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Owsley Co., KY was established in 1843 from Breathitt, Clay and Estill. In 1858, Owsley lost territory to Jackson Co (established from Clay, Estill, Laurel, Madison, Owsley & Rockcastle); and in 1858 to Wolfe (established from Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley and Powell). In 1870, Owsley lost territory to Lee (established from Breathitt, Estill, Owsley and Wolfe).


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.
Index to Combs &c. Owsley Co., KY Records
to 1859 1860-1869 1870-1879 1880
1881-1899 1900-1909 1910 1911-1919
1920- Cemeteries ... ...

See Also Early Combs of East Kentucky


12 May 1839 Born: Elizabeth Combs daughter of Harvey Combs & Elizabeth Source(s): Owsley County Cemetery Records, James F. Bowman (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)

Notes: Harvey HUNDLEY (son of James and Sally Combs Hundley (Combs)) went by Combs, surname of both his mother and his step-father, Claiborne Combs.
1844-1846 Owsley Co., KY Land Grants on Cow Creek (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) (See Add'l Later Surveys Below)
  • Combs, Washington; Acres: 100; Book: 14, Page: 148; Date Survey: 6-11-1844; County: Owsley; Watercourse: Cow Cr (p. 1117)
  • Combs, William; Acres: 100; Book: 25, Page: 43; Date Survey: 1-20-1846; County: Owsley; Watercourse: Cow Cr (KLG, p. 1118)
  • Combs, William; Acres: 100; Book: 25, Page: 43; Date Survey: 1-20-1846; County: Owsley; Watercourse: Cow Cr (KLG, p. 1118)
    1844 (#51) Patent #: 06567 (4 Images), Grantee: Combs, Washington, Grant Book & Pg: 14 148, Acreage: 100, County: Owsley, WaterCourse: Cow Cr. Kentucky R. Survey Name: Combs, Washington, Survey Date: 06/11/1844, Grant Date: 07/07/1845, Entered 06/10/1844 Left hand branch of Cow Creek, waters of the Ky. River; Ch & HK: John Gabbard & David York Source: Ky. SOS Land Office digital county court order land database, original images)
    1846 (#287) Patent #: 12460, Grantee: Combs, William, Grant Book & Pg: 25 43, Acreage: 100, County: Owsley, WaterCourse: Cow Cr. Kentucky R.; Survey Name: BRANDENBURGH, Joseph, Survey Date: 01/20/1846; Grant Date: 09/29/1848 (Source: Ky. SOS Land Office digital county court order land database, original images)
    Jul 1846 Born: Caroline Combs Source(s): 1900c m Robert WILSON (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)
    29 Oct 1846 Born: James S Combs son of Artimecia Combs Source(s): Beattyville Enterprise 18 July 1935, 1900c, jc (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)

    Notes: James S. Combs was the natural son of Artemisia Combs, daughter of Claiborne & Sally Combs (Hundley) Combs (1945 Owsley Co., KY DC)
    May 1847 Born: Cynthia A Combs Source(s): 1900c Syntha A (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser fromOwsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930by R.L. Smith)
    11 Dec 1847 Born: Malinda Combs daughter of Samuel Combs & Nancy CORNETT Source(s): Owsley County Cemetery Records, James F. Bowman Melinda, 1900c Dec 1853, cwpp 25 Dec 1846, died 16 Jul 1922 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)
    1 Apr 1849 Certified Copy of Marriage Licence, certified by H.C. Combs on August 24, 1889, Owsley Clerk of Court. State of Kentucky. Owsley County. This is to license and permit you to join together in the holy state of matrimony, Franklin ANDERSON and Jane Combs of Owsley County. The said ANDERSON having complied with the requisitions of the law Given under my hand this 31st day of March 1849. William WILLIAMS, Clerk. To any person legally authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony. Executed the within license April 1st 1849. s/ W.W. AMBROSE J.P.O.C. (Combs Researcher John Anderson.

