Charles Robert Cobb

 

1.  Charles Robert "Uncle Bob" COBB Sr was born on September 8, 1842 in McMinn County, Tennessee.  The 1900 census of Fannin County lists him with a birth date of Feb 1846.  He was the son of George Cobb and Susan Amos, grandson of Robert Cobb, and great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Young of Catawba County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the census in 1850 in Dade County, Georgia.  He immigrated in 1879 to Texas, from Georgia (Dade County probably).  He probably accompanied his brother Lafayette Cobb during the move to Texas.  Their brother William Hamilton Cobb had immigrated to Fannin County in 1851.  He appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  Also listed in his household at that time was one Henry Wheeler, age 53, born Alabama (parents born in Virginia).  He was apparently a kinsman of Cobb's wife Jane Wheeler, but the relationship is as yet unknown.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  He appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas.  He died on August 13, 1927 in Fannin County, Texas.  He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.  Honey Grove is situated east of Bonham near the Lamar County line. 

 

During the War Between the States, he originally enlisted in Company H, 21st Georgia Infantry Regiment.  He and brother Lafayette enlisted on 02 Jul 1861 in Dade County, Georgia, where their family had been living for almost ten years.  He was later transferred to Company D, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment.  In his later years, he received a Texas Confederate Pension for his military service.

 

An interesting side-note here: Prior to the War Between the States, he was identified as Robert Charles Cobb.  Only after the war did he become Charles Robert.  While possibly meaningless, this researcher has encountered an interesting phenomenon before, where former Confederates would find some way to express their dissatisfaction with the outcome of the war.  One example is to find a “good old Rebel” buried facing southward, rather than to the East as is customary with southern Christian burials.  I cannot help but wonder if this is the explanation for the “switch-around” in Charles’ name.

 

He was first married to Jane WHEELER (daughter of Nancy A. LNU (WHEELER)) in 1868 in Georgia (probably).  Jane WHEELER was born about 1846 in Alabama.  She appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  She died about 1882 in Fannin County, Texas (probably).  This based on the fact that the first child of her husband's second marriage was born in 1883.  Charles Robert "Uncle Bob" COBB Sr and Jane WHEELER had the following children:

 

        +2                i.   George M. COBB (born in February 1869).

          3                ii.   Mary COBB was born about 1871 in Tennessee.  She appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

          4               iii.   Martha COBB was born about 1874 in Georgia.  She appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

        +5               iv.   John Gordon COBB (born about 1876).

          6               v.   Ida COBB was born about 1878 in Georgia.  She appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.

          7               vi.   James COBB. 

          8              vii.   Pearl COBB. 

 

He was then married to Amanda Lena YATES (daughter of Elizabeth LNU (YATES)) on August 31, 1882 in Fannin County, Texas.  This event was recorded in Marriage Book D, pp 439, Fannin County, Texas.  She had been married previously to a Mr. Morris, but he apparently died young and there were no children produced from that union.  Amanda Lena YATES was born on June 22, 1857 in Hunt or Lamar (later Delta) County, Texas.  She appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  She appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas.  She died on October 18, 1933 in Fannin County, Texas.  She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.  In her later years, she received a Texas Confederate Widow's Pension for the military service of her husband Charles Robert Cobb.  Charles Robert "Uncle Bob" COBB Sr and Amanda Lena YATES had the following children:

 

        +9                i.   Laura Jane COBB (born in September 1883).

      +10                ii.   Bess COBB (born in January 1885).

        11               iii.   Maggie COBB was born in December 1886 in Fannin County, Texas.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  She was not listed in her parent's home in 1910, therefore it is assumed she had either married or died since 1900.

        12               iv.   Ely COBB was born in January 1889 in Texas (Fannin County probably).  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  As she was not listed with her parents in 1910, it is assumed she had either married or died since 1900.

      +13               v.   Charles Robert COBB Jr (born on April 12, 1891).

