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Washington County was formed as an original county in 1788, part of the Northwest Territory's Illinois County, Virginia (1778-1784). In 1797, Adams was est. from Hamilton and Washington; and Jefferson from Washington. In 1798, Ross was est. from Adams, Hamilton and Washington. In 1800, Fairfield was est. from Ross and Washington; and in 1801, Belmont from Jefferson and Washington. In 1805, Athens was est. from Washington; and in 1813, Monroe was est. from Belmont, Guernsey and Washington. In 1817-1819, Morgan Co was est. from Washington, Guernsey and Muskingum; and in 1818, Perry was est. from Fairfield, Washington and Muskingum. In 1851, Noble was est. from Guernsey, Monroe, Morgan and Washington.


1800 Washington Co, OH Census Index

Edward COMBS


20 Oct 1809 Washington Co, OH. Married: COMBS, A & NORMAL, Grandison

(Provided by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from Marriage CD'S)


6 Aug 1811 Washington Co, OH. Married: COMES, James & MILLER, P

(Provided by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from Marriage CD'S)


1810-1830 Washington Co, OH Census Index

No Combs


1840 Washington Co, OH Census Index

Adams Twp

p. 376
James COMBS


19 Oct 1845 Marietta, Washington Co, OH. Born: James D. COMBS (youngest s/o James and Mary FINLEY Combs, natives of Philadelphia, PA; m Wood Co, WV, 1865, Caroline SMITH, removed ca 1867 to Clarke Co, IA. (James Combs Family Archives) See also 1850 Washington Census which shows James was b ca 1794 in NJ (probably Monmouth Co), not PA. James has not yet been located on the 1830 census.


08 Oct 1848 Married: Harriet COMBS and Jonas STARLING (Combs Researcher Les Combs who adds: Harriet COMBS Starling was the d/o James and Caroline STORY Combs, James Combs Family Archives)


1850 Washington Co, OH Census

(Transcribed 1999 by Researcher Allen Richmond and provided to the Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group 10/1999)

Dist. 192

Adams Twp

p. 520; 13 Sep 1850 by R.M. Jennings

8/105/105. James COMBS, 56, M, Laborer, New Jersey.
Mary " , 45, F, PA
Lydia " , 16, F, Ohio, attended school within the year
Rachel " , 13, F, " , attended school within the year
William " , 7, M, " , attended school within the year
James " , 4, M, "
Sarah " , 2, F, " .

Notes: James COMBS, s/o Robert of Monmouth Co, NJ, & second wife, Mary Ann FINLEY, was probably born in Monmouth Co, NJ where three of James younger siblings were baptised at the Old Tennent Church. All of the above children are believed to have been from his second marriage (Combs Researcher Les Combs).

Adams Township

p. 529; 23 Sept 1850

9/169/173. John COMBS, 32, M, blacksmith, $500 RE, New Jersey.
Sophronia, 27, F, Ohio
Phebe J, 8, F, " , attended school within the year
Esquire, 7, M, ", attended school within the year
Marinda, 5, F, "
Amanda, 12, F, " , attended school within the year.

Notes: John COMBS was the s/o James by his first wife, Caroline STORY, and m 22 Apr 1841, Sophronia STARLING, per Combs Researcher Les Combs (Location? Source?) Who was “out of age order” Amanda COMBS?

Union Twp

p. 490; 30 31 Sep 1850

35/84/87. Wesley COMBS, 26, M, Farmer, New Jersey.
Mary " , 23, F, Ohio
Ford " , 1, M

Notes: Wesley COMBS was the s/o James COMBS by his first wife, Caroline STORY, and m Mary OLNEY per Combs Researcher Les Combs (Location? Source?), who lists one child, Ward [sic] COMBS).

D. No 159 Waterford Twp

p. 864; 25 Jul 1850 by Jas. McCadden

28/69/69. Wm. COMBS, 36, M, tailor, Virginia.
Elizaebth Combs, 26, F, Do
Mary Ann Combs, 7, F, Ohio, attended school within the year
Susan Combs, 5, F, Ohio, attended school within the year
Jane Combs, 3, F, Ohio
Emly Combs, 2, F, Ohio
Wm Combs, 1/12, M, Ohio
Elizabeth SIX, 18, F, Ohio

Notes: Not identified.


27 Aug 1865 Washington Co, OH County Court Records, Marriage book Vol. 4, Page 70, entry #227, August 27, 1865 a license to marry was granted to William COMBS to Eliza WOODWARD, and on the same day they were married by Rev. John D. RILEY, report filed Nov 23, 1865 and recorded by L.W. CHAMBERLAIN, Probate Judge (Frank Woodward Combs Letter, 1942)

Notes: William, s/o James & Mary Ann FINLEY Combs.


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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