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McPherson County was created in 1867 from Unorganized Territory. The County seat is McPherson

1880 Mcpherson Co, KS Census



p. 189D

Jacob G. COMBS Self M Male W 29 IA Farmer OH OH
Margaret E. COMBS Wife M Female W 24 IL Housekeeper KY IL
Charles R. COMBS Son S Male W 4 KS IA IL
Mary E. COMBS Dau S Female W 3 KS IA IL
Jessie M. COMBS Dau S Female W 9M KS IA IL


Note: Jacob (Gentry from Family histories and Stories of Miami County Kansas) Combs s/o Jacob N. Combs of 1850 & 1860 Madison Co, IA and 1870 Miami Co, KS

William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, McPherson County


"D. H. PAGE, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Lindsborg, Section 9. Settled on his place in the fall 1868. There were only two settlers in the whole neighborhood. Wild game, of which there was an abundance, afforded the only meat food for a number of years. He fist (sic) located on Thompson Creek, Ellsworth County, in the spring 1860, and made buffalo hunting his occupation some time. He first came to Kansas in the spring 1858; remained at Wyandotte some time. He then visited Arizona and New Mexico and other Western Territories. Returned to Kansas City, Mo., in the summer of 1859. Thence in the following winter, hunted buffalo. Spring 1860, removed to Fort Harker, Ellsworth County, and kept a ranch for pioneers until 1864; but finally left on account of threatening Indian hostilities. He then went to Salina and engaged in various kinds of employment until 1868, when he came to his present place. He has been Township Trustee of his township three years. Represented McPherson County in Kansas State Legislature 1876. Born in Rockingham County. N. H., April 13, 1839. He entered Phillip Exeter Academy and prepared for college. He then entered Bowdoin College, Maine, where he was a student three years, after which he was a tutor in a private family until he came West. Married in 1867, to Miss Maggie Combs, of Sunset, Iowa. They have six children - Mary O., Gracie, Maggie, Carrie, Edith and Hattie M. He is a Democrat in politics."

Note: Sunset, IA has not yet been located; however, Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas notes that Miss Maggie was Margaret Jane Combs of Winterset (not Sunset), Madison Co IA, b 6 Aug 1851, Winterset, d 10 Aug 1935, Higgins, TX; m Daniel Hussey PAGE in 1867. She is the daughter of Wiliam Lorenzo Combs and Nancy Lucinda Lyles VASSAR (See Also Saline Co KS).

See Also Miami Co, KS Biography of Lorenzo D. CROTCHETT and marriage of Jacob and Margaret E. CROTCHETT Combs "of McPherson Co., Kansas," as well as a number of additional Combs Connections between Miami and McPherson Cos KS

Monitor Cemetery, Conway, McPherson Co KS

SARAH ANN Combs, born October 07, 18541857, and died March 06, 1942, married JOSEPH RING November 15, 1874 in Winterset, Madison Co, Iowa; buried Monitor Cemetery, Conway, McPherson County, Kansas.

(Combs Researcher Sharon Natoli)

Note: According to Rita Yoder, the original Monitor Cemetery Records show a birth date of 1857 not 1854 for Sarah Ann Combs. She adds, also buried in Monitor Cemetery are Elizabeth Combs (Oct. 7, 1826 - July 17, 1907) and Jacob Combs (Jan 17, 1819 - May 30, 1907)

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