The Cobbs of Lincoln County, North Carolina

(And the surrounding area)

 

PART THREE

 

Chapter Eight – 1920

 

 

Contents (In Chronological Order):

 

Lincoln County, North Carolina

Catawba County, North Carolina

Burke County, North Carolina

Caldwell County, North Carolina

Cleveland County, North Carolina

Gaston County, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Robeson County, North Carolina

Rutherford County, North Carolina

Spartanburg County, South Carolina

York County, South Carolina

Richland County, South Carolina

Cherokee County, South Carolina

 

 

Lincoln County, North Carolina

 

03 January - Catawba Springs Township

Charles R. Womack

 

Age

43

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Allora

 

 

43

 

 

 

NC

 

Alma

 

 

15

 

 

 

NC

 

Willie (m)

 

 

12

 

 

 

NC

 

Rosantha

 

 

09

 

 

 

NC

 

Clyde

 

 

07

 

 

 

NC

 

Calvin Cobb

 

 

77

 

 

 

NC

 

Callie

 

 

72

 

 

 

NC

 

 

 

Allora Violetta Womack was the daughter of Calvin McKelvin Cobb and Martha “Callie” Sigmon, 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.

 

Allora was born 25 May 1875, and died 20 August 1940.  She is buried at New Hope Methodist Church in Lincoln County.  She married 06 December 1903 in Lincoln, to Charles R. Womack.  He was born 21 September 1877, and died 26 June 1945.  He is also buried at New Hope.  After Allora’s death he married Mary Walker Morris.

 

The Womack’s had four children, all listed above.  Also shown in this household are her parents.  Her father Calvin died just five months after this enumeration, on 14 June 1920.  Her mother died 22 October 1932.  They are buried at New Hope Methodist Church in Lincoln County.

 

Before the next census in 1930, two of the Womack children married and established their own households.  Willie Thomas Womack married Gladys Grey Sherrill about 1925, and Rosantha Melvina married Thomas Odell Miller on 03 November 1928.

 

 

06 January - Catawba Springs Township

Grover Cobb

 

Age

24

Born

NC

Gurthia

 

 

27

 

NC

Walter

 

 

3-07M

 

NC

Mary Lea

 

 

1-03M

 

NC

 

 

Grover A. Cobb was the son of Patrick Vann Cobb and Sarah Fish, the grandson of Calvin McKelvin Cobb and Callie Sigmon, 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.

 

He was born 24 February 1894, and died 22 November 1954 in Lincoln County.  He married Girthia Nantz sometime before 1917.  She was born about 1892, and died 25 January 1981 in Lincoln County. 

 

They had four children; those listed above plus Girthie 1921, and Robert in 1924.  Walter and Robert disappeared after 1930.  The two girls each died at one year of age.

 

 

06 January - Catawba Springs Township

Pat V. Cobb

 

Age

52

 

Born

NC

Sarah

 

 

48

 

 

NC

Roy Jones

 

 

24

Son-Law

 

NC

Cordia

 

 

23

 

 

NC

Earl                     

 

 

3-05M

 

 

NC

 

 

Patrick Vann Cobb was the son of Calvin McKelvin Cobb and Callie 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.

 

Patrick was born 28 March 1868, and died 27 July 1935.  He is buried at New Hope Methodist Church in Lincoln County.  He married in Catawba County on 18 January 1891, to Sarah R. Fish.  She was born 19 January 1872, and died 03 December 1947.  She is buried next to her husband.

 

Patick and Sarah had only two children; Grover shown above and daughter Cordia Eula who was born about 1896.  She married Roy Jones in Lincoln County on 17 November 1914.  On this enumeration they are shown in the household of her parents with their son Earl. 

 

The Jones’ were still living in Lincoln County in 1930, and then afterwards moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Cordia died 07 September 1949.

 

 

28 January - Lincoln Township - Lincolnton

John A. Cobb

 

Age

38

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC

NC

Leaky E.

 

 

38

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Austin A.

 

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Claude L.

 

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Harold J.

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Lander M.

 

 

10

 

NC

 

 

 

 

Paul

 

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Alexander “Jacob” Cobb was the son of Calvin McKelvin Cobb and Callie 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.  He was born in Catawba County on 05 March 1881, and died sometime after the 1930 census enumeration, probably in Lincoln County. 

 

John married Leckie Eva Lowe on 27 January 1901 in Lincoln County.  She was born in 1880, and died in May 1938.  Their place of burial is unknown.

 

John and Leckie had five children, all listed above ... Austin A. ... Floyd Louis “Claude” ... Harold Jacob ... Lander Marion (male) ... and Paul.  Before the next enumeration in 1930, both Austin and Claude married and moved out on their own.  The others were still living at home with their parents at that time.  

 

 

27 January - Lincoln Township - Lincolnton

J.L. Cobb               Age     65      Born   NC     Parents         NC     NC

 

John L. Cobb was the son of Joseph Cameron Cobb and Margaret Butts, the grandson of William Halsey Cobb and Jane Connely, and the great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.  He was born in Lincoln County on 16 April 1854, and died there on 14 June 1926.  He is buried at St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton, next to his wife Lucy Schenck who was born 20 November 1862, and died 29 August 1892.  They apparently had no children that survived.

 

 

Catawba County, North Carolina

 

02 January - Jacob's Fork Township

Junius W. Cobb

 

Age

40

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Grace

 

 

37

 

NC

 

 

 

Robert K.

   

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Mary P.

 

 

14

 

NC

 

 

 

Ira B.

 

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

Roby L.

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

Bernice

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

Pearl

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Junius William 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 Ambrose Cobb (Sr) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

Junius was born 24 June 1879, and died 07 November 1966.  He is buried at Wesley’s Chapel Methodist Church in Catawba County.  He married Willie Grace Hilton on 08 December 1901 in Catawba County.  She was born 24 June 1882, and died 20 February 1948.  She is buried beside Junius at Wesley’s Chapel.

 

Eight children were born to this marriage; the six shown above plus Bessie 1902, and Leona G. in 1922.  This enumeration is the last record of Mary Pearl and Roby L.  By the time of the next census in 1930, Robert had married Elizabeth Keen and moved to Maryland.  Ira Bain had also married and was living in Gaston County.  The others were still living with their parents.

