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Shelby County, County Seat, Memphis, lies in the Southwestern corner of Tennessee on the Mississippi River and the Mississippi state line. This county was established in 1819 from the Western District. In 1824, Fayette Co was established from Shelby and Hardeman.


Feb 1850 Shelby County, TN. Died: COMBS, Martha, age: 18, M [sic], born: TN, cause of death: consumption (Extracted by Researcher Jean JLWLRob from "TN Mortality Schedules" by Sistler, and from 1850-1880 Mortality Schedules, CD, by COMBS Researcher Pat Orton, which lists Martha as female).

Mar 1850 Shelby County, TN. Died: COMBS, Infant, age: 6/12 months; M, born TN; cause of death: fits (Extracted by Researcher Jean JLWLRob from "TN Mortality Schedules" by Sistler)

Jul 1850 Shelby County, TN. Died: COMBS, Mary, age: 1 year. Born: TN. Cause of death: inflammation brain (Extracted by Researcher Jean JLWLRob from "TN Mortality Schedules" by Sistler, and by Combs Researcher Pat Orton from 1850-1880 Mortality Schedules, CD, which lists Mary, female, with death in Sullivan Co, TN, not Shelby.

Notes: None of the above Combs have been identified and no Combs have been located in the 1850 census by surname; however, see also next.


1850 Shelby Co, TN Census Index

9th Civil District

P. 64
F. A. HOOKER

Notes: According to Combs Researcher Helen McKnight, Sally Ann PAYNE (d/o Dennis and Nancy COMBS Payne, and gd/o Cuthbert & Sally EVANS Combs, Sr., m Frederick A. HOOKER in 1837 in Christian Co, Kentucky, and had removed to Shelby County, Tennessee by 1840: "Sally Ann PAYNE, b. 1815-17? d. after 1870 census Shelby Co, TN, m. 30 Nov 1837, Christian Co, Kentucky to Frederick A. HOOKER (d. btw. 1860-1870 census Shelby County, Tennessee) (Paynes of VA p. 315. Christian Co Ky MB A-R 1818-50, p. 168, lic. 28 Nov1837, m. 30 Nov 1837 by Geo. P. GIDDIN, M. G. The marriage also in Gary's CHRISTIAN CO KY MARRIAGES 1797-1850 p. 103) 1840 Shelby Co, Tennessee Census p. 34, 9th Dist, Fisherville, Fredk HOOKER; 1850 Census Shelby Co, Tennessee, 9th dist, #1215, F. A. & Sarah HOOKER & ch;1860 Census Shelby Co, Tennessee p. 262 Fisherville p. 262 # 1693-1727: F. A. 45VA & S. A. HOOKER 45KY1870 census Shelby Co, Tennessee p. 36 #271 S. A. aged 54 (See Dennis & Nancy COMBS Payne by Helen McKnight)


The 1860-1880 Census has not yet been checked for Combs.


1861-1862. Memphis TN. Harry COMBS enlisted in the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment in Memphis [Shelby Co], Tennessee in 1861, deserting in 1862. (Combs Researcher Keith Marshall who believes it possible that Harry was an Englishman. See Also Index to Confederate Combs of the Civil War)


1920 Shelby Co,TN Census

T625 Roll 1763

Memphis Wd 1

Page 31 - Jan 4, 1920

101 168 Combs, H. L. Boarder M W 25 S KY KY KY Mechanic Lineman

Memphis Wd 11

Page 216 - Jan 13, 1920

36 37 Johnson, Anon Head R M Mu 45 M MS MS MS Concrete Worker 196
Francis Wife F Mu 40 M MS MS MS
Combs, Alfred Step-son M Mu 21 M MS MS MS Concrete Worker Public Work
Eula Dau in law F Mu 22 M MS MS MS Nurse Private Family
Griffin, Ellen Lodger F Mu 23 MS MS MS Servant Private Family

Memphis Wd 13

Page 56 - Jan 15, 1920

233 289 Combs, O A Lodger 33 S ARK ARK MO Conductor Railroad

Memphis Wd 33

Page 199 - Jan 10, 1920

266 Combs, Holder Head O F M W 64 M IL UN TN Farmer AO

267 Combs, Darcie Wife O F F W 59 M MS IL Ireland
Lessie Dau F W 34 Wd TN IL MS Traveler, Milling Co.
Willard G Son M W 13 S TN MS MS
Carie L G Dau F W 7 S TN MS MS

Dist. 7

January 27, 1920

255 254 Combs, William Head R M W 30 M ARK KY KY Watchman Oil Mill
Grace Wife F W 27 M ARK KY KY
Opal Dau F W 7 S TN ARK ARK
Gray, Myrtle Boarder F W 23 S TN TN TN Mangler Steam Laundry

Submitted by Phyllis Combs


Extracted from Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee Death Records by Combs Researcher Pat Orton who adds: F female M Male B black W white

SurnameFirstDateAgeSexRaceRecord #
COMBSHOLDER10//31/19043MW4378
COMBSROSA LEE3/26/190729FW10913
COMBSC H3/2/190950MW16298
COMBESSBETTIE5/3/191328FB28306
COMBSLESLIE5/25/191631MB1208
COMBSGLADYS LOUISE5/31/19221½ Mos.FW1359
COMBSJAMES BAKER7/23/192923MW2436
COMBSHOLDER LESLIE2/2/193074MW592
COMBSANNIE4/1/193233FB631
COMBSJAMES W10/10/193265MW812
COMBSOTHO ALBERT1/6/193651MW66
COMBESBABY1/18/1939SBFW42
COMBSADA VICTORIA8/14/193971FW2524

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