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Crockett County was established in 1845/184671 from Lauderdale, Dyer, Gibson, Madison and Haywood.

Thanks to Phyllis Combs who submitted the records and notes on William Jefferson Combs &c. family of which most of these Crockett County records belong. Don't miss other notes on the Dyer and Gibson Co, TN pages.

1872 Crockett Co, TN Tax List

District 12

Combs W. J.

Note: William Jefferson Combs s/o Alfred and Mary Ann “Polly” REASONS Combs.

1880 Crockett Co, TN Census

1st Civil District

p. 143C/15 - 11 Jun 1880

20/20 Comb Henry B M 29 Farmer KY KY KY
Violet B F 25 Wife Keeping house TN NC NC
Charlie B M 17 Son Works on farm TN KY TN
Jane B F 16 Daughter Works on farm TN KY TN
Ada B F 14 Daughter Works on farm TN KY TN
Matinda B F 13 Daughter Works on farm TN KY TN
Ida B F 11 Daughter Works on farm TN KY TN
Violet B F 11 S. Daughter Works TN (TN) TN
Abel B M 9 Son TN KY TN

6th Civil District

p. 204D

32/34 McMILAN Neal A. W M 33 Farmer TN NC NC
Asalee A. W F 29 Keeping House TN NC NC
Ida T. W F 9 Dau TN TN TN
Emily E. W F 7 Dau TN TN TN
Lula A. W F 5 Dau TN TN TN
Alice M. W F 2 Dau TN TN TN
Lucy W F 18 Sis Farm Laborer TN NC TN
Archibald W M 13 Bro Farm Laborer TN NC TN
James J. W M 12 Bro Farm Laborer TN NC TN
YUBA Joseph W M 17 Servant Farm Laborer TN VA PA
HOPPER Tennie W F 18 Niece Teacher TN TN TN

USGenWeb Census Project

1900 Crockett Co, TN Census



p. 60A Enumerated the 4th day of June, 1900

25/25 McMILLAN Neil Head W M Jan 1846 54 M 33yrs TN NC NC Farmer
Sarah Wife W F Aug 1850 49 M 33yrs 11ch/7living TN NC NC
Rosa Dau W F Oct 1882 17 S TN TN TN sch
Kate Dau W F Aug 1884 15 S TN TN TN sch
Jas. M. Son W M Feb 1889 11 S TN TN TN sch
WEBB Brad Hireling W M Mar 1882 18 S TN TN TN Day laborer

12 Civil District

Note: Dist. 12 was fomerly Dist. 14 in Dyer Co, TN

p. 130B 8 June 1900

119/119 CARPENTER, Mary J. Head W F Aug 1857 42 WD TN TN TN Farmer
Mattie Dau. W F July 1881 18 S TN TN TN
Mary L. Dau. W F Dec 1885 16 S TN TN TN
Mary J. Dau. W F Nov 188* 1* S TN TN TN
Dora C. Dau. W F Nov 188* 12 S TN TN TN

p. 131A (Con't household)

119/119 CARPENTER, Delia I Dau. W F Apr. 1892 8 S TN TN TN
E[R]WIN, George W. Nephew W M Apr 1877 23 S TN Ala TN Farm Hand

Note: Dora Carpenter married William Jefferson Combs, Jr. 27 Dec 1909, see Jay Combs in Dyer Co, TN Marriages

1910 Crockett Co, TN Census

MICROFILM #:T624-1494


p. 5A, 21 April 1910

57/59 McMillan Neal Head M W 64 M1 42 TN TN TN Farmer General Farm
Azlee Wife F W 59 M1 42 11 6 TN NC NC
James Neal Son M W 21 S TN TN TN Laborer Farm

Probated Feb. 23rd 1919
Minute Book 10 page 293

I, N. A. McMILLAN, of Crockett County State of Tennessee being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all others made by me at any time.

First:- It is my desire that all my just debts including funeral expenses be paid by my executrix hereinafter named, as soon after my death as she can reasonable do so.

Second: It is my will and desire that after all my just debts shall have been paid that my beloved wife AZALEE (COMBS) McMILLAN, shall have all the rest of my estate both personal and real, to be absolutely hers to keep or dispose of in any way that she may see fit and should either my personal property or real estate be in any way encumbered by Mortgage or Deed of Trust she is hereby empowered by mutual consent, of the trustee or mortgagee to sell any or all of the said property to satisfy said indebtness, and convey title or make deed thereafter.

Third. I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife AZALEE to be Executrix to this my last will and testament with the request of the court that she be released from making bond, since she is the sole Legatee of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand on this the 3rd day of June 1908.


1920 Crockett Co, TN Census

Alamo Town, CD 6

p. 78A

Church Street

262/264 McMILLAN Jim N. Head M W 30 M TN TN TN Mail Carrier Rural Route
Gladys Wife F W 25 M TN TN TN
Willard Son M W 8 S MO TN TN
Mary Love Daughter F W 4 9/12 S TN TN TN
Azalee Mother F W 69 Wd TN NC NC

30 Dec 1922 EMILIE ELIZABETH COMBS: Death Certificate
b. March 24, 1846; d. December 30, 1922, Eaton, Gibson County, Tennessee.
Emily Ellen Smith Her death certificate was found in Vol.17 p.472 in Crockett County. She was listed a widow living in Eaton, Crockett County, Tennessee. It listed her father as ALFORD COMBS born in N.C. and mother MARY REASON also born in N.C. She was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery and her information was given by Mrs. Jime Taylor.

