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Hamilton County was established in 1819 from Rhea County. In 1835 the county gained from non-county (Indian?) lands. Descendant counties include James, established in 1870, but merged back into Hamilton in 1920.


1910 Hamilton Co, TN Census

Roll T624_1502

CD 2; ED: 77

Page: 22A

D o Combs head m 66 m1 45 KY KY KY farmer, general farm
E F wife f 65 m1 45 9 6 KY VA VA
Rachel dau f 21 s TN KY KY

Submitted by Deb Coombs


1920 Hamilton Co, TN Census

Roll T625_1744

Civil District 3

ED: 236

Page: 1B

15/15 Daniel Combes m 75 m KY KY KY
Francis f 75 m VA England VA

Note: The above is apparently John Daniel Combs, son of Francis Combs in the 1850 and 1860 Census in Perry Co, KY and 1870-1880 Scott Co, VA

Submitted by Deb Coombs


Hamilton Co, TN Marriage Index

Hamilton Co, Tennessee Clerk

Note: marriage records do not exist from the time the county was formed in 1819 through 1856. First year available is 1857. Marriages recorded from 1857 through 1919 and from 1985 to present are now available for research online.

ID Groom Name Bride Name Date Married

91096 Hudson Comb Mary DOUDY 9/18/1880

98434 Andrew Combest Mamie NICHOLS 12/23/1890

102415 Sam Combest Fannie CURRY 9/11/1895

104264 D. W. Combs M. E. MILLWOODS 12/21/1897

107157 Gideon D. Combs Rachal KING 5/28/1901

107768 Osburn Combs N. M. HINDMON 2/24/1902

117344 Frank Combs Mattie HENDERSON 1/13/1908

118299 John Combs Delola HICKS 2/25/1911

120974 Andrew Combest Mary GILMORE 1/23/1913

121401 Charles Combs Ollie LESTER 3/23/1913

122630 Richard B. Combs Edith L. BROWN 1/6/1914

124398 Went Combs Mandy KING 4/24/1915

124684 Arthur Combs Grace STEWART 8/1/1915

124990 Julius Combs Gertrude BARBREY 10/20/1915

126500 G. F. Combs Mary LUSK 8/13/1916

129084 Matt W. Combs Maggie IRWIN 9/22/1917

129219 Huram Combs Nettie McDOWELL 10/17/1917

134100 William Wright Combs Katherine Annett MISKILL 12/21/1919

135155 J. C. Combs Bertha Louise OWEN 4/12/1920

135159 James L. Combs Helen Catherine ROGERS 4/17/1920

142792 Draper Combs Nellie MOORE 7/22/1923

143894 R. E. Combs Odesser SCOTT 12/16/1923

145759 Elijah Combs N. LEATH 6/21/1924

150417 Samie Combs Stella GREEN 7/9/1925

154877 Jess F. Combs Ruth Francis JOHNSON 4/11/1926

155681 George A. Combs Mary Glenn PHILLIPS 6/2/1926

157374 Hartley Combs Alice EVANS 9/3/1926

159050 Charles R. Combs Ruby PLUMLEY 12/18/1926

ID Groom Name Bride Name Date Married

58180 Silas BARBER Sarah McComber 1/8/1866

5987 William WELCH Eliza W. McCombs 7/3/1870

97262 James I. KIMBLER Nancy Jane Combs 9/12/1889

100418 Charles A. SEALS Susie Combs 1/2/1893

107807 W. L. JACKSON Bettie Combs 3/2/1902

108973 C. B. GLAIZE L. (MRS.) B. Comb 6/30/1903

116846 Gabe SHARP Ellen Combs 9/1/1907

118994 Leo NICHOLS Myers Combs 10/14/1911

120950 E. J. GOFF Stella Lavota Combs 1/16/1913

122069 Clarence C. BENJAMAN Mildred May Combs 8/23/1913

122247 E. L. WILSON Verna McCombs 10/19/1913

125136 A. W. LINN Bereneice Combs 11/25/1915

127397 Erving JENNINGS Effie Combs 12/23/1916

135305 Thomas A. McCOMBS M. M. Comber 4/30/1920

140073 George CURETON Frances Combs 8/19/1922

140126 Homer C. CARR Mary Elizabeth Combs 9/3/1922

140955 Thomas L. DAVIS Grace Combs 12/18/1922

141235 L. H. FLEMISTER Mary Lee Comber 1/4/1923

