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Alexander Cobb

Male 1773 - Bef 1856  (< 83 years)


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  • Name Alexander Cobb 
    Nickname Sanders 
    Born 1773  Edgefield Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Private, Youngblood's, 1st Regiment, SC 
    Died Bef 7 Nov 1856  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 his home once stood) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4915  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 

    Father William Cobb,   b. Abt 1753, SC (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1775–1780, S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Mother Rebecca (Quarterbreed Indian) unknown,   b. Abt 1755, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Bibb Co. (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Family ID F6127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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 
    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

    Family 2 Lavinia Parminter 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Underwood Parminter Cobb,   b. 15 May 1839, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1915  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mirrium Campbell 
    Married 21 Dec 1826  Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Abt 1828  Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • The Meeting and Marriage of
      Alexander Cobb and Elizabeth Ruth Banks
      This information is from Elizabeth McNeill, daughter of Mary Ann Cobb McNeill (daughter of James A. & Elizabeth Malone Campbell Cobb). It is a written account of the meeting marriage of Alexander Cobb and Elizabeth Ruth Banks:
       
      "Alexander Cobb came from Georgia and settled near Isabella Church, Alabama.  He built a plantation on Autauga Creek.  He was half Indian, but didn't acknowledge the fact.  He was a bachelor who fell in love with Ruth Banks.  She was only fourteen and he was about thirty.  Her people objected to him on account of his age, so they locked her up and took her clothes away at night.  Ruth told Alexander that if she could ever slip out, she would.  So one night when there was a big snow on the ground, she crawled out of the window and walked about two miles to his home barefooted with a quilt wrapped around her.
      It was about nine o'clock when she came to the door.  Alexander was sitting up making baskets.  A man and his wife lived in the house with Alexander, so he put the man on a horse and told him to go for license and preacher.  The woman put Ruth to bed and worked with her as she was almost frozen.  Just at daybreak the preacher arrived and married them.  Shortly afterward the father, Mr. Banks, his wife and Ruth's brother rode up to the gate.  They had tracked her by the bloody tracks in the snow.  They were too late because Ruth and Alexander had been married about ten minutes before the family arrived.  Alexander and Ruth had nine children:  Ruth, Barthena, Telitha, Mary, John, William, James, Persilla and Charles Cobb." (Regarding this version, Alexander came through Georgia, not from Georgia, and his last two children with Ruth are left out.)

      Formation of the State of Alabama: From 1798 to 1819, a steady
      influx of Europeans into Alabama settled on land formerly occupied by
      several Native American tribes. Alabama became a part of the
      Mississippi Territory in 1798 after Indian cessions in north Alabama.
      The upper northeastern part was Cherokee Territory, the mid eastern
      part was Creek Territory. Migration increased after the end of the
      Creek War in 1814. In 1817, the Alabama Territory was created, and
      Alabama became the 22nd state in December of 1819.
      The Mobile area was settled even earlier. Founded in 1702 by French
      explorers, Mobile served as the capital of French Louisiana for 16
      years. In 1763, Mobile and the Gulf area of Florida became a British
      colony. Control of Mobile and British West Florida changed hands
      several times between 1780 and the War of 1812.

      In a book entitled “Baptist’s of Bibb” on page 496, McCord lists a
      cemetery he calls the Reid/Cobb Cemetery, surveyed last in 1983.
      During McCord’s earlier survey, he found four unmarked graves along
      with two marked graves, one “inaccessible, because of growth and the
      only one left marked at this time. It is for James Reid (1795/5/9 –
      1853/10/6), who was Alexander's next door neighbor according to the
      1830, 1840 and 1850 Alabama census. That means there are five graves
      besides Reid’s and they could possibly be for Alex, Ruth, Rebecca,
      Priscilla and Elizabeth Cobb. They would not be for James Reid’s
      family because after his death, his widow and children migrated west.
      My father and I spoke to an elderly lady that owned the land. She told
      us that the field was called Cobb’s Corner or Cobb's Field by the
      older locals, because it had once been owned by Alexander Cobb. That
      story was repeated by another older lady who had been the historian
      for the Mulberry Baptist Church. She said she thought she remembered
      that Alexander had been buried there near James Reid and did not
      remember when his headstone disappeared. Neither of those ladies are
      alive today, which just shows how fast we are losing our historical
      resources. And the plows get a little closer to covering the whole
      area over each year. (Source: Barbara Cobb Rowe - 2011)

