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Dr. Joshua COBB
Julia Ann MIMS
Marina Turner BRYAN
Husband:  [Dyer?] Joshua COBB
Birth:  19 Apr 1809, Eddyville, Christian [now Lyon] Co., KY
Death:  7 Apr 1879, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN
Occupation:  physician
Father:  Gideon Dyer COBB
Mother:  Modena Chittenden CLARK

Secondary sources have Joshua's first name as "Dyer," but I've yet to find a primary record using that name.

Marriage-1:  23 Jun 1835, Caldwell Co., KY
Wife-1:  Juliann / Julia Ann MIMS
Birth:  Jul 1812, VA [now WV?]
Death:  Sep 1841, Stewart Co., TN
Disposition:  buried Eddyville, Lyon Co., KY
Father:  Col. Linah MIMS
Mother:  Rebecca DAVIS
Marriage-2:  18 Jan 1843, Montgomery Co., TN
Wife-2:  Marina Turner BRYAN
Birth:  18 Mar 1811, TN
Death:  7 Dec 1890, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN
Other Spouse:  m1. ca. 1827, William Hilliard DORTCH, s/o Isaac DORTCH & Martha NORFLEET
Other Children:  George C. DORTCH, b. 1827/8, TN; William Turner DORTCH, b. 1838/9, TN
Father:  Henry Hunter BRYAN
Mother:  Elizabeth Ann AVERETT / EVERETT
Children with Julia MIMS:
1.  (Daughter A) COBB, b. ca. 1836/7; apparently died young
2.  Irene COBB, b. 15 Nov 1838, Caldwell Co., KY; d. aft. 1884; m. 10 Nov 1857, Montgomery Co., TN, Frank Patton GRACEY (1834-    ), s/o Matthew GRACEY & Maria TILFORD
3.  (Capt.) Robert Linah COBB, b. 5 Mar 1840, Stewart Co., TN
Children with Marina BRYAN born in Stewart Co., TN:
4.  Edwin B. COBB, b. 29 Oct 1843
5.  Mary Aurelle COBB, b. 26 Nov 1844
6.  Marina COBB, b. 1845/6
7.  Virginia COBB, b. 1846/7
8.  Sarah West "Sallie" COBB, b. 1848/9
9.  Gideon Clark COBB
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia


1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky/Tennessee Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Cobb, Joshua Mims, Julia Jun 23, 1835 Caldwell Co., KY
Cobb, Joshua Dortch, Maina D. Jan 18, 1843 Montgomery Co., TN

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #70-71 of 80; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 TN Stewart Co. pp. 344A-344B Joshua Cobb 100 101 - 200 010 010 000 - 010 000 0000001
These data indicate:es
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Robert (b. 1840)
1 white male 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 white male 30-39 1800-1810 = Joshua (b. 1809) 
2 white females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Irene (b. 1838)
= Daughter A (b. ca. 1836/7)
1 white female 20-29 1810-1820 = Julia (b. 1812)
1 male slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
1 female slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
1 persons employed in learned professions and engineering
The teenage boy is too old to be their son.

3.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Stewart Co., TN, p. 461B, 1133/1133, enumerated 5 Dec 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen this record is very difficult to read):
Joshua Cobb 41 m phisician 5,000 Ky
Marina   " 39 f     Tens
Irine    "  12 f     Ky
Robert   " 10 m     Tens
Edwin    "  7 m     "
Mary     "  6 f     "
Marina   "  4 m     "
Virginia "  3 f     "
Sallie   "  1 f     "
George Dorth 22 m phissician   "
William 11 m Student   "
Irene and Robert are Joshua's children by his first wife, Julia MIMS.  George and William are Marina's children by her first husband, William DORTCH.

4.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

5.  Terry Reigel.  Reigel Roots. [link died]

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