The Cobbs of Lincoln County, North Carolina

(And the surrounding area)

 

PART THREE

 

Chapter Seven – 1910

 

Contents (In Chronological Order)

1910 Census – Lincoln County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Catawba County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Burke County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Caldwell County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Alexander County, North Carolina

1910 Census – McDowell County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Gaston County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Cleveland County, North Carolina

1910 Census – Rutherford County, North Carolina

1910 Census – York County, South Carolina

1910 Census – Cherokee County, South Carolina

1910 Census – Spartanburg County, South Carolina

 

LINCOLN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

29 April 1910 – 3rd Ward – Lincolnton

May W. Cobb

 

Age

37

Born

NC

Widow

Parents

NC/NC

Margaret

 

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

Catherine

 

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

Mary

 

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

Beverly (male)

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

This was the family of Beverly C. Cobb Sr, son of Joseph Cameron Cobb and Margaret Eliza Butts, grandson of William Halsey Cobb and Jane Connely, and great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.  He was born in 1848, was an attorney by profession, and had died in Lincoln County since the previous enumeration in 1900.

 

This is the last record of this family in North Carolina.  By 1920, May had moved with her children to Portsmouth, Virginia.  By 1920, daughter Catherine had already married Charles Pickett, and they were living in May’s household.  In 1924, daughter Mary married Holt W. Buth.  They were still living in Portsmouth as late as 1930, with a child Mary who was born in 1926. 

 

Daughter Margaret and son Beverly Jr apparently never married and died without issue.  She became a petroleum geologist and he an attorney.  In 1920 they were both still living with their mother, but by 1930 they were sharing a residence in New York City.  Margaret was born 17 September 1892, and died in May 1974.  Beverly Jr was born 28 April 1901, and died in August 1970.  Both died in Portsmouth, Virginia.

 

 

02 May 1910 – North Brook Precinct

George L. Hoyle

 

Age

33

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Minnie

 

 

35

 

NC

 

 

 

Robert D.

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

Guy L.

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

Margaret C. Cobb

 

 

74

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Minnie was the daughter of Easton Robert Cobb and Margaret Catherine Dellinger, the granddaughter of John Cobb and Sarah Bumgarner, the great granddaughter of Benjamin M. Cobb and Violetta Morris, and the great-great granddaughter of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.

 

George Hoyle died before 1920.  Minnie and sons Robert and Guy were still sharing a household in Lincoln County as late as 1930.  Margaret Dellinger Cobb reportedly died in Lincoln County on 22 October 1922. 

 

16 April 1910 – Catawba Springs Township

Alexander J. Cobb

 

Age

25

Born

NC

Md 09

Parents

NC/NC

Leckie

 

 

28

 

NC

 

 

 

Auston

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

Floyd

 

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

Harold

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

Lander

 

 

06M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

John Alexander Cobb was the son of Calvin McKelvin Cobb and Martha Caroline Sigmon, the grandson of John Cobb and Sarah Bumgarner, the great grandson of Benjamin M. Cobb and Violetta Morris, and the great-great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.

 

John A. married Leckie Eva Lowe in Lincoln County on 27 January 1901.  They had five children ... the four shown above and Paul, born in 1914.  There were no other changes in this family before the next census in 1920.

 

19 April 1910 – Catawba Springs Township

Calvin M. Cobb

 

Age

68

Born

NC

Md 42

Parents

NC

Martha

 

 

65

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Calvin McKelvin Cobb was the son of John Cobb and Sarah Bumgarner, the grandson of Benjamin M. Cobb and Violetta Morris, and the great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.

 

Calvin was born 15 December 1842 in Catawba County.  During the War Between the States he served in Company K, 46th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.  About 1867, he married Martha Caroline Sigmon who was born 06 March 1847 in Catawba County.

 

Calvin and Martha had five children ... Patrick Vann in 1868 ... Epsy Louvina “Lou” in 1870 ... Alora Violetta “Lora” in 1875 ... John Alexander “Jacob” in 1881 ... and Eva Lee in 1886. 

 

Calvin died 14 June 1920, and was buried at New Hope Methodist Church in Lincoln County.  Martha died 03 April 1930, and is presumed buried next to her husband.

 

25 April 1910 – Catawba Springs Township

Patrick V. Cobb

 

Age

42

Born

NC

Md 14

Parents

NC/NC

Serah R.

 

 

35

 

NC

 

 

 

Grover A.

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Cordia E.

 

 

14

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Vann Cobb was the son of Calvin McKelvin Cobb and Martha Caroline Sigmon, above.  He was born 28 March 1868, and died 27 July 1935.  He married Sarah R. Fish in Catawba County on 18 January 1891, and moved to Lincoln County where he remained until his death.  Sarah was born 19 January 1872, and died 03 December 1947.  They are both buried at New Hope Methodist Church in Lincoln County.

 

Patrick and Sarah had only the two children shown above, Grover and Cordia.  Grover was born 24 February 1894, and died 22 November 1954.  He married Girthia Nantz and had at least four children.  Cordia married Roy Jones in Lincoln County on 17 November 1914.  They remained in Lincoln until after 1930, when they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.  Cordia died there 07 September 1949.  She and Roy apparently had only one child, son Earl born in 1916.

 

CATAWBA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

03 May 1910 - Jacobs Fork Township

Junius W. Cobb

 

Age

31

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Grace W.

 

 

25

 

NC

 

 

 

Robert H.

 

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

Mary P.

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

Ira B.

 

 

03

 

NC

 

 

 

Sophia P.

 

 

68

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Junius William Cobb was the son of William Rufus Cobb and Sophia Abernathy, the grandson of Robert Cobb and Elenor Phillips, the great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County.  Junius was born 24 June 1879, and died 07 November 1966.  He married Willie Grace Hilton on 08 December 1901 in Catawba County.  She was born 24 June 1882, and died 20 February 1948.  They are both buried at Wesley’s Chapel Methodist Church in Catawba County.

 

On this enumeration Junius’ widowed mother Sophia Abernathy Cobb is shown in his household.  His father William had died in 1902.  Sophia died in 1926, and was buried beside her husband at Wesley’s Chapel Methodist Church in Catawba County.

