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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 est. 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 marriage records below extracted by Connie Sheets from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, that where two dates are shown, the first is the date of application for license and the second the date of marriage, followedby the minister's name and all other information.
1850 Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from the 1850 Barren County Kentucky Census by Eva Coe Peden unless otherwise noted

1st Division

259-267
Samuel Combs 50 Tn farmer
Melissa J. 16 Ky

952-977
Zur Combs 44 Tn farmer
Louisanna 31 KY
James 18 KY
Mary D. 16 KY
Lewis 11 KY
Elizabeth 14 KY
Samuel 7 KY

Notes: The above appears to be Zur Combs, son of Thomas Combs of Allen Co KY. Son Samuel fought in the Civil War. See Barren Co., KY record 9 Nov 1880.

2nd Division

605-621
William Combs 22 Ky miller

1024-1042

George W. MYERS 37 Ky farmer
Mary E. 17 KY
Jane 15 KY
Luann 12 KY
James Combs 18 Ky laborer

1247-1271

Benjamin Combs 53 Va Blacksmith
Ann 50 KY
Eliza 23 KY
Catherine 21 KY
James 19 KY
Charlotte 16 KY
Frances 14 KY
Henry 11 KY
Thomas 8 Ky

Notes: This appears to have been Benjamin & Ann GOODIN Combs (married 1824, Barren Co, KY).

1850 Second Division, Barren Co., KY p. 460b HH 805/825 transcribed by Deb Coombs from original census images
John R. McCombs, 39, farmer, VA
Washington J., 37, VA
Elizabeth WHITE, 41, VA


1850 Census Barren Co KY, 2nd Division [Additional listings] extracted by Natalie McClendon
page, dwelling family, surname first name, age, gender, race, occupation, real estate, birth place

434 445 456 SHIRLEY John 35 m w farmer 500 KY
434 445 456 SHIRLEY Mary 29 f w VA
434 445 456 SHIRLEY Thomas J. 8 m w KY
434 445 456 SHIRLEY Johannah 1 f w KY
434 445 456 Combs John 21 m w miner KY
434 445 456 FOREST Gains 23 m w miner KY
443 567 529 BRADFORD Samuel C. 42 m w farmer 240 MD & family
443 567 529 DILLARD Henry 18 m w farming KY
446 605 621 Combs William 22 m w Miller KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY James 46 m w farmer 900 KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY Polly 44 f w KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY Martha E. 22 f w KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY Albert E. 19 m w KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY Robert L. 17 m w KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY Lucinda 11 f w KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY Mary J. 9 f w KY
446 606 622 SHIRLEY Richard 5 m w KY
446 608 624 READ John 52 m w farmer 550 VA
446 608 624 READ Sarah 39 f w KY
446 608 624 READ Alexander P. 10 m w KY
446 608 624 READ Martha A. 8 f w KY
446 608 624 READ Amanda 7 f w KY
446 608 624 READ John 6 m w KY

NM NOTE: Two Combs men remain unidentified: William Combs living next door to James Shirley, son of Richard Shirley who mentions a William Combs in his will in 1844. John Shirley is a 1st or 2nd cousin of James Shirley. Henry Dillard may be the one who married Charlotte Combs, d/o Benjamin and Anne Goodin Combs. John Read is the brother-in-law of John L. Combs, in Pettis Co, MO in 1850.]


18 Jan 1851 Extracted by Natalie McClendon from Guardian Bonds, Barren Co, KY 1809 through 1858 by Sandra K. Laughery Gorin (p.371.): Kinslow, Willis A.: G & P John P. Kinslow. Sur: James Combs
31 Oct - 1 Nov 1853 Henry H. DILLARD & Sharlotte Combs, 31Oct/1Nov 1853 at S C BRADFORD'S in presence of Wm T BAKER & S C BRADFORD by Wm A NORVELL. (p. 20) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Connie Sheets who adds: Where two dates are shown, the first is the date of application for license and the second the date of marriage, followed by the minister's name and all other information.

Notes: Charlotte Combs Dillard appears to have been the d/o Benjamin and Ann GOODIN Combs of the 1850 Barren Co., KY Census.
10-14 Apr 1854 Combs, James R. to JAMES, Mary J. [sic] in presence of Robert H. READY and Joseph P. BOWLES, Fielding JAMES and Francis M. READY at house of SMITH's, by David MORTON. "I hereby certify that on the 14th day of April, 1854, James R. Combs of Barren Co KY, 22 years old, born in Barren County, single, was married to Mary T. [sic] JAMES of Barren County Ky, aged 18 years, born in Barren County Ky, and then single. Signed: David MORTON, Preacher of the M E Church." (p. 16) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Connie Sheets (See note above)

Notes: James R. Combs was probably either the James Combs, age 18 in 1850, in the Barren Co KY Census HH of George W. MYERS, the James Combs, age 19 in 1850, in the Barren Co KY Census HH of Benjamin & Ann GOODIN Combs, or the James Combs, age 18 in 1850, in the Barren Co KY Census HH of Zur and Louisiana PECK Combs. Consideration should also be given to the possibility that the James Combs in George W. MYERS' HH may have been a double entry for either of the other two.
17 - 17 Apr 1856 GASH, George W to GARRISON, Sarah Frances 17/17 Apr 1856 at James JAMISON'S presence Clay MORRISON, Neal M. McFARLAND and Wm PEDIGO, by George B. HARLAND. (p. 26) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDSOF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets See note above as well as entry from corrections section, p. 84, below]

GASH, George W. Sec: Samuel Combs (p. 84) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY,1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets who adds: This record refers to a missing marriage record and/or one which may add to or correct another record for the same couple.
15-17 Aug 1856 SIMMONS, John G to BRITT, Ann Eliza 15/17 Aug 1856 at George BRITT'S presence Louis Combs, Wm SIMMONS, by Wm K MORGAN. (p. 61) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860,INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Connie Sheets (see note above)

Note: Louis Combs may have been Lewis Combs, son of Zur Combs of the 1850 Barren Co., KY Census.
16-18 Dec 1857 Combs, James to KINSLOW, Nancy 16/18 Dec 1857 at Absolom KINSLOW'S presence RINELAND (?) and William RIGDON, by Seth BRADSHAW. (p.16) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY,1850-1860,INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Connie Sheets (see note above)

Notes: Nancy was the daughter of Adam & Julia PICKETT Kinslow (1928 Barren Co., KY Death Cert. of Nancy KINSLOW Combs)
22-23 Jun 1858 AUSTIN, W F to Combs, Elizabeth 22/23 June 1858 at the house of Zer (?) COMBES presence William AUSTON [sic] and... PERDEW, by Willis M. TURNER. (p. 3) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDSOF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets (see note above)
6-6 Aug 1858 Combs, Benjamin to Combs, Susan 6/6 Aug1858 at T L SANDERS presence J M GILLOCK, V T GROVES (or GRAVES), by E. BUTRAM. (p. 16) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY,1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Connie Sheets - see note above)

Combs, Benjamin, Wife shown as Susan DISHMAN. Sec: Henry SANDERS (p . 80) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Connie Sheets who adds: This record refers to a missing marriage record and/or one which may add to or correct another record for the same couple.
1858 WHITNEY, Loami Jr. to Combs, Mary. Sec: R M LEE 1858 (p. 101) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets who adds: This record refers to a missing marriage record and/or one which may add to or correct another record for the same couple
1859 Combs, Thomas to JOHNSON, Elizabeth. Sec. Zur Combs. 1859 (p. 81) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY,KENTUCKY, 1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin,1990, by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets who adds: This record refers to a missing marriage record and/or one which may add to or correct another record for the same couple.
1859 Combs, Samuel to HARRISON, Mary Ann at Samuel HARRISONS presence Wesley W. HUNT and Thomas HARRISON by William SEMANDS. No dates- 1859. (p. 16) (Extracted from MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY,1850-1860, INCLUDING 279 MISSING MARRIAGE BONDS, Sandra K. Gorin, 1990, by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets
26 Nov 1859 [Barren Co., KY Deed Book Y, Page 499 11/26/1859, transcribed by Myra Britt, with annotations by Birdie McNutt]

THIS INDENTURE made this 26th day of November 1839 between Elizabeth PECK (widow of Jacob PECK decd) of the one part & Joseph PECK James COMBS & May P. PECK of the other part all of the County of Barren & State of Kentucky witnefseth [witnesseth] that for & in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to the said Elizabeth in hand the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Elizabeth PECK doth by these presents grant bargain sell convey transfer & afsigns [assigns] to the said parties of the second part all her interest of every kind in the seal & personal estate of the said Jacob PECK decd. she being the widow of said decedent. These is however excepted from this conveyance& not hereby intended to be conveyed the property including provisions set apart to the said Elizabeth by the appraisers of the estate of said Jacob PECK appointed by the Barren County Court to appraise the personal property in the hands of the cusaters(?) of said estate she is to retain said property as her own .The said Elizabeth PECK is also to retain the profsefsion [prossession] & use for & during her natural life .......... much of the tract of land on which she now resides (commonly called the Chaplain land) as lies in the following boundaries towit...Beginning on the back line of said tract & being the line deviding it from Wesley Borders & others, at the point where it is crofsed [crossed] by the branch which forms the northern bound. acres of the lands divided in said Jacob PECKs will to the children of Salsberry PECK running thence down said branch & with the line of the land so devised to where said branch empties into the branch on which the old mill is situated thence down said last named branch to the line of the tract of land thence with said line a westwardly course to the corner of the tract with said back line to the beginning. To have & to hold the seal& personal estate hereby conveyed (except as herein reserved) untothe said parties of the second part their heirs or afsigns[assigns] forever free from the claims of all person whatsoever. And the said parties ofthe second part agree & by these presents do warrant the peaceable & undistributed profsefsions [possessions] of the land hereby reserved unto the said Elizabeth PECK for & during her natural life free fromany & all claims on the part of the other heirs as devisees of said Jacob PECK decd. It is understood that James PECK, Lewis COMBS, Elizabeth COMBS & Mary D. COMBS are to be entitled to the benefit in this conveyance in proportion to their respective interests in Jacob PECKs estate & bear an equal portion of the expenses & consideration thereof including the costs of the suit in the Barren County & other fee agreed to be paid to Bates & Smith. In testimony whereof the said Elizabeth PECK hath .....unto set her hand & seal the day & date first above written.

Elizabeth {X her mark} Peck {Seal}

State of Kentucky Barren County Sct

I Lewis Cockrill clerk of the County Court forsaid County certify that this deed from E. PECK to J. P. PECK & was this day acknowledged before me by said PECK to be her act & deed. Whereupon the same & this certificate have be recorded in my office. Given under my hand this 26th of Nov. 1859.

BTM Notes: According to my data base Jacob PECK married Elizabeth LITTRELL on April 9th 1837, which is most likely the Elizabeth and Jacob PECK mentioned in this deed. Salisbury/Salisberry PECK was the son of Jacob by the first wife. Zur COMBS was married to Sarah PECK on Jun 23, 1831 and Susannah PECK on March 10th, 1843, both daughters of Jacob PECK. James, Lewis, Mary and Elizabeth COMBS were children of Zur COMBS. Joseph and May PECK were likely children of Salisbury COMBS and his wife Narcissas Jane McGINNIS COMBS married in Barren Co., on Dec. 15th, 1844.
1860 Barren Co. Ky Census (Extracted and transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

HH 458
Zurr COMBS 53 (farmer) Tenn
Louisanna 35 Ky
Sam C 17 Ky

Notes: The 1860 Deed of Gift by Thomas Combs of the Big Barren River in Allen Co., KY clarifies that Thomas' land was on the Allen-Barren County line, and that his son, Zur Combs, did not live in the county; however, in which county he lived is not specified. Son Samuel fought in the Civil War. See Barren Co., KY record 9 Nov 1880.

HH 460
James COMBS 27 (farmer) Ky
Nancy 29 Ky
Eliz H 1 Ky

Note: James COMBS was married Dec 1857 to Nancy KINSLOW.

HH 808
Bery COMBS 53 Ky
(looks like he may be living in a rooming house)


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