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

1850 CLAY CO. KY CENSUS

Combs, Meredith 26 m farmer $400
Easther 20 f [ALLEN]
Catheroine 2 f
Tinsley 11/12 m
Samuel C 19 m
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter)

Notes: A. Meredith Combs was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca Combs Combs of Owsley Co., KY ( Dickey Diary Interview of Margaret Combs Lewis) He married in 1846 Clay Co., KY to Esther ALLEN.  Samuel C. Combs, age 19, may be the same as Samuel Combs, age 18, in the 1850 Owsley Co., KY HH of John "Jack" Combs.


13 Dec 1852 Combs, Samuel married Cassandera BISHOP, no bondsman
(Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Notes: Samuel, son of John "Jack" and Rebecca Combs Combs of Owsley Co., KY (1850 Owsley KY Census).
16 Apr 1855 John Combs married Rachel BAKER (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: According to The Combes Genealogy, John was the son of John "Jack" and Rebecca Combs Combs of Owsley Co, KY (Source?). See John & Rachel BAKER Combs on the 1860 Owsley Co., KY Census
1860 CLAY CO., KY CENSUS

#625
Combs, Samuel 28 m Clay Co farmer 1000-300
Casida 30 f Clay Co [Casanders BISHOP m 14 Dec 1852 Clay Co]
Mary A 7 f Clay Co
Emily 5 f Owsley Co [b Oct 1855, Owsley KY Vital Stats]
Brackenrige 3 m Clay Co
Sally 1 f Clay Co

Note: Samuel COMBS is believed to be the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs.

#626
Combs, A. Medith [Meredith] 38 m Clay Co farmer 4000-1500
Esther 26 f Clay Co
Catherine 11 f Clay Co
Tinsley 9 m [f?] Clay Co
Martha A 7 f Clay Co
Marion 5 m Clay Co
America 3 f Clay Co
Levi 1 m Clay Co

Note: A. Meredith COMBS was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs.

#802
Combs, Kenneth 27 m Breathitt Co farmer 800-500
Lucretia [McGEE] 22 f TN
Thomas 4 m Owsley Co
Robert C 6 m Clay Co
Pleasant Harris 22 m Clay Co farm labor
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter)


Notes: Marriage documented by birth record of Daniel Combs, 7 May 1854, son of Kenneth Combs & Lucretia McGEE ( Owsley Co., KY) Kenneth and Lucretia are apparently the same couple listed on the 1880 Parker Co., TX Census. Robert C. may be mistranscribed above. He may only be 6 mos. old not 6 years old.
1870 CLAY Co., KY CENSUS 3rd Precinct

#153
Combs, John 37 m farmer 300-175
Rachel 37 f housekeeper
Washington 15 m work on farm
Morris 13 m work on farm
James M 11 m work on farm
Nancy M 8 f
Daniel B 6 m
Ulisus G 4 m
John 1 m

Notes: John Combs married Rachel BAKER 26 Apr 1855, Clay Co., KY. See 1860 Owsley Co., KY. John was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs.

#165
Combs, Samuel 40 m farmer 1000-800
Cassey 42 f housekeeper [Cassanders BISHOP married 13 Dec 1852 Clay Co]
Mary 17 f "
Emily 16 f at home
John C. B. 14 m work on farm
Sarah 11 f at home
Joseph L 10 m work on farm
Rose An 6 f
Cintha 4 f

Notes: Samuel was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs.

9th Precinct

# 27
Combs Meredeth 50 m farmer 20,000-1000
Easter 48 f housekeeper
Tinsley 20 m work on farm
Framcis M 16 m work on farm
America 14 f at home
Levy 13 m work on farm
Mary J 7 f
George 5 m
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter)

Notes: Meredeth was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs. His wife was Esther ALLEN 1830-1912.

5th Precinct

#58
Abijah LEWIS 30 Ky farmer 1200 1000
Margarette 30 Ky housekeeper
Martha 10 Ky at home
Loranza 8 KY
Surana 5 KY
Samuel 2 Ky

Notes: Margaret Combs, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Combs Combs, Jr. of Perry Co., KY (1850 Census and Dickey Diary Interviews, is in the 1880 Leslie Co., KY Census.

#60

John LEWIS 55 Ky farmer 1800 3000
Matilda 45 Ky (nee DUFF)
Martha 23 KY
Henry 9 KY
Drucilla 7 KY
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: John & Matilda DUFF Lewis are also in 1880 Leslie Co., KY where Matilda DUFF Lewis also gave a Dickey Diary interview.

