Caldwell County was established in 1848 from Gonzales County. The county seat is Lockhart.

1860 Caldwell Co, TX Census

Roll: M653_1289

Lockard PO

p. 61/213, July 15, 1860

452/435 William CARDWELL, 36, M, Farmer, RE=$1750, PP=$1450 TN
Mary M, 25, F TN [age seems to be understated]
John N, 10, M TN
James T, 8, M TN
Sally R, 6, F TN
Wm H, 3, M TX
Mary B, 1, F TX

Notes: Per researcher Rand Cardwell, William CARDWELL and Mary G. Combs were married on 01 Jan 1849 in Jefferson Co, TN (Source: Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm). William M. CARDWELL was the son of Anthony R Cardwell and Mary Perryman. They moved to Grainger County, TN, and around 1855 they headed west with the vast majority of their children and in-laws. The group settled in Caldwell County, TX. William and Mary G. Combs Cardwell made the trip with their three oldest children; John, James and Sallie.

William and Mary previously found in 1850 Grainger Co, TN census where their household included one Thadeus M Combs, age 20, for whom they apparently named a son. Wm and Mary's 1900 Gonzales Co, TX record includes their widowed son Thad CARDWELL and his children. Thadus CARDWELL was living next door to William and Mary per their 1880 Gonzales Co, TX census record. He is likely the same as James T, age 8, in their 1860 household. Researcher Wayne Combs states that Mary CARDWELL and Thadeus M Combs (Franklin Co, TX) were the children of Nelson T Combs and Sarah TALBOTT, and the grandchildren of George Mabry COMBS and Agnes ORR.

1870 Caldwell Co, TX Census

Roll: M593_1577

Lockhart PO

p. 97/324, July 26 1870

656/665 CARDWELL, Wm 46, M, W, Farmer, RE=$2000, PP=$600
Mary G, 44, F, W, Keepinghouse TN
John (N or W), 20, M, W, Farmer TN
Alben, 18, M, W, Farmer TN
Sally K, 16, F, W, At Home TN
Wm H, 13, M, W, At Home TX
Mary B, 10, F, W, At Home TX
Oscar T (or S), 8, M, W TX
Nancy, 4, F, W TX
MENSHOUSE Geo, 21, M, W, Farmer, PP=$25 TX

Texas Death Records: 1964-1998

2 Apr 1978 Johnnie L. COMBS (female) died.

4 Jul 1979 Louie Viven COMBS (male) died.

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

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