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Warrick County was established in 1813 from Knox Co IN. See also the 1885 letter of Carlton Combs Letter, s/o John and Jean JACKSON Combs, and gs/o John and Sarah MABRY Combs, which includes the following references to this county:

"My Mother [Jean JACKSON Combs] was [the d/o] John JACKSON. Her mother Margaret…. Their childrren, five by number, were: James, born Oct. 4 1783; Martha who married David WHETSTONE, was born Oct. 26, 1783 [sic]: they had two sons and two daughters, Margaret, their first was a year or two older than myself. She married James BELL of Warwick [Warrick] Co., Indiana. A large family was the result but just how their names and number have gone from my recollection except Isaac [BELL], who in 1875 resided in Newburg in the county and state just mentioned. He had a second wife and I think only two children, one by each. His daughter by his first wife at 15 years of age was 5 ft 5 in. high. They were educating her for all she would hold and the capacity seemed as great and easy of access as she was long. I am sorry that I have forgotten her name. She would be an interesting correspondent. Aunt Martha's second child was John. I saw a son of his at Newburg, do not remember his mother's maiden name nor the number of children."

Carlton Combs makes no mention of any Combs in this county, but possible relationships should not be discounted due to the presence of his JACKSON Cousins. The 1830 US Census Index lists one David WHETSTONE in Vanderburgh Co, IN, and another in Perry Co MO. An 1839 Izard Co AR tax list also includes a David WHETSTONE. See below re James BELL.

Note: According to Martha Bell; “Margaret Whetstone married Charles BELL about 1830 in Vanderburgh County, IN. Charles did live in Warrick County before and after their marriage as did the rest of the BELL famiy. Charles was the brother of James BELL who married first Massa Penrod who had been married to John Dover. Next James married Sarah Hardesty. He have several children by both wives.” More on the BELL Family in Warrick Co, IN.

1830 Warrick Co IN Census Index

Anderson Twp

P. 257
Anderson Combs

Cambell Twp

P. 264
Joseph Combs

Ohio Twp

P. 269
James BELL

Notes: Anderson Combs (s/o Thomas & Sarah ANDERSON Combs) m 3 Mar 1816, , remained in Warrick through 1840 (census) and appears on the 1850 Phillips Co, AR Census.

15 Oct 1835 Combs, Polly & ELLSWORTH, George (Combs Marriages of Indiana)

17 Dec 1838 Combs, Priscilla & RIDGERS, John P. (Combs Marriages of Indiana)

1 Aug 1839 Combs Joseph Y N Indiana 23933 Y August 1, 1839 Vincennes 1 W1/2NW 30/ 4 S 9 W N 2nd Principal 96.7 Warrick IN2300_.322 (Combs BLM Land of Indiana)

Notes: See also Larkin Combs of Gibson Co, IN with connections to a Joseph Combs.

1840 Warrick Co, IN Census

Boone Twp

P. 028 (57)
Anderson Combs 0100010000000 0101001000000

Campbell Twp

P. 054 (109)
Joseph Combs 0001101000000 0120000000000

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from the "1840 Indiana, Iowa & Illinois Census Index taken from CD 153 U.S. Census Index; Mid-West, Great Lakes. from Automated Archives, Inc. c 1994.)

06 Sep 1840 Combs, Anna & PARKER, Archibald (Combs Marriages of Indiana)

21 Jun 1843 Combs, Larkin & WOOD, Betsey Jane (Combs Marriages of Indiana)

1 Jul 1848 Combs Larkin Y N Indiana 33806 Y July 1, 1848 Vincennes 1 NESE 17/ 4 S 9 W N 2nd Principal 40 Warrick IN2500_.307 (Combs BLM Land of Indiana)

Notes: Both this tract and the 1839 tract of Joseph need to be checked in regard to the "neighborhood."

1850 US Census

Owen Twp

p. 174
John S. COMM

Mar 1868 Lineville [Lynville, Warrick Co?], IN. Born: Mary Jane Combs Steele, d/o James W. Combs (s/o J. W. Combs), b Jan 30, 1833, IN; d 25 Mar 1914 Deepwater, Henry Co MO; m 08 Oct 1860, Mt. Vernon, Posey Co IN, Mary Jane McCREARY.

(Death cert of Mary Jane Combs Steele)

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