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Clay was organized from Madison, Floyd, Knox & unorganized territory in 1806/7. Perry was organized from Clay & Floyd in 1820/1. In 1826, Laurel was established from Clay, Knox, Rockcastle and Whitley. In 1839, Breathitt was established from Clay, Estill and Perry. In 1843, Owsley was established from Breathitt, Clay and Estill. In 1858, Jackson was established from Clay, Estill, Laurel, Madison, Owsley and Rockcastle. In 1878, Leslie was established from Clay, Harlan and Perry.


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.

Early Combs of East Kentucky - A "must read" for East KY Researchers (includes KY County Histories, Migration Patterns, new Combs Research Family Research Reports, Source References, etc.)

Clay Co, KY Marriage Records have (except where otherwise noted) been from one to three sources: (1) "Clay Co, KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co, KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984, and extracted by David and Naomia Payne; (2) Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Matthews (source not stated); and (3) J.P. Downerd (published source not known). In some instances, both Source (1) and Source (3) include parents of the bride or groom. It is not clear whether this added information was part of the marriage record or added by the researcher-submitter. In the case of Source (3), the marriage record also includes annotations which are not clearly differentiated from the records themselves. Source (2) included names of bride and groom only. For the purposes of this report, unless a transcription from the original was available, Source (1) has been used. When Source (1) conflicted with either of the other sources, it has been so noted. Also Note: When a parent's name is included in a marriage record, it is usually either a consent to the marriage (of a minor child) or a declaration that the child was of age. Except where conflicts are noted, source (1) above has been used in this report.  In some instances, dates are "off" by a few days, which may reflect only the difference between the date of the marriage bond, consent and/or return. We are seeking transcriptions from original copies for all Clay Co, KY marriages, and confirmation that the parental information included in Source (1) was part of the marriage record.

Important! Due to the New Series of Combs Research Family Research Reports prepared for East Kentucky Combs Families (see above), we are in the midst of adding both records and annotations to numerous of our Kentucky Combs Counties, particularly Perry and it's predecessors, Clay and Floyd. The result is that some conflicts will be found in the annotations, some of which have been updated - some not (due to the fact that all of our Combs Counties are being actively researched, resulting in constant changes). Please let us know of any annotations that need to be updated.

See also the Dickey Diary Interviews and Josiah H. Combs' The Combes Genealogy



Index to Clay Co., KY Records  
1807-1819
1820-1849
1850-1899
1900-1919
1920-
Cemeteries


1807 Clay Co., KY Tax List, Upper District (Corrected 12 Aug 1998) District recorded by William STRONG,* Commisioner, 9 Nov. 1807 (Selected Entries) (Selected Entries originally transcribed by Combs Researcher Tim Spence who has now added the complete 1807 Clay Co., KY Tax List to his Clay Co., KY GenWeb site).

*William STRONG was a Combs Neighbor near Crabtree Creek in Russell Co, VA in 1795, married Jane, daughter of Edward CALLAHAN below)

CORNETT, Roger
Combs, Nicholas [1796-7 Sullivan Co., TN, 1804 Floyd Co., KY]
CALLAHAN, Edward
Combs, Mace [Meshek of 1790 Russell Co., VA Upper District? & See others]
COCKRELL, Simon, Jr. [See Simon of 1790 Russell Co VA Upper District?]
Combs, John
Combs, Elijah
Combs, Henry
Combs, John
CORNET, Mathaniel [Nathaniel?]
Combs, William [1795 Hawkins TN, 1798-1804 Russell VA?]
CORNETT, William [1796 Sullivan TN, 1803 Russell VA, 1804 Floyd KY]
Combs, Jeremiah
Combs, George
CORNETT, Robert
Combs, Jeremiah
DAVIDSON, Daniel["]
DAVIDSON, John ["]
DAVIDSON, Samuel [1800 Russell VA]
DAVIDSON, Thomas ["]
DAVIDSON, James ["]
HIX, Robert ["]
STACY, Peter [1795 Hawkins TN, 1800 Russell VA]
STACY, Simon [1800 Russell VA]
SUMMERS, John
SMITH, Richard
WOOTEN, Charles
WOOTEN, Fredrick
WOOTEN, James

Combs Researcher Sue Elfving adds from her own abstract from microfilm: One John Combs = 1 white male over 21 [himself]; one white male age 16-21 [b ca 1785-1790]; and 5 horses. No other Combs showed an extra tithe.

Of the above (selected) families:

  • (1) Danger Nicholas "8" Combs, Sr., b pre-1760, husband of Nancy GRIGSBY. Two Nicholas Combs were on the 1796 Sullivan Co, TN Tax List (which appears to have been a duplicate entry as only one Nicholas was on the 1797, and the one on the 1812 Sullivan was land only (non-resident).
  • (2) Mason "Mace" "8" Combs, born pre 1765, married 1793, Wythe Co., VA, Jane "Jennie RICHARDSON.
  • (3) Neither of the two John Combs listed above was RW John "8" Combs who was still in Lincoln Co., KY as late as Nov 1810. One may have been the same who died 1820 Floyd Co., KY, his estate administered by Elijah Combs (John & Nancy HARDING Combs, Sr.); and the other may have been a third older John Combs [III], possibly father of one of the Jeremiah Combs. See also (6) below re the possibility that he was John, son of William and Seth STACY Combs, Sr.
  • (4) Elijah "8" Combs, born 1770, VA, married bef 1799, Sallie ROARK (daughter of RW Michael & Leticia GRIGSBY Roark of Hawkins Co, TN). In 1820, Elijah Combs administered the estate of John Combs who died 1819-20, Floyd Co., KY.
  • (5) Henry "8" Combs, born 1765-1768, married Rachel CLEMENTS (daughter of Benjamin) 26 Sep 1788, Montgomery Co., VA, Mason Combs, Bondsman.
  • (6) William Combs was not RW William Combs according to the records of Lincoln Co., KY (unless he "bounced" in and out of Clay), but may have instead, based on Russell Co, VA records and the 1810 Clay Co., KY census, been William & Seth STACY Combs, Sr. If so, the John Combs listed above his name may have been his son.
  • (7) One of the two Jeremiah Combs was Jeremiah C. "Chunky" Combs, son of Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr., married bef 1803, Syntha SUMNER, dau of Samuel and Winnifred Combs Sumner (Hicks), daughter of William and Seth STACY Combs, Sr., m 2nd (10) Robert HICKS. The other Jeremiah Combs may have been Jeremiah L. "Long" Combs, Sr., andaughter ofr Jeremiah C. "Curly" Combs, who married Elizabeth Combs (daughter of Mason "8" per The Combes Genealogy) in Clay County in 1810 (See also Early Jeremiah Combs of the Southern Frontier).
  • (8) George "8" Combs, born pre-1774, VA; married bef 1801, possibly in Hawkins Co, TN, Lydia HARRELL, dau of John HARRELL of that county. Hawkins Co., TN, before 1804, probably in Hawkins. (Will of John Harrell of Hawkins Co, TN, dtd 1814)
  • (9) RW William CORNETT married 2nd Margaret EVERAGE in 1796 in Sullivan Co., TN (See Also Below)
  • (10) Robert HIX (a.k.a. HICKS) married Winnifred Combs, the widow of Samuel SUMNER, and daughter of of William & Seth STACY Combs, Sr.
  • (11) Simon STACY, Jr. son of Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy (Pettit), Sr.; brother-in-law of both William Combs, Sr. (married Seth STACY) and Ann Combs (m Benjamin STACY), both children of Mason & Sarah Combs, Sr. Simon STACY, Jr. married Elizabeth DAVIDSON, daughter of James of Russell Co., VA
  • (12) Richard SMITH, husband of Elitia Combs, daughter of Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr.
    1808 Clay Co., Ky. tax lists. Source: Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007936, 1807-8, 1811-1826, 1828-1831 (Extracted and Submitted by Sue Elfving)

