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The Surname
COBB
The Surname
COBBS
As info was being submitted to us
regarding Cobb lineages,
and so many inconsistencies were found
with regards to the spelling of the name,
for the sake of consistency,
the "s" has simply been dropped from most of our pages.
However,
the "spelling" issue is an important issue,
since anyone doing research on Cobb lineage
will most assuredly run into both spellings.

This issue is best expressed and simplified by
James W. "Jim" Cobb,
(a descendant of Ventner Cobb)
when he stated in an email that

"The "S" on Cobbs
was not dropped until the mid 1700's,
and not all of the Cobbs' dropped it even then."


Historical Info

provided to us by
John A. Fields
great-grandson of
Elledge &Amanda(Cobb) Shull
John advises us that he received much of the info
through correspondence, in 1966, with a
John B. Cobb, of Independence, MO,
who had put a great deal of effort into the research.
THANKS, CUZS JOHN & JOHN, FOR SHARING!

The name Cobb is believed to have been of ancient
Celtic origin and to have been either given to or derived
from the City of Cobham, England. The actual meaning of
the name is obscure. It is found in ancient records in
the various forms of Cobb, Cob, Cobbs and Cobs.

Families of the name were established in Devonshire,
Lancaster, London, Oxfordshire and various parts of
Northern England at early dates. One of the Cobbs had
an estate settled upon him in Bedfordshire about the
middle of the twelfth century in return for his services
in the Battle of Hastings.

The Cobbs held many high positions of honor and trust
in England, and the family was a large and influential one
at the time of the American emigration.

Many Coats-of-Arms have been given at different times
to the various branches of the English family of Cobb.
Cobbs of Bedfordshire used "a bird between three feathers;"
Cobbs of Kent County, "Ranpant leopard and three cocks;"
Cobbs of Ireland, "arm brandishing sabre;"
Cobb of Norfolk, "a swan's head holding a fish;"
Cobb of Oxfordshire, "an elephant."

Generation #1:
Walter Cobb
b: Abt 1266
New Romney, Kent Co, England


Generation #2:
John Cobb
b: Abt 1300
Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England
d: Aft 1324 Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England


Generation #3:
Richard Cobb
b: Bef 1325
Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England
d: Aft 1337 Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England


Generation #4:
Edward Cobb
b: ??
Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England
d: Aft 1387


Generation #5:
Edmund Cobb
b: ??
Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England
d: ??
    Descendants of Edmond:
    (1) Thomas Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #6
    (2) John Cobb
    b: ?? Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England
    d: 1473
    m: Dionica Bonnington
      Descendants of John and Dionica:
    • (1)John Cobb, b: Cobb's Court,England
    • (2)Thomas Cobb, b: Cobb's Court, England
    • (3)William Cobb, b: 1443, Cobb's Court, England



Generation #6:
Thomas Cobb
b: ??
Cobb's Court, Romney Marsh, Kent England
d: Chislete, Reculver Parish, Kent England


Generation #7:
John Cobb
b: 1421
Chislete, Reculver Parish, Kent England
d: Abt 1482 Chislete, Reculver Parish, Kent England
m: Alice LNU


Generation #8:
Thomas Cobb
b: ??
Reculver, Kent England
d: ??
m: Alice LNU
    (1) Alexander Cobb
    b: 1480, Chislete, Reculver Parish, Kent England
    d: 1582, Reculver Parish, Kent England
    m: Thomasyn LNU
    • (1)Richard C. Cobb
      b: ??
      d: 1582 Reculver Parish, Kent England
      • (1)Henry C. Cobb
        b: 1561 Reculver Parish, Kent England
        d: 1617 Reculver Parish, Kent England
        • (1) Henry C. Cobb
          b: 1596 Reculver Parish, Kent England
          d: 1679 Barnstable, MA
          m: #1=Patience Hurst
          m: #2=Sarah Hinckley
    (2) John Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #9



Generation #9:
John Cobb
b: Abt 1482
Chislete, Reculver Parish, Kent England
d: ??
m: Rose Hawlett


Generation #10:
Thomas Cobb
b: Abt 1525
Faversham, Kent England
d: 1599 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
m: #1=Christina Young, Bef. 1561, Kent England
m: #2=Agnes Musared, Jul 1579, St. Nicholas Co, Kent England
    Descendants of Thomas and Christina:
    (1) Unknown Cobb
    (2) Edmond Cobb
    b: 1560 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    d: ?? Faversham, Kent England
    (3) Ambrose Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #11


Generation #11:
Ambrose Cobb
b: Abt 1563
Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
d: 01 Jan 1604/05 Petham Parish, Faversham Kent, England
m: Angelica Hunt, Abt. 1584, Kent England
    Descendants of Ambrose and Angelica:
    (1) Susanna Cobb
    b: Nov 1586 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    (2) Rachal Cobb
    b: Nov 1588 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    (3) Thomas Cobb
    b: 1590 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    (4) Edmund Cobb
    b: 1592 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    (5) Elizabeth Cobb
    b: 1594 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    (6) Ambrose Cobb
    b: 25 Aug 1595 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    d: 27 Aug 1595 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England
    (7) Jane Cobb
    b: 1597 Eastleigh Court, Lyminge Parish, Kent England

    (8) Ambrose Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #12

Generation #12:
Ambrose Cobb
b: 1603
Petham Parish, Feversham Kent, England
d: Bef. 16 Jan 1655/56 Bristol Parish, Henrico Co, VA
m: Ann White, on 18 Apr 1625, Willesborough Co, Kent England
    Descendants of Ambrose & Ann:
    (1) Ambrose Cobb
    b: Bef 12 Mar 1624/1625 Kent England
    (2) Robert Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #13
    (3) Jane Cobb
    b: Bef 1630 Kent England
    d: 12 Jan 1633/1634 Kent England
    (4) Margaret Cobb
    b: 1631 Kent England
    (5) Ambrose Cobb
    b: 1635 Hanrico Co, VA
    d: Oct 1683 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    (6) Thomas Cobb
    b: 1637 Bristol Parish, Henrico Co, VA
    d: 1702 York Co, VA

Generation #13:
Robert Cobb
b: Bef. 07 Jan 1626/27
Kent England
d: 21 Dec 1682 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
m: Elizabeth Thorpe, Bef. 1656, York Co, VA
    Descendants of Robert & Elizabeth:
    (1) Edmund Cobb
    b: 1656 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    d: 21 Dec 1692 Bruton Paarish, York Co, VA
    m: Frances LNU
    (2) Margaret Cobb
    b: 1658 York Co, VA
    d: 1684 York Co, VA
    m: William Kerle
    (3) Robert Cobb
    b: 1660 York Co, VA
    d: 18 Sep 1727 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    m: Rebecca Vinckler

    (4) Ambrose Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #14
    (5) Otho Cobb
    b: 1672 York Co, VA
    d: Aft 1693


Generation #14:
Ambrose Cobb
b: 1662
Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
d: 12 Jun 1718 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
m: Frances Elizabeth Pinkett, 1687, Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    Descendants of Ambrose & Frances:
    (1) Robert Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #15
    (2) Thomas Cobb
    b: 1689 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    d: Abt 1750 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    m: Mary Shields
    (3) John Cobb
    b: 1691 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    d: 1758 Goochland Co, VA
    m: Susannah Addison
    (4) Ambrose Cobb
    b: 1693 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    (5) Elizabeth Cobb
    b: 1695 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    (6) Frances Cobb
    b: 1697 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    (7) Edmund Cobb
    b: 1699 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    d: Bef 30 Nov 1759


Generation #15:
Robert Cobb
b: 1687
Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
d: Bef 19 Jan 1769 Hunting Creek, Halifax Co, VA
m: Crosia LNU, 1724, Halifax Co, VA
    Descendants of Robert & Crosia:
    (1) Ann Cobb
    b: 1725 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    m: FNU Crumphill
    (2) Elizabeth Cobb
    b: 1727 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
    (3) Ambrose Cobb - SHOWN BELOW AS GENERATION #16
    (4) Oather Cobb
    b: 1730 Bristol Parish, Hanrico Co, VA
    (5) Samuel Cobb
    b: 1722 Bristol Parish, Henrico Co, VA
    d: 1827 Lunenberg Co, VA
    m: #1=FNU Carter
    m: #2=Mary Morgan
    (6) Judith Cobb
    b: 1735 Bristol Parish, Henrico Co, VA
    (7) Sarah Cobb
    b: 1737 Bristol Parish, Henrico Co, VA
    (8) Mary Elizabeth "Molle" Cobb
    b: 1739 Bristol Parish, Henrico Co, VA
    d: 1810 Laurens District, SC
    m: William Anderson


Generation #16:
Ambrose Cobb
b: 1729 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
d: Aft 21 Jun 1797 Lincoln Co, NC
m: Sarah LNU, in Halifax Co, VA
    Descendants of Ambrose & Sarah:
    (1) Ventner Cobb
    b: 10 Jun 1749 (or 1751)
    d: 08 Jul 1805 Jessamine Co, KY
    m: #1=Jinnie LNU in appx 1770
    d: Appx. 1774
    m: #2=Jane LNU, in appx 1779
    (2) Robert Cobb
    b: 1750 Halifax Co, VA
    d: 1822 Halifax Co, VA
    m: Catherine LNU
    • For info on this Robert Cobb branch, visit the website
      of Debra K. Walker, a Robert Cobb descendant.
      Just CLICK HERE to go there.
      (will open a separate window)
    (3) Ralph Cobb
    b: 1752 Halifax Co, VA
    d: Aft 1779
    m: Jane Lamkin
    (4) Sarah Mary Cobb
    b: 1754 Halifax Co, VA
    d: Oct 1777 York Co, VA
    m: Ambrose Jackson
    (5) David Cobb
    b: 1756 Halifax Co, VA
    d: 27 Jun 1827 Florence, Madison Co, AL
    m: Cathrine "Kitty" Bird
    (6) John S. Cobb
    b: 1759 Halifax Co, VA
    d: 30 Jul 1841 Pickins Co, SC
    • For info on the John S. Cobb branch, visit the website
      of Mary Ann (May) Goggin, a John S. Cobb descendant.
      Just CLICK HERE to go there.
      (will open a separate window)

    (7) Ambrose Cobb
    b: 14 Feb 1761 Halifax Co, VA
    d: 31 Aug 1824 Goose Creek, Knox Co, KY
    m: Rachel Black, on 18 Mar 1783, in Lincoln Co, NC
    b: 1763 NC (daughter of Benjamin & {name unknown} Black)
    d: 02 Dec 1854 Knox Co, KY
    (8) Barbara Cobb
    b: 1763 Halifax Co, VA
    d: Aft 1782
    m: Charles Abernathy, on 04 Sep 1782, Halifax Co, VA
    (9) William Cobb
    b: 1765 Halifax Co, VA
    d: Aft 1787
    (10) James Cobb
    b: 1770 Halifax Co, VA
    m: Sarah Beach, on 23 Oct 1790 Halifax Co, VA




SPECIAL NOTE
The Cobb lineage information on this page and
throughout this website first originated from
the generous contribution of information by
Floyd Lee Cobb.
To read about his interesting 20-year quest for Cobb information,
CLICK HERE
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Revisions, corrections, additions, etc., to Floyd's work
on the "Cobb Origins" have since been
lovingly and richly contributed to us by
John Fields, Pat Saupe, Frank Downey
and others, all to whom we express our deepest gratitude.
~by Bobbie Sue Grant,
Webmistress, on behalf of the
Cobb-Sasser Webcuz Team


~Cobb Surname DNA Project~
The Cobb Surname DNA Project is well
underway and great progress is being made
If there are those of the Cobb surname
who wish to explore participating
in the Cobb DNA Project,

contact, as soon as possible, your
Project Coordinator,
Robert C. Stricklin
EMAIL:
rstrickl@oregonvos.net

To visit the "Cobb DNA Project" webpage,
CLICK HERE
~Sasser Surname DNA Project~
Four lines with Sasser ancestry in
North Carolina who were not known to be related
have been proven to share a common ancestor.
We are seeking participants with Sasser ancestry
in Maryland, Germany, or England.
If you might be interested in participating,
contact, as soon as possible, your
Project Coordinator,
Peter J. Roberts
EMAIL:
peterebay@yahoo.com
.
To visit the "Sasser DNA Project" webpage.
CLICK HERE




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