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Preble County was established from Montgomery and Butler in 1808.

Except where otherwise noted, Marriage Source is The Miami Valley Ohio Genealogical Index.

1810 US Census Index, Preble Co, OH

No Combs?

12 Aug 1813 COOK, Nathan, Preble Co, OH, s Eli & Martha; m at Elk Mtg, Deborah COMBER, dt Rebeccah, Preble Co, OH

(Source: William Wade Hinshaw. Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy. Volume V, Ohio. Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1994. Reproduced on Broderbund Software's Family Archive CD #192 (Genealogical Records: The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930, Vol V, Ohio, Elk MM, p. 833))

Note: Entry also stated two children born to Nathan COOK and Deborah COMBER
COOK, Jonathan, b. 1815, 4, 24
COOK, Martha, b. 1817, 3, 3

1820 US Census Index, Preble Co, OH

Jackson Twp

p. 083/111

Job COMBS 100120 10010
1 m<10; 1 m16-26; 2 m26-45;
1 f<10; 1 f26-45

(Source: Original image Heritage Quest, submitted by Sue Elfving)

1830 US Census Index, Preble Co, OH

Harrison Twp

p. 400
Joseph COOMS

Jackson Twp

P. 326

Job COMBS 02010001 0010101
2 m5-10; 1 m15-20; 1 m50-60 (Job born 1770-1780);
1 f10-15; 1 f20-30; 1 f40-50;

(Source: Original image Heritage Quest, submitted by Sue Elfving)

Note: Job Combs disappears. Is he the same Job Combs, age 80, found on the 1850 Delaware Co, IN census where he is found living by himself but near to one Robert A. Combs, age 27, born in Ohio? Also in Delaware Co. was one Sarah Combs NEELY (wife of John) who was born c1812. In the 1840 Delaware Co, IN, census, one Samuel Combs (who married Rachel BARRETT in 1837) is found living next to John NEELY.

Jul 15 1837 Preble County, OH. Married: Simon COOM & Sarah ONEAL (Provided by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from Marriage CD'S)

Note: Not found in 1840 census yet?

1840 US Census Index, Preble Co, OH

Harrison Twp

p. 144

Joseph COOMS 10000001 1212101
1 m< 5; 1 m50-60 (Joseph born 1780-1790);
1 f<5; 2 f 5-10; 1 f10-15; 2 f15-20; 1 f20-30; 1 f40-50

(Source: Original image Heritage Quest, submitted by Sue Elfving)


p. 256

SE Note: No township Palmyra is listed for 1840. The index entry listed above needs to be rechecked.

1850 US Census, Preble Co, OH

Gratis Twp

Page 346
Epraim (sic?) COOMBS 56 m MA
Mary 45 f SC
Jonathan 26 m OH
Mary 19 f OH
Susan 15 f OH
Solomon 12 m OH
Julliet 9 f OH
Hannah 5 f OH

Dixon Twp

Page 361
Samuel MATTOCK 31 NJ
Mary " 31 NJ
Albert " 6 OH
Stacy " 3 OH

(Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Harrison Twp

Page 405 Aug. 1, 1850

356/356 Joseph Combs 65, M, Occupation: None, RE=$1700 NY

Mary 54, F ?W Territory
Hannah 25, F OH
Alice 21, F OH
Caroline 20, F OH

(Source: Original images, Heritage Quest)

Note: Joseph was deceased by 1856 and his widow remarried.

Jackson Twp

Page 450, Sept. 10, 8850

960/960 James Combs 54, M, Occupation: None OH
Elizabeth, 53, F OH
Molatha 18, F OH
James 12, M OH
Elizabeth 8, F OH
Frances SHANKLEN 9, F OH
Joseph? SHANKLEN 7, M OH

(Source: Original images, Heritage Quest)

Note: This James and Elizabeth not identified. Their 1860 census record states they were born in Virginia.

1851 Preble Co, OH Marriage Book 1:273. Allice COMBS & Hiram SHANK

1852 Preble Co, OH Marriage Book 1:309. Melitha Eliza COMBS & Thomas H. FORD

1856 Preble Co, OH Marriage Book 1:459. Mary COMBS & Jacob PEPPINGER

1860 US Census, Preble Co, OH

Harrison Twp

No PO Listed

p. 95/48, , July 23, 1860

718/690 J PIPPINGER 59, M, Farmer, RE=$2000, PP=$200 PA
Mary 57, F NJ
Hannah Combs 36, F OH
Caroline 32, F OH
Michael PIPPINGER 22, M, Inn Carpenter OH
Catherine E CASE 6, F OH

Note: Appears that Joseph Combs has deceased and his widow remarried in 1856.

Jackson Twp

Campbell Town PO

p. 176/162 , Aug. 14, 1860,

1319/1269 James Combs 65, M, Inn Keeper, RE=$100, PP=$100, b VA
Elizabeth 63, F VA
James 21, M, Carpenter OH
Frances J SHANKLIN 19, F OH

Note: Only Elizabeth is in the 1870 & 1880 census. Perhaps James has died. She is living with Andrew and Ellen FISHER and is styled as the mother-in-law in 1880 and states she, her mother and father all born in VA.


Artis Combs of Clarksville, Ohio age 70 died 8 July 1999 at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington. born April 12, 1929, in Hazard, Ky Son of Robert and Parriett (CAMPBELL) Combs Served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War He moved to Clarksville in 1988 from Xenia, OH

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Ray Combs, in 1982

Note: Robert COMBS was the s/o Wade and Polly FUGATE Combs. Artis was a cousin our listmember John W. CAMPBELL.

(Source: Extracted from the Register-Herald, Eaton, Preble Co., OH, 14 July 1999 and submitted by Debi Kendrick)

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