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Fayette Co., KY is one of Kentucky's earliest counties, established from the state-wide Kentucky County in 1780. In 1785-6, Bourbon was created from Fayette, and in 1788-9, Woodford was created from Fayette. In 1792/3, Clark was est. from Bourbon and Fayette; and in 1798/9 Jessamine was created from Fayette.
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.
The earliest Combs of record in Fayette Co., KY were primarily descendants of John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. of Stafford Co, VA. See Also Frontier Combs of Kentucky for early Combs KY land grants, many of which list Fayette as the county of record. These include (but are not limited to) Benjamin, Cuthbert, Fielding, Ennis, James, John, Joseph, William and others, and unless this land remained in Fayette Co., KY, it will not be included herein. (See Also Early Tax Lists of Fayette below).
Side Note: According to Collins' History of Kentucky: Comb's Ferry, Fayette Co., KY, is described as "...along the Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad." KY Researcher Sandi Gorin adds the following: "The Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad ran between Lexington and Cattlesburg [on the following route:]... Athens, Fayette Co, 8; Comb's Ferry, [Fayette Co] 11; Pine Grove, Clark Co, 14; Winchester [Clark Co] 18; Hedges' [Clark Co] 27; Thomson's, Montgomery Co, 28; Mt. Sterling [Montgomery Co] 34; and Cattlesburg (unfinished) 127." nb: Cattlesburg not further identified.