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Lewis Co., KY was established in 1806 from Mason Co., KY & unorganized territory. Adjacent KY counties are Fleming, Greenup & Mason. Lewis Co., KY is on the OH state line.
1840 Lewis Co., KY Census Index: No Combs
1850 Lewis Co., KY Census (Transcribed by Combs Researchers Birdie McNutt and Debi Houser.)

Page 219
David COMES age 36 OH farmer
Elizabeth age 38-KY
George W. age 6-KY
Richard age 4-KY
(Birdie McNutt)

Page 220
John COMES age 39-KY Laborer
Harriett age 21 Ky
Cornelius age 2 Ky
David age 5/12 mo. Ky
(Debi Houser)

Note: John COMES was married to Harriett NORTH per their son G. W. COMES Ky Death Certificate. (See below)

Jonathan COMES age 69 PA Laborer
Mary E. age 66 MD

p. 221
Rebecca BARRETT, age39 OH
John age 20 OH Farmer
David age 17 OH Farmer
James age 15 OH Farmer
Sarah age 12 OH
Edward age 8 OH
Frances E. age 4 KY
Peter Combs age 20 OH Laborer

Eliza Combs age 45 OH
Margaret age 7 OH
Elizabeth age 3 OH

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Asher COMES age 32 OH Farmer
Elizabeth age 31 KY
William age 9-KY
Rebecca age 5-KY
Sarah A. age 2-KY
(Birdie McNutt)

Alexander (BARRETT??) BASSETT? age 29-KY farmer
Lean " age 33
Nancy SPARKS age 27
Malissa " age 10
Elizabeth " age 7
James H. " age 6
Nancy A. " age 2

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Salathico BURNS age 21 OH Laborer
Cornelius COMES age 2 KY

HH 508-508 Washington COMES 23 M farmer Ohio
Mary A. 22 F Ohio
(Debi Houser)

Notes: Almost nothing is known thus far re the Combs &c. Families of Lewis Co., KY.  NOTE: See the 1860 Census of Greenup Co., KY for family of George W. Coombs, possible kin of John, David, and Asher Combs
1870 Lewis Co., KY Census (Extracted from microfilm by Combs Researcher Deb Coombs)

Tollesboro Pct p. 502

HH 14/14
Edmond COMBS, 52, M, Black, farm laborer, $100/$100, KY, cannot read or write
Matilda, 44, F, Black, Keeping house, KY, cannot read or write
Harriet, 23, F, Black, domestic, KY, cannot read or write
Frances, 10, F, Black, KY, cannot read or write
Henry B., 8, M, Black, KY
Alexander, 5, M, Black, KY
1900 Lewis County Soundex (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Lynda Combs Gipson)

Elijah Combs H W 44 Ky
Artie wife 42 Ky
Ada dau 19 Ky
Ida day 16 Ky
German son 14 Ky
Georgie A. dau 10 Ky
Lincle son 8 Ky
Mack son 6 Ky
Brach son 6 Ky
Guertrude dau 3 Ky
Calloway son NR Ky

Note: Elijah, son of Matt & Adaline WISE Combs, can be found on the 1870 Perry Co, 1880 & 1900 Magoffin Co., KY Census. He married Artie Barnett according to the 14 Feb 1920 Wheelersburg, Scioto, OH Death Certificate for son Edgar Combs.
13 Dec 1915 Kentucky Death Certificate: G. W. COMES, Sr., white, male, married, farmer, age 62 yrs 3 mos 9 ds; Born: 2 March 1853 Lewis Co., Ky; Died: 13 Dec 1915 Valley, Lewis Co., Ky; buried: Bethel, Ky 14 Dec 1915 by R. L. TEAAER? of Tolesboro; son of John COMES born Ky & Harriett NORTH born Ky; informant: Paris COMES (son) of Ribolt, Ky. (Combs Researcher Debi Houser)
2 Jan 1940 Commonwelth of Kentucky, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: Certificate of Death, Volume 005 Cert 02103 Deathvol 40 Place of death, County: Lewis, City: St Paul, Full name: Elijah Combs, Sex: Male, Color or race; White, Marital status: Married, Name of wife: Artie (sic) Combs, Birth date of deceased: Mar 2, 1865, Age: 74 yrs 10 days, Birthplace: Kentucky, Occupation: Farmer, Name of father: Matt Combs, Birthplace: Ky., Maiden name of mother: Adeline WISE, Birthplace: Ky., Informant: German Combs, Address: Garrison, Ky., Burial, Cremation or removal, Place: Green Cem. Date: Jan 5, 1940, Funeral director: J.R. Morton & Sons, Address: Fullerton, KY., Usual residence of deceased, State: Kentucky, County: Lewis, Date of death: Jan 2, 1940, I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Jan 2, 1940 to Jan 2, 1940 that I last saw him alive on Jan 2, 1940 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 2:30 P.M., Cause of death: Labor Pneumonia, Duration: 3 days, (The rest of the document is unreadable, faded out). (Death certificate furnished by Combs researcher Lynda Combs Gipson Transcribed and posted by Combs researcher Jimmie "CrashedOne" Combs)

Notes: See 1870 Perry Co., KY & 1880 & 1900 Magoffin Co., KY Census, Elijah age 5 in HH of his (widowed?) mother, Adeline.