      +14               vi.   Alice Isye "Sarah" COBB (born on September 15, 1893).

      +15              vii.   Ruby I. COBB (born on February 6, 1896).

        16             viii.   Willie COBB was born on August 1, 1907 in Fannin County, Texas.  She appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas.  She died on June 6, 1983 in Fannin County, Texas.  She never married and died without issue.  She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.  She was a School Teacher.  A graduate of Texas Women's University in Denton, she taught at several schools in the Lamar-Fannin county area during a forty-year career and retired in 1968.  She was Methodist.  She resided 1740 W. Austin Street in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. 


                                 [NOTE: Her obituary listed several survivors.  They were nieces Mrs. J.E. Mengers of Arlington (Texas), Mrs. Helen Allen of Bonham, and Mrs. Ernest Hoeldtke of Bonham; and nephew Mr. Jim Greenwood of New Orleans, Louisiana.  At this time there is insufficient information on the families of her siblings to be able to assign these people to the correct parents.]

 

        17               ix.   Ann Elizabeth COBB.  [NOTE: It is speculative that this child was actually Ely Cobb.]

 

SECOND GENERATION

 

2.  George M. COBB was born in February 1869 in Georgia.  He appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  This enumeration gave his birthplace as Tennessee.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  At that time, his grandmother Nancy A. Wheeler was living in his household.  He resided in Ector, Fannin County, Texas.  He was married to Nellie LNU (COBB) between 1890 and 1900 in Fannin County, Texas (probably).  Nellie LNU (COBB) was born in August 1873 in Georgia.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.


5.  John Gordon COBB was born about 1876 in Georgia.  He appeared on the census on June 10, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  At that time he was the oldest child in his father's household, and the only one remaining that was born to his father's first wife Jane Wheeler.  He resided in Windom, Fannin County, Texas.  He was married to Mattie MCCLURE (MCELVEE) on December 26, 1906 in Fannin County, Texas.  This event was recorded in Marriage Book Q, pp 358, Fannin County, Texas.  Her name was given as McClure on the license, but as McElvee on the minister's return.


9.  Laura Jane COBB was born in September 1883 in Texas (Fannin County probably).  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  At that time she was still unmarried and living with her parents.  She died on August 24, 1964 in Fannin County, Texas.  She was married to B.C. FEWELL between 1900 and 1910.  B.C. FEWELL died before August 1964.  This based on the fact that wife Laura was listed as a widow at the time of her death in 1964.


10.  Bess COBB was born in January 1885 in Texas (Fannin County probably).  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  She appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas.  At that time she was still unmarried and living with her parents.  She died on August 14, 1966 in Fannin County, Texas.  She was married to F.W. WARE after 1910.  F.W. WARE died before August 1966.  This based on the fact wife Bess was listed as a widow at the time of her death.


13.  Charles Robert COBB Jr was born on April 12, 1891 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.  He died on February 24, 1949 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.  He resided from 1927 until his death in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.  He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.  He was married to Bess NORTON (daughter of William NORTON and Nan STEELE) on November 10, 1919.  There were apparently no children produced from this union.  Bess NORTON was born on July 4, 1898.  She died on January 16, 1964 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.  She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.


14.  Alice Isye "Sarah" COBB was born on September 15, 1893.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  She died on June 21, 1917 in Fannin County, Texas.  She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.  She was married to V.M. LUTTRELL on February 3, 1909 in Fannin County, Texas.  This event was recorded in Marriage Book R, pp 184, Fannin County, Texas.

[NOTE: This individual requires additional research.  Fannin County marriage records show she married in 1909.  However, she was listed as unmarried with her parents on the 1910 census.]


15.  Ruby I. COBB was born on February 6, 1896.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  She appeared on the census in 1910 in Fannin County, Texas.  She died on June 4, 1978 in Mitchell County, Texas.  She was married to Roy COX after 1910.  This couple made their home in Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas.


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