Samuel B. Cobb

(1812-1900)

 

1.Samuel B. COBB was born on 11 March 1812 in South Carolina.He was the son of Wilson Cobb and Grace Greenwood Seaborn, both of whom died in Alabama.Wilson was the son of Henry Cobb and Rachel Reed Wilson, and a direct descendant of the elder Henry Cobb (born 1596) of Kent, England.He appeared on the census on 14 October 1870 in Grayson County, Texas.He died in 1900.

 

1870 Census, Grayson Co., TX, Sherman Precinct #5, Page 180, 14 Oct 1870

COBB, S.B.††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† 61†††††† ††††††SC

COBB, Missouri ††††††††††††††††† 40†††††††††††† AL

COBB, George S.†††† †††††††††††† 23†††††††††††† AL

COBB, Fleming†††††††††††††††††† 20†††††††††††† MS

Also listed separately: Melinda Cobb, 25, b. Arkansas & Eliza Cobb 3, born in Texas.

 

Some sources list Samuel B. Cobb's wife as Missouri Sanders.Others list her as Missaniah Thompson. Both list the same children, George Seaborn Cobb and Fleming Cobb.

 

Samuel B. COBB had the following children:

 

††††††††††† +2††††††††††††††††††††† i.††† William Fleming COBB (born about 1850).

††††††††††† +3†††††††††††††††††††† ii.††† George Seaborn COBB (born on 26 March 1848).

 

 

 

SECOND GENERATION

 

  1. William Fleming COBB was born about 1850 in Mississippi.He appeared on the census on 14 October 1870 in Grayson County, Texas.He died in February 1898 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).

 

1880 Census Grayson Co., TX

Cobb, W. F.†††††††††† 25††††††††††† Miss†††††† SC†††††††††† Ala

Ida M†††††††††††††††††††† 18††††††††††† Texas††††† Miss†††††† KY

Willie (Mollie?)††† 8/12

 

JUDGMENT (US Court, Indian Terr., Southern Dist. Ardmore): W.F. Cobb, et al. VS Choctaw Nation.

 

On this the I8th day of January, I898, came on to be heard the report of the Master in Chancery in the above styled cause , and after duly considering said report and the evidence in support thereof, the Court is of the opinion that said report ought to be confirmed.Wherefore, it is adjudged and decreed by the Court that the report of the Master in Chancery, John Hinkle, in the above styled cause be and the same is hereby confirmed and it is hereby ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the following named applicants be and they are hereby adjudged and decreed to be citizens of the Choctaw Nation and entitled to be enrolled upon the rolls of Choctaw citizenship, to-wit:

 

W.F. Cobb, Ida May Cobb, wife of W. F. Cobb, Grace M Cobb, Walter M.Cobb, Lillian B. Cobb, Sallie B. Cobb, Hugh T. Cobb, and Geo. A. Cobb; Geo. S. Cobb and M.F.A. Cobb, wife of Geo. S. Cobb, Simon S. Cobb, Ethel B. Cobb, Edna Cobb, Florence Clark Cobb/ wife of Simon S. Cobb, Claude Cobb and Nina Cobb, James Cobb Harrison, Jas. G. Harrison, Claud M. Harrison, Joe K. Harrison, Major∑P. Harrison, Edgar G. Harrison, and Thos J. Harrison, Minnie Kelley Harrison wife of Claud M. Harrison; Mrs. A. .J. Dowd, Henry Jordon Cobb.It is further adjudged and decreed by the Court that the above named applicants do have and recover of and from the Choctaw Nation all costs of this proceeding.

Hosea Townsend, Judge.

