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Adair County was organized in 1801-02 from Green. In 1825-6, Russell was established from Adair, Cumberland and Wayne Counties.  In 1860, Metcalfe was established from Adair, Barren and Cumberland.
3 Jan 1814 Adair County Kentucky Court Records, Volumes A-B, 1802-1815, (Transcribed by Sue Elfving from FHC Microfilm #0829848): Adair Co. court ordered that Cyrus WALKER be appointed guardian to Frost COMBS an infant of Jefse COMBS decd.a he having executed and acknowledged bond with Alexr WALKER Senr his security in the penalty of $1400....

SE Note: Cyrus Walker is found on the 1815 Adair Co., Ky. tax list. There were no Combs in the tax lists in 1814 or 1815. Frost Combs is probably the Simeon F. Combs below. Jesse Combs married Peggy Frost in 15 Jun 1801 and Peggy Combs married Alexander Walker 21 May 1812 in Jessamine Co., KY
22 Jul 1823 (Adair Co., KY Marriage Records) Simeon F. Combs and Levina COFFEY, daughter of Joel COFFEY were married on July 22, 1823 by William BAILEY (one record says May 22, 1823). Attest: Nebrizaradan and Hayes COFFEY. (Researcher Bill DeGarmo)

Notes: Simeon F. Combs was a son of Jesse Coombs, according to the court case of Mary Wilks vs Samuel Coombs deceased 30 Sep 1825 in Hardin Co., KY. See also the William F. Coombs manuscript. By 1830 Simeon & Lavina COFFEY Combs were in Pike Co., IL, but by 1840 had removed to Russell Co., KY. By 1849, they were in Crittenden Co., KY, and by 1858, they were in McGhee Co., KS where Simeon d 21 Dec 1859, age 59, born in VA [sic]. No KY land grants have been found as yet for Simeon F. Combs; however other individuals of possible interest who patented land in Adair include:

Grantee: HICKS, JAMES, Acres: 180, Book: T, Page: 483, Date Survey: 11- 8-1826, County: Green & Adair, Watercourse: None (Kentucky Land Grants, Jillson, p.588)

Grantee: RIDGE, WILLIAM, Acres: 50, Book: U, Page: 208, Date Survey: 11-17-1825, County: Adair, Watercourse: Br Littrells Cr (Kentucky Land Grants, Jillson, p.700) (See Also Clay Co KY and Surry Co NC)

Notes: One William RIDGE marroed before 1773, Surry Co., NC, Winnifred Combs. See also Combs-Luttrell (a.k.a. Littrell) of Fauquier Co., VA and Combs-Hicks of Wilkes Co., NC and Perry Co., KY. Simeon F. Combs' ancestry remains unknown.
1870 Adair Co., Census (Transcribed by Deb Coombs)

Gradyville Dist p. 060
HH 66/66
Berry G. COOMES , 38, M, Farmer $155, VA, cannot write
Emily, 40, F, Keeping House, VA, cannot write
Junius, 15, M, working on farm, VA, cannot read or write
Louisa, 13, F, at school, VA, cannot read or write
William, 11, M, VA, at home, cannot read or write
Robert, 9, M, at home, VA
Albert, 7, M, VA
Hammet, 5, M, VA
16 Oct 1883 Portion of Civil War Pension Application (transcribed and submitted by Myra Britt): DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL PENSION OF A FATHER State of Kentucky, County of Allen:
On this 16th day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty three personally appeared before me a clerk of the county court the same being a court of record within and for the county and state aforesaid, Zur Combs aged Seventy-eight years, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress granting pensions to dependent fathers: That he is the father of Samuel Combs who enlisted under the name of Samuel Combs at Columbia Adair Co. KY, on the Eleventh day of November, A.D. 1861 in Company "K" of the 9th Rgt of KY Infty Vols In the war of 1861-1865, who while in action in the Battle of Mission Rige, Tennessee about 25 November 1863-received a severe & painful wound in his right leg ..his knee & below it-by the explosion of a Bum (?) shell under him which tore away the flesh from the bone of his leg for several inches & caused his death on the Fifth day of March, A.D. 1864, who bore at the time of his death the rank of Private or Corporal in Company "K" of the 9th Regt. KY Inf. Vols, that said son, Samuel Combs, left neither widow nor child under sixteen years of age surviving; that the declarant was married to the mother of said son at where he now lives in Barren County-KY., on the 10th day of March, A.D. 1843, by Rev. Kinch. (?) D. Dossey; that he was wholly dependent upon said son for support; that the mother of said son died at his home in Barren County, KY on the Third day of September, A.D. 1883; that there were surviving at date of said son's death, his brothers and sisters, who were under sixteen years of age, as follows: NONE
That he has not heretofore received nor formally applied for a pension (5) That his late wife Louisiana Combs o.. filed for Pension about 13th Sept 1881 Claim No.286,274; that he has not aided or abetted the rebellion; that he hereby appoints E. Scott Brown of Scottsville, Kentucky his attorney to prosecute the above claim; that his residence is at: Fountain Run, Kentucky, county of Barren, State of Kentucky, and that his post office address is Fountain Run-Monroe County-Kentucky
Zur Combs
(Claimant's signature)
(Attest)
Eldridge G. Walker
John D. Calvert

Note: Louisiana Combs gave an affadavit to this pension from Monroe Co., KY 13 Sep 1883.
10 Apr 1906 Birth of Jim W COOMER10 Apr 06, in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Ida Huddleston Vol:211, Page:48494 (extracted by Birdie Birth of McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates)
4 Sep 1906 Birth of Noah J SCOTT in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Mattie COOMER Vol:232, Page:49346 (extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates
24 Nov 1906 Birth of Robert L COOMER in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Mattie Harper Vol:173, Page:46978 (extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates)
17 Nov 1907 Birth of William T COMBS in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Addie Sanders Vol:181, Page:47292 (extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates
23 Sep 1908 Birth of Myrtle JANES, in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Mary COOMER Vol:249, Page: 50030 (extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates
4 Dec 1908 Birth of Mary L WILLIAMS in Adair Co., KY; maiden name of mother: Mary COOMER, Vol:175 Page: 47044 (extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates
1 Apr 1909 Birth of William S MAUPIN in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Hattie COOMER Vol:237, Page:49533 (extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates
31 Mar 1909 Birth of Versie M COOMER in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Fanny Munday Vol:256, Page:50318 (extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates
7 Jun 1909 Birth of Jessie H HARPER in Adair Co., KY, maiden name of mother: Rebecca COOMER Vol:257,50338(extracted by Birdie McNutt from Sandra Gorin's Adair Co., KY Delayed Birth Certificates

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