      "Levi Banks Cobb was the son of Alexander "Sanders" Cobb. Alexander
      Cobb was born ca. 1772 in S.C. He served in the War of 1812 from
      Edgefield Co., S.C. Alexander's mother was Rebecca, and her second
      husband was Simon Gentry of Edgefield Co, S.C. Some researchers
      believe that James Davenport's wife was the daughter of Simon Gentry."
      (Source: Susan Cole Davenport Family Genealogy Forum July 03, 2001)

      1790 Census, Edgefield Co., S.C. gives Simon Gentry with four sons and four
      daughters.

      11 July 1792 Simon Gentry executed Deed of Mortgage to step-sons
      Sanders and Jeremiah Cobb, 147 acres lying and being on head waters
      Little Creek, bounded NW lands belonging to William Thomas. Document
      witnessed by Martin Morgan and Green Moore.
      20 July 1805 Rebecca Gentry widow of Simon relinquished Dower.
      5 Nov 1805 Sanders Cobb sold same land, lying in Edgefield Dist.
      waters of Cuffie Town Creek, waters Savannah River to William Dorris.
      Deed witnessed by Thomas Lively and Nath'l. Day.
      (Source: The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
      SCMAR, Volume XI, November 1, Winter, 1983, Page 54)

      Dukey, Dickey Gentry (prob. short for Richard) 1800 Census Edgefield
      believed to be living on this farm. Simon appeared on no other census
      neither did Dukey.

      Rebecca, Allen Gentry and Saunders Cobb on 1810 Census of Abbeville Dist.
      Federal Census: 1810, Abbeville, SC:
      Saunders Cobb: 2 m. 26-44, 4 f. under 10, 1 f. 16-25.
      Allen Gentry: 1 m. under 10, 1m. 26-44; 2 f. 16-25.
      Rebecca Gentry: 1 m. under 10, 1 m. 10-15, 1 m. 16-25; 1 f. 16-25, 1
      f. 45-up.

      South Carolinians in the War of 1812:
      Cobb, Sanders,
      Private, Youngblood's, 1st Regiment SC Militia
      Cobb, Tumer
      Private, Youngblood's, 1st Regiment SC Militia
      (Source - http://sciway3.net/proctor/state/1812/1812co.html)

      Allen Gentry, known son of Simon Gentry, moved to Shelby Co., AL where
      he died in 1853.

      After Ruth's death, Alexander married Mirrium Campbell Cobb, possibly
      to care for the children. He was not home a great deal of the time
      due to his business dealings. Alexander divorced Mirrium Campbell
      Cobb abt. 1828 "because she abused his children while he was gone".
      They had no children together.

      From "Tracking Your Roots ... Early Marriages of Bibb Co., AL":
      Campbell, Marian Cobb, Alexander Dec 21 1826

      Transcription of Record: "Alexander Cobb vs Mirian? (Mirrium) Cobb -
      Divorce - 25 April 1831 (pages 144-147)
      Alexander Cobb married Mirian ? (Mirrium) Campbell, a widow and
      entirely destitute, in December 1826. She had one child by her former
      husband, a son, who was living separate and apart from his Mother and
      well provided for by a respectable citizen of Bibb County. At the time
      of the marriage he was a widower. Less than a month after the
      marriage, Marian became peevish and abusive towards him and his
      children and in his absence she cruelly and unmercifully beat and
      abused his children without any cause. She left and declared in front
      of witnesses that she would not live with him. Her last time to leave
      was in June 1827. Marian Cobb acknowledged service of subpoena on 7
      September 1831. Sullivan & McElroy, attorneys for complainant. Divorce
      granted October term 1831, Hon. R. Saffold presiding."

