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Daviess Co., KY was established in 1815 from Ohio CoHancock was established from Breckinridge, Ohio and Daviess in 1829; and in 1854, McLean was established from Daviess, Ohio and Muhlenberg.
1820 US Census Index, Daviess Co., KY, p. 14: William COOMES

Notes: According to Father Eugene (Webb's Centennary), William & Rachel COOMES Coomes, Jr. removed from Nelson Co to Daviess Co in 1815. William was the son of William & Jane(?) COOMES, Sr. of Charles Co MD and Nelson Co., KY, and Rachel the daughter of Francis & Charity WOOD Coomes of MD, Surry Co NC and Nelson Co., KY. (See Wm.'s 1834 will below) Census record still needed.
29 Apr 1824 Charles COOMES & Fannie DOLIN (Daviess County Kentucky Records #1, Marriages 1815-1848, Deaths 1852-1861, Wills 1815-1850 by Researchers)

Notes: Is this the son of William P. and Rachel COOMES Coomes? See also Fannie, born Ireland, on 1850 Daviess KY Census.
18 Jan 1830 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Tracey COOMES married James Michael WALLACE (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)

Notes: Teresa (Theresa, Treacy, etc.) COOMES was the daughter of William P. and Rachael Combs Combs, Jr. (See below)
1830 US Census Index: No Combs
28 Aug 1832 - Jan 1835 (Daviess County, Ky Book A (1815-1842)) Ignatus M. FENWICK 28 Aug 1832 Jan 1835 of Scott Co., KY wife_____; daughters: Lucy, Mary, Catherine. Other children not named. Exec. wife Witn: Anderson TAYLOR, James Combs, M.S. DEHONEY (Abstracts of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories by J. Estelle Stewart King)
08 May 1834 (written May 1834 - probated Jun 1844. ) Will of William Combs 8 May 1834, wife Rachael, children: Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Felix, Benedict, William Peter, Trese WALLACE, ex: Felix Combs wit: Henry & Benjamin READ (Abstracted by Combs Researcher Jean Smallwood who also provided the following:)

From Daviess County Kentucky Records #1, Marriages 1815-1848, Deaths 1852-1861, Wills 1815-1850 by Researchers:" Will of William COOMES -  Wife Rachel. Daughters: Tesesy WALLACE, Mary Margaret, and Elizabeth COOMES. Sons: Charles, Felix, Benedict and William Peter COOMES

Notes: According to Webb's Centenary, the above William (P.) COOMES was the son of William COOMES, Sr., born 1736-1740, Charles Co, MD and came to KY (Harolds [Harrods] Station) in spring of 1775, with his wife Jane and children. Rachael, was the daughter of Francis and Charity WOOD Coomes of MD, VA and Surry Co, NC, from where Francis came to Nelson Co. KY about 1796. William and Rachel married 3 Sep 1796, Nelson Co., KY.
Oct 3 1836 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Mary M COOMES married Alfred G YEWELL/YEWELL/KEWELL (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)

Notes: Mary Margaret, daughter of William P. and Rachael COOMES Coomes, Jr? See Alfred YEWELL and wife of 1850 Daviess census.
Feb 21, 1838 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. COMBE, Aurelia & HAWES, William F (Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)

Feb 24, 1838 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. COMBE, Aurelia & HAWES, William E (Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)

Notes: William F. HAWES and Aurelia COMBE. (Miss Aurelie WILLIAMS, DAR ID Number: 41300, born in Hawesville [Hancock Co], Kentucky, daughter of Hamilton WILLIAMS and Ann HAWES, and granddaughter of  William F. HAWES (son of Richard & Clara WALKER Hawes) and Aurelia COMBE; The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 10). According to "Hawes Family of Caroline Co, Virginia," by Elizabeth Hawes Ryland, The William and Mary College Historical Quarterly, 2nd series, Vol. 15 (1935), pp. 143-150, William Franklin HAWES, born 1819, was the son of Richard HAWES, born 3 Feb 1772, Caroline Co, VA; died 1830, KY; married 17 Dec 1792, Clara WALKER, daughter of Hugh WALKER of Nelson Co, VA. According to her 1850 Daviess Co., KY Census record, Aurelia was born in the West Indies ca 1827.
20 Apr 1840 Bennett D. COOMES & Camilla N. BIRD (Daviess County Kentucky Records #1, Marriages 1815-1848, Deaths 1852-1861, Wills 1815-1850 by Researchers)

Notes: More likely Benedict D. based on the 1850 Daviess Co Census. Also note that at least one marriage CD lists this record as Nennett D. COOMES & Camilla M. FORD.
1840 US Census Index, Daviess Co, KY

P. 005
William COOMS
P. 016
John COMB

Panther Creek
P 036,
William Combs
P. 041
Thadeus Combs


24 Nov 1840 Felix COOMES - Margaret Ann HEAD (Daviess County Kentucky Records #1, Marriages 1815-1848, Deaths 1852-1861, Wills 1815-1850 by Researchers)

