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of Baldwin Co, GA
Baldwin County, was established in 1803 from Creek Indian Lands ceded in 1802 and 1805 and Hancock County. The county seat is Milledgeville.
1807 (from The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr. Published by Georgia Genealogical Reprints. 1968, p. 29.)
John COMBS of Baldwin County was granted Lot 132 in the 1st Militia District, District #18, in Wilkinson County.
1 Sep 1810 (from Georgia Genealogical Magazine, Summer/Fall issue 1995. Vol. 35, No 3-4 (137-138). Published by LaBruce Mortimer Seabrook Lucas.)
p. 227 Jasper County Deed Book #3, pp. 431-433
1 Sep 1810. Benjamin WALLACE of Hancock Co. to Presley INGRAM of Baldwin Co. for $1,000, 202 1/2 a., lot #151 in the 17th District Baldwin, now Randolph. S/ Benjamin WALLACE. Wit: Thomas W. EDWARD, James COMBS (?). Proved before Jos. COOPER, J.P. by Thos. W. EDWARD 28 Sep 1810 in Hancock Co. who also saw James COMES (COMER?) witness. Recorded 23 Mar 1811.
CH Note: This is a VERY INTERESTING record because the above Thomas W. EDWARD "looks like" Thomas Wheeler EDWARDS, s/o William and Eleanor WHEELER Edwards, Sr. According to a researcher (unnamed) quoted in King's Overwharton Parish Register, Stafford Co, VA, William and Eleanor WHEELER Edwards were also the parents of William EDWARDS, Jr., who m pre-1805, Elizabeth "Betsey" COMBS, d/o Cuthbert & Sarah "Sally" EVANS Combs of Stafford Co, VA and Clark Co, KY:
From The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA, 1723-1758 and Sundry Historical and Genealogical Notes, Compiled and Published by George Harrison Sanford King, Fellow, American Society of Genealogist, Fredericksbury, VA, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1961:
Married: WHEELER, Eleanor and William EDWARDS, 12 Feb 1756.
According to author's footnote:
"A descendant of this couple [William and Eleanor WHEELER Edwards] sent me the following data: William EDWARDS was born in VA in 1728; died November 9, 1813. He married February 12, 1756 Eleanor Wheeler who was born in MD,
1730; died June 9, 1811 on the Potomac River. Issue: (1) William, born May 11, 1757, married Elizabeth COMBS, and moved to Clarke Co. KY; (2) John (September 27, 1759-August 3, 1838) [See Revolutionary Pension #R-3257 for
his Bible record]; (3) Richard (June 25, 1762-1783); (4) George Rumney born January 11, 1763; (5) Theresa, born November 25, 1773; (6) Thomas Wheeler Edwards born October 27, 1776 and moved to KY about 1800."
CH: Nothing more is noted re Thomas Wheeler EDWARDS in this source, but if he was same as above Thomas W. EDWARD, he was also in KY, and I'd think it highly likely that the above James COMBS/COMES was somehow kin to Cuthbert COMBS. I have no idea, however, whom James COMBS might be. Neither Cuthbert COMBS, nor any of his siblings had a known son, James, so far as I recall?
3-5 Jul 1824 (6-7) On the 3rd instant, Mark Combs of Baldwin County murdered Alford McCrary Combs is 5 ft. 8 or 10 inches tall, black hair, has a down look, and is about 21 or 22 years of age. Issued 5 July 1824. (Extracted from The Georgia Black Book: Morbid, Macabre, & Sometimes Disgusting Records of Genealogical Value. by Robert Scott Davis, Jr. Southern Historical Press, 1982, p. 140, by Combs Researcher S.C. Hefner)
Notes: Neither Mark, nor Alford (Alfred?) McCrary (McCreary?) Combs have been identified as yet, nor is the disposition of the above case known; however, see also Combs-McCrary in Wilkes Co, GA and note that Mark is a given name found among descendants of the Combs of that county.
Also Note: Not known if 1820 census was extant for Baldwin. No Combs/Coombs, etc. in 1830 or 1840.
22 Nov 1832 (from Baldwin County Marriage Records - Georgia GenWeb Archives) William WRIGHT married Nancy COMBS
10 Jul 1833 (from Baldwin County Marriage Records - Georgia GenWeb Archives) Robert McCOMBS married Mary C. SANFORD
1850 Baldwin Co, GA Census Index
Notes: This surname spelling still needs to be checked against earlier years.
1864 Muster roll of Co. B. 14th, Regt. Georgia Volunteer
Infantry Army of North Virginia, C.S.A.
Wilkinson Co., GA.; Ramah Guards; extracted by Ann Moss)
Henry CUMBEST, killed Spotsylvania, Va. 1864. From Baldwin Co.
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