    This year is the first for Clay Co. to show land entries.
    p. 5
  • COMBS, Henry.........1wm>21, 1wm 16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 6hr/mares 300a 3rd rated land, Clay Co., N. Fk
  • COMBS, Jeremiah....1wm>21, 0wm 16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 4hr/mares 100a 3rd rated land, Clay Co., N. Fk
  • COMBS, Nicholas.....1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 1blk>16, tot blk=0, 3 hr/m, 1 stud hr 400a 3rd rated land, Clay Co., N. Fk, name entered=Nicholas Combs
    No other Combs show any land in the year of 1808.
    1808 Clay Co. Ky Tax List 12 Nov 1808 by A. Baker Court Clerk
    page 5
  • Combs Henry N. Fk. Ky. R.
  • Combs George
  • Combs Elijah
  • Combs Jeremiah N. Fk. Ky. R.
  • Combs Nicholas
    page 6
  • Combs Shadrick
  • Combs Mason
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs John
  • Combs William
    (Combs Researcher Timothy Spence)

    1808 Clay Co, KY Tax List (added entry and add'l info)
  • Biram Combs, no land, 1 wm>21 and 3 horses.
  • John Combs, tithes self and one 16-21 white male (again so birth year range adjusts to 1786-1790)

    (Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from microfilm who notes that this is Biram's and Shadrach's first year, and that no Biram appears again on Clay Lists until 1816)


    Ed Note: The list is now at 11 Combs by surname. Additions: (1) Biram "8" Combs, son of John & Nancy HARDING Combs, Sr., probably came to Clay from (most recently) Wayne Co., KY. (2) Shadrick Combs (ancestry not proven yet, but said by The Combes Genealogy to have been son of a John Combs, possibly has arrived at age 21 this year (in which case, born 1786-1787). Subtraction: One John from the 1807 list is now missing (possibly to Floyd Co., KY?).
    03 Aug 1808 Grantee: HICKS, Robert Acres: 123 Book: 14 Page: 359 Date Survey: 8- 3-1808 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (The Kentucky Land Grants, A Systematic Index to All of the Land Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky 1782 -- 1924, Volume 1, Part 1, Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D. (Originally published as Filson Club Publications, Number 33, KY, p. 334, hereinafter KY Land…)
    1809 Clay Co. Ky. Tax List

  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs Elijah
  • Combs George
  • Combs Henry
  • Combs Mason
  • Combs Nicholas
  • Combs William
  • Combs John
  • Combs Jeremiah
    (Combs Researcher Timothy Spence)

    Combs Researcher Sue Elfving (from microfilm): Jeremiah, Elijah (+16-21), George (+16-21), Henry, Mason (+16-21), Nicholas (+16-21), William, John (6 horses), Jeremiah Combs. Note that Shadrach and Biram have gone missing. They made their first appearance in 1808 together, now they are gone together. In 1809 the county did not enumerate 16-21 category of males. Maybe a John is missing and maybe he is not missing. Simon STACY is missing this year. Elijah, George, Mason, and Nicholas have males 16-21 in 1809.

    Ed Note: 9 Combs: Shadrick and Biram Combs are no longer listed.

    Additional Info for Tax List
    p. 8
  • April 8, Stacy, Peter.......1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 6 hr/m 
    p. 3,
  • April 3, Combs, Henry.......1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 8hr/mares 100a 3rd rated land, Clay Co., N. Fk
  • April 3, Combs, Nicholas...1wm>21, 1blk>16, tot blk=0, 6hr/mr, 1 stud horse 550a 3rd rated land, Clay Co., N. Fk., N=own, Surv=own, Patent=own
    p. 3
  • Aug. 9, Combs, William.....0wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m

    SE Note: The additional data here is that William has no white male tithes indicating he is likely an elderly male. Entries for William, John are dated 9 Aug. An entry for a Jerh [sic] with only 1 horse is dated Aug. 10. I think this is Jeremiah who married Betsy Combs. The other Jerh [sic] Combs was listed on April 3 with the rest of the other Combs (Elijah, George, Henry, Mason, Nicholas) and he has 5 horses and looks to be the same as Jeremiah C. Combs.
    14 Mar 1809 Clay Co., KY Marriage Bond. John CODY to Elizabeth SUMMER (Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

    Notes: John CODY was the son of William & Sinai STACY Cody, the latter daughter of Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy (Pettit), Sr. Elizabeth SUMNER was the daughter of Samuel & Winnifred Combs Sumner (Hicks).
    17 Jul 1809 Clay Co., KY Marriage Records. Rebecca Combs, daughter of Nicholas Combs, to John WILLIAMS. Elijah Combs, Bondsman ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Source (3) lists bride's father's name as "Danger Nick Combs," clearly an annotation.

