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William Herschel Cobb (1863 - 1905)

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William Herschel Cobb
Born in Cherokee County, North
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Franklin County, Georgiamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 10 Apr 2018
01:57: J. Crook added Florence Cobb as child for William Cobb. [Thank J. for this]
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Categories: Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, Georgia.


William Herschel COBB (John Franklin-4, William Alfred-3, John Paul-2, Jasper Edward-1) was born on February 23, 1863 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. He appeared on the census on July 13, 1870 in Cherokee County, North Carolina (Notla Township, Murphy PO). He appeared on the census on June 18, 1880 in Cherokee County, North Carolina (Notla Township). He died on August 9, 1905 in Franklin County, Georgia (Royston).

Ty Cobb always revered his father, W.H., even long after his death in August 1905. William H. was a school teacher and college graduate who moved from town to town in northern Georgia until he finally settled in Royston in the early 1890s.

W.H. was well respected by the townspeople and aspired for the U.S. Congress, having held a seat in the Georgia state senate. In 1883, at the age of twenty, he married 12-year-old Amanda Chitwood. Due to her young age, she did not bear a child until December 1886, when Tyrus Raymond was born. W.H. was to father two more children with Amanda --- John Paul in 1888 and Florence Leslie in 1892.

W.H. eventually bought a 100-acre farm in Royston to supplement his income from teaching.


  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 August 2016), William H Cobb in household of John Cobb, Notala, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 77, sheet 278D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0958; FHL microfilm 1,254,958.

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