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William Cobb1,2,3,4

born 1730, died 12 February 1797

Family: Sarah Stancel (born 1735, died 1799)

Facts and Notes

  • Title: Lieutenant4
  • Birth: 1730; Craven County, North Carolina, USABGO2,4,3
  • Birth: 1732; Southampton County, Virginia, USABGO1
  • Marriage: 1755; Sarah Stancel; Dobbs County, North Carolina, USABG3
  • Death: 1788; Martin County, North Carolina, USABGO1
  • Death: 12 February 1797; Wayne County, North Carolina, USABGO2,4
  • Note: William was born in Craven County, North Carolina, but had probably already moved to Dobbs county by 1755, when he married Sara Stansall there. He was still in Dobbs County as late as 1775, when, at the age of about 45, he enlisted in the state Minute Men. He served as a lieutenant in Capt. Jesse Cobb's company, North Carolina troops, and died in Wayne County in 1797.


  1. [S403], U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for Capt David Cobb
  2. [S20] John E. Cobb Jr., Cobb Jr., John E., Cobb and Cobbs: Early Virginians, Cobb Jr., John E.. Cobb and Cobbs: Early Virginians. Alexandria, Virginia: The Durant Publishing Company, 1976., pg 91
  3. [S425] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 49.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CGC, Record for William Cobb
  4. [S609], North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 161 : 1920, Record for David Cobb