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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 by Marilyn Ellis Cahill; 1900 Perry Co., KY Census transcription by John F. "Freddie" Wilson on Rootsweb; and Lynda Combs Gipson's Perry Co., KY Marriage Index.
12 Mar 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate for Jack Combs: Place of Death: Darfork, Perry Co., KY; Residence: Darfork, Perry Co., KY; male, white, married; Born April 1870, Knott Co., KY; age: 79; Occupation: Farmer; Father: Fieldon Combs; Mother: Mint Godsey; Informant: Douglas Combs Burial: (Blank) (Transcribed by Deb Coombs)
01 May 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 027 Cert 13046 Deathvol 50 for Eligah COMBS: Residence PERRY; Male, White, Married; Age: 77; Occupation: Miner; Place of Death: Home in Jeff, Perry Co. Ky.; Birth Date: 1873; Place of Birth: Ky; Spouse: not listed; Father: Ara COMBS; Mother: Martha BURTON; Informant: Dishman COMBS; Death Date: 1 May 1950; Cause of Death: Mycarditis, Pneumonia; Signed: A Watkins MD; Burial Place: Jeff, Ky.; Undertaker: Engles, Hazard, Ky (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 21 April 2003)
8 May 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 022 Cert 10818 Deathvol 50 Place of death, Hazard, Ky Usual place of residence, Hazard, Ky. Full name, Cecil Eversole Male, White, Never Md. Date of death, May 8, 1950 Date of birth, Feb 26, 1904 Age, 46 years, 2 months, 11 days Place of birth, Hazard, Ky Occupation, Carpenter Father, C. A. Eversole Mother, Anna Combs Informant, Joe C. Eversole, Sr. Cause of death, B_____ cancer Signed, May 17, 1950, Hazard, Ky. E. C. Boggs M.D. Burial, Englewood Cemetery, Perry Co. Ky. May 10, 1950 Funeral Director, Engles of Hazard, Ky. Recieved, May 18, 1950;s, Georgia Pentleton, Registrar (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, Dec 13, 2001)
3 May 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 027 Cert 13035 Deathvol 50 Place of death, Mt Mary, Hazard, Perry Co. Usual residence, Allais, Perry Co. Ky. Full name, Jess C. Napier Date of death May 3, 1950 Male, White, Married Date of birth, 1872 Age 78 years Occupation, Farmer Birthplace, Perry Co. Ky Father, Cager Napier Mother, Harrett Combs Deceased ever in Armed Forces? No Informant, Merlin & Walter Napier Cause of death, Aremia Signed, L. F. Combs M.D., Hazard, Ky. (no date) Burial, May 4, 1950, Riverside, Perry Co. Ky. Recieved, June 6, 1950, Georgia Pendleton, Registrar (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, Dec 16, 2001)
13 Jun 1950 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 027 Cert 13047 Deathvol 50 Place of death, Homeplace Hosp, Ary, Perry Co. Ky. Full name, Lizzie Combs Date of death, June 13, 1950 Female, White, Married Date of birth, Nov 15, 1906 Age, 43 years Father, Shade Nix Mother, Tilda Holland Cause of death, Bacteremia Signed, June 13, 1950, Paul E. Adolph M.D., Homeplace, Ary, Ky. Burial, June 14, Napiers Cemetery Funeral Dir, Charlie Baker Signed, June 19, 1950, Georgia Pendleton, Registrar (Transcribed by Lynda Combs Gipson, Dec 16, 2001)
12 Oct 1951 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 043 Cert 21245 Deathvol 51 for Kenny COMBS: Male, White, Never married; Usual Residence: Sampson, Breathitt Co. Ky.; Age: 11 months; Place of Death: Ary, Homeplace Hosp, Perry Co. Ky.; Birth Date: Nov 1950; Place of Birth: Ky; Father: Mack COMBS ; Mother: Callie TRENT; Informant: Mack COMBS; Death Date: 12 Oct 1951; Cause of Death: Pneumonia; Signed: K. Cameron MD, Ary, Ky.; Burial Place: Family Cem.; Undertaker: None (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 22 April 2004)
17 Nov 1951 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 052 Cert 25770 Deathvol 51 Stamped DUPLICATE for Sam ALLEN: Residence PERRY ; Male, White, Married; Usual Residence: Rowdy, Perry Co. Ky.; Age: 83 years; Occupation: Farming; Place of Death: Homeplace Clinic & Hosp., Ary, Perry Co. Ky.; Birth Date: 20 June 1868; Place of Birth: Rowdy, Ky; Father: George ALLEN; Mother: Rachel COMBS; Informant: Callie ALLEN; Death Date: 17 Nov 1951; Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia; Signed: K. W. Cameron MD; Burial Place: Campbell Cemetery, Rowdy, Ky.; Undertaker: Maggard & Garrett Funeral Home (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 22 Aug 2003)

Lynda Combs Gipson's note: this is a duplicate of death certtificate # 25771. Some information is different designated in red color. See below.