141860 John BALDWIN Elta May Combs 4/28/1923

148387 Clarence ROGERS Lula Combs 2/9/1925

157528 W. S. HILL Bertie May Combs 9/18/1926

Extracted by Birdie (Totty) McNutt


21 Nov 1934 Hamilton Co, Tennessee Death Certificate of Ella Combs Orton

Certificate of Death Harrison, Dist. 4, Hamilton Co., TN
Ella ORTON White Married Fem. Husband: Van
Date of Birth: Dec 5
Age: 64
Trade: at home
Birthplace: TN
Father: Combs b TN
Mother: WRIGHT b TN
Informant: W T HINDMAN of Harrison
Burial: White Oak 21 Nov 1934
Undertaker: SMITH of Chattanooga
Filed: 23 Nov 1934
registrar: Mrs. C F WATTS
Date of Death: 19 Nov 1934
cause: Apoxlegy ? Hemorage 82A
signed: L. K. Hawk M.D. Harrison

(Roll: 11, Book: 1934, Page: 25225, TN State Library & Archives, transcribed by Combs Researcher Sharon Burnette)

30 Nov 1945 Hamilton Co, Tennessee Death Certificate of Nathan V. HORTON

Certificate of Death: Nathan V. ORTON 30 Mar 1945
Chattanooga, District 2, Hamilton co., TN
Silverdale Hospital White Widowed Male Age;78
D.O.B.: 29 Apr 1866 TN
wife: Lou Ella Combs ORTON (Dec)
Occupation: Switch Tender, Southern Railroad
Father: John ORTON b TN
Mother: Martha WARE b TN
informant: E. A. ORTON of 1809 Tinker St., Chatt., TN
Burial: 1 Apr 1945 Chattanooga Memorial
National Funeral Home C. B. NELLS (undertaker)
filed: 19 Apr 1945
residence: 1809 Tinker St. Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN (dist. 1)
Cause: Remility - Arteris - Selerosis

Transcriptions of Combs Researcher Sharon Burnette who adds that a photo of Ella Combs Orton indicates that she appears very much to be a Native American

Notes: Ella Combs Orton was the d/o William L. and Sarah WRIGHT Combs. See Also McMinn & James Cos TN for earlier records of this family


27 Feb 1946 Farmer, Mrs. Martha who resided at the Old Ladies Home, passed away at the Bork Memorial Hospital at an early hour Wednesday morning. She is survived by these nephews, A. E. Combs of Chattanooga, James and Lige Combs both of Ooltewah, Tenn; one niece, Mrs Nettie Fairbanks of Ooltewah, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at the Wann-Chapman Funeral Home this afternoon at 1 o'clock, with Rev. W.C Martin Officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The Chattanooga Times, Wednesday, February 27, 1946

RC Note: Martha Farmer, d/o Osburn & Delphia STANDFIELD Combs. Death Certificate states Martha Farmer is the daughter of Osburn and Delphia Combs of McMinn County Tenneesee. I know they were alot of questions as to which Martha Combs married JJ Farmer, now we know it was the daughter of Osburn Combs. Her death certificate list her birthday as 1 Oct 1851 and she died 27 Feb 1946. She was 94 years of age when she died. She was in a Old ladies Home when she died in Hamilton County Tenn. She was there in the home for 8 years. Also were it list her parents it shows both Osburn and Delphia were born in NC. It also gives Delphias middle name which is Ann. On Delphia's birthplace it had the county but no longer legiable to were she was born in NC but it did start with a S appearing to end with a Y so could it be Surry county NC? Her obit listed no children either just neices and nephews. Did she have no children? JJ FARMER acording to her death certificate is already deceased.

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