Colonel John Addison  Cobb

Colonel John Addison Cobb

Male 1783 - 1855  (72 years)

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  • Name John Addison Cobb  [1
    Title Colonel 
    Birth 1783  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Born 5 Jan 1783  Granville Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Nov 1855  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From "Genealogies of Virginia Families":

      48 John Adison Cobb (John Cobb) was born January 5, 1783, and died Nov. 21, 1855, married April 11, 1812, Sarah Robinson Rootes (born Sept. 20, 1792; died July 23, 1866). Issue: 50 Gen. Howell Cobb, U.S. Senator; 51 Laura Battaile Cobb; 52 Mildred Lewis Cobb; 53 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb; 54 John B. Cobb; 55 Mary Willis Cobb; 56 Sarah Martha Cobb. The issue of them is given in Va. Magazine, IV., 332, 222. See also William and Mary Quarterly, XI., 40, 41.*
      *See Volume III of this work, pp. 386 and 387.

      ***

      From 1850 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      COBB, John A. 68 M W None --- Virginia
    Person ID I0243  Hull
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2009 

    Father John Addison Cobb,   b. 1740, Columbia Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1811  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mildred Lewis,   b. 1753,   d. 1791  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 6 Sep1769  Granville Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Howell Cobb,   b. 22 Mar 1814,   d. 25 Oct 1814  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Howell Cobb,   b. 7 Sep 1815, Cherry Hill, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1868, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +3. Laura Battaile Rootes Cobb,   b. 12 Mar 1818, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1888, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Mildred Lewis Rootes Cobb,   b. 12 Nov 1820, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1900, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb,   b. 10 Apr 1823, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1862, Fredericksburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     6. John Boswell Cobb,   b. 6 Feb 1826, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1893, Macon, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Mary Willis Cobb,   b. 9 Jun 1828, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1899  (Age 70 years)
     8. Sarah Martha Cobb,   b. 10 Aug 1831, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1906, Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Photos
    John Addison Cobb House
    John Addison Cobb House
    Built 1840
    1234 Lumpkin Street
    Family ID F082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Addison Cobb
    John Addison Cobb

    Headstones
    Grave marker: John Addison Cobb
    Grave marker: John Addison Cobb
    In Memory of
    Col.
    John Addison Cobb
    Born 5th January 1783
    Died 28th November 1855
    An affectionate husband,
    A kind, fond parent,
    A public spirited citizen,
    A friend to the friendless,
    A consistent Christian,
    He lived:
    Wept by his family,
    Mourned by his friends,
    Respected by all,
    Without an enemy,
    In the triumphs of faith,
    He died.
    Plot: Cobb-Jackson, East Hill

  • Sources 
    1. [S07508] Hull and Cobb History, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Unpublished).

    2. [S02634] The Record of My Ancestry, A. L. Hull, (Unpublished).

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

    4. [S15727] Howell Cobb Family Bible, Howell Cobb and Martha Jaqueline Cobb, (Unpublished), 677.
      John Addison Cobb was born the 5th of January 1783.

    5. [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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