Julia Ann Mims1,2,3

ID# 429, (1812 - 1841)
FatherLinah Mims2,4,5 (14 Nov 1772 - bt 1847 - 1850)
MotherRebeccah Davis2 (abt 1786 - bt 1828 - Jun 1830)

Key Events:

Birth: 7 Jul 1812, Richmond, Virginia6,7,8
Marriage: Dr. Joshua Cobb, 23 Jun 1835, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky9,10,11
Death: 11 Sep 1841, Cumberland Iron Works, Stewart Co., Tennessee6,12
Burial: Ione Cobb, Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky13

Spouse:Dr. Joshua Cobb (19 Apr 1809 - 7 Apr 1879)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
Descendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Julia Ann Mims was born on 7 Jul 1812 in Richmond, Virginia.6,7,8
     She moved to Christian Co., Kentucky, with her parents, Linah Mims and Rebeccah Davis, about 1817 or 1818.14,15 She was probably one of the three females under age 10 listed in the household of her father, Linah Mims, in the 1820 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky.16
     She was named an heir in the will of her grandmother, Jane Clendenin, dated 10 Jul 1824. She was to receive a child of a young slave given to her brother Davis.17 Her mother died between 1828 and Jun 1830, when Julia was about 17 years old.18,19,20,21
     She was probably the female age 15 to 20 listed in the household of her father in the 1830 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky.22
     Julia likely remained in Christian Co. until about 1833 when her father left the area, supposedly appointed agent to the Northwest Indians. John, her older brother, had moved to Caldwell Co. by 1830, and had prospered there. It seems likely that she and all her surviving siblings moved to brother John's household in Caldwell Co. at that time.22,23
     Julia married Dr. Joshua Cobb, son of Gideon Dyer Cobb and Modena Chittenden Clark, on 23 Jun 1835 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.9,10,11
     Julia and Joshua moved to Stewart Co., Tennessee, about 1837 where he became resident physician at Cumberland Iron Works Company.24,25,26 She was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband, Joshua, in the 1840 Federal Census of Stewart Co., Tennessee.27
     Julia died on 11 Sep 1841 in Cumberland Iron Works, Stewart Co., Tennessee, at age 29.6,12 She was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the Cobb family plot, with her infant daughter, Ione.13

Citations

  1. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, bond of Joshua Cobb and Samuel P. L. Marshall, 23 Jun 1835, and License dated same day, both show name as Miss Julia Ann Mims.
  2. [S2021] Christian Co. Wills D:181-3, names a grandchild Juliann Mims as heir.
  3. [S1015] "Death of Dr. Cobb," The Chronicle, 12 Apr 1879, shows name as Miss Julia Mimms.
  4. [S3048] "Sudden Death of Dr. Joshua Cobb," The Courier-Journal, 8 Apr 1879.
  5. [S645] Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, pg 266, shows she was daugther of Lieutenant-Governor Mimms, of Virginia.
  6. [S1998] Julia Ann Cobb and daughter Ione grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows date.
  7. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows month, year, city and state.
  8. [S662] Virginia Council of State, Journals, 1776-1852, Library of Virginia, Jun, Jul, Aug 1812 minutes show Linah attended nearly every meeting of the Council, so he was clearly in Richmond, though it is not clear that the family was also there.
  9. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, bond of Joshua Cobb and Samuel P. L. Marshall, 23 Jun 1835, shows intended to be married shortly, and License, dated same day, has return showing marriage solemnized same day.
  10. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, Joshua Cobb to Julia Mims, 23 Jun 1835, shows date.
  11. [S3048] "Sudden Death of Dr. Joshua Cobb," The Courier-Journal, 8 Apr 1879, shows town and state.
  12. [S3048] "Sudden Death of Dr. Joshua Cobb," The Courier-Journal, 8 Apr 1879, shows year and place, as Cumberland Iron Works.
  13. [S1998] Julia Ann Cobb and daughter Ione grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows both Julia and Ione.
  14. [S2532] Christian Co. tax lists,, 1817, Linah not found; 1818, book not found; 1819, pg 67 Linah Mims; he also shown on may following years.
  15. [S2030] Perrin, County of Christian, Kentucky, pg 281, shows Mr. Mimms came from Virginia about 1816-17, and settled about one mile west of Means' Spring; pp 277-8 describe location and settlement of that place.
  16. [S584] Linah Mimms household, 1820 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S2021] Christian Co. Wills D:181-3.
  18. [S2021] Christian Co. Wills D:181-3, specifies that Davis is to receive a slave girl, but that his mother was to receive "the use and benefit of said negro during her natural life." So it appears Rebecca was still living.
  19. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows daughter Rebecca as age 21.
  20. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows daughter Rebecca as age 32.
  21. [S585] Linah Mims household, 1830 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows no adult female in the household.
  22. [S585] Linah Mims household, 1830 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  23. [S4057] Caldwell Co. tax lists,, 1830, pg 39, shows John in Caldwell Co.
  24. [S1015] "Death of Dr. Cobb," The Chronicle, 12 Apr 1879, shows he moved to the Cumberland Iron Works about 1837.
  25. [S645] Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, pg 266, shows he became resident physician at the iron works.
  26. [S1288] Beach, Along the Warioto, pg 132, shows he served as physician to Cumberland Iron Works.
  27. [S634] Joshua Cobb household, 1840 U.S. Census, Steward Co., Tennessee.
  28. [S1015] "Death of Dr. Cobb," The Chronicle, 12 Apr 1879.
  29. [S2101] Moore and Foster, Tennessee the Volunteer State, 3:38.
  30. [S645] Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, pg 268.
  31. [S1998] Julia Ann Cobb and daughter Ione grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows Ione as youngest daughter of Dr. J & J A Cobb.