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Knott Co., KYwas established in 1884 from Breathitt ,Floyd and Perry Counties, KY.
Knott Co., Ky Records Index
1884-1900 1901-1909
1910 1911-1920
1921- Cemeteries

Please NOTE: 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. Please note that there are many obituaries posted at Gloria's site as well. 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"
1 Feb 1921 Infant: COMBS, Olven ,b. 2-1-1921, Tues. Father: COMBS, Robert, b. 1898, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: YOUNG, Doshia, b. 1905, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: Sallie B. Simpson at Rch. [Richmond] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
01 Jul 1921Kentucky Death Certificate for Seatia Combs: white female. age 80 yrs. occupation: housework. born: 1841 Ky. died: 1 July 1921 Knott Co., Ky of dropsey of hart. buried: Ritchie Semetary 21 July 1921. daughter of Samuel SMITH b Ky & Nancey JONES b Ky. informant: Smuel SMITH of Ritchie, Ky. filed Alexander YOUNG, registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser who adds that Syata [sic] SMITH was the widow of Hiram per 1911 dc of their son, William Daniel) SW: Samuel
22 Dec 1921 Infant: COMBS, Verning, B. 12-22-1921, Thurs. Father: COMBS, Robert, b. 1885, Perry Co., KY, Farmer Mother: HURT, Polyan, b. 1895 Midwife/Physician: Sallie B. Simpson at Car. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
07 Mar 1922 (Knott Co., KY Vital Statistics) Death Certificate. Bud Combs, Sex: male, color or race: white, Widowed, Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Kentucky, Name of father: Wane Combs, birthplace: Kentucky, Maiden name of mother: Anna DOBSON, birthplace: Kentucky, Date of death: 7 Mar 1922, Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever. Place of death: Knott Co. Ky. Place of burial: Dobson Cemetery, 8 Mar 1922, Undertaker: Mrs Bud Combs, address: west, Ky. filed: 4/12, 1922 John D. MARTIN. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs)

Notes: Bud was apparently son of Wayne & Judah Ann DOBSON Combs, but which son was he? (May have been Henry - research in progress) Neither age, nor birth year given. See also the following

8 Mar 1922 Kentucky Death Certificate of Bud Combs, Sex: male, color or race: white, Widowed, Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Kentucky, Name of father: Wane Combs, birthplace: Kentucky, Maiden name of mother: Anna DOBSON, birthplace: Kentucky, Date of death: 7 Mar 1922, Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever. Place of death: Knott Co. Ky. Place of burial: Dobson Cemetery, 8 Mar 1922, Undertaker: Mrs Bud Combs, address: west, Ky. filed: 4/12, 1922 John D. Martin.


22 Jul 1922 Infant: COMBS, Vernie, b. 7-22-1922, Wed. Father: COMBS, Curtis, b. 1901, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: CAUDILL, Lillie, b. 1904, Perry Co., KY Midwife/Physician: Sallie B. Simpson at Rch. [Richmond] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
16 Aug 1922Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 046, Cert 22511, Deathvol 22 Silas Combs white male married age 65 yrs [b ca 1857] occupation: farmer born: (blank) Letcher Co., Ky died: 16 Aug 1922 Knott Co., Ky of tuberculosis of the larynix buried: Letcher Co., Ky 17 Aug 1922 undertaker: Sip Combs of Hidman [Hindman], Ky son of Wes Combs b Ky & Polly HOGG b Ky informant: (blank) filed: 18 Nov 1922 S. NAPIER registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 May 1923 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Cert 14033 Place of death: County: Knott, Vot pct: no 1, Town: Hindman, Full name: Arkill Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: April, 3, 1895, Age: 28 yrs 0 mos 28 days, Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Name of father: Billie Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Martha Young, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Filed: June 2. 1923, Date of death: May 1, 1923, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from April 25, 1923, to May 1, 1923, that I last saw him alive on April 28, 1923 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 10 P.M., Cause of death: Labor Pneumonia, Signed: W.F. Kelley (sic) M.D., May 7, 1923, Address: Hazard, Ky., Place of burial: Richie Cemetery, Date: May 2, 1923, Undertaker: Billie Combs, Address: Richie, KY. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
16 May 1923 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Cert: 14032 Place of death: County: Knott, Vot pct no 1, Inc town: Hindman, City: Tiny Ky., (sic), Full name: Alex Earl Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: May 14, 1921, Age: 1 yr 10 mos 2 days, Birthplace: Hunting, W, Va., Name of father: Alex Combs, Birthplace: Kentucky, Maiden name of mother: Nora Fergason, Birthplace: W,Va., Filed: June 2, 1923, Sarah Nolin (sic), Registrar, Date of death: May 16, 1923, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from May 10, 1923 to May 16, 1923 that I last saw him alive on May 12, 1923, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 10 P.M., Cause of death: Labor Pneumonia, Signed: M. Kelly, M.D., May 19, 1923, Address: Hindman, Ky., Place of burial: Mosely Cemetery, Date of burial: May 17, 1923, Undertaker: Alex Combs, Address: Emmalina, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
9 Jul 1923 Kentucky Death Certificate #26246 of Hite Combs; white, male, widow; age 81 yrs 3 mos 5 ds; born 4 April 1842 Perry Co., Ky; died 9 July 1923 Knott Co., Ky old age; no physian attendence; buried Richie, Ky 10 July 1923 ; son of Mose Combs & Nancey CAMPBELL b Perry Co; informant: Lee Combs of Talcum, Ky; filed 20 Sept 1923 John MARTIN registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: See the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census HH of Nancy CAMPBELL, by whom Moses Combs was father of Hiram Hite Combs-CAMPBELL
16 Jul 1923 Infant: COMBS, Kermit ,b. 7-16, 1923, 2 p.m., Mon. Father: COMBS, Ira, b. 1897, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: FIELDS, Laura, b. 1901, Perry Co., KY Midwife/Physician: F.W. Vetan, M.D. at Sfs. [Sassafras] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
26 Aug 1923 Infant: COMBS, Edith Lee, b. 8-26-1923, 4 a.m., Sun. Father: COMBS, Brax, b. 1895, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: CORNETT, Maude, b. 1896, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: F.W. Vetan, M.D. at Sfs. [Sassafras] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
11 Oct 1923 Knott Co., Marriage: Groom: Killis SMITH, Age 26, single white, farmer, born in Perry Co., KY, resides in Ary Ky, Father Lark SMITH; Mother Liza SMITH; Bride: Myrtie A COMBS, Age 23, single, born in Knott Co., KY, resides in Talcum Ky; Father Henry COMBS; Mother Caroline COMBS; Date 11 October 1923; Married at Talcum Knott Co., KY. Witnesses Ode SMITH, John C COMBS and John STURGILL.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Henry COMBS, son of Matthew & Ann RITCHIE Combs, was married to Caroline SMITH.
17 Nov 1923 Knott Co., Marriage: Groom: Troy B MULLINS, Age 23, single, white, miner, Born in Knott Co., KY. resides in Sassafras, Knott Co; Father Jake MULLINS; Mother Elizabeth MULLINS; Bride: Etta Mae COMBS, Age 17, single, Born in Knott Co., KY. resides in Sassafras, Knott Co; Father Jack COMBS; Mother Lucy COMBS; Date 17 ovember 1923. Married Sassafras in Knott Co KY. Witnesses Mark CORNETT & and Buckhorn ? (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Jack COMBS was Jackson COMBS, son of Jeremiah L. COMBS and Sarah KELLY.
5 Dec 1923 Infant: ALLEN, Mabel Lena, b. 12-5-1923, 12:25 p.m., Wed. Father: ALLEN, John Harlan, b. 1900, Perry Co., KY, coalminer Mother: COMBS, Salley, b. 1901, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D., Anc (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
24 Jan 1924 Infant: COMBS, Ruhama, b. 1-24, 1924, 7 p.m., Thurs. Father: COMBS, Wiley, b. 1884, Tincy, Knott Co., KY, coalminer Mother: COMBS, Armentie, b. 1891, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W.B. Hopkins, M.D., at Anc. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)

Lynda Combs Gipson Notes: I believe this is Wiley COMBS son of Jeremiah COMBS & Rachel PATRICK]
3 May 1924 Infant: COMBS, Arthur, b. 5-3-1924, 9:30 p.m., Sat. Father: COMBS, Spencer, b. 1884, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: MULLINS, Jane, b. 1890 Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: Armelda Smith, at Sfs. [Sassafras] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
28 Jan 1925 Kentucky Death Certificate #01666Sousan Combs. white female, married. age 89 yrs 6 mos 18 ds. occupation: housework. born: 10 June 1835 Breathitt Co., Ky. died: 28 Jan 1925 Knott Co., Ky of old age. buried: Chest---- Grave 29 Jan 1925. undertaker: Wm. MESSER. daughter of Jackey CAMPBELL b Breathitt Co. & Diner SMITH b Perry Co.. informant: Mat Combs of Vest, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Susan CAMPBELL married William Benton Combs of Breathitt Co, KY. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
4 Mar 1925 Kentucky Death Certificate for Sissie Combs: white female married. age 73 yrs 2 mos 2 ds. occupation: housewife. born: 2 Jan 1852 Kentucky. died: 4 Mar 1925 Knott Co., Ky of labor pneumonia. buried: Combs Cemetery 8 Mar 1925. undertaker: Elijah Combs of Lebern, Ky. daughter of John MOORE b Ky & Sussie HIX b Ky. informant: (blank). filed 8 Apr 1925 Sarah NAPIER (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Sissie COMBS is Salina MOORE Combs, wife of Elijah COMBS b ca 1848 Ky. See 1916 Knott Co., KY Marriage of Lawson "Loss" COMBS son of Elijah COMBS & "Sis" COMBS.
3 Apr 1925 Infant: COMBS, Truman, b. 4-3-1925, 8 p.m., Fri. Father: COMBS, Spencer, b. 1886, Knott Co., KY, coal miner Mother: MULLINS, Jane, b. 1897, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W.B. Hopkins, M.D., Sfs. [Sassafras] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
27 Jun 1925 Infant: COMBS, Martha, b. 6-27-1925, 5 p.m, Sat. Father: COMBS, Sam, b. 1879, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: HAMPTON, Bertha, b. 1900, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: Matilda Ashley, at Smt. [Smithboro] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
3 Jul 1925 Infant: COMBS, Ola, b. 7-3-1925, 9 a.m., Fri. Father: COMBS, Chester A., b. 1890, Knott Co., KY, Tipple Worker Mother: COMBS, May, b. 1898, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D., at Anc. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
24 Oct 1925 Knott Co., Marriage: Groom: John ASHBY, no other info listed, Bride:Noma COMBS, no other info listed, Date 24 October 1925, Married in Knott Co., KY, Witnesses Eva MULLINS and Susan MULLINS.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
8 Nov 1925 Infant: COMBS, Kathaleen, b. 11-8-1925, 11 p.m., Sun. Father: COMBS, D. S., b. 1898, Knott Co., KY, coal miner Mother: CORNETT, Vida, b. 1901, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D., at Sfs. [Sassafras] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)

Lynda Combs Gipson Notes: I have D.S. COMBS, son ofJohn COMBS & Elizabeth RITCHIE.
31 Dec 1925 Infant: COMBS, Robert, Jr., b. 12-31-1925, 9 a.m., Thurs. Father: COMBS, Robert S.,b. 1882, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: SMITH, Barbary, b. 1883, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: Mary Smith at Sfs. [Sassafras] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
25 Feb 1926 Infant: COMBS, Stanley, b. 2-25-1926, 11 p.m., Thurs Father: COMBS, Dunk, b. 1888, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: SUMNER, Arlena, b. 1899, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: Matilda Ashley, at Smt. [Smithboro] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)

Lynda Combs Gipson Notes: Arlena SUMNER, 2nd wife of Duncan COMBS. Duncan md. 1st, Ella COMBS, d. 1918 per death certificate
19 Apr 1926 Infant: COMBS, Cynthia, b. 4-19-1926, 10 p.m., Mon Father: COMBS, Grover Cleveland, b. 1885, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: RITCHIE, Sarah, b. 1890 Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D. at Rch. (Richmond] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
4 Jun 1926 Infant: ENGLE, Abrelia, b. 6-4-1926, 6 p.m., Sat. Father: ENGLE, Bethel, b. 1904, Perry Co., KY, coalminer Mother: COMBS, Ollie, b. 1905, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D., Anc. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
19 Jun 1926 Infant: COMBS, Audrie, 6-19-1926, 7 p.m., Sat Father: COMBS, Emory, b. 1886, Knott Co., KY, coalminer Mother:COMBS, Ida, b. 1885, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D. at Anc. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
22 Jun 1926 Infant: COMBS, Irena, b. 6-22-1926, 4 p.m., Tues. Father: COMBS, Willie, b. 1889, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother:COMBS, Austria, b. 1893, Perry Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D., at Sfs. [Sassafras] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
24 Jul 1926 Infant: COMBS, Dallie, b. 7-24-1926, 3 a.m., Sat. Father: None recorded Mother: COMBS, Goson, b. 1892, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: Matilda Ashley, at Smt. [Smithboro] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
18 Aug 1926 Infant: COMBS, Francis Jane, b. 8-18, 1926, 5 p.m., Wed. Father: COMBS, Chester A., b. 1890, Knott Co., KY, Tipple Foreman Mother: YOUNG, Mae, b. 1890, Knott Co., KY Midwife/Physician: W. B. Hopkins, M.D. at Anc. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
6 Sep 1926 Infant: COMBS, Daisy, b. 9-6-1926, 11 a.m., Mon Father: COMBS, Shade, b. 1886, Knott Co., KY, Farmer Mother: JOHNSON, L., b.1906, Knott Co., KY, Midwife/Physician: Matilda Ashley, at Smt. [Smithboro] (Extracted by Combs Researcher Louise Gaskill from Knott Gentlefolks & Flowers of the Forest a publication of the Knott County Historical & Genealogical Society & Library, Inc. Volume 1, Number 3 & 4, 1995)
5 Oct 1926 or 25 Oct 1926 The following person has two Kentucky Death Certificates. This first one has handwritten across it "Original" and below that "Duplicate 26004".

Samuel Combs. cert# 28738. white male married. age: 73 yrs 5 mos 15 ds. occupation: farmer. born: 10 May 1853 Kentucky. died: 25 Oct 1926 Knott Co., Ky of Rheumatisum followed by dilatation of heart. buried: Engle Cemetery 25 Oct 1926. undertaker: Dow Combs of Fisty, Ky. son of Andrew Combs b Ky & Nancy OLIVER b Ky. informant: (blank) of Hindman, Ky. filed (no date) Hattie Combs registar

NOTE: No Samuel Combs of the applicable age has been located as a son of an Andrew Combs in Perry Co., KY records thus far.

(Duplicate):
5 Oct 1926 Kentucky Death Certificate of Samuel Combs. cert# 26004. white male, married. age: 72 yrs. occupation: farmer. born: 1855 Perry Co., Ky. died: 5 Oct 1926 Knott Co., Ky of consumption. buried: (blank) 6 Oct 1926. son of Felix Combs b Ky & (blank) b Ky. informant: Hirm YOUNG of Elic, Ky. filed: Alex YOUNG registar

Notes: See 1860 Perry Co., KY Census HH of Felix Combs. Samuel and wife Matilda Combs are living in Perry Co., KY in 1900 Census. Record of Matilda's 19 Apr 1937 death certificate is below.
29 March 1927 Kentucky Death Certificate: for Dick Combs, white, male, married, retired farmer;Age: 67 yrs 7 ds; Born: 22 Mar 1860 Knott Co., KY; Died: 29 Mar 1927 Knott Co., KY; buried: Vicco, Ky 29 Mar 1927; son of Enock Combs b Knott Co & Nancy SMITH b Knott Co;informant: Mrs. Dick Combs of AnCo., KY. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Kentucky Death Certificate Cert # 06613 Vol 27 of Dick COMBS; White, Male, Married; Occupation: retired farmer; Age: 67 yrs 7 ds; Date of Birth: 22 Mar 1860; Place of birth: Knott Co. Ky; Date of Death: 29 Mar 1927; Place of Death: Knott Co. Ky; Cause of Death: Cerebtal Hemorrhage; Burial Place: Vicco, Ky on 29 Mar 1927; Father: Enock COMBS b Knott Co; Mother: Nancy SMITH b Knott Co Informant: Mrs. Dick COMBS, of Anco, Ky, by W.B. Hopkins; Signed: W.B. Hopkins MD, Anco, Ky; Burial Place: Vicco, Ky; Undertaker: None (Transcribed from microfilm at the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson on 22 August 2007)
10 Nov 1927 Kentucky Death Certificate: Richard COMBS, white, male, married, farmer; Age 52 yrs 2 mos 5 ds; Born: 5 Sept 1875 Knott Co. Ky; Died: 10 Nov 1927 Knott Co., Ky of cancer of liver; buried: Combs Cem. 11 Nov 1927 by Jerry COMBS of Emmalina, Ky; s/o Jerry COMBS b Perry Co., Ky & Polley COMBS b Ky; no informant (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
23 Oct 1928 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics:Certificate of Death, Volume 016 Cert 07514 Deathvol29 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, No: Hazard Hospital Co. Inc., Full name: Lucinda Hale, Residence: Cody Ky., Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: March 31, 1871, Age: 57 yrs 6 mos 22 ds, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Cody Ky., Name of father: Enoch COMBS, Birthplace: Cody Ky., Maiden name of mother: Polly MULLINS, Birthplace: Cody Ky., Filed: 3-1-29, J.P.Boggs, Registrar, Date of death: Oct 23, 1928, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Oct 16, 1928 to Oct 23, 1928 that I last saw her alive on Oct 23, 1928, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 4:23 p.m. (sic), Cause of death: Pralapse uterus (sic), Duration: 5 yrs, Contributory: Uremia, Duration: 4 ds, Where was disease contracted?: Knott Co. Ky., Did an operation precede death?: Yes, Date of Oct 11, 1928, Was there an autopsy?: No, What test confirmed diagnosis?: Clinical, Signed: G. B. Wheeler (sic) M.D., 2.20/1929 (sic), Address: Hazard, Place of burial: Dirk Ky., (sic), Date of burial: Oct 24, 1923, Undertaker: F. W. Bailey, Address: Hazard KY.(Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Note:Enoch COMBS, son of Mason & Matilda WATTS Combs, was married to Nancy STACY. Lucinda's granddaughter states that Polly STACY Mullins was the sister to Enoch's wife Nancy. Polly was married to Jasper MULLINS and listed on the 1870 Letcher Co., Ky Census.
14 Jan 1929 Kentucky DeathCertificate # 03116 Sussane Combs white female, divorced, age 92 yrs 8 mos 4 ds occupation: housewife born: 10 May 1836 Kentucky died: 14 Jan 1929 Knott Co., Ky of labor pneumonia with senility buried: Morgan Cemetery 15 Jan 1929 undertaker: Claibern Combs of Emmalina, Ky daughter of John L. Combs b Ky & Polley MOSELY b Ky. "Personal and Statisticl Particulars", question 5a: "If married, widowed, or divorced HUSBAND of (or) WIFE of:" Perl [or Brl] FULLER. informant: (blank) filed 2- Feb Rhoda C. KELLY, registar. (Combs researcher Debi Houser) See same record below.

