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Letcher Co., KY was established in 1842 from Harlan & Perry Counties. Letcher County is on the Virginia State Line. Adjacent KY counties are Floyd, Harlan, Perry, and Pike. In 1884, Knott was est. from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher and Perry in 1884.
Index to Letcher Co., KY Combs Records
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1900Letcher Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Whitesburg

6/2/1900

HH 38/38
Daniel? COLLINS W M 1/1875 25 m 3 yrs K K K farmer
Nancy wife W F 7/1880 19 3-1 K K K
Watson son W M 2/1900 3/12 K K K
Robert COMBS servant W M 10/1883 16 K K K day laborer

HH 74/74
James DAY W M 4/1878 22 m 1 yrs K K K farmer
Susan wife W F 7/1874 25 0-0 K K K
Taulbee COMBS servant W M 1/1887 13 K K K day laborer

6/7/1900

HH 125/125
Andrew FRAZIER W M 6/1875 24 m 4 yrs K K K farmer
Ann wife W F 11/1874 25 2-1 K K K
Wesley COMBS boarder W M 2/1870 20 single K K K day laborer
Riley WEBB servant W M 1/1875 25 single K K K day laborer

Note: Andrew FRAZIER married 12 Dec 1896 Letcher Co., KY to Annie COMBS at Edward Combs residence in Letcher Co., KY.

6/8/1900

HH 142/142
Alex COMB [sic] W M 9/1875 24 single K K K farmer
Mahala INGRAM boarder W F 10/1824 73 wd 3-2 K K K
Bettie INGRAM daughter W F 3/1872 28 single K K K
Manda COMBS sister W F 5/1880 20 single K K K
Ira INGRAM boarder W M 1/1876 24 single K K K school teacher

JCC Notes: Alexander COMBS was the son of James and Lucinda INGRAM Combs. Lucinda daughter of Alexander & Mahaley McKNIGHT Ingram. Source?

HH 143/143
Ma-- AKEMON W M 9/1865 34 m 15 yrs K K K farmer
Lusinda wife W F 1/1855 45 11-10 K K K
Wesley COMBS son W M 10/1871 28 div K K K ?maseryman
Hala daughter W F 4/1875 25 div K K K
Anna daughter W F 12/1877 22 single K K K
Alice daughter W F 5/1885 14 K K K
Callie daughter W F 2/1888 12 K K K
Robert son W M 5/1890 10 K K K
Jane daughter 5/1900 10 K K K

Notes: Martin AKEMAN married 23 Jan 1885 Letcher Co., KY to Lucinda COMBS. Is the Lusinda above the same Lucinda INGRAM that was married to James Combs and mother to Alex Combs as in HH#142/142?

HH 158/158
W.G. CAUDILL W M 6/1849 50 m 36 yrs K K K farmer
Sabina wife W F 11/1851 48 6-4 K K K
Polly A. dau W F 1/1883 17 K K K

Note: Watson G. CAUDILL was married to Sabrina COMBS, daughter of Jeremiah L. and Sarah KELLEY Combs per " The Combes Genealogy"

6/9/1900

HH 170/170
Sam--l H. CAUDILL W M 8/1874 25 m 7 yrs K K V farmer
Oma wife W F 6/1877 3-3 K K K
Arthur son W M 11/1894 5 K K K
Birtha daughter W F 3/1896 4 K K K
Murtie daughter W F 4/1899 1 K K K

Note: Samuel H. CAUDILL married 24 Dec 1893 Letcher Co., KY to Maonrry? (Maommy?) COMBS at W G CAUDILL's res in Letcher Co., KY.

6/8/1900

HH 184/184
G.W. BROWN W M 6/1876 23 m 2 yrs K K K farmer
Arminda wife W F 12/1880 19 1-1 K K K
Bessie daughter W F 9/1899 1 K K K

Note: George W. BROWN married 8 July 1897 Letcher Co., KY to Arminda COMBS.

6/11/1900

HH 211/211
John H. BLAIR W M 3/1877 23 m 3 yrs K K K farmer
Bettie wife W F 3/1874 26 1-1 K K K
Rebecca daughter W F 10/1897 2 K K K

Note: J. H. BLAIR married 31 Dec 1896 Letcher Co., KY Elizabeth COMBS at Ray COMBS res. in Letcher Co., KY. Witnesses Ray COMBS, David WILLIAMS, and Will BLAIR.

