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Sullivan Co TN (then still NC) was organized from Washington Co NC (TN) in 1779. Important! For a number of years, land which "should have been" in Sullivan Co TN - including the "North of Holston" and Carter Valley Settlements, was considered part of Virginia, and Tennesseans taxed by Old Fincastle, Montgomery and Washington Cos VA rather than by NC. In fact, even today, you need to check the Virginia Counties if your ancestors were "County-Line Combs." In 1784, the ill-fated State of Franklin was created (records now mostly lost and/or duplicated in TN county records), and in 1787, Hawkins Co was created from the majority of Sullivan's territory (and then some). In 1790, NC ceded it's "western lands" and TN became part of the "Territory South of the Ohio River," which it remained until 1796 and statehood. Sullivan Co TN remained generally the same (land) from 1787 on. Note: See Also Earliest Combs to TN (then NC). References to other Combs Counties may indicate additional information

Background: It is difficult to know whom were the Earliest Combs to Sullivan County due to it being a "burnt" (courthouse) county. Whether they included any of the same Combs who were earlier in Washington Co TN is not yet known. Although few Combs are found in the early records of Sullivan Co TN, Dickey Diary Interviews of a number of Combs descendants later in East KY indicate that their ancestors were from "Long Island of the Holston" in Sullivan Co, TN, and imply that other relatives remained behind when their own families left for Clay & Floyd (later Perry) Cos, KY.

It appears that at least two separate Combs Lines were in early Sullivan County - one line being descendants of Mason COMBS, Sr. of Richmond, Stafford & Frederick Cos VA who d c1785 in Surry Co, NC; and the other the line of Jonathan COMBS of PA (see also the "stray" Jonathan in early Frederick Co, VA), but possibly more likely kin to the Monmouth NJ - Shenandoah Co, VA COMBS.

Even though the Combs themselves have not all been identified and/or recorded, Combs-Associated Families who are believed to have accompanied them have been found of record, and are also included herein.

ca 1780 The pension application of RW Thomas BROWN of Warren Co TN (son of William BROWN of Augusta VA, Rowan NC & Waxhaws [Lancaster Co?], SC), whose Pension Application stated he moved to the Holston River in Sullivan Co, TN c1780. (See Also his brother, RW Robert BROWN, who sold land in 1797 on Dodson Creek, Hawkins Co TN, to Martin JOHNSON, h/o Sarah COMBS & associate of Mason COMBS (Jr.?) of Hawkins TN. These BROWNS, COMBS & JOHNSONS all later to Warren Co, TN. See also Combs-Browns of Clay Co, KY)

22 Nov 1783. (Sullivan Co., TN Deed Book 2, p. 523) Deed of Warranty. Patrick HENERY Junr. & Sarah, his wife. of Hanover Co. (Attny at Law) to William CHRISTIAN, Gentleman of Fincastle Co. £400 current money of VA for 3,335 acres of 3 different tracts in Fincastle Co: 1st tract contains 1,400 acres lying on Mockeson Creek; 2nd tract contains 940 acres lying on the middle fork of the Indian River; 3rd tract contains 995 acres lying on the middle fork of the Indian River between DAVIS & the Royal Oak. Which 3 tracts were granted to John SHELTON by patents 16 Aug 1756 & conveyed to Patrick HENERY, Junr. Witnesses: Hugh CROCKETT, David THOMPSON, John THOMPSON. Signed : P. HENERY Junr (seal), Sarah HENERY (seal); Virginia: at a General Court held at the Capitol 6 May 1774 this indenture & the receipt endorced were acknowledged by Patrick HENERY, Junr. Proven by Hugh CROCKETT, a witness, 1st day of June Session 1792, Sullivan Co. (Abstracted by Combs Researcher C. Hammett)

Combs Question: Might the above David THOMPSON been the same who m 17 Aug 1785, Montgomery Co VA (descendant county of Fincastle), Nancy CODY, d/o William & Sinai STACY Cody, brother-in-law to Benjamin & Ann COMBS Stacy and William & Ann STACY Combs, all earlier of Surry Co NC? (See Cody-Combs-Stacy Connections and see below). Also Note: The above land was probably very close to the Washington Co VA line, and according to The Combes Genealogy… by Dr. Josiah H. Combs, Chapter VI, page 40, William COMBS (h/o Sithe STACY - see below) owned land on Moccassin Creek that lay in both Washington and Russell Cos VA (Washington VA records not yet located).

16 Dec 1784 (Halifax Co VA DB13:116) "Know all men by thers presents that I, George RIDLEY of Sullivan County, State of North Carolina [TN], do appoint Mr. James JOHNSON of Halifax County, State of Virginia, my lawful attorney to dispose of all my lands in Halifax County, and to grant deeds for same. /s/ George RIDLEY, Senr.; Dated & Rec. 16 Dec. 1784 (Emigration to Other States From Southside Virginia, Vol. 1, compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, Pg.37)

Combs Question: Was James JOHNSON of Halifax VA father of the JOHNSONS who intermarried with the daughters of Thomas DODSON of Richmond, Fauquier & Halifax Cos, VA; & Hawkins Co, TN, whose son, Jesse, m in Halifax Co VA in 1793, Judah COMBS, d/o George & Phebe COMBS of Amelia & Halifax Cos VA? (Jesse & Judah COMBS Dodson were later in Grainger, then White & Warren Cos TN) Or possibly grandfather to Martin & William JOHNSON of Hawkins & Warren Cos TN and Madison Co AR?

The earliest recorded COMBS located in Sullivan County thus far are John & William in 1788:

1788 (Capt. Thomas VINCENT'S Militia Co)
Private John COMBS
(Sullivan TN Militia Company)

Notes: The identity of Private John COMBS has not yet been documented (he is not found again in the early records of Sullivan County); however, he may have been, in order of likelihood: (a) John COMBS, s/o William & Sith STACY COMBS, Sr. and gs/o Mason & Sarah COMBS, Sr. (See next); (b) RW John "8" COMBS whose son, John, b ca 1792, stated in 1853 in Owsley Co KY that his parents had lived on "Long Island of the Holston" when he was a child; (c) John COMBS of Jefferson Co TN (h/o Sarah MABRY); or (d) a "traveller" passing through. Nor is his relationship to later COMBS of Sullivan County, if any, known. He may also have been the John COMBS found in the records of early Washington Co NC/TN (See Also COMBS &c. of the Revolutionary War), but was most likely the son of William & Seth STACY COMBS, and grandson of Mason COMBS, Sr. based on the following:

26 July, 1788 (Sullivan Co TN Deed Book 1, p. 362) William COMBS and Sethe, his wife, of Sullivan County, NC to Phillip FOUSE of Sullivan County, NC, 200 Acres, witnessed by John LOWRY and Seth PORTERFIELD. (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

Notes: The above couple are William & Sitha STACY COMBS - William having been the son of Mason & Sarah COMBS, Sr., and Sitha having been the d/o Simon & Judith TOLSON Stacy, both their births recorded in The Overwharton Parish Register of Stafford Co VA. From Stafford Co VA, the two families (COMBS & STACY) are next found in Frederick Co VA, and thence in Rowan & Surry Cos NC. In 1781 William and (his brother?) Mason COMBS were in Montgomery Co, VA, and William is probably the same who signed a Watauga Petition in 1787, along with William COMBS, Jr., Henry COMBS, William STACEY, Adam COUMB, Daniel AGEE & John COMAY (consecutively). It is believed that the above Philip FOUSE was more likely FOUST based on FOUSTS of the 1796 Sullivan Co TN Tax List and the 1830 Sullivan Co TN Census. (See Early COMBS of Frontier Tennessee) William & Sith STACY COMBS are believed to have been next recorded in Russell Co VA, thence later possibly in Hawkins Co TN, and lastly back in Russell.

1790 RW Soldier John ROCK declared in his 1832 Washington Co TN pension application that he enlisted in the war in Augusta Co VA, had removed to Sullivan Co TN ca 1790, w/wife Nancy, d/o John & Rachel BRYAN (a.k.a. O'BRIEN), named COMBS grandchildren Mrs. Nancy COMBS and John Washington COMBS, the latter d/o his daughter, Caty CONKLIN.. See Also 1830 Washington Co TN Census, and RW Pension File of John ROCK, and Family Bible of William K. COMBS

7 Oct 1790 (Sullivan Co TN Deed Book 2, p. 424) Solomon COMBS was a witness to deed between Joseph RODGERS and John ROLER. ("Families and History of Sullivan County, TN," Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

Notes: The above Solomon COMBS m 11 Jan 1781 in Shenandoah Co VA, Elizabeth MARR, and is also probably the same found on the 1787 Washington Co TN Tax List. He was the s/o Job COMBS of Monmouth Co NJ and Shenandoah Co VA, and d bef 1793, possibly in Greene Co, TN.

14 Jan 1791 (Sullivan Co TN Deed Book 2, p. 441) Describes land owned by BRITTON, adjacent to COMBS, ANDERSON, John LOWRY, PORTERFIELD, 252 Acres on waters of Fall Creek (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

Notes: See above William COMBS of 1788 Sullivan Co TN deed with witnesses John LOWERY and Seth PORTERFIELD. Was that land on Fall Creek also? Where was Fall Creek? Important: Who was ANDERSON?

1795-1796 The RW Pension File of William CORNETT includes statements that he m Mary EVERAGE in Apr 1796 in Sullivan Co TN. Thomas CODY, s/o William and Sinai STACY Cody (thus nephew of Benjamin & Ann COMBS Stacy, & William & Seth STACY COMBS, Sr.), states he was present at the wedding, held at the house of George MORRISON (m Mary "Polly WOODS, d/o Jonathan of Russell Co, VA)…CODY, CORNETTS, STACYS and COMBS were later in Clay & Floyd Co KY (later Perry Co). Supporting affidavits also from Elijah COMBS, Sr. (s/o John & Nancy COMBS) and Samuel COMBS, b 1799, TN, s/o Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY COMBS, Sr. (see below), had married Nancy CORNETT, d/o William & Mary EVERAGE Cornett (See Also William CORNETT & applicable COMBS Counties) According to the Dickey Diary interview of Johns S. COMBS of Perry Co, KY (s/o Jeremiah and Synthia SUMNER COMBS and gs/o (1) Nicholas & Nancy GRIGSBY COMBS, Sr. and (2) Samuel & Winnifred COMBS Sumner (Hicks); "Old Wm. CORNETT came with my uncles to KY; also Richard SMITH, great grandfather of "Bad" Tom SMITH. He settled on Troublesome" (Richard SMITH was son-in-law of Nicholas "8" COMBS, Sr. See next).

1796 (Sullivan Co TN Tax Lists)

Nicholas COMBS 140 A, 1 white poll
Nicholas COMBS 140 A, 1 white poll
Jonathan MORRELL (m 17 Apr 1774, Shenandoah Co VA, Caty ODELL, d/o Caleb ODELL?)
(1796 Sullivan Co TN Tithables)

Notes: The above appears to have been a duplicate entry for Nicholas '8" COMBS, formerly of Shenandoah Co, VA, h/o Nancy GRIGSBY, and brother to RW John COMBS (1761-1848) of Shenandoah Co VA and Perry & Washington Cos KY

1797 (Sullivan Co TN Tax Lists)

Nicholas COMOS [probably actually COMES]
Jonathan COMBS
(Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists, Byron Sistler & Assoc., Nashville, TN)

Nicholas (& Nancy GRIGSBY) COMBS, Sr. who came to Sullivan Co TN from Shenandoah Co VA (although no apparent relation to the Monmouth NJ COMBS of that county), later removed to Clay Co, KY.

Jonathan COMBS of the 1797 tax list remained in Sullivan Co TN, where he apparently d aft 1850. The 1850 Sullivan Co TN census lists a Jonathan COMBS, age 75, b PA (See Below); thus, if the same Jonathan COMBS, he would have been ca 21 years of age. Does this indicate he was in Sullivan Co earlier, but not yet titheable? It is possible that he was somehow related to the Job, Robert and Jonathan COMBS of Frederick Co VA

06 Oct 1807 (Sullivan Co TN Deed Book 5, p. 62) Dorothy and John MILLER to Jonathan COMBS, 50 Acres, south side of the Holston River, witnessed by Thomas ROCKHOLD and Stephen WALLING. (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

02 Oct 1810 (Sullivan Co TN Deed Book 6, p. 115, Jonathan COMBS was a witness of 100 Acres from Stephen WALLING to Jonathan CARRIER along with Thomas GLOVER and John DELOCK. (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

(Sullivan TN Deed Book 6, p. 166) Stephen WALLING to Thomas GLOVER, a tract of land on south side of the Holston River, beginning on Thomas VANDEVENTER'S on the river. Witnessed by Jonathan COMBS, John DEDER. (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

1812 Sullivan Co TN Tax Lists

Nicholas COMBS (1)
Jonathan COMBS
Joseph STAR
Michael STAR
(Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists, Byron Sistler & Assoc., Nashville, TN)

Notes: Nicholas COMBS was listed on tax return of Capt. Everitt's 1812 Sullivan Co, TN Company, which indicates that (a) Nicholas was not in same district as Jonathan COMBS; (b) that he paid no Poll Tax (was not a resident of the county; taxed on 170 acres - see Clay and Floyd Cos KY); and (c) that he was in the same district as Michael STAR who later m widow of RW William COMBS of Wilkes Co, NC, d 1816, Sullivan Co, TN. Also note that Michael STAR is earlier found in Washington Co VA in 1795 where he and (1st?) wife, Catherine, sold land to Jacob MILLER. Michael STARR [sic] also appears on the 1815 Washington Co TN tax list.

22 May, 1815 (Sullivan Co TN Deed Book 7, p. 38) Jacob HAINES to Jonathan COMBS, 18 ½ Acres (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992) Witnesses?

Question: Was Jacob HAINES possibly kin to the HAINES/HAYNES Families of Surry Co NC?

9 Jun 1816 RW William COMBS died in Sullivan Co TN, formerly a resident of Wilkes Co NC, then Charlotte Co VA where he m (2nd?) in June 1800, Michale TRAYLOR, who married in 1823, Michael STAIRE [STARR?] who d 30 Dec 1835 in Jefferson Co [TN?]. She applied for RW Pension 23 Jun 1853 in Washington Co TN.

26 Jun 1824 (Sullivan Survey Book, page 24) Jonathan COMBS Survey: 50 Ac, #76, 6/26/1824. South side of Holston River and on CALARS Creek…Beg. at William O'DELL & Jonathan COMBS Corner…on top of hill…near Jonathan CARRIER'S line…Thomas O'DELL'S corner near the road…along road. Surveyed 30 June, 1824. Chain Bearers: Thomas and William O'DELL (Holston Pathfinder, issue & date still needed)

Note: One Thompson/Thompkins ODELL, s/o Caleb & Alice (THOMPSON/THOMPKINS?) Odell of Shenandoah Co, VA, m 3 Sep 1788, Washington Co, TN, Abigail COMBS (ancestry unknown).

1830 Sullivan Co TN Census

p. 313
L21 Edward HIX 200001-00001
L22 Jacob HIX 000010001-000010001
L23 Ive TROXWELL 1002-0001
L24 Isaac MORRILS 110001-20001
L24 Thomas COMBS 10001-100010000001 (b 1800-1810, s/o Jonathan COMBS of 1797?)
L25 Aaron SHELL 001101-000101

p. 314
L01 Elijah HIX 100001-200001
L02 Wm. MORRELL 11210001-1220001

p. 315
L14 Thomas ODELL 0101001-000101 (See Also Thompson/Thompkins ODELL-Abigail COMBS marriage Washington TN, 1788)
L15 Johnathan COMBS 00010001-00001001 (b 1770-1780)
L16 Edwards COMES 00001-00001 (b 1800-1810, s/o Jonathan COMBS of 1797?)
L17 Wm. ODELL 001001-000001
L18 Jacob TAYLOR 12001001-00210001
L19 Thomas MORRELL 000000001-00000001
L20 David ODELL 300001-0000100001
L21 Caleb MORRELL 2210001-000001
L22 Jessee MORRELL 110001-111001

p. 316
L04 Abigale MORRELL 0-0000010001
L08 Isaac BOLIN 020001-201001
L09 Larkin BOLIN 100101-11111

p. 318
L23 Martin BOOHER 0011101-131201 [BOOKER?]
L24 John BOOHER 1121001-0001001 [BOOKER?]
L25 John COMBS 10001-21001 (b 1800-1810, s/o Jonathan COMBS of 1797?)

p. 319
L07 John BOLIN 1210001-000101
L08 John BOLIN 000010001-000000001

COMBS Questions: Are these COMBS all kin to each other? How? All sons of Jonathan COMBS? See Also Dickey Diary Interviews in which descendants refer to returning to Sullivan Co TN to visit (as if relatives still remained there), and intermarriages with BOLLINS in East KY. Same BOLLING Family? Kin? Also see BOOKER-COMBS marriage below (John COMBS, p. 318, L25, m Mary BOOKER bef 1825, and add'l re BOLLINGS)
Also see John and Martin Booher Report Sullivan Co TNGenWeb.

