Dedicated to the Memory of Combs &c. founder Carole Hammett (1946-2009)
This Combs &c. Web Site is Generously Hosted by Click Here to Join USGenNet
We Support Free Nonprofit Genealogy and History on the Internet
Combs & Research - Proud Patron of USGenNet Combs &c. Families
       of Barren Co., KY 1821-1849

Please Email Additions and/or Corrections to Webmaster


Barren Co., KY was established on 20 Dec 1798 from Warren & Green Counties. Descendant counties include Allen Co., KY, est. in 1815 from Barren & Warren Cos. In 1819, Hart Co. was established from Barren and Hardin, and in 1820 Monroe Co., organized primarily from Barren, but including some Cumberland County.  In 1860 Metcalfe Co.,KY was org. from Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green and Monroe.

Some Barren Co., KY Combs have been identified as having come from Loudoun Co., VA, but numerous more have not yet been identified although there appear to be some possible Middle Tennessee connections (See Combs-Hash below). See also the William Franklin Coombs Manuscript.



Index To Barren Co., KY Combs Records

1784-1820
1821-1849
1850-1869
Biographies and Reports

Note: For all BarrenTax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon from original handwritten books on microfilm fpr Reed/Read/Reid and Combs for 1799 to 1840 and Hardin/Harding for most years, but not all. NOTE: "adj." Means entries were listed adjacent to each other. Example: two entries in same year have an "a" in the adjacent column means they are listed next to each other. NM Notes: Entries with no people numbers or value doesn't mean there wasn't any. I just got tired of writing everything sometimes.
------------------------------
year, district, adj, last name, firstname, acres, county, watercourse,entry, survey, patents, child 4-14, wm >21, w m >16, b m > 16, tot blacks, horses, stud horse, value,
Barren Tax lists extracted by Natalile McClendon. (See note above.)

1821

  • , , , Gatewood, Robt Sr, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 8, 18, 7, , 4400,
  • , , , Hardin, MArcus, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 1, 1, 3, , 560,
  • , , a, Hardin, Marcus, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 2, , 200,
  • , , a, Hardin, Cuthbert, 200, Barren, Barren , F. Hamilton, , , , 1, ,2, 2, 5, , 1540,
  • , , a, Hardin, Cuthbert, 30, Barren, Barren , C. Hardin, , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , , b, McInteer, Wm, 200, Barren, L. Barren, S. Boid, , , , 1, , 2, 5, 3, , 3700,
  • , , b, McInteer, Wm, 400, Barren, L. Barren, J. Wilson, , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , , , Reid, Beverly G., 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , , , , listed next to Stephen Ratliff
  • , , , Reed, Joseph, 110, Barren, unreadable, J. Matthews, , , , 1, ,1, 3, 3, , ,
  • , , , Reed, Thomas, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,

  • 1822
  • , , a, Combs, Thomas, 200, Barren, Big Barren, Edlow, , , 5, 1, , , ,2, , 630,
  • , , a, Combs, Thomas, 80, Barren, Big Barren, Wagonner, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Robt. J. , 0, , , , , , 2, 1, , 4, 11, 10, , 3500,
  • , , , Goodin, Lewis, 150, Barren, Blue Spring, L. Goodin, , , 3, 1, , , , 4, , ,
  • , , , Hardin, Marcus, 230, Barren, Dry Fork, E Rogers, , , 2, 1, , , ,1, , ,
  • , , b, Hardin, Cuthbert, 200, Barren, L. Barren, W. Thompson, , 0, 1, , 2, 2, 5, , ,
  • , , b, Hardin, Cuthbert, 30, Barren, L. Barren, C. Hardin, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , b, Hardin, Martin, 125, Barren, L. Barren, E. Ray, , , 1, 1, , 1, 1, 1, , ,
  • , , b, Hardin, John, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , , c, McIntire, Wm., 200, Barren, L. Barren, S. Boyd, , , 4, 1, , 2, 5, 3, , ,
  • , , c, McIntire, Wm., 400, Barren, L. Barren, J. Warnell, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Reed, James, 150, Barren, L. Barren, Lamm, , , 0, 1, , 0, 1, 5, , ,
  • , , d, Reed, Joseph, 100, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , 3, 1, , 2,3,4, , ,
  • , , d, Reed, Joseph, 10, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , d, Ratliff, Stephen, 0, , , , , , 0, 1, , 0, 0, 2, , ,
  • , , , Reed, Thomas, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , , , ,

  • 1823

  • , , , Combs, John, 100, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , , 1, , , , 1, , 400,
  • , , , Combs, Thomas, 202, Barren, Spring Creek, Combs, , , , 1, , , , 3, , 504,
  • , , , Hardin, John, ?, Barren, Sinking Creek, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Harlen, Jacob, ?, Barren, Nobob Cr., , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , a, Hardin, Cuthbert, 200, Barren, L. Barren, F. Hamilton, , , , 1, , 2, 2, 4, , 2000,
  • , , a, Hardin, Cuthbert, 30, Barren, L. Barren, Hardin, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Hardin, Marcus, 230, Barren, Dry Fork, Tho Wilson, E. Rogers, , , 1, , , , 1, , ,
  • , , , Hardin, Martin, 125, Barren, L. Barren, E Rhea, E. Rogers, , ,1, , 1, 1, 2, , ,
  • , , b, McInteer, Wm, 400, Barren, L. Barren, Wilson, , , , 1, , 1, 5, 3, , ,
  • , , b, McInteer, Wm, 200, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Reed, Amy, 150, Barren, SFLBarren, W. Lamb, , , , 1, , 1, 1, 3, , ,

  • 1824

  • , 3, , Gatewood, Henning/Hessing?, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , 30,
  • , 5, b, Reed, Joseph, 100, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , , 1, , 3,3,4, , 2780,
  • , 5, b, Reed, Joseph, 10, Barren, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 5, , Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , 70,
  • , 5, , Gatewood, Robert S., 0, , , , , , , 1, , 7, 11, 6, 1, ?,
  • , 5, , Goodin, Lewis, 50, Barren, Blue Spring, Turley, , , , 1, , , , 6, , ,
  • , 5, , Shirley, , , Barren, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 5, , Shockley, , , Barren, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 5, , Skaggs, , , Barren, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 6, , Ried, Menius?, 100, Barren, L. Barren, Hardins, , , , 1, , 1,1,2, , 1600,
  • , 7, a, Harding, Cuthbert, 193, Barren, L. Barren, Ferdinand??, , , , 1, , 2, 2, 2, , ,
  • , 7, a, Harding, Cuthbert, 30, Barren, L. Barren, C Harding, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 7, c, Ried, Matthew, 100, Barren, L. Barren, W Lamb, , , , 1, , 0, 1, 4, , ,
  • , 7, c, Ried, thomas, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,
  • , 7, , Harding, Martin, ?, Barren, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , ?, , Combe, John, 100, Barren, Blue Spring, unknown, , , , 1, , , , 3, , 400,
    05 Mar 1824 (Barren Co., KY Marriage Records) Benjamin Combs & Anne GOODIN, March 5, 1824, Sur: Louis GOODIN, Md. April 27, 1824 by Robert LEEPER. (MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1799-1849, "THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS," by Martha Powell Reneau, p. 49) Search Words: GOODWIN
    1825 Barren Co., KY Deeds- Grantor Index, FHL Microfilm 209,710, extracted by Connie Sheets: Benjamin Combs to James JOLIFF (Kind of Instrument: Mortgage) in Deed Bk K p. 281 personal property
    1825 KY Barren Co: Tax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon. See note above.

  • , Hardy's, a, Combs, John, 100, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , 1, , , , 2, , 420,
  • , Hardy's, a, Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 0, , 0,
  • , ?, b, Combs, Thomas, 20, Barren, Big Barren, Combs, , , , 1, , , ,3, , 590,
  • , ?, b, Combs, Thomas, lots, Barren, , , , , , , , , , , , , 3 lots in Jamestown - $10
  • , Hardy's, c, Gatewood, Robert S., 150, Barren, Barrens, , , , , 1, , 6, 13, 4, , 5900,
  • , Hardy's, c, Gatewood, Robert S., 50, Barren, Beaver Creek, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , Gorin's, , Read, James W., 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 0, , 0,
  • , Hall's, , Read, Walter W., 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 2, , 100,
  • , Hardy's, , Ratliff, Stephen, 100, Barren, Blue Spring, , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , Hardy's, , Reed, Joseph, 10, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , , 1, , 3, 3, 4, , 2300,
  • , Gee's?, , Reed, Thomas, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,
  • , Gee's?, , Reed, Matthew, 150, Barren, L. Barren, W. Lamb, , , , 1, ,0, 1, 3, , ,


  • 3 Nov 1825 Kentucky Land Warrant John McCombs 200 Acres Bk U:377 Cook & Sink Water course (Contributed by Barbara Rivas from Kentucky Land Grants by Willard R. Jillson)
    1826 KY Barren Co: Tax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon. See note above.