6/12/1900

HH 216/216
Edward COMBS W M 8/1824 75 m 8 yrs K K K farmer
Oma wife W F 3/1860 40 2-1 K K K
Bertie daughter W F 7/1898 1 K K K
Sarah MAGGARD servant W F 8/1882 17 single K K K servant
Shade COMBS boarder W M 5/1860 40 single K K K day laborer

Note: Edward COMBS married 11 Jun 1892 Letcher Co., KY to Oma MULLINS. He was married 1st in 1849 to Martha POLLY. (The Letcher County, Kentucky Marriage Record Books VII - XII)

6/14/1900

HH 277/277
Marion COMBS W M 6/1871 29 m 8 yrs K K K farmer
Martha wife W F 3/1876 24 3-2 K K K
Willard son W M 7/1892 7 K K K
Bernia daughter W F 2/1897 3 K K K

Note: Marion COMBS married 1 Sep 1892 Letcher Co., KY to Martha MORGAN. (The Letcher County, Kentucky Marriage Record Books VII - XII)

6/15/1900

HH 283/283
Ray COMBS W M 10/1854 45 m 27/9? yrs K K K farmer
Catharine wife W F 6/1854 45 12-10 K K K
Hugh son W M 8/1874 25 single K K K
Frank son W M 3/1881 19 single K K K
Ada daughter W F 4/1882 18 single K K K
Jane daughter W F 1/1883 17 single K K K
Sally daughter 2/1884 1? K K K
Cornolia? daughter 3/1885 15 K K K
John son W M 4/1886 [sic] 14 K K K
Harrison son W M 6/1886 [sic] 13 K K K
Edward son W M 5/1895 5 K K K

Note: Ray COMBS married 22 May 1872 Letcher Co., KY to Catherine POLLY. Ray may be ?William Ray? COMBS, (1860 listed as Wra, 1870 Bill) the son of Elihue and Sarah WILLIAMS Combs who was born in October 3, 1853 per Letcher Co. Vital Stats.

HH 284/284
Henry COMBS W M 1/1860 40 m 12 yrs K K K farmer
Susan wife W F 7/1864 35 6-5 K K K
Lina daughter W F 1/1889 11 K K K
Ida daughter W F 9/1899 [sic] 10 K K K
Nick son W M 3/1893 7 K K K
Pearl daughter W F 5/1896 4 K K K
Hattie daughter W F 8/1897 2 K K K

Note: Henry COMBS married 10 Apr 1887 Letcher Co., Ky to Susan COMBS.

HH 285/285
W.R. BLAIR W M 3/1864 36 m 12 yrs K K K farmer
Sarah wife W F 6/1868 31 4-4 K K K
Alta daughter W F 1/1889 11 K K K
Cora daughter W F 10/1891 8 K K K
Gordon son W M 10/1893 6 K K K
Gladys daughter W F 2/1896 4 K K K

Note: William R. BLAIR married 5 Apr 1888 Letcher Co., KY to Sarah COMBS.

HH 286/286
E. E. COMBS W M 5/1830 70 m 45 yrs K K K farmer
Sarah wife W F 12/1831 68 ?7- 6 K K K
Della gdau W F 6/1878 21 single K K K
Emery MORGAN gson W M 4/1886 14 K K K

Note: Elihue E. COMBS was married to Sarah WILLIAMS. Still searching for proof of Elihue's parents.

HH 301/301
Isaac ADAMS W M 1/1871 29 m 7 yrs K K K farmer
Mary wife W F 11/1865 34 2-2 K K K
Virgie daughter W F 5/1895 5 K K K
Lanie daughter W F 8/1897 2 K K K

Note: Isaac ADAMS married 15 Oct 1893 Letcher Co., KY to Mary COMBS.

6/16/1900

HH 332/332
Shade COMBS W M 3/1869 31 m 10 yrs K K K farmer
Bettie wife W F 2/1864 36 5-5 K K K
Henry son W M 6/1892 7 K K K
Alpha daughter W F 1/1894 6 K K K
Beatrice daughter W F 10/1895 4 K K K
Silas son W M 10/1896 3
Robert son W M 3/1900 3/12 K K K

Note: S. R. COMBS married 17 Aug 1891 Letcher Co., KY to Bettie (HART) ADAMS. Is this the same couple? Is Shade the son of Russell & Dicy POLLY Combs listed as age 1 on the 1870 Letcher Co Census? Betty was married 1st in 1890 Letcher Co., KY to Jesse ADAMS.

HH 333/333
Hacker COMBS W M 2/1829 71 m 48 yrs K K K farmer
Dicy wife W F 10/1834 65 15-10 K K K
Mack son W M 2/1879 21 single K K K
Mack gson W M 5/1890 10 K K K

Notes: Here we have Hacker COMBS again and he appears to be the same man as Russell COMBS who married Dicy POLLY.

