Bobella Cobb1,2,3

ID# 1685, (1848 - 1922)
FatherRobert Livingston Cobb4,5,6 (6 Oct 1805 - Jun 1873)
MotherCornelia Barbour Mims7,5,6 (1816 - 31 May 1875)

Key Events:

Birth: 3 Sep 1848, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: John Bartlett Saunders, 10 Nov 1870, Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky11
Marriage: Barcley A. James, 25 Jun 1877, Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky12,13
Death: 20 Oct 1922, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee5
Burial: 22 Oct 1922, Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee5

Spouse:John Bartlett Saunders (30 Aug 1840 - 16 Aug 1873)
     Children:

  • Cornelia Saunders11,30,31 (Jun 1872 - 12 Jan 1962)
  • Laura B. Saunders11 (abt 1873 - )

Spouse: Barcley A. James (Sep 1841 - 9 Mar 1909)
     Children:

  • Linah C. James32,33 (May 1878 - 18 Jul 1915)
  • Linda M. James32,33 (Aug 1879 - )
  • Arney B. James33 (Apr 1883 - )
  • Robert Lawrence James34,35,36 (20 Jun 1887 - 14 Feb 1940)
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
Descendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family
The Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Bobella Cobb was born on 3 Sep 1848 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8,9,10 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, Robert Livingston Cobb and Cornelia Barbour Mims.14,15 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents.16,17 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents.18 She married first John Bartlett Saunders, son of Reuben Saunders and Adeline S. Roberts, on 10 Nov 1870 in Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky. Her brother Joshua married his sister Manie the following year.11
     Bobella returned with John Bartlett Saunders to Hawaii after their wedding arriving aboard the Moses Taylor on 26 Dec 1870.11
     Her husband died on 16 Aug 1873 in Wailuku, Maui, Kingdom of Hawaii.19,20,21
     He died in mid-Aug 1873, and their second daughter was born shortly afterwards. Bobella returned to Paducah soon afterwards with her two young daughters and her Hawaiian nurse.22,23 At her husband's death the state owed him $900 in salary as traveling physician. That amount was paid to his account in Dec 1873, but she did not recover it for several years, and then reduced considerably by attorneys fees.24,25
     Bobella married second Barcley A. James on 25 Jun 1877 in Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky.12,13
     Bobella and Barcley A. James appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 1 Jun 1880. Their children Linah and Linda were listed as living with them, as were her daughters, Cornelia and Laura, by her previous marriage.26
     Bobella and Barcley appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at 1448 Second St., enumerated 6 Jun 1900, reporting that the family owned its home. Their children Linah, Linda, Arney and Robert were listed as living with them, as were three Black servants, Mary Wilson, age 31, Mary Suggs, age 26, and Joseph Stokes, a hostler, age 38.27
     Bobella appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of her daughter Cornelia and her husband, Morris K. Clark.28 She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of her daughter Cornelia.29
     Bobella died on 20 Oct 1922 in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, at age 74.5 She was buried on 22 Oct 1922 in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.5

Citations

  1. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Robella Cobb.
  2. [S1811] Robert L. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows name as Bobella Cobb.
  3. [S2321] Barclay James household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows name as Bobbie James.
  4. [S2743] "Death Claimed Capt. Linah Cobb," The Paducah Sun, 21 Apr 1904, shows she was his sister.
  5. [S3409] Mrs. Bobbie Cobb James, Certificate of Death.
  6. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, appearing to be parent and child.
  7. [S3235] Obituary for Mrs. Cornelia B. Cobb, unknown newspaper, 2 Jun 1875, shows the widow of Dr. John B. Saunders as Cornelia's daughter.
  8. [S3409] Mrs. Bobbie Cobb James, Certificate of Death, shows date, and state.
  9. [S2312] Bracley A. James household, 1900 U.S. Census, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, shows month, year, as 1847, age 52 and state.
  10. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 1, county, and state.
  11. [S1073] "John Bartlett Saunders."
  12. [S2311] B. A. James and Bobbie Sanders, marriage register, shows date, town, and county, and his first marriage and her second.
  13. [S2312] Bracley A. James household, 1900 U.S. Census, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, shows married 23 years.
  14. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S1745] Robert L. Cobb, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  16. [S1811] Robert L. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S1675] Robert L. Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  18. [S628] Robert L. Cobb household, 1870 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 5858474, John Bartlett Saunders, includes photo of tombstone showing date, town, and country.
  20. [S1073] "John Bartlett Saunders", shows date, and practiced at Kahului, Maui until his death.
  21. [S2314] Oak Grove Cemetery, list of burials, S burials 1800 thru 1999, pg 3, shows date a resident of Hawaii.
  22. [S3009] Saunders, "Terry  Re: Saunders genealogy," e-mail to author, 2 Jul 2009, citing records about payment of his salary due in the Hawaiian archives, shows she returned to the US shortly after his death with her children an the nurse.
  23. [S1073] "John Bartlett Saunders", shows death date an his daughter Laura was born posthumously.
  24. [S3007] Chas. T. Gulick letter to Evertt, 8 Dec 1873, shows payment to his account.
  25. [S3009] Saunders, "Terry  Re: Saunders genealogy," e-mail to author, 2 Jul 2009, citing microfilms of the disposition of his estate in the Archives, describes delay in the widow recovering the funds.
  26. [S2321] Barclay James household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S2312] Bracley A. James household, 1900 U.S. Census, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana.
  28. [S2318] Marase K. Clark household, 1910 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  29. [S2320] Nell Clark household, 1920 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  30. [S2321] Barclay James household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows the girl as step-daughter, and Bobbie as his wife.
  31. [S2318] Marase K. Clark household, 1910 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows Nell as his wife, and Mrs. B A James as his mother-in-law.
  32. [S2321] Barclay James household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows the girl as daughter of Bobbie's husband.
  33. [S2312] Bracley A. James household, 1900 U.S. Census, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, shows the girl as the daughter of Bobbie's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  34. [S3411] Robert L. James, Certificate of Death.
  35. [S2312] Bracley A. James household, 1900 U.S. Census, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, shows the boy as the son of Bobbie's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  36. [S2318] Marase K. Clark household, 1910 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows Bob as his son-in-law, and Mrs. B A James as his mother-in-law.