George Washington Goforth Cobb

1817–25 November 1863 (Age 46)
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Washington Goforth

When George Washington Goforth Cobb was born in 1817, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Ambrose Cobb, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Goforth, was 37. He married Margaret Caroline Childers in 1842, in York, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in York, York, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and York, South Carolina, United States in 1860. He died on 25 November 1863, in Point Lookout, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Scotland, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States.

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George Washington Goforth Cobb
Margaret Caroline Childers
Marriage: 1842
James Andrew Cobb
Sarah J Cobbs
Sallie Belle Cobb
Nancy Ann Cobb
Elizabeth Potts Cobb
Rachel Cora Cobb
Jane Cobb
Martha Rose Cobb
Rebecca Cobb
Amanda Doris Cobb
Preston Goforth Cobb

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York, South Carolina, United States


    James Andrew Cobb


    Sarah J Cobbs


    Sallie Belle Cobb



    Elizabeth Potts Cobb


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 5

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Dorset; also East Anglia):1. from the Middle English byname or personal name Cobbe, Cobba, or its Old Norse cognate Kobbi, which are probably from an element meaning ‘lump’, used to denote a large man. 2. from a reduced form of Jacob .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George W G Cobbs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • G W Cobb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Cobb in entry for Martha Rose Capp, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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