Notes: Felix, son of William P. and Rachael COOMES Coomes, Jr.?
Nov 15, 1841 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. COMBE, Amelia & PEGRAM, William B (Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Feb 6 1842 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Wm. H COOMES married Sarah LACKLIN. By Minor Ford. (Extracted from Unindexed Marriage Bonds, Daviess Co., KY, by Wanda Lee Whitney and provided to Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)
bef 1843 ? Married: Albert G. HAWES and Adele COMBE (Mrs. Adele TRIPLETT Conway, DAR ID Number: 59482, born in Owensboro [Daviess Co], Ky, wife of Robert Moorman CONWAY, daughter of Burr Harrison TRIPLETT and Helene Douglas HAWES, grandaughter of Albert G. HAWES (son of Richard & Clara WALKER Hawes) and Adele COMBE, his 2nd wife. Also Nos. 20335, 31432, 34634. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 60)

Notes: According to the 1850 Daviess Co., KY
Oct 23 1843 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. William COOMES married Elizabeth PATTERSON (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Apr 14 1844 Daviess Co, KY Marriage Records. Rosalie COOMES married Urban HAYDON (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
10 Jun 1844 (Estate) qualified; Wm COOMES, dec; ex. Felix COOMES (extracted by Debi Houser from Daviess Co., Ky Pt 2 Index to Estates and Administrations, Daviess Co., KY 1815-1864 Kentucky Family Records, Vol. 3 NOTE: See will abstract above for Wm. Coombes.
Apr 15, 1845 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. COMBE, Estella & KENNEDY, William R (Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)

Notes: Not located on 1850 Daviess Co., KY Census.
12 Jan 1846 (Estate) qualified; Dennis D. COOMES, dec; adm. Susan COOMES; security: Hillery DRURY (extracted by Debi Houser from Daviess Co., Ky Pt 2 Index to Estates and Administrations, Daviess Co., KY 1815-1864 Kentucky Family Records, Vol. 3
Oct 31 1848 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. William P COOMES married Margaret V MATTINGLY (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)

Notes: William Peter COOMES, Jr., son of William P. and Rachael COOMES Coomes, Sr.? (See below)
25 Dec 1849 Daviess Co., Deed Book I Page 542 transcribed by Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt May 2006

This endenture is made and entered into this 25th day of December 1849 between William P. Cooms and Margaret V his wife of the county of Daviess and state of Kentucky of the first part and Granville C Guther of the same county and state of the second part witnesseth that the said WiUiam P Coomes and wife for and in consideration of the sum of Thirteen Hundred and Fifty dollars in hand paid and that three notes of said Guther each of said notes for nine hundred doUars the first due 25th Dec 1850 second due 25 Dec 1851 and the third due 25th Dec 1852 the receipt whereof is here by acknowledged have bargained granted sold and conveyed and by these presents do bargain grant sell and convey unto the said Granville C Guther a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid & on the Ohio river about one mile below the town of Owensboro and bounded as foUows. Beginning at a stake with Sycamore Box elder and Elm pointers over to Berges Mill lot Thence with Ben Stouts line S 78th W 247 poles to his corner large poplar, mulberry, ash and dogwood thence with another of Stouts lines S 11 % E 99 poles to a sycamore hickory and maple corner to Stout in Goo Beards line thence with Beards line N 99 E 260 poles in a stake popular tree and ash stump corner to bound in B Davis and line thence with Duncans line NI5 % poles to a stake poplar and ash on the North banks of a ravine thence N 61 E 36 poles to a large poplar stump on the south ofthe ravine thence North 72 E 322? Poles to a stake with a sugar tree & elm pointers on the river Thence down the river with its meaders N 65 W 18 poles N 58 W 32 poles N 66 W 30 poles to a Iynn & sugar tree corner To Burges lot thence? W 24 poles to a stake thence N 44 W 44 poles to the beginning containing one hundred and eight acres of land to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land Together with all and singularities the appurtenances and improvements thence belonging to the only proper use benefits and behoof of him the said Granville C Guther and his heirs and assigns forever against their heirs and William P Coomes and wife and against their heirs and assigns and against all other persons and the said parties of the 2nd part hereby agrees that they will forever warrant and defend said title to said land against Themselves and their heirs and against the heirs of Wm. Coomes Deed and against all other persons and claims. In testimony whereof The said parties of the 1st part hereunto set their bands and seals this Day and date first written. William P. Coomes seal Margaret V Coomes seal

