Twiggs County, Georgia was established in 1809 from Wilkinson County. Part of Twiggs County was used to form Bibb County in 1822. The county seat is Jeffersonville.

11 Jul 1828 (from Abstracts of some Document of Twiggs County, p. 76 by McSwain, extracted by Katherine C. Bray). James COMBS sold William P. GILBERT land originally in Wilkinson County now Twiggs, Lots 196 and 197 in 24th District adjoining D. W. SHRINE, Wright SANDERS, and Jesse WALTRS.

1830 Twiggs Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S.C. Hefner)

p. 60

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

1832 Land Lottery of Georgia (extracted from The 1832 Land Lottery of Georgia p. 63 by Combs Researcher S. C. Hefner) 19th district, 1st section. Twiggs County. #303
James COMBS, Herring's

Note: These were 40 and 60 acre lots.

4 Jul 1834 (from Baldwin County Georgia Newspaper Clippings, 16 Wed 1834, extracted by Katherine C. Bray)
The anniversay of American Independence was celebrated at Tarversville on 4th July 1834. Between two and three hundred of the most respectable citizens of the county assembled at an early hour, a procession was formed by Joseph JOHNSTON, Esq, marshal of the day, making some handsome remarks on the unaminity and good order to be observed on the day, and marched to the Methodist meeting house accompanied by martial music under the flag of the Union. The Declaration of Independence was read by Major Robert R. SLAPPEY, preaced by some handsome and patriotic remarks, and an eloquent and impressive Oration delivered by Mr. H.A.H. LAWSONn. They then repaired to a table spread under the thick foliage of wide spread hickory trees, where they partook of a bountiful and sumptuous dinner, prepared for the occasion. D. W. SHRINE, Esq officiated as President, assisted by Daniel MASSEE, Esq as first Five-President and Doctor R, R. TARVERS second Vice-President. They proposed regular toasts. Volunteer toasts were offered by the following gentlemen: Edward KELLY, Revolutionary Soldier, Jeremiah DUPREE, Revolutionary Soldier, Richard STEPHENS, Revolutionary Soldier; James COMBS; R. STEPHENS, Jr.; William STEPHENS, Luke BROWN, James HAYDEN, Davis WALKER, James LAND, Alexander MARTIN, William CRITTENDON, R. F. GLENN, William M. TARVER, John W. BARKWELL, J. A. SHRINE, James KNIGHT, Henry SWEARINGEN; Wesly COX; Robert R. SLAPPEY, William WALTERS; William KENDRICK, D. W. MILLER, James GUICE, James BRYNES, Charlton F. SMITH, J. TUNE, Joseph JOHNSON, Major S. F. MILLER, J. D. BRYAN, Obadiah ADAMS, Suttleton BATEMEN, M. WILKERSON, J. E. ALLEN, Peyton REYNOLDS, Thomas JOHNSON, Richard K. CROOMS, A. J. SHRINE, H.A.H. LAWSON, C. F. SMITH, S.A.P.DEAN, R R. TARVER, William M. TARVER, B. BRIDGER, D. S. HARRISON, R. F. GLENN, William BLUNT and Ira E. DUPREE.

10 Dec 1839 (extracted by Combs Researcher S. C. Hefner from Abstracts of Georgia Notices from 'The Southern Recorder' 1830-1855, the 31 Dec 1839 issue. The Southern Recorder was the weekly paper of Milledgeville, Baldwin Co, GA) COMBS, R. K. of Twiggs Co. [GA] and Jane E. BROWN of Jackson Co., FL married there December 10, 1839 by Rev. WILSON.

1840 Twiggs Co, GA Census


14 Mar 1846 (from Death Notices in The Southern Recorder: 1830-1855, 31 Mar 1846 issue, extracted by Katherine C. Bray)
James COMBS, Sr., 64, died 14 March 1846 at his home in Twiggs County.

Note: He was, therefore, born circa 1782. That certainly makes it possible that he is "James Coombs," the 48-year-old male in his household in the 1830 Census. But where was he in the 1840 Census?

1850 Twiggs Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 195

607-607 D. H. COOMBS 32 M farmer NC
Ann 24 F GA
James T. 5 M GA
Richard 3 M GA
William H. 19 M GA

1860 Twiggs Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 403

374-376 J. H. COMBESS 25 M day laborer GA
Rebecca 25 F GA
Mary C. 8 F GA
Elizabeth 5 F GA
Wiley E. 3 M GA
Roxie 7/12 F GA

p. 422

525-525 James R. COOMBS 39 M farmer NC
Sarah E. 28 F GA
Mary S. 9 F GA
John M. 7 M GA
Elizabeth M. 5 F GA
Th(or H)eofehalin(?) C. 3 FGA
Ashly B.(or R) 1 M GA

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