14 Jan 1929 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, vol: 7 cert: 3116 Place of death: County: Knott, City: Emmalina Ky., Full name: Sussana Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Divorced, If married, widowed or divorced Husband of or wife: Perl (sic) FULLER, Date of birth: May 10, 1836, Age: 92 yrs 8 mos 4 ds, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Kentucky, Name of father: John L. Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Polley MOSELY, Birthplace: Ky., Filed: Feb 29, 19 (no more), Rhoda C. KELLY, Registrar, Date of death: Jan 14, 1929, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Jan 14, 1929 to Jan 14, 1929 that I last saw her alive on Jan 14, 1929, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 8 P.M., Cause of death: Labor Pneumonia with Senility. Duration: 5 ds, Signed: M.H. KELLEY (sic) M.D., Feb 1, 1929, Address: Hindman, Ky., Place of burial: Morgan Cemetery, Date of burial: Jan 15, 1929, Undertaker: Claibern Combs, Address: Emmalina, Ky., Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs

Notes: Semi-duplicate transcriptions. The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census includes a John L. and Polly Combs with a daughter, Susanna, age 6 (b ca 1844), and in 1860, In 1860, Susan is age 16 in the HH of her widowed mother, Polly. John L. Combs was the son of Jeremiah "Long Jerry" Combs (Perry KY Records). According to The Combes Genealogy, his wife, Polly Ann was the daughter of "old Shade Combs." About their daughter, Susanna, he writes: "Susan, m. Bunt, son of Elijah FULLER; later, a Combs." He makes no mention of any MOSELEY marriage.
8 March 1929 Kentucky Death Certificate:Lloyd Combs, white, male, single;age: 11 yrs 2 mos 15 ds; born: 21 Dec 1917 Knott Co., Ky; died: 8 March 1929 Perry Co., Ky of double pneumonia; buried: Sassafras Cem 9 March 1929;son of Shade Combs (dec) b Knott Co. Ky & Sara RITCHIE (dec) b Knott Co. Ky; informant: Uncle Willie Combs of Sassafras, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1930 CENSUS KNOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 Submitted by Jessie Coe Combs
235 Jerry "Tight" COMBS head O $1900 m w 98 m 20 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm Vet Civil War
July Ann wife f w 85 m __ KY KY KY
Mary Ann dau f w 45 s KY KY KY
Puis son m w 53 s KY KY KY
Earl gr son m w 14 s KY KY KY
Bentley "Old" COMBS son m w 55 m 20 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
Mary wife f w 52 m 18 KY KY KY
Clarence gr son m w 9 s KY KY KY
Ernest gr son m w 6 s KY KY KY
Ruth gr dau f w 3 s KY KY KY

NOTE: See Perry County Cemetery Page for burials
31 Aug 1931 Kentucky Death Certificate: Jeremiah Combs of Emmalina,Ky; white, male, married, farmer; Age: 73 yrs, 8 mos; Spouse: Rachel PATRICK; Born: Nov 1858 Perry Co., Ky; Died: 31 Aug 1931 Knott Co., Ky; son of Wesley Combs b Perry Co. Ky & Polly PATTON b Ky; buried Knott Co., Ky 1 Sept 1931 by G. W. NICHOLSON of Hazard, Ky; informant: John W. Combs of Glomour, Ky; signed by Herman T. Combs, M.D. of Emmalina, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
4 Jan 1932 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 009 Cert 04079 Deathvol 32 of John M. COMBS: Male, White, Single; Age: 2 years 8 months 24 days; Occupation: None; Place of Death: Softshell, Knott Co. Ky.; Birth Date: (blank); Place of Birth: Ky; Spouse: none; Father: Travis COMBS, born in Ky.; Mother: Martha SMITH, born in Ky; Informant: Travis COMBS; Death Date: 4 Jan 1932; Cause of Death: Diphtheria; Signed: M. F. Kelly MD, Hindman, Ky; Burial Place: Combs Cemetery; Undertaker: Travis COMBS, Softshell, Ky.; (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 21 April 2003)

Lynda Combs Gipson's Note: John's father, Travis COMBS was the son of Elijah Combs and Salina Sissie Moore.
12 Jun 1932 Kentucky Death Certificate #14375 of Simeon Combs white male widow; age 92 yrs; occupation: famer [farmer?]; born: Ky died: 12 June 1932 Knott Co., Ky of carbunkles boils; buried: Gayheart 13 June 1932; son of Andrew Combs b Ky & Katy FELTNER b Ky; no informant listed; filed Alex YOUNG (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Simeon was probably son of Andrew and Polly [sic] FELTNER (See 1850 Perry Co., KY Census)
26 Aug 1932 Kentucky Death Certificate for Andy Combs, white male, married, age 72 yrs 7 mos 27 ds, born 29 Dec 1859 Perry County, Ky, died 26 Aug 1932 Knott County, Ky, died of infected leg; injury to leg by falling, son of Andy Combs b Ky and Cloie Combs b Perry Co., buried Fisty, Ky 27 Aug 1832, informant Pete BROWNING. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser. Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs adds: Indexed under 1933, not 1932. Vol: 015, Cert: 07234, D. Vol: 33)

Notes: No Andrew & Chloe Combs are found in the 1860 Perry Co KY census. The only Chloe on the 1860 Perry Co., KY Census was the wife of Felix, but no Andrew is in that household either.
10 Jan 1933 Kentucky Death Certificate William Combs, white, male, widowed, mines track? man;resides: Lebern, Ky; age: 37 yrs 5 mos 5 ds; born: Ky; died: 10 Jan 1933 Lebern, Knott Co., Ky of gunshot wound; suicide; buried: Lebern, Ky 11 Jan 1933 b H. ENGLE of Hazard, Ky; son of Fielden Combs b Ky & Sylvina ENGLE b Ky; informant: Irving THACKER of Lebern, Ky. (Death Certificate transcribed by Debi Houser)
13 Jan 1933 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 044 Cert 21666 Deathvol 33 Place of death: County: Knott, Full name: Rachel Combs, Residence no: Emmalina, Color or race: White, Marital status: Widow, Spouse name: Widow of Jerry Combs, Age: 74, Occupation: Housekeeper, Fathers name: James PATRICK, Birthplace: Emalena Ky., Maiden name of mother: Rachel PATRICK, Birthplace: Emmalena Ky., Burial: Carrie Ky., Date: Jan 14, 1933, Filed: Sept 10, 1933, Sam Ritchie Registrar, Date of death: Jan 13, 1933, Cause of death: Old age, Rumatism. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
22 Feb 1933 Kentucky Death CertificateVolume 034 Cert 16562 Deathvol 37 for MALVERY COMBS: Residence RITCHIE; Female, White, Married; Age: (blank); Usual Residence: Ritchie, Knott Co. Ky; Occupation: Housekeeper; Place of Death: Ritchie, Knott Co. Ky.; Birth Date: May 16, 1892; Place of Birth: Ritchie, Ky; Father: George HURT, b. in Grigsby, Knott Co. Ky Mother: Lucinda JONES, b. Stacy, Knott Co. Ky.; Informant: (blank); Death Date: Feb 22, 1933; Cause of Death: Tuberculosis; Signed: J. W. Duke, Hindman, Ky.; Burial Place: Ritchie; Buried By: Harve Engle, Hazard, Ky. (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 27 Dec 2005)
12 Jan 1935 Kentucky Death Certificate: Cora COMBS:Place of death: County: Knott, Vot pct: 16; Residence: Cordia Ky., Sex: F., Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Name of husband: Mike Combs, Deceased date of birth: Feb 27, 1907, Age: 27 yrs 10 mos 18 ds, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Fathers name: Robert McKee, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Joan McKee, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Informant: Robert McKee, Address: Cordia Ky., Burial: Youngs, Date: Jan 13, 1935, Filed: Feb 5, 1934 (JCC comment: wrong date here?/should be Feb 5, 1935), Ewell Dobson registrar, Date of death: Jan 12, 1935, Cause of death: Dropsy (JCC comment: not other info on cert). (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs GipsonTranscribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
9 Feb 1935 Kentucky Death Certificate #7432 for Nancy COMBS: white, widow, female, Age: 86 yrs 4 mos 27 ds;born: 12 Sept 1848 Ky; died: 9 Feb 1935 Knott Co., Ky; buried: Littcarr, Ky 11 Feb 1935; daughter of Simeon FRANCIS b Littcarr, Ky & Cosie SMITH b Littcarr, Ky; informant: Alvin COMBS of Littcarr, Ky.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
11 Feb 1935 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 015 Cert 07422 Deathvol 35 Place of death: County: Knott, Full name: Cardia Miller, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Age: 8 mos, Birthplace: Kentucky, Fathers name: Elisha Miller, Birthplace: Knott Co., Ky., Mothers maiden name: Mary Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co., Ky., Informant: Elisha Miller, Address: Tina, Ky., Burial: Everidge, Date: Feb 10, 1935, Undertaker: Elisha Miller, Address: Tina, Ky., Filed: April 10, 1935, Registrar: Rhoda (sic) C. Kelley. Date of death: Feb 11, 1935, I hereby certifty that I attended deceased from Feb 9, 1935 to Feb 11, 1935, I last saw her alive on Feb 9, 1935, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above. Cause of death: Measels with complications of Pneumonia. Signed: M. F. Kelley M.D. Address: Hindman, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
16 Dec 1935 Kentucky Death Certificate # 30798 Geo. B. Combs; reside: Mousie, Knott Co., Ky; white male widowed; age 78 yrs; born: not given, Knott Co., Ky; died: 16 Dec 1935 Knott Co., Ky of old age & infirmities; buried: Mousie, Ky 19 Dec 1935 by G. D. RYAN of Martin, Ky; son of not given; informant: Daughty Combs of Garrett, Ky; filed 10 jan 1936 Estelle TAYLOR registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: The above George B. Combs, b ca 1857, was probably George Barlow Combs, son of Biram and Hannah OWENS Combs of Letcher (that part which became Knott?), and father of the above informant, Daughty Combs. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
8 Feb 1936 Saturday edition of The Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, Ohio) submitted by Setys Combs-Kelly with additions by Deb Coombs

Mountaineer, 107, Wants Pretty And Hard Working Wife

Jenkins, Ky., --The matrimony bee still buzzes in the ear of Uncle Jerry Combs, 107 years old, who claims to be the oldest man in Kentucky.
Uncle Jerry, whose first wife died several years ago at the age of 97, has laid down some exacting standards that his second wife, if he can find her, must meet.

