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Except where otherwise noted, all Perry Co, OH records were transcribed by Combs Researcher Kathy Rinke


Perry County was established 1818 from Washington, Fairfield, Muskingum. No Combs located on 1810 Washington Co, OH census.


1816/1817 From History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio Their Past and Present, by A. A. Graham, 1883: The following named persons were living in Harrison township as early as 1816 or 1817: John Iliff, William Iliff, John Dusenberry, John Burley, John Brumage, W. McCaslin, John C. Cox, James Spurgeon, William COMBES, Joseph Taylor, Hugh Lennington, Jacob Reed, James Mumford, M. Plummer, William Turner, James Iliff, Nicholas Hitchcock, James Rose, Tubba Taylor, John Hough, Israel Hitchcock, Wm. H. Herron, Jeremiah Rose, Aaron Dennis, Sen., Aaron Dennis, Jr., John Barcroft, John Melick, John MOORE, John Reed, John Rose, Alexander Brumage, William Cox, Jacob Holcomb. John Carr, Robert Allen, George MOORE, Robert MOORE, Thomas Taylor, Sen., Thomas Taylor, Jr., John Taylor, George Taylor, John COMBES, Israel COMBES, Stephen OWENS, Bennett Woods, Isaac Hitchcock, Jacob Richards, John Hitchcock, George WOLF.


1820 Perry Co., OH Census

Harrison Twp

Page 17

William COMBS,
Males: 3 < 10; 1 10-16; 1 between 16 an 18; 1 16-26
Females: 1 10-16
(2 People in Agriculture)

Israel COMBS
Males: 1 of 16 - 26; 1 of 45 and up
Females: 1 of 16 - 26; 1 of 45 and up
(1 in Agriculture)

Reading Twp

Page 12

John COMBS
males:  1 < 10; 1 of 16-26; 1 of 45 and up
Females: 1 < 10; 2 of 10-16; 3 of 16-25; 1 of 45 and up
(2 in agriculture)


1821 Perry Co OH Tax List

Twp. 17

COMBS, John


1 Nov 1821 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Mohala(female) m. Joel ELLIS

SW: Mahala


1822 Perry Co OH Tax List

Twp. 17

COMBS, John


1823 Perry Co OH Tax List

Twp. 17

COMBS John


23 Oct 1823 Perry Co, OH Deposition of Israel COMBS on behalf of RW War Pension Application of Mahlon COMBS (a.k.a. COOMBS) of Loudon Co, VA and Licking Co, OH.

Notes: Israel COMBS, b ca 1764, and Mahlon were brothers, both sons of Andrew & Mary COMBS of Loudon Co, VA. Israel was named in his father's 1774 Loudoun will, and is on the 1785 Loudoun tax list, tithed by his brother. Israel is missing from both the 1786 and 1787 tax lists, but is on the 1810 Loudoun census (1800 not extant).


1824 Perry Co OH Tax List

Twp. 17

COMBS, John

Twp. 14

COMBS, William


6 May 1824 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Helen m. John LACOCK


1825 Perry Co OH Tax List

Twp. 17

COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, John Sr.

Twp. 14

COMBS, William


1 Dec 1825 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Mathias m. Prudence WILSON


1826 Perry Co OH Tax List

Harrison Twp

COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, William
CONAWAY, Bazil

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Jr.
COMBS, John Sr.


12 Jan 1826 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Eleanor m. Jesse HENTHORN

KR Notes: Eleanor COMBS, m (2) 30 June 1834, Mordecai STEVENSON #6867, b. abt 1804 (Research of Daryl Combs & Ida Madison) See also 30 Jun 1834 marriage of Eleanor HENTHORN & Mordecai STEVENSON below


11 May 1826 (Perry Co OH Marriage Records) Mary COMBS m. Benjamin SPENCER (Research of Daryl Combs & Ida Madison who add that Mary COMBS Spencer was d/o John COMBS, d 1845 (See Below))


1827 Perry Co OH Tax List

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Jr.
COMBS, John Sr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, Israel



From History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio Their Past and Present, by A. A. Graham, 1883:

COMBS, WILLIAM H.,son of James and grandson of John COMBS, who settled in Perry county on the farm now occupied by William H., his mother, who was a Miss Mary Ann STOKER, and his sister, Miss Kate Combs. The family is Baptist in belief, though Mother Combs, now living, is a member of the U. B. Church. She is the mother of Lewis, George, Levi, Rebecca, wife of D. BROWN, John, Thomas, of Lamar, Missouri; Ellen, wife of Dr. R. B. WOODWARD, and William and Miss Kate Combs - all residing in Fairfield and Perry, except Thomas; were all born at the homestead of their great ancestor, John COMBS, on the pike, two miles east of Rushville. All are married except William and Kate.