    JA Notes: According to the Federal Civil War Pension File of Franklin and Jane Combs Anderson, their marriage was performed by M. M. AMBROSE at whose home the marriage took place. Jane's ancestry remains unknown. She was b March 18, 1832, d July 9, 1920, Jackson County, Kentucky (death cert not yet found).
    24 July 1849 Grantee: Combs, William, Patent #: 13976, 100 acres, Owsley Co, Cane Brake Fk, Cow Cr, Cane Brake Fk. Cow Cr., Survey Name: Combs, William, Survey Date: 07/14/1847; County Grant, Bk27:429 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database)
    24 July 1849 Grantee: Combs, Harvey, Pat # 13972, 50 acres, Owsley Co, Upper Wolf Cr Kentucky R., Survey name: Combs, Harvey; Survey Date: 11/10/1846; County Grant, Bk27:425 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database)
    1850 Owsley Co. Ky. Census (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser, unless otherwise noted) See also Misty Flannigan's 1850 Owsley Co., KY Census (partial transcription of all households, from which schedule pages have been taken and selected census entries as noted).

    Schedule Page 277

    8/8
    Samuel HUNDLEY 36 M farmer Ky
    Elizabeth 34 F Ky cannot read or write
    James 14 M Ky
    Clabourn 12 M Ky
    Theophilus 7 M KY
    John 5 M KY

    Notes: The 1850 Owsley Co., KY Census by Misty Flannigan lists Claborn as Clarinda. Samuel HUNDLEY was the son of James & Sally Combs Hundley (Combs) (See HH#121 below) Samuel HUNDLEY married 12 May 1834, Perry Co., KY, Elizabeth Combs (Owsley Co., KY Birth Returns, female HUNDLEY b June (no day given) 1853 daughter of Samuel HUNDLEY & Elizabeth Combs and Perry Co., KY Groom's Index). Elizabeth Combs, as the wife of Samuel Hundley, was listed as the heir of George "8" Combs in an 1852 Perry Co. deed along with the wife of Samuel Combs [Eliza]. Earlier Perry Co. deed records list both Eliza and Elizabeth as daughters of George Combs. Also note: Clarbourn was previously listed as Alabama.

    Schedule Page 280

    48 48 Harvey Combs 34 M farmer $300 KY cannot read or write
    Elizabeth 36 F KY cannot read or write
    Susan 18 F KY
    Elizabeth 11 F KY
    James H. 8 M KY

    Notes: Harvey was neè HUNDLEY, son of James & Sally Combs Hundley, and step-son of Claiborne Combs (whose surname name he used). According to Owsley Co., KY cemetery records, his daughter, Elizabeth, was born 12 May 1839, daughter of Harvey Combs (Robert L. Smith's, "Owsley Co., KY Births 1843-1930", his source Owsley Co., KY Cemetery Records by James F. Bowman & others at Ky Historical Society (KHS)).

    According to the "Owsley County, Ky 1880 Annotated Census, Revised," Margaret Millar Hayes, Harvey married 1st ca 1836 Elizabeth PARSONS (1853 Owsley KY VS), born ca 1815 d 1876; 2nd married 1877 Lucretia SMITH (daughter of Thomas SMITH), who married 1st 1842 Clay Co., KY to John MOORE. (R. L. Smith lists their marriage as 12 Jan 1877 taken from vital statistics-marriages.) In addition to the 1853 Owsley VS record listing Elizabeth as a PARSONS, see also the 23 Oct 1852 Owsley VS record, which lists her as neè Combs.

    According to the Dickey Diary Interview of Margaret Combs Lewis, however, Harry [sic] HUNDLEY (son of James & Sarah Combs Hundley) married "a sister of Judge Josiah Combs of Perry." Josiah H. Combs was the son of Jesse & Polly BOLLING Combs, and it is not known which sister Harvey was supposed to have married, although both "The Bowlings of East Kentucky" and The Combes Genealogy state that he married Jesse's daughter, Sarah Combs. Jesse is not known to have had a daughter named Elizabeth, and no marriage records have been located.

    Schedule Page 281

    63/63 Hardin Combs 55 M farmer $600 Va
    Nancy 55 F Ky cannot read or write
    Caroline 24 Ky cannot read or write
    Pop 18 Ky
    Perlinia 16 Ky
    Sally 3 Ky
    Joseph MARSHALL 22 TN

    Notes: Hardin Combs, son of RW John "8" & Margaret Combs, & Nancy Combs, marriage bond, 08-25-1814, Clay Co., KY. Bondsman Mason Combs. Was Hardin born KY or VA? Also note Perlinia was previously listed as Perlina.

