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From Ray Flesher (Website Mechanic)

We, at this version of, are sad to announce the passing of Michael R. Cobb, who originally started a "Cobb and Cobbs" website at In 2014 because of ill health, he asked that we take over the maintenance of the website. Based on the complicated programming for that site, we started over with a simpler site (programming wise). We have been maintaining both sites for the past four years. We will continue to try to do that or point the other site to this one.

Mike was the ultimate in experts on the Ambrose Cobb line and in 2016 he lost the file on his computer. Working with him and another file he provided and documenting from online sources, such as and, we spent two months merging and correcting as best we were able to document changes.

We offer a copy of Mike's obit below so you can know more about him and offer an update to the Ambrose Cobbs file, which we will endeavor to maintain as long as possible.

Happy Trails, Mike,
and thanks for the ride!

We're happy to have known you!

Obituary for Michael R. Cobb

Michael Ray "Mike" Cobb was born August 22, 1946, in Fort Worth, to Lester Ray and Mattie Dora Cobb. Mike answered his final roll-call on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please donate to Wounded Warriors, a cause and organization he supported.

Mike and his parents traveled extensively in his younger years and at one point lived a year in Arizona after being diagnosed with asthma. They returned when his condition improved, and he spent the majority of his formative years in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mike joined the Texas Army National Guard in 1963, while a senior at Eastern Hills High School. He enlisted in the US Army following graduation and spent several years abroad. His proudest achievement was becoming a Drill Sergeant training soldiers in the defense of our country. Mike was honorably discharged in 1971. He returned to Fort Worth and dedicated the remainder of his life to public service.

He spent several years as a VA Representative with the Texas Workforce Commission assisting other veterans seeking employment and vocational education programs. He eventually retired after 14 years from DFW International Airport in 2010.

Anyone who met him quickly realized his love of country and passion for history and genealogy.

Mike graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a degree in American History. He always said, "I was born a hundred years too late..." While some consider genealogy a hobby, for him it was an obsession. Many family trips often included a stop at a cemetery to rub some headstones or a search for historical markers along the highways. He was a US Civil War and World War II reenactor and well known on the speaking circuit providing living history lectures and static displays. He inherited his love of family history from his parents who were both published authors. Mike went one step further traveling to Europe with his wife, Pamela to obtain original source document materials to publish his works to the world. He personally hosted his own family website and participated in the Cobb DNA Project; he was the 26th generation of Cobb's in the United States with a family tree dating to 1310AD from County Kent, England.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Mattie Cobb; and his sister, Rochelle Tuckness.

Survivors: Wife, Pamela Cobb; son, Patrick Cobb and wife, Bri; daughter, Joy Robinson and husband, Steve; three granddaughters, Brittany, Ashley, and Haley; and one great- granddaughter, Beckham.

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