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

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1920 Excerpted from the Owsley County, Kentucky 1920 Census compiled by Robert L. Smith by Combs Researcher Debi Houser who has annotated entries based on records of applicable Combs Counties of Record and additional sources, including: Owsley County Marriages 1843-1929 by Robert L. Smith, vital statistics on microfilm, delayed birth certificate index and birth certificate index.

Index to Districts:

BoonvilleDistrict

HH 94-95
Jemmie C. COMBS head 35 K K K farmer
Emma wife 40K K K
Nell G. dau 7K K K
Ruby dau 5K K K
Cecil son 4K K K
Wilson T. son 3K K K
Laurence son 2K K K

Note: Jimmie "Decorsey" COMBS, son of James P. and Armina EVERSOLE Combs, married 10 Dec 1910 Owsley Co., Ky (VS) to Emma MOORE daughter of Henry C. MOORE & Artimecia COMBS; Nellie Gertrude born 12 Aug 1912; Ruby born 27 Nov 1913; Bertie Cecil born 18 Feb 1915; Wilson Thomas born 17 Nov 1916; Jack born 29 Feb 1920 BI

HH 152-158
William COMBS head 24 K K K farmer
Maude wife 21K K K
Thomas son 4K K K

Note: William COMBS son of Napolean B. COMBS and Amanda BRANDENBURG; Maude born 1 Feb 1898 died 19 Feb 1939 daughter of John G. SEALE & Julia BROWN. Thomas William born 10 Jun 1915, BI.

HH 153-159
Raleigh B. COMBS head 56 K K K farmer
Amanda wife 51 K K K poultry raising
Nell JUDD dau 31 K K K seamtress
Mary dau 26 K K K
Nora dau 20 K K K school teacher
Martha dau 18 K K K
Sophia dau 15 K K K
Chester dau 13 K K K
Henry C. JUDD gson 9 K K K
Rawleigh gson 8 K K K

Note: Listed as Napolean B. COMBS on 1910, son of Napolean COMBS & Susan ISOM. Amanda is the daughter of Hardin BRANDENBURG & Sarah HALL. Nellie COMBS was married to Henry JUDD; Henry C. JUDD born 19 Jun 1910 DBCI; Raleigh Boyd born 26 Nov 1911 BI.

HH 317-328
Clay H. COMBS head 49 K K K farmer
Florence wife 45 K K V
Anah dau 6K K K
Thomas E. son 1 K K K

Note: Henry Clay COMBS son of Jackson G. COMBS & Sarah C. RASNER. Florence GILBERT daughter of John GILBERT & Ann MINTER. Anna G. born 12 Jan 1914; Katherine Nevlinn M. born 27 Oct 1912; Thomas E. born 28 Jan 1919, BI.

HH 325-336
Nancy COMBS head 62K K K widow
Wilson son 29 K K K
Mary BULLOCK sis 55 K K K widow

Note: Nancy EVANS born 14 Nov 1854 died 2 Jan 1939, daughter of Huram EVANS & Nancy STAMPER; married 1st John H. BRANDENBURG; 2nd Jackson G. COMBS as his 2nd wife. 1900 list Nancy as a widow with stepsons Henry C. age 30 and Richard Combs age 20 and son Wilson COMBS age 6. Mary EVANS was married to Wm. B. BULLOCK.

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Island Creek District

HH 149-161
Brice BISHOP head 55 K K K
Joiann wife 49 K K K
Lewis COMBS sson 27 K K K
Roscoe BISHOP son 14 K K K

Note: Janis/Jane/Joiann FIELDS was married 1st to Levi McINTOSH. Lewis COMBS was listed as McINTOSH in 1900, and BISHOP in 1910. Lewis married 1920 Mary Jane Thompson. Children: Claude H. COMBS born 29 Dec 1920; Leroy Ellis COMBS 16 Jun 1923; Eujean COMBS born 7 Feb 1926; Rollie COMBS born 30 Jan 1928; Kelley Charlie COMBS 20 Jan 1920.

HH 209-225
Merida COMBS head 47 K K K farmer
Susan wife 36 K K K
Bertha dau 18 K K K
Leonard son 15 K K K
Floyd son 13 K K K

Note: Merideth COMBS son of Squire COMBS and America ANDERSON, married Susan WOODS. Leonard born 12 Oct 1904 DBCI; Floyd born 8 Jan 1907 DBCI; Andy born 23 Jun 1922 BI.

HH 212-228
Samuel COMBS head 40 K K K farmer
Kizzie wife 28 K K K
Annie dau 9 K K K
Rhoda dau 4 9/12K K K
Ida dau 3 2/12 K K K
Ralph son 11/12 K K K
Hattie dau 18 K K K
Hayden son 16 K K K
Archie son 14 K K K

Note: Samuel COMBS son of Squire COMBS & America ANDERSON. Samuel married 1st to Sarah Jane WOODS. Hayden born 24 May 1903 DBCI; Arch born 20 Aug 1906 DBCI; Samuel married 2nd Kisey BISHOP 23 March 1909 Clay Co., Ky; Sam Jr. born 10 Jan 1914; Rhoda born 10 Apr 1915; Ida born 7 Nov 1916.

HH 213-229
Mary COMBS head 34 K K K laborer
Lester son 10 K K K
George Ella dau 4 8/12 K K K
Robert son 9/12 K K K

Note: Mary COMBS possible daughter of Granville COMBS & Mary CARMACK. Lester born 25 Aug 1909 VSB son of R. G. BRANDENBURG and Mary COMBS

HH 224-240
Samuel B. COMBS head 42 K K K
Hulda wife 42 K K K
Nancy dau 11 K K K
Addie dau 6 K K K
James son 3 11/12 K K K

Note: Samuel B. COMBS son of James H. COMBS & Nancy BURNS, married Hulda HOBBS, VSB; Nancy COMBS born 30 Apr 1908 VSB; Addie COMBS born 21 Dec 1913 BI; James COMBS born 20 Jan 1916 BI

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Cow Creek District

HH 28-28
John COMBS head 29 K US K farmer
Sindie wife 29 K K K
Merida son 11 K K K
Ervett son 10 K K K
Haden son 7 K K K
Rosy dau 4 K K K
Mary dau 1 K K K

Note: John Breckinridge COMBS son of J. Brack COMBS & Nancy FROST, and Lucinda REYNOLDS daughter of Aaron REYNOLDS & Mary Ann WILSON, married 7 Sept 1908 Owsley Co., Ky VS; Rosy COMBS born 10 March 1916; Mary Ann COMBS born 30 Apr 1918 BI.

HH 29-29
Leonard COMBS head 25 K K K farmer
Lula wife 24 K K K
Ralph son 4 K K K
Hager son 2 K K K
Raleigh son 1/4 K K K

Note: Leonard Combs born 7 July 1894 DBCI, son of J. Brack COMBS & Nancy FROST. Lula nee HILL. Hayes COMBS born 27 Oct 1917 BI; Raleigh COMBS born 24 Sep 1919 BI.

HH 35-35
Sam COMBS head 36 K K K farmer
Mary wife 33 K K K house work
Ugean son 12 K K K
Marion son 10 K K K
Edward son 1 K K K

Note: Samuel COMBS son of J. Brack COMBS and Nancy FROST, married Mary Belle BOWMAN. Marion COMBS born 21 May 1909 VS; Edgar COMBS born 19 Jun 1918 BI.

