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1887 Please also see biography on William H. Combs, born in Nelson Co., KY 7 Feb 1820. William's father John Combs first came to Putnam Co., IN from Pennsylvania and then to Boone Co., IN. (extracted from EARLY LIFE AND TIMES IN BOONE COUNTY INDIANA, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF THE PROMINENT MEN AND WOMEN. Compiled by Harden & Spahr, Lebanon, IND. pg. 257, Transcribed by sisters, Mary Coombs Golding and Gladys Coombs Rogers, daughter of Walter Earl, and grandaughter of James and Sarilda Elizabeth WALL Combs).
"On April 28, 1908, in Bardstown, Mr. Lambert WILLETT was united in marriage to Miss Mary Catherine THOMPSON, who was born in Nelson county, January 16, 1888, and is a daughter of Charles T. and Georganna E. (COOMES) Thompson. Her father was born in Bullitt county, Kentucky, October 9, 1843, and died in Nelson county in 1922. In early life he was a teacher, later was in the internal revenue service and eventually turned his attention to farming. He was a republican in politics and a member of the Roman Catholic church. His parents, Elias and Mary M. (BLANFORD) Thompson, were natives of this state and died in Nelson county. The father followed farming, was a republican in his political views and a member of the Roman Catholic church. Georganna E. COOMES was born in Nelson county, September 18, 1855, and died July 2, 1903. She was a daughter of Enoch and Minerva (SHEPLER) Coomes, the former of whom was a native of Maryland and became a farmer in Nelson county, where his death occurred. He was a democrat and a Roman Catholic in religion. His wife was a native of Bullitt county, this state, and died in Nelson county. Enoch COOMES was a son of Ignatius COOMES, a native of Maryland, who brought his family to Nelson county, Kentucky, where he was long engaged in farming. He too was a Roman Catholic in religious faith and a democrat in politics. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from HISTORY of KENTUCKY, The Blue Grass State, Volume III, Illustrated, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago - Louisville, 1928)
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