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Shelby County was established in 1819 from Miami Co, OH. Descendant Counties: 1820: Allen, Henry and Putnam; 1848: Auglaize.

Except where otherwise noted, marriage sources are Miami Valley Ohio Genealogical Index.


abt 1813 Bath Township (later Allen Co, OH) One Ezra COMBS taught school in Sec. 3, Bath Twp., about 1813." (Extracted by Combs Researcher Kathy Rinke from "OHIO The cross road of our nation - Records & Pioneer Families, January-March 1964    Vol. V   No. 1, Published by Esther Weygandt Powell, No Copyright, "SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812, BURIED IN ALLEN COUNTY, OHIO")

Ed. Note: Ezra COMBS, so far as is known, was not buried in Allen Co, OH, but part of an added annotation by the author re Job COMBS who was residing in Allen by 1835, and buried in Monroe Twp there.


1820-1840 Shelby Co, OH Census Index

No Combs.


1850 Shelby Co, OH Census

Not yet extracted


1854 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, Joel R. & HUNT, Rachel B.


16 Jul 1854 Shelby Co, OH Marriage Record Vol. 3, pg. 413....Mary COMBS to Jacob METHOD 7/16/1854 by J.P., W.W.SKILLEN (Combs Researcher Bob Combs) Index: 1854 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, Mary & METHOD, Jacob

Notes: Probably d/o Joseph & Elizabeth COMBS of Montgomery & Shelby Co, OH (See 1850 Montgomery census)


8 Dec 1857 Auglaize Co, OH Probate Court records. Estate File of Joseph COMBS, Deceased. Final estate papers filed in Probate court, included

  1. receipt for travel expenses of estate administrator "going to Newport in Shelby Co., Ohio to obtain judgement against Joseph COMBS on a note."
  2. statement of administrator listing uncollectable debts owed the estate of Joseph COMBS ... included named Macaga COMBS & Joseph COMBS owing $28.07 "good for nothing".

Notes: Joseph COMBS of Shelby Co, OH was b ca 1813, Franklin Twp, Fayette Co, PA, the s/o Micajah COMBS, b ca 1793, PA, presumed s/o Joseph COMBS I of Franklin and gs/o Andrew COMBS I of Tonoloways who d 1774, Loudoun Co, VA. Micajah and his son, Joseph, moved from Fayette Co, PA to Montgomery Co, OH between 1820 and 1830, but removed to Randolph Co, IN in 1837-1838. Both were on the 1840 Randolph Census and Micajah was also on the 1850, but Joseph was in Montgomery Co, OH that year. Joseph COMBS, deceased, was Joseph COMBS, Jr., s/o Joseph COMBS I of Franklin, and they removed from Fayette to Wayne Co, OH, and in 1827, Joseph I of Franklin d in Holmes Co, OH (descendant county of Wayne), following which, Joseph COMBS, Jr., b ca 1794, NJ [sic] removed to Auglaize Co, OH where he was deceased by 1853.


1860 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, William & SWEIGART, Christiann

Notes: s/o Joseph & Elizabeth COMBS of Montgomery & Shelby Cos, OH.


23 Feb 1860 Shelby Co, OH Marriage Record Vol. 4, pg.142....Margaret COMBS to John HALE 2/23/1860 by J.P., John HUTCHINSON (Combs Researcher Bob Combs) Index: 1860 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, Margaret HALE, John

Notes: Probably d/o Joseph & Elizabeth COMBS of Montgomery & Shelby Cos, OH per 1850 Montgomery census.


1860 OH Census - Shelby Co. OH

(Researcher John Blackford)

Cynthian Twp

Jos COMBS 47 M PA Farmer
Elizabeth 40 F OH
Sarah 17 F OH
Nancy 14 F OH
Martha 8/12 F OH
Wm COMBS 24 M OH Farmer
Christina [SWEIGART] 23 F OH

Notes: Joseph COMBS and family, including William, then age 14, are on the 1850 Montgomery Co, OH census.


23 Jun 1861 Shelby Co, OH Marriage Record Vol. 4, pg. 181....Sarah COMBS to Francis ERWIN 6/23/1861 by J.P., J.S.CHRISMAN (Combs Researcher Bob Combs) Index: 1861 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, Sarah & ERVIN, Francis


5 Jul 1863 Shelby Co, OH Marriage Record Vol. 4, pg.239.....Hannah COMBS to Jasper NOES 7/5/1863 by Minister, D. WHITMER (Combs Researcher Bob Combs) Index: 1863 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COOMBS, Hannah I. & NOE, Jasper


1865 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COOMBS, Rachel B. & COOMBS, Thomas B.


