Jeremiah C "Chunky Jerry" Combs
and Synthia Nancy Sumner

Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs b 1780 Shenandoah Co VA 10 Jan 1853 Perry Co KY; s/o Nicholas "Danger Nick" Combs and Nancy Grigsby. Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs m. 1805 (1) to Synthia Nancy Sumner b 1783 d 1840 Perry Co KY; d/o Samuel Sumner and Winnifred Combs. Children of Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs and Synthia Nancy Sumner;

1. Moses Adam Combs b 1806 Perry Co KY d 1853 Perry Co KY m. Nancy Campbell b 11 OCT 1819 Perry Co KY d 23 Jan 1915; d/o John Jackson Campbell and Martha Smith. Moses Adam Combs m. 19 Feb 1829 Perry Co KY to (2) Lydia Combs b 1806 KY, d/o George "Old George" Combs and Lydia Harrell.

2. Nancy Ann Combs b 24 Aug 1808 VA d 16 Jul 1892 Breathitt Co KY m. 1823 Breathitt Co KY to Robert Davidson b 1804 VA d 1885 Breathitt Co KY.

3. Andrew Anderson Combs b 1812 Perry Co KY m. Millie Combs b 1820 KY; d/o Jeremiah L "Long Jerry" Combs and Nancy Combs. Millie Combs m. Preston Johnson. Andrew Anderson Combs m. (1) to Polly Feltner b 1815.

4. Dorcus Combs b 1815; m. Wayne Davidson Sr b 1808 KY d 1879 Iowa; s/o Sam Davidson and Elizabeth Callahan.

5. Susan Combs b 1816

6. Dr John S Combs b 25 Aug 1819 Perry Co KY d after 1898; m. 16 Feb 1838 Perry Co KY to Celia Combs b 25 Jul 1819, d/o Jeremiah "Long Jerry" Combs and Nancy Combs. Dr John S Combs m. 1875 Rebecca Maggard b 1821 Poor Fork, Letcher Co KY d 18 Sept 1887 Second Creek, Perry Co KY; d/o Samuel Maggard Sr and Rebecca Robertson. Rebecca Maggard m. 19 Feb 1836 to Abel Boggs b 26 SEP 1812 in Callahan Creek, Lee Co, VA d 1872 Hindman, Knott Co KY; s/o Elijah "Ely" Boggs and Mary Polly Pennington.

7. Mary "Polly" Combs b 6 Dec 1820 KY d Jul 1893 m. about 1838 to John "Red Neck" Walker Jr. b 15 Nov 1814 KY d 5 Feb 1898. (Source Carter L Combs)

8. Nicholas S Combs b 1822 m. Margaret "Peggy" Combs b 1824, d/o Jeremiah L "Long Jerry" Combs and Nancy Combs.

9. Cynthia Combs (source: Carter L Combs) b 1823 Perry Co KY m. about 1843 to Robert H Godsey, b 1824 Scott Co VA d 28 Feb 1875 Perry Co KY, s/o James Godsey and Dicey Hall.

10. Polly Anna Combs b 1824 m. John Williams b 1826.


Jeremiah C "Chunky Jerry" Combs
and Elizabeth "Betts" Combs

Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs b 1780 Shenandoah Co VA d 10 Jan 1853 Perry Co KY; s/o Nicholas "Danger Nick" Combs and Nancy Grigsby. Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs m. 29 May 1810 Clay Co KY to Elizabeth "Betts" Combs b 1798 VA; d/o Henry Harrison Combs and Rachel Clements. Children of Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs and Elizabeth "Betts" Combs;

1. Elizabeth "Eliza" Combs b 1825 m. about 1842 to Robert Cornett Combs b 1821; military service; CSA between 1861 and 1865 s/o Samuel Combs and Nancy Ann Cornett.

2. Eveline Combs b 1828 Perry Co KY

3. Ephraim Combs b 1831 Perry Co KY m. Eliza Combs b 1832; d/o Henry Harrison Combs and Nancy Ann Brown.

4. Susan Combs ?? (not sure of this susan) b 3 Feb 1833 d 3 Mar 1886, m. about 1859 to 1st Bailus William Grigsby b 7 Oct 1837 Perry Co KY d 19 Jan 1912 Perry Co KY buried Grigsby Cemetery, Lotts Creek, Perry Co, KY. Susan Combs m. about 1865 to William Combs.

5. Susannah Combs (not sure of this susan) b about 1829 Perry Co KY; m. 24 Nov 1845 Perry Co KY to Felix Combs b 1827 Perry Co KY; s/o Moses Combs and Lydia Combs.


Jeremiah C "Chunky Jerry" Combs
and Matilda Tildy Combs

Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs b 1780 Shenandoah Co VA d 10 Jan 1853 Perry Co KY; s/o Nicholas "Danger Nick" Combs and Nancy Grigsby. Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs m. (2nd) 1830 to Matilda Combs b 1810 KY; d/o George Combs and Lydia Harrell Hearld. Children of Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs and Matilda "Tildy" Combs;

1. Jeremiah "Tight Jerry" Combs b 1 Aug 1836 Perry Co KY d 1935 Hindman, Knott Co KY m. 2nd Juliann "Judy" Combs, b 1847 KY d about 1945, d/o John Lorenzo Combs and Polly Ann Combs. Tight Jerry m. 1st Patty Haskins. Jeremiah Combs m. 5 Sept 1859 Perry Co KY to Mary Polly Williams, d/o Nicholas Williams and Ann Williams. Child of Jeremiah Tight Jerry Combs and Mary Polly Williams;

i. Wesley Combs b 15 Mar 1863 KY d 16 Aug 1940 m. Sylvania Unknown b 6 Mar 1865 d 22 Mar 1943.


Matilda Tildy Combs
and Clinton Combs

Matilda Combs b 1810 KY; d/o George Combs and Lydia Harrell. Matilda Tildy Combs m. 2nd to Clinton "Old Grizzler" Combs; s/o Mason "Mace" Combs and Jane "Jenny" Richardson.


Jeremiah C Chunky Jerry Combs
and Sarah Sally Grigsby

Jeremiah "Chunky Jerry" Combs b 1780 Shenandoah Co VA d 10 Jan 1853 Perry Co KY; s/o Nicholas "Danger Nick" Combs and Nancy Grigsby. Jeremiah C "Chunky Jerry" Combs m. (3rd) 9 Jun 1835 Perry Co KY to Sarah "Sally" Grigsby, b 1817 KY, d/o John Grigsby and Martha Patsy Campbell. Children of Jeremiah C "Chunky Jerry" Combs and Sarah Sally Grigsby;

1. Rita Combs b 1843.

2. Hannah "Rana" Combs b 1845. (Source Carter L Combs).

3. Harrison H Combs b. Apr 20, 1848; d. Nov 25, 1945, Powell Co, KY; m. (1) CYNTHIA BAKER; b. 1850; m. (2) MARGARET "PEGGY" COMBS; b. Aug 18, 1845; d. Sept 22, 1925. (Source Carter L Combs). Children of Harrison H Combs and Cynthia Baker;

i. William Henry Combs b 1869;

ii. Orrlis Combs b 1871;

iii. John B Combs b 1871

4. Remines "Remy" Combs (male) b 1852 Perry Co KY m. Mary "Alene" Combs b about 1854 d 8 May 1918, d/o Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs Jr and Sarh Sally Kelly.

5. Wade Combs b 6 Feb 1852 Perry Co KY d 15 Dec 1925 Troublesome Creek, Perry Co KY. Tombstone of Wade Combs. Wade Combs m. Manerva Williams b 17 Apr 1856 d 18 Dec 1935. Children of Wade Combs and Manerva Williams;

i. Austin Combs b 1883.

ii. Nancy Ann Combs b 1886.

iii. Mary Combs b 1888.

iv. William Combs b 1895.

v. Perry Lee Combs b 1898.

