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Breathitt was organized from Clay,Estill and Perry Cos, KY in 1839.  Owsley was established from Breathitt, Clay and Estill in 1843. Wolfe was established from Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley and Powell in 1860; and Lee from Breathitt, Estill, Owsley and Wolfe in 1870. Knott was established from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher and Perry in 1884.

Editor's Note: All Kentucky Death Certificates for Breathitt Co., KY are no longer on a separate web page, but instead, are listed in chronologic order along with all other records.


The Combs &c. Research Group Proudly Presents the First Electronic Edition of the book, " Combs, a Study in Comparative Philology and Genealogy" by Josiah H. Combs, Ph.D., University of Paris, Copyright 1976 by Norris K. Combs, Published by Norris K. Combs, Pensacola, Florida, 1976, reprinted 1979, and Electronically reprinted by the Combs &c. Research Group in 1999, including an Introduction, Full Index, Footnotes and (ultimately) Gedcoms. See also Early Combs of East Kentucky - A "must read" for East KY Researchers (includes KY County Histories, Migration Patterns, new Combs RootsWeb Family Research Reports, Source References, etc.)

NOTES about source for Breathitt Co. Marriages: All Breathitt Co. marriages with the source ref. code BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc have been transcribed by Sue Elfving from the original images of records microfilmed by the Ky. State Dept. of Libraries and Archives (KDSLA) and made available by Ancestry.com through public library membership. The sources are: (1) - orig. - Ky Birth, Marriage and Death Records Microfilm (1852-1910), Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Ky Dept of Libraries & Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky., Ancestry.com Ky Marriage Records, 1852-1914. All information has been transcribed from the original record image. The Combs &c collection of Breathitt Co., Ky. Vital Statistics records consist of multiple sources. Vital statistics records were inconsistently kept by Ky. counties beginning in 1852 for several years, again in 1874 for several years
Index to Breathitt Co., KY Records
1840-1859
1860-1869
1870-1879
1880-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
1930-
Cemeteries

Note: Sue Elfving abstracted Breathitt Co., KY Court Records below from Breathitt Co., Ky. Court Order Book Vol. 1 & 3 & A 1839-1867), FHC Microfilm #1550728 which included:
  • Volume 1 (Civil and Criminal, no index 22 Oct. 1839 - Sept. 1847)
  • Volume 3 (Civil and Criminal, no index 5 June 1854- 15 Nov. 1859)
  • Order Book A (Civil and Criminal with index of plaintiffs, 10 Oct. 1865- Oct. 1867)

  • The following Breathitt Co., Ky. patents issued by the County Courts. These can be found online at the Kentucky Secretary of State Land Database website. Source: Ky. Secretary of State County Court Land Patent Database: Please Note these are listed in groups by name and not by date as is the usual custom.

    08/16/1843. Survey for William B. Combs assignee for Joseph SEWELL on 16 Aug. 1843, 50 acres of land by virtue of a Breathitt County Court Treasury Warrant #16 beginning on the Road fork of Shoulder Blade creek beginning at a white oak sugar tree and hickry thence...Signed Joseph Sewell JBC. Washington Combs SCC HK, Seaborn Combs. William B. Combs Marker and Director of survey. Certified by John Hargis Clerk of Breathitt on 16 October 1843. Grant issued and paid 16 Aug. 1844. (Abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

    Grantee: Combs, William B
    Patent #: 05254, Grant Book & Pg: 11 316, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: None
    Survey Name: Combs, William B., Survey Date: 08/16/1843, Grant Date: 08/16/1844, Warrant #1: 16

    SE Note: William B. Combs married Wilmoth Combs, daughter of Mason "8" Combs and Jane RICHARDSON.

    08/16/1843. Survey for William B. Combs on 16 Aug. 1843, 50 acres of land by virtue of a Breathitt County Court Treasury Warrant #12 beginning on Shoulder Blade fork, a branch of the middle fork of the Ky. River at a beech and sugar tree standing of the bank of said fork thene...Signed Joseph Sewell JBC. Washington Combs SCC HK, Seaborn Combs. William B. Combs Marker and Director of survey. Recorded by John Hargis and issued on 16 Aug. 1844. (Abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

    Grantee: Combs, William B
    Patent #: 05255, Grant Book & Pg: 11 317, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: None
    Survey Name: Combs, William B., Survey Date: 08/16/1843, Grant Date: 08/16/1844

    10/24/1843. The Surveyor of Breathitt Co. will survey for Nicholas Combs Sr. 50 acres of vacant and unappropriated land in Breathitt County by order of the County Court $2.50 paid Simeon Bohannon for this warrant given under my hand 24th Oct. 1843 by John Hargis Clerk. Warrant executed 16 Jan. 1844. 50 acres of land by virtue of a Breathitt County Court Treasury Wart. No. 22 beginning on the long fork of the buck horn fork of Troublesome Creek at a large Rock below the house where John CAMPBELL now lives thence up said fork...Joseph Sewell SBC. Zachariah CAMPBELL, James NAPIER SCC HK, John CAMPBELL Marker and Director of Survey. Grant issued 2 July 1845. (Abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)

    01/16/1844 Grantee: Combs, Nicholas.
    Patent #: 06075, Grant Book & Pg: 13 96, Acreage: 50, Cty: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Long Fk. Buckhorn Cr. Troublesome Cr.,
    Survey Name: Combs, Nicholas, Survey Date: 01/16/1844, Grant Date: 07/02/1845, Warrant #1: 22

    12/26/1844 Grantee: Combs, Joseph
    Patent #: 08853, Grant Book & Pg: 18 464, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Four Mile Fk. Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Joseph, Survey Date: 12/26/1844, Grant Date: 09/10/1846

    08/26/1845 Grantee: Combs, Preston
    Patent #: 08854 , Grant Book & Pg: 18 465, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Preston, Survey Date: 08/26/1845, Grant Date: 09/10/1846

    11/04/1850 Grantee: Combs, William M
    Grant Book & Pg: 37 173, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Ursula Hayes Br.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 11/04/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852 11/04/1850 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    147.) Patent #: 20220, Grant Book & Pg: 37 174, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Ursula Hayes Br.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 11/04/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852 11/05/1850 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 20221, Grant Book & Pg: 37 175, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Barge Br.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 11/05/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    11/04/1850 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 20222, Grant Book & Pg: 37 176, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Ursula Hayes Br.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 11/04/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    11/04/1850 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 20223, Grant Book & Pg: 37 177, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Halfway Br. Troublesome Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 11/04/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    10/19/1850 Grantee: Combs, Isaac B.
    Patent #: 20224, Grant Book & Pg: 37 178, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Meetinghouse Br. Quicksand Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Isaac B., Survey Date: 10/19/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    11/05/1850 Grantee: Combs, Alfred
    Patent #: 20225, Grant Book & Pg: 37 179, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Barge Br.
    Survey Name: Combs, Alfred, Survey Date: 11/05/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    09/03/1847 Grantee: Combs, Bonaparte
    Patent #: 20226, Grant Book & Pg: 37 180, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Four Mile Fk. Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Bonaparte, Survey Date: 09/03/1847, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    10/14/1848 Grantee: Combs, Bonaparte
    Patent #: 20227, Grant Book & Pg: 37 181, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Boat Gunwhale Br. Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Bonaparte, Survey Date: 10/14/1848, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    11/06/1850 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 20228, Grant Book & Pg: 37 182, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Fugitts Fk. Troublesome Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 11/06/1850, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    06/14/1848 Grantee: Combs, Alfred
    Patent #: 20229, Grant Book & Pg: 37 183, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Troublesome Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Alfred, Survey Date: 06/14/1848, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    06/14/1848 Grantee: Combs, Alfred
    Patent #: 20230, Grant Book & Pg: 37 184, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Coal Br.
    Survey Name: Combs, Alfred; Survey Date: 06/14/1848, Grant Date: 09/15/1852

    10/09/1849 Grantee: Combs, Joseph
    Patent #: 20766, Grant Book & Pg: 38 131, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Four Mile Fk. Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Joseph Survey Date: 10/09/1849, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    04/04/1851 Grantee: Combs, Hardin Jr.
    Patent #: 20767, Grant Book & Pg: 38 132, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Middle Fk. R.
    Survey Name: Combs, Hardin Jr., Survey Date: 04/04/1851, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    10/09/1849 Grantee: Combs, Preston
    Patent #: 20768, Grant Book & Pg: 38 133, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Dedning Br. Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Preston, Survey Date: 10/09/1849, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    04/02/1851 Grantee: Combs, Tarlton
    Patent #: 20769, Grant Book & Pg: 38 134, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Tarlton, Survey Date: 04/02/1851, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    12/05/1848 Grantee: Combs, Tarlton
    Patent #: 20770, Grant Book & Pg: 38 135, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Stillhouse Br. Middle Fk. Kentucky R., Survey
    Name: Combs, Tarlton, Survey Date: 12/05/1848, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    09/26/1851 Grantee: Combs, Nathan
    Patent #: 20771, Grant Book & Pg: 38 136, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Slate Br. Quicksand Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Nathan Survey Date: 09/26/1851, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    09/27/1851 Grantee: Combs, Nathan
    Patent #: 20772, Grant Book & Pg: 38 137, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: S. Fk. Quicksand Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Nathan Survey Date: 09/27/1851, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    04/04/1851 Grantee: Combs, Hardin
    Patent #: 20793, Grant Book & Pg: 38 158, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Middle Fk. Kentucky R.
    Survey Name: Combs, Hardin, Survey Date: 04/04/1851, Grant Date: 12/29/1852

    03/29/1852 Grantee: Combs, Henry
    Patent #: 21218, Grant Book & Pg: 39 23, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Troublesome Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Henry, Survey Date: 03/29/1852, Grant Date: 05/17/1853

    03/29/1852 Grantee: Combs, Henry
    Patent #: 21219, Grant Book & Pg: 39 24, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Middle Fk. Of Riley Fk. Troublesome Cr.,
    Survey Name: Combs, Henry, Survey Date: 03/29/1852, Grant Date: 05/17/1853

    03/29/1852 Grantee: Combs, Henry
    Patent #: 21220, Grant Book & Pg: 39 25, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Riley Fk. Troublesome Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Henry, Survey Date: 03/29/1852, Grant Date: 05/17/1853

    04/13/1852 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 21221, Grant Book & Pg: 39 26, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Troublesome Cr. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 04/13/1852, Grant Date: 05/17/1853

    04/13/1852 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 21222, Grant Book & Pg: 39 27, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 04/13/1852, Grant Date: 05/17/1853

    04/13/1852 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 21223, Grant Book & Pg: 39 28, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 04/13/1852, Grant Date: 05/17/1853

    04/13/1852 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 21224, Grant Book & Pg: 39 29, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 04/13/1852, Grant Date: 05/17/1853

    04/06/1852 Grantee: Combs, Syra
    Patent #: 25415, Grant Book & Pg: 45 244, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Four Mile Fk. Turkey Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Syra, Survey Date: 04/06/1852, Grant Date: 05/20/1856

    10/25/1852 Grantee: Combs, Alfred
    Patent #: 25416, Grant Book & Pg: 45 245, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Little Barge Br.
    Survey Name: Combs, Alfred, Survey Date: 10/25/1852, Grant Date: 05/20/1856

    02/18/1853 Grantee: Fugate, John D. & Combs, Samuel
    Patent #: 25419, Grant Book & Pg: 45 248, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Troublesome Cr.
    Survey Name: Fugate, John D. & Combs, Samuel, Survey Date: 02/18/1853, Grant Date: 05/20/1856

