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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 established from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher and Perry in 1884.

Index to Letcher Co., KY Combs Records
1842-1859
1860-1869
1870-1879
1880-1889
1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-
Cemeteries


1920 Letcher Co., Ky Census
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

West Whitesburg Pct. 1 Whitesburg town

9 Jan 1920

HH 127/128
James B. SALYERS W M 36 Ky Ky Ky blacksmith ownership
Martha W F 31 wife Ky Ky Ky
Glayie? W F 2 6/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Uless W M 7/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Clarie COMBS W F 12 stepdau Ky Ky Ky
Sarah COMBS W F 10 stepdau Ky Ky Ky

HH 150/151
Hugh COMBS W M 44 Ky Ky Ky barber ownership
Pheobe W F 39 wife Ky Ky Ky
Gypsy W F 9 dau Ky Ky Ky
Billie W M 2 4/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Mary CAUDILL W F 71 mother-in-law Ky Ky Ky widow

Note: Elihue "Hugh" COMBS was the son of Ray & Catherine POLLY Combs.

West Whitesburg Pct. 1 (numbers continue)

10 Jan 1920

HH 156/156
Ruhama COMBS W F 49 Ky Ky Ky widow
Ishmaul W M 19 son Ky Ky Ky laborer coal mine
Callie W F 16 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Ruhama SMITH was married to Fielden COMBS. They can be found earlier on the 1900 & 1910 Knott Co., KY Census.

HH 161/161
Willey COMBS W M 37 Ky Ky Ky weigh master coal mine
Arminta W F 28 wife Ky Ky Ky
Chester W M 11 son Ky Ky Ky
Alvin W M 10 son Ky Ky Ky
Henry W M 7 son Ky Ky Ky
Riley W M 5 son Ky Ky Ky
Gorman W M 6/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Willey [sic] COMBS was probably the s/o Jeremiah & Rachel PATRICK Combs. His wife was the daughter of Fielden and Ruhama SMITH Combs and can be found living with them in their home on the 1910 Knott Co., KY Census.

HH 180/182
Loranza D. COLLINS W M 44 Ky Ky Ky timbering log woods
Nancy A. W F 39 wife Ky Ky Ky
Willie W M 14 son Ky Ky Ky
Teddy W M 12 son Ky Ky Ky
Dishmon W M 8 son Ky Ky Ky
Josephine W F 6 dau Ky Ky Ky
Ruby W F 9/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Mary COMBS W F 12 adopted dau Ky Ky Ky

12 Jan 1920

HH 218/219
Nathaniel COMBS W M 23 Ky La Ky laborer coal mine
Lydia W F 24 wife Ky Ky Ky
Ivan W M 3 1/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Lovel Y. W M 11/12 son Ky Ky Ky
McKinley CRAFT W M 19 boarder Ky Ky Ky single laborer coal mine

Note: Nathaniel was married to Lydia "Lettie" AMBURGEY. He was the s/o David A. and Nancy NEICE/NEACE Combs.

West Whitesburg, Pct No 1, ED 58, Jan 13 1920

HH 244/245 ADAMS, Shade, Head, M, W, 24, Md, b KY KY KY, laborer, coal mine
Alcy, Wife, F, W, 26, Md, b KY VA KY
Hillard, Son, M, W, 4&?/12, Single, b KY KY KY
Isabel, Daughter, F, W, 2, Single, b KY KY KY
Nonabel, Daughter, F, W, 9/12, Single, b KY KY KY

Note: Alcy, d/o of David Combsa and Nancy Nease [Neace] per her 6/14/1952 Letcher Co, Ky DC that also states she was divorced at the time of her death. Alcy states in the census that her father was born in Virginia as did her sister Maudie [Combs] BRADFORD.

13 Jan 1920

HH 245/246
James HOLCOMB W M 31 Ky Ky Ky laborer coal mine
Leanne W F 16 wife Ky Ky Ky

/247
John COMBS W M 32 Ky Ky Ky laborer coal mine
Dicy W F 54 wife Ky Ky Ky
Dennis W M 11 son Ky Ky Ky
Stella W F 10 dau Ky Ky Ky
William HOLCOMB W M 30 stepson Ky Ky Ky widower laborer coal mine

Note: John COMBS, s/o Robert and Sallie COMBS, married 28 Jan 1905 Wise Co VA Dicy HOLCOMB, daughter of Andy and Nancy COLLIER Holcomb, per Wise Co VA Marriage Records. BUT the 1945 Letcher Co., KY Death Certificate of Dicy COMBS lists her parents as Finley COLLINS and Nancy GIBSON, with Mrs. Henry HOLCOMBE as the informant. Which "Robert and Sallie" were John's parents?

HH 246/248 ADAMS, Sam, Head, M, W, 28, Md, b KY KY KY, laborer, coal mine
Polly A, Wife, F, W, 24, Md, b KY KY KY
Zilma, Daughter, F, W, 5, Single, b KY KY KY
Alma, Daughter, F, W, 4&5/12, Single, b KY KY KY
Kernie [s/], Daughter, F, W, 2&5/12, Single, b KY KY KY
COLLINS, Mack, Boarder, M, W, 19, b KY KY KY, laborer, coal mine

Note: Possible daughter [Pollyan] of David Combs and Nancy Neace. Polly A married Sam ADAMS in Letcher in 1913.

HH 248/250 BRADFORD, Head, M, W, 24 or 34, Md, b Colorado Colorado Ky, laborer, coal mine
Maudie, Wife, F, W, 20, Md, b KY VA KY
Wodrow, Son, M, W, 5/12, b KY Colorado KY

Note: Maudie Combs, d/o of David Combs and Nancy Nease (see 1910 census household). Maudie states her father was born in Virginia as did her sister Alcie ADAMS. Mauda married G T BRADFORD in 1918 per the Letcher Co, Ky. Marriage Index. This couple living in Pierce, Texas Co, MO by 1930.

HH 250/252
Jordon COMBS W M 34 Ky Ky Ky laborer coal mine
Sarah W F 32 wife Ky Ky Ky
Carl W M 11 son Ky Ky Ky
Gracie W F 8 dau Ky Ky Ky
Ethel W F 6 dau Ky Ky Ky
Lawrence W M 3 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Jordon was married to Sarah GIBSON. He was the son of David A. & Nancy NEICE/Neace COMBS.

20 Jan 1920

HH 382/383
Lige COMBS W M 27 Ky Ky Ky laborer log woods
Ida W F 23 wife Ky Ky Ky
Olive W F 2 8/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Dock W M 9/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Notes: Elijah COMBS, son of Silas and Sylvia ISON Combs, was married Ida HUFF in 1916 Knott Co., KY.

HH 383/384
Elexandria H. COMBS W M 44 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Armilda W F 27 wife Ky Ky Ky
Edgar W M 10 son Ky Ky Ky
Vada W F 8 dau Ky Ky Ky
Clayton W F 5 dau Ky Ky Ky
Wesley W M 2 6/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Peggy FRAZIER W F 49 servant Ky Ky Ky single housework housework

Note: Alexander COMBS was married to Armilda ROARK per the Ky Birth Index listings of Clayton and Wesley. Who were Alex's parents?

