Last updated
You are Our Visitor.
Please Email Additions/Corrections to Webmaster

Allen County was established in 1820 from Shelby and unattached territory. In 1848, Auglaise Co, OH was established from Allen, Darke, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert.

1835-6 Original Land Entries of Allen Co. OH

Range 8 East Twp 2 South (Auglaize Twp)
Page 107

Section 19 COMBS, Job (of) Highland Co, O NW1/4 153.56 17 0ct, 1835
Section 29 COMBS, Job (of) Putnam Co., O W1/2 NW1/4 23 Feb, 1836
Section 30 COMBS, Job (of) Putnam Co, OH E1/2 NE1/4 23 Feb, 1836

(Combs Researcher Doug Combs)

COMBS, Job (of Highland Co, OH) Y N Ohio 4730 Y March 15, 1837 Lima 1 NW 19/ 2 S 8 E N 1st Principal 156.56 Allen OH 0690_.175

COMBS, Job (of Putnam Co, OH) Y N Ohio 5901 Y March 16, 1837 Lima 1 E1/2NE 30/ 2 S 8 E N 1st Principal 80 Allen OH 0710_.340

COMBS, Job (of Putnam Co, OH) Y N Ohio 5902 Y March 16, 1837 Lima 1 W1/2NW 29/ 2 S 8 E N 1st Principal 80 Allen OH0719_.342 (Combs BLM Land of Ohio)

Note: This land was in Putnam Co, OH until 1848 when Allen gained a substantial portion of southern Putnam County's area. See Job Combs on the 1830 Highland Co, OH Census, then the 1840 Putnam Co, OH census. Job's neighbors in Sections 19, 29 and 30 (all adjacent) were: BLACK, Jonathan; MARSHALL, James H; MARSHALL, John; MAYBERRY, Mathew K; TIPTON, Luke; WAMSLEY, John; CLOSE, Michael; DUTTON, Jotham; DUTTON, Pliny; ROCKHOLD, Nathaniel; SCHIFFERLI, John; SHANK, Henry; TEMPLETON, Elias; THARP, Colin; ZIMMERMAN, Christain; BURNS, David; CLOSE, John; CLOSE, Michael; CLOSE, Peter; CLOSE, William; OAKS, George; SOLOMON, Paul; TEMPLETON, Robert H; TIPTON, Thomas; ZOOKE, Daniel.

1840 Allen Co, OH Census Index

Duchonquet Twp

p. 102
Anthony COOMBE

1850 Allen Co, OH Census

Richland Twp

p. 357b 19 Sep 1850

1757/1757 Castile Grant 38 M Farmer 800 OH
Martha 36 F OH
Susannah 10 F OH
John R. 8 M OH sch
Jane 5 F OH
Alonzo 3 M OH
Sarah 1 F OH

Note: Martha Combs (d/o Job & Jane McCONNELL Combs) married Castile Grant 16 Mar 1839 Putnam Co, OH. See IMAGE

Monroe Twp

p. 376a

2013/2013 William G. COMBS 34 M Sawyer* 1600 OH
Susan 31 F PA
Jane 8 F OH sch
Isabella 5 F OH sch
Joseph 4 M OH
Nancy 1 F OH
Jonathan DANIELS 24 M Sawyer* 110 OH

*Note: Allen Co, OHGenWeb transcribes as Lawyer, See IMAGE, The “L”abourer for Job Combs in next HH is not the same as the “S”awyer for William G. Combs and Jonathan Daniels, however does look like “S”hoemaker for George A Mummer in previos HH.

2014/2014 Job COMBS 65 M Labourer VA
Jane " 67 F SC
Rebecca " 26 F OH

2015/2015 Alexander FULLERTON 37 M Landlord OH
Catherine " 26 F OH

p. 376b (con't)

2015/2015 John FULLERTON 15 M OH
Leonard 8 M OH
James 7 M OH
Isaac 3 M OH

2016/2016 James A. COMBS 31 M Merchant OH
Elvira I. 29 F OH
Brusella 7 F OH
James A. 4 M OH
Job 2 M OH
James L. REED 30 M Physician 100 OH

DC Notes: Job COMBS, age 65, appears to have been the same who d 1 Mar 1853, and is buried in Rockport Cemetery, Monroe Twp (which lies on the edge of the Allen-Putnam Co. border). William G. COMBS' first wife I have listed as Susan BALDWIN (noted above in the 1850 Census). In my earlier research I didn't confirm that information, so I have to somehow find out how I got that information in the first place. Susan apparently d by 1860 when William G. is listed w/children only in the 1860 Goshen Twp, Auglaize Co, OH Census.

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Doug Combs)

May 1851 Lima Democratic News, Lima, Perry Co, OH. Married By R.M.BADEAU, John COMBS to Eleanor JAMESON

(Combs Researcher Kathy Rinke)

Allen Co, OH Cemeteries

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Jeannette Combs Lehman from "Cemetery Records from the Periodical, "Ohio The Cross Road of Our Nation: Vol 5, #1, p.14: Soldiers, War of 1812, buried in Allen Co, OH)

Monroe Twp

Rockport Cemetery

1 Mar 1853 Job Combs or COOMBS. Died Mar 1, 1853 @ 66-11-2. Buried in old part of Rockport Cemetery, Monroe Twp Location 12 miles east of Lima on Rockport Road.

Note: Estate records still needed.

WALTZ, David 16 Aug 1835 - 16 Feb 1909 son of David Waltz & Sarah Combs

Ridge Cemetery, Auglaize Twp, Corner of Lawrence & Clum Road

(Transcribed by Kathy Caswell Rinke)

Row 9

Stephen M. COMBS s/o E & S A d 5/4/1855 2y
Amannda J. COMBS d/o E & S A d 2/11/1853 1y6m
Elisha COMBS d 6/18/1854 37y9m15d

KR Notes: Elisha COMBS m 15 Dec 1844, Perry Co, OH, Susan OWENS (aka Susannah), and their family is on the 1850 Perry Co, OH Census. Following Elisha's death, Susan m (2) 26 Jun 1856, Perry Co, OH, Gabriel Reeder HUBBELL; and (3) 1 Jan 1865, W. M. HUBBARD. From "History of the Hubbell Family" by Walter, Hubbell, 1915:

"Three children born to this union
George Washington Hubbell Born May 26, 1857 Died Jan 4, 1861
Aaron De Witt Hubbell, born Jan 20, 1859 Died January 19, 1861
Bartlett Adolphus Hubbell, born May 5, 1861 died unknow - lived to adulthood and had a family.

Third Husband:
married on January 1, 1865
One Child was born from this union
Sherman Hubbard, born abt. 1865 died in 1943

The Lima News
Lima, Ohio,
November 8, 1925


Rockport Presbyterian Body Organized Seventy-five Years Ago


Program to Call up Facts of Congregation's Growth

ROCKPORT, Nov. 7 -- (Special) -- The seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Rockport Presbyterian church will be observed Sunday and Monday at the church, nine miles northeast of Lima. Former members of the church, which include prominent residents of Lima and people in virtually every part of the county, will be present at the services. It will be a union service of Bluffton and Rockport congregations. The Rev. J Norman King, former Lima minister, will deliver the sermon at the morning services. His subject will be "Past and Present Privileges."


On Monday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Edward Layport, D. D. of Columbus Grove, former pastor of the church, will deliver an address on "Rockport Forty Years Ago." Rev. Layport served as pastor of the church from 1879 to 1881.

Rev. Todd, of Fremont, pastor of the church 20 years ago, will talk on "Rockport Twenty Years Ago." A history of the Rockport church will be given by Miss Eunice Trumbo of Columbus after which the Rev. M. E. Todd, of Rockford, O., will talk on "The Future of the Rural church."

At the meeting in September of the Maumee Prebytery 1850, the Rev. W. E. Brice and the Rev. R. M. Badeau were appointed meet the Presbyterian people in and around Rockport and to assist in the organization of a congregation. Until that time adherents of that faith had worshiped in the Taro Church in Columbus Grove file miles away. A meeting was arranged for Nov. 9, 1850 and following an address by the Rev. Brice, the church was formally occupied.


At the outset services were conducted in a frame structure similar to other rural churches in those days. As the congregation grew, it was decided to construct a more modern edifcace and today the community boasts of one of the most modern rural churches in northwestern Ohio.

The charter members of the church included Job Combs, Jane Combs, William G. Combs, Susan Combs, J. Alfred Combs, Eliza Combs, Rebecca Combs, William Combs, Susanna Crane, Samuel Van Swaringen, Nancy Swaringen, Stephen Cook, Amanda Cook, Martha Grant, Rachael Fleming, and Hannah Van Meter.

The roll of ministers: R. M. Badeau, W. K. Brice, C. R. Van Emmen, J. B. Strain, David Kingery, Francis Synn, W. J. Gerlack, L. C. Kline, A. J. Clarck, A. C. Derr, W. S. Acomb, John Todd, W. S. Morrow, R. C. Townsend, M. E. Todd and J. Norman King.

Abstracted by Jennifer Wilhelmi

Analysis of Combs &c. mentioned in the arictle from The Lima News Article - Rockport Presbyterian Church

Job COMBS and Jane COMBS, (Job & Jane COMBS per 1850 Allen Co, OH Census; Job born in Virginia, parents unknown), Jane COMBS neè McCONNELL born in SC to Rebecca GARRETT McCONNELL, maiden name unknown; William G. COMBS and Susan BALDWIN COMBS, William is s/o Job & Jane COMBS; J. Alfred COMBS and Eliza UNK COMBS (James A. per the 1850 Allen Co, OH, s/o Job & Jane COMBS, Eliza listed as Elvira I. in the 1850 Allen Co, Census); Rebecca COMBS, (d/o Job & Jane COMBS); Martha COMBS GRANT (d/o Job & Jane COMBS, married Castile GRANT 16 May 1839 Putnam Co, OH). William COMBS, unknown.

By Jennifer Wilhelmi

  1. Can William Combs from the article be associated with any of these other Combs?
  2. What assosication, if any, do the other founding members have to the Combs family/families?
    • Susanna Crane
    • Samuel Van Swaringen, Nancy Swaringen (husband and wife?)
    • Stephen Cook, Amanda Cook (husband and wife?)
    • Rachael Fleming
    • Hannah Van Meter
  3. Could the identified COMBS or the unidentified William COMBS be linked to the following Combs also in the area at that time?

Other Combs families in the area at that time

  1. Elisha and Susan Owens Combs - per Allen Co, OH notes
    • Elisha died 6/18/1854 aged 37
    • Is he a sibling to any of the following?
  2. Joseph Combs (Jr. b 1794) - per Shelby, Mercer, and Auglaize Co, OH notes
    • son of Joseph Combs I. (and Elliner) d. 1827 in Holmes Co, OH
    • Moved to Auglaize Co, OH and died by 1853
    • father of Hamilton Combs b 1837, Auglaize Co.
    • father of dau's Elizabeth (Hutson) and Margaret (Hutson)
    • 1840 Mercer Co., Census
  3. Joel R. Combs - per Shelby Co, OH notes
    • 1854 mar Rachel B. Hunt
  4. Joseph Combs (b. 1815) - per Montgomery and Shelby Co, OH Notes
    • son of Micaga/Micajah Combs
    • In Montgomery Co, OH in 1850
    • Age 47 per 1860 census with wife Elizabeth
    • Son William(24) mar. Christina Sweigart(23) in 1860
    • not William listed in the article as was only 14 in 1850
    • Other children Sarah(17), Nancy(14), and Martha(8 mo)
    • Possible daughter Mary Combs mar. Jacob Method 16 Jul 1854
  5. Misc. Per Darke Co. notes (from with Auglaize was created)
    • 1846 Elliner Combs mar Caleb EDWARDS
    • 1846 Elizabeth N. Combs mar. Creed T. BANKS
    • 1849 Aaron Combs died
    • 1850 Josepehn Combs mar. Joseph TAYLOR
    • 1850 David Combs died.
  6. John (Sr) Combs - per Darke Co. notes
    • On 1850 Census listed as age 49 from MD
    • Wife Barbary aged 50 of VA
    • son William T.(29), John(Jr)(21), Noah C.(15), Francis F(13)
    • this William is old enough to be the one listed in the article
  7. John Combs (20) - per Darke Co. notes
    • listed in household of Mannassa Creeger/Cruger
    • same as John (Jr), son of John (Sr) above?
  8. John Combs per Allen Co, OH notes
    • mar Eleanor JAMESON by R. M. Badeau (same reverend as listed in the article for the Rockport Presb. Church
  9. Anthony Coombs - per Auglaize Co. notes
    • 1840 census

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