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Perry Co., KY was established in 1820/21 from Clay & Floyd Cos, KY. In 1839, Breathitt was established from Clay, Estill and Perry; in 1842,Letcher was established from Perry and Harlan; in 1878,Leslie was established from Clay, Harlan and Perry; and in 1884, Knott was established from Breathitt, Floyd and Perry. Also Note: In 1843, Perry gained land from Clay, primarily in the NW section of the county, adjacent also to the newly created Owsley.
Index to Combs &c. Perry Co., KY Records
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See also Perry Co., KY ALHN, the complete 1850 Perry Co., KY Census transcribed by Louise Gaskill, and the complete 1900 Perry Co., KY Census transcription at USGENNET transcribed by Marilyn Ellis Cahill.
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  • Deeds from Perry Co., KY Deed Bk D 1850 - 1860 - 1870
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  • 09-27-1820 Kentucky Land Grants, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Jeremiah; Acres: 50; Book: L, Page: 415; Date Survey: 9-27-1820; County: Perry; Watercourse: Caney Fork of the North Fork of the Kentucky River
    1821 Perry Co., KY Tax List (partial abstraction from microfilm by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving - does not include all Combs on this tax list, and except where otherwise noted, the following are not necessarily listed in order of appearance)

    John Combs, Jr., 50 acres, Grapevine
    John Combs, Sr., 2 horses (listed adjacent to John of Grapevine)
    John Combs, Jr., 50 acres North Fork
    Washington Combs 1wm>21, no property
    Hardin Combs 1wm>21 w/ 50a on Carrs Fk

    Notes: See later Clay Co, KY and later Perry Tax Lists re the John Combs.Washington Combs, son of Mason "8" and Jane RICHARDSON Combs. Hardin Combs, son of RW John "8" Combs, m 25 Aug 1814, Nancy Combs, daughter of Mason "8" and Jane RICHARDSON Combs.
    1821 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) [not Delila Combs??] married Caless CAMPBELL

    Notes: Some researchers have listed the spouse of Caless CAMPBELL as Delila Combs; however, the Delilah Combs who married Caleb CAMPBELL is on the 1850 Breathitt Co., KY census, age 30. The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 047-049, includes a Caleb CAMPBELL with spouse Frances.
    1821 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) [not Nancy Combs] married James STACY

    Notes: This James STACY married Mary "Polly" WHITELEY according to Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews. he James STACY who married Nancy Combs did so between 1850 and 1852 (1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 147-155; and 04 Nov 1852, Perry Co KY Records)
    1821 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) George Combs married [Nancy SMITH]

    Notes: The marriage of George Combs (son of Henry & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr.) to Nancy SMITH (daughter of Richard & Elitia Combs Smith) is documented by (a) the 1836 Perry Co., KY estate settlement of her father, Richard SMITH; (b) Perry Co., KY DBC: 78-9, dated 6/29/1850; and (c) the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, HH061-64 which lists George, born ca 1798,TN, and Nancy, born ca 1802, KY, with eldest child in HH, b ca 1831. Also note, however, that both may have had earlier marriages, thus this marriage might not have been between George and Nancy (whom The Combes Genealogy states also married a JP MARTIN. See also George "8" Combs re 1821-1828 Perry Co, KY tax list entries extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving which include both George Combs, Sr. and Jr., with the latter probably having been this George Combs.
    1821 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) [Louisa Combs] married Robert CORNETT

    Notes: Louisa Combs, daughter of Elijah & Sally ROARK Combs, married Robert CORNETT (son of William & Mary EVERAGE Cornett) according to the Dickey Diary interview of her son, Elijah Combs CORNETT. See also 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 145-157.
    16 Apr 1821 - 22 Jun 1822 Jesse Combs and Elijah Combs are bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of 1,000 £, conditioned upon Jesse Combs faithfully discharging his duties as Clerk Pro Tem of the county Court of Perry County 16 April 1821. Witnessed by the court. Recorded by the Ky Court of Appeals 22 June 1822 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Kentucky Court of Appeals Deed Books compiled by Michael L. Cook and Bettie A. Cook. pg 277)
    11 Jun 1821 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Jesse Combs & [Polly BOWLING]