Burdine #9

12 Jan 1920

HH 166/174
Alex COMBS W M 39 Ky Ky Ky miner coal
Cora W F 29 wife Va Va Va O home
Williard W M 14 son Va Ky Va
Paul W M 11 son Va Ky Va
Lillian W F 9 dau Va Ky Va
Marquis W M 7 son Ky Ky Va
George W M 5 Va Ky Va
Margurette W F 2 Ky Ky Va

Note: Who was the Alexander COMBS? His wife was Cora TURNER per the Wise Co VA marriage record of their son Williard and the 1912 & 1917 Ky Births of Marcus [sic] and Marguerite.

McRoberts Pct.# 11 McRoberts

13 Jan1920

HH 131/140
Breck HOWARD W M 70 KyKyTn
Cinda W F 60 wife KyTnKy
Ashford W M 19 son Ky Ky Ky labor coal mine
Lee W M 17 son Ky Ky Ky timberman coal mine
Berry W M 15 son Ky Ky Ky
Dona COMBS W F 22 lodger Ky Ky Ky widow
Eva COMBS W F 6 dau Ky Ky Ky
Forst COMBS W M 4 10/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Bettie COMBS W M 3 ?/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Ike COMBS W M 11/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Hargia HOWARD W M 19 boarder Ky US Ky md motorman coal mine

Note: Dona [sic] HOWARD was married to Greenberry COMBS, son of Richard C. & Orleana DEATON Combs, in Breathitt Co., KY on 24 Dec 1912. Ike and Lisabeth (?Bettie?)were both born in Breathitt Co., KY per the Ky Birth Index.

McRoberts, KY

19 Jan1920

HH 53/53
Lonnie DOWELL B M 40 ALALAL miner coal mine
Viola B F 34 wife Ga AL AL
Sherman COMBS B M 17 boarder Ky Ky Ky miner coal mine
Joe CORNETT B M 19 boarder Ky Ky Ky miner coal mine

20 Feb 1920

HH 101/101
John SOWL B M 50 NC AL AL miner coal mine
Bulah B F 40 Ga Ga Ga miner
Green COMBS B M 30 Ky Ky Ky single miner coal mine

Colson Pct. #3

9-10 Feb 1920

HH 49/50
Van COMBS W M 25 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Dicie W F 24 wife Ky Ky Ky
Hattie W F 9 dau Ky Ky Ky
Clarence W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Curtis W M 4 9/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Serena W F 2 9/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Ruby W F 10/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Van B. COMBS, son of David A. & Nancy NEICE/NEACE Combs, married to Dicie COLLINS per the Ky Birth Index listings of Sarena and Ruby.

19-20 Feb 1920

HH 131/132
Jasper LUCAS W M 32 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Rhoda W F 28 wife Ky Ky Ky
Cora W F 11 dau Ky Ky Ky
Siller W F 7 dau Ky Ky Ky
Pearlie W F 6 dau Ky Ky Ky
Ivins W M 3 2/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Tiny EVERIDGE W F 26 s-in-law Ky Ky Ky single
Grason COMBS W M 16 b-in-law Ky Ky Ky single

Colby Pct. #14

2 Jan 1920

HH 16/16
James COMBS W M 23 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Adaline W F 27 wife Ky Ky Ky
Hester W F 4 6/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Vema W F 1 10/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Who were James' parents? His wife was Adaline HILL per Ky Birth Index records.

HH 17/17
John STIDHAM W M 61 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Nancy W F 45 wife Ky Ky Ky
Tandy W M 16 son Ky Ky Ky
John W M 14 son Ky Ky Ky
Willie W M 13 son Ky Ky Ky
Golden W M 12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: John STIDHAM married Nancy COMBS in 1889. Nancy was the daughter of John and Elizabeth BREEDING Combs per her 1937 Letcher Co., Ky Death Certificate.

5 Jan 1920

HH 20/20
George COMBS W M 33 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Lula W F 31 wife Ky Ky Ky
Orbin W M 8 son Ky Ky Ky
Allie W F 4 dau Ky Ky Ky
Ira W M 6/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: George, son of William Riley and Margaret CAUDILL Combs, was married to Lula ADAMS per the Ky Birth Index.

7 Jan 1920

HH 48 (only number)
Shade R. COMBS W M 60 Ky Ky Ky farmer gen farm
Mary Ann W F 53 wife Ky Ky Ky house keeping
Bittie W F 34 dau Ky Ky Ky widow helping in house
Martha W F 19 dau Ky Ky Ky
Earnest W M 12 son Ky Ky Ky help on farm home
Effa W F 9 dau Ky Ky Ky
Dennis W M 8 g-son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Shade R. COMBS, son of Shadrick and Sarah ADAMS Combs, married in 1885 Letcher Co to Mary Ann ADAMS.

HH 49 (only number)
John COMBS W M 29 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Mary W F 30 wife Ky Ky Ky housewife
Vercial? W M 4 1/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Verdan W M 3 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: John was the son of Shade R. & Mary A. ADAMS Combs. Who was John's wife?

15 Jan 1920

HH 95/95
Riley COMBS W M 44 Ky Ky Ky farmer farming
Madison W M 17 son Ky Ky Ky help on farm
Tilda W F 15 dau Ky Ky Ky help in house
Thomas W M 13 son Ky Ky Ky
Martha W F 8 dau Ky Ky Ky
Coral W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Watson W M 3 8/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Mary W F 11/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

16 Jan 1920

HH 109/109
James COMBS W M 43 Ky Ky Ky farmer farming
Susan W F 32 wife Ky Ky Ky housekeeping
Nora W F 15 dau Ky Ky Ky
Lora W F 12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Dora W F 10 dau Ky Ky Ky
Monroe W M 5 son Ky Ky Ky
Mary W F ?/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: James 1876-1939, son of Wesley and Mary BREEDING Combs, married Susan F. FRAZIER 1885-1928. Both are buried in the Wesley Combs Cem., Letcher Co., KY.

HH 115/115
Wesley COMBS W M 69 Ky Ky Ky farmer farming
Mary W F 62 wife Ky Ky Ky housekeeping
Harlan W M 25 son Ky Ky Ky help on farm
Blaine W M 24 son Ky Ky Ky help on farm
Bertie W F 10 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Wesley COMBS, son of J. Wesley & Mary HOGG Combs, was married to Mary BREEDING. The Wesley Combs Cem. listed online, lists that Mary died in 1909. Was her headstone mistranscribed? Who is this Mary?

20 Jan 1920

HH 128/128
Wesley COMBS, Jr. W M 49 Ky Ky Ky farmer farming
Maggie W F 38 wife Ky Ky Ky housekeeping
Sarah W F 22 dau Ky Ky Ky
Tona W M 18 son Ky Ky Ky help on farm
Allie W F 14 dau Ky Ky Ky help in house
Cooley W M 12 son Ky Ky Ky
Denby W M 8 son Ky Ky Ky
Christin W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Oma W F 4 8/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Morgan W M 2 10/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Vernon W M 8/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Wesley COMBS married Maggie BANKS in 1895 Letcher Co., KY. Wesley was the son of John and Elizabeth BREEDING Combs (See 1943 Letcher Co. Death Certificate)

HH 131/131
Henry COMBS W M 45 Ky Ky Ky farmer farming
Pollie W F 36 wife Ky Ky Ky house work
Eunice W F 13 dau Ky Ky Ky
Lincon W M 11 son Ky Ky Ky
Viola W F 8 dau Ky Ky Ky
Lorene W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Henry COMBS 1875-1945, son of George & Millie MAGGARD Combs, was married to Polly ROARK, per the Ky Birth Index listings of Eunice and Viola.

Democrat Pct. #15

6-7 Jan 1920

HH 20/20
Jasper COMBS W M 37 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Sally W F 38 wife Ky Ky Ky
Charlie W M 9 son Ky Ky Ky
Henry W M 7 son Ky Ky Ky
Marget W F 5 dau Ky Ky Ky
M. SEXTON W F 52 servant Ky Ky Ky servant private house

Lower Rockhouse Pct. #18 Blackey Town

2 Jan 1920

HH 5/5
Alex. COMBS W M 34 Ky Ky Ky grocery store merchant
Susan W F 26 wife Ky Ky Ky
Allice W F 8 dau Ky Ky Ky
Millie W F 5 dau Ky Ky Ky
Essie W F 3 9/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Madison W M 1 3/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Alexander COMBS was married to Susan DIXON, per Ky Birth Index. Who were his parents?

13 Jan 1920

HH 26/26
Brack COMBS W M 29 Ky Ky Ky
Dianer? W F 28 wife Ky Ky Ky
Eunnice? W F 9 dau Ky Ky Ky
Roy W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Bula W M 5 dau Ky Ky Ky
Vernan W M 1 4/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Brack fits the age of Boon and Goldie MOORE Combs's son. They were listed on the 1900 Knott Co., KY Census.

Lower Rockhouse Pct. #18 (numbers continue)

HH 63/63
Edward K. COMBS W M 58 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
?Armine W F 50 wife Ky Ky Ky
Marie W F 23 dau Ky Ky Ky
Winnie W F 15 dau Ky Ky Ky
Henry W M 13 son Ky Ky Ky
Lizzie W F 11 dau Ky Ky Ky
Manda W F 9 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Edward W. COMBS (1861-1941), son of Henry and Polly GRIGSBY Combs, was married to Armine BARRETT. They are located on earlier census in of Breathitt Co., KY.

7 Jan 1920

HH 114/114
Andrew COMBS W M 34 Ky Ky Ky teamster
Callie W F 25 wife Ky Ky Ky
Loss W M 5 son Ky Ky Ky
Allcie W F 2 11/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
James W M 10/12 son Ky Ky Ky

24 Jan 1920

HH 275/275
Jerry COMBS W M 38 Ky Ky Ky farmer gen. farm
Mary Ann W F 32 wife Ky Ky Ky
Newell W M 12 son Ky Ky Ky
Lucinda W F 10 dau Ky Ky Ky
Cecil W M 8 son Ky Ky Ky
Ives W M 5 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Jerry married in 1903 Knott Co., KY to Mary Ann SMITH. He was the son of Madison and Mary A. SMITH Combs.

22 Jan 1920

HH 458/458
James COMBS W M 34 Ky Ky Ky none
Abbey W F 29 wife Ky Ky Va
Mildred W F 11 dau Ky Ky Ky
John C. W M 9 son Ky Ky Ky
Dora W F 3 7/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

HH 459/459
Brack COMBS, Sr. W M 52 Ky Ky Ky farmer gen. farm
Vida W F 36 wife Ky Ky Ky
Enins W M 9 son Ky Ky Ky
Sallie W F 7 dau Ky Ky Ky
Willis W M 2/7/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: ?Jason Bracken? "Brack" COMBS, son of G.W. "Wash" & Sarah SUMNER Combs, was married to Vida HALL, per the Ky Birth Index. Brack is listed as "Dock" on the 1910 Letcher Co., KY Census. (See the 1942 Perry Co., KY Death Cert. of Brack COMBS and earlier Perry Co., KY Census records)

HH 470/470
Kelley COMBS W M 48 Ky Ky Ky farmer gen. farm
Sallie W F 43 wife Ky Ky Ky
Silvester W M 9 son Ky Ky Ky
Hebrern W M 7 son Ky Ky Ky
Thomas W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Blaine W M 3 11/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Kelly COMBS was married to Sallie GENT/JENT. Was Kelly the son of Edward and Polly COMBS of the 1880 Perry Co., KY Census, listed as Kellis?

HH 471/471
Nancy Ann COMBS W F 33 Ky Ky Ky widow
Mary Ann (crossed out with unreadable name above it) W F 17 dau Ky Ky Ky
Denar W M 9 son Ky Ky Ky
Vinnis W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Nalle W F 2 11/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
?Coreie W F 1 3/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Nancy LEWIS was married to John COMBS per the 1911 Letcher Co., KY Death Certificate of their daughter Beatrice (1905-1911). This family is listed on the 1910 Letcher Co., KY Census with a 7 year old daughter, Golda - the same as the crossed out name above?

23 Jan 1920

HH 475/475
Richard COMBS W M 55 Ky Ky Ky farmer gen. farm
Nancy W F 53 wife Ky Ky Ky
Manuel W M 30 son Ky Ky Ky single home farm
Enoch W M 26 son Ky Ky Ky single home farm
Thomas W M 27 son Ky Ky Ky single home farm
Vina W F 16 dau Ky Ky Ky
Millie W F 14 dau Ky Ky Ky
Martha W F 13 dau Ky Ky Ky
Flora W F 9 dau Ky Ky Ky
Frank W M 7 son Ky Ky Ky
Ira W M 24 son Ky Ky Ky single

Notes: Richard "DIck" Combs (b. 22 March 1860), son of Enoch Combs & Nancy SMITH per his 29 March 1927 Knott Co., Ky. DC (#06613). Richard's parents Enoch and Nancy were never married; furthermore, he was the second child born out of wedlock to this couple. Richard married Nancy MARTIN, the d/o of William MARTIN and Mary ASHLEY Smith per descendants. No marriage record has been located for Richard and Nancy are previously found in the 1910 Knott Co., Ky. census.

HH 488/488
Samuel COMBS W M 62 Ky Ky Ky widower farmer gen. farm
Maggie W F 18 dau Ky Ky Ky

M.D. 6 Big Branch Pct. #10

7-8 Jan 1920

HH 62/62
Blane COMBS W M 23 Ky Ky Ky farming general farm
Connie W F 16 wife Ky Ky Ky

Note: Connie ROARK was married to Blaine COMBS. He may be the son of Wesley and Mary BREEDING Combs. They had a son named Blaine who was born about the same time period.

