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Green County, KY was established in 1792-3 from Lincoln & Nelson. In 1798-9, parts of Barren, Cumberland and Pulaski were established from Green Co., KY. In 1801-2, Adair was established from part of Green; and in 1804, Green Co., KY gained from Hardin Co., KY. In 1848, Taylor Co., KY was est. from eastern Green Co., KY.


Background: At least some of the Combs of this county descend from Archdale Combs of Stafford and Old Rappahannock Counties, VA, and we find Benjamin STACY Sr and his wife Ann Combs (d/o of Mason Combs Sr of Stafford Co VA and Surry CO, NC) to have been brief residents. Another very early brief resident in the area (Cumberland and Wayne Cos) was one Biram Combs, possibly the same as Biram, son of John Combs Sr and Nancy HARDING, s/o of Mason Combs Sr of Stafford/Frederick Cos, VA and Surry Co, NC.

The earliest Combs found in Green Co., KY, is an unidentified William Combs who is the same William Combs that married Polly SKAGGS, daughter of Henry SKAGGS (d 1810 in Green Co., KY).

DNA testing links what appears to be the lineage of William COMBS m: Mary “Polly”; Skaggs to the ancestral line of Archdale COMBEs More DNA testing is needed to validate the branch from Archdale Combes this line descends. Please see our Virtual Archive under Green County, KY to learn more about the lineages of researchers related to this branch of COMBS. Contact our DNA Project Administrator to learn more about DNA testing to see if you are related to this line of COMBEs.

Henry SKAGGS (Jr. and Sr.), and Moses SKAGGS are found on Daniel Trigg's 1781 Montgomery Co., VA Militia List with William Combs, Sr., Benjamin STACY, and Mason & Dorothy Combs, Jr. (who was later in Hawkins Co., TN, and whose descendants were later found in Warren Co, TN and Northeast Arkansas with the Combs-Hash Families (see below)); and later in Russell Co., VA, to where the Combs also migrated. It is possible (research in progress) that William Combs of Green may have been (1) a son of William & Seth aka Sithe STACY Combs, Sr., (2) a son of Mason & Dorothy "Dolly" Combs, Jr., (3) a son of an unknown/undocumented son of Mason Sr., (4) a son of Mason Sr's brother Archdale, or perhaps, even (5) a descendant of Mason Combs Sr's uncle William Combs, whose descendants, if any, are unknown. Another related Combs and early resident in the area was Biram Combs, of Cumberland Co, and then Wayne Co, KY. Please see Family Report on William Combs Sr and Mary SKAGGS (coming soon) for more information.

The early Samuel Combs remains unidentified.

See also Robert De Spain's Henry & Mary THOMPSON Skaggs Family Report, which includes the statements that (a) in 1797, Solomon SKAGGS (son of Henry, Sr.) was residing on Pitman's Creek (see below); (b) Polly SKAGGS Combs was born 19 Dec 1771 (source: birth recorded in Diary of Archibald Thompson;) she was born 1770-1774 per 1810-1830 Green Census records.


Note: Special Thanks to Combs Researchers Gregory B. Graham, Karen Gruhala and Sue Elfving for their many contributions to the research of Green Co., KY.

NOTE: Some Sources for the records below include:


15 March 1791 Nelson Co, KY Date of survey for 400 acres on Pitman's Creek, Nelson Co, for Henry SKEGGS [Sr] per Virginia land warrant. (Source: Early Certificates of Settlement and Preemption Warrants in Kentucky County, Virginia, Kentucky Secretary of State Digital Land Database). Green County was formed in 1792/3 from Nelson and parts of Lincoln Co. Henry SKAGGS Jr. stated in his RW Pension application that he moved to Green Co., Ky. in 1790. Henry’s daughter Nancy married Peter DeSpain on 20 Dec 1791 in Nelson Co, Ky
24 March 1797 Archibald THOMPSON states in his Diary that he left the Little River in Montgomery County in October 1796 to make his way to the Green River. He arrived at Solomon SKAGG’S house on Pitman’s Creek on 24 March 1797.

1795 James Young District. Green Co., KY Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834 FHC Microfilm #0008004


1796 Tax List: James Young District Green Co., KY Tax Lists transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834 FHC Microfilm #0008004

Part 2
COMBS none
STACYS none


1797 Tax List: James Young District Green Co., KY Tax Lists Tax List Divided into Book #1 and Book #2 *** Bad Copy *** transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

NOTE: No other target names identified.


1798 NO TAX BOOK


1799 Tax List Book #1 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

Tax List Book #3

Tax List Book #4

Note: Researcher Greg Graham adds that the 1799 tax list also showed 4 people named JOHNSTON: William, John, Daniel and John (not shown in any age category).


28 Aug. 1799, in Barren County, a survey for Samuel COMBS for 200a on the south side of the South Fork of Beaver Creek adjoining John SAUNDERS, Haiden TRIGG, and Wm SAUNDERS. Certificate #1717, CC Sam B. Coker (Old Surveys Barren County, Kentucky 1799-1835 of Edmund Rogers and Daniel Curd by Vivian Rousseau and Sandra K. Laughery Gorin, October 1 1990, p. 150, orig. reference p.51). Other neighbors were John HUDSON and Charles GATEWOOD (p.43)

NOTE: In 1802 Samuel Combs is on the Green Co., KY Tax list as having land in Barren Co., KY.


19 Nov. 1799 transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COMB1:142: Court ordered tithables of Frederick SLINKER allotted to ____ LILES [later records show name was James Liles]


19 Nov. 1799 Green Co., Ky. (COMB1:140) transcribed by Sue Elfving: John Jackson ordered to view the road Note: John Jackson married Winny Stacy in 1800 in Green Co., KY (see below.) Winny was a grandaughter of Mason Combs of Stafford.


27 Feb 1800 (Green Co., KY Marriage Records) Marriage of John JACKSON to Winny STACY. Bondsman: Biram STACY. Consent of her parents, Benjamin & Ann STACY. (Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Note: Winnifred STACY Jackson, daughter of Benjamin & Ann Combs Stacy I, who were in Lincoln Co., KY in 1799 (where their son, Benjamin STACY, Jr., had married in 1798, his first cousin, Barbara Combs, daughter of RW John & Margaret Combs. Biram STACY was Winnie's brother and may have been the same found later in Hawkins Co, TN. Biram and his parents are later in Jackson Co, TN.


1800--(June 2) Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham) (See also below)

William Combs; no real estate; over 21

1800 Green Co., KY Tax Lists ( transcribed by Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews (See Also below)

1800 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (additional names extracted from "Second Census" of Kentucky, 1800, G. Glenn Clift, Reprint by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1993, not extracted from above sources- See also below)
SKAGGS: Charles, David, Elizabeth, Henry, Jr., Henry, Sr., James, Jeremiah, Joh, Solomon and William
SCAGS: Arthur, Thomas

Notes: John STACY (probable son of John STACY II) married Lucy SKAGGS (d/o of Henry Sr d 1810) ion 9 May 1782 per the Archibald THOMPSON Diary. Lucy was a sister to Mary "Polly" SKAGGS who married William Combs.

