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William Riley Combs
and Sarah "Sally" Francis

William Riley Combs, Unknown and Sarah Sally Francis
William Riley Combs, Unknown and Sarah "Sally" Francis
William Riley Combs
William Riley Combs
Sarah Sally Francis
Sarah Sally Francis
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


William Riley Combs
and Marjorie "Pug" Francis

(I'm not sure of this information - this would be sister to 1st wife, Sarah "Sally" Francis) 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. Marjorie "Pug" Francis b 26 Mar 1851; d/o Simeon "Sim" Francis and Cassie Branham Smith.


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