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Kaufman County, Texas was established in 1848 from Henderson County. The only descendant county is Rockwall (1873). The county seat is Kaufman.


1880 Kaufman Co, TX Census

transcribed by S. C. Hefner

p. 152

183-183 COMBS, Isaac W M 45(?) farmer TN TN TN
Mary W F 45 wife TN TN TN
Wm. W M 23 son single works on farm TN TN TN
Sallie W F 15 dau. single at home TN TN TN
Callie W F 11 dau. single at home TN TN TN
Charles W M 9 son TN TN TN
Lizzy W F 6 dau. TX TN TN
SNOW, Della W F 1 boarder TX LA LA

Note: See Sumner County, Tennessee.

BTM Note: 15 Jan 1856 (Sumner County Tennessee Marriages 1839-1875 by Era W. Stinson and Elizabeth Sue Sprulock) Isaac Combs & Mary E. BARR md 15 Jan 1856 Note: Isaac Combs, s/o David & Rachael (Bible Record)


1884-1890 (Kaufman County, Texas Tax Roll, extracted by Birdie Totty McNutt)
COMBS, W. T. Survey 0, abstract 0 acres 0 value 0 city blank

Note: This is possibly the William found in the household of Isaac Combs in the Census of 1880, above.


1900 Kaufman Co, TX Census

Precinct 4

179/184 COMBS, Jesse (May 1871) 29, md. 3yrs MO MO MO
Josie (Aug 1879) 20, mother/2 TX TX TX
Edwin (Jul 1897) 02, TX TX TX
Bernard (Jun 1899) 11 mo. TX TX TX

Question: Is this Edward J. Combs s/o William R. Combs age 9 found in the 1880 Butler Co, MO census. Edward Jesse Combs later found in Van Zandt Co, TX (Darlene Cole)


25 May 1905 (Terrell Daily Transcript Newspaper on microfilm, extracted by Birdie Totty McNutt)
Issac COMBS, age 71 years, died in Hiram 30 April 1905


1910 Kaufman Co, TX Census

(transcribed by Thom Montgomery)

10 & 11 May, ED 39, Mrs. Kestie H. Roddy, enumerator

Visit No. 148

Terrell Road between Ashworth Rd and Canton Rd

Justice Precinct 6:

Burl T. McCRAY M 53 widowed NC NC NC English farmer general farm Employer cannot r/w # 250 (?) of Farm Schedule
Alex McCRAY son M 22 TX NC TN English farm labor on home farm r/w
Lillie M. McRAY dau. F 13 TX NC TN farm labor school after Sept 1 1909
Kibby F. COOMBS dau. F 19 m: 1 time/3 years, 1 ch, 1 liv, TX NC TN farm laborer, r/w, not in school.
Dovie g-dau. F 1 11/12 TX US TX

Thom Montgomery Note: As to Charles W., nothing definitive: he was apparently not home at the time of the census, but Kibbie was listed as married, not widowed or divorced, so he may have been off working. Potential candidates are few, but include Charley (H?) Combs 24 b. Va living with brother JL Combs and mother Vera Combs age 68 b. Tenn, in Hardeman County; Charles Coombs, age 51, born NY, living in Rockport, Arkansas County TX (Aransas? Co).


Pleasant Valley Cemetery

North East of Kaufman, Tx off FM 2965 (provided by Birdie Totty McNutt)

William T. COOMBS Feb 5, 1857 - Dec. 20, 1915


1920 Kaufman Co, TX Census

(Federal Census Soundex Mi1589-62 C500-C512 -Sue, read at the Dallas County Public Library, Dallas Texas. transcribed by Birdie Totty McNutt)

Last name/given/race/relationship/age/state of birth
Vol 107 ED35 sheet 20, Line 69

COMBS, Albert L. W 37 Arkansas
Ethel dau 16 Texas
Susie dau 12 Texas
Charlie son 10 Texas
Edna dau 8 Texas
Cecil dau 5 Texas
Hanier 3 Texas [sex not listed on film]

Note: (from Thom Montgomery) This is probably Albert L., the son of Charles H. and Susan COMBS. (See 1900 Census, Dallas Justice Pct 3) Albert L. COMBS was born March 1883; Charles W. COMBS, brother to Albert, was born May 1890 and probably married Kibby McCray of Kaufman County, Texas (see 1910 Census, above).

Note: (from S. C. Hefner) Albert married Sally Rupe Phillips, the widow of Hampton Phillips. She had two children from her first marriage: Lillie Dewey Phillips (aka "Dude") and Ruthie Erman Phillips. Albert owned a barber shop in Fruitvale. He and Sally are buried in Rader Cemetery in Kaufman County.


