Virginia D. Cobb1,2,3

ID# 77, (1847 - 1921)
FatherDr. Joshua Cobb4,5,6 (19 Apr 1809 - 7 Apr 1879)
MotherMarina Turner Bryan7,5,6 (18 Mar 1811 - 7 Dec 1890)

Key Events:

Birth: 20 Jun 1847, Tennessee8,9,10
Marriage: Robert Henry Williams, 3 Mar 1868, Montgomery Co., Tennessee11,12
Death: 11 Nov 1921, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania13,14
Burial: 13 Nov 1921, Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania15,16

Spouse:Robert Henry Williams (14 Jan 1832 - 9 Jun 1906)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Virginia D. Cobb was born on 20 Jun 1847 in Tennessee.8,9,10 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Stewart Co., Tennessee, in the household of her parents, Dr. Joshua Cobb and Marina Turner Bryan.17,18 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of her parents, Dr. Joshua Cobb and Marina Turner Bryan.19,20
     Virginia married Robert Henry Williams, son of William Williams and Mary Hatche, on 3 Mar 1868 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.11,12
     Virginia and Robert Henry Williams lived in Dickson Co. for a time after their marriage before moving back to Clarksville. They appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of White Bluff, Dickson Co., Tennessee, enumerated 18 Aug 1870, reporting real estate valued at $20,000 and personal estate of $8,000. Their children Starkey, Eva, Thomas, Robert, Edwin and Lillian were listed as living with them, and T. A. Turner, age 30, a farm worker.21
     Virginia and Robert appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 14 Jun 1880. Their children Edwin and Lillian were listed as living with them, as was Buter T. Peagram, a 39-year-old female boarder.22
     Virginia and Robert and their two daughters moved to Montrose, Pennsylvania, between 1895 and 1900, about the same time her sister Sallie and her son did. Their sister Marina and her husband had been living there since their marriage.23 Virginia and Robert appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, at Maple St., enumerated 16 Jun 1900, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Anna were listed as living with them. Her sister, Lillian B. Williams and Sallie West Cobb, was also listed as living in the same building.24
     Her husband died on 9 Jun 1906 in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.25,26,27
     Virginia appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, at 58 Church St., enumerated 2 May 1910, reporting that she rented her home. Her children Lillian and Anna were listed as living with her.28
     Virginia appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of Charles Saxon Sprout and Lillian B. Williams, her daughter and her husband.29
     Virginia died on 11 Nov 1921 in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, at age 74.13,14 She was buried on 13 Nov 1921 in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, next to her husband.15,16

Citations

  1. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows name as Virginia Cobb.
  2. [S640] Joshua Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows name as V. D. Cobb.
  3. [S645] Titus, Picturesque Clarksville, pg 268, shows name as Virginia Cobb.
  4. [S1023] "Death of Mrs. Cobb," Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, 9 Dec 1890, shows Mrs. Jennie Williams as their daughter.
  5. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  6. [S5368] Jennie Cobb Williams, Certificate of Death.
  7. [S1015] "Death of Dr. Cobb," The Chronicle, 12 Apr 1879, shows Joshua and Marina were the parents of Mrs. R. Williams.
  8. [S5368] Jennie Cobb Williams, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  9. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, shows age 3 and state.
  10. [S969] Robert H. Williams household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows month, year, age 52, and state.
  11. [S2983] "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," FamilySearch.org, record for R. H. Williams and Jennie D. Cobb, citing FHL #321021, shows date, county, and state.
  12. [S969] Robert H. Williams household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows married, 32 years.
  13. [S5368] Jennie Cobb Williams, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and county.
  14. [S3294] Jennie C. Williams tombstone, Montrose Cemetery, shows year.
  15. [S5368] Jennie Cobb Williams, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and state.
  16. [S3294] Jennie C. Williams tombstone, Montrose Cemetery.
  17. [S642] Joshua Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee.
  18. [S643] Joshua Cobb, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Stewart Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  19. [S640] Joshua Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  20. [S641] Joshua Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, slave schedule.
  21. [S3332] R. H. Williams household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dickson Co., Tennessee.
  22. [S2527] R. H. Williams household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  23. [S3324] "Clarksville, Tennessee City Directory, 1895," Ancestry.com, record for R. H. Williams, shows him and wife Jennie G in Clarksville.
  24. [S969] Robert H. Williams household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  25. [S5372] Robert H. Williams, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, and state.
  26. [S3295] Robert H. Williams tombstone, Montrose Cemetery, shows year.
  27. [S2528] Jennie C. Williams household, 1910 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows his wife as a widow.
  28. [S2528] Jennie C. Williams household, 1910 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  29. [S2525] Charles Sprout household, 1920 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania.
  30. [S3332] R. H. Williams household, 1870 U.S. Census, Dickson Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  31. [S2527] R. H. Williams household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows him as the son of her husband.
  32. [S2527] R. H. Williams household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows the girl as daughter of Jennie's husband.
  33. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Lillian Williams Sprout, shows mother's maiden name as Cobbs.
  34. [S969] Robert H. Williams household, 1900 U.S. Census, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, shows Anna as the daughter of Jennie's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  35. [S3331] "New York Marriages, 1686-1980," FamilySearch.org, record for Edward Valentine Goerz and Anna Maria Williams, citing FHL#1556932.