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Lee Co., KY was organized from Breathitt, Estill, Owsleyand Wolfe Counties in 1870.
The Combs &c. Research Group Proudly Presents the First Electronic Edition of the book,  Combs, a Study in Comparative Philology and Genealogy by Josiah H. Combs, Ph.D., University of Paris, Copyright 1976 by Norris K. Combs, Published by Norris K. Combs, Pensacola, Florida, 1976, reprinted 1979, and Electronically reprinted by the Combs &c. Research Group in 1999, including an Introduction, Full Index, Footnotes and (ultimately) Gedcoms.

Note: Where other counties/states/countries are mentioned herein, see also the applicable Combs County for possible additional information. Except where otherwise noted, all death certificates provided by Combs Researcher Debi Houser.
Lee County Index
1870-1899 1900

1900 Lee Co., Ky Census (Transcribed from microfilm by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)


Charley COMBS9/1869 md 6yrs farmer Ky Ky Ky
Mary A. 9/1869 6-3 Ky Ky Va wife
Effie 1/1896 dau
Estall 7/1898 son
?Nancy? WOODWARD 11/1852 9-6 Va Va Va aunt
William B. 11/1875 Ky Va Va cousin
Jane 5/1889 Ky Va Va cousin

Notes: Charley COMBS was the son of Benj. Talton and Mary A. WILLIAMS Combs per his 1942 Ky Death Certificate. He married in 1893 Lee Co., Ky to Mary A. BOWMAN. Mary was the daughter of Elihue & Mary WOODWARD Bowman and a twin of Martha BOWMAN Kilburn who married James B. COMBS. Charley is listed on the1910 Breathitt Co., Ky Census with his 2nd wife Nannie.

Celie COMBS1/1843 Ky Va Ky (B)

Mag.Dist.2 New Virginia

Kentucky Roll T623_537; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 48 HH 20/21 (transcribed by Pamela Bryant with additions by Deb Coombs
Haley Underwood 39 wd 5 5 KY KY NC farmer
Dick Underwood 7 KY KY KY
Dixie Ann Underwood 6 KY KY KY
Mollie Underwood 5 KY KY KY
Mamie Underwood 3 KY KY KY
Ella Underwood 2 KY KY KY
John Underwood 11/12 KY KY KY

NOTE by Pamela Bryant: Haley Underwood was the widow of Winfield Scott Underwood married 23 Jan 1893 in Lee Co., KY. She is the daughter of John L. Combs and Mary "Polly" Barrett, living with them in Lee in 1870 and 1880. Her full name was Maholly Jane Combs, nicknamed Haley Jane, and later in her adult life went by Jane.

Armina COMBS1/1854 wd Ky Va Va farmer
Ida 6/1879 Ky Ky Ky dau
John W. 9/1884 Ky Ky Ky son
Nannie D. 10/1886 Ky Ky Ky dau
Robert 6/1889 Ky Ky Ky son
Olie 1/1892 Ky Ky Ky dau
Fred 4/1894 Ky Ky Ky son

Notes: Armina SMITH was married 1879 to Edward COMBS, son of John L. and Mary A. BARRETT Combs. Edward and Armina along with their daughter Ida were listed on the 1880 Lee Co., Ky Census.

John C. COMBS1/1871 md 7yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Mary E. 9/1875 3-3 Ky Va Va wife
Ruth M. 6/1894 Ky Ky Ky dau
Floyd B. 9/1896 Ky Ky Ky son
Mamie 5/1899 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: John C. B. COMBS was the son of Claibourn and Grace MAYS Combs per his short biography. The1893 Lee Co., Ky marriage record Mary's maiden name as CRABTREE.

