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Gallatin Co., KY was established in 1798 from Franklin and and Shelby Counties, KY. The county seat is Warsaw.
1870 Gallatin Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

Napolean Dist. 3 p. 339
HH 102/102
Samuel DAVIS, 29, M, Farmer $6000 (personal), IN
Mary, 24, F, Keeping House, IN
William T., 1, M, KY
James COMBS, 26, M, Farm Hand, VA
William TAYLOR, 21, M, Farm Hand, IN
Step GORDON, 18, M, Black, KY
Godfrey ISAACS, 16, M, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Cupid ISAACS, 8, M, Black, KY
Kate WALLER, 28, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Betty WALLER, 5/12, F, Black, KY (b. Dec.)

Note: James COMBS is thought to be the son of James and Nancy COMBS of Lee Co VA. He and his wife can be found later on the 1910 Grant Co., KY Census.
1910 Gallatin Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

Enumerated April 28, 1910 by Nancy R. Gullion Glencoe Precinct - Sheet #12B "Oakland Road" Line 48
HH 203/204
Noah COMBS head male 32 1st marriage 11 yrs. K-K-K Farmer
Alice wife female 26
James son male 7
Samuel son male 5
Lonnie son male 4
Mebb son m 8/12

Note: Noah COMBS, son of Henry and Harriett ISAACS Combs. He was married to Mary Alice BELL.
1920 Gallatin Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

Enumerated January 14, 1920 by Howard Miller Napoleon Precinct "Big Sugar Creek Road" Line 55 HH 116/117
Noah COMBS head M 41 K-US-K Owns farm
Mary A. wife F 36 K-K-K
James son M 17 K-K-K
Sam son M 16 K-K-K
Lonnie son M 14 K-K-K
Melbert son M 10 K-K-K
Bertie daughter F 7 K-K-K
Bertha daughter F 7 K-K-K
29 Jul 1913 Commonwealth of KY Bureau of Vital Statitistics Certificate of Death File no 18497, Registered No 5883 for John Combs died 29 Jul 1913 aged 71 yr 3 mo 28 da, Napoleon, Gallatin Co., KY, single; b 2 Apr 1842; VA; father: James Combs b. VA; mother: unknown b. VA; Infromant Peter Nodler, Glencoe, Ky; Pace of Burial: IOOF Cemetery 29 Jul 1913; Undertaker JK Nesbit, Warsaw, KY (transcribed by Deb Coombs from copy of original)

Carter Combs Notes: John is the s/o James Combs and Nancy Hobbs. James is the s/o William Combs, Jr and Anna Thompson of Russell Co VA. John had a brother James that was honored by the Sons of Union Vererans this summer. Editor's note: See James Combs census in 1850 in Lee Co., VA, and also Grant Co., KY for article on James Combs.
Memorial Book - Visitor Sign-in Book (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

In Memory Of
June 6, 1933
Place of Birth
Grant County, Ky.
Mar. 5, 1877
56 years 3 months 1 day

Sugar Creek Church
10 a.m. June 9, 1933
C.L. CARLTON & Son (this was the undertaker)

In the Sweet By and By
It is Well With My Soul
Nearer My God to Thee
Special Music
God be with you till we meet again

Casket Bearers
James COMBS, Warsaw, Ky.
Sam COMBS, Warsaw, Ky.
Lonnie COMBS, Warsaw, Ky.
Melbert COMBS, Warsaw, Ky.
Tom COMBS, Williamstown, Ky.
James PIKE, Glencoe, Ky.