      Mirrium Campbell Cobb was listed in the 1850 Census of Bibb Co., AL
      twice. Once living in the household of John C. Campbell ( her son
      from her first marriage); second living with Charles B. (Banks) Cobb
      (one of Alexander and Ruth's sons).

      Over 25 years after Ruth’s death, in September of 1850, Alexander
      petitioned the Bibb County Court to adopt Rebecca
      . In the records she
      is listed as the minor child of Vina Parminter, deceased, the phrasing
      of this tells me that Alexander never married Vina as some researchers
      have claimed. Rebecca was born about 1839, she married William Davis
      Hubbard on Dec. 19, 1854, shortly before Alexander’s death, he signed
      permission because she was underage. According to the 1900 Pct. 6,
      Shelby County, AL census they had 14 children, 8 of which were still
      living. On the 1870 Baker County census the children are Mary J. 13,
      Wiley N. 9, William 7, Lafayette 5, Josaphene 1. The Bold Springs,
      Shelby County, AL1880 census shows an additional 3, it lists Willey
      Newton 20, William D. 17, Lafayett M. 15, Josaphine 11, Martha V. 9,
      Susan R. 6, and Fannie 3. Rebecca and William are living in the
      household of their daughter and son-in-law in 1910 James F. Trucks,
      Sr. and Ava G age 27 Ava is listed as Ge?etta and Fannie is listed as
      Fannie N. (and was a teacher) on the 1900 census. On that same census
      Rebecca states she was born May 1841 and William Davis was born Jan.
      1834. She says her father was born SC and her mother in AL.
      There was a John Parminta who was from SC and died Aug. 1849 in Shelby
      County, AL, according to the mortality report, from influenza. Lavina
      Parminter has been referred to as a widow, but she may have been what
      was called a "grass widow" ... a woman that did not live with her
      husband. John's estate was left to the woman he was living with, but
      not married to. (Courtesy of Barbara Rowe)

      Alexander had an illegal intimacy with Mrs. Vina (Louvinia?) Perminter
      that made court records in August, 1844. His son, William Pinkey Cobb, wanted him declared insane, but the jury declared that he was not a lunatic. [Alabama Records Vol. 225 Bibb Co ., by Gundrad (sp) page 39]

      Sanders of Edgefield District, S.C. & Alexander Cobb of Bibb Co.,
      Alabama signed their names with the same distinctive "X" (with dots in
      each corner). Source: Gerry M. Weir ... Cobb Family Genealogy Forum
      dated September 07, 1999)

      On page 26 Marriage Book A, Bibb Co., Alexander gives consent for
      marriage of his daughter Barthena Cobb and James Honeycutt on Dec. 22,
      1823.

      From: Platt, Auty L 1400 8th St., Lake Charles, LA 70601-6416 Phone:
      (318) 436-6551 March 06, 1996...
      Alexander Cobb was among the early settlers on Mulberry Creek. He and
      his family came to the area before the year 1820. He and most members
      of his family were Natives of South Carolina. Among his neighbors
      here were Edmund Beaird, John Giles, Thomas Tucker, James Page,
      Stephen Dunn, Littleton Riggins, Joseph W. Jones, John Goodgame, Basil
      Wooley, and others.
      He had a large family and engaged in a successful farm operation. He
      created a sizeable estate that permitted a distribution of about
      thirty thousand dollars to his heirs when the estate was settled after
      his death.

      Federal Census 1850, Bibb Co., AL
      Family #914 ... Cobb,
      Alexander age 76 born SC farmer
      Rebecca age 11 born AL (Rebecca was adopted by Alexander. Her
      last name had been Underwood. There is probably documentation of her
      adoption in Chilton Co., AL records. MCM)

      Family #899 ...
      Cobb, Charles B. age 31 born SC farmer
      Millie age 29 born AL
      Levi B. age 30 born AL farmer
      Amanda age 28