She must be young, good looking, a good worker--

But let Uncle Jerry tell you.

"Now, the woman of my choice must be plump, handsome, and a hard worker. She must be willing to help me share the blessings that ought to come to me in old age.

In turn I promise to make that woman's life happy. I'm an easy going man, always looking on the brighter side of life. I'm affectionate; I'm sincere; I'll do my part and more. In turn, the girl of that description gets all my money and property at my death."

There have been some applicants since Uncle Jerry decided to remarry. He owns many acres of lands along Troublesome Creek in Knott County that are said to be rich in minerals. He has a comfortable income.

It's the fresh mountain air and plenty of proper exercise that has carried Uncle Jerry past the century mark, he will tell you. He eats and drinks moderately.

"I never worry about anything," he says.

One day Uncle Jerry walked 10 miles to the home of his oldest son, John, now 80. He walked back, too, over icy roads.

Not so many years ago, Uncle Jerry was considered a crack shot with his squirrel gun. He still can shoot accurately.

Note: This is "Tight" Jerry Combs.
14 May 1936 Kentucky Death Certificate #33627 of Nicholas Combs; white male married; age: 69 yrs; occupation: famer; Spouse: Susie Combs; born: 10 Feb 1867 Ky; died: 14 May 1936 Knott Co., Ky of gangreen & bad heart; buried: Tolever? Cem 15 May 1936 son of Andy Combs b Ky & Miami Combs b ky informant: Susie Combs filed: 6 Jan 1937 Henry BLAIR registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Who is this? Not found on 1880 Perry
28 Jul 1936 Kentucky Death Certificate #30509 of Jeremiah Combs; white male widowed; age 101 yrs 3 mos 14 ds; born Ky; died 28 July 1936 Emmalina, Knott Co., Ky of senility & pneumonia; son of Jerry Combs, Sr. b. Perry County & May WALKER b Perry County; informant John Combs of Lothaier?, Ky; buried Emmalina, Ky; undertaker G. W. NICHOLSON of Hazard, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

28 Jul 1936 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 062 Cert 30509 Deathvol 36 Place of death: County: Knott, City: Emmalina, Ky., Full name: Jeremiah COMBS Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Widower, Age: 101 yrs 3 mos 14 days, Occupation: None, Birthplace: Kentucky, Name of father: Jony (sic) COMBS, Sr. Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: May WALLES (sic), Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Informant: John COMBS, Address: Lothair, Ky., Burial: Emmalina, Ky., Undertaker: G.W. NICHALSAN, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: Dec 15, 1936, Rhoda C. KELLEY, Registrar, Date of death: July 28, 1936, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from July 24, 1936 to July 28, 1936 I last saw him alive on July 28, 1936 death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 8 P.M., Cause of death: Senility & Pneumonia, Signed: M. F. KELLEY. M.D., Address: Hindman, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Note: both transcriptions posted; there are differences in the transcriptions
11 Aug 1936 Kentucky Death Certificate #20948 of Dutchman Combs; white male married; resides: Decoy, Knott Co., Ky; age: 72 yrs [b ca 1864]; occupation: farmer; Spouse: Rosette Combs; born: Knott Co., Ky; died: 11 Aug 1936 Breathitt Co., Ky of _____; ____ heart disease; cerebral; ___; buried: Decoy, Ky 12 Aug 1936 by W. E. BLACK of Jackson, Ky; son of Wayne Combs b Ky & Juda DOBSON b Ky; informant: Dan Combs of Decoy, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser

Notes: son of Wayne Combs (b 15 Mar 1833, d 23 Aug 1927), and Juda Ann DOBSON (b 5 May 1834 [sic], d 2 Nov 1925). Juda's middle name provided by her gg-granddaughter Sue STACY. Wayne and Juda are buried in the Bradley/Hale Cemetery, and Duchman in the Stone/Howard Cemetery (See Quicksand Cemeteries). See these same cemetery records re possible conflict as to whether Duchman was a.k.a. William Combs; i.e., a Bill Combs is listed as having been born 11 May 1969, d 29 Aug 1836, double headstone with Rosanna Combs, born 13 Jun 1875, d 26 Nov 1859. Separately listed is Duchman Combs, born 1 May 1865, also d 29 Aug 1936. The 1870 Perry Co., KY census includes Andrew Combs, age 2, and William Combs, age 1, in household of Wayne and Juda. The 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census includes Andrew, age 12, and William, age 10. No older sons are in either household.
25 Sept 1936 Kentucky Death Certificate Daniel Combs; white, male, married, miner; Age 62 yrs 13 ds; Spouse: Polly Combs; Born 12 Aug 1874 Ky; Died: 25 Sept 1936 Knott Co., Ky; son of Frank Combs b Ky & Sallie ALLEN b Ky; informant: Polly Combs. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
8 Dec 1936 Kentucky Death Certificate #33616 of Kenus Combs Sr.; white male married; age: 79 yrs 11 mos 14 ds; occupation: farming; Spouse: Nancy GIBSON; born: 25 Dec 1856 Ky; died: 8 Dec 1936 Knott Co., Ky; buried: ________ Cem. 10 Dec 1936; son of Barm Combs b Ky & Hanah OWENS b Ky; informant: J. F. Combs of Mousie, Ky; filed 10 Nov 1936 J. F. Combs for Elijah Owens, registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
14 March 1937 Kentucky Death Certificate: John Combs of Cordia, Ky where he resided for 58 yrs 2 mos 10 ds; white, male, married, farmer; Age 58 yrs 2 mos 10 ds; Spouse Melissa GRIGSBY; Born 6 Feb 1879 Cordia, Ky; Died 14 March 1937 Cordia, Knott Co., Ky of liver trouble; buried by E. R. Combs of Cordia?, Ky; son of Simpson Combs b Cordia, Ky & Abbie GAYHART b Cordia, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
19 Apr 1937 Kentucky Death Certificate #14125 of Matilda Combs white female widow; age 82 yrs 3 mos 24 ds; wife of Samuel Combs; born 25 Dec 1855 Ky; died 19 April 1937 Knott Co., Ky of senility & labor pneumonia; daughter of William YOUNG b Ky & Polly McINTIRE; b Ky; informant Drew Combs of Emmaline, Ky; buried Combs Cem. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Samuel died in Knott Co., KY in Oct. 1926 (see above.) Samuel and Matilda Combs are living in Perry Co., KY in 1900 Census.
19 May 1937 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Volume 029 Cert 14124 Deathvol 37, Place of Death: County: Knott, Vot Pct: Rock Fork, Inc. Town: Bolyn, Ky, Full Name: Jerry Combs, Residence no: Bolyn , Ky. Sex: Male, Color or Race: White, Marital status: Married, Spouses name: Unia Combs, Date of birth: Apr, 8-1891, Age: 46 yrs 1 month 11 days, Occupation: Soldier, Industry: In U.S. Army, Date deceased last worked at this occupation: 1-12-1931, Total time (years) spent in this occupation: about 11 yrs, Birthplace: Hindman, Ky., Fathers name: Fielden Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Mothers maiden name: Silvana ENGLE, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Reece BOLEN, Address; Bolyn, Ky., Burial: Bolyn Ky., Date: May 20, 1937, Undertaker: Robert S. BOLEN [written under name was, "not licensed"]. Address Bolyn, Ky., Filed: May 31, 1937. Registrar: J.T. Combs, Date of death: May 19, 1937, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from May 18, 1937 to May 18, 1937. I last saw him live on May 18,1937, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 10 A.M. Cause of death: Apoplexy May 17, 1937 (Paralysis). Signed: Mark DEMPSEY M.D. Address: Garrett Ky. (Death Record Donated by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson; Transcribed and posted by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
4 Sep 1938 Kentucky Death Certificate #22606: Cullen COMBS white, married, male occupation: farmer resides: Pine Top, Ky Age: 60 yrs 5 mos 25 ds Spouse: Pollyan COMBS Born: 9 Mar 1878 Ky Died: 4 Sept 1938 Knott Co., Ky of paralysis buried: Leburn 6 Sep 1938 son of Quinn COMBS b Ky & Polly FRANKLIN b Ky informant: Myrtel COMBS of Pine Top, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
5 Sep 1938 Kentucky Death Certificate #14870 of Pus Combs [index says Pres, but name looks like Pus]; white female single; resides: Emmalena, Ky; age: 66 yrs; born: 1872 Knott [sic] Co., Ky; died: 16 June 1938 Knott Co., Ky Homicide-knocked in the head; buried: Knott Co., Ky by Engle Undertakers; daughter of Jerry Combs b Ky & Juleyan Combs b Ky; informant: Grant Combs of Hazard, ky; filed 5 July 1938 Rhoda C. KELLEY (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: No "Pus" or "Pres" Combs appear in the 1880 Perry Co, KY Census HH of Jeremiah and Julia Ann Combs Combs, but the above Grant may have been her brother, and she appears to have been their daughter, Tapinocea, a.k.a. Tippecanoe Combs, b ca 1871 according to the 1880 census.
16 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate # 13176: Maneuell COMBS, resides Anco, (Knott Co) Ky; white, male, married, coal miner;age 43 yrs;Spouse: Martha COMBS; Born:Knott Co., KY ;Died 16 Mar 1939 Perry Co., KY , died suddenly, entire body crushed. Slate fall - while at work. Buried: Richie, KY 17 Mar 1939 by Engle ___ & Howe Co. of Hazard, Ky;son of Richard COMBS b Knott Co., KY & Nancy MARTIN b Knott Co., KY; informant: Thomas COMBS of An Co., KY. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
11 Jan 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 004 Cert 01964 Deathvol 40 for SARAH COMBS: Female, White, Widow; Age: 83 yrs 4 days; Place of Death: Vot Pct #4, Knott Co. Ky.; Birth Date: 7 Jan 1847; Place of Birth: Ky.; Father: Adam ALLEN, born in Ky.; Mother: Myma GAYHEART; Informant: Sam COMBS, Elmrock, Ky.; Death Date: 11 Jan 1940; Cause of Death: Pneumonia, no doctor; Signed: (blank); Burial Place: Smith Cemetery, Elmrock; Undertaker: looks like W.M. Compton (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 30 Aug 2004)

