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Descendants of

Ambrose Cobb
Mary Jane (Alcorn) Cobb


Ambrose Cobb
son of
Ventner Cobb
b: 1774 Halifax Co, VA
d: Aft 1850 VanBuren Township, Brown Co, IN
Mary Jane "Polly" Alcorn,
on 29 Sep 1803, in Clay Co, KY
daughter of
George Randolph & Elizabeth (LNU) Alcorn
b: 1783
d: Aft 1850 VanBuren Township, Brown Co, IN
What a "match made in heaven," doncha think?
A "COBB" marries an al- "CORN"
Aint that cute?!!!!

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Ambrose is found on tax lists for Clay Co, KY,
in years of: 1807, 1811, 1813, 1818, 1819 and 1822.
His father-in-law, George Alcorn, lived in this area,
on the old Indian War Path, then called Bale's Trace,
on Sturgeon's Creek. This area was in Madison Co, KY,
before Clay became a county in 1807.

Both George Alcorn and Ambrose Cobb are listed
as one of the first families to live in this area.
There was a Cobb in the War of 1812 from this area,
which of course, could be Ambrose.

There was also an Abel Cobb in this area, b:1814 NC,
who might have been the son of Ambrose
(unconfirmed, more research is needed about Abel Cobb).

Ambrose was missing from KY tax lists between 1813 and 1818,
the same period of time when his grandmother died in NC.
His first known child was Elizabeth "Betsy" Cobb, b: Abt 1804,
who married Radford Richardson, on 12 Aug 1822, in Clay Co, KY.

The will of Ambrose's grandfather, also named Ambrose Cobb,
was not settled until after the death of his wife,
which appears to be around 1815, after which young Ambrose
filed two documents for the lawful heirs of Ventner Cobb's share,
one in Knox Co, KY, in 1815; one in Clay Co, KY, in 1818

To view transcripts of the documents,
Click here for 1815/Knox Co ~ Click here for 1818/Clay Co
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Ambrose was given a land grant of 50 acres in Clay Co, KY,
on Sturgeon Creek, on 06 Sep 1821, Warrant #5062, issued by
Joseph Desha, Governor of the Commonwealth of KY.
It appears they followed the Alcorn family and went to Indiana.

Ambrose's & Polly's
List of Descendants
The descendant lists for this Ambrose/Polly branch are
created with information combined from what has generously
been shared by assorted contributors for posting to this website.

Pat Saupe and Jamey Cobb
- individually, and from
"The Works of Tom Cobb/Jamey Cobb/Pat Saupe"

Nancy (House) Perry

Jim Cobb

Bonnie (Cobb) Tudor

- individually, and from info collected from
fellow descendants of James Belford Cobb

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