. CRENSHAW
Christopher Combs

Cpt N. ODELL, Mounted Volunteers
Simon ODELL
John ODELL
Soloman ODELL
William ODELL
Cabel ODELL
Joseph ODELL
Samuel ODELL
Thomas ODEL
Isaac ODELL
Alford Combs

(Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)

Notes: See also 1840 Marion Twp. and Far West Colony below. Neither Alfred Combs, nor Christopher Combs have been identified. (1) William ODELL m May 1840, Elizabeth RIPPEY, d/o Joshua and Sarah HICKS Rippey, and gd/o Robert & Winnifred Combs (Sumner) Hicks of Clay and Perry Cos KY; and (2) both the ODELLS and the VANDERPOOLS were in early Washington Co, TN.


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]).

(Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)

Notes: William Combs (Jr.) of Jackson Co, MO filed for this land in 1837, was of Ray Co, MO when he sold this land Apr 1838 to William CRABTREE (above) 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. See also 1840 Fishing River Twp., Ray County, and Combs Land of Jackson Co, MO.


9/7/1838 Ray Co, MO. BLM Land Patent Description MO1180__.338. Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 6687 Misc. Document Nr. : -----. Patentee Name: Eli WILSON. Warrantee Name: ---. Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) Signature Present: Y. Signature Date: 09/07/1838 Metes/Bounds: N. Survey Date: Subsurface Reserved: N. Land Office: LEXINGTON. Comments: ---. Legal Land Descriptions: (Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect.) 1 SWNE 27/ 54-N 28-W N Meridian: 5TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN Acres: 40 County: RAY.

9/7/1838 Ray Co, MO. BLM Land Patent Description MO1200__.264. Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 7684 Misc. Document Nr. : -----. Patentee Name: Eli WILSON. Warrantee Name: ---. Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) Signature Present: Y. Signature Date: 09/07/1838 Metes/Bounds: N. Survey Date: Subsurface Reserved: N. Land Office: LEXINGTON. Comments: ---. Legal Land Descriptions (Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect.): 1 SWSE 27/ 54-N 28-W N Meridian: 5TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN Acres: 40 County: RAY.

Note: No other patentees are found in either of the above sections. See James W. Combs Letters of 1811 and 1819 re Eli and Sarah Combs Wilson and Levi and Martha Combs Wilson of Campbell Co, TN (and see below).


1839 Ray Co, MO Land Patent. Lexington Office. Vol. 6. p. 204. Jackson Combs, T54NR28WS33, SE & SW ¼, SW ¼, 80 acres (Combs Land of Missouri)

1 May 1843 (signature date) BLM Land Patent. Lexington Land Office. Accession No. MO1360_166. Doc. Nr. 15890. Jackson Combs of Clay Co, MO. T54NR28WS33, SE & SW ¼, SW ¼, 80 acres (Bureau of Land Management)

1843/05/01 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. Ray Co. (Combs BLM Land of MO)

The Neighborhood (all patents in same section)

PATENTEE NAME SIGNATURE DATE DOCUMENT NR. ACCESSION NR. CERTIFIED DOC.
BOWMAN, CHANCE 08/01/1848 5057 MO4480__.365
Combs, JACKSON 05/01/1843 15890 MO1360__.166
GRIFFING, PRESTON H 05/01/1843 18272 MO1400__.386
MAYES, WILLIE 05/01/1843 12258 MO1290__.239
PIBURN, JOSEPH 05/01/1843 16501 MO1370__.235
STONE, JOHN 08/02/1838 10961 MO1260__.366
STONE, JOHN 05/01/1843 12374 MO1290__.353
TEEGARDEN, THOMAS L 12/01/1858 13486 MO4780__.413
WILLIAMS, WILEY C (of Ray Co, MO) 05/01/1843 14605 MO1330__.460

Notes: Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson reports that the above was Andrew Jackson Combs, s/o John & Lydia Combs of Montgomery Co, KY This land was on the Ray and Caldwell county lines as is documented by the patents of Alexander BRECKENRIDGE (Accession No. MO4790__.260) and John G. ZIMMERMAN (Accession No. MO4690_091). (See Also Next and 1997 Combs Research List Archives re the Mormon “Far West” Colony)


