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1830 Clark Co., KY Census Index (Transcriptions of Census Records still needed)
Rufus R. Combs
Samuel R. Combs
William Combs, Jr.
Ephraim Combs (read by Deb Coombs)
20001 males//00001 females
2 males under 5; 1 male 20-30; 1 female 20-30
NOTE: This Ephraim Combs may be the Ephraim in marriage bond in Estill Co., KY to Nancy Lee in 1827.
Joseph R. Combs
Notes: Until actual census records are transcribed and added herein, no guesses will be made as to identity of above individuals; however, see also 1821 Clark KY marriage to Sarah BEST and 1827 Bath Co., KY marriage record of one Ephraim Combs.
19 Mar 1831 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) William Leslie Combs & Sarah Ann Combs, daughter of William R. Combs. Surety: Jonathan TAYLOR. (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
Notes: William Leslie Combs (son of John H. & Sophia Bullock (?) Combs Combs) married Sarah Ann Combs (daughter of William Richardson & Elizabeth BLANTON Combs). According to The Combes Genealogy, Jonathan TAYLOR was the husband of Nancy C. BAKER (daughter of John & Mary "Polly" Combs Baker (Evans)). A marriage CD lists the marriage of Jonathan and Nancy BAKER Taylor as having taken place on 11 Mar 1817 in Clark Co. See also Fayette Co., KY Records.
18 May 1831 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Lesley BOSTICK & Mary Ann Combs Surety: Rufus K. Combs. (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
Notes: Lesley BOSTICK (a.k.a. BOSTWICK) married Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel Richardson & Theodosia HOLDER Combs? (Tentative, based on 1834-5 Clark Co., KY Deeds). Rufus K.Combs was the son of Samuel Richardson & Theodosia HOLDER Combs. According to The Combes Genealogy, Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs, married "a BOSTWICK." Was he kin to this Leslie who appears (based on Clark Co, KY Deed) to have had middle initial "C" (Leslie Combs BOSTICK?)
22 Aug 1831 Nancy Combs married Thomas EDWARDS - Aug. 22, 1831. Consent: Joseph Combs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
25 Aug 1831 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Thomas EDWARDS & Nancy Combs. Consent: Joseph Combs (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
Notes: Nancy was the daughter of Joseph & Susannah CLARK Combs per 1842 Clark Co., KY records. Was Thomas kin to William & Elizabeth Combs Edwards (daughter of Cuthbert & Sarah EVANS Combs, Sr.)?
26 Jan 1832 James P. Combs & Amanda BOSTICK. Surety: Samuel Combs. Witness: J.B. Combs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: See also 1839 Clark Co., KY deeds and 1846 marriage of James P. (apparently the same?) to Polly Ann HOWARD.
23 Jul 1832 (Clark Co., KY DB 25, p. 278) Indenture 23 July 1832 between WILLIAM C. SYMPSON, Deputy of James WOOD, late Sheriff of Clarke County of one part and Thomas LINDSAY of the county of Madisonand state aforesaid (Kentucky) of the other part. Witnesseth that by virtue of an execution which issued form the Clerk's office of the Clarke Circuit Court to the following effect, to wit - The Commonwealth of Kentucky to the Sheriff of Clarke County, Greetings. We hereby command you that the estate of James STEVENS, deceased, which came into the hands of Elliott Combs and Mary Ann, his wife, Nancy Stevens, John Stevens, Patrick Stevens, James Stevens, William Stevens and Thomas Stevens, heirs at law of said decedent - judgment (against them) for $71.89 and $12.79 1/2 cents(in favor of) John W. HICKMAN -- etc. I did on the 22nd day of Feb. 1830 before this court house door in Winchester (it being court day) expose to sale to the highest bidder, on a credit of three months, all the rights, title, claim and interest which the heirs of James STEVENS had in a tract of land in Clarke Co. on Boone Creek containing 86 acres bounded as follows: Beginning ...... When Thomas LINDSAY, who was the highest bidder, became the purchaser the price of $25.00 .. Now therefore .. I, William C. SYMPSON, Deputy for Milton VIVION, late sheriff of Clarke County, have bargained and sold .. to Thomas LINDSAY .. Presence James WOOD .. 28th day July 1832.. by WM. C. SYMPSON, Dept. Rec. 23 July 1832. (PAMUNKEY NEIGHBORS OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGNIA, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio)
Notes: Elliott Combs, son of Samuel Richardson & Theodosia HOLDER Combs, married Mary, daughter of James STEPHENS. See also Clark Co., KY Deed Index Entries (a) 26:378 Elliott Combs & wife to Thomas LINDSAY, 1/8 interest in estate of James STEVENS; and (b)
1833 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index
Notes: See 1820 Sally WILLIAMS.
7 May 1833 Caroline Combs, dau. of Sophia B. Combs, deceased, married Joseph B. Combs- May 7, 1833. Consent of Joseph COMBS, guardian of Caroline. Surety: Samuel Combs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Caroline, daughter of John Harrison & Sophia B. Combs Combs, married Joseph B. Combs, son of Joseph and Susannah CLARK Combs? According to The Combes Genealogy, p. 131, Caroline, daughter of John Harrison and Sophia B. Combs, married Jas. [sic] B. Combs; however, same source, page 128, lists Joseph Combs, son of Joseph and Susan CLARK Combs, as having married Caroline, "daughter of Sophia B.
2 Oct 1833 Lexington Observer & Reporter (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Ky Obituaries 1787-1854 by C. G. Clift): Samuel R. Combs of Winchester killed Tuesday Oct 1, 1833
Notes: Samuel Richardson Combs, son of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs, Sr., married (1) Theodocia HOLDER; married (2) 30 Apr 1826, Clark, Margaret THOMPSON (daughter of Lawrence & Keziah HART Thompson). Additional data re Samuel Richardson Combs & his family, from Thomas THOMPSON and Ann FINNEY of Colonial Pennsylvania and North Carolina, by Jane Gray Buchanan, Pp. 172-73, "Margaret W. (Thompson) Combs (1796-1841):
"Capt. Combs was a member of a prominent pioneer family; he was one of four sons of Benjamin Combs, Revolutionary War captain and one of the founders of Winchester, Ky. Samuel R.'s brother Gen. Leslie Combs, a nationally known military and political figure of his day, was the driving force behind Henry CLAY'S presidential campaign of 1844 against James K. POLK. In a letter dated 26 Feb. 1907, Dr. Glenmore Combs discussed the early members of the family. "Capt. Samuel Combs perhaps had more native ability than any of the four sons although Gen. Leslie Combs was more widely known. Samuel Combs was a Captain in the War of 1812, and represented this county (Clark) several times in the State Legislature."
"After their marriage Margaret and Samuel R. Combs lived on his farm in Clark Co. on the Kentucky River. On 16 June 1810, the Kentucky Gazette took note of the fact that "Saml. R. Combs has erected a warehouse & ferry on the Ky. River on the rd. from Paris to Richmond." The Combs ferry was one of the busiest on the river. In addition, Samuel managed a large farming operation. He and Margaret had only one child, a son Werter (Worter).
"On 1 Oct. 1833 Samuel R. Combs was brutally murdered by a young member of the neighboring BUSH family. After his "throat had been cut from ear to ear, he called bystanders to come and see a brave man die. He lived only a few minutes, but long enough to dictate his will by holding his severed windpipe with his own hand."
"Commissioners appointed by the Clark Co. Court surveyed and divided the S. R. Combs home tract of 685 A and presented their report to the Oct. 1834 Court. Margaret Combs continued to live there with the younger Combs children. The 1840 census lists the following makeup of her family: 1M (10-15), 1M(15-20), 1M (20-30); 1F (40-50), 5 slaves. Her property adjoined that ofher sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Henry [THOMPSON] Lisle.
"Margaret did not have long to live, however. Her will dated 11 May 1841, was proved on the 30th of July following. Since information on Margaret is sparse, her will is quoted here in its entirety:
"In the name of God Amen I Margaret W. Combs of the County of Clark and State of Kentucky being Weak in body and taking in consideration the uncertainty of this mortal life - etc. etc. - First I will that after my decease my body be buried - etc. etc. Secondly I will and bequeath to my beloved son Worter Combs the residue of my property either real or personal except one bureau and bed which I will bequeath to my beloved niece Sarah T. MORTON now a single woman. All other property is hereby bequeathed to said Worter to have and to hold himself and his heirs forever and to be at his proper disposal after he arrives to lawful age except two beds and caster bedstead- etc. etc... - I will that he keep as long as he lives in rememberance of his Father and Mother. . . [nb: ommited by ed. are more household items to Worter]... Lastly as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate goods chattels of what kind and nature soever, I give and bequeath the same to beloved son Worter Combs to have and to hold or to dispose of as he choose. And I hereby appoint General Leslie Combs of Lexington [Fayette Co., KY] my sole executor this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one---/s/ Margaret W. (X) Combs. Signed and sealed, published and declared to be her last will and Testament in presence of us as Witnesses: Thomas C. GREEN, W. W. Combs, Shelby MORTON. (Rec., Clark Co. Court, July 1841; Clark Co., KY Will Bk. 10, pg.2)
"The inventory and appraisal of the estate of Margaret Combs were made 30 July 1841 and recorded by the Clark Co. Court the following November. Among the buyers of the long list of items sold were Richard L. THOMPSON, Susan LISLE, Allen THOMPSON, Tho. STEVENS, Wallis Combs, James RICHARD, John GREENS, W. P. CLARK, Sam. BUSH, Zachariah BUSH, Patrick STEVENS, Stephen BUSH. Jonathan BUSH served as administrator."
"Footnote 1: Children of Samuel Richardson Combs and his first wife, Theodosia HOLDER: Elliott Combs, Lafayette Combs, John Holder Combs, Aaron Burr Combs, Frances Maria Combs, Sarah Sophia Combs, Owen Combs, Mary Ann Combs, Elizabeth Combs, Samuel R. Combs, and Rufus K. Combs.
