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

1850 Fayette Co., KY Census (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm)

HH 402/423
Saunders BRUCE 25 m china merchant Ky
Labelle 21 f Ky
Leslie C. 1 m Ky
Thos. H. GILLIS 31 m china merchant D. Columbia

Note: LaBelle COMBS, daughter of Gen. Leslie COMBS & Margaret TROTTER, married in 1848 to Saunders BRUCE.

HH 1190/1194
Leslie COMBS 56 m lawyer 75,000 Ky
Mary C. 27 f 60,000 RI
Silvester BROWNELL 22 m manufacture RI
Howard COMBS 15 m Ky attended school within the census year
Magleslie 13 f Ky attended school within the census year
Mary E. MAN 4 f RI
E.B. COMBS 2/12 f Ky

Note: Mary E. BROWNELL Man, second wife of Gen. Leslie Combs, neè BROWNELL according to death cert. of son Leslie Combs, Fayette Co., KY, dated 18 Nov 1940
17 May 1850 The Lexington Observer & Reporter Elizabeth MITCHELL, age 16 months, daughter of Alexander J. and Mary R. MITCHELL, grandaughter [sic] of Gen. Leslie Combs, died July 12, 1850 at Estill Springs. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from "Ky Obituaries 1787-1854" by C. G. Clift)
30 Oct 1855 "Samuel DOWNING of Fayette County, to Miss Mag. Leslie Combs, daughter of Gen. Leslie Combs of Lexington. Married at Christ Church here (Fayette Co?) October 30, 1855" (Kentucky Observer and Reporter November 13, 1855, Researcher Patricia Orton)
16 Dec 1856 "Howard Combs of Quincy (Adams Co.], Ill. to Miss Mary LOUD of Lexington, Kentucky. Married December 16, 1856" (Kentucky Statesman December 19, 1856) NOTE: See death certificate below of 9 Mar 1939 AV Combs born Quincy, IL.

16 Dec 1856 "Married, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Reverend Edward F. BERKLEY, Rector of Christ Church (Episcopal creed), in Lexington, Kentucky. Miss Mary Eleanor LOUD, daughter of Richard LOUD, Esquire to Howard Combs, son of General Leslie Combs, on Tuesday at 12 o'clock noon, December 16, 1856." (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Becky Goodin from an unidentified newspaper clipping found in Minnie Combs Hudson's scrapbook)

Notes: Howard Tilford Combs was the son of General Leslie & Margaret TROTTER Combs.
1860 Census Fayette Co., KY (Extracted and transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson.)

HH 17
Francis RATLIFF 66 (blacksmith) Va
Nancy 55 Ky
Nancy SEARCY 19 Va
Chas COMBS 10 Ky

HH 23
Alex LITRILL? 55 (farmer) Ky
Amanda 27 Ky
Sidney 5 Ky
Laura 3 Ky
Matilda 1 Ky
Wm COMBS 12 Ky

HH 36
Nester COMBS 33 Ky
Kitty 33 Ky
R A 8 F Ky
Cora 4 Ky
R K 1M Ky
Walker LITRELLl? 2 Ky

HH 693
Phillip COMBS 34 laborer Ky
Elizabeth 28 Ky
Jasper 9 Ky
M D 6 F Ky
Saml 3
Nancy STRAM 27 Ky -


HH 801
Leslie COMBS 66 (Lawyer) Ky
Lizzie B 10 Ky
Leslie 7 Ky
F H 4M Ky
20 Nov 1862 Lexington Co KY National Cemetery. Byram Combs died 20 Nov 1862, grave # 99, Pvt in the 19 KY INF (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from the U.S. Civil War Center -- Lexington National Cemetery)
1870 Fayette Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

Dist 1 p. 013
HH 167/185
Scott YOUNG, 24, M, Black, Farmhand, $200, KY, cannot read or write
Martha, 20, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Maggie, 1, F, Black, KY
Martha DUDLEY, 8, F, Black, KY
Kendar COMBS, 18, M, Black, Farmhand, KY, cannot read or write
John TAYLOR, 52, M, Black, KY, cannot read or write
James TAYLOR, 43, M, Black, KY, cannot write
Cassie, 33, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Emiley, 10, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Elizabeth, 8, F, Black, KY
Harriett, 7, F, Black, KY
Sarah, 6, F, Black, KY
Dollie, 3, F, Black, KY

Dist 2 p. 031
HH 17/18
Willis COMBS, 45, M, Black, Farm Hand, $100, KY, cannot write
Minerva, 29, F, Black, Domestic Servant, KY, cannot write
Hannah, 7, F, Black, KY
Henry, 6, M, Black, KY
Annie HUNT, 4, F, Black, KY
George BOSWELL, 75, M, Farm Hand, Black, KY

Dist. 2 p. 036
HH 91/94
Leslie COMBS Jr., 18, Farmer, $7000, RI

Pct 6 p. 132
HH 82/80
George DAY, 37, M, Black, Farmer, $300, KY, cannot write
Viny DAY, 80, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Aaron COMBS, 42, M, Black, Farm Laborer, KY, cannot read or write
George HOLWAY, 18, M, Black, Farm Laborer, KY, cannot read or write
Jane DAY, 14, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Viny HOLWAY, 14, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Emily DUDLEY, 14, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Margaret COMBS, 41, F, Black, Keeping House, KY, cannot read or write

Pct 6 p.132
HH 92/90
Jas W. TISDALE, 55, M, White, Horse Trainer, KY
Jas Miller, 19, M, Black, Stable Hand, KY, cannot read or write
John COMBS, 14, M, Black,, Race Rider, KY, cannot read or write
Richard COTTEN, 20, M, Black Stable Hand, KY, cannot read or write
Robert ALLEN, 14, M, Black, Race Rider, KY, cannot read or write

Pct 6 147
HH 285/289
Simeon ANDREWS, 28, M, Black, Farm Laborer, KY, cannot read or write
Mary, 23, F, Black, Keeping House, KY, cannot read or write
Eliza, 3, F, Black, KY
Henry COMBS , 20, M, Black, Farm Laborer, KY, cannot read or write

1st Ward Lexington p. 171b&172a
HH 212/212
William GODDARD, 29, M, Black, Brick Molder, KY, cannot read or write
Mary, 27, F, Keeping House, KY, cannot read or write
Henry, 10, M, Black, at school, KY, cannot write
Malinda COMBS, 43, F, Black, at house, KY, cannot read or write

1st Ward Lexington p. 175
HH 277/269
George COMBS, 25, M, Black, Laborer, KY, cannot read or write
Mary, 24, F, Mulatto, Keeping House, KY

2nd Ward Lexington 228
HH 390/469
Madison COMBS, 50, M, Black, Farm Hand, KY cannot read & write
Eliza, 46, F, Black, KY, cannot write
Mary, 21, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Frank, 22, M, Black, Farm Hand, KY, cannot read or write
Alfred HICKIE, 42, M, Black, Farm Hand, KY, cannot read or write
Nancy HICKIE, 50, F, Black, Keeping House, KY, cannot read or write

2nd Ward Lexington p. 234
HH 543/553
Matilda SHARP, 59, F, Matron Orphan Asylum, KY
Cora COMBS, 14, F, KY, attended school
(many other girls in HH)

3rd Ward Lexington p. 251
HH 9/10
Henrietta KETCHUM, 46, F, Keeping hair fancy store, $2700, $4500, NY
Ada L. KETCHUM, 21, F, $1000, WS
Anna COMBS, 17, F, KY
Jane BUTLER, 21, F, KY
Willie MARKWELL, 19, F, KY

3rd Ward Lexington p. 303
HH 640/757
Nate B. GARLAND, 55, M, Drygoods Clerk, KY
Emily, 47, F, Keeping House, $10000, $500, KY
William W., 22, M, Collector, KY
B., 18, M,
Jane McKEE, 55, F, $2500, PA
Mary WILSON, F, PA
Grace COMBS , F, Black, Domestic Servant, VA, cannot read or write
Celia COMBS, 15, F, Mulatto, Domestic Servant, KY, cannot read or write

3rd Ward Lexington 305
HH 659/778
Matthew T. SCOTT, 30, M, Ice Dealer, $5000, $1000, KY
Kate W., 29, F, GA
Isaac W., 7, M, KY
Joseph, 4, M, KY
Louis, 2, M, KY
Samuel W., 7/12, M,(b. Oct.), KY
(many others-- hostlers and some domestic servants)
Leslie COMBS, 13, M, Black, Hostler, KY, cannot read or write

