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Iredell County was established in 1788 from Rowan Co NC. In 1793 Iredell gained from Burke & Wilkes NC, but in 1815, Wilkes Co NC gained back land from Iredell. In 1847, Alexander Co was est. from Iredell, Caldwell and Wilkes. This County has not yet been researched and only a few records have been collected thus far.


1790 Iredell Co, NC Census

(No Combs by surname)


1800 Iredell Co, NC Census

(No Combs by surname)

p. 608: John ARRINGDON: 22001-02010-00

Notes: John ARRINGTON (and all var. sp.) m 27 Dec 1783, Wilkes Co, NC, Mary STEVENSON (d/o James & Sarah (KELLY?) Stevenson of Wilkes & Iredell. They either lived on the Iredell-Wilkes border or in that part of Iredell which became Wilkes again (according to ARRINGTON researchers, John was appointed to an Iredell jury in 1804 and in 1818 appointed a Justice in Wilkes). They were the foster parents of Levi COMBS who m their daughter, Sarah, in 1817 in Wilkes Co, NC, and he may have been one of the under 10 males in their above household.


1810 Iredell Co, NC Census Index

P. 37: William COMBS


13 Dec 1814 COMBS, William & Elizabeth PARKS (ELLIS) , married 13 Dec 1814, Iredell Co NC; soldier died 18 Mar 1870, served in George DAVIDSON'S NC Mil, lived Iredell Co NC. (War of 1812 Pension File WC-3007)

Notes: The War of 1812 Files for Charles COMBS of Surry Co NC also refer to George DAVIDSON'S North Carolina Militia. The 1768 Rowan Co NC tax list of John BREVARD includes George DAVIDSON who tithed James COMBS, and indicates this was the part of Rowan that was later in Iredell Co. Also note the ELLIS and PARKS connections in Wilkes Co NC, including the family of Thomas Hicks & Keziah HAYS Combs.


1812-1814 Muster Rolls  (Extracted from 1812 Militia Rolls by William R. Navey, genealogy1@ancestry.com, NCGenWeb Project Archives, ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/ncstate/military/1812roll.txt (See copyright restrictions).

Original Source: MUSTER ROLLS, SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812, DETACHED FROM THE MILITIA OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1812 AND 1814, PUBLISHED IN PURSUANCE OF THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF JANUARY 28, 1851 AND THE RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF FEBRUARY 29, 1871. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, RALEIGH, STONE AND UZZELL, STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 1873.

Seventh Regiment, Fifth Company, Detached from the Iredell Regiment.

JOHN MOODY, CAPTAIN
WILLIAM CARSON, LIEUTENANT
WILLIAM MOODY, ENSIGN
THOS. PRATHER, 1ST SERGEANT
* CALEB COMBEY, 2ND SERGEANT
JOS. DEPORSTER, 3RD SERGEANT
SAMUEL HAYES, 4TH SERGEANT
HENRY MARSHALL, 1ST CORPORAL
MILUS PRIVITT, 2ND CORPORAL
DAVID FOX, 3RD CORPORAL
RICHARD PRIVITT, 4TH CORPORAL
RICHARD COOK, DRUMMER
HARRSI SWIVIT, FIFER

WILLIAM MILLSAPSSAMUEL HENDERSON
WILLIAM MARTINWILLIAM LOOPER
WILLIAM GORDONALLISON GAPP
JAMES MARTINRICHARD MEARS
SAMUEL McKOYHIRAM FLEDHER
GEORGE W. ROBERTSONTHOMAS LOVELUS
ERWIN PRIVITTREASON BEILL
GEORGE LACKEYELIAS LUZENBURY
RICHARD SPARKSTHOMAS GALLOWAY
WILLIAM BLACKENSHIPALEXANDER READ
SAKE HARRISANDREW WELL
JOHN TEAGUEJOSEPH MOON
JAMES LACKJOHN YOUNG
WALTER BEILLPHILIP PHILLIPS
JOHN CASHRANDOLPH ROADS
HENRY GIDDENSBENJAMIN BROWN
THOMAS GREENRICHARD BOOKER
JAMES TEMPLETONHENRY BUCK
SAMUEL TEMPLETONJOSEPH DONALSON
HUGH CURRANTSAMUEL HART
JOSEPH EDSONGEORGE MASTER
JOHN McCONNELSOLOMON DLAYWELL
SAMUEL MITCHELHUGH B. KING
GREENBURY HAIREJOHN HATH
REUBEN BARNARDTURNER WELCH
ASHLEY JOHNSTONJOHN RECTOR
PLEASANT OWENBENJAMIN MOODY
BRESIM HEZIAHBENJAMIN BENTLY
HENRY CARSONJOHN M. CLERLAND
NATHAN BAKERMICHAEL TAGUE
LOVET PHELPSARAN COOK

* Note: Not known if COMBEY or COMBS. Other records not checked yet.


1820 Iredell Co, NC Census Index

Page 037: William COMBS


1830 US Census Index - Iredell Co NC

P. 005: William COMBS


1840 Iredell Co, NC Census

Page 223: William COMBS


1850 Iredell Co., NC Census

(transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

pg 404

1/1 Milton CAMPBELL 51 M farmer $4194 NC
Margaret 42 F NC
John C. L. 21 M student NC attended school within the year
Milton B. 16 M NC attended school within the year
Sarah E. 13 F student NC  attended school within the year
Prudence E. 9 F NC  attended school within the year
Abraham 61 M NC  idiotic  cannot read or write
Thos. P. SUMMERS? 21 NC
R. S. WILLSON 27 M s. teacher NC
D. MATTHISON 37 M NC
John P. COMBS 24 M student NC  attended school within the year

pg 406

28/28 C. W. COMBS 28 M farmer $350 NC
Sarah E. 21 F NC
Alexander 4 M NC
Mary P. 2 F NC

Notes: Charles W. COMBS, s/o William and Elizabeth ELLIS (Parks) Combs per father's 1870 will.

34/34 William COMBS 60 M farmer $100 VA
Elizabeth 52 F NC cannot read or write
Ady C. 22 F NC  attended school within the year
Mary E. 20 F  NC  attended school within the year
Dovy R. 16 F NC  attended school within the year
Rufus B. 14 M NC attended school within the year
Newton P. 12 M NC attended school within the year

Notes: William COMBS m 1814, Elizabeth ELLIS (Parks)

Census Index also lists

Page 406: E. E. COMBS


1870 Iredell Co, NC WB-4/71 North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. William COMBS (Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from "North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)

Extracted by Combs Researcher Barbara Rivas from "THE ELLIS LINE from Surry-Sussex in Virginia," Dixie L. McCrary, 1978 (no publisher), p. 107:

"Elizabeth ELLIS, b. c. 1797 Surry Co. N.C., m. Dec. 1814 William COMBS

  1. Will of William COMBS, pr. 18 Sept. 1870, witnessed by Samuel B. ELLIS and Dovey A. ELLIS Lackey, names wife Elizabeth, son, Charles W., and daughter, Mary. (Iredell Co. #947, Bk. 4, p. 71).
  2. No further information on this family. Court and census records, Iredell Co., should be searched."

1881 Iredell Co, NC WB-4/453 County Clerk of Superior Court. Elizabeth COMBS (Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from "North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


1897 Iredell Co, NC WB-6/103 County Clerk of Superior Court. C. W. COMBS (Provided by Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff from "North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1776-1900 by Thornton W. Mitchell)


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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