"Footnote 2: "In the 20th century Leslie Combs and his Spendthrift Farm near Lexington have become synonymous with thoroughbred racing in the U.S. and other Countries. This Leslie is great-grandson of the first Leslie Combs." (Provided by Simpson-Thompson Researcher Rhoda Fone)
Note: The above is further augmented by the Mary Salisbury Combs York Paper, as well as add'l documents. I t does appear, however, that there may be a bible record missing, and certainly the files of the above-noted Dr. Glenmore Combs. The following entries in the Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index all apparently relate to Samuel's heirs:
Question: Is Francis R. STOUT a.k.a. Frances "Fanny" Maria Combs, daughter of Samuel R., married 1823, Clark, John STOUT? How did Leslie C. BOSTICK come by an interest?
1834 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index
Notes: Earlier reference to this record indicated it was a will (Record needed). These are apparently the children of William Richardson & Elizabeth BLANTON Combs (son of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs).
Notes: Glenmore, son of Samuel Richardson & Theodosia HOLDER Combs, married Mary Jane HARRIS. Leslie C. BOSTICK married Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel Richardson & Theodosia.
08 Jan 1834 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) HOLER, Richard P. & Combs, Sophia married Jan 8, 1834 (Marriage CD - Source Record Needed) SW: HOLDER
Notes: Who is this? Note that Richard P. HOLDER [sic] is among those involved in the estate of Benjamin Combs (husband of Sarah RICHARDSON)
25 Feb 1834 John Combs, son of John Combs married Nancy STEWART, daughter of James STEWART. Witness: Joseph STEWART. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: The Clark Co., KY deed index (19:39) lists grantor, John M. Combs in year 1822 [sic] with wife's name as "Nancy, formerly STEWART," and deed to James FRANKLIN (appears to bepart of 1822 settlement of estate of Joseph Combs who d 1810, Stafford,but not dated such if this marriage record is accurate).
12 Mar 1834 Marquis C. Combs married Polly BARNS - March 12, 1834. Surety: Churchwell NEWHAM. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Marquis, son of John Harrison and Sophia B. Combs Combs? See next.
1834 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index
Notes: Joseph B., son of Joseph & Susannah CLARK Combs, married Caroline Combs, daughter of John Harrison and Sophia B. Combs Combs. Marquis C. married Polly (a.k.a. Mary "Polly") BARNES this same year, and according to The Combes Genealogy, he was also a child of John Harrison and Sophia B. Combs. Is this part of an estate settlement.?
15 Jul 1834 Clark Co., KY Marriage Records. Samuel Combs married Sally COLE - July 15, 1834. Surety: James W. COLE. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
10 Mar 1835 Clark Co., KY. Born: J. Thomas Combs, son of Samuel J. Combs, born Clark Co. & Bettie [sic] COLE, born Clark Co. (1913 Clark Co., KY Death Cert)
1835 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 28 15 From William L. Combs & wife (Wife's name Sarah Ann) To William R. Combs, 40 A. 1R.
Notes: William Leslie Combs, son of John H. & Sophia Bullock(?) Combs Combs, grandson of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs married 19 Mar 1831, Clark Co., KY, Sarah Ann Combs (his first cousin, Sarah Ann Combs, daughter of William Richardson & Elizabeth BLANTON Combs, according to The Combes Genealogy, and "his own cousin" according to the Edna F. Hightower Collection)
1837 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index
Notes: Samuel J. Combs, son of John H. Combs, and gson of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs. Is this same Samuel Combs who married Sallie [sic] COLE, James W. COLE surety, in 1834, or was Bettie a different wife, and daughter of a different Samuel? How did James W. COLE (and daughter of wife(?), Elizabeth?) fit into the picture? (See later Clark Co., KY deeds and 1850 census.
25 Dec 1837 John H. Combs married Pernelty WALLER - Dec. 25, 1837. Surety: David BROWN. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes:Could John be John Holder Combs, son of Samuel Richardson & Theodosia HOLDER Combs?
1838 (Clark Co. KY Marriage Book 11) Combs, Elizabeth T. married Thomas L. PRICE in 1838. Consent of Wm. Combs (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
30 Jan 1838 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) PRICE, Thomas S. & Combs, Elizabeth T. married Jan 30, 1838 (Marriage CD)
Notes: According to 1842 Clark Co., KY records, and The Combes Genealogy, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph & Susannah CLARK Combs. Why did William Combs give consent?
26 Feb 1838 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) B. F. Combs & Elizabeth Bostic CombsAttest: B.F. Combs. Witness: Samuel R. Combs swears to ageof B. Combs. Surety: Jonathan BUSH (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
Notes: See 1841 Clark Co., KY Deed Index Benjamin F. Combs and wife, Elizabeth. Which are these?
25 Oct 1838 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Fielding A. Combs, Jr. & Mary C. Combs. Consent: Fielding A. Combs, guardian for Mary C. Surety: Charles EGINTON (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
Note: The above appears to be Fielding A. Combs, Jr., son of Joseph and Susannah CLARK Combs (See 1842 Clark KY Records). According to The Combes Genealogy, Mary Combs was the daughter of John Harrison & Sophia Bullock Combs.
