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Sarah Martha Whitner (Cobb)

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: United States
Death: October 30, 1906 (75)
at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B.C. Milner, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Addison Cobb, Jr. and Sarah Robinson Cobb
Wife of Maj., CSA John Charles Whitner
Mother of Eliza Spann Whitner; John Addison Whitner, Sr.; Sarah Rootes Howard; Mary Ann Milner; Thomas Cobb Whitner and 4 others
Sister of MGen Howell Cobb, Sr. (CSA), Governor, US Sec'y of the Treasury; Laura Bataille Rutherford; Brig. Gen. CSA Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb; Mildred Lewis Glenn; Major John B. Cobb and 1 other

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About Sarah Martha Whitner

Mrs. Sarah Martha Whitner, widow of the late Major John C. Whitner. died Tuesday night, at 11 o'clock, at the resldence of her her son-in-law, Mr. B. C. Milner, in Louisville, Ky.

Mrs. Whitner was the daughter of Colonel John Addlson and Sarah Rootes Cobb, of Athens, Ga.. and was born in that city August 10, 1831. She was the youngest sister of Generals Howell Cobb and Thomas R. R. Cobb and Major John B. Cobb. On September 28, 1853, she married Major John C. Whitner, and for a short time lived near Tallahassee, Fla., but moved to West Point, Ga., and later, in 1864, removed to Atlanta, where she has lived continuously since.

Mrs. Whitner united with the Presbyterian church in early life, and was a consistent member for more than fifty years. In all relations of life, she was a model of the true southern woman—modest, gentle, reserved and courteous, but firm in her convictions, and candid in her converse and conduct.

She is survived by her seven children: John A. Whitner, Thomas C. Whitner, Charles F. Whitner, Miss Eliza S. Whitner, Mrs. Warren Howard, Mrs. B. C. Milner, and Mrs. W. J. Milner.

She is also survived by the following nephews and nieces: Judge Howell Cobb, of Athens, Ga.; Captain John A. Cobb, of Americas, Ga.; Judge Andrew J. Cobb, of Athens, Ga.; James J. Cobb, of Macon, Ga.; Mrs. S. L. McBride, Mrs. T. W. Rucker, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Hoke Smith, Mrs. A. W. Hill, of Atlanta.

The body.will reach Atlanta this mornIng, and funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Theron H. Rice from the residence of Mr. W. J. Milned, 429 Courtland street, Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons; John A. Whitner, Jr., Whitner Howard, Henry F. Whitner, Caspar S. Whitner, Charles W. Milner, John Charles Whitner.

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Sarah Martha Whitner's Timeline

August 10, 1831
United States
July 9, 1854
Age 22
United States
July 19, 1857
Age 25
United States
July 29, 1859
Age 27
United States
July 12, 1861
Age 29
United States
August 16, 1863
Age 32
United States
May 10, 1867
Age 35
United States
September 22, 1871
Age 40
United States
October 30, 1906
Age 75
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States