1800 Tax List Book #1 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834


05 Jan 1801 (Green Co., KY Marriage Records) Marriage Bond #429 dated 05 Jan 1801 for the marriage of Samuel Combs and Rachel GRAYHAM by Samuel Combs and Johnson GRAYHAM. Consent dated 05 Jan 1801 by William GRAYHAM to the marriage of his daughter Rachel GRAYHAM to Samuel Combs. Witness: Johnson GRAYHAM. Minister's Return dated 05 Jan 1801 by Benjamin LYNN of marriage of Samuel Combs & Rachel GRAYHAM. (Green Co., KY Ministers' Returns & miscellaneous marriage records, LDS microfilm, Combs Researcher Greg Graham).

GG Notes: Rachel GRAHAM was the daughter of William GRAYHAM and sister of Johnson GRAYHAM. Samuel Combs married (2) Jane HASH in 1804 (See Below) Rachel GRAHAM was the daughter of William & Nancy Elizabeth LYNN Graham. Benjamin LYNN, the minister, was her uncle and namesake of Nolin [No LYNN] Creek (straddles Green and Barren Cos, KY). Both William GRAYHAM and Benjamin LYNN were early Long Hunters and had removed to Green Co., KY from North Carolina.

Additional Notes: Another Green Co., KY marriage source used herein is Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala in 1986. Karen notes that Ms. Perkins did not indicate her sources, although she included some unidentified numbers, and some may have been from a book summarizing the marriages. Some of the records forwarded by Ms. Perkins may have had unreliable sources as, for example, the above marriage was shown as by Baldwin CLIFTON, not Benjamin LYNN. Greg Graham notes further that except where he specifically included within this report, none of the additional marriage records were found on the film he reviewed.


02 May 1801 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham who adds that he skipped 1802-08 for poor legibility Note: See also below)

Notes: Does Samuel's presence on this list for the first time the result of his having just turned 21, married, or just removed to this county from elsewhere? He and William are both later found on Pitman Creek of this county, increasing the possibility of a relationship, but what?

1801 Tax List Book #1 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

SE Notes: The above Benj Stacy Jnr should be the son of Benj. STACY Senior and his wife Ann COMBS, and the same who married Barbara COMBS in 1798 in Lincoln Co., Ky. The above Biram should be the son of Benj. & Ann COMBS Stacy.


19 May 1801 (GC-COB1:10) Transcribed by Sue Elfving

Peter D' Spain sat on a jury.


22 May 1801 extracted by Sue Elfving from (COB1:32-33)

Thomas Yates pltf. v. John Jackson and William Jackson Defts.} In detinue. William Dyer brought the defendant into court and surrendered him according to his undertaking in this cause as the defendant John Jackson Special Bail...Lodowich Davies v. John Jackson and William Jackson} in Detinue. William Jackson was again special bail for defendant. John Grundy v. John Jackson Deft.} In Covenant. William Jackson was Special Bail.

Note: John Jackson in 1800 in Green Co., KY married Winny Stacy a a daughter of Ann Combs and Benjamin Stacy grandaughter of Mason Combs of Stafford


20 May 1801 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB1:20) Green Co. court ordered Francis PELHAM to pay Daniel TRABEU for 2 days attendance as a witness for him John BAIRD. Court also ordered him to pay Charles SKAGGS for 3 days for same.


17 Nov. 1801 Extracted by Sue Elfving from (GC-COMB3:72). Court ordered John JAMERSON Saml SKAGGS James SKAGGS and John STACY or any three of them to view the nearest and best way for a road leading from Greensburg to the county line at the head of Salt Lick Creek and report to the court. [Salt Lick might have been Sand Lick, see later court records.]


1802 Tax List Book #2 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

SE Note: This 200a is the same that was surveyed for Samuel COMBS on 28 Aug. 1799 in Barren Co. and the same later sold by Samuel and Jane HASH Combs to James GATEWOOD in 1811 and recorded in Barren Co.

1802 Tax List Book #1


21 June 1802 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB1:132) Samuel COMBS sat on the Grand Jury; (GC-COB2:143 Stephen HARDIN sat on the jury


23 Sep 1802 Transcribed by Sue Elfing from (GC-COB1:181) Re: George PEMBERTON v Isaac CRABTREE} In case. Court ordered the depositions of Will CRABTREE, Abraham CRABTREE, Will. RICHESON, Hanah SMITH, Jacob CRABTREE, and Job CRABTREE to be taken


1803 Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834


28 Feb. 1803 Transcribed by Sue Elfving (GC-COB1:182) Samuel COMBS sat on Grand Jury


24 Oct. 1803 Transcribed by Sue Elving (GC-COMB3:129). Court ordered that Saml COMBS William PREBBLE [maybe TRIBBLE?] Middleton DAY and Joseph McMURTRY or any three of them to appraise the personal estate and slaves if any of William GOLSBY and report.


1804 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

Notes: Although no COMBS names were found, Samuel COMBS did marry Jane Hash on 15 Oct. 1804.


15 Oct 1804 (Green Co., KY Marriage Records) Marriage Bond. Samuel Combs & Jane HASH witnessed by John BARRET. (Green Co., KY Ministers' Returns & miscellaneous marriage records, LDS microfilm, Combs Researcher Greg Graham). Note: According to Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, provided by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian at Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, the bondsmen were Samuel Combs & James HASH.

Notes: Following the death (year unknown) of Rachel GRAHAM, Samuel Combs' 1st wife, he married Jane HASH, who was the daughter of Thomas & Jane STURGILL Hash, and double-first cousin of Alvin HASH (son of John & Dosha STURGILL Hash), who was born 18 Mar 1800, Greene Co., KY, later resided Warren Co, TN where he married abt 1821 to Easter DRAKE, daughter of Jacob & Mary NOLAN Drake whose family later removed to Madison Co, AR where children intermarried with children of Martin & Sarah Combs Johnson of Hawkins, Jackson & Warren Counties, TN and Madison Co., AR. Alvin & Easter DRAKE Hash later removed to Sangamon Co., IL, thence to Washington Co., AR (adj. to & the parent county of most of Madison Co, Arkansas). Samuel & Jane HASH Combs also later resided in Sangamon Co., IL, and Samuel Combs died in Menard, Randolph Co, IL in 1842 (born 1 Aug 1772, died 5 Feb 1842 according to undocumented notes - seeking source!). Brothers John HASH, Jr. & Thomas HASH were the sons of John & Rebecca ANDERSON Hash, Sr. who married 13 Feb 1756, Orange Co, VA per Researcher Richard O. Johnson. (See below for additional re HASH family and Samuel Combs). Note also that Dolly (widow of Bennett Combs of Pendleton SC) resided in Warren & Butler Counties, KY, then Fulton, Gibson and Sangamon Counties, IL where she died in 1838. In none of these instances is it known as yet if a relationship between these various Combs. Who was John BARRETT?


1805 Tax List Book #1 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

SE Note: Both Samuel Combs and Thomas Hash have 150 acres each on Pitman Creek, land entered in the name of S. Squires.


25 Sep 1805 Green Co., KY Marriage Index. Solomon DESPAIN & Levicey GRAYHAM (Marriage CD) Also note that a Solomon DESPAIN (not known if same) also married 04 Jul 1807, Green Co., KY, Nancy BELL (ibid.)


1806 Tax List Tax List Book #1 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

SE Notes: This tax entry is the first found for Mason STACY and proves he was born by 1785. He was married to Charlotte CURTIS [CARTER] per Green Co., Ky. Marriage Index Record in 1809 (see below) and was listed as Meshack. Also note that this is the first time Samuel Combs is taxed for land on Pitman Creek; in 1810 the amount of land taxed was 100 acres.


