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Knox Co., KY was established on 1808 from Lincoln Co., KY. In 1807, Clay was established from Knox, Floyd, and Madison; in 1810, Rockcastle was established from Knox, Lincoln, Madison and Pulaski;  in 1818, Whitley was established from Knox and in 1819, Harlan was established from Knox.  In 1826, Laurel was established from Knox, Clay, Rockcastle, and Whitley, and in 1867, Josh Bell (Bell) was established from Knox and Harlan.
1880 Knox County, Ky Census (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Family Search's 1880 United States Census CD)

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Amanda COMBS F W W 38 keeping house KYKYNC
Susan dau F S W 11 at home KYTNKY
Belle dau F S W 9 KYTNKY
Elizabeth dau F S W 7 KYTNKY
Maggie dau F S W 4 TNTNKY
July 15, 1898 Mt. Echo Newspaper, London, Laurel Co., Ky. "A special term of the Knox Circuit Court convened at Barbourville last Monday for the purpose of trying Jesse FIELDS, for the murder of Judge J. H. Combs, about two years ago, at Hazard. Joe ADKINS, who was indicted jointly with FIELDS, for this crime is now serving out a life sentence."
1910 Knox County, KY Soundex (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Ancestry)

Mathew COMBS 38 W Kentucky
Catherine 36 wife Kentucky
Garrett W. 17 son Kentucky
Sallie 14 daughter Kentucky
Marion 11 son Kentucky
George 08 son Kentucky
??ie B NR, daughter Kentucky

Note: Mathew COMBS, whose death certificate is listed below, may be the son of Frances M. & Marinda BREWER Combs of Clay County, KY. William Garrett COMBS' death certificate lists his mother as Catherine GRANBILL [sic] (Gambrell?)

James B TERRELL 25 B Kentucky
E V 25 wife Kentucky
John COMBS 2 stepson Kentucky
1920 Knox County, KY Soundex (Extracted by Combs Reesearcher Lynda Combs Gibson)

Bell COMBS 40 W Ky servant of George Brown

Barbourville, Candill Ave

Dora COMBS 38 W Ky
Theodore son 15 Ky
Earnest son 7 Ky

E. M. COMBS 40 W Ky
Carson son 23 Ky
Ula daughter 18 Ky
Golda daughter 15 Ky
Willie son 11 Ky

Note: From the children listed in this family, E. M. COMBS appears to be the Amerideth/Merideth "Merida" COMBS listed on the 1910 Whitley Co Ky Census. If so, son of Frances M. COMBS & Marinda BREWER of Clay County, KY.

George COMBS 18 W Ky
Chloe wife 22 Ky

Note: Is this the son of Matthew COMBS & Catherine Gambrell, listed on the 1910 Knox Co Ky Census?

Rilla COMBS 16 W Ky stepdaughter of Peter Gray
Nannie COMBS 8/12 W Ky granddaughter of Peter Gray
5 Apr 1923 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 029; Cert 14057; Deathvol 23; Place of death: County: Knox, Vot pct: Hubbard, Town: Scalf, Ky., Full name: Allie Fair BROWN, Sex: Female, Color or race: W, Marital status: Married, Date of birth: Dec 20, 1896 [1896 is written on the line and on top of it is 1891], Age: 32 yrs 4 mos 5 days, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Knox Co. Ky., Name of father: Silas BROWN, Birthplace: Ky, Maiden name of mother: Lizzie Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: Wm HUBBARD, Address: Scalf, Filed: 5/15, 1923, Harrison Jackson, Registrar, Date of death: 4-5-1923, Cause of death: Tuberlosi's (sic) No Physician called. Place of burial: Brown's Branch, Date: 4-27, 1923 (sic) Undertaker: Wm BINGHAM, Address: Scalf, Ky. (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson; Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
7 Aug 1928 Matt Combs; KY Kentucky Death Certificate #20472; white male, married; resides: Barbourville Hill; age: 56 yrs 11 mos 16 ds; occupation: L & N Employee; born: 20 Aug 1871 Kentucky; died: 7 Aug 1928 Knox Co., Ky of Endo carditis; buried: Pine Hill [Rockcastle Co] 8 Aug 1928; Undertaker: Burke & Broone? of Corbin [Whitley Co], Ky; son of Mar/son [??] Combs born Ky & Marinda RAWINS born Ky; informant: Mrs. Mat Combs of Barbourville Hill; filed 10 Sept 1928 L. M. WILDER registar (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Matt Combs may be the same as Madison Combs listed on the 1880 Clay Co., KY Census as the son of Francis Marion Combs and wife Marinda. The Combs Genealogy lists Marinda as a BREWER.
10 May 1930 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 036 Cert 17631 Deathvol 30 Place of death: County: Know, City: Corbin, Full name: Margurett C. Williams, Sex: Female, Color or race: White, Marital status: Child, Date of birth: March, 7th, 1920, Age: 10 yrs 3 mos 3 ds, Occupation: None, Birthplace: Knox, Co., Name of father: Kade Williams, Birthplace: Knox Co., Maiden name of mother: Sallie Combs, Birthplace: Clay Co. Informant: Kade Williams, Address: Corbin, Ky., Filed: 7/10/1930 L.M. Wilder, Registrar, Date of death: June 10,1930, I hereby certify that I attended deceased from May 22, 1930 to June 10, 1930 that I lasw saw her alive on June 10, 1930 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 3:30 p.m., Cause of death: Flux or Dyssenterry, Duration: 19 ds, Signed: L.S. Siler M.D., June 12, 1930, Address: Corbin, Ky., Place of burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Date of burial: June 12, 1930, Undertaker: O'neil & Hearne, Address: Corbin, Ky. (Death Certificate provided by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)
4 Aug 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #20793 William G. Combs: male, white, farmer; resides Corbin, Ky; age 47 yrs 7 mos 24 ds; born 10 Jan 1892 Clay Co., KY; died 4 Aug 1939 Knox Co., KY of pulmonary tuberculosis; son of Mathew Combs born Clay Co., KY & Cathrine Ganbrill born Clay Co., KY; informant: George Combs, Corbin, Ky; buried Pine Hill Cem, Corbin, Ky 6 Aug 1939 by C. G. O'Neil & Son of Corbin, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
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