10 Dec 1838 "Col. Benjamine Combs of Clark County, a soldier in the American Revolution died December 10, 1838. Aged 89 yrs." (Kentucky Observer and Reporter December 12, 1838.)
From the History of Lexington, (Kentucky) by George Ranch pages 290 and 291:
"Benjamin Combs was born in Virginia and immigrated to Kentucky in 1750[?]-died in 1839 [should read 1838]. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Proof of Captain Benjamin COMB'S service as a Revolutionary soldier is on his tombstone (near Winchester [Clark], Kentucky) and in a newspaper notice (at the time of his death) in the Combs family Bible in possession of Mrs. William E. HUDSON (nee Mary (Minnie) Combs Hudson) of Carrollton [Carroll Co.], Missouri.
"The graves of Capt. Benjamin Combs and his wife Sarah RICHARDSON are on the farm of Mr. Thad HAMPTON situated on the Colyville Pike-6 miles from Winchester, Kentucky."
The inscription on this stone reads:
"Capt. Benjamin Combs, a Revolutionary office and hunter of Kentucky, died December, 1838, aged 89 years."
"In memory of Sarah Richardson, late wife of Capt. Benjamin Combs. This stone was erected in gratitude of her motherly love in infancy and her particular attention the education of her youngest son, Leslie Combs. Died 1816, age 66 years."
Benjamin's tombstone read, "Capt. Benjamin Combs, a Revolutionary office and hunter of Kentucky, died December, 1838, aged 89 years." (Combs Researcher Breck Combs )
BC Notes: The recording of the tombstone by Dr. George F. Doyle of the Clark County Historical Society, Winchester, KY, made February 2, 1933, of which I have a copy, says that Benjamin "Died December, 1839 [sic] Aged 89 years." By then the stone would have been over 50 years old. I think the "8" had weathered to look like a "9". The inscription on the marker of Sarah Richardson Combs stated that she "Died 1816, Age 66 Years". I have visited the cemetery where Capt. Benjamin, and his wife, were buried. The cemetery is in very bad shape, Stone wall that surrounded the area has fallen inward, covering some of the stones. Also, trees have grown up inside. I could detect no names on the stones. The only thing I could read on one stone was: " Stranger Tread Light On This Spot." That was not the inscription that was on either the stone of Benjamin or his wife, Sarah RICHARDSON. The cemetery where Benjamin Combs is buried in located on the farm now owned by Mr. Lee Taylor, at 2926 Becknerville Road, 5 or 6 miles from Winchester, Clark Co., KY. It can be clearly seen from the road, and is located about 200 yards south of the Taylor home and 100 yards east of Becknerville Road. The cemetery is surrounded by a board fence, built in recent years. Formerly, it had a rock wall about 3 feet tall. It appears that animals knocked the wall inward, probably while reaching for the "greener grass" on the other side. I have an old photo showing the cemetery with the rock wall intact. The stones were erected for Benjamin and Sarah by their son, General Leslie Combs, probably to replace the original grave markers. It is my understanding that this was done many years after their deaths. Also note that the George Ranch source states Benjamin was 80 (rather than 89) and adds month of November to death year of Sarah. Clearly, Benjamin died in 1838 since the Kentucky Observer would not have published a notice of his death a year in advance.
From Roster and Soldiers, The Tennessee Society of DAR, 1894-1960:
Benjamin Combs born 1749 Stafford Co., Va died 10 Dec 1838 Winchester, Ky, married Sarah RICHARDSON ca 1775, born 25 Jul 1750 Frederick Co., Va died 1816 Clark Co., Ky. Benjamin came to Kentucky as early as 1775, planted corn and returned to Va to serve as Captain. He was present at the Surrender of Cornwalis at Yorktown and returned to Kentucky in 1782.
Samuel R. married Theodosia HOLDER
Elizabeth married a BOSTIC
Marian married a PRICE
John H. born 1791 Clark Co., KY
Leslie born 1793 married Margaret TROTTER
Note: The above listing of children and their marriages is also exactly as listed in The Combes Genealogy. According to above marriage records for Clark Co., KY, Mariam Combs married John R. PRICE; and Elizabeth married John CALDWELL; however, see also marriage of Elizabeth Bostic Combs to B. F. Combs.
The Fayette Co., KY will of Gen. Leslie Combs of Fayette Co., KY (son of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs) refers to the sale of their father's home place to Robert BROOKINGS, etc., apparently the following 110 acre tract, which was inherited by seven of the eight children (and of their heirs) of Benjamin & Sarah (son Marquis having died s.p.); i.e., William Richardson Combs, Fielding Combs, Samuel Richardson Combs; Elizabeth Combs (Bostick?); Mariam Combs Price; John H. Combs; and Leslie Combs.
Leslie apparently handled the transaction himself, collecting powers of attorney in 1839 from his sister, Marian Combs Price (29:305); Joseph Combs & wife (29:305); Joseph Combs & wife (29:307); Leslie C. BOSTICK [husband of Mary Combs, daughter of Samuel Richardson Combs] (29:308); Richard P. HOLDER [married Sophia Combs, daughter of ???] &c. (29:310); Benjamin Combs & wife (29:311); Fielding Combs & wife (29:311) and Elizabeth (Combs?) Bostick (29:312).
