Rob's Genealogy

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

Notable People

The list below shows some of the “notable” people from this database. Mostly these are direct ancestors who have made an impact in their community, served in the military during wartime, or had interesting stories. The list is not all inclusive, and will grow over time as I have more time to research and document the activities of others in this database. Individuals are listed alphabetically within each category, except for Military Veterans, who are grouped chronologically by war, and then alphabetically.

Farmers, Businessmen, and Leaders

Military Veterans

French and Indian War

  • Woodson, Obadiah (1712-1767)French and Indian War; Captain of a Prince Edward County volunteer militia company that mounted several expeditions against the Shawnee Indians. Woodson relation.

US Revolutionary War

War of 1812

US Civil War

Indian Wars

World War 1

World War 2

Pioneers and Immigrants

  • Brown, James (??-??) – Immigrated to South Carolina on 20 Dec 1772 from Ireland aboard the ship "Lord Dunluce"; was part of Rev. William Martin's Reform Presbyterian group seeking religious freedom and given land in the back country of South Carolina to start communities and help expand the Colony. Woodson relation.
  • McDill, Thomas (1725-1794) – Overthrew a crew of mutineers intent on selling him and his fellow passengers into slavery in Bermuda and “captained” the ship into Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Winston, Sarah (c.1590-1659) – Successfully defended her sons – John and Robert Woodson – from an Indian attack by hiding them under a large washtub and in a potato hole, respectively, forever grouping their descendants as either “Washtub Woodsons” or “Potato Hole Woodsons.” Woodson relation.
  • Woodson, John (1586-1644) – Surgeon and Jamestown settler, he was killed by Indians within sight of his home (see Sarah Winston). Woodson relation.

The Macabre

  • Albert, Francis (1719-1756) – Scalped by Indians. Woodson relation.
  • Duncan, William Robert (1627/28-1690/91) – Covenant Presbyterian Minister allegedly refused to take a Jacobite Oath ordered by King Charles of England. Allegedly beheaded in or near Glasgow in January 1690/91 and buried at the foot of mount Schiehallion, a prominent mountain in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. His descendants fled to the American colonies following his death. Woodson relation.