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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
Note: Please Note that the following source, used for some of the records below dated between 1851-1870, is a transcribed copy of the original source and subject to errors inherent in a transcribed source. Also the Clerk's Office remained vacant for many years and numerous deeds submitted in the early 1860s lay unrecorded in the vacant office and were not officially recorded until the mid-1870s. See 4 Dec. 1866 deed for a more complete explanation. (Source: FHC Microfilm #0968254 of Certified Transcript of Original Deed Book D as described above) It is however a: Certified Copy of Perry Co., Ky. Deed Book D:573 State of Kentucky} Sct. County of Perry
I J. E. Johnson, Clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that the the foregoing 571 pages make and are a true and complete copy and transcript of Deed Book "D" and ¼ Deed Book which transcript was made by me pursuant to an order of the Perry County Court and the same shall have full validity as a public record and was approved by the Court. Witness my hand, this the 10th day of October 1908. J. E. Johnson Clerk Perry Cr Court.

Additionaly, the source below for the Perry Co., Ky. Deed Book E records abstracted and submitted by Sue Elfving are from FHC Film # 0968255 (Microfilm of original book).
1860 US Census Mortality Schedule, Perry Co., KY (Abstracted by Combs Researchers Pat Osborn Orton and Barbara S. Mathews)

Combs, Finsley, male, b KY, d Aug [1859], age 7 mos., of Fever.

Combs, John L., male, b KY, d Aug [1859], age 54, of Fever. Ill: 33 days. Occupation: Farmer

Combs, Leander, male, b KY, d Oct [1859], age 2 years, of Cholera

Notes: Unidentified. John L. Combs may have been the same who was on 1850 Perry Co., KY census ,age 42, with wife, Polly, also age 42, eldest child in HH, Shade, age 16 at the time. Also note that Finsley may have been Tinsley.


31 Jan 1860 Perry Co. Marriage Bonds. Emry ALLEN and Margaret Combs. Signed by Emry ALLEN (with his mark) (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson).

Notes: See the 1860 census below for Emry Allen. She is believed to be the same Margaret, b. 1842, who was the d/o of Wesley Combs and wife Nancy Combs per her 1925 PCKY DC (informant was one Harrison Combs), and also the same Margaret who married secondly Harrison Combs (son of Jeremiah "Chunky" Combs) and is found in the 1870 Perry Co. census with husband Harrison Combs, young son Wade Combs, and a Samuel ALLEN, age 10. The 1850 Perry Co. hh of Wesley and Nancy Combs shows a daughter Margaret, age 7. Margaret, in her 1910 census record, stated she had been married twice.
10 Feb 1860 Perry Co., KY Marriage Records Nicholas Combs and Liza WILLIAMS, Andrew WILLIAMS, Surety. (Cunagin's Annotated 1880 Perry Co., KY Census - District 2, #275)

10 Feb 1860 Perry Co. Marriage Bonds. Nickolas Combs and Eliza WILLIAMS. Signed by Nickolas Combs and Andrew WILLIAMS. (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)

Notes: May be a son of Jeremiah L. & Sarah WHITELEY Combs, Sr., died 1914,Lee Co., KY
25 Feb 1860. Perry Co. Marriage Bonds. Francis Combs and Rhoda RITCHIE. signed by Francis Combs (with his mark) and Jesse Combs, Jr. (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)

3 Apr 1860 Perry Co., KY Marriage Record. Fielding Combs & Sitha Ann Combs (Cunagin's Annotated 1880 Perry Co., KY Census - District 2, #275)

Notes: Sitha Ann Combs, born 1843-1846, KY, daughter of Nicholas S. Combs, Jr. (son of Jeremiah C. "Chunky") and Margaret "Peggy" Combs (daughter of Jeremiah L. "Long"). 1850 Perry Census and 1861 Perry KY Records. Not found in 1860, but on 1870 and 1880 Perry Census.
30 Apr 1860. Perry Co. Marriage Bonds. Jefferson Combs and Manervy Combs. Signed by Jefferson Combs (with his mark) and W. W. Combs. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)
9 June 1860 (PC-DBD:532). Deed. Whereas it appears to us, the undersigned heirs at law of Jackson G. Combs, in his lifetime, sold to Hiram WOOTEN,...land in Perry County on McIntosh Creek, a tributary of Cutshin and being same place James C. BREWER now lives...100 acres more or less...heirs at law and widow of J. G. Combs, deceased that Hiram WOOTEN has paid the decedent...we Stephen P. HOGG & Sally Ann HOGG, and Sally Ann Combs and Elijah Combs, James Combs, heirs at law of J. G. Combs deceased; also Patsy Combs, the widow...do warrant....9 June 1860. Signed: S. P. HOGG (S), Sally Ann HOGG (S), Elijah Combs (S), Martha Combs (S). (Abstracted by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Book D.)

Notes: Jackson G. Combs is documented as the son of Elijah Combs, Sr. by the 1855 Perry Co, KY will of his father, and the Dickey Diary Interview of John S. Combs. The widow was Martha aka Patsy CRANK Combs. Only three children are listed in this deed. In 1850, the census lists Polly, Lesley, Elijah, Sally, James, Jackson, John, and Cassius. Sons Lesley, age 15, and Cassius, age 4, died in 1852 (KVS). One or more additional children may have died as evidenced by the Ky. Vital Statistics records for deaths of children of a Jackson G. & Polly Combs. By 1870, Martha is living with her son Jackson in Owsley Co. Martha aka Patsy, wife of Jackson G. Combs, is identified as a daughter of James Crank who d. 7/3/1862 in Knox Co., Ky. (Source: Knox Co., Ky. Kinfolk v.2#12, 12/1/1978)
1860 Perry Co., Ky Census (Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Kendrick, unless otherwise noted, who adds that the copy is very faint and difficult to read. Dec 1998 update from Debi: The microfilm has been read again, and the transcriptions are now updated/corrected. Note that all Combs in this census were actually spelled Comb)

HH 4-4
John WALKER, Jr. 44 farmer 2500 600 Ky
Polly 43 spinner Ky
Wayne 20 laborer Ky
Jer 16 Ky
Mary A. 12 Ky
Sela 11 Ky
Sally 8 Ky
Jackson 6 Ky
Jas. 4 Ky
Nancy 4/12

Note: Polly was a Combs per 1853 and 1855 Perry Vital Birth Returns. See 1850 and 1870 Perry Co., KY Census

HH 11-11
H. C. WOOTEN 35 Ky
Sally 37 Ky
Betta COMB 17 Ky
Rama/Rana 15 Ky
Harrison 13 Ky
Wade 10 Ky
Nancy 4 Ky
William 2 Ky

Notes: See 1850 Perry Co., KY, Precinct 2, HH#20 of Jeremiah Combs with Sally and all but three youngest children in HH. The 15 Dec 1925 Perry Co., KY Death Certificate of Wade Combs, born 6 Feb 1852 Ky, states son of Jerry Combs born Ky & Sally GRIGSBY born Ky. Also see 10 Jun 1854 Perry Co., KY marriage of Hiram WOOTON, then age 27, & Sally Combs, then age 25. The same? If so, then younger two children are probably not Combs, but WOOTENS?

HH 16-16
Jesse COMB Jr. 24 Doctor 1500 100 Ky
Eliza 22 sewing Ky

Notes: : Son of Jesse & Polly BOLLING Combs, Sr. and grandson of Elijah & Sarah ROARK Combs, Sr.; married 15 Aug 1857, Morgan Co., KY, Eliza Jane LACY. Jesse Combs Jr. was deceased by 1873 having died without heirs according to the will of Jesse Combs Sr.

HH 22-22
J.O. or J.D. COMB 40 farmer 500 40 Ky
Fayatt 14 Ky
J.W.H. 12 Ky
-illian 10 Ky
Caroline 8 [b3/25/1853, Perry KY]
Nessy? C. COMB 50 spinner Ky

Notes: The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census HH of John D. Combs (born ca 1825) & Synthy (ELLIS) Combs (died 1855) includes Lafayette Combs, born ca 1825 [sic]. The 1870 Perry KY Census includes the HH of John D. Combs, born ca 1825, with son, Lafayette, 22; John W., 20, Adaline, 18, and Caroline, 16. Could the 1850 Lafayette age have been incorrect; i.e., 2 or 5 instead of 25? Who is Nessy? C. Combs, age 50? DK Notes: I had previously transcribed this as "John?," but on closer inspection, I discovered it was initials instead.

HH 70-68
Elhannon COMB 27 farmer 1000 500 Ky
Harriett 22 spinner Va
Polly HURT 20 spinner Ky
Elijah COMB 3 Ky
Adla COMB 1 Ky female

Note: Elhannon M. Combs, son of Nicholas & Elizabeth Combs Combs (1850 Perry KY Census& 1918 Perry KY DC of Elhannon). Previously Polly was posted as a Combs but she is actually listed as a HURT, and appears to be the 10 year old Polly HURT in the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census District 2 HH 119-128 of William HURT, then age 80. Who were the above Elijah and Adla Combs? (Elijah may have been Eliza in 1870, and Adla was Adeley (Adelia?) in 1870). According to The Combes Genealogy, Elhannon married Harriet NAPIER (still undocumented)

HH 71-69
Ira COMB 40 farmer 150 300 Ky
Sinda 35 spinner mulatto Ky
Edna 19 mulatto Ky [Lavina, 9, in 1850?]
Elvirah 17 mulatto Ky
J.W. 15 mulatto Ky [John Wesley?]
Andrew 12 mulatto Ky
Richard 9 mulatto Ky
Edwin 7 mulatto Ky
Anna 4 mulatto Ky
Larkin 3 mulatto Ky
Elijah 8/12 mulatto Ky

Notes: Ira Combs married Lucinda Marella STACY (08-25-1852 Perry Co., KY Vital Statistics which list Lucinda as mulatto although 1850 Perry has no check for color.) Edna may have been Lavina of 1850 Perry Census and Viney of 1870 Perry Census

HH 83-81
Matilda COMB 45 farmer 70 50 Ky

Notes: Is this Matilda of 1850 Perry Co., KY Census District 2, HH 008-008, then age 40, possibly daughter of George & Lydia HARRELL Combs? Not found on 1870 Perry, but see 1880 Tilda Combs, age 70.

HH 84-82
Andrew COMB 50 farmer 1400 2000 Ky
Polly 45 spinning Ky
Wayne 22 labor Ky
Juda 19 spiner Ky
Alen 19 laborer Ky
Simpson 16 laborer Ky
Betty 14 Ky
Danl 12 Ky
Sithia 10 Ky
John 7 Ky
Nancy 4 Ky

Notes: Andrew Combs, son of Jeremiah C. & Sytha SUMNER Combs, married Polly FELTNER (a.k.a. FELCKNER). In 1850 Perry KY Census record, Juda was not in HH; Alen was Allen; Simpson was Sampson; Betty was Elizabeth. Judah was probably Judah DOBSON according to the 1936 Breathitt Co., KY Death Certificate of Dutchman Combs, born ca 1863, son of Wayne and Judah DOBSON Combs. See also 1870 Perry KY Census. Previously posted was Nancy age 40 but that was in error, she was actually 4.

HH 85-83
John S. COMB 40 farmer 4000 1000 Ky
Sela 40 spinner Ky
Nick 16 laborer Ky
Ara or Ira 13 Ky male
Elizabeth 15 Ky
Ada or Ida 11 Ky female
Polly 9 Ky

Notes: John S. Combs, son of Jeremiah C. "Chunky" COMBS and Synthia SUMNER. In 1850 Perry Co., Census, Sela is spelled Ceilie and "Ara or Ira" was Asa. Three youngest children in HH (out of age order) are unidentified and have not been located yet in 1850.

HH 86-84
Gilbert COMB25 farmer 300 100 Ky
Louisa 28 spinner Ky
Josephine 4 Ky
Jeptha 2 Ky

DK Note: son of Massingill Martin Combs and Elizabeth Combs (1850 Perry KY). Gilbert and his wife Louisa are also listed on the 1870 Perry Census. Both are buried near Annville, Jackson Co., Ky in the Combs/Hurley Cemetery. Question: Is Jeptha, age 2, same as Jesse, age 13 in 1870 Perry KY Census?

093/091
Stacy, Felix Sr. 55 M Kentucky
Marelda 23 F Tennesee
Norton 07 M Kentucky
Louanna 05 F Kentucky
Benj 02 M Kentucky

SE NOTE: This is the Felix that is the s/o of Benjamin. Norton and Benjamin' Stacy's Bell Co. DC states he was the s/o of Felix Stacy and Marilda Pickard meaning the Felix Sr. remarried but he must have died prior to 1870 because Marilla and the kids are in Bell Co. without Felix.

