Ambrose Cobb, Sr.

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Ambrose Cobb, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bruton Parish, York County, Virginia
Death: Died in Lincoln County, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Cobb and Crosia Howell Cobb
Husband of Sarah Cobb
Father of Robert Cobb; Ventner Cobb; Ralph Cobb; Sarah "Mary" Cobb; David Cobb and 9 others
Brother of Elizabeth Cobb; Ann Brumfield; Oather Cobb; Samuel Cobb; Judith Cobb and 1 other
Half brother of Sarah Martha Jones

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About Ambrose Cobb, Sr.

The following information comes from the website "Cobb and Cobbs", maintained by a Mike Cobb:

Ambrose Cobb (Sr) was the great-great grandson of Ambrose Cobb and wife Ann White, who immigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1635, from County Kent, England. He was the son of Robert Cobbs and Crosia Frith and was born in 1729, in what is now York County, Virginia. By 1750, he was married and living in Lunenburg County, Virginia, on land that fell in Halifax County when it was established in 1752.

Ambrose lived in Halifax County until 1777, when he sold out and moved to Tryon (now Lincoln) County, North Carolina. He signed his Will on 21 June 1797, leaving everything to his wife Sarah, with the exception of two parcels of land that sons William and James already occupied. It is very unfortunate that in his Will, Ambrose failed to name all his heirs, which has caused much anguish to Cobb family researchers.

The exact date of Ambrose’s death can only be estimated. On 25 November 1799, Sarah signed a Quit Claim on that part of his estate that was still in her legal possession. In this document she declared that she could not properly manage the estate and wanted to see her children enjoy it. She retained only a small portion for her immediate needs. She specifically stated that her husband Ambrose was deceased, therefore we know he died sometime during the interim between the signing of his Will and the date of Sarah’s Quit Claim ... or simply stated, sometime between 21 June 1797 and 25 November 1799.

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Ambrose Cobb, Sr.'s Timeline

1729
1729
Bruton Parish, York County, Virginia
1750
1750
Age 21
Halifax County, Virginia
1751
June 10, 1751
Age 22
Halifax, Virginia, United States
1752
1752
Age 23
Halifax County, Virginia
1754
1754
Age 25
Halifax County, Virginia
1756
1756
Age 27
Halifax, Virginia, United States
1759
1759
Age 30
Halifax, Virginia, United States
1761
February 14, 1761
Age 32
Halifax, Virginia, United States
1763
1763
Age 34
Halifax County, Virginia