 

Junius and Grace had eight children; the three shown above plus Roby L. 1911 ... Bernice E. 1916 ... Annie Pearl 1918 ... Leona G 1922 ... and Bessie 1902, who for some unexplained reason was not enumerated on a census in her parent’s household until 1930.  This is possibly explained by the badly deteriorated condition of the census and the difficulty in reading it.

 

Since the previous census in 1900, William Rufus Cobb has died and his widow Sophia has moved in with their son Junius.  By the next enumeration in 1920, the only children remaining in Junius’ household will be his three youngest. 

 

04 May 1910 - Newton Township

George Cobb

 

Age

20

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Amy L.

 

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

George Cobb is not identified.  He was not enumerated by that name on the 1900 census, making it impossible to identify his parents.  His was still living in the Newton Township in 1920.  He and wife Amy were listed here as having been married less than one year.

 

 

BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

28 April 1910 - Morganton Township - Morganton

Edgar W.S. Cobb

 

Age

32

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Lizzie A.

 

 

31

 

NC

 

 

 

Jacob C.

 

 

02M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Edgar Whitson Scherer Cobb was the son of Jacob D. Cobb and Catherine Summers, the grandson of Johannes Cobb and Rosa Wagoner, and the great grandson of Henerich Kopp and Esther May of Guilford County, North Carolina.

 

Edgar was born 25 September 1877, and died 18 January 1952.  He married Lizzie Adelia Shore on 13 May 1909, probably in Burke County.  She was born 31 January 1879.  They had four children; Jacob Ernest 1910 ... twins Ruth Elizabeth and Eloise Adelia 1913 ... and Emma Katherine 1915.

 

This was the only appearance of this family in the region being studied.  By 1920 they had moved to Polk County, North Carolina.  In 1930, they were living in Swain County, North Carolina.

28 April 1910 - Morganton Township – Morganton

Hall R. Bridges

 

Age

36

Born

MS

Md 16

 

Parents

NC/NC

Mittie F.

 

 

30

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Loretta

 

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Errol

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Hortense

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Gettie

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Norman

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next door

Matilda Cobb          Age    71      Born   NC                       Parents              NC

 

Mittie F. Bridgers was the daughter of Robert Alexander Cobb and Matilda Maxine Falls, and the granddaughter of James S. Cobb and Frances Hilton / Helton.  She married Hall R. Bridgers about 1894, probably in Burke County.  They were still living in Burke as late as 1930.  On this enumeration, her widowed mother Matilda was maintaining her own household next door.

 

Hall and Mittie had eight children; the five shown above plus Henry 1911 ... Macon 1914 ... and Olivia in 1918.

 

28 April 1910 - Morganton Township – Morganton

Theodore G. Cobb

 

Age

42

Born

NC

Md 22

Parents

NC/NC

Ella M.

 

 

43

 

NC

 

 

 

Beatrice

 

 

21

 

NC

 

 

 

Pauline

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

 

Donnie (f)

 

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

Annie

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Lucille

 

 

13

 

NC

 

 

 

Robbie (f)

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

William Theodore Gettys Cobb was the son of Robert Alexander Cobb and Matilda Maxine Falls, and the grandson of James S. Cobb and Frances Hilton / Helton.  He was born 09 May 1867, and died 05 July 1916.  He married Martha Ella Kincaid on 14 December 1887 in Burke County.  She was born 10 June 1866, and died 26 January 1939.  He spent a long career as a newspaper publisher in Morganton.  Theodore and Ella had six children, all shown above, and all daughters.

 

03 May 1910 - Morganton Township – Morganton

Charley C. Cobb

 

Age

47

Born

NC

Md 17

Parents

NC/NC

Donna S.

 

 

43

 

NC

 

 

 

Elerbe B.

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Alta L.

 

 

13

 

NC

 

 

 

John P.

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

Warren A.

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Chester Cobb was the son of Robert Alexander Cobb and Matilda Maxine Falls, and the grandson of James S. Cobb and Frances Hilton / Helton.  He was born in January 1863.  He married Donna S. Bristol in Burke County on 16 November 1892.  They had five children; the four shown above plus Harold Gibson Cobb in 1913. 

 

Shortly after this enumeration, Charles and Donna moved their family to Texas.  In 1920, they were living in Collin County, north of Dallas.  Donna was apparently deceased by 1930, but Charles was still living in Collin as late as 1930. 

 

15 April 1910 - Morganton Township - Morganton - State Hospital

 

Elizabeth Cobb         Age    50      Born   NC     Patient

 

William T. Cobb       Age    58      Born   NC     Patient

 

These individuals are not identified.

 

27 April 1910 - Morganton Township - Morganton - State Hospital

 

John F. Cobb           Age    75      Born   NC     Patient

 

John Cobb is not identified.

 

 

17 April 1910 - Icard Township – Hildebran

Obe H. Cobb

 

Age

35

Born

NC

Md 08

Parents

NC/NC

Bessie J.

 

 

34

 

NC

 

 

 

Annie M.

 

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

Hazel E.

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

Frank L. (f)

 

 

05

 

NC

 

 

 

Benjamin H.

 

 

03

 

NC

 

 

 

Rufus J.

      

 

11M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Obediah Harrison Cobb was the son of Rufus Franklin Cobb and Frances Cathey, the grandson of Henry Cobb and Nancy Hilton / Helton, the great grandson of Robert Cobb and Elenor Phillips, the great-great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

Obediah was born 11 January 1874, and died 14 February 1914.  He married Bessie Iona Starr in Burke County on 17 December 1902.  She was born 09 March 1876, and died 23 December 1931.  They are both buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Hickory, in Catawba County.

 

Obe and Bessie had seven children; the five shown above plus Cathy Louise 1912, and Robert Bradford 1914.   All except daughter Frankie Louella were still living with their widowed mother in 1920.  Frankie married Vernon Edgar Herman on 25 October 1919 in Catawba County.

 

CALDWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

21 April 1910 - Lenoir Township

Avery M. Cobb

 

Age

45

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Anna G.

 

 

38

 

NC

 

 

 

Eva M.

