Cooper County was established in 1818 from Howard Co, MO. Descendant counties were: 1820, Cole and Lafayette (originally Lillard); 1820, Saline (from Cooper and Howard); 1833, Morgan; and 1833, Pettis (from Cooper and Saline).

1822 Year that John Combs and wife Mary B. CLARK removed from KY to Cooper Co., MO. John Combs (b. 17 Feb. 1800) per biography (see below) of his grandson Joseph Combs, s/o of Christopher B. Combs. 1822 was the same year that Stephen Combs married Cynthia WRIGHT in Cooper. John Combs died in 1857.

Note: "26 Jun 1820 (Clark Co KY Marriage Records) John COMBES & Polly CLARK, d/o Boling CLARK. Surety: Cuthbert COMBS. Witness: Susan CLARK. (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)"

27 Jul 1822 Cooper Co, MO Marriages. Stephen Combs & Synthey WRIGHT. (Combs Researcher Barbara S. Mathews)

Notes: Is this Stephen Combs who had wife, Cynthia, according to War of 1812 records (KY Service)? Is either this Stephen & Cynthia Combs and/or the Stephen & Cynthia Combs of the War of 1812 the same as Stephen Combs of the 1850 Schuyler Co, MO census? Was he the same as Stephen A. Combs whom both The Combes Genealogy… and Alpheus Harlan listed as the s/o Stephen and Barbara ALLEN Combs of Loudoun Co, VA and Lincoln Co, KY, state married a Cynthia (Combes lists with no surname and Harlan as surname, SPIVEY)?

1830 Cooper Co, MO Census Index

p. 199:
John Combs

p. 201:
Stephen Combs

p. ???:
HIX, John

p. ???:
HIX, William

1830 Cooper Co. MO Census

Source: Heritage Quest Original Images extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving

p. 199

John Combs 020001 00001
2 m 5-9; 1 m 30-39
1 f 20-30

p. 201

Stephen Combs 1100001 121001
1 m < 5; 1 m 5-9; 1 m 40-49
1 f < 5; 2 f 5-9; 1 f 10-14; 1 f 30-39

p. 221

John HIX 1102101 0110001
1 m < 5; 1 m 5-9; 2 m 15-19; 1 m 20-29
1 f 5-9; 1 f 10-14; 1 f 40-49

SE Note: Did not find William HIX

02 Nov 1833 Red steer taken up by Robert Clark of Boonville and appraised by John Combs and Isaiah Hanna.

Cooper County, Missouri, Book of Strays - Book B From November 1828 to December 1833
Cooper Co MOGenWeb

2 ___ 1834 Combs, Robert C. & Hunt, Martha B. (Cooper County Marriage Records - 1830 To 1839)

Cooper Co MOGenWeb

Updated record

25 Feb 1834 Combs, Robert C. to Martha B. HUNT

(Source: Missouri Marriages submitted by Barbata Stacy Mathews, specific source not provided)

1835 Cooper County, Missouri Tax List

Combs, John

Cooper Co MOGenWeb

1840 Cooper Co, MO Census Index

p. 132:

p. 136:
Joseph Combs

p. 142:
John Combs

1850 Cooper Co, MO Census

Cooper Co MOGenWeb


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212/212 Combs John 26 M Laborer Ky
Amelia A. 23 F Ky

23rd District

p. 90/180

316/316 Combs John 50 M Farmer $2,500 Ky
Mary B. 47 F Ky
Christopher 30 M Farmer Ky
Mary J. 27 F Ky
Joseph 2 M Mo

p. 181

319/319 DUNCAN George M 29 M Farmer $2,000 KY
Marian 22 F KY
Mary E. 2 F MO
Warren C. 6/12 M MO
Henry 68 M Farmer $2,000 KY

