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Lincoln Co, Tennessee was established in 1809 from the southern portion of Bedford County, Tennessee, and lies on the now-AL border. Descendant Counties include Marshall Co, created from Bedford, Lincoln and Maury in 1836; and Moore, created from Bedford & Franklin in 1871.

1793 "Lincoln County is bounded on the north by the counties of Marshall, Bedford, and Moore; on the east by Moore and Franklin; on the south by the State of Alabama; and on the west by Giles County. It lies almost wholly within the central basin of Middle Tennessee….As early as 1784 land explorers passed through this section, and some surveys were made and grants issued prior to 1790. North Carolina grants for land in the county were issued to John HODGE, Robert WALKER and Jesse COMB in 1793. There are also land grants recorded in the office of Lincoln County Register, bearing date of 1794, to the following persons: William SMITH, Elizabeth W. LEWIS, Ezekiel NORRIS, William EDMONSON, Alexander GREER, Thomas PERRY, Thomas EDMONSON, Matthew BUCHANAN, Matthew McCLURE, Andrew GREER and John STEELE.

(Extracted by Combs Researcher Nancy Tyrrell Theodore from a reprint of "Lincoln County - History of Tennessee" byGoodspeed Publishing Co. 1886 p. 767-784)

Notes: See Combs-Edmondson Connections in Surry NC and Russell VA) Also note that in 1793 this land would have been Indian Land until 1803 when it became part of Rutherford County, Tennessee, then in 1807, Bedford TN (See also Combs of Frontier Tennessee, Combs of Davidson County, Tennessee; and Combs-Greer of GA, then Mississippi)

1820 Lincoln Co, TN Census Index

No COMBS (possibly not extant? Not researched)

1830 Lincoln Co, TN Census

(1830 Census, Middle TN, Byron Sistler & Associates, Nashville, TN)

p. 200
L28 Jesse COMBS 0011001-2110001

Notes: No "strikingly familiar" surnames are near. This entry is precended by an Ila DOSSET [a.k.a. Dorset?], and followed by a Jonathan GOLD. L05 of p. 201 is an eldery John DAVIDSON, 000000001-000010001 (See Russell Co, Virginia and Warren County, Tennessee re Combs-Davidson-Stacy-Tate connections.) Since this Jesse COMBS is only 40-50 years old, he is too young to have been same Jesse COMBS as the 1793 record.

1840 Lincoln Co, TN Census


1850 US Census, Lincoln Co, TN

p. 178

HH#786 PHILLIPS, Jessee A. 33 TN
COMBS, Trenton 7

(1850 Census - Tennessee, transcribed and indexed by Byron & Barbara Sistler, Evanston, IL, 1974, Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., Nashville, TN, 1991 reprint)

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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