COBB, Howell, Congress, GA (1772-1818)


COBB, Howell, (uncle of Howell Cobb [1815-1868]), a Representative from Georgia; born in Granville County, N.C., August 3, 1772; moved to Georgia and settled near Louisville, Jefferson County, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the United States Army as ensign and lieutenant in the Second Sub Legion and as captain in the Artillerists and Engineers from February 23, 1793, until January 31, 1806, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Congresses and served from March 4, 1807, until his resignation prior to October 1812; returned to his plantation in Jefferson County, Ga., and resumed agricultural pursuits; died on his plantation, “Cherry Hill,” nine miles northwest of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., May 26, 1818; interment in the family cemetery on his estate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present