    07/23/1856 Grantee: Combs, Henry
    Patent #: 31489, Grant Book & Pg: 56 488, Acreage: 75, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Smiths Br. S. Fk. Quicksand Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Henry; Survey Date: 07/23/1856, Grant Date: 02/02/1860

    07/24/1856 Grantee: Combs, Henry
    Patent #: 31490, Grant Book & Pg: 56 489, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Smiths Br. S. Fk. Quicksand Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Henry; Survey Date: 07/24/1856, Grant Date: 02/02/1860

    01/31/1854 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 32067, Grant Book & Pg: 57 552, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Willaim M., Survey Date: 01/31/1854, Grant Date: 04/19/1860

    11/11/1857 Grantee: Combs, J. B.
    Patent #: 32077, Grant Book & Pg: 57 562, Acreage: 200, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Flat Br. South Fk. Of Quicksand Cr.,
    Survey Name: Combs, J. B., Survey Date: 11/11/1857, Grant Date: 04/20/1860

    05/15/1856 Grantee: Combs, Hardin
    Patent #: 32093, Grant Book & Pg: 58 9, Acreage: 25, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Middle Fk. Of Kentucky R.
    Survey Name: Combs, Hardin, Survey Date: 05/15/1856, Grant Date: 04/20/1860

    05/14/1856 Grantee: Combs, Hardin
    Patent #: 32094, Grant Book & Pg: 58 10, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Middle Fk. Of Kentucky R.
    Survey Name: Combs, Hardin, Survey Date: 05/14/1856, Grant Date: 04/20/1860

    01/31/1854 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 32095, Grant Book & Pg: 58 11, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 01/31/1854, Grant Date: 04/20/1860

    02/01/1854 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 32096, Grant Book & Pg: 58 12, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Spicewood Fk. S.fk. Quicksand Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, William M., Survey Date: 02/01/1854, Grant Date: 04/21/1860

    11/11/1859 Grantee: Combs, J. B.
    Patent #: 32097, Grant Book & Pg: 58 13, Acreage: 200, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Dumb Betty Br. S. Fk. Quicksand Cr.,
    Survey Name: Combs, J. B., Survey Date: 11/11/1859, Grant Date: 04/21/1860

    10/01/1853 Grantee: Combs, J. B
    Patent #: 32098, Grant Book & Pg: 58 14, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Lick Br. Quicksand Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, J. B., Survey Date: 10/01/1853, Grant Date: 04/21/1860

    02/01/1854 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 32129, Grant Book & Pg: 58 44, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Troublesome Cr.
    Survey Name: SMITH, William, Survey Date: 02/01/1854, Grant Date: 04/24/1860

    02/01/1854 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 32130, Grant Book & Pg: 58 46, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Fugates Fk. Troublesome Cr.,
    Survey Name: SMITH, Wm.; Survey Date: 02/01/1854, Grant Date: 04/24/1860

    02/01/1854 Grantee: Combs, William M.
    Patent #: 32131, Grant Book & Pg: 58 47, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Left Fk. Bear Br. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: SMITH, William; Survey Date: 02/01/1854, Grant Date: 04/24/1862

    01/24/1860 Grantee: Combs, Wm. M.
    Patent #: 40421, Grant Book & Pg: 71 492, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Beetree Br. Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.,
    Survey Name: Combs, Wm. M., Survey Date: 01/24/1860, Grant Date: 11/12/1867

    01/24/1860 Grantee: Combs, Wm. M.
    Patent #: 40422, Grant Book & Pg: 71 493, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Lick Br. Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, W. M., Survey Date: 01/24/1860, Grant Date: 11/12/1867

    01/27/1860 Grantee: Combs, Wm. M.
    Patent #: 40423, Grant Book & Pg: 71 494, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Dry Fk. Fugate Fk. Troublesome Cr.,
    Survey Name: Combs, Wm. M., Survey Date: 01/27/1860, Grant Date: 11/12/1867

    01/24/1860 Grantee: Combs, Wm. M.
    Patent #: 40424, Grant Book & Pg: 71 495, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Wm. M., Survey Date: 01/24/1860, Grant Date: 11/12/1867

    01/24/1860 Grantee: Combs, Wm. M.
    Patent #: 40425, Grant Book & Pg: 71 496, Acreage: 100, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Wm. M., Survey Date: 01/24/1860, Grant Date: 11/12/1867

    01/28/1854 Grantee: Combs, Wm. M.
    Patent #: 40426, Grant Book & Pg: 71 497, Acreage: 50, County: Breathitt, WaterCourse: Laurel Fk. Buckhorn Cr.
    Survey Name: Combs, Wm. M., Survey Date: 01/28/1854, Grant Date: 11/12/1867

    21 Oct. 1839 (BC-COB1:1). Court held at home of William ALLEN. Circuit Judge Joseph EVE Esqr., Gentlemen Justices Robert DAVIDSON, John FRAZIER, John COCKRELL, Daniel HADDIX, Samuel HUNDLEY, Hanley HADDIX, Nathan NOBLE. Abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Breathitt Co., Ky. Court Order Book Vol. 1 & 3 & A 1839-1867), FHC Microfilm #1550728

    Note: Samuel HUNDLEY was the son of James HUNDLEY and his wife Sally Combs, d/o of RW Soldier John "8" Combs.
    22 Oct. 1839 (BC-COB1:9) Grand Jury Indictments:
    Against Benjm. CLEMENS for suffering unlawful gaming in his house [dismissed 21 July 1840 (p.35)
    Against William B. Combs for an assault &c
    Against Benjm. CLEMENS and Polly STACY for adultery
    GJ Presentment Against William B. Combs for profane swearing. Abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Breathitt Co., Ky. Court Order Book Vol. 1 & 3 & A 1839-1867), FHC Microfilm #1550728

    SE Note: This William B. Combs appears to be the same one who married Wilmoth Combs, daughter of Mason "8" Combs. He is the only Wm. B. old enough to be an adult in 1839. He is found in numerous Perry and Breathitt Co. records. He and Wilmoth are enumerated in the 1850 Montgomery Co., Ky. census. He was stabbed to death in 1857 in Morgan Co., Ky. per that county's death records.

    1840 Breathitt Co., KY Census
    (Transcribed for the US GenWeb by Researcher Judy Gabbard. See Copyright Restrictions) 

    Line
    Name
    White 
    Males
    White
    Females
    Ed. Notes
    18. HARVIE, Andrew 10001 20001 See 1843-1850 Records
    55. COMBS,Stephen 1111001 101001 married 22 Apr 1824, Perry Co., KY, Martha "Patsy" FRANCIS; son of Henry & Rachael CLEMENTS Combs, Sr.
    57. COMBS, Henry 11101 10001  son of 55. Stephen? Source?
    58. COMBS, Alfred 3000101 0301101 married Margaret NOBLE, son of  Matthew& Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs, Sr.
    61. HARVIE, William 102001 120001 See 1847-1850 Breathitt Records. Search Word: Harvey
    62. HARVIE, Sarah 123 000001 See 1843-7 Records
    131. COMBS, Mathew Jr 00001 00001 married Sallie WILLIAMS, removed to Andrew Co., MO; son of  Matthew& Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs, Sr.
    149. COMBS, Richard 00001 1001 married 1 Jan 1839, Perry Co., KY, Mary BACK; son of  Matthew & Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs, Sr.; See 1850 Morgan, Co., KY
    212. COMBS,Preston 211201 001001 son of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs; married before 1825, Nancy STACY,daughter of Benjamin & Barbara COMBS Stacy.
    265. COMBS,Hardin 10002 20001 married 05 Feb 1835, Perry Co., KY, Dicey COMBS, daughter of Nicholas & Elizabeth "Betts" COMBS Combs
    267. COMBS,Ben 0100001 030101 married (1) 04 Apr 1816, Clay Co., KY, Jane BROWN; son of RW John "8" & Margaret Combs?
    268. COMBS, W.B. 121001 111101 Unidentified. Possibly same as William B. enumerated in Perry Co. this same year. See also William B. COMBS of later Morgan Co., KY

    20 April 1840 (BC-COB1:17). Commonwealth Plaintiff against W. B. Combs Deft. On presentment for swearing. Defendant did not appear. Fined $1.66 & 2/3 together with his costs herein expended and judgement for same.......


    20 April 1840 (BC-COB1:19). Grand Jury Indictment:
    Against Saml COATS and Winny COMS...for adultery
    Against Benjm. CLEMENS and Polly FUGATE
    21 April 1840 (BC-COB1:22). W. B. Combs vs John DEATON} On appeal. Dismissed at costs of appellant. 21 April 1840 (BC-COB1:23). Benjamin CLEMONS and Polly FUGATE confessed their adultery...no trail...costs same as if there had been a trial.
    21 April 1840 (BC-COB1:23). Jury: Wm B Combs
    21 April 1840 (BC-COB1:24). Jury: Wm. STRONG, Alfred Combs
    21 April 1840 (BC-COB1:25) Jury: Wm. NOBLE, Alfred Combs
    21 July 1840 (BC-COB1:33). John Doe Exs. Dem. SMITHs heirs Plaintiff against Richard Roe J.E. Preston Combs Defendant. In Ejectment D? Docketed. Defendant did not appear and called for appearance before the next court or first day of next October Term... and to make themselves available instead of casual Ejector...or judgment will be given to the Plaintiff.
    21 July 1840 (BC-COB1:35) Jury: Preston Combs
    21 July 1840 (BC-COB1:38). W. B. Combs Appellant vs. Preston Combs Appellee. Appeal continued.
    19 Oct. 1840 (BC-COB1:47). Grand Jury Indictment: Commonwealth vs Saml COATS and Winny MILLER for living in adultery. Dismissed 20 Oct. 1840 (p. 49).
    20 Oct. 1840 (BC-COB1:49). William B. Combs Appellant against Preston Combs Appellee. On Appeal. Continued generally.
    20 Oct. 1840 (BC-COB1:49). SMITH Heirs Plaintiff vs Preston Combs Defendant. In Ejectment. On motion of the plaintiffs the Sheriff of the county has leave to amend his return on the Declaration on the cause which is done and cause is continued.
    31 Oct. 1840 (BC-COB1:56). John SMITH &c heirs of John SMITH decd. plaintiff against Preston Combs. Defendant came by his counsel. Judgment for the plaintiffs to recover of the defendant the remainder of his full term of 50 years yet to come and to the 2 tracts of land in the plaintiffs declaration...defendant prays that his bill of Exceptions may be signed and sealed by the court but by consent may not be spread upon the order books of this court but to be copied in the record...defendant then prayed an appeal to the Court of Appeals which is granted him by Hardin Combs entering into bond of $1000...
    19 April 1841 (BC-COB1:60). Hardin Combs Plaintiff against Preston Combs Defendant. In debt. Defendant by his counsel confessed. Judgment for the plaintiff for the sum of $250 with a resolution of equity and Judgment rendered for the same plus costs...
    19 April 1841 (BC-COB1-60). Preston Combs Complainant vs. Hardin Combs &c. Defendants in Chancery. Complainant filed his bill and injunction granted him against Hardin Combs, James STIDHAM, and John DEATON and restraining [?] the collection of the $250 judgment and also enjoining the said Deaton and James STIDHAM from paying Hardin COMBS any money they may owe him...Complainant executed bond for $500 with Alfred Combs his security.
    19 April 1841 (BC-COB1:63). Grand Jury Indictment: Commonwealth vs. Syra Combs & [bland]; Commonwealth vs. Hardin SMITH Jr. & [blank]

    Note: Syra Combs is the son of Preston and Nancy STACY Combs. 19 April 1841 (BC-COB1:64). Preston Combs assignee &c vs. Hardin Combs Deft. and W. B. Combs. In Debt on note. Jury find the the plaintiff for $122.10 with interest from 10 Sept. 1839 until paid...(p.66) Defendants filed their bill for a new trial and it was granted.
    21 April 1841 (BC-COB1:68). Hardin Combs Complainant vs. SMITHS Heirs Defendants. In Chancery. Warning order on motion of complainant against Henry Luty [Lutes] his wife Polly, Wm SPENCER and Nancy his wife and Henry SMITH continued for complainant.

