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Madison County was established in 1821 from Tennessee's Western District, and originally encompassed all of Southwestern Tennessee, except Shelby Co. [Memphis]. In 1823, Gibson was established from Carroll and Madison, Hardeman from Madison and Hardin; and Haywood and Tipton from Madison. In 1845/6, Crockett was established from Dyer, Lauderdale and Madison. In 1879, Chester was established from Hardeman, Henderson, Madison and McNairy.

1830 Madison Co, TN Census Index


25 Sep 1838 Early Madison Co Marriages Combs, Alfred & Reasons, May Ann Sept. 25, 1838

Submitted by Phyllis Combs

1840 Madison Co, TN Census Index

p. 86
Alfred COMB

Notes: Not identified. Possibly the Alfred Combs of Gibson Co, TN in 1850.

1850 Madison Co, TN Census

16th District

p. 695

820 BARNETT, Hugh 62 KY
Nancy 62 KY
Robert M. 19
COMBS, Martha 27
Mary L. 8
John N. 6
Susan H. 4

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

Note: Not found in Sistler, but listed in Census Index is Messiah M. Combs, 3rd District, Page 48; however, note also that the above Martha Combs is listed in Census Index as on p. 48, but in 16th District.

Notes: See the Revolutionary War Pension File of David McNEELY, h/o Rebecca DICKEY, and father of the above Nancy McNEELY Barnett, which includes mention of Augusta Co, VA; Madison Co, Kentucky; Madison Co, Alabama; and Madison County, Tennessee, and apparently included bible records, including the death of William A Combs on 30 Sep 1846, and John COOMBS [sic] on 15 May, 1847, the latter's age at death listed as abt 57 [b ca 1790]. Was the above Martha a widow of either William A. or John Combs? Her relationship to Hugh and Nancy McNEELY Barnett? See Also Barnett/Barrett-Combs-Wilbanks/Woolbanks of Sumner County, Tennessee.

Madison Co, TN Census

T 625 Roll 1754


Page 132 - 9-10 Jan 1920

Census taken on South Royal Street

251/289 Combs, Charles Head O M M W 43 M TN TN TN can't read occupation
Emma Wife F W 40 M TN TN TN
Carter, Neelse Mother F W 80 Wd TN TN TN
Carr, John Roomer M W 35 S TN Ire Ire Laborer RR

Submitted by Phyllis Combs

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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