13 Dec 1838 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) BROPHY, Daniel & Combs, Rachel (Marriage CD-Record Needed)
1839-1841 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index
Notes: son of Joseph & Susan CLARK Combs.
Notes: son of Joseph & Susannah CLARK Combs (See 1842 records)
Eight heirs of Samuel Richardson Combs (died 1833) were apparently each granted 1/8 of 1/7 interest, and the Clark Co., KY Deed Index for 1839 (Deeds 29:68, 29:106 and 29:174) indicates that Glenmore, Samuel J. and Darius Combs deeded their interest in 100 acres to James W. COLE in 1839. James W. COLE and wife [who was she?] then deeded "3/8 of 1/7 interest" in 110 [sic] acres to Leslie Combs (29:303). In 1839, Fielding Combs & his wife, Mary (formerly Combs) deeded "1/8of 1/7 interest" in 110 acres to Leslie (29:303); Marquis C. and wife deed 1/8 of 1/7 in 110 acres to Leslie (29:304); and James P. Combs &c. deed 1/8 of 1/7 to Leslie (30:87). In 1840, William L. Combs &c. deeded "2/8 of 1/7 interest" to Leslie and Joseph Combs & wife &c.deeded the same (same deed(?) both 29:397). This appears to account for the full share due the heirs of Samuel Richardson Combs.
20 Jul 1839 Elizabeth Ann Combs married Jonathan BRANDENBURGH - July 20, 1839. Elizabeth dau. of Cuthbert Combs. Jonathan son of David BRANDENBURGH. Surety: Alfred STAGGS. Witness: Benjamin ALLEN, Jr (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Is this Elizabeth, daughter of Cuthbert C. "Cud" & first wife, Rebecca ALLEN Combs?
12 Oct 1839 Mary Ann Combs married George W. OSBURN - Oct. 12, 1839. Age of Mary proven by Benjamin H. FRANKLIN. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: The Morton Co., KS autobiography of William Wallace Combs (son of Mary Ann's brother, William B. Combs), refers to his aunt, Mary Ann, daughter of Cuthbert B. & Sarah DANIEL Combs, as: "Mrs. Polly OSBURN." Is this her? See also 1833 Clark Co., KY Deed Index 26 117. From Combs, Samuel R. To OSBORNE, George 100 Acres, and 1840 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 29:560 From Combs, Cuthbert To OSBORNE, Geo. W. 39 Acres.
14 Nov 1839 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Glenmore Combs & Mary Jane HARRIS, daughter of Elijah HARRIS. Surety: Hezekiah HAMILTON. (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
Notes: son of John Harrison & Sophia Bullock(?) Combs Combs
1840 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 29:477. Marriage Contract. Cuthbert Combs, Sr. with Fanny G. FRANKLIN.
24 Jun 1840 Clark Co., KY Marriage Records. Cuthbert B. Combs married. Fanny G. FRANKLIN - June 24, 1840. Surety: John RAGLAND. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Cuthbert B. Combs, Jr. (son of Cuthbert & Sarah EVANS Combs, Sr.), married (1) 13 Jun 1803, Clark Co., KY, Sarah DANIEL; married (2) his first cousin, Fanny G. Combs, daughter of Joseph & Mary PRITCHETT Combs II of Stafford Co, VA, and widow of James FRANKLIN (See also 1822 and 1850 Clark Co., KY Records) According to unsourced records (seeking source), his first wife, Sarah, died 12 Dec 1839, Clark Co.
17 Mar 1840 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Bonds) "Know all men by these presents that we Marquis A Combs and Jno ALLEN are held and firmly bound unto the Commenwealth of Ky in the just and full sum of [crossed out words- L50 ?] to which payment will and truly to be made to Said Commonwealth we bind ourselves oour heirs & jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed & dated this 1st day of Mar 1840 The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solumnized between the above bound M.A. Combs and Susan ADAMS if therefore there beno lawfull cause to obstruct the same then the above obligation to be Void else to remain in full force and Virtue. ATT J.P.. BULLOCK DC (?), Marquis A. Combs, John E. ALLEN."
"Mr. James P. BULLOCK, Clerk of the Clarke County Court. This is to certify to you that Marquis A. Combs and Susan ADAMS, my daughter do agree to join in a State of Matrimony which we do gave you privilage to grant them lisens(sic) given from under our hands this 13th of March 1840. Robert ADAMS John E ALLEN. proved Mar 14th1840 J.P BULLOCK, D.C. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas)
Notes: Marcus (Marquis) A. Combs, born 22 Nov 1806, Stanton, Clark Co., KY (later of Powell Co.); died 04 Mar 1894, Fulton, Calloway Co., MO; son of Cuthbert & Sallie DANIEL Combs, Jr. (See below)
1840 Clark Co KY Census Index (source records/transcriptions needed - only index acquired thus far)
Combs, James, Jr.
