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Knott Co., KY was established in 1884 from Breathitt, Floyd and Perry Counties, KY.
Knott Co., Ky Records Index
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The source for all Knott Co., KY Marriages are from Books 1, 1A and 2A on the Knott County Kentucky Kinfolk site of Gloria Marcum, unless otherwise noted. See also Knott Co., KY GenWeb

Source for all marriages from Knott Co, KY Marriage Book 3 is the "Knott Co., KY Marriage Book 3," by Knott County Historical Society. Published 1996 in Knott's "Gentlefolk & Flowers of the Forest"


7 Oct 1902 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) Births. male, son of Samuel SHEPHERD b Breathitt Co. & Jane Combs b Breathitt Co.
18 Oct 1902 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Green PATRICK, son of M. P. PATRICK b Perry Co. & Margrett Combs b Breathitt Co.
3 Dec. 1902 Death: L D SMITH, 87, White, M, Md, Farming, Cause: Consumption, b. Perryr Co, res: Knott Co, d. Knott Co, Parents: Richard & Mahalie Smith, Father b. Perry Co, Mother b. Perry Co (Source: Original image, KDSLA, Knott Co, Ky. Death Records 1902-3, Ancestry.com, tr. by SE).

NOTES: Interesting death entry for Lorenzo Dow Smith, son of Elder Richard SMITH. Who is Mahalie? There is no information to suggest that Richard Smith had other wives or had children by other women. Lorenzo's second wife Frankie STACY Fugate was well acquainted with Lorenzo's family. Could this be an error or some very new information?
20 Dec 1902 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Calzona Combs, daughter of William Combs b Breathitt Co.& Rosanna HOWARD b Breathitt Co.
Jan 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) . Marriages. Johnny NOBLE, resides Breathitt Co., age 20, b Breathitt Co.; 1st marriage; parents both born Breathitt Co., Ky. Married to: Maranda Combs, resides Knott Co., age 17, b Breathitt Co.; 1st marriage; parents both born Breathitt Co., Ky
9 Jan. 1903 Death: Elizabeth FULLER, 42, White, F, Md, Housekeeping, Cause: Killed by a log, b. Knott Co, res: Knott Co, d. Knott Co, Parents: Charlie & Annie Amburgey, Father b. Knott Co, Mother b. WVA (Source: Original image, KDSLA, Knott Co, Ky. Death Records 1902-3, Ancestry.com, tr. by SE).
19 Jan. 1903 (COB4:503). It is ordered by the court that Noah HALE be and he is appointed guardian to the infant children and heirs of James Combs Deceased ...accepted appointment and executed bond with Jethro AMBURGEY as surety.... (Transcribed by Sue Elfving from Knott Co., Ky. Court Records 1897-1904, FHC Microfilm #0802210 Knott Co., Ky. Court Order Book 4)
19 Jan. 1903 (COB4:504). It is ordered by the court that Mary An COMBS be and she is appointed administratrix of the Estate of Madison COMBS Deceased ....she being present and accepted appointment...she executed bond with L.D. KELLY as surety...
Ordered by the court that Mary Ann COMBS be and she is appointed guardian for John Harlin Combs Alex Combs Nancy Jane Combs Perlina Combs and Alice Combs minor heirs of Madison COMBS Deceased. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving from Knott Co., Ky. Court Records 1897-1904, FHC Microfilm #0802210 Knott Co., Ky. Court Order Book 4)
14 Feb 1903** (Knott Co., KY Marriage Book 2A) Maranda Combs & John MULLINS
22 Feb1903** (Knott Co., KY Marriage Book 2A) Cullen Combs & Sarah SLONE
6 Mar 1903** (Knott Co., KY Marriage Book 2A) Minnie Combs & Nelson O.B.
8 Mar 1903 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Abby OWEN, daughter of Thomas OWEN b Perry Co. & Armilda Combs b Knott Co.
13 Mar 1903 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. female, daughter of Garson Combs b Breathitt Co. & Mary ALLEN b Magoffin Co.
13 Mar 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics. (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) Deaths. not named, white, female, age 1, daughter of Garson & Mary Combs
30 Mar 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics. Deaths. Fanny Combs, white, female, age 41, married; died of consumption; daughter of David & Rebecca DAY
