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Madison Co., KY was established in 1785-1786 from Lincoln Co., KY. In 1796-7, Garrard Co. was established from Madison, Mercer and Lincoln, and in 1800, Garrard gained from Madison. In 1805, Knox gained from Madison and in 1806-7, Clay Co. was established from Madison, Knox and Floyd.  In 1808, Estill was established from Madison and Clark, and in 1810, Rockcastle from Pulaski, Lincoln and Madison. In 1821, Rockcastle gained from Madison, and in 1858, Jackson was established from Rockcastle, Owsley, Madison, Clay, Estill and Laurel.

No early Combs have been located in Madison Co., KY as yet; however, Combs-Associated Families include both MILLION and DUNCAN Families (Duncan, yet to be added, along with a Duncan Family Report)


The source below for the marriage records (submitted by Sue Elfving) for the children of Henry BANTA and Wilmouth Combs (d/o of William "8" Combs) is: 1785-1844 Marriage Records of Madison County, Kentucky, transcribed by Charlotte Ramsey and found on the Rootsweb Madison Co., Ky. webpages).
24 Apr 1787 Madison Co., KY. Married: John MILLION and Lydia BUTLER.

20 Jun 1792 Madison Co., KY. Married: Nancy MILLION and John SMALL

Notes: Above marriages provided by Combs Researcher Sharon Combs Mize who adds that both John and Nancy were children of Robert & Keziah HOLLIDAY Million, Sr. and siblings of Sarah Ann MILLION, widow of RW William Combs, Sr. of Stafford Co., VA (See also below)
7 May 1789 Madison Co., KY. Married: David McNEELY and Rebecca DICKEY.

Notes: The Revolutionary War pension file of David McNEELY (a.k.a. McNEELEY), born 15 Oct 1758, Augusta Co., VA, died Madison Co., AL [sic], includes what appears to be from a bible record, the deaths of "William A. Combs d 30 Sep 1846, John COOMBS [sic] d 15 May 1847 aged about 57".

Notes: David & Rebecca's daughter, Nancy McNEELY married 21 Jun 1808, Logan Co., KY, Hugh BARNETT. In 1820 in Madison Co, AL, one John Combs m aPolly McNEELY, and in 1841, a William A. Combs m Martha BARNET (who appears as a widow in the 1850 Madison Co, TN [sic] HH of Hugh and Nancy McNEELY Barnett. Other surnames in this file include BARNETT, CULVER and SIMPSON. The Combs have not yet been traced; however, a John M. Combs appears on the 1840 Madison co., AL Census (See Combs-Million below).
1801-? Benj CLEMENT vs White _____ [c/r] (Bundle 32, Box 16, years 1801- ) Extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Source: Madison Co., Ky. Indexes to Court Records 1787-1852, FHC Microfilm # 1534019 Note: Index entries came from various Madison Co. Ky. courts:
1802 Tax List Clark Co., Ky. Tax Lists 1793-1797, 1799-1809, Extracted and Submitted by Researcher Sue Elfving from Original Tax Lists on FHC Microfilm #0007930
List #4 p. 2
Apr 21 Combs Saml R............1wm>21, 0wm16-21, 2blk>16, tot blk=5, 8hr/m
  • 1. 382&1/4a(2nd) Clark Co., Howards Crk, N=John Holder same
  • 2. 700a(2nd) Bourbon Co., Stamin, N=Holden & Walton same same
  • 3. 499a (3rd) Madison Co., 3 Fks K R, N=Ambrose Barnett same same
  • 4. 928(1st) Clark Co., Lulgelgrud, NE= Marquis Callimes same same [In Marquis Combs name in 1801]
    4 Nov. 1805 (MC-COBC:220) Benjamin CLEMENS appointed in room of H. MORELAND.... Extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Madison Co., Ky. Order Book C, vol. C 1800-13, FHC Microfilm # 0183275
    5 May 1806 (MC-COBC:353) On motion of Samuel R. Combs, the court issues a road view order....for a road to be opened from the middle of the raceground at Boonesborough to intersect the road leading from the Combs Ferry. Extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Madison Co., Ky. Order Book C, vol. C 1800-13, FHC Microfilm # 0183275
    1806-07 Wm Combs vs Jno WINN (Bundle 57, Box 29, years 1806-07) Extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Source: Madison Co., Ky. Indexes to Court Records 1787-1852, FHC Microfilm #1534019 Note: Index entries came from various Madison Co. Ky. courts
    23 Aug 1807, rec. 3 Oct. 1808 (Madison KY WBA:445) dtd. Will of Daniel DEJARNETT; wife: Tude DEJARNETT [n.b.: should read Jude for Judith] Sons: James DEJARNETT, Abijah DEJARNETT; dau: Susannah DEJARNETT; son: John DEJARNETT; dau: Polly HOWARD; dau: Mildred HOY; dau: Martha Ford TULLY; Exec: Thomas WATTS; James DEJARNETT; Wit: Thomas WATTS; John FOSTER; Nancy MILLION. (Madison Co., KY Wills & Estates, 1785-1813, Abstracts, Charles M. Franklin, Indianapolis, 1986)

    Notes: Was the above Nancy MILLION kin to John MILLION, son of Robert and Keziah HOLLIDAY Million of Stafford Co., VA, the latter parents of Sarah Ann MILLION, wife of RW William Combs, Sr.? (See below) The above Daniel DeJARNETT married Judith JOHNSON, daughter of James and (Susannah PAYNE?) Johnson of Lunenburg Co., VA.

    Additional Notes: According to Jean McCracken (descendant of Travis MILLION) this Nancy Million is probably Nancy SIMS, daughter of Matthew SIMS and Martha EMBRY and the wife of Travis MILLION, son of Robert and Keziah MILLION. James DeJARNETT'S wife was Elizabeth SIMS, sister of Nancy Sims Million." Travis married Nancy on 17 Feb 1791 in Madison County, Kentucky. Her father, Matthew SIMS, son-in-law of Joseph EMBRY, moved to Madison County from Wake County, North Carolina. It isn't known if he moved at the same time Joseph EMBRY and his sons, Jesse, Joel and Tarlton did or if he went later. John MILLION [s/o of Robert} made application for a Rev. war pension in 1843 and stated in that application that he went to Kentucky in 1783. He was twenty. years old. I don't know if Robert and Travis went with him at that time. They were a few years younger. I do know they were there in 1790 and they both married in 1791.
    28 Oct 1807. Madison County, Kentucky Courthouse Deed Book F - pages 604-605. Richmond, Madison County, October 28, 1807. Whereas George MILLION, together with his brother, Cuthbert MILLION as Security on the 19th day of February 1806, in the County of Stafford and State of Virginia exeucted a bond to BASEL R. L. HOLLADAY for the payment of fifty pounds, good and lawful money of Virginia . .. (Combs-Million Researcher Dala Jo Cornett)