HH 40-40
Brack COMBS head 62 K K K farmer
Sis wife 58 K K V house work
Dora dau 17 K K K

Note: John C. Breckinridge COMBS, son of Samuel COMBS and Cassandra BISHOP born 13 Jun 1856 died 28 April 1928. Sis is apparently wife Nancy FROST daughter of Robert FROST & Susan MILLER. Dora born 10 Oct 1900 DBCI.

HH 42-42
Lee COMBS head 36K K K farmer
Lidie wife 36 K K K
George son 15 K K K
Steve son 12 K K K
Bradley son 7 K K K
Millard son 7 K K K
Nancy Jane dau 1 K K K

Note: Lee COMBS born 23 Sep 1886 DBCI, son of J. Brack COMBS and Nancy FROST. Lydia GABBARD was married 1st to Marion DAVIDSON and George was listed as a DAVIDSON (born 1 Mar 1904 VS) on the 1910 Owsley Co., Ky Census.

HH 69-69
Chester COMBS head 25 K K K farmer
Alice wife 24 K K K house work
Ruthford son 3 K K K
Willie son 2 K K K

Note: Chester COMBS is listed as the son of Merdia COMBS on the 1900 Lee Co. and 1910 Breathitt Co., KY Censuses. Alice nee BAKER. E. born 2 June 1921; Stanley born 17 Sep 1922 Malinda M. born 21 Feb 1926; and Taylor born 11 March 1928 BI.

HH 130-130
Albert COMBS head 39 K K K
Melda wife 40 K K K
Walker son 18 K K K
Charlie son 15 K K K
Clint son 14 K K K
Clifton son 11 K K K
Stella dau 10 K K K
John son 8 K K K
Clay son 6 K K K
Nellie dau 4 K K K
Oscar son 2 K K K
Emmer dau 1 K K K

Note: Elbert COMBS son of Roger COMBS & Nancy MURRELL; Melda nee HALL; John born 13 Jan 1911; Clay born 6 Feb 1913; Nellie born 2 Apr 1915; Oscar born 2 Feb 1917; Emmer b 27 May 1919; Brown born 28 Jun 1921, all from BI. Charlie B. born 12 July 1904; Clint born 23 Dec 1905; Clifton born 18 Jul 1907; Stella M. born 20 Mar 1909, these last four births are listed in Delayed Birth Certificate Index.

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Buck Creek District

HH 16-16
Ace COMBS head 38 K K K farmer
Georgeaner wife 37 K K K
Earnest son 17 K K K
Ollie day 15 K K K
Willie H. son 12 K K K
Joseph son 8 K K K
Bascon son 5 K K K
Rory son 2 10/12 K K K
Mable dau 4/12 K K K

Note: Ace COMBS obituary lists that he was born in Perry Co. and was the son of "Joe and Callie COMBS" Could this be Joseph COMBS who married Celia COMBS? In birth records for their children, Georgiana is listed as COMBS. Ray born 13 Feb 1917; Mabel 5 Sep 1919; Herman (twin) born 12 Mar 1927; inf/o Ace born 12 Mar 1927.

HH 71-71
David COMBS head 39 K K K farmer
Sallie wife 46 K K K
Larence son 19 K K K
Henry son 16 K K K
Matt son 15 K K K
Rufus son 13 K K K
Pearlie dau 12 K K K
Martha dau 10 K K K
Mollie dau 8 K K K
Clarence son 6 K K K
Burgoin son 3 K K K

Note: According to Robert Smith's book, Sallie born 3 Dc 1872 died 3 Dec 1925 daughter of Joseph COMBS & Celia? from Perry Co., Ky. Sallie's death certificate needs to be checked.

HH 72-72
Walter F. COMBS head 35 K K K farmer
Marry wife 30 K K K
Orpha dau 7 K K K
Charlie son 5 K K K
Lucy M. dau 2 K K K

Note: Walter COMBS son of Tinsley COMBS and Sarah GOOSEY, married 15 Jan 1909 Owsley Co., Ky VS, Mary E. PRICE daughter of Stephen PRICE & Lucinda RILEY. Orpha born 28 Aug 1912; Charley born 16 Mar 1915; Lucy May born 8 Aug 1917; Gracey born 15 June 1920; Nancy J. born 28 Aug 1922 BI.

HH 90-90
Alcy COMBS head 39 single K K K Manager? General Farm

Note: Not yet identified?She was listed in previous Owsley Co. Censuses with her cousin Urlsey COMBS Ison, daughter of Tarleton and Elizabeth ISON Combs.

HH 96-96
George COMBS head 25 K K K farmer
Okra wife 23 K K K
Ragen son 3 K K K
Jack son 6/12 K K K

Note: According to George COMBS' 1942 Owsley Co. death certificate he was the son of James COMBS and Martha ISAACS.

HH 109-109
James COMBS head 52 K K K farmer
America wife 49 K K K
Vera BOTNER s-dau 21 K K K single teaching rural school
Lonley " s-son 15 K K K farm attendant
Marry " s-dau 12 K K K
Rawleigh COMBS son 19 K K K farm attendant

Note: James was the son of Tinsley COMBS & Sarah E. GOOSEY; married 1st Martha ISAACS; married 2nd America BURCH BOTNER. America married 1st Wesley BOTNER.

HH 136-136
Sarah P. COMBS head 73 K K K Own farm
Clysta dau 43 K K K
Charlina dau 32 K K K
Rawleigh son 35 K K K
Lully dau 26 K K K

Note: Sarah GOOSEY daughter of David GOOSEY and Susan ROACH, married Tinsley Logan COMBS. Son Rawleigh [sic] a.k.a. Logan COMBS, was married to Lula FREEMAN, the same person listed above as Lully? See his 1960 Madison Co. Ky Obituary.

HH 146-146
Logan W. COMBS head 43 K K K farmer
Dora B. wife 37 K K K
Ruford son 17 K K K
Basal son 15 K K K
Emley dau 9 K K K
Esttal dau 7 K K K
James T. son 3 11/12 K K K

Note: Logan "Bud" son of James COMBS & Mary HANDY, married 31 Aug 1901 Owsley Co., Ky married Dora Bell FARLEY.

HH 149-149
Nathun COMBS head 41 K K K Tayloring
Myrtle dau 17 K K K
Otis son 15 K K K
Nettie M. dau 13 K K K

Note: Nathan son of James COMBS & Mary HANDY

HH 150-150
James S. COMBS head 73 K K K farmer
Marry A. wife 69 K K K

Note: James S. COMBS son of Artemisia COMBS, married 27 Dec 1870 Mary HANDY daughter of Stephen HANDY & Sarah A. PEOPLES

HH 160-160
Andy J. COMBS head 77 K K K farmer
Elizabeth A. wife 70 K K K
Eva dau 41 K K K single
Dale son 27 K K K

Note: Andrew Jackson COMBS son of Samuel COMBS & Nancy CORNETT, married Elizabeth BURKE. Dale born 24 Mar 1892; Eva born 1 Oct 1878 DBCI

HH 161-161
James J. COMBS head 59 K K V farmer
Nannie wife 51 K K K
Earl son 20 K K K teaching rural school
Conley son 18 K K K depot agent L & N RR Co
Clayton son 13 K K K farm attendant

Note: James Jesse COMBS son of William COMBS & Mary (HERNDON? Burke?); married Nannie BRANDENBURG; Matt B. 13 Sep 1889; Addie M. born 27 Sep 1893; Allie born 27 Sep 1893; Earle B. born 14 May 1899 (Baseball Hall of Fame); Conley C. born 6 Nov 1901 all from DBCI.

