West Virginia Pioneers

William Alexander Cobb

Male 1859 - 1965  (105 years)


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  • Name William Alexander Cobb 
    Born 1 Feb 1859  Clay County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1965  [2
    Person ID I4905  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2009 

    Father Rev John Ashley Cobb,   b. 24 Oct 1841, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1919, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Holcomb,   b. 2 Jul 1842, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1899, Braxton County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1859 
    Notes 

    • 1860 Kanawha Co VA# 1429
      Hewitt Cobb 60
      Nancy M 50
      William W 15
      Winfield S 13
      Zechariah T 10
      Nancy M 8
      John 21
      Mary 19
      William A 1

      1870 Roane Co WV Harper Dist # 67-73
      John A Cobb 29
      Mary E 27
      Alex.r 11
      Irene E 9
      Sarah C 6
      Lewis A 5
      Jas H (N?) F 3
      Mathew (?) M 2 (m)

      1880 Census Place: Harper, Roane, West Virginia Page 40B
      John A. COBB Self M M W 40 WV
      Mary E. COBB Wife F M W 30 WV
      William A. COBB Son M S W 21 WV
      Lewis A. COBB Son M S W 15 WV
      Sarah C. COBB Dau F S W 17 WV
      James H. COBB Son M S W 13 WV
      Martha M. COBB Dau F S W 12 WV
      Peter S. COBB Son M S W 10 WV
      Ceary M. COBB Son M S W 9 WV
      Mary D. COBB Dau F S W 7 WV
      Allis COBB Dau F S W 5 WV
      Lorina V. COBB Dau F S W 2 WV
      Perry L. COBB Son M S W 3M WV

      John is buried Old Ironside Baptist Church Cemetery
      Mary is buried Highwood Cemetery near Falls Mill, Braxton co., WV
    Family ID F10906  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Margaret Jane Rhodes,   b. 5 Jun 1857, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1902, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1880  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • JCMR
      William A Cobb, 24, Clay, res Roane
      Margaret J Rhodes, 21, Jackson, 11/3/1880 [she was 3 in 1860 census]
    Children 
     1. William A Cobb,   b. 29 Jan 1882, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1953, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F1649  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Viola Tolley,   b. Mar 1858, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1882 
    Notes 

    • 1900 Fayetteville, Fayette, WV # 69
      Cobb, WA 5/1859 m 18y
      Mary 3/1858 m 18y 2-2 children
      Festus son 1/1887 17 (12?) S
      John son 9/1891 8 S
      Cobb, S D boarder male 5/1876 24 S
      Cobb, P boarder male 4/1880 20 S
      Cobb, F boarder male 1/1881 19 S
      Carter, F boarder male 3/1887 13 S
      Tolley, Jno boarder male 9/1866 S
      Foreman, M boarder female 2/1879 21 S
      Foreman, S boarder male 12/1897 2

      1910 Fayetteville, Fayette, WV # 390
      Cobb, Alexander 50 m2- 27y
      Viola wf 52 m1- 27y 2-2 children
      John son 17
      Tolley, Pearl niece 11
      Jerald, Walter, boarder 20 S
      Tolley, David boarder 50 Wd
      Tolley, John boarder 48 S
      Jerald, Jerome boarder 22 s

      1920 Union, Barbour, WV # 98-99
      Cobb, William 61 m
      Viola wife 62 m
      Payne, Benjamin neph 27 S
      Earl neph 25 S
      Stanton neph 16 S
      Tolley, John bil 54 S
      Tate, Irena servant 59 Wd
    Children 
     1. Festus A Cobb,   b. Jan 1887, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John G Cobb,   b. Sep 1891, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F14061  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S518] Census.

    2. [S447] Joyce Mertens.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.