Lynda Combs Gipson's Note The Ky Death Index on line was way off on this name, they have her last name as CASSEHL.
31 Oct 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate #2299 Sissie Combs: resides Softshell, Knott Co., KY ; female, white, married, house wife;age 50 yrs;Spouse George Combs, age 67;born 20 Apr 1890 Knott Co;died 31 Oct 1940 Leburn, Knott Co., KY ;daughter of George Stamper b Knott & Lizzie Thacker b Knott Co;informant:George Combs, Vest, Ky; buried Leburn 1 Nov 1940 by family.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 Jan 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #2300 Louisa Beverly: resides Sassafras, Knott Co., KY; female, white, married, house wife;age 55 yrs; Spouse: Henry Beverly age 62; born 1885 Smithsboro, Ky; died 1 Jan 1941 Sassafras, Knott Co., KY of pneumonia; daughter of Jack Combs b Smithsboro, Ky & Elizabeth Ashley b Smithsboro, Ky; informant: Henry Beverly, Sassafras, Ky; buried Amburgy, Ky 3 Jan 1941. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
26 Jan 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate for Rhoda COMBS white, female, widowed house work resides Smithsboro, Knott Co., Ky age: 77 yrs born: 7 Feb 1863 Knott Co., Ky died: 26 Jan 1941 Smithsboro, Knott Co., Ky of general dibility, one year standing buried: Smithsboro 28 Jan 1941 d/o Robert S. CORNETT b Knott Co. & Adaline BRASHEAR b Perry Co Ky informant: Kelle STURGILL of Smithsboro, Ky (Transcribed by Debi Houser)

Note: Rhoda CORNETT was married to Spencer COMBS s/o William L. & Margaret KELLY Combs
25 Jul 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Dvol:41, Vol:042, Cert.: 20821 Registration dist no. 1170, Primary reg dist no. 2475, Place of death, County: Perry. City: Hazard, name of hospital: Hazard Hospital Co. Full Name: Lula Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race; White, Marital status: Married, Name of husband: Monroe Combs, Age: 62, Birth date: Dec 2, 1889, Age: 50 yrs 7 months 2 days, Birthplace: Knott County, Occupation: Housewife, Name of father: ADKINS (sic, no other information), Informant: Eveline Combs, address: Hindman [Knott Co], Ky. Burial: Hindman, Ky. date: 7-25, 1941, Signature of funeral home: Engle Funl, Address: hazard, Ky. date. 8-18-41 (first name scribbled bad) S. JOHNSON, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky, County: Knott, Town: Hindman, Date of death: 7-24-1941, Cause: Shock, Contributory: Mechanical intestine obstruction due to large gall stone trooding (sic) through gall bladder into duadnum (sic), Signed: R.L. Collins M.D. Address: Hazard, Ky. date: 8/18/41 (Transribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
8 Aug 1941 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 042 Cert 20831 Deathvol 41 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hosp Co., Full name: Susie A. Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Birthdate: Feb 21, 1941, Age: 5 mos, Birthplace: Knott Co., Ky., Name of father: Herbert Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Ursula Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky., Informant: Herbert Combs, Address: Emmalena, Ky., Burial: Knott Co., Date: 8/10/41, Funeral director: Engle und, Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/19/1941, Kathryn S. Johnson, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Knott, City: Emmalena, Date of death: Aug 9, 1941, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 8/9/1941 to 8/9/1941 that I last saw her alive on 8/9/1941 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 11:00 A.M., (sic), Cause of death: Bacillary dysentary, Duration: 8 days, Due to: Diahrehia and dehydration (sic), Signed: J.E. Hagan M.D., Address: Hazard Ky., Date: 8/19/1941. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
21 Feb 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #9531: Lewis GAYHEART white, married, male occupation: merchant resides: Softshell, Knott Co., Ky Age: 41 yrs 9 mos 1 ds Spouse: Nealy GAYHEART age 36 yrs Born: 20 Mar 1900 Knott Co., Ky Died: 21 Feb 1942 Softshell, Knott Co., Ky of heart attack buried: Wiley Fork 22 Feb 1942 by E. H. HOWARD son of Lee GAYHEART b Knott Co., Ky & Lain COMBS informant: Essie GAYHEART of Soft Shell, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
14 Apr 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #9532 Robert COMBS white, married, male occupation: minister resides: rural Knott Co., Ky Age: 72 yrs Spouse: Mary age 62 Born: b 8 Sep 1869 Perry Co., Ky Died: 14 Apr 1942 Carrie, Knott Co., Ky buried: Carrie 15 Apr 1942 by Engle & Howe of Hazard, Ky son of Nick COMBS b Perry Co. & Salley CORNETTE b Perry Co. informant: Chas COMBS of Carrie, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

14 Apr 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 020 Cert 09532 Deathvol 42 of ROBERT COMBS: Residence KNOTT; White, Male, Married; Occupation: minister; Usual Residence: Rural Knott Co., Ky; Age: 72 yrs; Spouse: Mary age 62; Born: 8 Sep 1869 Perry Co., Ky; Died: 14 Apr 1942 Carrie, Knott Co., Ky; Buried: Carrie 15 Apr 1942 by Engle & Howe of Hazard, Ky; Father: Nick COMBS b Perry Co. Ky.; Mother: Salley CORNETTE b Perry Co. Ky.; Informant: Chas COMBS, Carrie, Ky (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 22 May 2004)
16 Jul 1943 Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death Volume 010 Cert 04913 Deathvol 44: Place of death: County: Knott, City: Anco, Ky., Full name: Anderson Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Polly Ann Combs, Age of spouse: 68, Birth date of deceased: April 28, 1870, Age: 73 yrs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Occupation: Farmer, Name of father: Jack Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Mary YOUNG, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Mrs Anderson Combs, Address: AnCo., KY., Burial: AnCo., KY, Date: 7-18, 1943, Undertaker: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky., Date of death: 7-16, 1943, Cause of death: Heart failure, Due to: Chronic Passive Congestion Angina Peltoris & Hypertension. Signed: J.R. AKERS (sic) M.D., Address: AnCo., KY., Date: Feb 16, 1944. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Notes: Anderson Combs is found in the 1870 and 1880 Perry Co, KY HH of his parents, Jackson and Mary Ann YOUNG Combs.
10 Aug 1943 Kentucky Death Certificate #2174 Mrs. Dicy PIGMAN COMBS white, married, female occupation: housewife Resides: Sassafras, Knott Co., Ky Age: 69 yrs 7 mos 10 ds Spouse: Rev. W. G. COMBS Born: 30 Dec 1874 Knott Co., Ky Died: 10 Aug 1943 Sassafras, Knott Co., Ky of heart failure buried: Cornett Hill Cem. 11 Aug 1943 by Maggard Funeral Home of Hazard daughter of Brax PIGMAN b Knott Co., Ky & Lucinda ADAMS b Knott Co., Ky informant: Clarence COMBS of Hazard, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
9 Dec 1943 Kentucky Death Certificate #16576 Canzella COMBS white, married, female occupation: Housewife Resides: Topmost, Knott Co., Ky Age: 43 yrs, 2 mos 24 ds Spouse: Mont COMBS age 39 yrs Born: 15 Sep 1900 Knott Died: 9 Dec 1943 Lackey, Knott Co., Ky of Uremia buried: Topmost, Ky 12 Dec 1944 daughter of Pharoah HALL b Floyd Co., Ky & Della MULLINS b Wise, Virginia informant: Mrs. Dallas MAY of Topmost, Ky.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Canzella has two death certificates, the one above and cert. no. 18473 which has the exact info on it as the above minus "uremia" (left blank) and the filed date has been filled in on the the 2nd one where it is blank on the above certificate.
16 Mar 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate #12236 Rev. Watson G. COMBS white, widowed, male occupation: farmer Resides: Sassafras, Knott Co., Ky Age: 70 yrs 3 mos 14 ds Spouse: Dicie PIGMAN Combs Born: 1 Dec 1873 Knott Died: 16 May (crossed out and Mar written above) 1944 Knott Co., Ky buried: Cornet Hill 18 Mar 1944 by Maggard Funeral Home of Hazard, Ky son of Riley COMBS b Ky & Sally FRANCIS b Ky informant: Ira H. COMBS of Hazard, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
18 Jun 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate #16578 Carrie WATTS white, married, female occupation: house wife resides: rural Sassfras, Knott Co., Ky Age: 59 yrs 9 mos 0 ds Spouse: Clifton WATTS age 58 yrs born: 18 Sep 1884 May, KY died: 18 Jun 1944 Knott Co., Ky of shock; crushed pelvis with ruptured ___; car accident buried: Cornett Hill 20 Jun 1944 by Maggard of Hazard, Ky daughter of Bill FRANKLIN b Knott Co. & Nancy Anne COMBS b Knott Co. informant: Clifton WATTS of Sassafrass (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi HOUSER)
20 Nov 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 056 Cert 27647 Deathvol 44 Place of death: County: Knott, City or town: Tina Ky. Rural, Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Knott, City or town: Tina Rural, Full name: Amelee Amburgey, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Birth date of deceased: Nov 11, 1944, Age: 9 ds, Birthplace: Tina Knott Co Ky., Name of father: Otto Amburgey, Birthplace: Knott Co Ky., Mothers maiden name: Arrina Combs, Birthplace: Knott Co Ky., Informant: Rhod= a Hicks, Address: Tina Ky., Burial or cremation: Place: Tina Ky., 11-21-1944, Funeral dir: None - Friends, Address: Tina Ky., Date rcvd by reg: Dec 8, 1944, Registrar: Ida Linuigstno, Rose B. Craft Acting, Date of death: Nov 20, 1944, Cause of death: Congenital weakness, Due to: Prematurity, No physician present, Signature: J.W.Duke M.D., Address: Hindman, Ky., Date: 12/8/44. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
12 Dec 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate #27644: Clarinda GAYHEART COMBS white, married, female Occupation: housewife Resides: Vest, Knott Co., Ky Age: 78 yrs 10 mos 27 ds Spouse: John S. COMBS age 80 Born: 15 Jan 1866 Knott Co., KY Died: 12 Dec 1944 Vest, Knott Co., Ky of pneumonia buried: 1944 by family and friends daughter of Sylvester GAYHEART b Knott Co., Ky & Dorothy GRIGSBY b Knott Co., Ky informant: (blank) of Hindman, Ky, (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
Nov. 1945 Hindman News, Knott Co., KY (newspaper) "Mr. and Mrs. Beckham Combs and their two children, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Combs and their daughter Kate, and Mr. Paul BLESSINGS spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. W.T. HATCHER at Lackey." (Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens)