4th Ward Lexington 310
HH 64/64
William Johnson, 26, M, Black, Stable Hand, KY, cannot read or write
Bessie, 23, F, Black, Keeping House, KY, cannot read or write
Mary, 4, F, Black, KY
Lucy, 2, F, Black, KY
Margaret FREEMAN, 40, F, Black, Domestic Servant, KY, cannot read or write
Eliza FREEMAN, 11, F, Black, at school, KY, cannot write
Jane HENDERSON, 50, F, Black, Laundress, KY, cannot read or write
Leslie COMBS, 13, M, Black, Hostler, KY, cannot read or write


4th Ward Lexington p. 324
HH 263/256
Leslie COMBS, 76, M, Lawyer, $1500, $300, KY
Lizzie, 19, F, $7000, $1000, KY
Leslie, Jr., 17, M, Farmer, $500, $3000, KY
Mary MITCHELL, 40, F, Keeping house, $7000, -, KY
Maggie MITCHELL, 23, F, KY
Mary MITCHELL, 17, F, KY
Mary TODD, 45, F, Black, Domestic Servant, KY, cannot read or write
David TODD, 17, M, Black, Domestic Servant, KY, cannot read or write
14 Aug 1873 - 29 Aug 1881 (Fayette Co., KY WB6:54) Will of Leslie Combs. To oldest living daughter, Mrs. Mary R. MITCHELL. To her daughter, Margaret. To her daughter, Mary. To my daughter Mrs. Georgette A. WARNER; my daughter LaBelle… her husband Col. S. D. BRUCE …mentions grandsons [not named]…my son Howardmy nephew Burke of Bremard TX… my daughter Mag Leslie… my daughter Elizabeth… her brother my son Leslie… mentions last wife, deceased [not named], and brother-in-law, James F. S. BROWNELL... s/Leslie Combs, Wits: J. H. HARRISON, James BRENNAN. (See Leslie Combs for full transcript which is lengthy and contains significant additional genealogical and historical data)

Note: See also the PICTORIAL FIELD-BOOK OF THE WAR OF 1812 BY Benson J. Lossing on Rootsweb.
1880 Census Fayette Co., KY submitted by Jennifer Wilhelmi

Sandersville, Fayette, KY
COMBS,Thom. M 40 (abt 1840) KY KY KY Fence Carpenter
(family is black)
Ann Combs F 37 (abt 1843) KY KY KY
Lewis Combs M 16 (abt 1864) KY KY KY
Mary Combs F 14 (abt 1866) KY KY KY
Caddy Combs F 13 (abt 1867) KY KY KY
Thomma Combs M 10 (abt 1870) KY KY KY
Samuel Combs M 8 (abt 1872) KY KY KY
John Combs M 6 (abt 1874) KY KY KY
Richard Combs M 4 (abt 1876) KY KY KY
Marthy Combs F 2 (abt 1878) KY KY KY
31 Jul 1880 Carrollton Record, Carroll Co., MO. Newspaper Article. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Becky Goodin) "HOWARD TILFORD Combs. The news arrived in town last week that Col. Howard Tilford Combs died at Lexington, Kentucky, July 22, aged about 45 years. Col. Combs was well known to the citizens of Carroll County, as a pleasant, sociable, gentleman, a first rate businessman. He held the office of County Clerk for four years, having been elected as a liberal in 1870. He has many friends in this county who will regret to hear of his death in the prime of life, and their sympathies will go with the afflicted family."
24 Oct 1881 (Letter) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Becky Goodin from the pension file of Gen. Leslie Combs, National Archives Trust Fund) :

J. D. HUNT
GEO. W. DARNALL
HUNT & DARNALL,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
EAST SHORT STREET

Oct 24th 1881 Lexington, Ky.,

Commission of Pensions
Washington, D.C.
Sir - Gen. Leslie Combs of this place died on the 21st of August last being at the time of his death on the pension rolls as a Captain in the War of 1812. We suppose him to have been entitled to some as can as account of the current quarter at his death, and would be obliged if you sent to us the blanks and instructions for making out the claim -
Yours Respectfully
Hunt & Darnell


1890 Ky Veterans Schedule Index: George COMBS pg. 068 Lexington
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