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 of Hardin Co., KY 1840-1859

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Hardin is located in the Pennyrile region of the State. The County seat is at Elizabethtown, KY. The county was established in 1792-3 from Nelson, and in 1799, Breckinridgewas established from Hardin. In 1804, Green gained land from Hardin and in 1810 Grayson was established from Hardin and Ohio.  In 1823-4, Meade was established from Hardin and Breckinridge; and in 1843, Larue was established from Hardin.
See Also The Dr. William Franklin Coombs Manuscript (descendant of Samuel & Mary [WILKES, CHESTNUT?] Combs of Loudoun Co VA andNelson Co KY) as well as the court case of Mary Wilks vs Samuel Coombs 30 Sep 1825 Hardin Co., KY

Index for Hardin Co., KY Records

1840-1859


1840, 1844 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists [CW: haven't copied these years yet]
1840 Hardin Co., Ky. Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)

Thomas Combs 1 male 20-30 - 1 female 15-20
Parmelia COOMS 1 male 20-30 - 1 female 50-60
1 Mar 1840 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk S FHC Film #0388600 p. 456. (extracted by Deb Coombs): Thomas F. Coombs of Hardin is indebted to Archd S. LETCHER in the sum of a $350 mortgage … “and doth grant bargain and mortgage unto the said Archd LETCHER” … “one bay Horse one chestnet sorrel horse, two cows and one calf, two hens, one bureau, one table, one cubbard, one bed and furniture, 4 chars, one two horse plow, two shovel plows two pair of traces and hains?”… “ If COOMBS satisfies debt by 1 Mar 1841 then his above conveyance to be null & void”

NOTE: Thomas F. Coombs was a son of Adin COOMBS; he married Chloe Williams NOTE: See also the William F. Coombs manuscript .
15 May 1840 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk S FHC Film #0388600 p. 523 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Thomas F. COOMBS & Chloe his wife of the County of Hardin sold 10 acres on the waters of Nolinn being part of a 229 acre survey to Noah ENGLISH Jr of Hardin Co.,KY for $40.

NOTE: Thomas F. Coombs was a son of Adin COOMBS; he married Chloe Williams.
12 Jun 1840 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk S FHC Film #0388600 p. 532 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Thomas F. COOMBS & Chole his wife of Hardin sold to Warren T. CASH 30 acres lying on Nolinn part of a 229 acre survey for $120.

NOTE: Thomas F. Coombs was a son of Adin COOMBS; he married Chloe Williams. Warren T. CASH was the father of Patsy Cash who married Isham Coombs See also the William F. Coombs manuscript..
18 Jul 1840 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk T LDS Film #0388600 p. 91 (extracted and abstracted by Deb Coombs): This Indenture made this 18th day of July 1840 Between Adison MITCHELL and Emily his wife late Emily COOMBS Greenberry COOMBS Isham COOMBS James Buchanan and Paulina Buchanan his wife Elvira COOMBS Evaline COOMBS & Elvire COOMBS heirs & devises of Thomas COOMBS decd by Edward P. THOMAS as Commissioner appointed for the purpose herein after mentioned of the first part and William E. WILSON and Elizabeth E. WILSON his wife late Eliza WILLIAMS Pamela WILLIAMS, Thomas WILLIAMS, Keziah WILLIAMS Valinda WILLIAMS Joseph WILLIAMS Adin WILLIAMS John WILLIAMS and Walter WILLIAMS all children of Mary WILLIAMS (late MaryCOOMBS) deceased Saml W. COOMBS the only child of Samuel W. COOMBS deceased who was a child of Adin COOMBS deceased William W. Bowling and Martha BOWLING late Martha COOMBS Adin COOMS Adin ALEXANDER Saml ALEXANDER & Isaac ALEXANDER children of Parmelia ALEXANDER decd late Parmelia COOMBS Tho F COOMBS and William F COOMBS Fielding COOMBS and Valinda his wife late Valinda COOMBS all of whom are heirs at law of Adin COOMBS desc of the second part Witnesseth that whereas the party of the second part did in the year 1839 file in Henry Circuit Court their chancery against the heirs and devises as aforesaid of said Tho COOMBS decd and at the April Term 1840 of said court the following order and decree was made viz This day came again the complt. By their attorney and it appearing that the defendant have failed to convey the tract of land mentioned in the Bill to the CompltIt is now ordered and decreed that Samuel be and his is hereby appointed as commissioner and that he do (as .?.) convey Complts all the right title & Interest which the said Defts as heirs and devises of Thomas COOMBS decd have in and to the tract of land described in the bond from Thomas COOMBS to Adin COOMBS Afterwards at the July Term1840 of said Court in the year 1840 the following order was made This day came again the complts by the counsel and suggested to the court that the Deed made by the Court herein is imperfect & defective in this that a portion of the names of the heirs & devises as left out It is therefore ordered that the order confirming said deed and the order directing the same to me made recorded & be and the same s hereby set aside And on Motion of the Complts It is further ordered by this Court that Edward P. THOMAS be and he is hereby appointed a commissioner to convey the same name & seal of said Robert SAMUEL Now therefore this Indenture witnesseth that the said parties of the first part in Consideration of the premises and in order to carry the decree into effect have and by these presents alien and convey to the party of the second part all that Certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Hardin and state of Kentucky also lying on Nolin ” …“ containing two hundred acres ”… Adison MITCHELL Emaly MITCHELL Greenberry COOMBS Isham COOMBS James BUCHANAN Paulina BUCHANAN Elvira COOMS Eveline COOMBS Elvire COOMBS all by Edm P. THOMAS as Administrator

