biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
TIMOTHY COBBS, of Prairie Township, is a resident on section 12. He was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, April 28, 1826, and is the son of Anselm and Ann (Coppock) Cobbs, who were united in marriage in 1825. The former was a native of Virginia, and the latter was born near New Garden, Ohio. Anselm Cobbs removed with his parents to Ohio when a small boy, and was inured to the hardships and labors of farm life, and four times, during his early life, settled in the dense timber land of Ohio, and cleared up farms. He came to Iowa in the fall of 1864, and settled at New Sharon, where he kept hotel for a short time. He died in 1879, within three days of his seventy-eighth birthday. His wife died in Ohio in 1842. They were the parents of eight sons and two daughters, six of whom are living. Timothy Cobbs, the subject of this sketch, was the oldest child of the family. All his early training was upon the farm. In 1851 he was united in marriage with Miss Emeline Cattell, a native of Mahoning County, Ohio, and a daughter of Joseph and Annar (Shreeves) Cattell. Mr. Cobbs continued the occupation of farming in Ohio until the year 1865, when he came to Iowa, and has since been a resident of Prairie Township. By his marriage six children have been born: Lavina, the wife of Christopher J. Stanley; Annar, Mrs. Clark T. Roberts, and Catherine, wife of J. M. Teague, all reside in Washington County, Kan.; Silas, Ollie and Tazetta are at home. In his political affiliations Mr. Cobbs is a Republican, and his religious connection is with the Society of Friends. He is the owner of ninety~flve acres of land, adjoining the corporate limits of New Sharon. His farm is in a high state of cultivation, with all its improvements of the best character. Mr. Cobbs is a man who never assumes a virtue if he has it not, but pursues the even tenor of his way, with the sublime consciousness that his character is made up of the strictest integrity and nprightness of life, supplemented by the Christian graces.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy