Thomas Church Cobb

(1813-aft 1880)

1. Thomas Church COBB was born on March 11, 1813 in North Carolina. He was the son of Archibald Cobb and Rebecca James, and grandson of Clisby Cobb of Catawba County, North Carolina. He was listed on the Tax Rolls in 1838 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was already married and maintaining his own household at that time. He appeared on the census in 1840 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He immigrated in 1850 to Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Fannin County, Texas. (On this enumeration there was one additional unidentified person in the household; one J.C. Smith, age 25, born in Tennessee.) Thomas appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. On this report he stated that he was born in North Carolina, while both his parents were born in New Jersey. The family of son James E. Cobb was also enumerated in this household at that time. He died after June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. He was buried in Cobb-Vannoy Cemetery, Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas. His headstone is inscribed that he moved to Texas from Campbell County, Tennessee in 1850. Dodd City is located east of Bonham on the Lamar County line. He was a Teamster.

 

He was married to Ann Louise WHEELER (daughter of Thomas WHEELER and Elizabeth Holton ELLIOTT) about 1837 in Tennessee. This based on the birth date of the first known child of this marriage. Ann Louise WHEELER was born on December 25, 1821 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She appeared on the census in 1840 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. On this enumeration she declared she was born in Tennessee, and both her parents in Virginia. She died after June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. She was buried in Cobb-Vannoy Cemetery, Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas. Thomas Church COBB and Ann Louise WHEELER had the following children:

 

+2 i. Thomas Wheeler COBB (born in 1838).

3 ii. Samuel A. COBB was born about 1842 in Tennessee. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Fannin County, Texas. As he does not appear again on any subsequent records, it is assumed he died unmarried and without issue. Although of prime military age, there is no record of his having served in any capacity during the War Between the States.

+4 iii. James E. COBB (born on November 2, 1844).

5 iv. John O. COBB was born on August 27, 1845 in Tennessee. He died on November 14, 1852 in Fannin County, Texas. He was buried in Cobb-Vannoy Cemetery, Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas.

6 v. Eliza Ann L. COBB was born on May 15, 1849 in Tennessee. Her headstone reads Eliza M.F.C.A. Cobb. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Fannin County, Texas. She died on November 9, 1873 in Fannin County, Texas. She apparently died unmarried and without issue. She was buried in English (Old Pioneer) Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.

7 vi. Morgan COBB was born in 1849 in Knox County, Tennessee. Morgan does not appear on the 1850 or any subsequent census. It is assumed this individual died as a child, and therefore did not appear with the family on any census.

+8 vii. Joseph Benton COBB Sr. (born in March 1850).

9 viii. Hattie COBB was born about 1851 in Fannin County, Texas. She died on August 21, 1864 in Fannin County, Texas. She was buried in Cobb-Vannoy Cemetery, Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas. For an unexplained reason she did not appear with her family on the 1860 census.

 

SECOND GENERATION

 

2. Thomas Wheeler COBB was born in 1838 in Tennessee. He appeared on the census in 1840 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Fannin County, Texas. At that time he was still unmarried and living with his parents. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. He died between 1878 and 1880. This based on the fact that his last child was born in 1879, and his wife was listed as the head of the household on the 1880 census of Fannin County. During the War Between the States he served in Company G, 22d Texas (ake 1st Indian-Texas) Cavalry Regiment. This regiment was composed of volunteers from both Texas and the Indian Territory. The name does not imply that the assigned personnel were native American. He was married to Sarah F. "Sallie" LNU (COBB) about 1865 in Texas. (This based on the birth date of the first child of this marriage.) Sarah F. "Sallie" LNU (COBB) was born about 1845 in Tennessee. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census on June 3, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. She was listed as the widowed head of household. Thomas Wheeler COBB and Sarah F. "Sallie" LNU (COBB) had the following children:

 

+10 i. John C. COBB (born in February 1867).

11 ii. Louena (Lorena) COBB was born about 1868 in Texas. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census on June 3, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

12 iii. Ann E. "Bettie" COBB was born in 1870 in Texas. She was listed on the census taken that year as being two months old. She appeared on the census on June 3, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

+13 iv. Bob M. COBB (born in September 1872).

14 v. Fannie E. COBB was born about 1875 in Texas (Fannin County probably). She appeared on the census on June 3, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

15 vi. Margaret COBB was born about 1879 in Texas (Fannin County probably). She appeared on the census on June 3, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

 

4. James E. COBB was born on November 2, 1844 in Knox County, Tennessee. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. At that time his family was living in the household of his parents. He appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. On this enumeration, he claimed he was born in Alabama. By 1880, he was the only child of Thomas and Ann Cobb still living in Fannin County. Indeed, of the eight children born to Thomas Cobb and Ann Louise Wheeler, by 1880 only James and brother Joseph were still living. James and his family was living in his parents household. He resided in 1914 in Childress County, Texas. He died on January 19, 1928 in Childress County, Texas. He was buried in Olympus Cemetery, Childress County, Texas. During the War Between the States, he served in Company F, 11th Texas Cavalry Regiment. He was married to Mary J. LNU (COBB) about 1865 in Texas. This based on the birth information for the first known child of this marriage. Mary J. LNU (COBB) was born about 1848 in Tennessee. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. James E. COBB and Mary J. LNU (COBB) had the following children:

 

16 i. Samuel E. COBB was born between 1866 and 1868 in Texas. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

17 ii. Wheeler COBB was born on July 12, 1868 in Texas. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. He died on September 18, 1872 in Fannin County, Texas. He was buried in Shilo Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas. This cemetery is located east of Bonham, and southwest of Dodd City.

+18 iii. FNU COBB (born after 1868).

19 iv. Beulah COBB was born about 1871 in Texas. Beulah may have been the unidentified daughter of James and Mary Cobb that married J.B. Mitchell. She appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

20 v. Tom COBB was born about 1873 in Texas. He appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

21 vi. Will COBB was born about 1877 in Texas. He appeared on the census on June 22, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

 

8. Joseph Benton COBB Sr. was born in March 1850 in Tennessee. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. At that time he was the oldest unmarried male living with his parents. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Denton County, Texas. On this enumeration he declared that he and both his parents were born in Tennessee. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. He died after 1900 in Grayson County, Texas (probably). In his later years, he was a Confederate pensioner from the State of Texas, as a resident of Grayson County. He was married to Elizabeth "Lizzie" HARDIN on November 8, 1872 in Red River County, Texas. This based on the birth date of the first known child of this marriage. Elizabeth "Lizzie" HARDIN was born on June 23, 1855 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Denton County, Texas. On this enumeration she declared that she was born in Texas, her father in Tennessee, and her mother in Indiana. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. She died on October 25, 1930 in Dallas County, Texas. After the death of her husband, she received a Texas Confederate Widow's pension, as a resident of Grayson County. Joseph Benton COBB Sr. and Elizabeth "Lizzie" HARDIN had the following children:

 

+22 i. Thomas Samuel COBB (born in December 1873).

23 ii. Joseph Benton COBB Jr. was born in August 1877 in Texas. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Denton County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. At that time he was the oldest child remaining in his parent's household.

24 iii. Effie COBB was born about 1879 in Texas. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Denton County, Texas. She was not listed with her parents in 1900, therefore it is assumed she had either died or married.

+25 iv. Martha Ola "Mattie" COBB (born in December 1880).

+26 v. George Elliot COBB (born in October 1882).

+27 vi. James Hardin COBB (born in July 1888).

28 vii. William Gipson "Willie" COBB was born on July 6, 1891. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. He died in December 1965 in Oklahoma.

29 viii. Robert Lee COBB was born in October 1892. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas.

+30 ix. Earl Witt COBB (born on November 4, 1895).

31 x. Fred Hess "Freddie" COBB was born on July 18, 1897. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. He died in November 1979 in Dallas County, Texas.

 

THIRD GENERATION

 

10. John C. COBB was born in February 1867 in Texas. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census on June 3, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas. He was married to Marthie LNU (COBB) about 1892 in Fannin County, Texas (probably). This based on the birth date of the first known child of this marriage. Marthie LNU (COBB) was born in July 1873 in Tennessee. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas. John C. COBB and Marthie LNU (COBB) had the following children:

 

32 i. Fred COBB was born in February 1893 in Fannin County, Texas (probably). He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.

33 ii. Clara COBB was born in November 1894 in Fannin County, Texas (probably). She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.

34 iii. Georgia COBB was born in May 1897 in Fannin County, Texas (probably). She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.

+35 iv. Wheeler Thomas COBB (born on November 5, 1899).

 

13. Bob M. COBB was born in September 1872 in Texas (Fannin County probably). He appeared on the census on June 3, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas. At that time he was living at Dodd City. He was married to Ella J. LNU (COBB) about 1897 in Fannin County, Texas (probably). This based on the birth date of the first known child of this marriage. Ella J. LNU (COBB) was born in June 1872 in Arkansas. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas. Bob M. COBB and Ella J. LNU (COBB) had the following children:

 

36 i. Robbie A. COBB was born in June 1898 in Texas (Fannin County probably). She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas. She died between 1900 and 1910 in Fannin County, Texas. This based on the fact she was not listed with her parents in 1900.