Final Resting Place
Odd Fellow Cemetry
Gallati County, Ky.
Fri. 9 June 1933

Relatives Attending (my grandmother, Mary Alice BELL Combs, had written the relationship out beside each name)

Lillie ACKMAN sister
Lou ACKMAN nephew
Tom COMBS bro.
Ethel COMBS sister-in-law
Noah COMBS nephew
Ed JACKSON bro-in-law
Barbara JACKSON sister-in-law
Claud ALLCORN bro-in-law
Al ALLCORN bro-in-law
Lizzie ALLCORN sister-in-law
Myrvel ALCORN sister-in-law
Jim JACKSON bro-in-law
Lizie JACKSON sister-in-law
Vernon JACKSON nephew
Jane JONES sister-in-law
Virgie BEACH niece
I.D. ISAAC cousin
Rosa ISSAC cousin
Ryle ISSAC cousin
Gladys ISSAC cousin
I.D. ISSAC uncle
Dan JONES nephew

TCC: This is to continue the information found in my grandfather Noah Combs, memorial book. This information is in my grandmother's (Mary Alice Bell Combs) handwriting.

Family Record
Father:: Henry COMBS
Mother Harriet ISSAC died Dec. 4, 1930
Deceased: Noah COMBS Born Mar. 5, 1877 Died June 6, 1933
Married to: Mary Alice BELL, born Sept 27, 1883
Jim COMBS born Jan. 1901
Sam COMBS born Nov. 14, 1903
Lonnie COMBS born June 17, 1906
Jonnie COMBS born June 17, 1906 Died June 17, 1906
Melbert COMBS born Aug. 23, 1909
Birdie COMBS born Aug. 21, 1912
Bertha COMBS born Aug. 21, 1912
Anna Belle COMBS born Apr. 22, 1918 Died Dec. 1919
Lula Mae COMBS born June 26, 1921
Betty Jane COMBS born May 17, 1924
Calvin C. COMBS born Jan. 16, 1927


Noah COMBS was born March 5, 1877. His parents were Henry and Harriet COMBS. He was one of nine children. In apperance he was stout altho he was of frail health. He was bothered with asthma and heart ailments. Aug. 9, 1900 he was united in marriage with Mary Alice BELL. To this union was born 11 children. 2 preceded their father to the grave, nine are left to mourn his loss. He died June 6, 1933 after one week's illness with pneumonia. Besides his wife and nine children he leaves one brother and one sister, Tom COMBS and Mrs. Lillie ACKMAN, also a host of friends too numerous to mention.
4 Feb 1960 issue of The Gallatin County News (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

Jas. V. COMBS, 58, Dies In Indiana

James V. COMBS, 58, a former resident of Gallatin County, died Wednesday, January 27 at Richmond, Indiana, of a brain hemorrhage. Mr. COMBS has been confined to the hospital for the past four years, following a fall from a moving truck.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice (PIKE) and nine children, Muncie, Ind., his mother, Mrs. Alice COMBS, Napoleon, Ky., three sisters, Mrs. Birdie MERCER, Warsaw; Mrs. Lula EACRET, Pendleton, Indiana, and Mrs. Betty MEADOWS, Muncie, Ind., three brothers, Sam, Melbert and Calvin, all of Gallatin County.

Services were conducted at Muncie with interment there.
6 Jan 1993 edition of The Gallatin County News (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

Robert Samuel "Bobby" COMBS, 61, of Worthville, died suddenly on Sunday, January 3, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in the Napoleon area, Gallatin County. He was a member of Sugar Creek Church of Christ and was a machine operator at the Kentucky Ladder Company, Carrollton.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Marjorie (MASTERS) Combs; daughters, Kay BRACKEN, Loveland, Ohio, Sr. Chief Petty Officer Chris GOHRANSON, El Cajon, California, Donna COMBS of Lexington, Ky., sons, Rob COMBS, Lexington, Paul Samuel COMBS, New Albany, Indiana, Jonathan David COMBS, Lexington; a sister, Dorothy J. SAMPOSON, Miami Town, Ohio, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, Carrollton, with Richard DENNY officiating. Burial was at Warsaw Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dan GRIFFIN, Mike MARKSBERRY, C.W. YANCEY, Bill GOHRANSON, Jerry COMBS, and Melbert R. COMBS.-

TCC Notes: Bobby was the son of Sam and Bell (BRADON) Combs. Most of his children were in the Lexington, KY area at that time in college.
13 Sept 1997 Ky Post (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Jean COMBS, of Glencoe, died Thursday, September 11, 1997 aged 72, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Melbert COMBS, died in 1994.

Survivors include daughters, Jill Sharon and Lois Carol COMBS, both of Glencoe; sons, Melbert ''Duke'' COMBS and Calvin COMBS, both of Glencoe; a sister, Ruth WELCH of Bedford; 13 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carlton-Lowder Funeral Home, Warsaw, with visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Interment will be in the Napoleon Cemetery.

Note: Jean's maiden name was KINMAN.
8 Dec 1999 The Gallatin County News (KY) (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

Calvin Lawrence COMBS, 48, of Glencoe, died Friday, Dec 3, 1999, at St. Luke Hospital West, Florence. He was a heavy equipment operator with Lonkard Construction Co. in Florence, a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church in Gallatin County, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Karen COMBS; a son, Mike Delehanty COMBS of Milton; daughters, Becky WEBSTER of Verona, Jessie BARTERAM of Glencoe and Carmon NOEL of Florida; a brother, Melbert Ray COMBS of Glencoe; sisters, Jill Sharon and Lois COMBS, both of Glencoe; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carlton-Lowder Funeral Home, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Napoleon Cemetery.


Napoleon IOOF Cemetery (Transcriptions and annotations by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

  • Noah COMBS 3-5-1877 6-6-1933 (son of Henry and Harriett Isaacs COMBS who are buried in Grant Co. KY)
  • Mary Alice (Bell) COMBS 9-27-1883 1-4-1972 (wife of Noah COMBS)
  • Melbert (Meb) Combs 8-23-1909 9-1-1994 (5th son of Noah & Mary Alice)
  • Jean (Kinman) COMBS 6-24-1925 9-11-1977 (wife of Melbert COMBS)
  • Calvin Coolidge COMBS 1-16-1927 5-13-1992 (6th son of Noah & Mary Alice)
  • William Edward Combs 10-16-1947 2-8-1984 (2nd son of Melbert & Jean)
  • Calvin Lawrence Combs 11-14-1951 12-3-1999 (3rd son of Melbert & Jean)
  • Jeffrey Noah COMBS 9-16-1961 2-4-1996 (2nd son of Calvin Coolidge & Doris Marie ISAACS COMBS)
  • John COMBS died 7-29-1913 (newspaper account, buried in pauper's grave in fence row, in mid-1970s rock 'headstone' destroyed, was a brother to Henry, uncle of Noah)

    New Warsaw Cemetery (Transcriptions and annotations by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

  • Sam COMBS 11-14-1903 4-20-1985 (2nd son of Noah & Mary Alice)
  • Mary Belle (Braden) COMBS 2-15-1915 2-20-1976 (wife of Sam COMBS)
  • Birdie (Bertie COMBS) Mercer 8-21-1912 7-31-1969 (twin daughter of Noah & Mary Alice, wife of Walker MERCER)
  • Robert Samuel Combs 12-17-1931 1-3-1993 (only son of Sam & Belle COMBS
  • Linda (Hutchinson) COMBS 8-15-1948 2-4-1985 (ex-wife of William Edward COMBS)
  • William Clark TUEL 4-15-1930 5-6-1959 (son-in-law of Birdie COMBS MERCER)
  • William Claude MERCER -10-19-1937 7-27-1985 (1st son of Birdie COMBS & Walker MERCER)

    Poplar Grove Cemetery (Transcriptions and annotations by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

  • Johnnie COMBS, born & died 1906 (no headstone, shown burial place by Melbert COMBS, a younger brother, twin son of Noah & Mary Alice)

    Sugar Creek Christian Church Cemetery (Transcriptions and annotations by Combs Researcher Terry Combs-Caldwell)

  • Anna Bell Combs 4-22-1918 12-15-1919 (1st daughter of Noah & Mary Alice)
  • Golda Jean COMBS 9-13-1945 10-17-1945 (1st daughter of Melbert & Jean COMBS)
    Important: All records for this county may not have been added as yet.