1828 Perry County, OH Tax List

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Sr.
COMBS, John Jr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, Israel -
COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, William


1829 Perry Co, OH Tax List

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Sr.
COMBS, John Jr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew


25 Feb 1830 (Perry Co OH Marriage Records) Sarah COMBS & Jessie LAYTON (Research of Daryl Combs & Ida Madison)

25 Feb 1830 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Sarah m. Jesse SAYTON


1830 Perry Co, OH, Tax List

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Sr.
COMBS, John Jr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, Israel


1830 Perry County, OH Census

Harrison Twp

Page 397

Matthew COMBS
Males: 1 under 5; 1 of 30-40
Females: 1 of 20-30

William COMBS
Males: 2 under 5; 2 of 5-10; 2 of 20-15; 1 of 40-50
Females: 2 under 5; 1 of 30-40

Israel COMBS
Males:  1 of 70-80
Females: 1 of 60-70

Reading Twp

Page 439

John COMBS, Sr.
Males: 3 under 5; 1 of 5-10; 1 of 15-20; 1 of 30-40; 1 of 50-60
Females: 1 of 10-15; 3 of 15-20; 1 of 50-60

John COMBS, Jr.
Males: 2 under 5; 1 of 20-30
Females: 2 of 5-10; 1 of 20-30


1831 Perry Co, OH Tax List

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Sr
COMBS, John Jr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, Israel.


1832 Perry County, OH Tax List

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Sr.
COMBS, John Jr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, Israel


2 Apr 1832 COMBS, Matthew Y N Ohio 2944 Y April 2, 1832 Zanesville 1 E1/2SW 7/ 14 N 14 W N Ohio River Survey 84.02 Perry OH0390_.430 (Index to Combs BLM Land of Ohio)


27 Jan 1833 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Eliza m. William CRIST


1833 Perry Co. OH Tax List

Reading Twp

COMBS, John Sr.
COMBS, John Jr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew


1834 Perry County, OH Tax List

Harrison Twp

Page 165 (another researcher sites page 161)
COMBS, Matthew
COMBS, William
CONAWAY, Bazzle

KR Note: A William COMBS married a Cora CONAWAY

Reading Twp

Page 31
COMBS, John Sr.
COMBS, John Jr.


30 Jun 1834 (Perry Co OH Marriage Records) Eleanor [COMBS] Henthorn & Mordecai STEVENSON #6867, b. abt 1804. (Research of Daryl Combs & Ida Madison who add that Eleanor was the d/o John COMBS, d 1845 (See Below), and the widow of Jesse HENTHORN (See 12 Jan 1826 marriage above)


1835 Perry County, OH Tax List

Reading Twp

page5
COMBS, John Sr.

Harrison Twp

COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew


1836 Perry County, OH Tax List

Harrison Twp

page 109
COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew
CONAWAY, William

KR Note: See birth records for Children of William COMBS and Cora CONAWAY


16 Dec 1836 Perry Co OH Wills. Will of Stephen OWENS, dated 12-16-1836 Wife, Nancy. Children: George Washington; Nancy; Margaret; Susannah; Permelier; Rebecca Wilkins; Sarah Ann Rider; Stephen William, deceased. No executor named. Witnesses: Wm. COMBS and George WOLF. (131) (Perry Co OH Will Abstracts by Combs Researcher Pat Orton)

Notes: See 1844 Perry Co OH marriage of Susan OWENS to Elisha COMBS. The same? Who was William COMBS?
KR Notes: No "proof" yet, but I believe that Elisha Combs' wife Susan (Susannah) is the daughter of Stephen OWENS and that the witness in above will is William COMBS father of Elisha.


1837 Perry County, OH Tax List

Reading Twp

page 3
COMBS, John Sr.


1838 Perry County, OH Tax List

Harrison Twp

page 109
COMBS, William
COMBS, Matthew


27 Dec 1838 Perry Co, OH Marriage Records. COMBS, William m. Catherine BAKER

KR Notes: Wm. Combs was s/o John COMBS, d 1845 (Research of Daryl Combs & Ida Madison (See Below))


11 Jan 1840 Perry Co, OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Cubbertson m. Sarah WARD SW: Cuthbert? Culbertson?


