Ledley Lena Logan1,2,3

ID# 424, (1882 - 1954)
FatherBenjamin Harrison Logan4,5,6 (10 May 1846 - 4 Sep 1888)
MotherSallie Watson Barker4,6,7 (22 Dec 1849 - 11 Mar 1904)

Key Events:

Birth: 5 Apr 1882, Shelby Co., Kentucky8,9,10,11
Marriage: 7 Apr 1915, Trenton, Todd Co., Kentucky, Dr. Robert Linah Cobb Jr. (27 Apr 1882 - 16 Nov 1960)12,13,14
Death: 1 Oct 1954, Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tennessee6,11
Burial: 2 Oct 1954, Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tennessee6,15
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Ledley Lena Logan was born on 5 Apr 1882 in Shelby Co., Kentucky.8,9,10,11
     Her father died on 4 Sep 1888, when Ledley was 6 years old.9,16,17
     She moved to Christian Co. with her mother and siblings after the death of her father.7
     Peter Meriwether Barker, her mother's brother, became her guardian and guardian of her five siblings. He received $237.34 on their account 7 Jun 1892. With interest, less expenses and the shares paid to Lizzie and Mary when they reached age 21, the balance for the remaining four siblings was $251.46 as of 11 Jun 1904.18
     She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Kentucky in the household of her mother.7
     Ledley married Dr. Robert Linah Cobb Jr., the husband of her deceased sister and son of Capt. Robert Linah Cobb and Virginia Adelaide Tuck, on 7 Apr 1915 in Trenton, Todd Co., Kentucky.12,13,14
     Ledley and Robert appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of outside of Trenton, Tood Co., Kentucky, enumerated 13 Jan 1920, reporting that they owned their home, which was mortgaged. Their son William, and his children by his fist wife, Virginia, Martha and Ledley, was listed as living with them.19
     Ledley and Robert moved to Bolivar, Tennessee on 1 Jan 1930, where he established the first health unit in Hardeman Co.5 They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tennessee, at 218 Main, enumerated 5 Apr 1930, shown as renting, for $20 per month, space from James and Jessie Doyle, who lived at the same address. The Cobbs owned a radio set. Their children William and Bettie were listed as living with them.20
     Ledley and Robert appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tennessee, at Jefferson, enumerated 20 Apr 1940, reporting that they were renting their home, for $18 per month, and had lived in the same town in 1935. Their daughter Bettie was listed as living with them.21
     Ledley was very proper in her manner and attire. Grace McLin, her daughter-in-law, remembered that Ledley wore white gloves in public at all times and was appalled to see women wearing pants.22 Martha Cobb Fenker wrote of her stepmother in 1979 that "she was a loyal help-mate, mother and step-mother, good neighbor, grower of beautiful flowers to share with others, Sunday school teacher, visitor to the sick, the old, the needy. She was a delightful lady with her quick wit and vast knowledge. Ledley Cobb worked untiringly alongside her husband to promote health work in Hardeman County."23
     Ledley died on 1 Oct 1954 in Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tennessee, at age 72.6,11 She was buried on 2 Oct 1954 in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tennessee, in the Cobb family lot.6,15

Children:
     Children with Dr. Robert Linah Cobb Jr.:

Citations

  1. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shows name as Ledlie Lena Logan.
  2. [S3122] Ledley Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows father's surname as Logan.
  3. [S517] Robt. L. Cobb household, 1930 U.S. Census, Hardeman Co., Tennessee, shows name as Ledley L. Cobb.
  4. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shown under "children of B H and Sallie Watson Logan."
  5. [S55] Hardeman County Historical Commission, Hardeman County Historical Sketches, pg. 101.
  6. [S3122] Ledley Cobb, Certificate of Death.
  7. [S1687] Mrs. Sallie Logan household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  8. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, county, and state.
  9. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shows date.
  10. [S3122] Ledley Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  11. [S4416] Ledley Logan Cobb grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery, shows date.
  12. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, city, county, and state.
  13. [S190] "Descendants of John Walton Barker and His First Wife Mary Meriwether", shows year.
  14. [S517] Robt. L. Cobb household, 1930 U.S. Census, Hardeman Co., Tennessee, shows married, her first marriage at age 32.
  15. [S4416] Ledley Logan Cobb grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery.
  16. [S7224] Green, Historic Families of Kentucky, pg 228, shows died at Hopkinsville some months since.
  17. [S4427] Ben H. Logan grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery, shows year.
  18. [S1199] Christian Co. Guardian Bonds, Book 6, pp 12-3, settlement for the period 7 Jun 1892 to 27 Jun 1898, pp 502-3, settlement for the period 27 Jun 1898 to 11 Jun 1904.
  19. [S521] Robert L. Cobb household, 1920 U.S. Census, Todd Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S517] Robt. L. Cobb household, 1930 U.S. Census, Hardeman Co., Tennessee.
  21. [S4373] Robt. L. Cobb household, 1940 U.S. Census, Hardeman Co., Tennessee.
  22. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  23. [S55] Hardeman County Historical Commission, Hardeman County Historical Sketches, pg. 102.
  24. [S190] "Descendants of John Walton Barker and His First Wife Mary Meriwether."
  25. [S1011] "Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-2000," Ancestry.com, record for Bettie E. Cobb, citing vol 132 and cert no 65901.
  26. [S517] Robt. L. Cobb household, 1930 U.S. Census, Hardeman Co., Tennessee, shows the girl as daughter of Ledley's husband.