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Claiborne Co, Tennessee was established in 1801 from Grainger and Hawkins, and is on the North side of the Holston. In 1806, Campbell was established from Claiborne and Anderson. In 1820, Claiborne lost land to Virginia as part of land settlement dispute. In 1844, Hancock was established from Claiborne & Hawkins, and in 1850, (new) Union Co was established from Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger and Knox.

No Combs are found in early Claiborne Co, Tennessee records although a Jesse DODSON may have been same as or close kin to the Jesse DODSON who m Judah Combs in Halifax Co, Virginia in 1793. The first record located thus far is not until 1836:

1836 Claiborne Co, Tennessee Tax Lists. "A List of the Free male Inhabitants of Claiborne County, Tennessee who hath attained the age of twenty one years and upwards, Taken in the year 1833 [sic, but probably 1836?]. John MASON, Commissioner to Claiborne County."
[selected consecutive names]

Jesse NIEL
Madison BROWN
Thomas Combs
Coleman J. BROWN

(Extracted from Claiborne Co, Tennessee 1836 Civil Districts and Tax Lists [1836-1839], James Douthat, Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN, 1993)

Notes: The above Thomas Combs not identified, and not on the 1837-1839 tax lists or the 1830 or the 1840 TN Census Index. Mark CADLE descended from the Mark and Zachariah CADLE families of Wilkes Co, NC.