COMBS Researcher S. Kathryn Bowling McKown re BOWLINGS: Page 316, L08 Isaac BOLIN is the son of John BOLIN, Sr. and remains in Sullivan Co TN until his death before 1870. L09 Larkin BOLIN leaves before 1850 and I think he goes to KY. A Joel, & James that I have found in different records disappear also at the same time. I also believe he is related to John BOLIN, Sr. in some manner, don't know how yet. Page 319, L07 John BOLIN is John BOLIN, Jr., s/o John BOLIN, Sr. and he leaves before 1850 and I think he might have gone to KY. L08 John BOLIN is John BOLIN, Sr. and his wife Elizabeth and their son Tolliver. Everyone thinks John and Elizabeth died in 1835 or thereafter, but before 1840. They do not, he is found living with Tolliver (listed as head of household) in the 1840 Census. Tolliver and his wife Telitha have only one child that I can find: Larkin. Larkin married Jane STEWART and some of their desc. remain in Sullivan Co, TN to this date. Not yet known if these BOWLINGS are kin to either the COMBS-Bolling Families of Perry Co KY or those of Hardin Co KY.

Editor's Note to self: Check in particular, the stats for Edwards COMES (See Edmunds Combs 1840 Census), as Scott COMBS shows Edwards COMBS has having in HH 1 m:30-40; 1 f: 40-50; 3 f: 5-10; and 1 m: 0-5 (This is correct as recorded in the 1840 Census Tennessee Index by Byron and Barbara Sistler, 1986)

1837 Tax List (Sullivan County, TN)

John COMBS, District 1, Bristol
Jonathan COMBS (2) and Edmond (Edmund, Edward?) COMBS, District 3, Hickory Tree, Cawood Ford, etc.. Other surnames noted in the same district: GLOVER, O'DELL, MILLARD, HICKS and MORRELL

Nov 1838 (Sullivan Co TN Records) Contract entered into between Isaac MORRELL, Teacher of the one part and the undersigned of the other part, all of Sullivan County and the State of Tennessee. Witnesseth that Sd. (said) MORRELL doeth agree to teach an English School for the Term of Three Months or Sixty Days so far as his understanding and those that are committed to his care will admit and we do each of us promise to pay unto Sd. Isaac MORRELL the sum of Two Dollars per Scholar Sent or Subscribed to our names, which payment is to be paid in any good trade at common selling price to be delivered at said MORRELL dwelling at the expiration of the above said term of three months and each subscriber doeth hereby agree to bear his equal part in repairing the school house on Reuben HICK'S plantation and in keeping firewood ready for use at Sd. house where school is to commence on fourth Monday in November, 1838 provided the number of Twenty-five Scholars are subscribed to Sd. Article: Isaac MORRELL

Subscribers: Jacob GEISLER, John WASSOM, Thomas COMBS, John RILEY, Andrew BOY, Caleb MORRELL, Jr., Ed HICKS, John CRUMLEY, Reuben HICKS, Alfred GLOVER, William RILEY, John MARTIN, Isaac ROYSTON, Jacob CRUMLEY, and Matthew ROYSTON.

Notation on reverse: John WASSOM paid partial payment to MORRELL in corn in lieu of money. (Excerpted from the Holston Pathfinder, December, 1983 by COMBS-Hicks Researcher Butch Hicks)

1840 Sullivan Co TN Census Index

p. 104
Thomas COMBS
2 m: 0-5; 1 m: 20-30
1 f: 20-30

p. 105
Edmunds COMBS 10001-03001
Johnathan COMBS
Thomas COMBS

p. 133
John COMBS: 011001-322001
1 m 5-10; 1 m 10-15; 1 m 30-40
3 f 0-5; 2 f 5-10; 2 f 10-15; 1 f 30-40

(1840 Census Index, Broderbund Software, Inc, except where statistics entered, in which case abstracted by COMBS Researcher Scott COMBS)

Jul 1849 1850 Mortality Schedules (Sullivan County, TN)
Mary COMBS, Age 1, Female, July, Brain Inflamation
(Provided by COMBS-Hicks Researcher Butch Hicks and also extracted by COMBS Researcher Pat Orton from 1850-1880 Mortality Schedules, CD)

Notes: Also extracted by Researcher Jean JLWLRob from "TN Mortality Schedules" by Sistler, which lists death as in Shelby Co, TN

1850 Sullivan Co TN Census

1st District

Page 11

HH#077 Martin BOOKER 74 M W PA Farmer $1000
Ella 61 FW PA
Wm. 40 M W $130 TN
Louisa 33 F W TN
Rebecca 22 F W TN

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher John Kays)

HH#078 Peter BOOKER 71 M W PA Farmer $1,530
Magdaline 69 F W TN
Jessie 28 M W TN Farmer $200
William 23 M W TN Farmer
Martha 22 F W TN
Mary 19 F W TN

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher John Kays)

18 Nov 1850

HH#079 COMBS, Jno. 50 M W TN Farmer
Mary [BOOKER] 44 F W TN
Elizabeth 20 F W TN
Joseph 15 M W TN
Margaret 14 F W TN
Amanda 10 F W TN
Harriet 9 F W TN
Valentine 7 F [?] W TN
Rachel 6 F W TN
Horace 4 F W TN
Nancy 2 F W TN
Catharin TAYLOR 25 F W TN (married within the census year)
Calvin COMBS 23 M W TN

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher John Kays except this last record the joint transcription of COMBS Researchers John Kays & Kathryn Bowling McKown. Note that Valentine as a female was probably incorrect. See also J. V. COMBS of 1880 census)

Note: Mary was neè BOOKER according to the death certificate of John and Mary BOOKER COMBS' daughter, Nancy COMBS, b January 26, 1849, Sullivan Co TN; d 24 Feb 1924, Guadalupe Co, NM; m George CREWS, 1 May 1866, in Carter Co, TN where in 1850 is found a Joseph COMBS, b ca 1797, who may have also been kin to this family (all possibly sons of Jonathan, b ca 1775, PA?) Was Calvin a son? See Below. Calvin COMBS, age 23, may have been same as Calvin COMBS who was on 1850 Washington Co VA census (See Also 1860 Sullivan TN Census) See also marriages of Amanda and Harriet in Carter Co TN, both to General TAYLORS (possibly same). Was Catherine TAYLOR in the HH of John COMBS possibly a widowed older daughter? Were either of the above BOOKERS the parents of Mary BOOKER COMBS? Were Martin and Peter BOOKER the same who were listed with surname BOOHER on the 1830 Sullivan TN Census? Was John COMBS the s/o Jonathan who follows?

Also Note: According to the Census Index, this family was also listed as 30th Sub Division, p. 6. Probably a second film numbering system?)

p. 91 (Census Indexed as p. 46)

12 Sep 1850

HH#438 COMBS, Jonathan 75 PA Farmer $350
Jonathan 35 TN Farmer
Christeena 30 TN
Wm. 12 TN
Mary 11 TN
Andw. 11 TN
Phoebe 3 TN
Amanda 612 TN

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

COMBS Researcher Scott COMBS adds that Christeena was the d/o Leonard HART and actually b in 1813, which fits with the 1840 census record and that index shows Wm. [age 35])

Source: "Christinia Hart, born August 25, 1813, died _____" p130, Historical Reminiscenses of Carter County Tennessee by Mildred Kozsuch (copy in Elizabethton TN Library)

p. 121 (Census Indexed as p. 61)

03 Oct 1850

HH#698 COMBS, Edmond 45 TN Farmer
Susan 41 TN
Elizabeth 21 TN
Lucinda 19 TN
Sarah 16 TN
David 13 TN
William 10 TN
Catharine 4 TN

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

p. 156 (Census Indexed as p. 78 and 79. Are we missing a Thomas COMBS record?)

