William Hershel Cobb

23 February 1863–8 August 1905 (Age 42)
Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Hershel

When William Hershel Cobb was born on 23 February 1863, in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Franklin Cobb, was 30 and his mother, Sara Ann Elizabeth Waldroup, was 25. He married Amanda C. Chitwood on 11 February 1886, in Banks, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Franklin, Georgia, United States in 1900. He died on 8 August 1905, in Royston, Franklin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, Hart, Georgia, United States.

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William Hershel Cobb
Amanda C. Chitwood
Marriage: 11 February 1886
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
John Paul Cobb
Florence Leslie Cobb

Spouse and Children

11 February 1886
Banks, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 12

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • William Cobb in household of John Cobb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William H Cobb, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Cobb in household of John Cobb, "United States Census, 1880"

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