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Union County's northern border is the Tennessee/North Carolina State Lines. The county was established in 1832 from Cherokee County, which in turn was established in 1831 from Cherokee Lands, Habersham, and Hall Counties. In 1856, Towns County was established from Union and Rabun Counties. The only "identified" Combs thus far in Union County is Mary Combs Souther, d/o Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYS Combs of Wilkes Co NC (See Below).


1850 Union Co, GA Census

(provided by the Union Co GA USGenWeb)

376 Combs Jesse 28 NC
Mary 29 NC
Mary 10 NC
Henry 8 NC
Sarah Ann 6 NC
William 5 NC
Jesse 4 NC
Thomas 1 NC

Note: Not found in either the 1840 or 1860 census for Union County.

576 SOUTHER Jesse 37 NC
JUSTICE James W. 18 NC

680 SOUTHER John 47 NC
Mary [Combs] 43 NC
John 22 NC
Martha 20 NC
Elizabeth 17 NC
Washington 14 NC
William 8
Nancy 5
Sarah 3
Mary 1

Note: Married 07 Dec 1824, Wilkes Co NC] Mary Combs Souther was the d/o Thomas Hix & Keziah HAYS Combs.

681 SOUTHER Joseph 48 NC
Sarah 50 NC
Stephen 21 NC
Mary 17 NC
Jesse 15 NC
Elizabeth 11
Joseph 8

687 COOK William 65 NC
Susannah 63 NC
Kissiah 35 NC
Levina 21 NC
Alfred 19 NC

690 HIX William 32 NC
Elizabeth 32 NC
James 11
Mary 9
William 7
Jesse 6
Martin 5
Martha 4
John 1

691 SPIVA Adanirum 23
Evaline 24 NC [m Evaline SOUTHER, d/o John & Mary Combs Souther]


1860 Union Co, GA Census

126/120 Souther, J 57 M NC
Souther, Mary [Combs] 53 F NC
Souther, Martha 30 F NC
Souther, Washington 24 M IN
Souther, William 18 M GA
Souther, Nancy 14 F GA
Souther, Sarah R 12 F GA
Souther, Mary E 10 F GA
Souther, Rhoda 6 F GA
Souther, J.W. 12 M NC
Souther, John Thomas 8 M GA


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