17 Nov 1951 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 052 Cert 25771 Deathvol 51 Stamped DUPLICATE for Sam ALLEN: Male, White, Married; Usual Residence: Rowdy, Perry Co. Ky.; Age: 83 years; Occupation: Farming; Place of Death: Homeplace Clinic & Hosp., Ary, Perry Co. Ky.; Birth Date: 20 June 1868; Place of Birth: Rowdy, Ky; Father: George ALLEN; Mother: Rachel COMBS; Informant: Mrs. Callie ALLEN; Death Date: 17 Nov 1951; Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia; Signed: K. W. Cameron MD; Burial Place: Family took the body; Undertaker: (blank) (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 13 June 2003)

Lynda Combs Gipson's note: this is a duplicate of death certtificate # 25770. Some information is different. See above.
20 February 1952 Kentucky Death Certificate Corrie Combs Gayheart d. 20 February 1952. Father Will Combs Mother Cora Smith. Had been born and lived in Knott County, KY - city looks like Softshell. She died at [Saint?] Mary Hospital in Hazard, Perry Co., KY. (Transcribed by Thom Montgomery)
8 Apr 1952 Kentucky Death Certificate for Jason Combs: Pace of Death: Mt. Mary Hosp., Hazard Co., KY; Residence: Dwarf, Perry Co., KY; male, white, married; Born 30 Oct 1875, Kentucky; Aged 77 yr; Occupation: Farmer; Father: Samuel Combs; Mother: Sallie Allen; Informant: Sefrona Combs; Burial Clear Creek Cemetery, Emalena, Knott Co., KY 9 Apr 1952 (transcribed by Deb Coombs)
16 May 1952 Kentucky Death Certificate Vol 27 Cert 13278 for James M. Combs: died: 16 May 1952; Place of death: Home, Perry Co., KY; Residence: Combs, Perry Co., Ky;; Length of stay: Life; male, white, married; born 23 Apr 1889; age: 63; farmer; farm; birthplace: Kentucky; father's name Robert Combs; mother: Elzira Brashear; informant: Mrs. Maggie Combs; burial: 18 May 1952 Combs Cem. (transcribed by Deb Coombs)
21 Aug 1952 Kentucy Death Certificate for Granville Combs: Place of Death: Mt. Mary Hospital, Lamont, Hazard, Perry Co., KY; Residence: Perry Co., KY; Duration of Stay: Life; Male, white, married; Born 1879, Kentucky; age: 73 yr; Occupation: merchant, store; Father: Dave Combs; mother: Polly Davidson; Informant: Mrs. Granville Combs; Burial Combs Family Cemetery, Lamont, Perry, KY 23 Aug 1952 (Transcribed by Deb Coombs)
13 Nov 1952 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Vol: 054. Cert: 26820. DVol: 52 , Place of death, County: Perry, Usual Residence State: Kentucky, County: Perry, City or town: Buckhorn, Full Name of hospital or inst: Home, Street address: Buckhorn, Name of deceased: Bitha COMBS, Date of death: Nov. 13, 1952, Sex: Female, Color or race; White, Marital status: Widowed, Date of birth: 1888, Age: 64, Usual occupation: Housewife, Kind of Bussiness: Home, Birthplace; Kentucky, Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Tom McINTOSH, Mothers maiden name: Nancy BARGER, Informant: Irvin DANIEL, Medical Certification: Hypertensive Heart Disease, Autopsy?: No, Death occured at: 3:00A.M., Date signed: 11-16-52, Address: Blue Diamond, Signature: (Signature, S.H. WAGERS (sic scribbled), M.D. Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: Nov. 15, 1952 Combs Cemetery, Location: Buckhorn, Perry, Kentucky. Date rcd by reg: 12/3/52, Reigistrars signature: (Signature, Georgia P. SURES (sic scribbled), Funeral director: Engle Funeral Home, Hazard, Kentucky. Wm. ENGLE Jr. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
05 Nov 1953 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Vol: 053. Cert: 26211. D.Vol: 53, Reg dist nr. 1170, Primary reg dist nr. 7801, Place of death: Perry, City or town: Happy, Usual residence, State: Ky, County: Perry, City or town: Happy, Name of deceased: Sampson B. COMBS, Date of death: 11-5-53(1953), Sex: M, Color or race: W, Maritial status: Widow, Date of birth: 2-17-1863, Age: 90 Usual occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Citizen of what country?: USA, Fathers name: Clinton COMBS II [JC: Just after Clinton COMBS name were two marks that looks like two straight lines close together, hence Clinton Combs II], Mothers maiden name: Louana BAKER, Informant: Luther COMBS, Medical certification: cause of death: Arteriosclorosis due to Senility, Date signed:11-6-53(1953), Address: Hazard, Ky., Signature: (Signature) C.L. COMBS M.D., Burial or removal: Burial, Date, 11-7-53 (1953), Combs Cemetery, (Samp Combs Cemetery), Location: Jeff, Ky., Date rec'd by local reg; 12-1-53(1953), Registrars signature: (Signature) Georgia P. SEERER, Funeral director: John EVERAGE, Address: Hindman, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs who adds that Luther may have been Sampson's son)
6 Nov 1953 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 055 Cert 27032 Deathvol 53 for Richard Stanley COMBS; Residence PERRY; Male, White, Single; Age: 3 days; Place of Death: Hurst Snyder Hosp. Hazard, Perry Co. Ky.; Birth Date: 3 Nov 1953 Place of Birth: Ky.; Father: Earl COMBS; Mother: Mabel LUCAS; Informant: Earl COMBS; Death Date: 6 Nov 1953; Cause of Death: Broncial Pneumonia; Signed: (unreadable); Burial Place: Combs Cem. Lothair, Ky.; Undertaker: Maggard & Garrett (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 22 May 2004)
15 Jan 1954 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health,Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 004 Cert 01516 Death vol 54 Place of Death: County: Perry, City: Jeff, Name of hospital or inst: Home, Rural, Usual residence of deceased: State: Ky, County: Perry, City: Jeff, Street address: Rural, Name of deceased: James Patrick COMBS, Date of death: Jan15, 1954, Sex: Male, Color: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: Feb 25, 1870, Age: 83 yrs 10 months 20 days, Usual Occupation: Farmer, Kind of business: Truck, Birthplace: Ky, Citizen of what country?: US, FathersName: Clinton COMBS, Mothers maiden name: Luan BAKER, Informant: Dr. Cooley COMBS, Cause of death: Cardiac Failure, Due to Asthma and Age,Date signed: 1/19/54, Address: Hazard, Ky. Signature, J. Hagan, M.D. (signature) Burial: Burial, Date: Jan17,1954 Combs Cemetery, Location: Jeff, Perry Co., Ky., Date rcvd by reg:1-19-54 Reigstrars signature: Georgia P. SURER (sic and Signature), Funeral director: Engle Funeral Home Hazard, Ky. (Underneath Wm Engle Jr. signature) (Death Certificate Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
21 Jul 1954 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 030 Cert 14655 Deathvol 54 for ORLENA CAMPBELL: Female, White, Widowed; Age: 76 yrs; Residence: Ary, Perry Co Ky.; Place of Death: Homeplace Clinic & Hosp., Ary, Ky; Birth Date: 8 April 1878; Place of Birth: Ky; Father: Joseph HALL; Mother: Polly COMBS; Informant: Lucinda COMBS; Death Date: 21 July 1954; Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach; Signed: K. W. Cameron MD, Ary Ky.; Burial Place: Campbell Cemetery, Rowdy, Perry Co. Ky.; Undertaker: None (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 27 April 2005)
17 Feb 1955 Kentucky Death Certificate Volume 008 Cert 03622 Deathvol 55 for: NANCY A HURT; Residence PERRY; Female, White, Widowed; Age: 81 years; Occupation: (blank); Place of Death: Home in Hazard, Ky; Birth Date: Feb 10 1874; Place of Birth: Knott Co. Ky; Father: Hiram COMBS; Mother: Seattie SMITH; Informant: Seattie STACY; Death Date: Feb 17 1955; Cause of Death: Valvular? Heart Disease; Signed: Dr. C. B. COMBS, Hazard, Ky; Burial Place: Gayheart Cem., Lotts Creek, Ky; Buried By: Maggard & Garrett Funeral Home (Transcribed from microfilm from the Kentucky Historical Society by Lynda Combs Gipson, 2 May 2006)

Lynda Combs Gipson's note: Nancy was married to Andrew Jackson Hurt. Nancy's father, Hiram Hite COMBS, was the s/o Moses A. Combs and Nancy Campbell.
2 Mar 1958 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 014 Cert 06560 Deathvol 58 Place of death: Perry, City: Jeff, Ky., Length of residence: Life, City or town: Rural, Jeff, Ky., Full name of hospital or institution: Home, Name of deceased: Sophia Jones, Date of death: March 2, 1958, Sex: F. Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: Nov 26, 1896, Age: 61 yrs 2 mos 6 ds, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Perry Co. Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: E.C. Combs, Mothers maiden name: Ella Jane Combs, Informant: Leonard Jones, (son) (sic), Cause of death: Heart Failure, Date signed: 3-3-58, Address: Hazard, Ky., George A. Archer, Coroner, Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 3/4/58, Name of cemetery: Jones Cem, Location: Knott Ky., Date filed: 3-15-58, Raleigh Johnson, by L.B., Registrar, Funeral director: Brashear Fu. Home Viper, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
4 Apr 1961 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Volume 018 Cert 08615 Deathvol 61 Place of Death: County: Perry, City: Jeff, Full name of hospital: Home, Usual residence of deceased: Ky, County: Perry, City: Jeff, Name of deceased: Troy P.COMBS, Date of death: April 4, 1961, Sex: Male, Color: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: Jan 15, 1897, Age: 64, Occupation: Gulf distributor, Business: Owner, Birthplace: Ky, Citizen of what country?: USA, Fathers name: William COMBS, Mothers maiden name: Rebeca Ann COMBS, Was deceased ever in U.S. Armed Forces?.: No, Informant:Daisy COMBS (on certificate (wife)), Cause of death: Coronary Occlusion, Interval between onset and death 30 min, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 4-4, 1961 to 4-4, 1961 that I last saw the deceased alive on Apr 4, 1961 and that death occurred at 1:00 P.M., Date signed: 4-17-61Address: Hazard, Ky., Signature: D.L. (scribbled last name) M.D., Burial: Burial, Date: April 6, 1961 Jim P. COMBS Cemetery Jeff ky., Date rcd by reg: 4-17-61, Registrars signature; Cora BATES, Funeral director: Engle Funeral Home Hazard, Ky. (Death Certificate Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
28 Jun 1965 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics:Certificate of Death Volume: 034. Cert: 16628. Deathvol: 65 Registration dist nr: 1170, Primary reg dist nr:2475, Place of death: Perry, City: Hazard, Lenght of stay: 1 mo, Full name of hospital: Mt. Mary Hosp, Usual residence: State: Ky, County: Perry,City: Viper, Residence on a farm?: Yes, Street address: Rural, Residence inside city limits?: No, Name of deceased: Harry Allen Combs, Date of death: 6-28-65, Sex: Male, Color or race: White, Marital status: Never married, Date of birth: July 14, 1916, Age: 48, 1 month, 14 days, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky, Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Cliffton COMBS, Mothers maiden name: Mallie COMBS, Was deceased ever in the armed forces?: No, Social security nr: None, Informant: Cliffton COMBS (father) [note: this was writen next his name], Cause of death: Renal shutdown, Due to: Pyelonexliritis (sic), Was autopsy performed?: No, Certification: died at 7:40p.m., (no dates), Date signed: 7/4/65, Address: Hazard Kentucky, Signature: A.C. WRIGHT, md (Signature), Burial: Burial, Date: 6-30-65 Samp Combs cemetery, Location: Happy, Ky., Date rcd by registrar: 7-7-65, Registrar: Geraldine BOWLING, D.R, Funeral Director: Paul BRASHEAR, Address: Viper, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher: Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
17 Dec 1965 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Vol: 059. Cert: 29166. D.Vol: 65, Reg dist nr. 1170, Primary reg dist: 7801, Place of death, County: Perry, City: Happy, Length of stay in this place: Life, Name of Hosp or inst: Home at Happy, Usual Residence, State: Ky, County: Perry, City or Town: Happy, Street address: Rural, Residence on a farm?: Yes, Residence insidecity limits?., No, Name of deceased: Helen COMBS, Date of death: 12-17-65(1965), Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Nevermarried, Date of birth: Nov. 21,1895, Age; 70, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Citizen of what country: USA, Fathers name: Samp B. COMBS , Mothers maiden name: Rachel CORNETT, Was deceased ever in the U.S. Armed Forces?: No., Social Sec. nr.: None, Informant: Luther M. COMBS, Medical certification, cause of death: Stroke, Date signed: 12-24-65 (1965), Address: Viper, Ky. Signature: (Signature) Paul BRASHEAR, D.C., Burial or cremation: Burial, Date: 12-18-65 (1965), Name of cemetery: Samp COMBS, Location: Happy, Ky., Date rec'd by local reg: 12/27/65 (1965), Registrars signature: (Signature) Cora BATS, Funeral Director: Paul Brashear, Address: Viper, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs)
5 Feb 1966 Commonwelth of Kentucky,Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death VOLUME 008 CERTIFICATE 03951 DEATHVOL 66, Place of Death: County: Perry, City: Hazard, Kentucky, Length of stay: 2 days, Name of Hospital: Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Usual residence of deceased: State: Kentucky, County: Perry, City: Happy, Kentucky, Name of deceased: Dishmon COMBS Date of death: 2-5-66, Sex: Male, Color: White, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: 4-10-06, Age: 59, Fathers name: Pearl COMBS, Mothers maiden name: Sally Ann SUMNER, Was deceased ever in U.S. Armed Forces: Yes, Informant: Patient's Chart, Cause of death: Acute Subendocardial infarction, due to: Arteriosclerotic heart disease, Other significant condition contributing to death but not related to the terminal disease condition given in part (a):Chronic Lung disease, Fibrosis, Emphysema, Pneumonia. Was autopsy performed?.Yes, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 2-3-66 to 2-5-66,that I last saw the deceased alive on 2-5-66, and that death occurred at 2:00P.M. Date: 2-5-66, Address: Hazard, Kentucky, Signature: C.H. WILLIAMS, M.D. (signature over name), Burial: Burial, Date: 2/8/66, Name of cemetery: Family,Location: Acup,Perry, Ky. Date rec by reg: 2/16/66, Registrar; Cora BATES, Funeral director; Maggard Funeral Home, Hazard, Ky. (Death Certificate Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
12 May 1966 Kentucky Death Certificate #66 11810 Name of Deceased: Bradley Combs Date of Death: 5/12/1966 Place of Death: Perry Co., KY Usual Residence: Perry Co., KY City or Town: Happy (Acup - Happy was the post office) Length of Stay: Life Street: Rural Sex: Male Color: White Married Age: 71 Occupation: Retired Date of Birth: 11/9/1894 (his social security application and tombstone said 11/9/1895) Place of Birth: Perry Co., KY Father's Name: Remine Combs Mother's Maiden Name: Mary Combs Cause of Death: Cancer of liver Burial: 5/15/1966 Combs Cemetery, Happy, KY (should be Acup, KY) Informant: Norma Jean Wilson Funeral Director: Paul Brashear, Viper, KY (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
10 Jun 1970 Kentucky Death CertificateDeath Certificate #70 18152 Deceased Name: Ollie Combs Date of Death: 6/10/1970 Age: 69 yrs 7 mo 26 days Female White Widowed County of Death: Perry City: Jeff, KY - (Acup, Jeff was Post Office) Birth: 10/14/1900 Perry Co., KY Residence: Perry Co., KY Father: Pearl combs Mother: Sallie Ann Sumner Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion Burial: 6/12/1970 @ Bradley Combs Cemetery, Jeff, KY (should be Acup, KY) Funeral Director: Paul Brashear, Viper, KY (Transcribed by Debi Houser)
14 Jun 1978 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Volume 037, Cert 18168, Death vol 78., Deceased name: Monroe E. COMBS, Sex: M, Date of death: June 14,1978, Race; White, Age: 68, Date of birth: Aug 20, 1909, County of death: Perry, City, Hazard, Hospital: H.A.R.H, State of birth: Ky, citizen: U.S.A, Marital status: Married, Surviving spouse: Anna FIELDS, Social Security nr: 402-16-5529, County: Perry, City: Hazard, Street: 117 Combs Street, Fathers name: Hiram COMBS , Mothers maiden name: Susie EVERAGE, Informant: Anna FIELDS Combs, Address; 117 Combs Street, Hazard, Ky. 41701, Death was caused by: Immediate cause; Recurrent Cerebrovascular accident with cerebral thrombosis. Due to sonsequence of: Arteriosclerotic heart disease with cardiac arrest and Generalized arteriosclerosis, Certification: 6/14/78 at 8:50 p.m. Certifier name: Cordell H. WILLIAMS, M.D. Signature: (signature), Date: 7/10/78, Burial, Samp Combs Cemt. Location: Happy, Ky.date: June 17, 1978, Funeral director: John SHACKELFORD, Address: R.R.1 Box 124 Viper, Ky. 41774 Name of funeral home: Brashear Funeral Home, Inc. Registrar: Cara BATS, Date: 7-13-78 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "Crashedone" Combs from copy of original)
09 Aug 1978 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death , Mallie COMBS, Sex: F. Dae of death: Aug, 9,1978, Race: white, Age: 83, Date of birth: 4-24-1895, County of death: Perry, City, Hazard, Hospital or other: Haz A.R.H, State of birth: Ky. Citizen of what country: U.S.A, Marital status: Married, Surviving spouse: Clifton COMBS, Usual Occupation: Housewife, Residence: Ky, County: Perry, City: Viper, Father Name: William COMBS, Mother maiden name: Rebecca COMBS, Informant: Clifton COMBS, Mailing address: Viper, Ky. 41774, Death was caused by: Uremia due to nephrosclerosis, Due to or as a consequence of: Cerebral arteriosclerosis, Arteriosclerotic heart disease, Other significant conditions: Chronic Thrombophlebitis. Certification: 7/25/78 to 8/9/78 at 1:05 a.m., Certifier name; Cordell H. WILLIAMS M.D.(Signature) date: 8/28/78 Address: Hazard, Ky. 41701, Burial: Samp Combs Cem., Location: Dote Creek, Acup, Ky. Date; 8-11-78, Funeral Director: (Signature), Robert E. COMBS, Rr 1 Box 124 Viper, Ky. 41774, Name of funeral home: Brashear Fun Home, Inc. Registrar: Cara BATE (sic) Date: 8-29-78 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher: Jimmie CrashedOne" Combs)
27 Jul 1988 Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death Volume 045 . Cert 22441 . Death vol 88, Decedents name: Juanita COMBS, Sex: Female, Date of death: July27, 1988, Social Security No. 400-28-1650 [JC Note: this is not Juanita's SS#, Her nr. is 278-12-5162 issued in Ohio. This nr. probably belongs to her husband Homer COMBS who was the informant]. Age: 64, Date of Birth: Aug 8, 1923, Birthplace: Perry Co. Ky., Hospital inpatient: Yes, Facility name: Hazard Area Regional Medical Center, City or town: Hazard Ky., County: Perry, Marital status: Married, Surviving spouse: Homer COMBS, Decedents usual occupation: Housewife, Kind of Business: Homemaker, Residence: Ky., County: Perry, City: Hazard, Street and number: 300 Algoma Ave, Insidecity limits?: Yes, Zip code: 41701, Was decedent of hispanic origin?: No, Race: White, Fathers name: Thomas JENT, Mothers name: Dicie EVERAGE Jent, Informants name: Homer COMBS, Mailing address: 300 Algoma Ave. Hazard,Ky. 41701, Method of disposition: Burial, Place of disposition: Samp Combs Cemetery, Location: Jeff, Ky., Signature of Funeral Service: (Signature, Jimmie L. MAGGARD), Maggard Brothers Funeral Home Hazard Ky. 41701, Certifier: (Signature unreadable, scribbled), Date: 8-8-88, Time of death: 5:30 P.M., Date pronounced dead: 7-27-88, Immediate cause of death: Shock, Due to: Acute Myocardial infraction (sic), Other significant Conditions: Metastatic Carcinoma of lung, Registrars signature: (Signature; Omar L. GREEN), Date:Aug 11, 1988. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
Letters

The following two letters were transcribed by Marilyn Hansen. Both were written by Malta Eleanor DAVIDSON Ward, d/o Ira J. DAVIDSON and Martha A. COMBS. The first one is to her daughter-in-law Ellen COWLES Ward, wife of John Milton WARD. The second letter is to her daughter Dorothy WARD Hillman.

London, Ky
Sept. 5th, 1944
Mrs. Ellen Ward

Dear Ellen,

Just recieved (sic) your card announcing the arrival of the baby and I sure was glad that you were through the suspence (sic) of waiting. Your other letter came some time ago, but it seems that I never get any thing (sic) done right any more (sic). I should have written you sooner. I am working at the Hotel Laurel so you and Milton needent (sic) send money home you will need a lot to keep things going now that you have a family. I wasn't surprised that the baby was a girl. Most of my fathers family were girls he raised eight girls and only two boys.

Grandpa WARD raised six boys and they were, THADIUS STEVENS WARD, WALTER SCOT WARD, JAMES AUGUSTUS WARD, WILLIAM ANDREWS (?) WARD, SAMIAL (?) MILTON WARD, and JOHN DOWNING WARD who was my husband. Sam was the youngest boy his father came from north (sic) Carolina they were an English family and were from the british (sic) Isles. He was an Officer on the Union Side during the Civil War, and was with General Sherman when he was marching through Georgia. He came to Ky. when Ky. was still a part of Virginia and married. His Grand Father (sic) WARD was a general in the Revolutionary war. His name was ISSAC JEFFERSON WARD. Grandma WARD was from the British Isles also she was Scotch Irish mostly Irish she was borned (sic) in Salyersville Mc.Goffin (sic) Co. Ky. when Ky or (sic) the eastern part of Ky was part of Virginia she was married to grandpa WARD at Salyers ville (sic) and they moved to Hazard, Ky after their six boys were born. Two of their boys were School Teachers, and helped their father who was a contractor and builder, two of the boys were Surveryrs (sic) and did office work they also taught school some, WILL WARD was County

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Surveyor of Perry Co. Ky for several years, Two of the boys were Attorneys, my husband held several Offices, and SAM WARD was Judge of Perry County and afterwards Circuit Judge of that District. Grandma WARDS name was ARIMINTA PRATHER, she was a grandaughter (sic) of Judge AUXIER from Salyersville. All of my people were F.F.V.'s I mean the first family of Virginia they all came to Ky. when the easternpart of Ky. was a part of Virginia. My Grandfather COMBS wasa Surveyer (sic) for the Old Virginia Land Co. I mean my Great, Great, Grandfather. He settled at hazard (sic) but surveyed grants of land for each one of his Eleven sons. My Great Grandfather JESSE COMBS was one of the Eleven. I do not know the name (sic) of any of the rest; His father made his camp on Broadway hill where my mother is burried (sic) in our old Cemetery at Hazard, Ky. and killed a deer from the door of his tent the next morning, My own Great Grandfather JESSE COMBS settled at Hazard, and lived there until he died. He gave the Court Square, and all of the Church lots to the Town, and made the first plot of the Town of Hazard. It is still a mining town to us but has about 8,000 Population. He had three sons, JOHN, JESSE, and JOSIAH COMBS who was my Grandfather who's mother was POLLY BOLEYN (BOLIN) from the British Isles. All of my People on both sides came to Virginia Edinburg Scotland they were Scotch Irish, and spoke English with a Burror Brogue. we (sic) have been four Generations at Hazard, Ky. My uncles both died and all of the property came to my own Grandfather JOSIAH HARRISON COMBS. He was the first Judge of Perry County, Ky. and his father JESSE COMBS was the first Clerk of the County. My Mother was working for her Grandfather JESSE COMBS in the Clerks Office when my Father IRA JESSE DAVIDSON was elected Clerk he was the Second Clerk of the County and held both Offices County and Circuit Clerk my Mother and Father lived in the Court House and did the work in both Offices until she died when I was two years and ten months old.

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My father and mother had three girls, My Sister ANNIE ELIZA DAVIDSON was about six years old when I was born, My youngest sister was burried (sic) in her arms. My mother was MARTHA ALEEN COMBS a daughter of JOSIAH COMBS and his wife POLLYANN MATTINGLY, her Father was from France, and Her mother was ALCIE BOLEYN from England. ALCIE BOLEYN was a sister to my other Great Grandmother POLLY BOLIN they also have been in Ky. since my Great grandmother was a girl, both of my Grandparents died at Hazard Ky. My Grandfather was killed and my Grandmother was shot, she lived several years and died suddenly. Grandfather JOSIAH was Judge of Perry County and later a Represenitive (sic) from the old Eleventh Congressional District at Barbersville, Ky. he moved there a while before they killed him. My Father married again after my mother died and I have several half sisters and two brothers most of our family are in Ohio JESSIE still lives at the Old Place and ALLIE is some where in the west I scarcely ever hear from any of the family, but I guess it is my fault because I am always (Dec.) too tired to write. I will start my letter where I left off in Sept. You see I never like to think about my people, they were fine people but they were all murdered, Shot from ambush. I even woke up and foun (sic) a high powered winchester against my on (sic) side when I was ten years old; just before my Grandfather was killed. My Great Grandfather DAVIDSON, and his wife CYNTHIA CHADWELL lived near Joneshore Virginia his name was JOSEPH too; my own Grandfather JOSEPH DAVIDSON was a musician he married ALCIE COMBS after he came to Hazard, my father IRA JESSE DAVIDSON was the only son. They had several daughters. MILTONS Grandfather WARD'S mother was a ROARK; You spoke about the baby's eyes being dark blue; all of MILTON'S people on his father's side had black or brown eyes; and all of my WARD children did too; but all of my people had blue eyes just an Irish blue; I have Steel

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Grey, or blue grey changing to a dark blue steel colr (sic) when I am sick or worried, LOUISE has Irish blue eyes like my mother, LEROY has eyes like (me). So blue that thy (sic) look black some times. I know that my Father thought my eyes wouldbe weak for a long time ever time any one spoke about the strange color of my eyes he would say "Malta has eyes in the back of her head, meaning that I could see every thing in the house at once. I will be [looks like she typed 60] years old in Feb. and I can still thread my needles without glasses. Well this is all about my people for the present except that when I was about two years old a man came to Hazard who called himself FULTON FRENCH he claimed to be a verry (sic) poor man, but was never too poor to pay four men five hundred dollars each to kill any member of our family he could get out of the way. He never seemed to gain any thing by haveing (sic) them killed. A man by the name of NEWBERRY scared him to death and he died at Winchester, Ky. He only left one son MARIAN FRENCH, or whatever his name, and on (sic) daughter he was a verry (sic) wealthy man when he died. I have been sick since Oct. and I hope you will not think hard of me for not writeing (sic) sooner. I will write you and MILTON soon and tell you all of the family news; I will try to send the children something for Christmas. We had a little bit of snow on the last Thursday in Nov. It is raining here now, and looks like we are going to have a cold spell. I have been trying for a month to find some place to pack the things I have canned. There are still Cabbage Beets Carrots Turnips, and all kind (sic) of greens in the garden, but they will soon freeze now I haven't any place to store them. Love to all of the family, and write.

From your loving [looks like she tried to type Mother].
MALTA ELEANOR DAVIDSON
London, Ky
(ca 1967)
Dorothy Ward

Dear Dotte,
These people that try to write about the COMBS family never get the dates right. Grandfather JOSIAH H. COMBS was in the Senate when he was murdered in the Feud in 1894. I do not know his age at that time. He and my father knew CASIUS M. CLAY well. When CLAY visited grandfather, grandpa lived at Barboursville, Ky. in a big house. He moved there when UNCLE JOE EVERSOLE and UNCLE NICK COMBS were waylaid and killed in the Feud in April 1888. They were bushwhacked on Big Creek in Perry County. JOE EVERSOLE married my mothers sister SUSAN. NICHOLAS COMBS was my fathers, IRA J. DAVIDSON, half-brother. They were burried [sic] in the same grave in the old COMBS Cemetery on the hill above the Court House in Hazard, Perry County Ky. My grandpa JOSIAH moved to Barboursville until the trial which was held there was over then moved back to Hazard where he was murdered 1894. My grandfathers (sic) hair was the color that your hair was when you were a child. Light with a redish [sic] auburn color. His eyes were Irish blue. Our strain of Cherokee came from GRANNY LIGHTFEATHER. I never knew his first name. Grannys name was NAN. Later she married grandpa DAVIDSONS grandfather. They came from Tennessee near the Cherokee Nation of North Carolina. My father IRA J. DAVIDSONS grandparents were JOSEPH DAVIDSON SR. who married CYNTHIA CHADWICK [sic]. JOSEPH DAVIDSON SR. was an attorney at law. CYNTHIA CHADWICK [sic] was a real estate agent. They lived in Jonestown, Virginia. Father's grandparents on his mothers side were JESSE COMBS SR. from Edinburg [sic], Scotland and POLY [sic] BOLEYN (BOLIN) from England. My father and mother were first cousins because in those isolated mountains you either married your cousin in those days or you never married.

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MARTHA A. COMBS married IRA JESSE DAVIDSON of Hazard, Kentucky 1876. She died in child birth. Infant daughter was burried [sic] in her arms. Died Dec.22, 1886, burried [sic] on Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 1886. Grave on the hill above the Court House Hazard, Ky. where JESSE COMBS SR. and three sons are burried [sic]. Grandmother POLLY BOLIN and POLLY ANN COMBS also JOSIAH H. COMBS and JOSEPH DAVIDSON along with other members of the family are burried[sic] there. IRA J. DAVIDSON and MARTHA A. COMBS DAVIDSON had two living daughters. ANNA ELIZA DAVIDSON and MALTA ELLEN DAVIDSON. In 1888 my father moved from Hazard to London, Ky. with ANNIE and me. I was four years younger than ANNIE. Our mother died in 1886. My father married NAOMI PHELPS. He moved to London to get away from the Feud called the FRENCH and EVERSOLE War. Every one [sic] was mixed up in it and he had two little girls to care for. After grandpa DAVIDSON died, grandma ALCY COMBS DAVIDSON married GRANVILLE COMBS. Their children were PEGGY, NICK, CRUSOE. CRUSOE COMBS married ELLEN MAGGARD. Their children were BIGE, JOHNNIE, ALICE, ELLEN, MARGARET. PEGGY COMBS died the night I was born, Feb. 25,1884. NICHOLAS was murdered in the French Eversole Feud. My great grandparents JESSE COMBS SR. and POLY [sic] BOLIN COMBS willed all their land to their three sons, JOHN, JESSE JR., and JOSIAH H. COMBS. UNCLE JOHN was a Doctor. He died of fever. Some one [sic] shot UNCLE JESSE one night through the window while he was eating. He willed his property to JOSIAH H. COMBS. JOHNS property fell to their two sons so grandpa was the only heir. The deed making him the only heir was made in 1884. Thats [sic] where I heired [sic?] my mothers share. At that time the Eastern part of Ky. was known as Fincastle Co. Virginia until the counties of Ky were formed into a state. It was part of Virginia. Every one [sic] and their brother wants me to write them a history of the Combs family. I am feeling fine. Love to all.

Mother
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