Date of Death: 30 Apr 1891
Subject: Jonathan Cobb
Source: Savannah Reporter, May 1891
Jonathan Cobb died at his home, 2 1/2 miles west of Savannah, at 10:15 o'clock, April 30, 1891, of paralysis. He was born near Gill's Mills, Rowan county, Ky., Dec. 26, 1811. He moved with his parents to Montgomery county, Mo., in 1820, was married to Eliza J. Fergison, Sept. 13, 1838, and moved to the Platte Purchase Oct. 23 of the same year, when he pre-empted the land on which he has resided until his death. He was an old school Baptist. In politics he was always a staunch Republican. Mr. Cobb was the oldest resident of the Platte Purchase, and received a chair at Rosendale, several years ago, on account of that honor. He was buried in the Savannah cemetery from the Presbyterian church, Saturday, May 2, by Rev. Pollard, of St. Joseph. He leaves a wife and seven children living, four girls and three boys.