HH#959 COOMBS, Thomas. (Thos.) 46 TN, Blacksmith 700 16 Oct 1850
Mary 46 TN
Jonathan 21 farmer TN
Wm. 19 farmer TN
Catharine 23 TN
Jno. 17 farmer TN
Elizabeth 15 TN
Caleb 13 TN
Jessee 11 TN
Thos. 9 TN
Arena 5 TN

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

Notes: Thomas believed to have been son of Jonathan, b 1775, PA, died testate in 1878, named, among others, children, Cleb [Caleb?], William, John, Jonathan, Thomas, Elizabeth, Reane [Arena] and Katy FOSTER. Although he makes no mention of the above Catharine (out of "age order" above), she may be Katy FOSTER, also named. Also note that Jonathan may be the same who m Aletha McKEHN in 1851 in Carter Co TN (although several Jonathan candidates for this marriage). Lineage Snapshot

P 161

HH997 Marton LITTLE 41 TN
Sarah 28
Eliza 18
Tempa 16
Eli 13
Rachel 10
George 7
Mary 4
James 2

(1850 Census - Tennessee, transcribed and indexed by Byron & Barbara Sistler, Evanston, IL, 1974, Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., Nashville, TN, 1991 reprint.)

Notes: It is believed that Jonathan COMBS b ca 1775 in Pennsylvania was the father of Jonathan COMBS the younger, (b 1815, TN) in his father's(?) household; Thomas COMBS, b ca1804, TN, who named son, Jonathan, after his father; and Edmond COMBS, b ca1805, TN. John COMBS has not yet been identified, but may have been another son. Also note that Tempie LITTLER [sic] m William COMBS 31 Mar 1853 in Greene Co TN.

29 Sep 1858 (Sullivan County, TN Deed book 19, page 562/3). "between Edward GLOVER, Jacob J. GLOVER, Richard J. GLOVER, Elbert GLOVER and Elizabeth HICKS said HICKS wife formerly Elizabeth HICKS, John COMBS & Rebecca COMBS said COMBS wife formally Rebecca GLOVER all of Sulivan County State of Tennesse of the one part and William J. GLOVER of Sullivan County of the other part…sum of five hundred and ninety dollars…four hundred acres…adj the lands of IRESON? GLOVER, Wm ROCKHOLD and others, it being the land Nancy GLOVER deceased wife of John R. GLOVER…South side of the Holston River…" (COMBS-Hicks Researcher Butch Hicks)

BH Notes: See John COMBS, b ca 1833, in the 1850 Sullivan Co TN HH of Thomas COMBS

Feb 1860 Mortality Schedules (Sullivan County, TN)

Thomas COMBS, Age 7 months, Male, born TN. Died February, Brain Inflamation

(COMBS-Hicks Researcher Butch Hicks)

1860 Sullivan Co TN Census

(Transcribed by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown; household numbers added by COMBS Researcher Scott COMBS)

District 16 - Union Depot

p. 120 - 01 Aug 1860

817/817 W.M. COMBS M 27 TN sawyer 50
Temperace [LITTLE] 23 TN housekeeper
Sarah E. 7 TN
Sarah Ann 5 TN
Daniel 2 TN

Notes: William M. COMBS m Tempe LITTLER [sic, but LITTLE] 31 Mar 1853, Greene Co, TN. William was deceased before 1878 when named in his father, Thomas COMBS' will (as was son, Daniel). According to COMBS Researcher R Shell, A son, Robert, also named, was b to them on 10 Apr 1866 in Bluff City, Sullivan Co TN, died 9 Mar 1922 (death cert), but they have not been found on the 1870 census. (RS: death cert lists Robert's mother as indecipherable LITTLE). Also note: Two daughters named Sarah? COMBS Researcher Scott COMBS adds: Re Daniel, see 1880 census below.

Distict 6 - Union Depot

136 10 Aug 1860

925/925 Thomas COMBS 56 TN blacksmith 2000 300
Mary 55 TN housekeeper
Caleb 21 TN farm laborer
Jesse 18 TN farm laborer
Martha 19 TN housekeeper
Thomas 16 TN farm laborer
Irena 14 TN

Notes: Martha was not in the 1850 census record for this family, nor named in Thomas' 1878 will. She is also in the 1870 census. She “looks like” she may have been Caleb's wife, but not determined. According to Scott COMBS, Arena shown as Irena in 1860 census index.

926/926 John COMBS 24 TN farm laborer 150
Rebecca M. [GLOVER] 22 TN housekeeper
Andrew 3 TN [See 1880 below]
Mary E. 2 TN
William W. 112 TN

Notes: Rebecca was the d/o John R. and Nancy GLOVER of Sullivan Co TN (See 1858 record), and John the s/o Thomas (d 1878) and Mary COMBS, also of Sullivan TN.

927/927 Jonathan COMBS 30 TN blacksmith 320
Sarah M. 22 TN housekeeper
Pheby 3 TN

Distirct 3 - River's Bend Forge

p. 150 17 Aug 1860

1022/1022 Edmond COMBS 53 TN farmer 80 100
Susan 49 TN housekeeper
Loucinda 28 TN housekeeper
Sarah 25 TN housekeeper
David 21 TN day laborer
William 19 TN day laborer
Catherine 13 TN
Catherine J. 1 TN

p. 151

1028/1028 BOLING C. [Callaway?] 52 M Farmer 400 265 TN
Susan 45 F Housekeep TN
Charlotte 22 F Housekeep TN
Mary 20 F Housekeep TN
Amanda M. 18 F Housekeep TN
William G. 16 M Day Labor TN
Margaret 14 F TN
Saml 12 M TN
Drucilla J. 10 F TN
Jonathan H. 8 M TN
Andrew 6 M TN

Notes: Amanda M. Boling m: David A. Combs (s/o Edmond above?), probably shortly after this census was taken, she has son William age 9 (along with David & Mary E.) in the 1870 census (below).

District 1 - Holston Valley

p. 158 20 Aug 1860

1064/1064 COMBS John 58 TN day laborer 160
Mary [BOOKER] 55 TN housekeeper
Margaret 21 TN housekeeper
Volentine 17 TN day laborer
Rachel 15 TN
Peter 12 TN
Nancy 11 TN
Eleanor 7 TN
TAYLOR Martha C. 4 TN

1065/1065 BOOHER Peter 81 Farmer 7200 3060 PA
Magdelane 77 housekeeper TN
Jesse B. 38 Day labor
COMBS Martha 24 TN housekeeper
Elizabeth 21 TN housekeeper

KBM notes that the BOOHERS are listed adjacent to to John & Mary COMBS. Researcher John Kays showed as Valentine COMBS and Martha E. TAYLOR, and with Martha and Elizabeth in HH of John and Mary BOOKER COMBS, not Peter BOOHER.

Notes: Horace of the 1850 census, who would have been ca14 in 1860 is missing, but Peter who would have been ca12 in 1850 has been added to 1860, except that in 1870, Horace is back at age 22, with no Peter-Were Horace and Peter the same individual? Catherin TAYLOR is gone, but Martha E. TAYLOR in HH. Perhaps Catherin was not a widow (or grass-widowed?) and now remarried? With Martha either her child from TAYLOR marriage - or later? Amanda, age 10 in 1850, appears to have been same who m General TAYLOR in Carter Co TN in 1855. is missing from the 1860 census, but may be same who is in HH with Susan BOLING in 1870. (See Below) SC Note: Proximity of Martha and Elizabeth suggests they may have been daughters of John and Mary BOOKER COMBS. Martha not found in 1870; however, see Elizabeth below in ARRANT'S HH.

District 10 - Arkada

p. 112 30 Aug 1860

797/797 Calvin COMBS 32 farmer 300 TN
Rosannah 28 domestic VA
Wm. S. 9 VA
Mary E. 7 VA
Elbert S. 4 VA
Rhoda L [D?]. 1 TN

Notes: COMBS Researcher Scott COMBS shows Mary E. and Rhoda D. Later Johnson Co, KY records document that Rhoda was Rhoda Letitia, and that Mary was Mary E. Calvin and Rosannah appear to be the same who were in the 1850 Washington Co VA Census, and Calvin may have also been in the 1850 Sullivan TN HH of John & Mary BOOKER COMBS. See also Calvin & Rosanna and children in later Johnson Co, KY.

1 Oct 1862 (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992). Joseph PAYTON married Martha COMBS by M. B. WHARTON, M.G. (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992).