      Family #630 ...
      Cobb, William age 37

      Family #793 ...
      Cobb, James age 35

      Family #844 ...
      Goodgame, James age 50 born GA
      Telitha age 42

      Title: Cobb, Alexander will summary
      Publication: Bibb Co. AL Administrators Record Book H (1855-57), p. 726, cited on Rootsweb Bibb Co. AL page
      Text: Alexander Cobb, deceased. Division of property. Heirs:. Ruth B. Thames, wife of John Thames, both of full age, both residents of Shelby County and State of Alabama. Barthena Honeycutt, wife of James Honeycutt, both of full age and both residents of Shelby County and State of Alabama. Telitha Goodgame, wife of James Goodgame, both of full age and both residents of Coosa County, Alabama. Mary Deshazo, wife of John Deshazo, both of full age and both residents of Union Parish, State of Louisiana. John Cobb, of full age and a resident of State of Louisiana. Wm. P. Cobb, of full age and a resident of Bibb County, Alabama. James Cobb, of full age and a resident of Shelby County, Alabama. Frances Gentry, wife of Larkin Gentry, both of full age and both residents of Shelby County, Alabama, said Frances being the only daughter and child of Possilla Goss, who was a daughter of the said Alexander Cobb. Charles B. Cobb, of full age and a resident of Shelby County, Alabama. Levi B. Cobb, of full age and a resident of Bibb County, Alabama. Rebecca Hubard, wife of William D. Hubbard, both being residents of Bibb County, Alabama, and said Rebecca being a minor heir over 14 years of age. And the children of Elizabeth Lawhon now deceased, who was a daughter of said Alexander Cobb to wit.

      Bibb Co Al Probate Court Special Term records dated November 7, 1856
      states that on that day James Cobb and Charles Cobb (two of
      Alexander's son) filed petition to settle his estate. Though the
      exact date of his death is not known.

      Bibb Co., AL Administrators Record Book H (1855-1857), page 726:
      Alexander Cobb, deceased. Division of property.
      Heirs:
      1. Ruth B. Thames, wife of John Thames, both of full age, both
      residents of Shelby County and State of Alabama.
      2. Barthena Honeycutt, wife of James Honeycutt, both of full age
      and both residents of Shelby County and State of Alabama.
      3. Telitha Goodgame, wife of James Goodgame, both of full age and
      both residents of Coosa County, Alabama.
      4. Mary Deshazo, wife of John Deshazo, both of full age and both
      residents of Union Parish, State of Louisiana.
      5. John Cobb, of full age and a resident of State of Louisiana.
      6. Wm. P. Cobb, of full age and a resident of Bibb County, Alabama.
      7. James Cobb, of full age and a resident of Shelby County,
      Alabama.
      8. Frances Gentry, wife of Larkin Gentry, both of full age and both
      residents of Shelby County, Alabama, said Frances bring the only
      daughter and child of Possilla (Priscilla) Goss, who was the daughter
      of the said Alexander Cobb.
      9. Charles B. Cobb, of full age and a resident of Shelby county,
      Alabama.
      10. Levi B. Cobb, of full age and a resident of Bibb County, Alabama.
      11. Rebecca Hubbard, wife of William D. Hubband, both being residents
      of Bibb County, Alabama, and said Rebecca being a minor heir over 14
      years of age.
      12. And the children of Elizabeth Lawhon now deceased, who was a
      daughter of said Alexander Cobb towit.

      An old cemetery where Cobb's are buried in Jemison, AL: Near Rocky
      Mount Church. Take 1-65 to Jemison Exit; go toward town; take a right
      on County Rd 44. Drive 1 to 2 miles, to a cross roads where Jemison
      Middle School will be on the right, next is the Jemison Flea Market.
      After the Flea Market the next brick house on the right and belongs to
      the Childress family. The cemetery is in a pasture behind their
      house. Many Cobbs and Langstons are buried there. The story is that
      they were killed by the Blackwell Gang.

