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Oglethorpe County was established in 1793 from Wilkes County. Descendant Counties include Madison, in 1811, and Taliaferro, in 1825. The county seat is Lexington.


1791See also John Combs & John McCOMB of Greene Co GA on Oglethorpe County Line.


1798 Oglethorpe Co, GA Tax List, Waters District (Extracted from Georgia Tax Index by Alice Jeffery, Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998.)

Page No. (none)*
COMBS, John
EDWARDS, William

Page No. 18
BARBER, GEORGE
BARBER, MATTHEW
BARBER, REECE
BARBER, SAMUEL
BENNETT, MICHAEL
BOWDEN, JOHN
BOWDEN, WILLIAM
BRADSHAW, HENRY
BRADSHAW, JANE
BRIANT, WILLIAM
CROCKET, JOSEPH
CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM
DARIFIELD, WILLIAM
ELLIS, WILLIAM
FINLY, MATTHEW
FULLILOVE, JOHN
GEORGE, TRAVIS
HARRIS, WILLIAM
LEE, JESSE
MARTIN, GEORGE
RUSSAW, WILLIAM
RUSSAW, WILLIAM
SHIELDS, PATRICK
SMITH, JOHN
VARNER, MATTHEW
WALKER, WILLIAM
WHITE, ALEXANDER
WHITE, DAVID
WILLIAMSON, GEORGE
WOOTEN, THOMAS

Page 19
ANDERSON, NATHANIEL
ARMSTRONG, ROBERT
BARNETT, CLABOURN
CARDIN, JOHN
DANIEL, JOHN
ESPEY, JAMES
ESPEY, JOSEPH
GRIFFIN, JOHN
HENTON, JACOB
HILL, MILES
HILL, NOAH
HINTON, GEORGE
HOLMES, JOHN
HOLMES, ROBERT
HOLT, HARMON
LENOIR, WILLIAM
MARTIN, CLABOURN
MARTIN, DAVID
MCCORMICK, DAVID
MCEWEN, ALEXANDER
PARTRICK, WILLIAM
POPE, BURREL
POPE, HENRY
RADFORD, HENRY
RADFORD, RUBIN
REED, ALEXANDER
REED, HUGH
SHORT, JAMES
SIMONTON, THOMAS
SMITH, JAMES
SWANSON, JOHN
WATERS, BRADFORD
WATERS, JOSEPH
WHITESIDES, JAMES

Page 20
BRITTAIN, GEORGE
BRITTAIN, JOHN
CAMPBELL, WILLIAM
COLE, WILLIAM
CRAFFORD, ARTHER
CUNNINGHAM, GEORGE
EDWARDS, JOHN
EDWARDS, NATHAN
FOSTER, JOHN
GEORGE, BAILEY
GEORGE, WILLIAM
JACKSON, WILLIAM
MAZE, ANDREW
MAZE, SAMUEL
MCCREE, JOHN
MCLAUGHLIN, DAVID
NICHOLASON, JOHN
NICHOLASON, JOSEPH
NORTS,
RATCHFORD, JOHN
RATCHFORD, JOSEPH
REED, ISIAH
ROBINSON, ANDREW
ROBINSON, WILLIAM
RUSSAW, JOHN
SMITH, SAMUEL
SMITH, THOMAS
TANNER, ARCHIBALD
TANNER, JOHN
TAYLOR, BENJAMIN
THOMAS, JAMES
THOMAS, JETHRO
THOMAS, JOHN
WARD, PHILLIP
WATERS, SAMUEL
WILSON, JAMES

Page 21
BRITTAIN, THOMAS
CARIGAN, WILLIAM
FREEMAN, JAMES
HOLLAND, FRANCIS
MCCAMMON, JAMES
MCCAMMON, JAMES
MCCAMMON, SUSANNAH
MCCORD, WILLIAM
MCCREE, ALEXANDER
MCCREE, RICHARD
MCCREE, WILLIAM
MILIGAN, MOSES
SHIELDS, JOSEPH
SIMPSON, MARY
STROUD, JOHN
STROUD, SHERWOOD
TANNER, JOHN
WILEY, MOSES

Notes: *Neither John Combs nor William EDWARDS' entries included a page number; however, William EDWARDS appeared in the "search returned" immediately below Nathan EDWARDS on page 20 and immediately above that of William ELLIS on page 18; and John Combs immediately between those of William COLE and Arthur CRAFFORD on page 20.

