In Merrick County, Nebraska (Central City, or Lone Tree area)- Charles C. Combs, was born in NY about 1832, moved about the west after 1852 and settled in NE after 1863. He married Fannie (Frances) Hilton and had 3 children: Nellie, born about 1866. Frank C., born about 1867. Flora, born about 1870.
Also in the same area of Nebraska, there lived John Combs, also from NY, (born about 1836) who I believe was Charles' brother. He married Mintie Bowerman and had 4 daughters: Pearl May, born about 1884, Edith Irene, born about 1886, Gertie Ellen, born about 1888, Cora Lenora, born about 1890.
If you are descended from any of the above people, we are distant relatives and you are welcome to contact me.