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Except where otherwise noted, all Putnam Co, OH records were transcribed by Combs Researcher Kathy Rinke

Putnam County was established in 1820 from Shelby Co's "attached" unorganized territory, but not officially organized until 1834, up until which time it was attached to Wood Co. In 1848, Allen Co gained substantially from southern Putnam (See below). Putnam County is located in the northwest area of Ohio, bordering on Van Wert, Paulding, Defiance, Henry, Hancock and Allen counties. The northeastern corner of Putnam borders the southwestern corner of Wood county. Putnam county was formed from old Indian territory 1 Apr 1820, named for General Israel Putnam, a native of Massachusetts and a prominent early military man.

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, OH NW1/4 153.56 17 0ct, 1835
Section 29 COMBS, Job (of) Putnam Co, OH 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)

15-16 Mar 1837 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 OH 0719_.342

(Combs BLM Land of Ohio)

Note: The above land is in present-day Allen, but appears to have been in that part of Putnam which did not become Allen until 1848 (See 1840 Putnam Co Census). Thus Job COMBS was of Highland Co, OH in Oct 1835, but by Feb 1836, had moved to the above land which was at that time in Putnam Co, OH.

May 16, 1839 Putnam County Marriages Martha COMBS to Castile GRANT.

Note: Martha is daughter of Job and Jane McCONNELL Combs

1840 Putnam Co, Census

Richland Twp

P. 333

Note: Job COMBS d in 1853 and is buried in Allen Co, OH

March 1, 1841 Putnam County, OH Marriages William G. COMBS to Susan BALDWIN

KR Notes: This marriage took part in what is now Allen Co, OH, William is son of Job and Jane McCONNELL Combs

1870 Putnam County Census

enumerated on 13th day of July

Perry Twp

72/72 COMBS, Matthew 48 M W Farmer OH
Margaret 44, F, W Keeping House OH
Austin 17 M W Farm Laborer OH
William 16 M W Farm Laborer born in OH
Sarah E. 9 F W born in OH
John H. 7 M W born in OH

Oct. 28, 1877 Putnam County, OH Marriages Austin COMBS to Mary L. Price

March 19, 1878 Putnam County, OH Births Alberta S. COMBS, female, Parents: Father - William H. COMBS; Mother: Martha E.

March 23, 1878 Putnam County, OH Births Myrtle A. COMBS, female, Parents: Father: Austin COMBS ; Mother: Mary L. Price

1880 Census, Putnam Co, OH

Greensburg Twp

June, 1880

-/- COMBS, Francis M. w m 34 marr Farmer OH VA OH
Lorinda W f 25 w marr Keeps House OH NC OH
Milford w m 3 son, single OH OH OH

KR Notes: Francis Marion COMBS, s/o Elisha and Susannah OWENS Combs, was born in Perry County, OH in 1845. See also below)

Nov. 29, 1883 Putnam County, OH Marriages Sarah E. COMBS to Abraham MYERS

1900 Putnam Co, OH Census

Greensburg Twp

-/- COMBS, Francis M. Head W M 9/1845, 54, marr 25yrs, OH VA OH, Farmer
Lorinda wife W F 7/1855 44, marr 25yrs 3 child 2 liv OH NC OH
Elmer son W M 11/1887 12 single OH OH OH, at school

1910 Putnam Co, OH Census

Greensburg Twp

-/- COMBS, Marion F. head M W 64 married 35yrs OH VA OH
Lorinda wife F W 55 married 35yrs, 3children, 2living OH NC OH

-/- COMBS, Elmer head M W 22, married, 1yr, b. in OH, father b. in OH OH
Lillie D. wife F W 19 married 1yr, 1child, 1 living, born in OH OH OH
Ola daughter F W, 11/12 , single OH OH OH

27 April 1913 State of Ohio Death Certificate

Place of Death: County of Putnam, Township of Perry, Village of Cloverdale
Full Name... Mathew COMBS
Sex - Male Color or Race - White
Date of Birth - April 27, 1822
Age - 91 years 1 month
Birthplace - Ohio
Occupation - Farmer
Name of Father- unknown
Birthplace of father - nothing entered
Maiden name of Mother - nothing entered
Birthplace of Mother - nothing entered
Informant - Harvy COMBS of Cloverdale, Ohio
Date of Death - April 27, 1913
Cause of Death - Senility Arterio Sclerosis
Place of Burial - Cascade Cemetery

KR Notes: Mathew COMBS was in the 1850 Perry Co, OH census household of Sarah COMBS, believed to have been widow of William.

