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Richard Cobb
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Birth: 1716
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1772
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Multiple war veteran.

1745 - Sergeant in Joseph's Company, Bristol County Regiment commanded by Col. Sylvester Richmond in the Cape Briton Expedition of the "Old French War" resulted in the capture of the fortress at Louisburg.

1758 - Captain of a company in the Lake George campaign of the French and Indian War sometimes called the Seven Year War.

"Minute Man" veteran of the Colonial War campaigns.

Richard was wounded by the bursting of a gun on the 4 November 1772 and died 4 days later.

The inscription on his tombstone: "In memory of Capt Richard Cobb who died Nov 8th, 1772, in ye 56th year of his age--He was wounded inas you know by ye splitting of a gun ye 4th day & died ye 8th much lamented."

His Captain's commission was handed down for generations, but disappeared about 1891.
The commission dated MA Bay Province 1758 was written on parchment and signed by Thomas Pownall, by order of his majesty King George II. 
Family links: 
  Samuel Cobb (1682 - 1726)
  Tabitha Tisdale Cobb (1685 - ____)
  Constant Burt Cobb (1728 - 1810)
  Samuel Cobb (1753 - 1837)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Thomas Episcopal Burying Ground
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Michael Duffy
Record added: Dec 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102113301
Richard Cobb
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A powder horn, inscribed "Richard Cobb, 1764," was found by chance. The story aired on the PBS program, History Detectives, on Jan. 8, 2013. They traced the powder horn to this same Richard Cobb. Amazing.
- Larry E. Barnes
 Added: Jan. 8, 2013

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