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Hancock County was established in 1825 from Pike and unorganized territory. No Combs by surname have been located on 1830-1850 Hancock census enumerations.

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

16th of March, 1833 Sangamon Journal. Notice. "To Thomas PAINE, Larkin PAINE, Joshua OWEN and Nancy OWEN, late Nancy PAINE, Mason PAINE, William PAINE, Kinney POOL and Milley POOL, late Milley PAINE, Fleming PAINE, Murrill PAINE, Elizabeth PAINE, Sally PAINE, Johnathan EVANS and Alta EVANS, late Alta PAINE, heirs at law of Daniel PAINE and Carroll deceased. Take note that a noncuperative [nuncupative] will of the said Daniel PAINE, has been duly proven and recorded…that letters of testamentary will be granted thereon to Sylvia PAYNE and Fleming PAYNE on the 16th day of March…" (Extracted by Combs Researcher R. Richardson)

Extracted from Daniel Payne's will: "I want my young children that live with me, that is to say Elizabeth, Sally and Carroll to have as much as those have had that left me (to wit) Eighty dollars in trust each and Carroll besides that to have money enough to bare his expenses to Alabama and to pay for schooling him two or three years… Also I want when my money is collected as much of it as may be necessary given for a home for the hold woman to live on." (ibid.)

RR Notes: Daniel PAYNE (a.k.a. PAINE), b 1760-1770, Halifax Co, VA, m (1) bef 1792, Unknown by whom he had Larkin PAINE; and possibly Thomas PAINE and Sanford PAINE; and (2) Sylvia Combs of Hawkins and Warren Co, TN (ancestry undetermined, but possibly d/o Mason Combs, Jr.). Following Daniel's death, she is next found on an 1836 enumeration in Des Moines Co, IA where she died in 1857.

8 Mar 1836 - 3 Nov 1840 Hancock Co, IL Federal Land Patent. Llewellyn W. Combs of Adams Co, IL. Sale Dated: March 8, 1836. BLM Patent Description IL3990__.421. Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 7075 Misc. Document Nr. : -- Warrantee Name: ---. Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) Signature Present: Y. Signature Date: 11/03/1840 Metes/Bounds: N. Survey Date: Subsurface Reserved: N. Land Office: QUINCY. Comments: ---. Legal Land Descriptions (Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties): 1 SENW 34/ 4-N 5-W N 4TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN - 1815 ILLINOIS 40 HANCOCK (Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States

Others patenting land in this same section were:

GRIGGS, STEPHEN 10/10/1840 2595 IL3910__.195
GRIGGS, STEPHEN 10/10/1840 2596 IL3910__.196
GRIGGS, STEPHEN 10/10/1840 2597 IL3910__.197
LAFON, WILLIAM 10/10/1840 1645 IL3890__.201
LAFON, WILLIAM 10/10/1840 3260 IL3920__.233
SADLER, GEORGE W 10/10/1840 3588 IL3930__.045
STARK, JAMES 11/03/1840 6819 IL3990__.174
STARK, ROBERT 11/03/1840 12597 IL4090__.239
WHITAKER, BENJAMIN 11/03/1840 15368 IL4120__.421

Notes: So far as is known Llewellyn W. Combs never resided in Hancock. He died Feb 1840 in Adams, leaving minor children and widow Maria K. OVERTON whom he had m 25 Oct 1830, Nelson Co, KY.

11-14-1856 Combs, Henry M. & WIKEY, Ann (Hancock Co, IL Marriage Book 2 40)

3 Dec 1857 Augusta, Hancock Co, IL. Born: Mary Salisbury Combs, d/o Samuel Richardson & Margaret VAN ANTWERP Combs, Jr. (Mary Salisbury Combs York Papers)

Notes: Samuel Richardson Combs, Jr. was the s/o Samuel Richardson and Theodosia HOLDER Combs, Sr. of Clark Co, KY. According to his granddaughter, Mrs. Rice P. YORK, Samuel died 22 Nov 1900, St. Paul, Neosha Co, KS to where he had removed in 1878.

5-22-1867 Hancock Co, IL Marriage Book 4 37 Combs, Fannie Heath & SUTHERLAND, William P.

Notes: Frances Heath "Fannie" Combs, d/o Samuel Richardson & Margaret VAN ANTWERP Combs, Jr. according to both the Mary Salisbury Combs York papers and The Combes Genealogy… which adds that she was born in 1843.

6-21-1875 Hancock Co, IL Marriage Book 4 102 Combs, Holden & RANDOLPH, Hannah

Notes: This was possibly Holder [sic] Leslie Combs, s/o Samuel Richardson & Margaret VAN ANTWERP Combs, Jr. according to both the Mary Salisbury Combs York papers and The Combes Genealogy… which adds that Leslie was born in 1855, and married second Carrie SCOBEY.

4-20-1893 Combs, Robert & HORTON, Bell (Hancock Co, IL Marriage Book 31)

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