Biography of William McCombs
Clay, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Wm. McCombs, son of Lambert and Hannah (Hague) McCombs, was born in Wayne county, O., in 1818 and is of Irish English descent. His father died in 1849, and his mother is now living in California. 92 years of age; they were natives of Pennsylvania and caine to this county July 5, 1829. They first settled in German tp., where they lived for a short time and then came to this tp. In 1839 Mr. McCombs was married to Eva Oripe, a native of Ohio, born Nov. 2, 1816; she is the mother of 9 children, of whom all are living: Betsy, John, Lambert, Maria, Samuel, Ellen, Hannah, Amanda and William. His wife is a member of the Dunkard Church. Politically he is a Democrat. He owns 247 acres of land, which he values at $60 per acre. Mr. McCombs was a very early settler of this tp., and is an honest, industrious man.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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