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Calhoun County created by Kansas Territory from non-county area on 25 Aug 1855. Fully organized on 24 Sep 1855. Renamed Jackson County on 11 Feb 1859.

1860 Jackson Co, Census

Jefferson Twp

Holton P O

1 Aug 1860

1083 978 John Combs 35 m farmer 1700 550 OH
Louisa 35 f OH
William 7 m OH
Ellen 5 f OH
Maria 3 f OH

Submitted by dwilson from: Ancestry 1860 Kansas Territory Census


JOHN HENRY MILLER, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 12, Township 8, Range 15, P. O. South Cedar, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1841, and lived in his native county until his fourth year, when his parents removed to Holmes County, in the same State, where Mr. MILLER resided until December, 1869, when he became a resident of Kansas, locating in Leavenworth County, where he lived two years, and then removed to his present farm in Cedar Township, Jackson County, where he has resided since. He was married in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1861, to Miss Sarah Combs, a native of Holmes County, Ohio. They have three children - William O. E., Mary H., and Robert Long. Mr. MILLER owns a choice upland farm of 200 acres. It is all enclosed, is in a high state of cultivation and is well supplied with water and timber. The improvements are first-class, and consist of a new and comfortable cottage, a large frame barn, 40x42 feet, and other outbuildings. There is a fine young bearing orchard on the farm which covers seven acres, and contains 500 apple, and a number of pear, plum, Siberian crab, quince, and cherry trees. Mr. MILLER grows from 2,500 to 3,500 bushels of corn, 2,000 bushels of small grain and cuts 100 acres of hay yearly; Keeps eighty to one hundred stock-cattle, forty to sixty stock-hogs, and 15 head of horses. He is a hard-working, practical and thorough farmer, and a prominent and prosperous citizen.

(William G. Cutler's History of KS, Jackson County Part 10)

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