 

 

22

 

NC

 

 

 

Ed

 

 

20

 

NC

 

 

 

Florence

 

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

Bessie

 

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

Gladys

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

Joe

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

Grady

 

 

03

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Avery McDuffy Cobb was the son of William Rufus Cobb and Sophia P. Abernathy, the grandson of Robert Cobb and Elenor Phillips, the great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

Avery was married twice.  His first wife was Ada Kale, who he married on 27 March 1887.  She died (probably from childbirth complications) very shortly before the June 1900 census of Catawba County.  At that time the five oldest children shown above and a newborn female were all living in the household of Avery’s parents.  The infant was born in February 1900, making it possible to estimate the death date of her mother.  It is noted that the child also did not survive, as there is no further record of her.

 

Avery is shown here with his second wife Anna G. Kindall who he married on 29 September 1901.  They had seven children; the two youngest shown above plus twins Jessie (female) and James D 1911 ... Mary 1918 ... Hattie 1921 ... and Cecil 1928.   

 

By 1920, Avery had moved his family to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where they were still living as late as 1930.

 

27 April 1910 - Lenoir Township – Lenoir

Henry Cobb

 

Age

29

Born

NC

Md 12

Parents

NC/NC

Lucy

 

 

26

 

NC

 

 

 

Hall

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Cobb was the son of William Rufus Cobb and Sophia P. Abernathy, the grandson of Robert Cobb and Elenor Phillips, the great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

Henry was born about 1871, and was deceased by 1920.  He married Lucy Clay on 24 May 1891, probably in either Catawba or Caldwell County.  They had only one known child, son Hall born about 1902, who was still living with his mother in Caldwell County as late as 1920.

 

15 April 1910 - Little River Township

Calvin Cobb

 

Age

61

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Rebecca S.

 

 

56

 

NC

 

 

 

Joe C.

 

 

32

 

NC

 

 

 

John A/H

 

 

30

 

NC

 

 

 

Callie M.

 

 

27

 

NC

 

 

 

Thomas S.

 

 

23

 

NC

 

 

 

Cordie C. (female)

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Calvin Cobb was the son of Clisby G. Cobb and Elizabeth West, the grandson of William Halsey Cobb and Jane Connely, and the great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.  He was born in March 1849, probably in Caldwell County and lived there all his life.  He married Rebecca “Last Name Unknown” about 1876, and by her had five children, all shown above.

 

 

15 April 1910 - Little River Township

Avery Cobb

 

Age

64

Born

NC

Md 32

 

Parents

NC/NC

Sallie

 

 

54

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Avery Cobb was the son of Clisby G. Cobb and Elizabeth West, the grandson of William Halsey Cobb and Jane Connely, and the great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.  He was born in November 1845, probably in Caldwell County and lived there all his life.  He married Sallie “Last Name Unknown” about 1875, and by her had two children; Arch 1876 and Brady 1878.

 

This is the last enumeration John and Sallie can be identified on, and it is presumed they were both deceased by 1920.

 

15 April 1910 - Lower Creek Township

 

Edgar Cobb    Age    20      Born   NC     Parents                  NC/NC

Boarder h/h George R. Clark 

 

Edgar Cobb is not identified.

 

30 April 1910 - Lower Creek Township

Harwell Dessig

 

Age

34

Born

NC

Md 12

Parents

NC/NC

Mattie

 

 

33

 

NC

 

 

 

Archie C. Cobb (s-son)

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Clarence Dessig

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

Lucy Dessig

 

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

Charles

 

 

0M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Archie and his mother are not identified.  This was Mattie’s second marriage.  Her Cobb husband is not known.

 

 

ALEXANDER COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

21 April 1910 - Taylorsville Township – Taylorsville

Rufus F. Cobb

 

Age

65

Born

NC

Md 16

Parents

NC/NC

Bettie M.

 

 

59

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Rufus Franklin Cobb was the son of Henry Cobb and Nancy Hilton / Helton, grandson of Robert Cobb and Elenor Phillips, great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

Rufus was born 18 June 1843, and died 25 July 1926.  He was married twice.  His first wife was Frances J. Cathey who died in 1892.  His second wife, shown here, was Bettie “Last Name Unknown” who he married about 1894.  They were still living in Alexander County as late as 1920.  Rufus is buried with his first wife in the Oakwood Cemetery in Catawba County.

 

 

McDOWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

16 April 1910 - Marion Township – Marion

Andrew J. Cobb

 

Age

48

Born

NC

Parents

NC/NC

Hazy J.

 

 

45

 

NC

 

 

Lizzie O.

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

Roy

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

Ella

 

 

13

 

NC

 

 

Lillian

 

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Andrew J. Cobb was the son of James S. Cobb and Barbara Ann Ford.  He was born 16 February 1862, and died 20 April 1936.  He was married to Harriet Jane Quinn on 06 January 1881 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  She was born 15 January 1864, and died 10 January 1938. 

 

Andrew and Harriet had five children; the four shown above plus Mary Lee born in 1884.  Since the previous census in 1900, Mary had married Charles Carson.  By the next enumeration in 1920, Lizzie and Lillian were the only children remaining in their parent’s household.

 

 

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

19 April 1910 - Charlotte Township - Charlotte, 2nd Ward

John W. Cobb

 

Age

54

Born

SC

Md 26

Parents

SC/SC

Mary L.

 

 

50

 

MD

 

 

 

John W. Jr

 

 

22

 

NC

 

 

 

Loretta

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

 

Charles H.

 

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

John Walter Cobb was the son of Benjamin Morris Cobb and Catherine A. Lonergan, the grandson of John Cobb and Sarah Bumgarner, the great grandson of Benjamin M. Cobb and Violetta Morris, and the great-great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret  Halsey Young.

 

John was born 30 September 1855, and died 09 November 1926 in Mecklenburg County.  He married Mary Louise Groce in Mecklenburg on 15 October 1885.  She was born 1860 in Maryland.

 

John and Mary had six children; the three shown above plus Mary Louise 1886 ... Anita Frances born and died 1893 ... and Edward Ralph 1897-1898. 

 

Since the previous 1900 census, daughter Mary Louise had married Samuel Louis Diggle.  Before the next enumeration in 1920, two children were deceased.  Loretta Elizabeth was born 13 November 1889, and died 08 June 1914, apparently unmarried.  And John Walter Cobb Jr was born 16 November 1887, and died 02 November 1918 while serving in France with the US Army, 502nd Engineer Regiment.  He is buried in the St. Mihiel American Cemetery at Thiacourt, France.

 

 

GASTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

21 April 1910 - South Point Township – Belmont

J.William Cobb

 

Age

54

Born

US

Md 27

Parents

UKN

Agnes

 

 

40

 

NC

 

 

 

Amy

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

 

Pitts

 

 

14

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

John William Cobb was the son of Benjamin F. Cobb and Winifred Loftin, and the grandson of Enoch Cobb.  He was born November 1856 in Duplin County, North Carolina.  He moved to Catawba County with his parents sometime before 1880.  He married Agnes “Last Name Unknown” about 1883, probably in Catawba.  Since the last census in 1900, John had moved his family to Gaston County.  He and Agnes had only two known children, Amy and William Pitts Cobb.

 

13 April 1910 - Gastonia Township - Lovey Cotton Mills

Joe F. Cobb

 

Age

28

Born

SC

Md 03

 

Parents

SC/SC

Sally

 

 

27

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Essie G.

 

 

01

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph F. Cobb was the son of George Thomas and Nancy Cobb, and the grandson James Cobb and Jane Ramsey.  In 1900, he was still living with his parents in York County, South Carolina.  

 

06 May 1910 - Gastonia Township

David H. Cobb

 

Age

52

Born

SC

Md 30

 

Parents

NC/SC

Elizabeth

 

 

49

 

SC

 

 

 

 

James A.

 

 

18

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Maggie

 

 

16

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Lela

 

 

10

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Michiss

 

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Lillian

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Harris Cobb was the son of James Cobb and Jane Ramsey.  He was born 01 June 1857, probably in York County, South Carolina, and died 15 September 1937.  He married Elizabeth “Last Name Unknown” about 1878.  They lived in York County until sometime after 1900, then moved to Gaston County, North Carolina, where they were still living as late as 1930.

 

David and Elizabeth had eight children; Mary 1879 ... Tine (female) 1889 ... James Andrew 1892 ... Marjorie L. 1895 ... Edna 1899 ... Lela 1900 ... Mick 1902 ... and Lavenia “Lilly” 1907.   

 

24 May 1910 - Crowders Mountain Township - Kings Mountain

Wesley W. Cobb

 

Age

52

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Susan A.

 

 

29

NC

 

 

 

 

 

William Wesley Cobb was the son of Robert Cobb Jr and Leanah Hope, the grandson of Robert Cobb Sr and Elenor Phillips, the great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

William was born 11 April 1857, and died 11 September 1935.  He is buried at Mountain Rest Cemetery at Kings Mountain, in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  He was married twice; (1) Sarah “Last Name Unknown” about 1878, and (2) Susan “Last Name Unknown” about 1898.  There were children by both marriages.

 

By his first wife, William had seven children; Dovie 1878 ... Carra 1879 ... Arthur 1885 ... Auston 1887 ... Clarence 1890 ... Lawson/Lawrence 1890 ... and Fred 1891.  By his second wife, William had only one child, Elsie in 1900.

 

Sometime after this enumeration William moved to Cleveland County, where he was living at the time of his death. 

 

24 May 1910 - Crowders Mountain Township - Kings Mountain

John Cobb

 

Age

44

Born

NC

Md 44

 

Parents

NC/NC

Blanch

 

 

41

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Archie

 

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Bertha

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Willie (m)

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cobb was the son of Robert Cobb Jr and Leanah Hope, the grandson of Robert Cobb Sr and Elenor Phillips, the great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

John and Blanche had three children, those shown above.  It is known that son Archie married about 1913 and moved to Caldwell County. 

 

03 May 1910 - Crowders Mountain Township

William P. Cobb

 

Age

42

Born

NC

Md 23

 

Parents

NC/NC

Sarah J.

 

 

39

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Carley C.

 

 

22

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Dewitt

 

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Orvil

 

 

13

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Alger G.

 

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Foley P.

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

 

James H.

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Vander M. (f)

 

 

03

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Farra D.

 

 

03

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Pinkney Cobb was the son of John Harmon Cobb and Viana McDuffy Gardner, and the grandson of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  It is believed William was the son of John Cobb, son of John Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.

 

William P. was born 16 August 1866, and died 02 June 1948.  He is buried at Mountain Rest Cemetery at Kings Mountain, in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  He was married twice.

 

His first wife was Sarah Jane Huffstickler who he married about 1887.  She was born about 1875, and died 15 May 1913.  There were twelve children produced from this marriage; the eight shown above plus Winnie 1893-1895 ... Harmon Wilson 1894-1895 ... William 1897 ... and Ruth Naomi shortly after this enumeration, in July 1910.

 

William’s second wife was Anna L. Quinn who he married probably about 1917.  She was born 10 July 1878, and died 23 March 1940.  She is buried with William at Mountain Rest Cemetery.  There was one child by this marriage, William born in 1918.

 

Sometime after this enumeration William moved to Cleveland County, North Carolina, where he was living at the time of his death.

 

15 April 1910 - Gastonia Township – Gastonia

Harry Cobb             Age    12      Born   NC

Grandson in h/h of Thomas H. White

 

Harry Cobb is not identified.  He was still living in Gaston County as late as 1930.

 

19 April 1910 - Gastonia Township - Gastonia

Thomas L. Cobb

 

Age

35

Born

NC

Md 11

 

Parents

US/NC

Alice

 

 

26

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Myrtle

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

 

William

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Charles

 

 

05

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Ruth

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Ethelline

 

 

08M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Cobb was the son of William Cobb and Catherine Collins, the grandson of John Cobb, and great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.  He was born about 1875, probably in Cleveland County.  He married Alice “Last Name Unknown” about 1896, and by her had seven children; those shown above plus Wilbert Thomas 1914, and George 1921.  This family was still living in Gaston County as late as 1930.

 

20 April 1910 - Gastonia Township - Gastonia

Press Cobb

 

Age

45

Born

SC

Md 18

 

Parents

US/US

Carrie

 

 

33

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Lillian

 

 

17

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Corbett

 

 

16

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Grover

 

 

15

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Paul

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Gertie

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

 

May R.

