Mary Ann Lamar  Cobb

Mary Ann Lamar Cobb

Female 1850 - 1930  (79 years)

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  • Name Mary Ann Lamar Cobb 
    Born 15 Feb 1850  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Jan 1930  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From 1850 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      COBB, Mary A. L. 6/12 F W --- --- Georgia

    • From Marshall, Charlotte Thomas. Oconee Hill Cemetery of Athens, Georgia, Volume I. Athens, GA: Athens Historical Society, 2009.

      Erwin, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb 15 Feb 1850 - 16 Jan 1930, w/o Alexander S. Erwin. Originator of the Southern Cross of the Legion of Honor [Centennial Edition of Athens Daily Banner: in Jul 1898 while in Atlanta attending a reunion of Confederate veterans that Mrs. Alexander S. Erwin conceived of bestowing upon Confederate heroes a cross of honor for valor and patriotism and made her suggestion at the Daughters of the Confederacy meeting held at that reunion; no action though well received; presented as resolution to her chapter in Athens to "confer upon each and every member of the army and navy of the Confederate States of America a cross to be known as ?The Southern Cross of the Legion of Honor,? to be handed down from one generation to another" and that it be a feature of Memorial Day to confer these crosses. Resolution sequentially adopted by Athens, GA, a UDC convention in Hot Springs, AR, and a convention in Richmond, VA in Nov 1899; leading jewelers in South and large manufacturers in North requested to submit designs; Mrs. Erwin d/o Gen. Howell Cobb, a Georgia statesman, soldier and patriot ? one whom not only his native state but the whole south delights to honor. Nearly 10,000 have been bestowed within two years. ~ Mother of nine children: Mary "May" Lamar Erwin; Alexander Smith Erwin, Jr.; Howell Cobb Erwin, WH182; John Lamar Erwin; Stanhope Erwin; Andrew Cobb Erwin, G87; William Leonard Erwin, H417; Catharine Stanhope Erwin & Julien Erwin]

    Person ID I0290  Hull
    Last Modified 10 May 2010 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [1, 2
    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

    Family Alexander Smith Erwin,   b. 19 Jul 1843,   d. 7 Jun 1907  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1872  Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Smith Erwin, Jr.,   b. 5 Jan 1875,   d. 26 Jul 1899  (Age 24 years)
     2. Mary Erwin
    +3. Howell Cobb Erwin
     4. John L. Erwin
     5. Stanhope Erwin
    +6. Andrew Cobb Erwin,   b. 22 Dec 1884,   d. 16 Feb 1941  (Age 56 years)
     7. William S. Erwin
     8. Catherine Erwin
     9. Julian Erwin
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1870 Mary Ann Lamar Cobb
    1870 Mary Ann Lamar Cobb

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

    2. [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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