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Laurel Co., KY was established in 1825/6 from Clay, Knox , Rockcastle & Whitley Counties, KY.
1840 US Census, Laurel Co., KY Index: No Combs
1850 US Census, Laurel Co., KY Index: No Combs. (However, See Combs Research Archives, re Andrew COPE married Elizabeth ASHER 1821, Clay Co., KY and Andrew COPES of Anderson/Campbell Co., TN; and Mason COPE of Clay Co., KY census records.
1860 US Census, Laurel Co., KY
Evan Combs 30 Ky
Eliza 22 NC
Lucinda C. 6 Ky
Jane 4 Ky
William 2 Ky
Notes: Evan Combs married (1) by 1854, Polly JOHNSON, by whom he had Lucinda C. and Jane; married (2) by 1858, Elizabeth BARRETT, by whom he had William B. (Breathitt Co., KY Census Records) In 1870, he is found on the Logan Co., KY Census. He has not yet been located on the 1850 census.
William Combs45 Ky farmer
Elizabeth 46 Tn
William 22 Ky farm labor
Malen 19 Ky farm labor male
Mahala 17 Ky farm labor
Moses 15 Ky farm labor
Edward 12 Ky
22 July 1860 Laurel Co. Marriage: William ADAMS to Mahala COMBS. (Branches of Laurel Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
Note: Mahala was the daughter of William and Elizabeth STAPLETON Combs.
18 Dec 1860 Marriage Bond page 261 William Combs and Hannah HART:
The Commonwealth of Kentucky
Be it known that we William COMBS as principle and Wiley BARRETT as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sun of one hundred dollars. The Condition of this Bond is as Follows: That, Whereas, Marriage in intended to be solemnized between the above bound, William COMBS and Hannah HART. Now, if it is no lawful cause to obstrust said marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.
Dated at London, Laurel County, Ky., this 18th day of December 1860. Signed William COMBS Wiley BARRETT
Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, 23 Sept 2003
19 Dec 1860 Marriage: William Combs married Hannah SHORT on 19 Dec 1860 Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.) Note: William is probably the son of William and Elizabeth STAPLETON Combs.
14 March 1861 Marriage: Mahlon Combs married Margaret WHITT 14 Mar 1861 Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
14 March 1861 Marriage: Groom: Mahlon COMBS, age 20, 1st marriage, farmer, born Owsley County KY; father born Perry County; mother born Virginia; Bride: Margaret WHITT, resides Laurel County KY; age 25, 2nd marriage; born Indiana; father born Laurel County KY; mother born Indiana; to be married at John WOODS on 14th day of March 1861. (Marr. Book C, Pg 16)Note: Mahlon is probably the son of William and Elizabeth STAPLETON Combs.
16 Aug 1863 Marriage: John J. BARRETT married Mahala ADAMS. (Branches of Laurel Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
Note: Mahala COMBS Adams was the daughter of William & Elizabeth STAPLETON Combs.
19 June 1864 Marriage: David Combs married Mary Jane CARRIER Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
19 June 1864 Marriage: Groom: David COMBS, resides Laurel County KY; age 27, 1st marriage; farmer; born Sulivan Co., TN. Bride: Mary Jane CARRIER, resides Laurel County Ky; age 21, 1st marriage, born Laurel Co., KY. (Marr. Book C, pg 334)
11 Oct 1869 Marriage: Edward Combs married Martha E. EGANS Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
14 Oct 1869 Marriage: Groom: Edward COMBS, resides Laurel Co., Ky, age 21, 1st marriage; farmer; born Ky, father born Ky; mother born Ky; Bride: Martha Evaline EGANS, resides Laurel Co., Ky, age 19, 1st marriage; born Ky. To be married at Hez WILBURNS on 14th day of Oct 1869. (Marr. Book E., pg 334)
1870 Census Laurel Co., Ky
Newcomb Voting Prect. Aug 9, 1870
William Combs 35 Ky farmer
Hannah 30 Ky keeping house
Louisa 6 Ky
Robert 2 Ky
Note: William Combs married Hannah SHORT in Laurel Co., Ky in 1860. William is possibly the son of William and Elizabeth STAPLETON Combs listed on the 1860 Laurel Co., Ky census.