    SE Note: Henry and Emeline LUTES in the 1850 Owsley Co., Ky. census with Richard Smith and Houston Smith in their household. Also 2 Henry SMITHS in 1850 Owsley census as well as William and Nancy SPENCER.
    19 July 1841 (BC-COB1:70). Grand Jury: Hardin Combs, Lawson NOBLE, John SEBASTIAN, William B. Combs, James NOBLE.
    20 July 1841 (BC-COB1:73). Hardin Combs Complainant against Richard SMITH, John SMITH &C heirs of John SMITH Deceased Defendants in Chancery. This day came the defendants Richard SMITH and Asa SMITH and filed their answer in nature of a cross bill in this cause and on motion of the defendants William SPENCER and Nancy his wife, Henry LUTYS and Polly his wife, and Sally SMITH & Henry SMITH...must appear and answer or judgment will go to plaintiff.

    Same case...(p. 74),,,On motion of defendants, Richard SMITH appointed guardian for Sally and Henry SMITH infant heirs of John SMITH deceased.

    SE Note: Richard and Henry Smith living together in 1850 Owsley Census.
    21 July 1841 (BC-COB1:82). Preston Combs Complainant against Hardin Combs &c Defendants. In Chancery. Complainant filed his amended bill. Injunction is granted him against Hardin Combs Jr. restraining him from collecting from John DEATON and James STIDHAM any money they may owe him...either as assignee from his father or otherwise...with Alfred Combs his bond for $600 conditioned as law directs and also $300 which Hardin Combs sr. owes to his son Hardin Combs Jr. Later (p.113) a Wilson CALLIHAN of Clay Co. called as a witness.
    19 Oct. 1841 (BC-COB1:90). SMITH'S heirs ads. Hardin Combs. In Chancery. Answer of John SMITH sworn to and filed.
    18 July 1842 (BC-COB1:103). Lawell Jackson & Co. against Elijah Combs &c. On petition and note. Defendants did not come although called...Plaintiffs to recover $672 - the debt in the petition mentioned with interest at rate of 6% from 20 Nov. 1842 until paid plus costs... [SE Note: I may have mistranscribed the defendant's name since there is a suit in Montgomery County by Lowell JACKSON against Edward Combs]
    19 July 1842 (BC-COB1:109). Benjamin Combs against Isaac DAVIDSON. Complainant in Chancery. Defendant filed his answer. Cause continued.
    19 July 1842 (BC-COB1:112). Jury: Henry Combs
    22 July 1842 (BC-COB1:125). Preston Combs Complainant against Hardin Combs. In Chancery. Dedimus granted to plaintiff to Missouri county of [blank] to take the deposition of James SPENCER.

    SE Note: There were lots of entries for this case. There was a Hardin SMITH, age 44, in the Boone Co., MO. census.
    17 Oct. 1842 (BC-COB1:136). Stephen ARNETT vs. Hardin SMITH heirs. Chancery. States Emery SMITH, Shadrach WILLIAMS & Dicy WILLIAMS his wife are non-residents and are to appear by the first day of the next term to answer bill...cause continued.

    SE Note: Shadrach WILLIAMS in the 1860 Jefferson Co., KS census.
    18 Oct. 1842 (BC-COB1:138). Grand Jury indictment against Peter BONTA for keeping a Tissling house.

    SE Note: The above entry for Peter Bonta is included because William "8" Combs daughter Wilmouth married Henry BANTA and Peter is an important given name in the Central Kentucky Banta family.
    19 Oct. 1842 (BC-COB1:150). Hardin Combs Complainant against SMITH Heirs Defendant. In Chancery. States Henry LUTES and wife Polly, William SPENCER and wife, and Henry SMITH are non-residents of Ky. and did not answer defendants crossbill...cause continued. Later (p.244) William SPENCER stated to be in Illinois.
    19 Oct. 1842 (BC-COB1:152). Ursula NOBLE Complainant against Benjamin CLEMENS &c. In Chancery. Cause continued.
    24 April 1843 (BC-COB1:160). Ordered that Washington Combs be allowed $1.50 for 2 days guard for Commonwealth on a charge of felony against Polly MULLINS which is ordered to be certified.
    24 April 1843 (BC-COB1:160). Record of inquisition of idiocy from Perry Co. Circuit Court was ordered to be entered. Perry Co. Oct. Term 1840 Commonwealth agst. Jane FRANCIS. Jury: Jeremiah Combs, Edward POLLY, find her to be an idiot...Jane was not in court due to ill health...about age 16 with no estate...parents are poor with no estate...Jane to receive $50 per year. The idiot is a resident of Breathitt Co. Certified in Perry Co. on 16 Feb. 1843.
    25 April 1843 (BC-COB1:166). Jury: Richard Combs.
    Apr 1843 (Breathitt Co., KY Court Records, p 176) April Term 1843 - 4th day Sally COMBS Complt}
    against}……….
    In Chancery - Andrew HARVEY __ heirs of Andrew HARVEY Decd: Defts}

    This day Came the Complainant by her Counsel, and it appearing to the Court that Patsy ALLEY; Katherine ALLEY; Sally CASTLE; Peter ALLEY: Jonathan ALLEY & Harry CASTLE part of the Defts, are nonresidents of this Commonwealth, and they not appearing. It is Ordered that unless said nonresident Defendants do appear here on or before the next Term of this Court and plead answer Or demur to Complainants bill in this cause, that the same Will be takenfor Conf___ as to them, and the matters thereof Decreed accordingly, and this Cause is Continued.

    Mar 1844 (Breathitt Co., KY Court Records, p 214) March Term 1844 - 3rd day 20th March
    Sally COMBS Complainant}
    against} ………. In Chancery
    Andrew HARVEYS heirs ___ Defts.}
    Ordered that this Cause be Dismissed -

    Mar 1847 Breathitt Co. KY Court Records, March Term 1847:

    Presentment against Sally COMBS alias HARVEY for Fornication
    Presentment against John COMBS alias HARVEY for Fornication
    (Combs-Harvey Researcher Annie Duckenfield, The Harvey Genealogist)

    Notes: (1) See Sally HARVEY, born 1800-1810, on the 1840 Breathitt Co., KY Census with six male children in her household, but no adult males, and no John COMBS appears in the 1840 Breathitt Census. (2) Although the specifics of the above charges are not included in the minutes, generally the charge of fornication indicated that an unmarried couple had engaged in sexual intercourse. The proof of same was usually their children. (3) See 1820 Clay Co., KY Census where one Andrew HARVY [sic] is listed only three names below Matthew COMBS (the son of Henry & Rachael CLEMENTS Combs, Sr.) Sally's relationship to Andrew HARVEY remains unknown and it is not known if she was neè HARVEY or COMBS. (4) See 1850 and 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census for more Combs-Harvey Families. (5) See 1827 Grayson Co., VA COMBS-HARVEY-STANFIELD will. Meanwhile, this particular Combs Mystery continues to remain one.


    20 March 1844 (BC-COB1:213). Jesse SPENCER Appellant against John L. Combs Appellee. In Appeal from judgment of l. C. BOHANNON J. P. who granted new trial for Combs...order granting new trial annulled.
    20 Mar. 1844 (BC-COB1:216). Saml HENSLEY Traversor against Seburn Combs Traversee. On Traverse. Jury finds inquisition returned in case not true. 21 March 1844 (p. 223). Motion for new trial by Seburn Combs.
    Note: Seburn Combs was a son of Benjamin and Jane BROWN Combs per The Combes Genealogy. He was enumerated in the 1850 Montgomery Co., Ky. census but is found in several Breathitt Co. records. The 1855 birth of his daughter Armena is recorded in Breathitt Co.'s Vital Statistics. Benjamin Combs was a son of RW Soldier John "8" Combs.
    17 Sept. 1844 (BC-COB1:234). Commonwealth against Ephraim Combs. Felony. Court ordered that an attachment issued against William FUGATE for $50 returnable the 1st day of the next term of this court as a witness for the State against E___ Combs and also the same against Elijah MILLER.
    18 Sept. 1844 ((BC-COB1:238). Indictment against George RICE and Sally Combs. Dismissed on 18 March 1845.
    18 Sept. 1844 (BC-COB1:239). Preston Combs Plaintiff Against Wm. B. & Hardin Combs Defendants. In Debt. Jury sat and included Alfred Combs and Nathan NOBLE. Judgement found for the plaintiff for $122.10 with interest from 10 Sept. 1839 plus costs...
    20 Sept. 1844 (BC-COB1:249). Emery SMITH allowed $2.25 for guarding James LAND for 3 days.
    21 Sept. 1844 (BC-COB1:253). Isaac DAVIDSON Complainant against Benjamin Combs. In Chancery. Continued.
    17 March 1845 (BC-COB1:262). Simon COCKRELL Sr. Plaintiff against John A. DUFF Elijah Combs and Jackson Combs Defendants. Debt by petition...Defendants came not...judgment by default for plaintiff for $60 with interest from 18 April 1837 with costs.
    18 March 1845 (BC-COB1:264). Commonwealth against George RICE and Sally Combs on an indictment. Defendant pled not guilty. Cause dismissed.
    19 March 1845 (BC-COB1:271). George RICE Complainant against Sally RICE. In Chancery for divorce. Process not served and cause continued. on 17 March 1846 (p. 309), cause dismissed on motion of plaintiff.
    19 March 1845 (BC-COB1:272). Grand Jury indictment against Ephraim Combs for larceny.
    20 March 1845 (BC-COB1:274). Commonwealth Plaintiff against Ephraim Combs. On a charge of larceny. Defendant pled not guilty. Jury sat and found defendant not guilty and defendant discharged.
    22 March 1845 (BC-COB1:284). Joseph LITTLE Plaintiff against Edward Combs. In trespass assault and battery. Jury sat and judgment for the plaintiff for $500 in damages.
    15 Sept. 1845 (BC-COB1:287). Jury: Wm B. Combs.
    21 March 1846 (BC-COB1:328). Wm HOWARD Complainant against SMITH Heirs &c Defendants. In Chancery a cross bill. Complainant moved to consolidate this cause and another chancery cause in favor of Fanny SMITH against himself and others...he alleges involving same plaintiffs and same equity...continued.
    23 Sept. 1846 (BC-COB1:344). Grand Jury Indictment against George W. RICE for living in adultery.
    25 Sept. 1846 (BC-COB1:356-7). Fanny SMITH against Wm HOWARD &c. In Chancery. Cause came on for hearing on original bill and amended bills and answer of defendant...decreed that the surveyor SEWELL of this county...lay off 1/3 of 125 acres in the pleadings mentioned as her dower of real estate of Hardin COMBS dec'd and as the different tracts all adjoin the same may be laid out entire...or in parcels out of each tract....and report....

