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Greene Co, North Carolina was established in 1783 from Washington Co, North Carolina; in 1784 became part of provisional state of Franklin (attempted breakaway from NC); and in 1790 became part of the "Territory South of the Ohio River" (administered by Congress following cession of lands by North Carolina). In 1792, Jefferson and Knox Cos were each est. from Greene and Hawkins; and in 1796 Tennessee achieved statehood. See Also Early Combs of Frontier Tennessee
05 Jan 1785 (Greene Co, Tennessee Marriage Bond 19) January 5, 1785 Francis HARBISON -- Jamina (sic) Combs - Alex McLAUGHLIN (GREENE COUNTY, TENNESSEE MARRIAGES, 1783-1868, Compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner, published 1981 by Southern Historical Press, reprinted 1991, p. 1, hereinafter Greene Marriages, extracted by Combs Researcher Connie Sheets who adds: Although the compiler offers no explanations or column headings, it appears that the number which precedes the earlier marriages is the number on the bond certificate and that the third name mentioned is the name of the person posting the bond. The first name is definitely the groom and the second name is definitely the bride (or at least that has been the case for my families).
Notes: Unidentified; however, see also Combs-Harbisons connections per Carlton Wilber Combs Letter.
11 Sept 1790 (Wilkes Co, NC DBB-1:164-5 ) Between John Combs of Wilkes and Isaac BAKER of Green County, NC £50... 125 ac. Ridge between Caleys Creek near Edward HARRISES line. Wits: Mark (X) WHITEAKER & Henry (X) COOK. s/John (X) Combs. (Wilkes Co., NC Deed Book A-1, B-1, C-1," Mrs W.O. Absher, SHP, Easley, SC, 1989, p. 57)
Notes: See Wilkes Co, North Carolina. Also note that one Isaac BAKER, believed to be the same, m aft 1786, Mary UNKNOWN, widow of Anthony HEAD who d 1786 in Russell Co, Virginia (Sullivan County, Tennessee Marriage Agreement), and among her children were one Anthony HEAD who may have been the same who is listed adjacent to Martin & Sarah Combs Johnson of Hawkins County, Tennessee & Warren County, Tennessee on the 1830 Warren Co, Tennessee Census.
March, 1792 Shenandoah Co, VA Records. Power of Attorney. Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Combs wife of Solomon Combs deceased of Green County and Territory of United States South river Ohio [now Tennessee] hath made ordained constitute in my place.... my trusty and loving friend Edwin YOUNG of Shenandoah State of Virginia my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name....to the recovery thereof of any such debts dues or sums of money or land due me by Gilbert Combs or any other person... Signed: Elizabeth Combs. Wit: John YOUNG. Recorded: 6/28/1792 (Combs Researcher Butch Hicks)
Notes: Elizabeth MARR m 11 Jan 1781, Shenandoah Co, VA, Solomon Combs, s/o Job Combs. In 1787, Job was in Washington Co, TN.
1825 See Greene County, Tennessee Chancery suit involving Brazelton, Combs, Cox, Neal, Peck and others - all apparently of Jefferson Co, TN
1830-1850 Greene Co, TN Census
24 Mar - to 31 Mar 1853 (Greene Co, Tennessee Marriage Bonds) Willliam M. Combs -- Tempy LITTLER -- E. B. MILLER, md. 31 Mar 1853, J. B. DOBSON, M.G. (Greene Marriages, p. 189)
Notes: >See William M. Combs and Tempe LITTLE prior to their marriage in Sullivan County, TN
Greene Co, Tennessee Death Records:
Combs Mable 48 1925
Combs Steven D. 58 1919
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Kendrick from TN Death Records 1914-1925, online at http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/death.htm
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