18 May 1918 State of Ohio Death Certificate

File #31113

Place of Death: County - Putnam, City of Ottawa
Full Name - William H. COMBS
Sex - Male Color or Race - White Married
Date of Birth - Dec 18, 1855
Age - 62 years 5 months, - days
Occupation - Farmer
Birthplace - Ohio
Name of Father - Mathew COMBS
birthplace of Father - Ohio
Maiden Name of Mother - Margaret STOMBURNER
Birthplace of mother - Ohio
Informant - Mrs. Wm. H. COMBS of Ottawa
Date of Death - May 18, 1918
Cause of Death - Carcinoma of Liver and R.........
Place of Burial - Cascade Cemetery on May 20, 1918

1920 Putnam Co, OH Census

Greensburg Twp

COMBS, Frances M. head m w 74 married OH VA OH Farmer
Lorinda wife f w 66 married OH OH OH

2/23/1936 State of Ohio Death Certificate.
Death Certificate from: State of Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Columbus Ohio; No. 3457;
Place of Death County: Allen
Registration District No.: 17
File No.: 7350;
Township: Primary Registration District No.: 800;
Registered No.: 130; City of : Lima;
Full Name: Francis Marion COMBS
Did Deceased Serve in U.S. Navy or Army? : Army
Residence, No.: Kiefersville, Ohio
Personal and Statistical particulars: Sex Color or Race Single, etc. Male White Divorced. divorced husband of: Lorinda COMBS
date of birth : Sept 24, 1845
Age: 90 years 4 months 29 days
Trade, profession : Farmer
Birthplace: Perry County, OH
Father's name: Elisha COMBS
birthplace: unknown
Mother's maiden name: unknown
birthplace: unknown
Signature of Informant : Ernest BOLMAN
address: Continental, OH
Burial, Cremation, or Removal: Asa Varner Cemetery
date: Feb 26, 1936
Undertaker: J Pernell - Liepsec, OH. Medical Certificate of Death
Date of death Feb 23, 1936;
Broken left femur and shock due to old age;
Death due to accident at his home.

Thursday Feb 27, 1936 Putnam County Gazette - Obituary.
Rites Held For Civil War Vet.
Funeral services for Marion COMBS, 90, Civil War veteran, who participated in Sherman's march to the sea, who died early Sunday morning at Memorial hospital, Lima, from injuries sustained in a fall at his home near Kieferville, February 12, were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the U. B. church at Kieferville, with Rev. Howell officiating. The Continental Legion Post attend the funeral services. Mr. Combs' fractured his hip when he slipped and fell on the ice whild attempting to get into a automobile. He was a member of the 33rd Ohio infantry. His wife was Lorinda COMBS. Two sons are living and are: Milford, of near Kieferville, and Elmer COMBS, of Leipsic. A brother preceded him in death.

Friday, Feb. 28, 1936 Putnam County Sentinel . Obituary.
Death Calls Aged Veteran
Fractured Hip Fatal to Marion COMBS

CONTINENTAL - Marion COMBS, prominent Civil war veteran of Putnam County and respected citizen of near Kieferville, died at three o'clock Sunday morning in Memorial hospital, Lima, from injuries he received when he fell at his home on February 12th. Mr. Combs suffered a fractured hip when he slipped and fell on the icy pavements near his home as he attempted to get into a machine. He was taken to the hospital for treatment a week after the accident occured. He was one of the few surviving Civil war veterans in this county. He took part in Sherman's march to the sea and was a member of the 33rd Ohio infantry. The Continental American Legion Post attended the funeral services in a body. He is survived by two sons, Milford, of Kieferville, and Elmer of Leipsic. His wife, prior to their marriage was Lorinda COMBS. Last rites were held Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty in the United Bretheren church at Kieferville. Rev. Howell officiated.

KR Notes: The above is an exact transcript, but should read that "His wife , prior to their marriage was Lorinda BROWER." Marion COMBS was born Francis Marion COMBS.)

