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James Madison Combs
and Susan "Suz" Combs

James Madison Combs b 9 Nov 1847 Perry Co KY d 9 Nov 1902 Carr's Fork, Knott Co KY; s/o Jeremiah L Combs Jr and Sarah Sally Kelly. James Madison Combs m. about 1865 to (1) Susan Suz Combs b 1851 Perry Co KY; d/o Clinton "Grizzler" Combs and Elizabeth "Betts" Combs. Children of James Madison Combs and Susan "Suz" Combs;

1. Arminta Minta Combs b about 1870 KY.

2. Fielding Combs b Jan 1870 d 1 Dec 1918 Letcher Co KY m. 27 Jun 1887 Knott Co KY to Ruphenia Smith, b 1872; d/o Samuel Smith Jr and Nancy Owens. Child of Fielding Combs and Ruphenia Smith;

i. Casper Combs b 20 Apr 1903 Knott Co KY.

3. July Combs b 1871.


James Madison Combs
and Mary Ann Smith

James Madison Combs b 9 Nov 1847 Perry Co KY d 9 Nov 1902 Carr's Fork, Knott Co KY; s/o Jeremiah L Combs Jr and Sarah Sally Kelly. James Madison Combs m. to (2) Mary Ann Smith b 9 Dec 1852 KY d 11 Jun 1928 Carr's Fork, Knott Co KY; d/o William Medford Smith and Martha Ashley. Children of James Madison Combs and Mary Ann Smith;

1. William Riley Combs b 1876 KY d 22 Oct 1947 Knott Co KY; m. 1898 Knott Co KY to Sarah Elizabeth Hale b 1877; d/o Thomas Hale and Matilda Smith. William Riley Combs m. 27 May 1920 to (2) Maude Davis b 1896. William Riley Combs m. 31 May 1924 to Maggie Smith b 6 Aug 1886 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 15 Dec 1943 Carcassone, Letcher Co KY; buried Jent Cemetery, Carcassone Mountain, Bull Creek, Letcher Co KY; d/o Jeremiah Smith and Peggy Collins. Maggie Smith m. 1904 to (1) Richard Smith b about 1880 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY; s/o John Ashley Smith and Malinda Lynn Combs. Maggie Smith m. about 1936 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY to (3) Thomas Jent b 1880 Letcher Co KY d 17 Aug 1957; buried beside Maggie in the Jent Cemetery, Carcassone Mountain, Bull Creek, Letcher Co KY.

2. Millie "Mellyann" Combs b 28 Mar 1878 d 28 Mar 1939; shot to death Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; (see death certificate transcription); m. 23 Apr 1896 Knott Co KY to Noah Jent (aka Gent) b 1875; s/o William Jent and Nancy Smith. Millie Mellyann Combs m. (2) Richard Whitaker. Children of Noah Jent and Millie Combs;

i. Louise Jent.

ii. Harlan Jent b 1898.

iii. Curtis Jent b 1900.

3. Jeremiah J Jerry Combs b 1880; m. 23 Dec 1903 Knott Co KY to Mary Ann Smith b 1 Dec 1887 Knott Co KY; d/o Hilliard Jackson Smith and Armelda Melda Combs. Children of Jeremiah J Jerry Combs and Mary Ann Smith;

i. Newell Combs b 1908 KY.

ii. Lucinda Combs b 1910 KY.

iii. Cecil Combs b 1912 KY.

iv. Ives Combs (male) b 1915 KY.

4. John Harlan Combs b 1884; m. Eliza Liza Moore; d/o Ephraim Moore and Susanna Bryant. Child of John Harlan Combs and Eliza Liza Moore;

i. Dudley Garner Combs b 1905.

5. Martha Combs b 1887; m. Elijah Lige Jent.

6. Nancy J Combs b 21 Mar 1890 d 28 Mar 1939 - shot to death Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; (see death certificate transcription); m. (1) John Frank Jent. Nancy J Combs m. (2) Hiram Draughn; s/o Walter Draughn and Valeria Perkins.

7. Alexander Combs b 1891.

8. Paulina Combs b 1894; buried Smithsboro Cemetery, Knott Co KY; m. William Bradley Stacy; buried Carr Fork Cemetery, Knott Co KY.

9. Lucinda Alice Combs b 1896; m. Male Blair.


Death Certificate of Nancy J Combs Draughn
28 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #7845

Death certificate of Nancy J Combs Draughn; 28 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Cert. #7845 of Mrs. Nancy DRAUGHN: resides Whitesburg, KY; female, white, m., housekeeper; age: 49 yrs 0 mos 7 ds; Spouse: Hiram DRAUGHN; b: 21 Mar 1890 Knott Co KY; d: 28 Mar 1939 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY by murder - shot to death near Whitesburg, KY on public highway - pistol shots, head and body; buried: Combs Cemetery, Knott Co KY 30 Mar 1939 by Johnson Funeral Home, Whitesburg, KY; daughter of Madison COMBS b Knott Co KY & Mary Ann SMITH b Knott Co KY; informant: Alice BLAIR (Daughter) [sic], Whitesburg, Ky. (Alice may be sister to Nancy and Millie).


Death Certificate of Millie Mellyann Combs Whitaker
28 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #7844

Death Certificate of Millie Mellyann Combs Whitaker; 28 Mar 1939 Kentucky Death Certificate #7844 Mrs. Millie WHITAKER: resides Whitesburg, Ky; female, white, widow, housekeeper; age 61 yrs 0 mos 7 ds; Spouse: Richard WHITAKER; b 21 Mar 1878 Knott Co KY; d 28 Mar 1939 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY by murder - shot to death near Whitesburg, KY on public highway - pistol shots, head and body; buried: Combs Cemetery Knott Co KY 30 Mar 1939 by Johnson Funeral Home, Whitesburg, KY; daughter of Madison COMBS b Knott Co KY & Mary Ann SMITH b Knott Co KY; informant: Alice BLAIR (Daughter) [sic], Whitesburg, Ky. (Alice may be sister to Nancy and Millie).


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