    Notes: Rebecca Combs, daughter of "Danger" Nicholas "8" & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr., is further documented by Dickey Diary Interviews.
    28 May 1810 Matthew Combs married Fanny BROUND. Henry Combs, Bondsman ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co, KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: According to both Source (2) and Source (3), surname was spelled BROWN. Source (3) adds that father of groom was Henry Harrison Combs, clearly an annotation, probably based on Dickey Diary Interviews.

    Notes: The marriage and ancestry of Matthew Combs,son of Henry "8" & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr., is confirmed by Dickey Diary Interviews, the 1850 Breathitt Co., KY census and the 1860 Morgan Co., KY Census. Matthew is not found in his own household on the 1810 census, and may have been with his wife's family although no James or William BROWN is listed on either the 1810 census or 1811 tax list of Clay. See, however, the 1810 tax list of Floyd Co., KY for 2 James BROWNS. Matthew is found on the 1820 Clay Census.
    29 May 1810 Jeremiah Combs married Betsy Combs. Henry Combs, Bondsman. ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Source (3) adds that Betsy was the daughter of Henry (Harrison) Combs, clearly an annotation, probably based on Dickey Diary Interviews.

    Notes: The ancestry of Jeremiah C. "Curly" Combs is not known. His wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Combs, was the daughter of Henry "8" & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr. Also note that in the 1850 Perry Census, Elizabeth is listed as born about 1798, yet no parental consent listed above. Was the census record in error or did Jeremiah marry two Elizabeth's?
    1810 Clay Co, KY Land Grants

    On the North Fork of the KY River:
  • 5 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Elijah Acres: 250 Book: 13 Page: 548 Date Survey: 6- 5-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R The Kentucky Land Grants (KY Land…p.291)
  • 8 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Geo Acres: 100 Book: 17 Page: 537 Date Survey: 6- 8-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…, p.163)
  • 8 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Henry Acres: 100 Book: 17 Page: 538 Date Survey: 6- 8-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land… p.163)
  • 9 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Jeremiah Acres: 70 Book: 17 Page: 536 Date Survey: 6- 9-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…p.163)
  • 10 Jun 1810 Grantee: CORNETT, Wm Acres: 100 Book: 14 Page: 360 Date Survey: 6-10-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…p.293)
  • 11 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Nicholas Acres: 322 Book: 11 Page: 176 Date Survey: 6-11-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…p.291)
  • 12 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Nicholas Acres: 69 Book: 11 Page: 175 Date Survey: 6-12-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…p.291)
  • 12 Dec 1810 Grantee: Combs, Nicholas Acres: 69 Book: 11 Page: 175 Date Survey: 6-12-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…p.291)

    On Lotts Creek:
  • 13 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Nicholas Acres: 80 Book: 13 Page: 289 Date Survey: 6-13-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: Lotts Cr (KY Lands… p.291)

    Near the mouth of Buckeye Creek
  • 6 Jun 1810 Grantee: Combs, Mason Acres: 400 Book: 16 Page: 126 Date Survey: 6- 6-1810 County: Clay Watercourse: nr Mouth Buckeye Cr (KY Lands… p.291)
    1810 Clay Co., KY Census (Note: The transcription originally published here was by Combs-Cody Researcher George Baumbach; those entries have been subsequently compared to the 1810 Clay Co., KY Census Transcription of Combs Researcher Tim Spence of the Clay Co., KY GenWeb, now available on-line, and some entries have now been added from that source as well. Also note that George Baumbach also shows a Francis Combs on p. 152, no stats, not found on Tim's transcription.)

    Legend:
    White males: 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+
    Females: 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+ F.P. Slaves
    Note: The birth year range of eldest male in HH has been added after some stats.
    p. 152
    16 George Combs 10100-201000-3
    ["8" b 1784-1794, too young husband of Lydia HARRELL? If he is the same who appeared on 1807 tax list, then he was presumably 21 years of age by 1807, thus born between 1784 and 1787; however, this seems more likely to have been an error (See 1820 Census).]

    17 Henry Combs 41110-110100-0
    ["8" b 1765-1784, m 1788, Montgomery Co, VA, Rachel CLEMENTS]

    18 Jeremiah Combs 00100-001000-0
    [both Jeremiahs on this census were born 1784-1794, as were their wives, and neither has children in HH. This may, however, be Jeremiah "of Lower Perry" who m Elizabeth, daughter of Henry "8" above]

    25 Richard SMITH 41001-11100-0
    [husband of Elitia Combs, daughter of Nicholas "8" Sr.]

    28 John FIELDS 31010- 20100-0
    [See Affidavit of Nicholas Combs, Sr. in support of John FIELDS' RW Pension Application, which includes data re Squabble State, NC, and Sullivan TN, and in regard to the 1788 Sullivan Co TN Militia List of Capt. Thomas VINCENT.]

    29 Elijah Combs 21010 301100-3
    ["8" b 1765-1784, husband of Sarah ROARK]

    This page also includes surnames BOLING, EVERSOLE, HITCHCOCK, HORNBACK, WATTS, WILLIAMS, YORK

    p. 153
    08 John Combs 21101-01001-00
    [not RW John "8" (who is in Lincoln Co., KY), this John Combs III b bef 1765, and father of Shade (next) according to The Combes Genealogy. Might he have been son of William & Seth STACY Combs, Sr. of Russell Co., VA? Also note that there are at least three "unaccounted for" young males in this household] See also John Combs, b pre-1765, in the 1820 Floyd Co., KY Census.

    09 Shade Combs 00100-10100-00
    [b 1784-1794, son of John Combs per The Combes Genealogy; not on 1809 Clay tax list, but on this census and the 1810 & 1811 lists]

    12 Samuel CORNETT 31010-32110-0
    [brother of RW William CORNETT (Dickey Diary); his land adj. to William and Seth STACY Combs, Sr. in Russell Co, VA]

    13 William CORNETT 32101-31201-00
    [b <1765, Rev War Soldier William CORNETT, married Mary EVERAGE in Apr 1796 in Sullivan Co, TN; he was in Russell Co, VA in 1803 near land of William and Seth Combs Stacy]

    16 Will Combs 00001-10001-00
    [b bef 1765, but not RW William "8" who appears to be in Casey Co., KY this year. Instead, this seems more likely to have been William & Seth STACY Combs, Sr. ]

    17 Nathanel [Nathaniel?] CORNETT 21101-21011-0

    18 Robert HICKS 21010-21010-0
    [b 1765-1784, 2nd husband of Winnifred Combs, daughter of William and Seth STACY Combs, Sr., and widow of Samuel SUMNER of Montgomery Co, VA; they were in Russell Co, VA in 1800]

    19 John CODEY 10010-00100-00
    [b 1765-1804, son of William & Sinai STACY Cody of Russell Co., VA (land adj. to William and Seth STACY Combs, the latter the sister of Sinai STACY Cody); married 1809, Clay, Elizabeth SUMNER, daughter of Saml. & Winnie Combs Sumner (Hicks)]

    23 Mason Combs 42001 22101-02
    ["8" b bef 1765, & wife, Jane RICHARDSON]

    24 John HOUCK 20101-00001-0 (a.k.a. HAWK? See Warren Co., TN)

    25 Nicolas Combs 11001-00001-01
    ["8" b bef 1765 & wife, Nancy GRIGSBY]

    26 John WILLIAM 00100-00100-0
    [John WILLIAMS m 1809, Clay, Rebecca Combs, daughter of Nicholas "8" Sr., both b 1785-1794)

    This page also includes surnames GRIGSBY, HITCHCOCK, WEBB, WHITTAKER

    p. 155
    21 Roger CORNETT 41010-10010-00
    [son of RW William CORNETT, m Polly LEWIS]

    22 Daniel DAVIDSON 21001-01010-1
    [son of James DAVIDSON, Sr. of Russell Co, VA]

    23 Peter STACY 00010-00201-00
    [b 1765-1784; son of John STACY (son of Benjamin & Ann Combs Stacy, Sr.?) & Lucy SKAGGS, daughter of Henry SKAGGS of Russell Co, VA and Green Co., KY (See also 1781 Montgomery Co, VA Militia List). Peter resided in Hawkins Co., TN in 1795 when sold land to Mason Combs (Jr.?).

    29 Jeromiah Combs 00100 0010000
    [he and wife both b 1784-1794; of the two Jeremiah's in this census, he is probably Jeremiah C. "Chunky" Combs son of Nicholas "8" Sr., who m pre-1803, Syntha SUMNER, daughter of Samuel & Winnifred Combs Sumner (Hicks)]

    This page also includes surnames ALLEN, BAKER, BROUGHTON, DAVIDSON, ELKINS, HUFF (a.k.a. HOUGH?) LEWIS, MOORE (MORE)

    Also Note: In addition to the two Jeremiah Combs listed above, a third Jeremiah Combs is on the 1810 Floyd Co., KY Census. Either he, or one of the above two, is Jeremiah "Long," said by The Combes Genealogy to have also been son of a John Combs. Also note that a John CODY and Jeremiah Combs who may have been the same as above are also on the 1810 Clark Co., KY census.


    1811 Clay Co., Ky. Tax List

    CORNETT, William
    HIX, Henry
    HIX, Robert
    MOORE, Samuel*
    SMITH, Richard
    WILLIAMS, John
    (1811 Clay Co., KY Tax List, Combs Researcher Tim Spence)

    1811 Clay Co., Ky. Original Tax Lists 1807-8, 1811-1826, 1828-1831 on FHC Microfilm #0007936, Extracted and Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving

    p. 4

  • 29 Jun. Combs Shadrick......0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3 hr/m
  • 29 Jun. Cody John...............0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m
  • 29 Jun. Combs William........0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m
  • 29 Jun. Combs Jeremiah......0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m
  • 29 Jun. Combs Elijah...........0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 3blk>16, tot blk=3, 2hr/m
  • 29 Jun. Combs Nicholas..............1wm>21, 1wm16-21, 1blk>16, tot blk=2, 7hr/m
  • 280a 3rd rated land, Clay Co., N.Fk. River, n=Nicholas Come, same, same
  • 29 Jun. Combs Henry..................1wm>21, 1wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 5hr/m
  • 100a3rd rated land, Clay Co., N.Fk. River, n=Henry Comb, same, same
  • 29 Jun. Combs George................1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 1blk>16, tot blk=3, 3hr/m
  • 100a3rd rated land, Clay Co., N.Fk. River, n=George Comb, same, same
  • 29 Jun. Combs John............0a, 1wm>21, 1wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 7hr/m
  • 29 Jun. Combs Mason.........0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=2, 6hr/m
  • 29 Jun.* Combs Jeremiah.............1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 5hr/m
  • 70a3rd rated land, Clay Co., N.Fk. River, n=Jerh Combs, same, same
    p. 6
  • 8 Jun. Grigsby, James......0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 0hr
  • 29 Jun. Grigsby, Thomas....0a, 1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr

    SE Note: Nicholas, Henry, and John show an extra male tithe age 16-21. John Combs, with no land, again shows 1 white male >21, and 1 white male 16-21 and 7 horses. (This should be the same John that has always been in Clay Co. Those horses are a clue). Henry and Nicholas have a 16-21 tithe.
    Ed Notes: 1811: 10 Combs. Those listed on the 1811 tax list with an asterisk (*) were not on the 1810 list; i.e., although 2 Jeremiah Combs were on the 1809 tax list and the 1810 Census, only one Jeremiah was on the 1810 tax list. Also note that although Matthew Combs (son of Henry "8" & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs) m in May 1810 in Clay, he is not listed either here on in the 1810 census. See Revolutionary Soldiers of Warren & White Cos, TN re RW Samuel MOORE of Orange and Rutherford Cos NC, Burke Co GA, Claiborne TN, Clay Co., KY, Bedford and Wayne TN and White Co., TN with property adjacent to William RIDGE, Jr. (son of William & Winnifred Combs Ridge, Sr.) and Martin & Sarah Combs Johnson (earlier of Hawkins Co., TN, later of Warren Co., TN and Madison Co., AR)
    1812 Clay Co., Ky. Original Tax Lists 1807-8, 1811-1826, 1828-1831 on FHC Microfilm #0007936, Extracted and Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving who notes: Males aged 16-21 were not tracked this year, and no land for any Combs entry was specified although land for others given.

    p.1
  • 20 Feb? Brown Henry.........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 0hr, 2 stud horses
    p. 3
  • 11 Jul. Combs Jeremiah..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 4hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs George.............1wm>21, 1blk>16, tot blk=3, 4hr/m
    p. 4
  • 11 Jul. Combs Mason..............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs Henry...............1wm>21, 1blk>16, tot blk=2, 8hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs Mathew............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=5, 5hr/m

    [First appearance for Mathew, son of Henry who had extra male in 1808-11]

  • 11 Jul. Combs Nicholas..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m

    [SE Notes: I think the tax taker made a mistake in that data does not look like Nicholas]

  • 11 Jul. Combs Elijah...............1wm>21, 3blk>16, tot blk=3, 3hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs Shadrick..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3 hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs Jeremiah..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3 hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs John................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 8hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs William............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Cody John...................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m
  • 11 Jul. Combs William............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1 hr/n

    SE Note: Notice there are two William Combs this year. There was water damage to the rest of the surnames beginning with C.

    p. 7
  • 3 Oct. Gum Abraham............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1 hr/m
  • 3 Oct. Grigsby, Thos.............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m
    27 Nov 1812 Marriage Bonds, Clay Co., KY: "November 20th 1812 This is to satisfi that I have no objectshun agants Gorge STACY marring my stept daughter Mary SUMMERS. Robert HICKS. Winnifort HICK. Mr. Abner C--- C of C C C (Provided by Combs Researcher Barbara Mathews)

    Notes: George STACY, son of Simon & Elizabeth DAVIDSON Stacy, Jr., and grandson of Simon and Judith TOLSON Stacy (Pettit), Sr., m Mary SUMNER, daughter of Samuel and Winnifred Combs Sumner (Hicks)
    1813 Clay Co., Ky. Original Tax Lists 1807-8, 1811-1826, 1828-1831, on FHC Microfilm #0007936, (Extracted and Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving)

    p. 5
  • Combs Shadrick......0a.............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 6hr/m
  • Combs Mason......400a(3rd rtd).1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=2, 6hr/m
  • Cody John...............0a.............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m

    [Son of William Cody and Sinai Stacy]

  • Combs George......100a(3rd rtd).1wm>21,1blk>16, tot blk=3, 4hr/m
    p. 6
  • Combs John Junr......0a.............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m
  • Combs John Senr.....0a.............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m
  • Combs Jerh Snr.....70a(3rd rtd)...1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=1, 3hr/m
  • Combs Henry Senr.100a(3rd rtd).1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 5hr/m
  • Combs William Jnr...0a..............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m
  • Combs Mathew........0a..............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m
  • Combs Jerh.............0a..............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3 hr/m
  • Combs Elijah......200a(3rd rtd).....1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=3, 3hr/m
  • Combs John............0a...............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m
  • Combs Nicholas..480a(3rd rtd)....1wm>21, 1blk>16, tot blk=3, 7hr/m

    SE Note: First year we have had three (3) John Combs, including a Jr. and Sr. One is certainly older than the other and Jr. is likely a son since the early John was carrying an extra male tithe in 1807 and 1808. The 1810 census for John Combs shows him to have a male age 16-26 in his hh. John, son of John, was b. c1791 and married Rebecca Combs, daughter of of Mason, in 1813. His 1791 dob fits with an 1813 tax list appearance. Also we have a William Combs Jnr but no Senior listed although there were two Williams in 1812. The Jeremiah with 70a and designated Sr. is Jeremiah C. Combs, son of Danger Nick while the Jeremiah Jr. is the yet unplaced Jeremiah Combs.

    p. 9
  • Grigsby, Thos.......0a.................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m
    p. 16
  • Richee Crockett...0a.................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m
    p. 17
  • Stacy George......0a.................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m

    [Son of Old Simon Stacy who was son of of Simon Stacy and Judith Tolson]
  • Stacy Benjamin...0a.................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m

    [Son of of Benj. Stacy Sr. and Ann Combs, md. Barbara Combs in Linc. Co., Ky., [daughter of John Combs]
    p. 19
  • Toleston Warren..0a.................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr

    1813 Clay Co. Ky. Tax List (Combs Researcher Tim Spence)
  • Combs Shadrick
  • Combs Mason
  • Combs George
  • Combs John Jr.
  • Combs John Sr.
  • Combs Roy
  • Combs Henry
  • Combs William
  • Combs Nathan
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs Elijah

    Combs Researcher Sue Elfving adds:
  • John Combs Jr with 1 horse (first appearance)
  • John Combs Sr with 3 horses

    SE Note: I think the above John Sr. is the same as the one who has been there all along, and a son gets enumerated for the first time with his own horse. John Jr. could have been the 16-21 (age 16) in 1807; i.e., born ca 1790.
    17 Dec 1813 Clay Co., KY Marriage Records. Becca Combs, daughter of Mason Combs, to John Combs, Jr, son of John Combs. No Bondsman. ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Source (2) lists bride's given name as "Becca (Rebecca)" and date of 13 Dec 1813; and Source (3) lists her name as Rebecca.

    Notes: According to The Combes Genealogy, the groom was John "Jack" Combs, son of RW John "8" Combs. He is apparently the same as John Combs, Jr. whose appearance on the 1813 tax list for the first time, may signify that he had come of age (John "Jack" was b ca 1792, thus abt 21 years of age); and the bride, Rebecca Combs, daughter of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs. If of age, however, was the inclusion of his father's name in marriage record a consent or a declaration he had reached his majority? Perry Co. deeds show her name was Rebecca and that she remarried to James FRANCIS.
    1814 - 1816 Kentucky Land Grants (all on the North Fork of the Kentucky River(:

  • 11 Aug 1814 Grantee: WHITE, Hugh Acres: 160 Book: 26 Page: 58 Date Survey: 8-11-1814 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R The Kentucky Land Grants, p. 436
  • 27 Oct 1815 Grantee: RIFFE [nb: RIPPE?], James Acres: 45 Book: 20 Page: 62 Date Survey: 10-27-1815 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (The Kentucky Land Grants, p. 291)
  • 28 Oct 1815 Grantee: Combs, Shadrack Acres: 30 Book: 22 Page: 120 Date Survey: 10-28-1815 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R The Kentucky Land Grants, p. 291
  • 1 Dec. 1815 Clay Co., Ky. Richard SMITH, #41, 50 acres on the north fork of the Ky. River including his improvements (Combs Researcher Sue Elfving, abs Clay COBB: pp?).
  • 8 Nov 1816 Grantee: Combs, John Acres: 50 Book: B Page: 452 Date Survey: 11- 8-1816 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land… p. 509)
  • 8 Nov 1816 Grantee: Combs, Mason Acres: 50 Book: E Page: 134 Date Survey: 11- 8-1816 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…p.509)
  • 8 Nov 1816 Grantee: Combs, Wilmouth Acres: 50 Book: E Page: 135 Date Survey: 11- 8-1816 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land… p. 509)