    (SE NOTE: Think Hardin Combs dec'd should be Hardin SMITH dec'd.)
    25 Sept. 1846 (BC-COB1:359). Fanny SMITH and Wm HOWARD. In Chancery. Ordered this and suit of Stephen ARNETT against Hardin SMITH heirs be consolidated...
    2 March 1847 (BC-COB1:365). Jury: Robert DAVIDSON
    4 March 1847 (BC-COB1:375). Grand Jury presentment against Sally Combs alias HARVEY...Fornication. Same for John Combs alias HARVEY. Indictment against George RICE for adultery [later referred to as Geo W. RICE]. Bail set at $25.
    4 March 1847 (BC-COB1:379). Hardin Combs Complainant agst SMITHS Hrs Defendants, Preston Combs agst Hardin Combs & Defendants, Hardin & W B Combs agst Preston Combs & Defendants. On motion of Hardin Combs - 3 causes consolidated...(p. 389) 7 March 1847 Decree to consolidate set aside.
    21 Sept. 1847 (BC-COB1:394). Commonwealth agst. John Combs. On Presentment. It is ordered an alias issue in this case to County of Morgan and one to Breathitt...cause against Sally Combs also continued.
    21 Sept. 1847 (BC-COB1:398). Thomas SEWELL Plaintiff agst. Isaac B. Combs and Henry CombsDefendants. On petition and summons. Defendants failed to appear....plaintiff to recover $150 with interest from 20 July 1847.
    23 Sept. 1847 (BC-COB1:411). Wm Combs Complainant agst. Lucinda Combs Defendant. In Chancery. Cause continued.
    23 Sept. 1847 (BC-COB1:415). James COPE of Breathitt County found to be of unsound mind.
    23 Sept. 1847 (BC-COB1:417). Sebourn Combs Plaintiff against Tarlton Combs Defendant. In Cont. Cause continued.
    24 Sept. 1847 (BC-COB1:418). Preston Combs Complainant against Hardin Combs Sr. et all Defendants. In Chancery. Final hearing held...
  • 1) contract for sale of land between complainant and defendant Hardin is received and 2 injunctions against notes, for price of land is perpetual.
  • 2) Hardin Combs Sr has received from Preston Combs C___ $500 in land as a payment , of SMITH Heirs. Defendant is entitled to a return of same and interest from 3 March 1840 from Hardin Combs Sr. and is entitled to hold possession and a lien on interest of Spencer and William SMITH's shares in the land until said sum is returned and for the like purpose the 50 acres patented, to McIntosh is also to be retained by Preston Combs.
  • 3) Ordered that Hardin Combs Jr. to pay Preston Combs $300 and John DEATON is directed to pay Preston Combs $40 in his hands plus interest...further ordered that William SMITH and Spencer SMITH's interest & and 50 acres of land patented to McINTOSH are hereby directed to be sold...or as much thereof to be sufficient to pay the Complainant the amount owned him after deducting that which may be paid by Hardin Combs Jr. and DEATON together.
  • 4) Decreed that injunction of Hardin Combs Sr. and Wm. B. Combs be dissolved with 10% damages....


  • NOTE: Sept. 1847 Term is the last covered by Court Order Book 1. The next Court Order Book microfilmed by the FHC is Court Order Book 3 that begins in 1854. Court Order Book 2 may cover the years 1848-1853 but it is not known if this book is extant.
    1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census Transcriptions of Combs Researchers Louise Gaskill and Debbie S. Smyth, annotated by the COMBS Research Group (See Also Louise's 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census) Note: The 1850 US Census includes the age andbirth state of each individual in a household/dwelling. The first individual listed is the Head of Household. The relationships of the individuals in each household to each other were not included.

    District No. 01 Taken: Jul 27, 1850 thru Sep 4, 1850 by Census taker John Hargis

    6-6 COMBS, Isaac B., 27, M, Merchant, 750, KY

    Note: Isaac B. COMBS, son of Matthew& Frankie BROWN COMBS, Jr., and grandson of Henry "8" and Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr., later married Louvisa McINTYRE. (Combs &c. Histories, William M. COMBS)

    8-8 was not listed sequentially, but between 10-10 and 12-12 as:

    8 -* COMBS, Wm. M., 22, M, Merchant, KY

    Notes: William M. COMBS, son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs, and grandson of Henry & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs (Combs &c. Histories, William M. COMBS) See Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics beginning 12 Aug 1852.

    Correction! Previously, Wm. was listed with ?????, 20 M and ?????, 19 ?. After viewing the actual census it was determined that Wm was alone. He is listed at the bottom of the page, out of HH order with the census taker notes below Wm's HH - 22 M (males) and 19 F (females).

    23-23 COMBS, Edin 21 M Farmer KY
    Sylvania, 18, F, KY
    Eliza, 2, F
    Wm., 1, M

    Notes: Edwin COMBS m Silvany HERALD [a.k.a. HARRELL?] according to Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics, record 6/4/1852. His ancestry unknown. Is it possibly that she was daughter of Alexander and Eliza "Lizzie" HERALD (a.k.a. HERRALD), who (a) in 1850 were listed in HH 24-24; and (b) in 1855, Edwin and Sylvania named a son, Alexander (1860 Breathitt census and Alex's 1940 Breathitt DC.

    88-88 COMBS, Henry 23, M, Farmer,KY cannot read or write

    Notes: Henry G. COMBS, son of Stephen & Martha "Patsy" FRANCIS Combs, and grandson of Henry & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs (Combs & c. Histories, William M. COMBS) See 1854 Breathitt marriage and 1860-1880 Breathitt Census.

    89-89, COMBS, Stephen, 45, M, Farmer, 100, KY, cannot read or write
    COMBS, Patsy, 43, F, Unknown
    Stephen, 22, M, Farmer, KY
    Ephraim, 18, M
    William, 17, M
    Jackson, 14, M
    James, 10, M
    Lucinda, 8, F
    Nancy, 6, F
    Wilson, 4, M
    Hugh, 1, M

    Notes: Stephen COMBS, son of Henry "8" & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, may have been the Stephen COMBS who married 22 Apr 1824, Perry Co., KY (Combs &c. Histories, William M. COMBS; and Perry Co., KY Groom's Index). FRANCIS was the maiden name of Stephen's wife Martha "Patsy" per their son Wilson COMBS' 1937 Boyd Co., KY death certificate. See Also this Family on the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census where wife of Stephen is listed as Francis.

    127-127
    HAGINS, David, 38, M, Farmer, 100, KY
    Susannah, 30, F, KY
    Sally,16, F, KY
    Betsy,11, F
    Clinton, 7, M
    Eliza, 4, F
    Elisha, 2, M
    Baby, 6/12, M

    Note: Susannah was a COMBS per Breathitt Co. Vital Statistics. Who were her parents?

    131-131 ANGEL, Delila, 26, F, TN
    Mary, J., 9, F [dss transcription shows MaryI.]
    Amanda, 7, F
    Sebina, 5, F [dss transcription shows Selina]
    Baby, 1, F
    COMBS, Matthew, 60, M, Farmer, VA, blind
    Francis, Male, GA
    HADDIX, George, C., 17, M, Farmer, 600, KY
    JONES, Elizabeth, 67, F, NC

    Notes: Matthew COMBS, son of Henry & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, married Frankie BROWN, 28 May 1810, Clay Co., KY (See also Combs &c. Histories, William M. COMBS) Note also that it is possible that the census enumerator erred in terming Francis COMBS (unidentified) a male and that she appears to have instead been Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs, wife of Matthew. Also note that Amanda ANGEL, age 7, may have been the same as Mandagreen ANGEL who m Nicholas COMBS according to 14 Nov 1858 Breathitt Co, KY VS, birth record of their son, William. One Nicholas COMBSis listed in the General Table of The Combes Genealogy as the son of a Matthew COMBS, but unclear as to which Matthew COMBS. Seeking to identify (widow?) Delila ANGEL. Why was Matthew in her household?

    132-132 , BACK, Isaac, 33, M, Miller & Sawyer, 2500, KY
    Rachel, 25, F, KY
    Polly, 7, F
    Katherine, 5, F
    Louisa, 2, F
    Henry, 1, M
    Alex., 8, M

    Notes: Rachel COMBS, daughter of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs, married "Isaac BACK of Quicksand." (Dickey Diary Interview, William M. COMBS)

    161-161 , SMITH, Thomas, 52, M, Farmer & Stonemason, 200, VA
    Sarah, 44, F, KY
    Benjm., 23, M, KY
    Martha, 22, F, KY
    Mary, 20, F
    Richd., 17, M
    Matilda, 14, F
    Elias, 11, M
    Lewis, 9, M
    Aggy, 5, F
    ALLEN, George, 18, M, Farmer

    Notes: This may have been Thomas SMITH, son of Richard & Elitia COMBS Smith, Sr., grandson of Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs and h/o Sarah CLEMONS.

    179-179 CAMPBELL, Zachariah, 26, M, Farmer, 300, KY
    Paulina, 18, F, KY
    Mahuldah, 1, F

    Notes: Paulina COMBS, daughter of Jeremiah L. "Long" COMBS


    220-220, CAMPBELL, Alexander, 30, M, Farmer, 100, KY
    Temperance Francis, 19 F, KY
    Wm., 7, M
    Washington, 4, M
    Lucinda, 11/12 F

    Notes: Alexander CAMPBELL m Temperence Francis COMBS per 5/1/1853 Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics. Tempie's ancestry has not yet been determined.

    221-221, CAMPBELL, Caleb, 32, M, Farmer, KY
    Delila, 30, F, KY
    John, 6, M
    Alfred, 3, M
    Susan, 4/12, F

    Notes: Caleb CAMPBELL m Delilah COMBS per the 16 Nov 1852 Perry Co., KY birth record of their daughter, Elizabeth. Delilah's ancestry has not yet been determined. Also Note: HH219-219 is that of Jackson & Patsy SMITH Campbell, the latter daughter of Rev. Richard & Elitia COMBS Smith of Perry Co., KY, and gd/o Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr.

    232-232 STACY, Benjn., 30, M, Farmer, KY, cannot read or write
    Hannah, 25, F, KY

    Notes: Benjamin STACY was earlier of Perry Co., KY, and may have married (1) Margaret "Peggy" COMBS; and did marry (2) 27 Mar 1851 [sic], Owsley Co., KY, Hannah YOUNG, for whom it may have also been a second marriage.

    245-245 , COMBS, Saml., 51, M, Farmer, 2000, TN
    Nancy, 47, F, TN
    Wiley, 23, M, Farmer, KY
    Nicholas, 21, M, Farmer, KY, married within census year
    Nancy, 18, F
    Garrett, 13, M [Daniel Garrett - See 1870 Owsley Co., KY]
    Lucy, 10, F
    Andrew, 6, M [d 5 Sep 1923, Owsley Co., KY]
    Malinda, 4, F
    EDWARDS, Jackson, 26, M, Farmer, TN

    Notes: Samuel COMBS , son of Nicholas "8" & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, married 12/13/1819, Clay Co., KY, Nancy CORNETT, daughter of RW Soldier William & Mary EVERAGE Cornett. Samuel and Nancy are found on the 1860 Jackson Co., Ky, and 1870 Owsley Co., KY. According to The Combes Genealogy, p. 123, one Jackson EDWARDS m Lucy, daughter of Samuel and Nancy CORNETT Combs, but the 1860 Breathitt census lists him with wife, Nancy. Was she neè COMBS and daughter of Samuel or is this a different Jackson EDWARDS? Whom did Nicholas COMBS marry? Is he the same listed later in this census married to Polly BOWLING?

