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Ruth Banks

Female Abt 1789 - Abt 1821  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Ruth Banks 
    Born Abt 1789  Abbeville or Edgefield Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1821  Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Possibly in "Cobb's Field" in Jemison, Chilton Co., AL (where her home once stood) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4584  MyTree
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2012 

    Father Father of Ruth Banks,   b. SC (?) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mother of Ruth MNU (Banks),   b. SC (?) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Lexington Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Cobb,   b. 1773, Edgefield Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Nov 1856, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1803  Abbeville or Edgefield Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Banks Cobb,   b. Abt 1800, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1865, Lower Yellow Leaf, Bibb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +2. Rutha Banks Cobb,   b. 19 Dec 1804, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1885, Jemison, Chilton Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Cobb,   b. 16 Apr 1806, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1902, Chilton Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +4. Telitha Cobb,   b. 1808, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Coosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. John S. Cobb,   b. 1811, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Kerr Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
    +6. Mary R. Cobb,   b. 21 Jan 1812, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1892, Collin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. William Pinkney Cobb,   b. 26 Jan 1813, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1888, New London, Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +8. James Alexander Cobb,   b. 8 Feb 1815, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1865, Rocky Mount Community in Bibb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +9. Priscilla Cobb,   b. 1816, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years)
    +10. Martha Elmira Cobb,   b. 16 Jan 1817, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1862, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +11. Levi Banks Cobb,   b. 17 Feb 1819, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1883, Union Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1789 - Abbeville or Edgefield Co., SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1803 - Abbeville or Edgefield Co., SC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth and her family came to the Mulberry Creek area (Bibb Co.,)
      before 1920. Most members of the family were from SC with links to
      Pendleton Dist. (A History of Early Bibb County Alabama, 1820-1870, by
      Ulsses H. Abrams, 1981, pg. 153.

      There is a descrepancy regarding Ruth's birthtime. The written
      account of Ruth and Alexander's meeting and marriage states that
      Alexander was 30 years her senior and that she was 14, at the time. He
      was definitely born between 1773 and 1774. This would mean Ruth would
      have been born in 1804 and that they met and were married in 1818.
      Rutha Banks, their first child, was born in 1804 in South Carolina.
      There must have been a mistake in the accounting. (Martha Cross
      Mordecai, 2002)

      Re. family of Ruth Banks Cobb:
      The Banks came from north Alabama, Levi's sister married into the
      church and their mother (second wife of their father) moved to the
      area after her husband's death. Don't have his name on the tip of my
      tongue, but am looking at him as a possible sibling of Ruth. There
      were no other Banks in the area when Levi moved there and his sister
      married to a local who became a minister. Frances was their mother. I
      think the reason they moved there was they were related to Ruth.
      (Source: Barbara Cobb Rowe - 2005)