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Hardin County was established in 1819 from the "Western District" of TN, and lay on the AL (then MS Territory) border. Descendant Counties include Madison in 1821 & Hardeman and McNairy in 1823

1820 US Census Index

No Combs

Jan 1821 "Isaac S. W. COOK and James W. Combs were admitted to practice law in Hardin Co., TN at the January term 1821."

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner from "Tennessee Cousins: A History of Tennessee People" by Worth S. Ray, 1950, p. 709)

Notes: Although admitted to practice in this county, it is unlikely that James W. Combs ever resided in Hardin. He was likely the James W. Combs of Giles Co, TN.

18 Jul 1826 (Washington Co AR Book A:FOB [front of book]) dtd 18 Jul 1826. A. W. SWEENEY to Eizabeth SWEENEY, Hardin Co, TN. Harriet, a negro girl, $200. Other names: James CAMPBELL, WILSON & Bros, Martha Jane LATTA, John PIERCE, John RUTHERFORD, Jonathan HAINES, Levi Combs, H. H. HILL, Margaret A. LATTA, John LATTA. Executed Hardin Co, TN; recorded Washington Co, AR. (Abstr of Deeds, Deed Book A, 1830-1838, Washington Co, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Lois N. Miller, 1983)

Notes: It is not known if Levi Combs was in Hardin County, Tennessee at this time. He was married in Wilkes Co, North Carolina in 1817 to Sarah ARRINGTON, and they resided some time afterward in TN, but were definitely in Washington Co, Arkansas prior to 1840.

1830 US Census, Hardin Co, TN

No Combs

1840 US Census Index

Page 66

Thomas Combs

03 May 1841 OUTLAW, Lewis - Died before 3 May 1841 when John KERBY was appointed adminstrator. Dower was laid off for the widow and minor orphans. (Har. TN, Co. Ct. Min, C/393) Thomas Combs was appointed guardian of Lewis OUTLAW, Alexander OUTLAW, Francis OUTLAW, Emaline OUTLAW and Richard OUTLAW, minor orphans. (Ibid 545) William CLARK was appointed guardian of the same minors except Emaline was listed as Syntha E. OUTLAW. (Ibid. D/67) A guardian report was made for Richard, Frances and Emeline OUTLAW. (Ibid 154). "Gateway to the WEST" Volume 2, Compiled by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., p. Page 287)

1850 Hardin Co, TN Census

No Combs per Sistler's 1850 TN Census; however, the US Census Index lists:

No District Listed

Page 24
William Combs

Page 40
Sarah Combs

District 8

Page 92
Davison Combs
William Combs

District 17

Page 73
Nancy A. Combs

Note: Not researched. Also, Davison Combs checked and not found in Sistler under Combs DAVISON/DAVIDSON either (surface check)).

1860-1880 Hardin Co, TN Census

Not yet Checked

Dec 1879 Hardin County. Died: Combs, Job, Farmer, age: 66, B-W, born: TN, Father born: unk. Mother born: unk; cause of death: consumption

(Extracted by Researcher Jean JLWLRob from "TN Mortality Schedules" by Sistler)

Extracted from the:
1980 Cemetery Census for Hardin County, TN

CombsAPHIEM Crump. .. 1939617
CombsBETTYV White Sulphur18663 1719619 15
CombsBILLYMARVIN Crump194810 1219672 12
CombsCHARLESH Crump19257 2319642 23
CombsERSIAA Crump1895. .1955 ..
CombsGILBERT. Crump18014 15187912 6
CombsLESSLIE. Crump18778 1819639 26
CombsLINA. Crump18564 1819316 6
CombsMALCOMBG Crump184411 2718527 2
CombsROBERTV Crump1885. .1949 ..
CombsSARAHL V Crump18227 18188110 8
CombsVAUDIED White Sulphur1902. .1975 ..
CombsWR Crump18473 2419134 4

Note: The above Gilbert Combs, b 15 Mar [sic] 1801, Culpeper Co, VA, d Dec 1879, McNairy Co, TN, was the s/o RW Gilbert & Christianna DENTON Combs, Sr.

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