Dedicated to the Memory of Combs &c. founder Carole Hammett (1946-2009)
This Combs &c. Web Site is Generously Hosted by Click Here to Join USGenNet
We Support Free Nonprofit Genealogy and History on the Internet
Combs & Research - Proud Patron of USGenNet Combs &c. Families
 of Grayson Co., KY

Please Email Additions and/or Corrections to Webmaster


Grayson Co KY was established in 1810 from Hardin and Ohio Counties.
1850 Census Grayson Co., KY: No Combs
1860 Grayson Co., Ky. Census (copied by .C. Dennis in 1986 and extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)

Page 103 Short Creek
Albert Combs 22 farmer
Mary A. 16

Page 141 Caneyville
Charles Combs 23 Pa. farmer
Elizabeth 21
William T. 1

DC NOTE: I've also looked up this census on original filming. The census appears as transcribed, but in the 1870 and census Charles has the surname of McCombs. Please see below for the 1870 census. Also NOTE from T Sheldon : The birth of Charles Combs listed here in PA is a puzzle since all other census list his birth as that of KY. His parentage has been assigned to John McCombs who m. Elizabeth Adkinson in Barren Co., KY. Please also see archives for postings of T Sheldon.
1870 Census (Extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from Grayson Co KY, 1870 Census, by Robert D. McManaway, 1981, McDowell Pub.) unless otherwise noted

#565 Wm Combs 56 RR lab. Ky
Elizabeth 58 Tn
Elisha GREEN 24 RR lab. Ky
J. A. CRAWFORD21 RR lab. Ky
W. F. GREEN 22 RR lab. Ky
Eli THOMPKINS18 RR lab. Ky
Ezekeal BEEN 22 RR lab. Tn
A.J. LEIGLE 20 NC

1870 Census Caneytown, Caney Precinct, Grayson Co., KY p. 260A HH 101/101 transcribed by both Deb Coombs from original census and TSheldon
Charles A. McCombs, 33, male, farmer, KY
Elizabeth, 33, female, keeping house, KY
W.D., 11, male, KY, attended school within the year, cannot read or write
E. J., 9, female, KY, attended school
CR, 7, male, KY, attended school with the year
Florence, 2, F, KY

NOTE: WD identified by T Sheldon as William Thomas McCombs; Elizabeth identified as Elizabeth Allen.
1880 (1880 Census copied by Lennie C. Dennis,1990, McDowell Publication, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp who adds: page no. are microfilm nos.) unless otherwise noted

Page 5
R. Robert COOMS 43 farmer Ky Ky Tn
Sarah J. 42 Ky Ky Ky
Jessie A. (dau) 16 Ky Ky Ky
Mary J. 14 Ky Ky Ky
Richard M. 12 Ky Ky Ky
Annie L. 11 Ky Ky Ky
Joseph D. 1 Ky Ky Ky

Notes: Richard R. COOMES, Jr., b ca 1837, is found in the 1850 Daviess Co., KY Census HH of Richard R. COOMES, Sr. and Julia A. who appears to be the Julia Ann DERICKSON who m 1834, Green Co., KY, Richard R. Combs. The 8 Sep 1921 Grayson Co, KY death certificate of Robert Richard [sic] COOMES lists, not Julia Ann DERICKSON as his mother, but Mary G. DICKSON (See below). It is not yet known which is correct.Richard Robert Jr.'s wife, Sarah J., has not been identified, and may have been a second marriage as the Grayson Co., KY death record for daughter, Jessie Agnes COOMBS Mudd, b 5 May 1862, d 8 Jul 1912, buried St. Augustine, lists her as daughter of R. R. and Susan HADEN Coombs.

Page 21

Henry Combs 40 farmer Ky Va Va
Jamimy 40 wife Ky Ky Ky
Annie E. 12 Ky Ky ky
James M. 6 Ky Ky Ky
Markie 5 Ky Ky Ky

Raphel MONTGOMERY 39 farmer Ky Ky Ky
Mary 34 Ky Ky Ky
May 14 Ky Ky Ky
Belle 12 Ky Ky Ky
Francis 9 Ky Ky Ky
Victor 6 Ky Ky Ky
Ann 3 Ky Ky Ky
Eugene 7/12 (Oct.) Ky Ky Ky
Susan COOMS 68 mother Ky Ky Ky

Page 36
George Combs 12 boarder laborer Ky Ky Ky
(with James & Mary E. RILEY family)