20 Apr 1903 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Casper Combs, son of Felin Combs b Perry Co. & Ruhany SMITH b Perry Co.
20 Apr 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics. Marriages (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser). Carnlious Combs resides Perry Co., age 29, b Perry Co.; occupation: farmer, 1st marriage; parents both born Perry Co., Ky. Married to: Mary INGLE, resides Perry Co., age 17, b Perry Co.; 1st marriage; father b Perry Co., & mother b Breathitt Co., Ky
21 Apr 1903** (Knott Co., KY Marriage Book 2A) Benjamine Combs & Lurans Combs
1 May 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser). Deaths. Casper Combs, white, male, age 7 ds, infant, son of Feelin & Ruhanna Combs
1May 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser). Deaths. Valora Combs, white, female, age 11 mos, daughter of Shade & Sarah Combs
1 May 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser). Deaths. Ellic Combs, white, male, age 10, died of nervous ha--ble, son of Henry Combs
6 May 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Joseph Combs, son of Fielding Combs b Perry Co. & Rainey BRADLEY b Breathitt Co.
10 May 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Troy CHAPHIN, son of Eliott CHAPHIN b Floyd Co. & Marthan Combs b Floyd Co.
10 May 1903Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. James W. RICHIE, son of E. W. RICHIE b Perry Co. & Sally Combs b Perry Co.
23 May 1903 (Knott Co., KY Marriage Book 2A) Madison Combs & Sitha Combs
27 May 1903 (Knott Co., KY Marriage Book 2A) Samuel Combs & Rhoda Combs
6 June 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. William GAYHEART, son of Thomas GAYHEART b Knott Co. & Luley Combs b Perry Co.
30 June 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Brimon Combs (f), daughter of H. B Combs b Perry Co. & Caroline SMITH b Perry Co.
4 July 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Elic Combs, son of Felix Combs b Knott & Ann (name unreadable) b Perry Co.
20 July 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) Marriages. Abijah RICHIE, resides Knott Co., age 23, b Knott Co.; 1st marriage; parents both born Knott Co. KY. Married to: Flora Combs, resides Perry Co., age 24, b Perry Co.; 1st marriage; parents both born Perry Co.,Ky
18 Aug 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Delle MESSER, daughter of Robert MESSER b Knott Co. & Linda Combs b Perry Co.
1 Sept 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) Marriages. Marion SEXTON, resides Letcher Co., no age listed, b Letcher Co.; 1st marriage; parents both born in Ky. Married to: Malley Combs, resides Knott Co., age 19, b Perry Co.; 2nd marriage; father b Perry Co. Ky
28 Sept 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) . Marriages. Silas COLLINS, resides Knott Co., no age listed, b Letcher Co.; occupation: farmer, 1st marriage; parents both born Ky. Married to: Dory Combs, resides Knott Co., age 16, b Perry Co.; father b Perry Co. Ky
11 Oct 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Everet RICHIE, son of Ed RICHIE b Knott Co. & Elizabeth Combs b Knott Co.
3 Nov 1903 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: William COMBS; Bride: Kring CANNON; Date 26 November 1903; Married at Vest Knott Co Ky; Witnesses S J SUFTON? and Harlen MUTH? (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
6 Nov 1903 Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Beckham Combs, son of John S. Combs b Perry Co. & Cerinda GEARHEART b Perry Co.
18 April 1904 (COB4:601). W. R. Combs pltf vs Milly Anne Jent &c } Judgment It appears all defendants are before the court and the court adjudges that Milly Ann Jent, Jeremiah Combs, John H. Combs Martha Combs Paulina Combs are the children and only children at law of Madison Combs decd who are entitled to any interest in property described as being on Carrs Fork and where Madison Combs lived...The widow Mary Ann Combs has relinquished all her interest in the said land. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving from Knott Co., Ky. Court Records 1897-1904, FHC Microfilm #0802210 Knott Co., Ky. Court Order Book 4)

