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Leslie Co., KY was organized from Clay, Harlan and Perry Counties in 1878. Note: The earliest Combs in Leslie Co., KY did not "move" to the county, but were already residing in one of Leslie's parent counties (See Above).
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1880 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: R. C. COMBS to Nancy MAGGARD, book 1, pg 96. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Robert Cruso COMBS was the son fo Granville P. & Alsey "Granny Dutch" COMBS Combs of Perry Co., KY.
1880 Leslie Co KY Census (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from the 1880 Leslie County, Kentucky Census by Judy Murray Cunagin)

HH 6
Abijah LEWIS 39
Margaret 39
Lorenzo 18
Serena 14
Samuel 11
Mary 9
John 6
Whitlow 3

Notes: Margaret Combs, daughter of Nicholas "Birdeye" Combs & Elizabeth Combs of Perry Co., KY appears in their 1850 census HH, age 10, born KY. In 1870 she and her husband are in Clay Co., KY. See Also her 1898 Dickey Diary interview and the 1907 Leslie Co., KY Biography of her son, Lorenzo D. LEWIS below.

HH 41
Wilburn NAPIER 24 [md 5 Dec 1876 Clay Co., Ky]
Eliza 24 (nee Combs)
Martha E. 2

HH 62
Ira Combs 40
Celia 45 mulatto

HH 211
Bonaparte Combs 45
Elizabeth J. 35
Ibby 18
Cynthia 16
Christena 15
Lucinda 14
Andrew 13
Felix 11
Preston 10
Sallie 8
Richard 6
Alford 5

Notes: Bonaparte "Bony" Combs, son fo Preston and Nancy STACY Combs, is in the 1850 and 1860 Breathitt Co., KY Census.

HH 222
John LEWIS 64 md 25 Mar 1859 Perry Co., Ky
Matilda 55
Henry 19
R. Jackson 29
Abijah EVERSOLE --
William Combs --

Notes: See Also the 1898 Dickey Diary Interview of Matilda DUFF Lewis

HH 290
Luther BOWLING 20
Lucinda 22
Margaret Combs 26 sis-in-law
1889 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Andrew COMBS to Ellen HELTON, book 7, pg 317. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Andrew & Ellen can be found on the 1900 Clay Co., KY Census. Ellen was the daughter of Carter HELTON & Elizabeth MUNCY.
1888 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Jackson COMBS to Eliza BAKER, book 7, pg 273. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Jackson & Eliza may be the couple with the same names found on the 1900 Perry Co., KY Census.
27 Sep 1899 (Wednesday) extracted by Carolyn Wimp from The Breckenridge County News

Middelsboro, Ky., Sept. 20-Sedley Webb killed J.M. Combs in Leslie County. Webb was slightly wounded by Combs. They fell out over a quarrel among their children. Webb has not been arrested
1890 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Jackson COMBS to Sarah COMBS, book 7, pg 371. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Was Jackson and Sarah the parents of James Combs (who married Sadie GALBRAITH) and Munroe COMBS (who married Maude REED) who both had their parents listed as Jack COMBS & Sarah COMBS on their Wise Co., VA marriage records?
1892 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Preston COMBS to Ella BROWN, book 7, pg 533. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
1892 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Samuel COMBS to Jane SALYERS, book 2, pg 23 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
1897 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Henry COMBS to Fannie COMBS, book 2, pg 29. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
1900 Leslie Co KY Census (Provided to Combs Researcher Debi Houser by Leslie Co KY Researcher Nell Dwyer except where otherwise noted)

Dist 1

HH 276
Henry LEWIS 39 b 4/1861 md 12yrs
Lizzie 28 b 5/18724-4
Myrtle 10 b 12/1889
N??? 8 b 2/1892 daughter
Thomas C. 4 b 4/1896
Dewey G. 1 b 12/1898
Matilda 70 b 4/18302-2 widow

Notes: Matilda DUFF, the widow of John LEWIS. (See 1880)

Hyden

HH 172
Combs, Jas 40 H Jul 1859 M 12 years
Nancy 40 W Apr 1860 M 6c/6l
Abijah 18 S Apr 1882 S
John 16 S Jan 1884 S
Ella 13 D Mar 1887 S
Alice 11 D Mar 1889 S
Lizzia 8 D Mar 1892 S
William 1 S Jan 1899 S

HH 230
BAKER, Shade 26 H Jun 1874 M 5years Ky black
Mariar? 28 W Feb 1872 M 5years 7/7 Ky black
Willie? 5 S Jan 1895 S Ky black
Sallie 3 D Feb 1897 S Ky black
Henry S Feb 1900 S Ky black

230.1
Combs, Estley? 12 D Feb 1888 S Ky black
Murabelle 10 D Jan 1890 S Ky black
French? 8 S Feb 1892 S Ky black
Mo???? 6 D Mar 1894 S Ky black

Notes: French Combs d 1915, Leslie Co, KY (DC), son fo Jack & Maria LEWIS Combs. Was Shade BAKER's wife Maria LEWIS Combs?

