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David COBB (M)
b. 1759, d. circa 26 August 1839

Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Richard Collier COBB
Descendant Chart for David COBB

     David COBB David Cobb's birth place has not yet been conclusively determined. In 1788, he married Martha Bryant 1; 2. Their son Stancil was born, according to Mormon geneaological records, on 24 July 1792, in North Carolina. Sometime after 1792, David moved his family west. His son Bryant was born in 1795 3. By the time his son, Williamson Robert Winfield, was born on June 8, 1807, the family was in Rhea County, Tennessee 4. They finally settled in Madison County, Alabama in 1809. 5

Court records show that David had established himself in Madison county by 1810, when he served on a jury during the summer of that year. He also sat on juries in January 1812 and January 1813 6. David also ran for the House of Representatives in Madison County in 1823, but probably lost, since no other references are made about him in subsequent records 7.

A Huntsville Democrat newspaper account from 30 May 1833 indicates that David Cobb served on a "committee for drawing up rules for the Committee of Vigilance" 8. Deed records also show that David and Martha Cobb transfered title for a section of land to Bryant Cobb on 12 May, 1837 9.

A copy of the records of the orphan's court of Madison County (Case no. 287) establishes David Cobb's death shortly before 26 August 1839, when his estate was settled 10 .

David Cobb is probably buried with his sons Bryant and Williamson in the "Cobb Cemetery" in Madison County near the Flint River bridge on the old highway 431 leading from Big Cove towards Owens Crossroads. In June 1994 Mary Jane (Cobb) and Robert Reyes visited the gravesite, which is located on the original tract of land settled by David Cobb. At that time the graveyard was in a copse of trees surrounded by a cornfield. The graveyard was in very poor shape and the headstones were broken and weathered; however, Bryant Cobb's headstone was still fairly legible and, with some imagination, one could still make out Katherine' and Williamson Cobb's headstones. The size and layout of the graveyard suggests that additional people are also buried there -- more than likely David and Martha Cobb. He was born in 1759 at North Carolina. He married Martha BRYANT in 1788. David COBB died circa 26 August 1839 at Florence, Alabama.11 He was buried circa 26 August 1839 at Cobb Cemetery, Madison County, Alabama; David Cobb is probably buried with his sons Bryant and Williamson in the "Cobb Cemetary" in Madison County near the Flint River bridge on the old highway 431 leading from Big Cove towards Owens Crossroads. In June 1994 Mary Jane (Cobb) and Robert Reyes visited the gravesite, which is located on the original tract of land settled by David Cobb. At that time the graveyard was in a copse of trees surrounded by a cornfield. The graveyard was in very poor shape and the headstones were broken and weathered; however, Bryant Cobb's headstone was still fairly legible and, with some imagination, one could still make out Katherine' and Williamson Cobb's headstones. The size and layout of the graveyard suggests that additional people are also buried there -- more than likely David and Martha Cobb.11

Children of David COBB and Martha BRYANT
Stancil COBB+ b. 24 Jul 1792, d. 31 Aug 1851
Bryant COBB+ b. 6 Jul 1795, d. 21 Aug 1881
Nancy COBB b. c 1798
Charlotte COBB+ b. c 1800
Jerusha COBB+ b. c 1802
Martha COBB b. c 1804
Williamson Robert Winfield COBB b. 8 Jun 1807, d. 1 Nov 1864

Citations

  1. [S48] The Roster of Texas Daughters Revolutionary Ancestors (Texas Society of the DAR Bicentennial Edition).
  2. [S49] DAR Lineage Book.
  3. [S36] Alabama Records (published).
  4. [S42] U.S. Congress, Congressional Biographical Directory.
  5. [S43] John Robert Kennamer, History of Jackson County.
  6. [S36] Alabama Records (published), Volume 80.
  7. [S36] Alabama Records (published), Volume 35, pg 16.
  8. [S36] Alabama Records (published), Volume 12, pg 14.
  9. [S36] Alabama Records (published), Volume 143, pg 18.
  10. [S21] Records of the Orphans Court of Madison County, Case No. 287, pg 497.
  11. [S21] Records of the Orphans Court of Madison County.


         

Compiler:
Robert Reyes

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