37 ii. Cora F. COBB was born in 1901 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas.

38 iii. Bettie A. COBB was born in 1903 in Fannin County, Texas. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas.

 

18. FNU COBB was born after 1868. This is possibly actually daughter Beulah. She resided in 1914 in Childress County, Texas. She was married to J.B. MITCHELL.

 

22. Thomas Samuel COBB was born in December 1873 in Texas. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Denton County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. He died in Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma. He was married to Lillian L. SMITH on November 11, 1895 in Cooke County, Texas. Lillian L. SMITH was born on September 26, 1877 in Coryell County, Texas. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. She died on March 30, 1963 in Hot Springs, Hot Springs County, Arkansas. Thomas Samuel COBB and Lillian L. SMITH had the following children:

 

+39 i. Randall Smith COBB (born on July 8, 1897).

 

25. Martha Ola "Mattie" COBB was born in December 1880. Being born in December, she was not enumerated on the census of 1880. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. She was married to FNU CATO after 1900. Martha Ola "Mattie" COBB and FNU CATO had the following children:

 

40 i. Mildred CATO.

 

26. George Elliot COBB was born in October 1882 in Texas. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. He immigrated about 1910 to Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon. He died in 1930 in Oregon. He was married to Mary Louise COFFEY (daughter of Victor Hugo COFFEY and Anna Mary LNU (COFFEY)) in 1912 in Clatsop County, Oregon. Mary Louise COFFEY was born in April 1888 in Oregon. She died in 1926 in Seaside, Oregon. George Elliot COBB and Mary Louise COFFEY had the following children:

 

+41 i. Georgiana Louise COBB (born on November 13, 1914).

42 ii. Mary Elizabeth COBB.

43 iii. Margaret COBB.

44 iv. Joseph Benton COBB II. This individual died young and without issue.

 

27. James Hardin COBB was born in July 1888. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. James Hardin COBB had the following children:

 

45 i. Joe Frank COBB.

46 ii. Loretta COBB.

47 iii. Sue COBB.

 

30. Earl Witt COBB was born on November 4, 1895. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. He was listed with a birth year of 1894. He died on August 7, 1933 in Grayson County, Texas. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dennison, Grayson County, Texas. He was married to Erna KOHL in 1921. Erna KOHL was born on March 24, 1895. She died on December 3, 1997 in Grayson County, Texas. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dennison, Grayson County, Texas.

 

FOURTH GENERATION

 

35. Wheeler Thomas COBB was born on November 5, 1899 in Fannin County, Texas (probably). He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas. He died on December 13, 1969. He was buried in Dodd (City) Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas. He was married to Maud Nadine SMITH. Maud Nadine SMITH was born on October 12, 1905. She was buried in Dodd (City) Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas. Wheeler Thomas COBB and Maud Nadine SMITH had the following children:

 

48 i. Jack Aubrey COBB was born on July 28, 1927 in Fannin County, Texas. He resided in February 2002 in Quinlan, Hunt County, Texas.

49 ii. John COBB.

 

39. Randall Smith COBB was born on July 8, 1897 in Cooke County, Texas. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Cooke County, Texas. He died on May 13, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. He was married to Mary Elizabeth BURKE (daughter of ) on June 9, 1920 in Cooke County, Texas. Mary Elizabeth BURKE was born on April 22, 1899 in Taylor, Williamson County, Texas. She died on November 29, 1972 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. She was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Randall Smith COBB and Mary Elizabeth BURKE had the following children:

 

+50 i. FNU COBB.

 

41. Georgiana Louise COBB was born on November 13, 1914 in Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon. She died on September 1, 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. She was married to Clarence Darrow MOSES (son of Joel Able MOSES and Margaret Edna QUILLIN) in August 1935. Clarence Darrow MOSES was born on December 21, 1908 in Haskel County, Texas. He died on March 24, 1966 in Bloominton, California. Georgiana Louise COBB and Clarence Darrow MOSES had the following children:

 

51 i. Margaret Mary Lucille MOSES.

52 ii. Virginia Faye MOSES.

53 iii. Clarence Elliot MOSES.

54 iv. Gana Marie MOSES.

55 v. Joel Lester MOSES was born on May 10, 1944 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. He died in 1950 in San Bernardino, California.

 

FIFTH GENERATION

50. FNU COBB. She was married to Will HARRIS III. FNU COBB and Will HARRIS III had the following children:

56 i. Steve HARRIS.

57 ii. Linda HARRIS.

58 iii. Randy HARRIS.


Index:

         The Descendants of Archibald Cobb (Thomas' father)

         The Descendants of Clisby Cobb (Thomas' grandfather)

         The Descendants of Sylvester Cobb (Thomas' brother)

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