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Jefferson County was established in 1811 from Clark and Dearborn. Descendant Counties: 1811 [sic]: Franklin from Clark, Dearborn and Jefferson. 1814: Switzerland from Dearborn and Jefferson. 1816: Jackson from Clark, Washington and Jefferson. 1816: Ripley from Dearborn and Jefferson. 1817: Jennings from Jackson and Jefferson. 1820: Scott from Clark, Jennings and Jefferson.

Marriage Source, unless otherwise noted, is Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana

1820-1840 Jefferson Co, IN Census Index

No Combs?

8-23-1829 Jefferson Co, IN Marriages. COMBS, Asa & FORE Frances

1-3-1834 Jefferson Co, IN Marriages. COMBS, Emily & MITCHELL, Addison

Notes: Emily Combs was the d/o Thomas Combs (s/o Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs) & Elizabeth Combs (d/o Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs) of Hardin and Henry Cos, KY. Thomas d in 1834, his will dated 17 Mar 1834, and proved Apr of the same year, a self-proclaimed resident of Henry County. Andrew MITCHELL, co-executor, is said to have been the father of Addison (who may have been a.k.a. Andrew). According to the William F. Coombs Manuscript, "Emily [Combs] married Addison MITCHELL of Trimble County, Kentucky, where they lived and died, leaving several children." (See 3 Sep 1847, Trimble deeds). Question: How did they come to marry in Jefferson? Who was Asa of the 1829 Jefferson marriage record (Asa a common given name in this line)?

7-17-1845 Jefferson Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, William N & WILKINS, Mary or Nancy

2-10-1848 Jefferson Co, IN Marriages. CONILEY or COMBEY, David H & BANNISTER Catharine

1850 Jefferson Co, IN Census

North Madison

pg 77

12/12 Stephen COMBS 36 M none KY cannot read or write
Martha 28 F MD
John 10 M IN
William 8 M IN
Mary 4 F IN
Hickman 11/12 M IN

Notes: Stephen and Martha GODFREY Combs who m 10-31-1840, Jennings Co, IN?

1860 Jefferson Co, IN Census

Not yet extracted

21 Jan 1863 Jefferson Co, Indiana. Madison Evening Courier, Madison, Indiana, pg. 3, col 4. “The following is the list of the killed,wounded and missing of the 1st Irish (35th) regiment Indiana volunteers, Colonel B.F. MULLEN commanding, in the skirmish of the 1st, and battle of the 2nd of January, 1863, before Murfreesboro, Tenn: [includes] COMPANY D, Missing-Privates William H.CARR, William H.MOCK, John AVIS, Miles SANDRIDGE, William COMBS, John LEWALLEN…” (Jefferson Co, INGenWeb)

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