Manerva (Sprinkle) Humfleet
During the Civil War,
Arter's father, William Humfleet, was for the South, and
Manerva's father, Herl Sprinkle, was for the North.
Because of that, Manerva's father would not give her
in marriage to Arter, so the couple eloped
to Cumberland Gap (from Knox Co, KY), and
on 19 Feb 1869, in Claiborne Co, TN,
they got married.
They rode horseback and spent the night
at the salt licks in Clay County, KY.
took them through Clay County.
We wonder why they went that way.
The 3 antique maps on the right
illustrate the areas involved,
including some of the towns,
county lines, state lines, etc.,
between Clay Co, KY, and
Claiborne Co, TN
(one map takes up
where another leaves off).
The couple left out from
- then returned to -
so why, we wonder,
would they have gone north
into Clay County?
aka "Ole Chess Cobb"
aka "Colonel Chess Cobb"
was infamous for his weekly news column in the
"Barbourville Mountain Advocate"
a Laurel Co, KY, newspaper.
Chester is an important part of Cobb/Sasser family history.
To find out more about Chester's "claim-to-fame,"
and to see an example of one of his columns,
then scroll down the page.
Mazie "Pearl" (Taylor) Perry
is a daughter of Sarah's and Clabe's
who was raised by relatives and who
married Tollie Perry, a Cobb descendant.
To read narrations about
"Pearl Perry's Complicated Cobb-Sasser Connections,"
(Clicking on will open separate browser window.)
Sarah/Clabe and the Tollie/Pearl branches
(as well as for many other branches)
is being provided to us by
Glenn Earl Perry
(son of Tollie & Pearl)
THANKS, CUZ GLENN, FOR SHARING!
of the overall
Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website
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