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Hardin is located in the Pennyrile region of the State. The County seat is at Elizabethtown, KY. The county was established in 1792-3 from Nelson, and in 1799, Breckinridge was established from Hardin. In 1804, Green gained land from Hardin and in 1810 Grayson was established from Hardin and Ohio. In 1823-4,Meade was established from Hardin and Breckinridge; and in 1843, Larue was established from Hardin.
See the Combs Families of Tonolloway, PA and also the Dr. William Franklin Coombs Manuscript (descendant of Samuel & Mary [WILKES, CHESTNUT?] Combs of
Loudoun Co VA and Nelson Co KY)
Index for Hardin Co., KY Records
1820 Hardin Co KY Tax Lists
Adin COOMBS, 220 acres, Nolin +1/2 Munfordville (
Thomas H. COOMBS, 150 acres, Nolin+132
Tacy COOMBS, 160 acres, Nolin
Fielding COOMBS, 180 acres, Nolin
Notes: This is the last year that Adin appears on Hardin Co KY Tax Lists until 1828. According to Wm. F. Coombs, Adin was residing in Hart Co., during this time period.
1820 Hardin Co., Ky Census (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from microfilm copy)
P. 026Thos COOMBS 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-18, 1 male 26-45 - 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26
P. 028 Tasy COOMBS 1 male 18-26;1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45
6 Feb 1820 (HARDIN CO.,KY. MARRIAGES 1793-1829, complied by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996 by McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp) Fielding COOMBS - Velinda COOMBS Surety Thomas COOMBS Father of bride, Adin COOMBS of Nolin
Note: Fielding,is a son of Jonah & Unknown GARNETT Combs, a grandson of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs, Sr.;
and Vilinda (a.k.a.Verlinda?), is daughter of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS and granddaughter of Samuel Combs & Mary WILKES Combs, Sr.
28 Sep 1820 recorded 9 April 1821 Hardin Co.,KY Deed Bk H FHC Film #0388594 p. 101 extracted by Deb Coombs: "An article of agreement made and entered into Between John WILLIAMS of the one part of Hardin Cty and State of Kentucky and Tasy COOMBS of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that whereas the said Williams & Coombs above mentioned have agreed to United in the holy State of matrimony and it is clearly understood by the parties
that the said Williams doth agreeto set up no claim to any of the property either real or personal estate by virtue of her marriage with the said Williams except what is hereinafter mentioned should the said Williams die before the said Coombs and leave herin a widowed State she is to have four hundred Dollars a good horse and saddleand Bed and furniture all which to be her own
property to dispose of as she may think proper given under her own property to dispose of as she may think proper given under our hands and seals this 28th day September 1820 signed and acknowledged before marriage John WILLIAMS Tasey COOMBS
her mark attest Joel C. WILLIAMS Samuel N COOMBS Henry WILLIAMS"
28 Sep 1820 Hardin Co KY Marriage Records. John WILLIAMS - Mrs. Tacy COOMBS, both of age and married before, surety Henry WIILLIAMS (Hardin County Kentucky Marriage Records" by Frances T. Ingmire) ( Combs Researcher, Debi Kendrick)
Notes: Tacy DRAKE, widow of Amos Combs, married (2) John WILLIAMS. Combs Researcher Gregg Graham adds that a marriage contract between Tacy and her second husband is in Hardin Co. KY DBH:101. According to Combs Researcher Daryl Combs, 1963 DAR File #42015 (see above) indicates that Tacy DRAKE was born 01 Sep 1766 in VA (probably Loudoun Co),
the daughter of Thomas & Eurah HUMPHREYS Drake (Thomas Drake's will was recorded in Loudoun Co.,VA naming his daughter Tacy Combs). According to the William F. Coombs Manuscript one (another?) John WILLIAMS married Mary Combs, daughter of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs, Sr.
9 Oct 1820 Monday Hardin Co., KY Court Order Book D 1819-1824 p. 75 FHL Film #03900777 (submitted by
Sue Elfving) Samuel Haycroft and Hardin Thomas two of the persons appointed to procession 510 acres of land for James CRUTCHENS patent in the name of Jeose (Jesse) COMBS made their report accompanied by a plat and certificate of John Kennedy a deputy surveyor in and for Hardin County which together with all the proceedings thereon are ordered to be entered of
NOTE: See Hardin Co., KY land record of 24 Mar 1818.
1821 Hardin Co KY Tax ListsL
Fielding COOMBS, 186 acres, Nolin
Thos. S. COOMBS, 150 acres, Nolin+75acres, Nolin
Sam'l H. COOMBS, 319 acres, Nolin
14 May 1821 Hardin Co., KY Court Orders1812-1824 FHL #0390777 (extracted by Sue Elfving): Ordered
that Thomas COOMBS, Harry (Harvey?) WILLIAMS, Samuel COOMBS, Thomas WILLIAMS, and Stephen BRISCOE be appointed patrollers on Nolin and said Thomas COOMBS be the Captain of the said patrollers (HC-COB D:121)
1822 Hardin Co KY Tax Lists:
Sam'l COOMBS, 320 acres
Thos H. COOMBS, 350 acres
Mary COOMBS (same for 1821, late taxes)
Ezekiel H. COOMBS
Notes: Ezekiel H. Combs is not mentioned in the Wm. F. Coombs Manuscript, however he is listed as a son of Asa Coombs below in the court case of 30 Sep 1825.
