"Cobb and Cobbs"


Important Obituary


Welcome to the "Cobb and Cobbs" surname research website, a central meeting place for anyone researching a Cobb genealogical connection. You will find here more than just another long list of links to other websites...or just another massive collection of disjointed and uncoordinated GED files. Our goal is to place here a single, organized, consolidated, and well-documented database on each of the "Cobb and Cobbs" family lines that have immigrated to North America. We believe that an organized and centralized location for the collection of surname Cobb files will not only improve everyone's accuracy, but also significantly enhance the ease and convenience of internet research. You are encouraged to search these files for your own use. All we ask is that you share your own research data with others in return, by submitting it to the appropriate File Manager listed at the bottom of this page.


The website README file contains important and useful information.
Please take a moment to look at it.


DNA Analysis

Please contact Betty Atkinson Harris Flesher
before ordering a test
at the email address below.

This project has been in operation for more than a decade; and has virtually revolutionized research of the surname Cobb and its variations. There are now more than 300 DNA samples on file. The results have been astounding but we must caution all interested parties that the Cobb DNA project at Ancestry has been dropped because they stopped maintaining it. Ancestry wanted to make more money and figure they couldn't make enough with the YDNA test so they only offer the Autosomal DNA test which they call AncestryDNA. This test is NOT compatable with the YDNA (paternal) so anyone wanting to compare their DNA results with any in the project must get their test from other organizations. We suggest starting at FTDNA and there is a spreadsheet that can be used to convert the results to compare against those in the original project. Please contact Betty Atkinson at the email address below before ordering a test.

It has now been clearly shown that unless one is fortunate enough to have an unbroken chain of PRIME SOURCE DOCUMENTATION, it is not possible to be really sure of anything without a DNA analysis. A number of people who have been working their ancestry for a long period of years have been shocked to learn they were looking up the wrong tree.

DNA testing can be expensive therefore a word of caution would be appropriate here. There are several companies offering DNA tests, and several websites recommending one or another of these tests. Ancestry.com has done a number of YDNA tests (paternal) but is now ONLY doing the autosomal test which cannot be compared to the YDNA. They have also decided not to maintain the Cobb DNA group page as in the past. This leaves Cobb researchers with a problem. We have, therefore, determined to maintain the results of previously tested Cobb males on this website.

Since Family Tree DNA is still selling the YDNA test we are recommending that Cobb males do the test through them and if desired to compare their results against the information that is now posted on this site. For privacy protection we have coded the participants results rather than posting the full name unless given permission to do so.

The DNA results are available in this website. Each established Cobb line has its own separate DNA Project Webpage. Those results that do not match any line that we have documented so far or for which there is no separate family page are grouped on a page that is called UNASSIGNED.

Anyone who has participated in the previous project but who is listed as unassigned may want to consider an autosomal DNA test. This MAY help connect with some family members from related lines who MAY have the information needed to prove your specific lineage. But be aware that the autosomal test is NOT comparable to either the maternal or paternal DNA tests.

On each separate family page this site contains there a link at the bottom so you can see that DNA Project page. There is a separate DNA Project page for unassigned Cobb families

Contact Betty Harris via email.


Website Table of Contents:

Please remember:

#1: There is no master index of surnames or individuals. Each family line has its own index. Use any internet search engine if you don't know where to start looking.

#2: If you have any difficulty linking between the various files, email Betty Harris immediately. Since there are more than 20,000 separate files in this website, please be as specific as you can as to which file could not be linked to/from, the individual's name, etc.

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DNA Analysis proves

the following Cobb families are NOT RELATED

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The Ancestors and Descendants of Ambrose Cobbs of Virginia.
The index of surnames and the index of persons.
Virginia county formation maps.
Updated Feb 2024

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The family of James COBB (1650-1725), immigrant in 1668 to MD.
The index of surnames and the index of persons.
Updated Jul 2023

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The Descendants of Henry Cobb, Elder of Barnstable, Massachusetts.
The index of surnames and the index of persons.
File Manager Paul E. Cobb
Updated Apr 2024

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The Descendants of Thomas Cobb of Boston, Massachusetts
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
File Manager Paul E. Cobb
Updated Apr 2024

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The Descendants of Stephen Cobb and Abigail Hinds of NH & MA
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
File Manager Paul E. Cobb
Updated Apr 2024

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Cobb families and descendants in Atlantic Canadian Provinces.
The index of surnames and the index of persons.
File Manager Paul E. Cobb
Added May 2024

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The Morgan Cobb line includes the descendants of immigrants from Bedfordshire, England, who went to Taunton, MA and to New Jersey. Sometimes this is called the Taunton line.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
The new file manager is Betty A. Harris.
Updated Feb 2024

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The Descendants of Samuel Cobb of Delaware
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated Feb 2024

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The Descendants of Thomas Cobb of Nova Scotia and New England.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated Mar 2024

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The Descendants of Jasper Edward Cobb including the line of Ty Cobb, the famous baseball player appears to have originated in Ireland.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated 2017 and Jul 2023

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Jeremiah and Alexander Cobb of South Carolina
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated Mar 2024

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The Kopp / Cobb family of German immigrants to Pennsylvania and later from there to NC
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated Feb 2023

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The family of William H. COBB (1792-1850), m. Louisa STASTON and lived in Obion Co, TN.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Tennessee county formation maps
Updated Jul 2023

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The three Cobb Families of Isle of Wight County, Virginia
1. Descendants of John and Eleanor Whitfield Cobb: an index of surnames and an index of persons.
2. Descendants of Joseph Cobb: an index of surnames and an index of persons.
3. Descendants of Nicholas Cobb: an index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated Jul 2023

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The two orphan Cobb Families of Georgia and the SouthEastern US
This is a grouping of families whose DNA analysis has been established as being related.
However, the common ancestor they shared has not yet been identified.
1. Descendants of Nathaniel Hugh Cobb and Winney Ann Taylor: an index of surnames and an index of persons. Updated Jul 2023
2. Descendants of James Harrison Cobb and Minnie Ann Murphy: an index of surnames and an index of persons. Updated Mar 2024

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The family of KAPP from Switzerland to Tennessee and then changed their name to COBB.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Added July 2023, updated May 2024

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The Mastin Cobb Family of South Carolina
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated May 2024

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The family of John COBB (1765-1857) from England and Desire GODFREY from RI both to Jefferson Co NY.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Added May 2024

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The family of Asa COBB, Sr. (1701-1775) born Cornwall, England and went to Dutchess Co NY.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Added May 2024

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The family of Steverson COBB, sometimes seen as Stephenson, of Upstate New York.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Updated May 2024

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The family of John COBB (1822-), born in Mecklenburg-West Pomeria, Germany, and died in Lewis Co, NY.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Added May 2024

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The family of John COBB and Sarah MARSHALL of Norfolk, England and SC and Mason Co, KY.
An index of surnames and an index of persons.
Added May 2024

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Maintained 2001-2017 by Mike Cobb

Maintained 2018-2024 by Betty Atkinson Harris Flesher