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Tollie (m)

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preston Goforth Cobb was the son of George Washington Goforth Cobb and Margaret Childers.  He was born about 1865 in York District, South Carolina.  His mother was a widow of the War Between the States, and Preston was still living with her in York in 1880.  He married Carrie “Last Name Unknown” about 1892, and by her had at least the seven children shown above.  He became a furniture dealer, and by 1920 had moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

18 April 1910 - River Bend Township

Anzin B. Cobb

 

Age

41

Born

NC

Md 21

 

Parents

NC/NC

Nora E.

 

 

37

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Howell

 

 

13

 

NC

 

 

 

 

F. Leslie

 

 

10

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Russell

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Myrtle G.

 

 

05

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Virginia D.

 

 

03

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Anzin B. Jr.

     

 

1-07M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anson B. Cobb Sr was the son of John Harmon Cobb and Viana McDuffy Gardner, and the grandson of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  He was born about 1868, probably in Cleveland County.  He married Genora E. Wilson about 1889, and by her had nine children; the six shown above plus Fairy 1890 ... Vernon 1912 ... and Thomas in 1915.  By 1930, Anson had moved back to Cleveland County where he died about 1943.

 

25 April 1910 - River Bend Township

Robert F. Craig

 

Age

32

Born

NC

Md 14

 

Parents

NC/NC

Martha A.

 

 

34

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Eugene

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Garland

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Hubert M.

 

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Vander N.

 

 

03

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Flanella

     

 

1-06M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Viana M. Cobb

 

 

64

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Craig was the daughter of John Harmon Cobb and Viana McDuffy Gardner, and the granddaughter of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  She married Robert Craig about 1896, and by him had seven children; the five shown above plus Essie 1899, and Ray in 1912.  Her widowed mother is also shown in the home on this enumeration.

 

                 

 

 

CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

21 May 1910 - 4th Township - Kings Mountain

Sylvanus Cobb

 

Age

23

Born

NC

Md 03

 

Parents

NC/NC

Lucinda

 

 

21

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Ruby Childers

 

 

06

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Reese Childers

 

 

05

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Mabel Childers

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ancestry of Sylvanus Cobb is not known.  This enumeration was his first appearance in the area being considered.  By 1920, he had moved to Gaston County, North Carolina, and was still there in 1930. 

 

Sylvanus was married twice.  His first wife was a widow Lucinda Childers, shown above.  She died quite soon after this enumeration, as by 1911 Sylvanus was married to his second wife, Alice “Last Name Unknown”. 

 

16 April 1910 - 5th Township

Samuel J. Cobb

 

Age

29

Born

SC

Md 06

 

Parents

SC/SC

Mattie R.

 

 

25

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Lorri Ann

 

 

05

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Ambers J.

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

By a comparison of birth dates, Samuel J. Cobb was probably the son of William L. Cobb, and grandson of the John G. Cobb who first appeared on the 1850 census of York District, South Carolina.  

 

Samuel was born in 1881, and died 24 May 1952 in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  He married Mattie Philbeck about 1901, and by her had seven children: Lori Ann 1905 ... Ambers 1908 ... Evie 1912 ... Coy Thomas 1915 ... Mary 1918 ... Vannie 1923 ... and Lois in 1926.

 

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

29 April 1910 - Camp Creek Township

Albirtis F. Cobb

 

Age

51

Born

NC

Md 26

 

Parents

NC/NC

Mary J.

 

 

48

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Charles D.

 

 

24

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Foust

 

 

23

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Ernest

 

 

21

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Auther

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Sue E.

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Callie M.

 

 

14

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Loid C.

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Gertrude

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albertus F. Cobb was the son of James S. Cobb and Barbara Ann Ford.  He was born in April 1859, and died about 1928.  He is buried at Round Hill Baptist Church in Rutherford County.  He married Mary J. Morgan about 1844, and by her had eight children, all listed above.  The son listed as Foust was actually Forest F., and he was the only child known to have left Rutherford County.  He married about 1912, and moved to St. Lucie County, Florida sometime after 1920.  This enumeration is the last record of son Lloyd, and it is presumed he died young.  All the rest were still living in Rutherford in 1920.

 

YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

04 May 1910 - Broad River Township – Sharon

John Cobb

 

Age

28

Born

SC

Md 05

 

Parents

NC/NC

Sallie

 

 

28

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Edgar

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Glyn

 

 

1-06M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

John R. Cobb was the son of George Scott Cobb, and grandson of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  He married Sallie “Last Name Unknown” in 1905.  They were still living in York County as late as 1930.  She died there on 19 October 1937.

 

John and Sallie had seven children: Benetta 1905 ... Edgar 1907 ... Elizabeth 1908 ... William Glynn 1908 ... George 1912 ... Charles 1914 ... and John Jr in 1917. 

 

04 May 1910 - Broad River Township – Sharon

George S. Cobb

 

Age

61

Born

NC

Md 40

 

Parents

NC/NC

Rachel

 

 

62

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Bertha

 

 

22

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Benetta

 

 

05

 

NC

G-Dau

 

 

 

 

 

George Scott Cobb was the son of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  He was born in 1848, and died 20 February 1927 in York County, South Carolina.  He married Rachel “Last Name Unknown” about 1869.  She was born in 1848, and died 07 January 1917 in York County.  After their marriage they moved to South Carolina, living for a time in Union County before finally settling in York County.  

 

The 1900 census is so badly deteriorated it is virtually impossible to extract any information concerning this family.  When compared to this enumeration and the one following in 1920, it becomes apparent that George and Rachel had at least seven children; Avlona 1871 ... William A. 1873 ... Smith Auston 1874 ... Lula E. 1877 ... George M. 1879 ... John 1882, shown above ... and Bertha in 1888.  It seems probable that granddaughter Benetta shown above was the child of son John Cobb and wife Sallie who were living nearby.

 

16 April 1910 - Broad River Township – Hickory

James M. Cobb

 

Age

61

Born

SC

Md 38

 

Parents

NC/SC

Margaret S.

 

 

64

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Melton Cobb was the son of  the  James Cobb found on successive census reports for York County from 1850 to 1880, and his unknown first wife.  The second wife of James Cobb was Jane Ramsey.

