Gen. Howell  Cobb

Gen. Howell Cobb

Male 1815 - 1868  (53 years)

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  • Name Howell Cobb  [1
    Title Gen. 
    Born 7 Sep 1815  Cherry Hill, Jefferson Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Oct 1868  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From Oconee Hill Cemetery:

      Born Cherry Hill, Jefferson Co., Ga.; died New York City; son of John Addison Cobb and his wife Sarah Rootes Cobb; Solicitor General, Western Circuit 1837-1840; Representative from Georgia in the Congress of the United States 1843-51, 1855-57; Speaker of the House of Representatives 31st Congress; Governor of the State of Georgia 1851-53; Secretary of the Treasury of the United States 1857-60; President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America; Colonel 16th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, C.S.A.; Brigadier General, C.S.A.; Major General, C.S.A.

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      From 1850 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      COBB, Howell 35 M W Speaker, US House Reps. $25,000* Georgia

      *Value of real estate owned.

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      1864 - On the night of November 22, the 14th Corps of the Union Army led by General William T. Sherman camped at the Howell Cobb Hurricane Plantation, located about ten miles northwest of Milledgeville. Upon hearing that the plantation belonged to Confederate General Cobb, Sherman burned the house to the ground the next morning and then marched to Milledgeville.

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    Person ID I0249  Hull
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2010 

    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  [3, 4
    Photos
    John Addison Cobb House
    John Addison Cobb House
    Built 1840
    1234 Lumpkin Street
    Family ID F082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Lamar,   b. 23 Apr 1818, Milledgeville, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1889, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 26 May 1835  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. John Addison Cobb, II,   b. 20 Oct 1838, Americus, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Zachariah Lamar Cobb,   b. 1 Jan 1839,   d. 17 Mar 1907, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Howell Cobb, Jr.,   b. 7 Jul 1842,   d. 19 Aug 1909  (Age 67 years)
     4. Henry Jackson Cobb,   b. 15 May 1844, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1848, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     5. Basil Lamar Cobb,   b. 3 Jun 1846, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1847, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Mary Ann Lamar Cobb,   b. 15 Feb 1850, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1930, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Laura Rootes Cobb,   b. 1 Dec 1851, Milledgeville, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1852, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Sarah Cobb,   b. Between 1852 and 1858
    +9. Andrew Jackson Cobb,   b. 12 Apr 1857, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1925, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     10. Elizabeth Craig Cobb,   b. 5 Oct 1859, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1870, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     11. Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb,   b. 13 Apr 1861, Macon, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1863, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Photos
    Howell Cobb House 1835
    Howell Cobb House 1835
    Built 1835
    698 North Pope Street
    Howell Cobb House 1850
    Howell Cobb House 1850
    Built 1850
    425 Hill Street
    Family ID F098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1865 General Howell Cobb
    1865 General Howell Cobb
    In Confederate uniform
    Howell Cobb
    Howell Cobb
    Howell Cobb
    Howell Cobb

  • Sources 
    1. [S15727] Howell Cobb Family Bible, Howell Cobb and Martha Jaqueline Cobb, (Unpublished), 678.
      Howell Cobb son of John and Sarah Cobb was born the 7th of Sept. 1815.

    2. [S11225] Oconee Hill Cemetery, Editor: Charlotte Thomas Marshall, (1971 Athens HIstorical Society, Athens, GA).

    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 and Sarah Robinson Rootes were married on the 11th of April 1812.

    5. [S15727] Howell Cobb Family Bible, Howell Cobb and Martha Jaqueline Cobb, (Unpublished), 677.
      Howell Cobb and Mary Ann Lamar were married on the 26th of May 1835.


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