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Washington County was established in 1814 from Clark, Harrison and Jefferson Cos. In 1816, Jackson Co, was est. from Washington, Clark and Jefferson; and Orange from Washington, Knox and Gibson.

Note: Source for all marriages, unless otherwise noted, is Index to Combs Marriages of Indiana.

Source for all death records, unless otherwise noted:
Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Index to Death Record Washington County 1882-1920 Inclusive Letters A-Z Inclusive compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1940. The original records are located in the County Health Office, Salem, Ind., published by FTM

1820 Washington Co, IN Census Index

p. 203

Notes: Joel Combs, s/o Jesse & Sarah Combs of Fayette Co, PA, m 25 Sep 1801, Shelby Co, KY, Hannah GRIFFITH, is also found in Hardin Co, KY and Clark Co, IN.

6-13-1822 Washington Joseph COOMBES & Sarah MITCHELL

3-12-1825 Washington Co, IN Marriage license. COOMBS, Nancy married LEMMONS, Edward

1-22-1828 Washington Amos COOMBES & Jane STOUT

1-4-1830 Washington Co, IN Marriage License. Hanniball H COOMBES & Catharine NEWLAND (Combs Researcher James VanDerMark) JVM

Notes: Hannibal Harrison COOMBS (s/o Joel and Hanna GRIFFITH Coombs) m (2) 14 Mar 1837, Clark Co, IN, Rachel HOUGLAND

(See also Clark Co, IN Biographies).

1830 Washington Co, IN Census Index

p. 280
Hanabal Combs

p. 320

p. 348

1834/10/02 Washington Co, IN Land Patents

COOMBES, Joel Indiana 3440, Sept. 2, 1834 Jeffersonville, NESW 31/ 2-N 6-E No 2nd PM, IN0260__.430, 39.6 acres

10-29-1837 Washington Co, IN Marriages. D-6 COOMBS, Thomas married CROTTENDEN, Adaline

1838/08/15 Washington Co, IN Land Patents

COOMBES, Hannibal H (Hannibal Harrison Coombes) Indiana, 13365, Aug. 15, 1838 Jeffersonville, NWNW 30/ 2-N 6-E No 2nd PM, IN2740__.326, 39.64 acres

Note: Hannibal H. styled as Hannibal Harrison Coombes on the patent certificates.

1839/01/08 Washington Co, IN Land Patents

COOMBES, Joel Indiana 13682, Aug. 1, 1839 Jeffersonville, WSE 26/ 2-N 5-E No 2nd PM, IN2750__.141, 80 acres

5-25-1840 Washington Co, IN Marriages. D-66 COOMBS, Jane married SMITH, Joseph

7-16-1840 Washington Co, IN Marriages. D 68. Joel COOMBES, Jr. & Sarah Jane TUSH

1840 Washington Co, IN Census Index

Franklin Twp

p. 125
Hanable H. COOMBS

p. 130


p. 107
Thomas B. COOMBS

Vernon Twp

p. 158

2-23-1842 Washington Co, IN Marriages. D-99 COOMBS, Nancy married HOAGLAND, Moses

9-1-1842 Washington Co, IN Marriages. D-107 COOMBS, George R married WESTON, Hannah

12-3-1844 Washington Co, IN Marriages. E-23 COOMBS, Margaret married REED, David

May 10, 1848 Washington Co, IN BLM Land Patent.

Combs George R* of Washington Co, IN. Y N Indiana 20838 Y Jeffersonville 1 SENW 13/ 3 N 3 E N 2nd Principal 40 Washington IN2890_.329. *Patent Certificate: George Ripley [Riley] Combs

(Combs BLM Land of Indiana)

Other Patents in same section of land:

LUSK, ROBERT 11/24/1830 1631 IN0230__.121
BROWN, MATTHEW 03/09/1831 1886 IN0230__.372
MCCLAY, SAMUEL W 07/16/1832 2795 IN0250__.280
WILSON, WILLIAM 07/16/1832 2792 IN0250__.277 BRANAMAN, ROBERT 08/02/1838 9992 IN2670__.449

9-6-1848 Washington Co, IN Marriages. COOMBS, Mishel M married KINADAY[ a.k.a. KENNEDY?], William

[SW: Michelle]

1850 Washington Co., IN Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser except where otherwise noted)

Town of Salem

pg 314

141/146 David H. Combs 25 M Physician IN
(living in hotel of Robert H. WILSON age 53)

Notes: This appears to have been Dr. David H. Combs (s/o Jesse & Rachel WHITE Combs) m 1851, Clark Co, IN, Sarah GOODWIN.

Franklin Township

Pg 349

50/51 Elias VANMETRE 52 M farmer $500 Ky
Emmaline 15 F IN
Joseph 13 M IN attended school within the year
William 82 M none VA

/52 Jane COOMBS 48 F NC cannot read or write
Andrew J. 20 M laborer IN
Hannah 18 F IN
William 17 M laborer IN
Zachariah 15 M laborer IN
Amos S. 14 M IN
Sarah J. 10 F IN

Notes: Jane STOUT, w/o Amos COOMBS (m 1828, Washington?) Relationship, if any, to Elias VANMETER?

Pg 357

153/162 Joel COOMBES 30 M farmer $1200 IN
Sarah J. 28 F IN
Nancy J. 8 F IN attended school within the year
Mary E. 6 F IN attended school within the year
Eliza A. 4 F IN attended school within the year
Lydia M. 2 F IN
Hannah K. 1/12 IN

Notes: Joel COOMBES, Jr., m 7-16-1840, Washington, Sarah Jane TUSH

Pg 372

352/365 Joel COOMBES 71 M farmer $800 PA
Hannah 71 F PA

Notes: Joel Combs (s/o Jesse & Sarah Combs of Fayette PA; Nelson and Hardin Cos, KY) m 25 Sep 1801, Shelby Co, KY, Hannah GRIFFITH; his mother d testate (will dated 1831) in Clark Co, KY. Joel d in 1853 in Clark Co, IN.

Monroe Township

Pg 394

14/14 Thomas B. Combs 35 M $3500 IN
Adeline 37 F TN
Mary E. 11 F IN attended school within the year
Sarah A. 7 F IN attended school within the year (cont- on pg 395)
John W. 5 M IN attended school within the year
Maban? L. 3 M IN
William DOYLE 27 M laborer Ireland

Notes: Thomas B. m 10-29-1837 Washington, Adaline CROTTENDEN. This census record also transcribed by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Washington County, Indiana 1850 T-432 Roll 179 Federal Census for Warrick and Washington County, Indiana). Only differences (a) race was white for all,(b) "Maban L." was transcribed Maban T.; and (c) "Taken on 26 Oct 1850 by census taker B.Y. Houston."

Pg 396

198/201 Riley Combs 30 M farmer $300 IN
Harriet 28 F IN
Oliver 7 M IN attended school within the year
Martha 5 F IN attended school within the year
Nelson 18 M farmer IN
Martha WESTON 15 F IN

Notes: George R. (Riley?) COOMBS m 1842, Washington, Hannah [sic] WESTON. The same?

Gibson Township

Pg 413

159/162 Lorenzo D. Combs 35 M $350 IN
Nancy 19 F IN
William M. 1 M IN
Emeline VANMETRE 17 IN

Notes: See also Elias and Emeline VANMETER of Franklin Twp. w/ Jane (STOUT w/o Amos Combs?) in HH. No marriage records found for either as yet.

Pg 414

173/176 John C. THOMPSON 44 M $1000 Ky
Amanda 40 F Ky
Virginia 23 F IN
William 20 M farmer IN
Cyrus A. 19 M farmer IN
Calvin H. 17 M farmer IN
James H. 15 M IN
Moses B. 8 M IN
Amanda E. 7 F IN
Mary E. 5 F IN
David H. 3 M IN
Margaret 2 F IN
Hannah Combs 19 F IN
William N. Combs 16 M farmer IN

Notes: One John THOMPSON m 1827, Washington, Amanda GARRIOT (Indiana State Marriage Index.) Hannah and William N. Combs not yet identified.

June 11 1893 Washington Co, IN. Twp: (none listed) H-28 180. Died: Amanda Combs F W 50 (???)

Oct 28 1904 Washington Co, IN. Twp: Little York H-25 4. Died: Mary Jane COOMBS F W 76 7

Feb 12 1904 Washington Co, IN. Twp: Little York H-25 47. Died: M. COOMBS M W 1

Mar 27 1906 Washington Co, IN. Twp: Gibson Twp H-25 49. Died: Harold COOMBS M W 7/12

Aprl 22 1908 Washington Co, IN. Twp: Gibson Twp H-22. Died: John COOMBS M W 38

Aug 16 1915 Washington Co, IN. Twp: Posey Twp H-33 75. Died: Mahlon M COOMBS M W 35

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