Notes: This was not, apparently, the Martha COMBS in the 1860 HH of Thomas COMBS, d 1878, since she is also in his 1870 census household.

Nov 11, 1863 COMBS, William H. to Nancy DORTON (Sullivan Co TN Marriage Books to 1899, extracted by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

30 Apr 1864 (from Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992). William COMBS, Farmer, Age 24, 16th District was in Co. B of Sullivan County Detailed Conscripts, organized on this date. Practically all members were involved in the production of saltpeter for the Confederate war effort. (COMBS-Hicks Researcher Butch Hicks)

Nov27, 1865 COMBS, Frederick J. to Levicy CHRISTIAN (Sullivan Co TN Marriage Books to 1899, extracted by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

Jan 1, 1867 COMBS, Irena to Wm. D. HARKLEROAD (Sullivan Co TN Marriage Books to 1899, extracted by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

Nov 20, 1867 COMBS, Polly to Elkanah ALFORD (Sullivan Co TN Marriage Books to 1899, extracted by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

20 Nov 1867 (Sullivan Co TN Marriage Records) Mary (Polly) COMBS married Elkanah Andrew ["Kane"] ALFORD in Sullivan County, TN on November 20, 1867. (COMBS Researcher Doris Karlgaard)

1870 Sullivan Co TN Census

Civil District No. 1


p. 11 [378]; 29 Aug 1870

78/78 KING, John R. 53 MW Presbyterian Minister 1300 1758 VA
____ Elizabeth 58 FW Keeping House TN
____ John T. 23 MW Farmer TN
____ James M. 19 MW Farm Laborer TN

COMBES, Margaret 36 hsekpr TN

Notes: Not indexed. This may be Margaret, age 21, d/o John and Mary BOOKER COMBS of 1860 Sullivan TN census. Scott COMBS adds that John R. KING is listed as a Presbyterian minister.

p. 19 [382]; 2 Sep 1870

140/140 COMBES, John 65 - 705 farmer TN
____ Rachal 26 keephse TN
____ Valentine 25 farm labor TN

p. 20; (con't)

Combes, Peter 22 farmer TN
____ Ellen 17 TN [Eleanor in 1860?]
TAYLOR Martha E. 14 TN

Notes: Mary, wife of John, d 19 Sep 1862 (See Cemetery Records below). Nancy had m George CREED in 1866 in Carter Co TN. (Confusion between Horace and Peter noted in 1860 Census record)

Dist. No. 3


p. 8 [396(?)]; 23 Jul 1870

50/50 COMBS, Susan 59 40 165 keephse TN
Lucinda 33 TN
Sarah 31 TN
Mary C. 21 TN
William 28 TN

Notes: Scott COMBS asks: was William husband of Mary C.?

p. 11 [398]; 26 Jul 1870

71/71 BOLING, Susan 54 hsekpr 200 694 TN
____ Charlotte 32 TN
COMBES Amanda 28 TN
BOLING, William G. 25 farm laborer TN
____ Jane 19 TN
____ Hugh 18 farm laborer TN
____ Andrew 15 TN
COMBES William 9 TN
____ David 7 TN
____ Mary E. 912 TN

KBM Notes: Head of Household Susan BOLING was the widow of Callaway/ Gallaway BOLING, d 1860-1870. All of the above BOLING children were Susan's, as was Amanda, age 28, who was neè Amanda M. BOLING. I don't have a marriage date for her, it will probably be found on the VA side. Of the BOLING children: William G. married Elizabeth MOTTERN on Nov. 7, 1872. Jane is Drucilla J. BOLLING on the 1860 census. Hugh age 18, is listed as Jonathan on the 1860 census. The three COMBS children were those of Amanda BOLING COMBS. Their father may have been working up in the mountains as a lumberman. According to researcher George Hart, Amanda BOLING (d/o Caloway BOLIN) m David COMBS who fought in the Civil War as a Confederate (later a deserter). Amanda had a son she named after his father, David A. COMBS who had a daughter named Lula E. Hart (COMBS). COMBS Note: Where were Amanda BOWLING COMBS and the children in 1880?

Dist No. 9

Piney Flatts

p. 11 [461]; 05 Aug 1870

75/75 COMBS Elizabeth 33 keephse 3500 800 TN (head of houshold)
____ Harriet Arrants, 15 TN
____ John B. 14 wrk on farm TN
____ James 12 wrk on farm TN
____ Mary A. E. 10 TN
____ Kinnah A. 5 TN

Notes: Is this Elizabeth of 1860 ? With Martha now gone missing?

Civil Distric 16

Union Depot

p. 5 [523] 30 Jul 1870

37/37 COMBES, William 30 farm labor - 125 TN
____ Sarah 25 keephse TN
____ Elizabeth 5 TN
____ Marshall 3 TN
____ Thomas 812 TN

p. 17 [529]; 8 Aug 1870

131/131 COMBES, Thomas 67 farmer 1400 223 TN
____ Mary 65 keephse TN
____ Caleb 29 farmer TN - 577
____ Martha 25 keephse TN

132/132 COMBES, Thomas 24 farmer - 242 TN
____ Stacy 22 keephse TN
____ Charley 3 TN
____ William 1 TN

SC Note: John and Rebecca M. COMBS from 1860 are missing in 1870; however, see 1880 below.

133/133 COMBES, Jonathan 41 farmer TN [Blacksmith in 1880]
____ Sarah M. 32 keephse TN [Margaret, 45, in 1880 census]
____ Phebe 13 TN
____ Mary 8 TN
____ Fanny C. 4 TN [Faney in 1880]

p. 19 [530]; 18 Aug 1870

145/145 RILEY John 62 MW Farmer 1600 1477 TN
____ Martha 51 FW Keeping House TN
____ Mary A 21 FW TN
____ James 19 MW Farm Laborer TN
____ William 18 MW TN
____ Emaline 16 FW TN
____ John 12 MW TN
____ Rosannah 11 FW TN

COMBES, Agnis 71 TN

Notes: Per Scott COMBS, in 1860, Agnes COMBS was in the Carter Co TN HH of her husband, Joseph who was apparently deceased by 1870. She was not in her son-in-law John RILEY'S house in 1880 (Sullivan, 387b), and was likely deceased. Scott also shows that (a) Agnis was listed as a widow; and (b) Mary Combs, and children James and Martha are in household of Eli Watson, Joseph Combs neighbor in 1860. William Combs m. Mary Watson in 1860. Agnes' presence on the same page of this census with near (within 12 HHs) to Jonathan and Thomas COMBS' families makes it more probable that her husband, Joseph, was possibly a son to Jonathan COMBS, b ca 1775, PA.

1870-1877 Sullivan Co TN Marriage Books to 1899

(extracted by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

14 Jul 1870 COMBS, Rachel to William PETERS

22 Jul 1872 COMBS, Susan M. to Thomas W. DAVIDSON

01 Feb 1873 COMBS, Phoebe to Franklin GLOVER

07 Jun 1874 COMBS, Ellen D. to W. J. STOFFLE

19 Feb 1875 COMBS, Sarah to Asa E. COVEY

30 Dec 1875 COMBS, Jonathan to Addie WATSON

12 Apr 1876 COMBS, Stephen D. to Susan RASNIC

04 Sep 1877 COMBS, William to Nancy GIRTMAN

12 Oct 1877 COMBS, Andrew J. to Mary A. MOTTERN

11 Nov 1877 COMBS, Mary S. to James HOLOWAY

16 Dec 1877Andrew, Daniel and Jonathan COMBS joined the Chinquapin Baptist Church on 16 Dec 1877.

SC Note: In the 1880 census, all live close together in the Cave Springs district.

23 Oct 1878-04 Nov 1878 (Sullivan County, TN Will Book 1:301) Will of Thomas COMBS/COMES 23 Oct., 1878, Proven 11/4/1878. Wife Mary, to occupy houses we now live in. Grandaughter: Allis COMBS, dau. of son Cleb COMBS, decd., when she comes of age of 21 years or marries. Son: William COMBS, decd., his 3 Ch (Daniel, Caleb and Robert). Living Ch: John, Jonathan, Thomas, Elizabeth HARKLEROAD, Reane HARKLEROAD and Katy FOSTER. Houses now occupied by my son John COMBS and Katy FOSTER, her part to be laid off so as to include where she now lives. Execs: John COMBS, son and Andy R. HARKLEROAD, son-in-law. Signed at this residence. Wits: James RILEY, who proved 11/11/1878 and Henry W. EWING, who proved 11/4/1878. A.J. COX, Clerk (Holston Pathfinder, HPF 16-36, Sullivan County, TN Will Book 1 by Shelby Edwards, p. 301)

Notes: Who was James RILEY? Kin to John RILEY who m Martha COMBS of Carter & Sullivan Co TN?