28 July 1806 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (COMB4:102). Ordered that H. Shofner be appointed overseer of the road from the forks of the road by Thompson to Hartwell Martins and the following boundary as allotted him to wit: John Brown [sp?], John Eaton, James Hash, Saml Combs, Ratliff Tompson [sic], Iasham Woods, ??cy Stacy, John Jackson, and David Shofner and all their tithes be allotted him to keep the same in repair.

SE Notes: Ratliff Thompson is the son of Archibald THOMPSON Senior whose journal states he, Archibald, came to Green Co. in 1796. There are entries in his journal about Rachel WOOD, daughter of Ison WOOD and Roseanny THOMPSON. Perhaps Ison WOOD and Iasham aka Isham WOODS are the same.


1807 Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

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1808 Tax List by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

Also:


24 Oct. 1808 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COMB4:186): On the motion of Saml COMBS it is ordered that Elias BARBEE James COWHERD and John CHANDLER be appointed commissioners to attend to taking Deposition to the establishment and perpetuating the c'all of an entry in the name of Saml SQUIRES containing 300a in Green Co. agreeable to a notice as appears in the Palladium.

SE Note: The above entry regarding 300a likely refers to the entries for Thos. HASH and Saml. COMBS in the 1807 tax list.


1809 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)

Notes: No KY Land Grant found for Samuel for this land. How did he acquire it? The first time Samuel was taxed for the land was in 1806; in 1810 when reduced to 100 acres. William is also later recorded on Pitman Creek. Who else was on Pitman?

1809 Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

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10 Jan 1809 Green Co., KY Marriage Index. Meshack STACY and Charlotte CARTER (Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Notes: A Marriage CD indexes Charlotte as CURTIS. Meshack STACY, son of John STACY I, appears on 1830 and 1840 Hickman Co., KY census, but by 1850 are in Coahama Co., MS where Meshack is listed as Mason Combs (Mason a.k.a. Meshack as a given name has also been noted amongst both Combs and Stacys of Russell Co., VA).


5 Apr 1809 - 4 Dec 1810 (Green KY Wills, page 56) Written 5 Apr 1809 - Probated 4 Dec 1810. Will of Henry SKAGGS. My grandson, John son of James SKAGGS; My sons: David and James; My Daughter Sarah; To Sylvia ROARK and Stephen SKAGGS; My Children: Solomon, Lucy STACY, and Rachel RAY, Nancy D. SPANE, and Polly Combs. Exe?: James my son and Eliaz BARBEE, Larkin DURROTZ/DURRETZ, James RAFITY [RAFFERTY?], and William BARBEE. (Combs-STACY Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Notes: According to the book, Historical Madison Co., Missouri, Henry SKAGGS was born in 1725; his daughter, Nancy having married Peter DESPAIN [sic] in 1781* in Nelson Co., KY, consent by Henry SKAGGS, witnesseses her brothers, James and Solomon SKAGGS. Polly SKAGGS Combs' husband was William Combs. (See 1915 Court Case below). Lucy SKAGGS married John STACY 9 May1782 Montgomery Co, VA and is found on the 1800 Green Co., KY Tax List (above) and the 1810 Hardin Co., KY Census. Also of interest is Sylvia (SKAGGS?) Roark and the question as to whether she may have been kin to RW Michael & Leticia GRIGSBY Roark of Hawkins Co., TN whose daughter, Sally, married Elijah Combs, Sr., son of John & Nancy Combs, Sr. Could Polly SKAGGS Combs have been the mother of Richard Fielding Combs? (See Below)


1810 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham who adds that 1811 was illegible)

1810 Green Co., Ky. Tax List (Good Copy) Tax List Abstracted transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

SE Notes: 1810 is the same year that Mathew WALTON and wife Francis of Washington Co., Ky. sold their land to William COMBS of Casey Co., Ky. Furthermore, the STACYS have moved. Coincidentally, this is the same timeframe in which Henry SKAGGS Senior died (will written 5 Apr. 1808 and probated 4 Dec. 1810). Is there a significance between these two occurrences.

Also:


1810 US Census, Green Co., KY

SKAGGS, Henry Page 25: 00001-10101-08
Saml COMBS p. 251 2 males <10 2 female <0 2 males 26-45 1 female 10-16 1 female 16-26
Combs, William: Page 253 30001-12110-00
CRABTREE, Thomas
Page 254
SKAGGS, Henry: 3001-01101-00
WARREN, William: 32201-11001-00

Note: William Combs' Record was transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser; remainder from 1810 Census CD; ergo, unreliable source; Samuel Combs transcribed by Sue Elfving)


23 July 1810 Green Co., Ky. road order (Extracted from Green Co., Ky. Court Order Minute Book 5, p. 61 (FHC Microfilm #0822422 Green County Kentucky Court Order Books Vol. 1 (2)-7 1794-1825 by Sue Elving)

Court ordered James SKAGGS be appointed overseer of the road from Sandlick Branch to Pitmans Creek on Sidebottom's Road and the hands in the following bounds be allotted herein to wit: Beginning at Sandlick - thence up Sandlick to the head then to SHOFNERS Br., then to Pitmans Creek, then to the beginning. Excepted: Scott D. SPAIN, Jas PHILPOT, Drury THOMPSON, Ratlif THOMPSON, Wm RIDGE, Josiah BASS and Tiry BASS.

SE Note: This reference to Wm Ridge is the only one I found in Green Co. court records. GB Notes: Ratlif Thompson (wife Catherine Crumpton) was a son of Archibald Thompson and Mary Elswick of Montgomery Co., VA, previously of Pittsylvania Co., VA. Their brother, David Thompson, married Nancy Cody, daughter of William Cody and Sinai Stacy. William Cody and his brother-in-laws, Mason Combs, William Combs, &c. were the Tories from Surry Co., NC along with William Ridge (dec'd 1780 Battle of Hanging Rock), h/o Winnifred Combs, Byram Stacy, Nicholas Combs, John Combs, Godfrey Cody & Thomas Cody.


1811 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

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18 Mar 1811 (Green Co., KY Marriage Records) Marriage Bond. Elizabeth Combs & Wm. CRABTREE. Bondsmen: Wm CRABTREE & Wm. Combs (Green Co KY Marriages, 1793-1836, provided by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian at Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala)

Notes: Elizabeth appears to have been the daughter, born 1785-1794, in 1810 Census HH of William Combs(?)


25 March 1811 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB5:96): Court ordered that Drury THOMPSON, Thomas HASH, Saml COMBS and Isham WOODS or any three appraise the estate and slaves if any of David PREECE Deceased and report.


03 Oct 1811 Barren Co., KY Deeds Vol C, 1808-1813 FHL 209,720 (original handwritten deedbook) p. 182, extracted by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets) Dated 3 Oct 1811, Samuel Combs and Jane his wife of Green Co., KY to James GATEWOOD of Clarke Co., KY in consideration of three hundred thirty three dollars and thirty three and one third cents, tr situated in Barren County on waters of South Fork of Beaver Creek, originally patented to said Samuel Combs on 15th day of Jul 1807 bounded by John SAUNDERS Corner on a supposed line of ARMSTED.....recorded 21 Oct 1811. Witnesses: William DOUGLASS, Haiden TRIGG Jr., William TRIGG, Gabriel P. GATEWOOD, Solomon D. SPAIN [cls: last name could be SPANN].

