William Riley Combs b 1 Feb 1849 Perry Co KY d 1 May 1918 (or 5 Jan 1919) Sassafras, Knott Co KY s/o Jeremiah Lorenzo Combs and Sarah "Sally" Kelly. William Riley Combs m. 11 Nov 1872 Letcher Co KY to Sarah "Sally" Francis b 19 Oct 1852 Letcher Co KY d 23 Dec 1936; buried small cemetery on hill above grandson's home, Sassafras, Knott Co KY; d/o Simeon "Sim" Francis and Cassie Branham Smith. William Riley Combs was a school teacher and also owned a mercantile store. He sold the mineral rights for all of his land to various coal companies and retired soon thereafter. He was a prominent citizen of Vicco and Sassafras, Kentucky and was well thought of by all. Children of William Riley Combs and Sarah "Sally" Francis;
1. Rev Watson G Combs b 1 Dec 1873 Knott Co KY d 16 Mar 1944 Sassafras, Knott Co KY; m. Leodicia "Dicie" Pigman b 30 Dec 1874 d 10 Aug 1943 Sassafras, Knott Co KY; d/o Braxton Pigman and Lucinda Adams. Rev Watson G Combs
was a Preacher and a farmer. Children of Rev Watson G Combs and Dicie Pigman;
i. Brax Combs; m. Maude Cornett.
ii. Delta Combs m. George Moore; m. to (2) Harlan Cornett.
iii. Rettie Combs; m. Ivan Cornett.
iv. Alma Combs; m. Herbert "Bud" Bolen.
v. Ira Combs; m. Edith Muncy.
vi. Clarence Combs; m. Marie Murphy.
vii. Effie Combs; m. Ernest Sayer.
viii. Astor Combs
ix. Uretta Combs b 8 Dec 1904 Knott Co KY
2. Sabrina Combs b 18 Oct 1875 d 4 Apr 1914 Knott Co KY; m. 28 Nov 1895 Knott Co KY to Joseph Ritchie b 9 Jan 1869 Perry Co KY d 9 Jul 1962 Knott Co KY; s/o Alexander Crockett Ritchie and Mary Fugate.
3. Cassa Combs b 17 Nov 1877 d 26 Jun 1879 KY.
4. Riley Combs b 1 Feb 1879
5. Samuel Combs b 2 Jan 1880 KY d 22 Sept 1946 Yellow Creek, Knott Co KY; m. Rhoda Hall. Samuel Combs m. Bertha Hampton.
6. Andrew "Andy' Combs b 18 Mar 1883 d 6 Apr 1914 New York City, NY the victim of a robbery, m. Unknown Begley. Child Iota Combs b 1906 KY
7. Idely Combs b 10 May 1885 Sassafras, KY d 2 Nov 1973 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH; m. 23 Mar 1900 to George Elliott Francis b 18 Apr 1881 Talcum, Perry Co KY d 26 Jul 1941; s/o Sam Francis and Haney Fugate.
8. Shaderack "Shade" Combs b 10 Jan 1887; m. 1905 to Sabrina Ritchie.
9. William "Willie" Combs b 22 May 1889; m. Ruthie "Rushia" Combs; d/o Fisty Sam Combs and Matilda Young. Children of William "Will" Combs and Rushia Combs;
i. Kathleen Combs; m. Ed Hackett; m. Charles Shepherd.
ii. Leonard Combs; m. Billie Grigsby.
iii. Dorothy Combs; m. J D Larkey Jr
iv. Bob Adron Combs; m. Rose Unknown.
v. Laura Combs; m. Pete Landy.
vi. Bogges Combs; m. Monnie Unknown.
vii. Eugene Combs
10. Sarah Combs b after 1873