    Notes: The above Wilmouth Combs is undoubtedly the daughter of Mason and Jane RICHARDSON Combs abt whom her brother, Napoleon Bonapart Combs, stated in a Dickey Diary Interviews, "My father took up all the land that he could in his own name, and then he took some up in his daughter, Willie's, name. " (See Also Below) Question: Could Wilmouth take up land if under 21?
    1814 Clay Co., Ky. Original Tax Lists 1807-8, 1811-1826, 1828-1831 on FHC Microfilm #0007936, (Extracted and Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving)

    p. 5

  • Combs Henry Senr...........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 5hr/m, V=$1150 170a(3rd) in Clay Co., Name ent=H. Combs, surv=same, patented=same
  • Combs Mathew........0a.....1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$40
  • Combs Jeremiah...............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=1, 3hr/m, V=$600 70a(3rd) in Clay Co., no name data listed
  • Clemmens William....0a.....1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 0hr, V=blank
  • Combs Nicholson..............1wm>21, 1blk>16, tot blk=2, 6hr/m, V=$1600 640a(3rd) in Clay Co., N. Fk, n= Combs, same, same
  • Combs Mason...................1wm>21, 3blk>16, tot blk=3, 3hr/m, V=$2130 400a(3rd) in Clay Co., N. Fk, n=E. Combs, same, same
  • Combs Nicholson Jnr..0a....1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 0hr/m, V=blank

    [First year for second Nicholas, son of Danger Nick]

  • Cody John.................0a.....1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$70
  • Combs George...................1wm>21,1blk>16, tot blk=3, 4hr/m, V=$1340 100a(3rd) in Clay Co., N. Fk, ne=G. Combs, same, same
  • Combs William .........0a.....0wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 4hr/m, V=$120
  • Combs Jno Jnr........0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$30
  • Combs Jno Snr.......0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 5hr/m, V=$110
  • Combs Jeremiah.....0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$30
  • Combs Shadrick.....0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$80

    SE Note: No Elijah this year and one John gone. Nicholas Jr. pops us with no property.

    p. 8
  • Grigsby, John.......0a..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 0hr/m, V=blank
    p. 9
  • Grigsby, Thos.......0a..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m, V=$60
  • Grigsby, Jno.........0a..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$20
    p. 18
  • Stacy Peter.........0a...........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 0hr/m, V=blank
  • Stacy George......0a...........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=blank
  • Stacy Benj..........0a...........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=blank
    p. 19
    Tolson, Warren and Thomas
    p. 20
  • Watts Elijah......0a..............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 4hr/m, V=$120
  • Watts George...0a..............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$40
    1814 Clay Co. Ky. Tax List (Combs Researcher Timothy Spence)
  • Combs Henry
  • Combs Nathan
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs Nicholson
  • Combs Mason
  • Combs Nicholson Jr.
  • Combs George
  • Combs William
  • Combs John Jr.
  • Combs John Sr.
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs Shadrick

    Ed Notes: 12 Combs: Additions: Nicholson (Nicholas "8") has returned; Nicholason, Jr., his son, Nicholas, Jr., b ca 1793, has come of age; the second Jeremiah is back. Sue Elfving adds that her abstracts do not include any John Combs, but could have been missed.


    25 Aug 1814 Clay Co., KY Marriage Records. Hardin Combs to Macy Combs. Mason Combs, Bondsman ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Source (2) lists bride's given name as "Hacy." Source (3) lists groom as Hardin Combs, Sr., son of John Combs and bride as Nancy Combs, daughter of Mason Combs, and year as 1825.

    Notes: Hardin Combs, Sr., born ca 1793, VA or KY, son of RW John "8" Combs, married Nancy Combs, daughter of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs. Her given name was Nancy based on both an 1848 Perry Co., KY deed and the 1850 and 1860 Owsley Co., KY census.
    1815 Clay Co., Ky. Original Tax Lists 1807-8, 1811-1826, 1828-1831 on FHC Microfilm #0007936, (Extracted and Submitted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving)

    p. 4
  • Combs Mason...................1wm>21, 2blk>16, tot blk=2, 6hr/m, V=$1525 400a (3rd) in Clay Co., N. Fk, n= M. Combs, same, same In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs Henry ...................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=1, 4hr/m, V=$500 100a (3rd) in Clay Co., n= H. Combs, same, same In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs Elijah.....................1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=2, 3hr/m, V=$2700 250a (3rd) in Clay Co., n=E. Combs, same, same In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs Jeremiah...............1wm>21, 1blk>16, tot blk=1, 3hr/m, V=$510 70a (3rd) in Clay Co., n=J. Combs, same, same In Combs Regt. #80
    p. 5
  • Combs Nicholas Jnr..0a.....1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m, V=$90 In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs Nicholas Snr..........1wm>21, 2blk>16, tot blk=3, 6hr/m, V=$1196 498a (3rd) in Clay Co., N. fork, n= N. Combs, same, same In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs Shadricke...0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$60 In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs John Snr.....0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 4hr/m, V=$100 In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs William Jnr..0a.......1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$20 In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs John Jnr.....0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$30
  • Combs Jeremiah.....0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$35 In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs Birum.........0a........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 0hr/m, V=blank In Combs Regt. #80

    [First appearance for Biram]

  • Combs George...................1wm>21, 3blk>16, tot blk=4, 3hr/m, V=$1120 100a(3rd) in Clay Co., North Fork, n= G. Combs, same, same In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs William........0a.....0wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 3hr/m, V=$100 In Combs Regt. #80
  • Combs Hardin..........0a....1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$60 In Combs Regt. #80

    SE Note: No Mathew this year. Hardin appears for first time, and still have the untithable William and a William Jnr.

