Stephen Cobb

(1841-1911)

 

1.  Stephen COBB was born on April 27, 1841 in Tennessee (Polk County probably).  He was the son of John Cobb, grandson of Robert Cobb, and great grandson of Clisby Cobb of Catawba County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the census on August 29, 1850 in Polk County, Tennessee.  He appeared on the census in 1860 in Polk County, Tennessee.  He appeared on the census in 1870 in Franklin County, Arkansas.  He immigrated between 1871 and 1873 to Fannin County, Texas from Arkansas.  He appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  On this report, he stated he and both his parents were born in Tennessee.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  He died on April 30, 1911 in Fannin County, Texas.  He was buried in English (Old Pioneer) Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.  During the War Between the States, he served in Company E, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment.  During his service he was wounded in the right leg and left hip.  Complications from these wounds eventually contributed to his death, per doctor affidavit.

 

He was married to Louinia "Viny" JOHNSTON (daughter of Joab JOHNSTON and Polly LNU (JOHNSTON)) about 1868 in Arkansas.  This based on the birth date of the first child of this marriage.   

 

Louinia "Viny" JOHNSTON was born on December 29, 1845 in Marion County, Tennessee.  There is a discrepancy in determining her actual date of birth.  Her cemetery headstone gives the date 29 Dec 1840.  The date 1845 is stated on the 1850 census of Marion County, Tennessee; the 1900 census of Fannin County, Texas; and her application for a Texas Confederate Widow's Pension.  She appeared on the census on August 29, 1850 in Marion County, Tennessee.  She appeared on the census in 1870 in Franklin County, Arkansas.  At that time, she and husband Stephen were still yet newly married and only one child was present in the household.  She appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  By that time there were five children in the family.  On this report, she declared that she and both her parents were born in Tennessee.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  This report also states she was born Dec 1845 in Tennessee.  She died on December 7, 1938 in Myra, Cooke County, Texas.   At the time of her death, she was living with her daughter Sarah Jane Tucker.  She was buried in English (Old Pioneer) Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. 

 

[NOTE: Her family name was actually JOHNSTON.  It was shortened to JOHNSON sometime after 1850.]  Stephen COBB and Louinia "Viny" JOHNSTON had the following children:

 

        +2                i.   William Robert COBB (born on May 4, 1869).

        +3                ii.   Sarah Jane COBB (born on March 29, 1871).

          4               iii.   Maggie COBB was born on May 29, 1873 in Texas.  She appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  She is not found on any subsequent census report with this family, therefore it is assumed she had either died or married prior to 1900.

          5               iv.   Mary Alice COBB was born on October 15, 1875 in Texas.  She appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  She is not found on any subsequent census report with this family, therefore it is assumed she either died or had married prior to 1900.

        +6               v.   John Franklin COBB (born on December 18, 1877).

        +7               vi.   Elisha Lafayette COBB (born on February 20, 1880).

        +8              vii.   Wheeler W. COBB (born on February 28, 1882).

          9             viii.   James Cleveland COBB was born on August 25, 1883 in Texas.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.

        10               ix.   Ollie Johnson COBB was born on June 18, 1887.  She died on June 22, 1891 in Fannin County, Texas.  She was buried in Porter's Chapel Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas.

 

SECOND GENERATION

 

2.  William Robert COBB was born on May 4, 1869 in Arkansas (Franklin County probably).  He appeared on the census in 1870 in Franklin County, Arkansas.  He appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  He was married to Laura A. BARNETT on September 8, 1887 in Fannin County, Texas.  This event was recorded in Marriage Book F, pp 89, Fannin County, Texas.  Laura A. BARNETT was born in March 1868 in Tennessee.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  William Robert COBB and Laura A. BARNETT had the following children:

 

        11                i.   Lola V. COBB was born in November 1888 in Texas (Fannin County probably).  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.

        12                ii.   Laura L. COBB was born in June 1891 in Texas (Fannin County probably).  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.

        13               iii.   Lossie COBB was born in August 1893 in Texas (Fannin County probably).  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.

        14               iv.   Collie Winslow COBB was born on February 11, 1895 in Texas (Fannin County probably).  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  He died on March 29, 1983 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.

        15               v.   "Infant" COBB was born in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  This male child was listed as having been born in March, was less than one month old, and was as yet unnamed.

 

3.  Sarah Jane COBB was born on March 29, 1871 in Arkansas.  She appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  She died on August 23, 1945 in Cooke County, Texas.  She was buried in Reed Cemetery, Cooke County, Texas.  She was first married to a Mr. CHESSER before 1893.  FNU CHESSER died before 1893.  Sarah Jane COBB and FNU CHESSER had the following children:

 

        16                i.   Claude CHESSER was born before 1893 in Texas.

 

She was then married to Henry Thomas TUCKER (son of Woodford TUCKER and Rachel HORTON) on August 17, 1893 in Hunt County, Texas.  This was the second marriage for both.  They each had children by their previous spouses. 