Notes: See Green Co., KY marriage bond of Samuel Combs to Jane HASH dated 15 Oct 1804. See Barren Co., KY land grant in 1799 for 200 acres on South Fork of Beaver Creek for Samuel. Did Samuel ever live in, and/or was he kin to the Combs of Barren Co., KY? See also Jessamine Co., KY marriage of Jonah Combs to Catherine GATEWOOD; and see Jonah Combs in records of Barren Co., KY also. See also DESPAIN-SKAGGS of 1810. Jonah was the son of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs of Loudoun Co, VA and Nelson Co., KY (William F. Coombes Manuscript). Was Samuel of Green kin to the Loudoun Co, VA Combs?


1812 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)

1812 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

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1812 Hiram DESPAIN married Nancy Ann UNDERWOOD, daughter of William UNDERWOOD. (HISTORICAL MADISON CO., MO) Marriage Index shows 2 Oct 1812 marriage date of Hiram to Anny [sic].

Notes: Hiram DeSPAIN was the son of Peter & Nancy SKAGGS Despain. (See Above). Was William kin to Chichester/Jettester (next)?


19 Jun 1813 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)

1813 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834
Capt. Compton's Co.

SE Note: Archibald THOMPSON'S journal entries reference Cumpton aka Compton.

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20 Jan 1813 (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, provided by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian at Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala): Jettester UNDERWOOD & Sally Combs. Bondsmen: Jettester UNDERWOOD & Will CRABTREE.

Notes: The above is a "mystery" marriage. It was not among the films reviewed by Greg Graham of the original loose pages of ministers' returns and bonds. One question has been as to whether the above Jettester UNDERWOOD was actually "Chichester" UNDERWOOD who married in 1827 (See below) Polly Combs, widow of an unidentified Combs or possible daughter of William Combs. Was Polly the second Combs' wife of Chichester UNDERWOOD, or is one record in error? Also Note that William CRABTREE was the husband of Elizabeth Combs (married 1811); thus Sally probable(?) daughter of William Combs, Sr.? William's 1810 census shows two daughters born before 1800.


1814, 1815, & 1816 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)

1814 transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834
Capt. Compton's Co.


4 Mar. 1814 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:130): Samuel COMBS pltf vs Daniel WILLIAMS }

On petition and Sumr(s) [Summons?]. Also heard Samuel COMBS pltf agst KEITLEY & COWHERD} On petition and Sumr(s).


27 June 1814 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB6:13): On motion of the administratrix, John THURMAN, Scott D. SPAIN, Samuel COMBS and Drury THOMPSON or any three to appraise estate of Daniel Noe decd. and report.


22 Aug. 1814 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:38): Samuel COMBS and Abel HARDIN sat on the Circuit Court Grand Jury.


23 Aug. 1814 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:45): The Grand jury sworn on yesterday met agreeable to adjournment except Samuel COMBS and Aaron DAWSON and retired to their room and after some time returned into court and found presentments against David ALLEN, Henry SAUNDERS, and John WHITLOCK for retailing spiritous liquors with licenses.


3 Sep. 1814 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:92): Phillip HASH allowed 9.00 by the court.


1815 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834 FHC Microfilm #0008004

4th Capt. SHORT Co.

Also:

8th Capt. Richd COMPTONS Co.

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SE Note: The above Chester must be the same who married Sally COMBS on 20 Jan. 1813 in Green Co. See above records.


22 May 1815 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:141): John SLINKER sat on the Grand Jury


23 May 1815 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:149) William RICHESON pltf agst Henry [or Harvey?] GATEWOOD} On an appeal.


29 Aug. 1815 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:195) Rebeckah SKAGGS Complainant agst Jeremiah SKAGGS Deft} in Chancery. Leave is granted defendant to file his answer.


June 1815 Green Co., KY Circuit Court Case #5389 (Provided by Barbara Wright to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala)

Green Circuit and County and Commonwealth of Kentucky to the honorable ___ Judges in chancery sitting Your orator Peter D. SPAIN and his wife Nancy D. SPAIN and Reubin ROARK and Silvy ROARK his wife and William Combs and Mary Combs his wife and Thomas RAY and Rachael RAY his wife humbly complaining showeth to your honors that Henry SKAGGS departed this life leaving your Orators heirs to part of his estate and that the deceased intended by a will to have devised his estate in such a manner as it might be well understood and for that purpose appointed Elias BARBEE and James SKAGGS in said will to be his Executors and to act for the benefit of all the legatees named in said will but said will either being so uninteligible as that said Executor could not act properly on said will or otherwise they have so mistaken said will so as to do great injustice to your Orators and have acted contrary to the last will and wish of the tastator and your Orators veryly believes that the will is so vague and uncertain that it cannot be acted upon so as to do justice to the parties according to the true intent and meaning of the testator which will and the inventory and appraisment of said Estate your Orators prays may be taken and read as a part of this bill and that the said Executors Elias BARBEE and James SKAGGS may be made Defendants to this bill and that your honors <and tax what off the esteat is in there hands or what have with compli__ part of Estea_> may by a decree of your honorable Court make nul and void said will or otherwise if your honors should be of opinion that the said will can be understood so as to be acted upon your orators prays your honors to compell the said Defendants to do justice according to the true intent and meaning of the Deceased and compell the different legatees to act according to the justice of the case, to wit, David SKAGGS, Solomon SKAGGS, Stephen SKAGGS, John STACY and Lucy STACY his wife all of whom your Orators prays may be made defendants to this bill and your Orators farther states that Mary SKAGGS the wife of the deceased was left in possession of all the estate real and personal and has so waisted the estate for want of proper care and through neglect so as to deprive your orators from the benefit of their part of the estate when the said (Nancy is crossed out) Mary SKAGGS who is also made defendant hereunto was left in full possession of one tract of land the rents of which would have more than doubly supported her and also one valuable negro fellow named bob whose labour alone with good management would have supported her and one other negro man named Ned whose labour was entirely sufficient to have supported her and your orators farther states that the Deceased was none indebted and left sveral other negroes sufficient to support her and her daughter Sally SKAGGS who is also made defendant hereunto all of which land and Negroes are now and have been in the possession and in the use of said defendant (Nancy is crossed out) Mary SKAGGS and if the will is not revoked the land to remain hers during her life and then to descend to John SKAGGS son of James SKAGGS which John SKAGGS is also made Defendant hereunto. And your orators would farther state that if the will is not made nul and void that they were and are entitled to a large share of the property of the Deceased as will appear from the will and Inventory and the right of the increase of one Negro woman which at present is three negroes all of which goods have been sold at publick sale and otherwise made way with except the three Negroes mentioned as the increase and they have in no accounted to your Orators for any part of the estate when it was the wish and desire of the testator that the said defendant (Nancy is crossed out) Mary his wife should be freely and honourably supported and that proper care shold be taken by the Executors and the defendant (Nancy is crossed out) Mary and that after her support the balance should be for your orators and that nothing should go to waste, but your orators state that there is a total neglect and in the defendant Mary SKAGGS want of care which is much to the Damages of your orators. All which actings and Doings are contrary to equity and good conscience and tend greatly to injure your orators in tender consideration whereof and as your orators are with out remedy at commonlaw and only relievable at equity before your honors where frauds are detected and hardships relieved against may it please your honors the premis considered to grant the Commonwealths writ of subpoena ad responendum by which the defendants may be compelled on their corporal oaths true and perfect answers to make to all and singular the premises as perfectly and as fully as if they were again repeated and interogated and that the Honourable Court may appoint Commissioners to adjust and settle the said So as your honors may say what is our part estate of said estate and that by a final Decree of the Honourable Court they may make nul and void the said will as being too vague to be understood so as to do justice or otherwise Decree to your Orators such part of the estate as to them does justly belong and staying the defendant Mary SKAGGS from grant an injunction all waste when proper profe is maid by your orator of said estate in further granting to the defendant Mary SKAGGS the wife of the deceased a full and honourable support out of the estate and such other and farther relief as to equity doth belong and your orators as in duty bound shall ever pray.
John EMERSON
attorney for Complainants


1816 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

Capt. Geo. Whitlock's Co.