Submitted by Phyllis Combs

17 Mar 1927 SUSAN AZALEE COMBS: Death Certificate
b. August 16, 1850, Humboldt, Gibson Co, Tennessee; d. March 17, 1927. The death certificate for Azalia McMillian was p.23789 in Crockett County in 1927. She was born 8/16/1850 and died 3/17/1927. She was living in Alamo, Tennessee. Her father was listed as COMBS and mother as Reasons. She was listed as a housewife and a widow. Her cause of death was listed as atheroschlerosis. The information was provided by J.N. McMillian. She was buried in the Cypress Cemetery.

9 Feb 1952 Maiden Name Patterson Azlee CHERRY born 12/19/1868 Tennessee Father Freeman Patterson Mother Susan Died 2/9/1952 Burial Belleview Cemetery

17 Dec 1952 Maiden Name, McMillan Emma Edna Midyett Born 11/25/1873 Tennessee Father Neal McMillan Mother Azalee Combs Died 12/17/1952 Burial Alamo

25 Jan 1953 McMillan, James Neal . ??/./... Not in record born Tennessee Father Neal McMillan Mother Azalee Combs 1/25/1953 Alamo

1 Nov 1977 (Ronk Funeral Home Records Alamo, Crockett Co., TN 1937-1996) McComb, Birdie maiden name. SPRINGER b. 5 Jan 1896 Hardin County, TN. Father George Springer Mother Rose Ann 11/1/1977 Cairo Cemetery

(Submitted by Phyllis Combs)

Crockett County Cemeteries

Beasley-Albritton Cemetery

CHERRY G. W. no date no date [prob. George W., the s/o Henry & Jane CHERRY, married 1st to Margaret Florence Albritton, 2nd to MARY ANNIE COMBS

Cairo Cemetery

McCombs Birdie 5 Jan 1896 Nov 1977 SSDI

Center Cemetery

Combs Mary (Mrs.) 2 Jun 1823 - 27 Jul 1899 (Mary Ann “Polly” REASONS Combs)

Cypress United Methodist Church Cemetery

Susan A. McMillan (Azalee Combs) 1850-1927

Neal A. McMillan 1846-1919

Salem Cemetery

REASONS Bathsheba d/o Dicy REASONS

REASONS Dicy 27 Mar 1799 31 Jan 1874 w/o George REASONS

CROCKETT COUNTY TN Marriage Records July 1872 ? Dec.1899

CHERRY, Freeman Herndon, Laura 3 Oct 1875

CHERRY, G. W. Combs, Annie 18 Dec 1895

CHERRY, Geo. Hall, Rosa 7 May 1896

CHERRY, J. D. Patterson, Azalee 19 Feb 1893

CHERRY, J. L. (f) Boals, J. A. (m) 13 Aug 1884

Combs, Annie CHERRY, G. W. 18 Dec 1895

Combs, J. A. Cude, Ruby 5 Jun 1895

McMillan, Eunice (?) Midyett, J. R. 24 Apr 1898

McMillan, L. J. (f) Crossnoe, J. W. (m) 25 Dec 1894 (lic. 8 Jan 1895)

CROCKETT COUNTY TN Marriage Records Jan 1900 - Dec 1940

McMillan, James Neal Cates, Gladys Marie (Miss) 26 Jun 1910
Son of Azalee Combs McMillan

McMillan, Kate Alice Brooks, Will 1 Apr 1917
Daughter of Azalee Combs McMillan

McMillan, Mary Love Edwards, Lossie 5 Nov 1933
Granddaughter of Azalee Combs McMillan

McMillan, Rosa Craiglow, John H. 19 Jan 1908
Daughter of Azalee Combs McMillan

This whole family has really grabbed my attention, especially the women.

James REASONS was shot to death while selling cattle, (his or someone else's,) leaving two sons, George and John REASONS. No wife or mother has been found so far for James and his sons. George REASONS drowns in the Forked Deer River it is told while celebrating one of his children's marriage. George has two son-in laws, one who shots and kills the other, now leaving three widows on the frontier to clear their forestland into farm land and raised their children alone.

William CHERRY's Deed to Betsy REASONS CHERRY, and Neil McMillan's will leaving everything he owns to Susan “Azalee” Combs McMillan read like love letters to me. It seems to me their courage and fortitude, and their ablity to hold the love of their men, steam right from Dicey Rhodes REASONS whose mother was Edna FLOWERS, Daughter of John FLOWERS born in Dobbs County NC ABT 1755 and died Aug. 5, 1812 in Wayne Co. NC and whose ancestry is traced back to Christopher FLOWERS b. ABT 1542, died 1622, married Elizabeth Lancaster Oct. 10, 1565 at ST Dusten Parish Church, East London, England. There is also a long line of Rhodes, and Harrells. Between Edna FLOWERS and Elizabeth LANCASTER, the women who married their men to create the woman called Dicey Rhodes REASONS, Includes Clarrissa HARRELL, Jane UNDERWOOD, Ann BRADLEY, a Sarah, a Mary, another Elizabeth, an unknown HARDY, and a Katherine. They all intrigue me and I wish I knew them, Then there is the quiet one of the whole bunch, Sarah Elizabeth BAKER who married William Combs. I know nothing of her or her family, but in one 13 year period her husband, William Jefferson Combs bought, cleared, planted, sold, and deeded land 57 times. He gave the equivalent of three farms to each of his sons and son in laws plus a town lot. In the end, He and Sarah were living alone until she died in 1919. William's stone says he died in 1929, but I have yet to find him in the 1920 census. Mary Ann REASONS Combs lived to 1899 but also disappeared after the 1880 Census. Alfred Combs was said to have been born in Wake Co, NC by one researcher. Both Alfred Combs and William CHERRY farmed in Madison County. Did they know each other before their wives tie to Gibson County? Makes me look forward to heaven where all our questions will be answered. From the war of 1812 in NC through the Civil War in Western Tennessee, the influenza Epidemic in 1917-1919 and the failure of the banks in 1929, this story would make a great movie.

Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives