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Kane County was est. in 1836 from La Salle. In 1841, Kendall was established from Kane and LaSalle.

1840 Kane Co, IL Census Index

P. 27
Combs, John.

Note: This may be the John W. Combs who appears in the 1850 Kendall Co, IL Census. According to the DAR Lineage of Mrs. Marian A. COOMBS Conklin (DAR ID Number: 29431, "The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution," Volume 30, pp. 158-9),she was b in Kendall county, Illinois, Wife of Lemuel H. CONKLIN. Descendant of Henry MIZNER and of Mahlon COOMBS. Daughter of John W. COOMBS and Milley MISNER [sic], his wife. Granddaughter of Israel COOMBS and - BOLAN, his wife; Demarcus MISNER and Milley HAYMOND, his wife. Gr.-granddaughter of Mahlon COOMBS and Rebecca NORTON, his wife; Henry MIZNER and Barbara STACKER, his wife. Henry MIZNER, (1759-1848), was placed on the pension roll 1832, for fifteen months's actual service as a private in the Pennsylvania Line. He was born in Berks Co., Pa.; died in Kendall Co., Ill. Mahlon COOMBS, (1759- 1834), was placed on the pension roll, 1823, for one year's actual service as private in the Virginia Line. He was born in Loudon Co., Va.; died in Licking Co., Ohio.

1850 Kane Co, IL Census Index


P. 003
Combs, C. W.

P. 008
COMB, Wiliam

9-29-1857 Kane Co, IL Marriages. Combs, Chester D. & WALKER, Harriett A.

6-19-1901 Kane Co, IL Marriages. Combs, Bertha D. & ERICKSON, Gerhard

1908 Biography of Israel Straw Pingree, Kane County, Illinois. Among the early settlers of Kane county none stood higher in public esteem than Israel Straw PINGREE, who was a worthy representative of one of the pioneer families of this region. He was born in New Hampshire on the 12th day of March, 1801, and spent his early life in the East. Deciding to try his fortune on the prairies of Illinois, he came to Kane county in 1837 and took up a tract of government land at what became known as Pingree Grove. Here he and his family experienced many of the hardships and trials of life on the frontier and he bore a prominent part in transforming the wild land into well cultivated fields. Pingree Grove was named for him and his three brothers, all of whom took up government land in that locality. Throughout his active business life he followed farming and met with well deserved success in his labors. In 1844 Mr. PINGREE married Miss Harriet THURSTON, a daughter of John and Phoebe (INMAN) Thurston, who were from Ohio. Eight children blessed this union, of whom five are still living. In order of birth they are as follows: Phoebe A., who married George Combs and resides in Elgin; Andrew C. and Hiram T., both deceased; Jennie L., the wife of George R. BAGLEY, whose sketch appears on another page of this volume; Hannah, the wife of C. J. ARNOLD, a resident of Denver, Colorado; Daniel, deceased; Francis who married Fannie WASSON and resides in Elgin; Lorena A., the wife of Edward WEIGHTMAN. The father of this family continued to make his home at Pingree Grove until his death and passed away in 1870.

The History of Kane County, Illinois - Volume II by R. Waite Joslyn and Frank W. Joslyn, published by Pioneer Publishing - Chicago 1908. Kane Co, IL GenWeb Archives

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