|Combs &c. Families|
of Sullivan Co, MO
Sullivan County, first known as Highland County, was established in 1845 from Linn Co, MO.
1 Aug 1857 Sullivan Co, MO Land Patents. Stephen Combs. Cash Entry Sale #5687, MO5060.240 Location: SSE SE; Section 10, Township 64 N, Range 20 W; 40 acres County: Sullivan (Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States, General Land Office
Stephen B. Combs
(Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)
MRW Notes: Is it possible that Stephen Combs of Sullivan Co, MO was the same as Stephen of 1850 Schuyler Co, MO?
Source: Heritage Quest Original images, abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving
Jacksons Corner PO
p. 715/95, 2 Aug. 1860
633/633 Stephen B. Combs. 27, m, farmer, PP=$340, b. IL
Sarah 24, f, b. IL
Mary E., 6, f, b. IL
Sarah J or G., 3, b. IL
Martha E, 1, b. IL
SE Note: Possible son of Stephen Combs and wife Syntha. He was age 16 in their 1850 Schuyler Co, MO census record.
p. 731/111, 9 Aug. 1860
749/749 Stephen Combs, 64, m, farmer, b. KY
Syntha, 60, f, b. NC
William, 24, m, farmhand, b. IL
Lenia, 19, f, cook, b. IN
SE Note: Appears to be Stephen Combs and wife Cynthia aka Syntha WRIGHT of the 1850 Schuyler Co, MO census. They had 4 children in their 1850 household (Andrew-20 , Stephen-16, Sarah-14, and William-13) and the three males of the right ages are with them in Sullivan Co, MO. Census records indicate the children were born in IL. Apparently, Stephen removed to Illinois (coincidentally Schuyler Co, IL) for several years where some of his children were born and then he returned to Schuyler Co, Missouri, by 1850.
Stephen Combs m 27 Jul 1822, Cooper Co, MO, Synthey WRIGHT? Stephen Combs was on the 1830 Cooper Co, MO census, and is next found in Schuyler Co, IL in 1832 where he served as a private in 1832 in Black Hawk's War. He was still in Schuyler Co, IL per the 1840 census but had returned to Missouri by 1850 (Schuyler Co, MO census). As a War of 1812 veteran, he likely received land in Schuyler Co., IL, where war veterans received payment in land. Published genealogies have some disagreement about Stephen. According to the Combes Genealogy, one Stephen A. Combs was a s/o Stephen and Barbara ALLEN Combs of Loudoun Co, VA and Lincoln Co, KY. This source states that “Stephen A., b. 1-28-1794; m. Susan BARBER, Mary ALLY, Cynthia ---. Moved to Illinois”. According, however, to Alpheus Harlan's “History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family and Particularly of the Descendants of George and Michael Harlan, who settled in Chester County, Pa”, Gateway Press, 1988, “Stephen, b 1,28,1794, in Lincoln Co, Ky., d. 8, 6, 1869, in Sullivan Co., Ind.; m. Susan BARBER; (2) Mary ALLEN; (3) Cynthia SPIVA.” Perhaps it was Sullivan Co, MO where Stephen died instead of Indiana. ALSO, Andrew J. Combs (apparent son of Stephen) was living next door in 1860 to E. M. HARLIN.
One Stephen Combs with wife, Cynthia, served in the War of 1812 in Col. BOZEL'S or BONSAL'S Kentucky Militia. This would fit with him going to Schuyler Co., IL for land due him as a veteran.
Stephen Combs is listed as a private in troops called up in 1832 in Schuyler Co., IL for Black Hawk's War (USGenweb Schuyler Co., IL website).
p. 762/142, 17 Aug 1860
971/971 E. M. HARLIN, 43, m, farmer, RE=$1800, PP=$751, b. KY
Jane, 36, f, b. MO
Edward T, 19, m, farmhand, b. IL
Daniel A, 17, m, farmhand, b. MO
Syntha J or G., 16, f, domestic, b. MO
Sarah L, 14, f, b. MO
Angie L., 13, f, b. MO
Mary E., 11, f, b. MO
Stephen E., 9, m, b. MO
James F., 7, m, b. MO
Millard F., 4, m, b. MO
Henry C., 2, m. b. MO
SE Note: Is E. M. Harlin (next door to Andrew J. Combs), formerly of Ky., part of the same HARLAN family allied to the Combs? Interesting there are children named Syntha and Stephen HARLIN. The PO addresses differ from p. 762 and p. 763; however, the household/family numbers are consecutive.
p. 763/143, 17 Aug 1860
972/972 Andrew J. Combs, 29, m, carpenter, PP=$190, b. IL
Anna E, 20, f, b. IN
James B, 4, m, b. MO
Charles E., 1, m, b. MO
SE Note: Possible son of Stephen Combs. See 1850 Schuyler Co, MO census (Andrew age 20).
15 Jul 1860 Sullivan Co, MO Marriage Records. Combs, William K. to BUMGARDNER, Seny
(Early Marriages of Sullivan Co, MO, US GenWeb)
9 Sep 1888 Sullivan Co, MO Marriage Records. Combs, Jacob to CAPTO, Mrs. Florence
(Early Marriages of Sullivan Co, MO, US GenWeb)
Notes: Mrs. Florence CAPTO may have been the same as Florence M. NEWELL who m George CAPITO [sic] in Sullivan on on Sep 15, 1882
161/166 Comer, Thomas *. Head W M Aug 1835 *4 M 40 IN MD KY Farmer
Comer, Elizabeth Wife W F Aug 1839 60 M 40 12 (children) 8 (living) MO KY OH
Comer, Charles S. Son W M Aug 1874 24 S MO IN MO Farm Laborer 0
Comer, Emily S. Daughter W F Nov 1870 29 S MO IN MO
Comer, Alice M. Daughter W F Apr 1877 23 S MO IN MO
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