    p. 8
  • Grigsby, Thos.......0a..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 2hr/m, V=$40 In Allens 80th
  • Grigsby, John.......0a..........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$20 In Allens 80th
    p. 16
  • Stacy Peter.........0a...........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$50 In Ridgel 80th
  • Stacy Benjamin...0a...........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$30 In Combs 80th
  • Stacy George......0a...........1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$30 In Combs 80th
  • Stacy Simon......0a............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=0, 1hr/m, V=$30 In Combs 80th
    p. 17
  • Tolson, Peter.....0a............1wm>21, 0blk>16, tot blk=1, 0hr/m, V=bland In P___ 68th
    1815 Clay Co., KY Tax Lists (Extracted by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter from CLAY Co., KY ANCESTRAL NEWSquarterly, vol V #1 Feb 1989 page 3)

  • Combs, Henry
  • Combs, Elijah
  • Combs, Jermiah
  • Combs, Nicholas Jr
  • Combs, Shadrick
  • Combs, John Sr
  • Combs, Wm. Jr
  • Combs, John Jr
  • Combs, Jermiah
  • Combs, Birum
  • Combs, George
  • Combs, Wm.
  • Combs, Hardin
  • HICKS, Robert
  • RIPPY, James
  • STACY, Peter
  • STACY, George
  • STACY, Simon

    Ed Notes: 13 Combs: Additions: Elijah has returned. Birum (Biram), Hardin and William Jr. are new. Biram may have been Biram "8". Hardin is newly married. William Jr. has not been identified. Subtractions: Nicholas (Sr.) is gone again. Mason and Nathan are missing.
    11 Mar 1816 Henry Combs, Jr, son of Henry Combs married Nancy BROWN, daughter of James BROWN. Robert HICKS, Bondsman ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Source (2) does not list groom as a Jr. Source (3) lists groom as Henry Combs, Jr., son of Henry Harrison Combs (the latter clearly an annotation, probably based on Dickey Diary Interviews).

    Notes: Henry Combs, Jr., born ca 1797, TN, son of Henry and Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr. James BROWN may have been one of two on the 1810 Floyd Co., KY tax list.
    4 Apr 1816 Benjamin Combs married Jane BROWN. Mason Combs, Bondsman. ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Source (2) lists marriage date as 4/8/1816. Source (3) lists groom's father as John Combs and bride's given name as Patsy Jane. The latter is documented to have been in error; i.e., the groom married (1) Jane BROWN; (2) Martha "Patsy" JOHNSON, former wife of Thomas TERRY. Inclusion of the groom's father's name was probably an annotation based on Dickey Diary Interviews.

    Notes: Benjamin Combs, born ca 1793, TN, son of RW John "8" It is not known if Jane BROWN was kin to either Fannie, wife of Matthew; or Nancy, wife of Henry, Jr. (See Dickey Diary Interviews and Sewell S. Combs Manuscript).
    1816 Clay Co., KY Tax Lists (Extracted by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter from CLAY Co., KY ANCESTRAL NEWS quarterly, vol V #2 May 1989)

  • Combs, Henry
  • Combs, Elijah
  • Combs, Jermiah
  • Combs, Biram
  • Combs, William
  • Combs, John
  • Combs, Henry Jr
  • Combs, Mason
  • Combs, Mathew
  • Combs, Nicholas
  • Combs, Nicholas Jr
  • Combs, Shade
  • Combs, John
  • HICKS, Robert
  • RIPPY, James
  • STACY, Peter
  • STACY, George

    Combs Researcher Sue Elfving adds (abstr. from microfilm):
  • John Combs 0 horses
  • John Combs 3 horses.
  • Biram Combs 1 white poll, no land, 1 horse

    Ed. Notes: 13 Combs Additions: Nicholas (Sr.) has returned. Mason has returned. Matthew is new (son of Henry, b ca 1790?). Henry, Jr. is new (son of Henry, Sr., and newly married). Subtractions: One Jeremiah is missing; George is missing. William Jr. is missing. Hardin is missing. There are still two John's, but neither has designation of Jr. or Sr. Shadrick is termed Shade.
    1817 Clay Co. Ky. Tax List (Combs Researcher Timothy Spence)

  • Combs Elijah
  • Combs John
  • Combs Benjamin
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs John
  • Combs William
  • Combs Shadrick
  • Combs Biran [Biram per Clay Co., KY Quarterly]
  • Combs Mason
  • Combs Mathew
  • Combs Henry Sr.
  • Combs Henry Jr.
  • Combs George
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs Nicholas
  • Combs Nicholas Jr.

    Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter adds: HICKS, Robert, RIPPE, James, STACY, Benjamin, STACY, George, STACY, Peter (CLAY Co., KY ANCESTRAL NEWS quarterly,Vol V #3 Aug 1989 p4)

    Ed Notes: 16 Combs: George has returned, the second Jeremiah is back. Benjamin is new to the List. Benjamin STACY m 1798, Lincoln Co., KY, Barbara Combs, daughter of RW John "8" Combs. He is listed on the 1810 Casey Co., KY Census.
    15 Oct 1817 Clay Co., KY Marriage Records Combs, Nancy to Frederick WOOTEN 15 Oct 1817 Elijah Combs: (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynwood Peterson)

    Know all men by there presence we Fedrick Wooton & Eljah Combs acknowledge our Selves indebted to the Commenwealth in the sum of (pound sign) 50 Which payments will and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of our heirs Jointly & severally Firmly by there presence sealed with our hand & Dated the 13th day of October 1817.

    The bond shown of the above obligation is such that wherein the above bound Fedrick Wooton is about to obtain a license for a marrage intended between the said Fedrick Wooton and Nancy Combs [N w] should there be no lawfull cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation shall be void Else remain in full force & Virtue. Fedrick [his mark] Wooton, Eljah [his mark] Combs.
    Comwlth Vs. Wooten, M Bond, 10-15-1817.

