Combs and Hendred Family

Combs and Hendren family letters
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Christina Baich, December 2005


Biographical Note:

Elizabeth Combs and Jehu Hendren married on January 9, 1833, in Wilkes County, North Carolina.  They moved to Rush County, Indiana, before 1835.  Jehu Hendren’s parents were William Hendren II and Charlotte Ellis. Jehu was born around 1799 as was Elizabeth Combs.  They had one child, William Hicks Hendren born around 1835.

William and Asenath Combs moved to Indiana at the same time.  They married on January 8, 1822, in Wilkes County, North Carolina.  William Combs was born around 1802 to Thomas Hicks and Keziah Hayes Combs.  Asenath Ellis was born on August 8, 1802, to William and Ann Ellis.  William and Asenath had eight children, Joel, Jabez, Adoniram, Nancy, Martha, Mary, Eli, and William.

Jabez and Nancy Combs Hendren were married on March 3, 1829, in Wilkes County, North Carolina.  Jabez is the brother of Jehu Hendren.  Nancy Combs is the sister of William Combs.


Ancestry Library.  Indiana State Library.  13 Dec. 2005.  <>.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains photocopies of letters between the Hendren and Combs families in Indiana to relatives in North Carolina.  They contain information about farming in Indiana and various family members.  Two of the three letters are to Jabez and Nancy Hendren.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Item Listing:

Folder 1.

1835 Nov. 29 Jehu and Elizabeth Hendren and from Asenath Combs to William and Charlotte Hendren, photocopy of ALS
1844 Sept. 9 Jane E. Combs to Jabez and Nancy Hendren, photocopy of ALS
1849 May 10 William [M. Cray] to Jabez and John Hendren, photocopy of ALS

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1835-1849
Provenance: Dorothy J. Williams, 1967 June 28
Access : The collection is open for research use.
Restrictions: None.
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English.
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