Saturday, April 21, 2018

More from My Family Tree

Here's some fun info to add to The Bayley Side of my Family as the conversation continues!

I am so enjoying the genealogy group on Facebook!

From the wonderful admin of the group:

Ball Creek School in 1901, but we don't have names for the students in this picture. Greenberry Combs was the teacher in 1901.

Y'all know me.  I had to ask if anyone knew about the teacher, Greenberry, as Combs is another branch of my family tree, right next to Bayley.  Again, the wonderful admin responded:

Green Berry Combs was born September 1882 in Kentucky, the son of William Combs & Tabitha EVERSOLE Combs. The Combs family came to Combs, Madison County, Arkansas, in a covered wagon in 1891, where William died 16 July 1899. Tabitha and the kids are found on the 1900 Madison County, Arkansas, census, Mill Creek Township and family members say that William is buried in the Combs Cemetery in a fieldstone marked grave. Tabitha moved to Johnson County, Arkansas, and died there on 11 January 1911 and is buried in the Hartman Cemetery.

Green Berry Combs married Beade FRITCHEY in Crawford County, Arkansas, on 7 April 1905. According to his grandson, Ellsworth Combs, Green Berry gave the introductory speech for Governor Orval Faubus at the dedication of the Combs Cemetery on August 16, 1958.
Green Berry Combs died 2 May 1961 and is buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

Green Berry (also found as Greenberry and G. B.) Combs is listed on our Madison County Teacher's list as teaching at these schools: 1901 Panther Creek District #83 and Ball Creek Distirct #91; 1902 at Greenwood District #60; 1903 and 1904 at Combs District #33; and 1904 at St. Paul District #48. After that he is not listed as teaching in Madison County (in 1901 he's listed as teaching at 2 schools - most school terms was only 3 months in length and a teacher could teach at 2 different schools)

How cool is that?!  GB is not in my direct lineage, but I am thrilled to learn all of this about one of my relatives!  Do you enjoy genealogy?

;-)  -Marci


  1. I do and need to get more into it myself.

  2. Green berry is my Great uncle , my grandpa combs was Henry Clay Combs

  3. Green berry is my Great uncle , my grandpa combs was Henry Clay Combs

  4. Green berry is my Great uncle , my grandpa combs was Henry Clay Combs


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