George W. COMBS 7/1849 md 20 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Nancy 9/1859 9-7 Ky Ky Ky wife
Sampson 2/1880 Ky Ky Kyson
Riley 10/1882 Ky Ky Ky son
Walker 9/1884 Ky Ky Ky son
Andrew 6/1886 Ky Ky Ky son
Clark 9/1893 Ky Ky Ky son
Mary L. 8/1890 Ky Ky Ky dau
Nannie B. 5/1898 Ky Ky Ky dau
Donnelly 11/1893 Ky Ky Ky g-son

Notes: George W. Combs was the son of Sampson and Elizabeth BARRETT Combs. He was married to Nancy REFFITT in 1883 Lee Co., KY. correction: Nancy's maiden name was listed previously as Griffith.

John M. COMBS9/1868 md 11yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Fanny D. 2/1871 4-3 Ky Ky Ky wife
Roscoe 11/1890 Ky Ky Kyson
Roxy 8/1892 Ky Ky Ky dau
Luther 8/1894 Ky Ky Kyson
John H. DURBIN 10/1871 Ky Ky Ky boarder

Notes: John M.COMBS was the son of John L. and Mary A. BARRETT Combs per his 1948 Lee County Death Certificate. Hiswife was Fanny CRABTREE per their 1889 Lee Co. marriage record.

James COMBS4/1870 md 2 yrs Ky Ky Ky day laborer
Genevieve 1/1879 2-2 Ky Ky Ky wife
Stella M. 6/1894 dau
Edna B. 3/1896 dau
Bettie E. 9/1897 dau
Ella Ree 5/1899 dau

Note: James was probably the son of John L. & Mary BARRETT Combs. He was married 1st to Lucy E. COX in 1892 and 2nd to "Vevie" HATTON in 1898. (See marriage records above)

Sampson COMBSun/1828 md 50 yrs Ky Ky Ky none
Elizabeth un/1831 9-3 Ky NC NC wife
Goodloe un/1893 Ky Ky Ky g-son
Leslie 1/1896 Ky Ky Ky g-son

Notes: Elizabeth BARRETT was the wife of Sampson COMBS per their son Andrew's 1942 Ky Death Certificate. Leslie was the son of Price and Naomi SMYTH Combs per Leslie's marriage record to Hattie WELLS a.k.a. WATERS. According to Vivian Moon, Leslie and Goodloe were both children of Price and Naomi.

Andrew COMBSun/1863 md 7yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Elvira 7/1877 4-3 Ky Ky Ky wife
Marien 4/1897 Ky Ky Ky son
Sophia 1/1899 Ky Ky Ky dau
Willie 12/1899 Ky Ky Ky son

Notes: Andrew Combs was the son of Sampson and Elizabeth BARRETT Combs. Elvira was a GROSS per the 1913 Ky Birth Index.

Thomas Pct. 2

John L. MARTIN 11/1864 md 12 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Sallie 5/1871 4-3 Ky Ky Ky wife
Annie 2/1890 Ky Ky Ky dau
Alta M. 12/1891 Ky Ky Ky dau
Corda T. 1//1894 Ky Ky Ky dau
Green H. DEATON 11/181 Ky Ky Ky boarder farm laborer
Garret COMBS1/1850 wd Ky Ky Ky farm laborer

Garrett unidentified.

Nancy DUFF 7/1829 wd 8-7 Ky Va Ky
Creed 5/1877 Ky Va Ky son
James COMBS9/1888 Ky Ky Ky g-son
Florence COMBS9/1890 Ky Ky Ky g-dau

Elijah COMBS12/1868 md 14 yrs Ky Ky Ky day laborer
Eliza 2/1869 Ky Ky Ky wife
Cordela 1/1887 Ky Ky Ky dau
Anamise? 11/1888 Ky Ky Ky dau
Ollie L. 10/1890 Ky Ky Ky dau
Gracie 10/1896 Ky Ky Ky dau
Stella M. 2/1899 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: Elijah was the son of Nicholas and Eliza WILLIAMS Combs per his nephew Cordell COMBS, son of Spencer. Elizabeth was an OWENS per the 1912 Lee Co. marriage record of daughter Gracie. Elijah's brother James E. died 28 Mar 1952 in Rural Greene Co., Ohio.

Mag.Dist.4 Bear Creek

Joseph COMBS4/1858 md 8 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Rachel un/1872 0-0 Ky Ky Ky wife

Merida COMBS3/1872 md 8yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Manervie 2/1874 4-4 Ky Ky Ky wife
Chester 1/1893 Ky Ky Ky son
Louellen 12/1894 Ky Ky Ky dau
James S. 10/1897 Ky Ky Ky son
Stellie F. 1/1899 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: The 1988 Obit of Stella COMBS Brock, lists her parents as Merida and Manerva REYNOLDS Combs. This family is listed on the 1910 Breathitt Co., Ky Census; 1920 Garrard Co., KY Census; 1930 Estill Co., KY Census

Albert COMBS6/1874 md 2/12 (lined out) 0 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Emmer 3/1883 2/12 (lined out) 0 0-0 Ky Ky Ky wife
Mary A. 10/1841 wid 7-5 Ky Ky Ky mother

Notes: Albert COMBS was the son of Benj. Talton and Mary A. WILLIAMS Combs. This family was listed on the 1880Owsley Co., Ky Census.

David JOHNSON 2/1839 md 2 yrs Va Va Va farmer
Mary E. 7/1869 6-6 Ky NC Ky wife
Laura B. COMBS9/1893 Ky Ky Ky s-dau
Robert A. COMBS 4/1886 Ky Ky Ky s-son farm laborer
Martha COMBS 9/1887 Ky Ky Ky s-dau
Polly J. COMBS3/1893 Ky Ky Ky s-dau
Dora COMBS 11/1893 Ky Ky Ky s-dau
David L. JOHNSON 10/1898 Ky Ky Ky son

Note: Mary E. was a COLE per the marriage record of Omega (Dora) COMBS.

Armina COMBS 8/1848 wid 13-8 Ky Ky Ky farmer
Daniel 2/1870 Ky Ky Ky son
Decorsey 2/1883 Ky Ky Ky son
Dudley 10/1885 Ky Ky Ky son
Harrison 1/1889 Ky Ky Ky son
Georgie 6/1893 Ky Ky Ky dau
Anderson EVERSOLE 2/1865 wid Ky Ky Ky brother
Hiram EVERSOLE un/1886 Ky Ky Ky nephew
Clarence /1893 Ky Ky Ky nephew

Note: Armina EVERSOLE was married to James COMBS b ca 1846 per their son Daniel's 1945 Perry Co., Ky Death Certificate. They can be found on the 1870 Wolfe Co., Ky Census.

Corrected from 2/1893 on 18 May 1999.

Brownlow COMBS3/1868 md 8 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Ella 3/1877 5-5 Ky Ky Ky wife
Barney 1/1893 Ky Ky Ky son
Jessie 12/1894 Ky Ky Ky son
Mitchel 3/1897 Ky Ky Ky son
Josie 11/1898 Ky Ky Ky dau
Rindie 5/1900 Ky Ky Ky dau

Note: Squire "Brownlow" COMBS (per grandson Frank Hebner) was the son of James and Armina EVERSOLE Combs and listed on the 1870 Wolfe Co., KY Census. Brownlow's wife was Elvira STAMPER. He was also in the Lee Co., KY 1910 and 1920 Census. His second wife was Jemima Dale.

Algin COMBS3/1860 md 4 yrs Ky Ky Md farmer
Elizabeth 10/1875 2-2 Ky Ky Ky wife
Delter 4/1897 Ky Ky Ky dau
Junie 10/1898 Ky Ky Ky dau

Notes: Algin COMBS was the son of James and Margaret FRENCH Combs of Powell Co., Ky Elizabeth SPENCER was Algin's 2nd wife per their grandson Willis E. Combs. His 1st wife was Cynthia CONKRITE.

Dillard STAMPER 1/1862 md 20 yrs Ky Ky Ky farmer
Nancy A. 1/1862 3-3Ky Ky Ky wife
Robert B. 6/1896 Ky Ky Ky son
Abbie 12/1899 Ky Ky Ky dau
Sanford 8/1844 single Ky Ky Ky brother
Greenberry COLLINS 9/1870 Ky Ky Ky s-son day laborer
Maggie H. COMBS 4/1887 Ky Ky Ky boarder

Fleming VIERS 1/1863 md 20 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Prissilia 9/1865 0-0 Ky Ky Ky wife
Lucy JOHNSON 10/1882 single Ky Ky Ky cousin
Elizabeth COMBS 5/1895Ky Ky Ky adopted-dau

Proctor Pct

HH 9-9
Jefferson WILSON 12/1865 md 11 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Sudie wife 7/1867 5-4 Ky Ky Va
Fannie dau 3/1892 Ky Ky Ky
Edgar son 6/1894 Ky Ky Ky
Charles son 9/1896 Ky Ky Ky
Martha dau 10/1897 Ky Ky Ky
Laura B. COMBSservant 4/1877 md 4 yrs 1-1 Ky Ky Ky

Note: Laura wasthe daughter of Henry B. & Collista DANIEL Combs. She was listed on the1880 Breathitt Co., Ky Census. She married David S. REECE in 1895 Lee Co.,KY.

HH 24-24
Henry B. COMBS11/1849 md 28 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Collista? wife 3/1857 13-11 Ky Ky Ky
Viola dau 5/1879 Ky Ky Ky
Walter D. son 5/1881Ky Ky Ky
Emma M. dau 1/1885Ky Ky Ky
Gertrude dau 6/1888 Ky Ky Ky
Georgia B. dau 6/1888 Ky Ky Ky
Leno S. son 8/1890 Ky Ky Ky
Edna dau 7/1892 Ky Ky Ky
Lula dau 7/1894 Ky Ky Ky
Butler H. son 6/1896 Ky Ky Ky
Lillian M. dau 11/1898 Ky Ky Ky
Mary DANIEL m-in-law 10/1820 wd 1-1 Ky Ky Ky
George H. REECE g-son 3/1896 Ky Ky Ky

DK Note: Henry B. COMBS (1847-1912, Lee KY), son of William and Letha BEGLEY Combs, husband of Calista DANIELS, was listed on the 1880 Breathitt Co., Ky Census with his family. George H. REECE was the son of Henry's daughter, Laura Belle COMBS who married David REECE in 1895. (See above)

HH 49-49
Richard TURNER 1/1865 md 9 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Amanda wife 9/1871 4-4 Ky Ky Ky
Vilas son 4/1892 Ky Ky Ky
Mary C. dau 1/1894 Ky Ky Ky
Versie dau 8/1895 Ky Ky Ky
Nora dau 3/1897 Ky Ky Ky

DK Note: Amanda H. COMBS Turner d 13 Nov 1900 Lee Co., Ky. She was the daughter of William and Mary HERNDON/BURKE Combs.

HH 53-53
William KENDRICK 6/1848 md 28 yrs Ky Va NC
Margaret wife 4/1851 11-10 Ky NC Ky
Sanders son 10/1874 Ky Ky Ky
John F. son 12/1879 Ky Ky Ky
Benjamin F. son 2/1883 Ky Ky Ky
Wilson D. son 3/1885 Ky Ky Ky
Lucy N. dau 7/1886 Ky Ky Ky
Daniel B. son 5/1889 Ky Ky Ky
Priscilla B. dau 10/1891 Ky Ky Ky
Hobart son 4/1898 Ky Ky Ky

DK Note: Margaret BURNS was the daughter of John & Louisa COMBS Burns (1937 Lee Co KY Death Certificate)

HH 190-190
James B. COMBS7/1860 md 6 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Martha A. wife 9/18694-3 Ky Ky Ky
Leslie son 6/1889 Ky Ky Ky
Albert son 7/1896 Ky Ky Ky
Iny/Ivy dau 3/1900 Ky Ky Ky

DK Note: James Breckinridge COMBS was the son of Nicholas and Polly BOWLING Combs (See1880 Jackson Co., KY Census). His 1928 Lee Co., KY Death certificate lists him as A.B. COMBS instead of J. B. COMBS. His wife was Martha A. BOWMAN Kilburn, was the daughter of Elihue and Mary WOODWARD Bowman.

Sturgeon Precinct

HH 6-6
John S. BRANDENBURG W M Dec 1827 72md 15yrsKy Ky Ky
Nancy wife W F Aug 1850 49 md 15yrs 6-5 Ky Ky Ky
Charles son W M Nov 1880 19 s Ky K yVa
Claibourn son W M May 1887 13 s Ky Ky Ky
Lulie dau W F Jan 1889 11 s Ky Ky Ky
Arch son W M Jan 1891 9 s Ky Ky Ky
John C. son W M Jan 1894 6 s Ky Ky Ky
Louis L. son W M Mar 1898 2 s Ky Ky Ky

Note: John S. BRANDENBURG married Nancy COMBS in Lee Co., Ky in 1886, John was listed as 58 and Nancy as 33. Is Nancy the daughter of Claibourn and Gracie MAYS Combs who had a daughter pretty close to the same age (b ca 1852)?

HH 37-37
Daniel COMBS 1/1855 md 21 yrs Ky Ky Ky
Malissa wife 1/1861 10-7 Ky Ky Ky
Lee son 2/1882 Ky Ky Ky
William son 3/1884 Ky Ky Ky
Rennie? son 3/1886 Ky Ky Ky
Leila dau 1/1888 Ky Ky Ky
Effie dau 9/1892 Ky Ky Ky
Charles son 11/1895 Ky Ky Ky

DK Note: Daniel Mc. COMBS, son of William and Letha Ann BEGLEY), married Malissa TIREY.

HH 141-141
George CALMES 2/1842 md 5 yrs Ky VA Ky
Lourine? wife 5/1866 7-6 Ky Ky Ky
Jesse son 7/1865 Ky Ky Ky
Robert Lee son 9/1882 Ky Ky Ky
Joseph son 6/1885 Ky Ky Ky
George son 5/1886 Ky Ky Ky
William B. son 9/1889 Ky Ky Ky
Bolivar son 1/1891 Ky Ky Ky
John R. son 12/1894 Ky Ky Ky
Marquis son 1/1896 Ky Ky Ky
Talanage son 12/1898 Ky Ky Ky

DK Note: Don't know of any connection but I noticed the son Marquis CALMES listed and wondered (See John & Seth BULLITT Combs, Sr.)
19 Apr 1900 Lee Co. Marriage: Albert Combs to Emma JUDD April 19, 1900 Vol. 6 Pg 17 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
16 May 1900 Lee Co., KY Land Grant. Grantee: COMBS, Mary C; Acres: 100; Book: 119; Page: 94; Date Survey: 5-15-1900; County: Lee; Watercourse: Graney Dismal Fk; ( The Kentucky 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. 1123)
24 May 1900 Lee Co. Marriage: Tempa COMBS to Walter ADAMS May 24,1900 Vol 6 Pg 37 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
3 Nov 1900 Lee Co. Marriage: Laura COMBS to Charles Morgan Nov 3, 1900 Vol. 6 Pg 103 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
13 Nov 1900 Death: Amanda H. TURNER, age 29, md, born Lee Co., daughter of William COMBS born Va & M. born Owsley Co [KY]; w/o Richard TURNER (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Lee County Kentucky Births, Deaths and Marriages1874-1878 and 1900-1910 by Margaret Millar Hayes, Heritage Books)
5 Dec 1900 Lee Co. Marriage: Willie COMBS to Martha ROBERTS Dec 5,1900Vol. 6 Pg 109 (Extracted from Lee County KY's marriage index by Vivian Moon)
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