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Jasper County established in 1846 from Mahaska County.

1856 Jasper Co, IA State Census

(IAGenWeb State Census Project)

MICROFILM: HQ# V221-19, FHL# 1021302

Note: numbers (if there) after gender (M/F) represents years in residence.

Newton Twp

p. 318 & 322

143/164 Andrew CURRIER 33 M 12 VA Tavern Keeper
Emeline 32 F 13 NY
Edward 11 M 11 IA
Emma 5 F 5 IA
(No name) IA
Elizabeth REYNOLDS 18? F 1 OH
Manerva SLATER 16 F MO
Lewis N. HAGAR 21 M NY Miller
Isaac D. EMMON 23 M NH Miller
Levi Combs 24 M 1 OH Inn Keeper

Note: Emma on next page.


Poweskiek Twp

p. 472, enumerated 2 Aug 1856

101/114 John McCRACKEN 29 M 1 OH Farmer
Rebecca 24 F 1 OH
Mary 3 F 1 OH
Sarah 1 F 1 OH

Note: According to Colfax Funeral Home Records (below) of Franklin Pierce McCRACKEN (born 22 Feb 1859) & Wesley McCRACKEN (born 18 Dec 1870) Father John McCRACKEN and Mother Rebecca Coombs both born OH.


09 Feb 1872 Combs, L J - HIBBS, Mary J; married by: C B Clark, Min; 09 Feb 1872; p. 96 (Jasper County, Iowa Marriage Register Volume II 1870-1878)

Jasper Co, IAGenWeb

History of Jasper County, Iowa
Chicago, Western History Company, 1878.
Prairie City

“…Independence Day, 1860, was celebrated at Prairie City in splendid style. At 10 o'clock, a procession was formed in the public square, officered by Isaiah Coombs, George Fugard, James F. Parker, Fletcher Minshall, J.H. Elliott and R.H. McConnell, and headed by the Newton Brass Band. A.F. McConnell read the Declaration of Independence, and addresses were made by H.S. Winslow, Judge Phillips, of Des Moines, Thomas O. Osborn of Chicago, and Rev. Caleb Bundy. Six hundred persons ate dinner at a table over four hundred feet long.…”

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1885 Jasper Co, IA State Census

Mound Prairie Twp

p. 29

T79 R20W NE 1/4 NW 1/4

162/167 Coomes, Mary 62 F W OH
Townsend 32 M W OH
Louima? 5 M Cass Co, IA

Note: Widow of Isaiah Coomes; Louima? is probably Lamma s/o Townsend Coomes, see 1880 Cass Co, IA Census. Townsend also widowed

163/168 SLAUGHTER, Joseph 65 M M OH
Belinda 68 F M OH

Note: Brother (or other relation?) to Mary Ann SLAUGHTER Coomes.

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1887 Directory Of Jasper County, Iowa: Mound Prairie Township, P 669

Coomes, Isaiah, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 19; P. O. Prairie City; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, Jan. 12, 1821; came to this county in 1854; has 180 acres of land, valued at $7,200. Politics, Republican. Held the office of Justice of the Peace eight years, also Assessor and Township Clerk. Married Mary Ann SLAUGHTER; she was born in Perry Co., Ohio, May 5, 1822; they have four children -- Oliver, Sarah, Townsend and Jemima. Came direct from Ohio to Jasper County, where he has resided since. At the time he came here Washington and Mound Prairie were in one township, and the first election was held in Sand Ridge School House. Came here amongst the earliest settlers; has a good and comfortable home, and is one of the substantial farmers.

Note: See Josiah [sic] Coomes in 1850 Hopewell Township, Licking County, Ohio Census.

Submitted by Jane McCann Walsh

Colfax Funeral Home Records

McCRACKEN, Wesley; 14 Jan 1935; Luthern Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa; Colfax Highland Cemetery; 64y 0m 26d; 18 Dec 1870; Jasper Co, Iowa; Married; Farmer; John McCRACKEN Ohio; Rebecca Coombs Ohio; Embolism of Pulmonary Artery

McCRACKEN, Franklin Pierce, 19 Oct 1936; Washington Twp; Oak Hill (Colfax Highland Cemetery); 77y 7m 27d; 22 Feb 1859; Iowa; Single; Retired Farmer; John McCRACKEN Ohio; Rebecca Coombs Ohio; Hemorrhage

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p. 269 Stella Florence McCombs died 27 Feb 1962 in Shell Lake, Wisconsin; Buried Ashton Cemetery; age: 49y born: 12 Nov 1912; Birthpace Collins, Iowa; Father Squire Teed

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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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