    Note: The marriage of Jesse Combs, Sr., son of Elijah & Sally ROARK Combs, Sr., to Polly BOLLING is documented by the 1914 Perry Co., KY Death Certificate of their daughter, Alsy (Alice?) Combs, born 1825-7, married (1) Joseph DAVIDSON; (2) Granville Combs. Seeking an oral/written interview by Susan Combs Eversole, daughter of Jesse & Polly BOLLING Combs
    10-06-1821 Kentucky Land Grant, p .509: Grantee: Combs, Mason; Acres: 50; Book: L, Page: 409; Date Survey: 10- 6-1821; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork Kentucky River
    1822 Perry Co, KY Tax List (partial abstraction from Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from microfilm - does not include all Combs on this tax list)

    John Combs, Jr. (Grapevine)
    John Combs, Sr (adj. to John, Jr. of Grapevine
    John Combs, Jr. 50a on North Fork
    Biram Combs, no land and one horse on Carr Fork.
    Talton Combs 0wm>21
    Preston Combs 0wm>21

    SE Notes: The three John Combs were on the 1821 Perry tax list. This is the first appearance for Biram, Tarlton and Preston Combs. See Biram "8" Combs, which includes more about numerous Biram Combs of East KY. Tarlton Combs and Preston Combs were both sons of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs and both under 21 since not tithable (See 1824).
    1822 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) C. Combs married ?????

    Notes: Both a documented spouse and the identity of C. Combs are sought. No Combs with first initial "C" has been found on either 1830 Perry Co., KY Census or 1820 census of Floyd or Clay Cos KY. One researcher has stated that given name of bride was Elizabeth, but source unknown.
    1 Feb 1822 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 588: Grantee: HICKS, Robert Sr; Acres: 50; Book: M, Page: 197; Date Survey: 2- 1-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: Fork of North Fork of Kentucky River

    Notes: husband of Winnifred Combs, who was widow of Samuel SUMNER & daughter of William & Sitha STACY Combs.
    11 Mar 1822 (Perry Co, KY DBA:22) George and Claiborne Combs witnessed a deed from Justus BOLLING to Daniel FRIER (Abstracted from microfilm copies by Sue Elfving who adds that this is first occasion that George "8" Combs and his son, Claiborne, are found listed together.)
    19 Mar 1822 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Jeremiah; Acres: 50; Book: K, Page: 219; Date Survey: 3-19-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: Lobbs Cr (Lotts Creek?]

    Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Jeremiah; Acres: 100; Book: K, Page: 217; Date Survey: 3-19-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork of Kentucky River

    Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Jeremiah; Acres: 50; Book: K, Page: 221; Date Survey: 3-19-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork of Kentucky River
    6 Apr 1822 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Nicholas Jr; Acres: 50; Book: K, Page: 334; Date Survey: 4- 6-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: South [sic] Kentucky River
    08 May 1822 (The Combes Genealogy, pp. 44-5: Perry Co., KY Deeds) "The deeds books of Perry shows a conveyance (May 8, 1822) to Jeremiah ("Long Jerry") Combs, beginning "seventy poles below John Combs' old improvement'' .... This is of course just below the mouth of White Oak Creek .... The old place came into possession of "Long Jerry" Combs, then to Elijah Combs, Jr., his son-in-law, and finally, on January 22, 1854, Elijah's heirs sold it to John J. GODSEY. It has since been known as the old John GODSEY place..."

    Notes: The Combes Genealogy identifies "Long Jerry" as Jeremiah L. Combs, Sr., married (1) Nancy (Combs?) and (2) Sarah WHITELEY. Elijah Combs, Jr. (son of Elijah & Sarah ROARK Combs, Sr.) married Polly Ann Combs, a daughter of Jeremiah L., Sr. Seeking source for her having been a daughter of "Long Jerry" and a transcript or abstract of the above-referenced deeds. See also Early Jeremiah Combs of the Southern Frontier.
    10 May 1822 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 291: Grantee: Combs, Elijah; Acres: 150; Book: 26, Page: 209; Date Survey: 5-10-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork of Kentucky River
    15 May 1822 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee:Combs, Mathew; Acres: 50; Book: N, Page: 76; Date Survey: 5-15-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork of Kentucky River

    Notes: Matthew Combs (son of Henry "8" & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr.) married 1810 Clay Co., KY Francis "Frankie" BROWN.
    June 1822 PC Order Book A, extracted by Sue Elfving from Perry Co. Genealogical Society Newsletter v. 12#`, April 1990

    Ordered that Benjamin Stacy be notified by the sheriff of the county to appear here in Aug. to show cause if any why his son Felix should not be bound to sum [sic] person that will bring them up in a dis orderly way.

