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Linn County was established from Dubuque in 1837, organized in 1839. The County Seat is Cedar Rapids.

See Also Earliest Combs &c. Families of Iowa

1840 Linn Co, IA Census

Cedar Rapids Twp

Page 017
Harriet F. Combs
William COOMBS 2nd

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from CD 153 U.S. Census Index; Mid-West, Great Lakes. from Automated Archives, Inc. c 1994)

“The Old Settlers Association of Linn County, Iowa. 1837 - 1915”


Combs, Wm H Cedar Rapids
*Combs, Harriet F Cedar Rapids


Combs, Mrs H E Cedar Rapids

(USGenWeb Archive Project)

Note: This is a list from the 25th annual reunion of the Linn Co. Old Settlers' Ass'n Held in the City Park, in Marion, Iowa Thursday, 26 Aug 1915.

“One of the leading features of the association is the holding of an annual reunion and picnic, which is held at Marion. It is always the largest and most successful reunion held in the county. We herewith present to our readers a complete roster of the membership, compiled in alphabetical order, together with the years in which they first settled in Linn county. Names preceded by a star signify the members have died since joining the association.”

1880 Linn Co, IA Census


Cedar Rapids Ward 1

ED 256 District:2

p. 76b

Washington St.

69/76 Combs W.H. w m 46 carpenter IN IN IN
H.F. w f 47 wife keeping boarders OH CT PA
Eldora w f 24 dau IA IN OH
Leon w m 22 son farmer IA IN OH
Hattie w f 18 dau sch IA IN OH
N.W. [W. W.] w m 15 son sch IA IN OH
PEROYEN [PENOYER] David w m 50 boarder machinist NY
HANLIN Daniel w m 23 boarder laboarer IRE IRE IRE
James w m 33 boarder stone mason IRE IRE IRE
MILES [MILLS] Preston w m 23 boarder agent sewing machine MO VA VA
Jessie w m 19 boarder agent sewing machine IA IRE IA

USGenWeb Census Project

ED 270


p. 288A

234/246 Combs Jno. w m 30 farmer IA IN IN
Emily w f 30 wife keeping house IA NY OH
James w m 4 son IA IA IA
Levi w m 3 son IA IA IA
ANCISTING [AUGESTINE] Jefferson w m 18 servant farm laborer OH -- --

USGenWeb Census Project

Note: Next household transcribed as CORMBY by USGenWeb Census Project is transcribed as Combs by Family Search (FHL). Also, other alternate transcriptions indicated in [brackets] above.

235/247 Rachall COMBS Self W Female W 65 Keeping House IN KY KY
Lizzie Dau S Female W 25 Teacher IA IN IN

MARRIAGES: Linn Co, IA Marriages 1841-1855

1843 Dec 16 Come, Samuel W. D. m. Dodd, Mary

1854 Nov 23 Wells, Thomas W. m. Combs, Martha I.

1854 Dec 12 Coombs, Wm. H. m. Brown, Harriet A

(USGenWeb Archive Project)

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