Nov. 1945. Hindman News, Knott Co., KY (newspaper) "Discharged Servicemen: Vest; Ernest Combs, Bolyn; Watson Combs" (Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens)
18 Mar 1945 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 014 Cert 06715 Deathvol 45 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital: Hazard Hosp., Full name: Arminda Reedy, Sex: F., Color or race: W., Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: E.A. Reedy, Age: 56 yrs, Birthplace: Ky., Occupation: Housewife, Name of father: Samuel Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Mothers maiden name: Christeen Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: E.A. Reedy, Address: Amburgy, Date: 3/21/1945, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky., Filed: 3/21/1945, O Deaton (sic) Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., Co: Knott, City: Amburgy, Date of death: Mch 18, 1945, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Mar 7, 1945 to Mar 18, 1945 that I last saw her alive on Mar 18, 1945, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 6:00 P.M., Cause of death: Coronary oclusion, Due to: Hypertensive unreadable) heart disease, (rest unreadable, faded out). (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
9 March 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate Williams MULLINS, white, male, widowed, farmer;Resides: Combs, Perry Co. KY; Age: 86 yrs; Born: Woolf Co.; Died: 9 March 1946 Sassafras, Knott Co., KY; buried: Trace? Fork Cem (Perry Co) [sic] 11 Mar 1946 by L. Riley TOWNSEND of Hazard, Ky;son of Robert Combs b Va & Sally An MULLINS b Va; Informant: Mrs. J. L. MIDLEY of Combs, Ky. (Death Certificate transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
15 Apr 1946 Commonwealth of Kentucky Deaprtment of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death: Volume 020 Cert 09851 Deathvol 46 Place of death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Name of hospital or institution: Hazard Hospital, Full name: Racheel Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: W, Marital status: (blank), Name of spouse: Aster Combs, Age of spouse: 46, Birth date of deceased: 19000 (sic), Age: 48, Birthplace: Knott Co, Usual occupation: House Wife, Name of father: Brice Shephard, Birthplace: Knott Co, Maiden name of mother: Martha Boylin, Birthplace: Knott Co., Informant: Aster Combs, Address: Richey, Ky., Burial: Holliday cem, Date: April 17, 1946, Funeral dir: L. Riley Townsend, Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 4-16-46, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Knott, City: Richey, Date of death: April 15,1946, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from April 11,1946 to April 15,1946 that I last saw her alive on April 15, 1946 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9:30 A.M., Cause of death: Peritinitis (sic), Duration: 4 days, Due to: Ruptured bladder fractured pelvis ribs collar bone & (sic can't read scribbled to bad), Major findings of operation: Ruptured bladder, If death was due to external causes, fill in the following: Accident: Accident, Date of occurence: April 11th, Where did injury occur?. Public highway, Signature: J.E. Hagan M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 4/16/46. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
18 May 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate #11625 Barm Combs; resides: Hindman, Knott Co., Ky; white male married; age 65 yrs; occupation: farmer; Spouse Polly STAMPER Combs age 55; born: 1881 Knott Co., Ky; died: 18 May 1946 Knott Co., Ky of pneumonia; buried: Knott Co 20 May 1946 by Riley TOWNSEND of Hazard, Ky; son of Boone Combs b Vest, Knott Co. & Goldie MOORE b Mousie, Knott Co.; informant: Olkey Combs of Hindman, Ky; filed: 31 May 1946 Mrs. Rose B. CRAFT registar.