July 13, 1870
Nicholas Combs 36 Ky farmer
Albert 13 Ky
James B. 9 Ky
Note: Nicholas Combs married Mary "Polly" BOLLING (daughter of George & Phoebe) by 1853 (1853-1855 Owsley Co., KY Vital Stats.) In 1860, they are found in Pulaski Co., KY with her parents, but Mary apparently died following the birth of their son, George, born 1869, as she is not only missing from this census, but the child is in the 1870 Rockcastle Co., KY census HH of her parents. Their son, Robert, born 1855, has not been located in the 1870 census as yet; however, in 1879, Laurel Co, KY, he married Sarah DUNCIL, and in 1880, they are found in the Jackson Co., KY Census. According to The Combes Genealogy, Nicholas was the son of Samuel and Nancy CORNETT Combs, and moved to Clay Co., KY where he died digging a well (Seeking sources for both statements). Albert and James are next found in the 1880 Jackson Co, Ky census. Albert and George are found on the 1900 Deaf Smith Co., TX Census.
Rock House Voting Prect. July 30, 1870
John J. Barrett 33 Ky farmer
Mahaly 29 Ky keeping house
Mary A. 10 Ky
Evan 6 Ky
Sterling J. 2 Ky
Notes: Mahala COMBS was the daughter of William & Elizabeth STAPLETON Combs. She was married 1st in 1860 to William ADAMS & 2nd in 1863 to John BARRETT. Mary A. is probably from the first marriage to ADAMS.
Aug 1, 1870
Ned Combs 24 Ky farmer
Martha 21 Ky
Note: Edward "Ned" Combs was the son of William and Elizabeth STAPLETON Combs and is listed on the 1860 Laurel Co. census. Edward married Martha EGANS in 1869 Laurel Co., Ky. Edward and Martha as well as his parents can be found on the 1880 Pulaski Co., Ky Census.Trivia Note: In HH#7 was Eliot JOHNSON; in HH#10 was Reuben HAWK; and in HH#11 Robin JOHNSON. See Also earlier Combs-Hawk-Johnson neighborhoods in Warren Co TN & in Grayson Co., Carroll Co., VA. Possibly significant?
7 July 1870 Marriage: Nicholas Combs married M. PORTER Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
Note: Is this the s/o Samuel and Nancy CORNETT Combs? Their son, Nicholas, is the only Nicholas listed on the1870 Laurel Co. Census.
15 Sep 1878 Marriage of Martha Combs to James McCarty (Note: Source by word of Linda Cornell; further documentation needed)
Note: See Martha and James in the 1880 Census below.
19 June 1879 Marriage: Robert Combs married Sarah DUNCIL Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
19 June 1879 Marriage: Groom: Robert COMBS, resides Laurel Co Ky, age 24, 1st marriage; farmer; born Owsley Co., Ky; father born Owsley Co., KY; Bride: Sarah DUNCIL, resides Laurel Co., KY, age 18, 1st marriage; born Laurel Co Ky; mother born Laurel Co., KY; marriage date 19 June 1879. (Marr. Book H, pg 31)Note: Robert Combs was the son of Nicholas and Polly BOWLING Combs. Robert and his wife Sarah are listed on the 1880 Jackson Co., Ky Census.
1880 US Census, Laurel Co., Ky
James McCARTY 36 Ky Unk Unk
Martha 36 Ky Unk Unk
Ida 7 Ky Ky Ky dau
Evan 4 Ky Ky Ky son
John 11/12 Ky Ky Ky son
Silas Combs8 KY Ky Ky stepson
Lucy Combs 6 Ky Ky Ky stepdau
Sarah Combs5 Ky Ky Ky stepdau
James CAIN 60 Ky Unk Unk laborer
14 July 1953
John J. BARRETT 44 NC NC NC
Mahala 34 wife Ky Ky Ky
Mary 19 dau Ky NC Ky
Evan 16 son Ky NC Ky
Sterling J. 13 son Ky NC Ky
Malinda 10 son Ky NC Ky
Levi 8 son Ky NC Ky
William J. 6 son Ky NC Ky
Martha B. 5 dau Ky NC Ky
Sarah 2 dau Ky NC Ky
John I. 1 son Ky NC Ky
Before 21 Aug 1888 Death of Combs, Malin, pvt, Co A 24th KY Inf, cem Laurel Co, Louden, KY, contract date 21 Aug 1888 (Extracted by Natalie McClendon from Card Records of Headstones provided for deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879 - ca. 1903, Nat'l Archives microfilm #M1845 who notes: these 3x5 index cards listed name of veteran, rank, company & regiment, cemetery of burial, city, county, state of cemetery, date of death, name of headstone maker, date of contract to make the headstone. I did not record name of headstone maker or date of contract. The exception was when there was no date of death listed, I listed date of contract.)