  • 5- Craddock, , Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 0, , ,
  • , 5-Craddock, , Combs, John, 100, Barren, L. Barren, , , R. Thompson?, 1, , , , 2, , ,
  • , , , G section too hard to read, Barren, , , , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , 4, a, Reed, Joseph, 100, Barren, , Mathews, , , , 1, , 3, 3, 6, , ,
  • , 4, a, Reed, Joseph, 10, Barren, , Mathews, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 16 - Cook's, , Read, Matthew, 150, Barren, L. Barren, W Lamb, , , , 1, , 1, 2, 4, , ,
  • , 17 - Cook's, , Read, Thomas, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,
  • , , , R - much of R section impossible to read, Barren, , , , , , 1, , , , , , ,

  • 1827
  • 9 - Craddock, Combs, John, 100, Barren, L. Barren, W Lamm, , , , 1,, , , 1, , 350,
  • , 10 - Craddock, Combs, Benjamin, 0, Barren, , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,
  • , 7, a, Gatewood, Robert S., 150, Barren, Beaver Creek, unknown, , , ,1, , 4, 8, 6, , ,
  • , 7, a, Gatewood, Robert S., 115, Barren, Beaver Creek, unknown, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 9 -Craddock, b, Read, Joseph, 150, Barren, L. Barren, J. Matthews, , , , 1, , 3, 3, 6, , ,
  • , 9 -Craddock, b, Read, Joseph, 10, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , 9 -Craddock, , Read, Matthew, 150, Barren, L. Barren, W. Lamm, , ,,1, , 2, 2, 3, , ,
  • , 11 - Stockton, Reed, thomas, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,

  • 1828

  • , , Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 0, , ,
  • , , , Combs or Cowley, John, 250, Barren, Glover's Creek, unknown, , , , 1, , , , 6, , , This does not fit with other John Combs listings, so may be someone else
  • , , , Gatewood, Robert S., 150, Barren, Beaver Creek, unknown, , , ,1, , 2, 3, 3, , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Robert S., 165, Barren, Beaver Creek, unknown, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Read, thomas, lot, Barren, , , , , , 1, , , , , , , One town lot
  • , , , Ried, Matthew, 150, Barren, SFLBarren, W Lamm, , , , 1, , 1, 1, 5, , ,
  • , , c, Ried, Lewis, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,
  • , , c, Ried, Joseph, 150, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , , 1, , 2, 3, 5, , ,
  • , , c, Ried, Joseph, 10, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , , , , , , , , ,

  • Apr 1828 Barren County Order Book 5, Dec 1827-Feb 1838, Gorin Genealogy Publishing, (c) March 1991 extracted by Natalie McClendon

    Page 9, April Court 1828: "Commonwealth vs William Goodman for Bastardy, charge by Jane Combs of Barren County, a single woman, who made oath before John Birks, Esqr, that William was the father of a bastard child."

    Page 11, May Court 1828. "Commonwealth vs William Goodman, appeared in Court. Wm Goodman and Lewis Goodman acknowledged their indebtedness to the Commonwealth. Wm. Goodman to answer charge made by Jane Combs of him being father of bastard child." Barren Co., KY Deeds - Grantor Index, FHL Microfilm 209,710: John and Phebe Combs to Joseph REED Deed in Deed Bk* Description* (*Extracted by Connie Sheets who adds I must have inadvertently quit before completing this entry.

    NOTE: It is has been questioned whether or not Lewis Goodman is the same as Louis Goodin, father of Benjamin Combs' wife Ann, and what relationship Lewis is to William Goodman, and whether Jane is the female age 10-15 in John Combs' household in the 1820 census. See further discussion in the email archives. Also note that further research is needed to determine if the Jane Combs here is the same as the Jane Combs who married Josiah Williams in Washington Co., IL 2 Sep 1835. and, or is the same Jane, a daughter of Nimrod Combs, married Josiah Williams
    1828
    15th Dec 1828 Barren Co., KY Deed Book L- Page 379 dated 12/15/1828-Barren County, transcribed by Myra Britt, and annotated by Birdie Totty McNutt: COMBS TO READ

    This Indenture made & entered into this 15th day of December 1828. between John Combs and Phebe COMBS his wife of the one part and Joseph Read of the other part both of the County of Barren and State of Kentucky Witnefseth [witnesseth] that the said John COMBS and Phebe his wife hath this day bargained sold and conveyed unto Joseph READ a certain tract or parcel of Land whereon the said John COMBS now lives being a part of a 200 Acres Survey, whereon sd Joseph READ Now lives containing one hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Barren and State aforesaid on the waters of little Barren river for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars in ....... in hand paid and bounded as follows (Towit) Beginning at four pointers near the graveyard at said READSe Corner on the Noill near Cuthbert HARDINGS thence North 60 West 156 poles to pointers, thence North 36 East 186 poles to white oak and pointers, thence South 46E 20 poles to a post oak and two pointers thence with a straight line to the Beginning and the said John COMBS and Phebee his wife do bind themselves their Heirs and afsigns [assigns] from the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever, with all the appertenances thereunto belonging. In Testimony whereof, we have hereunto Set our hands & fixed our seals the day and date above written
    John COMBS {Seal}
    Phebe E COMBS {Seal}
    Barren County, To wit,
    I Williams Logan Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that the forgoing Deed of Conveyance from John COMBS & Wife to Joseph READ was acknowledged before me by the said COMBS to be his act and Deed. Phebe E COMBS wife of the said John COMBS being examined by me seperate [separate] and apart from her said husband, declared that she willingly and voluntarely [volunterely] acknowledged & Deliveredthe said writing as her act and Deed, that she thereby desires to release to the said Joseph READ, all her right and interest, in the Land thereby conveyed and intends never to retract her acknowledgment, whereupon the aforesaid deed and ...........
    Barren : Tax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon (See Note above)

    1829,
  • , a, Combs, John, 100,Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , 3, 1, , 0, 0, 1, , ,
  • , , a, Combs, Benjamin, 0, Barren, , , , , 0, 1, , 0, 0, 0, , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Robert S., same as 1828, Barren, , , , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , , , Reed, Thomas, 2 lots, Barren, , , , , , 1, , , , , , , 2 lots in Edmunton - $150
  • , , , Reed, Matthew, 150, Barren, L. Barren, unknown, , , 0, 1, , 2, 2, 5, , ,
  • , , , Reid, Lewis, 0, , , , , , 0, 1, , 0, 0, 0, , ,
  • , , b, Read, Joseph, 100, Barren, L. Barren, , , , 5, 1, , 2, 3, 6, , ,
  • , , b, Read, Joseph, 10, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , b, Read, Joseph, 100, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , , , , , , , ,

  • 08 Jan 1829 Booker LANE married Sally COMB (sic), Jan 8, 1829 by John H. BAKER. (MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1799-1849, "THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS," by Martha Powell Reneau, p. 154)

    Notes: Booker and Sally Combs Lane are named in an 1860 Allen Co., KY deed by her father, Thomas Combs of Big Barren River.
    1 Sep 1829 [Barren County, KY Deed Book L, Page 491 dated 9/1/1829, transcribed by Myra Britt, and annotated by Birdie Totty McNutt 2001]: CROW to COMBS

    This Indenture made this 1st day September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty nine, between William CROW & Susan his wife Joshua CROW and Sally his Wife, Ezekiel HUFFMAN and Elizabeth his wife, Andrew L CROW and Emmely his Wife, Julius HUFFMAN and Nancy his Wife & Hetty(?) MOODY of the County of Monroe and State of Kentucky of the one part and John COMBS of the County of Barren and State aforesaid of the other part witnefseth [witnesseth] that the above names William CROW and Wife Joshua CROW & wife Ezekiel HUFFMAN & Wife Julius HUFFMAN & wife Andrew L CROW & Wife, and Hetty (?) MOODY, that this day bargained and sold and do by these presents bargain sell and deliver a certain tract or parcel of Land unto thesaid John COMBS containing two hundred Acres be the same more of lefs [less] lying in the County of Barren and State aforesaid on the Waters of little Barren for the sum of $500 to us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and bounded as follows, Towit, Beginning on the line of Daniel BROWN at a hickory thence extending with ROBINSONs line South 40 West 179 poles to a white oak and pointers thence North 50 West, 179 poles, to a black Oak in the Barrens thence North 40 East 179 poles to a white Oak and pointers thence South 50 East 179 poles to the Beginning which tract of land we the above named Wm CROW and Wife Joshua CROW & Wife Andrew L CROW & Wife Julius HUFFMAN & Wife Ezekiel HUFFMAN & Wife & Hetty (?) MOODY do warrant and Defend against the claim of us, and our Heirs, and against the claims of all other persons whatsoever, to him the said John COMBS, together with all appertenances thereunto set our hands and seals this day & date above written,
    attest
    Wm Crow & Susan Crow {Seal}
    Elijah Ferguson
    Joshua & Sally Crow {Seal}
    Barren County To wit
    Ezekiell & Elizabeth Huffman {Seal}

