Pottawatomie County is an original Oklahoma County, established in 1891 from Pottawatomie-Shawnee Lands. The county seat is located in Shawnee, Ok.

12 Mar 1892 Cleveland Co, OK newspaper: Cleveland County: The Cleveland County Leader, Monday, 12 March, 1892. "Arthur COMBS is in from Tecumseh [Pottawatomie Co] visiting mother and home."

(Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt)

1900 Pottawatomie Co, OK Census

(Transcribed 1998 by Combs Researcher Birdie T. McNutt from 1900 OK Federal Census, Soundex Microfilm No T:1066 Roll 9 C-462 to c-622)

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John D. COMBS May 1852 48 KY
Hattie Oct 1882 -- IN
Charlotte (mother) Apr 1820 80 England
Abraham F. Mar 1885 10 [?] MO
Finney B. Apr 1886 14 MO
Henry M. Aug 1890 9 IN
Hattie S. May 1894 6 OK
Alvie M. Jan 1900 4/12 OK

Notes: Abraham F. COMBS (son of David & Susanna FRANCE Combs), m 13 Feb 1850, Hopkins Co, KY, Charlotte BROWN, b ca 1821, England per their 1850 Hopkins Co, KY, and 1870 Gallatin Co, IL census enumerations, the latter including son, John D.

8 Jun 1932 CERTIFICATE OF DEATH; Hugh Patten COMBS; Place of Death: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma;
Date of Death: June 8, 1932;
Date of Birth: June 18, 1863;
Male, White, Married;
Age: 68 yrs. 6 mos 20 days;
Birthplace: Athens, [McMinn Co] Tennessee
Cause of death: cerebral embolism;
Name of Father: ------------ COMBS
Birthplace of Father: Unknown
Maiden Name of Mother: Unknown
Birthplace of Mother: Unknown
Source: State Department of Health, State of Oklahoma, April 28, 1998

(Combs Researcher Robert Isaac)

RI Notes: Hugh Patten COMBS, his wife Rebecca MCADOO, and their eight children, Addie, Marvin, Samuel.Edward, Rilla, Cratie, Mintie and Josie, moved from McMinn Co, TN to Seminole Co, OK in the year 1903.This area was settled by the Seminole, Creek and other Indian Tribes. The land was opened up to white settlement in the land run of 1891 and became part of the State of Oklahoma in 1907.

1986 April 5 SHAWNEE NEWS STAR Saturday


Funeral Services for Troy Perkins COMBS 90, Davenport First Baptist 
Church.    The Rev. Mike Mitchell will officiate, Burial will be in the Davenport Cemetary under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, Chandler.

COMBS, died Fraiday April 4 - Shawnee. Born Feb 19, 1896 in Knott Co. KY, COMBS was the son of Wiley A. and Mary Jane GAYHEART COMBS. COMBS had lived in Davenport since 1919, having moved there from Kentucky.

On July 18, 1920 he married Beulah DOYLE in Davenport. A Veteran of WWI COMBS served with General John J. Pershing Expedition in Mexico.

COMBS owned and operated theaters in Davenport during the 1920's.

He served 12 years on the DAVENPORT School Board, from 1934 until his retirement in 1923 COMBS served as Davenport post master. He was a member of the Davenport American Legion Post and the Davenport Masonic Lodge in which he served as secretary for 40 years.

COMBS was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and six brothers.

Extracted and Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt. July 5, 1998

Notes: BTM] Davenport is in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. The living mentioned as survivors were omitted by me, due to privacy. He was survived by four brothers, two sisters 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  Mary Jane GAYHEART may also have spelled her last name GAYHART.


Lot Owner Lot # Burial Name

Notes: Contributed by COMBS researcher Jim Woodruff   j.woodruff@mindspring.com

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

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