HH 334/334
Joseph COMBS W M 8/1874 25 m 4 yrs K K K farmer
Susan wife W F 8/1878 21 2-1 K K K
Bertha daughter W F 3/1899 1 K K K

Note: Joseph COMBS married 4 May 1896 Letcher Co., KY to Susan STALLARD.

HH 337/337
James COMBS W M 4/1877 23 m 2 yrs K K K farmer
Manervie wife W F 2/1882 18 1-1 K K K
Cora daughter W F 3/1899 1 K K K

HH 339/339
George COMBS W M 5/1865 35 m 10 yrs K K K farmer
Elizabeth wife W F 10/1874 25 6-6 K K K
Jame [sic] daughter W F 6/1890 9 K K K
Mary daughter W F 3/1893 7 K K K
Susan daughter W F 11/1894 5 K K K
Manervia daughter W F 9/1896 3 K K K
Maggie daughter W F 3/1898 2 K K K
John D. son W M 11/1899 7/12 K K K

Note: G.W. COMBS married 5 Aug 1890 M. E. STALLARD. The same couple?

Mag. Dist. 3 Rockhouse

6/11/1900

HH 166/168
James H. COLLINS M W 7/1857 42 m 21 yrs K K K farmer
Nancy wife W F 2/1867 33 12-9 K K K
John W. son W M 9/1880 19 K K K farm laber
William son W M 1/1884 16 K K K farm laber
Hendricks son W M 8/1885 14 K K K farm laber
Blaine son W M 9/1887 12 K K K farm laber
Delza daughter W F 9/1889 10 K K K farm laber
Bernard son W M 12/1893 6 K K K
Lida daughter W F 1/1896 4 K K K
Makenley son W M 6/1898 1 K K K
Martha CAUDILL boarder 5/1884 16 K K K farm laber

Note: James COLLINS married Nancy BREEDING 1861-1939, daughter ofJohn BREEDING and Elizabeth COMBS. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Wesley COMBS & Mary HOGG per " The Combes Genealogy"

HH 167/169
William R. POLLY W M 8/1875 24 m4yrs K K K farmer
Dicy wife W F 9/1868 31 4-3 K K K
Malissa daughter W F 1/1888 12 K K K farm laber
Elisha son W M 2/1890 10 K K K farm laber
Dewey son W M 6/1898 2 K K K

Note: "The Combes Genealogy" lists W.R. POLLY married to ? BREEDING, daughter of John and Elizabeth COMBS Breeding. The same couple?

HH 183/185
Harrison BANKS W M 6/1854 45 m 20 yrs K K K farmer
Millie wife W F 6/1863 36 8-7 K K K
Sarah daughter W F 12/1882 17 K K K farm labor

Note: Millie COMBS, daughter of John Wesley & Mary HOGG Combs, was married to Harrison BANKS per " The Combs Genealogy".

6/12/1900

HH 186/188
George A. COMBS W M 3/1843 57 m 35 yrs K K K farmer
Millie wife W F 8/1844 55 9-6 K K K
Henry son W M 12/1875 24 single K K K school teacher
Shadric son W M 12/1878 21 single K K K school teacher
Elizabeth daughter W F 5/1881 19 single K K K farm laber
Stephen ISON gson W M 11/1891 8 K K K

Note: George A. COMBS, son of Shadrick and Sarah ADAMS Combs, was married to Millie MAGGARD. Stephen ISON was the son of Elisha and Mary Ann COMBS Ison.

HH 187/189
Wesley COMBS W M 5/1874 26 m 4 yrs K K K farmer
Maggie wife W F 2/1881 19 3-3 K K K
Ella daughter W F 4/1896 4 K K K
Sarah daughter W F 11/1897 2 K K K
Harrison son W M 12/1899 5/12 K K K

Note: Wesley Combs married 26 July 1895 Letcher Co., KY to Maggie BANKS.

HH 191/193
Irvin BANKS W M 3/1866 34 m14 yrs KTNC farmer
Cornela wife W F 10/1871 38 7-5 K K K
Melvin son W M 11/1887 12 K K K
Fredric son W M 7/1893 6 K K K

Note: Irvin BANKS married 29 Apr 1886 Letcher Co., KY to Cornelia COMBS.

HH 207/209
James ADAMS W M 3/1870 30 m 8 yrs K K K farmer
Sarah wife W F 4/1877 23 4-4 K K K
Lucinda daughter W F 12/1895 4 K K K
John P. son W M 6/1897 3 K K K
Mary J? daughter 12/1898 1 K K K
Julie daughter W F 4/1900 K K K
General COMBS boarder 5/1878 22 single K K K farm labor

HH 212/214
Henry ADAMS W M 5/1868 32 m 8 yrs K K K farmer
Amanda wife W F 4/1872 28 4-4 K K K
John son W M 6/1893 7 K K K
Susanah dau 11/1894 5 K K K
Lizzie dau 10/1896 3 K K K
Nancy dau 3/1899 1 K K K

Note: Henry ADAMS married 1 Mar 1892 Letcher Co., KY to Amanda COMBS.

HH 214/216
John S. ADAMS W M 7/1842 m 33 yrs K K K farmer
Susanah wife W F 12/1844 55 7-6 K K K
Joseph son W M 2/1877 23 single K K K farm labor
James son W M 8/1882 17 K K K farm labor
William son W M 7 1886 13 K K K farm labor
Stephen boarder W M 3/1883 l7 K K K farm labor
Mattie boarder W F 2/1885 15 K K K house keeper
Susan CRAFT gdau W F 12/1894 5 K K K
Creed CRAFT boarder W M 2/1872 28 wd K K K farmer
Shade COMBS boarder W M 11/1877 22 single K K K farm labor
John W. ADAMS boarder W M 3/1867 33 single K K K farm labor

6/13/1900

HH 235/237
Millie COMBS W F 3/1877 23 wd m 6 yrs 3-2 K K K farm labor
Marlin son W M 12/1893 6 K K K
Shade son W M 1/1897 3 K K K

HH 239/241
Riley COMBS W M 8/1844 55 m 18 yrs K K K farmer
Margaret wife W F 11/1861 38 12-8 K K K
George son W M 3/1887 13 K K K farm labor
Sarah dau W F 7/1888 1? K K K farm labor
Henry R. son W M 9/1890 10 K K K farm labor
Juda dau W F 6/1892 8 K K K
William R. son W M 4/1893 7 K K K
Mary dau W F 3/1895 5 K K K
Minnie L. dau W F 6/1896 4 K K K
Shade M. son W M 4/1899 1 K K K

Jess Waddell Notes: William "Riley" COMBS was the son of Shadrick and Sarah ADAMS Combs. The death certificate of Juda Combs who married Halick Nickell 17 Oct 1919 in Letcher Co., KY, lists her parents as William Combs and Margaret Caudill; Juda died January 2, 1975 in Pike Co., OH.

HH 240/242
Stephen COMBS W M 11/1871 28 m 7 yrs K K K farmer
Martha wife W F 10/1876 23 4-4 K K K
Linvill son W M 10/1893 6 K K K
Tandy son W M 12/1895 K K K
George D. son W M 6/1898 K K K
Arminda dau W F 2/1900 4/12 K K K

Note: Stephen P. COMBS was the son of George A. & Millie MAGGARD Combs per his 1943 Nelson Co., Ky Death Certifcate. Stephen married 24 Jan 1893 Letcher Co., KY to Martha ADAMS.

6/14/1900

HH 248/250
John STIDHAM W M 6/1860 40 m 10 yrs NCNCNC dry goods merchant
Nancy wife W F 5/1870 30 6-4 K K K
Louisa dau W F 3/1893 7 K K K
Arminda dau W F 2/1894 6 K K K
Mary dau W F 2/1895 5 K K K
Harrison son W M 11/1896 3 K K K
Ollie dau W F 3/1899 1 K K K
Eli brother W M 12/1870 29 single K NC NC farm labor

Note: John STIDHAM married 10 Oct 1889 Letcher Co., KY to Nancy COMBS.

HH 249/251
Shade R. COMBS W M 12/1859 40 m 15 yrs K K K farmer
Mary A. wife W F 10/1866 33 7-7 K K K
Elizabeth dau W F 11/1885 14 K K K farm labor
Lucinda dau W F 9/1888 11 K K K farm labor
John son W M 3/1890 10 K K K farm labor
Arminda dau W F 4/1892 8 K K K
Ida dau W F 3/1894 6 K K K
Sarah dau W F 7/1896 3 K K K
Tinly dau W F 9/1898 1 K K K

Note: Shade COMBS, son of Shadrick & Sarah ADAMS Combs, married 29 Jan 1885 Letcher Co., KY Mary Ann ADAMS.