HH 234
Combs, Flora 21 H Apr 1879 M 1/1 Ky black
Mollie 2 D Sep 1897 Ky black

HH 235
ASHER, Bell 18 W Feb 1882 M 1 year 2/1 Ky
Joseph 18 H Mar 1882 M 1 year Ky

235.1
Combs, Ellen 2 D Apr 1898 Ky black

HH 257
BEGLEY, Lizabeth 38 H Apr 1862 WID Ky
(bunch of BEGLEY kids...)
MORGAN, Jesse 59 H Mar 1841 M 39 year Ky
Catherine 59 W Mar 1861 M 39 years 11/10 Ky
Joseph 26 S Apr 1874 S Ky
Lewis 23 S mar 1877 S Ky
Fannie 16 D Apr 1884 S Ky

257.1 Combs, Lucy 40 Bdr Apr 1860 WID 3/1 Ky

284.1
Combs, Abijah 19 Bdr Jul 1880 S Ky
boarding with Abijah DIXON family

288.2
Combs, Jack 35 Bdr Apr 1865 S Ky black
boarding with William LEWIS family

292.1
Combs, James 40 Bdr Mar 1860 WID Ky black
boarding with William WALKER family

HH 305
Margaret LEWIS age 60 b 1839 (no month given), widow
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendricks who adds that this is Margaret Combs Lewis, widow of Abijah (See 1880)

Wooten

HH 231
Combs, Robert 25 H Jan 1875 M 3 years Ky
Matilda 21 W Jan 1879 M 3 years 2/2 Ky
Nancy J 2 D Jan 1898 Ky
Jackson S Feb 1900 Ky

231.1 Combs, James 15 Bro Jan 1885 S Ky
1906 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: John COMBS to Nancy COMBS, book 2, pg 48. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
11 July 1907 Biography- L. D. LEWIS, Leslie County's choice for Circuit Judge of the 33rd Judicial District is a native of Leslie County. He is the son of Abijah LEWIS who went west in 1884. His mother was a Perry County Combs, a Combs both paternally and maternally. Mr. LEWIS attended publicschool at Hyden and afterward attended Cumberland College, Laurel Seminary, taught school and studied law. He has a fair education and is a lawyer of considerable ability.... In 1898 he married Rebecca the daughter of F. M. MORGAN and they have two pleasing children. He voted Democratic until about ten years ago at which time he left that party and has ever since been an active worker in the Republican party.... when the Democratic party robbed the people of their sufferage and unseated Gov. TAYLOR he cast his last democratic vote. (Abstracted from the Leslie Co Ky newspaper, Thousandsticks News, Harlan Footprints Vol IV, Issue 2 & 3)

Notes: L. D. LEWIS' mother was MARGARET Combs, daughter of Nicholas & Elizabeth Combs Combs of Perry Co, KY. (See 1880 Leslie Co KY Census)
1910 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Daniel COMBS to Becca SIZEMORE, book 9 pg 221. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Daniel and Rebecca are living in Clay Co., KY in 1920.
1910 Leslie Co., KY Census (Provided to Combs Researcher Debi Houser by Leslie Co., KY Researcher Nell Dwyer)

DIST 134 (HYDEN)

HH 78/79 Dist #1, ED 134, p. 5A
William Sizemore, Head, 38, Md 1 time, 9 yrs,
Martha, Wife, 35, M 2 times, 9 yrs, 4 ch/2 living
Bessie, Step-daughter, 12
Opha, Daughter, 8

SE NOTE: Martha Sizemore married William Combs and is living in his HH in 1920 Hazard Perry Co., KY Census. Since Bessie is listed as a step-daughter, Martha was probably previously married. Opha appears to be the daughter of Martha and William Sizemore of the 1910 census. This may explain why Burley and Abijah are not with her in 1900. Another question is whether they are her children since she states in 1910 she only has 2 children living.

HH 300
Lew D. LEWIS 47 head m1 12 yrs Ky
Rebecca 36 wife 2-2 KY
Mary 11 dau Ky
Jesse 6 son Ky

Note: Lorenzo D. LEWIS, son fo Abijah and Margaret COMBS Lewis, was married to Rebecca MORGAN.

