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Lee County Index
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8 Aug 1920 Lee Co. Marriage: Gay COMBS to Suda CARROLL Aug 8, 1920 Vol. 14 Pg 52 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
22 Sep 1920 Lee Co. Marriage: Sarah COMBS to Arlie MAUPIN Sep 22, 1920 Vol. 14 Pg 76 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
6 Nov 1920 Lee Co. Marriage: Audra COMBS to Keene BARKER Nov, 6, 1920 Vol. 14 Pg 97 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
1920 Lee Co KY Census (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Mag. Dist. Pct 1 Beattyville

18/21
Richard Combs 38 Ky Ky Ky
---(page torn) 31 Ky Va Va wife
---(page torn) 12 Ky Ky Ky son
Paulina 5 5/12 Ky Ky Ky dau
Hellen 2 11/12 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: Richard Combs, son of Jackson and Nancy EVANS Combs, was married to Nannie SHEPHERD per the Ky Birth Index; Mabel born & died 10/30/1911; Pauline born 7/20/1914; Helen Virginia born 2/23/1917, all Owsley Co., Ky births.

106/114
C. B. BURKE 40 Ky Ky Ky postmaster
Provie 30 Ky Ky Ky asst. postmaster
Vivia G. 10 Ky Ky Ky dau
George P. 2 ?/12 Ky Ky Ky son
E. T. NEWMAN 75 Ky Ky Ky g-father none
Bertie Combs 32 f Ky Ky Ky single boarder clerk at RR office
Warren C. MILLER 23 Pa Pa Pa supt. of Warren Co.

123/123
Sam L. Combs 49 Ky Ky Ky
Maude 34 Ky Ky Ky wife
Geneva 13 Ky Ky Ky dau
Lola 11 Ky Ky Ky dau
Samuel B. 6 Ky Ky Ky son
Bonnitta 3 5/12 Ky Ky Ky dau
Inas 1 4/12 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: Samuel Leslie Combs married 20 June 1904 Lee Co., Ky to Maude DAVIDSON, daughter of Joseph and Sarah FARLEY DAVIDSON. Samuel was the son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth BURKE Combs. The Ky Birth Index lists the following births: Samuel W. b 8/9/1913; Cleo 7/15/1915; Inez b 8/28/1918 all Lee Co. births.

Mag. Dist. 2 Ivy Patch Pct.

15/15
J. B. Combs 58 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Martha Ana 50 Ky Ky Ky wife
Albert 22 wid Ky Ky Ky son
Florence 16 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: James Breck Combs was the son of Nicholas and Polly BOLLING Combs. His wife was Martha A. BOWMAN.

53/53
Levy Combs 24 Ky Ky Ky labor
Florence 26 Ky Ky Ky wife
Decorsa 7 Ky Ky Ky son
Vernan 5 Ky Ky Ky son
Sadie 2 9/12 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: Who is Levy? Is he the same Levi listed on the 1900 Breathitt Co Ky census in the HH of Henry CAUDILL and then later on the 1910 Lee in the home of Henry's son, Preston CAUDILL? According to the Ky Birth Index, Florence was a CAUDILL. Births: Vernan b 3/5/1915; Sadie b 11/16/1917.

149/151
Albert Combs 45 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Emma 36 Ky Ky Ky wife
William 18 Ky Ky Ky son
Mary 75 wid Ky Ky Ky mother

Notes: Albert Combs was the son of B. Talton and Mary A. WILLIAMS Combs. According to Mary WILLIAMS Combs 1929 Ky Death Cert., her parents were John and Nancy BAILEY Williams.

Pct. 1 Saint Helens town

34/34
Garrett Combs 59 wid Ky Ky Ky farmer

Who is this?
Mag. Dist. 3 Pct. 2 Saint Helens

75/75 (this HH was hard to read)
Brownlow Combs 52 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Jemima 39 Ky Ky Ky wife
Bartrie? 26 Ky Ky Ky son
Mitch 22 Ky Ky Ky son
Josie 21 Ky Ky Ky dau
Rudy? 19 Ky Ky Ky dau
Avaru? 17 Ky Ky Ky dau
Walter 10 Ky Ky Ky son
Emma 9 Ky Ky Ky dau
James 7 Ky Ky Ky son
Madge 5 Ky Ky Ky dau
Bearl 4 Ky Ky Ky son
Thelma 2/12 Ky Ky Ky dau
Thedore 15 Ky Ky Ky step-son
Johnie 13 Ky Ky Ky step-son

Notes: Squire "Brownlow" Combs was the son of James and Armina EVERSOLE Combs. On the 1910 Lee Co., Ky Census, Thedore (should be Thomas) and Johnie were listed as MULLINS. Ky Birth Index which lists the births (in Lee Co., Ky) of James Combs b 9/24/1912, mother listed as Mirna DOYLE and Mafe (actually Madge) Combs b 6/25/1914, mother listed as Mina DOYLE. Grandson, Frank Hebner says Jemima "Mima" was a DALE not DOYLE. She was the daughter of Henry P. and Emily J. GIBBS Dale. Frank also says "Bartie" was Barney and Avara was actually Audrey. See also the 18 Sep 1941 Cincinatti, Hamilton, OH Death Certificate for George Walter Combs

Mag. Dist. 4 Fincastle Pct.

85/97
Lizzie Combs 77 wid Ky Ky Ky
Martiha 44? single Ky Ky Ky dau
Gary 18 Ky Ky Ky g-son

Notes: Eliza WILLIAMS Combs was the widow of Nicholas "Shanghai Nick" Combs who was the son of Jeremiah and Sallie WHITELY Combs per his 1914 Ky Death Certificate. Gary [sic] Combs was actually Gay Pruitt Combs, son of Spencer and Rosa B. FULTS Combs.

158/160
Spencer Combs 45 Ky Ky Ky
Catherine 33 Ky Ky Ky wife
Walter 13 Ky Ky Ky son
Troy 10 Ky Ky Ky son
Zola 8 Ky Ky Ky dau
Wayne 6 Ky Ky Ky son
Otis 4 Ky Ky Ky son
-eroma 1 Ky Ky Ky son

Notes: Spencer Combs, son of Nicholas and Eliza WILLIAMS Combs, was married 1st to Rosa Bell FULTS (1879-1904). He married 2nd to Catherine GENTRY per the Ky Birth Index: Zula Combs b 7/17/1911 (was a male and should be listed as a son NOT daughter); Warren Pryse Combs b 10/24/1914 (Wayne Pryse); Otis Combs b 12/29/1915, all Lee Co., Ky births.

Mag. Dist. 5 New Virginia

72
Andrew Combs 57 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Emery? 42 Ky Ky Ky wife
Marium 23 Ky Ky Ky son laborer
Sopha 22 Ky Ky Ky dau
Willie 20 Ky Ky Ky son
Susan 18 Ky Ky Ky dau
Maggy 16 Ky Ky Ky dau
Rosa 11 Ky Ky Ky dau
Nannie 9 Ky Ky Ky dau
Callie 8 Ky Ky Ky dau
Ruby 5 Ky Ky Ky dau
Olivry? 2 2/12 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: Andrew M. Combs was the son of Sampson and Elizabeth BARRETT Combs per his 1942 Ky Death Cert. His wife was Elvira GROSS per the Ky Birth Index listing of their daughter Callie Combs b 4/2/1913 Lee Co., Ky

108
Armina Combs 65 wid Ky Va Va farmer
Frederick 25 single Ky Ky Ky son

Notes: Armina F. SMITH was married to Edward Combs, son of John L. and Mary A. BARRETT Combs.

110
Rosco Combs 28 Ky Ky Ky laborer
Mollie 21 Ky Ky Ky wife
James P. 4/12 Ky Ky Ky

Notes: Roscoe Combs was the son of John M. and Fannie Combs. He was married to Mollie DENNIS in 1918.

112
John Combs 51 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Fannie B. 49 Ky Va Ky wife
Luther 24 Ky Ky Ky son farmer

Notes: John Combs was the son of John L. and Mary A. BARRETT Combs. John's wife was Fannie CRABTREE.

266
Brack Combs 50 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Mary 44 Ky Ky Ky wife
Floyd 23 Ky Ky Ky son laborer
Minter 18 Ky Ky Ky dau
Eller 15 Ky Ky Ky dau
Daimman 13 Ky Ky Ky son
Ada 11 Ky Ky Ky dau
Daniel 9 Ky Ky Ky son
John 6 Ky Ky Ky son
Thomas 3 8/12 Ky Ky Ky son

Notes: John C. Breckinridge "Brack" Combs was the son of Claibourn and Grace MAYS Combs. Brack Combs was married to Mary CRABTREE. Claibourn Combs and his family are listed on the 1880 Estill Co., Ky Census.