1839 Ray Co MO Records. Land Transaction [unidentified] between Andrew Jackson Combs and Joseph and Elizabeth PYBURN (Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)


1840 (The Index to the First Surveyor's Book of Ray County, Missouri) 2 entries for a Jackson Combs. [location?] (Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)


1840 Ray Co, MO Census

Fishing River Twp

p. 325 per index
William Combs

Notes: Probably William & Margaret “Peggy” ROBERTS Combs? (Census Record Still Needed)

p. 329 per index (p. 121)
HIX Robert males 1-1-1-0-0-1 females 1-1-1-1-0-1-
STACY George males 0-0-1-0-1-1 females 1-2-1-0-1-1
ODLE Simon Sr males 0-0-2-2-0-0-0-1 females 0-1-1-0-0-0-1-0
ODLE, Simon males 0-0-0-0-1- females 1-1-0-0-0-1-
UNDERWOOD Thompson males 2-0-0-0-1- females 1-1-0-0-1-

(Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter)

Notes: Robert HICKS, Jr. was the s/o Winnifred Combs by second husband, Robert HICKS, Sr. George STACY m 27 Nov 1812, Clay Co, KY, Mary SUMNER, d/o Winnifred Combs by first husband, Samuel SUMNER. In 1830, they were on the Monroe Co, IN Census. George and Mary SUMNER Stacy removed to Wright Co, MO.

Marion Twp

(Extracted by Gloria B. Carter from MISSOURI CENSUS of 1840 RAY COUNTY, by Frances R. Nelson)

Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson: The Marion Twp. area was originally known as the “Far West Colony”, consisting of land granted to the Mormons in 1833. Unfortunately, however, constant conflicts occurred between the Mormons and other settlers in surrounding communities, with the result being that on 30 October 1839 240 state militia attacked the Mormon community. Mormon leader Joseph SMITH then surrendered to the terms given to the Mormons by the State of Missouri, and the Mormons of Far West signed over their property to the militia. “In one week about 6,000 militiamen showed up in Far West for their share of the wealth” (Ibid. The Battle of Crooked River).

“According to historians of Ray County, there were 105 Gentile inhabitants in this area created by the Ray County Court, and the State of Missouri. It was designated as Marion Township, and was to be included with the census for Ray County, Missouri in the year 1840.” (The Battle of Crooked River, Patten)

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31. HATFIELD, James 2-1-1-0-0-1 2-1-1-0-0-1
32. VANDERPOOL, Tilford 2-1-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-1
33. STANDLEY, Reuben 1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1 1-2
34. THOMAS, William 2-0-0-1-1 1-0-0-0-1
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38. ENGLISH, Joshua 0-0-0-0-1-0-1 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1
39. SWOPES, James 2-1-1-1-0-0-1 2-1-1-1-0-1
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41. BASHAM, Nathan 1-0-1-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-0-1
42. ADAMS, James 1-1-2-0-0-1 0-1-1-0-0-1
43. WILSON, Eli 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1
44. WATKINS, John 2-1-1-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-0-1
45. CURTIS, John 2-0-0-0-1 1-1-0-0-0-1
46. VANDERPOL, John 1-0-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1
47. VANDERPOOL, Moses 0-0-0-2 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1
48. KINKADE, James 3-2-1-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1
49. NANCE, John C 1-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-1
50. LINVILLE, Thomas 0-0-0-0-1-1 2-1-0-0-1
51. McGILL, Samuel 2-0-0-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1
52. HOUSTON, Samuel 1-1-1-1-1-0-0-1 0-1-1-1-0-0-1
53. HALL, Ichabald 2-0-1-0-0-0-1 0-1-1-1-0-1
54. LOVELL, John 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1 0-1-1-1-0-1
55. TURNIDGE, Michael 2-1-0-0-0-1 1-1-1-0-1
56. VANDERPOOL, Kinman [Keenan?] 0-3-2-0-0-1 2-1-2-0-0-1
57. MANN, Jessee 0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1 0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1
58. Combs, Jackson 1-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-1
59. TEEGARDEN, James M 0-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-1
60. HAMMONS. Bryant 0-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-1-0-1