Combs, Fielding, Jr.
COOMBS, Margaret: 1M(10-15), 1M (15-20), 1M (20-30); 1F (40-50), 5 slaves.
Notes: Margaret, widow of Samuel Richardson Combs, with her own son, Werter (Worter), and the two youngest sons of Samuel R. and first wife, Theodosia HOLDER; i.e.,
Combs, Samuel J.
Notes: Again, until census records have been transcribed, no speculating.
1840 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 29:562 Cuthbert Combs to William B. Combs (Wife's name Frances, formerly HARDIN)35 1/2 A.
Notes: Either this date is incorrect, or it is an attached record since William B., son of Cuthbert & Sarah "Sally" DANIEL Combs, married Frances HARDIN 28 Jan 1845, Clark Co., KY.
1841 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 30:187 Marquis A. Combs & wife, Susan, formerly ADAMS, to William G. COOPER. 343/4 Acres.
12 May 1841 Martha Ann Combs married John M. GREEN - May 12, 1841. Martha dau. of Sarah Combs. Surety and Witness: W.W. Combs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Who is this? Was the witness, William Wallace Combs? If so, which? Was Sarah a widow? Whose? See also1849 marriage of Edwin Combs whose mother was Sally. The same? See also1843 Clark Co., KY Deed Index 31:92 From Combs, Samuel R. & wife To GREEN, John Int. in dower Margaret W. Combs, and note GREENS in estate records of Margaret W. THOMPSON, widow of Samuel Richardson Combs.
28 Sep 1841 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Combs, W. E. & PIGG, Nancy (Marriage CD - Record still needed)
Notes: William E. Combs, son of Joseph & Susannah CLARK Combs, married Nancy H. PIGG (1842 Clark KY Records and The Combes Genealogy)
04 Oct 1841 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Combs, William W. & ARNOLD, Sarah (Marriage CD - Record still needed)
Notes: The Combes Genealogy refers to the marriage of one William Wallace Combs to a Mary "Molly" ARNOLD, and states that William Wallace was the son of Richard Combs of Lincoln Co., KY; and gson of RW William Combs of Bath Co., KY. Could the above be the referenced marriage? And is William W. the same as the W. W. Combs of other Clark KY records?
25 Dec 1841 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) FRITS, Emanuel & Combs, Sary Ann married Dec 25, 1841 (Marriage CD's - Record still needed)
Notes: Sarah Ann, daughter of Cuthbert & Sarah DANIEL Combs, Jr. See also 1843 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 31: 293 Cuthbert Combs, Sr. to Amanuel FRITTS, 35 acres. and Morton Co., KS autobiography of her nephew, William Wallace Combs (son of William B. & Frances HARDIN Combs)
"April 2, 1842 Joseph Combs and wife, Susan, with three of their sons -- Fielding A. Combs, Jr. and wife, Mary, William E. Combs and wife Nancy H., and James H. Combs mortgaged 650 acres in Howards Upper Creek, slaves, livestock and household goods, as they were about $4,500 in debt to Spencer CALMES, Cuthbert EDWARDS, John W. CALMES, Robert C. CLARK, Alexander M. PRESTON, and others. The land was that on which they lived, about 250 acres bought by the three brothers from William EDWARDS and his children, and the rest that on which Joseph Combs had lived for many years. (PRESTON vs Combs' heirs, file 596).
"A petition for foreclosure filed July 8, 1842 shows that Joseph Combs died intestate in June 1842, leaving his widow, Susan, twelve children and three grandchildren, issue of a deceased daughter. A survey made "for the heirs of Joseph Combs dec'd for the benefit of the mortagees of said decedent and sons" on April 27, 1843, covering 664 acres, calls the tract part of a military survey but does not say whose. Joseph Combs is too young to have served in the Revolution though it is believed his father, Cuthbert Combs, was a soldier. The latter's land in Clark County was not a military grant, and he lost part of it by a prior military claim. Perhaps the land bought by the three sons of Joseph Combs from William EDWARDS and his children was in a military survey. Sarah W. EDWARDS, daughter of William, married Spencer CALMES, son of General Marquis CALMES, and two of her sons sold to Fielding A. Combs before 1841 Indian Old Fields land they inherited from their grandfather, Gen. CALMES, which was not a military grant.
"The thirteen children of Joseph Combs and his wife, Susannah CLARK, are listed as follows in the PRESTON suit cited above and in Clark Co. Deed Book 31:156:
Rodney W. Combs
Fielding A. Combs Jr.
William E. Combs
Joseph Combs, Jr.
James H. Combs
Mary B. Combs
John H. Combs
Nancy (Combs) Edwards
Maria (Combs) Caldwell
Sally (Combs) Ewing, dec'd"
1843 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 31:156 Joseph Combs' Heirs To Robert C. CLARK. 664 Acres, 3 R, 30 P. by CommissionersNotes: See also 1819 Estil lCo., KY records for heirs of Robert CLARK, father-in-law of Joseph.
