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Hamilton County was established in 1790, along with Knox (later IN), and St. Clair (later IL) as original counties of the Northwest Territory. In 1792, Hamilton gained from Washington Co of the NW Territory and non-county area. In 1796, Wayne was est. from Knox, Hamilton and non-county area. In 1797, Adams Co was est. from Hamilton & Washington. In 1798, Ross Co was est. from Adams, Hamilton & Washington; Hamilton gained from Knox and Adams from Washington. In 1800, Clermont Co OH was est. from Hamilton, and in 1803, Montgomery Co from Hamilton and non-county area; Butler & Warren from Hamilton; and Greene from Hamilton, Ross and non-county area.

1828 (Hamilton Co Probate No. 136) Zur COMBS deceased. (Combs Researcher Judy Accord)

JA Notes: Zur COMBS s/o Job & Deborah UNKNOWN Combs, Sr.), b ca 1763, Frederick Co, VA m 3 Sep 1784, Shenandoah Co VA, Mary CREEK, resided in Greenbrier VA (WV) from 1790-1800, thence to Ross Co, OH by 1806, thence recorded in Highland Co, OH in 1808, from where he came to Hamilton Co OH between 1820 and 1828.

1830 Hamilton Co, OH Census Index

Cincinnati 1st Ward

p. ___
Margaret COOMBS

Cincinnati 5th Ward

p. 132

Anderson Twp

p. 148

p. 151
George COMB


p. 176
Joseph COMBS

Notes: Although the following is not a COMBS Record, it may be of importance due to Hammon/Hammond Families of Shenandoah Co VA & Wilkes Co NC:

06 Oct 1835 RW John HAMMON, NC Line, was b 29 Jan 1760 in Goochland Co VA, applied 6 Oct 1835 in Hamilton Co OH. His father died when he (John) was aged 3 years [ca1763]. He (John) lived in Wilkes Co NC at enlistment, later removed to KY. His mother died a short time before he moved to KY. Colly HOLBROOK of Owen Co KY made affidavit, stated he was born in 1769 in Orange Co VA & had served with John HAMMON, relationship not stated. (RW Pension File S9559, Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Abstract Files)

Note: John HAMMON'S mother had married the father of Colly HOLBROOK. Other RW HAMMOND/HAMMON records show links between Shenandoah Co VA & Wilkes Co NC, including reverse migrations that may be of importance. Also Note: Surry, Rowan & Wilkes Cos NC were overloaded with HAMMONS. Another RW John HAMMONS, b in Halifax Co VA, removed to Surry NC where he enlisted, later removed to Greenville SC, then a couple years in TN and finally to Hall Co GA, relationship to the above, if any unknown. A fourth John HAMMONS, no known relationship to any of the above, was in Surry Co NC & Grayson Co VA (county line, no move), and later to Warren Co, TN.

19 Feb 1916 Hamilton Butler, Ohio Death Certificate
Lane Combs
male, white, widowed;
born 20 Oct 1861, Ky, aged 55y4m;
occupation: farmer;
father: Samuel Combs, born Ky;
mother: Miss Bishop, born Ky;
Informant: Theodore Combs, 20 Sumner St., Hamilton;
Burial: Ida May, Ky 22 Feb 1916

Note: Delaney "Lane" Combs was the son of Samuel & Cassie BISHOP Combs and resided in Clay Co., KY in 1900. See also the 14 Jun 1941 Hamilton, Butler Co., OH Death Certificate for their daughter Addie Baker who married Jack Baker which states that her mother was Emma Bailey (Rachel Emma Bailey.)

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3 Jan 1917 Cincinatti Hamilton Ohio Death certificate
America Combs
female, white widowed;
spouse Buchanan Combs;
born 30 Jun 1857, Jackson, Ky, age 79y6m;
father: Wiley Combs, born Ky;
mother: Jane, born Ky;
Informant: Wm. Combs Jr, 109 E. (?) St. Burial: Spring Grove 6 Jan 1917

Note: America was living in the HH of Eugene Hyden in Breathitt Co., KY in 1910. America was married to Leander Buchanan COMBS, the son of William M. & S. Jane COMBS Combs. America's children Hacker, Willie and Wiley were living with their grandparents Wiley & Eliza on the 1900 Breathitt census.

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2 Feb 1937 Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Death Certificate;
Mrs. Victoria Myers;
residence: 221 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN;
female, white married;
spouse: Mr. Arthur E. Myers;
born: 10 Oct 1884, Kentucky, aged 62y3m22d;
father: Lutz H. Combs, born Kentucky;
mother: Effie, born Kentucky;
Informant: Arthur E. Myers, Lawrenceburg, IN;
Burial: Louiseville, (sic Louisville) KY, 6 Feb 1937

Note: Lutz resided in Franklin Co, KY in 1870 and in Jefferson Co, KY in 1880.