Precinct 9

#39

James DAVIDSON 21 Ky farmer 400 200
Martha 18 KY
Levi 37 KY

DK Note: James H. DAVIDSON md 17 March 1870 Clay Co., KY Martha Combs

#47

Keenis DAVIDSON 21 Ky work on farm
Catherine 22 Ky housekeeper


DK Note: R.F. DAVIDSON married Catherine Combs per below source; however, according to CLAY Co., KY ANCESTRAL NEWS quarterly, vol V #2 May 1989, p. 8, extracted by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter, Kenneth "Keene" DAVIDSON b 1851 Owsley Co KY, son of Robert DAVIDSON and Nancy HACKER, Catherine Combs.
16 Mar 1870 - 17 Mar 1870 DAVIDSON, Jas. H. & Combs, Martha (Extracted by Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
13 Sep 1871 - 14 Sep 1871 BURNS, Jackson & Combs, America (Extracted by Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride- License Date-Marriage Date))
17 Apr 1876 - 7 Apr 1876 HENSLEY, Irvin & Combs, Mary Jane (Extracted by Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom- Bride- License Date- Marriage Date))

Notes: All of the above Combs are children of A. Meredith and Easter ALLEN Combs. Mary Jane m (1) Irvin HENSLEY and (2) ca 1883, Martin DOYLE. These two marriages are erroneously attributed in The Combes Genealogy to her sister, America, who instead m Jackson BURNS.
4 May 1876 - 4 May 1876 TRUMAN, Joseph & Combs, Kate (Extracted by Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))

Notes: Although this record states that Joseph TRUMAN married a Kate, later census records show that his wife was Cynthia (daughter of Samuel & Cassie BISHOP Combs).
5 Dec 1876 - 5 Dec 1876 NAPIER, Willbourn & Combs, Eliza (Extracted by Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))

Notes: See 1880 Leslie Co., KY Census.
22 Aug 1878 - 22 Aug 1878 Combs, Tinsley & BENNETT, Mary J. (Extracted by Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))

Notes: According to The Combes Genealogy, Tinsley Combs, son of A. Meredith and Easter ALLEN Combs, married Mary BURNS [sic].
18 Jan 1879 - 22 Jan 1879 Combs, Morris & CAMPBELL, Ellen (Extracted by Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))

Notes: Morris, son of John & Rachel BAKER Combs, married Ellen L. per the 1880 Clay Co., KY census, and Artisha "Tish" CAMPBELL per later census records and The Combes Genealogy. Were these one wife or two?
1880 CLAY Co., KY CENSUS Note: Of the 3 states listed after the age on the 1880 Census, the 1st is that of the individual, the 2nd of his/her father, the 3rd of his/her mother. Also note that it appears that the "unanimous" listing of the birth place of KY for all parents of the following is incorrect. Why they appear as such is not known.

3rd Precinct

Bull Skin, Clay, Kentucky; Roll: T9_410; Family History Film: 1254410; Page: 523A HH 265/266 taken 16-17 June
Irvin Hensley 26 farmer and lawyer KY NC NC
Mary J. Hensley 17 wife keeping house KY KY KY
Strophia Hensley 6 dau KY KY KY
Ida Hensley 4 dau KY KY KY
John Hensley 2 son KY KY KY
Ella Hensley 6M Dec? KY KY KY
Louisa Eversoull 20 KY KY KY

Note: Mary Jane Combs, daughter of Meredith and Easter (Allen) Combs, married Irvin Hensley 17 Apr 1876 - 7 Apr 1876 Clay Co., KY. Irvin was buried in Oneida Cemetery, Clay Co. in 1882. She then married 9 Jan 1883 to Martin Doyle and they were in Clay Co., KY in the 1900 and 1910 census.

6th Precinct

#80-80
Combs, John W 36 KY KY KY
James 11 KY KY KY
William 8 KYKY KY
Susan 49 wid KY KY KY

Notes: Is this the John W. Combs, age 25, in the 1870 Perry Co., KY Census w/wife, Armilda, 19, and son, James, age 1? Who was Susan?

#175-176
Combs, Morris 22 KY KY KY
Ellen L 22 KY KY KY

Notes: Morris COMBS was the son of John M. & Rachel BAKER Combs and listed with his parents on the 1870 Clay Census. Morris married 22 Jan 1879 Clay Co, to Ellen CAMPBELL.

#256-257
Combs, Meridy 65 KY KY KY
Easter 46 w KY KY KY
Levi 21 s KY KY KY
George 14 s KY KY KY
Easter 7/12 d KY KY KY
Mary 22 d KY KY KY
POWELL, Susan 24 KY KY KY
HENSLEY, Garrette 21 KY

Notes: Meredith COMBS was the son of John and Rebecca COMBS Combs.

#264-265
Combs, Marion 27 KY KY KY
Marinda 24 w KY KY KY
Madison 9 s KY KY KY
Maridy 6 s KY KY KY
Marion 1 s KY KY KY

Notes: Francis Marion, son of A. Meredith and Easter ALLEN Combs, married Marinda BREWER according to The Combes Genealogy. He died 26 Jul 1880, and is buried in Oneida Cemetery.

#281-282
Combs, General 24 KY KY KY
Mary 22 w KY KY VA
Morris 1 s " [this is the way it is transcribed]
John 3/12 s "
BAKER, Susan 24 c KY KY VA

Notes: "General" George Washington Combs was the son of John and Rachel BAKER Combs (m 1855, Clay Co., KY) and is listed in their HH on the 1860 Owsley Co., KY Census. He married Mary Louise BAKER (1940 Jackson Co., KY DC of his son, John Combs, b 3/6/1880.