29 Aug 1842 Clarissa Combs married Lewis HISLE Surety: John W. CALMES. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Is this Clarissa, daughter of Benjamin Bullitt and Elizabeth PAYNE Combs (Christian Co., KY Records)? See also 1833 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index26:133 From Combs, William R. To HISLE, Hamilton, 1 R. 17 P. See also 1834 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 26 523. From Combs, Darius To HISLE, Hamilton, 19 acres.Darius (a.k.a. Davis per Stafford Co, VA records and Edna F. Hightower Collection, and See also 1839 Clark) was son of John Harrison & Sophia Bullock(?) Combs Combs. See also 1843 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 31:208 From Combs. F. & wife To HISLE, Evaline R. &c. by Com., 15 1/4A. Was John W. CALMES son of Spencer & Sarah EDWARDS Calmes? (See above and 1840 Clark Co, KY Deed Index 31:47 To Combs, Fielding A. From CALMES, John W. & wife 1/2 Int. in 297 1/2 Acres.
1843 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 30:613 From Combs, Benjamin F. & wife To SAVORY, Henry. 13 Acres.
3 May 1843 Mary B. Combs married Hickman L. EVANS - May 3, 1843. Mary dau. of Susan Combs. Surety: William E. Combs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Mary B. Combs, daughter of Joseph & Susan CLARK Combs; and William E. her brother.
29 Nov 1843 R. K. Combs married Sarah L. CHISM - Nov. 29, 1843. Surety: J.N. NELSON. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
BC Notes: Rufus K. Combs, son of Samuel Richardson & Theodosia HOLDER Combs. Rufus and his (second?) wife are on the 1850 Estill Co., KY Census.
22 May 1844 Clark Co., KY. Born: Ennis Combs, son of Dr. Edward Combs, born Montgomery Co., Ky & Luisa BUTLER, born Montgomery Co (1920 Daviess Co., KY Death Cert of Ennis Combs) SW: Louisa
Notes: Edward M. Combs, son of Evan Ennis & Mary Sidnor HINDE Combs. See also 1847 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index. 33:350. James CLARK & wife to Edward M. Combs & c. 119 Acres. 1R. (Wife's name Louisa, formerly BUTLER.).
28 Jan 1845 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Combs, William & HARDIN, Francis (Marriage CD - Record needed)
Notes: son of Cuthbert B. & Sally DANIEL Combs, Jr. See 1818 Birth record above and Madison Co., KY and Morton Co., KS
1846 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index 32:335 From Marquis T. Combs to Chas. F. TAYLOR, 51 A. 23 p.
Notes: Marquis T., son of John H. and Sophia Combs, and/or was he a.k.a. Marquis C.?
14 Jan 1846 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) LEMMON, Joseph L. & Combs, Ann B. (Marriage CD)
5 Sep 1846 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Joseph L. LEMMON & Ann Combs, daughter of Miranda Combs .Witness: Julius BARBEE. Surety: Fielding BUSH (Combs Researcher Breck Combs).
Notes: Not yet known if two marriages or the first in error. The second would appear to be a daughter of John H. and Marinda VIVION Combs? Her father, John H., may have been in Adams Co., IL at this time. Marinda d in 1885 in Scott Co., KY. Who were the other children of John & Marinda VIVION Combs?
05 Sep 1846 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) James P. Combs & Polly Ann HOWARD, daughter of John HOWARD. Surety: Almond MARSH (Combs Researcher Breck Combs) Note: A marriage CD lists as Polly Jane, which agrees with 1850 census.
Notes: Not identified. The Combes Genealogy states that one James P. Combs was son of John Harrison & Sophia B. Combs, but the children of the above James P.and Polly HOWARD Combs, as they appear on the 1850 Clark Co., KY census, do not match those listed in The Combes Genealogy. See also James P. Combsmarried 1832, Amanda BOSTICK, and with wife Amanda in 1839 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index.
27 Sep 1846 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) Combs, Stephen D. & LITRELL, Kitty Ann 27 Sep 1846 (GRS 3.04 CD 229, Dec. 1994 Edition Copyright 1995 Banner Blue Software, provided by Calmes Researcher Gene Cox)
Note: Stephen D. and Kitty are on the 1850 Clark Co., KY Census. Who was he? See Also 1847 Clark Co., KY marriage record and notes for Portion Combs below.
