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Hart was established in 1819 from Hardin & Barren Counties, KY. In 1825, Edmondson Co. was established from Hart and Grayson. The earliest Hart Co., KY Combs seem to all have been from that part of Hart which was in Hardin Co KY. (See the William Franklin Coombs Manuscript). Note: Most of this county's records were burned in court house fires, making it very difficult to trace anyone in this county.
1819 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists

Edin [Adin] COOMBS, 220 acres, Nolin [Hardin Co KY] +130 Henry Co. +1 lot in Munfordville (Hart Co.)


1820 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists: Adin COOMBS, 220 acres, Nolin +1/2 Munfordville (Hart Co.)

Notes: This is the last year that Adin Combs appears on Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists until 1828. According to the Wm. F. Coombs Manuscript, Adin was residing in Hart Co. during this time period.
1820 Hart Co., KY Census Index (Extracted from 1820 Hart Co., KY Census, Better Genealogy Research Service)

Adair Combs, p. 154: 220101-11001-00

Notes: Probably Aden.
16 Jul 1821 KY Land Grant, Book: H Page: 509. Grantee: Adam [Adin] Combs. 85 Acres: Date Survey: 7-16-1821 County: Hart. Watercourse: Green River (The Kentucky Land Grants (The Kentucky Land Grants, A Systematic Index to All of the Land Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky 1782 -- 1924, Volume 1, Part 1, Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D. (Originally published as Filson Club Publications, Number 33, KY, p. 509)
25 Jul 1822 KY Land Grant Book S Page 77. Grantee: Adin Combs. 100 Acres. Date Survey: 7-25-1822 County: Hart Watercourse: Green River The Kentucky Land Grants, A Systematic Index to All of the Land Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky 1782 -- 1924, Volume 1,Part 1, Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D. (Originally published as Filson Club Publications, Number 33, KY, p. 509)

Notes: According to the William F. Coombs Manuscript, Adin Combs (son of Samuel and Mary WILKES Combs, Sr. of Loudoun VA & Nelson KY, husband of Pamelia WILLIAMS), removed to Hart from Hardin Co., KY, but returned in 1828 to Hardin where he died in 1834.
13 Oct 1823 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk K p. 203 abstracted by Deb Coombs from FHC Film #0388595: Adin COOMBS and Nelly his wife of the county of Hart sold 239 acres lying on the south side of Nolin to Robert C. Slaughter of Hardin for $3000. (Signed Adin COOMBS Pamela COOMBS not Nelly Coombs)
26 Jan 1825 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk J p. 505 abstracted by Deb Coombs from FHC Film #0388595: Adin COOMBS of Hart County, Kentucky sold to Fielding COMBS of Hardin Co., KY 500 acres more or less situate on the water of Nolin for $248.
26 Mar 1825 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk J p. 465 abstracted by Deb Coombs from FHC Film #0388595: "John WILDER, William PRENTIS, John M. BANNISTER and Maswill L. MILLER purchasers of Daniel ECKES and Thomas T. BOULDIN Executor of David ROSS deceased and James PRENTIS and T BOULDIN Trustees for the said PRENTIS, WILDER & BANNISTER by their attorney in fact" sold to "Adin COOMBS of the County of Hart Kentucky ".. "Witnesseth that whereas on the 13th day of October 1821the said PRENTIS of the first part sold unto the said COOMBS their Interest in three certain tracts of land in Hardin County Surveyed by Charles Wheeler? For himself and the representative of ROSS and MAY to wit one of thirty four acres, one of sixty one acres and one of Eleven hundred and thirty acres".. for $200.
1830 Hart Co., KY Census Index: No Combs
1840 Hart Co., KY Census transcribed by Deb Coombs

p. 205: Aden COOMBS
0000010000000//10011
1 male 30-40; 1 female under 1; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 20-30

Notes: This may be Aden COOMBS, Jr., son of Aden and Pamelia WILLIAMS Coombs, Sr. (See 1850 Hart Co., KY Census notes).
22 Jul 1844 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk W transcribed by Deb Coombs from LDS Film #0388602 p. 18

"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 COOMBS widow and relict of Adin COOMBS, Sr deceased of the County of Hardin and Greenberry COOMBS Addison MITCHELL & Emily hiswife (late Emily COOMBS) of Trimble County children and heirs of Elizabeth COOMBS deceased late a daughter of said Adin COOMBS Sr dec'd 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 forthe further consideration of the sum of two hundred and seventy five dollars all but the sum of about one hundred and fifteen dollars heretofore paidto 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 beingin the County of Hardin and State of Kentucky on the waters of Nolinnand immediately on the Turnpike road leading from Louisville to Nashville". "a small distance above the mill house" .Containing48 ¼ acresbe 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

DC NOTE: Most relationships are explained fairly well above, however, Isham Coombs is a grandson of Adin, also a son of Adin's daughter Elizabeth Coombs who m. Thomas Coombs. See will of Thomas Coombs p. April 1834 Henry Co., KY. See also the will of Adin Coombs of 28 Aug 1834 Hardin Co., KY See also William F. Coombs manuscript


14 Mar 1849 KY Land Grants. Book 31, Page 11. Grantee:A. Combs. 19 acres. Date Survey: 3-14-1849 County: Hart Watercourse: Green River (The Kentucky Land Grants, A Systematic Index to All of the Land Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky 1782 -- 1924, Volume 1, Part 1, Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D. (Originally published as Filson Club Publications, Number 33,KY, p.1118)
1850 Hart Co., KY Census (Extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from 1850 CENSUS HART Co., KY by Katharine Sturgeon Crabb for Ancestral Trails Historical Soc., 1979, McDowell Pub.) unless otherwise noted

#925 Aden Combs 41 physician Ky
Mary F. 26 Ky
Mary A. RIGGS 12 Ky
Daniel CARDEN 13 Ky
Eliza J. WRIGHT 30 farmer Ky

Notes: Aden Combs, Jr., son of Adin and Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs of Hardin Co., KY, married Mary Frances SANFORD of Henry Co., KY according to the Wm. F. Coombs Manuscript; however, no marriage record has been located. Is it possible that her name was instead Mary F.TILFORD? See the 1839 Ohio Co., KY marriage of Eden L. COOMBS and Mary TILFORD; except that that Eden L. COOMBS is listed on the 1840 Ohio Co., KY Census index.

p. 246b HH 922/946 transcribed by Deb Coombs
William W. Bowling, 56,M, farmer, $4500, VA
Martha, 46, F, KY
Susan, 24, F, KY
Milly, 22, F, KY
Saml B., 17, M, farmer, KY, attended school within year
Richard D., 15, M, farmer, KY, attended school within year
William W., 13, M, KY, , attended school within year
Mary S., 7, F, KY, attended school within year
Isaiah Brickley, 5, M, KY, attended school within year

NOTE: William Wood Bowling married Martha Coombs, the daughter of Adin Coombs and Permelia Williams
Before 1851 Married: Elizabeth DAWSON and Unknown Combs:

The Revolutionary War Pension File of Jeremiah DAWSON indicates that he served in the Virginia Line, having enlisted in Bedford Co., VA. His widow, Nancy Agnes DOLLARD, applied 5 Jun 1851Hart Co.,KY & stated she was born 6 Oct 1765 in Hanover Co, VA & that they married 28 Mar 1788 (location not stated). Jeremiah DAWSON died 28 Feb 1840* leaving her a widow & children; who were in 1851: John W. aged 62, Thomas T. 60, Susan RADER, 54; Nancy BOSDICK, 52, Elizabeth Combs 47 (b ca 1804) & Ransom A. aged 43. Their son Ransom A. DAWSON was a JP for Hart Co., KY in 1851. (File R2778, Abstracts from Rev. War Pension Files, Virgil White) *Another transcript indicates that Jeremiah died 28 Feb 1846