Also of possible interest on this tax list are: (1) William EDWARDS of Stafford Co, VA and Clark Co, KY, m Elizabeth Combs, d/o Cuthbert & Sarah EVANS Combs, Sr., of the same two counties; (2) See William LENOIR and David MARTIN of Wilkes (and Surry) Cos NC; (3) Also note BRADSHAW and RUSSAW of Stafford and Fauquier Cos, VA, and RUSSAW-ROUSSEAU (var. sp.) from Fauquier Cos VA were most definitely also in Wilkes Co, NC; (4) See William ELLIS of Wilkes Co NC whose children intermarried with those of Thomas Hicks Combs; (5) Note that one John Combs of Greene Co, GA was on the Oglethorpe Co, GA line, and is found in Greene as a neighbor to the HAMMETTS who were also earlier of Stafford and Fauquier Cos VA, thence to Surry Co, NC, thence to Spartanburg Co SC. Questions: When did this John Combs arrive in Oglethorpe? When did he leave? Could this John Combs be the "gone missing" John Combs of Wilkes Co, NC (possibly the same who was h/o Obedience "Biddy" NANCE)?

Darby Frantz note: James Anderson married Mary "Polly" COMBS. James was the son of Nathaniel Anderson who is found in the 1798 Oglethorpe, Co., GA Tax list.
Nathaniel and wife Susannah (?) Anderson migrated to Oglethorpe Co., GA from VA. He was born abt 1742, and died in Oglethorpe County bef 1809. His will was settled in 1811. Daughter, Keziah, has been confirmed as having been born in Muddy Creek, Cumberland Co., VA. She married John Armistead, also of Cumberland Co., VA This is the only information I have that links this family to Cumberland County.
James and Polly were married in 1802. Polly Combs was the daughter of John and Hannah of Oglethorpe County. In addition, on 24 Apr 1804, John and Hannah Combs sell 100 acres on Falling Creek to James Anderson.
James Anderson is found on the Oglethorpe County tax list for 1810, and was in Greene Co., GA by 1820, and onto Butts Co., GA by 1830. James died in 1836 in Butts County, GA, and his land is dispersed in 1840. In 1840, Mary is listed as head of household in the Butts County Federal Census.
James and Polly had children: Susannah (b. bet 1804-1808), Isham (abt 1806), Nathaniel (Nov 28, 1809), John T. Sr.(Sep 14, 1812), David (Sep 23, 1814), Elizabeth (bet 1820-1825), James (abt 1820), and Martha (oct 24, 1824).


1800 Oglethorpe Co, GA Census (Census CD; Source not verified)
Combs, John, p. 9: 21101-31001-04 [eldest male in HH b bef 1765]

Note: There may be a second John Combs on this census on P. #000. One or both was probably the John Combs of 1798 and possibly the same of 1791


1807 (from The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr. Published by Georgia Genealogical Reprints. 1968, p. 40.)
Johathon COMBS of Oglethorpe County was granted Lot #117 in Hudson's Militia District, District #19 in Wilkinson County.


1810 - 1840 Oglethorpe Co, GA Census Index

No Combs (Was Oglethorpe Census extant?)


1860 Oglethorpe Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

I (or 1) Fxington P.

p. 691

#662659 John W. Combs 25 clerk Mass.
Charles L. HARGROVE 22 clerk GA
John M. ? 26 clerk GA


County Line Church Cemetery

Hershel Joseph COMBS 82, June 20, 96

Newell Acton COMBS 1894-1958

Bessie E. COMBS 29 Apr 1899 - 8 Apr 1963


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