    I as clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid A L Crow & Emely {X her Mark} {Seal} do certify that the foregoing Deed of Conveyance from the Heirs of John CROW Hetty (?) MOODY {X her mark} {Seal} Deceased to John L COMBS,was on the 11th day of September 1929 Julius & Nancy HUFFMAN {Seal} proven before me by the Oath of Benjamin COMBS, and Elijah FERGUSON, to be the act and Deed of Hetty (?) MOODY, Andrew L CROW and Julius HUFFMAN. And the said Deed was acknowledged before me to be the Act and Deed of the said William CROW & Susan his wife Joshua CROW & Sally his wife Ezekiel HUFFMAN & Elizabeth his wife by their attorney in fact Abraham INYARD and that I examined Nancy HUFFMAN seperate & apart from Julius HUFMAN her Husband as the Law directs that she declared that she freely & voluntarily acknowledged and delivered the said Conveyance as her act and Deed that she thereby Releases & Conveys to the said COMBS all the rights title interest & claims that she hath in the land thereby conveyed and designs not to retract and consented that the same be Recorded thereupon the aforesaid Deed and this Certificate hath been duly admited to Record the 10th day of November 1829. Teste W Logan clk

    BTM Notes: This is most likely the same John and Benjamin COMBS found in the 1820 and 1830 census for Barren County, KY, and the two that were mentioned in the murder case of Lewis BURTON. Elijah FERGUSON maybe kin to the Lewis FERGUSON who sold John L. COMBS land also on September 11, 1829.
    5 Sep 1829 [BarrenCo., KY Deed Book L, Page 490 dated 9/5/1829 transcribed by Myra Britt, and annotated by Birdie Totty McNutt 2001]: FERGUSON to COMBS

    This Indenture made this 5th day of September Eighteen hundred and twenty nine between Lewis FERGUSON and Polly FERGUSON his wife of the one part and John L COMBS of the other part, both of the County of Barren State of Kentucky Witnefseth [Witnesseth] that the said Lewis FERGUSON and Wife hath this day bargained sold and conveyed and do by these presents bargain sell and convey unto said COMBS a certain tract or parcel of Land, lying and being in the County and State aforesaid containing six Acres, more or lefs [less] on the waters of little Barren River for the sum of twentythree dollars, to them in hand paid, the receip [receipt] whereof they do hereby acknowledge, and bounded as follows, Towit, Beginning on two chestnuts trees on the South side of the Road, near John CROWS line thence with said line N5W 50 poles to a red Oak thence with SHOCKLEYS line, South 85 West, 85 poles to CROWS line thence South 50 East 64 poles to the Beginning which tract of Land we the said above bound Lewis FERGUSON and Polly FERGUSON do warrant and defend from us & our Heirs and afsigns [assigns] and do warrant and defend right and title of said land from all and every person or persons whatsoever together with all the appertenances thereunto our hands and affixed our seals, the day and date above written,
    Lewis FERGUSON {Seal}
    Polly {X her mark} FERGUSON {Seal}
    Signed Sealed & delivered in persence of us.
    Benjamin COMBS. Elija FERGUSON, John ENNIS, Joseph REED

    Barren County-(Towit)
    I as Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that the foregoing Deed, from Lewis FERGUSON and Polly his wife to John L. COMBS was on the day of the date hereof proved before me to be the act and Deed of the said Lewis FERGUSON by the Oaths of Benjamin COMBS and Elijah FERGUSON subscribing Witnefses whereupon the aforesaid Deed of Conveyance and this Certificate hath been duly admited to Record, in my office on the 11th day of September 1829.
    Teste W Logan clk

    BTM Notes: Benjamin COMBS was most likely the same as the Benjamin who was mentioned and marked out in the summon regarding the murder of Lewis BURTON by John L. COMBS.
    1830 US Census, Barren Co., KY extracted by Deb Coombs

    p. 129
    John McCOMBS
    00120000001 males//0000101 females
    1 male 10-15; 2 males 15-20; 1 male 80-90; 1 female 20-30; 1 female 40-50

    p. 149
    Benjamin Combs
    10001 males//11001 females
    1 male under 5; 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 20-30

    p. 149
    John Combs
    011001 males//101001
    1 male 5-10; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 30-40; 1 female under 5; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 30-40

    p. 165
    Elizabeth McCOMBS
    00111 males//01211001 females
    1 male 10-15; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 20-30; 1 female 5-10; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 20-30; 1 female 50-60
    Barren Co., KY: Tax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon (see note above)

    1830-31
  • , , , Combs, James, ?, Barren, Glover's Creek, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Combs, Zur, ?, Barren, Glover's Creek, , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Combs, John, 200, Barren, B. Creek?, , , , , 1, , 0, 1, 2, , ,
  • , , , Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 1, , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Fletcher, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , 11, , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Robert S., 300, Barren, B. Creek , , , , , 1, , 6, 8, ?, , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Robert S., 250, Barren, Barren, , , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Acless, 0, Barren, , , , , , 1, , 1, , 1, , ,
  • , , a, Reed, Tilford, 0, , , , , , , 1, , , , , , ,
  • , , a, Reed, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , b, Reed, Philadelphia, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 3, 0, 1, , ,
  • , , b, Reed, Miss Jane, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 0, 1, 1, , ,
  • , , c, Reed, Lewis, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 0, , ,
  • , , c, Reed, Amy, 150, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , 0, , 1, 0, 4, , ,
  • , , c, Reed, Joseph, 260, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , 1, , 2, 4, 7, , ,
  • , , c, Reed, Thomas, lots, Barren, , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 4, , , lots in Edmunton
  • , , c, Reed, Matthew, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 2, , ,
  • , , d, Reed, John, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 1, 1, , ,
  • , , d, Reed, Levi, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 1, 1, , ,

  • 1831Tax List for Allen Co., KY transcribed by Debi Kendricks, includes: Thomas Combs 200 acres Allen Coon B. River, 1 male over 16; 3 children over 5 & under 16; 3 stud horses; value $2 an acre; 100 acres Barrin Co on G. Creek value $1 an acre

    Notes: G. Creek is probably Glovers Creek (See 1835 below)
    10-23 Jun 1831 Zur Combs and Sarah PECK, June 10, 1831, Sur: Jacob PECK, md. June 23, 1831 by John H. OWEN. (MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1799-1849, "THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS," by Martha Powell Reneau, p. 49)

    Notes: Could the above Zur Combs have been the same named as his son by Thomas Combs of Big Barren River, Allen Co., KY in 1860? See also the 1828 marriage of Zur Combs of Allen Co., KY and the 1838 marriage of Zur Combs to Susannah/Louisianna PECK below.See Also the Combs-Pecks of Jefferson & Greene Cos TN, including Jacob Peck Combs (Carlton Combs Letter), and Combs with DENTONS & ODELLS on McFarlin's Creek.
    1 Sep 1831 Barren Co., KY Deed Book M, Page 284, transcribed by Myra Britt, and annotated by Birdie (Totty) McNutt 2001]: SAMPLES to COMBS

    This Indenture made this 1st day of September 1831 Between Mathew SAMPLES of Barrin County Kentucky of the one part and Zur COMBS of the County of Allen & State aforesaid Witnefseth [witnesseth] that the said Mathew SAMPLES for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars to me in hand paid by the sd Zur COMBS the receipt where is ......is hereby acknowledged & my selfe therewith fully satisfied have Bargained sold and deliver & by these presents in plain and open market awarding to due form of law do bargain sell and deliver unto the said Zur COMBSa certain tract or parcel of land lying in Barren County on the waters of Trace Creek it being a part of a 200 Acre Survey and the same on which Mathew R Samples did live Beginnining at a large black Oak North West Corner of said Survy thence East 74 poles to a forked black oak thence S27E 60 poles to a beach & dogwood thence S10W130 poles to a stake on the South boundary line of the original survey thence West 6 .... to a beech & sugartree the South West corner of sd survey containing one hundred acres which together with all appertanances thereunto Belonging .... the said Mathew SAMPLES do bind myselfe my heirs Executors & administrators forthwith claiming or to claim unto him the said COMBS his heirs exectors administrators as afsigns [assigns].... an indefesible inheritenance in fee simple .......... whereof I have set my hand & affixed my seal the day and date above written
    Teste Mathew Samples{Seal}
    Robt B SAMPLES
    Lewis W PECK

    Barren County Kentucky
    I William Logan Clerk of the county forsaid County do certify that the within & foregoing deed of conveyance from Mathew SAMPLES to Zur COMBS was on the 17th day of October 1831 proved before me to be the act & Deed of the said Matthew SAMPLES by the oathes of Robert R SAMPLES & James COMBS subscribing witnefth [witnesseth] and thereupon the afsd Deed & this certificate hath been duly Recorded in my Office
    Test W Loganclerk

    BTM Notes: Zur COMBS is the son of Thomas COMBS of Allen Co., KY, Lewis W. PECK, is his later brother in law and the son of Jacob and Sally (Bush) PECK. James COMBS may likely be his brother who was later married to Zilphia Hunt.
    20 Oct 1832 Barren Co., KY Deed Book N, Page 171 transcribed by Myra Britt, and annotated by Birdie (Totty) McNutt 2001: KELSEY to COMBS

    This Indenture made and entered into this 20th day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty two between John KELSEY of Allen county and State of Kentucky of the one part and James COMBS of the County aforesaid & State aforesaid of the other part Witnefsth [Witnesseth] that for and inconsideration of the sum of sixty dollars paid to me by the said James COMBS the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give grant sell and convey to the said COMBS his Heirs and afsigns [assigns] a certain tract or parcel of Land being and lying the County of Barren & State of Kentucky and containing one hundred Acres to be the samemore or lefs [less] and Bounded as follows (Viz) Beginning on a white Oakon Trace Creek, thence South 30DE. 180 poles, to two Red Oaks, thence North 60D E 90 poles, to a dogwood & stake on Hugh HASSHEYS Corner thence on said line North 30 East 180 poles to a dogwood and stake thence South 60D W 90 poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold the same, unto the said J COMBS, his Heirs and afsigns [assings] to his and their use and behoof, forever, and I do covenant with the said J COMBS, his Heirs and fsigns [assigns], that I am seized in free of the princifles? [principles] that they are free of all incumbrance and that I Will Warrant and defend the same unto the said J COMBS, his Heirs and afsigns [assigns] forever against the claim or claims of all and every person whatever-Testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my seal this the day and date first above mentioned
    Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
    John KELSY {Seal}
    Zur COMBS
    James KELSEY
    Samuel KELSEY

    Barren County Court Clerks Office ?
    I William Logan Clerk of the County Court for the said County do Certify that the foregoing Deed of Conveyance from John KELSEY to James COMBS was proved before me to be the act and Deed of the said John KELSEY, by the Oath of James KELSEY on the 1st day of March, and on the 19th day of August 1833 by the Oath of Zur COMBS whereupon the aforesaid Deed and this Certificate were duly admited to Record in my office
    Teste W Logan Clerk

    Notes: James COMBS is most likely the son of Thomas COMBS of Allen Co., KY. The above Zur COMBS also may likely be the son of Thomas COMBS as both are named in his will. We also have Zur COMBS married to Jane KELSEY March 21, 1828 in Allen Co., KY. Do we have two Zur COMBS in the area at same time OR was Zur COMBS married to both PECK and KELSEY?
    17-21 May 1833 Combs, James to Zilpha HUNT, May 17, 1833, Sur: Zur Combs, consent father Jonathan HUNT, Zilpha of age. Wit: Zur Combs, Md. May 21, 1833 by Levi ROARK. (MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1799-1849, "THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS," by Martha Powell Reneau, p. 49)

    Notes: Could the above James & Zur Combs have been the same named as his sons by Thomas Combs of Big Barren River, Allen Co., KY in 1860? Also note Levi ROARK and see the Combs-ROARK Families of Hawkins Co., TN & Perry Co., KY, and that Zur is a given name found among the Combs of Shenandoah Co., VA.
    Barren Co., KY: Tax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon (See note above)

    1834
  • , , , Combs, John L., 211, --, --, , , , , 1, , 0, 1, 2, , ,
  • , , , Combs, Benjamin, 0, Barren, , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 0, , ,
  • , , , Gatewood, Achilles, 325, Barren, Blue Spring, , , , 1, , 3, 9,1, , ,
  • , , a, Reed, Matthew, 100, Barren, L. Barren, William Lamb, , , 1, ,1,1, 4, , ,
  • , , a, Reed, thomas, lots, Barren, , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 4, , , 2 improved lots in Edmunton
  • , , b, Reed, Levi, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 1, 0, , ,
  • , , b, Reed, Mrs. Delphia, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 3, 3, 1, , ,
  • , , b, Reed, Miss Jane, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 0, 1, 1, , ,
  • , , b, Read, John, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 0, 1, 1, , , may have the numbers wrong, no male?
    16 Jul 1834 Barren Co., KY Marriage Bonds transcribed by T Sheldon

    Know all men by these presents that us, John M Combs and Wm. Landrum are held and bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Sum of Fifty Pounds current. This of will and truly to be paid, we bind ourselves and our heirs firmly by these presents. Sealed and dated this 16th day of July 1834. The consideration of the above Obligation is such that there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John McCombs and Elizabeth Atkinson. Therefore, if there be no lawful cause to proceed said marriage then this obligation to be laid, also to receive in full face and in true. [Sealed by John mc Combs and Wm. Landrum]
    20 Sep 1834 Barren County, KY Deed Book P, Page 217, 9/20/1834, transcribed by Myra Britt, and annotated by Birdie (Totty) McNutt 2001]: COMBS to THOMAS

    Know all men by these presents that I Thomas COMBS of Allen County and State of KY hath this day for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to me in hand paid, the recept whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and delivered to David THOMAS of Said County and State .... certain tract or parcel of land laying and being in Barren County and State affor Said, and bounded as followeth (Towit) Beginning at the S.W. Corner two black Oaks thence with CARTERS line S60W74 poles to three poplars his corner with his line S30E18 poles to a poplar and black gum, corner to 100 acres in the name of CARTER or BROWN with his line S60W.40 poles to four dogwood, thence N20W190 poles to a poplar and two dogwoods where Sd WILSONS fifty acre Survey calls for a dogwood, thence with his line S59E115 poles to a stake on John WILSONS line, thence with WILSONS on line to the Beginning containing fifty acres be the Same more or lefs [less], the right of which I the Sd COMBS do bind myself my heirs and assigns to warrent and defend free from methe Sd COMBS, my heirs and assigns to him the Sd THOMAS his heirs and assigns and free from all claim or claims to him the Sd THOMAS his heirs or assigns forever with all the appertences thereunto in Witnefs [Witness] whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 20th day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
    Test. K. D. Dopey (?)
    Thomas COMBS {Seal}
    Zur COMBS, James COMBS
    State of Kentucky Barren County ...
    I Thomas I. Helm Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that this deed from Thomas COMBS to David THOMAS was among the deeds left in my office unrecorded by William Logan late clerk with this and ...... thereon towit. 1835 Foley 16. proved by Jas COMBS 1836. July 9th proved by Zur COMBS from which it appears that the said deed was fully proved. Whereupon the Samet ogether with this certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office Given under myhand this 20th day of July 1839.
    T Helm ????

    Notes: Thomas COMBS was said to have been married to Deborah THOMAS. Could this David THOMAS be related to Deborah wife of Thomas COMBS? We know that Thomas had sons named James and Zur according to his will.
    ????? Combs, Westley M. to _____, _____, Sur: Robert YATES. (MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1799-1849,"THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS," by Martha Powell Reneau, p. 49)

    Notes: See Combs-YATES in Jefferson & White Counties, TN
    Barren Co. KY: Tax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon (See note above)

    1835
  • , , a, Combs, James, 100, Barren, Glover's Creek, W Kilroy, , , , 1, , , , 1, , 175,
  • , , a, Combs, Elijah, 100, Barren, Glover's Creek, W Kilroy, , , , 0, ,0, 0, 0, , 100,
  • , , , Combs, Zurr, 100, Barren, Trace Cr., unknown, , , , 1, , 0, 0, 3, , 200,
  • , , b, Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 0, , 0,
  • , , b, Combs, John, 211, Barren, Barren, Crow, , , , 1, , 0, 1, 3, ,1050,
  • , , b, Combs & Reed, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 700, one store
  • , , , Reed, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 1, , 35,
  • , , , Reed, Lewis, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 1, , 30,
  • , , c, Reed, Joseph, 200, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , 1, , 3, 4, 6, ,2475, $100 worth of cattle
  • , , c, Reed, Joseph, 10, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , d, Reed, John, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 1, 2, , 330,
  • , , d, Reed, Philadelphia, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 3, 3, 1, , 760,
  • , , d, Reed, Jane, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 0, 1, 1, , 340,
  • , , d, Reed, Thomas, lots, Barren, , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 3, , 600, 2 town lots in Edmunton
  • , , d, Reed, Matthew, 150, Barren, L. Barren, Lamm, , , , 1, , 1, 1,1, , 1000, $12 worth of cattle

  • 20 Feb 1835 Grantee: Combs, Thos; Acres: 50; Book: G-2, Page:43; Date Survey:2-20-1835; County: Barren; Watercourse: Glovers Creek Kentucky Land Grants, Jolson, p. 510)
    21 Sep 1835 filed 21 Apr 1852 submitted by Natalie McClendon from Pettis Co, MO Deeds, Vol E, page 454-456 (reel C5187 Mo State Archives)