      (Source of all below: Joe Pencenka who is a descendent of the Rutha
      Banks Cobb family)
      Account of Alexander Cobb's Estate
      The State of Alabama) To the Hon Jackson Gardner
      Bibb County ) Judge of Probate within and for said
      county. The undersigned administrators of the Estate of Alexander
      Cobb late of said county deceased respectfully submit unto your honor
      the following account & vouchers between themselves & said Estate for
      allowance and final settlement of said Estate Said Administrators
      charge themselves with the following Items received into their hands
      as assets of said Estate to wit The amount of the sale bill as
      received in Book H of Adms accts obn pages 483 & 484 Sold on the 10th
      day of Oct 1836 on 12 months credit to 25 due pay$ 1,538.28
      Sale bill recorded in Same Book pages 523-26
      Sold Dec 22, 1856 on 12 months credit 691.40
      Sale bill of Cotton same book page 557 net amt 570.96
      Sale bill of Cotton Same book page 655 net amt 549.42
      Error commited in Oats in page 526 same book 9.42
      Sale bill of real Estate & personal property Sold Jan 2nd 1857 page
      827 2,212.50
      Collected an Inventory of Notes Recorded in same book on pages 461 - -
      to wit
      Balance on notes of Anderson Jones 19.44
      Note on L. B. Cobb 83.35
      Note on Jno Cobb & Interest (Balance) 182.00
      Note on Isaac Lawhon & Interest 122.59
      Note on C. H. Williams (Bad)
      Note on L. B. Cobb & James Devenport 15.60
      Note on Minor Woolley & B Woolley & Interest 54.13
      Note on B. Woolly & M. Woolly & Interest 256.25
      Note on J. A. Well & S. D. McCary & Interest 266.50
      Note on Jas Cobb 30.00
      Note on Wm Devenport & W. Nix

      Sept 1844 court records state that Alexander gave Mrs. Perminter 3
      slaves, not one like I had always heard. The first two in return for
      natural love and one dollar, the third one he just sent to her.
      (Barbara Rowe-2005)

      (From the State Library of NC):
      Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was
      named in honor of the Indian tribe Chowan, which lived in the
      northeastern part of the Colony. It is in the northeastern section of
      the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Bertie,
      Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties. The present land area is
      172.64 square miles and the 2000 population was 14,150. In 1720,
      Edenton, which was named in honor of Governor Charles Eden, was
      established. In 1722 it was designated and has continued to be the
      county seat.

      1860 Slave Schedules
      Age Gender Race Name of Slave Owner Home in 1860 (City,County,State)
      38 Female Black W P Cobb Not Stated, Bibb, Alabama
      23 Male Black W P Cobb Not Stated, Bibb, Alabama
      16 Male Black W P Cobb Not Stated, Bibb, Alabama
      8 Female Black W P Cobb Not Stated, Bibb, Alabama
      19 Male Mulatto Charles Cobb Not Stated, Shelby, Alabama

      His will in Bibb Co Administrator's Record Book E (1855-1857), pate 726. Abstract in Alabama Records, Vol 166, page 67.

      Note: At one time Alexander's name was thought to have been Alexander "Grancer" Cobb due to a record having that name or term.
      From Barbara Cobb Rowe: " I found the following note on another website, and since we have all seen Alexander's middle name given as Grancer, I am sharing the info with you. The gentleman they are speaking of was a Nix from SC and about the same age as our Alexander. Don't know if this explains where the posted middle name came from as applied to our Alex ... but it is the first plausible explanation I have come across. Just something to add to you your notes regarding Sanders/Alexander Cobb.
      The middle name Grancer is a shortened form of Grand Sir or Grand Sire. This was once an informal title of respect given to older gentlemen. Sometimes it was a pet name for Grandfather. He might have been called Grancer Billy by some.
      Sometimes the nickname "Grancer" came to be thought of as a man's actual name by decendants, who in turn might name a son Grancer. Thus it is not know whether he was a "Grancer," or named after an ancestor who was called Grancer."

      There is a memorial to Alexander and Ruth Banks Cobb in the Old Mount Hope Cemetery in Jemison, AL. On it are the names of all of their children plus Alexander's adopted daughter.

