Edward Cobb & Dorothy Bond

Edward Cobb ca 1664 – 1731 | his parents
and Dorothy Bond | her parents
of Isle of Wight Co, VA

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

This Edward Cobb was the son of Nicholas Cobb who died ca 1686 and his older brother Nicholas Jr died later in the same year leaving Edward heir to the family lands. Edward Cobb wrote his will 26 Nov 1729 and it was proved 22 March 1731.

Edward’s wife name was Dorothy. She must have been the former Mrs. Dorothy Blunt, because an inventory of William Blunt’s estate was presented by Edward Cobb, the now husband of the widow on the 9th of July 1687. Joe H Cobb

William Blunt appearances in the Isle of Wight Co records:
1683 – Joseph Bridger excepted the land which he had previously sold to Francis Hobbs, Mrs. Dorothy Bond and William Blunt from the 850 acre tract he left his son William.
1684 – William Blunt and Nicholas Cobb Sr witness the will of Dorothy Bond.
1686 – William Blunt, about 60 years of age, helped to prove Nicholas Cobb’s will.

Children of Edward Cobb
1. Edward Cobb 1689-1742
a. James Cobb ca 1712 I of W – to Pitt Co, NC
b. Edward Cobb ca 1714 – to Edgecombe Co
c. Ann Cobb 1715 –
married Thomas Summerell
to Pitt Co, NC
d. Elinor Cobb 1719 –
married McGloghan
2. *Nicholas Cobb 1690 – 1756
married Dorothy
a. Nicholas Cobb
married *Sarah Hardy
i. Nicholas Cobb III ca 1746 – ca 1800 SH Co VA
married 1788 Martha Cooper
1. Leonard Cobb ca 1781 – ca 1861 SH Co VA
married Martha Owens ca 1790 –
a. Robert Battin Cobb
b. Henry Cobb
married Anne Pope
c. Deborah Cobb
d. William Cobb
e. Samuel Cobb
married Mary Griswitt
f. Lazarus Cobb
3. Elizabeth Cobb ca 1697 –
married Robert Lawrence d 1739
4. William Cobb ca 1695 – 1768+ went to Edgecombe County
5. Susanna Cobb 1697-
married ca 1718 William Redditt d. 1739 went to Bertie Co
Will of William [X] Redditt 24 Aug 1739 – Oct Ct 1739
“being very sick and weak…” son John Redditt – plantation where he now lives, containing 200 acres in the Bertie County on the south side of Bucklesberry Swamp, “he having already received the rest of his portion.” Daughter Ann Redditt – cow and calf. Daughter Martha Redditt – cow and calf etc. Daughter Margaret Redditt – cow and calf etc. Son William Redditt – plantation where I now live, also cow, calf, etc. Son Joseph Redditt – 105 acres on both sides of Bucklesberry Swamp, heifer, also 170 acres on Buckelsberry Swamp adj Lawrence Sarrisen, etc. Daughter Mary Redditt – cow and calf to be marked with her mark. Son Joel Redditt – 150 acres on the Gum Swamp, cow and calf. Son Isaac Redditt – 150 acres adj. my son Joel, cow and calf. To Thomas Yeates – 150 acres adj. Joseph Redditt, provided the said Thomas pays a valuable consideration for the said land. Wife Susanna Redditt – all houses, stock etc. My wife may sell my 170 acres on Bare Swamp Marsh if she sees fit, and she is to pay a debt to Nathaniel Hill. EX: son John, wife Wit: George Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, Mary [x] Lawrence

a. John Redditt 1719 – 1772
[ for now we are following the chart proposed by Joe H Cobb ]
married ?Ann
i. Peter Redditt 1740 – went to Beaufort Co, NC
married Elizabeth
1. Elizabeth Redditt
married Langley Respess
2. William Redditt
ii. Josiah Redditt 1742 –
married 14 May 1767 Sarah Williams dau of Arthur
1. Theophilus Redditt
2. William Redditt went to Sumner Co, TN
3. Josiah Redditt Jr went to Sumner Co, TN
4. Sarah Redditt
married Hardy Fleetwood
5. Asa Redditt
6. Aquilla Redditt to Shelby Co, TN
7. David Redditt to Miss.
8. Cynthia M Redditt
married James V Flatt
iii. ?Constantine Redditt 1743 –
iv. ?Job Redditt 1750 –
v. Alexander Redditt 1758 – 1816 went to Beaufort Co, NC
vi. Lodowick Redditt 1760 –
vii. Lewis Redditt 1761 –
married ca 1790 Peggy Meredith dau of William Meredith d 1780
b. Ann Redditt 1721 –
?married William Bonner d 1775
c. Martha Redditt 1723 –
married Herbert Pritchard d 1797
d. Margaret Redditt 1725 –
e. William Redditt 1727 – was in Duplin Co, NC in 1752
f. Joseph Redditt 1729 – was in Duplin Co, NC in 1754
g. Mary Redditt 1731 –
?married William Sparkman
this appears to me to be an error – if Mary married a William Sparkman it was one other that Capt Wm Sparkman who married first Anna Gardner and 2nd Mary Ward daughter of Thomas Ward and wife Pheraby
h. Joel Redditt 1733 –
i. Isaac Redditt 1737 –
j. Rachel Redditt 1739 – 1807
? married 2nd Jonathan Miller
6. *Thomas Cobb ca 1698 – to Bertie Co
a. John Cobb est 1720 – 1769 Bertie Co
i. Nathan Cobb 1753 – bef 1813
married 9 Aug 1779 Winifred [Winny] Mitchell – 1830
ii. Lewis Cobb
married and had family bef 1784
b. Thomas Cobb
7. Henry Cobb ca 1700 – 1763 Bertie Co
1757 tax list Henry Cobb 4 polls total
married Mary *Hardy ca 1710 –

*Joe Cobb notes there is no direct proof of the connection; but the records indicates it

“Nicholas Cobb Descendants, Neighbors and Relatives 1613-1983” by Joe H Cobb 1983
[his widow still has his books available]
“The Cobbs of the Tidewater” by Bruce Montgomery Edwards 1976


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