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Yamhill County was one of Oregon's 4 original counties, established in 1843, and covering most of western Oregon. In 1845, Polk was est. from Yamhill, and in 1853, Tillamook from Clatsop, Polk and Yamhill.

17 Dec 1847 Yamhill County, Oregon Land Records. Richard Combs recorded a claim of 640 acres in Polk County

Combs Researcher Jim McMillen

Notes: Richard Combs (s/o John & Betsy Bingham BULLOCK Combs) and Cynthia SNELLING (d/o Benjamin & Frances BURRIS Snelling) m 29 Jun 1843, Johnson Co, MO

1849 Territorial Census, Yamhill Co, OR

(OR USGenWeb Archives)

p. 2

COMBS, Richd.
1 m 21+, 3 m -21, 1 f

25 Jun 1850 Yamhill Co, OR. Richard Combs settled a claim in Yamhill County.

Combs Researcher Jim McMillen

1850 Yamhill Co, OR Census

REEL NO: 742

p. 341

204/204 Richard Combs 30 Ky
Cynthia 25
James 7 MO
Benj. S 5 MO
John W. 3 O. T.
Richard C. 6/12 O. T.
Leander 18 M IL

O.T. = Oregon Territory

(Provided by Combs Researcher Opal T. Combs to Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas)

Note: Combs Researcher Jim McMillen lists as James C., and Richard as a farmer with date enumerated, 18 Nov 1850.

Also OR USGenWeb Archives

1860 Yamhill Co, OR Census

Not yet extracted

25 Jul 1865 Richard (& Cynthia?) grantors to ????

Combs Researcher Jim McMillen who adds that the Combs moved south into California and made close contact with other SNELLING kin with Richard Combs next found in the Great Register of Kern Co, CA in 1875. In 1870, Richard C. Combs, Jr. is found in Sonoma Co, CA

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