Kentucky Daviess County County clerks office Jan 9, 1849
The foregoing deed was this day produced to me in my office and duly acknowledged by the William P Coomes & wife Margaret Coomes his wife to be their act and deed and the said Margaret to be duly examined by me separately and apart from him said husband declared that she did freely & willingly sign seal and deliver said writing and wished not to detract and consenteth that the same may be recorded whereof the same has been duly recorded in my office.
Att. (????) Oerk By Wells? DC
1850 Daviess Co., KY Census (US GenWeb Archives, Daviess Co., KY, REEL NO: M432-198)

p. 351b. Enumerated 22nd day of July, 1850 by G. C. Sebastian
95 93 PEGRAM Wm. B 28 M Lawyer 5,000 VA
Amelia 26 F Isle St. Thomas
John C 7 F [sic] KY X
Martha 6 F KY X
Helena 4 F KY
Amelia 2 F KY
Virginia 1/2 F KY

p. 355a, Enumerated 24 Jul 1850 (has no dwelling or family #'s)
142 146 COOMES Wm. S. 54 M Cath Priest VA

p. 360, Enumerated 29th day of July, 1850 by G. C. Sebastian
208 212 HAWES Wm. F. 30 M Farmer 20,000 KY
Aurelia 27 F West Indies
William 12 M KY X
Clara E 9 F KY X
Aurelia 7 F KY
Ann 1 F KY

Notes: According to the DAR Lineage of her granddaughter, Aurelia WILLIAMS (daughter of Hamilton & Anne HAWES Williams), Aurelia was neè COMBE.

Pp. 362a, 362b, Enumerated the 1st day of Aug. 1850, by G. C. SEBASTIAN

236 244 COOMES Richd. R. 38 M Farmer 500 KY
Julia A. 38 F Tenn
Mary M. 15 F KY
Richd. R. 13 M KY X
Wm. I. 10 M KY X
Hillery F. 6 M KY X
Louisa J. 3 F KY

Notes: son of Richard & Mary LIVERS Combs of Nelson. See 16 May 1834 Green Co., KY Marriage of Richard R. Combs to Julia Ann DERICKSON. The same? Also note that Hillary F. COOMES was male, not female, and see his 1883 Daviess Co., KY Biography.

p. 380b, Enumerated on the 19th day of Aug. 1850, by G. C. SEBASTIAN

499 513 COMBE John 57 M Farmer 14,360 England
Ellen 49 F St. Thomas
John 18 M LA X
Octavia 15 F KY X
Charles 14 M KY X
Helen 10 F KY X
Aurora 6 F KY
BERTHOUD Sarah 70 F St. Thomas

Notes: Was John the father of Aurelia COMBE Hawes, born ca 1823, West Indies, and Adele COMBE Hawes, born ca 1823, Louisiana (conflict noted)? See their 1850 Daviess KY Census records, and note that the referred to St. Thomas may have been St. Thomas, Jamaica, West Indies. John has not been found as yet in 1830 Louisiana census record (as possibly indicated by birth of Adele and his son, John Jr.)

P. 386a, Enumerated on the 24th day of Aug. 1850 by G. C. SEBASTIAN

586 602 COOMES Felix 40 M Farmer 1,400 KY
COOMES Margt. 30 F KY
COOMES Wm. C. 6 M KY
COOMES James E. 5 M KY
COOMES Eliza J. 3 F KY
COOMES Ignatius 2 M KY

Notes: son of William and Rachel Combs Combs? m Margaret HEAD, 1840, Daviess KY?

Page 397b
745 764 YEWELL Albert C. 42 M Farmer 1,279 KY
Mary M. 32 F KY
Wm. P. 12 M KY X
Jeremiah 10 M KY
Minerva 9 F KY X
Benjn. 6 M KY X
Susan 5 F KY X

Notes: Mary M. COOMES married 3 Oct 1836, Daviess Co, Alfred G. [sic] YEWELL.

P. 408a, Enumerated on the 19th day of Sept. 1850 by G. C. SEBASTIAN
890 910 COOMES Benedict 37 M Farmer 960 KY [Bennett [sic] married 1840, Camilla N. BIRD?]
COOMES Corilla 27 F KY
COOMES Francis M. 9 M KY
COOMES John T. 8 M KY
COOMES Wm. P. 6 M KY
COOMES Elizth. 5 F KY
COOMES Benedt. M. 1 M KY

Notes: son of William and Rachel Combs Combs? Is this Bennett [sic] who married Camilla [sic] N. BIRD in 1840 in Daviess KY?

p. 408b, Enumerated on the 20th day of Sept. 1850 by G. C. Sebastian

897 917 COOMES Fanny 40 F 950 Ireland X
COOMES Richd. 20 M Farmer KY
COOMES Enoch 17 M Farmer KY
COOMES Charles 14 M KY

Notes: Could this be Fannie DOLIN (a good Irish name) who married 29 Apr 1824, Daviess Co., KY, Charles COOMES?

p. 414a, Enumerated on the 27th day of Sept. 1850 by G. C. Sebastian

981 1008 HAWES Adele 27 F 30,000 LA
A. C. 8 M KY
Ellen D. 6 F KY
Clara 2 F KY
LASHBROOK John 20 M Carpenter KY
PATCH Sam 21 M Laborer KY X

