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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 750

AMOS COMBS, farmer; P.O. Lloyd; son of Jonah Combs and grandson of Nelson and Hannah (Glover) Combs. His father was born in Nelson Co., Ky., Oct. 3, 1794, where he was raised, and was married June 23, 1824, to Miss Mary J. Bixler; they came to Illinois, locating where he now resides, in 1826, and in 1849 she died, leaving eight children. March 23, 1850, he married his present wife, the mother of Amos; she was Mrs. S.D. Shephard, and daughter of Enoch Ayers, and was born in Cumberland Co., N.J., Nov. 26, 1806. The subject of this sketch was born upon the old homestead, where he now resides, June 24, 1851. He acquired a good common schooling, and followed agricultural pursuits. He was married to Miss Virginia M. Prim. They have four promising children - Enoch H., Harrie S., Celia A. and Sarah L. Mr. Combs owns 100 acres of the old homestead farm, and is a respected citizen.

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