Franklin County was established in 1785 from Bedford and Henry Cos VA.

07 Apr 1824 Franklin Co VA Marriage Bonds. Gilbert Combs, Jr. md 7 April 1824 Nancy POTTER; Sur. Lewis POTTER (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from "Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co., Va 1786-1858")

Notes: Gilbert Combs, Jr., also listed on 1830 Franklin Co VA census, is believed to have been s/o RW Gilbert & Christianna DENTON Combs, Sr., although 1850 McNairy Co TN census lists with wife, Sally. Note also that Franklin is adjacent Botetourt Co VA which is where Gilbert Sr. was living at the time.