1823 Hardin Co KY Tax Lists
Sam'l H. COOMBS, 300 acres, Nolin
Thomas COOMBS, 270 acres, Nolin +64 acres, Nolin
Fielding COOMBS, 90 acres, Nolin
1 Mar 1823 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk H FHC Film #0388594 p. 450 (extracted by Deb Coombs): Joseph VANMETER of Hardin Co., KY sold to Thomas COOMBS of Hardin 84 acres lying in Hardin on the North side of Nolin being part of William Montgomery’s 2000 acre survey for $420 A notation is in the margin about Dower rights given up in Deed Bk K p. 387
NOTE: Thomas later resided in Henry Co., KY
16 Mar 1823 Hardin Co., KY Marriage Records. Samuel H. COOMBS - Susan WILLIAMS Man of age Surety Henry WILLIAMS, Father of bride Walter WILLIAMS Wit.-John C. WILLIAMS (extracted by Combs
researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY. MARRIAGES 1793-1829, complied by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996 by McDowell Publications)
16 Mar 16 1823 Hardin Co., KY Marriage Records. Samuel H. Combs - Susan WILLIAMS Both of age with father of bride, Waller WILLIAMS, consent. Surety Walter BRISCOE (Hardin County Kentucky Marriage Records by Frances T.
Ingmire) ( Combs Researcher, Debi Kendrick)
Note: This is apparently the same marriage annotated with just a variation of name spelling. Samuel H. Combs, son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs. See below re Walter WILLIAMS. Denise Mortoff notes: Walter Briscoe of Charles County,
Maryland acquired land at Redstone Settlement in what became Fayette County, PA in the late 1760's. He had a son Walter Briscoe born 1771 MD, who lived in the area of Nelson and Hardin Counties. The father Walter Briscoe died by drowning in the Ohio River. He has a will probated in 1785 on file with the Fayette Co., PA and Nelson Co., KY Clerk's Offices. His wife Elizabeth Compton Briscoe remarried a Joshua Hobbs. According to an old chart I have had for many years (original source unknown
and very detailed with some sources) it states that Walter Briscoe married a Hester Hinton, that she was born in Green County, PA. She is supposed to be the daughter of David Hinton and wife of Mary Van Meter. A brother of Walter's, Stephen Briscoe,
supposedly married a Sarah Hobbs. A sister married a John Hobbs. Some Williams families of Hardin County also came from Maryland. I have a Walter Mudd who lived at the southend of what is Ft. Knox today across from Abe Lincoln's father's farm there. This Mudd family married into the Gibbs and Williams families that go back directly into Maryland.
7 Apr 1823 (HARDIN CO., KY. MARRIAGES 1793-1829, complied by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996 by McDowell Publications extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp) Bennet STRAUGHEN - Uriah COOMBS Surety John WILLIAMS, who was step-father of bride, gave consent
Notes: Uriah, a daughter of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs (Williams), was a grandaughter of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs. See also court case below of 30 Sep 1825 naming Uriah as a daughter of Amos.
7 Apr 1823 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk H FHC Film #0388594 p. 478 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Adin COOMBS of Hart Co., KY sold to Thomas COOMBS of Hardin Co. 275 acres lying on the waters of Nolinn Creek “including the place where said Thomas Coombs now lives” for $400.
NOTE: Thomas later resided in Henry Co., KY where his will is recorded. See also William F. Coombs manuscript.
13 Oct 1823 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk K FHC Film #0388595 p. 203 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Adin COOMBS and Nelly his wife of the county of Hart sold 239 acres lying on the south side of Nolin to Robert C. Slaughter
of Hardin for $3000. (Signed Adin COOMBS Pamela COOMBS not Nelly Coombs)
1824 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists
Samuel COOMBS, 260
Fieldin COOMBS, 180 acres, Nolin
Thomas COOMBS, 275 acres, Nolin +64 Clear Run
Notes: The (2)64 acres previously termed Rolling Fork, then Nolin, is now Clear Run?
19 Aug 1824 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk J FHC Film #0388595 p. 273 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Alexander
MERRIFIELD & Rachel his wife of Hardin Co., KY sold 100 acres to Jacob COOMBS of Hardin Co., KY for $200. (NOT identified)
1825 Hardin Co KY Tax Lists:
Sa W. COOMBS
Samuel H. COOMBS, 200 acres, Nolin
Fielden COOMBS, 180 acres, Nolin
Thomas COOMBS, 196 acres, Nolin
1825 Nelson Co., KY Tax Lists
Jacob COOMS 100 acres in Hardin Co on Nolin 1 male above 21
Notes: Unidentified. See land record of 19 Aug 1824.
26 Jan1825 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk J FHC Film #0388595 p. 505 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Adin COOMBS of Hart County, Kentucky sold
to Fielding COMBS of Hardin Co., KY 500 acres more or less situate on the water of Nolin for $248.
NOTE: According to the WF Coombs manuscript Fielding Combs was a nephew of Adin and son of Jonas. Fielding was married to Valinda, the daughter of Adin Coombs.
26 Mar 1825 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk J FHC Film #0388595 p. 465 (extracted by Deb Coombs) … “John WILDER, William PRENTIS, John M. BANNISTER and Maswill L. MILLER purchasers of Daniel ECKES and Thomas T. BOULDIN Executor of David ROSS deceased and James PRENTIS and T BOULDIN Trustees for the said PRENTIS, WILDER &
BANNISTER by their attorney in fact” sold to “ Adin COOMBS of the County of Hart Kentucky”…. “on the 13th day of October 1821 the said PRENTIS of the first part sold unto the said COOMBS their Interest in three certain tracts of land in Hardin County Surveyed by Charles Wheeler? For himself and the representative of ROSS and MAY to wit one of thirty four acres, one of sixty one acres and one of Eleven hundred and thirty acres”…. for $200.
