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Harrison County is on Indiana's southern border, on the Kentucky State Line. It was organized from Knox & Clark Counties in 1808 (no Combs were found on the 1810 census). In 1814, Washington was est. from Harrison, Clark and Jefferson. In 1818, Crawford was est. from Harrison, Orange and Perry. In 1819, Floyd was est. from Clarke and Harrison. Except where otherwise noted, marriage source is Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana

4 Aug 1810 (Harrison Co IN Marriage Records) License. Molly Combs to John WILLIAMS

Notes: not found on 1820 Harrison Census.

23 Jul 1813 Harrison Co IN Marriage Records, p24 A) Combs, William & BARBARY, Elizabeth (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)

Notes: According to the source, IN Marriages, Vision View CD, 1990-91 Ed., this marriage was 23 Jul 1812. William is not found on the 1820 Harrison Census. No other BARBARY marriages located in Harrison.

21 Mar 1817 Harrison Co IN Marriage Records. License. Combs, Mary & STURGEEN, Nathan (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana) SW: STURGEN, STURGEON

Notes: Not yet found on any 1820 census.

7 Apr 1818 (Harrison Co IN Marriage Records) John Combs to Elizabeth FALLOWAY (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)

Notes: From another source, IN Marriages, Vision View CD, 1990-91 Ed., Elizabeth's surname is given as HOLLOWAY. Neither the surname HOLLOWAY, FALLOWAY, etc. are found on 1820 Harrison Census.

2 May 1818 (Harrison Co IN Marriage Records) John Combs to Sally KING (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)

Notes: Not found on 1820 Harrison Census; however, see John of 1830 Greene and a later Sarah.

1820 Harrison Co IN Census

p. 47

Felex Combs

p. 59

Lewis Combs
2m<10; 2m10-16; 1m16-18; 1m16-26; 1m26-45
1f<10; 1f10-16; 1f16-26

p. 62

Nathaniel GRIGSBY
1m10-16; 2m18-26
1f<10; 1f16-26

p. 63

Biram Combs
1mu10; 2m 18-26; 1m>45
1f<10, 1f16-26, 1f26-45

2 names later:

Jehu Combs
1m<10, 1m18-26

(Combs-Cody Researcher George Baumbach)

Notes: None of the above Combs were on either the 1810 or 1830 Harrison Co, IN Census. None have been identified other than possibly the above Biram Combs may have been Biram Combs, Sr. of Clay Co KY, in which case he came to Indiana ca 1819, and may be the same who was in Greene Co IN on the 1830 Census (See also Vigo). Jehu not located in 1830 as yet.

Also listed on p. 47 with Felix Combs were: Philip BISWECK, Jesse CHAPPLE, George CONRAD, Benjamin ELLIDGE, James EVENS, John FOUTS, James W. GATHER, Samuel LANE, John MCINTIRE, Kessey MCINTIRE, Robert MCINTIRE, Dawson MIDDLETON, Polly NAONE, James PELL, John PELL, William PELL, William PELL, Sr., Jacob ROWAN, Aran SHERMAN, Benjamin STEPHENS, John STEPHENS, and Isaac WILLIAMS

Also listed on p. 59 with Lewis Combs were: Phillip ACRES, Samuel BELL, Daniel BROWN, George BROWN, Henry BROWN, Frederick BROWN, Adam BURKETT, George CHARLEY, Peter CHARLEY, John COLE, John CRESCELUS, William DAGGS, John DAWSON, Susan DEAN, Isaac EMLEY, Jacob FLESHMAN, William FLESHMAN, Barbara HACKMAN, Calite HARRISON, Eli HARRISON, Ezekle [Ezekiel?] HARRISON, James HUBBARD, Beverly HURST, Elijah HURST, Henry HURST, John HURST, Bennett JACOBS, William KILLHAM, James KINDLE [KENDALL?], William LEHUE, Kitt LINSEY [LINDSEY?], Jeremiah LOAN, Richard MURRY, William NALSCRE, Gabreal NERTH, William SHARP, George SINCLAIR, John SNYDER, Henry TRAUGHBAUGH, William WATTS, Nicholas WEEDMAN, Elam WILLY and Andrew MCCUNE.

Also listed on p. 63 with Biram and Jehu Combs were: George ALLEIN [ALLEN?], John ALLEIN, Calem BATES, Daniel BELL, Robert BIGGS, James BOOTHE, Samuel CLARK, William Jr. DAGGS, Charles ENGLISH, Stephen ENGLISH, Henry ENLOW, Henry HAGLAND, William HAINS [HAINES], John HARBAUGH, Abraham HARMAN, Joseph HARMAN, Edward HUGHES, James HUGHES, John HUGHES, Nathan HUGHES, Isaac LEFFLER, William MADDEN, Edward MATTOX, Edward Sr. MATTOX, Samuel MCCURRY, John MCMECKLE, Jessee MITTEN, James SAFFER, Peter SENSNEY, Stephen SMITH, James STEWART, Larance [Lawrence?] THOMPSON, James WATKINS, John WATKINS, John WHEELER, Thomas WHEELER, George WRIGHT, Robert WRIGHT, Thomas WRIGHT, John R. WYMIE, Joshua WYNNE, Joshua WYNNE, Sr.

2-28-1830 Harrison Co, IN Marriage Records. Purlina CUM & Pimrod OTT (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)

Notes: Not found on 1830 census yet, but see Nimrod [sic] OTT of 1840 Harrison..

1830 Census Index

p. 228
Combs David

(Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter)

Notes: David Combs (s/o Adam) & Jane ROGERS (d/o Thomas & Sarah) married 22 Feb 1808 Hampshire Co, VA; he served in William NEILY'S VA Militia (War of 1812, WC-5281, SC 7503), lived in Clark & Harrison Cos IN; died 29 Oct 1871 in Elizabeth, Harrison Co, IN; Jane ROGERS Combs died about 1876. (Biography of Thomas W. Combs). At least one child, Elizabeth, was born in VA ca 1809 (1850 Harrison IN Census), and David is found on the 1810 Hampshire Co, VA Census. He has not yet been found in Clark Co, IN, nor has he been found on the 1820 census yet. No Adam Combs appears in any VA census from 1790 to 1820. (Combs Researcher David Howard who adds that his sources are: 1810 VA census; LDS fiche #8203902 serials sheet #17; 1850 census of Harrison Co, IN; Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of … Harrison … Indiana (1889), John M. Gresham and Co., Chicago.)

11 Jun 1833 (Harrison Co IN Marriage Records) Combs, July Ann & WATERS, James M (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)

3/13/1836 (Harrison Co., IN Marriage Records) Joseph H. HOLLIS - Sarah Combs, age proven by David Combs (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood)

Notes: Indiana Marriage Index gives date of 4-1-1836

20 Jul 1837 (Harrison Co IN Marriage Records) Combs, Elizabeth & NASH, Charles (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)

Question: Is this Elizabeth Combs [sic] of the 1850 Harrison Co IN census HH of David Combs? If so, why is she listed as Combs as vs. NASH in that census? See also Zachariah RAGAN notes of 1842

1840 Harrison Co IN Census Index

Posey Twp

p. 302
David COOMBS 1000000100000 0122001000000

Update transcribed by Birdie McNutt from Microfilm

Blue River Twp

p. 313
Nimrod [sic] OTT (See Pimrod OTT above)

4/13/1842 (Harrison Co., IN Marriage Records) Stephen JOHNSON - Louesa Combs, age proven by Zacharriah RAGAN (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood)

Note: The Indiana Marriage Index spells first name as Louisa and gives date of 14 Apr 1842. Who was Louisa? Relationship to Zachariah RAGAN? (One Zacariah RAGAN m 18 May 1819, Harrison Co, IN, Mahala CRUMWELL. Another Zachariah RAGAN m 7 Mar 1848, Vigo Co, IN, Maria HANNAH. A Sarah CROMELL [CRUMWELL?] m 17 Jul 1813, Harrison Co, IN, William NASH (See Charles NASH above) (Indiana Marriage Index)

10/14/1844 (Harrison Co., IN Marriage Records) Henry TOOPS - Nancy Combs, age proven by Daniel Combs (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood)

Notes: Indiana Marriage index shows 10-17-1844. Who was Daniel Combs? Is this an error for David?

9 Dec 1845 (Harrison Co IN Marriage Records) Combs, Lydia & KNIGHT, Edmund (Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana)

DH Notes: Edmond and Lydia Combs Knight are listed in the 1850 census of Floyd Co, IN where Lydia is shown as age 23 (b ca 1827), born in IN.

1850 Harrison Co, IN Census


pg 284

18/18 Thomas POSEY 59 M farmer $4000 VA
Rebecca J. COMB 15 F Ia
Mary BUCKLES 11 F Ia
Andrew BIMONNUS? 11 M Ia

Notes: Census Index lists as Rebecca M. COMB

45th District

P. 346

David Combs 65 Farmer Va.
Jane 56 Va.
Elizabeth 41 Va.
Rebecca 17 Ind.
Thomas W. 15 Ind.
Caroline HOLLIS 14(?) Ind.

(Combs Researcher David Howard)

Notes: The only Combs household listed in the 1850 census of Harrison Co, IN was that of David & Jane (ROGERS) Combs

pg 451

997/997 John HARDRAW 47 NC
Elender 44 F KY
Lydia 21 F Ia
Elizabeth 18 F Ia
Mary 16 F Ia
Margaret 11 F Ia
Laraney 8/12 F Ia
Martha Combs 1 F Ia

3/13/1855 (Harrison Co., IN Marriage Records) Ebenezer KNIGHT - Rebecca Ellen Combs, age proven by Thomas Combs (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood)

12/28/1856 (Harrison Co., IN Marriage Records) Thomas W. Combs - Mary Ann SHANEY, consent of father Michael SHANEY (Extracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood)

Notes: s/o David & Jane ROGERS Combs, Mary Ann SHANEY, the d/o Michael and Elizabeth BROWN Shaney.

Biography of THOMAS W. Combs

Thomas W. Combs was born in this county (i.e. Harrison Co., IN), Sept. 20, 1835, and is a son of David and Jane (ROGERS) Combs, both natives of Virginia, about 1784; was a soldier in the war of 1812, and when it was over he came west and settled in Indiana; the latter was a daughter of Thomas and Sarah ROGERS--the former of Revolutionary fame. David Combs was a son of Adam Combs, a revolutionary soldier who served with distinction during the war, in LEE'S division of WASHINGTON'S army. Thomas W., the subject of this sketch, was reared on a farm, and received but a limited education such as was afforded by the public schools. When the war broke out he joined the Home Guard service, but Sept. 23, 1864, he joined Co. G, Fifty-eighth Indiana Vol. Infantry, from which he was discharged June 4, 1865, the war being over. He returned home after his discharge, and resumed his farm work. He was married Dec. 23, 1857, to Miss Mary SHANEY, a daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (BROWN) Shaney, the former born in Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Combs have had five children as follows: David was born Jan. 27, 1859, and died Oct. 15, 1865; Elizabeth, born Dec. 8, 1859; William E. C., Sept. 2, 1862; Mary J., Nov. 10, 1864; Michael E., Dec. 15, 1866. Mrs. Combs died April 8, 1867; and April 18, 1868, Mr. Combs married Martha KRON, whose maiden name was KINGREY, a native of Harrison county. To this marriage was born nine children, viz: Martha, Dec. 6, 1868; Thos. I., Nov. 10, 1869; Sarah A., May 9, 1871; Mary A., Oct. 19, 1873; Rosalie, Feb. 15, 1876; Lydia A., Jan. 13, 1878; Eli R., Oct. 20, 1879; Ura K., July 24, 1881; all of whom are living.

(Provided by Researcher David Howard from "Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana." (Compiled and published by John M. Gresham & Company, Chicago, Chicago Printing Company, 1889.))

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