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Wayne County, IA was created from Indian Land in 1846. The County Seat is Corydon.

1870 Wayne Co, IA Census



p. 3; 1 Aug 1870 by Joshua Eargh

20/20 Combs George K 38 MW Farmer 1500 610 OH
Sarah 40 FW Keeps House OH
Anna 15 FW At School OH (sch)
Mary 13 FW St School OH (sch)
Edgar 12 MW At School IL (sch)
John 9 MW At School IL (sch)
Clara 5 FW OH (sch)
Laville 3 FW At Home IA

1880 Wayne Co, IA Census

Howard Twp

vol 32; e.d. 244; sheet 17; line 29

James Combs 46 1835/6 PA
Amanda " 36 1844 IA
William A. " 13 1867 "
George H. " 11 1869 "
Jacob A. " 9 1871 "
James " 8 1872 "
Martha J. " 6 1874 "
Otis R. " 5 1875 "
John W. " 3 1877 " (my great grandfather)
infant " 1 1880 " (probably Edward Luroy Combs?)

KW Note: James m Amanda ARMENTROUT. I also have it noted from another researcher (but I do not have the source) that the James COOMBS above was in Co H 5th Iowa from Van Buren Co., Sewal, IA - I assume this is the Civil War.

(Submitted & annotated by Combs Researcher Kent Wayson)

1900 Wayne Co, IA Census

Howard Twp

vol. 80; e.d. 146; sheet 9; line 19

James COOMBS 66 Mar 1834 PA
George " 32 Nov 1867 IA
John W. " 22 Aug 1877 "
Mary E. " 16 Mar 1884 "

(Submitted & annotated by Combs Researcher Kent Wayson)

1920 Wayne Co, IA Census


vol. 84; e.d. 181; sheet 18; line 21

John W. COOMBS 42 IA
Sylvia " 27 "
Bernice " 6 "
Helen " 4 "
John " 3 " (my grandfather)
Isal " 1 "

(Submitted & annotated by Combs Researcher Kent Wayson)

From Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa Inter-State Publishing company, 1886, page 330-331

G. K. Combs, dealer in real estate, residing at Allerton, is a native of Ohio, in which State he was born in November, 1831, his parents living there till their death. He was reared and educated in his native State, and was there united in marriage to Miss Sarah Byers, and to this union have been born six children - Anna Maggie, Mary Alice, E. L., J. B., Clara Lizzie and Llew Ella. Mr. Combs has been a resident of Iowa since the spring of 1865, when he located in Cedar County, living there till he came to Wayne County in 1868. On coming to Wayne County he settled on unimproved land, in Warren Township, which he improved and cultivated. In 1880 he sold his farm, purchasing another near Allerton. In 1885 he became a resident of Allerton, having sold his second farm, since which time he has been engaged in the real-estate business. During a residence of about eighteen years in Wayne County he has become well and favorably known, and by his many manly qualities has gained many friends.

Submitted by Linda Berney

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