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SWF (#47602327)
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Bio Photo I have been an avid genealogist in Perry Co. for over 35 years. I have researched my family in Letcher, Perry, Breathitt, Magoffin, Morgan, Leslie, Clay, Lee and Owsley counties. I have research on the Campbell, Couch, Dixon, Combs, Cornett, Feltner, Williams, Whitely, Haney, Gullet and others that came into my family as I researched. I became a member of FAG while trying to find my grandfather's lost grave in Magoffin Co. My husband and I started taking pictures of the cemeteries in Perry Co. to help people find their lost loved ones. We are attempting to photograph the cemeteries in Perry county. I will do transfers within the four Generation FAG guideline that include: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents and great grandparents. Sorry, no transfers to aunts, uncles or cousins. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR TRANSFERS NOT IN YOUR DIRECT LINE. I try to be accommodating but I will not tolerate rudeness. If any of my memorials need to be edited, please contact me using the edit button. Also I will try to help if you are having trouble research your family members. Thanks
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Rick Combs
RE: Lisa Marie Coots Campbell
Thanks for replying,
So that was an actually obituary in the newspaper huh? I wonder who wrote it and how they managed to mess up the relations. Anyway, her name is Lisa Ruth Coots, she is the daughter of Virgil Coots and Rose Nell Combs and wife of Ricky Campbell. Cassie Marie Combs Herald is her grandmother. Cassie is also the grandmother of Bethany Marie Lewis, daughter of Rowena "Nena" Lynn Herald and Joe Lewis, wife of Wayne Adams. Thanks again
Added by Rick Combs on Oct 12, 2017 7:07 AM
Adam Feltner's daughter Orlena
Orlena was my great great grandmother. Is Adam Feltner in your family line? I read all the info on Adam's four marriages. Could you possibly email me any sources for this? My email is abakerowen at yahoo

Thank you so very much!
Added by abakerowen on Sep 07, 2017 7:06 PM
Russell Sizemore # 141557538
You have Russell's wife, Naoma, listed on his page two times.
Andrea Sizemore
Added by gen20 on Sep 04, 2017 10:06 PM
Jackie Sullivan
Name clarification
Hello, my great- great grandmother was Ollie Dye and in attempting to look at family history I was unable to find information on her mother Sarah Crumpton. I was taken in the direction of the surname Compton. Is this my mistake or was there a change in name at some point you are aware of? I would appreciate any clarification you can provide.
Added by Jackie Sullivan on Sep 02, 2017 1:23 PM
Thank you!
Thanks so much for the info on Tricia. She has a beautiful tombstone and is truly missed by her Cordia family. Also, i did find so things out on David Miller's grave, i knew he was buried someplace close to where i live but was not exactly sure. Plus, Robert Shelton and Justin Combs both died in Kentucky. Justin died in Hindman and Robert died in Clear Creek. But i'm not too sure on where they are buried nor do the teachers at my school. But im still looking! Thanks so much!

Added by GraveSeeker158 on Aug 30, 2017 5:09 PM
I want to find these graves, but nobody seems to know where they are.
Hello! i want your help with finding these graves located in eastern Ky. I'm trying to find them myself.

Robert Shelton
Justin Paul Combs
David Mason Miller (Cemetery found, need grave picture)
Tricia Michelle Felter
Tyler Micheal Pratt

These kids used to go to my school, Cordia High School. Most of them were killed in car crashes, and one was trampled by a pony. I have asked countless teachers at my school where they are buried, but they don't know or ether forgot. The one i am currently searching for is Robert Shelton. If you can, please find them on (if possible) to help locate their graves. You can go to the cemeteries yourself if you would like. Please! i need help finding these kids.

With much thanks,
Added by GraveSeeker158 on Aug 29, 2017 6:09 PM
Lillie B. Strong #114473281
The death date for Lillie B. Strong is wrong. This is my step grandmother and she died in 1983 not 1963. The photo of the headstone attached to the memorial has the correct date. I submitted a correction through the edit option on the Memorial. Thank you for all your work and providing this service for our family.
Added by Rainey on Aug 26, 2017 1:31 PM
Debra Sotzing
Preston Combs
Preston Combs is my 4th great grandfather.
His son Joseph did not marry Delitha King
he married Delilah Combs her ancestry is unknown.
There is no record of a Delitha King who married Joseph Combs. One author of Fallen Leaves erroneously put that info in his book. I contacted him and he did not let me know where the info came from. Please change this to Delilah Combs.
Here are records I have:
Marriage Record Groom's Index
Groom: Joseph Combs
DOM: February 4, 1843
POM: Perry Co., KY
Note: The bride was not listed. Believed to be Delilah Combs
Other Documents of the marriage:
1. 1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census
2. Breathitt KY Vital Statistics
1850 Breathitt Co., KY Census as of 6/1/1850
District 1 by John Hargis
8/24/1850 Page 35A Line 7 #257/257
Joseph Combs 24 M KY Farmer $200
Delila 24 F KY
Calvin 5 M KY
Wiley 4 M KY
1. NARA Series M432 Roll 193 Page 29A

Birth Records Breathitt Co., KY Vital Statistics on Microfilm at the KY Archives in Frankfort, KY:
1. Rebecca Combs born March 15, 1854 Turkey Creek
father: Joseph Combs
mother: Delila Combs
residence: Turkey Creek
2. Preston Combs born June 15, 1859
father: Joseph Combs
mother: Delila Combs
residence: Breathitt Co., KY