HH 102-100
Levi? D. COMB22 farmer 1000 1000 Ky [prev. transcr. as Sam D.]
--ince? 26 spinner Ky
John 4 Ky
Betty 2 Ky
Elijah 1 Ky

DK Note: The 1870 Perry Census lists an L. D. (Lorenzo Dow) Combs with wife Ginsey and the oldest children's named John 14, Elizabeth 12, and Abijah 10. Lorenzo son of Nicholas Combs, Sr. and Elizabeth Combs. (1850 Perry Co., KY Census and Dickey Diary Interviews).

HH 112-110
Wm. EVERSOLE 30 farmer 300 75 Ky
Jane 30 spinner Ky
Lucy 35 spinner Ky
Rinda 5 Ky
Robert 10 Ky
John 7 Ky [b 20 Apr 1852 Perry KY VS]
Nancy 7 Ky [Nancyan b 20 Apr 1852 Perry KY VS]
Matilda 5 Ky
Abram 4 Ky [Abraham b 10 Feb 1857 Perry KY VS]
Willson 2 Ky

Note: Jane, daughter of Henry & Nancy BROWN Combs, Jr. (1850 Perry KY Census and 18 Feb 1857 Perry KY DBC:458). William EVERSOLE was apparently deceased by 1870 when Jane Combs Eversole is found on the 1870 Owsley Co., KY Census

HH 116-114
Wiley _. COMB 37 farmer 125 25 Ky
Marion 9 Ky [Francis Marion b 9 Jan 1852, Perry KY VS]
Wm. 6 Ky [William b 9 Jul 1853 Perry KY VS]
Henry 3 Ky

Notes: Wiley Combs (son of Henry & Nancy BROWN Combs, Jr.), married 26 Jan 1851, Carter Co., KY, Polly FIELDS. See also 1851-1859 Perry KY records. Polly apparently died between 18 Feb 1857 and 1860. Wiley not found in 1870 yet; however, his sons, Francis Marion and Henry may be the same found in Bolin's precinct, HH #85.

HH146/144 1st dist, 6/20/1860, Hazard
Leviticus FULLER 23, male, farmer $150/200 b KY
Jane FULLER 21, female, spinner b KY
Betty FULLER 5, female b KY [b 25 Jan 1855, Perry KY VS]
Sally FULLER 3, female b KY [b 7 May 1857, Perry KY VS]
Ale G (?) 9/12 male b KY
(Transcribed by Sue Elfving)

SE Notes: Elizabeth [sic] Combs, age 19, married 21 Aug 1854, Perry Co., KY, Leviticus FULLER, age 18; however, both Betsy and Sally FULLER'S birth records shows parents as Leviticus and Jane Combs Fuller, and in 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, Jane, age 12, was in household with her brothers, Nicholas and Elijah, all children of Jeremiah L. and Sally WHITELY Combs, Sr., in the HH immediately below that of Elijah FULLER with Leviticus, also age 12. According to The Combes Genealogy, Jane remarried to Wilbur Patton. See William and Jenny PATTON in the 1870 Breathitt Co., Ky. census. The young male above whose name is unreadable might be Jefferson, age 10, in 1870.

HH 147-145
Elias COMB 31 farmer 1500 400 Ky
Sinda 29 spinner Ky
Marry J. 9 Ky
Martha 7 Ky
A. C. C. 5 Ky [b 18 Dec 1854, Perry KY]
Sinda 17 spinner

Notes: Elias Combs married Lucinda "Sinda" CORNETT (See 1850 Perry KY Census, both listed as age 22, born KY, 17 Dec 1852, Perry Co., KY Records, and 1870 Perry KY Census). Who was Sinda Combs, age 17? Could she have been Lucinda, daughter of Stephen and Martha "Patsy" FRANCIS Combs of 1850 Perry and Breathitt? According to The Combes Genealogy (which does not mention wife), Eli [sic] was the son of Tarleton & Elizabeth ISON Combs of Perry. A. C.C. was Augustus (also listed as such on the 1870 Perry KY Census)

HH 149-147
R. C. COMB 39 farmer 4550 1500 Ky
Eliza 37 spinner Ky
Henry 17 Ky
Mat 15 Ky [James in 1850 Perry?]
Martha 13 Ky
A. C. C. 10 Ky
J. M. E. 8 Ky [prev. transcr. as 3]
Nancy A. 6 Ky
Lacy 4 Ky male
T. _. G. 1/12 Ky male

Notes: Either Robert C. (a.k.a. Robert G.?) Combs or his wife, Eliza Combs, was the child of Jeremiah & Syntha SUMNER Combs (7 Apr 1854 Perry Co., KY Records). Eliza was neè Combs per both 1851-1859 Perry Co., KY Vital Statistics and the 1921 Menifee Co., KY Death Certificate of son, Henry Duff Combs, born 17 Apr 1842, Perry Co., KY to Robert L. [sic] and Eliza Combs Combs. The 1850 Perry Co KY Census listed Henry, 7, James, 5, and Martha 3, but no Mat (was he James? James Madison?). Perry Co., KY Vital Statistics list Lacy (male), born 13 May 1852 (appears to be same based on 1880 Perry); Nancyan [Nancy Ann?], born 12 Sep 1854; John M., born 12 Oct 1857; and Granville, born 13 Nov 1858. Robert & Eliza not found on 1870 Perry Co., KY Census. Also Note: There may have been both a Robert C. and a Robert G., both with wives named Eliza, both causing some confusion (research in progress). Robert C. may have been Robert Cornett Combs (source needed). This family is missing from the 1870 Perry Co., KY Census, but see 1880.

HH 150-148
Nicholas COMB 66 farmer 8500 300 TN [prev. KY]
Betty 62 spinner Ky
Serena McINTOSH 33 spinner Ky
Nicholas COMB Jr. 16 laborer Ky
Nancy A. COMB 14 Ky
John McINTOSH 9 Ky
May McINTOSH 6 Ky

Notes: Nicholas Combs was the son of Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr., and his wife, Elizabeth Combs (married 05 Jun 1816, Floyd Co., KY) ) was the daughter of RW John Combs. In 1850 (Perry Co., KY Precinct 2, HH21) Nicholas is listed as age 58, b TN, and Elizabeth as age 55, b KY. Serena McINTOSH may have been the same as Sarena, wife of Wm. McINTOSH in the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census (Precinct 1, HH23), age 22, with children Nancy 4, Elizabeth 2, and John 3/12. -- in which case either Nancy A. may have the surname McINTOSH. Nicholas Combs is probably the Nicholas, age 7, who was also listed in the 1850 HH of Nicholas & Elizabeth Combs Combs.

HH 158-156
Biram S. Combs 48 farmer 250 450 Ky
Riah 45 spinner Ky
Anderson 20 Ky
Milton 18 Ky
Clabourn 16 Ky
Arminah 11 Ky
_____ 9 Ky male
Hiram 5 Ky [b 15 Nov 1855, Perry]

Note: Difficult to determine if this was Biram S. or Hiram S.; however, see 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 007-007, Biram and Mariah [MESSER] Combs, ages 37 and 32 respectively with children including Anderson, 10, Milton, 8 and Claborne, 6; and see 1855 Perry KY birth record of Hiram Combs. The Combes Genealogy has some "different" children than above (possibly born later).

HH 159-157
GEARHART, Wrile 22 M Ky
Mary A 16 F Ky
(Transcribed by Brenda Daniels who adds that Mary Ann Combs, daughter of Sythia Combs (Godsey), m 1859 Perry Co., KY Riley GEARHEART)

HH 184/182 25 June 1860. p. 722, Hazard PO (transcribed by Sue Elving from census image)
Harvey SISEMORE, 39, m, farmer, RE=$100, PP=$150, b. KY [SIZEMORE]
Willie SISEMORE, 39, f, spinner, b. KY
Nancy A SISEMORE, 17, spinner, b. KY
Polly A SISEMORE, 15, spinner, b. KY
Sally A SISEMORE, 12, b. KY
Sinthia A SISEMORE, 10, b. KY
Eliza SISEMORE, 8, b. KY
Armelda SISEMORE, 6, b. KY [b. 10 Jan. 1856 per PCKY KVS]
Josephine SISEMORE, 2, b. KY

Notes: Willie Combs SIZEMORE identified as Combs by the 1856 birth record of her daughter Armelda. Married Harvey SISEMORE 3 Mar 1845 (PC-MBA:54). Ancestry of Willie (possibly short for Wilmoth) unknown. Harvey purchased land (formerly lived on by Jesse STACY deceased) in 1861 from Reen Combs, the widow of Jackson D. Combs. 1850 census records show they were neighbors. Harvey and Willie's daughter Sinthia aka Cynthianne married Virgil Combs, the son of Jackson D. and Serena Combs. An 1869 Perry Co. deed from Harvey SIZEMORE to son-in-law Milton Combs who married his daughter Polly further states that Claiborne Combs married his daughter Nancy Ann. Milton and Claiborne were the sons of Biram S. and Mariah MESSER Combs.

HH 188-186
David COMB 21 farmer Ky md within census year
Polly 19 spinner Ky md within census year

Notes: David is the same as the David, then age 10, born MO, who was listed "out of age order" in the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census HH of Nicholas Combs, born ca 1822, and wife Peggy Combs, born ca 1824. David's wife was Polly DAVIDSON (SeeBreathitt Co., Ky 1860-1879 Vital Returns and 1921 Perry KY DC of daughter, Sealy Combs which also lists father's birthplace as KY). See also 1870 Perry Co., KY Census. A picture of David and Polly's Combs and their daughter Peggy Combs and husband Manuel Miller was provided by Salina Gibson.

#197 p. 29/723 John SMITH 39 farmer, b.KY
Willey SMITH 35 spinner b. KY
Wm SMITH 14 b. KY
Jer SMITH 11 b. KY
Samp SMITH 9 b. KY
Nancy A SMITH 6 b. KY [6/5/1853 Perry KYVS]
J.M. SMITH 4 b. KY male
Manford SMITH 2 b. KY male
(Transcribed by Sue Elfving who adds: in 1870 Perry, I only listed John, age 51, Winnie [sic] age 46, with 9 children. I also punched hole through location id)

Notes: Willie, daughter of Jeremiah L. Combs, Sr. See also 1850 Perry Census.

HH 198-196
Tar COMB 57 farmer 5000 1500 Ky
Betty 55 spinner Ky
Carlow 19 laborer Ky
Harrison 17 laborer Ky
Ira 15 laborer Ky

Note: Tarleton Combs married 25 Dec 1826, Perry Co., KY, Elizabeth ISOM. See 1850 Perry Co., KY Census

HH 199-197
B. D. DAVIDSON 35 farmer 1000 300 Va
Sally 30 spinner Ky
Robt. 7 Ky
Sarah 5 Ky
Joe 2 Ky
Wes COMB 23 laborer Ky

Notes: Sarah "Sally" was the daughter of Elijah and Polly Ann Combs Combs, Jr. Who is Wes Combs? He's not listed as an heir of Elijah on the 1854 Perry Co., KY Deed to John J. GODSEY.

HH 200-199
Saml. COMB 35 farmer 600 300 Ky
Eliza 37 spinner Ky
Jas. 17 Ky
Shelby 15 Ky
Crittyden 13 Ky
Elhannon 10 Ky
J. H. 6 Ky
Wes 1 Ky (listed as female)
(Transcription by Sue Elfving from original census; note: corrected form of an earlier transcription

Notes: Possibly the Samuel Combs who married in Perry Co., KY on 20 Jan 1841? See 24 Nov 1854,Perry Co Records, birth of son, Thomas (not listed above and not found in 1870 census) and 14 Mar 1915 Perry Co., KY Death Certificate of Elhannen S. Combs, born ca 1854, Perry Co., KY, son of Samuel & Eliza Combs Combs, both born in Perry Co., KY. Eliza's age previously transcribed as 37 which is closer to 1870 Perry Co., KY Census. This family not found on 1850 Perry Co., KY Census. Possibly Samuel, son of Nicholas "Bird-Eye" Combs and Elizabeth Combs. Crittenden removed to Wolfe Co, KY, by 1880 and both James and Crittenden C Combs are in Texas Co, MO by 1900. See also 8 Dec 1870 Perry Co, Ky. deed to one James J Combs of Christian Co, MO.

