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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, Daniel, Martha Stone. Genealogy Project. Privately held by Provided by Richard S. Cobb, Arlington, Virginia, 1995., Descendants of Alexander Cobb
  2. [S353] and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C., 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, 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