12/16/1936 State of Ohio Death Certificate

File No. 79124

Place of Death: County - Putnam, Village of Cloverdale
Full Name - John H. COMBS
Residence - Cloverdale, OH
Sex - M Color or Race - W Married
Husband of Matilda COMBS
Age - 75 years, 1 month, 17 days
Occupation - Day Laborer
Birthplace - Ohio
Father's Name - Mathew COMBS
birthplace of Father - Ohio
Maiden Name of Mother - Margaret STOMBURNER(as best I can make out)
birthplace of Mother - Ohio
Informant - Matilda COMBS of Cloverdale
Date of Death - Dec 16, 1936
Cause of Death -Diagnosed Heart Mitral Insuffiency
Chronic Hepatitis
(as best I can make out)
Contributory Causes - Leg Ulcer
Burial in Cascade Cemetery

Combs Burials in Putnam Co, Ohio

Greensburg Twp

Asa Varner Cemetery

Located on the North bank of the Blanchard River on the South side of County Road I-18


2-1 HUBBARD, Susanah 1822 - 1898

KR Notes: This is Susannah OWENS, COMBS, HUBBELL, HUBBARD) wife of Elisha COMBS (see Perry Co, OH and Allen Co, OH) & mother of Francis Marion COMBS

2-2 HUBBARD, W M Co E 19 Ohio Inf GAR

KR Notes: (No dates listed; this is the third husband of Susannah OWENS)

2-3 COMBS, Oscar
Feb 12, 1882 to June 21, 1882
s/o FM and L Combs

KR Notes: (son of Francis Marion and Lorinda Combs)

2-3 COMBS, F M 1845 - 1936
Co K 33 Ohio Vol Inf GAR

KR Notes: (Francis Marion COMBS)

Rows up by Driveway - across drive. Only one grave listed in this area.

COMBS, Lorinda
1854 - 1937

KR Notes: (This is the wife of Francis Marion COMBS they were divorced in 1923 after 49 years of marriage and Lorinda's grave is some distance from FM's.)

Liberty Twp

New Center - North Center Cemetery

Located at the intersection of Road 10 and Road X about 3 miles nw of West Leipsic

Section A

6-6 COMBS, Glen G
1918 - 1980
Agnes E. 1918 - 1973

6-7 COMBS, Mary L
Born & Died Jan 17, 1937


7-6 COMBS, Merl E

7-7 COMBS, Gertrude E
1917 - 1969

7-8 COMBS, Elmer 1887 - 1978
Born July 27, 1913
Died Oct 17, 1913
Lilly 1890 - 1988

Section E

5-2 COMBS, Thelma L
Born Jun 10, 1926
Died Mar 20, 1992
William D
Born Jan 12, 1925
Died Aug 27, 1986
S SGT US Army Corps

Monroe Twp

North Mt. Zion Cemetery

Off of State Route 15

Old Section

T12 COMBS, Derinda, 1843 - 1873

Monroe Cemetery

off of State Route 634


164 COMBS, Milford
1875 - 23 Feb 1952

164-2 COMBS, Jane Deborah
1873 - 28 Mar 1954

KR Notes: (given name was Deborah Jane)

Palmer Twp

Kieferville Cemetery

located about 1 mile North of State Route 613, just south of Road 18 on State Route 15


U-6 COMBS (Maudia - died of Cholera)
died: 3 Aug 1899
age: 1y 4m 25d
d/o M & DJ Combs

KR Notes: (d/o Milford and Debra Jane COMBS)

U-7 Mack, Clifford L
Died: 20 Sep 1900
Age: 6y 8d

KR Notes: (son of Debra Jane COMBS from first marriage)

U-8 COMBS, Don M (Donald)
1911 - 1941

KR Notes: (son of Milford and Debra Jane COMBS)

Perry Twp

New Cascade Cemetery

Located east of Cloverdale about 1/4 mile on Road 22-K.


6-3 COMBS, Rosella M.
1926 -
COMBS, Donald L B
1926 - 1983
Korean War

6-4 COMBS, Pearl M.
1885 - 1936
COMBS, Nettie M
1889 - 1965

6-5 SHARPE, Lucille "COMBS"
1911 - 1973

12-4 COMBS, Charles
1904 - 1968
COMBS, Loretta
1909 -

Old Cascade Cemetery
(Once called "Old Myers West Cemetery")

Located on County Road 22-K, about 1/4 mile south of St. Rt. 694


10-3 COMBS, Wm. H
1855 - 1918
COMBS, Martha E.
1856 - 1935
w/o William

10-4 COMBS, J M
1880 - 1931

13-16 COMBS, Harry L
1887 - 1938

13-17 COMBS, Matilda
1867 - 1937
1861 - 1936

13-18 COMBS, Infant Daughter
Died: 29 Oct 1893
Age: 1D
d/o JH & M

14-9 COMBS, Mary
1858 - 1949
COMBS, Austin
1854 - 1911

14-10 COMBS, Matthew
1822 - 1913
COMBS, Margaret
1828 - 1903
w/o Matthew

16-17 COMBS, Myrtle N
Died: 28 Jul 1878
Age: 2M 8D
Died 3 Apr 1878
Age: 21Y 3M 6D

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