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61. SMITH, John 1-1-0-0-1 2-0-0-0-1
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63. BELLIEW, Charles 1-2-1-2-0-1 1-0-2-1-0-1
64. FIELDS, Steven 0-0-0-0-1 0-0-1-0-0-1
65. STEWART, Robert 1-2-1-1-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-0-1
66. CAMPBELL, Asa 0-1-2-0-0-1 2-2-0-0-0-1
67. SMITH, Wiley 1-0-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-1
68. MOAD, Thomas 0-0-0-1-1-0-0-1 0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1
69. SCHILES?, Nathan 0-0-1-0-1-0-0-1 2-2-1-1-0-0-1
70. SCHILES?, James 0-0-0-0-1 2-0-0-0-1 (SCHILER?)
71. McCUISTON, Samuel 0-0-0-2-1-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-1-1-0-0-1
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74. GRAHAM, Henry F 2-3-0-0-0-1 1-0-1-0-1
75. VANBABER, Peter 1-0-0-1-0-0-1 1-0-1-0-1-0-1
76. VANBABER, James 0-0-1-0-0-1 2-0-1-0-0-1
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78. KINKADE, Thomas 1-0-0-0-0-1 2-0-0-0-1
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104. CAMPBELL, Alexander 1-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1
105. YOAKUM, John 0-1-0-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1
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109. THOMPSON, Wm 0-0-0-0-0-1 2-0-0-1-0-0-1
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111. DAVIS, Jim 0-2-1-0-2-0-1 0-1-0-1
112. HANNAH, Margarett 0-0-2-0-1-0-0-1 0-0-1-1-0-1-0-1
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123. FIELDS, Joseph 0-0-0-0-1-0-0-1 0-1-0-0-0-1
124. FORSEN, Stephen 0-0-1-0-0-0-1 2-1-0-0-1
125. ROBINSON, John 0-1-0-0-0-1 0-0-0-0-0-0-1
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128. CREASON, Goodwin 1-2-0-0-0-1 2-0-0-0-0-1
129. BAKER, Jno 1-0-1-0--0-1 2-2-0-0-0-1
130. RAINWATER, M F 1-0-0-0-0-1 1-1-0-0-1
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133. HANNAH, Andrew 0-0-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1
134. HANNAH, Jas P 1-0-0-0-0-1 2-3-0-0-1
135. SILER? (LILES?) Geo W 0-1-0-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1
136. HAYNES, Enoch 1-0-2-1-0-1 2-1-1-1-0-1
137. HOLMAN, David 2-0-1-0-1 0-2-0-0-1
138. RIPPEY, Jas 1-0-0-0-0-1 1-0-0-0-1

(End MARION TWP 1840 RAY CO MO)

Notes: See James RIPPEY of Clay Co, KY


1845 Ray Co MO Records

Land transactions [unidentified]: Andrew Combs and (1) Jesse M. MANN; (2) Horace ROGERS (his father-in-law). (Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)


1846 Ray Co MO Records

Land transactions [unidentified] Andrew Jackson Combs purchased 160 acres from John W. and Martha MANN. (Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)


1850 Ray Co, MO Census Index

No Combs by surname (Andrew Jackson Combs on 1850 Montgomery Co, KY census)


16 Feb 1862 Ann E. THOMPSON married H[orace]. R. Combs 16 Feb 1862 in Ray County, Missouri.

(Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson who adds that Horace was the s/o Andrew Jackson & Sarah ROGERS Combs, and was on the 1860 Buchanan Co, MO census and is on the 1870 Census of Ray Co MO)


From: Missouri Birth & Death Records Database found online Missouri Secretary of State site:
Ray County, Roll #C5754, Number 52

5 Nov 1883 Robert Combs, Male, White, 60 yrs, 3 mo, 6 days, Farmer, died 11/5/1883, Married, born in Ohio, Resident of Missouri for 8 years. Died at Grape Grove Twp, Cause of Death ?, Duration of disease 6 months, Buried Little Union Church, Physician M. T. F--scher, Black Oak, MO

This is believed to be Robert Andrew Combs, aka Andrew Robert Combs, see discussion on Fremont Co. IA site 1870 and 1880 census in Cass Co. MO

Submitted by Linda Berney


Thompson Cemetery, Ray County, Missouri

Ann E. Combs, wife of H.R. Combs, 3 Apr 1863, 17 years, 8 months, and 13 days.

(Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)


Kincaid Cemetery, Ray Co, MO

Enumerated by Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson. Location: 1 1/2 miles south of Knoxville on Hwy 13, to Road 184 (gravel). East on Road 184 one mile to Dockery Road. Turn north and go ¼ to Vandiver. The Cemetery is located 20 feet past the intersection of Dockery and Vandiver, Ray County, Missouri. It is an active cemetery and well-kept. You do not need to take a weed-eater but do check for ticks when you get home. A tree was planted next to the W.S. & Lucretia monument. Big mistake!

Levi WILSON has a common marker with his son Solomon C. WILSON. Marker indicates that Solomon died 20 Jul 1859, 35 years, 5 months and 23 days. Bottom of monument says “purchased by J.W.C. WILSON.”

Martha [Combs] Wilson, wife of Levi WILSON, died 11 March 1883, age 95 years, 6 months. She has a common marker with her sister, Sarah [Combs] Wilson, and next to Levi WILSON her husband. “Sarah WILSON, wife of Eli WILSON, died 18 Jan, 1870, age 95 years and 5 months.”

No monument in the cemetery for Eli WILSON.

The next monument is marked William S. WILSON, son of Levi and Martha WILSON, March 18, 1805. This is a common marker with his brother James W. C. WILSON, son of Levi and Martha WILSON, 16 Feb 1808 - 23 Aug 1901. Bottom of the marker has the following: “Emigrated to Missouri in 1829.”

These three markers are all of the same type and material. All three are in good condition. Levi WILSON/Solomon WILSON monument is tilting due to ground heave. In front of these three markers are the following stones:

W.S. WILSON, 18 MAR 1805 - 23 APR 1900 (and) Lucretia his wife, 26 JUL 1847 - 7 JUN 1919. Next to this marker is James E. WILSON, 1894 - 1926. This is a single flat stone. Both are in great condition.

MRW Notes: Someone has recently placed plastic flowers on all of these graves. The flowers were of the same design and colors - most likely the same person or family.

Question: Could Solomon C. WILSON have been named after a Solomon Combs? If so, could Martha, Sarah and James W. Combs have been children of Solomon & Elizabeth MARR Combs of Shenandoah Co, VA and Greene Co, TN? See also Job Combs (father or brother of Solomon?) of Anderson Co, TN (from which Campbell Co was created) and Jefferson Co, TN (where one Levi WILSON is found in 1822).


Little Union Cemetery, Grape Grove Township

There is an old church beside the cemetery. These stones were in the first row. The stones are not in good shape, so this is our best attempt at reading them.

Andrew R Combs Died Nov 5, 1883 Aged 60 yrs, 3 mo, 7 da “FAREWELL (picture of 2 clasped hands) (poem too faint to read)”

Martha J Wife of R A Combs Died July 16, 1887 Aged 49 yrs, 1 mo & 4 da (poem too faint to read) COMBS

(This is an infant's stone next to Andrew Robert's, very poor shape) (picture of a dove at top) ???? Dau of Wm & M Myers Died March 18, 1865 Aged 1 yr 4 mo 2 da

Note: Martha is found with her first husband William Myers in the 1870 census in Grape Grove Township, Ray County, MO.

From: Cemetery Records of Ray Co. Mo, Vol I - Little Union Cemetery

Myers:
Genette, dau. Of Wm. & M. J., d. Feb 18, 1867 - aged 1 yr., 4 mo., 2 da

Genette Myers is believed to be the daughter of Martha and her first husband, William Meyers/Myers.

Combs:
Martha J., w. of R. A., d. July 16, 1887 - aged 49 yr., 1 mo., 4 da.
Andrew R., d. Nov. 1883 - aged 60 yr., 3 mo., 7 da.

This is believed to be Robert Andrew Combs and his second wife, see discussion posted on Combs site, Fremont County, Iowa, 1870.

We have been unable to find a death record for Robert Andrew's first wife, Lucy Case, and would appreciate hearing from anybody who has information about her death.

Submitted by Linda Berney


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