 

James Melton was born 16 April 1848, and died 17 October 1915 in York County.  He married Margaret Hoffman about 1872.  She was born in July 1846.  There were no children produced from this marriage.

 

25 April 1910 - Broad River Township – Hickory

Beverly Cobb

 

Age

35

Born

NC

Md 14

 

Parents

NC/NC

Nannie

 

 

32

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Freeman

 

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Larkin H.

 

 

07

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly Cobb was the son of Lawson Henry Cobb, the grandson of Robert Cobb Jr and Leanah Hope, the great grandson of Robert Cobb Sr and Elenor Phillips, the great-great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

He was born between in 1875, and died 27 November 1930 in York County, South Carolina.  He married Nannie “Last Name Unknown” about 1896 and moved to York County.  By 1920, he had moved to Cherokee County, South Carolina.  He and Nannie had five known children; Freeman Deloche 1898 ... Larkin H. 1902 ... Virginia B. 1924 ... Leo Anderson 1926 ... and Mary M. 1928.

 

25 April 1910 - Broad River Township – Hickory

James Cobb

 

Age

32

Born

NC

Md 11

 

Parents

NC/NC

Gertie

 

 

27

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Charley N.

 

 

09

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Brother

 

 

07

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Son

 

 

04

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Sister

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Peggy

 

 

01

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

James C. Cobb was the son of Lawson Henry Cobb, the grandson of Robert Cobb Jr and Leanah Hope, the great grandson Robert Cobb Sr and Elenor Phillips, the great-great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

James was born in May 1879, and died 13 June 1950 in Richland County, South Carolina.

 

James married Gertie Byars about 1899, and by her had nine children; “Brother” 1903 ... James “Son” 1906 ... Lula “Sister” 1907 ... Peggy 1909 ... (illegible female) 1911 ... Paul 1913 ... Arthur 1915 ... Anabeth “Lizzie” 1918 ... and Kennedy in 1924. 

 

By 1920, James had moved his family to Richland County, South Carolina.  There were still living there as late as 1930.

 

30 April 1910 - Broad River Township – Hickory

Smith A. Cobb

 

Age

36

Born

SC

Md 06

 

Parents

SC/SC

Mary E.

 

 

33

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Blanch M.

 

 

05

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Frances R.

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith Auston Cobb was the son of George Scott Cobb, and the grandson of  William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  He was born about 1874 in either Union or York County, South Carolina.  He died 09 October 1944 in York County.  He married Mary E. Burns about 1904, probably in York.  They were still living in York County as late as 1930.  They had apparently only two children; the two daughters shown above.

 

23 April 1910 - Catawba Township - Rock Hill

Minnie (Robison ?)

 

Age

53

Born

SC

Widow

 

 

 

Charles Cobb

 

 

27

 

SC

Md 05

 

Parents

NC/NC

Janie/Janis

 

 

27

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Cobb was the son of Charles E. Cobb and Mary Ann Frew, the grandson of Benjamin Morris Cobb and Catherine Lonergan, the great grandson of John Cobb and Sarah Bumgarner, the great-great grandson of Benjamin M. Cobb and Violetta Morris, and the great-great-great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young. 

 

Charles was born in April 1882, and died 14 March 1953 in York County, South Carolina.  He married Janie “Last Name Unknown” in 1905.  She was born in 1883, and died 11 August 1917 in York County.  After her death he married Ruth “Last Name Unknown”, and by her had one known child ... Charles Jr born in 1927.  

 

26 April 1910 - Catawba Township - Rock Hill

Mary Cobb

 

Age

64

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Morris

 

 

30

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Cobb was the widow of Charles E. Cobb, son of Benjamin Morris Cobb and Catherine Lonergan, the grandson of John Cobb and Sarah Bumgarner, the great grandson of Benjamin M. Cobb and Violetta Morris, and the great-great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.

 

Mary was born in April 1846, and died 18 March 1922.  She is buried in the Rock Hill Cemetery, York County, South Carolina, next to her husband.

 

Morris F. Cobb was born 23 August 1879, and died in January 1963.  He married shortly after this enumeration and moved to Robeson County, North Carolina.

 

02 April 1910 - Catawba Township - Rock Hill

Ellen V. Cobb           Age    50      Born   NC              Parents                  NC/NC

 

Ellen was the daughter of Theodorus Cobb and Ellen V. Johnson.  He was the son of Bartlett Y. Cobb and Barbara Henderson, and the grandson of John Cobb and Elizabeth Slade of Caswell County, North Carolina. 

 

Ellen was born 05 November 1880 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.  She eventually married a Mr. McLaughlin and lived in Los Angeles, California, where she died on 22 April 1950.  It is not known if they had any children.

 

20 April 1910 - Kings Mountain Township

James Cobb

 

Age

58

Born

SC

Md 30

 

Parents

SC/SC

Sarah E.

 

 

48

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Minnie

 

 

27

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Haskell

 

 

22

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel James Cobb was the son of the John G. Cobb who appears on successive reports of York County from 1850 to 1880, and his first wife Lucinda.  He was born in October 1851, and died 25 February 1916 in York County.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Jackson about 1880.  She was born in September 1961, and died in York County on 01 September 1933. 

 

Daniel and Sarah had four children; the two shown above plus John 1881, and Janie in 1883.  By the time of this enumeration, John was married and living next door (see below).

 

DNA analysis has shown that the descendants of John G. Cobb share a common ancestry with the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

20 April 1910 - Kings Mountain Township

John

 

Age

23

Born

SC

Md 03

 

Parents

SC/SC

Janie

 

 

22

 

SC

 

 

 

 

James L.

 

 

02

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cobb was the son of Daniel James Cobb and Sarah Elizabeth Jackson (above), and the grandson of John G. Cobb.  He was still living in York County as late as 1930. 

 

John was married twice.  His first wife and her only child are shown above.  She was deceased by 1913, when he married his second wife Cora “Last Name Unknown”.  There were four children produced from that marriage; Ray Neal 1918 ... Reola 1919 ... Howard 1921 ... and Mildred in 1918.

 

21 April 1910 - Kings Mountain Township

Joe M. Cobb

 

Age

52

Born

SC

Md 31

 

Parents

SC/SC

Martha A.

 

 

74

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph M. Cobb was the son of the John G. Cobb who appears on successive census reports for York County from 1850-1880, and his first wife Lucinda.  He was born 23 January 1858 in York County, and died 25 February 1925.  He is buried in the Canaan Methodist Church Cemetery in Cherokee County, South Carolina, beside his first wife.

 

Joseph was married twice.  His first wife was Martha E. Love, shown above.  She was born in 1840, and died in 1918.  Joseph’s second wife was Maggie “Last Name Unknown” who was born about 1878.  She was the widow of a Mr. Ramsey, by whom she had two daughters, Ola and Mattie B.  Joseph produced no biological children. 

 

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

16 April - Cherokee Township, Cherokee Falls

John R/N Cobb

 

Age

32

Born

SC

Md 12

 

Parents

SC/SC

Maggie

 

 

25

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Arthur

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

David

 

 

02

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ancestry of John Cobb is not known.  He first appeared on the 1900 census of Cherokee County, South Carolina.  In 1920 he was living in York County, but had moved back to Cherokee by 1930.  He died in Cherokee on 24 February 1945.

 

John married Maggie Allen in 1898.  She was born in November 1880, and died in May 1940 in Cherokee County. 

 

John and Maggie had four children; the two shown above plus Carrie in 1912, and Effie in 1916.

 

15 April - Cherokee Township, Cherokee Falls

Robert C. Cobb

 

Age

42

Born

NC

Md 16

 

Parents

NC/NC

Nancy J.

 

 

37

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Claude S.

 

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

 

John R.

 

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Sallie M.

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Roy P.

 

 

05

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Charlie R.

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Edith G/Y

 

 

05M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ancestry of Robert Cobb is not known.  He first appears in the household of his widowed mother Harriet Cobb on the 1880 census of Gaston County, North Carolina.  By 1900 he was living in Cherokee County, South Carolina, and remained there all his life.

 

Robert was born in January 1868, and died 27 October 1945.  He married Nancy Isabella Roberts about 1890.  She was born in February 1873, and died 15 January 1926. 

 

Robert and Nancy had six children, all shown above.

 

19 April - Cherokee Township

Seymore Cobb

 

Age

23

Born

SC

Md 04

 

Parents

SC/SC

Lynn

 

 

21

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Lucy

 

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Carl

 

 

01

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Wally

 

 

1M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seymore Cobb was the son of Lawson Henry Cobb, the grandson of Robert Cobb Jr and Leanah Hope, the great grandson of Robert Cobb Sr and Elenor Phillips, the great-great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

Seymore was born in January 1887, and died in May 1968 in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  He married in Cherokee in 1906, to Mary Malinda Moss.  She was born 22 November 1888, and died 05 March 1973.  She is buried at Fellowship Christian Church in Cherokee County.  It is presumed Seymore rests beside her.

 

Seymore and Mary had eleven children:

1.     Lucy Lottie in 1907.  Married Tom Childers.  Died 1991.

2.     Carl in 1909.  Married Alma Pugh.  Died 1952.

3.     Willie in 1910.  Apparently died as a child.

4.     Lawson Henry in 1911.  Married Louise Patterson.  Died 1992.

5.     Lillian in 1914.  Married Odell Lanier.

6.     Dave in 1915.  Married Estelle Lanier Pennington.  Died 1998.

7.     Rena about 1917.  No record after 1930.

8.     Austell 1920.  Never married.  Killed in France in 1944.

9.     Linell in 1922.  Married Erlene Lanier.  Died 1991.

10.  Blackman in 1925.  Never married.  Died 1964.

11.  Setoy in 1928.  Apparently died as a child.

 

 

 

 

21 April - Cherokee Township

L.H. Cobb

 

Age

64

Born

NC

Widow

 

Parents

NC/NC

Lucy

 

 

20

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Masil (f)

 

 

16

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Joe

 

 

15

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawson Henry Cobb was the son of Robert Cobb Jr and Leanah Hope, the grandson of Robert Cobb Sr and Elenor Phillips, the great grandson of James Cobb and Sarah Beach, and the great-great grandson of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

Lawson was born in August 1842 in Gaston County, North Carolina.  He married Laura “Last Name Unknown” about 1871.  She died since the last census in 1900.  They lived in Lincoln County until after 1880, when they moved to Cherokee County, South Carolina.

 

Lawson and Laura had nine children:

1.     Mamie in 1872.  Never married.  Died 1926.

2.     Beverly in 1875.  Married Fannie “Last Name Unknown”.  Died 1930.

3.     James in 1879.  Married Gertie Byars.  Died 1950.

4.     Fanny in 1879.  Married John Guyton.  Died 1954.

5.     Minnie in 1882.  Married John Hambright.  Died 1968.

6.     Lucy Lottie in 1884.  Never married.  Died 1967.

7.     Seymore in 1887.  See previous family.

8.     Joseph in 1889.  No record after 1910.

9.     Mary 1891.  No record after 1910.

 

18 April - Cherokee Township

John S. Cobb

 

Age

56

Born

SC

Md 18

 

Parents

SC/SC

Hamena ?

 

 

37

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Janie

 

 

21

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Joseph

 

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

 

John

 

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Thomas

 

 

13

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Mary

 

 

04

 

SC

G-Dau

 

 

 

 

 

This individual is not positively identified, but it seems most likely he was the son of the John G. Cobb first identified on the 1850 census of York District, South Carolina.  That individual was born about 1854.  He was listed in his parent’s household in 1860 and 1870.  By 1873, he had married a Mary “Last Name Unknown” who was at least ten years his senior.  By her one child was produced, son George in 1873.  Their family appears on the 1880 census of York County, South Carolina.  

 

As shown above, John had been married previously.  His current wife Hamena (the census was almost impossible to read) claimed to have given birth three times, with all three children still living.  There are four children listed in the household, and it is risky to assign them to either of John’s two marriages.  However, since John stated he had been married “this time” 18 years, it would seem that Joseph, John, and Thomas were the natural children of the current wife. 

 

In any event, Hamena evidently died quite soon after this enumeration.  In 1920, John was living in Gaston County, North Carolina, with a third wife Dicy who he married about 1910.  In 1930, they were living in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  They had no children.

 

 

29 April - Limestone Township

Richard Cobb

 

Age

38

Born

SC

Md 17

 

Parents

SC/SC

Nancy

 

 

37

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Fred A.