Notes: According to "VIRGINIA SETTLERS IN MISSOURI," Henry DUNCAN, m 5 Apr 1803, Lincoln Co, KY, Mary Combs (d/o RW William "8" Combs). This same source states that Henry d 8 Dec 1852 in Cooper County, and that his wife d 3 May 1842, Lone Elm, Cooper Co, MO. Henry and Mary were in Bath Co, KY in 1820 when listed on the census of that county adjacent to her parents. (See also Combs-Duncan Families)

20 Oct 1865 Cooper Co, MO Marriages William B. Combs & Matilda MORISON

(Cooper Co, MO Marriages, 1850-1865, Cooper Co, MO GenWeb Archives)

Patron's Directory of 1877

Township 48 And 49 North, Range 16 West

Legend: Name; PO; Section; Occupation; Nativity; The year the land owner came to Cooper County

Combs, Joe; Boonville; 4; Stock Breeder; Missouri; 1848

Cooper Co MOGenWeb


BIOGRAPHICAL: 1883 History of Howard and Cooper Counties, Boonville Township (Part A)

Joseph Combs

Joseph Combs, farmer, section 4. Mr. Comb's father, Christopher B. Combs, came to this county with his parents, or rather was brought by them, from Kentucky, when but two years of age, and is now an old man, rapidly nearing the allotted age of three score and ten. His father, John Combs, who was born February 17, 1800, immigrated here with his family, consisting of his wife, formerly Miss Mary B. Clark, and children, in 1822, and in 1833 settled in the place where Joseph Combs now lives. He died June 3, 1857, but his widow is still living at the advanced age of eighty, having been born in March, 1803. Here, Christopher B., born in Kentucky, August 4, 1820, grew up from his second year, and subsequently married and reared his family. He is now a resident of Lamar, Barton county, Missouri. Joseph, the subject of this sketch, was born where he now lives, March 25, 1848, and was reared on the old homestead before his parents removed from the county. After the usual course in the common schools, he attended Kemper's well-known school during the sessions of 1857-58-59, and also the terms of 1865-66-67. He then entered the state university at Columbia, where he had the benefit of a still higher course of studies. October 23, 1868, he was married to Miss Rachel, daughter of Moss Prewitt, of Columbia, Missouri. They have one child, a son, John. Farming has constituted Mr. Combs' life occupation, and he is now one of the prominent farmers of this county. Thoroughly educated, he farms according to the most approved method, and everything around him bears the impress of an enterprising, progressive agriculturist. His farm contains 600 acres, and is well improved. Mr. C. is a member of the Masonic order and a Knight Templar.

(Source: USGenweb Cooper Co., MO website. Abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

15 Jun 1884 - C. B. Combs killed by the cars at Lamar.

A Twelve-Month's Tale., The record of 1884 in Cooper County 1884 exerpt came from Boonville Weekly Advertiser, Boonville, Cooper Co., MO, 2 Jan 1885, page 2. Cooper Co MOGenWeb

Cooper County Land Platt (1897)
Township 49 North of Range 15 West

Legend: Name; Acres; Section; Comments

Combs and Whitlow; 100; 31; Jolly's Bottom

Cooper Co MOGenWeb

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Walnut Grove Cemetery, Booneville, Cooper Co., MO.
Township: T-49-N, Range: R-17-W, Section: 35, Area: Corner of Locust and Eleventh Streets in Boonville, Missouri.

(Source: USGenweb Cooper Co., MO site: abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving. Note: The information on the individuals listed were taken from obituaries given in the Boonville Daily News and from Elston J. Melton's "History of Cooper County, Missouri".)

Combs, Ann, Mrs.; received $7.00 on 17 Jul 1915 for the interment of; from Walnut Grove Cemetery record book of monies received from J. E. Taliaferro Undertaking Company.

Combs, John; born 1800; died 1857; "prominent farmer"; on of the delegates appointed to attend a pro-slavery convention held at Lexington, Missouri; lot 60; Walnut Grove Cemetery listing of plot owners

Combs, John; received $7.00 on 11 Apr 1914 for the interment of; from Walnut Grove Cemetery record book of monies received from J. E. Taliaferro Undertaking Company.

Submitted by Sue Elfving

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

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