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Kingman County was established on 07 Mar 1872 from Harper and Reno Counties. Kingman became fully organized on 27 Feb 1874.

1880 Kingman Co, KS Census


COMBS, Solomon M 39 (abt 1841) IN KY KY
Mary C. F 34 (abt 1846) IN OH VA

A List of Civil War veterans of Kingman Co, KS included Albert Combs

Notes: The above Albert Combs may have been the same who was b 09 Jun 1831 in Warren Co, TN (that part which later became Van Buren), s/o Simon & Martha MURRELL Combs of Hawkins & Warren Cos, TN; Simon having been the s/o Mason & Dorothy Combs of Hawkins Co, TN. The following from the History of Kansas, Andreas, 1882, Kingman County, pp. 228-229 (excerpted):

"Albert Combs. Almost a quarter of a century has passed since Albert Combs came to Kingman county. He took up farm work here, and throughout the intervening years has been engaged in the tilling of the soil, ranking among the leading agriculturists. He was born in Van Buren county, Tennessee, June 9, 1831, and is a son of Simon and Martha (MURRILL) Combs, who were also natives of the same state. The former died in 1833 and the latter in 1839, leaving the following children: Mahala; Ella; Theresa; Nancy; Elizabeth; Athelia; Julia; Gideon; and Albert. They also had a daughter who died in her childhood. Albert Combs was left an orphan at the early age of eight years and when a little lad of ten years began earning his own livelihood.... His youth was largely passed upon a farm in Camden county, Missouri, and in 1851 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ellen KELLEY, a native of Missouri, and a dau. of Jesse H. and Lavina (WHITENBURG) Kelley, both of whom are now decease. Her father was a native of TN. Mr. and Mrs. Combs became parents of three children, but two died in early life. Surviving dau. Margaret Lavina, became the wife of William McKEE. Note by extractor: This sketch goes on to tell of two other marriages (2) Mrs Nancy A. VESTAL who died 8 mos after marriage; (3) Mrs. Sarah E. (SMITH) Newman, a widow with children, and by Albert Combs had Eliza b. about 1880 m. Wm. F. WINFREY and Alman Ernest Combs m. (1) 1895 Sarah Almeda HERALD (2) 1903 Perminta Winfrey....

Note: Seeking copy/transcript of entire biography.

Notes: Albert Combs m Margaret E KELLEY 27 Mar 1851 in Greene Co, MO where he is found in census records in 1860 and 1870.

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