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Menifee was established in 1869 from Wolfe, Bath, Powell, Montgomery and Morgan. All Combs on the 1870 Menifee census appear to have been from Morgan Co., KY.
1870 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from 1870 Menifee Co., KY Census, Menifee Co., KY GenWeb)

Precinct 1 - Dry Ridge, Rock House P. O.

27
John BACK 35
Sarah 31

DH Note: Sarah Combs (11 in 1850 Morgan Co., KY) married John BACK (1857 Morgan Co., Ky Vital Statistics-Births). According to According to A Back Family History: The Story of a Major Branch of the Back/Bach Family, by Custer, Kenneth, and Troy Back and Dexter Dixon, 1994, Sarah Combs was born 13 March 1839 in Perry County, KY; died 11 October 1894 in Menifee County, KY. John W. BACK was the son of Alfred BACK and Isabell CAUDILL.

David Schimka Notes: Alfred and Isabell Back are buried in the Back Cemetery at or near a little town named Korea in Menifee County, KY.

29
Richard Combs 50
Mary 47
Rachel 24
Mary 16
Louisa 13
Emma 11
Leadica? 9

DH: Richard Combs (son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs of Breathitt KY) married Mary BACK 01 Jan 1839 per Perry Co., KY Groom's Index and Morgan Co., Y Vital Statistics, Births, which lists: Mary Combs born 13 June 1854; Louisa Combs born 16 Nov 1856; Emily Combs born 20 Apr 1859; D. B. Combs (daughter) born 20 Apr 1861. See also 1850 Morgan KY Census. According to Back..., Richard died in 1887 at Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY.

HH 30
George SEXTON 24
Nancy 20
Mary 2
Richard 10/12

Notes: According to 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Birth Returns Nancy Combs born Bath Co., Ky, was married to G.W. SECTON [sic]. Nancy may be the daughter of Richard and Mary BACK Combs who had a daughter Nancy the same age.

50
Daniel WELLS 31
Ellender 22
Melvin 1

DH: Daniel P. WELLS married Ellener Combs in Morgan Co., Ky on 9 March 1868. Could Ellender be the daughter of Washington and Nancy Combs listed on the 1850 Montgomery Co., KY Census as Farellinder age 4?

59
Nancy Combs 45
America 26
Eliza 11

DH: Nancy Combs, wife of Washington Combs? See 1850 Montgomery Co., KY Census and 1860 Morgan Co., KY Census. Except see also 1878 Menifee Co., KY death of America Combs, age 30 [sic], daughter of Ned [Edward?] and Nancy Combs.

60
Elizabeth Combs 56
Malipa?? 17 (could be Melisa)
Lanazy?? 15
Amanda 12
Luellen 6

Notes: See Elizabeth in HH of Clinton Combs in 1860 Morgan Co., KY Census. His widow?

77
Aaron Combs 27
Lydia 31
Sarah 2
Alvina 1

DH: Aaron Combs was the son of Richard Combs and Mary BACK. He married Lydia FUGATE per The Combes Genealogy (not doc.).
27 Aug 1872 Menifee Co. Ky Marriage Records. Elizabeth Combs age 18, born Wolfe Co., Ky married 27 Aug 1872 to Joseph HALE age 18, born Grayson Co., Va. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser

DBC NOTES: the Menifee Co., KY Archives no longer has this record... source needed
29 July 1874 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Milly Ann SMITH, daughter of James N. SMITH born Russell Co., Va & Permelia Combs born Breathitt Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
30 Jan 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Isaac N. Combs, son of Alfred Combs born Breathitt Co. & Esther HORTON born Lee Co., Va (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Alfred Combs, son of Henry & Tempie DAVIS Combs of Breathitt Co., KY (See also Thomas A. Combs Letter of 1922).
5 Mar 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Dicy A. SECTON, daughter of G. W. SECTON b Bath Co. & Nancy Combs b Bath Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
8 Apr 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Robert Combs born Perry County, son of Henry D. Combs b Perry Co., & Judy MARTIN born Floyd Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Henry Duff Combs, son of Robert C. and Eliza Combs Combs of Perry, d 22 Oct 1921, Menifee.
22 Apr 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Marriages. John JORDEN, resides Menifee Co, age 36, occupation: Doctor; 1st marriage; parents both born in Va. Married to: Elmina Combs, resides Menifee Co, age 19, 1st marriage; parents both born in Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
May 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Thomas S. WELLS, son of D. P. WELLS born Morgan Co. & Eleanor Combs born Breathitt Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
15 May 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Noah FIELDS, son of Wm. F. FIELDS b Breathitt Co. & Louisa Combs born Morgan Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Louisa Combs (daughter of Richard & Mary BACK Combs), born 11/15/1856, Morgan Co., KY, married 1/29/1873, Morgan Co., KY, William FIELDS.
11 Dec 1875 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. not named female, daughter of H. C. HAGINS born Breathitt Co. & Mary A. Combs born Breathitt Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
7 Jan 1876 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Samuel G. Combs, son of Wm. H. B. Combs b Breathitt Co. & Susan STRONG born Breathitt Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note:William Henry Breckinridge Combs (son of William M. and Jane Combs Combs of Breathitt Co., KY) and Susan STRONG are on the 1880 and 1900 Breathitt Co., KY Census.
13 Feb 1876 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Clarinda HALE, daughter of Joseph HALE b Va & Elizabeth Combs born Morgan Co. Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
13 Mar 1876 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Marion K. Combs, son of George BROOKS born Floyd Co. & Susan Combs born Owsley Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
20 Jan 1878 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Ruberd D. CRAFT son of William CRAFT born Magoffin Co. & Emily J. COMBS born Morgan Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
May 1878 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. George W. HALE, son of J. B. HALE born Va & Elizabeth Combs born Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
2 May 1878 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Emily J. WELLS, daughter of Daniel P. WELLS born Morgan Co. & Ellen Combs born Morgan Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Ellener Combs married Daniel P. WELLS, 9 Mar 1868, Morgan Co., KY.
June 1878 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Deaths. America Combs age 30, single, born Wolfe Co. Ky, daughter of Ned & Nancy Combs. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Is this same as America Combs, age 24 [sic] in 1870 Menifee Co., KY Census? If so, who was Ned?
28 Nov 1878 Menifee Co., Ky Vital Statistics. Births. Martha Combs, daughter of Henry D. Combs b Perry Co. & Julia MARTIN born Floyd Co. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1880 Menifee Co., KY Census (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Frenchburg, Pct. 3

2 June 1880
41/44
Joseph HALE 33 farmer KyVaVa
Elizabeth wife 28 keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Robert son 8 s Ky Ky Ky
N.S. dau 6 s Ky Ky Ky
Clarie dau 4 s Ky Ky Ky [b 13 Feb 1876]
George son 2 s Ky Ky Ky [b May 1878]
Caus 11/12 f s Ky Ky Ky b July

Notes: Joseph Hale was married to Elizabeth COMBS per Menifee Co. marriage records & vital statistics.

5 June 1880
113/128
Henry D. COMBS 36 farmer Ky Ky Ky
Judy wife 38 keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Garett son 13 s laborer Ky Ky Ky
Tailor son 12 s laborer Ky Ky Ky
Emerzell dau 10 s at home Ky Ky Ky
Heling dau 9 s at home Ky Ky Ky
Robert L. son 6 s at home Ky Ky Ky
Bell dau 2 s Ky Ky Ky

Note: Henry Duff COMBS (1842-1921), son of Robert & Eliza COMBS Combs of Perry County, KY, was married to Judy MARTIN (1841-1923), daughter of Andrew & Elizabeth OSBORN Martin.

7 June 1880
156/171
Richard COMBS 60 farmer Ky Va Va
Mary wife 51 keeping house Ky Va Va
Rachiel dau 34 s at home Ky Ky Ky
Robert SHROUT 18 s laborer Ky Ky Ky

Note: Richard, son of Matthew & Frances BROWN Combs, married Mary BACK in 1839 Perry Co., KY.