DIST 140

HH 163
Albert BREWER 45 head m1 md 18yrs Ky
Maggie 35 wife 8-7 Ky
Nora 16 dau Ky
Walter 14 son Ky
Synthia 10 dau Ky
Charley 8 son Ky
Fred 6 son Ky
Clide 4 son Ky
Marcus 10/12 son Ky

Note: Albert BREWER married Maggie COMBS on 25 Oct 1892 Perry Co., KY. Maggie was the daughter of Harrison COMBS and Cynthia BAKER.


1911 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Samuel COMBS to Sis SALYERS, book 2, pg 52. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
1912 (The Kentucky Land Grants, A Systematic Index to All of the Land Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky 1782 -- 1924, Volume 1, Part 1, Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D. (Originally published as Filson Club Publications, Number 33, KY, p. 1124 (herein after The Kentucky Land Grants)

Grantee: Combs, G B; Acres: 10; Book: 124; Page: 266; Date Survey: 7- 4-1912; County: Leslie; Watercourse: Coal Br

Grantee: Combs, G B; Acres: 10; Book: 124; Page: 267; Date Survey: 7- 4-1912; County:Leslie; Watercourse: Coal Br;
1913 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: French COMBS to Georgie WALKER, book 2, pg 55. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Was French the same French COMBS who died in 1915? (See Death Certificate below) Wife Georgie had a child named Pearl COMBS born 15 Mar 1914 Leslie Co. (KBI). Was Pearl the child listed below as granddaughter of William WALKER?
15 May 1915 Kentucky Death Certificate #12939: French Combs. Date: 150515. Age: 024. Place: LESLI . Volume: 026. Death vol: 15. Place of Death: County: Leslie, Vot Pct: Hyden, Full Name: French Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: Black, Marital status: Married, Date of birth:. Not known, Age: 24, Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Ky., Name of father: Jack Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Maria LEWIS,. Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Maria ombs, Address: Hyden, Filed: May, 30,. 1915, R. H. Roy (signature) registrar,. Date of death: May 15, 1915, Cause of death: Gunshot wound, Signed. M. E.. Roy, May 30, 1915, Hyden, Ky., Place of burial: Mayapeel Cemty (sic. scribbled), Date of burial: May 16, 1915. (Death Certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson; Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
1917 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: John COMBS to Polly Ann SIZEMORE, book 10-B, pg 102. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: John & Polly are listed on the 1920 Perry Co., KY census.
1 Nov 1918 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 082 Cert 40675 Deathvol 18 Place of death: County: Leslie, Vot pct: No 8, Full name: Nannie Begley, Sex: Fem, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: May 10, 1913, Age: 5 yrs, 5 mos, Occupation: None, Birthplace: Ky, Name of father: Sherman Begley, Birthplace: Ky., Mothers maiden name: Sabrina Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Fanie (sic) Begley, Address: Dry Hill Ky., Filed: Nov 3, 1918, Registrar: R. H. Browning, Date of death: Nov 1st, 1918, Cause of death: Spanish Influenza, Signed: Gordon Redwine m.d., Nov 1, 1918, Address: Hyden, Ky., Place of burial: Dry Hill Ky (sic faded), Date of burial: Nov 2, 1918, Undertaker: S. M. Begley, Address: Dry Hill Ky. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
1920 Leslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Sherman COMBS to Mattie GIBSON, book 12, pg 102. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Note: Sherman was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth CHRISTIAN Combs.
1920 LLeslie Co., KY Marriage Index: Robert COMBS to Katie CREECH, book 12, pg 82. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
1920 Leslie Co., KY Census (Provided to Combs Researcher Debi Houser by Leslie Co., KY Researcher Nell Dwyer)

Dist 152 (Hyden)

HH 49
L. D. LEWIS 58 head Ky
Rebecca 46 wife Ky
Mary 20 dau Ky
Jessie 15 son Ky
Carry WOLF 12 Servant

Notes: Lorenzo D. LEWIS was married to Rebecca MORGAN. He was the son fo Abijah and Margaret COMBS Lewis.

HH 53
W. Nick LEWIS 43 head Ky
Zana 38 wife Ky
Goebel H. 19 son KY
Dave H. 18 son KY
Hazel 14 dau KY
Lida 11 dau KY
Lizzie 9 dau KY
Bruce 7 son KY
Joe Tinsley 5 son KY
W. Nick Jr. 3 6/12 son KY
L.D. Jr. 11/12 son KY

Note: Whitlow Nicholas LEWIS was the son fo Abijah and Margaret LEWIS Combs. He was married to Zana J. SIZEMORE.

