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Greene County, was established in 1786 from Washington, Oglethorpe, and Wilkes Counties. Descendant Counties include Hancock in 1793; Clarke in 1801; and Taliaferro in 1825. The county seat is Greensboro.


5 May 1797 (from Greene County Wills 1786-1877, p. 9 by Freida Reid Turner, extracted by Katherine C. Bray)
State of Georgia, Greene County Abraham Alhattan applied for letters of Administration of Estate of Torrence Burns, deceased of Greene County. Warrant of appraisement directed to Col Joseph Phillips, Andrew W. COMBS, David Carson and Silvanus Walker. 9 August 1797


22 Nov 1797 - 28 Sep 1799 (Greene Co GA Deed Bk 3, pp 107-108. Microfilm abstraction by Fay Collins 1997)

22 Nov 1797--William & Elizabeth HAMMETT of Greene Co to George SORREL of Oglethorpe Co. $2,000. A tract of land including the mouth of Falling Creek, then up said creek on the N side until it intersects with the OGLETHORPE line, thence a direct course to the upper end of said HAMMET old field above the Mill Pond, thence to High Water mark at the Mill Pond & up said Mill Dam as before said at high water mark to the mouth of little falling creek 'til it strikes said HAMMET'S back line where it crosses said creek & thence along said line to red oak corner, thence a direct course until it intersects Charles SMITH'S line & thence along said to a red oak thence a direct line to a hickory on the River thence up said River Oconah to the beginning line, part of a tract granted to John FREEMAN 29 Sept 1784 except 150 acres conveyed by John FREEMAN to Charles SMITH, & one other tract conveyed to John McCombs by said HAMMET the number of acres not known being on the N. Side of Falling Creek. Signed: Wm HAMMETT, Elizabeth HAMMETT. Wt: John Combs [sic], Elijah WIETT. Recorded 28 Sept 1799. (Microfilm abstraction by Fay Collins, faycollins@sprintmail.com, 1997)

Notes: See Also The Hammett Families of Greene Co GA. Also note that this land is on the Greene-Oglethorpe County lines, and that this may be the John Combs who appears on the 1798 Oglethorpe Co, GA tax list.


1822 (Georgia Legislative Documents; Content of Act/Resolution; Vol. 1; p. 73; Sequential Number: 065; Type: An Act; extracted by Katherine C. Bray)

Full Title: Conditionall to vest the title to let number two hundred and eight in the ninth district of Houston in [illegible] T. Davis of Greene county.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the title to said land number two hundred [illegible] eight, in the ninth district of Houston county, be and the same is hereby vested in Joshua T. DAVIS of the county of Greene: Provided, That this act shall not be construed so as to prevent the sale of said lot of land for the payment of the debt of said Francis COMBS: And be it further provided, That if at any time hereafter any of the legal representatives of the said COMBS should interpose their claim; then and in that event this act is in no wise to interrupt or disparage any claim which they may otherwise have according to the laws of the land nor in force.

Allen DANIEL, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Matthew TALBOT, President of the Senate

John Clark, Governor

Approval Date: Assented to December 23, 1822


1860 Greene Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 480

Abneon Point

208-208 W. F. COMBS 20 M Farmer GA
Susan 22 F GA
Wm. A. 1 M GA


Bethesday Cemetery (outside Woodville, provided by GenWeb Volunteer Marsha DuBose)

Hugh COMBS 1885-1953

Lillian T. COMBS 1887 - 1940

Spurgeon COMBS 1 Oct 1900 - 25 Jun 1964 Georgia, M. Sgt. U.S. Army, World War I & II

Mattie COMBS 12 Mar 1882 - 6 Feb 1936 "She was the sunshine of our Home."

Frank COMBS 29 Sep 1887 - 21 Feb 1936

J. Harvey COMBS 1858 - 1935 Viola L. COMBS 1870-1940


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