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Fulton County was established in 1823 from Pike Co, IL. Henry, Knox, Peoria and Putnam Cos were est. in 1825 from Fulton. That same year, Schuyler was est. from Fulton and Pike.

Except where otherwise noted, source for all marriages is Index to Combs Marriages of IL.

Except where otherwise noted, source for all state and federal land references is Index to State Land Sales of IL.

See Fulton Co, IL Miscellaneous Records - Bios, Obits &c.

24 Aug 1824. Providence Church Minutes, Francisco, Gibson Co, IN. Joseph COMBS applied for letter of dismission along with others, including John HOLCOMB, which letters were granted with the purpose of moving to Fulton County, IL (Combs Researcher Herbert Holcomb).

Fulton County Circuit Court Case Files Index, 18251876

1848COMBS, PETITION OF#16981848-08
1852COMBS, ROBERT W.HALL, GEORGE#2118.21852-03
1852GOUDY, WILLIAM C.COMBS, ROBERT W.#2002.21852-03
1853COMBS, ROBERT W.SHEET, NANCY#2211.21853-01
1859FOX, JEREMIAH M.COMBS, B.A. ET AL#1299.31859-02
1860FOX, JEREMIAH M.COMBS, ROBERT W.#1422.31860-02
1860ELLIOT, JAMES T.COMBS, ROBERT#1500.31860-02
1869HOUSE, JACOB C.COMBS, ROBERT#54821869-08

Source of Index: Illinois Regional Archives Depository System (IRAD), Western Illinois University

1825 Fulton Co, IL (State Census?)

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Joseph COMBS (m 4 Nov 1817, Butler Co, KY, Mary BUTLER?)
Hazel PUTMAN (m 18 Oct 1806, Warren Co, KY, Isabel COMBS?)

(Broderbund Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 - Unreliable Source!)

16 Dec 1827 Fulton Co, IL. Died: Stacy COMBS, w/o Redding PUTMAN (m 6 Jun 1812, Knox Co, IN) (Missing Family Bible Record includes birth and death dates according to Combs Researcher Jim Ross)

Notes: According to Family Tradition (still seeking original sources), Stacy was the d/o Bennett & Dorothy COMBS of Pendleton, SC; however, she is also said to have been born 2 Sep 1794 in Wilkes Co, NC. Following the death of Stacy and his remarriage to Phoebe MARSH in Fulton Co, IL on 21 Feb 1829, Redding PUTMAN removed to Washington Co, AR, where also is found the Levi COMBS, who follows, b 1796, near Salisbury, Rowan Co, NC, and raised in Wilkes Co, NC. Likewise, a Joseph COMBS (see above) is also thought to have possibly been a s/o Bennett and Dorothy, possibly the same found in Butler Co, KY, and Gibson Co, IN.

1830 Fulton Co, IL Census Index

Page 251

1 M 30-40
1 F 20-30
2 M 10-15
1 F 5-10
2 M under 5
1 F under 5

Page 255

1 M under 5
1 F under 5
1 M 30-40
1 F 20-30

(The Dorothy and Bennett Combs Manuscript)

Notes: See not only Levi in Washington Co, AR, but a 'mystery' James COMBS as well. The same?

12 Jun 1835 Fulton Co, IL Federal Land Sale. Levi COMBS

11 Jun 1836 Fulton Co, IL Federal Land Sale. Robert W. COMBS

15 Oct 1836. Fulton Co, IL Federal Land Sales (4 transactions). Robert W. COMBS

Notes: Robert W. COMBS, s/o Zur COMBS d 1828 Hamilton Co, OH, and Mary CREEK, m 3 Sep 1784, Shenandoah Co, VA.

4-06-1837 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. A-34 Cynthia COMBS & Samuel HARSHBERGER

3-17-1839 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. A-52 Mary A. COMBS & Asa SHREVES

1840 Fulton Co, IL Census Index

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Robert COMBS

P. 215:
Joseph COMBS

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11-01-1846 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. B-49 Elizabeth COMBS & Joseph HUGHBANKS [SW: EUBANKS]

Notes: See 1850 Knox Co, IL census.

3-07-1847 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. B-57 James COMBS & Jane DYER

1-05-1850 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. B-130 William COMBS & Margaret BENSON

Notes: Not found on 1850 census yet

1850 Fulton Co., ILL

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Town of Buckhart

95/99 Dicy SPENCER 50 f Ky cannot read or write
Henderson 21 m farmer $1000 Ky
Nancy 23 f OH
John 10 m IL attended school within the year
Isaac CHESSER 26 m farmer IL

DK Note: This appears to be the missing Dicie/Dicey COMBS, d/o RW John "8" and Margaret COMBS. John and Margaret's granddaughter Margaret COMBS Lewis, states in her Dickey Diary Interview, “My grandfather, John Combs, had a daughter named Dicie who married a SPENCER and removed to Illinois.” According to WFT Vol 2, one John R. SPENCER, b 1838 Fulton Co., ILL, d 1906 Washington Co., KS, was the s/o John SPENCER and Dicey COMBS. Was Nancy w/o Henderson SPENCER?

Hickery Twp

Page 218

117/137 James COMBS 28 m farmer $980 OH
Jane 23 f IN
Samantha 5/12 f IL
Clarissa SNODGRASS 10 f OH attended school within the year

Combs Researcher Sally Stacy: From the 1860-1870-1880 Crook Co., OR Federal Census, the Linn Co., OR Pioneer File and Jane DYER Combs' obituary in the Crook Co. Journal, 09 Jan 1913 and her death cert. OR # 48): James Parker COMBS, b 10 Aug 1822 Highland Co, OH, d 01 Apr 1900 Crook Co. OR; m 07 Mar 1847, Fulton Co, IL, Jane DYER (my gg aunt) b 19 Mar 1827 Hamilton Co, IN, d 07 Jan 1913 in Portland, Multnomah Co, OR. 11 children.

120/140 Robert COMBS 53 m farmer $3000 [or 3100] VA
Martha 53 f PA
William 24 m farmer OH
Zur 24 m farmer OH
Kerry 19 m farmer OH attended school within the year
Andrew 16 m farmer OH attended school within the year
John 12 m IL attended school within the year
Martha 10 f IL attended school within the year

Combs Researcher Sally Stacy: From 1850-1860 Fulton Co., IL Federal Census; Marriage Records of Highland Co., OH 1805-1880; Wills & Adm & Guardianships, Highland Co., OH 1805-1880: Robert COMBS b 22 Nov 1796, Greenbriar Co, VA, d. 23 Jan 1887, Fulton Co, IL; m 1st Martha PARKER, b 1797 PA; m 2nd 1863 [6/19/1864, Fulton?], Mary FISHER, widow of Miles COOK. She died 29 Oct 1873. Robert had 10 children. Was Robert on the 1830 Highland Co, OH Census with another Zur COMBS? Was James COMBS his son?

121/141 Exzina COMBS 43 f TN
Martha 19 F IN
Elisha 15 M IL
William 11 M IL attended school within the year
James 10 M IL attended school within the year

Town of Utica

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85/90 Elizabeth COMBS 42 f IN $500 IN cannot read or write
Solomon 18 m IL
Isaac 14 m IL
Mary 12 f IL
Catharine 8 f IL
Martha A. 6 f IL
Susan 4 f IL
Moses SHAW 15 m IN


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117/123 Wolery COMBS 60 m farmer Va
Alfred 29 m farmer Va
Elizabeth 25 f OH
John W. 4 m OH
Phebe J. 2 f IL

Notes: A Wooly COMB is on the 1830 Pickaway Co, OH census index, and a Woolery COMBS on the 1840 Pickaway Co census. Woolery aka Willery and Alfred found next in the 1860 Woodford Co, IL census.

2-13-1851 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. B-155 Zur COMBS & Hannah TIPTON

2-10-1859 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. 00C-174 John Milton COMBS & Mary Catherine COWMAN

Notes: Is this John Milton COMBS, Jr., s/o John Milton COMBS, Sr. of Highland OH and Knox IL? See obituary for John Milton Combs

2-10-1859 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. B-273 Solomon COMBS & Adelia EAGER

1860 Fulton Co, IL Census

not yet extracted

6-19-1864 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. D-41 Robert W. COMBS & Mary COOK

1870 Fulton Co, IL Census

(partial transcription by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) Updates found at: USGenWeb Census Project

Union Twp - Avon P.O.

p. 260a

290 287 Combs Cyprian 34 M W Farmer 2200 1000 Kentucky X
Martha 37 F W Keeping House Kentucky
Francis 11 M W Illinois X
William 10 M W Illinois X
Albert 8 M W Illinois X
Edward 4 M W Illinois
Cora 2 F W Illinois Dec.
Ernest 6/12 M W Illinois

Banner Twp.

p. 321b

141/139 William COMBS 46 w m farm laborer IN (Coombs)
Eliza 48 w f keeping house NY
Eliza 18 w f at home IL

Young Hickory - Ellisville P.O.

p. 324a

38/38 Combs Robert W 76 M W Farmer 10000 4000 VA

p. 324b (con't)

38/38 Combs Mary 61 F W Keeping House PA
William 45 M W Farmer OH
HUMMELL Thomas C 20 M W Farm Laborer IL
NORVIL James H 35 M W Farm Laborer NC
TIMMONS Sarah K 21 f W Domestic Servant IL
COOK Jesse 21 M W Farm Laborer 3000 400 PA

Cass Twp

p. 424b

43/46 HENDERSON Nathan 64 M W Farmer 8000 1500 VA
Catharine 58 F W Keeping House OH

43/47 HENDERSON Wesley 22 M W Farmer 300 IL X
Ida 17 F W Keeping House IL

43/48 Daniel COMBS 26 w m farm laborer IL
Nancy 24 w f keeping house IL
William 1 w m IL
CASPER Wilber 15 M W Farm laborer IL

1-07-1872 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. D-191 Eliza Jane COMBS & Henry BENSON

12-30-1891 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. F-111 Henry Combs & Emma NORVAL

5-31-1894 Fulton Co, IL Marriages. F-158 Jesse A. COMBS & Ida ARMSTRONG

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