1878-1879 Sullivan Co TN Marriage Books to 1899

(extracted by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

21 Nov 1878 COMBS, D. L. to Rebecca J. WILSON

28 Nov 1878 COMBS, Mollie E. to E. L. TITTSWORTH

06 Aug 1879 COMBS, Mary to Wm. B. SMITH

1880 Sullivan Co TN Census Indexed List

COMBS (name, age and page # - chronologically)
William, 36, 352
J.V., 34, 354 [Valentine COMBS in 1870?]
Lucinda, 47, 362
Daniel, 21, 374
Jonathan, 26, 378
Andrew, 23, 382
John, 47, 382
Elizabeth, 50, 393
John, 49, 532

Note: This index does not exactly match the partial abstractions below.

1880 Sullivan Co TN Census

Transcriptions/Abstracts by COMBS Researcher Scott COMBS:

(microfilm abstraction by Scott COMBS)

Page 354

J. V. COMBS 34

Notes: May be same as Valentine, s/o John and Mary BOOKER COMBS, in 1850 and 1860 census.

p. 362

Loucinda COMBS, 47 single, farmer

p. 374

Daniel COMBS, 21
Jinnie 16
William A. 312
Delphia M. ELLIOT 62 NC NC NC Mother; divorced
Nancy BAINGS 88 NC NC NC Grandmother

Notes: Daniel was the s/o William M. and Tempe LITTLE COMBS, and gs/o Thomas & Mary COMBS. His wife, Jinnie, may have been an ELLIOT; Nancy BAINGS may have been her maternal grandmother; and BAINGS may have originally been BENGE. (See Combs &.c. Research Archives, 1998, for more re BENGE)

p. 378b

Johnathan COMBS 26
Addie 25
Andrew E.

SC Note: My goal is to identify the father of this Jonathan. According to his death certificate, his father's name is also Jonathan. His mother's name is listed as "not known." The information was his granddaughter, Mrs. Charles W. Preston (dau. of Andrew E.))

p. 379a

Jonathan COMBS 50 Blacksmith [farmer in 1870]
Margaret 45 [Sarah M. in 1870. 2nd wife or middle name?]
Faney 14 [Fanny C. in 1870]
Henry 10
Calib 8
Benj. 3
James 112
Calib COMBS 17 Nephew

Notes: Caleb COMBS, 17, was apparently the son of William COMBS who was deceased by 1878 when Caleb and his brothers, Robert and Daniel, were named in will of Caleb's grandfather, Thomas COMBS. This record also further documents that it was this Jonathan who was the s/o Thomas COMBS d 1878.

p. 382b

John COMBS 47
Rebecca M. [GLOVER] 43
William W. 20
Thomas 16
Nancy E 13
Elbert 8
Theodtra 4
Susan 2

Andrew COMBS 23
Mary A. 22
Dorah A. 2

Notes: Andrew was the s/o John and Rebecca GLOVER COMBS (See their earlier census HH'S).

Thomas COMBS 35
Stacy 33
Charley 13
William 11
Joseph 8
Bettie 6
John 2
illegible COMBS 75 mother [Mary, widow of Thomas, d 1878?]

Page 387

John & Margaret [COMBS] Riley*

*Aggie COMBS, widow of Joseph and mother of Margaret was in this HH in 1870, but not 1880.

Notes: John COMBS, h/o Mary BOOKER, was apparently deceased by 1880.

p. 393

Elizabeth COMBS, 50

(Scott COMBS who adds comment "adopted." Ed. Note to Self: Need to check re this.

1881-1899 Sullivan Co TN Marriage Books to 1899

(extracted by COMBS Researcher Kathryn Bowling McKown)

25 Sep 1881 COMBS, Wm. W. to Emma HARKLEROAD

02 Jun 1882 COMBS, Emma to Benjamin P. CUNNINGHAM

11 Dec 1884 COMBS, Hattie J. to Isaac E. STONE

01 Sep 1885 COMBS, Maggie E. to Willie E. HORNER

08 Sep 1886 COMBS, C. Z. to Cora Lee BLEVINS

29 Mar 1887 COMBS, J. V. (male) to L.M. SENEKER (female)
Louisa Maria SENEKER, 22 Sep 1858 - 9 Nov 1942 d/o John & Nancy SPAHR SENEKER; Buried Family Cemetery (location?). The 1860 Census for Sull Co. TN shows her mothers name was Nancy. The 1850 Census shows John Seneker first wife was Frances Acree. Question: Is this Valentine Combs s/o John & Mary BOOHER Combs?

31 Mar 1887 COMBS, Eunice to Thomas J. HUNT

03 Jul 1887 COMBS, Alice M. to W. J. WAGONER

02 Aug 1888 COMBS, J. W. (male) to L. M. KING (female)

17 Nov 1890 COMBS, Jennie D. to Jas. H. KING

24 Jun 1893 COMBS, Lewis to Lizzie NUNALLY

10 Oct 1886 COMBS, Nannie to J. W. HAWK

09 Jun 1892 COMBS, Theodosia to Jas. W. SMITH

13 Apr 1892 COMBS, W. D. to Rebecca CARRIER

Sullivan Co TN Marriage Bonds to 1899

(extracted by COMBS Researcher S. Kathryn Bowling McKown who adds: extracted only if not listed in marriage book)

05 Jun 1897 COMBS, John A to Emma MOORE

25 Jan 1898 COMBS, A. E. to Emma J. MILLHORN

17 Apr 1899 COMBS, Robert to Maggie JOHNSON

12 Jun 1899 COMBS, Delia to C. F. HEATON

23 Jun 1899 COMBS, Gaines to Emma MCCRARY

13 Sep 1944 (From Families & History of Sullivan Co TN) Arthur R. COMBS, Jr., Cpl., Bristol, TN killed in action this date in France with 1st Infantry Division. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. COMBS, Sr. (parents) next of kin. (Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992).

14 April, 1945 (From Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992). Joseph Leslie COMBS, Jr., 2nd Lt., Bristol, TN, killed in action this date when his plane crashed in Italy with the Army Air Force. Mrs. Mary V. COMBS (mother) next of kin.

Miscellaneous Notes from Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992:
James COMBS married Lucy C. ACREE and moved to Nodaway County, MO

Notes: Seeking marriage source.

Sullivan Co, TN Cemetery and Funeral Records

Beeler Cemetery, Sullivan County, TN
(COMBS Researcher S. Kathryn Bowling McKown )

John COMBS, 3 Aug 1801 - 22 Jul 1877

Mary COMBS 14 Mar 1806 - 19 Sep 1862 [d/o Peter & Magdaline BOOHER]

Note: John & Mary BOOKER COMBS (Guadalupe Co, NM death certificate of their daughter, Nancy COMBS Creed)

Boy Cemetery, Sullivan County, TN
(Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

Dora B., daughter of J. and R. COMBS, 10/22/186?-3/1871

Chinquapin Grove Church Cemetery, Sullivan County, TN
(Sullivan County, TNGenWeb)

Adeline Watson COMBS 1853 - 1912 w/o Jonathan Combs m. 30 Dec 1875

Burson V. COMBS 13 Oct 1902 - 12 Oct 1991 s/o Elbert H. Combs & Nannie Bertie RICHARDS W= Gertrude Hicks m. 6-17-1922

Elbert H. COMBS 7 Dec 1871 - 3 Jan 1952 s/o John Combs & Rebecca GLOVER h/o Nannie Bertie RICHARDS

Gertrude H. COMBS 20 Mar 1907 - (no date cut) neè Hicks w/o Burson Combs

John COMBS 2 Jan 1833 - 4 Apr 1914 s/o Thomas Combs & Mary MORRELL h/o Rebecca Glover

John Jessie COMBS 20 Jan 1892 - 16 Oct 1895 s/o A. J. & M. A. Combs

Jonathan COMBS 1853 -1928 s/o Andrew E. Combs & Addie ? h/o Adeline WATSON

Nannie Bertie COMBS 5 Aug 1880 - 27 Jul 1965 w/o Elbert H. Combs

Rebecca COMBS 4 Mar 1838 - 29 Jan 1910 d/o John R. GLOVER & Nancy HICKS w/o John Combs

Cold Springs Cemetery, Sullivan Co., TN
(Enumerated & Annotated by COMBS Researcher Kathryn B. McKown)

John COMBS, 29 Dec 1830 - 31 Mar 1887

Margaret E. COMBS, 3 Dec 1843 - 18 Aug 1897

Notes: John COMBS s/o Alexander & Dicie PERRY Combs m: 2 Feb 1860, Russell Co, VA, Margaret E. DORTON.

