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Re: Alvin Cobb, Hook-handed Guerrilla

Alvin Lafayette Cobb b abt 1817-1820 in Ky. Found in Montgomery Co Missouri with family, wife is Lucy, in 1850 Census.

1850 Census
Name: AL?? Cobb
[Alvin Cobb]
[Alvin Lafayette Cobb]
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1850: District 61, Montgomery, Missouri, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: Agriculture
Real Estate: 600
Line Number: 13
Dwelling Number: 219
Family Number: 219
Household Members:
Name Age
AL?? Cobb 31
Lucy Cobb 38
Milton Cobb 7
Hampton Logan 22

Has 2 BLM land Grants
Name: Alvin Cobb
Issue Date: 1 Oct 1840
Place: Montgomery, Missouri, USA
Land Office: St. Louis
Meridian: 5th PM
Township: 48-N
Range: 6-W
Section: 1
Accession Number: MO0670__.333
Document Number: 7573

Name: Alvin Cobb
Issue Date: 1 Oct 1840
Place: Montgomery, Missouri, USA
Land Office: St. Louis
Meridian: 5th PM
Township: 48-N
Range: 6-W
Section: 1
Accession Number: MO0680__.006
Document Number: 5504

1860 Census
Name: Alvin Cobb
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Loutre, Audrain, Missouri
Post Office: Loutre
Dwelling Number: 9
Family Number: 11
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: 5700
Personal Estate Value: 1800
Household Members:
Name Age
Alvin Cobb 35
Lucy Cobb 38
Newton Cobb 16
Sarah Cobb 8

PM papers talk about an unsuccessful expedition out of Ft. Smith to arrest him at Boggy Depot IT/OK for the murder of Benjamin Sharp(?) of Missouri written July 5th 1866. During the interview of newly married Frances Cobb she indicated that Alvin was driving cattle towards Boggy Depot. It appears the expedition was made the first part of June and portions of the squad hung around the area around Will Station until the 19th with "Cobb having left the neighborhood"

1867 voting record has him Colusa Co., CA
Name: Alvin Cobb
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1822
Birth Place: United States
Residence Year: 1867
Residence Place: Colusa, California, USA

1870 census has him in Colusa County CA.
Name: Alvin Cobb
Age in 1870: 45
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Kentucky
Dwelling Number: 231
Home in 1870: Colusa, Colusa, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Colusa
Occupation: Farmer
Male Citizen over 21: Y
Personal Estate Value: 500
Inferred Children: Alferd Cobb
George L Cobb
Parmelia Cobb
Household Members:
Name Age
Alvin Cobb 45
Alferd Cobb 23
George L Cobb 21
Parmelia Cobb 17

1880 has him in Laramie Wyoming
Name: Alvin L. Cobbs
Age: 45
Birth Date: Abt 1835
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1880: Laramie City, Albany, Wyoming, USA
Dwelling Number: 139
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Francis Cobbs
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alvin L. Cobbs 45
Francis Cobbs 37
Albert Cobbs 17
Mary Cobbs 15
William Cobbs 13
John T. Cobbs 11
Dora A. Cobbs 7
Charles Cobbs 5
Martha Cobbs 7/12

He then pops up in several voting records in Millville, Shasta Co, CA

1896
Name: Alvin L Cobb
Age: 76
Birth Year: abt 1820
Residence Year: 1896
Residence Place: Shasta, California, USA

1898
Name: 812. Cobb, Alvin L.
Occupation: Farmer
Age: 76
Nativity: Kentucky
PO Address: Anderson

1900
Name: Alvin Lafayette Cobb
Age: 83
Birth Date: abt 1817
Residence Date: 1900
Street address: Millville
Residence Place: Shasta, California, USA

1900 Census
Name: Alvin S Cobb
Age: 82
Birth Date: Jun 1818
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1900: Millville, Shasta, California
Street: Country
Sheet Number: 4
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 89
Family Number: 89
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Frances Cobb
Marriage Year: 1878
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Months Not Employed: 0
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
House Owned or Rented: O
Home Free or Mortgaged: F
Farm or House: F
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alvin S Cobb 82
Frances Cobb 58
Charles M Mccart 25

San Jose CA City directory has Frances as a widow in 1908 So Alvin passed between 1900 and 1908. Frances appears to disappear around 1912
Name: Frances Cobb(wid)
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1908
Street address: 15 S 5th
Residence Place: San Jose, California, USA
Spouse: Alvin L Cobb
Publication Title: San Jose, California, City Directory, 1908

That's a start at least, I'll keep digging. John R

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