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Saline County was created by Kansas Territory from Non-County Area (2) on 15 Feb 1860; attached to Riley Co; Saline Co not fully organized. On 26 Apr 1860 Saline Co was fully organized. On 05 Feb 1865 Ottawa Co was attached to Saline Co "for judicial purposes" then detatched in Jul 1866.


12 Sep 1863 (Saline Co, KS, Cavalry Co.) The enrollment of names for a "Cavalry Company in Saline County in accordance with the proclamation of the Governor and in compliance with General Order No.1.,"

Wm. Combs, (age 46 & 3 mos)
Joseph GARLETZ

(Smoky Valley Genealogical Society)


1865 Saline Co KS Census Index

"Free inhabitants in Elm Creek in the County of Saline of Kansas, enumerated by me, on the 10th day of May (last enumeration was 8 June) 1865. Robert Crawford, Assessor."

Dwelling 32
Combs, Margaret
GARLITZ, Joseph
LEHMAN, Joseph
PAGE, D. H.

Dwelling 62
Combs, Wm.
WEDELL, John A.

(Smoky Valley Genealogy Society)

Transcriber's Note: In 1865 there was only one township, Elm Creek, in the county. Persons in dwellings numbered 1-21 lived in the village of Salina. Those in dwellings numbered 1 through and including 82 had a Salina post office, and those from 93-108 list Solomon City. This index contains names of heads of household and other persons living in the same dwelling whose surname is different than the head of the household.


Names of Saline County Old Settlers Together with Date of Coming to County

This is an old handwritten compilation of early settlers of Saline County. It is copied as originally listed and spelled as best it could be determined from the handwriting. A pioneer was anyone coming to Saline County before May 4, 1867 when the regular service on the Kansas Pacific Railroad started.

Format: NAME, YEAR CAME OR KNOWN, REMARKS OR SOURCE, YEAR OF INFORMATION

"Combs, William 1859

"Combs, Mrs. William & 1859 One daughter m. Mr. LEHMAN; one 3 daughters. (MAGGIE) m. PAGE; one m. John LANE."

PAGE, Capt. Daniel H. 1860 Andreas. Lemon & Page ranch in now Ellsworth Co. Kept stage station. Settled on Thompsonís Creek spring of 1860. 1864 moved to Salina on account of the Indians. 1868 moved to Sec. 9 near Lindsborg, KS. M. Maggie Combs

Combs Notes: See Also McPherson Co KS re D. H. & Margaret Combs Page.


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