 

 

22 January - Newton Township

Bessie Cobb

 

Age

43

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Annie

   

 

21

 

NC

 

 

 

Hazel

   

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

Benjamin

 

 

13

 

NC

 

 

 

Jacob

   

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

Louise

   

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

Robert

   

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Bessie Iona Starr was the widow of Obidiah Harrison Cobb who 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) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

Obidiah was born 11 January 1874, and died 14 February 1914.  He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery near Hickory in Catawba County.  He and Bessie married 17 December 1902 in Burke County.  She  was born 09 March 1876, and died 23 December 1931.  She is buried beside her husband.

 

There were seven children born to Obidiah and Bessie Cobb; the six listed above plus Frankie Louella born 1904, and who had married Vernon E. Herman on 25 October 1919 in Catawba County.

 

By 1930, Bessie and her children had moved to Burke County.  Otherwise there were no other changes in this family.

 

 

08 January - Newton Township - Newton

George M. Cobb

 

Age

41

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/SC

Ann L.

 

 

26

 

NC

 

 

 

Cora S.

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

John S.

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

Steve R.

   

 

05

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

George M. Cobb is not identified.  Allowing for an age discrepancy on the part of the census taker, he could have been the son of several possible candidates. 

 

 

Burke County, North Carolina

 

17 January - Morganton Township - State Hosp for Insane

Elizabeth Cobb         Age     59      Born   NC     Parents         US/US

 

Elizabeth Cobb is not identified.

 

 

22 January - Morganton Township - Morganton

Ella K. Cobb

 

Age

54

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Mittie B.

   

 

31

 

NC

 

 

 

Donnie E. Brown

   

 

27

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Ella Kincaid was the widow of William Theodore Gettys Cobb who was the son of Robert Cobb and Matilda Falls, and the grandson of James S. Cobb and Frances Hilton / Helton.  He was born 09 May 1867, and died 05 July 1916 in Morganton after having spent a long career as a newspaper publisher. 

 

William and Ella were married in Burke County on 14 December 1887.  She was born 10 June 1866, and died 26 January 1939. 

 

There were six daughters produced from this marriage; Mittie Beatrice 1888 ... Mary Pauline 1890 ... Donnie M. 1892 ... Annie M. 1894 ... Alice Lucille 1897 ... and Robbie E. in 1898.  All save Mittie had either married or died since the previous enumeration in 1910.  Donnie married a Mr. Brown about 1917, and was already a widow at the time of this enumeration.   Mittie and Donnie were still living with their mother in Burke County as late as 1930.

 

 

06 January - Morganton Township - Morganton - School for the Deaf

Eulalia Cobb            Age     15      Born   NC     Parents         US     NC

 

Hassie Cobb            Age    12      Born   NC                       US     US

 

These individuals are not identified.

 

 

05 January - Morganton Township

Hall R. Bridgers

 

Age

47

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Mittie F.

   

 

41

 

NC

 

 

 

Loretta F.

   

 

21

 

NC

 

 

 

Earl M.

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

 

Hortense L.

   

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

Gettie E. (f)

   

 

14

 

NC

 

 

 

Norman A.

   

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

Henry L.

   

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

Macon

 

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

Olivia R.

 

 

1-06M

 

NC

 

 

 

Malinda S. Cobb

   

 

80

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Mittie F. Bridgers was the daughter of Robert Cobb and Matilda Falls, and the granddaughter of James S. Cobb and Frances Hilton / Helton.  She was born in April 1878, and married Hall Bridgers about 1894. 

 

Hall and Mittie had eight children, all listed above.  Earl and Norman were the only ones not still living with their parents in 1930.  The Malinda Cobb, age 80, listed on this enumeration was actually Matilda Falls Cobb, mother of Mittie F. Bridgers.  She died 26 July 1923.

 

 

09 January - Quaker Meadow Township

William E. Cobb

 

Age

58

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Claudie L.

   

 

31

 

NC

 

 

 

Frank D.

   

 

25

 

NC

 

 

 

Robert C.

   

 

23

 

NC

 

 

 

John J.

   

 

20

 

NC

 

 

 

Charlie C.

   

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

Marie M.

   

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Minnie J.

   

 

14

 

NC

 

 

 

William H.

   

 

12

 

NC

 

 

 

Edward H.

   

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

Albert G.

   

 

05

 

NC

 

 

 

Louis (f)

 

 

2-09M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

William Eugene “Wally” Cobb was the son of James S. Cobb and Barbara Ann Ford.  He was born 14 February 1866, and died 20 June 1939.  He is buried at Oak Hill Methodist Church in Burke County.  He was married twice.  (1st) Mahala Jane Ledford about 1890.  She was born in October 1866, and died in 1907.   She is also buried at Oak Hill.  (2nd) Claudia Louise Benfield about 1909.  She was born 06 March 1889, and died 16 August 1967.  She is buried at Oak Hill.

 

Wally had eight children by his first wife; Brenta 1892 ... Frank Dewitt 1895 ... Robert Carr 1897 ... John Jones 1898 ... Charles Columbus 1901 ... Marie M. 1902 ... Minnie Jessie 1905 ... and William H. in 1908.  Seven of these are listed above.

 

Wally had six more children by his second wife; Edwin Yates 1910 ... Albert Guy 1914 ... Eula Louise 1917 ... Margaret Gertrude 1920 ... Benjamin Leroy 1923 ... and Annie Lee in 1928.  The three eldest are listed above.

 

Wally, both his wives, and at least five of his children from his first marriage are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Burke County.

 

 

Caldwell County, North Carolina

 

12 January - Lenoir Township - Lenoir

Lucy A. Cobb

 

Age

46

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Hall

 

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Clay was the widow of Henry Eugene Cobb who 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) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

Henry and Lucy married 24 May 1891, probably in Caldwell County.  Son Hall Cobb is the only known child from that marriage. 

 

This enumeration is the last record of this family.

 

 

28 January - Little River Township

Calvin Cobb

 

Age

70

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Rebecca S.