M.D. 1 East Whitesburg Pct. #2 Whitesburg

5 Jan 1920

HH 57/61
Wes COMBS W M 52 Ky Ky Ky laborer outside
Susan W F 46 wife Ky Ky Ky
Velda W F 10 dau Ky Ky Ky
Verna W F 7 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: James W. COMBS and wife Susan and daughter Velda are found on the 1910 Letcher Co., KY Census. He may be the son of Edward and Martha POLLY Combs who had a son James W. close to the same age as the above Wes.

6 Jan 1920

HH 78/83
Allen COMBS W M 30 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm at home
Arlena W F 21 wife Ky Ky Ky
Gertrude W F 2 2/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Ruby W F 7/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Arlena was a TURNER per Ruby's birth listing in the Ky Birth Index.

HH 90/96
Steven COMBS W M 46 Ky Ky Ky Clerk Letcher County Circuit
Martha W F 43 wife Ky Ky Ky
Tandy W M 22 son Ky Ky Ky
Denny W M 20 son Ky Ky Ky
Cullen W M 15 son Ky Ky Ky
Nell W M 7 dau Ky Ky Ky
Bulah W M 4 dau Ky Ky Ky
?Wesley BLAIR W M 20 s-in-law Ky Ky Ky
Mint BLAIR W F 18 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Steven [sic] COMBS, son of George and Millie MAGGARD Combs, married in 1893 Letcher Co., KY to Martha ADAMS.

26 Jan 1920

HH 316/340
George W. COMBS W M 52 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Lizzie W F 44 wife Ky Va Ky
Hobert W M 18 son Ky Ky Ky farm labor home farm
Russell W M 15 son Ky Ky Ky farm labor home farm
Hassel W M 8 son Ky Ky Ky
Eveline W F 3 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: George W. COMBS, son of Russell H. & Dicy POLLY Combs, married M. E. STALLARD. Were M.E. & Lizzie the same person? Ky Birth Index lists her as Lizzie STALLARD.

27 Jan 1920 (numbers start getting out of order here)

HH 323/347
Henry COMBS W M 57 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Susan W F 55 wife Ky Ky Ky
Lina W F 31 dau Ky Ky Ky single
Ida W F 28 dau Ky Ky Ky single
Nick W M 25 son Ky Ky Ky single farm labor home farm
Pearl W M 23 son Ky Ky Ky single farm labor home farm
Hattie W F 21 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Henry COMBS, son of Edward and Martha POLLY Combs, married in 1887 Letcher Co., KY to Susan COMBS. Susan's age matches the age of Elihue and Sarah WILLIAMS Combs daughter Susan who was born ca 1864. Was she their daughter?

(three doors away)

HH 336/350
Marion COMBS W M 48 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Martha W F 33 wife Ky Ky Ky
John W M 19 son Ky Ky Ky farm labor home farm

Note: Marion COMBS married in 1892 Letcher Co., KY to Martha MORGAN. Who were Marion's parents?

28 Jan 1920

HH 337/351
Harrison COMBS W M 29 Ky Ky Ky farm labor
Matilda W F 27 wife Ky Ky Ky
Smith W M 4 7/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Cassie W F 2 10/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Harrison is probably the son of Ray and Catherine POLLY Combs, though his age is a couple years off from the 1900 Letcher Co., KY listing. Harrison was married to Frances Matilda REYNOLDS per the Ky Birth Index.

HH 338/352
Ray COMBS W M 64 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Catharine W F 63 wife Ky Ky Ky
Babe W F 19 dau Ky Ky Ky

/353
John COMBS W M 32 Ky Ky Ky farm labor
Martha W F 25 wife Ky Ky Ky
Gladys W F 2 1/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Dan W M 1/12 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Ray COMBS is probably William Ray COMBS, son of Elihue & Sarah WILLIAMS Combs. He was married to Catherine POLLY. John COMBS, son of Ray & Catherine, was married Martha REYNOLDS.

HH 339/354
Willard COMBS W M 26 Ky Ky Ky electrician coal mine
Bertha W F 25 wife Ky Ky Ky
Earl W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Willard was the son of Marion & Martha MORGAN Combs.

29 Jan1920

HH 372/387
Sallie COMBS W F 42 Ky Ky Ky widow farmer general farm
Charles W M 17 son Ky Ky Ky farm labor home farm
Ollie W F 14 dau Ky Ky Ky
Bell W F 12 dau Ky Ky Ky
Chilee W F 10 dau Ky Ky Ky

Who was Sallie the widow of?

30 Jan 1920

HH 385/400
Harlan COMBS W M 29 Ky Ky Ky miner coal mine
Sussie M. W F 22 wife Ky Ky Ky

Note: Is Harlan the son of of Wesley & Mary BREEDING Combs? Who was his wife?

HH 394/410
Mack COMBS W M 39 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Ida W F 35 wife Ky Ky Ky
Lina W F 16 dau Ky Ky Ky
John W M 14 son Ky Ky Ky
Belvia W F 11 dau Ky Ky Ky
Vernan W M 4 son Ky Ky Ky

Note: Mack COMBS was married to Ida HALL per the Ky Birth Index. He was the son of Russell H. & Dicy POLLY Combs.

31 Jan 1920

HH 405/421
James COMBS W M 42 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Manervy W F 38 wife Ky Ky Ky
Van W M 17 son Ky Ky Ky
Forester W M 13 son Ky Ky Ky
Bonnie W F 11 dau Ky Ky Ky
Marion W M 8 son Ky Ky Ky
Cluster W M 4 5/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Dora E. W F 2/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: James COMBS, son of Russell H. & Dicie POLLY Combs, was married to Minerva STALLARD per the Ky Birth Index.

HH 406/422
Joseph COMBS W M 46 Ky Ky Ky farmer general farm
Susan W F 38 wife Ky Ky Ky
Bertha W F 20 dau Ky Ky Ky
William M. W M 19 son Ky Ky Ky labor home farm
Lizzie R. W F 16 dau Ky Ky Ky
Alice R. W F 13 dau Ky Ky Ky
Louisa W F 10 dau Ky Ky Ky
John M. W M 8 son Ky Ky Ky
Edna B. W F 5 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Joseph Combs, son of Russell H. & Dicie POLLY Combs, was married in 1896 Letcher Co., KY to Susan STALLARD.

Baker #5

3-5 Jan 1920

HH 42/44
William COMBS W M 38 Ky Ky Ky retail merchant
Salley W F 28 wife Ky Ky Ky
Dicie W F 7 dau Ky Ky Ky
Pirl W M 5 son Ky Ky Ky
Burniece W F 3 dau Ky Ky Ky
Bradley W M 1 6/12 son Ky Ky Ky
Bradley Sr. W M 23 brother Ky Ky Ky bookkeeper Rail Road

Note: William COMBS, son of Wesley & Mary BREEDING Combs, was married to Sallie BANKS, per Ky Birth Index.