182/198
George SEXTON 34 farmer Ky Ky Ky
Nancy wife 30 keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Marry A. dau 12 at home Ky Ky Ky
Nancy E. dau 9 Ky Ky Ky
James H. son 6 Ky Ky Ky
Leica Y. dau 4 Ky Ky Ky
Willialm T. son 3 Ky Ky Ky
John H. son 1 Ky Ky Ky

9 June 1880
197/213
Aaron COMBS 38 farmer Ky Ky Ky
Liddie wife 42 keeping house KyVaVa
Sarrah dau 12 s at home Ky Ky Ky
Elvira J. dau 10 s at home Ky Ky Ky

Note: Aaron, son of Richard & Mary BACK Combs, was married to Lydia FUGATE, per the Combs Genealogy. (not documented)

Ridge, Pct. 1

11 June 1880
266/283
Daniel P. WELLS 40 farmer Ky Ky Ky
Elentor wife 35 keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Melvi-- son 14 s labour Ky Ky Ky
Louisa dau 11 s at home Ky Ky Ky
Thomas son 5 s Ky Ky Ky
Emma dau 3 s Ky Ky Ky

Note: Daniel's wife, Eleanor COMBS, was the possible daughter of Washington & Nancy COMBS.

14 June 1880
314/331
Elizabeth COMBS 46 wd keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Elmina dau 24 md boarding Ky Ky Ky
Mandy G. dau 21 s at home Ky Ky Ky
Lewis JORDON gson 4 s Ky Ky Ky
John K. gson 3/12 s Ky Ky Ky b Mar
Lew E. COMBS dau 16 s at home Ky Ky Ky

326/343
Marion ROOP 28 farmer Va Va Va
Lieza wife 26 keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Sarah E. dau 7 s Ky Va Ky
Nancy COMBS mot-in-law 55 wd Ky Ky Ky

15 June 1880
335/354
William FIELDS 32 md farmer Ky Ky Ky
Louisa wife 25 keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Noah son 5 s Ky Ky Ky
Richard son 2 s Ky Ky Ky
Acy son ?/12 s Ky Ky Ky b Feb

Note: Louisa COMBS was the daughter of Richard & Mary BACK Combs.

Slaten, Pct. 4

4 June 1880
92
Jas/Jos COMBS 23 coalminor Ky Ky Ky
Elisebeth wife 32 keeping house Va Ky--
Dora dau 2 s Ky Ky Ky
Laza? dau 1 s Ky Ky Ky

17 June 1880
188
Alfred COMBS 34 clerk in store Ky Ky Ky
Ester wife 29 keeping house Ky Ky Ky
Thomas son 12 s Ky Ky Ky
William son 9 s Ky Ky Ky
John son 7 s Ky Ky Ky
Nute son 5 s Ky Ky Ky
Sewell son 3 Ky Ky Ky
10 Aug 1882 Menifee Co Marriage: Kits COMBS to Elizabeth J. IGO (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 April 1885 The Hazel Green herald News (Hazel Green, Wolfe County, Ky.) abstracted by Sue Elfving from digitized image of newspaper found at the Library of Congress

"A baby boy about two months old was left on the stiles of Aaron Combs, a respectable citizen of Menifee, on the night of March 24. Mr. Combs when he had discovered it, pursued the mother and overtaking her about five miles from his house, compelled her to return and get it. The mother proved to be a Miss Nancy FUGETT, of Morgan County."

Later, another item appeared wherein the Commonwealth had sued Aaron Combs on a case of bastardy. The defendant was found not guilty but the Commonwealth planned to refile. I found no other entires in this paper for Aaron Combs.

Note: This Aaron would be the son of Richard Combs and Mary BACK.
7 Sep 1887 Menifee Co. Marriages: Garrett D. COMBS to Lilla D. ARMITAGE (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
20 Mar 1889 Meniffe Co. Marriage: Thomas A. COMBS to Vida DOWNS (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
17 Jul 1889 Menifee Co. Marriage: William A. COMBS to Lizzie WELLS (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
13 Sep 1889 Menifee Co. Marriage: Taylor COMBS to Ida KASH (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1890 Ky Veterans Schedule Index: Henry D. COMBS 116 Frenchburg Pct No. 3
6 Oct 1892 Menifee Co. Marriage: Daniel C. COMBS to Barbra E. WELLS (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
11 Mar 1897 Menifee Co. Marriage: John COMBS to Lizzie LAWSON (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
7 Nov 1897 Menifee Co. Marriage: Fred J. COMBS to Elizabeth DENISTON (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1900 Menifee Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser unless otherwise noted. Partial transcription)

Dist.#1
HH#387/393
?Garit COMBS 1/1867 32? 13 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Lila wife 9/1873? 27 3-3 Ky Ky Ky
Gilbert son 1/1888 12 s Ky Ky Ky
James son 8/1892 7 s Ky Ky Ky
Golden dau 9/1894 5 s Ky Ky Ky

Note: D. Garrett COMBS, son of Henry and Judy MARTIN Combs, was married to Lilla ARMITAGE.

HH#393/399
?Henry COMBS 4/1843 57 34 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Judea wife 9/1842 57 10-8 KyKyVa
Bell dau 11/1878 21 s Ky Ky Ky
John A. son 2/1881 19 s Ky Ky Ky
Brooks son 8/1890 9 s Ky Ky Ky

Note: Henry Duff COMBS was the son of Robert and Eliza COMBS Combs of Perry Co., KY. His wife Judy was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth OSBORN Martin.

Dist #2 P. 159

HH#353
John COMBS 22 Married 3 years Both parents born in Va
Elizabeth 24
Willie 3
Earl 7 mo
Asa 19 Brother
(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carter Combs)

Note: John Monroe COMBS, son of Frederick and Louisa CHRISTIAN Combs from Russell Co VA. He married his wife was Martha Elizabeth LAWSON, on 11 Mar 1897 Menifee Co., Ky. John and his parents can be found on the 1880 Morgan Co., KY Census. Later, John and Elizabeth are listed on the 1910 & 1920 Powell Co., KY Census.
20 Oct 1900 Menifee Co. Marriage: Asa C. COMBS to Caroline WELLS (Extracted from Ancestry's Kentucky Marriages 1851-1900 by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1910 Menifee Co., KY Soundex (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser unless othewise noted)

Elizabeth P COMBS W 47 Kentucky
Reese S DENNISTON 15, son Kentucky
Minna M COMBS 12, daughter Kentucky
Evert S 10, son Kentucky
Ethel 07, granddaughter Kentucky
Osa F 05, grandson Kentucky

Garrei COMBS W 43 Kentucky
Lillie 37, wife Kentucky
James 18, son Kentucky
Goldn 12, daughter Kentucky
Murton 08, daughter Kentucky
Gladys 04, daughter Kentucky

Notes: Garrett COMBS, son of Henry D. & Judy MARTIN Combs, was married to Lillie ARMITAGE. (See death certificate below)

Gilbert COMBS W 21 Kentucky
Ednie 26, wife Kentucky
Effie 03, daughter Kentucky
Stanley NR, son Kentucky

Note: Gilbert was the son of Garrett & Lillie ARMITAGE Combs.

Henry COMBS 66 W Kentucky
Judice 67, wife Kentucky
John 28, son Kentucky
Brooks 19, son Kentucky

Notes: Henry Duff COMBS 1821-1943, was the son of Robert C. & Eliza COMBS Combs. He was married to Juda MARTIN per their son Garrett's death certificate.

Taylor COMBS 42 W Kentucky
Ida 32, son Kentucky
Ora 19, daughter Kentucky
Eva 17, daughter Kentucky
Annie 10, daughter Kentucky
Beatrice 03, daughter Kentucky
Buster NR, son Kentucky

Note: Taylor was the son of Henry D. & Judy MARTIN Combs.

E K PROFETT 58 W Virginia
Elizabeth 64, wife Kentucky
Hiram 31, son Kentucky
Myrtie 17, daughter Kentucky
Rachel COMBS 84, mother-in-law Kentucky
Sammie Profett 17, granson Kentucky

Notes: Rachel COMBS is listed with John C. COMBS on the 1850 Morgan Co., KY Census. Rachel is later found on the 1860 Morgan Co., KY.
1920 Census Soundex Menifee Co., KY (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Frenchburg
John Combs W 38 Ky
Ora wife 30 Ky
Ollie R. dau 8 Ky
Ruby W. dau 6 Ky
Paul G. son 2 Ky
John B. son 3/12 Ky

Note: John, son of Henry D. & Judy MARTIN Combs, was married to Ora Ethel DENNIS per the Ky Birth Index (KBI) listings of their children Ella Ruth, Ruby W., Margary Dell, Paul Glenn, & John Beryl, all born in Menifee County.
22 Oct 1921 Kentucky Death Certificate #24863 of Henry Duff Combs; white male; age 79 yrs 6 mos 5 ds; born 17 April 1842 Perry Co., Ky; died 22 Oct 1921 Menifee Co., Ky of Arterioscterosis; son of Robert L. Combs born Ky & Eliza Combs born Ky; no informant listed; buried Frenchburg, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, HH#017-018, lists, Henry Combs, age 7, in HH of Robert C. [sic] and Elisa Combs. Eliza neè Combs per 1851-1859 Perry Co., KY vital statistics, and daughter of Jeremiah C. "Chunky" Combs, d testate, 1853, Perry Co., KY. Robert C. son of Samuel & Nancy CORNETT Combs, per The Combes Genealogy.
11 May 1923 Kentucky Death Certificate #21885 of Judy COMBS, white, widowed, female, occupation: housewife; Age: 81 yrs 8 mos 26 ds; born: 17 Sep 1841 Floyd Co. Ky; died: 11 May 1923 Menifee Co. Ky of senile atrophy and anemia; buried: Combs Cem. 13 May 1923; daughter of Andrew MARTIN born Va U.S.A. and Elizabeth OSBORN Va U.S.A. no informant listed. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
22 Jan 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #02224 of Garrett Combs: resides Mariba, Ky. white male widowed. spouse: Lily ARMITAGE. age: 73 yrs 22 ds. occupation: farmer. born: 1 Jan 1866 Floyd Co., Ky. died: 22 Jan 1939 Menifee Co., Ky of malignancy of prostate. buried: Armitage Cemetery 24 Jan 1939 . undertaker: Shelby CONNAY of Mariba, Ky. son of Henry Combs born Hazard, [Perry Co] Ky & Juda MARTIN born Floyd Co., Ky. informant: E. T. RILEY of Frenchburg. filed: 31 Jan 1939 Alene SARRELL registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
20 Apr 1948 Kentucky Death Certificate #9212 of Sam G. COMBS white, married, male resides. Jackson, Breathitt Co., Ky Age: 72 yrs 3 mos 13 ds Spouse: Amelia Ann COMBS age 62 yrs Born: 7 Jan 1876 Menifee Co., Ky Died: 20 Apr 1948 Jackson, Breathitt Co., Ky of mitral stenosis? buried: Marcum Heights 22 Apr 1948 by Ray & Blake son of Brack COMBS born Ky and Susie STRONG born Ky informant: Mrs. Amelia COMBS of Jackson, Ky

Note: Samuel Goodlow COMBS was married to Amelia Ann SNOWDEN 1885-1960; Brack COMBS was William H. Breckinridge Combs, son of Wm M. and S. Jane COMBS Combs.
Important: All Records collected for this county have not been may not be added yet; see also the Combs Research List Archives.

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