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Bourbon County, Kansas is an original county, established in 1855, and due east of Missouri.

1859 Bourbon Co, KS State Census


Names of Voter, date of Settlement, Kinds of family not voters, number of minors, number of blacks, total

Clemant Combs, 1857, wife, 1, 0, 3

(Source: Original Census, courtesy of Deb Coombs)

1860 Kansas Territorial Census


Fort Scott PO

page 78

Keziah Combs, 22, f, NC housewife

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt from Census Vol.2, page 153 of "Kansas Territorial Settlers of 1860 Who were Born in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina." A Compilation with Historical Annotations and Editiorial Comments By Clara Hamlett Robertson, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1976.)

Fort Scott PO; 19 July 1860

Dayton PO

p. 423

887/887 Clem Combs 27 m farmer ---- 300 IL
Kaziah 22 f house wife NC
Martha F 5 f MO
David A 4/12 m KS

(Source: 1860 Census PO Dayton, Bourbon, Kansas Territory; Roll: M653_346 p 423 HH 887/887, courtesy of Deb Coombs)

Submitted by dwilson from: Ancestry 1860 Kansas Territory Census

Note: Appears to be Clem aka Clemmy aka Clemant Combs, son of Jesse Combs whose will was probated in 1848 in Henry Co, MO. Son Clemmy is named by Jesse is his will. The 1859 Kansas territorial census states Clem settled in Bourton Co. in 1857. No record has yet been located for his marriage but it likely took place in Missouri since daughter Martha was born in Mo. In 1850, Clem, age 17, was living with his sister Martha Combs and her husband Isham aka Isam/Isom ADAMS in Cass Co, MO. Civil War records (see below) show Clem served as a Union soldier (private in Kansas Cav, 15th Regt., Co. H) and that he died 12 July, 1864, at Fort Riley, Kansas. This Clem Combs is not to be confused with the Rev. Clement Combs of Greene Co, MO whose will is purported to be recorded in Cherokee Co, KS. No Civil War pension record has been located for the benefit of his wife Keziah or his minor children, nor has his widow been located in the 1870 census.

Civil War Notes for Clem Combs: From our CWSS database:
Combs, Clem     15th Reg't, KS Cav Co H, Pvt/"          
Combs, Clem     Post Batt, Ft Leavenworth, KS Art, Pvt/"        

Civil War Military Records for Clem Combs (Courtesy of Deb Coombs)
     Name: Clem Combs
     Residence: Leavenworth, Kansas
     Enlistment Date: 2 Aug 1862
     Side Served: Union
     State Served: Kansas
     Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 02 August 1862
     Enlisted in Company H, 15th Cavalry Regiment Kansas on 04 December 1863.
     Died Company H, 15th Cavalry Regiment Kansas on 12 July 1864 in Fort Riley, KS

Battles Company H, 15th Cavalry
Battles Fought

Fought on 10 Nov 1863 at Atchison, KS.
Fought on 04 Jul 1864 at Cow Creek, KS.
Fought on 19 Oct 1864 at Lexington, MO.
Fought on 21 Oct 1864 at Little Blue, MO.
Fought on 22 Oct 1864 at Big Blue, MO.
Fought on 22 Oct 1864 at Little Blue, MO.
Fought on 23 Oct 1864 at Westport, MO.
Fought on 24 Oct 1864 at Little Blue, MO.
Fought on 25 Oct 1864 at Osage, KS.
Fought on 11 Nov 1864 at Cane Hill, AR.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Cane Hill, AR.

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