 

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In reference to Case #33, W. F. Cobb et al vs Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, Citizenship Court, June Term 1904; George Cobb, Samuel B. Gee and other descendants of Wilson Cobb filed claim for Indian citizenship and lands in Oklahoma, in distribution of tribal assets.Their claim was based on being descendants of one Samuel Cobb, a Choctaw Chief.There was a Samuel Cobb, supposedly a full blood Choctaw, who was removed from Mississippi to Oklahoma Territory and died in what is now McCurtain County prior to the Civil War.He had a son named William A. Cobb, born in Mississippi aboaut 1809, and died in what is now Bryan County, Oklahoma in 1874.He was a missionary preacher.William A. Cobb and his mixed blood wife, Sophia, had a son named Lewis W. Cobb, born 1848, died 1929. (From Chronicles of Okla. - TCS)This is probably the Samuel Cobb that Wilson Cobb's grandchildren claimed as their ancestor.However, in the testimony of various deponents, the Samuel Cobb under question, who was thought to have been the father of Wilson Cobb, was from Greenville District, South Carolina.

 

Dawes Commission Index, 1896

Tribe:Choctaw††††††††† Case Number:734

Surname†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† First Name†††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Middle Name

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† W†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ida††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May

COBB†††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Grace††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Walter††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lillian††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sallie†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hugh††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† T

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† George†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† George†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† S

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M F†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Simon††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† S

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ethel†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Edna

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Florence†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Clark

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Claude

COBB††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nina

Harrison†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jane††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cobb

Harrison†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jason††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Harrison†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Claud††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M

Harrison†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Joe†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† K

Harrison††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Major††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† P

Harrison†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Edgar††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Harrison†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Thomas†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† J

Harrison††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minnie†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kelley

Dowd††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J

Cobb††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jordan

 

1900 Indian Population Census

State:Indian Territory†† County:Chickasaw Nation

Township:Township 3 South Range 6 East

Supervisorís Dist. No. 73†††† Enumeration Dist. No. 12 Sheet # 17

Enumerated June 11, 1900

 

COBB

Ida††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Head†††††† Indian†††† F††††††††††††† Aug †††††† 1861††††††† 38††††††††††† Widow†† TX††††††††† MS††††††††† KY

Gracie†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dau ††††††† In††††††††† F††† ††††††††† Feb†††††††† 1880 †††††† 19††††††† ††††††††††††††††††† TX†† †††††† MS††††††† TX

Hugh †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Son ††††††† In††††††††† M††† ††††††† May††††††† 1887††††† 12††††††† ††††††††††††††††††† TX††††††† MS†† †††††† TX

Sallie†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dau ††††††† In††††††††† F††† ††††††††† Jan †††††††† 1892†††††† 07††††††† ††††††††††††††††††† TX††††††† MS†† †††††† TX

Georgia †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dau†† ††††† In††††††††† F††† ††††††††† Jan †††††††† 1896††††† 04††††††† ††††††††††††††††††† IT††††††††† MS††††††† TX

Townsend ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Son††† †††† In††††††††† M†† †††††††† Jun †††††††† 1898††††† 01††††††† ††††††††††††††††††† IT†† †††††††† MS†† †††††† TX

 

Special Inquiries Relating to Indians (Part of above census) lists all of above as Choctaw, Ida as 3/4 white and all the children as 7/8 white.None of this Cobb family is listed on the Dawes Final Rolls, so they apparently were removed sometime after 1900.Therefore, they may or may not have been Choctaw Indian.

 

He was married to Ida Marilla BELL on 24 December 1878 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.Ida Marilla BELL was born on 2 August 1861 in Grayson County, Texas.She died on 4 January 1962 in Iowa Park, Wichita County, Texas.She was buried on 6 January 1962 in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

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Iowa Park, TX newspaper article:

 

MRS. COBB TELLS OF EARLY DAYS IN INDIAN TERRITORY

 

Mrs. Ida Cobb, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Pautsky, celebrated her 98th birthday Sunday, August 2 (1959).Mrs. Cobb was born and reared near Sherman (Grayson County, TX).She received her education at Kidd Key College (a finishing school for young ladies) in Sherman.

 

She was married to Flem Cobb Dec. 24, 1878.They lived near Paris (Texas) a few years later moving to Oklahoma, which was Indian Territory at that time.Tishomingo was the capital of Indian Territory.Bill Murray was a close neighbor practicing law.He later became governor of the state.Her son Hugh attended Indian Academy.Her daughter Gracie went to school with Jim Bridges, who later was sheriff of Tishomingo County.The Cobbs settled a 320 acre farm three miles north of Tishomingo, located on Pennington about one mile down from Devil's Den, which had not been excavated at that time.

 

Mr. Cobb died in February 1898 leaving six children.Mrs. Cobb had a hard struggle but she kept the children together and was a wonderful mother.Mrs. Cobb was never too busy to visit and help the sick in the neighborhood.Everybody sent for her when there was a new baby to arrive.She sat up many, many nights with the sick.There were no hospitals and few doctors, no cars and no electricity.

 

She regards the washing machine as our greatest invention.She tells of going to the creek to wash, rubbing on a board and boiling in a big pot.Home- made lye soap was used for most every cleansing purpose.Mrs. Cobb tells of hauling water more than a mile on a sled, with a little mule named Kit.She also remembers her mother's telling her of the hardships during the Civil War, in which her father fought.

 

Sunday was a big day for Mrs. Cobb.The Church of Christ folks came and sang some hymns for her.She received many nice gifts and a big number of cards, for which she is grateful.Someone said "I'll see you on your 100th birthday.""I'll be here," was her quick reply.When folks comment on her age she beams back, "I've got a sister nearly 104.She lives in Ada, Okla".

 

Mrs. Cobb enjoyed a big dinner including apple cobbler and angel food cake prepared by her two daughters.Those attending were a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Oden of Aubrey;granddaughter Beverly Tumi (Toumi?) of Houston;grandson Noel Pautsky and family of Holliday; great-granddaughter Marilla Sue Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa;and grandson Weldon Pautsky of the home.

 

Mrs. Cobb was able to talk and hear long distance to her son Townsend of Overton.

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Ida Cobb's gravestone has these dates:August 2, 1860 - January 6, 1961.But her obituary in an Iowa Park newspaper dated January 11, 1962 lists her date of birth as August 2, 1861, age 100.William Fleming COBB and Ida Marilla BELL had the following children:

 

††††††††††† +4††††††††††††††††††††† i.††† Gracie COBB (born in 1880).

††††††††††††† 5†††††††††††††††††††† ii.††† Walter COBB was born about 1885.He died after 1898 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).Walter, third to oldest, was killed when a horse ran away with him and he was knocked from the saddle by a tree limb.He was listed in the judgment for Choctaw citizenship dated 1897/98.

††††††††††† +6††††††††††††††††††† iii.††† Hugh Terrance COBB (born on 10 May 1888).

††††††††††† +7††††††††††††††††††† iv.††† Sallie Bell COBB (born on 14 January 1893).

††††††††††††† 8†††††††††††††††††††† v.††† Georgia COBB was born on 2 January 1896 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).She died on 9 January 1992.She was buried in Dallas County, Texas.

††††††††††† +9††††††††††††††††††† vi.††† Townsend COBB Sr (born on 25 June 1898).

 

  1. George Seaborn COBB was born on 26 March 1848 in Alabama.He appeared on the census on 14 October 1870 in Grayson County, Texas.He died on 11 February 1930 in Caddo, Bryan County, Oklahoma.He was buried in Caddo (City) Cemetery, Bryan County, Oklahoma.

