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Ohio County was established in 1776 from Augusta Co VA

1850 Ohio Co, VA Census

p. 64

903/939 Roy Combs 24 m Glass Blower VA
Mary E. 20 f PA or VA
Ugine 2 m VA
Benjamin H. 10/12 m VA

p. 72

1024/1061 William Combs 26 m Glass Cutter VA
Christianna 24 f PA
William H. 4 m VA
Catherine 2 f VA
Mary F. 6/12 f VA
James JACKSON 40 m Clerk PA
James COOK
23 m Glass Blower VA
Joseph Combs 18 m Laborer VA

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Daryl Combs, Nov 1996 from microfilm copy)

1870 Ohio Co, WV Census

Transcribed by SHG, from images found at FamilySearch

Wheeling South


p. 38; 13 Jun 1870

305/298 Combs, William 24 MW Works Glass Hs. VA
______, Caroline 20 FW Keeps House VA
______, William 1 MW WV

Tradelphia Twp


p. 47; 7 Aug 1870

336/332 Combs Therton 40 MW Farm Lab. OH
______, Margaret 32 FW Keeps House PA
______, Rebecca 10 FW At Home PA
______, James 9 MW At Home PA
______, George 8 MW PA

First Ward, City of Wheeling


p. 20; 9 Jun 1870

163/159 Combs James 29 MW Works in Rolling Mill PA
______, Darah 27 FW Keeping House VA
______, James 2 MW WV

3rd Ward City Wheeling


p. 60; 2 Jul 1870

391/377 Combs Roy 46 MW Saloon 1900 400 VA
______, Mary E. 38 FW Keeps Hou VA
______, Benj 21 MW Wks Glass Hou VA
______, Anna M. 19 FW Seamtress VA
______, Sarah M. 17 FW Home VA
______, Ellen 15 FW at School VA
______, Harvey 12 MW at School VA
______, Edward 10 MW at School VA
______, Catharine 6 FW WV
______, Ida M. 3 FW WV

4th Ward City Wheeling


p. 23; 8 Jul 1870

169/166 Combs, Wm 44 MW Works Glas Hse VA
______, Sarah A. 44 FW Keeping Hse PA
______, Robert 18 MW Works Glas Hse VA
______, Solomon 15 MW VA
______, Lavena 13 FW At School VA
______, Emma 12 FW At School VA
______, Joseph 10 MW At School VA
______, Amelia 6 FW WV
______, Wilbert 2 MW WV

Marriage Records

Samatha Combs to Foster C. RICE of St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., OH 7 Sept. 1862
Annie Maria Combs to Thomas Lashley of Wheeling 15 Aug 1870
Benjamin H. Combs to Maggie DARR of Wheeling 24 Aug 1871
Louisa Combs to Ralph WHITEHEAD of Wheeling 21 March 1875
Harvey Combs to Bridget CLARK of Wheeling 17 December 1879
Kittie V. Combs to Edward Joseph STEGER of Wheeling 18 Jun 1884

Note: Recently purchased a used book from a friend who was down-sizing his library. The book is simply a listing of the marriage records of a father and son who were Justices of the Peace in a small town in SW Washington County, PA. In the preface, the transcriber reports that since PA did not require a marriage license until the late 1880's (law passed 10/85), many WV couples traveled to PA to be married.

Naturally, I was curious to find out who the parents were of these Combs folks. From an examination of the 1850-1880 census for Ohio Co., [W]VA, it appears that at least three and possibly four of these folks are the children of a Roy COMBS b. 1824-1826 and his wife Mary E. b. abt. 1830

Benjamin H. Combs b. abt. November 1849 is in the household of Roy and Mary E. in 1850 (above) - 1870. Ann M. b. abt. 1851-1852 and Harvey b. abt. 1857 were in Roy's 1860 & (July) 1870 household. Roy was a glass blower b. in Virginia; he died before the census of 1880. There was also Catharine Combs b. abt. 1864 in Roy's 1870 household and with his widowed wife in 1880; Catharine might have been Kittie V. Jane McCann Walsh

Question: Who was Roy? Was he from Stafford County, VA?

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