William Blount Cobb

10 August 1783–after 1823 (Age 39)
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Blount

When William Blount Cobb was born on 10 August 1783, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Pharoah Cobb, was 31 and his mother, Barsheba Whitehead, was 31. He married Isabella Cooper about 1803. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1861. He died after 1823, at the age of 41.

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William Blount Cobb
Isabella Cooper
Marriage: about 1803
Patricia Cobb
Isabella Cobb
William Riley Cobb

Spouse and Children

about 1803


    Patricia Cobb


    Isabella Cobb



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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 4

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 13

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

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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  • William B Cobb, "Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"

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