Notes: According to the DAR Lineage of her granddaughter, Adele TRIPLETT Conway, daughter of Burr Harrison TRIPLETT and Helen Douglas HAWES (a.k.a. the above Ellen D.?), Adele COMBE married Albert G. HAWES, son of Richard & Clara WALKER Hawes. Adele's ancestry not known, however, see John COMBE in HH 499 513, and Aurelia COMBE Hawes in HH 208 212.

p. 418a, Enumerated on the 30th day of Sept. 1850 by G. C. Sebastian

1038 1066 COOMES Wm. P. 32 M Farmer 2,300 KY
Margt. A. 22 F KY
Lelia A. 2 F KY
WALLACE Wm. F. 12 M KY X

Notes: William Peter, son of William and Rachel Combs Combs? Same who m 31 Oct 1848, Daviess Co., KY, Margaret V. [sic] MATTINGLY? Was William F. WALLACE kin to William Peter's sister, Theresa who married a WALLACE per her father's will? Except see also next.

1850 Daviess Co., KY Census

p. 433b, Enumerated on the 29th day of Aug. 1850 by M. M. LEA

205 207 COOMES Will. 34 M Farmer 400 MD
Elizabeth 24 F KY
Eliza J. 11 F KY X
Mary C. 10 F KY
John H. 8 M KY
Lewis P. 6 M KY
Sarah A. 4 F KY
Thadeus 2 M KY
Elizabeth H. 7/12 F KY
PEYTON Sarah 60 F VA X

Notes: Who is this? Same William who married Oct 23 1843, Daviess Co., KY, Elizabeth PATTERSON? (If so, by whom were the oldest two daughters?) And was Elizabeth neè PEYTON, not PATTERSON? And was this William Peter COOMES rather than the above (See 1860 McLean Co., KY Census and Cemetery Records)?

p. 436b, Enumerated on the 30th day of Aug. 1850 by M. M. LEA

249 252 COOMES Thadeus 48 M Farmer 1,200 KY
Nancy 33 F KY
Mary 16 F KY
Susan 13 F KY X
William 14 M KY
Lemuel 10 M KY X
Tabitha 8 F KY
BURGOYNE James 28 M Laborer Ireland

Notes: Is this Thaddeus who married 16 Apr 1833, Jefferson Co., KY, Nancy BARNETT?

334 338 HAYDEN Urban 31 M Farmer 800 KY
Rosella 26 F KY
George W. 4 M KY
Mary 3 F KY
Rose A. 2 F KY
Madison L. 6/12 M KY
HAYDEN Mary 17 M KY


Notes: Rosalie COOMES m 1844, Daviess County, Urban HAYDON.
11 Apr 1853 (Estate) qualifed: Thomas AUD, dec; ex. Rich'd COOMES; securities: Hilleruy DRURY, Wm B. HEAD, Wm ABELL, and A. L. MONTGOMERY (extracted by Debi Houser from Daviess Co., Ky Pt 2 Index to Estates and Administrations, Daviess Co., KY 1815-1864 Kentucky Family Records, Vol. 3
15 Apr 1855 (Estate) qualified: John COMBE, dec; ex. Wm H. KERNEY and John COCKRAN, Jr.; securities: Wm F. HAWES, John W. COMBE and W. B. PEGRAM. (extracted by Debi Houser from Daviess Co., Ky Pt 2 Index to Estates and Administrations, Daviess Co., KY 1815-1864 Kentucky Family Records, Vol. 3
May 21 1857 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Enock I COOMES married Margaret CLARY (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Nov 17 1857 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Mary M COOMES married Charles Lee HAYDEN (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
12 Arp 1858 qualified; Wm CRAVENS, dec; ex. Andrew WALTRIP; securities: Geo LITTLE and R. R. COOMES (extracted by Debi Houser from Daviess Co., Ky Pt 2 Index to Estates and Administrations, Daviess Co., KY 1815-1864 Kentucky Family Records, Vol. 3
May 18 1859 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. William T COOMES married Elizabeth HOSKINS (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Aug 29 1859 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Tabitha Ann COOMES married Sylvester FULKERSON (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Oct 8 1859 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Joseph COOMES married Frederick [sic] LEWIS (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Nov 2, 1859 Daviess Co, KY Marriage Records. COMBE, Helen A & QUEEN, Leo B (Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Feb 19 1860 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Robert R COOMES married Susan HAYDEN (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)

Notes: Richard Robert [sic] COOMES, Jr., son of Richard R. COOMES, Sr. (and Julia DERICKSON? or Mary G. DICKSON?), is enumerated on the 1880 Grayson Co., KY Census with wife, Sarah J.; however, the Grayson death record his daughter, Jesse Agnes COOMES Mudd lists her mother as Susan HADEN.
1860 Daviess Co., KY Census (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

Owensboro
p. 721&722

HH 523/523
Peter COOMS, 43, M, farmer, $3000/2000, KY, cannot read or write
Margaret V. , 30, F, domestic duties, KY
Charles E., 8, M, KY
Rosa, 6, F, KY
Mary, 4, F, KY
Wm. P., 1, M, KY
Austin McDONNELL, 19, M, farmhand, KY, cannot read or write