1880 Census East Leitchfield, Grayson Co., KY ed 44 p. 445 A transcribed by Deb Coombs from original census images
John McCombs, 40, farmer, KY, KY, KY
Sarah, 35, son, keeping house, ENG, ENg, ENg
Jane, 13, daughter, KY, KY, ENG
David, 4, son, KY, KY, ENG
Samuel 11/12, Aug, son, KY, KY, ENG

NOTE: See John below in 1910 census

1880 Census Spring Lick, Cany Precinct, Grayson Co., KY ed 50 p. 55D transcribed by Deb Coombs from original census images
CAJ McCombs, 45, male, farmer, KY, KY, KY
Mary A., 46, wife, keeping house, KY, KY, KY
Nancy, 20, daughter, KY, KY, KY
Timma, 19, daughter, at home, KY, KY, KY
Charles R., 16, son, works on farm, KY, KY, KY
Florence, 12, daughter, at home, KY, KY, KY
Miles, son, 9, KY, KY, KY
Harrison, son, 7, KY, KY, KY
Cassa E., daughter, 4, KY, KY, KY

NOTE: wife Mary identified by T Sheldon as Mary A. Bates, exwife of William Bates of Butler Co., KY... children Nancy and Timma were hers. CAJ McCombs later removed to Butler Co., KY, KS, and was living in1920 in Enid, Garfield Co., OK in the HH of PerlWikel and his wife Cassie; Cassie was the youngest daughter of CAJ McCombs

1880 Census Spring Lick, Caney Precinct Grayson Co., KY ed 50 p. 557C HH transcribed by Deb Coombs
92/103
Wm. T. McCombs, 21, farmer, KY, KY, KY
Mary A., 23, wife, KY, KY, KY
Winford, 2, son, KY, KY, KY
Wilford, 7/12, son, KY, KY, KY

NOTE: William Thomas McCombs was a son of Charles A J McCombs. NOTE by T Sheldon: William's wife was Mary Ann Evans (daughter of John C. Evans and Burilla Jane White).
1910 Census transcribed by Deb Coombs from original census images

1910 Census Leitchfield, Mag District 1, Grayson Co., KY ed 23 sh 13B
David J. McCombs, 32, married once, married 6 years, KY, IN, ENG, farmer
Ellen, wife, 31, married once, married 6 years, 3 children, 3 children living, KY, KY, KY
Lilly M., daughter, 5, KY, KY, KY
Tiny B., daughter, 2, KY, KY, KY
Bessie M., 4/12, KY, KY, KY

1910 Census Leitchfield, Mag Dist 1, Grayson Co., KY ed 23 sh 13A
Samuel T. McCombs, boarder, 30, single, KY, KY, KY, farmer living in HH of Samuel H. KIPER

1910 Census Clarkson Precinct Mag. District 1, Grayson Co., KY ed 24 sh 10A HH 186/190
John C. McCombs, 70, married once, married 44 years, IN, IN, KY, farmer
Sarah, wife, 62, married once, married 44 years, 12 children 7 children living, ENG, ENG, ENG
George, son, 24, single, KY, IN, ENG
Ida Carter, daughter, 23, widowed, married 7 years, 3 children, 3 children living, KY, IN, ENG
Stephen S. Carter, grandson, 6, KY, KY, KY
Rosa B., grandaughter, 4, KY, KY, KY
Charles C. Carter, grandson, 10/12, KY, KY, KY

1910 Census Clarkson Precinct Mag. District 1, Grayson Co., KY ed 24 sh 10B HH 197/201
Thomas J. McCombs, 49, married once, married 26 years, KY, IN, KY
Carissa, 46, married once, married 26 years, 4 children, 2 children living, KY, KY, IN
Hazel, daughter, 20, divorced, married 4 years, 1 child, no children living, MO, KY, KY
Levi, son, 10 single, MO, KY, KY

1910 Census Clarkson Precinct Mag. District 1, Grayson Co., KY ed 24 sh 11A HH 199/203
Charles McCombs, head, 26, married once, married 4 years, KY, IN, ENG, farmer
Clyde, wife, 21, married once, married 4 years, 2 children, 2 children living, KY, KY, KY
Charley H., son, 3, KY, KY, KY
(?) M., daughter, 4/12, KY, KY, KY

NOTE: Not certain which Charles McCombs this is. T. Sheldon has identified Clide as Clide Pence. See also the 1920 census Grayson.
8 Jul 1912 Jessie Agnes MUDD, born May 5, 1862, died July 8, 1912, buried at St. Augustine, dau. of R. R. & Susan HADEN Coombs (Grayson Co., Ky. Death Records 1911-1935 by Virginia Stone Armstrong, 1990 McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)

