Brig. Gen., CSA Thomas Reade Rootes  Cobb

Brig. Gen., CSA Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb

Male 1823 - 1862  (39 years)

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  • Name Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb  [1
    Title Brig. Gen., CSA 
    Born 10 Apr 1823  Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Education 29 Jul 1837  Entered Franklin College, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Education 5 Aug 1841  Graduated from Franklin College Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Education Aft Aug 1841  Read law under William L. Mitchell Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 22 Feb 1842  Admitted to bar Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 Dec 1862  Fredericksburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 19 Dec 1862  Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From William B. McCash's "Thomas R. R. Cobb, The Making of a Southern Nationalist":

      Sally was yesterday at 8 o Clock in the morning delivered of a fine boy, I say fine, because in reality he is so, a few minutes since I weighed him, you will hardly know how to believe me, when I tell you that he weighed 21 1/2 lbs, the delivery was almost too much for Sally. (John A. Cobb to Friend, 11 April 1823, ibid. In 1864 Sarah recorded that her second son weighed seventeen pounds at birth. See Henry Rootes Jackson Scrapbook, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA.)

      ***
      From "Genealogies of Virginia Families":

      27. Thomas Reade Rootes [Cobb], regarded in his day as the most eminent lawyer of Georgia; Brigadier General C.S.A., and killed at the battle of Fredrickburg [sic]. He married Marian [sic] Lumpkin and left three daughters, all married, one of them being the wife of Hon. Hoke Smith, present Secretary of the Interior.

      ***

      From 1850 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      COBB, Thomas R. R. 27 M W Attorney $8000* Georgia

      *Value of real estate owned.
    • The slave narrative of Susan Castle can be found at
      https://www.accessgenealogy.com/black-genealogy/slave-narrative-susan-castle.htm.
    Person ID I0064  Hull
    Last Modified 18 May 2017 

    Father John Addison Cobb,   b. 5 Jan 1783, Granville Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1855, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah Robinson Rootes,   b. 20 Sep 1792, Fredericksburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1866, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1812  Fredericksburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Photos
    John Addison Cobb House
    John Addison Cobb House
    Built 1840
    1234 Lumpkin Street
    Family ID F082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marion McHenry Lumpkin,   b. 22 Feb 1822,   d. 10 Jul 1897, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1844  Lexington, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Lucy Cobb,   b. 7 Oct 1844,   d. 14 Oct 1857  (Age 13 years)
     2. Sarah Addison Cobb,   b. 4 Jul 1846, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1915  (Age 68 years)
     3. Callender Cobb,   b. 2 Jun 1848, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1911, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Joseph Henry Lumpkin Cobb,   b. 21 Jun 1850,   d. 25 Oct 1851  (Age 1 years)
     5. Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Jr.,   b. 14 Aug 1852,   d. 8 Feb 1853  (Age 0 years)
     6. Marion Thomas Cobb,   b. 31 Jan 1860, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1919  (Age 59 years)
    Photos
    Thomas R. R. Cobb House
    Thomas R. R. Cobb House
    Restoration in Athens, GA opened in 2007 as a house museum
    Thomas R.R. Cobb House
    Thomas R.R. Cobb House
    Built in 1830
    194 Prince Avenue
    1856 (c.) T.R.R. Cobb Family Portrait
    1856 (c.) T.R.R. Cobb Family Portrait
    Headstones
    Lumpkin-Cobb-Gerdine Monument: 5 Cobbs
    Lumpkin-Cobb-Gerdine Monument: 5 Cobbs
    COBB
    LUCY COBB
    Born Oct. 7, 1844. Died Oct. 14, 1857.
    JOSEPH H.L. COBB
    Born June 21, 1850. Died Oct. 25, 1851.
    THOMAS R. R. COBB JR.
    Born Aug. 14, 1852. Died Feb. 8, 1853.
    THOMAS R. R. COBB
    Born April 10, 1823. Died Dec. 13, 1862.
    at Fredericksburg, Va.
    MARION MCH. COBB
    Born February 22, 1822.
    Died July 10, 1897.
    Plot: Lumpkin-Cobb, East Hill
    Lumpkin-Cobb-Gerdine Monument
    Lumpkin-Cobb-Gerdine Monument
    On each side of the monument, members of the Lumpkin, Cobb, and Gerdine families buried there are listed. Since there are no separate gravestones, it is believed that there is an underground vault that holds the remains. It would have been opened for each burial and then reclosed. No evidence of the vault is apparent.
    Plot: Lumpkin-Cobb, East Hill
    Family ID F022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1860 Thomas R. R. Cobb
    1860 Thomas R. R. Cobb
    Thomas R. R. Cobb
    Precursor of UGA School of Law
    Precursor of UGA School of Law
    Law Offices of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Thomas R. R. Cobb, and William Hope Hull
    1866 (c.) House on Fredericksburg Battlefield
    1866 (c.) House on Fredericksburg Battlefield
    T.R.R. Cobb was killed in front of this house.
    1862 Thomas R.R. Cobb
    1862 Thomas R.R. Cobb
    Bearded
    Thomas R R Cobb and Lucy Cobb
    Thomas R R Cobb and Lucy Cobb
    Reading to his daughter
    Thomas R. R. Cobb
    Thomas R. R. Cobb
    The portrait we owned when I was a child.

    Headstones
    Thomas R. R. Cobb
    Thomas R. R. Cobb
    Brig Gen 1 Army Corps
    Cobbs Brigade ANV
    Confederate States Army
    Apr 10 1823 Dec 13 1862
    Plot: Lumpkin-Cobb, East Hill

  • Sources 
    1. [S06248] The Hulls of Georgia, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 12.

    2. [S02860] Thomas R. R. Cobb, The Making of a Southern Nationalist, William B. McCash, (Mercer University Press, 1983).

    3. [S07508] Hull and Cobb History, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Unpublished).

    4. [S15727] Howell Cobb Family Bible, Howell Cobb and Martha Jaqueline Cobb, (Unpublished), 678.
      Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb son of John & Sarah Cobb was born 10th April 1823.

    5. [S02818] Genealogies of Virginia Families, Indexed by Gary Parks, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore).

    6. [S15727] Howell Cobb Family Bible, Howell Cobb and Martha Jaqueline Cobb, (Unpublished), 677.
      John Addison Cobb and Sarah Robinson Rootes were married on the 11th of April 1812.


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