    This deed of conveyance and Indenture made & entered into this 21st day of September in the year of our Lord 1835 between John L. Combs of the County of Barren & State of Kentucky of the one part and John READ of said County and State of the other part. [Witness?] the said John L. Combs for & in consideration of ten dollars to [?] in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents by him the said John Read to[reciept?] thereof he doth hereby acknowledge as well also for other considerations hereinafter set forth and [exposed?] hath granted bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and [carry?] unto him the said John Read the following described property towit. A certain young negro woman of about seventeen years of age by the name of Malinda together with all her increase also choice of my bedsteads beds & necessary and suitable bed clothing and furniture complete therefore to be made choice of from my present stock of household furniture by him the said John Read likewise all the right title claim interest and demand to any property or estate whatever whether real or personal that I at any time now and hereafter have a right to in right of my present wife Pheby Combs at the death of her mother Delphia Read, whether in the possession of my said wife's mother at her death or in action or otherwise not reduced to her possession.To have & to hold said property herein described and every part and parcel thereof together with all [& every?] of its increase [?] to him the said John Read his heirs and assigns forever. Nevertheless on the following conditions [? ?] provisions and restrictions and none else whatever, that is to say he the same John Read is to have hold and possess said young negro woman Malinda together with her increase and the choice aforsaid of bedsteads, beds and necessary and suitable bed clothing and furniture complete therefore to the sole and entire benefit use enjoyment and [emalument?] ofher the said Pheby Combs wife of the said John Combs for and during of her life and after death to the sole and entire benefit use enjoyment and [emolument] of Fenton S. Combs daughter of the said John L. Combs by his said wife PhebyCombs in absolute [fee?] and the balance of said property herein conveyed together with all and every of its increase if any there be the said John Read to have hold and possess the same in trust to the sole use benefit enjoyment and emolument of him the said John L. Combs for and duringhis life, and at the death of the said John L. Combs then next to the sole use benefit enjoyment and emolument of her the said Pheby Combs wife of himthe said John L. Combs for and during her life, and at her death then next to the said Fenton S.Combs daughter of the said John L. Combs by his wife Pheby Combs in absolute [fee]. And in case of the death of either of the parties at any time for whose benefit the last mentioned trust being made the right of the others in trust to continue and be enjoyed respectively by the surviving parties, according to the true [? ?] and substantial meaning of the said deed, and he the said John L. Combs for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with him the said John L. Combs his heirs executors and administrators that he will faithfully comply with and fulfill the [same several?] trusts as herein being particularly set forth in manner and form as aforesaid. In witness whereof the said parties have herein affixed their hands and seals the day and year as first [?] written John L. Combs {seal} John Read{seal}

    Barren County Kentucky trust
    I William Logan clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid do certify that the within and foregoing deed of trust from John L. Combs to John Read was on the 21st day of September 1835. Acknowledged before me by the said John L. Combs and John Read to be therein Act and deed for the uses and purposes therein aforesaid, whereupon the aforesaid deed of trust and this certificate were duly admitted to record in my [Office?] Test W Logan Clk State of Kentucky Barren County
    Let. I Thomas J. Logan Clerk of the County Court for said County certify that the forgoing is a true copy of the deed of trust from John L. Combs to John Read now of record in my office In testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand And affixed the seal of office at Glasgow this 22nd day of July 1844 Filed for record April 21st, 1852 Tho J. Nelson [@ BCC?]

    NC Note: (A laywer might know some of the words I can't decipher) There is a lot of information here, besides all the 'aforesaids' and 'heretofors'. Pheby Combs disappears between the 1850 and 1860 Pettis Co., MO census, and probably died, which might explain why this deed was filed in Pettis Co., in 1852. John Read was a neighbor of John L. Combs in Barren Co, and Combs sold Read some land that Read lived on, but I haven't seen any record of Combs buying the land in the first place. This deed suggests that he may have come by it through his wife's inheritance.
    22 Sep 1835 Barren Deed Book N-Page 369 transcribed by Myra Britt, with annotations by Birdie McNutt]

    THIS INDENTURE made and entered into this 22 day of Sept 1835 between Hugh HARSHEY of the County of wilson <sic> and State of Tennessee of the one part and Elijah COMBS of the County of Barren & State of Kentucky of the other part witnefseth [witnesseth] that the said Hugh HARSHEY of the County & State aforesaid for and in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and myself therewith fully satisfied have granted bargained sold confirmed and delivered unto the Said Elijah COMBS of the State and County aforesaid a Certain tract or parcel of land. Situate and being in Barren County and State of Kentucky On the waters of Trace Creek and bounded as follows towit Beginning at a dogwood. Stake thence N60E. 90 poles. to a double poplar. thence N30 W. 180 poles to a stake thence South 60 W. 90 poles to a dogwood & Stake thence S.30 E 180 poles, to the Beginning Containing One hundred acres more of lefs with its Sundry and all appertinances To have and To Hold. the Said tract or parcel of land with all and every appertinance thereunto belonging or appertaining thereto to the Said Elijah COMBS.his heirs or afsigns forever and the said Hugh HARSHEYdoth bind & obligate himself to warrant and defend the above named trace or parcel of land from any & every other claim whatever either under memy heirs, administrators or any other person whatever In TestimonyWhereof I have hereinto my hand and affixed my Seal this date above named. And in the presence of doth deliver the Said tract of land. Signed before enterlined(?) [underlined]
    Benj GOSNELL
    Hugh HARSHEY {Seal}
    Robt R. Samples

    Barren County KY Sct
    I William Logan Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do Certify that the within & foregoing deed of Conveyance from Hugh HARSHEY to Elijah COMBS was on the 25th day of Sept. 1835 proved to be the act and deed. of the Said Hugh HARSHEY by the Oath of Robert R. Samples and by the Oath of Benjamin GOSNELL on the 16th day of November and year aforesaid whereupon the aforesaid deed and this Certificate were duly admitted to Record in my office Attest W. Logan Clk

    BTM Notes: According to my data base, Hugh HARSHEY was married in Sumner Co., TN to Frances BURK on January 3rd 1820.I also have a Joseph HARSHEY of Frederick Co., VA who was married to Mary RUTTER on Feb. 24th, 1796. It is not known how Joseph and Hugh are related at this time. The witness Benjamin GOSNELL was the husband of Deborah COMBS GOSNELL, daughter of Thomas COMBS, the elder of Allen Co. and the brother in law of Elijah COMBS.
    KY Barren Co: Tax lists 1799-1840extracted by Natalie McClendon (see note above)

    1836

  • , , , Combs, Zur, 100, Barren, Trace Cr., unknown, , , , 1, , 0, 0, 1, , 300,
  • , , a, Combs, James, 100, Barren, Glover's Creek, unreadable, , , , 1, , 0, 0, 1, , 180,
  • , , a, Combs, Elijah, 100, Barren, Glover's Creek, , , , 1, , 0, 0, 1, , 125,
  • , , , Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 0, , 0,
  • , , , Combs, John L., 211, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , 1, , 1, 1, 2, ,1007, no question about stores; 2 apart from Benjamin
  • , , , Read, Jos., 210, Barren, L. Barren, , , , , 1, , 3, 4, 7, , 2635, $50 cattle
  • , , , Reed, John, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 1, 3, , 350,
  • , , , Reed, Philadelphia, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 3, 0, 1, , 750,
  • , , b, Read, Levi, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 0, , 0,
  • , , b, Read & Combs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 600, 1 merchandise
  • , , , Reed, Thomas, lot, Barren, , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 4, , 700, 1 lot in Edmunton & 2 Edmunton
  • , , c, Reed, Matthew, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 1, , 100,
  • , , c, Reed, Amy, 150, Barren, L. Barren, Lamm, , , , 0, , 1, 1, 0, , 850,
  • , , c, Reed, Lewis, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 2, , 150,

  • 21 Jan 1836 to 12 Mar 1836 INDICTMENT FOR MURDER, JOHN COMBS: VICTIM- LEWIS BURTON GRAND JURY (Transcribed by Birdie (Totty) McNutt)
    Commonwealth of Kentucky - Barren County & Circuit, SCT

    The Jurors of the Grand Jury sworn to inquire in and for the County and Circuit of Barren - By the authority of the Common-wealth on their oaths present that JOHN COMBS late of the Barren Circuit aforesaid. Laborer, on the twenty fifty fay <sic> of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty six in the County and Circuit of Barren not having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the Devil did with malice aforethought murder LEWIS BURTON in the pace of God and the Commonwealth then & there by then and therewith a large Knife of the length of three inches stabbing the said LEWIS BURTON in the right thingh [thigh] or hip about the Joint of the hip making thereby a large wound of the depth of four inches and of the width of one inch.of which wound the said LEWIS BURTON did then & there lanquish and lanquishing did live until the fourth day of February in the said year when the said LEWIS BURTON did then and there die of the said wound so given and inflicted by the said JOHN COMBS -so the Grand Jurors aforesaid do say tha t(on their oaths aforesaid) - the said JOHN COMBS did on the day & year aforeaid [aforesaid] of his malice aforethought Kill and Murder the said LEWIS BURTON, contrary to the form the statute in such cases made & provided and against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. /s/ Thos. BRANSFORD, Foreman

    WARRENT- Issued Sept 1836 for JOHN COMBS to the sheriff of Barren Co. Ky noted not found in my bailiwick by _______ Deputy Sheriff.

