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Charles Banks Cobb

Male Abt 1800 - 1865  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Charles Banks Cobb 
    Born Abt 1800  Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1865  Lower Yellow Leaf, Bibb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Mount Hope Cemetery, Jemison, Chilton Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4673  MyTree
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2012 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Ruth Banks,   b. Abt 1789, Abbeville or Edgefield Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1821, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1803  Abbeville or Edgefield Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amelia Giles,   b. 2 Mar 1818, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 15 Oct 1836  Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Cobb,   b. 22 Nov 1838, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Olive Frances Cobb,   b. 11 Nov 1840, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Videu Cobb,   b. 4 Oct 1842, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Martha Elmira Cobb,   b. 16 Jan 1845, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William P. Cobb,   b. 10 Oct 1847, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Rebecca Jane Cobb,   b. 22 Oct 1849, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. James Andrew Jackson Cobb,   b. 5 Oct 1851, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. David Washington Cobb,   b. 13 Dec 1853, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1944, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     9. John Alexander Cobb,   b. 11 Feb 1856, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Albert Lafayette Cobb,   b. 2 Jun 1858, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Rufus Franklin Cobb,   b. 2 Jul 1860, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Lucy Angeline Cobb,   b. 10 Aug 1865, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • From "Tracking Your Roots":
      COBB, Charles B GILES, Emelia Oct 15 1836

      Charles B. Cobb and his wife Amelia Giles married in Bibb County on
      Oct. 15, 1836. They moved to Shelby County, a part of which became
      Baker County then Chilton County in 1874.

      1850 U.S. Census E.C. River, Bibb Co., AL, enumerated 2 Dec 1850:
      Cobb, Charles B. 31 b. abt 1819 SC,
      Milly 29 b. abt 1821 AL,
      Sarah J.E. 12 b. abt 1838 AL,
      Oliver F. 10 b. abt 1840 AL,
      Martha E. 7 b. abt 1843 AL,
      Wm. C. 2 b. abt 1848 AL,
      Rebecca J. 1 b. abt 1849 AL.


      1860 United States Federal Census Shelby Co., AL PO Montevallo enumerated 2 July 1860:
      Name: Chas Cobb
      Age in 1860: 45
      Birth Year: abt 1815
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1860: Shelby, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Montevallo
      Value of real estate: View Image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Chas Cobb 45 (Charles Banks)
      A Cobb 41 (Amelia)
      S J E Cobb 22 (Sarah Ann Elizabeth)
      Martha Cobb 16 (Martha Elmira)
      Wm T Cobb 13 (William P)
      R J Cobb 11 (Rebecca Jane)
      J A J Cobb 9 (James Andrew Jackson)
      W D Cobb 7 (Washington David)
      Jno A Cobb 5 (John Alexander)
      A L Cobb 2 (Albert Lafayette)

      (Note: Rufus Franklin and Lucy Angeline were born after the 1860 Census)

      Charles B. Cobb entered land in Shelby County, Alabama located in Sec.
      10, TS 23 N, R and 13 E on May 21, 1860 and July 17 , 1860 in the
      amount of 240 acres.

      He entered the Civil War as a Private in Co. G of the 21st Alabama
      Infantry.

      Story of the death of Charles Banks Cobb: (Courtesy of Barbara Rowe)
      "Charles B. Cobb was at home on sick leave when he was murdered on
      Feb. 10, 1865. It was said that he first left home going in an
      easterly direction and buried $6,000 in gold. When he returned home he
      came from a westerly direction. No one ever knew where he hid the
      gold. It is said that afterwards family members dug every place that
      it could have been buried, but it was never found.

      He had a trap door under a rug in the kitchen of his home and when
      the murderers came looking for him he tried to escape but they got
      him. It is said that a group of night riders (the Blackwell Crowd)
      which is said to have included his brother Jim Cobb, came to the
      house. They took Charles out to a apple tree and hung him and shot
      him. When the men caught Charles it is said that his brother Jim said
      "let him see who is doing this" and they raised their hoods to let him
      see. It is said that when Charles' body was found it had some scraps
      from a new dress that one of Jim's daughter had made. The scrap was
      used as wadding to hold the powder and lead in the gun.

      After they left Charles' home they went to the Langston home near
      Providence Bapst. Church and killed both Charles' son-in-law Jackson
      (Jack) Langston and his father Willis Langston. They were also hung to
      a tree and shot.

      His son, John Alexander Cobb, Grandfather of William A. Cobb, Jr.,
      said that after they killed his father the group robbed and pillaged
      the house of everything leaving the family destitute. Even the cow and
      livestock were killed.

      Amelia lived until Nov. 13, 1915, living to the age of 108. She died
      of a heavy cold and was buried at Mount Hope cemetery beside her
      husband Charles,

      Directions to grave of Charles B. Cobb, located in an abandoned
      cemetery, previously known as Mount Hope Cemetery, in Northern Chilton
      County, Alabama are:
      Exit Interstate I-65 in Chilton Co., AL at the Jemison/Thorsby Exit
      219. Go West on County Rd. 42 for 1.2 miles, turn right on County Rd.
      44, go 1.8 miles to a nice modern brick home on the right. Cemetery
      is on a small hill, wooded area, behind the house about 300 yards. Or,
      go past house and turn right on St. Paul Loop Rd. The small hill,
      wooded area will be on the right after about 0.2 miles. The Cemetery
      is about 100 yards from the St. Paul Loop Rd. Grave marker was
      readable in 1997. However was unable to locate marker for Amelia."

      General location of Mount New Hope Cemetery
      From I-65, West in Chilton County 42, Turn North on Chilton County
      44, Childress farm is just past Antique Mall on the right..

      The entrance we will use to get access to the cemetery is at the
      "pasture gate", then through the "cross fence gate" to the right, then
      over the rough terrain area marked "washboard" and up to the woods
      surrounding the cemetery. We will need trucks to reach the cemetery
      area, cars will not be able to reach it. Please note that there is a
      LOT of poison ivy around the cemetery and under the trees. Dennis
      Brooks, http://www.oakhill-birmingham.org/mountnewhope/MNH-main)