Rev Elisha Cobb

Rev Elisha Cobb

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 4 Dec 1854 (aged 60)
Burial Owen County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 28553941 · View Source
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Kentucky Baptists, Volume 2 (1885), p. 344-345
J. H. Spencer

Elisha Cobb, son of Samuel Cobb, was born in South Carolina, Feb. 19, 1794. When he was about a year old, his parents moved to what is now Owen county, Kentucky. Here he grew up to manhood, in the new settlement, with barely a sufficient knowledge of letters to enable him to read and write. Although his parents were pious Baptists, he was much more familiar with the arts of gambling and the language of profanity, than with books. But the pious teaching and example of his parents were not lost on him. About the 22d year of his age, he was led to Christ, under the ministry of Benjamin Lambert, by whom he was baptized, into the fellowship of an arm of Mountain Island church, located at Muscle Shoals on Eagle Creek. On the 11th of October, 1817, this arm became an independent organization, under the style of Muscle Shoals church. By this congregation, Mr. Cobb was licensed to preach, in 1838, having been profitably exercising in exhortation for some time previous. He was ordained to the ministry, in May, 1839, and called to the pastoral care of Muscle Shoals church, in November of the same year. To this congregation he ministered, about 15 years, with unusual popularity and usefulness. He was, at different periods, monthly preacher for the churches at Greenups Fork,Mount Hebron, Pleasant View and Harmony, in Owen county; Grassy Run and Dry Ridge, in Grant; Crooked Creek, in Pendleton, and Hartwood, in Bourbon. He was eminent for his well tempered zeal and cheerful piety. His gifts, though not especially brilliant, were of the most useful kind. Perhaps no minister has been more beloved, or more useful, in the field in which he labored. In September, 1854, he was attacked with dropsy of the heart, which ended his earthly career, on the 4th of the following December. He died in the full triumph of faith.


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Newer stone, broken, floating against a tree

Son of Samuel Cobb and Judah Peake




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