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1840 Hamilton Co, OH Census Index

Cincinnati 2nd Ward

Page 070
Margarett D. COOMBS

Cincinnati 3rd Ward

Page 121

Cincinnati 5th Ward

Page 187

9 Jan 1941 Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Death Certificate;
Edward Sherman Combs;
residence: 259 Helen St.;
male, white, married;
spouse Alma Combs;
born 8 May 1892, Falmouth, Kentucky, age 48;
father: Ben Combs, born Pendleton County, Kentucky;
mother: Frances Milner, born Pendleton County, Kentucky;
Informant: Alma Combs, 259 Helen St.;
Burial: Highland Cem., 13 Jan 1941

Note: Edward S. is living with his parents in Pendleton Co, KY in 1900 Census and Kenton Co, KY in 1910. See also his father and mothers' death certificates in Kenton Co, KY

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18 Sep 1941 Cincinatti, Hamilton, OH Death Certificate;
George Walter Combs;
residence Beattyville, KY;
male white, married;
spouse: Glynn Combs, age 25;
born 23 Feb 1909, Lee County, Ky aged 32y6m25d;
father: Brownlaw Combs, born Lee Co. Ky;
mother: Jemima Dale, born Breathitt Co., Ky;
Informant G. H. Eckman, Beattyville, Ky;
Burial Beattyville, Ky, 20 Sep 1941

Note: Born in Wolfe Co, KY, Squire Brownlow Combs was the son of James and Armina EVERSOLE Combs. He was in the census in Lee Co, KY in 1900, 1910, and 1920. He married his first wife Elvira STAMPER on 19 Dec 1891 in Lee Co, KY. His second wife was Jemima DALE, daughter of Henry P. and Emily Jane GIBBS Dale. Grandson Frank Hebner says that Jemima was married to a MULLINS first. Walter Combs was the first child between Brownlow and Jemima.

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2 Nov 1944 Mariemont, Hamilton, OH Death Certificate;
Nancy Belle Johnson;
female, white, widowed;
spouse: Taylor E. Johnson;
born: 25 Aug 1863 Mt. Sterling, KY, aged 81y2m8d;
father: Daniel G. Combs born KY;
mother: Rachel Turner, born KY;
Informant: Jessie Johnson, 6108 Prentice St., Cinc., OH;
Burial Mt. Sterling, Ky 5 Nov 1944

Note: Daniel COMBS, son of Samuel & Nancy CORNETT Combs, was married to Rachel TURNER 1834-1934, daughter of John TURNER. Daniel resided in Wolfe Co, KY in 1900, in 1920 in Montgomery Co, KY, and passed away on 16 Jan 1922 in Montgomery Co, Kentucky

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16 Jun 1945 Cincinatti, Hamilton, OH Death Certificate;
Ola Combs;
residence: 1339 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH;
female, white, single;
born: 20 Jan 1927, Jackson Co., Ky, age 18y4m26d;
occupation: Printing & Bindery, Kreibel's Printers;
father: Sherman Combs, born Perry Co., Kentucky;
mother Tilda May Johnson, born Jackson Co., Kentucky;
Informant: Sherman Combs, 1339 Pendleton St.;
Burial East Bernsted, Ky, June 18, 1945

Note: See the Jackson Co, KY 22 Nov 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate #26121 of Sherman Combs.

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8 Mar 1946 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Death Certificate
Carlo B. Combs, Veteran: World War 2;
male, black, single;
born 28 Oct 1924, Vicco, Ky, age 21y6m11d;
father: Floyd Combs, born Hazard, Ky;
mother: Jane Combs, born Hazard, Ky;
informant: Floyd Combs, Vicco, Ky;
Burial: Brown Forks (Perry Co., KY) 12 Mar 1946

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1850 Hamilton Co OH Census Index

Cincinnati 1st Ward

Page 071
Martin COMBS

Page 075
Jeramiah COMBS

Page 082

Cincinnati 2nd Ward

Page 136
James G. COMBS

Cincinnati 4th Ward

Page 382

Cincinnati 5th Ward

Page 441

Cinncinati 6th Ward

Page 025
Robert COMBS

Cincinnati 7th Ward

Page 276

Page 335

Cincinnati 8th Ward

Page 492

Page 704
Barbara COOMBS

Cincinnati 11th Ward

Page 282
Samuel COMBS

Millcreek Twp

Page 020
James COM

1 Jun 1850 - 20 Jul 1850 Lafayette Co, MO Probate file of Dr. Ennis COMBS Sr. includes an affidavit by Howard MATTHEWS of Hamilton County, Ohio. Certified by Hamilton Co, OH clerk

(Combs Researcher Michael R. Wilson)

MRW Notes: Howard MATTHEWS m 25 Sep 1845, Independence, Jackson Co, MO, Susannah E. COMBS, d/o Dr. Evan Ennis & Mary Sydnor HINDE Combs. In the 1860 Hamilton County, Ohio Federal Census, Howard MATTHEWS is listed as a 32 year old Hamilton County Auditor, born in Pennsylvania with Susan E. MATTHEWS, age 29, born in Kentucky. No children are listed with this marriage. Howard MATTHEWS died 16 Mar 1870 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is recorded as being 53 years of age. Howard MATTHEWS occupation was recorded as an auditor (Herbert, J.G. (1993). Cincinnati Daily Gazette Death Notices - Index of Death & Marriage Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Daily Gazette 1827-1881 - Part I. Bowie, MD: Heritage Book, Inc.)

Ed Note: Howard Matthews has not yet been located on 1850 census.

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