Sketch of Andrew Combs Home
(Drawn & submitted by Vivian Moon)

This is a drawing of the Combs house in Lee Co. Ky. as I remember it.  It had a tin roof and tin siding with a pressed brick design.  If we had a big rain storm it would get so loud that you couldn't sleep at night.  The limestone rocks used for the foundation came from Miller's creek and the huge chestnut logs used at the foundation were cut from the farm. All the other lumber used to build the house came from our land and was cut at my grandfather,  Andrew Combs', saw mill.  This was called the "New Combs House". The old log house was located to the front of this house. The log house was built in two parts under the same roof, with like a breezeway between.  In the winter they if it got really cold they would bring the animals into this open area to protect and keep them warm. 

Later the old log house was dismantled and taken up on the hill and used as a barn. As a young child I walked the log foundation that remained of the 
original log cabin. 

Not far from this house Andrew Combs owned and operated a small general store also.  To the left side of this picture and high upon a hill was a really old cemetery...I remember  that some of the stones were from the time of the Civil War..I wonder if I could ever find it again.  On the other side of the hill was the old Barrett Cemetery. On the farm we had a big cave but it had a small opening and it was in this cave that Uncle Marvin Combs, eldest son of Andrew Combs, made his famous moonshine.. 

Vivian


 

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