 

The marriage of Sarah Jane Cobb to Henry Thomas Tucker represents a "cross-connection" between two separate Fannin County Cobb families.  Henry Thomas Tucker's first marriage was to America V. Walker, by whom he had four children, including James Anderson Tucker. James married Eleanor Cobb, daughter of Monroe Cobb and Martha Olive Trew, and granddaughter of Carter William Cobb and Elizabeth Reynolds. Carter was the son of David Cobbs and Freeda Presha Mayfield. Click HERE to go to the report on the family of David Cobbs. You must use the 'Back' feature of your browser to return here.

 

Henry Thomas TUCKER was born on January 23, 1857 in Mississippi.  He died on November 8, 1936 in Cooke County, Texas.  He was buried in Reed Cemetery, Cooke County, Texas.  He was Methodist.  Sarah Jane COBB and Henry Thomas TUCKER had the following children:

 

      +17                i.   Stephen Anson TUCKER (born on June 12, 1894).

        18                ii.   Jessie Rowbert TUCKER was born in 1897.  She died in 1899.

      +19               iii.   Minnie Lee TUCKER (born on March 10, 1900).

      +20               iv.   Carl Henry "Bud" TUCKER (born on July 8, 1903).

        21               v.   John Loyd TUCKER was born about 1905.

      +22               vi.   Ruby Mae TUCKER (born on June 26, 1908).

        23              vii.   Reuben Rae TUCKER was born in 1908.  This child died at less than one year of age.  He was a twin with sister Ruby.

        24             viii.   Alice Vina TUCKER was born in 1911.

 

6.  John Franklin COBB was born on December 18, 1877 in Texas.  He appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  At that time, he and his wife were living with her parents.  He died on June 16, 1961 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  He was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California.  He was married to Myrtle Pearl ELLIS (daughter of John H. ELLIS and Josephine KYLE) on September 10, 1899 in Fannin County, Texas.  There were seven children produced from this marriage, but only two are known.  Myrtle Pearl ELLIS was born on October 24, 1877 in Milam County, Texas.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  John Franklin COBB and Myrtle Pearl ELLIS had the following children:

 

      +25                i.   Loyd Parish COBB (born on October 21, 1912).

      +26                ii.   Jessie Lee COBB (born on December 8, 1900).

 

7.  Elisha Lafayette COBB was born on February 20, 1880 in Texas.  He appeared on the census on June 4, 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  He died in 1933 in Fannin County, Texas.  He was buried in Brown Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas.  This cemetery is located north of Bonham.  He was married to Sarah LNU (COBB) about 1900 in Fannin County, Texas (probably).  This based on their ages and the fact there were as yet no children listed in their household on the 1900 census.  There were apparently no children produced from this marriage.  Sarah LNU (COBB) was born in February 1881 in Georgia.  She appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  She died in 1945 in Fannin County, Texas.  She was buried in Brown Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas.

 

8.  Wheeler W. COBB was born on February 28, 1882.  He appeared on the census in 1900 in Fannin County, Texas.  At that time he was the oldest child still living with his parents.  He appeared on the census in 1910 in Wichita County, Texas.  He appeared on the census in 1920 in Wichita County, Texas.  He was married to Annie LNU (COBB) after 1900.  Annie LNU (COBB) was born about 1884 in Alabama.  She appeared on the census in 1910 in Wichita County, Texas.

 

THIRD GENERATION

 

17.  Stephen Anson TUCKER was born on June 12, 1894 in Fannin County, Texas.  He died in April 1978 in Kleberg County, Texas.  He was married to Laura BOLEY (daughter of ) about 1921.  Laura BOLEY was born on December 15, 1897 in Grayson County, Texas.  She died in January 1973 in Kleberg County, Texas.  Stephen Anson TUCKER and Laura BOLEY had the following children:

 

      +27                i.   Lena TUCKER (born on September 20, 1921).

 

19.  Minnie Lee TUCKER was born on March 10, 1900.  She died in June 1974 in Cooke County, Texas.  She was married to FNU TUGGLE.

 

20.  Carl Henry "Bud" TUCKER was born on July 8, 1903.  He died on August 14, 1997 in Cooke County, Texas.  He was married to Audry Lee EPPS.  Audry Lee EPPS was born on May 31, 1906.  She died on August 6, 1993 in Lamb County, Texas.

 

22.  Ruby Mae TUCKER was born on June 26, 1908.  She was a twin with brother Reuben.  She died on December 10, 2000 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  She was married to FNU COCKRILL.

 

25.  Loyd Parish COBB was born on October 21, 1912 in Oklahoma.  He died on June 24, 1961 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  He was married to Margaret Goldie BARBER (daughter of Ralph Darwin BARBER and FNU MCGEE) in 1936 in Tijuana, Mexico.  Margaret Goldie BARBER was born on January 13, 1918 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  She died on January 15, 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  She was buried in Roosevelt Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California.

 

26.  Jessie Lee COBB was born on December 8, 1900 in Oklahoma.  She was married to Reynolds MAXWELL.

 

FOURTH GENERATION

 

27.  Lena TUCKER was born on September 20, 1921 in Cooke County, Texas.  She died on November 29, 2000 in Harris County, Texas.  She was married to Jack Commodore CHALK (son of ).  Jack Commodore CHALK died on May 2, 1990 in Caddo County, Oklahoma.


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