23 Jan. 1816 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB6:158): Court ordered that James COWHERD Samuel COMBS John THURMAN and Drury TOMPSON or any three to appraise the estate of Sarah SKAGGS. Thomas RAY appointed guardian to Mahala and Selah SKAGGS. Security provided by Elias BARBEE and James SKAGGS for $800.


7 Mar 1816 Green Co., KY Marriages. CHAPMAN, Ann R. married EDWARDS, Cuthbert (Marriage CD)

Notes: Was Cuthbert EDWARDS possibly the same who was son of William and Elizabeth Combs Edwards of Clark Co., KY?


31 Aug. 1816 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:387) John JACKSON assgne of William B. HENDERSON Pltf agst Semion COWHERD} On an appeal. This day came the parties aforesaid by their attorneys and on a motion of the Plaintiff's attorney.that since the bringing of the suit John JACKSON the plaintiff in this suit has departed this life.suit be revived in the name of William YOUNG and Hudson MARTIN, the admr. of the goods, chattles, & credits of said JACKSON decd. Continued.

SE Note: This John JACKSON might be the husband of Winny STACY. The first mention that John Jackson was deceased came on 28 Aug. 1816 (p. 373) but no mention on 31 May 1816 (p. 344).


2 Sep. 1816 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB4:402) Mathew WALTON agst Jonathan COWHERD} In Chancery.continued.

SE Note: This Mathew WALTON is the same as the Mathew WALTON and wife Francis of Washington Co., Ky. who sold land in 1810 to a William COMBS of Casey Co., Ky. I included this entry only because Mathew sold land to William COMBS. No record has been found to suggest that Mathew WALTON and William COMBS were related.


23 Sep. 1816 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB6:199): Sally HASH appointed administratrix of James HASH Decd.she entered into bond with Samuel COMBS her security in the amount of $1000. Elias BARBEE, William SIMPSON, James SKAGGS and Richd CUMPTON appointed to appraise.


03 Oct 1816 (Green Co., KY Records) Sally HASH filed the inventory of James HASH, deceased. (Abstracted by Gregory Graham)

Notes: See Samuel & Jane HASH Combs above and see also below.


1817 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834


27 April 1817 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB6:335): Samuel COMBS came into Court and by his motion setting forth that he was the Security of Sally HASH as administratrix of the Estate of her deceased husband and setting forth that he is in danger of being injured on account of the securityship Whereupon it is ordered that a Summon Issue against the said Sally HASH to appear here at the next court and give counter security to said COMBS or render up the Estate of James HASH decd into his hands according to law.


1818 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834


22 June 1818 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from: (GC-COB6:353): On motion of Sally HASH administratrix of James HASH decd. being summoned to appear here on this day and give counter security to the court to endemnify Saml COMBS her Security this day appeared and entered into bond with Alexander SCOTT Jnr her husband and Alexander SCOTT Senr conditioned to indemnify said Samuel COMBS.

SE Note: The above entry identifies the husband of Sally Hash, widow of James Hash, as Alexander SCOTT.


27 July 1818 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB6:389): Samuel COMBS is appointed Constable in Green Co. and had the proper oath administered to him and executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $1000.Security with John SMITH and John WATKINS.


24 Nov. 1818 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB6:389): Ordered that Samuel COMBS be allowed $5 as per account filed which is ordered to be certified to the auditor.


1819 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

1819 through 1822 (1821 illegible) Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)

Notes: The fact that both William & Samuel Combs held property on Pitman Creek would tend to imply a relationship, but was this the same William Combs as in earlier tax records? When and how did William come to acquire his land?


22 March 1819 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from: (GC-COB6:412): On the motion of Elias BARBEE it is ordered that James DURHAM, Thornton BUCKNER, Joseph WATKINS, and Samuel COMBS to be appointed commissioners to assign allott.to the widow of Nathal POOR decd her Dower in her husband's estate and that they settle the account.


22 March 1819 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB6:413): Samuel COMBS came to court and resigned his office as Constable


1820 (Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1820)
Page 055
John D. SPAIN
Page 056
Johnson GRAHAM
Anderson JETER
James D. SPAIN
P. 057
Frederick SLINKER
P. 058
Jabis JARVIS
Peter D. SPAIN [married 1791 Nelson KY, Nancy SKAGGS]
Page 071
Willis SIMSON
P. 073
William SYMPSON
P. 077
Hiram SPAIN [married 1812, Green, Anny UNDERWOOD]
James SPAIN
William SPAIN
Caleb UNDERWOOD
Chester UNDERWOOD [married 1813, Green, Sally Combs]
Hesekiah UNDERWOOD
Hiram UNDERWOOD
James UNDERWOOD
William UNDERWOOD
William UNDERWOOD Jr.
Page 078
William Combs (see below)
Eaton NANCE
James NANCE
Washington NANCE
John STACY
P. 079
Washington NANCE [sic]
John PERKINS
Peter PERKINS
John PRIACE [PRICE?]
Margaret SKIGGS
Richard SKIGGS
Solomon SPAIN

Notes: See also one Anderson JETER on p. 172 of 1810 Lunenburg Co VA census, as well as JETER Families under 1822 below. Where is Samuel Combs? See also Combs-Nance of Wilkes Co, NC.

1820 Green Co., KY Census (extracted by Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala)
P. 78: William Combs
4 free males under 10; 2 free males 10 - 16; 1 free male 16 - 18; 2 free males 18 - 26; 1 free male 45 and over [William, b pre 1775]; 4 free females under 10; 2 free females 10 - 16; 1 free female 16 - 26; 1 free female 26 - 45; 1 free female 45 and over; 3 persons in agriculture.


1820 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834 FHC Microfilm #0008004


27 March 1820 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from: (GC-COB6:475-76): Court ordered that Drury THOMPSON be appointed overseer of the Bardstown road from George WINLOCKS to Hartwell & Martins on said road and that the following hands be allotted him to wit: John MITCHELL and John BASS Peter ELMORE Anthony THOMPSON Scott D.SPAIN Henry SHOFNER M TUCKER Thos HASH, Wm COMBS, James NANCE, William CRABTREE, Thos WREN, James GOLSBY Junr, Jacob ____, A H SCOTT, to cut and clear the same.

SE Notes: This road order puts Wm Combs in the same community with Thos. HASH whose daughter Jane was the wife of Samuel Combs.