NOTE: This land was referred to in Thomas Coombs’s will recorded in Henry Co., KY April 1834 Most of the relationships are herein explained, however, Paulina Buchanan was married to Thomas Coombs; she married James Buchanan in Henry Co., KY after Thomas’s death. Thomas’s first wife Elizabeth was a daughter of Adin COOMBS and she was the mother of Emily who married Addison Mitchell of Trimble Co., KY, Isham Coombs of Hardin and Hart Co., KY and Greenberry Coombs of Hart Co., KY and Warren Co., KY. See also the William F. Coombs manuscript.
7 Sep 1840 (extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGEs 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996, by McDowell Publications): Stephen F. HARDIN married Nancy COOMBS, Surety-Walter WILLIAMS, grandfather of bride, who stated that both her parents were dead and he raised her from infancy

Notes: Nancy, daughter of Samuel H. & Susan WILLIAMS Combs, grandaughter of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs per Wm. F. Coombs Manuscript, which adds that Nancy married (2) James DEWITT. Samuel H. Combs last found in records in 1829, Hardin Co KY Tax Lists.
29 Aug 1841 (extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGEs 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996, by McDowell Publications) William F. COOMBS married Martha BROWN, Surety Daniel BROWN, father of bride, Man of age

Notes: William Franklin Combs, author of the 1893 William F. Coombs Manuscript, born 4 Mar 1818, KY; died 30 Dec 1894, Barren Co, KY, son of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs, Sr.
8 Dec 1842 (extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGEs 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996, by McDowell Publications) Isham COOMBS married Martha Ann CASH, Surety Warren T. CASH, father of bride Man of age

Notes: Isham, son of Thomas Combs (son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs) and Elizabeth Combs (daughter of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs), grandson of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs, Sr. per will of Adin and Wm. F. Coombs manuscript. See also letter below written by Nellie Adams.
1 Apr 1844 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk W LDSFilm #0388602 p. 264 (extracted by Deb Coombs) “This Indenture made this 1st day of April 1844 Between Thomas F. COOMBS & Chloe his wife as part of the heirs of Henry WILLIAMS deceased and also Thomas I WILLIAMS decd of Hardin County of the one part and Edmund BRANCH of Said County & State aforesaid witnesseth that whereas the said Thomas F. COOMBS & wife sold to Archibald S. LETCHER their Interest in the dower right of their mother of the said Chloe of and to two Certain tracts of land of which said Henry WILLIAMS died (/) and possessed which two tracts are in the said County of Hardin Containing 360 acres and Conveyed to Henry WILLIAMS heirs after his death by Elsworth OWSLEY the other Containing Two hundred acres except Eighty three acres & some poles conveyed to Fielding COOMBS which tract was conveyed by James CRUTCHER to Henry WILLIAMS heirs since his death and for which thes aid COOMBS & wife Executed their bonds to said Letcher and the said Letcher having assigned said bond to Edmund BRANCH Now Therefore the said Thomas F. COOMBS & Chloe his wife for and in Consideration of the Sum of thirty seven dollars & fifty cents to them in hand paid by the said Archibald S. LETCHER before the Signing Sealing & delivery of these presents doth hereby grant bargain and sell unto said Edmud BRANCH & his heirs & assigns all their right title and Interest which they have & which may descend to them after the death of their mother Winifred LETCHER wife of said Archibald S. LETCHER late Winifred WILLIAMS widow of said Henry WILLIAMS decd in and to the land allotted to her as her dower in the lands above named and whereas Thomas I WILLIAM Sone of the heirs of said Henry hath departed this life without children Therefore the said Thomas F. COOMBS & wife do also hereby sell and convey to the said Edmund BRANCH for the Consideration expressed in a bond from the said Thomas I WILLIAMS to A. S. LETCHER and assigne to said BRANCH all their right ”…..T .F. COOMBS Chloe COOMBS her mark