    DJC Notes: George and Cuthbert MILLION were also sons of Robert & Keziah HOLLIDAY Million of Stafford VA, and brothers of Sarah Ann MILLION Combs. Rowan Co., KY Death Records, page 411, Name of Deceased - George MILLION, Color - W, Age - 82 [born ca 1777], Sex - M, Condition - M (married), Occupation - Farmer, Date of Death -July 31 1859, Cause of Death - Old Age, Place of Birth - Virginia, residence- Rowan Co., Place of Death - Rowan Co., Name of Parents - R & K MILLION, Birthplace of Father - left blank, Birthplace of Mother - left blank, Remarks- left blank. The Family Bible of Cuthbert MILLION of Stafford co.,VA also shows a second Combs marriage, that of his daughter, Elizabeth MILLION to John M. Combs in 1823 (probably in Stafford co., VA?)
    1810 Madison Co., KY Census Index: (No Combs by surname)
    P. 199
    Henry DUNCAN: 30010-20100-00
    Robert COVINGTON: 12001-10101-04 [married Mary, sister of Henry DUNCAN]
    P. 209
    Henry BANTA: 40011-21010-08.
    P. 234
    John MILLION: 02001-41201-02
    (and other MILLIONS)

    Notes: Henry DUNCAN married Polly Combs, daughter of William Combs, in 1803 in Lincoln Co., KY. Robert COVINGTON married Mary DUNCAN, sister of Henry (See also Duncan Families). One Henry BANTA married Wilmoth Combs, daughter of William Combs, in 1798 in Lincoln Co., KY. John MILLION'S sister, Sarah Ann, married4 Dec 1775, Prince William Co., VA,RW William Combs, Sr., both of Stafford Co., VA. Moreover, John's niece, Elizabeth "Betsy" MILLION, daughter of his brother, Cuthbert MILLION, married in 1823, probably in Stafford Co., VA, John M. Combs (See Combs &c. Bible Records).
    1810-1811 S.B. Combs vs Thos MASRAN [?] (Bundle 78, Box 39, years 1810-1811) Extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Source: Madison Co., Ky. Indexes to Court Records 1787-1852, FHC Microfilm #1534019 (Note: Index entries came from various Madison Co. Ky.courts)
    1820 Madison Co., KY Census Index
    No Combs by surname
    P. 102 John MILLION (brother of Sarah Ann MILLION Combs - see below).
    P. 130 James B. HETHERLY (married Margaret Combs 13 Jul 1820, Madison Co., KY)
    12 Feb 1820 Madison Co., KY Marriages. SNOWDEN, James & Combs, Matilda (Marriage Records, KY Historical Soc. Register of Oct. 1939)

    NOTE: James Snowden and Matilda are in Estill Co., KY in 1850 and 1860. In 1870, Matilda is in Powell Co., KY, living in HH of her son Jerry Snowden.
    24 Feb. 1820 Banta, Elizabeth married Maupin, James (p. 131)
    13 July 1820 Heatherley, James B. married Combs, Margaret (p. 127)

    SE Note: Possibly the daughter of William "8" Combs per The Combs Genealogy. Although no Combs were living in Madison Co. per the census, perhaps Margaret kept in contact with her sister Wilmouth BANTA. See also Duncan Families.
    13 July 1820 Combs, Margaret m. Heatherley, James B. (p. 127)
    19 Oct. 1820 Banta, Margaret m. Heatherley, Thomas (p. 130)
    19 Oct. 1820 Heatherley, Thomas m. Banta, Margaret (p. 130)
    19 Dec. 1822 Banta, William m. Thorpe, Mahala (p. 140)
    13 Dec 1825 Kentucky Land Grants. Grantee: Combs, Samuel R; Acres: 58; Book: V, Page: 234; Date Survey: 12-13-1825; County:Madison;Watercourse: Kentucky River (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. 510)

    Notes: The above appears to be Samuel Richardson Combs of Clark Co., KY, son of Benjamin and Sarah RICHARDSON Combs, and grandson of John and Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr. of Stafford Co VA.
    29 Dec. 1825 Bonta, Abraham m. Thorpe, Eliza (p. 162)
    9 March 1826 Bonta, Artemisia m. Simeon Moberly (p. 156)
    1830 Madison Co., Ky. Census transcribed by Sue Elfving

    p. 105 Unknown Twp.

    Thomas HEATHERLEY 10001 12001
    1 male under 5
    1 male 20-30
    1 female under 5
    2 females 5-10
    1 female 20-30

    SE Note: Thomas HEATHERL(E)Y married Margaret BANTA (d/o of Henry BANTA and Wilmouth Combs) on 19 Oct. 1820

    p. 109 Unknown Twp

    James B. HEATHERLY 210001 111001
    2 males under 5
    1 male 5-10
    1 male 30-40
    1 female under 5
    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 30-40

    SE Note: James B. HEATHERL(E)Y married Margaret Combs on 13 July 1820. According to The Combs Genealogy, Margaret was the daughter of William "8" Combs.

    NOTE: No Combs surname in census
    23 Jul 1832 (Clark Co., KY DB25, p.278) Indenture 23 July 1832 between William C. SYMPSON, Deputy of James WOOD, late Sheriff of Clarke County of one part and Thomas LINDSAY of the county of Madison and state aforesaid (Kentucky) of the other part. Witnesseth that by virtue of an execution which issued form the Clerk's office of the Clarke Circuit Court to the following effect, to wit - The Commonwealth of Kentucky to the Sheriff of Clarke County, Greetings. We hereby command you that the estate of James STEVENS, deceased, which came into the hands of Elliott Combs and Mary Ann, his wife, Nancy STEVENS, John STEVENS, Patrick STEVENS, James STEVENS, William STEVENS and Thomas STEVENS, heirs at law of said decedent - judgment (against them) for $71.89 and $12.79 1/2 cents (in favor of) John W. HICKMAN -- etc. I did on the 22nd day of Feb. 1830 before this court house door in Winchester (it being court day) expose to sale to the highest bidder, on a credit of three months, all the rights, title, claim and interest which the heirs of James STEVENS had in a tract of land in Clarke Co. on Boone Creek containing 86 acres bounded as follows: Beginning ...... When Thomas LINDSAY, who was the highest bidder, became the purchaser the price of $25.00 .. Now therefore .. I, William C. SYMPSON, Deputy for Milton VIVION, late sheriff of Clarke County, have bargained and sold .. to Thomas LINDSAY ..Presence James WOOD .. 28th day July 1832 .. by Wm. C. SYMPSON, Dept. Rec. 23 July 1832. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Rhoda Fone from PAMUNKEY NEIGHBORS OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio)

    Notes: Elliott Combs was the son of Samuel Richardson Combs and his 1st wife, Theodosia HOLDER, and grandson of Benjamin & Sarah RICHARDSON Combs of Clark Co., KY
    28/29 July 1833 Banta, Malinda married Yates, William (p.199)
    4 Sept. 1837 Banta, Wilmouth (wife) married Bolenare/Boleware (p. 207)
    9 Sept. 1837 Banta, Minerva married Goode, Daniel B. (p. 207)
    1839-40 Saml Combs Heirs vs David BARTLEY (Bundle 366, Box 183, years 1839-40) Extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving from Source: Madison Co., Ky. Indexes to Court Records 1787-1852, FHC Microfilm # 1534019 Note: Index entries came from various Madison Co. Ky.courts
    1840 Madison Co., KY - US Census Index: No Combs by surname
    18 June 1840 Heatherly, Miranda Jane, married Tiberius B. Ballard
    1840 According to Josiah H. Combs' The Combes Genealogy, p. 124, in reference to RW William Combs (thought by some to have been a son of John "father of the 8 brothers" Combs, who died 1819 in then-Floyd Co., KY): "William ("Old Buckery"), lived in Perry, Breathitt, old Lincoln, Bath and Madison. Married Nell CLOUD, (61 years old in 1820), probably in old Shenandoah [Co VA], William 63 in Sept., 1820. Died in Madison Co., [KY?] 1840.

