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Wise County was established in 1856 from Cooke County. The county seat is Decatur.


1880 Wise Co, TX Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 142

400-401 COMBS, Samuel W M 45 farmer KY VA VA
Sarah W F 39 wife KY VA VA
America W F 17 dau. single KY KY KY
William M. W M 15 son single KY KY KY
Samuel E. W M 11 son KY KY KY
Rupert W M 8 son KY KY KY
Columbus W M 4 son TX KY KY
Birtha W F 2 dau. TX KY KY
Henry W M 1/12 TX KY KY
Charles M. W M 20 son married KY KY KY
Mattie W F 15 dau-in-law married IN blank blank


09 Mar 1884 (Wise County, Texas Marriages. Marriage CD. Original Source Still Needed)
Miss A. D. COMBS married Isaac SMITH

Note: This is possibly America COMBS found in the household of Samuel COMBS in the 1880 Census - See above.


19 Oct 1884 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Frieda Bjork from Wise County Texas Marriages, Alvarado Library Genealogy REF 929.3 TX, p. 13)
William COMBS married Miss M. T. PATNAM

Note: This is possibly William M. COMBS found in the household of Samuel COMBS in the 1880 Census - See above.


10 Dec 1885 (Wise County, Texas Marriages. Marriage CD. Original Source Still Needed) (Book 1 p. 470)
W. W. COMBS married Jennie MILLER


27 Sep 1893 (Wise County, Texas Marriages. Marriage CD. Original Source Still Needed) (Book 2, p. 375)
W. L. COMBS married Lucy McADAMS.


Note: All of the following births were extracted from Births Records Wise County, Texas 1864-1902 by Birdie Totty McNutt. Each record includes the date of birth, name, sex, place of birth, record #, father's name and place of birth, and mother's maiden name and place of birth.

7 July 1891 Eva Lena COMBS, female, Cottondale, #24518, born to Erastus Milton COMBS (b. MO) and Eliza REYNOLDS (b. TX)

13 Aug 1893 James Oscar COMBS, male, Paradise, #28865, born to John Tipton COMBS (b. TX) and Nora WISE (b. TX)

7 May 1898 George Dewey COMBS, male, Paradise, #61164, born to Milton Erastus COMBS (b. TX) and Elizabeth REYNOLDS (b. TX)

11 Dec 1899 Ophia Alma COMBS, female, Paradise, #23152, born to John Tipton COMBS and Nora WISE (b. LA)

20 Nov 1900 John Owen COMBS, male, Cottondale, #13853, born to John Tipton COMBS (b. TX) and Nora WISE, Nora (b. LA)

Birdie Totty McNutt Note: My records show that Erastus Milton COMBS was the son of Zur David COMBS. Could John Tipton COMBS be his brother?. They both lived in the same towns around the same time period.


1920 Wise Co, TX Census

(Additional information from Wise Co, TXGenWeb.)

Precinct 4 (Cottondale area)

p. 133A

114 125 Combs John (Tipton) Head M 57 M TX IN MO Farmer
Nora (Wise) Wife F 54 M LA USA USA
Owen (John) Son M 19 S TX TX LA
Opal Daughter F 21 S TX TX LA
Myrtle Daughter F 17 S TX TX LA
Wilbert Son M 11 S TX TX LA
Sarah Mother F 92 Wd MO USA USA

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South part of Precinct 4 (Cottondale area)

p. 141A

131/133 Combs Clarence Head M 33 M TX TX TX Farmer
Lillie Wife F 29 M TX TX TX
Claudie Daughter F 11 S TX TX TX
Lela Mae Daughter F 8 S OK TX TX
Clyde Son M 6 S TX TX TX
Olie Fay Daughter F 3 4/12 S TX TX TX

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(S of Cottondale)

p. 143A

165/168 Combs Walter (John) Head M 36 M TX TX TX Farmer
Martha (Finley) Wife F 28 M TX TX TX
Isabel Daughter F 4 6/12 S TX TX TX
Alice Daughter F 7/12 S TX TX TX

Note: Married Dec 24, 1913 (Wise County Marriage book 7 p. 497)

168/171 Combs Erastis M Head M 69 M TX IN MO Farmer
Eliza Wife F 58 M TX TN SC
Luther Son M 23 S TX TX TX
Dewey Son M 21 S TX TX TX

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Precinct 8

Draco-Paradise

p. 257B

122/122 Combs Worthy E(ugene) Head M 33 M TX TX TX Farmer
Ola Wife F 32 M TX Germany IL
Elmer Son M 12 S TX TX TX
Clifton Son M 10 S TX TX TX
Don Son M 6 S TX TX TX
Ozell Daughter F 2 11/12 S TX TX TX

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Note: according to 9/9/07 Birth Cert #3525 & 3525a of Elmer Eugene Combs, Ola is Olie Zelo ERICK; Another son born 8/12/21 W. E. Combs (Birth Cert #7441 & 7441a).