SE NOTES and Questions: Is Alice Combs of the court record the same as Lucindy, age 3, of the (above) 1900 census record? If so, did she die before the 1904 suit? Lucindy married a Blair per The Combs Genealogy (below). Is William Riley Combs a possible son of the first marriage instead of the second? If James Madison Combs was married to Mary Ann Smith by 1880, as is suggested by the 1880 Perry Co., Ky. census, then they had several children, ie. at least all those listed in their 1900 Knott Co. census household which is contrary to The Combs Genealogy. See also record of 19 Jan. 1903 above concerning this estate.
16 May 1904 (COB4:611). Riley Combs pltf vs Mary Ann Combs} re: Commissioners Report. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving from Knott Co., Ky. Court Records 1897-1904, FHC Microfilm #0802210 Knott Co., Ky. Court Order Book 4)
January 20, 1905 Breathitt County news (Jackson, Ky.) 190?-19??, January 20, 1905, Image 1 (Source: Newspaper obituary from Breathitt County news. (Jackson, Ky.) 190?-19??, January 20, 1905, Image 1; digital image from Chroniclingamerica website. Transcribed by Sue Elfving for Combs-Coombs)

Aged Knott County Woman Dies
Aunt Margaret Combs, aged 86, died at the home of her son-in-law, Squire Whittaker, on Rock House creek, Knott County, last week, death resulting from old age and injury in a fall suffered some time ago. She was married three times and survived all her husbands. She was the mother of fourteen children and had probably more than 200 descendants living at the time of her death. She was the mother of state senator John Combs and G. P. Combs, ex-county superintendent of Perry County.


30 Dec 1905. Knott Co., KY Deed. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens who adds: This land was deeded to my great great grandparents, Samuel "Fisty" Combs and Matilda Combs. There were a few words that were not recognizable and I denoted them with a _____?. The words with a (?) after them are words that I was only 99.9% sure. Ido not have the book or page numbers, but will get them soon since I should be making several trips to the area.)

"This Deed between Sam CAMPBELL and Ruthaney CAMPBELL his wife of Perry County and State of KY parties of the first part and Sam Combs and Matlidy Combs of the county of Knott and State of KY of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged do here by sell grantand convey to the party of the second part his heirs and assigns the following described property on C____? tract of land on Troublesome Creek in Knott Co., KY a fork of the KY River and bounded as follows. Beginning on a beachtree opesit the mouth of the drift branch at the lower end of John BEGLEYS farm. Thence north 160 poles to Henry ENGLE line thence with said ENGLE line to Maggard RCHIE'S line tence with said RITCHIE'S line to the mouthof the flat woods hollow thence up troublesome to the uper end of the MillField thence up to the point with said RICHIE _______________ [entire line is missing] to John BEGLEYS line thence down the hill with said BEGLEYS line Troublesome to two beaches and spruce pines oposit where Sam Combsnow lives. Thence up Troublesome to the beginning Coul__?ing one hundredand twenty two acres ____? the _____? patented by Samuel Combs and Ellick WALKER then to Joe HALL thence to Joshua (?) Combs then to Sam CAMPBELL to have and to hold the same with all the app____? then untoto the second party his heris and assigns forever with covenant of general warranty the mineral +c sold to the Slemfo (?) Coal Company is excepted out of the deed and not conveyed herein. In testimony where of witness was signatures this 30th day of Dec 1905."
13 Dec 1906 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: William COMBS; Bride: Rachel COMBS; Date 13 December 1906. Married at Andy SINGLETON's res in Knott Co., KY. Witnesses Henry SINGLETON and Eli John RICHIE. (NOTE: Andy Singleton appears to be the Magistrate of Knott Co.) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
18 Mar 1907 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: James BEVERLY; Bride: Matilda COMBS. Date 18 March 1907. (no other info listed) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
25 Apr 1907 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: Alex MARTIN; Bride: Lindy COMBS; Date 25 April 1907. Married at Andy SINGLETON's res in Knott Co., KY. Witnesses Joseph SINGLETON and Ben EVERIDGE? (NOTE Andy Singleton appears to be the Magistrate of Knott Co.) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
6 May 1907 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Glena FUGATE, daughter of John FUGATE b Breathitt Co. & Ella Combs b Letcher Co.
1 Jun 1907 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: Ballard F COMBS; Bride: Minta PERKINS; Date 1 June 1907; Married Hindman Knott Co., KY; Witnesses Allie COMBS and Kelly J DAY. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
5 Jun 1907 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: George COMBS; Bride:Ellen PIGMAN; Date 5 June 1907. Married at Hindman Knott CoKy. WitnessesAndy COMBS and Margie S (can't read the rest)(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
18 June 1907 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Paul Combs, son of Cullen Combs b Letcher Co. & Sarah SLONE b Knott Co.
19 Aug 1907 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: William COMBS; Bride:Mary A JOHNSON; Date 19 August 1907; Married at Bob JOHNSON's res in Knott Co., KY; Witnesses W M JOHNSON and Wesley BREELEY? (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
8 Sept 1907 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Bert RAMY, son of Sam RAMY b Perry Co. & Parlie Combs b Breathitt Co.
25 Sept 1907 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. ?Jay Combs, son of Ira? Combs b Perry Co. & Malinda HUFF b Breathitt Co.
3 Nov 1907 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Elis Combs, son of Dick Combs b Floyd Co. & Nancy Combs b Floyd Co.
8 Jan 1908 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Cora Combs, daughter of Jack Combs b Emalina & Lizzie TERRIE b Knott Co.
14 May 1908 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) Births Sam HURT, son of Jack HURT b Hazel Green & Nancy Combs b Knott Co.
30 June 1908 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Nancy JENT, daughter of Wash JENT b Knott Co. & Millie Combs b Knott
9 Oct 1908 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Walter Combs, son of Ira Combs b Louisana & Lyda EDMONSON b Knott