#295-296
Combs, Jhn 45 KY KY KY
Rachel 42 w KY KY KY
James 20 s "
Daniel 17 s "
Ulysses G 15 s "
John C 11 s "
Alcy A 8 d "
Wade 5 s "
Mary E 4 d "
William 8/12 s "

Notes: John COMBS was the son of John and Rebecca COMBS Combs. His wife was Rachel BAKER

#330-331
Combs, Samuel 48 KY KY KY
Cassia 53 w "
Sarah 28 d "
Delane 18 s "
Rosa Ann 15 d "
Synthia 14 d "
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Gloria B. Carter)


Notes: Samuel was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs.
29 Nov 1881 Mr P.S.M. DIKINSON Sir by my consent you are athereised to give Lewi Combs a marriage cirtificate for him and my daughter Luisa NANTZE this Nov 29th 1881. G.W. NANTZ (Extracted & Annotated by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from: Clay County's "Missing" Marriage Permission Slips compiled by Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society. This book contains actual photocopies of marriage permission slips.) NOTE: See also the following record:

29 Nov 1881 - 1 Dec 1881 Combs, Lewis & NANTZ, Louisa (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889) compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date)
5 Mar 1884 On the 5 day of March 1884 the Rites of Matrimony were legally solemnized by me between Daniel JONES and Elizzbeth LOSOM at Gorg? in the County of Clay in the presence of Jackson COLMES (Extracted & Annotated by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from: Clay County's "Missing" Marriage Permission Slips compiled by Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society. This book contains actual photocopies of marriage permission slips.)
26 Sep 1888 The Clerk of the Clay Couty Court is arthized to issue a marage licins to my son Wm. & Sopha BAKER. A.M. Combs attest Mat Combs (Extracted & Annotated by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from: Clay County's "Missing" Marriage Permission Slips compiled by Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society. This book contains actual photocopies of marriage permission slips. (NOTE: See also the following two records:)

29 Sep 1888 The Clerk of the Clay Couty Cort or any Deputy is authirized to issue a marage licen for Sopha BAKER to Wm. Combs. G.W. BAKER adms of Christine BAKER mother of Sopha. (Extracted & Annotated by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from: Clay County's "Missing" Marriage Permission Slips compiled by Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society. This book contains actual photocopies of marriage permission slips.)

Note: A. M. Combs was A. Meredith Combs, son of John "Jack" and gson of RW John Combs.

29 Sep 1888 - 29 Sep 1888 Combs, William & BARKER, Sophia Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date)
29 Feb 1889 I autherise any cleark of Clay Co. to issue Cait Combs maireg lisens under this surtiffice from under my hand this John Combs atest M. M. Combs Fees paid to DT COLDIRON $2.00 (Extracted & Annotated by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from: Clay County's "Missing" Marriage Permission Slips compiled by Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society. This book contains actual photocopies of marriage permission slips.

DK Note: Cait Combs was Crit Combs. He married my g-aunt Mary HELTON. Later he married Mary's neice Rachel EAGLE. Crit was son of John Combs and Rachel BAKER.
28 March 1889 Mr. James MARCUM Clirk, you will pleas issue marriage lisons to Matison Combs and Cathern GAMBREL. Peter GAMBREL (Extracted & Annotated by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from: Clay County's "Missing" Marriage Permission Slips compiled by Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society. This book contains actual photocopies of marriage permission slips.)

30 Mar 1889 - 31 Mar 1889 Combs, Matison & GAMBREL, Catherine Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from the Clay County (Ky) Marriage Index, Book II, 1869-1889 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date)
1890 Ky Veterans Schedule Index

  • Samuel COMBS pg 030 Precincts 6 & 3 (Samuel was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs.)
  • John COMBS pg 030 Precincts 6 & 3 (John was the son of John "Jack" & Rebecca COMBS Combs).

    22 Dec 1891 - 22 Dec 1891 TREADWAY, John H. & Combs, Alice (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    23 Jan 1893 - 24 Jan 1893 ALLEN, Benjamin & Combs, Alcy Ann (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    19 Dec 1893 - 19 Dec 1893 Combs, John M. & BAKER, America (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    6 Jun 1895 - 7 Jun 1895 Combs, Ameridith & FRAZIER, Ollie G. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    13 Jun 1896 - 13 Jun 1896 Combs, W.W. & BISHOP, Esther (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    20 Aug 1896 - 20 Aug 1896 LYTTLE, Carlo & Combs, Dora (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    15 Jun 1897 - 17 Jun 1897 Combs, Marion & HOSKINS, Alice (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    23 Dec 1899 - 24 Dec 1899 ALLEN, Theophilus & Combs, Mary Ellen (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Clay County (KY) Marriage Index Book III, 1890-1909 compiled by Clay Co Genealogical & Historical Society (Groom-Bride-License Date-Marriage Date))
    Continue to: Combs of Clay Co., KY 1900-

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