Frederick Henry Cobb

b. circa 18 November 1832, d. 24 March 1914

Frederick Henry Cobb, 1832-1914
  • Frederick Henry Cobb was born circa 18 November 1832 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
  • On Sunday, 5 February 1860, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "John W. Mitchell came," and Green made a note on the preceding page, "John W. Mitchell & Mr Cobb of Alabama arrived today, Feb 5th 1860. J.W.M. & C. left 23rd."
  • Josephine Brooks Tainter wrote on 29 February 1860, to her aunt Evelina Barnes Wood: " Is Cousin John & Mr Cobbs with you yet? If so I hope the latter has made himself more agreeable."
  • Frederick Henry Cobb appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery PO, Montgomery County, Alabama. Also in the household was overseer R. F. Burns.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
  • Frederick H. Cobb joined as a private on 26 April 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama, for a period of 12 months, Company G, 3rd Alabama Volunteers (Infantry Regiment), CSA. He appears as a corporal on the company muster roll for July-August 1861, and was discharged by order of the Secretary of War on 8 November 1861.
         Fred H. Cobb joined on 2 April 1862 at Mt Meigs for a period of 2 years, as 1st sergeant, Capt. Carter's Company, Mitchell and Echols' Regiment Alabama Volunteers (subsequently Company H, 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment). 2nd Lieut. F. H. Cobb, Company H, 34th Regiment Alabama Infantry, appears on a report of "the Efficiency of Field , Staff and Company Officers of the 34th Ala. Reg't" for August 1863, dated 31 August 1863, near Chattanooga," Remarks: "Faithful in the discharge of his duties." 1st Lieut. Fred H. Cobb signs the Company H (34th Alabama Volunteers) muster roll dated 5 April 1864 (Dalton, Georgia) as "Commanding Company."
         Then, after a large gap in NARA paperwork, 1st Lieut. Frederick H. Cobb appears on a muster roll of officers and men paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina, and he appears on a roster dated 2 May 1865 of Field and Staff and Company Officers of Lee's Corps, Army of Tennesse, both specifying that he joined on 2 April 1862 at Mt. Meigs, Alabama, for the period of the war, "Company K, 24th Alabama Infantry Regiment," which appears to be transcription error.
  • He married Elizabeth Burch Mitchell, daughter of John William Mitchell and Rebecca Wright Burch, on 17 December 1861 in Montgomery County, Alabama.
  • Frederick Henry Cobb became a widower at the January 1863 death of his wife Elizabeth Burch Mitchell.
  • He married Mary Wood Mitchell, daughter of John William Mitchell and Rebecca Wright Burch, on 10 January 1865 in Montgomery County, Alabama, on the 10th or the 18th. Mary was the sister of his first wife who died at age twenty-five..
  • John W. Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Mt. Meigs PO, Montgomery County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Frederick Henry Cobb, Mary Wood Mitchell, John William Mitchell Cobb and Frederick Henry Cobb Jr.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
  • Frederick Henry Cobb and Mary Wood Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery, Alabama, at Hull Street. Other members of the household included John William Mitchell Cobb, Frederick Henry Cobb Jr., Elizabeth Mitchell Cobb, Clara H. Gerald, Rebecca E. Gerald, Eugenia Gerald, Camilla Gerald and Adolphus Sanford Gerald.
  • He was a bookkeeper, according to the 1880 census.
  • Frederick Henry Cobb and Mary Wood Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama. Other members of the household included John William Mitchell Cobb and John W. Mitchell.
  • He was keeping a grocery store, according to the 1900 census.
  • A brief biographical sketch appeared in the 1910 Catalogue of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He was a member of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) Beta Chapter, class of 1853.
  • Frederick Henry Cobb and Mary Wood Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 321 Union Street enumerated next to their son John.. Other members of the household included John W. Mitchell.
  • He was a planter, according to the 1910 census.
  • Frederick Henry Cobb became a widower at the 2 July 1913 death of his wife Mary Wood Mitchell.
  • The following appeared on 4 July 1913 in The Montgomery Advertiser: The funeral services of Mrs. F. H. Cobb, who died at Elmore Station Wednesday, were held Thursday morning at Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. E. E. Cobbs, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiated.
         F. H. Cobb, husband of Mrs. Cobb, well known in Montgomery, is seriously ill at his home at Elmore Station and was unable to attend the funeral of his wife. Mrs. Cobb had long been a member of the Episcopal Church. Many floral tributes accompanied the body to its final resting place.
  • Frederick Henry Cobb died on 24 March 1914 in Holts Crossing, Montgomery County, Alabama.
  • He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • The following appeared on 25 March 1914 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Captain F. H. Cobb, 82 years of age, died yesterday morning at 8:15 o'clock at the Masonic Home after a long illness. Deceased was a native of Kingston, N. C., and served as captain of Co. M [sic]. of the 34th Alabama Regiment during the Civil War.
         Captain Cobb is survived by two sons, Fred Cobb of Tuskegee, Ala., and John Cobb, of Elmore, Ala.
         Funeral services will take place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from Leak's Chapel. Interment will be in Greenwood.
  • The following appeared on 26 March 1914 in The Montgomery Advertiser: The funeral services of Captain F. H. Cobb, who died Tuesday morning at 8:15 o'clock at the Masonic Home, were held yesterday afternoon from Leak's chapel at 2:30 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. L. S. Williams. Members of Camp Lomax and of Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 173, A. F. and A. M., held services at the grave. The Montgomery Blues escorted the remains of Captain Cobb. The pall bearers were B. M. Washburn, W. A. Gunter, Jr., H. C. Davidson, H. F. Irwin, C. A. Stern, H. D. Long and T. T. Charles. Interment was in Greenwood.
  • Last Edited: 30 Jul 2014

Family 1: Elizabeth Burch Mitchell b. circa 1838, d. January 1863

Family 2: Mary Wood Mitchell b. 10 January 1843, d. 2 July 1913