William Riley Combs
and Maggie Smith

L-R - Ray Combs - JB Francis - Elijah Smith Jr
L-R: Cousins, Ray Combs, JB Francis and Elijah Smith Jr - Photo Submitted By JB Francis
William Riley Combs b 21 Feb 1876 Campton, Wolfe Co KY d 15 Jan 1935 Blair Branch, Letcher Co KY; buried Lenville Adams Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; s/o James Madison Combs and Mary Ann Smith. 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. Children of William Riley Combs and Maggie Smith;

1. Raymond Combs b 9 May 1925 Letcher Co KY d 4 Mar 2011 Clarksville, OH; m. 13 Dec 1944 to Alta Hampton b 12 Nov 1925 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 3 Oct 2015 age 89; d/o John Hampton and Francis Adams.

2. J C Combs b 21 Feb 1927 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY m. Opal Jent.

3. Delza Combs b abt 1929 Letcher Co KY; m. Female Ratliff.


Maggie Smith and
Richard Smith

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. Children of Richard Smith and Maggie Smith;

1. John Smith b abt 1905 KY

2. Sally Smith b abt 1907 KY

3. Jerry Smith b abt 1908 KY

4. Cindy Smith; m. Rankin Blair

5. Sylvester Smith

6. Dorothy Smith

7. Ida Smith

8. Lenville Smith

9. Martha Smith

10. Earsie Smith; m. Lawrence Combs. Earsie Smith m. to (2) France Blair; buried Haven of Rest, Mayking, Letcher Co KY.


Maggie Smith
and Thomas Jent

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. 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.


William Riley Combs
and (1) Sarah Elizabeth Hale

William Riley Combs b 21 Feb 1876 Campton, Wolfe Co KY d 15 Jan 1935 Blair Branch, Letcher Co KY; buried Lenville Adams Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; s/o James Madison Combs and Mary Ann Smith. William Riley Combs m. 8 Apr 1898 Knott Co KY to (1) Sarah Elizabeth Hale b 1877 Carter Co KY d 27 Aug 1919 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; of typhoid fever; buried Adams Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; d/o Thomas Hale and Matilda Smith. William Riley Combs and Sarah Elizabeth Hale had 10 children. Some children of William Riley Combs and Sarah Elizabeth Hale;

1. Raymond Combs b 1899 Knott Co KY

2. Arzella Zella Combs b 13 Nov 1901 KY d 26 Jun 1978 (other source gives dod 29 Nov 1965) Knott Co KY; m. William H Breeding b 21 Jan 1881 KY d 25 Oct 1931; s/o James Thomas Breeding and Melvina "Vina" Cody. Children of William H Breeding and Arzella Combs;

i. Cuba Breeding b 4 Oct 1920 Knott Co KY

ii. Opal Breeding b 1924 Knott Co KY m. Unknown Nichols

Arzella Combs m. Thomas Sutton b 22 Apr 1897 KY d 13 Oct 1988 Knott Co KY. Children of Thomas Sutton and Arzella Combs;

i. Madesta Sutton b 21 Feb 1921 Knott Co KY

ii. Jewel Sutton b 1922 KY

iii. Rollo Buford Sutton b 28 Aug 1924 Knott Co KY

iv. Juanita Sutton b 1926 KY

v. John Radford Sutton b 12 Jun 1929 Knott KY

3. Madison Combs b 1903 KY

4. Matilda Tilda Combs b 27 Oct 1904 d 18 Oct 1963; m. 6 Oct 1923 to Fred Banks b 20 Jul 1892 d 23 Nov 1968; s/o Irvine Banks and Cornelia Combs.

5. Thomas Combs b 1907 KY

6. Martha Combs b 11 Aug 1911 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 17 Sept 1983 Fayette Co KY; m. 9 Aug 1929 to Daniel Harston Cupps b 28 Jan 1901 Cullman AL d 15 Jan 1959 Jeremiah, KY

7. Carol Combs (m) b 1914 KY

8. Watson Combs b 1917 KY

9. Mary Combs b 1920 KY


William Riley Combs
and Maude Davis

William Riley Combs b 21 Feb 1876 Campton, Wolfe Co KY d 15 Jan 1935 Blair Branch, Letcher Co KY; buried Lenville Adams Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; s/o James Madison Combs and Mary Ann Smith. William Riley Combs m. 27 May 1920 to (2) Maude Davis b 1896.


1920 Colby, Letcher Co KY Census
75 75 Combs Riley Head M W 44 Wd KY KY KY
75 75 Combs Madison Son M W 17 S KY KY KY
75 75 Combs Tilda Dau F W 15 S KY KY KY
75 75 Combs Thomas Son M W 13 S KY KY KY
75 75 Combs Martha Dau F W 8 S KY KY KY
75 75 Combs Caral Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
75 75 Combs Watson Son M W 3 8/12 S KY KY KY
75 75 Combs Mary Dau F W 11/12 S KY KY KY


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