7 Jan 1920

HH 138/138
Shade COMBS W M 41 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Ollie W F 25 wife Ky Ky Ky
Kinan W M 17 son Ky Ky Ky
Kermitt W M 15 son Ky Ky Ky
Ollie W F 14 dau OHKyKy
Lenamay W F 7 dau Ky Ky Ky
Forester W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Marci W F 2 dau Ky Ky Ky
Malda W F 1 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Shade COMBS was the son of George and Millie MAGGARD Combs. The older three children, Kenon Everett, Kermit, and Allie Faye, were children of Shade and his first wife Millie ISON. Shade is divorced from Millie by 1910. In 1911, he marries Cinda HAMPTON, who dies in 1915. Shade then married the above Ollie ADKINS.

Seco, Pct No 7, ED 67, Jan 13 1920

House #244 County Road
HH 72/73 BANKS John L, Head, M, W, 35, Md, b KY KY KY, miner, coal mine
Eva, Wife, F, W, 24, Md, b KY KY KY
Henry, Son, M, W, 4&1/2, Single, b KY KY KY
Lineville, Son, M, W, 11/12 mos, Single, b KY KY KY

Note: Eva Combs, d/o of David Combs and Nancy Neace. Eva C Banks (9/24/1895-4/24/1958) is buried in the Banks Cemetery, Isom, Ky.

14 Jan 1920

HH 120/121
Lucy CALDWELL W F 41? Ky Ky Ky widow managing club house
Annis S. W F 15 dau Ky Ky Ky
John H. W M 13 son Ky Ky Ky
Bert F. RICHMOND W M 30 boarder Ky Ky Ky single miner coal mine
Leslie PICKLESIMER W M 27 boarder Ky Ky Ky single bookkeeper coal company
William T. HOLBROOK W M 22 boarder Ky Ky Ky single clerk store
James H. WARD W M 22 boarder Ky Ky Ky single clerk office
Coyle WARD Dr. W M 25 boarder Ky Ky Ky single dentist coal company own office
Eli L. COMBS W M 21 boarder Ky Ky Ky single clerk store

15 Jan 1920

HH 145/147
Hartley C. COMBS W M 30 Ky Ky Ky miner coal mine
Geneva W F 25 wife Ky Ky Ky
Wallace W M 6 son Ky Ky Ky
Opal W F 1 10/12 dau Ky Ky Ky
?Thee W M 25 brother Ky Ky Ky md miner coal mine
Wix H. CAUDILL W M 18 b-in-law Ky Ky Ky single miner coal mine

Note: Hartley was married to Geneva CAUDILL per the Ky Birth Index.

Fleming Pct. #7

3 Jan 1920

HH ??/??
Elmer KENDRICK W M 20 Ky Ky Ky laborer
Provy W F 19 wife Ky Ky Ky
Mildred W F 6/12 dau Ky Ky Ky

Note: Elmer, son of James and Mollie FLANERY Kendrick, was the ggg-grandson of John and Rebecca COMBS Combs of Owsley Co., Ky. Elmer was married to Provy BEGLEY.


15 Nov 1921 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 050 Cert 24622 Deathvol 21 Place of death: County: Letcher, Vot pct: Fleming, Town, Fleming, No: 230 Howel (sic scribbled), Full name: Chester A. COMBS, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: March 3, 1888, Age: 33 yrs 9 mos 12 ds, Occupation: Miner, General nature of business: Elk Horn, Coal Co. Birthplace: Breathitt Co. Ky., Name of father: E. W. COMBS, Birthplace: Breathitt Co., Ky., Maiden name of mother: Armine BARNETT, Birthplace: Breathitt Co. Ky., Filed: Nov 15, 1921, Geo J. SMITH, Registrar, Date of death: Nov 15, 1921, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Nov 14, 1921 to Nov 15, 1921 that I last saw him alive on Nov 15, 1921 and that death occurred on the date stated above. Cause of death: Ruptured duodinal ulcer, Contributory: Duodinal ulcer, Signed: E.H. MAGGARD M.D., Nov 15, 1921, Address: Fleming, Place of burial: May King Ky., Date: Nov 16, 1921. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
26 Jun 1925 transcribed from The Elizabethtown News (Hardin Co., KY) by Caroln Wimp

Friday, June 26, 1925
The Combs Forest (Hazard Leader)
The following relative to the Combs family is from the editorial columns of the Elizabethtown News.

The Combs have it in Perry county. We have always heard that the Spaldings in Marion County were a little avaricious for public office, but in compairson with the Combs of Perry county they are models of humility and self-effacement. Dr M E Combs is running for County Judge, and Sewell Combs for County Attorney. Bill Combs wants to be County Clerk, while Troy and Goodloe are candidates for jailor. Killus, what a name for Perry county, is out for Tax Commissioner, while there are only four of the family, Van B, Richmond, Bige and Red Bod, in the race for sheriff. Whatever else happens up at Hazard, the Combs are going to win, and after the election they can have a family reunion at the court house. Lest we overlook the Combs that are running, we are remineded that John H Combs and Ed Combs are seeking the office of magistrate of the fifth district; Lee Combs wants to be magistrate in the Campbell district; John G Combs contemplates running for the office of councilman in the city of Hazard; W M Combs (Bill Kettlehead), colored, is again asking for the office of coroner. In Letcher County, they have James Combs, who wants to be County Clerk.

The Combs family settled in Perry County about the time of the Revolution, when seven brothers came here from North Carolina. It is estimated that one-fifth of the population of Perry County has Combs blood in their veins. Thus there are the colored Combs quite a number, who are descended fro mthe slaves of the family.

But practically all of the Combes of the county, whose skin is white, are descended from these seven brothers. This included Earl Combs, the famous ball player of the New York Yankees, and the several preachers and statesmen who are well known in Kentucky. As someone remarked, the Combs family tree has developed into a regular forest! One point to be noticed is that several of the Combs are advertising that they do not belong to a family of office-seekers. It would seem that all the Combs do not claim relationship, any more than all the Smiths, Browns or Jones pretend to be related. We just wonder if a Combs would run for office as well by any other name.
28 May 1925 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, vol: 37 cert: 18013 Place of death: County: Letcher, Vot pct: #3, Town, Isom (sic), Full name: Shade Dempssie Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: Aug 20, 1926, Age: 1 yr 9 mo 5 ds, Birthplace: Isom, Ky., Name of father: George Combs, Birthplace: Isom, Maiden name of mother: Lula Adams (sic), Birthplace: Isom, Informant: George Combs, Address: Isom, Ky., Filed: 6/4/1928, J.W.Combs (sic), Date of death: May 25, 1928, Cause of death: Entero colitis (sic), Place of burial: Isom Ky., Date of burial: May 25, 1928, Undertaker: Geo Combs, Address: Isom Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
3 Aug 1926 Kentucky Death Certificate of #20902 George Combs white male widow; age 84 yrs 5 mos; born: 3 March 1841 Letcher Co., Ky [or could be 1842 which would match age]; died: 3 Aug 1926 Isom, Letcher Co., Ky; son of Shade Combs b Letcher Co. & Sally ADAMS b Ky; informant: Shade Combs of Isom, Ky. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser who adds: This dc was very hard to read)