   

 

66

 

NC

 

 

 

Jay C.

 

 

42

 

NC

 

 

 

Archie

 

 

40

 

NC

 

 

 

Callie

 

 

36

 

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, and married Rebecca “Last Name Unknown” about 1876 in Caldwell County.  This enumeration is the last record for either of them.

 

Calvin and Rebecca had five children; Joseph C. 1877 ... John Archie 1879 ... Callie M. 1883 ... Thomas B. “Sylvester” 1887 ... and Connie (Cordia ?) in 1894.  This enumeration is the last record of Joseph.  By the time of this census Thomas had married and was living in his own household (see below).  Connie had also disappeared and it is assumed she had either married or died.

 

Before the next census in 1930, Callie married a widower named Hawkins by who she had one child, a son Donald.

 

 

29 January - Little River Township

Thomas B. Cobb

 

Age

39

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Rosa

 

 

26

 

NC

 

 

 

Thomas A.

   

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

Jack L.

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

Grace R.

   

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

Mary

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas B. “Sylvester” Cobb was the son of Calvin Cobb (above), the grandson of Clisby G. Cobb and Elizabeth West, the great grandson of William Halsey Cobb and Jane Connely, and the great-great grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.  He was born in February 1877 in Caldwell County

 

Census data indicates he must have been married twice, the first time about 1910 to a woman that apparently died about 1917-1918.  By her he had four children, those listed above.  Then about 1919, he married Rosa “Last Name Unknown” and had Margaret in 1921, and Ruth in 1929.

 

This enumeration is the last record for Grace, and Mary.  The remainder of the family was still living in Caldwell County in 1930.

 

 

12 January - Lovelady Township - Rhodehisa

Harden Cobb

 

Age

24

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Ethel

 

 

22

 

NC

 

 

 

Harden Jr

   

 

01

 

NC

 

 

 

Ella Abernathy

   

 

55

 

NC

Step Mother

 

 

 

 

Hayden C. Cobb was a direct descendant of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina, although he was a recent arrival in the area being considered here.  He was the son of John Milton Cobb (1856-1908), the grandson of Milton Hampton Denmark Cobb (1826-1910), the great-grandson of Andrew Ambrose Cobb (1804-1844), and the great-great grandson of John S. Cobb (1759-1841) who was the son of Ambrose.  John was born in Halifax County, Virginia, and moved to Lincoln County with his parents in 1777.  He had periods of service in the American Revolution from both states.  He married Frances Smith in 1786, in Spartanburg District, South Carolina.  By 1800, he was a resident of the Pendleton District.  The 1830 census shows him a resident of Pickens District, which was created from Pendleton in the 1820’s.

 

A comparison of this enumeration to the 1930 census reveals that Ella Abernathy, above, was actually Hayden’s mother in law.  

 

The family of Hayden Cobb was still living in Caldwell County as late as 1930.

 

 

02 January - Lower Creek Township

Archie Cobb

 

Age

24

Born

NC

Nellie

   

 

24

 

NC

May

   

 

05

 

NC

Fred

   

 

03

 

NC

Virgie

   

 

01

 

NC

 

 

Archie Cobb was the son of John Cobb and wife Blanche, 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.

 

Archie was born 14 October 1893, probably in Gaston County.  He moved to Caldwell County with his parents at a young age and remained there the rest of his life.  He died in July 1972.  He married Nellie “Last Name Unknown” about 1913.  She was born about 1896.

 

Archie and Nellie had six children; those shown above plus Colene 1922 ... Ruth 1925 ... and Glayds in 1927.     

 

 

Cleveland County, North Carolina

 

12 January - 4th Township - East Kings Mountain

Ora Cobb

 

Age

24

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Rena

 

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

William

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Ora, actually Orville, Cobb was the son of William Pinkney Cobb and Sarah Huffstickler, the grandson of John Harmon Cobb and Viana M. Gardner, and the great grandson of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  The reader is reminded that William Cobb was quite possibly the son of John Cobb and grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young. 

 

Orville was born 08 April 1896, and died 24 April 1973 at Greensboro, North Carolina.  He is buried in the Mountain Rest Cemetery in Cleveland County.  He was married twice. (1st) Before 1916 to Rena “Last Name Unknown” shown above.  (2nd) In 1926 to Lucy A. “Last Name Unknown”. 

 

Orville had one child by his first wife, a son William born in 1916.  There was at least one child by the second wife, a daughter Bettie Jane born in 1928.

 

In 1930, Orville and Lucy were living in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

 

 

05 February - Kings Mountain Precinct

William W. Cobb

 

Age

72

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Sue A.

 

 

38

 

NC

 

 

 

Lawrence

   

 

30

 

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) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County.

 

William was born 11 April 1857, and died 11 September 1935.  He is buried in the Mountain Rest Cemetery in Cleveland County.  He was married twice.

 

His first wife was Sarah “Last Name Unknown” who he married about 1878.  She was born around 1858, and was deceased by 1898.  She bore William seven children: Dovie 1878 ... Carra 1879 ... Arthur 1885 ... Auston 1887 ... Clarence F. 1890 ... Lawson/Lawrence 1890 ... and Fred in 1891.  Clarence and Lawrence are the only ones for which there is any record after 1900.

 

William’s second wife was Susan A. “Last Name Unknown” who he married in 1898.  She was born about 1880, making William at least 23 years her senior.  There was one child by this marriage, a daughter Elsie born in 1900 and who apparently died as an infant.

 

 

Gaston County, North Carolina

 

23 January - South Point Township - Belmont - Sacred Heart Convent

M. Cecelia Cobb       Age     65      Born   NC     Parents         NC     NC

 

This individual is not identified.

 

 

06 January - South Point Township - Belmont

May Belle Cobb       Age     24      Born   NC     Parents         NC     NC

h/h Robert Fitzgerald

 

May Belle Cobb is not identified.

 

 

03 January - South Point Township - Belmont

Sylvanus F. Cobb   

 

35

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Alice R.

   

26

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvanus Cobb is not identified.  He first appears on the 1910 census of Cleveland County.  By 1920 he had moved to Gaston, and was still there in 1930. 

