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Bible Record of James and Lydia Combs of Morgan Co., OH transcribed by Marjorie Voss who also has possesion of the Bible:

James Combs, born May 12, 1794 married May 1814 by the Rev. Robert Hutchinson Lydia, his wife, b. February 15,  1795*

Maryann born July 6, 1815
Cornelia born March 7, 1817  Married Langley
John born December 5, 1818
Jane born April 28, 1820
Martha born March 26, 1822
Wesley born February 1, 1824
Thomas born December 16, 1826
Harriet born March 7, 1828
Lydia born October 7, 1835  Married Squiers (sic)**
Rachel born January 30, 1837**
Samuel born February 18, 1839**
Lewis born June 24, 1841**
William born September 22, 1843**
James born October 19, 1846**   
Sarah born March 30, 1849**

Lydia died January 1, 1833
Cornelia Langley July 17, 1838
Samuel October 14, 1840
Thomas July 25, 1841 (MV NOTES: Tombstone at Lowell Ohio Cemetery says son of James and Lydia)
Lewis September 26, 1843 or 63 (MV notes: difficult to read)
Rachel December 15, 1854
James Combs Sr. June 6, 1870
William February 19, 1884
Wesley March 31, 1884
Lydia Squiers (sic) August 4, 1884
Mary September 2, 1884 aged 78 years 9 mos.
James D. January 21, 1900

*Noted by MV: A Rev. James Hutchinson was a circuit rider for the Methodist Chruch during this time period in Middlesex and Mercer Co., NJ. James Combs may have been from New Jersey, however, his youngest daughter said he was from Scotland.

Other information provided by M. Voss not from the Bible:
  • James Combs married Mary Findley, record #1148 Morgan County, Ohio in 1834. An autobiography written by James D.Combs, son of Mary and James, for the Clarke County, Iowa history gives her name as Bailey. MV notes that Mary may have been married to a Bailey or a Findley prior to being married to James Combs. Mary was born November 12, 1805.

  • Lydia Combs married Israel Squires on September 12, 1855 at Morgantown, Monongalia, Va.

  • Sarah Combs 39 married Israel Squires 56 on December 15, 1887. Died December, 1927.
  • John Combs died November 23, 1870, buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell, Ohio. Married Sophronia Starling
  • James D. born in Ohio, died in Osceola, Clarke County; Iowa on January 21,1900, buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola. He married Caroline Smith in Wood County, W. Va in 1867.
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