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Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: January 31, 2004 at 11:22:42
In Reply to: COBB by Becky Shuff of 65456

1900 census Campbell Co, VA:

Cobb, Solomon, hd, b Mar 1874, 26, M 4 yrs, b VA, VA, VA
" Maggie, w, b Apr 1879, 21, M 4 yrs, 0 ch, 0 lvg, b VA, VA, VA

same page:

Goode, Syrus, hd, b Sep 1842, 57, b VA, VA, VA
" Lucy J., w, b Oct 1849, 50, VA, VA, VA
" Edwin, s, b Nove 1883, 16, b VA
" Anna G., d, b Oct 1886, 13, b VA
" George W., s, b Aug 1892, 7, b VA
Cobb, Lourna/Louna, d, b Sep 18?7, 22, M 1 yr, 0 ch, 0 lvg, b VA
" Samuel, son-in-law, b Aug 1877, 22, M1 yr, b VA, VA, VA

This Samuel probably brother to your Solomon(?)

1880 census Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

P. A. COBBS Self M Male W 59 VA Carpenter VA VA
Ellen COBBS Wife M Female W 27 VA Keeps House VA VA
Soloman COBBS Son S Male W 7 VA VA VA
Mariah S. COBBS Dau S Female W 4 VA VA VA
Samuel A. COBBS Son S Male W 2 VA VA VA
Child COBBS Dau S Female W 1M VA VA VA
Annie BLACKBURN Other S Female W 20 VA Helper VA VA

1860 census Campbell Co, VA, couldn't locate on 1870 census:

Cobbs, Pleasant, 49, b VA -- carpenter
" Marion, 49, b VA
" James A.. b VA
" Lucy, 12, b VA
" Mary E., 8, b VA

This looks like P.A. with first wife, and first family. He probably lied about his age to that second younger wife, Ellen.

1880 census Falls, Fayette Co, WV:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James B. COLE Self M Male W 67 WV Farmer VA WV
Sarah E. COLE Wife M Female W 43 WV Keeping House VA WV
...V. COLE Dau S Female W 17 WV At Home WV WV
America E. COLE Dau S Female W 15 WV At Home WV WV
E. COLE Son S Male W 13 WV Laborer WV WV
Ann E. COLE Dau S Female W 11 WV WV WV
... COLE Dau S Female W 8 WV WV WV
...E. COLE Son S Male W 3 WV WV WV
COLE Dau S Female W 1 WV WV WV

Looks like little Maggie isn't named on the census, probably why you couldn't find her.

1870 census Fayette Co, WV (remember state of WV was formed in 1863):

Cole, James, 37, b VA
" Sarah (?), 33, b VA
" Thomas S., 13, b VA
" Naomi V., 8, b VA
" James R., 10, b VA
" America, 6, b WV
" Edgar, 3, b WV
" Anna E., 6/12, b WV
Copeland, Wm, 17, b VA
" David, 14, 14, b VA

[Note gap in children James and America, you might check to see if James was away in the Civil War.]

1860 census Fayette Co, VA:

Cole, James, Jr, 35, b VA
" James, Sr., 60, b VA
" Amanda, 25, b VA
McGraw, Sarah, 50, b VA
Copeland, William, 8, b VA
This name not clear, looks like Thomas Mc Copeland, 5, b VA, I think this may be the Thomas Cole that appears as 13 on the 1870 census, who knows what the enumerator may have done with these names??? I would take a guess there is some kind of family tie to the Copelands.

Note Amanda 25, could be Sarah on 1870 census, I couldn't read her middle initial and as you've probably seen, some people switched back and forth using first then middlen names.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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