30 Sep 1825 Court case Mary Wilks vs Samuel Coombs heirs & adms contined Mar 1826
continued June 1826 Dismissed Sep 1826 Deft to pay Clerk and sherrif fees (donated by Julia Becker and transcribed by Deb Coombs):
To the honorable the Judge of the Hardin Circuit Court in Chancery sitting your oratrix Mary Wilks humbly complaining would most respectfully represent to your honor that some time in the year 1815 a certain Samuel Coombs departed this life seised and possed (possessed) of a considerable estate consisting of slaves and personal property your orator would state several years before the death of the said Saml he intermarried with a certain Polly ___ (blank) she would further state that the said Saml died without any lawful issue his father and mother having died before him by reason whereof the property of said Coombs or so much thereof as is subject to distribution descends to his brothers & sisters and their issue your oratrix would state that she is one
of the heirs of Amos Coombs deceased who was the brother of the said Saml Coombs she would further state she would further state (phrase repeated) that Adin Coombs Jonah Coombs Benjamin Hickman and Sally his wife late Sally Coombs and the unknown heirs of ___ (blank) Brown who intermarried with ___ (blank) Coombs Simeon F. Coombs son & heir of Jesse Coombs, Thomas Coombs Benedict Strawn & Urethra his wife late Coombs and Samuel Coombs heirs of the said Amos Coombs and Houston Coombs Ezekial H. Coombs and Polly Hatfield widow of ___ (blank) Hatfield decd late Polly Coombs heirs of Asa Coombs
decd also a brother of the sd Saml Hugh Rogers and Nancy his wife all of whom are heirs and legal representatives of the said Saml Coombs and who have a right to claim a distribution of said estate the above named heirs together with the said Polly Coombs and Walter Briscoe who administered upon the estate of the sd Saml Coombs are made defendents to this bill your
oratrix would state that the property subject to distribution is one negro man named Tom a negro woman named Celia a negro boy named Ben a negro girl named (not named) a negro boy named George one other boy named Foster also a negro boy Perry and a negro girl named Mary and the amount for which the the (double the) personal property was sold which was about five hundred dollars for greater certanty the sale & appraisement bills are made part hereof or copys thereof your oratrix would further state that no equitable division can be made without a sale of the aforesaid property your orator would state that she is entitled to one fourth part of a ninth of said estate your oratrix would further state that several years have elapsed since the administration of said estate was granted to the deft Polly Coombs & Walter Briscoe and also states that the estate is not indebted & as your oratrix is
informed .. the said estate is free from all debts responsibility or incumbrances, & further states that no ... has ever been effected of sd estate & so admins fails and refused to allow your oratrix any part of sd estate, your oratrix states that she is ready & willing if .. to execute bond with security according to law to refund .. equal proportion of any debts that may come against said estate In Tender consideration wherefore and for as much as your oratrix is without remedy at law and only relivable in this honorable court may your honor grant to yon orator the communicant .. writ of ... and compel the aforesaid defts to appear & answer the allegations of this bill or fully & completely and upon a final hearing of the ... decree an equitable division of said estate and decree your oratrix all such further relief as to the equity & justice of her case may belong & she as in duty bound will ever (pray?) be (signed Helm?)
DC Notes: The Mary Wilks above is the daughter of Amos Coombs and Tacy Drake. The Mary Coombs above is Mary or Polly Briscoe the widow of the Samuel Coombs, deceased, the defendant. She and Walter Briscoe were the administrators of the estate of Samuel Coombs. The slaves Celllia, Ben, Letitia, and George mentioned in the court case above were purchased by Mary (Briscoe) Coombs 3 May 1817 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk F FHC Film #0388593 p. 126 and were NOT a part of the estate of Mary Wilks grandfather.
Additionally, this court case closely follows what is written in the William F. Coombs manuscript. One difference is that in the court case above the wife of Hugh Rogers is named
Nancy Coombs, while in the manuscript of William F. Coombs, she is named Mary. Note also that Mary is the name noted in the referece "A Sketch of the Rogers Family" by Arthur L. Rogers published 1871 by James H Goode, Richmond. Another difference is that Martha Coombs Best, wife of Josiah Best is not named in the case above; Martha was given consent by her father Samuel to marry Josiah Best in Nelson County records in 1797, and died in 1815. The court case above names the children of Asa and Jesse.
6 Feb1826 Hardin Co KY WBD, page 86.Weden S. ENGLISH, will Aug 15, 1824.Wit- Samuel W. COOMBS. proven-Feb 6,1826 (Excerpted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY. WILLS 1793-1866 by Mary Jo Jones for Ancestral Trails Hist. Soc., 1984, McDowell Pub.)
24 Apr 1826 Kentucky Land Grants. Grantee: Combs, Adin; Acres: 200; Book: W, Page: 77; Date Survey: 4-24-1826;County: Hardin; Watercourse: None (TheKentucky Land Grants, A Systematic Index to All of the Land Grants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky 1782 -- 1924, Volume 1,Part 1, Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D. (Originally published as Filson Club Publications, Number 33, KY, p. 510)
1826 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists
Fielden Combs, 500 acres, Nolin
Samuel Combs, 200 acres, Nolin
Thomas COMS [Combs?], 196 acres, Nolin
Ezekiel H. COOMBS
Samuel W. COOMBS, 1/4 (Hart Co)
Samuel W. COOMBS, adm. of Samuel C. BEST, dec'd, 200 on acres, Nolin +300 Rockcastle Co
Notes: (1) Fielding Combs, son of Jonah & Unknown GARNETT Combs, and grandson of Samuel & Mary
WILKES Combs, Sr., is not on the 1827 tax list and was in
Henry Co., KY by 1830 (census). (2) Samuel W. COOMBS was son of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs, and also a grandson of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs, Sr. (3) Samuel C. BEST was the son of Josiah Edwards & Martha "Patty" Combs Best, and grandson of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs. (4) Thomas (son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs)
removed to Henry Co., KY where he married secondly Paulina ASHBURN in 1827.
1827 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists
Samuel COOMBS, 200 acres, Nolin
3 Mar 1827 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk L FHC Film #0388596 p. 125 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Jonathan Shepard sold to Samuel Coombs 5 acres of land on the waters of Nolin being part of David LETCHERS 1000 acre survey for $30 (signed) Jonathan SHEPARD Amelia SHEPARD her mark
17 Apr 1827 Hardin Co., KY Marriage Records. Stephen M. YEAMAN - Lucretia HELM, surety Samuel W. COOMBS (Hardin County Kentucky Marriage Records by Frances T. Ingmire) (Combs Researcher, Debi
6 Jun 1827 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk K FHC Film #0388595 p. 28 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Thomas
H. COOMBS of Hardin sold 24 ½ acres lying on the north side of Nolin part of an eleven hundred and thrity acre survey to Samuel H. COOMBS for $62.50.
NOTE: see land record of 14 Dec 1818 when Heirs of Amos COOMBS bought this land from Jonathan SHEPARD
6 Nov 1827 Hardin Co., KY WBD, page 113. William S. YOUNG, will. Wit-Samuel W. COOMBS, proven Nov 6,1827 (Excerpted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY. WILLS 1793-1866 by Mary Jo Jones for Ancestral Trails Hist. Soc., 1984, McDowell Pub.)
22 Nov 1827 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk K FHCFilm #0388595 p. 391 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Warren
CASH & Susannah his wife of Hardin sold 3 acres on the north side of Nolin being part of JacobVan METER’S Survey to Thomas H. COOMBS for $49.
NOTE: Thomas H. Coombs was the son of Amos COOMBS See land record of 12 Aug1828 where heirs of Amos are mentioned and also WF Coombs manuscript.
1828 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists:
Samuel COOMBS, 200 acres, Nolin
Adin COOMS, 200+300+200+250 Hart Co
Notes: Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs have returned to Hardin Co., KY from Hart County; however, Adin no longer has the 220 acres in Hardin and the lot in Hart Co that he had in 1820 when he left Hardin for Hart. Instead, he has a
total of 700 acres in Hardin and 250 acres in Hart.
13 Mar 1828 recorded 31 Dec 1855 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk 2 p. 128 FHC Film #0388605 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Thomas COOMBS and Perlina his wife of
Henry Co., KY of the first part and William F. HILTON and Lucy his wife late Lucy BELT, Lee BELT, John OVERALL and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth BELT, Asa BELT & Rebecca BELT heirs & legal representatives of Hignson BELT decd parties of the second part whereas Thomas COOMBS and Perlina his wife sold to the late Hignson BELT two different tracts, the first lying on the waters of Nolin containing 250 acres being part of a tract patented to heirs of John MAY and David ROSS, and the other tract containing 64 acres. Recorded 31 Dec 1855 at the request of John OVERALL
NOTE: Thomas Coombs married first Elizabeth, the daughter of Adin Coombs and second Perlina Ashburn. Thomas died between
17 March 1834 and April 1834 when his will was written and recorded in Henry Co., KY; His wife Perlina died after the 22nd day of Sep 1853 when her will was written in Henry Co., KY. See 12 Aug 1819 Hardin Co., KY record when Adin Coombs purchased the land.
7 Mar 1828 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk K FHCFilm #0388595 p. 381 (abstracted by Deb Coombs) Nancy VAN
METER wife of Joseph VAN METER relinquished her right of dower to land sold to Thomas H. COOMBS
NOTE: land record contains notation to see Bk H p.400 See 1 Mar 1823 for sale of land to Thomas H. COOMBS on Bk H. p. 450.
12 Aug 1828 recorded 6 Oct 1829 Hardin Co.,KY Deed Bk L FHC Film
#0388596 p.123 (extracted by Deb Coombs): “This Indenture made and entered into this twelfth day of August in the year ofour Lord one Thousand eight hundred and Twenty eight between Mary BEST Martha BEST and Josiah BEST in fact heirs of Josiah E. BEST deceased by John L. HELM Samuel W COOMBS and Horatio G WINTERSMITH commissinerz appointed
for and in behalf of said Infant heirz of the one part and Samuel H. COOMBS Mary WILKZ and Bennett STRAUGHN and with his wife all of the county of Hardin and State of Kentucky of the other part Witnesseth whereas the county court of Hardin at their April Term 1828 entered up the following order On motion of Samuel H. COOMBS Mary WILKZ Bennet STRAUGHAN and with STRAUGHAN and his wife who produce in court a bond executed by Josiah E. BEST now deceased to Amos COOMBZ now
deceased and Thomas COOMBS in the words and figures following to wit Know all men by these presents that
I Josiah E. BEST of Hardin County State of Kentucky have bargained and sold unto Amos COOMBS and Thomas COOMBS both of the County of Nelson and State aforesaid a certain tractor parcel of land situate in the county of Hardin and on the waters of Nolin:”… my hand and seal 30 day of September 1813 Josiah E.BEST teste Walter BRISCOE Saml COOMBS
I do assign all my right and title to the within bond over to Samuel H. Coombs January 13th, 1821 Thomas COOMBS teste Fielding COOMBS
And it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said Josiah E. BEST hath departed this life also that the said Amos COOMBS hath also departed this life leaving as his heirs Samuel H COOMBS Mary WILKS Bennett Straughn and with his wife and Thomas COOMBS that said Thomas COOMBS having by the above assignment transferred his Interest thereinto the said Samuel H COOMBS and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court by the oath of Tacy WILLIAMS a reputable witness that the consideration money hath been paid and discharged it is ordered that John L. HELM Samuel N. COOMBS and Horatio G WINTERSMITH or any two of them be appointed commissioners for and in behalf of Mary BEST Martha BEST & Josiah BEST infant heirs of Josiah E BEST deceased to convey the said land to the said Samuel COOMBS Mary WILKS Bennet STRAUGHAN and Uriah his wife according to the act of assembly in such cases made and provided and According to the tenor and effect of said bond and assignment and make report thereof to court now thereof this Indenture witnesseth that the said John L HELM Samuel
N. COOMBS and Horatio G WINTERSMITH commissioners appointed for and on behalf of the said Mary BEST Martha BEST & Josiah BEST for and in consideration of the promises hath this day granted conveyed”…“unto the Said
Samuel H. COOMBS Mary WILKS Bennett STRAUGHAN and with (? ) his wife & their heirs forever to be held in the following manner the said Samuel H COOMBS to hold all the interest which he derives by virtue of said assignment and a sone of the heirs of said Amos COOMBS and the said Mary WILKS and Bennet STRAUGHAN and with his wife to hold all the interest they derive as heirs and legal representatives of Amos COOMBS in and to the aforesaid tract situate”…“on Nolin containing 263 acres” …(signed) Mary BEST Martha BEST Josiah BEST by John L HELM Samuel W COOMBS
NOTE: Martha COOMBS, daughter of Samuel married J. BEST 06 September 1797 in Nelson Co., KY; Mary COOMBS married Israel WILKS in 28 Dec 1805 in Patrick Co., VA. Tasy COOMBS (widow of Amos) married secondly John WILLIAMS in Hardin Co., KY 28 September 1820. See also William F. Coombs manuscript.
1829 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists
Sam'l H. COOMBS
Sam'l W. COOMBS, 1 lot Munfordville (Hart Co)+1 lot Elizabethtown
Sam'l W. COOMBS, guardian for heirs of J.E. BEST, dec'd, 160 acres, Nolin +580 Rockcastle Co +207 acres, Nolin
Adin COOMBS, Sr., 200 acres, Nolin+300+200+200 Hart Co
Notes: J. E. BEST was apparently Joseph (a.k.a. Josiah?) Edwards BEST, married 6 Apr 1797, Nelson Co., KY, husband of Martha Combs (daughter of Samuel and Mary WILKES Combs) Samuel H. Combs, (son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs), married Susan WILLIAMS (daughter of Walter WILLIAMS), 1823, Hardin Co., KY, died abt 1829 in that part of Hardin which became LaRue. His wife died in 1833 (See the 1840 Hardin Co., KY marriage record of his daughter, Nancy Combs). Samuel W. COOMBS was son of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Coombs. 200 of Adin's 700 Hardin Co acres are on Nolin (See 1834 below). The land in Hart is listed as 200 acres instead of 250.
14 Apr - 3 May 1830 Hardin Co., KY Will book D, page-163 (HARDIN CO., KY. WILLS 1793-1866 by Mary Jo Jones for Ancestral Trails Hist. Soc., 1984, McDowell Pub. excerpted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp) Samuel W. COOMBS, will, Apr 14, 1830. wife-Elvira COOMBS. father-Adin COOMBS. unborn child. Executor-Adin COOMBS adn John M. BRIGGS. wit-Bryan R. YOUNG, H.G. WINTERSMITH. Proven-May 3, 1830
14 Apr 1830 Will of Samuel W. COOMBS (Hardin County Kentucky Wills & Settlements)
(Combs Researcher Debi Kindrick)
In the Name of God, Amen. I Samuel W. COOMBS of Hardin County & state of Kentucky, knowing the certaintyof death, and being of sound and diposing mind & memory & being desirous to make desposition of my worldly matters,
do make and publish as my Last Will and Testament the following. In the first place, I direct all my Just Debts & Funeral expences to be paid. It is my will and desire tht my beloved wife Elvira COOMBS, should have all the property and money of every description,which she owned at the time of her intermarriage with me, & I hereby will and bequeath the same to her and her heirs forever. And whereas my said Wife, Elvira is now pregnant, in case she should be safely delivered and the child should live in that case, I will & bequeath unto the said Child all the balance of my property, real & personal, which I held in my own right independant of my wife that may be left after the payment of my Debts, which property I direct to be sold on a long Credit at the discretion of my Executors herein afternamed. But in case the child of which my wife is pregnant should not be safely delivered or should not live to become of age or have heirs, then it is my will and desire that the said property which I hold in my own right independant of that obtained by my wife as before stated or rather the proceeds thereof which shall remain after the payment of my Debts, shall bequally divided between my said wife, Elvira COOMBS and my father Adin COOMBS. I give my Executors power to sell & Convey real Estate by Deed of General Warrenty. Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint
my father, Adin COOMBS and my friend John M. BRIGGS, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former & other wills & declaring this and no other to be my true Last Wil land Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 14th day of April, 1830. signed sealed & published by the Testator as
his Last Will and Testament in presence of the subscribing witnesses.
Bryan R. YOUNG, H.G. WINTERSMITH. Saml.W. COOMBS (seal)
At the county Court began & held for Hardin County at the courthouse in Elizabethtown on Monday the 3rd day of May, 1830 the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Samuel W. COOMBS, deceased,
was produced in court and proven by the oaths of Bryan R. YOUNG and Horatioa G. WINTERSMITH, the two subscribing witnesses thereto, who deposed on oath that the said Samuel W. COOMBS had signed sealed and published
the same in their presence as his Last Will and Testament, and they believed he was of sound and disposing mind & memory at the time of doing the same, and that they did in the presence of the testator and in presence of each other, attest the same as witnesses. It was therefore ordered that the said Will be recorded. Whereupon the same is truly admitted to record in my office this 5th day of May, 1830.
Notes: Samuel W. Combs, born 9 Aug 1799, died 16 Apr 1830, Hardin Co., KY buried Red Mills Cemetery, Hardin
Co., KY, son of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs, married Elvira MOORHEAD, by whom he had a son, Samuel W. Combs, Jr. per Wm. F. Coombs manuscript.
Attest, Saml. HAYCRAFT, Clk
1830 Hardin Co KY Tax Lists (none found)
1830 Hardin Co., KY. Census
Adin COOMBS 2 males 10-15, 2 males20-30,1 male 50-60; 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60 (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from microfilm copy)
Benjamin HICKMAN p. 339: 2 males aged 5-10; a male 20-30; 1 male 30-40; 1 male aged 60-70; 1 female aged under 5; 1
female aged 10-15; 1 female aged 30-40; 1 female aged 60-70 (Transcribed by Deb Coombs from census) NOTE: Sally Coombs maried Benjamin Hickman as per WFC manuscript and also the 30 Sep 1825 court case of Mary Wilks vs Samuel Coombs deceased above.
16 Jan 1830 recorded 30 Jun 1831 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk M FHC Film #0388596 p. 182 (extracted
by Deb Coombs): Fielding COOMBS & Vilinda his wife of the County of Hardin sold 220 acres of Land on the
waters of Nolinn to Noah ENGLISH for $300 (signed) Fielding COOMBS Vilnd COOMBS
NOTE: Fielding COOMBS son of Jonah COOMBS married Virlinda COOMBS daughter of Adin COOMBS 11 February 1820 in Hardin Co., KY Also see Hardin Co., KY land indenture of 18 Jul 1840
Thursday, June 3, 1830 Kentucky Statesman, Elizabethtown [Hardin Co], Ky. . EXECUTORS SALE
on Monday the 21st day of June next, Will be exposed to Public Sale to the highest bidder, on a credit of two and three years,
at the late residence of Doctor SAMUEL W. COOMBS, deceased, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the ESTATE, real and personal, of the said COOMBS; which was directed to be sold by his last will and testament. Consisting of HOUSE and LOT,
in said town, ONE GIG; AN EXCELLENT LIBRARY OF MEDICAL BOOKS; HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN FURNITURE, & c & c. Bond and approved security will be required of purchasers, for all sums over Ten Dollars; all under, cash will be required
in hand. Adin COOMBS, Jno.M. BRIGGS, executors
May 4, 1830 N.B. All persons indebted to the Estate of said COOMBS, as well as all who have claims against his Estate, are required to come forward and adjust them at that time. ( Microfilm, KY Newspapers, transcribed by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
NOTE: Samuel W. Coombs was the son of Adin Coombs as per WFC manuscript. as well as his will of 14 Apr 1830 above.
19 Jun 183- (probably 1830) Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk M FHC Film #0388596 p.67: Fielding COOMBS
& Valinda his wife of the county of Henry and
state of Kentucky sold to Adin COOMBS of the County of Hardin 400 acres more or less situated in Hardin on Nolin Creek for $80 (signed) Fielding COOMBS Vilinda COOMBS COOMBS
NOTE: Fielding COOMBS, son of Jonah COOMBS, married Virlinda COOMBS, daughter of Adin COOMBS 11 February 1820 in Hardin Co., KY
1831-1832 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists (missing)
Mar 1831 (day blank) Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk M FHC Film #0388596 p. 326 (abstracted by Deb Coombs): Adin COOMBS and Pamela his wife sold to John H. BRISCOE 200 acres lying onthe waters of Nolin for $350.
10 Sep 1831 Hardin Co., KY Marriages. John BRADLEY - Rebecca COOMBS , Surety Samuel DURBIN Both of age (extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGE 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996, by McDowell Publications and also extracted by Combs Researcher, Debi Kendrick from Hardin County Kentucky Marriage Records by Frances T. Ingmire)
Notes: The marriage was preformed by Linus O Coomes, C. Priest. Source: Original marriage bond and marriage Bk found at the Hardin Co., KY Clerk's Office Database. Rebecca Combs (perhaps Coomes) is not mentioned in the Wm F. Coombs manuscript or the 30 Sep 1825 court case of Mary Wilks vs. Samuel Coombs.
28 Sep 1831 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk MFHC Film #0388596 p. 239 (extracted and abstracted by Deb Coombs): “This Indenture made and entered into this twenty eight day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtyone Between Jacob VANMETER and Rebecca his wife of the one part and Thomas COOMBS of the County of Henry of the other part Witnesseth that the said
Jacob VAN METER and Rebecca his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said Thomas COOMBS hath this day granted”…. “unto the said COOMBS a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in this county of Hardin on Nolin and being the same land conveyed by Joseph VANMETER to Thomas COOMBS containing sixty four acres and bounded as follows Beginning or included in the following bounds of a tract of 85 acres of land sold by Joseph VANMETER to Thomas COOMBS”…
15 Feb 1832 Hardin Co., KY Marriage Records. Jesse ALEXANDER - Pamela COOMBS, both of age Surety Thomas JEFFRIES, Adin COOMBS, Sr., of Nolin was father of bride Wit Thomas JEFFRIES and Adin COOMBS, Jr. (extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGE 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society,1996, by McDowell Publications and also extracted by Combs Researcher, Debi Kendrick from Hardin County Kentucky Marriage Records by Frances T. Ingmire)
Notes: According to the Wm. F. Coombs manuscript, she married Jesse ALEXANDER of Mercer Co., KY; she later died in Pike Co., IN.
9 Jul 1832 - 21 Oct 1833 Hardin Co., KY WBD, page-208. James WILLIAMS, will, July 9, 1832. Children: Thomas WILLIAMS, Daniel WILLIAMS, John WILLIAMS, Kitty RAMSEY, Grandsons: James PARK, George PARK, Executors-sons, Thomas & Daniel. Wit- Adin COOMBS, Sr., Adin COOMBS, Jr. Proven- Oct 21, 1833 (Excerpted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN CO., KY. WILLS 1793-1866 by Mary Jo Jones for Ancestral Trails Hist. Soc., 1984, McDowell Pub.)
1833 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists
Adin COOMBS, 200 acres, Nolin+185 Valley Creek+200 Hart Co
Notes: Adin Combs now shows only the 200 acres on Nolin, but now has 185 acres in Valley Creek.
17 Mar 1834- Apr 1834 Henry Co., KY. Will of Thomas Combs (son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Coombs) includes: "It is my will that in as much as Adin OOMBS
purchaser.....of...Hardin County, the place said COOMBS now lives on which lies on the north side of Nolin on the road leading from Louisville to Nashville containing about two hundred acres be the same more or less which title I have not conveyed to said COOMBS, he the said COOMBS is owing me about four hundred dollars that if said COOMBS doth will and truly pay unto my administrator in two annual installments the above named farm of four hundred dollars then it is my will that Executors do make unto the said Adin COOMBS a quick claim deed to the said tract of land that is to defend from me and my heirs and no other person."
11 May 1834 Hardin Co., KY Bk O p. 221 Asa Coombs & Nancy Coombs late Nancy Welsh one of the legatees of Wm. Withers, Sr. of Nelson Co., KY sold to John Merifield that tract "being part of tract where Wm. Withers aforesaid lived being lot number one in the bottom about one and a half miles ... the mouth of Salt River
Notes: Nancy WELSH, the daughter of John and Sarah WITHERS Welsh who were married 29 Aug 1796, Lincoln Co., KY, was married (1) 19 Aug 1820, Nelson Co., KY to William STEWART "of Bedford, PA;" and (2) Asa Combs. Nancy WELSH (Stewart)
Combs' sister, Sarah, married John MERRIFIELD. (See
Christian Co., KY Biography of George Winston WELSH). Excerpted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from PIONEER
SETLERS AND RELATED FAMILIES AT MOUTH OF SALT RIVER (West Point [Hardin Co], Ky), by Richard A. Briggs, 1988, McDowell Pub., p. 59: "John WELSH married Sarah WITHERS and had 2 children: Sarah WELSH & Nancy WELSH-married first to Wm STEWARD of Bedford, Pa, married second to Asa Combs of Nelson Co, later in Hardin Co., KY." Asa and Nancy appear to have been
in Nelson still in 1840, and by 1850 in Muhlenberg Co., KY. Question: Did Nancy have issue by William STEWART?
26 Jun 1834- 3 Jun 1835 Coombsville P. O., Hardin Co., KY. Established June 26, 1834, discontinued June 3, 1835, first postmaster was John STEPHENSON. (Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp who adds: I don't know where it was but it was probably around Glendale and Eagle Mills area, where Adin and Amos Coombs families lived.)
1834 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists
Adin COOMBS, Sr., 200 acres, Nolin+200 Hart Co
Adin COOMBS, Jr.
Notes: Adin now has only the 200 acres on Nolin, and no 185 on Valley Creek.
28 Aug 1834 recorded 30 Dec 1834 Will of Adin Combs (extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from Hardin County Kentucky Wills & Settlements)
I Adin COOMBS of Hardin Co. Ky., in expectiation of my immediate decease, make this my Last Will for the regulation of my concerns- I. Let all my Just Debts be paid. II. I give to my sons Thomas & William, one horse each. III. I give to
my Wife, all that remains during her life, after which let the distribution be equal among the children. IV. I wish the boarding and tuittion of grandsons, Greenberry & Isham to be charged to and paid out of the estate that has fallen to them, but not to be extravagantly charged. V. Should it however be the unanimous concent and wish of the administrators to sell this place, laying out the proceeds thereof otherwise giving my wife her third to be disposed of as she pleases and distributing to my children equally the other twothirds. I wish that course to be pursued. VI I appoint my wife my son Adin, Wm. BOWLING, &
John WILLIAMS to administer upon the estate. Thursday night Augst. 28th
At a Court began & held for Hardin County at the courthouse in Elizabethtown on Monday the 20th day of October 1834, the within Instrument of Writing purporting to be the noncupative will of Adin COOMBS, deceased, was produced in court and Adin COOMBS & John WILLIAMS, two of the persons therein named to administer, renounce their right to qualify and thereupon Martin SMITH and Adin COOMBS made oath that the decedant acknowledge the same to be his Last Will & Testament & published the same in their presence & that he was in his perfect mind & memory to the best of the belief at the time of publishing the same and thereupon I have truly recorded the same this 30th day of December, 1834
Saml. HAYCRAFT, Clk
28 Aug - 20 Oct 1834 Hardin Co., KY WBD, page 239. Adin COOMBS will Aug 28, 1834. wife, not named. Sons: Thomas Coombs, William Coombs, Adin Coombs. Grandsons: Greenberry Coombs, Isham Coombs. Executors: wife, son Adin, William BOWLING, John WILLIAMS. Proven Oct 20,1834 (Excerpted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp from HARDIN
CO., KY. WILLS 1793-1866 by Mary Jo Jones for Ancestral Trails Hist. Soc., 1984, McDowell Pub.)
Notes: Adin Combs, born 26 Oct 1771, Loudoun Co., VA; died 29 Aug 1834, Hardin Co., KY, buried Red Mills Cemetery, Hardin Co,KY, son of Samuel & Mary WILKES Combs, Sr. and husband of Pamelia WILLIAMS. Greenberry and Isham Combs were sons of Adin's daughter, Elizabeth Combs & Thomas Combs (married 19 Jan 1817, Hardin Co., KY). According to the
Wm. F. Coombs manuscript, following the death of Elizabeth, Thomas Combs (son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs) sold his land in Hardin County and moved to Henry Co., KY, where he married Paulina ASHBURN. The above John WILLIAMS possibly the husband of Mary Combs, daughter of Adin & Pamelia, and Wm. BOWLING probably William Wood BOLLING who married Martha, daughter of Adin & Pamelia. See above 20 Sep 1825 court case of Mary Wilks vs Samuel Coombs, deceased in which Adin's brothers and sisters are listed, the Hardin Co., KY land record of 18 Jul 1840 and land record of 22 Jul 1844 which includes a listing of heirs of Adin.
1835 Hardin Co KY Tax Lists (missing)
28 Oct 1835 Kentucky Register (Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., KY) November 25, 1835 (microfilm) State of Ky, Hardin Circuit,sct., Sept term 1835. Catharine BLINCOE, James BLINCOE, Benjamin BLINCOE, Mary Ann BLINCOE, Carrol C. BLINCOE and Madison BLINCOE, heirs of James BLINCOE, deceased, Complaints against the unknown heirs of Thomas COOMBS, deceased, defendants-In Chancery This day came the complainants and filed their bill also, affidavit by which it appears that the name of the heirs of Thomas COOMBS, deceased, are unknown to the complainants and they the said unknown heirs not having entered their appearance herein, agreeably to law and the rules of this court. Therefore, on motion of the complainants'
bill that the same shall be taken as confessed against them. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order be published for two months by successive weekly insertions in some public authorized newspaper of this state. A copy-Test.E.H.HAYCRAFT, dchcc Oct 28, 1835. (Transcribed from microfilm copy by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
CW Notes: The above Thomas Combs was probably Thomas Combs, son of Amos & Tacy DRAKE Combs, married (1) Elizabeth Combs (daughter of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs; married (2) Paulina ASHBURN Combs in Henry Co.,
KY. James Blincoe was one of the purchasers of the estate of Amos Combs. See 1819 Combs-Blincoe.
22 Dec 1835 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk P FHC Film #0388598 p. 235 (extracted and abstracted by Deb Coombs): “John M. BRIGGS surviving Executor of Doctor Samuel W. COOMBS deceased of the County of Warren and State of Kentucky of the one part and Charles G. WINTERSMITH Maryle CUNNINGHAM Robert L. WINTERSMITH Richard C. WINTERSMITH Horatio G WINTERSMITH and Martha Jane WINTERSMITH heirs of Horatio G WINTERSMITH deceased of the County and state aforesaid” .. where John M BRIGGS
sold to Horatio G. WINTERSMITH “a lot or parcel of ground lying in Elizabethtown being part of the lot known in the plan of said Town by No 30 and which was conveyed to Samuel W. COOMBS by Nicholas TULL” for $160
NOTE: Samuel W. COOMBS married Elvia Morehead and was the son of Adin and Pamelia Williams Coombs.
1836 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists:
Pamela COOMBS, 200 acres, Nolin +200Hart Co
NOTE: Pamela, wife of Adin Coombs.
1837 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists:
Thomas F. Combs
Pamelia Combs, 200 Hart Co
NOTE: Thomas F(indley) Combs, was a son of Adin Combs/Coombs and Pamelia.
1838 Hardin Co KY Tax Lists(missing)
1839 Hardin Co., KY Tax Lists:
Thomas F. COOMBS, 250
Pamila COOMBS, 160 acres, Nolin +150 Hart Co
23 Feb 1839 Hardin Co., KY Marriage Records. Thomas F. COOMBS - Chole O. WILLIAMS, Surety Archibald S. LETCHER, girl's guardian, gave consent. Man of age (HARDIN CO., KY MARRIAGE 1830-1850 by Mary Josephine Jones for Ancestral Trails Historical Society, 1996, by McDowell Publications, extracted by Combs Researcher Carolyn Wimp)
Notes: Thomas Finley Combs, son of Adin & Pamelia WILLIAMS Combs, Sr., married Chloe [sic] WILLIAMS per Wm. F. Coombs manuscript.
9 June 1839 Hardin Co., KY Deed Bk S FHCFilm #0388600 p 25 (extracted by Deb Coombs): This Indenture between Zilpha COOMBS of Anderson County
state of Kentucky of the one part and John T. HILL of the County of Hardin of the other part Witnesseth that whereas the said
J Hill is the present owner of a lot in Elizabethtown known as No 23 which he purchased of Samuel HAYCROFT who purchased the same of Daniel WILLIAMS who held the same under a Deed from the Sheriff of Hardin County as the property of Asa COMBS & the benefit of the sale by several transfers having to the said Daniel WILLIAMS and whereas the said Zilpha COOMBS claiming dower as the widow of the Said Asa COOMBS in the said lot hath compromised with the said WILLIAMS, HAYCROFT & HILL for the sum that is said WILLIAMS$13.33 1/3 said HAYCROFT $13.33 1/3 and said HILL
$13.331/3 and they paying also the conveyance The receipt of the payment in cash by said WILLIAMS & HAYCROFT and by note of said HILL is hereby acknowledged and the same is taken in lien of Dower in and to the said lot In consideration whereof
the said Zilpha COOMBS by John D COOMBS her attorney in fact hath granted bargained & sold to the said John T. HILL the present holder all her right & Claim to Dower in said lot to him his heirs forever he agreeing to take no recourse on HAYCROFT& WILLIAMS the agreeing jointly to purchase the Dower In Testimony whereof the said Zilpha COOMBS by John COOMBS her attorney in fact hath hereunto set her hand & seal the day & year first written Zilpha COOMBS By J D COOMBS her attorney in fact
NOTE: John D. COOMBS son of Asa Coombs and Zilpha Hackley married Almira Oakes See also Bible Records.
Continue on to Hardin Co., KY records 1840-1859 .