Sarah Virginia Walker1,2,3

ID# 14677, (1844 - 1927)
FatherJohn Allen Walker1,4,5 (abt 1795 - )
MotherMary Boone Grimes1,4 (abt 1817 - bef 1860)

Key Events:

Birth: 31 Oct 1844, Mississippi6,7,8
Marriage: Maj. Robert H. Cobb, 3 Aug 1865, Monroe Co., Mississippi9,10,11
Death: 12 Jul 1927, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas12,13
Burial: 13 Jul 1927, Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas14,15

Spouse:Maj. Robert H. Cobb (May 1836 - 20 Jul 1914)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
Descendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     She seems to have only used her middle name, Virginia, throughout her life.2,3,16 Sarah Virginia Walker was born on 31 Oct 1844 in Mississippi.6,7,8 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Monroe Co., Mississippi, in the household of her parents, John Allen Walker and Mary Boone Grimes.17,18 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Monroe Co., Mississippi, in the household of her father.19,20
     Sarah married Maj. Robert H. Cobb, son of Robert Livingston Cobb and Cornelia Barbour Mims, on 3 Aug 1865 in Monroe Co., Mississippi.9,10,11
     Robert and Sarah lived in Loohatan, a train stop a mile south of Muldon, Monroe Co., Mississippi, for several years after their marriage. At least part of that time they lived at her parent's mansion, where he worked to reorganize the interrupted plantation life at the vast Walker estates. Their first three children were born in Mississippi.21,22,23,24,25 About 1870 they and their three young children moved to his home state, Kentucky, settling with his parents in Paducah. They appeared with their children Robert, Virginia and Cornelia on the 1870 Federal Census of Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents, Robert Livingston Cobb and Cornelia Barbour Mims.26
     Virginia and Robert appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky, at Broadway St., enumerated 1 Jun 1880. Their children Robert, Virginia, Cornelia, Greta, Ethel and Percy were listed as living with them.27
     Virginia and Robert moved their family to Wichita Falls, Texas, then a frontier village, in 1884.28 They appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas, enumerated 14 Jun 1900, reporting that the family was renting its home. Their children Robert, Virginia, Greta, Ethel and Percy were listed as living with them, as were Richard Hyde, a farmer, and his wife Sarah who are listed as boarders.29
     Robert and Virginia appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Houston, Harris Co., Texas, in the household of their daughter Greta and her husband, Robert Donaldson Thorburn.30
     She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas, at 2110 10th St., enumerated 3 Jan 1920. Her children Ethel and Percy were listed as living with her.31
     Virginia was a music teacher after her husband's death.32
     Sarah died on 12 Jul 1927 in Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas, at age 82.12,13 She was buried on 13 Jul 1927 in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas.14,15

Citations

  1. [S3016] Sarah Virginia Cobb, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S3015] John A. Walker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi, shows name as Virginia Walker.
  3. [S1372] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," Ancestry.com, record for Robert Cobb and Virginia Walker.
  4. [S3015] John A. Walker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S3017] John A. Walker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S3016] Sarah Virginia Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  7. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows month, year, age 55 and state.
  8. [S3015] John A. Walker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi, shows age 7 and state.
  9. [S64] International Genealogical Index, record for Virginia Walker marriage, citing FHL film #886908 v. 3, Monroe Co. Mississippi marriage records, white , v.3.
  10. [S1372] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," Ancestry.com, record for Robert Cobb and Virginia Walker, shows date and county.
  11. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows married, 35 years.
  12. [S3016] Sarah Virginia Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, county, and state.
  13. [S949] Cobb - Thorburn tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, shows year.
  14. [S3016] Sarah Virginia Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows date and cemetery.
  15. [S949] Cobb - Thorburn tombstone, Riverside Cemetery.
  16. [S949] Cobb - Thorburn tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, shows name as Virginia Walker Cobb.
  17. [S3015] John A. Walker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi.
  18. [S3090] John A. Walker, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi, slave schedule.
  19. [S3017] John A. Walker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi.
  20. [S3089] John A. Walker, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Mississippi, slave schedule.
  21. [S3376] "Commander of the Famous Cobb's Battery", pg 310, shows they lived a year a the Walker estate, and his work there.
  22. [S3266] J. C. Cobb, bankruptcy, Schedule B-3, Choses in action, lists him as having an outstanding account and located in Loohstan, Mississippi.
  23. [S1270] Robert Cobb, Jr., Standard Certificate of Death, shows he was born in Mississippi.
  24. [S3011] Virgnia Leoma Harding, Certificate of Death, shows she was born in Mississippi.
  25. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows Cornelia as born as Mississippi.
  26. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky.
  28. [S3018] "Major Robert Cobb Dies," The Dallas Morning News, 21 Jul 1914.
  29. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas.
  30. [S950] R. D. Thorburn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Harris Co., Texas.
  31. [S951] Virginia Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas.
  32. [S951] Virginia Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows occupation as teacher, music.
  33. [S1270] Robert Cobb, Jr., Standard Certificate of Death.
  34. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows him in the household of Robert L. and Cornelia, apparently the child of Virginia but not clear which son is the father.
  35. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband.
  36. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows her in the household of Robert L. and Cornelia, apparently the child of Virginia but not clear which son is the father.
  37. [S1668] Robert Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows the child as the daughter of Virginia's husband.
  38. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows the child as the daughter of her husband, and that the parents had been more years than the age of the child.
  39. [S3012] Gretta Cobb Thorburn, Certificate of Death.
  40. [S3371] "Thorburn-Cobb Wedding," The Dallas Morning News, 21 Jun 1905, shows her as daughter of Major and Mrs. Robert Cobb.
  41. [S3014] Ethel Cobb, Standard Certificate of Death.
  42. [S948] Robt. Cobb household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wichita Co., Texas, shows Ethel as the daughter of Virginia's husband, and that the parents had been more years than the age of the child.
  43. [S3013] Percy Cobb, Standard Certificate of Death.