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Doddridge County was created in 1845 from Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, and Lewis Counties. The county seat is West Union.


1880 Doddridge Co, WV Census

Grant District

ED 120

p. 32, 24 June 1880

280/289 Combs James, 62, w, m, married, Farmer VA VA VA
Susanah, 61, w, f, wife, married, Keeping House VA VA VA
Freaman B, 17, w, m, son, single VA VA VA
Gustavious, 9, w, m, grandson, single WVA VA PA
William W, 7, w, m, grandson, single WVA VA PA

SE Notes: James enumerated as being the head of the entire family for three households (#280, 281, 282). This family previously found in the 1870 Wood Co and the 1850 Taylor Co census. Son Mathew eventually died from the gunshot wound. He appears to be James Combs of Hampshire Co, Virginia, who married Susan CORBIN on 17 Oct 1838 (Hampshire Co marriage records)? See also Wood and Taylor County records. James A Combs died 16 Feb. 1902 in Pleasants Co, WV. James A is found living with his son James B in the 1900 Pleasants Co, WV census. His son James B Combs died 17 Feb. 1929 in Pleasants Co. where his death record states he was born 5 Sept. 1848 and that his parents were James Anison Combs and Susanna CORBIN.

281/290 CHANELER Susan, 29, w, f, daughter, married VA VA VA
James B, 6, w, m, grandson, single K? K? VA
George P, 4, w, m, grandson, single K? K? VA
John W, 2, w, m, grandson, single K? K? VA

282/291 Combs Mathew O, 26, w, m, married, [listed as shot under Health] VA VA VA
Rabecka, 19, w, f, daughter VA VA VA
James A, 9/12, Oct., w, m, grandson WV VA VA

Source for Census Records: Heritage Quest: Original image, 1880 West Virginia, Doddridge, Grant; Series: T9 Roll: 1401 Page: 356. Abstracted by HQ as Nathan O.


Death Records

1881, p. 35

#7 Combs, Matthew, white, male, date of death: 19 Dec 1881, place of death: Doddridge County, cause: pistol shot; age 28; Parents: Jas & Susan Combs, Born: Dod[dridge] Co; Occupation: Farmer; Marital Status: Consort; Informant: Jas Combs, Father

Source: Abs by Sue Elfving from original image of 1881 death register, Doddridge County, West Virginia, p. 35, West Virginia Archives;


Marriages

4 Feb 1885: Marriage License - Doddridge Co, West Va. Edward CHEUVRONT and Rebecca D. Combs
Edward Cheuvront, age 32, born in Doddridge Co, Virginia, resides in Doddridge Co, West Virginia
Rebecca D Combs, age 24, born in Doddridge Co, Virginia, resides in Doddridge Co, West Virginia
Married by R B Ward, Methodist Minister, West Union, 4 Feb. 1885.

(Source: Original image of marriage license, p. 368, West Virginia Archives digital marriage database, Abstracted by Sue Elfving)

Note: Rebecca, possibly the widow of Mathew O Combs.


15 Dec 1887: Marriage License - Doddridge Co, West Virginia. Israel B. SQUIRES and Miss Sarah Combs
Israel B SQUIRES, age 56, born Preston Co, Virginia, resides in Doddridge Co, West Virginia
Miss Sarah Combs, age 39, born Washington Co, Ohio, resides in Doddridge Co, West Virginia
Married 15 Dec. 1887 by James F Arnold, Minister of M P Church, at the home of wife's husband Israel B Squire

Source: Original image of marriage license, p. 234, West Virginia Archives digital marriage database, Abstracted by Sue Elfving)

Note: This Sarah Combs may be the same as Sarah, d/o James COMBS, s/o Robert of Monmouth Co, NJ, & second wife, Mary Ann FINLEY. See 1850 Washington Co, OH census, Wood Co, WV records, and the James Combs Family Archives, where she is referred to as Aunt Sarah Combs aka Aunt Sarah SQUIRES in family letters and diaries. Israel B Squires, age 67, son of Thos and Mary Squires, died 15 March 1898 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WVA (WVA archives digital death records). Sarah SQUIRES, age 51, widowed, is found in the 1900 Harrison Co, WVA census showing she was born in Ohio, her father born in NJ, and her mother born in PA.


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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