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From: "Sparkle7" <>
Subject: Re: [SMITH] Here's your challenge! Want to help? SC SMITH family et al / Hello Cousin Gail
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 08:36:03 -0400
Hello Cousin Cail. Welcome to my side of the COBB family. This is a
blessing. Please contact me off list as well. I am so excited to find
another cousin, even if we are distant cousins. Wow.
Peace and blessings.
Dolores Cobb Phifer
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Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [SMITH] Here's your challenge! Want to help? SC SMITH family et
> I'll get the ball rolling since I am a relative of the Cobb/Longs that
> Charles speaks of and I too have ties to these names in the Oconee Co.,
SC - Long
> Creek area.
> My records show that Messiah "Cy" Cobb b. 1/15/1859 d. 4/18/1918
> He is buried at Mtn. Grove Cem., Mtn. Rest, Oconee Co., SC.
> He is the son of Robert Cobb Jr. My GG Grandfather and his first wife
> Robert's second wife was Susan's sister Nancy - my GG Grandmother.
> Family history tells that Robert was never officially married to the
> Susan died in childbirth and Nancy keeping house and tending to the child
> stepped in.
> Note: Susan and Nancy were said to be children of Messiah Long. Family
> history also tells that Nancy and Susan were Indians left behind during
> of the "Trail of Tears" and that he took them in and raised them as his
> Messiah "Cy" Cobb married Louellen "Ellen'" Pitts and they had 8
> most if not all lived and died in Oconee Co., SC.
> Cy shows up in several census listings including 1900 and 1910, Pulaski
> Now for Messiah Long. I have him listed as being born in 1810 and being
> married to Sarah.
> Messiah Long according to my information had 5 children. Nancy and Susan
> listed above, Emily, Elizabeth (who married a Smith) and Mary.
> The 1860 Census for Pickens District shows Henry Wadkins (11) and Balis
> (9) living at his home.
> A note from Betty Vinson (an Oconee Co. researcher) that was sent to me
> stated that Henry Long was the only son of Elizabeth Watkins and Messiah
> This note was written on the obituary for Henry Long.
> As for Messiah Smith - sorry I don't have any information to share about
> However, like all the families in that area, they married who they lived
> near or who they went to church with. It is very true like Charles said
> they are all intertwined.
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