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky to the Sheriff or any constable of Barren County Greetings - whereas James SCRIMIGER of said County hath this Day made oath before me SAMUEL ANDERSON a Justice of the Peace for said County that JOHN COMBS of said County on the 25th day of January Last did on a sudden ocation (occasion) Kill and in the fury of this mind Feloniously Strike and Stab a certain LEWIS BURTON of a mortal wound in the hip of which mortal wound the said LEWIS BURTON Lanquished and Died.- There are therefore to command you fourthwith To apprehend the said JOHN COMBS and bring him before me and Some other Justice ofthe Peace for Said County to answer said Charge and further To Be dealth with according to law Given under my hand and Seal the 12th day of March 1836. /s/ S. ANDERSON, JPBC

    SUMMON: In Behalf of the Comonweath -
    James DOUGHERTY
    Jefferson CLACK
    Alexander MCCANDLISS
    Fleming BOWLES
    Lattermore RENNICK
    W M CULLINS
    James H. GASSAWAY
    John F. BOWLS
    Samuel BARRETT
    John READ
    Betsy GOODEN
    Hetty SCRIMEGER
    Horatio THOMPSON
    Willis POLSON
    T. GOODEN
    Ben FRAZER
    S. ANDERSON
    URIAH HUFFMAN

    These names were written, then marked out: H. GATEWOOR. Benj COMBS.
    /s/ SEMPLES, Attorney
    end of Bundle

    BTM Notes: Apparently JOHN COMBS may have lost all this property and maybe Benjamin COMBS also from all this. According to Myra Britt, she remembers reading the census for Barren County where Benjamin COMBS was listed as a pauper. Which according to Myra BRITT, my contact and COMBS researcher, ties both the above Benjamin and John COMBS together. The Samuel ANDERSON above may be the related to the ANDERSON families of Allen County, KY. Could this be John L. COMBS b: ca 1780 VA and migrated to Pettis Co., MO, and who I show was married to Pheobe E. (Unk) COMBS? In my data base I also show they had one son named Levi COMBS married to Minerva Johnson.
    27 Jun 1836 recorded 29 Sep 1836 Barren County KY Deed Book O, pages 216-217 Transcribed by Read researcher Charles Hartley from original court documents, submitted by Natalie McClendon

    Know all men by these presents that I John L. Combs of the county of Barren & state of Kentucky for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made ordained authorized nominated and appointed & by these presents do make and authorize nominate & appoint Joseph READ of the same County and state aforesaid my true and lawfull attorney for me and in my name and for my own proper ?? and benefit to ask demand sue for recover and receive of and from all and every person or persons whatever all debts dew me in any way whatever in the said County of Barren and state of Kentucky all such sum or sums of money debts and demands whatever which are now dew or owing to me any way whatever to the said John L. Combs and to have ?? and take all lawfull ways and means in my name or otherwise for the recovery thereof by attachment arrest distress or otherwise to compound & agree for the sums & acquaintance or otherwise sufficient discharge for the same & to make sale and conveyance for all or any part of my personal or real estate if need be either by private bargaining or public sale if need be and to receive all moneys arising from such sales of my personal or real estate and for my proper ?? and benefit and to pay over and discharge all debts that I said John L. Combs are now dew to all and every person whatever, also all debts that may be thought proper to be created that he the said attorney thinks may be beneficial to me or otherwise and all such debts are to be discharged out of the funds when collected to [part missing] things whatever concerning premises in fully and in every respect as I myself might or could do were I personally present at the doing thereof, and attorneys one or more under him for the proper purposes aforesaid to make and againat his pleasure to revoke ratifying and confirming and by these presents allowing whatsoever my said attorney shall in my name do or cause to be done in and about the premises by virtue of these presents in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty seventh day of June in the year of our Lordone thousand eight hundred and thirty six. Signed sealed& delivered in the presence of James SHIRLEY John READ signed - John L. Combs (seal)
    State of Kentucky, Barren County Sct

    I Thomas J. Helm clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid do certify that this power of attorney from John L. Combs to Joseph READ was on this day produced to me in my office and proven by the oaths of John Read and James Shirley subscribing witnesses thereto to be the act & deed of the said John L. Combs. Whereupon the same together with this certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office given under my hand this 30th day of September 1836. T. J. Helms CBCC
    29 Sep 1836 recorded 30 Sep 1836 Barren County KY Deed Book O, pages 217-218 Transcribed by Read researcher Charles Hartley from original documents, submitted by Natalie McClendon

    This indenture made this 29th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six between John L. Combs by Joseph READ his attorney in fact and Phebe Combs his wife of the one part and Rials JEFFREY of the other part both parts of the county of Barren & state of Ky witnesseth that the above named John L. Combs and wife hath this day bargained sold and do by these presents bargain sell and convey a certain tract or parcel of land unto Rials Jeffreys containing two hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being in the county of Barren & state aforesaid on the waters of Little Barren for the sum of nine hundred dollars to us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged & bounded as follows towit beginning on the line of Daniel Brown at a hickory thence extending with Roberson line S 40 West 179 poles to a white oak and pointers thence North 50 West 179 poles to a black oak in the barrens thence North 40 East 179 poles to a white oak and pointers thence South 50 East 179 poles to the beginning which tract of land as the above John L. Combs & wife do warrant and defend against the claims of us and our heirs & gainst the claims of all other persons whatever to him the said Rials Jeffreys together with all the appurtencenes thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this day & date above written. John L. Combs by his atty in fact Joseph READ Phebe E. Combs
    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Thomas J. Helm clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid do certify that this deed from John L. Combs by his attorney in fact Joseph Read and Phebe E. Combs his wife to Rials Jeffreys was on this day produced to me in my office and acknowledged by the said Joseph Read attorney in fact for John L. Combs to be his act and deed and the said Phebe E. Combs being examined by me privily and apart from her said husband declared that she did freely and willingly sign & deliver said writing and wishes not to retract it and acknowledged the said writing again shown and explained to her by me to be her act and deed and consenteth that the same my be recorded whereupon the same together with this certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office given under my hand this 30th day of September 1836. T. J. Helm CBCC
    29 Sep 1836 recorded 30 Sep 1836 Barren County KY Deed Book O, pages 218 Transcribed by Read researcher Charles Hartley from court documents, submitted by Natalie McClendon

    This indenture made this 29th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six by and between John L. Combs by Joseph READ his attorney in fact and Phebe Combs his wife of the one part and Rials JEFFREYS of the other part both parts of the county of Barren & state of Ky witnesseth that the above named John L. Combs and wife hath this day bargained sold and do by these presents bargain sell and convey a certain tract or parcel of land unto Rials Jeffreys containing six acres be the same more or less lying and being in the county of Barren & state aforesaid on the waters of Little Barren this six acres together with the original 200 acres all for the sum of nine hundred dollars to us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged & bounded as follows towit beginning on two chesnut trees on the South side of the road near John Crows line the original 200 acres with said line north 5 West 50 poles to a red oak thence South 85 W 85 poles to the original line thence South 50 East 64 poles to the beginning which tract of land we the above bound John L. Combs & wife do warrant from us and our heirs & from all any every person or persons whatever together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Rials JEFFREYS and his heirs forever. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands this day & date above written. It is expressly understood between the parties that three hundred dollars balance of the purchase price money is yet due and unpaid and a lien on said land is hereby expressly reserved untill the said three hundred dollars is paid which is evidenced by said Jefferys and Abner Bostons note dated 15th Sept 1836 & due 24th December 1836. John L. Combs by his atty in fact Joseph Read Phebe E.Combs

    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Thomas J. Helm clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid do certify that this deed from John L. Combs by his attorney in fact Joseph Read and Phebe E. Combs his wife to Rials Jeffreys was on this day produced to mein my office and acknowledged by the said Joseph Read attorney in fact for John L. Combs to be his act and deed and the said Phebe E. Combs being examined by me privily and apart from her said husband declared that she did freely and willingly sign & deliver said writing and wishes not to retract it and acknowledged the said writing again shown and explained to her by me to be her act and deed and consenteth that the same my be recorded whereupon the same together with this certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office given under my hand this 30th day of September 1836. T. J. Helm CBCC
    23 May 1838 Barren Co., KY Deed Book P, Page 755, transcribed by Myra Britt, with annotations by BirdieMcNutt

