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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.
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Index to Fayette Co., KY Combs Records
1780-1819 1820-1849
1850-1899 1900-
Cemeteries

1820 US Census Index, Fayette Co., KY
P. 074
Combs, Edward

Notes: Edward Combs married Sophia HICKS in 1808 "in the Territory of Indiana" and removed to Jessamine Co., KY before his death in 1825/6. Census Record still needed.
31 Mar 1820 (Kentucky Court of Appeals Deed Books O-U Vol 3, Michael L. and Bettie A. COOK, C.G., Page 535,  of Deed Book Extracted by Researcher Barbara Mathews) Indenture, March 31, 1820, William R. Combs and Elizabeth Combs, his wife, late Elizabeth BLANTON, and Richard VAUGHAN and Sytha VAUGHAN, his wife, late Sytha BLANTON, to Harrison BLANTON. Whereas Elizabeth and Sytha, heirs of Richard BLANTON, dec'd, being entitled to an equal undivided 1/6 part of a tract in Fayette County, KY, on which Mrs. Sally BLANTON now lives, supposed to contain, after deducting dower, 132 acres, and which for $450 has sold to Harrison BLANTON, being their interest in said land... Note: Other names mentioned: Rowland T. BUSH; Andrew SCOTT; Thomas HALL, William HALL, and Leonard CROW. Acknowledged William R. Combs and wife in Clark County, KY, May 10, 1821, at which time Elizabeth Combs relinquished her rights of dower. Recorded by the KY Court of Appeals, May 26, 1821 at which time Sytha VAUGHAN relinquished her rights of dower.

Notes: The above are (1) William R[ichardson?] Combs, son of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs of Clark Co., KY; and (2) Sarah "Sally" (Combs?), widow of Richard BLANTON (Sarah sister of Benjamin?)
7 Nov 1825 The Lexington Reporter (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Ky Obituaries 1787-1854 by C. G. Clift) Cuthbert BULLIT age 62, a native of Shenandoah Co., Va and resident of Louisville since 1802, died Oct 1825.
14 Nov 1825 The Lexington Reporter (Extracted by Debi Houser from Ky Obituaries 1787-1854 by C. G. Clift) Alfred Howard Combs age 2, son of Col. Leslie Combs of Lexington, died Sunday Nov 13, 1825.
6 Aug 1828 The Lexington Reporter (Extracted by Debi Houser from Ky Obituaries 1787-1854 by C. G. Clift) Marquis D. Combs age 25, died Tuesday, July 8, 1828 at Thibodauxville [Lafourche Parish, Louisiana]

Notes: This may be the attorney found in early records of Perry Co., KY, his ancestry unknown, but apparently Fayette-oriented?
01 Jan 1830 (Fayette Co., KY Marriage Records) Combs, A. B. & PRICE, America L. (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed)

Notes: Aaron Burr, son of Samuel & Theodosia RICHARDSON Combs of Clark Co., KY, is found on the 1840 census of Monroe Co., MO, and on 19 Aug 1851, in Monroe Co., MO, America L Combs, wife of A.B. Combs, is listed as his daughter in the will of Fielding O. PRICE, administration to A. B. Combs.
1830 US Census Index, Fayette Co., KY

Lexington
P. 262

Leslie Combs
P. 327
William R. Combs

Notes: Leslie Combs and William R. Combs were brothers, both sons of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs. (See Also the Mary Salisbury Combs York Paper)
After 24 Nov 1834 (Undated) The Lexington Observer & Reporter (Extracted by Debi Houser from Ky Obituaries 1787-1854 by C. G. Clift) John Tilford Combs age 15 months 12 days, infant son of Col Leslie Combs of Lexington, died Nov 24, 1834
1835 Fayette Co., KY Federal Pension Roll

William COMB

Notes: RW Soldier William Combs of Shenandoah Co VA; Bath Co., KY, and possibly Fleming was the only Rev William Combs who applied from KY for a pension.
17 Feb 1836 The Lexington Observer & Reporter Extracted by Debi Houser from "Ky Obituaries 1787-1854" by C. G. Clift) Leslie Combs, Jr. second son of Gen. Leslie Combs of Lexington, died Feb 15 1836 at the age of less than 6 years.
17 Oct 1838 (Fayette Co., KY Marriage Records) VAUGHN, James & Combs, Louisa (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed)

Notes: According to Vaughn Researcher Jimmy Vaughn, by family tradition (earliest source?) Louisa Combs was a "disinherited" daughter of General Leslie Combs who did not approve of the marriage, and as a result, she was not named in his will. However, it also appears that the basis for the tradition may have had to do with a deed of gift of a cow at the time of her marriage (Record Needed!). Could this have indicated that Louisa Combs Vaughan was a god-daughter of General Leslie? Could Louisa have been Louisa M., daughter of William Richardson Combs? (whose sister-in-law, Sytha BLANTON, had m Richard VAUGHAN (See Clark Co., KY records)
21 Mar 1840 (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed) ) SKIDDELL, John & Combs, Lytha E. (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed)

Notes: Is this Scythe C., daughter of William Richardson and Elizabeth BLANTON Combs?
1840 US Census Index, Fayette Co., KY
Lexington
P. 105
Combs, William L.
P. 116
Combs, William R.
P. 118
Combs, Harriet
P. 128

Combs, Leslie

Notes: Gen. Leslie Combs, his brother, William Richardson Combs, and William Leslie Combs (possibly s/o John H. and Sophia (BULLOCK?) Combs, and husband of Sarah Ann, daughter of William Richardson and Elizabeth BLANTON Combs?)? Identity of Harriet Combs?
abt 1843 William S. Combs removed from New York City, NY to Lexington, Fayette Co, KY, thence to St. Louis, MO, thence to St. Paul, MN with a "respite" ca 1851 when he married Carrie WHITE in Butler Co, OH.
09 Aug 1843 (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed) ) TALBOTT, Sandford & Combs, Marian P. (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed)

Notes: Could this be Mariam P., daughter of William Richardson & Elizabeth BLANTON Combs?
23 Feb 1846 (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed) ) KETRAN, Joseph & Combs, Abby (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed)

Notes: Joseph and Abby are next listed on the 1850 Jessamine Co., Ky Census.
25 Mar 1846. Lexington Fayette Co, KY Published Announcements. Married: Mary Rebecca Combs to Alexander J. MITCHELL, U. S. Navy, Mar. 25, 1846. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Breck Combs from Kentucky Marriages 1797 - 1865, p. 117)

Notes: Mary Rebecca Combs is the daughter of Leslie & Margaret TROTTER Combs.
27 Jan 1848 The Lexington Observer & Reporter (Extracted by Debi Houser from Ky Obituaries 1787-1854 by C. G. Clift) "Saunders D. BRUCE to Miss LaBelle Combs, daughter of General Leslie Combs, all of Lexington. Married January 27, 1848."

Notes: Labelle Combs was the daughter of Leslie & Margaret TROTTER Combs.
10 Oct 1848 (Fayette Co., KY Marriage Records) BRIDGEFORD, Albert & Combs, Marget Francis (Marriage CD - Source Record Still Needed)

Notes: Margaret Francis Combs was the daughter of William Richardson & Elizabeth BLANTON Combs.
11 Apr 1849. Lexington Fayette Co, KY Published Announcements. Married: Gen. Leslie Combs, of Lexington, to Mrs. Mary E. MAN, of Cumberland [Providence], R.I., in Manville [Providence], R.I., April 11, 1849 (Extracted by Breck Combs from Kentucky Marriages 1797 - 1865, p. 142)
Continue on to Fayette Co., KY Records 1850-

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