|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1813|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1896|
Thomas Church Cobb and Rev. M.D. Vannoy came to Texas in early 1850 from Campbell County, Tennessee. They married two Wheeler Sisters. Thomas Church married Ann Louise Wheeler July 27, 1837 in Campbell County, Tennessee and M.D. Vannoy married Catherine Calvin Wheeler in 1825 in Campbell County, Tennessee. The girls' brother, Samuel Wheeler, was the father of Peyton Wheeler whose mother, Nancy J. Wheeler, came to Texas with her brothers-in-law, Thomas Church Cobb and Rev. M.D. Vannoy. Rev. M.D. Vannoy was a Presbyterian preacher and pastured the Bethel Presbyterian Church from 1850 to 1858 at which time he retired as the pastor and the Rev. Rudolph became the pastor of this church near Lane's Academy. No other records have been found on Rev. Vannoy later than this time and it is was assumed that he must have died about 1858, however our family records show that he died in 1873 at the age of 66 years. It was rumored that the Cobb, Vannoy and Wheeler families brought a trunk of gold with them from Tennessee. In a letter to their relatives back in Tennessee, it was mentioned that they (Cobb and Vannoy) had helped to get Nancy J. Wheeler settled on a farm. (This was not a rumor but a fact. The Wheeler Family had considerable wealth and they were also of Choctaw Indian descent.)
Ann Louise Wheeler Cobb (1821 - 1898)*
Houston Cobb (1831 - 1854)*
John O. Cobb (1845 - 1852)*
Hattie Cobb (1851 - 1864)*
They came to Texas from Campbell County, Tennessee in 1850.
Note: Thomas Church Cobb and Rev. M.D. Vannoy came to Texas in early 1850 from Campbell County, Tennessee. They married two Wheeler Sisters.
Created by: Troy
Record added: Dec 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17056138
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