NOTED By Alexis Whitney Combs McCoy: My grandfather, Wallace Walter Combs, was born 9 Oct 1908 in Emmalena, Knott Co., KY to Joseph Combs and Lyda Edmonston. I don't know who Ira Combs is but he was not Walter's father. Lyda Edmonston was not born in Knott co., but in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
6 Nov 1908 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Elen Combs, daughter of Lick Combs b Floyd Co. & Luraney THACKER b Knott Co.
19 Dec 1908 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Effie Combs, daughter of Jayson Combs b Knott & Fany Combs b Knott
1909 Knott Co., Ky Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages, Deaths) 1902-1910 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) - Births. Green Combs, son of Daniel Combs b Knott Co. & Polly HANDSHUE b Knott Co.
13 Nov 1909 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: Robert L PIGMAN, Age 22, single, teacher Born in Knott Co., KY, resides in Knott Co., KY, Both parents born in Letcher Co., KY: Bride: Leauah COMBS, Age 20, single, Born in Knott Co., KY, resides in Knott Co., KY, Both parents born in Letcher Co., KY, Date 13 November 1909. Married at Samuel COMBS res in Hindman Knott Co., KY. Witnesses Jdy?COMBS (can't read the other one) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
25 Nov 1909 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: Edwin DANIEL, Age 40, married once before, real estate agent, Birthplaces not listed; Bride: Allie COMBS, Age 26, single, Born in Perry Co., KY, resides in Knott Co., KY, Birthplace of father Perry Co., KY, Birthplace of mother Perry Co., KY. Date 25 November 1909. Married at J W COMBS in Hindman Knott Co., KY Witnesses J W DUKE and Lewis HAYS. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
16 Dec 1909 Knott Co., KY Marriage: Groom: Jason RICHIE, Age 19, single, farmer, Born in Knott Co., KY, resides in Knott Co., KY, Birthplace of father Breathitt Co., KY, Bithplace of mother (marked through); Bride: Margarett COMBS, Age 16, single, Born in Knott Co., KY, resides in Knott Co., KY, Birthplaces of parents (marked through). Date 16 December 1909. Married at Andrew COMBS res in Knott Co., KY. Witnesses Millard RICHIE and D NOBLE. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
To 1910 Knott Co. Ky Records and Knott Co., KY 1910 Census
Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet.

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