DK Notes: George W. Combs is on the 1850 Letcher Co., Ky census living with his parents in the home of Wesley Combs. George m Millie MAGGARD per 1943 Nelson Co., KY death certificate of son, Stephen P.
15 Dec 1927 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 058 Cert 28701 Deathvol 27 Place of death: County: Letcher, Vot pct: #3, Town: Isom, Full name: Van Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Date of birth: 12,15,27, Age: 5 min., Name of father: John Combs, Birthplace: Van, Ky., Maiden name of mother: Mary Maggard, Birthplace: Van, Ky., Informant: S.R. Combs, Address: Van., Ky., Filed: 1-2-1928, J.W.Combs, Registrar, (There is no other info on the cert). (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
25 Apr 1928 Letcher Co., Kentucky Death Cert No. 12721, Whitesburg, Voting Pct #1, Letcher Co, Ky; Name: Mrs. W. G. CAUDILL, Female, White, Married, Age 76, Date of Birth: left blank, Housewife, Date of Death: April 25, 1928, at 9:30pm, Letcher Co, Ky., Cause: Cerebral Hemmorhages [sic], Buried 28 April 1928; Born: Letcher Co, Ky., Father: Jerry Combs, Born Perry Co, Ky., Mother: Sally KELLY, Born Ky; Informant: W R Caudill, Whitesburg, Ky; Attended by B C Back who states he attended her to April 25, 1928 and last saw her alive on April 25, 1928.

NOTES: Sabrina Combs, d/o of Jeremiah L Combs Jr. and Sarah KELLY (Kentucky Death Certificates, original images, Ancestry.com, tr. by SE)
1930 Census East Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky; Roll: 765; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 21 submitted by Carter Combs

24-24 Willard COMBS head R m w 36 m 19 KYKYKY Farmer Truck Farm
Nora wife f w 23 m 18 KYKYKY
Earl son m w 16? s KYKYKY
Bulah Faye dau f w 9 s KYKYKY
Wilma Gean dau f w 4 s KYKYKY
Christine dau f w 2 s KYKYY

CC NOTES: According to the Kentucky Birth Index Wilma J Combs. was born 21 Apr 1926 and Christine Combs was born 30 May 1928 to Nora Frazierin Letcher Co., KY. See also Fleming Co., KY for obit on Nora Combs who died in Macomb Co., MI in 2006.
3 Jun 1933 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 044 Cert 21722 Deathvol 33 Place of death: Co: Letcher, vot pct. Polly, reg dist nr. 880, prim reg dist nr. 6184, Full name: Larry Combs, Residence: Lester, Ky. Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital Status: Single, Date of Birth: Jan 10, 1929, Age: 4 yrs, 5 mos, 23 days, Birthplace: town, Perry Co., Name of father: Ballard Combs, Birthplace; Perry Co. Maiden name of mother: Louisa Lucas, Birthplace: Lester, Informant: Mother, Address: Lester, Ky. Registrar: S.S. Blair (signature), Date of death: June 3, 1933, I hereby certify that i attended deceased from May 10, 1933 to June 3, 1933 that i last saw her alive on June 3, 1933, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 12:30, Cause of death: Pneumonia, Contributory: Measles, duration: 24 days, Signed: R.H. Collins, M.D. 6-8-1933, Address: Whitesburg, Ky. Place of burial: Lester, Ky. date: June 4, 1933, Undertaker: Family, Address: Lester, Ky. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
15 Jan 1935 Kentucky Death Certificate: Riley Combs Date 350115 Age 058 Place LTCHR Residence ISOM Volume 005 Cert 02014 Deathvol 35 Place of Death: County: Letcher, Vot pct; Little Cally (sic scribbled), Full Name: Riley Combs, Residence no. Isom Ky., Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Spouse: Mrs Maggie Combs, Date of birth: Feb 11, 1876, Age: 58 years 11 months 4 days, Occupation: Farmer, Date deceased last worked: At death, Total time spent in this occupation: 30, Birthplace: Knott Co. Ky. Name of father: (Not filled in), Maiden name of mother: (Not filled in), Informant; Mrs Delman (sic) BREEDING, Address: Red fox, Ky (in parenthesis(daughter)), Burial: Isom, Ky. Date: 1-17-1935, Undertaker: Name family, Address: Isom, Ky. Filed: 1-30, 1935, Ison Collins registrar, Date of death: January 15, 1935, at 5 P.M., Cause of death: Homicide- Gun shot wound through out head. Date of onset: 1-15-1935, Contributory: Killed by shooting by unknown party?., If death was due to external causes (violence) fill in also the following: Accident, suicide, or homicide: Homicide, date of injury: 1-15-1935, Where did injury occur?: Near Blair Br. School, Specify whether injury occurred in industry, in home, or in public place. Public place, Manner of injury: wounds by shooting, Nature of injury: from shot gun, Signed: R. H. COLLINS, M.D., Address: Whitesburg, Ky. Death (Certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson. Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
15 Apr 1937 Death Certificate #11540 of Bill Combs white male, widowed. resides: Isom, Ky. spouse: Anna Combs. age 55 yrs ? mos ? ds. born: about 1882 Perry Co., Ky. died: 15 April 1937 Letcher Co., Ky of tuberculosus; enteritis. buried: Smoot Cem. 16 Apr 1937 by family. son of Robert Combs b not known. informant: John MOORE. filed 18 Apr 1937 J. Day COLLINS (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
29 Oct 1937 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 058 Cert 28976 Deathvol 37 Place of death: Letcher, vot pct: Burdine, Town: Jenkins, reg dist nr. 880, prim reg dist nr. 3204, Full Name: Betty Jean Combs, Residence no. 237 #1 Hill, Sex: F, Color or race; W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: 10-29-1937, Age if less than 1 day hrs or mins 3 (she lived 3 minutes according to them), Birthplace: Letcher Co. Ky, Name of father: Willard Combs, Birthplace: Wise Co. Va., Maiden name of mother: Thelma Hall, Birthplace: W. Va., Informant: Willard Combs, Address: Burdine Ky., Burial: Jenkins, Ky., Date; 10-3-, 1937, Underatker: Geo. W. McCoy, address: Jenkins, Ky. Filed: 11-10, 1937 I certify that I attended the deceased from 10-29, 1937 to 10-29, 1937 I last saw her alive on 10-29, 1937 death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 2:10P.M., Cause of death; Prematurity, Signed: Mr Perry, Address: Burdine, Ky. (Death Certificate Donated by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and Posted by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
5 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #7829 James COMBS resides: P.O. Crown, Ky; male, white, married, farmer; age: 62 yrs 3 mos 12 ds; Spouse: Mahala COMBS; born: 23 Nov 1876 Letcher Co., KY; died: 5 Mar 1939 Letcher Co., KY of depressed fractures of skull -injury to brain- cerebral hemorrhage - automobile accident; buried: Combs Cemtry 7 Mar 1939 by Johnson Funeral Home, Whitesburg, Ky; son of Wesley COMBS b Letcher Co., KY & Polly COMBS b Letcher Co., KY; informant: S.P. COMBS, Jr. (Brother) [sic], Whitesburg, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
26 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #7810 of Minerva COLLINS: female, white, widowed, house work: age: 85 yrs 11 mos 27 ds; born: 9 Apr 1853 Letcher County, KY; died: 26 Mar 1939 Whitesburg, Letcher Co., KY of labor pneumonia; buried: Ermine, Ky 27 Mar 1939 by Burke Funeral Home, Whitesburg, Ky; daughter of Edward COMBS b Letcher Co., KY & Martha POLLY b Letcher Co., KY; informant: Addie BLAIR, Whitesburg, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
28 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Cert. #7845 of Mrs. Nancy DRAUGHN: resides Whitesburg, Ky; female, white, married, housekeeper; age: 49 yrs 0 mos 7 ds; Spouse: Hiram DRAUGHN; born: 21 March 1890 Knott Co., KY; died: 28 March 1939 Whitesburg, Letcher Co., KY by murder- shot to death near Whitesburg, Ky on public highway - pistol shots, head and body; buried: Combs Cemtry, Knott Co., KY 30 March 1939 by Johnson Funeral Home, Whitesburg, Ky; daughter of Madison COMBS b Knott Co., KY & Mary Ann SMITH b Knott Co., KY; informant: Alice BLAIR (Daughter) [sic], Whitesburg, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
28 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #7844 Mrs. Millie WHITAKER: resides Whitesburg, Ky; female, white, widow, housekeeper; age 61 yrs 0 mos 7 ds; Spouse: Richard WHITAKER; born 21 March 1878 Knott Co., KY; died 28 March 1939 Whitesburg, Letcher Co., KY by murder -shot to death near Whitesburg, Ky on public highway - pistol shots, head and body; buried: Combs Cent'ry Knott Co., KY 30 Mar 1939 by Johnson Funeral Home, Whitesburg, Ky; daughter of Madison COMBS b Knott Co., KY & Mary Ann SMITH b Knott Co., KY; informant: Alice BLAIR (Daughter) [sic], Whitesburg, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Madison Combs and family (the father for both Millie Whitaker and Nancy Draughn who both died on the same day) resided in 1900 in Knott Co., KY
24 May 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #15751 of Katherine COMBS: female, white, widowed, housewife; age 85 yrs; Spouse: Ray COMBS; born unknown, Letcher Co., KY; died 24 May 1939 Letcher Co., KY of senility; buried: Ermine, 24 May 1939 by Craft Funeral Home Whitesburg, Ky; daughter of Edward POLLY b Letcher & ?Ardie HALL b Letcher; informant: ____ BLAIR, Pikeville, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
30 Jun 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #18208 Carl COMBS: resides: Democrat, Ky for life; male, white, married, farmer; age: 27 yrs 6 mos 4 ds; Spouse: Corsie COMBS; born: 8 Jan 1912 Letcher Co., KY; died: 30 June 1939 Seco, Letcher Co., KY of gunshot wound of abdomen extremities - ?He __ was shot gun loaded with ___ of lead - homicide near public highway; buried: Isom, Ky 1 July 1939 by Burke Funeral Home, Whitesburg, Ky; son of Jerden COMBS b Perry Co., KY & Sarah GIBSON b Letcher Co., KY; informant: Ishmael COMBS of Isom, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 Aug 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #20859 E. H. (Eck) COMBS: resides: Uz, Ky; male, white, married, farmer; age 63 yrs; Spouse: Armilda COMBS; born: in 1876 Uz, Ky; died: 1 Aug 1939 Uz, Letcher Co., KY of chronic gall bladder disease, chronic nephritis; buried: Uz, Ky 3 Aug 1939 by family, of Uz, Ky; son of James COMBS b Uz, Ky & Cinda INGRAM b Uz, Ky; informant: Blanche HOGG (neice) [sic], Roxana, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
27 Jan 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate #04900 of Shade R. Combs; white male married; age 80 yrs 1 mos 5 ds; spouse Mary Ann Combs age 73; born 22 Dec 1859; Smoot Creek, Ky; died 27 Jan 1940 Letcher Co., Ky; of terminal pneumonia due to fractured arm; son of Shade Combs b Knott Co. & Unknown informant Ernest Combs of Van, Ky; buried Smoot Creek, Ky by family (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
17 Jun 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate #15271 of John W. Combs; white male married; resides: Isom, Letcher Co., Ky; age: 74 yrs; occupation: merchant at store; Spouse: Matilda Combs; born: 23 Sept 1865 Ky; died: 15 June 1940 Letcher Co., Ky of chronic myocarditis; buried: Isom, Ky 17 June 1940 ; funeral director: Archie CRAFT of Whitesburg, Ky; son of George Combs b Ky & Millie MAGGARD b Ky; informant: Clark C. Combs of Whitesburg, Ky; filed 28 June 1940 E. M. COLLINS (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 Apr 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #10712 Jeheral COMBS: resides Jerimia, Letcher Co., KY; male, white, widower, laborer; age: 64 yrs 7 mos ?9 ds; born: 1877 Letcher Co., KY; died: 1 Apr 1941 Jerimia, Letcher Co., KY of accute heart attack -found dead in bed; buried: Isen, Ky, 2 Apr 1941 by family & friends; son of Shade COMBS b Letcher Co., KY & Judy JENKINS b Letcher Co., KY; informant: James BLAIR, Jerima, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
20 Aug 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #20435 Mary Ann Combs: female, white, widowed, house wife; age: 75 yrs 10 mos 14 ds; Spouse: Shade COMBS, dead; born: 6 Oct 1867 Letcher Co., KY; died: 20 Aug 1941 Van, Letcher Co., KY of senescence; buried: Van, Ky 21 Aug 1941 by family, Van, Ky; daughter of Ben ADAMS b Blair Branch, Ky & Sallie MAGGARD b Letcher Co., KY; informant: Letcher COLLINS (neighbor) [sic], Isom, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
25 Jun 1943 Kentucky Death Certificate #137 (Big) Wesley Combs: male, white, married, farming; age: 71 yrs 11 mos 13 ds Spouse: Mabbie BANKS Combs, age 62 yrs; born: 12 July 1871 Isom, Ky; died: 25 Jun 1943 Sackett, Letcher Co., KY of cerebral hemorrhage with paralysis; buried: Isom, Ky 27 Jun 1943 by family, Sackett, Ky; son of John COMBS b Letcher Co., KY & Betsey BREEDING b Knott Co., KY; informant: W.R. POLLY (relative) [sic], Whitesburg, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
5 Sep 1944 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 042 Cert 20791 Deathvol 44 Place of death, County: Letcher, City: Fleming, Name of hospital: Fleming Hospital, Length of stay: 6 days, Full name: William Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Single, Birth date of deceased: June1876, Age; 67, Birthplace: Craft's Colly, Kentucky, Occupation: Odd jobs, Name of father: William Combs, Birthplace; Craft's Colly, Ky., Maiden name of mother: Jane Combs, Birthplace: Craft's colly, Ky., Informant: Mae WILLIAMS, Address: Whitesburg, Ky., Burial, cremation, or removal: Burial, Place: Caudill Cemetery, Ermine, Ky., Date 9/8/44, Funeral director: Evans funeral Home, Address: Whitesburg, Ky., Date: 9-13-44, date filed with registrar, E.M. COLLINS, Date of death: September 5, 1944, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Sept 1, 1944 to Sept 5, 1944 that I last saw him alive on Sept 5, 1944 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 11 A.M., Myocardial (ink faded out), Due to: Uremia, Duration: 10 days, Signature: E.G. SKAGGS M.D. (sic), Address: Fleming, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
11 Oct 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate #23098 of Henry Combs white male married age: 80 occupation: retired farmer born: 16 May 1862 Ermine, Ky died: 11 Oct 1944 Jenkins Hosp., Letcher Co., Ky senescence uremic coma buried: Ermine, Ky 13 Oct 1944 funeral director: Archie CRAFT of Whitesburg, Ky. son of Edward Combs b Ky & Martha POLLY b Ky. informant: Steve CAUDILL of Ermine, Ky. filed 26 Oct 1944 E. M. COLLINS registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
7 Apr 1945 Kentucky Death Certificate #8628 Dorsie COMBS, white male single, age: 17 yrs 11 mos 27 ds, born: 10 April 1929 VicCo., KY, died: 7 Aprl 1945 Letcher Co., Ky of a broken neck; car wreck; buried: Dixon Cem 10 Apr 1945 funeral director Evans Fun. Home Whitesburg, Ky; daughter of Alexander COMBS b Smithboro, Ky & Susan DIXON b Elk Creek, Ky, informant: Alexander COMBS of Letcher Co., Ky; filed 13 April 1945 E. M. COLLINS registar (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
17 Sep 1945 Kentucky Death Certificate #19660 of Disa Combs white female widow age 80 yrs 2 mos 16 ds. Spouse: John Combs. born: 1 July 1865 Ky. died: 17 Sept 1945 Letcher Co., Ky of cerebral hemorrhage. funeral director: Archie CRAFT of Whitesburg, Ky. daughter of FINLEY COLLINS b Ky & Nancy GIBSON b Ky. informant: Mrs Henry HOLCOMB of Whitesburg, Ky. filed 23 Sept 1945 E. M. COLLINS registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
22 Dec 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #27449 of Arnold SEXTON white, married, male, occupation: miner, resides: Sandlick Rd. rural, Letcher Co., Ky Age: 24 yrs 5 mos ? ds; Spouse: Elsie NIECE age 23 yrs; Born: July ?, 1924 Letcher Co., KY Died: 22 Dec 1948 Sandlick, Letcher Co., Ky of lympho-sarcoma; buried: Sandlick Cemetery 26 Dec 1948 by Archie CRAFT of Whitesburg, Ky; son of Marion SEXTON b Ky & Mollie COMBS b Ky; informant: Elsie NIECE of Whitesburg, KY. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
28 Apr 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 021 Cert 10436 Deathvol 50 Place of death, Seco Hospital, Letcher Co. Usual place of residence, Whitesburg, Letcher Co, Ky Date of death, April 28, 1950 Full name, Watson T. Collins Male, White, Married Date of birth, 1898 Age, 52 years Birthplace, Letcher Co. Ky. Occupation, Construction Father, Steve Collins Mother, Randy Combs Informant, Billy Paul Collins (son) Cause of death, Malignancy of liver Signed, Apr 29, 1950 B. F. Wright M.D., Seco Ky. Burial, Mayking Cemetery, Mayking, Ky., May 1, 1950 Funeral Director, Archie? Craft, Whitesburg, Ky Recieved, 5-5-1950, C.M.Collins Registrar (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, Dec 13, 2001)
11 July 1952 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 031 Cert 15276 Deathvol 52 for John Grigsby COMBS; Residence PERRY; Male, White, Widowed; Age: 92 years; Occupation: Merchant Grocery; Place of Death: Colson, Letcher Co. Ky; Usual Residence: Hazard, Ky.; Birth Date: 19 Mar 1860; Place of Birth: Ky; Spouse: (Not given); Father: Jeremiah COMBS; Mother: Polly FELTNER; Informant: Lawrence COMBS; Death Date: 11 July 1952; Cause of Death: Senescence? due to age; Signed: R. D. Collins MD; Burial Place: Combs Cemetery, Hazard, Ky.; Undertaker: Engle Funeral Home, Hazard, Ky.; (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 27 May 2003)