28 Feb 1896. Mt. Echo Newspaper, London, [Laurel Co] Ky. "Mr. Ira DAVIDSON left Tuesday for Hazard [Perry Co., KY] to attend Circuit Court which convenes there next Monday. We hope he will return as he made a narrow escape with his life when he last visited Hazard, as he was standing withing a foot or two of Judge [Josiah Henry] Combs when he was shot and killed."
Notes: Ira Jesse DAVIDSON was the son of Joseph and Alice "Elsie Dutch" Combs Davidson (1930 Laurel Co., KY DC of Ira Jesse DAVIDSON) and grandson of Jesse & Mary "Polly" BOWLING Combs (1914 Perry Co., KY DC of Aley Combs). Judge Josiah Henry Combs was his maternal uncle and was killed on 15 Sep 1894.July 15, 1898 Mt. Echo Newspaper, London, Laurel Co., Ky. "A special term of the Knox Circuit Court convened at Barbourville last Monday for the purpose of trying Jesse FIELDS, for the murder of Judge J. H. Combs, about two years ago, at Hazard. Joe ADKINS, who was indicted jointly with FIELDS, for this crime is now serving out a life sentence."
1910 Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks from (Laurel County, Kentucky Census 1910 published by Laurel County Historical Society, 1988
Precinct 3 of Mag. Dist. 1 30 April, 1910
HH 196-196 Daniel B. Combs 46 md 28 yrs KKK farmer
Mary J. 43 md 28 yrs 5-4 K K K
James 23 single K K K salesman
George W. 21 single K K K school teacher
John V. 7 single K K K
Note: Daniel B. COMBS was the son of John COMBS and Rachel BAKER of ClayCo., KY. Daniel's wife was Mary J. HUNT. (See Daniel and Mary's death certificates below)
Mag. Dist. 2 (Excluding London Town)
Nathan W. BIBLE Head M W 37 md1 6yrs KyTnKy farmer
Martha Wife F W 27 md1 4-3 Ky Ky Ky
Walter Son M W 5 Ky Ky Ky
Fred Son M W 3 Ky Ky Ky
Anna Lee Dau F W 7/12 Ky Ky Ky
Note: Nathan BIBLE married 26 Feb 1904 Laurel Co., Ky to Martha STACY, daughter of Simon and Elizabeth COMBS Stacy. Martha was listed on the 1900 Knott Co., Ky Census with her parents (below).
Simon S. STACY Head M W 63 m1 45yrs Ky-- farmer
Elizabeth Wife F W 60 m1 12-7 Ky Ky Ky
James D. Son M W 35 Ky Ky Ky
Margaret Dau F W 24 Ky Ky Ky
Mallie Dau F W 14 Ky Ky Ky
Robert B. STACY Head M W 25 md1 5 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Dora wife F W 25 md1 2-2 Ky Ky Ky
Cecil Son M W 4 Ky Ky Ky
Edith Dau F W 2 Ky Ky Ky
Note: Robert STACY appears on the 1900 Knott Co., Ky Census with his parents, Simon and Elizabeth COMBS Stacy.
Shadarich D. STACY Head M W 37 md 2 4 yrs Ky Ky Ky surveyor
Julia F. wife F W 40 md 1 Ky Ky Tn
Note: Shadarich [sic] age appears to match the son of Simon and Elizabeth COMBS Stacy from the 1880 Perry Co., Ky Census.
Granville STACY Head M W 40 m1 23 yrs Ky Ky Ky teacher
Margaret Wife F W 43 m1 9-8 Ky Ky Ky
Windom S. Son M W 18 Ky Ky Ky
Dora F. Dau F W 15 Ky Ky Ky
Charlie B. Son M W 14 Ky Ky Ky
James B. Son M W 12 Ky Ky Ky
Elizabeth C. Dau F W 10 Ky Ky Ky
Shadrach P. Son M W 7 Ky Ky Ky
Harrison C. Son M W 5 Ky Ky Ky
William G. Son M W 2 Ky Ky Ky
Note: Granville STACY, son of Simon STACY and Elizabeth COMBS, was listed on the1900 Knott Co., Ky Census with wife Margaret. Daughter Dora F. was listed as Farlee and as a son on that census. Also, Charlie B. was listed as Blanford, James B. as Burnam and Elizabeth C. as Cornee?