Notes: Biram "Barm" Combs' father, Boone, was the son of Biram and Hannah OWEN Combs.
21 Sept 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate Sam Combs of Sassafrass, Rural, Knott Co., Ky; white, male, married; Age: 66 yrs 8 mos 19 ds; Spouse Bertha Combs age 46; Born: 2 Jan 1880 Knott Co. Died: 21 Sept 1946 Safrass, Knott Co., Ky; buried. Cornett Hill 25 Sept 1946 by Maggard & Blair Funeral Home of Hazard, Ky; son of Riley Combs b Knott Co & Sara FRANKLING b Knott Co; informant: Raymond Combs of Sassafras (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
13 Nov 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate: Shade Combs of Lackey?, Knott Co. Ky; white, male, widowed; Age: 64 yrs; ocupation: Ky West Gas Co.; Spouse: Alice TACKET age 40; Born 13 Nov 1882 Pine Top, KY; Died: 13 Nov 1946 Lackey?, Knott Co., Ky of cerebral hemorrhage; buired: Leburn, Ky 15 Nov 1946 by G.? D. RYAN of Merlin, Ky; son of Quin Combs b Pine Top & Polly FRANKLIN b Pine Top, KY; informant: Pearl Combs of Leburn, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
Nov. 1946. Hindman News, Knott Co., KY (newspaper): "Shade Combs, age 64, died suddenly at the home of COX on Jones Fork. It is reported that Combs was working on a gas pipeline for Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Co. and suffered a fall but stayed on the job until quitting time. Along the night he grew worse and succumbed a short time later. Combs is survived by one brother, Pearl Combs of Leburn and one sister, Lourania SLONE of Hindman. Funeral and burial will be held at Leburn." (Extracted by Combs Researcher Leslie Owens)
14 Dec 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate #2183 Jason ENGLE World War I Vet white, married, male occupation: minner resides: Hindman, Knott Co., Ky Age: 50 yrs Spouse: Poppie CALHOUN age 46 yrs Born: 14 Jan 1896 Knott Co., Ky Died: 14 Dec 1946 Perry Co., Ky of fractured cervical spine tramatic laceration of medulla oblongata - caught under slate fall crushing head neck & chest buried: Hindman, Ky 16 Dec 1946 by Engle's son of Henry ENGLE b Knott Co. Ky & Polly Ann COMBS b Knott Co., KY informant: Mrs. Jason ENGLE (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
12 Jan 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #11580 Mrs. Paulina Toliver NICKLES white, married, female resides: Litt Carr, Knott Co., Ky Age: 49 yrs 3 mos 8 ds Spouse: Herbert NICKLES age 24 yrs born: 4 Oct 1897 Smithsboro, Ky died: 12 Jan 1947 Stumbo Memorial Hosp. Lackey, Knott Co., Ky of coronary occulosion & cardiac decompensation buried: Litt Carr, Ky 13 Jan 1947 by Friends daughter of Jack COMBS b Knott Co. & Lucy COMBS b Knott Co. informant: Eula NAPIER of Whitesburg, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
20 Feb 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #11584: Mrs. Grant COMBS white, married, female occupation: housewife resides: Hindman (rural), Knott Co., Ky Age: 45 yrs 2 mos 4 ds Spouse: Grant COMBS age 48 Born: 16 Dec 1901 Knott Co., Ky Died: 20 Feb 1947 Knott Co., Ky of double pneumonia caused by influenza buried: 18 Feb 1947 [before death date???] daughter of Elijah HALL b Perry Co., Ky & Linda GAYHEART b Perry Co., Ky informant: (blank) of Hindman, Ky filed 21 May 1947. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs previously posted the dc of Lige COMBS who died in 1933 Perry Co., KY at the age of 1 yr, who was the son of Grant and Minnie HALL Combs.
3 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #11585 Columbus COMBS white, widowed, male occupation: farmer resides: Emmalina, Knott Co., Ky Age: 68 born: (blank) Ky died: 3 April 1947 Knott Co., Ky of pneumonia caused by influenza buried: Fisty Cem 4 Apr 1947 by friends son of Samuel COMBS b Ky & Matilda YOUNG b Ky informant: M? L. KELLEY of Hindman, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
6 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #10744 John Riley COMBS white, married, male occupation: farmer resides: Orkney, Floyd Co., Ky Age: 69 yrs Spouse: Mary COMBS age 60 yrs Born: 9 Oct 1878 Knott Co., Ky Died: 6 Apr 1947 Beaver Valley Hosp, Martin, Floyd Co., KY of intestinal obstruction buried: by E. P. ARNOLD son of Andrew COMBS b Perry Co., Ky & Nancy FRANCIS b Knott Co., Ky informant: Irvin COMBS of Orkney, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
26 Apr 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #14300 Polly Ann ENGLE COMBS white, married, female occupation: housewife resides: Dwarf, Perry Co., Ky Age: 80 yrs 0 mos 11 ds Born: 15 Apr 1867 Knott Co., Ky Died: 26 Apr 1947 Dwarf, Perry Co., Ky of gastric carcinoma buried: Engle Cem. 29 Apr 1947 by Engles of Hazard, Ky daughter of Jack COMBS b Knott & Mary YOUNG b Knott informant: Mrs. J. T. BEWERS? of Hazard, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
19 May 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #14282 Claude RAMEY cert. no. 14282 white, married, male occupation: farmer resides: Hazard, Perry Co., Ky Age: 54 yrs 3 mos 13 ds Born: 9 Feb 1893 Knott Co., Ky Died: 15 May 1947 Mount Mary, Hazard, Perry Co., Ky of ruptiniel? illum buried: Soft Shell Cem. 19 May 1947 by Maggard & Blair of Hazard, Ky son of Sam RAMEY b Knott Co. & Parlee COMBS b Knott Co., KY informant: Duke RAMEY of Soft Shell, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
5 Jun 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #22629: Bertha COMBS white, single, female resides: Topmost, Knott Co., KY Age: 23 yrs 9 mos 16 ds Spouse: Mont COMBS age 45 yrs (this is all crossed out) Born: 19 Aug 1923 Topmost, Ky Died: 5 Jun 1947 ?Stumbo? Memo., Lackey, Knott Co., KY of cardiac failure buried: Topmost 7 Jun 1947 by G.? D. RYAN? of Martin daughter of Mont COMBS b Mousie & Canzella HALL b Topmost, Ky informant: Mont COMBS of Topmost, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
22 Oct 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #24772 William Riley COMBS white, married, male occupation: coal miner resides: Sasassfas, Knott Co., Ky Age: 78yrs 11 mos 21 ds Spouse: Mrs. W. R. COMBS age 84 born: 1 Nov 1867 Knott Co., Ky died: 22 Oct 1947 Knott Co., Ky of cardiac decompensation buried: Combs (Knott) 23 Oct 1947 by Engles of Hazard, Ky son of Jackson COMBS b Knott & Mary YOUNG b Knott informant: James COMBS of Allock, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
26 Nov 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #27130 Robert E. DIXON white, married, male occupation: farmer resides: rural Amburgy, Knott Co., Ky Age: 64 yrs 7 mo 19 ds Spouse: Mrs. Robert DIXON age 60 Born: 6 Apr 1883 Letcher Co., Ky Died: 26 Nov 1947 Knott Co., Ky of Hodgkins disease buried: Amburgy (Knott) 27 Nov 1947 by Engles of Hazard, Ky son of William DIXON b Letcher Co., Ky & Dicy COMBS b Letcher Co., Ky informant: Breck MULLINS b VicCo., KY (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 Feb 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #12754:Mrs. May COLLINS Combs, white, married, female, housewife, resides: rural Handshoe, Knott Co., Ky; Age:42 yrs 5 mos 1 ds; Spouse:Franklin COMBS age 47 yrs; born: 30 Aug 1905 Yellow Mt., Ky; died: 1 Feb 1948 rural Handshoe, Knott Co., Ky of labor pneumonia;buried: Yellow Mt. 3 Feb 1948 by friends; daughter of John COLLINS b Yellow Mt., Ky & Lyda PRATER b Yellow Mt. Ky;informant: Franklin COMBS of Handshoe, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
4 Feb 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #3518:Willie COMBS, white, married, male, farmer, resides Sassafras, Knott Co., Ky:Age 58 yrs 8 mos 10 ds;Spouse Rushia COMBS age 55 yrs;born: 24 May 1889 Sassafras, Knott Co., Ky; died: 4 Feb 1948 Knott Co., Ky cardiac decompensation; buried: Sassafras 7 Feb 1948 by Maggard, Blair, & Garrett; son of Riley COMBS b Knott Co. Ky & Sally FRANCIS b Knott Co. Ky;informant: Leonard _.COMBS of London, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
13 Apr 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #10537 Mrs. William Riley COMBS; white, widowed, female; Occupation: House wife; Age: 84 yrs 7 mo 6 ds; Spouse:William R. COMBS (dec'd); Born: 19 Nov 1863 Perry Co., Ky; Died:13 Apr 1948 Sasfras, Knott Co., Ky of senility; buried: Knott Co. 14 Apr 1948 by Engles; daughter of James S. STACY b Va & Nancy MORGAN b Harlan Co., Ky; informant: Floyd COMBS of Sasafras.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note:Rebecca STACY was married to William Riley COMBS.
2 May 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #10535 Mrs. Elizabeth FULLER HAYS white, widowed, female Occupation: House wife Age: 93 yrs 6 mos 17 ds Spouse: Jiddy HAYS deceased Born: 15 Oct 1854 Knott Co., Ky [sic] Died: 2 May 1948 Hindman (rural) Knott Co., KY buried: Hays Cem-Hindman 3 May 1948 by friends and neighbors daughter of Arch FULLER b Knott Co., Ky & Dicie COMBS b Knott Co., KY informant: Dicie MILLER of Hindman, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
5 Jun 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #19028 Monroe COMBS white, married, male Occupation: farmer Age: 58 yrs 11 mos 9 ds Spouse: Millie AMBURGEY age 49 yrs Born: 26 Jun 1889 Perry Co., Ky Died: 5 Jun 1948 Bath (rural) Knott Co., Ky of uremia buried: Jas. Gibson Cem. Bath, Ky 6 Jun 1948 by friends son of Dave COMBS b Virginia and Nancy NEICE b Kentucky informant: Millie COMBS of Bath, Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
12 Apr 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #10111 Monie Mae COMBS Resides:Tina -rural, Knott Co., KY; white, married, female; Age: 35 yrs; born: 5 May 1914 Knott Co., KY; died: 12 Apr 1949 Tina -rural, Knott Co., KY of myocarditis buried: 16 Apr 1949 Amburgy, Knott Co., KY ; daughter of W. T. COLLINS and Dora GIBSON; Informant: Aster COMBS. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
15 Apr 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #10114 Carroll Tipton COLLINS Resides: Dema, Knott Co., KY;white, single, female;Age: 19 yrs;born: 23 Oct 1929 Wayland, Ky;died: 15 Apr 1949 Dema, Knott Co., KY of internal hemorrhage - gunshot wound inflicted by father;buried: 17 Apr 1949 Turner Cemetery, Dema, Ky;daughter of Tipton C. COLLINS & Mary COMBS; informant: Mary COLLINS.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Linda Fifield NOTES: Carroll Tipton Collins was male and would have been the son of Tipton and Mary Collins.
16 Apr 1949 KENTUCKY DEATH CERTIFICATE Cert #: 10112 Vol: 1949: Transcribed from microfilm at the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 19. Aug 2007 for:

COLLINS, TIPTON CARROLL; Age: 053; Male, White, Married; Occupation: Coal Miner; Place of death : Lackey, Knott Co KY, Stumbo Memorial Hosp.; Birth Date: 10/23/ 29 (sic); Place of Birth: Raven, Ky; Father: John COLLINS; Mother: Ellen SLONE; Informant: MARY COLLINS; Death Date: 16 April 1949; Cause of Death: Shot himself in head with revolver; Signed: Robert D. Eastridge, MD, Lackey, Ky; Burial Place: Turner Cemetery, Dema, Ky; Buried By: N. J. RYAN, Martin, Ky

Lynda Combs Gipson NOTES: The birthdate on this death certificate reads as written, but is incorrect based on his age.

Linda Fifield NOTES: According to the 1900 census Knott Co. KY, Beaver, dist 45, household 231, Henry O Slone( this should be Henry C) shows: Tipton, grandson, July 1894, age 5 This birthdate of July 1894 agrees with my granny's bible record of birthdates for Tipton 7-8-1894.
16 Jun 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 034 Cert 16795 Deathvol 49 Place of death: County: Knott, City: Lackey, Length of stay in this place: 21 days, Full name of hosp. Or institution: Stimbo (sic scribbled) memorial hosp, Usual residence: State: Ky., County: Floyd, City or town: Wayland, Name of deceased: Elcainie Manns, Date of death: June 16, 1949, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Never married, Date of birth: 3-12-49, Age: 3 mos, 4 dys, Occupation: None, Birthplace: Ky, Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Hager Manns, Mothers maiden name: Olive Combs, Informant: Hager Manns, Cause of death: Bronchial pneumonia, Date signed: 8-17-49, Address: Lackey Ky, Signature: Robert D. Estridge, M.D., Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 6-17-49 Wayland , Location: Wayland, Ky., Date: 8-18-49, Registrars signature: Rose B. Croft, Funeral director: G. D. Ryder, Address: Martin, Ky (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JCC Comment: Olive Combs was a daughter of Nicholas Combs b. 10 Feb 1867 d. 4 May 1936, Littcar, Knott Co. Ky., & Susan E. Mullins b. abt 1882 d. 17 Mar 1968
12 Jul 1949 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 030 Cert 14550 Deathvol 49 Place of death: County: Knott, City or town: Amburgy, Usual residence: State: Ky., County: Knott, City or town: Amburgy, Name of deceased: Tesh Johnson, Date of death: 7-12-49, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: 1882, Age: 67, Birthplace: Knott Co., Ky., Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Jack Combs, Mothers maiden name: Elizebeth Combs, Cause of death: Myocardial Insufficiency, Interval between onset and death: 2 BD wks, Due to: Arteriosclerotic heart disease, Interval between onset and death: Undet., Other significant conditions: Plueral effusion, left lung, Interval between onset and death: 7 mo., I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Mar 15, 1948 to June 25, 1949, that I last sae the deceased alive on June 25, 1949 and that death occurred at 5 P.M., from the causes and on the date stated above, Date signed: July 21, 1949, Address: Hindman, Ky., Signature: D. G. Barker, M.D., Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 7-14-49, Name of cem: Flac patch, Location: Knott, Ky., Date rcvd by reg: 7-22-49, Registrar: Rose B. Croft, Funeral director: Engles, Address: Hazard, Ky. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
28 Aug 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #49073: William COMBS Resides: Rural, Carrie, Knott Co., KY, white, married, male; Occupation: farmer; Age: 80 yrs; born: 18 Dec 1868 Knott Co., KY; died: 28 Aug 1949 Rural, Carrie, Knott Co., KY of old age - fall from ladder; buried: 31 Aug 1949 Martin Carrie, Ky by Hindman Funeral Home;son of Austin COMBS & Bell GODSEY; Was Deseased ever in U.S. Armed Forces? No; Informant:Fred COMBS.(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
28 May 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 026 Cert 12602 Deathvol 50 Place of death, Lackey, Stumbo Mem. Med., Knott Co, Ky Usual place of residence, Mousie, Knott Co.,Ky. Name, Judy Terry Nichols Female, White, Widowed Date of birth (unknown) Age, 76 years Birthplace, Kentucky Father, Bill Terry Mother, Mindy Combs Informant, Austin Nichols Cause of death, Gangrene of left leg & right arm Signed, May 28, 1950, Lackey, Ky. Martha A. Lainey? M.D. Burial, Campbell Cem., Mousie, Ky. May 30, 1950 Funeral Director, Hudson? Funeral Home, Hindman, Ky. Recieved, June 7, 1950 Rose B. Craft Registrar (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, Dec 13, 2001)
22 Oct 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 043 Cert 21018 Deathvol 50 for Bentley COMBS: Residence KNOTT; Male, White, Married; Age: 56; Occupation: Farmer; Place of Death: Home in Emmalena, Knott Co. Ky.; Birth Date: 26 April 1894; Place of Birth: Knott Co. Ky.; Spouse: Margarett COMBS; Father: Jerry COMBS; Mother: Julia Ann COMBS; Informant: Margarett COMBS; Death Date: 22 Oct 1950; Cause of Death: Heart failure; Burial Place: Family Cem. Emmalena, Ky.; Undertaker: D. H. BAKER, Hazard, Ky. (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 21 March 2003
28 Dec 1951 Death of Judge Wiley A Combs at the homestead in Emmalena, Ky, and was buried at Wiley Combs Family cemetery above the house. at the homestead in Emmalena, Ky, and was buried at Wiley Combs Family cemetery above the house (extracted from Funeral guest book by Linda Jones.)