    65/65 Jesse THOMAS 34 M KY
    Martha 29 F
    Sylvania 6 F
    Elizabeth 4 F
    Margaret 8/12 F
    (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Tim Spence)

    Notes: Martha Combs married Jesse THOMAS 3 Mar 1843, Clay Co., KY. It is believed she was the daughter of John "Jack" Combs, son of R W John Combs of Perry KY. Seeking documentation. Also note that although the 1850 Owsley Co., KY Census, transcribed by O'Connor lists the above infant as Francis, not Margaret, the 1860 Owsley Co., KY census lists Margaret, age 10. Also Note: Margaret's age was previously posted as 3/12.

    72/72 John Combs 58 M Farmer 1600 TN cannot read or write
    Elizabeth 47 F NC cannot read or write
    Samuel 18 M farmer KY
    John 16 M farmer KY

    Notes: The Flannigan transcription lists John the younger as age 1. John (a.k.a. Jack) Combs, son of John & Margaret Combs, married Becca [Rebecca] Combs, 12-13-1813, Clay Co., KY (Marriage Bond, Clay Co., KY; and Dickey Diary. According to the research of Margaret Turner published in the Clay County (Ky) Ancestral News, John married 2nd on 2 Jun 1837 in Clay Co., Ky to Elizabeth HUNT Williams, daughter of John (Jonathan?) Hunt, and widow of John WILLIAMS. (Her source?) (See Also his affidavit under R W John & Margaret Combs) Also Note: Samuel, age 18, may have been enumerated twice; i.e., he may be the same listed in the 1850 Clay Co., KY HH of his brother, A. Meredith; Note: John's birth place was listed by William O'Connor as Ky.

    Schedule Page 282

    75/75 Lacy ABNER 39 M farmer $400 KY cannot read or write
    Cintha 31 F Ky cannot read or write
    Maria 12 F Ky attended school within the year
    Polly 10 F Ky attended school within the year
    Nancy 10 F Ky attended school within the year
    John 8 M Ky attended school within the year
    Manerva 6 Ky
    Catharine 3 Ky
    Elizabeth 2/12 KY
    (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)1850 Owsley Co., KY Census, transcribed by William G. O'Connor)

    Notes: Cyntha Combs m Lace ABNER 30 Mar 1837, Clay Co., KY. Who were her parents? According to both William O'Connor and researcher Marjorie Turner, Cynthia was the daughter of John "Jack" Combs and his 1st wife, wife Rebecca Combs. Their sources? Also Note: Previous version by Willim O'Connor listed Maria as 11 and Catherine as Leathaine.

    Schedule Page 283

    HH#86 John GABBARD 37 M farmer $100 VA
    Margaret 26 F Ky
    Peter 13 M Ky
    Rebecca 10 F Ky
    Julious 7 M Ky
    Benjamin 5 M Ky
    Isaac 2 M KY

    Notes: John GABBARD married Margaret Combs (Dec 1856, Owsley Co., KY Records) According to The Combes Genealogy, she was the daughter of Benjamin & Martha Jane BROWN Combs of Breathitt & Owsley (Source?) John Gabbard's birthplace was listed as Ky, Julious was listed as Julius and Isaac was listed as Jane.

    Schedule Page 284

    96/96 William Combs 32 M farmer$100 Ky cannot read or write
    Elizabeth 35 F Ky cannot read or write
    William 13 M Ky
    Malon 10 M Ky
    Mahaley 8 F Ky
    Moses 6 M Ky
    Sebourn 3 M Ky
    Edward 1 M Ky

    Notes: William Combs m Elizabeth STAPPLETON [a.k.a. STAPLETON] 10 Apr 1835, Clay Co., KY. Although William O'Connor's transcription lists their son as Lebourn rather than Seborne, Owsley Co., KY Vital Returns list Seaborn Combs, age 6, d 6 Apr 1853, son of William Combs. Elizabeth was 35 based on the 1860 Laurel Co., KY Census. According to The Combes Genealogy, William was the son of Benjamin and Martha Jane BROWN Combs and Elizabeth the daughter of Edward STAPLETON. Also note: Elizabeth's age was previously listed in William O'Connor's transcription as 55 and Sebourn was listed as Lebourn. Flannigan's transcription also lists Elizabeth as 35.

