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James County was established in 1870 from Hamilton & Bradley Cos, but in 1920 was merged fully back into Hamilton Co.


1900 James Co, TN Census

3rd civil district

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COMBS, Lillie daughter b 1880
MCLUNIHAN??? Will son 14
Rachel dau 12
Ethel dau 7
COMBS, James B. grandson

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Sharon Burnette)

HH#??? COMBS, Rufus R Head W M Feb 1831 69 M 42
Jonsie B Wife W F M 42 8 kids
John J son W M Aug 1873 26 S
Harry son W M Jun 1881 18 S
CASH, Elizabeth mother-in-law 76 Wd 5 kids
COMBS, James T son W M Sep 1864 35 M 10yrs
Mollie dau.inlaw Aug 1867 32 M 10yrs

(Combs Researcher Sharon Burnette who adds that the following Rufus Combs household is immediately below this one)

HH#?? COMBS, Rufus head b 1862 38 mar 6 yrs,
Eliza. L. 1875 24 4 kids
Mary J. dau b Jun 1890 10
Gertie dau b 1895 age 5
Maud B dau b Oct 1896 3
Sam M. son b Dec 1898 1
LOCK Martha J. sister b 1868 32 m5yrs. 3 1
Daria?? M niece Apr 1895 age 7

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Sharton Burnette)


1910 James Co. TN Census

63 DAVIS Mary E Wd & family

64 DAVIS Sarah J Wd & family

65 DAVIS Walter & Dallie & family with HAYNES (hired)

66 BETTIS Mack H & Lula & family

67 CASH Mardy Head M W 25 M1 6
Martha Wife F W 47 M2 6yrs 5kids 6 living
COMBS, Jensie m-in-law F W 74 Wd 11 born 7 living

68 CLIMER John W & family

69 DAVIS James T & Mollie & family

70 RAY James & Daisy (7 kids)

District 8

ORTON, Van head 45 mar21yrs rent house
Ella wife 39
Albert son 16 b Alabama
Mildred dau 11
Maud dau 7
Eugene son 5
Evelyn dau 2
SHANNON Myrtle dau 18 Mar born Alabama
William L. COMBS father-in-law 62 wd

(Transcribed by Combs Researcher Sharon Burnette)

COMBS, Jacob Head M W 37 M2 10 yrs
Mary M Wife F W 28 M1 10 yrs 4 kids
Bertha daughter F W 13 S
David A son M W 11 S
Hattie C daughter F W 8 S
Susie G daughter F W 5 S
Martha L daughter F W 4 S
Tincy [was Lincy?] L daughter F W 1 10/12 S
HINDMAN John T brother-in-law W M 9 S

(Combs Researcher Sharon Burnette)

SB Notes: Martha?? Lou "Ella" COMBS Orton was b 5 Dec 1879, d/o William L Combs & Sarah Ann WRIGHT. His siblings: John, Hugh, Jack, Betty, Austin Hode "Ode", Ike, Lee, Tom, Frank

Correction 1 Jan 2000 from Researcher Pat Smith: Lincy? was actually Tincy (hard to read microfilm), a fact also confirmed by one of Jacob Frank's granddaughters.


23 Feb 1917. Death Certificate, the State Board of Health, State of Tennessee: J. C. COMBS Born May 23, 1842, Died Feb. 23, 1917, age 76 yrs., 8 mos., 23 days. Place of death: Ooletwah [Doltewah], James Co. TN. Father's name: Osborne COMBS, Birthplace of father: NC. Maiden named of mother: Delphia STANFIELD, Birthplace of mother: NC. Cause of death; (pneumonia fever)? Witness: W. C. COMBS (Transcribed by Combs Researcher Robert Isaacs)

Notes: James C. Combs, was probably born in McMinn Co, Tennessee where his parents are found in census records as early as 1840. See Also Hamilton County, Tennessee for more records of this family. , as well as for earlier records

Correction: 1 Jan 2000 from Researcher Pat Smith: There is no Doltewah in James, but there is an Ooltewah.

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