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The COBB Cemetery is located just east of the 4th Green (5th Tee) of the Kanawha Country Club, which is located on Kanawha Turnpike in the City of South Charleston (Kanawha County), West Virginia. Charles Richard COBB transcribed the tombstones in this cemetery, with the assistance of Carter Taylor Seaton, on Sunday, July 30, 2000. The cemetery seems to be receiving minimal care, but someone is cutting the grass. Several markers have fallen off of their bases, and we attempted to reset those that were not too heavy to lift.

Many of the tombstones were very difficult to read, as many of them were inscribed on Limestone. We were able to read them only after rubbing Violet leaves across the face of the stone. We attempted to use tracing paper and pencil to lift the inscriptions from the stones, but this was ineffective. Remarkably, by trial and error, we discovered that rubbing the Violet leaves onto the stones allowed us to record the inscription on the oldest of markers. Of course, the green coloring from the leaves will wash away with the first rain. We also discovered that "cleaning" the hard-to-read stones by rubbing a piece of marble stone over the inscription removed built-up mold and dirt. This was done with great care to insure that we were not damaging the face of the tombstones.

We are convinced that, within a very short period of time, many of the old tombstone inscriptions in the COBB area of this cemetery will be totally illegible. For that reason, we wanted to contribute this cemetery transcription, as this is the burial place for Fleming COBB(s), a very early settler in the Kanawha River Valley.

These are the COBB(s) tombstones that are all in one area at the Northeast corner of the cemetery. They are not listed in any particular order. I will add the other tombstone transcriptions shortly.

1.	George W. COBBS

George W.
Son  of
Feb. 22, 1846
11 Yr. 2 Mo. 14 Days
(Has the depiction of a reclining Lamb at the top)

2.	Edward Marion COBB

Edward Marion
Born Dec. 10, 1871
May 3, 1921
From all life's labors
He rests on high.

3.	Lucy M. 

Lucy M.
Wife of
Oct. 18, 1865
23 Yrs. 9 Mos. 20 Days
(3 feet tall.  Depicted at the top is a hand pointing to heaven).

4.	Fleming COBBS, Jr.

Fleming COBBS, Jr.
Born June 5, 1813
Died July 27, 1892
Age 78
           Gone but not forgotten

5.	Harrison COBBS

Son of
Richard & Caroline
Born Mar 7, 1860
Died June 16, 1861

6.	Sarah MORRIS

Mrs. Sara COBBS
Widow of
Fleming COBBS
Daughter of
Leonard MORRIS
The Deceased
Was born at Donnally's Fort
Greenbrier County VA in 1775
And departed this life
Oct 23, 1856
She was a pious member of the Baptist Church and died in the full hope 
of meeting kindred dead in the land of bliss.
"Grave the guardian of our dust
Grave the treasury of the skies 
(Every?) (atom?) (Rests?) again in hope to rise."

7.	Leonard COBBS				     

Leonard COBBS
Oct. 27, 1836
Jan 22, 1836
(This stone has fallen over and was too heavy to put in place).

8.	Sarah

Wife of
Mar 28, 1860
(Very tall, upright monument).

9.	Roswell COBBS

Roswell COBBS
March 19, 1851

10.	Fleming COBBS

To the memory of
Fleming COBBS
Who was born
December 23, 1767
Departed this life
Jan 10th, 1846

11.	Harry M. COBBS

Harry M. COBBS
At Rest
            (Red Granite Stone)


12.	Fannie B.

Fannie B. COBBS
At Rest
(Red Granite Stone)

13.	Harley J. COBBS						

Harley J. COBB
June 7, 1884
         June 5,1947

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