Proctor Prect. Mag Dist. 8

HH 71-71
Matt B. Combs Head, 30, owns home free, can read & write, Ky (page cut off)
Carlie wife, 21 can read & write, Ky (page cut off)
Lucille dau, 5, Ky
Wilson son, 3 0/12, Ky
Matt B. Jr. son, 1 0/12, Ky
Lester BRANDENBURG cousin, 18, single, can read & write, Ky

Notes: Matt B. (1889-1958), son of James J. & Nannie BRANDENBURG Combs, was married to Carlie BRANDENBURG.

HH 74-74
Samuel P. Combs head, 50, owns home free, can read & write, Ky (page cut off)
Mattie wife, 40, can read & write, Ky
Myrtie dau, 20, single, can read & write, Ky
Elva dau, 15, can read & write, Ky
Gentry son, 13, can read & write, Ky
Virginia dau, 10, can read & write, Ky
Winford son, 6, attended school since 9/1/1919, Ky
Orlie son, 1 1/12, Ky

Notes: Samuel P. Combs, son of William and Mary P. HERNDON Burke Combs, was married to Martha "Mattie" Marcella DEATON/THOMAS. An Owsley Co. Ky researcher states that Mattie was the daughter of Harvey THOMAS and Jane DEATON. Sam and Mattie's daughter Myrtle's delayed birth cert. lists Mattie as THOMAS but later birth certificates she is listed as DEATON.

HH 76-76
Edward C. Combs head, 35, owns home free, can read & write, Ky (page cut off)
Mintie wife, 29, can read & write, Ky
Elmo son, 6, attended school since 9/1/1919, Ky
Ray son, 5, ky
Kathleen dau, 4 1/12, Ky
Lester son, 2 6/12, Ky
Hurl son, 10/12, Ky

Notes: Edward Cardwell Combs was married to Arminta FARLEY. Edward was the son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth BURKE Combs.

HH 122-122
William CORNELIUS, Jr. head, 36, owns home free, can read & write, Ky (cut off)
Lizzie wife, 22, can read & write, Ky
Erma dau, 13,attended school & can read & write, Ky
Mavous dau, 11,attended school & can read & write, Ky
Kathleen dau, 10, attended school & can read & write, Ky
Pencie dau, 8, attended school, blank, Ky
Clyde son, 6, attended school, blank, Ky
Burton son, 9/12, Ky
Nellie Combs sis-in-law, 22, md can read & write, Ky

Note:  Willabeth "Elizabeth" COMBS & Nellie were daughters of James S. & Mary C. HANDY Combs.

Proctor Town, Dist. 8

HH 7-7
Vince LEMASTER head, 30, rent, can read & write Ky (rest cut off)
Gracie wife, 26, can read & write Ky
Robert K. son, 4 10/12 Ky
Audrey dau, 3 2/12, Ky
Drucilla dau, 2 0/12, Ky
Kathleen dau, 3/12, Ky

Note: Gracie Combs, daughter of Elijah and Elizbeth OWENS Combs, married V. L. LeMASTER on 21 May 1912 Lee Co., Ky.

HH 25-27
Robert Combs head, 28, - free, can read & write, Ky (cut off)
Lillian wife, 23, can read & write, Ky
Herald son, 3 4/12, Ky
Emogene dau, 2 2/12, Ky

Notes: Robert Combs, son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth BURKE Combs, was married to Lillian FIELDS.

HH 29-31
George B. Combs head, 51, owns home free, can read & write, Ky (cut off)
Sidney wife, 41, can read & write, Ky
Ruth dau, 8, attended school, Ky
Mary E. dau, 7, attended school, Ky
Thelma G. dau, 6, attended school, Ky
George B., Jr. son, 3 7/12, Ky
Edward B. son, 1 3/12, Ky

Notes: George B. Combs, son of Andrew J. & Elizabeth BURKE Combs, was married to Sidney "Saddie" MARTIN 1879-1943, daughter of Elisha and Nannie ROBINSON Martin. Both George and Saddie are buried in the Combs Cem., Owsley Co., Ky.

Heidelberg Voting Prect.

HH 18-20
Wesley B. Combs 43, -- --, Ky Ky Ky
Ada M. 26, Ky Ky Ky

Notes: Wesley B. Combs is appears to be the son of Andrew J. and Manerva REYNOLDS Combs. Addie was a NEWMAN.

HH 67-70
James E. Combs 36, -- -- , Ky Ky Ky
Ara 36, Ky Ky Ky
Albert 12, Ky Ky Ky
Gertrude 10, Ky Ky Ky
Ova 8, Ky Ky Ky
Dorothy 6, Ky Ky Ky
Bucker 3 4/12, Ky Ky Ky

Notes: James E. Combs married 1904 Lee Co., Ky to Ara RATTLIFF. He was the son of Nicholas and Eliza WILLIAMS Combs (per James' nephew Cordell Combs, son of Spencer and Catherine GENTRY Combs).

District unknown

Elizabeth Combs W 50 Ky
Enumerated with Charley Shoemaker Relationship, mother in law
(transcribed from microfiche by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Elizabeth "Eliza" OWENS was married to Elijah COMBS (1868-1901), son of Nicholas & Eliza WILLIAMS Combs.
30 Mar 1921 Lee Co. Marriage: Susan COMBS to Earl RAINES Mar 30, 1921 Vol. 15 Pg 26 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
14 Sep 1921 Lee Co. Marriage: Luther COMBS to Mila TAULBEE Sept 14, 1921 Vol. 15 Pg 93 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
18 May 1922 Lee Co. Marriage: Nettie May COMBS to Rosco HELTON May 18, 1922 Vol. 16 Pg 44 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
22 Feb 1923 Lee Co. Marriage: Jesse COMBS to Francis GABBARD Feb 22, 1923 Vol. 17 Pg 10 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
7 Mar 1923 Lee Co. Marriage: Dovie COMBS to Wilson BURTON Mar 7, 1923 Vol. 17 Pg 12 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
2 Jun 1923 Lee Co. Marriage: Herbert COMBS to Roberta COMBS June 2, 1923 Vol. 17 Pg 40 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
21 Jun 1923 Lee Co. Marriage: Gertrude COMBS to Pearl ENGLE Jun 21, 1923 Vol. 17 Pg 49 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
3 Aug 1923 Lee Co. Marriage: Irena? COMBS to Luther FOSTER Aug 3, 1923 Vol. 17 Pg 62 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
6 Oct 1923 Lee Co. Marriage: Dollie COMBS  to Fred CONGLETON Oct 6, 1923 Vol. 17 Pg 87 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
24 Jun 1924 Lee Co. Marriage: Anna COMBS to Henry C. KIDD Jun 24, 1924 Vol. 18 Pg 44 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
2 Mar 1925 Lee Co. Marriage: Barney COMBS to Sallie LEE Mar 2, 1925 V 18 P 117 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
25 Mar 1925 Lee Co. Marriage: Rosa COMBS to Clayborne STAMPER Mar 25, 1925 Vol. 19 Pg 5 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
31 May 1927 Kentucky Death Certificate #11438 Wm Combs white male, married. Spouse: Nell Combs .age: 37 yrs 2 mos . occupation: ?Taxi driver?. born: 16 Nov 1897 Ky. died: 31 May 1927 Lee Co., KY of acute alcoholism-found dead in bed. buried: Lee Co., Ky . son of Nick Combs b Ky & Linda DEATON b Ky. informant: NellCombs of Beattyville, Ky. filed 10 June 1927 W. C. EVANS registar (CombsResearcher Debi Houser)
8 April 1929 (OC-DB1:619) G B Combs and Siddie Combs his wife, Arch G Combs and Nannie C Combs his wife, Bertie C McMILLION and J B McMILLION her husband, Carl Combs and Effie Combs his wife, Robert Combs & Lillian Combs his wife of Lee County, Ky., Mary H STERNBERG her husband, S L Combs & Maud Combs his wife of Fayette County, Ky., E C Combs & Mint Combs his wife of Jessamine County, Ky., Dale Combs and Susie Combs his wife and Eva Combs, single of Owsley County to Martha BRANDENBURG of Madison Co, Ky....for $1...19.8 acres on Elk Lick Fork of Sturgeon Creek obtained by descent from their parents A J Combs and Elizabeth Combs deceased. (Source: Owsley Co, Ky. Deeds, typed manuscript, FHC Microfiche #6002415 extracted by Sue Elfving)

Notes: Andrew Jackson COMBS, son of Samuel & Nancy CORNETT Combs, and his wife Elizabeth BURKE (1849-1926). Both are buried in the Combs Cem. near Pebworth, Owsley Co., Ky
14 Jun 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #12890 Charlie COMBS white male married Spouse: Victoria age 70 age: 72 yrs 5 mos 13 ds born: 16 Dec 1869 Lee Co., Ky died: 14 June 1942 Breathitt Co., Ky of coronary occlusion buried: Athol, Ky 15 Jun 1942 by friends and family son of Benjamin Talton COMBS born ? and Mary WILLIAMS born ? filed 22 Jun 1942 by Beatrice EVERSOLE, registrar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) *est. in 1870 from Breathitt, Estill and Wolfe.

Note: Family found on 1870 Estill Co., Ky Census and 1880 Owsley Co., Ky Census.
28 Jan 1929 Kentucky Death Certificate #31199 A. B. Combs; white male married; Spouse: Martha A.Combs; born: 7 Jul 1860 Ky; died: 28 Jan 1929 lee Co., Ky of parlyticstroke; Age 67 yrs 6 mos 20 ds; buried: Bowman Cem. 29 Jan 1929; undertaker: relatives; son of Nick Combs born Ky & Polly BOWLING born Ky; informant: Martha A. Combs of Zold, Ky; filed: 7 Jan 1931 A. J. STRONG (Combs Researcher Debi Houser who adds: This appears likely to have been J. B. [James B.] rather than A. B. Combs, but is written A. B.)
25 Apr 1929 Kentucky Death Certificate #32551 Mary A. Combs; white female widowed; born: 21 Dec 1844 Ky; died: 25 Apr 1929 Lee Co., Ky of unknown, no doctor; Age: 84 yrs 5mos 5 ds; buried: Valmer Cem. 26 Apr 1929; undertaker: relatives, Athol, Ky; daughter of John WILLIAMS born Va & Nancy BAILEY born Va; informant: CharlieCombs of Athol, Ky; filed: 9 Jan 1930 A. J. STRONG, registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Mary A. WILLIAMS married Benjamin Tarlton Combs, d Feb 1928, Breathitt Co, KY, son of Sira and Mary "Polly" ROBERTS-CAUDILL Combs (1942 Breathitt Co, KY DC of Charlie Combs, b 16 Dec 1869, Lee Co, KY, son of Benjamin Talton [Tarleton?] and Mary WILLIAMS Combs).
27 Dec 1936 Commonwelth of Kentucky,state board of health, bureau of vital statistics, Certificate of death: Volume 068 Cert 33728 Deathvol 36 Place of death: County: Lee, Vot pct: Proctor, Town: Beattyville, Ky., Full name: William O. Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: Jan 11-1922, Occupation: Student, Public Schools, Date deceased last worked at this occupation: 5-6-36, Birthplace: Proctor, Ky., Name of father: Carl Combs Birthplace: Pebworth, Ky., Maiden name of mother: Effie Fields Combs, Birthplace: Proctor, Ky., Informant: Carl Combs, Address; Beattyville, Ky., Burial: Proctor, Ky., Date; Dec 29, 1936, Undertaker: Congleton Bros., Address: Beattyville, Ky., Filed: Dec 30, 1936, Mrs W.O. Bradley, registrar, Date of death; Dec 27, 1936, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Dec 27, 1936 to Dec 27, 1936, I last saw him alive on Dec 27, 1936, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 10:00 P.M., Cause of death: Diabetic Millitis, Signed: N. B. Haskins (sic), M.D., Address: Beattyville, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JIMMIE'S COMMENTS: Carl Combs s/o Andrew Jackson Combs & Elizabeth Edwards Burke
26 Dec 1937 Death Certificate from Commonwealth of Kentucky. County: Lee. Voting Pct. Stone Coal. City Cressmont. Registration District No. 864 863. Primary Registration District No. 6132. Full Name: Margrett KENDRICK. Sex: female. Color: white. widow. Date of Birth: Apr 10, 1852. Birthplace: Owsley Co., KY. Date of Death: Dec 26 1937. Age 85 yrs 8 mos 16 days. Cause of death: No physician in attendance. Death probably due to infirmaties of age; signed J.N. EVANS. Date: 12-28-1937. Address: Beattyville, KY. Occupation: Housepeeper [sic] Name of father: Jack BURNS. Birthplace: North Carolina. Name of mother: (blank) Combs. Birthplace: Perry Co., KY. Place of Burial: Stone Coal, KY. Date of Burial: 12-28-1937. Undertaker: Congleton Bros. Address: Beattyville, KY. Informant: Jas. KENDRICK. Address: Heidleberg, KY. Filed Dec 30 1937. Mrs. M.D. ABSTON registar. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: See John and Louisa Combs Burns of Clay and Owsley Counties, KY, and William and Margaret BURNS Kendrick of Owsley Co., KY
15 Mar 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #07143 Andrew Combs; white male married; Spouse: Elvira Combs; born 9 Mar 1860 Lee Co., Ky**; died 15 Mar 1942 Greeley (rural), Lee Co., Ky of Pneumonia; buried Combs Graveyard near Greeley, Ky 16 Mar1942; undertaker Congleton Bros. Beattyville, Ky; son of Sampson Combs born Breathitt & Betty BARRETT born Lee Co., Ky; informant Ernest RAINES of Greeley, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser who adds: Lee Co., wasn't formed until 1870)

Notes: See 10/15/1856 Breathitt Co KY Vital Statistics, birth of Lurany Combs, daughter of Sampson & Elizabeth BARRETT Combs.