HH 87
William WALKER 56 head Ky black
Sinda 46 wife Ky mulatto
Pearl COMBS5 gdau Ky mulatto

HH 88
Samuel COMBS43 head Ky mulatto
Sissie 35 wife Ky mulatto
Hughie 15 son Ky mulatto
Myrtle 15 son [sic] Ky mulatto

Note: Samuel COMBS married Sis SALYERS in 1911 (See Above). Were Hughie & Myrtle children from a previous marriage for Samuel or Sissie? Was Samuel the same Samuel COMBS who married Jane SALYERS in 1892?

DIST 153 (Big Creek)

HH 14
Samuel SIZEMORE 24 head Ky
Jailey 19 wife Ky
Lucy COMBS 51 servant Ky

DIST 162 (WOOTEN)

HH 186
Albert BREWER 55 head KY
Maggie 45 wife KY
Cynthia 19 dau KY
Fred 14 son KY
Clyde 12 son KY
Marcus 10 son KY
Mary 8 dau KY

Note: Maggie COMBS, daughter of Harrison and Cynthia BAKER Combs, married in 1892 Perry Co., Ky to Albert BREWER.
9 May 1930 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 030 Cert 14833 Death vol 30 Place of death: County: Leslie, Vot pct: Wooton, Full name: Maggie BREWER, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Albert BREWER, Date of birth (deceased): 1876, Age: 54, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Kentucky, Name of father: COOMBS, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Cinthia BAKER, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Clyde BREWER, Address: Wooton, Ky., Filed: 6-30, 1930, W. B. MUNCY, Registrar, Date of death: May 9, 1930, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 2/12, 1930 to 5/8, 1930 that I last saw her alive on 5-8, 1930 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 8 A.M., Cause of death: Carcinoma of Stomach with obstruction & Involvement of Liver. Duration: 2 yrs, Contributory: Cerebral Hemorrhage, Duration: 4 mos 7 ds, Signed: James K. STODDARD M.D., May 14, 1930, Address: Wooton, Ky. (Death certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Notes: See Harrison & Cynthia BAKER Combs of 1880 Perry Co., KY Census; however, no Maggie (or Margaret or Meg or Peggie or Daisy in their household.
28 Aug 1938 Cincinnati Enquirer (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Clendenin)

"FIRST VERDICT Of Death in Leslie County Is Imposed On Jack DAVIS, Convicted Of Murder."

Hyden, Ky., August 27--(AP)--A jury in Leslie County Circuit Court today convicted Jack DAVIS of the murder of Abram COMBS of Hazard and gave him the county's first death verdict.

DAVIS, one of seven prisoners who escaped the Clark County Jail recently and was captured at Nashville, Tenn., went on trial Wednesday. The jurors received thecase at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

On the stand DAVIS had maintained he was present when COMBS, thirty-year old-son of a prominent Hazard family, was slain and the COMBS automobile taken, but named as the slayer Ben KING, who was indicted with DAVIS and Walter RILEY. KING and RILEY were on trial today.

COMBS, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Curt COMBS, was killed on Highway 80 near McIntosh Creek the night of July 8. The body was found in the woods about 10 feet from the highway the next day.

A large bolt was used to kill COMBS, DAVIS related. State highway patrolmen took DAVIS to London after the jury's verdict was returned. The officers had been on duty during the trial.
8 Oct 1941 Kentucky death certificate #27185 of Jackson Combs white male married. Spouse: Malinda Combs. age 44. born: 15 March 1888 Breathitt Co., Ky. died: 8 Oct 1941 Dryhill, Leslie Co., Ky of carconia of right leg & thigh. buried: Willur? Branch, Leslie Co., Ky. undertaker: Family. son fo Jerry Combs born Breathitt Co. & Martha BARNETT born Breathitt (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Jeremiah and Martha J. BARNETT Combs are on the 1900 Breathitt Co., KY Census w/son Jackson listed as born 1/1887.
11 Oct 1946 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 046 Cert 22645 Deathvol 46 Place of death: County: Perry, City or town: Allias (sic), Full name: Otis Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: single, Birth date of deceased: July 29, 1946, Age: 2 mos 12 ds, Birthplace: Allias Ky (sic), Fathers name: Bud Combs, Birthplace: Hazard Ky., Maiden name of mother: Flossie Oliver, Birthplace: Leslie Co. Ky., Burial: Cornett Cem., Date: 10/12/1946, Funeral dir: Maggie H. Blair (sic) Address: Hazard Ky., Filed: 10/12/1946, Opsie J. Deaton, Registrar, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., Co: Perry, City: Rural, Date of death: 10/11/1946, (JCC comment: Dr's certification "Not Seen"), Time of death: 1:45a.m, Cause of death: Pneumonia, Signed: S.W. Richie M.D., Address: Hazard, Ky., Date: 10/11/1946. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

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