1821 Green Co., Ky. Tax List Unreadable Abstracted by Philo Lund, transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834 FHC Microfilm #0008004

SE Note: This year is the last year for Samuel to appear on the tax list.


1822 Green Co., Ky. Tax List transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

SE Notes: This tax entry and the 1827 entry are important because they identify the elder William COMBS as the one with the 200a on Pitman & Brush Creek and specifies the land is entered in the name of RICE. Notice the 1831 (see below) sheriff's deed for 213a to William Combs sold as part of an execution against the estate of Jefferson Rice). The extra male over the age of 21 suggest the John Combs who appears in the 1823 tax list for the first time is the son of William.


18 March 1822 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB7:120): Court ordered Elias BARBEE William SIMPSON and John _____ or any two to settle with Alexander Hardin SCOTT the accounts in relation to the dower of the estate of James HASH decd. which was administrated by his widow Sally HASH who intermarried with the said Alexr H. SCOTT and which Sarah SCOTT has since died and report to court.


18 March 1822 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB7:120). Samuel COMBS is appointed guardian to Alfred, Joel, Thomas, Nancy, James, and Sally HASH infant children of James HASH decd. and entered into bond with James C. SYMPSON and Jas GOLSBY for $600.


18 March 1822 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB7:121). Court ordered the Clerk of Green Co. to bind John GRAYHAM aged about 14 to William UNDERWOOD till he is 21 to learn the art of farming.


30 Mar 1822 (Green Co., KY Records, Vol 3, pp 77-80. (Abstracted by Gregory Graham) Settlement of the Estate of James HASH, Deceased was filed by Sally J????? (late Sally HASH). The settlement also contained references to a Phillip HASH who paid some taxes on behalf of James and a receipt to "Thomas HASH by Lady the balance of his Iou James HASH".

GG Notes: Due to the quality of the handwriting and poor quality of the film records, Sally's name is illegible, but appears to be JESTO; however, the last letter that looks like an O is very similar to the R that ends other names in the same records. In this settlement it refers to 6 "orphans" and a payment of $256 is approved for the "keeping 6 orphans of James HASH." The payment is to a person whose name appears to be Alexander JESTO. I looked at the deed index for the first 40 years of Green Co and could find no names that matched this person. The closest were Anderson JETER (See Above) and Robert JARBOE. JETER would be more likely because the illegible JESTO definitely had a crossed T. See also the Jeter Family. Relationship of James HASH to Jane HASH Combs not yet determined.


1823 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham who adds that 1824 through 1826 have no records)

Notes: Does this first appearance of John Combs presume a birth year of ca 1802? If so, was he possibly a son of Samuel & Rachel GRAHAM Combs who married in Green Co., KY in 1801? Or was he the son of William? Also note that Fielding Richard Combs, son of Unknown & Polly UNKNOWN Combs (Underwood), was born in 1823 in Green Co., KY, yet neither the above William or John appear to have been his father (both still alive in 1827 when his mother remarried to Chichester UNDERWOOD - See below)

1823 Green Co., Ky. Tax List. transcribed by Sue Elfving from Green County, Ky. Tax Lists 1795-1797, 1799-1823, 1827-1830, 1834

SE Notes: If John Combs was the extra tithe (over age 21) in William's 1822 hh, then his date of birth would have been 1799-1801. This John Stacy is likely the one defined as a "poor" person in 1824 court records (see below).


1823 Mercer Co., Ky. Tax Lists, 1813, 1815-1831 Submitted and Abstracted by Sue Elfving from microfilm of original lists. FHC Film # 0008150

NOTE: George Combs was taxed in Lincoln Co., KY numerous years.


21 April 1823 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB7:217). Court ordered Jeter ANDERSON be appointed overseer of Bardstown road from George WINLOCKS to Standwell Martins and that the hands of Robert MITCHELL, John HUDSON, Peter UNDERWOODS, William BELL, William DOBSON, Wm COMBS, Wm PHILLIPS, Henry SHOFFNER, Henry SYMPSON, Richard SKAGGS and all persons age 16 residing in said bounds to be allotted to the overseer.


1824-1826 NO TAX BOOKS for Green Co., KY


19 July 1824 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB7:328): Wm UNDERWOOD appointed to the case of John STACY a poor person and that he provide him with the necessities of life laying of the next county levy.


20 Sep. 1824 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB7:341): Court ordered David ROBERTS be required to take charge of support John STACY a poor infirm person until next court, the said Roberts relying upon the court of claims to remuneration him for same.

SE Note: This David Roberts may be the same who is bondsman for the 16 June 1825 marriage between William Combs [likely Jr.] and Margaret Roberts.


13 Sep 1824 (Green Co., Ky Deed Book 11, pg 343 Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham) Deed from Elias & Elizabeth BARBER of Green Co. KY to Samuel Combs of Green Co., KY; consideration $500; 144 acres being a part of 1000 acre survey patented by Elias Barber; on Pitman Creek; point of beginning was in the road by the Township meeting hall and the line at one point runs along Meeting House Spring Branch; property adjoins SKAGGS (not first name) line; both Elias and Elizabeth signed the deed-no marks.

13 Sep 1824 (Green Co., Ky Deed Book 11, pg 393 transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham) Deed from Samuel and Jane Combs of Green Co. KY to John THURMAN of Green Co. KY; consideration $886; 144 acres (GG: same description as purchased from BARBERs on same date). Samuel signed the deed, Jane signed by mark +.


18 Oct. 1824 Transcribed by Sue Elfving from (GC-COB7:352): Ezeriah UNDERWOOD for keeping J. STACY until 18 Oct. 1824 for the amount of $25.

SE Note: The above Ezeriah Underwood may be the same as Zeriah Underwood, who with William sold land to Chichester Underwood in 1825.


16 Jun 1825 (Green Co., KY Marriage Bonds) William Combs & Margaret ROBERTS. Bondsmen: Wm. Combs & David ROBERTS. Consent, 16 Jun 1825. Jesse ROBERTS, Father. Wit David ROBERTS (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).


September 26, 1825 (Green Co., KY Deed Book 12, pg 14 Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham) Deed from William and Zeriah UNDERWOOD of Green Co. KY to Chichester UNDERWOOD of Green Co. KY; consideration $300; 92 acres, 9 poles, and barn; Little Brush Creek near Abbot's Ford or Fork; William and Zeriah signed by mark. Anderson JETER was a witness.


1827 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)


31 Mar 1827 (Green Co., KY Inventories) Inventory of James UNDERWOOD, dated March 31, 1827, filed by Hiram UNDERWOOD, the administrator of the estate. (Abstracted by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)


06 Apr 1827 (Green Co., KY Marriages, B6) Polly Combs & Chichester UNDERWOOD. Bond 06 Apr 1827. Bondsmen: Chichester UNDERWOOD & Hiram DeSPAIN. (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).

GG Notes: Polly UNKNOWN (Combs) (Underwood) was the widow of Unknown Combs, and mother of Fielding Richard Combs, born 1823, Green Co., KY who filed for a pension as a veteran of the Civil War in MO. (See Also earlier Fielding Richard Combs of Georgetown SC in 1790. Significant?). This family later removed to Madison Co., MO. See also 1823 above, and the Bible Record of Margaret Adelia Combs Graham.