1930 Wise Co, TX Census

Justice Precinct 3, West part

p. 138B

155/135 Baldwin Alford (Charles) Head M 45 M 21 AR SC SC Railroad Repairman
Ollie (Irene) Wife F 39 M 15 AR AR CA
Ima (Erma R.) Dau F 13 S TX AR AR
Lottie Dau F 12 S TX ARK AR
Inez Dau F 10 S TX ARK AR
Anna Dau F 8 S TX ARK AR
Comes Maggie Mother F 78 Wd 18 SC SC SC

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Justice Precinct 4, North part

Paradise Street

p. 140A

8/8 Combs John (Tipton) Head M 67 M 23 TX IN MO General Farmer
Nora (Wise) Wife F 62 M 18 LA LA LA
J(ohn) Owen Son M 29 S TX TX LA
Phillips Morgan Boarder M 58 S TN TN TN General Farmer

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1 Mar 1941

      Funeral Record (cert. sent to Dr Watson 3-3-41
      Number 164
      Total No. 1860   Yearly No. 19    Date Mar 1 Sat 1941
      Name of Deceased          Mrs Nora (J.T.) COMBS       Where Born LA
      Residence of Deceased  Paradise, Texas   wife} J. T. COMBS
      Charge to:                        Children 7 & J. T.
      Address:                          Paradise & Dallas
      Order given by:               Mrs. Lindsey
      How Secured:                  Part cash
      Occupation of Deceased Housewife
      Name of Employer          Husband
      Date of Death                  Feb 28 Friday 12P
      Date of Birth                    August 5, 1867
      Age   73 yrs 6 mo 20 days
      Date of Funeral               Mar 1, Sat 3:30p
      Services at                     Paradise ME Church
      Clergyman                      Rena Wolf & H B Brown
      His Address:                   Paradise    Ft Worth
      Religion of Deceased     Methadist
      Resided in the State       Blank
      Place of Death                 Home Paradise
      Cause of Death               Pneumonia
      Contributory                    Stroke
      Certifying Physian          O M Nelson
      His Address                    Bridgeport TX
      Name of Father               David WISE
      His Birthplace                 LA
      Maiden Name of Mother Nancy WINN
      her Birthplace                 LA
      Mortor Slip}Remains to  At Home
      Size and Style of Casket #1162-234-G3-EFP2
      AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
      Pall Beares
      A. V. Butrum McClintoc
      John H. Pool - Pat Morrn
      Pat Reed - D R Combs
      Votie Mann

Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt for Combs &c

Wise County Texas Funeral Records

Note: This is the wife of John Tipton COMBS of Wise Co., Texas.


28 Nov 1952

      Funeral Record
      Number 172
      Total No. 2926  Yearly No. 83    Date Nov 28 1952
      Name of Deceased          John Tipton COMBS
      Residence of Deceased  Paradise, Texas   husb} Nora Wise COMBS
      Charge to:                        Wilbert COMBS
      Address:                          blank
      Order given by:               Children
      How Secured:                  Children
      If Vetern, State War         No
      Occupation of Deceased Retired Farmer  SS# None
      Name of Employer          none
      Date of Death                  Wednesday Nov. 25th, 1952 3:45p
      Date of Birth                    July 12, 1862
      Age   90 yrs 4 mo 14 days
      Date of Funeral               Nov. 28, Friday 10:00a
      Services at                     Christian Chaple
      Clergyman                      Rev Roy Montgomery
      Religion of deceased    Baptist
      Birthplace                       Texas
      Resided in the State       All my life
      Place of Death                 Bridgeport Hospital
      Cause of Death               blank
      Contributory                    blank
      Certifying Physian          Dr
      His Address                    blank
      Name of Father               Zur COMBS
      His Birthplace                 IL
      Maiden Name of Mother Sarah EVANS
      Her Birthplace                 MO
      Motor Slip}Remains to
      Size and Style of Casket solid oak finish log mould design
      AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
      Pall Beares
      Clifton COMBS
      Elm? COMBS
      Dar COMBS
      Pat MANN
      Burly MANN

Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt for Combs &c

Wise County Texas Funeral Records

Note: John Tipton COMBS was the son of Zur David COMBS and Sarah Catherine EVANS. They are also found in records for Dallas County and Johnson County, TX.


4 Feb 1969 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)
Luther Thomas COMBS died. He was single.

20 May 1970 (Texas Death Records: 1964-1998)
John O. COMBS died. He was married.


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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