HH 201-200
Wm. COMB 45 farmer 3000 1500 Ky
Peggy 40 spinner Ky
Wash 22 laborer Ky
Thos. 20 Ky
Martha 16 Ky
Samps 14 Ky
Green 13 Ky
Isabel 12 Ky
Spencer 11 Ky
Dulcina 9 Ky
Shade 7 Ky
Louisa 5 Ky
Marry 2 Ky

Notes: William L. and Margaret KELLY Combs (although their ages have gained only 5 years in 10 based on 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, while Wash and Thomas gained 11 years, Green and Spencer not found in 1850 Census, and Clarinda (1852 Perry KY Records) not found in any census (according to The Combes Genealogy, she married Squire Whitaker and Wesley Combs (which Wesley not stated).

HH 203-201
Jer L. COMB 40 farmer 2800 700 Ky
Sally 40 spinner Ky
Wash 22 Ky
Pricia 19 Ky
Felix 16 Ky
Andrew 14 Ky
Matt 13 Ky
Riley 11 Ky
Marry 9 Ky
Purlina 7 Ky
Sally 5 Ky
Armilda 3 Ky

Notes: Jeremiah Combs married Sarah KELLEY per 15 Apr 1917 Perry Co., KY Death Certificate of their son, Andrew, born 25 Dec 1845; and 1914 Perry KY Death Certificate of son, Jackson, born 24 Jan 1838, Perry. Note: Pricia may be Price of 1850 Perry Co., KY Dist .2, HH#170; and Pricey of 1870 Perry Co., KY #38; Matt? may be James Madison of 1850; Riley may be William of 1850 (i.e., William Riley); and Felix may be Fielding of 1850. SW: Mary, Paulina, Armelda. (Editor's note: The age of Armilda was corrected from age 5 to age 3 by Sue Elfving.)

Additional Notes: Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs was deceased by 1862 per his cemetery marker that shows he was born 1815, died 1862. Strong family tradition is that he was killed when shot from behind by Blinky Shade Combs. That he was killed is substantiated by a lawsuit between the heirs of Jeremiah L Combs and Shadrach Stacy wherein it is stated he was killed 186__. See 1867 below for more information about the suit. Jeremiah is buried at the Morgan-Combs cemetery in Emmalena, Knott Co, Ky. "Blinky" Shade was the son of John L Combs and therefore a nephew of Jeremiah.

HH 232-230
Clinton COMB 51 farmer 4000 2000 Ky
Louanna 21 Ky
Nelson 20 Ky
Hugh 18 Ky
Emaline 14 Ky
Ed? Ky male [prev.age 12. Adrian of 1850?]
John 10 Ky
Betty 7 Ky [b 22 Oct 1853, Perry KY]
Jane 1 Ky

Notes: Clinton Combs, son of Mason & Jane "Jennie" RICHARDSON Combs, married Betsy Combs (1853 Perry KY records). Louanna BAKER was Clinton's 2nd wife (1954 Perry KY Death Certificate of son, James Patrick, born Feb 1870 and 1953 Perry KY Death Certificate of son, Sampson.) Betty was Clinton's daughter by Betsy Combs. Jane was his daughter by Louanna according to The Combes Genealogy. Sidad? age 6 in 1850 not listed here (possibly the Lucinda named in The Combes Genealogy?) Nor is Susan, who according to The Combes Genealogy, married James Madison, son of Jeremiah L. "Ed?" may be Adrian of the 1850 Census (referred to as Edward in The Combes Genealogy). Also named in The Combes Genealogy is a son, Elihu E., by Betsy, who may have been Hugh (as in Eli Hugh).

HH 234-232
Alex COMB 43 farmer 1000 1000 Ky
Marry 38 Spinner Ky
Elmira 15 Ky
Robt. 13 Ky
Wm. 11 Ky
Betty 9 Ky
Joseph 7 Ky
Polly A. 5 Ky
May? 3 Ky female [Margaret in 1870?]
Lidda J. 2 Ky
Thos. B. 5/12 Ky

Note: Alexander Combs (son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Combs Combs), married 19 Dec 1841, Perry Co., KY, Mary BRASHEAR. Thos. B. may have been Thomas Benton Combs (According to The Combes Genealogy, Alexander's son, Benton, married Susan Combs, daughter of Allen and Priscilla DOBSON Combs).

HH 236-234
Granville COMB 38 farmer 1000 600 Ky
Robt. 18 Ky
Martha A. 11 Ky
Betty 9 Ky
Polly A. 7 Ky [Polly Ann b 18 Jan 1852, Perry Co., KY Records]
Sila MORGAN 14 Ky male

Notes: Notes: Granville Combs, son of Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, Sr., married Marinda (a.k.a. Miranda) BRESHEARS, daughter of Robert S. and Mary "Polly" EVERAGE Breshears (Pension File of RW William CORNETT and 1852 Perry Co., KY Records). Marinda died 13 Jun 1852, Perry Co., KY. See also 1850 and 1870 Perry Co., KY Census.

HH 237-235
Frank COMB 44 farmer 125 100 Ky
Polly HALL 42 weaver Ky
Louisa HALL 13 Ky

Notes: Unidentified but he is the same age as Francis "Frank" Combs, son of Matthew & Frances "Frankie" BROWN Combs who is said to have married (1) Elizabeth OLIVER and (2) Polly COUCH. See also 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census HH of Frank Combs, Jr.

HH 238-236
Jesse COMB Sr. 62 Co Cty Court Clk 500 100 TN
Polly 59 spinner Va
Marg 19 spinner Ky
Wm. W. 22 laborer Ky
Nancy 15 weaver Ky
John 2 Ky

Notes: Jesse & Polly BOLLING Combs, Sr., son of Elijah & Sarah ROARK Combs, Sr. According to The Combes Genealogy, their daughter, Margaret, had a child ca 1857 by John LACEY, and (later) married James B. FITZPATRICK. Was the child by John LACEY the above John, age 2? John is living with Jesse in 1870 (age 14), and Jesse named a grandson John COMBS in his 1873 will that also stated his son Jesse died without heirs. The Combes Genealogy also states that Nancy, married William FIELDS (See 1870 Perry). William W. Combs, listed "out of age order," appears to be the same as (a) William W. Combs, born 5 May1838, per Jesse Combs Family Records, and (b) William Wallace Combs who later married Elizabeth JOHNSON, daughter of George (See also 1870 and 1880 Perry Co., KY Census).

HH 239-237 (1st District, 25 June 1860, Hazard PO, p. 37/371) (Transcribed by Sue Elfving)
Lidda HACKER 84, f, spinner, b. TN, RE=$4000, PP=$100
Lita COMBS 55, f, spinner, b. KY
Lewis COMBS 15, m, b. KY

Note: Lidda aka Lydia HARRELL Combs HACKER, widow of George "8" Combs and widow (apparently) of second husband John HACKER. Lita aka Lethe Combs Combs was the widow of Moses Combs, son of Jeremiah C. "Chunky" Combs and his wife Syntha SUMNER. The 1860 Perry Co., Ky. Slave Schedule (Perry Co., Ky. AHLN site) shows that Lidda Hacker had 4 slaves.

HH 243-241
Polly COMB 28 farmer 500 300 Ky
Lourena 7 Ky
Elhannon 5 Ky
Nancy 2 Ky
Betty 70 spinner Ky
Charles COUCH 40 laborer Ky

Notes: See 1927 Perry Co., KY DC notes re Polly COUCH (HOLLIDAY?) Combs notes. The same? But who was Betty Combs, born ca 1790? Possibilities from the 1850 Perry include: Elizabeth, age, 52, wife of Jeremiah, and possibly mother of a Polly, age 15; Elizabeth Combs, age 55, wife of Nicholas Combs, with no daughter, Polly; See also Polly in 1870 Perry KY Census with more children, but still no husband. SW: Lurena

HH 244/242 Hazard Perry Co., KY Series M653 Roll 392 p. 732 (Transcribed by Deb Coombs)
Stephen P. Hogg, 27, M, storekeeper, 200, 7000, KY
Sally A., 18, F, spinner (?), KY
H.C. Hogg, 22, M, lawyer, KY

SE Note: Perry County deeds identify Sallie Ann HOGG, wife of Stephen P. HOGG, as the daughter of Jackson G. and Martha (nee CRANK) Combs. The marriage is further confirmed by the 27 Aug 1926, Owsley Co., KY obituary of their son, Walter Scott HOGG, born 19 Dec 1881, Booneville, Owsley Co., KY. Stephen P. Hogg and Sally are living in Owsley Co., KY in the 1870 and 1880 Census.

HH 245-243
Elijah COMB 22 farmer 500 300 Ky
Nancy 21 weaver Ky
Mary 2 Ky
Sarah BEGLEY 18 Ky
Armelda BEGLEY 10 Ky
John BEGLEY 9 KY

Notes: Elijah Combs married 20 Jul 1856, Perry KY, Nancy BEGLEY. Their daughter, Mary, was born 15 Feb 1857, Owsley County, Ky. His ancestry?

HH 247-245
Hezekiah COMB 34 farmer 400 600 Ky
Melda 30 spinner Ky
Maranda 6 Ky
Susan 40 spinner Ky
Wm. 16 laborer Ky
Robt. 20 laborer Ky
John H. 17 laborer Ky

Notes: See 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, 079-084, Hezekiah Combs, age 25, with wife, Mehala [Mahala?], 21. Also in HH was a Susan Combs, age 28, and Wesley, age 5 (now William, age 16?) Could this have been Hezekiah (a.k.a. Hysekiah), born ca 1824, son of Margaret Combs, daughter of RW John Combs of Perry KY? Also Note: Anannotated 1850 Perry Co., KY Census states that the above Robert Combs was the son of Unknown Combs & Lurena (STACY?), and age 10 in the 1850 Perry HH012-012 of District 2 (See also Lurena STACY below) Who was JohnH.?

HH 255-253
Matilda COMB 55 farmer 300 300 Ky [b 14 Jun 1805]
Peggy 25 spinner Ky [b 30 Mar 1833]
Sally 23 weaver Ky [b 19 Jan 1829]
Enoch 20 laborer Ky [b 30 Mar 1839]
Rinda 17 Ky [Belinda b 30 Nov 1841]
Matilda 13 Ky
Granville 11 Ky [b 2 Dec 1843]
Wm. 5 Ky
Wesley 3 Ky
Nancy 4 Ky
Jack 2 Ky
Jackson COMB 25 laborer Ky

Notes: This appears to be part of the family of Matilda WATTS (daughter of George Washington and Emilia NOBLE Watts) married Mason Combs (Bible Record of Granville Combs). Mason & Matilda WATTS Combs are found in the 1850 Breathitt Co., KY census. Some names and ages don't match, however, and several children are missing, others "out of age order." Jackson has not yet been identified.

HH 269-267
John COMB 22 farmer500 500 Ky
Marry 25 spinner Ky
Eliza J. 2 Ky [b 25 Aug 1858, Perry KY]
Elsey D. COMB 38 laborer Ky (male)

Notes: John B. Combs, then age 17, and Mary J. BEGLEY, then age 21, married 28 Sep 1855, Perry. John B., ancestry unknown, may have been same listed as born 10 May 1838 per Jesse Combs Family Records. Elsey D. Combs was the son of Sally D. Combs and William D. Combs (see 1870 Perry Co. deed). Elsey was listed on the 1850 Perry as age 24 with Clinton D. Combs age 21 (not identified)? Both John B.and Elzey D. are missing in 1870. John "B" might have been John "D" Combs styled as John D. COMBS Jr., son of Jackson D. COMBS per an 1870 Perry Co. deed. He was listed with his mother Lurena COMBS in 1850 but is not with her in 1860 yet the 1870 deed shows he was still living in Perry Co.

HH 270-268
J.H. COMB 26 farmer 1000 600 Ky
Polly A. 28 spinner Ky
Wm 6 Ky
Susan 5 Ky
Sarah 3 Ky
Lucy 2 Ky
Wm COMB 25 laborer Ky
Wile OLIVER 25 laborer Ky
Betty ARNETT 20 washer Ky
Elin MATTINGLY 16 spinner Ky
Jane HUNDLEY 12 Ky
Jacob ELIS 10 Ky idiot from birth

Notes: Josiah Henry Combs, son of Jesse and Polly BOLLING Combs, married 9 Jul 1853, Perry Co., KY, Polly Ann MATTINGLY. Their daughter Susan married Joseph Eversole. Who was William Combs, age 25? See Jacob ELLIS, then age 10, probably son of Polly (Combs?) Ellis, in 1850 Perry Co., KY HH of Elijah & Sarah ROARK Combs, Sr. His sister (?), Synthia ELLIS (ca 1824-1855), married John D. Combs (See 1850 Perry Co., KY Census).

