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Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs Jr
and Sarah Sally Kelly

Sarah Sally Kelly Tombstone - Source: jessegilpin ancestry.com - November 2011. Behind the railroad at Sassafras, (Knott Co KY) between 2 houses. This grave sits with one to 2 others, one marked with a headstone and another with a rock, between 2 houses on the hill behind Sassafras (Knott Co KY), up from the railroad. Sarah Kelly was the wife of Jeremiah Combs, parents of William Riley Combs. Jeremiah is buried at Emmalena, Knott Co., Ky. The story goes that the weather was bad when Sarah passed away,and the roads were too bad to make the trip to Emmalena (Knott Co KY) to be buried with her husband. jessegilpin originally shared this on 29 Dec 2011
Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs Jr b about 1812 KY d 1864 Perry Co KY; s/o Jeremiah "Long Jerry" Combs and Nancy Combs. Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs Jr m. 9 Jun 1835 to Sarah "Sally" Kelly b 15 Apr 1815 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 13 Apr 1895 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY; d/o Thomas Kelly and Nancy "Nannie" Mullins. Children of Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs Jr and Sarah "Sally" Kelly;

1. Jackson "Jack" Combs b 24 Jan 1838 Perry Co KY d 29 Apr 1914 Knott Co KY; m. 8 Apr 1859 to Mary Ann "Polly" Young b 4 Sept 1843 Perry Co KY d 28 Sept 1890 Knott Co KY; d/o Reece Young and Oriah "Ora" Ritchie.

2. Washington Combs b 1838 KY; m. Philadelphia "Delphia" Johnson b about 1842 KY; d/o George W Johnson. Children of Washington Combs and Philadelphia "Delphia" Johnson;

i. Carrar W Combs (female) b about 1875 KY; m. Henry Combs; s/o John Wesley Combs and Mary Hogg.

ii. Thompson Combs b about 1877 KY; m. 9 Oct 1896 Knott Co KY to Elmira Hudson.

iii. Simeon Combs b about 1879 KY

I. Price Combs b 1840.

II. Tildon Combs b 1842.

3. Fielden Combs b 19 Aug 1844 d 25 Feb 1916 Lotts Creek, KY; m. Arminta Godsey, b 26 Dec 1846 KY d 2 May 1900 Lotts Creek, KY; d/o John J Godsey and Margaret Duff. Child of Fielden Combs and Arminta Godsey;

I. Alonzo Combs born 1870 - 1880 m. 25 Jan 1896 Perry Co KY to Cora Combs; d/o Lacey C Combs and Elizabeth "Bettie" Combs.

4. Andrew Combs b 25 Dec 1845 Perry Co KY d 15 Apr 1917 Perry Co KY; m. about 1866 to Nancy Francis about 1848; d/o Simeon Sim Francis and Cassie Branham Smith.

5. James Madison Combs b 9 Nov 1847 Perry Co KY d 9 Nov 1902 Carr's Fork, Knott Co KY m. about 1865 to (1) Susan "Suz" Combs b 1851 Perry Co KY; d/o Clinton "Grizzler" Combs and Elizabeth "Betts" Combs. James Madison m. after 1875 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.

6. William Riley Combs b May 1849; m. Sarah "Sally" Francis b. Sept, 1854 KY; d/o Simeon "Sim" Francis and Cassie Branham Smith.

7. Sabrina Combs b 17 Jan 1849 (or 22 Nov 1851) Letcher Co KY d 5 Aug 1930 (or 25 Apr 1929) Letcher Co KY, m. 20 Jan 1870 to Watson Garrard Caudill, b 17 Jun 1849 d 5 Aug 1930; s/o John A Caudill and Rachel Cornett.

8. Mary "Alene" Combs b 1851 Perry Co KY; m. Remines "Remy" Combs b 1852 Perry Co KY; s/o Jeremiah C "Chunky Jerry" Combs and Sarah "Sallie" Grigsby.

9. Sally Combs b 1855 KY

10. Polina Combs b Nov 1857 KY; m. Shadrack "Shade" Smith b 6 Mar 1856 d 28 Sept 1939; s/o Jeremiah "Jake" Smith and Elizabeth Stacy. Shadrack "Shade" Smith m. about 1880 to (1) Mary "Polly" Francis b 1859; d/o John Wesley Francis and Elizabeth Mullins. Paulina Polina Combs m. John J Combs b 2 Dec 1851 d 9 Mar 1926; s/o Clinton Grizzler Combs and Elizabeth Combs.

11. Armelda Combs b 1858.

12. Nancy Ann Combs b 1859; m. 1871 to William M Franklin b 1859 d 1910 Knott Co KY; s/o James Franklin and Eliza Cornett.


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