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Mason Co., KY was established in 1788-9 from Bourbon Co . In 1794-1795, Campbell was established from Harrison, Mason and Scott; and in 1796-7, Bracken was established from Campbell and Mason. In 1798 Fleming was established from Mason; and in 1799/1800, Floyd was established from Fleming, Mason and Montgomery; and Nicholas from Bourbon and Mason. In 1803-4, Greenup was established from Mason, and in 1806-7, Lewis from Mason.
1788 According to the Revolutionary War pension file of RW Daniel FEAGAN, he and wife, Violet "Letty" Combs (daughter of Joseph), removed to Simon KENTON'S Station, Mason Co., KY ca 1788, from Loudoun Co., VA. They later removed to Fayette Co., OH. (No Kentucky Land Grants found for this county)
1790 Note: Many pages were unreadable. No Combs discernible Source: Original Mason County, Ky. Tax Lists 1790-1809 on FHC Microfilm # 0008140. (Extracted by Philo Lund Submitted by Sue Elfving)
1791, 1792 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List: No Combs found
1793-1795 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List - Section #1 List of Edward Dobyns

1793

  • p. 3, Oct. 14 COMBS Joseph...no land...1wm>21, 0wm16-21, tot blk=5, 0hr, 4ctl

    1794 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List - Section #1 List of Edward Dobyns

  • p. 4, Jul. 19. COMBS Joseph...no land...1wm>21, 0wm16-21, tot blk=5, 0hr, 4ctl

    1795 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List - Section #1 (Also see below)
  • p. 3, Apr. 24. COMBS Joseph..no land...1wm>21, 0wm16-21, tot blk=5, 2hr, 10ctl
    1795 Mason Co., KY Tax List (Combs Researcher Tim Spence)
    COMES(?) Joseph
    1796-1798 Original Mason County, Ky. Tax Lists 1790-1809 on FHC Microfilm # 0008140. (Extracted by Philo Lund Submitted by Sue Elfving)

    1796 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List - Section #1

  • p. 5, Jun. 24. COMBS Joseph..3a..........1wm>21, 1wm16-21, tot blk=5, 1hr, 8ctl; Land in Mason Co., on Brack, name=John Tabb

    SE Note: This 3a of land may be the same as the 3 town lots in the 1799 entry.

    1797 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List

  • p. 5, May 7. COMBS Joseph..750a........1wm>21, 0wm16-21, tot blk=1, 1hr; (Land 2nd rated, on Salt River, county unk, name=Js Combs do do)
    A special column for this year noted that payments heretofore had been
    made for the years '93'94'95'96

    1798 Mason Co., Ky. No Tax Book: SE Note: While no tax book exists for this year, there is the 1798 Hampshire Co., Va., deed wherein Joseph Combs of Mason Co. sells land in Hampshire. See below.
    13 Jun - 16 Jul 1798 (Hampshire Co VA Deeds, Leases, Mortgages) Joseph Combs of Mason Co., KY to Jonah THOMPSON of Alexandria [VA?] 35 acres [in Hampshire Co VA] on North River; rec. 7/16/1798. Wit.: None (Extracted by Combs Researchers Leslie Owens and Barbara Stacy Mathews from Early Records - Hampshire Co. VA (now WV) by Clara McCormac Sage & Laura S. Jones)
    1799 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List from Original Mason County, Ky. Tax Lists 1790-1809 on FHC Microfilm # 0008140. (Extracted by Philo Lund Submitted by Sue Elfving)

    p. 5, Jul.30. COMBS Joseph...4 parcels..1wm>21, 1wm16-21, tot blk=2, 2hr

  • 1. 1100a (3rd rtd)...Mason Co., Egle [sic] Creek, n=J Combs do do
  • 2. 750a (2nd rtd)..Jefferson Co., Egle Creek, n=J Combs do do
  • 3. 500a (2nd rtd)...Jefferson Co., Egle Creek, n=J Combs do do
  • 4. 250a (1st rtd)....Jefferson Co., Egle Creek, n=J Combs do do
  • 5. 3 town lotts, valuation at $12
    Notation for dates of payment heretofore made '93, '94, '95, '96
    Also: free votes = 1

    SE Note: These four parcels of land on Eagle Creek, one in Mason and three in Jefferson Co., Ky., were entered, surveyed, and patented in the name of J. [likely Joseph] Combs. They might be part of a 4200a Virginia grant for Kentucky land listed as being inFayette Co., on Eagle Creek and Licking, dated 28 Feb. 1785, for one Joseph Combs, Book 9, p. 468 (The Kentucky Land Grants, Jillson, 1971 (1 Volume in 2 Parts), Part I, Virginia Grants, p. 39)). It is the only grant that I see in Jillson that is for Combs land on Eagle Creek. According to Jillson, Virginia grants were issued by said state based upon "warrants given in some cases as consideration for military service in the French and Indian war, and later in the Revolution" (p.6-7). An entry for the same grant is also found in Jillson's Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds, 1969, under Fayette entries, p. 87). This entry for 4200a for Joseph Combs was dated 1 April 1783, land shown as being on Eagle Cr., and surveyed under the "notes" column. The second parcel listed in the above 1799 entry may be the same as the 750a on Salt River that is listed in 1797.
    1800 Mason Co., KY Tax List ( Second Census of KY, 1800 , GPC, Clift)
    Joseph Combs
    9 Jul 1800 (Mason Co., KY Marriage Records) Joseph Combs & Milly BAXTER (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Mason Co., KY, US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions)
    1800-1804 Original Mason County, Ky. Tax Lists 1790-1809 on FHC Microfilm # 0008140. (Extracted by Philo Lund Submitted by Sue Elfving)

    1800 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List
    p. 7, May 24. COMBS, Joseph..2 parcels..1wm> 21, 0wm16-21, tot blk=0, 2hr, 1ctl

  • 1. 3a (2nd rtd) Mason Co., Bracken, n=Tabb do do
  • 2. 1100a (2nd rtd) Mason Co., Eagle Cr, n=Combs do do

    1801 Mason Co., Ky.
    p. 4, July 1. COMBS, Joseph..2 parcels...1wm> 21, 0wm16-21, tot blk=2, 2hr

  • 1. 1100a (2nd rtd) Mason Co., Eagle Cr, n=Combs do do
  • 2. 3a (2nd rtd) Mason Co., Bracken, n=Tabb, do do

    1802 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List
    p. 6, May 28. COMBS, Joseph..1 parcel..1wm> 21, 0wm16-21, tot blk=2, 3hr

  • 1. 1100a (3rd rtd) Bracken Co., Eagle Cr, n=Combs do do

    1803 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List: No Combs

    1805-1809 Mason Co., Ky. Tax List: No Combs
    1810 US Census, Mason Co., KY (CD Transcription - original still needed)
    P. 287
    COMBESS, Jacob: 12021-20102-00
    24 APR 1811 (Mason Co., KY Marriage Records) COMBASS, SUSANNAH & COLLINS, WILLIAM (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Mason Co., KY, US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions)
    28 SEP 1816 (Mason Co., KY Marriage Records) COMBESS, WILLIAM & COLLINS, REBECCA (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Mason Co., KY, US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions)
    1820 US Census Index, Mason Co., KY: No Combs (but all var. sp. not necessarily checked)
    23 Dec 1824 (Mason Co., KY Marriages) Mary Ann COMBES and Fenton RUSSELL (Combs Researcher Tom Rea. GenWeb Archives shows as Mary Ann Combs [sic] & Fenton BUSSELL) (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Mason Co., KY, US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions)

    Notes: According to Combs Researcher Tom Rea, Fenton RUSSELL was born ca.1797, son of George (ca1770) and Sarah (MOORE) Russell of Mason County, Ky., and grandson of John MOORE of Loudoun Co., Va.
    1830 US Census Index, Mason Co., KY
    Western District, P. 244
    Samuel COMBESS
    Sep 1832 Mason Co., Ky Court Order Book M. Pg. 3. Sept. Court 1832. Satisfactory proof being introduced to court shewing that Capt. James MARKAM, deceased had four children, to-wit: Elizabeth MARKHAM who intermarried with Nimrod COMB (or Combs); Mary Ann Seal MARKHAM married to William BARKER; Anna M. MARKHAM married to George GOODE; and James L. MARKHAM. And that Mary Ann Seal BARKER is now living in Mason County, Ky and that all other children are dead, which is ordered to be certified to the proper office. (Extracted by Combs Researchers Debi Kendricks and Jean Smallwood from Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants compiled by Ila Earle Fowler for Kentucky Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (1941-1950) Lib of Congress Card 67-16864)

    Notes: The above Nimrod Combs is apparently the same who was son of John & Sarah LUTTRELL Combs, Jr. of Fauquier Counties, VA where Nimrod Combs m on 12 Nov 1791, Betsy Kenner MARKHAM. Extracted from the Merry Stacy papers by Combs Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews: Mason County, KY records, 1819: William BARKER'S WILL names his children: William, Edmund, Lucinda, Joseph, Simon, and Maria. William md. Mary Ann Seal MARKHAM, also a daughter of Capt. James MARKHAM. Question: Was George GOODE kin to Joseph GOODE who married in Lincoln Co., KY Nancy Combs, daughter of John?
    1840 Mason Co., KY Census Index: No Combs (Combess not checked)
    15 APR 1850 (Mason Co., KY Marriage Records) COMBESS, Jacob & COLLINS, Susan (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Mason Co., KY, US GenWeb Archives - See Copyright Restrictions)
    1850 Mason Co., KY Census Index (Combess not checked, but all other var. sp. incl.)

    District 2, p. 089
    Prescot Combs
    George Combs
    26 Jul 1856 Mason Co., KY Birth: Name: Louisa Simms STEVENSON, sex female, daughter of Thomas B. STEVENSON & Sarah E. Combs (Mason County Births Vol 1, Kentucky Vital Records Series 2 Vol 78, by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Research Debi Houser)

    26 Sep 1861 Mason Co., Ky Birth: Name: Horace H. STEVENSON, sex Male, son of Thomas B. STEVENSON b Ky & Sarah E. Combs b Ky (Mason County Births Vol 1, Kentucky Vital Records Series 2 Vol 78, by Frances Terry Ingmire @1984, abstracted by Combs Research Debi Houser)

    Note: Thomas Burke STEVENSON m 25 Nov 1835, Franklin Co., KY, Sarah E. Combs daughter of Evan Ennis and Mary Sydnor HINDE Combs of Montomery Co., KY
    1870 Mason County KY Census (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

    Lewisburg Pct 337
    HH 121/121
    (Staclny?) THOMAS, 63, M, farmer, $4000/$2000, KY
    Serepta THOMAS, 63, F, keeping house, VA
    Oscar THOMAS, 27, M, farm laborer, -/$3000, KY
    Louisa, 21, F, no occupation, KY
    David COMBS, 14, Black, farm laborer, KY, cannot read or write
    Fannie COMBS, 18, F, Black, KY
    William WATSON, 9, M, Black, KY

    Lewisburg Pct 339
    HH 136/136
    George WELLS, 40, farmer, $9000/$3000, KY
    Malissa, 35, F, keeping house, KY
    Mary, 16, F, KY
    Robert, 15, M, KY
    Bettie, 13, F, KY
    William (written Wm), 11, M, KY
    Charles, 10, M, KY
    James, 1, M, KY
    Zebulon RANKENS, 32, M, farm laborer, KY
    Daniel COBURN, 21, M, farm laborer, KY
    Lizzie COMBS , 21, F, Black, servant, KY, cannot read or write
    Ceila COMBS, 15, F, Black, servant, KY, cannot read or write
    Addison COMBS, 6, M, Black, KY
    Alice COMBS, 9/12. Female, Black, Aug, KY

    Maysville 2 Ward p. 413
    HH 65/74
    Elijah COMBS, 30, M, Black, farm laborer, KY, cannot read or write
    Isabella, 26, F, Black, keeping house, KY cannot read
    Hattie, 1, F, Black, KY, cannot read

    Maysville 4 Ward p. 435
    W.P. COONS, 30, M, lawyer, KY
    Lori, 28, F, keeps house, KY
    Adda, 4, F, KY
    Charles, 2, M, KY
    Bettie, 4/12, F, Feb, KY
    Mary WOOD, 64, F, servant, VA
    (According to census index Coons reads Cooms)

    Maysville 4 Ward p. 439
    HH 84/85
    George STRAINDER, 60, M, Black, farm laborer, KY
    Liddie, 58, F, Black, keeping house, KY
    Drusella, 22, F, Black, no occupation, KY
    Mary, 23, F, Black, no occupation, KY
    Charles, 16, M, Black, servant, KY
    (Fleranner?) HARRY, 6, F, Black, KY
    Lewis HARRY, 5, Black, KY
    Alexander AIM, 5, F, Black, KY
    Martha COMBS, 7/12, F, Black, Nov, KY

    Maysville 4 Ward p. 442
    HH 136/136
    Fannie COMBS, 90, F, black, keeping house, VA, cannot read or write

    Orangeburg Pct p. 489b & 490
    HH 187/187
    John ROBISON, 67, M, farmer $900/-, VA
    (Miriam?), 61, F, Keeping house, VA
    Wesley COMBS, 25, M, Black, farm laborer, KY, cannot read or write
    Lucy COMBS, 25, F, Black, servant, KY
    Henry COMBS, 4, M, Black, Ky
    Nelson COMBS, 2, M, Black, KY
    1890 Ky Veterans Schedule Index
  • Isaac COMBS pg. 113 Maysville
    26 Nov 1915 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 056 Cert 27870 Deathvol 15 Place of death, County: Mason, City: Maysville, (Street address faded to bad to read), Full name: Elijah Combs, Sex: M, Color or race: Colored, Marital status: Widowed, Date of birth: 1836, Age: 79 yrs, Occupation: (Unreadable), Birthplace: Mason co. KY., Name of father: Nelson Combs , Birthplace: Kentucky, Maiden name of mother: Anna MORTON, Birthplace: Kentucky, Informant: Anderson C. Combs (sic), Date of death: Nov 26, 1915, Cause of death: Hemorrhage (sic), Place of burial: Mason co. Cem. Date of burial: Nov 29, 1915, Undertaker: John W. PORTER, Address: Maysville. (Note the ink is faded bad on this certificate). (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

    Note: Debi Houser also abstracted this cert. and was able to make out that Elijah's occupation was minister, and that he was buried M & M Co. Cemetary 29 Nov 1915, undertaker: John W. PORTER of Maysville, and informant: Andrew C. Combs of 4641 Evans Ave Chicago, filed: 29 Nov 1915 W. M. YANCY registrar.
    23 May 1916 Kentucky Death Certificate #12721 Moses COMB. Colored male, widowed. age 65 yrs. born about 1860 Mason Co., Ky. died: 23 May 1916 East. State Hosp, Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky of Brights. Disease. buried: Eastern State Hosp. Cem. 25 May 1916 by E.S. Hospital. son of don't know. informant: Records Eastern State Hosp, Lexington, Ky. filed: 25 May 1916 Dennis FRISBING? registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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