Rob's Genealogy

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

Person Page 206

David Cobb1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

born 1760, died 27 June 1839

Family: Martha Bryant (born 1770, died 1840)

Facts and Notes

  • Title: Captain1
  • Birth: 1760; Craven County, North Carolina, USAB1,8,6,3,7
  • Marriage: 1788; Martha Bryant7,8
  • Residence: 8 June 1807; Rhea County, Tennessee, USAB; David and his family had moved to Rhea County, in Tennessee, by the time that son WRW Cobb was born1,9
  • Arrival: 1809; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; David Cobb and his family had possibly arrived in Madison County, Alabama, by 180910
  • Possessions: 9 March 1810; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Purchased government land: fractional West of boundary of Section 32, Township 4S, Range 2E. The property was originally patented on 22 Apr 1814, but was not sufficiently evidenced and was re-patented on 3 Apr 196311,12
  • Legal: Between 1811 and 1816; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Served as a jury member for cases heard in April and 12 Octeber 1811, May 1813, May 1814, May 1815, and November 181613
  • Occupation: 18 April 1823; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; David ran for the House of Representatives in Madison County in 1823, but probably lost, since no other references are made about him in subsequent records14
  • Possessions: 25 July 1825; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Bryant and David Cobb patent the NE Quarter, West half of the NW Quarter, and East half of the SW Quarter in Township 5S, Range1E15
  • Residence: 1830; Madison County, Alabama, USAB5
  • Possessions: 1 July 1831; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Patented the east half of the SE Quarter of Section 34, Township 4S, Range 2E16
  • Possessions: 1 July 1831; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Patented the east half of the SE Quarter of Section 10, Township 5S, Range 2E16
  • Possessions: 1 July 1831; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Patented the west half of the NE Quarter of Section 10, Township 5S, Range 2E16
  • Occupation: 30 May 1833; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Served on a committee to draw up rules for the Committee of Vigilance17
  • Death: 27 June 1839; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 791,4,7,3
  • Burial: After 27 June 1839; Cobb Cemetery, Cherrytree, Madison County, Alabama, USAB; 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.3,1
  • Probate: 26 August 1839; Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USAB; Williamson RW Cobb petitioned to administer his father's (David Cobb's) estate in August 1839.18
  • Probate: 2 December 1839; Madison County, Alabama, USAB; David Cobb's owned at least 10 slaves at the time of his death, who were sold on 2 December 1839. See probate note for details19
  • Note: Deed records also show that David and Martha Cobb transfered title for a section of land to Bryant Cobb on 12 May, 1837.

Citations

  1. [S403] Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for Capt David Cobb
  2. [S461] Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Births, Record for Stancil Cobb
  3. [S370] Ancestry.com, Web: RootsWeb Cemetery Index, 1800-2010, Record for David Cobb
  4. [S633] Ancestry.com, Web: RootsWeb Death Index, 1796-2010, Record for David Cobb
  5. [S371] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census, 1830; Census Place: Ranges 3 and 4, Madison, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 4; Page: 125; Family History Library Film: 0002331, Record for David Cobb
  6. [S676] Godfrey Memorial Library, comp., American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI), Record for David Cobb
  7. [S609] Ancestry.com, North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 161 : 1920, Record for David Cobb
  8. [S425] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 48.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CGC, Record for David Cobb
  9. [S370] Ancestry.com, Web: RootsWeb Cemetery Index, 1800-2010, Record for Williamson Robert Winfield Cobb
  10. [S4] Compiler: Gandrud, Pauline Jones, Gandrud, Pauline Jones, Alabama Records, Vols 1-4, Alabama Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars
  11. [S651] , Mills, D. Rachal, "Cobbs and Related Families of Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia," Report No. 2 [citing Margaret Cowart, Old Madison Land Records of Madison County: 178]
  12. [S653] BLM, Bureau of Land Management, (Land Patent Search), digital images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=0107-247&docClass=CV&sid=zzzdmapw.tyx: accessed 15 Nov 2016), David Cobb, Madison County, Alabama, patent no. 247
  13. [S651] , Mills, D. Rachal, "Cobbs of Madison County, Alabama," Report No. 3 [citing Mississippi Territory Minute Book, Superior Court of Law and Equity: 8, 12, 62, 111, 147, 182]
  14. [S4] Compiler: Gandrud, Pauline Jones, Gandrud, Pauline Jones, Alabama Records, Volume 35, Madison County Newspapers
  15. [S653] BLM, Bureau of Land Management, (Land Patent Search), digital images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=0121-117&docClass=CV&sid=uqsxh1i2.vyd#patentDetailsTabIndex=0: accessed 16 Nov 2016), David and Bryant Cobb, Madison County, Alabama, patent no. 1499
  16. [S653] BLM, Bureau of Land Management, (Land Patent Search), digital images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=AL1230__.039&docClass=STA&sid=ye3jcg5d.u5b: accessed 15 Nov 2016), David Cobb, Madison County, Alabama, patent no. 119
  17. [S4] Compiler: Gandrud, Pauline Jones, Gandrud, Pauline Jones, Alabama Records, Volume 12, page 14, Madison County Newspapers, Huntsville Democrat 1833-1840
  18. [S2] , Alabama, Madison County, Records of the Orphans Court, Case Number 287 (The matter of the Estate of David Cobb, Deceased); Book 7, pages 495 and 497
  19. [S650] , Gandrud, Pauline Jones, Alabama Records, citing Madison County Probate Record Book 9, page 176-177. Cover page for this document is missing, but it appears to be a photocopy from a page in one of the volumes belonging to Pauline Jones Gandrud's Alabama Records.