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Washington County an original county formed 25 Aug 1855 included territory in present Kansas and Colorado. On 20 Feb 1857 Washington re-created from part of Non-County Area and attached to Marshall County; all of Washington's original 1855 area reverted to Non-County Area. On 09 Apr 1860 Washington became fully organized and detached from Marshall County. Upon Kansas Statehood on 29 Jan 1861 Washington County became a county in the state of Kansas.

1880 Washington Co, KS Census

James M. COMBS Self M M W 41 Farmer b. IN TN KY
Lucy COMBS Wife M F W 30 Keeping House b. TN VA VA
Ennis COMBS Son S M W 18 Farmer b. IA IN TN
Lineus COMBS Son S M W 16 Farmer b. IL IN TN
Edgar COMBS Son S M W 14 Farmer b. IL IN TN
Ethan COMBS Son S M W 12 Farmer b. IL IN TN
James COMBS Son S M W 8 b. IA IN TN
Ellen COMBS Dau S F W 7 b. IA IN TN
Alta COMBS Dau S F W 5 b. MO IN IN
Minie COMBS Dau S F W 2 b. MO IN IN

(Source: FHC 1880 Census Transcription)

SE Note: James M. Combs (s/o of Job Combs and Henrietta WILLIAMS) and second wife Lucy ACRE. James previously found in 1870 in Taylor Co, IA. According to family information, James M. Combs died 14 Marcy 1905 in Goodman, McDonough Co., MO.

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