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Johnson Co., KY was established in 1843 from Floyd, Morgan and Lawrence Counties. KY. Descendant Counties include Martin Co., KY, created from Floyd, Johnson, Pike and Lawrence in 1870. No Combs have been found on either the 1844 Johnson Co., tax list or the 1850 Johnson Co., census (1860 not checked yet).
Except where otherwise noted, the source for all Johnson County KY Marriages from 1842-1908 is a previously unpublished manuscript by David May, who has kindly donated them to the KYGenWeb Pages. These files may be freely used but under no conditions may they be included in any work to be sold. Some records include age and if it's first or second marriage. Hosted by the Taulbee Research Group. Extracted by Combs-Dills Researcher Tina Dills.
Except where otherwise noted, the source for all Johnson Co, Kentucky Vitals Statistics is by David May, extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser. See also Copyright Restrictions
11 Jun 1868 Johnson Co., KY Marriages. James H McKINSEY & Elizabeth Jane COMBS
1870 Johnson Co., KY Census (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)
Paintsville Pct. pg 179
Calvin COMBS, 45, M, working on farm -/$100, TN
Rosanna, 39, F, keeping house, VA, cannot write
William, 19, M, farm laborer, VA
Mary E., 16, F, at home, VA, attended school, cannot write
Albert S., 13, M, at home, VA, attended school, cannot write
Rhonda (L.?), 12, F, TN
Genny P., 3, F, TN
10 Apr 1872 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. William COMBS, 21 & Araminta WITTEN, 22
Notes: William COMBS, b ca 1851, Virginia in 1860 Sullivan Co, TN HH of Calvin & Rosanna COMBS (See 1880 Johnson KY Census Notes)
27 Apr 1872 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. Bonaparte COMBS, 24 & Phoeba DANIEL
Notes: Who is this? Where did he come from? To where did he go?
15 May 1872 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. Thomas HORN, Junior, 27 (2nd marriage), & Mary E COMBS, 17 (b ca 1855)
Notes: Mary E. COMBS, born Sullivan Co, TN per 1874 Johnson KY Vital Stats. Mary COMBS, b ca 1853, Virginia, in 1860 Sullivan Co, TN HH of Calvin & Rosanna COMBS (See 1880 Johnson KY Census Notes.
31 August 1874 Johnson Co., KY Vital Statistics. Born: Manford McKENZIE, male, born Johnson County, son of James H McKENZIE, born Johnson County and Eliza J COMBS, born Letcher County
23 December 1874 Johnson Co., KY Vital Statistics. Born: HORN, John, Male, born Johnson County, son of Thomas HORN, born Johnson County & Mary E COMBS, born Sullivan (Co TN).
Oct 1875 Johnson Co., KY Vital Statistics Born: John COMBS, Male, Johnson County, son of William COMBS, b VA, and Araminta WITTEN, b Johnson County
12 Sep 1876 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. George W DILLS, 19, & Louisa C McCLOUD, 21
28 Feb 1877 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. Albert COMBS, born VA, Father B TN, Mother born VA, resides Johnson Cty KY, age 20 [b ca 1857], marriage no 1, & Nancy J PRESTON, resides Johnson Cty KY, age 18, marriage no 1 (Additional Data from Combs Researcher Tina Dills)
28 Feb 1877 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. Albert S. COMBS, Johnson KY, age 20, 1st marriage, Farmer, b VA, Father b TN, mother b VA, m Nancy J PRESTON, resides Johnson KY, age 18, 1st marriage, b Johnson, KY; FLD, JHN, JHN (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)Notes: Albert a.k.a. Elbert COMBS, born ca 1856, Virginia, in 1860 Sullivan Co., TN HH of Calvin & Rosanna COMBS (See 1880 Johnson KY Census Notes).
28 Feb 1877 Johnson Co., Ky Marriage Record, William M. WALKER, age 21, farmer, born Johnson Co., father born Floyd Co, mother born Va; married 18 Feb 1877 Rhoda Letitia COMBS, age 17, born Tn, father born Tn, mother born Va. First marriage for both. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
Notes: Rhoda L. COMBS, b 1859-1860, TN, in 1860 Sullivan Co, TN HH of Calvin & Rosanna COMBS (See 1880 Johnson Co, KY Census Notes)
30 June 1878 Johnson Co., KY Vital Statistics. Born: Calvin COMBS, Johnson Co, Male, son of Elbert COMBS, b KY [sic] & Nancy PRESTON, by KY
1880 Johnson Co., KY Census (Extracted from 1880 Johnson Co KY Census transcription provided to the Taulbee Pages by Researcher David May firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be freely used but never sold. All questions concerning this transcriptions should be directed to David May.
