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Weakley County, Tennessee, in northwestern TN on the Kentucky state line, was established in 1823 from Carroll and Henry Cos TN. In 1835, Weakley exchanged lands with Gibson and gained from Carroll.


1850 Weakley Co, TN Census

(1850 TN Census, Sistler & Assoc., Nashville TN)

30/692 HORNBEAK, Sarah 63 VA
Elliot 30 TN

Correction! The above is not Sarah COMBS Hornbeck, widow of Eli HORNBECK and d/o John and Sarah MABRY Combs (See Carlton Combs Letter). Eli and Sarah COMBS Hornbeck were earlier in Hickman County, Tennessee where Sarah d in 1831. Instead this was Sarah DEAN Hornbeak:

Extracted by Combs Researcher Shirley Hornbeck from p. 1002 of "Biographical Appendix from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Weakley Co., Clayton Library: "Elliott D. HORNBEAK is a son of James and Sarah (DEAN) Hornbeak, and was born in Hickman Co., TN in 1817... Our subject's father was born in Tennessee in 1782 and is of German descent. He was married when about twenty-two years of age. He was a farmer and the owner of 353 acres of land and died in 1849. The mother died in 1876 at the ripe old age of ninety-two years".

53/698 V. RACHELL, 47 KY
Mary " 31 NC
William 17
Margaret 15
Silas 11
Mary 9
George 5
Caroline 4
Albert 3
Volentine 79

Notes: Included herein due to the Valentine & Martha Ann Combs Rachels marriage in 1844 in Posey Co IN (not same Valentine - seeking migratory patterns).

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