    THIS INDENTURE made this 23rd day of May 1838 between John HUNT of Barren County & State of Kentucky of the one part and Zurr COMBS of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said John HUNT doth bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents doth bargained sold and convey to the said Zurr COMBS for and in consideration of the sumof ten dollars to him in hand paid by the said Zurr COMBS the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged all his right and title to a certain tractor parcel of land on trace creek and bounded as follows (towit) Beginning at a white Oak in the fork of the branch near the house on Wm SIDDENS line thence with the same N. 20 degrees E. 120 poles to a hickory and dogwood on David JONES line thence with the same N. 78 degree W. 100 poles to a white Oak and black oak on Hawky GUNTERs (?) line thence with the same S. 22 degree W. 120 poles to a chestnut and beech on Wilson CAGES Line thence with the same to the beginning containing seventy five acres more of (or) less and the said John HUNT doth by these presents warrant and forever defend the same with all the appurtanances thereto belonging to the said Zurr COMBS his heirs & against himself his heirs and against no other person or persons claim or claims whatsoever In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day and Year above written & signed and acknowledged in presence of {Note the words all his right and title to interlined (?) before signed}
    John {X his mark} HUNT
    James Frazer
    Asa Young
    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Thomas J. Helm Clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid do certify that this deed from John HUNT to Zurr COMBS was on this day produced to me in my office and proven by the Oath of James Frazer and Asa Young subscribing witnefses [witnesses]. thereto to be the act and deed of said HUNT Whereupon the same together with this certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office given under my hand this 20th day of Auguest 1838. T. J. Helm C.....

    BTM Notes: According to my records John HUNT was married to Patsey Simins on May 20th 1815 in Barren Co. He may likely be the brother of Jonathan HUNT, father of Zilphy HUNT Combs who was wife of James COMBS and brother to Zur COMBS above.
    17 June 1839 Barren Co., KY Deed Book P, Page 317, transcribed by Myra Britt with annotation by Birdie (Totty) McNutt] (This is probably when Elijah left for Morgan Co.,)

    THIS INDENTURE made and entered into this 17th day of June 1839 between Elijah COMBS of the one part and Arthur P. DOSSEY of the other part both of Barren County Kentucky Witnesseth that the Said Elijah COMBS for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars to him in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged has bargained and Sold and by these presents does bargain Sell and Convey unto the Said Arthur P. DOSSEY a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the waters of glovers creek and in the County and State aforesaid and bounded as follows Beginning at a Dogwood & a stake, thence N60 degree E90 poles to a double poplar, thence N30 degrees W180 poles to a stake, thence S60 degreeW90 poles to a dogwood & a Stake, Thence S30 degrees E180 poles to the Beginning containing one hundred acres more or lefs [less]. To have and to hold unto the Said Arthur P. DOSSEY his heirs & assigns forever and the Said Elijah COMBS does hereby covenant and agree to warrant and forever defend the Said premises with all its appertenances and improvements unto the Said Arthur P. DOSSEY his heirs and assigns forever against and free from the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whomsoever. In testimony whereof the Said Elijah COMBS has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written
    ElijahCOMBS {Seal}
    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Thomas J Helm Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that this deed from Elijah COMBS to Arthur P. DOSSEY was on this day produced to mein my office and acknowledged by the Said Combs to be his act and deed Whereupon the Same together with this certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office. Given under my hand this 17th day of June 1839.
    T J Helm C.....

    BTM Notes: Elijah COMBS was the son of Thomas COMBS, the elder of Allen Co., KY. His brother James COMBS sold his land in September of this same year as transcribed. This was most likely about the time when they migrated to Morgan Co., as noted in our COMBS records.
    7 Sep 1839 Barren Co., KY Deed Book P, Page 501, transcribed by Myra Britt with annotation by Birdie (Totty) McNutt]

    THIS INDENTURE made and entered into this 7th day of Sept 1839 between James COMBS of Barren County and State of Kentucky of the one part and James L. MORROW of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnefseth [Witnesseth] that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars in hand paid to me by the said James L. MORROW the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledged do hereby give grant bargain Sell and convey to the MORROW his heirs and afsigns [assigns] a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in said County and State aforesaid and containing one hundred acres be the same more of lefs [less] and bounded as following Begining on a white oak on trace creek thence S30 Hugh HARSHEYs line thence on .. line N30E 180 poles to a dogwood & stake E180 poles to two red oaks thence N60E90 poles to a dogwood and stake Thence S60W90 poles tothe beginning to have and to hold the same unto the said James L. MORROW his heirs and afsigns [assigns] to his and their use and behalf foreverI also do covenent with the Said James L. MORROW his heirs and afsigns [assigns] that I am Seized in fee simple of the promises that they are free of all incumbrance and that I will warrant and defend the same to the said James L. MORROW his heirs and afsigns [assigns] forever against the claim or claims of all and every person whatever in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this day and date above written.
    James COMBS {Seal}
    Signed & sealed and delivered in presence of
    Jonah W. Murphy
    Dawe R. Ehling(?)
    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Thomas J.Helm clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid do certify that this deed from James COMBS to James L. MORROW was on this 23 day of October 1839 produced to me in my office and provided the oath of Jonah W. Murphy and on this day was further proven by the oath of Dawe R.Ehling(?)..................(

    BTM Notes: The above James COMBS was most likely the son of Thomas COMBS, the elder of Allen Co., KY. Hugh HARSHEY mentioned above as "Hugh HARSHEYs line" sells his land to Elijah, another son of Thomas COMBS and brother to Zur, William and Elijah. James is later found in Morgan Co., MO with his brothers Elijah and William in records and in the Will of Thomas COMBS their father.
    Barren Co. KY: Tax lists 1799-1840 extracted by Natalie McClendon (See note above)

    1840
  • , , , Combs, Benjamin, 0, , , , , , , 1, , 0, 0, 1, , 25,
  • , , , Reed, Thomas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Reed, Jos., , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Reed, John, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • , , , Reed, Philadelphia, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  • 2 Jan 1840 Deed Barren Co., KY Deed book Q, transcribed by Myra Britt, with annotations by Birdie McNutt]

    THIS INDENTURE made this first day of February eighteen hundred and forty between Zur COMBS of Barren County & State of Ky of the one part & William B. HAGAN of the county & state aforesd of the other part witnefseth [witnesseth] that for & in consideration of One hundred & fifty dollars the recpt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath this day bargained & sold & by these presents do bargain & sellto the said HAGAN one certain trace or parcel of land containing seventy five acres be the same more of lefs lying & being in Sd County andon the waters of Trace Creek and bounded as following Beginning at a white oak in the forks of the branch near the house on Wm SIDDENS line thence with the same N 20 E 120 poles to a hickory & dogwood on David JONES line thence with the same at 18 W 100 poles to a white oak black hickory on GUNTERs line thence with the same S 20 W 120 poles to a chestnut & beech on Wilson CAGES line thence with the same to the beginning all which land I do by these presents find myself my heirs & afsigns to warrant & defend to the said William B HAGAN his heirs & afsigns forever together with all the her.............. and improvements therein free and clear from my heirs and afsigns to the said HAGAN his heirs, and afsigns, also from the claim or claims title or titles of any person or persons whatever in witnefs whereof I have herunto set my hand and seal this day & date above written. Signed in presence of
    Zur COMBS {Seal}
    Joseph Stephens
    Isaac Garman

    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Thomas J Helm clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that this deed from Zur COMBS to William B HAGAN was on this day produced to me in my office and acknowledged by the said COMBS to be his act and deed. Whereupon the same together with this certificate has beenduly admitted to record in my office Given under my hand this 17th dayof August 1840
    T J Helm .....
    wi.. Wm Turnell DC

    BTM Notes: William B. HAGAN married Sarah D. Mallory on July 23, 1822. His brother may have been John HAGAN who married Hannah HARLAND on June 12th, 1817 both in Barren Co., KY. I also have a Nancy FRANCIS married to John S. SIDDENS on Feb. 6th 1837 who may have been the daughter of John and his wife Mary (Sulcer) FRANCIS. It is not knowm how John S.SIDDENS is related to the above William SIDDENS.


    1840 US Census Barren Co., KY extracted by Birdie McNutt

    page 161
    Zur COMBS
    Males
    1 under 5 Lewis
    1 5-10 James
    0 10-15
    0 15-20
    0 20-30
    1 30-40 Zur

    Females
    1 under 5 Elizabeth
    1 5-10 Mary A/D
    0 10-15
    1 15-20 who is this?
    1 20-30 ? Sally (Peck) she died in April 1840

    BN Note: According to Barren Co., KY web page Zur (T.) Combs married Sarah Sally PECK Jun 10,1831 and Louisana/Susanna PECK Mar 8, 1843, (marriage license show that he was married 3 times). Who was his 1st or 2nd wife? Could one of them be Anna B. Anderson COMBS who married Thomas COMBS in 1829 in Sumner Co., TN. My other question is could T. Zur aka Zur T. COMBS be my brick wall Thomas COMBS husband of Anna Anderson and father of Peter Anderson COMBS my ancestor. Any help would be most appreciated

    Roll: 103; Page: 168. (transcribed by Deb Coombs)
    Benjn Gosnell
    0001101//11211
    (Benjamin aged 40-50)

    Note: Benjamin Gosnell married Deborah Combs, a daughter of Thomas Combs, 21 Sep 1834 in Allen Co., KY. Benjamin Gosnell is in the 1850 Census with another wife.
    Barren Co., KY Tax Lists extracted by Natalie McClendon (See note above):

    1841
  • , , , Read, Jos., , , , , , , , 1, , 1, 1, 0, , , Guardian for M. A McIntire
  • , , a, Read, Jno., 207, Barren, Blue Spring, , , , 1, , 0, 1, 8, , 500,
  • , , a, Read, Philadelphia, 0, , , , , , , 0, , 2, 4, 2, , 800,

  • 9 Jul 1841 [Barren Co., KY Deed Book Q, Page 266, transcribed by Myra Britt, with annotations by Birdie McNutt]

    THIS INDENTURE made and entered into this 9th day of July 1841 between John FRANCIS of the one part and Jeremiah VAUGHAN and Zur COMBS of the other part all of Barren County Kentucky. Witnefseth [Witnesseth] that the said John FRANCIS for & in consideration of ninety Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has bargained and sold unto the Jeremiah VAUGHAN and Zur COMBS all his (the said Francis) interest in the estate of Isaac TRACY Decd. towith the two shares in said estate which the said John FRANCIS purchased of Evans TRACY and CharlesW. STEENBERGEN and being two shares of the tract of land belonging to the estate of the said Isaac TRACE decd. To have and to hold unto the said Jeremiah VAUGHAN and Zur COMBS and their heirs & afsigns [assigns] forever and the said John FRANCIS hereby covenants agrees to warrant & defend the before described interest with all their advantages and benefits unto the said Jeremiah VAUGHAN and Zur COMBS & their heirs forever in witnefs [witness] whereof the said John FRANCIS & Mary FRANCIS his wife who hereby relinquishes her right of Dower in and to the land, hereby Conveyed have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.
    John FRANCIS {Seal}
    Atest
    H. M. STEENBERGEN
    G.B. Ellis
    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Thomas J Helm Clerk of the County Court for said County Certify that this deed from John Francis to Jeremiah Vaughan & Zur Combs was on the 20th day of December 1841 proven before me by the oath of George B. Ellis to be the act and deed of said FRANCIS and on this day was further provenby the Oath of H. M. STEENBERGEN to be act and deed of said FRANCIS whereupon the same & this certificate has been recorded in my office Given undermy hand this 21st day of February 1842
    Tho J Helm CBCC
    by Wm Tarnell DC

    BTM Notes: According to my data base, I show Jeremiah VAUGH(A)N married Frances Barbouron May 11th, 1829; John FRANCIS married Mary SULCER on Sept 30th,1830, and Charles W. STEENBERGEN married Nancy TRACY Oct. 28, 1839. Nancy TRACY was the daughter of Issac TRACY and Elizabeth "Betsy" Williams who were married April 23, 1807. Their son Evan TRACY married Sarah Kinslow on December 23, 1837. All marriages in Barren Co., KY Court Records. Charles W. STEENBERGEN was the son of Robert and Mary (McGary) STEENBERGEN, Charles was also the brother of Hugh M. STEENBERGEN whose daughter Mary F. STEENBERGEN married Samuel COMBS the brother of Zur COMBS both sons of Thomas COMBS, the elder of Allen Co., KY.
    1841-1842 From Guardian Bonds, Barren 1809 through 1858 by Sandra K. Laughery Gorin: extracted by Natalie McClendon

  • 17 Jan 1842. Carver, Elizabeth: Infant orphan of B. Carver, decd. G&P: Eli W. Lee. Sur: Zieur Combs.
  • 20 Dec 1841.Carver, Henry: Infant orphan of Bartholomew Carver, decd. G&P: Eli W. Lee. Sur: Zur Combs.
  • 17 Jan 1842 Carver, Susannah: Infant orphan of Bartholomew Carver, decd.G&P: Eli W. Lee. Sur: Zur Combs. .
  • 20 Dec 1841 Carver, Nancy: Infant orphan of Bartholomew Carver, decd. G&P: Eli W. Lee. Sur: Harrison Lee. .
  • 21 Feb 1842 Carver, Cornelius: Infant orphan of Bartholomew Carver, decd. G&P: Eli W. Lee. Sur: Zur Combs. .

  • 08 Mar 1843 Combs, Zur to Susannah PECK, March 8, 1843, Sur: Salisburey PECK. Md. Mar 10, 1843 by Kinchen D. DOSSEY. Marriage Return shows "Louisiana PECK. (MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1799-1849, "THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS, by Martha Powell Reneau,p. 49)

    Notes: Not known if the above Zur Combs is the same who m Sarah PECK in 1831 (See Above) or another Zur Combs. See also 1850 Census re given name, Louisianna.
    22 Jan 1844 probated Apr 1846 Barren Co., KY Will Book 3, p. 264 abstracted by Combs researcher Natalie McClendon from the will extracted by Sandi Gorin.

    Will of Richard SHIRLEY written 22 Jan 1844 and probated likely April 1846. Will included wife Nancy SHIRLEY; son George SHIRLEY; daughter Fanny SHIRLEY; mentioned Willam COMBS who lives with family; sons Thomas SHIRLEY, Reuben SHIRLEY, Henry SHIRLEY, and James SHIRLEY; daughters: Sally READ, the wife of Joh READ and Elizabeth THOMAS, the wife of Alexander THOMAS; a slave girl Mary. Executors were son James SHIRLEY and son in law John READ.Witnessed by Jas. CUMMINS, Robert REYNOLDS and William TANNER.

    NM Note: William Combs unidentified. John Read is the brother of Pheby E. Read Combs, wife of John L. Combs of Barren Co.]
    28 May 1846 [Barren Co., KY Deed Book U, Page 298 5/28/1846 transcribed by Myra Britt, with annotations by Birdie McNutt]

    THIS INDENTURE made & entered into this 28th day of May 1846 between S. H. MURRELL late Sheriff of Barren and Zur COMBS Witnesseth That whereas heretofore towit, on the 15th day of March 1843 there was in the hands of N. D. Carter DS. for said MURRELL and execution in full force in favor of Zur COMBS against william A. Hunt & Hentry J. Hunt & said Carter on that day sold having levied previous on the land on which Henry Hunt at that time lived Subject to a mortgage and Zur COMBS became the purchaser at 50 cents. Now inconsideration of the premises I have bargained and Sold and do hereby convey to said COMBS Said land Subject to said Mortgage. To him the said COMBS his heirs & assigns forever. To have and to hold free from the claims of all persons whomsoever but in no event am I to be responsible for said title. Given under my hand and seal this day & date afsd.
    S.H. MURRELLS BC {Seal}
    State of Kentucky Barren County Sct
    I Travis Cockrill clerk of the County Court for said County Certify that this deed from S. H. MURRELL late Sherriff of Barren County to Zur COMBS was on the 29th May 1849 acknowledged before William Garnett (Deputy for my Predecessor) by said MURRELL to be his act & deed as appears from the Endorsement thereon in the hand ..... of said deputy in these words.....

    BTM Notes: This could most likely be the above N. D. CARTER mentioned in Deed Bk L, pg 10 as "Carter's line" in deed of Wilson to Thomas COMBS, father of Zur. Zur's brother James COMBS married Zilpha HUNT daughter of Jonathan HUNT, could the above Henry J. and William A.HUNT be related to Zur through his sister-in-law Zilpha? Samuel COMBS born 1834, younger brother of Zur married Mary Ann HARRISON and a Wesley W. HUNT was present at the wedding, could this be another HUNT-COMBS connection?I also have in my data base a Jonathan HUNT with daughter Elizabeth b: 1803 who married 1) John Williams and 2) John "Jack" COMBS (b:1792) on 6-2-1837 in Clay Co., KY
    Continue on to Barren Co., KY 1850-

    Join Combs &c. in Support of USGenNet
    — an IRS-approved nonprofit web-hosting service —

    Combs &c. Research FamiliesCombs Research Group Proud Patron of USGenNetJoin USGenNet

    This site is hosted by USGenNet, a nonprofit web-hosting service solely supported by tax-deductible donations. If this website has provided you with useful information, please consider making a donation to USGenNet to help keep sites like this online.

    NOTICE: The Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and complies fully with USGenNet's Conditions of Use. This Combs &c. Research Report has been provided for the free use of those engaged in non-commercial genealogical research by the nonprofit Combs Research Group. Any and all commercial use is strictly prohibited. Researchers are encouraged to copy and distribute this work freely, but with the proviso that it may only be copied and circulated in its entirety -- including this notice, and all sources, bibliographies and credits; and excepting electronically in which case permission is freely granted to link to this site instead. Sincerely, The Combs &c Research Group, Email: Webmaster.

    © 1996-2010 Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group