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Melissa Jane Cobb

Female 1872 - 1956  (83 years)


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  • Name Melissa Jane Cobb 
    Born 15 Oct 1872  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 May 1956  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Miles H Rhodes Cemetery, Roane Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Obituary Notice from Charleston Daily Mail
      Wednesday, May 30, 1956 Page 14
      Mrs. Melissa Rhodes
      Mrs. Melissa Jane Rhodes, 83, of 103 Luckado Rd., died yesterday in a local hospital of a heart attack.
      Mrs. Rhodes was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church and was a native of Roane County.
      Survivors include three sons, Lester of Vickers, Lemma of Charleston and Arlie of Hinsdale, III.; three daughters, Mrs. L. E. Fisher and Mrs. Roy Greenleaf, both of Charleston, and Mrs. Curtis Raynes of Orlando. Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Cox of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Ray Jones of South Charleston; three brothers, C. H. Cobb of South Charleston, and N. B. and W. E. Cobb, both of Charleston; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
      The body is at the Degnan Funeral Home in South Charleston
    Person ID I24861  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2007 

    Father Zachariah Taylor Cobb,   b. 16 Apr 1850, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1928, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Susannah Boothe,   b. 16 Jun 1852, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1919, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1869  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • RCMR:
      Zachariah T Cobb, 19, Kanawha, Roane, s/o Hewitt & Nancy
      Susannah Booth, 17, Jackson, Roane, d/o Charles & Rachel 6/10/1869

      1870 Roane Co WV Harper Dist # 66-72
      Taylor Cobb 21
      Susanna 17

      1880 Census Place: Harper, Roane, West Virginia Page 46B
      Zacariah T. COBB Self M M W 30 WV
      Susana COBB Wife F M W 27 WV
      Julan F. COBB Son M S W 10 WV
      Malissa J. COBB Dau F S W 8 WV
      Charles H. COBB Son M S W 3 WV
      Rachel M. COBB Dau F S W 3M WV

      1900 Roane Co WV Harper dist # 237
      Zachariah T Cobb 4/1850 m 30y
      Susanna 6/1852 8-8
      Susanna C 10/1882
      Rosetta L 7/1886
      Nelson B 2/1889
      Willie E 10/1893

      1910 Harper Dist Roane Co WV
      Cobb, Zachariah T 60 m1 40y
      Susanna E 57 m1 40y 8-8 children WV VA VA
      Rosetta L 23
      Nelson B 21
      Willie E 16

      1920 Wolf Camp Roane Co, WV # 74
      Cobb, Zachary T 69
      Rosetta L dau 34
      Willie E son 26

      Miles H. Rhodes Cemetery, aka Cox Cemetery
      Cobb, Ella, Oct 7, 1872 - May 9, 1906, w/o Franklin
      Cobb, J. Franklin "Frank" May 7, 1870-Apr 24, 1915
      Cobb, Orda, May 11, 1897-Sept 3, 1915
      Cobb, Elsie, Aug 10, 1902-Aug 30, 1924
      Cobb, Cecil, Jan 20, 1900-Aug 17, 1915, s/o Frank and Ella
      Cobb, Z. Taylor, 1850-1928, s/o Hughett and Nancy
      Cobb, Susanna E. (Boothe), Jan 16, 1852-1919
    Family ID F7715  Group Sheet

    Family Miles Herbert Rhodes,   b. 10 Oct 1855, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1950, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1892  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • 1900 Roane Co, Harper Dist
      Rhodes, Miles H 10/1855, m 7y WV VA VA
      Melissa J 10/1872, 3-3
      Laura M [or H]
      Louda J 11/1895
      Lucy G 4/1898

      1910 Harper, Roane, WV
      Rhodes, Myles H 55 m1 18y WV VAVA
      Melissa J 37 m1 18y 7-7 children WVWVWV
      Loura M 16
      Louda J 14
      Lucy G 12
      Luster J 9
      Lona P 6
      Lemmy R son 3
      Arley L 1.10

      1920 Roane Co WV Lynn Camp
      Rhodes, Miles H 64
      Melissa J 48
      Luda J 22
      Julian L 19
      Lona P 16
      Lenia/Lema R son 13
      Arlie L 11
      Goldie G 8

      Roane Co Births
      Jno M Rhodes, 17 Nov 1903. Miles (49) and Melissa J Cobb (30)

      Charles Moore and wife (front of deed)
      To Malissa J. Rhodes and M. H. Rhodes heirs
      Deed
      Recorded in Deed Book No32 page 588
      M. F. Lewellen, Clerk Aug 15, 1900 P. O. Higby

      This deed made this 15th day of August 1900 between Charles Moore and Mary A. Moore, his wife, of the first part and Malissa J. Rhodes and M. H. Rodes's (correct spelling) heirs of the second part all of the County of Roane and State of WV. Witnessedth that the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred dollars of which fifty dollars is in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the residue of $150 for which 3 note have been executed by Malissa J. Rhodes then made payable to W. E. Moore, in order, hearing date on the 11th day of August 1900. Two of said note with interest from dates and a vendor's lein is herby retained to sercure the paymnet of said note which are due and payable as follows.
      1st for $50 due July 13th, 1901
      2nd for $50 due July 13th 1902
      3rd for $50 due July 13th 1903.
      Doth bargain, sell and convey the covenants of Special Warranty to the second part all that certain tract or pacel of land laying and being on the water of Bearfork in the District of Harper County of Roane and State of WV and bounded as follows: Beginning at a stake corner to Malinda Tolley's land thence N 5 1/2 W 53 poles to a small Hickory then 4 poles to the public road then withe said road 13 poles to a stake then through a field 30 poles to a stone thence 7 poles to a stone cornd to the Malind Tolley land thence with two lines of the same recesed. N. 45 1/ 2 W 32 poles to a stone N 42 1/2 W 20 poles to the beginning containing fifteen acres more or less. The first part hereby retains the growing crops on said land. The second part is to have the privilege to work on said land and sow wheet and is to have full possession of the land with the appustenances on or before the 1st day opf November, 1900. The first part hereby trtains the lien above mentioned for the benefit of W. E. Moore to enforce the payments of the notes above mentioned in this ddeed.
      Witness the following signatures and seals This 17th day of Sept 1900
      Charles X Niire */seak)'Nary A. X (her mark) Moore (Seal)
      Attest Sophrona Rankin

      (Stamp that has 50 and initials C. M. 1900 in it.)

      State of WV Jackson County-to-wit
      I, C. E. Creenleaf, a notary Public in and for said County do certify that Charles Moore and Mary A. Moore, his wife whose names are signed to the above willing bearing date on the 15th day of August, 1900., personally appeared before me in my said County Jackson and Acknowledged to the same
      Given under my hand this 17th day of September 1900.
      C. E. Greenleaf, Notary Public
      State of West Virginia, Roane County Court, Clerk's Office, Sept. 19,1900. The foregoing___________Deed, together with the certificate there to annexed was this day admitted to record in said office.
      Teste M. F. Lewellen, Clerk

      ________________________________________________________________________________________

      W. E. Moore hereby releases the vendor's lein retained for his benefit and security in a certain deed of conveyance dated August 15, 1900, executed by Charles Moore and Mary A. Moore, his wife, to Malissa J. Rhodes and M. H. Rhodes heirs, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County Court of Roane County, West Virginia, in Deed Book No 32, at Page 588, all of the notes thereby secured having been fully paid and satisfied to the said W. E. Moore, the holder of said notes at the time of payment.
      WITNESS the following signatures this ____ day of ____________ 19___.

      ________________________________________



      Acknowledged before the subscriber by W. E. Moore this _____ day of May, 1942.

      My commission expires on the ____ day of ______ 19___.

      _________________________________________
      NOTARY PUBLIC
      ROANE COUNTY< WEST VIRGINIA

      Mary F. Moore H. M. Moore
      Emma Moore Roberts
      O. O. Moore
      J. H. Moore
      Mildred Moore Williamson
      Alma Moore Rohland
      Elizabeth Moore Meyer
    Children 
     1. Lura Mae Rhodes,   b. 16 Aug 1893, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1928, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Luda Jane Rhodes,   b. 5 Nov 1895, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1965  (Age 69 years)
     3. Lucy Gay Rhodes,   b. 31 Mar 1898, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1912  (Age 14 years)
     4. Julian Lester Rhodes,   b. 5 Nov 1900, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1989, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Lona Pearl Rhodes,   b. 17 Oct 1903, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1983, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Lemma R Rhodes,   b. 16 May 1906, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1995, Bluefield, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Arlie Lee Rhodes,   b. 16 Jun 1908, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 2004, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     8. Goldie Glendal Rhodes,   b. 31 Oct 1911, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1994, Orlando, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F7714  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Oct 1872 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Oct 1892 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Miles H Rhodes Cemetery, Roane Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rhodes, Miles and Melissa Jane Cobb
    Rhodes, Miles and Melissa Jane Cobb
    Miles and Melissa with granddaughter Joyce

  • Sources 
    1. [S518] Census.

    2. [S15] Marriage Records, Roane Co, WV.

    3. [S447] Joyce Mertens.