HH 49-50 John CARPENTER 37 md 17 yrs K K K farmer
Malinda 37 md 17 yrs 8-7 K K Klaborer
Cordelia 14 single K K K laborer
Mattie 12 single K K K laborer
Sarah F. 10 single K K K
Flossie 8 single K K K
Walter 5 single K K K
Henry 3 single K K K
unamed infant 1/12 single K K K
Martha Combs 23 single K K K sis-in-law
Bush PrecinctHH 171-174 Robert Combs 32 md 7 yrs K K K farmer
Margie 28 md 7 yrs 0-0 K K K
7 Mar 1913 Marriage: Amerida Combs married Louanna HENSLEY Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
3 July 1917 Marriage: James Combs married Susie HODGE Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
27 Dec 1918 Marriage: Ballard Combs married Fannie HODGE Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
1920 Laurel Co., KY Census
Crit C. Combs 51 Ky Ky Ky
Mary E. 48 Ky Ky Ky
Amerida 28 Ky Ky Ky married
Henry 18 Ky Ky Ky
Steve C. DALTON 2 2/12 Ky Ky Ky g-son
(Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick)
DK Notes: John Crit Combs (a.k.a. Crit C. Combs) was born 4 Dec 1869 Clay Co., Ky died 9 Aug 1940 Laurel Co., Ky. Crit was the son of John Combs b ca 1835 Ky and Rachel BAKER born ca 1834 Ky died aft 1920. John Combs was the son of John "Jack" Combs and Rebecca Combs. Crit's 1st wife was Mary E. "Poose" HELTON born 4 Mar 1872 Clay Co., Ky died 8 Dec 1956 Danville, Ky, daughter of James HELTON and Sarah SANDLIN. Crit and Mary divorced. He then married Mary's neice, Rachel EAGLE born 1908 Ky died 1986 Butler Co., Oh, daughter of William EAGLE and Joicy HELTON. After Joicy died, William EAGLE married Crit's daughter Sarah E. Combs born ca 1889 Clay Co., Ky.
Rebecca DALTON 61 Ky Ky Ky wd
John T. 28 Ky Ky Ky wd
James P. 26 Ky Ky Ky wd
Earl E. 23 Ky Ky Ky single
Mamie R. 6 Ky Ky Ky g-dau
Mary E. 4 1/12 Ky Ky Ky g-dau
Elmo 2 1/12 Ky Ky Ky g-son
Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick)
DK: John Tyler DALTON married in 1913 Laurel Co., Ky to Etta C. Combs, born 8 Aug 1893 died 11 Nov 1918 Laurel Co., Ky, daughter of Crit Combs and Mary E. HELTON. They had three children: Mamie, Mary E., and Steve C. DALTON. Steve is living in the above home of his grandparents.
William M. Combs 40 Ky Ky Ky
Rhoda 37 Ky Ky Ky
Benjamin L. 17 Ky Ky Ky
Alva 14 Ky Ky Ky
Rachel 12 Ky Ky Ky
Flora 7 Ky Ky Ky
Gilbert 4 8/12 Ky Ky Ky
Bentley 2 0/12 Ky Ky Ky
Rachel 83 Ky Ky Ky mother; wd
(Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick)
DK: William M. Combs, 1879-1942, is the son ofJohn Combs and Rachel BAKER. William married Rhoda Jane ALLEN born 1882 died 1967, on 3 Oct 1901 Clay Co., Ky. William and Rhoda are buried in the Murray Cemetery, Oakley, Laurel Co., Ky.
Ellen Combs W 49 Ky
Goodin, Everett son 26 Ky
Goodin, Leslie son 18 Ky
Goodin, Fay dau 13 Ky
(Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
Daniel Combs W 56 Ky
Mary J. wife Ky
John V. son 17 Ky
(Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
James M. Combs W 34 Ky
Bertie E. wife 25 Ky
Conley J. son 1-3/12 Ky
(Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
DK: Who is this? Bertie might possibly be Berta E. RODGERS listed on the KBI as having Herald COMBS 23 Oct 1923 Laurel Co., KY.
