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Taylor was established in 1848 from Green County.
1850 Taylor Co., Ky Census (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from microfilm unless otherwise noted)

Division No 2

p. 137, 20 Aug, 1850

121/121 Henderson REEVES, 38, M, Laborer, b. KY
Parthena, 39, F, b. KY
Cytha, 18, F, b. KY
Catharine, 16, F, b. KY
Polly, 13, b. F, KY
Milley, 11, b. F, KY
Solomon, 5, M, b. KY
Harriet, 3, F, b. KY
Sally, 1, F, b. KY
(Source: Original census images,, abs by SE)

SE Notes: Parthena Combs, d/o of William and Mary [SKAGGS] Combs of Green Co, KY. Her parentage documented by her 1859 DC. She married Henderson REAVES in Green Co, KY, consent by William Combs ( marriage bond dated 22 June 1831). It would appear that Cytha is the eldest child. Parthena died 11 June 1859 in LaRue Co where Henderson and his children are next found in the 1860 census. Parthena and Henderson's daughter Millie REEVES never married, and her 13 July 1930 Taylor Co DC states she was born 4 March 1838, the daughter of Henderson REEVES and F?henny Combs (see below).

Solomon COMBS 45 M farmer $200 Ky cannot read or write
Ann A. 42 F Ky
James 20 M laborer Ky
Mary 18 F Ky
Lydia 17 F Ky
Parthena E. 15 F Ky attended school within the year
Cynthia J. 12 F Ky attended school within the year
William 5 M Ky
Milly A. HOBACK 1 F Ky

Notes: Solomon COMBS married 24 Nov 1828, Green Co., KY, Ann SCOTT. See also 1850 Green County Ky Census with Parthena COMBS, age 17 [sic] in household of Alexander SCOTT. Solomon and Ann can be found later on the 1860 Hart Co., KY Census and 1870 LaRue Co., KY Census. This young Parthena E Combs may be the same as Ellen ELLIOTT (b 6 March 1835) whose 7 Feb 1914 Larue Co, DC states her parents were Sol Combs and Ann SCOTT.
13 July 1930 Kentucky Death Certificate: Full Name: Millie REEVES, File No. 18374, Oak Hill, Taylor Co, Ky.; Female, White, Single, Died: 13 July 1930, Age: 92y4m9d, Oak Hill, Taylor Co, KY; Cause: Cerebral Hemmorrhage, b. March 4, 1838, Kentucky., Father: Henderson REEVES, b. Kentucky; Mother: [F?]henny Combs, b. Kentucky; Buried: Popular Grove Cem; Informant: Milly Hall, Mac, Ky. (Source: Original DC images,, Ky. Death Records 1852-1955, abs by SE)

SE Notes: Could the informant be Millie's niece named Millie A, the same as Millie Ann HALL (d. 6/23/1949 in Taylor Co, KY, b. Sept 28, 1863 in LaRue Co, Ky., d/o of Henry and Mary REEVES) per her DC? This Milly A is listed as a granddaughter of Henderson's in his 1880 LaRue Co, KY census that also includes an older Mary REEVES, styled as a daughter Henderson.
Jan 1931 Campbellsville Newspaper

Mr. A. J. COOMES, a well known citizen of the county, died at his home near Artista Monday afternoon, at 1:30, as a result of a stroke of paralysis from which he had never entirely recovered. He was 66 at the time of his death and had for years been a consistent member of the Baptist Church, and a highly respected citizen of the community in which he lived. He is survived by his widow and seven children: Mrs. Dona BAYS, Mrs. Birdie FENDER, J. T. COOMES, W. S. and Cleo COOMES all of this county. J. J. COOMES, Seattle, Wash., C. L. COOMES, Nebraska City, Nebr. Funeral services held from the home Wednesday, January 7 conducted by Rev. Lariat. HARMON, with internment in Brookside.

PN Notes: A. J. was born 1864, died 1931. He married Susan HALL, who died 1938, sister to Malinda Hall who married his brother James Alexander Coomes, sons of James T. Coomes of Grayson Co., Va.)
23 Jun 1941 Kentucky Death Certificate #16109 of Ulysses Grant Combs; resides Speck, Taylor Co Ky; male, white, farmer; age 77 yrs 10 mos 25 ds; Spouse: Addie Combs, age 64; born 29 Jul 1963 Tenn; died 23 Jun 1941 Taylor Co Ky of myocarditis pyonephrosis; son of Joe Combs born Tn & (blank) Huddleston born Tn; informant: Mrs. Addie Combs, Merrimac, Ky; buried: Jones Chapple 24 Jun 1941 by Parrott Ramsey & Buckous of Campbellsville, Ky. (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

Note: Joseph and Lucy HUDDLESTON Combs are listed on the 1850 Fentress Co Tn Census.
7 March 1968 Campbellsville Newspaper "Henry LUKIN, 83 died Marth 7th"

Mr. Henry G. LUKEN, 83 a native of Ferdinand, Indiana, a long time resident of 527 Shelby St., Campbellsville, died Thursday, March 7th at Rosary Hospital, death was attributed to a stroke.

He was married to Mrs. Cleo COOMES Luken, May 9th 1931. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Henry Jr. of Flemmingsburg, Ky., and Leo of Vine Grove. He also leaves four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. LUKEN was the son of Clem and Anna T. MILLER Luken and was born in Indiana Feb. 22, 1885. Funeral services were held in the Lyon Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, March 9th with Dr. J. Chester BADGETT officiating. Internment was in Brookside Cemetery

Pall bearer were Jimmy DRUIN, Gerald MULLINS, Kenny DRUIN, Jerry BENNETT, Marshall BAYS and Richard KARNES. Honorary pallbearers were a Sunday School Class from the Campbellsville Baptist church were he was a member. (Extracted by Combs Researcher Patience Northern)
20 Mar 1974 Campbellsville Newspaper (Extracted by Combs Researcher Patience Northern) Sullivan COOMES

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the DeWalt Chapel for Sullivan Walter COOMES, age 77, a resident of 607 N. High St., Salem, (Washington Co.) In. Bro. William GADIS officiated at the rites. Graveside rites were conducted at the Brookside Cemetery at Campbellsville, Ky. at 2 p.m. Saturday, where burial followed.

Mr. COOMES was born March 9, 1897 in Virginia, the son of Anderson and Susan COOMES. He was a member of the Curch of God of Prophecy and had been a resident of Salem for the past twelve years. He was a retired employee of the Washington Co. Hospital and was also retired from his own furniture repair business. He died suddenly March 20 on the Salem public square.

Survivors include his wife, Rose WOMACK Coomes; a sister, Cleo LUKEN, Campbellsville, Ky.; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; --- step grandchildren and one step daughter, Mrs. Mary HENNING, Hardinsburg, Ky.

One son, one daughter, three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
25 March 1993 Campbellsville Newspaper (Extracted by Combs Researcher Patience Northern) "Cleo COOMES Luken, 89, Radcliff"

Cleo COOMES Luken, 89, Radcliff, formerly of Campbellsvile, daughter of the late Anderson Jasper COOMES and Susan HALL Coomes, was born in Grayson Co., Va., Aug 5, 1903. She died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 1993, in Radcliff (Hardin Co.) due to an illness.

She was a retired schoolteacher for the Taylor County Board of Education and a member of the Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She was married to Henry G. LUKEN, who preceded her in death, Marth 7, 1968.

LUKEN is survived by two sons, Henry G. LUKEN Jr., Jackson, Miss, and Leo C. LUKEN, Elizabethtown; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son, John LUKEN, in infancy.

Graveside service was at 11:a.m., Saturday, March 27, at the Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville by Dr. J. Chester BADGETT. Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville was in charge of the arrangements.