Notes: The 1815 Clark Co., KY will of Cuthbert Combs (husband of Sarah "Sallie" EVANS Combs, and son of John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.) includes the statement: "...Then I gave and bequeath to my loving wife Sally Combs the use and occupation of all the land with its appurtenances contained within my settlement & preemption(?) on Howard's upper Creek in Clarke County except what I have deeded to Benjamin Combs and Cuthbert Combs William EDWARDS and Christopher DAWSON..." No reason is given for having deeded land to Christopher DAWSON. There were, however, in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA, DAWSON Families, including the following:

Excerpted From The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA, 1723-1758 and Sundry Historical and Genalogical Notes, Compiled and Published by George Harrison Sanford King Fellow,American Society of Genealogist, Fredericksbury, VA, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1961. KEY: M=Married B= Born D=Died

M DAWSON, Jean and George KNIGHT Dec 25, 1744
M GEORGE, Jane and Christopher DAWSON, Feb 16, 1750
B DOYSON, John son of Christopher and Jean DOYSON, Jul 28, 1751
B DAWSON, Sarah dau of Christopher and Jean DAWSON, Sep 15, 1753
M DAWSON, Henry and Betty TURNER, Dec 15,1754
B DOSON, William and Henry sons of Christophr and Jane DOSON, May 27, 1755
D DOSON, William and Henry sons of Christopher DOSON, Jun 15, 1755
D DOSON, Sarah dau of Christopher DOSON, Jul 15, 1755
B DOSON, Henry son of Christopher DOSON, Jun 27, 1756
B DAWSON, Jane dau of Christopher and Jane DAWSON, Mar 17, 1758

It is not known if this is the same DAWSON Family, but considered potentially significant - particularly since Elizabeth DAWSON Combs has not yet been located.
9 Jun 1857 KY Land Grants Book 52, p. 458. Grantee: Adair [sic] Combs. 25 Acres. Date Survey: 6- 9-1857 County: Hart Watercourse: None (The Kentucky Land Grants, A Systematic Index to All of the Land Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky 1782 --1924, Volume 1,Part 1, Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D. (Originally published as Filson ClubPublications, Number 33, KY, p. 1119)
1860 Hart Co Ky Census (Extracted from 1860 Hart Census, by Marguerite Emmons, & provided to Debi Houser, unless otherwise noted)

pg 39

HH 255
Isham COMBS 38 farmer$4800 $7500 Ky
Martha A., 33 Ky
Hewey 11 Ky
Warren T. 10 Ky
Samuel 8 Ky
Benjamin 7 Ky
Isham B. 5 Ky
William F. 3 Ky
Richard B. 2 Ky
Bobby 1/12 Ky

Note: Isham COMBS, son of Thomas and Elizabeth COMBS Combs, married Martha A. CASH in 1842 Hardin Co KY, where they can also be found living in 1850. See also Henry Co., KY and Trimble Co., KY.

pg 126,

HH 163
G. COOMBS 40 male farmer $2400 $700 KY
Susan, 36 female KY
Mary E. 10 female KY
Elinor F. 7 femaleKY
Emily S. 2 female KY
James S. TOWLES 44 male farm hand -- $25 KY

Note: Greenberry COMBS, son of Thomas and Elizabeth COMBS Combs, married Susan WILSON in 1846 Hardin Co KY, where he, Susan, and daughter Mary can be found living in 1850. Henry Co., KY and Trimble Co., KY

pg 198

HH 609
Solomon COOMBS 54 farmer KY
Ann 52 KY
Mary 25 KY
Lydia 22 MO
William 13 KY

Note: Solomon COOMBS married Ann SCOTT in 1828 Green Co., KY. They are listed on the 1850 Taylor Co., Ky Census and later on the 1870 Larue Co., KY Census. (See Solomon's 1891 Larue Herald death notice)

Green River District p. 784 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

HH 441/436
A. COMBS, 53, farmer,KY
Mary F., 39
A. Brickly, 14
Frances RAY, 75, F,$3200

NOTE: Adin COMBS, and wife Mary Frances SANFORD.
1870 Hart Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

Green River PO p. 294
HH 136/136
Adan COMBS, 62, M, Farmer, $1100, $350, KY
Mary F., 50, F, keeping House, KY
Emily BUSH, 24, F,works at home, KY, cannot write

Powder Mill District p. 372

HH 152/151
Green B COOMBS, 50,M, farmer, $1500, $350, KY
Susan, 46, Keep house
Elvira F., 16, F, KY
Emily S., 14, F, KY,attended school, cannot write
Lilly E., 8, F, KY,attended school, cannot write

Note: Greenberry COOMBS, son of Thomas Coombs who died in Henry Co., KY, and wife Susan WILSON.
22 Sep 1882 (Friday) transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp fromThe Elizabethtown News (Hardin Co., KY) from microfilm: Canmer, Hart Co, News. Died at his home near here last Wednesday, Aden COOMBS in his 74th year. Died of consumption. Member of Christian Church. Burial in family burial ground of the loved ones gone before him.

CW NOTES: Aden was the son of Adin Coombs and Pamelia WILLIAMS of Hardin Co., KY.)


1886 extracted from Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin,3rded., 1886. Barren County

George W. YOUNG was born in Hart County, Ky., August 22, 1832. His father, John YOUNG, was born at Hiseville, in Barren County, in 1798. He was twice married; first, to a Miss WILSON, of Barren County, who at her death left three children, viz: Sallie, Keziah and a son who died in infancy. His second wife was Mrs. Mary W. (BOWLING) Combs, of Hart County. To this marriage were born seven children, George W. being the only survivor and the eldest, after whom followed Susan B., Mary A., Bettie, Henrietta E., William B. and Edward S. John YOUNG during his lifetime was engaged in agricultural pursuits, acquired a fine property and owned a number of slaves, all of which he lost through securities;but recovered some of his property, including seven slaves, that were freed in 1863. He died in December, 1881. He was an energetic man of business,and was a captain of militia before the war of 1861. He was a son of ---YOUNG, who was of English parentage, a native of the Old Dominion, andone of the first settlers of Barren County. George W. YOUNG was reared on a farm; his early school education amounted to no more than six months altogether, but, being devoted to books, his constant reading has made him conversant with the best literature of the day. In 1863 he made a trip to the Pacific coast, and there spent three years in mining operations, after which he returned to Kentucky, and resumed farming, which he has followed with excellent success up to the present time. He is the proprietor of two farms containing 180 and 185 acres, respectively. In April, 1871,he was united in marriage with Miss Idelia H., daughter of Denis G. and Susan B. BEASLEY, of Charlotte County, Va. To them have [b]een bornJ ohn D. and Early P., and four daughters: Mary S., Henrietta E., Rosa L. and Mattie W. (deceased). Politically Mr. YOUNG is a Democrat, but takes little interest in politics, and is a Master Mason in H. B. Grant Lodge, No. 610.

Notes: According to the William. F. Coombs manuscript, Mary "Polly" BOWLING Combs married 1st Hayden Combs, son of either Jesse or Asa and grandson of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs, by whom no issue.
Information extracted by Wanda Lee Whitney and provided to Combs Researcher Deb Coombs) from Kentucky Genealogy and Biogr. Ed Thomas W. Westerfield. 1970

Dr Wm Wood Bowling - father - Wm Wood Bowling of Albermarle Co VA, 19 Oct 1799. Married 1820 Miss Martha Coombs 3 sons/5 dau. Martha was born 10 Nov 1766 Sons: Samuel B., Richard W., William W. Daughters: Parmelia (Alderson), Eliza Lester, Susan Wood, Elvira (Adair), Mary S. (Gaddlie)

Martha B - 8 Feb 1804 - parents Adin and Parmelia Williams Coombs. Were Va residents, later Hardin then Hart Co. Parents Wm Wood Bowling - Albermarle Co, English born 22 May1767. Married in Albemarle Co. and moved to Ky as early as 1804, located in Hardin (Hart).

Dr Bowling served in the Civil War - 2 years under Gen Buckner then Gen John A. Morgan. Captured with others in Morgans unit on raid into Ohio. POW until war over. Farm on Green River was 193 acres.
Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet.

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