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Reno County created in 1867 from Sedgwick and McPherson Counties. The County seat is Hutchinson.

1880 Reno Co., KS Census

Source: 1880 FHC census transcription, Family History Library Film 1254393, NA Film Number T9-0393


p. 442B

George EMPEY Self M Male W, 45, Grocery Man, NY NY NY
Sarah EMPEY Wife M Female W, 35, House Keeper, PA PA PA
Clarence EMPEY Son S Male W, 16, School Boy, IL -- --
James L. EMPEY Son S Male W, 14, School Boy, IL -- --
Minnie EMPEY Dau S Female W, 8, MI -- --
Mabel EMPEY Dau S Female W, 3, KS -- --
Alice COMBS Other S Female W, 19, Servant, MO -- MO

Little River

p. 456D

George W. LAMB Self M Male W 32, Farmer, IN IN IN
Eliza M. LAMB Wife M Female W 24, Keeping House, MO KY KY
Charles S. LAMB Son S Male W 4, KS IN MO
Margaret A. LAMB Dau S Female W 1, KS IN MO
Martha A. COMBS MotherL W Female W 61, Works in house, KY KY KY

Note: Appears to be Martha, 2nd wife and widow of Mathew Combs Jr. of Andrew Co, MO, who was the son of Mathew Combs Sr. and Frankie BROWN of Breathitt Co, KY. Matthew m 2nd in 1854 in Buchanan Co, MO, Martha Ann McDANIEL, widow of Henry FRAKER, whom she had m in 1849 in Buchanan. a widow. Eliza appears to be Mathew's daughter Eliza, subject of a newspaper item regarding her disappearance as a young girl. (26 Jan 1872 Liberty Tribune (newspaper) "From Savannah, Missouri "New Era". Two daughters of our esteemed citizen Matthew Combs have been missing since the 8th inst. The eldest is 16 years old, quite tall, of fair complection and blue eyes, named Eliza; the youngest girl, is 13, named Margaret" (Extracted by Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson from Liberty Tribune. (26 JAN 1872). From Savannah, Missouri. p. 2; Hodges, N. & Woodruff, H.W. (1976). Genealogical Notes from the Liberty Tribune - 1868-1874, Clay County Archives & Historical Library, 210 East Franklin Street, Box 99, Liberty, Missouri 64065 [816]781-3611]. Volume III. "January 26, 1872, Cont." p. 61.) Researchers state Eliza ran off to get married. George and Eliza not in the 1900 Reno census. Might they be the George and Elizabeth with son Charles, age 23, in the 1900 Jasper Co., MO. census?


p. 472B

Charley REEVES Self M Male W 26 IN Hotel Keeper KY KY
Hanah REEVES Wife M Female W 21 IL Keeps House ENG OH
William REEVES Son S Male W 10M KS IN IL

Note: Several pages of hotel lodgers follows and includes the following Combs

Harry COMBS Other S Male W 24 KS R.R. -- --

(Source: FHC 1880 census transcription, Family History Library Film 1254394, NA Film Number T9-0394)


p. 531D

John ROBERTS Self M Male W, 34, Farmer, KY KY KY
Cathrine ROBERTS Wife M Female, W, 33, Keeping House, KY KY KY
Hugh ROBERTS Son S Male W, 13, MO KY KY
David ROBERTS Son S Male W, 6, KS KY KY
John ROBERTS Son S Male W, 5, KS KY KY
Sherman ROBERTS Son S Male W, 1, KS KY KY

Note: John ROBERTS who married Bethenia Combs, d/o of Mathew Combs Jr. of Andrew Co, MO, and Breathitt Co, KY. Catherine, as name of wife, may be a middle name or a transcription error or an error on the part of the census taker, because John and Beathny are in the 1900 Reno Co., KS. census (see below). Also, sons Hugh and David are in their 1870 Andrew Co., Mo. census record.


p. 536A

William COMBS Self M Male W, 27, Farmer, MO KY KY
Susannah COMBS Wife M Female W, 26, Keeping House, KY KY KY
Bethena COMBS Dau S Female W, 5, MO MO KY
Cora COMBS Dau S Female W, 2, KS MO KY

Note: Possibly the son of Mathew Combs Jr. of Andrew Co, MO, and Breathitt Co, KY. Mathew's widow Martha is living in Little River. William is the right age to be William, son of Mathew, and William also had a sister named Bethenia.

1900 Reno Co, KS Census

Source: Heritage Quest original census images, Series: T623 Roll: 496

Reno Twp

p. 277, ED 214, June 13, 1900

78/78 ROBERTS, John Head 46 W M July 1846, Md. 34y, Farmer, KY KY KY
Beathny, Wife W F Jan. 1847, Md. 34y, 11ch/7 living, KY KY KY
Edward R, Son W M Sep 1882, Single, 17, KS KY KY
Bert G, Son W M Dec 1885, Single, 14, KS KY KY
Rosetta, Daughter, W F Dec 1889, SIngle, 10, KS KY KY

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