    247-247, COMBS, Benjn., 51 or 57, M, Farmer, 250, TN [ds shows 57]
    Patsy, 48, F, TN
    Elvira, 9, F, Twin
    Maranda, 9, F, Twin

    Notes:Benjamin COMBS, son of RW John "8" & Margaret COMBS, died 06 Nov 1858, aged 70 (born ca 1787) per Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics; married (1) 04 Apr 1816, Clay Co., KY, Jane BROWN, Mason COMBS, Bondsman; m (2) Martha "Patsy" JOHNSON who m (1) Thomas TERRY in 1817 in Floyd Co., Ky (separation or divorce) This information came from an interview with Thomas and Martha's g-grandson Leonard CAUDILL. (See also 1880 Breathitt KY Census.) 26 Sept 1946 Bath Co, KY DC for Miranda (Crickett) GROSS, wife of Jackie GROSS, lists her parents as Tommy JOHNSON (b Harlan Co) and Miranda Combs (b Turkey, KY). (abstracted by SE from original DC image, Ancestry.com). Daughter Elvira married Ancil SHORT.

    257-257 COMBS, Joseph, 24, M, Farmer, 200, KY
    Delila, 24, F, KY
    Calvin, 5, M
    Wiley, 4, M

    Notes: Joseph "Joe" COMBS, son of Preston and Nancy STACY Combs (1880 Breathitt Co., KY census record of son, Elijah, and The Combes Genealogy), married 04 Feb 1843, Perry Co., KY (Groom's Index), Delila COMBS (3/15/1854 Breathitt Co KY Vital Statistics). Delilah's ancestry has not been determined as yet, though Breathitt Co., KY Researchers have Delila as a KING. Source?

    258-258 COMBS, Sira, 26, M, Farmer, 200, KY, cannot read or write
    Polly, 26, F, KY
    Tarlton, 7, M
    Jackson, 5, F(?)
    Jemima, 3, F
    Ferinda, 1, F
    Jos., 3/12, M [d 28 Sep 1915, Lee Co., KY]
    CAUDLE, Polly, 21, F, KY
    Sira, 1, M

    Notes: Sira (a.k.a. Cyry) COMBS, son of Preston & Nancy STACY Combs, paternal grandson of Mason & Jane RICHARDSON Combs and maternal grandson of Benjamin & Barbara COMBS Stacy (Combs &c. Histories, John S. COMBS; and Stacy Oral Family Tradition), married ca 1842, Mary "Polly" ROBERTS (Breathitt and Lee Co., KY Records). Question: Was Sira COMBS possibly the S. P. COMBS who married 09 Mar 1843, Perry Co., KY (possibly a Sira Preston?)? According to "Fallen Leaves" by Shirley Evans, Mary "Polly" ROBERTS was the daughter of Moses and Polly KINGS Roberts, and the above Polly CAUDLE (Mary "Polly" CAUDILL) was her niece, the daughter of John CAUDILL and Nancy ROBERTS (sources not known). Sira apparently also had a simultaneous, non-platonic relationship with Mary "Polly" CAUDILL, based on later records (See 1860 Breathitt KY Census). Also note that the full name of Sira's son, Tarlton, was Benjamin Tarlton COMBS accordingto the 1942 Breathitt Co., KY DC of the latter's son, Charlie (Charles).


    260-260 , COMBS, Buonapart, 40, M, Farmer, 700, KY, cannot read or write
    Susan, 36, F, KY
    Eliza, J., 16, F [ds shows Eliza I.]
    Minerva, 15, F
    Artemesia, 13, F
    Synthian, 11, F
    Caroline, 7, F
    Mary, Ann, 4, F

    Notes:Napoleon Bonaparte COMBS, son of Mason & Jane "Jennie" RICHARDSON Combs, married Susan ISOM 24 Dec 1833, Perry Co., KY. (Dickey Diary Interview, Napoleon Bonaparte COMBS) See 1860 Owsley Co., KY Census.

    272-272, COMBS, Hardin, 35, M, Farmer, 1000, KY, cannot read or write
    Dicey, 31, F, KY
    Mariah, 14, F
    Emilia, Ann, 12, F
    Lessley, 10, M
    Granville, 7, M
    Woodson, 5, M
    Baby, 2, F

    Notes: Hardin COMBS, Jr. "of Middle Fork," son of Hardin COMBS, Sr. & Nancy COMBS, m 05 Feb 1835, Perry Co., KY(Groom's Index), Dicey COMBS, daughter of Nicholas"Bird-Eye" COMBS, Jr. and Elizabeth COMBS of Perry Co., KY( Dickey Diary Interviews and Breathitt Records).

    278-278 COMBS, Preston, 46, M, Farmer, KY, cannot read or write
    Nancy, 45, F, KY
    Clabourn, 19, M, Farmer
    Buonaparte, 15, M, Farmer
    Andrew, 12, M
    Mason, 10, M
    Chistena, 7, F
    Preston, 4, M
    STACY, Elizabeth, 11, F
    STACY, Benjn., 87, M, Farmer, VA

    Notes: Preston COMBS "of Middle Fork" (son of Mason and Jane "Jennie" RICHARDSON Combs) d 07 Oct 1877 Breathitt Co., KY; married bef 1827 Nancy STACY, daughter of Benjamin STACY & Barbara COMBS. See Death Certificate of daughter Christina who married Tipton Kilburn


    278-279 , COMBS, Tarlton, 24, M, KY
    Jemima, 23, F, KY
    Jane, 1, F

    Notes: Tarlton (a.k.a. Talton) COMBS (s/o Preston and Nancy STACY Combs) m Jemima SPICER according to 4/24/1853 Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics and The Combes Genealogy

    309-311, COMBS, Nicholas, 21, M, Farmer, KY
    Polly, 15, F, Farmer, KY
    COX, Henderson, 22, M, Preacher, VA
    BOLING, William, Jr., 25, M, Farmer, KY
    BOLING, Elijah, Jr., 21, M, Farmer, KY

    Note: This is probably the same Nicholas COMBS (son of Samuel & Nancy COMBS Cornett in #245 above) who married with in the census year, although this record does not so indicate. See also 1853 and 1854 Owsley Co., KY vital statistics re Nicholas, husband of Miss (Mary) BOLLING, daughter of George BOWLING . according to Combs Researcher Marilyn Hansen. Nicholas and Polly are listed on the 1860 Pulaski Co., KY Census. Nicholas can later be found listed on the 1870 Laurel Co., Ky Census alone with two sons, Albert and James, Polly having died prior to 1870. Their youngest son, George COMBS age nine months, is listed living with his grandfather George BOWLING on the 1870 Rockcastle Co., KY Census. There is a marriage for a Nicholas COMBS to M. PORTER on 7 July 1870 Laurel Co., Ky. Is this the same Nicholas? Albert and James COMBS are later found on the 1880 Jackson Co., Ky Census with Cidney [sic] BOWLING.

    367-367, DAVIDSON, Robt., 47, M, Farmer, 560, KY
    Nancy, 43, F, KY
    Jerry, 20, M, Farmer
    Susan, 16, F
    Darcus, 14, F
    Edward, 12, M
    Polly, 12, F
    Mary, 5, F
    Nancy, 3, F

    SE Notes: Nancy Combs DAVIDSON was the daughter of Jeremiah "Chunky" Combs and his first wife Syntha SUMNER. Jeremiah named a daughter Nancy in his 1853 will, and then Nancy DAVIDSON with husband Robert DAVIDSON are identified as heirs of Jeremiah C. Combs in an 1854 Perry Co. conveyance (PC-DBC:309, 310) and an 1854 Articles of Agreement between the heirs of J. C. Combs decd (PC-DBC:344-5) wherein the heirs bind themselves in the amount of a $1000 for Dorcas DAVIDSON decd's share of J. C. Combs estate. Nancy's sister Dorcas had married Wayne DAVIDSON, son of Samuel DAVIDSON, and was deceased at the time of her father's 1853 will. Nancy's husband Robert DAVIDSON was the youngest son of documented Revolutionary Soldier Daniel DAVIDSON and wife Sarah. Some early Davidson researchers thought this Robert was a grandson and that Daniel's son Robert was much older; however, records show Robert DAVIDSON, the son, was born much later and was the youngest son.

    383-383 COMBS, Mason, 55, M, Farmer, KY
    Matilda, 43, F, KY
    Patsy, 17, F
    Margaret, 16, F
    John, 14, M
    Enoch, 11, M
    Malinda, 8, F
    Granville, 6, M
    Levina, 3, F
    George, 1, M

    Notes: Mason COMBS married Matilda WATTS (Combs Bible Records) where daughter, Malinda, is recorded as Belinda as she is in the 1860 Perry Co., KY Census, by which time Mason is deceased). Question: Is son, John, in the 1880 Lawrence Co., KY Census with wife, Catherine WALTERS?

    District No. 02 Aug 3, 1850 thru Aug 28, 1850 by Census taker Samuel Hargis

    192-192 COMBS, Alfred, 36, M, Farmer, 1800, KY
    Peggy, 36 F, KY
    Polly, 17 F, KY
    Nancy, 16 F, KY, attended school within the year
    Henderson, 13, M, attended school within the year
    Shadrack, 12, M, attended school within the year
    Jerry, 10, M, attended school within the year
    Rachel, 8, F, attended school within the year
    Paulina, 6, F
    Delila, 4, F
    Delaney, 3, M
    Isaac, 11/12, M
    NOBLE, William, 16, M, Farmer, KY

    Notes: Alfred COMBS, son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs, grandson of Henry & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, married Margaret "Peggy NOBLE. ( Dickey Diary Interview, William M. COMBS; the Thomas A. Combs Letter of 1922; Breathitt KY Vital Statistics, and Perry Co., KY land records.)

    197-197 COMBS, Henry, 31, M, Farmer, 1500, KY
    Temperance, 34, F, KY
    Dulcena, A., 11, F, attended school within the year [ds shows Duleena A.]
    Stephen [S.], 9, M, attended school within the year
    Larkin, 8, M, attended school within the year
    Elizabeth [Elizabeth Jane?], 7, F, attended school within the year
    Alfred, 5, M
    Asbury, 3, M
    William, 1, M

    Notes: Henry COMBS, son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs, married 25 Jun 1837, Perry Co., KY, Temperance "Tempy Proffitt" DAVIS (daughter of Evan and Elizabeth (PROFFITT?) Davis). See Also Dickey Diary Interview & Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics of 1853 and Thomas A. COMBS Letter of 1922. See Also Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics re further confirmation of marriage (2) to Polly GRIGSBY

    201-201 HARVEY, Wm., 40, M, Farmer, VA
    Elizabeth, 41, F
    COMBS, James, 12, M, KY
    HARVEY, John, 22, M, Farmer, KY
    Robert, 12, M
    Easter, 7, F
    Elizabeth, 2, F

    202-202, HARVEY, Wm., 23, M, Farmer, KY
    Ellis, 17, F, KY

    IF this is the same James COMBS, he was the son of Henry & Tempie Proffitt DAVIS Combs (S.S. (Stephen Sewell) COMBS Family History). This agrees with a 1922 Letter written by Thomas A. COMBS, grandson of Henry & Tempie, to Josiah H. COMBS, in which he wrote that their son, James, was born 30 Mar 1838. See the 1843-1847 Combs-Harvey Records and Notes above. Sarah HARVEY alias COMBS has not been located after 1847; however, also note that Combs-Harvey Researcher Ann Harvey Lahtinen adds that at least one of the children in the above HARVEY household, John HARVEY, enlisted in the Civil War using the nameJohn COMBS. His CW papers say, "also see John COMBS". See also Isaac COMBS in the 1880 Breathitt KY Census HH of the above William L. and Ellis HARVEY.

