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Roane County was established in 1853 from Jackson Kanawha and Gilmer Counties. There are no Combs in the 1850 or 1860 Kanawha Co., WV census.


Note: Except where otherwise noted, all of the following records were graciously provided by Researcher BETTIKESMC to Combs Researcher Matt Combs.


6 Oct 1866. (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: William E. Combs age 22 born Jackson Co. [ca 1844], residing Roane, son of William and Sally, to Nancy A. ROACH age 24 born Jackson Co., residing Roane, dau of William and Delilah.

Notes: This is William Edgar Combs who appears in 1860 Jackson Co, VA Census HH of William H. and Sarah Combs. William Edgar and wife, Nancy, appear in 1870 Jackson Co, VA Census.


3 Dec 1869 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: Prestley E. VINEYARD age 22, born Kanawha Co., residing Roane Co., son of William and Sally, married Julia A. Combs age 22, born Russell Co., Va., residing Roane Co.

(Roane County, WV marriage records)


1870 Roane Co, WV Census

Smithfiels Twp

Shamblings Mills

p. 3l; 25 Jul 1870

23/25 Combs Sarah 45 FW Keeping House -- 300 VA Feb
______, William 25 MW farmer VA Nov
______, John M. 19 MW VA Jan
______, Thomas H. MW 16 VA Mar
______, Angeline 13 FW VA Sep
______, Beverly F. 12 MW VA Apr
______, Mary E. 10 FW VA Feb
______, Rebecca A. FW 6 VA Aug
______, Fielding 2 MW KY Aug

Notes: Sarah was the widow of Cullen Combs, Sr., s/o William & Anna THOMPSON Combs, Jr. Their daughter, Mary E. Combs, was b 24 Feb 1860, New Gardens, Russell Co, VA (Vital Statistics), where the family also appears in the 1860 census. Between Russell and Roane, however, they are also found of record in Morgan Co, KY (where son, Fielding W., was born).


8 Feb 1872 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: William D. Combs age 25, born Russell Co., Va., residing Roane Co., son of Cullen and Sarah, married Mary J. TROUT age 18, born Craig Co, VA, residing Roane Co., dau of Samuel W. and Elizabeth.


27 July 1876 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: Beverly T. Combs age 28, born Russell Co, VA, residing Roane Co., and Mary E. NAYLOR age 16, born Kanawha Co., residing Roane Co.


14 Feb 1878 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: Floyd GODBY age 21 born Va., residing Roane Co., son of Linsy & T___, and E. A. Combs age 21 born Russell Co., Va., residing Roane Co., dau of Collis ? & Sarah.

Notes: Who is this? Could it be Angeline, b 1856/7? Cullen's daughter, Elizabeth m for the first time the following year:


9 Jan 1879 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: J. C. LOCKHART age 40 (widower) born Russell Co., Va., residing Roane Co., son of James, and Eliza Combs age 35 born Russell Co., VA., residing Roane Co., dau of Cullen.


17 March 1879 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: John W. TALLMAN age 21 born Roane Co., son of Samuel and Cinda, and R. A. Combs age 16 born Roane Co., dau of Cullen and Sarah.


14 Aug 1879 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: Thomas Combs age 25 born Russell Co., Va., residing Roane Co., and Lurena HELMICK age 22 born Roane Co.


1880 Roane Co, WV Census
(records partially extracted)

186/188 John M. Combs age 28 farmer VA
July A. age 24 wife VA
Daniel B. age 1 WV
Lucy J. SMITH age 18 hired girl VA VA CT

Note: Lucy married Rufus A. WEBB on 7 May 1881 Roane Co. MR

203/205 William D. Combs age 30 farmer VA
Mary J. age ?? wife VA
Francis age 7 son WV
Nonie age 3 dau WV
Lucy age ? dau WV


27 Apr 1883 (Roane County, West Virginia Death Records)

Died: Lewis F. Combs age 1 year 7 months, born Roane Co., parents. T. H. & L. Combs, reported by Thomas H. Combs, father - 27 April 1883.


17 Dec 1886 (Roane County, West Virginia Death Records)

Died: Grover G. Combs age 2 years, born Roane Co., son of Thomas H. & Lurana R. Combs, reported by Thomas H. Combs, father - 17 Dec 1886


27 Dec 1888 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: Fielden W. Combs age 21 born Morgan Co., Ky., residing Roane Co., and Lucy M. SNODGRASS age 19 born Craig Co., Va., residing Roane Co.


27 March 1890 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

John F. JONES age 24 born Roane Co., and Mary E. Combs age 26 born Russell Co., Va., residing Roane Co.


16 June 1892 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: Augustus A. Combs age 21 born Roane Co., and Mary O. HARPER age 16 born Roane Co.


9 Nov 1894 (Roane County, West Virginia Death Records)

Died: ______ (female) Combs age 6 months born Roane Co., dau of T. H. & L. Combs, reported by Luvena Combs, mother - 9 Nov 1894


18 Oct 1899 (Roane County, WV marriage records)

Married: Daniel Boon Combs age 20 born Roane Co., and Sarah Alice VINEYARD age 18 born Roane Co.


More Later Roane Co, WV Marriages
(Roane County, WV marriage records)

John H. ARNOTT age 23 born Roane Co., and Malissa F. Combs age 19 born Roane Co., married 25 Feb 1900

Married: Frank P. LOONEY age 27 born Roane Co., and Nona M. Combs age 26 born Roane Co., married 11 April 1905.

Married: J. M. Combs age 35 born Harrison Co., residing Barbour Co., and Mary Gay CGAPMAN age 28 born Doddridge Co., residing Roane Co., married 9 May 1906. [SW: CHAPMAN]

Married: Charley C. SIMMONS age 21 born Roane Co., and Lizzie N. Combs age 21 born Roane Co., married 20 Oct 1909.

Married: A. A. Combs age 40 residing Blundon, West Virginia, and E. M. MYLES (Mrs ?) residing Roane Co., married 29 Feb 1912.

Married: Coy NICHOLAS age 19 residing Roane Co., and Amelia Combs age 18 residing Roane Co., married 4 May 1913.

Married: John Lester Combs age 22 born Roane Co., and Susan Catherine ABBOTT age 16 born Roane Co., married 5 Sept 1915.

Married: Rex R. Combs age 21 born Roane Co., and Lena HOLLAND age 22 born Roane Co., married 2 April 1916.

Married: Lewis D. Combs age 25 born Roane Co., and Annis KINCAID age 22 born Roane Co., married 12 Aug 1916.

Married: Kenna W. MCCULTY age 26 born Roane Co., residing Cabell ?, and Ula Floe Combs age 22 born Roane Co., married 26 Oct 1916.

Married: John Bourd Combs age 24 born Roane Co., and Eva Kate HESS age 21 born Roane Co., married 13 June 1917.


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