SE Notes: Polly and her husband Chilester UNDERWOOD were enumerated next to Siotha [Combs] REEVES, d/o of William Combs and the widow of Thornsberry REEVES, in the 1840 Madison Co, MO census. Apparently the two families migrated together to Missouri. No record have been located to indicate Polly was a widow of a Combs.


20 Dec 1827 (Green Co., KY Marriage Records) Minister's return for the marriage of John Combs to Susanna JONES by minister Clark BLEVINS. (Green Co., KY Ministers' Returns & miscellaneous marriage records, LDS microfilm, Combs Researcher Greg Graham).

20 Dec 1827 (Green Co., KY Marriages, B 79) John Combs & Susan Susannah JONES. Bondsmen John Combs & John T. SKAGGS. Consent bride. Witness: John SKAGGS. (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).

Notes: The presence of John Combs (probable son of William Combs, Sr.) with John T. SKAGGS implies that he was of the same family as that of Polly SKAGGS Combs. Is this the same John Combs who first appeared on tax lists in 1823? John's widow Susan JONES Combs WHITNEY and her 5 Combs children were in Holt Co, MO by 1850. Their children were named William, John J, James, Melissa, and Silas C Combs. DNA tests show this line matches the genetic profile for Archdale Combs of Stafford and Old Rappahannock Cos, VA.


1828 Green Co., KY Tax Lists

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham who notes that William, Combs, Sr, and Solomon were both missing but that legibility of list was bad).)


21 Aug 1828 (Green Co., KY Marriages) Sophia Combs & Thornsberry REVES (RIVES) . Bond 21 Aug 1828. Bondsmen: Thornsberry REVES & Solomen Combs. Consent, 21 Aug 1828, Wm Combs. Wit: Solomon Combs (Solomon was spelled two ways in this entry.) (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).

Notes: Combs Researcher Greg Graham adds that Vol. 1 of Cemeteries of Madison Co., Missouri, includes several individuals described as children of Thornsberry REEVES and Siotha [sic] Combs. If so, her name may have actually been Sitha, and possibly further evidence of a connection to the William and Seth (Sitha) STACY Combs family (See more re the female given name, Seth, in the Combs family).

SE Notes: Siotha Combs, s/o of William Combs and Mary SKAGGS. Her husband died c1835 and she remarried Elisha SPIVY/SPIVA in 1849 in Madison Co, Mo. The 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records show her name was Siotha/Syotha and not Sophia. Obviously, the spelling of her name has caused confusion amongst various record keepers.


24 Nov 1828 (Green Co., KY Marriages, B 93) Solomon Combs & Anna SCOTT. Bond, 24 Nov 1828. Bondsmen: Solomon Combs & Price SCOTT. Consent [?]. Married 24 Nov 1828, Charles BLEVINS. Wits: James SCOTT and others. (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).


02 Dec 1828 (Green Co., KY Marriages, B152) Elizabeth Combs & Frederick SLINKER.. Bondsmen: Frederick SLINKER & Wm. GRAHAM. Consent: Elizabeth Combs. Married 03 Dec 1828 by Johnson GRAHAM. (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).

Notes: Who was Elizabeth Combs who gave consent? Or was she the bride and already of age? (See what appears to be this couple on the 1850 Sangamon Co, IL census, Elizabeth, b ca 1805.) Does the presence of William & Johnson GRAHAM, the latter brother of Rachel GRAHAM Combs, imply the possibility that the above Elizabeth Combs Slinker might have been a daughter of Samuel & Rachel GRAHAM Combs? See also Frederick SLINKER of Montgomery Co, VA.


1829 Green Co., KY Tax Lists (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)

Notes: John Combs missing. Thomas Combs is new, yet missing (as is Samuel) from the 1830 census. Thomas and Samuel may be the same found in 1830 in Sangamon Co, IL - along with a Jonah, Jesse, Elliot and others (again, naming patterns that seem closer to those of the family of Samuel Combs of Loudoun Co, VA?). William Combs, Jr. was in Jackson Co, MO by 1837, and possibly the same who was on the 1830 Jackson Co, MO census.


1829 (Green Co., KY Estate Accts Abstracted by Combs Researcher Greg Graham) Settlement of the estate of James UNDERWOOD dated 1829 and filed by Hiram UNDERWOOD. The settlement lists disbursements to Chichester UNDERWOOD ($48.09), William BARNETT ($27.37 & 1/2), Andrew UNDERWOOD ($5.84), John UNDERWOOD (50 & 1/2 cents), William SIMPSON ($1.00), Henry WARREN (not sure about this name, it was almost illegible) ($1.00), Drury THOMPSON ($1.00), Anderson JETER ($3.00), J.C. SIMPSON ($2.50), Rebecca YOUNG (37 cents), and Hiram UNDERWOOD ($8.00 & $15.00 designated "apt"). Other than Hiram UNDERWOOD all payments were designated "recpt".


1830 US Census Index, Green Co., KY (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala who adds: The film was of very poor quality, scratched and faded to the point of being totally illegible in certain areas)

p. 14 Combs, Solomon
1 male under 5 [James, b 1825-1830?]; 1 male 20 - 30 [Solomon, b 1800-1810]; 1 female 15 - 20 [unidentified, b 1810-1815]; 1 female 20 - 30 [Ann SCOTT, b 1800-1810]

Notes: Solomon Combs, born c 1805, married 1828, Green Co., KY, Ann SCOTT, b c 1808. James Combs, b c 1830 (1850 Taylor Co., KY census).

p. 15 UNDERWOOD, Hiram
7 [sic] males under 5; 1 male 5 - 10; 2 males 10 - 15; 2 males 15 - 20; 1 male 20 - 30; 1 male 40 - 50; 1 female 5 - 10; 1 female 10 - 15; 1 female 30 - 40

UNDERWOOD, John
1 male under 5; 1 male 10 - 15; 1 male 20 - 30; 1 female under 5; 1 female 20 - 30

p. 18 UNDERWOOD, Caleb
1 male 5 - 10; 1 male 10 - 15; 1 male 15 - 20; 1 male 50 - 60; 1 female under 5; 1 female 5 - 10; 1 female 10 - 15; 2 females 15 - 20 ; 1 female 30 - 40

p. 19 SKAGGS, R______
2 males under 5; 1 male 20 - 30; 1 female 5 - 10; 1 female 20 - 30

CRABTREE, Will
2 males under 5; 2 males 5 - 10; 1 male 10 - 15; [kg: no other males appeared on this faded copy]; 1 female under 5; 2 females 5 - 10; 1 female 10 - 15; 1 female 30 - 40 [Elizabeth Combs, b 1790-1800]

Notes: William CRABTREE married 1811, Green Co., KY, Elizabeth Combs, who was born 1785-1794 per earlier records, thus adj. birth year range would be 1790-1794. By 1833(?), he has joined William Combs, Jr. in Jackson Co., MO.