09 Jan 1847 - 26 Jul 1847 (Clark Co., KY Will Book 11) Will of Benjamin ALLEN. In the name of God Amen I Benja ALLEN Senr of the County of Clarke and State of Kentucky being in good health of body and of sound and desiring (?) mind and memory praise to God for the same and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs whilst I have strength and ca---? so to do do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills made by me at any time here-tofore, and first and finally I commit my soul unto hand of him who gave it and my body to the earth and as to my worldly I dispose of the same as follows - first my just debts to be paid - ___? my dear and beloved wife to have a reason support and after her deceased it is my wish and desire that all that my wife has taken to be equally divided between the four sons of mine land excepted that is to say Benja ALLEN, J E ALLEN, William ALLEN and Richard ALLEN and as for my stock and household furniture to be equally divided amongst the four afore named heirs - and it is my will and desire that my slaves shall be divided inthe following manner that is to say first I will unto my son Benja ALLEN Negro boy named Jo, and I will unto son G E ALLEN a Negro boy named Mllis(?) and I will unto my son Richard ALLEN a negro girl named Emiley, I will unto my son Wm ALLEN a negro girl named Man__, and it is my wish and desire that JOHN W. ALLEN son of THOMAS ALLEN have a negro boy at the age of twenty years and all __ of the within named heirs is to pay unto Cuthbert Combs who married my daughter REBECA twenty dollars a piece and that is to be his part of my estate with what he has got heretofore, and all ___ of the within named heirs is to pay John FIELD who married my daughter Nancy twenty dollars a piece and that is to be his part of my estate with whathe has got heretofore all to be paid ______months after my deceased, and it is my wish and desire for all my slaves to live with son J E ALLEN until he pays all my just debts and afterward for Lucy and Mary to live with my wife so long as she lives, and after her deceased for Lucy to belong to the four above named sons JE, Richard and Wm and Benja ALLEN. In testimony I have hearunto set my hand this 9th day of January and in the year of our Lord 1847. Attest Benja ALLEN Senr. As for my lands I will unto son Benja ALLEN all that is on the other side of the creek next ___? bit son JE ALLEN is keep____ ______ until my debts are paid, and give unto son Richard ALLEN Sixty five acres known by the name of Ben. Combs place and son J E. ALLEN I give him all the balance of my land and he is to live at the home place and take good care of his mother during her natural life, and he is to pay all my just debts - as ______my hand, and it is my wish that J E ALLEN and son Thomas ALLEN and son Benja ALLEN manage all my affairs after my decsd. Benja ALLEN Senr and it is my wish and desire if there should be any increase in the family of my slaves whilst they live with my son J E ALLEN and wife for the increase to be divided amongst the four named heirs that is J E ALLEN, Benja ALLEN Wm ALLEN and Richard ALLEN -____ _____ under my hand the day and date afore written Benja ALLEN Senr. attests B D ABBOTT, W A TRIPLETT, A W MILLS
Clarke County July Court 1847. This last will and testament of BENJAMIN ALLEN SR deceased was produced in open Court and herein according to law by the oaths of W A TRIPLETT and A W MILLS ____ hereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded. att JAMES_ BULLOCK cccc (Transcribed from copy of original by Combs Researcher Martin Combs Harrington)
Notes: Cuthbert C. "Cud" Combs, son of Benjamin Bullitt and Elizabth PAYNE Combs, died 1860-1865, Estill Co., KY; married (1) 26 Jun 1820, Clark Co., KY, Rebecca ALLEN, daughter of Benjamin; (2) bef 1840, Lydia (Lydice) DAVIS. See Also Ross Co., OH re Combs Bible of Joseph & Elizabeth NICHOLS Combs of that county, which includes the (non-specific) entries 'Benjamin Combs 1774' and 'Cuthbert Combs 1799' in the handwriting of Elizabeth NICHOLS who married Joseph Combs, 13 Jan 1859 in Ross Co OH. Joseph was the son of Cuthbert by Rebecca ALLEN according to The Combes Genealogy.
10 Mar 1847 Portion Combs married Thomas HILL Daughter of Salley BLACKWELL. Surety: Richard LITTRELL. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Who was this? Did Salley (Sarah?) married a BLACKWELL after death of a Combs husband? No Combs-Blackwell marriage has been located as yet; however, note the presence of Richard LITTRELL, and see (a) the 1846 Clark marriage of Stephen D. Combs to Kitty LITTRELL,and John & Sarah LUTTRELL Combs, Jr. of Fauquier Co., VA (son of John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.); and note BLACKWELLS in records with their family.
25 May 1847 Edwin Combs married Polly Ann Hill MARTIN Edwin, son of Sally Combs. Polly daughter of Moses HILL. Surety: Granville HILL. Witness: George G. BOON, Sr. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Combs Marriages of Clark Co., KY, by Dr. George F. Doyle, 1933)
Notes: Who is this? Is this Sally Combs the same who was Sarah, mother of Martha Ann Combs who married 1841, Clark, John M. GREEN? No "unaccounted for" Sarah or Sally Combs has been located as yet on the 1840 Census, and she is not on the 1850 Clark Co., KY census. There is an "extra" Sarah Combs in Lafayette Co., MO in 1850, and St. Louis Co., MO is the only possible Edwin Combs found on 1850 census index so far (unless he is Edward of 1850 Clark County). Are Granville, Moses and Polly Ann HILL kin to Thomas HILL who married Mar 1847,Clark, Portion Combs? Who was Polly Ann's earlier MARTIN husband?
1847-8 Clark Co., KY Deed Book Index
15 Mar 1849 (Clark Co., KY Marriage Records) William MARTIN & Fanny Combs. Witness: Henry ARNOLD (Combs Researcher Breck Combs)
BC Note: Fanny Combs was the stepdaughter of Richard RICHARDS & Sarah RICHARDS.Ed Note: Who were they? Who was she? Also Note that Henry ARNOLD in 1850 Clark Co Census.
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