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Daviess County was established in 1817 from Knox Co IN. In 1819, Owen Co was established from Daviess and Sullivan Cos IN. In 1820, Martin was established from Daviess and Dubois (Daviess loses to non-county area this same year, but regains part in 1821). Martin gains from Daviess in 1828.

Note: See also Daviess Co, IN Marriage Book A (1850-1920) and See also Joyce Winter Kahre's Index to Early Combs Marriages in IN.

1820 US Census Index

No Combs

9 Aug 1824 Daviess Co, IN Land Patent. COOMBS Benjamin (of Switzerland Co, IN) Y N Indiana 604 Y August 9, 1824 Vincennes 1 E1/2SE 30/ 5 N 5 W N 2nd Principal 80 Daviess IN0020_.092 (Combs BLM Land of Indiana)

1830-1850 US Census Index

No Combs

01 May 1870 Daviess County, Indiana Marriage Record.
Indiana, to-wit: Daviess County.
This certifies that I joined in marriage as husband and wife, James COMBS and Nancy R EDWARDS, on the 1st day of May, 1870. s/E P BANKS, L.E. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs)

Note: This is the second marriage of James COMBS who m 1st Prudence WRIGHT in 1837 in Dearborn Co IN (See marriage and land records, letters and 1850 census. 1860 not yet located)

1870 Daviess Co, IN Census

Veale Twp


FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot Site (1870 Census Image)

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83/84 Combs, William 31 Farmer 1200 400 OH
Nancy 27 keeping house OH
Joseph 7 IN
Sarah 5 IN

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Combs, James 3 IN
Mary 3m IN Mar

Note: William, son of James & Prudence WHITE Combs, married Nancy Matilda PIERSON (From a letter written to Ellen Combs Hawkins, excerpted by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs [Dearborn County, IN]).

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110/111 COMBS, James 53 farmer - 600 IN
Nancy 42 keeping house IN
Susan 27 IN
Noah 21 Laborer IN
Geo. 19 IN
Anna 14 IN
Hannah 10 IN
Joseph 12 IN

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs who adds: See 1850 Dearborn Co IN Census)

1880 Daviess Co, IN Census

FamilySearch (partial)

Family History Library Film 1254271
NA Film Number T9-0271


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Thomas DOBBINS Self M Male W 47 IN Farmer NC IN
Mary A. DOBBINS Wife M Female W 44 IN Keeping House SC SC
Alice DOBBINS Dau S Female W 21 IN House Work From Home IN IN
Harvey E. MILLER Son S Male W 17 IN Help On Farm IN IN
John S. MILLER Son S Male W 14 IN Help On Farm IN IN
Allen O. MILLER Son S Male W 12 IN Help On Farm IN IN
Luther O. MILLER Son S Male W 10 IN IN IN
Asenith L. MILLER Dau S Female W 5 IN IN IN
Finnis M. MILLER Son S Male W 3 IN IN IN

Note: Mary Ann Combs, d/o William and Asenath ELLIS Combs, married (1st) Philip MILLER, 20 Jan 1853/19 Dec 1853 (both dates recorded) Greene Co, IN. Philip reportedly died in the Civil War (1863-1865) and Mary married (2nd) Thomas DOBBINS, 8 Sept 1874. Who is the father of children between these two periods (perhaps Philip survived the war) and what accounts for enumertor's repoting surname “MILLER” for children born after Mary's marriage to Thomas DOBBINS? (Is it a transciber error?) Original images need to be examined.

Daviess Co, IN Marriage Index A - F, 1850 - 1920

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Cindy Combs)

16818571560COMBS, Elizabeth A&Gilbert B Trueblood
2971860239COMBS, Elizabeth A&John Godwin
2971860239COMBS, Albert H&Catherine Potts
03718642258COMBS, Melvina&Morgan Potts
211218652374COMBS, Laura&Gibson Solomon
30718662436COMBS, Sarah L&Alexander Hays
241118672587COMBS, Sarah E&John N Davis
231218693130COMBS, Mary H&Thomas Courtney
01518703166COMBS, James&Nancy R Edwards
13218733431COMBS, Geo R&Mary J Davis
231018733500COMBS, Susannah&John H Davis
25418754119COMBS, Amey J&John Eubanks
311018784487COMBS, Noah W&Sarah E Davis
17918825363COMBS, Henry C&Isadora Holden
20318845538COMBS, Dora T&John T Potts
0181889714COMBS, Hannah A&Joseph W Davis
2021890792COMBS, Taylor F&Mary Williams
311018917335COMBS, Rosa&Wm D Summers
05618927414COMBS, Earl (?)&Joseph N Workman
31718927431COMBS, Sterling&Mary E Scott
02819009305COMBS, Taylor&Stella Williams
27919009324COMBS, Sarah E&Josiah Robertson
10219029531COMBS, Eva M&Roy A Lett
184190410254COMBS, Thomas S&Ruth Lents
1812190410346COMBS, Alva E&Agal Hazelton
165191213521COMBS, Waldo&Sarah Aikman
294191615235COMBS, Roy&Carrie B Woodall
201119171617COMBS, Clara E&Arthur Clements

Extracted from Joyce Winter Kahre's Index to Indiana Marriages (includes some duplicates of above):

29 Jul 1860 Albert N. COMBS m Catherine POTTS

17 Sep 1882 Henry C. COMBS m Isadora HOLDEN

20 Mar 1884 Dora J. COMBS m John T. POTTS 20 Mar 1884

20 Feb 1890 Taylor COMBS m Mary WILLIAMS

31 Jul 1892 Sterling COMBS m Mary E. SCOTT

02 Aug 1900 Taylor COMBS m Stella WILLIAMS

16 May 1912 Waldo COMBS m Sarah E. AIKMAN bk 13 pg 521

(Daviess Co IN Marriages extracted by Combs Researcher Joyce Winter Kahre)

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