CS Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar

Mary Ann Lamar Cobb

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Born: April 23, 1818

Birthplace: Milledgeville, Georgia

Father: Colonel Zachariah Lamar 1769 – 1838
(Buried: Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia)​

Mother: Mary Ann Robinson 1784 – 1823
(Buried: Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia)​

Husband: Major General Howell Cobb Sr. 1815 – 1868
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

Married: May 26, 1835

Brother: John Basil Lamar 1812 – 1862
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia)​

Children:

Zachariah Lamar Cobb 1837 – 1840​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
John Addison Cobb II 1838 – 1925​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, Georgia)​
Lamar Cobb 1840 – 1907​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Howell Cobb Jr. 1842 – 1909​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Henry Jackson Cobb 1844 – 1848​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)
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Basil Lamar Cobb 1846 – 1847​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Mary Ann Lamar Cobb Erwin 1850 – 1930​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Laura Rootes Cobb 1851 – 1852​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Sarah Mildred Cobb Rucker 1854 – 1933​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Andrew Jackson Cobb 1857 – 1925​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Elizabeth Craig Cobb 1859 – 1870​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb 1861 – 1863​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

Education:

Attended Dr. Brown’s boarding School in Scottsboro, Georgia. She learned the arts of a refined woman and skills included sewing, needlepoint and making wax flowers in addition to other subjects.​

Life Events before War:

1823: Birth of her brother Andrew Jackson Lamar
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1823: Death of her mother Mary Ann Robinson Lamar​
1835: She married Howell Cobb at the age of Seventeen years old.​
She lived in a Impressive House on Prince Avenue in Athens, Georgia.​
1837 – 1841: Her husband served as Solicitor General Western district​
1837: Her husband became bankrupted due to the Panic of 1837.​
1837: Birth of her son Zachariah Lamar Cobb​
1838: Death of her father Zachariah Lamar​
1838: Birth of her son John Addison Cobb​
1840: Death of her son Zachariah Lamar Cobb​
1840: Birth of her son Lamar Cobb​
1842: Birth of her son Howell Cobb Jr.​
1843: Her house on Prince Avenue and some of their possessions was sold in the Sheriff’s Auction.​
1843 – 1851: Her husband served as United States Congressman.​
Cobb and her family resided at her father-in–law’s plantation in Walton County Georgia for a few years.​
Mary and her husband Howell Cobb Purchased a lot on Hill Street in Athens and her brother John B.​
Lamar influenced the couple to build a New Greek Style mansion.​
During her husband’s Absences in the Winter, she spent in Macon.​
1844: Birth of her son Henry Jackson Cobb​
1846: Birth of her son Basil Lamar Cobb​
1848: Death of her brother Andrew Jackson Lamar Sr.​
1848: Death of her son Henry Jackson Lamar.​
1849 – 1851: Her husband Served as Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives.​
1850: Birth of her daughter Mary Ann Lamar Cobb Erwin.​
1851 – 1853: First Lady of the State of Georgia​
1851: Birth of her daughter Laura Rootes Cobb.​
1852: Death of her daughter Laura Rootes Cobb.​
1854: Birth of her daughter Sarah Mildred Cobb Rucker.​
1855 – 1857: Her husband Served as United States Congressman.​
1857 – 1860: Her husband served as United States Secretary of Treasury.​
1857: Birth of her son Andrew Jackson Cobb.​
1859: Birth of her son Elizabeth Craig Cobb.​
1859: Death of her brother–in–law Hezekiah Franklin Erwin.​

Civil War Life Events:

During the Civil War she served as part of the Athens Ladies Aid Society.​
1861 – 1862: Her husband was Colonel in the Confederate Army.​
1861: Birth of her son Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb.​
1861 – 1862: Her husband served as Delegate to Confederate Congress.​
1861 – 1862: Her husband was Speaker of Confederate Congress.​
1862 – 1863: Her husband served as Brigadier General in Confederate Army.​
1862: Death of her brother John Basil Lamar.​
1862: Her brother-in-law Brig. General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.​
1863: Death of her son Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb.​
1863: Death of her sister–in–law Mary Athena Jackson Lamar Cobb.​
1863 – 1865: Her husband served as Major General in Confederate Army.​

Life Events after War:

1868: Death of her husband from a heart attack in New York.​
1868 – 1889: Widow of Major General Howell Cobb.​
1870: Death of her daughter Elizabeth Craig Cobb.​
Suffered from bath health due to melancholia, neuralgia, and poor eyesight.​
1886: Death of her brother – in – law Lt. Colonel Luther Judson Glenn.​
1886: Death of her brother – in – law Dr. John Milton Johnson.​
1887 – 1889: She suffered from partial paralysis of the brain.​
1888: Death of her sister-in-law Laura Battalie Cobb Rutherford.​

Died: November 27, 1889

Place of Death: Athens, Georgia

Cause of Death: Effects of Partial Paralysis of the brain

Age at time of Death: 71 years old

Burial Place: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia
 
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