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Caswell County was organized from Orange County in 1776. Reminder! Due to unresolved state lines, land in Caswell County, NC &/or Halifax County, VA near the state line (sometimes referred to as the “country line”) occasionally “changed states” until ca1820-21.


1780 (Caswell NC Tax list)

St. Luke's District

COMBS, Thomas

(Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)


1784 (Caswell NC Tax list)

St. Luke's District

COMBS, Thomas 212 Acres on Flat River 1 white poll no Blacks 1-0

(Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)


1790 Caswell NC Census)

No Combs

(Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1908; reprinted by GPC, Baltimore, 1973)

Notes: Thomas COMBS has not yet been identified. We are not yet certain if he was in Orange Co NC prior to Caswell NC, nor from where he might have come to Orange and/or Caswell Counties. A Thomas Combs is on the 1790 Wilkes Co NC Census, but does not appear to be the same.


12 Jan 1792 (Caswell NC Marriages) Mary Combs & Abraham HANKS (Marriage CD's)

Important! Seeking Documented Source & Additional Detail for this record. See Also Morgan Co KY for possible additional data in regard to this and other Combs-HANKS Families


2 Nov 1799 (Caswell NC Marriage Bonds) Jesse COMBS and Betsy STEPHENS… 2 Nov 1799…bondsman… James ROBINSON (Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868, by Katherine Kendall)


26 Nov 1799 (Caswell NC Marriages) Jesse COMBS & Mary BRODGON (Marriage CD's)

Important! Seeking Documented Source for this record. Also, were Jesse and/or Mary Combs Hanks children of Thomas Combs of 1780-1784?


1800 Caswell Co. NC Census

Source: Heritage Quest Original Census Images

James ROBERTSON 00011-11000
1 m26-45; 1 m>45
1 f<10; 1 f10-16

Note: Listed immediately prior to Jesse Combs

Page# 694 (105)
COMBS, Jesse 00010-00110-00
1 m16-26
1 f16-26; 1 f26-45

William BOLTON 00100 01000
1 m16-26
1 f16-26


Oct 1803 (Caswell Co, NC October Court, 1803) LWT of Charles BOULTON dated 14 Feb 1803 names Wife: Elizabeth; Sons: Lent BOULTON, Charles, Thomas, and William; John; Son John BOULTON'S sons/children: Obediah WYNN'S children by dau Any; Daus: Judith THOMAS and her 2 sons Icabod and John THOMAS. Execs: William BOULTON, Thomas GATEWOOD, Lent BOULTON. Witnesses: Elizabeth COMBS; James DIX. (Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews)

Notes: Was the above Elizabeth Combs the Betsy STEPHENS who m Jesse Combs 2 Nov 1799, and possibly the same who is listed on the 1820 Census below?


1810 Caswell Co, NC Census

>No Combs/Coombs listed.


1820 Caswell Co, NC Census

Source: Heritage Quest Original Census Images

No Township Listed

P. 051/38

COMBS, Elizabeth 00000 00001
1 f>45

(Census Index)

P. 055
EUDALEY, John


1830 Caswell Co NC Census

Page 311

COMBS, Polly 1100000000000 1100110000000
1 m<5; 1 m5-10
1 f<5; 1 f5-10; 1 f20-30; 1 f30-40

Source: Heritage Quest Original Census Images


30 Nov 1832 (Caswell NC Wills) Orison COMBS bought personnal property of Nancy HODGE 30 Nov 1832. (Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1814-1843, Katherine Kerr Kendall)


16 Jan 1837 (Caswell NC Marriage Bonds) Orrison G. COMBES & Missouri S. BRAUGHTON 16 Jan 1837… bondsman… Lewis MALONE (Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868, Katherine Kendall)


16 Apr 1839 (Caswell Co, NC Wills) Will of John BRAWTON w. dated 16 Apr 1839; (Also spelled Braughton and Broughton); names Wife: Elizabeth; Sons: Jacky William; Thomas; Daus: Parthena OAKLEY; Luzella Malinda; Mobsey S. HENDRICK; Missouri S. COMBS. Grandchild: Caroline OAKLEY; Wit: Will A. LEA, John HAGWOOD. Exec: son Thomas BRAWTON and Orison COMBS. Thomas BRAWTON renounced his right to execute and Orison COMBS qualified.

Note: Luzella Malinda - Land adj Thomas JOHNSTON)

(Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1814-1843 by Katherine Kerr Kendall; Extracted by Combs-STACY Researcher Barbara Stacy Mathews, who notes: This name also spelled BRAUGHTON and BROUGHTON in other County records)

Notes: By 1850 Orrison G. & Missouri S. BROUGHTON Combs, their children and her mother, Elizabeth, were in TN, listed on the 1850 US Census in Benton Co TN. HH#263, p. 596.


1 May 1849 (Caswell NC Marriage Bonds) James COMBES & Susan SAUNDERS…1 May 1849… bondsman…Absalom CANADAY (Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868, by Katherine Kendall)

Notes: Although apparently purely coincidental, a number of years later, a James SANDERS m Susan Combs in Madison Co AR. Susan COMBS, b ca 1862 in Madison Co, AR, was the daughter of John David & Phebe Inez GAGE Combs, and niece of Mason CANADA Combs. (See Jeremiah & Charity RHOADS Combs)


1850 Caswell Co., NC Census

(transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

pg 206
19 Sept 1850

482/484 Aaron SAUNDERS 78 M farmer $100 VA cannot read or write
Susannah 72 F VA cannot read or write
James COMBS 25 M farmer Caswell NC md within the year
Susannah 30 F Caswell NC md within the year
Lewis C. 8/12 M  Caswell NC

Notes: Susannah SAUNDERS, d/o Aaron, m James COMBES 1 May 1849, Caswell.


6 Nov 1855 (Caswell NC Will Books) Leroy SAUNDERS and wife Mary SAUNDERS, James COMBS and wife Susan COMBS of Caswell County to Robert B. [sic] WATT to receive from Thomas A. DONOHO, Clerk and Master of CC, all money from estate of Aron SAUNDERS decd who was father of Mary SAUNDERS and Susan COMBS. (Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1814-1843 by Katherine Kerr Kendall)


23 Aug 1859 (Caswell NC Marriage Bonds) James COMBS & Mary ROWLAND…. 23 Aug 1859… bondsman…Leroy SANDERS (Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868, by Katherine Kendall)


Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives

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