HH 252/254
Wesley COMBS W M 1/1850 50 m 29 yrs K K K farmer
Mary wife W F 9/1853 46 13-13 K K K
Louisa dau W F 7/1872 27 single K K K farm labor
John son W M 6/1875 24 single K K K farm labor
James son W M 11/1876 23 single K K K farm labor
William son W M 5/1878 22 single K K K farm labor
Arminta dau W F 1/1880 20 single K K K farm labor
H/Karlon son W M 1/1882 18 single K K K farm labor
Mynylee dau W F 12/1884 15 K K K farm labor
Malinda dau W F 12/1886 13 K K K farm labor
Charles son W M 12/1888 11 K K K
Stephen son W M 1/1891 9 K K K
Lorinda dau W F 12/1892 7 K K K
Blaine son W M 1/1896 4 K K K
Bradley son W M 1/1896 4 K K K

Notes: Wesley COMBS, son of John Wesley & Mary HOGG Combs, was married Mary BREEDING per their son Charles 1911 Jefferson Co., Ky Death Certificate.

Mag. Dist. 5 River

6/5/1900

HH 38/38
Wm COMBS W M 4/1855 45 wd K K K farmer
John son W M 4/1884 16 K K K farm laborer
Ester dau W F 5/1886 14 K K K
Sally dau W F 3/1889 11 K K K
Cinda dau W F 4/1892 8 K K K
Rosana dau W F 2/1894 6 K K K
Granville son W M 5/1897 3 K K K

6/6/1900

HH 44/44
W.V. DIXON W M 1/1857 43 m 23 yrs K K K
Dicy wife W F 9/1857 42 10-9 K K K
Mary dau W F 9/1881 18 K K K
Robert son W M 4/1883 17 K K K
Jane dau W F 11/1886 13 K K K
Annie dau W F 6/1889 10 K K K
Margaret dau W F 11/1891 8 K K K
Bryant son W M 6/1895 4 K K K
Oma dau W F 10/1897 2 K K K

Note: William V. DIXON was married to Dicie COMBS per their son Robert's 1947 Knott Co., KY Death Certificate.

6/18/1900

HH 127/127
Geo-- STAMPER 1/1867 33 m 10 yrs K K K farmer
Mary wife W F 3/1870 30 4-3 K K K
Wm R. son W M1/1891 9 K K K
T.P. son W M 2/1895 5 K K K
Cinda dau W F 4/1898 2 K K K

Note: This may be the George STAMPER who married 30 May 1890 Letcher Co., KY to Mary COMBS.

HH 129/129
Martin AKEMON W M 4/1864 36 m 14 yrs K K K farmer
Lucinda wife W F 3/1854 46 m32yrs 10-10 K K K
Alice dau W F 2/1887 13 K K K at school
Calley dau W F 4/1889 11 K K K at school
Jane dau W F 3/1890 10 K K K at school
Robert son W M 3/1890 10 K K K at school
Wesley COMBS sson W M 4/1872 28 div K K K farmer
Mahala COMBS sdau W F 2/1874 26 div K K K
Annie COMBS sdau W F 5/1876 24 single K K K

HH 130/130
Alex COMBS W M 9/1876 23 single K K K farmer
Manda COMBS sister W F 5/1880 20 single K K K
Elizabeth INGRAM cousin W F 2/1864 36 K K K
Mahala INGRAM gmother W F 4/1827 73 wd 1-1 KVTN

Notes: These last two HH's are both listed above in Whitesburg.
1 Feb 1901 THE ELIZABETHTOWN NEWS (Hardin Co.,Ky.) Shot by Moonshiners
In an encounter with moonshiners on Elkhorn Creek, on the line between Pike and Letcher Counties, Deputy United States Marshal Thomas HOLLIFIELD and Simon Combs were killed; Blaine Combs was captured and probably killed and Ambrose AMBURGY wounded. This is said to be the full number of the posse, though another report gives the name of Rufus AMBURGY as wounded. The details have not been received, but it is said more of the moonshiners were wounded. (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
20 Mar 1901 THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS, Wednesday, 20 Mar 1901. Rufus WOOTTON and John EVERAGE were shot and killed by Benton MESSEUR, a physician of Knott county. WOOTTON, EVERAGE and Blaine Combs has ridden by MESSEUR'S home and fired into his house, and as they returned a general fight ensued. Rufus WOOTTON and Blaine Combs were in the HOLLIFIELD-KELLY fight, which occurred in Letcher county a short time ago. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie McNutt)
5 July 1907 Death: Vicy Combs, 18, White, Girl, Md, Cause: Falling tree, b. Letcher Co, res: Letcher Co, d. Letcher Co, Parents: W J P & Eliza Eldridge, Father b. Letcher Co, Mother b. Letcher Co (Source: Original image, KDSLA, Knott Co, Ky. Death Records 1902-3, Ancestry.com, tr. by SE).
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