Note: William P COOMES married Margaret V MATTINGLY.

p. 726

HH 563/563
R. R. COOMBS, 48, farming, $2000/$1000, KY
Julia A., 48, F, Domestic lady, KY
Wm. J., 20, M, farm hand, KY
Hilry F., 16, M, farm hand, KY
Louisa J., 13, F, KY
Raymond S., 10, M, Ky, attended school with the year
E. L., 6, M, KY, attended school within the year, cannot read or write

p. 726 & 727
Felix COOMS, 51, M, faring, $1500/!1500, KY, cannto read or write
M. A., 40, F, Domestic duties, KY
Wm. C., 17, M, farm hand, KY
J. E., 16, M, farm hand, KY
Eliza J., 14, F, KY
Ignatius, 12, M, KY
F. A., 10, M, KY
Thomas A., 8, M, KY
Mary T., 6, F, KY
Henry R., 4, M, KY

p. 747
HH 707/707
Susan COOMS, 48, F, farming, $1000/400, KY
Abbot, 17, M, farm hand, KY
Mary 14, F, KY
George MONTGOMERY, 13, M, KY

p. 866
311/316
Thad C. COOMS, 55, M, farmer, $2500/350, KY
Mary L., 26, F, domestic lady, KY, cannot read or write
Leondard B., 18, M, laborer, KY
William T., 24, M, KY
Elizabeth, 20, F, KY
Nancy HOSKINS, 47, F, KY

p. 887
457/457
Enoch COOMS, 28, M, farmer, $1100/250, KY
Margaret, 25, F, domestic lady, KY cannot read or write
Wm. H., M, KY


p. 902
HH 572/572
B. D. COOMS, 49, M, farmer, $3000/600, KY
Corrilla, 39, F, domestic lady, KY
Francis, 19, M, farm hand, KY
John, 17, M, farmhand, KY, attended school within the year
William, 15, M, farmhand, KY, attended school within the year
Elizabeth, 13, F, Ky, attended school within the year
Benedict, 11, M, KY, attended school within the year
Dorrilla, 8, F, KY, attended school within the year
Sarah, 4, F, KY
Henry, 11/12, M, KY
Jno W. O’NIEL, 25, M, laborer, KY
Mar 11 1863 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. John Thomas COOMES married Jane GILMORE (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
21 Jul 1863 (Estate) qualified; Wm BROWN, dec; adm. R.R. COOMES; security: T. L. BROWN. (extracted by Debi Houser from Daviess Co., Ky Pt 2 Index to Estates and Administrations, Daviess Co., KY 1815-1864 Kentucky Family Records, Vol. 3
Dec 15 1863 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. W A COOMES married Mary Ellen MALLAY (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Sep 13 1864 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Leonard B COOMES married Louisa J SUTTON (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Oct 4 1864 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Mary S COOMES married Raphael L MONTGOMERY (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Feb 28 1865 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Elizabeth T COOMES married Richard OFLYNN (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
Dec 12 1865 Daviess Co., KY Marriage Records. Louis I COOMES married Mary E WALL (Extracted by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from various Marriage CD's)
1870 Daviess Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

Curdsville pct p. 122
HH 18/18
William COOMS, 35, M, Farmer, $600, $400, KY, cannot read or write
Harriet, 30, F, Keeping House, KY, Cannot write
Edward FINLEY, 12, Farm Hand, Ioway, cannot read or write
Laura FINLEY, 9, at home, KY
James E. FINLEY, 7, at home, KY

Knotsville Pct p.150
HH 18/18
Hilery COOMS, 24, M, Farmer, $700, KY
Elenora, 20, F, Keeping House, KY
Maryetta 3, F, KY
Malinda McDANIEL, 59, F, at Home, $3300, $3100, KY

Knotsville Pct p. 150
HH 26/26
Richard COOMES, 58, M, Farmer, $2000, $1500, KY
Juliann, 58, F, Keeping house, TN
Louisa, 22, F, at home, KY
Raymon L., 19, M, Farm Hand, KY
Edward L., 17, M, KY
R. Robert, 33, M, farmer, $400, KY
Jessie, 7, M, KY
Richard M., 3, KY
Anna L., 1, F, KY

Murry Pct 236
HH201/201
Jno P. RUMAGE, 36, M, Farmer, $600, $400, KY
Florence, 9, F, KY
Ida, 8, F, KY
Edward, 6, M, KY
Nancy, 5, F, KY
William, 3, M, KY
Joseph L. COOMES, 35, M, Farm Hand, $300, $250, KY, cannot read or write

Eliza, 22, F, Keeping House, KY
Susan M., 5, F, KY
Jno W., 3, M, KY
Eliza E., 6/12, KY (b. Jan.)