 

1880 Census, Grayson Co., TX, E.D. 5, Page 100, 10 Jun 1880:

COBB, George S.†††† †††††††††††† 32†† †††††††† Cattle Dealer†††††† AL†† †††††† SC†† ††††††† AL

COBB, Francis††††††††††††††††††† 29†† †††††††† Keeping House †† MS††††††† MS†† †††††† AL

COBB, Samuel†† †††††††††††††††††† 07†† †††††††† At Home††††††† †††††† TX†† †††††† AL†† †††††† MS

COBB, Edna††† ††††††††††††††††††††† 2-1/2††† †† At Home†††††† ††††††† TX†† †††††† AL††††††† MS

 

 

1900 Census, Indian Territory

Choctaw Nation, Twp 5, S Range 10 E

Henderson Ave, Vol 14, ED 183, Sheet 26, Line 21

 

George S. Cobb††††††††††††††††††† 46††††††††††† Head†††††† Indian†††† M††††††††††† Mar ††††††† 1854††††††† AL †††††††† (Father Choctaw; Mother White)†††††

Mary F.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 45††††††††††† wife†††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††† Jan †††††††† 1855††††††† MS †††††††† (8 children/3 living)

Simon S. Cobb††††††††††††††††††††† 27††††††††††† son†††††††††††††††††††††††† M††††††††††† Jan †††††††† 1873††††††† TX

Edna E. Hoge††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† dau†††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††† Apr ††††††† 1880††††††† TX

Charlie Hoge†††††††† ††††††††††† 1/12†††††††††††† g/dau††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† I.T.

Ethell E. Cobb†††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† dau†††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††† Aug †††††† 1888††††††† TX

Claud Cobb†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 06††††††††††† g/son††††††††††††††††††††† M††††††††††† Apr ††††††† 1894††††††† TX

Nina C. Cobb††††††††††††††††††††††† 04††††††††††† g/dau††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††† Jul ††††††††† 1896††††††† TX

George D. Cobb††††††††††††††††††† 01††††††††††† g/son††††††††††††††††††††† M††††††††††† Jul ††††††††† 1899††††††† I.T.

Buler B. Cobb†††††††††††††††††††††† 16††††††††††† d/law††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††† Oct †††††††† 1884††††††† AR

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1910 Oklahoma Census, E.D. 54, Family #41, indicated George COBB, 58; wife, Mary, 54; & daughter, Ethel, 20, living in Caddo, Bryan Co., OK.

 

He was married to Mary Frances SAUNDERS on 3 April 1872 in Grayson County, Texas.Mary Frances SAUNDERS was born on 29 January 1854 in Mississippi.She died on 23 May 1928 in Caddo, Bryan County, Oklahoma.She was buried in Caddo (City) Cemetery, Bryan County, Oklahoma.George Seaborn COBB and Mary Frances SAUNDERS had the following children:

 

††††††††††† 10††††††††††††††††††††† i.††† Simon Samuel COBB was born in January 1873 in Texas.He died in 1927 in Caddo, Bryan County, Oklahoma.Married (1) Unknown; married (2) Buler B. Unknown about 1899 in Bryan

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† County, Oklahoma.

††††††††††† 11†††††††††††††††††††† ii.††† Edna Earle COBB was born on 8 April 1880 in Texas.She died on 22 August 1952 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.Married (1) James Hogue before 1800; (2) John Clem Hogan Nov. 20, 1903,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Caddo, Bryan, OK.

††††††††††† 12††††††††††††††††††† iii.††† Ethel E. COBB was born in 1888 in Texas.Born Aug. 1888, married Joe Carraway.

††††††††††† 13††††††††††††††††††† iv.††† Annie COBB was born on 30 March 1884.She died on 1 May 1884 in Lamar County, Texas.She was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.

††††††††††† 14†††††††††††††††††††† v.††† Pearl COBB was born on 15 January 1882 in Lamar County, Texas.She died on 28 January 1882 in Lamar County, Texas.She was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.

††††††††††† 15††††††††††††††††††† vi.††† S. B. COBB was born in 1886.He died on 27 May 1886 in Lamar County, Texas.He was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.

 

 

 

THIRD GENERATION

 

4.Gracie COBB was born in 1880 in Texas.She died in 1907 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).