1860 Breathitt Co., KY Census as of 6/1/1860
District 1 Jackson PO
7/16/1860 Page 361 Sheet 91 Line 26 #621/621
Joseph Combs 35 M Farmer $300/$50 b. Perry Co., KY R/W-N
Delilia 36 F b. Perry Co., KY
Calvin 17 M Farmer b. Breathitt Co., KY
Wiley 15 M b. Breathitt Co., KY
Rebecca 10 F b. Breathitt Co., KY
Preston 2 M b. Breathitt Co., KY
1. NARA Series M543 Roll

1870 Breathitt Co., KY Census as of 6/1/1870
Precinct 8 Jackson PO by T. P. Cardwell
9/2/1870 Page 456B Sheet 14 Line 35 #81/81
(Annotations from birth & death records in italics & parentheses.)
Joseph Combs 46 M W Farm Labor R/W-N KY Male Citizen 21+
Delilah 47 F W Keeping House R/W-N KY
Calvin 24 M W Farm Labor R/W-N Male Citizen 21+ KY
Rebecca 17 F W At Home R/W-N School-Y KY (b March 15, 1854, Breathitt Co., KY VS)
Preston 11 M W At Home R/W-N School-Y KY (b June 15, 1859 Breathitt Co., KY VS d. 4/9/1923 Powell Co., KY DC)
Minerva 8 F W At Home KY
1. NARA Series M593 Roll 449 Page 456B
2. LDS FHL Film 545948
1. Another source has Crockettsville for this census. The original has Pct. 8 Jackson PO.
2. The surname Combs is indexed as Calmes. This absolutly looks like COMBS.
3. Next to them is Joseph's father Preston Combs listed with Sarah and family
9/3/1870 Page 456A Sheet 15 Line 1 #82/82

1880 Lee Co., KY Annotated Census District 60 # 306
Joseph Combs 56 married laborer (married @1874, 2nd marriage for both)
Eliza 41 wife married housekeeping (Nee Farmer) (married 1st to a Johnson)
Pely 3 Son (born Lee Co., KY)
Bettie Nowlan 19 Step-Daughter divorced laborer (B. 1861; had son by Berg Flannery)
David Johnson 12 Step-Son laborer
Marth Johnson 11 Step-Daughter (Martha)
Source: 1880 Lee Co., KY Census Margaret Millar Hayes 1993 p. 137
1. Joseph Combs s/o Preston Combs, Sr. & Nancy B. Stacy
2. M. #1 Delilah Combs died 1870-1874 - both lived in Breathitt 1850, 1860, 1870
3. M. #2 Louisa Eliza Farmer d/o Lewis & Ann Farmer
4. Louisa Elizabeth Farmer M #1 Joseph Nolan M#2 Unknown Johnson.

Birth Record for son Pely Combs b. 1/28/1878 states parents Joseph Combs b. Breathitt Co., KY and Eliza Farmer b. Harlan Co., KY Residence Lee Co., KY.

I have more sources but these are the ones that do state it is Delilah. Also children's birth records states Delilah Combs. More than one record state her maiden name is Combs.

my email is
what is your relationship to Preston & Nancy.

Also looking for Nancy after 1860. There is a genealogist at Breathitt county library that told me she was living with relatives in Perry Co., KY in 1870. He was not willing to give me who they were. Actually he may not be directly related as he was only interested in Confederates in the Civil War.

This comes to me as a huge and different picture in my mind of Preston Combs. The information comes from a very distant cousin and possibly not a cousin at all, but related to other married in branches of the of the family, mostly interested in the Confederacy of the Civil War, librarian for the Breathitt Co., Genealogical & Historical Soc. He states Preston lived in Breathitt Co., KY 4 mile Fork of Turkey Creek the 1st tract boundaries beginning near to the head of a cove surrounded by people on the Union side. He and a few others would sneak supplies to the confederates when they could. His family kept to themselves. Possibly "odd" as our family has been told before and copied that existence. He has no marriage record to Sarah McIntosh Gross Combs Spicer, but they lived together starting and according to the 1870 Breathitt Co., KY Census. However his death record states he is married. I am told his wife Nancy Stacy Combs is still living in 1870. I always thought Nancy passed away and Preston remarried to Sarah who lived practically next door. Sarah's husband Thomas Gross died during the Civil War. Thomas Jefferson or Jefferson Combs was s/o Preston & Sarah b. late in the 1860's. I was told that the Gross family obtained most or all the lands of Preston Combs. I am sad for Nancy that she was thrown aside so Preston could take on another woman, but I do not know the whole story at this time. I'm sure there is more.

Please let me know your thoughts, your research, etc on Joseph Combs and Nancy Stacy. My ancestor is Preston & Nancy's son Bonaparte. I also do not have info about his death. I think it was either sinister or civil war. Of course he was a confederate and so was Levi Holland.

Debra Sotzing
Added by Debra Sotzing on Aug 25, 2017 2:35 PM
Dan Mohn
William Bradley Stacy birth year
I have proposed a change to the birth year for William Bradly Stacy. 1877 is at least twelve years too early. While 1887 does appear in some genealogies, in his registration for WWI he used 23 Sep 1890. Then, when he registered for the WWII draft, he reported 23 Sep 1889. I believe the 1889 date is probably more accurate -- certainly much more so than 1877.
Added by Dan Mohn on Aug 25, 2017 8:27 AM
Lucinda Campbell
Obit of Malvery Couch, Hazard KY
I am the great granddaughter of Malvery (Mallie) Couch. Her obit omits her youngest son, William Campbell, my father.
I also would like to know where the photos in this listing come from.
I am named after Mallie's sister, Lucinda. I remember her and my Aunt Mary very well, as my father used to support them both when he was a pilot in the air force. We would visit them in Cincinnati as children.

Mallie had 13 children in total, most of which are unlisted. I do not know the names of all of them. But, would like to try to add as much accurate information as possible.
Added by Lucinda Campbell on Aug 19, 2017 5:48 AM
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