2nd Ward Owensboro p. 296
HH 294/279
Charles DAY, 45, M, Black, Laborer $100 (personal), KY, cannot read or write
Serene, 28, F, Black, at home, KY, cannot read or write
Mary, 13, F, Black, at home, KY, attended school
Charles, 11, M, Black, at home, KY, attended school
Julia, 9, F, Black, at home, KY, attended school
Hariet, 7, F, Black, at home, KY
Annie, 5, F, Black, at home, KY
Lizzie, 1, F, Black, KY
Hariet COOMES , 51, Female, Black, white washer, KY
8 Oct 1880 Daviess Co., Ky Deed Book 35 Page 341 Transcribed May 2006 by Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt

This endenture nade and entered into this 8th day of October 1880 by and between Wm P Coomes and Margaret V Coomes his wife of Daviess County parties of the first part and, John L. Johnson of the second part of the same county and dothe witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3000) of which Two Thousand Dollars is paid in cash the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and for the balance of the One Thousand Dollars the said Johnson has this day executed his note to said Wm. P. Coomes due and payable March 1st 1881 and to secure the payment of which note a lien is hereby retained on the land hereinafter conveyed to parties of the first part have this day granted, bargained sold and hereby conveyed to the party of the second part a certain tract of land lying in Daviess County on the waters of Puppy Creek and bounded as follows Beginning at a white oak and hickory on puppy creek Jarboe Higdons and Carricos comer thence with Jarboes line N510 E99 poles to and Elm and White Oak Thence N 90 E 26 poles to a sweet gum and beech & sugar tree Thence NE 2 1/2 E 121 poles to 3 white oaks and hickory thence S 41 % E 94 poles to poplar hickory and 2 dogwoods E. M. McDaniels corner, Thence with his line S 291/2 W 122 poles to a rock. Thence S 60 E 56 poles to a stake and dead ash. Thence S 23 W 44 poles to a stake and dead sugar tree Thence S 64 W 43 poles to a coffee nut tree Elm & poplar stump Thence S 90 W 47 poles to a sweet gum hickory and sassafras on the bank of Puppy creek Thence down said Creek and its wanderings to the beginning containing 209 % acres more or less. To have and to hold said land with its appurtenances to the said John L Johnson his heirs and assigns forever with covenant of general warranty, and the parties of the first part the said Coomes and wife Hereby expressly waive relinquish and convey to the said party of the second part all rights of homestead and deliver present or prespective in and to said land. In testimony whereof the said Wm P Coomes ad Margaret Coomes his wife hereto set their hand and signatures this the 8th day of Oct. 1881 It is hereby expressly agreed that possession of said land's to be given to said Johnson on the 1st March 1881
W. P. Coomes
Margaret V Coomes


State of Kentucky Davies County E Set
I, M. S. Mattingly clerk of the Daviess County Court do certify that the forgoing deed from W. P. Coomes and Margaret V his wife to John L. Johnson was this day before me duly acknowledged by said grantors to be their act and deed and admitted to record
Witness my hand this October 8th 1880 M. S. Mattingly clerk
By A. F. Ford D. C.
1883 From the History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p. 623, the biography of David A. MONARCH:

"DAVID A. MONARCH, one mile south of Knottsville, was born in Marion County, Ky., Dec. 14, 1829, and is a son of James MONARCH (deceased), a native of St. Mary's County, Md., and a descendant of the Lord Baltimore [sic] Catholics, the first settlers of Maryland. He brought his family to this county in 1832, settling in Knottsville Precinct. He was a farmer and cooper by occupation. Our subject was therefore brought up from childhood on the farm, and has always been a farmer. Also for the past six years he has worked at the blacksmith's trade, which he acquired himself without any instructor. On the 16th day of November, 1852, he married Miss Maria J. HANDLEY, a daughter of Ben HANDLEY (deceased). They had seven children, six living--Edwin E., John T., James B., Mary J. (COOMES), Rose A. and William D. Mr. MONARCH and family are Catholics, and Rose A. has joined the Sisters of Charity."
1883 From the History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p. 611:

"HILLARY F. COOMES, farmer, stock-raiser and also tobacco merchant, Knottsville, was born in this precinct Feb. 20, 1844. He spent his boyhood days on his father's farm, and was educated at St. Mary's College, in Marion County. He engaged in the mercantile business in Knottsville for two years, but for the past three years has been dealing in tobacco. He was married Oct. 9, 1866, to Ellenora McDANIEL, daughter of Benedict J. McDANIEL. They had six children, five living--Marietta, Elizabeth H., Minnie R., Edwin L. and Fabien. Mr. COOMES is a Catholic Knight and a member of the Total Abstinence Society. Richard R. COOMES, father of the above, was born in Nelson County, Ky., April 1, 1812, and is a son of Richard COOMES (deceased), who came from North Carolina to this State as early as 1797, while the Indians were yet here. He was one of the first settlers of Bardstown. Mr. COOMES was educated at St. Mary's College. In April, 1841, he came to this county, and was the first County Surveyor of Daviess County, elected under the new Constitution, in 1850. He established the entire boundary line of McLean County, having been appointed to that work by the Legislature. "

Notes: See Francis and Charity WOOD Coomes, parents of Richard COOMES (m 26 Nov 1799, Nelson Co., KY, Mary LIVERS) and grandparents of Richard R. (may have m 16 May 1834, Green Co., KY, Julia DERICKSON (?)), and great-grandparents of the above Hillary F. COOMES.
7 Sep 1889-9 Oct 1915 Daviess Deed Book 50 Page 303 Transcribed May 2006 by Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt

This deed made this 7th day of Sept 1889 between Margaret R Coomes of the first part and W. P. Coomes of the second part both of Daviess Co. Ky, witnesseth. That for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Twenty five ($325) dollars paid and to be paid as follows. One hundred dollars paid in value of one Bay work horse. One hundred and twenty five dollars in cash and the sum of one hundred to be paid on the 7th day of Sept 1892 with int thereon at six percent per annuus from the 7th day of Sept 1889 In consideration of the matters aforesaid the party of the first part Have this day and do by these presence grant, bargain, sell and Convey to the party of the second part all of the right on title That I now or may hereafter have to the one fifth undivided Interest in the following tract of land lying in Daviess Co. Ky And bounded as foHows: Beginning at a stone near a Gate thence S70 E128 poles to two dogwoods and maple. Thence N79 W188 poles to live white oaks and maple. Thence Nll E68 poles to an Elm and Black Gum. Tence N84 E78 Poles to the beginning 112 acres more or less To have and to hold said undivided int in said land to him The party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever Free from the claim of all other parties, with covenant Of General Warranty. In Testimony whereof the party of the first part Has hereunto set her hands and signed her name the day and Year first in written
Margaret R. Coomes

State of Kentucky Daviess County
I, M S Mattingly clerk of the Daviess County Court, do hereby certify that the within deed from Margaret R Coomes to be her act and deed. Witness my hand this 7th day of Sept 1889 M.S. Mattingly, Clk By S.D. Barrett D.E. And on this day said deed was lodged for record, where Upon the same together with the forgoing and this certIficate have been duly recorded in my office. Given under my hand this October 10, 1889 M.S. Mattingly, clerk

Note: in left margin (of Deed Book): All the purchase money notes mentioned in this deed having long Since been paid and satisfied in full alilein retained in the deed Are hereby released this Oct 9, 1915

Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt NOTE: This will between Wm. P. and his daughter Margaret R.(Rachel)
16 Nov 1891 Settlement of the accounts of W.S. Hazel administrator of W. P. Coomes deceased Recorded in book H. page 571 (donated by Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt and transcribed by Steve Gilley and Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt

In amount of balance on hand at the last settlement 18th day of Jany 1891. $20.00 interest to date Oct 4th 1891
__________Total _______________________ $20.50
Judger fee for this settlement _________________________ 1.00
Clerk " for Recording ______________________________ .50
Receipt of W. P. Coomes et. al. ____________________$19.00
______________________________________ $20.50__ $20.50
Given under my hand as Judge of the Daviess County Court this Oct 9th 1891 __________J. B. Karn J.D.C.C. State of Kentucky} Daviess County } Set. The foregoing settlement of W. S. Hazel administrator of W. P Coomes deceased was on the 19th day of October 1891 filed for exceptions and none having been filed thereto the same is now confirmed and ordered to record and the same has been together with this certificate duly record in my office. Witness my hand this 16th day of Nov 1891
J. T. Griffith Clerk

SG Notes: Initials of the clerk are difficult to read.
16 Aug 1892 Daviess Co., KY Deed Book 56 Page 561 Transcribed May 2006 by Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt

This indenture made and entered into this the 16th day of August 1892 by and between W. P. Coomes and DE Coomes his wife parties of the first part and B F Yewell B D Coomes and W P Coomes Trustees of? School District No 61 Daviess County Ky them and their successors in office of the second part Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the interest they Have for the cause of education the said parties of the first part hereby convey unto parties of the second part them and their legal successors in office as trustees for said district No 61 the following described lot or parcel of ground in Daviess County Ky bounded as follows to ? Beginning at the North East corner of the first parties farm in the Livermore road running thence westwardly 180 ft. thence southwardly parallel with the Livermore road 120 feet thence Eastwardly 180 ft to said road thence north wardly with said road 120 feet to the beginning containing one half (l/2) of an acre. To have and to hold unto the said parties of the second part and their legal successors in office as long as the same shall be used for (white) common school purposes and when it ceases to be so used said land shall revert back to the parties of the first part or their heirs
Witneseth in hands the day and date first above written
Wm P Coomes
DE Coomes


State of Kentucky Daviess County Dst
I JT Griffith clerk of the county afore Said do certify that the foregoing deed made on this day before me duly acknowledged by Wm P Coomes and D E Coomes his wife the grantors thereto to be their act and deed and the same was lodged and together with this certificate duly recorded this 20 day of August 1892
J. T. Griffith Clerk
By W. T. All DC