 

She was married to John Alvie PAUTSKY Sr on 2 August 1900.His name was spelled Pantsky in the marriage records.John Alvie PAUTSKY Sr was born on 24 June 1881 in Texas.He died on 8 February 1954 in Valley View, Wichita County, Texas.He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.Gracie COBB and John Alvie PAUTSKY Sr had the following children:

 

††††††††††† 16††††††††††††††††††††† i.††† Allen William PAUTSKY was born on 1 June 1901 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).He died on 24 September 1974 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie, Montague County, Texas.Allen's name might have originally been William Allen, but later changed it to Allen William.

††††††††††† 17†††††††††††††††††††† ii.††† J. A. PAUTSKY Jr was born on 17 March 1905 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).He died on 6 May 1907 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).

††††††††††† 18††††††††††††††††††† iii.††† Dollie Louise PAUTSKY was born on 26 August 1907 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).She died on 26 September 1907 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).

 

6.Hugh Terrance COBB was born on 10 May 1888 in Texas.He died on 27 July 1965.He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.Inscription on gravestone:PFC CO A 359 Infantry, World War I.

 

He was married to Georgia REESE about 1915.There were no children produced from this marriage.Georgia REESE was born on 30 April 1887 in North Carolina.She died on 5 May 1977 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

 

7.Sallie Bell COBB was born on 14 January 1893 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).She died on 2 November 1969 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.1900 Indian census gives her date of birth as January, 1892, age 7, place of birth Texas.

 

She was married to John Alvie PAUTSKY Sr on 17 February 1910 in Ravia, Johnston County, Oklahoma.John Alvie PAUTSKY Sr was born on 24 June 1881 in Texas.He died on 8 February 1954 in Valley View, Wichita County, Texas.He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.Sallie Bell COBB and John Alvie PAUTSKY Sr had the following children:

 

††††††††††† 19††††††††††††††††††††† i.††† Leona Pauline PAUTSKY was born on 2 April 1911.She died on 26 March 1912.

††††††††††† 20†††††††††††††††††††† ii.††† Helen Louise PAUTSKY was born on 23 March 1914 in Denison, Grayson County, Texas.She died on 26 February 1988 in Iowa Park, Wichita County, Texas.She was buried in Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, Wichita County, Texas.

††††††††††† 21††††††††††††††††††† iii.††† Norman Everett PAUTSKY was born on 28 January 1916 in Texas.He died on 5 October 1995 in Premont, Jim Wells County, Texas.He was buried in Premont (City) Cemetery, Jim Wells County, Texas.

††††††††††† 22††††††††††††††††††† iv.††† Flem Noel PAUTSKY was born on 26 December 1918 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He died on 26 May 1998 in Durango, La Plata County, Colorado.He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

††††††††††† 23†††††††††††††††††††† v.††† Dixon Johnsie PAUTSKY was born on 12 June 1926 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He died on 5 October 1932 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

††††††††††† 24††††††††††††††††††† vi.††† Jack PAUTSKY was born on 8 January 1928 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He died on 25 July 1928 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

††††††††††† 25†††††††††††††††††† vii.††† Clinton Wayne PAUTSKY was born on 25 May 1929 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He died on 5 October 1932 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

††††††††††† 26††††††††††††††††† viii.††† Loyd Neal PAUTSKY was born on 24 May 1931 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He died on 30 April 1949 in Missouri.He was buried in Decatur (City) Cemetery, Benton County, Arkansas.

††††††††††† 27††††††††††††††††††† ix.††† Weldon Ray PAUTSKY was born on 3 September 1933 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.He died on 15 October 1999 in Clearwater County, Idaho.He was buried in Nevells Chapel Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.

 

9.Townsend COBB Sr was born on 25 June 1898 in Indian Territory (now Johnston County, Oklahoma).He died on 10 March 1993 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

 

He was married to Lillian LUCAS.


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