    Notes: A review of Dorman's abstract of William Combs' RW Pension file states only: "The administrator of William Combs was paid pension to 8 Mar 1840, the date of his death," but does not state the county of death, nor to whom the final check was paid. Madison County court records show that William died on 8 March 1840 (see below) per oaths of Leland D. MAUPIN and James SHEARER. The administrator of his estate was his son-in-law James B. HEATHERLY and is likely the one who claimed his final pension check. Madison County probate records for William show that he was closely associated with the children and grandchildren of his daughter Wilmoth Combs BANTA.


    1840-1842 The estate of William Combs:

    4 Nov. 1840. Madison Co., Ky. Satisfactory proof was this day made in open Court by the oaths of Leland D. MAUPIN and James SHEARER that William Combs late a Pensioner of the United States departed this life on the 8th day of March 1840 and that the said William Combs was the identical person named in an Original Certificate now here shown to the Court bearing date the 29th of June 1819 and signed by J. C. CALHOUN Secretary of War granting to the said William Combs a pension of $8 per month and numbered 12382 - And it was further proven Satisfactorily to the Court that he left no widow but that James HEATHERLY is his Administrator. (Source: Original Madison Co., Ky., Court Order Book H (1839-1845): 90, submitted by Sue Elfving)

    SE Note: James HEATHERLY was the son-in-law of William Combs having married his daughter Margaret Combs on 13 July 1820. The MAUPIN familly was associated with the BANTA family in that one James MAUPIN married Elizabeth BANTA, the daughter of Wilmouth Combs and Henry BANTA and therefore the granddaughter of William Combs. The above court record would also suggest that William died in Madison Co., Ky.

    6 April 1840. Madison Co., Ky. On the motion of James B. HEATHERLY Letters of Administration is granted him on the estate of William Cobs Dec'd. Bond for $1500 with Henry BANTA and John E. M. McHENRY his security. Appraisal ordered. (Source: Original Madison Co., Ky. Court Order Book H (1839-1845): 38, abstracted by Sue Elfving)

    SE Note: The name on the estate was indexed as William Combs. Henry BANTA, security, was another son-in-law. The relationship, if any, of John E. M. McHENRY, has not been determined.

    21 April 1840. Madison Co., Ky. In obedience to an order of the Madison County Court at their April Term 1840, appointing the undersigned appraisers to inventory and appraise the Estate of William Combs Decd do Inventory and appraise and report as follows to wit we being first sworn.
    One Bay Horse, saddle Bridle & Blanket $50.00
    One Rifle Gun $16.00
    One Pair Saddle Bags $2.50
    One Hoe and froe $1.50
    One map of Jerusalem $.50
    Two Books, Hunter S Biography, Sch History $2.00
    One Hone and case of Razors $2.00
    One small box and horse flegme [sp?] $.75
    One trunk and contents $1.00
    Cash on hand $13.75
    One note on James KIDWELL due 5 May 1840 $41.00
    One note on J. B. HEATHERLY due 5 May 1840 $55.00
    One note on Madison BOLEWARE due 15 Dec 1840 $17.50
    One note on B. F. GOODE due 17 Aug. 1840 for $50.00 $50.00
    One note on Thomas HEATHERLY for $100 due 2 Aug. 1838 $100.00
    One note on Levi MOORE for $100 due Jan 1st 1840 $100.00
    One note on Js. H. TEVIS for $200 due 21st Aug. 1838 $200.00
    One Horse Book containing 15 mares put by this inserance (?) at $5 each to perfection for the year 1839
    Given under our hands this 21st April 1840. Signed Js H. TEVIS, Alex GIBBS, Adam ROGERS, Appraisers (Source: Madison Co., Ky. WBG 1838-1841: 263, submitted by Sue Elfving)

    Notes: This inventory indicates that William Combs was not indigent as he had so indicated in his RW pension affidavits. An indigent individual would not have been able to loan monies in the amount as indicated by the notes due listed in the inventory. The list of individuals to whom he loaned money suggest he was very close to the family of his daughter Wilmouth Combs BANTA since several of his granddaughters' husbands (Boulware, T Heatherly, and BF Goode) owed him money.

    21 April 1840. Madison Co., Ky. Wm Combs Sale Bill (Sale Bill of the Estate of William Combs Decd.)
    1 trunk & contents to J. B. HEATHERLY $1.00
    1 small box &c to J. B. HEATHERLY $1.00
    1 hone & razors to John E. M. HENRY $1.00
    1 map Jerusalem to T. H. TEVIS $0.37
    2 books to J. B. HEATHERLY $1.50
    Fra & hoe to J. B. HEATHERLY $1.00
    1 pr saddle bags to J. B. HEATHERLY $1.00
    1 rifle gun &c to John E. McHENRY $15.00
    1 bay horse &c to Coleman COVINGTON $50.00
    Total = $71.37
    given under our hand 21 April 1840

    3 Oct. 1842. Madison Co., Ky. Sale Bill of Estate of William Combs dec'd. was returned and ordered to be recorded. (Source: MCKY Will Book H:125 (original at courthouse) extract submitted by Sue Elfving)

    Note: The Coleman COVINGTON who purchased the bay horse from the estate may be the same as who married William's granddaughter Matilda DUNCAN, the d/o of Henry DUNCAN and Polly Combs. Also, William's granddaughter Elizabeth BLACKISTON, d/o of Lettice Combs and Ebenezer BLACKISTON, married Moses SAUNDERS and they named one son Coleman SAUNDERS (see Fleming Co., KY records).

    21 Oct. 1842. Madison Co., Ky. (MCKY WBH:127-29). Being called upon by James B. HEATHERLY admr. of William Combs dec'd. to state and settle his accounts as such we have appointed this 21 day of October 1842 at the office of Caperton & Dunyon in Richmond to perform that duty and having done so find them to stand as follows:
    The Administrators To the Estate Dr
    To amount of Sale Bill Personalty for $71.37 & 1/2
    1 note on J. B. HEATHERLY + interest for $58.30
    1 note on Madison BOULWARE + interest for $18.00
    Amt. collected on B. F. GOODE'S note for $25.00
    1 note on Thos HEATHERLY'S Interest to 1st June 1841 for $117.00
    1 note on Levi MOORE + Interest for $103.00
    Amt. collected on Joseph H. TEVIS'S note for $200.00
    Amt. collected of Polly BUTNER being for Aaron ______ for $5.00
    Amt. collected of J. E McHENRY for $5.00
    Amt. collected of J. E. McHENRY for $5.00
    Amt. collected of John YATES for $5.00
    Amt. collected of J. B. HEATHERLY for $5.00
    Amt. collected of Albert J. CORNILSON for $5.00
    Total $676.83

    SE NOTE: BOULWARE, Thos HEATHERLY, and GOODE were married to William's granddaughters (see Henry BANTA and Wilmoth Combs Family Report) . One Levi MOORE married (1816 Madison Co.) a Polly HEATHERLY. Probate records also included a list of receipts that were not copied for this submission.

    7 Nov. 1842. Madison Co., Ky. A settlement with James B. HEATHERLY admr. of William Combs Decd. was returned by the Commissioners of acounts and ordered to lay over until next court for exception or approval. A Sale Bill of the Estate of William Combs was returned and ordered to be entered of records (MCKY COBH: 251).

    5 Dec. 1842. Settlement ordered to be record (MCKY WBH:129)

    5 Dec. 1842. Madison Co., Ky. The settlement with James B. HEATHERLY Admr. of William Combs Decd having been returned by the Commissioners of amounts and laid over one court for exception and none being filed the same is now examined and confirmed and ordered to be entered of record (MCKY COBH:260).
    1840-1842 Estate of Henry Banta

    25 Nov. 1840 Will of Henry BANTA, probated 3 Feb. 1841, Madison Co., Ky.

    Excerpts from the Wills of Henry BANTA (Original source: Madison Co., Ky. probate records as presented on Ralph J Turner's website)

    Dated and signed 25 Nov. 1840, Henry styles himself as being of Madison Co., Ky. The will was produced in court on 3 Feb. 1841; therefore, Henry died between 25 Nov. 1840 and 3 Feb. 1841. Witnesses were William Oldham and John R. Moberly. He directs that "his new house shall be comfortably furnished as a residence for my wife Wilmouth Banta, and that the dower be laid off to include said building in a proper and farmer like manner." The remainder of the land and personal property (excepting wife's one-third) was to be divided equally between his children. He also directs that his son Peter and his children not to be charged for "board or anything else…whilst residing with me, and as I intend to keep them during my life. Peter's attention to my business & services being in my opinion a full equivalent for their board, etc." In a P.S , Henry gives to his wife in addition to her dower a bay horse colt given her by her father, and he directs that his daughters Wilmoth, Miranda, & Merva are to receive a silver spoon, the same as he has previously given to his other daughters.

    SE Note: If Wilmoth had a colt from her father, the gift would have been recent since the horse is still referred to as a colt. Could this mean her father William is still alive or could she have received the colt from his estate? In either case, the gift was of a recent nature. According to Madison Co. court records, William Combs died 8 March 1840. Henry's will was dated 25 Nov. 1840. Had she just received the colt?

    11 Feb. 1841 (Madison Co., Ky.) Wilmoth Combs BANTA'S Dower Allotment.
    Agreeably to an order of the worshipful County Court of Madison County appointing the undersigned commissioners to allot to Wilmoth BANTA, widow & relict of Henry BANTA dec'd. her dower in the real and personal estate of said deceased, we have, being first sworn, discharged that duty and Report as follows:
    We find the said Henry BANTA, decd. died possessed of a tract of land in Madison County on the waters of Muddy Creek & upon actual survey we find the same contains 370 acres, one third of it being 123 acres, 1R,13,P, we allot to the said Wilmoth on the northside of said tract, and is bounded as follows to wit Represented on the annexed plat by D,E,1,2,3. Beginning at a stone on the road, Wm ALDHAUS corner at D, thence west 52 poles, S86W 110 poles S82&1/2 W65.5 poles to E, thence S1&1/2W 62 poles to fig. 1, thence S57&1/2 E64.7 poles to the Beginning.
    Eight slaves were shown us, to wit, Rachael $900 America $650 whose value we estimated at $000 [sic]. Garland at $900, America $650, Leanah $300, Louisa $500, Eliza $400, Arthusa $350, and Jeptha at $700 We allotted to the widow. All which is respectfully submitted this 11th day of Feb. 1841. Signed Flo MILLER, Nicholas HOCKER, Christopher HARRIS, John E. McHENRY, Commissioners.
    State of Kentucky, Madison County, Sct.
    I, David IRVINE, Clerk of the court for the County Examd aforesaid do hereby certify that at a County Court held for Madison County on Monday, the 3rd day of May 1841, this report of allotment of dower to Wilmoth BANTA, widow & relict of Henry BANTA deceased in the landed Estate & slaves of said deceased was returned and confirmed by the court and ordered to be entered of record which has been done accordingly. Att David IRVINE Clk of C
    (Source: Madison Co., Ky. WBG (1838-1841):390

    29 June 1841. Conveyance of Personal Property by Wilmouth BANTA. (Source: Ralph J Turner's website with his sources quoted as: Madison Co., KY Land Records. Deed book G, p 488,489. LDS Film 183287; Book H, p 130-132, LDS Film 183288; Estate papers in Madison Co., KY, See Land Records Vol 2 p 437.). Document was signed on 29 June 1841

    This gift of personal property by Wilmoth to her daughters and granddaughters establishes a close relationship between her family and the HEATHERLY family. Wilmoth mentions her daughters Hetherlys and her granddaughters Elizabeth and Zarelda Hetherlys and she also states that some property she had given to her daughters had been sold (per court order) as the property of Thomas HETHERLY, likely the same as who, on 19 Oct., 1820 in Madison Co, married Margaret BANTA (daughter of Henry and Wilmoth). This Heatherly link seems to suggest that Margaret Combs, daughter of William "8" Combs, who married James B. HEATHERLY in Lincoln Co., would have been a sister to Wilmoth and therefore the daughter of the same William Combs. The name of the second daughter who married a HEATHERLY is not clear. Banta researchers refer to this recorded gift as a will; however, there is evidence she remarried on 20 Oct. 1842; therefore, the original record is needed. A review of the original record shows the property that Wilmoth gifted was purchased by her from the court ordered sale of property belonging to Thomas HEATHERLY and in NO way indicates it should be viewed as any kind of will. She apparently was buying items she felt should remain with her HEATHERLY children/grandchildren.

    More information on the family of Henry BANTA and Wilmouth Combs can be found in their family report.

    SE Note: It is possibly that Wilmouth remarried to Enoch M. SMITH (see above 20 Oct. 1842 marriage record). What has been presented as a will by Banta researchers may just be a gift of personal property that became involved in a court case. The 1842 marriage record states Mrs. Wilmouth BANTA.

    20 Oct. 1842. Madison Co., Ky., Marriage Bond for Mrs. Wilmouth BANTA and Enoch M. SMITH.

    20 Oct. 1842. "Know all men by these presents that we Enoch M. Smith and Alonzo (Lumb or Lamb) are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just & full sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment will and truly to be made we bond ourselves, our heirs &c jointly & severally by these presents sealed and dated this 20 day of October 1842. The condition of the aabove obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had & Solemnized between the above bound Enoch M. SMITH of Boyle County, Ky. and Mrs. Wilmoth BANTA of Madison County Ky. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force _____. E M Smith (Seal), Alonzo lamb (Seal). Test. Tho H. Barnes DC Memo: Both of the within parties of full age. Att. David Irvine Clk by Thom H Barnes DC (Source: Transcription of original marriage bond, Madison Co., Ky. Courthouse, submitted by Sue Elfving)

    Note: The marriage bond clearly shows the bride was styled Mrs. and being of the age of consent therein giving credence to the probability that she was the same as Wilmoth Combs, widow of Henry BANTA decd. Also interesting to see that Enoch M. SMITH was styled as being of Boyle Co. In 1850 in Lincoln Co., Ky., there is an Enoch M. SMITH, age 77, living in the household of John and Susan Warren. If he is the same Enoch, then Wilmouth may have died by 1850.
    29 Mar 1843 Madison Co., KY Deposition of John MILLION, brother of Sarah Ann MILLION Combs of Stafford Co., VA, South Carolina, Russell Co., VA, Montgomery Co., KY and Edgar Co., IL (wife of RW William Combs of Stafford Co VA - see above)
    1850 Madison Co., KY Census (Extracted by Debi Houser from 1850 KY Census, Sistler and Associates, Nashville, TN)

    Schedule pg 262

    William Combs 33
    Frances 27
    James 2
    Julia 6/12

    Notes: William B. and Frances "Fannie" HARDIN Combs m 28 Jan 1845, Clark co.,KY (See below)
    1850 Madison Co., Ky. Census transcribed by Sue Elfving

    p. 230 District #1, 9 Sept. 1850

    #445/447 T. B. BALLARD, 31, Blacksmith, b. Madison
    Miranda, 27, f, b. Madison
    Leonard, 9, m, b. Madison
    Palestine, 7, m. b. Madison
    Thomas, 5, m, b. Madison
    Ellen, 3, f, b. Madison
    Charity, 1, f, b. Madison

    SE Note: Miranda Jane HEATHERLY married Tiberius B. BALLARD on 18 June 1840. Henry BANTA named a daughter Miranda in his 1840 will. His wife Wilmouth Combs BANTA mentioned her HEATHERLY daughters in her 29 June1841 recorded gift of personal property.

    p. 246 District #2, 3 Aug. 1850

    #13/13 Simeon MOBERLY 46, m, b. Madison
    Artimisa 44, f, b. Madison
    William 20, m, b. Madison
    Henry 16, m, b. Madison
    (blank), 13, f, b. Madison
    Margaret, 12, f, b. Madison
    (blank), 10, m, b. Madison
    (blank), 8, m, b. Madison
    Benjamin, 9, m, b. Madison
    Lafayette, 8, m, b. Madison
    (bank), 18, f, b. Madison
    (Source: Original image on Ancestry.com)

    SE Note: Artimisia BANTA, d/o of Henry BANTA and Wilmoth Combs, married Simeon MOBERLY 9 March 1826 in Madison Co., Ky. (of record). By 1860 this couple had removed to Clinton Co., MO.


    1 May 1852 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: Eliza FREETS, sex Female, daughter of Amanuel FRITTS & Sarah Combs (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    10 Sep1852 Madison Co. Ky Birth: Name: (blank), sex: (blank) child of Lewis HISEL & Clarissa Combs ( MadisonCounty Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    11 Oct 1852 Madison Co. Ky Birth: Name: Cuthbert Combs; sex: Male; son of Wm. B. Combs & Francis HARDIN (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    18 Mar 1853 Madison Co., KY. Born: Francis M. Combs, son of J. N. Combs born Va & (blank) of Ky (1912 Mercer Co., KY Death Certificate of Francis M.)

    Notes: No J. N. Combs has been located as yet in the records of Madison County.
    8 Feb1854 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: (blank), sex Male, son of Wallace Combs & Mary J. ARNOLD (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    12 Feb1854 Madison Co. , Ky Birth: Name: (blank), sex Male, son of Thomas HILL & Paulina Combs (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    10 Oct 1854 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: Mary HISEL, sex Female, daughter of Lewis HISEL & Clarissa Combs (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    28 Mar 1855 Madison Co. Ky Birth: Name: (blank), sex Male, son ofWilliam B. Combs (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    08 Mar 1855 Madison Co., KY. Born: William B. Combs, son of William B. and Frances "Fannie HARDIN Combs (Morton Co., KS obituary of William Wallace Combs, son of William B. & Frances"Fannie" HARDIN Combs, gson of Cuthbert B. & Sally DANIEL Combs, Jr. and great grandson of Cuthbertand Sally EVANS Combs, Sr.). See Also Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas' Combs Family Tree, and the Combs Counties of Clark Co., KY, Callaway Co., MO and Stafford Co., VA.
    9 Mar 1856 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: Margaret Combs, sex Female, daughter of Edward Combs & Mary FALL (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    28 Dec 1857 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: Louisa Combs, sex Female, Edmond Combs & Mary A. HILL (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records
    14 Aug 1858 Madison Co., Ky Birth :Name: David D. FRITZ, sex Male, Emanuel FRITZ & Sarah A. Combs (Madison County Births Vol 1, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    1860 Madison Co., KY Census (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    HH 277/274
    Edwin Combs 32 farmer 2000 700 Ky
    Mary A. 31 Ky
    Jane 13 Ky attended school
    Sarah 10 Ky attended school
    Samuel 8 Ky attended school
    Lettie 6 Ky attended school
    Louisa 5 Ky
    Patty 2 Ky
    Richard 4/12 Ky

    Note: Edwin Combs appears to be the same that was listed on the 1850 Clark Co., Ky Census with wife Polly. Mary A. was a HILL per Madison Co., Ky birth records. (See above)

    HH 310/307
    William W. Combs 41 farmer 2000 100Ky
    Mary J. 28 Ky
    Fieldin 11 Ky
    Robert 8 Ky
    William 6 Ky
    Edwin P. 4 Ky
    Lucy 2 Ky
    Hamson ARNOLD 70 Va
    Mildred BOATWRIGHT 73 Ky

    Notes: William Wallace Combs is said to be the son of Richard Combs according to The Combs Genealogy with his wife being Molly ARNOLD. Wm. Wallace is listed with with his in laws on the 1850 Clark Co., Ky Census.

    HH 446/442
    William B. Combs 56 machinist 1000 300 Ky
    Frances 38 Ky
    James E. 12 Ky
    Julia F. 10 Ky
    Milton H. 7 Ky
    William W. 5 Ky

    Notes: William B. Combs, son of Cuthbert and Sally DANIEL Combs, was married 28 Jan 1845 Clark Co., Ky to Frances HARDIN.
    23 Oct 1862 George M. WEBBER to Maria Jane COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 -Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99)
    7 May 1863: Marriage: Edwin COMBS to Patsy SEWELL. (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 -Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99)
    14 Dec 1866 William COMBS to Mildred GENTRY. (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 - Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99)
    24 Jun 1867 William CHRISMAN to Julia F. COMBS. (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 -Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99)
    1870 Madison Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    HH 118/118 Wallis Combs 59 M farmer 3000 1500 Ky
    Mary Jane 39 F keepin house Ky
    William 16 M farm labor Ky
    Robert 19 M farm labor Ky attended school
    John 6 M at home Ky
    Charles 4/12 M at home Ky b Nov
    Moses HILL 19 M farm labor Ky
    Mary KIMBREL 21 F (black) domes. servantKy

    Notes: Is this the William Wallace Combs whom The Combes Genealogy states was the son of a Richard Combs, husband of Molly ARNOLD and father of Charles Butler BURNS? See also 19 May 1921 Madison death certificate of Robert Burns Combs, born 20 Jun 1851, KY which state she was daughter of Molly ARNOLD (Molly being a nickname for Mary)? Also note that a Wallace Combs is listed on same page of 1850 Clark co., KY census as what appears to be the following Edward Combs.

    HH 121/121 Edward Combs 42 M farmer 2000 500 Ky
    Patsy 42 F keepin house Ky cannot write
    Robert 5 M at home Ky
    Francis 2 F at home Ky
    Charles 5/12 M at home Ky b Feb
    Sarah 20 F no occupation Ky
    Samuel 18 M farm labor Ky
    Lidda 16 F no occupation Ky
    Cassius 4 M at home Ky
    Lucy WEBER 14 F no occupation Ky
    Pasha 12 F no occupation Ky
    Richard 10 M no occupation Ky

    DH Notes: Is this the Edward Combs that is listed on the 1850 Clark Co., Ky Census? In 1847, Edwin [sic] Combs had married to Polly Ann HILL Martin (Mary on 1850 Clark?) and had a daughter Sarah born 1850. Is this the same Sarah as above? Madison Co. marriage records show Edwin COMBS married to Patsy SEWELL in 1863. Is Patsy a 2nd marriage for Edward with the WEBER children being from a previous marriage for Patsy?

    Town of Richmond

    HH 123/123 John W. HARRI 57 M Doctor 12000 25000 Ky
    Ellen 41 F keepin house Ky
    Robert 8 M at school Ky
    Mannet 2 F at home Ky
    Heng Combs 35 M (black) dom servant Ky
    ___ ROBORN 25 F (black) dom servant Ky
    Mary ROBORN 18 F (black) dom servant KY


    4 Feb 1871-18 Mar 1871 Will: Richrd COOMES - wife Mary - entire estate. Ex. Enoch 1, COOMES. Wit AT BURNES. WP COOMES, L. WOODVILLE, A. OWEN (Extracted from Abstracts of Wills Madison Co., KY 1854-1856 by Wanda Lee Whitney and provided to Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)
    28 Jan 1874 Robert B. COMBS to Georgie Ann JOHNSTON. (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 -Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99)
    12 Mar 1875 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: Rachel BATES, sex Female, daughter of George BATES born Va & Rachael Combs born Va. (Madison County Births Vol 2, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    27 Dec 1877 William COMBS to Mildred E. FIELDER (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 -Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99)

    27 Dec 1877 Madison Co., KY. Married: William Wallace Combs and Miss MILLIE FIELDER, b. 8 Oct. 1855 dau. of Wm. and Elizabeth BURGESS Fielder, the former born in 1813 Ky., Madison Co., died Aug 1861 Madison Co., Ky., the latter born 1822 Madison Co., Ky. and died 7 Feb. 1874 in Madison Co., Ky (Morton Co., KS obituary of William Wallace Combs, son of William B. & Frances "Fannie" HARDIN Combs, grandson of Cuthbert B. & Sally DANIEL Combs, Jr. and ggson of Cuthbert and Sally EVANS Combs, Sr.).
    6 Feb 1878 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: Jennie Combs, sex Female, daughter of James Combs & Sarah CREWS (Madison County Births Vol 2, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    13 Mar 1878 Milton COMBS to Maggie F. FIELDER (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 -Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99
    1880 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Family Search 1880 United States Census and National Index cd.)

    Elliston

    Page 458A
    Wallace COMBS M M W 60 KY KY KY farmer
    Mary Wife F M W 48 KY KY KY keeping house
    William Son M S W 26 KY KY KY school teacher
    John Son M W 15 KY KY KY at school
    Charley Son M S W 10 KY KY KY at school

    Page 458a
    Robert COMBS M M W 28 KY KY KY physician
    Georgie Wife F M W 22 KY KY KY keeping house
    Victoria Dau F S W 3 KY KY KY
    Bertram Son M S W 1 KY KY KY

    E.D. 75

    pg 474b
    William COMBS M M W 63 KY KY KY farmer
    Frances Wife F M W 58 KY KY KY keeps house

    Page 474b
    James COMBS M M W 32 KY KY KY farmer
    Sarah Wife F M W 33 KY KY KY keeps house
    Ennis Son M S W 9 KY KY KY at home
    Allie Dau F S W 5 KY KY KY at home
    Jannie Dau F S W 2 KY KY KY at home

    Page 474b
    Milton COMBS M M W 27 KY KY KY farmer
    Maggin Wife F M W 27 KY KY KY keeps house

    Page 474b
    Wallace COMBS M M W 23 KY KY KY farmer
    Millie Wife F M W 21 KY KY KY keeps house
    Fannie Dau F S W 1 KY KY KY at home
    Margaret Dau F S W 2/12 KY KY KY at home

    Page 475c
    Anderson KINDRED M M W 58 KY KY KY farmer
    Ann Wife F M W 56 KY KY KY keeps house
    Sarah Dau F S W 19 KY KY KY at home
    Martin Son M S W 17 KY KY KY works on farm
    Florence COMBS Dau F S W 7 KY KY KY at home
    8 Feb 1887 John H. SIMPKINS to Eliza COMBS (Extracted by Combs Research, Debi Houser from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 -Madison County, Kentucky Marriages, 1851-99)
    27 Jan 1893 Elizabethtown News, (Hardin Co., Ky). Charles Combs of Madison Co. [KY], with several boys, tied a Roman candle to a dog's tail, lighted it and prepared for sport. The candle did not discharge for some minutes, and Combs, thinking that the fuse was not ignited, attempted to relight it, when it exploded. Some of the balls of fire entered his mouth. One of them went down his throat, lodged in his stomach. Three physicians are in regular attendance on the unfortunate man, but his recovery is exceedingly doubtful. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from microfilm copy)
    18 Sep 1895 Newspaper: The climax., September 18, 1895, Image 2 (Richmond, Madison County, KY.) SLICK CITIZENS HAVING A ROUGH TIME.

    A Winchester telegram says:

    United States Marshal Mitchell Calmes has arrived here from Knott county with three important prisoners, Ben Martin, Thomas Combs and Simeon Combs, charged with forgery. Ben and Tom are each about 20 years of age, while Simeon is only 17. It appears that Martin was the leader, and that the trio have for some time been sending out bogus checks. The banks here have a number of customers scattered over Eastern Ken- tucky, among those of the Winchester bank being W. O. Davis, a substantial citizen of Hazard, Perry county. ............(continued)


    Aug1903 Madison Co., Ky Birth: Name: (blank), Female, daughter of James Combs & Amanda RAMSEY (Madison County Births Vol 2, Kentucy Vital Records Series 2 Vol 73 by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    8 Mar 1912 Kentucky Death Certificate #8140 Francis M. Combs; white male married; age 59 yrs; born 18 March 1853 Madison Co., Ky; died 8 March 1912 Mercer Co., Ky of Brights diseaseson of J. N. Combs born Va & (blank) of Ky; informant Ward Combs of Burgin, Ky; buried Nicholsville, Ky undertaker Durl & Brumer? (Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick)
    23 Oct 1916 Kentucky Death Certificate #26304: James E. Combs, white male married; age 68 yrs 8 mos 12 ds; born 11 Feb 1848 Madison Co., Ky; died 23 Oct 1916 Madison Co., Ky of cirrhosis of the liver; son of William B. Combs born Clark Co., Ky & Francis HARDIN born Clark Co., Ky; informant Jennie Combs of Brassfield, Ky; buried Red Hill; undertaker R. H. CRISMAN? of Berea, Kyo (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    19 Dec 1916 Kentucky Death Certificate #31347: Sewell Stephens Combs, white male married; age 75 yrs 11 mos 30 ds; born 18 Dec 1941 [sic, should read 1841]; died 19 Dec1916 Richmond, Madison Co., Ky of cancer of the bowells; son of Henry Combs b Ky & Tempy DAVIS b Ky; informant H. H. Combs of Richmond, Ky; buried Richmond, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Stephen Sewell Combs, son of Henry and Tempie DAVIS Combs, was b 20 Dec 1840 according to the Thomas A. Combs Letter of 1922. See also 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census. Also Note: Josiah H. Combs' The Combes Genealogy, among it's list of "Old Persons Interviewed," includes: "Combs, Stephen Sewell, b. 1840; Wolfe and Madison Co's., KY." We are urgently seeking a transcript, or the notes from, this interview.
    25 Dec 1916 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 063 Cert 31355 Deathvol 16 Place of death: County: Madison, Vot pct: Blue Lick 15, Full name: Nancy Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: Jne 1, 1840, Age: 76 yrs, Occupation: None, Birthplace: Ky., Fathers name: Wm Burns, Birthplace: Unknown, Maiden name of mother: Rachel Asher, Birthplace: Unknown, Informant: James Combs, address: Benn 17 (sic scribbled), Filed: 1/5/1917, Registrar signature: (unreadable scribbled), Date of death: Dec 25, 1916, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Sept 1916 to (blank), that I last saw her alive on (blank), and that death occurred on the date stated above. Cause of death: General Debility from senility, Signed: M. M. Robman M. D., Jan 1, 1917, Address: Benn, Place of burial: Pilot Knob, Date of burial: Dec 28, 1916, Undertaker: Jim W. Welch, Address: Benn Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
    25 Apr 1920 Kentucky Death Certificate: Full name: Mrs Harlin Combs, Sex: Female, Color: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: April 26 (no year), Age: 26 years, 11 months, 29 days, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Ky, Name of father: George Gray, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Belle King, Informant: Harlin Comes (sic, this is the way it was writen), Address: Richmond, Date of death: April25, 1920, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from April 22, 1920 to April 25, 1920, death occurred at 10 P.M., Cause of death: Empuner of lung (sic faded and scribbled) Signed: W.M. Wilson, M.D., April 26, 1920, Address, Richmond, Ky. (furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson. Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

    Note: Permelia GRAY was married to Harlan COMBS, son of Jeremiah COMBS and Gilley CHILDERS.
    19 May 1921 Kentucky Death Certificate #13196 Robert Burns Combs, white male, married. age 69 yrs 11 mos. occupation: Physician. born: 20 June 1921* Ky. died: 19 May 1921 Madison Co., Ky of chronic gastric collank. buried: College Hill 22 May 1921. undertaker: B. H. WILSON of Waco. son of W. W. Combs born Ky & Molly ARNOLD born Ky. informant: V. R. Combs of Winchester, Ky. filed 11 Jul 1921 D. Z. TAYLOR, registrar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) *This birthdate calculates to Jun 1851, not 1921, thus was probably a clerical error for 20 June 1851.

    Notes: According to Dr. Josiah Combs' The Combes Genealogy, General Table, p. 146, one William Wallace Combs, husband of Mary ARNOLD, was the son of a Richard Combs who was the son of RW William Combs of Bath Co., KY (whom Dr. Combs states died in 1840 in Madison Co., KY). (research in progress)
    21 Apr 1924 Kentucky Death Certificate #12457 James H. Combs white male. age 83 yrs. occupation: farmer. born: 3 May 1841 Owsley Co., Ky. died: 21 Apr 1924 Madison Co., Ky of enlarged prostate. buried: (blank). son of Harvy Combs born Owsley & (blank) born Owsley Co.. informant: J. C. GABBARD of Berea, Ky. filed 30 April 1924 (can'tread name) (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Listed in 1850 Owsley Co., KYCensus HH of Harvey Hundley and Elizabeth (Combs? PARSONS?PIERSON?) Combs. Married Nannie BURNS according to Apr 1876 Owsley KY Vital Statistics, birth of son, Samuel.
    3 Jul 1926 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Cert 21055 Place of death: County: Madison, Full name: Bulin Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: Feb 12, 1926, Age: 4 mos 21 days, Occupation: Infant, Birthplace: Madison, Co. Ky., Name of father: Alvin Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Mae Churtman (sic scribbled), Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Mary Coon (sic), Address: Berea, KY., Date of death: July 3, 1926, Cause of death: Choberal insf. did not have a physician (sic scribbled), G.Bosley, H.O.M.Co. Ky., Date of burial: 7-4, 1926, Undertaker: Friends, Address: Berea. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
    5 June 1937 Kentucky Death Certificate #22058 Tarleton Combs white male married; age: 74 yrs Aug mos 31 ds [this is how it appears*]; occupation: farmer; Spouse: Mrs. Anderson Combs [this is what it says!] born: Ky; died: 3 June 1937 Madison Co., Ky coronary heart disease; buried: Berea [Madison Co], ky 5 June 1937 by W. W. ---NGER of Berea, Ky; son of Andrew Jackson & Martha REYNOLDS; informant: Henry Combs, Jr. of Berea, Ky; filed 5 June 1937 Jennie HERNDON (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) *born ca 1863 based on death date and age 73.

    Notes: Andrew Jackson Combs, son of Sira and (Polly ROBERTS?) Combs, Sr. of Breathitt Co., KY.
    11 Sept 1937 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Place of death: County: Madison, Vot pct: High Point, Full name: Allie Mae Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: Nov 15, 1932, Age: 4 yrs, 10 mos, 4 ds, Occupation: None, Birthplace: Madison Co., Name of father: Conly Combs, Birthplace: Owsley Co., Maiden name of mother: Ethel Jackson, Birthplace: Owsley Co., Informant: Conly C. Combs, Address: R. Del (sic), Burial or cremation: Burial, Place: Combs, Date: Sept12/1937, Cloram, Roberts, & Powell, inc (sic), Address: Richmond, Ky.,F.H. Smith, Registrar, Date of death: Sept 11, 1937, Time of death: 11:50 A.M., Cause of death: Acclerated death, Corn Schredder cut body to pieces, If death was due to external causes (violence) fill in also the following: Accident, Date of injury: 9/11/37. Where did injury occur: Home accidental, Signed: H.L. Wells M.D., Address: Richmond, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Carolyn Clendenin. Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

    17 Sept 1937 Owsley County Courier Funeral rites for Allie May COMBS, 5, daughter of Conley and Ethel JACKSON Combs, were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs Dale COMBS near Pebworth Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W. J. VANWINKLE of the Paint Lick Christian Church.

    The child was killed almost instantly Saturday when she was caught in an ensilage cutter being tested by her father. She is a neice ofEarl COMBS, New York Yankees Baseball coach and the accident occurred on his farm near Richmond.

    The burial Sunday was on the old home farm of the Combs family in the Pleasant Grove community. Pallbearers were cousins: James H. BRANDENBURG of Muncie, IN, Russell LOWE of Middletown, OH, Orlie and Boyd COMBS of Pebworth. The little flower bearers were also cousins: Reve MCMILLION, Beattyville, Helen ADAMS, Kirksville, Janey BRANDENBURG, Richmond, and Marjorie THOMAS of Clay City.

    Mrs. Addie BRANDENBURG, Beattyville, is a sister of the child's father. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Note: Conley COMBS was the son of James J. COMBS and Nannie BRANDENBURG.
    24 Jan 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate of Florence Isabel COMBS, white, female, widow, housekeeper; Age 64 yrs 3 mos 16 ds; Spouse: H. C. COMBS; Born: 8 Oct 1874 South Fork, Ky; Died: 24 Jan 1939 Richmond, Madison Co., Ky; buried: South Fork, Ky 27 Jan 1939 by Oldham, Roberts & Powell of Richmond, Ky; daughter of John R. GILBERT born South Fork, KY & Ann G. MINTER born Va; informant: Anna COMBS Becknell of Booneville, Owsley Co., KY (See Owsley Co. Obituary) (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    23 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #8040 Alice Combs; white, female, married,housekeeper; age 23 yrs 1 mos 4 ds; Spouse: Jno. Wice Combs; born 23 Mar 1916 Clark Co., KY; died 23 Mar 1939 Richmond, Madison Co., KY of coronary thrombois; daughter of Jno. Wm. Jones born Shelby Co., KY & Julia McQueen born Estill Co., KY; informant: Jno. Wm. Jones of R.D. 4; buried Madison Co., KY 24 Mar 1939 by O.R. & Powell of Richmond, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    1 Feb 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #5512: James J. Combs; white male married; age: 80 yrs 11 mos 25 ds; occupation: farmer; Spouse: Nannie B. Combs age 72; born: 29 Feb 1860 Owsley Co., Ky; died: 1 Feb 1941 Madison Co., Ky of coronary thombosis; buried: Owsley Co., Ky by Oldham R. & Powell of Richmond, Ky; son of William Combs born Perry Co. & Mary P. BURKE b Va; informant: ?Earle? ?BLOUNT?; filed 8 Feb 1941 Billie WILSON registrar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    DK Note: James Jesse Combs married Nannie BRANDENBURG. Their son, Earle B. Combs who was with the Yankees is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. James' father William Combs was married 1st to Letha BEGLEY. According to The Combes Genealogy, James Jesse's mother was neè Mary Preston HERNDON.
    5 May 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate Clayton Neace Combs of Richmond, Madison Co., Ky, white, male, single, no occupation; Age 35 yrs 5 mos 22 ds; Born: 13 Oct 1906 Owsley Co.; Died: 5 May 1942 Richmond, Madison Co., Ky of uremia; buried Richmond, Ky 6 May 1942 by Oldham, Roberts, & Powell of Richmond, Ky; son of James Jesse Combs born Owsley Co. & Nannie BRANDENBURG born Lee Co; informant: C.C. Combs of Richmond, Ky R.D. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    8 May 1942 Owsley County Courier Obituary: Clayton Neace COMBS, 53, died at his home near Richmond Tuesday morning, May 5, following a long illness. His death was attributed to heart trouble. Funeral services were conducted Thursday and interment followed in the Richmond Cemetery.

    A son of the late J. J. COMBS, he was a brother of Mrs. Addie BRANDENBURG of Beattyville. Survivors are: his mother (Nannie BRANDENBURG); three brothers, Matt COMBS of Franklin, OH, Earl and Conley COMBS of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. SEALE of Danville, Ky, Mrs. D. S. THOMAS of Clay City,and Mrs. Addie BRANDENBURG of Beattyville. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    12 Jun 1942 Owsley County Courier "Former Resident Dies in Berea"

    Michael H. GABBARD, former resident of Owsley County, died at his home at Berea, Tuesday night, June 2, following an illness of approximately two months. His death was due to complications of old age.

    Mr. GABBARD was 81 years of age at the time of his death. He was born at Indian Creek in Owsley County, where he married Rachael COMBS on 24 July 1884. Later the couple moved to Berea where Mr. GABBARD became an employee of Berea College as a carpenter and which position he held for 22 years or until his retirement on account of age.

    Mrs. GABBARD is survived by: His widow, Rachael COMBS Gabbard; two sons, J. C. GABBARD of Berea and E. B. GABBARD of Hamilton, OH; one daughter, Mary Ellen MARSHALL, has passed on; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several half brothersand sisters: Will GABBARD of Harrison, IN; Mrs. Jaily DUFF of Ricetown, Ky Mrs. Delphi BISHOP of Oneida, Ky; Mrs. Lydia COMBS of Covington, Ky; Abel GABBARD of Cow Creek, Ky; and Bud GABBARD of Cow Creek, Ky.

    Mr. GABBARD was a life long member of the Baptist Church and of the Masonic lodge. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church in Berea with Dr. RAINEand Dr. MORRISON, officiating. (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Note: Rachael COMBS may have been the daughter of James and Nancy BURNS Combs.
    12 Oct 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate Ellis Combs of Mildred, Jackson Co., Ky, white, male, married, truck driver; Age: 33 yrs 11 mos 18 ds; Spouse: Bernice BOWMAN Combs age 32 yrs; Born: 28 Apr 1911 Owsley Co.; Died: 12 Oct 1944 Richmond, Madison Co., Ky of crushed skull; buried Gay Cem. 15 Oct 1944 by Oldham, Roberts, & Powell of Richmond, Ky; son of J. C. Combs born Owsley Co. & America GAY born Owsley Co.; informant: Morris Combs of Mildred, Ky

    Note: The Ky Birth Index lists Ellis as James Combs born 21 April 1911.
    23 Apr 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate Emma Joyce COMBS, white, female, widow, housewife; Age 79 yrs; Born: 24 Jan 1865 Madison Co. Ky; Died: 23 Apr 1944 Madison Co., KY of broncho pneumonia; buried Berea Cem. 24 April 1924; d/o Jack HARRIS b Ky & Katherine BALLARD b Ky; informant: Charles FORTUNE of Berea, Ky (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
    17 June 1945 Kentuckyy Death Certificate: Grant COMBS of Oneida, Ky [Clay Co.], veteran of Spanish American War; white, male, widow, merchant; Age 56 yrs 0 mos 11 ds; Spouse: Mrs. Isabell LEDFORD Combs; Born: 27 July 1889 Clay Co. Ky; Died: 17 Jun 1945 Berea College Hospital, Madison Co., Ky of tramatic shock due to injuries following accident- fractured femur-possible internal injuries; no autopsy; buried Oneida, Ky 19 June 1945; s/o James COMBS b Clay Co & Rebecca BURNS b Clay Co.; informant: Maully? COMBS of Oneida, Ky. (transcribed by Debi Houser)
    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)
    13 Feb 1960 Beattyville Enterprise, Thurs., 2/18/1960 "Logan COMBS, 76, Dies In Snow Storm"

    Madison County coroner Jack TURPIN said that Logan COMBS, 76, died of exposure in Saturday's snow storm. COMBS body was found in a truck in the barn on the Jacks Creek Pike, near where he lived, about noon Sunday. The barn is on the farm of John and Strother PARK.

    Mr. COMBS was a native of Owsley County and a member of the Holiness Church.

    He is survived by: His widow, Mrs. Martha COMBS; a son Ferdinand COMBS, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Etta TINCHER and Mrs. Mande VENABLE, both of Owsley County; one brother, Walter COMBS of Owsley County; several grandchildren. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Note: Raleigh Logan COMBS was the son of Tinsley Logan COMBS and Sarah E. GOOSEY.
    Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet.

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