Born: 1809 Kentucky
Flourished: 1830-1840 Menard County, Illinois
Combs married Rachel Elmore on September 23, 1830, in Sangamon County, Illinois. He served as a corporal in Abraham Lincoln's company in the Black Hawk War. In 1840, he was the head of a household in Menard County. By 1850, he was a farmer living in Cass County, Illinois.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 23 September 1830, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:150, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 303; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Cass County, IL, 33; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Cass County, IL, 111.