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Collin County, was established in 1846 from Fannin County. The county seat is McKinney.


Land Grant Stephen COMBS S. COMBS Abstract #218

(TXGenWeb Archives, extracted by S. C. Hefner)


1860 Collin Co, TX Census

(extracted by S. C. Hefner)

p. 110

273-299, in the HH of Julia A. HEDGCOX
James COMES 27 farmer KY


1870 Collin Co, TX Mortality Census

Sept 1869 Death: Combs, James (Pct #1), 40, m, w, md, b. Ky, Farmer, cause: Hydrattion


1870 Collin Co, TX Census

no COMBS


23 May 1870 (microfilm. Early Texas Marriages. Collin County: 1846-1875. Hopkins County Genealogical Library. extracted by S. C. Hefner)
Wm. B. EVANS married Anna E. COMBS.


1880 Collin Co, TX Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

McKinney

p. 009

163/175 GRAVES, Harriet Mu F 50 widowed MO blank KY
COMBS, Maggie B F 14 daughter single TX KY KY

p. 070

62/68 EARNHARD(?), Nora W F 17 stepdaughter IL NC NC
Emily W F 15 stepdaughter IL NC NC
Ella W F 12 stepdaughter IL NC NC
EARNHEART, Geo. W M 24 single laborer IL NC NC
COMBS, Frank W M 24 single laborer AR AR AR
JACKSON, Geo. B M 22 single laborer MD MD MD

Note: Although it has a different number, this seems to be a continuation of the household above it, one with George and Jane STOOPS listed as "head" and "wife."

Researcher Floyd Combs Note: Nora EARNHART and Emily EARNHART (Emma Lee) were the daughters of Jane STOOPS who had previously been married to Pete Earnhart. Her maiden name was SCOTT. She was born in 1838 and died in 1918. The ages are wrong. In 1880, Frank was about 28, and Emma was about 18. They were married after 1880 and had a daughter, Danie, 8 Feb 1882. They also had a son, Jesse Harrison Combs, born 5 Mar 1892 (See Gray County, Texas). According to Emma, Francis Marion "Frank" Combs was reportedly born in Perry County, Kentucky 3 Feb 1852 (or the 9 Jan 1852), the oldest son of Wiley and Polly (Fields) Combs. He died 14 Feb 1906 of flu and is burried in Coalgate, OK. Emma was born 28 Mar 1862 in Illinois and died in Bakerfield, California in 1952. According to oral family history, when Francis Marion was about thirteen (1864 to 1866), his father shot a neighbor for repeatedly breaking down his fences to allow cattle to graze on his father's land. Thinking he had killed the neighbor, he hightailed it out of the state, perhaps to the El Paso, TX area. The neighbor survived the shooting, and the family advertised for Francis Marion to return. Contact was never made.

Same family, different transcription.

p. 070c

Geo M STOOPS M Male 35 IL Farmer
Jane STOOPS M Female 48 NC Keeping House
John STOOPS S Male 10 MS
George STOOPS S Male 7 MS
Jesse STOOPS S Male 5 MS

62/68 Nora EARNALD S stepdaughter Female 17 IL
Emily EARNALD S stepdaughter Female 15 IL
Ella EARNALD S stepdaughter Female 12 IL
Geo EARNHEART S Male 24 IL Farm Labor
Frank COMBS S Male 24 AK Farm Labor
Geo JACKSON S Male 22 MD

(Source: FHC 1880 Census transcription, Family History Library Film 1255296)

Notes: Frank Combs appears to be same as found in the 1900 Choctaw Oklahoma Territorial Census with wife Emma EARNHART (m. 9 Sept. 1880 Texas). Family researchers claim his Frank was Francis Marion Combs, s/o of Wiley Combs and Polly FIELDS of Perry Co, KY. In the 1900 census, Emma Combs states her mother and father were born in NC.

p. 099

265-272 EVANS, W. B. W M 33 farming MO MO MO
A. E. W F 27 wife TX KY KY
M. E. W F 8 daughter TX MO TX
E. E. W F 6 daughter TX MO TX
B. P. W F 4 daughter TX MO TX
E. E. W F 2 daughter TX MO TX
R. S. W F 5/12 daughter TX MO TX
COMBS, Mary W F 50 mother-in-law KY KY KY
Emily W F 18 sister-in-law TX KY KY
J. A. W M 17 brother-in-law TX KY KY

Note: See the 1870 marriage of William B. EVANS and Anna E. COMBS (above).

p. 108

28-31 HUGGINS, W. V. W M 48 TN TN TN
Mary W F 30 wife TN TN TN
MOON, Clarissa W F 80 mother TN TN TN
COMBS, Wm. W M 19 cousin single farm laborer TX TN TN
U. S. Grant W M 16 cousin single farm laborer TX TN TN

Note: Although it's indexed as "Combs," I'm not convinced that it doesn't say "CROMB."


1900 Collin Co, TX Census

Justice Precinct No. 5

page B; ED 2; ED 16; Sheet 3
Enumerated 2 June 1900 by William M. Tidwell

60/60 COMBS, Charles J. Head WM Dec 1866 33 M13 TN TN TN Day Laborer
S. F. wife WF June 1872 27 M13 GA GA SC
Pearl dau WF June 1890 9 S GA TN GA
Dora P. dau WF Jan 1895 6 S TX TN GA
John H. son WM Nov 1897 2 S TX TN GA

Charles is deceased by 1910. Three children (John H. and 2 younger) are in Tarrant State Orphans (Navarro Co, TX) Homee in the 1910 Census,

Birdie McNutt


1920 Collin Co, TX Census

(provided by George Baumbach)

Precinct No. 2

ED 14 Supervisor Distr No 4

p. 220 Sheet 17A - 3 Feb 1920

318/332 J. E. COMBS head M W 43 married b. KY TN KY farmer
Mary wife F W 32 married KY KY KY
William son M W 15 single TX KY KY
Ernest son M W 12 single TX KY KY
Aaron son M W 10 single TX KY KY
Lola dau. F W 8 single TX KY KY
Lester son M W 5 single OK KY KY
Ola dau. F W 5 single TX KY KY
Lonnie son M W 4/12 single TX KY KY


1941 from TXGenWeb Archives, extracted by S. C. Hefner)
Chambersville Cemetery
Danna Lee COMBS, d. 8 Oct 1841, daughter of W. L. & Nathalia O. COMBS


(Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)

23 Feb 1981 Felix Earl COMBS died.

4 Jan 1983 Donald Lee Bert COMBS died.

6 Jun 1985 Lelia M. COMBS died.

10 Aug 1988 Cory Ray COMBS died.

6 Sep 1990 Ernie Lee COMBS died.

27 Nov 1990 Floyd Lee COMBS died.

18 Feb 1991 Allen COMBS died.

3 Mar 1994 Weldon Kimbrough COMBS died.


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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