HH 271-269
Jack COMB 24 farmer 300 150 Ky md within census year
Rachel 16 spinner Ky md within census year
Polly DOBSON 24 Ky

Notes: Who is this? Is Jack's name John or Jackson? Could this be John Combs son of Mason and Matilda WATTS Combs? Or Jackson, son of Stephen & Martha FRANCIS Combs of Breathitt Co., KY? The 1860 Perry KY Census includes only this Jack, born ca 1836, and Jackson, born ca 1835. The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census includes Jackson, born ca 1834, son of Jeremiah L. and Sally KELLY Combs, who is missing from their Perry Co., KY HH in 1860.

HH 310-308
Martha A. COMB 40 farmer 3000 400 Ky
James 16 laborer Ky
Jack 15 laborer Ky

Notes: This is apparently Martha A., widow of Jackson G. Combs. The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, HH187-205, lists James, age 8, and Jackson, age 7, in HH of Jackson G. Combs, age 34, and Martha, age 33. She was neè CRANK per The Combes Genealogy, but some records also show neè Combs. In 1870, she is found in Owsley Co., KY census as Patsy, age 50, in HH of son, Jackson [sic], age 24.

HH 321-319
Josh SMITH 41 farmer 1000 700 Ky
Anna 25 spinner Ky
John 6 Ky
Richard 5 Ky
Nancy COMB 58 spinner Ky

Notes: Is the above Nancy SMITH, b 1802 (1850 Perry Co., KY Census), daughter of Richard & Elitia Combs Smith, and wife of George Combs? Josh SMITH may have been her brother, Joshua, born 24 Oct 1818.

HH 322-320
Matt COMB 23 farmer 735 150 Ky
Hana- 21 Arkansas [prev. transcr. as Harriat, b KY]
Nancy 4 Arkansas [prev. KY]
Nick 1 Ky

Notes: Is this Matthew Combs, age 17 in 1850, son of George and Nancy SMITH Combs (see next above)? Nicholas was born 18 Jun 1859, Perry County to Matthew Combs & Hanner A____. Not found on 1870 Perry Census.

HH 328-326
John WILLIAMS 30 farmer 1200 300 Ky
Franky 30 Ky Female
Henderson 12 Ky
Preston 10 Ky
Bailis 8 Ky
Louisa 6 Ky
Lourana 4 Ky
Jer 2 Ky
Sally COMB 56 spinner VA
Rebecca COMB 9 Ky
Elijah COMB 25 laborer Ky
Rebecca SMITH 15 spinner Ky
Rebecca WMS [WILLIAMS] 60 spinner TN

Notes: Rebecca Combs, daughter of Nicholas "8" and Nancy GRIGSBY Combs, married 17 Jul 1809, Clay Co., KY, John WILLIAMS. According to William O'Conner's "Danger" manuscript, John T. WILLIAMS (above) was their son, and married Frances "Frankie" RITCHIE (daughter of John & Sylvania SIZEMORE Ritchie). In the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, Rebecca Combs Williams is listed as age 55, born KY. Who are Sally, Rebecca and Elijah Combs? Could Sally be Sallie WHITLEY Combs (Cox), widow of Jeremiah L. "Long Jerry" Combs, with son, Elijah? In the 1850 Perry Co., KY census, she was listed as Sallie COX, age 40, with son, Elijah, age 14 (and others) SW: Lurena

HH 334-332
Kindrick COMB 25 farmer 110 400 Ky
Milla 21 Ky
Cela 5 Ky
Nicholas 3 Ky [b 24 Mar 1858, Perry (VS), d 10/16/1917, Perry (DC)]
John 4 or 7/12 Ky

Note: Kindrick Combs was the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Combs Combs (1850 Perry Co Census and - See Notes). His wife, Milla Combs, was the daughter of John S. and Celia Combs Combs (1850 Perry). Theirs may have been the 31 Aug1854 Perry marriage of Kendrick Combs, 21, and Sealy [sic] Combs, 19. Kendrick was deceased by 10 Oct. 1863 when Nicholas sold land to Milley, widow of Kindrick, and her four children by name. Could he be the same Kindrick Combs, Confederate soldier, who served as a private in Co. C and Co. I of the 13th Regiment, Ky. Cavalry,and who was captured at Gladeville [Va.] on 7 July 1863 (Source: Ky. Adjutant General's Report, v. II, p.1863 and CWSS database). Milly Combs is listed with her parents on the 1870 Perry Census with children Sealy, Nickolas, John, and Elizabeth (b ca 1862). After 1870, she remarried to Russell CORNETT (1880 Perry Census) who also served in the 13th Regiment, Ky. Cavalry. Kindrick Combs was probably the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Combs Combs (1850 Perry Co Census - See Notes). His wife, Milla Combs, was the daughter of John S. and Celia Combs Combs (1850 Perry). Theirs may have been the 31 Aug1854 Perry marriage of Kendrick Combs, 21, and Sealy [sic] Combs, 19. Milly Combs is listed with her parents on the 1870 Perry Census with children Sealy, Nickolas, John and Elizabeth (b ca 1862).

HH 335-333
Jer COMB 30 farmer 900 500 Ky
Polly 22 Ky
Sintha 2 ky
John 6/12

Notes: This was probably Jeremiah Combs and Mary "Polly" FELTNER (a.k.a. FELCKNER), to whom a daughter, Martha [sic], was born in 1858 in Perry. According to The Combes Genealogy, Jeremiah was "Short Jerry," son of Moses and Lydia Combs Combs (age18 in their 1850 Perry HH). See 1870 Perry Co., KY Census, Hazard Precinct HH #157.

HH 337-335
Jer COMB 24 farmer 300 200 Ky md within census year
Marry 19 spinner Ky md within census year

Notes: According to the Annotated 1880 Perry Co., KY Census by Judy Cunagin, Jeremiah and Polly WILLIAMS Combs married 8 Sep 1859 (within the census year). According to William O'Conner's "Danger" manuscript, Jeremiah was the son of Jeremiah C." Chunky" and Sallie GRIGSBY Combs (age 11 in 1850); however, O'Conner has also confused this family with that of Jeremiah and Mary "Polly" FELTNER Combs, son of Moses and Lydia Combs Combs, and no sources given. See 1870 and 1880 Perry Co., KY Census.

HH 338-336
Nick COMB 18 farmer 300 200 Ky md within census year
Eliza 18 spinner Ky md within census year

Notes: Nicholas Combs, died Aug 1914, Lee Co., KY, married 10 Feb 1860, Eliza WILLIAMS. He may have been son of Jeremiah L. "Long" and Sally WHITELY Combs, who died 1914, Lee Co., KY (See 1850 Perry KY census HH of Sally COX. Not found in 1870. See also 1880 Perry)

HH 353-351
Jackson COMB 23 farmer 100 100 Ky md within census year
Ava 20 spinner Ky md within census year

KV Notes: Jackson (John) Comb was the son of Stephen & Martha FRANCIS Combs. He was married 1st to Ava ROBERTS: 2nd Catherine WALTERS and 3rd Martha COTTON. He moved to Lawrence Co., Ky and is listed on the 1880 Census with his second wife Catherine. Ava had three children by John then went to Missouri for unknown reasons.

HH 361/359 First District 5 July 1860, Hazard PO (transcribed by Sue Elfving from original census images)
361/359 Emry ALLEN, 25, M, farmer, RE=$1000, PP=$400, b. KY Md. within the year
Peggy, 17, F, Spiner, b. KY

Notes: 31 Jan 1860 Perry Co. Marriage Bonds. Emry ALLEN and Margaret Combs. Signed by Emry ALLEN (with his mark) (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson). She is believed to be the same Margaret, b. 1842, who was the d/o of Wesley Combs and wife Nancy Combs per her 1925 PCKY DC (informant was one Harrison Combs), and also the same Margaret who married secondly Harrison Combs (son of Jeremiah "Chunky" Combs) and is found in the 1870 Perry Co. census with husband Harrison Combs, young son Wade Combs, and a Samuel ALLEN, age 10. The 1850 Perry Co. hh of Wesley and Nancy Combs shows a daughter Margaret, age 7. Margaret, in her 1910 census record, stated she had been married twice.

HH 365-363
Ephraim COMB 35 farmer 400 100 Ky
Eliza 28 spinner Ky
Wm. 5 Ky
Jackson 2 Ky [b 3 Feb1858 Breathitt KY]
Jane JOHNSON 18 spinner Ky

Notes: Ephraim Combs married Eliza Combs, daughter of Henry & Nancy Ann BROWN Combs (1850s Perry Co., KY Records) Was this the 19 year old Ephraim (now 16 years older instead of just 10) of the 1850 Perry Co., KY HH of Jeremiah and Elizabeth "Bettie" Combs Combs, or the 18 year old Ephraim, son of Stephen & Patsy UNKNOWN Combs of Breathitt KY (1850), or were they the same Ephraim? Or neither? See also 1870 Perry Co census.

HH 367-365
Kindrick COMB 38 farmer 500 300 Ky
Betty 26 spinner Va
Elva 11 Ky female
John 8 Ky
Saml 5 Ky
Sinda 2 Ky
Biram 1 Ky

DK Note: The names on this family were very hard to read. Saml also looks like Sarah and Biram looks like Evam-Evain. Kendrick-Kindrick Combs married Betty JONES per 08 Dec 1856 Perry Co., KY birth record of daughter Lucinda (Sinda) and the 08 Oct 1935 Perry Co., KY death certificate of their son, Biram Combs, born 1859, Perry. Also Note: No 1850 census record for Kendrick and Elizabeth or Betty Combs has been located. If Elva was actually born aft Jun 1850, it is possible that Kendrick was the same as Kinick [sic] Combs, age 28,on the 1850 Letcher Co., KY Census (Biram's death certificate states that Kendrick was born in Letcher). SW: Samuel. See also 1870 Perry.

HH 371-369
Levi COMB 35 farmer 1000 500 Ky
Silva 34 Ky
Mariah 11 Ky
Louisa 9 Ky
Bailis 7 Ky [b 9 Jul 1858, Perry Co., KY Records]
Nancy 5 Ky
Winna 6/12 Ky

Notes: Levi Combs married Silvey GRIGSBY. See 1850 and 1870 Perry plus 1858 record for Bailis,and 1915 Knott Co., KY Death Certificate of son, John (b 1862/3).

HH 374-372
Frank COMB S. 30 farmer 200 100 Ky md within census year
Roda 22 Ky md within census year
Wm 6 Ky [b 5 Mar 1855 Perry KY]

Notes: Francis Combs and Rhoda RICHIE [RITCHIE] married 25 Feb 1860 per their Perry Co. marriage bond. Rhoda appears to be a second wife for Francis Combs. There is a 5 Mar 1854 Perry Co. birth record for William, son of Francis and Rody HOLIDAY; however, Rody HOLLIDAY may be the same as Rainey HOLLIDAY Combs who dies 11 days later (16 Mar 1854 Death: Rainey Combs, age 20 yrs, female, died of typhoid; daughter of John HOLLIDAY). In 1850, she was still in the Perry Co., KY Census HH of her parents(?), District 2, 59-62, and was age 17. In 1871, Nancy Combs, Francis Combs, Rachel RITCHIE, and L.D. Combs sold their rights to 200 acres of land on Coots Br. that had been previously conveyed to Nancy Combs, wife of George Combs, and her children (unnamed) by George Combs. This deed indicates Francis, Rachel, and LD were children of Nancy by George Combs. The 1850 census record for George and Nancy also show Mathew, James, Nicholas, and an Isaac who are not named in this deed (reasons unknown). Also note that Sue Elfving corrected above census from Frank Comb Sr. to Frank Comb S. using original census.

HH 377-375
Frank COMB Jr 27 farmer 75 100 Ky
Vina 25 spinner Ky
John 3 Ky
Austin 4/12 Ky

Notes: Franklin Combs married 16 Aug 1856, Perry Co., KY, Vina RITCHIE. Was Frank a.k.a. Franklin and the son of William and Elizabeth UNKNOWN Combs of the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census (District 1, 146-154)? Also note: The above is a (not uncommon) instance where Jr. and Sr. did not indicate father and son, but elder and younger - used by family, friends and neighbors to differentiate between two men with the same name.

HH 380-378
Saml COMB 32 farmer 1500 1000 Ky
Sarah 25 spinner Ky
Lucinda 9 Ky
Polly 5 Ky [b 6 Mar 1855, Perry Co., KY Records]
Lita 3 Ky
Andrew 9/12 Ky

Notes: This appears to be Samuel & Sarah ALLEN Combs (See also Apr 1854 Perry Co., KY Records). According to The Combes Genealogy, Samuel was the son of Moses and Lydia [Lette, Lita, Lethe, etc.] Combs Combs. Samuel may be the same who was listed on the 1850 Perry Co., Census, District 2, 127-137, age 22.

HH 381-379
Felix COMB 34 farmer 1500 1000 Ky
Cloey 44 spinner Ky
Syntha 19 Ky
Cloy 14 Ky
Joseph HALL 11 Ky
Nancy HALL 9 Ky
Wm. BEGLEY 4 Ky
Wm. MOORE 13 Ky
Wm. COMB 12 Ky
Dianah COMB 10 Ky
Felix COMB 8 Ky
Saml COMB 5 Ky
Moses COMB 2 Ky
Sarilda 1 Ky

Notes: Felix Combs (son of Moses and Lette Combs Combs), born 13 Feb 1826 KY (date from Fisty cemetery records,) died 8 Apr 1912, Knott Co., KY; married (1) bef 1848, Susan Combs (daughter of Jeremiah), born ca 1829, KY, died 30 May 1858, Perry Co., KY; by whom Felix had the above William, Dianna, Felix, Samuel and Moses. In Oct 1858 in Perry Co., KY (Vital Stats), Felix married (2) Chloe Branson, apparently the widow of (1) Ezekiel HALL and (2) Russell BEGLEY. The 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2, HH198-217, is headed by Ezekiel HALL, 39, and wife, Cloa, 35, b KY, and includes younger children, Synthia, 9, Cloa, 5, and Joseph, 3. The above William BEGLEY was probably issue from Chloe's marrige to Russell BEGLEY. The identity of William MOORE is unknown Sarilda Combs is apparently Felix's daughter by Chloe. SW: Lydia

HH 385-383
Preston JOHNSON 56 farmer 300 150 Ky
Milley 49 Ky
?Quinn COMB6 Ky

Notes: See the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census which lists Preston JOHNSON, then age 24, as head of household, with other members of the HH being Milly Combs [sic], then age 30, and Wesley, age 11, and Jeremiah, age 15 (in that order). According to The Combes Genealogy, Millie Combs was the daughter of Jeremiah L. "Long" Combs, and married Preston JOHNSON and Felix Combs, and had a son, John Wesley Combs by Andrew Combs (no sources given). The above ? Quinn Combs not yet identified.

HH 391-389
Biram COMB 43 farmer 300 250 Ky
Felix 19 laborer Ky
Elijah 17 laborer Ky
Boone 14 Ky

Notes:Unidentified; not found on either 1850 or 1870 Perry. See also Boon Combs, son of Barm and Hannah OWENS Combs, born 6 May 1853, KY, died 26 Jul 1919, Knott Co., KY.

HH 392-390
Wm. COMB 24 farmer 900 100 Ky
Polly 20 Ky
Jer 2 Ky
Andrew 10/12 Ky
Matilda JENT 22 Ky
Elijah JENT 9/12 Ky

Notes: Unidentified.

HH 393-391
Shade COMB 25 farmer 2000 3000 Ky
Polly 54 spinner Ky
Susan 16 spinner Ky
Juliann 14 Ky
John 24 Ky idiot from birth
?Helse? MOSELEY 23 laborer Ky
John PATTON 16 laborer Ky

Notes: Shadrach Combs, son of John L. and Polly (Combs? MOSELEY?) Combs. John L. Combs (son of Jeremiah L. "Long" Combs), died Aug 1859, Perry (1860 Mortality Schedule), and the above Polly is his widow. John, age 24, was son of John L. and Polly, and also termed "idiotic" on the 1850 Perry census. According to The Combes Genealogy, Polly was the daughter of Shadrach "Old Shade" Combs of Letcher Co., KY, but the 14 Jan 1929 Knott Co., KY death certificate of her daughter, Susan, lists Polly as a MOSELEY.

#437/435
Ezekiel BRASHEARS 35 Ky
Mary A. 29 Ky
Lafayett 7 Ky
Mariah 5 Ky
Sarah 3 Ky
Usley 1/12
(Transcribed by Norma Adams)

Note: Mariann COMBS married 14 Mar 1859 Perry Co., KY to Ezekiel BRASHEAR. Mary Ann was the daughter of Tarlton and Elizabeth ISON Combs.

HH 465-463
Wes Combs 40 farmer 1000 1000 Ky
Nancy 34 spinner Ky
Granville 14 Ky
Betty 12 Ky
Milley 10 Ky
Louisa 5 Ky
Nicholas 6 Ky
Joseph 3 Ky
Thos. COLLINSWORTH 23 laborer Ky

Notes: Wesley and Nancy Combs Combs. See 1850 Perry Co., KY Census and 1925 Perry KY Death Certificate of daughter, Margaret Combs, born 1842, KY (who apparently married a Combs?) and 1936 Clark Co., KY Death Certificate of son, Granville. See also 1870 Perry Co., KY Census. Not known if significant that Nicholas and Joseph are entered "out of age order."

HH591-589
Ed/Eli COMB 26 farmer 100 25 Ky
Rachel 23 spinner Ky
Isaac 6 Ky
Betty 3 Ky

Note: Unidentified, but he could be Edward "Ned" Combs, son of James & Elizabeth Combs of HH 618-616? (See their 1850 Perry) See also 1870 Perry Census HH of Ned Combs (not an exact match)

HH 616-614
Hugh COMB 34 farmer 600 250 Ky
Nancy 25 spinner Ky
Nancy 64 NC
Wm. 8 Ky [b 7 Aug 1852, Perry Co., KY]
Eliza 6 Ky
Henry 4 Ky [b 17 Sep 1856, Perry]

Notes: Hugh Combs married 1850-1852, Nancy FRANCIS (1852 and 1856 Perry Co., KY Records), was the son of Henry Combs Jr. and the above Nancy Ann BROWN, who married 11 Mar 1816, Clay Co., KY. (See also 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 616-614, and 1851-1859 Perry Co., KY Records). Not known why Nancy BROWN Combs is listed ahead of the three children. See also 1870 Perry KY Census

HH 617-615
Martin COMB 54 farmer 2000 1000 Ky
Betty 52 spinner Ky
Preston 24 laborer Ky
?Barks? 22 laborer Ky (male)
Feriba 20 spinning Ky [prev. transcr. as "?Louisa"]
G.W. 18 laborer Ky
Hanbill 16 laborer Ky
Clinton 14 Ky
Boney 12 Ky
Polly 10 Ky
Betty 8 Ky
Nancy 6 Ky
Benj. 4 Ky

Notes: Massingill Martin Combs, Sr., son of Mason and Jane RICHARDSON Combs and husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Combs (1922 Perry Co., KY Records and 1942 Perry Co., KY Death Certificate of son, Benjamin). Also note: Massingill Martin Combs, Jr. was frequently a.k.a. Burk or Burks; G. W. was George Washington Combs and found in 1850 Perry Co., KY Census as Washington; Boney was Bonaparte S. Combs. See A History of Taylor Combs for further information on the family of Massingill Martin Combs, including links to pictures of son Benjamin and his wife Matilda, son Bonaparte, and some of the farm pictures of Bentown.

HH 618-616
James COMB 50 farmer 500 100 Ky
Betty 45 spinner Ky
Henry B. 24 laborer Ky
Tilda 18 spinner Ky
Mary 15 spinner Ky
Sally 12 Ky
John 10 Ky
Wm. 8 Ky

Notes: son of Henry & Rachel CLEMENTS Combs, Sr. according to The Combes Genealogy. See1850 Perry Co., KY Census. Tilda is not found on 1850 Census, nor in 1870. Henry and Mary are not found on 1870. Might Tilda have been wife of Henry B.?

HH 619-617
Winney C. COMB 38 farmer 100 50 Ky
Wm. 13 Ky
Betsy 11 Ky
____ 9 Ky male
____ 7 Ky female
Lar---- 4 Ky

Notes: Bluford Combs married Winney Combs 2 May 1846 Perry Co., Ky). Identity of son, age 9,unknown; however, a son, Francis, was born to them in 1853, and a daughter, Lurana in 1856. Not found on 1870 Perry Census. See 1880 Breathitt Co., KY Census

HH 623-621
Wash COMB 63 farmer 700 1000 Tn
Sally 51 spinner Ky
Peggy 25 weaver Ky [was transcr. age 35]
_. _. 22 laborer Ky male [was transcr. age 32]
Manerva 23 weaver Ky
J.P. 3 Ky

Notes: Washington Combs, son of Mason & Jane RICHARDSON Combs, married Sally, who was a WHITAKER per The Combes Genealogy (no source given). The male born ca 1838 was apparently their son, Jefferson, born 1835-1837, may have been Jefferson, born 1835-1838 per 1850-1880 Perry Co., KY Census records. Jefferson Combs married 30 Apr 1860, Manerva Combs (Annotated 1880 Perry Co., KY Census) who may have been the same who was daughter of Biram and Mariah MESSER Combs (age 14 in the 1850 Perry -not researched). According to The Combes Genealogy, Wash's daughter, Margaret (Peggy), had a son, Pearl, by John LACY. Could J. P., age 3, be that son? Could he actually have been G.P. and the Granville Combs, age 13, of the 1870 Perry Co., KY Census record of Wash and Sally? Peggy was not on the 1850 Perry Census unless she was Peggy listed as then age 41.

HH 633/631 1st District, Hazard PO, 17 July 1860, p. 96
Wm McINTIRE 24, m, farmer, b. KY RE=$200, PP=$600
Dianah McINTIRE 18, f, spinner, b. KY
Sally McINTIRE 60, f,
(Source: Transcribed by Sue Elfving from original image at Heritage Quest)

Note: Dianah Combs, daughter of William L. Combs and Margaret KELLY per Perry Co. deed records. Living next door to Sorena STACY aka Serena COMBS, widow of Jackson D. Combs.

1st Dist., Hazard PO, 17 July 1860, p. 96 hh 634/632
Sorena STACY 45, f, farmer, b. KY, RE/PP = $200/100
Eliza A STACY 23, f, spinner, b. KY
Alex STACY 18, m, labor b. KY
John STACY 15, m, labor b. KY
Virgil STACY 13, m b. KY
Mary A STACY 10, f, b. KY
Shade STACY 1, m b. KY
[Source: Original image from Heritage Quest transcribed by Sue Elfving]

Notes: 1860 is the only census year that lists Sorena as a STACY. In all other census records (1850, 1870, and 1880) she is styled as a Combs. Sorena STACY aka Serena Combs aka Reen Combs aka Lurena Combs are the same individual. In the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, Lurena Combs was listed as age 29, born KY, and headed the District 2, HH 012-012 household that included Robert Combs, age 10 (see Robert, age 20, in Hezekiah Combs' HH 247-245), and the above five children also listed as Combs. Lurena was then living on the same property with William D. Combs, born ca 1790, VA., who was the widowed husband of Sally COMBS, d/o of Mason Combs. According to one annotated census transcription, Lurena was neè STACY (no source given). In 1870 and 1880 she was Serena COMBS. Perry Co., Ky. deeds show that she was Reen Combs, the widow of Jackson D. COMBS who died in Sept. 1849 per the Mortality Census. All children except Shade were her children by Jackson. It is not known if she remarried to a Stacy, and it is not known if Shade was her son; however, he was still with her in 1880 and listed as a Combs. An 1870 Perry Co. deed lists the heirs of Jackson D. Combs to wit: Eliza Ann DONE [wife of Joseph Done], John D. Combs Jr., Alexander D. Combs, Robert D. Combs, Virgil D. Combs, and Mary A. D. Combs. The children, as heirs of Jackson D. Combs, sold his interest in land as the heir of Sally D. COMBS

HH 638-636
George COMB 28 farmer 500 300 Ky
Mary A. 24 spinner Ky
?Cathyann? 3 Ky [Catherine, b 15 Mar 1856, Perry KY (VS)]
Elijah 1 Ky

Notes: George Combs married 15 May 1855, Perry Co., KY, Mary Ann BAKER. He appears to have been the George Combs, age 17, in the 1850 Perry Co., KY Census, District 2 HH008-008 of Matilda Combs (See also next HH)

HH 639-637
Hiram COMB 30 farmer 300 250 Ky
Mary 24 spinner Mo
Mary A. 5 Ark
Matilda 3 Kansas
Jer 1 Ky

Notes: The above Hiram COMBS and wife Mary WILLIAMS have (See 1926 Perry Co., KY Death Certificate of daughter Mary COMBS Wells) been confused in the past with Capt. Hiram Combs of Perry KY & Madison Co, Arkansas who married Mary WALKER & was the son of Elijah & Mary "Polly" Combs Combs, Jr. Researcher Tabatha L. Farler Haddix reports that the above Hiram Combs was the illegitimate son of Clinton Combs (son of Mason & Jane RICHARDSON Combs) & Matilda Combs (daughter of George & Lydia HARRELL Combs) according to oral family history related by Hiram Combs himself directly to Tabitha's grandfather, Taylor Combs, born Dec. 29, 1899 who is still living (Jan 1998) . The confusion is relative to both Hiram Combs having resided in both Perry County and Madison Co., AR, although this Hiram apparently moved back and forth. See 1850 Perry Co., KY Census HH of Matilda Combs, 1870 Perry County HH of Hiram, and Two Hiram Combs of Perry Co., KY and Madison Co, Arkansas
5 March 1860 (PC-KY DBD:140). Perry LEWIS to Granvill Combs, both of Perry County...$50...land 150 acres in Perry County on the Big Beech Opening of Willard Creek...a creek of the North Fork of the Ky. River...beginning at a conditional line made between Hiram FIELDS and the said LEWIS...5 March 1860. Signed Wm O LEWIS. Acknowledged by grantor and admitted to record on 5 March 1860. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).


1861-1871Scott County, Virginia digitized Chancery Court case file records on the Cornetts were so closely with the Early Perry Co families including Combs and Davidsons. (provided by Sue Elfving)

There are two important chancery cases relative to the wives and families of Samuel Cornett. I recommend that anyone who is interested in the descendants of Samuel Cornett review these case files.

Samuel Cornett was a brother to the noted RW William Cornett. He first married Mary Benham as documented by their Washington Co, Va., marriage record. Russell County court records later document a separate maintenance for her. Samuel removed to Kentucky with that horde of Russell Co folks that settled in Clay and Floyd Counties. By Davidson family tradition, Samuel married Mary Davidson, the eldest daughter of RW Daniel Davidson; however, we have been unable to document Mary Davidson.

These case files clearly document that Samuel Cornett and Mary Benham only had two children; Nancy Cornett who married Thomas C Norvell and Mary Cornett who married Joshua Gillam. Depositions document that Mary and Samuel were never legally divorced and that Samuel removed to Kentucky where he had more children by a woman (unnamed) who is repeatedly styled as a mistress and concubine. Apparently the arrangement was common knowledge amongst his Kentucky neighbors and family. William Cornett was the eldest child of the second family. He is deposed and talks about his parents. He states that Samuel's first wife Mary also lived with another man but does not provide the identity; therefore, we know she was still living when Samuel left Virginia and headed to Kentucky.

The cases show that Thomas C Norvell sued William Cornett in Perry County, Kentucky, on behalf of his wife Nancy and her sister Mary Gillam. Norvell claimed that Samuel Cornett was not in his right mind when he gave his son William a deed of gift for his Scott County land on Big Moccasin. Samuel was found to be of unsound mind in his very old age. As a result, William Cornett and Thomas C Norvell came to an agreement and William deeded the land in Scott County to Thomas C Norvell while the second family was allowed to keep the Kentucky estate of Samuel Cornett for their inheritance which was considerable. The illegitimacy of the second family was a major focal point of much of the testimony. After Thomas got the land, Mary Gillam (widow of Joshua Gillam) sued the Thomas Norvell heirs because she never got her share before Thomas Norvell died. The papers contain lots of papers from the Perry County suit as well.

Unfortunately the files do not document the name of the mother of the second family who is reputed to have been Mary Davidson, daughter of RW Daniel Davidson.

The case files also document the children and heirs of Nancy (Cornett) Norvell and there are depositions from some Benham relatives.

Below are the two relevant cases:

Index Number: 1861- 012 Locality: SCOTT CO
Plaintiff(s): MARY GILLAM WIDOW
Defendant(s): HEIR(S) OF THOMAS C NORVELL ETC

Index Number: 1871-018 Locality: SCOTT CO
Plaintiff(s): HEIR(S) OF GEORGE FRANCISCO ETC
MARY A ROGERS ETC
Defendant(s): ADMR OF GEORGE FRANCISCO ETC
MARY A ROGERS ETC

SE Notes: The papers make for interesting reading. These kinds of family situations were not so unusual and often provide information and insights about the family that would otherwise have never been known.


4 Feb 1861 (PC-KY DBD:27-28). Anderson [Andrew] Combs to Massingal Combs, both of Perry County...for $75 paid...100 acres by survey in Perry County, patent in the names of Jeremiah C. Combs and B. S. Combs...on Elk Branch of the North Fork of the Kentucky River...Signed Andrew Combs. Acknowledged by grantor 4 Feb. 1861. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving, please see note above on Deed Bk D).

Note: Andrew Combs was the son of Jeremiah C. Combs and Synthia SUMNER. Massingal Combs was the son of Mason "8" Combs.


4 Feb 1861. Perry Co., KY Marriage Bonds Shadrack Combs and Nancy DAVIDSON. Signed by Shadrack Combs (with his mark) and H. M. Combs (with his mark). (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)

6 Apr 1861-6 Apr 1861 (Perry Co., KY DBC:487-88) Sythey Ann Combs, daughter of Nicholas S. Combs decd., had married Fielding Combs. She was not yet 21 years of age, and she was selling her interest to Lorenza Combs. (Sue Elfving)

Notes: Sytha Ann Combs (daughter of Nicholas S. and Margaret "Peggy" Combs Combs, Jr.) married 3 Apr 1860, Perry, Fielding Combs. Missing from 1860 census, but see 1870 and 1880.

10 Apr 1861 (Perry Co., Ky., DBD:28-29). Indenture, dated 10 Apr., 1861, between Reen Combs, widow of Jackson G. [D] Combs, deceased, of Perry County, State of Kentucky, to Harvey SIZEMORE of same...for $40 in hand paid...all land in Perry County on the waters of the North Fork of the Kentucky River...beginning at the lower end of the field that Jesse STACY lived on in his lifetime...as far as any of the patents of Jesse STACY, deceased holds.........signed Reen x (her mark) Combs. Deed acknowledged by Reen COMBS 18 April 1861 and admitted to record.(transcribed by Sue Elving, see also notation above on Deed Book D)

SE Notes: Reen Combs, the widow of Jackson, is the same as Lurena aka Serena Combs in Perry Co. census records. She was listed as a STACY in 1860 but as a Combs in 1850, 1870, and 1880. An 1870 Perry Co. deed lists the children of Jackson D. COMBS deceased and they are the same found with Serena in her census records. The source for Deed Book D is a typed transcription microfilmed by the FHC and the initial G and D are often confused and I think the transcriber mistook the D for a G. The 1870 deed record identifying the heirs of Jackson D. Combs also identify Jackson as the heir of Sally D. Combs. She married William D. Combs aka William Combs Sr. and was the daughter of Mason "8" Combs. Harvey SIZEMORE was married to a Willie Combs whose parents are yet to be determined.


20 Apr 1861 (Morgan Co., KY Vital Statistics, Births) D. B. Combs, f, daughter of Richard Combs born Perry Co. Ky & May BACK born Perry Co., Ky (Transcribed by Debi Houser from KY Vital Returns-Morgan County KY, microfilm)

Notes: Is this Dicey, a.k.a. Leodicia, daughter of Richard & Mary BACK Combs, age 9 in 1870 on Menifee Co., KY Census?
30 Apr 1861. Perry Co., KY Marriage Bonds. Shaderick Combs and Rhana SALYERS. Signed by Shaderick Combs (with his mark) and Hezeriah Combs. (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)
17 May 1861 (PC-KY DBD:29-30). Indenture dated 17 May 1861 between Hezekiah Combs Sheriff of Perry County and Josiah H. Combs, both of Perry County. Witnesseth: Robert BRASHEARS sued in Perry County court...A writ of Fifa [sic] agst. the Estate of James Combs and Levi Combs for $45 + get $1.50 cost bearing date 20 May 1860.....whereas Josiah Combs issued from Clerk's office a write of fifa [sic] agst. the estate of James Combs and Edward Combs for the sum of $10 with interest from 22 Dec. 1859...ASTEN & VERMILLION agst. James Combs...then Granville Combs agst estate of James Combs with interest from 15 April 1859...[second suit by Granville Combs dated 7 Dec. 1859]...also A. C. GODSEY agst. James Combs...Tract of land advertized...purchased by Josiah H. Combs...on waters of Big Creek...[very light image and this last portion barely readable]. Signed Hezekiah Combs S.P.C. Recorded 17 May 1861. (Transcribed by Sue Elving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).


17 May 1861 (PC-KY DBD:31-32). Indenture dated 17 May 1861 between Hezekiah Combs Sheriff of Perry County and Josiah H. Combs...same court situation in that Henry Combs sued out of Clerk's Office of Perry County Circuit Court...against estate of Henry Combs and James Combs...$225 with interest from 14 Feb. 1858...also John GAMBILL for $67 from 1 Dec. 1859, and John H. ____ for $30 from 8 Sept. 1859. Signed Hezekiah Combs S.P.C. (Transcribed by Sue Elving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).

Note: The Sheirff Hezekiah Combs was the son of Margaret Combs, d/o of John "8" Combs. James Combs is the son of Henry "8" Combs and Levi Combs is the son of James per The Combes Genealogy. Edward is also a son of James and the Henry referenced in the second instrument could have also been Henry, son of James.


28 Jul 1861. Perry Co., KY Marriage Bonds. James B. FITZPATRICK and Magareitt Combs. Signed by James A.FTIZPATRICK and Jesse Combs. (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)
3 Aug. 1861 (PC-DBD:562-3). Indenture dated 3 Aug. 1861 between Jerry Combs, Phelix Combs, and Samuel Combs, heirs at law of Moses Combs, dec'd...of the first part to J. W. CRAWFORD of same...$100 paid...sell...(1) land in Perry County...beginning on the head of Long Branch...survey in the name of Jeremiah Combs...(2) land beginning at a white walnut and sugar tree...Long Brancch...Acknowedged by Jerry Combs and Polly Combs privately examined...signed Jeremiah x Combs, Polly x Combs. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see notes above on Deed Bk D.)

Notes: This above land in 2 parcels might be the same 150 acres surveyed by Jeremiah "C" Combs in 2 surveys and conveyed to Moses in 1854 by the heirs of Jeremiah "C" Combs, decd.
12 Feb 1862. Perry Co., KY Marriage Bonds. Carlow Combs and Margaret Combs. Signed Carlow Combs and Jefferson Combs. (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)
10 Oct 1863 (PC-DBD:63-4). Indenture dated 10 Oct. 1863 between Nicholas Combs of Perry County of one part and Milley Combs & her 4 children to wit: Celey Combs, Nicholas Combs, John Combs, and Elizabeth Combs, heirs of Kindrick Combs, deceased, of Perry County...for $500...sells to Milley Combs (widow) and her children...land in Perry County upon the waters of First creek...below the mouth of Rowdy, Wolf Pen Branch...as to include all lands Combs has patented on said creek....[rest was unreadable]...signed Nicholas x Combs, Elizabeth x Combs.(Transcribed by Sue Elfving; see note above on Deed Bk D

Notes: This deed documents that Kindrick Combs was deceased by 10 Oct. 1863. Is he the same Kindrick Combs, Confederate soldier, who served in Co. C and Co. I of the 13th Regiment, Ky. Cavalry, and who was captured at Gladeville [Va.] on 7 July 1863 (Source: Ky. Adjutant General's Report, v. II, p.1863 and CWSS database).
Mar 1864. Perry Co., KY Marriage Bonds. Allin Combs and Prucilla DOBSON. Signed by Allin Combs (with his mark) and Anderson Combs (with his mark) (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)
29 Mar 1864. Perry Co., KY Marriage Bonds. Hiram Combs, Jr. and Leatty SMITH. Signed by Hiram Combs, Jr. (with his mark) and Anderson Combs (with his mark). (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)
6 Apr 1864 Perry Co., KY. Married: Martha Combs-CAMPBELL & Daniel SMITH (Jim Cornett who adds that this is Martha, daughter of Moses Combs by Nancy CAMPBELL (see 1850 Perry Co., KY Census Notes)
16 May 1864 (PC-DBD:23). Indenture dated 16 May 1864 between Jeremiah and wife Francis SMITH of Perry County to Dorcas GROSS of Perry County...for $500...land in Perry County beginning at the mouth of Trace Fork...1000 acres more or less...signed Jeremiah SMITH, Francis x SMITH. Acknowledged by both grantors.(Extracted by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D.)
3 Sep 1864 (PC-DBE:334) Indenture between Stephen FIELDS and Elias Combs...$26.50 in hand paid and $14.50 secured to be paid by note bearing from date herewith the said Stephen FIELDS conveys land...on Mases big/x Creek near corner of survey made in the name of said FIELDS...containing 250 acres by patent dated 5 Dec. 1850 the said 200 acres having been heretofore sold by the Sheriff of Perry County...this deed conveys only my remaining interest in said land...Signed Stephen x FIELDS. Witness: J. B. FITZPATRICK, John A DUFF. Produced and recorded 2 March 1880. (See note above on Deed Bk E.)
17 March 1865 (PC-DBG:304-5) Indenture between Benjamin GRIGSBY Jr of the first part and Robert C Combs of the same of the second part...for $700...land in Perry County on the waters of Lots Creek...beginning at a line between Robert C Combs and John GRIGSBY Sr Deceased...to a conditional line made by Robert C Combs and John GRIGSBY Jr...so as to include all land that John GRIGSBY Decd containing 30 acres...[Polly, wife off Benjamin relinquishes her right of dower in the body of the text with note on the back stating she relinquished on 15 Oct 1869 to Jesse Combs]. Signed Benjamin x GRIGSBY (Seal), Polly x GRIGSBY (Seal). Recorded 12 May 1884. (Source: Abs. fr orig. image, FHC Film # 0968256 by S Elfving)

Notes: Robert C Combs, s/o of Samuel Combs and Nancy CORNETT married Eliza Combs, d/o of Jeremiah C Combs and Syntha SUMNER
4 May 1865 Perry Co., KY Marriage Bonds. Nickolas S. Combs and Martha Anne Combs. Signed by Nickolas Combs (with his mark) and Jesse Combs. (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson)
5 Sep 1865 (PC-DBD:14) between Washington, KELLY, William M. Combs & William SMITH of the first part to Reece YOUNG...for $400 paid...land on Lots Creek in Perry County...to include more or less land than [that] is embraced in several patents in the name of John KELLY, William M. Combs, William OWINS, and William SMITH...signed William M x Combs, Washington KELLY, William x SMITH. Acknowledged by all grantors on 8 Sept. 1865. (Extracted by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D.)
10 June 1865 (PC-KY DBD:15). Indenture dated 10 June 1865 between John Combs of Arkansas and the county of Madison and William L. Combs of Perry County State of Kentucky...said John L. Combs for $100 paid...sold all his right in land on the North Fork of the Kentucky River, the place where Jas. W. BRASHEARS has in his possession, and all his innterest in the Estate of my Father except the land on Carrs Fork. Signed John x Combs. Acknowledged by grantor on 10 June 1856 [should be 1865]. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).

Note: This John Combs was the son of Biram Combs Jr. and the grantee, William L. Combs, was the son of Jeremiah "Long Jerry" Combs Sr. John removed to Madison Co., Arkansas where he is found in the 1860 census living with Polly Combs Combs, the widow of Elijah Combs Jr. and the daughter of Long Jerry Combs.
15 Sep 1865 (PC-DBD:15). Indenture dated 15 Sept. 1865 between William L. Combs of one part and Washington KELLY of the other part...For $3...land on Lots Creek in Perry County...beginning at the mouth of Lick br...1500a more or less...Signed William x Combs. Acknowledged by grantor 5 Sept. 1865 (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; see note above on Deed Bk D.)
12 Jan 1866 - 4 Nov. 1876 (PC-DBE:69-70) Robert CORNETT and Russell CORNETT of Perry County to Enoch Combs of the same ... for $250 in hand paid, land in Perry County on Red Oak fork of Carrs Fork, beginning at a conditional line made between Robert CORNETT, Russell CORNETT, and Enoch Combs. Signed Russell CORNETT (Seal), Robert S CORNETT (Seal). Acknowledged to Jesse Combs 12 Jan. 1866. Admitted to record 4 Nov. 1876. (See note above on Deed Bk E)

Note: Enoch Combs, son of Mason Combs (b. 1795) and Matilda WATTS, d/o of George WATTS and Emilia NOBLE.
12 Aug 1867 (PC-DBE:244) Indenture between Nicholas Combs Sr. of Perry County and James M. CRAWFORD of same...for $1100 in hand paid...land in Perry County on the waters of the North Fork of the Ky. River...Robert Combs lower field and corner to a survey made in the name of Moses FELCKNER....also [2nd tract] land at lower end of Robert C. Combs...386 acres. Signed Nicholas Combs, Elizabeth x Combs. Proved by Elizabeth Combs on 1 Sept. 1875. Deed was produced to Jesse Combs Clk on 12 Aug. 1867. Acknowledged by both grantors. Recorded 31 Oct. 1894 [? Recording data was entered in different ink. This may be another deed that was not actually recorded when proven but one that sat in Clerk's office unrecorded for several years].
28 Feb. 1866 (PC-DBI:48). I Milly JOHNSON one of the heirs of Jeremiah L Combs deceased have this day bargained and sold unto Jeremiah L Combs Jr. all my interest in the land that my Father died seized and also all my interest in all the personal estate of my Father also and all my interest in all the Estate of my husband Preston JOHNSON deceased both real and personal of every kind and description...this 28 day of Feb. 1866. Signed Milly x JOHNSON. Acknowledged 28 Feb. 1866 before Jesse Combs Clerk. Recorded 30 May 1889 (Source: Abstracted from original by Sue Elfving, FHC Microfilm #0968257).

SE Notes: Milly was the daughter of Jeremiah L "Long Jerry" Combs Sr. and his first wife. Milly is selling her interests to her brother Jeremiah L. Combs Jr. This deed was recorded over 30 years after Milly sold her interests. This deed also indicates that Preston JOHNSON was deceased by 28 Feb. 1866. Milly is not found in the 1870 census.
185(1) -October term 1867 The following petition is from a Perry Co., Ky. civil case file: Heirs of Jeremiah L Combs Jr. v Shadrach Stacy found in Box 1 of Perry Co., Ky. Civil Case Files at the Ky. State Library & Archives in Frankfort abstracted by Sue Elfving

Perry Circuit Court

Jackson Combs GW Combs Fielden Combs, Andrew Combs, [blank] Combs Riley Combs Dicy Combs Subriny Caudill Watson Caudill Mary Combs Remines [sic] Combs, Perlina Combs Nancy Ann Combs & Sally Combs Against Shadrick Stacy} Petition in Equity

Pltffs say that all the pltffs except Sally Combs are the children & heirs of Jery L Combs Jr decd. That Sally Combs is his widow that Sabrina married Watson Caudill & Mary married Reminis Combs. They say that in the year 1854, deft. sued their ancestor in this Court for a tract of land lying & being in the County of Perry on Cars Fork & of the North fork of the Ky. river, that the farm of said Stacy & the land of their father joined & that the principle dispute between them was the Conditional or division line between their farms. That the contentions mainly kept up for some years when a fire broke out & caught into the fence which was the conditional line & it burned up & said Combs by that _______ having come to the conclusion that his conflicting claim was not worth the expense of sustaining it declined to rebuild it, & thus the _________ ________ along for some time, when deft Stacy rebuilt said fence.
But sometime in the year 186_ pltffs father was killed & several of the pltffs were infnts & the contest thus diminished induced the deft to prolong the continuation of said action until the lapse of time had _______the _______ of said cause as against the pltfs & becomming (sic) piqued by the heavy __________ of the accumulated Cost, on the 16th day of October 1867, he filed his petition & commenced an action against these pltfs for the same land, & on the 3 day of June 1874, the pltffs the most of whom, those who are defts in that action filed their answer & said petition by which they rennenced [sic?] all claim to said land or any part of it denied that they were in possession of land or any part of it, that he take some depositions at the J___ term of the court 1867.

See also: Perry Co., KY 1851-1859; and Jeremiah L. Combs report

Note: This record is entered on the pages twice since there is such a span of time. Once in 1851, and once in 1867
4 Dec 1866 (PC-KY DBD:441). Indenture dated 4 Dec. 1866 between Hiram WOOTEN Jr. and Bitha WOOTEN his wife and Josiah H. Combs....I, Bitha Wooten being an heir at law of Jeremiah Combs, deceased, and now the wife of Hiram Wooten aforesaid...sell to Josiah H. Combs...for $300 in hand paid or secured to be paid, the entire interest of the aforesaid Bithe Wooton, formerly Bitha Combs, in and to an undivided tract of land lying on the south side of the North Fork of the Ky. River about 1 mile below Hazard devised by will to the heirs of Jeremiah Combs, deceased...it being the farm fromerly occupied by Hiram Wooten Sr. Signed Hiram x Wooten Jr., Bitha x Wooten. Witness: James B. Fitzpatrick. Recorded 20 Sept. 187?. Acknowledged by both Hiram and Bitha on 4 Dec. 1866 by Jesse Combs.

"State of Kentucky, Perry County/ To wit: I Ira J. Davidson, County Court Clerk of the County of Perry, do certify that whilst Jesse Combs Sr., was the Clerk of the Perry County Court and William W. Combs was his Deputy, that the said Jesse Combs, Sr., made and acknowledged and signed his own proper signature the within deed for the purposes therein stated: And the said William W. Combs made with his own proper hand which appeared on the back of said deed, as follows, (to - wit:) "Acknowledged before me by Jesse Combs, William W. Combs, D.C. D.C.C. and filed this 17th day of December, 1868, W. W. Combs, D.C. P.D.D.". Said deed having been left in the County Court Clerk's Office for record. And said office becoming vacant before the same was recorded, wherefore the said deed together with this certificate is recorded by me..." Given under my hand, this 31 day of August 1875. I. J. Davidson, D.P.C.C. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).

Note: The above explanation by the recording clerk, I. J. Davidson, explains that the Clerk's office became vacant and that this deed [along with others] were received and acknowledged before Jesse Combs Clerk but never recorded and left in the vacant office which explains why there are numerous deeds executed in the 1850s and 1860s but not entered into the books until the mid-1870s. Also note: Bitha aka Ritty Combs was a daughter of Jeremiah C. "Chunky" Combs. Hiram Wooten Jr. and Ritty are living next door to her mother Hiram Sr. and Sally GRIGSBY Combs Wooten in the 1870 Perry Co. census.
13 Apr 1867 (PC-KY DBD:6-7). Indenture dated 13 April 1867 between Martha GRIGSBY and R. C. Combs, both of Perry County...for $10 paid in hand...sells land in Perry County lying on Trace Fork of Lots Creek, one fork of the North Fork of the Kentucky River...beginning on top of a cliff at the Slick Rock fork...130 acres more or less. Signed Martha x GRIGSBY. Witness: W. W. Combs. [No recording date but may not have been recorded until 1870. See 27 April 1870 deed which is the next sequential deed in Deed Book D]. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).

Note: Martha could be the widow of John GRIGSBY. See Patsy GRIGSBY in the 1850 census.
16 Oct 1867 (PC-KY DBD:62). Indenture between Lewis MOSLEY to Shadrick Combs...for $30 to be paid to William SMITH...Lewis MOSLEY conveys to Shadrick Combs land in Perry County lying on Balls Fork including all land said Lewis owns...700 acres more or less....Signed Lewis x MOSLEY. [cannot read the recording date]. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D)
8 Nov 1867 (PC-DBD:325). John SMITH of Perry County of the first part and William SMITH, Jeremiah SMITH, Samuel SMITH, Nancy SMITH, Jordan SMITH, Manford SMITH, Viney SMITH, Richard SMITH, Benjamin SMITH, and Milly SMITH of the second part....For "love and affection I have for my children..." land in Perry County on Lots Creek...beginning at the mouth of Big Fork of Lots Creek above Levi COMBS...Jacob GAYHEART'S line...branch between John SMITH'S and Levi Combs's...375 acres more or less....signed John x SMITH.
And I also bequeath the following personal property - 1 mare & cold, 17 cattle, 19 head of hogs, & 23 head of sheep and their increase from this time forward, and $100 note with interest and one other note with interest...8 Nov. 1867. [No recording data] (Abstracted by Sue Elfing; please see note above on Deed Bk D.)

SE Note: John deeded his land to all of his children, both adult and minors. In 1860 Perry Co. census, Nancy was Nancy A. Smith, Jordan was J. M. Smith. In 1870 there was no daughter Milly Smith in the household but there was a Grant, age 4 months. John's wife was Will(e)y Combs, daughter of Jeremiah "Long Jerry" Combs, so documented by deed records involving heirs of Jeremiah Combs. Could it be that he included his wife Willy in the list of grantees and the clerk mistranscribed the name as Milly?
8 Nov 1867 (PC-DBD:49-50). Indenture dated 8 Nov. 1867 between George W. MORGAN to Jeremiah H. Combs, both of Perry County........for $105 in hand paid...sold all of 1/7 part of a tract in Perry Co. on the waters of the North Fork of the Kentucky River being 1/7 part of a 100 acre survey, and 1/7 part of a 50 acre survey on the south side of the North Fork of the Ky. River being same land on which Jeremiah H. Combs now lives and it being same land Combs, deceased, and which land was deeded to George W. MORGAN by Samuel COMBS, and his wife, Elijah [sic - but should be Eliza] Combs, who was one of the heirs of George Combs, deceased, supposed the 2/7 of the 2 surveys to be 18 acres more or less....signed G. W. MORGAN. Acknowledged by grantor on 23 Nov. 1867. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Book D.)

SE Notes: Perry Co. records show that Eliza Combs MORGAN Combs was the daughter of George "8" Combs. She first married Zachariah MORGAN and then Samuel Combs. It is not known which Jeremiah Combs was the purchaser of this land that once belonged to old George Combs. The use of the initial "H" is interesting because we have not seen this initial used with any Jeremiah in other records. The grantor George W. MORGAN may have been the same as Washington MORGAN, son of Eliza Combs and her first husband Zachariah MORGAN.
8 April 1868 (PC-DBI:148-50) Indenture between Tarlton Combs of the first part and Harrison Combs of the second part for $200 paid to Katharine CORNITT for her part of said land I do convey a title to a certain portion of my land it being 2 parts to the said Harrison Combs...convey all that tract in Perry County on the waters of the North Fork where I now live (except one of the houses & half of the garden in my lifetime)...beginning at a Rock on the bank of said river...to a conditional line made in the name Ira Combs...signed Tarleton x Combs Seal, Elizabeth x Combs Seal. Acknowledged by Tarlton Combs on 18 April 1868 and acknowledged by Elizabeth Combs her dower on 12 May 1868 by Eli Combs. Recorded 12 Sept. 1889 (Source: Abstracted from original by Sue Elfving, FHC Microfilm #0968257).

SE Notes: Tarleton Combs, s/o of Mason "8" Combs and Jane RICHARDSON. His wife was Elizabeth ISON. The Harrison Combs is likely the same as their son Harrison. Katharine CORNITT would be their daughter Katherine who married John CORNETT. The deed was recorded 21 years after the fact.
16 April 1868 (PC-DBG:147) Indenture between Tarlton Combs of the first part and ?Wesley ISON of the second part...land in Perry County on the N Fk of the Ky River...of a survey made in the name of Tartlton Combs...75 acres...[body of text shows grantee was J H ISON. Signed Tarlton x Combs, Elisabeth x Combs. The recording information stated the indenture had been filed for record in the lifetime of Jesse Combs and said acknowledged by Tarlton Combs before W W Combs the D C C this 18 April 1868 and acknowledged by Elizabeth 13 May 1868 but was never recorded because the office of the clerk was vacated by reason of the death of Jese Combs. Recorded 19 May 1883. (Source: Abs. fr orig. image, FHC Film # 0968256, by S Elfving)

Notes: Tartlton Combs, s/o of Mason "8" Combs and Jane RICHARDSON, married Elizabeth ISON.
18 Apr 1868 (PC-KY DBD:23-4). Indenture between Tarlton Combs and Maryann BRASHEARS...for $200...land in Perry County on the waters of the North side of Kentucky River...P.W. HALLS line...400 acres more or less...18 April 1868. Signed Tarlton x Combs, Elizabeth x Combs. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).

Note: Tarlton Combs was the son of Mason "8" Combs and he was married to Elizabeth ISON.
1 June 1868 (PCKY DBD:330-1). Indenture as result of a suit. Indenture made 1 June 1868 between Zachariah MORGAN Deputy for Felix T. BAILEY, Sheriff of Perry County, to Josiah H. Combs of Perry County. Andrew Combs sued out of Clerk's Office against the estate of Samuel Combs and Elhannon Combs for $28.54 plus interest from 2 Dec. 1852...[also other amounts]...parcel granted to Josiah H. Combs by Morgan...[land was below where Jermiah Combs's mill stood]...150 or 200 acres more or less...[Samuel Combs Sr. mentioned in text]...Zachariah MORGAN, Deputy. With notation this deed was left in the Clerk's vacant office. Was acknowledged by MORGAN on 1 June 1868. Now recorded 31 Aug. 1873. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D).
11 June 1868 (PC-DBD:145-7). This Indenture between William G. [L] Combs & Margaret Combs his wife of Perry County of the first part and Washington Combs, Dianner McINTIRE, late Dianner Combs and wife of William McINTIRE, Martha Ann SUMNER, late Martha Ann Combs and wife of Robert SUMNER, Isabella HAMMOND, late Isabella Combs and wife of William HAMMOND, Sampson Combs, Granville Combs, Clarinda Combs, Spencer Combs, Sylvester Combs, William Combs Jr., Dulcena Combs, children & heirs at law of the part of the first part...in consideration of the natural love they have for their children Washington, Dianner, Martha Ann, Isabella, Sampson, Granville, Clerinda, Spencer, Sylvester, William, and Dulcena...tract where part of the first part now live...on the waters of Carrs Fork of the N. Fork of the Ky. River, all the land that we own on Carrs Fork and all that we own in the Byrum Combs Estate on the river. Also one tract on Irishman Creek bought of William JOHNSON, a tract on Red Oak bought from Russell CORNETT, a tract on Balls Fork, waters of Troublesome...A tract on Shadrick STACY'S branch. Also all the interest of William G. [L} Combs, for himself and 2 interests which he bought in and to a tract of land Irishman that belonged to his father. Also all the interest of William G. [L] Combs to a tract of land on Troublesome owned by his father and now occupied by Shadrick Combs. To have and to hold equally to the part of the second part forever. It is distinctly understood that the part and interest of land hereby transferred and deeded to Martha Ann SUMNER is for her own separate use and her heirs, and that her husband Robert SUMNER is not to have any interest in said land, nor is he to have any control in any whatsoever over said land...and the above named part of the second part are to divide the above said lands equally among themselves, and in such a maner that each one shall have an equal and equitable share...Signed William x Combs, Margaret x Combs.
Acknowledged on 11 June 1868 by grantors.
(Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk D.)

SE Notes: This William Combs with wife Margaret KELLY Combs and these children are clearly documented as William L. Combs by extensive records; therefore, the Clerk misread the initial in his transcription (see comments on Deed Book D) and carried the "G" through many other records he transcribed. William Lorenzo Combs was the son of Jeremiah L. Combs Sr. aka Long Jerry. Margaret was the d/o of Thomas KELLY. According to The Combes Genealogy, they had 9 sons and 5 daughters. In 1900 Margaret was living in the household of her son William and she stated she had 14 children with 12 living. The two deceased children would have been Meredith and Thomas (see next deed record and notes).
11 June 1868 (PC-DBD:147). Indenture of bargain, sale, and conveyance between William G. [L} Combs, and Margaret Combs, of one part and Washington Combs of the other, both of Perry County. In consideration of natural love and affection for their son Washington Combs, and for the consideration of said Washington Combs, binding himself to maintain the party of the first part, during the balance of their lives, and also to maintain his brother, Thomas Combs, in a manner suitable to their bankage and condition... & also for $2 paid in hand...sold to wit: all personal property consisting of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and all stills, houses and kitchen furniture other property, farming utensils.
The debts due me...sells and transfers to party of the second part. Signed William x G. [L] Combs, Margaret x Combs
Acknowledged by grantors and admitted to record on 11 June 1868.
(Transcribed by Sue Elvfing; please see note on Deed Book D above.)

Notes: Obviously their son Thomas Combs was unable to take care of himself. According to The Combes Genealogy, Thomas died about 1888.
30 July 1868 (PC-KY DBD:13). Indenture dated 30 July 1868 Joseph GEARHEART Sr. to Simpson Combs, both of Perry County...for $300 paid in hand...land in Perry County on waters of Lots Creek...beginning on a conditional line made between Joseph GEARHEART Sr. and William GEARHEART...beginning on the North side of Lots Creek at the mouth of Luck br...to a conditional line made by Jack CAMPBELL and William SMITH...100 acres more or less... Joseph x GEARHEART, Catherine x GEARHEART. (Transcribed by Sue Elfving; please see note above on Deed Bk. D).
17 Nov 1868 (PC-DBD:329-30). Jesse Combs To/Deed J. H. Combs THIS INDENTURE, made and entered into, this 17th day of November, 1868, between Jesse Combs, of the first part and Josiah Combs, of the second part, both of the County of Perry and State of Kentucky, WITNESSETH, that for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have for my son, J. H. Combs of the second part aforesaid I Jesse Combs, of the first part aforesaid do by these presents grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said Josiah H. Combs, his heirs &c. forever, the following described boundary of land, situated on the North Fork of the Kentucky River, in Perry County, to wit: Beginning at the mouth of a small Branch on the East side of the North Fork of the Ky. River opposite where (Jesse Combs) now lives and about one fourth of a mile below the Court house in Hazard; thence up said small Branch with its meanders to the line of a two hundred acre survey made in the name of Jesse Combs; thence North with the line of the said 200 acre survey to the beginning corner of same at the mouth of a small of a small drain opposite where Josiah H. Combs now lives; thence a straight line across the River to a sugar tree in the field about 300 yards below where J. H. Combs now lives & standing near the bank of the River, a corner to the five hundred acre survey made by Jesse Combs and patented in his name on the West side of said North Fork of Ky. River to a lynn stump near a large sycamore and opposite the Court House in Hazard, the lynn stump being a corner to said five hundred acre survey; thence a straight line crossing the River to the beginning….” Signed Jesse COMBS Sr. (Seal) “State of Kentucky,/To wit: Perry County I, Ira J. DAVIDSON, County Court Clerk of the County of Perry, do certify that whilst Jesse Combs Sr., was the Clerk of the Perry County Court and William W. Combs was his Deputy, that the said Jesse COMBS, Sr., made and acknowledged and signed his own proper signature the within deed for the purposes therein stated: And the said William W. Combs made with his own proper hand which appeared on the back of said deed, as follows, (to-wit:) “Acknowledged before me by Jesse Combs, William W. Combs, D.C. P.C.C. & filed this 17th day of December, 1868, W. W. Combs, D.C.P.C.C.”. Said deed having been left in the County Court Clerk's Office for record. And said office becoming vacant before the same was recorded, wherefore the said deed together with this certificate is recorded by me…”
Given under my hand this 31st day of August, 1873 [or 5]. I. J. DAVIDSON, D.P.C.C.

Notes: The statement by Clerk I. J. DAVIDSON about the clerk's office being vacant was included in several deeds found in Deed Book D and may account for why the deeds in this book are entered way out of sequence. (Source: FHC Microfilm of Certified typed transcript of Deed Book D, extracted and submitted by Sue Elfving)
22 Jan 1869 Perry Co., KY. Louisa Combs, born 10 Apr 1851, Perry Co., KY, married 22 Jan 1869, Perry Co., KY, Watson COLLINS, born 7 May 1844, Letcher Co., KY, died 1 Sep 1927, Cordia, Knott Co., KY. (Extracted from 3 Nov 1927 affidavit of Louise Combs Collins, CW Pension file of Watson COLLINS by Researcher Louise Perkins who adds that Louise Combs (daughter of Levi and Silva GRIGSBY Combs) died 1 Nov 1829, Perry Co., KY, and that Watson COLLINS was the son of Larkin and Nancy WILLIAMS Collins)
19 Apr 1869 (Perry Co., Ky. DBD:203). Indenture, dated 19 Apr. 1869, between Harvey SIZEMORE and his wife Miley [Willie] SIZEMORE of the first part and Milton Combs of the second part, all of Perry County...For $25 in hand paid...and further for natural affection I have for my son-in-law Milton Combs and daughter, Polly Combs, Milton Comb's wife...sells, conveys land...it be in 2 parts of my land, it being both parts that I gave to my daughter, the part I gave to my son-in-law Claiborne Combs, and my daughter Nancy Ann Combs, his wife forever...land on the North Fork of the Kentucky Rover on Elk branch...Leatherwood Gap...containing 75 acres...signed Harvey x SIZEMORE, Milley x SIZEMORE [looks like clerk had trouble reading whether a W or an M]. Acknowledged by grantors on April 19, 1869. (transcribed by Sue Elfving...see note on Deed Book D above)

Notes: Harvey must have died between April 19, 1869 and the 1870 census as Willie SIZEMORE is head of the household. Milton and Claiborne Combs were sons of Biram S. and Mariah MESSER Combs. Harvey's wife was Willie Combs as proven by the 1856 birth record of their daughter Armelda. Clabourne Combs married Nancy Ann SIZEMORE on 21 April 1865 (PC-MBB:335)
Feb 1869 Death: SMITH, Nancy (Fam #70, Troublesome), 60, f, white, md, b. Ky, Keeping house, cause: Consumption (Source: Original images from US 1870 Mortality Census: Record of individuals who died with the year ending June 1, 1870, Ancestry.com, trans. by SE)

NOTES: Family #70 Troublesome is that of John W York and wife Lucinda
Continue to Perry Co., KY 1870-1879

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