12 Feb 1966 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)
Walter COMBS died. He was single.


16 Oct 1968 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)
Gary Dale COMBS died. He was married.


4 Jun 1975 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)
Barbara A. COMBS died.


28 Apr 1977 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998 and Terrell Tribune Obituaries, 29 Apr 1977 issue, extracted by Birdie Totty McNutt)

Marvin C. COMBS died.

Marvin C. COMBS, Terrell resident, died in a local hospital early Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Anderson-Clayton Chapel in Terrell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. A. J. Fineout and Rev. Chars. Lee Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland Memorial Park.

Mr. COMBS, a son of the late H. P. COMBS and Rebecca MCADOO COMBS, was born in Athens, Tenn. on Jan. 10, 1890. He moved to Seminole County, Oklahoma as a boy and was a resident of that area until three years ago when he moved to Terrell. He was engaged in farming and oil field work until his retirement.

He was a member of the baptist church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was married to Julia A. PINKSTON in 1915 and to this union one child was born. Surviving him are: his wife, Julia A. COMBS of Terrell; one daughter Reba FARMER of Terrell; one grandson, Mason D. FARMER of Dallas: two brothers. Sam COMBS of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Roy COMBS of Amarillo, Texas; five sisters: Addie Slisligar of Modesto, California; Crate Chessar of Seminole, Oklahoma; Rilla Isaacs of Tracy, California; Minnie Isaacs of El Reno, Oklahoma; and Josie Edwards of Tuscon, Arizona; a number of nieces and nephews; and other relatives.


12 Apr 1978 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)
Nancy COOMBES died.


16 Jan 1982 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998 and Terrell Tribune Obituaries, 22 Jan 1982 issue, extracted by Birdie Totty McNutt)

Dora COMBS died.

Mrs Dora COMBS, Terrell resident, died in her home Saturday, Jan. 16. Funeral services will be hald Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. from the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. L. V. Tony officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by the Cedar Court No. 281, Heroines of Jericho. Interment will be in the New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of the DuBose Funeral Home.

Mrs Dora COMBS, daughter of the late George HENDERSON and Lizzie FLOWERS HENDERSON, was born in Gilmer, Texas on June 18, 1897. She grew up in that area and moved to Terrell in 1923.

She was a member of the McIntyre Chapel Baptist Church and the Cedar Hill Court No. 281 Heroines of Jericho.

She was twice married, first to Houston SMART, and to Arthornel Pack COMBS. Both husbands preceded her in death.

She is survived by: ten children, Lillie Mae WILLIAMS, Pearling LYONS, Edaniel HICKMON, Liza George ELLIS, Hazel Marie HICKMON, Virginia Sue HORNAGE and Bobby Eugene COMBS, all of Terrell, Lucy Mae CLAYBORNE of Gladewater, Roy Pack COMBES Jr. and Alma Ruth MCDONALD, both of Dallas; 46 grandchildren; one nephew, Ruben Henderson of Port Arthur; one brother-in-law, Soloman COMBS of Bienville, LA.; and a host of other relatives.


9 Apr 1986 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998 and Terrell Tribune Obituary, 10 Apr 1986 issue, extracted by Birdie Totty McNutt)

Julia Ann COMBS died.

Julia A. COMBS, Terrell resident, died Wednesday. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson-Clayton Chapel in Terrell with the Rev. Darwin Farmer and the Rev. Jim Roberts officiated. Interment was in Oakland Memorial Park.

Julia Ann COMBS, a daughter of the late Taylor PINKSTON and Elizabeth GRIFFITH PINKSTON, was born Oct. 13, 1895 in Arkansas. She was raised and lived most of her life in Oklahoma. She moved to Terrell in 1971 where she made her home.

She was a member of the Poetry Baptist Church.

She was married to Marvin COMBS March 17, 1915 and to this union one child was born. Her husband, three brothers and two sisters have preceded her in death.

Surviving her are: one daughter, Reba FARMER of Terrell; one son-in-law, Darwin FARMER; one great grandson, Mason D. FARMER of Rockwall; two sisters, Mrs Camelia Moore of Norman Okla. and Mrs. Orpha Wilhelm of Dennison; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.


31 Jul 1992 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)
Thomas Howard COMBS died.


1995 (Oak Grove Cemetery, Kaufman County, provided by Linda K. Green)

Jessie Mae COMBS 1 Dec 1913 - 14 May 1995 (Double marker)

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