1840 Perry Co, OH Census Index

Pike Twp

p. 070
COMES, Culberson

1840 Perry Co, OH Census

Harrison Twp

Page 85

William COMBS
Males: 1 of 5 to under 10; 2 of 10 to under 15; 1 of 15 to under 20; 2 of 20 to under 30; 1 of 50 to under 60
Females: 2 of 5 to under 10; 2 of 10 to under 15; 1 of 30 and under 40

Page 86

Israel COMBS
Males: 1 of 20 to under 30; 1 of 30 to under 40; 1 of 70 to under 80
Females: 1 of 30 to under 40

KR Notes: William COMBS apparently died in 1840 as his son Elisha is appointed administrator of William Combs estate (Perry County Minutes Probate 1837-1847 Sept. 1840)  I believe that this Israel died in October of 1848 and is buried in Roseville Cemetery #42 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

Reading Twp

Page 52

John COMBS, Sr.
Males: ? (2) of under 5 years; 2of 5 and under 10; 1 of 10 and under 15; 1 of 40 and under 50; 1 of 60 and under 70
Females: 1 of under 5 years; 1 of 30 and under 40

John COMBS, Jr.
Males: (?) 3 of under 5 years; 2 of 5 and under 10; 1 of 10 and under 15; 1 of 30 and under 40
Females: 2 of 15 and under 20; 1 of 40 and under 50


7 Sep 1840 Perry County Clerk of Court - Minutes - Vol - "Probate" 1837 - 1847
Page 61
Order by the Court that administration of the Estate of William COMBS be given to Elisha COMBS


11 Apr 1842 Perry County Clerk of Court - Minutes Vol - "Probate" 1837 - 1847
Page 86
Elisha COMBS given one year to settle the Estate of William COMBS.


9 Jun 1842 (Perry Co OH Wills) Michael CODY, dated 6-9-1842. Wife, Bridget TOBIN. Children: John, James, Patrick, William, Martin, Bridget, Elizabeth, Ellen, Thomas and Michael. Executors: Thomas BEATH and brother Pat CODY. Overseer, John CLARK. Guardian of children, John MOORE. Witnesses: Thomas BEATH, John BURNS and Wm. RYAN. (175) (Gateway to the WEST Volume 2, Compiled by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. , p. 358)


8 Apr 1843 Perry County Clerk of Courts Minutes - Vol. H: 1841 - 1843
Page 205
Elisha COMBS administrator of William COMBS decd vs. Sarah COMBS & Others
Names mentioned:
George COMBS, Isaiah COMBS, Matthew (possibly Mathias) COMBS, John COMBS, William COMBS, Mariah COMBS, Sarah Jane COMBS, Hellen COMBS, (possibly) Mahala COMBS.

1843 (Possibly June) Perry County Clerk of Courts Minutes - Vol. H: 1841 - 1843
Page 242
Elisha COMBS administrator or William COMBS, Decd vs. Sarah COMBS and others
Petition to sell Real Estate

8 Sep 1843 Perry County Clerk of Courts Minutes - Vol. I: 1843 - 1846
Elisha COMBS Administrator of William COMBS Decd vs. Sarah COMBS & Others
Petition to sell Real Estate

11 Sep 1843 Perry County Clerk of Courts Minutes - Vol. I: 1843 - 1846
Elisha COMBS Admins. of William COMBS Decd vs. Sarah COMBS & Others
Petition to Sell Real Estate


11 Apr 1844 Perry County Clerk of Courts Minutes - Vol. I: 1843 - 1846
Elisha COMBS admins. of William COMBS Decd vs. Sarah COMBS & Others
A distribution of funds from the sale of Real Estate.


15 Oct 1844 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Joana m. John SANDERS


15 Dec 1844 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Elisha m. Susan OWENS

KR Notes: This Susan OWENS also went by Susannah and is most likely the d/o Stephen, d 1836. See also 1850 below.


