Thomas Devereaux Cobbs

b. circa 19 November 1852, d. 19 September 1934
  • Thomas Devereaux Cobbs was born circa 19 November 1852 in Pushmataha, Choctaw County, Alabama.
  • Thomas Devereaux Cobbs appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, living in a boarding house not far from Carrie Quinney's parents.
  • He was a lawyer, according to the 1880 census.
  • He married Carrie Quinney, daughter of James Rigdon Quinney Jr. and Eugenia C. Barnes, on 24 October 1883 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 26 October 1883 in The Galveston Daily News: (Navasota, Oct. 25) Wednesday night, October 24, one of the most notable weddings that has occurred for some time took place between Miss Carrie Quinney, daughter of Dr. R. Quinney, the former postmaster here, and Captain Thomas D. Cobbs, a prominent lawyer of Grimes county, Rev. W. J. Phillips officiating. The marriage was in the Methodist church, and witnessed by an immense assembly. Fourteen little misses, from six to ten years of age, seven dressed in white and pink and seven in white and blue, R. M. Lawson of this city, and Miss Willie Mabry, of Waco, were the attendants. The bridal party attended a ball given by the Navasota Guards, at Smith's opera-house. The music was by the Brenham band.
         One hundred and twenty-six friends, from four States, gave valuable, rich and useful presents, ranging from a full set of furniture, a horse and phaeton, to minor articles. The Navasota Guards presented Captain Cobbs a splendid tilting silver pitcher and goblets, suitable inscribed.
         Everything passed off pleasantly, and was witnessed by the bride's father, just returned from Eagle Pass.
  • The following appeared on 11 December 1892 in The Galveston Daily News: (Houston, Dec. 10) Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Cobbs, esteemed and popular members of Houston society, in consequence of business changes will adopt San Antonio as their home in the near fugure, much to the regret of many friends here.
  • Thomas Devereaux Cobbs and Carrie Quinney appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at 103 Washington. Other members of the household included Thomas Devereaux Cobbs Jr. Also in the household were a cook, a housemaid, a coachman and one boarder.
  • He was a lawyer, according to the 1900 census.
  • Thomas Devereaux Cobbs became a widower at the 12 November 1932 death of his wife Carrie Quinney.
  • Thomas Devereaux Cobbs died on 19 September 1934 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at 4700 West Commerce at his residence. . His death was officially witnessed by Thomas Devereaux Cobbs Jr.
  • He was interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 27 Dec 2012

Family: Carrie Quinney b. circa 16 December 1862, d. 12 November 1932