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Wild Dog District

HH 107-107
Andy COMBS head 23 K K K farmer
Mattie wife 22 K K K
Elmer son 2 6/12 K K K
Lelar dau 0 2/12 K K K

Note: Andrew COMBS was probably the son of James D. and Martha ISAACS Combs. Mattie BREWER. Cleona born 24 Oct 1919; Edward born 26 May 1924; Martha born 11 Nov 1926.

HH 118-118
Dan COMBS head 64 K K K farmer
Maliccie wife 58 K T T
Charlie son 22 K K K
Hubert son 18 K K K
Johnie son 14 K K K
Liddie MAYSE gdau 16 K K K

Note: Daniel Mc. COMBS son of William COMBS & his first wife, Litha Ann BEGLEY, born 16 Nov 1855, Perry Co., KY, md Malissa TIREY. Jesse born 22 Feb 1882; William O. b 24 Mar 1884; Hubert born 24 Dec 1901; Johnie born 30 Jun 1905 DBCI.

HH 120-120
Lee COMBS head 25 K K K farmer
Mary Alice wife 24 K K K

Note: Not identified
6 Feb 1920 (OC-DB6:156) Action of Emma Combs, now L S BYRD guardian &c Plaintiff against Pearl Combs &c Defendants, then pending in the Clay County Court. Emma Combs, widow of Perry Combs, Allie Combs, Lista Combs, Everett Combs, Pearl Combs, Donald Combs and Golden Combs by T H WEBB, Master Commissioner, to Levi BYRD being the assignee and grantee of Leata Combs and her husband Everet Combs for and in consideration of the premises and in obedience to said order..88a in Clay and Owsley on the West bank of S. Fk of Ky. River about 100 yards below mouth of pool hollow (Source: Owsley Co, Ky. Deeds, typed manuscript, FHC Microfiche #2526180 extracted by Sue Elfving).
11 Aug 1922 Kentucky Death Certificate: ___________ (no name listed), white female, age 83 yrs 11 mos 10 ds, widowed housewife, born 1 Sept 1838 Ky, died 11 Aug 1922 Owsley County , died of chronis capillary bronchitis, daughter of Bonaparte COMBS b Ky and Susan ISOM born Ky, informant Sopha COMBS of Booneville, Ky (Abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from microfilm copy)

Notes: Artemisia COMBS, daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte & Susan ISOM Combs, m Henry C. MOORE ca 1857 (See 1850 Breathitt Co KY Census and 1910 Owsley Co KY Census) ;
2 Oct 1922 (OC-DB6:631 extracted by Sue Elfving) Emma Combs and G D Combs her husband of Lerose PO the said Emma Combs being the daughter of H C MOORE deceased...to Samuel J MOORE of same post office...for $1...a 1/9 undivided interest in landed estate of H C MOORE deceased ___ acres on Meadow Creek, all the land purchased by R W ROSE of Jane R ROSE...conveyed to H C MOORE by R W ROSE and Frances ROSE 15 Nov 1869 Book F:125.

SE Notes. Emma Combs, d/o of H C MOORE and his wife Artemisa Combs d/o of Napolean & Susan ISOM Combs.
21 March 1923 (OC-DB5:499) Rawleigh Combs and Lula Combs his wife of Nicholasville, Ky., R#3 to Burgoyne BOTNER and wife Nell of Vincent. $125. 12a Gross Creek of Buck Creek. part of land conveyed by Ellen Combs and heirs 25 Feb. 1911, DBV:567 (Source: Owsley Co, Ky. Deeds, typed manuscript, FHC Microfiche #2526180 extracted by Sue Elfving)
30 May 1923 (OC-DB5:456) W T Combs and wife Mary Combs of Vincent to Burgoyne BOTNER and wife Nell of Vincent...$50 for 3a on Spruce Fork conveyed by Sam MOORE and Martha MOORE 27 Feb 1909, O:350 (Source: Owsley Co, Ky. Deeds, typed manuscript, FHC Microfiche #2526180 extracted by Sue Elfving)
05 Sep 1923 (Kentucky death Certificate Volume: 058, Certificate 28991, Death Volume: 23) for Andrew Jackson COMBS: Date: 230905, Age: 081, Place: Owsly. Andrew Jackson COMBS, Place of Death: Owsley Co. Vot Pct: Buck Creek, Sex: Male, Color: White, Married, Date of Birth: Apr 18th 1842, Age: 81 yrs 4 months 17 days, Occupation: Farmer, Birth Place: Perry Co. Ky. Name of Father: Sam COMBS, birthplace Perry Co. [jc: This is probably wrong], Maiden Name of mother: Nancy CORNETT, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky. [jc: This is probably wrong] Informant: Dale COMBS, [jc: Andrew's son: Irvine Dale COMBS], Date of Death: Sept. 5, 1923, Organil Heart Disease [jc: Unable to read cause of death correctly]. Burried Combs Grave Yard, Sep 6, 1923, Undertaker: Dale Combs, Address: Pebworthy. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmy Combs)

Notes: See Andrew Jackson COMBS in his parents' HH in 1850 Breathitt Co KY. His father, Samuel COMBS, was the son of Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr. and his mother, Nancy CORNETT, the daughter of RW William CORNETT.
21 Apr 1924 Kentucky Death Certificate #12457 of James H. Combs white male. age 83 yrs. occupation: farmer. born: 3 May 1841 Owsley Co., Ky. died: 21 Apr 1924 Madison Co., Ky of enlarged prostate. buried: (blank). son of Harvy Combs born Owsley & (blank) born Owsley Co.. informant: J. C. GABBARD of Berea, Ky. filed 30 April 1924 (can'tread name) (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: Listed in 1850 Owsley Co., KY Census HH of Harvey Hundley and Elizabeth (Combs? PARSONS? PIERSON?) Combs. Married Nannie BURNS according to Apr 1876 Owsley KY Vital Statistics, birth of son, Samuel.
27 Aug 1926. Died: Owsley Co., KY. Walter Scott HOGG, son of Stephen P. and Sally Ann COMBS Hogg:

"WALTER SCOTT HOGG. There are some men who take possession of the public heart and hold it after they are gone, not by flashes of genius or brilliant service, but by unfailing good conduct in all situations and under all of the trials of life. Such a man was Walter Scott HOGG, a lawyer of high standing and a citizen whom Jackson could ill afford to lose. He was born December 19, 1881, in Booneville [Owsley Co], Kentucky, and was a son of Stephen P. and Sally Ann (COMBS) Hogg. The father was one of the foremost men of eastern Kentucky and a member of the convention that drafted the present constitution of the state.

"After the completion of his high school course Walter S. HOGG entered the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated June 22, 1903, with the degree of LL. B., and on July 14 of the same year was admitted to the bar at Beattyville, Kentucky. Soon afterward he located in Jackson, where he followed his profession for twenty-three years, and his legal acumen and well known probity brought him a large and important practice. He was devoted to the interests of his clients but never forgot that he owed a still higher allegiance to the majesty of the law.

"Mr. HOGG was married January 4, 1920, to Miss Jessie STACY, a daughter of Adam STACY, and they became the parents of two children: Stephen P., who was born February 14, 1921; and Elizabeth, born July 11, 1922.

"Mr. HOGG had a high conception of the dignity and responsibility of his profession, in which his interest centered, and practiced until his demise on August 27, 1926, when he was in the full flush of his powers. His untimely death was deeply regretted by his many friends and the following resolutions were adopted by his associates of the Breathitt County Bar:

"W. S. HOGG was a good lawyer, a wise counselor, sound in his judgment and reliable in his opinions on legal questions, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the entire bar and of all with whom he came in contact. He was singularly free from animosity; he had no malice in his make-up, and while vigorous in the practice of his cases, was never known to make an enemy. As a citizen he was both public-spirited and progressive, liberal in his contribution to churches and schools and generous in his support of every movement for the material advancement of city and community. He was a devoted husband and a doting father who supplied every requirement almost to the extent of lavishness.

"RESOLVED, that in the death of W. S. HOGG the bar has lost one of its strongest and most useful members and that the entire community has sustained an untold loss. His presence we miss in our courts, and the influence that he exercised will live after him. Mr. HOGG was a useful and valuable citizen and his place in the family circle can never be filled.

"RESOLVED that the Breathitt County Bar Association extend to the bereaved widow and the relatives of the deceased its sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

"RESOLVED that a copy of these resolutions be spread at large on the order book and published in the Jackson Times and a certified copy thereof be delivered to the widow of the deceased." (Signed) O. H. POLLARD, A. H. PATTON, THOMAS T. COPE, W. L. KASH, KASH C. WILLIAMS (Committee)" (Excerpted from History of Kentucky by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
28 Aug 1926 Kentucky Death Certificate John Combs, white, married male, farmer, age 49 yrs, born 28 aug 1877 Owsley Co., Ky, died 28 Aug 1926 Clay Co., Ky of disentary result of flux; son of Granville Combs born Perry Co. & Nancy CARMACK b Owsley Co; James DAVIDSON of Brutus was undertaker and informant. Filed by J.G. BURNS registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Notes: This may have been John Combs (son of Granville and Mary "Polly" CARMACK Combs), b 8 Dec 1878 [sic] per Owsley Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births.
30 Jan 1927 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Volume 005 Cert 02264 Deathvol 27, Place of death: County: Owsley, Vot pct: Booneville, Full name: Not named (Chester Combs), Sex: M, Color or race: W, Birth Date: Jan 30, 27, Birthplace: Ky., Name of father: Chester Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Christine Rose, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Chester Combs, Address: Booneville, Ky., Filed: Feb 5, 1927, Mrs H. Williams, Registrar, Date of death: Jan 30, 1927, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Jan 30, 1927 to Jan 30, 1927 that I last saw him alive on Jan 30, 1927, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 8 P.M., Cause of death: Premature Birth, Duration: 2 hours, Signed: M. Anderson M.D., Jan 31, 1927, Address: Booneville, Ky., Place of burial: Combs G.Y., Date of burial: Jan 31, 1927, Undertaker: Family, Address: Booneville, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie CrashedOne Combs)
28 Apr 1928 Kentucky Death Certificate Brack COMBS, white male, age 71 yrs 10 mos 15 ds, born 13 June 1850 Ky, died 28 April 1928 Cow Creek, Owsley Co., Ky, died of organ disease of heart, son of Samuel COMBS b Ky and Cassie BISHOP b Ky, informant Perry GABBARD of Ricetown, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from microfilm copy who adds: Although death cert. indicates born in 1850, his age indicates he was born in 1856 which agrees with census records. Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs adds: John C. Breckinridge Combs, b. Jan 1856 Owsley Co. Ky. (1900 Owsley Co. Ky census)

Notes: See also J. Breckinridge COMBS of 1920 Owsley Co KY Census. John C. Breckinridge COMBS, son of Samuel and Cassandra BISHOP Combs, gson of John "Jack" COMBS, and ggson of RW John "8" COMBS.
8 April 1929 (OC-DB1:619) G B Combs and Siddie Combs his wife, Arch G Combs and Nannie C Combs his wife, Bertie C McMILLION and J B McMILLION her husband, Carl Combs and Effie Combs his wife, Robert Combs & Lillian Combs his wife of Lee County, Ky., Mary H STERNBERG her husband, S L Combs & Maud Combs his wife of Fayette County, Ky., E C Combs & Mint Combs his wife of Jessamine County, Ky., Dale Combs and Susie Combs his wife and Eva Combs, single of Owsley County to Martha BRANDENBURG of Madison Co, Ky....for $1...19.8 acres on Elk Lick Fork of Sturgeon Creek obtained by descent from their parents A J Combs and Elizabeth Combs deceased. (Source: Owsley Co, Ky. Deeds, typed manuscript, FHC Microfiche #6002415 extracted by Sue Elfving)

Notes: Andrew Jackson COMBS, son of Samuel & Nancy CORNETT Combs, and his wife Elizabeth BURKE (1849-1926). Both are buried in the Combs Cem. near Pebworth, Owsley Co., Ky
30 Dec 1929 ;Kentucky Death Certificate: Henry Clay COMBS, white, married male, farming, age 59 yrs 2 mos 7 ds, born 16 Oct 1870 Ky, died 30 Dec 1929 Owsley Co., Ky of labor pneumonia; son of Jack COMBS and Catherine RASNER b Ky; informant: Mrs. Florence COMBS of Booneville, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) See Breathitt Co., KY
11 Jan 1930 (OC-DB6:302) N B Combs and Amanda Combs his wife of Booneville to William WINN of Turin.... for $200 __a of Big Branch of the SE Fk of the KY River...conveyed by Mattie Treadway WILSON. This deed made in lieu of a deed which was burned when the court house did on 29 Jan 1929 (Source: Owsley Co, Ky. Deeds, typed manuscript, FHC Microfiche #2526180 extracted by Sue Elfving).

SE Notes: Napoleon Bonapart Combs son of Napolean B. and Susan ISOM Combs. William WINN married N B Combs' sister Susan.
11 Dec 1932 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 062 Cert 30712 Deathvol 32 Place of death: County: Owsley, Vot pct: Cow Creek, Full name: Maude Combs, Sex: Fm, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: November 27, 1932, Age: 14 ds, Birthplace: Ky., Name of father: Lynn Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Luly Hill, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Lynn Combs, Address: Ricetown, Ky., Burial: Frost Cemetery, Date: Dec 12, 1932, , John C Moose (sic), Registrar, Date of death: December 11, 1932, Cause of death: Broncho Pneumonia, Signed: Don E Wildes M.D. Address: Booneville, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
14 May 1933 ; ; Kentucky Death Certificate #10642 of Pearl COMBS white male married resides: Juan, Breathitt Co., Ky age: 76 yrs occupation: farmer Spouse: Margaret COMBS born: unknown in Breathitt Co., Ky died: 14 May 1933 Breathitt Co., Ky of Brights Disease buried: 15 May 1933. no undertaker. son of Mason COMBS born Ky & Vienna ANGEL born Ky informant: Rede COMBS of Juan, Ky filed 1 June 1933 Mrs. A. W. BROWN registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

DH Note: also have second Cert #18011 for apparently the same person but different dates! Age 73 yrs 2mos, born 11 March 1860, Breathitt Co., Ky, died 11 May 1933, Breathitt Co., Ky of kidney trouble. Same parents: Mason COMBS born Owsley Co. Ky & Vianna ANGLE born Owsley Co. Pearl appears to be Granville Pearl Combs, listed listed with his parents Moses [sic] & Viney Combs on various Breathitt Co., Ky census enumerations. The 1870 census indicates Moses age 30 and Viney age 27 have six children with Pearl age 10 being the oldest. 1880 Breathitt, Vianna age 40, is listed as a widow with oldest child being Granville age 20.
8 Nov 1933 Kentucky Death Certificate #30407 of John COMBS white male married age: 44 yrs 5 mos 12 ds occupation: farmer Spouse: Sinda REYNOLDS COMBS born: 26 May 1889 Ky died: 8 Nov 1933 Owsley Co., Ky thrown by mule buried: Combs Cem. 9 Nov 1933 son of Brack COMBS b Ky & Nancy Jane FROST b Ky informant: Mrs. Sinda COMBS of Ricetown, Ky filed 8 Jan 1933 John C. MOORE registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
6 Feb 1934 ; ; Owsley County Courier Fri., 2/9/1934 Mrs. Martha Belle SMITH, 60 years old, died at her home in Pleasant Grove community in the early hours of Tuesday morning following several years of suffering from cancer.

She was born the daughter of H. C. and Artimecia MOORE. ; Funeral services were conducted in Booneville Methodist Church by the Rev. Luther NEWMAN, Beattyville, assisted by the Rev. S. B. JONES, local pastor. ; Burial was in the Moore Family Graveyard near Booneville.

She is survived by a son, Virgil SMITH, Pleasant Grove; ; two daughters: ; Mrs. Loston SCOTT, Endee and Miss Fannie Edith SMITH, Pleasant Grove; ; three brothers: ; Clay MOORE of Meadow Creek, Sam and C. L. MOORE of Oregon; ; five sisters: Misses Susan and Mollie MOORE, Fannie PETERS, Mrs. Emma COMBS and Mrs. Sis SEALE.

The funeral was directed by Congleton Brothers and Garrett, Beattyville. ; The pall bearers being J. D. KIDD, W. A. GARRETT, Bill Paul WILDER, C. A. BOWAN, Brown SHEPHERD and C. L. SEALE.

Note: ; Henry Clay MOORE was married to Artimecia COMBS daughter of Napolean and Susan ISOM Combs. Mrs. Emma COMBS was the w/o Decoursey COMBS.
23 Mar 1934 Owsley County Courier Fri., 3/30/1934: Mrs. Deborah SEALE, 76, wife of James SEALE, died Friday of last week and was buried in the Seale Graveyard; The Rev. A. C. WILDMAN conducted the funeral at the grave.

Mrs. SEALE is survived by her husband, four daughters: Mrs. Josie PORTER, Mrs. Emma SMITH, Mrs. Mattie KILBURN, Mrs. Mae GROSS and Mrs. Edna HALL; two stepchildren: Sheridan SEALE and Mrs. Pete WILSON; four sisters: Mrs. Edna COMBS, Miss Susan MOORE, Miss Mollie MOORE, and Mrs. Fannie PETERS; three brothers: Clay MOORE, Sam MOORE, and Elisha MOORE.

Note: ; This obit is also for a daughter of Henry C. and Artimecia COMBS Moore; Deborah is listed as "Sis SEALE" in her sister's obit. (See above) And the sister listed above as Edna COMBS is actually Emily aka Emma MOORE Combs, w/o Decorsey COMBS.
14 Jul 1935 ; Kentucky Death Certificate #18220 of James S. COMBS; white male married; resides: Pebworth, Owsley Co., Ky; age: 88 yrs 8 mos 15 ds; Spouse: Mrs Mary C. COMBS; born: 29 Oct 1846 Owsley Co., Ky; died: 14 July 1935 Owsley Co., Ky of apoplexy; buried: Pebworth, Ky by Congleton Bros of Beattyville, Ky; son of Artie Meecy COMBS b Ky; informant: J. O. COMBS of Congleton, Ky; filed 17 July 1935 (Abstracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from microfilm copy)

Notes: James Slaughter COMBS, son of Artemicia (d 1911, Owsley) by (unknown), gson of Claiborn COMBS and Sarah COMBS (Hundley) Combs, m Mary Catherine HANDY, daughter of Steven H. and Sarah PEOPLES Handy (per 1940 Owsley DC of Mary Catherine HANDY and per their daughter who recounted to her granddaughter, Combs Researcher Glenda Flaugher.
1 Sept 1937 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Place of death: County: Madison, Vot pct: High Point, Full name: Allie Mae Combs, Sex: F, Color or race: W, Marital status: Single, Date of birth: Nov 15, 1932, Age: 4 yrs, 10 mos, 4 ds, Occupation: None, Birthplace: Madison Co., Name of father: Conly Combs, Birthplace: Owsley Co., Maiden name of mother: Ethel Jackson, Birthplace: Owsley Co., Informant: Conly C. Combs, Address: R. Del (sic), Burial or cremation: Burial, Place: Combs, Date: Sept12/1937, Cloram, Roberts, & Powell, inc (sic), Address: Richmond, Ky.,F.H. Smith, Registrar, Date of death: Sept 11, 1937, Time of death: 11:50 A.M., Cause of death: Acclerated death, Corn Schredder cut body to pieces, If death was due to external causes (violence) fill in also the following: Accident, Date of injury: 9/11/37. Where did injury occur: Home accidental, Signed: H.L. Wells M.D., Address: Richmond, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Carolyn Clendenin. Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

17 Sept 1937 Owsley County Courier

Funeral rites for Allie May COMBS, 5, daughter of Conley and Ethel JACKSON Combs, were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs Dale COMBS near Pebworth Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W. J. VANWINKLE of the Paint Lick Christian Church.

The child was killed almost instantly Saturday when she was caught in an ensilage cutter being tested by her father. She is a neice of Earl COMBS, New York Yankees Baseball coach and the accident occurred on his farm near Richmond.

The burial Sunday was on the old home farm of the Combs family in the Pleasant Grove community. Pallbearers were cousins: James H. BRANDENBURG of Muncie, IN, Russell LOWE of Middletown, OH, Orlie and Boyd COMBS of Pebworth. The little flower bearers were also cousins: Reve MCMILLION, Beattyville, Helen ADAMS, Kirksville, Janey BRANDENBURG, Richmond, and Marjorie THOMAS of Clay City.

Mrs. Addie BRANDENBURG, Beattyville, is a sister of the child's father. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Conley COMBS was the son of James J. COMBS and Nannie BRANDENBURG.
9 Nov 1937 Owsley County Courier Fri., 11/12/1937 Obituary

Preston SPENCER, 88, died at his home near Zoe at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. Charlie KINCAID and burial was in the the family graveyard near Zoe.

Mr. SPENCER, son of Allen and Rinda COMBS Spencer, was born at Lerose, Owsley County. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Polly BARRETT Spencer to who he was married some 60 years ago, three sons and three daughters: Zeke, Lerose; Jackie of Clay City, Morty SPENCER of Zoe; Mrs. Rinda VAN CLEAVE of Depond, IN, Miss Lula SPENCER, Cincinnati, OH, and Miss Mable SPENCER of Zoe.
2 Jan 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate cert# 2433 for Nancye COMBS white female widowed resides: Booneville, Ky age: 85 yrs 0 mos 18 ds occupation: housekeeper Spouse: Jackson G. COMBS born: 14 Nov 1854 Pebworth, Ky died: 2 Jan 1939 Owsley Co., Ky of chronic myocarditis with heart failure buried: Pebworth, 3 Jan 1939 by friends d/o Huram EVANS b Owsley Co. & Nancye STAMPER informant: Mrs Florence COMBS og Booneville, Ky filed 15 Jan 1939 Eva MAYES registar (Transcribed by Debi Houser).
24 Jan 1939 Owsley County Courier Fri., 1/27/1939 "Mrs. Florence COMBS Dies in Hospital"

Mrs. Florence Isabel COMBS, 64, died Tuesday night, January 24, at the Gibson Hospital in Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. A. C. WILDMAN in charge. Burial will be at South Fork.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Anna COMBS Becknell; one son, Tom COMBS of Booneville. (See Madison Co. Ky Death Certificate) (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)


19 Feb 1939 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 011 Cert 05222 Deathvol 39 Place of death: County: Owsley, City or town: Booneville, Full name: Mrs Maude Combs, Residence no: Booneville, Ky., Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Name of spouse: Bill Combs, Date of birth for deceased: Feb 8, 1898, Age: 41 yrs 0 mos 19 ds, Occupation: W.P.A Worker, Birthplace: Owsley Co. Ky., Name of father: John Seale, Birthplace: Owsley Co., Ky., Maiden name of mother: Julia Brown, Birthplace: Owsley Co., Ky., Informant: Flora (sic) Seale, Address: Booneville, Ky., Burial or cremation or removel: Removal, Place: Combs Graveyard, Date: Feb 20, 1939, Undertaker: Friends, Address: Booneville, Ky., Filed: Feb 28, 1939, Eva Moyers, Registrar, Date of death: Feb 19, 1939, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Feb 18, 1939 to Feb 19, 1939, I last saw her alive on Feb 19, 1939, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above, Cause of death: Septicemia following an abortion, Signed: J.R. Aker M.D., Address: Booneville, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Carolyn Clendenin Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
5 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #8368 of Cynthia _. MARCUM; white, female, widow; Age: 95 yrs, 10 mos 4 ds; Spouse: James M. MARCUM; born: 1 May 1843 Owsley Co., Ky died: 5 March 1939 Owsley Co., Ky of bronchial pneumonia; buried: Combs Graveyard 7 Mar 1939 by friends; daughter of Napolean Bonaparte COMBS b Breathitt Co. & Susan ISON b Breathitt Co.; informant: Lena MARCUM of Booneville, Ky

Note by Karen Brandon: Cynthia Marcum was buried according to this death certificate in the Combs graveyard. This is the cemetery entitled the Campbell Cemetery in the "Owsley Kentucky History." 5 Mar 1939. Owsley Co, Courier Fri., 3/10/1939 Obituary

Cynthia Ann COMBS Marcum was born May 1, 1843 and departed this life March 5, 1939, at the age of 95 years, 10 months and 5 days.

She was united in marriage with James Moses MARCUM January 15, 1869. To this union was born seven children, six of whom are now living. She has been a Christian for 77 years having joined the Christian church at the age of 18.

Surviving her are: three daughters, Mrs. Mark [Sophia] BELL, Turin; Mrs. Sam CONGLETON, College Hill; Mrs. James CONGLETON, Salem, IN; three sons, Edgar Garrett, Ravenna; Robert Harrison and Napoleon B., both of Turin; two sisters, Mrs. Stratton TREADWAY, Vincent; and Mrs. William WINN, Turin; one brother N. B. COMBS, Turin; 35 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Note: Lena MARCUM, informant on Cynthia's death certificate, was Cynthia's granddaughter, daughter of Robert H. MARCUM. (See below)
3 May 1939 Owsley County Courier Fri., 5/5/1939 "Robert MARCUM Dies Suddenly"

Robert Harrison MARCUM, 65, died suddenly at his home at Turin, Wednesday, May 3rd. He was a member of the Booneville Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday by the Rev. Albert C. WILDMAN. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery near Turin. Congleton Bros. Undertakers of Beattyville was in charge.

Survivors include: His widow, Mrs. Ida WADLE Marcum; four daughters, Eva and Bessie of Hamilton, OH; Lena and Dorothy of Turin; five sons, Fred of Hamilton, OH; Virgil, Hazard; Othor, Robert, Jr. and James, Turin; three sisters, Mrs. James CONGLETON, Salem, IN; Mrs. Sam CONGLETON, College Hill; Mrs. Mark BELL, Turin; five grandchildren

Note: Robert MARCUM was the son of James M. MARCUM and Cynthia A. COMBS.
14 Aug 1940 Owsley County Courier Fri., 8/16/1940 "Raleigh COMBS Dies Wednesday"

Raleigh COMBS, brother in law of Frank BRANDENBURG, Booneville, died at his home at Indian Fields, Clark County, Wednesday [Aug 14] night. A life long resident of Owsley County, he moved to Indian Fields last year. Funeral services were held at 10:30 this morning by Rev. Luther NEWNAM, Beattyville.

Survivors include several children and two sisters, Mrs. P. S. TREADWAY of Booneville and Mrs. Susan WINN of Turin. (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Napolean B. COMBS a.k.a. Raleigh COMBS, was the son of Napolean B. and Susan ISOM Combs.
Aug 1940 Owsley County Courier Fri., 8/16/1940 "Former Owsley Resident Dies"

Bonaparte COMBS, formerly of Owsley County, died recently in Middletown, OH. He was the son of Wylie and Jane COMBS and had many relatives and friends in Owsley and Lee counties, including Dale COMBS and Mrs. Evie COMBS of Pebworth. (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Bonaparte COMBS was the son of Wiley H. COMBS and his wife Eliza Jane COMBS. Wiley H. COMBS was the son of Samuel and Nancy CORNETT Combs. His brother, Andrew J. COMBS was married to Elizabeth BURKE and Dale and Evie COMBS were their children, making them 1st cousins of Bonaparte.
14 Aug 1940 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 038 Cert 18637 Deathvol 40 Place of death, County: Clark, Vot pct: Kiddville, Full name: N.B. Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: October 9th, 1863, Age: 76 yrs 10 months 5 days, Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Owsley Co. Ky., Name of father: N.B. Combs, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Maiden name of mother: Susan ISOM, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Informant: Mrs. N.B. Combs, Address: Indian Fields, Ky., Burial, Cremation, or removal: Place: Winchester [Clark Co., KY], Date: August 16th, 1940, Undertaker: Scobee 6 Bartlett, Address: Winchester, Ky., Filed: 8/6/40, Date of death: August 14th, 1940, Cause of death: (Unreadable faded and scribbled) Secondary "Cerebral Hemorrhage", Signed: J. G. YOUNG M.D. Address: Kiddville. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Notes: Napoleon Bonaparte Combs, Sr., son of Mason & Jane RICHARDSON Combs, m 24 Dec 1833, Perry Co., KY.
21 Nov 1940 Kentucky Death Certificate #29752 (Vol 40) and #3090 (Vol 41) (DH: She has two death certificates) of Mary Catherine COMBS white female widow age 90 yrs 4 mos 9 ds w daughter of James S. COMBS born 12 July 1850 Va (Cert 3090 list b Lee Co., Va) died 21 Nov 1940 Owsley Co., Ky of organic diseasing of the heart daughter of Stephen H. HANDY b Va & Sarah PEOPLES HANDY b Va (cert 3090 list just Sarah PEOPLES without the Handy on the end) informant J. O. COMBS of Congleton, Ky (cert 3090 inf. is D. J. HOLCOMB) buried Newman grave yard Pebworth, Ky (cert 3090 list just Pebworth, Ky) undertaker Congleton Bros. Beattyville, Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser) 21 Nov 1940 Owsley Co. Courier: Fri.,11/29/1940"Mrs Mary COMBS Succombs at 90"

Mrs. Mary Catherine COMBS, 90, widow of the late James S. COMBS, died at her home at Pebworth at 11:55 p.m., Thursday, 21 November. Death due to infirmities of age, climaxed an illness of several months.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon by Rev. Luther NEWNAM. Interment was in the Newnam Graveyard near the home. Congleton Bros., Beattyville undertakers were in charge.

Survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Wm [Willabeth] CORNELIUS, Beattyville; Mrs. Wm [Lilly] STERNBERG, Beattyville, Mrs. Wm [Flora] HOLCOMB, Pleasant Grove, and Mrs. Wm [Sarah] COMBS, Pebworth; three sons, W. C. COMBS and Clay COMBS of Pebworth, and J. O. [Joseph Oscar] COMBS of Beattyville. (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
12 Dec 1940 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 007 Cert 03095 Deathvol 41 Place of death: County: Owsley, City: Vincent, Full name: Mildred Combs, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Age: 2 mos 28 ds, Name of father: Oscar Combs, Birthplace: Owsley, Maiden name of mother: Flora Estes, Birthplace: Lee Co., Informant: (Blank), Address: Vincent Ky., Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky., County: Owsley, City: Vincent, Date of death: Dec 12, 1940, Date of occurrence: Dec 12, 1940, Where did injury occur?: at home, Signed: Mary Combs, Address: Vincent Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

JIMMIES COMMENTS: It would appear that this baby was injured bad enough to kill her but there is no cause of death listed
1 Feb 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #5512 of James J. Combs; white male married; age: 80 yrs 11 mos 25 ds; occupation: farmer; Spouse: Nannie B. Combs age 72; born: 29 Feb 1860 Owsley Co., Ky; died: 1 Feb 1941 Madison Co., Ky of coronary thombosis; buried: Owsley Co., Ky by Oldham R. & Powell of Richmond, Ky; son of William Combs born Perry Co. & Mary P. BURKE b Va; informant: ?Earle? ?BLOUNT?; filed 8 Feb 1941 Billie WILSON registrar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

DK Note: James Jesse Combs md Nannie BRANDENBURG. Their son, Earle B. Combs who was with the Yankees is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. James' father William Combs was married 1st to Letha BEGLEY. According to The Combes Genealogy, James Jesse's mother was neè MaryPreston HERNDON.
23 Jan 1942 Owsley County Courier Obituary

Sam L. COMBS, former resident of Owsley County and a brother of Dale COMBS, died suddenly in Lexington Thursday morning.

Funeral services well be held at 11 o'clock Saturday at the Redding Funeral Home in Lexington and at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the family cemetery near Pleasant Grove. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Samuel Leslie COMBS was the son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth BURKE Combs. He was married to Maude E. DAVIDSON who died in 1941, daughter of Joseph DAVIDSON and Sarah FARLEY.
15 March 1942 Owsley County Courier Fri., 3/27/1942 Obituary: "Andrew COMBS Dies at Crystal"

Andrew COMBS, 82, died at his home at Greeley Sunday, March 15 following an illness of about six weeks. Death was due to heart trouble.

Born in Lee County in 1860, Mr. COMBS, spent his entire life in the Greeley community. He was married to Elvora GROSS in 1895. Most of his life was devoted to farming. He was a member of the Church of God.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the grave in the Combs Cemetery by Rev. Delbert PASLEY. Survivors include: His widow; five daughters, Mrs. Sopha WHITE, Greeley, Mrs. Ruby SWORDA, Middletown, OH, Mrs. Nannie RANES, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Maggie RANES, Greeley, and Mrs. Callie REYNOLDS, Happy, KY; three boys, Marion and Ollney COMBS both of Greeley and William COMBS of Middletown, OH; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: I show Andrew as the son of Sampson and Elizabeth BARRETT Combs.
5 May 1942 Owsley County Courier Fri., 5/8/1942 "Rites Held for Clayton COMBS"

Obituary: Clayton Neace COMBS, 53, died at his home near Richmond Tuesday morning, May 5, following a long illness. His death was attributed to heart trouble. Funeral services were conducted Thursday and interment followed in the Richmond Cemetery.

A son of the late J. J. COMBS, he was a brother of Mrs. Addie BRANDENBURG of Beattyville. Survivors are: his mother (Nannie BRANDENBURG); three brothers, Matt COMBS of Franklin, OH, Earl and Conley COMBS of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. SEALE of Danville, Ky, Mrs. D. S. THOMAS of Clay City, and Mrs. Addie BRANDENBURG of Beattyville. (See Madison Co. Ky Death Certificate) (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
6 May 1942 Kentucky Death Certificate #14535 of George COMBS: white male married; Spouse: Olcia? Combs age 49 yrs; born: 9 May 1893 Owsley Co., Ky; died: 6 May 1942 Owsley Co., Ky of homicide on farm while working; buried: Vincent, Owsley Co., Ky; son of James Combs b Ky & Martha Isaacs b Ky; informant: Ocar Combs of Vincent, Owsley Co., Ky (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

6 May 1942 Owsley County Courier Fri., 5/8/1942 "George COMBS Killed Wednesday"

George COMBS, Owsley County farmer, was killed by wounds received near Vincent about 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, May 7. According to reports he was shot from ambush. COMBS, reported on his way to work in a nearby corn field, was shot eleven times with a 32-20 caliber gun. Persons who arrived at the scene stated that he had moved approximately one hundred yards from the time he was first wounded until he died. Several shots took effect about his head. Funeral services were conducted Thursday.

Survivors include: His widow, Mrs. Ocre COMBS; six sons, Orear, Jack, Eugene, Russell, Bedford, and Billy; four daughters, Leona, Mary, Francis, and Jennieve. (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: George E. COMBS' wife was Ocre LYNCH 1897-1998 daughter of Major LYNCH and Mary GOOSEY. John NEWNAM was charged with George's murder. Futher research is needed to find out if he actually was convicted of this crime.
2 Jun 1942 Owsley County Courier Fri., 6/12/1942 "Former Resident Dies in Berea"

Michael H. GABBARD, former resident of Owsley County, died at his home at Berea, Tuesday night, June 2, following an illness of approximately two months. His death was due to complications of old age.

Mr. GABBARD was 81 years of age at the time of his death. He was born at Indian Creek in Owsley County, where he married Rachael COMBS on 24 July 1884. Later the couple moved to Berea where Mr. GABBARD became an employee of Berea College as a carpenter and which position he held for 22 years or until his retirement on account of age.

Mrs. GABBARD is survived by: His widow, Rachael COMBS Gabbard; two sons, J. C. GABBARD of Berea and E. B. GABBARD of Hamilton, OH; one daughter, Mary Ellen MARSHALL, has passed on; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several half brothers and sisters: Will GABBARD of Harrison, IN; Mrs. Jaily DUFF of Ricetown, Ky Mrs. Delphi BISHOP of Oneida, Ky; Mrs. Lydia COMBS of Covington, Ky; Abel GABBARD of Cow Creek, Ky; and Bud GABBARD of Cow Creek, Ky.

Mr. GABBARD was a life long member of the Baptist Church and of the Masonic lodge. Funeral services were held Friday fternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church in Berea with Dr. RAINE and Dr. MORRISON, officiating. (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Rachael COMBS may have been the daughter of James and Nancy BURNS Combs.
22 Jul 1942 Owsley County Courier Fri., 7/24/1942 "Rites Held for Mrs. Susan Winn"

Mrs. Susan (Combs) WINN, 91, died at her home early Wednesday morning. She suffered a stroke some time ago and complications developed. Funeral services were conducted at the grave Thursday afternoon by Rev. E. W. ISHMAEL. Burial was in the Combs Cem. in South Booneville.

Mrs. WINN was the wife of the late William WINN. She is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Her two sons and one daughter are Henry WINN of Brooksville, IN, , Elkannah WINN of Turin and Mrs. Mamie ISAACS of Levi.

Note: Susan COMBS Winn was the daughter of Napoleon B. and Susan ISOM Combs.
12 Oct 1944 Kentucky Death Certificate: Ellis Combs of Mildred, Jackson Co., Ky, white, male, married, truck driver; Age: 33 yrs 11 mos 18 ds; Spouse: Bernice BOWMAN Combs age 32 yrs; Born: 28 Apr 1911 Owsley Co.; Died: 12 Oct 1944 Richmond, Madison Co., Ky of crushed skull; buried Gay Cem. 15 Oct 1944 by Oldham, Roberts, & Powell of Richmond, Ky; son of J. C. Combs born Owsley Co. & America GAY born Owsley Co.; informant: Morris Combs of Mildred, Ky

Note: The Ky Birth Index lists Ellis as James Combs b 21 April 1911.
18 Sep 1945 Kentucky Death Certificate #12032 of Sam COLE; white male widowed; resides: Eversole, Owsley Co., Ky; age: 78 yrs 6 mos; occupation: farmer; Spouse: Mary COLE; born: March 1867 Booneville, Ky; died: 18 Sept 1945 Owsley Co., Ky of valvulor disease of heart; buried: Ricetown, Ky by Congleton Bros of Beattyville, Lee Co., Ky; son of James COLE b Va & Malinda COMBS b Va; informant: Everett COLE of Eversole, Ky; filed 22 April 1946 Bessie TURNER registar (Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick)

Notes: James and Malinda COMBS Cole had m by 1877 (Owsley Co KY Vital Stats). Malinda, b ca 1846, KY, daughter of Samuel and Nancy CORNETT Combs of Breathitt Co KY
10 Feb 1946 Kentucky Death Certificate cert# 12028 for Samuel COMBS white female? married resides: Booneville, Ky age: 64 yrs 3 mos 15 ds occupation: farmer Spouse: Mary COMBS age 63 born: 25 Oct 1881 Ricetown, Ky died: 10 Feb 1946 Owsley Co., Ky of bronchi pneumonia buried: Ricetown, Ky 12 Feb 1946 by Congleton Bros of Beattyville, Ky s/o Breck COMBS b Perry Co. & Nancy Jane FROST b Owsley Co., Ky informant: Marion COMBS of Booneville, Ky filed 18 April 1846 Bessie TURNER registar (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
31 March 1947 Kentucky Death Certificate #9740 of Merida COMBS; white, divorced, male;
occupation: farmer; resides: Ricetown, Owsley Co., Ky; Age: 28 yrs 10 mos 9 ds; Born: 22 May 1908 Owsley Co., Ky; Died: 31 Mar 1947 Ricetown, Owsley Co., Ky; buried: Ricetown 1 Apr 1947 by Congleton Bros of Beattyville, Ky; son of John COMBS b Ky & Sinda REYNOLDS b Owsley Co.; informant: Clarence R. GIBSON of Ricetown, Ky (provided by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
22 Mar 1949 Kentucky Death Certificate #4246 of Lee COMBS Resides: 522 Lindsay St., Newport, Campbell Co Ky; white, widowed, male; Occupation: Galvanizer at Newpt. Rolling Mill; born: Sept. 1885 Ricetown, KY; died: 22 Mar 1949 Newport, Campbell Co Ky of coronary occlusion; buried: Ricetown, Owsley Co Ky by Radel Co. of Newport; son of Brack COMBS; Informant: Steve COMBS. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
13 Feb 1960 Beattyville Enterprise, Thurs., 2/18/1960 "Logan COMBS, 76, Dies In Snow Storm"

Madison County coroner Jack TURPIN said that Logan COMBS, 76, died of exposure in Saturday's snow storm. COMBS body was found in a truck in the barn on the Jacks Creek Pike, near where he lived, about noon Sunday. The barn is on the farm of John and Strother PARK.

Mr. COMBS was a native of Owsley County and a member of the Holiness Church. He is survived by: His widow, Mrs. Martha COMBS; a son Ferdinand COMBS, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Etta TINCHER and Mrs. Mande VENABLE, both of Owsley County; one brother, Walter COMBS of Owsley County; several grandchildren. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Raleigh Logan COMBS was the son of Tinsley Logan COMBS and Sarah E. GOOSEY.
4 Jul 1960 Beattyville Enterprise, Thurs., 7/14/1960 "Lewis COMBS Dies July 4"

Lewis COMBS, 68, died Monday, July 4, at the the Veteran Hospital, Louisville, after a long illness. He was a resident of Conkling, a member of the Anglin Baptist Church and a WW I Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane THOMPSON Combs; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby LEDFORD and Mrs. Lola CLARKE, both of Franklin, OH; six sons, Dale and Dallas COMBS, both of Conkling, and Leroy, Eugene, and Rollie COMBS all of Franklin, OH; a brother, Roscoe BISHOP, Franklin, OH; a sister Mrs. Sallie HIGNITE of Cincinnati, OH; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the King Justice Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Boyd SANDLIN. Burial was in the family cemetery at Conkling. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Logan COMBS was the son of Janis/Jane FIELDS McIntosh Bishop. It is unknown who the father of Logan COMBS was.
21 Dec 2000, Booneville Sentinel: Jack Combs, 80, formerly from Owsley Co passed away Monday, Dec 18, 2000, due to a long illness.

He was born Feb 29, 1920 in Owsley Co., KY to the late Decoursey and Emma Moore Combs. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Flossie Johnson Combs; one son, Randall Combs and wife Pat of Jackson, Ky ; one daughter, Ramona Combs of Inez, Ky; three grandchildren, Nick Combs and wife Deana of Louisville, Ky, Selena and Randy J. Combs both of Jackson, Ky; two great grandchildren, Nicholas Dean and Justin Lane Combs both of Louisville, Ky; and two sisters, Cecil Carver and Ruby Bowling both of Indiana.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by one brother, Tom Combs and one sister Nell Johnson.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec 21, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Powlas and Rev. Vaughn Rasor officiating. Visitation will be Wed. evening, at the funeral home from 6:00 -9:00 p.m.

Burial will be Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Booneville, Ky with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Billy, Walter, and Bobby Eades, Nick Banks, Jerome Warfield, and Randall Combs. The honorary pallbearers are Granville Noble,Nick Combs, Randy J. Combs, Teddy Cundiff, Charles Long, Jack Long, Lowell G.Morris, Wendell Edwards, Kenny Shouse, Joel McIntosh, Willard Campbell, Charles Beach, Sr. and Earnest Turner.
4 Jan 2007 extracted from the Booneville Sentinel by Debbie Lueders

Combs, Ruby Riley

Ricetown, KY - Ruby R. Combs, 77, wife of Joseph Combs, Jr, of HC 64, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2006 at the Kentucky River Medical Center, Jackson, KY after a long illness. She was a homemaker. An Owsley County native, she was born on October 3, 1929 to the late Sam Riley and Easter McIntosh Riley. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joseph Combs, Jr. of Ricetown, Kentucky; three daughters, Geraldine (& Wilburn) Bowling, Christine (& Cecil) Johnson, both of Ricetown, Kentucky and Debra (& Bradley) Turner of Booneville; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are seven sisters, Louise Harris, Ricetown, KY; Helen Gabbard, Della Roberts, Georgia McIntosh, Beulah Helton, all of Booneville, KY, Delsie Roberts, Polly Herald, Both of Austin, Indiana; and two brothers, Mike Riley of Booneville, KY and Elmer Riley of Waco, KY. Mrs. Combs was preceded in death by her parents, Sam & Easter Riley; a brother, Reed Riley; and two sisters, Jenny Bell Chandler and Betty Jean Gabbard. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home with Bro. Bradley Turner, Rev. David Metcalf, Rev. L. C. Easterling and Rev. Jerry Lacefield officiating. Visitation was held on Thursday evening from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery in Booneville with Searcy and Strong Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel January 4, 2007.
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