Notes: See Jessie A. COOMS, b ca 1864, in the 1880 Grayson Co, KY HH of R. Robert COOMS and wife, Sarah J. Who was Susan HADEN? An earlier wife of R. R.?
21 Jul 1918 Mildred Geraldine EVANS, born and died July 21, 1918, buried Wilson Cemetery, dau. of Clarence & Nellie Louise COOMBS Evans (Grayson Co., Ky. Death Records 1911-1935 by Virginia Stone Armstrong, 1990 McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
1920 Census Leitchfield, Grayson, KY, ed 169, sh 5B HH 96/97 transcribed by Deb Coombs from original census images

Chas McCombs, 37, married, KY, KY, ENG, farmer
Clide, wife, 22, married, KY, KY, KY
Herbie, son, 13, single, KY, KY, KY
Virgie, daughter, 11, KY, KY, KY
Joe, son, 8, KY, KY, KY
Sarrah E., daughter, KY, KY, KY
Verna, daughter, 2 1/12, KY, KY, KY
8 Sep 1921 R.R. COOMS, died 84 years, 2 mos., 15 days, born June 23, 1837 in Bardgetown, Ky., died Sept 8,1921 in Grayson Co., Ky., son of R.R. COOMS & Mary G. DICKSON (Grayson Co., Ky. Death Records 1911-1935 by Virginia Stone Armstrong, 1990 McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)

Robert Richard COOMBS, born June 23, 1837, died Sept. 8, 1921, son of R. R. & Mary G. DICKSON Cooms (Grayson Co., Ky. Death Records 1911-1935 by Virginia Stone Armstrong, 1990 McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)

8 Sep 1921 Robert Richard COOMS cert# 23897 white male widowed age 84 yrs 2 mos 15 ds occupation: labor born: 23 June 1837 Bardgetown [Bardstown, Nelson Co?], Ky died: 8 Sept 1921 Grayson Co., Ky of typhoid fiver son of R. R. COOMS born Ky & Mary G. DICKSON born Ky informant: Joe COOMS of Pionia filed 9 Dec 1921 Mrs. Minnie R. CLARKE, registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
14 May 1930 Annie Laura HIGDON, born Sept. 7, 1895, died May 14, 1930, buried at St. Elizabeth, dau. of J.D. & Jessie COOMS Mudd, wife of James L. HIGDON (Grayson Co., Ky. Death Records 1911-1935 by Virginia Stone Armstrong, 1990 McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
24 Jul 1932 Burton Combs COOPER, born Dec. 10, 1868, died July 24, 1932, son of Wesley J. & Lucy Combs Cooper, buried at Pleasant Grove, Ohio Co., KY (Grayson Co., Ky. Death Records 1911-1935 by Virginia Stone Armstrong,1990 McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)

Notes: Wesley J. COOPER and Lucy Combs (possibly a.k.a. Catherine Lucy) married 9 Nov 1940, Ohio Co, KY. Also in 1850 Ohio Co, KY Census are the Burton and Caroline GARDNER Combs family.
2 Nov 1934 Julian Lee VINCENT, born Aug. 1, 1934, died Nov. 2, 1934, buried at Fairview, son of Noah S. & Katie Lee Combs Vincent (Grayson Co., Ky. Death Records 1911-1935 by Virginia Stone Armstrong, 1990 McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
Important: All Records collected for this county have been added here as yet.

Join Combs &c. in Support of USGenNet
— an IRS-approved nonprofit web-hosting service —

Combs &c. Research FamiliesCombs Research Group Proud Patron of USGenNetJoin USGenNet

This site is hosted by USGenNet, a nonprofit web-hosting service solely supported by tax-deductible donations. If this website has provided you with useful information, please consider making a donation to USGenNet to help keep sites like this online.

NOTICE: The Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and complies fully with USGenNet's Conditions of Use. This Combs &c. Research Report has been provided for the free use of those engaged in non-commercial genealogical research by the nonprofit Combs Research Group. Any and all commercial use is strictly prohibited. Researchers are encouraged to copy and distribute this work freely, but with the proviso that it may only be copied and circulated in its entirety -- including this notice, and all sources, bibliographies and credits; and excepting electronically in which case permission is freely granted to link to this site instead. Sincerely, The Combs &c Research Group, Email: Webmaster.

© 1996-2010 Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group