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Pharoah Cobb

Male 1752 - 1841  (88 years)


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  • Name Pharoah Cobb 
    Born 14 Sep 1752  Northampton County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Feb 1841  Hawkins Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7940  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father William (?) Cobb, Sr.,   b. 1739, Isle of Wight Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1802, McMillan Station, Knox Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Barsheba Whitehead,   b. Abt 1735, Isle of Wight Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1755, prob Isle of Wight Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years) 
    Married Isle of Wight Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barsheba Whitehead,   b. 1750,   d. Aft 1823  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Cobb
     2. Catherine Cobb,   b. Abt 1776, Sycamore Shoals, Carter Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1824  (Age ~ 48 years)
    +3. Richard Caswell Cobb,   b. 1778, Sycamore Shoals, Carter Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Sullivan Co., NC (now TN) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. Barsheba Whitehead Cobb,   b. 5 Mar 1788, Sycamore Shoals, Carter Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1856, Walnut Hill, Hawkins Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +5. Arthur Cobb,   b. 7 Oct 1790, Sycamore Shoals, Carter Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1818  (Age 27 years)
     6. William (H.?) Cobb,   b. 10 Aug 1793, Sycamore Shoals, Carter Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1823  (Age > 31 years)
    +7. Jesse Cobb,   b. Abt 1799, Sycamore Shoals, Carter Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1863  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Pharoah was born in Northampton County, North Carolina in 1752. He
      came to what is now Tennessee with his father about 1769. About 1775
      he returned to Halifax County, North Carolina to marry his first
      cousin (and his mother’s namesake), Barsheba Whitehead (born sometime
      between 1750 and 1760). Their children were: Catherine (born 1776);
      Richard Caswell (born 1778); Arthur (born October 7, 1790); William
      (born August 10, 1793); Barsheba Whitehead (born March 6, 1797); Jesse
      Cobb (born 1799); and Joseph Cobb. In the summer of 1776 he served
      four months under Captain Womack of the North Carolina militia against
      the Cherokee Indians. In 1777 he served three months in Captain Thomas
      Pierce’s company of mounted rangers. In 1780 and 81 he served under
      Colonel Isaac Shelby at the battles of Musgrove’s Mill and King’s
      Mountain. On July 11, 1788, Pharoah received a grant of 640 acres on
      Knob Creek near his father’s land in Sullivan County. His house was
      eight to ten miles from Rocky Mount. He built the first race track in
      the area, located between his house and the Watauga River, measuring a
      mile in length and 200 feet in width. In 1797 Pharoah moved his family
      to Hawkins County and built a new home at Cobb’s Ford (now in Hamblen
      County). Andrew Jackson was a frequent visitor at Pharoah’s home, and
      it was a regular stop for Jackson in his travels from Nashville to
      Washington after Jackson was elected president. The home was destroyed
      when the area was flooded to create Cherokee Lake. The family cemetery
      was moved, and is now located on the east side of Davy Crockett Boy
      Scout Camp. Barsheba died in 1840. Pharoah died on February 22, 1841.
      (Source: http://64.235.34.221/rosehill/gencobb.htm)

      Official Record - Revolutionary War
      From the following copy of Pharaoh Cobb's record in the Revolutionary War, it will be seen that he served as occasion required through five years, beginning in 1776 and ending in 1780, after the Battle of Kings Mountain:
      State Date Length Rank Officers Under Whom Served
      Captain Colonel N.C. 1776 4 months Sgt. Womack Not stated
      N.C. 1777 3 " Sgt Thos.Price Not stated

      Move : ABT 1793, Cobbs Ford, Hawkins County, Tennessee