London, McWharter St
Enumerated with Abner Cress
Vassa Combs W 21 Ky Relationship, bro in law
Clarence Combs W 18 Ky Relationship, bro in law
John Combs W 16 Ky Relationship, bro in law
(Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
DK: Mabel COMBS born 1894 was married to Abner CRESS. Mabel and her brothers were children of John M. COMBS and America BAKER. John M. was the son of Amerideth COMBS and Esther ALLEN of Clay County.
James Combs W 29 Ky
Sudie wife 20 Ky
Opal M. dau 4/12 Ky
(Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
24 Mar 1924 Marriage: Bennie Combs married Alice HENSLEY Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
Note: Bennie Combs was the son of William Combs & Rhoda ALLEN.
13 Nov 1925 Marriage: C.C. Combs married Rachel EAGLE Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
Note: John Crit Combs, a.k.a. Crit C. Combs, son of John & Rachel BAKER Combs. He was married 1st to Mary "Poose" HELTON d/o James & Sarah SANDLIN Helton. Crit and Poose divorced. Rachel EAGLE was the niece of Poose. Her parents were William and Joicy"Daus" HELTON Eagle.
20 Aug. 1927 Laurel Co, KY DC: #21132 Name: Elizabeth STACY, Female, White, Married, Husband: Simon S Stacy, born March 24, 1850, Residence: London, Ky., Age: 77y4m26d, House Keeping, b. Perry Co, Ky., Father: Granville Combs, b. Ky, Mother: Don't Know, b. Ky, Informant: James Stacy, London, Ky., Died: Aug. 20, 1927, Cause: Myacardi__?, Buried: Pine Grove, Aug. 27, 1927, Filed: 10/10/1927 (Source: Transcribed by SE from original image, KDSLA microfilm on Ancestry.com)
SE NOTES: See Perry Co., Ky. records. Elizabeth was the d/o of Granville Combs and Marinda Brashears. Simon S. Stacy was the s/o of Shadrach "One-Eye" Stacy and Sarah Combs (d/o of Long Jerry Combs). DC provides confirmation of Simon and Elizabeth's marriage.
6 May 1930. Kentucky Death Certificate of Ira Jesse DAVIDSON Date of Death: May 6, 1930 Age at Death: 78 yrs, 4 mos. Place of death: London, Laurel County, KY. Sex: Male Race: White Date of Birth: Jan. 2, 1852 Place of Birth: Hazard,Perry County, KY. Occupation: Lawyer Name of Father: Joseph DAVIDSON Maiden name of Mother: Alice Combs Name of Spouse: Manerva DAVIDSON Cause of Death: Cerebral Apaphexy (sic) <this is a stroke> Place of Burial: Pine Hill Ceme., London, KY. Informant: IRA J. DAVIDSON (son?)
Notes: Ira Jesse DAVIDSON married (1) his first cousin, Martha A. Combs, daughter of Josiah H. and Polly MATTINGLY Combs; and (2) Minerva DAVIDSON (relationship, if any, unknown). His mother, Alice aka Elsie aka Alsey "Dutch" Combs, was daughter of Jesse & Polly Combs Bowling of Perry Co., KY, died 28 Jan 1914, Perry Co., KY; married (1) Joseph DAVIDSON; (2) Granville Pearl Combs (Perry Co., KY Death Cert). See also Dickey Diary Interviews; Jesse Combs Family Records and 1880 Perry Co., KY Census.
4 Nov 1933 Marriage: E. R. Combs married Zella MOONEY Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of LaurelCounty, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
9 Sept 1934 Marriage: Dils Combs married Margaret MOORE Laurel Co., Ky (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER.)
9 Aug 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #20818 C. C. Combs white male married. resides: London R# 1. spouse: Rachel Combs age: 71 yrs [b ca 1868]. occupation: farmer. born: (blank) Clay Co., Ky. died: 9 Aug 1939 Laurel Co., Ky of angina pectoris. buried: Wiggington 11 Aug 1939 by friends. son of unknown informant: W. M. EAGLE of London R# 1. filed 25 Aug 1939 Isabell YANDELL registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
Notes: John Crittendon, a.k.a. Crit C. Combs, married 13 Nov 1925, as his second wife, Rachel EAGLE.
