Biography of E. A. Cobb (1846- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 520.

E. A. COBB, farmer and stock raiser of Lincoln County, Missouri, was born in Montgomery County, Mo., in 1846, and is a son of Henry and Rachel B. (DOWNING) COBB. The father was a South Carolinian, and came with his mother and step-father to Missouri. He was married in Lincoln County, but made his home in Montgomery County, where he passed the remainder of his days, dying when our subject was an infant. His widow married again and lived in Lincoln County until her death, which occurred in 1884. Her second husband was George ELSBERRY. E. A. COBB was the youngest of two children and reared by his grandmother Downing, with whom he remained until about fourteen years of age, when at that early age he began farming for himself. Sarah CANNON became his wife in 1866. She is a daughter of Ephraim and Nancy CANNON, and is the mother of the following children: George, Nida, Gertie, Earl, and John. Two children are dead. Mr. COBB rented land until 1882, when he purchased his present farm of 126 acres, which is well situated and under good cultivation. He supports the principles of the Democratic party.

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