Camden County, at the SE corner of GA, was established in 1777 from St. Marys and St. Thomas parishes, and in 1803 gained additional territory from Creek Lands.

1820 US Census

(from Georgia GenWeb Archives, extracted by S. C. Hefner)

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1 m <: 10; 1 m 18-25
2 f < 10; 4 f 26-44

1821-1824 (Extracted from The Georgia Black Book: Morbid, Macabre, & Sometimes Disgusting Records of Genealogical Value. by Robert Scott Davis, Jr. Southern Historical Press, 1982, pp. 39-40, by S.C. Hefner)

Monroe, Hardy P. HUMPHREY, John Combs, Camden County, Baker's District, one, 1821, Combs was drafted into the United States service in the late war with Great Britain and the Indians, but deserted. Condemned in Monroe County Superior Court, March Term, 1827, 1 March 1824.

Notes: It has not been determined which John Combs this was, nor the disposition of his case. Numerous soldiers in the War of 812 (1812-ca1815) were mistakenly termed "deserters" due to having been transferred from one company to another, wounded without record, etc.; and the records were normally later corrected (and/or ignored). By 1821, however, the question should have been "moot," thus John may have truly deserted... See also Index to Combs of the War of 1812.

No Combs are found on census index for this county from 1830 through 1850.

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