11 Apr 1845 Perry County Clerk of Courts Minutes - Vol. I: 1843 - 1846
Elisha COMBS admins. of William COMBS Decd vs. Sarah Combs Et al
pertains to Real Estate


9 Jun 1845 (Perry Co OH Wills, 1818-1851, p. 203) John COMBS, dated 6-9-1845; proved 10 Nov 1845. No. wife named. Children: James, William, John J., Mary SPENCER, Eleanor STEVENSON. Executor: James COMBS. Witnesses: Wm. B. DAVIS and Peter McMULLEN. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Daryl Combs)

9 Jun 1845 (Perry Co OH Wills) John COMBS, dated 6-9-1845. No. wife named. Children: James, William, Mary SPENCER, Eleanor STEVENSON, and John. Executors: John and James COMBS. Witnesses: Wm. B. DAVIS and Peter McMULLEN. (212) (Gateway to the WEST Volume 2, Compiled by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., p. 358)

Note: The above are two different sources of same will - discrepancies being checked now. Researchers Daryl Combs & Ida Madison report that the above John COMBS, b 27 May 1770, Baltimore Co, MD, was the s/o Coleman COMBS, bapt: 18 Aug 1747, St. George Church, Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY, m. 10 Feb 1770, in Baltimore Co., MD, Mary PIERCE b. abt 1748, d. 17 Mar 1812, Washington Co, MD. Coleman died 12 Oct 1807, Washington Co,. MD. His son, John Combs, m. Ealinor, b. 1774, d 30 Jun 1837, Perry Co., OH, buried: Combs Cemetery, Reading, Perry Co., OH. John Combs died 31 Aug, 1843, Perry Co., OH, buried: Combs Cemetery, Reading, Perry Co., OH (See Cemetery Inscription below)


4 Sep 1845 Perry Co OH Birth Record. Francis Marion COMBS; son of Elisha COMBS and Susannah OWENS.
Extracted from Death Certificate; census records & Civil War pension papers of Francis Marion COMBS.


10 Nov 1845 Perry County Minutes - Probate 1837-1847
Page 149
Last will and testament of John COMBS Sr, was brought to court.


23 Aug 1849 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, John m. Martha PHERSON


1 Nov 1849 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Lewis m. Eliza Melvina GUITON


2/1850 Perry Co OH Mortality Schedule

COMBS, William, Male, b OH, age 19. Cause of death: Consumption. Occupation: Farmer

(Combs Researcher Pat Orton)


1850 Perry Co, OH Census Index

Reading Twp

p. 348
COMBS, Culbertson

p. 349
COMBS, Elizabeth E.
COMBS, James
COMBS, Cruis

Thorn Twp

p. 404
COMBS, David

Harrison Twp

p. 448
COMBS, Elisha
COMBS, James M.

KR Notes: The above is an error in the index, there is no James M. listed as head of household on p. 448. James M. is a child listed in the household of Elisha COMBS

p. 449
COMBS, John
COMBS, Sarah


1850 Perry Co, OH Census

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Kathy Rinke. Additional transcriptions still needed)

Harrison Twp, Division no. 119

Page 447B; 5 Dec 1850

1858/1861 Elisha COMBS, 33 m farmer, VA
Susannah, 28 f OH
Francis M., 4 m OH

Next page
James M., 2 m OH
William C., 1 m OH

KR Note: Elisha COMBS m 15 Dec 1844, Perry Co, OH, Susan OWENS (See also 1836 Perry Co, OH will of Stephen OWENS. Was Susannah his daughter?). Elisha COMBS died June 18, 1854 and is buried along with two children; Amanda J. and Stephen M. in Allen Co, OH - Ridge Cemetery. See also 1936 Putnam Co OH DC of Francis Marion COMBS, b Sep 1845, Perry Co, OH, s/o Elisha COMBS, b VA, and Unknown, b OH) James M. COMBS middle name was Milton and he frequently went by that name. James married (name unknown) and had at least one child: Melvin COMBS born Febraury 1871. James Milton COMBS died on September 7, 1927 in Lima Hospital, Allen County, Ohio.

Page 448B; 6 Dec 1850

1868/1871 John COMBS, 26, male farmer OH
Martha, 26 f OH

KR Note: See marriage of John COMBS and Martha Pherson 1849

1870/1873 Sarah COMBS, 53 f real estate $500, VA
Isaiah, 29 m farmer, VA
Matthew, 28 m cooper, VA
Harriet (twin), 18 f VA
Helen (twin), 18 f VA

KR Notes: The above Sarah is the wife of William COMBS who died in 1840. Elisha, George, John, William, Mariah, & Mahala (possibly same person as Harriet) were also children of William and Sarah. A relative gave me this information from the The New World Book of Combs (I know these books aren't that reliable) Property was settled for William in Illinois (#6855), Indiana (#B5802) and Ohio(#1390).
KR: Seeking key to numbered items and Perry Co, OH cemetery transcriptions.

KR Note: Matthew COMBS married Margaret STONEBURNER on March 6, 1853 in Muskegum County, OH. They moved to Putnam County, Ohio in ? and are buried there. See Putnam County Records for Census, Cemetery Transcriptions and Death Certificates. In Matthew Combs death certificate it states that he was born in OH. His children's death certificates also show their father Matthew as being born in OH. I believe that the 1850 Perry county Census that shows Matthew and his siblings being born in VA is wrong. Probably all of the children listed with Sarah Combs were born in Ohio.

Also Note: Isaiah Coomes in 1887 Directory Of Jasper County, Iowa: Mound Prairie Township, that also states POB is Licking Co, Ohio. Could this be him?


29 Nov 1851 (Perry Co OH Wills) James COMBS, dated 11-4-1851 proved 11-29-1851. Wife, Mary. Children: Lewis, George, Levi, John, Thomas, Wm. Henry, Charles, Rebecca, Elenora and Christena Catherine. Executors: Lewis and George Combs. Witnesses: Daniel BAKER and Hugh LOVE. (Gateway to the WEST Volume 2, Compiled by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., p. 359)

See short biography below for Wm. Henry

Corrected: Previously mistranscribed with the date of 2 Mar 1825 and wife's name as Anne Catherine.


24 Mar 1852 General index to judgments in Common Pleas Court

Page 95
Elisha COMBS Admin vs. Sarah COMBS, Isaiah COMBS, Matthew COMBS, John COMBS, Hellen COMBS, Harriett COMBS
Sale of Property


--/--/1852 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Wilson m. Susan GUY


26 Jun 1856 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Susanna m. Gabrielle R. HEIBBELL

KR Notes: Susannah was the widow of Elisha COMBS who died 18 Jun 1854. Correct name for her 2nd husband is Gabriel Reeder HUBBELL. Susannah married for a third time to W. M. HUBBARD on 12 Jan 1865 and she and her third husband are buried in Putnam Co OH


1860 Perry Co OH Marriage Book Index

COMBS, Rebecca , John L. BROWN - book 4, page 107


Perry Co OH Marriage Records

19 Jun 1862 COMBS, James m. Eliza STULTZ

13 Oct 1864 COMBS, John m. Jennie R. WITHEROW

17 Sep 1868 COMBS, June m. George W. WEYNAR

KR Notes: Marriage Book Index list this as Jane COMBS m George W. WAGNER book 5, page 53

14 Oct 1869 COMBS, Ella m. B.B. WOODWARD


1870 Perry Co OH Census

Reading Twp

Page 32

1108/1113 COMBS, Mary 65 F W Keeping House PE $400 MD
William 25 M W Farmer, RE $4000, PE $500 OH
Catharine 24 F W Helping Brother OH

Enumerated 21 June by R. W. McMahon, , Sheet 188B


24 Feb 1870 Perry Co OH Birth Record. COMBS, Margaret-Elizabeth , b. Feb. 24, 1870 to Wilson COMBS and Susan GUY


25 Nov 1871 Perry Co OH Birth Record COMBS, Mary E. b. Nov 25, 1871 to Daniel M. COMBS and Ellen BRAKIU


11 Oct 1873 Perry Co OH Birth Record COMBS, Jesse Maude, b. Oct 11, 1873 to Geo. W. COMBS and Martie BELLENBAUGH


27 Feb 1876 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Catherine F. m. Emanuel HELSER


Perry Co OH Birth Records

8 Aug 1879 COMBS, Susie Rebecca, born August 8, 1879 to James L. COMBS and Annie MOORE in Harrison Twp.

26 Nov 1879 COMBS, Amanda, born November 26, 1879 to John G. COMBS and Catharine STONTS in Harrison Twp.


1880 Perry Co, OH Census

Harrison Twp

ed 206 p.3

W, Wm. Pren 64
Mildred 62
Susannah 28
COMBS, Henry 39 Ohio

Reading Twp

371/371 COMBS, Lewis, WM 53, Farmer, OH, PA, OH
Melvina WF 48 Wife OH PA OH
Laura WF 20 Dau OH PA OH
CLARK, William WM age 17 adopted Son OH PA OH
WAGNER, Lewis WM age 10 grandson OH PA OH
??YTON, Mary WF age 67 Mother-in-Law OH PA OH

KR Note: Birth locations are as on census, some seem to be wrong)

372/372 COMBS, John WF age 40 Laborer OH NJ PA
Jennie WF age 39 Wife OH ? ?
Lucy WF age 15 Dau OH PA ?
Otto WM age 11 Son OH OH OH
Frank WM age 10 Son OH MD MD
Mabb WF age 8 Dau OH MD MD
Charles WM age 6 Son OH PA PA
COMBS, Mary WF age 69 wid. Keeping House OH PA PA
William WM age 35 Farmer OH PA PA
Catharine WF age 26 Dau at home OH PA PA

KR Note: birthplaces per census even though some seem to be wrong)

Harrison Twp

29/31 COOMBS, Wilson WM age 52 mrd Farmer OH VA OH
Susan WF age 46 Wife mrd OH OH OH
Wm. WM age 28 Son s Potter OH OH OH
Theodore WM age 21 Son s Potter OH OH OH
Matthew WM age 19 Son s Farm Hand OH,OH OH
George WM age 13 (?) Son s Farm Hand OH OH OH
Charles WM age 12 Son s OH OH OH
Margaret WF age 10 Dau s OH OH OH
Emma WF age 17 Dau s at home OH OH OH
(I)da WF age 8? Dau s OH OH OH
Etta WF age 6 Dau s OH OH OH
Harry WM age 2 Son s OH OH OH

KR Notes: Matthew died in 1898 and Emma died in 1890, both are buried with parents in Roseville Cemetery #42 in Muskingum County, Ohio. I believe that the Harry buried there is also from this family.

33/35 COOMBS, Ja ?(P) WM age 25? mrd Farmhand OH OH OH
Harriet WF age 25? wife mrd Keeping House OH MD,VA
Susan WF age 9/12 Aug Dau OH OH OH

35/37 COOMBS, John ?(G) WM age 26 Farmhand OH OH OH
Catharine WF age 22 Wife mrd Farmhand OH,OH OH
Joseph WM age 2 Son OH OH OH
Amanda WF age 6/12 Sept Dau OH OH OH


3 Sep 1880 Perry Co OH Marriage Records. COMBS, Laura E. m. Thomas A. STOLTZ


1886 Perry Co OH Marriage Book Index - COMBS, Mollie m. Laff VANATTA, book 7, page 89


29 Apr 1890 Perry Co OH Birth Records. COMBS, Zolora G., born April 29, 1890 to Lewis COMBS and
Mosouri E. FABLER in Reading Twp.


5 Nov 1892 Perry Co OH Birth Record. COMBS, Gr.... F., born on November 5, 1892 to W. D. COMBS and Cora CONAWAY in Clayton.


18 Oct 1893 Perry Co OH Marriage Record. COMBS, Ida Guy m. Charles Sherman SWINGLE

KR notes: This marriage is in the Perry Co marriage books, but IGI record says Muskingum County, OH


1895 Perry Co OH Marriage Book Index

COMBS, Etta M m Orla S. MOORE, book 8, page 228
COMBS, Bertha m Wm. LEHMAN, book 8, page 300


22 Nov 1899 Perry Co OH Birth Record. COMBS, born Nov 22, 1899 in Reading Twp., to John M. COMBS and Ella FABLER (no given name listed in record)

1 Jan 1899 Perry Co OH Birth Record. COMBS, Cora born January 1, 1899 in Harrison Twp. to William COMBS and Cora CONAWAY


1900 Perry County Census

Harrison Twp

Enumerated 6 June by Joseph O. Gery, Sup. Dist. 10, Enum. Dist. 60, Sheet 5B, Page 63B

94/97 COMBS, William H WM Aug 1857 42 mrd 17 yrs b. OH OH OH farmer own farm free
Laura wife WF Nov 1854 45 3 chld. 3 living OH OH __
Clark G. Son WM Mar 1884 16 OH at school
Earl W. Son WM Aug 1886 13 OH at school
Florence L Dau WF Feb 1888 12 OH at school

KR Notes: William and Laura are buried in Roseville Cemetery #42 in Muskingum County, OH. Also there is their son Clark Guy and his wife Hazel MAUK.

Enumerated 7 June, Sheet 6A, Page 64A

99/102 COMBS, Wilson head WM Mar 1828 72 mrd 48 yrs OH OH OH farmer own farm free
Susan wife WF sept 1834 65 13 chld. 9 living OH OH OH
Maggie Dau WF Feb 1872 28 s OH
Alan (?) Son WM Aug 1878 21 s OH Farm Laborer
EVELAND, Wortford border WM May 1887 13 s OH Farm Laborer

KR Notes: Wilson and Susan are buried in Roseville Cemetery #42 in Muskingum County, Ohio. Susan died in 1917 and Wilson died in 1922.