 

Sylvanus was married twice.  His first wife was Lucinda, widow of a Mr. Childers, who he married about 1908.  She had three children by her first marriage; Ruby 1904 ... Reese 1905 ... and Mabel in 1907.  Again, these children were named Childers.

 

The second wife was Alice, listed above, who Sylvanus married no later than 1911.  There were three children by this marriage; Edgar 1911 ... Jack 1922 ... and Christine in 1925. 

 

Sylvanus was still living in Gaston County in 1930, but afterwards his entire family disappeared.  It seems they must have moved out of the area entirely.

 

 

10 January - Gastonia Township

James A. Cobb

 

Age

27

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Myrtle

 

 

24

 

NC

 

 

 

Mary

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

Hoke J.

 

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

James Andrew Cobb was the son of David Harris Cobb, and the grandson of James Cobb and Jane Ramsey.  The elder James was born 1807 in South Carolina, and is popularly held to have been the brother of George Washington Goforth Cobb, and son of a William Cobb and Elizabeth Goforth (this is dealt with in a previous chapter).

 

James A. first appears on the 1900 census of York County, South Carolina.  By 1910, he had moved to Gaston County, North Carolina.  He married in Gaston in 1914, to Myrtle Gladden, listed above.  She was born about 1896, and died between 1926 and 1930.

 

James and Myrtle had five children: Mary 1915 ... Hoke J. 1917 ... Paul H. 1919 ... Martha in 1922 ... and Rachel C. 1926.

 

Sometime after 1930, James married Mary Aileen Stewart.  The obituary for son Paul Cobb seems to indicate there were at least nine children by his father’s second wife ... Robert ... Albert ... Emma ... Sarah ... Jimmie ... Walter ... Ruth ... and Mary Dell.  It is possible that some of these children were actually the product of a previous marriage.

 

 

30 January - Gastonia Township - Gastonia

William P. Hagon

 

Age

30

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Della M.

   

 

28

 

SC

 

 

NC/NC

Ruby I.

 

   

11

 

NC

 

 

 

Mildred H.

   

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

Orion W. (m)

   

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

Robert G.

   

 

05

 

NC

 

 

 

Margaret Cobb

   

 

73 

 

NC

 

Widow - Step Grand Aunt

 

 

 

Margaret Cobb is not identified.  By 1930 she was no longer with the Hagon family.

 

 

12 January - Gastonia Township - Gastonia

Thomas L. Cobb

 

Age

44

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Alice

 

 

36

 

NC

 

 

 

Sarah M.

   

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

William S.

   

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Charles

 

 

14

 

NC

 

 

 

Ruth

 

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

Etheline

   

 

10

 

NC

 

 

 

Wilbert T.

   

 

06

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas L. Cobb was the son of William Cobb and Catherine Collins.  It is believed William was the son of John Cobb, and grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young. 

 

The dates of birth and death are not available for Thomas, but his wife Alice was born 07 January 1882, and died 30 January 1929.  She is buried at El Bethel Methodist Church in Cleveland County.

 

Tom and Alice had seven children; the six shown above plus George in 1921.  This enumeration is the last record of Sarah, William, and Ruth.  The rest of the family were all still living in Gaston County in 1930.

 

 

09 January - South Point Township - Lowell

Sol Cobb

 

Age

36

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Alice

 

 

26

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

I believe this was actually a second enumeration of Sylvanus F. Cobb whose family has already been listed (see above).  Where his children were on this particular day is not known.

 

 

24 January - South Point Township

David H. Cobb

 

Age

61

Born

SC

 

Parents

VA/SC

Elizabeth K.

   

 

58

 

SC

 

 

 

Margery

 

 

24

 

SC

 

 

 

Mick

 

 

17

 

SC

 

 

 

Livvi (m)

   

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

David and Elizabeth had eight children; Mary 1879 ... Tiny (f) 1889 ... James Andrew 1892 ... Marjorie L. 1895 ... Edna 1899 ... Lela 1900 ... Mick 1902 ... and Lavinia “Lilly” in 1907.  Mary, Edna, and Lela died as children.  This enumeration is the last record of Marjorie, Mick, and Lavinia.  The parents and son James were still living in Gaston County in 1930. 

 

 

08 January - South Point Township - Lowell

John S. Cobb

 

Age

61

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Mary ??

 

 

38

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

John S. Cobb is not identified.

 

 

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 

09 January - Charlotte

Elizabeth Cobb

 

Age

63

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Frank W. McComb

   

 

40

 

NC

Son_Law

 

 

Jessie C.

   

 

36

 

NC

Dau

 

 

Frank W.

   

 

08

 

NC

G-Son

 

 

 

 

This family is not identified.

 

 

11 January - Charlotte

Grover H. Cobb

 

Age

24

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Isabel

 

 

24

 

NC

 

 

 

Helen Mae

 

 

1-09M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Grover H. Cobb was the son of Preston Goforth Cobb, and the grandson of George Washington Goforth Cobb and Margaret Childers.  Grover was living with his parents in Gaston County in 1910.  He married Isabel “Last Name Unknown” about 1915.

 

Grover and Isabel had three children; Helen Mae 1918 ... Murlene 1923 ... and Katherine in 1927.  By 1930, this family had moved back to Gaston County.

 

 

07 January - Charlotte Township - Charlotte

Harry C. Cobb                  Age     23      Born   NC     Parents                  NC     NC

 

Harry Cobb is not positively identified but may have been a son of Preston Goforth Cobb, mentioned above.  He was also living in Gaston County in 1910, and had returned there by 1930.  He married about 1925 to a Maude “Last Name Unknown”. 

 

 

12 January - Charlotte Township - Charlotte

John M. Cobb

 

Age

54

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Clarence W.

   

 

33

 

NC

 

 

 

Ruth A.

 

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

William J.

   

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

John M. Cobb is not identified.

 

 

07 January - Charlotte Township - Charlotte

John W. Cobb

 

Age

64

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/IRE

Mary L.

 

 

60

 

MD

 

 

 

Charles F.

   

 

24

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

John Walter Cobb was the son of Benjamin Morris 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.

 

John was born 30 September 1855, and died 09 November 1926 in Mecklenburg County.  He married Mary Louise Grose in Mecklenburg on 15 October 1885.  She was born 1860 in Maryland, and was still living in Charlotte as late as 1930.

 

John and Mary had six children; Mary Louise 1886 ... John Walter Jr 1887 ... Loretto Elizabeth 1889 ... Anita Frances 1893 ... Frederick Charles 1895 (above) ... and Edward Ralph in 1897.  Mary married Samuel Diggle in 1909.  John Jr died in France in 1918.  Loretto died unmarried in 1914.  Anita and Edward both died as infants.  Frederick eventually moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he married Virginia Munnerlyn in 1930.

 

 

04 January - Charlotte Township - Charlotte

P.G. Cobb

 

Age

54

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Carrie

 

 

49

 

SC

 

 

 

Paul

 

 

22

 

NC

 

 

 

Gladys

 

 

08

 

NC

 

 

 

Brother

 

 

07

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Preston Goforth Cobb was the son of George Washington Goforth Cobb and Margaret Childers.  This enumeration is the last record of both he and wife Carrie.

 

They had nine children; Lillian 1893 ... James Corbett 1894 ... Grover H. 1895 ... Paul 1898 ... Gertie 1901 ... May R. 1903 ... Tollie 1908 ... Gladys 1912 ... and “Brother” in 1913.  Examining the various census records for this region, I have found numerous instances of a child being named Son, Daughter, Brother, Sister, First, Last, etc.  Therefore, I am quite certain that “Brother” was not this individual’s actual name.  The failure to locate him on the 1930 census results in his not being identified.

 

Sons James and Grover both married about 1915.  Grover was also living in Mecklenburg County at the time of this enumeration.  Both were living in Gaston County in 1930.

 

 

12 January - Paw Creek Township - Precinct 1

Avery M. Cobb

 

Age

54

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Anna L.

 

 

??

 

NC

 

 

 

Grady M.

   

 

13

 

NC

 

 

 

Jessie E. (f)

   

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

James D.

   

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

Mary S.

 

 

1-10M

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Avery McDuff 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.

 

William was the born in Catawba County about 1865.  He lived in Caldwell County for some years before moving to Mecklenburg.  He was married twice.  (1st) He married Ada E. Kale on 27 March 1887.  She was born about 1871, and died in 1900.  She bore six children; Eva 1886 ... William E. 1889 ... Florence 1891 ... Bessie 1895 ... Gladys Faye 1897 ... and an infant female in February 1900, who apparently died shortly after birth.  (2nd) Avery married Anna G. Kendall on 29 September 1901. He had seven children by her; Joe W. 1903 ... Grady 1907 ... twins Jessie E. and James D. 1911 ... Mary S. 1918 ... Hattie L. 1921 ... and Cecil L. in 1928. 

 

Daughter Gladys Faye, from the first marriage, married Hiram M. Hanvey about 1918.  They had five children before her death in 1929.  Hiram was born 19 November 1897, and died in April 1963 in Alabama.  Their children were Helen 1919 ... Goldie 1921 ... Thomas L. 1922 ... George Beaufort 1923 ... and Douglas in 1926.  There is no record of any of Gladys’ siblings after the 1910 census of Caldwell County, North Carolina.

 

Son James D., from Avery’s second marriage, apparently died young as there is no record of him after this enumeration.  Avery and the rest of his family was still living in Mecklenburg County as late as 1930.

 

 

Robeson County, North Carolina

 

24 January - Lumberton Township - Lumberton

Morris F. Cobb

 

Age

40

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Josephine F.

   

 

28

 

SC

 

 

 

Mary F.

 

 

07

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

Morris F. 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.

 

Morris was born 23 August 1879 in York County, South Carolina, and died in January 1963 in North Carolina.  He lived with his widowed mother until his marriage about 1913.  Afterwards he moved to Robeson County, and was still living there as late as 1930.

 

 

13 January - Wishart Township

Henry L. Summit

 

Age

50

Born

TN

 

Parents

TN/NC

Lizzie E.

   

 

50

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Lee Summit was the son of John Franklin Summit and Elizabeth J. Cobb, who was the daughter of James Cobb, born 1807 in South Carolina.  From census reports, it appears that James was born in York County, South Carolina and lived there his entire life.  His ancestry is not known, but he may have been a brother of the John G. Cobb, also of York County, whose descendants are DNA-matched to the pedigree of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County.  It is known James Cobb was married twice, and that Elizabeth was a child of his yet unknown first wife.  His second wife was Jane Ramsey.

 

 

Rutherford County, North Carolina

 

14 January - Camp Creek Township

Albert F. Cobb

 

Age

50

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Charles B.

   

 

34

 

NC

 

 

 

James E.

   

 

30

 

NC

 

 

 

Robert A.

   

 

28

 

NC

 

 

 

Callie M.

   

 

24

 

NC

 

 

 

Lloyd C.

   

 

22

 

NC

 

 

 

Essie G.

   

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Albertus F. Cobb was the son of James S. Cobb and Barbara Ann Ford, daughter of Andrew Ford of Gaston County.  The census taker erred on this enumeration by understating Albertus’ age by ten years ... he was born in April 1859.  He died about 1928, and is buried at Round Hill Baptist Church in Rutherford County.

 

Albertus married Mary J. Morgan about 1884.  She was deceased by the time of this enumeration.  They had eight children; Charles B. 1885 ... Forest F. 1886 ... James Ernest 1889 ... Robert Arthur 1891 ... Sue E. 1893 ... Callie M. 1895 ... Loyd C. 1897 ... and Essie Gertrude in 1892.  By the time of this enumeration Forest and Sue were already married and in their own households.

 

 

14 January - Gilkey Township

William Cobb

 

Age

77

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Julia

 

 

71

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

William Wilson Cobb was the son of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  As explained in an earlier chapter, it is believed that the elder William was the son of John Cobb, and grandson of Clisby Cobb and Margaret Halsey Young.

 

William Wilson was born 29 April 1842, and died 08 July 1927.  He is buried at Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Rutherford County.  During the War Between the States, he served in Company G, 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.  Soon after the conflict he married Frances Julia Barnes.  She was born 16 January 1848, and died 25 February 1926.  She is buried beside her husband.

 

William and Julia had four children.  Thomas Auston was born 29 August 1866, and died 14 June 1888.  He is buried at Montford’s Cove Baptist Church in Rutherford County.  There is no record of Alice after the 1880 census.  Sarah and Larah apparently married brothers; Sarah to Ulysses E. Keeter on 15 September 1895, and Larah to Ichabod S. Keeter on 24 March 1895. 

 

William’s obituary lists a Mrs. J.R. Johnson of Charlotte as a surviving daughter.  This could have been either daughter Alice or Larah, as there is no record of the latter after her marriage to Ichabod Keeter.  He was living with daughter Sarah at the time of his death.

 

 

09 January - High Shoals Township - Henrietta Precinct

Cecil Cobb              Age     22      Born   NC     Parents                  NC     NC

H/H Pink Rollins

 

Cecil Cobb is not identified.

 

 

17 January - Rutherfordton Township

Forest F. Cobb

 

Age

33

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Eva

 

 

26

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Forest F. Cobb was the son of Albertus F. Cobb and Mary J. Morgan, and the grandson of James S. Cobb and Barbara Ann Ford of Cleveland and Catawba County.  He was born in November 1886, and married Eva “Last Name Unknown” about 1912.  They had one known child; son Forest Jr was born 05 January 1922, and died 07 October 2002.

 

This is the last record of this family in North Carolina.  By the next census in 1930, they had moved to St. Lucie County, Florida.    

 

 

Spartanburg County, South Carolina

 

05 January - Beech Springs Township

Ed/C.D. Cobb

 

Age

38

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Josie

   

 

36

 

SC

 

 

 

Wofford

   

 

15

 

SC

 

 

 

Frank

   

 

13

 

SC

 

 

 

Marvin

   

 

11

 

SC

 

 

 

Louise

   

 

09

 

SC

 

 

 

Arthur

   

 

07

 

SC

 

 

 

Janet

   

 

05

 

SC

 

 

 

Charles

   

 

03

 

SC

 

 

 

Clyde

  

 

11M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

This family is not identified.

 

 

29 January - Beech Springs Township

E.S. Cobb

 

Age

42

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Nancy

 

 

63

 

SC

Mother

 

NC/SC

Hazel

   

 

06

 

GA

 

 

 

Grace

   

 

05

 

GA

 

 

 

 

 

This family had been in Spartanburg County since at least 1860.  Identifying its members is a challenge.  The 1860 census of Spartanburg District shows a J.A. Cobb, age 32, listed as the head of household.  He was deceased by 1870, as his wife Elizabeth was then listed as the head of the household.  In 1860, this couple had three children; Martha 1853 ... Nancy 1855 ... and Mary 1858.  In 1870, Elizabeth’s household showed the same three children plus William 1862, and Eddie born 1877.

 

In 1880, Elizabeth’s household listed herself and all five children except for William.  Also, Martha married in 1875 to James T. Wood and they were living nearby. 

 

It can only be deducted that Eddie was a child of Nancy, and that he was born out of wedlock.  Eddie is listed as the widowed head of household on the above enumeration, and Nancy is again listed as his mother.  Hazel and Grace were Eddie’s children by a deceased previous wife.  In 1910, Nancy and her sister Mary were living in the household of their sister Martha Wood.  Mary died in 1911 and is buried at Zoar Methodist Church in Spartanburg County. 

 

From that time on Nancy lived with her son Eddie.  She was born 15 April 1859, and died 23 March 1941.  She is buried at Zoar Methodist Church with her mother Elizabeth, sister Mary, and brother William who died in 1884.

 

 

23 January - Cherokee Township

James W. Cobb

 

Age

46

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Jane

 

 

52

 

NC

 

 

 

Broadus

 

 

22

 

NC

 

 

 

Exie

 

 

19

 

NC

 

 

 

Osie (f)

   

 

17

 

NC

 

 

 

Pearlie M.

   

 

16

 

NC

 

 

 

Hattie

 

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

James William Cobb was the son of Thompson Cobb and Cordelia Goode.  Thompson was the son of the widow Nancy Cobb found on census reports for Cleveland County, North Carolina in 1850 – 1860 – and 1870.  DNA analysis of descendants of Thompson Cobb shows a link to the lineage of Henry Cobb “the Elder” of early Barnstable, Massachusetts.

 

James was born 04 November 1873, and died 28 August 1941.  He is buried at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  In 1898, he married Jane Ann Taylor who was born 10 November 1867, and died 01 January 1946.  She is buried beside her husband.

 

Thompson and Jane had five children, all listed above.  All except Pearlie are known to also be buried at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church.

 

 

02 January - Cross Anchor Township

P.W. Cobb              Age     66      Born   SC      Parents                  SC      SC

 

P.W. Cobb is not identified.

 

 

19 January - Spartanburg Township - Ben Avon

Andrew J. Cobb

 

Age

57

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Hazey

 

 

53

 

NC

 

 

 

Elizabeth

   

 

24

 

NC

 

 

 

Lillia

 

 

18

 

NC

 

 

 

Charlie Carson

   

 

37

 

NC

Son-Law

 

 

Mary Lee Carson

   

 

32

 

NC

Dau

 

 

Robert L. Carson   

 

 

11

 

NC

 

 

 

Willie (m) Carson   

 

 

09

 

NC

 

 

 

Argile (f) Carson

 

 

04

 

NC

 

 

 

Ella Carson

   

 

02

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Andrew and Hazey had five children; Mary Lee 1884 ... Elizabeth O. 1893 ... Roy 1894 ... Ella 1897 ... and Lillian in 1899.  Roy and Ella had apparently died since the 1910 census.  As indicated above, Mary Lee married Charles Carson.  They had four children, all listed above.  Following this enumeration, the Carson’s moved to Polk County, North Carolina for some years, then finally moved to Duval County, Florida.

 

Andrew and Hazey also moved to Polk County, but eventually relocated to McDowell County.   

 

 

06 January - Spartanburg Township - Spartanburg

James W. Cobb

 

Age

33

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Bullah

 

 

30

 

SC

 

 

 

Pearl

 

 

10

 

SC

 

 

 

Charles

 

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

Marion (m) 

   

 

06

 

SC

 

 

 

Howard

 

 

04

 

SC

 

 

 

Hilda

 

 

07M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

This family is not identified.

 

 

14 January - Spartanburg Township - Spartanburg

Kate Cobb

 

Age

52

Born

GA

 

Parents

GA/GA

Beulah

 

 

28

 

SC

 

 

 

Floyd

 

 

21

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

This family is not identified.

 

 

09 January - Spartanburg Township - Spartanburg

? E. Cobb

 

Age

30

Born

SC

 

Parents

TN/SC

Mary

 

 

27

 

SC

 

 

 

Ruby

 

 

10

 

SC

 

 

 

Pearl

 

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

Richard

 

 

04

 

SC

 

 

 

Barrett

 

 

03M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

This family is not identified.

 

 

16 January - Spartanburg Township - Spartanburg

James W. Cobb

 

Age

30

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Ethel G.

   

 

24

 

SC

 

 

 

James D.

   

 

01

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

This family is not identified.

 

 

York County, South Carolina

 

05 March - Broad River Township

George S. Cobb

 

Age

72

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

William A.

   

 

47

 

SC

 

 

 

Bertha J.

   

 

32

 

SC

 

 

 

Benetta E.

   

 

14

 

SC

G-Dau

 

 

Elizabeth M.

   

 

12

 

SC

G-Dau

 

 

 

 

George Scott Cobb was the son of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  He was born about 1847, probably in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  He died 20 February 1927 in York County.  By 1870 he had married a Rachel “Last Name Unknown” and had moved to Union County, South Carolina.  By 1880, he was living in York County.  Rachel was born in 1848, and died 07 January 1917. 

 

George and Rachel had seven children; Avlona E. 1871 ... William A. 1873 ... Smith Auston 1874 ... Lula E. 1877 ... George M. 1879 ... John 1882 ... and Bertha in 1888.  Avlona, Lula, and George apparently died quite young, as there is no record of them after the 1880 census.  Smith Auston married Mary E. Burns in 1904, and they were living nearby at the time of this census. 

 

Son John Cobb also married about 1905, and was living nearby.  The children Benetta and Elizabeth shown above were his.

 

 

01 March - Broad River Township

John R. Cobb

 

Age

44

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Maggie L.

   

 

38

 

NC

 

 

 

Arthur G.

   

 

14

 

SC

 

 

 

David F.

   

 

11

 

SC

 

 

 

Carrie M.

   

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

Effie G.

 

 

3-05M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

The ancestry of John R. Cobb is not known.  He was born 1875-1877, and first appears on the 1900 census of Cherokee County, South Carolina.  He died 24 February 1945.  He married Maggie Allen about 1898.  She was born in November 1880, and died in May 1940 in Cherokee County.   

 

John and Maggie had four children, all shown above.  This census is the last record of son David.  Arthur married in 1929, and in 1930 he and sisters Carrie and Effie were living in Cherokee County with their parents.

 

 

06 January - Broad River Township - Hickory Grove

John R. Cobb

 

Age

38

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/SC

Sallie L.

   

 

39

 

SC

 

 

 

Edgar G.

   

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

William G.

   

 

10

 

SC

 

 

 

George S.

   

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

Charles R.

   

 

06

 

SC

 

 

 

John R.

 

 

2-07M

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

John R. Cobb was the son of George Scott Cobb, and grandson of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  Two of his children ... Benetta and Elizabeth ... were enumerated in the household of his parents, above.  He married Sallie “Last Name Unknown” about 1905.  She was born in 1881, and died 19 October 1937 in York County.

 

 

19 January - Broad River Township

Joseph M. Cobb

 

Age

57

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Maggie E.

   

 

42

 

SC

 

 

 

Ola Ramsey

   

 

18

 

SC

Step-Dau

 

 

Mattie B.

   

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph M. Cobb was the son of the John G. Cobb who began appearing on census reports for York County as early as 1850, and who has been DNA-matched to the pedigree of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

Joseph was born 23 January 1858 in York District, South Carolina.  He died 25 February 1925, and is buried at Canaan Methodist Church in York.  He was married twice.  (1st) He married 1879 to Martha E. Love.  She was born 1840, and died in 1918.  She is buried beside Joseph.  (2nd) He married the widow Maggie Ramsey about 1919. 

 

Joseph had no biological children.  The two shown above were his wife’s children by her first marriage.

 

 

20 February - Broad River Township

Smith Auston Cobb

 

Age

45

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/SC

Mary E.

 

 

45

 

SC

 

 

 

Blanche M.

   

 

15

 

SC

 

 

 

Frances R.

   

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

Smith Auston Cobb was the son of George Scott Cobb, and the grandson of William Cobb and Martha Harmon.  He was probably born in York County in 1874, and died there on 09 November 1944.  He married Mary E. Burns in 1904, and had only two known children, both shown above.  Blanche married Albert Patterson in 1925.

 

 

14 January - Kings Mountain Township

John Cobb

 

Age

38

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/sc

Cora L.

           

 

25

 

SC

 

 

 

James L.

   

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

Roy/Ray Neal

   

 

01

 

SC

 

 

 

Reola

 

 

02M

 

SC

 

 

 

Sara

 

 

58

 

SC

Mother

 

 

 

 

John Cobb was the son of Daniel James Cobb and Sarah Jackson, and the grandson of the John G. Cobb who began appearing on York County census reports as early as 1850, and who has been DNA-matched to the pedigree of the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.  John was born in York County and was still living there as late as 1930.

 

He was married twice.  (1st) He married about 1907 to Janie “Last Name Unknown” who was born about 1888, and was deceased by 1913.  There was one child by that marriage, son James shown above.  (2nd) He married in 1913 to Cora “Last Name Unknown”, and had four children by her; Ray Neal 1918 ... Reola 1919 ... Howard 1921 ... and Mildred in 1928.  This enumeration is the last record of son Ray Neal.

 

By the time of this census John’s father Daniel was deceased, and his mother Sarah Jackson had moved into his household, as shown above.  She was born in September 1861, and died 01 September 1933 in York County.

 

 

14 January - Kings Mountain Township

Haskell Cobb

 

Age

35

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Cora

   

 

25

 

SC

 

 

 

Melvin

   

 

04

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Haskell Cobb was also a son of Daniel James Cobb and Sarah Jackson.  He was born in August 1885, probably in York County and died there on 26 February 1933.  He married Cora about 1915, and had four children; Robert William “Melvin” 1915 ... Raymond P. 1922 ... Margaret E. 1925 ... and Nellie L. in 1928.

 

 

17 January - Kings Mountain Township

M--- Cobb (f)          Age     08      Born   SC      Parents         SC      SC

Granddaughter in h/h of widow Bumgarner (illegible)

 

The original census was simply illegible, therefore this person is not identified.

 

 

Richland County, South Carolina

 

07 January - Center Township - Bellwood School Dist

James Coff

 

Age

45

Born

NC

 

Parents

NC/NC

Girtie

   

 

31

 

SC

 

 

 

James

   

 

14

 

SC

 

 

 

Lula

   

 

12

 

SC

 

 

 

Peggie

   

 

10

 

SC

 

 

 

Lue ?

   

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

Paul

   

 

07

 

SC

 

 

 

Auther

   

 

05

 

SC

 

 

 

Lizzie

   

 

02

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

* You will note that the census taker erroneously spelled the name “COFF” on this enumeration. 

 

James C. Cobb was the son of Lawson Henry Cobb, the grandson of Robert Cobb and Leanah Hope, 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 Ambrose Cobb (Sr) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

James was born in May 1879 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, and died 13 June 1950 in Richland County, South Carolina.  He married Gertie Byars about 1899, probably in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  They lived with her parents for a period, but by 1910 were in York County.  Sometime after that they relocated to Richland County, and were still living there as late as 1930.

 

James and Gertie had nine children, and employed a unique method of naming them; “Brother” 1903 ... James “Son” 1906 ... Lula “Sister” 1907 ... Peggy 1909 ... Terley (female) 1911 ... Paul 1913 ... Arthur 1915 ... Anabeth 1918 ... and Kennedy in 1924.

 

 

Cherokee County, South Carolina

 

19 January - Cherokee Township - Blacksburg

Thomas Cobb

 

Age

37

Born

SC

 

Parents

NC/SC

Ada M.

 

 

38

 

NC

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Franklin Cobb was the son of William L. Cobb, and the grandson of the John G. Cobb who began appearing on census reports for York County, South Carolina as early as 1850, and who has been DNA-matched to the pedigree of Ambrose Cobb (Sr) from the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

Thomas was born in York County in December 1881, and died in Cherokee County in July 1954.  He was living with his parents in Cherokee County by 1900.  He married Ada M. Radford there in 1904.  She was born about 1886, and died in July 1957.  They had no children. 

 

 

24 January - Cherokee Township

Sam J. Cobb

 

Age

38

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Mattie

 

 

34

 

NC

 

 

 

Lori M.

 

 

15

 

NC

 

 

 

Ambrus

 

 

11

 

SC

 

 

 

Evie

 

 

08

 

SC

 

 

 

Coy

 

 

04

 

SC

 

 

 

Mary

 

 

02

 

SC

 

 

 

John Philbeck

   

 

65

 

NC

Father-Law

 

 

Millicie

   

 

58

 

NC

Mother-Law

 

 

 

 

Samuel J. Cobb is not identified.  Due to the fact he named a son Ambers, there is a strong temptation to say he was in some way descended from the Ambrose Cobb (Sr) found on the 1790 census of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

 

He was born in 1881, and died 24 May 1952 in Cherokee County, South Carolina.  He first appears on the 1910 census of Cleveland County, North Carolina.  He married Mattie Philbeck about 1903.  Her parents are listed in his household above. 

 

Sam and Mattie had seven children; Lori Ann 1905 ... Ambrus 1908 ... Evie 1912 ... Coy Thomas 1916 ... Mary 1918 ... Vannie (male) 1923 ... and Lois in 1926.  This enumeration is the last record of Lori and Evie.  All the rest of the family were still living in Cherokee County as late as 1930.

 

 

22 January - Cherokee Township

L.H. Cobb              Age     75      Born   NC     Parents         NC     NC

 

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

 

Lawson was born in August 1842 in that part of Lincoln County, North Carolina that became Gaston County.  He married about 1871 to Laura “Last Name Unknown”.  She was deceased by 1910.  He lived in Lincoln County until after 1880, when he moved his family to Cherokee County, South Carolina.  This enumeration is the last record of him, and shows he was an elderly widower maintaining his own household.  It is presumed he died not long after and is buried in Cherokee County. 

 

Lawson and Laura had nine children; Mamie 1872 ... Beverly (male) 1872 ... James C. 1879 ... Fanny 1879 ... Minnie 1882 ... Lucy 1885 ... Seymore 1887 ... Joseph 1889 ... and Mary 1891.

 

Mamie was born 09 June 1872, and died 19 December 1926.  She is buried in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  Fanny was born 15 January 1879, and died 30 October 1954.  She is buried at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Cleveland County, with her husband John J. Guyton who she married in 1903.  Minnie married John O. Hambright in 1905.  There is no record of  Joseph, or Mary after 1910.

 

Sons Beverly and Seymore were still living in Cherokee County as late as 1930.  Son James moved to Richland County.

 

 

22 January - Cherokee Township

Lettie B. Cobb

 

Age

38

Born

SC

 

Parents

SC/SC

Hattie/Mattie

   

 

45

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

These two sisters were actually the daughters of Lawson Henry Cobb above.  They never married and died without issue.

 

Lettie was actually Lucy Lottie.  She was born in April 1885, and died May 1967.  Hattie was actually the eldest sibling Mamie.  She was born 09 June 1872, and died 19 December 1926.  She is buried in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Go to 1930 Census

Return to 1910 Census

Return to Lincoln Co, NC Report Main Page

Return to Cobb and Cobbs Main Page