Carolyn (Coomes) Schmitt NOTES: Wm Peter is the son of Benedict & Corilla (Ford) Coomes; D. E. wife, is Deborah Elizabeth (Hicks) Coomes
20 Dec. 1898 (Tuesday) The Nelson Record (Nelson Co. Ky. Newspaper extracted by Carolyn Wimp):
Felix Coomes Dead
Was a Native of Nelson County but Left Here Eighty Years Ago.The last issue of the Owensboro Messenger contains the following:
Mr. Felix Coomes, one of the oldest inhabitants of Daviess County, died December 10, at his home near Knottsville, where he has lived for the past fifty-three years. Mr. Coomes was the son of William Coomes, a pioneer of Kentucky, and was born in Nelson County in 1808. He removed to this county about eighty years ago, where Owensboro now stands, and lived there until he married Miss Margaret A. Head, daughter of William Head, nearly seventy years ago. This worthy couple had born to them and reared nine children, seven boys and two girls, viz: Charles W., James E., Eliza J., Ignatius, Felix A., Thomas M., Mary D., Henry R. and Francis F., all of whom still live to mourn his loss. All followed him in his last of many journeys to old St. Lawrence Church, where they were all baptised and received the faith that still holds them all members of that church. Mr. Coomes was a Catholic and a Democrat, an affectionate husband, a kind father, an honest, upright and charitable neighbor, winning a circle of friends as wide as he was known. He was confined to his bed only a short time, and passed away gently when the frosts of ninety winters extinguished the fires of life. Of his nine children all are married except one son and two daughters, who remained faithful to him to the end and knew only the one home where they were born. In the old Catholic prayer book, belonging to Mr. Coomes and printed in Philadelphia by James Carey in 1800, this interesting record is carefully inscribed on the fly leaf: "Register of ages-William Coomes was born March the 13th, 1769. Rachael Coomes was born October 9, 1775. Their children and their ages: Teresa Coomes was born September 7, 1797, Charles Coomes was born January 20, 1799, Elizabeth Coomes born October 1, 1800, William Coomes August 20, 1801, Mary Margaret Coomes, August 19, 1803, Enoch Ignatius Coomes born March 9, 1805, Charity Barbara born January 24, 1807, Felix Coomes born November 21, 1808, Benita Coomes was born October 10, 1810, Charity Coomes was born February 8, 1813, Stephen Coomes was born October 25, 1815 . This is the register of the family of Mr. Coomes' parents.

NOTE: see 3 Sep 1796 Nelson Co., KY for record of marriage of William Coomes to Rachel Coomes.
9 Apr 1918 Kentucky Death Certificate of Ernest COOMS white, single, male occupation: messenger boy resides: 710 W. 2nd Owensboro Age: 15 yrs Born: 26 Feb 1893 Daviess Co. Ky Died: 9 Apr 1918 Daviess Co. Ky struck by automobile- auto accident buried: Elmwood son of Judson COOMS born Muhlenburg Co. & Lena FAITH born Daviess Co. informant: Judson COOMS of Owensboro (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
2 Jul 1920 Kemtucky Death Certificate #17812 of Ennis Combs white, male, married; age 76 yrs; occupation: farmer; born: 22 May 1844 Clark Co., Ky; died: 2 July 1920 Daviess Co., Ky of chronic nephritis; buried: (can't make out) 3 July 1920; son of Dr. Edward Combs born Montgomery Co., Ky & Louisa BUTLER born Montgomery Co; informant: Sudie K. Redmond?; filed 3 July 1920 Mrs. Wm. __ KENDALL registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
15 Mar 1938 Daviess Co. Ky Death Certificate #8657 Ignatius COOMES white, widowed, male occupation: farmer resides: Philpot, Ky R# 2 Age 90 yrs 13 ds Born: 2 Mar 1848 Daviess Co. Ky Died: 15 Mar 1938 Daviess Co. Ky of myocardial digeneration Buried: St. Lawrence 16 Mar 1938 by R. D. MARTIN of Whitesville, Ky s/o Felix COOMES b Ky & Margarete Ann HEAD b Ky informant: Joseph I. COOMES of Philpot, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
"Kentucky Cemetery Records Vol. III" Compiled, edited, and indexed by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1969. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson.)

Yevington Cemetery
Ennis Combs
22 May 1844 - 13 Jun 1920
Rebecca Combs 31 Aug 1848 - 10 May 1928


Cemeteries Kentucky Family Records, Vol. 3 St. extracted by Debi Houser
Lawrence Catholic Church Cemetery, Knottsville, Daviess Co., Ky
Mrs. D.D. COOMES 9 Oct 1810 10 Nov 1845
Richard R. COOMES 1 Apr 1812 20 Feb 1887
Julia, wife of R. R. COOMES 14 Sep 1811 8 May 1885

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