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Mercer County was established in 1820 from Darke. In 1848, Auglaize was est. from Allen, Darke, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert.

1820-1830 Mercer Co, OH Census Index

No Combs

1833-1838 (Auglaize Co. Recorders Office) Deed. 160 acres R5, T6, SW 1/4 S20 (St Marys Twp.) from Elias WATERS & wife to Joseph Combs dated 1833, filed 1838.

Notes: This is Joseph Combs, Jr., s/o Joseph Combs, Sr. of Franklin Twp., Fayette Co, PA to Wayne (later Holmes) Co, OH. Although a copy is on file in the Auglaize Co Recorders office, this land was in Mercer Co at the time of both transactions.

21 Jan 1837 St. Marys, Auglaize Co (then Mercer), OH born: Hamilton R. Combs (extracted from the Clare Co., MI death certificate for same).

1840 Mercer Co, OH Census

St. Marys Twp

page 113:

Joseph Combs - Head of household
(1) male age 40 - 50 yrs. (b 1790-1800; b 1794 per 1850 Auglaize Census)
(1) male under 5 yrs. old (Hamilton R. Combs, b 1837)
(1) female age 10 - 15 yrs
(2) females age 15 - 20 yrs

Notes: Joseph is the only Combs in Mercer in 1840. In 1850, Joseph is found on the Auglaize Co OH Census. No Combs have been located on the 1850 Mercer Co, OH Census.

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