    SE Note: Benjamin Stacy married Barbara Combs. Given the 1822 date, the only Felix around was the one born ca 1805. I do not know where he was in 1850 but he shows up with a new wife in 1860 suggesting (because of his age) something happened to his first wife. The 1850 record for Felix [Jr] shows a Calvin Stacy in his hh who could be a brother.
    Jun 1822 (Perry County, KY Court Minutes) June Term. Ordered that Robert BRASHEARS be and is appointed guardian of Talton Combs, Clinton Combs, Bonapart Combs and Marsingil Martin Combs (children) of Mason Combs decd who together with Robert HICKS his security into and acknowledge bond in the place of $1,000 dollars conditioned as the law directs." (Extracted by Combs-Stacy Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

    Notes: Tarlton, Clinton, Napoleon Bonaparte and Massingill Martin Combs were the minor sons (and youngest children) of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs (married 29 Jan 1793, Wythe Co., VA) The Dickey Diary interview of Elijah Combs CORNETT (son of Robert & Louisa Combs Cornett), states that he was born in Perry Co., Ky., March 22, 1822 and that both Mason & George Combs died shortly after his birth.* The above are Mason and Jane's still-minor children. See Also Dickey Diary interview of their son, Napoleon Bonaparte Combs.

    *George Combs, brother of Mason, did not die until 1826-1827 (See below).
    7 Jun 1822 Kentucky Land Grant,p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Henry; Acres: 50; Book: N, Page: 74; Date Survey: 6- 7-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: Troublesome Creek
    10 June 1822 (Perry Co., Ky. Court Order Book A:2). Robert BRASHEARS appointed guardian to Talton Combs, Clinton Combs, Bonapart Combs, and Massingil Martin Combs of Mason Combs dec'd. Robert HICKS his security. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    2 Jul 1822 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Shadrick; Acres: 50; Book: M, Page: 199; Date Survey: 7- 2-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork of Kentucky River
    Oct 1822 (PC-KY COBA:9). Last Will and Testament of Simon STACY Dec'd proven by the oaths of Jeremiah PROFITT Daniel DUFF and James BAKER....ordered to be recorded...Daniel DUFF the Executor therein named took oath required by law and together with securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $ [could not read amount]...(Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    10-16-1822 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Jeremiah Sr; Acres: 50; Book: N, Page: 450; Date Survey: 10-16-1822; County: Perry; Watercourse: Mongummery [Montgomery] Creek
    1823 Perry Co, KY Tax List (partial extraction by Sue Elfving from microfilm)

    John Combs
    16 Jan 1823 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) [Mary "Polly" Combs] married John A. DUFF

    Note: Both the ancestry of Mary "Polly" Combs (daughter of Gen. Elijah & Sarah ROARK Combs, Sr.) and her marriage to John DUFF are confirmed by the Dickey Diary Interview of Matilda DUFF Lewis. See also 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 01, 218-226.
    10 February 1823 (PC-KY COBA:14). Road order: Henry DUFF, John SUMNER, and Shadrach Combs ordered to view a way from the old county line to Rockhouse...(Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    3-11-1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Hardin; Acres: 50; Book: N, Page: 326; Date Survey: 3-11-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork Kentucky River

    Notes: Hardin Combs, son of RW John "8" & Margaret Combs.
    10 March 1823 (PC-KY COBA:16) Ordered that William WILLIAMS, Mason COPE and Wiley COPE be allowed $3 each for 3 days...tending precinct ellection [sic] for 1822 (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)

    SE NOTE: Could the early COPE family of Perry Co., Ky., be related to the Henry COPE of King George Co., Virginia, who married Ann Combs, the daughter of Archdale Combs II? The appearance of a Mason COPE in Perry Co. is interesting. Henry and Ann Combs Cope did not have any children, therefore, these Copes would have to be from Henry's family.
    10 March 1823 (PC-KY COBA:17) Ordered that Daniel DAVIDSON be and is exempted from paying county levy for the further and also James COPE exempted for the further...(Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)