    Notes: Combs Researcher Kay McKenzie adds that her grandmother, Martha Agnes SMITH (daughter of Franklin & Louisa WOOTEN Smith, born Mar 1867, Lafayette Co., MO, died 1922, Raven, Alberta, Canada, married Cyrus Norton CLAY) was raised by her grandmother, Nancy Combs Wooten, and that she stated to Kay before her death that Nancy was the daughter of Elijah Combs, Sr. (and his wife, Sarah ROARK).
    13 Dec 1817 Sarah Combs, daughter of Mason Combs, married W. H. Combs. John Combs, Bondsman. ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Source (2) lists groom as W. M. Combs. Source (3) lists groom's name as William H. Combs Probate records for Mason Combs decd document his name as both William D Combs and William Combs Sr., the later probably due to the fact that he was older than his brother-in-law William Combs Jr aka William B Combs. The identity of bondsman John Combs is not known but could have been Sarah's brother-in-law John Combs who had married her sister Rebecca.

    Notes: Sarah aka Sally D Combs, d/o of Mason Combs and Jane RICHARDSON Perry Co deed records identify several children of Sally D Combs. One 1870 deed record identifies Sally D as the heir of Mason Combs decd. Records also identity William B aka William Sr as Sarah's husband. Sally apparently died prior to 1850, but her husband William B Combs, age 60 (b c1790) is found in the 1850 Perry County census living next door to his daughter-in-law Lurena aka Serena aka Reen Combs, the widow of Jackson D Combs, documented son of Sally D Combs.
    13 Dec 1817 Grantee: Combs, Henry Jr Acres: 50 Book: E Page: 122 Date Survey: 12-13-1817 County: Clay Watercourse: Mill Cr (KY Lands…p. 509)
    1818 Clay Co. Ky. Tax List (Combs Researcher Timothy Spence)

  • Combs John
  • Combs Elijah
  • Combs Nicholas Sr.
  • Combs Nicholas Jr.
  • Combs Jeremiah Jr.
  • Combs George
  • Combs Henry Sr.
  • Combs Henry Jr.
  • Combs Mason
  • Combs William
  • Combs John Jr.
  • Combs Hardin
  • Combs John Sr.
  • Combs Byrom
  • Combs Shadrick
  • Combs Jeremiah Jr.
  • Combs William
  • Combs Benjamin
  • Combs Martha

    Combs Researcher Sue Elfving adds (abstr. from microfilm):

  • John Combs, Jr 1 horse
  • John Combs, Sr 1 horse

    Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter (CLAY Co., KY ANCESTRAL NEWS quarterly, vol V #4 Nov 1989 page 4) adds:

  • RIPPEE, James;
  • STACY, George,
  • STACY, Benjamin and
  • HICKS, Robert

    Notes: 19 Combs: Hardin appears for the first time, and a 2nd William is new to the list (possibly the William H. or M. who married Sarah Combs in 1817?), and a 3rd John. Both Jeremiah's are now termed Jr. Martha is new and unidentified, but Mathew is not on the list, thus possibly the same?
    28 Oct 1818. Clay Co., KY. Marriage Bond: This is to certify that I have no Objection against Joshua RIPPEE obtaining License to marry my daughter Sary this October 28th 1818 from Robert HICKS, Wine HICKS. Wits: Jaames (sp) HICKS, R S BRASHEIRS. L A BAKER, Clerk (Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter who adds that this is Winnifred Combs m (1) Samuel SUMNER; m (2) Robert HICKS)
    1819 Clay Co. Ky. Tax List (Combs Researcher Timothy Spence)

  • Combs William Sr.
  • Combs Hiram
  • Combs Shadrick
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs John Jr.
  • Combs William
  • Combs William
  • Combs Hardin
  • Combs Moses
  • Combs Henry
  • Combs George
  • Combs Jeremiah
  • Combs Jesse
  • Combs Nicholas
  • Combs Nicholas Jr.
  • Combs John Jr.
  • Combs John Sr.
  • Combs Henry Jr.
  • Combs Elijah

    Combs Researcher Sue Elfving adds (abstr. from microfilm):
  • 1 John Combs, Jr. 50a.
  • John Combs Sr. has 2 horses
    Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter adds from (CLAY Co., KY ANCESTRAL NEWS quarterly, vol VI #1 Feb 1990 page3) :

  • RIPPY, Isaac;
  • RIPPY, James;
  • ROGERS, George;
  • STACY,Benj.,
  • STACY, George

    Notes: Although a total of 19 Combs are still on the list, changes include the addition of Hiram (unidentified?); and Mose (or is he Mason who seems to have disappeared?). A 3rd William has appeared and one William is now referred to as Sr.; Jesse is new; and Martha (Matthew?), Benjamin and Biram (a.k.a. Biron?), are missing. Of the 3 John's, 2 are now titled Jr. Jesse Combs, born 1798, was the son of Elijah and Sallie ROARK Combs (Dickey Diary Interview of John S. Combs and 1855 Perry Co., KY will of Elijah Combs, Sr.) Also Note: Biram Combs may be the unidentified Hiram above andaughter ofr the Biram Combs who appears on the 1820 Harrison Co, IN Census, p. 63, explaining his absence from KY, as does the Dickey Diary Interview of John S. Combs. Other Combs on the 1820 Harrison IN census include Felix, p. 47; Lewis, p. 49, and Jehu on p. 63 with Biram, as are a William & George ALLEN, and a William HAINES.
    13 Dec 1819 Samuel Combs married Nancy CORNETT, daughter of William & Mary CORNETT. Robert CORNETT, Bondsman. ("Clay Co., KY Marriages," published in the Perry Co., KY Gen. Soc. Newsletter, Apr 1984) Note: Not listed by Source (2). Source (3) lists groom as son of "Danger Nick Combs" (clearly an annotation); bride as daughter of "Wm. CORNETT" (omitting mother's name); and bondsman as Rob. CORNETT.

    Notes: Samuel Combs, born Jan 1799 (thus now of age), was the son of Nicholas "8" and Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr.; and Nancy CORNETT, the daughter of RW William & Mary EVERAGE Cornett.
    1819 Kentucky land Grants:

  • 18 Feb 1819 Grantee: Combs, Henry Acres: 50 Book: N Page: 79 Date Survey: 2-18-1819 County: Clay Watercourse: Troublesome Cr (KY Lands… p. 509)
  • 10 Dec 1819 Grantee: Combs, Mathew Acres: 50 Book: N Page: 79 Date Survey: 12-10-1819 County: Clay Watercourse: N Fk Ky R (KY Land…p. 509)
    See: Later Combs of Clay Co., KY(1820-1849)

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