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Morgan Co., KY was established in 1822 fromBath & Floyd Counties, and unorganized territory. It is located due north of Perry Co., KY with Breathitt in between.  No Combs are found in Morgan Co., KY Census records in 1830 or1840; however, Morgan Co., KY Combs marriages are found as early as 1829. Note: Many of the 1850 Combs appear to have been in Kentucky in 1840, just not in Morgan County; whereas others are known to have come from Russell Co., VA. Once transcription of the 1840 KY & VA Combs Census records is complete, we will hopefully be able to determine who may have moved to Morgan Co., KY between 1840 and 1850, and from where.
The Combs &c. Research Group Proudly Presents the First Electronic Edition of the book, Combs, a Study in Comparative Philology and Genealogy by Josiah H. Combs, Ph.D., University of Paris, Copyright 1976 by Norris K. Combs, Published by Norris K. Combs, Pensacola, Florida, 1976, reprinted 1979, and Electronically reprinted by the Combs &c. Research Group in 1999, including an Introduction, Full Index, Footnotes and (ultimately) Gedcoms.
Note: Morgan County Kentucky Marriage Records, except where otherwise noted, are from the manuscripts of David May, donated to the Taulbee Family Discussion Group & US Gen Web by David May, 1998)
1823-1840 Tax Lists Morgan Co., KY submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

1823-1831 Tax Lists: No Combs
1832 No tax lists
1833 Tax List: No Combs
1834-35 No tax lists
1836-1838 Tax Lists: No Combs
1839 No tax list
1840-1845 Tax Lists: No Combs
19 Dec 1829 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage License) Jordan J HANKS married Lydia Combs. Ministers' statement not completed or returned. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859, David May)

Notes: According to the Kentucky Explorer, Vol. 12, No. 1, May 1997, "The Hanks Family of Eastern Kentucky, " by Scott E. Sallee, Jordan J. HANKS (1806-1830) was the son of Fielding & Lydia HARPER Hanks, and grandson of Abrahm & Sarah HARPER Hanks, Sr., whose son, Abraham HANKS, Jr. (1770-?after 1814) is said to have married Mary "Polly" Combs, with other children including Nancy HANKS, wife of Thomas LINCOLN (parents of Pres. Abraham LINCOLN), and Sarah HANKS who married Andrew VARVELL, the former having been an affiant in the pension application of Sarah Ann MILLION, wife of Revolutionary Soldier William Combs, Sr. of Stafford Co., VA. None of the Hanks data has been verified by the Combs Research group as yet; however, there is a marriage record for an Abraham HANKS and Polly Combs in Caswell Co, NC dated 12 Jan 1792. No remarriage has been located for Lydia Combs Hanks, and her ancestry remains unknown.
24 Jun 1843 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Returns) Samuel Combs married Sarah NICKELL perf by W W GRAY (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859,, David May)

Notes: Samuel Combs not found in 1850 Morgan Co., KY census. Who was he, where was he? Is he the same Samuel Combs with wife Sally listed on the 1860 Rowan Co., KY Census?
1846 Tax List Tax Lists Morgan Co., KY submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 4 Combs, Mason 1m> 21, 0 horses, no land
p. 5 Comes, Shadrack 1m> 21, 2 horses no land
1847 Tax List Morgan Co., KY submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 6 Combs Shadrick 1m> 21, 2 horses, no land
1848 Tax List Tax Lists Morgan Co., KY submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 7 Combs Shadrick1m> 21, 2 horses, no land
Combs Mashack 1m> 21, 0 horses, no land [probably Mason Combs, next to Shadrick]
Combs Richard 1m> 21, 2 horses, 410 acres Black Water
Combs Mathew 0m> 21, 0 horses, no land [next to Richard]
1849 Tax List Tax Lists Morgan Co., KY Submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 7 Combs John 1m>21, 1 horse, no land [John and Rebecca of Va. see 1850 census]
Combs Shadrick 1m>21, 1 horse, no land [next to John]
Combs Mason 1m>21, 1 horse, no land
Combs Richard 1m>21, 2 horses, 410 acres Black Water
Combs Nathan 1m>21, 1 horse, no land

30 Jul 1849 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage License) Willis JENKINS married Nancy Combs. Ministers's statement not completed or returned. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859, David May)

Notes: Nancy Combs Jenkins ancestry has not yet been determined although she may have been a daughter of John & Rebecca Combs of the 1850 Morgan Co., KY Census (based on naming patterns - see below). According to Combs Researcher Joye Giroux, Willis JENKINS was the son of Laney ELLIS & Solomon JENKINS, who arrived in Morgan Co., KY from Wilkes Co., NC, sometime after 1846 when a daughter was born to them in Wilkes, & 1849 when their daughter Caroline & son Willis both married in Morgan Co., KY (See Below). Question: Was Laney ELLIS Jenkins kin to Asenath ELLIS who married William Combs (son of Thomas Hix & Keziah HAYS Combs) 8 Jan 1822 in Wilkes Co NC?
1850 No Tax List
1850 Morgan Co., KY Census (Joint transcriptions of Combs Researchers John & Doris Hamilton & Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Household #307(Page 108)
Richard Combs 28 M KY Farmer $600 cannot read or write
Mary 27 F KY
Sarah 11 F KY
Aaron 9 M KY
Permelia 7 F KY
Rachael 4 F KY
Frances 2 F KY
Nathan 19 M KY Laborer

Correction & addition- Nathan was previously listed as a laborer/brickmason and "cannot read or write" has been added for Richard.

