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Troup County was established in 1826 from Creek Lands, and lies on Georgia's western central border, southwest of Coweta. Descendant Counties include Meriwether in 1827 and Heard in 1830. The county seat is LaGrange.


1843 See Coweta Co GA will of Permelia COMBS re her son, William P. COMBS.


1846 (from the Recorder's Office of Troup County, as reported in The Combs Family and Their Forebears by Elizabeth Combs Forrester, published 1981 by Hattie Belle Combs Goggans) William COMBS and Henry F. COLLEY bought 300 acres of land just west of Louise, Georgia.


1850 Troup Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 119

71-76 Joseph ? M Planting GA
Mary F GA
William B. M GA
Knaroll(?) K. M GA
Sarah E. F GA
Frances R. M GA
John DERRBERRY(?) M GA
William COMBS 35 Overseer GA


1850 (The Combs Family and Their Forebears, see above) William COMBS sold his interest in the 300 acres to COLLEY. [see above]


1860 Troup Co, GA Census

(transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 270

686-625 Jno. C. BATTLE 26 GA
Susan 26 GA
Wm. COMES 46 Overseer GA


1864 Militia Census

(1864 Census for Re-organizing the Georgia Militia. Abstracted and compiled by Nancy J. Cornell. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000. Extracted by S. C. Hefner)

37th Senatorial District, 697th Militia District

COMBS, Wm., 50 yrs., 1 mo., Farmer, b. Georgia


1876 (The Combs Family and Their Forebears, see above) William COMBS sold 202 1/2 acres to S. W. SWANSON and son in the 12th Land District.


1885 (The Combs Family and Their Forebears, see above) Elmina V. COMBS and her sister, Mary F. SHIVERS, sold five acres to Roberta H. SMITH, Elmina's daughter. The land was located about five miles northeast of La Grange, Georgia.


28 Dec 1885 (Troup County, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1898) Lizzie HILL & Henry COMBS married.


1886 (Will of Elmina Virginia COMBS, from Book B, p. 522, Troup County, State of Georgia, 14 Sep 1886)

I Elmina Virginia COMBS of said state and county being of sound and disposing mind and memory but feeble in body do make this last will and testament.

I desire that my just debts be paid by my executor hereinafter appointed.

I desire that my entire estate consisting of twenty five acres of land on which I now reside and such personal property as I may die possessed of be kept together except such personal property as may be necessary to pay debts be used for the maintenance and raising of my two younger children to wit Mary J. E. and James William COMBS in such manner as my executor may think most beneficial for them. Upon coming of age I desire that all such property be divided between my two aforementioned children and my daughter Roberta SMITH or to the heirs of her body if any share and share alike. In the event the condition of my estate will admit of it, I wish my said daughter Roberta SMITH to have one bed and bedstead, one cow and calf and the sewing machine -- she to pay my executor two thirds of the value of the said machine for the use of the other children. This last provision is contingent upon the estate's ability to pay the debts without the sale of the land. [end of page]

Notes: See Heard County, GA


18 Dec 1879 (Troup County, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1898)

Georgia GOODWIN & George P. COMBS married.


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