21 May 1868 Shelby Co. Death Record - died Alonzo COMBS aged 7 yrs. 5 mo. and 6 days (born Dec. 15, 1860) of 'Peritonitis' at Newport, OH...was a Shelby Co. resident [believed to be child of Wm. & Christina of 1860] (Combs Researcher Bob Combs)


11 Aug 1868 Shelby Co. OH Death Record (pg. 6, #164) - Recorded Oct. 14, 1868; died Jennie COMBS aged 14 months of Cholera at Newport, died Aug.11, [1868].[believed to be child of Wm. & Christina]


5 Sep 1868 Shelby Co. Death Record (pg. 6, #165) -Recorded Oct. 14, 1868; died Joseph COMBS aged 56 a farmer born in PA, died Sep. 5, 1868 of Dysentary..Deputy?.. (Combs Researcher Bob Combs)

BC Note: This is Joseph, first born son of Micajah COMBS, formerly of Randolph Co, IN; and of Montgomery Co., OH; and of Fayette Co., PA.


17 Oct 1868 Shelby Co, OH. Died: Thomas COOMBS who, according to War of 1812 Pension File, m (1) Margaret; and (2) 15 Jan 1825, Warren Co, OH, Isabel JEFFERSON who received Widow's Cert-32296. Isabel d 21 Feb 1885 Springfield, Clark Co, OH. Thomas' service was in Samuel BALDERBACK'S & Capt. James BIRCH'S Co's, NJ Mil. He also lived in Champaign & Miami Cos., OH, and his widow also lived Springfield Co, OH (Combs of War of 1812)


1870 Shelby Co, OH Census Index

(not checked yet)


6 Aug 1876 Shelby Co, OH Death Record ( ?#51) - Aug. 6, 1876 died Mary COMBS ( #141) Green Twp. aged 4 mo. 25 days of Inflamation of the brain. (Combs Researcher Bob Combs)


8 Mar 1877 Shelby Co, OH Marriage: Vania COMBS to Wm. C. SMITH Mar. 8, 1877 at Shelby Co., OH (Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs from LDS Microfiche) Per Index: 1877 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, Vania & SMITH, William C.


9 Oct 1879 Shelby Co, OH Marriage: Callie COMBS to David NISHWITZ (sic) Oct. 9, 1879 at Shelby Co., OH (Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs from LDS Microfiche) Per Index: 1879 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, Callie & NISHURTZ, David .


1880 Shelby Co, OH Census Index

Cynthian Twp

060B COMBS, William
070B COMBS, Elizabeth

Orange Twp.

187D COMBS, S.F.

Franklin Twp.

101D COOMBS, John L.

Perry Twp.

193C COOMBS, Thomas B.


14 Mar 1882 Shelby Co, OH Marriage: Margaret COMBS to Francis LALLMAND Mar 14, 1882 at Shelby Co., OH (Extracted by Combs Researcher Bob Combs from LDS Microfiche) Per Index: 1882 Shelby Co, OH Marriage COMBS, Margaret & LALLMAND, Francis


12 Apr 1911 Shelby Co. Cemetery Record- Pasco Cemetery at Sidney, OH; Civil War Veteran, Thomas B. COOMBS 120-A-4-S Jab; born 8/11/1825 Warren Co., OH; died 4/12/1911; buried 4/14/1911 Wesley Chapel Cemetery S.W. Sec. 16; Orange Twp. - Barringer

(Combs Researcher Bob Combs)


1917 National Archives, S.E. Region - WW I Draft Registration Card, Shelby Co., OH.....#71; Alonzo COMBS, age 22; address, 635 Oak St., Sidney, OH; D.O.B. June 17, 1894; natural-born-citizen at St. Marys, OH, USA; occupation: machinist at Sidney Tool Works; dependants: wife & one child; caucasian; previous military - corporal Co. K 2nd Reg. O.N.G. for 4 yrs. & 2 mo.; discharged at Camp Willis Oct. 17, 1916....Tall, slender, brown eyes, brown hair, not bald, no disabilities per registrar June 5, 1917.

(Combs Researcher Bob Combs who adds: This is/was my grandfather; missing since 1930)


Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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