Rob's Genealogy

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

Person Page 296

Richard Cobb1,2

born 1550, died 1600

Family: Sybil Sheetz (born about 1566)

Facts and Notes

  • Anecdote: Sybil Sheetz; Find A Grave website says that Richard and Sybil had 16 Children, but only Joseph (their 7th child) is known.3
  • Birth: 1550; Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandB; Yates International Marriage Records is the only source indicating that he was born in England, rather than Scotland.3,1,4,2,5
  • Education: Before 1576; Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandB1
  • Military: About 1576; (Spanish Netherlands), NetherlandsB; Protestent Rebellion Against Spain1
  • Marriage: 1576; Sybil Sheetz; NetherlandsB2
  • Marriage: About 1587; Sybil Sheetz; EnglandB; Individual records posted by members of the LDS Church to the Pedigree Resource Files, differ with regard to the date of marriage. Most indicate they were born in 1576 (some even specifically claim 8 November 1576 as the date of marriage); others suggest they were married in about 1587. I choose to use 1587 because those records claimed to have sources backing up their assumptions.6,7
  • Death: 1600; EnglandB3,5


  1. [S20] John E. Cobb Jr., Cobb Jr., John E., Cobb and Cobbs: Early Virginians, pg. 23
  2. [S367] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 59.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: TWC, Record for Sybil Sheets
  3. [S489], UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current, Record for Richard Cobbs
  4. [S152] FamilySearch, International Genealogical Index Entry, Subject: Individual Record, Richard Cobb
  5. [S679], Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current, Record for Sybil Cobbs
  6. [S20] John E. Cobb Jr., Cobb Jr., John E., Cobb and Cobbs: Early Virginians, pg. 24
  7. [S712] FamilySearch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, Familysearch; entry for Sybil Sheetz;; accessed 1 May 2016, Submission ID MMQY-Q5C