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Randolph County was established in 1818 from Wayne Co IN. In 1824, Allen Co was established from unorganized territory attached to Randolph in 1824. Delaware from Randolph in 1827. Adams was established from Allen and Randolph in 1835; and that same year, Jay was established from Delaware and Randolph.

Note: Unless otherwise note, source for Randolph Co IN Marriages is: Randolph Co., IN Clerk of Courts office register, extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs [BC].

1820-1830 US Census Index

No Combs

27 Feb 1831 David H. Combs mrd. to Margaret MOORE Feb.27,1831 by minister William HUNT at Methodist Episcapal Church

Notes: Probably the David H. & Margaret Combs of the 1850 Hancock Co, IN census, w/David listed as b in TN abt 1811. See also below, however, re land in Randolph apparently still held by David H.?

15 Oct 1836 Sarah Combs married to John SCENST Oct. 15, 1836

07 Jan 1837 Micajah Combs & [his eldest son] Joseph Combs each bought land in Randolph Co., IN Jan. 7, 1837. Their original land patent deeds from the U. S. for T20N, R15E, S17 list them as residents of Montgomery Co., OH at the time of application. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs from copies of original deeds. See also Combs BLM Land of Ohio).

BC Note: Micajah Combs of Montgomery Co, OH and Randolph Co, IN is believed to be the same who was earlier from Fayette Co PA. See 1850 census below. Also note that others owning land in this section were: Thomas BARNES, Perry PEASE, and John and Joseph WHEATLEY. Like Micajah and Joseph Combs, these men were also all residents of Montgomery Co, OH when they patented their land in Randolph.

1840 US Census Index, Randolph Co IN

Wayne Twp.

P. 067
Joseph Combs
Micajah Combs

Notes: Micajah Combs and his son, Joseph. See 1850 Randolph for Micajah. Joseph was age 37, b PA on 1850 census [which county?].

11 Nov 1841 Jane Combs mrd. to Alfred DIXON Nov 11, 1841 by Samuel DOWNING

22 Oct 1844 Sarah Combs mrd. to Andrew DICKSON Oct 22, 1844 by Samuel DOWNING

06 Aug 1846 Samuel B. Combs, (Sr.) mrd. to Eliza DICKSON Aug 6, 1846 by Jonah PEACOCK

01 Jan 1847 Nancy Combs mrd. to Ezekiel GULLETT Jan 1, 1847 by Samuel DOWNING

Notes: See Also Combs-Gullett Families of Perry Co KY

1850 US Census Randolph Co IN

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Wayne Township

pg 99

817/829 Micajah Combs 63 M farmer $600 PA
Nancy 52 F Ireland
Micajah 19 M farmer OH
David 16 M farmer OH
Tebitha 13 F OH
Mary B. 4 F IN
Martha J. 2 F IN

Notes: Micajah Combs first appears in records on the same 1814 (for 1813) tax list as his presumed father, Joseph, in Franklin Twp., Fayette Co, PA, thus 21 years at that time (b pre-1793). In 1820, Micajah is on the Franklin Twp., Fayette Co, PA census, age 26-45 (b ca 1765-1784), but by 1830 is in Montgomery Co, OH where he was residing when he patented land in Randolph County (See 1837 records above). Micajah's father, Joseph of Franklin, was the s/o Andrew & Mary Combs I of the Tonoloways Settlement who d 1774, Loudoun Co, VA. Micajah's father, Joseph I of Franklin, left Fayette Co, PA ca 1819, removing to Wayne Co, OH, that part which later became Holmes, which is where he died in 1827, with his son, Joseph B. Combs, Jr., administrator of his estate. Although no mention of Micajah is found in his father's estate records, when his brother, Joseph B. Combs, Jr. later d in Auglaize Co, OH, his estate accounts included: "statement of administrator listing uncollectable debts owed the estate of Joseph Combs … included named Macaga Combs & Joseph Combs owing $28.07 "good for nothing" was dated 8 Dec 1857. Where was Micajah's son, Joseph, in 1850? Is the Nancy GIDLETT [sic] the same as the Nancy Combs who married 01 Jan 1847 Ezekiel GULLETT? Is Tebitha [sic} the same that married Silas COATS in 1855?