Notes: Richard Combs, son of Matthew & Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs of Clay and Breathit Counties, KY, married Mary BACK (See 1854 and later Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics below and Dickey Diary Interview of William M. Combs who stated in 1898 that "Richard [Combs married] Polly BACK...lived and died... in Montgomery [sic] Co., Ky..."). It appears highly probable that the above Nathan Combs was Richard's younger brother who was born 19 Sep 1830, Perry Co., KY (that part which later became Breathitt), and who removed to Washington Co AR in 1853. (See the Washington Co., AR Goodspeeds' Biography of Isaac G. Combs, son of Nathan & Elizabeth CLINE Combs). Also note that Nathan is listed as a Brick mason (by JDH) as are the "other" Combs of 1850 Morgan Co., KY Census (See Below). According to their brother, Alfred Combs, Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs had 9 children, whom Alfred listed in the following order: Aaron, Alfred, Mathew, Henrys, Richard, Isaac, Rachel, William, Nathan (See 1922 Thomas A. Combs Letter). If Alfred listed his siblings by order of age, then Richard Combs was born between 1819 and 1822, and the above Richard Combs was born ca 1822. Also Note: The Groom's Index of Perry Co., KY includes a Richard Combs with date of 1/1/1839 (Perry Co., KY Marriage Records do not include Bride's name), a date that would appear to fit perfectly with the above family. Richard & Mary are found on the 1870 Menifee Co., KY Census.

Combs Researcher Bev Houghtling adds: 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, Richard Combs was born 18 March 1820 and died 27 January 1887 in Mt. Sterling,Montgomery Co., KY. Mary BACK, the daughter of Joseph BACK and Permelia HOGG, was born 6 February 1823 and died 26 January 1914 in Oklahoma. Joseph BACK was the brother of Isaac BACK, married before 1844, Rachel Combs, daughter of Matthew & Frances "Franky" BROWN Combs, Sr. of Breathitt Co., KY. Sarah Combs, born 13 Mar 1839, Perry Co., KY, died 11 Oct 1894, Menifee Co., KY (daughter of Richard & Mary BACK Combs), later married John W. BACK (see below) John W. BACK was the son of Alfred & Isabell CAUDILL Back (No sources are included in this book).

HH 376 (Page 113)
Willis JENKINS 21 M laborer NC cannot read or write
Nancy 23 F KY cannot read or write
(Transcribed by Debi Houser)

HH #377 (Page113)
John Combs 65 M laborer VA cannot read or write
Rebecca 64 F VA cannot read or write

HH #380 (PP.113-114)
Shadrick Combs 25 M laborer farmer KY
Elizabeth 23 F VA
Nancy 8 F VA
Jordan W. 6 M KY
Rebecca 5 F KY
David 3 M KY
Elizabeth 1 F KY

Correction and addition- previously, both John and Shadrick were listed as brick masons, but they are listed only as laborers; added to both John and Rebecca the "cannot read or write"

Note: Shadrach Combs married Elizabeth BOLLAND 2 Apr 1841, Tazewell Co., VA (Combs Researcher Robert Bradford). His ancestry has not yet been documented, but he is believed to have been the son of the above John & Rebecca Combs. Also note that although both the above households appear to have come to KY directly from VA (1842-1844?) , the fact that Shadrick (var. sp. Shadrach) and John are both listed as brick masons may indicate a relationship to the Richard Combs HH above. Also note that Willis & Nancy Combs Jenkins are also listed on p. 113. See also 1880 Perry Co., KY census HH of Kindrick (Kendrick) and Betty (Elizabeth) Combs which includes a Jurdan [sic] Combs, age 45. Possibly the same?

HH #1008 (Page160)
Mason Combs 37 M KY
Malinda 30 FVA
James 5 M KY
Perlina 5 F KY
Thomas 3 M KY
Martha 2 F KY
Edy 4/12 KY

Note: See Mason & Malinda WHITELY Combs of Breathitt Co., KY in 1858. The same? The given name Mason indicates a probable descent from the Mason Combs Line of Surry Co., NC. According to Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews, Mason Combs was listed next door to Archibald PRATER, and two doors down from Hugh STACY, son of Meshack STACY, Jr., families much earlier in Russell Co., VA. Although no Combs Land Grants have been located for Morgan Co., KY as yet, grants have been located for Hugh, Meshack and other STACYS. Several grants for Hugh STACY in 1844 and 1845, list his land on the Caney Fork (along with numerous other STACYS. (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, hereinafter, KLG, p. 711)
1851 Tax List Morgan Co., KY Submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 6 Combs Shadrick 1m>21, 1 horse, no land
p. 7 Combs John Sr. 1m>21, 1 horse, no land
Combs Richd. 1m>21, 5 horses, 410 acres
1852 Tax List Morgan Co., KY Submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 6 Combs Mason 0m>21, 1 horse, no land
p. 9 Combs Richard 1m>21, 3 horses, 310a on Black Water in Morgan Co.
170a on Clody in Bath Co. Combs John 1m>21, no horse, no land
1852-1855 Morgan Co., KY. Born: Lafayette Combs, son of Seaborn and Margaret Combs Combs (1860 Breathitt Co., KY Census)

Notes: Seaborn Combs (son of Benjamin & Jane BROWN Combs of Clay Co., KY), b 1820-1825, Perry Co., KY, and Margaret Combs (ancestry unknown), born 1824-1826, Perry Co., KY, were in Montgomery Co., KY in 1850 and in Breathitt Co., KY in 1860.
14 Aug 1852 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) James Franklin born Clk Water son of Willas JENKINS & Nancy Combs (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)
1853 Tax List Morgan Co., KY Submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 6 Combs John Sr. 1m>21, 1 horse, no land
Combs Shadrick 1m>21, 1 horse, 130 acres
Combs Richard 1m>21, 2 horses, 400a Black Water
Combs Ma??er 1m>21, no horse, no land
p. 8 Combs Mason 1m>21, no horse, 130 acres on East Fork
1854 Tax List Morgan Co., KY Submitted by Sue Elfving using FHC Microfilm of original tax lists 1823-31, 1833, 1836-38, 1840-54 #0008173

p. 5 Combs Richd 1m>21, 3 horses, 400a Black Water
Combs John 1m> 21, no horse, no land
Combs Rachael 0m>21, no horse, no land
Combs Shadrack 1m>21, 1 horse, 50a
12 Mar 1854 From an old newspaper clipping (name of paper not included): "Byrum STACY, age 35, died March 12, 1854. Bowels cut out by Eli Combs. Residence, Dry Place, Hazel Green, KY.

Notes: Neither the above Byrum STACY nor Eli Combs have been identified as yet. Hazel Green, KY is on the Red River, at the junction of KY 191, 203, 1010, and 7-1/2 mi east of the town of Campton. The town was established in 1829. It lies in [present day] Wolfe Co., KY (est. from Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley, Powell Cos, KY in 1860). S
13 June 1854 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) Mary A. Combs daughter of Richard Combs & Mary BACK (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)
6 Aug 1854 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Deaths) of Flux, Evan Combs, age 1, born Breathitt Co., Ky, lived Glady, Morgan Co., Ky, son of Washington & Nancy Combs. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

20 Dec 1855 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) unkn, female, born Glady, daughter of Washington Combs & Nancy Combs (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY,, microfilm)

29 Dec 1855 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Deaths) of unk, no name, f, age 9 days, lived Glady, daughter of Washington & Nancy Combs (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

Notes: See 1850 Montgomery Co., KY Census and 1860 Morgan. The same?
11 May 1856 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) Almina Combs, daughter of illegitimate & Elizabeth Combs (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)
16 Nov 1856 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) Louisa Combs, daughter of Richard Combs & Mary BACK (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

DK Notes: Probably the same Louisa Combs that married William FIELDS 1873 at Richard Combs home (See below)
26 June 1857 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) John C. JENKINS, son of Willis JENKINS & Nancy Combs (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

Notes: Although the ancestry of Nancy Combs Jenkins has not been documented, her presence on same 1850 Morgan Co., KY census page as John & Rebecca Combs and naming son, John C. (John Combs?) may indicate she was a daughter of John & Rebecca.
23 July 1857 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Deaths) stabbed with knife, William B. Combs, age 60, married, lived in Blackwater, Morgan Co., Ky, son of John Combs; remarks: died in drunken row (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

Notes: No William Combs is found in the 1850 Morgan Co., KY Census. Is this William, husband of Wilmouth Combs of 1850 Montgomery Co., KY Census? Which John? See also William B. Combs (probably duplicate records?) on the 1840 Perry and Breathitt Co., KY Census enumerations, born 1800-1810.
4 Aug 1857 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) Mary M. Combs, daughter of Shadrach Combs & Elizabeth BOWLIN (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)
7 Aug 1857 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Returns) Alexander HAROLD married Catherine Combs witnessed by Kilis Combs performed by Joseph NICKELL in NICKELL'S home (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859, David May)

Notes: Unidentified.
15 Aug 1857 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Return) Jesse Combs married Eliza Jane LACYwitnessed by John NICKELL and James LACY. Performed by Joseph NICKELL in the home of Mark LACY. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859, David May)

Notes: Jesse Combs, Jr., son of Jesse and Polly BOLLING Combs, Sr., and Eliza LACY are next found in the 1860 Perry Co., KY Census.
3 Oct 1857 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) not named, male, son of John BACK & Sarah Combs (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

Notes: See 1870 Menifee Co., KY Census. Sarah, daughter of Richard and Mary BACK Combs (above)
25 Apr 1858 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage License) James S OLIVER married Lurany Combs. Ministers' statement not complete or returned. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859, David May)
20 Apr 1859 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) Emily Jane Combs, daughter of RichardCombs & Mary BACK (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)
10 Nov 1859 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) Martha Combs, daughter of Shadrick Combs & Elizabeth BOWLIN (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)
1860 Census Morgan Co. Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm copies, except where otherwise noted)

HH 146/146
Solomon LONG 38 farmer 600 400 NC
Margarett A. 28 (blank)
George ROBINSON 20 laborer Va
Rebecca J. Combs 6 Ky

Notes: Was Rebecca J. possibly step-daughter of Solomon?

HH 249/249
Isaac Combs 38 farmer 400 1000 Ky
Levica A. 26 Ky
Lucinda 3/12 Ky
Mose Combs 72 laborer NC blind
Frances 69 (f) Ga
Alexander BUCKHANAN 22 laborer -- 35 Va
Stephen Combs28 farmer -- 25 Ky

Notes: Isaac Combs, son of Matthew and Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs, married "Louvisa McINTYRE" per Isaac's brother, William M. Combs' Dickey Diary Interview. Was Moses Combs actually Matthew Combs and Frances his wife? In 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census, Matthew is listed as age 60, born VA, with Francis listed as male [sic], born GA, with no age. In 1870, Franky is listed in Breathitt Co., KY HH of son, Henry, age 79, F, GA, and Matthew not found. According to the Goodspeeds' History of their grandson, Isaac G. Combs of Washington Co., AR (son of Nathan), Matthew and Frankie died in 1866 and 1868 [sic] respectively. Might Stephen possibly be a son of Stephen and Martha Combs (son of Henry "8" & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs), born 1828-1832, and missing from 1860 Breathitt Co., KY Census?

HH 431/431
Isam G. WEBB 37 farmer -- 500 Va
Nancy 40 Va
William W. 18 Va
Ann E. 16 Va
James 13 Va
Mary J. 9 Va
Sarah 7 Va
Jesse T. 5 Va
Martha 3 Ky
Peter Combs 22 laborer Va

Notes: Could this be Peter Combs (son of Newell and Frances Combs), born ca 1837, VA (1850 Patrick Co., VA)? An earlier Isham [sic] WEBB Family were near neighbors to this family in Patrick.

443/443
Shade Combs 36 farmer 1000 500 KY
Elizabeth 31 Va cannot read or write
Nancy E. 18 Va attended school
Gordon W 16 laborer Va attended school
Rebecca 15 Ky attended school
Davis A 14 Ky attended school
Isabella 11 Ky attended school
Mary 10 Ky attended school
William 7 Ky
Sarah 5 Ky
Mary 3 Ky
Martha 7/12 Ky

Notes: Combs Researcher Robert Bradford, a descendant of Shadrach Combs, adds that the name of Shadrack was shortened to Shade, and that Davis A. was actually David A. Combs Researcher Charlie Harber agrees and adds: Gordan W. was later always found as Jordan W.; William Combs (son of Shade) died 10 Jan 1916 in Lee City, Wolfe Co., KY, and is buried at the Old Grassy Christian Church Cemetery, near Mize, Morgan Co. The same cemetery has a marker for Shade Combs, but seems to be William's son Shadrach 1874-1935 (This last item is still up for verification in that some family stories have Shade buried on his farm, just down the road)

HH 444/444
John C. Combs 71 Va cannot read or write
Rachel 30 - 50* Ky
Elizabeth 12 Ky
Leander 7 Ky
David 5 Ky

Notes: Combs Researcher Robert Bradford transcribes *age of Rachel as 30; and adds that Shadrach Combs, husband of Elizabeth BOWLIN, died ca 1865, Morgan, Co., KY, and that there is a Will, Appraisments and Sale bills, recorded in Morgan Co., KY Will Book 1-1855-1867 Pgs 248 & 249 (Transcription or abstract of will still needed). Combs Researcher Jackie Combs adds that by 1870 Elizabeth BOLLING Combs and children were back in Tazewell Co., VA (census record still needed). Question: Who were Rachel and children in HH of John C. Combs?

HH 604/604
Clinton Combs 30 farmer 1000 40 Ky
Winney 65 Ky cannot read or write
Elizabeth 28 Ky cannot read or write
Malissa 7 Ky
Ellen 5 Ky
Amanda 1 Ky

Note: Clinton Combs appears to be same as Clinton, age 21 in 1850 Montgomery Co., KY HH of William and Wilmot Combs Combs, daughter of Mason "8" and Jane RICHARDSON Combs (See also Clinton D. Combs of 1850 Perry Co., KY Census). Was the William B. Combs, age 60, son of John, who died in 1857 Morgan Co., Ky Wilmot's husband? Who is Winney (or is this error for Wilmot who was actually born 1790-1796 (contrary to 1850 Montgomery Co., KY census, which lists her as only 45)? Who is Elizabeth Combs? Clinton's wife? Are the children theirs, too? Is she the same Elizabeth listed a giving birth in 1856 Morgan Co., Ky Vital Statistics to an illegitimate daughter, Almina? Elizabeth and children appear on the 1870 Menifee Co., Ky Census.

HH 614/614
Nancy Combs 32 farming -- 100 Ky cannot read or write
America 17 Ky
Ellen 13 Ky
Eliza 1 Ky

Notes: In 1850, Washington and Nancy Combs were on the Montgomery Co., KY Census, listed adjacent to William and Wilmoth Combs Combs (see HH 604 Notes above), with children America and Farellender (a.k.a. Ellen & Ellender), and by 1854 were in Morgan Co., KY (see 1854 and 1855 Morgan Co., KY Vital Stats). Washington Combs' ancestry is unknown and no marriage record located as yet. Washington has apparently died (within last two years?) and Nancy and all three children are on the 1870 Menifee Co., KY Census (Ellender married 1868, Morgan Co., KY, Daniel WELLS).

HH 662/662
Richard Combs 40 farmer 3000 1000 Ky cannot read or write
Mary 37 Ky cannot read or write
Aaron 18 Ky attended school
Permila 16 Ky attended school
Rachel 14 Ky attended school
Nancy 10 Ky attended school
Mary A. Ky
Louisa 3 Ky
Emily 1 Ky

Notes: Richard Combs, son of Matthew & Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs. His wife, Mary BACK, daughter of Joseph and Permelia HOGG Back. 1870 Menifee Co., KY Census.

West Liberty PO p. 424 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

HH 647/647
Campbell NICKELL, 30, M, Farmer, $500, $250, KY
Hulda, F, KY
Lucas, 2, M, KY
Ada, 7/12, F, KY
Edy COMBS, 12, F, KY, attended school

Note: Edy COMBS appears to be the child of Mason and Malinda WHITELY Combs that was listed on the1850 Morgan Co., KY Census.
20 Apr 1861 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) D. B. Combs, f, daughter of Richard Combs born Perry Co. Ky & May BACK born Perry Co., Ky (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

Notes: Is this Dicey, a.k.a. Leodicia, daughter of Richard & Mary BACK Combs, age 9 in 1870 on Menifee Co., KY Census?
1865 Shadrach Combs, husband of Elizabeth BOWLIN, died ca 1865, Morgan, Co., KY, and Combs Researcher Robert Bradford adds that there is a Will, Appraisments and Sale bills, recorded in Morgan Co., KY Will Book 1-1855-1867 Pgs 248 & 249 (Transcription or abstract of will still needed)
21 Jan 1865 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) Robert SAMMONS married Serilda BOWLIN, Witnessed by William BOWLIN and Jordan Combs Performed by Joseph NICKELL. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May) SW: BOLLING
20 Jul 1865 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) Elcaney PROFITT married Elizabeth Combs, Witnessed by T R LOVELESS and A LOVELESS Performed by Joseph NICKELL. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)
24 Oct 1867 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) W Jasper PERRY married Virginia Combs. Witnessed by W VEST and George M. McFARLAND, performed by Joseph B. KINDRICK in the home of Cullen Combs. (Transcribed by Combs Researchers John & DorisHamilton)

Notes: Cullen Combs and his wife, Sally SERGEANT, were the parents of Virginia Combs Perry. Cullen was the son ofWilliam & Anna THOMPSON Combs of Russell Co., VA. Joseph B. KENDRICK was son of George & Edith WRIGHT Kendrick whose daughter, Celina, married William C. Combs, son of Celia Combs (Hart), also a daughter of William & Anna THOMPSON Combs. Celia Combs later married Isaac HART, by whom she had Charity Combs, who married the above Joseph B(rowning?) KENDRICK. (Combs Researchers John & Doris Hamilton, Sharon Combs Mize & Debi Houser)
9 Mar 1868 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) Daniel P WELLS married Ellener Combs, Witnessed by O P WELLS and Bejnamin WELLS, performed by Rev. Joseph NICKELL in the home of Joseph NICKELL of Blackwater. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)