John Wesley COMBS, 12 Nov 1860, Russell Co, VA - 27 Jul 1951, Bristol, TN s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON. Bros. A. K. & J. C. Combs W= 1st Laura Molissie King 2nd Lizzie E. Buckles

Laura Molissie KING COMBS, w/o John Wesley Combs, 1 Apr 1859 - 17 Jan 1914 d/o Samuel D. & Sarah M. KING

Notes: John Wesley COMBS, s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON (per Russell Co, VA birth records). Also see Bible record of John Wesley Combs and John Wesley Combs' Log Cabin

COMBS, Lizzie E. Buckles 11 Aug 1881 - 8 May 1938

Note: 2nd wife of John Wesley Combs

KBM Note: 2 above stones exactly alike, except Lizzie's smaller.

Arthur King COMBS, 24 Sep 1880 - 12 Sep 1964 s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON h/o Rose McConnell. Daughters = Mrs. W. G. Berry & Mrs. Arthur Thomas

Arthur O. COMBS, 10 Jan 1893 - 15 Mar 1947 WW I

Bertha Rosannah COMBS, (VA) 18 Jan 1881 - 23 Oct 1973 d/o George W. McCewell & Eliza Hope w/o Arthur King Combs. Her husband went by the name King Combs

Dorcas Josephine LOWERY COMBS, 31 Oct 1869 - 25 Sep 1955 d/o David & Etta KELLER LOWERY w/o William G. Combs

Infant COMBS, b. & d. 30 Nov 1912 F= Arthur King Combs M= Rose McCONNELL

Infant COMBS, b. & d. 28 Feb 1899 F= William G. Combs M= Dorcas J. LOWERY

James Clark COMBS, 19 Dec 1868 (Russell Co., VA) - 12 Aug 1956 Abingdon, VA. s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON h/o Margaret Virginia MINNICK. Informant King Combs. (his brother)

John Wesley COMBS, Sr., 7 Dec 1907 - 12 Mar 1964 s/o William G. Combs & Dorcas J. LOWERY. h/o Winnie MAHAFFEY

Margaret Virginia COMBS, 4 - Apr 1869 - 5 Dec 1952 d/o William Minnick. & Virginia LOWERY. w/o James Clark Combs

William G. COMBS, 1866 - 1943 s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON h/o Dorcas Josephine LOWERY

Crumley Cemetery
(Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

Annie P. COMBS, 1910-1984, W.

Arthur COMBS, 1906-1942

East Hill Cemetery
(Sullivan County, TNGenWeb)

Additional entries from Suzan Burow's Sullivan County Cemetery Book, provided by Peggy Farrell with permission

Charles Joseph Combs, 3 May 1864 BR VA - 1 Feb 1933 s/o James M. Combs & Nicey Ann OSBORNE

Ernest Anderson Combs, 1893 - 1979 m: Minnie CRUMLEY

Hop S. Combs, 1877- 1948 [Hopkins Scott Combs]

Irean Combs 10 Apr 1910 - 20 Feb. 1911 child of Hop and Maggie Combs

Joseph M. Combs, 16 Feb 1828 - 31 May 1901

Mainard Combs, 10 Sep 1903-5 Aug 1904, child of Hop and Maggie Combs

Margaret Q. Combs, 1856 - 19— (stone not cut) Margaret (Maggie) OSBORNE

Minnie Crumley Combs, 1895 - 1975 w/o Ernest Anderson Combs

Nicey A. Osborne Combs, 11 Nov 1835 - 4 Jul 1916 w/o Charles Joseph Combs

Sallie A. Combs 18 Jan 1862-4 Feb 1888 w/o Jas. S. Combs.

Children of C. M. & C. L. Combs
Trula H. 27 Jun 1887 - 21 Jul 1887
Clifford E. 8 Aug 1888 - 14 Aug 1888
Clyce L. 7 Nov 1889 - 11 Jun 1890
Cora E. 28 Oct 1890 - 19 Jul 1891
All of these are on a single stone

Lindamood Cemetery
(Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

Andrew Emmert COMBS, 22 Nov 1876-12 Dec 1937

Bessie Irene COMBS, 1 Apr 1903-3 Jan 1942

Emma Jane MILHORN, 26 Nov 1874-9 Apr 1957, wife of Andrew Emmert COMBS

Infant Ida Mae COMBS, b. & d. 15 Jun 1902

Jonathan H. “Jack” COMBS, 20 Aug 1914-14 Mar 1989

Nora Pauline COMBS, 14 Oct 1911-20 Jun 1924

Morning View Cemetery
Located Bluff City, TN

Bill COMBS, 5 Jun 1923 - 23 Sep 1971

Docia COMBS, 7 Jun 1890 - 5 Sep 1908

Edward K. COMBS, 21 Apr 1939 - 7 May 1979 W= Shelby Jean Millhorn

Emma Jane COMBS, 12 Nov 1863 - 8 Dec 1954 Bluff City, TN. d/o Jacob HARKLEROAD & Elzira HICKS w/o William W. Combs

Ida M. COMBS, d. 8 Oct 1902 aged 18 days s/o William W. Combs & Emma Jane HARKLEROAD

J. L. COMBS, 1858 - 1908

J. S. COMBS Jr., 14 Jun 1914 s/o J. S. & Launa Combs

Jennie F. COMBS, 1853 - 1912 w/o J. L. Combs

John E. COMBS, 26 Apr 1884 - 27 Oct 1886 s/o William W. Combs & Emma Jane HARKLEROAD

Peggy Ann COMBS, age 64; 12 Nov 2001. d/o George & Katherine Combs. Son= Gene Hickman Dau= Tina Nickels. Sis= Katie Doss, Brenda Howington, & Goldie Keese. Bro= Johnny Combs.

Shelby Jean Millhorn COMBS, age 63; 13 Feb 2001. d/o Everett Johnson MILLHORN & Mary Belle LEONARD w/o Edward K. Combs Daus= Vicky Clark, &Bridgett Wright. Sis= Charlotte Ward. Bros= Kenneth, & James Millhorn. Preceded in death by her husband and three brother, Tony, Clinton, & Jewel Millhorn.)

Sherman J. COMBS, 25 May 1887 - 24 Nov 1918

William W. COMBS, 20 May 1860 - 27 Feb 1906 s/o John Combs & Rebecca Glover both buried in Chiquapin Grove Cemetery h/o Emma Jane HARKLEROAD

Mountain View Cemetery

Davie Cicira COMBS, 13 Feb 1876 - 24 Dec 1948 s/o Steven Combs & Amanda PAYNE h/o Rosa L. Combs

J(ames) W(illiam) “Jay” COMBS, Jr., 29 Jul 1922 - 15 Feb 1998 s/o James William Combs, Sr. & Blanche Katheryn GROGG B=Harry Lee Combs “Jack”

Margaret Ellen COMBS, 11 Jan 1879 - 30 Sep 1965 Bristol, VA d/o Beverly JOHNSON & Mary Jane KELLY w/o Robert L. Combs

Minnie S. COMBS, 12 Aug 1910 - 20 Dec 1991 w/o James William Combs, Jr.

Nancy Sue GRAYSON COMBS, age 61; 8 Mar 2001 Abingdon, VA d/o John T. GRAYSON & Claudine MUMPOWER w/o Bob Combs Son= Billy Joe McReynolds. Dau= Kimberley ATKINS. Bro= Bobby Gene, Albert Wayne, & John Ronald GRAYSON

Susong Cemetery
(Sullivan Co, TNGenWeb)

James L. COMBS, 1895 ~ 1984 h/o Mary V. ? Combs [img] Same marker as Mary V.

Mary V. COMBS, 1894 ~ 1974 w/o J.L. Combs [img] Same marker as James L.

Vanover Cemetery
Sullivan Co, TNGenWeb

Photos [img] provided to Sullivan Co, TNGenWeb by Sheila Nichols Smith.

