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Bradley County was established in 1836 from Indian Lands, and initially encompassed the southeastern corner of Tennessee (juncture of GA, AL and NC). In 1839, Polk Co was established from Bradley and McMinn Cos, TN.


1844 RW James STANFIELD aka STANPHILL lived in Rowan Co, NC at enlistment, then moved to Buncombe Co, NC, then to Sevier Co, Tennessee, then to "West TN" then to McMinn County, TN where he applied for RW pension on 05 Sep 1832. He was b 04 Feb 1753 in Edgecomb NC [sic], d 03 Nov 1839/40 (both dates given). His widow Fanny d 18 Dec 1842 or 17 Dec 1843 (both dates given). In 1849 his surviving children were: Cornelia & James STANFIELD, Delphia PRICE & Mary Ann (who was the 8th child). In 1849, Mary Ann was the w/o Wm. BRITTAIN. In 1844, she was a resident of Bradley County, Tennessee where she and her husband, Wm. BRITTAIN, and her brother, James STANFIELD made affidavits in Bradley County, Tennessee. (RW Pension File W158, Virgil D. White's "Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files")

Notes: See McMinn Co, TN and next re Combs-Stanfield Families. Also note possible Buncombe Co, North Carolina connection.


1865 Bradley County, TN marriages. James C. Combs married Amanda J. STEVENSON by William I. CAMPBELL (Combs Researcher Robert Isaac who adds that James C. Combs m 3rd in 1890 in Meigs County, Tennessee Tennie WRIGHT, and that he was the s/o Oswell/Osburn & Delphia STANFIELD Combs of McMinn County, Tennessee)


1880 Bradley Co, TN Census

Roll: T9_1245; Family History Film: 1255245; Page: 323.1000; Enumeration District: 8;

District 10

Combs Rufus 49 KY KY KY
Gincie 40 wife housekeeper TN TN TN
Rufus R. 17 son Farm Laborer TN TN TN
Elisabeth 15 dau. TN TN TN
Jame 13 son Farm Laborer TN TN TN
Marthy 10 dau. TN TN TN
Jane 8 dau. TN TN TN
John 6 son TN TN TN
Joseph 5 son TN TN TN
Charley 8M son TN TN TN

Note: Error in Rufus' birth place as KY or error for children father's birthplace as TN?


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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