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Cowley County was first a part of Hunter County, then a part of Irving County before gaining its own identity. The borders of Cowley County were surveyed in 1867; the official government survey of the interior was made January l871. Attached to Butler Co "for judicial purposes." on 02 Mar 1867. Fully organized on 28 Feb 1870, detached from Butler Co.

1900 Cowley Co KS Census (partial)

Vernon Twp

ED 63

Rolvile? D. Combs 69 farmer mar. 41 years b. Oct. 1830 in Maine
Harry A. Combs 35, single, b. Nov. 1864

Note: Harry A. Combs might appear in a subsequent census to have been born in 1865.

(Jane McCann Walsh)

ED: 64 SD: 3

Enumerated on: July 3, 1900 by: John M. Householder

141/148 Combs Rol??? D. Head W M Oct 1830 69 M 41 ME ME ME Farmer
Harry A. Son W M Nov 1864 35 S MO ME KY Farmer

(Archives Census

Maple City Cemetery

Combs H. Lloyd 30 Apr 1902 25 Dec 1903 grandson of F.M. & M.R. Mallatt North 6

Cowley Co KSGenWeb

Cambridge Cemetery

COMBS, Mrs. James w/o James m/o Robert (a soldier)
COMBS, James 4-Mar-1834 22-Mar-1920 Combs Family L~ N. Sec. Row 4
COMBS, Malinda Hays 4-Jul-1835 26-Apr-1917 w/o James ~ N. Sec. Row 4
COMBS, Robert 12-Feb-1872 10-Apr-1899 s/o J. & M. died at Pheonix, AZ ~ N. Sec. Row 4

Cowley Co KSGenWeb

Riverview Cemetery

COMBS Donald/baby L 23-Jun-1926 Space 1; Lot 60; Add. SOUTH
COMBS Marie 23-Dec-1927 Space 3; Lot 163; Block 3; Add. WEST
COMBS Nicole K ? Space 22; Lot G; Block A; Add. BABY/LAND

Cowley Co KSGenWeb

Rock Creek Cemetery

Transcribed from Mr. G. Herman Guy's Cemeteries in Chautauqua County, Kansas

COMBS, Alice 08 Jan 1882 28 Aug 1900 d/o W.T. & Nancy
COMBS, Sally B. 22 Jan 1861 29 Sep 1900 w/o W.T.
COMBS, Willis T. 11 Dec 1840 13 Aug 1913

Chautauqua Co. KSGenWeb also Cowley Co KSGenWeb

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