Nancy COMBS, 1894 – 1965 “Married – 24 Jan 1920” [img]; same stone as Roy

Roy COMBS, 1900 - (uncut) “Married – 24 Jan 1920” [img]; same stone as Nancy

Weaver's Cemetery
(Families and History of Sullivan County, TN, Vol. 1, 1779-1992)

Julie COMBS, 1873-1955

Mary COMBS, 11/14/1840-1/18/1920

Vergie May COMBS, 5/29/1906-5/10/1924

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Cemetery Relocation at the South Holston Reservoir, Sullivan Co, TN, by S. Kathryn Bowling McKown (See Copyright Restrictions) "The Tennessee Valley Authority started the relocation of graves from different cemeteries in the Holston Valley in the 1930's . The graves had to be removed as the filling of the reservoir would flood or isolate many of these cemeteries. Many graves were left where they were, and that area flooded. The project was put on hold in 1942 and resumed in 1947. Twenty Cemeteries were used for the reinterrment of the bodies removed from cemeteries affected by the filling of the Holston Reservoir."

Graves Reinterred to New Holston Valley Cemetery.
All graves from original cemetery.

COMBS, Amanda age 84 dod 1923 Signed for by Clarence COMBS, grandson.

COMBS, Laura age 50 dod 1933 Signed for by J. W. COMBS, son.

COMBS, David A. age 65 dod 1926 Signed for by J. W. COMES, son.
[img] “FATHER” 29 Aug 1863-9 Apr 1928 “GONE BUT NOT…[can't read the rest]”

COMBS, Clifton W. age 22 dod 1916 Signed for by J. W. COMBS, brother.
[img] 14 Dec 1894 - 1 Apr 1916 “Son of D.A. & L.A. COMBES”

BOLING, Lottie age 91 dod 1925 Signed for by Clarence COMBS, nearest.

BOLING, Susan age 72 dod 1887 Signed for by Clarence COMBS, nearest

Note: The following were later interred at Holston Valley Church Cemetery. Photos [img] provided to Sullivan Co, TNGenWeb by Patsy Lee Sanders Hawkins

Charlotte COMBS, 10 Sep 1838 - 10 Oct 1930 “We Will meet again” [img]

David C. COMBS, 1903 - 1971 [Common marker with Mary E. Combs] [img]

Harry Lawrence COMBS, 1 May 1925 - 18 Feb 2001 “US NAVY WORLD WAR II” [img]

Mandy COMBS, 22 Oct 1840 - 15 Apr 1928 “We Will meet again” [img]

Mary E. COMBS, 1903 - 1998 [Common marker with David C. Combs] [img]

William M. COMBS, 1861 - 1946 [img]

Brown (Original Cemetery)
New Cemetery named Brown's or aka Rooty Branch Cem.

Note: Additional notes in (parentheses) were by S. Kathryn Bowling McKown.

LOT 26

Gr 1 PETERS, Eula age 22 dod 1925 Signed for by Dorothy CARRIER, daughter.
(NEÈ: Eula V. LUNSFORD, parents were Pernia Mae BROWN & John W. LUNSFORD. Husband was William Corbett PETERS. Dod 5-30-1925)

Gr 3 PETERS, Corbett age 38 dod 1931 Signed for by Sallie PETERS, mother.
(Full name William Corbett PETERS Parent were Sallie ESTEP & John Moody PETERS. Wife was Eula V. LUNSFORD)

Gr 2 PETERS, Mary age 75 dod 1925 Signed for by W. D. PETERS, son.
(NEÈ: Mary STEWART, Parents were John & Lucinda STEWART. Husband was Daley PETERS. Son was William Daniel "Jack" PETERS.)

Gr 4 PETERS, Dale age 77 dod 1914 Signed for by W. D. PETERS, son.
(Full name was Hiram Daley PETERS, his parents were Elizabeth ROYSTON & Chrisley PETERS. Wife Mary STEWART. Son was William Daniel "Jack" PETERS.)

Gr 6 PETERS, Chrisley age 98 dod 1908 Signed for by W. D. PETERS, grandson.
(Full name was Christian Chrisley PETERS wife was Elizabeth ROYSTON.)

Gr 8 PETERS, Rachel age 57 dod 1901 Signed for by W. D. Peters, nephew.
(NEÈ: Rachel COMBS, her husband was William PETERS.)

Gr10 PETERS, William age 78 dod 1920 Signed for by W. D. PETERS, nephew.
(Parents were Chrisley PETERS & Elizabeth ROYSTON. 1st wife was Rachel COMBS. 2nd wife was M. Lillie WHITLOCK.)

COMBS Notes: Rachael appears to have been the d/o John & Mary BOOKER COMBS

Oakley Cook Funeral Home Records. Bristol TN
Transcribed and Annotated by COMBS Researcher Kathy McKown

Arthur King COMBS, 24 Sep 1880 - 12 Sep 1964 s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON W= Rose MCCONNELL. Buried Cold Springs Cem. Daughters = Mrs. W. G. BERRY & Mrs. Arthur THOMAS.

Bertha Rosannah COMBS, [VA] 18 Jan 1881 - 23 Oct 1973 F= George W. MCCEWELL. M= Eliza HOPE. H= Arthur King COMBS. Buried Cold Springs Cem. [Her husband went by the name King COMBS]

Davie Cicira COMBS, 13 Feb 1876 - 24 Dec 1948 F= Steven COMBS. M= Amanda PAYNE W= Rosa L. COMBS. Buried Mtn. View Cem.

Dorcas Josephine COMBS, 31 Oct 1869 - 25 Sep 1955 F= David LOWERY M= Etta KELLER. Buried Cold Springs Cem. Informant John W. COMBS.

Emma Jane COMBS, 12 Nov 1863 - 8 Dec 1954 Bluff City, TN. d/o Jacob HARKLEROAD & Elzira HICKS. Buried Morning View. [Sullivan Co. TN Marriage records show she was married to William W. COMBS]

Emma Jane COMBS, 26 Nov 1874 - 9 Apr 1957 d/o William B. MILLHORN & Elizabeth CROSS. Buried Lindamood Cem. [Sullivan Co. TN Marriage records show she was married to A. E. COMBS.]

James Clark COMBS, 19 Dec 1868 [Russell Co., VA] - 12 Aug 1956 Abingdon, VA. s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON W= Margaret Virginia MINNICK. Buried Cold Springs Cem. Informant King COMBS. [his brother]

John Wesley COMBS, Sr., 7 Dec 1907 - 12 Mar 1964 F= John W. COMBS. M= Dorcas Josephine LOWERY. W= Winnie Belle MAHAFFEY. Buried Cold Springs Cem. [He is not the son of John Wesley COMBS. He is the son of William John COMBS.]

John Wesley COMBS, 12 Nov 1860 Russell Co., VA - 26 Jul 1951 BR VA s/o John W. Combs & Margaret E. DORTON Buried Cold Springs Cem. Bros. A. K. & J. C. COMBS.

Margaret Ellen COMBS, 1-11-1879 BR VA - 30 Sep 1965 BR VA F= Beverly JOHNSON M= Mary Jane KELLY. H= Robert L. COMBS. Buried Mtn View Cem.

Margaret Virginia COMBS, 4 Apr 1869 - 5 Dec 1952 F= William MINNICK. M= Virginia LOWERY. H= James Clark COMBS. Buried Cold Springs Cem.

Margaret Marie ELLER, 15 Nov 1926 - 16 Feb 1984 F= John CLAWSON M= Rose COMBS Buried Mtn. View Cem.

Lillie Maude FRITTS, age 48[1903] - 5 Aug 1951 BR VA F= William COMBS M= Becky CARRIER H= John FRITTS Buried Shipley Cem.

Elizabeth Taylor FULLER, 18 Aug 1882 - 11 Sep 1968 Chatham, Savannah Co. GA. F= Wesley C. TAYLOR M= Martha COMBS H= James Calvin FULLER. Buried Mtn. View Cem.

Lola Horner GABBLE, 22 May 1886 - 14 Jun 1949 F= William HORNER M= Margaret Ellen COMBS H= E. C. GABBLE Buried Mtn. View Cem.

Hampton Henry GENT, 27 Feb 1894 - 25 Feb 1946 F= James W. GENT? M= Malissa COMBS H= Ball Gent. Cem. not named.

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