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From: Tom Lincoln <>
Subject: Charity RHODES/Jeremiah COMBS;TN,USA>AR,USA;1810-1867
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 96 13:34:53 PDT

Interested in the antecedants of Charity RHODES (b. 1790 in
NC; d. 30 Aug 1860 -- buried in the Kingston Cemetery, Madison
Co. AR) who married in 1810 in Warren Co. TN. Jeremiah COMBS
(b. Jul 1788 in Russell Co. VA; d. 1 Feb 1867 in Kingston,
Madison Co. AR).

[Jeremiah, Mason Jr., Mason Sr., John, Archdale, John*, John
COMBS (b. 10 Mar 1567 of Devon; d. abt 1640 in London)
* the emigrant]

Claudia Wagoner, a descendant of Jeremiah and a professional
genealogist, believes that Charity was probably a Cherokee,
but she is said by other researchers to be the daughter of
Henry RHODES of Cherokee Co. NC. However, ROADS was also a
Creek name in Cherokee territory in the east, and these names
were taken from white families. R D Rhodes ()
suggests that the family is "thought to have emigrated from
Germany early to mid 1800 with surname spelling of 'Rhoades'.
They landed in the Carolinas, then removed to TN and later
settled in Arkansas." A native of NC, she moved with her
parents to Warren Co., TN, when a young girl.

Jeremiah bought land from his brother Simon on Rocky River,
Waren Co. TN in 1816 and sold land there in 1832. Simon,
Jeremiah, Patty, and Charity COMBS are among the 87 names to
be found on a 1832 roster of the "Old Rocky Meeting House
Baptist Church" which was located near the Rocky River on the
old Spencer Road from McMinville, at Goodbar, Warren Co TN.

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