    206-206 NOBLE, Jackson, 37, M, Farmer, KY
    Elizabeth, 27, F, KY
    Clabourn, 12, M [dss: KY]
    Wm., 4, M [dss: KY]
    Matilda, Ann, 2, F [dss: KY]
    COMBS, Simon, 16, M, Farmer, KY

    Notes: Seeking to identify Simon COMBS. Also: Who did Jackson NOBLE marry?

    222-222, FRANCIS, William, 50, M, Farmer, 600, VA
    Polly, 38, F, KY
    Adam, 16, M, Farmer [Francis or Stacy]
    Minerva, 12, F
    Mary Ann, 12, F
    Washington, 12, M
    David, 10, M
    Preston, 8, M
    Elizabeth, 6, F
    Rachel, 4, F

    SE Notes:
    1. There is some question as to whether the Polly FRANCIS in the above household of William FRANCIS might not be the Polly Combs, d/o of Henry "8" Combs and Rachel Clements, who first married Downey STACY per the Dickey Diary interview of Henry's grandson William M. Combs.According to researcher Janet V (Combs) Neace (descendant of Daniel FRANCIS, s/o of William FRANCIS and Polly), the not yet confirmed family tradition states that a "...tall stranger came thu and took Mr Stacy's wife..... supposedly he told the children, let her go...... when she has one, I hope she has 3 (speaking of children)..." Polly FRANCIS did have triplets in 1837. There is a 29 March 1840 Perry Co., Ky. marriage record for William FRANCIS. Of course, no bride's name was given as that was the practice in early Perry Co. Daniel FRANCIS (transcribed as David above) was born in 1841. There is a Dec. 10 1852 Breathitt Co. Death Record for one Polly Francis, aged 45; married, father Henry CASSEDY, place of death Mouth of Buckhorn; birthplace Perry (transcribed by Geneva McKinney). Janet V. Neace states that a look at the original record shows the father's name to have been Henry COMBS NOT CASSEDY. Polly had children named Washington, Preston, and Rachel, all names found in the Combs family. Washington and Preston were sons of Mason "8" Combs and Preston married Nancy STACY, the d/o of Benjamin STACY and Barbara Combs. William FRANCIS is next found in the 1860 Perry Co., Ky. census.
    2. Another mystery involves the Adam FRANCIS, age 16, found in the household. The 1850 census shows Adam to be a FRANCIS; however, no record has ever been located for an Adam FRANCIS. There is; however, one Adam STACY who appears for the first and last time in the 1856 Breathitt Co., Ky. tax list. The ancestry for Adam STACY has not yet been determined, but there is a very interesting family tradition concerning him. Adam Stacy was born 1835 in Perry Co., Ky. and died Sept. 24, 1893. He married Mary Jane Price, d/o of Susannah Ward and Thomas J. Price. According to Libby Preston, descendant of Adam, she has a copy of the marriage certification that reads: I certify that on the 20th day of October 1865 that Adam Stacy 26 years old birth place Perry Co was joined in holy matrimony to Lyncha Price 18 years old birth Johnson Co Ky. Per Libby, there is a family story that says after Adam's father died, his mother remarried a man named Combs. Adam did not get along with his stepfather. According to family members, it had to do with Adam's real father's land. It must have weighted heavily on Adam's mind because one night after Adam had been drinking, he came home and fought with his stepfather. He must have struck him and Adam thought he was dead. Per the family stories, Adam ran off to Ohio and stayed in hiding for quite a while. It appears that Adam's stepfather was merely unconscious, not dead, and he placed a hanging rope in a tree outside the house waiting for Adam's return. The fact that Adam's descendants thought his mother remarried to a Combs could easily be a mixup if she had been a Combs herself. If Adam FRANCIS and Adam STACY are the same, then his one appearance on the tax list in 1856 explains why he never appears again in Breathitt Co. or Perry Co. Libby Preston also states there was some thought Adam's father was named James and his grandfather was named Benjamin. The data about Adam STACY and the family tradition was provided to Sue Elfving by Libby Preston.
    3. The third mystery revolves around this Downey STACY. As a Stacy researcher, I have never come across a Downey STACY in any tax, court, land, or any other type of record. Some researchers have speculated that James STACY, b. c1795-1800, son of old Simon STACY and Elizabeth DAVISON, was the Downey STACY because he was married to a Polly. But James STACY and his wife Mary aka Polly are still shown together in the 1850 Perry Co. census. According to Barbara Stacy Mathews, Mary, wife of this James STACY, was Mary WHITELY, the d/o of William WHITLEY and France LEE. James and Mary did separate in 1850, but they lived next to each other for many years afterwards and she was supported by her husband James STACY. The tradition in the Adam STACY family thought the grandfather was named Benjamin. There was an Old Benjamin STACY whose complete list of children has not been documented. It was his daughter Nancy who married Preston Combs, s/o of Mason "8" Combs. They resided in Breathitt Co. and old Benjamin was living with them in 1850. Benjamin's son Benjamin was also in Breathitt Co. in 1850. Benjamin Stacy had several sons and there is not much in the way of documentation about them. Perhaps the Downey STACY was sort of a nickname based on where he lived. More research is needed to determine if there is a place called Downey Patch or Downey Bottom as I have been told. Research on any land owned or held by William FRANCIS could also shed some light if the story about Adam''s father's land is true. All of the above is presented to encourage further investigation and to provide a variety of clues that seem to be somewhat related. Two separate family traditions with some parallels make for interesting discussion.
    4. It could be interesting to note that Jesse STACY, believed to be a son of old Benjamin STACY, was married to a daughter of Mason "8" Combs, given name unknown. Jesse is identified as an heir in the probate records for Mason "8" Combs. Jesse STACY was deceased by 1850. Deeds also show that one Rebecca FRANCIS was also an heir. This Rebecca is believed to be the same as who married first John Combs (son of John "8" Combs) and then later married one James FRANCIS. See Perry Co., Ky. records for this information. At the very least, there seems to have been an early relationship between the Combs, Stacy, and Francis families.

    31 Jan 1852 Lewis CAMPBELL, born North Fork, son of Zachariah CAMPBELL and Perline COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    April 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Alexander Combs, age 1y 3m, male, single, resided Breathitt Co, born Breathitt Co, parents Edwin and Sylvania Combs, died N F Ky R, Drowned (Transcribed from original BCKY VS death record image by Sue Elfving, image courtesy of Janet Neace and JB Francis)

    Notes: Edwin Combs married Sylvania HERALD per the 4 Jun 1854 Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics birth record of their son Clinton Combs. First son Alexander apparently born in early 1851. After Alexander died, they named a second son Alexander who was born 5 Nov. 1855.
    15 April 1852 Marriage: Wm Combs, res: mouth of Quicksand, 19, single, b. Perry Co Troublesome, Susanah CAMPBELL, res: Breathitt Co Buckhorn, 17, single, b. Perry Co, Lotts C (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).
    6 Jun 1852 John CAMPBELL, born Mouth Buck Horn, son of Alex CAMPBELL and Tenipy [sic]COMBS.(Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    12 Aug 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Mary Maranda Elizabeth COMBS, daughter of William M. COMBS & Jane COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    Notes: William M. COMBS (son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs), married between 1850 & 1852, Jane COMBS, daughter of Washington COMBS (Dickey Diary Interviews; 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census, and see other vital statistics records herein
    15 Aug 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Lona? SPENCER b Mdle F Ky R, daughter of Allen SPENCER & Farrinda COMBS. (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Note: This child is listed as Lena on the 1860 Breathitt Co., Ky Census.
    23 Aug 1852 Patsey DEATON, born Crockettsville, daughter of Geo. DEATON and Sally COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    Sep 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Emilia COMBS 15, single, born Clay Co, died 9/1852 the daughter of Hardin/Dicy (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser who adds that the film was hard to read in some areas so some Combs may have been left out)
    Sep 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Granville COMBS 11, single, b Breathitt Co, d 9/1852 son of Hardin/Dicy (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    15 Sep 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Mary Jane HAGINS born Quicksand, daughter of David HAGINS & Susanah COMBS. (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    Oct 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Andrew COMBS 11 (or 15), single, son of Preston/Nancy (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Was Nancy neè COMBS? She was a STACY by oral Stacy Family Tradition (See 1850 Breathitt Co., KY census notes)
    28 Nov 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Ivan [sic] COMBS, son of Washington COMBS and Nancy COMBS. (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Evan COMBS died in 1854 per the Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics. (See below)
    5 Dec 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics -Births) Stalina SIZEMORE, b North Fork, daughter of Phillip SIZEMORE and Caroline COMBS. (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    6 Dec 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) not named male, b Powel Glady, son of Seburn COMBS &Matilda NEIL. (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Note: Some Breathitt Co., KY Researchers list Seburn COMBS married to Margaret NEAL. Are Margaret and Matilda suppose to be the same person, or is this a different couple entirely?
    8 Dec 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Winney or Menney [sp?] FRANCIS, age 1y 2m, female, single, resided Breathitt Co, born Breathitt Co, parents Wm FRANCIS, died Mouth Buckhorn, Flux (Transcribed from original BCKY VS death record image by Sue Elfving, image courtesy of Janet Neace and JB Francis)

    Notes: Spelling of first name unclear. This daughter of Wm FRANCIS and likely his wife Polly would have been born after the 1850 census. Although the death occurred 2 days earlier, the entry in the death register appears immediately after the one for her probable mother Polly FRANCIS. See the next entry for Polly and the 1850 census record for more information. Both mother and daughter died of the flux.
    10 Dec 1852 FRANCIS, Polly - aged 45, d. Dec. 10, 1852; married; father Heny CASSEDY; place of death Mouth of Buckhorn; birthplace Perry. (Source: Breathitt Co., Ky. Death Records posted to Rootsweb by Geneva McKinney).

    SE Note: According to Combs researcher Janet V. Neace, the name of the father is clearly Combs on the original copy of the early Breathitt Co. Vital Statics record. If so, then this Polly may be the d/o of Henry Combs and Rachel Clements who first married a Downey? STACY and secondly married William FRANCIS (see 1850 census record above).

    Dec 10 1852 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Polly FRANCIS, age 45y, female, married, resided Breathitt Co, born Perry Co, parents Henry Combs, died Mouth Buckhorn, Flux (Transcribed from original BCKY VS death record image by Sue Elfving, image courtesy of Janet Neace and JB Francis)

    Notes: Although the ages are a little off, Polly is likely the same as Polly FRANCIS, wife of Wm FRANCIS per their 1850 Breathitt Co, Ky. census record. The death record clearly states Polly was the daughter of Henry Combs and may be the same as Polly Combs, d/o of Henry "8" Combs, who married first Downey STACY. See the 1850 census record and the Report of Henry "8" Combs and his family for more information about Polly and the traditions regarding her possible husband(s).
    Jan 1853 Marriage: Richard HERALD, res: N Fk Ky R, 20, single, b. N Fk Ky R, Emily Combs, 19, single, b.: N Fk Ky R. Marriage also of record in Owsley Co. (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).

    SE NOTE: According to The Combes Genealogy, Emily, daughter of Benjamin COMBS, m a Richard HERALD
    15 Mar 1853 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Eliza Jane COMBS 3, born Breathitt Co, daughter of Jospeh and Debba Combs (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Was this actually Joseph & Delilah COMBS Combs?
    24 Apr 1853 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Nathan COMBS, son of Talton/Jemima SPICER (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    1 May 1853 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Lucinda CAMPBELL 5, born Breathitt Co, daughter of Alex and Tempy COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: See 1850 Breathitt Co., KY census record of Alexander and Temperance Francis COMBS Campbell.
    Aug 1853 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Isaac COMBS, son of Hardin/Disa COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    5 Dec 1853 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Tempy COMBS 39, md, born Perry Co, died pregnant, daughter of Evan & Elizabeth DAVIS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Temperance Proffit "Tempie" DAVIS was the wife of Henry COMBS, Jr., son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs. (See Also Dickey Diary Interviews and the 1922 Thomas A.COMBS Letter)
    23 Feb 1854 Louisa CAUDELL, born Frozen, daughter of Wm. R. CAUDELL and Cythia COMBS .(Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)

    12 Mar 1854 From an old newspaper clipping (name of paper not included): "Byrum STACY, age 35, died March 12, 1854. Bowels cut out by Eli COMBS. Residence, Dry Place, Hazel Green, KY.

