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Cameron County was established in 1848 from Nueces County. Descendant Counties include Hidalgo (1852) and Kenedy (1921). The county seat is Brownsville.


1860 Cameron Co, TX Census

transcribed by S. C. Hefner

Brownsville

p. 283

453-396 J. E. ELDRIDGE 26 Doctor of Medicine VA
C. B. COMBS 27 Doctor of Medicine KY


1880 Cameron Co, TX Census

transcribed by S. C. Hefner

Brownsville

p. 409

1221/1254 COMBE, Charles W M 42 Physician KY KY KY
Kate W F 30 wife LA LA LA
Frederick W M 13 son attended school w/in year Mexico KY LA
Frank W M 10 son attended school w/in year Mexico KY LA
Chas W M 11 attended school w/in year Mexico KY LA
Joseph W M 8 attended school w/in year Mexico KY LA
Emil W M 7 attended school w/in year TX KY LA


circa 1904 Combes, Texas was founded after the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway built a line through the site of Charles B. COMBE's ranch. (Although some argue that the town was named after Brownsville surgeon Joe COMBE.) A post office was established in 1911; it closed in 1920 but reopened in 1926. By 1915 the population of the community numbered 100. The population had grown to 2,042 by 1990. It is located on U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 107 in the northwestern section of the county bordering Harlingen.

The New Handbook of Texas, Volume II. Ron Tyler, Editor-in-Chief. Austin: Texas State Historical Society. 1996. pp. 247-248


1920 Cameron Co, TX Census

Federal Census Soundex, extracted and transcribed by Birdie Totty McNutt

V26, ED38

S20, L56 COMBS, John D. w 30 Tennessee
Ethel wife 22 Tennessee
Winnie dau 6 Texas
Ray son 3 10/12 Tennessee
Louie son 1 10/12 Texas

V26, ED37

S10, L36 COMBS, T. L. w 22 Texas
Nellie wife 20 Texas
Harnek? 17 Texas


Texas Death Records: 1964-1998

19 Sep 1994 James Henry COMBS died.


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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