Note: See the 1900 Perry Co., KY Census HH HH 155/156 Troublesome Creek of John G. Combs.
14 Jul 1970 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 067 Cert 33365 Deathvol 71 Deceased name: Milo Combs, Sex: Male, Date of death: July 14, 1970, Race: White, Age: Unknown, date of birth: Unknown, City, town or location of death: Whitesburg, Hospital or other institution: Whitesburg App Reg. Hosp., State of birth: Ky., Citizen of what country: USA, Marital status: Married, Surviving spouse name: Nancy Combs, Usual Occupation: Retired, Kind of business or industry: Farmer, Residence state: Ky., County: Perry, City or town: Vicco, Inside city limits: No, Street or number: Rural, Father name: Vergil Combs, Mother maiden name: Unknown, Informant name: Gracy Hurley, Mailing address: Vicco, Ky., Death was caused by: Cancer (Malignancy) of Eyeballs with Enucleation of same, Duration: 2 yrs. Due to or as a consequence of : Malignancy of Skin. Other significant conditions: Malnutrition plus emaciation, ASHD, Autopsy: No. Certification of physician: I attended the deceased from July 14, 1969 to 7/14/70. View body after death?: Yes, Death occurrd at: 2:40 a.m., Certifier name: Carl Pigman, M.D., Date: 2/3/72, Address: Box 390 Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858, Burial: Sumner Cem, Location: Vicco, Ky., Date: 7/15/70, Funeral director: Paul Brashear Address: Viper, Ky. 41774, Name of embalmer: Paul Brashear 3407, Signature of Registrar: Lottie J. Banks - Deputy, Date: Feb 15, 1972. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JCCComment: Informant: Gracy Hurley is Milo's dau.
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