Col. Stephen Jorden Cobb, (CSA)

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Col. Stephen Jorden Cobb, (CSA)

Birthplace: Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 06, 1914 (74)
Parkton, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States (Hypostatic pneumonia.)
Place of Burial: Parkton, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Jordan Holesworth Cobb and Margaret Jane Cobb
Husband of Ninnetta Cobb
Father of John David Cobb; Margaret J. Cobb; James Jordan Cobb; Neill Collier Cobb; Georgia Mae Underwood and 1 other
Brother of James G. Cobb; Elizabeth Ann Henard and Margaret Cobb

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About Col. Stephen Jorden Cobb, (CSA)

From his find a grave page:

The May 8, 1914 edition of The Robesonian included the following:

The funeral of Col. S. J. Cobb took place at the Baptist church on last Friday at 11 o'clock a.m. and probably one of the largest funerals ever held in our town. The services were in charge of his pastor, Rev. J. L. Jenkins assisted by the pastors of both other churches, Rev. J. E. Berryhill, pastor of the Presbyterian church and Rev. H. B Porter of the M.E. church, also Rev. Wm. Ballard of Rowland, one of the former pastors of the Baptist church here and one of the Colonel's true and devoted friends.

Rev. Mr. Jenkins in the outset said he would not attempt to preach a long sermon as he did not think it necessary and was sure the deceased would not prefer it, that we all knew him and the life he lived among us could speak it better than he could tell it. The words of his text were "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints". He first spoke of him as a man stating he had only known him one year, but that he was a man that was highly respected and esteemed, a man whose word and honor were above reproach - and yielded an influence of high order. His faithfulness in the church won for him a place of high value. By precept and example he discharged every duty devolving upon him and bore willingly and patiently this work in the Master's service. He was an official of his church, holding the position of deacon, which office he had occupied for several years, and had served as superintendent of Sunday school for a number of years; was a man who lived in accordance with the doctrines of his church. Had been a member of the Baptist church for nearly 30 years.

Mr. Jenkins also spoke of him as a soldier, but space forbids much of the details, only that he was a true, brave soldier-and had a most wonderful mind and could interest most anyone along that line. He was 75 years old and we know of no more active man of his age. He will be greatly missed by his devoted loved ones and friends. He had planned to go to the Jacksonville reunion and had ordered a new uniform of gray to wear, which served as his shroud, and appeared quite natural and comfortable.

He has gone to his reward and we sorrow not without hope. We laid his body to rest in Parkton cemetery at 12 o'clock May 8 surrounded by a very large concourse of friends and relatives. An appropriate male quartette was rendered while the grave was being filled by Messrs. Berryhill, Jenkins, Porter and McCormick. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful more than covering the grave. The pallbearers were: active, Neill McNeill, J. A. Cashwell, W. L. Stanton. A. H. Perry, O. Stanley, M. F. Hodges; honorary, J. A. Wilder, Jno. R. Brown, Rev. W. S. Ballard, O. L. Johnson, W. L. Thames, Dr. D. Hughes, M. Wright.

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Col. Stephen Jorden Cobb, (CSA)'s Timeline

October 21, 1839
Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
November 6, 1874
Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
January 1876
North Carolina, United States
July 8, 1878
Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
June 4, 1880
Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
November 22, 1881
North Carolina, United States
July 10, 1885
Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
May 6, 1914
Age 74
Parkton, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
Parkton Cemetery, Parkton, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States