    SE NOTE: This Daniel DAVIDSON is the old Revolutionary War Soldier from Big Moccasin Creek in Russell Co., Va., who migrated to Clay Co., Ky. Several descendants and relatives intermarried with the Combs. Males were generally exempted from paying the county levy if they were elderly (around age 70) or suffering from health problems or infirmities.
    10 March 1823 (PC-KY COBA:21). Ordered that Stephen HOGG be and is appointed a commissioner to assist in laying off the dower of Jane Combs her late husband dec'd in the land of Mason Combs. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    25 Mar 1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Elijah; Acres: 50; Book: N, Page: 430; Date Survey: 3-25-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: Carrs Fork North Fork Kentucky River
    5 Jun1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 711: Grantee: STACEY, Jesse; Acres: 50; Book: O, Page: 335; Date Survey: 6- 5-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork Kentucky River

    Notes: son of Benjamin STACY, Jr. & Barbara Combs who married 24 Dec 1798, Lincoln, KY; maternal grandson of John Combs and paternal grandson of Benjamin & Ann Combs Stacy.
    5 Jun1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Henry Sr; Acres: 50; Book: N, Page: 241; Date Survey: 6-15-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: Branch of North Fork Kentucky River
    3 Aug1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, George; Acres: 50; Book: N, Page: 328; Date Survey: 8- 3-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork Kentucky River
    19 Sep 1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Nicholas; Acres: 50; Book: Q, Page: 479; Date Survey: 9-19-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: Fork of North Fork Kentucky River
    4 Nov 1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Henry Jr; Acres: 50; Book: O, Page: 534; Date Survey: 11- 4-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork Kentucky River
    13 Dec1823 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Washington; Acres: 50; Book: Q, Page: 66; Date Survey: 12-13-1823; County: Perry; Watercourse: North Fork Kentucky River
    20 Dec 1823 Marriage for Randal JOHNSON by John MORRIS (Original Source: Perry Co., Ky. Marriage Book A, p.5, transcribed and found in "Perry County, KY Marriages Books A-F, Perry County, Ky.", Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.) SE Notes: Randal JOHNSON married Sarah "Sally" WHITELY. See the 5 Sept. 1846 court record wherein Sally Combs Cox states she was married to Randall Johnson prior to her marriage to Jeremiah Combs. They divorced in 1834 and she married Jeremiah shortly thereafter. Although listed as age 40 (b c1810) in the 1850 census, she was age 56 in the 1860 census.
    1824 Perry Co, KY Tax List (partial abstraction by Sue Elfving from microfilm - does not include all Combs and not necessarily in same order as on tax list)

    John Combs, Jr. Grapevine
    John Combs, Sr. (adj.)
    John Combs, North Fork.
    Preston Combs 1wm>21

    SE Notes: Same three John Combs as in 1821 and 1822. Preston Combs was not tithable in 1822, thus born 1801-3
    12 Feb. 1824 (PC-KY COBA:46). Samuel HUNLEY [HUNDLEY] granted license to perform the rites of matrimony. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    22 Apr 1824 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) James Combs married [?????]

    Notes: Other researchers have stated that this James Combs is same who married Elizabeth UNKNOWN (sometimes given surname HENRY, but no documentation); possibly based on the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 185-203; however, that James and Elizabeth Combs were 42 and 35 years of age respectively in 1850, thus too young to have been the above James Combs (ages 16 and 9?). This James Combs has not yet been identified.
    22 Apr 1824 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Stephen Combs married [Martha "Patsy" FRANCIS]

    Notes: Stephen Combs, son of Henry "8" and Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr., born about 1805, is listed on the 1850 Breathitt Co., KY census, District 1, No. 98, with wife, Patsy, born ca 1807 (See also Perry Co., KY 1850 Census for "semi-duplicate" entry). Eldest child in HH is Stephen, born ca 1828. According to the 1937 Boyd Co., KY Death Certificate of their son, Wilson Combs, born 22 Feb 1844, Breathitt Co., KY, his parents were Stephen and Martha FRANCIS Combs.
    13 April, 1824 Perry Co, KY Deed Book A. Nicholas Combs Sr deeds property to [four of his five known children]:
    1. Page 82. Nicholas Combs, Jr.126 acres for $100, on North Fork, KY River, "His X Mark" Combs
    2. Page 83. Rebecca WILLIAMS. a certain track for $10, on North Fork, KY River, "His X Mark"
    3. Page 84. Jeremiah Combs. 126 acres for $50 on North Fork, KY River, "His X Mark"
    4. Page 85. Samuel Combs. 126 acres for $50 on North Fork, KY River, "His X Mark".
    (Extracted by Martin Combs who adds that this is Nicholas "8" Combs, Sr., husband of Nancy GRIGSBY, and that land on previous tax listsappears from the years 1821 through 1852). See also Martin's The Search for Nicholas "Danger" Combs for extensive census, land and tax information and analysis.)
    1825 Perry Co, KY Tax List (Extracted by Sue Elfving - does not include all Combs)

    1825 Talton Combs 1wm>21

    SE Notes: Tarlton was non-tithable in 1822. This is his first year on the Perry tax list as a tithable, thus born 1803-1804.
    14 Feb 1825 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Martin Combs married [Elizabeth Combs]

    Notes: Massingill Martin Combs, born ca 1809, KY, son of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs, Sr., married Elizabeth Combs (1942 Perry Death Certificate of son, Benjamin), daughter of Jeremiah "Long Jerry" Combs. The 1850 Perry Co., KY census, District 2, 151-164, lists Mart Combs, age 40, with wife, Elizabeth, age 38, and eldest child in HH, age 26. Also note, however, that although the 1850-1880 Perry Co., KY Census enumerations indicate wife, Elizabeth, the 1915 Perry Co., KY death certificate of son, Massingill Martin Combs, Jr., b 1841 [sic], indicates mother was Mary Combs (maiden name). This may simply be an error due to Martin M. having married second Polly (Mary?) KELLY (also according to The Combes Genealogy, no source listed).
    23 Jun 1825 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Henry Jr; Acres: 50; Book: S, Page: 281; Date Survey: 6-23-1825; County: Perry; Watercourse: Big Cr.
    15 Sep 1825 Kentucky Land Grant, p. 509: Grantee: Combs, Samuel; Acres: 50; Book: Q, Page: 478; Date Survey: 9-15-1825; County: Perry; Watercourse: First Cr.

    Notes: Samuel Combs, son of Nicholas "8" & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr., married Nancy, daughter of William & Mary EVERAGE Cornett in 1819 in Clay Co., KY.
    13 Mar 1825 Rev War Pension File #S35851 of RW John "8" & Margaret Combs, born 1761, enlisted in Shenandoah Co., VA, a resident of Perry Co, KY, names brothers, William, Henry & Nicholas, wife, Margaret, daughters, Margaret Combs & her child Hezekiah Combs; Sally [HUNDLEY] and her sons, Samuel, Harvey and Thomas [HUNDLEY]. Brothers Henry and Nicholas of Perry make joint declaration on his behalf.
    9 Jan 1826 (PC-KY COBA:98). Henry Combs Appelant [sic] against Henry SIZEMORE} Appeal case. Continued. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    16 Feb 1826 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Elijah Combs married [Polly Combs]

    Notes: Elijah Combs, Jr. (son of Elijah & Sally ROARK Combs, Sr.) married Polly Combs, daughter of Jeremiah L. and Nancy Combs, Sr., as is documented by both his Perry Co, KY Estate Records and the Estate Records of her father.
    20 Jul 1826 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) John L. Combs married [Polly Combs? MOSELEY?]

    Notes: The above appears to have been John L. Combs of the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 078-083, aged 42, with wife, Polly, also aged 42, with eldest child in HH, aged 16. According to the 1929 Knott Co., KY Death Certificate of their daughter, Susan Combs Fuller Combs, her parents were John L. Combs and Polly MOSELEY. According to The Combes Genealogy, however, Polly was the daughter of Shadrach "Old Shade" Combs of Letcher Co., KY (1784/5-). Mae Frazier, in her book A Combs Family, with a subtitle "Descendents of Shadrack Combs born 1784-85, Son of John Combs, Jr. born February 7, 1761, A Revolutionary War Veteran," states Polly, born 1808, was the eldest daughter of Shadrick Combs. She is buried in the Combs-Morgan Cemetery. More research is needed.
    11 Sep 1826 (PC-KY COBA:114). Road order: Taton [sic] Combs, Robert BRASHEARS, Jefse STACY appointed to view the road from Jane Combs.......(Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)

    SE NOTE: 1835 court records regarding the estate of Mason COMBS deceased show Jesse STACY to be an heir [as a son-law].
    9 Oct 1826 (PC-KY COBA: 116-117). Elijah Combs Jane Combs the administrators of the Estate of Mason Combs dec'd...appointed by the court to make sale of personal estate...[followed by sale list and sold to all on credit]. Some of the purchasing entries were: Jefse STACY & Jefse Combs, Biram Combs & Jefse Combs, Jeremiah Combs & Biram Combs. The widow's portion was $281. The heirs received $51.11 in the settlement. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    9 Oct. 1826 (PC-KY COBA:118). Administration of the Estate of George Combs Deceased is granted to Clabourn Combs and Lydia Combs who took the necessary oath required by law and together with William BEGLEY Hardin Combs and Robert BRASHEARS entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penal sum of $2000 conditioned as the law directs. On motion of Clabourn Combs and Lydia Combs, Robert BRASHEARS Hardin Combs and Jeremiah Combs appointed to appraise the estate. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    11 Dec. 1826 (PC-KY COBA:119-20). On a motion it is ordered that Jeremiah Combs be appointed guardian of the infant heirs of George Combs Deceased. [Could not read with whom he entered into security. A report of George's estate was returned to the court but the report was not included in the records.] Jefse BOLING Daniel HUFF [Duff?] William BEGLEY appointed to lay off and assign Lydia Combs her dower to land and negroes...and return report to the court. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)
    25 Dec 1826 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Washington Combs married [Sally] [WHITAKER?]

    Notes: The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 145-158, lists Washington Combs (son of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs), with wife, Sally, and eldest child in HH born ca 1833. According to The Combes Genealogy, Sally was a WHITTAKER, but no source given for surname (needs further research).
    25 Dec 1826 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Talton Combs married [Elizabeth ISON]

    Notes: The 1850 Perry Co. KY Census, District 2, 247-268, lists Talton (Tarlton) Combs with wife Elizabeth, eldest child in HH age 20. The 1932 Perry Co., KY DC of their son, Ira Combs, documents that his mother was neè ISON. Tarleton Combs was son of Mason "8" & Jane RICHARDSON Combs (Dickey Diary and Perry Co., KY Records)
    8 Oct 1827 - 8 Oct 1827 (Perry Co, KY DBA:258) Samuel and Mary YOUNG of PC to Biram Combs of PC, 25a… for $10… mentions a conditional line of George WATTS. Witnesses: Jesse CORNETT, Richard SMITH

    8 Oct 1827- 8 Oct 1827 (Perry Co, KY DBA:259) Samuel and Mary YOUNG to Biram Combs of PC, for $200, 40 acres on Carrs Fk. (Abstracted from microfilm copies by Sue Elfving)

    SE Note: This might be significant in that the Mason Combs of Perry and Breathitt Cos. married Matilda WATTS, a daughter of George WATTS, Sr. Also note that I abstracted this deed twice. One includes a Jr. on George WATTS. I do not know which is correct.
    1827-1828 Perry Co., KY Tax Lists Estate of George Combs is listed in 1827, and in 1828 Claiborne Combs is listed as son of George Combs, deceased, administrator of estate, and Lydia (HARRELL) Combs' name also appears for first time (Extracted from microfilm copies by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving)

    Notes: See George "8" & Lydia HARRELL (HERALD) Combs, and son, Claiborne (1830 Clay Co., KY tax list and census) for additional re George Combs and Perry taxes.

    1828 Perry Co, KY Tax List

    John Combs, Jr. (Grapevine)
    John Combs, Sr. (still adj.)
    John C. Combs, 0a [new]
    John Combs with 100a (2 parcels) on North Fork
    Martin Combs 1wm>21

    SE Notes: This is the first year Massingill Martin Combs (son of Mason "8" and Jane RICHARDSON Combs) is listed on Perry tax lists, thus born 1806-1807. Also note that since he had married in 1825, that the county was not considering married underage males as emancipated adults.
    1829 Perry Co, KY Tax List (Extracted by Sue Elfving)

    Clinton Combs 1wm>21

    SE Note: This is first appearance of Clinton Combs (son of Mason "8" and Jane RICHARDSON Combs), thus born 1807-1808.
    9 Feb. 1829 (PC-KY COBA:163). Elijah Combs Sr. and Lucinda DUFF granted administration of the estate of Shadrach DUFF deceased. Securities were Elijah Combs Jr. and Robert CORNITT. Bond was for $500. (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from original book.)

    SE Note: Lucinda was the daughter of Elijah Combs Sr.
    19 Feb 1829 (Perry Co. KY Groom's Index) Moses or Mason [given name difficult to discern] Combs married [?????]

    Notes: This is either Mason & Matilda WATTS Combs, or Moses and Lettie- Lithe (and possibly a.k.a. Lydia) Combs (1912 Knott Co., KY Death Certificate of Felix Combs) See 1850 Breathitt Co., KY census HH of Mason Combs and 1850 Perry Co., KY census HH of Moses.
    26 Feb 1829 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Jeremiah Combs married [Sarah "Sallie" WHITELEY]

    Notes: Jeremiah L. Combs, Sr. married (2) Sallie WHITLEY as documented by the 1914 Lee Co., KY Death Certificate of their son, Nicholas (named in Perry Co., KY estate records of his father).
    9 Mar 1829 (PC-KY COBA: 166). Mathew Combs Appellant vs Benjamin STACY Appellee. An appeal case. Judgment for the appellant. (Abstracted by Combs researcher Sue Elfving from original book.)
    14 Sep 1829 (PC-KY COBA:180). On the motion of Jeremiah Combs the guardian of the orphans of George Combs deceased It is ordered that Clabourn Combs and Lydia Combs wife of said Deceased administrator and administratrix of the said deceased appear at the next term of this court to make settlement with the guardian and the heirs of said deceased which are twenty one years of age about the Estate.........(Abstracted by Combs researcher Sue Elfving from original book.)
    10 Oct 1829 (Perry Co.,KY Order Book A:21) On motion of Jeremiah Combs guardian of orphan children of George Combs decd. Motion mentions others to settle with the administrator and administratrix of George Combs decd. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving from Perry Co., Ky. Court Order Book A (Perry Co. Gen Soc, v 17#1, 4/1995)

    Notes: Jeremiah C. "Chunky" Combs (son of Nicholas "8" and Nancy GRIGSBY Combs,Sr.) administered the estate of George "8" Combs, the husband of Lydia HARRELL.
    12 Nov 1829. (Perry Co., KY DBA:390) Tarlton Combs of PC to Biram Combs of PC… $5..land patented and surveyed in the name of Knox Seminary on N. Fk of the Ky. R….70a. [This land bought from Henry "8" Combs Sr. DBA:334] (Abstracted by Sue Elfving from microfilm copies)

    Notes: Tarlton Combs, son of Mason "8" and Jane RICHARDSON Combs, Sr.
    14 Dec 1829 (PC-OBA:23) Clabourn Combs and Lydia Combs, admtr and admtx of George Combs decd. (Extracted from Perry Co., Ky. Court Order Book A (Extracted from Perry Co. Gen Soc, v17#1, 4/1995 by Sue Elfving who adds: Typically, the eldest son and widow are named administrators, etc.)

    Notes: George "8" & Lydia HARRELL Combs, Sr.
    12 Oct 1829 - 12 Oct 1829 (Perry Co., KY DBA:370) Trustees of Perry Co. Seminary to Lucinda DUFF, widow of Shadrach DUFF, all of Perry Co. (Abstracted from microfilm copies by Sue Elfving)

    Notes: See 1829-1830 records re Lucinda possibly a Combs.
    07 Dec 1829 (Perry Co., KY Groom's Index) Aaron Combs married [Ruth DICKERSON]

    Notes: Aaron Combs was the son of Matthew & Frankie BROWN Combs, his ancestry and marriage confirmed by the Dickey Diary Interview of William M. Combs who stated that "... Aaron married Ruth DICKERSON... lived and died in Missouri..."
    7 Dec 1829 Perry Co., KY Groom's Index. George ISOM & [Lucinda, widow of Shadrach DUFF? - see Jan 1830]
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