    HH#100 Levi PENNINGTON 28 M farmer $1600 Ky
    Rachel 25 F Ky
    Elihue 6 M Ky
    Jane 5 F Ky
    Preston 4 M Ky
    Elendor 2 F Ky
    Martha 6/12 F Ky
    Elijah CAMMELL 17 M KY

    Notes: The above is Rachel Combs who married 11 Oct 1842, Perry Co., KY, Levi PENNINGTON, not Abel as reported in The Combes Genealogy, p. 51, which also lists her as the wife of Levi [sic] PENNINGTON and daughter of Samuel and Nancy CORNETT Combs on p. 135. She did not marry the Levi PENNINGTON, b ca 1802 in North Carolina, on the 1850 Perry Co., KY census who married on 15 Dec 1833, in Perry Co., KY (See also below and the 1860 Jackson Co., KY census). Also note: Earlier transcription listed Elihue as 5 and Martha wasn't listed at all.

    SE Notes: See Jackson Co, KY records for information about Levi Pennington who served as a Sgt, Lt, and Capt., in Col. Garrard's 7th Regiment of Kentucky Infantry Volunteers, McNeal's Co. "C". He was killed in battle on (29 or 31) Dec. 1862 at Chickasaw Bluffs near Vicksburg. Rachel received a widow's pension.

    Schedule Page 286

    121/121 Claibourn Combs 46 M farmer Ky
    Sally 46 F Ky cannot read or write
    Meccy 19 F Ky
    Kenneth 17 M farmer Ky
    Tinsley 13 M Ky attended school within the year
    James 3 M KY
    (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Note: Meccy was probably Artemicia Combs whose 1911 Owsley Co., KY death certificate stated she was born 8 Sep 1828 (as vs. 1831 as shown above), the daughter of Claiborn Combs & Sarah Combs. Tinsley Logan Combs, born Dec 1837, died 1902, is also recorded as the son of Claiborne Combs & Sarah Combs according to "1900c, Perry Co Gen Soc Newsl 8/88 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from "Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930" by R.L. Smith). Also note: Meccy was previously listed as McCoy/Missy/Meccy.

    Claiborne Combs was the son of George "8" & Lydia HARRELL Combs and Sarah Combs, the daughter of RW John "8" and Margaret Combs and widow of James HUNDLEY according to her father's RW Pension File, oral family history from Glenda Flaugher's grandmother ,and a Missing Bible Record. James Slaughter Combs, age 3, was Artemicia's son - raised by Claiborne & Sally. The Beattyville Enterprise listed his dob as 29 Oct 1846, son of Artimecia Combs. (Combs Researcher Glenda Flaugher). James Slaughter Combs d 14 Jul 1945, Owsley Co., KY.

    Schedule Page 293

    220/220
    Allen SPENCER 26 M farmer $200 Ky cannot read or write
    Arminda 23 F Ky cannot read or write
    Hezekiah 3 M Ky
    Kenia 1 M Ky

    Note: Allen SPENCER married Farinda Combs (1924 Breathitt Co., KY DC of Alfred SPENCER, son of Allen and Farenda Combs Spencer) R.L. Smith's "Owsley Co Marriages 1843-1929" references the Owsley Co Courier 12 Nov 1937) Also note that Arminda was previously listed as Farind.

    Schedule Page 294

    HH 243 Frank ANDERSON 23 Va
    Jane 20
    America 5/12
    (transcribed by William O'Conner)

    Notes: Franklin and Jane Combs Anderson married 1 Apr 1849, Owsley Co., KY.

    Schedule Page 295

    HH#251 John BURNS 52 M farmer $100 SC cannot read or write
    Louisia 37 F KY cannot read or write
    John 14 M Ky
    Abijah 12 M Ky
    Meredeth 7 M Ky
    Ann 10 F Ky
    Brice 5 M Ky
    Mary 2 F KY

    Note: Louisa Combs marroed John BURNS 13 Sep 1836, Clay Co., KY. Margaret BURNS Kendrick's (1852-1937) death certificate lists her parents as Jack BURNS and (blank) Combs. (Abstracted from copy of original by Combs Researcher Debi Houser) Also note: Louisia was earlier transcribed as Louisa and Meredeth was listed as Meredith.

    Schedule Page 303

    HH#365
    Anderson SIZEMORE 24 Ky
    Minerva 25 Ky
    William 3 Ky
    John 4/12 KY
    (1850 Owsley Co., KY Census, transcribed by William G. O'Connor)

    Notes: Original census record not viewed yet, but Henderson (not Anderson) SIZEMORE married Minerva Combs. The birth record of William SIZEMORE, born 11 Feb 1855, Owsley Co., KY, shows he was the son of Henderson SIZEMORE & Minerva Combs. (R.L. Smith "Owsley Co Marriages 1843-1929," his source, Vital Statistics Owsley Co., KY)

    Schedule Page 320

    575/575
    Clabourn RASNER 26 M farmer Ky cannot read or write
    Jenina 24 F Ky cannot read or write
    Stephen 28 M laborer Ky cannot read or write
    Elhannon 21 M laborer Ky
    Noah 2/12 M Ky

    Notes: Clabourn RASNER married Jemima Combs (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics, birth record of Martha Susan RASNER, b 25 Dec 1853 Owsley Co., KY, from R.L. Smith "Owsley Co Marriages 1843-1929.") Jenina was earlier transcribed as Jemima.
    Jul 1851 Born: Susan Combs Source(s): 1900c Suam ?, married William WINN (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)
    1852 (Owsley Co., KY Marriage Records) John Combs 23, b Perry Co, md 1852 Cassey BISHOP 22, b Clay Co (Owsley Co., Ky Marriage Records, Vital Statistic Returns, transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm copy)

    DK Notes: Though the record says John Combs, Samuel Combs (son of John Combs) married 14 Dec 1852, Cassandra BISHOP, according to Clay Co., Ky marriage records (See also vital statistics below).
    25 Apr 1852 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. Louisa Combs, daughter of Wiley/Elisa Combs (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)

    Notes: Wiley Combs, son of Samuel & Nancy CORNETT Combs m Eliza J. Combs, daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte & Susan ISOM Combs (1850 Breathitt KY Census and Dickey Diary Interviews)
    11 Aug 1852 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born: Mary PENNINGTON, Owsley. daughter of Lev/Rachel Combs (Transcribed from microfilm copy of Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    23 Oct 1852 (Owsley Co., KY Death Records) S. J. Combs age 2, d 10/23/1852, son of Harvey/ Elizabeth (Owsley Co., Ky Death Records, Vital Statistic Returns, transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm copy)
    15 Jan 1853 (More) Owsley Co., KY Land Grants on Cow Creek
  • Combs, Wm; Acres: 50; Book: 40, Page: 226; Date Survey: 1-15-1853; County: Owsley; Watercourse: Fk Cow Cr (KLG, p. 1119)
  • Combs, Wm; Acres: 50; Book: 40, Page: 226; Date Survey: 1-15-1853; County: Owsley; Watercourse: Fk Cow Cr (KLG, p. 1119)
    1853 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. dead male Combs, son of Harry/Elizabeth PARSONS (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)

    Notes: Other published reports have listed this as son of Haney and Elizabeth PIERSON? Combs. See also 1850 Owsley Co., KY census notes for Harvey Hundley Combs.
    06 Apr 1853 (Owsley Co., KY Death Records) Seaborn Combs age 6, d 4/6/1853, son of William Combs (Owsley Co., Ky Death Records, Vital Statistic Returns, transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm copy)
    26 Aug 1853 Born: ____ Combs (boy) son of Nicholas Combs & Miss BOWLING Source(s): Owsley County Families, James F. Bowman Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)

    Notes: Nicholas Combs married Mary "Polly" BOLLING. They may be the Nicholas and Polly Combs, both 18, on the 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census. They are found on the 1860 Pulaski Co., KY Census, and Nicholas is a widower on the 1870 Laurel Co., KY Census. According to The Combes Genealogy, he was the son of Samuel and Nancy CORNETT Combs of Breathitt Co., KY (See their 1850 census HH).
    31 Aug 1853 (Death) Nicholas Combs age 35, son of N/Mary (Owsley Co., Ky Death Records, Vital Statistic Returns, transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm copy)

    Notes: Who is this Nicholas Combs (born ca 1818), son of a N. (Nicholas?) and Mary who are not found elsewhere??? The Combes Genealogy, page, p. 145, makes reference to a Nicholas Combs (presumed son of RW John Combs) of Breathitt & Perry, with a possible son, Nicholas, Jr., who lived in Owsley (no more info given) Is the following the same record?
    01 Sep 1853 (Owsley Co., KY Death Records) male Combs son of Nicholas Combs (Owsley Co., Ky Death Records, Vital Statistic Returns, transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm copy)
    Mar 1854 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born: Lucy PENNINGTON, Owsley. daughter of Levi/Rachel Combs (Transcribed from microfilm copy of Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    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] Wolf Co., KY (est. from Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley, Powell Cos, KY in 1860). Could Eli have been Elijah? Elias? Elihu? Hugh? No STACYS found on 1850 Owsley.
    3 April 1854 Grantee: Combs, William, Patent #: 21998, 50 acres, Owsley Co, Doe Cr. Kentucky R., Survey Name: Hacker, James & McColum, Daniel; Survey Date: 02/03/1853; County Grant Bk40:226 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database extracted by Sue Elfving)
    3 April 1854 Grantee: Hacker, James & McColum, Danl., Patent #: 21999, 250 acres, Owsley Co, Combs Fk. Cow Cr. Kentucky R., Survey Name: Combs, William; Survey Date: 01/15/1853; County Grant Bk40:227 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Databaseextracted by Sue Elfving)
    07 May 1854 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. Daniel Combs, son of Kenneth/Lucretia McGEE (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)

    Notes: Kenneth, son of Claiborn and Sallie Combs Hundley Combs (1850 Owsley Co., KY Census).
    Oct 1854 Owsley Co., KY Land Grants on Upper Buffaloe Creek (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. 1119)
  • Combs, SAML & JOHN; Acres: 73 1/4; Book: 45, Page: 567; Date Survey: 10-18-1854; County: Owsley; Watercourse: Upper Buffaloe Cr
  • Combs, SAML & JOHN; Acres: 100; Book: 45, Page: 568; Date Survey: 10-18-1854; County: Owsley; Watercourse: rh Fk Upper Buffaloe
  • Combs, SAML & JOHN; Acres: 50; Book: 45, Page: 569; Date Survey: 10-21-1854; County: Owsley; Watercourse: Br Upper Buffaloe

    Notes: Is the above John "Jack" Combs, son of RW John & Margaret Combs? Was Samuel Combs the same who was son of Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs & husband of Nancy CORNETT?
    10 Nov 1854 Born: Robert Combs son of Nicholas Combs & Mary BOWLING Source(s): Owsley County Families, James F. Bowman Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)
    26 Jun 1855 Born: Thomas A J Combs son of Kenneth Combs & Lucretia McGEE Source(s): Owsley County Families, James F. Bowman Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)

    26 Jun 1855 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. Thomas J. Combs, son of Kenneth/Lucretia McGEE (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)
    30 Jun 1855 Born: ____ Combs daughter of Wiley Combs & Eliza Jane Combs Source(s): Owsley County Families, James F. Bowman Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)
    01 Sep 1855 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Died: Lucy PENNINGTON age 1 yr 6 mo. died 1 Sep 1855, Owsley Co., KY. daughter of Levi/ Rachel Combs (Transcribed from microfilm copy of Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
    5 Sep 1855 Born: ____ Combs (girl) daughter of Haney Combs & Elizabeth PIERSON? Source(s): Owsley County Families, James F. Bowman Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R.L. Smith)

    Notes: See also 1853 record of Harry and Elizabeth PARSONS Combs.
    Oct 1855 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. Emily Combs, daughter of Samuel/Cassandra BISHOP (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)
    25 Dec 1855 Born: Sophia Combs daughter of Napoleon B Combs & Susan ISOM Source(s): Owsley County News 25 Oct 1956 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from "Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930" by R.L. Smith)
    Feb 1856 (Owsley Co., KY Marriage Records) Robert WHITE 28, single, md Susan [sic] Combs 26 single (Owsley Co., Ky Marriage Records, Vital Statistic Returns, transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm copy)

    DK Notes: Mary Combs married Robert WHITE 10 Feb 1856 Owsley Co., KY (Owsley Co., KY VS)
    28 June 1856 Grantee: Combs, John & Combs, Saml., Patent #: 25738, 73&1/4 acres, Owsley Co, Upper Buffalo Cr. Kentucky R., Survey Name: Combs, John & Combs, Saml.; Survey Date: 10/18/1854; County Grant Bk45:567 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database extracted by Sue Elfving)

    30 June 1856 Grantee: Combs, Saml. & Combs, John Jr., Patent #: 25739, 100 acres, Owsley Co, Watercourse: None, Survey Name: Combs, Saml. & Combs, John Jr.; Survey Date: 10/18/1854; County Grant Bk45:568 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database extracted by Sue Elfving)

    30 June 1856 Grantee: Combs, John Jr. & Combs, Saml., Patent #: 25740, 50 acres, Owsley Co, Watercourse: None, Survey Name: Combs, John Jr. & Combs, Saml.; Survey Date: 10/21/1854; County Grant Bk45:569 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database)
    11 Jul 1856 Artimitia Combs married Henry MOORE Owsley Co., KY (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics, extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

    Notes: Artemisia Combs, b 1 Sep 1838, KY, was the daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte & Susan ISOM Combs according to her 11 Aug 1922 Owsley Co., KY death certificate.
    Dec 1856 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. Jacob GABBARD, son of John/ Margaret Combs (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)
    01 Dec 1856 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. female Combs, daughter of Bonaparte/Susan ?Ash---? (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)
    19 Dec 1856 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. Susan C. HUNDLEY, daughter of Sam/Elizabeth Combs (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)
    15 Feb 1857 Born: Mary Jane Combs daughter of Elijah Combs & Nancy BEGLEY Source(s): Owsley County Cemetery Records, James F. Bowman poss 1858?, 1900c Feb 1859 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Owsley County, Ky Births 1843-1930 by R. L. Smith)

    Notes: Elijah & Nancy BEGLEY Combs married 20 Jul 1856 Perry Co., KY (See 1860 Perry KY Census). Ancestry of Elijah? Not included in The Combes Genealogy.
    1858 (#1054) Patent #: 30067, Grantee: Combs, Bonaparte, Grant Book & Pg: 54 78, Acreage: 47, County: Owsley, WaterCourse: Bowman Br. Jackburns Br. S. Fk. Kentucky R. Survey Name: Combs, Bonaparte, Survey Date: 05/11/1858, Grant Date: 04/29/1859 Note: Survey also dated 05/12/1858 and 05/13/1858. (Source: Ky. SOS Land Office digital county court order land database, original images)
    16 Nov 1858 Grantee: Cole, John & Combs, Harvey, Patent #: 29770, 130 acres, Owsley Co, Lower Br. Upper Wolf Cr., Survey Name: Cole, John & Combs, Harvey; Survey Date: 05/08/1858; County Grant Bk53:356 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database extracted by Sue Elfving)
    8 Dec 1858 Grantee: Combs, Squire, Patent #: 29844, 55 acres, Oswley Co, Wolf Cr. S. Fk. Kentucky R., Survey Name: Combs, Squire; Survey Date: 01/22/1858; County Grant Bk53:427 (Source: County Court Order Land Grants, Kentucky SOS Digital Database extracted by Sue Elfving)
    22 Dec 1859 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. G.A. MARSHALL, son of Joe/Caroline Combs (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)

    Notes: See 1850 Owsley Co., KY Census. Caroline, daughter of Hardin & Nancy Combs Combs, Sr.
    22 May 1859 (Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics) Born. Rebecca Combs, daughter of William Combs (Owsley Co., Ky Vital Statistic Returns transcribed by Debi Houser from microfilm copies)

    Notes: Unidentified.
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