Sycamore District, Precinct 6
80 COMBS, William 29 Farmer Virginia Tennessee Kentucky
Araminda 31 Wife Kentucky Virginia Kentucky
Charlie 7 Son Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
John 5 Son Kentucky [b Oct 1875]
Albert 3 Son Kentucky
Notes: William and Araminta WITTEN Combs m 10 Apr 1872, Johnson Co. William in 1860 Sullivan Co, TN HH of Calvin & Rose Ann COMBS. Note that William's parents birthplaces are incorrect for Rose Ann to have been his mother, but presumably the error is that of the census taker or informant.
90 COMBS, Calvin 55 Farmer Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Rose Ann 50 Wife Virginia Virginia Virginia
Jennie 12 Daughter Tennessee Tennessee Virginia
WALKER, William M 24 Son-in-law Kentucky Kentucky N Carolina
WALKER, [Rhoda] Letitia 20 Daughter Tennessee Tennessee Virginia [m 28 Feb 1877]
WALKER, Edmond 2 Grandson Kentucky Kentucky Tennessee
STAFFORD, Flossy 5 Broader Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Unnamed Precinct 1, following Paintsville
181 DILLS, James 77 Farmer N Carolina N Carolina N Carolina
Rosanna 67 Wife N Carolina N Carolina Tennessee
Judy 24 Daughter Virginia N Carolina Tennessee
Emmet 18 Son Virginia N Carolina Tennessee
320 DILLS, George 22 Farmer Virginia Virginia Virginia
Louisa C 25 Wife Virginia Virginia Virginia
Angeline 2 Daughter Kentucky Virginia Virginia
Rose Ann 1 Daughter Kentucky
Notes: George W. DILLS and Louisa C. McCLOUD married 12 Sep 1876, Johnson Co.
Barnetts Creek, Precinct 4 Enumerated June 1, 1880 by Milton McDowell
164 HORN, Thomas 33 Farmer Kentucky Maryland Virginia
Mary 24 Wife Virginia Tennessee Virginia
Rosa 13 Daughter Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Ida M 7 Daughter Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
John 5 Son Kentucky
Nannie 3 Daughter Kentucky
Albert 1 Daughter [sic] Kentucky
BURKE, Willie 15 Farm Laborer Virginia Virginia Virginia
HORN, Nancy 75 Mother Virginia Virginia Virginia
Notes: Thomas HORN, b Johnson KY, & Mary E. COMBS, b Sullivan Co, TN, m 15 May 1872, Johnson Co. Rosa was probably Thomas' daughter by his first wife. Mary in 1860 Sullivan Co, TN HH of Calvin & Rosanna COMBS, b ca 1853, VA.
173 COMBS, Elbert 23 Farmer Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Nancy J 22 Wife Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Calvin 1 Son Kentucky Tennessee Kentucky
William 4/12 Son Kentucky
PRESTON, Rebecca 19 Sister-in-law Single Kentucky
Notes: Albert & Nancy J. PRESTON Combs m 28 Jan 1877, Johnson Co. Note that Albert and his parents were all born in TN, that he named sons, Calvin and William. Were Calvin & Rose Anna COMBS of Tennessee and Sycamore District, Johnson County his parents? Was Albert, son of William of Sycamore his nephew and namesake?
Flat Gap, Precinct 3
82 MCKENZIE, James H 36 Farmer Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Liza J 24 Wife Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Newton 11 Son Kentucky
Manford 6 Son Kentucky [b 31 Aug 1874, Johnson]
Hansford 1 Son Kentucky
Notes: James H. and Elizabeth Jane COMBS McKinsey married 11 Jun 1868, Johnson Co. Eliza b in Letcher Co, KY per birth record of son, Manford. Who were Eliza's parents?
Greasy Creek, Precinct 8
73 BEGLEY, Elijah 52 Carpenter Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Mary 47 Wife Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Melvina 20 Daughter Kentucky
Emily 15 Daughter Kentucky
Nancy 12 Daughter Kentucky
Eliza 10 Daughter Kentucky
Elijah 6 Son Kentucky
Note: Elijah BEGLEY was married to Mary COMBS, daughter of Samuel COMBS and Nancy CORNETT. They are found previously on the 1850 Perry Co., Ky Census.
74 BEGLEY, Farris 23 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Frances 20 Wife Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Samuel J 2 Son Kentucky
Emmet 8/12 Son Kentucky
Note: Farris BEGLEY was the son of Elijah and Mary COMBS Begley. His birth is listed on the 1855 Perry Co KY Vital Statistics.
75 BEGLEY, Samuel 21 Carpenter Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Melvina 20 Wife Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
23 Oct 1884 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. John WALKER, 22 & Jennie COMBS, 18
Notes: Jennie, daughter of Calvin & Rosanna COMBS of 1880 Johnson KY Census?
01 Jan 1896 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. John COMBS, 20 & Leota BOWE, 18
Notes: John, b Oct 1875, son of William & Araminta WITTEN Combs of 1880 Johnson KY Census?
26 Jul 1899 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. Calvin COMBS, 21, and Virgie DILLS, 17.
Notes: Calvin, son of Albert & Nancy PRESTON Combs of 1880 Johnson KY Census?
06 Feb 1902 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. Zack COMBS, 25 (1st marriage) and Elizajane SELVAGE, 48 (2nd marriage)
30 Mar 1903 Johnson Co, KY Marriages. Calvin COMBS, 24 (2nd marriage) and Martelie VANHOOSE, 16
Notes: Calvin, son of Albert & Nancy PRESTON Combs of 1880 Johnson KY Census? Widower of Virgie DILLS?
4 Aug 1903 Johnson Co., KY Vital Statistics. Deaths. Thomas COMBS, 16 years, Male, resided Mingo, Johnson, KY, b KY, d KY, son of Elbert and Nan COMBS. Cause of death: Fever.
16 Apr 1908. Johnson Co., KY. Married: Leonard DILLS and Dollie COMBS, born 14 Dec 1882 in Paintsville, Johnson County, KY, died Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH, daughter of Elbert & Nancy PRESTON Combs (Combs Researcher Tina Dills who adds her source was obituary of Dollie, which included the info that the family moved to Chillicothe sometime after 1933).
1910 Johnson County Ky Soundex (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Ancestry)
Lydia Collins 78 W Kentucky
Eliza Jane COMBS 58, daughter Kentucky
Aeminta COMBS 60 W Virginia
Ben 24, son Kentucky
Notes: Arminta WITTEN was the wife of William S. COMBS, son of Calvin & Rosannah BROWN Combs.
Elbridge COMBS 53 W Virginia
Nancy J 52, wife Kentucky
Gran 18, son Kentucky
June 16, daughter Kentucky
Lesley 14, son Kentucky
Earl 09, grandson Kentucky
Calvin 83, father Tennessee
Rose A 78, mother Virginia
Notes: Calvin COMBS was the son of John & Mary BOOHER Combs of Sullivan Co TN. He was married to Rosannah BROWN. Their son's name was actually Elbert S. COMBS and he was married to Nancy J. PRESTON.
Robbert COMBS 27 W Kentucky
Malinda 30, wife Kentucky
Virley 06, daughter Kentucky
Arnold 04, son Kentucky
Arba 02, son Kentucky
Notes: Robert COMBS 1883-1948, son of William S. & Arminta A. WITTEN Combs, was married to Malinda PRESTON.Visit 58
William S Preston 58 W Kentucky
Willie 27, son Kentucky
Myrtle 23, daughter Kentucky
Vesta COMBS NR, granddaughter Kentucky
13 Dec 1933 Kentucky Death Certificate: Carew COMBS, white, male, married, miner; Age 34 yrs 7 mos 28 ds; Spouse: Virgie BUTCHER; Born: 15 Apr 1899 Ky; Died: 13 Dec 1933 Paintsville, Johnson Co. Ky; buried: Odds, Ky 14 Dec 1933 by J. A. JONES of Paintsville, Ky; son of Daniel COMBS born Ky & Polly HANDSHUE born Ky; informant: Mrs. Carew COMBS of Odds, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
2 Apr 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate: Malinda COMBS, white, female, married; Age: 66 yrs 3 mos 25 ds; Spouse: Robert COMBS; Born: 7 Oct 1877 Ky; Died: 2 April 1944 Witten Ville?, Johnson Co., Ky; buried: Wittensville?, Ky 4 Apr 1944 by F? J. CONLEY of Paintsville, Ky; daughter of W. S. PRESTON born Ky & Jane TRAVIS born Ky; informant: Robert COMBS of Wittensville?, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
7 Mar 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate for Edgar COMBS cert. no. 7408 white, widowed, male occupation: farming resides: Paintsville, Johnson Co., Ky Age: 59 yrs 11 mos 29 ds Born: 8 Mar 1885 Johnson Died: 7 Mar 1944 Paintsville, Johnson Co., Ky buried: Paintsville, 9 Mar 1944 by Chas. S. WILLIS s/o Elbert COMBS b Johnson & Nancy PRESTON b Johnson Co. informant: Arthur PELPHREY of Paintsville (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
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