 

 

16

 

SC

 

 

 

 

William F.

 

 

14

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Earle

 

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Dollie

 

 

10

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Wallie

 

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Selena

 

 

02

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Vester

 

 

10M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Richard Cobb was the son of Thompson Cobb and Cordelia Goode, and the grandson of the widow Nancy Cobb who is first identified on the 1850 census of Cleveland County, North Carolina.

 

Thomas was born 17 March 1871, and died 07 October 1928.  He is buried at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  He married Nancy Bridges in 1893.  She  was born 01 May 1872, and died 26 November 1935.  She is buried with her husband.

 

Thomas and Nancy had nine children:

1.     Fred in 1894.  Married Lola Price.  Died 1967.

2.     William Floyd in 1896.  Married Pearline Sprouse.  Died 1968.

3.     Earle in 1897.  Apparently never married.  Died 1935.

4.     Dollie in 1900.  No record after 1930.

5.     Wally about 1903.  No record after 1920.

6.     Selena in 1908.  No record after 1920.

7.     Vester in 1909.  Died 1918.

8.     Hobart in 1911.  Died 1989.

9.     Lester Vernon in 1917.  Married Motell Ruppe.  Died 1983.

 

26 May - Limestone Township

R. Lee Cobb

 

Age

42

Born

SC

Md 24

 

Parents

SC/SC

Rebecca A.

 

 

41

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Obediah *

 

 

23

 

SC

Md  01

 

 

 

Dora *

 

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Destie

 

 

21

 

NC

 

 

 

 

B.O.

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Vinnie/Winnie

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Odus

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Margie

 

 

10

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Belvie

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Odell

 

 

05

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Jess ?

 

 

09M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Lee “Tink” Cobb was the son of Thompson Cobb and Cordelia Goode, and the grandson of the widow Nancy Cobb who is first identified on the 1850 census of Cleveland County, North Carolina.  He was alternately known as Jesse and Nimrod.

 

Robert was born 09 January 1867, and died 23 June 1944.  He is buried at Lavonia Baptist Church in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  He was married three times and had children by all three wives.

 

Robert’s first wife is unknown, but he was married to her about 1886, and she was deceased by 1896.  He had four children by her:

1.     Robert Obediah in 1886.  Married Dora Eller Poole.  Died 1954.

2.     Besola in 1890.  Married Esther Mosteller.  Died 1980.

3.     Destie in 1889.  Married John Humphries.  Died 1971.

4.     Vinnie in 1894.  Married Wilbur Melton.  Died 1973.

 

Robert’s second wife was Rebecca Jones, who he married about 1897.  She was born 01 January 1867, and died 30 July 1928.  She is buried with Robert at Lavonia Baptist Church in Cleveland County.  There were six children produced from this marriage.

5.     Lee Otis in 1897.  Married Mamie McCraw.  Died 1978.

6.     Maude in 1899.  Married Timmons Harris.  Died 1976.

7.     Belva in 1902.  Married Rush McCraw.  Died 1997.

8.     Odell in 1904.  Married Ruby Ellis.  Died 1975.

9.     Z.O. “Toad” in 1909.  Died 1998.

10.  Eula in 1913.  Married John Deaton.  Died 1999.

 

Robert’s third wife was Floy Jolley, who he married sometime after 1930.  They had six children:

11.  Corrina

12.  Melieme

13.  Tessie

14.  Robert Lee Jr

15.  Wilfred

16.  Jesse

 

Robert Lee was born in South Carolina, and lived in Spartanburg County until after 1880, when he moved to Cleveland County, North Carolina.  He remained in Cleveland the remainder of his life.

 

DNA analysis has linked this family to the ancestral pedigree of Henry Cobb “the Elder” of Barnstable, Massachusetts.

 

 

26 April - Limestone Township

John Cobb

 

Age

21

Born

SC

Md 01

 

Parents

SC/SC

Emma

 

 

19

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Viola

 

 

1-02M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cobb was the son of William L. Cobb, and the grandson of John G. Cobb who is first identified on the 1850 census of York District, South Carolina.  DNA analysis has linked this family line to the pedigree of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

This is the only record of this family in the region being considered.  They were gone by 1920.

 

 

27 April - Morgan Township

William Cobb

 

Age

76

Born

SC

Md 13

 

Parents

SC/SC

Jane

 

 

42

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Broadus

 

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Exie

 

 

09

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Orrie (m)

 

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Pearlie

 

 

06

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Hattie

 

 

04

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Cordelia

 

 

75

 

SC

Mother

 

 

 

 

 

James William Cobb was the son of Thompson Cobb and Cordelia Goode, and the grandson of the widow Nancy Cobb who is first identified on the 1850 census of Cleveland County, North Carolina.  DNA analysis has linked this family line to the pedigree of Henry Cobb “the Elder” of early Barnstable, Massachusetts.

 

James was born 04 November 1873, and died 28 August 1942.  He is buried at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  He married in 1898, to Jane Ann Taylor.  She was born 10 November 1867, and died 01 January 1946.  She is buried with her husband.

 

There were five children produced from this marriage, all shown above:

1.     Newton Broadus in 1896.  Viola Lowery.  Died 1965.

2.     Exie Mae in 1900.  Never married.  Died 1926.

3.     Orrie in 1902.  Never married.  Died 1939.

4.     Pearlie in 1904.  No record after 1920.

5.     Hattie in 1905.  Never married.  Died in 1987.

 

 

22 April - Limestone Township - Gaffney

Ben F. Cobb            Age    47      Born   VA     Parents                  VA VA

Boarder h/h Charles Dudley

 

Benjamin F. Cobb Jr was the son of Dr. Benjamin F. Cobb and Winifred Loftin, and the grandson of Enoch Cobb of Wayne and Duplin counties of North Carolina.  His parents moved from Duplin County to Catawba County in the 1870’s.  This is the last record of Benjamin in the region being considered.

 

 

15 April - Limestone Township - Gaffney

Johnson Cobb

 

Age

25

Born

SC

Md 10

 

Parents

SC/SC

Mary

 

 

25

 

SC

 

 

 

 

Sophia (m ?)

 

 

08

 

SC