103/107 COMBS, John head WM Apr 1853 47 mrd 25 years OH OH OH farmer own farm free
Catherine wife WF Feb 1858 42 9 chld. 7 chld. living OH OH OH
Amanda Dau WF Nov 1879 20 s OH
Sadie Dau WF Nov 1882 17 OH at school
Clara Dau WF July 1884 15 OH at school
Ottie Dau WF Oct 1886 13 OH at school
Mary Dau WF Dec 1889 10 OH at school
Carl Son WM Aug 1892 7 OH at school
Edith Dau WF Dec 1896 3 OH

KR Notes: John and Catherine are buried in Roseville Cemetery #42 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

105/109 COMBS, George H WM Sept 1865 34 mrd 13yrs OH OH OH farmer own farm mortgage
Sarah wife WF May 1861 39 6 chld. 5 living OH OH OH
Lillian Dau WF Dec 1887 12 OH at school
Frederick Son WM July 1889 10 OH at school
Homer (?) Son WM Apr 1891 9 OH
David Son WM Oct 1895 4 OH
Uliratte (?) Dau WF Mar 1900 2/12 OH

KR Notes: George and Sarah are buried in Roseville Cemetery #42, in Muskingum Co., OH. also buried with them is another wife of George, Lizzie WILLIAMS and his son Fred and wife Lula.

Enumerated 7 June, Sheet 6B, Page 64B

111/115 COMBS, Theodore H WM Aug 1859 40 mrd 15 yrs OH OH OH farmer own farm free
Margaret wife WF Aug 1859 40 2 chld. 2 living OH OH OH
Guy Son WM Feb 1886 14 OH at school
Frank Son WM May 1892 8 OH at school

KR Notes: Theodore and Margaret are buried in Roseville Cemetery #42 in Muskingum County, Ohio. Their son Frank and his wife Hazel are also buried there.

112/116 COMBS, Luther head WM Feb 1855 45 mrd 25 years OH OH OH farmer own farm free
Anna wife WF Sept 1854 45 5 chld. 3 living OH OH OH
Clara Dau WF June 1894 5 OH

KR Notes: Luther and Anna are buried in Roseville Cemetery #42 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

Harrison Twp, Crooksville, Brown St

Enumerated 1 June by Charles H. Deaver, Sup. Dist. 10, Enum. Dist. 61, sheet 1A, page 69A

4/4 COMBS, Lucy K.(or H.) H WF Mar 1871 29 wid. 0 chld. OH OH OH own home free

Enumerated 23 June by Charles H. Deaver, Sup. Dist. 10, Enum. Dist 61, Sheet 20B, Page 88B

415/420 COMBS, William H WF Aug 1867 38 mrd 12 yrs WV VA WV coal miner own home free
Cora wife WF May 1868 32 5 chld. 5 living OH OH OH
Ethel Dau WF Jan 1889, 11 b. OH at school
Curtis Son WM Aug 1890 8 OH
Grover Son WM Nov 1892 7 OH
Gracie Dau WF Oct 1894 5 OH
May Dau WF Jun 1899 1 OH

Reading Township

Enumerated 27 June by Daniel C. Ream, Sup. Dist. 10, Enum. Dist. 72, sheet 10B, Page 242B

222/223 COMBS, Eliza J. H WF May 1832 68 wid. 8 chld. 4 living OH MD VA Farmer Own Farm Free
John M. Son WM Oct 1862 37 mrd 12 years OH OH Oh farm laborer
(illegible) E. dau-in-Law WF Mar 1865 3 chld. 3 living OH OH OH
Gale L grand-son WM Apr 1890 10 OH at school
Florence grand-dau WF June 1891 8 OH
Jennie F grand-dau WF No 1899 6/12 OH
Orlie J Son WM July 1870 29 s Oh Farm Laborer


3 Mar 1900 Perry CO OH Birth Record. COMBS, Miretto born in Harrison Twp. to Geo COMBS and Sarah KING


From Barton County Mo. GENWEB:
Barton County, Missouri Biographies-Thomas H. COMBS

History Of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade And Barton Counties, Missouri, 1889. Published by Goodspeed. Pages 872, 873

Thomas H. Combs is a native of Perry County, Ohio, where he was born on the 6th of May, 1839, his parents being James and Mary A. (STOKER) Combs, the former a native of Maryland, and the latter of Pennsylvania. The grandfather, John Combs, came from England, and was one of the early settlers of Hagerstown, Md. In the early history of the State he moved to Perry County, Ohio. Grandfather Stoker was a German, who first settled in Pennsylvania after coming to America, and late moved to Fairfield County, Ohio. The parents of our subject spent the most of their lives in Perry County, Ohio, and the father was an extensive farmer. He was a drummer in the Black Hawk War, and his drum is still in possession of the family. He was a Whig in politics, then a Republican, and for many years of his life was a member of the regular Baptist Church. He died at the age of fifty-seven years. His wife was a Methodist, and died when seventy-four years old. Thomas H. Combs is the fifth of their nine children, and attended the common schools in his youth. When his father died he left his property to his two eldest sons, with the understanding that they should educate and support the younger children and their mother, but the boys forgot their promise, and at the early age of thirteen years, Thomas H. began earning his own living, working on a farm. In 1858 he emigrated to Knox County, Mo., and the following year to Sangamon County, Ill. He then returned to Ohio, and October 11, 1861, enlisted in Company D, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, U. S. A., and served a little over three years, and rose from a private to captain of his company. He was soon after transferred to Company H of the same regiment, and took part in the battles of Winchester, Port [sic] Republic and Fort Wagner. In the last named battle a charge was made after night, and all the officers of his regiment were either killed or wounded. He, as second sergeant, ordered his regiment across the ditch onto the fort, and he and another man, in the dead of night, carried the wounded of the regiment to a place of safety. In recognition of his meritorious conduct he was commissioned captain. After this he was in the battle of Deep Bottom, Va., and many minor engagements. Early in the service, while unloading goods, he injured himself for life. After receiving his discharge in Virginia he returned home, and was married, on the 28th of February, 1865, to Miss Hattie N. SHAW, who was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, and by her became the father of these children: Tonah A., Dora B., Orpha O., Orrin P., Mary A. and Elmer C. Mr. and Mrs. Combs are members of the Methodist Church, and in his political views he is a Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In 1865 he moved from his native State to Shelby County, Ill., from there to Kansas in 1867, and to Barton County, Mo., in 1869. Although he received very poor educational advantages, he has taken great interest in education his children, two of whom are successful teachers.

This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Kay Griffin Snow

Submitted by Linda Berney


28 Aug 1901/02 Perry Co OH Birth Record. COMBS, born August 28, 1901/02 in Croooksville to William COOMBS and Cora CONAWAY (can't make out given name or birth year)


COMBS CEMETERY

Perry Co OH Cemetery Records Vol. 7, provided by Combs Researcher Kathy Rinke, includes all graves enumerated, apparently a small family cemetery.

Reading Twp

Located SW 1/4, Section 27, T 16, on John F. GOODIN farm (present day). The farm is about 1/2 mile N on US St. Rt. 22 on Co. Rd. 26 (Rush Creek Rd.) on hill top. The fence is partially down, plot covered with briar bushes, ground is eroded with groundhog tunnels and is also occassionally trampled by cows. The gravestones are mostly lying on the ground. Cemetery copied by Charles E. Buckley on 25 January 1986.

BROWN, Relta, d/o I. D. (or T. D.) & A. BROWN, d. 15 April 1869, aged 2m 16d.

BRISON, William A. s/o James & Mary BRISON, d. 30 September 1831, aged 3w 2d.

COMBS, John Sr., d. 30 August 1845, aged 75y 3m 3d.

COMBS, Charles, s/o J. & Mary Ann, d. 6 May 1852, aged 4y 10m 17d.

COMBS, Ealinor, w/o John, d. 30 June 1831, aged 63y 9m.

COMBS, James, d. 8 November 1851, aged 57y 3m 20d. "Father".

COMBS, -----, w/o James (unreadable as stone had fallen from base and was very large, too heavy to move).

COMBS, Nu---- (?), d/o John & Ealinor, d. 17 October 1833, aged 1d.

COMBS, B----- (?), (very small sandstone).

GUYTON, Henry, 1807-1873.

GUYTON, Mary A., 1812-1896.

GUYTON, Benjamin, s/o D. (?) and M. A., d. 1 May 1834, aged 63y --m --d. (Can't read months & days.)

McCLELLAND, E. (Esq.) Charles, s/o ----- & R. BROWN, d. 26 December 1868 (? not sure if this is a six in the year.)

WILSON, Rebecca, d/o John & Eleanor COMBS, d. 22 March 1827, aged 31y 0m 18d.


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