      Family and Cobb Researchers,
      Having recently rediscovered a small book entitled Chilton County and Her People, by T. E. Wyatt, I have added some of his information to our book, for those that do not have a copy of Wyatt's book, and cannot acquire one. I would like to share those small additions with you, should you wish to print and insert them into your copies of Alexander's story.
      The first addition occurs on page 5 (I am including a bit before and a bit after, so you can see where I inserted the new part):
      -- headstone disappeared. Neither of those ladies is alive today, which just shows how fast we are losing our historical resources. And the plows get a little closer to covering the whole area over each year.
      There is slight change of the name of that piece of land in the book “Chilton County and Her People” by T. E. Wyatt, Editor of the Union Banner, compiled in 1940. On page 146, in a story regarding Alexander and the family move to Alabama, it is stated that the family left SC in 1812, which could not be correct, since we have copies of Alexander’s War of 1812 service records for 1813 and 1814, showing him still in South Carolina. But it goes on to state that “his entourage was quite large and cutting his way through the wilderness, he was faced with many obstacles, such as making his own roads, building makeshift bridges to cross streams, the toll of illnesses and death – both of persons and animals, the ordeal became too great to face further.”
      “By this time he had reached a point some 12 miles West of what is now Clanton, (on top of the high-hill, just west of Mulberry Baptist Church site) and here he said “Here We Rest.””
      “Having made this decision, he proceeded to establish a Homestead. At this time, the locality was part of Bibb County, and some records retaining to the family are of record today in Centerville.”
      A portion of the original Homestead is now owned by Mrs. Wiley (Eula Lecroy) Tucker and her son, Jack Tucker, and until this day, one quite-level portion of the site of the original Cobb Residence, and is still referred to as “The Cobb Field.”
      In April of 2007, while speaking to a cousin and descendant of Alexander, who still lives in Jemison, my father and I learned that it is the common knowledge of the folks in the area that Alexander is buried next to James Reid and that Ruth lies on the other side of Alex. There was a headstone for Alex that disappeared in the late 1970s or early 1980s. They say that the two daughters that predeceased Alex (Priscilla and Elizabeth) are buried there, as is Vina Parminter, mother of Alex's last daughter, Rebecca.
      The second part is at the end of the chapter regarding Mary Cobb DeShazo, about page 31 or 32 (just a sentence at the end of the chapter on her youngest child, William A., but a memory to be quoted and shared with future generations);
      William A. b. Feb. 22, 1830 Eufaula, Barbour County, AL – d. Jan. 2, 1916 in Clanton, Chilton County, AL (buried Isabella). He married Martha Elizabeth Davenport (b. 5/4/1840 – died 12/11/1913) on Dec. 15, 1867 in Bibb County, AL. They had: Walter G. b. 9/28/1872 – 1/6/1964, Emma b. 8/27/1874 – 3/13/1937, Joseph C. 8/27/1874 – 10/7/1940, all buried beside their parents in the Isabella Methodist Cem., and Malonie Cornelia b. 9/14/1882 in Maplesville, Chilton County, AL who is reported to have married George Robbins Calloway in Waco, McLennan County, TX on March 15, 1905. Walter G. is reported to have married a Maude M. Joseph C. married an Annie Mae (5/13/1887 – 9/12/1965) who is buried beside him. On the 1910 Benson (Pct. 3, Dist 36) Chilton County, AL census his family is shown as William M. 80, Martha E. 70, Walter G. 37 single, John W. 29 mar. 6 yrs. Martha states they have been married 42 years and that she had 7 children all still living. Next door to William and Martha is a William F. DeShazo 41, and his family; Josephine 41 married 14 years and had one child, Benj. F. 11. On the 1880 Benson, Chilton County, AL census the family is listed this way; William M. Deshasa 49, Martha E. 40, William F. 12, Flaner W. (dau) 9, Walter G. 7, and twins, Emma R. and Joseph C. 5. With the John W. in 1910 and Malonie Cornelia that gives us the 7 children. His middle initial is given as B. in the papers for his father’s estate settlement. William’s son, William Franklin DeShazo (1868 – 1950) had a son Guy H. DeShazo, who is quoted in the book “Chilton County and Her People”, page 146 as remembering “being carried to the site of the original Cobb Residence, and seeing, still standing, one of the “stick and dirt” chimneys.”
      (Source: Barbara Cobb Rowe -2 April 2011)