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Keokuk County was established in 1843 from Washington. The County seat is Sigourney.

1850 Federal Census, for Keokuk Co IA

(transcribed by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt)

page 233
25 Aug 1850 Census taken by Z. Trueblood

147/155 Combs, Jesse 29 m w Farmer NC
Elizabeth 27 f w OH
Medora F. 08 f w IN
Wm J.H.P. 05 m w IN
Sarah K. 02 f w IN Medora F. and Wm J.H.P. Combs attended schoold w/in year.

Notes: Transcription of Combs Researcher Nancy Theodore shows Medra L., age 5 instead of Medora F., age 8; and Wm. J.K.P. Combs, age 2, instead of Wm. J.H.P. age 5. Jesse Combs (s/o Thomas Hicks and Keziah HAYS Combs), b ca 1821, NC, m 1 Apr 1841, Hancock Co, IN, Elizabeth Ann STEEL. See 1860 Siskiyou Co, CA re his family, wagon train and gold rush.

1856 Keokuk Co. IA State Census

(Source: Original image 1856 Keokuk Co, IA State Census,, transcribed by S Elfving)

4/4 Zur Combs, 33, m, md, res: 1yr, b. Ohio, Farmer, native veteran, militia
Hannah Combs, 27, f, md, res: 1yr, b. Ohio
Mary Combs, 5, f, res: 1yr, b. Ill
Wm Combs, 3, m, res: 1yr, b. Ill
John Combs, 2, m, res: 1yr, b. Ill

1860 Keokuk Co, IA Census (Index)

Van Buren

page 984
William Combs

page 985
Elizabeth COIMBS

(Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from 1860 IOWA Census Index: United States Selected States/Counties, Family Tree Maker's ®TM, Family Archive CD #318, Broderbund Banner BlueDivision, © 1995)

Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives