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Pulaski Co., KY was established in 1799 from Green and Lincoln.  In 1801, Wayne was established from Pulaski and Cumberland, and in 1810, Rockcastle was established from Pulaski, Lincoln, Madison and Knox.  In 1912, Creary was established from Pulaski, Wayne and Whitley.

Source for record by Sue Elving below: Original Images Pulaski County, Kentucky, Will Book 2 1817-1829,, Digital Collections, Kentucky Probate Records, Pulaski County. Abstracted by S Elfving for Combs-Coombs. (image 193-4, original page 368-70)

SE NOTES: I believe this John Combs might be John, son of Stephen Combs and Barbara Allen. We have no information on him other than Stephen and Barbara are attributed with having a son named John. The 1820 Pulaski Co census shows John Lipsey (husband of Angeletta Combs, d/o of Stephen and Barbara) to be a resident. In 1827 Daniel F McKinney and his wife Hetha (d/o of Stephen and Barbara) moved to Pulaski Co. On 26 Sept. 1829 in Pulaski, one Margaret Combs married a James Ashbrook.

See family report: Stephen Combs (c1750-181?) & Barbara ALLEN - Loudoun VA & Lincoln Co, KY. A Combs & c. Research Report. (a href=

1810 Pulaski Co., KY Census Index:

(No Combs by surname)
p. 135: Simon STACY 3001-300010-03

Notes: son of Benjamin and Ann Combs Stacy, Sr. of Surry Co., NC, Montgomery and Russell Counties, VA; married 1792, Wilkes Co., NC, Elizabeth HULME.
1820 Pulaski Co., KY Census Index

Somerset Twp.
P. 54 Simon STACY
P. 57 Robertson RIDGE
P. 58 Samuel COMBEST
P. 60 William Combs

Notes: Not identified. Need Census Record for William Combs, and possibly Samuel.

1820 Census Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY p. 60 transcribed by Mary Wilson
Lipsey, John
1 male under 10
1 male 10-16
1 male 26-45
3 Females under 10
2 Females 10-16
1 Female 26-45

NOTE: Angeletta Combs, the daughter of Stephen Combs and Barbara Allen, married John Lipsey 14 June 1804 Lincoln Co., KY ; John and Angella res. 1810 Garrard Co., KY ; 1820 in Wayne Co., KY See Also the family report of John Lipsey and Angeletta Combs.
1827 Daniel F. and Hetha Combs McKinney (married 1 Oct 1811, from Franklin Co., KY) to Pulaski Co., KY from Wayne Co., KY (Loren Gardner)

LG Notes: Hettie a.k.a. Hetha [short for Beheathland?] was the second wife of Daniel F. MCKINNEY. Daniel and Hetha are found in Wayne Co. KY in 1820 through 1825 tax records. In 1827 they moved to Pulaski Co. KY. In 1836 through 1848 I find them in Logan Co. IL, where Daniel died in 1848-49. Hetha Combs McKinney died after 1860. Known children of Hetha and Daniel are Abraham 1822 married. Rebecca BROOKS?? and William 1824 married Permalia BIRKS. Census records indicate Hetha and Daniel had four daughters, but their names are not known. Hetha may have been the daughter of Stephen and Barbara ALLEN Combs of Loudoun Co.,VA and Lincoln Co., KY
8 Sept. 1828 Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of John Combs Dec'd produced by Hugh Logan, Daniel Hudson, and Squire Lee. Recorded 15 Sept 1828. (Submitted by Sue Elfving-see source above)
8 Sept. 1828 Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of John Combs Dec'd produced by Hugh Logan, Daniel Hudson, and Squire Lee. Recorded 15 Sept 1828 (submitted by Sue Elfving-see source above)
16 Feb. 1829. Margarett Combs included in the list of purchasers in the Sale Bill for estate of William Brock Dec'd (submitted by Sue Elfving-see source above) SE Notes: There was no mention of a widow's dower or any reference to children. Apparently John died intestate. The Margaret aka Peggy listed as a purchaser in John's estate and in other estates could have been a widow or maybe she was an unmarried sister and the same who married James Ashbrook on 26 Sept. 1829.
26 Sep 1829 Pulaski Co., KY Marriages. Combs,Margaret & ASHBROOK, James (Marriage CD - Transcript of Original Record Still Needed)
1830 Pulaski Co., KY Census Index

No Combs by surname
P. 041 James ASHBROOK
P. 042 James McKINNEY
P. 043 Hanley STACY
P. 050 Simon STACY

Notes: See Also Warren Co TN RW Pensioner Samuel HAND
1840-1850 Pulaski Co, KY Census Index: (no Combs)
1860 Pulaski Co., KY Census

Somerset District #1
BOLIN, George, 50, male, farmer, 7300, VA
Phebe, 46, f, KY
John 21, m, farmer, 100, KY
Malinda, 16, f, KY
Nancy, 14, f, KY
Ella, 12, f, KY
Andrew, 9, m, KY
Shelby 6, m, KY
Harry 1/52, m, KY [sic, but must mean 1/12]
HUDSON, William, 19, m, farm laborer, KY

Combs, Nicholas , 30, m, farmer, 1000,KY
Mary, 24, f, KY
Robert, 5, m, KY
Albert, 3, m, KY

Note: Nicholas Combs is probably the son of Samuel & Nancy CORNETT Combs. See 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census). Nicholas married Mary "Polly" BOWLING (Owsley Co., KY 1853-1855 Vital Statistics) In 1860, they are on the Pulaski Co., KY census, as are Polly's parents, George & Phoebe BOLLING (above). Polly apparently died following the birth of son, George, in 1869 as she is missing from the 1870 Laurel Co., KY census HH of Nicholas and her sons, Albert and James B. Their son, George, is in the 1870 Rockcastle Co., KY census with Mary's parents, George & Phoebe. This Combs family are the only Combs in Pulaski Co. in 1860.
1880 Pulaski Co., KY Census

Pct. 6
Edward COMBS 30 Ky Ky Kyfarmer
Martha E. wife 29 Va Va Va keeps house
Mahala E. dau 10 Ky Ky Va
Mary E. dau 9 Ky Ky Va
Elizabeth E. dau 7 Ky Ky Va
Lucinda dau 4 Ky Ky Va
Nancy C. dau 3 Ky Ky Va
Amanda C. dau 2 Ky Ky Va
William H. son 4/12 Ky KY Va
William father 72 Ky Ky NC farmer
Elizabeth mother 74 Ky Tn Tn keeps house

Note: Edward married Martha EAGON in Laurel County on 11 Oct 1869. Laurel Co., Ky; vital stats list Lucy Combs born 18 July 1875 Laurel Co & Nancy Combs born 1 Dec 1876. William was married to Elizabeth Stapleton and can be found on the 1860 Laurel County Census. Where were they in 1870?
Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives .