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Meigs County was established in 1819 from Athens and Gallia.

COMBS, Robert M. - Born in 1811 in Loudon Co., Va., son of Robert and Ann (SAYRES) Combs. They 1.32 miles west of Washington, D.C.? Robert M. married in 1834 in Muskingum County, Ohio to Eliza S. HUNTER born in Fauquier Co., Va., daughter of Samuel and Ann P (MUSE) Hunter. Robert and Eliza had 10 children. Son Presley F. COMBS moved to Sangamon Co., Ill

(Extracted from OHIO The cross road of our nation, Records & Pioneer Families, April-June 1964, Vol. V No. II, Published by Esther Weygandt Powell, No Copyright, MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO PIONEER FAMILIES)

Combs Researcher Kathy Rinke

Notes: This family not yet actively researched. Robert & Nancy SEARS [sic] Combs m 31 Oct 1804, Loudoun Co, VA. See also 1901 Morgan Co, OH Newspaper article which states that Robert M. died in Meigs Co, OH. Meigs County

1850 Meigs Co, Ohio Census

Source: original census images


p. 21/41, 11 Sept. 1850

312/312 Robert Combs 39 M Farmer, RE=$550 OH [per ditto of above]
Eliza, 37, F ditto
John, 15, M farming ditto
Samuel, 13, M ditto
Presley, 11, M ditto
Charles, 9 M ditto
James 7 M ditto
Harriet, 6, F ditto
Celium, 1, F ditto [really a male]

Notes: Robert Morgan Combs, s/o of Robert Combs and Nancy SEARS of Loudoun Co., Va., and Morgan Co., OH. His son's Campbell Co., Ky. death records states he, Samuel E. Combs, was born 13 Jan 1837 Morgan Co, OH. Robert M Combs married 18 Mar 1834 Eliza HUNTER in Muskingum Co, OH (AD Fox Muskingum Co, OH Marriages Book I & II 1803-1835. Eliza, born in Fauquier Co., Va., was the d/o of Samuel HUNTER and Ann P MUSE. Robert Combs was likely enumerated with his father per the 1830 Morgan Co., OH census.

1860 Meigs Co, Ohio Census

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Pomeroy PO

p. 39/190, July 24, 1860

302/274 R. Combs, 49 M Farmer, RE=$7000, PP=$1200 VA Eliza, 46 F VA John A, 25 M OH Prestley, 21 M OH Charles, 17 M OH James 15 M OH Harriott, 14 F OH Selmie, 10 F OH Caroline, 6 F OH Mary, 5 F OH Milard 4 M OH

p. 43/192

328/300 Samuel Combs, 23 M Farmer, PP=$100 OH
Margaret 19 F OH

Notes: Son of Robert & Eliza HUNTER Combs.

1870 Meigs Co, Ohio Census

Source: Heritage Quest original census images


p. 347; 27 Jul 1870

333/337 Combs, Robert 59 MW Farmer, RE=$9000, PP=$2350 VA
Eliza 56 FW Keeping House VA
Charles 27 MW Works on the farm, RE=$3850 OH
James H, 26 MW OH
Harriet, 24 FW Helps Mother OH
Selem, 20 MW Works on the farm OH
Caroline D, 18 FW At School OH
Mary E, 16 FW At School OH
Millard, 12 MW At School OH

Notes: Robert and Eliza, James, Presley, Harriet, Selim, Mary, and Millard are next in 1880 census.

334/338 Combs Samuel 33 MW Farm labroer, RE=$800, PP=$238 OH
Margaret E, 29 FW Keeping House OH
Emily M?, 4 FW OH
Samari??, 2 FW OH

SE Notes: Samuel is not in the 1880 Meigs Co, OH census. He may be the Samuel E Combs in the 1880 and 1900 Sangamon County, IL census. In 1910, he is in the 1910 Campbell Co, KY census with a new wife and some step-children.

335/339 Combs Presley, 30 MW Farm laborer, PP=$800 OH
Mary A (or E), 26 FW Keeping House OH

1880 Meigs Co, OH Census

Submitted by Jennifer Willemi from Ancestry.Com online posting:


COMBS, Presley M 40 (abt 1840) OH VA VA Farmer
Mary A. Combs F 37 (abt 1853) OH VA Ire
Fuller Combs M 9 (abt 1871) OH OH OH
Robert Combs M 6 (abt 1874) OH OH OH
Caroline Combs F 4M (abt 1880) OH OH OH

10 May 1882 Meigs County Telegraph (May 10, 1882), Harrisonville News
Millard Combs and Nancy Johnson were married at the residence of Robert SIMPSON, last Thursday afternoon. The Rev. How, of Albany, performed the ceremony

Rootsweb/Ancestry Meigs Co, IA website.

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