27 Sep 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #22687 D. B. Combs, white, married, male; occupation: farmer; Resides: London, (rural) Laurel Co., Ky; Age: 73 yrs 3 mos Spouse: Mary J. HUNT; Born: 27 Jun 1868 Clay Co., Ky; Died: 28 (looks like 7 written over the 8) Sept 1941 Laurel Co., Ky; buried: Wiggington Cem. Sept 29 1941 by House & McHargue son of John Combs born Clay Co., Ky & Rachel BAKER born Clay Co., Ky; informant: Mary J. HUNT of London, Ky Route # 1
7 Dec 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate: Wm.Combs, white male married, Spouse: Rhoda ALLEN; born: 8 Nov 1879 Clay Co., Ky; died 7 Dec 1942 East Bernstadt, Laurel Co., Ky of hemorrhage cerebral; buried: Murray Cem. Laurel Co., Ky; undertaker: House & McHargue London, Ky; son of John Combs born Clay Co. & Rachel BAKER born Clay Co. informant: Ben L. Combs of East Bernstadt, Laurel Co., Ky. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
Note: Ben L. Combs was William and Rhoda's son and both William and Rhoda are buried in the Murray Cemetery.
21 Aug 1945 Kentucky Death Certificate#21829 Mary Jane Combs, white, female, widow, Age: 80 yrs; born: 15 Jun 1865 Clay Co., Ky; died: 21 Aug 1945 Laurel Co., Ky of cerbral hemorrhage; buried: Laurel Co., Ky 23 Aug 1945 by Rawlings Funeral Home; daughter of Billie HUNT born Clay Co., Ky & Joannie CHILDS born Clay Co., Ky; informant: Jim Combs of London, Ky.
Note: Mary was the wife of Daniel B. Combs born ca 1864 Clay Co., Ky, son of John and Rachel BAKER Combs. Daniel and his wife Mary J. are listed on the 1910 Laurel Co., Ky Census.
14 July 1953
SE NOTE: This DC indicates that the M Porter who married Nick Combs 7 July 1870 was indeed Martha PORTER who later remarried to James McCARTY on 15 Sep 1878 (Source: (Branches of Laurel Vol VI, No. 1, Jan 1991 Issue, pg 28: Marriage Index of Laurel County, Ky transcribed by Daniel W. HOPPER) Lucy is in the 1880 household (see above) of Martha and her second husband James McCARTY along with her siblings Silas and Sarah Combs. Apparently, Nick and Martha had 3 children together before he died (reputedly while digging a well). The 1920 Clay Co, KY census shows one Robert L HOUSE with a wife named Lucy who was of the appropriate age. Martha PORTER was the d/o William Cathers PORTER and Loucintha ADAMS per Linda Cornell.Linda Cornell Notes: James McCARTY married secondly Martha Combs 15 Sep 1878 per Linda Cornell who also states Martha was the d/o William Cathers PORTER and Loucintha (ADAMS) Porter (see Laurel Co., Ky Census of 1850, 1870, 1880. The 1860 Clay Co., KY Census lists William - age 54, Mary E. - age 20, Martha - age 18, James W - age 13 and Arthur L - age 8.)
Murray Cemetery (Extracted by Combs Resarcher Gloria B. Carter from CLAY Co., KY ANCESTRAL NEWS quarterly, Vol V #4 page 38) Note: The Murray Cem. is located on Murray Cem. Rd (off of 1394) behind the Hazel Green Elem. School, Oakley, Laurel Co., Ky.
Combs, William 1879-1942 (Note: William was the son of John & Rachel BAKER Combs.)
Combs, Rhoda Jane ALLEN 1882-1967 (Notes: wife of Wm. Combs)
Combs, James Russell 28 Dec 1926-26 March 1945Combs, Ben L. 14 Sep 1902-24 Feb 1965 (Notes: Bennie L. Combs, son of Wm & Rhoda ALLEN Combs, was married to Alice HENSLEY)
Combs, Mack 1945-1946
Combs, Merle 1954-1954Combs, Eugene 12 Jul 1930-26 Nov 1983 (Notes: son of Ben L. & Alice HENSLEY Combs)
Additional burials (From personal knowledge of Debi Houser)Combs, James Leon 9 Mar 1947- 8 Oct 1989 (Note: James "Leon" Combs was the son of Ben L. & Alice HENSLEY Combs. He was born in Laurel Co., Ky and died in Cincinnat, Hamilton Co., OH. Leon was married twice; 1st to Ruth O. HOCKER; 2nd 1984 to Johanna SMITH)
WILLIAMS, Rachel A. P. 17 Aug 1909 11 Jan 1967 (Note: Rachel was the daughter of William & Rhoda ALLEN Combs.)
WILLIAMS, William R. 24 May 1901 23 Jul 1964 (Note: William was the husband of the above Rachel Combs)
Merrimac Cemetery (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Southeast Laurel County Kentucky Cemeteries compiled by the Laurel Co. Historical Society.)
Lou Combs (Daddy) 25 March 1916 22 March 1979
Georgia Combs (Mama) 13 March 1906 14 Feb 1985
Rough Creek Cemetery (Church side) (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Southeast Laurel County Kentucky Cemeteries compiled by the Laurel Co. Historical Society.)
John M. Combs 15 Sept 1882 (only date listed in the book)
Smith Cemetery (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Southeast Laurel County Kentucky Cemeteries compiled by the Laurel Co. Historical Society.)
Shepard Combs 23 Oct 1917 16 Aug 1928
Mary Jane Combs 23 July 1888 6 April 1924
Leslie Combs 12 June 1919 28 Apr 1969 PFC Co A 216 Inf Tng Bn WWII
Norville Cemetery (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Southeast Laurel County Kentucky Cemeteries compiled by the Laurel Co. Historical Society.)
Virginia Evelyn Combs 1924 1984
Hopkins Cemetery (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Southeast Laurel County Kentucky Cemeteries compiled by the Laurel Co. Historical Society.)
Velia Britton Combs 17 April 1922 13 March 1987
Cumberland Memorial Gardens (Babyland) (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Southeast Laurel County Kentucky Cemeteries compiled by the Laurel Co. Historical Society.)
Mathew Bryan Combs 26 Sept 1977 (only date listed)
A.R. Dyche Memorial Cemetery (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from London Area Cemeteries, Laurel County, Kentucky published by the Laurel County Historical Society.)
John V. Combs 8 Sept 1902 26 Jan 1971 (son of Daniel B. & Mary HUNT Combs)
Ada Combs w/o John V. 14 Sept 1904 8 Nov 1988 (Ada P. LOVELACE; wife of John V. COMBS)
James Dennis Combs 26 Nov 1952 6 Jan 1953
Frances Nolan Selvey Combs 27 Aug 1894 19 Apr 1979
J. M. Combs 1887 1948
Bertie E. Combs 1894 1893
Jesse C. Combs 5 Oct 1918 4 March 1987
Harry Chandler STACEY 19 Feb 1905 21 Oct 1945 (Harry C. may be Harrison C. STACY son of Granville)
Helen STACEY 1927 1941 Daughter (next to Harry C.)
Granville P. STACEY 1869 1945 (son of Simon & Elizabeth COMBS Stacy)
Margaret C. STACEY 1867 1946 (wife of Granville STACY)
Simon S. STACEY 1847 1937 (husband of Elizabeth COMBS)
Elizabeth C. STACEY 1850 1927 (daughter of Granville & Marinda BRASHEAR Combs)
Mallie B. STACEY 1895 1923 (daughter of Simon & Elizabeth COMBS Stacy)
Robert B. STACEY 1884 1926 (son of Simon & Elizabeth COMBS Stacy)
Cecil STACEY 1905 1928 (son of Robert B. & Dora McGEE Stacy)
Dora McGEE STACEY 5 Nov 1884 27 Feb 1966 (wife of Robert B. STACY)
Julia F. STACY 1869 1955 (wife of Shadrick D. STACY)
S. D. STACY 1872 1955 (Shadrick D. STACY, son of Simon & Elizabeth COMBS Stacy)
Rose M. STACY 1886 1933
James D. STACY 1875 1953 (son of Simon & Elizabeth COMBS Stacy)
Martha Stacey BYBLE 1883 1945 (daughter of Simon & Elizabeth COMBS Stacy)
Nathan M. BYBLE 1872 1950 (husband of Martha STACY)
Walter BYBLE 1904 1983 (son of Nathan & Martha STACY BYBLE)
Moren Cemetery (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from London Area Cemeteries, Laurel County, Kentucky published by the Laurel County Historical Society.)
M. Combs 1891 1947
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