Rob's Genealogy

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

Person Page 197

John Alexander Cobb1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

born 11 December 1879, died 11 June 1943

Family: Kittie Belle Propst (born 4 July 1880, died 24 December 1964)

Facts and Notes

  • Anecdote: Kittie Belle Propst; See person note10
  • Birth: 11 December 1879; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB2,1,3,11,5,6,7,8,9
  • Residence: 1880; Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 9m; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son3
  • Residence: 1900; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 20; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son12
  • Occupation: 1900; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Dry goods salesman12
  • Marriage: 30 June 1903; Kittie Belle Propst; Fayette County, Alabama, USAB4
  • Residence: 1910; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 30; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head8
  • Occupation: 1910; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; President of a General [Mill?] store8
  • Residence: Between 1917 and 1918; Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 387
  • Description: 1918; He was of medium height and build, and had gray eyes and light hair7
  • Occupation: 12 September 1918; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; He was self-employed in the "merchant and sawmilling occupation"7
  • Residence: 1920; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 40; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head9
  • Occupation: Between 1920 and 1940; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Real estate dealer6,5,9
  • Occupation: 1924; New York County, New York, USAB; Was one of 24 Alabama delegates to the National Democratic Convention13
  • Residence: 1930; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 50; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head6
  • Residence: 1935; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB5
  • Residence: 1 April 1940; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 60; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head5
  • Occupation: Before 1943; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Served for 18 years as the mayor of Vernon, Alabama13
  • Occupation: Before 1943; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Served for 22 years as a Steward for the Methodist Church13
  • Death: 11 June 1943; Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB; Death Age: 632,11
  • Burial: 12 June 1943; Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USAB11,13
  • Note: Martha Stone Cobb Daniel wrote the following about John Alexander Cobb and Kittie Propst: "Uncle John married Kitty Propst, a lovely girl. She visited Dena to get acquainted with the Cobb family, and unfortunate for her, there was no modern plumbing in those days, and she was so humiliated when she broke the china pot (never mind, though, she fit in just beautifully and she was a marvelous cook). Uncle John was quite the debonair one, and places he would go! Elected as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in New York when Al Smith was running for President - Uncle John stayed in N. Y. so long (five weeks to be exact), we were all wondering if he had been elected, to something more than a mere delegate - Upon his return to our amazement, he was carrying a cane - By unscrewing the top you would never, never guess - The cane was concealing no less than a flask."

Citations

  1. [S457] , Daniel, Martha Stone, Genealogy Project, Descendants of Alexander Cobb
  2. [S391] Ancestry.com, Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Record for John A Cobb
  3. [S353] Ancestry.com 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 Rolland W. Cobb
  4. [S630] Ancestry.com, Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935, Record for John A. Cobb
  5. [S390] Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Vernon, Lamar, Alabama; Roll: T627_48; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 38-1, Record for John A Cobb
  6. [S447] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Vernon, Lamar, Alabama; Roll: 21; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 235.0; FHL microfilm: 2339756, Record for John A Cobb
  7. [S392] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: Alabama; Registration County: Lamar; Roll: 1509397, Record for John Alexander Cobb
  8. [S393] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Vernon, Lamar, Alabama; Roll: T624_20; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1374033, Record for John A Cobb
  9. [S667] Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Vernon, Lamar, Alabama; Roll: T625_26; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 11, Record for John A Cobb
  10. [S26] Daniel, Martha Stone Cobb, Daniel, Martha Stone Cobb, "Cobb Notes" to Cobb, Richard and Marianna, Geneaology Correspondence, 25 November, 1971
  11. [S644] , Vernon Cemetery (Vernon, Lamar, Alabama, USA), Grave Markers, Cemetery marker for John A Cobb and Kittie B Propst
  12. [S449] Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Vernon, Lamar, Alabama; Roll: 23; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0043; FHL microfilm: 1240023, Record for Rowland W Cobb
  13. [S649] , Lamar Democrat, Vernon, Alabama (print edition), John Cobb Buried Here Last Sat. P.M., Wednesday, 16 June 1943