NOTE: Thomas F. COOMBS was a son of Adin Coombs and Pamelia Williams. See Land record of 18 Jul 1840 & 1 Apr 1844; see also William F. Coombs manuscript .
22 Jul 1844 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk W LDS Film #0388602 p. 18 (extracted by Deb Coombs) “This Indenture made and entered into this 22nd day of July 1844 by and between Adin COOMBS and Mary his wife, and William W. BOWLING and Martha his wife to the County of Hart, William Coombs and Martha his wife, Thomas F. COOMBS and Chloe his wife and Isham COOMBS and Martha his wife and Amelia OOMBS widow and relict of Adin COOMBS, Sr deceased of the County of Hardin and Greenberry COOMBS Addison MITCHELL & Emily his wife (late Emily COOMBS) of Trimble County children and heirs of Elizabeth COOMBS deceased late a daughter of said Adin COOMBS Sr decd and Amelia WILLIAMS of Larue County & William N. CHEATHAM and Keziah his wife (late Keziah WILLIAMS) all of the state of Kentucky and Fielding COOMBS and Valinda his wife of Marion County and State of Indiana all (except) the said Amelia) heirs of Adin COOMBS Sr. deceased of the first part and Stephen SAVAGE of the County Oneida & state of New York Witnesseth that whereas the said Amelia COOMBS sometine since sold to the said SAVAGE the tract of land herein after described under the belief that she was authorized to do so by the last Will & testament of the said A. COOMBS decd which was since proved to be invalid and whereas the said Amelia COOMBS has applied that part of the purchase money which she has received to the payment of the debts of the said A. COOMBS Sr deceased and whereas the said Adin COOMBS & wife & others the heirs of the said Adin COOMBS Sr deceased as above named are willing to Join in the conveyance to said SAVAGE of sail land Now therefore in consideration of the premises and for the further consideration of the sum of two hundred and seventyfive dollars all but the sum of about one hundred and fifteen dollars heretofore paid to the said Amelia & applied by her as aforesaid the said parties of the first part have the day granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Stephen SAVAGE all their rights title and Interest in and to a Certain Tract of land with all its appurtences lying and being in the County of Hardin and State of Kentucky on the waters of Nolinn and immediately on the Turnpike road leading from Louisville to Nashville ”… “ a small distance above the mill house ” … Containing 48 ¼ acres be the same more or less ” …. Wm. W. BOWLING Wm F. COOMBS Martha COMBS Isham COMBS Martha A. COMBS Pamelia WILLIAMS Fielding COOMBS Valinda COOMBS Wm N .CHEATHAM his mark Kezia CHEATEM Adin COOMBS Mary J COOMBS Martha BOWLING T. F. COOMBS Cloea COOMBS Pamelia COOMBS Addison MITCHELL Greenbury COMBS Emily MITCHELL

NOTE: Most relationships explained fairly well above, however, Isham Coombs is a grandson of Adin, also a son of Adin’s daughter Elizabeth Coombs who married Thomas Coombs. See will of Thomas Coombs probated April 1834 Henry Co., KY. See also the will of Adin Coombs of 28 Aug 1834 Hardin Co., KY and the William F. Coombs manuscript.
1845 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists:
  • Isham COOMBES
  • Thomas F. COOMBS, 115

    Notes: Thomas Finley Combs (son of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs, husband of Chloe WILLIAMS) was in Butler Co., KY by 1850 (census) although back in Hardin KY by 1860.
    1 Oct 1846 (extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGE 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996, by McDowell Publications): Greenberry COOMBS married Susan WILSON, Surety Warren CASH both of age

    Notes: Greenberry, son of Thomas Combs (son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs) and Elizabeth Combs (d/o Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs), gson of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs, Sr. per will of Adin and Wm. F. Coombs manuscript. Greenberry later resided in Hart Co., KY and Warren Co., KY
    19 Sep 1848 (extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGE 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996, by McDowell Publications): James Combs married Susan A. BENNET, Surety Tho W. RILEY Both had been married before

    Notes: Not identified.
    26 May 1849 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk X LDS Film #0388602 p. 330 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Thomas V. DAVIS & Elizabeth his wife sold to Charles I COOMES both of the County of Hardin 44 acres part of the Thompson KENDALL 500 acre survey for $220.

    Denise Mortorff notes: Thompson Kendall is the son of William and Cicy Brown Kendall of Stafford County, VA who descend from William Kendall and Jemima Kirk Kendall of Stafford County, Virginia and descend from William and Elizabeth Combes Kendall. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Davis is an aunt Elizabeth Kendall and is the daughter of John Combe and the grandaughter of Archdale Combe immigrant to Virginia.
    28 Aug 1849 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk X LDS Film #0388602 p. 376 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) John R. Williams MORRISON & Rebecca MORRISON his wife sold to Greenberry COMBS both of Hardin 94 ½ acres beginning one mile south of the mouth of Valley Creek at Grainger’s Corner for $512.50

    Note: Greenberry was a son of Thomas Coombs and Elizabeth Coombs see land record of 1 Apr 1844 Hardin Co., KY and will of Thomas Coombs April 1834 Henry Co., KY.
    1850 Hardin Co., KY Census (1850 CENSUS OF HARDIN CO.,KY, compiled by Katharine Sturgeon Crabb, 1979 for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, McDowell Publications) (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)

    North Dist.

    #194<
    William F. Combs 28 farmer Ky
    Martha 26 Ky
    Horace W. 4 Ky
    Pemelia 75 Va

    Notes: William Franklin (son of Adin & Pamelia) married 29 Aug 1841, Hardin KY, Martha BROWN, daughter of Daniel. Pamelia WILLIAMS, born 12 Apr1776, died 4 Jul 1859 (Red Mills Cemetery, Hardin), married Walter WILLIAMS before her death according to cemetery inscription (father of Susan WILLIAMS Combs?).

    #370
    Charles J. COOMBS 40 Roman Catholic Clergyman Ky
    (with Ignatius COBSY family)

    NOTE: see land record 26 May 1849; possibly of Nelson Co., KY Coomes?

    South Dist.

    #68
    Greenberry Combs 30 farmer Ky
    Susan 27 Ky
    Mary E. 4/12 Ky

    Notes: Greenberry, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Combs Combs, m 1 Oct 1846, Hardin Co, KY, Susan WILSON. Greenberry and Susan can be found on the 1860 Hart Co., Ky Census.

    Isham Combs 27 farmer Ky
    Martha 23 Ky
    Henry 2 Ky
    Warren T 5/12 Ky

    Notes: Isham, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Combs Combs, married 8 Dec 1842, Hardin Co KY, Martha Ann CASH. Isham and Martha are in Hart Co KY in 1860.
    12 Jan 1854 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk 1 p. 138-9 FHC Film #0388605 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Samuel W. Coombs and wife (not named) of the County of Warren, KY sold his undivided interest to John A. Raine of Hardin for $150, 140 acres “on which Col. Aden COOMBS died and on which John A. RAINES now lives” “the said party of the first part being the son and heir of Samuel W. Coombs dec’d and his interests as heir of the said Coombs dec’d being 15 acres and 5/9 acre Signed Samuel W. COOMBS Mattie COOMBS

    DC NOTES: This is Samuel W. Coombs and wife Martha Hampton. Samuel was a son of Samuel W. Coombs who was a son of Adin Coombs. This is the first time I’ve seen Adin with the title of Col. See also DAR Vol. 65 Record #64593, DAR Vol 95 record 394790, and DAR Vol 111 Record #110231
    23 Aug 1854 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk 1 p. 382 FHC Film #0388605 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Isham COOMBS and Martha Ann his wife sold “all of said Martha Ann Coombs undivided interest in and to the land owned by her Deceased father W. T. Cash lying in Hardin on the waters of Nolynn ” to Henry D. Marriott for $150. Signed Isham Coombs Martha Ann Coombs (her mark)
    29 Nov 1854 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk 1 p. 382 FHC Film #0388605 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): John M. DUVALL and Amy his wife of Hardin sold to John P. Gaithers for $100 “his interest in a parcel of land lying on the waters of Nolin containing fifteen acres being part of a tract which Warren T. CASH purchased of Thomas COOMBS” … “with the exception of about three acres which William B. Herron now claims and which John M. Duvall and Amy agrees to defend against these claims
    16 Jun 1856 Hardin Co KY WB E, page 280. Francis B. COLE, will. Wit- C. J. COOMES and John FRENCH. Proven June16, 1856. (Excerpted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY.WILLS 1793-1866 by Mary Jo Jones for Ancestral Trails Hist. Soc., 1984, McDowell Pub.)
    2 Dec 1856 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk 3 FHC Film #0388606 p. 56 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Isham COOMBS & Martha Ann of Hart Co., sold to Mary Graham of Hardin Co. 83 2/3 acres which adjoined land of Greenberry COOMBS for $1200.

    Note: Isham Coombs was a son of Thomas Coombs and Elizabeth Coombs. See will of Thomas Coombs Apr1834 Henry Co., KY
    27 Feb1858 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk 3 FHC Film #0388606 p. 439 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Isham COOMBS & Martha Ann his wife of the County of Hart sold to Harrison S. THOMPSON & Thomas N. DUVALL of Hardin 183 ¼ acres more or less lying on Nolyn Creek & South of Valley Creek for $3450

    Note: Isham Coombs was a son of Thomas Coombs and Elizabeth Coombs. See will of Thomas Coombs Apr 1834 Henry Co., KY
    Continue on to Hardin Co., KY records 1860-1889

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