Born: 1809 Kentucky
Flourished: 1832-1835 Menard County, Illinois
From at least 1832 to 1835, Combs lived in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. In 1831, while living there, he married Rebecca Roser. By 1840, Combs had relocated his family to Washington County, Arkansas, where he served as a county judge in the 1840s and 1850s.
Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Election Returns for New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 13 November 1831, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Washington County, AR, 276; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Washington County, AR, 344; History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas (Chicago: Goodspeed, 1889), 168.