Richmond County, Georgia was established in 1777 from St. Paul's Parish. Descendant counties include Columbia in 1790 and Warren in 1793. The county seat is Augusta.

1785 (Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia: 1756-1909. Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. Vidalia, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970.) Eliz COMBS (Richmond Book HHH p. 183) 200 acres

1818 Richmond County Tax List

(Extracted by Combs Researcher S. C. Hefner from Some Early Tax Digests of Georgia)

p. 129
COMBS, J. 1 Poll 6 Negroes 12 Cariges [Carriages?] 2 Dolls. 68 3/4 cts.
COMBS, Nathaniel 1 Poll 1 Negro 62 1/2 cts.
COMBS, Littleberry 1 Poll 31 1/4 cts.

p. 140
NESBETT & COMBS Amt Stock etc. St. 1000 1 Poll 1 Negro 3 Dolls 75 cts.

Notes: A census CD also includes a William COM [sic] on p. 129 (Reminder: Census CD's are notoriously unreliable secondary sources). A Berry [sic] COMBS m in 1814 in Columbia Co, GA. Not known if possibly the same. See also 1818 Jasper Co GA marriage of Nathan [sic] Combs to Luce HOOD. Again, not known if the same. See also Index to Combs &c. of War of 1812 where both a Nathaniel and a Littleberry are found as Georgia Volunteers.

1830 Richmond Co, GA Census


p. 273

1 m < 5; 2 m 5-10; 1 m 15-20; 2 m 20-30; 1 m 40-50
1 f < 5; 1 f 40-50

16 Sep 1830 (from Augusta Chronicle and Advertiser; Augusta, Georgia; 29 Sep 1830 issue; p. 3 "Married"; extracted by Ann H. Auburg) "In Greenville, S.C. on the 16th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Johnson, Mr. Sterling T. COMBS, to Miss Celestia F. MEALS, both of Augusta, Geo."

1832 Land Lottery of Georgia (Extracted from The 1832 Land Lottery of Georgia by Combs Researcher S. C. Hefner)
p. 48 16th district, 1st section. Richmond County* #225 Francis H. COMBS, 398th
p. 62 18th district, 1st section. Richmond County* #255 George D. COMBS, 120th

Note: *means granted previous to first day of January 1838. These were 40 and 60 acre lots.

1840 Richmond Co, GA Census Index


1850 Richmond Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

73rd Division

p. 486

HH #713
Vienna COMES 40 F Black GA
Simcol(?) 18 M Black GA
Isaiah 14 M Black GA
Matthew 7 M Black GA

1860 Richmond Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

Augusta PO

p. 808, 26 Jul 1860

825-214 Jane KENDRICK(?) 51 F "H(?) Maker" Mass.
John TERRY 25 M Jeweler Conn.
Levi COMBS [sic] 30 M Rail. Ro. Clerk Mass.
Susan COOMBS [sic] 29 F Mass.
Francis JENNINGS 26 M Teacher in Lee(?) Mass.

p. 823, 4 Aug 1860

959-943 Levi B. COOMBS [sic] 35 M Rail. Ro. Clerk Mass.
Susan R. COOMBS 28 F Mass.
"? for Estate of Scott and Agust for ? farmings"

Note: Unless a series of coincidences occurred, Levi and Susan were counted twice. Perhaps they moved between the 26th of July and the 4th of August.

Note from Debi: 1850 Middlesex Co MA Census, The City of Charlestown, 3 Aug 1850. "Clapp" may actually be "Class."

HH 439/598 G.H. CLAPP 55 M Sail Maker MA
Mary 48 F MA
Nelson 17 M Clerk MA
John 23 M MA
Levi COMBS 25 M Guilder MA
Susan B. 21 F MA

p. 847

1186-1162 Sterling T. COMBS 52 Commission Mer. GA
Sallie J. 27 GA

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