Notes: Farellender, a.k.a. Ellen, a.k.a. Ellener, a.k.a. Ellender Combs, daughter of Washington & Nancy Combs (See 1860 Morgan Co., KY Census), on 1870 Menifee Co., KY Census, listed near to her mother.
Aug 1869 Death: Combs Mary (Fam #12, Hamptons Mill, Pct #5), 1, f, w, single, b. Ky, Father b. Ky, Mother b. Ky, cause: Diarrhoea (Source: Original images from US 1870 Mortality Census, Ancestry.com, trans. by SE)
1870 Morgan Co. Ky Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs unless otherwise noted)

Caney Pct 2 p. 345
HH 56/56
David LINDEN, 70, M, Farmer, $2000, $800, VA, cannot read or write
Elizabeth, 68, F, Keeping House, KY, cannot read or write
Angeline, 19, F, KY,cannot write
Mary, 22, F, KY, cannot write
James COMBS, 22, M, Farm Laborer, KY, cannot read or write
Elizabeth BANKS, 31, Domestic Servant, KY, cannot read or write
(blank) BANKS, 11/12,F, KY

Note: Unidentified.

Grassy Pct 3 361
HH 118/119
Rachel COMBS, 43, F, Keepin House, (no real estate) $280 person, KY, cannot read or write
Leander, 20, M, works on farm, KY, cannot write
David, 15, M, works on farm, KY, cannot read or write

Series: M593 Roll: 490 Page: 363 Blackwater Pct #4, Aug. 26 1870, Blackwater PO transcribed by Sue Elfving
HH 25/24 PROPHET Elkanah 27 M W Farmer PP=$150 b VA
Elizabeth 23 F W Keepinghouse b KY
William P 4 M W b KY
Mary J 1 F W b KY

Notes: Elizabeth Combs married Elcaney PROFITT on 20 Jul 1865 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records). Could she be Elizabeth, age 1, in the 1850 hh of Shadrach Combs and Elizabeth BOWLIN or the Elizabeth, age 12, in the 1860 hh of John C Combs.

Blackwater pct 4 Aug 26 1870, p. 362
HH 6/6
William COMBS, 27, M, Black, farm Laborer, KY, married with year (Oct.), cannot read or write
Mary, 23, F, Mulatto, Keeping house, KY, married within year, cannot read or write
Sarah NICKELL, 3, F, Mulatto, KY

Hampton's Mill Pct 5 p. 372
HH 11/12
Fredrick COMBS, 33, M, farmer, VA
Louisa, 23, F, Keeping House, VA
Henry, 3, M, VA
William, 1/12, M, KY

Note: Fredrick COMBS is the son of Cullen and Sallie SERGEANT Combs of Russell Co., VA

Series: M593 Roll: 490 Page: 391 Paint Pct, Aug. 12 1870 (Transcribed by Sue Elfving)
HH 111/111 Combs John 35 M W Farmer PP=$150 b KY
Catharine 25 F W Keeping house b KY
Martha 9 F W b KY
Nancy 7 F W b KY
Willis 3 M W b KY
Henry 1 M W b KY

Notes: 3 Nov 1870 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) John Combs married Catherin FUGETT. Could this be the same couple? Was John married before?
13 Nov 1870 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) John Combs married Catherin FUGETT, witnessed by James RAMEY and Benjamin GANNIN. Performed by Samuel HAMILTON in the home of Lois FRANCIS. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)
12 Jun 1872 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) Henry C HAGAN married Mary Combs, witnessed by (Unknown) SMITH and (Unknown) HAYS. Performed by Joseph NICKELL at his home. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)

Notes: According to The Combes Genealogy, Mary Ann Combs (born 13 Jun 1854, Morgan), daughter of Richard and Mary "Polly" BACK Combs, married Clint HAGINS [sic], son of David HAGINS. Is this the same couple?
15 Dec 1872 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) John M CARPENTER married wife Lou CHRISTIAN, Witnessed by Frederick Combs and wife, performed by John HALE at the home of Frederick Combs (Transcribed by Combs Researchers John & Doris Hamilton)

Notes: Frederick J. Combs was the son of Cullen & Sallie SERGEANT Combs (See 1850 Russell Co., VA Census) and grandson of William & Anna THOMPSON Combs, Jr. Frederick J. Combs married Lovisa CHRISTIAN in Russell Co., VA. Lovisa CHRISTIAN Combs' relationship to the above Lou CHRISTIAN not yet known.
29 Jan 1873 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) William FIELDS married Louisa Combs, witnessed by W H SMITH and Shelton HAYS. Performed by Edward POWERS at the home of Richard Combs (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)

Notes: daughter of Richard and Mary BACK Combs per above records and The Combes Genealogy.
1 Nov 1877 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) Francis M ROSE married Eliza J. Combs, witnessed by William LYKINS, performed by J S LYKINS at his home. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)
1880 Morgan Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carter Combs - Partial transcription)

Blackwater Precinct
#HH68
Frederick COMBS 42
Louisa 34
Henry C 12
Willie L 10
Cortize D 5
John M 2

Note: Frederick COMBS, son of Cullen and Sallie SERGEANT Combs, was married to Louisa/Lovisa CHRISTIAN. Frederick's son, John M. can later be found on the 1900 Menifee Co., KY Census, and 1910 & 1920 Powell Co., KY Census.
23 Jun 1881 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) William H NICKELL married Mary F. MAXEY, witnessed by R W PIERATT and J G PIERATT, performed by D G Combs at the home of Masnick Hall EDGELL. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)
11Sep 1881 (Morgan Co., KY Marriage Records) George W WHITT married Annie Combs, witnessed by William WHITT and John HOWARD. Performed by Meridith WHITT at the home of William WHITT. (Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1860-1882, David May)

Sherrie Hardin Notes: George Midford Whitt married Annie Combs and that the "W" is probably a misprint. George's brother was William and his uncle was Meredith both of whom show on the marriage record. He was living at home in 1880 and by 1900 he was married to Clara. According to the census, he had only been married to Clara since 1889. My husband's father was born in 1886 and a sister in 1884 - therefore Annie would have been their mother. Everyone in the family always thought Clara was the mother, and she is even listed on my husband's father's death certificate as his mother.
1894 Morgan Co., KY School Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carter Combs - Partial transcription)

F J COMBS Jul 1836
D C 19
John M 16
Asa C 13
James B 9 Jun 1884
Lucy J 6 Apr 1887
1900Census Morgan Co., KY, transcribed by Deb Coombs

3-DIST Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 185 ed 73 sh 8B HH 105/105
Aaron Combs, Jun 1842, 58, M, 33, KY, KY, KY, farmer
Lydia, wife, Feb 1837, 62, M, 33, 2, 2, KY, VA, VA
Zachariah Fugett, father-in-law, Dec 1811, 88, M, 70, VA, VA, VA
Sarah Fugett, mother-in-law, Dec 1811, 88, M, 70, 4, 2, VA, VA, VA
Alice M. Powers, granddaughter, Dec 1885, 14, S, KY, KY, KY
Samuel Powers, grandson, Jul 1884, 15, S, KY, KY, KY, farm labor

Mag Dist. 2 Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 153 ed 72 sh 1A HH 1/1
Daniel G. Combs, Mar 1834, 66, M, 44, KY, KY, KY, preacher
Rachel, wife, Jan 1834, 66, M, 44, 7, 6, KY, KY, KY
Cora L., daughter, Jan 1872, 28, S, KY, KY, KY
Lena, daughter, Dec 1874, 26, S, KY, KY, KY
Lucy McGuire, daughter, Mar 1867, Wd, 1 child, 0 children living, KY, KY, KY

Mag Dist. 2 Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 153 ed 72 sh 1A HH 9/9
William Combs, black, Jun 1840, 59, M, 36, KY, VA, VA, day labor
Mary, wife, black, Jun 1850, 50, M, 36, 7, 4, KY, VA, VA
Louisa, daughter, black, Oct 1874, 25, S, KY, KY, KY
Katie B., daughter, black, Dec 1879, 20, S, KY, KY, KY
Rose B., daughter, black, May 1882, 18, S, KY, KY, KY

3-DIST Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 183 ed 73 sh 6A HH 73/73
Hiram Combs, Mar 1875, 25, M, 8, KY, KY, KY, farmer
Edy J., wife, Oct 1876, 23, M, 8, 3, 3, KY, KY, KY
Elsie, son, Aug 1893, 6, KY, KY, KY
David A., son, Apr 1896, 4, KY, KY, KY
Eddie, son, Nov 1899, 6/12, KY, KY, KY
Charles, brother, Feb 1883, 17, KY,KY, KY, farm labor

3-DIST Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 182 ed 73 sh 5A
Thomas Combs, boarder, Feb 1880, 20, S, KY, KY, KY (no occupation listed)
Living in HH of Edward Cecil and family

3-DIST Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 180 ed 73 sh 3B HH 42/42
William Combs, Mar 1852, 48, M, 26, KY, KY, VA
Anna, wife, Aug 1854, M, 26, 11, 10, VA, VA, VA
Thomas (S?), son, Nov 1800, 19, S, KY, KY, VA
Charles A., son, Dec 1882, 17, S, KY, KY, VA
Andrew J., son, May 1884, 15, S, KY, KY, VA
Mahala C., daughter, Jan 1887, 13, S, KY, KY, VA
Mary E., daughter, Oct 1890, 9, S, KY, KY, VA
Wilda?, daughter, Aug 1892, 7, KY, KY, VA
Aldy, daughter, Dec 1894, 5, KY, KY, VA
Maggie, daughter, Sep 1897, 2, KY, KY, VA
Sarah J., daughter, Apr 1899, 1, KY, KY, VA

6-DIST Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 267 ed 76 sh 12A HH 189.191
Henry K. Combs, Sep, 1866, 33, M, 17, VA, VA, VA, farmer
Elizabeth, wife, Feb 1865, 35, M, 17, 5, 5, KY, KY, KY
Lillie A., daughter, Feb, 1886, 14, KY, VA, KY
Mary E., daughter, Oct. 1888, 11, KY, VA, kY
Cora L., daughter, Apr, 1892, 8, KY, VA, KY
Rebecca S., daughter, Oct. 1893, 6, KY, VA, KY
Arthur C., son, Oct. 1899, 7/12, KY, VA, KY
6-DIST Series: T623 Roll: 545 Page: 264 ed 74 sh 9b HH 149/151 transcribed by Carter Combs and Deb Coombs
Fredie Combs, Jul 1836, 63, wd, VA, VA, VA, farmer
James, son, Jun 1884, 15, KY, VA, VA
Lucy, daughter, Apr 1887, 13, KY, VA, VA

Note: Frederick was the son of Cullen and Sallie SERGEANT Combs.

Roll: 545 Page: 219 ed 74 sheet 15B (transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson and Deb Coombs note: census is faded and difficult to read)
Hesakiah Combs, head, Apr 1863, 37, M, 17, KY, KY, KY, farmer
Martha, wife, May 1865, 35, M, 17, 7, 6, KY, KY,KY
Mary A., daughter, Jun 1884, 15, KY, KY, KY
Anderson, son, May 1887, 13, KY, KY, KY (this is the son Henderson)
Lor E., daughter, Feb 1889, 11, KY, KY, KY (this is the daughter Louella)
Sylvania, dau, Mar 1893, 7, KY, KY, KY
Allie, dau, Jun 1896, 3, KY, KY, KY
Eliza, dau, Jul 1897,1 10/12, KY, KY, KY

Notes: Hezekiah Combs was the son of Henry and Eveline Combs Combs of Breathitt Co., KY . Hezekiah married Martha HUDSON daughter of Henry and Eliza CAMPBELL Hudson.
1910 Census Morgan Co., Ky (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Houser who notes that the census is faded and hard to read in places)

West Liberty Town (pt of Pct 1)

36/33
Hesakiah Combs 46 m1 25 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Martha _. 44 9-8 Ky Ky Ky wife none
Henderson 23 Ky Ky Ky son farmer
--oe E. 21 Ky Ky Ky dau
Sylvania 16 Ky Ky Ky dau
Alley 14 Ky Ky Ky dau
Eliza 12 Ky Ky Ky dau
Henry 9 Ky Ky Ky son
Edward 7 or 1 Ky Ky Ky son
Colonel 3/12 Ky Ky Ky son
Cola, stepson, 17, Ky Ky Ky*
Fronia DAY 32 m1 8 yrs 2-2 Ky Ky Ky boarder
Milt FOREMAN 25 single Ky Ky Ky boarder
Bruce JONES 25 single Ky Ky Ky boarder
James ______ 48 single Ky Ky Ky boarder

Notes: Hezekiah Combs was the son of Henry and Eveline Combs Combsof Breathitt Co., KY. Hezekiah married Martha HUDSON daughter of Henry and Eliza CAMPBELL Hudson. Correction Note: Step son Cola added by Lynda Combs Gipson and Deb Coombs. Delphia Lee Combs McKelvey, a descendant of Hesakiah, has identified Cola as one of three children of Hesakiah Combs and Cynthia Ann Combs who were not married; Cynthia Ann Combs later married Emery Collins and had another family.

Pct. 3

201/211
Thenus? Combs 28 m2 4 yrs Va Va Va farmer
Delilah 16 m1 4 yr 1-1 Ky Ky Ky wife
Virgie 3 Ky Va Ky dau

Notes: Could this be Thomas Combs b ca 1879 son of William and Ann EVANS Combs? According to Combs Researcher Charles Harber, Thomas Combs married 1st to ? Maybe 2nd to Deliliah ELKINS.

Mag. Dist. 3 Chapel # 5

104/108
Jerry Combs 59 m1 30 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Martha 43 10-10 Ky Ky Ky wife none
Mary 21 m1 1yr Ky Ky Ky dau
Evaline 18 Ky Ky Ky dau
Cleveland 16 Ky Ky Ky male dau [sic] farm labor
Miles 14 Ky Ky Ky son
Hessikiah 12 Ky Ky Ky son
Hennelun? 6 Ky Ky Ky son
Nancy 58 single Ky Ky Ky sister none

Notes: From the naming pattern of Jerry's children, he looks like he's the son of Henry and Evaline Combs Combs. Jerry's age is off but he did have a sister Nancy born about 1855. The Ky Death Certificates of Mary Combs Armstrong (1888-1945) & Grover C. Combs (1890-1929) lists their parents as Jeremiah and Martha BARNETT Combs. Jeremiah is found on the 1900 & 1920 Breathitt Co., Ky Census.

105/109
Jack Combs 23 m1 5 yrs Ky Ky Ky farm labor
Nancy 22 2-0? Ky Ky Ky none wife

Note: This is probably Jackson Combs son of Jeremiah & Martha BARNETT per his 1941 Leslie Co., Ky Death Certificate.

154/159
John MAY__TT? 57 m1 32 yrs IN Va Va
Elizabeth 54 10-6 Va Va Va wife
Joe 18 IN IN Va son
Nelse 13 Ky IN Va son
Ova Combs 7 Ky Ky Ky g-son

(Following Transcribed by Deb Coombs)

Series: T624 Roll: 492 Page: 147 ed 145 sh 7B HH 94/98
Shadrick H. Combs, 36, M1, 18, VA, VA, VA, farmer
Eda, wife, 34, M1, 18, 6, 4, KY, KY, KY
Elsie, son, 16, S, KY, VA, KY, home farm
Daniel A., son, 14, S, KY, VA, KY, home farm
Pearl, daughter, 4, S, KY, VA, KY

Series: T624 Roll: 492 Page: 154 ed 145 sh 14A HH 207/211
Thomas Combs, head, 28, M2, 4, VA, VA, VA, farmer
Delilah, wife, 16, M1, 4, 1, 1, KY, KY, VA
Virgie, daughter, 3, KY, VA, KY

Series: T624 Roll: 492 Page: 147 ed 145 sh 7A HH 90/94
Jackson Combs, 24, M1, 3, KY, VA, ?, farmer
Lillie F., 21, M1, 3, 2, 2, KY, KY, KY
Vernia C., son, 2, KY, KY, KY
Wesley C., daughter, 6/12, KY, KY, KY
02 Mar 1917 (Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications, Morgan County Extracted by Combs Researcher Tim Spence): Wilson T. Combs, File #3838
1920 Census Morgan Co. Ky., Chapel Pct., Dist 3 Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson from Heritage Quest
HH 171-182
COMBS, H. C. Head M W 56 M Ky Ky Ky Farmer
Martha Wife F W 55 M Ky Ky Ky
Lizzie Dau F W 20 S Ky Ky Ky
C.D. Son M W 16 S Ky Ky Ky Farm Laborer
Willie J. Son M W 9 S Ky Ky Ky

Notes
: Hezekiah Combs was the son of Henry and Eveline Combs Combs of BreathittCo., KY. Hezekiah married Martha HUDSON daughter of Henry and Eliza CAMPBELL Hudson.

(The following transcribed by Deb Coombs:)

Chapel Dist. Mag 3 Series: T625 Roll: 592 Page: 54 ed 201 sh 5B HH 92/101
Elsa Combs, head, 26, M, KY, VA, KY, farmer
Rosa F., wife, 21, M, KY, KY, KY
Myron, son, 2 4/12, KY, KY, KY
Elmer, son, 1 1/12, KY, KY, KY

Chapel Dist. Mag 3 Series: T625 Roll: 592 Page: 59 ed 201 sh 10A HH 184/185
Henderson Combs
, 32, M, KY, KY, KY, farmer
Martha, wife, 21, M, KY, KY, KY
Elsa May, daughter, 6, KY, KY, KY
Arthur, son, 1, KY, KY, KY

Chapel Dist Mag 3 Series: T625 Roll: 592 Page: 55 ed 201 sh 6B HH 105/114
S H Combs, 46, M, VA, VA, VA, farmer, general farm
Eda, wife, 43, M, KY, KY, KY
David, son, 22, S, KY, VA, KY, farm labor, home farm
Pearl, daughter, 14, KY, VA, KY
Doctor, son, 12, KY, VA, KY
Winfred, son, 8/12, KY, VA, KY

Liberty, Prct 1Series: T625 Roll: 592 Page: 3 ed 197 sh3B HH 51/57
May Combs, boarder, 21, S, OH, (crossed out), OH, teacher, school
Living in HH of Masalute Walsh
1930 Census MORGAN Co., KY., DIST 1 DIST3 (Series T626 Roll 771 p. 128) Transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon
102-105 Ancestry.com page 18 of 31
H. C. COMBS head O $2500 m w 67 m 20 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
Martha E. wife f w 63 m 16 Ky Ky Ky nee HUDSON
Bill son m w 20 s KY KY KY
102-106 Ed COMBS head R $10 m w 27 m 18 Ky Ky Ky Farmer General Farm
Eulah wife f w 26 m 17 Ky Ky Ky nee ELAM
Randolph son m w 2 s Ky Ky Ky Paul R. b. 10-11-1926 Morgan Co Ly to Eula ELAM
Maxine dau f w 1 s Ky Ky Ky Maxine b. 8-6-1928 Perry Co., KY to Eula ELAM
Junior adopted son 7 s KY KY KY
Arthur adopted son 13 s Ky Ky Ky

Notes: Hezekiah Combs was the son of Henry and Eveline Combs Combs of Breathitt Co., KY. Hezekia hmarried Martha HUDSON daughter of Henry and Eliza CAMPBELL Hudson. Furthur notes by Delphia Lee COMBS McKelvey: Junior and Arthur were Hezekial and Martha's grandchildren, the children of Henderson "Bud" Combs who married Martha Ellen COLLINS d/o Emory and Cynthia COMBS Collins. Henderson, was shot and killed on Nov. 3, 1925 near Defiance, Perry Co., Ky. He was a law officer at the time. Hezekiah sent two of his wife's brother's (Hudson's) to Defiance to pick up grandfather's body and take him back to West Liberty, Morgan Co., Ky. for burial on Hezekiah and Martha Ellen's home place. However, Hezekiah requested that the Hudson's also bring back Henderson's three children, Elsie Mae Combs, Bud Combs, Jr. and Arthur Combs to live with him. He did not take Henderson's widow, to live with him. She was welcome to come visit, which she did as often as she could. Bud and Arthur lived with Hezekiah for about eight years. Their mother had a difficult time saving enough money running a miner's boarding house to get her children returned to her. She eventually closed the boarding house and moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana where she worked cleaning houses and waiting tables in a tavern. When she had enough saved she returned to Hezekiah's and took Bud and Arthur and moved them to Ft. Wayne, Indiana with her. Her daughter Elsie Mae had married a James Messer who was put in prison for stealing cars. Elsie Mae divorced him and moved to Ft. Wayne to live with her mother. Martha Ellen COLLINS Combs eventually remarried to a Charles Cook of Ft. Wayne, Indiana (a railroader) and eventually moved to Montpelier, Williams Co., Ohio. Her children moved with her.
20 Nov 1935 Kentucky Death Certificate #26631 of Shade H. Combs; white male married; resided Winchester RFD #2; age 61; born 31 March 1874 Va; died 20 Nov 1935 Winchester, Clark Co., Ky of ulcer of stomach; son of William Combs born Va & Anna EVANS born Va; informant Winifred Combs of Winchester RFD # 2; buried Grassy Creek Cem, Morgan Co., Ky; undertaker SCOBEE & BARTLETT of Winchester, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
1 Feb 1939 Kentucky Death certificate #5106 Alweilda Francis Combs: female, white, married; housewife; age 52 yrs 11 mos 15 ds; Spouse: Bud Combs; born Malone, Ky; died 1 Feb 1939 Morgan Co., KY of pneumonia fever; daughter of Willie Williams born Ky & Nannie Conley born Ky; informant: Marie Williams of Cannel City, Ky; buried Davis Cemetery 2 Feb 1939 by G.B. Nickell of Cannel City. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
16 Feb 1945 Kentucky Death certificate #6615 of Hezekiah Combs; white male married; resides: Greer, Morgan Co., Ky; age: 81 yrs 7 mos 28 ds; occupation: farmer; Spouse: Martha E. Combs; born: 18 June 1864 Perry Co., Ky; died: 16 Feb 1945 Morgan Co., Ky of pneumonia- senility; buried: Greer, Ky by H. D. POTTER of W. Liberty, Ky; son of Henry C. Combs born Ky & Evaline Combs born Ky; informant: Mary ADAMS of Greer, Ky; filed 17 Feb 1945 Opal CAUDILL registrar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Henry [C.? G.?] Combs married before 1858, Evaline Combs, and is thought to have been the son of Stephen and Martha "Patsy" FRANCIS Combs of Breathitt Co., KY. No Hezekiah, however, is in either Henry & Evaline's 1870 or 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census. There is a Hezekiah, age 16 (b abt 1864) in the 1880 Breathitt Co., KY HH of John C. ROBERTS.

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