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John Paul Cobb (abt. 1753)

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John Paul Cobb
Born about in England or Irelandmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in North Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Dec 2014
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John Paul COBB (Jasper Edward-1) was born 1752-1755 in England or Ireland. He died in North Carolina.

John Paul Cobb immigrated to America with his parents about 1755, settling originally in New York. By the time of the American Revolution John was out on his own had moved to Charleston, South Carolina. He entered the colonial army there, and served under General Francis Marion.

It is known he was married twice. His first wife is unknown but it is believed he had at least three children by her --- a daughter who married a Mr. BEARNHARDT, another daughter Temperance, and a son James.

He was married second to Lydia KEYS in 1805. Lydia KEYS was born on March 5, 1773 in Anson County, North Carolina (Deep Creek). She appeared on the census on September 27, 1850 in Union County, Georgia (85th District). By then she was an elderly widow living with her son William Alfred Cobb. She was buried in Union County, Georgia (New Hope Cemetery, Ivy Log). Her headstone is mistakenly inscribed with a death date of 1848.

Lydia Keys' father was an Englishman, name unknown. She had one brother named Joseph Keys, also two sisters; Molly and one name unknown. Molly married a Mr. BOX. Lydia was also married twice. Her first husband was named Dennis MULLINS. There was at least one son produced from this marriage, Asa who settled in Tennessee.

It is reported that Lydia Keys had a Bible given to her by some religious organization which contained family records. This Bible was also William Alfred Cobb's family Bible.

John Paul COBB and Lydia KEYS had a son - William Alfred COBB (born on August 10, 1809).


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