Franklin Combs

  • Birth 17 Nov 1824 USA
  • Death 30 Dec 1844 Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 5220124

Franklin Combs was the son of General Leslie Combs, one of the most prominent men of the early nineteenth century, serving with distinction in War of 1812 and Indian War. He was assasinated by a villian named George O'Blennis. The Lexington newspaper prints the following letter from Judge J W Black on Jan 2, 1845,
Gen Leslie Combs: It is with sincere pain that I have to inform you of the death of your son, Frank Combs. He was killed by a Mr. O'Blannis on yesterday and the only person present was a young man by the name of Johnston. His statement is that he and Mr. Combs were riding up home, having been below. O'Blennis came riding past them at full speed, after they had passed O'Blennis house. After passing them some 20 yards, O'Blennis jumped from his horse, having a double barrell shotgun in his hand and immediately fired both barrells. Frank Combs fell dead. O'Blennis absconded immediately. ... It was a military funeral.

Update on parents provided by Combs researcher 4/9/2013


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  • Created by: Anne Rupert
  • Added: 20 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5220124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin Combs (17 Nov 1824–30 Dec 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5220124, citing Old Episcopal Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .