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In 1792, Jefferson and Knox Cos TN were each established from Greene and Hawkins. In 1795, Blount was established from Knox, and in 1796, the same year that Tennessee was granted statehood, Grainger Co was established from Hawkins and Knox. In 1798, the first treaty of Jellico resulted in westward expansion toward middle Tennessee by the eastern counties of Grainger and Knox. In 1801, Anderson and Roane were created from Knox. In 1850, (new) Union Co was established from Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger and Knox.


18 Aug - 26 Sep 1794 Knox County Militia. Major James ORE'S Regiment, Captain William HENDERSON'S Company. "Pay Roll of a Company of Mounted Infantry Commanded by Captain William HENDERSON of the Knox Regiment of Militia of the United States Commanded by Major James ORE for the period Aug 18 to Sept 26, 1794."

22 COMBS, Philip
23 COMBS, George

(American Militia in the Frontier Wars, 1790-1796, Murtie June Clark, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1990)

Notes: The above appears to be sons of John and Sarah MABRY Combs of Jefferson County, Tennessee, although George would have been only 14 years of age at the time (See Also Carlton COMBS Letter). Phillip and George married, respectively, Rebecca and Agnes ORE, and are found next in the records of Grainger County (established from Hawkins and Knox in 1796).


01 Apr 1795 "William REED on April 1, 1795, sold 400 acres of land on the North side of the Clinch river to James COMB and John COMB." (Tennessee Cousins, Knox Co, TN Chapter, p. 214

Notes: Not identified and land record not yet obtained; however, see also next, plus note that land on the North side of the Clinch would not have remained in Knox County, Tennessee, but become part of Anderson Co, Tennessee (or even further west, depending on actual location). A copy of this deed is very much needed!


25 Nov 1797 Knox Co, TN. Born: Nancy COMBS, m John FLEMMING in 1812 in Warren Co, TN (See Also the John & Nancy COMBS Fleming Bible Record).


07 Feb 1822 Knox Co, Tennessee Marriages. Harriett COMBS and John SMITH by Lewis LUTTRELL. Bondsman Wm. G. HOWELL (Researcher ARBratcher)

Notes: Not identified; however, see 1824 below.


09 Apr 1822 The Knoxville Register. Richard COMBS - letter remaining Knoxville P.O.
(Extracted by Researcher Sherry Osburn from Sistler's TN Newspaper Abstracts, The Knoxville Register 1821-1822, Vol. 6, No. 297)

Notes: The term "letter remaining" indicates that mail was being held at the Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee post office. The above Richard COMBS has not been identified and no other record of him in TN has been located as yet. It was not uncommon for those "on the road" to pick up their mail at pre-designated locations and/or "potential" locations. It is not known if he ever actually resided in TN.


21 Sept 1824 Knox Co, Tennessee Marriages. Nancy COMBS & David D. COPELAND by William B. CARNS, JP. Bondsman John LINDSEY (Researcher ARBratcher)

Notes: Not identified; however, see David COPELAND of Maury County, Tennessee on same 1830 census page as one John SMITH (See 1822 above) and a Francis MABERRY (See Carlton COMBS re Combs-Mabry Family and Maury County, Tennessee, although these Combs marriages not included by him)


28 Feb 1833 Knox Co, Tennessee Marriages. Aaron COMER m: Levina BELL, by Mordecai YARNELL. Bondsman Francis G. BROWN (Researcher ARBratcher)


3 Apr 1834 Martha COMER m: Edmund G. BELL, by Tandy MUNDAY, JP (Researcher ARBratcher)


1839 Knox Co, TN. Born: W. T. NEAL, s/o John A. and Harriet (COMB) Neal, who were also born in Tennessee, and were farmers by occupation. They became residents of Madison County, Ark., in 1853, but the father's death occurred in Washington County, in 1883. (Goodspeeds' History of Northwest Arkansas, Benton County, 1884)

Note: Not found in 1850 on TN Census (surface scan only) and not on 1850 Madison Co, AR Census. See also Combs-Neal of Jefferson Co, TN


22 Jul 1896 Knox Co, Tennessee Marriages. Cora COOMBS m: John A. McNEALY, #368 by E.L. TITSWORTH, MG. bondsman E. L. TITSWORTH (bond shows McNEELY) (Researcher ARBratcher)

30 Jun 1897 Knox County, Tennessee Marriages. James M MCNEELY to Florence MCCROSKEY, #310 by E L TITSWORTH MG. Bondsman E L Titsworth (Researcher ARBratcher)


14 Sep 1936 Knoxville News-Sentinel

J. E. COMBS

J. E. Combs, 52. general foreman for Rowe Transfer Co. for the last 15 years, died at his home, 101 Silver Place, at 1 a. m. yesterday. A heart attack was believed responsible for his death.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Miss Bonita Combs; two sons, Herbert C, and J. D. Combs, all of Knoxville; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. SMITH of Bluff City and Mrs. Carl McNALLY of Los Angeles, Calif., and one brother, Elbert Combs of Bluff City.

Funeral services will be at Rose chapel at 2:30 p. m. today, the Rev. J. L. Dance and The Rev, W. H. Ford officiating, Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

Pallbearers: P. H. Brooks, T. R. Watson, Oat Webb, A. E. Maples, Ross Materson and H. B. Hicks.

Notes: This is John E. Combs son of John & Rebecca GLOVER Combs

Submitted by Frank Combs (great-grandson)


16 May 2006 Knoxville News Sentinel

Herbert C. Combs, Jr.

COMBS, HERBERT C., JR. - age 80 of South Knoxville, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2006. Herbert was the son of the late Herbert Combs, Sr. and Lois SHERROD Combs. He was a veteran of World War II serving as an airplane engine and electrical mechanic in the United States Army Air Force. Herbert retired from Firestone and later VIC Industrial. Member of Lake Forest Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: wife of 57 years, _(Living)_; son and daughter-in-law, _(Living)_; grandchildren, _(Living)_ and husband, _(Living)_ and wife, _(Living)_, all of Maryland; sister, Edith Sims [see next] and husband, _(Living)_ of Knoxville; aunt, _(Living)_ and husband, _(Living)_ of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, _(Living)_ and _(Living)_ of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, with funeral service to follow at 7 pm, Rev. Jean Richardson officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday for 11 am interment service. Memorials may be made to: the Knoxville Salvation Army, P.O. Box 669, Knoxville, Tennessee 37901 or Lake Forest Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 714 Lake Forest Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920.

Note: Edited to protect the living

Submitted by Frank Combs (son)


16 Feb 2007 Berry's Funeral Home Obituary, Knoxville, TN

Edith Emily Combs Sims

SIMS, Edith Emily Combs - age 79, of South Knoxville, passed away Friday, February 16, 2007 at Ft. Sanders Hospital. Member and former deacon of Graystone Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Young High School Class of 1945. Edith was a former volunteer at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and East Tennessee Children's Hospital Auxiliary. She was an avid UT sports fan and loved to travel. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert Combs and Lois SHERROD Combs and brother, Herbert C. Combs, Jr.

Survivors (edited to protect the living)

Survivors include husband of 59 years, _(Living)_; daughter, _(Living)_ of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, _(Living)_ and _(Living)_ of Pensacola Beach, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, _(Living)_ and _(Living)_ of Knoxville; grandchildren, _(Living)_ and husband, _(Living)_ of Knoxville, _(Living)_ and husband, _(Living)_ of Birmingham, Alabama, _(Living)_ of Gulf Breeze, Florida, _(Living)_ of Birmingham, Alabama; great-grandchildren, (3)_(Living)_; sister-in-law, _(Living)_ Combs; special friend and caregiver, _(Living)_.

Note: Edith is the Granddaugher of John E. Combs and Myrtle GLOVER of Sullivan Co, TN (moved to Knoxville very early 1900's). John E(verett?) Combs was born in 1881 and the son of John Combs (HH#959 Thomas Coombs<sic> in 1850 Sullivan Co, TN) and Rebecca GLOVER (relationship to Myrtle GLOVER unknown?) of Sullivan Co, TN.

Submitted by Frank Combs

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