6. Betty Jane Combs b 1853 Perry Co KY m. 1869 Perry Co KY to Elijah Sumner b 1850, s/o James Sumner and Nancy Adams. Child of Betty Jane Combs and Elijah Sumner;

i. Jane Sumner b 1870

ii. Polly Sumner b 7 Nov 1873 Perry Co KY m. 22 Jul 1890 Perry Co KY to Elijah Combs b 28 Feb 1872 Perry Co KY, s/o Ira "Preacher Ira" Combs and Martha Ann Burton. Elijah Combs m. 2nd 1 Jan 1900 Perry Co KY to Molly Elizabeth Napier.


Sarah Sally Grigsby
and Hiram C Wooten

Sarah "Sally" Grigsby b 1817 KY d/o John Grigsby and Martha Patsy Campbell. Sally Grigsby m. 10 Jun 1854 Perry Co KY to Hiram C Wooten b about 1827; s/o Frederick Wooten and Nancy Combs.


1850 Perry County,Kentucky Federal Census Dist 2 Im 3 of 37
19 20 Jeremiah C. Combs 68 M Farmer 7250 Kentucky
Sally 25 F Ky
Jeremiah 11 M KY
Rettia? 7 F KY
Remy 4 F KY
Harrison 2 M KY

1860 Federal Census, Perry County, Kentucky district 1 image 2 of 97
11 11 H.C. Wooton 35 M farmer 1700 650 KY
Sally Wooton 37 F KY
Retta Combs 17 F KY
Rana Combs 15 F KY
Harrison Combs 13 M KY
Wade Combs 10 M KY
Nancy Combs 4 F KY
Wm. Combs 2 M KY

1870 Federal Census, perry County, Kentucky Troublesome image 1 of 15 2 2 Wooten Hiram 44 M W farmer 125 200 KY
Sally 47 F W keeping house KY
Jesse 20 M W at home
Nancy 15 F W KY
William 13 M W KY
Martha 10 F W KY
Combs Wade 20 M W 300 150 KY

1880 Federal Census, Perry County, Kentucky, Not Stated district 82 image 36 of 77
310 316 Wooten Sally W F 53 WD keeping house KY KY KY
Martha W F 19 daughter at home KY KY KY
Combs Wade W M 25 son farm laborer KY KY KY

Jeremiah ("Chunky Jerry"), the oldest son, was also born in old Shenandoah, 1780-'81) [sic]. His first marriage was to Nancy (Cythia) Sumner, and the second to Sallie Grigsby. He lived on Walker's Branch, at the mouth of which creek is the present Walker town [Perry Co, KY], a suburb of Hazard, and died there in 1853. It is from one of "Chunky's" sons, John S., that we may fix approximately the date of old "Danger's" first coming to Kentucky, and at which time he probably took up land in Perry for the first time. Says John S. (in the Dickey diary): "He (Chunky," [sic] "Danger's" son) was not grown when he came here." The date was probably about 1796. This may seem to conflict with Margaret Lewis' statement (same diary), above, as to her father, "Bird-Eye Nick" Combs; but again, it seems certain that "Danger" did not permanently settle down with his family in Perry until around 1808. He is known to have "commuted" a number of times between Kingsport and Perry County.

1870 Perry Co Ky Census
2-2/8 Wooton Sally F W 47 Ky Keeping house, (Grigsby) m. (1) Jeremiah "Chunky" Combs
2-2/8 Wooton Jesse M W 20 Ky
2-2/8 Wooton Nancy F W 15 Ky
2-2/8 Wooton William M W 13 Ky m. Sally Fuller 14 May 1876 Perry Co.
2-2/8 Wooton Martha F W 10 Ky m. Balis Williams 23 June 1881 Perry Co.
2-2/8 Combs Wade M W 20 Ky s/o Jerry & Sally Grigsby Combs, b


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