Charlotte Walker Cobbs
b. 21 January 1847, d. 23 June 1928
- Charlotte Walker Cobbs was born on 21 January 1847 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
- She married Nicholas Cobbs Ellerbe, son of Alexander William Ellerbe and Catherine Bedgegood Pegues, in November 1871, and Nicholas' brother Alexander married Charlotte's sister Martha.
- Charlotte Walker Cobbs became a widow at the 1878 death of her husband Nicholas Cobbs Ellerbe.
- Charlotte Walker Cobbs appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery, Alabama, at Mobile Road enumerated in the household of Charlotte's brother J. L. Cobbs.. Other members of the household included Irene Sample Ellerbe, Clarence Ellerbe and George Herbert Ellerbe.
- Charlotte Walker Cobbs appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, enumerated in the household of her brother R. H. Cobbs.
- She was a landlord, according to the 1900 census.
- Albert Leonard appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, at 902 Commerce. Other members of the household included Charlotte Walker Cobbs, Clarence Ellerbe, Cecilia Leonard, Lucy Leonard Ellerbe and Cecilia Ellerbe.
- William Bonnell Hall and Irene Sample Ellerbe appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, at 720 Fremont Street. Other members of the household included Charlotte Walker Cobbs, Lucy Landon Hall.
- The following appeared on 9 May 1920 in The Anniston Star: Among the charming women visiting Montgomery during the past week, was Mrs. Charlotte C. Ellerbe, of Selma, Ala., who was the guest of her friends, Mrs. Mary P. Watt. Mrs. Ellerbe is a native of this city, the daughter of the late Bishop and Mrs. Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, whose names are still reverenced by many Montgomery people. She resides with her daughter, Mrs. W. D. [sic] Hall at Selma, but frequently visits her son Mr. Clarence Ellerbe who resides at Shreveport, La.
Mrs. Ellerbe is a very attractive, alert and charming woman to whom years have brought the sweetness of the mellowing time. Her visit was a delight to many friends who found in this splendid woman the kindness and gentleness of a wide and generous experience.--Montgomery Advertiser.
Mrs. Ellerbe is a sister of Mr. R. H. Cobbs and has many friends in Anniston where she often visits.
- Charlotte Walker Cobbs died on 23 June 1928 at age 81 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.
- She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 14 Sep 2015