Combs, Will
1 male 15 - 20 [b 1810-1815]; 1 male 30 - 40 [b 1790-1800]; 1 male 60 - 70 [William b 1760-1770]; 1 female 10 - 15 [b 1815-1820]; 1 female 15 - 20 [b 1810-1815]; 1 female 50 - 60 [Polly SKAGGS???? b 1770-1780]

Notes: William Combs, Sr. was born pre-1765 per 1810 census, thus adjusted birth year range is 1760-1765. Wife (Polly?) born 1765-1774 (per 1810 and 1820 adj.), thus adj. birth year range is 1770-1774. The Archibald THOMPSON Diary states Mary SKAGGS, d/o of Henery SKAGGS was born 19 Dec 1771. There appears to be a second family in this household; however, this is not William & Margaret ROBERTS Combs, Jr. (Jr. b 1804, his wife, Margaret ROBERTS born 1806, and daughter, Lucinda, born 1827, per Atchison Co., MO cemetery records, plus probably in Jackson Co., MO in 1830) Either the female, born 1815, 1820, or the female born 1810-1815, may have been Parthena (see 1831 below), whose birth range had been adjusted to 1810-1817 (based on 1820 census and min. age of 14 when married). Parthena Combs REEVES was born c1811 per her 1850 census and 1859 DC. This still leaves an extra male (born 1790-1800) and an extra female (born 1810-1820) in the HH. Could they be Thornsberry and Siotha (Sitha?) Combs Reeves (not found in 1830)?

Combs, John
2 males under 5 [b 1825-1830]; 1 male 20 - 30 [b 1800-1810]; 1 female 20 - 30 [b 1800-1810]

Notes: John, b 1801/2 based on tax lists, married 1827, Green, Susannah JONES who was born ca 1812 per Holt Co., MO census (if same individual). William B. Combs of that census, born ca 1828. Identity of second young male in this HH?

SKAGGS, John
1 male 20 - 30; 1 female 20 - 30

UNDERWOOD, Levi
1 male 20 - 30; 1 male 60 - 70; 1 female 40 - 50; 1 female 70 - 80

DESPAIN, Lewis
1 male under 5; 1 male 15 - 20; 1 female 15 - 20

DESPAIN, J______
1 male 60 - 70; 1 female 15 - 20; 1 female 60 - 70

DESPAIN, John
1 male under 5; 1 male 20 - 30; 1 female under 5; 1 female 20 - 30

DESPAIN, Joseph
2 males under 5; 1 male 5 - 10; 1 male 10 - 15; 1 male 20 - 30; 1 female under 5; 1 female 20 - 30

UNDERWOOD, Chester
2 males 5 - 10; 2 males 10 - 15; 1 male 15 - 20; 1 male 30 - 40 [b 1790-1800]; 2 females 5 - 10; 1 female 30 - 40 [b 1790-1800]

Notes: If Chichester, Chester, Jiddester, etc. was one man and married (1) 1813, Sally Combs; and (2) 1827, Polly Combs, then (a) none of the above are the children of both Chester and Polly since all were born pre-1827; (b) Richard Fielding Combs (son of Polly UNKNOWN Combs), born 1823, was one of the 2 males in 5-10 age bracket; and (c) his mother, Polly, was 27-37 at time of her marriage to Chichester. Also note: A comparison to 1820 census might help to determine if other Combs children were in this household.


22 Jun 1831 (Green Co., KY Marriages) Parthena Combs & Henderson REAVES. Bond 22 June 1831. Bondsmen: Henderson REAVES & Berry REAVES. Consent, 22 Jun 1831, William Combs, Father. Wit: Berry REAVES. (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).

Notes: Parthena, b. c1811, is with her husband Henderson in the 1850 Taylor Co, KY census. She died 11 June 1859 in LaRue Co, KY. Her death record states she was the d/o of William Combs and Mary SKAGGS. Berry REEVES was likely Thornsberry, husband of Sophia Combs (m 1828).


19 Sep 1831 (Green Co., KY Deed Book 14, pg 235 Abstracted by Combs Researcher Greg Graham) Deed from H. SANDERS, Sheriff of Green Co., KY to William Combs of Green Co. KY; 213 acres; sold as a part of an execution against the estate Jefferson RICE and William Combs is referred to as high bidder; Pitman Creek, beginning at the waters of Salt Lick, corners with Sam Combs, Corners with CRUMPTON, LEWIS and Combs, runs to Abbots Fork and shares a line with BEACHFORD or BOCKFORD (illegible).


27 Sep 1831 (Green Co., KY Records) Samuel Combs filed an inventory as the guardian of the infant children of James HASH, Deceased. (Abstracted by Gregory Graham)

17 Oct 1831 (Green Co., KY Records) Samuel Combs was granted a settlement of his accounts and approval of a distribution to Joel HASH. It was noted that there were 6 minor children of James HASH, including Joel HASH. (Abstracted by Gregory Graham)

Notes: See 1804 marriage of Samuel & Jane HASH Combs, and earlier estate records of James HASH.


3 Oct 1831 (Green Co. KY Records) William COMBS gave Elias BARBEE (BARBER?) his Power of Attorney to complete sales to Sig OWENS & John UNDERWOOD; William signed by mark X; witnessed by Joseph DeSPAIN; Proven by DeSPAIN 5-19-1836 & filed 6-28-1836. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)


16 May 1834 (Green Co., KY Marriages) Richard R. COMBS & Julia Ann DERICKSON. Bond 16 May 1834. Bondsmen: Richard R. COMBS & Isaiah DERICKSON. (Green Co., KY Marriages, 1793-1836, Extracted by Ruth Perkins, assistant librarian, Green County Public Library, 1986, to Combs Researcher Karen Gruhala, 1986).

Notes: This may have been Richard R. COMBS, b 1 Apr 1812, Nelson Co., KY, son of Richard & Mary LIVERS Combs of Nelson Co., KY. The 1850 Daviess Co., KY Census lists Richard R. COMBS, born ca 1812, with wife, Julia A., born ca 1812, TN.


16 Nov 1835 (Green Co. KY Records) William COMBS, State of Missouri, by Elias BARBEE, Atty in Fact sold 104 ½ acres, Part of RICE & JAMES Survey, to Signor OWEN for $200. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Greg Graham)


23 Jul 1838 (Green Co., KY Records) Archibald RATLIFF filed a receipt showing that he was the new guardian of the children of James HASH, Deceased and had received the amount of inheritance due to 3 children from Samuel Combs. (Abstracted by Gregory Graham) Note: Marriage CD shows that one Archibald RATLIFF married 6 May 1813, Green Co., KY, Lydia HEDGESPETH. Not known if same.


1840 Green Co., KY Census Index

P. 72: William CRABTREE

Notes: Where is William Combs, Sr.? Deceased? In the household of one of his sons-in-laws? In KY, MO or elsewhere? Head of household in another county? Another state? Or was he deceased by 1840? Estate Records? Land Sales?

1840 Green Co, KY Census

p. 23 Solomon Combs 1m 10-15, 1 m 30-40, 2 f <5, 2f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40
p. 25 Henderson REEVES 1m 20-30, 3f <5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30
(Source: Original census images, Ancestry.com, abs by SE)

Notes: See 1850 Taylor Co, KY census next for these individuals. Taylor was formed from Green in 1848.


1850 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from 1850 KY Census by Sistler & Assoc., Nashville, TN)

pg 149
Alexander SCOTT 60
Mary 57
Marshall 21
Robert 16
Parthena Combs 17

DK Note: Parthena Combs is probably the daughter of Solomon Combs & Ann SCOTT. Solomon and his family are listed on the 1850 Taylor Co., Ky Census and he has a daughter Parthena E. Combs age 15. Is this a double listing for Parthena? Were Alexander and Mary parents of Ann SCOTT?

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