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Walker County, was established in 1833 from Murray County. Descendant Counties include Dade (1837), Chattooga (1838), Whitfield (1851), and Catoosa (1853). The county seat is LaFayette.


1850 Walker Co, GA Census

(Index, transcribed by S. C. Hefner)

p. 353

166-166 Nathan COMBS 53 Male GA
Nancy 27 Female GA
John 26 Male GA
Bud 18 Male GA
Wm. 16 Male GA
Alexander 12 Male GA
Martha 10 Female GA
Robert 24 Male GA Blind
David 39 Male GA Blind

East Chick

p. 383

562-562 Martha WOOTIN 44 Female GA
Wm. J. 19 Male GA
Mary E. 16 Female GA
Eliza 15 Female GA
Susan H. 11 Female GA attended school within the year
Powhattin B. 6 Male GA
Richard D. COMBS 3 Male
Martha 2 Female


15 Nov 1896 ( from Georgia GenWeb Archives, extracted by S. C. Hefner) Simon COMES married Eliza DAVIS.


1900 Walker Co, GA Census

(from Georgia GenWeb Archives, extracted by S. C. Hefner)

COMBS, GILLUM 28
Combs, Lee A. 22
Combs, Leesie 16
Combs, Mary 55
Combs, William R. 3


15 Mar 1914 (from Georgia GenWeb Archives) Raye COMBS married Neroy SHORT.


11 Feb 1920 (from Georgia GenWeb Archives) Bennett M. DUCKER married Geneva COMBS.


1 Sep 1920 (from Georgia GenWeb Archives) Mark COMBS married Kate MARTIN.


26 Jun 1921 (Walker County Marriage Records) Fred COMBS married Emma TUELL; officant: Ray Crow, J.P.


1 Oct 1922 (Walker County Marriage Records) Allen COMBS married Nettie WHITE; officiant: Ray Crow, J.P.


22 Mar 1927 (Walker County Marriage Records) Paul COMBS married Lottie BROWN, age 18 (born circa 1909); officiant: A. L. Ellis, N.P. & J.P.


11 Aug 1928 (Walker County Marriage Records) Renus F. COMBS married Jennie McALISTER, age 42 (born circa 1886); officiant: A. L. Ellis, N.P. & J.P.


8 Dec 1929 (Walker County Marriage Records) William J. COMBS, age 21 (born circa 1908), married Estie WORLEY; officiant: Ray Crow, J.P.


21 Jan 1933 Gillam H. COMBS, age 61 (born circa 1872 --see 1900 Census above), married Leean COMBS, age 55 (born circa 1878); officiant A.L. Ellis, J.P & N.P.


24 Dec 1936 (Walker County Marriage Records) R. F. COMBS married Lucy WHITE; officiant: A. L. Ellis, N.P. & J.P.

Question: Is this "Renus F. Combs" who married Jennie McAlister in 1928?


7 May 1938 (Walker County Marriage Records) R. F. COMBS married Florence CHEEK; officiant: A. L. Ellis, N.P. & J.P.

Question: Is this "Renus F. Combs" who married Jennie McAlister in 1928? Is this "R. F. Combs" who married Lucy White in 1936?


16 Nov 1940 (Walker County Marriage Records) Gillem H. COMBS (see 1933 marriage and 1900 Census above) married Mary E. HOLLINGSWORTH; officiant: A. M. Stansell, Minister of the Gospel


9 Jun 1945 (Walker County Marriage Records) R. F. COMBS, age 73 (born circa 1872), married Mollie EVETT, age 76 (born circa 1869); officiant: H. O. Bowman, N.P. & J.P.

Question: Is this "R. F. Combs" who married Lucy White in 1936? Is this "R. F. Combs" who married Florence Cheek in 1938?


28 Oct 1972 (CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee Times, provided by Pat Smith) COMBS--JAMES OSBORNE, 83, died Friday morning in a Cleveland hospital following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elgie COMBS, 18 months ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. L. DENHAM, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and Mrs. Bobby WOODY, Cleveland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Corine THOMPSON, Cleveland; three sons, Arlie COMBS, Apison; J. C. COMBS, Chattanooga; and Earl B. COMBS, Fort Myers, Fla,: a stepson, Edgar TURNER, Mason, Ill; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd COMBS, Rossville, Ga; Crooke COMBS, Chattanooga, and Bob COMBS of Ooltewah; a sister, Dovie ROSE, Harriman, Tenn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Coff, pastor of the Frazier Chapel Baptist Church and the Rev. Buddy Lewis officiating. Interment will be in the McDonald Cemetery. The family is now receiving friends at the Wildwood Chapel, Buner Funeral Home directing.


16 May 1998 (Chattanooga Times, Saturday issue, provided by Pat Smith) Billy COMBS Billy Ray Combs Sr. of Rossville, Ga., died Thurdsay, May 14, 1998, at his home. He was 44. Formerly of New Port, Ky., he had lived in the Rossville area for the past three months. He was a Baptist, a son of the late Hacker COMBS and the brother of the late Lester COMBS. Survivors include his mother, Quanita COMBS, New Port; [two] sons [names removed]; [three] daughters [names removed]; [six] brothers [names removed]; [five] sisters [names removed]; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were to be today at 2 p.m. in Crestlawn Cemetery in Noble, Ga. Arrangements were by W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.


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