    Notes: Neither the above Byrum STACY nor Eli COMBS have been identified as yet. Hazel Green, KY is on the Red River, at the junction of KY 191, 203, 1010, and 7-1/2 mi east of the town of Campton. The town was established in 1829. It lies in [present day] Wolfe Co., KY (est. from Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley, Powell Cos, KY in 1860). Was Eli a.k.a. Elijah? Elias? Elihu? Hugh? Seeking name of newspaper and copy of article


    15 Mar 1854 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Rebecca COMBS, daughter of Joseph and /Delila COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    30 Mar 1854 Cordelia DEATON, born Crockettsville, daughter of Geo. DEATON and Sarah COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    19 Apr 1854 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Elvira COMBS, daughter of William M and Jane COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    18 Apr 1854 Elmira COMBS, daughter of William M and Jane COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    4 Jun 1854 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Clinton COMBS, son of Edwin and Silvany HERALD (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: See Edin COMBS of 1850 Breathitt Co KYcensus. Correction! Birth year was previously listed as 1852.
    5 June 1854 (BC-COB3:1). Commonwealth Plaintiff vs. Washington Combs. Presentment for swearing. Continued.
    5 June 1854 (BC-COB3:3). Commonwealth vs. Seabourn Combs. Peace Recognizance. Defendant appeared and was further bound for 12 months to keep the Peace toward good citizens and especially Preston Combs. Isaac B. Combs his security.
    5 June 1854 (BC-COB3:5). Commonwealth vs. Sampson Combs. Peace Recognizance. Defendant failed to appear. Same for Washington Combs who also failed to appear.

    Note: This Washington Combs may be the same as Washington Combs found on the 1850 Montgomery Co., Ky. census with wife Nancy. His ancestry is unknown.
    6 June 1854 (BC-COB3:6). Commonwealth vs. Sampson Combs. Peace Recognizance. To keep peace for 12 months toward Preston Combs. Security by Thomas Johnson Jr.
    6 June 1854 (BC-COB3:6). Commonwealth vs. Washington Combs. Peace Recognizance. To keep peace for 12 months toward Preston Combs. Security was Alfred Combs.
    7 June 1854 (BC-COB3:14). Joseph Combs Plaintiff vs. Clinton Combs and others. Petition Ordinary. The defendant Seabourn Combs filed his answer. There was an identical case by Preston Combs against Seabourn Combs. William B. Combs a defendant (p. 15).
    10 June 1854 (BC-COB3:37). Commonwealth vs. Isaac B. Combs. Indictment for Tifsling House. Defendant confessed for $60.
    6 Aug 1854 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Deaths) of Flux, Evan COMBS, age 1, b Breathitt Co., Ky, lived Glady,Morgan Co., Ky, son of Washington & Nancy COMBS. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

    Notes: Washington & Nancy COMBS are not found on the 1850 Morgan Co., KY Census, but may be the couple of that name on the 1850 Montgomery Co., KY census.
    23 Sep 1854 Polly McINTOSH, born Troublesome, daughter of Turner McINTOSH and Nancy COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    22 November 1854 (BC-COB3:59). Commonwealth vs. Daniel AKEMAN, Abner "Cude" AKEMAN and Daniel DAVIDSON. Indictment for kidnapping. Recognizance in Perry County circuit court. Said Daniel Akeman in custody for offense of kidnapping. Bail at $1000. John DEATON and William BOLLING do undertake for Daniel Akeman to appear next June to answer said charge...
    Said Daniel DAVIDSON in custody on the same charge with bail at $500. John LITTLE of Breathitt Co. and John L. Combs of Perry County undertake for the defendant to appear 18th day of next term... Same for Cude AKEMAN with bail at $500. Peter AKEMAN and Andrew [blank] are security. Peggy Combs, Isaac B. Combs, Elhannon Combs, Stephen Combs, Bluford Combs, Ira Combs, Zachariah MORGAN, Henry FIELDS witnesses. Attachment awarded for Joseph DONE and Elizabeth Combs.
    On 12 June 1855 (p. 83), the trial for the three was severed.

    SE Note: Daniel and Abner Akeman (Aikman) were the sons of John AKEMAN and Sarah STACY who was a daughter of Peter STACY. The Daniel DAVIDSON would have been a relative of the Akemans. Witness Joseph DONE was married to Eliza Ann Combs, d/o of Jackson D. Combs and his wife Serena aka Reen. Also note that Peggy Combs is listed as a witness but a Peggy STACY is listed in 14 June 1855 court record as witness.
    22 Nov. 1854 (BC-COB3:62). R. W. LANDRUM Plaintiff v. Jackson G. Combs. Petition Ordinary. Cause continued.
    H. C. HARRIS v. Edwin Combs &c. Petition Ordinary. Continued for plaintiff.
    25 Nov. 1854 (BC-COB3:78). Claims by Isaac B. Combs, Elhannon Combs, Granville Combs, Alex Combs, Kindrick Combs, John S. Combs, Nicholas Combs certified by the court.
    4 Dec 1854 Preston SPENCER, born M. Fork, Breathitt Co, son of Allen and Lurena COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)

    Note: Allen SPENCER was married to Farinda COMBS.
    26 Dec 1854 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) not named female, daughter of David HAGINS & Susanny COMBS.(Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    1 Jan 1855 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Alfred COMBS, the son of Alfred and Peggy NOBLE (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Alfred COMBS, Sr. was the son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs. See Also the 1922 Thomas A.COMBS Letter and the Dickey Diary Interviews.
    21 Jan 1855 Minerva J. BACK, b Quicksand, Breathitt Co, daughter of Isaac BACK and Rachel COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    16 Feb 1855 Elihu CAMPBELL, born Buckhorn, Breathitt Co, son of Alexander CAMPBELL and Tempy COMBS.Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    8 Jun 1855 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Armena COMBS, daughter of Sebron and Margaret COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Seaborn COMBS (& all possible var. sp.) m Margaret NEAL/NEIL. See 1850Montgomery Co., KY Census and 1860 Breathitt.
    12 June 1855 (BC-COB3:83). Commonwealth vs. Daniel AKEMAN Defendant. Indictment for stealing and holding a free boy of color as a slave knowing he was free. Defendant arraigned and pled not guilty. Continued to the next day. Jury sat. Adjouned again on 13 June.
    14 June 1855 (BC-COB3:95). Commonwealth vs. Daniel AKEMAN. Defendant found guilty. Sentenced to the penitentiary for full 5 years. Sentence pronounced on 16 June (p. 114) and appear granted.
    14 June 1855 (BC-COB3:100). Commonwealth vs. Daniel DAVIDSON. Continued to the first day of next term. Securities were John and Joseph LITTLE. Bail at $500.
    14 June 1855 (BC-COB3:101). Commonwealth vs. Abner AKEMAN. Bail at $500. Security by Jackson G. Combs of Perry County and Peter AKEMAN of Breathitt County. Witnesses were Elhannon Combs, Bluford Combs, Ira Combs, Peggy STACY.

    SE Note: Peggy STACY is listed as a witness in above record but a Peggy Combs was listed in 1854 record.
    1 Oct 1855 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Rodger COMBS, son of Talton and Gemima SPICER. (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    NOTE: This has been corrected since Gemima Spicer was previously listed as Nancy BOLING.

    11 Oct 1855 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) John W. CRAFT, son of Preston CRAFT & Sarah HAGANS. (Transcribed by from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Note: Sarah HAGANS [sic] was the daughter of David HAGINS & Susannah COMBS.
    15 Oct 1855 Jane COMBS, born Turkey Creek, Breathitt Co, daughter of Evan COMBS and Elizabeth BARRETT. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)

    Notes: Evan and Elizabeth are listed in 1860 in Laurel Co., KY and in 1870 in Logan Co., KY, his ancestry unknown, and not found on 1850 census yet. Correction! Elizabeth BARRETT was previously posted as Polly JOHNSON.
    5 Nov 1855 Alexander COMBS, born Middlefork, Breathitt Co., son of Eden COMBS and Sabina HERALD. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)

    Notes: Eden COMBS was actually Edwin COMBS and he was married to Sylvania HERALD. Correction! Sabina HERALD was previously listed as Nancy JACKSON.
    18 Nov 1855 William DEATON, born Middlefork, Breathitt Co, son of George DEATON and Sarah COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    20 Nov. 1855 (BC-COB3:130-31) Commonwealth vs. Joseph ANGEL Defendant. Indictment for malicious stabing [sic]. Witnesses: Seborn Combs, Edwin Combs.
    22 Nov. 1855 (BC-COB3:143). Mason Combs Plaintiff vs. Jefferson TOLBIN & others Defendants. Trespass. Alias ordered and continued.
    11 Jan 1856 Manford May CAUDELL, born Frozen, William R. CAUDELL and Sitha COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    6 Feb 1856 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Nicholas COMBS, son of Hardin and Dicy (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    4 May 1856 Julyan NOBLE, b Buckhorn, Breathitt Co, daughter of William NOBLE and Lucinda COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    15 May 1856 Marthaan MEINTUSH [sic], born Troublsome, Breathitt Co, daughter of Turner MEINTUSH [sic] and Nancy COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)

    Note: Nancy COMBS was married to Turner McINTOSH.
    10 June 1856 (BC-COB3:175). Commonwealth vs. DAVIDSON & AIKMAN. Indictment dismissed.
    12 June 1856 (BC-COB3:187). Mason Combs Plaintiff vs. Jef. TOLBIN &c Defendants. Ordinay. Dismissed per agreement.
    12 June 1856 (BC-COB3:188). Henry C. HARRIS Plaintiff vs. Edwin Combs &c Defendants. Ordinary. Continued generally.
    16 Oct. 1856 (BC-COB3:228). John GWIN v. Robert DAVIDSON. Ordinary. Continued generally.
    7 Jul 1856 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Lurana COMBS, born Perry Co, daughter of Bluford and Winnsa COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Bluford COMBS married Winney COMBS 02 May 1846, Perry Co., KY. They are in the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, and Winney is listed wife of Bluford in the 1860 Perry, and in the 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census with daughter, Elizabeth COMBS, wife of Stephen BACK. See also 1915 Magoffin Co., KY re Boford and Winnie STACY Combs.
    10 Sep 1856 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Narcissus COMBS, daughter of Mason Combs and Belinda WHITELY (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Note: Mason Combs was married to Malinda WHITELY. Correction! Belinda previously read as Rachel Combs.
    8 Oct 1856 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) William COMBS, son of William M. and Jane COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    10 Oct 1856 Mathew BACK, born Quicksand, Breathitt Co, son of Isaac BACK and Rachel COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    15 Oct 1856 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Lurany COMBS, daughter of Sampson Combs and Elizabeth BARRETT (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Who is Sampson? He is listed on the 1860 Breathitt Census and the 1880 Lee Co., Ky Census, but not found on the 1850 census unless he is Simon COMBS, age 16 in Breathitt KY household of HARVEYS.
    9 Sept 1856 Marriage: Thomas JOHNSON, res: Old Buck, 30, single, b. Middle Fk, Maranda Combs, 18, single, res: Middle Fk, b. Middle Fk (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).

    NOTE: Maranda COMBS, daughter of Benjamin & Jane BROWN Combs.
    16 Mar 1857 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics-Births) Eligah CRAFT born 16 Mar 1857 Quicksand, son of Daniel CRAFT [sic] &Sally HAGANS. (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Note: Sally HAGANS was married to Preston CRAFT, not Daniel CRAFT. Daniel was Preston's brother and is listed in error. Apparently the person filling in the births have switched spouses on Daniel & Preston since Preston is listed with Daniel's wife in the very next entry on this microfilm.
    22 Mar 1857 Celila SPENCER, born Middlefork, Breathitt Co, daughter of Allen Spencer and Lucinda COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)

    Note: The 1860 does not list Celila SPENCER in the HH of Allen and Farinda/Farlina COMBS Spencer.
    25 Mar 1857 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Clabourn COMBS, son of Polly ROBERTS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Claiborn [sic] COMBS, age 3, is in the 1860 Breathitt Co., KY HH of Cyria [Sira] and Polly ROBERTS Combs. No Polly ROBERTS by surname found on the 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census. See also Polly ROBERTS of the 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census with niece Minerva COMBS, and Polly ROBERTS, wife of Sira COMBS w son named Clabourn in1860. To confuse matters more, Sira COMBS was also having children by Polly CAUDILL (niece of Mary "Polly" ROBERTS?) and is apparently living with her on the 1880 Lee Co., Ky Census.
    15 Apr 1857 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Malvery COMBS, daughter of Syra and Joseph COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Joseph & Delilah COMBS Combs (See 20 Jun 1859, Breathitt KY)
    17 Jul 1857 William KING, born Frozen, Breathitt Co, son of Butler and Peggy COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson fromBreathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    4 Aug 1857 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) not named female, b Quicksand, daughter of David HAGANS & Susanah COMBS. (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    19 Aug 1857 Matilda CEATON [Deaton], born Middlefork, Breathitt Co, daughter of George/ Sarah COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    22 Sept 1857 Marriage: Henry Combs, res: Breathitt Troublesome, 38, widow, b. Perry Co, Ky., Polly GRIGSBY, res: Ky, 30, single, b. Perry Co, Ky., rem: Jordan Ashley (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).

    NOTE: Henry COMBS, son of Matthew and Francis BROWN Combs, married 1st to Temperance P. DAVIS who died in 1853. See their 1860 census record.
    19 Oct 1857 John C. B. CAMPBELL, born Leatherwood, Breathitt Co, the son of Zachariah CAMPBELL and Pauline COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    9 Dec 1857 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Isaac COMBS, son of Henry/Polly GRIGGSBY (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Henry COMBS, son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs, married (1) Temperance Proffitt "Tempie" DAVIS; married (2) Polly GRIGSBY (See Also Thomas A. Combs Letter of 1922)
    10 Dec 1857 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) female COMBS, daughter of Al/Margaret NOBLE (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: See Alfred & Margaret "Peggy" NOBLE Combs of 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census.
    20 Dec 1857 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) W. B. COMBS, daughter of Evin /Elizabeth BARRETT (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: William B. COMBS. See Evan COMBS & Polly BARRETT marriage record, 1855 Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics. His ancestry unknown. Note also that this is corrected as Polly was previously listed as JOHNSON.
    12 Jan 1858 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Jeremiah COMBS, born Perry Co, son of Henry G/Evelin COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Henry G. COMBS (the son of Stephen and Martha "Patsy" FRANCIS Combs based on 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census and Dickey Diary) married 19 Mar 1854, Perry Co., KY, Ebeline COMBS. See also 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census.
    21 Jan 1858 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Richard COMBS, son of William B/Susan CAMPBELL (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: William B. COMBS, son of Stephen and Martha "Patsy" FRANCIS Combs. See Also 13 Sep 1876 Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics re William B. COMBS, husband of Susannah COMBS [sic]
    3 Feb 1858 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Jackson COMBS, son of Ephraim/Lizzy COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Was Ephraim son of Stephen COMBS of 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census? Lizzie was Eliza COMBS, daughter of Henry and Nancy BROWN Combs, Jr. of Perry Co., KY (18 Feb 1857,Perry Co., KY DBC:458)
    8 April 1858 Marriage: William NOBLE, res: Lost Creek, 22, single, b. Perry Co, Ky., Dulcinia Combs, res: Troublesome, 18, single, b. Breathitt, rem: Removed to Perry Co (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).
    19 May 1858 (BC-COB3:344). Willy Combs Plaintiff vs. JETT & B __stee Defendants. In equity. Alias summary named and alias ordinance and continued.
    19 May 1858 (BC-COB3:345). Grand Jury Indictment. Commonwealth v. Edwin Combs and Jas. JONES.
    22 May 1858 (BC-COB3:374). Allowances certified by the court. John S. Combs, 7 wolves, $28
    6 Jun 1858 Daniel P. JOHNSON, born Middle Fork, Breathitt Co, son of Thomas/ Meranda COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    13 Aug 1858 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Louisa COMBS, daughter of Hardin/Dicy (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    30 Sep 1858 Ira NOBLE, born Buckhorn, Breathitt Co, son of William/Lucinda COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    13 Oct 1858 Marriage: George ALLEN, res: Perry Co, 19, single, b. Perry Co, Rachel Combs, res: Troublesome Creek, 18, single, b. Breathitt, rem: Removed to Perry Co (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).

    NOTE: This couple found in 1860 Perry Co census living 4 doors from Jackson & Ava ROBERTS Combs.
    13 Oct. 1858 (BC-COB3:392). Willy Combs Plaintiff vs PORTER & JETT. Equity. Cause is dismissed by Plaintiff at her costs. Willy amends her petition (p. 465).

    SE Note: Willy Combs, age 32 in Breathitt Co. census and living with the elderly John and Mary Stephenson, two doors from Hardin Combs Jr. and his wife Dicy Combs (d/o of Nicholas "Bird-eye" Combs).
    13 Oct. 1858. (BC-COB3:398). Commonwealth vs Harris HERRALD continued. Joseph Combs, witness for the defendant recognized.
    14 Oct. 1858 (BC-COB3:406). John CAMPBELL Plaintiff vs. Elizabeth CAMPBELL Defendant. Petition for divorce. Granted to John Campbell.

    29 Oct 1858 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Emily Jane COMBS, daughter of Mason/Malinda WHITELY (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Ancestry of Mason? See 1850 Morgan Co., KY Census


    4 Nov 1858 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) William COMBS, son of Nicholas/Mandagreen ANGEL (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Identity of Nicholas (not on 1850 Breathitt) Could "Mandagreen" be Amanda ANGEL, b ca 1843, in the 1850 Breathitt KY HH of (widow?) Delilah ANGEL (in which HH is also Matthew and Francis BROWN Combs, Sr.)? See 1860 Breathitt census HH 758-758 for Nicholas COMBS, age 21, and Amanda, age 18. The same? Nicholas is of the right age to have been the son of George & Nancy SMITH Combs of Perry Co., KY in 1850; however, The Combes Genealogy states that their son married Elvira HAYES, daughter of William HAYES (no source given and family not yet located).
    6 Nov 1858 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Benjamin COMBS aged 70 [b ca 1788] (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: Benjamin COMBS, born 1793-99, son of RW John COMBS, married (1) 8 May 1816 Clay Co., KY Jane BROWN; 2nd Martha "Patsy" JOHNSON Terry.
    25 Feb 1859 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Winey COMBS, daughter of Henry/Polly GRIGSBY (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    11 Mar 1859 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Sary An COMBS, daughter of Talton/Jemima SPICER (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    9 May 1859 (BC-COB3:423). Commonwealth vs Edwin Combs and James JONES. Motion to sever defendants. Edwin Combs ready to stand trial and pled not guilty. Case continued.

    15 May 1859 Steven CAMPBELL, son of Alexander CAMPBELL and Terripy [sic]COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    20 May 1859 (BC-COB3:432). Curtis JETT vs. Syra Combs. Judgment. Judgment for the plaintiff. To recover the amount in the petition and interest from 16 Jan. 1859.
    20 May 1859 (BC-COB3:432). Commonwealth vs Edwin Combs. Indictment for Grand Larceny. Bail was $200. Alexr HERRALD undertakes for the defendant to appear at court next term. Same for James JONES.

    SE Note. See 1862 newspaper item regarding the murder of Edwin Combs and Alexander Herrald Jr.
    20 May 1859 (BC-COB3:433). Commonwealth vs. Sampson Combs. On indictment for murder. Defendant in custody. Bail at $2500 by Wm M Combs Preston Combs, Wm BURNS, and Rich'd HERRALD of Breathitt County undertake for the defendant...to appear on the 1st day of next term...witnesses: Moses ROBERTS, Isaac JOHNSON, James M JOHNSON, Elisha JOHNSON, Henderson JOHNSON, J F JOHNSON, E JOHNSON Jr., Wm BURNS, Andy BURNETT, Isaac PERRY David LITTLE Jas JOHNSON John CALDWELL...
    21 May 1859 (BC-COB3: Claims certified by court. Simpson Combs for 1 cat at $2. Mariah Combs as witness 50 cents. Lesly Combs as witness 50 cents.

    SE Note: Mariah and Lesly were the children of Hardin Combs Jr. and his wife Dicy Combs.
    15 Jun 1859 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Preston COMBS, son of Joseph/Delila COMBS (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)
    20 Jun 1859 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Deaths) Malvry COMBS 3, died 6/20/1859, daughter of Joseph (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser)

    Notes: See 15 Apr 1857 Breathitt Co., KY Records
    25 Jun 1859 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Edward COMBS, son of John L/Polly BARRETT (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Identity? Is this John L. COMBS on the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census? John L., Polly and Edward can be found on the 1880 Lee Co., Ky Census.
    30 Sep 1859 Alexander DEATON, born, son of George DEATON and Sally COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
    10 Oct. 1859 (BC-COB3:448). Three cases against Edwin Combs for stealing, assault, and petit larceny.
    12 Oct. 1859 (BC-COB3:462). Commonwealth vs. Sampson Combs. Indictment for murder. Continuance granted.
    12 Oct. 1859 (BC-COB3:462). Commonwealth vs. Mason Combs. Indictment for assault. Cause continued. Bail set at $25. Security by Isaac B. Combs of Morgan Co., Ky.
    13 Oct 1859 (Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics - Births) Sary Catherine COMBS, daughter of Edwin/Silvany HERALD (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    15 Oct 1859 Marriage: Jackson Combs, res: Breathitt Co, 23, single, b. Perry Co, Avy ROBERTS, res: Breathitt Co, 18, single, b. Breathitt Co (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).

    NOTE: This couple later divorced. See 1866 court record. Jackson aka John Combs was the son of Stephen and Martha FRANCIS Combs. This couple found in 1860 Perry Co. census.
    8 Dec 1859 Marriage: Ira ALLEN, res: Perry Co, 24, single, b. Perry Co, Delila Combs, res: Breathitt Co, 14, single, b. Breathitt Co (Source BC-KVS/KDSLA-Anc).

    NOTE: This couple found in 1860 Perry Co census living next door to George and Rache Combs ALEN.
    10 Dec 1859 Leander Breckinridge COMBS, born North Fork, Breathitt Co, son of Wm. M./Jane COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson from Breathitt County Vital Statistics Book)
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