818/820 Samuel Combs 27 M OH
Elizabeth 22 F NC
David 3 M IN
Mary 2/12 F IN

Notes: Samuel B. and Eliza DICKSON who m 1847, Randolph?

07 Nov 1855 Tabitha Combs mrd. Silas COATS Nov. 7, 1855

14 Feb 1856 David Combs mrd. to Sarah E. HARSHMAN Feb.14,1856 by William A. PEELE

1870 US Census Randolph Co, IN

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207/209 Micaga Combs 35 MW Farmer 1200 397 OH
Nancy 60 FW Keeping House PA

208/210 David Combs 30 MW Farmer 2400 560 OH
Sarah 28 FW Keeping House IN
Mary 12 FW IN
Rubin 11 MW IN
Samuel 6 MW IN
Ruhama 4 FW IN
Perry 9m MW IN Oct
Martha 10 FW IN

15 Jan 1897 (Randolph Co, IN Clerk of Probate Ct. office ledger #4 pg. 381) Will of Sarah Ellen Combs. (Died Jan 15, 1897, 60 years old). No husband. Heirs/children: heirs/children: Reuben Henry Combs, Samuel B. Combs, Jr. [BC: but Sr. not his father?], James Perry Combs, Mary Elizabeth Combs.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs)

Question: Is this Sarah E. HARSHMAN who m David Combs in 1856?

26 Jun 1905 Samuel B. Combs,(Jr.) mrd. Catharine CONILLIN and their fem. child died. 6/26/1905 (date of mar.??)

Note: Email from Jeanne Maliwat states “I am pretty sure from the census records that I've been going over that her name was Catharine CONKLIN. I have many of the census' from the 1850 - 1930 and her family name is always spelled the same. Samuel B Combs and Catharine were neighbors.”


Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs from Misc. records collected from Winchester courthouse/State Library at Indianapolis:

Randolph Co, IN Land Records

1909 Henry R. Combs owned 80 acres in Ward Twp. 21, North Range, 14 East, Sec. 29 in the year 1909.
Elizabeth Combs owned 80 acres in White River Twp. 19 & 20, North Range, 13 & 14 East, Sec. 24. [year?]

1865 D. Combs owned 80 acres in Wayne Twp. Sec. 17 in 1865.
M. Combs, Sec. 20 was adjacent.
David H. Combs sold Sec. 13, T18, R12 in Randolph Co. Mar. 1, 1835 to Michael Combs

BC: could have been Micajah?.

D. Combs & M. Combs both appear on both the 1865 & 1870 Atlases for Wayne Twp., Randolph Co.

[adjacent lands nearby Harrisville, IN]

Randolph Co, IN Death Records

M. Combs (Book 1, pg. 9) stillborn 1882 to Henry & Eliza.
Sarah E. Combs (Book 4, pg. 3) 1897 - 60 yrs. old.
Bertha B. Combs (Book 4, pg. 14) 1898 - 13 yr. old daughter of Samuel (Menningitis)
Micajah Combs (Book 5, pg. 16) 7/1/1900 - 68 yrs. 10 mo. 29 days ; father & mother unknown ; buried at Hoover Cemetery.

BC Note: this is the son of Micajah Combs of Fayette Co., PA]

Frank Combs (Book 6, pg. 4)
Infant Combs (Book 10, pg. 6)
Elizabeth Combs (Book 13, pg. 44)

Migration Trivia with a Loudoun Co VA twist:

Rev. War Pensioner Zachariah JOHNSON, Pension File S32344, applied for his pension on 18 May 1836 in Randolph Co IN, aged 79, declaring that he lived in Northampton Co NC when he first enlisted in the Revolution, but later moved to Loudoun Co VA where he also enlisted.

(Extracted from Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Abstract Files)

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