Rob's Genealogy

Featuring the Cobb-Reyes-Bauer-Woodson families and their relations.

Person Page 191

William Arthur Cobb1,2,3

born 27 July 1856, died 17 November 1918

Family: Rosa Ellen Cobb (born 9 June 1872, died 4 March 1964)

Facts and Notes

  • Anecdote: See person note below4
  • Birth: 27 July 1856; Lowndes County, Mississippi, USAB1,2,3
  • Residence: 1860; Middle Division, Fayette County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 55
  • Residence: 1870; (formerly Sanford County), Trulls, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 156
  • Residence: 1880; Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 23; Marital status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son2
  • Death: 17 November 19183
  • Burial: After 17 November 1918; Sulligent City Cemetery, Sulligent, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB3
  • Note: Acted as best man at Roland's wedding.

    Martha Stone Cobb Daniel wrote the following about Will Cobb: "Will Cobb had his weaknesses, also, I am told. It was an accepted fact that he was supposed to fill his Father's unexpired term as Judge, and, because of this, a few of his opponents waved a bottle under his nose, and after a few drinks, he was easily persuaded to accompany friends out of Vernon at the time of the appointment - Oliver Young's Father was appointed Judge."


  1. [S457] , Daniel, Martha Stone, Genealogy Project, Descendants of Alexander Cobb
  2. [S353] and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Lamar, Alabama; Roll: 17; Family History Film: 1254017; Page: 603A; Enumeration District: 132, Record for Allex Cobb
  3. [S519], U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for William Arthur Cobb
  4. [S26] Daniel, Martha Stone Cobb, Daniel, Martha Stone Cobb, "Cobb Notes" to Cobb, Richard and Marianna, Geneaology Correspondence, 25 November, 1971
  5. [S415], 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Middle Division, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M653_9; Page: 450; Image: 456; Family History Library Film: 803009, Record for Alexander Cobb
  6. [S471], 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Trulls, Sanford, Alabama; Roll: M593_39; Page: 296A; Image: 43; Family History Library Film: 545538, Record for Alex Cobb