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Franklin County was established in 1807 from Bedford and Warren Cos TN (these counties established the same year from Rutherford County and White Cos TN respectively). In 1836, Coffee was established from Bedford, Franklin and Warren Cos TN. In 1871, Moore County was established from Bedford and Franklin.


1811 Revolutionary War Pension application of one Joshua TOWNSEND or TOWSON (spelled both ways), stated he served in VA Line, was born 5 Mar 1762 in Lunenburg Co, VA & moved from there to Henry Co, VA, the part that later became Franklin Co, VA & in 1778 he moved to Montgomery Co, VA where he lived, at enlistment & afterwards moved to Madison Co, KY & in 1811 to Franklin TN [See 1812 Franklin Co, TN Tax List] where he applied 27 Nov 1832… by 1841 he had moved to Northern AL (county not stated)."

(RW Pension File S1730, Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, Virgil White)

Notes: See Joshua TOWNSEND/TOUSON on Wilkes Co, NC RW Militia List w/William Combs and see Combs-Townsend marriage in that county. See Also Joshua TOWNSEND of Bedford Co, TN


1812 Franklin Co, TN Tax List

P. 10 (86)
Bernard ROWARK
Abner WOMACK
Thomas COMES or COMER
Samuel McBEE
Swift MULLIN
Samuel JOHNSTON

P. 18 (94)
Joshua TOWNSEN
James HARRELL

(1812 Franklin County, TN Tax List, Roll No. 3, TSLA, Transcribed by Judy Henley Phillips, All rights reserved, USGenWeb Archives)

Notes: See Combs-Harrell of Hawkins County, Tennessee and see above re Combs-Townsend


1830 Franklin Co, TN Census Index

No Combs


1840 Franklin Co, TN Census Index

No Combs


17 Dec 1843 Married: Combs, John A. to Margret GOLDIN - issued December 17, 1843, Franklin Co. (35,000 TN Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870 Vol. 1)

12 Dec 1843 John A. Combs to Margaret Goldin 12-12-1843 (No return) (Tennessee Early Marriages FRANKLIN COUNTY - 1838-1874 extracted by Phyllis Combs)


1850 Franklin Co, TN Census Index

No Combs


08 Nov 1869 Married: Combs, Thomas to M. C. ANDERSON (MB) issued Nov 8, 1869, Franklin Co. (35,000 TN Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870 Vol. 1)

Nov 1869 Thomas Combs to M. C. Anderson 11-1869 (No return) (Tennessee Early Marriages FRANKLIN COUNTY - 1838-1874 extracted by Phyllis Combs)


28 Oct 1873 Married: Combs, J. J. to Mary E. McKELVEY - issued October 28, 1873 m by John W. BRAGG October 28 1873 Franklin Co. (35,000 TN Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870 Vol. 1)

28 Oct 1873 J.J. Combs to Mary E. Makelvey 10-28-1873 (Tennessee Early Marriages FRANKLIN COUNTY - 1838-1874 extracted by Phyllis Combs)


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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