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Saline County organized in 1855 from Gage and Lancaster Counties. The County seat is Wilber.

1880 Saline Co, NE Census

Turkey Creek

ED 217

p. 14B, June 30 1880

123/131 DUDGEON John, W, M, 53, Farmer OH OH Ireland
Elizabeth, W, F, 55, Keeping House Ireland Ireland Ireland

124/132 Combs Newell, W, M, 49, Carpenter OH OH NY
Sarah Jane, W, F, 31, Keepinghouse OH OH Ireland
Edwin, W, M, 6 NE OH OH

SE Notes: One Newale Combs and Sarah DUDGEON married 27 Dec 1868, Green Co, WI. Sarah is found with John and Elizabeth in the 1860 Green Co, WI census. Newell and Sarah found in the 1870 Green Co, WI census. Newell E Combs applied for a Civil War Pension in 1889 from Nebraska and his widow Sarah J Combs applied in 1900. He is likely the same as the Joel E Combs, CW veteran of the 1890 Saline Co, NE Veterans census since both served in Co G of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry. Note that Sarah states her mother was born in Ireland, the same as stated for Elizabeth DUDGEON, believed to be Sarah's mother.

1889 Newell E Combs, who served in Co G, 22nd Wis Infantry, received a Civil War Pension. He applied April 22, 1889 from Nebraska (App # 700447, Cert # 492 799. His widow Sarah J Combs applied April 1900 from Nebr: App # 717430, Cert #526 373. (Source: Original image of Civil War Pension Index Card,, abs by SE).

1890 Saline Co, NE Veteran's Census

(Source: Original 1890 veteran's census images,, abs by SE)

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114/115 Joel E Combs Private Co E 22nd Wis Inf, Enl: 8/4/1862, Discg: 5/12/1865, 2yr9m8d

Notes: No matching CW service entry for the 22nd Wisconsin Regt; however, there was a Newell E Combs who served in the 22nd.

Ken Brown Note: Newell E (Ebenezer) Combs, and Joel E (probably also Ebenezer) Combs are originally from The line of Ebenezer Newell Combs of Farmington, Farminton Co., Connecticut, living by 1803 in Vienna Twp., Trumbull County, Ohio.

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