Wiley A Combs, died Dec. 28, 1851, Knott Co, Ky., married, age 91, born Jan. 6, 1860, s/o of Wesley Combs & Polly PATTON, Volume 054, Cert 26633, Deathvol 51, Buried at family cemetery, Emmalena. (Source: Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, 9 April 2003, KnottKentuckyKinfolk Death Certificates

Note: Judge Wiley A. Combs was a son of John Wesley Combs and Polly PATTON, married Feb. 7, 1857 Perry Co, Ky; he died Dec. 28, 1851, Knott Co, Ky.and is buried Wiley A Combs cemetery, Emmalena, Knott Co, Ky. (DC, funeral guest book, cemetery marker, census records.) Their son John S Combs, b Mar 18, 1862, Perry Co, Ky., d. Nov 4, 1950, Knott Co, Ky.; married Marinda aka Clarinda GAYHEART, Mar. 1, 1887, Knott Co., Ky, buried John S Combs cemetery near Vest, Knott Co, Ky. (marriage record, cemetery transcription, census records) See also his family member photos: Myrtle, Buford, Wiley, Jane, Bill and Wiley, Jane, Bill and Linda Lou.


20 February 1952 Kentucky Death Certificate Corrie Combs Gayheart d. 20 February 1952. Father Will Combs Mother Cora Smith. Had been born and lived in Knott County, KY - city looks like Softshell. She died at [Saint?] Mary Hospital in Hazard, Perry Co., KY. (Transcribed by Thom Montgomery)
17 Feb 1955 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 008 Cert 03622 Deathvol 55 for: NANCY A HURT; Residence PERRY; Female, White, Widowed; Age: 81 years; Occupation: (blank); Place of Death: Home in Hazard, Ky; Birth Date: Feb 10 1874; Place of Birth: Knott Co. Ky; Father: Hiram COMBS; Mother: Seattie SMITH; Informant: Seattie STACY; Death Date: Feb 17 1955; Cause of Death: Valvular? Heart Disease; Signed: Dr. C. B. COMBS, Hazard, Ky; Burial Place: Gayheart Cem., Lotts Creek, Ky; Buried By: Maggard & Garrett Funeral Home (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 2 May 2006)

Lynda Combs Gipson's note: Nancy was married to Andrew Jackson Hurt. Nancy's father, Hiram Hite COMBS, was the s/o Moses A. Combs and Nancy Campbell.
27 Apr 1962 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death: Volume 023. Cert 11343. Deathvol 62 Registration Dist Nr. 800, Primary registration dist. Nr. 6311 Place of death: Knott, City or Town: Red Fox-Rural, Usual Residence: State: Ky, County: Knott, City or town: Red Fox, Residence on a farm?: Yes, Name of deceased: Hiram Combs, Date of Death: 4-27 (7 penciled in over a 9)-62, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Date of Birth Apr-15-1870, Age: 92, Usual occupation: Retired miner, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky, Citizen of what country?: USA, Fathers name: Ben Combs, Mothers maiden name: Matilda Combs, Informant: Susie E. Combs, Cause of death: Coronary Occlusion, Due to: Arterio-Sclerosis, Generalized, Was autopsy perfromed?. No, Certification: I last attended the deceased on 4/29/1962,, Date signed: 5/11/62, Address: Vicco, Signature: (A.B. PIGMAN) (sic) (signature), Burial: 4/29/62 Combs cemetery, Jeff, Perry Co., Date rcd by registrar: 5/25/62, Registrars signature: (Myrtle SLONE) (signature), Funeral Director: Hindman Funeral Home, Hindman, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs)

Notes: Hiram's father appears to be Benjamin Combs, son of Massingill Martin & Elizabeth Combs Combs, but he is not listed on either the 1870 or 1880 Perry Co., KY Census. Wrong age? Different given name? Different Benjamin & Matilda? Ancestry of Matilda?
26 Feb1993 Courier Journal, Louisville, KY. Page 01B, section: news.

"The 'Widow' Combs, who made stand against strip mining in '60s, dies at 88
By Richard Wilson
Staff Writer

Ollie Combs whose defiance of a Kentucky bulldozer operator in 1965 symbolized opposition to strip mining, died Tuesday at the Appalachian Regional Medical Center in Hazard. She was 88 and had been ill for two years.

The "Widow" Combs, as she became known, probably did more than any other Kentuckian to draw attention ton one of the most controversial issues of the 1960s.

She gained national attention when she climbed a Knott County hillside and confronted a strip miner's bulldozer and castigated its driver, fearing the machine would cause dirt and debris to tumble onto her Honey Gap home.

Combs, then 61, etched her name in Kentucky history when she was arrested, carried down the mountainside by police and taken to jail because she violated a court order to stay off property owned by Caperton Coal Co.

"I've never been in trouble, never been in jail. I just want to live out my life in my hollow and be left alone," she said in court before a judge sentenced her to 20 hours in the Knott County Jail.

The publicity about her action led then-Gov. Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt to ask strip and auger miners to stop insisting on legal enforcement of the old broad-form mineral-rights deeds until the courts could interpret their scope. A judge also ordered earlier implementation of strip-mining regulations not scheduled to go into effect until the following month.

A few months later, Breathitt pushed tough strip-mining legislation through the 1966 General Assembly.

Yesterday, two men involved in that legislative battle recalled Combs.

"Fontaine Banks, then a Breathitt aide, and Julian Carroll, a young state representative, said Combs' courage dramatized the issue and gave it the attention that rallied public support for Breathitt's action.

"She called attention to it by people who normally might not have paid attention to what was going on," said Banks, now secretary of the state Cabinet for Human Resources.

Banks recalled that Combs addressed the legislature during the 1966 session.

"She was a small, frail-looking country woman. She had a story to tell, and she told it very effectively," he added.

"Sympathy for her, out of her name ("Widow") as much as her circumstances, contributed substantially to the necessary pressure that was required in order to enact the legislation," said Carroll, who became governor in 1975.

Eldon Davidson, of Monticello, a founder of the Appalachian Group To Save The Land And The People- a citizens group that fought strip mining in Eastern Kentucky in the 1960s- called Combs "a stubborn little old lady" who did not fear the power of strip miners. Davidson, at the time principal of Jenkins' schools, said Combs became "a leader that we need more of today in Eastern Kentucky."

Davidson said Combs' land was never strip-mined. While a coal company did put a road through a portion of it, the coal was finally removed by pulling it out of the other side of the mountain, he said.

In 1977 Combs was invited to the White House for the signing of a federal strip-mine law. The letter noted her "contribution to the passage" of the legislation. She did not attend because she later said she did not receive the invitation until the day of the signing.

Combs was a homemaker and a mother for most of her life. She attended Clear Creek Regular Baptist Church.

Her survivors include three sons, Jessie, Abraham, and Barney Combs, all of Fisty; a daughter, Pauline Slone, also of Fisty; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Clear Creek Regular Baptist Church in Knott County, with burial at Engle Cemetery at Fisty." (Transcribed by her great-niece, Combs Researcher Leslie Owens)
3 Jan 2001 Troublesome Creek Times (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Rebecca Combs Tobey

Rebecca Combs Tobey, age 81, of Sassafras, KY., died Dec. 24, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center at Hazard Ky.She was born in Knott co, Ky., on April 11, 1919, to the late Samuel Combs and Bertha Hampton Combs.She was preceded in death by one son; Hubert Earl Tobey.

She is survived by one daughter; Roni Gilpin of Harrodsburg, Ky., one brother; Watson G. Combs of Richmond, Ky., one grandson; Travis Smith of Florence, Ky., host of neices and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec 27, 2000, at the Smithboro Baptist Church at Sassafras, Ky. with Glenn Noe officiating. Burial followed at the Robert C. Cornett Cemetery at Sassafras, Ky. Arrangements were handled by the Hindman Funeral Services at Hindman, Ky. Continue to Knott Co., KY Cemeteries
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