Johnson County was established in 1854 fromEllis, Hill, and Navarro Counties. The county seat is Cleburne.

Note: Johnson County, Texas Marriages were extracted by Combs Researcher Frieda Bjork from SOME JOHNSON COUNTY MARRIAGES 1892 - 1919, a publication of Layland Museum Alvarado Library Genealogy REF 929.3 TX Johnson. FB NOTE: The dates listed are the dates that the marriages were in the paper, not neccessarily the dates that the marriage took place.

1860 Johnson Co, TX Census

Extracted by Combs Researcher Frieda Bjork from JOHNSON COUNTY TEXAS 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS INCLUDING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF RESIDENTS Alvarado Library REF 929.3 TX Johnson

Page Date Post Office Dwell Family First Last Age Sex Race Occup POB


477B 8-20-1860

561/572 COMBS Z. E. 26 M W Farmer KY
Rebecca F. 24 F W KY
Wm. N. 2 M W TX
11/12 F W TX
Iva 11 F W TX
Mary A. 10 F W TX

Notes: Zachariah Ellis COMBS, b 30 Mar 1833, Bloomfield, Nelson Co, KY; d 20 Nov 1895, Dallas County, Texas; m 28 Dec 1856, Rebecca Finch BEDFORD. Combs Researcher Jeannette Lehman adds: William N(elson) is Zachariah Ellis' child, but the other children are children of those of his brother, Isaac N COMBS. The missing name under Wm N is Francis Duncan COMBS. See Dallas County, Texas for much add'l data re Zacharahia Ellis COMBS.

Notes: Combs Researcher Jeannette Lehman provides additional re William N. COMBS:

471A 8-13-1860 Alvarado 468 473

COMBS Joseph 59 M W Farmer VA
Mary 59 F W OH
Elizabeth 19 F W Appr. IL
Mary 17 F W Appr IL
Amanda 15 F W Appr. IL
STARR Geo. W. 55 M W Physician VA

443B 6-14-1860 Alvarado 96 97

COMBS W. L. 35 M W Farmer OH
Elizabeth J. 30 F W MO
Martha J. 10 F W TX
Robt. A. 8 M W TX

p. 465, Comanche Peak P.O., #399-400

PAYNE Murrell 50 W M miller TN
Elizabeth 36 W F VA
Wm. 32 W M wagonmaker AL
Nancy 15 W F IL
Angeline 13 W F IL
Sylva E. 8 W F Iowa
John H. 7 W M Iowa
Louis L. 4 W M MO
Murrell L. 1 W M TX

Notes: Herbert Murrell PAYNE was the s/o Daniel & Sylvia COMBS Paine of Warren Co TN; Walker AL; Hancock IL; and Lee IA. See Also 1880 San Bernardino Co CA Census.

1861 Clerk Roll of Rock Creek Guards (Cavalry) Precinct No.4 Johnson County Texas

From the Commissioner's Court Ledger Book, found in the Texas GenWeb Archives, extracted by S. C. Hefner

Captain W.R. SHANNON, 1st Sergeant Z.E. COOMBS.

We the undersigned 1st Sergeant of Rock Creek Guards have the honor to transmit to your excellency the above and forgoing which is a true copy of the Muster Roll of the said company and also that the officers appearing to the head of the same were duly elected on the 25th day of May A.D. 1861 by the said Company at their place of rendezvous in Precinct No.4 Johnson County, Texas. Z.E. COOMBS 1st Sergeant Rock Creek Guards

1861 Muster Rolls of the Stockton Calvary Confederate, Johnson County, Texas
W.L. Combs

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob George; See Civil War Declaration and Muster Roll)

COMBS, W.L. - Pvt. Alvarado Rifles
COMBS, Z.E. - 1st Sgt.

(Civil War Veterans of Johnson County, Texas, a publication of Layland Museum Alvarado Library Genealogy, p. 28)

Note: Some of the family is buried in Duke Cemetery, others in Alvarado Cemetery.


Martha COMBS married J.T. MURRY 8 Feb 1865. (p. 51)

Wm. L. COMBS married Sarah Isabella TURPIN 5 Apr 1865. (p. 8)

Amanda M. COMBS married Thos. B. CONWAY 22 Jun 1865. (p. 51)

30 Jun 1867

Mary COMBS married Henry CONWAY. (p. 51)

1870 Johnson Co, TX Census

Extracted by Combs Researcher Frieda Bjork from JOHNSON COUNTY 1870 CENSUS JOHNSON COUNTY TEXAS Alvarado Library Genealogy REF 929.3 TX Johnson)

Caddo Grove

p. 598, (transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

COMBS Zur 47 M W Farmer OH
Sarah 42 F W MO
Erastus 20 M W TX
Albert 17 M W TX
James 15 M W TX
Laura 13 F W TX
John 8 M W TX
Luca 5 F W TX
Mattie 1 F W TX

COMBS Joseph 72 M W VA
Mary 71 F W OH
Elizabeth 23 F W IL
Mary 21 F W IL
Joseph 2 M W TX

p. 3, 22 Aug 1870

326/327 COMBS W. L. 45 M W Farmer OH
Isibella J. 23 F W KY
John D. 4 M W TX

p. 9, 25 Aug 1870

376/377 COMBS R. A. 17 M W Farmer TX
Melinda 17 F W KY

6 Oct 1872 T. L. COMBS married J. H. TAYLOR. (p. 51)

11 Dec 1876 J.M. COMBS married L.G. TRUITT (bride).

(microfilm. Early Texas Marriages Johnson County: 1854-1880. Hopkins County Genealogical Library. extracted by S. C. Hefner.

1880 Johnson Co, TX Census

E.D. 79

p. 214

111/114 Morgan Sidney W M 42 married Cistern builder Cistern builder IL blank blank
Frances W F 24 wife married keeping house MO KY VA<
Carlton W M 8 single TX IL MO
Sarah W F 6 single TX IL MO
Bulah W F 3 single TX IL MO

111/115 Wylie James W M 26 head married farmer TN NC NC
Naoma W F 26 wife married keeps house MO KY VA
Dejamitt Anna W F 10 step-daughter single at school MO MO MO

Note: Naomi Dejarnett m. James WYLIE 25 Jan 1878 Erath Co, TX. Naomi Wylie and Frances Morgan are daughters of Levi & Minerva John Combs of Bates Co, MO.


p. 313

112/117 COMBS Joseph P. W M 84 (89?) head retired farmer VA VA Penn
Mary W F 81 wife retired housekeeper OH Penn Penn
Elizabeth W F 30 daughter housekeeper OH VA OH
Mary W F 28 daughter housekeeper OH VA OH
CROWAS? Joseph B. W M 12 grandson TX IN OH
THRASHER Edmund W M 6 grandson TX KY OH

Transcribed by S. C. Hefner

p. 322

264-273 COMBS William L. 59 W M head farmer IL ? ?
S. Isabel 35 W F wife KY KY KY
John 14 W M son TX IL? KY
Minnie 5 W F grandchild TX IL? KY
James Robert 3 W M grandchild TX TX KY
Murray William 14 W M grandchild TX TX KY

p. 330

COMBS James M. W M 25 head farmer TX OH MO?
Laura J. W F 22 wife keeping house TX KY NC
? W F 2 TX TX TX
Ett?? W F 8/12 (Sep) TX TX TX
Evans Molly M. W F 14 servant TX MO KY
John W M 38 laborer works on farm MO KY KY

Transcribed by Natalie McClendon

Carter Combs Note: I have this family as James M. Combs and. Laura Janette TRUITT James was the son of Zur David & Sarah Catherine EVANS Combs.

p. 377

COMBS Zur D. 56 Farmer OH VA PA
Sarah C. 51 MO VA MO
John T. 17 TX
Lula A. 15 TX
Fannie 7 TX

Combs Researcher Jeannette Combs Lehman. See 1850 Dallas County, Texas for additional

11 Oct 1899 - 23 Oct 1900 Clifton C. Combs lived. He was the son of J. J. and Ida F. COMBS.

Source: Headstone in Pleasant Point Cemetery, Johnson Co., as reported on Johnson Co. GenWeb site.

25 Feb 1920 Ray Lee COMBS married Miss Margaret ANDREWS. (p. 8)

1920 Johnson County, TX Census

Enumerated 6 Jan 1920 by Martha Alena Curley.

Grandview, SD 52; ES 51;

Sheet 2B.

39/60 SWANSON, F. E. Head MW 32 M MN Sweden Sweden druggist clerk
Dora Wife FW 25 M TX GA GA

Note: Daughter of Charles J. & S. F. Combs, previously in 1900 Collin Co., and next in 1930 Dallas Co,

Texas Death Records: 1964-1998

7 Dec 1970 Lola B. COOMBS died. She was a widow.

31 Mar 1986 Theodore COMBS died.

16 Apr 1988 Duke Jerome COMBS died.

27 Aug 1990 Lois Nella COMBS died.

27 Jun 1997 Iva Adelia COMBS died.

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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