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Richardson County is an original county, was formed in 1854. The county seat is Falls City.

1856 Richardson Co, NE Census


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Wade H. Whitney, b. in Tenn., farmer; 1 m. 21 up.; 2 m. und. 16; 1 f. 16 up.

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Thomas F. Whitney, b. in Tenn., farmer; 1 m. 21 up.; 2 slaves.

1860 Richardson Co, NE Territorial Census

Salem Precinct

p. 59; 14 Jul 1860

495/484 Whitney, Wade H. 33 m Farmer 2200 600 MO
Melessa 26 f KY
I. N. 5 m MO
James M. 4 m MO
Wm A. 3 m NE

(Combs Researcher Cheri Astrahan)

Note: Melissa Combs m 25 Sep 1853, Holt Co, MO (See that county for other Richardson Co, NE references not yet entered here). Also Note: Thomas WHITNEY m 10 Sep 1865, Richardson Co, NE, Martha KINGSCADE. Might he have been step-brother(?) of Melissa Combs Whitney?

3/24/1863 Richardson Co, NE Marriage Records. W.H. WHITNEY and Mariah BOYD. (Combs Researcher Cheri Astrahan who adds that she believes this is Wade H WHITNEY of the 1860 census (h/o Melissa Combs). Seeking date and place of death)

1890 Veterans Nebraska Census Index

Richardson Co, NE Rulo

Silas C Combs

(Combs Researcher Cheri Astrahan who adds that Silas was brother of Melissa Combs WHITNEY of 1860 Richardson Co, NE Census)


Business Directory and Farmer List for 1890-1891

Combs J S, Rulo

1900 Richardson Co, NE Census

(Source: Original images, 1900 Richardson Co, NE census,


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p14, June 21 1900

299/299 Silas C Combs, Head, 69, W, M Mar 1841, Md 34y, b KY KY KY, Farmer
Levina, Wife, 62, W, F Dec 1847, Md 34y, 8ch/6 liv MO MO MO
Edith, Daughter in law, W, F April 1876, Wd, Md 2yr, 1ch/1liv ILL TN ILL
Mildred B, Granddaughter, W, F June 1899, Single, b NE MO IL

SE Notes: Silas, previously found in 1880 Atchison Co, MO census, son of Susan JONES Combs WHITNEY who married first John Combs of Green Co, KY, and secondly Thomas J WHITNEY (see Holt Co, MO 1850 census and 1870 Atchison Co, MO census. Silas's sister Melissa Combs, who married Wade H WHITNEY, is found in 1860 Richardson Co census (see above).

Combs Silas C. 5-1-1841 6-21-1932 9 MSM Cavalry Co. C Salem Maple Richardson

Burials in Nebraska Civil War Veterans

Hettue Catherine Hines (Combs) Morris - b Waveland [Montgomery Co] IN July 30 1874 - Jan 1928-dau of Geo P & Mary G Hines w of J.F. Combs w of J.D. MORRIS bur Falls City [Richardson Co] NE (Holt Co, MO HCMP)

11 Jan 1890 Willow Slough Item - M. C. News, Holt Co, MO. “James Combs of Rulo [Richardson Co] NE lost his 12 y old son last week. The boy took a revolver from a bureau drawer. It accidentally discharged and the ball hit the cartilage of his nose, entering his brain killing him instantly.

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