Robert Cobb, Mary Parker, Martha Moore & Temperance Valentine

Robert Battin Cobb 1808 – 1882 | his parents
& 1831 Mary Ann Rebecca Parker 1810 – 1832 | her parents
& 1832 Martha Moore 1812 – 1837 | her parents
& 1838 Temperance Elizabeth Valentine 1812 – 1891 | her parents
of Southampton Co, VA and Hertford Co, NC

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

Robert Battin Cobb was born 14 Nov 1808 on his family’s farm in Southampton, VA. the son of Leonard Cobb and his wife Martha Owens. Robert’s mother could read; so he was taught to read. He became a school teacher by age seventeen and he continued to teach school until he was 72 years old.

Robert Battin Cobb married first on 5 April 1831 Mary Ann Rebecca Parker, daughter of Silas Parker of Mapleton and his first wife Deliah Hasty. Silas was the son of Peter and Ivarina Parker. Mary Ann Rebecca Parker and her twin brother James were born 13 Dec 1811. Mary Ann Rebecca died in childbirth with a twin of the surviving child.

Child of Robert Battin Cobb and Mary Ann Rebecca Parker:
1. Mary Ann Rebecca Cobb 12 April 1832 – bef 1879
married ca 1852 Robert Newsome Joyner 1832 – Sept 1862
died of consumption –
married 2nd 15 Feb 1870 John S Monger
1a. twin who died at birth with the mother

Robert Battin Cobb married second 23 Dec 1832 Martha Moore, daughter of Allen and Ann Warren Moore. Martha was born 11 Jan 1812. In 1834 the Ahoskie Baptist Church “licensed him to preach.” Martha died 19 Feb 1837 age 25 years, one month and eight days. Both of her little daughters had died before the end of June.

Children of Robert Battin Cobb and Martha Moore:
2. Adoniram Judson Cobb 1833 – 1 Nov 1907
named for the Baptist missionary
enlisted in 1862 in the Infantry, lost an eye, and was given a disability discharge

married 29 Dec 1864 Elizabeth A [Bettie] Jones 3 Mar 1844 – 9 Oct 1870
married 15 Oct 1872 Nancy Mitchell 1833 – 1909
daughter of William J Mitchell and wife Temperance
3. Henrietta Haseltine Cobb 1835 – June 29 1837 dy
4. Almira Ellen Cobb 1836 – Feb 27 1837 dy

Robert Battin Cobb married on 19 April 1838 his third wife, Temperance Elizabeth Valentine, born 5 Dec 1812, daughter of Lemuel Valentine of Northampton Co in 1806 and Julia Britt. Temperance died 10 April 1891 age 78.

Children of Robert Battin Cobb and Temperance Elizabeth Valentine:
9. Luther Rice Cobb 4 June 1839 – 18 Jan 1915 – school teacher
also, named for the Baptist missionary

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Luther Rice Cobb 1839 – 1915
as Private, Co C, 2nd Reg, NC Cavalry and old man

married 18 April 1867 Elizabeth Rebecca Montgomery 21 Dec 1842 – 7 March 1902
known as Lizzie –
10. Columbia Wait Cobb 6 April 1842 – 18 Oct 1845 d y [daughter]
11. Josephine Knowls Cobb 7 Nov 1844 – 2 Aug 1846 d y
12. Albert Valentine Cobb 27 March 1847 – 2 Feb 1880 tb 2 sons
married 1 Feb 1877 Margaret [Maggie] Otelia Sharrock 12 July 1854 –
13. Camilla Eley Cobb 28 Aug 1849 – 1880
married 22 April 1878 Capt. Robert LaFayette Thrower of Bertie Co
14. Julia Martha Harrison Cobb 7 Mar 1852 – 22 Aug 1854 d y
15. Charles Lemuel Leonard Cobb 7 May 1854 – 10 Aug 1949 Kelford, Bertie Co NC
married 14 Dec 1880 Fannie P Watson 8 May 1862 – 19 Aug 1903 Bertie Co NC
daughter of John Watson and wife Mary Ann of Bertie Co NC
16. Clara McBride Cobb 19 Mar 1858 – 19 June 1860 dy

Grandchildren of Robert Battin Cobb

Children of Mary Ann Rebecca Cobb and Robert Neverson Joyner:
1. Senora Thomas [Tommie] Joyner 20 Sept 1853 – 3 May 1936

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Tommie Joyner Cobb 1853 – 1936

married 18 Nov 1875 Anthony Flavius Cobb 1850 – 1920
1st cousin – son of Leonard C Cobb
2. Hannah Elizabeth Joyner Dec 1854 – 17 Sept 1863 diptheria
3. Robert Neverson Joyner, Jr 1855 –
married 27 April 1881 Susie McGlaughn
daughter of Nathaniel McGlaughn in Hertford County
a. Robert Neverson Joyner III
married Willie Hardnette
i. Susie Kathryn Joyner
ii. Neverson Joyner IV
4. Elizabeth Owen [Bettie O] Joyner 12 Jan 1858 – 20 Aug 1933 dsp school teacher
5. Junius Joyner Jan 1860 – 9 Jan 1862 dy

