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WILLIAM H. COBB

COBB, BOYNTON

Posted By: Melissa Mayhew Grandt (email)
Date: 10/29/2010 at 13:54:08

The History of Cedar County, Iowa, containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c.,..., Chicago: Western historical Company, 1878, p577.

COBB, WILLIAM H., merchant, hardware, and house furnishing (late of the firm of Reichert & Cobb); Tipton; born in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 24, 1838; lived there ten years; moved to New Hampshire, and lived also in Maine, his father being engaged in the factory business; came to Illinois and enlisted in the army in Co. E, 126th Regt. Ill. Inf., for two years, and then was stationed at Point Lookout, Md.; was Commissary of prisoners of war--all prisoners in the Federal army being exchanged there; was in the seige of Vicksburg and in many skirmishes; came to Iowa in 1865 and engaged in the dry goods trade until three years ago. Married Miss E.V. Boynton, from Tipton, January, 1868; she was born in Ohio; they have two children--Forrest and Brett.

[Transcriber's note: This article was transcribed exactly as it appeared in the original, including any misspellings or grammatical errors. Transcriber is not related to any persons mentioned and article is transcribed purely for genealogical research purposes.]


 

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