14 Jun 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #12890 Charlie COMBS white male married Spouse: Victoria age 70 age: 72 yrs 5 mos 13 ds born: 16 Dec 1869 Lee Co., Ky* died: 14 June 1942 Breathitt Co., Ky of coronary occlusion buried: Athol, Ky 15 Jun 1942 by friends and family son of Benjamin Talton COMBS b ? and Mary WILLIAMS b ? filed 22 Jun 1942 by Beatrice EVERSOLE, registrar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) *est. in 1870 from Breathitt, Estill and Wolfe.

Note: Family found on 1870 Estill Co., Ky Census and 1880 Owsley Co., Ky Census.


7 Dec 1947 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 055 Cert 27203 Deathvol 47 Place of death: County: Lee, City or Town: Beattyville, Full name: George Burke Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Widowed, Name of spouse: Saddie Combs, Birth date of deceased: Oct 18, 1868, Age: 79 yrs 3 mos (Days was Scratched out), Birthplace: Owsley County, Occupation: Farmer & Oil fields, Fathers name: Andrew J. Combs, Birthplace: Kentucky, Maiden name of mother: Elizabeth Burke, Birthplace: Kentucky, Informant: Bert Combs, Address: Beattyville, Ky., Burial or removal: Burial, Place: Pebworth, Ky., Date: 12-10-1947, Funeral director: Congleton Bros., Address: Beattyville, Ky., Filed: 12-17-47, Wilma Jo Bradley, Registrar, Date of death: 12-7-47, Time of death: 11:30 A.M., Cause of death: This deceased was not seen by a physician in past illness. He probably died of apoplexy, Signed: J.H. Evans, M.D., Address: Beattyville, Ky., Date: 12/16/47. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Carolyn Clendenin Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
6 Apr 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #8335 John Madison COMBS; widowed, white, male; occupation: farmer; age: 80 yrs, 7 mos, 5 ds; born Nov 1868 Radical, Ky; died 6 April 1948 Lee County KY of lymphatic leukemia; buried: Smith Cem., Lee Co. Ky by Congleton Bros., Beattyville, KY; father: John L. COMBS b VA; mother: Mary BARRETT b Estill Co., KY; informant: Luther COMBS, 429 Maple St., Owensboro, KY. (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
26 Aug 1953 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 035 Cert 17051 Deathvol 53 of Nancy Carolyn COMBS: Residence LEE; Female, White, Married; Age: 64 years 5 months 25 days; Occupation: Housewife; Place of Death: Beattyville, Lee Co. Ky. Birth Date: 1 Mar 1889; Place of Birth: Lee Co. Ky; Father: John SMITH; Mother: Margaret SNOWDEN; Informant: Mrs Ruby BARNES Death Date: 26 Aug 1953; Cause of Death: Cancer of uterus; Signed: J.M. Smith MD, Beattyville, Ky.; Burial Place: Combs Cem., Pbeworth, Ky; Undertaker: Congleton Bros Funeral Home, Beattyville, Ky. (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 22 May 2004)
12 Jan 1955 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 003 Cert 01273 Deathvol 55 for ROBERT ROSE COMBS: Residence LEE; Male, White, Married; Age: 65 years; SS #: 405 14 1281; Occupation: Shovel Operator - Highway Dept; Place of Death: Richmond, Madison Co. Ky; Birth Date: July 8, 1889; Place of Birth: Pebworth, Ky; Father: Andrew J. COMBS; Mother: Elizabeth BURK; Informant: Mrs. Emogene STAMPER; Death Date: Jan 12, 1955; Cause of Death: Caronary Ocelusion?; Signed: M. G. Pope MD; Burial Place: Proctor Cemetery, near Beattyville, Ky; Buried By: Congleton Bros., Beattyville, Ky (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 17 April 2006)
18 Dec 1955 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 054 Cert 26911 Deathvol 55 Place of death: County: Lee, City or town: Zoe, Length of stay in this place: 5 days, Full name of hospital or institution: Home, Name of deceased: Martha Ellen Combs, Date of death: Dec, 18, 1955, Sex: Female, Color or race: W, Marital status: Never Married, Date of birth: Mar 20, 1873, Age: 82, Usual Occupation: Housekeeper, Kind of business or industry: Home, Birthplace: Ky., Perry Co:, Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Nicholas Combs ( (88) is writen in beside his name, no idea what it means), Mothers maiden name: Elizabeth Williams, Informant: Walter Combs, Cause of death: Clinical CA of large bowel (sic), Other significant conditions: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Autopsy: No, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from June 6, 1955 to Dec 18,, 1955 that I last saw the deceased alive on June 13, 1955. Date: Dec 26,55, Address: Compton, Ky., Signature: (Paul F. Maddox) M.D., Burial, Cremation or Removal: Removal, Date: Dec 20, 1955, Name of cemetery: Olinger Ce., Location: Zoe (Lee) Ky., Date received by registrar: 1/4/56, Registrar: Wilma Jo B. McGuire, Funeral Director: King Justice, Address: Booneville, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
3 Jan 1957 Beattyville Enterprise 1/10/1957 Obituary: Dora FARLEY Combs Funeral services for Mrs.Dora FARLEY Combs, 74, were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the home by Rev. Robert G. McCLURE.

Mrs. COMBS, the daughter of the late T. C. and Martha BRANSON Farley, was born 4 Feb 1882 in Perry County. and died at her home January 3rd. she was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by: two sons, James T.of Pebworth and Rex COMBS of Monrovia, CA; two daughters,Mrs. Ena Fay HOUSE of Middletown, OH, and Mrs. Estelle MATTOOKS of Detroit, MI; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. COMBS, Nicholasville, and Mrs.Guy CONGLETON of Sulphur. seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Burial was in the Newman Cemetery at Pebworth with Congleton Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Dora Belle FARLEY was married to Logan Wesley COMBS, son of James S. and Mary C. HANDY Combs. Mrs. E. C. COMBS was Arminta FARLEY and her husband, Edward Cardwell COMBS, son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth BURKE Combs.
?? Jan 1957 Beattyville Enterprise 1/24/1957 Obituary Mary H. COMBS Sternberg

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary H. COMBS STERNBERG, 83, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday atthe Beattyville Christian Church by Rev. Cecil PLATT.

She is survived by: three sons, Elwood STERNBERG, TX, Randolph STERNBERG, CA, and Sam STERNBERG, Lexington; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy SAYRE, Lexington; three brothers, Arch COMBS, Beattyville,, Carl COMBS, Dayton, OH, and Ed COMBS of Nicholasville; three sisters, Mrs. J. B. McMILLION and Miss Eva COMBS, Beattyville, and Mrs. Martha BRANDENBURG, Waco; eight grandchildren; Burial was in the Combs Cemetery in Owsley County. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Mary H. COMBS, daughter of Andrew J. and Elizabeth BURKE Combs, was married to Felix STERNBERG.
?? Jan 1957 Beattyville Enterprise 1/31/1957 Obituary Ace COMBS

Funeral services for Ace COMBS, 74, were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sat., 26 Jan at the Church of God at Scoville by Rev. E. C. HUTCHINSON. Mr. COMBS, the son of Joe and Callie COMBS, was born in Perry County. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God. He is survived by: His wife, Georganne COMBS; three daughters, Mrs. Allie PETERS, of Olin, Mrs. Mable BATES and Mrs. Fern CRAWFORD, both of Levi; six sons, Ernest, Ben, Joe, Bascum COMBS, all of Cincinnati, OH, Ray COMBS of Levi, Herman COMBSof Gratis, OH, and Bill COMBS of Levi; one brother, HenryCOMBS of Levi; 40 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Burial was in the Levi Family Cemetery with King Justice Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: It seems very likely that Ace's parents were Joseph COMBS, son of Alexander and Mary BRASHEAR Combs and Callie [sic] daughter of Kendrick and Millie COMBS Combs.
?? Feb 1957Beattyville Enterprise 2/28/1957 Obituary: Martha COMBS dies in Ohio Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Marcella COMBS, 79, were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25,at the Beattyville Christian Church by the Rev. Donald A. NASH.

Mrs. COMBS was born in Lee County, 11 Dec 1879 and died at her home in Middletown, OH, 21 Feb, after a six weeks illness. She was a member of the Beattyville Christian Church. She is survived by: her husband, Sam P.COMBS , of Middletown, OH; three sons, Gentry and Boyd COMBS , both of Middletown, and Winfred COMBS of Dayton; five daughters, Mrs. Virginia WILSON, Dana, FL, Mrs. Della CONGLETON, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Elva BLACK, Wilmington, Mass, Mrs. Mertie McCOLLUM, Richmond andMrs. Clara RUTH of West Liberty; One brother, Bentley THOMAS of Tampa, FL. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery with the Congleton Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
26 Nov 1957 Beattyville Enterprise 12/5/1957 Obituary Samuel COMBS

Funeral services for Samuel P. COMBS, 88, were held, Nov 29 at 2 p.m. at the Beattyville ChristianChurch by the Rev. Donald A. NASH. Mr. COMBS, a retired farmer of Lee County, was a member of the Beattyville Christian Church, and died 26 Nov, in Middletown, OH. He is survived by: three sons; Gentry COMBS and Boyd COMBS, bothof Middletown, OH, and Winred COMBS of Dayton, OH; five daughters; Mrs. Virginia WILSON, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Elva BLACK, Wilmington, Mass, Mrs. Mirtie McCOLLUM, Richmond, and Mrs. Clara RUTH of West Liberty. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery in Owsley Co. , under the direction of of the Newnam Funeral Home. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Samuel P. COMBS was the son of William and Mary HERNDON Combs.
28 Dec 1958Beattyville Enterprise Thurs., 1/1/1959 Obituary Matt COMBS

Funeral services for Matt COMBS, 70, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 31 Dec at Newnam FuneralHome by Rev. Sam WILSON Mr. COMBS, the son of the late James J. and Nannie BRANDENBURG Combs, was born in OwsleyCo. 13 Sep 1888 and died in Middletown, OH, Dec 28. He was a member of the Christian Church and a retired barber. He is survived by: two sons, Clayton Wilson COMBS, Franklin, OH, and Matt COMBS, Jr. of Miami, FL; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille LOWE, Middletown, OH; two brothers, Earl COMBS and Conley COMBS both of Richmond, Ky three sisters, Mrs. Allie THOMAS, Norwood, OH, Mrs. Elsie SEALE, Danville, Ky, and Mrs. Addie BRANDENBURG, Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery in Owsley Co. with the Newnam Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Extacted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
19 Mar 1960 Beattyville Enterprise, Thurs., 3/27/1960 "Mrs. COMBS Dies at Zoe"

Mrs. Elizabeth COMBS, 91, Zoe, died at her home Thursday, 10 March after a long illness. She was a member of the Zoe Holiness Church. Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Ollie STAMPER, Zoe, Mrs. Minnie MURPHY, Greenville, TX, Mrs. Gracie LEMASTER, Haymon, and Mrs. Ann Mire SHOEMAKER, San Francisco, CA; 30 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Zoe Holiness Church by the Rev. Earl TAULBEE. Burial was in the Olinger Cemetery in Lee County with the Newnam Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Elijah COMBS, son of Nicholas and Eliza WILLIAMS Combs, was married to the above Elizabeth OWENS Combs. Both are buried in the Olinger Cem. in Lee Co. Ky.
10 Mar 1960 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital = Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 013 Cert 06380 Deathvol 60 Place of death: County: Lee, City: Zoe, Usual residence: Ky, County: Lee, City: Zoe Residence on a farm?: Yes, Street: Rural, Name of deacesed: Elizabeth Combs, Date of death: March 10, 1960, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Widowed, Date of birth: Feb 22, 1869, Age: 91 yrs 0 mos 17 ds, Occupation: Housewife, Kind of business: Home, Birthplace: Wolfe Co. Ky, Fathers name: Jim Owens, Mothers maiden name: Lucinda Campbell, Informant: Mrs Ollie Stamper, Cause of death: Myocardial Decompensation, Due to: Arteriosclerosis, Due to: Senility:, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 1954 to 1958 that I last saw the deceased alive on 1958 and that death occurred at 11:30 P.M., from the causes and on the date stated above, Date signed: 3/12/60, Address: Beattyville, Ky., Signature: E. J. Broaddus M.D., (sic), Burial, Date: 3/13/60, Name of cemetery: Olinger, Location: Lee County, KY., Date rcvd by registrar: 3/14/60, Registrars signature: Wilma Jo B. McGuire, Funeral dir: Newnam Funeral Home, Beattyville, Ky.20 (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
14 Nov 1960 Beattyville Enterprise Thurs., 1 Dec 1960

"Miss COMBS Died at Home" Miss Eva Mae COMBS, Beattyville, died at her home November 14. She was the daughter of Andrew J. and Elizabeth BURKE Combs and a native of Pebworth. She was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors: two sisters, Mrs. Bertis McMILLION, Beattyville and Mrs. Martha BRANDENBURG of College Hill, OH; two brothers, Arch COMBS of Beattyville and Carl COMBS of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Newnam Funeral Home, 16 November with the Rev. John F. BUCKLEY, pastor of the Beattyville Christian Church officiating. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery near Pebworth. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
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