Child of Adoniram Judson Cobb and Bettie Jones:
1. James [Jimmy] Jones Cobb 12 April 1866 – 1 May 1908
married 12 June 1889 Jane Cherry 1869 – 30 April 1951
daughter of Theophilos Cherry and Christine Outlaw near Republican
a. Bruce Lloyd Cobb 7 July 1890 – 29 June 1965 dsp owned furniture store
b. Theophilos Cherry Cobb 2 Jan 1894 – 7 Jan 1962
engineer on the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line
married 5 Aug 1916 Kathleen Gardner 17 Feb 1893 – 24 May 1967
c. Adoniram Judson Cobb II 16 March 1897 – 3 April 1988 Norfolk VA
dentist
married 11 May 1935 Hazel W Wilson
d. James Russell Cobb 11 Sept 1898 – 5 Aug 1901 dy

Child of Adoniram Judson Cobb and Nancy Mitchell:
1. William Robert Cobb 22 August 1873 – 1946 farmer
married 29 March 1906 Alethia Jane White
a. Nancy Mitchell Cobb 1907 –
married 1926 James Hardy Pierce Jr 1904 – 1966 “logger”
b. Sarah Newbern Cobb 1909 –
married 1940 Bruce V Rice
c. Ruby Judson Cobb 1910 –
married 3 Sept 1960 Benjamin Calvin Barkely 1895 – 1964
d. William Robert Cobb Jr 1911 –
married 2 Feb 1935 Glydia Perry she died 2 Dec 1943
i. Alice Glydia Cobb 1 Dec 1943 –
married 2 Sept 1950 Marion Joyner
e. James White Cobb 1912 –
married 1939 Frances Stocks
f. Janie Cherry Cobb 1914 –
married 1937 William Alonzo Charnick 1900 – 1971
g. Charles Leonard Cobb 17 Jan 1916 – 13 Feb 1919 dy
h. Mary Willard Cobb 1917 –
married 1937 John Raymond Hunter 1907 –
i. Lucy P Cobb 11 Feb 1921 – 6 Sept 1922 dy

Children of Luther Rice Cobb and Lizzie Montgomery:
1. Julia Bell Cobb 1 April 1868 – Aug 1848 dsp – school teacher
2. William Montgomery Cobb 24 July 1871 – 7 Nov 1910 dsp – farmer
3. Blanche Mavis Cobb 2 Oct 1874 – 8 Sept 1954
married 18 Jan 1906 Charles Eaton Edwards 1 Jan 1864 – 4 Jan 1945

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Rev. and Mrs. C E Edwards
photos ca 1900
parents of Bruce Montgomery Edwards

  1. Fannie Camilla Cobb 1881 – 1971
    5. Maude Valentine Cobb 1885 – 1969

Children of Charles Lemuel Leonard Cobb and Fannie P Watson:

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Charles L L Cobb

  1. Annie Mae Cobb 17 Feb 1882 – 15 July 1965 no issue
    married Stephen Andrews Norfleet 9 Jan 1863 – 20 April 1939 Kelford, Bertie Co NC
    both buried in cemetery at Grace Episcopal Church, Woodville, NC
    2. Charles Thomas Cobb 19 Jan 1884 – 17 June 1888 d y
    3. Elizabeth Eley Cobb 9 Feb 1886 – 22 March 1947 Harrellsville NC
    both buried at Mt. Tabor Ch
    married 12 Oct 1912 Herman Jerry Holloman 13 July 1884 – 18 June 1962
    son of Kindred Magruda Holloman
    4. Valerie W Cobb 30 Nov 1887 – 14 Sept 1890 d y
    5. Jennie Williams Cobb 15 Sept 1889 – 16 Nov 1974 Kelford
    married 27 Nov 1913 Ernest E Tynes d 2 Feb 1946
    6. Hugn Lee Cobb 1 Nov 1890 – 17 Feb 1969 Southern Pines NC no issue
    was presented The Navy Cross 11 Nov 1920 for “distinguished service as commander of the USSC #259, engaged in the difficult and hazardous duty of sweeping for and removing the mines of the North Sea Mine Barrage.”
    married 20 Dec 1928 Susan Moltz of Harrisburg PA d 1966
    7. John Robert Cobb 24 July 1893 – Jan 1957 Hawaii
    joined the Navy ca 1912 – he held a license as a Chief Engineer for ANY vessel afloat [1930’s]
    married first a girl from Baltimore, MD died during the flu epidemic
    married 2nd Alice from the San Francisco CA area
    “she was a good hearted soul, an excellent cook and had the ability to spin a yarn equal to any sailor”
    married 3rd married a Chinese girl and they lived in Hawaii
    adopted child
    a. John Robert Cobb II 1942 –
    8. Francis Gordon Cobb 12 Oct 1894 – 19 Mar 1965 Richmond VA
    married 14 Sept 1921 Lois Elizabeth Tolar
    9. Vester Irene Cobb 19 Nov 1895 – 11 Feb 1988
    married 27 Aug 1913 Frederick Arthur Ruffin 23 Aug 1881 – 24 Oct 1945
    10. Rudolph Judson Cobb 12 July 1900 – Sept 1978 Norfolk VA age 78
    Rudy only had a 4th grade education because he had to stay home and work on the farm to help support the family. He was a very smart man and was Vice President of Old Dominion (now Dillards) paper company when he retired.
    married 14 Oct 1922 Laurie H Jones ca 1903 – 1997 age 94
    11. Violet Bell Cobb 12 May 1903 – Nov 1978 Kelford
    married 28 Jan 1925 Harold Hawkins died
    married 2nd George Danks d. Dec 1952
    12. Victor Cobb 12 May 1903 – 12 July 1903 dy

Ref: “The Cobbs of the Tidewater” by Bruce Montgomery Edwards 1976

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